Friday 140829



The stations are:
Wall-ball: 20 pound ball, 10 ft target. (Reps)
Push-press: 75 pounds (Reps)
Slam Ball (40/20)
Box Jump: 20″ box (Reps)
Row: calories (Calories)

Police Officer Will Not Be Charged For Killing Napster Exec While Texting And Driving — Because It’s Apparently OK For Police To Do That

Business Insider

 Milton Olin
Napster COO Milton Olin.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy Andrew Wood will not be charged for fatally running over former Napster COO Milton Olin Jr. in his patrol car while the officer was typing a message into his computer.

We first saw the news on Valleywag, but there is good coverage in the Daily News and LAist.

The instance exposes the different way that law enforcement officials are treated versus civilians in cases where a person is killed because of texting while driving.

It’s illegal to text and drive in California; the state has a specific law against it. Civilians caught doing it can expect to face charges. But a report from the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office shows that the rules may be applied differently to cops.

The incident involving Olin and Wood happened in December 2013 in Calabasas, California. Olin, a key figure at the peer-to-peer music-sharing company that pioneered the online music download industry, was cycling in the bicycle lane when he was killed instantly by Wood’s patrol car.

Wood drifted into the bicycle lane while typing a reply to a colleague who wanted to know whether any other officers were required to attend a fire reported at a high school he had just left. He was trying to tell the other officer that no further backup was needed.

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s report into the incident says that even though it is illegal to text and drive, Wood was not negligent because police officers are expected to respond quickly to messages from colleagues:

LA County District Attorney

LA County District Attorney’s Office

Wood had also been texting his wife from his personal phone minutes before the crash, but those texts were not thought to have contributed to Wood’s inattention while driving, the DA’s office said.

In a statement taken at the scene, Wood claimed that Olin had veered into his lane. The DA reported that the opposite was true.

Deputy who killed ex-Napster COO will not be charged b/c he was answering work email

— daniel (@cyclingreporter) August 28, 2014

Many of Los Angeles’ cyclists are furious at the lack of charges, according to the LAist. “To say biking advocates are unhappy with the DA’s decision to not press charges is an understatement.”

There is a petition to prosecute Deputy Andrew Wood on

Wednesday 140101


Fight Gone Bad!

That seems a fun way to start the New Year.

I was eating bacon when I read this…From UK’s The Independent


No meat, no dairy, no problem: is 2014 the year vegans become mainstream?

As a German vegan supermarket opens its doors in Britain for the first time, veganism comes in from the cold
As New Year dietary fads go, giving up meat, dairy and fish altogether might seem extreme for the average person looking to shed a few pounds. Yet there are growing signs that 2014 could be the year that veganism – often viewed as the preserve of hippies, animal activists and health obsessives – stops being a niche dietary choice and gains new followers, and not just because of soon-forgotten resolutions.
This year will see the German supermarket chain ‘Veganz – We Love Life’ opening its first branch in the UK, offering over 6,000 vegan products. The store is hoping to take advantage of increasing interest in non-meat, non-dairy food, with celebrities such as Jay Z and Beyoncé among those to have reportedly tried adopting veganism.

Most UK supermarkets already stock vegan products, but Veganz is the first dedicated chain store of its kind in Europe. Set up in 2011, the company hopes to open a total of 21 stores across the continent by 2015 to meet growing demand.

The choice of not consuming any animal products at all is currently being promoted by Mark Bittman’s book VB6, which takes a “flexitarian” approach – advocating eating a vegan diet before 6pm.

“By going 100 per cent vegan I think people are missing the boat,” said Mr Bittman. “The question is not how challenging you can make your diet but how sane you can make it; there’s nothing wrong with animal products in moderation,” he says.

“The problem is Read more Wednesday 140101

Saturday 110917

Today is a FREE WOD.  Bring your family or friends.  If you have always wanted to try a CrossFit workout, come on in…


Fight Gone Bad Better!

Three rounds of:
Wall-ball, 20 pound ball, 10 ft target (Reps)
2 Pood swings OR Burpees (Reps)
Box Jump, 20″ box (Reps)
Push-press, 75 pounds (Reps)
Row (Calories)

In this workout you move from each of 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 call of “rotate”, the athletes must move to next station immediately for best score. One point is given for each rep, except on the rower where each calorie is one point.

TitanFit is not a big fan of SDHP.  As such we have, for your safety, replaced them with 2 Pood KB Swings or Burpees.

Tuesday 090818

OK gang….

My bad as I have not yet posted info on this year’s Fight Gone Bad Fund Raiser…Fight Gone Bad IV takes place on Saturday, September 26, 2009.

The event can take place at Affiliate facilities between 6am and 4pm. The event format is the Fight Gone Bad CrossFit format. In this workout you move from each of five stations after a minute. This is a five-minute round from which a one-minute break is allowed before repeating. The event is in the 3 round format.

The stations are:
Wall-ball: 20 pound ball, 10 ft target. (Reps)
Sumo dead lift high-pull: 75 pounds (Reps)
Box Jump: 20″ box (Reps)
Push-press: 75 pounds (Reps)
Row: calories (Calories)

NOW YOU KNOW! More info on TitanFit’s entry soon to come!

Dead Lift
80% of 1RM x5, x4, x3, x2, x1 (add 5 lbs to 090707’s effort)

“Mini MetCon”

Tabata Row!

Friday 090529

Yesterday we discussed the exercises that we hated most. I threw them all together into 1 workout so we can share the hate! JB calls these goat moves. I argue that GOAT means Greats of All Time, but I digress. Now and going forward, I present to you:


It is a “FGB” style (3 rounds of 5-1 minute of exercises) workout

53 lbs M/ 26 lbs F KB Swings
Burpees (Yea Burpees!)
Box Jumps
Push Ups
65 lbs SDHP M / 35 lbs SDHP F (YES with a barbell)