February 16, 2010
Kent Stamey, CrossFit Hickory, Hickory, North Carolina.
"Mary's Story" Part 1 by CrossFit Again Faster, a CrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]
"Weightbelts" with Kelly Starrett - video [wmv] [mov]
Watch "Start with Why" with Simon Sinek, Tedx.
Consider and post comments on February 20, the next rest day.
Posted by lauren at February 16, 2010 5:00 PM
.... Amazing.... nothing more to say
This is the best photo EVER!!!
NSFA- Not safe for anything!!!
I am so excite, So excite.
Hilarious....all I can say is Hilarious! You Go Girl!
Way to shut up all the haters on the last bikini picture. Lauren, you are awesome!
uhhhh. Very wrong! HILARIOUS...but wrong!
so glad there is the "enlarge image" option below.
What a hottie! New wallpaper!
I resolve never to complain about the amount of skin shown on a woman without any mention of performance - my apologies.
hey hey hey He has good form so the photo holds merit. don't be hypocrites guys lol.
hilarious keep em coming.
ROFLOL rainbow bikini hmmmmmm
That picture should get the Politically Correct folks going
Sidelined with tendinitis/bursitis of my shoulder
physical therapy and Kettlebell snatches with my good arm
I laughed so hard I farted.
DO WORK SON!
this really is a hilarious picture... bet this rest day gets more comments then all the rest
This is a perfect response to the other picture! Lol
HOLY CRAP THIS PICTURE IS HILARIOUS. And Hickory is only 20 miles from where I grew up, good to know a Crossfit affiliate has set up there!
Good belt video. He made some good points. I get tired of all the anti-belt mumbo jumbo in crossfit.
Good luck to everyone in the U.S as the games season begins. I heard a nasty rumour about a swimming pool being built at aromas for the games this year..... Any takers?
My eyes feel dirty now! How can I remove that image? I think I better view Jessica's picture again.
This is while I love the Crossfit Fam!
This pic is awsome. I bet all the haters from last week are cheering this week.
HAHAHA That's awesome. I'm on a rest day and still managed to throw up today!
that's awesome!!!! way to go!!!!!!
Can you get a "section 8" DC from CrossFit for being so far out of uniform of the day that it is insane?
Not sure what to say, except that I am proud of you, not sure about the rest of your family
That is quite possibly the funniest thing Crossfit has ever posted. You should put them side by side!God I love Crossfit!
oh crap, third WOD back after 1 month break.
sub 145lbs for 155lb squat clean
and 115lbs for 135lb thruster
and no walking lunges
that made me laugh and wince in equal measure
waiting for Prole's response to this one
Disturbing, very disturbing
that made me laugh and wince in equal measure
waiting for Prole's response to this one
Thank God, NO GLOVES!!!
Looking hot my friend.
Go get yourself a pedicure after having those tootsies in the cold snow.
Can we see the shot from the back? :)))
very little on this earth actually frightens me. This image is now one of those things.
Nice work Kent.
That takes a lot of balls.
Way to silence those bikini protesters HQ!
LOL!! God, I can't laugh anymore my stomach hurts.
Literally burst out laughing at this one. Made my night.
What a great pic!! This guys has some big huevos to take this shot!!
still laughing...and crying..
love the pukie tatt
well unlike the one from last week atleast his heels are down!!
OH MY! That certainly cracked a smile!
Sunday did some OH stregth word since I had missed the snatches and they hurt my shoulder too much right now
SP rep 1: 80-85-90-95-90
PP rep 3: 100-105-110-110-110
SJ rep 5: 115-120-120...then FIVE attempts at 125.
Kept getting 3 reps great, struggled on the 4th rep. Dropped bar and did these as x3x2. I drank coffee before and hands were litterally shaking which did not help matters. I got this once before and I am going to get this next time!!
Today- was sooooo sore all over. Incredible tired and hungry.
OH my abs hurt too much from the toes to bar - roll the presses...I think we have a new poster boy for crossfit...coming to a seminar near you! Redonkilously funny!
Awesome! no boots or gloves! And the pukie tattoo shows real commitment...
seriously, WOW....I have not laughed like that at a CF.com photo ever!!!!
Lauren, posting this pic is another perfect example of what Crossfit means by "we specialize in not specializing"!
I sense a Crossfit Winter Tradition being born.
And this is the guy who taught me about CrossFit. Way to go Kent.
just reading the comments and comparing them to the ones from several days ago...
...no suggestions about making a calender!!!
...no photo shopping accusations either!
PERFECT!!!!! I LOVE IT! Gotta have a sense of humor people, ha-ha!
It's not just wearing a bikini in the snow that shows real commitment. Check out his ink: One says (I think), "zone" and the one on his left forearm is the formula for power.
