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!
So this weekend is the big Fight Gone Bad 5 fundraising workout to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Foundation. I had to do my WOD on my own a day early, and my goal was to break 300, after scoring 283 last April. I was successful in hitting 313! Here’s what … More How to break 300 on Fight Gone Bad
Recently I’ve noticed that, for the Crossfit movements I am familiar with, I am now able to really turn on the intensity and compete with the clock the way I do in rowing. I expressed to my coach, Steve Macioci of Crossfit Ignite, that I also find the prospect of doing back-to-back race pieces on … More A quotable moment on intensity from Crossfit Ignite
Today’s WOD at Crossfit Ignite was the worst bonk I’ve had in a while. This week has been great, with a deadlift PR on Monday and some really great rows in the single, but I guess the recovery time required for a middle-aged athlete finally caught up with me today. The WOD was entitled “Air Force”, … More AirForce is my Waterloo
A year ago I never thought I’d be posting this. Today is a day of leg-killing workouts at Crossfit Ignite (deadlifts, air squats, power cleans, and running) and at Crossfit Endurance (12 x 60 secs on, 30 secs rest). What is my power lunch? A big bowl of pasta? Rice and beans? Pancakes and eggs? … More The new Crossfit Rower’s power lunch
Recently my box, Crossfit Ignite, was featured in a story in the New Jersey Star-Ledger about how one of our members got in shape before she went off to boot camp for the Army. I had the privilege of getting in some WODs with Vasti and I wish her the best in her military career! … More Crossfit Ignite Success Story
So I finally broke down and bought Vibram Five Fingers. I had been using an old pair of Teva Proton water shoes for WODs at Crossfit Ignite, rowing, and stand-up paddling, but these are not appropriate for running, and I wanted to give the barefoot running thing a try because my knees are bad and … More Vibram Five Fingers: First Impressions