June 19, 2010

Saturday 100619

Overhead Squat 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps

Dave Lipson 330lb, Rob Orlando 286lb, Kristan Clever 210lb, Rebecca Voight 195lb. Post loads to comments.

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"Arm Wrestling 101: Rising Strength Part 2" with Devon Larratt, CrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]

WOD 4 at the Canada Regional - video [wmv] [mov]

Dave Lipson and Rob Orlando on today's WOD - video [wmv] [mov]

Kristan Clever on today's WOD - video [wmv] [mov]

"How fortunate for leaders that men do not think."
- Adolf Hitler

Posted by lauren at June 19, 2010 5:00 PM

that's ridiculous - and by that I mean awesome.

Comment #1 - Posted by: Panda at June 18, 2010 5:09 PM

Kristan Clever got 210! That's pretty spectacular.

Comment #2 - Posted by: Lol Mettam at June 18, 2010 5:11 PM

how unfortunate for men that leaders often don't either

Comment #3 - Posted by: matt.kaplan at June 18, 2010 5:13 PM

a quote by sheizekopf Adolf Hitler

Comment #4 - Posted by: vlad at June 18, 2010 5:16 PM

That Lipson-Orlando video is kind of funny.

"Here comes childish outburst."

Comment #5 - Posted by: Chef Bobby Slay, M.A. at June 18, 2010 5:17 PM

Orlando: "284 wasn't working, so go up 2 to 286" ... and successfully - loved that! :)

Comment #6 - Posted by: gazaloo/m/45/165lbs/5'9" at June 18, 2010 5:17 PM

Kristan is amazing! 210 pounds! Wow, girl!

Comment #7 - Posted by: Kelly Jo at June 18, 2010 5:20 PM

Just watched the Dave Lipson and Rob Orlando vid. Wow! That was highly motivational.

Way to go Rob. When it's your own gym, I think you have the right to throw a few plates around after failed a lift! 100lb over bw for that final lift was insane.

Comment #8 - Posted by: Lol Mettam at June 18, 2010 5:20 PM

Rob is such a fierce competitor! I love watching him do things no normal man can do. An interesting personality to...at once an almost shy and very humble guy yet filled with inner beserker rage when doing anything comepetitive.
Krisitn Clever is definitely one of the woman to watch. I judged her during the hspu/ghd wod at the 2009 games and she is pure deisel!

Comment #9 - Posted by: merle at June 18, 2010 5:25 PM

I loved that the Canadian regional was in a hockey arena.

Comment #10 - Posted by: Jay at June 18, 2010 5:26 PM

Awesome lifts by both Lipson and Orlando. The Only thing I'm left wondering is, could Lipson still get that weight up if he wasnt wearing a weight belt and knee braces? I'm not hating the dude is strong as hell either way

Comment #11 - Posted by: tj at June 18, 2010 5:30 PM


OHS are my biggest weakness, I mean my form sucks big time, it is frustrating. I can't do an OHS to save my life, hopefully get a new PR tomorow, looking forward to the L-1 cert in Colorado next month, WOOO HOOO! have a nice one everyone.


Comment #12 - Posted by: SANTI at June 18, 2010 5:32 PM

Done about 1 month ago. 303.6 @ 183 BW


Comment #13 - Posted by: Nathan at June 18, 2010 5:34 PM

Hi Guys,

New to CF here. With regards to the overhead squat, is this done using a snatch-width grip? I checked the exercise demo's and there a two videos that show quite different grip widths, youtube also has a lot of variety.

My understanding is that unless specified as 'clean grip', a snatch grip would be employed.

Is it any easier / harder having a narrower grip for someone not yet fully proficient on this exercise.

Thanks for the help.

Comment #14 - Posted by: Unsure at June 18, 2010 5:36 PM

#12 Unsure,

To a large extent, shoulder flexibility dictates grip width; a snatch-width grip makes the most sense for most folks. It's almost universally true that as grip narrows, OHSs become more difficult or impossible.

Comment #15 - Posted by: Lol Mettam at June 18, 2010 5:50 PM

That thing is AWESOME! I want one!

Comment #16 - Posted by: AllisonNYC at June 18, 2010 5:53 PM

Told Rob:"there goes your security deposit." I'm gonna miss you guys in the northeast. Yes knee wraps and belt help. Just precautions on my quest: 365Daysofsquatting.blogspot.com tribute to Amanda Miller and skin cancer awareness

Comment #17 - Posted by: Dave Lipson at June 18, 2010 6:05 PM

Tj, yeah, I'm sure he could. It's not exactly a squat suit

Comment #18 - Posted by: Franky Boy at June 18, 2010 6:19 PM

I told Rob: "There goes your security deposit!" I'm really gonna miss everybody in the Northeast after I move to San Diego. Yes, the knee wraps and belt help, but they are really just precautions under heavy load while I am on my quest: http://365daysofsquatting.blogspot.com a tribute to Amanda Miller and skin cancer awareness

Comment #19 - Posted by: Dave Lipson at June 18, 2010 6:42 PM

Love the wod but not sure how I feel about the quote

Comment #20 - Posted by: Sam at June 18, 2010 6:42 PM

This just in; Rob Orlando is strong!

Comment #21 - Posted by: gaucoin at June 18, 2010 6:43 PM

how come no one's talking about lipson? i mean, i think rob orlando's a beast. but cmon, a 330lb OH squat is freaking awesome. props to lipson

Comment #22 - Posted by: clee at June 18, 2010 7:51 PM

I told Rob, there goes that security deposit. I'm gonna miss all you guys from the northeast a lot after I move to San Diego, it's gonna be the hardest part. Yes, the wraps and belt help, but it's more for precaution than performance under heavy loads. I usually don't put a belt on for anything under 315. Rob I will certainly miss our weekly battles. Put us in the same room together and we treat every rep like it's game 7 of the World Series.

Comment #23 - Posted by: Dave Lipson at June 18, 2010 7:54 PM

OHS 1-1-1-1-1-1-1/ 75-80-85-90-95 (tiedPR)-95-97.5 (f) I wanna be Kris Clever when I grow up! Holy balls batman - A-FREAKIN-MAZING!!!

Comment #24 - Posted by: Cookie 43/5'6"/mom of 3 at June 18, 2010 8:05 PM

what if I can not do overhead squats what should I do other than work on the form

Comment #25 - Posted by: A Jones at June 18, 2010 8:06 PM

Quote by Hitler on followers blindly following their leaders? The negative implications are endless.

Horrendous form HQ. Disappointing and unnecessary. Surely there are more relevant quotes with which to inspire Crossfitters than those provided by the deranged perpetuator of the Holocaust.

Comment #26 - Posted by: Eric at June 18, 2010 8:11 PM

Not exactly sure what purpose the Hitler quote serves. If anything it supports the criticism CrossFit athletes receive of blindly following the programming, which is most certainly not a good thing to post.

Aside from that, i'm at a loss of words. Hitler? Really? Unarguably, there is no greater evil committed by any one person since the dawn of man.

This is disturbing. I hope this quote is removed immediately, as it's extremely offending and extremely distasteful. It makes me ashamed to be such an avid supporter of CrossFit and have to read this.

Comment #27 - Posted by: Ron at June 18, 2010 8:23 PM

Hitler quote? Really? No other way to get that point across?

Comment #28 - Posted by: Evan at June 18, 2010 8:26 PM

They must be taking that new supplement "intensity" or the older version "motivation". Nice lifts guys and girls!!!

Comment #29 - Posted by: patrick l bateman at June 18, 2010 8:28 PM

#10- never mind the belt and knee brace, I think it's the Progenex t-shirts that are helping these guys make their lifts...

Comment #30 - Posted by: Gene @ Foundry CrossFit at June 18, 2010 8:30 PM

Cleverhandz that was amazing. I'm not sure if the split jerk or the OHS was more amazing!
Way to go! Can't wait to hear how well you do at the games this year.

Comment #31 - Posted by: Jeff & Charity @ CF Snohomish at June 18, 2010 8:31 PM

Hitler was evil. No one is arguing that. But he was also a genius. I think that the quote is meant to illustrate his perspective on humanity. That he was, indeed, a sociopathic megalomaniac.

It's important to be objective. Not to look too deeply into some underlying meaning. The quote is not implicating Crossfit... if you think so, perhaps a worldview reassessment is necessary.

Although, I could be wrong.

Comment #32 - Posted by: Nathan at June 18, 2010 8:35 PM

dumbbells? what for?

Comment #33 - Posted by: F15E_WSO_M/47/6'/175 at June 18, 2010 8:36 PM

Nathan you are wrong. There is no reason to quote Hitler. Plain and simple. There is plenty of other "genius" to quote if that's what HQ is going for.

Comment #34 - Posted by: Ron at June 18, 2010 8:46 PM

I strongly agree with #30(Ron) that it is completely unnecessary to post any quote from Hitler. When I think of inspirational people with inspirational quote, he is the last person I would think of. I just feel that it was unnecessary. :/

Comment #35 - Posted by: Cori at June 18, 2010 8:54 PM

The Hitler quote is quite unnecessary. Quit tying to be cute and have some respect or better yet values.

