May 30, 2006

Tuesday 060530

Deadlift 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps

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The "tall snatch", starting from triple extension and then shrugging and dropping to the catch, is a workaround for pulling before full extension.

Posted by lauren at May 30, 2006 6:29 PM
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/03/12/nsas12.xml&sSheet=/portal/2006/03/12/ixportaltop.html%0A%20

Did anyone see this? Interesting, he's from a tough unit.

Comment #1 - Posted by: Eric Saganski at May 29, 2006 6:48 PM

eric- it was interesting. thanks for the read.

Comment #2 - Posted by: joe at May 29, 2006 7:05 PM

with regards to the above article (#2), how would a US military branch have handled this? court marshal, discharge (honorable / dishonorable), etc. excuse my ignorance.

Comment #3 - Posted by: TommyT at May 29, 2006 7:07 PM

He obviously met guys from a tougher unit.

Semper Fi

Comment #4 - Posted by: timk at May 29, 2006 7:46 PM

#2
Many elite units have the Wheat and the Tares. This man is a Tare. Fortunately he rooted himself out.

Comment #5 - Posted by: MCC at May 29, 2006 7:56 PM

timk, a tougher unit? The SAS are right up there with any of the elite units from the US or anywhere else for that matter.

If he believed that acts he was witnessing were illegal then it is his right to say so and they should be investigated. He was obviously prepared for the consequences of his actions and acted based on his morals.

Comment #6 - Posted by: Don Stevenson at May 29, 2006 7:57 PM

He has an opinion, and has decided to stand up for his. Still, it is just an opinion, and opinions are like as-holes, everyone got one..This is why we fight, so that everyone can show and talk about his as-hole....I mean opinion...

Comment #7 - Posted by: SethBD at May 29, 2006 7:59 PM

On this Memorial Day, I'll focus on the sacrafices of all the heroic American Servicemen and women who have protected this great country by laying down their lives, instead of worrying about the charge of an "illegal" war by one SAS member.
God Bless America
The Land of the Free,
BECAUSE of the Brave!

Comment #8 - Posted by: D ANdrews at May 29, 2006 8:11 PM

Exactly what does this mean?

Deadlift 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps

Comment #9 - Posted by: Michael Howard at May 29, 2006 8:12 PM

#10, it means 7 sets of 1 rep

Also, concerning the form in the picture, are her knees unusually far foward, or are they ok?

Comment #10 - Posted by: Aaron U at May 29, 2006 8:20 PM

Last couple of workouts were ME type, so I'll post highlights here(good as anywhere), so I can find them in the future...

5/24 C&J up to 265x1, DL up to 405x1

5/26 Bench Press up to 335x1, strict press up to 185x1

5/27 W/U Row 1K: 3:39.6
Hang Clean 135, 185, 205, 225x5, 245x3(2xF)
DB snatch up to 100x1R, 1L, F on 110.

5/29 Power clean: up to 265x1, F@275
Split jerk up to 245.

DL tomorrow, as I just saw this WOD.

Comment #11 - Posted by: Andy Shirley at May 29, 2006 8:34 PM

Comment #6, we didn't take over the country to act like Saddam. If US Troops aren't following the law, they need to be prosecuted and thrown in prison. The SAS Officer's allegations should be investigated.

Comment #12 - Posted by: jacko at May 29, 2006 8:34 PM

First post after a month of lurking (and never been satisfied enough with my performance)

As Rx'd 80kg up to 120kg - never thought I could lift that without hurting myself! (BW 97kg)

I have lost 5kg, gained in strength and endurance and having a blast. Thank you Glassmans and Crossfitters!

Comment #13 - Posted by: David C at May 29, 2006 8:41 PM

Also, I'm assuming this will all get cleaned up, but can we keep the politics to rest days.

The WOD comments are to talk about that days WOD, picture, and related stuff. Not politics. I welcome it on the rest days, but not on work days.

Get Some.

Comment #14 - Posted by: Andy Shirley at May 29, 2006 8:48 PM

War is a Racket : The Anti-War Classic by America's Most Decorated General http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4377.htm
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0922915865/103-0668212-8883004?v=glance&n=283155

Comment #15 - Posted by: nose-ring at May 29, 2006 9:00 PM

New guy here. How do y'all determine the rest interval between the single rep sets?

Comment #16 - Posted by: Robert Newman at May 29, 2006 9:01 PM

On a true max attempt, I wait at least three minutes. But on the way up to that I will take less time. Short answer: as long as you need.

Comment #17 - Posted by: Andy Shirley at May 29, 2006 9:03 PM

I think the SAS has many brave man fighting , they just lost one of the bravest. It takes a lot of guts to stand up like that, to sacrifice his career in the SAS. I find him a very brave man.
Live with passion, Johan

Comment #18 - Posted by: Johan Nederhof at May 29, 2006 9:06 PM

#2
No offense to our troops but I think you'd have a tough time finding 10 guys (other than translators) who knew what "undermenschen" meant. Sounds like Mr griffin is just following a script or some talking points.

Wouldn't you think an SAS man would just resign with dignity and leave it at that!

JW

Comment #19 - Posted by: JW at May 29, 2006 9:19 PM

they are doing all kinds of investigations of the actions of troops in Iraq, and even if some of this man's claims are true, it doesn't mean that all the troops fighting in Iraq practice the same illegal tactics. There will always be a bad apple in the bunch, be it police officers, soldiers, doctors, lawyers, trash collectors...there will always be someone who tarnishes the "badge"....lets not forget about all the good, valiant, honest, loyal soldiers by focusing on the acts of the very few.......

Remeber the fallen on Memorial Day

Comment #20 - Posted by: gina at May 29, 2006 9:37 PM

Look, it wasn't meant to be offensive or an anti war protest (my views are quite the opposite)or anything like that, just interesting, because that's what it is. Here's a guy from a British elite unit, who has served there, making a possibly life altering decision on what he sees are moral grounds.

If it was the same story in a different context it would still be interesting!

Comment #21 - Posted by: Eric Saganski at May 29, 2006 9:41 PM

Deadlift WOD:

I only have 300lbs at home so I did doubles instead of singles:

300 x 2 reps
300 x 2
300 x 2
300 x 2
300 x 2
300 x 2
300 x 2

Comment #22 - Posted by: gbass at May 29, 2006 9:47 PM

no offense taken, but remember, just because the guy is or was in an "elite" unit doesn't mean he is "elite", he just had the fitness and skill to pass the test....there are posers in elite units....maybe he is a poser, or maybe he is physically, morally and ethically "elite" and in fact did the right thing.....

Comment #23 - Posted by: gina at May 29, 2006 9:57 PM

just got back from camping and it is still memorial day while i type so i wanted to say thanks to all the veterans

spent the day with my good buddy who was a grunt in Vietnam for half his time there and a helicopter gunner for the other half

his thoughts are: our war veterans should be valued for their service regardless of the war they served in

but just because we are in a war does not mean it is just or that it serves a noble or protective purpose

one war story my buddy told me today that I will pass along:

a few days after the Tet Offensive, he was hitchhiking down basically the only paved road in Vietnam, a road we built and called Highway 1, and he got picked up by a truck

he hopped in the back and landed on a pile of body bags all full of their intended cargo - he jumped right back out straight to the ground and pulled his M16, telling the driver he might just shoot him right there

the driver lowered his sunglasses and smiled, revealing himself to be the guy who sat behind my buddy in 9th grade English class in Fullerton, California

they were 22 years old

playing pranks in the middle of Hell

and then my buddy said: one day I might be able to figure out what that war was all about, but for now I still just don't know

Comment #24 - Posted by: gbass at May 29, 2006 11:02 PM

He's a Medical Doctor, in a "tough unit"! Don't mistake this guy, for an infantryman! He's not running down alleys, getting shot at day after day by the same guys. Let him clear a room, or a building sometime; then see how much his pseudo-intellectual superiority will help him. IMO

Comment #25 - Posted by: wxmechanic at May 29, 2006 11:56 PM

WXMechanic

Are you sure you're not confusing him with the Kendall-Smith guy who IS a doctor currently under courts martial?

Comment #26 - Posted by: TimW at May 30, 2006 12:33 AM

The SAS are a good unit. I agree the accusations levelled, merit investigation. Illegal tactics are adopted by all sides at times, this is true, but instead of shutting ourselves off behind patriotism, should we not explore the reasons for a man to do what he did who circumstances otherwise would be described as a 'warrior'?

The job needs doing and has my full support, but needs to be done right, the 'Big Man' sees everything...

Now back to our regular scheduled viewing...

Tried a WO posted by Michael Latch;

75lbs works out at 34kg, don't have bars like that so rounded UP to 35kg.

push press x100
500m row (1.49)
push press x75
500m row (1.49)
push press x50
500m row (1.50)
push press x25
500m row (1.48)

time - 29.28 with a bw of 69kg (152 lbs)

push presses stormed off with a 20 rep set and then broken onto tens for the duration with a couple of 15 reps sets thrown in.

not only was i in the 'made position' for a dang long time, this made me adopt the foetal position too!

it's a keeper ladies and gentlemen...

ouchy...


Comment #27 - Posted by: karl at May 30, 2006 2:00 AM

Beginner on the WOD's

130kg
140kg
140kg
140kg
130kg
130kg
130kg

Comment #28 - Posted by: Marcus Herou at May 30, 2006 3:01 AM

I was sucking on this one. Need to do more cardio apparently.
Ran on treadmill at 1% incline
38:54

Comment #29 - Posted by: ACFDfire713 at May 30, 2006 4:02 AM

225#/275/295/325(PR)/315(f)/295/295/295

Comment #30 - Posted by: Travis_r at May 30, 2006 4:17 AM

BWT=274.5#

Deadlift 405/425/445/465*/405/425/425

And then because I had a little time left:

Bench 245/285/305*/245/265/265 (last 3 sets with pause at bottom)

*post 40 yr old PR

Comment #31 - Posted by: Kegger at May 30, 2006 4:18 AM

CFWU X 3
135
155
165
185
205
225
225

Comment #32 - Posted by: parker at May 30, 2006 5:10 AM

CFWU x 3
bw 195 lbs.
205
225
235
240
245
250
250

Comment #33 - Posted by: Aaron at May 30, 2006 5:30 AM

Tuesday 060530
Breck, I added my “Berry’s Burn” to today’s WOD to get a little more cardio and work on my aerobic/anaerobic threshold. While it is not much I felt it was a good augmentation for me as I climb back to achieve physical fitness.

“BERRY’S BURN”
Four rounds for time of:
Climb 500 feet (On Versa Climber, should average 100-115 ft per minute to get average time of 5:00 minutes per round)
25 push ups
15 back extensions
15 abdominal v-ups
Time of 28:41

Next WOD
Deadlift 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps (315 lbs took 2:32) I am weak here on weight


Cool down 1 kilometer swim (21:16) felt the pull-ups from the last couple of WODs, so a slow time. Oh well I am getting back in shape


Breck, you are the man. Train Hard Congrats again on the Muscle Ups, I tried and even readjusted my rings last night, but I am still not there.

Comment #34 - Posted by: Dennis Berry at May 30, 2006 5:41 AM

No more chin ups. Thank you coach.

