January 12, 2011

Wednesday 110112

Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:
Row 250 meters
25 Push-ups

Josh Everett 9 rounds + 129 meters, Rob Miller 8 rounds + 20 push-up, Kristan Clever 8 rounds, Kevin Montoya 7 rounds + 19 push-up, Michael Giardina 7 + 241 meter.
Post rounds completed to comments.


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CrossFit Santa Cruz.

"Teaching the Pull-up to a Large Group: Part 2" with Adrian Bozman and Lisa Ray, CrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]

"Tahoe Throwdown: Rogue Vs. Again Faster Part 3" by Sevan Matossian, CrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]

Secret footage from the CrossFit Santa Cruz heinie photo - video [wmv] [mov]

"Are Americans Wusses or Just Fond of Trash Talk?" by Jeffrey Zaslow, The Wall Street Journal.

Posted by lauren at January 12, 2011 5:00 PM

Seems like I knew this!

Comment #1 - Posted by: swany at January 11, 2011 5:01 PM

CrossFit is so cool.

Comment #2 - Posted by: Brian at January 11, 2011 5:01 PM

Here we go...

Comment #3 - Posted by: Hew Fung at January 11, 2011 5:01 PM


Comment #4 - Posted by: Josh at January 11, 2011 5:01 PM


Comment #5 - Posted by: Mayta at January 11, 2011 5:02 PM


Comment #6 - Posted by: Troy at January 11, 2011 5:02 PM

Oh that's awesome

Comment #7 - Posted by: Shaw at January 11, 2011 5:03 PM

Ms. Santa Clara has got my vote!!!!

Comment #8 - Posted by: Adam at January 11, 2011 5:03 PM


Comment #9 - Posted by: Andrew at January 11, 2011 5:04 PM

I love how one gets brow beat by the mods left and right on the forum for forgetting to put WFS on a link. What's next HSPU with a full monty? You stay classy CF.

Comment #10 - Posted by: Chris at January 11, 2011 5:04 PM

im just not feeling it with this picture of santa cruz. maybe the trendy vibe

Comment #11 - Posted by: mike t at January 11, 2011 5:04 PM

That dude only has one shoe on!

Comment #12 - Posted by: Al Schneider at January 11, 2011 5:05 PM

what's next no socks?!

From such a large choice of pictures, you've take this one! WOW!

Comment #13 - Posted by: matt at January 11, 2011 5:06 PM

Santa Cruz's answer to Potomac CF's pic on Dec 29?

Comment #14 - Posted by: Mariah at January 11, 2011 5:06 PM

Al #12

You like at that picture and THAT is what you have to say?! ha

Comment #15 - Posted by: Kenny Quirk at January 11, 2011 5:07 PM

That pic is F-ing hilarious

Comment #16 - Posted by: PVB at January 11, 2011 5:07 PM

I love how these pics are showing up more and more. HAHAHAHAHAHA

Comment #17 - Posted by: Gregford at January 11, 2011 5:08 PM

hahaha, classic picture, cant wait to read all the bitching this is gonna bring. By the way, girl in the middle, you win!

Comment #18 - Posted by: Greg at January 11, 2011 5:09 PM

hahaha, classic picture, cant wait to read all the bitching this is gonna bring. By the way, girl in the middle, you win!

Comment #19 - Posted by: Greg at January 11, 2011 5:09 PM

I noticed the missing shoe too!

Comment #20 - Posted by: Amykr F/38/5'9"/143 at January 11, 2011 5:10 PM

Love it!

Comment #21 - Posted by: Mike at January 11, 2011 5:11 PM

ahhahh ya'll nasty...

Comment #22 - Posted by: jerome at January 11, 2011 5:12 PM

Is that pic part of the "teaching the pullup to a large group" technique?

btw, Rob Miller is a beast. (a big chubby beast.)


Comment #23 - Posted by: brian prochaska m/34/5'8-1/2"/172 at January 11, 2011 5:13 PM

Love Crossfit, where else can you get elite fitness and first class photography in one place. The WOD looks like a fun one.

Comment #24 - Posted by: Denny W at January 11, 2011 5:13 PM

Well, i just spit coffee all over the computer.

Comment #25 - Posted by: Mike at January 11, 2011 5:14 PM

Really? This is what you want to broadcast us by? Childish!!!

Comment #26 - Posted by: Tina at January 11, 2011 5:15 PM

I cannot believe the picture and video on the main page today. I have been a CrossFit supporter for years. I am a teacher and have discussed this with my co-teachers, students, and family while bragging about the fitness community and great program CrossFit offers. I can honestly say that I am ashamed that I have supported this so strongly when you think it is okay to post a piture like this for everyone to see. What kind of example is this setting? Is this what fitness is about? A fit rear hanging on a pull-up bar? How distasteful is this? As a mother, I will not let my child look at the posts from now on. I know this is supposed to be funny, but it seems to me that CrossFit has sunk to the level of all those other workout ideals saying its is all about sex-appeal and what should not be exposed all out there for everyone to see. I have bought CrossFit clothes, attended sectionals, and looked at the main page daily. I will now rethink letting this in my home because someone thought that it would be okay to do something like this out there for the world to see. Some people are still fit and modest. Fitness should be about health, wellness, and bettering yourself; not about hanging a bunch of tail for the world to see. You have lost my respect and a supporter.

Comment #27 - Posted by: wilsontt123 at January 11, 2011 5:15 PM

looks like the two on the ends are trying to sneak a peek...head and eyes straight to the front you two.

Comment #28 - Posted by: jerome at January 11, 2011 5:16 PM


Hey CFSC - my wife says my butt is nicer than any of the ones in the pic (the guys, that is).

Comment #29 - Posted by: steve_t at January 11, 2011 5:18 PM

yes. i love the reactions. thank you HQ!

look forward to this WOD

Comment #30 - Posted by: john at January 11, 2011 5:18 PM

This is too funny!! I think the "no bra strap" is not such a big deal anymore. Thanks for putting some people in their place :)

Comment #31 - Posted by: Riley at January 11, 2011 5:18 PM

I LOVE you guys (and gal)!!!

Comment #32 - Posted by: olivia at January 11, 2011 5:18 PM

2 thumbs up ;)

Comment #33 - Posted by: ali at January 11, 2011 5:20 PM

I gotta agree with #25 wilsontt123. My kids don't get to check the site if this keeps up. I ALSO constantly refer Crossfit to coworkers and patients, and now have to give them a warning about the content? Strong, beautiful, fit people I can appreciate... when they have all their parts covered.

Comment #34 - Posted by: Q at January 11, 2011 5:21 PM


I'm a teacher too. From one teacher to another you need to loosen up.

Comment #35 - Posted by: jay rhodes at January 11, 2011 5:21 PM

I think it's clear by now that no one cares if you're offended by content on this website, just give yourself a big a hug and it will all be alright. Then do the WOD and post your times.

Sweet pic!!

Comment #36 - Posted by: Matt at January 11, 2011 5:21 PM

Wow. When you post stuff like this it makes me not want to tell my clients to check out the main page. Seriously this is pathetic.

Comment #37 - Posted by: Rowdy at January 11, 2011 5:22 PM

Thank goodness for the young lady. Otherwise I think I might have had to poke my eyes out!!!

Comment #38 - Posted by: Milt at January 11, 2011 5:23 PM

Oh my god its a hiney!!! Relax wilson's of the world, we all have one, it's no big deal.

Comment #39 - Posted by: T at January 11, 2011 5:25 PM

I showed this picture to my kids (8 and 10) and I pretty sure they are not going to become bad people. Wilsontt123, get a grip. Its a butt, we all have one (mine is broken, it has a crack in it, haha butt joke! Go workout, and don't be so uptight, it will kill you in the end...

Comment #40 - Posted by: CT at January 11, 2011 5:27 PM


P.S: #25, I am going to have to disagree with u. Your kids can pull down their pants at anytime throughout the day and look at their heinie. If this is your biggest worry, I'd say they (CrossFit) is doin pretty good. So.... have fun at Golds Gym :)

Comment #41 - Posted by: Lil J- F/23/115 at January 11, 2011 5:27 PM

110112 as Rx'ed


low ceiling in my gym so I did wallballs outside in the snow

Comment #42 - Posted by: Quinn McCutchen M/41/150/5'10" at January 11, 2011 5:27 PM

If they were wearing a thong would that have made it okay? That's pretty much what you would see if you went to the beach afterall.

Comment #43 - Posted by: Milt at January 11, 2011 5:28 PM

I am so proud of our little community. Matty B is realizing his dream of nakie crossfit.

Comment #44 - Posted by: kevin at January 11, 2011 5:28 PM

Me thinks Ms. Santa Clara actually wearing a snug fitting thong? @comment 25. Yes...this is very sophmoric humor of "Animal House " vintage (for those of you old enough to remember Jim Belush) But jeeez lighten up...it's not the end of the frickin' world... at least not until 2012 according to the Mayan calendar....and they would know right? They couldn't even save their own civilization could they? I have numerous kids, grand kids and nieces and nephews age 1-32 this is nothing compared to what goes on.

Comment #45 - Posted by: ian at January 11, 2011 5:28 PM

Wow. This makes me not even want to tell my clients to check out the main page anymore. This is pathetic and a great way to lose crossfit supporters.

Comment #46 - Posted by: Rowdy at January 11, 2011 5:30 PM

So I guess CrossFit no longer cares if KIDS want to visit their website to follow our sport. I sure as hell wouldn't want my KIDS visiting crossfit.com anymore. I love crossfit and this is funny for adults, but I am really sad to see crossfit taking this new direction.


Comment #47 - Posted by: MOTHER THERESA at January 11, 2011 5:31 PM

Wow!! LOL!!

Hopefully this the end of the arguments about trying to censor crossfit mainsite?

Way to go Santa Cruz!

Comment #48 - Posted by: Kevin McClellan 49/195 at January 11, 2011 5:32 PM

A great night and a great picture.

Proud crossfitter at CFSC! :)

Comment #49 - Posted by: RC at January 11, 2011 5:34 PM

Not impressed.

Comment #50 - Posted by: JC at January 11, 2011 5:35 PM

Too bad it wasn't all girls hanging from the pull-up bar with their pants down, that would have been a better picture.

Comment #51 - Posted by: Rodney Robinson at January 11, 2011 5:36 PM

The point of these posts, near as I can tell, is to scare off puritanical, limp-wristed, self-loathing types who can't tell the difference between pornography (which this series of photos is not), and self-empowerment.

Comment #52 - Posted by: Andrew M. at January 11, 2011 5:36 PM

Crossfit may produce fit fannies, but there's no angle on the dangle for them California boys.

Comment #53 - Posted by: big king dingaling at January 11, 2011 5:37 PM

From the article: She argued that true leaders are mature enough to make unpopular decisions to protect the public's safety.

Right. The nanny state.

How about "True leaders have the courage to let people do what they wish, even if it gets them killed, as long as they don't hurt other people."

It's called liberty.

Comment #54 - Posted by: marty at January 11, 2011 5:38 PM

If the heinie photo is the worst you or your kids encounter on the internet, consider yourself lucky.

I wonder how many of the "offended" clicked on Enlarge Image and watched the video.?

Comment #55 - Posted by: Erik 34 | M | 72" | 100kg at January 11, 2011 5:40 PM


I agree! This is very distasteful. I am shocked this would be put on here. I won't be suprised if a front shot comes up tomorrow.

Comment #56 - Posted by: The Anaconda at January 11, 2011 5:40 PM

Shock value... A+
laugh value... A+
humor value... A+

I call this one: "Cheeky Cheek to Cheek"

Comment #57 - Posted by: ALX at January 11, 2011 5:41 PM

Your KIDS have never seen a bum? What kind of parent are you? They probably think that they're freaks whenever they catch a glimpse of their butt in a mirror!

Children of the world, it's ok to have and see a BUM!

Comment #58 - Posted by: AC at January 11, 2011 5:41 PM

#48 marty. its called the fall of Rome.

Comment #59 - Posted by: jthomas at January 11, 2011 5:42 PM

go back to your locacl church group aerboics class, they miss you.

Comment #60 - Posted by: lei at January 11, 2011 5:42 PM

PS: that's why there is "Crossfit Main" and "Crossfit Kids"

Comment #61 - Posted by: ALX at January 11, 2011 5:42 PM

Absolutely hilarious!

Generally endorphins from CF make people happier and not as uptight...odd.

Comment #62 - Posted by: Ashley at January 11, 2011 5:43 PM

HAHA let the whining begin.

CrossFit is awesome (great WOD too)

Comment #63 - Posted by: jacobg at January 11, 2011 5:43 PM

Jthomas your right.

Comment #64 - Posted by: tyoung at January 11, 2011 5:44 PM

Get over it. It's just an ass. God forbid, an line of cross-fitters asses. Be thankful it's not representative of the majority Americans. Keep it up crossfit.

Comment #65 - Posted by: NS/185/M/6'2'' at January 11, 2011 5:44 PM

wow, maybe I need to go back to grade school and learn to spell...as I meant to say local church group aerobics class! But thanks CF, and GO HQ! all my support

Comment #66 - Posted by: lei at January 11, 2011 5:45 PM

The picture speaks volumes in the CrossFit Community. Please keep the focus on the woman in the future haha. For those people not allowing their children to see the website due to pictures of this caliber is sad, but realistic today. These are the same parents doing the wod for their kids too!

Comment #67 - Posted by: Mazz at January 11, 2011 5:45 PM

Wow... Topless girls on a bar, complaints. Pantless men, complaints. Just no way to please!

Here's the thing. It's the human body. It's natural, we've all got one that's more or less like the rest, and there's nothing to get bent out of shape over. I just can't comprehend why people seem to think that nudity (and partial, at that!) is the end of the world. Yet somehow, few seem particularly concerned at the fact that every second TV show, movie, or video game seems to involve some form of brutal violence... Groan.

I think everyone with a grudge needs to take a couple minutes, go strip down in front of a full length mirror, and look. See....? Everything's fine. The world is still turning. Nakedness ain't hurting anybody.

Comment #68 - Posted by: Chris at January 11, 2011 5:45 PM

I have to say that I have never been so deeply offended in my life... I just can't seem to remember why. Huh, oh well.

Comment #69 - Posted by: nixon at January 11, 2011 5:46 PM

My point is not about seeing a bum. I don't want people to take me the wrong way. If you want your kids to see other people's butts; fine. I just think it should be a choice to see it, not the first thing you see on a professional web page. Got the point though.

Comment #70 - Posted by: wilsontt123 at January 11, 2011 5:46 PM

Ya! What he said! RRRRRRRR. Mad Mad Mad! Angry Angry Angry!

Comment #71 - Posted by: JohnnyA M/40/190/5'7 at January 11, 2011 5:46 PM

hey everyone! all this talk about "porn" and all... you mean i can find stuff that shows more than bare bums!!! sweeet!!

