Regional Team WOD #2

May 1st, 2012

Category: CrossFit

Regional Team WOD #2

Hi Chris and Amy,

I wanted to reach out and let you know that I miss CF Southie SO MUCH! I knew it was a fantastic place, however until I moved to Virginia and tried to find another box, I didn’t fully realize how spoiled I was with you guys. The first place I checked out down here didn’t have a group warm up, you just do it on your own, and then you do the WOD. A skill was thrown in at the end if you stuck around for it. I felt so deflated. (Not to mention the very low music – it felt like a strange library. Plus, in this huge space, there was not one ball for wall balls. I can imagine equipment is extremely expensive and respect that each box will be different, but may I please have a wall ball just to do them on my own in the corner as a sob inside that I miss Southie?!) The next place I checked out was a little better (the coach was very impressed by my deadlift form so thank you!!) but still, nothing like CF Southie, especially in terms of coaching. In addition, I didn’t fully appreciate that CF Southie is truly a group of elite athletes like NO OTHER. I knew the people I had the pleasure of CFing with were fantastic athletes. However, now that I have worked out in a few other boxes, it has become very apparent to me that you were not exaggerating in the least when you say CF Southie has elite athletes hence the L1/L2 classes for those starting out. (Ya, at the first few boxes I was very confused why I was one of the strongest for the WOD in the regular classes and I’m way out of shape at this point.)
In a nutshell, I can’t thank you enough for what you do. All the thought and preparation you put into the group warmups, the skills, strength, mobility, the WODs is appreciated. The equipment is appreciated. I truly got a little choked up when I walked into the places down here because I realized I wouldn’t find another CF Southie no matter how hard I tried because you guys are the best.
Well, I have a few other boxes to check out this week. Hopefully at least the taste in music is better. (How can people get pumped and workout in quiet is beyond me. But at this point that is the least of my concerns in finding a box down here.) Wish me luck and I’m definitely doing some drop ins when I am back in town.


Hang Power Clean

One time through
1000m row
25 Pistols (alternating/total)
15 Hang Cleans (225,135)

Level 3 (185,115)
Level 2 (135,95)
Level 1 (95,55)


  1. Donclay117 07/12/2012 at 3:39 am

    Here is the website to follow the CS Team this weekend in the Nationals

  2. Donclay117 07/12/2012 at 3:33 am

    I was on the LAX flight with the CS Team. They were headed to the CrossFit nationals in Los Angles scheduled for this weekend. I was sitting in a exit row by myself with all kinds of leg room when the big boy of the team showed up from CS. I said to him, “I was hoping for someone more petite”. He said the said the same thing 😉 AA gave a shout out before landing in LAX – Props to the AA crew.

  3. Arik124 05/02/2012 at 11:46 am

    HPC x 2: 230
    L3 (assisted pistols) 10:05

  4. jason barrow 05/02/2012 at 12:37 am

    Hang Power Clean: 165 x 2
    WOD: 10:20 (Scaling: 135#, see below for pistols)

    GOAT CHECKLIST: (very partial list)
    [ x ] Pistols

    Tonight I sat on a box and stood back up 25 times. Whether or not any of those reps resembled a pistol squat is up for debate.

  5. Brian Schurko 05/01/2012 at 1:50 pm

    Great energy in the less populated 6AM class. Where was everyone??

    Hang cleans: 250×2
    WOD: 11:37 Rx cleans/medicine ball pistols

    I feel sorry for those individual competitors who have to double that work load

  6. jason barrow 05/01/2012 at 2:08 am

    What impresses me most about Southie is the TIME MANAGEMENT during classes. In a regular class we are led through a long warmup. Not the same warmup every day, and not whatever random movements come to the coach’s mind, we get a well thought-out warmup to specifically loosen us up for that days movements. Then we have lengthy instruction on the day’s strength movements and anything that might come up in the WOD. We move onto the platforms and have ample time to get in all of our sets, even when sharing a platform. We go over the WOD again, have time to setup, and have enough time to perform the WOD. Even those like myself who like to reach for a harder scaling than they probably should has enough time.

    NOTHING ever feels rushed, and every one of our coaches has this magical ability to somehow slow down time when you walk into the box.

    As someone who trained elsewhere before coming to Southie and even spent time running classes for my friends, I’m always in awe of this. After class I’ll be at home thinking about everything we did and can’t believe that it was fit into an hour long class.

  7. Lindsay F 05/01/2012 at 1:10 am

    If it wasn’t for my dear friend Lauren answering my countless questions, and raving about the coaches, the box and everything else at CF Southie I’m not sure I would have had the guts to join. Lauren I miss you terribly but can’t thank you enough for getting me hooked on CF Southie!

  8. Kpritchett 05/01/2012 at 12:35 am

    I couldn’t agree more with Lauren! The coaching, community, class offerings, equipment, cleanliness, organization, encouragement and competitive nature at CFS is unmatched! BIG UPS to Crossfit Southie and all who make it THE BEST!!!