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18 Feb 2014

Olympic Lifting Update

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Coach Julie Is OUT tonight.  Please follow the instructions below for an open Olympic Lifting session.

As always help each other out and be careful and respectful of each other. Warm up joints well and 3×3 with bar.

I will be present 10am-12 this Saturday

Snatch 60% 3×3 70% 3×2 75% x3 80% 3×1
Clean and jerk 70%3×2 75% 3×2
Back Squat 70%x 3 75x 5×3
Abs 3×20

Hey CFB! Are you ready for a great week of clean eating, dirty training and Not Your Average Joes Team Throw Down?

We are! The points on the board for the Transformation Challenge are starting to come in. If you haven’t gotten them in to me please do so by Wednesday. Lynn Marshall, Kathy Materazzo and myself are all fighting for last place…it’s fierce! The rest of you are rocking it out…keep up the great work. Love all the recipes on the Transformation Challenge page. If you need extra help with nutrition be sure to reach out to Alex Black.

Here are the Teams competing at North Shore CrossFit on Saturday:

Biscuits & Gravy: 
Nick, Evan, Lynn and Ms. Congeniality

CFB Earlybirds:
Mickey, Ali, Jodie and Pat

Snatchues of Liberty:
G2, Cori, Kristin, Dennis

My Biceps Need Bread:
Tito, Adam, Carla, Katie

Drop, Pop ‘N Lock:
Jason W., Kiel, Sophie, Shannon

Shakin’ Not Stirred:
Omri, Sharon, Nigel, Ashley

Snatch Me If You Can:
Chrissy, Kari, David Y., John Z.

CFB Badass Consortium:
Pat L, Alex B., Jason, Rachel

There will be car pools leaving from the box Saturday morning around 8:30. Check in with your team about rides and let me know if you need one. Also, the WODs were posted, look them over and ask a coach for help if you need to figure out a strategy.  We are here to help!

I also hear that some teams are coming up with some outrageous outfits….can’t wait!

 

13 Jan 2014

NOT YOUR AVERAGE JOES

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The WODs have been announced!

Car pool will be from the gym. If you need a ride let Tina or G2 know. Details will be coming out tomorrow.

Here are the WODs and they don’t look pretty….

Not Your Average Joe’s  Team Workouts 

Overall Scoring will be placement based. 1st = 1pt, 2nd=2pts, etc. Lowest combined points will determine final placement.

10am – Briefing
10:30 Start Time

Workout 1&2 (10 Minute Time Cap)

2000m row

Thrusters 75/55

Athletes must stay in order on the rower.
Both Workouts are completed when the 2000m row is completed
While a team member is rowing the remaining 3 members will alternate on thrusters
Max combined reps thrusters will count as a 2nd workout score
Any order on the thrusters
Must squat below parallel or to a ball if having form problems.
Finish in lockout position overhead

Workout 3 (10 Minute Time Limit)

Combined 2 Rep Max Efforts

All Team members must complete 5 burpees before every attempt on the barbell
Team mates must lift in order
The team member must announce the weight they are attempting
Each team will have a mens and womens bar
Each team will have 4-45’s, 2-25’s, 2-15’s, 2-10’s, 2-5’s and 2-2.5’s
Two Team members need to Snatch
Two Team members need to C&J (announced before start)
Score is all 4 team members combined heaviest doubles
Standards

C&J- Weight must touch shoulders durning movement

Snatch – Ground to Overhead and come to a final lockout position.

Workout 4

Team Sprint Relay (Heats every 5 Minutes)

4 sprints each / 50 yard sprint relay

Each team will have one baton
Baton needs to be passed to next team member to complete their leg of the relay
Athletes must stay behind the start line to receive the baton handoff
Athletes must cross the turn around line with both hands and feet
If the line is not crossed athlete must return to the line and cross it to continue

Workout 5

AMRAP 6 In Relay

10 Pushups
10 KB Swings
10 Box jumps
Each Team Member completes 10 reps each of an exercise one at a time before moving on to the next exercise. Repeat rounds until time is up.

