On Saturday, August 11th we will be having an in-house competition at CrossFit 12866 based on the CrossFit games. CF12866 and LGCF members will compete individually in an event from 8-10 AM with workouts inspired by or directly from the CrossFit games. Normally scheduled class at CF12866 will be cancelled. Please keep in mind it is perfectly acceptable to scale workouts to your fitness level so don’t let workout difficulty or movements hold you back from participating. Please sign-up on the whiteboard at the gym if you plan to participate. Keep a close eye on the CrossFit Games this weekend to see the potential workouts you will be up against!!!
It’s time to do it again! Our last Strongman/woman event was a ton of fun so we are reloading with different events this Saturday! Reminder: there are no normal classes this Saturday at LGCF, the strongman event is open to anyone looking to get in their workout!!! What: World’s Strongest Man and Woman Contest Who: Any active member at LGCF or CF12866 When: Saturday, July 14th at 8:00-10:00 AM Where: Lake George CrossFit (238 Bay Rd, 12804) Why: Because you are badass and deserve an opportunity to show it!!! The strongman movements were born from ancient rituals and tasks. From lifting a massive stone as a right of passage into manhood to carrying water and feed to livestock. These movements evoke primordial spirits and spark primal emotions…not to mention they are just plain fun! Today strongman movements provide us with varied ways to improve and prove our fitness. On Sundays at the LGCF Strongman class (or maybe we should call it the strongwoman because the class is usually dominated by some very strong women!) we get down and dirty with all sorts of strongman movements. Athletes usually leave sweaty, filthy, and smiling with the incredulous feeling of what they just accomplished. To that end, we would like to introduce the Lake George CrossFit/CrossFit 12866 World’s Strongest Man/Woman Challenge. We are designing up to 8 events to determine the strongest man and woman of LGCF/CF12866. There will be a minimum work requirement in a couple events, more will be released as we gauge the level of participation. Strongman sometimes favors the larger taller athlete and at other times the smaller quicker man or woman has the advantage. Across 8 events we plan to find the strongest and most well rounded strongman and strongwoman. All spectators are welcome to help cheer on the contestants as they summon their own ancient powers of strength to complete the Herculean tasks. Please sign up on the whiteboard if you plan to participate. Anticipated events include: Deadlift ladder Farmers carry Axle bar oh for reps Stones in 60s Hand over hand vehicle pull Strongman Relay Max OH hold Squat event
16.1 and 16.2 are in the books and in true CrossFit Open fashion, both have been challenging and very different workouts! 16.1 was all about the strategy, in 16.2 pacing played a HUGE part in the outcome for many of us. Both have been exciting workouts to do and even more exciting to watch. WAY too many highlights to mention, but as a whole, it has been really great to see so many of the members pushing themselves much harder than even they thought possible, whether it was on overhead lunges, chest to bar pull-ups, toes to bar, double unders, or on cleans, so many people have dug DEEP on these workouts! We are two workouts down with three more to go. Come join the Open viewing party tomorrow night and the announcement of 16.3 followed by Shawn Ramirez vs Nicholas Paladino going head to head on the workout. This should be an interesting workout as we have the two time masters 40-44 year old champion going against the teen champion. Is this the week we will see the muscle ups? Does Dave Castro want to prove that teens and 40 year olds are doing muscle ups too?