Comment #72 - Posted by: toddy at January 11, 2011 5:48 PM

i like the one in the middle :)

Comment #73 - Posted by: Vlad at January 11, 2011 5:48 PM

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
H. L. Mencken

Comment #74 - Posted by: TRN III at January 11, 2011 5:48 PM

Hahaha it's not porn people. Very funny picture and yes the chick in the middle wins.

Comment #75 - Posted by: Rush at January 11, 2011 5:49 PM


Thanks, I needed a good laugh!

Comment #76 - Posted by: Mike Erickson at January 11, 2011 5:49 PM

That pic is hilarious.

I called my wife in to see this and my daughter (who is almost 4) came in and said "that is disgusting" and then went back to playing with her dolls. I don't think seeing a naked butt is going to hurt anyone. Some people need to loosen up and have some fun.

Comment #77 - Posted by: Willie at January 11, 2011 5:49 PM

Can't help butt "crack up" over that one.

Comment #78 - Posted by: james.patrick [M/48/66"/135] at January 11, 2011 5:50 PM

Ah Ya'll must be the liberals with no values. That expains it.

Comment #79 - Posted by: The Anaconda at January 11, 2011 5:50 PM

HQ's way of weeding out "that kind".....hhaaaaaaaaaaaa I know I'm right

Comment #80 - Posted by: lei at January 11, 2011 5:50 PM

Haha I love how soft and sensitive America has become....

Comment #81 - Posted by: paul at January 11, 2011 5:51 PM

Looks like some sort of reButtle to the back pics

Comment #82 - Posted by: dan colson at January 11, 2011 5:53 PM

Just realized (after close inspection), that the woman in the middle is NOT completely bottomless. She is wearing some sort of pink thong. I feel like I've been cheated. :(

Comment #83 - Posted by: nixon at January 11, 2011 5:53 PM

I am far from conservative but I just don't find the photo funny or cool or whatever. I just don't get it. HQ this is just stupid...Pic from yesterday is more like it!

Comment #84 - Posted by: Who Cares at January 11, 2011 5:54 PM

white pasty dimple butts. Nice, just the motivation I needed!! More lunges, back ext and squats for me.

Comment #85 - Posted by: JimmyWestland at January 11, 2011 5:54 PM

Out of all the people that were so deeply offended by this pic, who was also offended by the pic from 101229, that this one is obviously in response to?

So 5 topless women doing a Pull-Ups, is ok but seeing 5 pantless people, 4 men and 1 woman, doing the same thing is tasteless?

I imagine the pic from 101229 would be described as strong, inspiring, feminine, empowering.
And this one crossed the line some how.

Where is the line?

Comment #86 - Posted by: Jason at January 11, 2011 5:55 PM

yesterday's picture was much cooler - enough already

Comment #87 - Posted by: JeffT at January 11, 2011 5:55 PM

Cute, Ashley, maybe a more accurate spelling would be "end-orphans."

Comment #88 - Posted by: james.patrick [M/48/66"/135] at January 11, 2011 5:57 PM

Hahaha...how cheeky.

Comment #89 - Posted by: jl044 at January 11, 2011 5:57 PM

Sick of the nudity. Get back to Crossfit. Hard for me to recommend this stuff to hardcore athletes when they see this joking around BS all the time.

Comment #90 - Posted by: Steve Mac at January 11, 2011 5:57 PM

Ok did not think that I would post, however,OMG Please what the hell have we come too. It is a picture of a pull up with their pants down. Let it go, did I see a penis, a vagina, some boobies, no, well I see a ass. Oh wait yes that is it! A butt of 5 people that choose to be here just like you, that is pissed off. CF is about a different way of thinking, so what, then leave, leave a community that can joke with each other, sweat with each other and in the end with our Hero workouts, DIE with each other. Get over yourselves!

Comment #91 - Posted by: swany at January 11, 2011 5:58 PM

Josh Everett - CF man crush. Go Josh - Games 2011!

Comment #92 - Posted by: Mel/37m/5'10"/175 at January 11, 2011 6:01 PM

who does the postings? really classy!

Comment #93 - Posted by: John C at January 11, 2011 6:01 PM

None of this surprises me. Crossfit was once run by Coach, who had a mission and maturity. He built a community around world class elite fitness.

It is now run by juveniles who lack vision, maturity, and a true sense of what crossfit is about. This is a shame.

Comment #94 - Posted by: Brian at January 11, 2011 6:03 PM

Awesome picture. I love Crossfit. Haters, vote with your feet. I think Crossfit will be just fine.

#25, I showed the picture to my 6 year old and 3 year because of you. They're fine. I'll continue to observe them.

Comment #95 - Posted by: Boise CFer at January 11, 2011 6:04 PM

Can I have a refund on my Journal payment? I will not ever recomend this site to anyone again. Sad. Really professional.

Comment #96 - Posted by: Tim at January 11, 2011 6:05 PM

Awesome pic. Here come the haters! MOVE BUNS!!!

Comment #97 - Posted by: Craig Fletcher M/39/6'4"/215 at January 11, 2011 6:06 PM

Why continue to alienate CrossFiters and potential CrossFiters who may have a more "conservative" point of view? As if being professional, mature, and family friendly doesn't fit the CrossFit way? Too bad.

Comment #98 - Posted by: M at January 11, 2011 6:07 PM

Just don't like the direction CrossFit is going in...

Comment #99 - Posted by: JD at January 11, 2011 6:07 PM

That pic is effing awesome! I remember someone saying they were going to do this in response to the shirtless chicks. I can't believe you actually did it!. I <3 CF!

Comment #100 - Posted by: danirox (f/28/145/5'9") at January 11, 2011 6:07 PM

Unacceptable Photo. This website is used as a teaching tool in high schools all over. You have crossed a line that does not to be crossed

Comment #101 - Posted by: Pete at January 11, 2011 6:07 PM

"None of this surprises me. Crossfit was once run by Coach, who had a mission and maturity. He built a community around world class elite fitness.

It is now run by juveniles who lack vision, maturity, and a true sense of what crossfit is about. This is a shame."
-What is going on at HQ. I heard this to be the case?

Comment #102 - Posted by: JCB at January 11, 2011 6:07 PM

Crossfit= De-friended

Comment #103 - Posted by: RB at January 11, 2011 6:09 PM

Really. People are worried that their child sees a bum? Lot more in this world to be worried about.

...and not recommend to a hardcore athlete because mainsite jokes around? Pretty sure athletes do that too...

Funny Pic Today. Maybe a Marine doing a pull up in the worst conditions tomorrow? Guess we'll all have to wait until then

Comment #104 - Posted by: santa at January 11, 2011 6:10 PM

Hahaha! I love how HQ is essentially giving the middle finger to all the haters with the funny pics. Looking forward to hearing all the whinning. As I tell my 7yo daughter (whom I will show this funny pic tomorrow): "Nobody likes a whiner."

Comment #105 - Posted by: xfit Mo at January 11, 2011 6:10 PM

Wow, some people really need to chill out...
i.e. #81 - Steve Mac: What makes you think that a serious hardcore athlete doesn't enjoy a good laugh every now and then??
I'm sure a lot of the people who post here are pretty serious about CrossFit (including me) and a lot of them found it funny (once again, including me)...

Comment #106 - Posted by: PVB at January 11, 2011 6:11 PM

If these are the kinds of butts crossfit training gives its athletes, then I think I'm going to look for a different style of training. They really aren't all that nice.

Comment #107 - Posted by: Michael at January 11, 2011 6:11 PM

Hilarious! Take a lesson from your kids, fannies are funny

Comment #108 - Posted by: bhand at January 11, 2011 6:15 PM


get a sense of humor. i think they could have picked a better picture as well but it still doesn't change my opinion on CrossFit. if one picture posted can offset almost a decade of free workouts, then you have some serious problems.

Comment #109 - Posted by: Chris S at January 11, 2011 6:15 PM


Comment #110 - Posted by: Blincon Lingham at January 11, 2011 6:17 PM

Nice pic but you got the ratio wrong!

Next time I'd like to see 4 girls and 1, well, how about no guys next time? Yeah, that's it--how about 4 girls?

Lol, great post and thanks for keeping it fun!

Comment #111 - Posted by: Andrew at January 11, 2011 6:19 PM

Yay un-professionalism! A few weeks back, a lot of people were worried that CF had "sold out" to Reebok. However, these pasty rears stand proof to CF's independence, brilliant alabaster beacons of freedom from bland,PC corporate marketing strictures.
In all seriousness, though, let's not turn risque pictures into a CF institution. The humor will wear thin, and then it'll just be weird.

Comment #112 - Posted by: Matt at January 11, 2011 6:20 PM

i've read all comments up until now. can someone tell me why this is so unacceptable so i can understand the other side because i honestly cant wrap my mind around whats so wrong and immoral about this

Comment #113 - Posted by: collin thompson at January 11, 2011 6:20 PM

No way I'm enlarging that pic to see parts dangling. but I still think it's a great pic. I wonder if anyone knows what the WOD is....

Comment #114 - Posted by: Old Indy Rugger at January 11, 2011 6:20 PM


to funny. Love it.

best joke so far HQ, thank you.

Comment #115 - Posted by: kent at January 11, 2011 6:21 PM

HQ stirring the pot......Love it! I am a PROUD supporter of naked CrossFit!!!

Comment #116 - Posted by: Mike Jones at January 11, 2011 6:21 PM

Ah...well...yes, of course...ahem...the Newbie post.

There was a time when any new WOD would evoke calls for a name. Posters would compete for the wittiest, coolest, funniest, whateverest WOD name they could come up with.

I hereby name this WOD "Beavis and _utthead".

So, As Many Rounds As Possible, AMRAP in 15:00 of the couplet: Row 250 M/25 Push-ups.

Row 250 Meters. In Crossfit we use the Concept 2 Ergometer. Set the Damper, that handle on the right side of the big wheel-like thing in front, to 4-6 (that most closely approximates what it feels like on water). Make sure the computer is set to measure Meters. Rowing is a classic "core-to-extremity" exercise. Begin the pull by driving with your legs. Near the end of the leg drive you should extend your back. Near the very end of the movement only then do you pull in with your arms. The recovery is the exact opposite: extend arms, flex back, fold legs. The beginning of the next stroke is called the catch. Legs-> Back->Arms...Arms->Back->Legs. Got questions about some other kind of rower? Condolences.

Immediately upon completing 250 M unbuckle yourself and start doing push-ups. A full, as Rx'd Crossfit push-up is done from a flat plank position, lower until chest contacts the deck, and raise to the plank. One. Can't do a full push-up, or can't really do that many? No worries. Split these up into as many pieces parts as you need to get to 25. Need to scale? Cool. Do them from your knees, but whatever you do DON'T call them girl push-ups; there are literally hundreds of CF women who will crush you at any kind of push-up you care to try. A push-up is a push-up...

That's one round. Start up the row again, followed by the push-ups, then the row...etc. Do as many rounds until the clock strikes 15:00. Now, it may just be me, but if you have to ask about appropriate attire for this WOD, just imagine being the SECOND person to row. Just saying.


Comment #117 - Posted by: bingo at January 11, 2011 6:23 PM

Hum...still thinking about this one. Part of me laughed and part of me thought 'funny maybe, but not cool on the main site.' In the end, I see nothing wrong with the picture, it just doesn't belong here.

Comment #118 - Posted by: Tish at January 11, 2011 6:23 PM

love the pic.love that pic.

Comment #119 - Posted by: john at January 11, 2011 6:24 PM

Funny, the Newbie post is the one that gets caught...

Comment #120 - Posted by: bingo at January 11, 2011 6:25 PM

I love CF but have to agree with #25.

Why do this? I refer people from work and my reserve unit to CF all the time. I would hate for someone to get in trouble at work for pulling up crossfit.com! It's a fitness site, one with more class than Men's health, bodybuilding.com, etc., but one wouldn't know it by this and other recent pics.

Are they the worse thing in the world? No! But they don't add anything of value at all and may keep people away who otherwise need this valuable, life-changing information.

Comment #121 - Posted by: Jonathan at January 11, 2011 6:26 PM

You are giving the other Bry-Brys on here a bad name. Makes me wish I was named Buttfor or Hiney or two fleshy prominences or something like that instead.

Comment #122 - Posted by: Brian T. at January 11, 2011 6:26 PM

The true test will be if anyone posts on the crossfit FB page under thier real name instead of hiding if its posted. Will they speak thier mind them?

Comment #123 - Posted by: NeilM at January 11, 2011 6:26 PM

Real classy Crossfit. Not God-glorifying in the slightest.

Comment #124 - Posted by: Josiah and Julie in FWB at January 11, 2011 6:31 PM

total thumbs up! Great job to the Santa Cruz!!! That is a wonderful picture!!!

Comment #125 - Posted by: joe c at January 11, 2011 6:31 PM

With the exception of the chick in the middle, this is very disturbing.....

Comment #126 - Posted by: Chris at January 11, 2011 6:31 PM

Put some f-ing clothes on people!! geeez

Comment #127 - Posted by: Nathan at January 11, 2011 6:31 PM

The pic is cool. But it is not work safe. This will get a lot of web filters at work to start blocking crossfit.com. I love crossfit and the forums. But because of this picture I cannot visit this site this week until this picture is sent to the archives. Please at least pixelate the thumbnail image.

Comment #128 - Posted by: wolf at January 11, 2011 6:33 PM

I own a CrossFit and I find it to be a disgrace to CrossFit. Do you really think people take CrossFit serious when we show mickey mouse b.s. like this. I'm sure reebok loves this as well. Are we elite athletes or high schoolers giggling at butt cheeks.Maybe we should all be naked during our sectional videos? Maybe usa weightlifting can use the picture for its next ad? I guess you have to be in the cali-clic of CrossFitters to find this amusing.

Comment #129 - Posted by: honest abe at January 11, 2011 6:34 PM

awesome pic! LOL, and bonus video footage, too!

how offended can people get about a bunch of butts??? they're just butts, people! we all have 'em! or, if you wanna be all serious- they're just glutes!!

chill and have a laugh! then go do the WOD and get all those pent-up frustrations out.

Comment #130 - Posted by: erin at January 11, 2011 6:35 PM

I am pleased to say that when I teach a large group to do pull ups that they keep the pants on.

What is the purpose of this? 90% of our box consists of parents raising children.


Comment #131 - Posted by: Natalie at January 11, 2011 6:35 PM

all you people crying about the picture, get over yourselves! seeing a bum will not turn your kids into serial killers or rapists.

Comment #132 - Posted by: Dave at January 11, 2011 6:36 PM

Very inappropriate picture for front page. The video is much worse. It appears to show a front shot of the semi-naked female. Definitely not WFS.

Comment #133 - Posted by: Stan Meyers at January 11, 2011 6:36 PM

I now have to convince my wife that this is an upstanding site. Im no whiner, in fact I was a division I college wrestler. I gotta tell you though if I ever had a coach or a mentor that were to post pictures like this on the board, Id lose respect and question his/her class, maturity, etc. I have reccomended this site to high school wrestlers and friends, I dont think I can do that anymore. Regardless of what you might think, your position is that of a mentor. I dont think you represent very well when you post pictures like this.

