Maintaining Equipment

Oct 24th, 2011

Category: CrossFit

Maintaining Equipment

As CrossFitters we hold ourselves to standards. Whether those standards involve achieving the proper points of performance for movements during a WOD or upholding a strict paleo or zone diet, we take pride in upholding them.

We also need to hold ourselves to a high standard when it comes to maintaining our equipment. When we fail to take care of our equipment it not only costs money, but more importantly it takes away valuable training resources that take time to replace; leaving less equipment for all our athletes to utilize. Additionally, failing to maintain our equipment can create an unsafe environment. As a staff, we maintain a weekly schedule of cleaning and maintaining our equipment. However, is it up to all of us on a daily basis to do this as well.

A few important points that all of us must adhere to when maintaining our equipment after workouts:

1.  If you take it out, put it back. I.e. strip your bars, put the weights in their proper stack, take your bands off the pull-up structure and put medicine balls and abmats back on the shelves. Cleaning up after yourself 101.

2.  If you bleed on bars, medicine balls, or any equipment in general: WIPE YOUR BLOOD OFF AFTER THE WOD. We have Clorox wipes and orange cleaner in both spaces. Failing to do this is a health hazard to all of our members. It’s very difficult as a staff to see everyone who bleeds on their equipment. Clean up after yourself.

3.  DO NOT tie knots in the jump ropes to shorten their length. Take the time to find the right length rope. Tying a knot in them damages the rope and makes them break faster.

4.  Wipe down your medicine balls and abmats after use – Clorox wipes and orange cleaner, do it.

5.  Do not drop/slam the 10 and 15 pound plates unless you have to bail out of a lift. These plates are delicate and break very easily if we keep throwing them down from the overhead position. Take the extra second to put it down properly.

6.  DO NOT write on the floor in chalk. As all have seen, we now have small white boards to keep track of rounds and reps. They are by the main white boards – use them.

As a community, we want to ensure that our equipment is clean and safe for all our athletes to use. Please take the extra time to follow these guidelines in order to keep our equipment in working order and preserve its integrity for all of our athletes.


20 Shoulder to Overhead (155/105)
40 Burpee Lateral Jumps

You may partition the shoulder to overheads and burpee lateral jumps anyway you would like.
Shoulder to Overhead should be heavy! about 80-85% of the 1rm you worked up to in the push jerk

Level 2 (135,95)
Level 1 (95, 65)
ADV (185/115)


  1. lil John 10/25/2011 at 4:02 pm

    Push Jerk 225# PR Dice, thanks for the pep talk!!

    7:24 RX

  2. Dice 10/25/2011 at 3:07 pm

    The cold weather’s coming in and peeps are getting AFTER it. The energy in there yesterday was on fire. It’s a pleasure to be a part of it.

  3. Gambee 10/25/2011 at 12:57 pm

    Push Jerk: 205 x 1
    WOD: 10:21 ADV

  4. Arik 10/25/2011 at 1:57 am

    Before Allen Iverson talked about PRACTICE 23 times in 4 minutes, he spent 15 years practicing. Better get started…

    3 x 3 HSPU w/ 1 Ab Mat

    Push Jerk 2 – 2 – 2 – 1 – 1 – 1
    135 – 155 – 175 – 185 – 195 – 205 (fail)

    20 Push Jerk @ 155
    40 Burpee Lateral Jumps
    Thanks Amy 😛

    3 Ring Dips on the minute for 13 minutes

  5. Joe B 10/25/2011 at 1:27 am

    Push Jerk: 133 lbs PR!
    WOD 9:41

    Burpees are evil, they seem so simple, but after 30 of them, ouch!

  6. boyson 10/25/2011 at 1:21 am

    Push Jerk: 245lbs, 20lb PR son
    WOD:5:37 RX

    Cant wait for the pubbbb crawllllllllll!

  7. James S. 10/25/2011 at 12:28 am

    Push Jerk: 205# PR! Failed at 215 twice…I couldn’t get under it quick enough

    WOD: 8:22 Started @ 155# but had to drop to 135# after 8 reps. Surprisingly the burpees weren’t that bad…stilled gassed at the end though.

    Congrats Amy, Goose, Andrea, and Maze for representing…

  8. sarahp 10/25/2011 at 12:19 am

    push jerk – 155 PR!
    WOD – 7:10 ADV

    never thought i’d say a workout with 40 burpees was fun…but it was.

  9. DBibeau 10/25/2011 at 12:00 am

    Maze and Aaron thanks for the technical support today! and Amy for the “no rep” ;-(

    fun work out…love it every day more and more!!!

  10. Andrea 10/24/2011 at 9:09 pm

    Amy, Goose, and Maze were the best teammates I could have had for my first competition! It was an honor representing Southie with them! I had trouble (and by saying “trouble” I am being nice about it) during my toes to bar portion of the WOD and they were so supportive!!
    I LOVED competing and cannot wait to get back to the gym and start training for the next competition! The weekend was amazing, and it was fantastic competing with so many great athletes. Thanks for all the support!

  11. sarahp 10/24/2011 at 5:42 pm

    huge congrats to you guys! YEAH ANDREA!


    (that is me doing an insanely awesome arsenio hall style fist pump at my desk right now)

  12. Goose 10/24/2011 at 4:27 pm

    40+ teams competed over the weekend and we finished 9th in the Rx division. Some high skill movement in the last WOD gave a us a little bit of trouble which dropped us down quite a bit, but it was a good learning experience and the weekend as a whole was a super good time. I couldn’t be prouder of my team, especially of Andrea, in her first ever competition! Southie Garage Games on the way in just 3 weeks. Competitors make sure to work those weaknesses before then, they’re bound to show up at some point.

  13. jaime 10/24/2011 at 1:53 pm

    Push Jerk 130×1 PR!
    WOD 8:02 ADV

  14. Sean 10/24/2011 at 12:22 pm

    Push jerk: 205×1

    WOD: 6:50 w/165

    This one was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be!

  15. Mr. Chacho 10/24/2011 at 12:36 am

    I also want an update! I saw Again Faster post a pic of Amy crushing pistols but how did it go?

  16. Jason R. Dionne 10/24/2011 at 12:06 am

    So, how did the Games go? I can only imagine that y’all kicked some booty! I hope that it was a blast! We missed you, and we look forward to seeing y’all tomorrow (after you have slept for a good twelve hours, I am sure).