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


Squat snatch and,

The reverse hyper part one

The reverse hyper part two

You may have noticed the new machine in the gym called the reverse hyper.  The two videos above describe it's benefits.  You will need a subscription to the CrossFit Journal to access the videos.  If you don't have a subscription you're missing out on one of the most phenomenal resources in fitness...


Three Rounds for time of:
Run 400 meters
21 Kettlebell swings 1/1.5 pood
12 Pull ups 


"Fight Gone Bad!"

Three rounds of:
Wall-ball, 20/16 pound ball, 10 ft target (Reps)
Sumo deadlift high-pull, 75/55 pounds (Reps)
Box Jump, 20/16" box (Reps)
Push-press, 75/55 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.


"CrossFit Total"

Back squat, 1 rep
Shoulder Press, 1 rep
Deadlift, 1 rep

Kristan Clever: Squat 275, Press 118, Deadlift 335. Total 728lbs
Post total to comments.

Huge congratulations to Gavin Delmas for passing the Level I CrossFit Certification this weekend!!!  Be ready to start seeing Gavin helping out and running classes in the gym more, and more, and more...  And it's looking like we just might be seeing Krista Cooper coaching in the near future!!!!


"The Breeze"
50 Air Squats

Run 400m
25 Push Press 75/55 pounds
Run 400m
50 Sit Ups
Run 400m
25 Burpees
Run 400m
50 Double Unders or 250 Singles
Run 400m
25 Box jumps 
Run 400m
50 Pull Ups
Run 400m

Molly's dad, Edgar Lawrence Breene III (Larry), who was with us from 1949 to 2010 passed away on April 11th, 2010 from a long, silent battle with cancer.  We'd like to dedicate this Memorial Day WOD to him. He served as a Marine in the Vietnam War. He was known amongst his friends and family as "the Breeze." By far one of the funniest, wittiest men ever.