Showdown In Surftown

Fighting returns to the city of Santa Cruz and the Civic Auditorium for the first time since the early 90s. Showdown in Surftown will bring mixed martial arts (MMA) to Santa Cruz city for the first time ever. This is an all local production, sponsored by Farley Kickboxing Academy and featuring a full card (10 fights!) of local fighters, including …

Upcoming Comps

There are a couple upcoming competitions that people at CrossFit West Santa Cruz have expressed interest in competing in. The NorCal Masters is dedicated to the CrossFit athlete 40 and over. The age divisions start with 40 and go, in 5 year increments, to 60+. It is January 18th-20th. Registration opens on November 1st and it is certain to sell …

Halloween 2013

Halloween! It’s nearly here and I can’t wait. I have my costume and I am ready to rock. All the classes on Wednesday the 31st, aka Halloween, are as normal except there will be no 6:30pm class. The 6:30pm class only is canceled on Wednesday. We will be giving away a t-shirt of choice to the best costume on Wednesday. …

Good vs Evil

Not too long ago, I offered a CrossFit West T-Shirt, on me, to whomever came up with the best caption for a photo I posted.  Golden Brown won last time and he got himself that awesome blue Reebok CrossFit West Santa Cruz shirt that I’m sporting in the photo taken by Austin Einhorn at the top of this post.  Whoever …

Local CrossFit Celebrities

CrossFit Media was in the other day taking these pictures for their CrossFit Facebook page. Every day they post a picture of an athlete doing a certain movement with a coaching cue that can be used to help the athlete improve his/her position. Check their page in the next coming days for more of our very own local CrossFit celebrities!! …

CrossFit West In the News

CrossFit West Santa Cruz coach Jason Highbarger is featured in a new article on the CrossFit Community page very appropriately titled Learning From the Best. Jason is the oldest coach in CrossFit, outside of the Glassmans, and he has always carried the flame of CrossFit high, both in his word and deed and in his heart. It is gratifying, especially for …

Carlos Dominates

CrossFit West Santa Cruz badass Carlos P dominated in a recent amateur kickboxing match at the Chicken Ranch Casino near Sonora. He was on the undercard of the “Best of the Best” pro MMA event. This is Carlos’ second win at the Chicken Ranch and the rumor is that he is in line for an amateur title bout. Below is …

Affiliate Cup Pics

Some of my favorite pics from the Santa Cruz Affiliate Cup this last Saturday, courtesy of Cathy N (great photos Cathy). We will get them all up on the CrossFit West facebook page soon. Workout: Deadlift 3×3 add 5# Then: 5 Rounds 1 Rope Climb 10 Ball Slams 40/25# 10 Box Jump 24/20

Champions

The 4th Annual Santa Cruz Affiliate Cup was an absolute blast. Giant kudos and thanks to CF Santa Cruz for hosting a truly top notch event. After hosting last year, we know exactly how much work goes into putting on a competition of this size and caliber, and CFSC flat out killed it. Great job, guys. CrossFit 831 will host …

2012 Santa Cruz Affiliate Cup

write me an essay Come join us tomorrow at CrossFit Santa Cruz for the Fourth Annual Santa Cruz CrossFit Affiliate Cup!!  More info can be found HERE. (Special thanks to my good friend, SJPD and fellow “CrossFit Nomad”, Dan Pfeifer, for supplying the nearly 1000 photos from last years Affiliate Cup!) We will be closed all day Saturday for the …

Nearly There

In New York on vacation, I have been hitting up local affiliates, but I also got a week free at a fancy globo gym chain–Equinox. Yes, there have been all the usual funny things like quarter squats, kettlebell curls, all kinds of goofy stuff. But there are also people who are trying to move weight–cleans and jerks, deadlifts and thrusters. …

Community BBQ Potluck

That’s right folks!  The heavens have blessed us with a pretty awesome weather forecast for this weekend! Thus, we will be holding a post Affiliate Cup BBQ at CrossFit West on Sunday.  ALL MEMBERS OF THE SANTA CRUZ CROSSFIT COMMUNITY ARE WELCOME!  Grilling kicks off after Open Gym at 1pm.  Please come, hang with your CrossFit buddies, bring some food …

Strike A Pose, Vogue!

These pics are definitely worthy of some great captions. At the moment I am too tired to be my normal charming and witty self so I’ll leave it up to to the rest of you guys to post something to the comments. 3…2…1…go! Workout- Deadlift 3×3 add 5#’s from last week Then- 3 Rounds 15 Pullups 10 Overhead Squats (115/80) 400m …

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights In Highschool Football, many games are played on Friday Night.  Many of these games are a huge draw for not only the parents of those on the team, but for entire communities, especially in the midwest.  In some towns, the entire community gets together for the friday night Football games, especially when it’s a game vs a …

Class One CrossFit

    On vacation in New York City, I stopped in at Class One CrossFit in Brooklyn. Ya know, setting foot into a CrossFit gym anywhere in the world is a pretty cool experience. The physical space may vary enormously, Class One is a smaller size box; the equipment might be all over the place, Class One has all the …

Bachelor Party

Congratulations to Nate on his upcoming wedding. And thanks for choosing CrossFit West Santa Cruz as one of the stops on your bachelor party CrossFit trip. Workout: On The Minute for 15 Minutes 1 Clean and Jerk (add 5# to the bar) Then: AMRAP in 6 minutes 5 Toes-2-Bar 3 Burpee Box Jumps 24/20″ Rest 3 minutes AMRAP in 6 …

Getting Excited

I was over at CrossFit Santa Cruz, the hosts of this year’s SC Affiliate Cup, today dropping off CF West’s entry fee, and I was talking to one of their coaches about the Cup. She was jazzed about it, excitedly talking about how big it is going to be and how much work it has been and what a killer …

I Pick Things Up and Put Them Down

As humans we get stronger by learning how to lift weights properly. We squat, deadlift, press, snatch and clean and jerk. We do it all to increase our work capacity across broad times and modal domains. We do it because it is fun to record our numbers and then train and hope for bigger numbers in the future. We do …

Keith Killin It!

Workout: Deadlift 3×3 Re-grip after each rep.  Don’t drop bar.  Add 5# to last week. Then; Partner Wod!!! 8 Rounds Total (alternate w/ partner): Row 20 Cal 10 DB Thrusters (45/25) 10 Burpees someone to write my essay (Rest while partners goes)

CrossFit West Kids and Teens Classes

CrossFit West Santa Cruz is very happy to introduce a new program for kids and teens too young for the regular group classes. CrossFit West Kids and Teen classes will be Tuesday and Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 and our first class will be on Oct. 16. CrossFit Kids is a new brand of CrossFit designed for children and teenagers to prepare them for life.  …