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September 30, 2008

I hope everyone is ready for a Hero workout!!!

So the heavy days are done, tomorrow we will be doing a hero workout named after Chief Petty Officer Nate Hardy who was killed Sunday February 4th 2008 during combat operations in Iraq. Nate is survived by his wife, Mindi, and his infant son Parker.


Workout for Tomorrow:


Complete as many rounds in twenty minutes as you can of:

2 Muscle-ups
4 Handstand Push-ups
8 2-Pood Kettlebell swings

Post rounds completed to comments.


So I know what you guys are thinking, I can't do any of that! Wrong! Everything is scalable and I will have something set up for each one of you to perform the movement as close as possible to RxD.

The Heats from Big Girls Don't Cry have been Posted!!!

From the Crossfit Unlimited website:

On October 19 we will host the "Big Girls Don't Cry" challenge. If you are registered for this competition, here are some things you need to know:

  1. Each athlete will be assigned a judge. Your judge will be strict with range of motion standards. There will be no meeting prior to the competition to explain these standards, so you are responsible for knowing them. You can find them here. If you have any questions please email me austin@crossfitunlimited.com.
  2. Athletes need to be at Unlimited at 9:15am to complete registration, payment needs to be cash.
  3. Athletes will be responsible for their own warm-up. There will be a warm-up room available.
  4. Athletes need to be in "The Cell" 5 minutes prior to their starting time.

The three workouts each have a 10 minute time cap. "Fran" is first, "Karen" is second, and "Grace" is third. Here are the eight heats with start times:

Heat 1 - 10:00a/12:30p/3:00p

Sheena Corpus/Jan Areepitak/Veronica Villanueva/Ritu Riyat/Mia Scafini

Heat 2 - 10:15a/12:45p/3:15p

Daniel Burde/Kirk Wu/Laurent Frat/Dominic Asio/Christie Dacanay

Heat 3 - 10:30a/1:00p/3:30p

David Alcaraz/Mike Mathers/Lucas Robinson/Armando Arroyo/Jenn Carlos

Heat 4 - 10:45a/1:15p/3:45p

Dan Hay/Bruce Kaabipour/Daniel Hester/Craig Howard/Smita Jandaur

Heat 5 - 11:00a/1:30p/4:00p

Dalbir Atwal/Bryan Stornetta/Connor Banks/Gary Neil/Michaela Xavier

Heat 6 - 11:15a/1:45p/4:15p

Jason Luk/Moises Gomez/Stavros Kalogirou/Anthony Camacho/Shannon Stornetta

Heat 7 - 11:30a/2:00p/4:30p

Jeremy Jones/Paul Perez/Chris Stroud/Darren Rosten/Carry Warner

Heat 8 - 11:45a/2:15p/4:45p

Brandon Banks/Tyler Begiebing/Jason Khalipa/Herm Blancaflor/Will Blaker/Candace Hamilton


Freddy Camacho/Wyatt Swindler/Connie/Chong Tseng/Shari Keener

Again, if anyone has any questions please email me austin@crossfitunlimited.com.

Pics from Today:

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That face is priceless!


A pic of Judd Xavier from Crossfit Silicon Valley and I. Judd is a great guy and will be coming by in the future to get in a workout with me and anyone else that wants to participate.

September 29, 2008

Went Heavy Today, Going Heavy Tomorrow!

Great job today everyone! Many of you set new PR's and pushed through the fear of having heavy weight over your head. Rest up good tonight because tomorrow we go heavy again!

Workout for Tomorrow:


Back Squat 5-5-5-5-5 reps

Post loads to comments.



A picture of my dad reppin a new weight vest, lookin good!!!!!

A few pictures from today:

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Crossfit Santa Clara's newest member, Nick, Nick is a Santa Clara fire fighter and incredible athlete. Watch out for him in the future, welcome to the family!

September 28, 2008

Tomorrow we finally all will go Heavy again!

I hope everyone had a great Sunday, tomorrow we will be doing the .COM WOD from yesterday which if you don't remember was:

Push Jerk 5-5-5-5-5 reps

Post loads to comments.

I added a photo album on the left if anyone wants to check out more pics from FGB. Big Girls Don't Cry is coming up so lets gear up for that and hit it hard.

A picture says a million words!!! I got this pic off the Crossfit Affiliate Website of Matthew Cressley from Crossfit Ventura. Thought I would put this up to remind everyone of how lucky we are that we are not doing any pull ups tomorrow.


A few more pics from Fight Gone Bad, I also updated a photo album if you would like to see more photos.

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See you all tomorrow!

September 27, 2008

Fight Gone Bad was Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tomorrow we finally go heavy again

What can I say about today? Today was bad ass, trully perfect! Watching everyone show up for FGB and bang out the workout was inspiring. I apologize if I let anyone down today by not performing the workout, I have done this workout many times and would have loved to have done it again but my focus has changed to you guys and away from me as an individual. This does not mean though that I will not be competing in many other challenges and events, just for FGB since it was our first official event together I wanted to make sure I watched all of you peform and video tape what I could. I am 100% satisfied with my decision to not workout, I got much more pleasure out of watching you guys kick ass! I hope you guys understand where I was coming from.


Workout for Tomorrow, .COM says

Push Jerk 5-5-5-5-5 reps

Post loads to comments

Since we are not open tomorrow, I am going to use this workout as our workout for Monday. If you complete this workout tomorrow then I will plan something else for you on Monday.


Tomorrows Schedule:

No Class, rest up and get ready for Monday!

Just a few pics from today, many many more to come


The guys using some of our new vests, notice David in this picture.


The FGB crew! Notice David here again, wow twice in one day!


All of the Athletes from FGB, I missed out on this one because I didn't participate


The Santa Clara crew after the workout!

