Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Congratulations to all of the CrossFit Route 7, Ballston CrossFit, and Black and Red Barbell members who competed and represented our strong community at the Baltimore Open at the Athletic Asylum at CrossFit White Marsh this past Saturday and Sunday. Not only did we have numerous PR’s, qualifying totals, and first-timers getting their first taste of competitive weightlifting, we had lifters in every session and represented the Black and Red with sportsmanship, cheers and support that spread through that room as we had quite the group of “Black and Redders” present in the seats throughout the weekend.

A special thank you to our amazing coaches Mike Hom, John Bova and Jake Schmitt for spending countless hours with the athletes in preparation for our club’s first meet since bringing everyone together at CFR7. The future is filled with exciting work, conquests and fun because of their expertise, patience, and gentlemanly good looks.

Lastly, we wouldn’t all be together if it weren’t for our fearless leader, Tucker Jones and his tireless work to create the ideal environment to train and grow and allow all our athletes to push themselves day in and day out and go after any and all goals they have.


The 2015 CrossFit Games, starts Thursday, February 26

This is our very first CrossFit Open as a gym and we’re PUMPED! The road to the Games starts with the Open. The Open is 5 weeks long, with a different workout announced each week. Athletes do the workouts and enter their scores in the worldwide leaderboard. It is a fun, challenging, and exciting time because ANYONE can compete. This year includes a scaled division, so athletes of all ability levels can join in. We highly encourage you to register for the Open and participate in the worldwide CrossFit community. We guarantee you’ll do things you never thought possible. The registration fee is $20. Go here to register and select CrossFit Route 7 as your affiliate. Let’s do this!



Press, 5×3 (ME = max effort)


4 rounds, 1 minute stations:

  • Shoulder to overhead, 115/80
  • Games Standard Box jumps, 24/20
  • Burpees to 6″ jump
  • Toes to bars