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Spartan Races. Tough Mudder. Warrior Dash

Obstacle course races (OCRs) are taking the fitness world by storm with their combination of varied terrain, changes in elevation and climate, and, of course, seemingly torturous obstacles. For CrossFitters who pride themselves in training for the unknown, there is certain synergy to these types of races. Like a challenging WOD, the race course is varied, requiring participants to dig deep, ignore pain, and face fear as they move through the obstacles.

As with CrossFit, power and strength are key, but so, too, is technique. Weaknesses are quickly exposed; there is no place to hide. Just as CrossFit is replacing traditional commercial gym training, the newest versions of obstacle course racing are edging out their more conservative cousins such as triathlons.

Lets get a team together and test our fitness!

Tough Mudder-Jacksonville, FL (May 18, 2013). Whose down?


P.S. Don’t ask how we managed that!

Friday’s Workout

50 Situps
40 Med Ball Cleans
30 HR Pushups
20 Single Leg squat
10 Burpee Pullup

-Rest 3minutes: REPEAT

Saturday’s Workout

Beach Workout 8am at Lowdermilk Beach Park.

All classes cancelled.

Create Joy

By CrossFit Lisbeth

There is so much sadness in our world lately. Shootings, anger, hate. We all have so many questions for which there are no answers.

The more I ponder, the more I realize there is a simple way each of us can make this world better:Create joy.

Crazy, right? Serious times demand serious answers. If you really think about it, though, joy is a serious answer. You can fight darkness with darkness, but do not expect light to arise from it. Instead, create light.

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are, to make things better.

For one person. Then two, then three, then ten, then a hundred, then one thousand — and so on, until you can go no further.

Create joy, one person at a time. Start with yourself.


That sounds selfish, doesn’t it? Start with yourself? Isn’t this life about service to others? It is, but in order to serve others, you must first take care of yourself.

Sleep right, eat right, get to the gym. Get on the pull-up bar. Get on the barbell. Make the ground move fast beneath your feet. Get your body right, get your heart right, get your head right. Create joy within yourself. And then spread that joy.

When people notice your life is better — that you’re happier and more fun and full of more energy — tell them why. Tell them it all started with the pull-up bar, and the barbell, and the clock. Tell them about this crazy thing called CrossFit. Let them try it too.

Create joy. And watch the light spread, here, there, everywhere. It’s totally sappy and stupid … and true. Get out there and make joy happen.

“The MAGIC is in the movement, the ART is in the programming, the SCIENCE is in the explanation, and the FUN is in the community.”-Founder, Greg Glassman

Thursday’s Workout

Teams of Two-

5 min Wallball
Rest 1 minute
5 min Chin up
Rest 1 minute
5 min Diamond Pushup

-Score Total Reps on each station

…coming up Friday

5 rounds-
5 Burpees
10 BB Overhead Squat
15 Med Ball Cleans

Who in the heck is TABATA anyways?

A Tabata Interval (also called a Tabata sequence) is an interval training cycle of 20 seconds of maximum intensity exercise, followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated without pause 8 times for a total of four minutes. In a group context, you can keep score by counting how many lifts/jumps/whatever you do in each of the 20 second rounds. Usually, the round with the smallest number is your score. You can also count total reps completed over the whole sequence.

Credit for this simple and powerful training method belongs to its namesake, Dr. Izumi Tabata and a team of researchers from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo, Japan. Their groundbreaking 1996 study, published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise, provided documented evidence concerning the dramatic physiological benefits of high-intensity intermittent training. After just 6 weeks of testing, Dr. Tabata noted a 28% increase in anaerobic capacity in his subjects, along with a 14% increase in their ability to consume oxygen (V02Max). These results were witnessed in already physically fit athletes. The conclusion was that just four minutes of Tabata interval training could do more to boost aerobic and anaerobic capacity than an hour of endurance exercise.

Although Dr. Tabata used a mechanically braked exercise cycle machine, you can apply this protocol to almost any exercise. For example, a basic Tabata workout can be performed with sit-ups. The more muscles used the better, so use full knees-bent sit-ups. Sit-up non-stop for 20-second intervals, followed by 10 seconds of rest. Repeat for a total of 8 cycles.

-Chris perfecting her back squat form.

Strength: Deadlift (find a load for working set of conditioning)


Tabata 20seconds of work/ 10 seconds of rest: 8 sets each

A1. Lateral hops
A2. Med ball cleans

Rest 2 minutes

B1. Deadlift (225/155)
B2. Burpee

-Score Total Reps on each couplet