Monday, February 20

This Wednesday is Wednesday FriendsDay! Bring a friend to try CrossFit for the first time!


Chris Spealler did a podcast the other day about using CrossFit to improve life outside the gym. The point is that CrossFit isn’t just a sport it is a fitness program to get us ready for life.

I had been thinking the same thing on vacation when my group of friends decided to hike a volcano in Guatemala. It’s so nice to know that you are in good enough shape to do just about anything. I don’t have any reservations about going on a long, hard hike, or going for a run or bike ride or whatever.

CrossFit provides a base level of fitness that allows me to enjoy life and not have to sit on the sidelines.

About an hour and half into the hike up the San Pedro Volcano I was very thankful I do CrossFit. I can’t imagine hiking up that thing without being in pretty good shape and having strong enough legs to keep taking steps.

It took us about three hours to reach the top and another two to get back down. It was definitely the hardest hike I have ever done. However, it was totally worth it, and not just for the amazing view at the top. Completing the physical feat itself gave me a sense of accomplishment and validated my day-to-day routine of working out and eating properly.

Hopefully you see CrossFit as more than just a workout or a sport. I hope you get to apply your fitness to things that make you happy and you can get outside the gym and enjoy life a little more!

The view from the top of the San Pedro Volcano:

Workout for Monday, February 20
Hip and Lat Mobility

15 minutes to Practice Squat Cleans and Build Up to WOD Weights

Open WOD 16.2
On a 4 minute Clock Complete:
25 T2B
50 Double Unders
15 Squat Cleans (135/85)
If Completed in 4 min, Add 4 min to clock and complete:
25 T2B
50 Double Unders
13 Squat Cleans (185/115)
If Completed before 8 min, Add 4 min to clock and complete:
25 T2B
50 Double Unders
11 Squat Cleans (225/145)
If Completed before 12 min, Add 4 min to clock and complete:
25 T2B
50 Double Unders
9 Squat Cleans (275/175)
If Completed before 16 min, Add 4 min to clock and complete:
25 T2B
50 Double Unders
7 Squat Cleans (315/205)

WOD turns into a 12 min AMRAP if failed before then.
*Do not increase weight if time failure occurs*

Cool Down Jog