Bay Area Affiliate Throwdown: Saturday May 24 at 10am

Apr 29th, 2008

Bay Area Affiliate Throwdown: Saturday May 24 at 10am


Just a reminder…in preparation for the CrossFit Games this summer, we’ll be hosting a workout at CFO for all comers from the Bay Area on Saturday, May 24 at 10am.

The workout will be a hopper-style workout that won’t be known until right before the WOD.

CrossFit One World and Diablo CrossFit are just a couple of the Bay Area affiliates who have already expressed interest and/or confirmed their participation.

Post to comments if you plan on taking part in our affiliate throwdown.

DISCUSSION 32 Comments

  1. Brandon B. April 29, 2008 at 4:37 am

    I think that we should have a Muscle Milk Consumption Seminar in order to adequately prepare for the Regional Throwdown. Because nobody wants to look like this guy.

  2. Brad Greenlee April 29, 2008 at 4:37 am

    I’m definitely in. But will someone explain “hopper-style”, or do I have to post the Blue Velvet clip again?

  3. Jonathan April 29, 2008 at 5:09 am

    One week after my cert. Bring it on!

    doesn’t hopper style mean it’s gonna suck?

  4. Mike Minium April 29, 2008 at 6:01 am

    Hopper-style simply means that the number of rounds, reps, and exercises will be drawn from a hopper, meaning that the workout will be nearly random and highly unpredictable.

  5. austinb April 29, 2008 at 7:27 am


    CrossFit Unlimited(Milpitas) is in. I sent you an email a couple weeks ago. Must not have got it. We’ll see you there. You guys need us to bring anything??

  6. Patrick April 29, 2008 at 8:17 am

    Everything about this makes me very happy, except that I’m going to have to start attempting to zone again…anybody want to be my zone coach/personal chef?

  7. Nabil April 29, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    AustinB (CrossFit Unlimited)-
    Just make sure that you bring your “A” Game.

  8. daniel April 29, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    I’m sorry to say that I am going to miss the Affiliate Throwdown.
    Apparently my girlfriend thought that I would rather go see the Lion King on Broadway that day. WTF! If anyone has a copy of the Disney version that I could borrow then maybe I can watch that with her instead and delay the trip an extra day???

    But don’t worry Brandon. I packed two Muscle Milks in my lunch today! MUSCLE MILK!!!!

  9. Mike Minium April 29, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    For those of you interested in alternatives for today’s WOD, here are all the choices:

    1. Run 5k

    2. Row 5k

    3. 200m walking overhead lunges w/ 1/3 bodyweight

    4. Every minute on the minute, do the following: 10 box jumps & 10 kb swings. See how many rounds you can last.

    5. Every minute on the minute, do the following: 6 power cleans & 10 clapping push-ups. See how many rounds you can last.

    6. Every minute on the minute, do the following: 10 ball slams, 12 jumping squats, 3 HSPU. See how many rounds you can last.

    And if you want to run the lake for the 5k, that’s totally fine. We won’t be doing an official trip out there today, so you’ll need to self-time if that’s the route you want to go.

  10. Tom C April 29, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Everything about this makes me very happy, except that I’m going to have to start attempting to zone again…anybody want to be my zone coach/personal chef?


    The Zone is a lie. Don’t do it. Consuming adequate amounts of protein, fat, and carbohydrate is a sure fire way to decrease your athletic performance. Vegetables? Vegetables are for prey. Alpha males do not eat vegetables. If you want extreme athletic performance, you need to follow an extreme diet. It is widely known among elite athletes that consuming 90% of your calories from lard will double your 1 RM squat in less than 4 weeks. This is backed up by numerous studies.

    Good luck with the Zone, man. It’s actually pretty easy once you get going with it. After a while it becomes a bit strange to eat any other way.

  11. Brandon April 29, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    “Just make sure to bring your A Game.” God Damn that gets me excited. I think I am now over my post CFO Throwdown depression and ready to recommit myself to a life of watching videos featuring AllisonNYC and her baby boiler (AKA Santa Barbara six-pack) attempting weighted pull-ups.

  12. Brandon April 29, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Mike(or anyone else that knows the answer)-

    What is the 5K Route?

  13. TomC April 29, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Those that haven’t read Chad’s most recent blog entry should do so without delay. It is pure gold. I cannot adequately describe how funny it is.

  14. Nabil April 29, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Daniel you can’t be serious?!! Really, seriously you can’t be! While you’re there why don’t you just stop by Johns Hopkins University and donate your nuts to science… clearly you have no use for them anymore. Both you and Candance are required to be there! Seriously Candance we need you to help represent the ladies! For the love of god, I’m gonna neglect a month of triathlon training to prepare for this! Do you know what kind of sacrafice that entails? Sharing a swim lane with a speedo wearing 45 year old man who insists on making our privates do a high five each time we pass by each other, not to mention, spending hours at a time on a bike with a seat so small and uncomfortable I would absolutely show the signs of “forceful entry” if I was examined by a rape specialist.

    Its the pancake breakfast, you’ll be there.

  15. Nicole Okumu April 29, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    I’m with Nabil. re-schedule, re-arrange, re-do…you guys know you want a piece of Freddy and Co.!

