Clean Up

  I don’t even know where to start with this photo. A huge explosion of chalk, with shoe prints around it. Not only was this much chalk spilled and then just left there, but it was actually walked through and tracked around. Folks, this is not the way to go. Yes, CrossFit West Santa Cruz is cleaned most nights by …

Weightlifting at the Olympics

    There has been some fantastic performances (triple bodyweight clean and jerk!) at the 2012 Olympics in London, but a bunch of controversy and disappointment as well. One of the stars of international weightlifting and a real gold medal contender, Russian 105kg lifter Dimitri Klokov is the latest big name to withdraw from competition. Apparently it is due to …

Tan (Like the Color) Ha (Like the Laugh)

Tan Ha competed at the CrossFit Lifeworx Festivus competition this Saturday afternoon. This was Tan’s first competition and he did great! He had 3 events thrown at him and he handled each like a champ. His first workout was a 2k row. Usually that’s about 1,500m more than I ever like to row but he stayed calm and pushed through at a very solid …

Pre Game

successful college essays CrossFit West’s Tan Ha “replenishes his glycogen stores” and does some “carbo loading” the night before he and Anna Lutz compete in the Festivus Games at CrossFit Lifeworx Saturday, haha.  If you can make it up to San Jose, I recommend you swing by CrossFit LifeWorx to support Tan and Anna and check out the competition.  It’s …

Safe

A question that is often asked about CrossFit is its safe/danger level. It is undeniable that CrossFit is inherently safe. I know that this assertion may surprise some people so let’s take a look at it. The main reason CrossFit is a very safe physical activity is that it is just you doing it. There is not an opponent or …

Twice Monthly Weightlifting Workshops

Fresh from a recent stint at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Ian Droze, silver medalist at the US Nationals, will be teaching twice monthly Olympic weightlifting classes at CrossFit West Santa Cruz. The classes will be on the 2nd Wednesday (5:30-8pm) and the 4th Saturday (10:30am-1pm) of each month. The first class is this next Wednesday, the 8th …