Lady Bird Lake Cleanup
Jun
10
9:00 am09:00

Lady Bird Lake Cleanup

  • Expedition School

Join us for a waterway cleanup of Lady Bird Lake starting at the Expedition School. Keep Austin Beautiful will provide all the supplies you need for a successful cleanup, and we'll take care of trash collection at the end! Standup paddleboards will be provided by the Expedition School. The first 10 volunteers get dibs on paddleboards/kayaks to do water clean-up while the rest will participate on shore.

The group will meet at Expedition School tent next to the Camacho Center. 

Afterwards come and cool down with us from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for a social with treats from GoodPop and Hubert's Lemonade to thank everyone for helping us Keep Austin Beautiful!

Please dress comfortably (and in clothes that you don't mind getting dirty or wet)-- it will be warm. Keep in mind that there is poison ivy along some parts of the trail.

Please be sure to bring a FULL water bottle to stay hydrated during the cleanup, and please bring and wear sun protection. Volunteers should be 16 and up.

5 Year Anniversary Boat Party
Jul
30
10:30 am10:30

5 Year Anniversary Boat Party

  • Just for Fun

When: Sunday, July 30th from 11:00am - 3:00pm
Where: Just for Fun, 5973 Hiline Road, Austin, TX 78734
Logistics: Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your departure time to complete necessary paperwork and orientation. Everyone who is going to drive needs to bring their driver's license.

 

We are celebrating our 5 Year Anniversary by renting a party barge and cruising around Lake Travis. More details, but this will be limited to the first 50 people who sign up. Some food and beverages (both alcoholic and non) will be provided. 

 


Memorial Day "Murph"
May
29
9:00 am09:00

Memorial Day "Murph"

Join us in our fifth annual Memorial Day "Murph" on Monday, May 29th. The workout will begin at 9am and scaling options will be provided. Please read the story behind "Murph" and come in humbled and ready to work!

 

Why We Do It

Every year on Memorial Day weekend, CrossFitters in affiliates across the world perform the Hero workout, ‘Murph’. It is a workout that has become synonymous with CrossFit, not just for its brutal toughness, but for what it represents. ‘Murph’ is not simply another workout we do in a class to increase our fitness before moving on to whatever else we have going on in the day. It is a workout designed to honor and remember the men and women of the armed forces that have lost their lives in defense of our freedom. And as is the case with every Hero workout, it has a story of courage and sacrifice behind it.

‘Murph’ is named after Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, who was killed in action in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005. He was 29-years-old. After graduating from Penn State University in 1998, Murphy rejected offers to attend law school and instead accepted a commission in the United States Navy and became a SEAL in July 2002. For a man whose nickname was ‘The Protector’, the decision made perfect sense. In fact, when Murphy was in the 8th grade, he was suspended from school for fighting with bullies that were trying to shove a special needs child into a locker. And Gary Williams, author of “Seal of Honor,” a biography of Murphy, recounts a story where Murphy protected a homeless man who was collecting cans from a gang of thugs.

In early 2005 Murphy was assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE as officer in charge of Alpha Platoon and deployed to Afghanistan. In June of that year, Murphy was leading a four-man reconnaissance team in Kunar province as part of a counter-insurgent mission (the other men in Murphy’s team were Danny Dietz, Matthew Axelson and Marcus Luttrell). During the mission the team encountered a group of local goat herders.

A discussion was held among the four SEALs regarding the rules of engagement and what they should do with the herders, who were being held at gunpoint. Eventually the men decided to release them, but not soon after the SEALs were surrounded and ambushed by an overwhelming Taliban force. Murphy, who was trying to reach HQ via satellite phone, willingly exposed himself to enemy fire by stepping into a clearing where he might get a signal to make the call. Murphy was shot in the back, but still managed to calmly complete the call for reinforcements and return to his position to continue the fight with his men. HQ sent an MH-47 Chinook helicopter to rescue the team, but while attempting to set down in rugged terrain, the helicopter was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, killing all 16 men on board.

Murphy, Dietz, and Axelson were all killed in action. Luttrell was the only survivor and was eventually rescued after several days of wandering the mountain and being protected by the people of an Afghan village.

Murphy was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his courage and sacrifice that day. Every Memorial Day weekend, we remember Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy.

