February 12, 2010
Jessica Perez-Beebe, CrossFit RBB, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
"Cleans, Burpees, Reflections on the Games" with Jason Khalipa, a CrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]
Lauren Plumey competes in the Hybrid Challenge - video [wmv] [mov]
Read "What Makes a Great Teacher?" by Amanda Ripley, The Atlantic.
Consider and post comments on February 16, the next rest day.
Posted by lauren at February 12, 2010 5:00 PM
well that photo will generate some head turning for time!
I was wondering...is anybody else having trouble w/ their legs recovering lately. My legs are shot over the last couple weeks. I get out of breath just walking up the stairs cause they are so broke down. Just wondering!
well Rehoboth beach next summer baby!
@Thomi, I couldn't agree more. There's nothing wrong with erring on the side of classy.
Are you kidding? If you've been working so hard to get such a great body then show it off proudly.That goes for guys and girls.
Could have gotten a better picture of her face.
I am sure she does not mind being on the main site IF she sent the photo in....so everyone else should respect that.
@#17 randomfire, hard work and, ahem, a little moola for the doctor...
I like the photo, but respect everyone's opinion. I am not sure if this has ever been brought up before...but how about a CF calendar? That way, some of the gorgeous females can proudly display their hard work...and CF can make some money off of it. I would pay for it. Someone might put together a dude calendar too, but I'm not paying for that one.
I second the calendar idea!!
Think of it as creative advertising. The next time someone googles "hot woman working out" they might discover crossfit on google image's website and begin a life transformation. In that sense, thank you crossfit for changing some pervert's, i mean, some person's life.
I like the photo. When you work hard you might as well show it off.
I know I wouldn't feel comfortable if my wife was looking over my shoulder at today's picture. I admire CrossFit in many ways, but I would agree with others who see this pic as being in poor taste.
Good job she has hat, gloves and boots on, it looks cold!....
....seriously people lighten up, nothing wrong with looking good and having some fun is there?
(if this was a pic of a guy in board shorts, I'm sure there would be no problems)
Great picture. Just goes to show what CrossFit can do for the human body.
Nobody ever complains about all the guys with shirts off
she could catch a cold dressed like that...gee whiz
I am very grateful to CrossFit for the free content that is provided on this site. I completely respect the fact that they can put up whatever they want. However, I would love to at least see an NSFW tag or something like that on these types of photos.
aren't there half naked dudes on this page like every other day? who cares.
Well put England. Seriously, lighten up. Appreciate the irony. They never get snow in DE, so clearly this woman is making the best of it.
lmao #2!!!! Honestly though lighten up people... This pic proves that women doing crossfit are strong, sexy and hot which is why more women should do it!! I'd take her over some skinny model any day!!
I'm with #40. Lighten up.
It's photos like this that keep the boys across seas going strong and THOSE are the ones that made this whole program a huge success in the first place.
Hard to complain, with the SI Swimsuit issue just out.
I think a "functionally fit" bod is way sexier, anyway.
Not my favorite pic, but good for her and honestly it won't affect my workouts because at the end of the day it's just a picture. Now I want to see a crossfit hottie (dude) in a speedo...haha laugh guys! No, but seriously!
Half the photos posted are of guys with nothing but their shorts on showing off their ripped musculature and tattooes and now a woman is posted wearing a swimsuit and everybody loses their minds. This makes no sense.
I can send in a pic of a bunch of crossfit men in Ranger panties!!! NOW that's HOT!
It amazes me when people think they have the right to dictate what others do. Worry about your own life.
There are two great videos of Jason Kalipa and Crossfit Stongman, but we focus on a picture.
Everyone stop hatein. This girls looks smokin, why not show it off.
To the guy who "would never put pics of his wife up" GOOD DON"T THEN, just shut up.
Since when did the focus switch from functionality to looks? It always used to be that the looks were an added benefit to the functionality...wish there was a NSFW pop up before this page came up on my work computer
Awesome. Just awesome. Well done Lauren!
LIGHTEN UP PEOPLE! if you work hard for your body you have the god-given right to show it off. You women want to be treated as equals?... then get used to hearing "double standard" around the water cooler more often. Love the pic, now take one of a dude in a speedo and let's see peoples reactions ; )
Wow, nice to see the women of Crossfit are doing everything in their power to be noticed. And some of you make fun of those at the globo gyms for looking in the mirror...I think this is along the same lines.
are you serious? Gloves? I'm a big fan but she's worried about her hands getting cold.......
I hate to comment, because i think it's childish, but i think the picture is awesome! i wish i would have thought of that!!!
people who are hating, are probably (fat) jealous women, or uptight, insecure men.
YOU GO GIRL!!!
Love the picture! I should try that pose here too :)
Bingo... some people needs explanation, lol
m49 7th day postop rotator-cuff surg
360 bodyweight squats: 21min
I'd appreciate ideas I'm doing stationary bike, situps/back extentions, and unweighted squats.
Thanks! Needed that, made my day.
I feel warmer already!
YOU GO GIRL!!! seriously, i wish i would have thought of that!!!
haters-you are all jealous, uptight, and most definitely insecure people...grow up.
Love the pic. Any girls out there checking out CrossFit for the first time are bound to be inspired. She obviously works hard, and she SHOULD show everyone that CrossFit works great for women's bodies and their fitness goals as well; maybe that will help expand the female CrossFit community and get them off the ellipitcals. Girls+Crossfit=awesome
She's wearing a bikini in a beach town where there happens to be snow right now....it's a joke. It's not porn. If this photo made you uncomfortable at work or around your wife that is your own mind taking it there. If you think this is inappropriate for your kids, then apparently you never take them to the beach. To each his own, but how your interpret the photo is a projection of yourself...not of this woman or of Crossfit.
haha whats is this the 1920's!! grow up!
could have done without this picture...Love strong beautiful women, how about a side shot rather then the angle presented today? Love crossfit, love the women and the men. Want my daughter to see tasteful crossfit, not this. She is beautiful, represent her that way next time.
