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Lot’s of amazing stories in this world.

 

Good luck Tough Mudderers!!

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Workout of the Day for Saturday 09/17/11

“Bradley”
10 rounds for time of:
Sprint 100 meters
10 Pull-ups
Sprint 100 meters
10 Burpees
Rest 30 seconds

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Bradley R. Smith, 24, of Troy, Illinois, assigned to the 10th Air Support Operations Squadron, based in Fort Riley, Kansas, was killed on January 3, 2010, by an improvised explosive device in Zhari district, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. He is survived by his wife Tiffany, daughter Chloe, parents Gary and Paula, and brother Ryan.

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Run’n Tabata

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Workout of the Day for Friday 09/16/11

Run 5k

Then,

Tabata Mash-up:
Push Press, 75/55
Alternating jump lunge

Tabata mash-up is 8 sets of:
20 seconds of push press
10 seconds rest
20 seconds of alternating jump lunge
10 seconds rest

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Where are the warriors?

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Workout of the Day for Thursday 09/15/11

“Helen”
3 rounds of:
Run 400 meters
21 Kettlebell Swings, 53/35 pounds
12 Pull-ups

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Where Are the Warriors?
By Mike Snader

Maybe it’s the long work weeks, maybe it’s the hustle of running the kids around, or maybe it’s the lack of self-discipline and you find yourself making excuses as to why you can’t do something. It’s easier that way. Only deep down, you know it’s a lie. Deep down, you beat yourself up because you know you could do better. This brings me to the question, where are all the warriors? I mean has America become that soft that we can no longer strive for excellence? Except for the Navy Seals, Special Forces, and military servicemen, are we just a bunch of whining, out of shape pansies?

Personally, I’ve never served in the military, but my training regiment is somewhat militant. I enjoy pushing myself and seeing what’s inside. When will I quit? When can I push and take no more? For me, that’s what it’s all about. In addition to lifting heavy weights (well, what to me is heavy), I also participate in trail runs and triathlons to test not only physical strength but mental strength as well. Say what you want about endurance events and training. One thing is for certain—in every endurance event, there comes a point when you really want to give up and quit. It feels like the pain is too much to go on and the mind starts talking to you saying, “You can’t make it. You didn’t train hard enough. You aren’t good enough.” Often, it’s the person willing to suffer the most who will win the event. To me, pushing through these mental barriers is what life is all about. To live is to suffer. Your job as a human being is to find meaning in the suffering.

It isn’t any different when moving a loaded bar. You start to question yourself on that last rep. “There isn’t any way I can get another rep,” your mind screams. But the body is an amazing thing, and when you think you’re done, you’re only about 50 percent into what your body is capable of. It isn’t the body that limits your potential—it’s your mind.

It reminds me of a part in the movie Fight Club where Brad Pitt asks Edward Norton, “How much can you really know about yourself if you’ve never been in a fight?” While we can learn a great deal about ourselves from a physical fight, it’s often the mental battles that benefit us the most—mental battles not only from physical training and competition but from the war of life and its adversities.

Dealing with life’s hardships requires a thick skin, something most people today just don’t have. This speaks especially true of today’s youth. If something goes wrong in the pursuit of achievement, the response is usually curl up in the fetal position and ask the question, why me? Why do bad things always happen to me? I guess it just wasn’t meant to be. I give up. I quit. This isn’t the warrior mentality. As Calvin Coolidge, the thirtieth president of the United States, stated, “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”

This brings us to the question, do you have the warrior mentality? Are you willing to get more uncomfortable than the next guy? To me, what being a warrior is all about is the constant pursuit of excellence all while remaining humble. Lately, the Navy Seals have been frequently shown on the news. Besides being some of the most bad ass dudes on the planet, they have one unmistakable characteristic in common—humility. In general, people today have a real problem with needing attention and recognition. Whatever happened to accomplishing something without needing a pat on the back or a gold star? Unfortunately, kids today are made to believe that everyone is special and frequently use the statement, “That’s not fair.” Well, let me share a little valuable insight. Life isn’t fair, so you’d better get used to it. In my personal life, I strive for excellence and humility every day. To me, it’s something that can’t be obtained but a continual work in progress that won’t end until the day I die.

