Monday, January 10, 2011


  1. mchofia | January 9, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Is the food and clothing drive over?

    • mike | January 10, 2011 at 3:37 pm

      Sorry, MC, it is.

      That said, your question causes me to ask another…

      Most people get really charitable around the holidays, but are far less so the rest of the year. So, can I interest the MPH community in joining together to perform some type of volunteer work? If so, what type of project would we undertake? If folks can make suggestions and show interest (read: commit), I’m happy to organize.


  2. Special K | January 10, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Thanks for the pike-ups coaches! Great start to my birthday.

    • jwood30 | January 10, 2011 at 9:36 am

      Happy birthday Special K!

    • Mrs. F | January 10, 2011 at 9:41 am

      Happy Birthday!

  3. T | January 10, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Crossfit High on Paint Fumes
    (and floor-glue fumes, and mirror-adhesive continues)
    Sub: Modified OTB
    Five rounds
    14x single-arm suitcase deadlift (alternating, total) (50-lb dbs)
    14x db swing (50-lb db)
    21x situps


    Swings were really taxing by the third round, and I had to break them up. The hips just couldn’t do it after all the thrusters from Saturday (that’s what she said), which I actually did yesterday. I attempted pike-ups during the warm up, but the gym attendant almost called an ambulance as I wallowed around on the floor trying to make it work, so I subbed the situps.

    Today, I did the WOD early, and the workmen were in the gym while I was. So, I’m swinging my little heart out, as a couple guys walk back and forth about 2 feet from carrying pieces of plexiglass for one of locker rooms and a group of about 6 other men keep ducking around me to measure walls and argue about where to put equipment. Quite an adventure I’m having. At least I’m becoming less self-conscious.

  4. b-kay | January 10, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Josh O.: 285-325-325-lbs., 7:07 (225-lbs., 55lbs.)
    Ralph A.: 255-285-305-lbs., 10:01 (255-lbs., 45-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    Antonio G.: 295-315-315-lbs., 9:13 (225-lbs., 55-lbs.)
    Derek B.: 225-255-275-lbs., 9:41 (205-lbs., 55-lbs.)
    Ted K.: 225-245-255x-lbs., 9:35 (185-lbs., 45-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    Bill M.: 185-195-205-lbs., 9:38 (185-lbs., 45-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    Larry B.: 185-205-225-lbs., 9:32 (185-lbs., 45-lbs.)
    Keena S.: 165-155-155-lbs., 10:25 (125-lbs., 45-lbs.)
    Kris C.: 155-145-145-lbs., 9:27 (125-lbs., 45-lbs.)
    Alex H.: 185-185-205-lbs., 7:28 (125-lbs., 35-lbs.)
    Steve M.: 140-155-155-lbs., 10:18 (125-lbs., 35-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    Christine S.: 155-155-155-lbs., 5:46 (125-lbs., 45-lbs.; 2 rounds)
    Jon H.: 150-165-165-lbs., 8:53 (125-lbs., 35-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    Ryan B.: 115-115-115-lbs., 10:46 (75-lbs., 35-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    David O.: 225-245-245-lbs., 6:20 (225-lbs., 55-lbs.)
    Josh M.: 225-235-205-lbs., 7:48 (185-lbs., 55-lbs.)
    Sean M.: 205-225-225-lbs., 7:37 (185-lbs., 55-lbs.)
    Michael F.: 185-200-200-lbs., 7:54 (185-lbs., 45-lbs.)
    Sidra C.: 225-235-235-lbs., 8:28 (45-lbs.)
    Brian T.: 205x-185-185-lbs., 8:32 (155-lbs., 55-lbs.)
    Noland C.: 165-185-205-lbs., 9:11 (140-lbs., 35-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    Cristian D.: 165-185-200-lbs., 8:50 (155-lbs., 45-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    Michael S.: 165-175-175-lbs., 12:53 (140-lbs., 35-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    Jen M.: 140-150-150-lbs., 10:53 (135-lbs., 45-lbs.)
    Mayra C.: 140-140-150-lbs., 7:05 (135-lbs., 35-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    Campbell R.: 115-130-145-lbs., 8:23 (105-lbs., 35-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    Pete S.: 115-130-145-lbs., 10:22 (105-lbs., 35-lbs., sub: v-up)
    Holmes H.: 140-155-165-lbs., 10:35 (125-lbs., 35-lbs.)
    Diana D.: 95-105-115-lbs., 6:29 (75-lbs., 25-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    Bill G.: 255-265-265-lbs., 7:55 (225-lbs., 55-lbs.)
    Jeff W.: 265-285-295x-lbs., 11:15 (235-lbs., 55-lbs.)
    Mike S.: 285-295-300-lbs., 7:30 (235-lbs.)
    Ross K.: 255-270-280-lbs., 6:55 (225-lbs., 45-lbs.)
    Meghan M.: 255-265-265-lbs., 7:39
    Teal B.: 215-235-235-lbs., 12:24 (165-lbs., 45-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    Ivy F.: 245-245-260-lbs., 7:48 (sub: v-up)
    Kevin C.: 175-175-175-lbs., 9:19 (140-lbs., 35-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    Jim M.: 115-115-115-lbs., 7:11 (65-lbs., 35-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    Set S.: 115-115-115-lbs., 7:35 (65-lbs., 35-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    Joe P.: 315-335-350-lbs., 8:44
    Lisa C.: 155-155-165-lbs., 7:29 (125-lbs., 45-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    David T.: 165-175-185-lbs., 8:16 (125-lbs., 35-lbs., sub: v-up)
    Linda K.: 95-105-105-lbs., 8:50 (65-lbs., 25-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    Dave R.: 305-315-315-lbs., 5:56 (245-lbs.)
    Glenn C.: 275-290-290-lbs., 9:00 (235-lbs., 55-lbs.)
    Erez Y.: 255-275-285-lbs., 10:02 (235-lbs., 55-lbs.)
    Mark C.: 215-225x-165-lbs., 9:30 (125-lbs., 35-lbs., sub: sit-up)
    Drew P.: 215-235-235x-lbs., 7:56 (175-lbs., 45-lbs.)
    Leota B.: 135-145-145-lbs., 7:03 (115-lbs., 35-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    Alissa G.: 115-115-115-lbs., 7:22 (85-lbs., 25-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    Katherine C.: 125-135-145-lbs., 6:53 (115-lbs., 35-lbs.)
    Bobby M.: 115-125-135-lbs., 9:34 (95-lbs., 35-lbs.; sub: prom deadlift, v-up)
    Ben T.: 115-115-115-lbs., 9:49 (95-lbs., 25-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    Lee P.: 245-255-255-lbs., 10:15 (205-lbs., 45-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    Neil A.: 305-325-335-lbs., 6:37 (245-lbs.)
    Steve D.: 275-295-295-lbs., 6:31 (245-lbs.)
    David S.: 225-225-245-lbs., 8:35 (185-lbs., 55-lbs.)
    Wayne C.: 225-245-255-lbs., 8:38 (185-lbs., 55-lbs.)
    Chad F.: 205-225-245x-lbs., 9:22 (185-lbs., 45-lbs.)
    Rob K.: 325-340-355x-lbs.
    Marco M.: 295-310-325-lbs., 8:47 (245-lbs., 55-lbs.)
    Andrew R.: 275-285-300-lbs., 7:40 (245-lbs., 55-lbs.)
    Johnny A.: 225-225-225-lbs., 7:42 (175-lbs., 45-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    Syed Q.: 205-225-235x-lbs., 9:48 (175-lbs., 35-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    Joseph P.: 205-225-225-lbs., 6:54 (135-lbs., 35-lbs.; sub; v-up)
    John B.: 295-315-315x-lbs.
    Stuart W.: 245-245-255-lbs., 7:18 (195-lbs., 55-lbs.)
    Leigh T.: 225-235-235-lbs., 6:21 (165-lbs., 35-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    Jerry C.: 195-195-200-lbs., 10:21 (135-lbs., 35-lbs.; sub: sit-up)
    Jeff B.: 205-215-225-lbs., 6:56 (165-lbs., 45-lbs.)
    Anna H.: 205-215-195-lbs., 8:50 (150-lbs., 35-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    Keith H.: 185-185-185-lbs., 6:56 (125-lbs., 45-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    Jenn J.: 145-145-145-lbs., 8:00 (125-lbs., 35-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    Bradley D.: 135-115-125-lb., 8:16 (95-lbs., 25-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    Christine D.: 90-95-105-lbs., 8:16 (75-lbs., 25-lbs.; sub: v-up)
    John M.: 85-105-115-lbs., 9:42 (95-lbs., 25-lbs.; sub: sit-up)
    Caitlin S.: 11, 8, 9, 8, 7, 8:16 (sub: 5x max strict bodyrow, 21x pushup)

