Meal of the Day


I love Crossfit Bishop. I am the kind of girl that isn't content with 30 minutes of "cardio" on a bike, or a step aerobics class. I like the full body burn, the opportunity to compete, and most of all the surprise that comes with doing something you didn't think you could do. Crossfit is the master at all of this. Crossfit breaks your body down so it can build back up into a better stronger one. It challenges your mind when you do three more reps than you thought possible. And it teaches your heart all you are capable of. Colin is a great instructor. I’ve never had a personal trainer but it is awesome having someone watching your form so closely, it makes you feel safe knowing that someone is looking out for you during challenging exercises so that you can push yourself a little further. Crossfit Bishop has got Colins intensity and attention to detail, Mollys inspiring fitness and kind spirit, a group of incredibly fun and fit people who are as psyched as you and an adorable baby too. Its certainly one of my favorite places to be in Bishop!! 

Annie Trujillo

Crossfit Works!  As a young buck, flush with time to get out in the mountains, I felt strongly that the best training for climbing and backcountry skiing was... climbing and backcountry skiing.  Now I'm by no means the busiest guy, nor do I have the most sedentary job, but I've felt the pinch of time in recent months.  I've spent many days over these busy months with Colin at Crossfit Bishop.   Colin energizes the classes, exudes knowledge and confidence, and successfully walks the fine line between motivation and all out pushing.  I just had my first opportunity in months to test my new Crossfitted bod'.  I can say that the total body training and the fresh, varied workouts make a huge difference!  The strength and endurance gains from Crossfit really shined on a recent one-day, monstrous exploratory ski tour in the High Sierra. I look forward to continuing to train and continuing to express strength gains.

- Jediah Porter

I really appreciate all the dedication, knowledge, and energy you and Molly are so generous in giving. Your trained, focused attention and interest in supporting not only my fitness goals, but maximizing the quality of my performance, keeps me engaged and committed. It is inspiring to be around and has been a great catalyst fueling a new level in my health and fitness. It has always been a priority for me, but sometimes the conditions just have to be right to step up the quality and intensity. I suppose much like a CF workout...So, really, thanks. You guys are providing something very worthy to the Bishop community.

- Paul Elia

CrossFit is a different kind of fitness program that requires much more than gripping a bar and hammering out concentration curls. The complexity and variety of the movements, coupled with the intensity makes for a compelling system of improving one's physical and mental fitness. This is not accomplished without expert, careful, selfless coaching which Colin Broadwater provides.

- Nils Davis


As many reps as possible in 5 minutes of:
Kettlebell swings
Box jumps 


Deadlift 5-5-5 @80-85%
Precision movement on these.  Weight on heels, bar scraping shins, neutral spine, valsalva maneuver...  We did deadlifts last Monday as well, so refer to what you lifted last week and up the ante a bit.  In fact, if you feel really good, go ahead and go for a 5-rep max on that third set!!!  No slop though folks, let's keep it clean.   
As many rounds as possible in 10 minutes of:
7 Power cleans, 135/95 pounds
7 Front squats, 135/95 pounds
7 Strict pull-ups


Meet at the gym,  and we'll head to the track and do some fast running...

Happy 1st Birthday to Jared and Beth's son Grayson!  The little man was putting on quite a show at his first birthday party!!!


Make up day!!!


Back squat

Starting strength

Please, at very least, take a look at the above article if you don't have time to read the whole thing.  If you're at all serious about training with a barbell, you should know who Mark Rippetoe is and become familiar with his books and website.  If you do read the article, please take a moment and add some thoughts to the comments section!