Age 42
BW 163
Xfit 3rd week

121
143
165
187
209
231
231
231 and that, sad as it may be, is a personal best!

Comment #35 - Posted by: Nick K at May 30, 2006 5:45 AM

Bodyweight 150lbs
275
285
290
295
300
305
310

The back was feeling off today, loose and non responsive. I feel good about this showing, I managed not to sacrifice form (too much).

Comment #36 - Posted by: Pierre Auge at May 30, 2006 5:49 AM

315, 335, 365(tie PR), (385fail)355, 365, 365, 365

Comment #37 - Posted by: Mr. White at May 30, 2006 6:46 AM

bwt 190

cfwu x3

245 for all 7, that's all the weight I currently have.

As for the article, I think it's a shame we don't play fair with the islamo-fascists. Especially, when you consider how considerate they were to us on 9/11!

Comment #38 - Posted by: lee at May 30, 2006 6:47 AM

bwt 200lbs

135x10
225x5
275x2
295x2
315x1
315x1 (Old PR!)
335x1
335x1
345x1 (Slightly sloppy)

Comment #39 - Posted by: Brett_nyc at May 30, 2006 6:55 AM

travis 225/275/275/225/225/225/225
i had a hard time with form. staying on my heels made the lifts feel really awkward and off balance.
rob 275/315/365/385 incomplete/385/315/225

Comment #40 - Posted by: Travis L @ prosperity at May 30, 2006 6:56 AM

cfwux2

no pr in me today

275 275 285failed 255 255 255 255 255

I think I might have started to high in weight. Oh well good workout anyhow..

Comment #41 - Posted by: dennyy at May 30, 2006 7:01 AM

Mile run, CFwu, then:
255/ 295/ 315/ 345/ 335/ 355PR/ 335

Comment #42 - Posted by: steve hb at May 30, 2006 7:05 AM

bw = 165

455 x 1 x 7

Comment #43 - Posted by: paulw at May 30, 2006 7:14 AM

BW - 175. not as strong as last time.

255, 275, 295, 325, 245(f), 305, 305, 305

Comment #44 - Posted by: Delaney at May 30, 2006 7:24 AM

215x2 for all 7 (all the weight I have)

BWT - 175

Comment #45 - Posted by: SeanL at May 30, 2006 7:35 AM

205/225/235/245/255/265/275

Comment #46 - Posted by: Phil Sarris at May 30, 2006 7:44 AM

BW: 178#

275/275/285/295/295/305/310

Comment #47 - Posted by: Johnnylove at May 30, 2006 7:51 AM

Cori:
1 round CFWU
118# x 1 x 7

Garrett:
1 round CFWU
241 x 1 x 6, 252 x 1
Trying some new form techniques learned at the CF cert, so I started back in slower than faster...

Comment #48 - Posted by: Garrett Smith at May 30, 2006 8:13 AM

3xCFWU

95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 145

Comment #49 - Posted by: SueAnne at May 30, 2006 8:21 AM

245
295
295
315
315
335
355

Did 20 minutes on a recumbent afterwards for a little cardio.

Comment #50 - Posted by: Anthony W. at May 30, 2006 8:22 AM

Sumo style - 225, 255, 285, 305, 325, 345, 365

Comment #51 - Posted by: Scott Kustes at May 30, 2006 8:23 AM

First time trying to go heavy on DL.
BW: 190

warm-up 4mile ruck w/ 50lbs

225, 275, 275, 300, 300f, 275, 295, 295

Comment #52 - Posted by: david h at May 30, 2006 8:28 AM

Did ystd's WOD and posted end of comments ystd. May get back to the gym after work to go after DL.

D.

Comment #53 - Posted by: bingo at May 30, 2006 8:30 AM

315,365,405,425,445,450,450

Comment #54 - Posted by: JeffT at May 30, 2006 8:34 AM

cfwu x 2, then as rx'ed:

95kg, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 150 failed, 135

Comment #55 - Posted by: bcf at May 30, 2006 8:35 AM

bw 125 lbs

Last time I did serious strength deadlifts was 01/21/06 with a PR of 155 lbs. Had been on a bit of the downslope of working out, but have been attempting to get in some "micro-mightiness" 4 days a week (dl @ 95 lbs & pull-ups or bp), and serious xfit ~3X week.

05/30/06 -- 160 lbs new pr.

marianne

Comment #56 - Posted by: marianne at May 30, 2006 8:35 AM

51 y/o, 150 lbs.
135, 185, 205, 225, 245, 255(fail, grip broke), 225, 225
My problem is grip strength. My hands open long before my legs give out.

Comment #57 - Posted by: Charles at May 30, 2006 8:45 AM

BWT 162
WU 1/2 mi walk on treadmill followed by stretch
WU 135# x 10
WU 185# x 3
205
225
225
245
245
245
245
Good form through out must be getting stronger.

Comment #58 - Posted by: TJ at May 30, 2006 8:45 AM

Thirty minutes of hill training and then:

5 * 5 DL's
225
275
275
275
225

Didn't have the energy for 1 rm today.

Comment #59 - Posted by: bradw at May 30, 2006 8:47 AM

reduced calorie "runny" barbara
4 rounds for time
1 soccer field lap
10 pull ups
20 push ups
30 sit ups
40 squats

28:09
trying to work on my running
thinking about doing frelen on friday

Comment #60 - Posted by: joe marsh at May 30, 2006 8:48 AM

I have a question about today's wod. Are yall using weight belts and straps for heavy lifts (i.e. deadlifts and squats)or do yall go without belts and straps. I'm new to crossfit (2 weeks) and just want to make sure I'm doing it properly. Any help would be appreciated.

claude

Comment #61 - Posted by: claude locke at May 30, 2006 8:56 AM

CFWU x2
BW 175

135
185
225
245
265
295
315 (PR)

Comment #62 - Posted by: TonyR at May 30, 2006 8:59 AM

BW 182

240, 250, 260, 270, 280, 300, 330

I never ventured past 250# (x5) before. I was hoping to work from 240 to 300 today, but realized I could go higher. Now I know I can shoot for 2x bodyweight.

Comment #63 - Posted by: wip at May 30, 2006 9:01 AM

Comment # 61
Claude,
Ditch the straps and belt.
There is no reason that you can not use them but many reasons as to why you should ditch them. Most folks here do not.
Search the message boards for lots of info regarding straps and belts.
Paul Chek has also written some good stuff on this very topic.

Comment #64 - Posted by: bradw at May 30, 2006 9:07 AM

Brad, Right on thanks for info. I will go no belt and straps when I hit this later. Thanks again.

claude

Comment #65 - Posted by: claude locke at May 30, 2006 9:16 AM

95/105/115/125/135/140/140

Comment #66 - Posted by: Deanna at May 30, 2006 9:18 AM

Nice, Kegger!
Haven't been posting - not that I post all that much - 'cause I got into some kettlebells, so I'm sort of catching up on lost time. I was pushing 400 in DLs before an injury, guess I'll have to wait till the next DL WOD...
Thanks for the motivation I don't think I could find anywhere else!

Comment #67 - Posted by: stryker at May 30, 2006 9:26 AM

89, 159, 179, 189, 189, 189, 189

Comment #68 - Posted by: Maggie at May 30, 2006 9:33 AM

Chris:
185,205,235,255,275,295,235
Something didn't feel right so I backed it off.

Julie:
85,85,85,90,95,95,100(PR)

Comment #69 - Posted by: Chris Jordan at May 30, 2006 9:40 AM

bwt: 175
135 x 10 warm-up
225 x 1
245 x 1
265 x 1
275 x 1
295 x 1
315 x 1
335 x 1 (PR)

Comment #70 - Posted by: DF at May 30, 2006 9:43 AM

First time posting.
225,275,300,315,225,225,225
I'll get there!

Comment #71 - Posted by: Terry P. at May 30, 2006 9:43 AM

in regards to #1 I think he was just looking for a way out. Good on him. At least he had the audacity to quit, instead of jeapordizing his peers in combat. When some are weak, they look for a way out. Some people are warriors at heart and love their jobs, some think they are then quit. Its the ones who are true warriors that stay to fight the battles.

Comment #72 - Posted by: Relish1/75 at May 30, 2006 9:53 AM

how do you determine the weight? Bw 170lbs 5'8"

Comment #73 - Posted by: Boomer at May 30, 2006 9:59 AM

bw 140

cfwux3

225
265
275
280 *(2x body weight!!)
275 x3

I had done 280 w/ a trap bar before but neve raw-oly bar like this.

Comment #74 - Posted by: DanMiller at May 30, 2006 10:13 AM

BW 180

modified set/rep scheme

5x 185#
5x 225#
5x 275#
1x 325#
1x 345#
1x 355# PR
1x 365# PR, and 2xBW!

I am happy with this effort today, as I have been working toward 2xBW for a while. BW varies between 175 and 180, so I definitely got it today.

Comment #75 - Posted by: Patrick Kennedy at May 30, 2006 10:20 AM

CFWU x 3
5 x 135
225
285
295
305
315
325
345
BW 168

Comment #76 - Posted by: Mike_h at May 30, 2006 10:23 AM

bw 185

275
295
315
325
335
350 F
350 F

I did these "sumo" style with hands inside knees because it feels more comfortable. Is this o.k., or should I keep the hands outside the legs? The 2 failures at 350 I got up about 1 foot before everything came to a stop.

Comment #77 - Posted by: mc607 at May 30, 2006 10:30 AM

BW 145

175
185
195
205
215
225
235

Comment #78 - Posted by: Nick at May 30, 2006 10:31 AM

BW 160

cfwu
185
195
205
215
225
235
245

Followed up with sets of heavy bench, cable crossovers, and pullups

Comment #79 - Posted by: CohenJC at May 30, 2006 10:38 AM

Deadlift 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps

1x135#
7x135#
5x135#
6x135#

Notes: Injured my lower back the last time we did deadlifts (pulled muscle). I kept the weight very light and really focused on form and trying to get a feel for what the correct groove of a deadlift feels like. Also did some benching and pullups.

Bench
10x135#
4x205#
2x215#
10x175#
6x175#
12x155#

Kind of a randomized day...

Comment #80 - Posted by: Nicholas in SA at May 30, 2006 10:47 AM

BWT 180/CFWU *2
275/295/305/315/325/335/345 (new PR)!

Comment #81 - Posted by: Karl (from Champaign, IL) at May 30, 2006 10:48 AM

It helps to read the WOD closely...thought it was only 5 reps.

CFWU x3
135
145
150 (pr)
155 (pr)
160 (pr)

Comment #82 - Posted by: emily h. at May 30, 2006 10:48 AM

bw 202

355-365-375-385-395-405-415(pr)-425(f)

felt good today, some tite grip makes a huge difference.

franz, you buying the tickets??ill drive!

Comment #83 - Posted by: ryan at May 30, 2006 10:55 AM

Mike Latch's "Jacket of Pain"

29:16

Comment #84 - Posted by: Alex McClung at May 30, 2006 10:57 AM

Whoops, thought it was 6 sets...

BW: 210

275 - 305 - 315 - 315 - 335 - 355

All done without chalk or a belt b/c I did them on my lunchbreak.

Are you all using any aids or completely raw? (chalk, belt, straps, etc.)

