Wednesday 131009

As many rounds as possible in 15 minutes:

5 Push press 115# (75#)
10 Power cleans 115# (75#)
10 Burpees over the bar

Post rounds and reps to comments and BTWB.

Your Equipment Loves You ~ A CrossFit Verve Plea for Equipment Rights

“I just don’t know what to do…”

This was a recent quote from a 45# barbell recently after one end was dropped to the ground while weights were slid off. The end of the barbell crashed violently to the ground. 

“Sometimes, I wish I was a GHD machine.”

This was spoken by a 16kg kettlebell after being dropped at the end of a grueling workout.

“Sometimes, I wish I was the ceiling.”

This was from our beautiful, clean, rubber floor after having multiple kettlebells dropped on it at the end of a grueling workout. 

“Sometimes, I wish I was Luke Palmisano.”

Spoken by most of our training staff at Verve. Just figured I’d throw that one in there. 

You ever been to another CrossFit gyms? Not all of them are as well kept as ours. The gym gets a full cleaning three times a week. Our equipment is varied, and top of the line. Our barbells ain’t the cheapies; we wanted to have nice barbells for you’s. The rowers go through maintenance every month. So, our equipment has requested that we just make a few reminders. For instance, if you bleed on the barbells or pull-ups bars, go ahead and clean that up. The staph infection that never happened thanks you. If you are a chalk abuser, just give your equipment a quick wipe down. The next person to use your equipment will love you forever. If you take weights off of your barbell, go ahead and let your barbell gently down to the ground. The two of you of been through a lot together. Show it some love. 

Thank you for reading this. Equipment abuse has become an alarming trend nationwide. Studies have shown that people who are willing to abuse gym equipment are three times as likely to die tragically. And we don’t want that. So show some love to the equipment that loves you. 


  1. James (O.G.) :

    Look, that barbell was asking for it. All I asked was that it drop a few LBs – is that really so hard? Instead, it just sat there on the ground all day doing nothing and making my life more difficult, I say it deserved to get dropped on its ass.

  2. Leslie :

    As much as I do not like the globo gyms…. but the availability of a squirt bottle of cleaning solution and paper towels makes wiping down much easier- would a station of this sort or something like this make sense?

  3. Leslie :

    And thanks for cleaning our gym so clean!!

  4. Pottsie :

    The only issue see with using a cloth over and over with a spray bottle is the whole blood thing. I would like to believe people are smarter than to use a cloth in that situation but…. people get hypoxic and loopy.

  5. Julie H. :

    Can I just say that I miss you all! Down with Tenicide!

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