This is a bit out of line of my usual content, but yesterday I couldn't help but sit there mesmerized by Rogue Fitness videos of red hot metal backed by dramatic music. So, I'm sharing them with you, so you can ignore what you were supposed to do for the next 5-10 minutes too. #roguemade… Continue reading Making a Rogue Barbell (Videos)
With the 2015 Games season in the rear view mirror, it's time I get off my luon-clad rear end and share the rest of these umpteen zillion photos with the world. Yes, I know that Brooke Ence's name is spelled incorrectly in the captions. No, I can't fix it until later. Damn you autocorrect. 2015 CrossFit Games:… Continue reading The 2015 CrossFit Games in Photos: 1RM Clean & Jerk
Does anyone else have a gross fascination with the Worm? I want to try to do a workout with it. Just once. For like, 3 minutes. Click on a thumbnail to be taken to the full-size slideshow.
Alright. It's taken a while to pare down the 700+ photos I took between the iPhone and the DSLR, here are the first batch of photos from the 2015 CrossFit Games! These are a few of the better shots I was able to capture of Friday's competition, mostly of the Speed Snatch Ladder and Heavy DT. Click on a thumbnail… Continue reading The 2015 CrossFit Games in Photos: Speed Snatch Ladder & Heavy DT
Today's the day! Today's the day I fly to Carson for the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games! You can follow all my instagrammery for the most updates @luluandthebox. IG embeds plus rambling here. https://instagram.com/p/5eK3z5AVmG/ 5:18a - Airport Quest Bar. Breakfast of champions. https://instagram.com/p/5eeelqAVu7/ 7:00a - Adult coffee in the airport. At least I'm not the guy… Continue reading The Road to Carson
The CrossFit games first caught my attention in 2012. Commercials featuring Iceland Annie in the latest Reebok kicks were running on tv for months prior, and I was curious what this CrossFit thing was all about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br9LRtM9b8Q Having first learned about CrossFit in 2011, I remained intimidated by its intensity, despite having been a D1 athlete in college. I went along my… Continue reading Guess Who’s Going to the CrossFit Games?
Games fever is ramping up, now that we're less than 6 days away from all the fun! I noticed that the Games site already has a link to shop 2015 Games gear up and active, so I clicked on over to see what colourway this year's athletes would be decked out in. Out with the… Continue reading Kevlar You Kidding Me?
Well this documentary just gave me a dose of the feels, chased down by a serving of excitement for the Games. If you've got 20 minutes to spare, watch. http://youtu.be/-KRUVTgWOw0
So I've got the -itis. De Quervain's Tenosynovitis, to be exact. Something about attempting a 1RM snatch for practically an hour straight at open gym one Sunday 6 weeks ago likely has something to do with it. Fast forward 5 weeks of stubbornness and I'm back in my ortho doctor's office saying hey look, at… Continue reading Finding the Silver Lining in Being Sidelined
So your bags are packed, and you're feeling bad about leaving your gym stuff behind. Many people tend to hop on planes for special occasions, like vacations, weddings and holidays. Then there's the population of us whose jobs punt us out on the road fairly frequently. I'm part of the latter. If you're into CrossFit,… Continue reading Have WOD Will Travel