November 8, 2007
November 14, 2007

Team crossfit DC’s workout was:

Teams of 2:
5 Deadlifts
5 Push-press

Person One does there five rounds then person two, then do it again.

Followed by the Six minuet snatch test.
Six minuets of as many snatches as you can!

When I asked what brought people to Crossfit this is the response that Steve D gave us. I loved his honesty and just had to put it on the front page.

a year ago i was growing tired of the chrome and the ferns and balloons (wtf? is this a gym or fucking romper room?) at golds. and all the people who thought they were “working out”: the cardio queens(“I dont wanna get big and bulky…”), the mirror mavens (gotta love that spandex), the women who wear makeup for their workout (huh!?), the syrupy sweet greetings from the emo at the front desk, all the fucking bicep curls and bench presses (can ya do a chinup? a deadlift?), the no chalk rule, scantily clad women who don’t even break a sweat, guys who go to “get their swell on” before hitting the club who also couldn’t even squat bodyweight without putting a needle in their ass, the people who don’t squat at all (it’s bad for your knees!), and basically all the folks who workout for looks, not for performance or health or fitness.

so i searched for a new gym in town, something small, privately owned, with a minimum of equipment, preferably smelly, where people are passionate about what they are there to do. so i found balance gym. and a link to xfit.

saw some of the workouts on the website and realized that these are some crazy muthafuckas. so i went to class and now i am hooked. and in the best shape of my life. i may have finally found some other folks who truly believe that if it doesn’t kill you, it makes you stronger (and are a little insane too).

steve d



  1. Anonymous says:

    after having done xfit for awhile, i am much better at picking up women.
    steve d

  2. John Frazer says:

    Good workout yesterday.

    Woke up this morning and felt as if I’d been kidnapped and beaten for secrets I don’t possess.

    Later, heard a band on the radio that reminded me of these pics — The Get Up Kids.

  3. F2 says:

    Here’s to the crazy muthafuckas

    Had a great o-lift weekend out in San Diego this weekend

    Crossfit DC was well represented with our crew (Joe, Justin, Tom)

    Would highly recommend that anyone interested in the lifts make their way out to be instructed by Mike Burgener and his crew if at all possible

  4. Redviking1 says:

    Great to hear You all had a great time out on the West coast. Looking forward to the PITT cert. this weekend.
    I think I’ll talk with my G.M. about my work schedule so I can get my ass to a class. hmmmmm when is that Thurs. class picking up?

  5. lengua says:

    looks like a good workout.
    doing my best to stay up with workouts while in Italy. lots of body weight exercises and some sprints…..and a whole lot of good food and girl watching.

  6. aileen says:

    nice picture!