November 13, 2005

Sunday 051113

Rest Day


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CrossFit Toronto

CrossFit Certification Seminar, Golden Colorado - Fran [Windows Media Player] [Quicktime]

“The magic is in the movement, the art is in the programming, the science is in the explanation, and the fun is in the community.”

- Greg Glassman

Posted by lauren at November 13, 2005 6:36 PM

Just on posting for the last couple of days and see this coming up. Would be good news except I'm still a couple of days behind and its Linda tomorrow.

Comment #1 - Posted by: John B at November 12, 2005 6:43 PM

I'm moving to Toronto... I heard rumors about one opening on the Canadian East coast.. is this true?

Comment #2 - Posted by: J at November 12, 2005 6:44 PM


Comment #3 - Posted by: John Messano at November 12, 2005 7:10 PM

A bunch of familiar faces in that video.

I spent alot of time sweating in the gym. 6 months to be exact....

Comment #4 - Posted by: Wingnut at November 12, 2005 7:59 PM

Fran is so hot, more videos please

Comment #5 - Posted by: Stephen R at November 12, 2005 8:28 PM

CrossFit Toronto looks like a real beauty.

Comment #6 - Posted by: pamela macelree at November 12, 2005 9:01 PM

Now that's a nice firehouse put to good use. At least it looks like an old firehouse to me.

Comment #7 - Posted by: xkawikax at November 12, 2005 9:44 PM

Excellent statement Coach!

Comment #8 - Posted by: Dan F. at November 12, 2005 10:14 PM

I'm a really good rester.

Comment #9 - Posted by: Casey at November 12, 2005 10:20 PM

That video was awesome... Can't wait until Coach and staff make out here to Korea....

Comment #10 - Posted by: john l at November 12, 2005 10:30 PM

Man, how awesome is that video clip?! Watching that young kid and asian/polynesian gal just banging out those thrusters!?! With 45's on each side!! Holy Crap. Now that's a testimonial (about the power of this program). I was so motivated watching it, I thought about skipping my rest day. Knowing what might be coming tomorrow, however, I'll just re-watch that clip before tomorrow's WOD. Truly inspiring. Great stuff.

Way to go you crazy Canadian Crossfitters! (good job, eh?)

Comment #11 - Posted by: Sean G. at November 13, 2005 1:23 AM

Connor Martin...ANIMAL!!!

Comment #12 - Posted by: DavidE at November 13, 2005 1:50 AM

Hmmm, just watched it again. Maybe those weren't 45's. Can't tell. No matter, though. And a 2:56!! Wow. Humbling.

Comment #13 - Posted by: Sean G. at November 13, 2005 2:14 AM

Yes! Quicktime format today :D

Very inspiring video too, seeing the lean, muscular and able monsters in action!

Comment #14 - Posted by: Orrin at November 13, 2005 2:49 AM

My life is all the richer for your artwork Coach.

Comment #15 - Posted by: Matt Townsend at November 13, 2005 3:56 AM

Some very inspirational stories from this year's Hawai'i Ironman Triathlon Championships:

The 80-year-old grandfather
A man battling ALS
A woman w/ one leg
A wounded NAVY SEAL in a wheel chair

Makes me wonder how able-bodied people w/ 2 arms and 2 legs can sit on the couch and get fat...

Comment #16 - Posted by: Brian M. at November 13, 2005 4:39 AM

"The science is in the explanation."

I don't think we need science here if that's the case. We're just as well off pretending that it's all gnomes and magic tricks.

Science is only useful if it allows you to *predict*. If the science we develop to *explain* can't then be provably turned around to correctly predict, then it all just looks like a mumbly-jumbly sales pitch for the ab-lounger.

Comment #17 - Posted by: MikeY at November 13, 2005 5:17 AM

That video was amazing and inspirational as usual. Some day I'll have the money to go to one of those.

I love you coach.

Comment #18 - Posted by: brendan melville at November 13, 2005 6:02 AM

haha those were quarter plates...and I didn't see any polys in that video, maybe a dark japanese girl though.

Comment #19 - Posted by: dre-day at November 13, 2005 6:18 AM

That video was amazing! That little kid wasn't playing around, he was really trying to get some. Man that was motivational. Keep'em coming. Let's me know how much work I have to do:)

Comment #20 - Posted by: Stage,C at November 13, 2005 6:31 AM

My favorite is the LEO's standing in the background stunned at Fran's beauty.

Comment #21 - Posted by: marianne at November 13, 2005 7:40 AM

as a humbled participant at the golden seminar last weekend, i really only have one thing to say....OUCH!
well 2 things actually....THANKS

Comment #22 - Posted by: randy at November 13, 2005 8:06 AM

Yes, CrossFit Toronto is now a reality. The top floor of the pictured building is CF Toronto space; there is a mechanic garage in the street-level space. The Web site has more details regarding the location, so please feel free to check it out:

Comment #23 - Posted by: john v. at November 13, 2005 9:26 AM

FYI- It's 10lbs on each side= 65# thrusters for women... And her name is Annie! ... she's amazing!

Comment #24 - Posted by: Sue A. at November 13, 2005 10:04 AM

6 mile run followed by 3:43 Fran. Still some work to do to get under 3:00.

Comment #25 - Posted by: Todd H at November 13, 2005 12:14 PM

Any tips on how to recover from these brutal workouts from a newbie? Stretching, ibuprofen, whisky, etc?

Comment #26 - Posted by: sean at November 13, 2005 7:06 PM

Rower:15min 300Cal
Eliptical15min 240 Cal
Statirmaster15min 132Cal

Comment #27 - Posted by: Durham M. IAFF at November 15, 2005 11:23 AM
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