November 9, 2005

Wednesday 051109

Rest Day


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Josh Everett - Post your caption to comments.

Handstand straight arm forward roll [video]

Posted by lauren at November 9, 2005 8:06 PM

The caption should read,"Typical post CrossFit workout,Cut and past your face on body".

Comment #1 - Posted by: DJ at November 8, 2005 7:54 PM

Setting: CrossFit Calendar 2006 photoshoot

Photographer: "C'mon Josh, more emotion! Sell it to me baby! Pretend you're in pain like when that girlfriend of yours, whats her name ... Fran, Helen, Frelen ... whatever her name is, just messed you up!"

Comment #2 - Posted by: Tom N at November 8, 2005 7:54 PM

I don't know about a caption, but you could submit that to a number of women's magazines and make a LOT of money.

Comment #3 - Posted by: beth at November 8, 2005 7:59 PM

Ummm, that was an awesome picture of Annie the other day. I liked that one...

Comment #4 - Posted by: tombrose at November 8, 2005 8:02 PM

It looks like a giant hairy fish with arms coming out of its head is eating his neck.

Yeah, I know - that's pretty out there.

I noticed a lot of folks subing using a bench for the box jumps.
Just a suggestion - I use an aerobic stepper with about ten risers underneath each end. I push it up next to a wall for stabalization. We have A LOT of steppers and risers in the gym for the aerobics classes. Works great.

Comment #5 - Posted by: robp at November 8, 2005 8:04 PM

For the "Men of Crossfit Calendar 2006" -- and the ladies of Crossfit say, "Dang, just half a picture?!?"

marianne ;-)
(love you, Eric)

Comment #6 - Posted by: marianne at November 8, 2005 8:18 PM

I'm thinking...the advertisement for a new CrossFit cologne..."Mess you up...and smell good doing it" HAHAHA

Comment #7 - Posted by: TimR at November 8, 2005 8:24 PM

Tom, I didn't get it at first but then I saw it! Too funny!

(hint, his nipple is the eye of the fish.)

An image of pain and pleasure.

Coach, is word of mouth not enough? are you resorting to the most used sales tactic just to sell more journals. haha

Funny, yet disturbing.

Comment #8 - Posted by: Stan K at November 8, 2005 8:34 PM

We missed Josh at the seminar this weekend.


Comment #9 - Posted by: Coach at November 8, 2005 8:38 PM

"Calgon take me AWAY!"

Comment #10 - Posted by: Brian Mc. at November 8, 2005 8:48 PM

lol @ beth.

My thoughts exactly?

"Did Coach finally take the easy route???"

Comment #11 - Posted by: Laurar at November 8, 2005 8:48 PM

"In a related story, man bludgeoned unconscious by angry gym patrons. He was doing all these pullups so I couldn't do my cross-over cable flies, one gym patron was quoted as saying. See full story on page 3B."

Comment #12 - Posted by: mfbunch at November 8, 2005 8:48 PM

i cant think of a good caption at the moment but wanted to post a quote from "Sources of Power" by Gary Klein:

"It is easy to toss around a concept such as expertise. How much experience does it take to become an expert? Ericsson and Charness (1994) reviewed studies of expertise in a wide variety of tasks and found that the top performers appeared to practice around four hours a day, six to seven days a week, for approximately a decade. Individual differences in abilities, strength, or other factors did not have the same impact as sheer amount of time spent practicing. You might think that people who were better stayed with the task longer, so the initial skill level was a key to the amount of dedication shown. However, the data do not support this idea. The different studies that Ericsson and Charness reviewed failed to demonstrate that the eventual experts started out as gifted. Rather, it was their dedication that paid off.

"One of the keys that E and C identified is the way experts practice. Often they set practice goals for themselves. For example, if a child's mother has insisted she spend an hour practicing the piano, she will be watching the clock the whole time. However, if she marks off an hour to play a certain piece through without any errors and almost has it at the end of the hour, she might consider trying it again - maybe once or twice - until she feels her hands getting too tired. This proactive attitude toward practice is different from simply putting time in." (Ch. 10, Endnote 2)

so dedication is more important than initial skill and performance-based goals work better than sheer volume...interesting.

Comment #13 - Posted by: ediddy at November 8, 2005 8:54 PM

That guy's my hero!


Comment #14 - Posted by: Greg Amundson at November 8, 2005 8:56 PM

...and that's when Pukey the Clown curbstomped poor Josh.

