Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A few months ago, we were trolling Rogue Fitness’ website, when we came across a fresh batch of their athlete t-shirts. Rogue sponsors many of the CrossFit glitterati—Jason Khalipa, Chris Spealler and Kristan Clever, to name a few. But, we wondered, why doesn’t our own Christy P. have a shirt? CP’s a Rogue-sponsored athlete, too, and, among many other recognizable titles, she’s finished in the top 10 at the CrossFit Games each of the past two years (with a podium finish to come this year!).

We set out to change that immediately, and weeks later (with a few more t-shirt printing debacles), she now has her own athlete t-shirt:

We have known Christy for many years. A little known fact: we hired her when we were managing our old “Globo Gym’s” personal training department. We liked her immediately, and were taken with her enthusiasm for life and everyone around her.

We love CP; her limitless energy, her work ethic, and the way she indiscriminately and completely supports all of us, athletes and coaches. CP’s an even better friend to us than she is an athlete, and as she heads to California in two weeks, we can’t think of a better way to honor her successes and what she means to us than to literally wear it on our backs, as small a gesture as it may be.

The spirit of the shirt is simple:

  • Her heart is unmatched, if not a little…devilish
  • The tattoo theme is between us (please, CP?), and the knuckles:
    • On the right hand, a classic CrossFit equation: W (work) = F (force) x d (distance)
    • On the left hand: QE (radiant energy) = CP (Christy Phillips)

We printed enough for those athletes who traveled to the George Mason University Field House a few weeks ago to support her at regionals, and for those traveling to California and the Games two weeks from now—it’s our way of thanking them for taking time beyond the usual to support our community. We may have a few extras left over, so if you’d like one, please send us a note or leave us a comment and if we run out, maybe we’ll have more printed in August.

–Melody and John

push press

Compare results to November 12, 2010.

then, three rounds; rest amply between rounds:
max dumbbell thruster with 45/30-lb. dumbbells


  1. tubameat | July 13, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Christy, you are T H E F U C K I N G B E S T !
    If I can get my mitts on one of these shirts it will fast become the sweatiest, most wod-stained shirt in my wardrobe. Every time I wear it I will be reminded to pour my whole self into that wod, just like you do. Big Hug.

    the milkman

  2. jwood30 | July 14, 2011 at 12:24 am

    I would wear one of those shirts proudly. If their are any to spare I would love one.

