September 28, 2010

Tuesday 100928

Rest Day


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Carolyn Snock, Glacier National Park.

"Amazing Grace: You Can Fight Cancer" through Barbells for Boobs, CrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]

"Weightlifting Mindset" for the 2010 CrossFit/USAW Weightlifting Open with Casey and Natalie Burgener - video [wmv] [mov]

Ludwig van Beethoven, Sinfonia N. 6 in F Major Op. 68 "Pastorale".

"What You Pawn I Will Redeem" - Sherman Alexie.

"Boxing Lessons" by Gordan Marino, The New York Times.

Post thoughts to comments.

Posted by lauren at September 28, 2010 5:00 PM

I'm new to this whole crossfit thing. Haven't seen any bicep curls in the past workouts. When do we get to do them? I need to get my pump on!

Comment #1 - Posted by: stanley at September 27, 2010 5:09 PM

Sorry Stanley, but if you ever see bicep curls on the mainpage WOD it's certainly a cold day in hell. Read the crossfit journal or check the forums for more information regarding this subject.

Comment #2 - Posted by: Eric at September 27, 2010 5:14 PM

@ Stanley - bicep curl WOD's are in the beginning of the week when you are most rested.....usually the next workout is single arm supported reverse wrist curls supersetted with reverse rhomboid lower trap shrugs....enjoy.

Comment #3 - Posted by: Tony at September 27, 2010 5:17 PM


Great response man. I'm laughing my ass off.

Comment #4 - Posted by: Jonathan at September 27, 2010 5:26 PM

100927 Rx'ed


Comment #5 - Posted by: Quinn McCutchen M/41/150/5'10" at September 27, 2010 5:40 PM

oh tony be nice lol

Comment #6 - Posted by: tyler duniho at September 27, 2010 5:42 PM

most crossfitters do reverse curls anyway when they do their power cleans.

Comment #7 - Posted by: Jorge at September 27, 2010 5:51 PM

Finally proof of what we all knew about High Fructose Corn Syrup killing our society. This study also proves that high sugar/HFCS diets are worse than high fat diets...hmmmm.....sound familiar?

Comment #8 - Posted by: Scotty T (TX) at September 27, 2010 6:04 PM

100927 Rx'ed

It was my birthday WOD...12:04

Comment #9 - Posted by: Alex at September 27, 2010 6:08 PM

there is a section for adults and a section fr kids so what do teenage girls fall under?

Comment #10 - Posted by: Jamie at September 27, 2010 6:21 PM

Thinking of breast cancer and prevention, Mrs. bingo has a cousin who has started a foundation dedicated to teaching young women, high school and college age, the benefits of self-exam. At the risk of offending the mods and the filters the site is: (WFS)

You can also find Leigh and her foundation on Facebook.

Enjoy the Rest Day. I'm gonna tackle the DL/Push-up debacle tomorrow.

Comment #11 - Posted by: bingo at September 27, 2010 6:44 PM

Epic image, makes me a bit dizzy to look at it!

Comment #12 - Posted by: Kent at September 27, 2010 7:11 PM

Stanley, do chin ups.

Comment #13 - Posted by: Keith M at September 27, 2010 7:24 PM

Dyno, I agree w/ you on that. I notice I have to check myself for my arrogance when it comes to health and fitness and other forms of exercise.

Comment #14 - Posted by: Keith M at September 27, 2010 7:28 PM

i feel like doing a workout tomorrow... is anyone doing a specific wod or hero workout? any suggestions? thanks!

Comment #15 - Posted by: dan d at September 27, 2010 7:44 PM

um... this picture is photo shopped. if it's not i will eat my hat.

Comment #16 - Posted by: I_Man at September 27, 2010 7:53 PM

I't think i'll make it up to Glacier park next summer. Wifes parents stay a few mins from there. Heard the winter view is pretty nice to say the least.

Comment #17 - Posted by: B-Rad at September 27, 2010 7:54 PM

Enjoyed Alexie's Story. The passing references to the deaths of Junior, and the Aleuts, as well as the disappearances of Iren, Honey Boy, and Rose of Sharon remind me of the similarly brief (though longer in coming) reports of the deaths of Mrs. Ramsay, Prue and Andrew in Woolf's "To the Lighthouse" - suggests some commonality between Jackson Jackson and Lily Briscoe.

