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The Cold War
Athletes, Check out the most recent “Atom’s Dose”! Details regarding this weekend’s challenge.
Athletes, Its just about time to do the deed for our fallen service members…”31 Heroes”. The gym will be opening at 11am on Sat. for prep, warm-up and refresher training on all the exercises involved (As usual). Heats will begin at approx. 12 noon(ish). This WOD calls for some very challenging weights which, understandably, many of you will not be able to handle just yet. I will have 5 pre-set weight divisions to choose from and we will take the time to figure out which on is perfect for each athlete to ensure that it remains safe, not impossible, but still very demanding. Those of you that DO accomplish this fight as RX will get an HCL T-Shirt for your performance in honoring these fallen operators. (S1:75/55 S2:95/65 S3:115/75 S4:135/95 RX: 155/105) Many of us will be wearing … Read More
Athletes, Our next Paleo-Diet Challenge is under way! I wanted to speak to you a bit more regarding what will be expected from you on the physical training side of the house. As you should know, a good diet can not work on its own…and CrossFit can not work on its own. However, the “Marriage” of the Paleo-diet with our CrossFit program here has generated proven results to many of our members. Promise yourself 5 weeks of personal dedication to this effort and you WILL get the results you wanted. It will be hard, but if you take advantage of your teammates to remember that you are not going this alone it can help you immensely. That being said, I require you ALL to complete a minimum of 4 WODs a week during the challenge and to write about … Read More
Athletes, The Memorial WOD for our recently fallen 31 elite service members has been posted on www.31heroes.com and will prove to be a day to remember. We will be hosting it here at CF Liberation on Sep. 3rd from 12-2pm. A partnered WOD, it consists of a barbell move (The thruster), rope climbs, box jumps and sandbag runs…an AMRAP for 31 mins straight! The weights are quite challenging, but don’t let that scare you away. We can always scale. So if you haven’t registered yet, go to www.31heroes.com, sign up and tell them you’ll be doing it here with us! Also, please try to let me know that you registered…and then you just need to choose your battle-buddy! Many of us will be doing this WOD in uniform and body armor, if you have some, bring them with! … Read More
Athletes, Our new yoga teacher has had to postpone her practice here until the beginning of Sep. She is working on getting back-up instructors as well for us so once we start the program back up we will always have someone for you every weekend. Sorry for the delay. Coach
Athletes, We have some your fellow members and friends signed up to represent our box in a few of the upcoming regional CrossFit competitions! We will have individuals representing us at the “Prison Yard Games” and a Male/Female team at the “BWI Mid-Atlantic Hopper”. They will need our support so get yourselves some spectator tickets and come out to participate in the fun. Carrie and I were at the Hopper last year and it was a blast with a great show and an awesome paleo BBQ (Not to mention a lot of other fun stuff). Come join in the fun and be sure to wear your CFL colors, it would be great if we could have a big presence at both of these competitions. Also, let’s not forget about “31 Heroes”, the “9-11 Throwdown” and “FGB6″ which will … Read More
Athletes, Today’s WOD will be somewhat limited regarding how many of you I can put through at a time. You definitely don’t want to miss this one, but be prepared to wait a little while for your heat time. Thanks for your understanding…there’s ALOT going on with this one!
Athletes, As many of you already know, our YOGA instructor Carrie D. has moved away. We have been trying to find a quality replacement for a while now with no success. If you have a friend or colleague that is a certified and experienced YOGA teacher please forward them our contact info so we can try to get this program going again for your gym. Thanks, Coach.
Athletes, The results are in from our first official CrossFit Liberation swim WOD! It should probably be stated that this swim WOD is NOT directly related to the CrossFit Games hosting a swimming event, this plan has been in the works for a while now. However, it SHOULD be stated that when CrossFit.com posts a swim WOD a month prior to the games…I would (And DID) assume that there would be a WOD involving swimming…
Athletes, We all did an amazing job as a gym for our “OVER 100!” celebration, challenge and charity event. After the boss (Carrie) did the final tally we successfully raised $850.00 for the W.W.P. and our donation is going in today. Thanks to all of you that came out to support your gym, this wonderful cause, and to just have some good fun with our community. (Also many thanks to “Catalyst Meals” and “The Humble Gourmand” for supporting our event) The challenge itself went very well with many, if not all, of the athletes truly taking it to the 100% limit. Placing one’s self in these types of challenges is HUGE for personal progression (Both mentally and physically) and I encourage many of you to choose to step up for our next event ( On 9-11) in support of the … Read More