Comment #134 - Posted by: Joe A at January 11, 2011 6:38 PM

Its just a damn picture...ur kids will see worse while ur watching jersey shore...loosen up.. Hell the language I hear in the gym is a million times worse

Comment #135 - Posted by: daniel at January 11, 2011 6:38 PM

For all the people that are complaining that they can't tell their clients to visit the main page...THEN COME UP WITH YOUR OWN WOD.

And really what it all boils down to is that Crossfit is a free service (besides the obvious features like the Journal).

So free...daily updated...training plan.

Shut up and deal.

Quit complaining about the asses on Crossfit and start kissin em a bit more.

Comment #136 - Posted by: Kenny Quirk at January 11, 2011 6:39 PM

The nudity is not bad but it is imature. If we tring to get clients that are from a broad spectrum of society this does not help. Its like a bunch of foolish dimply old people trying to relive high shool.

Comment #137 - Posted by: TTC at January 11, 2011 6:44 PM

Bwahahahaha! I love it!

Comment #138 - Posted by: JohnD at January 11, 2011 6:50 PM

hilarious! all you people bitching need to lighten up and learn to have a sense of humor, life is too short

Comment #139 - Posted by: gary martins at January 11, 2011 6:53 PM


I love the pic and the video.

Thank you crossfit, for getting me in awesome shape.
And thank you for realizing that, hey, we're all just people, we only live once, so why the hell not just kick back, relax, and enjoy life to the fullest.
It's just a human body, that's it, what makes it so bad?
It's just like someone showing someone else their middle finger... What's the big deal, people get all pissed off and freak out if they get "flipped off". It's just a finger. It only means something if you take it that way.
This video and picture are the same, they're just human bodies, we all have them, there should be nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed of.
If you're proud of your body, then by all means show it off all you want, more power to you.
There's no point in bashing HQ or other people, it won't change either of the two.

There's a good quote that states "I shall not follow the path the sheep have created, i shall create my own path, and leave a trail."


Comment #140 - Posted by: Chach at January 11, 2011 6:55 PM

On 101229 they posted topless women from behind and certain people threw a fit that it was sexist. They're obviously evening the score today in a tongue-in-cheek manner.

How dare they express a personal sense of humor that's not in line with each and every site visitor's sense of humor? How dare they do what they want on their own web page?

Who are we, the largely unpaying beneficiaries of CFHQ's wealth of free information, to complain about what they put on their own web site? Did it take everyone this long to realize they're not all about political correctness? Irreverence is part of the deal.

Moderation in all things -- including moderation!

Comment #141 - Posted by: john heins / crossfit fort meade at January 11, 2011 6:56 PM

I think this is absolutely humiliating. Everyone who posted to chill out should be ashamed of yourselves. This is a workout family and these people are suppose to set an example for those of us who are serious about getting fit and staying that way. Crissfit has finally started getting big and now people have to go and pull childish highschool crap like this and degrade us into seeming like nothing but a joke. Yes we all have butts, and these posted are seriously needing more wall ball thrusters and a decent tan. But this isnt a chance to show how immature we are or to try out for a shoot in playboy. This is about working out. Professionals and kids check out this site. Im embarassed to be a crossfitter today and even more embarassed to hear so many people supporting this garbage. This is not appropriate for crossfit website and frankly it is not the first nude photo that has been posted. I hope a real adult steps in and puts a stop to this soon or I will no longer support this site either. Very disappointing.

Comment #142 - Posted by: Elise at January 11, 2011 6:57 PM

It's a bare butt, get over it everybody. Kids, co-workers, other PC crying pansies, can all look at a butt and not spontaneously combust. Who would have thought that seeing some butts could make some many act like an ass?

Comment #143 - Posted by: Hud at January 11, 2011 6:58 PM

Three rounds for time of

3 Muscle-ups -or- 6 Muscle-up progressions (6 Pullups & 6 bar dips)
20 Wallball shots, 14 pound ball (20# ball)
9 Handstand push-ups -or- 15 HSPU progressions (15 with feet on 4th step)
95 pound Power clean, 12 reps

Time: 14:56

Comment #144 - Posted by: Chuck 37/5'8"/179 at January 11, 2011 6:58 PM

A quick note to all the “holy lord how could you……my children have been scarred…etc. etc. etc. “ folks out there. Let’s have a quick show of hands as to how many of those same households have a PSP or XBOX with a copy of Halo, or Black OPS, or Gears Of War out there. Or on a similar note who let there kids watch movies where violence of all extremes is common place, etc. The point being, and stated countless times above, is that there is a lot more out there to worry about than a bunch of healthy, fit, happy, fun loving people having a good time. Lets see, kill thousands in exchange for experience points and the opportunity to "level up".....or exposed to a bare ass??? Most developmental psychologists would probably struggle to make that call.

Maybe not the best picture to demonstrate what a bunch of world class, cutting edge, fitness beasts we are, but come on, loosen up a bit.

Comment #145 - Posted by: michael cooper at January 11, 2011 6:59 PM

Since everything is a competition in CF, I guess the next line up on the PU bar will be full frontal. I'm okay with that.

Comment #146 - Posted by: Rebecca at January 11, 2011 7:01 PM

It is a funny pic, no doubt, but there are plenty of other places on the internet to find butts and more on the internet. The question is whether this type of picture belongs on the main site. Lots of people have commented things like "everyone has a butt" and "butt pics will not turn your kids into serial killers". I agree, but I would argue that the main site is not the place for this type of humor. Everyone has genitals too - is that next?

Comment #147 - Posted by: Chuck at January 11, 2011 7:02 PM

well played.......glad crossfit has a sense of humor. I WILL continue to tell patients and clients to view the main site! if they are offended by this i would think crossfit isnt for them.
love it!

Comment #148 - Posted by: kyle at January 11, 2011 7:02 PM

Next thing the haters will want is all the guys to wear shirts and shoes when doing WOD's in fear of someone taking a picture! Grow up or better yet stop crying and get some (shirt or short optional)! Love the pic!

Comment #149 - Posted by: bevis at January 11, 2011 7:02 PM

This one is a little over the top. I like a good fanny shot as much as the next guy, but I don't think CF mainsite is the place for it. I am not sure what point (if any) is trying to be made here, but the energy should be spent trying to further and improve the CF message of "broad, general, and inclusive fitness." CF mainsite should also be encouraging in every way possible, discussions about improving fitness standards and training methodology, not pictures of people's asses!

Comment #150 - Posted by: Sifu at January 11, 2011 7:04 PM

I love how the Taliban comes out when there's skin and says they're never letting their children or students look at Crossfit because of the pictures.


The narcissistic mix of Republican-Gun Culture and fitness is good parenting, but you draw the line at skin?

I'm selling crossfit Burhkas if you're interested...

Comment #151 - Posted by: NeverWas at January 11, 2011 7:04 PM

Funny how all you 'butt haters' accept the swearing in all the videos but have a problem with a few naked butts. I would think that the two would go hand-in-hand. You can't argue that one thing is more morally wrong than another.

Loosen up, have some fun, and go moon someone!!

Comment #152 - Posted by: Charlotte at January 11, 2011 7:06 PM

I personally think the main site is trolling the haters. Keep it up.

Comment #153 - Posted by: Matt at January 11, 2011 7:07 PM

#43: "...you have jumped the shark"!! HAHAHHA!!! YES, exactly. move on already. there are much better pictures to post of people doing much more impressive things than pulling their pants down. pathetic and lame. onward.

Comment #154 - Posted by: shark at January 11, 2011 7:10 PM

I'm sick of the PC world, I don't know about anybody else but I'm very glad to find that somebody actually has a sense of humor out there.... just like last years pictures of a chick and a dude in swimsuits doing overhead kettle-bell squats drew criticism this will as well. I, for one would like to encourage the hell out of it. I spend my hole damn day being professional when I get in the gym it's me time. BRING ON THE BUTTS!

Comment #155 - Posted by: AC at January 11, 2011 7:10 PM

Not to be a party crasher, but there just isn't any reason to present these kinds of images. CF isn't going to gain anything from it but they ARE going to lose people over things like this. This is unprofessional behavior.

I love what CF does and stands for and this is not it. If this is reflective of the kind of material CF is going to use to advertise for itself I am no longer going to be able to recommend it to people.

This comes across as juvenile and tells me that the people in charge of the site don't think because they would have realized they're probably turning off a large group. And I'm not too keen to listen to people who don't think through what they do. Just a thought.

Comment #156 - Posted by: Dan at January 11, 2011 7:12 PM

I read the first 70 comments and was pretty satisfied to just let it all go. Until I turned on the TV and saw true vulgarity, NBC's Biggest Loser. Find 20 morbidly obese, emotionally challenged people and humiliate them by showing them step on the scale in less clothing than those in the pictures in question.

Now for the truly offensive part: product advertising. Jillian Michaels pushing Cheerios, Planet Fitness commercials and the screaming trainers impersonating R. Lee Ermey on Speed. I guess the part that bothers me is that JM is not eating at Cheerios nor working out at Planet Fitness.

We know better and this site is why we can see the hypocrisy hoisted on the rest of the American/ Intl public. It's kind of an "Emperor's New Clothes" of fitness.

Vulgarity is not a bare back or a bare butt. It's the lies perpetuated on network TV and accepted as fact by the victims of the lies. The main site will keep telling the truth and political correctness/conventional wisdom be damned.

Comment #157 - Posted by: Matt Williams at January 11, 2011 7:13 PM

Just plain stupid... shock simply for the sake of reaction is just a waste of energy and a source of disappointment for me. No outrage or righteous indignation here, just disappointment that an opportunity to display something worthwhile has been wasted and an entire days worth of meaningful discourse has been flushed down the toilet.

Comment #158 - Posted by: DaryllK at January 11, 2011 7:13 PM

Really funny. Don't think I'd show it to my parents but they're 80 and from England. My kids, age 5 and 11, can see it though, with me there explaing that it's just a bunch of bums and we all have 'em. No need to be uptight about a few pasty white butts.

Love the irreverance HQ.

Comment #159 - Posted by: Smithy/m/50/5'10"/168 at January 11, 2011 7:17 PM

Seems like CF is testing how committed reebok really is to their promise of not interfering. Interesting.

Comment #160 - Posted by: Gary at January 11, 2011 7:17 PM

I have always loved Crossfit and the site. Your right is saying it's their site but since my entire family does crossfit this was a fun site for us and easy to use (the military moves us often). I think the photo is tacky and it's not the kind of thing I want to promote to my teens or see myself.

This Crossfit site lost a fan and my respect today.

Comment #161 - Posted by: Mlie at January 11, 2011 7:18 PM

I think the word "wh@%e" is much more offensive than the photo. Check it out real closely, she is wearing a thong... it seems pretty narrow minded to pass judgement. As far as my kids go, they can look at the photos, but I won't let them read your foul mouthed, close minded complaints.

Comment #162 - Posted by: Lucky at January 11, 2011 7:18 PM

Its funmy yes

But as a cop I can no longer check this site at the end of shift to check my workout...public disclosurable and all.

Comment #163 - Posted by: kev at January 11, 2011 7:18 PM

I did not see that coming. The haters should tone it down a bit. Well said, # 127

@NeverWas I'll rock the prototype. PM me.

Comment #164 - Posted by: Ismael at January 11, 2011 7:19 PM

the photo is hilarious

Comment #165 - Posted by: Aric D at January 11, 2011 7:19 PM

I have to laugh at the people that say they won't support crossfit anymore. Haha, your loss.

Comment #166 - Posted by: Matt at January 11, 2011 7:20 PM

8 rounds/subd sdhp for rowing.

Comment #167 - Posted by: DAVID LINGLE at January 11, 2011 7:20 PM


This is the crossfit that I remember,

edgy, not ready for prime time fitness,

thanks coach :-)

Have Fun, Train Hard,


Comment #168 - Posted by: Crossfit Billy - Olympic Crossfit at January 11, 2011 7:23 PM

Just say NO to crack!

Cheeky monkeys!

Comment #169 - Posted by: Jon at January 11, 2011 7:25 PM

As Rx'ed, 6 rounds + 250 meters

Comment #170 - Posted by: Nate at January 11, 2011 7:27 PM

4 dudes and 1 chick seems pretty weird to me, plus the far left and right guys seem to have wandering eyes?

Comment #171 - Posted by: Joel at January 11, 2011 7:27 PM

As Rx'ed, 6 round + 250 meters

Comment #172 - Posted by: Nate at January 11, 2011 7:27 PM

I agree with Riley #137. JMK's comment #128 is FAR more offensive than any picture. Geez "Take my advice, pull down your pants, and slide on the ice." (unknown author)

Comment #173 - Posted by: bjc at January 11, 2011 7:27 PM

Glute-ham raise?

Comment #174 - Posted by: Chris in Perth, Oz at January 11, 2011 7:29 PM

#54 jthomas- it seems to be a historical reality that all great nations/societies eventually collapse for various reasons. A "free" society, in particular, would seem to be most susceptible to collpase due to the slow erosion of virtue and productivity from its citizenry. Thus, we can either accept reality, realize that life is uncertain, and recognize and protect individual liberty for all; or we can gradually destroy liberty by the gradual establishment of some sort of repressive moralistic/ nanny state.

Comment #175 - Posted by: Jesse at January 11, 2011 7:29 PM

Who commenting here can really say what CrossFit is supposed to be? Non of us started this amazing thing. Only the ones who were around in the beginning remember the mission. As far as I am concerned, if you don't like this stuff, please leave us alone. Go Away. Go back to the sticks and uber-conservative backwoods of middle America that you live in. Having lived in Santa Cruz for the majority of my life, this is nothing compared to what goes on around there. There are shirts that say "Keep Santa Cruz Weird." And guess what? You (the complainers) all buy them when you vacation here. Get over it or leave. The other funny thing is the people that are really upset are the ones that seem to be "referring their clients" to the site. Trying to make a quick buck off CrossFit? Make something up yourselves to make money and get a life. Don't use someone else's ideas for your own and then complain that they are not following your rules. Keep up the pics HQ. Keep CrossFit Fun!

Comment #176 - Posted by: T.O. (getcha popcorn ready!) at January 11, 2011 7:35 PM

I couldn't care less what pictures HQ decides to post on their site. I do think it's being overdone, but it's certainly because of all the whiners on this site. A couple butts aren't going to corrupt the innocent youth, this is the digital age and they've already seen a lot worse. Yes, your sweet little angels are probably watching porn after you tuck yourself into bed tonight. They'll grow up just fine though; maybe not to your absurd standards of purity, but some rear nudity isn't going to make Johny grow up into the creepy sex offender who lives on the corner.

