By the Way

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:

95 pound Thruster, 5 reps

95 pound Hang Powercleans, 7 reps

95 pound Sumo Deadlift High-pull, 10 reps

Mikko Salo 16 rounds + 3 SDHP, Elyse Umeda 13 rounds + 5 thruster (65lbs)

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Scaled Version A
Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
65-45 pound Thruster, 5 reps
65-45 pound Hang Powercleans, 7 reps
65-45 pound Sumo Deadlift High-pull, 10 reps
Scaled Version B
Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:
45-25 pound Thruster, 5 reps
45-25 pound Hang Powercleans, 7 reps
45-25 pound Sumo Deadlift High-pull, 10 reps
Scaled Version C
Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:
25-10 pound Thruster, 5 reps
25-10 pound Hang Powercleans, 7 reps
25-10 pound Sumo Deadlift High-pull, 10 reps

A Kenny Kane sandwich:)

Heads up!  Its time for another team WOD this Saturday!  Be sure to come in for something fun and challenging…but no buddy carries I promise:)


The thruster from a few different angles wmv/ mov

Hang Power Clean wmv/ mov, make sure you use the hook grip! image

Glassman discusses the Sumo Deadlift High Pull wmv/ mov


Happy One Year Anniversary!  The reality, of course, is that Paradiso CrossFit started long before the Glencoe location rolled up its doors a year ago.  It was at our apartment, in our car, and anywhere we could fit it.  But something about opening a real location, with a sign and walls made it more real.  That empty room filled with uncertainty and possibilities.  I can’t tell if its gone by incredibly fast or if it feels like ages ago that I was hanging the first pull up bar at midnight, pissing off Mary.  It kills me that we still haven’t built that damn climbing wall, gotten more t shirts in or installed the damned shower!  But we did manage to survive the Main page without impaling anyone and I think everyone learned a thing or two along the way!

Thank you to everyone that has helped and supported us along the way!  Thank you to the few that have been with us from the beginning!  A special thank you to Zeb, Gretchen, Matty, and my beautiful Martina for working all those long hours for nothing.  Thank you so much for keeping the dream alive!  I look forward to the future, and think of the Henry Rollins quote, “My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud!”  We’re just getting warmed up!

On another note, please read “Solitude and Leadership,” by William Deresiewicz, I found it to be wonderful.  Here is an excerpt:

…That’s the first half of the lecture: the idea that true leadership means being able to think for yourself and act on your convictions. But how do you learn to do that? How do you learn to think? Let’s start with how you don’t learn to think. A study by a team of researchers at Stanford came out a couple of months ago. The investigators wanted to figure out how today’s college students were able to multitask so much more effectively than adults. How do they manage to do it, the researchers asked? The answer, they discovered-and this is by no means what they expected-is that they don’t. The enhanced cognitive abilities the investigators expected to find, the mental faculties that enable people to multitask effectively, were simply not there. In other words, people do not multitask effectively. And here’s the really surprising finding: the more people multitask, the worse they are, not just at other mental abilities, but at multitasking itself…Multitasking, in short, is not only not thinking, it impairs your ability to think. Thinking means concentrating on one thing long enough to develop an idea about it. Not learning other people’s ideas, or memorizing a body of information, however much those may sometimes be useful. Developing your own ideas. In short, thinking for yourself. You simply cannot do that in bursts of 20 seconds at a time, constantly interrupted by Facebook messages or Twitter tweets, or fiddling with your iPod, or watching something on YouTube…


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