The Posting Fast Is Over

Bad News: Took me awhile to update the site because we have been so busy and Google was updating the blogger interface.  Many more WOD scores and results tomorrow, just wanted to get this post up ASAP now that Blogger is working.
Good News: The reason things are so hectic is because we are drowing in CrossFitters and this helped our decision timing for the move into a new facility. Awesome details and big news coming in the next few days...
Extra Good News: Sunday will be another haze-fest here and hopefully Joe Venuti can sneak his butt up here to help us run things just like the qualifiers so the guys we are sending will know what to expect when they get there. We've already picked the WOD so just bring your happy little demon-like selves ready to rock and roll. More details on this tomorrow as well.
Cherry Topping of Good News: Website formatting update coming soon as well, expect some streamlining so that I can stop pulling out beard hair at 2am in a posting stress-fest.

CrossFit HQ WOD (04.15.2009)
In honor of USAF SSgt Timothy P. Davis, 28, who was killed on Feburary, 20 2009 supporting operations in OEF when his vehicle was struck by an IED. Timothy is survived by his wife Megan and one-year old son T.J.
Complete five rounds for time of
12 x Deadlift (155lbs)
9 x Hang Power Clean (155lbs)
6 x Push Jerk (155lbs)

Frank 17:54 (rx)
Kristie 11:35 (65lbs)
Fogle 11:49 (115lbs)
Jefe 17:20 (rx) 
Jess 10:54 (65lbs)
Jill 12:54 (65lbs)
Mike C. 15:24* (rx)
Chalupa 14:08 (115lbs)
Mike L. 11:11 (115lbs)
RJ 15:57 (95lbs)

I. Northeast Regional Qualifiers: May 23-24, 2009

CrossFit Games Widget
Athletes from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, & Vermont will gather to contend for an opportunity to represent the Northeast in the CrossFit Games this coming summer (click the above icon link for the official CF Games website). 
No one has any idea what challenges will be waiting for those CrossFitters lucky enough to survive the Qualifiers, but regardless of what form the final WOD takes it will leave no doubt that the title "Fittest Human on the Earth" will belong to the last man and woman standing in. 
Three of our family members from the Stable will be heading to the Regional Qualifiers and we couldn't be prouder or more excited to watch them fight for their lives in a field of competition thick with Elite CrossFit Athletes. 
Goodluck to Mike M., Wes, and Dennis... 36 days until the reckoning.
Link to the Regional Qualifier Host: Albany CrossFit
I already volunteered to help the guys out at Albany CrossFit run their event so if anyone else wants to do so or tag along as spectators just let me know... I think we should bring some of the intensity from the Stable down to Albany for our athletes to feed upon.  Anyone got a q-tip?

II. New Resources and Links Added
I've been slowly adding links to free CrossFit Journal Articles that I thought our athletes might want to go rub their retinas on .  The Articles cover a variety of topics but lately we have been spending a great deal of time refining the Olympic Lifting Skill Sets, as well as building the capacity to perform during running and rowing WODs and you will find the most recent additions represent those needs.  There is a wealth of information in these free articles and you can expect our pool of knowledge to continue growing as fast as I can assimilate new sources.  Go feed those hungry brains.

Run/Row 5kTime Trial WODs (04.08.2009)
Jefe Run 5K 24:00*
Mike C. Run 5k 24:40
Fogle Run 5k 24:15
Jess Row 5k 22:27*

"Jello-Legs" WOD (04.08.2009)
Complete the following for time:
Run 800m
21 x Deadlift (225lbs)
Run 800m
15 x Deadlift (225lbs)
Run 800m
9 x Deadlift (225lbs)
Wes 14:49*

