Well I am still reeling from Fight Gone Bad 6. Had a HUGE PR today, scoring 337. I came in feeling OK but not great with a sore shoulder and coming off of a week of poor sleep, so I figured I’d be happy to just break 300, as my previous PR was 313. My … More Wow, what happened in Fight Gone Bad 6? Huge PR today!
It’s been a rough summer here in New Jersey – a week of triple-digit heat, floods, an ?earthquake?, and now Hurricane Irene. Lots of anti-rowing things happening, so Crossfit has been my salvation. Now I am both happy and sad to report that the original Crossfit Ignite has been done in by the flooding from … More Crossfitters may be tough, but mother nature always wins…
The weather back east has been terrible this April and it’s been hard to get a lot of single sculling in. What I did notice, however, is that I was able to get right back on the water after a rough winter and was able to be at full pressure, race ratings within 2-3 sessions. … More Crossfit Endurance rowing workouts are highly specific to competition
Having done Crossfit for about a year, I was approached by the gang at Crossfit Ignite to join the Crossfit Games Open team this year. I was apprehensive about it because there are still certain movements that I cannot do as prescribed (handstand push-ups, muscle-ups, and heavy overhead work). Others I am pretty good at … More Trying the Crossfit Games Open this pre-season…
Thanks to the Trotter Family YMCA in Houston for hosting me tonight and basically being the friendliest people on the planet! I was on a business trip which involved a team cooking activity at Sur La Table, at which I made a modified Emerald City Salad and enjoyed doing “Iron Chef” with a bunch of … More Houston, we are “go” for the Bear Complex!
A big thanks to Steven and Heidi at Crossfit Affliction in Fort Lauderdale for welcoming me during my recent business trip down there! I really appreciated the intensive coaching on snatch technique, which is one of my (many) weaknesses. I probably performed 50 snatches during a skill session and WOD, and a lot of it … More Thanks to Crossfit Affliction!
Today was Crossfit Ignite’s Barbells for Boobs workout to fund breast cancer research. It was a tough WOD for me – 30 clean and split jerks at 115lb. in 4:55. I just can’t get the Rx weight of 135 overhead for more than 2-3 reps yet. But what a great idea. This is Crossfit’s version … More Barbells for Boobs fundraiser workout against breast cancer