Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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  1. b-kay | February 22, 2011 at 9:04 am
     

    –Scores–
    James C.: 6 rounds +… 10x sit-up (14-lbs.; sub: 2x pushup, sit-up)
    Alex M.: 8 rounds (25-lbs.; sub: plate clean, 3x pushup)
    Robbie S.: 6 rounds +… 9x toes-through-rings (sub: prom hspu, 1 x 45-lb. plate)
    Sofia J.: 7 rounds + 5x pushup (10-lbs.; sub: 1x pushup, sit-up)
    Borja G.: 6 rounds +… 10x mb clean (sub: 3x pushup)
    Michael F.: 7 rounds +… 10x toes-through-rings (25-lbs.; sub: plate clean, 3x pushup)
    Jason C.: 6 rounds +… 10x sit-up (14-lbs.; sub: 2x pushup, sit-up)
    Jeff T.: 6 rounds + 8x pushup (sub: 2x pushup, sit-up)
    Derek B.: 8 rounds + 10x toes-through-rings (sub: prom hspu, 1 x 45-lb. plate)
    Jonathan H.: 4 rounds +… 9x mb clean (sub: 2x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Ted K.: 5 rounds +… 10x toes-through-rings (25-lbs.; sub: plate clean, 3x pushup, toes-to-bar)
    Alex H.: 6 rounds + 15x pushup (sub: 3x pushup, toes-to-bar)
    Steve M.: 5 rounds +… 9x hanging knee raise (sub: 2x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Kris C.: 5 rounds +… 9x toes-to-bar (sub: 2x pushup, toes-to-bar)
    Jessy C.: 5 rounds +… 10x mb clean (sub: 1x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Cristian D.: 5 rounds + 15x pushup (sub: 3x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Rob K.: 8 rounds (sub: 3x pushup)
    Mike S.: 6 rounds +… 14x mb clean (8” deficit)
    Glenn C.: 5 rounds + 8x pushup (sub: 3x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Christine S.: 6 rounds (sub: 3x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Pete S.: 5 rounds + 7x pushup (sub: 2x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Caitlin S.: 8 rounds +… 1x sit-up (25-lb. dbs; sub: 3x pushup, weighted sit-up, single-leg burpee)
    Matt H.: 4 rounds +… 19x sit-up (14-lbs.; sub: 2x pushup, 2x sit-up)
    Mayra C.: 5 rounds +… 10x hanging knee raise (sub: 1x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Holmes H.: 7 rounds (sub: 3x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Josh M.: 6 rounds + 3x hspu
    Bill S.: 6 rounds +… 7x mb clean (14-lbs.; sub: 2x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Set S.: 6 rounds + 7x hanging knee raise (10-lbs.; sub: 1x incline pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Jeff W.: 4 rounds +… 4x toes-to-bar (25-lbs.; sub: plate clean, 3x pushup, toes-to-bar)
    Kevin C.: 5 rounds (sub: 3x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Livia S.: 10 rounds +… 5x lunge (sub: 2x tuck jump, pike-up, lunge)
    Diana D.: 6 rounds (sub: pushup, hanging knee raise)
    David S.: 5 rounds +… 3x mb clean (25-lbs.; sub: plate clean, 3x pushup)
    Bill G.: 7 rounds + 2x prom hspu (sub: (sub: prom hspu, 1 x 45-lb. plate)
    Ivy F.: 6 rounds +… 14x mb clean (sub: 1x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Teal B.: 5 rounds + 10x pushup (sub: 2x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Josh O.: 9 rounds +… 14x mb clean
    Noland C.: 6 rounds + 1x pushup (sub: 2x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Christy P.: 9 rounds +… 6x mb clean (3” deficit)
    Joe P.: 6 rounds + 2x pushup (sub: 3x pushup)
    Rachel Z.: 5 rounds +… 14x mb clean (10-lbs; sub: 1x incline pushup hanging knee raise)
    Roselena R.: 5 rounds + 10x pushup (sub: 3x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Dave R.: 8 rounds (sub: hspu)
    Ravi S.: 6 rounds + 3x pushup (sub: 2x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Ysbrant M.: 5 rounds (14-lbs.; sub: 2x pushup, sit-up)
    Jung S.: 5 rounds + 10x sit-up (10-lbs.; sub: 1x incline pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Joseph P.: 6 rounds + 9x mb clean (sub: 2x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    John G.: 8 rounds + 5x pushup (sub: 1x pushup, sit-up)
    Marco M.: 5 rounds +… 5x toes-through-rings (sub: 3x pushup)
    Jen O.: 6 rounds + 2x pushup (10-lbs.; sub: 1x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Thomas M.: 6 rounds +… 7x mb clean (sub: 2x pushup)
    Tyson S.: 8 rounds +… 5x hanging knee raise (sub: 2x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Julie G.: 7 rounds +… 6x mb clean (10-lbs.; sub: 1x incline pushup, sit-up)
    Syed Q.: 5 rounds + 10x pushup (14-lbs.; sub: 2x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Keith H.: 8 rounds (sub: 2x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Sean F.:8 rounds + 5x pushup (sub: 2x pushup)
    Matt C.: 7 rounds (sub: 1x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    John M.: 4 rounds +… 3x mb clean (14-lbs.; sub: 1x pushup, sit-up)
    Ben T.: 7 rounds + 5x pushup (sub: 2x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Jesse L.: 6 rounds +… 3x sit-up (14-lbs.; sub: 1x pushup, sit-up)
    Andrew R.: 8 rounds +… 1x toes-through-rings (sub: prom hspu, 1 x 25-lb. plate)
    Sidra C.: 8 rounds + 2x pushup (sub: 2x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Neil A.: 8 rounds +… 2x toes-through-rings (sub: prom hspu, 1 x 35-lb. plate)
    Rajesh N.: 6 rounds +… 10x sit-up (14-lbs.; sub: 1x pushup, sit-up)
    Jerry C.: 9 rounds +… 1x mb clean (sub: 2x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Jennifer M.: 7 rounds (10-lbs.; sub: 1x incline pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Campbell R.: 6 rounds +… 6x hanging knee raise (sub: 1x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    John B.: 6 rounds + 1x hspu (sub: hspu)
    Meghan M.: 8 rounds +… 10x toes-through-rings (sub: prom hspu, 1 x 45-lb. plate)
    Leigh T.: 5 rounds +… 14x mb clean (sub: 2x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Katherine C.: 7 rounds + 3x incline pushup (sub: 1x incline pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Christine D.: 6 rounds + 1x incline pushup (sub: 1x incline pushup, sit-up)
    Jen M.: 5 rounds +… 6x hanging knee raise (sub: 2x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Bradley D.: 5 rounds +… 9x mb clean (sub: 2x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Alissa G.: 6 rounds +… 7x mb clean (sub: 1x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Leota B.: 6 rounds + 8x pushup (sub: 2x pushup, hanging knee raise)
    Ricky B.: 7 rounds + 8x mb clean (sub: 2x pushup)

