February 16, 2010

Tuesday 100216

Rest Day


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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

Best. Picture. Ever.

Comment #1 - Posted by: tiburon at February 15, 2010 5:01 PM


.... Amazing.... nothing more to say

Comment #2 - Posted by: LP at February 15, 2010 5:01 PM


This is the best photo EVER!!!

Comment #3 - Posted by: MTR/m/173/5'9" at February 15, 2010 5:01 PM

NSFA- Not safe for anything!!!

Comment #4 - Posted by: cn12 at February 15, 2010 5:02 PM

I am so excite, So excite.

Comment #5 - Posted by: CR-BC at February 15, 2010 5:02 PM

Hilarious....all I can say is Hilarious! You Go Girl!

Comment #6 - Posted by: Greg at February 15, 2010 5:02 PM


Comment #7 - Posted by: jpatrick M/47/66"/135 at February 15, 2010 5:02 PM

Way to shut up all the haters on the last bikini picture. Lauren, you are awesome!

Comment #8 - Posted by: Paul Szoldra at February 15, 2010 5:03 PM


Comment #9 - Posted by: Jori at February 15, 2010 5:03 PM

uhhhh. Very wrong! HILARIOUS...but wrong!



Comment #10 - Posted by: Jordan...28/180 @ Holloman AFB at February 15, 2010 5:03 PM

Ha! nice banana hammock!

Comment #11 - Posted by: Goose at February 15, 2010 5:04 PM

so glad there is the "enlarge image" option below.

Comment #12 - Posted by: Caffers at February 15, 2010 5:04 PM

Too funny!!

Comment #13 - Posted by: AJT at February 15, 2010 5:04 PM

What a hottie! New wallpaper!

Comment #14 - Posted by: tj at February 15, 2010 5:04 PM

I resolve never to complain about the amount of skin shown on a woman without any mention of performance - my apologies.

Comment #15 - Posted by: Oh my! at February 15, 2010 5:05 PM

hey hey hey He has good form so the photo holds merit. don't be hypocrites guys lol.

hilarious keep em coming.

Comment #16 - Posted by: Zach 24/m/180/5'9" at February 15, 2010 5:05 PM

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

Comment #17 - Posted by: Pete In Sun City at February 15, 2010 5:06 PM


Comment #18 - Posted by: Andrew at February 15, 2010 5:06 PM

YES! Kudos my man

Comment #19 - Posted by: Bike2Live at February 15, 2010 5:07 PM


I laughed so hard I farted.



Comment #20 - Posted by: Glenn at February 15, 2010 5:07 PM


Comment #21 - Posted by: Michelle at February 15, 2010 5:09 PM


Comment #22 - Posted by: aaron at February 15, 2010 5:09 PM

I love it.

Comment #23 - Posted by: jc at February 15, 2010 5:09 PM

Dude, I just ate!

Comment #24 - Posted by: Steven M. Platek, Ph.D. at February 15, 2010 5:10 PM

this really is a hilarious picture... bet this rest day gets more comments then all the rest

Comment #25 - Posted by: Ronny m/18/5'11"/175 at February 15, 2010 5:10 PM

This is a perfect response to the other picture! Lol

Comment #26 - Posted by: Wes R. at February 15, 2010 5:10 PM

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!

Comment #27 - Posted by: Matthew 23/6'2.5"/211 at February 15, 2010 5:10 PM


Comment #28 - Posted by: Juan Epstein at February 15, 2010 5:11 PM


Comment #29 - Posted by: matyb at February 15, 2010 5:11 PM

Good belt video. He made some good points. I get tired of all the anti-belt mumbo jumbo in crossfit.

Comment #30 - Posted by: steve at February 15, 2010 5:11 PM

Great pic!

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?

Comment #31 - Posted by: Jay Deeming at February 15, 2010 5:12 PM

My eyes feel dirty now! How can I remove that image? I think I better view Jessica's picture again.

Comment #32 - Posted by: Mark R at February 15, 2010 5:12 PM


Comment #33 - Posted by: M Temesy m/28/180 at February 15, 2010 5:13 PM

This is while I love the Crossfit Fam!

Comment #34 - Posted by: Travis T. at February 15, 2010 5:13 PM

This pic is awsome. I bet all the haters from last week are cheering this week.

Comment #35 - Posted by: Jason at February 15, 2010 5:14 PM


Comment #36 - Posted by: ken c at February 15, 2010 5:17 PM

Lookin' Hot My Friend!

Comment #37 - Posted by: Fit Mom in CT of CrossFit Persevere (F38/130/5'2") at February 15, 2010 5:17 PM

lolololololololololol.....great comeback!

Comment #38 - Posted by: Tony at February 15, 2010 5:19 PM

HAHAHA That's awesome. I'm on a rest day and still managed to throw up today!

Great pic!!

Comment #39 - Posted by: BIGGIE 26/m/6'1/185 at February 15, 2010 5:19 PM

that's awesome!!!! way to go!!!!!!

Comment #40 - Posted by: kj at February 15, 2010 5:19 PM

Can you get a "section 8" DC from CrossFit for being so far out of uniform of the day that it is insane?

Comment #41 - Posted by: Ian at February 15, 2010 5:20 PM

Not sure what to say, except that I am proud of you, not sure about the rest of your family

Comment #42 - Posted by: Jeff at February 15, 2010 5:20 PM


Comment #43 - Posted by: DOC M/23/5'10"/199 at February 15, 2010 5:20 PM

That is quite possibly the funniest thing Crossfit has ever posted. You should put them side by side!God I love Crossfit!

Comment #44 - Posted by: merle at February 15, 2010 5:21 PM

oh crap, third WOD back after 1 month break.

sub 145lbs for 155lb squat clean
and 115lbs for 135lb thruster
and no walking lunges

Comment #45 - Posted by: moleman 26/m/5'4/135 at February 15, 2010 5:22 PM

Love it!

Comment #46 - Posted by: sarah at February 15, 2010 5:23 PM

Awesome photo!!

