August 18, 2014
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CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Courses: CrossFit Fort Stewart, Kenai Central High School, Alaska, CrossFit Verve, CrossFit Big Easy, CrossFit HEL, CrossFit SS (South Side), Iron Oak CrossFit, CrossFit Reebok Firepower, CrossFit GVA, Reebok CrossFit Louvre, CrossFit 2725, Reebok CrossFit Officine, Reebok CrossFit 09, BSB CrossFit.
CrossFit Level 2 Certificate Courses: CrossFit Morristown, CrossFit North Atlanta.
CrossFit Kids Course: CrossFit St Louis.
"Streets to Scholarship" - CrossFit Journal [article]
"The Forfeiture Machine Turns Cops into Robbers"
Posted by Pukie at August 18, 2014 5:00 PM
Such an amazing weekend with a group of top notch coaches and athletes! Thank you guys for everything I have learned so much!
Great course in Jacksonville this weekend. I can't say enough great things about the staff; their professionalism, expertise, and great demeanor were amazing. Thanks guys. Fun to meet the rest of the group also.
The article and video
need to be re-posted
on a rest day without
the L1 classes comments
(no dis-respect meant) Eventually
I'd like to attend one.
I really want to read the comments
from the cyber community.
Great video and article for the
wod between the ears.
Thank you so much CFHQ
Thank you EC, Jason, John, Gregg, Keith, Andrew, Kyle, and Dave for such an amazing experience @ CrossFit Reebok Firepower. Much love!
O curso foi maravilhoso! Lance, Nadia, Pablo e o grande Ricardinho (PUNK CROSSFIT) deram show.
Curso consistente e de muita qualidade, em um lugar belíssimo BSB CROSSFIT, resultou em um final de semana de muito aprendizado e novas amizades.
Entro para essa comunidade para nunca mais sair!!!
Experimentem... não irão se arrepender!
It was amazing!
thanks to Lance,Nadia,Pablo,Ricardo and Victor!
I loved that course and now i love all about crossfit and not just the wod part.
See u guys!
Thanks to Joe, Mike, and Chuck for a great L2 in ATL this weekend. We had a great group of 21 which leaves a lot of time to get in the middle or practice coaching. We all got plenty of stuff to take back to our boxes and use.
Amazing experience in the Big Easy this weekend! Could not have asked for a better staff. Thank you guys for tolerating the NOLA heat to pay it forward!
I had a great experience learning from some of the best at the first ever L1 cert in New Orleans! Thank you to Erik, Sarah, Leah & Bethanie for spending the weekend teaching us at Big Easy CrossFit. It was also a pleasure meeting the rest of the athletes that came to the L1 cert. Thank you CFHQ for having one in New Orleans!
BIG EASY!!! BIG thanks to Erik, Sarah, Bethanie and Leah! I definitely learned so much from y'all! I can't wait to put all that knowledge to use! Thanks again!
Amazing course in Milton, ON this weekend at Reebok Crossfit Firepower. Awesome coaches, fantastic content. I'm sore as shit and it was PVC that did it to me. Thanks Coaches!
I just want to give a huge shout out to Erik, Sarah, Bethanie and Leah for such a phenomenal job of coaching in the BIG EASY this weekend! You guys/gals and your lessons will not soon be forgotten. The "Bottom of the Boot" would love to have you back anytime!
Thanks so much to Erick, Sarah, Bethanie, and Leah !! I had a great time and learned so much ! Looking forward to what's next !
Huge shout out to entire Jacksonville crew, especially Ashley who did more to help my squat in 45 minutes than I've had in two years! Was one of the most informative two days I've ever had in my life. The whole Level 1 staff was awesome, with great attitudes; couldn't have asked for a better experience!
It was an Amazing weekend,thanks everybody in firepower. Love crossfit. Love you all!
Joe Alexander, Mike G, Chuck Carswell = Excellence
Incredible job on coaches prep course at north Atlanta. It's true when they says it's levels to this. Level 2, next level 3. Thanks again guys..
Couldn't have asked for a better L-1 staff in the BIG EASY. Thanks Erik, Sarah, Bethanie, and Leah for the great experiece. Never thought a PVC could be so heavy!