I remember Jolie Gentry having a picture on the beach a couple of years ago holding an identical pose with a kettlebell. Just a different angle. Maybe this was Jessica Beebe's way of showing off her Jolie-esque abilities. Regardless, it's no one's position to judge how classy or unclassy an individual is. I think she is a pretty tough girl for doing it.
has anyone clicked on the RBB link? Is this the future of crossfit? The place looks like a health spa not a box...
Wish that there was a video to go along with the photo...For those complaining...let us focus on the form. Good mid line stability (see transmission journal entry), good squat depth...heels on the ground (even though in boots), and full arm extension for the KB snatch. Overall, I would have to say that she is doing a good job showing the tenets of the fundamentals of crossfit...and looking good doing it. When the calendar comes out, sign me up for a subscription. I really enjoyed the one from the Crossfit Games 2009. Great stuff.
There was a comment about there never being snow in DE? 7 years ago I got engaged before the big snow storm of 2003. When a nor'easter comes up the coast, DE almost always gets hammered. As does Baltimore, MD. I am currently stuck in Illinois waiting for a flight back to Philly.
In regards to the previous rest day article...since that is what today's focus is supposed to be...develop your mind...
I really like the idea of putting people in charge of a certain area. It provides ownership of an area. It promotes self-worth.
In the crossfit community, is there someone who is taking charge of a certain area? For instance, is someone doing research on more metabolic conditioning research? We seem to be getting several journal entries on strength training ala Louie Simmons and David Tate. This is similar to the KB training videos with Jeff Martone. There is also someone in charge of training the rower, POSE running method, etc.
Just my $0.02.
I look forward to reading the article on teaching. How it could apply to crossfit and our daily lives in teaching others...
Just a thought on future articles to read...there are several articles from Peter Schiff on economics. There are several articles from 321gold.com...Doctor Robert Schoon...etc. (And yes, I did see the articles on von Hayek) As much as people spend on investing time on their bodies researching on this site, it would be wise to instruct others on how to invest properly in these muddled times...Another $0.02.
Nice kettlebell snatch!
Haha! Rest day and 58 comments within first hour. Classic! Love the pic.
Yeah she should have toughed it out and skipped the boots and gloves... and suit... Polar Bear Kettlebells anyone?
All I know is that I am working out at that CF gym when I live at Bethany Beach, DE for the summer.........
She could easily kick my butt so I'm not gunna say a damn thing.
Yoga pants and a workout shirt would have gotten the point across just the same. Now I'm hesitant to open up the CF main page anywhere, even at home. I'm just wondering if that's recommended attire for CF competitions or certifications? I guess it's one way to attract clients.
I can't believe people are freaking out about a woman in a bikini. Grow up...
Nothing says elite fitness like a barely there bikini.
I'm all about seing a ripped guy or a chick with a rockin bod in FUNCTIONAL but sexy CF attire, like #53 says. It's motivational. The guys are hot and the women give me something to aspire to. But this picture is def not what I aspire to. This belongs more so on the cover of Maxim. Not that I have a problem with Maxim, but that's not what I come to CF for. Def not my fave photo-doesn't make sense, although the girl obviously looks good.
Just wait till the summer! Guys and girls crossfit calenders should be in the making for some resale! And to start blowing SI out of the water! I'd take more than half of you crossfiting ladies over those skinny twigs that can't do a pull up!
I bet if I send in a pic of me doing a 200 lb ohs while on vacay in hawaii wearing snow clothes it wont get posted. Wonder why??? lol
Was that the middle of a turkish get up?
I ask myself, where were all these people against objectification two months ago?
Never mind. Couldn't have been a turkish get-up. There would have been a snow angel.
One arm clean, 2 pood.
One arm thruster, 40 lbs.
Right arm f#cked.
Are you f*** kidding me, even my wife thought the picture was cool and she would do the same if she had her body.
Where was all the negativity the other day with the girl half nekkid doing a pull-up in Canada? Same thing. Just Sayin'
Great pic...anyone who doesn't like it is odd
This isn't girlscouts or the church camp. This is Crossfit. Seriously, everyone has spent more time bitching about the picture than it would take to load the page, scribble down the wod (or thank God for a rest day) and scram.
I'M PCSing to Dover in the next 30 days and am (really) looking forward to meeting Jessica. If it's still snowy in DE when I get there, you can bet your ass I'll be Crossfitting barefoot in boardshorts...and not much else.
Since I brought up the calendar idea (today anyway), I get to pick a few months...Jessica automatically gets February. Eva gets September since my birthday is on the 24th...and Jolie gets whatever other month she wants.
Below parallel, active shoulder and a good lumbar curve.
What's the prob?
#54 Erin - I completely agree.
It's 2010 - Lighten up people - or go back to the 1950's. I don't care which...
There were absolute fits a few months ago over all of this and the most vicious attacks against anyone talking about objectification came from women. It was odd.
is this pic real? im surprised nobody brought this up? where are the rest of her tracks? look behind her to the right- there are holes in the snow that appear to be a good 6 inches deep, yet shes balancing on top of the snow? this looks like a photoshop my friends...
any photo aficionados wanna weigh in?
Are we all really this bored? Screw rest day and get back to the gym
how did she not melt all the snow around her
I have a big problem with this picture. For the main site to have someone with so much weight on her toes and knees forward is bad. I mean come on look at that shin angle.
Both=Very impressive vids!
there's a pretty clear shadow of her in the snow....
I can't believe people are actually making demands about how covered up an adult woman should be. There is nothing sexual about this photo at all. I think people might be uncomfortable with how awesome she looks...both in technique and body composition. I would take freedom of expression with the risk of a few tasteless comments over oppression any day. I hope more photos like this are posted...censoring this would be a huge step backwards for women (might as well cover our arms, legs, hair and faces and wear all black).
Rest Day comments for time.
100+ in 2.5 hours.
Huge props to Lauren Plumey at the Hybrid Challenge. Awesome work! I literally yelled at the computer for you to lift that last Atlas Stone.
Jessica from RBB. Looking very Cross-fit + a sense of humor. That's a great combination. Keep warm East Coast!
#99- the reason, IF the pic is real, is awesomeness.