Wanted to enjoy Marnio's essay (enjoy seeing anyone give mind/body dualism a few jabs). However, Marino failed, it seems to me, to make much of a connection between the physical courage required to take a hit in the ring, and the moral courage sometimes required to "do the right thing". He suggests the connection (and I think there can be one), but he doesn't provide much of anything by way of explanation of this connection. Perhaps boxing fortifies the moral courage of the man or woman who already has it.

Comment #18 - Posted by: Prolix at September 27, 2010 8:19 PM

CAROLYN! Awesome pic! Let me know if you want to play at Local again. I'll be by soon to see Shannon. Hope your pull ups are coming along. You were a great student!

Comment #19 - Posted by: christmas at September 27, 2010 8:23 PM

I think Stanely is just joking

Comment #20 - Posted by: Blanco at September 27, 2010 8:36 PM

Love Sherman Alexie!

Comment #21 - Posted by: Joanna at September 27, 2010 10:38 PM

My now deleted post at #20 was an attempt at crossfit humour in the self-deprecatory style, but nein, es war nicht lustig!

Comment #22 - Posted by: Prolix at September 28, 2010 12:14 AM

Hey, I'll do the B for B workout at the New Haven box while I am on the road, in solidarity and because I like the workout.

But I've told the trainer there and I've told the Crossfit Orange box here at home, too, that supporting early mammography seems to me the opposite of Crossfit's self-reliant, evidence-based approach to health.

For literature review, see Nortin Hadler, "Breast Cancer Prevention: Screening the Evidence", in Worried Sick: a Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America.

Comment #23 - Posted by: vietnamlit at September 28, 2010 1:40 AM

Been lurking a while now... First post. 9:59 Rx'd

Comment #24 - Posted by: eFog at September 28, 2010 2:27 AM

I saw a commercial on network television with a woman commenting on a study of high fructose corn syrup showing it is the same on/in the body as cane sugar.

She is careful not to say it is "healthy" or good for you. Just that it is the same.

However, the commercial is obviously trying to make it sound healthy.


Comment #25 - Posted by: Pokey at September 28, 2010 3:16 AM

Did WOD from 27-Sep-2010 (see details there)

Comment #26 - Posted by: hypnotodd m/36/5'8"/155 at September 28, 2010 3:17 AM

Start eating your hat I_man. this picture is most certainly NOT photoshoped. That is the true beauty of Glacier National Park and an awesome CrossFit Local member Carolyn :) Yeah Carolyn! I am so excited this picture made the main site.

Comment #27 - Posted by: Becky N at September 28, 2010 4:57 AM

(Thanks Becky) Eat up I_man. You really do need to go there to believe the beauty of it all. This was my favorite pic from the whole trip!

Comment #28 - Posted by: Carolyn S at September 28, 2010 5:09 AM

(Thanks Becky). Eat up I_man. You have to actually go there to experience the true beauty of it all. This was my favorite picture from the trip!

Comment #29 - Posted by: Carolyn S at September 28, 2010 5:21 AM

Crossfit sri ram ashram,India

Yesterday WOD


Comment #30 - Posted by: Arvind at September 28, 2010 6:37 AM

Thanks for the Alexie link.

One more appeal to aviators in AFGHANISTAN: I'm with a helicopter heavy-lift outfit, possibly heading over and looking for some pointers. Please reply directly to me at so we don't clog the board.


Comment #31 - Posted by: hazmat at September 28, 2010 6:42 AM

Thanks for the Alexie link.

One more appeal to aviators in AFGHANISTAN: I'm with a helicopter heavy-lift outfit, possibly heading over and looking for some pointers. Please reply directly to me at so we don't clog the board.


Comment #32 - Posted by: hazmat at September 28, 2010 7:08 AM

How's that hat taste I_man?

Carolyn, told you this would make the mainpage =)

Comment #33 - Posted by: Chad E at September 28, 2010 7:15 AM


I'm guessing you'd fall under the regular WoD but scale back =) How old exactly?

Comment #34 - Posted by: John at September 28, 2010 7:29 AM

The interesting part of the boxing article is the Aristotelean idea that you have to practice - literally, train - to be moral. We are more used to thinking morality is something you either have or don't have. The corollary is that by overprotecting your children, you deprive them of the opportunity to get such training.

