Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

This time last year, we asked what you wished to accomplish in 2010. If you were part of that response: how did you do? Did you meet any or all of your goals, and why or why not?

What are your training goals, resolutions and hopes for 2011? What can you do to assist with their accomplishment?

As for us: we are excited to remain raising the bar and living the byword under our name, The Fittest In DC—demanding your best everyday, and in turn, continuing our quest to give you the finest in preparation and coaching.

Rest today.


  1. 361eta | January 9, 2011 at 6:42 am

    Jeff W.

    Did you drop your hat after Saturday WOD? I found a gray cap

    Glenn C.

    • jwood30 | January 9, 2011 at 12:49 pm

      Yes I did. Thank you.

  2. johndouglasbates | January 9, 2011 at 11:05 am

    This is a fun question that I asked myself in the days leading up to the new year. My goals, in order, are to:
    (1) continue enjoying the hell out of working out, eating better than I used to, and getting to know the incredibly impressive people that form our community;
    (2) get jacked (kidding…or not);
    (3) start completing WODs involving weightlifting as prescribed;
    (4) improve in the gymnastics-related exercises, particularly kipping, ring dips, and maybe perhaps possibly someday figure out muscle-ups;
    (5) improve in technical lifts, particularly overhead lifts;
    (5) hit some targets in the exercises where I’m *more* comfortable (although these may seem arbitrary, in mind are a 1:30 500m row, 275 lb back squat, 400 lb deadlift, 5:15 mile, 30 strict pull-ups, 100 push-ups);

    (1,000,000,000) run the Marine Corp Marathon because I have a growing sense LB is going to persuade me to do it with her.

    What can I do to assist in accomplishing these goals? Keep it simple: wake up every day ready to chip away at them.

  3. Mrs. F | January 9, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    My list is pretty much the same as last year!

    I still have a lot of work to do on some skills, but I can hardly look to the future without being thankful for the past year. To have competed in the CrossFit Games Sectionals was an amazing experience, the coaching and preparation for which was unparalleled. Over this year I (we?) have identified weaknesses, but also grown more technically proficient in my skills and, because it was demanded, raised my standards for what is correct and acceptable form on many lifts and movements.

    Instead of adding to a list of skills I would like to accomplish, I will make this pledge: to remain coachable, do my mobility homework, continue to absorb and apply nutritional information and share it with the Paleo Eaters Anonymous Blog*, bring my best mind and attitude to the box every day, and be a good friend to all of you.

    * The Paleo Eater’s Anonymous Blog is a blog where several of the members of MPH share their food journals and offer encouragement to one another on maintaining a healthy, clean, diet. If you are interested in knowing more, let me know by email at ivy dot lange at gmail dot com. You can also ask coaches for info on the blog and how to contact me.

  4. joepap | January 9, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Mine are a bit general–but I think these will give me guidance ever day in the gym.

    + remember that while I’m here for myself first, I’ve taken an oath to this city that I must uphold. Even if the I never make an amazing rescue again, your tax dollars pay me for what I can and will do if called upon.

    + be a positive member of this community

    + Perform to the established standard of movement, even when no one is looking

    + acknowledge my accomplishments, befriend my failures.

    + do my part at home-rest, ice, nutrition, fun.

  5. jlm9003 | January 9, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Thank you for asking this question- I just wrote these to myself over the new year holiday..
    *more time getting to know members of mph community*
    fitness goals:
    1. Perform a strict pullup (no assist)
    2. Perfect form pushups
    3. Increase shoulder press strength
    4. Better running! Get mile under 8mins
    5. Better box jumping

    I know that regular training and dedicated good nutrition. Will get me there. Thanks coaches!!!!

    Jennifer M


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