By Kevin Ostrander: Now that we have had a few days for the dust to settle on the announcement of our partnership, I want to take a moment to weigh in with some additional comments. First I would like to thank Dirk for trusting Lisa and I and providing the fantastic opportunity of growing the LGCF community together. I can honestly say, we both feel honored to be able to collaborate with Dirk and collectively look forward to bringing the LGCF membership additional products and services to help you achieve your fitness goals. Lisa and I, like all of you, have been members enjoying the programing at Lake George CrossFit and have learned that we lift weights, a lot! As Dirk indicated in his last announcement, we should expect some small refinements, all for the greater good of the membership. This past week, the addition of “Skill sessions” has been very well received and as a coach, I can say that teaching rope climbs, tall snatch and the atlas stones was some pretty exciting stuff. We had number of “firsts” for members this week and with that came a lot of excitement in the gym. More importantly, working on things that are outside of our comfort zone is what makes you more fit. We plan to have plenty of time for Oly weightlifting at LGCF and we will continue to be the strong weightlifting gym we have all come to love. For those who have been participating in the Saturday Morning Winter Partner Series, the gym has been electric! Too many PR’s, firsts and outstanding efforts being made to single out anyone in particular. I couldn’t be happier with the participation from the members. The programing has been creative, challenging and even a little lucky with getting a 1 mile run in during Week 1. There has been great overall camaraderie amongst the members that happens only when we as the LGCF community get together in the gym. With that being said, the 2016 Open is right around the corner. We will run the open workouts for those 5 consecutive […]
August 26th By Kevin Ostrander I wanted to give you all a heads-up on a really fun online competition that’s now open for registration. It’s called The CrossFit Team Series. Last year, we had one team from LGCF put their toes in the water and do this competition. The unanimous consensus from Lisa, Katy, Jeremy and Rick was that doing the Team Series was a ton of fun! It’s a lot like the Open, where workouts are posted and you have a certain time frame to do them, but this time the competition is a team one, with two men and two women. Also like the Open, the workouts are very approachable and will challenge you regardless of your fitness level. There are Rx’d and Scaled workout options. However, if you do one workout Scaled, it doesn’t mean you have to do all of them Scaled (you can mix and match). There’s really no downside and this will satisfy you no matter what your fitness-related goals are. If you’re just doing this for fun, this is going to be right up your alley. If you want to see how you stack up against the hard-chargers out there, this is going to be a great test, too. The Team Series takes place over two weeklong periods, which gives you plenty of flexibility for you to get your workouts done. The workout completion window runs on a Tue-Mon time frame. The first set of workouts (we don’t yet know how many will be released) is released on Tuesday September 8th and must be completed no later than Monday September 14th. The second set of workouts is released on Tuesday October 6th and must be completed no later than Monday October 12th. You can do the workouts at any time and you can do them as many times as you want. I’m already registered on a team that’s doing this just for fun (aptly named LGCF Team Swole Train). Lisa and Katy have returned to do it again this year with Keenan stepping in for Rick’s absence and I am going to try […]
It’s time for our annual Murph Challenge event and this year Lake George CrossFit has become an official host of the The Murph Challenge! A cool feature of doing The Murph Challenge at an official host site is that you’ll have the opportunity to see where your Murph time stacks up against all other participants from official host sites. Also, all the donations will go directly to the scholarship fund established in his honor. Please get signed up ASAP by going to the official Murph Challenge website and make sure to list Lake George CrossFit as your affiliate! This year with your registration you will receive a Murph Challenge t-shirt or tank top via Forged clothing. There is a small fee for registration but your t-shirt is included. We will not be asking you to raise any other funds. If you would like to donate additional money, we will be more than happy to direct you through the proper channels. If you are not familiar with Lt. Michael Murphy, please take a moment and read the link provided. Here are some important details you’ll need to know to participate this year: Where: Lake George CrossFit When: Saturday, May 30th at 9am (because so many people are out of town at the CrossFit regionals we will have it this week to maximize participation) The Workout: MURPH 1 MILE RUN 100 Pull ups 200 Push ups 300 Air squats 1 MILE RUN (20 lbs weighted vest optional) Or you may choose to do: MINI MURPH .5 MILE RUN 50 Pull ups 100 Push ups 150 Air Squats .5 MILE RUN You also have the option of teaming up if you feel the workout is too much for you. Finally, the Murph Challenge should be finished around lunch time. Plan to celebrate and honor our American Soldiers afterwards with a good ‘ole BBQ. In order to feed all the hungry CrossFitters we ask that everyone bring something to share. We will have a sign-up board to help us stay organized!