Category Archives: CrossFit

CrossFit – A Different Kind of Zone

My TV viewing has been has been much enhanced in the past several years by the presence of a DVR. By enhanced, I mean that I never, and I mean never, watch a TV program in real time, and commercials … Continue reading

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CrossFit for the Elderly: The Open, 14.4 and 14.5

My very favorite CrossFit exercise is rowing. Like many actions in CrossFit, I had had no prior experience with it, and diligently watched the videos my coach son Chris sent me before making my first attempt. I listened to the … Continue reading

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CrossFit for the Elderly: The Open, 14.2 and 14.3

Thursday, March 6, 7:55 PM.  I am hopeful. Last week, contrary to what  I had innocently believed about the Open WODs beginning with something everyone could do before progressing to the hard core stuff, they led off with double unders.  … Continue reading

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CrossFit for the Elderly: The Open, 14.1

I’ve been creaking through a year and a half of CrossFit now, sore and happy and hopefully a good deal more fit.  I participated in last year’s CrossFit Games Open and survived (just) so when the time to register for … Continue reading

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Dyscrossfitia

Q: How is a dyslexic, insomniac CrossFitter like an insomniac NY stock trader? A: They both lie awake at night worrying about the DOW.   Most people are familiar with the term “dyslexia,” – a term describing a person’s difficulty … Continue reading

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CrossFit and the Elderly – Episode 2

21.18.15.12.9.6.3 There was a time, not so many years ago, when I would have looked at the above set of numbers and said to myself, “Ah, a question from the 3rd grade Math State Test relating to numerical sequencing.” But … Continue reading

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No Joking, I’m Hoping To Postpone Croaking By Streaking Freaking Burpees

Doug Larson:  “Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.” Why can’t burpees be like cicadas, and only appear once every 17 years? I suppose that if I stayed away from all … Continue reading

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Pushups for Charity and Other Challenges

Saturday, May 18, CrossFit Ulster hosted “Pushups for Charity,” a noble endeavor which raised nearly $6,000 to benefit the Boot Campaign.  This worthy charity helps veterans find jobs and housing, and provides funding for PTSD counseling. CFU members solicited donations … Continue reading

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A Catalyst for Change, A Conclusion (sort of)

Washington Allston:  “The only competition worthy of a wise man is with himself.” Sunny! That one word describes it all: the weather, the welcoming attitude of the organizers, the disposition of the volunteers, and above all, the outlook of 99% … Continue reading

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A Catalyst for Change via The Catalyst Games, Part 2

Leave it to a teacher and bibliophile to ruin enhance a perfectly good title by getting all technical about the words in said title. Catalyst is a really cool word that can mean an agent for change, as in let’s … Continue reading

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