Comment #177 - Posted by: Michael at January 11, 2011 7:35 PM

Excuse me, but your posterior-chain seems to be showing

Comment #178 - Posted by: Chris in Perth, Oz at January 11, 2011 7:36 PM

Hey JMK, go easy on the name calling, that kind of talk could get you smacked in the real world. Lucky you've got a keyboard to hide behind. Far be it for any of us to impose our moral standards on anyone else. If you don't like what you see, don't let the door hit you in the what those folks are happily displaying on the way out. Love HQ's attitude, so you don't like that? Well check this out.

Comment #179 - Posted by: CUZ at January 11, 2011 7:37 PM

Outstanding !

Comment #180 - Posted by: Greg/50/70"/215/3/17/08 at January 11, 2011 7:37 PM

gna' send in a pic of my nutsack on a kettlebell and see if it gets posted!

Comment #181 - Posted by: DMB14 at January 11, 2011 7:42 PM

What? You guys and girls don't do CrossFit naked? We only do it that way...

Comment #182 - Posted by: Dale at January 11, 2011 7:42 PM

Last I checked this site is free. Stop complaining, laugh at the picture or not and do the workout. Internet complaining will accomplish nothing. I hope they continue to enjoy life and have fun any means necessary. Until they show some hardcore porn keep your complaints away.

Comment #183 - Posted by: J_Rok at January 11, 2011 7:42 PM

No house divided against itself can stand. The main problem I see with the picture(s) is it puts CrossFitters against eachother, rather than bringing us together for our common interests (Health, Fitness, Nutrition).

There are negative comments coming from both sides of the argument... let's get back to fitness.

Comment #184 - Posted by: Reilly at January 11, 2011 7:42 PM

I never post comments, butt... (sorry, couldn't resist that)

Is the kind of hate expressed by the "potty-mouthed" JMK more moral than a picutre of some guys' butts? I would much rather have my kids see that picture than withness this kind of needless hate. We are all born with a butt, but to have that kind of hate you have to practice. THAT is what is sad, pathetic, lame, etc.

Stay Strong CFHQ!

Comment #185 - Posted by: Matt F at January 11, 2011 7:42 PM

The whiners are the reason why SO MANY people around the world find Americans to be immature, puritanical, hypocritical, stuck-up, idiots.

The butt-haters are about one bible verse away from becoming the equivalent of 'Merican Sharia Law advocates.

Are you THAT plagued by needless guilt, self-imposed in response to the notion that the human body is somehow nasty or foul? This sense of taboo is what facilitates the emergence of rapists, pedophiles, and other violent sex offenders.

Get a life, and go find some other FREE exercise program that will change your life immeasureably for the better.....oh, wait....

Comment #186 - Posted by: Jon at January 11, 2011 7:45 PM

I do not agree with the picture but more than that I am confused by the majority of the comments. CrossFit is supposed to be about community. That means that we are supposed to build others up instead of tearing them down. If a large group is offended by the photo why are we telling them they are closed minded and need to leave. That is not community. We need to respect their ideas and understand where they are coming from. Ultimately this will hurt the community and CrossFit.

I am going to stand by CrossFit because it has changed my life. I was a competitive gymnast and since then this is the only program that will still get me sore and in the shape I am used to being in. Also, in general the community is wonderful, but people on both sides of the argument need to evaluate what they say before they post it. I do not agree as I said before but these are people in our community so respect them.

Comment #187 - Posted by: Confused at January 11, 2011 7:45 PM


Right on! Couldn't agree more!

Comment #188 - Posted by: Reilly at January 11, 2011 7:47 PM

IMO you need to show respect to earn respect. it's not a pic of some guy doing a pull up while a girl simulates a blowjob or anything like that, it's a few bare ass cheeks. the people complaining are acting completely irrationally & would probably freak out if they saw someone down the street with a bikini top on.

Comment #189 - Posted by: Dave at January 11, 2011 7:50 PM

Why? because not only do we get workout information we get articles that ask us to question what we are told and what we believe. This is another (brilliant)example that allows us to question what is acceptable. I'm shocked by how many people find this offensive.
A whack-job shooting Senators-- Jehadists beheading innocent people THESE things are offensive. There are plenty of things to be outraged about this is NOT one of them!

Comment #190 - Posted by: bob at January 11, 2011 7:51 PM

Sometimes you need to cut the fat, and in this case the fat happens to be the 'community' of Americans who are worried that a picture on the internet will turn their children bad as opposed to their inability to parent.

Comment #191 - Posted by: Kyle at January 11, 2011 7:52 PM

Although I personally have no problem with the photo, this kind of antic wouldn't fly in any professional setting. If crossfit is trying to promote itself as fitness for everyone, why make it a point to be abrasive and draw attention away from why people come to this site in the first place. If I want to see naked people on the internet I know where to look, if I want fitness information there is a lot of competition too. I think who ever described this as crossfit jumping the shark is onto something, you just got a million dollar sponsor, knock off the juvenile antics and do what made you notable in the first place.

Comment #192 - Posted by: Rick at January 11, 2011 7:52 PM

Atleast none of the guys are hung or we would be looking at Dong between their legs

Comment #193 - Posted by: blanco at January 11, 2011 7:52 PM

I have to agree with the others who are deeply offended by this tasteless photo. I have spent my entire parenting career hiding from my children the fact that people have asses, and now you have destroyed their innocence. Now they know--people have assess. Thanks a lot, CrossFit.com. At least you didn't show the front shot; my kids are still safe from the knowledge that people have, uh, other private parts. Please don't ruin that for them too. Still, I cannot respect an organization that shows the whole world that people are made of butts and stuff like that. People should only see clothing!!! It's how God made us--with clothes!!!

Comment #194 - Posted by: Steve Cole at January 11, 2011 7:52 PM

Agree with #171. It seems like an even division. Respect other people's opinions already! The name calling really gets old.

As for the pic, not a fan. Enough said.

Comment #195 - Posted by: Suzanne at January 11, 2011 7:54 PM

Not offensive, just juvenile and tasteless. Personally, I don't care to see how much lower this will be taken.

Comment #196 - Posted by: Rick at January 11, 2011 7:57 PM

i guess i'm an idiot. i don't get it. ptetty lame

Comment #197 - Posted by: mike/41/6'3"/230 at January 11, 2011 8:00 PM

Nice! Good to see the guys buns for a change! Looks like they do a lot of back or front squats from the way those look =D

Comment #198 - Posted by: Grace at January 11, 2011 8:00 PM

@25 your a teacher and you can't spell PICTURE. shudder.

Comment #199 - Posted by: McCoy at January 11, 2011 8:04 PM

"You are" or "You're"

Comment #200 - Posted by: McCoy's 5th Grade Teacher at January 11, 2011 8:08 PM

This is the funniest picture I have seen in a long time. I love it. I cant wait to see how this one getts topped.

Comment #201 - Posted by: LB at January 11, 2011 8:15 PM

That.is.nasty! LOL!

I'm assuming the message here is "it could be worse..."

Bring back the back muscles, puhleeeze!

Comment #202 - Posted by: LTaylor at January 11, 2011 8:16 PM

I think the argument that we all have a butt is so stupid. So using your logic, every guy has a penis and every girl has a vagina, so I should display a picture of my wife and I for all CrossFitters to see. Use good arguments please folks. If this can't be done on a street in your city, town, or state, it should also not be done on a public website. Also just because people don't like the photos doesn't mean they can't handle CrossFit. It may just mean they have mental fitness as well that doesn't require humor such as this or shoving their middle finger in the air because they want to be different.
Here's my real name and email is connected to name as well: Josh Harrison

Comment #203 - Posted by: justaman - liberty, sc at January 11, 2011 8:18 PM

Everyone is just jealous their A$$ doesn't look like hers!!! haha....

Comment #204 - Posted by: Jen at January 11, 2011 8:23 PM

Got to send out a lot of apology emails to clients of our family crossfit gym tomorrow for this pic. Thanks guys.

Comment #205 - Posted by: spencer at January 11, 2011 8:25 PM

Americans are too upright about the human body but have no problems showing violence to their children. Pitiful

Comment #206 - Posted by: Jon B at January 11, 2011 8:26 PM

Ya, not a fan of the pic! Think it is quite distasteful. CF should really stop posting these kind of picks. CF is not about hairy man butts, is it???? Seriously-

Comment #207 - Posted by: Sara at January 11, 2011 8:27 PM

I never comment on here but I feel compelled to today.

F***ing epic. That had me laughing at my screen for nearly 5 minutes.

Comment #208 - Posted by: Ted at January 11, 2011 8:32 PM

I had to take the CrossFit link off my professional web page because my place of employment does not allow any nudity. I would hate to get fired because of something someone at HQ found amusing.

Comment #209 - Posted by: picture at January 11, 2011 8:34 PM

#37 Rowdy??? Really?? Rowdy?? I didn't know the Rowdy ones were so anal(you like the pun) about things.. lighten up

Comment #210 - Posted by: Johnny B at January 11, 2011 8:34 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHA this is awesome. To all the whiners and uptight people, you want some waaaa fries with your waaaa burger?

Crossfit HQ I don't care what anyone says, I'm a fan!

Comment #211 - Posted by: Duane at January 11, 2011 8:38 PM

CrossFit should change their name to "Spring Break," because they have NO class!

Now that's funny! If you act like a slut, don't be offended if others think you are one.

Comment #212 - Posted by: No Class! at January 11, 2011 8:42 PM

Thanks alot guys!!! I just got busted looking at the accompanying video for the photo while at the Fire Station. This, after I'm trying to convince the guys that Crossfit is the way to go for our physical training. Now all I'm hearing is,"Hey the Caps looking at naked dudes doing pull-ups."

Comment #213 - Posted by: Tim H at January 11, 2011 8:43 PM

See nothing wrong here....carry on all you salty dogs!

Comment #214 - Posted by: Domenic Fruci at January 11, 2011 8:45 PM

Admittedly, I've only read through the first 100-or-so comments so I'm not sure if this has been raised yet - but to all those losing the plot about the picture, did you notice today's link? Take 30 seconds to read it and try to discern the underlying point..

..then lighten up, laugh at yourself for being sucked in so easily, and move on. There's more 'offensive' pictures on ANY of the social networking sites your children already access!

Comment #215 - Posted by: Murds at January 11, 2011 8:45 PM

eaven if she has a little thong on i still give her props.

Comment #216 - Posted by: jacob at January 11, 2011 8:46 PM

Funny and even funnier that folks are lamenting about being embarrassed to be associated with CF, like your kids have not seen a butt or two, Anyone interested in perving the Crossfit Main site probably is not a fan of Sesame Street any longer. P.S. don't take your kids to the beach they may stop playing in the sand to check out a butt or 2

Comment #217 - Posted by: Ken S at January 11, 2011 8:47 PM

I laughed at the picture and thought no big deal. I don't care if my kids see it, especially if it is done in a humorous way, which this clearly was, anyone who thinks it is posed for any other purpose has control issues.

Even if you don't like the picture, why can't you let it roll off your shoulder? No organization, no matter how great is going to be perfect. Look at this as one of a few mistakes and take the free info for what it is. A lot of us come here everyday, a getting a change of pace once in a while ain't gonna kill us and at worst make us laugh or learn something new? How about some genuine complaints since this is a fitness site? Why not critique the WOD or something else?

Comment #218 - Posted by: Robert at January 11, 2011 8:49 PM

Great pic and great WOD!! To everyone that's complaining, see the post entitled: ""Are Americans Wusses or Just Fond of Trash Talk?" by Jeffrey Zaslow, The Wall Street Journal. I think that might hit home ;) Wusses!

Comment #219 - Posted by: matt at January 11, 2011 8:49 PM

Pretty stupid marketing strategy. After all, this is a business. I want to embody character, class and dedication along with the 10 feats of fitness.

You guys may be laughing now, but you are embarrassing yourselves and your community.

Comment #220 - Posted by: James at January 11, 2011 8:55 PM

Matt Williams 161 - spot on.

Comment #221 - Posted by: gazaloo/m/45/165lbs/5'9" at January 11, 2011 8:57 PM

Awesome workout!

The pic is almost as good as some of the comments!

Can't wait for the next 'progression'

Comment #222 - Posted by: Andy at January 11, 2011 8:57 PM

@picture, #215

I believe you hit on an important issue. Regardless of your moral views on public nudity, we still live in a society in which displaying nudity is prohibited. This is especially true in schools and (most) places of work. Now that crossfit has crossed the nudity line, that prohibits many of its "clients" from accessing this resource while at work/school. I for one enjoyed spending a break during work watching a video posted on the site or reading an article. Sadly, I can no longer do that. Perhaps the people at HQ want to stick up their middle fingers to those who complained about earlier photos, but I believe it's very shortsighted and immature to risk alienating a large group of your clientele to show a small group of complainers who's boss around here. And, HQ, I hope that you notice that once was a small group of complainers is now becoming larger and larger with each and every photo of this type that you post.

Finally, before anyone decides to tell me how uptight I am and how I need to loosen up or how I need to appreciate the naked human body, let me fully disclose that I appreciate both nudity and pornography. In fact, pornography plays a very satisfying role in my girlfriend's and my sex life. But there's a time and place for it, and crossfit.com shouldn't be it.

Comment #223 - Posted by: Michael at January 11, 2011 9:00 PM

I love you Crossfit.

Comment #224 - Posted by: D Wiss at January 11, 2011 9:00 PM

farcical attempt at creating meaningful dialogue.

Comment #225 - Posted by: jd at January 11, 2011 9:08 PM

What does family friendly mean? (Not all families are the same)
Why are some people offended and some aren't? (Not everybody is the same)

Live and let live. Embrace our differences.

If you still want to whine/complain/be offended by the pic, think about how offended you are during the WOD and use it as motivation.

Comment #226 - Posted by: CryMore at January 11, 2011 9:09 PM

This picture and a few others lately have been inappropriate. This is juvenile behavior. Crossfit, though the main site is free, is a business and should be professional. The affiliates pay yearly dues to use the Crossfit name. This is reducing the value of the Crossfit name. It's great for getting a lot of infantile comments and having people tell others to "lighten up", but its pathetic in regards to building a professional image. Please grow up.

Comment #227 - Posted by: Andres at January 11, 2011 9:09 PM

Not a cool pic and not typical of crossfit. Very unprofessional and offensive. Can't imagine Glassman wants this as part of our community's image.

Comment #228 - Posted by: Jeff Prejean at January 11, 2011 9:10 PM

My complaints about the CF public nudity will be sent here:
Reebok World Headquarters
1895 JW Foster Blvd
Canton, MA 02021
Phone: 781-401-5000

Comment #229 - Posted by: Picture NOT cool! at January 11, 2011 9:11 PM

So much better than reality TV! Keep it up please!

Comment #230 - Posted by: Tina Angelotti at January 11, 2011 9:12 PM


A great way to weed the weak-minded out of the program.

I stopped using the program a few years ago, but I still eagerly come here for my CrossFix.

