Sunday, 30 August 2009

AuVest 2009 comes to a close!

Well folks, AuVest 2009 is over.  I want to thank everyone who did some or all of the workouts for participating.  It's been fun.  I guess there's nothing left to say except...

Post thoughts to comments!

Saturday, 29 August 2009

AuVest WOD 8/30/2009

Ahmed representing the AuVestry in Bahrain.

Today is the final day of AuVest...and we've got to go out with a bang.

For time:
30 deadlifts, 225#/155#
100 double unders

Post time to comments.

Friday, 28 August 2009

AuVest WOD 8/29/2009

Alex getting some vested "Fran" at CrossFit Monterey.

Run 1 mile.

Post time to comments.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

AuVest WOD 8/28/2009

21-15-9 for time:
Thrusters, 95#/65#

Post time to comments.

AuVest WOD 8/27/2009

Rest Day

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

AuVest WOD 8/26/2009

Hang Power Clean 2-2-2-2-2-2-2 reps

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Monday, 24 August 2009

AuVest WOD 8/25/2009

Jonah and his ghetto "vest."

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
12 push jerks, 135#/95#
400m run

Post rounds completed to comments.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

AuVest WOD 8/24/2009

Tabata Squat
4 minutes max muscle-ups

Add Tabata squat score (lowest interval) to total muscle-ups for score.  Post to comments.

AuVest WOD 8/23/2009D

Rest Day

Friday, 21 August 2009

AuVest WOD 8/22/2009

5 rounds for time:
10 swings, 70#/50#
10 weighted situps, 25#/15#

Post time to comments.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

AuVest WOD 8/21/2009

Credit for this one goes to Owen Satterley.  BLAME HIM!

5 rounds for time:
200m run
3 hang power cleans, 175#/115#)
7 chest-to-bar pullups
10 box jumps, 24"

Post time to comments.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

AuVest WOD 8/20/2009

Snatch 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps

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Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Monday, 17 August 2009

AuVest WOD 8/18/2009

5 rounds for time:
5 sumo deadlift high pulls (135#/95#)
10 burpees

Burpees are chest and thighs to ground, clap overhead fully vertical with hips open.

Post time to comments.

Sunday, 16 August 2009

AuVest WOD 8/17/2009

Press 3-2-2-1-1-1 reps

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Saturday, 15 August 2009

AuVest WOD 8/16/2009

Sorry for the lack of pictures, we are experiencing technical difficulties.

For time:
400m run
30 squat cleans (135#/95#)
400m run

Post time to comments.

AuVest WOD 8/15/2009

Rest Day

Thursday, 13 August 2009

AuVest WOD 8/14/2009

Kevin Ogar's "weight vest."

5 rounds, individually timed:
25 swings (55#/35#)
100m sprint
Rest 3 minutes between rounds.

Post time for each round to comments.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

AuVest WOD 8/13/2009

Shareef Fahmy representing CrossFit Monterey during AuVest.

For time:
100 pullups
100 pushups
100 situps
100 squats

Post time to comments.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

AuVest WOD 8/12/2009

Owen and his vest "Charlene" picked this lovely route for their 5k...looks like a good time!

Work up to a 5 rep max deadlift.

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Monday, 10 August 2009

AuVest WOD 8/11/2009

Rest Day (Hallelujah)

Sunday, 9 August 2009

AuVest WOD 8/10/2009

Jonah Harris with a 225# clean and jerk.  Why the vest, you ask?  Because he can.

10 minutes max handstand pushups
5 minutes max air squats
2 minutes max pullups
1 minute max pushups

Do not rest between exercises.  Post total reps to comments.

Saturday, 8 August 2009

AuVest WOD 8/9/2009

This was where I ran my about you?  Send pictures to

Clean & Jerk 3-2-1-1-1 reps

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Friday, 7 August 2009

AuVest WOD 8/8/2009

Mike Lee getting some vested power snatches.

Run 5k

Find the hottest, steepest, ugliest 5k you can and run it for time! Take some pictures and send them to

Post time to comments.

AuVest WOD 8/7/2009

I'm not sure if Davie is wearing a vest or pregnant. Either way, he does not seem to be pleased with whoever came up with that pullup/box jump WOD...

Rest Day

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

AuVest WOD 8/6/2009

7 rounds for time:
7 power snatches, 95#/65#
14 pushups

Post time to comments.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

AuVest WOD 8/5/2009

Alex looking fresh while taking a relaxing break between rounds during "Imminent Death."

ANNOUNCEMENT:  This Saturday (8/8) the WOD will be a 5k run.  I'm posting this now because I want you to have time to find the hottest, steepest, ugliest 5k you can.  Ideally it should be steep enough to induce mild vertigo, and you should have to fight off a minimum of one wild, predatory animal per kilometer.

25-20-15-10-5 for time:
Box Jumps, 24"

Post time to comments.

Monday, 3 August 2009

AuVest WOD 8/4/2009

Boosie Girl defining "bad ass."

"Imminent Death"
4 rounds, individually timed:
5 front squats (go heavy!)
35 swings (1.5 pood kettlebell or 55# dumbbell/1 pood kettlebell/35# dumbbell)

Rest as needed between rounds.

Divide pounds by time in seconds for each round and post individual rounds and total score to comments.

Sunday, 2 August 2009

AuVest WOD 8/3/2009

This has nothing to do with CrossFit, or AuVest.  I posted it because NO ONE IS SENDING ME THEIR AUVEST PICTURES (except TexasPatrick, of course.)  Also because, you know...Chuck Norris.

Rest Day

What are your thoughts on AuVest so far?  For those of you who'd never used the vest before, what's the difference?  For those who have, what's it like having people to compete against, and knowing that for this month you HAVE to do the WODs vested, rather than by your own perverse choice?

Post thoughts to comments.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

AuVest WOD 8/2/2009

TexasPatrick's vest looking every bit as harmless as it's not.

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes:
10 push press, 115#/75#
10 knees-to-elbows
40 double unders

Post number of rounds completed to comments.

Friday, 31 July 2009

AuVest WOD 8/1/2009

Day 1 of AuVest at CrossFit Monterey.

Pictures:  I need them!  Send me pictures of you and/or your vest...pre WOD, mid WOD, post WOD, chillin' on the beach, snuggling on the couch, whatever!

Pre or Post WOD, your choice:  Practice front and back levers, planches, and muscle-ups.  You don't have to wear the vest for this, but you can if you so desire.  Vested muscle-ups are fun, fun, fun.

Deadlift 3-2-1-1-1 reps

This may be obvious, but no, don't wear the vest for the deadlifts.

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Thursday, 30 July 2009

AuVest WOD 7/31/2009

Alex demonstrating what we're all going to look like for the next month.

3 rounds:
400m sprint
Max ring dips
Max pullups

Time only the 400m, but do not take any rest between the run and the ring dips, or the ring dips and the pullups.  Rest as needed between rounds.

Post time for each 400m and numbers for each set of ring dips and each set of pullups to comments.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009



I've just started working with my screenprinter on the design for the AuVest 2009 t-shirts.  They're going to be pretty cool!  The shirts will cost $11 to make, plus $5 for shipping ($10 for you international folks.)  Please send me an e-mail at with the subject line "AuVest T-Shirts" telling me you are interested!  This is an important step, so PLEASE reply quickly!  We're going to make a mockup, which I will post here, so you can decide if you want one before ordering.  However, I need to know how many we're making beforehand.


Sunday, 26 July 2009

AuVest is coming!

The time is nearly here!  The first AuVest WOD will actually be on July 31st, so that we can stick to the 3 on/1 off schedule with the main site.  Watch this space for more information in the next few days!