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Labor Day Classes

The class schedule for Labor Day, Monday, September 2nd, is 9am and 10am only. The normal class schedule will resume on Tuesday. Workout:  

Podium Finish

write essay for you caption id=”attachment_15743″ align=”alignnone” width=”592″] CJ, Spencer and AJ with a synchronized finish on the “podium” as the yell of “TIME!” echoes through the gym after the 3 minute Burpee-Box-Jump AMRAP.  David Millar seemingly gives his approval, haha.[/caption

The Concept of Permanent Combat

During the constant game of one-upmanship in the Cold War between the US and the USSR, any action by one of the two superpowers had meaning and every nuance was a victory. The 1964 Olympic Games were to be held in Tokyo, Japan, and the demonstration sport was to be judo. Ever eager to showcase their physical and sporting prowess, …

The Eric(k)s

CrossFit West Santa Cruz has a lot of Eric(k)s. Like a marauding horde of Vikings (they are Eric(k)s after all), sometimes they all show up for the same class and take over (and put a lot of weight on the sled). Luckily, our Eric(k)s are just damn nice guys (yes, even you Eric(k)), as well as being pretty dedicated CrossFitters. …

Big and Small CrossFit

Warning: the post below is some thoughts that have been kicking around in my head. It’s 536 words long, so if that’s too much for you, no worries, skip down to the workout and hit it hard. If you read it and disagree or agree and have some thoughts of your own about it, please post to Comments. And then …

Breath

Catch your breath quickly now, while you may…Breath is the least appreciated gift of the gods. None sing hymns to it, praising the good air, breathed by king and beggar, master and dog alike. But, oh to be without it? Appreciate each breath…as though it were your last…                         …

Dear Parents

Dear CrossFit West Santa Cruz parents, Due to safety concerns, liability issues, member complaints, equipment problems, and just plain common sense, we can no longer allow children to be anywhere on the training floor during class. Absolutely no exceptions. Children need to be inside the kids area, or if they are old enough, sitting on the stools at the front …

The Professor’s Video

CrossFit West’s Chris Kulp, aka the Professor, has now competed in three CrossFit Games. Not only has he stood on the podium twice, but this year he was one of the oldest competitors. He will be back next year! Check out this great (and short) video from the Games wherein he talks about raising the bar for his fellow seniors …

Commitment

The video above, while not of CrossFit, perfectly illustrates the very important point of commitment. Not commitment in the sense of perseverance or discipline, showing up for class regularly and eating clean, but that so many movements in CrossFit demand total follow through. Watch the throws in the video. Each and every time, the thrower must commit every part of his …

Long Hair Don’t Care

  Just a reminder, tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of the RPM jump rope special. RPM normally sells their high performance rope for $42.95 plus shipping (plus $10 for engraving), but we can get it for $35 flat. And if you wanted to really trick it out and get it laser engraved with something catchy like “WOD Or Die!” …