Battle of the Bell VIII
May
13
9:00 am09:00

Battle of the Bell VIII

  • Voodoo CrossFit

Saturday, May 13th @9am, Battle of the Bell VII is going down, and this time the venue is Voodoo CrossFit. Battle of the Bell is a competition between us, CrossFit Texas and Voodoo CrossFit, where each gym puts together teams to battle it out and establish who reigns supreme. The Alpha squads complete the workouts as prescribed while the Bravo squads perform a slightly modified version (usually lighter weight). Each gym will have both Alpha and Bravo teams, with each team consisting of 3 guys and 3 girls. The competition itself involves a total of 3 events, which are a combination of individual, partner and team workouts.

Our Alpha team has won 5 out of 7 times, so let's keep our winning tradition alive! Bravo had its strongest showing at the last competition so let's build on that momentum! Let me know ASAP if you want to participate so we can formalize teams and get shirt sizes.

Price for the competition is $60, which includes a t-shirt.

 

Event 1: (F/F/F)(M/M/M)

Alpha
5:00 per individual to establish 1RM Deadlift
1 Max Set of Unbroken Pull-ups

Bravo
5:00 per individual to establish 1RM Deadlift
1 Max Set of Unbroken KB Swings (53lb / 35lb)

 

Event 2: M/F

Alpha
3 Rounds per pair (relay style)
20 Burpees to Plate (45lb / 25lb) - per person
75m Plate Carry
20 Ground to Overhead w/plate
75m Plate Carry

Bravo
3 Rounds per pair (relay style)
20 Burpees to Plate (45lb / 25lb) - per person
75m Plate Carry
20 Ground to Overhead w/plate
75m Plate Carry

 

Event 3: (F/F/F)(M/M/M)

Alpha
300 Double Unders
75/60 Assault Bike Calories
60 Toes to Bar
40 DB Thrusters (50lb / 35lb)
20 Squat Snatches (135lb / 95lb)

Bravo
150 Double Unders
75/60 Calorie Row
150 AbMat Sit-ups
40 DB Thrusters (35lb / 20lb)
20 Squat Snatches (95lb / 65lb)

Pop-Up Boozy Milkshakes & Breakfast Sammies
Apr
15
11:45 am11:45

Pop-Up Boozy Milkshakes & Breakfast Sammies

This Saturday, 4/15/17, Peached Social House is hosting pop-up boozy milkshakes & breakfast sammies. Birthday cake mimosas and Bloody Mary's will also be available. Event runs from Noon - 3pm so let's plan on meeting at the gym at 11:45am and walking over.

Tickets are available through the link. $19 gets you any milkshake of your choice, any breakfast sandwich of your chocie plus the unique glass the milkshake is served in.

Let us know if you're interested. Looks like a really cool space and who doesn't like ice cream and booze!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-peached-tortilla-presents-milkshake-bfast-sandwich-pop-up-tickets-33590394775

 

 

Wellness Challenge and End of Open Party
Mar
31
8:00 pm20:00

Wellness Challenge and End of Open Party

Where: Aussie's Grill & Sports Bar, 306 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704
What to Bring: Clothes you don't mind getting sandy in

 

Let's celebrate the end of our Don't Eat Like Schmidt Wellness Challenge and the conclusion of the CrossFit Open by eating hamburgers (wrapped in lettuce of course, no fries), playing some sand volleyball, and consuming lots of alcohol. Feel free to invite anyone you like and let's congratulations on all the hard work you guys put in over the last month and a half!

Body Analytics Hydrostatic Body Composition Testing
Mar
2
4:00 pm16:00

Body Analytics Hydrostatic Body Composition Testing

Body Analytics will be on site on Thursday, March 2nd from 4 - 7pm. Click the link below to reserve your spot!

http://bodyanalyticstx.com/Signup/Club/Crossfit-City-Limits

 

Body Analytics hydrostatic method uses a two component model which separates the body into 2 areas:

  1. Bone, muscle and organs, along with connective tissue, collectively known as lean mass, sinks (is more dense than water)
  2. Body fat floats (is less dense than water)

By obtaining your dry weight and water weight, based on buoyancy, their specialized computer program can scientifically calculate your body fat as a percentage of your total weight. The ordinary scale cannot tell you if weight loss is muscle or fat while testing with Body Analytics will tell you exactly what took place with your body during your weight loss regimen.

