Two rest days in a row, you guys won’t know what to do with yourselves 🙂 Enjoy and remember evening classes only tomorrow.

However…………tomorrow at 10am

One year on from the Boston Marathon bombing, at 10am Donna and I will be standing strong with our friends in Boston with this workout. You are more than welcome to join us.

“Marathon Monday”

5 Rounds
4 Squat Clean and Jerks (185,125#)
15 Chest to Bar Pull-ups
13 Burpee lateral jumps
After 5 rounds are complete:
800m run

Your time is your total time for all 5 rounds plus the 800m sprint.

CrossFit Southie has programmed this workout and organized a fundraising page to help the Richard family that lost their son Martin William Richard. Denise and Jane Richard, Mother and sister of Martin, also suffered significant injuries and have a long battle ahead of them as well.

Boston was Donna’s big city growing up. She lived in Massachusetts for 35 years. CrossFit Boston was “our” box in Boston. Come on down and join us and show that you to are Boston Strong. This does not count as a weekly visit, ALL are welcome.

Sunday Reading

Do you do this?

The bargaining always begins in Round Two. The deals, the allowances, the revised strategy.

Trivia note: Matt built the platform that she is Deadlifting on 🙂

Why Weightlifting shoes?

So, it should come as no surprise that there is a special shoe made for weightlifting. The weightlifting shoe is rather unique in the world of sports because it features a raised heel. The form of the shoe has evolved over the 100+ years of international weightlifting competitions. Today the form of the top model of weightlifting shoe is in harmony with its function in the modern competition program.

Why the front squat is your best friend

Squats are incredible. This is NOT a topic up for debate. Squats are a foundational cog in the human movement machine and are a key element in any athlete’s developmental toolbox. Squat properly across the range of squatting movements (i.e. back squats, split squats, etc.), and you will see increases in stability, mobility, strength, and power. No ifs, ands, or butts about it (see what I did there??). But while the back squat gets credited as the King of All Exercises, I believe there’s a dark horse of squatting variations that deserves some recognition… the FRONT SQUAT.