Comment #36 - Posted by: KL at June 18, 2010 9:12 PM

Crossfit Sri Ram Ashram, India

Vijai Raj
First did yesterdays running WOD. Total of 130 secs not counting resting time

Todays WOD

Vijai Raj BW 60kg
70kg-75-80-85-90-90-95kg(f) Got a PR in getting the jerk up but dropped the last squat

Gautam BW 60kg
65kg-70-75-80-82-84-86kg pr

Arvind BW 63kg
65kg-70-73-75-77-78-80kg pr

Uttam BW 60kg

Ravi BW 65kg

Vijai Pal BW 55kg

Comment #37 - Posted by: rashmi at June 18, 2010 9:18 PM

OK people calm down and let's think about this. Hitler was an evil man. He thought it was a good thing that people don't think. So, perhaps it is a good idea to start/keep thinking for ourselves. We can't just pretend that evil people don't exist. A quote or two from them to remind us what evil looks like is a good thing.

Comment #38 - Posted by: Tim at June 18, 2010 9:22 PM

Way to go you guys! Those numbers are ridiculous. Lipson is insane. Has anyone seen his blog 365daysofsquatting.blogspot.com

Comment #39 - Posted by: Scott at June 18, 2010 9:22 PM

Wrong Tim, why give attention to evil people when we could pay homage and learn from people like Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, and hell even Mark Rippitoe. These people have noble and inspiring messages.

Comment #40 - Posted by: KL at June 18, 2010 9:40 PM

That makes sense,thanks Dave. I guess another general question I have with the CF Games just around the corner is. If HQ decides to have a max effort lift for one of the events? Should the athletes at the games be allowed to wear weight belts like they were for last years dealdift event? I for one think they should all not be allowed to wear them.

Comment #41 - Posted by: tj at June 18, 2010 9:41 PM

To those complaining about the Hitler comment:

Bravo!! Love the sarcastic wit--by pretending you don't understand the implications of the quote you underscore the posters intention of including the quote in the first place!

Well done!

Now, if you're finished being "outraged" and "highly offended" maybe you can remember to learn from history so as to prevent it from happening again. Sheese, what a bunch of Democrats!

Comment #42 - Posted by: WTF?? at June 18, 2010 9:42 PM

You two (Rob and Dave) look like you are having FUN!

Thanks Rob and Dave for showing us all the lifts (failed attempts included). Classy!

Kristan, I am so pumped to see you compete. You are going to rock the Home Depot Center!

Comment #43 - Posted by: sevan at June 18, 2010 10:04 PM

Freaking amazing OHS, wow! The core strength required to do that movement can only be fully understood by those who have experienced it firsthand.

And chill out on the Hitler quote guys. Appreciating the meaning behind it doesn't make you a racist. Stop gripping the Subaru steering wheel so tightly, put on some Grateful Dead and just relaaaax.

Man hugs and bad English to everyone :-)

Comment #44 - Posted by: Playoff Beard at June 18, 2010 10:21 PM

#38, Playoff Beard:

"Stop gripping the Subaru steering wheel so tightly"

LOL. Awesome.

Comment #45 - Posted by: Muffin at June 18, 2010 10:30 PM

Snatch 55kg
Power Snatch 65kg (just for the fun of it)
Can anyone tell me if a snatch counts as an overhead squat?

Comment #46 - Posted by: Michael Ramsden at June 18, 2010 10:36 PM

Do you guys really not understand the relevance of the Hitler quote? Good grief people. The quote is showing the evil of Hitler, and if we don't learn to think for our selves we are likely to blindly follow any community organizer,or dictator that comes around. The reaction to this is a prime example of what he is saying. We are so sensitive when think that quoting someone is endorsing them. Wow.

Comment #47 - Posted by: Larry at June 18, 2010 10:38 PM

Hitler's quote leaves a bad taste in one's mouth because it is an ugly thing to say about humanity, said by an evil man. HQ's intention is pretty obviously the imperative "Prove him wrong!"

Tim #33 had it about right: We gain nothing by pretending Hitler didn't exist. It is bizarre to think we can only be inspired to good by people with "inspiring" messages; can we not read something wicked, and, knowing it, aim to avoid it?

Comment #48 - Posted by: BC at June 18, 2010 10:41 PM

You said what I was thinking, but could not put into words. We must know our history, even the wicked stuff.
Thanks Lauren and Greg.

Comment #49 - Posted by: Larry at June 18, 2010 10:50 PM

I am with Nathan on the qoute. Yes Hitler was evil, but none the less he was a genius. Take it for what you will but to say that there's no reason is unnessary.

As for the lift today, i cant watch the videos, so for the lift do you start by haveing it up or rack it and push/jerk it up then do the squat?

Comment #50 - Posted by: Tikiman at June 18, 2010 11:01 PM

I appreciate the quote because it is a challenge for all free thinking men/women... do not give up, do not give in; and certainly, do not follow blindly.

Comment #51 - Posted by: Jeff at June 18, 2010 11:11 PM

@ #36...I think people are "outraged" and "highly offended" because of the fact that they remember the past, and aren't keen on lending any positive creedence to anything a madman like Hitler did or said.

When people read a quote by Hitler and think, "Gee, that's insightful," they are associating a very positive feeling with a very terrible person. That's precisely how we begin to forget the past, by associating Hitler with anything other than completely negative feelings.

Hitler was also a vegetarian, who didn't drink or smoke, and was famous for creating powerful anti-smoking propaganda as part of his health plan for Germany. Should we go ahead and start reprinting those posters, too, since they have a good message?

Comment #52 - Posted by: Ian at June 18, 2010 11:37 PM

Lol @ Ron. And Lol @ those of you with closed minds.

I might be wrong. But let me amend that by reminding you that you might be too.

Comment #53 - Posted by: Nathan at June 18, 2010 11:42 PM

I'm with #41, the quote is meant to have each person thinking on their own. Don't simply accept what is told of you, question back. And I believe that is exactly what is happening in this comment section, the majority is speaking back.

Overall, I bet CF HQ is satisfied with the result of the quote due to the majority of the posts here being about the quote rather than the WOD.

Anyway, maybe I'll get 330lbs in my OHS, ha ha ha. Rob, Dave, Kristan and Rebecca are beasts in my book.

Comment #54 - Posted by: Allan Jackman at June 19, 2010 12:29 AM

The purpose of the quote is to inspire exactly the opposite: never follow under question and always lead oneself. Greg Glassman encourages all experts, athletes, and critics to prove his methodologies wrong. He is not consenting to the meaning of the quote; rather, he is implying the opposite.

Alternatively, say what you will about Hitler, but I've never seen a group march in unison as the Third Reich.

Comment #55 - Posted by: Archon at June 19, 2010 12:31 AM

To everyone outraged by the Hitler quote. Seriously, are we supposed to never speak of that man, how far should we take it, should we never say his name? The fear of the name gives it more power.
They put these quote's up to inspire and make people think. For this one, i think it is a challenge. If individuals do not voice their opinions/think for themselves/challenge authority, look what can happen. The reality of it hits home hard because of the man that said it. He was aware of this problem and chose to capitalize on it.
I believe we can learn a lot from our past, this quote serves as a warning to humanity.


Comment #56 - Posted by: TheBear at June 19, 2010 12:32 AM

Here's my question. If either of the two quotes below were put up there, would there still be such an outrage?

I have witnessed the tremendous energy of the masses. On this foundation it is possible to accomplish any task whatsoever. - Mao Zedong

I want you to know that everything I did, I did for my country. - Pol Pot

Comment #57 - Posted by: TILL at June 19, 2010 1:09 AM

#46 What are you talking about? Do you think that Hitler was right? The point of that qoute was to show how wrong Hitler was. Further, Government has no business legislating what dumb decisions I make about my health, and this is just one man's opinion....it is dumb to be a vegitarian. That's not food. That's what food eats!


Comment #58 - Posted by: Daniel Mason at June 19, 2010 2:08 AM


60-70-70-75-75-80(PB)-85(f) (kg)

ok considering deconditioning over last few months

Comment #59 - Posted by: pz at June 19, 2010 2:31 AM


I had high ambitions after watching those videos...they were sqaushed by reality (and 115lbs to be exact).

I got learn how to do OHS, and get the form dialed.

Comment #60 - Posted by: ArcLite M/35/69/165 at June 19, 2010 3:35 AM

PR at 165

Comment #61 - Posted by: charles.burrow at June 19, 2010 3:45 AM

"never punch a gift horse in the mouth" - THE EDGE

Good luck to all for this WOD...

Comment #62 - Posted by: edge8970 at June 19, 2010 4:02 AM

Kristan makes it look so easy.....W-O-W ! Out - freakin' - standing

Comment #63 - Posted by: MDMelissa 46/5'4"/116? at June 19, 2010 5:06 AM


225- 7 sets

Comment #64 - Posted by: cosmo at June 19, 2010 5:33 AM

Ron, don't you think that Lauren posted the quote with a small sense of irony? One of the many reasons Crossfit is so popular and growing is because is so different from what the majority of "fitness experts" are thinking. Crossfit is successful because of and depends on the creativity and innovation of its members to create true elite fitness. Crossfit represents the exact opposite of the quote; it is made up of people who think for themselves and realize excellence when they see and feel it rather than taking everything at face value.

Then again, there are those in our ranks who don't think for themselves and take quotes at face value...

Comment #65 - Posted by: Nate at June 19, 2010 5:56 AM

Way to go guys! Those numbers are awesome. Lipson is insanely strong. Has anyone heard of his 365daysofsquatting site he blogspots about? Dude is tributing Amanda Miller and skin cancer awareness. Way to go Dave, keep it up.

Comment #66 - Posted by: Scott at June 19, 2010 6:02 AM

Previous pr 165#:


All felt pretty good, prob. could have gone 205/215, but after sprints decided to stop with prescribed 7.

Form much im0proved thanks to all the great vids lately!!

Comment #67 - Posted by: Billy/Engine 25 37/M/214/5'9" at June 19, 2010 6:23 AM

110 lbs, maybe could have done 135 lbs. I know it's not so heavy, but I'm still satisfied since I'm still rehabilitating from my fractured fibula 3 months ago. Still haven't full ROM, but I'm getting there...

Comment #68 - Posted by: Buuyuu at June 19, 2010 6:34 AM

After reading the first 3 or 4 comments about the Hitler quote I almost lost faith in the CrossFit community.

I'm glad to see that the weak-minded and easily offended are being properly roasted for their general and overall lack of fortitude in the more recent comments.

Does anyone for a moment really think anyone in the CrossFit HQ is advocating for Hitler or his beliefs? Get a life. Seriously.

Comment #69 - Posted by: Jason at June 19, 2010 6:40 AM

I was so proud of my OHS pr of 100lbs last week. wow, I've got a long way to go! Amazing guys!

Comment #70 - Posted by: Dawn at June 19, 2010 6:50 AM

6x full Bandini sprint (secs): 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 22
12 rds: 5 sec support/5 sec HS with perfect form
8x half Bandini sprint: 11, 11, 11, 11, 11, 11, 12, 12
5x skin the cat with L-sit hold
1 handed pushups to failure

Comment #71 - Posted by: Julian at June 19, 2010 7:01 AM

Did you really cite Adolf Hitler????

I just can't believe it!!! This is so inappropriate. I can only agree with Adam(#23): ”This is disturbing. I hope this quote is removed immediately, as it's extremely offending and extremely distasteful. It makes me ashamed to be such an avid supporter of CrossFit and have to read this.”

@ #28: Thank you Nathan for your historical placement, your wise advice “Not to look too deeply into some underlying meaning.” and for calling Hitler a genius! WOW!

@ #36: We are pretending to not understand? What an interesting and narrow view of the world! Would like to democratically discuss some more quotes from other psychopaths?

@ #43: How much did this quote teach you about history?!?

@ #45: You appreciate Hilters words – congratulations! (And at this very special point: thanks to all contributors on this website to this statement!)

@ #48: This is still not the place to discuss topics like this. The level of this “discussion” is belowground!

@ #67: Your comment makes ME lose my faith in the Crossfit community.


Comment #72 - Posted by: Alex at June 19, 2010 7:13 AM

For coach to quote hitler, he must have had a good reason, so just trust coach's message and learn from him.


Comment #73 - Posted by: Franky Boy at June 19, 2010 7:33 AM

Really? All this outrage over a quote that illustrates what extreme evil can happen when people do not think for themselves and blindly follow leadership?

Really? Everyone is offended because they are being encouraged to use reason instead of be caught up in an emotional fever?

Really? We nobody should ever read/write about/post anything from anyone who did bad things over the course of history? Osama Bin Laden, Stalin, Lenin, Hitler, Mao, or any of the other countless Emperors, and Kings who were mass murderers?

This is not just a "feel good workout site." Coach has a history of encouraging political thought and discussion among this site's visitors. If it offends you, I hear Weight Watchers has a great online program.

Comment #74 - Posted by: Matt at June 19, 2010 7:48 AM

There has been a lot of excusing on the pro-quote front (all of which were crushed by Alex). I think all of us that oppose generally believe the message could of been relayed in a better way. Now instead of folks thinking about the message and applying it to our lives half of us or upset and the other half are busy defending the quote just because it's on the main site.

Comment #75 - Posted by: KL at June 19, 2010 7:50 AM

Nathan, Impressive OHS yet if someone cant do 135lbs x30 reps. whats the difference.

Comment #76 - Posted by: Matt at June 19, 2010 7:52 AM

Overhead Squat 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps

1. 135lbs
2. 135lbs
3. 145lbs
4. 145lbs
5. 155lbs
6. 165lbs
7. 175lbs Missed once, got it second try.

I missed the last rep from the push press, I never got it over head. So I was solid for the second try.

Comment #77 - Posted by: NikNichols42yo 5'7'' 165lbs at June 19, 2010 8:02 AM

After today's WOD, and watching the vid of the Canadian Regional, I thought he I can do D/U 50-40-30-20-10 w/10 burpees in b/w in 5min or under...I was wrong. It took me 9:44! Those top times are super impressive!

Comment #78 - Posted by: ArcLite M/35/69/165 at June 19, 2010 8:04 AM



Previous PR was 135#, 20# improvement. No misses today.

Legs very sore from yesterday's sprints. Anyone else hurting too? Or, is it just me?

Comment #79 - Posted by: Kevin C. at June 19, 2010 8:07 AM

OHS 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
215(Felt an inch too high, but didn't look bad on video. Still didn't count it)

Comment #80 - Posted by: TILL at June 19, 2010 8:21 AM

#72 Matt - spot on.

Comment #81 - Posted by: gazaloo/m/45/165lbs/5'9" at June 19, 2010 8:25 AM


135-145-155-165-175-185(Failed twice)-185 PR!

Comment #82 - Posted by: Cole Gruber at June 19, 2010 8:26 AM


235 PR (also pr for jerk)
245 fail x2 (couldnt even jerk it)

Comment #83 - Posted by: jnel at June 19, 2010 8:26 AM



Core strength is way behind lower body strength.

And to all the posters that are offended by the Hitler quote: Pretending that someone never existed is a great way to repeat history. Instead of being so offended, you should probably take this time to learn how someone this evil functions. In doing so, we effectively prepare ourselves to squash men from the same vein as Hitler before they have a chance to rise to the same level of power as Hitler. It is this line of thinking that is in direct defiance of Hitler's quote, and is our best method of smiting Hitler and his cohorts (both past and present).

Comment #84 - Posted by: SoonerBorn at June 19, 2010 8:29 AM

First time doing these things. So I did sets of three.


Comment #85 - Posted by: Chris W at June 19, 2010 8:29 AM

No KL, we aren't defending it because it's on the main site. It's being defending because there really is zero point in getting upset about it. Clearly CrossFit is not condoning Adolf Hitler's ideals. They didn't post the quote and say "See how awesome he is?" They posted a quote...period. Interpret it how you want, take from it what you want, but leave it at that. Nobody needs to get on the comments section and see this weak-minded complaining nonsense.

And great job Alex, as KL put it...you really crushed us...I guess I just didn't notice at first because of all that emphasis you put in it with the !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment #86 - Posted by: Jason at June 19, 2010 8:30 AM

Kristan and Rebecca~ EXCELLENT OHS!! I need to train with you guys!

Dave & Rob~ always awe struck to watch you both.

#77~ Kevin, I am SO glad you are so sore too. My body is absolutely destroyed from the 100m sprints yesterday.


95, 115, 125PR, 135PR, 145F, 145F, 145F

I was very frustrated with 145~ I couldn't jerk the bar overhead today to even attempt the OHS.

I did jerk from the back and liked that positioning.

Comment #87 - Posted by: Kim Malz~Fit Mom in CT of CrossFit Persevere (F39/130/5'2") at June 19, 2010 8:47 AM

F/34/5'3"/108 45 lb overhead deadlifts

Comment #88 - Posted by: Mindy S at June 19, 2010 8:53 AM

95, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125 (PR), 115

Comment #89 - Posted by: Adam A. at June 19, 2010 8:56 AM


last set 235 pr

Comment #90 - Posted by: Dan Collins at June 19, 2010 9:09 AM

115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165(old pr.), 175(f), 175(f).
Can't get stable at the top. Not enough shoulder strength/jerk strength, Felt good through the middle. Pretty happy with it anyway.

Comment #91 - Posted by: JLG - 48 / male / 5'10 / 170 at June 19, 2010 9:10 AM

First time doing OHS. Worked on form and did sets of 5.

I then did some other legs with backsquat, lunges, and extensions. Before crossfit (before you holler at me, BEFORE CROSSFIT! I have rectified my ways) I did most of my squat on the Smiths. I can definitely tell a difference in how it hits me and I am still working on those stabilizer muscles.