Great time in Milan for the L1. After 2 years of regularly training with Crossfit, you guys gave a way better depth and breadth to my understanding and appreciation of CF. Love this community. Thank you so much to the Officine's box and the great coaches. Ciao
"...have been a dedicated follower for years but as of late I have to say i see why so many take issue with the community."
Rest day articles unrelated to fitness have been going on for almost as long as the site has been operational. It's nothing new.
"...better our minds..."
Not in your case, apparently. Also, irony.
"...not be subjected to personal opinions..."
HQ provided a link to a video made by another entity describing certain current events in Philadelphia. HQ is not providing an opinion; it is hoping that the community provides an opinion. You know, one that actually relates to the video.
"Not all of us are zombies who hang on to your every word and thought..."
Exactly. So what do you feel about the points put forth from the link?
Do you happen to be a prosecutor from Philly?
maybe this will help "better our minds"
maybe I agree or disagree or it leads me to
further research about the subject and then lets me
make up my own mind. I have chugged the CrossFit
Kool-aid and I will be the first to admit it, but because it posts information that challenges me--in my views and opinions, and makes me think about a lot of issues I normally may not think about. Also because it challenges me physically and also mentally. Just my .02 cents
Thank you to everyone who made the Jacksonville Cert happen this weekend. I had an amazing experience and want to thank the seminar staff for their professionalism and infectious passion for proper movement.
After years of just watching CrossFit grow. I used to cherry pick Wods from different sites that played to my strengths, thinking I had all of the proper form and technique down, and not being a member of an Affiliate - All of that has changed. I hit a cross-roads in my life and am now jumping in both feet first. I'm pounding the Kool-aid. I just hit this seminar and will be going to an Endurance Seminar next weekend. I love CrossFit and it has literally saved my life!
Thank you CrossFit HQ, Thank you CrossFit Level I Training Staff, and thank you Kelley @ Niceville Strength and Conditioning!! I am attacking my dreams with High intensity!
Many thanks to Sarah, Leah, Bethanie and Erik for a great L1 experience down in the BIG EASY! It was great to meet and hang with some awesome people. It was a ton of fun even though I feel like we ended up doing about two thousand squats these past two days.
I would say, as in almost every if not every aspect of human behavior, the incentives for both agents will determine the way the interaction plays out. In the scenario of forfeiture, which in my mind is a clear violation of the fourth amendment but I'm not a constitutional lawyer, the incentives of this psuedo-judiciary proceeding make it such that it is in the best interests of the city government to seize properties.
The article was much more enjoyable for me. I do very much appreciate an individual that objectively analyzed himself identifying the problem, and then took the necessary steps to change his life and move in a direction that brought about happiness and fulfillment. Good for you and keep up the fight. What are we here for if not to be better every day than we were the day before.
Thanks coach Karl, rob, Johnny, wes and other person ! It was a amazing week-end! And rob sure when a ses You a skizz my butt !! Ses You !
Good job this weekend in Paris, with awesome coach Karl, Danny, Jonny, Rob, Wes and David !
Now when I do my Snatch the first quote in my head is "Scrizz your Butt like a first night in prison".
Awesome job guys see you soon !
Thks to all Crossfit's staff, Karl, Danny, Wes, Rob, Jonny for lot of advices and fun. Thank's to Reebok Crossfit Louvre staff, Daniel and Elie for the translation. It was an amazing week !
Cliche - it was an awesome weekend in Auckland the truth - it was even better than that! Great trainers Doug, Kate, Brett and Stacey Great people who will become great trainers! Thanks for the knowledge the fun and friendship
An awesome moment in Crossfit Louvre for this Level 1 seminar.
We practise crossfit in Belgium for 2 years, and we were very pleased to meet the L1 Staff and receive their advices, such an honor. And we are happy to go back in our boxes with all this knowledge, thanks to Karl, Danny, Wes, Rob (the hairy man), David and Jonny. A professional team who can teach and have fun in the same time, and recall us the community spirit of Crossfit.
Thanks to the welcoming team of Crossfit Louvre, Daniel and Elie made of this seminar, a great moment!