Elf Pub Run
Dec
16
6:00 pm18:00

Elf Pub Run

When: Friday, December 16th @6pm
Where: The Gym
What to Bring: Running Shoes, Credit Card, Driver's License
What to Wear: "Festive" attire that you can run in!

 

It's that time of the year again, time for yet another CFCL Holiday Party. This year we are going to utilize our fitness on the way to consuming alcohol at various establishments. The plan is to meet at the gym at 6pm on Friday, December 16th, wearing your running shoes and dressed festively. We will then head out to Lala's Little Nugget, the beloved Christmas-themed dive bar, to consume a few beverages prior to heading to our next destination, Black Star Co-op. Once we grow restless, we will head over to Royal Jelly to complete the trifecta prior to heading back to the gym. 

Upon returning, we will set up our fancy, borrowed projector to show the movie Elf. There will be an Elf themed dessert bar for those with a sweet tooth including Spaghetti, Pop Tarts, Chocolate Syrup, Marshmallows, etc. 

Should be a fun evening and looking forward to seeing everyone there!

If you cannot make it to the gym at 6pm but want to meet us out, see our rough itinerary for the evening below:

6pm Meet at the gym
6:15-6:30pm Run/Bike/Drive to Lala's
6:30-7:10pm Party at Lala's
7:10-7:25pm Run/Bike/Drive to Black Star Co-op
7:25pm-8:05pm Party at Black Star Co-op
8:05-8:10pm Run/Bike/Drive to Royal Jelly
8:10-8:50pm Party to Royal Jelly
8:50-9:00pm Run/Bike/Drive back to the gym
9:15 Elf premiere, drinking games, dessert bar

Battle of the Bell VII
Nov
12
9:00 am09:00

Battle of the Bell VII

Battle of the Bell VII

The seventh installment of the Battle of the Bell series will be hosted at CrossFit Texas on Saturday, November 12th, starting at 9am. This is a competition series between us, CrossFit Texas and Voodoo CrossFit, where each gym puts together Rx (Alpha) and Scaled (Bravo) teams and battles it out for bragging rights. We have worked hard to streamline the competition (3 events down from 4), changing the format to smaller teams (3 guys and 3 girls) and increasing the number of volunteers. Should make for a shorter and smoother event. I realize this is short notice, but please let me know if you have interested ASAP! Workouts are listed below.

 

 

WOD 1: Clean Ladder

Each lifter will have 30 seconds to complete the lift and 10 seconds to rotate.

Bravo Women: 65/85/105/115/125/135/145/155
Bravo Men: 135/155/175/195/215/235/255/275

Alpha Women: 85/105/125/135/145/155/175/195
Alpha Men: 155/175/195/215/235/255/275/295

After a fail at a weight the lifter can immediately go into Deadlifts for .01 points per rep.

If they make a weight, they may go into Deadlifts if they choose, for .01 points per Deadlift. However, athlete cannot advance to next weight if they did Deadlifts.

All Bravo Women will go through first, Alpha Women will follow after the last Bravo woman has completed the 85lb Barbell. There will be a quick floor change to the Mens weights and Men will follow in the same manner.

 

Score: Two separate. Women's Total Combined Weight & Men's Total Combined Weight

 

 

WOD 2: LOG JAM

1 Rower and 1 Log per team
Women Start on Rower, Men on Log.

On 3.2.1 Go, Women start Rowing as men run to Section 1 and complete 50 Log Squats. All must hit full bottom and then stand-up all the way up with a press of the log to the other shoulder. Full extension of the arm does not need to be achieved.

Once the 50 Squats (Alpha) / 40 Squats (Bravo) are complete, the log is moved to the next section and the group runs back and switches with the rowing group.

Section 1: Men on Log and Women on Row
Section 2: Women on Log and Men on Row
Section 3: Men on Log and Women on Row
Section 4: Women on Log and Men on Row

Event is done when women finish last 50 Squats (Alpha) / 40 Squats (Bravo) and sprint back to the mat where the men are rowing. All six athletes must be standing in the box for time to stop, this includes the last person on the rower.

