December 26, 2012

Wednesday 121226

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"Husband and wife staying in touch through CrossFit, from Kandahar CrossFit, Afghanistan to CrossFit 201, New Jersey."
-Adam Storms

"To Dance With His Daughter" with Steven Ritza, CrossFit Journal video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]

"The Stone" by Mike Warkentin, CrossFit Journal article [pdf]

Posted by Pukie at December 26, 2012 5:00 PM

That is the coolest crossfit trick I've seen yet!

Comment #1 - Posted by: NICK at December 25, 2012 6:11 PM

God Bless Steven and his Coach! Great stuff!

Comment #2 - Posted by: Eric at December 25, 2012 7:45 PM

Would you consider that crossfit or physical therapy

Comment #3 - Posted by: Nick at December 25, 2012 8:35 PM

Well done Steven. Keep up the good work.

Warm regards,

Comment #4 - Posted by: Scott Dyer at December 26, 2012 1:00 AM

Great video! Thank you very much. I'm going to have to share this with my mother who has a lot of similar issues. I would love for her to start CrossFit at the box near her home. Unfortunately, I'm quite far away and I'm not sure how to encourage her to go and get started. Thank you again.

Comment #5 - Posted by: Justin at December 26, 2012 1:18 AM

Wow! Thanks for getting our picture up. My wife and I missed each other for the holidays, but after a long year we'll finally be back to working out together about a week from now. This was a good morale booster after having spent Christmas apart for the second time. Thanks and God bless.

Comment #6 - Posted by: Storms at December 26, 2012 2:59 AM

Adam, awesome picture! It was fun times at KAF and good to meet you. Glad everything is going well.

Comment #7 - Posted by: Allan Jackman at December 26, 2012 5:35 AM

The video was absolutely touching; thank you for sharing.

In Christ,

Comment #8 - Posted by: Charlie Salinero at December 26, 2012 7:33 AM


"Tabata This", minus row

37. Lame.

Comment #9 - Posted by: bingo at December 26, 2012 8:45 AM

Go Steven go. Wonderful attitude, impressive results.

Comment #10 - Posted by: matt h at December 26, 2012 9:43 AM

@7, Allan, Thanks man and I hope you had a great Christmas. I learned a lot from you when you were out here. Good times!

Comment #11 - Posted by: Storms at December 26, 2012 9:48 AM

Do yourself a favor and watch the Steven Ritza video! If it doesn't inspire you--regardless of what your CrossFit goals are--then you might want to check to see if you actually have a pulse.

Amazing, Steven; keep up the hard work and never lose sight of your goals.


Comment #12 - Posted by: JPZ at December 26, 2012 10:20 AM

Made up yesterday's J.T. this morning. Results posted there.

Comment #13 - Posted by: Carole (F/54/5'6"/135) at December 26, 2012 10:23 AM

Steven-great story. Keep working towards your goals. You are quite an inspiration.

Thanks for sharing your story with all of us.

Kevin and Carole

Comment #14 - Posted by: Kevin C. (M/53/5'11"/175) at December 26, 2012 11:00 AM

I've attained a similar photo of myself by supergluing a kettlebell to the ceiling, then hanging off it one-handed, then turning the photo upside-down

Comment #15 - Posted by: bobr at December 26, 2012 11:49 AM

Amazing story!!

Comment #16 - Posted by: Bobby Evans at December 26, 2012 12:36 PM

Steven- Your story really hit home. I also had a stroke 1.5 years ago, however not as extreme as yours. 55 and an engineer and my left side was paralyzed.

Crossfit and my coaches/Box have been the main reason for my on going recovery. Please stay with it, and you will not stop making progress toward your goals. Being surrounded by positive people and the crossfit environment is fantastic for rehab.

You are an inspiration to me and many others, and you are not alone. thank you.

Comment #17 - Posted by: STP at December 26, 2012 1:21 PM

Go go go!! Fantastic!!

Comment #18 - Posted by: Marco Manuelli at December 26, 2012 1:47 PM

Love the stone article. My 5 year old son and I talked about Fforde's stone. He thought it was awesome. There are a few trails outside if our house. We may try it with a 5 year old size stone. What a great idea. Thanks!

Comment #19 - Posted by: Scott Bolan at December 26, 2012 4:22 PM

Made up JT today, but could only get the 21 and 15 sets in. Shoulders were jello and couldn't get the 9 set in. Should I have scaled down?

Comment #20 - Posted by: Jim at December 26, 2012 4:28 PM

So proud of you Britt and your awesome husband. Keep on rocking here at CrossFit 201. Looking forward to meeting you soon Adam Storms!

Comment #21 - Posted by: Wilson De Dios at December 26, 2012 4:47 PM

Wow. I amazed by the photo of the husband and wife. I just saw his comment and am sad that they missed out on the holidays together, but I am excited that they will be back together soon! What an amazing love they must share! <3

Thank you, brother in arms, for serving.

Comment #22 - Posted by: Laura at December 27, 2012 6:11 AM

Fantastic video. Keep up the good work Steven!

Comment #23 - Posted by: Steve S. at December 27, 2012 11:37 AM

keep at it steven. you are inspiring.
i was touched when i saw the trainer putting on steven's shoes for him. a leader serving....thats the ultimate. nice work

Comment #24 - Posted by: chris at December 27, 2012 8:31 PM

What a great video. Steven you are a fighter and great inspiration to all of us. Thank you for sharing your story. I'm sure that you will reach your goals with your attitude.
You are a true Crossfitter.

Comment #25 - Posted by: Sami at December 28, 2012 12:35 PM

So proud of you Adam and Brit! I still stand by my orig comment- Brit looks more graceful! See you in hawaii! Such a power couple

Comment #26 - Posted by: Steph x at December 29, 2012 3:58 AM

Thought the video was an excellant motivator for anyone thinking CF is to hard. Shows we can scale for anyone and we all have our own goals and reasons for pushing ourselves. Keep up the good work and thanks for the motivation!!

Comment #27 - Posted by: Jake at December 29, 2012 4:17 AM
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