Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
"Let's tear this shit up" :)
"The 1st Annual Coolaborative CrossFit Challenge is to continue building positive relations between our CrossFits and providing the best opportunities for individual athletes, despite age, fitness level and experience, to pursue fitness in a positive and fun manner. "
We will be starting this week. The Challenge WODS will part of our programing for the next 4 weeks so everyone will participate and compete against other athletes from neighboring affiliates. I will keep track of scores and submit them. Cory will have a results page and we can see how we stack up against neighboring boxes.
There are no prizes but the best prize of all PRIDE.
This weeks wod TBA on Tuesday... can't wait!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
A few benefits of the overhead squat:
Increases shoulder strength and flexibly
Builds up core strength and midline stabilization like no other
Mornin Girls show us how it is done:
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
We have registered our gym as a possible site to participate in the games open. Every week once the Wod is posted Badlands CrosssFit has the option to "OPT IN". Which means every athlete, locally or traveling thru the city, who is registered and wants to compete can come to the underground, do the wod and have it validated by Tom or myself.
Starting March 15th and every Tuesday for the next 6 weeks a work out will be announced and the athlete has until the following Sunday at 17:00 PDT to complete the work out and enter the results online. Click here 4 more info.
This year as an added incentive, if you need one, CrossFit Headquarters is giving away $2011 each week to the top female, male and team!
And Badlands athletes, when you register you will also be prompted to join a team. Our Team is Badlands CrossFit ...real original name I know:) we can change it later... just join the team!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Super strong Lisa... so much weight that the bar is bending!
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
The following is from the final chapter of THE SACRED BALANCE by David Suzuki
Humanity is an infant species, newly evolved from life's web. And what a magnificent species we are; we can look out and feel spiritually uplifted by the beauty of a forested valley or an ice-coated Arctic mountain, we are overwhelmed with awe at the sight of the star-filled heavens, and we are filled with reverence when we enter a sacred place. In the beauty, mystery and wonder that our brain perceives and expresses, we add a special gift to the planet.
But our brash exuberance over our incredible inventiveness and productivity in this century has made us forget where we belong. If we are to balance and direct our remarkable technological muscle power, we need to regain some ancient virtues: the humility to acknowledge how much we have yet to learn, the respect that will allow us to protect and restore nature, and the love that can lift our eyes to distant horizons, far beyond the next election, paycheque or stock dividend. Above all we need to reclaim our faith in ourselves as creatures of the Earth, living in harmony with all other forms of life.
What a sign of maturity it would be for our species to acknowledge the profound limitations inherent in human knowledge and the destructive consequences of our crude but powerful technologies. It would mark the beginning of wisdom to pay attention to ecosystems delineated by nature — mountain ranges, watersheds, valley bottoms, river and lake systems, wetlands — rather than regions determined by politics or economics. The ebb and flow of organisms — fish, birds, mammals, forests — across the Earth's expanses reflect built-in territorial rhythms that are worthy of respect. The elements that have sparked life onto this planet and continue to fuel it — air, water, soil, energy, biodiversity — are sacrosanct and should be treated as such. There is no ignominy in admitting ignorance or in confessing our inability to manage wild things, to control the forces of nature or even to grasp the cosmic forces that shape our lives. Recognizing and accepting these limitations with humility is the birth of wisdom and the beginning of hope that we will finally rediscover our place in the natural order.
When we acknowledge our dependence on the same biophysical factors that support all other life-forms, believing that we have the responsibility for "managing" all of it becomes a terrible burden. But if we look at the world through the lenses of all of life together, we may recognize the origins of our destructive path and realize that we are not the "managers"; there is wisdom enough for self-management in the web of living creatures that has survived for more than 3.6 billion years. Instead of trying and failing to manage the life-support systems of the planet, we — each one of us — can manage the effect we have on those systems.
Knowing how to act is the first big problem. Many people who are eager to work towards personal and public change feel increasingly baffled by the often contradictory messages from experts, as well as the mantras repeated over and over by the media. We no longer trust our innate common sense or the wisdom of our elders.
At this critical juncture in our history on Earth, we are asking the wrong questions. Instead of "How do we reduce the deficit?" or "How do we carve out a niche in the global economy?" we should be asking "What is an economy for?" and "How much is enough?" What are the things in life that provide joy and happiness, peace of mind and satisfaction? Does the plethora of goods that our high-production economy delivers so effectively provide the route to happiness and satisfaction, or do the relationships between human and nonhuman beings still form the core of the important things in life? Is the uniformity of food and other products that we now encounter everywhere on the globe an adequate substitute for the different and unexpected? We seem to have forgotten the real things that matter and must establish the real bottom line of non-negotiable needs in order to regain a balance with our surroundings.