Do you mean the bike on one wheel on the top of a park bench, 3 men doing exercises on the gun of tank or a person climbing a frozen waterfall?
Comment # 79 lmao !!!!
Great photo and technique Jessica !!
No I got it. The BIZZARE pic is the cute lady doing pullups on what appears to be a football goal post, in CANADA, kicking up snow as she kips ,in shorts and a tank top right?
Funny do not remember that many comments then.
Men or women, swimsuits or not, as long as the photo is a legit workout scenario...
I doubt she works out like that.
The PC Police are out in force tonight. Maybe CF HQ should only put up pictures of women in smocks.
Awesome picture, she's gorgeous.
Are the burpees by Jason Khalipa legit? His form looked very tight to me, as in not fully extended.
Nice Picture...Working to look that Hot for this Summer :D Thanks for the unreal workouts!!!
Continuing threat of international terrorism, hundreds of thousands of troops in harm's way, 10% unemployment and generational national debt . . . and we're squabbling about a picture of a woman working out in a bikini? Really?
Awesome picture...keep them coming! Thanks I needed a new screen saver.
great pic, funny to think there is that much snow in a beach town. I think people should stop being judgemental and grow up a little. As for a family site, if you haven't ever taken you children swimming and seen girls in a similiar get up then get out from under the rock you live under.
She looks like she is putting too much weight on her toes, needs to be back more on her heals.
P.S. I'm moving to Deleware.
For those of you who think that a disapproving comment about the picture is an indication of prudishness, up-tightness or general un-coolness, I would ask you to consider that none of the following elements of that photo are objectionable on their own:
- quantity of skin,
- red bikini,
- being under-dressed,
- public display of the photo on a fitness website.
What makes these combined elements objectionable (for some more and for some less so) is the context in which they are viewed, a society in which women are discrimated against and exploited based on exactly the attributes that this picture emphasizes, isolates, and packages.
You can say that if the picture was of a man doing a swing in a bikini bottom it would be unobjectionable. Firstly, you won't ever see a picture of a man with his legs spread in a bikini bottom doing a kettlebell swing centred on his groin on the Crossfit mainpage. Secondly, even if you did, the social context for that picture would be different. Men are not objectified in the same way women are, their sexualized bodies are not commonplace, they do not form the part of the wallpaper of our society, of the shared experience of mainstream society in the way womens' sexualized bodies do. Sexualization, for women of a certain age, is in many respects part of the price of admission to mainstream society.
Crossit just made the price that much higher.
As far as the rest day article goes, giving employees, team-members etc responsibility and challenge seems like a common-sense approach for productivity and success. I'm glad I don't have some happy-clappy manager giving me weekly goal's list to fill out and a green, yellow or red sticker at the end of he week to show approval (now, if the sticker had googly-eyes or smelled like root-beer I might ge more excited).
I just have to say:
a) Jessica you're awesome and beautiful, well done.
b) To those who have a problem with the human body, it is your own and no one else's. I only wish you all didn't have such a complex about sex that the photo could be nude. The human body can be beautiful, sexy, amazing, and many other things. If you can't take a picture of a woman showing 'too much' skin then you're pretty weak.
c) D'ya think the guys who run CrossFit might have some idea of what CrossFit is meant to be about? Maybe?
How many times do I have to send in photos of myself doing squat cleans in cowboy boots and a banana hammock before I get some main site love? Geez...
AWESOMENESS!!! Sheer AWESOMENESS!!
Props to Jessica and to Lauren for posting it. If I'm ever in that part of Delaware, I'll be stopping by for a workout and a massage. From briefly perusing your website, it appears you're knowledgeable about both. Good luck with your affiliate, Jessica
Land of the Free, Home of the Brave...? Anybody remember that??? I think she is being both in that picture.
And I think a Crossfit Womens Calender and a Crossfit Mens Calender are great ideas. We work very hard to get to where we are. I can see a difference everyday and it motivates the HE!! out of me.
Just be glad you don't live in a part of the world where you are forced to cover up your entire body, and your even allowed to workout...
Semper Fi and have a Happy Presidents Day Weekend.
Okay, okay..girl in bikini...whatever..I am sure she is a fine CrossFitter.
Can anyone pay attention to what IS CrossFit on today's post:
Certainly something impressive about both.
If we don't approve of the pic. Look past it.
dag nabbit arent there ny computer whizes out ther who can comment on whether or not the pic is even real?
how is she balancing ON TOP of the snow? boots should be sunk in, no?
#124 PB I wish I could quit you!! I would pay big $$ to see that!!! :) FRAT ON brotha!
In other topics... Our D5 wod by Team DD was
22 #135 DL, 200m farmers walk w #22 dbs, 22 thrusters w #25 dbs, 200m farmers walk w dbs, 22 pullups (did jumping w rings), 400m run, 22 ohs w bar, 400m run 15:48
That is a cold looking kettlebell.
Many people seem to have skipped over the article on teaching. Don't know how that happened.
Great article though. I've been coaching Crossfit for a few months now, and what really struck home for me was the mention of how the successful teachers always had a specific plan going in to every class. I certainly notice the difference between days when everyone in my class is understanding the movements and performing them well, and days when it just doesn't seem to click with all my athletes.
Looking back at a few of the days, both good and bad, that I can remember, the difference between the two was never how familiar I was with the movement. Instead, the difference was whether I had gone into coaching it with an extremely clear progression in mind, to the point where I was rehearsing exactly what I was going to say at each point.
I suppose I had realized this on a certain level, but that article will definitely get me coaching myself through cleans on the ride to the box from now on.
Screw moving to Canada, I'm moving to Deleware now.
Interesting picture, I like it, looks a bit odd though. Those of you that don't like it don't look at it, or just never return to the main page. I'm sure there is a sale on Kleenex some where close to all you criers
Political correctness will be the down fall of our great nation
She is a great woman people that has contributed a lot to the community. BTW her husband sent the pic in for all of you crying out there.
Seriously though, I'm pretty sure there are some cooler pictures people have sent in. There's tons of other ways to see more than that....don't make the Main page another sports illustrated. Fire that guy.
Look into Self Myofascial release and rest. Is it ur quads?
