Friday 120217

Three rounds of a Clean and Jerk ladder, each weight has 30 seconds to complete a successful lift:

95#, 115#, 135#, 155#, 185#, 205#
65#, 75#, 95#, 105#, 115#, 125#
40#, 55#, 65#, 70#, 75#, 80# 

*A five burpee penalty is imposed for each missed weight, to be completed before moving forward.

Post loads and penalties to comments.

John and Flip: excited to participate in the 2012 Open, excited to mobilize, or both?

The Reebok CrossFit Games begin in only a few days, with the first workout announced on Wednesday, February 22nd.    In exactly one week we’ll be participating.  

She was my reason FOR participating last year, and is my biggest excuse FOR competing this year.

What are you waiting for?  What’s your excuse for not entering and competing/having a good time next to your fellow CrossFitters around the world?  

Is it the “time?”  Because CrossFit Verve will host each week’s workout as the WOD on Fridays (only 1 week from today!) and as a special class on Sundays.  So you’ll be there anyway, getting your WOD on with all (okay, some) of your favorite people.  

Is it the “money?”  Because it only costs $20 for five weeks of fun workouts and you get the chance to build yourself a cool profile, be part of the Verve team, and be part of possibly the biggest fitness competition worldwide for less than your daily coffee costs for a week.  Sign up here.

Is it the “I don’t like to have fun?”  No, it can’t be that because nobody doesn’t want to have fun, duh.  That’s why we all do CrossFit anyhow.  

Is it the “Well, I’ll wait till I’ve got more CrossFit experience or when I’m better at some of the movements?”  Because I’ve been doing it for the last couple years, and just like when you started CrossFit, it doesn’t get any easier to wait any longer.  In fact, some of our athletes challenged themselves last year with new skills (double unders, muscle-ups…) or PR weights (Clean and Jerk) and not only managed to surprise themselves and be successful, but be successful beyond their wild imagination in the amped up Games environment!  Your fitness journey will take you a myriad of places, let the Games be part of it.    

Is it the “I’m not really a ‘competitive’ kind of person?”  Because, you don’t have to be competitive to enjoy being part of history, being part of a team, and pushing yourself a little harder than you think you can.  Whether you are pregnant, injured, not at your strongest, etc.  you can still keep moving forward toward being your best.  

I’m not at my strongest, but I can still come in, enjoy my fellow athletes, be part of something bigger than myself, and show my new daughter that you don’t always have to be the best to put yourself out there for people to see.  You just be your best self at that moment, and keep moving on…..because there’s always next year, and who knows how much even more amazing you will be then!  



  1. Aaron :

    **curious. I was thinking of dropping in for one last WOD but it would have to be at 530 tomorrow morning. I checked and it’s full up booked. Do you think you could handle one more?

    • Aaron :

      sorry, i should have stated. I’m the one who has been dropping in at the 6 and 7pm sessions this week.

      • Joylyn :

        Hi Aaron,

        We would love to have you join us tomorrow morning before you head out of town. It’s been fun this week. See you tomorrow and safe travels.

  2. luke :

    After i saw this WOD… i really, really wanted to call in sick tomorrow. Looks like fun. Good post, too.

  3. James (O.G.) :

    Much as I would love to compete and try to improve upon my 9,721st place finish from last year, I can’t do it with one shoulder. I’m coming back strong for 2013, though. Watch out, Chan!

  4. Beck :

    Thanks a lot Joylyn, now I am considering joining in the fun………

  5. Jeff :

    Thinking of doing it just to see the results. What if you can’t make one week? I won’t be able to do the workout for March 2nd/4th?

  6. Greg B :

    James I hope to break the 10,000 barrier and keep the tradition alive for us fit kids.

  7. Jim D, :

    Joylyn, Lauren loves the hoodie!

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