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Goodnight. Sleep Clean. · 25 August 2015

5 rounds for time of:155-lb. squat cleans, 7 reps14 kettlebell swings, 1.5 pood Goodnight. Sleep Clean. It’s 6:45pm and you’re finishing up dinner. You look at your watch and think, “I’ll be in bed by nine!” But then you think through all of the things you want to get done before you hit the sack – […]

Worse Than Sugar? · 8 August 2015

Shane Update: Shane had a good day today. He recognized his parents and has made a few jokes to his nurses. His injuries span from his head (he had a craniotomy performed on Thursday) to numerous internal and external issues. His prognosis remains good, although his journey back will be long. He is not accepting […]

You Make The Difference · 22 June 2015

Split Jerk1-1-1-1-1-1-1 You Make the Difference It’s easy to feel helpless in creating real change in global issues, but it really is true that every decision you make has an impact.  Mark Sisson wrote this article discussing the effects of people’s decisions regarding the food they put in their bodies and how those decisions are beginning […]

Sit, Stand or Walk? · 12 June 2015

In teams of two, with one partner working at a time, complete:For time: 100 squats 100 sit-ups 100 push-ups 100 pull-ups 100 push-ups 100 sit-ups 100 squats Sit, Stand or Walk? A new study raises concerns about the productivity level of workers who use treadmill desks.  Studies have already shown an increase in health benefits […]

Half Ass Effort Yields Half Ass Results · 3 June 2015

One space remaining in the pull-up clinic tonight at 6pm. Click here to register. Capoot For time:100 push-upsRun 800 meters75 push-upsRun 1,200 meters50 push-upsRun 1,600 meters25 push-upsRun 2,000 meters Half Ass Effort Yields Half Ass Results You’ve heard the phrase that “half assed effort yields half assed results” and the saying couldn’t be more true […]

Exercise is ADHD Medication · 26 May 2015

“Nancy” Five rounds for time of:400 meter run95 pound Overhead squat, 15 reps Nancy is part of the yearly benchmark series. Log your score! Exercise is ADHD Medication It’s not uncommon for the coaches to hear athletes express how their workout keeps them “sane.” That hour of sweating, pushing their physical and mental limits, and engagement […]

From the CrossFit Journal: No Rest for the Foolish · 20 May 2015

From the 2015 CrossFit Regionals:Tommy VFor time:115-lb. thrusters, 21 reps15-ft. rope climbs, 12 ascents 115-lb. thrusters, 15 reps15-ft. rope climbs, 9 ascents115-lb. thrusters, 9 reps15-ft. rope climbs, 6 ascents From the CrossFit Journal: No Rest for the Foolish It’s 8:00pm and Eric gets home from teaching Foundations. I have to coach at 4:40am the next […]

Peter Grant Johnson · 27 April 2015

10 rounds of:Deadlift for 15 secondsRest 45 seconds Peter Grant Johnson It is with great sadness that we let you know that Roots has lost one of its own. Peter Johnson began at Roots in early 2011, when we were located on 8th and Pearl. Over the years, he and his wife Carrie have been active […]

Sunday Reading – Sugar is to Blame · 25 April 2015

1-rep-max snatch No time cap other than you must finish before class is over. NotesIn this event you will perform a snatch for max load. There is no minimum or maximum number of attempts. Your score will be the heaviest weight you successfully snatch. You may not use plates smaller than 1/2 lb.   Sugar is […]

Walker – Ambassador of Kwan. · 9 April 2015

2 rounds for time:Row 30 calories20 burpees over the rower10 squat snatch (155/105) Walker – Ambassador of Kwan.  We wanted to let you know about some exciting news for Walker. Walker recently took a job with Wasserman Media Group, a sports marketing firm, and will no longer be coaching at Roots. While we’re not losing him […]