  16. jp April 29, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    featuring AllisonNYC and her baby boiler

    I’d say, after watching today’s video, it’s now a toddler boiler.

    PHOLE – I’m zoning RIGHT now. Send me a private message if you want to know how.

  17. Nicole Okumu April 29, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    also joining the fun:

    CF San Fran
    FIT-Saul Jimenez and Crew
    CF East Bay
    CF Unlimited

    Talk to me if you don’t yet have a CFO T-shirt to wear to the event!

  18. jp April 29, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    I actually just started my own affiliate late last night called Crossfit JohnPerrings “Forging Pretty Elite Fitness.” We train on Treasure Island. My group will be there.

  19. casey April 29, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    nabil, you are one hilarious motherf**r

  20. Mike Minium April 29, 2008 at 8:07 pm


    The urban 5k route is running to Adeline & Fairview (right before Ashby BART) and back.

  21. Nabil April 29, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Freakin AMAZING!

  22. lb April 29, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    I am down for the throw down.

    My plan right now is to sabotage the other teams by using their equipment, getting in their way, and talking major shit. I figure that I will not be able to contribute with amazing athletic ability, but I do know how to stir shit and generally be an annoyance. …and THAT is the service I will do CFO at the throw down. But I am need to start training, like, right now. See you guys in the gym tonight 😉

  23. Nabil April 29, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    I’ve had a few hours to think about it and potentially cool down, but I’m fucking pissed that you guys are currently planning on not being at the regional throwdown. This makes me more upset than the recent scandal with the filthy Miley Cirus/Hannah Montana photos. With all this stress I’m gonna need to refill my prescription for Ambien. The only positive for that is one of its side effects. It really is listed as one of the side effects of the drug, I’ve given it to girls when they stay the night, then I lay there all night with my fingers crossed… no luck yet.

    I would like to apologize for using the “F” word in this post. I’ve never used it in a post before but I was just really upset this time. Clearly if I spent a little more time, and perhaps taken a few deep breaths I could have come up with an alternative for the word “f*lthy” such as “inappropriate”.

    I am truely ashamed. With that said, Laura, could you post something really vulgar so I can feel better about myself? Thanks!

  24. daniel April 29, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    I nominate Nabil for Golden Post of the Month!
    I’m speachless. F-ing AMAZING!

  25. brad gilliatt April 29, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    LB – that’s some pretty smart strategery. I’ll do my part by dropping off copious amounts of premium spirits, complete with mixers. Hopefully, by the time the throwdown rolls around they’ll feel like I do right now.


  26. L April 29, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Nabil, you said that you would, “absolutely show the signs of forceful entry if (you were) examined by a rape specialist.” Stop your bitching! That is how it goes with the strap-on dildos. And by the way, it totally does not count as a substitute for Fran–I asked Glassman myself.

    …you asked for it

  27. Michael A. April 30, 2008 at 12:25 am

    Hey I was helping a couple of burly looking semi-professional movers move a friend of mine out of a third floor apartment yesterday. They were ashamed to take a break before I did, and even though I slowed down on the stair climbs for their sake, they soon were pouring with sweat and looked like they were about to cardiac arrest. I took a break with them rather than risk a medical emergency. I guess crossfit does work!

    That said I’ll be cheerleading at the affiliate throwdown – not quite ready to participate, yet. :-)

  28. Jonathan April 30, 2008 at 12:39 am

    I second the notion that Daniel and Candace both have to be there. I mean, come on. the lion king? seriously? as for Tom’s comments about the zone (the serious ones), I too find it odd now if I don’t eat a balanced meal. If someone says “let’s get pizza” my first thoughts are “how am I going to offset that with enough protein?” I know, it’s sad, but that’s how it goes.

    Michael, I also had a good moving experience the other day. My neighbor paid me $5 and 2 free Peet’s coffee coupons to move this gigantic TV from her truck into her apartment. I just bear-hugged it. I felt pretty good about it, and I got free coffee and a fiver to boot!

  29. Nabil April 30, 2008 at 2:51 am

    Malibu Rum is only considered a premium spirit to the 16 year old girls who ride along in your X3.

    Wow! You’re right I asked for it, and you definitely gave it to me. Your eloquence is breath taking!

  30. Nabil April 30, 2008 at 3:04 am

    I know we aren’t neighbors or anything, but if you are willing to drive to Walnut Creek you could have another “good moving experience” where you help me move my gigantic, lets call it “TV” from my, lets call it “truck” or Levi’s, into an “apartment” or an empty dark space. Just make sure you bear-hug really tight. I promise you’ll feel pretty good about it. And just to boot I’ll throw in a $3.68 Coinstar Voucher, and some lightly used coffee grounds.

    Also, if you could keep this between you and me, I haven’t told my parents anything about this “TV” and stuff like that. I don’t think they would understand, and they might disown me.

  31. Jonathan April 30, 2008 at 5:21 am

    ah, Nabil. I thought you’d never ask.

  32. brad gilliatt April 30, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Nabil –

    Just keep your 16 year old bf’s away from my….

    oh, I can’t do this….

    Nabil did bring up a great point. The X3 is still on sale, significantly discounted.