Monday, April 28 2014

Posted by Mandee on April 27, 2014   |   29 Comments


Kim 1H sleeve




A. Sumo Deadlift: 2-2-2-2-2  E2MOM

B. 4 x 500m row sprints

rest 3-4 minutes between efforts

Cool Down: 50 GHD sit-ups or an-mat anchored sit-ups Military style


Reminder: Open Gym now Monday through Thursday from 1pm-3pm! Free to Gold Members, Bronze and Silver can attend and pay a drop in fee. 


If you ordered an OPEN t-shirt, they will be available for pick up during class on Tuesday! Our Open t-shirt this year was inspired by the awesome performance of Kim Garrison in 14.5. Kim fought for 56 minutes and 25 seconds, gaining momentum as she went, exemplifying our CFHSV motto of Finishing STRONG!

Way to go KIM!

AND….A HUGE congratulations to our very own Coach Dennis Berry for qualifying 5th in the Masters 45-49 year old Male Division and earning himself a ticket to the 2014 CrossFit Games! Dennis will travel to Carson, California in July to compete for the title Fittest 45-49 Year Old Man on Earth! Dennis, we are SO proud of you and are all inspired daily by your passion, dedication and hard work. WAY TO GO DENNIS!


DUE TO THE THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER, WE WILL BE CANCELING THE 515pm and 615pm CLASSES TODAY. Stay safe and stay weather aware!

29 responses to “Monday, April 28 2014”

  1. Mandee says:

    Truly an inspiring performance Kim! Seeing your husband and your girls watch your determination and fight was an awesome sight. Definitely a top highlight of the CFHSV 2014 Open! Strong work 🙂

    And Dennis, I just can’t say it enough. I am beyond excited for you, and so very very proud of you Coach! Such an amazing accomplishment by such a great athlete. Can’t wait to cheer you on to victory!! 🙂

  2. Eric says:

    Shirts turned out great!

  3. Fleming sharp says:

    This Makes Me Sooooo Happy!!!! Go Kim!

  4. AP says:

    Congratulations DB! Echo what Mandee said a thousand times!

  5. mac says:

    Kim it was an inspiring performance and the perfect picture to sum up what the open can be about!

    Dennis – you are just plain awesome! Congrats

  6. Felicia says:

    Back from my hiatus…

    1. Tracey thank you for the coaching this morning, it was great as usual.

    2. Kim, I am going to have a hard time wearing the shirt, because it brings a tear to my eye. Just so proud of you and being part of this experience. The open was many things to many people, but your grit through ALL of the WODs was inspiring. Seeing you fight for every rep, PR weights, and never give up… humbling! There were a lot of heroes for me, but I think the best part of it was the sense of team that I felt. Not a single WOD did I finish without high-fives, congrats, and fist bumps! For me 14.5 was heavy hearted… I had just said good-bye to my best friend in a most unexpected manner. Lucy Martha Eleanor was with me through so much, and I know she led a good life. But, as I type this with the snoring Dudley by my feet, I realize that Lucy, albeit special and amazing, gave me the gift of being able to love unconditionally. And without CFHSV, Dudley would not have been possible, and he really is too perfect!

    3. Dennis Berry – wow! just WOW! you are an incredible athlete and coach. Can we get shirts that say “We are coached by the XX fittest 45-49 year old man alive!” Seriously, so proud of you!!!!

    4. I kept it light today as it was really the first time back in what seemed like FOREVER!
    185# Sumo DL

  7. George C says:

    Congratulations Dennis! It is an honor to be coached by you.

    A) 295-295-295-295-300

    B) 1:35-1:38-1:41-1:40

  8. Mike P says:

    Great job Dennis. I’m truly amazed.

    A) 295-295-295-295-300

    B) 1:47 1:50 1:52 1:53

  9. Clair says:

    Love, Love, Love this shirt! Kim, you were amazing to watch and to have your family there cheering you on was awesome!! Such determination!
    Congrats, Dennis! I am so very proud of you and honored to be coached by you! You are an amazing athlete and person!!
    A. 185#
    B. 1:99,2:17,2:19,2:18

  10. Mimi says:

    A: 160#
    B: 2:05.5; 2:18.8; 2:12.3; 2:12.5
    Pure awfulness. That second one was brutal.

  11. Kim G says:

    I love my Crossfit Huntsville family! None of this would be possible for me without such great coaching and encouragement from friends. I’m blessed to be with the best! Congratulations Dennis and I look forward to cheering you on til the end! And I want a Tshirt like Felicia mentioned above too! Way to go Dennis!

  12. Fleming sharp says:

    Good Gut Check Today! Thanks Dennis For A Great Wod And Your Always Stellar Coaching! Kill It In Ca!!!!
    Sumo 235# Across
    1:57, 2:04, 2:05, 2:04

  13. Haley says:

    Kim, you’re such a strong woman! Your drive and push is amazing. Live that CFHSV captures greatness and puts it in our Open shirts 2 yrs in a row 🙂
    Dennis you know how highly I think of you. You’re an amazing man and athlete. So lucky to call you my coach. So proud of you. Can’t wait for the Games!!!!

  14. Matthew H says:

    The 4x 500m is tough. You must go into the PAIN CAVE on this one.

    275# across

    1:39.3 , 1:50.5 , 1:56.5 , 1:52.4

    I can’t believe I was able to find those 4 seconds on the 4th round.

  15. Sweaty Wall Balls says:

    A. 405# Across
    B. 1:38-1:44-1:47-1:46

    Great class today and it was good seeing Coach DB in the morning class

  16. Pedro says:

    Great job Coach DB….RLTW!
    Sumo: 375 (PR)
    Wod: 1:36/1:41/1:46/1:50.

  17. paul mc hammer says:



  18. Candace says:

    a. 155 b. 2:08,2:13,2:14,2:17. Dennis, I forgot to tell you ‘Congratulations!’. So proud of you!

  19. Robb says:

    a. 315
    b. 1:37/1:50/1:51/1:53

  20. Rob Latham says:

    a. 295(3 sets) and 300(2 sets) PR
    b. 1:53/1:59/2:05/1:56

    This is why keeping a journal is fun… My 3rd WOD I ever did back in October was row sprints. On my 500M rows I did 2:26/2:19. It’s nice to see results in black and white!

    Congratulations CoachDB! I am very proud and honored to be coached by you.

  21. Chris Roth says:

    way to go Coach!!

    A. 275 (3 sets), 285, 295 PR

    B 1:38/1:44/1:42/1:51

  22. James Stranahan says:

    A: 225#

    B: 1:51/1:47/1:53/1:51

  23. Erin Little says:

    A. Started at 185# but started rounding and dropped down to 155#
    B. 2:09, 2:14, 2:14, 2:15

  24. Misty says:

    LOVE the shirt!
    2:00, 2:01, 2:05, 2:07

  25. Bradley F says:

    A. 315 across

    B. 1:49/1:50/1:50/1:53

  26. Jada says:

    A. 315
    B. 1:36/1:43/1:50/1:49

  27. Jay T says:

    Kim’s courage and fight in the Open is a spark for us all. Coach DB, Godspeed in So.Cal. I’m proud to stand in the shadow of you both.

    1:47, 1:49, 1:47, 1:49

    “Where does the power come from to see the race to its end?“
    “From within.”
    —Chariots of Fire

  28. Gina Terry says:

    I’m honored to be coached by a man like DB! And Kim, you are a true inspiration to us all!

    155# across
    1:58, 2:00, 2:06, 2:07