The End of The Road

Rockstar Vixens, Roxy and Marisol

The 2012 CrossFit Games are ON! They started Wednesday with the Triathlon and Obstacle course. And if you thought that was fun…wait until this weekend. It’s going to be on espn3.com for pretty much full coverage. So go online and check out the once a year awesomeness. I’ll pretty much be there all of 3 days – so when I’m back on Monday with an awesome sunburn and a huge smile on my face, you’ll know why. Yup – just another symptom of ‘Games Fever’.

One more day of testing as well – today we’re doing one of the WOD’s from this weekend’s competition. Post thoughts to comments.


the guys…

Congrats to Bryan from ‘The Wolfpack’ – our latest member of the awesome ‘4 Wheel Club’ – Congrats to all the new members from Tuesday! Don’t forget – Barbell Strength Program starts Monday night at 8:30pm!

Friday’s Training:

All Levels CrossFit

Level 1 CrossFit

Ax4 sets

  • A1. Split Snatch x 4 reps (alternating legs – right, left, right, left)
  • A2. Muscle Up Progressions x 5 reps + transitions
Skill: Med Ball Clean

  • Test: 2 Minute Push Up Contest
  • Score is total Reps Push Ups
B. 2012 Games WOD – Track Triplet – will be done at Home Depot Center on Friday at around noon

  • 3 Rounds for time
  • 8 split snatch (must alternate feet – right is one, left is 2 – ground to overhead in 1 motion – that makes 4 each leg) – 115/75#
  • 7 bar muscle ups – sub to 14 pull ups & 14 dips (sub push ups) – must be done in sets of 2 each if they sub
  • Run 400 meters
WOD: 3 Rounds for time:

  • 15 Med Ball Clean
  • 15 Pull ups
  • 15 Push Ups
  • 400 Meter Run

The 2012 CrossFit Games are ON! They started Wednesday with the Triathlon and Obstacle course. And if you thought that was fun…wait until this weekend. It’s going to be on espn3.com for pretty much full coverage. So go online and check out the once a year awesomeness. I’ll pretty much be there all of 3 days – so when I’m back on Monday with an awesome sunburn and a huge smile on my face, you’ll know why. Yup – just another symptom of ‘Games Fever’.

One more day of testing as well – today we’re doing one of the WOD’s from this weekend’s competition. Post thoughts to comments.


the guys…

Congrats to Bryan from ‘The Wolfpack’ – our latest member of the awesome ‘4 Wheel Club’ – Congrats to all the new members from Tuesday! Don’t forget – Barbell Strength Program starts Monday night at 8:30pm!

Friday’s Training:

All Levels CrossFit

Level 1 CrossFit

Ax4 sets

  • A1. Split Snatch x 4 reps (alternating legs – right, left, right, left)
  • A2. Muscle Up Progressions x 5 reps + transitions
Skill: Med Ball Clean

  • Test: 2 Minute Push Up Contest
  • Score is total Reps Push Ups
B. 2012 Games WOD – Track Triplet – will be done at Home Depot Center on Friday at around noon

  • 3 Rounds for time
  • 8 split snatch (must alternate feet – right is one, left is 2 – ground to overhead in 1 motion – that makes 4 each leg) – 115/75#
  • 7 bar muscle ups – sub to 14 pull ups & 14 dips (sub push ups) – must be done in sets of 2 each if they sub
  • Run 400 meters
WOD: 3 Rounds for time:

  • 15 Med Ball Clean
  • 15 Pull ups
  • 15 Push Ups
  • 400 Meter Run

What if you had a HUGE idea? I mean, really huge? We do, well, we’re a part of about 250 CrossFit gyms that have one. Pretty cool, right?

And we are going to take this HUGE idea and make it a reality. What can this awesome idea be? Awesome enough that we need every Volt and Vixen to get ready!

It’s the World Wide ‘Whole Life Challenge’, and yeah, it’s going to be THAT Awesome!

But we’re not going to tell you ‘everything’ yet…here are some of the teaser deets to wet your whistle and help kick your Monday off right:

  • 250+ CrossFit affiliates around the world will hold an 8-week intensive health & fitness challenge created to calibrate your entire being towards a no-holds-barred, take-no-prisoners, no-excuses, gettin’-everything-out-of-it lifetime of physical & mental excellence.

The challenge winner will have to succeed in 3 areas:

PERFORMANCE: IMPROVE YOUR ABILITY TO WORK AND PLAY! You will do a baseline workout on Day 1 and measure your improvement in performance on the Finals Day of the challenge.

BODY TRANSFORMATION: We want you to be lean & mean. This challenge wouldn’t be complete without knowing what impact it had on your body. You will be measured at the beginning and the end to see just how much your hard work paid off.

