CrossFit Habu – CrossFit


400 m run

10 strict presses to 5 push presses w/ barbell

10 snatch balances w/ barbell

10 russian kbell swings to 5 American kbell swings

10 20 inch box jumps to 5 24 inch box jumps


Jack (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)

20-Minute AMRAP of:

10 Push Press, 115#

10 Kettlebell Swings, 53#

10 Box Jumps, 24″
In honor of Army Staff Sgt. Jack M. Martin III, 26, of Bethany, OK,died September 29th, 2009
To learn more about Jack click here

“How I Approach a WOD” by: Josh Palmieri

I have been told by quite a few people that I think too much. I over analyze and over strategize in everything I do. I do this at work while planning and I do it at home with I play chess with my son. This over analyzation creeps its way into CrossFit mostly because there are so many different ways to approach each workout. This article will be a glimpse into what goes on in my head when I see a WOD and then a few random thoughts at the end because I have ADD.
When a normal crossfitter sees a triplet they see 3 movements with X amount of reps. They might think about the total reps required but their thinking typically ends there. I see 3 movements, the reps per round, the total reps per movement, the transitions between exercises, where can I push and where do I have to hold back, where should I take planned breaks to avoid death, should I wear a headband for the extra strength, the list goes on.

What I Do

                  Before 3, 2, 1, go, I have gone through the workout in my head 3-4 times already.  This is a simple AMRAP12 triplet but how do you approach it?  Personally, I struggle with DU’s.  On a good day I can typically string 5-10 together.  On a bad day I leave the gym looking like I have just received a lashing with a cat o’ nine tails…  I know the DU will be the limiting factor.  Front Squats @ 115x10 will be easy and C2Bx10 is the easiest part of the triplet for me.  Using this information I formulate a plan and set goals.





My Plan

     The DU’s are just max effort.  Get as many as I can in a row, get frustrated…get a few more, get frustrated again until I reach 40.  Obviously the plan would be 40 UB but I am realistic and don’t work on this weakness enough to expect this to happen (It’s on my to-do list…).  Immediately after the 40 DU, I will transition quickly over to the barbell and squat clean into my first FS (saves time and energy).  This is where I start trying to reach my mini goals.

Goal 1

My goal for this particular WOD was to do the FS unbroken in each round.  I knew my lack of skill in DU’s would give me sufficient time to recover and ensure these FS were unbroken.  Also, 115x10 is a very achievable number and who wants to clean the bar an extra time?  (I would not have done this if the weight was 155 or higher.  You always have to take your personal capabilities into consideration when setting these mini goals within a WOD.)  I also take unnecessarily long breaks when I stop.  For someone reason I think I need to completely catch my breath before getting back into it.  I have just recently made the groundbreaking discovery that you can still workout while out of breath.

Goal 2

After rep 10 I head over to the rig for C2B.  I enjoy anything on the pullup bar so these are fun.  My goal would be first round UB and then 5-5 for each subsequent round.  I have recently acquired butterfly C2B so doing the first round UB would be for some confidence and the rounds after would be more of a strategy to ensure I didn’t go back into DU’s too hot.  I am bad enough while fresh so I wouldn’t want to add any additional layers of difficulty.

Am I thinking too much?  Maybe, but CrossFit appeals to me for many reasons, one of them being the strategy involved in team/partner/individual workouts.  I know some of you are shaking your head because you don’t think nearly this much about your workouts.  You simply go and that works for you.  I approach almost all workouts like this and as my fitness improves I change my strategies and learn my limits.  I surprise myself one day and disappoint myself the next day but each day there is progress made which is why almost all of us do CrossFit.

We have some new staff and coaches!!

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to welcome (overdue) some new members to Team Habu!

Alaina Hickman- Manager of Everything, destroyer of Burritos







Meg Rojas – Childcare expert, lover of all things Cow

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Jessica Rainey – Childcare expert, doesn’t shave her legs

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Lily Cates – Childcare expert, wannabe vegetarian

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CrossFit Community by: Amanda Knauf

Have you ever looked around your CrossFit box and wondered at the different athletes’ backgrounds? What brought them to this point in their lives? With the variety of athletes at any given box, it makes you wonder… why CrossFit? What was the draw? What motivated them and what keeps motivating them, as an individual, to continue? What is that foundational string that ties us all together as CrossFit athletes?
If you have ever watched documentaries on the top CrossFit competitors, you will probably hear the question: “Why do you train? What keeps you motivated to push hard every day?” The answer many give is that they just want to be better than they were the day before. The drive for improvement is what inspires them every single day to train, eat right, sleep right, etc.

Greg Glassman states that what’s happening in the boxes is nothing less than a miracle of physiology and community… it’s a blind and relentless, constant pursuit of excellence.

Self-improvement: Being a better version of yourself at the end of each day than you were when you woke up. Whether the specific goals are to lose weight, gain muscle, improve your fitness, get healthy, or become a top-level athlete, each day we join together and fight through grueling WODs to become better people. Better moms, teachers, mentors, leaders, and friends.

The positive energy that each athlete contributes to the atmosphere at our box is SO important! The high five or the slap on the booty. The fist bump or the compassionate look when another athlete just can’t get double-unders that day. Each athlete brings a unique perspective and vibe to the workout and each person contributes to the comradery we feel at the end of each WOD.

Each of you is important in building our atmosphere and the amazing thing we call the Crossfit Habu family. Keep up the great work Habu athletes! We have seen a ton of PRs these last couple months. Keep them coming! Remember to tell your friends about your awesome box and coaches. The first drop in is on us! We love watching friendships go to the next level in the gym and are always looking to extend our Habu family and grow our CrossFit community!