Posted by Andy Petranek : Friday, Sep 01, 2006
How close to the ground are you when you jump out of your burpees? Get some air - practice anti-gravity!
5 rounds for time of:
30 24" box jumps
30 wall ball shots, 20# ball
Posted by Andy Petranek : Thursday, Aug 31, 2006
Nothing beats the torso strength and flexibility required to hold a weight overhead while dropping into a squat or lunge. Try it!
4 rounds for time of:
20 one arm overhead walking lunges
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!