14.1

Open workout 14.1; did you get after it today? Tomorrow? You can do it. We have 40 people registered for the Open and our goal is 50. It’s just a workout. You are going to do one in class anyway. Who is going to step up? C’mon folks, let’s do it. Zoe P, Emmett, I am talking to you. And …

14.1 Begins Now!

Well, it’s official. The Open starts NOW! Tonight the first workout was released and it’s actually a repeated workout from the Open 3 years ago. That means lots of us who did the workout previously will get a chance to do it again and hopefully see improvement. That’s essentially what the Open is all about. Competing against yourself. Hoping to …

Open Workout Info

Just a brief post about the logistics of the Open workouts. Those of you who are signed up for the Open (and why in the world aren’t you???) can do the workouts during any class at West. All the coaches and assistant trainers have taken the judges course, as have many members, and we will have printouts on hand to …

Shake Up The World

Fifty years ago today Muhammad Ali gained the heavyweight world championship. The young Cassius Clay was brash, loud, cocky, and memorable. This fight, with the iconic photo of him standing over a prone Sonny Liston screaming “I shook up the world,” launched one of the most recognizable and famous sportsman of the 20th century. Ali’s name and face still carry …

Big Bench

  The bench press is an integral part of any strength program. If you aren’t doing it, you aren’t getting strong. The Open starts this week. Sign up!

The Open

Sign up, sign up, whoever you are! Fight Club on Sunday!

The Countdown Begins!!

It is now officially one week before the 2014 CrossFit Open officially begins. This time next week hundreds of thousands of your fellow CrossFitters will have found out what the first Open WOD is and we will each be obsessively analyzing it. When should I do it? What’s the best strategy for the WOD? How many times should I do …

Fight Club

  The next Fight Club is this Sunday, February 23rd, at 11am, at CrossFit West. This Fight Club installment is a same gender partner comp, so male/male and female/female. Bring a jump rope, the faster the better. Winners take all–glory, fame, and cash. We still have a few tickets to the Warrior’s game tonight. Talk to a trainer to get em. See …

Warriors!

We still have a few tickets left for the Warriors game on Thursday. Come hang with your gym mates and cheer on our local team. Talk to a trainer if you want to go. It’s a great time.  

Erin D

  It is a challenge to find someone as dedicated as Erin D. Hardworking, disciplined, motivated, badass. Oh yeah, awfully nice too. Erin is a huge example of what makes CrossFit West such a great place to spend time.  

Mud

Ok folks, a little word on mud is needed. It’s been raining, and hallelujah for that. However, this means that mud is all over people’s shoes. Please be aware that whatever is on the bottom of your shoes ends up all over the gym. There has been a lot of dirt in the gym lately and I even see trails …

Don’t Be Left Out

Ok, so today we’ve officially hit the two-week mark for the Open. Don’t be that person kicking yourself in the butt wishing you had signed up after it’s too late. If you have not been a member at the gym during this awesome time of year, you don’t want to miss out. The Open is for everyone. EVERYONE!! Out of …

The Melting Pot

Students, plumbers, doctors, lawyers, electricians, fighters, gamers, coders, painters, chefs, hair stylists, social workers, firefighters (lots of firefighters), bakers, mountain bike makers, sanitation workers, nurses, cops, paramedics, teachers, tree trimmers, sales people (persons?), bartenders, baristas, counselors, wait staff, whatever exactly Aimee and Desmond do all day. The list goes on and on. Some people drive up in fancy German cars, …

Keep Training

In CrossFit, you will never get to a place where you can say, “hey, that was fun, but I have mastered it. There is nothing more for me to learn, to get better at.” You may, maybe due to age, reach a place where you can’t add more weight on the bar, can’t go faster. But can you do it …

Hops

CrossFit West field trip to see the Warriors play. Be sure to grab your Warriors’ tickets for the Feb 20th game. Tickets are going fast and you don’t want to be left out. This is a family event. Contact Cliff for tix.  

1st!

Leah L takes another 1st place! She won this weekend’s USPA Pacific Coast Open in the 165 Open and Sub-Masters classes. Her top lifts were a 303# back squat, 143# bench, and a 286# deadlift, for an awesome 732 pound total. Leah was redlit for not waiting for the rack commands on an even heavier back squat and bench press, so she …

The Open

The Open is coming up at the end of this month. Already, over 80,000 people have registered from all around the world. Nearly 4,000 affiliates have registered–that’s more affiliates than were in existence when the Open first debuted. The Open is a wonderful participatory event. People of all fitness levels are competing. Are you among them? The Open is for you, …