Thursday, 10/07/14

Thursday, 10/07/14

Thanks to Kat Mons for giving up another four hours today to finish the Wall Ball lines and Steve Kellner for his time and effort extending the Pull-Up rig.
I didn’t intend this to be an extended post but as the gym nears completion and while we’re on the topic it’s hard not to mention others that have contributed to the improvement of the gym in recent days (and some over a number of years now) that we would like to recognise for their efforts: all of our fantastic staff; the wonderful team of helpers who turned out for the working bee on Sunday, you know who you are and we appreciate it enormously as you all worked so hard at seemingly endless tedious tasks; Sue Shaw for the artwork in the entrance; Trent Leggatt for the sound system, website design and maintenance and general muscle when heavy things need lifting; Dan Mons and Christian Unger for their continuing technical support that keeps me sane; Camo and Scharfy for their carpentry skills; Michael Green for his donations of equipment and providing skilled construction assistance; and Shane Sawyer for the new rigs.
A few people deserve a special mention: Brendan Barber for the original pull-up rigs and plyo boxes and so many other odds and ends that got us off the ground.
Adam Magill and Jack Lukis have helped us personally in too many ways to mention and have been incredibly generous with their support for the gym and the members.
Finally, for the moment at least, John (“Phantom”) Pidgeon. This man goes about his business so quietly he lives up to his nick name time and again. Among the many things we can thank him for: the front stairs, the walls, plyo boxes, barbell maintenance, snatch blocks and rubber tiles, air conditioners, platforms and general practical skills all around the gym that I lack in abundance.
Wow, that went on for much longer than I meant it to and I have no doubt missed a few people for which they will no doubt make me feel terribly guilty, but hey, I’ve missed most of the origin to type all that.
WOD
3 stations, 15 minutes per station.
A)
Snatch Pulls off the blocks
B)
Rope Climbs – LONG SOCKS
C)
Farmer Carry
Don’t be surprised if we throw a little surprise in there somewhere.
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  • Sue O'Connor
    Posted at 21:39h, 09 July

    Jim and April and staff,
    CFK has so many amazing members as mentioned in your post who all do the things they do because of the extra amazing community you and April and all your fantastic staff have and continue to create at CrossFit King ????

    • Jim King
      Posted at 22:58h, 09 July

      Cheers Sue. Of course none of it would happen if it wasn’t for all of our members, so thanks to all of you for turning up and giving us a gym to paint, and paint, and paint…and vacuum, and vacuum….

  • Frenchy
    Posted at 22:33h, 09 July

    I’m not too keen on pic’s of me holding a vacuum cleaner going public, I’ve always told Julie I don’t know how they work.

    • Jim King
      Posted at 22:50h, 09 July

      Looks like you’re still trying to figure it out there Frenchy. Status validated I’d say, and you’re welcome.

  • Sue shaw
    Posted at 23:30h, 09 July

    Dearest Jimmy, April and all your wonderful Crossfit King team,
    You have such a great culture and sense of community at King.
    It’s a pleasure to workout with you all , to get to know such interesting people,
    And give time to make the place even nicer for everyone and more new members.
    I really appreciate sharing my life with you daily.
    Much love and respect Sue shaw

  • Jim King
    Posted at 07:34h, 10 July


  • Aaron Osborne
    Posted at 07:35h, 10 July

    For all the 5 & 6am people and everyone else for the rest of the day..
    Watch this clip of 77kg world champion weightlifter Lu Xiaojun doing the snatch pulls we are focusing on today. This is off the ground. At 180kg. 😐
    http://youtu.be/Lny5dF4z228

  • Jo Genders
    Posted at 07:54h, 10 July

    CrossFit Top End (Darwin)
    One sequence of ‘bear complex’ for max load (5 separate movements)
    Jo: 62.5kg
    WOD:
    Buy in: 30 burpees over bar, then,
    4 RFT
    15 front squats (50/35kg)
    7 TTB
    Jo: 11:23 rx+ (40kg)

  • Jim King
    Posted at 13:57h, 10 July

  • brendan
    Posted at 20:22h, 10 July

    Any time…Happy to help!!
    Good to see the never ending evolution continuing.

  • Jim King
    Posted at 21:31h, 10 July



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