Posted by Andy Petranek : Tuesday, Aug 29, 2006
Pull ups - probably the best known bodyweight exercise and "truthteller" regarding your upper body strength. Kip or no kip? The answer is a resounding "YES". What about grip? Get good at them all! How many pull ups can YOU do in 10 minutes?
Posted by Andy Petranek : Thursday, Aug 03, 2006
As many of you know, Saturday, September 30 is a very important day at Petranek Fitness and for CrossFit. On that day, we will be teaming up with Athletes for a Cure to host a nation-wide "Fight Gone Bad." CrossFit affiliates across the country, including Petranek Fitness, will participate in the FGB with one purpose: To support vital research to develop better treatments and ultimately a cure for prostate cancer.
Click here to donate or join our team!
FREE - FIGHT GONE BAD FRIDAY NIGHTS - 6:30pm for anyone registered! Call to reserve.
Let's make this Fight Gone Bad, a Fight Gone Good!
Posted by Andy Petranek : Monday, Jul 10, 2006
And the winner is... Rose Roman! Going head-to-head against Brent Forrester (both pictured right), Rose out-lasted everyone with a total time of 4:22, a 1 minute and 47 second improvement over her time 8 weeks ago. Click here for a gallery of pictures from the day. Thanks to Mike Matzdorff for taking all the pictures, and Lisa Fuson, for keeping great time!
The next challenge (also a fundraiser for the Prostate Cancer Foundation) will be the CrossFit classic workout "Fight Gone Bad."
The finals will take place on September 30. Join us!!
Posted by Andy Petranek : Saturday, Jun 17, 2006
So it's now officially summer, and there's never been a better time to get outside and try a new sport or get re-acquainted with one you used to do. I've tried a few things in the past couple of weeks - wakeboarding and rock climbing. I was a complete beginner to wakeboarding, as was obvious by my inability to stay up longer than about 20 seconds. I've had a lot of experience rock climbing, but it's been abouot 6 years since I've done it, and did it feel great! I went with Lisa, Becca and a few of her friends to an indoor climbing gym in West Los Angeles called Rockreation. Check out pictures of these latest adventures here.
Whatever you choose to do, make it fresh and fun and enjoy it with your friends!
Posted by Andy Petranek : Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Four of us from Petranek Fitness attended the most recent CrossFit Certification in Santa Cruz - along with 150 of our best friends. Lisa Fuson, Dan Ostlund, and Rob Roman are now "certifiably" CrossFit! Check out the photos here.
Posted by Andy Petranek : Monday, May 08, 2006
...and we have a winner! Winners, actually.
Taking 1st place ($300) for the guys was Mau Balvanera. At 165 lbs, he deadlifted this weight a whopping 57 times! This was a 27 rep increase from 6 weeks ago.
Runner up was John Kilker, who actually was the most improved - 33 reps to be exact!
For the women, Becca Borawski and Dawn Forrester split first prize ($210). Becca lifted 110 lbs 50 times, and Dawn improved by 19 reps!
The next challenge starts in 2 weeks - for details click here. Congratulations to all the competitors. For more pictures, click here.