Thank you so much for this excellent week-end at crossfit Louvres with the excellent crossfit staff and to translators :) A little +1 to Karl and Jonny whose bring me lot!
I want to thank you for the days we spent together during the seminar.
Thanks to your teaching , training I've learned exciting tecniques and the real crossfit creed.
Day after day I'm embracing more and more the crossfit way of life!
Thank's to Reebok Crossfit Officine staff: Peter and Tony and thanks to coach Federico , Denise and Davs. In Milan we saw Wolverine ;-) Ciao !!!
I was in the course in CrossFit GVA (Geneva)this weekend.
It was realy amazing and intreasting course.
Thanks at the teaching team, Sebastian, Nolan, Yves, Ramon and Raph.
See you guys.
Best course ever in Portugal! Great coaches (Joe, Matt, McCoy and Pedro), great environment and lots of learning during all weekend! Congrats everybody!
Strength:Back Squat 100Kg 4,4,4,4,4,3
Clean technique work: 20k,30k,40k
WOD:For Time 17:40
30 thrusters 40KG
20 diamond sit ups
20 thrusters 40KG
30 diamond sit ups
10 thrusters 40kg
40 diamond sit ups
Havn't been able to work out last five days for different reasons, but hit 140813 today after a back squat session. Results there
Everything great...har work and hard results ! thank you guys...stay strong
“Learning to Breathe Fire: The Rise of CrossFit and the Primal Future of Fitness”
by J.C. Herz
I finished this book over the weekend, and, like a WOD, I had to dig deep to make it through to the end. I really wanted to like it, but it reads like a very dry, poorly edited textbook (it became a game to catch all the missing words and mangled sentence structures). However, the author does a commendable job of interviewing athletes and researching material, all backed with copious footnotes, and provides a chronological view of CF’s rise to popularity.
If you want plain historical facts about CF, or you’re looking for a textbook for next semester’s “CrossFit 101” course, this book may be for you.
If you want to read a well-written, inspiring book that gets you fired up about CrossFit, I recommend passing on this one.
A huge thank you to Erik, Sarah, Bethanie and Leah for an absolutely wonderful experience! Thank you for helping in providing us, with a great foundation to build on! Best of luck to everyone who attended this weekend @Crossfit BigEasy! #WhoDat
I had a great time this weekend at Milton Crossfit Firepower. I just wanted to thank the Crossfit crew ( EC, Jason, John, Gregg, Keith, Andrew, Kyle, and Dave) for being extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
Cops to robbers?? Little misleading on the title. Cops don't do anything in this matter, but arrest people and then seizures follow as a result by higher ups.
Either way, it seems like there is a lot of stuff left out of this video, which is probably one sided, as is most things on YouTube. Being a police officer, I know sometimes property is seized in criminal matters, only when it's drug related. As far as Philadelphia goes, I'd be curious to see all these people who are losing property and what their tax / criminal record is like. I'm sure they owe money somewhere.
3x5 front squats, 165#
3x5 shoulder press, 100# (5, 3, 4 reps completed)
7 kb snatch, left arm (1 pood)
7 kb snatch, right arm
7 strict pull-ups
Just watched "The Forfeiture Machine Turns Cops into Robbers"
Objectivity: this video has none. It sounds like Philly's forfeiture process has got some pretty serious conflicts of interest, but this video's tone and imagery are ridiculously one-sided. I wouldn't be surprised if this was actually a campaign advertisement created for the upcoming congressional elections.
A BIG thank you to Justin, Chris, Donovan, Todd, Ashley and Katie for putting on a great seminar this weekend in Jacksonville @ Crossfit SS! I learned a great amount that I look forward to not only applying to myself, but to coaching many athletes down the road with the knowledge you have shared and taught me! I also met some awesome people - I can never say enough good things about the camaraderie that is instantaneous when you meet fellow athletes.
TO MOMMYS-TO-BE: I took this course 5 months pregnant. Do not be discouraged! In fact, I think this is a great time to get your L1 because it's a time where you are scaling back and can focus on improving your techniques and remembering the fundamentals and basics! You also become a great example to potential coaches in your class who learn a little something extra when you potentially have a pregnant athlete one day. So an even bigger thanks goes to the instructors for being so supportive!