Comment #231 - Posted by: XFIT FAN at January 11, 2011 9:14 PM

Crossfit is changing. On a public street this would earn someone a public indecency ticket. There is no need to antagonize the CF followers that do not want to see nudity, or have their kids see it.

CF HQ, show leadership by setting a good example. If it is not okay for me to complete a WOD in an affiliate gym with no pants on, then it is not appropriate to post a picture of the same. Freedom of speech or individualism (how special & unique one is) does not relieve one of his/her social responsibilities. Let’s not behave in a manner that calls our credibility as a fitness lifestyle into question.

Comment #232 - Posted by: Jon R. at January 11, 2011 9:21 PM

10 min: 3.5 sets.

Comment #233 - Posted by: c. hammer at January 11, 2011 9:25 PM

I thought I was the only one who thought this was tasteless behavior, it is reassuring to see other people are not happy with this photo.
Just a few quick points and a true story.

1)What place does this have in Crossfit?

2)How can this be a family affair or be conducive to kids (i.e. crossfit for kids) when so many parents do not want to expose their younger children to this?

3) I've notice some personal shots to those who have issues, just because they don't want to expose their children to it doesn't mean that you need to go after them.

True Story, no my wife didn't care for this picture nor the other questionable pictures as well. Nor did I. But tonight I had a fellow come over to buy a watch I posted on Craigslist. He was really nice and is going to join the military but has difficulty passing the Initial Strength Test. I showed him my gym in the garage and he is going to come over and I am going to help him prepare for the test.
I had to explain this entire Crossfit thing without the ability to offer him to look at the website because I know he wouldn't appreciate this picture. I know he would wonder how I could talk so highly about a program and the first thing you see when you go to the website is this picture?

Ok come destroy me............

Comment #234 - Posted by: JWL at January 11, 2011 9:25 PM

18 chin-ups
18 Ring dips
30 Thrusters, 12lb dumbell each hand
12 Hand stand Push-ups
15 Power Clean, 115lb


Comment #235 - Posted by: do1 31/5'11"/160 at January 11, 2011 9:27 PM

If you want to be taken as the next generation evolution of fitness then act like it. It was cute the first time, the second was like beating a dead horse already, and now this is just stupid. Let it go HQ....

And also to the guy who said something about letting this fly, but being chastised in the forums for not putting wfs hit the nail on the head.

Comment #236 - Posted by: Andrew at January 11, 2011 9:31 PM

I have to side with the haters on this one. I point friends, former teammates, and a lot of other athletes who are curious about CrossFit to this website. So for this to be the first thing they see....it's embarrassing. I mean who really wants to make a serious life fitness change if that's the first thing they see????

Comment #237 - Posted by: Brett Hubbard at January 11, 2011 9:33 PM

I'd rather see these seminudity pictures on site than american right-wing patriotic politic stuff which we international crossfitters couldn't care less. There is no way that CrossFit shall be broadly accepted as a sport before all of these non-sport related features have been cut off.
Otherwise keep up the good job.

Comment #238 - Posted by: Abroad at January 11, 2011 9:39 PM

I don't get the comments about this being a free site. In the past year because of this FREE site I've;
Paid $25 for the Journal
Paid $1000 for Level 1
Paid appx $2000 for equipment
Paid appx $400 for travel to watch and judge in competitions.
Total appx $3425 so far.

It's all been worth it too. I love CrossFit, and the results it's given me and others I've trained. But I'm still disappointed with this picture. CrossFit is so good it doesn't need this type of trash.

PS, please drop the F word in the videos too.

Comment #239 - Posted by: JD at January 11, 2011 9:40 PM

Psalms 11:5-7:
"The LORD tests the righteous, but the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates. Upon the wicked He will rain coals

Comment #240 - Posted by: Hiswayrules! at January 11, 2011 9:43 PM

This pic is funny! My children saw this and they laughed too! there are a lot worse things children can see on the internet, and its a lot easier to find then this pic.

If you stopped doing crossfit because of this pic then you were not doing it for the right reasons in the first place. Admittedly , I usually like to see people doing hand stands on cliffs or marines with machine guns but thats no reason throw a fit about this one. I'll get over it and by tomorrow morning I'll be too busy with the WOD to think about this pic.

Comment #241 - Posted by: Dennis M at January 11, 2011 10:02 PM

Turns out, not everyone is the same. I am in no way offended by this picture personally. From my point of view it seems that most of the people who are upset about the picture are upset about what someone ELSE might think.

People can make up their minds for themselves. If someone else really is offended by this, explain it to them as you really feel. "Yeah, the butt picture is out of line. Damn the workouts on that site are amazing though."

Comment #242 - Posted by: Turns out.... at January 11, 2011 10:02 PM

Is Reebok going to be releasing performance enhancing CF underwear soon? Weak sauce HQ.

Comment #243 - Posted by: DL at January 11, 2011 10:02 PM

LOVE THE PICT!! Totally made my day :) Time for the work out

Comment #244 - Posted by: Dirty Dave at January 11, 2011 10:03 PM

In my opinion, the picture adds no value to Crossfit and is certainly not the type of thing I expect or want to see when I visit the page for my WOD.

I think it's fair for everyone to post their opinion here, and it would be great if everyone could respect those opinions and let HQ decide how to run their organization.

Comment #245 - Posted by: Sara at January 11, 2011 10:04 PM

Oh My God... Why is that man only wearing one shoe doing pullups?! That is certainly not how I want my clients training, what a dangerous imbalance... Disgusting. But seriously crossfit, carry on, I found this to be truly hilarious.

Comment #246 - Posted by: Jake Rubash at January 11, 2011 10:04 PM

Are American's Wusses or Just Fond of Trash Talk? 250+ comments later the answer is both.

Comment #247 - Posted by: whiteblackred at January 11, 2011 10:05 PM

Not sure if anyone has done the due diligence thus far, but she's wearing a thing.

Just saying.

Comment #248 - Posted by: Some Dude at January 11, 2011 10:05 PM

I would much rather see pictures like this than to see more "Hero" pictures...which is more disturbing to you???

Comment #249 - Posted by: Pedro299 at January 11, 2011 10:10 PM

First, thanks for some great years of fitness and education. I played D1 football in college and at 35 I’m more “fit” now than I was then. I’ve been working out in my garage for three years now, and rarely post. But now I must. Crossfit is a top tier program, one of, if not the best, which is why am confused by many of the pictures and videos from HQ.

I know lots of folks, myself included, aren’t offended by revealing pictures and cursing in videos, but, I have this question: What is the purpose? Humor? Is this a comedy website? Why should I have to consider my audience before recommending crossfit.com to friends, coworkers, and students?

To the folks who brag about showing the pics to your young children—great, that’s your decision as a parent. I make a different decision. I don’t want to be ridiculed for that choice. Nor do I ridicule others for their choices. What we can all agree on is we want fit kids and communities, and this discussion doesn’t help that cause. So why is HQ prompting it.

Also, I’m very disappointed with the amount of criticism against the posters stating their displeasure. I love being called a backwoods, uber conservative hick, from Middle America…really T.O.? I don’t live or vacation in Santa Cruz. If you want to be weird, that’s cool, be weird in Santa Cruz.

Crossfit’s purpose is Forging Elite Fitness, how do these pictures and videos contribute to that end? Whether online or in your local box, ”community” is one of the greatest strengths of Crossfit. Reading the posts, the pictures and cursing have divided the community. People look to the boards for support not ridicule.

Yes it is a free country (and site pardon the pun), Crossfit can put whatever they want on the main site. The same freedom allows me to find another source for workouts, or not spend the money on the level I cert I was planning this Summer.

Based primarily on the lack of professionalism starting to surface on main site that flies in the face of the claim of “elite” fitness. I am really close to moving on. I’m appreciative for what I’ve gained from crossfit, but if this stuff continues there are other resources.

Oh, my name is Mitch Spillers and e-mail is connected if you would like to discuss it further.

Comment #250 - Posted by: Mitch at January 11, 2011 10:14 PM

Thought we might see a row! Nice WOD Hq.

Comment #251 - Posted by: J at January 11, 2011 10:19 PM

Ummm...I only see 4 butts, so it's ok. 5 would be distasteful. ;0)

Comment #252 - Posted by: Anna at January 11, 2011 10:21 PM

As rx' d'
8 rounds + 16 push ups
Disappointed not to reach 9 rounds.

Comment #253 - Posted by: Vats at January 11, 2011 10:33 PM

Sometimes...you guys make me wonder...

Comment #254 - Posted by: Mel at January 11, 2011 10:38 PM

It is more difficult to uphold and maintain professionalism than to just go with the flow. Look at the amount of criticism directed toward those who want main site to clean up a bit. I assure you having character and moral conviction takes much more mental strength than not. With that in mind, If you are trying to weed the weak minded out of the program #238, you’re going about it the wrong!

Comment #255 - Posted by: Mitch at January 11, 2011 10:44 PM

If you're not pissing people off, then you're probably not exercising your right to free speech often enough. A right that falls into disuse soon disappears.

Comment #256 - Posted by: Kent Newland at January 11, 2011 10:45 PM

Crossfit Sri Ram Ashram, India

Wow, usually we are among the first to post. Today there are 255 posts ahead of us. Of those I counted 6-8 WOD times.

Arvind - 5 rounds+150m
Bachendra - 6 rounds
Shubham - 5 rounds+125m
Rajpal - 6 rounds+194m
Gautam - 6 rounds
Uttam - 5 rounds+73m
Vijai - 7 rounds+73m

Comment #257 - Posted by: rashmi at January 11, 2011 10:47 PM

$5 says that everyone who said they were done with CrossFit for this pic checks out tomorrows post

Comment #258 - Posted by: Princess at January 11, 2011 10:56 PM


Slow after a week off.

6 round plus 100 m

Comment #259 - Posted by: Brian R at January 11, 2011 11:09 PM

Interesting picture today. I enjoyed the humor and would definitely be okay letting my kids see it. The only problem I do see is if people are trying to view the WOD in a professional setting. Maybe we could have had a link to the picture instead? For those complaining that it shouldn't be up here at all, IMHO you are the vocal minority and I don't mind if you leave. I'm sorry I am not promoting "community" but I understood Crossfit questionins norms and has fun and I think the picture was a good reminder and a news flash for those who don't see eye to eye.

Comment #260 - Posted by: Donny Lavrenz at January 11, 2011 11:17 PM

Great work Rashmi, keep it up!

Comment #261 - Posted by: Some Dude at January 11, 2011 11:24 PM

When the CF athletes train hard enough they deserve to have fun. They don't need to be criticized by anyone offended by a picture that isn't them. If anything these pictures are bringing more people in, because it is showing that working out IS fun and CF is more than a program, it is a community.

Way to look to far into everything people. Let's just workout and have fun and get in the best shape of our life.

Comment #262 - Posted by: EF at January 11, 2011 11:34 PM

I am not offended... It's just not funny. Really? LMFAO? Probably because others are offended is why everyone is "cracking" up. That's not funny either. I actually just signed an internet contract at work today regarding nudity etc... Again... I AM NOT OFFENDED or a holy roller. This is just dumb. Wish I could drive by HQ and hang them "BA" to show them how dumb this is. Are we done yet? Anyways, I LOVE CROSSFIT!!! 250m row and pushups! Simple, yet crushing! Love it! Hit it hard!!!! ( )*( )

Comment #263 - Posted by: Rick Wood at January 11, 2011 11:42 PM

Can anyone remember the Sports Illustrated Swim Suit Edition.....when it started. crossFit's version is upon us. An the comments / letters to the editor read about the same.

Comment #264 - Posted by: RayG at January 11, 2011 11:47 PM

I also never comment here butt seeing all the
extreme reactions, and name calling, by people who think they have any right at all to tell the rest of the people here what is right and wrong i just have to.
Who the hell do you think you are telling me what my children can or cannot see!?
My 5 year old loved the pic and said:"my pants also dropped once doing a pullup". And yes she can do a pullup. She can also deadlift a 24kg kettlebell. Come on, call me some names for letting my kid do that.

At the cop saying he couldn't check the site anymore:
i'm also a cop and i checked the site and you know what? I didn't get fired! One co worker said: "hmmm maybe i should try that stuff, my butt needs some work."
And otherwise you can allways do your private stuff AFTER work.

I didn't have any real feeling about this pic untill the taliban came out to force their opinion on everyone else.
Maybe some people will realise Crossfit is NOT a religion and leave us alone to do our workouts.
Maybe when they leave the rest of the fitness world will grow back some respect for Crossfitters..........

Comment #265 - Posted by: Daniel M. at January 11, 2011 11:52 PM

Caption: "It will all work out in the end."

All joking aside, I feel pics like this should be delegated to a separate "humor" section of the site, not in your face on the main page.

Comment #266 - Posted by: Dave at January 11, 2011 11:56 PM

As a Christian, I don't have any problem with this picture. It's not offensive. It's funny.


I subbed 25x 22kg SDHP for the 250m rowing

5 rounds + 21 SDHP in 15 minutes.

Comment #267 - Posted by: David m/26yrs/169cm/78kg at January 12, 2011 12:19 AM

It's funny how the whiners haven't realized yet that HQ doesn't give a flying F%#K about their whining...

They're like the little kid in school that everyone loved to tease just because he always got mad

Comment #268 - Posted by: PVB at January 12, 2011 12:30 AM

I find it distasteful to put up a picture like this where you put pictures of our nations heros. I lay my life on the line every day and hope that if something ever happens to me that my picture will not end up on a lame excuse for a patriotic site such as this. I am no longer a crossfit supporter. I could care less that people will disagree with me, its not the kind of "community" I would want to be a part of anyway. I dont find the picture offensive, I find the placement offensive, and extremely disrespectful to those heros. I will not attend any crossfit certifications as I had planned on doing. I feel sorry for the owners of businesses that associate with crossfit that feel the brunt of your stupidity. You are alienating a group of people that dont agree with the garbage that you have been posting. It may not be a majority, but I would say that is pretty bad business. I refuse to recommend this to anyone anymore. God Bless our troops, police officers, and firefighters.

Comment #269 - Posted by: JTA at January 12, 2011 12:56 AM

:X - That's me puking. How about let's not "Enlarge Photo". Blech! Well, at least HQ hasn't lost it's raw sense of humor. =Z

Comment #270 - Posted by: Amadraeus at January 12, 2011 12:59 AM


I don't have access to a rowing machine, is there any amount of double unders I can sub for the rowing? was going to do this in the small yard at the back of my house instead of the gym (need a break from the posers)

Comment #271 - Posted by: onesolidunit at January 12, 2011 1:04 AM

C'mon ppl...really? These pix lately...

Comment #272 - Posted by: pino at January 12, 2011 1:08 AM

Daniel M on the flip side of the coin who the hell are you to tell people what they can and cannot be offended by.

Fact of the matter is Crossfit is supposed to be this huge revolutionary movement in fitness yet can't seem to grasp the concept of professionalism.