Now I love doing squat! crossfit what have you done to me!?

Comment #92 - Posted by: Kevin M/27/5'10/180 at June 19, 2010 9:18 AM


155, 175, 185, 185, 195(f), 185, 185

Wanted more so I did a dulled down Linda.

Legs heavy from OHS and lower back still a bit tweaked from last week so I decided to lower the weight for each movement and scale the cleans down to power cleans.

DL 225, BP 185, Power clean 135 - 16:28.

Not nearly my best effort but it felt good.

Comment #93 - Posted by: cnc at June 19, 2010 9:19 AM

ran 3.1
cfwu 3x10

95 failed
45 (15)

Comment #94 - Posted by: budd 51 59 170 cf3y at June 19, 2010 9:20 AM

very humbling.


by far my worst lift. Form needs serious work. im stronger than my numbers suggest but my form is just horrible. feet too wide, toes too far pointed out, can barely get down to a full squat with the weight above my head although i have no problem with front and back squats. any ideas or suggestions on how to help with form would be much appreciated. this will be something i focus on heavily. thank you

Comment #95 - Posted by: Kevin A. M/17/177/6' at June 19, 2010 9:52 AM

95/105/115/125/135/145/155 (PR)

Comment #96 - Posted by: Pete-Decatur at June 19, 2010 9:54 AM

Oh no! Clearly because CrossFit has a Hitler quote on their website, they support Nazis!!!

Sheesh get over it. If Nelson Mandela said the same thing, it wouldn't be nearly as powerful as Hitler because of who he was. Learn from the past. Don't shove it under the rug because it makes you uncomfortable.

I did some work on my snatches yesterday. I was working on form so I didn't go to max, but I OH squatted 145, which was as high as I got on the snatch.

Comment #97 - Posted by: Mike (21/5'10"/170lbs) at June 19, 2010 9:54 AM



I'm freakin stoked about this! I've struggled with my form for a while but I finally got it today! I can't wait to do these again. I had a lot left in my legs, it was stability in my arms that held me back today.

Comment #98 - Posted by: WJC at June 19, 2010 10:05 AM

I feel the OHS alot more in my hip flexors and inner leg than on a regular squat...am I doing it right?

Comment #99 - Posted by: Jack at June 19, 2010 10:08 AM

Crazy... Kristen made that look easy....

185 couldnt jerk overhead - too big of a jump
185 same fail
160 heavy as sin

Comment #100 - Posted by: tooljunky at June 19, 2010 10:14 AM

95, 105, 110, 116(PR), 131(PR), 141(PR), 161(failed), 151(failed), 146(failed), 141(PR)

Comment #101 - Posted by: Jason Crocker at June 19, 2010 10:26 AM

Ok I am just commenting on the quote. Leadership s responsibilty. All that quote means is think for yourself. If you don't then you will be lead the wrong way. Look what happened when people didn't think. Could this apply to present times? I think so.

Comment #102 - Posted by: SCOTT at June 19, 2010 10:26 AM

Didn't quite follow the 1-1-1-1-1-1 structure. I had only been doing OHS with a light wooden dowel, so I warmed up with some light weight at 10 reps, then went down to 5.

I never used weight before but I got up to a 3 rep max with 75 lbs


Comment #103 - Posted by: Bryan Ohr at June 19, 2010 10:42 AM

Tweaked my back during the 5x deadlift wod, so took it easy today, did a lot of 5x ohs warmups, then did 6 115lb 1x

Comment #104 - Posted by: Chris H m/32/148 at June 19, 2010 10:45 AM

@ Dave, Rob, Kristan and Rebecca:


I struggle with body-weight...

115-115-125-125-135(PR at body-weight)-135-135(F)


Comment #105 - Posted by: james.patrick [M/48/66"/135] at June 19, 2010 10:47 AM


75,85,95F,95,105F,65X3, 65 x 9

tied old PR of 95 LB


Comment #106 - Posted by: SANTI at June 19, 2010 10:48 AM

Kevin C and Fit Mom great lifts.

I am one hour post 10 x 100 meter sprints and my legs are already screaming.

No overhead squats for me today, maybe tomorrow.


Comment #107 - Posted by: power-girl at June 19, 2010 10:51 AM

To the people that are outraged by the quote and saying that there are plenty of other quotes out there that could have been used to convey the same message:

I, respectfully, disagree. In my opinion, the quotes on this site are meant to motivate and make us think--to improve us as humans if you will. With that goal in mind, I think this is the _perfect_ quote to use. Here's why:

The quote says that men (people in general) don't think, and therefore, it is fortunate for leaders. This is being said by one of the most despicable humans to ever walk the earth. So the quote should be taken as a warning to us, saying that men (and women) SHOULD think for themselves and be their own person. This is the positive message we should take from the quote. So why do I think it's a perfect quote to get that message across? Case in point is this thread and all of our comments. Everyone (both sides of the argument) is all fired up either criticizing or defending the quote. In other words, we are all THINKING FOR OURSELVES and not blindly following the leader. If HQ put up a quote with the same general message by a "nice" person we all respect it simply would not have received this reaction and, therefore, would not have driven home the point as well as this quote did.

I'm cool with people agreeing or disagreeing with my post/comments, but at least we're all thinking for ourselves, not blindly following someone, and then going out and busting our ass.

Let's all try to have an open mind here--and I'm talking to both sides of this argument. If you close yourself off from learning from certain people--whether it be Hitler or a fellow CFer with a differing opinion--you are limiting yourself, period.

Comment #108 - Posted by: Jim M/25/5'10"/185 at June 19, 2010 10:57 AM

last time got 55lbs

95(PR, not the prettiest ohs but kept it locked out):)

-Butt to medball each time

Comment #109 - Posted by: brittk at June 19, 2010 11:05 AM


Comment #110 - Posted by: Josiah Ertz at June 19, 2010 11:12 AM

OHS rep 5: 115-120-125-(130x4)-130-130-(130x4)-130

Been taking it easy, wts and yoga only last couple days. Hip is getting better. Energy not there yet.
Favoring hip a bit at bottom of squat but glad I am able to squat again.


Comment #111 - Posted by: in8girl at June 19, 2010 11:30 AM

160, 185, 190, 195, 200, 205, 210

Comment #112 - Posted by: B. Rhaly at June 19, 2010 11:40 AM


So here is a little perspective on the quote from a military guy. Let's forget who said it for a minute and then think about what we ask our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines to do in the name of freedom...let's also not forget about our LEO and Firemen as well. If we always thought in the face of death or danger would we ever really have heroes? I'll tell you we might but they would be few and far between. To throw yourself on a grenade to save your buddies, to charge a machine gun nest, to ask to be put down in the middle of Mogadishu to save your fellow Soldiers are not things Soldiers do because they are thinking, they do it because of a much more deep gut reaction and love for their fellow man. Unfortunately, sometimes men don't think and blindly follow out of loyalty, love, or misguided beliefs. Those men are the ones we often fight in far away lands and the ones who fly planes into our buildings. Osama Bin Laden doesn't activly fight our forces and as the leader of Al Qaida isn't he lucky that his men don't think.

Such is this site...I am assuming that this quote is partially a reaction to a some of the comments from the last few days when some were being lambasted for blindly following the CF mainsite programming. Do you think that maybe Coach and Lauren are telling us, "Hey, it's okay to have your own opinions and okay to question the programming." I think they are probably standing up for some of the people that were telling them they didn't like the forward rolls, walking on hands etc...and saying "Isn't it cool that we have a site that people question and think because it only makes us better."

Well at least that is the way I took it.

Hitler was a psychopath...but a lot of men didn't think and allowed his reign of terror. Are we so blind to think it could never happen again? If you think that it can't...just look at some of the things that are happening in Africa right now. I'm off my soap box now. Sorry for the rant.


Comment #113 - Posted by: Dan Blackmon (M/36/5'10"/175lb) at June 19, 2010 11:41 AM


Pr by 20# and first time I've ever achieved a body weight OHS. I've been practicing my OHS by standing in front of a wall with my toes 4 inches from it. This has really forced me to keep my back straight and has made my OHS much more stable.

Comment #114 - Posted by: Jim D. 49/m/165/5'11" at June 19, 2010 11:52 AM


Dan Blackmon....Really well said....Wow...well said...

Comment #115 - Posted by: Memmnoch at June 19, 2010 11:55 AM


Comment #116 - Posted by: Zeb m/29/5'8"/160 at June 19, 2010 11:57 AM

I've noticed quite a few comments recently, especially on thursday with the forward rolls, questioning the programming etc. I see the hitler quote as coach telling us how great we are for questioning him!

Comment #117 - Posted by: carl at June 19, 2010 12:01 PM

to 145, pr

Comment #118 - Posted by: Raph at June 19, 2010 12:13 PM


165 (f)

This was really cool considering my previous best on OHS was 135 on that OHS/Pullup workout.