@Joe N - I finished the book a couple weeks ago. I actually enjoyed it for the most part. I get where you are coming from with it being dry. There are parts where I was found myself thinking "ugh. Is this chapter over yet? Let's get to the part where people are doing WOD's!" I thought it was a decent book overall. Good read for beginning crossfitters (I've only been doing it for 3 months now)
Cherie, Matt, David, Doug, Becky, Courtney, Jeremy and Noah THANK YOU all so much!!! This weekend at Crossfit Verve was amazing with you guys! I learned so much from each and every one of you and cannot wait to continue my journey in the Crossfit community.
This was such an awesome weekend! Thank you to all the amazing coach's on the seminar staff and the staff at Reebok Crossfit Firepower. I appreciate the staff's willingness to just talk and give advice to us young athletes. I learned so much knowledge that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
Thanks to all of you who were at Verve this weekend in Denver. Such an amazing time!! Coaches, you guys were awesome! Thank you so so much for spending your time to teach us. I learned so much! Thanks for inspiring me to continue in my learning of Crossfit.
AMAZING course at Reebok CrossFit Firepower! I learned so much thanks to Jason, John, Andrew, Keith, Gregg, EC, Kyle and Dave. Thanks also to Andrea and George for hosting a great event!
Amazing weekend in Nola at Big Easy Crossfit for the Level 1 seminar! Thanks Zack, Eric, Leah, Bethanie, and Sarah!
Good luck Damian
Great quote "“CrossFit’s not only made me better regarding being fast and strong but an
all-around good dude,"
Keep us updated with your progress
It was a phenomenal L1 weekend at CrossFit Verve. The trainers were arguably the most professional, knowledgeable, and dynamic individuals I've been around in my entire military/academic career. The Chan's likely have the highest level of CrossFit knowledge of any couple in the world and it was a great opportunity to learn from them and the rest of the team. Thanks Matt, Cherie, Becky, Courtney, David, and Doug!
Thank you SO much to Jason, John, Andrew, Keith, Gregg, EC, Kyle and Dave at Reebok Crossfit Firepower for the L1 seminar this weekend. I am so thankful to have found Crossfit for myself (happiness, fitness, competition, setting goals, being my best self...), and I am very excited to hopefully start the next part of my Crossfit journey...bringing the benefits of crossfit to others in the community as a trainer. Thank you for the informational sessions and all of the conversations on the side. Hope to see some of you around the Northeast! - SK (Crossfit 716)
Regarding the "Cops into Robbers" video: Like every argument, there are two sides. The video is very one-sided. So if we take even half to be factual, it still seems unfair. Hopefully, Philly is an exception. I can tell you in San Diego trying to seize drug related property is a very difficult process for law enforcement.
CrossFit is a platform that is greatly suited for law enforcement but it seems as if the last two segments (Cops into Robbers and Do you have it up your ass) have been anti law-enforcement. While I always welcome different points of views, these videos are very slanted to the anti-L.E. point of view and make me wonder what HQ's motivation is for posting them.
As somebody that loves everything about CrossFit and believes wholeheartedly that the fitness and methods learned from CF can save the lives of cops and honor ones we've lost, I wonder why HQ would add fuel to the anti-L.E. movement. It seems there is definitely something wrong in Philly, but "Cops into Robbers"? Especially with what's going on in Ferguson right now.
Anyways, I'll be hitting my 100th hero WOD on Thursday and keep fighting the good fight, with citizens rights always in mind.
Awesome Crossfit Kids weekend. I learned more then I imagined and awesome stuff I can even use with adults. Also had the most fun I've ever had working out. Highly recommend it.
John, Jason, EC, Keith, Andrew, Gregg...you guys are awesome! The hilarious analogies (One does not simply walk into Mordor) and impromptu comments like "samesies"(<--Andrew) were just a few of the things that made the weekend incredibly enjoyable. I learned a lot and can't wait to become a coach. Thanks for showing us how it's done!
Surround yourself with great people! And that's what happened at the L1 Cert at Crossfit Reebok Firepower in Milton, ON!
BIG EASY!!! Thank you to Erik, Bethanie, Leah and Sarah for a great weekend! It is so nice to finally have seminars here in Louisiana.