Comment #85 - Posted by: BigTone at May 30, 2006 11:03 AM

bw 191

1.5 mile w. 20 lb. vest

DL 5x5 w. 20 lb. vest: 90 kg, 90, 95, 100, 105

Comment #86 - Posted by: rencol at May 30, 2006 11:04 AM

am-hill repeats
noon-309,329,359,369,374,379,384(f)
bwt-160

Comment #87 - Posted by: OPT at May 30, 2006 11:04 AM

BW 171 lbs
(Kg) 90-90-100-100-110-110-110
First time DLing in almost ten years-- I expect to make rapid progress, but it still hurts to see such small numbers!

Comment #88 - Posted by: Ben L at May 30, 2006 11:07 AM

CFWU 3X15
Deadlift WU 185x5
240 (all the weight in my house) 7 sets x 3

Comment #89 - Posted by: ANB6 at May 30, 2006 11:12 AM

bw:168
cfwux3
185x5reps/ 225x5reps

245,245,245,255,255,265 (miss),255,260

i feel like i could go heavier, pr is 305, but grip goes out. need to work on the hook grip.

i have a question; not sure if anyone will have an answer. i normally work with 225 when i deadlift (normally 8+ reps per set). it seems like my max should be more than what it is. is this to lack of power? any advice would be appreciated.

Comment #90 - Posted by: THomas at May 30, 2006 11:18 AM

CFWU

185, 225, 245, 255, 275, 295, 310

Comment #91 - Posted by: pwoodruff at May 30, 2006 11:22 AM

BW @ 195

281,291,296,301,311,316,321 (f)

Tried a new form for the DL so poundages down, but back felt better.

Comment #92 - Posted by: gaucoin at May 30, 2006 11:43 AM

Just went out and bought 90# more weights since I didn't have enough earlier and was maxing at 215.

Threw the plates on when I got home and was able to DL it, so new PR of 305#.

Looks like I need to get some more next time :)

Comment #93 - Posted by: SeanL at May 30, 2006 11:44 AM

bw 89,2 kg
dl 7x1 - 70-90-110-130-150-170 (new PR)-180 F
extra:HSPU 7x1
I did 1 set of dl then 1 hspu
It felt good to improve my pr with another 10 kg.

Live with passion, Johan

Comment #94 - Posted by: Johan Nederhof at May 30, 2006 12:10 PM

Burgener WU
(all wts in lb) bwt = 183
135 x 8; 185 x 5 (warmup)
315-335-345-365-385(pr)-395(f)-385(f)-315

385 was definitely my max. Totally out of gas after that lift. A little disappointed, but not too much. Wanted 4 bills. Lower right side of back has a little twinge, so ice here I come.

Comment #95 - Posted by: Dale Saran at May 30, 2006 12:13 PM

185
225
275
295
305 pr
315 fail
275

Comment #96 - Posted by: domer at May 30, 2006 12:13 PM

cfwux3 rds squats,pushupsx15, dips,unanchored situps backextx10 no pu's
deadlift
225x1,315x1,365x1,385x1,405x1,435x1,465x1(new pr)
475x1 (new new pr)
messed up yesterdays so also did
1000 m run
115lb thrusters x15 (10/5)
21 pu's 6/7/3/5
time 18:05

Comment #97 - Posted by: brian t at May 30, 2006 12:25 PM

Thank goodness for today's workout, since I have no arms left after yesterday. CFWU w/o dips or pullups.
185
205
225
245--PR
255 (failed)
235
245
Then worked on handstands.

Comment #98 - Posted by: Rick M. at May 30, 2006 12:37 PM

THomas,

From all of my powerlifting experience... Its best to work with lower reps when deadlifting... 5-3- or 1... High reps aren't usually good with DL because you sacrifice form. After each rep its best to reset yourself and go from the starting position.

- Just my two cents.

Comment #99 - Posted by: BigTone at May 30, 2006 12:38 PM

BW 170 lb
In kg, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 115 (PR)

Comment #100 - Posted by: Dan MacD at May 30, 2006 12:38 PM

12x135
6x225
3x245
1x275
1x295
1x315
1x325
1x335(failed)
1x325 Can't end on a bad note

Comment #101 - Posted by: JustinC at May 30, 2006 12:44 PM

Back a little tight and sore
220x5 warm up
290
345
370 back tightened up
320
320
320
320

Comment #102 - Posted by: Dbanks at May 30, 2006 12:47 PM

225
245
265
275
305
325 (PR)
callus started tearing off on 6th lift so I did not attempt a 7th lift.

Comment #103 - Posted by: Mark Brinton at May 30, 2006 12:49 PM

205
225
245
265
285
315 PR by 10
245

Had nothing left on the 7th lift!

CrossFit Plano

Comment #104 - Posted by: troyd at May 30, 2006 12:55 PM

crossfit@rawc.org

Age:42, Wt:177

Subbed 5K row for WOD (time = 22:31)

I didn't want to lift heavy on a bad ankle that could cause me to lift incorrectly and mess up my back. Excuses, excuses.

Comment #105 - Posted by: Donald E at May 30, 2006 12:56 PM

Hey-

315,325,335,345,355,365,

(PR) 375lb DL.

-K

Comment #106 - Posted by: Kevin Rogers at May 30, 2006 1:02 PM

Hey-

Should have added~ BW:186lb

-Oops

Comment #107 - Posted by: Kevin Rogers at May 30, 2006 1:05 PM

Body weight 222 lb
3 - 135
1 - 225
1 - 255
1 - 280
1 - 330
1 - 365
1 - 390
1 - 405
1 - 425

Comment #108 - Posted by: Dave at May 30, 2006 1:06 PM

THomas #90, If you feel that your grip is giving out, try using a mixed grip (if you are not already) i.e. one palm toward you/one away. This is the only way that I can hold on when I get past 300 lbs.

Comment #109 - Posted by: ryanW at May 30, 2006 1:12 PM

tweaked back last night at hockey so skipped the deadlift WOD. instead I did...

3xCFWU
C2 500m in 1:47 (personal best) with damper set at 4

Comment #110 - Posted by: Jason at May 30, 2006 1:27 PM

190
190
230
270
310*PR
310
290
LAST PERSONAL BEST WAS 250

Comment #111 - Posted by: Jeff D at May 30, 2006 1:31 PM

BW: 185

275
315
335
365 (tie pr)
365 (tie pr)
385 (pr)
405 (pr)

Comment #112 - Posted by: Tommy A. at May 30, 2006 1:34 PM

Couldn't do yesterday's, played with son instead.

Don't have a real bar or weights yet, so the most I can put together is 50#. CFWU x3 and then subbed three sets of 10 deadlifts and 10 thrusters. Wah. Will get with the program soon.

Comment #113 - Posted by: Alex at May 30, 2006 1:35 PM

Extra: Swam 500M 17:40. Damn hard.

Comment #114 - Posted by: Tommy A. at May 30, 2006 1:39 PM

27 y/o 170 lb 5’10” approx 12% bf
Samson Stretch, 5 overhead squats 3x
10 crunches, 10 back extensions
deadlift 65lbs 5x

WOD:
95lbs x 1, 115lbs x 1, 125lbs x 1, 135lbs x 1,1,1,1 (PR)
3 minute rest per rep.

Comment #115 - Posted by: Sesoku at May 30, 2006 1:46 PM

Culminated in 130kg, equal PR, failed on 132.5, twice.

Comment #116 - Posted by: Matt Townsend at May 30, 2006 1:48 PM

After 2 hours of tennis. New, after 50 y/o PR today.
250, 270, 290, 305, 290, 270

Comment #117 - Posted by: JD Stephenson at May 30, 2006 1:48 PM

185
195
205
215
225
235
235
As embarassing as it is to me, it is a testimony to Crossfit, these are all PR. I started CF in March and could not DL 135#. Body weight 180, age 41

Comment #118 - Posted by: fire capt dan at May 30, 2006 1:53 PM

Executed both today's and yesterday's WoD:
-DL: 185, 225, 245, 265, 275, 265, 265 lbs.
-060529: ~ 34:00minutes with a ramp-up on the thrusters from 65lbs to 115lbs by R3. Treadmill runs, and jumping pull-ups with 21sec L-sits.
-Post WoD abmat and back extension work.

Comment #119 - Posted by: Brand at May 30, 2006 1:56 PM

Is the juice worth the squeeze?

245
260
295
305
315
335
335

bw = 160

Comment #120 - Posted by: Heath at May 30, 2006 1:57 PM

I just started doing crossfit. And finally, a wod that did not kick my ass.

275
295
315
335
345
365
385

Comment #121 - Posted by: Greg at May 30, 2006 2:06 PM

2000m row on CII for warm-up (8:25)

BW: 188#

DL#1: 90kg (198#)
DL#2: 100kg (220#)
DL#3: 110kg (242#)
DL#4: 120kg (264#)
DL#5: 130kg (286#)
DL#6: 130kg (286#)
DL#7: 135kg (297#)

Followed up with CFWU and 20 minutes of light running on the treadmill.

Sam

Comment #122 - Posted by: Sam_M at May 30, 2006 2:12 PM

Hi all,
ALL WEIGHT IN KILOS
Nick K, Kevin Rogers, Jeff D, and those who experienced personal records, good effort.

The Fun
Lisa ride then, Power clean and power jerk 45x2, 55x1x20.
Duration 13:50 (for the sets w/ 55 kilos).
Jon ride (2 miles) 5:15 then, Clean and power jerk 60x2, 80x1, 92.5x1x20.
Duration 13:53 (for the sets w/ 92.5 kilos).
Until tomorrow...

Comment #123 - Posted by: Jonathan Jensen at May 30, 2006 2:15 PM

cfwu x 3
225
235
245PR
225
255PR
245
235

First time at max attempts of DL. Must be doing something wrong because I keep getting amazing headrushes after each rep.

Comment #124 - Posted by: mas at May 30, 2006 2:16 PM

Bdw. 62 kilos for Lisa (age 37)
and
82 kilos for me (age 42).

Comment #125 - Posted by: Jonathan Jensen at May 30, 2006 2:17 PM

85
105
115
135
155
155
155 (PR)

Comment #126 - Posted by: Denise at May 30, 2006 2:17 PM

Yay I get to post 'cause I did the WOD!!!

BW:195
41 yrs.

335-355-375-385(current PB)-395(F)-335-355-375

Let it be known that although most of my workouts are not the WOD, they are definitely Crossfit-inspired - doubtless why I can still stand right now...and type...

Best to all.

Comment #127 - Posted by: stryker at May 30, 2006 2:25 PM

225
235
245
255
275 (f)
245
235

Comment #128 - Posted by: Mike T at May 30, 2006 2:26 PM

BW: 189

365, 405, 440*, 405, 385, 365, 365
* New PR
Thought I'd stick with 405 on last four reps; left hammie wasn't feeling it.

Dan Miller,
Nice on the 2xBW!

Comment #129 - Posted by: John Seiler at May 30, 2006 2:31 PM

Team Pappas
Bill (bw 170) many wu reps 185,295,305,305,315,315,315
Acacia (bw 135) 193,203,213pr,213,213,213,213
Kallista (bw 80) 113,123,133pr,143,148,148,148
Stefan (bw 80) 90,100,105pr,110,115,120,125

Comment #130 - Posted by: Bill P at May 30, 2006 2:31 PM

My CF workouts for rebab on my leg that my therapist uses on me, I try to use as a warmup for the WOD on my therapy days - today was fifties
15 minutes faceing backwards/walking backwards on the eliptical machine for ankle warm up
50 - one leg squats
50 - 18" box jumps
50 - one leg lateral hops
50 - one leg forward/back hops
50 - jumping lunges
50 yards X 10 - running {first time in 3 1/2years}
50 yards X 10 - side shuttles
then to the gym across the street for the WOD
405#
425#
450#
475#
500#
525#
525#
BDW -255# age 47
since the May CrossFit Seminar I have a greater enthusiasm for my own workouts, and know that CF is working for me personally in a big way! Lots of excitement here in Montana!

Comment #131 - Posted by: Buford at May 30, 2006 2:40 PM

Jon-

Thanks! PRs are what its all about.

For desert: 16lb hammer winds, 16lb stone throws and 28lb weight throws.

30 each,

-K

Comment #132 - Posted by: Kevin Rogers at May 30, 2006 2:43 PM

wasnt feeling the heavy stuff tonight maxed out at 145kg

Comment #133 - Posted by: DavidE at May 30, 2006 2:45 PM

225/245/265/285/305/325/345/365/385F

Comment #134 - Posted by: Steve Howe at May 30, 2006 3:01 PM

bw 144#
205,215,225,235,245,255,275,285 p.r.

Comment #135 - Posted by: pat d at May 30, 2006 3:02 PM

Today I did this during a long lunch break:

M.Bike as fast as possible to gym. 3 miles

2000m on CR Rower at mild pace ~8:57

CFWU x 3

Deadlift 65 DB like a kettlebell 50 times.

Bike back home in the rain as fast as possible.

I would not have thought of doing something like this pre-CrossFit - 2 months ago.

Comment #136 - Posted by: RJK at May 30, 2006 3:03 PM

bw 155
135x10 warmup
205/255/265/275/280/285/290 (pr)

Comment #137 - Posted by: dk at May 30, 2006 3:26 PM

bigtone & ryan

thanks for the advice.

i don't like to use the mixed grip just because i don't think it is allowed in competion form and more than anything it makes the pull/ lift-off feel akward. i could be wrong.

i will lower my reps next time i work deadlifts, and increase the load.

Comment #138 - Posted by: THomas at May 30, 2006 3:31 PM

BW = 168lbs

Can't post a WOD today, but saw this article ripping on the leg press...

http://www.slate.com/id/2142567/?nav=fo

The Lamest Exercise in the World:
Why Pat Robertson should stop bragging about the leg press.

Comment #139 - Posted by: Ell at May 30, 2006 3:41 PM

Group Moffett

Deadlift

235lb
255lb
275lb
315lb
335lb
355lb
365lb
385lb

Afterward we completed a 1000-meter row.

Comment #140 - Posted by: Adrian D at May 30, 2006 3:43 PM

Deadlift warm-up
65x5
75x5
105x2
110x5
WOD:115,120,125,130,135,140,145(PR)

FS
45x5
45x5
65x5
75x2
80x4(failed on rep 5)
75x5
75x5

Comment #141 - Posted by: Krista J. at May 30, 2006 3:44 PM

185/245/245/265/275/295/315

This was pretty exploratory, since there's been some "mystery soreness" in my back lately. After the fact, I feel like I could have pushed more weight, but 315 is approaching the limits of what I can hang on to right now. Guess I'll have to work on my grip strength.

Comment #142 - Posted by: Curt M at May 30, 2006 3:44 PM

305/305/305/305/325/325/325
Last time I did DL's(05/07/06) I failed my PR(335) 3 times and then failed 325. I didn't want to train myself to failure again so I started and ended close to max without trying for any PR's. All reps were with solid form and felt strong. Last rep my core shook a little indicating I was close to maxed out. Hope this pays off next time.

Comment #143 - Posted by: Mel Jenkins at May 30, 2006 3:52 PM

bw: 165

185
225
275
325
335
345
325

was shakin hard on 345 still felt spent on last set...

Comment #144 - Posted by: stokedaddy at May 30, 2006 4:00 PM

135/185/155/155/155/155/155
-Form only Average with 155, stay there

Comment #145 - Posted by: EdC at May 30, 2006 4:01 PM

got up to 385 lbs (pr!)

Comment #146 - Posted by: kyle a at May 30, 2006 4:04 PM

BW 155
225, 245, 265, 285 (f), 285, 265, 245

Quite a bit off my PR (310) but I've been off the heavy DLs for a while due to back pain, so I'm okay with this.

Tariq

Comment #147 - Posted by: TK at May 30, 2006 4:08 PM

275/315/320/325/330/335/315

Felt great today

Comment #148 - Posted by: brendan melville at May 30, 2006 4:08 PM

225/245/265/285/295/305 failedx2/255/255

Comment #149 - Posted by: PeterN at May 30, 2006 4:10 PM

BW: 168
WOD:
315
365
385
405
315
315
315

Comment #150 - Posted by: Breck at May 30, 2006 4:15 PM

BW=152. Did an L-pullup (cuz I missed 'em yesterday) and burpee workout (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9&10 reps of each in 13:08) as a warmup. Then worked straight bar DLs at medium weight. The back is a little tweaky today.

245,255,255,255,260,255,245.

Now to stare like a junkie into the TV.

-D.

Comment #151 - Posted by: Dan Silver at May 30, 2006 4:16 PM

bw-201

WARMUP
burgener
135x5
225x5

WOD
265x1
275x1
285x1
295x1
305x1 (pr)
315x1 (pr)
325xfail
225x5

Comment #152 - Posted by: MCORRY at May 30, 2006 4:24 PM

Just starting my girlfriend on crossfit, but she has had lower back issues in the past. And is really cautious about doing deadlifts. Any subs or advice?

Comment #153 - Posted by: Eric at May 30, 2006 4:25 PM

Don't have gear for DL's yet. I liked BobM's comment yesterday that he was doin Murph in honor of Murph et. al. so I did Murph today. A Salute to all active duty and veterans of all the branches especially my old unit C/2Sqdn/17thCavReg/101stAbn and my son Gus, Strike Fighter Sqdn VFA122 USN.

Comment #154 - Posted by: Lou_D at May 30, 2006 4:28 PM

BW: 170lb

CFWU x3

275/295/315/315/365/335/335

Comment #155 - Posted by: LMD_Mike at May 30, 2006 4:32 PM

BW: 212.50
43 yo
CFWU: x2

315/335/365/385/315/315/315

Comment #156 - Posted by: RonHarris at May 30, 2006 4:38 PM

Bodyweight 175 lbs.

CFWU x 3, then

Deadlifts: 138, 185, 205, 225, 245, 265, 275(PR), 285(PR), 295(PR), then

practiced muscle-ups. someday, someday.

Comment #157 - Posted by: dammit at May 30, 2006 4:39 PM

Body weight 165 lbs. 255, 275, 285, 305, 315, 325, 325. I think that's my one rep max. I failed at it and tried it again and barely got it with a little extra effort.

Comment #158 - Posted by: Danny at May 30, 2006 4:43 PM

Bdwt 195
135-185-225-275-315-365-375

Comment #159 - Posted by: chris h at May 30, 2006 4:44 PM

BW 165#
275, 295, 315, 335 failed using hook grip switched to regular, 335 (pr), 335, 335, 335 fail, 315

Comment #160 - Posted by: Jim D. at May 30, 2006 4:45 PM

BW 195
DL 390(PR) 405(PR)
Old PR 365

Comment #161 - Posted by: Nick C. at May 30, 2006 4:45 PM

CFw/u
181lbs, 41yoa

225,245,25,275,285,295,305(pr)

:)

Have a good day, all.

Comment #162 - Posted by: Mark Sampson at May 30, 2006 4:47 PM

BW: 180

275, 300, 325, 350, 370, 395, 405 (failed).

Comment #163 - Posted by: Kyle Felmley at May 30, 2006 4:51 PM

Eric, #153,

Unless she has a competent doctor who has experience with athletes and a real medical reason why she shouldn't deadlift, there are many here, myself included, who would advise that does perform them; starting SLOWLY! I have deadlifted over 400 pounds for about a decade and I feel it's made my back healthier, as well a lot stronger. Have her start with the lightest bar you can you find, even some PVC, and progress slowly. Progress is a marathon, not a sprint. Form is paramount. Best of luck.

Comment #164 - Posted by: John Seiler at May 30, 2006 4:55 PM

1000 m C2 row to warmup

225-275-295-315-335-355-375 (PR)

BW: 185

Comment #165 - Posted by: kevin g at May 30, 2006 5:04 PM

3 x 70kg
1 x 110
1 x 140
1 x 160
F x 165
1 x 165 (pr)
1 x 140
1 x 140

Comment #166 - Posted by: Sailorcrew at May 30, 2006 5:04 PM


bw: 170

205LB
245
255
265
285
295
305 (matched PR)

Comment #167 - Posted by: bryan edge at May 30, 2006 5:11 PM

kb warmup:
halos: 26#x10/10
slingshots: 26#x10/10
hot potato: 35#x20

195# trap bar deadlift, reps in 20 minutes: 75

Comment #168 - Posted by: Lynne Pitts at May 30, 2006 5:19 PM

The guy had to leave Irak because he ran out of clean pants because he kept pissing them and now he's using the Americans as his out.

Comment #169 - Posted by: Daniel at May 30, 2006 5:20 PM

bwt. 239

7 x 1 x 315 lbs.

2.25" diameter grip, trap bar deadlift

Comment #170 - Posted by: SteveP at May 30, 2006 5:29 PM

Had to do Painstorm XIV early.
800m run
50 box jumps
400m run
25 push press X 95#
200m run
12 hspu
400m run
25 pull ups
800m run
50 Beck's burpees
400m run
25 swings X 1.5 pood
200m run
12 thrusters X 95#
400m run
25 hang power cleans X 95#
800m run
50 hang power snatches X 75#

49:00 I owe you Karl.

Comment #171 - Posted by: Jeff at May 30, 2006 5:33 PM

My wife wanted to work out with me today and she wanted a "hard" workout. So I skipped the Rx'd WOD and did "Gut Check" with her. I did it one time before and it was somewhat miserable.
21 DB Swings (55# DB)
21 Pull ups
21 swings
21 burpees
21 swings
21 box jumps
21 swings
21 thrusters (25# DB's)
21 swings
21 SDHP (75# BB)
21 Swings
She's been doin scaled CF workouts a couple times a week for some time now, so she was looking forward to the fun in store. She hammered out the workout in 13'33" subbing w/ 25# DB swings/25# BB thrusters/30# BB SDHP. She wasn't real happy with me afterwards...ain't love grand...

My time was 12'35" as rx'd- 5 seconds slower than last time...I was bummed-no excuses, I just didn't have it today... I got this WOD off of the boards-it was posted by some crazed, masochistic CF'er from the underworld... ;)

Comment #172 - Posted by: Ian Carver at May 30, 2006 5:37 PM

225
295
315
335
350
360
365- fail

Comment #173 - Posted by: Paul Si at May 30, 2006 5:37 PM

Still recovering from a tweaked lower back. Subbed 5 rounds of:
10 back extensions
10 ohs's with broomstick
10 reverse hyperextensions on stability ball on bench
10 squats
10 second l's on parallel bars
First time I've been able to hold an L for more than 1 or 2 seconds.

