On Rampers!

On Ramp!

Much like SEAL indoc this class of On Ramp has just finished!! These 11 of 17 finished YAY!! So be sure to look out for the “new people” and give them a “Hi, my name is [insert your name].” To help accommodate more clients we opened up a 7:30PM CrossFit Class Monday and Wednesday nights, it’s kinda late but I think this could be good for a few of us!

Furthermore – this is kind of a big deal – Thursday is becoming specialty night!! Read Below

Winter Prospectus

Here’s what this means…. It may seem harsh, but attendance REALLY dies down after Wednesday. I thought to myself why. I think it’s because make-up night throws off people’s rhythm and then Friday gets all goofed up and then the weekend is already shot from Friday night and the rest is history and we’re back again on Monday. I see two solutions to break this cycle (equally hard-nosed solutions both):

1. Run CrossFit.com workouts exactly as they appear on the mainsite. Wait to find out what the workout is the night before you do it. CrossFit.com posts their workout in the evening each day. Every fourth day is rest day on the main site, the world we know operating on a seven day week, this creates a rotating rest day, with the weekends usually spent training both days. I like this option, it’s very hardcore, no if’s and’s or but’s just straight to the point CrossFit.com baby.

2. Change the “make-up” day into a specific skill/weakness development day. I feel like we’ve got so many deficiencies in general that we could definitely spend a day working on something you’re interested in. I selected, rowing, gymnastics, weightlifting, powerlifting and uh, oh yeah, kettlebelling.

At this point, the Clan Cheiftan chooses option 2.

We are not limited to these five things, however what I recommend is that you think about the thing that is holding you back more than anything else in your CrossFitting, and then attack it on Thursdays and come back ready for the fight on Friday. Be prepared to have a lot of “fun” on Thursdays instead of the kinda casual meandering that it has developed into…


Like Mr. Orta, let’s get focused people.

12 Responses to “On Rampers!”

  1. Rodney Says:

    I agree with Chieftan.

    Skills day would be cool. Work on weak areas or on goals. 90% of us could work on muscle ups so we don’t have to do the 120/120 thing. Get upside down, climb stuff. Oh, and then there are those Oly lifts that I feel so retarted trying to execute.

    Hail Thursdays!

  2. Rodney Says:


    Welcome to the new Crossfitters!

  3. poz Says:

    If you dissagree witth the clan chiefton you are not smart. Thus I agree also. I like the idea of a skills day cause lets face it some times we skip because were scared so why would we come in on thrusday to make up what we ran from in the first place. (Thats what a “friend” of mine said)
    All Hail the Chief.

  4. John Harkness Says:

    Good Work Crossfitters!!!
    Whatever you say Jess, I don’t need a day off anyway
    What I really wanted to pass on is a new butcher shop in Bothell/ Woodinville. If you eat meat, and care about the quality, check this guy out!!!

    Bill the Butcher Organic Meats
    Source: http://www.billthebutcher.us

    Executive Chef and Master ButcherWilliam Von Schneidau is a master butcher and professional chef who is on a mission to bring the butchery back to the neighborhood. His goal is to connect the local farmers …

  5. Jesse Says:

    THanks for the comments you guys – Poz, you’re so right :) bill the butcher sounds amazing. This could be field trip type material here… Thursday are gonna start being a lot of fun and a lot of hard work :) Which is what I consider fun, how about you?


  6. Meredyth Says:

    Thank goodness for the 7:30 classes!! I like all the ideas let’s do it!! I am in.

  7. Rodney Says:


    Went to Bill the Butcher today. What a great guy. The product is definately more pricey than DD Meats, but the flavor profile is incredible plus the health benefits. Those that don’t have a palate for more gamey meats it will be an adjustment. Thanks John for the reference. I like doing business with people I like and Bill the Butcher and his son that works with him is a force to be reckoned with.

  8. Dan Says:

    I want to see some 300lb benches, some 200lb overhead presses, 400+ lb deadlifts, 350+ lb squats. You dont have to be big to be strong, nor do you have to be fat. Jesse is about to make some shit happen make.

    Motivation? This guy has a badass youtube site, check out svend karlsen’s training videos.

  9. Jesse Says:

    315 Bench, 215 Press, 500DL, 400 Squat – I’d be cool with that :) Thanks Dan – and you’re right…

  10. charles Says:

    I wouldn’t even begin to suggest how much I like option 1 (pure crossfit) I draw energy
    off the agonizing I do the day before a “nasty” workout, getting my mind around the task
    is part of the process. Never would I skip a day to avoid a certain workout.
    On the other hand, the last time I counted them up I had 309 weaknesses that need addressing
    in the gym and to have a day to just do that would be cool. I’m on board.
    It was terrific working the first few weeks with the “on ramp” class, congratulations and look
    forward to working out with you in the future

  11. Dan Says:

    I want to see people doing this…. Bad ass Phil Phister!

  12. Dan Says:

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