10k run. Made it up today and paid the price because it was pouring rain half way through
The CrossFit Kids seminar in St. Louis this weekend was amazing. At my level one, the trainers highly recommended this course to all of us, and now I understand why. The CFK trainers John, Jen, Jon, and Christian were truly passionate about the CFK program, which makes their teaching so valuable to those of us just starting. After the course, I feel confident in my ability to train young crossfitters and I am proud to be a part of this community!
Earlier today, I wrote what I thought was a very respectful comment questioning the merits of CFHQ and their posting of what seem to be one-sided law enforcement videos.
However I don't see my comment posted which means it must have been blocked by CFHQ. If that occurred, it's even more disturbing then the videos and just unfair. As a devoted CrossFitter that is always praising CFHQ and the great lessons to be learned here, I truly hope it was a glitch and that CFHQ is open to all views.
I'm not sure why Crossfit.com posted a link to the video "The Forfeiture Machine Turns Cops Into Robbers." I always thought the CrossFit machine was pro-police, maybe I was wrong? As a law enforcement officer for over 12 years, that video was nothing more than rhetoric. I think Crossfit.com should have vetted this one out, especially when they highlight some of the law enforcement heroes who died in the line of duty in their hero workouts. Just my take.
I just want to say thanks to Joe, Matt, McCoy and Pedro for being amazing coaches and great guys. This weekend was a tremendous days for me. We have learned a lot and for sure, we love more CF today that we loved yesterday. Thanks to 2725 for being a great host too.
@Shawn, your post is undoubtedly caught in the spam filter. Don't take it personally. All but the most egregiously insulting posts make it through, even when they disagree vehemently with HQ.
@Travis, a video like this one is no more or less indicative of HQ's viewpoint than any other (except the naked women; HQ is in favor of naked women). Dissect it and show why it is nonsense in your opinion, just as folks who are not in agreement with Libertarian posts, for example, should do.
L1 @CF Verve...awesome! Thanks to Cherie, Matt, David, Doug,Becky, Courtney,Noah & Jeremy! Well worth the time and $$ investment. Even cooler that I was able to go with some CF Thin Air peeps!
What a great weekend at the LI trainer class with Curtis, Rory, Chris, Kevin and Josh. Thanks so much... very inspiring. The tree of Woe? you ain't right!
It has been a WONDERFUL experience in Milan. Thank you so much to Denise, Davs, Peter and Federico. Love you guys!!
Thanx everybody for this amazing L1-CF @Reebok Crossfitlouvre
Thanks rob, danny, karl,wes, jonny, david, but also danniel and elie.
Great advice, great atmosphere !!
Thanks for the encouragement, professionalism and share everything with us.
Thanks to CROSSFIT, for providing me a wonderful weekend and allowing me to be part of this community.
Thanks to Coaches Lance, Nadia, Ricardinho, Victor and "hermano" Pablo.
It was a huge pleasure to have Krispy Karl over with his crew for the Level 1 at Reebok CrossFit Louvre in Paris. As always, it makes hosting a Level 1 a true privilege. We look forward to the next one in October.
An ecclectic group of generous and talented coaches, with humour in abundance. The French community is growing thanks to you guys and girls.
Many thanks and see you in Paris in October
Had a great time at the Crossfit Level 1 course in New Orleans. Thank you Erik, Sarah, Bethani and Leah for sharing your knowledge with us and sweating with us in the Louisiana heat! Met some great people and had a great time over the weekend. Big Easy!
Thanks to Coaches Kurtis, Rory, Kevin, Chris and Josh for a fun and educational L1 training in Portland!
HUGE thanks to EC, Jason, John, Gregg, Keith, Andrew, Kyle, and Dave for an awesome Level 1 weekend at Crossfit Firepower in Ontario. Just got back to Bermuda and still feeling it!
I am a couple of days late, but I wanted to thank the CrossFit Kids Staff and CrossFit St Louis for an aside weekend!
Really an amazing weekend on BSB Crossfit.
I learned a lot and made new friends! That's why I love Crossfit!!!
Congratulations for the great course Lance, Nadia, Pablo and Ricardo!