Comment #119 - Posted by: Flarega 6'4" 220 (1st crossfit workout Nov.23, '09) at June 19, 2010 12:17 PM

say, that's a great dumbbell rack by rogue fitness! wow! it really seems to do a good job of preventing dumbbells from lying on the ground. how can I get one for myself?

Comment #120 - Posted by: phil at June 19, 2010 12:26 PM

did a Beginner's Class @ crossfitnyc.com

1/2 Cindy
5 jumping pull-ups
10 push-ups from knees
15 squats

10:00 min
5 1/3 rounds

Comment #121 - Posted by: chadb m/31/6'2"/200 at June 19, 2010 12:26 PM

#111 Dan Blackmon- Interesting perspective. Thanks for sharing.

#112 Jim D.- Congrats on making the body weight ohs. After today's performance, that is now a goal of mine too.

Comment #122 - Posted by: Kevin C. at June 19, 2010 12:28 PM

CG E-City CrossFit;

Comment #123 - Posted by: Dan Leary at June 19, 2010 12:29 PM

The Hitler quote is no tribute to him. It is warning that men failing to think allows leaders like Hitler to commit horrible atrocities. It is good to know what Hitler thought, so we can avoid future leaders like him.

Comment #124 - Posted by: John at June 19, 2010 12:36 PM

By the way, what was the source for the Hitler quote included above? Something about it makes me question its authenticity. Hitler if he was anything was a true believer - I don't picture him smugly implying he'd fooled everyone.

Comment #125 - Posted by: Pete - Decatur at June 19, 2010 12:59 PM

warmup weights 15-45-95-115
135-155-175-185-195-215-225(not quite standing no full opening on hips)-235(so went higher like Rob and got it on second try)

Amazing how many people are offended by this quote but aren't offended by someone quipping about hitting a snatch just right. The sad thing is that the quote is very true. Whether you like it or not Hitler was a genius and could control the masses by relating to each person in their own style of speech. Sounds familiar to a certain leader in a certain country that I know of. We must be careful with not truly thinking about what smooth talkers say. Nobody in their right mind would argue that Hitler is a good person or what he did was right. The problem is we have insane leaders who are trying to abolish all memory of the Holocaust(Mahmoud Ahmahdinejad sp??). All it would take is for people to blindly follow him to start a new Holocaust. And a certain leader just wants to talk with this guy and is turning against the Jewish people. Make no mistake about it; when a nation persecutes Israel they have always fallen into ruin. Maybe not immediately but surely it happens. Check out history. We must think and not follow. It is true in life, Crossfit, or any arena!

Comment #126 - Posted by: justaman - liberty, sc at June 19, 2010 1:07 PM

75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100(pr), 105(f). *got a few unassisted pullups today:)! Pullup or shutup!

Comment #127 - Posted by: Thinlizzie at June 19, 2010 1:09 PM

#70---I am offended that you are so offended!

For all the folks that have their shorts in a twist over the quote--it'll all be ok--it obviously wasn't posted by Lauren to support some neo-fascist agenda. It was posted to make you think, though, in all fairness, most Americans have become pretty poor at exercising the old cranium these days.

Comment #128 - Posted by: woody at June 19, 2010 1:13 PM

OHS 5-5-5-5-5 (125-140-160-175-190)
DHPU 5-5-5-5-5 (-/-/20/40/60)

Comment #129 - Posted by: Josh M/35/74"/198# at June 19, 2010 1:23 PM

End the hate! Regardless of the content of the quote and who wrote it, the discussion above simply proves its accuracy. The emotional comments were driven out of a sense of morality that was rendered through years of brainwashing. Compare Nazis and the Catholic Church(as an institution and not a religion) they committed more heinous crimes with the mere justification of godliness having raped, killed, tortured and mass murdered many more than the Nazis, yet if the quote had been from a Pope the comments would have been "Thank you for this amazing quote from our Holiness" and would have accepted it as truth wondering if God inspired him!

Comment #130 - Posted by: Victor at June 19, 2010 1:38 PM

Great WOD. I'm looking forward to it this evening; just a few hours in fact.

The vid was great. I get more from watching guys like Lipson and Orlando fail than from watching them beast up weight.
It's this kind of "all go. no quit" effort that I find so refreshing about crossfit.
Can't wait to come to the games and get punked.

Comment #131 - Posted by: Andrew White at June 19, 2010 1:49 PM

125-135-135-145-155-165-165, PR by 10 lbs

"B", 45-65-75-95-115-135-155(f) PR by 70 lbs

Also deadlift 3RM, 335#, 15 lbs below PR. "B", deadlift 5RM, 295#, PR by 20 lbs

Comment #132 - Posted by: Latham Fell M/30/180 at June 19, 2010 2:00 PM

just learning form, so its all PR for me...


Comment #133 - Posted by: Ryno at June 19, 2010 2:09 PM

105 (fail, not deep enough)
105 (fail, not deep enough)
115 (fail, not deep enough)
Tried to concentrate on hitting depth with good form. Did another 15 squats using 115 and 105 weight. I think OHS will go on the "I suck at" board along with everything else FunctFit guys. Still one step at a time Rev, one step at a time.

Comment #134 - Posted by: JonEl FunctFit at June 19, 2010 2:35 PM



This was the 3rd wod that I Have ever done.Think I am hooked

Comment #135 - Posted by: Will Craft at June 19, 2010 2:36 PM

135 (not deep enough)
135 (f)
135 (pr)

Great OHS videos. Definitely motivated me to keep trying 135# until I got it right. Since 135# has been a goal for a while, today is a good day!

Thanks Lauren, Coach, and Tony B. for the great program. HQ Rocks!

Comment #136 - Posted by: Ronnieboy at June 19, 2010 2:44 PM

Attempted MU/Roll/1-leg squat/HS walk WOD. Not a great idea. Too close to lunch. Opted for a beer with lunch. Tapped out after 5 rolls in round 2.

All in all an ill-advised trip to the gym.

Comment #137 - Posted by: bingo at June 19, 2010 2:48 PM

65, 95, 135, 155, 175, 185, 205(pr)

Strength and stability of my shoulders is my limiting factor. First time I pressed the weight from behind the neck to overhead. I can do more weight this way compared to doing a front press. Legs could squat more and core could support more, but my shoulders were wobbling a little bit, so I stopped at 205.

Comment #138 - Posted by: greg 6'3"/212/38 at June 19, 2010 2:53 PM

1) 45#
2) 95#
3) 115#
4) 135#
5) 155#
6) 160#
7) 165#

Comment #139 - Posted by: Arseneault_957 at June 19, 2010 3:11 PM


As rx'd:

130 (PR from here on up)

Looking forward to hitting a bodyweight OHS by year end. And I am heartened to see the Hitler quote and ensuing discussion. It's a grand thing to witness the fearlessness that CrossFit demonstrates in provoking debate and open exchanges among its supporters over ideas that others would just as soon ignore.

As for the quote itself, it is simply among the most articulate expressions of the guiding principle for despots and thugs since the beginning of time. We cannot be reminded enough.

More better faster

Comment #140 - Posted by: Marty at June 19, 2010 3:15 PM

195 (pr)
205 (pr)

A new overhead squat record by 20 pounds! These are funny because getting up into the overhead position and back down is way harder than the actual squat. I did these on a 2 minute timer.

Comment #141 - Posted by: Alton 30yo, 5'11", 175lbs at June 19, 2010 3:16 PM

team workout

800m run
100 box jump
100 kb swings
100 burpees
Med Ball Relay

16:17 - Me & Brian
19:10 - morrow/mikey/vb
19:23 - lama/tara/colleen
19:37 - jack/amanda/rachael
20:57 - winston/franklin/megan

Comment #142 - Posted by: BFCC at June 19, 2010 4:24 PM

165lb.(PR) ass2grass. weighed in @ 157lb.

Comment #143 - Posted by: TRIPKASE m/37/5'7/160 at June 19, 2010 4:29 PM



Comment #144 - Posted by: JimL at June 19, 2010 4:35 PM


OHS: 175/185/185/185/195/195/205

Had an old lady come tell me not to "drop the bumper plates, they make a loud noise and i might break them" i told her that's what they are for, i am not using the other 30+ non-functional machines in the gym so i dont break them, i crossfit nobody else here does...she replied "we have people that crossfit, my boss does"...then go talk to him, he will understand, then i attempted to OHS 205 one more time but failed, too angry haha

Comment #145 - Posted by: Eric-Clint, Texas at June 19, 2010 4:45 PM

Doubled up today. Did O/H Squats (puppy version) as a warm up for CFSB Squat/Press day. Then did yesterday's 10x 100 (posted time under yesterday's comments)

Puppy version 6x5 light weight/work on form
Broom stick x 5
20# bar x 5
45# bar x 5
55 # x 5 ( wobble - weight shifts forwards)
65 # x 5 (f on down position of 5th rep/weight forward)
20 # bar x 5

Comment #146 - Posted by: jeff_Roddy/m49yo/195/71" at June 19, 2010 4:51 PM

definitely an homage to hitler. i mean, who doesn't like hitler!

plus, everyone knows CF is firstly a xenophobic, intolerant community, made up of bigots and racists. right? i mean, that's why i started doing these dumb workouts.