Comment #174 - Posted by: Redding Mark S at May 30, 2006 5:38 PM

1x185
1x225
1x295
1x365
1x405
1x435
1x475

I was thinking about the first post, with the link about the SAS guy. I don't know if anybody will read this but it really doesn't matter, I would like to explore this topic out loud a bit.

In seems to me in examining a case like that, the first question is: is he hiding something? Did a
Saudi Sheikh offer him 10 million? Andy Mcnab at any rate doesn't in his fiction regard SAS guys as incorruptible. Did he participate in a prosecutable offense he is trying to distance himself from? Does he just want out, and want to go with a bang, with lights, cameras, and book deals? These are all possibilities, and with a couple minutes reflection I'm sure I could come up with several dozen possibilities, most of them plausible.

However, it seems to me that it is likely that at a minimum he has seen some things he wishes he hadn't, and which were objectionable or not comprehensible to him, within his understanding of the context of his mission.

Particularly given the case in the news of Marines being accused of the slaughter of, I guess, innocents--certainly not the recipients of a formal due process--this raises the question if we are losing some focus.

We are in effect asking our soldiers to be soldier/diplomats. To be neighborhood cops, where the neighborhood is full of assault rifles and remote detonated bombs. It has got to be the case that the guy in front of you looks just like the guy who got your buddy, and has considerable signs of participation in illegal activities. Will some people just snap, and shoot? I don't think they would be human if they didn't. That shouldn't make them immune from prosecution, though, as too much of that, and we will lose the war.

It does seem to me, though, that the seeming demand of many liberal commentators that we wage a perfect war is gratuitous, and self serving. Simply because a war is not waged perfectly, does not make it not worth waging. I doubt there has ever been a war conducted in perfect conformity to ANY principle.

We are told repeatedly that our intelligence was flawed. It has long seemed to me that the actual intelligence that mattered was always out in the open. Saddam Hussein refused to abide by the terms of his cease-fire. There is no question of that. That intelligence is clear-cut and unambiguous.

The interesting question, to me, on this specific issue, to return to it, is how people process this story (elite trooper leaves, says bad stuff happening). How far do you go in your conclusions? The war is lost? American is evil? Muslims are better than us? This guy is a hero?

The data point we have is one man's opinion, based on an indeterminate amount of combat experience, with unspecified units, in unspecified places. Obviously, some will move quickly from "this soldier says" to "soldiers say" to "people who know", and quickly his views will amount to fact by receptive people everywhere, people ready to hear and believe without alteration or critique EVERY work he utters, as long as it jibes well with their preexisting notions.

In this respect, I think the notion of Edward de Bono on what he calls catchment areas is relevant. I thought of another way of putting this, actually. The notion is that good thinking fits observed reality--fact as well as we can know it, in detail--precisely. As an analogy, we can call this a sniper who hits a bullseye exactly in the center. The more precision we can muster, the better the quality of the thinking.

However, for reasons of laziness, stubborness, or simple lack of accesible information, most people at various times--and often with understandable and correct pragmatic justification--say, "well, this is basically the same as. . ." This is quite right for many day to day situations, and pattern recognition, which is what this is, is essential to decision making. However, the situation is such that now we are aiming with shotguns, and it just so happens that the spread hits the target, even though we were actually aiming just to the left. Close enough for most purposes.

When ideology gets involved, we move to claymores. Yes, the target is approximately hit, but only tangentially, and the aim is quite off. And much of the thinking is quite inaccurate.

If I believe with every ounce of my being that Bush is a moron, and the war in Iraq is not just wrong, but self-evidently wrong and stupid, then I take a fact like this, and PROVE that I'm right. I fire off my claymore, and I hit the Bush is dumb target. I'll hit it damn near every time, since I don't really have to deal in facts. I don't have to be precise. If Bush yawns funny, boom, I have proved again that Bush is dumb. It's an easy game.

Every fact that is evey REMOTELY close to my preexisting views, boom, I have proof again. This is why these political debates are often so empty of actual content. People that hate Bush see thier views as so self-evidently true that proving their case is a casual affair, and they need not really bother with facts at all. "Bush is a drunk" gets offered as an argument. The FACT is that is neither relevant nor correct, but it's close enough. The scatter, wide as it is, still makes it to the target. There are little code words, and knowing smirks.

I am going to climb on my soapbox for a moment, especially since not many people are going to read this anyway. WE OWE IT TO THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY TO LEARN HOW TO FREAKING THINK. THINKING INVOLVES FACT CHECKING, AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL.

It is likely that over a million people died because of Saddam Hussein. Here is one link, selected almost at random: http://www.state.gov/p/nea/rls/19675.htm

The fact of the matter is that we have not handled the occupation of Iraq well. This is what a number of soldiers have told me. They didn't know that certain hand gestures, as an example, that they use constantly, were offensive to Iraqis.

We are in new terrain. Soldiers traditionally kill people and break things, as someone put it, and they are not police officers, and not diplomats. Yet, it is essential to the success of this mission that we move substantially farther in that direction than we have. Our military for hundreds of years has fought battles different than this one, and it is taking us time to learn our lessons. It always amazes me that we have many staggeringly intelligent people in our armed forces, but collectively, they sometimes do dumb things. I can't explain it. In this specific case, of Iraq, though, I think we just flat out don't have the track record. In my historical memory, the Phillipines is the closest I can come, and that was a long and dirty battle largely fought away from cameras and reporters. I guess we won that one, but I don't have any idea the cost.

Well, I needed to vent a bit, and I don't know what the hell I think sometimes until I begin typing.

Over and out.

Comment #175 - Posted by: barry cooper at May 30, 2006 5:41 PM

I am brand new to crossfit and I absolutely love it. I have been sleeping like a baby lately. These WODs put my ass to sleep with the wicked quickness.

Warm up: 45 minutes of kickboxing w/ a standup bag.

BW:138
100/135/145/155/165/175/185

I know my weights are nominal compared to the rest of the animals on this board, but hey, I'm pooped.

I threw in 200lb after a quick rest to see if I could do it and I did so that was freakin' awesome.

500m row
lat pull down 85lb
500m row
lat pulldown 95lb
500m mrow
lat pulldown 100lb

50 crunches for good measure.

my body is killing me, but it is such a good feeling.

Comment #176 - Posted by: ad_nauseum at May 30, 2006 5:46 PM

255
275
295
315
335
355
370(wanted 375, couldn't lock it out. I'll get it next time)
Straight bar deads, beltless.
1 min rest between sets.

Comment #177 - Posted by: chris l at May 30, 2006 5:46 PM

BW=205

305
285
285
285
285
285
285

A quick question for everyone who has done this for awhile...are back extensions supposed to be done on one of the set-ups where your body is parallel to the ground, or one where it is coming up @ a 45 degree angle from the ground? (does it make a difference?) Any feedback would be appreciated...Thanks!

Comment #178 - Posted by: Brian at May 30, 2006 5:46 PM

1 day behind
3 RFT
800m run
50# db thrusters
First 2 rounds L pullups, 3rd dead hang

38:20
Spent approx 8 minutes in transition between track, pullup bar and weight room.

Comment #179 - Posted by: Bohman at May 30, 2006 5:50 PM

Just wanted to ask. Is it customary for most CF gyms to make someone take several other classes to size them up? Or is it like "other" gyms, pay your dues and you can use the equipment.

I may be in a large town where there are two facilities available, and both have pre-reqs.I know I should have posted this in the message board, but I desire a faster answer!

Comment #180 - Posted by: Mencius at May 30, 2006 5:58 PM

Sub 7x3

Andy: 190,200,210,220,230,240,250
Jen: 135,140,145,150,155,160,165
Paul: 250,270,280,285,285,290x1

Comment #181 - Posted by: paulf at May 30, 2006 5:59 PM

135#-225#-275#-325#-355#-370#PR-375#PR

New PR by 10#; previous PR set 2006-01-21.

Form felt pretty decent on 370#, although it wasn't perfect. Form on 375# was ass. Back rounded somewhat and felt a little twinge on the lower left side.

Comment #182 - Posted by: john v. at May 30, 2006 6:01 PM

Ben: 225, 275, 295, 315, 315, 315 ,315

Comment #183 - Posted by: USMC Denver at May 30, 2006 6:02 PM

bw: 180

as rx'd:
225, 315, 325, 335, 345, 355, 365(pr), 375(pr)

was feeling good so went for the 8th set pr. met the 2x bodyweight goal!

Comment #184 - Posted by: rick510 at May 30, 2006 6:02 PM

#139 - Ell.
Thanks for the link and that article on the leg press. Best line by far AND a propos for today's WoD:
"The squat, of course, is the real man/woman's lower-body workout. It's such a crucial part of the basic regimen that it's known as the "king of exercises." While some consider the dead lift a rival to the throne, the leg press isn't even close. It's the zoning-board commissioner of exercises."

Ahhhh, the zoning board commissioner. Nice. More like the trash collector, except I don't want to insult those guys 'cuz my stefather was one in NYC for years.

Comment #185 - Posted by: Dale Saran at May 30, 2006 6:11 PM

CFWUx3
As Rx'd
275,315,365,405,415,425,425(pr)

Comment #186 - Posted by: ACFDfire713 at May 30, 2006 6:17 PM

Did yesterday's WOD:

45 minutes

Thrusters as Rx'd
pullups - 7/7/7
Leg lifts from hanging position 7/7/7
800 m run at 6.5 mph

simulated 800 m run on elliptical trainer for second two sets of runs.

Have planter's fasciatis - going to see an acupuncturist.

Until then, rowing or swimming.

Kegger - nice lifts. My last BP was at 320 for 5 sets of 7. I would like to know what my deadlifts are - I will try to combine two WODs tomorrow.

Comment #187 - Posted by: Stuart R at May 30, 2006 6:25 PM

Deadlift:
1 @180#
1 @ 200
7 @ 220
1 2 230

Comment #188 - Posted by: Kent Kasica at May 30, 2006 6:25 PM

*************************************************
bw:172

As rx'd:
205
225
255
275
285
290/PR
290

I'll break that 300 mark soon.

*************************************************

I try not to get involved in these debates on the post; but remember Memorial Day has just past and we are what we are today due to the sacrifices made by brave, dedicated men and women. Let's not tarnish their memory over politics of a Soldiers from an Allied Country.

Semper Fidelis

Comment #189 - Posted by: Danny T at May 30, 2006 6:29 PM

Only had 210# of weights to work with:

175# - 8 Reps
195# - 6 Reps
210# - 3 Reps
210# - 3 Reps
210# - 4 Reps
210# - 4 Reps
210# - 4 Reps

Comment #190 - Posted by: SDB at May 30, 2006 6:30 PM

1st time DL and history of back troubles, so took it easy and worked on form
135/155/165/175/175/180/180

Comment #191 - Posted by: Chris R at May 30, 2006 6:34 PM

Deadlift:

177 x 1
227 x 1
277 x 1
307 x 1
317 x 1 (failed)
317 x 1 (grip failed at lockout)

Right side of lower back got pinched a little bit so I decided to stop. Didn't do enough warming up since I did this before going to work in the morning.