Comment #47 - Posted by: ksyco m/5'11"/185 at February 15, 2010 5:25 PM

that made me laugh and wince in equal measure

waiting for Prole's response to this one

Comment #48 - Posted by: nick in sydney 38/6ft/85kg at February 15, 2010 5:25 PM

Disturbing, very disturbing

Comment #49 - Posted by: firedave at February 15, 2010 5:25 PM

that made me laugh and wince in equal measure

waiting for Prole's response to this one

Comment #50 - Posted by: nick in sydney 38/6ft/85kg at February 15, 2010 5:26 PM

Thank God, NO GLOVES!!!

Comment #51 - Posted by: Al at February 15, 2010 5:26 PM

Looking hot my friend.

Go get yourself a pedicure after having those tootsies in the cold snow.

Comment #52 - Posted by: Fit Mom in CT of CrossFit Persevere (F38/130/5'2") at February 15, 2010 5:27 PM

Can we see the shot from the back? :)))

Comment #53 - Posted by: Razvan Mircea at February 15, 2010 5:27 PM

He is smuggling grapes

Comment #54 - Posted by: Disciple at February 15, 2010 5:28 PM

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.

Comment #55 - Posted by: Mike Pietragallo at February 15, 2010 5:30 PM

How about those apples?

Comment #56 - Posted by: Chuck O at February 15, 2010 5:31 PM

Way to silence those bikini protesters HQ!

Comment #57 - Posted by: Brett at February 15, 2010 5:31 PM

LOL!! God, I can't laugh anymore my stomach hurts.

Comment #58 - Posted by: Mike Erickson at February 15, 2010 5:32 PM

Literally burst out laughing at this one. Made my night.

Comment #59 - Posted by: Matt at February 15, 2010 5:32 PM


Comment #60 - Posted by: Rookie at February 15, 2010 5:37 PM

What a great pic!! This guys has some big huevos to take this shot!!

Comment #61 - Posted by: Edward Ho at February 15, 2010 5:39 PM

still laughing...and crying..

love the pukie tatt

Comment #62 - Posted by: john at February 15, 2010 5:39 PM


Comment #63 - Posted by: Jorge Montesinos m/26/5"11/194 at February 15, 2010 5:39 PM

well unlike the one from last week atleast his heels are down!!

Comment #64 - Posted by: Mike C at February 15, 2010 5:40 PM

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.


Comment #65 - Posted by: in8girl at February 15, 2010 5:43 PM

that's hot

Comment #66 - Posted by: dan at February 15, 2010 5:44 PM

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!

Comment #67 - Posted by: Johny K at February 15, 2010 5:44 PM

Awesome! no boots or gloves! And the pukie tattoo shows real commitment...

Comment #68 - Posted by: roden at February 15, 2010 5:45 PM

seriously, WOW....I have not laughed like that at a CF.com photo ever!!!!

Comment #69 - Posted by: Brian Y at February 15, 2010 5:46 PM

oooh. That's hot. haha

Comment #70 - Posted by: hax at February 15, 2010 5:47 PM

Lauren, posting this pic is another perfect example of what Crossfit means by "we specialize in not specializing"!

Comment #71 - Posted by: Sean at February 15, 2010 5:48 PM

I sense a Crossfit Winter Tradition being born.

Comment #72 - Posted by: Luke Mullen at February 15, 2010 5:49 PM

Great Pic.

Comment #73 - Posted by: Kevin McClellan 48/M/195 at February 15, 2010 5:49 PM

And this is the guy who taught me about CrossFit. Way to go Kent.

Comment #74 - Posted by: Zach Y at February 15, 2010 5:49 PM

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!

Comment #75 - Posted by: Mark R at February 15, 2010 5:50 PM

PERFECT!!!!! I LOVE IT! Gotta have a sense of humor people, ha-ha!

Comment #76 - Posted by: Jennifer Norton at February 15, 2010 5:50 PM

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.

Comment #77 - Posted by: Cope at February 15, 2010 5:51 PM

That photo is too funny. I'm glad he waxed!

Comment #78 - Posted by: gc at February 15, 2010 5:52 PM

Cope, you are looking to closely at the picture!!

Comment #79 - Posted by: Mark R at February 15, 2010 5:53 PM

HA HA! nice pic, let there be haters now

Comment #80 - Posted by: The Butcher at February 15, 2010 5:54 PM

Priceless! But I figured Kent for a bikini handstand in the snow. BTW, where are your boots?

Comment #81 - Posted by: Steve- CF Ocean City at February 15, 2010 5:55 PM

N.I.C.E i have the same swimsuit

Comment #82 - Posted by: Swan at February 15, 2010 5:56 PM

that is horribly disturbing...

hilarious, but disturbing.

Comment #83 - Posted by: patrick E at February 15, 2010 5:56 PM

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.

Comment #84 - Posted by: lauren at February 15, 2010 5:58 PM

Now that's funny.

Comment #85 - Posted by: CBrown at February 15, 2010 5:58 PM

Playoff Beard-
This should be you!

Comment #86 - Posted by: J9-RedShed CrossFit at February 15, 2010 6:00 PM

I can't stop laughing! Kent, that's great!

Comment #87 - Posted by: Skip Chase at February 15, 2010 6:01 PM

Awesome photo!

Comment #88 - Posted by: Dave at February 15, 2010 6:03 PM

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 !

Comment #89 - Posted by: paul d at February 15, 2010 6:03 PM

Hahahaha. That's hilarious.

Comment #90 - Posted by: Keith W. at February 15, 2010 6:04 PM

Had to back and look at Jessica just to make my eyes stop burning! Classic..

Comment #91 - Posted by: MP at February 15, 2010 6:05 PM

Aaaaaaah ha ha!!! That is soooo great, love it!!

Comment #92 - Posted by: kdubs at February 15, 2010 6:07 PM

Oh god that is funny! I can't stop giggling.

Comment #93 - Posted by: Hans & Maria at February 15, 2010 6:07 PM


Comment #94 - Posted by: kafkaBro at February 15, 2010 6:09 PM

Uncle Kent, is that you?

