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2012 February

Toes 2 Bar – Really??? John Happy Birthday!

GO ALL OUT! Reach deep in and get each WOD done! Don’t watch anyone else just get into your zone and wait for the count down. Then 3,2,1 GO!!!!
Nicole let John Koogler pick his Birthday cool down. Thank you for not choosing BURPEES!!!! Toes 2 Bar take a LOT of ENERGY if you are doing an extra kick between each rep. Watch this video and see what you think. The woman in the video is pulling back a little as she is swinging her legs up. That gives you the moment you need to get you legs us and down for the next rep.

This link from Crossfit Intrepid has step by step directions and a video!

http://www.crossfitintrepid.com/2011/09/09/kipping-toes-to-bar/

NOT my favorite Crossfit movement, but not my least favorite either!

WOD 5rft

200m run, 5 chest to bar pullups, 10 front squats (115,75), 20 walking lunges

Programming will be getting brutal this week.  Be ready to challenge yourself….

9:30 am class will be Tues., Wed. and Thurs.

OPEN WOD:  We will be doing the OPEN WOD Wednesday night right after it is released, Thursday all afternoon, Friday morning and Saturday at 10 am.

 

 

WOD 12.1 I’m “burpeed” out….

So, how do you feel now? You actually did it! You signed up waited for the announcement and voila! WOD 12.1 was one that EVERYONE could do prescribed!  I for one am done with burpees for a while.  AM I happy with my performance?  Not entirely but I am satisfied that I left all my energy on that gym floor – YES!  Today I will NOT be working out, I will be recovering so that I will be ready for the week ahead and the release of WOD 12.2!  How did you do on WOD 12.1?  What do you think will be next?  AND does that really MATTER?  Now we all need to dig deep AND just push through the rest of these OPEN WODs!  GOOD job EVERYONE!  Pearland Crossfit has some go getters and I am proud to be part of your family!

1 Day and Counting!

Tomorrow the Open Wod is Announced 7pm our time!!! Anyone want to guess what the Wod may be or the movements in Wod 1? Amrap 3 , 5 rounds a Chipper…..HOPE YOU ARE EXCITED AS WE ARE!!!

Today was Skill Day GREAT JOB BY EVERYONE! 

www.paintingwithatwist.com

Ladies if you plan on attending tomorrow if you want to snack and drink a little we need to get there early like 6:30 because 7pm the painting starts!  Looking forward to it.  Always thinking ahead any ideas for March?  I DO!!!!!!!!  Can you guess this is KAT!  Actually first person to guess gets a free shirt when they arrive! 

OK soo lots of comments here I want to know your guess on the Wods and Ladies what do you think I have in mind for our next outing?

ALSO look at our 5:15 am Class they had Tuesday Collar Shirt day…..im guessing in Honor of Jon Koogler who I can say can soo PULL OFF a collared shirt to WOD in.

 

Great Start to A Great Week

3 more days to register for the Open.  Are you registered?  Why not you have nothing to Lose and Everything to Gain.  Also a few of you are signed up for the Open, but will be out of town at times.  Look up now where you will be traveling to look up closes CF Box.  Call them now and talk to owner about coming in and doing Wod.  Any problems let us know.  First Wod is announced Wed at 5pm and scores need to be turned in by Sunday @ 5 p.m.

Ladies dont Forget about Wed. night please comment here if you plan on attending.  Thank YA

Cindy

5 Pull Ups

10 Push ups

15 Squats

 JOURNAL JOURNAL JOURNAL…..Whiteboard should be back up this week

 

 

Announcements

9:30 Class this week. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Also LADIES if you plan on attending Wednesday night at 7pm please respond here.  We will be going to painting with a twist  in Friendswood.  The price is $35. Linz and I will provide food and wine.  WE Changed to WED night because no morning classes on Thursday.  Your welocome 5 & 6 am warriors!!

Guys Shawn is putting yalls together soon. I heard him and Ryan talking about it.

Games Open for Beginners

Ive had alot of questions about this anyone can do it and what do you have to lose? $20?  I really want to know where I stand against the girls in my age group in my region!  Probably LAST, but atleast I know how much harder I need to train and know NOW that I need to be consistent.  If you havent already please visit www.games.crossfit.com, VERY INFORMATIVE!!! 

The CrossFit Games Open is for everyone. Get registered now. First WOD announced Feb 22nd.

games.crossfit.com

     About a year ago, as a representative of the silent masses, I shared an open letter with the community about my experience with CrossFit. I shared that as a silent (although….
P.S. WHITEBOARD COMES BACK NEXT WEEK!!!!! I have missed it have you?  

A Team…for the GAMES

We talk about teams and team work all the time. Most Saturdays we are divided up randomly into teams that have to work together to get through yet another fun and grueling group workout! I have the most fun working with the drop ins, the first timers. I love having the chance to share my Crossfit story and my love of Crossfit! I hope to encourage and inspire those that are looking for that something different that will engage them and keep them working out, getting them fit! I like to tell folks I don’t exercise…I work at getting fit!

Back to Teams… in order for our box to get a TEAM to regionals, we need to have individuals signed up. WE NEED lots of YOU to try! IT isn’t just about maybe producing a Pearland Crossfit TEAM! It is about challenging and pushing yourself. Be UNCOMFORTABLE and spend the $20 to try. Kendall is in, I am in… those are ALL that I know for sure that have signed up.