Khalipa's vid really impressive. Love the way he goes full after the suck with no thought of pacing and now will never be "an animal in surrender"
Plumey's a lightweight?! I'm not implying anything about BW, I mean...
Did she also crush every competitor there? That was great stuff.
There's a picture?! JK. I wear swim trunks when I train sometimes too.
My opinion: the pic is real. To mess with something like this in PS and make it look just right would take ages. I would have preferred a tripod shot with no flash. Looks like there's a fair bit of ambient light and plenty of snow to reflect. That would have made for a much more artistic image.
If Ms. Perez-Beebe was happy for this pic to go up on mainsite (and I'm sure CF HQ would have checked this first) then I'm happy too. It's just a bit of fun. I'll take it as such and enjoy the rest of the great content provided today.
Now then, have I got enough ink left to play out a quick print from the large format Epson while I'm watching the vids? Oh goodie...
ok, there was like 1 or 2 posts about the picture being objectionable and about 100 posts with people talking about how "all these people" on the board are saying it's objectionable. did we really need 100 people to post the exact same thing? seriously.
good work by jason in the video. except those really weren't power cleans and he jumped maybe one inch on the burpees. i realize the workout is for time, but it just seems to me that when you don't do the exercise properly, it kind of takes away from the benefits they were designed for.
How were they not power cleans? Granted, the first few reps of the first set didn't have much elbow rotation but the bar was high enough to rack. Just because he was able to get the bar that high so easily doesn't mean he didn't do it properly. Certainly looked like he was producing plenty of power to me; that first set of 10 power cleans took just over 17 seconds! Jason you're a beast.
Yes, they are legit. The elbows are next or past his ears. Impressive wod & I'm not talking about the pic.
#2 I feel your pain as well. It's not only you.
Rest well. We will have an other day of fun...
The only easy day was yesterday.....
The is no question that she looks hot - but this is not why I love crossfit and I think this picture has no place on the website.
#54 said it perfectly.
Time to schedule a massage.
jeffdpoll, i have the same problem.. i'm so happy that today is rest day...
So sore today.
Pic is fine except I am sick of seeing snow. Actually happy to work today.
There is always such a double standard when it comes to this stuff. Not surprising since North America was settle by people who were fed up with the liberalism of europe.
For the people that don't like the pic...how much porn do you google on the internet?
The porn industry is huge...and the online porn industry massive...its that way for a reason...because people use it. Sad I know...but it is what it is. And yes...mostly by men.
I just find it ironic that we get our knickers in a knot when its in plane view...and then spend our time looking at it behind closed doors.
I brough home a calender of pictures of the Sistine Chapel to give to a friend...who is a teacher...and suggested she put it on her desk at school...so the children could appreciate art. She said she couldn't...cause the pictures would cause too much problems. Lol...greatest piece of art of all time...and we can't put it in our classrooms because all of the figures are basically nude. Yet...european school children pass through the Chapel everyday.
What a cool video! Great job Lauren, that looked awesome. Loving all the strongman stuff, keep it coming.
Well, I'm inspired. It's KB day for me!!!
Your actually comparing this website pic with porn. If HQ's agrees with your statement then I have been mislead thinking this website was in support of health and fitness.
One thing that needs to be mentioned about RBB and several other affiliates, CrossFit Boot Camp is not a correct name. There is no CrossFit Boot Camp. There is CrossFit and there is Boot Camp.
Nothing worse than seeing websites or signs around town advertising "CrossFit Boot Camp" and having people tell their friends they do CrossFit when they've essentially done lunges, situps, jogging, dips and pushups for 30 days. No heavy weight and no olympic lifts = NOT CROSSFIT.
Come on HQ, quality control.
That video with Lauren rocks. Fun, Challenging WOD.
No...not saying the picture is porn at all...quite the opposite. I don't think I was suggesting the Sistine Chapel painting is porn either. Just making a statement about our society's prejudices and double standards.
Interesting though...there is a pole in the background :)
Wow. All I gotta say. I love Crossfit, and I tell people about the website all the time. I know this isn't the first time I've been disappointed, but still.... I don't want to look at this, my wife doesn't want me to look at this, and my God doesn't want me to look at this. Get a clue guys, it's not just a small fringe group that thinks this is not good, it's a very significant percentage of the posters. Even though I live right by the beach in FL, I don't go very often for just this reason. I don't need to see a bunch of women in what amounts to their underwear. I'm a guy, that's like an alcoholic being left alone in a liquor store. If you say there is nothing sexual about a woman in her underwear, you're crazy or you're lying. We are sexual beings by nature. God created us that way. The more of ourselves we show, the more sexual it is. If she had about 1 square foot less material on, would it be sexual then?
Sooooo...why the hat?
If you get riled up about a woman in a bikini, why don't you move to Iran or Saudi Arabia. More proof about what is wrong with 'morals' in the USA, if they would have posted a picture of a Marine next to a dead Taliban most people that complain about the bikini pic probably would have cheered. Plus it's a free site, they can post whatever they want on here!
#75 that's one of the most ridiculous comments I've seen.
Here in NYC, the big news is that Clinton's doctors have restricted his access to Crossfit Main Page until his condition is stable.
I'm Jessica's husband. She lost a bet to me and had to do a 10 minute workout (of OH KB & Barbell squats) in the Noreaster blizzard, in 40+ mph winds. We'd been snow bound for days and were trying to have a little fun. We sent in several pictures, and this is the one they chose.
Jessica: 5'2", 121 lbs, 33yrs old. Has been doing crossfit since Jan 2007. Started RBB in May 2008. Believes in the crossfit model and incorporates yoga and the primal diet in her program, coaching primarily individuals and small groups, where she emphasizes form & technique. (In this picture she is squatting in high heeled boots on ice with the wind blasting her face). Jessica is dedicated to health & fitness, the crossfit community, our local community, and especially her clients. She's 100% real. And most importantly, she has a sense of humor and doesn't take herself too seriously!
We appreciate all the comments, both negative & positive.
Jessica will be a judge at the US Central East Regionals.
Thought I'd comment on our rest day article from three days ago...
