Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunday, April 14, 2013

It’s been a long time coming: we are making a new t-shirt, and we would like you to pick the slogan/handle/tag/battle cry. Post it to comments.

Depending on the quality and number of responses, we will either pick the winner ourselves, or put it to a vote. You may submit as many entries as you like, but think quality, not quantity!

For your reference, here is what our athletes came up with the last time we had a slogan contest, in the fall of 2009. And, here is Stulu’s (we miss him!) commentary on the necessity of one.

Rest today.


  1. T | April 13, 2013 at 10:27 pm


    on the back;

    on the front, a shadow pick of Open participants

    Dark gray shirt, green or blue lettering.

  2. jimc2 | April 14, 2013 at 12:46 am

    Oh boy. This is going to be good. Initially I’ll say I’m a sucker for anything with an American flag on it.

  3. Steve M. | April 14, 2013 at 3:11 am

    My favorite from the 11/12/09 posts: “Crossfit MPH – We get harder, go deeper and thrust faster.”

  4. dolson0011 | April 14, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Such a great post from Stulu. Where are you Stu? We miss you!!

    Dave O

  5. Rob | April 14, 2013 at 10:08 am

    My favorites from last time:

    Quality Matters

    Get on the bar

    Crossfit MPH: The Best Part of the Day

    Crossfit MPH: accomplish something

    Stronger than the Average Bear Complex

    • No Doubt | April 17, 2013 at 1:40 pm

      Rob, it’s “Crosfit MPH: The Second Best Part of the Day” for those of us who aren’t married.

  6. Rob | April 14, 2013 at 10:25 am


    Don’t wish it was easier, wish that you were better

    Body by MPH

    Ahead of the rest.


    “I really regret going to MPH” – no one ever
    (Ok, that was kind of cheesy)

  7. sofjaved | April 14, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Perhaps not the greatest for a T-shirt, but all I can think of right now is:


  8. alissa g. | April 14, 2013 at 10:58 am

    On the front:
    Something with the MPH Logo and image of a person jerking/or a barbell on the front

    DC skyline with MPH cut into it

    On the back:
    “Strong people are harder to kill…and more useful in general.” -Mark Rippetoe

    Pick up the bar!

    or (from the other day in class)
    This isn’t sweat, it’s my body crying

  9. jamesy401 | April 14, 2013 at 11:33 am

    A play on Nike’s “Just Do It” / MPH: “Just Lift It”

    To quote BK: Multi-Directional Athletes

    21-15-9: that’s odd, we’re stronger than you

    Embrace Your Potential

    Shhh. Fran’s Sleeping.

    Star Wars fun: “Lift your Bar Luke!”

  10. C.Clever | April 14, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Some good ones here- love the MPH/DC skyline idea, also the lifter or silhouette.

    Be a performance whore

    Some iteration of “Get on the bar”, “Get back on the bar”, “Pick up the bar”

    Of course I’m partial to “All Day and Tomorrow”

  11. jimc2 | April 14, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    I also like “pick up the bar” or “get on the bar.” “Stronger people are harder to kill” is a good one. There are lots of possibilities with MPH. Just off the top:

    Manufacturing powerful humans
    Making professionals here
    More physical humans

    Go hard or go home
    Can’t stop won’t stop
    Putting in work

    • johnrpetersen | April 14, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      Winners Win

      American flag on sleeve.

    • jimc2 | April 15, 2013 at 9:17 am

      Not sure how I missed this one before:

      CrossFit MPH: Speed Kills

      I also like that the current logo kind of looks like MPH in crosshairs. MPH = speed, crosshairs = kills.

  12. cjsiegel | April 14, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Front of shirt:
    “Crossfit MPH” in white

    Back of shirt:
    4 Stages of Life

  13. Mrs. F | April 14, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    A little long, but I like this:

    “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” Aristotle

  14. mchofia | April 15, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Silhouette of OHS
    Started from the bottom all the way to the top

    Crossfit MPH- True Mental Grit

    Quality to the last rep

  15. readysetgo19 | April 15, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Motto: Lift every week like it’s shark week.

    Image on the back:

  16. mjfrias15 | April 15, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Not a gym, but a box
    Not a member, but an athlete
    Not a number, but a community

    MPH a community of athletes

  17. mjfrias15 | April 15, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Also agree with Jim the shirt should have a flag somewhere.

  18. Ted | April 15, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    [Late Cancel]

  19. dianenew | April 15, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    A takeoff on Zombieland Rules.

