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16 Sep
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What:  Spartan Race 
When: November 15
Where: Fenway Park!!

Cost = $90 per athlete ($50 savings)…first come first serve
Collection starting September 16 at the 6:30 Pm endurance class. If class is full, come anyways to drop off check.
Payment will only be accepted by Angelo DIRECTLY.
Please make checks out to Angelo Gala
If you miss the tuesday class, but would still like to hand him a check, you can find Angelo
Wednesday 6-8am St James
Thursday 6:30-8:30 St James
Friday 5:30-9:30 Columbus
Saturday 9/20 St James 8:30-12
First come First Serve!!!

Pre WOD:  20 mins to find:

3RM Hang Power Clean

or 

3RM Hang Power Snatch

WOD 1:  Complicated girls 1:  10 rounds for time of:

3 Power Clean and Jerk (135/95)
8 Push Ups

12 min cap

Last done 08/19/2013

WOD 2:  Complicated Girls 2:  10 rounds for time of:

3 Power Snatch (135/95)
2 Handstand Push Ups

12 min cap

Last done 08/19/2013

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The home-team atmosphere…

The big CrossFit events are fun.  Tons of people go, you get to see your friends compete and also some total studs throw down.  Once it is all over, everyone kinda moves on with their lives and the extravaganza is over as is the season for everyone save a small group of people.  After the Boston Iron match, I couldn’t wait to watch it again and share with everyone there the same camaraderie we had in favor of the Boston Iron.  I am not saying we all hated the Miami Surge (not saying we didn’t) , but it was impressive just how quickly we all got behind our home team.  It was spectacular to watch the crowd groan in a loss, but celebrate in a victory.  This part, this direct link with the competition and the competitors, is missing in the CrossFit competitions, and it is definitely a key component in what makes the GRID outstanding

More tomorrow,

CG

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15 Sep
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What:  Spartan Race 
When: November 15
Where: Fenway Park!!

Cost = $90 per athlete ($50 savings)…first come first serve
Collection starting September 16 at the 6:30 Pm endurance class. If class is full, come anyways to drop off check.
Payment will only be accepted by Angelo DIRECTLY.
Please make checks out to Angelo Gala
If you miss the tuesday class, but would still like to hand him a check, you can find Angelo
Wednesday 6-8am St James
Thursday 6:30-8:30 St James
Friday 5:30-9:30 Columbus
Saturday 9/20 St James 8:30-12
First come First Serve!!!

Pre WOD:  25 mins to complete:

6 x 3 Back Squats

WOD 1: For time:

400M Run
20 Push Ups
20 Sit Ups
20 Pull Ups
20 Sit Ups
20 Push Ups
200M Run

8 minute time limit

WOD 2: For time:

400M Run
10 Handstand Push Ups
10 Toes to Bar
6 Muscle Ups
10 Toes to Bar
10 Handstand Push Ups

6 minute time limit

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The match…

Perhaps the best selling point of the GRID is the non-stop action.  Inside of a two hour window, two teams complete 11 events against one another at an unmatchable lightning pace.  The different matches are clearly team oriented and can easily expose weaknesses as well as reward strengths.  These 11 events are varied enough that you are not watching the same thing for too long and each match is over in under 10 minutes.  This quick pace keeps things extraordinarily fresh and exciting.  There are no real dull moments (other than your team losing an event) simply because there can’t be…the workouts are done too fast.  With just enough time to between events to visit the restroom or get some refreshments, it is one of the better sports to see live.  If you didn’t get to go and you enjoy CrossFit, you owe it to yourself to go whenever it happens again.

For realsies,

CG

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14 Sep
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What:  Spartan Race 
When: November 15
Where: Fenway Park!!

Cost = $90 per athlete ($50 savings)…first come first serve
Collection starting September 16 at the 6:30 Pm endurance class. If class is full, come anyways to drop off check.
Payment will only be accepted by Angelo DIRECTLY.
Please make checks out to Angelo Gala
If you miss the tuesday class, but would still like to hand him a check, you can find Angelo
Wednesday 6-8am St James
Thursday 6:30-8:30 St James
Friday 5:30-9:30 Columbus
Saturday 9/20 St James 8:30-12
First come First Serve!!!

