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Kurtis, Jim, Lisa and Kim all have the 4 masters qualifier workouts to do this weekend. They'll be doing them throughout the weekend, beginning with "Amanda" tonight. I'll post "go" times on the facebook page and if you'd like to... Continue reading
Posted 14 minutes ago at Rainier CrossFit
Some of have this meats and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, no sugar thing all dialed in. Some of us find it harder that launching ourselves into space. There has been some interest at RCF in joining... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rainier CrossFit
Your Sunday reading form the NYT today: "It’s possible that some of us are born not to run. According to an eye-opening new genetics study of lab rats,published in The Journal of Physiology, the motivation to exercise — or not... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Rainier CrossFit
Friends and family welcome today! Todays Saturday Suck is a specially designed team workout so that your non-CrossFitting friends can have a little taste of what we do. If you're a veteran, you can team with someone else and we'll... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rainier CrossFit
Say Hi to Jess, whose consistency over the past few months is paying off in better technique and some serious strength gains. Word is getting out but I want to remind you guys that NON-CROSSFITTING friends are welcome and encouraged... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rainier CrossFit
I sat down with an old friend today who is "young" in her journey as a CrossFit owner. It got me thinking, what would I tell my 10 year younger self, the one that was on the verge of opening... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
Waiting for the 3-21.... On Saturday march 22nd, a mudslide killed at least 33 people and 13 are still listed as missing. Like so many times, our hearts hurt and we feel helpless. This is Heika's hometown, her friends. A... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
Ask Jim how he "gives" of his time and expertise. You'll get goosebumps. I go the coolest email this morning. It's the standard "We've received a donation in your name" email from FRAXA. I get a lot of them around... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
(repost from 2009. Remember when we could see the mountain?) I believe CrossFit is about people and relationships. Fitness comes as a result of having great people and solid relationships in a place where the right tools are available. A... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
Spend a couple minutes on breakfast today. This guy (MD, younger than Doogie Howser) is spot on about your first meal of the day. The Terrors of Skipping Breakfast Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
Kim keeps her feet flat during the "dip" portion of the push press. Seems my threat to throw medicine balls at you might have worked... You know whats hard for me? When we put a movement like the push-press into... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
"Better than yesterday" You've heard it. It's one of those things people say or put on shirts to mean they're working toward something and they're closer today than ever. Or does it just mean that you didn't screw yesterday up... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
If I have one piece of advice for affiliate owners, it's this: love your athletes. Be completely enamored with them. Learn their kids names, where they go on vacation, and the results of their last bloodwork. And CARE. Care about... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
RCF will be closed Saturday April 5th as we host a CF-L1 seminar. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
Since I don't have a really great way of getting regional volunteer information to the masses I will do it here as I need to. I'm getting a lot of the same questions so if you're a regional volunteer, would... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
Just a few remaining RCFers who need to do 14.5 today and then it's over for another year. Be sure to submit your (correct, Kyle!) scores before 5pm today. After today, the leaderboard will still shuffle around. The top athletes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
So many of you know the story- a week before the Opens Jackie comes off the rope and breaks her ankle when she lands on the tail of it. Now we all know Jackie hates box jumps but it was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
I love the Opens, I do. For 5 weeks this excitement and energy takes over the gym. It's all we talk about, it engulfs us, we eat and breathe this thing. Thursdays are spent with predictions and butterflies. Saturdays are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
for stretching, mobility, and mashing. You're going to use every part you've got tomorrow in 14.5 So here they are, thrusters and burpees. Together. A match made in ...??? The clock doesn't stop until you do so the trick is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
Sean's got a great overhead position and Kurtis isn't afraid of the camera... 14.5 (I just typed 15.5 YIKES! Not yet, please) is announced tonight. One last Open announcment for this year. That means one last Saturday and another END... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
We only have one more Open Saturday left! So for one final time in 2014, we'll gather Saturday morning, guests are welcome (email please) and as a big group we'll tackle 14.5 Please plan to stay after for our End... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
When soft tissues get tight enough to restrict range of motion, sometimes some external compression and some outside torture can help. Within a few seconds of this picture Dave could actually straighten out his elbow. But it wasn't pretty. One... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
Hard to believe we'll be emptying 3 semi's of gear six weeks from tomorrow. The first mass email to volunteers will go out tomorrow. If you haven't registered for a volunteer spot but you'd like to, you should do that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
Read: Running as Therapy I did not handle this well. As I was helping my mother pack up her parents’ house, I found myself too drained to move and lay down on the floor and sobbed. My mother suggested I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
Not sure if Emily is happy to be doing lunges or if's she just thrilled to have survived winter. The sun has been out a little more lately and we've even opened the doors a couple times. Is it truly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit