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2015 Games…?

From Maureen -
I want to thank my P3 family for all the support and encouragement you have given me over the course of the Open and the Masters Qualifier. The leaderboard may indicate that I did not make the cut to go to California this year, but what it doesn’t indicate is how much I gained by going through the process of getting so close to something that I never truly believed was possible….until now. Of course the obvious lesson learned is that I need to get that *%$! muscle up….and I will! But before I sit down to make the long list of things I need to get better at, I am going to take stock of what I accomplished. This experience helped me push myself to do more than I ever thought I could do (a 20lb PR on my clean and more HSPUs in one workout than I have ever done before) and made me confront the fact that sometimes the only thing holding me back from achieving my goals is me.

I know I couldn’t have this far without having everyone at P3 behind me and you will never know how much that means to me. Having the 6am class cheer for me when after several failed attempts I finally got that 155# clean was the most amazing feeling and something I will never forget. The huge 7am class on Friday allowed me to take up a third of the gym so we could film my work out. John and Haley gave up a big chunk of their Easter weekend to work with me. Haley was my judge, film crew, and personal cheerleader all weekend. She even came to P3 Sunday morning to do the workout with me. John was my amazing coach, and at times my psychologist, as he skillfully alternated between pushing and encouraging me to accomplish what he already knew I could do…. I just hadn’t realized it yet.

People say that one of the greatest things about Crossfit is the sense of community that it creates and P3 is a perfect example of that.

I am going to take a couple of days off to rest up, but don’t be surprised if that the next time to come to the gym you find me up on top of those rings!

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5 Pieces of CrossFit Gym Etiquette You Need to Know – Basic information that everyone should know while at the gym…

Bar Position VS Lifter Mobility

The Key to Conquering the Elusive Muscle Up

SKILL/STRENGTH
Hang Power Snatch
Hang Squat Snatch

WOD
5 Deadlifts
10 Front Rack Lunges
5 Push Jerks
30 Double Unders
3 Rounds. 10 minute cutoff.

TIMES and SCORES (being tabulated)

Two Fun Weekends Coming Up!

Master’s Qualifier Update: We should have a very good idea if Maureen will advance to the CrossFit Games tonight. Check her out the Leaderboard and see if you need to plan a trip to California.

Saturday, April 26th(this weekend) – All classes will perform The Baseline WOD. For many of you this was your first experience with CrossFit in any capacity, so lets see how much you’ve improved!

Saturday, May 3rd (next weekend) – Coach Haley’s going away party/WOD! Our regularly scheduled classes are cancelled but we will be putting all willing athletes through a super special WOD to properly say farewell to the one and only Coach Haley. Afterwards, (11am-ish) we will have food, drinks, silly CrossFit Games that may or may not involve adult beverages and more. Haley has promised to perform 25 burpees immediately every time she cries. You will not want to miss this.

Be on the lookout Karyna R. coming up fast!
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SKILL/STRENGTH
Power Clean
Squat Clean

WOD
8 Box Jumps
8 KB Swings
AMRP in 4 Mintues
— Rest —
Complete the number of rounds/reps you performed above, ‘For Time’.

TIMES and SCORES

Joy! The sun is back…ughhhh…

Keep your water intake up! With our new 1.5 liter bottles of water in the fridge you don’t have an excuse to miss your water intake goals.

Or as Robin would say, Hydrate you bastard! (Its all great but specifically 1:02).
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Why is A CrossFit Gym Suing Scientists?An Ohio CrossFit affiliate says an academic study got stats about injury rates in the popular workout program wrong. And it’s suing the researchers behind the data. Should science be scared?

SKILL/STRENGTH
HSPU

WOD
Row 500m
Run 400m
4 Rounds. Rest 2 minutes between rounds.

It’s been a long time… one of my personal favs

Filthy Fifty
50 Box Jumps
50 Jumping Pullups
50 KB Swings
50 Lunges
50 K2E
50 Push Presses
50 Back Ext/Good Mornings
50 Wallballs
50 Burpees
50 Double Unders
For Time

TIMES and SCORES
COMPARE TO July 11th 2012

No more jackets please

Yes we will be open with our regular schedule this Easter weekend.

And hopefully this week was the end of the jacket weather… Right Carlos?
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If You’ve Ever Eaten Pizza Before…

SKILL/STRENGTH
Deadlifts
Muscle Ups

WOD
150 Pushups
For Time. Run to fence and back every-time you break the plank position to rest, or rest on the ground.

TIMES and SCORES (being tabulated)