Thursday, March 25, 2010


  1. iwearsocksandshoes | March 24, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    I’m seriously thinking about moving to Edmonton this weekend to compete in the Central Canada sectional. Those WODs are a total gift of miracles.

    Dave R

    • TinkWants2GetStronger | March 25, 2010 at 8:56 am

      OHS of your fav, no wonder you want Canada..but I echo’re going to rock as are all the MPH athletes…we’ll be cheering you all on….LOUDLY! 😀

      • Rob | March 25, 2010 at 10:17 am

        I personally can imagine nothing worse than 7 minutes of thrusters. 🙂

  2. StuLu | March 24, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    What Dave, you want to advance on the back of Canadians? Are we supposed to compare you to the talent of Nickleback? Or Sidney Crosby god forbid? I fear that you have been doing too many burpees on MPH floor mats (“Made in Canada” – if you look closely). And, dare I say it may be affecting your psyche. You got this man…American style….get in the shit and hum Bruce Springsteen, knowing full well that to advance through the best is something special.

    As the great actor Lesley Nielson said over and over in the classic – and should have won an Oscar film – Airplane; “I just want to let you know…we are all counting on you.” Yes…we are. Yes…you can do this dude. The harder the better. Get out there and weed em’ out.

    StuLu – Armchair Quarterback

  3. coach | March 25, 2010 at 8:39 am


    Some sectionals’ housekeeping while we wait for the workouts to be announced…

    1. Athletes: Ivy, Dave O., Dave R., Jeremy, Melody, Meg, Rob, Joe P.

    2. Spectators: Jeff, Mayra, Neil, Ted (Saturday), Jen M., Sean M., John S., Jessica, Teal, Sid, Dave S., Christine, Susanna (Saturday, Meg’s pass), Chuck (Sunday, Meg’s pass), Adam C. (Steve’s pass), Joe F.

    3. Support crew: Christy, B-kay, Steve.

    4. If any competing athletes have an unused spectator’s pass, let us know.

    5. If anyone—athlete or spectator—needs a ride, let us know. Once we settle that, we’ll see who has extra room in his or her car.

    6. The event is being held at the Annandale, VA branch of Northern Virginia Community College. A link:

    7. MPH will have a booth (read: ~8′ x 10′ swatch of real estate in the “Cultural Center” that we will call home; the coolers there will be for ice only).

    8. Here’s what we know (an excerpt from an email sent by the organizers):
    Saturday, 27 March
    07:00 – 08:00 Competitor Registration
    08:00 – 08:30 Competitors Meeting
    08:00 – 09:00 Guest and Spectator Registration
    08:55 Welcome and National Anthem
    09:00 Competition Starts
    16:00 Day one ends

    Sunday, 28 March
    08:00 2nd Day of Competition begins
    15:30 Awards, Presentation, and Interviews

    –On Saturday, March 27th, everybody (competitors, spectators, judges and volunteers) needs to use the Visitor’s parking garage. There is a fee of $1/hour up to $6 max a day. It is cash only.

    –On Sunday March 28th the parking garage is closed. Everyone can use the B lot (students lots) for free.



    • CookingandLifting | March 25, 2010 at 2:28 pm

      My ride actually fell through, so if anyone has room, I’ll buy you dinner at Westend 🙂

    • swimdra | March 25, 2010 at 2:30 pm

      Right now I have an empty car so if more people need a ride, I can drive them.


    • the janitor | March 25, 2010 at 2:34 pm

      I have space so I can give you a ride…

    • jeremynurse | March 25, 2010 at 4:11 pm


      I have an unused guest pass.


    • charleshuang80 | March 25, 2010 at 5:39 pm

      I’d appreciate a ride for Sunday.


