Affiliate Cup Sign Up Link

Alright folks, the Affiliate Cup registration link is live and active. Click here to sign up as a member of a CrossFit West team, whether you have a team or are looking to be put on one. Click here to sign up for the mystery Individual Event (Olympic lift or variation). If you have any questions, please talk to Sam, Cliff, …

Labor Day Hours

The numbers to remember for this Monday, Labor Day, are 9 and 10. We will be holding two classes on the holiday–9am and 10am. Come get a workout in with your CrossFit West community before you partake in the traditional holiday activities of grilling, drinking, and raucous shenanigans. Labor Day Class Schedule: 9 and 10AM  

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Rock Climbing

Let’s Go Rock Climbing! This is the last of the popular CrossFit West Summer Sports Series. Please RSVP by August 31st by sending an email to [email protected] with “CrossFit Climbing” in the subject line. Regular cost is $100 but we are being extended a 50% discount for a grand total of 50 smacks for a fun day of climbing. Click here to learn …

Line It Up

Skeletal alignment overhead is more than just the end point of proper range-of-motion or movement standard. It is the point where the body is the strongest, where the load can be borne most easily. Actually, that’s what proper range-of-motion means–taking the movement to the point where the body can most easily hold the position or the load. It is the …

Special Affiliate Cup Event

The 2014 Affiliate Cup at CrossFit West on 10/19 will feature a special individual event. It will consist of some form of Olympic lift (not a metcon) and it is open to anyone whether they are on a team or not. The cost for the individual event is $10 per person and the winner of each gender takes all. Advanced …

Affiliate Cup Teams

The Santa Cruz County Affiliate Cup will be held at CrossFit West on Sunday, October 19th. There are four separate divisions, with all team members training at the same affiliate and legitimately belonging in their division. Here are the nuts and bolts: RX Division: 4 person teams consisting of 2 men and 2 women. Open Division: 4-6 person teams consisting …

Flat Back

These Soviet monsters show what a flat back looks like. Besides the fact that Ivanchenko’s back looks like something from a Marvel comic, I like the photo of Rigert the best. Ivanchenko is under load, but Rigert is on his way down to set up for his lift and his back is still perfectly in extension. Remember his photo the next …

Kayla’s Cali KooKs!

Holy Toledo, what should I have for dinner tonight?! I wanna make something fast but cooking takes forever!! Am I even going to have food for breakfast tomorrow?? These are the thoughts that travel through the head continuously throughout the day. And if you’re anything like myself, I plan my day around my eating schedule. (Cue Jack Black) “I like …

Hitched!

Congratulations to Brooke and Marston!

GORUCK Challenge Packing List

GORUCK Challenge preparation and packing recommendations: The equipment that you bring with you to the Challenge will directly impact how good of a time you have. GORUCK has a packing list that they advise you to follow. Below are the contents of it: Your Weight (Bricks or Sand): GORUCK recommends that if you are under 150 lbs you need either 4 bricks …

Serious Style Points

Anders and Dennis know how to do California in style. Fly into San Fran from Sweden. Rent a convertible Camaro. Drive down to Santa Cruz–the origin of CrossFit, take a class at CrossFit West, lower the top on the convertible, and cruise down the awesomely scenic Highway 1 to Huntington Beach for the surfing US Open. That’s how you do it!