October 10, 2010

Sunday 101010

Rest Day


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Jim Duwve, 265lb family squat.

"CrossFit Fort Vancouver: Programming for the Games", CrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]

"It Changed My Life: Anthony Torres" - video [wmv] [mov]

Anton Bruckner, Symphony no. 8 1st Mov., Part 1, Part 2.

E.B. White - Once More to the Lake.

Watch "The Child-Driven Education" by Sugata Mitra, TED Talks.

Post thoughts to comments.

Posted by lauren at October 10, 2010 5:00 PM

Ok so not fair. I have had 3 grown people on my back in the water!! And we said we were going to take a picture of it and send it into HQ. Then our camera died right as it happened! and then I see this! Why didn't we get batteries and try again?? AHH!!
Great picture.

Comment #1 - Posted by: Joey at October 9, 2010 5:12 PM

JIM! Congrats on the main site love!

Coach B's surgery was yesterday. Good to see him back on Facebook so quickly. Now heal up quickly so I can get humbled at your gym :)

It's only 1 week past the CF/USAW Weightlifting Open, and all I can think of is next time I compete. I'm thinking the 2011 rendition will be twice as good! Today's training:

Snatch practice at 70kg, 10 attempts, 7 good lifts.
C&J practice at 90kg, 4 attempts, 3 good lifts.

Comment #2 - Posted by: H E R M at October 9, 2010 5:34 PM

JIM!!!!!! Nice squat brotha!!

Comment #3 - Posted by: Cookie 43/5'6"/mom of 3 at October 9, 2010 5:38 PM

Awesome picture.

Comment #4 - Posted by: Adam S. (M/24/5'6"/175) at October 9, 2010 5:53 PM

Too funny! Jim D sends me an email today saying he's sorry we'll miss each other while he is in Cleveburg and I am in San Diego, and here I get to "meet" him on the main page.

Cheers, Jim...lovely picture and lovely family.

Musings to come...

Comment #5 - Posted by: bingo at October 9, 2010 6:11 PM

Shout out to Anthony! Congrats on making the main site! You are lookin' ripped!! CrossFit has changed my life too :)

Comment #6 - Posted by: Corina at October 9, 2010 8:38 PM

Hi all!

I am engaging in a battle with the University Of Manitoba up here in Canada. I am taking them to task about their policy on no bare foot training, however Flip Flops acceptable. I have a few studies that I am referencing already but if anyone knows any great resource out there, please let me know.



stpauls40 at hotmail.com

Comment #7 - Posted by: Cameron at October 9, 2010 10:00 PM

cameron #6 -

wear vff's. or get them to run 400 in flip flops.

then rest your case !

Comment #8 - Posted by: BL at October 9, 2010 10:55 PM

Great Pic. He looks like he was in some pain doing that

Comment #9 - Posted by: Lawrence at October 9, 2010 10:57 PM

Appreciate the love for E.B. White. One of the great essayists of the last century.

Comment #10 - Posted by: Svor/29/175 at October 9, 2010 11:50 PM

J-I-M! Great pic!

Comment #11 - Posted by: StrongLilPony at October 10, 2010 4:32 AM

"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."

-- Charles Darwin

Comment #12 - Posted by: John B at October 10, 2010 6:45 AM

Surely the strongest and most intelligent of the species would be the most responsive to change?

I get the bearded ones point, however I'm not sure he has thought that one through.

Comment #13 - Posted by: Dave at October 10, 2010 10:26 AM

I must say I was surprised to see that picture on the main site. I didn't know it was on until I received an e-mail from Bingo.

10-10-10 My mothers 73rd birthday. How coincidental.

The squat was actually 285 lbs and I started it in about 3 1/2 feet of water. The pained look on my face was from holding my breathe while trying to control the swaying motion of the girls trying to balance. I had to start it as low as I could get (ATA) in order to get my nieces legs over my shoulders. My nephew took the picture a little soon but, we did make it to full extension.

Comment #14 - Posted by: Jim D. 50/5'11"/165 at October 10, 2010 11:08 AM

Cameron! You go to the university of Manitoba?! I do too! Do you do mainsite? Do you go to the grotto?

I'm currently training 3 guys at school and I'm on the Olympic weightlifting team and I do CF in the mornings. I just found out there is a brand new CF box in Max Bell and I'm trying to figure out whose it is!! I thought I was alone at the university. Contact me, we definitely need to chat. It's good to know there are other CFers at U of M.

You can email me at derksenjordan@gmail.com

Comment #15 - Posted by: Jordan D. at October 10, 2010 12:27 PM

Sunday musings (little thoughts)...