My hope in writing this article is to encourage everyone to embrace the warrior mentality and look toward the pursuit of excellence each day. You may have things going wrong in your life right now, things you can’t control. Warriors don’t whine and complain. They embrace the pain and use it as fuel to move forward and find meaning in their suffering. Walk through life humbly. Help people even if you’re in a worse spot than they are. Push yourself to limits you never thought possible. When it’s all said and done, your legacy will be one of a warrior who can truly be celebrated.

Are you better because of CrossFit Roseville?

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Workout of the Day for Wednesday 09/14/11

5 rounds of:
15 Power Clean, 95/65
15 Toes to Bar

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I want to make people better. My God-given mission is simple but not easy. I want to make every individual I come in contact with healthier, stronger, and wiser.  I want to unlock the amazing potential you have inside of you so that you can live this life to the fullest with nothing holding you back. CrossFit Roseville has been an amazing opportunity for me and has become a place where people are getting better. But not because of me, in spite of me, because the real essence of CrossFit Roseville’s effect on people is you. CrossFit Roseville is better than I could have ever imagined, and you haven’t seen nothing yet! This is still the beginning.

I am taking 10 days away from CrossFit Roseville. While I am helping a new friend build the foundation for his CrossFit gym, I am going to be evaluating my personal goals, and if necessary revising them. I will return focused, invigorated and ready to get back to work giving you a gym that makes you better.

While I am gone, the amazing coaches at CrossFit Roseville are stepping up to make sure you do not miss a beat in your relentless pursuit of personal excellence. You are in good hands. They want to see you succeed, they want to see you get better, and they want to see you reach your goals. You may not always like our methods or our personal styles, but ask yourself, “Am I better because of my time at CrossFit Roseville?” and I think the answer will be, “Yes, I am better because of CrossFit Roseville.” It may be that at the least you are just physically better. But many of you have grown in other ways too and made some good friends along the way. It certainly has been awesome to watch from my perspective and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for CrossFit Roseville.

While I am away, some workouts may not be posted prior to the class and some workouts may be changed from what is shown on the website. Don’t worry about it – the coaches know what they are doing and remember CrossFit is Constantly Varied. It’s just part of you being ready for anything. This is also a chance for you to step up, pitch in, and help out. You may get a chance to make someone’s life better because they came into your gym. There are a lot of new people anxious to learn. You can help them, please do!! Show them the warm-up, help them get their weights set up, and make sure they know which bathroom is for Chuck Norris and which bathroom is for hair ties.

Thanks! ~Justin

Gator

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Workout of the Day for Tuesday 09/13/11

Gator

Eight rounds for time of:
185 pound Front squat, 5 reps
26 Ring push-ups

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U.S. Army Specialist Christopher “Gator” Gathercole, 21, of Santa Rosa, California, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, based in Fort Lewis, Washington, was killed by enemy fire on May 26, 2008, in Ghazni, Afghanistan. He is survived by his brother Edward, sisters Jennifer Daly and Sarah Ferrell, father Edward Gathercole, and mother Catherine Haines.

 

Wiped Out!!

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Workout of the Day for Monday 09/12/11

Skill
With a continuously running clock, do one pull-up and one handstand push-up the first minute, two pull-ups and two handstand push-ups the second minute, three pull-ups and three handstand push-ups the third minute… continuing as long as you are able. When you cannot complete the required number of reps for either exercise, continue only with the other as long as you are able.
Use as many sets in any order each minute as needed.
Number of minutes successfully completed for each exercise is your score.
Laurie Galassi 32 (15 HSPU + 17 Pull-up), Jesse Bazarnick 31 (12 HSPU + 19 Pull-up).

Work Capacity
Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:
400 meter run
5 Deadlifts

Demo’s
Pull-up/HSPU Demo with Laurie Galassi and Jesse Bazarnick – video [wmv] [mov] Run/Deadlift Demo with E.C. Synkowski – video [wmv] [mov]

Brooke is wiped out after her top performance on Fight Gone Bad! Was anyone else wiped out after that?

Dave P. said some people had their “kill faces” on during the workout. Click Here to see some ‘kill faces’.