Tuesday 11.12.2019

“Doctor’s Orders”
2 Rounds:
1 Mile run
100 Sit-ups

Tomorrow’s Forecast:
Wednesday’s workout calls for front squats, bench press, and core work.

Question of the Week:
What is the best girl scout cookie?

Brad

Monday 11.11.2019

“DT”
5 Rounds:
12 Deadlifts (155/105)
9 Hang power cleans (155/105)
6 Push jerks (155/105)

Tomorrow’s Forecast:
Tuesday’s workout calls for running and sit-ups.

Box Brief:
This Thursday is Bring a Friend Day (BAFD).

Quote Of The Week:
The world is changed by your example, not your opinion.
Paulo Coelho

Brenna

Friday 11.8.2019

Enrique & James

“20.5”
For Time:
40 Muscle-ups
80 Calorie row
120 Wall balls (20/14)
Break up reps any way you want
20-Minute Cap


Box Brief:
Have a great weekend!

Josh

Thursday 11.7.2019

RaJah

“Goat Day”
20 Minute EMOM:
Odd Minutes – Goat 1
Even Minutes – Goat 2

Tomorrow’s Forecast:
Friday’s workout calls for the CrossFit Open.

Box Brief:
Congrats to Rocco for being the November Member of the Month at Apollo! Scroll down to learn more about Rocco.

Rocco

To one of the coolest people I know, ROCCO!  Thanks for agreeing to be our member of the month and allowing us this insight into the depths of your soul.  😊  Let’s do this!

You’ve had a very interesting career.  Being top dog in the gang unit at CCDC (Clark County Detention Center) you’ve seen some crazy stuff.  Can you think of an experience while in that environment you found inspirational or surprisingly uplifting?
The clientele that my team dealt with lent themselves to extreme negativity, so I’ll focus on my team who absolutely were the best at what they did and how they did it. They inspired me every day for the time that I was with them, to be the best leader I could be. Their passion for providing a safe environment, not only there but for the community was second to none. I respect all my “g-hunters” for what they had to endure on a near daily basis for the time we were together. Much love!

Tell us about your new job since retiring from the CCDC.  Nothing that will require us to be ‘eliminated’ afterwards though. What are you really digging about it?
My new gig as a contractor isn’t really a job; it is a hobby. I am so passionate about making sure no stones are un-turned relating to finding the worst of the worst, who are out there running amok. Don’t tell my bosses, but I would do this work for free… 

Anyone who knows you knows your daughters are your whole world.  How do you think your line of work affected your parenting?  You obviously did a great job cause your girls are awesome.
As a parent, I really didn’t think I was doing enough, but they seem to be productive citizens. I wanted them to understand the consequences for their actions. I think I was hard but fair and I always made sure they were loved beyond anything else. I wanted to parent them unlike my upbringing and here we are, two doing the nursing program at UNLV and one who someday will walk in my Metro shoes.

You’re a rocker and a disco dancer.  What else do you like to do for fun Roc?
Disco? I picture myself in a leisure suit from the 70’s… So, I am currently learning how to DJ. I enjoy listening to mixed music, which I will say the music selections by fellow Apolloites have filled my music library. Thank you for the wide variety of tunes.

You’re one of Apollos longest members.  Do you see any difference from back in the day?  What motivates you to keep doing CrossFit?
More fit people, young and senior coming in and sticking with the program. I started CF so I would have the aerobic and anaerobic capacity to endure a hostile encounter with the above-mentioned clientele. Nowadays, I’m trying to outlive my mother, who passed away at the age of 56. I’m nearing that age, and CF is definitely keeping me spry despite the aches, pains and immobility that I possess. Someday, I’ll get my elbows up in a front rack, damn it!

Okay.  A couple of fun ones.

What does the perfect retirement look like to you?
A five month world cruise with Leigh (wifey)! Las Vegas Raiders on football season Sundays, and drinking adult beverages with my adult daughters at the games. As long as the stuff that I do now is a hobby, I’m good with that also. When it becomes a job, I’m sleeping in past 9:30 AM every morning and watching reruns of 90 Day Fiance while I’m at home permanently. Oh, and attending 6:30 PM CrossFit Apollo class. 

If you could hang out with anyone living or dead who would it be and what would you be doing?
Next to my daughters, I love hanging out with my wifey. Just sitting on the couch, looking forward to her retirement so we can drive each other crazy on a full-time basis. 

 

Wednesday 11.6.2019

Parker G & Dan C

Back Rack Reverse Lunge
Build to a heavy set of 4

“Dry Ice”
12 Minute AMRAP:
50 Double unders
15 Burpees
45 Second L-sit

Tomorrow’s Forecast:
Thursday’s workout calls for working on your weaknesses.

Jenny H

Tuesday 11.5.2019

“Fertile Myrtle”
Every 7 Minutes x 3
45/35 Calorie row
35 Wall balls (20/14)
25 C2B pull-ups

Tomorrow’s Forecast:
Wednesday’s workout calls for double unders, burpees, and L-sits.

Patrick

Monday 11.4.2019

Jisela

“Relentless”
5 Rounds:
400 Meter Run
21 KBS (53/36)
15 Push-ups

Tomorrow’s Forecast:
Tuesday’s workout calls for rowing, wall balls, and chest to bar pull-ups. 

Micah