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Brandon’s Dilemma

Brandon’s Dilemma

This is the best blue-jean, cheesie puff, mean mug, overhead squat I've ever seen.


Squat: 80%x2x4

MetCon – 3 Rounds for Time:
Partner A – Row 500m
Partner B – Goblet KB Hold
Partner C – Plank
(Each person must do each exercise 3 times).

Ktowners we recently had a person ask us to make better blog posts like the days of old (aka Brandon Bergin). Clearly we will always post updates and events on the website, so every post can’t be phenomenal, but we used to write about in-depth content more frequently. The problem is this: we would spend a lot of time writing posts and not many people were actually reading them. I have had plenty of members say in reference to a post, “Oh yeah I saw that, but it was like OVER THREE paragraphs long so I didn’t read it.” This is disheartening and doesn’t really encourage us to spend our time, when we already spend so much of it coaching, to learn-ed you some gooder educations.

Here is my proposition. Prove me wrong. If 15 or more different people comment to this post and link a former post you deem “good” then next week will be a R-r-r-r-rampage of knowledge. (2 points to whoever knows that reference).

P.S. 15 people is less than 8% of Ktown,
<3 Coach Miss J

Don’t try and be cute and post multiple times under one name. We can see your ip address.

By | 2017-04-25T14:38:27+00:00 November 15th, 2012|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|22 Comments


  1. L Shizzle November 15, 2012 at 3:51 am


    No Bueno (lol)

    I do like to learn a little something every now and then, say once or twice a week. Doesn’t matter if that something is technique, paleo, or general knowledge oriented. I do realize that a several paragraph long blog post every night is a lot to ask for, unless Grant is writing, so sometime just a paragraph of interest will be fine.

    Leave if to Bergin to start a debate.

  2. Ben November 15, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    This one caught my eye immediately. Not only the member count for the day, but I was shocked to read James’s comment. We’ve all come so far!

    On a side note, the blog does have a loyal following and we all know how hard it is to come up with compelling and meaning full content on a day to day basis. When you can it is much appreciated. You’ve done learned me good over the years.

  3. Callie November 15, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    I agree with Lesley. I thought the posts have been more infrequent in quantity more than anything. Since I haven’t been able to come as often as I like lately, I like to see what I missed if nothing else. I know you-ins are busy though, especially towards the end of the week if an event is coming up. Just sayin’.

  4. Callie November 15, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Also, good find Ben!!

  5. Whitney November 15, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    This post was great simply because it was exactly what I needed to hear at that time!

    I check this blog religiously. It is part of my morning routine! I agree with L, I don’t need a long learning session every morning but once or twice a week would be great.

    Thanks for everything y’all do!

  6. Braers November 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    This one is exceptional:

    I wonder if I post from my work computer, my phone, and my home computer if I can fool Grant and Jessie…

  7. G8r Dave November 15, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I post this for 2 reasons.
    1.Evidence to support the above-stated opinion that there is a loyal following of the blog that comments on posts no one else does.
    2. To check the photo and remind people how far Misty Monday has progressed in her fitness! She is a shadow of her former self.

    Agree RE Ben’s find. James scaling anything seems quite humorous.

    The second link is obviously a sentimental trip down memory lane. I like how the “Give crap to the Gator” thing was on the table from the outset. I just stand close to Rise Up and say “Tell that to my buddy, buck-o!” BTW, notice the “Stick Rate” of those Pilot Peeps is pretty strong.

  8. MSG November 15, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    I was relatively new at the time and this blog post was really helpful and got me on the right track mentally, etc. etc…. It also made me excited about reading the blog posts because of their usefulness beyond WOD info.

  9. ramona November 15, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    This has always been one of my favorites:

  10. Rise Up November 15, 2012 at 3:35 pm
    Since I do not have the interweb at mi casa I try to read/watch all the post at work. This one is a recent fav that I’m trying to finish watching the video.

    Ben, great post, and to read my own comment was crazy. To think back to Ktown 1.0 and realize I was on the green band and moving up to the blue band for pull-ups is a testament to Ktown’s coaching and programming.

  11. Dougie Fresh November 15, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Great form on that OHS above.

  12. KB November 15, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    you can learn a lot by just reading. you don’t always have to be yelled at.

    first point is: its ok for Mommy to hit daddy at dinner

    second one is: take care of the thing that carries you around in life. treat it right and it will last a long time.

  13. Brosno November 15, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    The cave post is one of my favorites..

  14. amanda November 15, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    I guess I could put every single post about the Garage Games from the 2009-2010 era when the gym on Papermill could basically fit inside the new gym’s office. (Saw the new place on Friday….amazing guys!!) I was new to crossfit then and LOVED everything about it and you guys. It was awesome to hear how the competition progressed….it was just cool. But I picked the badger post because I remembered that day….for some reason.

    I have told many people that I have looked several places and have found NOTHING close to the Ktown crew of coaches, programming, and atmosphere. I actually read the blog quite often to see how things are going even though I’m only in town a few times a year. Your work/effort/knowledge are appreciated. And the blog following extends at least to the Metro DC area. :-)

  15. Harper November 15, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    I want to see Doug doing an OHS with an adolescent black bear that’s holding the cheesie puff.

    Mean mug optional.

  16. kaht November 15, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    I watched the entire video posted the other night. Im now trying to figure out how to best utilize my window sill space to grow my own crops. I don’t read daily but always catch up. Btw im always very fond of posts that mention/show me! Oh and I’ve read most cholesterol related posts pre my arrival to ktown.

  17. Coach CBo November 15, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Who is Brandon?

  18. Misty November 15, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Best compliment ever is when I get told I look like a different person! Don’t stop the learn-ed. Gotta have it. We may not say it enough, but we appreciate it.

  19. K Reed November 16, 2012 at 3:13 am

    President Richard Nixon in a November 3, 1969, speech in which he said, “And so tonight—to you, the great silent majority of my fellow Americans—I ask for your support.”

  20. Samantha November 16, 2012 at 3:29 am

    As the coaches #1 fan (and a fairly ocd person) it is only appropriate that I share this post:

    …I love each and every one of you.

  21. 50 Shades November 16, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    I don’t have anything witty or profound to say that hasn’t already been said, but do appreciate the time and effort you all put into the blog. While I’m not an every day reader, I do read it several times a week and like learning about all things CrossFit, paleo, mobility etc… And like Kaht, I enjoy seeing my face on the blog. Lastly, Misty you are a shadow of your self and I couldn’t be prouder of your hard work :)

    Love y’all!!


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