WOD 1: E2M for 20 minutes:

40 reps:

Wall Balls (20/14)
Over the Box Jumps (24/20)
Burpees

You pick what you do as long as you get to 40 reps

WOD 2: E2M for 20 minutes:

40 reps:

Wall Balls (20/14)
Over the Box Jumps (24/20)
Burpees

You pick what you do as long as you get to 40 reps, but each round starts with 25 Double Unders

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NPGL…

It is no longer news that the NPGL has run into some financial straits.  Things started off very well, but by mid-season, the problems had set in.  With that out of the way, let’s talk about all of things that happened right and will hopefully happen a lot more in the future.  Let’s talk about the stage, the match, the home-team atmosphere, the advantages and disadvantages, and the relationship with CrossFit.

The stage is huge!!!  Yes, Regionals and the Games are incredibly big events, but those events are scheduled as a once-a-year extravaganza.  The idea of having a season worth of “Games-like” events definitely put some pep in my step.  If you were able to go to the Boston Iron match against the Miami Surge, you would have gotten a good idea of what I am trying to explain.  Seeing the enormous set up by Eleiko, the dynamics of how each event plays out, and actually just watching the matches unfold were akin to the most exciting parts of the Regionals competition (I haven’t been to the games, but I am confident that they are comparable).  The grid on which the GRID is played is unique in terms of presenting CrossFit.  It is something that has never been done before, but still demonstrates that there is plenty that can still be done for this sport.

One down, four to go,

CG

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13 Sep
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Versus WOD 1:  For the pride of your clan:

500M Row

Rest 1 minute

40 Burpees

Rest 1 minute

60 Kick Outs

Rest 1 minute

20 Power Clean and Push Press (95/65)

Rest 1 minute

20 Thrusters (95/65)

Rest 1 minute

500M Row

Versus WOD 2:  For the pride of your clan:

500M Row

Rest 1 minute

40 Burpees

Rest 1 minute

30 Toes to Bar

Rest 1 minute

20 Power Snatch (95/65)

Rest 1 minute

20 Thrusters (95/65)

Rest 1 minute

500M Row

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Can you feel it in the air…

The temperature is dropping.  The sun is starting to rise later and set earlier.  The leaves are changing.  The pumpkin flavored-everythings are coming out.  This hemisphere of the planet is moving to an axis farther away from the sun.  The outfits are becoming less revealing.  The coconut oil sitting in your shelf is no longer completely clear and liquified.  The air-conditioner you were once using no longer needs to be turned on.  The post shower chills are sneaking up on you.  The happiness and warmth in your heart is fading.

Brace yourself…winter is coming,

CG

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12 Sep
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Team WOD: 5 rounds for time:

800M Run
45 Kettlebell Swings (24/16)
35 Pull Ups

35 min time limit

WOD: Eva: 5 rounds for time:

800M Run
30 Kettlebell Swings (32/24)
30 Pull Ups

35 min time limit

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Eva…

A workout named after Eva Twardokens, a former member of the US Olympic Ski team.  This behemoth of a workout is not for the faint of heart.  The team version is plentiful and difficult.  The individual version is harder than a whole lot of hero workouts…novices or those of intermediate skills need not apply.

This is some serious fitness,

CG

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11 Sep
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What:  Spartan Race 
When: November 14
Where: Fenway Park!!

29 Spots available with the special RBCC discounted rate (as of publishing time)
Cost = $90 per athlete ($50 savings)…first come first serve
Collection starting September 16 at the 6:30 Pm endurance class. If class is full, come anyways to drop off check.
Payment will only be accepted by Angelo DIRECTLY.
Please make checks out to Angelo Gala
If you miss the tuesday class, but would still like to hand him a check, you can find Angelo
Wednesday 6-8am St James
Thursday 6:30-8:30 St James
Friday 5:30-9:30 Columbus
Saturday 9/20 St James 8:30-12
First come First Serve!!!