 

Score: Total Time to complete, MINUS 1 second per Calorie Rowed. If you hit the time cap (20:00) ADD 1 second per rep missed on squats.

 

 

WOD 3: Rope Climbing with the Girls

Women go first as a team then men go when tagged in by the women. Partition as a team however you want minus the Rope Climbs. Each athlete must get 1 per round.

·      On Ropes each athlete must do 1 climb each round...Men 15’/Women 12’.

·      On the decent, athlete’s hands have to pass below the 8’ mark before the athlete can drop from the rope.

·      Alpha: 1 of each Male and Female must perform 1 Legless Rope Climb to designated height. If Alpha team chooses not do legless then 5 Standard Rope Climbs will be required.

·      Bravo 3 Rope Walks = 1 Rope Climb. 1 Male and Female must perform 1 Standard Rope Climb per round. Bravo may choose to sub 1 Standard Rope Climb for 3 Rope Walks.

 

For Time

FRAN: 21-15-9 Thrusters/Pull-ups 95/65 (75/55 Bravo, Ring Rows)

3 Rope Climbs

ISABEL: 30 Snatches 95/65 (75/55 Bravo)

3 Rope Climbs

ANNIE: 50-40-30-20-10 Alpha DU's/Bravo Single Unders/Sit-ups (SU: Shoulders must touch ground and Hands touch toes)

3 Rope Climbs

DT: 5 Rounds of 12-9-6 Deadlift/Hang Clean/Push Jerk (Alpha 155/105 / Bravo 115/75)

 

Score: Total time to complete. Add  1 second per rep missed if WOD is not completed under time cap (30:00).

CFCL Soul Cycle Group Class
Nov
9
6:45 pm18:45

CFCL Soul Cycle Group Class

  • Soul Cycle in the Domain

We worked out a deal with the folks over at Soul Cycle in the Domain to host a free, CFCL group ride. The class will be held on Wednesday, 11/9 @6:45pm. Should be a fun/interesting/slightly embarrassing time so take advantage of this offer!

You have to RSVP by Wednesday, 11/2 in order to reserve a bike. Click the following link to save your spot. If you do not have an account with Soul Cycle, you will need to create one by following the instructions on the RSVP page. 

https://goo.gl/forms/PBdbEz1XkdhsNeVI3

After, we can head over to one of the bars/restaurants located nearby for dinner and drinks!

2016 Reebok Box Crawl
Nov
7
3:30 pm15:30

2016 Reebok Box Crawl

Reebok is heading to CrossFit City Limits so mark your calendars and come on out!

The Reebok Box Crawl is a road trip stopping at 125 CrossFit Boxes over the course of 18 weeks. They started off in the Northeast and are making their way to California. Essentially, they are coming to hang out for the day and bring awesome stuff! Here’s a little of what they will have: a full Nano 6 try on experience where members will be able to try on the Nano 6 for their workout, a fully stocked Reebok Recovery Bar loaded with Progenex, Kill Cliff, Goat Tape, WOD Repair Lotion, Vita Coco, Caveman Coffee, and much more as well as a Reebok Survival Outpost packed with body wipes, hair ties, and plastic bags for your dirty gym clothes.

Members and guests are welcome to come test out the new Nano 6.0's and workout for free!

Sunday Funday - Barbell Cleaning Edition
Oct
2
1:00 pm13:00

Sunday Funday - Barbell Cleaning Edition

It's about that time for some barbell maintenance, so what better way to do it than with a group of folks and booze. Come up to the gym on Sunday, October 2nd @1pm and lend a hand cleaning our most prized piece of equipment. Snacks and alcohol will be provided to make it a little (or lot) more enjoyable!

Battle of the Bell VI
Sep
17
9:00 am09:00

Battle of the Bell VI

  • CrossFit City Limits

Saturday, September 17th @9am, Battle of the Bell VI is going down, and this time we are hosting it! Battle of the Bell is a competition between us, CrossFit Texas and Voodoo CrossFit, where each gym puts together teams to battle it out and establish who reigns supreme. The Alpha squads complete the workouts as prescribed while the Bravo squads perform a slightly modified version (usually lighter weight). Each gym will have two Alpha and two Bravo teams, each team consisting of 3 guys and 3 girls. The competition itself involves a total of 4 events, which are a combination of individual, partner and team workouts.

