Workout of the Day
April 14, 2014 at 8:30 pm
3 Rounds for time
50 Kettlebell swings (53#/35#)
25 Burpees onto 45# bumper plate
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Isaac makes a successful ascent during the “Big Mike”.
Row 2400 Miles For Time and For A Cause
A San Francisco couple is taking on a big task and a big cause. Meredith Loring and Sami Inkinen are going to row from San Francisco to Hawaii, a distance of 2400 miles. Their cause is to raise awareness about the danger of sugar in the diet.
They are backed by a pretty impressive support team which includes a Stanford and MIT trained nutrition expert, and an internal medicine physician and exercise physiologist. In addition to training on the water in their boat and on ergs, they are also working the strength and conditioning side at TJ’s Gym, a CrossFit affiliate in Northern California.
If you’d like more information or if you want to support their cause check out their website: www.FatChanceRow.org
April 13, 2014 at 8:30 pm
50 Thrusters (44#/33#)
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Chris L. has his laser beams (elbows) pointed right at you.
The Incredible Edible Egg
We all know how Coach Chris feels about eggs, but for the rest of us, these wonderful edible ovals are a staple in our breakfasts as well as other meals throughout the day. According to food writer Michael Ruhlman, we’re likely not cooking them properly. Ruhlman had this to say in a recent NPR interview:
But often, Ruhlman argues, we don’t treat our eggs very well. Take scrambled eggs. “It’s one of the most overcooked dishes in America,” he says. “We kill our eggs with heat.”
In his new book, Egg: A Culinary Exploration of the World’s Most Versatile Ingredient he explains how to properly prepare dozens of egg dishes from hard boiled to bernaise.
Personally I think that the hard boiled egg is one of the most underrated “recipes” of all time. I have tried nearly every preparation technique ever described and have yet to find a truly consistent way to make a hard boiled egg that doesn’t stick to the shell. I may buy this book just for that simple recipe.
What’s your favorite egg dish?
April 13, 2014 at 3:33 am
Billy “recovered” from his Caribbean cruise by popping in and hitting 14.5.
April 11, 2014 at 8:32 pm
Then 1 set for max reps at 80% of highest load from above
4 min AMRAP
4 Kettlebell swings (53/35)
4 Goblet squats (53/35)
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That’s a very disciplined elbow position that Heidi is showing off.
Creamy Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
Tomorrow the weather is supposed to be absolutely gorgeous. We’re headed straight into smoothie weather. When I was on the STENNIS, Amy met me in Dubai during one of our port calls. We had some great food on that trip and one of the things that really stuck with me was an avocado smoothie. I ordered it only because it sounded so odd. I honestly didn’t think it would be that good, but it was actually delicious. The one we had wasn’t chocolate, but this recipe from Against All Grains does look tasty.
8 ounces almond milk
½ cup crushed ice
1 ripe banana
3 dates, or 1 tablespoon honey
½ avocado (about ¼ cup)
2 tablespoons raw cacao
2 tablespoons almond butter
1½ teaspoon golden flaxseed
April 10, 2014 at 8:56 pm
60m Sled push (90#/60#)
Max rep strict pull-ups
Rest as needed between rounds
30 Hang power cleans (225/155)
4 Burpees EMOTM
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Coach X, One Step Closer to Being A Professional Athlete
You may have seen some of the buzz on Facebook last weekend, but for those who haven’t, Coach Chris put up a good showing at the NPFL Combines. What’s the NPFL? It’s the National Professional Fitness League. Think team CrossFit style competitions held in arenas with with athletes being drafted by 5 teams around the U.S.
Last weekend, “X” competed at the L.A. Combines and put up a good enough showing to be invited to the final combines in June. If team managers like what they see, he could be drafted onto a team. The teams will then compete against each other in a 8 event season much like the NBA or NFL.
Check out the video below to see “X” hitting a good snatch and some of the other impressive lifts from the other 40+ year olds at the combines.