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1122 total / 0 in 2018
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Be really all around fit. Motivate others to do the same. Stop destroying body at marathons.

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  1. FIT
    Pain. 01:00

    I don't know a better way to sum this WOD up. It beat me down, then kicked me on the ground repeatedly. Here's the absurdity:
    For Time:
    15 Squat Cleans 135lbs
    30 Toes-to-Bars
    30 Box Jump... read more

    • Ben P.
      Ben P.

      Oh and 15 muscle ups are really, really hard. I just want you to know that. I don't normally need reassurance of that, but I'm feeling rather beat down and a little bit pathetic. Ouch. .

      over 6 years ago Like

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    • Agirlnhershoes
      Agirlnhershoes

      Ive cried once during a wod. I believe this would be a 2nd. Holy Fk! were those bar or ring muscle ups? Hope u got a good rest day or TWO after this one.

      over 6 years ago Like

    • Nora
      Nora You're Badass
      You're Badass:

      Ben, the burpees alone would have killed me. You're my damn hero. Don't forget it.

      over 6 years ago

  2. RUN
    great Rainy progression 4 mi 00:27 06:46 pace

    There's nothing better than a shirtless progressive run in the rain (maybe that sounds weird, but ah well). For just a 4 mile training run, this one had a much bigger feel. Thought I'd ... read more

    • Michael
      Michael

      I prefer running sans shirt but don't care for running in the rain. Although, if I could kick out those kind of splits I'd reconsider my feeling about it. Damn fine run there, Doc!

      over 6 years ago Like

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    • Tracy M.
      Tracy M.

      You had me at shirtless....

      over 6 years ago Like

    • Tameika
      Tameika Great Performance
      Great Performance:

      BEAST! You killed it once again Ben. I can picture you killing that last mile and I'm fist pumping for you!

      over 6 years ago

  3. FIT
    Morning WOD 01:00

    Great start to the day at CF this morning. Little strength work first with 4 x 3 Front squats 170#. Then we did a quick met con, as many rounds as possible in 8 minutes of: 4 Handstand pushups, 8... read more

    • Jenny J.
      Jenny J.

      Um, that sounds pretty brutal. Handstand pushups, huh? Now I'm curious if I can do one...Nice sweat fest, Ben!

      over 6 years ago Like

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    • Tom B.
      Tom B.

      great work Ben...always sounds intense those WODs

      over 6 years ago Like

    • Tameika
      Tameika Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      FIRE Ben! You kicked butt and still have energy? Impressive sir! Your nutrition is really paying off.

      over 6 years ago

  4. FIT
    good harder burpees 01:00

    I feel like burpees are hard enough already, I don't know why people have to go and make em tougher. Today's WOD was 100 burpee pullups (a burpee, then on the jump you grab a bar a foot ... read more

    • Ray J.

      I had few burpees today too, not easy. Great workout, Ben!

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    • Alissa E.
      Alissa E.

      Your workout today makes me want to cry. Seriously lol. Great job, Ben!

      over 6 years ago Like

    • Ben P.
      Ben P.

      Haha thanks guys. @Tracy CF is scalable for everyone- plenty of folks can't do a real pullup, so they can stand on a box and jump and pull, or use a band to assist them. I think some people hear about these ridiculous workouts and think they could never do CF, but that's not true. There are all levels of abilities in our gym, the key is just to push yourself to whatever your personal max is.

      over 6 years ago Like

  5. FIT
    Cinco de Mayo 01:00

    5 rounds of 5 reps of 5 exercises, in honor of cinco de mayo.
    Chest to bar pullups
    Inverted burpees (these are fun- from lying on your back you roll forward and stand up without using your hands, ... read more

    • Agirlnhershoes
      Agirlnhershoes

      Fun stuff. Headed to box now, hope this one is on the menu! Great job, have fun @ the wedding. Ironically I am meeting my sister after wod who was served divorce papers yesterday. I expect wine will b involved, and a few tears :(

      over 6 years ago Like

    • Suzy S.
      Suzy S.

      I'm going to a wedding today too! Excellent workout, Ben! I'm going to go shave my legs and do a power clean myself. I already did my squat.

      over 6 years ago Like1 person

  6. FIT
    Happy hour o' power 01:00

    This is becoming one of my favorite traditions - every friday at 6 a good group of folks, most around Er and I's age, get together and do a hard workout, then head out to eat together afterwar... read more

  7. #dailymission I walked during a race. Never thought it would happen. Philly marathon mile 25, although calling it "walking" is generous - it was more like "swaying" or "... read more

    • Stein L.
      Stein L.

      You were staggering so it was a drunk run. sort of. You wanna run 10-15 at around 7 tomorrow morning? Thinking downtown and back or ?

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    • Suzy S.
      Suzy S.

      :( aww... poor you. My heart broke a little for you when I read that race report. I still giggle at the ape visual, and I'll remember it on Sunday too, I'm sure. It will give me both strength and a smile. We all get spanked from time to time but you've shown yourself and the world that you don't stay down for long. Wow, Ben! I'm being sentimental! Sheesh.

      over 6 years ago Like1 person

    • Ben P.
      Ben P.