  3. b-kay | July 14, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Malcolm F.: 65-75-85-85-90-lbs., 15, 12, 13 (25-lb. dbs; sub: push press)
    Amos G.: 65-75-85-85-85-lbs., 10, 10, 10 (20-lb. dbs)
    Keena S.: 75-85-90x-85x-75-lbs., 13, 19, 19 (25-lb. dbs; sub: push press)
    Katie M.: 75-80-85-85-85x-lbs., 18, 18, 13 (25-lb. dbs; sub: push press)
    Jen O.: 85-90-95-97-95x-lbs., 21, 15, 9 (30-lb. dbs; sub: push press)
    Ted K.: 75-90-105-110-115-lbs., 12, 12, 12 (30-lb. dbs)
    Allison F.: 85-85-85-85-85x-lbs., 15, 11, 9 (25-lb. dbs)
    Kris C.: 65-75-80-80x-70-lbs., 34, 17, 17 (25-lb. dbs)
    Borja G.: 125-140-155-145-145-lbs., 21, 15, 14 (35-lb. dbs)
    Alex M.: 110-125-135-135-135-lbs., 50, 23, 17 (35-lb. dbs, 45-lb. dbs; sub: front squat)
    Robbie S.: 110-125-135-145x-135-lbs., 9, 8, 5
    Jeff T.: 105-120-130x-120-120-lbs., 7, 7, 8 (40-lb. dbs)
    Michael F.: 105-120-130-140-150-lbs., 11, 13, 11 (40-lb. dbs)
    Jon H.: 75-95-105-110-110-lbs., 16, 26, 19 (30-lb. dbs; sub: front squat)
    Phil S.: 75-85-95-105-110-lbs., 8, 9, 10 (30-lb. dbs)
    Christine S.: 65-75-85-80-80-lbs., 10, 10, 8
    Jessy C.: 55-65-75-75-75x-lbs., 15 (25-lb. dbs, 1 round)
    Josh O.: 12, 12, 6
    Marco M.: 135-165-165-165-150-lbs., 10, 8, 7
    Cristian D.: 95-115-120-110-110-lbs., 13, 13, 13 (35-lb. dbs)
    Mark C.: 120-125-130-135-140-lbs., 6, 6, 8 (35-lb. dbs)
    Alexis P.: 65-75-80-70-65-lbs., 12, 12, 10 (25-lb. dbs)
    Joseph P.: 6, 6, 5, 7, 5, 0:37, 0:30, 0:27 (sub: max divebomber pushup + max pushup, 10x hollow rock + max plank hold)
    Brian T.: 110-120-130-135-140-lbs., 25, 11, 12 (40-lb. dbs)
    Clint R.: 115-130-130-130-130-lbs., 23, 18, 13 (40-lb. dbs)
    Ashley T.: 75-85-85-90-90-lbs., 17, 21, 16 (25-lb. dbs)
    Mayra C.: 55-55-55-65-65-lbs., 32, 20, 17 (25-lb. dbs; sub: push press)
    Thomas B.: 75-85-90-90-90-lbs., 23, 11, 14 (25-lb. dbs)
    Andrew R.: 125-140-145-150-lbs., 15, 11, 6 (40-lb. dbs)
    Wayne C.: 110-110-110-120-110-lbs., 20, 16, 12 (35-lb. dbs)
    Chris C.: 95-110-115-120-125-lbs., 30, 15, 13 (30-lb. dbs)
    Neil A.: 95-105-110-115-115-lbs., 28, 31, 22 (30-lbs.)
    Ben T.: 105-115x-110-115-115x-lbs., 14, 10, 8 (35-lbs.)
    Brad R.: 85-95-100-105-110-lbs., 30, 30, 35 (25-lb. dbs; sub: push press)
    Bradley D.: 85-95-105-110-115-lbs., 17, 13, 15 (30-lb. dbs)
    Sandra R.: 65-75-75-75-80x-lbs., 25, 14, 16 (20-lb. dbs)
    Anna H.: 65-75-80-80-80-lbs., 15, 8, 7 (25-lb. dbs; sub: push press)
    John M.: 65-75-80-90-90-lbs., 22, 18, 10 (30-lb. dbs; sub: push press)
    JC L.: 65-75-80-90-90-lbs., 21, 16, 10 (30-lb. dbs; sub: push press)
    Jenn J.: 55-65-75-80-75-lbs., 10, 7, 8 (25-lb. dbs; sub: push press)
    Laurie W.: 50-55-55-55-60-lbs., 25, 20, 20 (15-lb. dbs)
    Diane N.: 45-50-50-50-50-lbs., 10, 10, 10 (15-lb. dbs; sub: front squat)
    Ryan S.: 135-135-145-155-155-lbs., 10, 11, 9
    John B.: 120-135-145-155-155-lbs., 17, 12, 9
    Ricky B.: 95-115-115-115-115-lbs., 20, 15, 12 (35-lb. dbs; sub: push press)
    Jerry C.: 105-115-130-130-130-lbs., 13, 7, 8 (40-lb. dbs)
    Edvard F.: 95-115-115-115-115-lbs., 36, 25, 20 (25-lb. dbs; sub: push press)
    Brian J.: 95-105-115-125-135x-lbs., 20, 10, 11 (30-lb. dbs)
    Jeff B.: 75-85-90-90-90-lbs., 13, 10, 8 (30-lb. dbs; sub: shoulder press)
    Scott T.: 65-75-85-85-85-lbs., 11, 9, 7 (30-lb. dbs; sub: push press)
    Alissa G.: 85-95x-90x-90x-85x-lbs., 13, 11, 10 (25-lb. dbs)
    Leota B.: 75-85-85-90-90-lbs., 20, 14, 10 (25-lb. dbs)
    Kaisa A.: 65-75-75-75-75x-lbs., 15, 12, 12 (25-lb. dbs)
    Arvin G.: 65-75-75x-65-65-lbs., 25, 10, 11 (20-lb. dbs; sub: push press)
    Brad K.: 75-85-85-85-85-lbs., 35, 35, 15 (20-lb. dbs; sub: push press)
    Julie G.: 60-65-70-70-70-lbs., 18, 17, 14 (20-lb. dbs; sub: push press)
    Alexis T.: 50, 50, 45, 50, 55, 0:40, 0:30, 0:35 (sub: 10x pike-up + max v-hold, 10x box jump + max squat hold)

  4. Mrs. F | July 14, 2011 at 11:41 am

    I would love a T-shirt if you have extras 🙂

    • sidc | July 14, 2011 at 1:13 pm

      Ditto. It looks great

  5. christyphillips | July 14, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    John, Mel and BK,

    I LOVE IT! Thank you so much. I can’t believe there’s now a CP t-shirt, I wouldn’t have wanted it designed or distributed by anyone else 😉 The purpose and thoughtfulness that went into the shirt is 100% characteristic of your coaching methodology and we are all so lucky to have you guys!

    Great surprise!!!

    See you soon,

    • Special K | July 14, 2011 at 2:45 pm

      John: the design is awesome, and perfectly exemplifies the athlete that Christy is. And thank you again for generously giving them to us for the Games. I will be proud to rep MPH (might incorporate a little swagger) and will plan to be hoarse by the end of day 1. Go get ’em Christy, if you can’t hear me I haven’t done my job. How’s that podium smell?

  6. stuwags | July 14, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Christi –

    Love Daft Punk and regularly listen to them. This song is for you at the games. All you do is win!

  7. jessykate | July 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    it’s awesome-sauce. i would totally wear one.

  8. Anna H. | July 14, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    I would wear that loud and proud. Go, CP, go!

  9. jdchristopher | July 14, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    That shirt is so stylish, I’d wear that nonsense to work. Take that “business casual!” It looks awesome and I’d be proud to sport one, especially considering my travels… Every box I go to knows CP. L’Usine (the box I’m at now in Montreal), said they’ll be on the look out for MPHers at the games– their team came in first for the Eastern Regional.. At least when y’all see them in Cali, you can stare them down in style… West Side Story-like.

    Speaking of L’Usine:
    –15 min AMRAP–
    20x Double Under (sub’d 100m dash)
    20x pistols
    2 rope climbs (estimated height 15″) or 10 strict pull-ups

    Completed 4 rounds, plus 100m run. Did only rope climbs… since I’ve never done that before, I felt like it would be a good challenge. My hands wish I picked the pull-ups.

    Fly back to DC tomorrow– back at MPH on Saturday morning!

    –Jason C.

  10. ckepley | September 15, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Nice shirt! Job well done and I like the meaning behind it as well. I’m curious to know what was used to create the graphics before they were printed on the shirts…


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