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Another Week Fitter

Workin' for a Livin'

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Quite a few of our athletes spend their 40 hour work week, or part thereof, performing some form of physical labor.  Whether it's lifting and moving boxes at the grocery store, performing field tests with heavy equipment, working construction, or figthing fire and saving lives, in order to get the job done, they rely on the strength and conditioning of their bodies to help complete the task at hand.  And they'll be the first to tell you the job is much easier, that they are more effective and efficient at what they do, because of their CrossFit training.  But even if your 9-5 job doesn't require any physical labor, being strong and fit has its advantages when it comes to chores, yard work, weekend golf, or surviving a game of basketball with your son and his friends.  Yes, being functionally fit, as we emphasize in CrossFit training, spills over into many areas of our lives.  Whether we're on the clock or just taking care of business at home, being our own elite athlete makes everything better.  

Workout of the Day

Deadlift 5,5,5,5,5

then, more fitness fun!

Nichole and Ralph climbin'.

QUOTE: "We work to become, not to acquire." - Elbert Hubbard


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Dave M.

225, 245, 255, 265, 275lbs (pr on the 5 reps) then 34 pull-ups on the green band.


then 44 pullups


225 PR on the 5 reps
26 pullups on the grey band


Interesting commentary on CrossFit's journey to becoming accredited.

Wonder what our box trainers and members think....? Will this take us the way of 'globo'gyms with their massive crowds, impersonal atmosphere, and general lack of effective fitness practices? Hope not!!


My two cents... I am in full support of the new testing standards regarding Level 1 Certification. Having acquired two degrees involving the areas of health and fitness and having been employed in the wellness industry for twenty years now, I commend any efforts CF will implement to hold people to higher levels of accountability pertaining to their knowledge as a trainer. I believe the process taking place now seems backwards to some because no one would have ever guessed ten years ago that CF would be where it is today. If they did, then it would have probably started off this way. With more and more people throughout the world getting involved, the previous minimalist requirements did scare many of us who had made a decision to pursue fitness through a formal education, and spent years preparing for it by taking collegiate classes and gaining professional experience. Let's face it - it is scary to think that someone can just go to a weekend certification, regardless of whether it's CF or not, and then be in a position to advise others about fitness training, weight loss, dealing with injuries, eating right, behavior change, etc. These are all topics a modern-day fitness trainer may be faced with on any given day. And to top it off, you have to be able to think about the "bigger picture" - what's best for this individual at this given time based on what I know about them? Whew! That's a lot to pick up on in a weekend! Being a top-notch trainer doesn't happen over night. There is a lot to be said for experience but I also believe that measures such as more demanding testing requirements are a step in the right direction. This will help ensure that those who are more serious about being a good trainer will be the ones moving forward. Can I get an "AMEN!"


Wow Kimberly!! Tell us what you really think!! :)

You make some great points, personally I feel the more the merrier & I think people NEED the security of knowing a program is 'validated' by a higher authority... We all know it works, we've seen the results, I don't need Clay, Kimberly, Kirk or Dan to take a test to further solidify that, BUT if people seeking true fitness need it then let's get it done! :)


295 x5

46 pull ups rx'd


200 x5
27 pullups blue/purple


170 lbs x5
45 pull ups blue band

Mike K.

275 lbs x5
58 pull ups


285 lbs x5
33 Pull ups;
How come Nicole looks so much better then I do climbing that rope??


205# x5
pullups 32 rx'd


5 rep deadlift max: 315
4 pull ups, no band; 19, blue band


65 pullups

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