Pincus seems to employ a Results Only Work Environment (ROWE) in his businesses. The idea is that you outline the objectives for your employees, provide them the tools they need to accomplish those objectives, and then get out of the way. Don't set work hours, don't mandate meetings, and don't micromanage. Evaluate performance based on results, not on time spent at their desk or attendance at meetings. This mentality coheres with the Crossfit community, where we measure our outcomes religiously and eschew the long, slow workout in favor of an intense, explosive one (no hour long rides on the exercycle while reading a magazine). We don't say "go run for an hour", we say "run 5k as fast as you can and report your time."
I'd love to hear others' thoughts. Here's the article for reference.
rcb thanks for the clarification. thats all i was asking for in my original post that got deleted. if there is a reason for this...and i was totally leaving room for the fact that there was more to the picture than meets the eye...then i really DONT have a problem with it. its context you know? i do have problem with the fact that they would put it up sans explanation obviously GREATLY detracting from relevant conversation and in a complimentary way its also really distracting from the other posts. seriously, i run around in next to nothing all the time cuz i love my body and what crossfit has done for it but there is a fine line between a relevant picture and some hot girl trying to get noticed. again, thanks for clarifying...that should be left for you to do half a day and many inappropriate and/or angry comments later.
She's bad ass and my legs are smoked! Good rest day...
GOOD GOD! I have never read so many whiners and self righteous people on this site. Perhaps, COACH ain't pushing you guys hard enough. If you don't like something, don't look at it. If you don't like MTV's cRAP, change the friggin' channel. Don't censor the site, just because you don't like it.
TO Lauren, Jessica (and your husband): DEBATE IS GOOD - Keep posting all of the photos! EVEN THE ONES THAT I DON'T LIKE.
She is a beautiful women doing an elite fitness program:CROSSFIT. She is proving that this is for elite people willing to work hard no matter what. If she was on the beach working out it would be no different! This is Crossfit, Not bitch about the picture fit!!!
i appreciate the clarification as well RCB.
No offense to the woman....but, REALLY? Ugh...
Could not agree with you more Carlina....this is the type of pic that goes up on social sites. I come to this site for one thing and one thing only - CrossFit....seems like more and more I turn around and see this kind of stuff here. WT #&(!@? I lost a bet in college once.... but I didn't post the picture of my antics on a national website....I guess I just don't get it?!
It would be a different look to the pic if she was wearing workout clothes. You really shouldn't buy breasts and then not put them in supportive sports bras. She is doing a workout, being in a tiny bikini has nothing to do with sport. Nothing wrong with a silly workout in the snow in actual workout attire, but a skimpy string bikini does not help crossfit women get respected for doing what they love. Yes, she does have a great body, and there is nothing wrong with showing it off, just perhaps do it with a little bit of class.
Hello # 108:
Thank you for thinking that I'd crush the comp. at Rob's Strongman competition. There were two very strong ladies on my tail: Denise Thomas of CrossFit Exodus and Amy Mandalbaum of CrossFit Performance.
I am a lightweight, as far as this competition was concerned. Lightweight females had to weigh-in at less than 130. I was 129 that day. The lightest ppl. of each weight class got the points if there was a tie; therefore, not giving the advantage to the heaviest of the class.
Thanks to Rob Orlando and his crew for hosting a FANTASTIC event! I now want to incorporate more Strongman training personally and into the training of my clients.
HQ: any vids. of Dave Lipson's final WOD this day?? I would love to watch it again!
subed 95# clean, 45# thrusters- 28:30
I thought the picture captures my idea of the crossfit spirit. A coworker saw the pictures and his comments were athletic in nature. If you come here for the workouts just ignore those pictures you wish to ignore. For me they're an inspiration.
Nice pic! my wife showed it to me!
#126, I used to live in that kind of nonsense. It's bondage. Wake up! So sad! Move to the middle east with that type mentality!
As an old Drill Sergent told me... "Ok Ladies".
Very nice pic!
Do we have a "Girls of CrossFit" Calendar? If not, why?
Umm, for the real Ladies, I'm expecting some votes from you for the "Guys of CrossFit" Calendar.
Beautiful picture! It's a lot of fun! It's giving my fiance and I ideas about our next photo shoot. Please don't start cencoring the CF mainsite because a few religious fanatics or closet perverts don't like it.The body should be enjoyed and celebrated! Thank you CF, and thank you Jessica!
HELL yeah, LP!! Lookin' solid, girl.
Nothing more bad-ass than hot chicks that can actually perform.
RCB (Jessica husband),
That's cool that she lost a bet, and had to workout in the cold. My hat is off to her for that, and you should be proud of her. But making the pictures available publicly was not a wise decision. Your wife is very beautiful, but as her husband, why would you subject her to the perversion of so many people who might possibly visit this sight and lust after her? Its one thing to workout in public, where people can see the intensity of the effort being performed. But this picture make your wife to appear trashy. If she were my wife, I would be proud of her, but a bit more modest.
1. On Jan 24th the main site photo was of a woman doing a pull-up in her wedding dress. She obviously wasn't doing a workout, and the photo was meant for attention and/or to be fun. No big deal. No negative comments.
2. On Dec 30th the main site photo was of a girl named Jenni POSING, not working out, in a bikini on a rock!! I didn't even see one negative comment.
I think the people who are offended must be so because of how endowed this woman is. Breasts always seem to create a stir. Coming from someone who is built quite similar, I know people often assume sexual things about you just because of how your built. It's ridiculous. If she had a flatter chest, I wonder how many people would find it sexual. (and I don't think she "bought them" as someone suggested. I'm a woman and I think I can tell.)
3. There are half naked men posted DAILY on the main site. This backlash is blatant Sexism! Maybe you'd be more comfortable living in a country like Afganistan or Iraq.
Loosen up people!
JCS, that's your opinion and your wife. Who are you to tell people how to live their life or marriage? I'm sure you wouldn't want others telling you what you do wrong in life or as a husband. Move on.
I am. I just wanted to show my support.
I have a beautiful wife in great shape. I would NEVER expose a pic of this like her especially on the internet.. What ever happened to family values and respect for your wife or husband.
