Gear for Grunts: A Success

Dec 22nd, 2011

Category: CrossFit

Gear for Grunts: A Success

Happy Holidays CrossFit Southie – I hope all enjoyed our present to you in the form of the “12 Days of CF Southie” WOD!

I know with 100% certainty the Marines receiving your donations from our Gear for Grunts drive will be ecstatic when all the gear reaches them. As of right now, all of your donations are on their way over to Afghanistan to three infantry platoons of Marines who will be grateful for your generosity. Each platoon will receive approximately 100lbs of gear in the form of hand warmers, batteries, baby wipes, magazines, dip (yes, the tobacco dip), coffee, beef jerky, socks, and numerous other snacks; all critical items for mission accomplishment and troop welfare. When we were finished packing up the boxes at the post office, there were two huge packages for each platoon. Needless to say, your generosity over the past few weeks has been humbling to witness and on behalf of all of the staff at CrossFit Southie, I would like to offer a heartfelt thank you. Personally, this means a lot as three of my closest friends and their Marines will be the direct beneficiaries of your kindness. I seriously cannot thank all of you enough for making this drive an overwhelming success.

Happy Holidays and Semper Fidelis

Skin the Cats/ Ball ups/Levers/ Double unders

20 Front Squat (165/110)
40 TTB
60 Swings (2/1.5)
80 double unders

L3 (155/105)
L2 (135/95) (1.5/1)
L1 (95/65) (1/.5

These front squats should be heavy.  Pick a weight were you can get more than four but no more than 10.  For the T2B, fight for every rep.  Toes must touch the bar.  For scaling the T2B, pick a challenging scale (knees2elbows, knees2Armpits, knees2chest)  No kipping will be allowed on knees to armpits and knees and to chest.


  1. nicole 12/23/2011 at 1:31 pm

    woohoo! worked it solo in the 7:30 class! NEVER could have made it through without Aaron playing the role of cheerleader! thanks Aaron!
    85 of the front squats
    knees to chest
    .75 swings
    100 for the DUs but aaron had me do 5 singles, 1 DU and so on
    Happy Holidays CFS!!!

  2. Sonny 12/23/2011 at 4:37 am

    17:20 RX everything but the bell. I fear the 2 pood, but not next time!!!

  3. maze 12/23/2011 at 2:21 am

    Thanks again guys for all your generosity and support! You guys ROCK!

  4. Jeff Sully 12/23/2011 at 12:53 am

    15:55 RX

    Singles…enough said haha

  5. Bish 12/23/2011 at 12:23 am

    8:33 RX

    Death by KB Swings!

  6. sarahp 12/23/2011 at 12:08 am

    agreed, joe! we have something special going on over here!

    10:52 rx
    those KB swings were BRUTAL.

  7. Joe 12/22/2011 at 6:26 pm

    I love this community’s dedication to our troops. Next month one of my best friends is heading over to Afghanistan for one year so this definitely gave me a ton of ideas for things to send over for him and his buddies.

    15:11 rx; took way too much time to get through those swings.

  8. Crowley 12/22/2011 at 1:53 pm

    Nice work Maze!

    WOD: 11:20 rx

  9. DBibeau 12/22/2011 at 3:41 am

    As a veteran myself. I say….With MUCH respect Maze, thanks for setting all this up! you have no idea how happy it makes me feel!! Happy Holidays to all!!!!!

  10. Sonny 12/22/2011 at 3:08 am

    As a Marine combat Veteran myself I know how much of a big deal it is to recieve these packages from my friends and family stateside. It makes me extremely proud to be part of a community who has selflessly donated their efforts, time, money, and items to this cause. Thank you Crossfit Southie and to everyone who donated this holiday season. YOU ROCK! Happy Holidays! ~Sonny