Comment #192 - Posted by: Alfie at May 30, 2006 6:35 PM

285
295
305
315
325
335 (PR)

Comment #193 - Posted by: Hartman at May 30, 2006 6:43 PM

400m run x 2

ramped up to 385 twice. form was suspect due to last WOD.

lowered weight and practiced form:
315
335
345
355
355

kipping pull-ups: 12/5
glute-ham raise: 6/5
rope climb: 4-6 unassisted
muscle-ups: 5/1

Crossfit Plano

Comment #194 - Posted by: Brian Abrams at May 30, 2006 6:49 PM

275-295-300-300-275-275-275

Comment #195 - Posted by: broot at May 30, 2006 6:54 PM

as rx'd

bw: 165lb

deadlift:
160lb
160lb
170lb
170lb
170lb
160lb
160lb

Finished it off with 30 minutes of cardio (2.5mi run, .5mi walk)

I think my form may have been bad (I watched the slideshow beforehand), it felt like I was using my back quite a lot. It is sore at the moment, but only feels like I did a lot of back extensions so hopefully no injuries.

Comment #196 - Posted by: Adam Drake at May 30, 2006 6:54 PM

Don't have enough weight. Did 200# 75 reps quickly.

Comment #197 - Posted by: SJV at May 30, 2006 6:55 PM

BW: 119

all 7 sets done with an 80# barbell.

this was my first time doing real deadlifts, i've done stiff legged deadlifts before. these were much harder. i definitely need to practice on my form, i felt like half of them were putting too much stress on my back.

Comment #198 - Posted by: Whitney at May 30, 2006 6:59 PM

225
245
275
295
305
315 failed
275

Comment #199 - Posted by: Brandon C at May 30, 2006 6:59 PM

1. 225 lbs
2. 245 lbs
3. 255 lbs
4. 275 lbs
5. 295 lbs
6. 315 lbs
7. 335 lbs (PR)

Warmed up with a few hours of B-Ball.

Comment #200 - Posted by: West at May 30, 2006 7:02 PM

CFWU x3

WOD
DJ 225-295-315-335-355-375PR
DJD 355-385-405-425-445-465-500PR

1000m Swim (freestyle sprint work)


Both DJD and I set new PR's. He blew by his old mark of 475 and nailed 500! That was sick. I was able to best my previous of 376. Probably could of gotten a little more, but didn't want to push it w/my knee. I was stoked w/setting a 10lb PR on 1 1/2 legs. Swam afterward... big mistake. My legs seized up in one big cramp during the warm down.

Deanna- Impressive!
Steve HB- Awesome work!


Get some, Go again!

Comment #201 - Posted by: DJ at May 30, 2006 7:08 PM

I lied. I'm not sure what I ate or didn't eat, but I'm on it.

Two attempted apercus:

Number one: Liberal ideology, as practiced by the dominant elements in the Democratic Party as currently constituted, believe and focus on the following 3 primary "truths": 1) You make poor people not poor by giving them money; 2) If you are nice to other people (and other nations), they will be nice to you. If they aren't nice to you, you must have done something to them; 3) in conflicts between the environment and business, the environment should always win, even when the science is shaky or non-existant.

Number two: Deficits are taxes we pay in the future.

OK, I'm going to bed. Lynne or David, if this isn't there in the morning, no worries.

Comment #202 - Posted by: barry cooper at May 30, 2006 7:14 PM

BW 167
135X5
185
205
225
245
265 New PR
All without belt or straps

Comment #203 - Posted by: B-Mac at May 30, 2006 7:18 PM

Been doing the WOD's (all but one) but having a tough time getting back to post. Anyway:

Dan - age 37, bwt 246

255/285/305/315/325/335/350 all beltless, mostly hook grip with chalk. Stood 2 sec at the top. Still about 75# short of my pr, but moving back up.

Tauria - 105/115/125/130/135/135/135 Tends to let knees come together as it gets heavier. Any tips on how to combat that?

Thanks again, CF.

Comment #204 - Posted by: Dan Catlin at May 30, 2006 7:21 PM

BW: 185#
275, 285, 295, 300, 305, 305, 310

Comment #205 - Posted by: John Spear at May 30, 2006 7:26 PM

205
225
245
275
295
305
320 (pr)

Comment #206 - Posted by: Larry E. at May 30, 2006 7:26 PM

5x70
4x80
4x90
3x100
2x120 (PR)
1x120

Wanted to work my way up from a weight I felt comfortable getting on and off the rack. 120-130 is about the heaviest bb I can rack on my own (right now). Felt like I could've gone higher on DL weight if not for the racking.

Comment #207 - Posted by: Sharon Smith-Mauney at May 30, 2006 7:29 PM

304 all the way. . .grip failing

Comment #208 - Posted by: mikeJ at May 30, 2006 7:31 PM

Well said, Barry. I'm getting the feeling that you aren't a big Crossfire (the debate show) fan?

-D.

Comment #209 - Posted by: Dan Silver at May 30, 2006 7:33 PM

BW: 115

95, 135, 140, 145, 150, 155, 160pr

Comment #210 - Posted by: DSE at May 30, 2006 7:34 PM

BW: 194

50-minute Tempo Run covering 5 miles.

205, 215, 225, 235, 245, 255, 265 (PR)

Comment #211 - Posted by: Rob P - Okinawa at May 30, 2006 7:43 PM

BW: 155
w/up: 10x45, 5x135 dl
225, 245, 245, 265, 275, 295, 305 (pr)

Comment #212 - Posted by: mfbunch at May 30, 2006 7:45 PM

BW: 169
WU Sets: 225, 275, 315
345 x 1 x 7
Started alternating grip after third workout set.

Comment #213 - Posted by: Chase at May 30, 2006 7:46 PM

135 x 12
155 x 2
175 x 2
185 x 2
205 x 2
215 x 2
185 x 5
135 x 21

low back felt OK, but didnt want to push it

Comment #214 - Posted by: K.B. at May 30, 2006 7:53 PM

comment #175:

"These are all possibilities, and with a couple minutes reflection I'm sure I could come up with several dozen possibilities, most of them plausible."

possible? Maybe. Plausible? No. Marines are currently being investigated for revenage massacre which involved the killing of a 70 year old man who was in a wheel chair. I know it's fun to be a "hard ass" and act like that type of behavior is "all part of war" but the reality is that it is a crime and if you got the balls to do the crime, you better have the balls to do the time.

The SAS officer's story has credibility because there have been numerous incidents of misconduct by US Soldiers. So even if he has some other motive for reporting it, that doesn't mean it isn't true and it should certainly not be dismissed.

Comment #215 - Posted by: Jason at May 30, 2006 7:54 PM

135,225,275,315,355

Comment #216 - Posted by: Junior at May 30, 2006 7:55 PM

BW 140
225/230/240/245/250/260(PR)/270

Comment #217 - Posted by: daniel carney at May 30, 2006 7:56 PM

John & Dad did yesterday's WOD 2 rounds, walked 1/2 of second run. All sets supported and broken. Heat & humidity was the limiting factor.

Comment #218 - Posted by: Walt at May 30, 2006 7:57 PM

Olivia
1*65
2*75
2*85
2*95

Comment #219 - Posted by: Mike_h at May 30, 2006 7:58 PM

BW 196

135
155
175
175
205
235
255
295 (PR)

Baseline effort. Liked the alternating grip best. Warmed up with a mile run and CFWU.

Comment #220 - Posted by: Mark Konen at May 30, 2006 8:00 PM

BW 155

7x170lbs

Comment #221 - Posted by: Steve D at May 30, 2006 8:07 PM

Stuart R. #187 and Styker #67-

Thanks for the kind words. I am impressed with the folks here lifting double and more of their BWT!

Does anyone have any tips to prevent leaving chunks of your shin on the bar for the intitial pull?

Comment #222 - Posted by: Kegger at May 30, 2006 8:12 PM

BW-202
CFWUx3
135x10
185x1
225x1
225x1
225x1
225x1
225x1
This is a best effort for me, I have had back issues for 27 years and while I have been lifting, running and playing many different sports my whole life, I have seldom done deadlifts. My best in the past had been 135lbs. Crossfit has really strengthened my core. I was careful today to gauge my back's reaction to todays session. I could have done more weight and at this writing am feeling pretty good.
Thanks Coach!

Comment #223 - Posted by: Ben S at May 30, 2006 8:12 PM

Steve S. Crossfit Marina, Thanks, you answered my question well. I live in Lake Havasu, AZ. So all my Crossfit info is over the internet.

I would no more take my knowledge of CrossFit serious ,than I would teach myself gymnastics from a book!

Comment #224 - Posted by: Mencius at May 30, 2006 8:16 PM

Posting late so nobody will see my pathetic #'s
i'm working on form over weight.

Swam 3K this afternoon then CFWUx3 added push-ups

Deadlift
95-135-175-205-215-215 (all the weight i own)


Mr. Cooper,
Thank you for your post. In this fast paced world of 15 second sound-bites and partisan bickering it makes alot of sense. Without a complete investigation into this and other allegations both sides will use the sound-bite against the other and we'll end up more polorized than we already are. Instead of learnng from our mistakes we just learn how to 'spin' them to our adgenda.

Comment #225 - Posted by: water-ratt at May 30, 2006 8:16 PM

Backwards roll to faceplant anyone!?

Comment #226 - Posted by: Mencius at May 30, 2006 8:18 PM

Ell #139

The best line I've ever read is from that article and as follows!

"The squat, of course, is the real man/woman's lower-body workout. It's such a crucial part of the basic regimen that it's known as the "king of exercises." While some consider the dead lift a rival to the throne, the leg press isn't even close. It's the zoning-board commissioner of exercises."

Folks "It's the zoning-board commissioner of exercises." That's Awesome!!!

Comment #227 - Posted by: Pierre Auge at May 30, 2006 8:32 PM

wt:299

135/225/275/315/335/355/365

Comment #228 - Posted by: grumpy at May 30, 2006 8:32 PM

Beltless standard style straight bar deadlifts

Bwt 118

225/255/275/285/290/295/300

Too sore from yesterday's WOD in the glutes, hams and traps to pull any heavier.

Comment #229 - Posted by: kelly moore at May 30, 2006 8:38 PM

BW=195
Age= 25
225
245
265
285
315
345
365

Comment #230 - Posted by: Steevo at May 30, 2006 8:45 PM

95-145-145-145-155-165-175.

Comment #231 - Posted by: rfs at May 30, 2006 8:49 PM

135x2/185x2/205x2/215x2/215x2

Comment #232 - Posted by: jay s at May 30, 2006 9:04 PM

I have no idea how to properly do these, and my gym didn't have any trainers around to help me out so I went light and tried to work on form as best described in the CF Exercises.

BW=175
CFWU
DL 115 all reps.