Comment #35 - Posted by: Kamper M/46/200/74" at September 28, 2010 9:27 AM

ive done crossfit for about 3 years now sadily had to take 3 months off this summer now just comin back into crossfit after a fracture to my c7 vert. any ideas on rehabin back into shape?
my pull up stamina and enduance is shot along with alot of muscle mass. any ideas on getin back to full recorvery would be much apreciated
thanks brandon

cant wait to distroy these WODS again.

Comment #36 - Posted by: Brandon 18/m/155 injured at September 28, 2010 9:36 AM

Hello DOMS!!! GeeZe-a-mighty!!! Woke up w/ every single muscle in my body sore from death by pull-ups & yesterday's WOD.. Niece!!!

Comment #37 - Posted by: Robbyhernz at September 28, 2010 10:16 AM

Jamie, #10,

Teenagers, whether girls or boys, are Crossfit Kids. Anyone under 18yo is Crossfit Kids. It is appropriate for you to do the CFK program, not a scaled version of the Main Page or regular Crossfit. Check out the Crossfit Kids link on the left hand side of the website for the CFK WOD.

Welcome aboard.

Comment #38 - Posted by: bingo at September 28, 2010 11:00 AM

The recent deadlift workout had me thinking of a workout I tried once. Here it is:

40 deadlift (body weight or more), 10 Burpees
30 DL, 20 Burpees
20 DL, 30 Burpees
10 DL, 40 Burpees

Has anyone tried something similar? What did you think?

Comment #39 - Posted by: superprep at September 28, 2010 11:02 AM

12:06, as rx'd.

Comment #40 - Posted by: Darol at September 28, 2010 12:00 PM

Jaime #37,

Why is a teen not to do a modified version of the main website? Do we modify the way kids run, climb, swim, and jump? Why not teach them at an early age the correct way of doing olympic lifts and the sort? As long as they don't max out and work more on technique than strength, I don't see any negative issues.

I would like to know your thoughts...

Comment #41 - Posted by: Robert at September 28, 2010 2:02 PM


did "lynne" today because i'm probably not going to have time to do tomorrow's wod

5 rounds for max reps of: bench bodyweight, pullups....
18, 24
11, 16
9, 14
9, 14
7, 12
total reps: 54, 80

last time...
17, 21
13, 13
10, 12
7, 12
6, 10
total reps: 53, 68

Comment #42 - Posted by: Dan Lav at September 28, 2010 2:23 PM


Made up yesterday's deadlift/push-ups WOD:

14:06, as Rx'ed (PR)

Deadlifts unbroken, LOTS of breaks on the push-ups.
Previous time from March was 20:26.

mas-how did it go for you?

Comment #43 - Posted by: Kevin C. at September 28, 2010 3:36 PM

Hey crossfit group, I am looking for some help. I was wondering if anyone that posts here lives in or around Corona CA. I am taking a job transfer to corona effective this sunday! I plan to look for a room to rent when i get there, I thought I would put the word out on this site and see if there is someone that could help me. I am looking for a room or basement apt for oct nov and dec, until my wife and son move out to join me. I alos just wanted to find out if anyone has a garage gym or belongs to a crossfit gym and would like someone to workout with sometimes. I do not know many people there yet, so an occasional workout partner would be cool. Feel free to send me a message! Thanks.

Comment #44 - Posted by: Allen in IA 34/6'1"/181 at September 28, 2010 4:17 PM

Love the "Pastorale" Symphony; first ever programmatic piece of music and a fine work of Beethoven's.

Did 10 rds. 135lb. DL, 15 reps and 15 push-ups: 13:40.

Comment #45 - Posted by: guitarman29 at September 28, 2010 7:33 PM

Anyone who liked the Alexie short might also like, "Indian Killer," and "Reservation Blues," two novels by Sherman Alexie; the former is my favorite.

Comment #46 - Posted by: Espinosa m/25/5'11"/165 at September 29, 2010 9:24 PM

12 rounds + 4 kb swings

Comment #47 - Posted by: dandanima at October 6, 2010 12:22 PM

Rest Day-travel

Comment #48 - Posted by: MNinKC at November 14, 2010 6:13 AM
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