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02 Dec 2013

TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGE

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It’s that time of year again when the parties, socializing, and shopping are starting to add up. Lucky you belong to one awesome community of athletes and you are going to get through the month of December. Our In-BOX throw down on December 14th  “Jingle All The Way” is going to be a blast and that evening we get to share a glass of champagne and toast to the holidays at Daedalus Restaurant & Bar. It’s been a heck of a year here. Mishaps, craziness and awesome training all rolled up into one heaping mound we call community.  As I look back I can’t help but to see a future that’s going to be even better at CrossFit Boston.

The New Year is just a around the corner and perhaps you have started to think about resolutions you want to truly keep this year. It’s not too early to start planning and I think you will be interested in our TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGE. We kept it purposely short in duration (6 weeks) because we are not looking to make you starve for 3 months, or train yourself into an injury. We believe CrossFit is a life style and choice and are here to support you as you make the necessary changes to become as healthy as possible.

The Transformation Challenge will start on January 4th and end on February 15th. Here are all the details you need to get started:

Saturday, December 7th COME TO THE TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGE INFORMATION MEETING!!
From 12-1 p.m.

  • Pick Up Your Information Packet
  • Sign Up For Hydrostatic Measurement

tW1O_cnYKtLXwFb_AhFGbZa8qgYLl5QSEUUBwTSiJ7M**If you can’t make the meeting let Tina or Jason Gee know and they will walk you through the process, cost and answer any questions.

Saturday, January 4th GET TESTED
Hydrostatic Body Fat Testing! Say what? Yup, that’s right. We have an expert in the field of body composition testing coming here to test you on Saturday, January 4th. Hydrostatic (underwater) Composition Testing is considered the gold standard of body fat testing to which all other methods still compare. Whether your goal is to lose or gain, this system gives you the most accurate percentages of your body’s fat and muscle composition.

Yes, you will need a swimming suit to get tested! You will be dunked underwater so bring a towel and your sense of humor. We are going to start scheduling for the Hydrostatic Measurement on Saturday, December 7th after the INFORMATION MEETING.

Transformation Challenge Fitness WOD: This is the fitness WOD we will use to measure your fitness performance. It will also take place on Saturday, January 4th

6-Weeks To A Healthier You
For 6 weeks you will keep track of six different areas of health. We have made it easy for you to make these changes and incorporate them into your daily life. We are helping you start healthy habits. These changes will be added up daily in a point system. Trust me, it’s not going to take much time to calculate!

There are 6 components to the Transformation Challenge to consider when adding up your points:

Nutrition

Exercise

Mobilization

Hydration

Sleep

Lifestyle—Meditation, Competitions, Better Choices = Bonus Points!!zqsPXw-qt1w_VlWVBK47WaOBuUKeuaTa0u8INJOOP0U

During the 6 weeks of the transformation challenge you will be given cards to keep track of your eating, exercise and life style choices.  Each week these points will be recorded on the white board.

DEADLINES! DEADLINES!
The Hydrostatic Measurement is limited to 30 spots. There is a December 27th deadline for CrossFit Boston members who would like to sign up. We are participating in this challenge with North Shore CrossFit and Mountain Strength CrossFit! Some of their members may need to come here to get tested so don’t hesitate to sign up!

The Transformation Challenge Packages:

$125 Includes

  • Hydrostatic Measurement
  • Weekly Score Card Check In With A Coach
  • Pre & Post Challenge Fitness Assessment

$75 Includes

  • Circumference Measurement (Waist & Hip Ratio)
  • Weekly Score Card Check In With A Coach
  • Pre & Post Challenge Fitness Assessment

Need more support around food? Alex Black, owner of Wicked Good Nutrition and our nutrition expert, is putting together a package for you to purchase from her. It will include nutrition analysis and weekly check in. For more details come to the meeting on Saturday, December 7th at noon or contact her directly. We are lucky to have a nutritionist with her knowledge. Taking 6 weeks to make some life altering changes may take more support! Check out her website: WICKED GOOD NUTRITION

The End is The New Beginning

On Saturday, February 15th we retest everything. And I mean everything!!HF51koRG9nrJO5da2GW8e2jkJM1Kpj2Ek32ckNZlMsA

Hydrostatic Measurement will be redone, the Transformation WOD will also be retested and the final points calculated.

WINNERS! WINNERS!

There will be 2 winners for this challenge. One man and one woman will take it all. The winners are based on three measurements: body composition, points, and challenge WOD improvement. Awesome prizes for both winners of this Transformation Challenge! 

02 Dec 2013

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1. Press – 5×3

2. AMRAP 20
10 Burpees to a 45# plate
10 Pull-ups
10 OH Swings, 32kg/24kg

01 Dec 2013

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1. Clean – 15 minutes to work up to a max single for the day

2. 4 rounds for time
7 DB Power clean, 55/35
14 Fr. Rack DB forward lunges, 55/35
21 DB Thrusters, 55/35

01 Dec 2013

David Kemp

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Let’s start with a regret. I wish I had gotten off my ass and joined CrossFit Boston a year ago.

Fitness-wise, it had been a rough year since I got out of the Marines and started at HBS (Harvard Business School). Not that I wasn’t working out at all, but what I was doing wasn’t much more effective then doing nothing. Going to the gym, throwing around some weights, going for a run every once in a while. I had a couple of friends who had joined CrossFit Boston, but I figured they were wasting their money. I thought I didn’t need a class to get in shape. I was a Marine, I could take care of myself.

Well I was completely wrong. I had put on weight, lost muscle, lost aerobic ability and my overall fitness was degraded. I did need CrossFit. The good news is that I finally got off my ass and joined. The instructors, the competitive team atmosphere and the CrossFit workouts have been completely worth it. It’s been 2 months since I’ve joined the gym. I’ve still got a long way to go till I get to where I want to be, but I’m already hitting PRs. Not 2 month PRs but liftime PRs in lifts that I’d been doing my whole life (even the bench press, which it’s not like I was ignoring before). And then there are all those things that I never had done before. I had no idea how to do a clean, snatch or overhead squat before I joined. I really didn’t even have the mobility to do the snatch or overhead squat. Not saying when I do them now they are always pretty, but I can get them done. And then of course there are all the other levels of fitness CrossFit throws at you. 

Every day I both dread and can’t wait to get to CrossFit Boston to do the next WOD. I’m hooked.


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