See you all on Monday!

September 26, 2008

So I think you guys took another rest day today, tomorrow we are doing some squats!

So on a daily basis Crossfit Santa Clara has anywhere from 30-40 people doing the workout. Today we had only about 15?????? Where did you guys all go??? Hopefully you guys are resting up and getting ready to hit Fight Gone Bad hard!

Fight Gone Bad:

FGB starts at 3:00 at Crossfit OneWorld, I will be getting to Crossfit OneWorld around 2 or so to hang out before the event. If any of you want to come with me just give me a call at 408-691-0430 and we can meet up. Again, even if you have not registered for tomorrow still feel free to come by and get in a workout.

Tomorrow we will still be having a 9:00 am class


Tomorrows workout:

Four rounds for time of:
Run 400 meters
50 Squats

Post time to comments.

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Fight Gone Bad explained by Coach Glassman

Sorry guys for the first time I left my camera at the gym and have no pics for you guys tonight, tomorrow I will double time it don't worry.

September 25, 2008

Hope all of you rested well, Tomorrow we will be doing Muscle Ups!!

The turn out today was a little less than normal, but hopefully you were all resting up for an incredible workout tomorrow! For those of you doing Fight Gone Bad in Union City on Sat, you may want to consider taking a rest day tomorrow and preparing for the workout. For those of you that have not signed up for FGB, I talked to Freddy today and you guys are still more than welcome to come by and get in a workout with everyone at Crossfit One World. If you did not register and do not want to do the workout, still try and come by and support our team if you can make it.


Workout for Tomorrow:

30 Muscle-ups for time

Post time to comments.

If you cannot do the muscle-ups do 120 pull-ups and 120 dips.

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A good video demonstration by Crossfit One World's owner and Crossfit Santa Clara's friend Freddy C.

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Img_2176 A pic of our two newest members! Kevin on the left and Mason on the right, these two guys are upcoming beasts! Keep an eye out for these guys and welcome them to the Crossfit family!


Img_2159 YuYing busting out a snatch, check out that bar fly!

See you all tomorrow!

September 24, 2008

.COM rest day tomorrow!

Tomorrow is a .COM rest day. Therefore I would normally come up with alternate workout for everyone. However, I thought about it and since I promote and believe in the .COM programming so much then why would I allow you guys to do a workout that was not posted by .COM. So what I have come up with is that on rest days I want anyone that missed a workout that week to make it up on that rest day. If you have came in everyday then I will give you an alternate workout that you have not done.


Workout options for Tomorrow:

Come in tomorrow and have fun while you work on something you suck at (if you have completed all workouts this week)

Do a workout you missed from this week

Do a workout that I come up with (if you have completed all workouts this week)


A little break dancing video, something I really want to learn how to do.

Pictures from Today:

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See you all tomorrow!

September 23, 2008

So we all got some shoveling practice today, tomorrow we will be doing Nicole

DON'T FORGET ABOUT FIGHT GONE BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Even if you can't or don't want to participate it would be great to have you guys show up and support our team there.


Workout for tomorrow, this one's great!!!!


Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
Run 400 meters
Max rep Pull-ups

Post number of pull-ups completed for each round to comments.

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A video to help with the pull ups:

A couple more quick pics from the gymnastics seminar:

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Jason5 Catching a little air!

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The Last two pics are of Crossfit Santa Clara's newest members: Morgan, Molly and Matt. If you guys see them around introduce yourself and encourage each other through a workout.  Welcome to the Crossfit family guys!!!!

September 22, 2008

Great Snatches today, Tomorrow we will be doing what I will call the "funky WOD"

So tomorrows workout can only be described as "funky" in my opinion. This workout is like nothing else I have ever seen and should be pretty interesting. Its workouts like these that keep Crossfit even more fun than it already is because we constantly switch things up. Unlike our good friends at the regular globo gym that do bicep curls and tricep extensions daily. Wow, I'm glad I got out of that!


Tomorrows workout:

For time 30, 25, 20, 15, 10, and 5 rep rounds of:
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With an Olympic bar holding only one plate (men use 45 pound plate, women use 25 pound plate), touch the plate on one side of the barrier then the other for one "rep." Barrier is 24."

Post time to comments.


Fight Gone Bad Info from Crossfit One World!!!

The Fight Gone Bad III fundraiser will go off at 3:00pm on 9/27/2008. We will run three heats. First heat will be Class C & D. This is scaled down women's weight and first timers. That's right, if you have never even crossfitted before, we welcome you to give Fight Gone Bad a shot! Class B will be women's rx'd weight and scaled men's weight. Class A is men's rx'd weight. One World can run 30 athletes and 30 scorekeepers at one time through Fight Gone Bad. It's pretty impressive to see!

Get Registered guys!!!!!

Pics from today:

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And the Pic of the day goes to Eric, check out that face!!! Eric is a teacher, I'd hate to be one of his students when he gets pissed!!

September 21, 2008

I Hope everyone is Rested up, Tomorrow we will attack Isabel!!!

Im going to keep this post pretty short because I just got back from a gymnastics seminar and am beat from a long day.

Most important thing I took away from the seminar:


In the past I have not done a good job of stretching and therefore have not pushed you guys to stretch either, this all ends tomorrow. Every class will have stretching before and after the workout!


Tomorrows Workout:


For time:
Snatch 135 pounds, 30 reps

Use 95 pounds, 65 pounds or broomstick as needed and post time and load to comments.

Don't worry if you guys do not know what a snatch is, to begin you can check out the video below I will also go over it thoroughly tomorrow!

I was at this seminar, hopefully I will explain it as well as Coach Burgener did.


Just a few pics from the gymnastics seminar:



See you all tomorrow!