That photo is too funny. I'm glad he waxed!
Cope, you are looking to closely at the picture!!
HA HA! nice pic, let there be haters now
Priceless! But I figured Kent for a bikini handstand in the snow. BTW, where are your boots?
N.I.C.E i have the same swimsuit
that is horribly disturbing...
hilarious, but disturbing.
Dios Mio! My eyes! My eyes!
Seriously though, thanks Lauren for this post. I am pretty sure that some of the offended from the previous post will still complain but then again. I think that those complainers have too much energy. Coach has GOT to give us some new routine that will exorcise those whining demons in us.
This should be you!
I can't stop laughing! Kent, that's great!
Really, really enjoyed that. All the same, I'd rather have broken glass and sand thrown in my eyes than to look at it again !
Hahahaha. That's hilarious.
Had to back and look at Jessica just to make my eyes stop burning! Classic..
Aaaaaaah ha ha!!! That is soooo great, love it!!
Oh god that is funny! I can't stop giggling.
Thanks for showing the folks that take themselves too seriously how to enjoy being part of an on-line community....
As a normal human, i am not offended by either picture. I clearly may have chosen a separate path for myself.
However I hope you all take the time to watch the video on communicating and leading on the principle of why... Why do we do this? why do we crossfit? why do we give our best to whatever event, task, etc. that we have chosen to do. Why did he squeeze into that bikini? state what you believe, do what you say, and people will follow you. On a good day they may even pay you to show them.
The new hotness. I love Crossfit.
Wow, my eyes are burning. Nice pic!
You read my mind! I only wish I would have sent my Banana hammock snatch pic in sooner!
Nice come back on the "pornographic and horribly offensive" photo from Friday. Good job Kent and CF Hickory!
I did this so that all Francis' out there would lighten the hell up!! Plus my snatch is bigger and deeper than hers.
LMAO!!! Yes equality!!!! I love it!!
Seriously, that picture made my night... Love that HQ can make fun of itself from time to time.
Way beyond giggle, flying past guffaw, well into convulsions of laughter!
I wonder, though, is this what's gonna replace handstands?
The horror...the horror...
Excellent! My first thought was "I knew someone was going to do this." Also, LOVE the tattoos, they're inspirational too!
CrossFit has always been about equal opportunity.
(who's gonna be the first to complain?)
I wasn't near the internet last rest day so I just checked out the last posting. Definitely an impressive response. To everyone who worries about "NSFW," I would say CF workouts themselves aren't "safe" (would cause heart attacks) for typical, American, middle-aged workers sitting on their bums all day...
This is no rest day? My gag reflex is really being tested : )
Best Response ever! That is amazing - in a gross, hilarious way!!!!
Awesome Pic!! I'm still laughing as I type this. I think this picture is saying "STFU" to all the complainers from last Friday....lmao.....
...even my dog laughed at that one!
As a professional educator, I can not even find the words to express how FUNNY this picture is on so many levels!!! Way to go HQ!!!
Perfect form, now I dont have to do this!
I dont know why, but all of the sudden I feel like watching 'The Crying Game'.
Good photo, good move Crossfit.
Today's photo changes the context of the photo from last rest day, thereby changing the "meaning" of last rest day's photo.
I think it is clear that the manner in which the "whiners" and "haters" (called these things by "whiners" and "haters" with no sense of irony)
interpreted last day's photo was a plausible interpretation, one that Lauren has made an effort to correct.
Perhaps it would do a "whiner" like myself well to remember that the "context" for any single photo posted on the Crossfit site includes the several thousand photos posted over 1/2 a dozen years.
Pay better teachers more.
Pay better teachers more to help poorer teachers become better teachers.
"Encourage" poorer teacher who do not become better teachers to leave teaching - to do something they might better suited for like lawyering, or advertising, or computer programming etc).
Kent, you rock man. What other Carolina Dude could pull this off. Where the h**l is Spencer Hendel when you need him??!! Off pining after some dude on a Wheaties Box no doubt!
This picture is disturbing and awesome at the same time. Those women who post pics of themselves in bikinis in the snow are hot and in great shape but we all know they aren't actually working out in the snow. That makes the picture less hardcore and more for show. This makes fun of those posts brilliantly. Well done.
I attended the Montreal cert this past weekend; I’ve thought about this post, what do I want to let people know about this experience. I’ve read lots of comments regarding competency, motivation, organization- and they are true. However, for me the most significant and gratifying part was and is a rebirth of the passion for cross fit I had when I first discovered it. I’m sure I’m not alone it’s a journey and sometimes you loose site of the path. Thanks to host’s all the trainers and attendee’s for a great weekend.