Comment #95 - Posted by: Bella Grace at February 15, 2010 6:09 PM

Bumble Bee Tuna!

Comment #96 - Posted by: gad at February 15, 2010 6:10 PM

freakin hilarious...

Comment #97 - Posted by: cmac M/30/5'11"/205 at February 15, 2010 6:10 PM

Thanks for showing the folks that take themselves too seriously how to enjoy being part of an on-line community....

Comment #98 - Posted by: BOA at February 15, 2010 6:10 PM

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.

Comment #99 - Posted by: eric at February 15, 2010 6:13 PM


Comment #100 - Posted by: Michael Summers at February 15, 2010 6:13 PM

The new hotness. I love Crossfit.

Comment #101 - Posted by: James at February 15, 2010 6:16 PM

Wow, my eyes are burning. Nice pic!

Comment #102 - Posted by: James at February 15, 2010 6:18 PM

#84 J9,

You read my mind! I only wish I would have sent my Banana hammock snatch pic in sooner!

Comment #103 - Posted by: Playoff Beard at February 15, 2010 6:19 PM

Nice come back on the "pornographic and horribly offensive" photo from Friday. Good job Kent and CF Hickory!

Comment #104 - Posted by: W Stoneman at February 15, 2010 6:21 PM

I did this so that all Francis' out there would lighten the hell up!! Plus my snatch is bigger and deeper than hers.

Comment #105 - Posted by: kent at February 15, 2010 6:22 PM

LMAO!!! Yes equality!!!! I love it!!

Comment #106 - Posted by: Gina at February 15, 2010 6:22 PM

Seriously, that picture made my night... Love that HQ can make fun of itself from time to time.

Comment #107 - Posted by: J Hoggan at February 15, 2010 6:22 PM

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...

Comment #108 - Posted by: bingo at February 15, 2010 6:23 PM

Excellent! My first thought was "I knew someone was going to do this." Also, LOVE the tattoos, they're inspirational too!

Comment #109 - Posted by: JQBancroft at February 15, 2010 6:29 PM

CrossFit has always been about equal opportunity.

Comment #110 - Posted by: Mike at February 15, 2010 6:30 PM


(who's gonna be the first to complain?)

Comment #111 - Posted by: ENGLAND at February 15, 2010 6:31 PM

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...

Comment #112 - Posted by: tojo at February 15, 2010 6:32 PM

This is no rest day? My gag reflex is really being tested : )

Comment #113 - Posted by: ScottT at February 15, 2010 6:36 PM

Too Funny!!!!

Comment #114 - Posted by: TRIPKASE m/37/5'7/160 at February 15, 2010 6:38 PM

Best Response ever! That is amazing - in a gross, hilarious way!!!!

Comment #115 - Posted by: Jack at February 15, 2010 6:39 PM

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.....

Comment #116 - Posted by: Cesar / Bravo CrossFit at February 15, 2010 6:44 PM

...even my dog laughed at that one!

Comment #117 - Posted by: randy@crossfitdenver.com at February 15, 2010 6:44 PM

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!!!

Comment #118 - Posted by: ALX M/31/5'7/255 at February 15, 2010 6:44 PM

Perfect form, now I dont have to do this!

Comment #119 - Posted by: RCB at February 15, 2010 6:45 PM

I dont know why, but all of the sudden I feel like watching 'The Crying Game'.

Comment #120 - Posted by: BurgundyActual at February 15, 2010 6:46 PM

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).

Comment #121 - Posted by: Prolix at February 15, 2010 6:46 PM

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!

Comment #122 - Posted by: BikiniBob at February 15, 2010 6:48 PM

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.

Comment #123 - Posted by: glenn sherry at February 15, 2010 6:48 PM

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.

Comment #124 - Posted by: Brett at February 15, 2010 6:51 PM

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!

Comment #125 - Posted by: Brock Wilson at February 15, 2010 6:55 PM

Frankly I'm offended and appalled!!!
I hope your wife has a good explaination for this!!
(nice job)

Comment #126 - Posted by: Ron at February 15, 2010 6:55 PM

Now that is a nice Snatch and I hope I dont get deleted this time.

Comment #127 - Posted by: steven@CrossFitAffliction at February 15, 2010 6:55 PM


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.

Comment #128 - Posted by: David Blumberg at February 15, 2010 6:55 PM


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.

Comment #129 - Posted by: Prolix at February 15, 2010 6:55 PM


Comment #130 - Posted by: paul at February 15, 2010 6:55 PM


Comment #131 - Posted by: john brown at February 15, 2010 6:58 PM

That's the best crossfit picture ever.

Comment #132 - Posted by: ScottMacArthur at February 15, 2010 7:02 PM

I don't care who you are, that's funny.

Comment #133 - Posted by: Hugo at February 15, 2010 7:02 PM



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.


Comment #134 - Posted by: Mike C. at February 15, 2010 7:03 PM

too funny

Comment #135 - Posted by: john at February 15, 2010 7:05 PM

Kent, seriously, this is why we don't let you join CrossFit Wilmington.

Comment #136 - Posted by: Drew at February 15, 2010 7:06 PM

Lol! I just laugh-sneezed my water onto the laptop! Well done sir.

Comment #137 - Posted by: Heath Powell at February 15, 2010 7:07 PM

Well Played!

Comment #138 - Posted by: mark at February 15, 2010 7:07 PM

totally funny!

Comment #139 - Posted by: spinecho at February 15, 2010 7:07 PM

Why didn't I think of that. FUNNY Stuff!

Comment #140 - Posted by: Milla at February 15, 2010 7:09 PM

the context for this is apparent. my faith has been restored. Crossfit men, I love you.

Comment #141 - Posted by: Carlina Muglia at February 15, 2010 7:10 PM

LMAO...Kent, you're my hero!!

Comment #142 - Posted by: Emily at February 15, 2010 7:10 PM

I am sure someone will bitch because the light isn
t right or that bush is to small in the background.hahaha

Comment #143 - Posted by: adam at February 15, 2010 7:11 PM

This guy is the man!!
Mad respect brother!!


