Tuesday, November 24, 2009

CrossFit ATL 4233 Scene from the workout at the Trainer Certification seminar

Workout of the Day

Shoulder press 1-1-1-1-1 reps
Push press 3-3-3-3-3 reps
Push Jerk 5-5-5-5-5 reps

Post loads to comments.

Congratulations to Ken Gall, winner of the Iron Curtain Challenge at CrossFit Evolution, and to Leah Anderson, who took second place in the Rx division.

CF North Atlanta has challenged us to another touch football battle.  Sat. Nov. 28 @ 11 AM, Tanyard Creek Park. Bring your game and BYOB.

We will have reduced hours this week for Thanksgiving, as follows:  Wednesday,
close early at 7 PM, Thursday, closed all day, Friday, 9 AM to 1 PM,
Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM, Sunday, 10 AM to 1 PM.

Next week the hours of operation will change slightly.  We will no longer be open from 10 AM to 11 AM, but we will have a lunch time session from noon to 1 PM.  The new schedule will also have regular Olympic lifting classes.  Stay tuned.

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  • Jonathan H CFATL
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    15 members of Crossfit Lumberjack were victims in the Ft. Hood shooting a few weeks ago. 4 were killed and 11 were wounded. They are doing a workout/fundraiser and are asking that people join in on Dec 5th. Let’s show some support.
    More details and the WOD are here: http://www.cflumberjack.org/

  • mike k
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    while I definitely enjoy going home to florida for Thanksgiving, i am bummed I have to miss the football game. I hope that this will become a regular thing, whether it be against CFNA or other affiliates, or just within CFATL, I don’t care. I just want to play some football with people who are in shape. So kick ass this weekend, and lets play again sometime soon.
    also, great job today sarah, you’re gonna get that first pullup really soon!

  • peterbassi
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    I just found out that my sister is leaving next week for Afghanistan with a few other Gymnastic/CrossFit coaches to train troops at Bagram Airfield. Pretty crazy.

  • MoMo
    Reply

    That is crazy, Peter. Please let her know that I wish her safe travels!

  • MoMo
    Reply

    So, who is going to start the conversation about the Robb Wolf controversy that’s going on? Oh, that’s right, me. I think it’s sad. I think I don’t know all the facts. And I think that both crossfit and Robb Wolf have changed my life for the better in too many ways to count. That’s precisely why it’s sad.

  • Jeff
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    PRs on all three of today’s lifts
    SP-end at 110
    PP-end at 120
    PJ-end at 115 (got 3 reps of 125 twice)

  • sydney
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    hello there from BTB Crossfit in Midtown… looking for anyone who is currently signed up for the Level 1 cert in Feb. who may not be able to attend… I would happily take your spot. This sold out way faster than I had anticipated.
    Please email me at sydneyaron @ yahoo.com

  • peterbassi
    Reply

    Robb’s blog entry on the matter: http://robbwolf.com/?p=976

  • Ken
    Reply

    Bear in mind, I am a biased source, because Castro basically prevented me from competing in the games for no rational reason. But here goes. Crossfit is a pretty amazing concept built on solid science, with unparalleled results, and it is full of top athletes and coaches. Not sure when or why Castro was put in charge, but he is WAY, WAY out of his league -I have seen this from my own experience and the things with Rob and Greg E guy confirm my beliefs. Time to put in leadership that has a clear vision for the future of crossfit and has the mental capacity to execute towards this vision for an organization that is growing exponentially. Otherwise I predict he will continue to corrode it until there is a hostile takeover or it sinks. These are the destinies of all businesses with great products but a temporary moron at the wheel.

  • Heidi_CFATL
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    I adore Robb and Nikki so it is hard to not be biased as well.
    My thoughts on CF are similar to others, I do agree that there should be more quality control, but I also say that knowing how difficult that would be.
    I don’t like seeing the name of CF get watered down, don’t like seeing affiliates opened by every Tom, Dick and Harry that are still wet behind the ears from their Level I. I do think that things like Robb’s certification should be a seminar and not a certification, and he agrees with that as well.
    But I realize there are growing pains to a company and entity this large and mainly due to it sprouting vast growth in such a short amount of time. Hopefully something good will come out of all of this and CF will be better for it.

  • VAS
    Reply

    Interesting read

  • Dave Hodges
    Reply

    Another one bites the dust. Everybody who comes into contact with CrossFit eventually runs into this. It’s practically inevitable.

  • David Hall
    Reply

    From one business guy to another. It’s a dog eat dog world. Dollars equal profits which equal wealth. Saw this coming a long time ago. I will go toe to toe with anyone and debate that CF is the most complex and potential dangerous workout in the world. But any Joe or Jane with a buck can open a box……
    No standards for affiliates smacks of the all mighty dollar….Classic business case in the making….We will see new competitors like Gym Jones explode soon

  • peterbassi
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    Considering that anybody and their mom can get a level 1 certification, would it make sense going forward to make the level 2 certification prerequisite to opening up a box? It would slow the seemingly out of control growth crossfit is experiencing while helping maintain higher standards of quality, etc.

  • Laura
    Reply

    Wow, that was an interesting read. A lot of growing businesses have growing pains and people that take a power trip and run with it. I saw my last company run it’s self into the ground by making a “bad hire” in an executive “power” position and letting that person stay unchecked for too long.
    In the good news category-
    Saturday- CFNA let me join them for push jerks and GHD sit ups
    Sunday- CF on the move let me join in a push press, dead lift WOD
    Monday- Ran 6 miles
    Therefore it would be easier to tell you where I am not sore.
    Miss you all. . .see you soon

  • Laura
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    I know we have a lot of runners at the gym:
    Inspired by the Santa Speedo Run in Boston, now in its 10th year,the Santa Speedo Run is making its debut in Atlanta!Join in the fun on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. as we gather at Dark Horse Tavern.Wearing little more than a speedo and your best holiday attire, we’ll run down the sidewalks of Virginia-Highland — all in the spirit of a great cause!Each participant is requested to raise $100 and all proceeds from this fun run will go directly to a local charity. This year’s beneficiary is CHRIS Kids, Inc. http://www.atlantasantaspeedorun.org

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