Crossfit: My love/hate relationship

CrossFit Whistler equals awesomeness

After quick drive up from Vancouver, we arrived in Whistler last night at 4:45 pm.  We made a fast transition, dropping the bags at the door and threw on our workout gear and were back out the door, making a mad dash to Crossfit Whistler for a quick throw down with our good friend Jordan and Tabetha.  We made the …

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Twitter in Action: Anyone up for a Workout?

For many of the naysayers out there, yesterday's impromptu workout with Anthony from Engineered Bodies was proof that communication tools like Twitter do work. At around Noon yesterday I put out my usual FourSquare check-in as I arrived to Fitness Town Burnaby, but made sure to add a note inviting anyone to come in and join myself, Pete and my …

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I was forced to check my ego at the door

Wednesday proved one of the most interesting experiences I've had during my past 3 years of CrossFit.  What happened?  Well, simply put, I had to check my ego at the door.  A humbling experience in itself, and a pill I wasn't ready to swallow.  My knee jerk reaction was to quit and go home – a completely foreign concept to …

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No equipment? No problem: Workout No. 4

I love to workout outdoors; and last night was no exception and with a beautiful sunset as our backdrop, it's easy to see why I feel the way I do.  Eight of us met at Kits beach to complete WOD #4 from the long list of no equipment needed workouts. The Workout:  10 Rounds for time of 10 burpees, 100 …

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Squat cleans and sprints… fun times!

Juts a quick update tonight.  Great workout at Crossfit Kitsilano with some amazing people. Warm-up:  3 minutes Double-unders, and every time you miss one, you have to do 3 burpees.  This is a challenging little warm-up.  Give it a try. Workout:  4 Rounds of Partner vs Partner 200m Run Max squat cleans 135 (reps) Here's how it works.  Your partner …

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Fight Gone Bad: A Brief History in Pain

Fight Gone Bad is just that… a fight gone bad.  In the below video, Greg Glassman explains his logic in the development of this nasty baseline, benchmark workout: If you check Athletics Wiki, you will see that Fight Gone Bad is cited as one of the original CrossFit benchmark WODs.  It was designed to simulate the time domain of a …

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Seattle WOD Fest: Who’s in?

WODFest is a CrossFit competition for all levels; test your metal against the best of the best in the Firebreather division, or if you do Prescribed weights compete in the RXed division, and if your a Master (35+ every 5 years) compete against athletes your own age in the Masters division(s). WODFest will be held August 20th, 2011 at a …

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