Comment #273 - Posted by: MH at January 12, 2011 1:15 AM

Doesnt the word 'gymnast' come from the greek word 'naked' or 'to be naked'? True story i believe. In which case, bravo to the featured gymnasts!

Comment #274 - Posted by: chris hodgson at January 12, 2011 1:22 AM

I just got mooned, and like normal its pretty funny. Not really sure why so many people are getting upset about this.

Comment #275 - Posted by: tdud at January 12, 2011 1:33 AM

I didn't.
And what does professionalism have to do with working out in my garage?

Comment #276 - Posted by: Daniel M. at January 12, 2011 1:40 AM

WOD RELATED POST: I don't have access to a rowing machine, I'm looking to sub the rowing with jump rope, any suggestions? 1 minute single unders? 30 double unders?

Comment #277 - Posted by: onesolidunit at January 12, 2011 1:43 AM

Ok, slept on it. Going with 'thumbs down'. I post on the forums once and had a comment deleted because I failed to notate WFS (Work, Family, Safe). I respected CrossFit for that. So now what's up. I'd rather see the 'dead bear pic' than this. Throw that non-related, distasteful shot one back up.

Comment #278 - Posted by: Tish at January 12, 2011 1:50 AM

Stylish exercises image, in Sweden called "BTB" the butt to bar :)3-2-1 GO

Comment #279 - Posted by: Carl Harju at January 12, 2011 1:53 AM

WOD RELATED POST @#283 30 double unders. You could also wrap it all together and AMRAP 15 mins of Burpee x 25 and drop the jump rope. This incorporated full body movement like the row.

Comment #280 - Posted by: Tish at January 12, 2011 1:57 AM

Pictures like this is what makes me think that the main site is run by some pretty cool people! Puritans need to get a grip and embrace the human body, you people should be ashamed of yourselves and stop acting like your little snowflakes should be sheltered by anyone but you.

Comment #281 - Posted by: Phillip Barnett at January 12, 2011 2:03 AM

Great photo. It's nice to see that people have fun.

Comment #282 - Posted by: Europe at January 12, 2011 2:17 AM

Thanks Tish, I'll go with the DUs, I find that too many burpees can agrivate an old lower back injury, does anyone else find burpees can put strain on the lower back? I found this out doing the 100 day burpee challenge last year, am I doing something wrong in regards to form?

Comment #283 - Posted by: onesolidunit at January 12, 2011 2:23 AM

7 rounds + 230 meters

Comment #284 - Posted by: gb 43/m/71"/185# at January 12, 2011 2:46 AM


Comment #285 - Posted by: gp43 at January 12, 2011 3:05 AM

@282 onesolidunit -- standard sub for rowing is sumo deadlift high-pull with 45#, 1 rep for every 10 meters. So that'd be 25 per round today. DUs couldn't hurt though.

Comment #286 - Posted by: john heins / crossfit fort meade at January 12, 2011 3:12 AM

My only criticism is that the woman only went half way with the pose...the guys went fully bottomless. If you're gonna go sans bottoms, go all the way...that's CrossFit.

Comment #287 - Posted by: B Fogle at January 12, 2011 3:20 AM

yep, this one summarizes well the previous photos under the same theme.

this is beautiful! cheers!

Comment #288 - Posted by: Rodolpho at January 12, 2011 3:39 AM

naked.....hahahahaha....that's awesome...how bout' HSPU...that's gonna be some ugly naked! CrossFit NAKED!!!!!! I mean Nation!!!!!!!!!

Comment #289 - Posted by: JD at January 12, 2011 3:41 AM

6 rounds plus 25m

Comment #290 - Posted by: JuliAnn (F/42/5'6/150 at January 12, 2011 3:43 AM

5 laps and 1 row

Comment #291 - Posted by: Jesperg at January 12, 2011 3:52 AM

I am getting ready to take the level 1 cert in St. Louis. I have read the training guide twice, and I am looking for help on what I need to study specifically. I did print the handbook out and that helps a little, but I am looking for more. Can somebody please help me?

Comment #292 - Posted by: Bobs Garage at January 12, 2011 3:59 AM

I love it, 7:00am and three hundred commments. This is just plain stupid funny.

Comment #293 - Posted by: Crossfitrook at January 12, 2011 4:04 AM

@296 Bobs Garage -- If you're familiar with the basic concepts and you've read the training guide twice, I can pretty much guarantee you'll be fine for the cert and test. They'll go over much more during your cert, which will help you know where to focus your attention if you're still concerned.

Comment #294 - Posted by: john heins / crossfit fort meade at January 12, 2011 4:09 AM

8 rounds + 208m

So brutal!!!

Comment #295 - Posted by: Matt Scott at January 12, 2011 4:12 AM

subbed 45 lbs. SDHPs, 25 reps for rows

5 1/2 rounds + 20 push-ups

Comment #296 - Posted by: Manchild at January 12, 2011 4:13 AM

I don't really have an opinion on the pic but I hate the mixed reaction which seems to tear the community apart.

Comment #297 - Posted by: CStreet at January 12, 2011 4:13 AM


7 rds + 245m

Comment #298 - Posted by: cosmo at January 12, 2011 4:14 AM

I agree with those that say this picture is totally inappropriate. We don't need to see things like this while we are trying to incorporate fitness into our family lives. Our children are supposed to be able to be a part of our Crossfit lives. Please stop posting nudity on your site!! We don't want to see it and it is very disappointing!!

Comment #299 - Posted by: Brandi at January 12, 2011 4:20 AM

10 rds in 15 minutes...11 rds total

Comment #300 - Posted by: Pacers at January 12, 2011 4:20 AM

If you don't think this is cool, well then you're not cool like us hardcore true Crossfitters! Give me a break. The shock and awe humor is tiresome. Time to move on.

Comment #301 - Posted by: JHO'B at January 12, 2011 4:36 AM

Oh won't someone please think of the children LMFAO...I don't see any porn, do you? I miss the 80's when more people had a sense of humor.

Comment #302 - Posted by: Phillip Barnett at January 12, 2011 4:39 AM

We should all remember in ‘hindsight’ that this was all done in fun and no injustice intended.

Comment #303 - Posted by: Rob Smith at January 12, 2011 4:43 AM

sub'd sdhp 25 reps at 45 pounds

8 rounds even

Comment #304 - Posted by: Pokey at January 12, 2011 4:49 AM

m/25/8rds. btw way ive been following sort of the cave man diet suggested on the site for about a month so far and I am really starting to see a difference! thanks crossfit.

Comment #305 - Posted by: Andy Goodman at January 12, 2011 4:53 AM

Newbie Epilogue...

1) Ack. Here's the REAL problem with the picture: I got so distracted I forgot to post the established sub for rowing. Sorry about that.

The sub for rowing is Sumo Deadlift High Pull (check out the "Exercises and Demos" for a fully-clothed video), one SDHP per each 10 M of rowing, so here it's 25 SDHP/Round. Come to think of it, that's a pretty cool WOD in its own right, AMRAP 15:00 25SDHP/25 Push-ups.

2) "My comment got censured". If you've been paying waaaaay to much attention to these Newbie posts you will have noticed that 10/12 or them got caught by the spam filter_ and were not posted right away. There's all kinds of really innocuous stuff that will trigger a "hold", and the moderators need to wade through literally hundreds of spam posts to find a real one that just got caught. The vast majority of held posts get held up this way--Sunday musings, for example, gets held >50% of the time (there are folks who think it should stay in the hopper always).

Relax. If your post doesn't get right out it likely will later. Seriously offensive stuff that gets out may get pulled later, but most of the time its just the auto-filter.

We now return you to our previously scheduled gnashing of teeth...

Comment #306 - Posted by: bingo at January 12, 2011 4:54 AM

6 rounds

Comment #307 - Posted by: Mark & Theresa at January 12, 2011 4:55 AM

#241 said "If you want to be taken as the next generation evolution of fitness then act like it. It was cute the first time, the second was like beating a dead horse already, and now this is just stupid. Let it go HQ...."

my thoughts exactly. lets get back to training

Comment #308 - Posted by: JeffT at January 12, 2011 4:55 AM

7 rounds, subbed sdhps with 35lb bar 1 per 10m, did strict puh ups through 4th roun then switched to knees

Comment #309 - Posted by: Kristina 27/f/122/5'3" at January 12, 2011 4:58 AM


7 rounds flat

I started crossfit last monday, the gains since then are unbelievable. Consider the kool-aid drank.

Comment #310 - Posted by: Paul C at January 12, 2011 4:58 AM

I didn't read all of the comments, but I'm pretty sure the guy that's missing a show is Boz... Good times.

Comment #311 - Posted by: Tim Walsh at January 12, 2011 5:03 AM

This is just getting werid.

Comment #312 - Posted by: Kevin Poff at January 12, 2011 5:03 AM

Funny pic...

6 Rounds + 8 Push Ups

Little disappointed.

Came in wanting to get at least 7 + the row, but the push ups were way too slow.

Comment #313 - Posted by: Shane Jensen@Crossfit Rehoboth (23/5'11"/185) at January 12, 2011 5:04 AM

Not offended at all, think it's funny.

Actually quite beautiful that those people can have such a great sense of humor.

Their bums aren't bad either.

It's rather nice to see the human body, and what Crossfit can do to the physique.

Comment #314 - Posted by: Heather at January 12, 2011 5:05 AM

So many weak people, body and mind. Be glad the worse part of your day is worrying about some bums on a website, and not the Afghan desert with a side of potential explosions. Enjoy your freedom to bitch, I'm going to go get in a workout. Keep up the good work Crossfit.

Comment #315 - Posted by: Justin at January 12, 2011 5:07 AM

Wait just watched the heinie video, guess it isn't Boz.

Comment #316 - Posted by: Tim Walsh at January 12, 2011 5:10 AM

2 more things...
1. She is wearing a thong. You can see it at the top of her crack. So whocares?
2. KStar, if that's you on the end...you live california...get a tan

Comment #317 - Posted by: body-mechanic at January 12, 2011 5:12 AM

I guess fitness can't be about purely getting faster, stronger, and being apart of something that is bigger than yourself. Crossfit went from dirty garage gyms and extraordinarily determined people to looking for a bigger scene to attract people that apart of this faddish culture. Well I will keep with SEALFIT.

Comment #318 - Posted by: spartan6 at January 12, 2011 5:17 AM

It looks the demographic that Crossfit is attempting to appeal to now is the Beavis and Butthead one. Looking at many of the comments here they are succeeding.

Comment #319 - Posted by: Wayne at January 12, 2011 5:17 AM

1min on rower, computer broke
7 rounds, + 1 min on rower, 8 PU
HR 158 -0 min
118 - 3 min
25% recovery

Comment #320 - Posted by: GBNT at January 12, 2011 5:19 AM

Awesome LOL

Comment #321 - Posted by: Britt at January 12, 2011 5:24 AM

I too refer students and others to Crossfit but will have a difficult time doing so now.

I still don't understand though Cfit, if it's NO BIG DEAL why won't you/they post pictures from the front? I mean, if it's not that big of a deal, right?

CFIT supports LEO's and the Military, all of which, to my knowledge have core values such as honor and integrity. This is neither.

Comment #322 - Posted by: Horvath at January 12, 2011 5:29 AM

5 rounds

Comment #323 - Posted by: BenG M29/5'10"/194 at January 12, 2011 5:30 AM

Nice pict except for the fact that I preach crossfit to my patients. I explain to those with kids that they should check out this site. I have always warned them how some music on some of the vids might not be age appropriate for kids. I have been in the crossfit family for years and am rather dissapointed about how lately we are changing. Clean it up crossfit

Comment #324 - Posted by: SClark at January 12, 2011 5:30 AM

Just left clicked on the image and my computer gave me the option of blocking the images from the crossfit website. This is what I will have to do. I could possibly get into trouble for opening pics like this on my school computer. I teach Elementary school and this WOULD be a big deal there. I just check it there sometimes so I can start thinking about the workout on the way home. Thought some of you would like to know this option.

I think all of this opinionated crap takes away from what crossfit is and stands for (that is my opinion). I thought it was about: Fitness, healthy living, family and honoring our soldiers. I guess it still is but somehow crude humor MUST have to fit in there somewhere. Guess I'll block the pics.

Comment #325 - Posted by: Matt at January 12, 2011 5:31 AM

Well this was to bound to happen. LMAO. Everyone else who's upset about it, get over yourself already.

Comment #326 - Posted by: Tom B. at January 12, 2011 5:32 AM

Someone may have already posted this, but why aren't the guys on the ends facing forward? I know that is common bathroom etiquette.

Comment #327 - Posted by: Pit at January 12, 2011 5:32 AM

to all those who say that kids can't look at the CF site anymore. You'd better smash all the windows and mirrors in your houses, heaven forbid they see their own naked cheeky bum in one of them.
A bum is a bum

Comment #328 - Posted by: Wilsonaus at January 12, 2011 5:38 AM

Seriously? This is supposed to represent hard core fitness? Integrity? Look at the type of people that now run HQ and that will tell you all you need to know. Congrats...Crossfit has now achieved Bodybuilding status...and that's NOT a good thing. Sex sells and Corporate HQ is laughing all the way to the bank.

Comment #329 - Posted by: Beavis at January 12, 2011 5:43 AM

FWIW, I'm thinking that there's a connection between today's picture and today's article "Are Americans wusses or just fond of trash talk?"

There has to be a middle ground reaction to this, similar to when one's kids do something silly. You know that "Oh goodness, at least they aren't killing each other!" reaction? A little context would probably help the most critical not be quite so uptight.

Comment #330 - Posted by: Ben 31/5'5"/145 at January 12, 2011 5:46 AM

I love corssfit and really have enjoyed the benefits of this site. My 12 year old sometimes gets on the site with me and I am a bit leary this now. Rethink the next time you want to post a pic like this. Sometimes something seems funny, but in hind site (no pun intended), it wasn't all that great of an idea. I am sure this crossfit site will be more careful about inappropriate posts from now on. Thanks.

Comment #331 - Posted by: Mom at January 12, 2011 5:46 AM

Is it me or have all the guys in the picture shaved their butts?

Comment #332 - Posted by: ud7man at January 12, 2011 5:48 AM

holy comments batman... who has time to read all this verbal diarrhea. There are some real gems in the first 150 or so anyway!

For anyone starting at the bottom, there is about a 70/30 split of lovers/haters. I think this is the biggest/fastest growing comment section that I have seen here.

As for the WOD – 6 rounds, plus 250m row, plus 14 pushups…. or, as I like to call it: 7 rounds, minus 11 push-ups.

one closing comment, i think that HQ just likes the rise they get from the haters, so if all the negatives would keep their oppinions to themselves, i suspect the limit pushing might subside. In the meantime, i think you are just falling into the trap, so let it go.

Comment #333 - Posted by: jkel at January 12, 2011 5:56 AM

As rx'd 6 rounds + 56m


Comment #334 - Posted by: Nyree at January 12, 2011 5:59 AM

Row sub = Sumo Deadlift High Pull (SDHP), 45# bar, one SDHP for every 10M. So 25 SDHP/Round with 45# bar.