Comment #233 - Posted by: Jason_S at May 30, 2006 9:14 PM

CFWUx3 with a couple subs (no pullup bar, did dips on coffee table with feet on chair)

BW 180
160# deadlifts, 7 rounds

Need to buy more weights. :-)

Comment #234 - Posted by: Dan C at May 30, 2006 9:37 PM

Never done this before, so I started out light and modified:

BW 139 (and dropping, thanks to CF and no more sugar)

CFWUx3 (pullups and dips 60# assist)

DL x5 at 45/65/75/85/95
OH squat 3x10 at 45
2x5 assisted HSPU

Comment #235 - Posted by: Sarah at May 30, 2006 10:02 PM

BW 115
95-115-135-145-155x3

Comment #236 - Posted by: Ellen S at May 30, 2006 10:11 PM

BW 70.6kg
DL
60kg 3
100kg 1 Clean Grip
100kg 1 Snatch Grip
130kg 1 Snatch Grip
140kg 1 Clean Grip
150kg 1 Clean Grip
160kg 1 Alternate
165kg 1 Alternate
167.5kg 1 Alternate
3mins btw attempts
Felt Great so Happy:)

Comment #237 - Posted by: Adc (XfitSydney) at May 30, 2006 10:27 PM

In regards to #1

1st- what a crapy way to start off memorial day, how bout less negativity and more remembering. Lets remember our fallen brothers, friends, fathers, sons, teamates.

2nd- that guy is a quiter, plain and simple. He was only in his unit for 2 years? You can barely train up and deploy in that amout of time. Good, we don't need him.

3rd- To all our brothers overseas. Keep your heads low, and remember, its better to shoot first and think later than be DEAD! Get home safe...

Comment #238 - Posted by: TMAC at May 30, 2006 10:33 PM

83.2kg
87.8
90.4
90.4
90.4
95.4
99.4
100.4

Comment #239 - Posted by: Schactler at May 30, 2006 11:00 PM

bw 120

95 x 4
105 x 1
105 x 1
115 x 1
115 x 1
125 x 1
135 x 1

Comment #240 - Posted by: Ashley at May 31, 2006 12:06 AM

BW 80.2kg

Deadlifts 7x1
100kg,110,120,125,125,125(PR),120kg

March 120kg was pr.Couldnt lift more than 110kg at beginning of May and PR tonight 125kg.Body weight still the same but feeling stronger. Eating a bit more has helped I think

Comment #241 - Posted by: peterh at May 31, 2006 12:15 AM

DL in kg
60-65-70-75-80-85-85

Comment #242 - Posted by: Rachel at May 31, 2006 12:40 AM

Deadlifts: 8x1 80kg

Comment #243 - Posted by: Alex at May 31, 2006 1:28 AM

In kilos:

50/60/70/70/70/72.5/72.5

Comment #244 - Posted by: Christina Sklebar at May 31, 2006 2:06 AM

Hello everyone!

Here are my results in KG for the deadlifts wanted to push a bit above 100 but wasn't feeling it today kept at 97.5 as form was faltering but otherwise was good.

70
80
90
95
97.5
97.5
97.5

London Crossfitter!

Comment #245 - Posted by: Lorenzo F at May 31, 2006 2:40 AM

BW 194

135
155
175
195
225

Comment #246 - Posted by: Stéphane at May 31, 2006 2:45 AM

Brian (#178)

If you have the choice, use the device that has your body horizontal. That way, at the bottom of the movement your back is much less likely to be dangerously flexed (unless you have super tight hammies). The other device, angled at 45, requires significantly more ham flexibility in the bottom position and increases the risk of injury.

Which ever one you use, under no circumstances use your arms to pull deeper into the bottom. Might enjoy the stretch today but you will regret it tomorrow. Great way to pop a disk!!

Cheers, kempie

Comment #247 - Posted by: kempie at May 31, 2006 3:27 AM

5x135# (Warm Up)
1x225#
1x255
1x275
1x275
3x1x295 (form starting to go; not enough legs and too much back; didn't want to try any heavier until I get this fixed)

Comment #248 - Posted by: Matt McC at May 31, 2006 4:16 AM

Age: 37
Bwt: 160

OH Squat w/oly bar x5 (warm up)

Deadlift:
5x135
1x145
1x155
1x165
1x175
1x185 (Haven't done traditional DL's in a long time - want to be cautious)

Hang Power Clean 85x1 (to 'rack' military press)
Military Press 85x8
Push Press 85x2 (no rest)
Dips +25x5
Chin-up +15x5
Dips +25x5
Chin-up +15x15
Sit-up +10 (on chest)x15

Comment #249 - Posted by: Doug at May 31, 2006 5:29 AM

275#,295,305,315,325,315,295

Comment #250 - Posted by: ***TROOPER*** at May 31, 2006 6:16 AM

in regard to the SAS quitter- He and the very few like him get ALL the press.... These quitters and their media admirers must assume that the THOUSANDS of other troops there, from all the allied countries, are seeing the same "illegal" acts and are either too immoral or too cowardly to speak up about it. I for one don't buy it.

Gambatte!

Comment #251 - Posted by: Duncan in Dayton at May 31, 2006 6:19 AM

bodyweight 160

225
275
285
295
305
315
335

Comment #252 - Posted by: GeorgeM at May 31, 2006 6:30 AM

WOD 5/30 ME DL
DL 7x1: 315, 365, 405x1 x5, 405F, 405F

Then worked on next days WOD. Did a few reps of hang squat clean, then decided to work on snatch instead. Still need to work on flexibility in the rack.

Split Snatch: 95x3, 95x3, 115x1, 135x1, 155x1.

First time working the Split Snatch. Felt ok. Worked on hook grip.

Comment #253 - Posted by: Andy Shirley at May 31, 2006 6:34 AM

1 mile @ 7.5

135 for reps
185 singles ok
205 can't get it off the floor!

I felt off today anyway. Need to hit these fresh next time.

Comment #254 - Posted by: James W. at May 31, 2006 7:02 AM

bw 185

working on form

135
140
145
150
155
160
170

Comment #255 - Posted by: Ray P at May 31, 2006 7:06 AM

135, 185, 225, 275, 315, 315, 315

Comment #256 - Posted by: PB1 at May 31, 2006 7:21 AM

CFWU 2x
5x185
3x215
1x225
1x245
1x245
1x245
1x245
1x245
1x245

Comment #257 - Posted by: barry weidner at May 31, 2006 7:57 AM

deadlifts
myself Mike
225 225
315 315
315 315
365 365
405 405
455 455
470 495

then lifted chest/back
bench 225/15 275/5 295/5 315/5
inc dumb 90/10 95/10 95/8
cable flyes 80/15 x3
lat pull downs, bodyweight rows, seated cables

Comment #258 - Posted by: shawn at May 31, 2006 8:00 AM

135 lb for all reps

Comment #259 - Posted by: jrushton at May 31, 2006 8:08 AM

185
205
225
225
230
235
235

Comment #260 - Posted by: Deli at May 31, 2006 8:18 AM

135
155
185
195
205
215
225
235
245
255
Was going for a personal best and ran out of weight

Comment #261 - Posted by: Russell Biser at May 31, 2006 8:35 AM

Did WOD from other day:

~400 meter run in parking lot - 1:45, 1:47, 1:46, 1:52
squats - 1:16, 1:$7, 2:05, 1:57


Time = 14:15

Comment #262 - Posted by: Allen Yeh at May 31, 2006 8:42 AM

Here's a good one: "Our long term success in Iraq will be directly proportional to our ability to avoid the NEED to kill or detain people."

Note that I'm fully behind our troops, and our commitments in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. We have a mission we need to complete, but we owe it to both living and dead troops to give them a clear mission which can in fact be accomplished, and we need to support them in that task to the best of our ability. If we want our guys to be diplomat-soldiers, we need to teach them to do that.

Ref: 215. How in God's name does this work? Do you read the first sentence, decide you are likely to experience the unhedonic state of reading something with which you disagree, immediately refute the small bit you accidentally ingested, then quit? If you care to go back and read, the next two sentences were: "However, it seems to me that it is likely that at a minimum he has seen some things he wishes he hadn't, and which were objectionable or not comprehensible to him, within his understanding of the context of his mission.

Particularly given the case in the news of Marines being accused of the slaughter of, I guess, innocents--certainly not the recipients of a formal due process--this raises the question if we are losing some focus."

This is an excellent example of precisely the process I am talking about, where intelligent people become stupid, not through lack of potential, but through lack of USE of that potential. Stupidity is always context-dependent.

Here is another analogy: high intelligence is like a super-accurate long gun that can drop targets accurately miles away. People possessing this trait are capable of mastering almost any material or subject whatsoever. Wherever they CHOOSE to reach, they can. Inattention to detail is like CHOOSING not to focus your gun, because you don't need to. After all, you COULD hit any target you want, so logically your aim must be better, right? Well, the guy with a sling shot who pays attention to detail, is going to hit the target consistently--if it's not too far away--and the guy who doesn't bother to aim is only going to hit the target sporadically. He CAN hit targets the other can't--not everyone can be a Medical Doctor, for example--but having capacity is always secondary to use.

Dan, I don't watch TV. I get one channel for whenever the tornado warning goes off, and otherwise I rent movies or read. I doubt I would like that show, though. That raises an interesting question,though, of to what extent our public discourse is fueled by rhetorical styles we see on TV.

Comment #263 - Posted by: Barry Cooper at May 31, 2006 9:02 AM

CFWUx3
5x135 Warm Ups
185,205,235,255,275-fail, 235x3
5x135 to grease the groove
5x5 KTE

Comment #264 - Posted by: john h at May 31, 2006 9:18 AM

bw 141
65
95
115
135
165
185
215 (1/2 way)
185

Comment #265 - Posted by: Al Noel at May 31, 2006 9:37 AM

95/100/105/110/115/115/120

Comment #266 - Posted by: GinaC at May 31, 2006 9:43 AM

285/295/305/315/325/335/345

Comment #267 - Posted by: ChadC at May 31, 2006 9:44 AM

Done after the Hang Squat Clean WOD posted for tomorrow & feeling tired.

BW 178lbs
285
310
330
350
310
310
310

Comment #268 - Posted by: Orrin at May 31, 2006 10:00 AM

Max at 275 PR :)

Comment #269 - Posted by: Katie Jo at May 31, 2006 10:23 AM

135
185
205
205
225
225
225

Comment #270 - Posted by: Dan H. at May 31, 2006 10:39 AM

WU: 4 rds of 15 situps, 15 back ext, 15 push ups

DL: 80-85-90-95-100-105-110

Comment #271 - Posted by: Ana Crespo at May 31, 2006 10:49 AM

Haven't been posting lately, but have been continueing to work out pretty hard! Set a new PR with Deadlift today so wanted to be sure and post it for future reference 370-- goal has been 380 for a while, I'm getting close and think I'll get it the next time this workout comes around if not before.

Comment #272 - Posted by: Meyer at May 31, 2006 11:20 AM

Late entry:
225
265
295
315 (PR, I think)
320 (failed)
295
225x2
I wonder if it is more constructive to attempt and fail at a weight you figure you won't get (as I did) or do a couple good reps at a slightly lower weight...

Comment #273 - Posted by: MikeT at May 31, 2006 11:27 AM

333# on rep 7
PR by 13 #
Double body weight 360# by September

Comment #274 - Posted by: b ring at May 31, 2006 11:31 AM

5/31/06
cfwu x 2
DL's
Started w/ 245 and went up by 20 ea. set to 365
Did one more at 375.

