Kim's Day 1 at The Granite Games

Kim is STRAIGHT UP CRUSHING IT after Day 1 at the 2016 Kill Cliff Granite Games.  In THIRD place overall after three events - including a 6th place event finish on the "surprise" 5K row, and a 3rd place event finish on the rope climb/deadlift/bar burpee  - Kim is showing many of the top athletes in the country what most of us already knew.  Who woulda' bet on a Mini to finish so high on a strictly rowing event?  Anyone who knows Kim, that's who.

Click here for more info on Days 2 & 3 of the competition (Sat & Sun), including how to watch the event stream LIVE from Minnesota.  GO KIM GO!  


Arena Ready Weightlifting at the Marin Open (Sunday)

Reminder that four of our Team AR Weightlifting athletes will compete on Sunday at the PWA's 2016 Marin Open in San Rafael.  Click here for more info on the competition, including meet location and session start times for Squirrel, Gary, Mike, and Coach Hillary.  Good luck, lifters!


"Luke" and Lift Up Autism at Arena Ready (Saturday)

The cause of Autism Awareness is very close to my (Rob) heart.  We plan on doing the WOD "Luke" on Saturday as a part of our normal class WOD, and in solidarity with other CrossFit affiliates and CrossFitters around the world. 

You may find more details about "Lift Up Autism" and their fundraising efforts by clicking here - and here's an excerpt from their website:

Josh Everett, TrainHeroic, and the CrossFit™ community rallied together in spectacular fashion to support the Autism community in a worldwide workout event called LiftUpLuke in October of 2013.

This"competition for a cause" specifically sought to support early diagnosis and treatment of Autism, raise funds for the Autism Tree Project Foundation in San Diego, and most importantly, turn a global spotlight on the measured and severe impact of Autism on families and individuals around the world.

If you like you may donate to the cause by first clicking here - then click on the GREEN "Tickets" button, and scroll through the various donation options.  Here is a video of the CrossFit HQ Seminar Staff doing the workout back in 2013 (Sarah was there as part of HQ doing the WOD):  

I'll share some thoughts about how Autism has impacted our family in the coming week.  Meantime, come on in Saturday morning and get after it with us! 

WOD for 09-10-16:

On a Running Clock, With a Partner...

A) From 0:00 - 5:00

Partner A Completes - "Luke"

AMRAP 5 Minutes:

4 Power Cleans 155/105 lbs

24 Double Unders

10 Pull-ups

(Partner B may help count, judge, and cheer for Partner A)


B) From 5:00 - 8:00



C) From 8:00 - 13:00

Partner B Completes - "Luke"

AMRAP 5 Minutes:

4 Power Cleans 155/105 lbs

24 Double Unders

10 Pull-ups

(Partner A may help count, judge, and cheer for Partner B)


D) From 13:00 - 16:00



E) From 16:00 - 28:00

Partners A & B Complete - 12 Minutes For MAX CALORIES Rowed:

1000m Run (TOGETHER)

60 Deadlifts @ 155/105 lbs (SPLIT)

100 Wall Balls @ 20/14 lbs to 10/9 ft (SPLIT)

Max Calories on Rower (SPLIT)


Partners run together and both complete 1000m.  Deadlifts, wall balls, and row calories are shared and may be split in any fashion (does not have to be equal).  The faster runner can start the deadlifts as soon as she has completed the run, and does NOT have to wait until the slower runner completes the run - however, the wall balls and row cannot start until the preceding movement's reps are finished.  Use the same barbell loading as used for "Luke."   

Record three scores for today:

1) Rounds + reps for Partner A on "Luke" 

2) Rounds + reps forPartner B on "Luke"

3) The team's total calories rowed

(Compare "Luke" to 10-19-13)