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    • tubameat | February 22, 2011 at 10:10 pm
       

      steve d: 8 rds + 1 toe thru ring (sub: hspu)

      the hilton in lexington, ky.

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  2. T | February 22, 2011 at 9:20 am
     

    AMRAP in 20 minutes:
    15x push-up
    10x pike-up
    15x dumbbell squat clean with 15-lb dbs

    4 rounds + 3 db squat cleans

    I was pretty sore today from all the gymnastics yesterday, and it took a toll. I aimed for perfect execution of each of the three movements, on every rep. This turned into a strength/ form workout for me instead of a real metcon.

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  3. jessykate | February 22, 2011 at 3:09 pm
     

    A friend of mine is starting the equivalent of an “elements” program at a box out in California. She emailed me today asking how I felt after doing Crossfit for a couple of years. After correcting her that people never write “xfit”, I ended up writing the following, which I didn’t even realize I felt until she prompted me to write it down.

    I don’t know if my friend will receive the kind of quality coaching we get from Mel, John and Bkay. I sure hope so, but I have to admit it’s unlikely as I’ve never seen anyone coach the way you guys do. I feel extremely privileged to be part of the MPH community, and the ongoing process of growth, improvement and refinement– not just of our athletes, but of our coaches constantly striving to find new and better ways to do things. So, thanks MPH, for creating an amazing, inspiring environment to work on being a better human 🙂

    Here’s what I wrote in response to her question, “After practicing XFit for a couple of years, how do you feel now?”:

    it’s been the most sustainable fitness regime i’ve ever participated in. at this point, i feel that crossfit is ultimately more of a lifestyle and a philosophy about how to be an optimally physical being in the physical world around us. It might *seem* extreme, but it’s actually about balance. But it’s also very much about excellence, perseverance, community, and striving. It’s not just a discrete event during the day that I slog through so i can be buff (though that inevitably happens too). Progress can be slow, and sometimes progress doesn’t happen in a quantitative way at all, but rather in the way I think about a workout, or the integrity I bring to it. And everything we do in the “box” is as much, if not more, about how to better instrument each of us to participate in the world around us, as it is about being strong.

    The other interesting thing, related to the sustainability aspect, is that i feel like my fitness is itself deeper. i used to feel that if i took a week off, i felt out of shape after that. like i was only in shape as long as i was in the gym and feeling the immediate affects afterward. now, i am overall in a better state of fitness. of course, that overall “state” is because i *don’t* miss workouts for long periods of time– but even when i do (travel, holidays), i feel that i take my fitness with me instead of leaving it behind.

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    • Mrs. F | February 22, 2011 at 4:44 pm
       

      That was so wonderfully expressed, Jessy. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Ted | February 22, 2011 at 6:32 pm
     

    Thank you, Jessy,

    Beautifully put. I agree with you in that what I’ve experienced here is the most sustainable fitness regime I’ve participated in, especially compared to years of long runs, long swims, nautilus circuits, and the like. It struck me though, that whenever I wonder about how long I can do this, I think in terms of “sustainability” – I ask myself from time to time whether what I’m doing now is “sustainable.” What makes it sustainable for me is, as you point out, the thoughtfulness and thoroughness of the coaching we receive; the emphasis on integrity in form and movement, the emphasis on safety,the accounting for individual variation within a large and diverse community. I think if I built a home gym and tried to do the main site WODs 3 on/1 off I probably would have major sustainability issues, and I might if I went to a box where the coaches were less invested in holistic excellence.

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  5. charleshuang80 | February 24, 2011 at 10:01 am
     

    Charles H.: 5 rounds +… 4x HSPU (sub: HSPU)

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