Thursday, February 24, 2011

Eat more protein!

"Eat one gram of protein per pound of bodyweight." Great, but how much FOOD is that???

Now you can figure it out:


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Announcing Wodfinder!

I wanted to let everyone know about a website a friend and I just put together to draw more attention to all the great WODs that our growing number of affiliates are putting out there every day. It's called Wodfinder.

As a Crossfitter, I've always been curious to see how other gyms program their WODs, and love to see the photos and videos that get shared through affiliate blogs.

For trainers, this is a great way to keep up with how other gyms are programming, and build a stronger presence in the community by having your WODs included on the site. You can also search across all the WODs, so you can see how many great workouts include kettlebells, for example.

Right now the site aggregates ~100 blogs and growing. Please email me or msg me on the board if you'd like to suggest a blog to include.

So, get your dose of daily WODs from across the world by visiting one site. We have a simple mobile view that will work automatically if you visit the site on a smart phone or iPad as well.

We've got lots of ideas for where this will go, but we'd love to hear your feedback first! Check it out and let us know what you think!

Enjoy Wodfinder!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 will always be free for everyone

I started Crossfit in July of 2008 because being fit became a major life priority. I was immediately inspired by Crossfit methods, most notably that you could compare work capacity over time via either work or time-based WODs. To keep me motivated, I wanted to see my work capacity for workouts graphed over time to show constant improvement.

My son Blake was about a year old then, and he was taking pretty solid naps every day. Over the course of a weekend or two, I built the bulk of what is today. A free, simple Crossfit tracker, that provides graphs of your progress over time.

Crossfit is essentially an open-source business model. This speaks to my values as a software engineer and I could hardly ever give back to the Crossfit community what I have taken. is free for individuals and setting up an affiliate or group is also free. is and will always be free.

By not charging to use, I afford myself a bit of time in responding to support emails and setting up new groups. It let's me enjoy the process of enhancing the community without feeling pressured to deliver. is aimed primarily at helping individuals understand their work capacity better, and to show them how much fitter they have become.

Keep up all the great work, folks! Keep recommending to family and friends, to your Crossfit gym and beyond. Enjoy.

Monday, September 14, 2009

New Feature: TXT to!

I've been meaning to implement this for a while, and today I finally got around to it. You can now send text messages from your phone to, to create log entries!

First, you'll have to add your phone number to your profile. Click on "My Profile", then "Edit your profile" and add your mobile phone number to your profile.

To post a workout to via text message:
  • send a text to: 41411
  • start your text with the keyword statulous
  • add your log message and send!
Example: text to 41411
statulous 10:44 Crossfit Annie, finally linked my double unders!

Entries logged from text messages are entered as custom entries. You will need to edit a log entry on to assign it to the proper category, if necessary. Text messages are limited to 160 characters, so you'll still need to use to add more detail to your posts.

Now, if you have set up your log to post to twitter, you can update and twitter from a single text message.

I'm using as the SMS gateway. You will receive a text message reply to your phone that may include a link to ringtones, etc. This advertising keeps this SMS service free, above any rates charged by your carrier.

Enjoy, and keep tracking!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

New feature: Milestones

Crossfit workouts include a diverse set of activities to increase an athlete's fitness level across all fitness domains. Do a few different Crossfit workouts, and you're getting hit with weightlifting, gymnastics, metcons, and more.

Several Crossfit affiliates have put together their take on what could be called an "Athletic Levels & Milestones" chart. TJ's Gym has put a milestone chart in their welcome packet since day one. It categorizes specific activities into categories (Weightlifting, Gymnastics, etc.) and levels (Apprentice, Craftsman, Expert, Elite).

When I looked at this chart, a few questions came to mind:
  • What percentage of the "Apprentice" activities can I do?
  • What about "Craftsman" and so on?
  • In general, what are my strengths and weaknesses?
  • Might my weightlifting skill set be much higher than my gymnastic ability?
Introducing Milestones:
  • Activities are organized by level and then by category
  • Check off each activity as you complete them
  • See what percentage of each level you have completed
  • Get a graph depicting what percentage of each category in each level, you have completed
  • Spot trends of your strengths and weaknesses
  • Check your friends/clients milestones and see how they are doing
I hope you enjoy ticking off those milestones! Keep tracking!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Clean Eating, how I make it work

Clean Eating, how I make it work is a post I wrote on my personal blog that may be of interest to the broader audience. I aimed to boil down my 6 month journey into Crossfit and clean eating including details on implementation.

In December last year, I was looking at the 10 fitness domains written on the whiteboard at my gym and thought they mapped quite appropriately to my work life. Here is the resulting post aiming to help you Train to not suck at life.

As for, I'm working on some big additions to the site to help you track your progress. As always, please submit your feedback or email me directly if you have any ideas or issues.

Have fun, and keep tracking!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

What a ride! has been online for just over 22 weeks now and I'm glad to see so many other folks using it.

As the clock strikes midnight here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we'll have ~180 members who have logged well over two thousand workouts.

Several gyms have also signed up to use this year.
Surface Warfare Functional Fitness Training (SWFFT) was founded by AJ Kruppa, a friend of mine from High School. It's been fun to reconnect over Crossfit!

Enjoy a nice non-paleo beverage tonight, and best wishes for 2009.

Keep tracking!