Comment #15 - Posted by: Northcott at November 8, 2005 9:45 PM

that's just Josh having a fit he wasn't at the Colorado seminar, that was BEFORE the WAD.

Comment #16 - Posted by: eva t. at November 8, 2005 9:53 PM

"Go again?"

Comment #17 - Posted by: Carrie at November 8, 2005 10:16 PM

"Ah jeez, is it morning? I told those bastards to take me home if I passed out and the squat rack."

Comment #18 - Posted by: Kalen M. at November 8, 2005 11:08 PM

CrossFit - It'll put hair on your chest.

Comment #19 - Posted by: Mike at November 9, 2005 12:09 AM

"No wonder Wolverine is a superhero. He does Crossfit!"

Comment #20 - Posted by: Kent Sewell at November 9, 2005 12:47 AM

I think mike made the best comment! "It'll put hair on your chest!!!" HA HA HA HA HA =)

But seriously, he must have had his pic taken right after sunday's killer workout!!

To my abs I say: R.I.P!

Comment #21 - Posted by: gigi at November 9, 2005 1:56 AM

'This is what it takes to be faster than your own shadow, folks'

I also have to agree with Greg, Josh Everett, our hero ...

Comment #22 - Posted by: David S. at November 9, 2005 2:27 AM

"A guy walks into a bar...ouch"

Comment #23 - Posted by: brendan melville at November 9, 2005 3:35 AM

After a shag-a-dellic workout, Mr. Powers was over-come by his pits & robbed of his faux-gold 'Bling' & his fish-net shirt...
Fortunately for women of CF on-lookers, his '70s Navy blue with white piping shorts & tube socks remained;
Sorry Marianne!

Comment #24 - Posted by: Cates at November 9, 2005 3:57 AM


"Unfortunately the lastest victims of the crossfit workout were the beloved hamsters of HQ who crawled too close to Josh's armpits and died"

Oh and today I got to meet Jeremy Jones and his lovely wife, Jamie while they were in Sydney.

Always super cool to meet up with crossfitters from across the globe.

Comment #25 - Posted by: Don Stevenson at November 9, 2005 4:05 AM

"The University is pleased to say that the Paleolithic man is defrosting nicely"

With respect for Josh and whatever did that to him.

Comment #26 - Posted by: Gus at November 9, 2005 4:05 AM


Comment #27 - Posted by: Ian at November 9, 2005 4:50 AM


"I can't get the macarena song out of my head!! ARGH!! A la tuhuelpa legria macarena......."


Burgerner Warmup x 2 worked up to the bar today felt good.

63 L pullups in 14 minutes - varied grip

Clean pulls - bar x 3, 135x3 (practice practice practice...)

Comment #28 - Posted by: Allen Yeh at November 9, 2005 5:33 AM

Your strength coach is so hairy it looks like he's got King Kong in a headlock

Comment #29 - Posted by: RUTMAN at November 9, 2005 6:06 AM

I'm not sure what hurts worse, fight gone bad or actually seeing how disgustingly long my armpit hair is.

Comment #30 - Posted by: josh everett at November 9, 2005 6:17 AM

Having did my first fight gone bad last weekend, Josh looks a ton better than I did after it!

Comment #31 - Posted by: Karl Geissler at November 9, 2005 6:54 AM

Thanks for that incredible quote from "sources of Power" by Gary Klein.

I have several dance students who become frustrated by their seemingly uncoordinated bodies. I plan to share this with them.

Comment #32 - Posted by: Kristina at November 9, 2005 7:02 AM

the photo of Josh is proof that CrossFit lends new meaning to the term "body waxing".

Comment #33 - Posted by: Mike Mueller at November 9, 2005 7:32 AM

I've seen that look before...

Comment #34 - Posted by: Lincoln at November 9, 2005 7:37 AM

that is pretty disgusting. he may be buff, but i dont want to know the reason for the facial expression he had. Besides the fact that he is extremely hairy.If you ask me, it looks like soft porn.

Comment #35 - Posted by: Kurt at November 9, 2005 7:37 AM

Flight PT: 4 rounds for time of 15 body rows, 25 yd lunge walk, 10 dips followed by holding top position of row while one person runs 400m.