ACCOUNTABILITY: You will be challenged not just to show up as the winner, but to play the game every day!
Nutrition habits, workouts, mobility, fish oil – your daily choices can make or break this challenge for you!
You will also have the chance to earn bonus points every week by participating in bonus challenges and sharing your experiences with others.

All participants in the challenge will receive:

-Access to the Whole Life Challenge Worldwide Scoreboard.

-Pre-game huddle — a meet-up at High Voltage to cover the basics of how to set yourself up: preparing your home and kitchen, shopping, preparing food, and strategies.

-Access to the WorldWide community and forums to see what thousands of other people just like you are experiencing, learning, and discovering every day.

-Access to The Whole Life Challenge blog with support, tips and recipes as well as an opportunity to communicate with coaches and other participants on a daily basis.

-Online profile to record and track before and after photos along with other vital health statistics.
ATHLETE REG – AUG 15th – www.wholelifechallenge.com (not live yet)

THE CHALLENGE STARTS: SEPT 15th
THE CHALLENGE ENDS: NOV 10th

CASH AND PRIZES FOR MULTIPLE WINNERS.
Athlete reg – $45 (a large portion goes into the prize pool – remember our last Challenge’s winner$?)

Have questions? We figured. This won’t be the last you hear of The Whole Life Challenge…stay tuned, and get ready…Ever Ready!

Team High Voltage!

  •  Big ups to our members from Team High Voltage, Deb, Katie, Chad, and Ryan, who competed at their very first CrossFit competition at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, and a huge thank you to all the Volts & Vixens who came out to cheer them on! They represented our entire Community by giving their Full Effort on every WOD and it showed! Each of them had a huge break through during the grueling 3 WOD day.
  • This is exactly what competition and ‘challenges’ are designed to do – give you a forum to show what you are made of. And these guys are made of 100% awesome. Show them some love in comments with a big High Voltage ‘Yeah buddy’! We’re also very proud of Katie S who stepped up and helped out our buddies at CF Pasadena when they had an athlete get injured last week. I witnessed incredible performances all around and I think everyone had at least 1 big PR that they’d been working on and working on – but needed that positive competition deadline and environment to make it a reality. I couldn’t be more proud of their hard work continuing to pay off.

-Tim

Yeah Buddy!

Monday’s Training:

All Levels CrossFit

Ax5 Sets
  • 3 Position Snatch
  • High Hang, Mid knee, floor
 Skill: Overhead Squats

  • Sets of 8 Reps
  • Torso upright, arms locked out
B. 3 Rounds for time

  • 7x Power Snatch
  • 7x Burpee Box Jump
(this one is going to burn!)
WOD: 15 minute AMRAP

  • 200m Run
  • 10 x Push ups
  • 15x KB Swings
  • 20 x KB Box Step ups (total step ups)

The 2012 CrossFit Games are ON! They started Wednesday with the Triathlon and Obstacle course. And if you thought that was fun…wait until this weekend. It’s going to be on espn3.com for pretty much full coverage. So go online and check out the once a year awesomeness. I’ll pretty much be there all of 3 days – so when I’m back on Monday with an awesome sunburn and a huge smile on my face, you’ll know why. Yup – just another symptom of ‘Games Fever’.

One more day of testing as well – today we’re doing one of the WOD’s from this weekend’s competition. Post thoughts to comments.


the guys…

Congrats to Bryan from ‘The Wolfpack’ – our latest member of the awesome ‘4 Wheel Club’ – Congrats to all the new members from Tuesday! Don’t forget – Barbell Strength Program starts Monday night at 8:30pm!

Friday’s Training:

All Levels CrossFit

Level 1 CrossFit

Ax4 sets

  • A1. Split Snatch x 4 reps (alternating legs – right, left, right, left)
  • A2. Muscle Up Progressions x 5 reps + transitions
Skill: Med Ball Clean

  • Test: 2 Minute Push Up Contest
  • Score is total Reps Push Ups
B. 2012 Games WOD – Track Triplet – will be done at Home Depot Center on Friday at around noon

  • 3 Rounds for time
  • 8 split snatch (must alternate feet – right is one, left is 2 – ground to overhead in 1 motion – that makes 4 each leg) – 115/75#
  • 7 bar muscle ups – sub to 14 pull ups & 14 dips (sub push ups) – must be done in sets of 2 each if they sub
  • Run 400 meters
WOD: 3 Rounds for time:

  • 15 Med Ball Clean
  • 15 Pull ups
  • 15 Push Ups
  • 400 Meter Run

What if you had a HUGE idea? I mean, really huge? We do, well, we’re a part of about 250 CrossFit gyms that have one. Pretty cool, right?

And we are going to take this HUGE idea and make it a reality. What can this awesome idea be? Awesome enough that we need every Volt and Vixen to get ready!