Dig deep… take a deep breath and click on the games website link, create a profile and pay your $20. In my books even taking that step is monumental, you are telling the whole world that you are a CROSSFITTER!

GAMES REGISTRATION LINK

WOD

Ty Fundraiser Today

YES it was fun!  We are so grateful to ALL of you who came out and participated.  Even more grateful to those of you who coached, cheered and supported this event for Ty!  This PCF family is just that a real family, I feel so grateful that I have my New Hope Family and my Crossfit family to feed and support my physical and spiritual beings!

AND boy!  Am I glad I got to the box in time to sneak in and do the WODs back to back…. Well- this old body might not appreciate it the verdict isn’t in from the jury, I guess we will see how many aches and pains there are in the morning!

I don’t have the standings here just a link to Sabrina Koogler’s photos… Thanks for doing these Sabrina!
Check back for a full posting on the event.

14 Days…..you Ask 14 Days until What?

14 DAYS UNTIL THE FIRST WOD IS RELEASED ARE YOU SIGNED UP? Im about too! Why not what do I have to lose.  What do any of us have to lose.  Who knows we could take a team so SIGN UP!! 

2012 CrossFit Open Hype
By: Leigh LeGare
            It’s that time again! The 2012 Reebok Crossfit Games Open is right around the corner. With registration beginning on February 1st, and the release of the first WOD on February 22nd, CrossFitters from all over the world will be able to showcase their abilities in hopes of being crowned the “Fittest in the World.”

            Last year, Reebok joined forces with CrossFit and the dynamic duo garnered 26,000 registered athletes worldwide, who performed one workout a week for six weeks. This was by far CrossFit’s best showing of athleticism and participation on its road to the Games.  Considering all the publicity and hype the Games received this year, it will be interesting to see the numbers Reebok and CrossFit will put together for this year’s Open.

 
        That being said, last year’s Open was an amazing experience, and one you can join this year!  I strongly encourage you to get involved in this year’s Open.  You may not be striving to become the next Annie Thorsdottir or Rich Froning, (and even better if you are) but I can assure you, there are a few reasons to participate in the Open:
  1.  Do it for you!  The Open is a great way to motivate and push yourself beyond normal limits.  A competitive edge is added when you are able to check your standings each week, and rankings daily.  Or, if you’re like me, you’ll find yourself checking your ranking on an hourly basis!  The Open allows you to gauge where you are within the CrossFit world (literally!).  Find a name within your region, stalk their stats on their Reebok CrossFit profile, and claim him/her as your doppelganger during the Open.
  2. Do it for your fellow CrossFitter!  Many affiliates incorporated the Open WODs into their weekly programming.  If this was your box and you technically weren’t registered, you still participated in the Open!  How is that possible?  Well, I’m pretty sure you didn’t take the WOD lightly because that’s not how CrossFitters operate.  In order to complete the WOD, you were probably busting your tail, which in return forced others to push even harder, which pushed you even more.  It’s a beneficial cycle that without you, your friends’ numbers or rankings wouldn’t have been as high on the Open scoreboard.  
  3. Do it for your CrossFit box!  Last year’s Open not only focused on individual performances but brought in the team dynamic of the competition.  The top affiliates of each region were able to have some of their best members represent their “box” at Regionals with only the top three affiliate teams advancing to the Games.  Some affiliates held tryouts for their team while others used the individual results from the Open to determine who would be representing them at Regionals.  I can’t say this is how it will be this year as HQ could throw a curve ball at us.  However, I can say the team aspect of the Open and Regionals allowed many affiliates to highlight their athletes in a way that brought a stronger sense of pride and community to their box.
         The Open took over the lives of affiliates and members for six weeks.  It was six weeks of having set times or days to perform Open WODs.  It was a great opener to prep the world for the “road to the Games!”  At the global level, the competition wasn’t solely focused at the individual level.  Instead, the focus was on how an individual’s numbers could not only help him/her advance but also help the affiliate produce a team to compete at Regionals with an eye toward making it to the Games. 
        Again, participate in the Open in some way!  If you’ve been toying with registering, go for it!  If you’re teetering on the edge of whether or not to register, read the reasons stated above again!  Chances are likely you’ll have others at your box who are competing and need other registered athletes to help keep up the intensity of the Open within their box.  There could be a WOD released catering to your strengths, and your numbers may be needed to help your box advance.  Throw yourself into the adventure of the Open and get excited for the hype and improvement it will bring to you, your fellow CrossFitters, and your box!  You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain!  If anything, it’ll help solidify why you joined this crazy community we call CrossFit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/embed/5rQjzvdu3iQ

Get to Regionals or DIE trying!!!!

One of my friends had this on his profile pic and I absolutely love it “Get to Regionals or Die trying”!

WHOS in for the OPEN?  EVERYONE should be or atleast do it and see where you stack up against the rest of the world.

“We Find A Way Through Tough Times & If We Can’t Find A Way We Make One”

 Clint Speaks The Truth In This Commercial!! It’s Halftime America And Our Second Half Is About To Begin

http://www.youtube.com/chrysler

 

 

 


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