Ewwww. Kent was at my O lIfting cert last may. He has Pukey tattooed on his stomach! This is definitely the 1st seal of the apocalypse ripping wide open. Good form, however!
Frankly I'm offended and appalled!!!
I hope your wife has a good explaination for this!!
Now that is a nice Snatch and I hope I dont get deleted this time.
This is the best post ever.
The picture is pointed, yet extremely funny. And I hope everyone enlarges the image to appreciate the CrossFit tattoos.
Also, the Tedx video is brilliant and I think CrossFit has really gotten the "why" Sinek refers to down, which has paid extreme dividends for "our" organization.
I don't think you understood the comments of the "haters" from last day. Telling them to STFU would have involved posting a piture of a woman in a bikini doing a workout.
I don't think Crossfit HQ is in the game of telling people to STFU. I think CHQ is open to dialogue.
That's the best crossfit picture ever.
I don't care who you are, that's funny.
After today's WOD, seeing this wad was just the topper. I'm going to be dreaming of waddling around in the snow with a 45# plate over my head with this guy chasing me around.
Kent, seriously, this is why we don't let you join CrossFit Wilmington.
Lol! I just laugh-sneezed my water onto the laptop! Well done sir.
Why didn't I think of that. FUNNY Stuff!
the context for this is apparent. my faith has been restored. Crossfit men, I love you.
LMAO...Kent, you're my hero!!
I am sure someone will bitch because the light isn
t right or that bush is to small in the background.hahaha
This guy is the man!!
Mad respect brother!!
GO KENT STAMEY!
TOO F'IN FUNNY IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE PICTURES POSTED, STOP TAKING THE FREE INFO AND GO BACK TO PLANET FELON! LIFE IS TOO SHORT, THIS IS ABOUT HAVING FUN. I DID HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE FIRST PHOTO TO CLEAR MY EYES THEY WHERE BURNING!
Now thats just wrong... lol..but funny
I like it and this is absolutely hilarious. I would rather want to see the hottie from the other picture more! I give you 10 bikini stars for this picture
It takes a picture like this to get me to post after 2 years of crossfitting.
I should have never hit the enlarge link! Outstanding!!
Hey! I thought Crossfit was all about how you perform, not how hot you look in a bikini. LMFAO!
even my 83-year-old mother thought the combination of these two photos was brilliant!
...and he's barefoot. seriously, its taking me several minutes to process just how great this picture is. Kent, you are the man always and forever!!
Ha! Love the pic. I was wondering how long it would take for a spoof.
That. Just. Happened.
Kent, you are awesome. Way to represent. Keep doing what you do. Great trainer, great athlete, even better friend.
Great ab workout! Thanks HQ. :D
question from a new crossfitter: I've been doing crossfit for about 2 weeks now, and I'm loving it. My only question is on many of the WODs I can only manage a few reps of the prescribed weight and/or gymnastic work. I can, for instance, only do 4 pullups at a time. So my question is, am I better off doing the prescribed weight and breaking sets up into lots of smaller sets, or lessening the weight/using assists on pullups and dips so I can complete the correct number of reps.
Thanks for your input!
How do you get your pics on here?
hahahahahahahaha! Hilarious! Leave it to CrossFit to come back with the perfect response to the comments from the last bikini picture. Enjoy this picture almost as much as that last bikini/snow picture! ALMOST.
looks very slimming on you
Haahaa, perfect response with that picture
OMG that is so f#&*$@! funny!
That tat of pukie on your stomach describes exactly how I feel right now.
Kent, man that is just plain awesome! You are the reason why we still love CrossFit!
YES!!!!! Phenomenal Pic!!! I love this beautiful response to overreaction.
Laughed out loud- I don't usually post, but I absolutely wanted to give mad props to HQ for this one :)
Shouldn't the tat be F dot d, not F x d?
(dot as in dot product)
YOU ROCK for sending in this photo, and you obviously get the point of my bikini photo - humor and hardcore silliness!
Thank you Kent, headquarters, and coach Glassman for being so cool. Crossfit still kicks butt, even though there are a few whiners posing as real players.
Kent, you're a real player! This photo is HOT, and I'm adding it to my collection. I hope that doesn't offend or objectify you.
Comment # 10 I agree with you lol ! too funny...thanks Lauren !!
Go you good thing! That is brilliant. The haters of last week ARE cheering loud.
BWAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHHHAA!! THIS IS AWESOME!!! BEST PIC EVA!!
That is freakin hilarious!
This guy is WAY more hardcore ... no boots!
I think I just threw up a little bit in my mouth...
