02 Feb / 2015
Congratulations to all of the first-time competitors at Saturday’s throwdown. You guys showed real heart and perseverance! Also, congrats to Evan and Brian, our big winners! Most importantly, THANK YOU to all of our awesome judges. Saturday would not have been possible without you!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The next throwdown will be on Saturday, April 25th from 10 AM to 1 PM, and the spring fling will be that same night. While I suggested that it might be an individual throwdown, enough people have expressed a preference for a team throwdown that I’ve decided it will be another team one.
Here are some other features:
• In order to qualify to win, teams must be male/female
• It will be fast-paced like this past one, with *maybe* an extra 20-25 minutes of rest built in, so be prepared!
• It will feature a max lift, one teamified classic CrossFit WOD, and an EMOM elimination round
• The WOD standards and rules will be published at least a week before the throwdown and athletes will be responsible for knowing them before they arrive
• In order to participate, teams will be required to register with a judge
• Athletes will be required to claim and set up their own equipment — Equipment will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and lack of required equipment will result in disqualification from the Rx division
• There will be a twelve (12) team limit and four alternate team slots in the event that any team(s) drop out, first-come first-served
• Registration is open and will close on April 18th at 7:59 PM
It’s going to be awesome. Register here!
Peace and bacon grease,
01 Feb / 2015
I have been tracking the weather all night to see how this is going to play out. It appears that there will be 3-5 inches falling tonight beginning around 1am and then an additional 5-6 inches tomorrow morning during the commuting hours through mid day. Some of tomorrow is supposed to be a wintry mix as well making roads unsafe.
Because of this, we will be closed tomorrow and reopening for Tuesday AM classes.
Be safe and warm!
01 Feb / 2015
I can’t make Afternoon Tea today and am tentatively rescheduling to 2/15. Many apologies.
30 Jan / 2015
The end of the month is already upon us and its time to move forward into February. January’s programming was put together by Coach G2. We have received a good amount of feedback and we appreciate it. Part of what we need from you is to be tracking your progress and letting us know how you are feeling or responding to the workouts. Coach Jen has programmed for this next month and it looks like it will be another fun month.
We appreciate everyone’s patience with getting everything set up within the gym. Our top priorities are the pull-up rig, fans, rings and climbing ropes. We have been in communication with a few persons to get it done. It needs to be done correctly and we hope to have it completed by the end of next week.
Tomorrow is our in-house throwdown. There will not be any regular classes and open gym will not be available. That being said, I WILL be in the gym by 6:30AM for some private sessions. Open gym will be available from then until 9am, with a hard stop at 9am. The platforms will be available for the weightlifting class only as usual on Saturdays.
See y’all in the gym!
29 Jan / 2015
I hope everyone stayed warm in the Blizzard and got strong shoveling snow. I just wanted to shout out to all of those athletes that participated in the Renegade Rowing League last weekend. Congratulations on an awesome race and I hope to see you guys at CRASH-B’s March 1st. For those that missed it, above is a video review I did of Mark racing at the RRL. If you would like to improve your rowing, running, endurance, and overall performance we will be doing the Renegade Rowing League again next Winter.
In the mean time, if you are like me and looking for something to take your game to the next level, come checkout what the Renegades will be up to in March after CRASH-B’s. We will be picking a competition every month to train for and compete at as a community, whether it’s a 5k, obstacle course race, trail race, rowing race, in house throw down, or any fun competition we come up with. The Renegade Training Program will involve running, rowing on the water, rowing indoors, stadiums, lifting, throwing, jumping, climbing, and all of the fun stuff you love to do while getting fitter, faster, and stronger.
Our first community meeting to review the Renegade Training Program and pick our first activity post CRASH-B’s will be held on Wednesday, February 11 @7pm in the gym lounge. I will have paleo pulled pork and collard greens for everyone. If you’re interested in coming please send me an email, [email protected], and let me know what races/competitions you would like to train for this year.
Have fun at the Team Throwdown this weekend!
If you can think of a better blizzard food than chili, I’ll be surprised. And with a few months left of winter to go, there’s bound to be a few more snowed-in days like yesterday. Everyone seems to have their own chili recipe, perfected over many tries and prepared when the weather starts getting chilly and football games begin to dominate Sundays (or Saturdays, if you’re one of the rare college football fans in the Northeast). Below is my (OK, Pat’s) go-to Chili recipe and as a bonus, a few paleo game day snacks. Share your favorite chili recipe in the comments OR your favorite Super Bowl snack (preferably that is Whole Life Challenge Compliant).
PAT’S PALEO CHILI
- 2-3 pounds of lean ground beef (90-10)
- 2 green peppers
- 2 red peppers
- 2 orange peppers
- 2 onions
- 2 cubanelle peppers
- 2 poblano peppers
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 slices bacon
- 1 15 oz can of tomato sauce
- 1 6 oz can of tomato paste
- 1 8 oz can of diced tomatoes with green chilis
- 1 16 oz jar of chunky salsa
- 2 tsp each of: hot Hungarian paprika, cumin, cayenne, ground coriander
- 1 TB each of: garlic powder, onion powder
- 3 TB chili powder
Cook bacon in bottom of a large pot until browned to your liking. Remove, chop, and set aside. While the bacon is cooking, brown meat in a separate pan, drain, and set aside. Add onions and peppers to bacon grease and saute until soft, stirring frequently.
When veggies are cooked, mix in ground beef, bacon, and spices until well blended.
Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, and salsa. Cover and simmer 2-3 hours. Enjoy!
GAME DAY FAVORITES
Bacon and Guacamole Sammies from Nom Nom Paleo (just be careful to make them right before game time, or you’ll be battling enzymatic processes all afternoon). http://nomnompaleo.com/post/2538959456/bacon-guacamole-sammies-dont-these-bacon-and
If you’re eating dairy… goat cheese stuffed, bacon wrapped jalapeños http://brittanyangell.com/bacon-wrapped-goat-cheese-jalapeno-poppers-glutengrainegg-free/
Other easy ideas include veggies with guacamole and deviled eggs. I don’t have a great deviled egg recipe, so someone please share theirs!
27 Jan / 2015
We will reopen tomorrow with the gym resuming classes at noon and evening.
26 Jan / 2015
I hope you are all well and prepared for Snowpocalypse 2015! Our Choose Your Own Damned Partner Throwdown is on for this Saturday morning! Athletes should arrive by 9:30 to get warmed up on their own and briefed at 9:45. I’ve set the first challenge for our competitors to find judges for Saturday, but I’m also asking you all to volunteer your time for a fun time! Just email me at mickeyg@crossfitboston if you can donate your time. Judges are requested for 9:30 AM to roughly 12 PM. The goal is to start the first WOD at 10 AM and fly through the rest of them quickly. More details later in the week!
Peace and bacon grease,
24 Jan / 2015
Tomorrow we will remain open after the 9:30AM class until 12pm. If you missed your workout tomorrow you can come on in and use the facility. The only class will be the 9:30AM but Open Gym will be available.
24 Jan / 2015
Please stay home, stay warm, and stay safe today. The Gym is closed due to this snow storm. I’m at the gym now (6am) and already the roads are covered and slippery. Things look to only get worse as it changes to freezing rain and sleet plus more snow. We will re-open tomorrow morning at the usual time.
If you’re looking for a good workout, try this on for size and post your results to comments:
Complete For Time (12min Cap)
1:00 Plank Hold **(Do 2 Burpees if you break)
15 Air Squats
10 Hollow Rocks
10 Hollow Rocks
15 Air Squats
1:00 Plank Hold**(Do 2 Burpees if you break)
Get after it and have fun! Let us know how you do!