Comment #147 - Posted by: sarcastic at June 19, 2010 4:59 PM

Murphy + vest 48:53 pr

Comment #148 - Posted by: Troy at June 19, 2010 5:03 PM

110 lbs, maybe could have done 135 lbs. I know it's not so heavy, but I'm still satisfied since I'm still rehabilitating from my fractured fibula 3 months ago. Still haven't full ROM, but I'm getting there...

Comment #149 - Posted by: Buuyuu at June 19, 2010 5:07 PM




Could not get centered after pressing the bar up... Can do better, will next time.

I noticed no-one commented on the arm-wrestling video. Why if HQ posting this garbage? Arm-wrestling? Preacher curls? Functional? How so? Yes, functional if I am arm-wrestling someone, but if I am trying to hunt, kill, escape, survive, etc. (i.e functional fitness) hardly functional.

Comment #150 - Posted by: dan m at June 19, 2010 5:14 PM

That dumbbell rack is sweet!.....it will go well with my KB rack.......

Comment #151 - Posted by: A.O. at June 19, 2010 5:16 PM

Right shoulder has a Torn rotator cuff; Surgery is in my near future
Back Squats

Comment #152 - Posted by: Pete In Sun City at June 19, 2010 5:20 PM

ha! he throws weights around like I throw putters!

Comment #153 - Posted by: ischuros at June 19, 2010 5:20 PM

Overhead Squat 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps
111-111-111-111-111-111 (all sloppy, arms slightly bent)-111(failed),89 (better form.
I GOTTA work on OHS!

Comment #154 - Posted by: peejay2 at June 19, 2010 5:46 PM

OK I officially hate overhead squats, but I will keep rolling with them until my form improves. I can squat 250ish 10 times but to do 1 overhead with 115 takes more effort. I did start with 135 thinking I got it, did it twice, dropped it once and terrible form on the other. Gotta love crossfit...

"Times up lets do this!!!" --Leroy

Comment #155 - Posted by: caveman at June 19, 2010 5:47 PM

First time doing these with anything other than an unloaded barbell:


Comment #156 - Posted by: Bob Power at June 19, 2010 5:55 PM


W/U: outdoor bike ride, 5k (leisure pace); OHS 5x5 at 45-55-65-75-85#; OHS, 5x3 at 95-105-115-125-135#.

As Rx: 145-155-165-175-165-155-145#.

C/D: skipped.

Tied 1RM PR at 175#. Last tested my 1RM on 06-06-10, right after a 5RM OHS test. Today, these reps didn't feel all that great for some reason.

Comment #157 - Posted by: rjf (Since 07-20-07. WOD no. 800) at June 19, 2010 6:09 PM

135 (quite a few times to warm up)
185 (fail)

i'm pretty sure i could have gotten more but was afraid to fail in the rec center and break something...

Comment #158 - Posted by: Marky Mark at June 19, 2010 6:21 PM

All bad forms. Struggled to keep my core tight.



Comment #159 - Posted by: Chris G. 43/6'1"/230 at June 19, 2010 6:22 PM

overhead squat x 1
165lb, fail

165lb 06/19/2010
155lb 03/05/2010
155lb 02/03/2010

Comment #160 - Posted by: johnathon in seattle 28/5'8/151 at June 19, 2010 6:43 PM


Comment #161 - Posted by: rox at June 19, 2010 7:05 PM

DL due to Hammy

Comment #162 - Posted by: Jonblaze at June 19, 2010 7:09 PM

31yo M 175lb 5’10”
CFWU x 3, 10 pull ups, 10 ring dips per round
Overhead squat 45lbs x 5-5 65lbs x 5 95lbs x 3-3 115lbs x 2-2

Overhead squat
135lbs x 1
145lbs x 1
155lbs x 1
165lbs x 1
170lbs x F
160lbs x F
145lbs x 1-1-1
3 minutes rest per set
Foam roll after
Compared to 070223: 95lbs max

Comment #163 - Posted by: Sesoku at June 19, 2010 7:27 PM

Bad shoulder got 'loose' at this point, had to shut her down.

Comment #164 - Posted by: troy at June 19, 2010 7:34 PM


Bodyweight! Woohoo! Felt pretty solid, especially at the bottom.

Comment #165 - Posted by: angstadt530 at June 19, 2010 7:35 PM

Todays wod for me.... bball camp for time. Gonna make up ohs tomorrow :)

Comment #166 - Posted by: em :) at June 19, 2010 7:47 PM



First time I hit the triple digits. I'm at the point where my overhead squat is now entirely dependent on my snatch as we don't have a squat rack. I'm looking forward to improving them both.

The squats felt great.... power snatches... not so much.

Comment #167 - Posted by: JuliePlatt at June 19, 2010 7:58 PM

95,115,135,135,135,135,135 vs
95,115,135,155,135,135,135,135 7/24/07

5 min jump rope wu.

Comment #168 - Posted by: kevin o at June 19, 2010 8:22 PM


Comment #169 - Posted by: ccraft at June 19, 2010 8:31 PM

145(Succeeded with bad technique)

Comment #170 - Posted by: do1 m/31/5'11"/160 at June 19, 2010 8:41 PM

To all those who believe that a Hitler quote is some sort of interesting food for thought, or some way to not forget about the past, or any of the other arguments made today about why the quote is acceptable, ask yourselves the following question:

"If I had come onto Crossfit.com today and seen this quote:

'How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.' ~~Osama bin Laden

How would I have reacted?"

Comment #171 - Posted by: Ian J at June 19, 2010 8:57 PM


Weak 190 max

Comment #172 - Posted by: CST at June 19, 2010 9:15 PM

Al Udeid

Adam - 200# (pr) Finally hit 200#
Danielle - 75#
TD - 155#

Finally going back home! Last Al Udeid post.

Comment #173 - Posted by: AdamL at June 19, 2010 9:23 PM

Maxed at 80#. This is my weakest movement by far. Third time doing it. Fingers and arms still going numb but feeling is coming back more quickly. Still working on shoulder flexibility every day, slowly making progress.

Comment #174 - Posted by: jeremy at June 19, 2010 10:27 PM

Loved this WOD!!!




Comment #175 - Posted by: C Piazza at June 19, 2010 10:59 PM

cfwu,95x5, 135x2,135x3


first 4 from ground, remainder to and from rack

Comment #176 - Posted by: Tim 33/165/5'10 at June 19, 2010 11:52 PM


Comment #177 - Posted by: tdhalls at June 20, 2010 4:31 AM


You can CHOOSE not to come onto this site... you can't CHOOSE what is posted as the site does not belong to you... or to any of you other control freaks that seem to have a burning desire to determine the ins/outs of everything in society. Take a deep breath and calm down. Save your energy for moments that really count.

Comment #178 - Posted by: Chris at June 20, 2010 4:44 AM

Topped out at 145, which was a 15lb pr and past my long term goal of 135. I think I had more but hurt my shoulder a bit as i was trying to gently lower the bar to my back after a successful lift. Went too far down the back and had to dump it, but some damage had already been done.

Next goal for ohs: 165 lbs, bodyweight.

Comment #179 - Posted by: Smithy/m/49/5'10"/166 at June 20, 2010 6:21 AM


55 F
60 F

m24/6'1"/163 lbs

Comment #180 - Posted by: Danny G at June 20, 2010 8:36 AM

65, 75, 95, 115, 135, 135, 155

Comment #181 - Posted by: gb at June 20, 2010 8:46 AM

sub'd 5 x 5/135lb
garage, iron, matt spotting

Comment #182 - Posted by: Ajax at June 20, 2010 10:00 AM

135,145,155,165,175,185 miss, 185 good. my wife called depth for me.
m/33/145/ 5'4"

Comment #183 - Posted by: Mark Lovelace, crossfits alone in Bloomsburg at June 20, 2010 10:49 AM

165(old pr)
185(new pr)

Comment #184 - Posted by: Jon at June 20, 2010 12:04 PM

CFWU x 3

OHS Warm-up: 10 x 45lb

WOD: OH Squats 1-1-1-1-1-1-1

1. 95
2. 95
3. 105
4. 115
5. 125
6. 125
7. 135

50 Double-unders


Comment #185 - Posted by: Dean at June 20, 2010 12:14 PM

male, 37 y/o, 68", 149#

95, 105, 105, 115, 125, 110, 110

Comment #186 - Posted by: Karl at June 20, 2010 12:20 PM

210 (PR)

Comment #187 - Posted by: Biggie 26/m/190 at June 20, 2010 1:43 PM


186 (PR)

That was awesome. My previous best was 154 so I PR'd by 32lb! I feel so much stronger in this lift and I think I could have kept going but I decided to stop at the prescribed reps. Next time I'll start higher.

Comment #188 - Posted by: Jordan D. at June 20, 2010 1:46 PM

Overhead Squat:

95 x 1
115 x 1
135 x 1
155 x 1
175 x 1
185 x 1 (pr)

Comment #189 - Posted by: Alfie at June 20, 2010 1:53 PM


just getting back after a couple of weeks...didnt want to go too hard. still pr'd though...