I don't think it's the breasts that are the issue w/this pic. I think it's the crotch-shot that leads one to think: WTF?
Personally, I dont' want the internet world looking at my crotch, especially in a bikini, but hey, it's not me, and I wouldn't send a pic in like that. A side shot would be preferable for physique purposes, but I'm just sayin'.........
p.s. I LOVE her footwear!
I think she looks AMAZING!! Way to really rock the 'hardcore badass crossfit chick' look!! I think a CF chick calender is a great idea!! I also think we need a guys CF calender too!! (which would be the one i'd be buying!! lol) People are WAY too scared when women show a little skin....its JUST skin! She is not naked! lol And she ROCKS!!! I LOVE seeing the boys of CF with their shirts off!!
The photo is also a fantastic representation of what crossfit does for the female body!!
Marie, thank you so much for your logical and concise statements.
Thanks Jessica and your husband for the pic.
Thanks Lauren and Jason for the great WODS.
As always thanks Crossfit, it is all great.
Really enjoying all of the morally indignant comments about the photo. All of you up on your high horses - you make me laugh out loud.
Can't we all just get along. Who cares about all the mumbo jumbo? We should just appreciate the beautiful things in this world. What we should be concerned about is her catching a cold?
How does she work out in that? That top would be falling off in no time.
Tasteless pic. Oh sure she's fit but pic is just plain cheesy. Prob will be a record # of posts today, which is the intent.
When this thing popped up last night I knew there was going to be trouble... At 8:15est. there were already 40 comments posted! When I first saw the pic and initially thought, "You have got to be kidding me!" Now thinking back and taking everything into consideration, CrossFit as a company and training model have always had a bit of "WOW" and "Over the top crazy" factor. This pic has both elements I believe. With that being said, I do not agree with posting it but, I am only in charge of my blog and not CrossFit HQ's. I also, as most of you did I’m sure, checked out the website of the individual. I was highly disappointed in the video section. It seemed to me that more of the focus is on the trainer’s performance and not that of the clients. I also noticed that the WOD’s in the vids were nowhere near full ROM. Now I understand that we are all striving to get better but this appears to me that the standards of CrossFit are not being held up at this particular box. We as a community must hold ourselves and others to the standards that are set by Coach Glassman and CrossFit, Inc. See you all in Miami!
GO LP!!!!! She was one of my first CF trainers, and one of the best out there. Awesome to see her get the recognition she deserves!!!!
WOD was awesome. Did it as fast as I could but didn't record my time. Wife was jumping in every now and then to do some.
Blah blah blah. The girl is hot. CrossFit made her that way. As a woman, and a CF freak, I approve this message.
Great pic, but I gotta say, I have met plenty of strong CrossFitting women who do not and will never have a body like that. Consistently posting pictures of hot guys and chicks kinda makes the site a lot like a magazine rack... "do this and you'll look like THIS!" Genes just don't work that way.
Finally NICE picture.. :)
M/30/5'10/149 (MTN Warrior)
All i have to say is thank you coach for the rest day, Nice picture, i am still sore from yesterday. and my Internet sucks! I wish i could see today's Videos
To the censor/moderator: I made an orderly, brief (two lines), respectful comment stating opposition to the photo. It was deleted. It is dishonest and harms the boards reputation to shape the apparent response on this board by preferential deletion. Let us speak as long as we're orderly and respectful, or post a disclaimer that comments will be deleted according to the whim and ideals of the moderator.
The absolute dumbest picture EVER posted on the Crossfit site. I've doing Crossfit for 5 years.....you guys finally have JUMPED THE SHARK!!!!
Great photo for her boyfriend or hubby! Just not for CrossFit main site. I am terribly disappointed with this posting. This is not what CrossFit is about! This posting now makes us trainers look like liars! We tell our clients that it is not about this exact thing!! It about gaining strength, flexibilty, motion!! We are not like all the other gyms out there! What does this tell people that are trying to find a place without all the "posing"! Please take it down!!!!
Good form and technique and I understand what is going on here. It is supporting fitness and heath, and so let's get moving and enjoy her frontal view and no camel toe look! More of these I say...aesthetic qualities that are worth admiring and that everyone should aspir too. So let's get moving and enjoy her frontal view and no camel toe look! More of these I say.
Are those special gloves?
I have no problem with this picture.
Please send more pictures for me to have no problem with.
Im not going weigh in on whether the picture is "right" or "wrong", however, it is worth stating that it is not the greatest thing to come up on your browser when quickly checking the WOD from work before hitting a lunchtime workout. It could give someone the wrong idea about what you are checking out.
I think a lot of people that have a "problem" with the posted picture are projecting their own insecurities.
Its a novel image... she looks great and is in a disconcordant environment.
Relax people...take a deep breath.
I agree with the comments today about the pic on the mainsite.
In fact all crossfit women should have on Burkas while they workout. What kind of place do you think this is. Its not like we are in the land of the free or anything. Greg Glassman definitely should not be allowed to post what he wants on his website.
Have Fun, Think Hard,
This is going to be one of the most commented rest days ever!
#126 and all the other whiners
REALLY? You don't go to the beach because you cant handle people in swimsuits? You are a prude and you need to get out of the dark ages. Its 2010 bud and while I can respect your beliefs, you need to understand that you ARE the minority here. Most people do not care about this kind of stuff anymore. Get over it people and quit crying about something that should not even be an issue.
If you cant handle changes in society you are living in a fake world and a false reality. Seriously, this is ridiculous, get out of the stone age!
The picture/model is way hot!
To Jessica and her husband (Damn, she is married) well done! The dedication to fitness is obvious and apparent from the picture. You folks for sure are living the CrossFit lifestyle and enjoying the fruits of your choices. Carry on; this is an endorsement to healthy living.