"Fight Gone Fundamental" (04.10.2009)
Complete as many reps as possible for each movement in it's allotted time. The fundamentals are broken down into three separate rounds with 1:00 for each individual movement. There are no rests between the movements, however, there is a 1:00 recovery between each ROUND. Each rep is worth 1 point, add up total points for score. Pick a load you can perform for all of the movements, OH squat is exempt pending current skill level and comfort with the movement.
Air Squat x 1:00
Shoulder Press x 1:00
Deadlift x 1:00
Rest x 1:00
Front Squat x 1:00
Push Press x 1:00
SDHP x 1:00
Rest x 1:00
OH Squat x 1:00
Push Jerk x 1:00
Med. Ball Cleans x 1:00
Joe 168
K$ 171*
This WOD was an awesome acheivement for these two athletes as they have been meticulous and dedicated in their efforts to develop a thorough proficiency in the 9 Fundamental CrossFit Movements. The effort put into learning the proper execution of each movement provided them with the efficiency of human mechanics needed to survive this 9 minute festival of suck, however, I think everyone that watched was inspired by the performance capacity increase Kent and Joe displayed.  I don't think anyone has completed 50+ Air Squats on the first round before today but both of our CrossFitters easily accomplished that (Joe actually hit 60 reps).  I am constantly amazed by how fast these guys adapt to the stresses of CrossFit, and I want to congratulate them on reaching the first true tier of fundamental proficiency. It only gets more exciting from this point on...

CrossFit NH WOD (04.09.2009)
Complete the following for time:
200m Run
12 x Deadlift (95lbs)
12 x Burpees 
200m Run
9 x Deadlift(95lbs)
9 x Burpees
200m Run
6 x Deadlift (95lbs)
6 x Burpees
RJ 8:21*
The profanity that comes out of such an innocent looking face is pretty hilarious, Mike and I decided that RJ has an absolute talent for describing the suck-level of any given WOD... we will have to rely on him more often to provide this valuable service to the other CrossFitters he trains with.


JoeG said...

o/~ pomp and circumstance... :) ah, graduation.

our reward? 3 days on / 1 day off upgrade.

delightful agony.

soon, that precious day, of WODs as Rx'ed, graceful collapsing upon the floor, all without sock fouls.

good times :)

thanks guys. it's a blast.


Mike Molloy said...

I'll be coming down Sunday... let me know the details on the timing.

Also, as it relates to the qualifiers. I received an email saying that the city of Albany expects the hotels to sell out that weekend due to multiple big events being in town. Here's some places that are offering discounts to qualifiers.

Comfort Inn Albany Airport
Ms. Berenice De La Cruz, Sales Manager
20 Airport Park Blvd, Latham, NY 12110
(518) 783-1900 518-783-4085 (f)
comfortalbanyairport@yahoo.com www.comfortinn.com/hotel/ny408
NE Qualifiers Rate: $85.99

Days Inn Wolf Road
Ms. Jen Boyles, General Manager
16 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205
(518) 459-3600 518-459-3677 (f)
NE Qualifiers Rate: $75.00

Econo Lodge, Wolf Road
Mr. Rocky Cocca, General Manager
44 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205
(518) 459-5670 (518) 459-0069 (f)
roc@coccas.com www.choicehotels.com/hotel/ny290
NE Qualifiers Rate: King $69.00; Queen $59.99

Hampton Inn & Suites Albany Airport
Ms. Jill Buntich, Director of Sales
45 British American Blvd
Latham, NY 12110
(518) 782-7500 (518) 782-7553 (f)
jill_buntich@hilton.com www.albanyairportsuites.hamptoninn.com
NE Qualifiers Rate: Limited King Size Rooms available; $109.00

Anonymous said...

I cant wait for the Sunday Festival of Slaughter! See you all there!

~Eat Subway!

JoeG said...

quizznos! get toasty!


sdaghir@gmail.com said...

Screw hotels, I'm just bringing a sleeping bag and a pack. I'd rather save my money for more barbells and dynamax balls...oh, we just got 5 abmats in, Thanks to Chris Toomey for sending them up.

Joe Venuti said...

Samy, give me a call.

Melissa Byers said...

I'll be judging in Albany, so make sure all you Savages stop by and say hello. No trying to slip me a twenty, though.

Keep up the strong work!

Kevin Daigle said...

wow rare byers appearance.....Crikey! Hmm....I was gonna do Helen tomorrow.....

Anonymous said...

Just want to say thanks for having me down guys.... And thanks for all the help, the elbow feels great and wes and I are hitting it hard see yeas soon.

Hoov said...

Rowed 5k 19:14.5 23 Apr 09 Larson's Gym, Quantico, VA

Thanks go out to Chris Toomey for all his help, advice and coaching.