In Memory of Momentous Events

The past couple of months have held the anniversaries of some truly momentous events. August 6th-the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima (1945) July 14th-Bastille Day (France) July 4th-Independence Day (USA) June 6th-the Invasion of Normandy, D-Day (1944) These four events have had huge influence on the world as it is today.  You might not hear much about them …

And the winner is…

The Paleo Polls closed last night and today the votes were counted.  There was a winner by a landslide and the winner is…..drum roll…. Leah!  Leah came to CrossFit West just over a year ago, de-conditioned, overweight, and very intimidated about the idea of throwing around heavy weight and conditioning hard with a bunch of experienced CrossFitters.  But she rose …

Training Protocol

The other day, on the CrossFit Balboa website, I came upon the following quotation referring to professional international rugby (the whole article is here). …Finally, the physiological load is actually greater in the second half of matches. Players run further in the second half, with more accelerations and short sprints, and there are twice as many impacts in the second …

Sprint!

It still amazes me that people do not appreciate the benefits of sprinting.  By sprinting, I do not mean running, such as the 400s in Helen, or even a stand-alone distance.  Sprinting is an all out effort for no more than 100m, usually less. Sprinting is one of the most anaerobic activities there is.  Not to mention athletic.  The ability …

Last Chance to Vote

Paleo voting polls will close Wednesday after the last class at 7PM.  If you were a Paleo 2.0 contender you are eligible to vote.  Please see the Paleo Look Book for pics, test scores, and testimonials located at the sink & cubby area.  Have a trainer issue you a ballot and drop it in the box.  Best of luck to …

Calum Get Up

Calum helps Kyle get creative with some Turkish core training. Workout: Power Jerk + Split Jerk 2,2,2,2,2 7 Rounds 25yrd sled pull sprint (90/60) 10 Burpees