Friday Night Fights Are Back

We are excited to announce the return of Friday Night Fights at CrossFit Annex!

Every Friday night for the next three weeks we will be hosting our CrossFit Open workouts for those individuals competing in the CrossFit Open. 

This Friday we will be starting promptly at 6:00pm with an athletes briefing where we will be going over workout standards and scoring. We please ask that all athletes competing be present for this so that we only have to go over standards once. I will be sending out an outline for the evening for those competing in specific heats with judges; please check back tomorrow for this heat schedule. 

#CFAmily

For those individuals not competing, here is a perfect opportunity to come out and support your CrossFit ANNEX community. Come for a beer, bring your kids and cheer on your friends! It will make for a great evening. 

 

CrossFit Games Open 16.2

CrossFit Games Open 16.2

4-min. AMRAP + bonus time:

25 toes-to-bars
50 double-unders
15 squat cleans*

Time extends 4 minutes each time a round is completed.

*Reps decrease. Load increases

For those individuals regeistered to compete in the 2016 CrossFit Open, we will be hosting an Open WOD Sunday March 6th starting at Noon until 2PM. You are welcome to arrive early to warm up. Please check back for heat times and further details. 

Judges will be provided in order to verify scoring.

 

 

 

CrossFit Games Open 16.1

CrossFit Games Open 16.1

For those individuals registered to compete in the 2016 CrossFit Open, we will be hosting an Open WOD on Sunday February 28th starting at Noon until 2pm.

Judges will be provided in order to verify scoring. 

PLEASE EMAIL MICKEY@CROSSFITANNEX.COM WITH ANY QUESTIONS

Community is what CrossFit is all about!

Community is what CrossFit is all about!

Yesterday we had the opportunity head over to Guerilla Fitness CrossFit Morristown for their fundraiser benefiting Good Grief in Morristown, NJ. Good Grief is a charitable organization that helps family members who have lost parents or siblings through the grieving process.

The WOD we participated in was a grueling partner twenty minute AMRAP of 7 BB Thrusters, 7 Over the Bar Burpees  and 7 Box Jumps @ 30"/24". 

CrossFit Annex had 3 teams of two present to show our support for Good Grief and our friends at Guerilla. It was truly a special experience getting together and working out for a good cause. It renewed my faith in one of the things I love most about CrossFit: COMMUNITY. 

Big thanks to Karianne and the rest of her crew for opening her doors to us yesterday and being so welcoming. And a big thanks to my Annex crew who joined me yesterday, you guys are extraordinary and I am honored to have you as part of our CrossFit Annex family. 

-MTB

 

Karen

Karen

Tomorrow we are doing Karen as our Benchmark WOD, here are some points of performance on the WOD to consider:

-Keep a natural squat stance and stay on your heels as much as possible.

-Elbows tucked and upper arm parallel to floor for a solid rack position. Try not to let elbows drop.

-Find a good rhythm and maintain it throughout the workout. Always saving one in the tank to keep from blowing out.

-Try to catch the ball as you are on your way back down instead of catching, stopping, and then squatting.

2016 CrossFit Open

2016 CrossFit Open

The Open – Why we love it.

If you have not done so already, registration for the 2016 CrossFit Games Open is live. Get crackin’! There will be RX and scaled versions of each workout, so you can only help the CFAnnex team by signing up. The first WOD will be announced on Thursday, February 25th.

 

4 Lessons I Learned in October

4 Lessons I Learned in October

I wrote in my last blog post about how much stuff was going on at The Annex, like the Battle of the Boroughs (the BoB)and the Bone Frog Challenge. I took part in both, more as an entrant than a contestant because I had absolutely no intention to do anything other than go hard in both events: I wanted to take part, not compete.

Old Time Training, Baby

Old Time Training, Baby

Exercise fads come and go—anybody remember Tae Bo? Anyone? Anyone?—but some workouts are destined to endure because they’re just so effective. Running a mile in 2015 is no different than it was in 1945—or 1445. And you may now do sit ups and push ups in new combinations with other exercises, but the basic movement of the pushup you do today at The Annex is something a Roman centurion would recognize.