  4. coach | March 25, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Borja G.: 255-265-275-280-x-lbs., 8 rounds + 6x pushup
    Ralph A.: 225-245-255x-225x-x-lbs., 9 rounds (sub: jump-stretch pull-up, red, squat)
    Alex M.: 215-225-235-240-245x-lbs., 9 rounds + 8x pushup (sub: assisted s.l.s)
    Tamra F.: 175-175-175-175-175-lbs., 6 rounds +… 6x pull-up (sub: jump-stretch pull-up red, assisted s.l.s)
    Kim H.: 8 rounds (sub: 1x bodyrow, squat)
    Erez Y.: 215-220x-220x-220x-x-lbs., 11 rounds
    Erin K.: 205-215-225-230-x-lbs., 9 rounds
    Antonio G.: 215-235-245-255x-255-lbs., 9 rounds (sub: assisted s.l.s.)
    Derek B.: 175-195x-190-190-180-lbs., 7 rounds + 4x pushup (sub: jump-stretch pull-up, blue, assisted s.l.s.)
    Kris C.: 145-155-160x-x-x-lbs., 7 rounds + 8x pushup (sub: jump-stretch pull-up, red)
    Eli K.: 115-125-135-125-125-lbs., 4 rounds + 4x pushup (sub: assisted s.l.s.)
    Amy D.: 175-185-190-195x-195x-lbs., 8 rounds (sub: deadlift, 2x bodyrow, squat)
    Kristie K.: 105-115-125-135x-130-lbs., 6 rounds (sub: jump-stretch pull-up, blue, assisted. s.l.s.)
    Beth F.: 115-115-115-115-115-lbs., 3 rounds +… 3x pull-up (sub: jump-stretch pull-up, blue, assisted. s.l.s.)
    Ted K.: 8 rounds + 8x pushup (sub: sit-up)
    Sean M.: 275-285-285x-x-x-lbs., 6 rounds + 8x pushup (sub: assisted s.l.s.)
    Charles H.: 255-265-275-280x-x-lbs., 12 rounds (sub: assisted s.l.s.)
    Sidra C.: 185-195-200-205-210x-lbs., 5 rounds + 8x pushup (sub: assisted s.l.s.)
    Josh M.: 175-185x-185x-175-175-lbs., 12 rounds + 2x pushup (sub: assisted s.l.s.)
    Scott D.: 185x-185x-185-185-185-lbs., 10 rounds +… 1x squat (sub: assisted s.l.s.)
    Bill G.: 135-145-165-175-185-lbs., 8 rounds + 8x pushup (sub: assisted s.l.s.)
    Mayra C.: 135x-135-135-135-135-lbs., 6 rounds +… 4x pull-up (sub: jump-stretch pull-up, red, assisted s.l.s.)
    Jessica H.: 135-140-x-x-x-lbs., 8 rounds
    Jen M.: 135-140x-135-x-x-lbs., 3 rounds +… 2x squat (assisted s.l.s.)
    Katie M.: 95-105x-95-95-95-lbs., 6 rounds (sub: jump-stretch pull-up, green, assisted s.l.s.)
    Leota B.: 95-105x-95-95-95-lbs., 8 rounds + 8x pushup (sub: jump-stretch pull-up, green, assisted s.l.s)
    Sakar P.: 185-195-205-205-205-lbs., 7 rounds +… 5x pull-up (sub: jump-stretch pull-up, red, assisted s.l.s.)
    Roselena R.: 185-195-200-205x-x-lbs., 5 rounds +… 2x pull-up (sub: assisted s.l.s.)
    Robbie S.: 155-175-185-195-x-lbs., 7 rounds +… 3x pull-up (sub: assisted s.l.s.)
    Kevin C.: 155-155-165-165-165-lbs., 5 rounds (sub: assisted s.l.s.)
    Johnny A.: 135-145-145-145-145-lbs., 6 rounds +… 3x pull-up (sub: jump-stretch pull-up, green, assisted s.l.s)
    Jessy C.: 95-105-110-115x-x-lbs., 5 rounds +… 3x pull-up
    Lisa C.: 75-85-90x-90x-85-lbs., 6 rounds + 8x pushup (sub: sit-up, jump-stretch pull-up, red)
    Susanna B.: 185-195-205-210-215x-lbs., 5 rounds + 1x pushup (sub: 1x bodyrow, incline pushup, squat)
    Greg C.: 225-245-265x-265x-245-lbs., 11 rounds (sub: assisted s.l.s.)
    Linda K.: 75-85-85x-80-80-lbs., 7 rounds (sub: jump-stretch pull-up, green, assisted s.l.s)
    Matt W.: 275-285x-285-290-x-lbs., 6 round + 7x pushup (sub: assisted s.l.s)
    Travis O.: 285-295-300-310-315-lbs., 5 rounds +… 4x pull-up (sub: jump-stretch pull-up, red)
    Kyle F.: 265-280-285-290x-x-lbs., 7 rounds (sub: assisted s.l.s)
    Adam H.: 205-215-225-235x-x-lbs., 7 rounds +… 1x pull-up (sub: assisted s.l.s)
    Thomas M.: 145-155-165x-160-165-lbs., 8 rounds +… 6x pull-up (sub: assisted s.l.s)
    Sara D.: 105-115-115x-105-105-lbs., 8 rounds (sub: jump-stretch pull-up, green, assisted s.l.s)
    Adam C.: 215-220x-220-225x-x-lbs., 9 rounds +… 6x pull-up
    StuLu.: 195-195-195-195-195-lbs., 7 rounds + 4x pushup (sub: assisted s.l.s)
    Joe F.: 195-205-215-220x-x-lbs., 11 rounds + 8x pushup
    Jason H.: 185-195-205-210x-x-lbs., 13 rounds +… 6x pull-up
    Wayne C.: 175-195-205-215-225-lbs., 8 rounds (sub: assisted s.l.s)
    Sean F.: 160-165-170-175-180-lbs., 8 rounds (sub: assisted s.l.s)
    Tyler P.: 135-135-135-145-145-lbs., 6 rounds + 5x pushup (sub: 2x bodyrow, assisted s.l.s)
    Koji H.: 145-155-160-165x-165x-lbs., 10 rounds +… 1x s.l.s
    Erin H.: 95-95-95-95-95-lbs., 5 rounds +… 6x pull-up (sub: assisted s.l.s)
    Neil A.: 245-255-265-270-275x-lbs., 11 rounds +… 6x pull-up (sub: assisted s.l.s)
    Marc B.: 245-255-265x-255-255-lbs., 5 rounds +… 5x pull-up (sub: assisted s.l.s)
    Jonathan H.: 175-185x-185x-x-x-lbs., 10 rounds + 8x pushup (sub: assisted s.l.s)
    Sue R.: 55-55-55-60-60-lbs., 5 rounds +… 3x pull-up (sub: jump-stretch pull-up, green, assisted s.l.s)
    Christine S.: 115-115-115-115-115-lbs., 6 rounds + 8x pushup (sub: assisted s.l.s)
    Teal B.: 155-165-175-175-180-lbs., 5 rounds + 7x pushup (sub: jump-stretch pull-up, green, assisted s.l.s)
    Gary C.: 165x-155-165-165-x-lbs., 6 rounds + 5x pushup (sub: jump-stretch pull-up, blue, assisted s.l.s)
    David S.: 165-175-185-190-x-lbs., 6 rounds + 8x pushup (sub: jump-stretch pull-up, red, 2x squat)