1) Community. There is a lovely woman who met an equally lovely man here on the Main Page comments. Seems she needed a little help with a lift or exercise and he offered some offline advice. they eventually met, again a CF connection, and they are now engaged to be married.

Online to Offline...the so-called O2O is alive and well here and has been for quite some time. Congrats to H e r m and Cookie! May your blessings be on the way.

2) Enough. There is a woman who works for me in my day job. She comes from very modest means, and she has a job that pays a modest wage. She has realized, though, that what she has is still more than what she needs, and she has reached out to family that has even less, taking in a nephew who had nowhere else to turn.

This was, once upon a time, a rather common thing, back in the Depression and all. We've done it Chez Bingo taking in our "Spare Son" Alex, but we surely have extra, if you know what I mean. It is an expression of some deep goodness, some very deep understanding of what it means to have "enough" when you are like my staff member, with rather little actually, to still know that you have some to give.

It's very humbling to watch. Have you enough? Have you some you could give?

I'll see you next week...

Comment #16 - Posted by: bingo at October 10, 2010 1:24 PM

Jim D.-great picture. Happy b'day to your mother.

Comment #17 - Posted by: Kevin C. at October 10, 2010 2:37 PM

Gotta take about 2 months off of crossfit and its killing me! I have a hernia and I am having surgery in November. Probably have poor form in some part of my lifting so when I get back into crossfit I'm going to have to evaluate that.

Random question though, How come we don't ever do lateral box jumps? I think that would be a good addition to the WODs

Also, what is the communities thoughts on cross training? I am a triathlete and I am wondering if crossfit is going to be a benefit or should I just train for my races the normal way? Swim. Bike. Run.


Comment #18 - Posted by: Bryan at October 10, 2010 3:14 PM

As always, I love your musings Bingo! Today hit very close to the heart, I am a single mom and struggle but make it. Thank you for reminding me to ask myself if there is something I can give to pay forward the kindness I have received from others. Pay something forward tomorrow...

Comment #19 - Posted by: Sandy at October 10, 2010 3:30 PM

Decided to do 10 1.5 kb swings and 400 meter run w/ 50 lb sandbag, 20 minutes for rounds. 6 rounds+ 10 kb swings.

Comment #20 - Posted by: J.R. at October 10, 2010 7:15 PM

I think the Ted piece says more about children's ability and hunger to learn and teach (the iniquity of poverty is heartbreaking isn't it?) than about the computer's efficacy as a tool for teaching and learning. I don't think computers will make teachers obsolete (unless we educate our children to be Jeopardy contestants), though they will change teachers' roles.

I enjoyed White's essay - more than anything else (aside for the idea of taking the train to a country vacation spot) the references to "boy" rather than 'child' or 'son' took the reminiscence back beyond living memory for me....did my father's father (who died before my birth) call my father "boy"? "Let's see the boy's report card." "The boy had four put-outs by the the middle of the third." "The boy will go to bed without supper tonight." "The boy's enlisted."

Comment #21 - Posted by: Prolix at October 10, 2010 8:44 PM

Congrats Jim! That picture just shouts "JOY!". What a beautiful family, and, coming from you, an incredible lift is unsurprising. I'm only sorry it came on a rest day.


Comment #22 - Posted by: mas 53/155/m at October 11, 2010 11:05 AM

Bryan: Take a look at crossfitendurance.com and se what you think of it.

Comment #23 - Posted by: J├Ârund at October 11, 2010 12:08 PM

Love the essay. Going to email it to my father now. We used to fish together all the time. ;)

I think I'll figure out something great to do with him when we see each other over Thanksgiving. Pay it forward...

Comment #24 - Posted by: Slav 22/m/5'8"/163 at October 11, 2010 2:09 PM

10, 20, 8, 11, 15


Comment #25 - Posted by: nate schrader at October 11, 2010 4:51 PM

It's only 1 week past the CF/USAW Weightlifting Open, and all I can think of is next time I compete. I'm thinking the 2011 rendition will be twice as good! Today's training:

Snatch practice at 70kg, 10 attempts, 7 good lifts.

Comment #26 - Posted by: Cystic Fibrosis at October 12, 2010 9:43 AM

I think that this TED talk also touches on something important to every trainer, the Pygmalion Effect.
Master that, and your athletes will improve beyond what you see now.

Comment #27 - Posted by: unclecrazyhorse at October 12, 2010 3:50 PM


Comment #28 - Posted by: Lucie at October 13, 2010 11:52 AM
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