Our Alpha team has won 4 out of 5 times, so let's keep our winning tradition alive! Bravo had its strongest showing at the last competition so let's build on that momentum! Let me know by 8/31 at Noon if you want to participate so we can formalize teams and get shirt sizes. 

Price for the competition is $60, which includes a t-shirt.

 

Event 1: F,M,F,M,F,M

Alpha
40/30 Assault Bike Calories
50 Wallballs (20lb / 14lb)

Bravo
30/20 Assault Bike Calories
40 Wallballs (20lb / 14lb)

 

Event 2: (F/F/F)(M/M/M)

Alpha
4:00
Establish max Clean + Front Squat + Jerk
4:00
1 Pull-up = 3lbs
1 Bar Muscle-up = 10lbs

Bravo
4:00
Establish max Clean + Front Squat + Jerk
4:00
1 KB SDHP (53lb / 35lb) = 3lbs
1 Pull-up = 10lbs

 

Event 3: M/F

45 Reps of:
Deadlifts (225lb / 155lb)
Synchronized Bar Facing Burpees

27-18
Deadlifts (225lb / 155lb)
Synchronized Bar Facing Burpees

21-15-9
Deadlifts (225lb / 155lb)
Synchronized Bar Facing Burpees

Bravo
45 Reps of:
Deadlifts (185lb / 135lb)
Synchronized Bar Facing Burpees

27-18
Deadlifts (185lb / 135lb)
Synchronized Bar Facing Burpees

21-15-9
Deadlifts (185lb / 135lb)
Synchronized Bar Facing Burpees

 

Event 4: M/F

Alpha
60 Overhead Lunges (95lb / 65lb)
40 Toes to Bar with Hang
30 HSPU with Handstand Hold
60 Calorie Row with Front Rack Hold (95lb / 65lb)

Bravo
60 Front Rack Lunges (75lb / 55lb)
40 Hanging Knees Raises with Hang
30 Deficit Push-ups with Plank Hold
60 Calorie Row with Front Rack Hold (75lb / 55lb)

Battle of the Bell Open WOD
Sep
16
7:00 pm19:00

Battle of the Bell Open WOD

  • CrossFit City Limits

This event is for everyone from the CrossFit beginner to the more advanced athlete that is not participating in the Saturday competition. The workout is called "Fight Gone Bad" and is designed to create a motivating, fun and intense environment without any of the pressure associated with a competition. No better way to spend your Friday night than amongst the CrossFit community! Let us know by August 31 at Noon if you want to participate.

Price for the event is $30, which includes a t-shirt.

 

"Fight Gone Bad"

3 Rounds for Reps
1:00 Wallballs (20lb / 14lb)
1:00 SDHP (75lb / 55lb)
1:00 Box Jumps (24" / 20")
1:00 Push Press (75lb / 55lb)
1:00 Row for Calories
1:00 Rest

In this workout, you move from each of the five stations after a minute. The clock does not reset or stop between exercises. This is a five minute round from which a one minute break is allowed before repeating. On the call of "rotate", the athletes must move to the next station immediately. One point is given for each rep, except on the rower where each calorie equates to one point.

CrossFit for All
Sep
2
6:30 pm18:30

CrossFit for All

Join us for our second CrossFit for All workout hosted in conjunction with the Autism Society of Central Texas.

This workout is being provided for all people on the spectrum (ages 10 and up) and their families. The workouts can be modified to anyone's current fitness level and abilities. We want to encourage healthy habits and show that CrossFit is truly for all. Help us spread the word and let's make this even more successful than the first time around!

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, let us know. The more the merrier!

Sunday Skill Sesh
Jul
10
10:00 am10:00

Sunday Skill Sesh

During the first 30 minutes of Open Gym Coach Blake will lead a skill session, focusing mainly on gymnastic elements. This Sunday's skill is Butterfly Kipping Pull-ups!

Free Community Workout
Jun
26
12:00 pm12:00

Free Community Workout

Taylor and Colton are hosting another Free Community Workout. Bring friends, family, puppies (most importantly puppies) and see everyone at Noon! Should be a tough workout with good music, great people and lots of sweat! (especially is Leon shows up)