The American Lung Association, the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, is hosting a fundraising event to “Fight For Air.” The funds raised go to research and … to prevent, fight the effects of, and/or cure asthma, lung cancer, emphysema, COPD, and second hand smoke. Many CrossFit Affiliates are joining in the Fight and, like Barbells For Boobs, have found yet another way to support the community in the betterment of health and wellness. The American Lung Association says,

The LA event is 1,377 stairs of sheer burn, and we’re not talking about your lungs. The sad news is, Californians breathe the worst air in the nation, 90% of us live in areas with unhealthy air. Fight For Air Climb is trying to change that. We’re raising funds to fight for cleaner air that our lungs will breathe for years to come.

CrossFitters know all too well that our sport is more than just our fitness regime-it’s what makes us who we are. Our lives changed the minute we logged on to or worked up the courage to walk into a box for the first time and asked, “What’s this thing called a WOD?” We never really know how much we’re going to suffer when we hear those beautiful words “3-2-1, Go!” But we can promise two things: it’s going to hurt and we’re going to love every second of it.

Fight For Air Climb is a true CrossFit event-utilitarian in nature and a no-fluff approach to fitness. We’re asking you to be the faces, attitudes, hearts and souls who represent CrossFit in our partnership with the American Lung Association to raise funds and awareness for improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

In order to stay true to CrossFit’s competitive nature, there will be several categories in which individuals and affiliates can compete. The categories are as follows:

    • Overall Top Affiliate Fundraisers Per Climb
    • Top Affiliate Fundraisers Statewide
    • Top Individual Fundraisers Statewide
    • Affiliate with the Fastest Time
    • Affiliate with the Most CrossFit Participants in Most Climbs Statewide

For competitions, to register or to check out how the other CrossFit affiliates are doing in the fight for air, visit :

Check out the promo on for more info!

Come on out to be part of the Cheer Squad as Marcus competes in his PL meet tomorrow! Also, on Sunday, Al & Michelle Viquez will be competing in Team CrossFit Academy’s Oly Meet (Michelle’s first meet!!)! Much luck and kudos to all the competitors for stepping into the arena!

WOD 03.25.11


In 30 second stations, complete the following:

  • 10 OHS
  • 1 Rope Climb
  • 8 OHS
  • 2 Rope Climbs
  • 6 OHS
  • 3 Rope Climbs
  • 4 OHS
  • 4 Rope Climbs
  • 2 OHS
  • 5 Rope Climbs

If you don’t finish the reps in the allotted time, move on to next station. Count total reps completed for score.

Rest 8 min, then;

500m row for time

13 Responses to “Fight For Air Climb”

March 25, 2011 at 9:26 AM

Good Luck Marcus!!

Good Luck to Al & Michelle, have a great time!

March 25, 2011 at 9:50 AM

Rock the platform Emperor! I want to see a pay off for all that non-drinking in Vegas :)

Good luck Al and Michelle!!

March 25, 2011 at 10:11 AM

Good luck Marcus, Al & Michelle!!
Wish I could be there in person to cheer you all on :)

March 25, 2011 at 11:14 AM

Your dedication is amazing Marcus, i mean anyone who remains vigilant in Vegas through a long weekend deserves to do well. I wish you all the best, and i know you will represent the tiger-print singlet well. Pow Pow POWERLIFTING!

To our homies away from home… Al and Michelle… Good luck!

Mark Miller (M^2)
March 25, 2011 at 11:23 AM

Good luck Marcus, Al & Michelle!

I’m up for the stairs! Anyone else?

March 25, 2011 at 11:54 AM

Best of luck to the Emperor himself!

March 25, 2011 at 12:01 PM

Good luck Marcus.

Thanks for the shoutout. It’s gonna be fun. looking forward to Sunday.

Michelle V
March 25, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Absolutely thanks for the shoutout!! I’m not surprised at all that even without physically being present @ CFI we are able to maintain being a part of the family! That’s just how AWESOME you all are. We love you guys very much!

Wish we could be there for you Saturday, Marcus. We’re judging sectionals in Riverside and have Eman wrestling close by but we will be there in spirit!! Where is the PL meet?

Michael H
March 25, 2011 at 1:36 PM

can’t wait to see the Emperor lift some mad weight!

BTW, I found the coolest singlet hahaha

Nik Werre
March 25, 2011 at 2:06 PM

Good Luck Marcus Al & Michelle! Kick some ass!


March 25, 2011 at 2:34 PM

yaya Marcus, Al and Michelle!!!

Good Luck strong people!!!!!!!!!

Jason B.
March 25, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Good luck, Marcus! Wear your jumper (singlet) with pride, dominate and then throw the weights at a random person in the audience to show everyone you mean business.

March 25, 2011 at 4:18 PM

Dear Anna: