Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

***Important Announcement***
We have added a Workout of the Day class at 8a for this Saturday, January 30. The class is loaded in MINDBODY, so please register as normal. If there is enough interest in this class, we will look to keep it in the rotation.

three rounds for time:
50-meter lunge
100m standing long jump
200m run

workout courtesy of


  1. coach | January 29, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Sweet pantaloons today, Ralph. Really nice. Supple, stretchy material, moisture wicking no doubt, clean, slimming lines, solid inseam—not too long, not too short. And that logo: powerful. Inspirational. Matronly. And all that for only $375. Money well spent. Do those come in camo?

    Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to feed the children and save the whales. It’s a good thing StuLu is here to talk me down from the ledge.


    • Tank | January 29, 2010 at 8:24 am


    • Kimmie | January 29, 2010 at 9:01 am

      6am laughs at more things in an hour than most people do all day!!!

    • baykay | January 29, 2010 at 9:07 am

      …I especially liked the massive uterus on the hood…awesome…


      • IWant2GetStronger | January 29, 2010 at 10:16 am

        this warrents a pic for the whole community 🙂

    • ralswang | January 29, 2010 at 12:14 pm

      I am glad I caught your eye this morning. I guess there is something to Lululemon. In honor of your post I gave in your name to an important group.
      Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. This is amazing group that looks out for returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.
      Check them out:
      With deep respect and much love. Thank you for making me stronger and helping live a better life.
      Ralph XOXO

    • meghanmcnally | January 29, 2010 at 2:16 pm

      don’t forget to floss! 🙂

  2. coach | January 29, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Jeff’s plank hold: 8:40.

    • train2live | January 29, 2010 at 2:47 pm


      Nice job!! I held the record for what, maybe an hour! I think I have 9 plus in me though. Let’s keep it going brother…maybe we can make this as legendary as the Mike and Rob pull up competition.

      Dave O.

    • mchofia | January 29, 2010 at 3:57 pm

      That’s ridiculously awesome.

      This has been a great week some great PRs and extra efforts. I guess awesome is just in the everyday at MPH.

      • Jessica | January 29, 2010 at 5:58 pm

        Definitely awesome, Jeff. The definition of hard *core.*

        I agree with Mayra—another great week: much learned, much accomplished, and many laughs.

  3. coach | January 29, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Mike D.: 11:42
    Borja G.: 10:28
    Kim H.: 12:36 (2 rounds)
    Erin K.: 14:10
    Christine S.: 15:28
    Caitlin F.: 11:38
    Erez Y.: 15:34
    Samir M.: 16:16 (sub: squat, sit-up)
    Ted K.: 13:20
    Ralph A.: 16:28
    Kristie K.: 12:55 (sub: sit-up; 2 rounds)
    Kris C.: 16:05
    Tamra F.: 16:50
    Amy D.: 11:48 (sub: sit-up)
    Charles H.: 11:50
    Mike S.: 12:19
    Jen M.: 12:39 (sub: sit-up)
    Ravi S.: 14:05
    Jeremy N.: 10:27
    David O.: 12:52
    Neil A.: 10:32
    Ivy F.: 12:47
    Sidra C.: 13:00
    Meghan M.: 13:53
    Sean M.: 13:58
    Joe P.: 12:29
    Antonio G.: 12:10
    Steve D.: 11:30
    Jonathan H.: 11:59
    John S.: 13:29
    Jeff W.: 12:40
    StuLu.: 14:32
    Dave R.: 10:38
    Alan N.: 11:53
    Josh O.: 12:49
    Lisa C.: 15:09
    Roselena R.: 15:46
    Shana S.: 15:53

    • Need A Bionic Back | January 29, 2010 at 10:22 am

      So first time in forever that I do a WOD as RXd, and I get no time posted. You guys trying to tell me something?

      Great work on the planks Jeff and Dave O.

      John S.

  4. Mrs. Finkenstadt | January 29, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Borja and Jeremy- way to crush the WOD!

    Nice work to both Dave and Jeff on the plank holds. You guys both rock!

    • jwood30 | January 29, 2010 at 11:46 am

      Thanks Ivy and John. I was shaking pretty hard. JW

  5. Need A Bionic Back | January 29, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Steve D,

    When you get a chance, I would appreciate the contact info. per our discussion earlier today.


    John S.

    • tubameat | January 29, 2010 at 5:56 pm

      yo John here’s the info:

      Dr Heath Bills at Elite Performance Chiropractic


      see you at the box!

  6. StuLu | January 29, 2010 at 11:03 am


    I am so thrilled that you have discovered the joy of Lulu Lemon. This is a journey that you must embrace with gusto as you will soon reap the benefits of well-designed spandexy fabrics that compliment your toned self while avoiding unpleasant chafing.

    By the way; have you noticed how more spright and sunny you feel in LuLu colors…it certainly brightens my day!

    It is exciting to know that yet another MPH athlete will join me now for LuLu shopping sprees. I must ask: Are you as excited about the new spring collection as I? If you like I will introduce you to the lovely ladies at the P Street location…they are happy to hold things for you as they come in so as to avoid the devastating result of them not having your size amidst the new collection. (By the way…the spring line is coming in now so we should plan an afternoon together there…and if we go on Sunday we can watch the girls doing a yoga class while shopping.)

    Embrace the LuLu in you Ralph. Relish this trendsetting moment in your life as you step out ahead of the fashion curve. It is not our fault that John is still stuck in the “oh-so 2007” world of camo board shorts. And when the others eventually come to Lulu Lemon in droves we will be well in front…on to a new line…a new look (there are rumors that Louis Vuitton is coming out with an athletic line..which is good as there will be an easy transition to my name becoming StuLouis).

    Be Proud Ralph. Stand Tall. And stroke your pectoral region as you feel your supple skin ripple in the delight of a fine garment indeed.


    • Mrs. Finkenstadt | January 29, 2010 at 12:31 pm

      The big question is, do the LuluLemon pants fall down less than Lucy pants? I love the low rise look, but they tend to slip down and therefore I spend time hiking up my pants instead of say, broad jumping.

      • StuLu | January 29, 2010 at 1:06 pm


        I find that if you cut the drawstring in the middle you can tighten and synch at will. I agree, it is a common complaint of early LuLu Lemon devotees but I learned this technique from a lovely young lady in the Newport Beach shop who gave me this tid-bit as a little “insider secret.”


  7. jwood30 | January 29, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Ralph, I think you have made a friend for life. JW

  8. ralswang | January 29, 2010 at 11:37 am

    StuLu I look forward to our shopping date. We have to find John just the right style. John does look good camo. Being from NYC his black t-shirt always does something for me.
    To my 6am Brothers and Sisters. Thank you for putting up with all chatter. It is honor to share the morning with you all. Thank you for getting my day going great. I feel very lucky to share sweat,friendship,laughs and GREAT WORKOUTS with you all.
    Deep thanks to John, Mel and Rebk for making it happen for us all everyday.
    CrossFit MPH is wonderful community and I am honored and lucky to be part of it.
    Ralph XOXO!!!

  9. coach | January 29, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    I can’t tell you all how excited I am that you guys are FINALLY embracing Lululemon, even if you are, well, boys. Hey LuRalph and StuLu, we should see if they can sponsor our gym. That would be awesome. Maybe we can get our Sectionals t-shirts printed on Lululemon. I think John just lit himself on fire.

    Seriously, though, Lulu is high quality. Ivy—while comparative in price to Lucy (or maybe slightly more expensive), there is no comparison in quality. They will NOT fall off your butt. I’ve had my Lulu pants for three years now, and they haven’t lost their shape at all. AND, if you break them, they will fix them for free (I once tore a hole in my $100 pants, so I brought them into the store, and they had them repaired by a tailor).

    The only negative to Lulu is the shear expensiveness of the product. So, once again, we should consider sponsorship.


    • StuLu | January 29, 2010 at 3:13 pm


      I will talk to the lovely ladies when I am there this weekend to view the new spring line and to pick up a few more pairs of my favorite underwear. You never know…a sponsorship may be possible.

      I agree with you Melody, the Lucy line is a cheap impostor to the brilliance that is LuLu Lemon. It is like trying to compare the work-a-day fashion of Moschino to the genius of Maison Martin Margiela. I shudder at the thought.


  10. Jen M. | January 29, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    all this talk makes me want to go shopping… and according to their website’s “shop by color” section, they have not 1, but about 8 different shades of pink! 🙂

    • mchofia | January 29, 2010 at 3:40 pm

      Jen I agree, I’ve never checked out Lulu Lemon before (I just heard StuLu gasp). The promise of not having to worry that I will moon everyone during doubleunders is drawing me in.

      I think the gulf green is the same shade as my chucks, perhaps this would be to much of one color…maybe the snorkel blue.

      StuLu, if not a sponsorship a group discount. Do they make valentines undies for everyone to wear at the cupid undie run? 😀

      • Kimmie | January 29, 2010 at 3:46 pm

        I am loving the hats!

  11. StuLu | January 29, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    OH MY GOD! I just went online to see what was new at the LuLu Lemon website…

    Check it out:

    It is a LuLu Lemon Hockey Dude T-Shirt!!! I just ordered two.


  12. tubameat | January 29, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    all this lulu lemon talk!
    maybe some of you’ve noticed that most of my workout clothes are from the thrift store. hell, most of the time i dont even know what it says on my shirt. frankly, i’d rather spend my $ on salmon and young coconuts!
    and BTW i am DYING to start wodding with my arms again, starting wed with scaled weights if all stays on sched. and when i am fully back, i need to dominate my namesake wod asap.

    keep squattin’ !
    steve d

    • Tank | January 29, 2010 at 6:10 pm

      I’m not sure what happened on this forum today, but something when awry….


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