Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Weighted Pull-ups

For Weight:



Kevin Jones pulls himself plus 73 pounds over the bar

Cici James gets her first ever pull-up tonight. She completed more than 5 pull-ups at the 5:15 class. Notice the red band is not in use. Pure power!

Monday, February 27, 2012

CrossFit Open WOD 12.1

AMRAP in 7 minutes 

Burpees (jump to 6")




Overhead Squats (115/75)
Ring Push-ups

from CF Verve in Denver

3 Rep Max Front Squat

Front Squat


Telluride CrossFit Top Female Front Squat: Iva Schmidt @ 140

Telluride CrossFit Top Male Front Squat: Kevin Ludwig @ 275


For Time:

100 Pull-ups
100 Push-ups
100 Sit-ups
100 Squats

Three Days of Jumping Rope

 Monday WOD:

5 Rounds

100 High Knees
21 Dead-lifts (185/135)

 Tuesday WOD:

5 Rounds

150 Single Unders
15 Squat Clean Thrusters (95/65)

Wednesday WOD:

5 Rounds

150 Double Unders
9 Muscle-ups

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentines Day Couples Challenge 2012

Our high altitude athletes gear up for our 2nd annual Telluride CrossFit Valentines Day Couples Challenge. We had 8 couples compete for the honor of "Strongest Couple in Telluride" *. Couples competed in a total of 6 challenges over the course of 4 hours during a beautiful Colorado blue bird day. 

Part 1: Test you knowledge of your partner
 10 personal questions about the person you love the most. Questions included what is your partners favorite CrossFit movement and least favorite relative.  

Part 2 /3: Two CrossFit Partner Metcon Workouts from the Throwdown Series

Part 4: Snowman and Throwman (throw woman)

Throw a snowball through 3 hula hoops (20'women/30'men) then run 40 yards and build one section of a full size snowman. Repeat until all three parts of snowman are constructed. Snowman size must exceed the height of Teresa or Stephanie.

Part 5: Carry, Jump and Push

Husbands/boyfriends must carry wife/girlfriend 100 yards across knee deep snowfield. Next task is to perform 100 leap frog burpees over your partner. Last, the men hop into sleds and the women had to push them 50 yards to chain link fence. Watch out for those Ophir teams!

Part 6: Lover's Leap

5 different "romantic" positions played out in a fun game. 

Fantastic Finish

Three teams tied for first place (Jones, McChase, and White)
Tyler and Natalie took second
David and Anna finished third overall and had highest Partner Test score

Monday, February 13, 2012


Warm up:

100 Single Unders
10 Pull-ups
10 Ring Dips
5 Bar Muscle-ups
10 Weighted Pull-ups
10 Weighted Ring Dips
5 Muscle-ups on Rings


30 Handstand Push-ups
40 Pull-ups
50 KB Swings
60 Sit-ups
70 Burpees

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Double D's

Three Rounds for time:

10 Deadlifts (275/195)
50 Double Unders




AMRAP in 12 minutes

12 Box Jumps (24'' box)
6 Thrusters (95/65)
6 Bar Facing Burpees

Telluride Parkour Clinic

Last weekend we played like children for hours under the professional instruction of Ryan Ford and Erika Madrid. Telluride CrossFit hosted a parkour clinic through Apex Movement of Denver/Boulder. We had about 30 adults on Saturday and 30 kids on Sunday participate in our parkour clinics. Our athletes learned how to vault, flag, precision jump, lache, safety roll, and much more. It was a great experience and we hope to do this annually. Thanks so much for making the drive to Telluride!!!

 Ryan Ford demonstrates a proper flag

 Chris Capaldo performs a kong vault over a 5' mat

 Taemur holds the top position of a flag

 Kevin Ludwig soars over Amanda with a super high wall spin

Coach Teresa Brachle gets horizontal with a flag in her gym

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Parkour in Telluride this Weekend (video from 2011)

Beginner Parkour 9 to 11 am on Saturday

Intermediate Parkour 11:30 to 1:30 pm on Saturday

Kids Parkour (ages 6-15) 9 to 11 pm on Sunday

Ryan Ford and Amos from Apex Movement are back for another weekend of Parkour clinics at Telluride CrossFit. Last year our athletes learned how to vault, muscle-up, flag, safety roll, balance, and much more all in just one day. We hope you will join us for a day of playing like a kid again. Sign up online at telluridegym.com . This is an opportunity that you will not want to miss.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Back Squats

Dustin Hoover squats more than 300 pounds on route to a CrossFit Football challenge this spring in Utah. 

Superhero WOD aka Leap Tall Buildings in a Single Bound

Warm up: 4 Rounds

20 Sit-ups
15 Box Jumps
10 Push-ups
5 GHD Sit-ups


Max Seated Box Jump

WOD: EMOTM for 10 minutes

4 Broad Jumps to 6'
6 Spiderman Push-ups
8 Superman/Supergirl Rockers
Handstand Hold for remainder of time




5 Rounds for time of:

12 Deadlifts @ 225
20 Pull-ups
12 Clean and Jerks @ 135
20 Knees to Elbows