      Haha thanks for getting all sentimental on me Suz, I actually appreciate it. I know you'll live it up this weekend, I'll be sending you good vibes.

      over 6 years ago Like1 person

  8. RUN
    good Hot Tempo 6 mi 00:41 06:51 pace

    Stinky hot and muggy out there, a good sweat fest. Mile w/u @ 7:25, 4 tempo miles (6:39, 6:38, 6:37, 6:32), mile c/d @7:13. Purdy splits. Took a good effort to keep the tempo pace up. CF later.... read more

  9. FIT
    good D.T. 01:00

    Another "hero" WOD, this one was meant for big boys. I had to scale the weight down, doing it Rx (as prescribed, 155# for all lifts) would've taken for-ev-er.
    5 rounds for time of: ... read more

    • Michael
      Michael

      You could always do it again...

      over 6 years ago Like

    • Agirlnhershoes
      Agirlnhershoes

      Wth am I drawing a blank w/ the PJ? Like overhead press &split jerk combo? Damn, I really did burn up the carbs haha. Still a great wod & time. I could see you going med, med, hard and still not tagging on too much time. I still have a hard time judging my weight.

      over 6 years ago Like1 person

    • Ben P.
      Ben P.

      PJs are the third step in the overhead press progression. Their just a push press where you drop into a half squat to catch a heavier weight.

      over 6 years ago Like1 person

    • Agirlnhershoes
      Agirlnhershoes

      Ah! Thanks for the refreshment.

      over 6 years ago Like

  10. RUN
    Ahh competition 1.75 mi

    Some fun running in CF tonight. After dynamic warm up, we did power snatches and squat snatches (heh). After that headed outside for 4x400. Had a good group of dudes running, and in the first 400m ... read more

  11. FIT
    good Thrusters kick my ass

    I think thrusters (good deep front squat followed by an explosive overhead press as you come out of the squat) zap me more than any other lift. Today's WOD was 5 rounds for time of: 500m row,... read more

  12. #dailymission worst: I once was the fastest kid in grade school, till some new kid from Pittsburgh showed up in 3rd grade and beat me (soundly) in a one-on-one foot race. And the girl I liked was i... read more

  13. RUN
    2 mi

    forgot to log CF miles

  14. FIT
    great MURPH- take 1 00:35

    Did my first "Hero" WOD today, named after Lt. Michael Murphy, a Navy SEAL medal of honor winner who died in Afghanistan and apparently this was his WOD. Its kind of ridiculous, as you mi... read more

  15. FIT
    good Friday night chipper 01:00

    Good happy hour of power chipper. 30 handstand pushups (hardest part), 40 pullups, 50 kettleball swings (55#), 60 sit ups, 70 burpees. Took 14:44. Time for pot roast and wine, happy weekend DM!

    • Suzy S.
      Suzy S.

      Geeez, I can't believe you just list all that off like it's nothing. "Oh... 30 handstand pushups"... like WTF?!?

      over 6 years ago Like1 person

    • Tom B.
      Tom B.

      damn...nice stuff Ben

      over 6 years ago Like

    • Ben P.
      Ben P.

      Haha well it was really hard! (that's what she said... Sorry I'm buzzed)

      over 6 years ago Like2 people

    • David F.
      David F.

      Nice work Ben.. That's pretty amazing stuff.

      over 6 years ago Like

  16. RUN
    good Track work 4 mi

    Hit the track for speed work, and realized I forgot my damn watch. Ah well. Did 1/2 mile w/u, 5 x 800 with 200m walk/run recoveries, then 1/2 mile c/d.
    Rant: I run at a school track - about hal... read more

    • Steve
      Steve

      Can I join the rant? My kids only get gym a few days a week...and judging from their homework and general knowledge base, I am the one who is actually teaching them their lessons. I was helping my nine year old study for her division test when I came to realize that, despite spending the last month doing division in class, she had no idea how the concept works. How is that possible? Now my five year old is bringing home number cue cards for me to teach him all of his numbers and how to order them.

      over 6 years ago Like

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    • Suzy S.
      Suzy S.

      Oh no!!! Tragic.

      over 6 years ago Like

    • Ben P.
      Ben P.

      Amen people, amen. Mathless illiterates who can't run 400m? We gotta right this ship, yikes.

      over 6 years ago Like1 person

  17. #dailymission my faves for running have a steadily increasing rhythmic beat that crescendos into awesomeness as you hit peak tempo. "Come alive" Foo Fighters, "Ecstasy of Gold"... read more

  18. RUN
    great CrossFit 1.25 mi

    I tell ya, after improving my nutrition/sleep habits, I am a friggin ball o' energy. This mornings workout was "Baby Eva," named after the newest member of our gym. 5 rounds for ... read more

    • Karen A.
      Karen A.

      Really. I've been toying with the idea of playing with nutrition myself. What are you doing? Nice workout today!

      over 6 years ago Like1 person

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    • Agirlnhershoes
      Agirlnhershoes

      A pill, 16strains 32billion cells per seving. No refrigeration. Yes, that is why I was thinking it helped. I had some crazy stuff happen about a month ago, will in box u...its quite interesting haha

      over 6 years ago Like

    • Ray J. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      Give me some of your energy!

      over 6 years ago

  19. RUN
    great Must. Go. Faster. 5.08 mi 00:34 06:42 pace

    This was more of a progressive effort than the splits indicate. The course went uphill at miles 3 and 4, so it took a good effort to keep shortening my splits (and I had to, b/c I'm anal and ... read more

  20. FIT
    Burpees are my JAM 01:00

    Strength WOD and metcon today. After dynamic w/u, 5 sets of 5 overhead squats (150#). Then 50 good burpees for time, took me 2:32 (feelin it!). Run later I hope, get it y'all.