Comment #36 - Posted by: AndrewB at November 9, 2005 7:45 AM

Dear Crossfit,

We need a picture of someone demonstrating a natural looking pose showing emotional fatigue and at least 3 flexed muscle groups for a new line of underarm deoderant we plan on launching soon.


Louis Zapped
Marketing Director
Electrolysis For Men

Comment #37 - Posted by: rocco at November 9, 2005 7:56 AM

"Who the hell is this Fran character anyway?"

Or sub any girl workout name in place

Comment #38 - Posted by: jan jeffrey at November 9, 2005 8:16 AM

a neuroendocrine response at work.

I accidentally clicked on "enlarge image" and was suddenly lost in a petrified forest of armpit hair. certainly, I'm not one to talk. My hair maintenance project (HMP) is on-going, requiring the assistance of a devoted girlfriend.

It's like painting a bridge, once one reaches the end, it's time to start work on the other end again.

was that too much information?

Comment #39 - Posted by: John Messano at November 9, 2005 8:20 AM

Easy on the Josh hating guys!

Yes, Josh has shown us what it would look like if Austin Powers did a WOD :) but I doubt anyone is looking their best after any CF workout. Have someone take a topless closeup of you after the next time we do yesterday's WOD and I'm sure you'll be shocked by some unflattering features of yours.

By the way, I did an easy 3 mile jog today in 24:06 to loosen up from yesterday's smoking.

Comment #40 - Posted by: Chris C at November 9, 2005 8:33 AM

Where am I??? What happened??? Why am I naked??? Where's my wallet??? My cellphone??? Damn you Jim Beam!!! Damn you to hell!!

With love of course

Comment #41 - Posted by: Michael Ledney at November 9, 2005 8:37 AM

I could beat Josh in a body hair contest but that's probably it. :)

Comment #42 - Posted by: Brian Mc at November 9, 2005 8:58 AM

Hey Chris I wasn't doing any Josh hating/bashing!

I think he looks pretty good.

And Josh is a sweetheart and probably more embarresed by girls saying he looks good than the guys teasing him about underarm hair!

(love you Josh - missed you in Colorado)

Comment #43 - Posted by: beth at November 9, 2005 9:00 AM

"Through a strict adherence to Crossfit protocol and a Paleo-diet, young Mr. Everett has been able to reverse the process of evolution"

Comment #44 - Posted by: NikOlas at November 9, 2005 10:03 AM

Did rings and deadlifts today, followed by some weighted pullups and dips (30kg). I tell you half an hour playing on the rings followed by 5-5-5-1-5 of deadlifts is all kinds of fun, I was dieing doing the pulls and dips.

I still hold to the princess comment, though I have to say the hair on the chest comment was grand...

Comment #45 - Posted by: Ian at November 9, 2005 10:06 AM

"No, no, no. I'm JOSH Everett, not Greg Everett!! HIs armpit hair isn't nearly as impressive."

Comment #46 - Posted by: Ron N. at November 9, 2005 10:55 AM

Move over, Burt Reynolds!

If that were a picture of ME, the caption would read:

Whew! that Burgener warmup is a killer!

(I only wish that I were in half the shape Josh is . . . . .)

Comment #47 - Posted by: Clay Jones at November 9, 2005 11:01 AM

Keep up the bashing. Funny stuff!!

Comment #48 - Posted by: josh everett at November 9, 2005 11:06 AM

Ala "Galaxy Quest":

"I see you managed to get your shirt off."

Comment #49 - Posted by: Bob Cornute at November 9, 2005 11:15 AM

Another Rogaine Mishap

Comment #50 - Posted by: Wounded Buffalo at November 9, 2005 11:46 AM

Come on guys post tomorrow's workout. I have been sick and I am finally feeling good enough to make myself feel bad again!

Comment #51 - Posted by: Paula at November 9, 2005 11:51 AM

Insert either of the below options:

#1 (A favorite beginner question)

"Great workout, but where's the cardio?"


"What am I doing here?/Who is this girl in my bed?/What is this S#*% on my face?/My God what is that awful smell?" -Sublime

Comment #52 - Posted by: Brian M. at November 9, 2005 12:13 PM

this picture inspired me to do a rough upper-body workout this morning.

Max reps pullups in 20 minutes:

230 (on a ledge)

The kinda held my arms funny for a while...

Comment #53 - Posted by: nic nakis at November 9, 2005 12:16 PM

"Ah, this is the best $40 I've spent in a long time."