Standards
Pushups – full range / arms lock out at top/ chest to deck

KB Swings – Full lock out overhead/ arms straight/ press standards for lockout

Box Jumps – Full extension with control at top of box

Score is total reps completed

04 Jan 2014

Bos Creek Challenge

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The Transformation Challenge is off to a great start. We are just finishing the last of the Hydrostatic Measurements which started at 7 a.m. It’s been a long and productive day of Testing on the WOD and Mobility. A huge thank you to Keith of FitnessWave!

IMG_2999We also want to thank our Challenge sponsors Bos Creek! Remember CrossFit Boston if you are in the challenge you have to sign up today to get started with 5 extra points towards your challenge. There is no purchase necessary but you do have to sign up with Bos Creek today. Below are instructions.

We are looking forward to helping you over the next 6 weeks make some changes to your lifestyle choices and seeing the great results!

 

BOS CHALLENGE

  • Sign Up!
  • It’s Free AND You Receive a $20 Credit Towards your first order of Grass-Fed Beef, Chicken & Pork
  • Earn Points Towards CFB Transformation Challenge

 

Send an email to: [email protected]

Subject Line: I’ll take the Bos Challenge

Body: CrossFit Boston

**The owner Greg is allowing CrossFit Boston members to forgo the video portion of this challenge unless you want to compete against athletes from other affiliates. When Bos Creek posts the WODs we will announce them and you will have an opportunity to complete each WOD and earn 5 points per WOD. It’s a WIN! WIN!

Alex Black, owner of WICKED GOOD NUTRITION, has sent us the following grocery list to help you get started as we head into the weekend.

We are still on for Saturday morning! Hydrostatic Measurements and Testing WODs all day long at CrossFit Boston!

This shopping list is for 1 person for 1 day of healthy meals. For more support, you can contact Alex Black and join her Transformation Challenge group for the next 6 weeks. She will have weekly group meetings and be available for weekly check ins when you need support.

To determine if you should purchase organic please visit her blog: http://wickedgoodnutrition.com/organic-foods/

Produce:

1 apple

1 bunch of kale

2 limes

1 package romaine hearts

1 avocado

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 red bell pepper

1 package strawberries

1 lemon

1 banana

Pico de gallo

Meat:

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • Look for free range and/or organic chicken

Beef Jerky

  • Look for options with no preservatives or added sugar. The brand sold in the gym is a good option.

Dairy:

6 Eggs

  • Look for free range and/or cage free

1 container of Greek Yogurt (6 ounces)

  • 0%, 2%, or full fat versions are all OK. No added sugars or preservatives. Chobani and Fage both have good versions.

Beans, Legumes, and Nuts:

1 Small can of Black Beans

Almond Butter

  • Look for the kind with no added sugar. Only almonds and salt. If you are going to Whole Foods, grind your own!

Plain Walnuts

Spices and Herbs:

Dried Onions

Fresh Cilantro

Basil

Oregano

Salt and Pepper to Grind

Extras:

Olive Oil

Chicken Broth *NO MSG

Almond Meal (Almond Flour)

Look for recipes on Alex’s website: www.wickedgoodnutrition.com

We are all here to support you as you make these changes to a healthier life! Here’s to a WICKED FIT 2014!

29 Dec 2013

RUMORS!

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I love rumors! Facts can be so misleading, but rumors, true or false, are often revealing.

Landa from Inglourious Basterds

I heard that Jason Wong is going to send Kiel a six-pack of beer every Friday night for the next 6 weeks. And Kiel will be having pizza delivered to Jason at the gym every day. Both of these guys are going to be dumping packs of cigarettes in Omri’s car in the hopes he takes up smoking again. And you don’t even want to hear what they plan to do to poor Kristen Halfpenny to sabotage her chances of winning the Transformation Challenge.

Rumors! And we haven’t even started yet. Rest assured that this Transformation Challenge is actually user friendly. Who wants to be miserable when you start out the New Year. It’s a time to reflect and be grateful for what we have, not a time to punish yourself because you had one to many drinks on New Year’s Eve or too much fruit cake!