Comment #190 - Posted by: controlfreak at June 20, 2010 2:05 PM


Comment #191 - Posted by: Hale at June 20, 2010 4:34 PM

2010-06-20: 131-180f,177pr@max effort. 133X10.
2010-01-26: 170 in CFT.

Comment #192 - Posted by: gs at June 20, 2010 5:46 PM

WU: 95x5, 105

WOD: 115, 125, 135 (PR), 135, 135, 135, 135

Bodyweight OHS here I come.

Comment #193 - Posted by: M. K. Honcho M/31/5'10"/170 at June 20, 2010 6:08 PM

#168: I would react the exact same way. Both Hitler and Bin Laden are terrible, horrendous people--the worst. I doubt anyone on these forums would argue that. So my reaction wouldn't change at all.

With that said, I don't really get your point. Are you saying that the people who have been defending the posting of the quote would have a different reaction to Bin Laden saying it? If so, I think you're wrong. I think most people defending the quote would feel the same way, regardless of which person said it.

If your point wasn't that the defenders of the quote would have a different reaction then I apologize, but also ask: what was your point?

Comment #194 - Posted by: Jim at June 20, 2010 6:15 PM

200 (f)

185 was a PR by 20. I was able to get 200 overhead, but lost it on the way down. Very happy with how much my OHS has improved.

Comment #195 - Posted by: GleichSTL m/32/177/5'10" at June 20, 2010 6:59 PM


Comment #196 - Posted by: medic8 at June 20, 2010 7:01 PM

started too low and ran out of time

Comment #197 - Posted by: David Lingle at June 20, 2010 7:15 PM

worked up to 155

Comment #198 - Posted by: Jeff & Charity @ CF Snohomish at June 20, 2010 7:52 PM

I wanted to truly find out what I can do with the OHS, so I started a modest weight and was going to work my way up.


I stopped at 3 reps, I was told to put my running shoes back on. I then attempted 145 and felt incredibly unstable, so I left. I can't wear Frees because I have wide feet, so all I'm really left with is lifting barefoot. I need to get to a CrossFit gym or my garage. 5 more months of this deployment...

Comment #199 - Posted by: Allan Jackman at June 20, 2010 9:03 PM

Previous PR 4x122#, using a curling bar, easier to balance when it's shorter

I snatch balanced them up, is that ok?
145 (F on snatch balance)
145!!! PR

Comment #200 - Posted by: FinnishCraig m/22/5'8"/152 at June 20, 2010 9:06 PM


First sets to Warm up my ovrhd Squat

Comment #201 - Posted by: Ronen Gottlib, M/37/5'9/176lbs at June 21, 2010 1:03 AM


Comment #202 - Posted by: Keith M at June 21, 2010 3:47 AM

Just because the quote came from an evil person, does not mean that it is untrue. Most people follow along with a political regime because someone else told them it was the right thing to do. Not because they have researched the topics and made an educated decision on their own. I think that is exactly what is being said. Think for yourself and do not follow blindly.

Comment #203 - Posted by: BK at June 21, 2010 6:08 AM

Overhead Squat 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps

40kg, 42.5kg, 45kg, 47.5kg, 50kg, 52.5kg(pb)(wee happy dance) 53.5kg(pb)(big happy dance), 55kg (not deep enough to count, will get it next time)

2nd wod of the day had been doing slow sprints in the sun.

Good Fun

Comment #204 - Posted by: Elaine, Scotland at June 21, 2010 7:08 AM

Hit a huge PR on this one today... I love OHS, really good at them due to high flexibility. Some people seem to have difficulty if their lower backs or their arms are not flexible, or used to the motion. Personally I find that OHS ensures good mechanics in the squat... to me it feels excellent, maybe even as good as a back squat.


Have a great day everybody.

Comment #205 - Posted by: Slav 22/m/68"/158 at June 21, 2010 7:11 AM

Oops, forgot to mention that the previous PR from March was 165#.

Comment #206 - Posted by: Slav 22/m/68"/158 at June 21, 2010 7:48 AM

warmed up with some heavy front squats

135 - tweaked back, poor form
165 - right knee collapsed, but no harm done
175 (f) - my legs were toast

Love this, thanks

Comment #207 - Posted by: mikeyb at June 21, 2010 8:19 AM

115, 130, 140, 155, 170, 185, 195 (PR)

Then Metcon from Canada Regional

50-40-30-20-10 double unders with 10 burpess after each set


Very inspired by the videos of CrossFit's best doing the WOD's! Keep them coming!

Comment #208 - Posted by: Jeff in Phoenix 6'1''/195 at June 21, 2010 9:12 AM

45, 55, 65 PR, 70, 70, 75, 80 F, 75 F

95, 100, 105 PR, 110, 115 F, 115, 120

Comment #209 - Posted by: George Hernandez (of Chicago) at June 21, 2010 9:16 AM


Comment #210 - Posted by: Wayne at June 21, 2010 9:23 AM


Comment #211 - Posted by: ferb44 at June 21, 2010 10:23 AM


Comment #212 - Posted by: Repto M/39/5'11''/230 at June 21, 2010 10:32 AM

Did anyone notice the quote was from Hitler?

Comment #213 - Posted by: splint at June 21, 2010 11:38 AM

Modified CFWUx2, plus mobility exercises
OHS 95x10


180 (PR)
190 (fail)
190 (PR)
200 (PR)

25 pound PR today! Felt good in warm-up, and had a lot of confidence after 170 went up easy. 190 and 200 were not pretty, but I had good depth.

p.s. WOD 100 of 200 as rx'd in 2010!

Comment #214 - Posted by: Mel/37m/5'10"/175 at June 21, 2010 12:40 PM


Comment #215 - Posted by: Mike C (M/41/5'11"/205) at June 21, 2010 1:24 PM


Comment #216 - Posted by: Chris O. 40yr/m/5'10"/229 at June 21, 2010 1:26 PM


Comment #217 - Posted by: cory at June 21, 2010 2:04 PM

75 pounds

Comment #218 - Posted by: RGD at June 21, 2010 2:18 PM


Comment #219 - Posted by: Shane at June 21, 2010 2:40 PM


Comment #220 - Posted by: J. Soltau at June 21, 2010 3:19 PM


Really need bumpers so I can drop the weight instead of lowering it.

Comment #221 - Posted by: amped 35/M/190/6' at June 21, 2010 3:43 PM

Worked on form, 5 rounds, 10 reps each:

Comment #222 - Posted by: mikes at June 21, 2010 4:02 PM

WOD OHS 1-1-1-1-1-1-1


Flexibility,or lack of holding me back,unlike the expert who finds them sooooo easy !i'll be getting passed on these soon !i had to run,gym was closing didn't get enough time to try for more,plus space in the gym is limited,so quite dangerous.later d/l's,5-3-1,s/p and b/p.

Comment #223 - Posted by: Pedro Barrera Scotland at June 21, 2010 4:51 PM

Run 1200m, 6.28

Ovhd sqt, 215. Back a little gimpy, just cldnt get 225 overhead

Comment #224 - Posted by: apolloswabbie at June 21, 2010 5:24 PM


Need to work on technique.

Worked up to 115 and never felt like I was in proper form. Knees going forward, back pain. I dropped the weight down and still felt uncomfortable. Took off my shoes and it was like magic. That was after after 8 sets so I did another and called it a day. Went out and bought some Vibram KSO's since we can't go barefoot at the gym. Love them!

Comment #225 - Posted by: Clayton at June 21, 2010 6:19 PM

CFWU x 3

155 - fail

Comment #226 - Posted by: Jeremy A. Olive at June 21, 2010 6:21 PM


I hate that we don't have bumper plates at the gym. I'm sure I could have done heavier if I wasn't afraid to drop the weights and damage the floors.

Comment #227 - Posted by: Jean-Paul Lara (26/m/5'10/174) at June 21, 2010 8:48 PM

Max 95lb

Form needs lots of work.

Comment #228 - Posted by: Doss at June 21, 2010 9:13 PM


Comment #229 - Posted by: Andy at June 22, 2010 6:00 AM


Comment #230 - Posted by: The polish rifle at June 22, 2010 6:31 AM


Comment #231 - Posted by: Edwin 27/M/68"/170 at June 22, 2010 8:50 AM

M 36/5'10"/170


Comment #232 - Posted by: Rholl at June 22, 2010 10:21 AM

23 / M / 5'9" / 135lbs

Did this Monday.


