Some Notes, Thoughts, and Prayers

Posted: April 24, 2011 by Todd Katz in Uncategorized

Reminder: Nutrition Seminar starts at 6:00 PM Thursday evening. There will be a workout following the seminar!!! The workout will be the entrance point to the nutrition challenge and it will be the WOD at all workouts on Thursday, so if you cannot make the Thursday evening WOD you can come to any workout on Thursday.

No Saturday Class May 7th: Please note that all Saturday classes and CrossFit kids Saturday class are cancelled on May 7th due to the Olympic Weightlifting Seminar. This seminar has been sold out for months and I’d like to thank all the Hammer Down CrossFiters who have signed up for the seminar. ALSO: If you DO NOT currently own a pair of weightlifting shoes, you may want to purchase a pair. Coach B will certainly address this. Additionaly, learn to love and master the hook grip. I can’t emphasize this point enough! Yah Burpees!!!!!

Nutrition Challenge: For those of you who have participated in previous challenges, you know that I DO NOT take before and after pictures. Rather, I maintain that when you follow solid nutrition, your physical work capacity will increase. With increased work capacity comes increased intensity. With increased intensity comes all the ancilary benefits you are looking for. Reduced body fat — prescription higher intensity, increased bone density — prescription higher inensity, lose weight — prescription higher intensity, decreased triglycerides — prescription higher intensity…. This higher intensity I believe is a by product of good solid nutrition. You will certainly learn a lot more Thursday night at the seminar. So instead of measuring how you look, I would much prefer to measure your power output.

Alternate 11.6 WOD: Due to the nutrition seminar the alternative to doing wod 11.6 on Saturday will be Wednesday at 7:30 this week. Please do your best to come to either Wednesday or Saturday. If neither of those times work, talk with me offline and I will try to plan something out for you.

Our Dear Friend Josh:For those of you who know Josh Price, you know that he is deploying to Iraq on May 9th. I would like to thank Josh for his dedication to our country. It’s so easy to sometimes overlook the freedoms we all enjoy. One only has to turn on CNN and see that in many parts of the world, people do not enjoy the liberty that we have here. The price of this liberty is steep and it is people like Josh who go and make sure we have it.
When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great mountains, and the sea. He means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect. ~Adlai Stevenson

Godspeed Josh!

See you at the box.


  1. nicole says:

    Well said coach Todd and thank you Josh for your dedicated service.

  2. Hil says:

    Awesome post TK, looking fwd to the challenge!

    Keep your head low and your a** lower Josh!

    [Blessed be the LORD my strength,
    which teacheth my hands to war,
    and my fingers to fight] Psalm 144:1

    Thank you for your service Josh!

  3. Space Ghost says:

    Happy Easter everyone. Stay safe Josh.

  4. Monach says:

    Josh-Thanks for all the coaching and know you have all our best wishes for a safe deployment.

    Thanks for your service to this country!

  5. Kelly (KVP) says:

    Thank you HD family. We appreciate all of your positive thoughts, prayers, and support.


  6. salbec says:

    Thanks Josh and Kelly for your service to the USA and to support our freedoms! You know we love you both!


  7. Cindy2 says:

    I am grateful for what you do. Thank you Josh.

  8. Frank says:

    Anyone have an open spot for 6AM Monday?

  9. Frank says:

    Got it. Thanks to whomever opened one up!

  10. tpham says:

    Thank you and be safe Josh.

  11. romano says:

    i wore my “Freedom is not Free” hat today in honor of Josh. I’ll wear the whole month in honor of you, Nick Kirven and all soldiers.

  12. Drewish princess says:

    Josh, thanks for giving so much so we can all live the lives that we do. Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6…..shoot first brother. Stay safe

  13. Lima Lima says:

    Be safe and keep your head on a swivel. If you need anything let me know.

  14. Caryn says:


  15. Lori Sam says:

    Josh and Kelly – Thanks for your sacrifices to protect OUR freedom. Kelly – Your HD friends will help you get through the separation. We love you both.

  16. Stamper says:

    Josh – stay alert, maintain your weapon, and post a guard to your six.

    See you when you return.

  17. Peggy says:

    63, 83, 93, 103 F, 103 F, 98×1

    Thanks Megan and Lauren for working out with me.

    Kelly and Josh- will keep you in my prayers. Thanks for the sacrifices you are both making for our country.

  18. Josh says:

    Thanks everyone for the well wishes, see you guys in a year.

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