The End and New Beginnings

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Is it true that for something to begin, something else must end? Maybe not literally, but end in the manner and form that it once took? Three years ago, when Zeb first walked into the doors at CrossFit Los Angeles, he was already a rope-climbing master and a relatively new student of Olympic weightlifting. His experience with 80% of the things we do in CrossFit was extremely limited. And then something happened – he got bitten by the CrossFit bug. He became a CrossFit Journal and video junkie, he attended as many CFLA classes as his schedule would allow, he visited as many other CrossFit Affiliates as he could, he started living, eating and breathing CrossFit. To this day, he remains one of the most dedicated followers of CrossFit, and students of the method, participating, studying, and training with a passion that can only come from an internal fire that burns deep within his soul.

Just the other day, Zeb informed me that he is going to start teaching CrossFit, stepping outside of his comfort zone, moving from the student to the instructor side… and doing so outside of his home here at CFLA. Though some might see Zeb’s move as a loss, I see it as a big step forward for the growth of Zeb and the future growth of CrossFit (which is great for us all!) On top of that, I don’t think I could possibly be prouder or happier! My ultimate success as a teacher, and the ultimate expression of a student’s commitment and practice is to pass on the tradition, methods, techniques they’ve learned – and I can’t think of a person more ready to do that than Zeb. He is, and will always be, a welcome part of our CFLA family!


Today’s Workout

“Fight Gone Wild”

In this version of “FGB,” scale the weight down from your normal weight to one lower weight class. Practice perfect form and speed in reps. Let’s see what kind of WILD score can you get at a LOWER weight?

Three rounds of:
Sumo deadlift high-pull
Box Jump: 20″ box

In this workout you move from each of five stations at the end of 60 seconds, going for max reps at each station. The clock does not reset or stop between exercises. On call of “rotate”, the athletes must move to next station immediately for best score. At the end of each round, take a 1 minute rest.One point is given for each rep, except on the rower where each calorie is one point.

Class A: (n/a for this workout)
Class B: 55# SDLHP & Push-press, 14# wall ball
Class C: 35# SDLHP & Push-press, 8# wall ball
Class D: (for this workout) – 25# SDLHP & Push-press, 6# wall ball



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