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Southwest Regionals- WOD 4- #205 Snatch Ladder.mov

SICFIT: Friday Night Lights Presented by CrossFit Scottsdale 12.1.mov

CrossFit Scottsdale Plans For the Open

CrossFit Games Open – Friday Night Lights: Week 3

Friday Night Lights: 2011 CrossFit Games Qualifiers

Luke Kayyem of CrossFit Scottsdale "Courage Games" 4th place

The CrossFit Games are the ultimate test of fitness. It’s a grueling multi-day competition in which the world’s fittest athletes compete in a variety of workouts. What are the workouts? Each year they change, and the details of them are not announced until a couple days before the event. This means that all year long, the athletes are training for a competition whose format is almost completely a mystery.

Furious Fundraiser

Team CrossFit Scottsdale will be at CrossFit Fury for the fourth annual Furious Fundraiser Saturday at 0800. All proceeds will benefit fallen Phoenix police officer Travis Murphy. If you would like to come support your fellow CrossFit Scottsdale students we would love to have you. Competitors, the truck is leaving the gym at 0600. Please be ready to go in your classic black CrossFit Scottsdale gear. Make sure you bring everything you may need– jump rope, tape, shoes, and coolers loaded. GET READY TEAM! Time to have Nothing but a Good Time!

“Fight Gone Bad VI”…A Competition for a Cause

CrossFit Scottsdale will be participating in the national event “Fight Gone Bad”. In the first four editions of the Fight Gone Bad fundraising event, CrossFit Affiliates have raised more than $2 million. In 2009, over 5,200 people participated, raising more than $1.1 million for the charities. In 2010, over $1.5 million was raised! Fight Gone Bad 5 took place at more than 500 CrossFit affiliates throughout the world and benefitted Wounded Warrior Project, LIVESTRONG, and CrossFit Foundation.

We invite you all to come out and give it your all, push yourselves in tribute and  for a great cause by participating in the 6th Annual “Fight Gone Bad” at CrossFit Scottsdale. We will be holding the event as a free challenge for our students in true CrossFit Scottsdale form. There will be advanced, intermediate and beginner sign-up sheets in the gym. To donate visit  www.fgb6.com.  Right now you can do something about it. You can make a difference.

“Fight Gone Bad”
Complete as many reps as possible of each movement for 1-min
Wall Ball(20/14#)
Sumo-Deadlift Hight Pull(75/55#)
Box Jump(20″)
Push Press(75/55#)
Row(calories)

1 DAY, 1 Workout, 1 Purpose

The Helen Challenge – AZ Summer Style

It’s that time of year again!  Get ready for the next CrossFit Scottsdale Challenge: Helen with a slight twist because it’s summer in Arizona!  Helen is a classic CrossFit Girls workout that is 3 rounds of a 400m run, 21 kettlebell swings, and 12 pull-ups.  So instead of melting outdoors, we will be rowing instead in cool, air-conditioned comfort!

The CrossFit Scottsdale Challenges are an excellent opportunity to push yourself and really see how quickly you can become stronger, faster, and fitter.  If you have never competed in a challenge, it is an AMAZING experience and something that will boost your fitness level for sure.  Prelims are Saturday July 16th and Finals are 6 weeks later on Saturday August 27th.  Prizes will be awarded to top male and top female in each of the 4 categories, as well as most improved.  The cost is only $30 and is an investment in yourself
We will be doing 3 rounds of 500m row, 21 kettlebell swings, and 12 pull-ups.  The standards and weights are as follows:

  Elite:  Men – 75# KB, chest-to-bar pull-ups; Women – 55# KB, chin over bar pull-ups

  Rx:  Men – 55# KB, chin over bar pull-ups; Women – 35# KB, chin over bar pull-ups

  Intermediate:  Men – 35# KB, blue-band pull-ups; Women – 25# KB, green-band pull-ups

  Beginner:  Men 35# KB, jumping-swinging pull-ups; Women – 25# KB, jumping-swinging pull-ups

Check out the Standards video below.  Get ready for a great time.  Cheer your friends, invite your family, and leave it all on the floor.  We are a school of elite fitness, and now is your time to show off what you’ve learned.  3-2-1-go!

Wonder Women

Her words carry weight that would break less amazing women’s legs. She’s won trophies for her game face alone, she has a real job, women want to be like her, men want to be with her,
“She is the fittest women in Arizona and Her name is Coach Melissa “Mel” Einbinder”.

Exactly one year ago Mel showed up for an evening class and as she jumped up on the pull up bar to Kip the room went silent… Who the “F” was that? As the gossip started and stories of her working for Cirque Du Soliel and Zumanity circled the gym I asked her to try out for our Regional team the following night. Not only did she show up but she beat some of our boys and made the team.

As a former Division 1 track athlete at Georgia Tech Mel found CrossFit Las Vegas and through a series of transitions in her career as an Engineer made the move to Scottsdale and found us. After Regional’s in 2010 we sat down and discussed what the next year would look like with training, programming and her goal of making Regional’s as an individual. Mel started competing as well in local competitions and Won the Rx challenge, Won the Hammer by a landslide and beat everyone men included in Friday Night lights. It wasn’t until the end of February at the Southwest Throwdown that Mel did not come in 1st place and her 5th place finish behind some serious BEAST’s made her realize she needed to work on some things before the open. Mel started working the Olympic Lifts and integrated the Performance Menu, then she began two a days (after a 12 hour work shift) and lifting her least favorite movements the front squat & squat clean. She was becoming the quintessential athlete and always stayed humble.

Mel’s single handed performance…
at the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games Southwest Regional’s was epic, amazing, and unbelievable. She never once questioned her size or skills. She knew she was prepared for anything and she was gaining confidence going into Day 3. Mel actually got better as the weekend continued while beating out some of the biggest names in CrossFit to WIN the title of “Fittest Women in Arizona”.

 

Congratulations to you Coach Mel your hard work, dedication and sportsmanship are well deserved and much appreciated from all of us at CrossFit Scottsdale.

 

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