Miles of Smiles
Of the 514 CrossFit affiliates that participated in this year’s Fight Gone Bad 5 Fundraiser, we’re currently holding strong in 9th place, having raised over $24,000 amongst our 70 or so participants! The tallying won’t actually finish until October 1st, so if you had been meaning to make a donation to one of the members of Team CFNYC, it’s not too late. Click here to donate and if you already donated (and/or participated), thanks again for your support.
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Ten rounds for time of:
135 pound Deadlift, 15 reps
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Compare to 100310.
Commentary on today’s workout from Hari:
There is nothing technical in this WOD. You could have done it during Elements. You need to be careful to set your back on the dead lifts, but this WOD enforces itself. When you can’t stand up or push up, you won’t.
You should take this WOD seriously and keep track of time. Obviously you are going to need to rest periodically. You will need to rest for two different reasons: (1) because you are out of breath; and (2) because you are at or near muscle failure. You will dramatically improve your WOD time by fulfilling both needs at the same time in a single rest break… (continued in the first comment)
HAPPY BIRTHDAYS to SHAUN & RICKEY!
Told to eat its vegetables, America orders fries
Trying to explain why we do what we do
Massage benefits are more than skin deep
Benefits of walking
Weightlifting exercises calculator (via)
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Grace was kind enough to not only fundraise and participate in FGB5 at CFNYC, but she also volunteered to use her photographic skills and digital SLR camera to help us better document Saturday’s FGB5 Fundraiser. She took 206(!) amazing pictures that you can see here on her Flickr page. Below I will highlight just a few of my favorites.
People talk about the pain of “Fight Gone Bad” as a workout and they’re right, it’s tough going, no matter how skilled of a crossfitter you may be. But the energy at FGB5 was more about joy and happiness (even when feeling exhaustion or pain) and I felt that energy came through in these shots:
It’s easy for Jim to be all smiles after scoring the top score of the day (and a Black Box record, I believe) with 418 points. (Jim had wanted to get at least 400 points after scoring a heartbreaking 392 the last time FGB came up.)
If you have any doubts about Jim’s score, don’t. Emily (pictured below) counted his reps and encouraged (read: yelled at) Jim to get that record-breaking score. She’s pretty proud of how she did herself:
Jacinto is a coach, an athlete, a dad, a grandad, a husband, and a prostate-cancer survivor (amongst other things) and an inspiration to us all because he never gives up and never gives in. Thanks to Grace for capturing that energy in this photo:
As the organizer of this year’s event, I was so proud all day Saturday to see everyone’s efforts come to fruition: as athletes, as fundraisers, as friends and supporters of their fellow Black Box members. In addition, I had the pleasure to meet husbands, wives, girlfriends, moms, and kids of our members. I am so glad to get to be a part of our community and witness everyone dig deep to help others going through things much tougher than any sort of workout.