Sunday 07.21.13

Saturday's 9am crew in full force!

Saturday’s 9am crew in full force!

Front Squat
5 x 5

Sled Pull
200 m.

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Lev, rockin' the Puma gear!

Lev, rockin’ the Puma gear!

Reminder: Don’t forget about Yoga Sundays!! Yoga specifically to help with the movements we do in CrossFit!
Time: 4pm
When: Every Sunday
Where: CFNE of course
Cost: $14 cash

Last week was the first week and we had only a few brave souls who came to try it out, but word on the street is it was the best Yoga class they have ever taken! We did, however, forget to ask if it was the first time they have ever taken Yoga, haha. Either way it is a great class!

Saturday 07.20.13

Mobin-out!

Chillin’ out with some mobility – AKA Mobin’ out!

“Scooter”
400 m . Farmers Carry (53,35#)
20 Burpee Box Jump (30,24″)
400 m. Plate Carry (35,25#)
20 Burpee Box Jump (30,24″)
400 m. Plate Carry (35,25#)
20 Burpee Box Jump (30,24″)
400 m . Farmers Carry (53,35#)

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LT Scott F Milley

LT Scott F Milley

1st LT Scott F. Milley gave his life serving the United States as a member of the prestigious 10th Mountain Division.  Scott was an exceptional soldier, an exceptional athlete, and an exceptional human being. Scott’s charismatic enthusiasm endeared him to all who met him and his positive attitude and mental toughness were present in all of life’s challenges. “Scooter” was never without a smile and always had a way of making those around him smile as well.

The Lt. Scott F. Milley Ranger Foundation was created to honor the life of Lt. Scott F. Milley, Army Ranger from Sudbury, MA.  The organization seeks to accomplish this by raising funds through traditional fundraising activities and then using these funds to provide scholarships to individuals with need and with a record of service and leadership.

DONATE HERE – Thank you!

Thursday 07.18.13

Sonia

Sonia

Jalapeno Business
100 Wall Ball (20,14#)
200 Double Unders
50 Wall Ball
100 Double Unders

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Coach Doole

Coach Doole

Coaches Corner with Coach Doole
The height of the social season at CFNE is marked by a ride on the party bus to the CFNE summer social at the Kinsale in Boston.  The bus gets weird.  Last year there was a talking pumpkin and an orangutan that served us tequila shooters.  True story. If you can, take the ride in, you won’t regret it. I highly recommend getting together with fellow CFNE’rs on the regular.  Get together for dinner, catch a movie or even better take a trip together!  Just like working out with athletes more advanced in their training than you improves your performance, road tripping and vacationing with fellow CrossFitter’s push “relaxation” to the next level.

One of the best trips I ever took was with friends I met through CFNE.  When I first started at CFNE I didn’t talk to ANYONE.  A little secret about me – I’m shy.  Super shy, actually. I used to do the WOD’s and that was it.  Zero socializing.  Then after about 9 months at CFNE, I got a post on my Facebook wall that read  “Doole, we’re going to Vegas.  You’re coming” – Daigle.

A few weeks later we were on a 6am flight bound for Vegas for a long weekend.  No one really knew me yet, and I didn’t know them either so we got to know each other on the plane ride out there and WOW what a ride!  The rest of the trip went the same way. Three days of laughs and smiles.  Three straight days of laughs and smiles except when we asked the Vegas police if we could pose for a photo doing handstands against their truck the next morning. They were not laughing or smiling. Also there is this one photo taken of Ali and I on the last morning of the trip.  I am not smiling at ALL:

Doole and Ali

Doole and Ali

There is no off season in CrossFit (and you wouldn’t want one) but the social season is as close as it gets.  Take advantage upcoming activities planned for the months of August and September to meet new people and create new and lasting bonds with your fellow athletes. Of course, you don’t have to wait for these organized activities, unless you are shy, like me.  If you can, take a trip with CrossFitters and take plenty of pictures like these –

Daigle, Ali, Jule, Doole, & Mel

Daigle, Ali, Jule, Doole, & Mel

This isn’t a vacation photo or anything, I just thought it was funny.  Ever notice that Hamel’s mannerisms resemble John Wayne??

John Wayne & Dave Hamel

John Wayne & Dave Hamel

Those are a couple of my favorite photo’s.  They instantly put a smile on my face.  What are your favorite photos?  Please share!!  Got captions for the pics? Post below (PG-13 please)

Oh and since we are sharing photos, here is a link to a slide show that I created back in 2011 for the NYE party at the Fosters.  Unfortunately the video was never viewed due to some technical difficulties.  I just discovered it on my Mac and I was able to remedy the issue with some googling/editing. There are some really great photos in there.  If you have the time, check it out:

Wednesday 07.17.13

It's time to set some new PR's!!

It’s time to set some new PR’s!!

Max Out Wednesday!

1 Rep Max Snatch

1 Rep Max Clean & Jerk

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Optical illusion!

Optical illusion!

Quick tips on maxing out

Enter the tunnel – When you step up to that bar everything else in the room should fade away. Your only focus is just you and the weight you are about to lift.

Keep it simple – Give yourself 1 or 2 simple cues to focus on before you lift. There is not enough time during the lift to run through every aspect of the movement. If you do, it will usually slow down the lift.

Visualize between attempts – Practice external and internal visualization. One where you are watching a video of yourself from an outside perspective, the other where you see everything through your own eyes.

Confidence – You can not fear the weight. Any hesitation can cause a missed lift. You have to approach the bar without a doubt in your mind. If you have a hard time with that just think of all the practice and work you have put in leading up to this moment.

Don’t put the weight on a pedestal – Yes, it might be a weight you have never lifted before, but if you let that consume your mind you run the risk of giving the weight an impossible aura. Anything is possible, and a year from now this new PR is going to be easy to hit. Plus, if you are doing your visualization correctly then you have probably seen yourself make the lift dozens if not hundreds of times before attempting it.

Tuesday 07.16.13

Chad making it look easy!

Chad making it look easy!

Boomerang
1 Mile Run
50 Burpees

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Ali always working hard!

Ali always working hard!

CFNE Summer Social
-Friday Aug 2nd
-At The Kinsale in Boston
-Party Bus:
30 person cap. (20 Spots left)
$35/pp
Pick up @ CFNE 7pm
Leaving the Kinsale @ 1am (back to CFNE)
Sign up here: https://crossfit-new-england.theboxhq.com/events/cfne-2013-summer-social

 

Also:
CFNE Teen Competition
Sat Aug 10th
-At CFNE
-2 Divisions, Ages: 12, 13, 14/ 15, 16, 17
-Restration is live on the CFNE site
Or here: https://crossfit-new-england.theboxhq.com/events/cfne-teen-competition-2013

We are also looking for volunteers to help out at the Competition. If you are interested in helping contact Rachel at rachel@crossfitnewengland.com