Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Holmes H. brought us a half dozen bamboo poles from North Carolina to try as an alternative to Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) pipe. The poles are from spray-free stands tended by Brightside Bamboo, which harvested, dried, cut and sanded them for us. Here, we have a few of our coaches demonstrating how to use them.

Just kidding.

Let us know what you think!

To celebrate the completion of the Challenge, Robert W. is hosting the the next (and best) Paleo Potluck!

Please bring a favorite Paleo dish to share (you know the deal—meat, veggies, fruit, nuts and seeds; little or no sugar, no grains, no legumes, and no dairy), beverages (alcoholic or non-), and if you just don’t like to cook, plates, cups, and plasticware would definitely be appreciated.

  • When: today, Sunday, February 24 at 6p
  • Where: Robert W.’s place (close to MPH)
  • To RSVP, state your intentions on the MPH Facebook group, or post to comments. We hope to see you there!

Rest today.


  1. Tink | February 23, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    How very crouching tiger but no sleeping dragon
    Mike makes a good Jet Li 🙂

  2. mchofia | February 23, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    BK Congrats on the muscle ups!!!

    Holmes I love the bamboo idea! Bamboo has strength & flexibility and is very paleo

    Coaches The karate looks great. Cobra Kai doesn’t stand a chance

  3. thmjr19 | February 24, 2013 at 10:29 am

    BK, congrats on your muscle ups!

  4. train2live | February 24, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Periodically there is a question posed on this site as to why we Crossfit. It’s not that I need any reminder, but last night I received one.

    I got a call from a family member informing me that one of my childhood friends had died. His name is John DeVille. He was the first friend I made when I moved to Virginia in 1973. He was a big man who enjoyed sports and loved Virginia Tech football. He was a loving husband and father of three boys.

    John was a weight lifter back in high school and the first person to introduce me to the Olympic lifts (clean and Jerk, snatch, dead lift). We would workout in his garage and play basket ball on his driveway. So many great memories. We also shared the same birthday, though he was one year older.

    We drifted apart over the years as life took us down separate paths, but he remained a dear friend. John died of a massive heart attack at age 51.

    If I have learned one thing in my life, this isn’t the first such tragedy I have experienced, that is when your time is up, well it’s up. So one of the reasons I Crossfit and maintain a Paleo diet is to improve my odds for a longer life. I know I won’t beat the odds, but I know with every healthy meal and every workout I am giving myself the best gift anyone could ask for. The gift of life.

    So this week I dedicate my workouts to John. I will miss you my friend. Rest in peace.

    Dave O

    PS. I am not a member of Facebook and don’t have my own blog and so I post here because you are family to me. If we can’t share our feelings with family then who? Thanks for listening.

    • Mrs. F | February 24, 2013 at 10:29 pm

      So sorry for your loss, Dave. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Long life is a great CrossFit goal.

  5. joepap | February 24, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Sorry to hear about your friend John, Dave. Never easy… Just know that you are an inspiration to many of us in the gym. I don’t get to work out with you often or receive your coaching… but am always impressed when I do. Stay safe….


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