To all of you better than though, morality posting, religious right wing, mental minions out there… WTF? We are looking and discussing the merits of a “Picture”? Do you not see how ridiculous the thoughts of censoring or prohibiting a post of any type of “Picture” truly are? Unbelievable! She is fully covered (Legally) and sure the picture is provocative but I believe if you had the opportunity to have a picture of yourself in your best pose placed upon the main site you hypocritically wouldn’t hesitate to have it posted! You “Morality” folks are the exact types that make me disgusted at times to be a US citizen and live amongst people of your nature! After reading “Jessica’s husbands' response and clarification as to the details of the picture and how it came to be posted, I believe all of you “Morality” folks should have some true introspection and evaluate what you should believe in. You are merely posting to validate your insecurities and lack of respect for the haves of others. Grow up!
CrossFit folks; keep the pic’s coming! I enjoy seeing and knowing that there are hot, healthy and active women out there someplace. Our society is weak, fat, and lazy creating nothing but "entitlement" and "I" centered overweight women and men for the most part. The pictures help with the motivation piece either male or female reminding us what potential is possible with the right amount of drive and determination applied. I also find it funny to see all of the “morality” police come out of the woodwork, very entertaining!
Well said, I agree 100%, Objecting to this sort of thing is setting women's rights back, its not improving anything. We need to stop being so uptight and let things go. Jessica is a great example of how this program can make a picture a beautiful, strong, and inspiring image that should not be argued over.
It should be a reminder of what we all are trying to achieve, and those who cannot handle this type of image really have some serious self esteem/insecurity issues going on and they need to welcome themselves to adulthood.
Talk about capturing fitness and athleticism. Thank you crossfithq and crossfitrbb! As for all the American Taliban masquerading as family values - I'm glad you're dumping the boards.
Forget today's pic :-)
I'm dreaming of Saturday's WOD.
Isn't that why we are really all here?
Thanks Coach G!
I appreciate Crossfit and most pics posted...as I am a guy, I appreciate pics of females more but for anyone to make a noticeable physical change and is willing to show the results of their hard work, kudos!
this image will likely get crossfit.com blocked from my computer at work...which sucks so bad
What's next. Naked girl doing snatchs. Not much left for the imagination. My mind can rest today as well as my body.
Great photo. Great comments. And one good lookin' overhead squat.
I wish everyone would lighten up, but hey, this is the internets after all.
AWESOME PICTURE! NUF SED!
You're absolutely right.
I have downloaded the picture and added it to my "personal collection."
This picture is clearly tongue in cheek. It is a joke, rather than a person wearing a clown nose it is a person in a swim suit out in the snow.
It has been my observation that crossfitters generally become very comfortable with their bodies (for better or worse) and as such don't see pictures like this as sexual. For those that do, they obviously see the body as something different.
On another note – having trouble releasing tension in the upper back / shoulders. Hitting a massage today.
Funny. I saw this pic on FB and chuckled. You see, I'm from the Northeastern snowbelt, and I was just, you know, kinda tickled by the silliness of the picture. Bikini in the snow, rocking a KB snatch. Maybe I'm getting old, or jaded, or numb or something (although Mrs. Bingo would disagree), but the other stuff so many have commented/complained about just never registered.
All I took away was the humor...how playful the pic was. How much fun the athlete and her photographer must have been having. It seemed like FUN.
You remember that, right? Playful, silly? Fun?
Not only do we do it to lift heavier, carry it further and do it faster.
Who wouldn't want to associate with CF Girls?!
Love the Workouts, Love the Girls, Love the Life!
great job!! Cf calendars for sure. Lets get it done head CF quarters.
Jason, strong work...
Funny you said that thing about lying on your back... I said the very same thing right after watching Mikko's documentary also...
Havn't went to the back since!
Chic is hot and beautiful...
But I started looking for the $1 bills..
Most CF photos show some skill or promotion of the practical application of crossfit in functional movements..
This photo might as well be from Gold's Gym or BALLY'S where is all about body composition and little about FITNESS..
PLEASE, make a crossfit calendar.
LOVE the photo! Pure inspiration, thanks for sharing.
Jessica, you are beautiful!
A Crossfit Women's calendar is great idea
Why would anyone with a great body not want to show it off? And why would anyone not want them to? Don't give me "It's for the children" that's just sick. No, not sick as in "awesome" but sick as in "mentally ill". This probably won't get posted but I'm just fed up with the whiney prudes.
Lauren Plumey, You're a CRAZY BITCH! Love ya!
What rotten luck to have sent in photos of me in that same outfit.
Great Job Lauren. The hybrid challege looked really awesome it's too bad I'm not on the east coast anymore that would have been very fun. I wish the southwest fitness throwdown had gotten more press on the main site the turnout wasn't as big as I hoped but still it was awesome. The finals are on march 6th and I'm pretty nervous. Also today's pic is awesome I miss the snow...and pretty east coast girls. have a good one everybody
So does your statement then make you a hypocrite? Are you telling me how to live, by telling me not to voice my opinion, in a forum that solicits just that? How ironic.
If you have the freedom to express your opinions, then why does it matter if others express theirs? Are you suggesting that anyone that does not think like you should remain silent, and not voice their opinions?
That is not an overhead squat....it is clearly a snatch...oh...and an oly left with a KB as well...
Come on folks......get over yourselves!!
I've known Jess since we were 17, she's always had a beautiful body; but with crossfit she has definitely made a transformation. She's worked hard for that body. The picture is in good fun, it actually shows a powerful woman in action! For those who insinuated that she's had plastic surgery- hate to disappoint you that is all hard work & dedication.
She's an excellent crossfit teacher too, I've been lucky enough to have one on one sessions with her, encouraging & detailed in her approach. Jess, rock on!
Thank god she's not Snatching! yikes!lol
Im all out on a calendar, what for..so it can end up on a rack for $3.99 next to Britney Spears.....no thanks. Lets get back to lifting please.
RCB judging from your comment you both seem to be beautiful people. Don't worry about some of the comments, you cannot keep everybody happy all the time.
If you work hard for a great body and you want to show it off, then go for it! Great pic. The ones saying its not classy or shouldn't be on here, then you probably dont have what they have and are jealous. Nuff said.
That hybrid event looked FUN FUN FUN!!
#210 LOL ditto. A snatch would not have been as flattering.
Great picture. I think it captures the crossfit female form and attitude perfectly and belongs on the site.
