CrossFit Hits the Giant Slalom 

5 rounds for time:
20 wallball
20 calories row
20 single arm DB snatch (70/45)

Coach Glassman, the founder and CEO of CrossFit, would always cite the benefits to sport-specific athletes of training CrossFit.  Eva Twardokens was a 2-time Olympic skier who did CrossFit.  Her results with CrossFit sparked the saying, "When we get skiers to be able to do dead hang pull-ups, they become better skiers."

Coach Glassman, the founder and CEO of CrossFit, would always cite the benefits to sport-specific athletes of training CrossFit. Eva Twardokens was a 2-time Olympic skier who did CrossFit. Her results with CrossFit sparked the saying, “When we get skiers to be able to do dead hang pull-ups, they become better skiers.”

CrossFit Hits the Giant Slalom

We have lots of anecdotal evidence of CrossFit helping sport specialists improve in their sport.

Here’s a great article about how CrossFit helped Austrian giant slalom skier Marcel Hirscher with a decisive win at the opening World Cup this season.

See the article here.

Has CrossFit helped you to do a sport better than when you did that sport alone?  Post to comments.  

AHWF – Attack Heavy Weights Fearlessly 

3 rounds for time:
15 power snatch (95/65)
15 box jump (24/20)
15 ring dips

JakeDip

Jake getting after in on Dip Day

 

AHWF – Attack Heavy Weights Fearlessly

The Roots Fall Olympic Weightlifting meet is Saturday November 22nd. Sign up and test your weightlifting abilities in a super fun and supportive environment on the platforms at Roots. You can sign up HERE. If you haven’t seen it make sure to check out Ryan’s precisionweightlifting.com site for past results and pics.

Ewwww! 

Complete as many rounds as possible in 10 minutes of:
10 burpee box jumps, 20 inches
155-lb. squat cleans, 10 reps

 

Ewwww

Um, this is disgusting. Please clean up after yourself

Ewwww!

I’m sure this was accidental, but please, please make sure you don’t leave any DNA behind after your workout.

Afterglow 

5 Deadlifts (275/185)
10 Burpees
then
21-15-9 reps for time of:
Slam ball
Ab mat sit-up

AFTERGLOW – Full Film by Sweetgrass Productions from Sweetgrass Productions on Vimeo.

AFTERGLOW

 That’s my kind of night skiing!

Why Are Americans So Fascinated With Extreme Fitness? 

For time: 100 double-unders
115-lb. front squats, 21 reps
115-lb. push presses, 21 reps
100 double-unders
115-lb. front squats, 15 reps
115-lb. push presses, 15 reps
100 double-unders
115-lb. front squats, 9 reps
115-lb. push presses, 9 reps

Some would say the muscle-up is extreme.  Not us.

Some would say the muscle-up is extreme. Not us.

Why Are Americans So Fascinated With Extreme Fitness?

The New York Times is back at it again – writing lots of propaganda about CrossFit, its dangers, and about the crazy fitness-crazed extreme individuals who choose to do this style of workout every day.

Honestly NYT, this is getting old.

Check out the article here – Why Are Americans So Fascinated With Extreme Fitness?

Do you ever look at other fitness endeavors and think – “whoa, now that’s extreme, CrossFit is NOT!”?  How do you feel about your CrossFit experience in relation to what is published all over the media?  

Post to comments. 

The Reebok CrossFit Invitational 

 Row OR Run 5000m

The Reebok CrossFit Invitational

Presented by HGST

Jason Khalipa is stoked to be competing in the Reebok CrossFit Invitational where he, Emily Bridgers, Julie Foucher and Rich Froning will represent the USA and compete against teams from Europe, Canada and Australia. Check out the CrossFit Games site for more details on the competition.

 

Fall Food Challenge – Four Spots Remaining 

Helen
3 rounds for time:
400 meter run
21 kettlebell swings (1.5 pood)
12 pull-ups
(Helen is a yearly benchmark.  Log your score!)

Arlene flying through the burped over bars at the Harvest Hoedown.

Arlene flying through the burped over bars at the Harvest Hoedown.

Fall Food Challenge – Four Spots Remaining!

The fall food challenge Intake Week kicks off on Monday.  Just four spots remain for this 6-week challenge.

Sign-up here.

If you have already signed up for the food challenge, initial details and information on Intake Week will be email on Friday.  Stay tuned!

CU vs. CSU Hockey! – Come Watch Hunter! 

Annie
50-40-30-20-10
DUs and Abmat Sit-ups
then,
Weighted dip
3-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-1 reps

Hunter has been a member at Roots for over two years.  He now plays hockey at CSU.

Hunter has been a member at Roots for over two years. He now plays hockey at CSU.

 

CU vs. CSU Hockey! – Come Watch Hunter!

Grab your Buffs gear (ok maybe your Rams gear) and head on out to the Colorado Rec Center this Friday at 7:30pm to watch the CU Buffs battle the CSU Rams in ice hockey.

Roots’ very own Hunter Clark (and Sylvia’s son!) will be playing for the CSU Rams and we know he’d love some Roots fans in the stands!

Learn more here.

Questions?  Post to comments. 

PR Your Life Food Challenge Sign-up Opens Today! 

3 rounds for time of:
30-second L-sit hold
20 pull-ups
135-lb. thrusters, 10 reps

Hammer and Wendy during the 3RM front squat at the 2014 Harvest Hoedown.

Hammer and Wendy during the 3RM front squat at the 2014 Harvest Hoedown.

PR Your Life Food Challenge Sign-up Opens Today!

Today’s the day!  Snag one of a limited number of spots available for the 2014 Food Challenge and pilot study.  Registration closes Friday.

Sign-up Here.

Want to learn more about the fall food challenge?  Click here.

If you sign-up for the challenge, don’t forget to mark your calendars to attend one of two challenge Chalk Talks coming up in one week:
Thursday, October 30th at 7:00am
Sunday, November 2nd at 10:30am

Questions?  Post to comments.

Teamwork 

12 minute AMRAP
In teams of 2
15 Thrusters (95/65)
15 Burpees
Partner finishes all 30 reps before rotating

Gretchen Jeremy low five

Team Gretchemy at the Harvest Hoedown

Teamwork

“Individual commitment to a group effort–that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” –Vince Lombardi