Comment #144 - Posted by: AlexMac M/15/6'0/185 at February 15, 2010 7:12 PM


Comment #145 - Posted by: BARRY at February 15, 2010 7:13 PM

Now thats just wrong... lol..but funny

Comment #146 - Posted by: hosedragger998 at February 15, 2010 7:13 PM

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

Comment #147 - Posted by: Brad at February 15, 2010 7:15 PM

It takes a picture like this to get me to post after 2 years of crossfitting.

Comment #148 - Posted by: gaultfalcon at February 15, 2010 7:16 PM

I should have never hit the enlarge link! Outstanding!!

Comment #149 - Posted by: Anthony Rubino at February 15, 2010 7:20 PM

Hey! I thought Crossfit was all about how you perform, not how hot you look in a bikini. LMFAO!

Comment #150 - Posted by: Blake Burleson at February 15, 2010 7:21 PM

even my 83-year-old mother thought the combination of these two photos was brilliant!

Comment #151 - Posted by: Cynthiaj in Sunnyvale, CA (46/F) at February 15, 2010 7:23 PM

...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!!

Comment #152 - Posted by: Carlina Muglia at February 15, 2010 7:24 PM

Ha! Love the pic. I was wondering how long it would take for a spoof.

Comment #153 - Posted by: Megan at February 15, 2010 7:25 PM

That. Just. Happened.

Kent, you are awesome. Way to represent. Keep doing what you do. Great trainer, great athlete, even better friend.

Comment #154 - Posted by: Bobbi at February 15, 2010 7:26 PM


Comment #155 - Posted by: Ronnieboy at February 15, 2010 7:26 PM

Great ab workout! Thanks HQ. :D

Comment #156 - Posted by: Lol Mettam at February 15, 2010 7:28 PM

LOL - Nice!!

Comment #157 - Posted by: GBolla at February 15, 2010 7:33 PM

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!

Comment #158 - Posted by: Bill at February 15, 2010 7:34 PM

How do you get your pics on here?

Comment #159 - Posted by: Ryan Torrance CA at February 15, 2010 7:36 PM

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.

Comment #160 - Posted by: Dave at February 15, 2010 7:38 PM

looks very slimming on you

Comment #161 - Posted by: Nick E at February 15, 2010 7:39 PM

Haahaa, perfect response with that picture

Comment #162 - Posted by: Bryan T at February 15, 2010 7:40 PM

OMG that is so f#&*$@! funny!

That tat of pukie on your stomach describes exactly how I feel right now.

Comment #163 - Posted by: Walter_Sobchak at February 15, 2010 7:40 PM

LOL love crossfit

Comment #164 - Posted by: Ken at February 15, 2010 7:41 PM

Kent, man that is just plain awesome! You are the reason why we still love CrossFit!

Comment #165 - Posted by: Karson and Scott at February 15, 2010 7:41 PM


Comment #166 - Posted by: Kevin L at February 15, 2010 7:44 PM

YES!!!!! Phenomenal Pic!!! I love this beautiful response to overreaction.

Comment #167 - Posted by: AndyMurrs at February 15, 2010 7:45 PM


Comment #168 - Posted by: Vas at February 15, 2010 7:47 PM

Laughed out loud- I don't usually post, but I absolutely wanted to give mad props to HQ for this one :)

Comment #169 - Posted by: nancy at February 15, 2010 7:48 PM


Comment #170 - Posted by: nadia shatila at February 15, 2010 7:51 PM

Shouldn't the tat be F dot d, not F x d?
(dot as in dot product)

Comment #171 - Posted by: Justin at February 15, 2010 7:55 PM

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 #172 - Posted by: Jessica, CrossFit RBB at February 15, 2010 7:57 PM

Comment # 10 I agree with you lol ! too funny...thanks Lauren !!

Comment #173 - Posted by: jami at February 15, 2010 7:59 PM

Go you good thing! That is brilliant. The haters of last week ARE cheering loud.

Comment #174 - Posted by: Deanne at February 15, 2010 7:59 PM


Comment #175 - Posted by: BlackCatX-Fit at February 15, 2010 8:00 PM


Comment #176 - Posted by: Buddha at February 15, 2010 8:00 PM

That is freakin hilarious!

Comment #177 - Posted by: Pukenmike at February 15, 2010 8:00 PM


This guy is WAY more hardcore ... no boots!

Comment #178 - Posted by: Olivia at February 15, 2010 8:01 PM

I think I just threw up a little bit in my mouth...

Comment #179 - Posted by: Wade at February 15, 2010 8:04 PM

... How U doin???

Comment #180 - Posted by: Nick E at February 15, 2010 8:07 PM

Great picture!! Love it

Comment #181 - Posted by: Jennifer Kurtz at February 15, 2010 8:09 PM

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

Comment #182 - Posted by: DJ~CrossFit Solano at February 15, 2010 8:11 PM


Comment #183 - Posted by: Go Cardinal at February 15, 2010 8:11 PM


Comment #184 - Posted by: Jacob "BullFrog" Tsypkin at February 15, 2010 8:17 PM

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

Comment #185 - Posted by: Perry at February 15, 2010 8:18 PM

that is the best follow up picture ever

Comment #186 - Posted by: daniel Staton at February 15, 2010 8:24 PM

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!!

Comment #187 - Posted by: Jessica (croosfit rbb) at February 15, 2010 8:27 PM

I spit my drink on someone when I saw this! Pure genius!!

Comment #188 - Posted by: guitarman29 at February 15, 2010 8:29 PM


Comment #189 - Posted by: Toby M/32/6'6"/220 at February 15, 2010 8:30 PM

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!

Comment #190 - Posted by: Gavin Mcbride CFBT at February 15, 2010 8:31 PM

Thank you for the belt video.

Comment #191 - Posted by: B Bowen at February 15, 2010 8:31 PM

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.

Comment #192 - Posted by: ID at February 15, 2010 8:31 PM

That it so damn awesome.

Comment #193 - Posted by: Brendon at February 15, 2010 8:32 PM

#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.