Comment #54 - Posted by: jmon at November 9, 2005 12:23 PM

Slightly embarrassed when I checked the wod on my PDA in the presence of clients and the pic took my whole screen. "It's not what you think!"....

Not that there's anything wrong with that.


Comment #55 - Posted by: Craig at November 9, 2005 12:58 PM

Kinda seared the 'ol retinas...

CFWU x 2 (new pers. rec. kipping pull ups, 15 non-stop x 2)

Stationary bike 60 min/21.6 miles, hill program.

Comment #56 - Posted by: Mike Mueller at November 9, 2005 1:02 PM

"Shave me, Jeebus!"

Comment #57 - Posted by: Keith W. at November 9, 2005 1:53 PM

The captions and imagined scenarios are way better than reality, but just for a little background on the was taken after Josh scored 395 on FGB at CFHQ.

As far as captions go, I'd submit the following:

* Unfrozen Caveman CrossFitter
* When Hairy Met [Insert Benchmark WOD Lady Name]
* damn dirty ape! (in my best Charlton Heston voice)
* Hairy and the Glassmans (this one's pretty weak, I know; it's supposed to be a take-off on that movie/TV show Harry and the Hendersons)

Comment #58 - Posted by: Mike Minium at November 9, 2005 2:03 PM

now that's what I call a stud muffin *yummy*


Comment #59 - Posted by: chickarita at November 9, 2005 2:37 PM

One lift a day, Squats
7 sets of 5

Immediately after
1 Power snatch, 8 Overhead Squats
4 sets, 1 minute rest in between

Pure Enjoyment!!


Comment #60 - Posted by: steven stackpole at November 9, 2005 4:30 PM

Did Fran. 75lbs fixed weight barbell, 20lbs weight vest.


Comment #61 - Posted by: Vince at November 9, 2005 5:15 PM

Did yesterday's WoD today.

Almost as RXed (used 20" box instead -- don't have a 24" platform)

8 rounds with 10 seconds left.

BEs on a GHD.

Some of the push jerks were more push presses, so need focus a bit more on proper technique next time. Otherwise happy with performance.

Comment #62 - Posted by: john v. at November 9, 2005 5:38 PM

Angie today just for fun 17:48

Comment #63 - Posted by: PFEIFER at November 9, 2005 5:42 PM

warmed up with:
5 minutes on C2
1 pood KB swings
1 pood presses

Then did yesterday's WOD
20 minutes of:
15 - 65# push-jerks (instead of 95#)
15 - 20" box jumps
15 - 65# good morings (instead of back extensions)

completed 5 rounds.

Comment #64 - Posted by: jeftyg at November 9, 2005 5:52 PM

I cannot believe someone didn't think of this one:

"I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille...."

Comment #65 - Posted by: TimW at November 9, 2005 6:54 PM

Minium why did you ever give up that career in stand-up??
You funny.

Going to go take my lumps with yesterday's WOD.
I predict 5 rounds. Bursitis persists in right shoulder. Aging is hell.
Stong work Steveo!

Comment #66 - Posted by: Ron N. at November 9, 2005 7:18 PM

ran a light 5k for active recov today

Comment #67 - Posted by: tahoe mike at November 9, 2005 8:23 PM

C2 Row: 6k 30:00
50 pullups, unassisted, 10 sets of 5 mixed grips

Comment #68 - Posted by: Baron at November 9, 2005 9:18 PM

Group Moffett completed "Angie" in 22:42:89 today, cannot wait until tomorrow's WOD.

100 pullups
100 pushups
100 situps
100 squats

Comment #69 - Posted by: Adrian D at November 9, 2005 10:03 PM


Brother, you're one mustache short of a singing career.


Comment #70 - Posted by: Dan Silver at November 9, 2005 10:07 PM

"Mommy! Mommy! My hampster, my hampster!
Behold: The crossfit "O" face.
Oh sh*t, he drank the Crossfit Kool-aid!

Comment #71 - Posted by: TKlink at November 10, 2005 12:36 PM

Without a doubt, jmon has my vote for best caption.

Comment #72 - Posted by: SethO at November 10, 2005 6:27 PM

Ran cross country loop near the house. 19:20 ~5K

Comment #73 - Posted by: Chris Brown at November 10, 2005 7:51 PM

"Hi. I'm HOT."

nuff said

Comment #74 - Posted by: nicole at November 10, 2005 8:05 PM
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