Comment #275 - Posted by: rick ihrie at May 31, 2006 11:50 AM

Deadlift
1x 275#
1x 295#
1x 315#
1x 335#
1x 355# fail 2" off ground
1x 345# fail 2" off ground
1x 340# **matches 1RM from WOD 1/21/2006

Comment #276 - Posted by: jdg at May 31, 2006 11:57 AM

220,240,250,260,270,280,290(fail),290(fail),285 New PR

Old PR 245

Comment #277 - Posted by: Ahmik at May 31, 2006 12:14 PM

maj n: 315/325F/315-hurt back/225/245/265/275/
ugh. motrin, cold water bottle shoved down my pants (no ice here)

Comment #278 - Posted by: Crossfit Liberty at May 31, 2006 12:41 PM

day behind @ 170#...

cfwu: x3

deads: 135 x5, 225, 225, 245, 255 (pr), 245, 245, 245, 135 x5

concept2: 400m x4

Comment #279 - Posted by: gav at May 31, 2006 12:47 PM

bw=170
225
275
275
275
275
275
275

Comment #280 - Posted by: Jay at May 31, 2006 12:52 PM

Late post, decided to play volleyball, surf and do Judo yesterday instead.

BW 187lbs

130#
174#
218#
262#
306#
350#
370# (mixed plates)

hang squat cleans this evening

Comment #281 - Posted by: Rob Moss at May 31, 2006 3:01 PM

185 x 1
205 x 1
245 x 1
265 x 1
275 x 1
295 x 1
305 x 1
310 Failed after getting weight to knees

Comment #282 - Posted by: tlow at May 31, 2006 3:22 PM

185 x 1
205 x 1
245 x 1
265 x 1
275 x 1
295 x 1
305 x 1
310 Failed after getting weight to knees

Comment #283 - Posted by: tlow at May 31, 2006 3:23 PM

Worked up to 130#. A PR and just slightly more than bw.

Comment #284 - Posted by: Norma at May 31, 2006 3:59 PM

CFWUx3
5x45-5x135 warm-up
225-245-265-275-285-295-300
5x135 warm-down

Comment #285 - Posted by: Doug at May 31, 2006 4:16 PM

cfwu x 3
225
315
335
355
365
375
380

Comment #286 - Posted by: von-paul at May 31, 2006 5:07 PM

CFWU x3

135 x 5 warmup
had to modify, need to buy more plates!
185x3,205x3,225x3,235x3,245x3,250x3,250x3,185x5
approx 40 sec rests, felt great. Funny how something that looks so sparse on paper can be such a great workout.

Comment #287 - Posted by: LMD_matt at May 31, 2006 6:13 PM

Warmed Up followed by 275x3/315/335/350(pr)/315x3

Comment #288 - Posted by: AJonusas at May 31, 2006 6:32 PM

15 min ellip w/u 14/14. 185,225,275,315,365 old pr,385 new pr,315. avg hr 117, max hr 148. age 49, bwt 183.

Comment #289 - Posted by: kevin o at May 31, 2006 6:42 PM

All sets with 85# using zz bar.

Comment #290 - Posted by: BGD at May 31, 2006 6:46 PM

185-205-225-225-225-235-235

Comment #291 - Posted by: GAK at May 31, 2006 7:34 PM

Age-50/BW-245#
after the Squat Cleans of 5/31 (probably a mistake) 115/185/225/ then four sets @ 245

Comment #292 - Posted by: stan k at May 31, 2006 8:30 PM

BW 215

225
245
275
315
345
355

Comment #293 - Posted by: Kerry at May 31, 2006 8:32 PM

btw-205#
225
275
315
365
405
405
405

Comment #294 - Posted by: MSR at May 31, 2006 8:51 PM

A day late, but a new PR

BW: 200

#225/275/315/365/385(PR)/405(PR)/415(PR)

Psyched, ready to do yesterday's WOD. I wanted to today, but I was beat after those numbers.

Comment #295 - Posted by: Graham S. at May 31, 2006 9:48 PM

BW 84kg
60kg
100kg(PR)
100kg(PR)
110kg(PR)
120kg(PR)
130kg(PR)
130kg(PR)

last time "PR" was 90kg ;)

Comment #296 - Posted by: Daniel at May 31, 2006 11:21 PM

205/215/225/245/265/275/285
Done a day late (5/31/06) and immediately after Tuesday's Hang Squat Cleans. So, might have been a little fatigued. Really tried to stay "seated" into my form, but started arching my back at 265. Could lift more, but prefer to have better form first. Finished w/ some ab work.

Comment #297 - Posted by: Mike Scott at May 31, 2006 11:23 PM

This felt great. The gains since last time on Deadlift are amazing.

115
135 pr
155 pr
165 pr
175 pr
185 pr

I still have to work on my form a bit because the last couple were off but over all I am pleased.

JFG

Comment #298 - Posted by: JFG at June 1, 2006 2:13 AM

95
125
135
155
165
175

felt good

Comment #299 - Posted by: Megan at June 1, 2006 4:10 AM

forgot the last one

175

Comment #300 - Posted by: Megan at June 1, 2006 4:12 AM

275, 275, 275, 275, 275, 225, 225, 225

Comment #301 - Posted by: Frank at June 1, 2006 5:53 AM

In Kgs.

100 x 1
110 x 1
120 x 1
130 x 1
140 x 1
150 x 1 (PR)
100 x 6

Comment #302 - Posted by: Nosey Flynn at June 1, 2006 6:39 AM

CFWU x 2
225x 10 w/u
255
275
315
335
365
415
455 (failed)
405 x 2

Comment #303 - Posted by: Adam at June 1, 2006 7:06 AM

Brand new to CF - and loving it!!

BW: 97.7Kg

5 min row x 1
25 Hyperextension x 2

Traditional Deadlift:
60Kg x 1(set) x 12(reps)
100 Kg x 1 x 10
130 Kg x 1 x 6
155 Kg x 1 x 3
159 Kg x 3 x 1

SLDL:
100 Kg x 1 x 10
130 Kg x 1 x 6
155 Kg x 1 x 3

Tabata intervals on StairMaster (five minute program I put into the machine).


Comment #304 - Posted by: Alf at June 1, 2006 7:11 AM

WOD
Bike 5 miles to gym
Set 1-205
Set 2-225
Set 3-275
Set 4-275
Set 5-295
Set 6-305
Set 7-315 PR

Comment #305 - Posted by: Justin Spicher at June 1, 2006 8:12 AM

did on 060531 after the hsc wod

all weights in kg
50/55/60/65/70/75/77.5

Comment #306 - Posted by: Megan S. at June 1, 2006 9:28 AM

225, 235, 240, 245, 250, 255, 260 (missed)

Comment #307 - Posted by: Scott T at June 1, 2006 10:20 AM

Finally got to this one...

first time actually trying max effort rather than just working on form.

70/78/90/98/110/110/110#

Comment #308 - Posted by: Brooke at June 1, 2006 11:20 AM

Little behind and I mixed this one up with the next day and did 10 singles instead of 7 as prescribed.

5'11" 205lbs
225/275/295/315/335/365F,335/335/335/335/345F,335

Both failures were due to my grip. Looks like I found a weakness.

Comment #309 - Posted by: Ed at June 1, 2006 12:04 PM

135/155/175/195/215/225/235/235

Comment #310 - Posted by: Parksurg at June 1, 2006 2:38 PM

135 x 3
185 x 3
205 x 2
225 x 2
275 x 1
295 x 1
315 Missed
315 Missed

BW 132

Very disappointed, PR is 335. Too long not doing DL poor form, bad drive through heels. Frustrated.

Comment #311 - Posted by: Carl at June 1, 2006 2:58 PM

BW-140 lbs.

225
255
275
275
275
295 (PR)
305 (PR)

Comment #312 - Posted by: Huff at June 1, 2006 6:10 PM

In kg 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140. Starting to get the hang of these a little.

Comment #313 - Posted by: John B at June 1, 2006 6:12 PM

135-185-205-225-245-255

Comment #314 - Posted by: David Gladstein at June 1, 2006 8:11 PM

1X65, 1X85, 4x95 and 1X65. First time doing these and i am struggling with the form.

Comment #315 - Posted by: Scott at June 1, 2006 9:33 PM

Xanthe- new P.R. 125 Deadlift!

Comment #316 - Posted by: Meyer at June 2, 2006 3:30 AM

135-225-275-295-305-310-275

Comment #317 - Posted by: jpf at June 2, 2006 3:41 AM

BW 155#
185 x 3
205
215
220 (all my weights - time to get those 45# bumpers!)
220
220
220

Comment #318 - Posted by: SethO at June 2, 2006 7:34 AM

275
315
335
355
365
365- fail

Comment #319 - Posted by: JBell at June 2, 2006 7:56 AM

205,215,225,235,245,255,265

Comment #320 - Posted by: Ryan at June 2, 2006 8:48 AM

topped out at 155kg PR

Comment #321 - Posted by: Glen at June 2, 2006 11:57 AM

165/185/215/235/255/275/280fail/280fail
PR deadlift

Comment #322 - Posted by: texasmick at June 2, 2006 12:11 PM

bw 165#

255/295/335/tried 365 missed 3x/345/355/tried 365 again missed/255x3

getting ready to go do 50's.

Comment #323 - Posted by: bridges at June 2, 2006 2:37 PM

Finall got the form down.

CFWU X 2
Burgener WU
135
185
185
205
205
225
225
Burgener WU

Comment #324 - Posted by: Ben at June 2, 2006 6:57 PM

235,245,255,265,275,285,295.

Comment #325 - Posted by: morisong at June 3, 2006 9:20 AM

Full CFWU
DL
180
200
6x220
230

Comment #326 - Posted by: Kent Kasica at June 3, 2006 1:50 PM

couple of days behind:
10/135
8/225
6/275
3/325
3/345
3/365
1/395
1/400(pr)
2/365
3/325
10/225
15/135

Comment #327 - Posted by: Murph at June 3, 2006 7:46 PM

trap bar
45,95,135,185,235

Comment #328 - Posted by: johnmcc at June 3, 2006 8:36 PM

Rich: 295-305-315-325-335-345-355
Matt: 225-275-315-335-355-375-375
Clint: 135-185-195-215-225-245-275
Sam: Still dreamin' of Phillie cheese steaks!

Comment #329 - Posted by: Richie D. at June 4, 2006 3:06 PM

315 x 7. also worked in Hang squat cleans in between reps (7x1 @ 135lbs)

Comment #330 - Posted by: Davie at June 4, 2006 3:34 PM

Bw 204
44 yr
135
185
205
225
235
245PR
225

Comment #331 - Posted by: Rick A at June 4, 2006 10:43 PM

Three rounds:

800 meter Run (2% incline)
15 30 kilo thrusters
21 jumping pull ups

Time: 24.19

Comment #332 - Posted by: Christina Sklebar at June 5, 2006 2:00 AM

Late post...completed on May 30th.
135x10x2
225x10x2
315x3
385x1
455x1

Comment #333 - Posted by: herb sampson at June 5, 2006 10:01 AM

210
220
230
240
250
260
270
280
290
300
310(PR)
320(PR!)

Comment #334 - Posted by: mws at June 5, 2006 1:28 PM
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