Archive | September, 2012

WOD Demo – Deadlifts and Overhead Squats

HQ kept us busy when we visited last summer. Another WOD demo, this time with Rita Benavidez. The WOD was 21 – 15 – 9 of deadlifts and overhead squats. My time was 6:48. Try it and see if you can do better!

Beauty in Strength

I visited Crossfit HQ this summer and got to do a main site WOD with other great female athletes – Jackie Perez, Rita Benavidez, and Erin Cianciolo. On that same visit, we shot this video, which they called Beauty in Strength.

CrossFit can change how a woman both defines beauty and feels about her body, as Rita Benavidez, Jackie Perez, Erin Cianciolo and Andrea Ager discuss in this video.

Once thinking beauty was a picture of a waify woman on a magazine, Benavidez feels differently now. “My perception of beauty has changed over the past few years,” Benavidez says. “True beauty … is strength and fitness, and confidence in yourself.”

Perez was originally motivated by trying to be skinny. “That wasn’t getting me anywhere,” she says. “With CrossFit, I set goals. I want to deadlift 225, I’m going to hit that faster than I’m going to look in the mirror and like what I see.”

Ager says putting in the work is key to getting what you want. “I think that hard work and the way that your body looks go so hand-in-hand,” she says. “Once you do get a body that you want, you’re very proud of it … you’re proud of what your body can do.”

Through CrossFit, these women are confident, stronger and fitter. They are mothers, tomboys, coaches. They are CrossFit athletes. – Crossfit HQ

WODCast Podcast – The Return of Fitness Lonnie

I got to go back for another WODCast Podcast. This one had a special visit from Fitness Lonnie.

Episode 30: ‘you were just WODosaled’ live from Crossfit LA

Join Kenny Kane, Eddie Ifft, and Armen Hammer on this special trip to Cross Fit LA. We have a jammed packed episode with Andy Petranek, Andrea Ager, Fitness Lonnie, “The Apostles” John and Paul, and friend to the show Cory Reed.