Longer explanation you know where. Ironic. You'll see.

Comment #335 - Posted by: bingo at January 12, 2011 5:59 AM

1000 LIKES! FROM GREECE. There is nothing wrong with the pic! get it on!

Comment #336 - Posted by: Theo at January 12, 2011 5:59 AM


sub'd 25 reps of SDHP @ 55 lbs for 250m row

8 rounds + 25 SDHP

Comment #337 - Posted by: Mark at January 12, 2011 6:00 AM


4 rounds + 250m

Comment #338 - Posted by: D Craig at January 12, 2011 6:01 AM

Some workplaces have a policy of never laying anybody off, but that doesn't prevent them from making things uncomfortable enough for certain people that they choose to leave on their own.

Could this series of photos be a plot from CFHQ to weed out puritans who lack a sense of humor? If so, I applaud it wholeheartedly!

I can think of no better way to insure that those of us who remain will be free to pursue the best possible fitness without having the mood of the community sabotaged by a bunch of politically correct hi-jinks hating whiners.

Don't let the door hit you on your (appropriately covered) derriere on your way out! ;-)

Comment #339 - Posted by: Daner at January 12, 2011 6:02 AM

Girl in the middle is cheating - I see a thong...

Comment #340 - Posted by: Mel/37m/5'10"/175 at January 12, 2011 6:02 AM

It has been years since I have posted on this site, but I thought this thread worthy of my humble opinion. Just in case you are wondering, I am not a hater, and yes, I too have a butt. I just respect others and keep mine to myself. We have been a Crossfit affiliate for about 4 years, and my greatest fear is the entire Crossfit community will be judged by these asses! How about being a professional, respected, exercise site and draw the line before it get's completely out of hand. How about a little common sense before posting pictures.

Comment #341 - Posted by: steve bright at January 12, 2011 6:03 AM

7 rounds + 58m

Comment #342 - Posted by: Nickosaurus at January 12, 2011 6:07 AM


calm down, it's just a butt and we all have one. My 6 & 4 year old ask my wife and I all the time what they can do and say as kids because they see a lot of things in school and in society and some of it is not acceptable for them so we explain a lot of things to them. Hell they see us getting dressed every morning and yes we are naked!!! My wife and I drink wine and other spirits in front of our kids and they ask and once again we tell them that's for grown ups and you can't do it, yet. Stop trying to shelter and teach, man!!!!!

I digress, as rx'd 4 rds + row.

Comment #343 - Posted by: lelliott at January 12, 2011 6:08 AM

I love Crossfit. Community! Look at all these comments! The extremes are bumming me out on both sides! I am not even close to offended but this is not "good work" Crossfit! Come on guys. You made your point. Is this the kind of thing we need to rock the boat? Level 1 Cert. leader Todd Widman inspired me so much with the entire Crossfit package. Let's get back to Forging Elite Fitness and changing the world. Let's weed out that other kind of "purist" who thinks O lifts for more than 6 reps are offensive! I will burp & fart & hang a BA with the best of 'em but there is a place for it. Think about the Greg Amundson's firebreathers... the studly grandmas... the gal with spina bifida cranking out the burpees & O lifts! Call me a princess but that's what inspires me. Can we please get back to work...

Comment #344 - Posted by: Rick Wood at January 12, 2011 6:10 AM

I thought the picture was funny and I consider myself to be 'conservative'. Because I thought the picture was funny, does that now make me a 'liberal'? This varies from person to person, why put a label on it?-So stupid!

If you're worried of what others think of you because you told them to check out the CF main site and they think less of you b/c of the picture, then you should reconsider who you associate with. Who cares what other people think!

Comment #345 - Posted by: Lauren at January 12, 2011 6:11 AM

The picture speaks volumes in the CrossFit Community. Please keep the focus on the woman in the future haha. For those people not allowing their children to see the website due to pictures of this caliber is sad, but realistic today. These are the same parents doing the wod for their kids too!

Comment #346 - Posted by: Mazz at January 12, 2011 6:12 AM

Wearing thongs while performing "Butt Naked Pullup" is sort of scaling for women. As far as I understand HQ the Rx'd exercise for men: absolutely naked butt, for women - the smallest thongs

My only criticism is that the woman only went half way with the pose...the guys went fully bottomless. If you're gonna go sans bottoms, go all the way...that's CrossFit.
Comment #291 - Posted by: B Fogle at January 12, 2011 3:20 AM

Comment #347 - Posted by: Repto M/40/5'11''/220 at January 12, 2011 6:14 AM

Does this pic offend me? No, But do I still think it should be the mainsite photo? Not at all. When I first started crossfit part of the draw was seeing others just like me working their butts off, yes that was a bit of a pun, in the pic of the day. Without fail I could get the WOD from mainsite and see something inspirational. Be it a member of the military community in some austere location rockin out or an older person doing something most people outside of the community would think was impossible. I guess you could say that I want something else put up not because this is bad but because we can do better. We portray ourselves as elite but with things like this we are selling ourselves short. I love crossfit and what it does for us and the potential it has for us. This just doesn't get us a high as we can climb and therefore something else better could be done

Comment #348 - Posted by: Casey Kreilein at January 12, 2011 6:14 AM

Next on CrossFit
Naked Pullups - Frontal views !!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment #349 - Posted by: Repto M/40/5'11''/220 at January 12, 2011 6:15 AM


25 SDHPs (45# bar)
25 push-ups

5 rounds plus 25 SDHPs

Comment #350 - Posted by: nutfam at January 12, 2011 6:15 AM


7 rounds, no pushups going into round 8.

Sgt "Bull" Bullard

Comment #351 - Posted by: Joe "Bull" Bullard at January 12, 2011 6:23 AM

7 Rounds + 250m row. Killer!

CrossFit is really the best source for photos of semi-nude people doing pull-ups. Way to have a niche. Good times.

Have a great day everybody!

Comment #352 - Posted by: Slav 23/m/5'8"/160 at January 12, 2011 6:27 AM

6 rounds +10 pushups

And the photo is just stupid, it was fun the first time, get over it guys.

Comment #353 - Posted by: M. Sands 40/m/155 at January 12, 2011 6:29 AM

I am on the side of the comments that are opposed to this kind of trashy stuff. As a young man I worked out at the YMCA, otherwise known as the "Young Mens Christian Association". Our attitude in that day reflected virtuous values. Due to our "post modern society" it is now known simply as the "Y". Evidently, post-modern phiosophy has also crept into the cf culture and this is unfortunate. Physical fitness and health is a gift from God and when we display such tawdry attitudes we are being irreverent and assuming the message of a perverse society. Coach Glassman, if you have any influence over this community please condemn such displays and promote a respect for traditional values.

Comment #354 - Posted by: Phil Guske at January 12, 2011 6:30 AM


As rx'd

8 rounds + 90m

Push-ups unbroken for 6 rounds. Damper @ 5.
My game.

Comment #355 - Posted by: Memuc at January 12, 2011 6:32 AM

Ooh, look at the buns on that one...

Comment #356 - Posted by: Harry at January 12, 2011 6:32 AM

Yeah, he must do crossfit!

Comment #357 - Posted by: Lloyd at January 12, 2011 6:32 AM

9 rds+ 134m row Rx'd

Comment #358 - Posted by: Tyson at January 12, 2011 6:35 AM

NICE!!! I love CROSSFIT and the community of people within. Good job everyone! To all the Haters........You know where the door is.......

Comment #359 - Posted by: JRod at January 12, 2011 6:35 AM

Nice!!! I love Crossfit and the community if feeds. Good job everyone! To all the haters.....you know where the door is.....

Comment #360 - Posted by: JRod at January 12, 2011 6:37 AM

How did the guys hide their "package"...? Did they tape it all up to keep from hanging?

Comment #361 - Posted by: chris at January 12, 2011 6:42 AM

I love CrossFit and Proud that this picture was on a row day too! Seat pads anyone??

Comment #362 - Posted by: Greg Hammond at January 12, 2011 6:45 AM

LOVE CROSS FIT and share it with people wherever I go. This pic however is a little unprofessional. If we want to keep a good name and a respectful community, keep it respectful! Where do we draw the line?? Let me ask you this? Would you have your big hitters, say Spealer, Clever, Mikko, Miranda, be in a photo like this? If so post that one instead, b/c it would be nicer to look at!

Comment #363 - Posted by: not a fanny at January 12, 2011 6:45 AM

8 rounds

Comment #364 - Posted by: Tyler Scott at January 12, 2011 6:48 AM

25 SDHPs (45# bar)
25 push-ups

6 rounds + 2 SDHPs

Re the pics: Being provocative is easy. Raising the bar in all areas of life is what I'd rather aim for.

Comment #365 - Posted by: Jim 40/5'11"/170 at January 12, 2011 6:48 AM

Only one ace in that hand!


Comment #366 - Posted by: Dan Silver at January 12, 2011 6:49 AM

Too far.

This is not what I thought CrossFit was about.

Comment #367 - Posted by: Carolyn at January 12, 2011 6:50 AM

hahaha i knew something like this was coming! basically crossfit is telling everyone they don't care what they put up and if anyone starts controvery they are just provoking CF to get more and more raunchy.

Comment #368 - Posted by: max at January 12, 2011 6:50 AM

Personally i dont think the pic is a big deal...but can understand why some would. It shouldnt be on the site due to the intended broad appeal of the site. People do not need to go crazy and call for a witch trial about it though. Some times no reaction at all is the most effective reaction to accomplish what you want...i think the anti-butts failed that sniff test.

Comment #369 - Posted by: Brian / 29 / 6'2 / 197 at January 12, 2011 6:52 AM

@369 excellent idea to have the big hitters in a pic. wouldn't mind a pic with miranda in there. heck while we are at it, might as well throw in Camille. just sayin'.

Comment #370 - Posted by: Derik at January 12, 2011 6:54 AM


Comment #371 - Posted by: Justin Key at January 12, 2011 6:55 AM

Just a quick note to HQ on the photo, you should really limit anything that can be considered explicit on the site. Because if crossfit.com gets listed by any one of the many organizations that search the internet looking for sites to block from our children. You will end up limiting peoples access to the site. They do check fitness sites and list them sometime. Libraries, government institutions, schools all blacklist sites that have explicit photos or videos, so do alot of companies. Personally I like, it and think is funny. But my day job is e-marketing and its something you should know about.

Comment #372 - Posted by: mike d at January 12, 2011 6:57 AM

re: #374 " basically crossfit is telling everyone they don't care what they put up and if anyone starts controvery they are just provoking CF to get more and more raunchy."
Personally I think that's pretty damn sad. So y'all are saying that if my opinion is different than yours, you don't care. wow, that provokes a warm fuzzy for the Crossfit community. Who would want to be part of that?

Comment #373 - Posted by: MDMelissa 46/5'4"/120 at January 12, 2011 7:02 AM

You can argue that people should grow up and realize that we all have the same body parts. That wont change the fact that this is a no go in certain circles. I can think of quite a few people that would not appreciate this and that I would now not recommend crossfit to.
Crosffit likes to brag that it's for everyone, it's not anymore.

Comment #374 - Posted by: Mad Scientist at January 12, 2011 7:05 AM

It's not really appropriate. My second thought was about how my children would view it.
My 12 year old daughter would say, "Ew! Gross!" and walk away.

My 8 year old daughter would laugh and say, "Look at their butts!"

My 5 year old son would start laughing, "Poopy-butt! Poopy-butt!"

Comment #375 - Posted by: GP43 at January 12, 2011 7:07 AM

The post numbers changed, and I was referring to what #371 'max' posted

Comment #376 - Posted by: MDMelissa 46/5'4"/120 at January 12, 2011 7:07 AM


Comment #377 - Posted by: Steve at January 12, 2011 7:08 AM

I have two small children - one 5 and the other is 11. I have no problem with them seeing a picture like this. This is humanity, and we shouldn't be ashamed of it. There is no perversion happening here, just a spirit of fun and goofiness. To all you haters - I repeat the words of my Uncle: "The Victorian era called and said to get off the internet - then it said 'inter, is that a dirty word too?'"

Comment #378 - Posted by: EMauMau at January 12, 2011 7:10 AM

as rx'd

8 rounds

Comment #379 - Posted by: Castillo m/20/159 at January 12, 2011 7:10 AM

My issue with this is that the pic doesn't serve Crossfit's brand image in gaining mainstream acceptance. That being said maybe the folks who own the brand don't want a mainstream market.

Comment #380 - Posted by: Vince at January 12, 2011 7:11 AM

chill... we get it

Comment #381 - Posted by: philip price at January 12, 2011 7:13 AM


You have officially crossed the line of unprofessionalism with this one. I'm truly disappointed.

Comment #382 - Posted by: Glenn at January 12, 2011 7:13 AM

"If you don't like it....don't look at it"----Larry Flint

Why is this such an issue...Sounds as if some you need to relax and move on. Believe me your kids know what an ass is. My only issue is that the men out number the one woman. Cmon crossfit where is the equal rights here!!!!

Comment #383 - Posted by: D at January 12, 2011 7:15 AM

Add a point for the, "everyone needs to chill out" team.

Maybe after this year's games we can have a Tahoe Throwdown : Easily Offended vs. Not Offended.

I know who I would put my money on.

Comment #384 - Posted by: jake at January 12, 2011 7:16 AM

I'm an affiliate owner and I would have to agree with Mad Scientist #375. As of late with all the exposures that have been posted, people are seeing it and turning away.
I'll be honest, the first one got my attention and I laughed, the second had me saying, "ok that's a little much." And now it's old...and yes, pants down is different than no top... and the argument that we are simply displaying the success of this great program can be made... but it's the way CrossFit was presented that made it stand out from all the garbage out there.
CrossFit needs to get back to what made it classy, and stay with it. These pics are great/funny/sexy whatever...have a location to post them... perhaps not on the main page where everyone who has just heard about CrossFit will see them and risk having them turn away.
Not the proper way to help it grow

Comment #385 - Posted by: Mike J at January 12, 2011 7:19 AM

I think it's great.

Some ppl are saying that this isn't crossfit.

I say this is exactly what crossfit is.

Ppl were complaining so crossfit is weeding all the "fair-weather" ppl out imo.

Comment #386 - Posted by: Eric at January 12, 2011 7:19 AM

I'm more inclined to be inspired by a Hero's story rather than pics like these. Better to keep it clean and focused. I can get my laughs elsewhere but this is where I get my inspiration from....
Best Regards,

Comment #387 - Posted by: Doc at January 12, 2011 7:22 AM

Wilsontt123, learn to spell and get a life. It's bums, your kids will see a lot worse on their own.

Comment #388 - Posted by: gaucoin at January 12, 2011 7:23 AM

I don't have a problem with the picture per se, but it's definitely NSFW.

A little warning would be nice. Some of us work in corporate America...