    • daviesag | March 25, 2010 at 5:03 pm

      I didn’t substitute sit ups for the push ups. Was I supposed to? They didn’t bother the shoulder.


  5. operationyetifit | March 25, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I’m wondering how you guys deal psychologically with injury. This sort of hit me in the face today cause one rep max squats is my favorite WOD, and I’m generally fond of anything to do with squatting. Usually I put up big numbers and they make me feel good. Both about myself and my effort in the gym. However for the last six months or so I’ve been going through a lower back/knee injury that has really affected my squat numbers. And its hard.

    Part of me feels disappointed that I’m no where close to my lifetime max efforts. Part of me feels like I’m not doing anything “real” or significant when I squat 100lbs below max. I mean, I intellectually realize the importance of getting fit again and keeping on coming in, I also realize that your WOD is about finding the edge for that moment in time… but those realizations don’t really seem to alleviate the dissatisfaction. Does anyone else feel this way? How do you deal with it?

  6. StuLu | March 25, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    The WOD’s are posted. Start your analysis now.

  7. StuLu | March 25, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    My initial thinking is that this is a perfect MPH line-up. The balance of metabolic and strength plays right into our game. There is nothing posted that attempts to eliminate perfectly great athletes that might struggle with offbeat moves (like “flying-pullups” that I saw as one of the sectional offerings). Let’s be fair here….handstand push-ups off the ceiling with a weighted vest while singing Helen Reddy is NOT classic Crossfit.

    So, good for the organizers in coming up with something real.

    This is our time. This is our house. UNLEASH THE FURY!!!!!!!

    StuLu – Team MPH Commentator.


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