I LOVE CROSSFIT... I'm still laughing. Thanks for keeping this community alive and vibrant. Best Pic, Ever. You are all man for 1.) the banana hammock 2.) the snow 3.) No Boots! and 4.) No Beanie.
Sorry ladies I think we just took the lead... Guys 1, Gals 0
Funny pic, hopefully the people who found the other picture tasteless eat their words!
Kent is hardcore, pukie tattoo and the power formula on his forearm...wow
that is the best follow up picture ever
Kent you Rock! And you obviously got the point of my bikini photo. Hardcore silliness!!
You prove that there are still some bad *ss Crossfiters out there, and not just watered down whiners!
Lets do the calendar together!!
I spit my drink on someone when I saw this! Pure genius!!
What makes a good teacher?
Comments: If you take that article, copy and paste into word and then do "find and replace" and replace teach, teacher, taught; with coach, coaches, or coached, that article still makes perfect since, a great lesson to bring into my and everyones coaching lessons. Be excited about what your coaching / doing!
Thank you for the belt video.
Thank you for showing me the other side of the story. It makes that other photo "better" for me & I really appreciate you pointing out that I was an idiot.
#155 - Bill: I recommend you scale down the weight a little so you can maintain the intensity that is desired for the met-cons. In a short amount of time you will gain strength and eventually increase the weight.
Awe...wait for it...some!!!!!!
Funniest part is the incorrect power equation tat. And yes, it matters.
135 Squat Cleans
35 lb dumbell push press
all else Rx
challenging workout... especially the last overhead lunges
Picture rocks. Crossfit Community rocks!
OMFG..this is wrong on just so many levels...I LOVE it! Funniest thing I have seen in a long time and people needed to lighten up!
Hey xpi, comment 189,
Yeah, I agree.
I can't stand it when I'm viewing my free fitness site and they have the gal to post silly pictures. Geez, who do these people think they are? They are making a mockery of my libido.
Have Fun, Train Hard,
That is awesome! Best comeback! Well done Kent you sexy beast!
That is awesome! Well done Kent!
where's all of the complaining now? hahahaha
Thank you for this pic. Immediate smile.
Some ONE Lost a BET!!!
I still Like the RED string Bikini better!!
Yes! Pukie stomach tat is over the top.
Well done, indeed. Too fng funny.
Drop it like its hot!!I needed that giggle - thanks :) #84 /101 - j9 &PB - Jer you can still do the summer photo with the cowboy boots :)
another reason I love Crossfit, that is some good s#!$ right there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm glad I wasn't working on my gallon of milk a day when I made my nightly visit to the main page...
you know. i disagree with this picture. why is it necessary for bikini pictures? some may say it just shows confidence and there are guys here with no shirts. but man, the bikini just crosses the line. there needs to be some class here. this is about working out. i don't want to come to the site and see a nice fine looking lady like this. its just a distraction.
Ok, I have been crossfitting off the main site for 2 years. I read the comments and Journal every day. I am not much for internet arguments on blogs/comments sections and as a result never have really gotten involved in the online community, although I was a member of an affiliate for the first 6 months. So regrettably, this is my first post and I promise it wont be my last. This is the funniest thing I have seen on the site EVAR! Definitely a testament to the sense of community within. My Fran time isn't fast enough to pull that picture off! Hopefully you burned the suit to warm up afterwards?
Im 1 day behind...holy crap, 19:46 Mikko? I did the workout, watched The Games and that sir, is nuts.
THANK YOU!!!!! I LOVE THIS PHOTO!!! LOL!!!
Holy crap. I laughed so hard when I saw this picture. Awesome. Keep 'em coming.
When does that calendar come out again?
New clown = Snatchy! He chases away the haters.
I opened the CF site and the picture was not loading. So..I clicked on the 'enlarge image' link, saw a note about bikini, and saw the name Kent. Thought, it's gotta be a dude in a bikini...top. As the picture loaded ever so slowly, I figured he'd have boardshorts on the bottom. Not so much...
Kent, you are the man. Sheer awesomeness.
HAHAHA I'm emailing everyone I know that does the WOD's to make sure to check out the main site today for sure!
Kent - you are a bad ass!
Makes me feel lots" better about me in a bikini!.
I died a little yesterday when I saw the Chipper posted, scaled a lot and still only made it in 37:10. But I got ressurected today, thanks to Kent. ;)
Cheers! Gotta *love* everything about this site, even last rest day's pic in light of todays. *grins*
Just as a footnote: P=((Fxd)/t). There certainly is no dot product in the power-equation. Ergo: the tattoo is correct.
Ahhhhhhh! A sharp stick... I need a sharp stick to poke my eyes out! Funny as heck tho'...funny but startling like a train wreck
Well, now I'm offended... more chics in bikinis please.
THAT picture is what I have been waiting for. HILARIOUS.
Best photo EVER!!!!!!!!!!!! Crossfit Rocks!!!
UHAUAHUAHAUHA... can't help keep laughing the whole day...
Gonna copy both pictures together and use as wallpaper to my blog.
Sensational PUKIE tattoo on his belly, this guy is a REAL CROSSFITTER!!!
Way to go CF!!
Mary, WOW! Beautiful, telling testimony. Thank you for sharing your story.
I think I just saw Pukie :-)
Is the lesson of the day 'how do teachers deal with distractions in class?'
Great article on successful teachers from last rest day
I will buy the book, and can easily see the difference in my coaching when I am well prepared vs on the fly. All the rah rah rah wont help your clients or workout partners improve their skills unless you can guide them step by step on a road mapped out to their goals.
That guy Kent is one dedicated crossfitter, tats and all.
A thousand words..........
Dude, you are my hero! Great sense of humor!
WOW!! What an amazing story Mary!! Congrats!
WTF!!! Nice "WOD" F'ing hilarious!!!
Simon Sinek looks like Tony Budding with Hair
Go, Mary, Go! I love taking inspiring stories like that back to some of the people I train.
That is hilarious! Not for the same reason that Friday's pic was great!
Good on CFHQ for keeping it fun.
My wife and I had some laughs over some of the comments of Jessica's pic. Can't wait for her to see this one! Well done sir
Priceless...but not the way I wanted to start my morning. I'm scrolling back down to Friday's WOD.
Well done SIR!
And well done to CFHQ for posting this!
I hope this brings some perspective to those that were perhaps, a bit judgemental, a few days ago....
HAHAHA Great pic, I love it. Everyone is so worried about being ''politicaly'' correcy. Lets have fun and stop worring abourt every little thing.
One dat we will all die, and what will worring about pic's on a web site have done?
Ugh, that was funny but a bit disturbing.
So, HQ...how about some Split jerks huh huh huh!?!
on teaching article:
Standardized tests are absolutely NOT objective; they are culturally biased and an insufficient tool for measuring intelligence and progress. There are three different kinds of intelligence, all equally as importaant to succeed in life: mental, emotional, and physical intelligence. Standardized tests can hardly measure mental intelligence, while totally ignoring the other two kinds.
Furthermore, studies show that educating parents is equally, if not more important, than educating teachers. Teacher turn over is too fast, parents are constant, and they must be educated and shown how to teach habits and attitudes that are condusive to learning.
Beyond the most obvious examples of what makes a good teacher, I see no connection with crosfit. People join this community because they want to be here, they want to learn, and they respect the coaches. The attitudes and situations of youths in school are much different. Positive attitudes and habits must be cultivated at the home.
Ok....That is beyond wrong, and a little scary but too damn funny. All of you in crossfit world have a good day and I wonder if that picture can be beaten.
funniest ever! no boots, no hat, just some shades and great form!!!
I did not notice that the last pic had bothered people, but this one should change the subject! I laughed so hard, I am no longer considering this a rest day....I did abs! Thanks for the laugh and hopefully everyone loosens up a little.
I worked out at Kent's facility while on vacation.
In addition to being beautiful, Kent is a great athlete, a great coach and a great guy.
What, no appropriate footwear? where're the hip-hop-happenin' BOOTS???? (ROFLMAO)
I liked the other chick better.
Hopethat all of you bitchin' about the young lady are happy now. LMFAO!
and, ironically, not funny.
Woww did he really tattoo crossfit on his stomach????
looks wayyyyyyyy to comfortable in that outfit !!!!! lol
Want to do something today. Nothong to heavy, got baseball. Anyone have an idea???
I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit...love the pukie tattoo however!
oh, sick and wrong ... sick and wrong. Snot is still running down my nose ... in an odd way this picture makes me feel that all is right with the world again.
I won't be recommending the main page to anyone for a while.
That is wrong on so many levels, I mean, really, wearing sunglasses during a CrossFit WOD!
okay, seriously, the pic is AWESOME! lmao! haha, ok, i needed that! :D
look how all of today's comments differ from the haters on 100212. Had I been drinking milk, it surely would have come out my nose.
My WOD today is resist the pancakes! Can anyone tell me a good paleo breakfast that can be prepared and consumed in about 10 minutes?
and i DEFINITELY should NOT have enlarged that pic to view the tats! wonder how many times they had to take it to make sure the junk stayed in the trunk!?
Should I pursue a Crossfit Olympic Cert prior to attending a Crossfit Lvl 1 Cert. Both would be my first training cert of any kind. What would work best?
I love Kent Stamey! This picture has made my whole damn day :)
LOOKS COLD!!! Nicely Done!!!
Yea! CrossFit is now open in Hillcrest, San Diego, CA! It's snowing there??? Hahahahaha. funny picture...
That's a fine photo sir. A fine photo indeed. I like the equation on the inside of your left forearm.
Dude, that is just plain wrong. didn't you ware a red bikini a few days ago?
I love this pic. you kick ass man!
i'm offended by this pics. crossfit needs to stop degrating men like this. its always one step forward and two steps back...we've come too far.
i think 'ballzy' is the term i'm searhing for, big time props
Yellow snow on its way....
Man, that's just WRONG...LOL. Those colors are just not you.
Please remove the enlarge image button under the picture. I think the picture sprained my eye...
On the Teacher post last rest day:
I am a teacher. I think I'm effective, but I am constantly evolving my technique. I think that post was brilliant and I shared it with all of my colleagues and administration at the college I teach at.
I hate teachers who complain: pay us more if you want us to be better. And I equally hate the notion that good teachers should be paid more than shitty teachers. IMHO THERE SHOULD BE NO SHITTY TEACHERS! Pay is not what you are after when you are a teacher, of anything. It's an outcome. But, it's not the outcome so many administrators or officials are after: test scores, progression to graduation; or retention rates. Yes, they are important, else teachers would not have jobs. But that is not what TEACHING is about. Teaching is about inspiring. i start everyone of my classes with this statement: you will learn nothing in this class, except how to learn. That is content (test taking material) is not what students should be taught. They should be inspired to educate themselves. This is how we teach. I teach neuroscience and generally psychology students, I don't know why, hate neuroscience. I think it's because they are confronted with the very fact that they've been lied about in all of their other classes: Psychology is actually a biological science. So I put all that BS aside and I tell them. You will learn nothing in here, unless you learn how to learn. And then I teach them how to learn. Sometimes that entails me dancing around aimlessy in front of the class to get my point across. Sometimes it demands that I imitate a dog urinating on a fire hydrant (SORRY LEO/FD's) to demonstrate how dogs, but not humans utilize pheromones to communicate. Well we do too, but another story.
The outcome i referred to above - inspiration is worth it's weight in gold to the teacher that cares about teaching. When a student says to me: i want to switch my major to neuroscience, or you've inspired me to think differently, or differently about the brain. I've done my job.
Translation for fitness: the old CrossFit mantra: be excellent. Teach excellence and teach it excellently. Do not cry, complain, dry heave about $, like so many teachers do. Just be excellent. By striving for this very thing in my classes, prior to even being familiar with CrossFit, I have never ever had a single class cancelled due to low enrollment.
Great post! Keep this cognitive workout coming HQ!
Careful, Kent, your sense of humor is hanging WAY out on this one.
BTW, was this photo taken in the parking lot outside a Wal Mart by any chance?
(f [dot] d)/t = P.
(f [cross] d)/t = P.
I hope this entire process was documented, beginning with the decision to take this photo, to the purchasing of a bikini, and even (god help us) with the trying on of each one. How Kent Stamey came to choose a rainbow thong I will never know, but I love it!
You stay classy, Kent Stamey!
Very nice, I like! But Kent, c'mon man, you gotta fully commit... where are the fake ta's?
LOL. Turnabout's fair play.
WOD - 44:51 (135 clean & 115 thruster, MUs need work)
1. Great pic today! I laughed out loud.
2. Whats the story behind the youtube video "Start with Why?" The speaker is passionate and makes some semi-obvious insights about Apple, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Wright Brothers, but his Golden Circle idea is a bit simplistic and his analogy to the three lobes of the human brain (there are 4, not 3) is a stretch. I would suggest he reads About Behaviorism, by B.F. Skinner.
Hey Prole I bet you wer pretty surprised about this pic, judging by your comment a few days ago!!
Man Kent, I hope someday my bikini physique is as prestigous and sexy as yours!!! You've got balls my friend, they're probably cold, but it's definetly obvious you have them!!
That is not what I need burned into my retina for the day but it's too late I guess ha....
REST DAY = 1 hr. Pilates
30/M/150/ 5'10 (MTN WARRIOR)
Just like I say last rest day! nice PIC!, LMAO! who would have though about that!
With regards to the "What Makes a Great Teacher?" article posted on February 12th, as a future physical education and health education teacher, I thought it was an unbelievable article. I have no doubt that there is a clear and distinct parallel between good teachers and successful people of any other occupation who, as I believe coach Glassman puts it, "chase excellence". The people who are relentlessly working to improve at their craft, life's work, or calling always seem to be the same people that excel at ANYTHING they take on in life. A positive mindset, an unbreakable passion, and a relentless work ethic are present in all of these people. I hope everyone enjoyed the article as much as I did.
All the Best,
I hope this appeases all the complainers about the earlier pictures so we wont need another equality picture like today's, that is just nasty. No offense to kent.
AWESOME! First thing that came to mind was "Rainbow Bright" hehe
I pulled up the main page and spit out my drink all over my computer!
I agree - you need to put both pics side by side
This should be the cover for the men's calendar
Kent - nice work buddy:) I love this.
That's awesome!!! LMAO!!!
Sara D, Thats just my lesbian side showing through.
Finally!!!!!!!! Thanks Kent.
Equal rights, Equal opportunities......LMAO
Funny don't I see all the comments about how much skin is being showed NOW!!!!!
Awesome pic the other day, even better one today!
Caught up with Chipper, details there.
Steven M. Platek, Ph.D #291:
Very nice post. Answer to other post above that failed to see a connection to CF. Here's hoping that the TFA data produces an Rx to take poor teachers and make them good; good teachers and make them very good; very good teachers and make them great. Training is teaching and teaching is training.
Prolix #132: Jessica and her husband noted last Rest Day that her picture was, indeed, taken during a WOD, one that she underwent after losing a bet. Not a static, staged pic. Done for the fun and silliness of it, kinda like today, only...you know...different.
Wow. I had no idea balls that big would fit in a bikini so small. I love CrossFit.
My eyes,my eyes! (a classic case of "what is seen cannot be unseen")
BINGO: Training is teaching and teaching is training.
I couldn't agree more!
I love the idea of Rx teaching for teachers. you know, it's quite funny, in my PhD and in many, you are never actually taught how to teach. They just expect that since you are an expert at something you should be able to teach it. Anyone ever see the movie: The Beautiful Mind. He walks in to a class, writes a "math" problem on the board and leaves. I've been in classes like this: the professor has a grad student teach it, or at Rutgers there were even profs that would videotape themselves and then have a grad assistant wheel in the TV cart! I mean , come on!
We observe the same thing in the Globo Gym model, right. Wheel in the trainer who shows you how to use the machine that comes with a god damned schematic of how to use it pasted on the side. Do they take us for being that stupid? No just lazy.
Dude! That's just wrong... funny but wrong!
Man it must really be cold there! Just Kidding. I LOVE THE PICTURE!
That is just wrong! From the best pic ever posted, to this, just within a couple of days. Man, you have burned my cones & rods!
Best worst pic ever. My eyes!!! ;)
Yesterday's Chipper For time, subbed as follows:
125 pound Squat clean, 15 reps
30 Toes to bar
30 Box jump, 24 inch box
ZERO muscle-ups (can't do 'em, and not adding 90 pullups to this monster.)
30 pound dumbbell Push press / push jerk, 30 reps
125 pound Thruster, 15 reps
150-200 feet Walking lunge with 35lb plate held overhead (not sure of the distance...shortened basketball court...)
@54 minutes, including plenty of time for greying out in the middle of the thrusters, burpees, AND walking lunges. Holy crap, ever more respect for the athletes in the games. You are all beasts of the highest, best possible order. Thanks for the inspiration, all of you!!
To the gay guy I worked with, who had a picture of Greg Louganis at his desk and would demand equal time when we'd talk about SI swimsuit edition. If you're a crossfit junkie like me here's " your equal time." ROCK ON
OMG....just showed today's photo to my 10 year old daughter:
she looked quick and said "Is that you Mom? Oh no, that's not you. That's a bald man."
Im not looking forward to the nightmares.
That is an extremely disturbing photograph!!
Just put this photo on the top of my all time funniest photo list. Laughed so hard I almost blew a disc. Back in spasm now.
Hahaha... not going to lie... this pic and original for it's humor made me laugh so hard it felt like i just finished 500 K2Es.... priceless.... what's next.
But unfortunately there are some things you just can't un-see
Haha, what a picture!
Anyone else a fan of Biggest Loser? I'm very excited to see such dramatic weight lose, and even more exciting they have incoperated MANY Crossfit exercizes as the seasons continue... from hitting the tire with a sledgehammer, to squats, to KB swings!!!
Besides that, today is going to be my first day back at my box since I came back from Haiti... even more exciting!
If I frowned at the other pic but laughed at this one, I guess I gotta eat my words. If for no other reason than if I didnt, I might have to face some terrible truth about myself.
photo made me smile (give me a break, I'm British, that's as excited as we ever get!)
loved the last article on teaching, great initiative by your government, really wish we could adopt it here.
just finished Karen 9:41, I really hate wall balls!!
Holy Crap!!! That was hilarious!
Get some, Go again!
that pic is great for our sport....people perceive what they see....is this crossfit or crossdress....gimme a break
1500m row, 4:51.3. Yes, tenths count when you get down to that distance. Feeling encouraged about breaking 6:30 for 2k, will attempt it in another month. Had to fight through the last 300m, that would be 800m if this had been a 2k test ...
Cash out: OHS 3-3-3-3-3 95-115-125-135(f on rep 3)-115. Wall running 20-20-16; handstand and hold 3x20 secs.
Nice, um, tattoos. Thanks for sharing this great photo.
he forgot to wear the boots!!!
Hater from last week here.
Nicely done. :) lol
That has ruined my future kettlebell workouts.
Wrong, just wrong.
Unring the bell! Unring the bell!
And the clones retreat. Another win for the good guys.
Also, notice what it looks when somebody is standing in 2-3 inches of snow, not hovering magically on top. Jessica pics a fake. Ask questions.
This picture is just wrong!
#341: Jessica is wearing boots with heels. Read before making statements.
#341 #343 Just my opinion, but Jessica's pic does LOOK fake. The body outline/shadow/edge seems off and you'd expect some depression of the snow from the front of the feet? I can't see how she "walked" into that place either -- there just aren't enough footprints. Kudos Kent -- that was awesome :)
Nice to see that we still have a sense of humor. Love it. Keep up the good work and Good hunting all
Did yesterdays WOD as rx'd
was a killer.
Ha, ha, ha. This isn't quite what I was thinking of when I said girls and guys calender, but It sounds like it might sell anyways. Puckie has entered the building.
Jessica's photo was an inside job!!!! Ask questions!!11!! I heard she is an alien holograph created by George Bush!! OMFGWTFLOLZWTF!!!
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Great response to all the comments on the bikini gal the other day.
THAT is the result of striving for elite fitness rather than body image.
I worry about you people that hit enlarge image so you could read the tatoos....Truly Revolting...I love it.
As the wife and the taker of this lovely photo...I just want to say that if I looked like Jessica in a bikini, i would show it off too..you go girl!!!
Over the last 3 years there has never been a better picture. Thanks for the funny!
Hilarious. I have no words. My hat is off to you, Sir.
WRONG, simply wrong!
Nothing right about it!
Need calender candidates for a crossfit calender...my gf is in !!!!!
just finished a world of pain wod I think I will call
'new experiments in grip strength'
100* 95lb hang power clean and jerk
and every minute on the minute 5 knees to elbows
That's Awsome!! A+ for Bravery!!
the comment about lauging so hard i farted, made me laugh so hard i almost farted.
EPIC...I wish I would have thought of this.
What has been seen cannot be un-seen.
#344- “…in a room full of spoons when all you need is a spork..” I believe this would be called irony. Your criticizing me for not reading and you respond to my comment that had nothing to do with the pic being fake and everything to do with how awesome crossfit is for putting the Kent pic up. Attention to detail huh?
The fact that you think that first of all- those boots even have heels and second of all- even if the heel were six inches long that her toes wouldn’t be in the snow, at least a little, is….. amazing. “Heels” wouldn’t do that my friend, stilts maybe, but not heels.
# 350- Sarcasm is the recourse of a weak mind. Must be nice…
Can't see the lines, can you Russ?
Baaaaahahahahaha. Oh my oh my. It's tough to top an original but you have succeeded.
Classic. Perfect timing, perfect submission...Well done, CrossFit.
Perfect Timing, Perfect Submission. Well Done, CrossFit...
So...you're quietly minding your own business, surfing the CF site, catching up no the last few days. You have a picture enlarged on the monitor and your spouse, who has been standing quietly behind you until now says, "WHAT THE HECK IS THAT?".
Would you rather be explaining Jessica's photo, or Kent's?
How the hell do I unsee that?!?!?
Love it! Where do I find a girl like that. This one is tough, no gloves or boots!
TOUCHE` DUDE!!! ROFL & LMAO!!!
Love it! Where do I find a girl like that. This one is tough, no gloves or boots!
Love the pic! Too funny! 'Crossfit is an equal opportunity picture poster'.
I love it, that is HILARIOUS. PERFECT smartass replica of that girl. . .HAHAHAHAHA!!!! AWESOME.
Awesome!! Nice rendition of prior picture (female). Going to be my wallpaper. :-)
I grew up in Hickory. Very proud.
Hilarious, disturbing and gutsy all at the same time.
First of all, nice pukie tat.
But disturbing bikini area hairs. Dude, you should have shaved a bit more ;-)
KStar - excellent comma point!! Hyper mobility is bad, using a belt for no darn reason is bad, using it when it makes sense is good!!