  5. T | January 10, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Regarding the new tag line- I always suspected there was a sadomasochistic bent to what we were doing here. It’s one of the things I’ve enjoyed most. Nice to have those suspicions confirmed at long last.

  6. jhartley25 | January 10, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    So, this is the first time I’ve had a chance to sit down in front of a computer and take a breath in a few days. Since last Wednesday, which happened to be my last WOD at the box for the foreseeable future, I’ve wrapped up work in DC, finished packing my apartment and made the drive from VA to Steamboat Springs, CO. This is where I’ll be spending at least the next several months, generally just being in the mountains and doing whatever the fuck I want (sort of joking about that, sort of). Pretty excited. Unfortunately though, it feels like I ended up doing everything the past few days for time. Combined with the holidays, this means that I didn’t get a chance to see or get a last workout in with nearly as many of you guys as I would have liked. I regret this. For a little while there I was even a little worried that I was too rushed and should have taken a couple of days before hitting the road, but based on the 17 inches of snow we’ve had in the past 24 hrs, I’m thinking that God (real God or whatever, not MPH God) is telling me I made the right call.

    Really though, this place has meant more to me over the past year than I could possibly put down in a post. I was going to go through some of my first workout scores and do some before and after comparisons, but the scores can’t sum it up. Ha, and now I’m thinking about when I first started. My original plan was to just do the first month with Elements. I figured I would be able to learn everything I needed and then just do this on my own to save a few bucks. Wrong. Needless to say, it took me all of about one class with Mel to realize how much I really had to learn. And learn I have, too much to try to put down. So, first, I want to say thanks to John, Mel and BK. Being able to watch you guys build this place and this community, and really come into your own over the past year is without a doubt one of the most impressive and inspiring things I’ve seen. I’m just glad I could be a part of it. I mean this. To all of you fellow MPHers, I love you to death, and I look forward to the next time. If any of you are planning a ski trip to CO this year, please, and I really mean this, hit me up. I’ll have time and I’d love to catch up or meet you. A friend of MPH is a friend of mine.



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