The Season of Giving- Help me Help Rob

Dec 6th, 2019

Category: CrossFit

The Season of Giving- Help me Help Rob

Schedule Update: There will be no babysitting this weekend. We apologize for the inconvenience! Joelle will be back next week.

Over the past 9.5 years we have been able to use our amazing community as an outlet to help others. In 2013 we were able to raise $30,000 for the Richard family after the bombings, and after Pat P’s cancer diagnosis we raised $80,000 to help relieve the burden of his medical expenses in the year before he passed. No matter the cause big or small you all step up, it makes this place even more special. 

Some of you may know that Michelle, one of my best friends, husband Rob was in a tragic accident this summer and is now paralyzed from the waist down. They have 3 young kids and Rob ran his own construction company. After the accident we were able to raise 100k through a Go Fund Me page to help assist them in paying down their mortgage and to buy them some time to figure out life on one teacher’s salary.  

Rob is super determined and refuses to surrender to his diagnosis. He has been traveling 3 times per week from Plymouth, MA up to Portsmouth, NH to go to a gym called Project Walk. They do amazing work there and Rob has been absolutely crushing it. The cost is a lot, it’s over $2000/month, but it’s what he needs right now. 

Now I am getting to the part about why I need you. Since we just acquired all of this new equipment I would like to use some of it to outfit a gym for Rob in his garage. The one thing we need to buy is a Ski Erg. With shipping Ski Ergs are about $850.00. I will be collecting donations at the desk and at the Christmas party this weekend. If you prefer Venmo please send any donations to @amygosler with the comment “For Rob”. On Saturday, December 21st we will also be doing a “dry tri”. The cost to participate will be $20 and all of the money raised will go towards the ski erg. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this! A ski erg to us is a great machine to throw into the mix, but for Rob it is really the only true adaptive piece of cardio equipment he can use. Together we can make Rob’s Christmas special and full of Ski Erg WODs! Any amount helps.

Warm-up
Partner Up!
60/50 Calorie Row as a team (athletes check clock to make sure it takes less than 4:00)

Then

P1 – 15 Wall Ball
P2 – Behind the neck Snatch grip Push Press
Switch

P1 – 10 BB Muscle Snatch
P2 – Handstand Hold
Switch

Partner WOD
2 Rounds
In 5 Minutes Complete
60/50 Calorie Row*
Then AMRAP
Handstand Push-ups

Rest 1 Minute

In 5 Minutes Complete
60/50 Calorie Row
Then AMRAP
Wallballs

Rest 1 Minute

In 5 Minutes Complete
60/50 Calorie Row
Then AMRAP
Power Snatches (115,75)

Rest 1 Minute

Level 2- 50/40 Cal Row, 95,55
Level 1- 40/30 cal row, 75,45

Handstand push-up sub- seated DB strict press

*should have a minimum of 60 seconds to accumulate reps

Extra Work
40/30 Calorie Ski
10 Sandbag Over Shoulder (140/90)
600M Run
10 Sandbag Over Shoulder
40/30 Calorie Bike
10 Sandbag Over Shoulder