Thursday 170713 “Tabata This!”

Welcome to the Hut… you might know that the building we occupy is known as a Quonset Hut… but you might not know anything other than that.  Read this and you will know more about Quonset Huts than 99.99% of the world!

Quonset hut is a prefabricated structure of corrugated steel in the shape of half cylinder. For generations, this building has been meeting the requirements of the backyard hobbyists, industrial giants and military who need safe, economical and dependable storage space.  The design of the Quonset hut was based on the Nissen hut which is founded by the British during the First World War.

Quonset hut is also known as Arch Buildings due to its shape. The prefabricated building provides benefits that no other pre-engineered building provides, from high security and cheapest cost for the ability to withstand hurricanes, blizzards – whatever Mother Nature sends their way.

During the World War II, it is considered that many Quonset huts were built and utilized in the combat field by the US military. The George A. Fuller construction company was chosen to construct these huts. The first was developed within sixty days. The design was a 5 m × 11 m (16 ft. × 36 ft.) structure made by steel members with a 2.4 m (8 ft.) radius. The two ends of these huts were covered by plywood, which had doors as well as windows. The sides of the huts were corrugated steel sheets and the interior had pressed a wood floor and wood lining. The building could be placed on pilings, on concrete, or on the ground with a wood floor.  The great thing about the Quonset huts is that they could be utilized for anything like storage bays, medical areas, living quarters, workshops, etc. Before these huts came along you had the alternatives of using civilian buildings, and canvas tent.  Quonset huts get their name (‘Quonset’) because they were first made at a place which is known as Quonset Point, which is situated on the Rhode Island, USA. During the Second World War, Between 150,000 and 170,000 Quonset huts were constructed. When the World War II ended the US Army required a way to aside the massive surplus of huts that they had, hence they made a decision to sell them to people. Many buildings still stand throughout the United State and also they are seen in museums of military and other areas featuring Second World War memorabilia. Some huts are used at Unites State military bases. ~from http://www.quonset-hut.org, Repost from Sept 2015

This mystery rope climber continues to scale to new heights of fitness since she joined us MANY years ago. Who is this Mystery Athlete? Post your guess to comments.

Thursday’s WOD at 6, 7, 9am and again at 4 and 6pm
Handstand warm up, skill work and practice
-then-
“Tabata This”- this is a CrossFit benchmark WOD.
Tabata Row
Rest 1 minute
Tabata Squat
Rest 1 minute
Tabata Pull-up
Rest 1 minute
Tabata Push-up
Rest 1 minute
Tabata Sit-up
Post total number of reps for each activity to chalkboard/journals.
The Tabata interval is 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest for 8 intervals.
Compare to Sept 20 2016, June 8 2015 and/ or September 23 2010

Thursday 5pm Open Training Hour

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