Comment #194 - Posted by: Brian at February 15, 2010 8:37 PM

priceless! ;-)

Comment #195 - Posted by: Vadim at February 15, 2010 8:42 PM

Awe...wait for it...some!!!!!!

Comment #196 - Posted by: marxxman at February 15, 2010 8:43 PM

Funniest part is the incorrect power equation tat. And yes, it matters.

Comment #197 - Posted by: DrPhysics at February 15, 2010 8:47 PM

135 Squat Cleans
35 lb dumbell push press
all else Rx
challenging workout... especially the last overhead lunges


Louisville, CO

Comment #198 - Posted by: Shawn Bandel at February 15, 2010 8:51 PM

Picture rocks. Crossfit Community rocks!

Comment #199 - Posted by: Bill Y at February 15, 2010 8:52 PM

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!

Comment #200 - Posted by: Jill Peterson at February 15, 2010 8:52 PM

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,


Comment #201 - Posted by: Billy Olympic Crossfit at February 15, 2010 8:59 PM

That is awesome! Best comeback! Well done Kent you sexy beast!

Comment #202 - Posted by: Andy at February 15, 2010 9:00 PM

That is awesome! Well done Kent!

Comment #203 - Posted by: Andy at February 15, 2010 9:01 PM

where's all of the complaining now? hahahaha

Comment #204 - Posted by: tyler 30/m/200/6' at February 15, 2010 9:11 PM

Thank you for this pic. Immediate smile.

Comment #205 - Posted by: emc at February 15, 2010 9:15 PM

Touche' :)

Comment #206 - Posted by: Karisa at February 15, 2010 9:16 PM

Great PHOTO!!
Some ONE Lost a BET!!!

I still Like the RED string Bikini better!!

3-2-1 Go!!

Comment #207 - Posted by: CrossFit Tuff Luv CA.. John Cooper at February 15, 2010 9:24 PM

My eyes, my eeeeeyes.

Comment #208 - Posted by: Marwan at February 15, 2010 9:33 PM

Yes! Pukie stomach tat is over the top.

Well done, indeed. Too fng funny.

Comment #209 - Posted by: CraigH at February 15, 2010 9:35 PM

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 :)

Comment #210 - Posted by: Cookie at February 15, 2010 9:40 PM

another reason I love Crossfit, that is some good s#!$ right there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment #211 - Posted by: Troy at February 15, 2010 9:43 PM


Comment #212 - Posted by: Jonathan R at February 15, 2010 9:46 PM

I'm glad I wasn't working on my gallon of milk a day when I made my nightly visit to the main page...

Comment #213 - Posted by: Disc golfer at February 15, 2010 9:53 PM

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.

Comment #214 - Posted by: leo at February 15, 2010 10:10 PM

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.

Comment #215 - Posted by: Mittloaf at February 15, 2010 10:16 PM


Comment #216 - Posted by: Dizzy at February 15, 2010 10:51 PM


Comment #217 - Posted by: Cheri at February 15, 2010 10:56 PM

Funniest S@#$ ever!

Comment #218 - Posted by: Rob D at February 15, 2010 10:57 PM

Holy crap. I laughed so hard when I saw this picture. Awesome. Keep 'em coming.

Comment #219 - Posted by: Mattherat at February 15, 2010 11:35 PM

When does that calendar come out again?

New clown = Snatchy! He chases away the haters.

Comment #220 - Posted by: buretto/35yom/6'2"/195# at February 16, 2010 12:15 AM

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.

Comment #221 - Posted by: Simon/29/M/185/5'9" at February 16, 2010 12:44 AM

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!

Salerno, Afghanistan.

Comment #222 - Posted by: Jason F at February 16, 2010 12:55 AM

Makes me feel lots" better about me in a bikini!.

Comment #223 - Posted by: gale at February 16, 2010 1:04 AM

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*

Comment #224 - Posted by: Miska at February 16, 2010 1:07 AM

Just as a footnote: P=((Fxd)/t). There certainly is no dot product in the power-equation. Ergo: the tattoo is correct.

Comment #225 - Posted by: Miska at February 16, 2010 1:12 AM


Comment #226 - Posted by: Jessica at February 16, 2010 1:51 AM

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

Comment #227 - Posted by: sarge712 at February 16, 2010 2:06 AM

Well, now I'm offended... more chics in bikinis please.

Comment #228 - Posted by: Joe Casale/m/5'5"/170 lbs at February 16, 2010 2:06 AM

THAT picture is what I have been waiting for. HILARIOUS.

Comment #229 - Posted by: Louise at February 16, 2010 2:12 AM

Best photo EVER!!!!!!!!!!!! Crossfit Rocks!!!

Comment #230 - Posted by: runnerfirst at February 16, 2010 2:36 AM

Freaking. Hilarious.

Comment #231 - Posted by: Lee at February 16, 2010 2:43 AM


Comment #232 - Posted by: Brendan at February 16, 2010 3:20 AM

** Nice **

Comment #233 - Posted by: Nick at February 16, 2010 3:23 AM

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!!

Comment #234 - Posted by: Joel at February 16, 2010 3:29 AM

Mary, WOW! Beautiful, telling testimony. Thank you for sharing your story.

Comment #235 - Posted by: lisa at February 16, 2010 4:06 AM


Comment #236 - Posted by: Anders at February 16, 2010 4:13 AM

truly motivating!!!

Comment #237 - Posted by: Ross at February 16, 2010 4:27 AM

I think I just saw Pukie :-)

Comment #238 - Posted by: Tommygun at February 16, 2010 4:51 AM

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.

Comment #239 - Posted by: Horst at February 16, 2010 4:52 AM

A thousand words..........

Comment #240 - Posted by: FunnyMoneyLoanShark at February 16, 2010 5:02 AM

Dude, you are my hero! Great sense of humor!

Comment #241 - Posted by: JamieA at February 16, 2010 5:08 AM

WOW!! What an amazing story Mary!! Congrats!

Comment #242 - Posted by: Nick at February 16, 2010 5:12 AM

WTF!!! Nice "WOD" F'ing hilarious!!!

Comment #243 - Posted by: Vic at February 16, 2010 5:16 AM

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.

Comment #244 - Posted by: AllisonNYC at February 16, 2010 5:26 AM

That is hilarious! Not for the same reason that Friday's pic was great!

Good on CFHQ for keeping it fun.

Comment #245 - Posted by: jason at February 16, 2010 5:29 AM


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

Comment #246 - Posted by: MattTruss M/24/5'7/165 at February 16, 2010 5:29 AM


Comment #247 - Posted by: Mindy S at February 16, 2010 5:31 AM

Priceless...but not the way I wanted to start my morning. I'm scrolling back down to Friday's WOD.

Comment #248 - Posted by: Kevin at February 16, 2010 5:34 AM

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....

Comment #249 - Posted by: RogueMD at February 16, 2010 5:38 AM

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?

Comment #250 - Posted by: NikNichols42yo 5'7'' 165lbs at February 16, 2010 5:49 AM


Comment #251 - Posted by: yesum at February 16, 2010 5:50 AM

Ugh, that was funny but a bit disturbing.
So, HQ...how about some Split jerks huh huh huh!?!

Comment #252 - Posted by: JC at February 16, 2010 5:54 AM

AWWW that is great!!!

Comment #253 - Posted by: mike at February 16, 2010 6:02 AM

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.

Comment #254 - Posted by: mjespinosa 25/165/m at February 16, 2010 6:04 AM

"That's a MAN, MAN!"

Comment #255 - Posted by: Tom at February 16, 2010 6:05 AM

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.

Comment #256 - Posted by: SFC Tarman at February 16, 2010 6:12 AM

funniest ever! no boots, no hat, just some shades and great form!!!

Comment #257 - Posted by: alison brooks at February 16, 2010 6:20 AM

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.

Comment #258 - Posted by: Mike at February 16, 2010 6:23 AM

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.

Comment #259 - Posted by: Dan Cobb at February 16, 2010 6:43 AM

What, no appropriate footwear? where're the hip-hop-happenin' BOOTS???? (ROFLMAO)

Comment #260 - Posted by: MDMelissa 45/122/5'4" at February 16, 2010 6:50 AM

I liked the other chick better.

Comment #261 - Posted by: tjo at February 16, 2010 6:57 AM

Hopethat all of you bitchin' about the young lady are happy now. LMFAO!

Comment #262 - Posted by: Mopp at February 16, 2010 7:01 AM

stupid pic.
and, ironically, not funny.

Comment #263 - Posted by: gp at February 16, 2010 7:03 AM


Comment #264 - Posted by: Vladimir at February 16, 2010 7:03 AM

Woww did he really tattoo crossfit on his stomach????

Comment #265 - Posted by: Mightymatt at February 16, 2010 7:11 AM

Kent- you are the man.

Comment #266 - Posted by: ElizaJane at February 16, 2010 7:28 AM

looks wayyyyyyyy to comfortable in that outfit !!!!! lol

Comment #267 - Posted by: demps at February 16, 2010 7:29 AM

Want to do something today. Nothong to heavy, got baseball. Anyone have an idea???

Comment #268 - Posted by: Kevin Walls at February 16, 2010 7:42 AM


Comment #269 - Posted by: red5503/m/45/205/69" at February 16, 2010 7:51 AM

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit...love the pukie tattoo however!

Comment #270 - Posted by: skinny at February 16, 2010 7:54 AM

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.

Comment #271 - Posted by: Kamper M/45/200/74" at February 16, 2010 8:02 AM

I won't be recommending the main page to anyone for a while.

Comment #272 - Posted by: kaleb at February 16, 2010 8:05 AM

That is wrong on so many levels, I mean, really, wearing sunglasses during a CrossFit WOD!

Comment #273 - Posted by: rdw at February 16, 2010 8:05 AM

okay, seriously, the pic is AWESOME! lmao! haha, ok, i needed that! :D

Comment #274 - Posted by: Lena at February 16, 2010 8:07 AM

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.

Comment #275 - Posted by: Ronin6 at February 16, 2010 8:12 AM

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?

Comment #276 - Posted by: Proteam at February 16, 2010 8:16 AM

way to go hq! perfect!

Comment #277 - Posted by: cori at February 16, 2010 8:17 AM

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!?

Comment #278 - Posted by: cori at February 16, 2010 8:18 AM

Guidance please,

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?


Comment #279 - Posted by: Andrew 25/6' 7"/190 at February 16, 2010 8:25 AM

I love Kent Stamey! This picture has made my whole damn day :)

Yeah Cuz!

Comment #280 - Posted by: Sarah D. at February 16, 2010 8:31 AM

OMG!!! I love it!

Comment #281 - Posted by: Andy W. at February 16, 2010 8:32 AM

LOOKS COLD!!! Nicely Done!!!

Comment #282 - Posted by: john utah at February 16, 2010 8:34 AM

Yea! CrossFit is now open in Hillcrest, San Diego, CA! It's snowing there??? Hahahahaha. funny picture...

Comment #283 - Posted by: Allen at February 16, 2010 8:39 AM

That's a fine photo sir. A fine photo indeed. I like the equation on the inside of your left forearm.

Comment #284 - Posted by: Rick at February 16, 2010 8:41 AM

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!

Comment #285 - Posted by: David M. at February 16, 2010 8:42 AM

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

Comment #286 - Posted by: mdeb at February 16, 2010 8:42 AM


Comment #287 - Posted by: Rob H at February 16, 2010 8:43 AM

Yellow snow on its way....

Comment #288 - Posted by: Chico at February 16, 2010 8:43 AM

Man, that's just WRONG...LOL. Those colors are just not you.

Comment #289 - Posted by: Buddha at February 16, 2010 8:43 AM

Please remove the enlarge image button under the picture. I think the picture sprained my eye...

Comment #290 - Posted by: Eye Candy at February 16, 2010 8:44 AM

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!

Comment #291 - Posted by: Steven M. Platek, Ph.D. at February 16, 2010 8:49 AM

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?

Comment #292 - Posted by: jimc at February 16, 2010 8:49 AM

(f [dot] d)/t = P.


(f [cross] d)/t = P.

Comment #293 - Posted by: Jason Bourgeois at February 16, 2010 8:56 AM

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!

Comment #294 - Posted by: Sarah D. at February 16, 2010 9:00 AM

Very nice, I like! But Kent, c'mon man, you gotta fully commit... where are the fake ta's?


Comment #295 - Posted by: Mandy J. at February 16, 2010 9:01 AM

LOL. Turnabout's fair play.

Comment #296 - Posted by: Mike at February 16, 2010 9:08 AM

WOD - 44:51 (135 clean & 115 thruster, MUs need work)

Comment #297 - Posted by: rebar [51y/m/11st/70"] at February 16, 2010 9:12 AM

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.

Comment #298 - Posted by: algreen at February 16, 2010 9:16 AM

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!!

Comment #299 - Posted by: K@CFH at February 16, 2010 9:25 AM

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

Comment #300 - Posted by: Dugg H at February 16, 2010 9:32 AM

30/M/150/ 5'10 (MTN WARRIOR)

Just like I say last rest day! nice PIC!, LMAO! who would have though about that!


Comment #301 - Posted by: santi at February 16, 2010 9:41 AM

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,

Comment #302 - Posted by: Chris at February 16, 2010 9:42 AM

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.

Comment #303 - Posted by: Krupp at February 16, 2010 9:44 AM


Comment #304 - Posted by: Rachael at February 16, 2010 9:46 AM

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

Comment #305 - Posted by: Leslie at February 16, 2010 9:55 AM

Kent - nice work buddy:) I love this.

Comment #306 - Posted by: Becky N at February 16, 2010 9:59 AM

That's awesome!!! LMAO!!!

Comment #307 - Posted by: Keith M at February 16, 2010 10:00 AM

Sara D, Thats just my lesbian side showing through.

Comment #308 - Posted by: kent at February 16, 2010 10:01 AM

Finally!!!!!!!! Thanks Kent.

Comment #309 - Posted by: Christy at February 16, 2010 10:06 AM

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!

Comment #310 - Posted by: steve at February 16, 2010 10:19 AM

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.

Comment #311 - Posted by: bingo at February 16, 2010 10:19 AM

Wow. I had no idea balls that big would fit in a bikini so small. I love CrossFit.

Comment #312 - Posted by: PennyBroome at February 16, 2010 10:23 AM

My eyes,my eyes! (a classic case of "what is seen cannot be unseen")

Comment #313 - Posted by: Marcus Thompson at February 16, 2010 10:27 AM


Comment #314 - Posted by: James E. at February 16, 2010 10:30 AM

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.

Comment #315 - Posted by: Steven M. Platek, Ph.D. at February 16, 2010 10:33 AM

Dude! That's just wrong... funny but wrong!

Comment #316 - Posted by: Rob Barrese at February 16, 2010 10:35 AM

Man it must really be cold there! Just Kidding. I LOVE THE PICTURE!

Comment #317 - Posted by: Heather at February 16, 2010 10:36 AM

Must have lost a bet.

Comment #318 - Posted by: arobi at February 16, 2010 10:40 AM

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!

Comment #319 - Posted by: jgo at February 16, 2010 10:42 AM

that's stupid funny

Comment #320 - Posted by: illis m/29/160/5'10 at February 16, 2010 10:42 AM

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
30 Double-unders
125 pound Thruster, 15 reps
30 Pull-ups
30 Burpees
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!!

Comment #321 - Posted by: dk m/33/6'0"/220 at February 16, 2010 10:43 AM

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

Comment #322 - Posted by: paul at February 16, 2010 10:56 AM

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."

Comment #323 - Posted by: Fit Mom in CT of CrossFit Persevere (F38/130/5'2") at February 16, 2010 11:16 AM

Stunning lol.

Im not looking forward to the nightmares.

Comment #324 - Posted by: Jason Lopez-Ota at February 16, 2010 11:21 AM

That is an extremely disturbing photograph!!

Comment #325 - Posted by: Matt Flynn at February 16, 2010 11:28 AM

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.

Comment #326 - Posted by: jim at February 16, 2010 11:29 AM

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

Comment #327 - Posted by: CrossFit_SaintJohn at February 16, 2010 11:33 AM

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!

3,2,1... go!

Comment #328 - Posted by: Frosh (m/23/5'11/165) at February 16, 2010 11:44 AM

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.

Comment #329 - Posted by: Mowgli at February 16, 2010 11:48 AM

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!!

Comment #330 - Posted by: stuart c-b at February 16, 2010 11:48 AM

Holy Crap!!! That was hilarious!

Get some, Go again!

Comment #331 - Posted by: DJ at February 16, 2010 12:02 PM


Comment #332 - Posted by: Julie Tanoury at February 16, 2010 12:14 PM

that pic is great for our sport....people perceive what they see....is this crossfit or crossdress....gimme a break

Comment #333 - Posted by: Bill S at February 16, 2010 12:34 PM

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.

Comment #334 - Posted by: Kamper M/45/200/74" at February 16, 2010 12:44 PM

Well done, Well Done!!

Comment #335 - Posted by: Glenn Siegrist at February 16, 2010 1:07 PM

Nice, um, tattoos. Thanks for sharing this great photo.

Comment #336 - Posted by: Christine at February 16, 2010 1:08 PM

he forgot to wear the boots!!!

Comment #337 - Posted by: Cphil 23m/5'9"/155# at February 16, 2010 1:10 PM

Hater from last week here.

Nicely done. :) lol

Comment #338 - Posted by: Colleen at February 16, 2010 1:14 PM

That has ruined my future kettlebell workouts.
Wrong, just wrong.

Comment #339 - Posted by: Jon Weiss at February 16, 2010 1:20 PM

Unring the bell! Unring the bell!

Comment #340 - Posted by: Olive Oyl f/43/5'10"/152 at February 16, 2010 2:03 PM

And the clones retreat. Another win for the good guys.

Comment #341 - Posted by: ray bergeron at February 16, 2010 2:46 PM

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.