Pre WOD:  20 mins to complete:

3 x 15 Front Squats (1:00 rest between sets)

 

WOD: 3 rounds for max reps of:

1 min AMRAP of: Shoulder to Overhead (at your Pre WOD Front Squat weight)
1 min AMRAP of: Cal Row
1 min AMRAP of: Wall Balls (20/14)

Rest 2 minutes between rounds

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So if you want some snacks…

And you want them delivered to your home on your schedule…you know what to do…Race-Pak.com.  It may not be important now, but when the next paleo challenge begins on October 1st (details to come later), you may find this information useful!  Other than that, I dont have a lot more for this week.  Still ahead on the blog we have the NPGL and a ton of upcoming events including:

September 19th: Apres Crossfit! Social
September 27th: Bring a Friend Day
October 1st – 31st:  Team Paleo Challenge
October 11th:  Paleo Seminar
October 1st – 31st:  Weight Loss Program
October 12th:  Beat the Streets Charity Event
November 22nd:  Internal Triple Team Throwdown!!!
Oh damn,
CG
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11 Sep

Hey Athletes and Socialites,

 

 

 

We have so many events in the next few weeks.  Our first Social happens Friday September 19th after our regular competition class at 209 Columbus Ave.   I also want to prep everyone to go get there dry cleaning done, maybe do some shopping at Saks 5th Ave, and get your hair done because Friday October 19th we are going to have a Fall Formal.  Let all the amateurs where costumes in October, here in the Backbay we are going to get dressed up, where ties, Fancy dresses, and Red Bottom shoes (Liz Nill, I know you have Red Bottoms).

To all the College Students… Taylor, Cam, Dasha, Sutty, Kristen, Elyse, Owen (#GoOwen), shoot me an email at bern@reebokcrossfitbackbay.com as we are trying to launch a college program and I want help an ideas.

- Bern K. Prince

What you call a hero, I call just doing my job.” FireFighter

 

10 Sep
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Pre WOD:

Handstand Hold (add Wall Runs)
Ring Support Straight Leg Raises
Pull Ups (work negative if you don’t have them)
Hanging Straight Leg Raises

WOD 1: 2:45 minutes to complete:

10 Pull Ups or Ring Rows
10 Burpees
15 Sit Ups
30 Double Unders or 13 Kick Outs

If you complete it, you can attempt it once more up to 5 rounds.

WOD 2: 2:45 minutes to complete:

3 Muscle Ups
6 Handstand Push Ups
9 Burpees
12 Toes to Bar
30 Double Unders

If you complete it, you can attempt it once more up to 5 rounds.

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Back to the Pak…

After talking to Dan some more, I realized that some of this stuff has a pretty good discount.  If you have a moment, check out the price difference between what you see on the RacePak site and what you see in other places, including from the site of the product itself.  This is obviously not for everyone, but if you are the kind of person coming into the gym and buying fuel for fire pouches by the handful, some of this stuff may interest you, especially if you like home delivery.

Ending part,

CG

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09 Sep
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Pre WOD:  20 mins for:  Complex 2:

1 Power Clean
2 Hang Power Clean

or

1 Power Snatch
2 Hang Power Snatch

WOD:  DT:  5 rounds for time of:

12 Deadlifts (155/105)
9 Hang Power Clean (155/105)
6 Shoulder to Overhead (155/105)

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From The Associated Press…

MONTESANO, Wash. — Air Force Staff Sgt. Timothy P. Davis, who grew up in Montesano, has been killed in the Oruzgan province of Afghanistan as the result of injuries received from an improvised explosive device.  The Daily World reported Air Force personnel delivered the news of Davis’ death to his mother, Sally Sheldon, at her home in Aberdeen on Friday. Davis’ father, Mike Davis, lives in Ocean Shores. Davis grew up in Montesano.  Timothy Davis had just turned 28 and would have been married for five years next month. He met his wife, Meagan, while training at Fairchild Air Force Base near Spokane. The couple had a 1-year-old son, Timmy Jr.  Meagan Davis told The Daily World by telephone from Spokane on Friday, “My breath has just been taken away. I am still in shock.”  Timothy Davis was assigned to Florida’s Hurlburt Field. He was with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron.

RIP hero, 

CG

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08 Sep
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Pre WOD:  25 mins to complete:

5 x 4 Back Squats

WOD 1: 4 rounds for time of:

150M Row
15 Wall Balls (20/14)

WOD 2: 5 rounds for time of:

150M Row
15 Wall Balls (20/14)

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What’s inside the bag?!…

I stood before my bag both amazed and confused.  The cornucopia of items was odd and delicious (the edible ones).  A few bars, powder drink mixes (a la sfh), and even some laundry detergent.  This sundry ensemble of goods led me to the RacePak website, which is race-pak.com (you do need the hyphen unless you are in the market for street car racing accessories, in which case, click here to go to their forums because I have absolutely no advice to give in terms of that).  So if you are looking into some snacks, give it a whirl.

More on the morrow,

CG

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