Tuesday 120501


For time:
100 Squats
5 Muscle-ups
75 Squats
10 Muscle-ups
50 Squats
15 Muscle-ups
25 Squats
20 Muscle-ups

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The OG Supple Leopard, not afraid to tell it like it is.

So What’s With The Macaroni Jump Ropes?

Well, how do I put this nicely… the macaroni jump ropes are an attempt to avoid having to replace cables and jelly ropes every month. There are four different lengths, 7’/8’/9’/10′ and they are color coordinated to allow for easy identification.  The 10′ length is even long enough for our tallest athletes, who have had to deal with extremely short ropes in the past.  

If you dislike the macaroni ropes, you should consider investing in your own rope.  But what should you look for and where can you buy ropes?  Well, there are different ropes for different folks.  You want a rope that’s adjustable, so that it doesn’t slap the ground and trip you up, yet long enough to easily clear the top of your head.  Some athletes like a wire rope for speed, others like a nylon rope because it’s a little slower and easier to control.  A longer handle provides more whip, but fatigues your shoulders a bit when doing double unders.

Rogue SR-1 Speed Rope

You can buy a jump rope at any sporting goods store, though the quality might be pretty low.  Buyjumpropes.net as a lot of choices and most are pretty afforable, including a speed rope.  RogueFitness.com has extremely high quality ropes that you can even customize the lengths and wire diameters.  We found Rogue’s SR-1 so incredible that we bought 30 of them to sell at the gym.  They are first come, first served, and cash-only… no exceptions.  If you really want one of the old ropes that were hanging up at the gym… hold your horses, we’re having a garage sale this summer and you can snatch up your favorite.

What’s your favorite rope?


  1. Mike Ledger :

    To the person on the other end of the inter-webs at Verve who picks this one up- please share it with the Verve athletes competing this weekend.

    Last night while working on some decompression stuff after the WOD M. Chan asked me if I was going to make it out and the support Verve this weekend. After a “maybe on Sunday” answer, I gotta tell ya- I kind of immediately felt guilty for not making my attendance more of a priority. I’ll be heading to the mountains this weekend with some friends. I think the reason I felt guilty is because ALL of the folks at Verve have become such an important part of my life since I joined in December. In such a short period of time the support I’ve received from the coaches, the members who’ve embraced me, the members I don’t yet know so well and even the new faces I see on a weekly basis has come to mean so much to me. Couple all that love with my understanding of the value of the “12th man” instilled in me from past team sports AND my instinctive and sometimes ferocious loyalty (don’t mess with my peeps….cuz…well…just don’t) and I find myself feeling like I’m not doing my part this weekend. To the extent I can modify my plans and attempt to literally make my voice heard from the sidelines by our amazing Verve athletes I will.

    To all those who are competing I want you to share something that’s been on my mind since my 10 second convo with Chan: whether I’m there or not you all have my unconditional support. I recognize the hard work you all have been putting in. I support you when it comes time to lay it on the line. I encourage you to be strategic in your planning. I challenge you to use intelligence to succeed. And above all for God’s sake, KICK SOME MOTHERF@CKING @SS. GET OUT THERE AND GIT YO’SELF SUM.

  2. David S :

    17:44 rx

  3. Greg :

    Yeah what that guy said n junk n stuff! I had a trip planned prior and will be missing out. I have deep respect and admiration for all athletes this weekend. Show them what it means to be a Verve family member.

  4. Jim D, :

    I was happy with this WOD until I went back and looked at my time from Aug 2007, Back then I had never imagined doing 50 MU’s yet I did the WOD in 21:50. I guess shoulder problems and age do eventually take there toll. Now my goal, as much as it pains me to do this, is to beat that time.

    I’m so excited about the games this weekend. Can’t wait to watch you all rock the show!

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