I have been laughing for 20 minutes at the gimps who have been posting how "disappointed" they are at the picture. I can't even write this without laughing. Here's a good site for ya:
i cant believe people who whine can even do crossfit....she is gorgeous!
where is mikko's documentary where he mentions lying on your back??
You have to love the women of Crossfit, I sure do :) .
"...making Crossfit look good."
Strong, beautiful work Jess.
I wonder if the article on what makes a great teacher will generate the same response as the picture...
This place has the collective memory of a gnat. Every time some slightly provocative picture is posted, people come out of the woodwork.
It's like when Ashcroft wanted to cover up lady justice's dirty, filthy titty. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/1788845.stm] - (wfs titty-less link)
P.S. You guys wouldn't last ten minutes in an internet trolling contest -
Wow... I'm really surprised at the comments. I agree with the person who said maybe you should live in Afghanistan!! Loosen up! It's a great pic, and even better after the explanation from her HUSBAND!! You know in certain parts of the world, this is a non-issue. Maybe we're not as "free" as we think we are.
I always laugh when I hear a feminist decry discrimination in American society as if we are some Islamist Republic in the Middle East.
When I was in law school, fully half of my class was female. The first-in-class honors went to a woman. I currently work for a female and practice law in an office where at least half of the attorneys are women.
A woman just ran for president (and lost to a black man!). Currently in California, the former female CEOs of EBay and HP are running for governor and the Senate (againsy an incumbent female).
And the fact that men would dare ogle an attractive female is a testament to the biology of our species, where the female attracts the male by displaying sexuality and child-bearing potential. I suspect the young lady in the photo may have suspected as much when she posed for the camera.
@ #217 Katie: http://journal.crossfit.com/2010/01/sisu.tpl
Also, Jessica, you're an inspiration, and gorgeous to boot! Keep up the hardcore bets with the hubby.. I want to see if a pic of him doing something similar will cause the same stir :P
I just think its funny she is wearing gloves!
I don't know who taught Jason Khalipa how to do Burpees....but they shouldn't be teaching anyone....those were terrible!
Today I did not take the day off after all. Went indoor rock wall climbing and for four hours at that. I was definately working harder this time. This was a great workout week. Finish the day with a Hurricaine and pre-mix margarita!!!
Awesome week. Saturday is my off day!!!
23 / M / 5'9" / 135lbs
Back squat 2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2, resting 60 seconds between sets
Wasn't sure how this would feel. Should have done 195 or 200 the whole time, probably.
Scaled yesterday's workout:
Three rounds for time of:
Row 500 meters
50 pound Power clean, 12 reps
40 pound Thruster, 15 reps
Scaled yesterday's workout:
Three rounds for time of:
Row 500 meters
50 pound Power clean, 12 reps
40 pound Thruster, 15 reps
9 pwr cleans #135
7 thrusters 95#
Weighted Pullups - 25lbs, 35lbs, 45lbs, 70lbs, 90lbs was a fail
1 hour on eliptical. Haven't done the eliptical in a LONG time. It was very relaxing. 25 minutes in the sauna.
Just what I needed. I think I pulled a neck muscle vesting "Stephen" the other day.
# 223- i read comments that just fuel the fire of some poor saps suffering at a bowling alley or random gas station somewhere. Then you come along to save the day. Thank you for knowing things.
Saw the picture at work - because I have a great job where people don't care about that stuff - then showed it to my girlfriend, who is fantastic. She thought it was brilliant, and is now seriously thinking about getting into Crossfit. Good work, Jessica.
Hi Jon-David currently comment #237. Read comment #131 by RCB and it will explain the picture. I guess the same people who do a WOD in the February Fury blizzard of 2010 are the same kind of folks who will do a Polar-Bear Plunge.
Ah, silliness makes the world go 'round.
(I still wouldn't show my Hoo-Hah to the world though even if I DID look that good) whatever. I still think her boots are the absolute BEST!
@Jon-David (#237): You obviously haven't read through all comments, esp. the one of her husband where he explains how the picture happened, otherwise you wouldn't post about it being staged. Get informed first, then voice your opinion.
Very important rest day article. The teachers unions have so screwed up public ed. That it is criminal. The NCAA should bring a massive multi billion dollar lawsuit for economic damages. They're in bed with the nea so won't happen but its a darn shame what has happened to the schools in the urban areas.
CrossFit calendar of women, really? It's one thing if you want to have a calendar of hot bodies, men and women, respect it all. If it's only women you are looking for then it is about more than being in shape. Can't CrossFit be slightly classier?
To the guys/gals that are concerned about opening the crossfit page at work due to this pic; why are you doing personal stuff on work time? Chop-Chop, your work is not going to accomplish itself. I bet you don't stop your workouts to do job related work do you?
We're currently experiencing the worst economy since the depression. Grow up and do work.
IF YOU HAVE SUCH A PROBLEM, STOP LOOKING UP THE FREE INFO AMD JUST BOYCOTT AND GO BACK TO PLANET FELON!
Excellent photo. I wish there were more like that here. She is the essence of CrossFit.
i know the post is old already, but just wanted to say- i thought crossfit people were cool?! the posts above were rude to ridiculous. the man's picture today (16th)is AWESOME - THANK YOU for bringing balance back to the universe!!!
do the calender and my gf is a GREAT candidate !!!!
Why is everyone complaining? There is nothing wrong with this pic. She looks great and its a very cool picture. Please send more. No big deal.
Great picture! Hasn't anyone seen photos of female bodybuilders? Or anyone at the beach? Hasn't anyone walked by the magazine aisle in the grocery store? I can't figure out what anyone is talking about regarding the inappropriateness of this photo. It's fun, she looks great, and she has great form. It's perfect CrossFit fun! Way to go, girl!
As the wife, and picture "taker" of the male version of this picture I just want to say that if I looked like that in a bikini, I would show it off too. You go girl!!
christ, lighten up people... its a hot girl, in a bikini, in the snow, with a KB. Its a fun pic. If that offends you, take your nose out of the book of morality and chill the hell out.
...Lisa the male picture is sooo funny, and i agree that if you work this hard SHOW IT OFF. Besides this was a classy picture, not smutty!