It’s the World Wide ‘Whole Life Challenge’, and yeah, it’s going to be THAT Awesome!

But we’re not going to tell you ‘everything’ yet…here are some of the teaser deets to wet your whistle and help kick your Monday off right:

  • 250+ CrossFit affiliates around the world will hold an 8-week intensive health & fitness challenge created to calibrate your entire being towards a no-holds-barred, take-no-prisoners, no-excuses, gettin’-everything-out-of-it lifetime of physical & mental excellence.

The challenge winner will have to succeed in 3 areas:

PERFORMANCE: IMPROVE YOUR ABILITY TO WORK AND PLAY! You will do a baseline workout on Day 1 and measure your improvement in performance on the Finals Day of the challenge.

BODY TRANSFORMATION: We want you to be lean & mean. This challenge wouldn’t be complete without knowing what impact it had on your body. You will be measured at the beginning and the end to see just how much your hard work paid off.

ACCOUNTABILITY: You will be challenged not just to show up as the winner, but to play the game every day!
Nutrition habits, workouts, mobility, fish oil – your daily choices can make or break this challenge for you!
You will also have the chance to earn bonus points every week by participating in bonus challenges and sharing your experiences with others.

All participants in the challenge will receive:

-Access to the Whole Life Challenge Worldwide Scoreboard.

-Pre-game huddle — a meet-up at High Voltage to cover the basics of how to set yourself up: preparing your home and kitchen, shopping, preparing food, and strategies.

-Access to the WorldWide community and forums to see what thousands of other people just like you are experiencing, learning, and discovering every day.

-Access to The Whole Life Challenge blog with support, tips and recipes as well as an opportunity to communicate with coaches and other participants on a daily basis.

-Online profile to record and track before and after photos along with other vital health statistics.
ATHLETE REG – AUG 15th – www.wholelifechallenge.com (not live yet)

THE CHALLENGE STARTS: SEPT 15th
THE CHALLENGE ENDS: NOV 10th

CASH AND PRIZES FOR MULTIPLE WINNERS.
Athlete reg – $45 (a large portion goes into the prize pool – remember our last Challenge’s winner$?)

Have questions? We figured. This won’t be the last you hear of The Whole Life Challenge…stay tuned, and get ready…Ever Ready!

Team High Voltage!

  •  Big ups to our members from Team High Voltage, Deb, Katie, Chad, and Ryan, who competed at their very first CrossFit competition at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, and a huge thank you to all the Volts & Vixens who came out to cheer them on! They represented our entire Community by giving their Full Effort on every WOD and it showed! Each of them had a huge break through during the grueling 3 WOD day.
  • This is exactly what competition and ‘challenges’ are designed to do – give you a forum to show what you are made of. And these guys are made of 100% awesome. Show them some love in comments with a big High Voltage ‘Yeah buddy’! We’re also very proud of Katie S who stepped up and helped out our buddies at CF Pasadena when they had an athlete get injured last week. I witnessed incredible performances all around and I think everyone had at least 1 big PR that they’d been working on and working on – but needed that positive competition deadline and environment to make it a reality. I couldn’t be more proud of their hard work continuing to pay off.

-Tim

Yeah Buddy!

Monday’s Training:

All Levels CrossFit

Ax5 Sets
  • 3 Position Snatch
  • High Hang, Mid knee, floor
 Skill: Overhead Squats

  • Sets of 8 Reps
  • Torso upright, arms locked out
B. 3 Rounds for time

  • 7x Power Snatch
  • 7x Burpee Box Jump
(this one is going to burn!)
WOD: 15 minute AMRAP

  • 200m Run
  • 10 x Push ups
  • 15x KB Swings
  • 20 x KB Box Step ups (total step ups)

Hey Volts and Vixens! Exciting times in the world of CrossFit this weekend – It’s the 2012 CrossFit Games! It’s been almost 6 months since our Fittest in Burbank Challenge where we performed the CrossFit Open work outs that were done globally. Since then, the top athletes in the world have been whittled down to an impressive few. Tune in this weekend and follow along as the Fittest Man and Woman in the world are proven through this competition.

 

Make sure to take some time to check in with the Games, you can find a live feed Here

 

6am getting ready to test themselves on Jackie!

 

Here’s the game plan for this weekend –

Step #1 Tune in to the CrossFit Games

Step #2 Get fired up!

Step #3 Come in this weekend for some always imitated, never duplicated and sure to be original High Voltage Weekend Training!

 

Rockstar Vixens, Roxy and Merisol!

 

 

Weekend Schedule:

Saturday –

9am – Level 1 CrossFit

10am – All Levels CrossFit

11am – Barbell Class

 Sunday – 

10am  The Long WOD

11am  High Voltage Strength