It’s not a starvation plan that ends after 6 weeks and you go back to the old ways. It’s an opportunity to clean up your eating and add some habits that you can incorporate into your daily life. It’s about slowing down and taking time to meditate everyday for 10 minutes. Drinking more water to help your internal systems work better. Sleeping more! Or better yet, getting to bed at a decent hour in the evening. And it’s about us coming together as a community to just be healthier, happier and have a little more fun with our WODs!

Here’s What You Need To Know:

  • We are helping you incorporate the following into your daily life:
    • SLEEP
    • HYDRATION (H20)
    • MOBILITY
    • DAILY EXERCISE
    • NUTRITION
    • MEDITATION
  • Hydrostatic Measurement is on Saturday, January 4th. Everyone has been scheduled at this point. Be on time for your appointment. Bring a bathing suit and a towel.
  • You will receive a 6-page reading of your measurement results. It will have advice for caloric intake based on your goals. These can be used as a starting point for the nutrition portion of the challenge. But keep in mind that we are not keeping food journals. It is a point system. If you need more help with the eating portion Alex Black has offered her services at a discounted rate. I suggest you talk with her soon and consider hiring her for the six weeks of the challenge.
  • For those who prefer hip/waist ratio measurement that will also be done on Saturday, January 4th.
  • Testing WOD is also on Saturday, January 4th. Schedule has also been sent out. Neal is going to program a great WOD for everyone to finish and test different abilities. Coaches will be on hand to help you get through it.
  • Transformation Challenge starts on Sunday, January 5th. The point system goes from Sunday to Saturday. Everything will be explained in the TC Packets you can pick up on Saturday, January 4th.

I’m also happy to announce that we have teamed up with Bos Creek, artisan meat, chicken and pork. They will be giving a months worth of meat to our Transformation Challenge winner! Check out their website:

I LOVE GRASSFED BEEF

In addition we want you to sign up today for the BosChallenge!  It is a separate worldwide challenge but the owner Greg is letting us participate as a group. Once the Bos Creek WODs are announced on January 20th we will be posting them and having times for you to come in and finish them. There are only 3. We also get the opportunity to win 35 lbs of grass fed beef, chicken and pork as an affiliate if we get the most members to sign up. Spring barbecue!

If you sign up this week Greg is offering $20 to be used for grass fed beef, chicken or pork when you order on line. It’s free to sign up and all you have to do is email him. Below are instructions:

Send an email to: [email protected]

In the subject line write: I’ll Take the Bos Challenge

In the body write: CrossFit Boston

You must identify in the body as “CrossFit Boston” because we are using this challenge as an opportunity to win as an affiliate! In addition, we will be offering you the opportunity to finish the BosChallenge WODs (only 3) during the weeks of January 20th – February 4th.  If you feel you have what it takes to go up against athletes from around the world we will video record you and send in your results. Otherwise, the WODs will be recorded in your Transformation Challenge record and you will receive 5 points towards our challenge for each WOD completed. It’s that simple.

Coaches will be on hand Saturday, January 4th to help you sign up for the BosChallenge as well! I suggest however you do it this week and get the meat ordered so you are ready to eat clean and train dirty!

08 Dec 2013

What’s UP This Week!

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The year is quickly coming to a close and we still have so much to do!

Keep up the great training…no substitute for training dirty and eating clean.

UnknownSaturday, December 14th is our annual JINGLE ALL THE WAY Throw Down. Sign up soon if you plan on participating. Heats are filling up.
Time: 9-12
No REGULAR CLASSES are scheduled.

Saturday, December 14th HOLIDAY PARTY
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Where: DAEDALUS Restaurant & Bar
If you plan on having dinner at Daedalus please make reservations. Call: 617-349-0071
Champagne Toast & Desserts around 7:30/8 p.m.
Can’t wait to see everyone!

TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGE
Friday, December 27th is the deadline to sign up for the Transformation Challenge if you are having hydrostatic measurement. The hydrostatic measurement will take place on January 4th. Please let Tina or Jason know if you are interested. If you can’t make the Saturday, January 4th hydrostatic measurement we can set you up to get tested on Sunday, January 5th.

The Transformation Challenge is a great way to kick off the New Year and start some healthy habits. It’s only 6 weeks and you will have a group of people supporting you while you make some changes to sleeping, hydration, mobilization, nutrition, & better choices!!

 

06 Dec 2013

Olympic Lifting Saturday

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As you all know Coach Julie will be going to CrossFit Lando to coach CJ in her first throw down. Below is the programming for Olympic Lifting class for those who will be training. Please use common sense and help each other out.

If you get an opportunity to get out to CrossFit Lando in Woburn after training please come cheer on CJ!

Saturdays programming:

Warm-up full snatches 3X3 bar

Hang Snatch + Snatch      Warm up to 75% then 5 Sets @ 75%  Focus on high elbows on 3rd pull

Power Clean + Push Press  

70% 2X2 75% 1X2 80% 1X2 85% 1X1 90% 1X1

Front Squat

70% 1X3 75% 1X2 80% 3X/2

Hypers 3X10

Abs 3X25
05 Dec 2013

Couger On Fire!!

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IMG_1935On Saturday CJ will be competing in her fist competition. It’s a tough one for even an experienced CrossFit athlete. It didn’t even faze her when I explained what it was 4 weeks ago. Battle of The Sexes at CrossFit Lando would make a strong man think twice but not CJ!

CJ needs no introduction! She is one awesome athlete who in less then a year has made amazing progress in CrossFit. I remember the first night she showed up at CrossFit Boston. It was last February. We were programmed to do 11 .1 WOD from the open games because we were preparing for the 2013 Open Games.

The WOD: 10 AMRAP ~ 30 Double Unders & 15 Power Snatches #65 Females

First time CJ had been in a CrossFit box. Coach had her go through the power snatch movement and within 20 minutes CJ hit 75# with form that put my 45 pounds to shame. Let’s fast forward to the end of the WOD~ CJ crushed it and asked if she could join. I told her we were preparing for the Open Games and she asked what it was all about. I explained a bit about CrossFit and how in 3 weeks we would all be competing against other boxes across the world. Her eyes lit up and she exclaimed: “I can compete in this.”

And compete she did. What she didn’t know, she struggled through without a complaint.  Over the summer she went home and joined CrossFit Downtown Atlanta to continue her training. Now that school is back in session she’s back here whittling away at the unknowns. I can’t say she has goats because everything that comes her way she tackles with the determination of a champion.

CJ’s a competitor bottom line but what I think is most wonderful about her is her sincerity.  When I first met her last year I didn’t realize how young she was. As the Regional Games were approaching I asked her if she wanted to go with us. Still not knowing the reach of the CrossFit competitions she asked what the Regional games were. I explained and she said, “I definitely want to go but I have to ask my parents.” I asked for clarification and she told me she was 17 and had to go back home for the summer. She would have to ask her parents if she could change her ticket to stay for an extra weekend.

Of course curiosity got the best of me and I couldn’t help but to ask her about her life. She is truly an amazing young lady. In her junior year of high school she was bored so she studied for the SATs and took them. She applied to Harvard and was accepted. I asked her if her guidance counselor helped her and she said, “No, he wouldn’t have let me to apply.” Girls got gumption!

CJ is a pre-med student at Harvard in her second year. Her brother is also a student at Harvard studying neuroscience. She has played a variety of sports and obviously enjoys competition. For 8 years she was ranked in the Junior Olympics in archery. Remember that domain we call accuracy! She’s got that one covered.

It’s her first competition and it doesn’t even matter if she does well. I know she will be putting on a great show of athleticism and poise. I look forward to watching her over the years as she matures into a better athlete and someday a doctor. A role model for all girls~ COUGER!

CrossFit Lando~ Battle Of The Sexes ~ WOBURN!! Competition starts at 9 a.m.

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! 


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