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Musings by wizened CrossFit masters. The posts written herein contain the combined knowledges of the Elders of Sandia CrossFit. (or maybe just the insane ramblings of Matt and Zach)

A picture shouldn’t say any words because they are inanimate and lack vocal cords

by on Wed, Nov 02 2011 10:30:00

Guess what?!?! After repeated insults about our website we have finally added some pictures! This has a lot more to do with us finally locating our camera charger and a lot less to do with the disparaging remarks about our web design, but hey – results!

I’m a really big fan of an overly-simplified home page so I’ve moved the pictures into their own page. You can access them at the link to the right. Shockingly, it’s the one that says pictures. We’ll try to keep them updated every couple of days, barring the loss of our camera charger again.

There are currently only a couple of photos up. This morning we had Jesse and Dylan doing an overhead carry with some pull-ups. I didn’t get any pain face I-just-want-this-to-be-over-before-I-embarrass-myself-by-curling-up-into-a-little-ball-and-crying-myself-unconscious looks on film (like I usually make when working out), but you can see the inside and outside of our facilities from these photos.

Dinosaurs

by on Wed, Oct 19 2011 10:28:00

The Mesozoic Era was a time-period roughly two hundred and fifty to sixty five million years ago. This era is frequently described as the age of dinosaurs. Dinosaurs were huge reptilian killing machines which are thought to have been wiped out in a mass extinction event occurring sometime at the end of the Cretaceous Period. There is no definite cause to the disappearance of dinosaurs but we at Sandia CrossFit have a theory. Dinosaurs are simply hiding – behind bushes, in your backseat, and around corners. They are waiting patiently until their carefully cultivated crop of food is plump, complacent, and ready for eatin’. Dinosaurs will eat you like little mammal popcorn shrimp.

Now we’re not saying that a dinosaur feast of juicy humans is inevitable. What we’re saying is that you should be ready in case dinosaurs try to eat you. Think of it this way: how will you respond if a Tyrannosaurus jumps out of a dark alley with a knife, fork, and an “I scream for people” bib wrapped around his neck? Will you be too out of shape to do anything other than climb on to his platter and whine about being devoured alive or will you wrestle him to the ground and force carrots into his disproportionately large mouth (dinosaurs hate carrots)?

Don’t get caught being eaten by death-lizards. Come in for a few free sessions.

location

by on Fri, Sep 16 2011 10:26:00

It recently came to my attention that our location wasn’t very accessible on this site. I’ve added a new tab to the right for your viewing pleasure. Right over there. To the right. The one that says location. Cliiiiick iiiiit….

Our Pyramid Scheme

by on Wed, Aug 24 2011 02:06:00

Yesterday a friend of mine told me CrossFit sounded like a pyramid scheme - people involved in it rave about it but refuse to give you specifics on what exactly is involved in the program.  I thought this made a lot of sense and thought I'd add a quick post addressing the weird attitude of members of the CrossFit community.  The primary reason nobody attempts to describe CrossFit is because of the natural variability inherent to the program.  If we could quantify CrossFit as 20 pullups, 15 deadlifts, and 100 push-ups daily it would certainly make our lives easier.  This simply isn't the case though.  Every day most of the affiliates throughout the world are programming a different workout of the day.  Each of these workouts have the potential to be completely unique from one another with different exercises, times, repetitions, weights, or rounds assigned by the trainers.  Some of these workouts will never be repeated, others are staple benchmarks done every couple of months.  So the question 'what do you do in a CrossFit class' is almost impossible to answer with a straight answer.  We don't mean to sound like a pyramid scheme or a telemarketer or an infomercial but we simply don't have any other answer than 'it's great, it'll help you accomplish your physical goals, come try it.'  

On an unrelated note, we want to put up pictures but we need to find the cord for the camera.

All Opened Up

by on Wed, Aug 17 2011 02:05:00

Our walls are painted, the pull-up bar is all welded up and we actually have a sign to cover the existing "Itchin' 2 Dance" placard outside.  As most of the manual labor is complete we'll have more time to update the site.  Oh yeah, we're open and offering classes now too!

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