Comment #342 - Posted by: ray bergeron at February 16, 2010 2:50 PM

This picture is just wrong!

Comment #343 - Posted by: BoneDaddy at February 16, 2010 2:55 PM

#341: Jessica is wearing boots with heels. Read before making statements.

Comment #344 - Posted by: bingo at February 16, 2010 2:57 PM

That chick is hot.

Comment #345 - Posted by: matt at February 16, 2010 3:04 PM

#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 :)

Comment #346 - Posted by: gazaloo/m/165/5'9" at February 16, 2010 3:15 PM

Nice to see that we still have a sense of humor. Love it. Keep up the good work and Good hunting all

Comment #347 - Posted by: Nathan at February 16, 2010 3:16 PM

Did yesterdays WOD as rx'd
was a killer.


Comment #348 - Posted by: John at February 16, 2010 3:21 PM

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.

Comment #349 - Posted by: Weaver at February 16, 2010 3:25 PM

Jessica's photo was an inside job!!!! Ask questions!!11!! I heard she is an alien holograph created by George Bush!! OMFGWTFLOLZWTF!!!

Comment #350 - Posted by: Ron Paul at February 16, 2010 3:27 PM

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Great response to all the comments on the bikini gal the other day.

Comment #351 - Posted by: Sparrowhawk12 at February 16, 2010 3:36 PM

THAT is the result of striving for elite fitness rather than body image.

Comment #352 - Posted by: ddm at February 16, 2010 3:37 PM

You're blocked!

Comment #353 - Posted by: nink60mm at February 16, 2010 3:52 PM

I worry about you people that hit enlarge image so you could read the tatoos....Truly Revolting...I love it.

Comment #354 - Posted by: Phil C 48/m/160 at February 16, 2010 4:03 PM

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!!!

Comment #355 - Posted by: Lisa at February 16, 2010 4:20 PM

Over the last 3 years there has never been a better picture. Thanks for the funny!

Comment #356 - Posted by: Mfgilbert at February 16, 2010 4:23 PM

Hilarious. I have no words. My hat is off to you, Sir.

Comment #357 - Posted by: Platoonis at February 16, 2010 4:32 PM

WRONG, simply wrong!

Nothing right about it!


Well done!

Comment #358 - Posted by: wtp at February 16, 2010 5:15 PM


Comment #359 - Posted by: michael at February 16, 2010 5:29 PM

Need calender candidates for a crossfit calender...my gf is in !!!!!

Comment #360 - Posted by: demps at February 16, 2010 6:24 PM

Hey #360-

You just did.

Comment #361 - Posted by: Tomcat at February 16, 2010 6:36 PM

Hey #360-

You just did.

Comment #362 - Posted by: Tomcat at February 16, 2010 6:38 PM

You forgot the boots!!

Comment #363 - Posted by: Shannan at February 16, 2010 7:33 PM

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

Comment #364 - Posted by: Horst 30/194/6'2" at February 16, 2010 7:40 PM

That's Awsome!! A+ for Bravery!!

Comment #365 - Posted by: Marc at February 17, 2010 3:23 AM

the comment about lauging so hard i farted, made me laugh so hard i almost farted.

Comment #366 - Posted by: berts (6/41/180/M) at February 17, 2010 6:19 AM

EPIC...I wish I would have thought of this.

Comment #367 - Posted by: paul at February 17, 2010 9:48 AM

What has been seen cannot be un-seen.

Still awesome.

Comment #368 - Posted by: Dan at February 17, 2010 10:01 AM

That's hot!

Comment #369 - Posted by: Anni Watson (Guzman) at February 17, 2010 1:56 PM

#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.

Comment #370 - Posted by: Mr. Galt at February 17, 2010 2:11 PM

# 350- Sarcasm is the recourse of a weak mind. Must be nice…

Comment #371 - Posted by: Mr. Galt at February 17, 2010 2:13 PM

Can't see the lines, can you Russ?

Comment #372 - Posted by: Chris at February 17, 2010 2:30 PM

Dude, nice form.

Comment #373 - Posted by: Lk at February 17, 2010 3:22 PM



Comment #374 - Posted by: B Clay at February 17, 2010 3:23 PM

Baaaaahahahahaha. Oh my oh my. It's tough to top an original but you have succeeded.

Comment #375 - Posted by: NChris at February 17, 2010 3:46 PM

Classic. Perfect timing, perfect submission...Well done, CrossFit.

Comment #376 - Posted by: Erik Crossfit San Elijo at February 18, 2010 12:03 AM

Perfect Timing, Perfect Submission. Well Done, CrossFit...

Comment #377 - Posted by: Erik Crossfit San Elijo at February 18, 2010 12:04 AM

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?

Comment #378 - Posted by: kurtboise at February 18, 2010 3:54 AM

How the hell do I unsee that?!?!?

Comment #379 - Posted by: bill m/51/72"/212 at February 18, 2010 6:04 AM

Love it! Where do I find a girl like that. This one is tough, no gloves or boots!

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Comment #383 - Posted by: donovan at February 18, 2010 8:18 PM

Love it! Where do I find a girl like that. This one is tough, no gloves or boots!

Comment #384 - Posted by: Jared at February 18, 2010 9:25 PM

Love the pic! Too funny! 'Crossfit is an equal opportunity picture poster'.

Comment #385 - Posted by: Scott at February 19, 2010 2:48 AM

I love it, that is HILARIOUS. PERFECT smartass replica of that girl. . .HAHAHAHAHA!!!! AWESOME.

Comment #386 - Posted by: Melissa at February 19, 2010 8:47 PM

Awesome!! Nice rendition of prior picture (female). Going to be my wallpaper. :-)

Comment #387 - Posted by: christy at February 21, 2010 8:42 AM

I grew up in Hickory. Very proud.

Comment #388 - Posted by: BrianG at February 21, 2010 1:37 PM

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 ;-)

Comment #389 - Posted by: upchucking at February 22, 2010 2:23 PM

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!!

Comment #390 - Posted by: Jesse Ward at February 23, 2010 2:15 PM
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