Friday, February 19, 2010

Hallelujah!

Workout of the Day

Louise”

3 Rounds for time:
10 Power Snatch @ 50% bodyweight
25 Wall Ball 20/14
10 Pull ups

NOTICE

Saturday March 13 is the 2010 Team Georgia Weightlifting Open Championship, which will be held at Flowery Branch HS, Flowery Branch, GA. Many will come as first-timers and get their feet wet in a local competition.  Awards will be given for the top 3 in each weight class and age division.  Deadline for entry is Tuesday, March 9. Email Chandler Alford for more info, [email protected]

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  • Bethanie
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    FYI We are closed this weekend to host the level 1 cert. Any of our crossfit neighbors are happy to take you in!

  • Jonathan H CFATL
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    Last night: 21-15-9 of
    sumo dead lift high pulls 95#
    box jumps 24″
    immediately followed by 25 back squats at 185#
    Rx 4:37
    This had mynlegs screaming at the end of the set of back squats, but I managed to do everything unbroken. I love box jumps!

  • Bethanie
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    yes, Jonathan, we all know how you love doing the BJ’s…but thanks for the reminder.

  • Jason Bourgeois
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    Some excerpts from Jonathan’s recent posts (in the last month):
    “I love box jumps!”
    “I am SO EXCITED about sectionals that I cannot contain it, and I hope everyone else is too!”
    “We are all really excited, and hope that you guys are as well!”
    “Looking forward to seeing everyone for our Paleo info sessions this Tuesday and Saturday!”
    “Pretty happy with the time, my forearms are destroyed!”
    Jonathan is VERY EXCITED!! ABOUT EVERYTHING!!!

  • Dave Hodges
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    Who wears a weight welt? When and why? I can’t find any decent articles that explain one way or the other.

  • Jonathan H CFATL
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    You are just mad because there is no punctuation mark for standing off to the side with your arms folded angrily.

  • Heidi_CFATL
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    maybe “I’m So Excited” should be his theme song…

  • BMW-CFATL
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    I wear a belt for heavy squats and deadlifts. There is no reason not to and a lot of good reasons to wear one. One being you like your spine to stay inside of your skin.
    If you are lifting heavy weights, you should be wearing a belt.
    Here are a couple of good articles from 70sBig.com about wearing lifting belts:
    http://70sbig.com/?p=884
    http://70sbig.com/?p=891
    P.S. There is some naughty language in these posts, if that offends you, then you probably aren’t lifting heavy weight. 🙂

  • Steve
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    Any particular recommendations? I just clicked through on the affiliates page at the main site and see that there are about 30 affiliates now in the greater Atlanta area with 10 or 12 of those looking to be inside the perimeter. I’ve heard Crossfit North Atlanta, Crossfit Rx, and Crossfit On The Move mentioned on this blog.

  • Dave Hodges
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    Those are perfect, thanks. Of course, I’m not actually lifting anywhere near what those guys are lifting. Not even close. So I wasn’t sure if I needed one with such low weights. I found one in the gym last week though and started using it.

  • BMW-CFATL
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    In all seriousness, only use it once you get to YOUR heavy weights. Skip wearing the belt for YOUR lighter weights.
    My post above was one I did last Friday and copied and pasted…not specifically meant for you. But it all applies.

  • Leah P
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    I’m not sure where you live, Steve, but North Atlanta is the closest to our gym. CF Smyrna isn’t too far either if you’re on the northwest side. On The Move is Toby’s gym (former CFATL-er). I’m sure they’d all be happy to take you in 🙂

  • Bethanie
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    I would suggest browsing their websites in the morning and seeing what their wod is.

  • kba_cfatl
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    Are there any good places to run nearby (midtown, GT)?

  • Jason Bourgeois
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    The pi mile on GT campus is a decent 5k course.

  • Jonathan H CFATL
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    Make sure you check their hours, I know that North Atlanta is usually closed on Sundays and I have been burned by that before.

  • Steve
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    Thanks for all of the good ideas. Of course, now I’m spoiled by CFATL. Will be checking the various websites of other affiliates looking for:
    1. A 3-to-1 trainer to client ratio. Because I need that much feedback on my Oly lifts.
    2. That they have a very large dog as a gym mascot. A great dane would be best, but retrievers are OK if they weigh more than 100 pounds and are friendly.
    Any of those other gyms fit those criteria?

  • Steve
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    If you take a look at “map my run” (http://www.mapmyrun.com), there are a bunch of predefined routes for Atlanta (like more than a thousand). I figure if someone took the time to trace out a favorite running route, it is probably pretty decent.
    Click on the “find a run” button, use the advanced option, and type in “georgia tech” or “midtown” to narrow it down to a couple of dozen options. The pi mile course that Jason mentioned is a good loop, and mapmyrun has several variations built on that route.

  • Bethanie
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    ahahahah! thanks for the laugh steve.

  • Andy L
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    Run around/through the GT campus (or the pi 5k), piedmont park, or I’m sure the links from the other posters will work.

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