    MPH Rules….
    1. “Cardio” ….Cardio
    2. “Double tap” … Double Unders
    3. “Beware of bathrooms” ….Beware [Late Cancel]
    4. “Seatbelts” …. Tape Your Hands
    6. “Cast iron skillet” …. Kettle Bells
    7. “Travel light” …Wear a Weight Vest
    8. “Get a kickass partner” …Get a Kickass Body
    12. “Bounty paper towels” …Wipe up Your Sweat
    15. “Bowling Ball” …Lacrosse Balls
    18. “Don’t be a hero.” …Be a Hero
    19. “Limber up” …Mobilize
    21. “Avoid strip clubs” …Avoid Nasty Girls
    22. “When in doubt, know your way out” ….When in Doubt, Pick the Weight Up
    29. “The buddy system” …No Position of Weakness
    31. “Check the back seat” …Check your Form
    32. “Enjoy the little things” …Enjoy the Little PRs
    33. “Swiss army knife” ….Corcoran Coarse
    34. “Clean socks” ….Clean Socks
    48. “Hygiene” ….Hygiene
    49. “Always have backup” ….Watch Each Others’ Backs

    • dianenew | April 15, 2013 at 5:23 pm

      49. Always have a back squat

      I don’t know…

  20. petercarlos (@petercarlos) | April 15, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Know Pain.
    No Quitting.

    Crossfit MPH

  21. Tink | April 16, 2013 at 6:37 am

    Never the same, always an adventure.

    Never the same, always painful.

  22. Tink | April 16, 2013 at 6:38 am

    I’ve always liked “Pick up the bar”

  23. joshm08 | April 16, 2013 at 10:34 am

    CrossfitMPH:All Pain, All Gain
    CrossfitMPH: We’re Kind of A Big Deal
    Crossfit MPH: Pick Up the F!*%&* Bar!

  24. jameswarner | April 16, 2013 at 10:42 am

    1. Get There

    2. Enhanced Conditioning Techniques

    3. Crossfit MPH: Enhanced Interrogation Techniques are Our Warmup

    4. [Image of single lacrosse ball and lacrosse stick] = a sport
    [Image of bound lacrosse balls and bamboo] = a way of life

  25. Teal | April 16, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I’ve always liked “stronger than yesterday.”

    • alissa g. | April 16, 2013 at 5:17 pm

      Although it makes me think of Britney Spears, I like it too!

  26. dianenew | April 16, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    I’m also fan of Pick Up The Bar.

    Saw something like this for another affiliate, but it cracked me up so I’m passing it on:

    CrossFit: In case you want to smack a mountain lion in the face and live.

  27. dianacf | April 16, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I like the idea of a shadow/textured pic of the Open participants, or just a ‘skyline’ of MPH athletes. And text cut out in the middle of the pic in a bold, aggressive font:

    “Just Dive”

    “Dig In”

    “Secure eternal life ” (just kidding☺

    “No limit to your potential”

    “You are what you lift”

  28. Rob | April 16, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    I also like “stronger than yesterday” or “better than yesterday” or some similar variation

  29. MW | April 16, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    “More than a box, it’s a family” -Inspired by Sid’s departure comments

    “Solid friendships are forged in the heat of WOD battle and friendships at MPH are solid indeed” -Inspired by Mike S’ departure comments in reference to getting to know Mel, Dave O. and Neil.

    “MPH, my second home” – Inspired by Jeff W’s departure comments

    “Where the greatest friendships in life are with the most unlikely of people” – Inspired by Stulu

    “CrossFit MPH, a sanctuary in the darkest of times”

    “CrossFit MPH, where friends persevere together”

  30. train2live | April 16, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    I also like the “stronger than yesterday” line, but I would add;
    “Stronger than yesterday, Stronger tomorrow”
    “Crossfit MPH – Driven” or “Crossfit MPH – Just Driven” A play on the drive comment from this morning.
    “Great things come in small boxes” or “Greatness comes in small boxes”
    “Crossfit MPH – A Community of Athletes”
    “Crossfit MPH – Seize your Potential” or “Crossfit MPH – Achieve your Potential”
    “Crossfit MPH – Greatness Realized”

    Here are my contributions for now.

    Dave O.

    • Mrs. F | April 16, 2013 at 9:11 pm

      I really like CrossFit MPH- Seize your Potential, Dave. 🙂

  31. johnrpetersen | April 16, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    The NorCal crossfit gyms are by my parents’ house and I like how they have the state of California in their logo. Looks clean.

    Maybe we have the shape of DC in MPH (or the Capitol building).

  32. No Doubt | April 17, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    For the morning classes: “[silhouette of barbell or rings] by day. [Silhouette of Capitol] by night.” The reverse for the evening classes. Noon is messing me up.

    Also, where are the “that’s what she said” variants?

    • Mrs. F | April 17, 2013 at 3:28 pm

      That’s what she said is so 2009… 😉


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