Comment #233 - Posted by: BC at June 22, 2010 3:03 PM

age 20 bw 170

135/155/175/185/195/200/205 (f)

pr. felt great. put bar on top rack and took it out in locked-out overhead position

Comment #234 - Posted by: Chris S at June 22, 2010 6:25 PM

as rx'd

125 (f)

Comment #235 - Posted by: Ryan P./17/M/170/5'11" at June 22, 2010 7:49 PM

65kg (just)

Comment #236 - Posted by: JT at June 22, 2010 10:21 PM

50 kg
55 kg
55 kg
58 kg (f), close but no cigar
55 kg
55 kg
55 kg

Comment #237 - Posted by: Mik at June 23, 2010 1:47 AM


Comment #238 - Posted by: Bells 37/6"1"/195 at June 23, 2010 5:18 AM

35yom / 197lbs

Overhead Squats 1-1-1-1-1-1-1

65 x 1
75 x 1
75 x 1
85 x 1
85 x 1
95 x 1
105 x 1 (form)

Started out a little shaky, then nailed the form, then realized how much easier these are when you widen your grip on the bar. Could have gone higher, but ran out of sets. Would like to get 135# next time.

Comment #239 - Posted by: Bphantom at June 23, 2010 5:24 AM


sub'd 7x DB squats with 2x 50# DB's

Comment #240 - Posted by: Jeff H at June 23, 2010 6:30 AM

first time doing OHS. got up to 150# on last rep

Comment #241 - Posted by: Dave Woods (m/20/6'1"/185) at June 23, 2010 6:44 AM

@ the sweatbox
did a crossfit football wod

AMRAP in 10 min
3 ohs 95#
50 yard sprint
5 strict pu

did wod with 20lb weighted vest

8 rds

Comment #242 - Posted by: N_Rahim 28/m/145# at June 23, 2010 4:11 PM

CrossFit Football WOD.

AMRAP in 10 minutes:
95# Overhead squats x 3
50 Yard sprint
5 Strict pull-ups
10 rounds

"Mrs. Wobbly"
AMRAP in 10 minutes:
65# Overhead squats x 3
50 Yard sprint
5 Pull-ups
9 rounds + 3 OHS

Comment #243 - Posted by: Miyagi 30/m/162.6# at June 23, 2010 6:44 PM


Comment #244 - Posted by: cbecker at June 24, 2010 5:20 AM

still cautious with back on OHS, not going heavy:

135 lbs 7x3

Comment #245 - Posted by: dsm19 / 31 / 6'0 / 210 at June 24, 2010 7:25 AM

Finally hit 135! And my form looked good. Been stuck at 115 forever. Not sure about going heavier unless I find a place with bumper plates.

Comment #246 - Posted by: ecp2 at June 24, 2010 7:36 AM

140 (pr)

Comment #247 - Posted by: GU997 M/41/185/5'10" at June 24, 2010 2:18 PM



Comment #248 - Posted by: nat&chris at June 24, 2010 4:38 PM

did this immediately after yesterdays sprints


previous pr was 85#. Felt pretty good. Couldn't do one of these with the bar 5 months ago when I started.

Comment #249 - Posted by: illis m/29/160/5'10 at June 24, 2010 7:29 PM

Got up to 135 lbs. Nothing posted from back in '07

Comment #250 - Posted by: Kyle A. at June 24, 2010 9:28 PM


40-50-60-65PR-70PR-75f-75PR kg

Comment #251 - Posted by: Memuc at June 25, 2010 2:44 AM

CFWU x 3; TDY to Eglin


Finally "feeling" the OHS.

Comment #252 - Posted by: F15E_WSO/48/6'/180 at June 25, 2010 5:04 AM



Comment #253 - Posted by: JBreakey m/18/5'11"/158 at June 25, 2010 3:06 PM

did a crossfit football wod

as many rounds in 10 minutes of:

3 x 95 lb ohs
50 yd sprint
5 strict pullups

11 rounds

Comment #254 - Posted by: al deezy (33-m-155) at June 25, 2010 4:29 PM

overhead squat 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
205, 225 (fail), 215, 215, 220, 225, 230

Comment #255 - Posted by: Timmy B - M/24/6'3"/220# at June 25, 2010 5:51 PM

Overhead Squat 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps

45-65-70-75-80-85 Miss-75-80 Miss-75

Compare to 070223


Comment #256 - Posted by: Louis Herrera 51 70" 178 at June 25, 2010 8:03 PM

Overhead Squats are my arch nemesis. After looking and feeling like a baby giraffe fresh from the womb on the first 2 sets with 135lbs, I decided to drop down to 95lbs and work on my form. So I wound up doing:

3x10 at 95lbs
1x8 at 95lbs
2x5 at 95lbs

Followed by some heavy power clean practice at 175/185.

Comment #257 - Posted by: Matt I. M/29/235/5'11" at June 25, 2010 11:12 PM

155 (fail)


Comment #258 - Posted by: Logan S at June 26, 2010 8:30 AM

CJx3: 95,135,155,185,205,225,235x2
Clean+3xJerks: 135x3,x3,x3

5rnds of 5 box pyramid jumps down and back

95x5-135-155-185-205-225-255 PR

Long day, but a PR is always welcome. Depth to parallel, but should be lower. Tight hips.


Comment #259 - Posted by: brian p at June 26, 2010 10:40 AM

135 f
135 f

Comment #260 - Posted by: schinizel/m/31/5'9/150 at June 27, 2010 4:32 PM

95-115-135-145-95x6-95x6-95x7 (no squat rack)
45 all 7 rounds

Comment #261 - Posted by: hub m/29/6'/165 at June 27, 2010 9:28 PM


as rx'd
150, 155, 160, 165, 170, 175, 175(PR)

Comment #262 - Posted by: Francis Vu Nguyen at June 27, 2010 10:23 PM

31/m/71"/175#/West Fort Hood Gym, TX

175 PR
175 fail
175 fail

Comment #263 - Posted by: Archer6479 at June 28, 2010 1:54 PM

CFWU-3. Reg except 12 pushups instead of HSPU 3rd. Superman. Burgener. DU.
F @ 195 twice. Couldn't get weight above head. Didn't feel I was getting real good workout as far as OHS concerned since weight wasn't really heavy in that regard.
Rowed 1000m 3:41

Comment #264 - Posted by: jrm at June 28, 2010 6:43 PM


Comment #265 - Posted by: nsb at June 28, 2010 7:47 PM

As Rx'd

1 - 95
2 - 115
3 - 135
4 - 155
5 - 165
6 - 175(f)
7 - 175

Barely made it down to getting hips at/below knee level

Comment #266 - Posted by: XAF at June 28, 2010 10:10 PM


Comment #267 - Posted by: gepeto at June 29, 2010 12:15 AM

progressed to 95lb X3
lotsa practice with 45 lb

Comment #268 - Posted by: footdoc at June 29, 2010 7:26 AM


Comment #269 - Posted by: bubbles M/35/185/69" at June 29, 2010 9:34 AM

185 (old PR)
205 (PR)

Comment #270 - Posted by: MoGreene at June 29, 2010 10:48 AM


Comment #271 - Posted by: Jon M 22/6'2/205 at June 29, 2010 4:17 PM


125 (f)



Comment #272 - Posted by: EMelton at July 1, 2010 11:46 AM

75, 85, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115

Comment #273 - Posted by: Manchild at July 2, 2010 12:29 PM


Comment #274 - Posted by: MaroonSwim at July 2, 2010 9:57 PM


Comment #275 - Posted by: Alex B (M/26/73/200) at July 6, 2010 2:05 AM

OHSQ: 65,75,85,90,95,100,105

Comment #276 - Posted by: Harpo m/43/5'7" at July 11, 2010 11:53 AM

95, 115-125-135-135-135-135-135

Matt: 5x5

Comment #277 - Posted by: Doug at July 12, 2010 11:22 AM


Comment #278 - Posted by: smithwick's at July 15, 2010 12:20 PM


165 (pr)

Comment #279 - Posted by: ceaver at July 27, 2010 4:09 PM

First time I've been able to get some weight on the bar. Lame numbers, but stoked I'm finally making progress with these.

77 (fail)
77 (fail)


Comment #280 - Posted by: JonK at August 3, 2010 5:06 PM

Almost had 195 (body weight) but lost it on the way up.

Comment #281 - Posted by: chaps at September 17, 2010 12:31 PM


Overhead Squat 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps


Comment #282 - Posted by: Chad at October 6, 2010 2:23 PM


Comment #283 - Posted by: Michal at October 19, 2010 6:20 AM

2010-11-09: 185(pr)
2010-06-20: 180f,177pr@max effort.
2010-01-26: 170 in CFT.

Comment #284 - Posted by: gs at November 11, 2010 5:27 PM

2010-12-04: 187 in CFT
2010-11-09: 185
2010-06-20: 177pr@max effort
2010-01-26: 170 in CFT

Comment #285 - Posted by: gs at December 4, 2010 2:07 PM

2011-01-06: 200 (Rest day)
2010-12-04: 187 (CFT)
2010-11-09: 185
2010-06-20: 177
2010-01-26: 170 (CFT)

Comment #286 - Posted by: gs at January 6, 2011 2:07 PM


practiced OHS w/ a 45# bar

Comment #287 - Posted by: Bill Gibson at February 3, 2011 5:47 PM


Comment #288 - Posted by: dcyn at January 28, 2012 8:15 PM
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