Comment #389 - Posted by: James at January 12, 2011 7:23 AM

8rounds + 120m

Comment #390 - Posted by: sebastian at January 12, 2011 7:25 AM

Don't normally post on here but this warrants a Bravo. Good work guys and lady!

Comment #391 - Posted by: Mike Bledsoe at January 12, 2011 7:27 AM

Now thats the way to troll. I don't know what all the haters out there think they're going to actually accomplish with the comments. I love crossfit and I will continue to recommend to everyone who will listen.

Comment #392 - Posted by: Jacko at January 12, 2011 7:31 AM


Comment #393 - Posted by: J Murda at January 12, 2011 7:31 AM

For the people complaining about pulling up this site at work:
I shouldn't be looking at this at work...or making fantasy football picks...or watching watching clips of MMA fights...or trading securities online...or reading the news for hours...or posting this right now---and chances are neither should you.

For people complaining about their children seeing pictures of butts and backs etc:
Do your children live in a cave in Afghanistan? Probably not. While you're reading this they're probably looking at something worse.

Comment #394 - Posted by: woody at January 12, 2011 7:31 AM

both excited and scared of this WOD. It one of those perfect no reason to stop WOD's of which the only limiting factor is how hard you're going to push yourself.

As for the fannies and kid worries. I grew up where "moon-ing" was a past time and challenge, I don't think that's changed nor hurting them. Childish maybe, but more important things in the world to worry about!

Comment #395 - Posted by: Shawn at January 12, 2011 7:32 AM

Definitely not WFS! I don't have a problem with the pic, but not how to project a professional image on the main page of a growing business.

Comment #396 - Posted by: Jeff at January 12, 2011 7:33 AM

Absolutely classic!!! Got hooked on Crossfit a few months ago and loving it! Thanks for keeping it fresh Santa Cruz! The guys on my crew here at the station want to know if the chick in the middle will make an appearance at our firehouse someday!!! Keep workin hard!! God speed!!!

Comment #397 - Posted by: 23TRUCK at January 12, 2011 7:37 AM

OK Mothership. Affiliate owner here. I'll do a good job representing your 'Brand', BUT I won't drop my pants for you.

Can you imagine any other 'franchise' owner directing a new client to their mother site and finding something like THIS up?

Come on.....we have obligations to each other :/

Comment #398 - Posted by: Tish at January 12, 2011 7:38 AM

My wife just told me: the same people complaining about their childrens' souls being ruined by this picture are probably the same people who don't have a problem with their young daughters thinking Miley Cyrus and Lindsay Lohan are role models. 'Oh they're so empowered!'

Comment #399 - Posted by: woody at January 12, 2011 7:39 AM

Why do people care how this affects CF as a growing business? It's not your business is it? It's not affecting your bottom line. If it affects CF business, then that's CF's problem.

Comment #400 - Posted by: Lauren at January 12, 2011 7:41 AM

The only problem is that there's only one lady .... gotta luv the CF booty!

Comment #401 - Posted by: gannimal at January 12, 2011 7:41 AM

Haha I don't think this is a big deal. I'm a kid and I even laughed... Why would you stop being a Crossfitter over this? Like come on, get real.

Comment #402 - Posted by: MikeG at January 12, 2011 7:42 AM

5 rounds + row + 5 pushups

~1:45 splits, which tells you how bad i am at pushups.

Comment #403 - Posted by: jeglit (m/39/6'4"/220) at January 12, 2011 7:43 AM

This is much more than just a "free" website at this point. There are 2000+ affiliates and even more trainers that now depend on Crossfit. Affiliates have invested $1000s into their business and trainers have invested valuable time and money into associating themselves with Crossfit. Crossfit has a responsibility to be a professional outfit. This has grown beyond a few people working out in a garage or getting together at some ranch for a weekend of competing and drinking beer.
Just like a few juvenile kids in HS doing their silly things who then grow up and enter the work force where these kind of infantile things are not accepted, Crossfit has graduated and needs to act its "age".
Affiliates and the corresponding trainers can't just walk away if they don't like it. There's too much invested at this point. You are now messing with people's means of earning a living.
If this nonsense stops here, then great. But, I am concerned that this is the equivalent of an immature "no I dare you", "no I double dare you", "no I double DOG dare you". This is obviously a picture in a series and my concern is, "O.K. What are these clowns going to do next?". HQ you've made your silly little point. Now it's time to grow up and think about the 2,000+ affiliates and all the trainers out there that are counting on your professionalism. You're playing with fire and you know what they say about that.
Crossfit is at a critical point where it can move beyond some fringe phenomenon and become a real player in the fitness world. The Reebok sponsorship is obviously evidence of this. How will this help Crossfit's true goals? How will this picture and others like it help Crossfit overcome some of the negative impressions that are still out there? The answer is it won't. So stop it and be professional.

Comment #404 - Posted by: Andres at January 12, 2011 7:44 AM

First off I'm sold on Crossfit workouts. At 48 I'm in the best shape of my life and my body performs better than it ever has. Having said that in light of the picture posted today there are a couple points that I would like to address. First off I realize Crossfit is not a Christian based group so I'm not "SHOCKED" if I see a picture that seems lacking in discretion, I'm just not sure why it's there. I do agree with with Josh #207 and Michael in #228, if it's prohibited on the street we probably shouldn't view it on the site. I'm sure you can find plenty of other sites that carry this type of material. Chris is right in #110 that one picture doesn't change 10 years of free workouts, my main concern is where the current trend in pictures is going, and I'm still not sure what this has to do with fun or elite fitness.

Comment #405 - Posted by: Alan Miller at January 12, 2011 7:46 AM

Not really offensive, just juvenile and not professional.

Comment #406 - Posted by: margaret Graham at January 12, 2011 7:48 AM

No. 410---you're spot on exactly right.

Comment #407 - Posted by: GP43 at January 12, 2011 7:51 AM

To me it looks like team competition trumped editorial wisdom in this case. The problem isn't really the photo (which doesn't offend me), but rather the inconsistency of labeling and the lack of clear labeling.

This picture is toeing the line of WFS. Perhaps it was an unfounded assumption that the main feed was supposed to be WFS, but it was one that I had nevertheless.

I, like many others, have the crossfit WOD stream queued up in email and feed reader, and I would prefer they stay WFS. This isn't because I, personally, am offended but rather because of the possibility of a "mixed audience".

I am fine with the feed as it is. Myself and my wife find the pictures fun, funny, and inspirational (even some of the edgy ones), but as soon as I am sharing with other people (read mom, conservative friends, etc), it gets complicated.

If there is an informational way that I can break things into "channels", then I will use my tech skills to do so. All that would require from CFHQ is either a WFS tag on WODs that are WFS, or a NWFS tag on those that aren't. Feed scripts could do the rest.

Whether the main feed is raw and unfiltered and there is a separate "WFS" feed, or if the main feed is WFS and there is an "NWFS" feed makes no difference to me. It would just be nice to have the choice for when I am in "mixed company".

That said, given the ultimatum of "put up or shut up", I will gladly shut up and continue benefiting from the crossfit WOD and just take it on myself to preview the photos before sharing to a mixed audience. I am not going to demand a change to something that is freely given and a wonderful resource. If CFHQ chooses to give me tags on posts, great, but I don't demand it nor would I have a leg to stand on if I did.

Thanks for your respectful consideration,

Comment #408 - Posted by: ee at January 12, 2011 7:52 AM

lol love it!! Girl in the middle wins for sure. And to the folks who won't let there kids see the site because of the "content"....last time I checked they were showing far worse on cable television but I'm guessing you haven't taken that away from your kids...

Comment #409 - Posted by: DC at January 12, 2011 7:54 AM

"Success often leads to arrogance and arrogance to failure"

Comment #410 - Posted by: Tim at January 12, 2011 7:56 AM

@#405 - If I'm an affiliate owner or trainer in one, CF business is my business too. I paid the money, I did the work to get this far, and if people are turned away by the site that I'm recommending, why would they bother coming back to me and training?

Really, I'm just re-stating what Andres said above. It's frustrating.

Comment #411 - Posted by: Andrew at January 12, 2011 7:56 AM

@wilsontt123 I agree.
Posting this makes me think less of the site.
Fail today guys, honestly pull your pants up!

Comment #412 - Posted by: Will at January 12, 2011 7:56 AM


Comment #413 - Posted by: Dan at January 12, 2011 7:59 AM

This,my friends is why I love crossfitting. This picture is a true testament to why we belong to this community. It's a great display of humor, comraderie and humility. All of which are great attributes of a fun and succesful affiliate/box.
It's like television,if you don't like it, then don't look at it. If your children are surfing the web, then I'd be willing to bet a paycheck that they've seen much more than a couple of backsides.
On the other hand, as much as I think it's funny, it's already been done twice. That's the one thing about comedy, the funny factor loses it's luster after the joke's been told too many times.
My two cents.

Comment #414 - Posted by: Bryan Schuster at January 12, 2011 8:02 AM

Whether it's appropriate to post this kind of photo is debatable. What isn't debatable is that it's been made crystal clear that HQ holds itself to different standards than its heavily moderated posters, members, and affiliate owners. Tasteless, maybe; hypocritical, definitely.

Comment #415 - Posted by: NOYB at January 12, 2011 8:02 AM

I agree with 408, I have over $75,000 and four years of my life promoting elite fitness through CrossFit. Most of these people saying its ok to post pictures like this probably have nothing more invested in CrossFit than their board shorts, innov 8 shoes and high socks protecting you fragile shins. My family counts on my business to eat paleo, and survive. Its unfortunate. Maybe they can have a new cert, how to CrossFit Nude and all you people can put your money where your mouth is and pay a grand or two to find out the proper way to workout with your junk out.

Comment #416 - Posted by: honest abe at January 12, 2011 8:03 AM

Disappointing picture.

I've been trying to talk my wife into trying Crossfit, but after seeing this she questions my enthusiasm about my affiliation.

Dust yourself off, HQ and act worthy of the respect you're seeking.

Comment #417 - Posted by: Marc at January 12, 2011 8:09 AM

Awesome...my 4yr old comes in and says, "Hey they are doing pullups!" and proceeds to keep looking and says again, "they were doing pullups so fast their pants fell down!"...LMAO!

Comment #418 - Posted by: Derek at January 12, 2011 8:11 AM

Disappointing picture.

I've been trying to get my wife interested in Crossfit, but after seeing this image she is questioning my affiliation.

Dust yourself off, HQ, and resume acting worthy of the respect you're seeking.

Comment #419 - Posted by: Marc at January 12, 2011 8:11 AM

Stay classy, guys!

Reebok's buyer's remorse in 3-2-1...

Comment #420 - Posted by: Gant at January 12, 2011 8:17 AM

To the affiliates, this picture might affect your business. But guess what? That was your choice to start a business and there are risks to doing so. Sometimes Life happens.

Comment #421 - Posted by: Lauren at January 12, 2011 8:17 AM

Just read most of the comments here and also on CF's Facebook page, I have to say I understand the points of view of many affiliate owners who are trying to build a business and reach segments of the community who otherwise would think Crossfit is fringe or renegade. It's a program that changes lives and while it does have it's own attitude (thankfully!) it can be difficult to be taken seriously with something like this. But I've always said, "Crossfit isn't for everyone." This supports that point.

Comment #422 - Posted by: LeeSwims at January 12, 2011 8:17 AM

Don't get your knickers in a twist... so take them off!! This picture made me laugh out loud, and I needed that. :-)


Comment #423 - Posted by: Jennifer at January 12, 2011 8:18 AM

Haaa!!! Just watched the video... that looked fun. Comraderie at its best. HQ... watch out, sooner or later the lawsuits will file in and as many others have learned, whether or not you win in court... the legal fees will be too much to absorb.

Welcome to our society.

Comment #424 - Posted by: Chris at January 12, 2011 8:22 AM

Sometimes when life happens people have lawsuits to deal with......LMAO BFF and whatever high school texting shorthand you guys use.

Comment #425 - Posted by: honest abe at January 12, 2011 8:22 AM

get it! instead of pants down the have lawSUITs

Comment #426 - Posted by: honest abe at January 12, 2011 8:23 AM

Really?! You have to show naked butts? What point is CrossFit trying to make?

Comment #427 - Posted by: Adam Kemmerly at January 12, 2011 8:25 AM


great pic!

Comment #428 - Posted by: Jojo at January 12, 2011 8:27 AM

Sorry about the spelling guys. Honestly! Typed something out in a hurry and did not spell check (tending to a 2 month old and 2 year old will do it to you!). My bad. However, I am a GREAT teacher and a mother of two in really good shape. I just stated my opinion (thought we were allowed to do that), and for those supporters; THANKS! For the others, I get your point.....a bum. I'm over it! I just hate that I can't continue to promote it at school, since the website would be banned for material now anyway. A lot of people will miss out on this opportunity because of one picture.

Comment #429 - Posted by: wilsontt123 at January 12, 2011 8:27 AM

I have a new favorite city!

Comment #430 - Posted by: Schro at January 12, 2011 8:28 AM

Wednesday 110112
Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:
Row 250 meters
25 Push-ups

SUB sumo high pulls @ 45pound bar 25 reps

7round 3 sumos

All sumos unbroken sets ( real happy with that)

after round 2 pushups were supose to be 15,5,5 but it went more like 12or 13, breat make up the few to 15, 3 breats 5,5, last few rounds the 5s became 3s and 2s.

Comment #431 - Posted by: NikNichols42yo 5'7'' 165lbs at January 12, 2011 8:28 AM

Wow, there's a lot of JUDGING going both ways here! All you who appreciate this community, please cut it out!

PS -- I don't like the picture b/c I don't want to see nor think about other people's stuff. I didn't like the topless pic, I don't like violence in video games, and I don't like f-ing all over the place in the videos. I do like to be happy, and I love liberty. Just a little more discretion, please.

Comment #432 - Posted by: Sarah at January 12, 2011 8:32 AM

#424-It's your wife's judgment call to make but why not choose CF based on the results you get from doing CF instead of a stupid picture.

Comment #433 - Posted by: Lauren at January 12, 2011 8:34 AM

Crossfit in the nude, hmmm watch out for the “swinging Richards”
work out or get out

Comment #434 - Posted by: Pete In Sun City at January 12, 2011 8:38 AM

Humorus picture, I guess. Appropriate place, in my opinion no. I always looked at the Crossfit website as a website designed (just like the workout program) for everyone, including children. Personally I was not offended by the picture. As a parent I can say I am glad my 6 year old daughter was not sitting next to me when I opened it. (Would hate to have to explain to her that “no we don’t have to take our pants off to work out”). If Crossfit wants to design a website with a more “adult” theme then I would be all about it. I might even subscribe to it. But on their main site I think at some point a line should be drawn.

Comment #435 - Posted by: john at January 12, 2011 8:38 AM

posting to say that this owns and everyone getting uptight about it is super insecure

7 rds

Comment #436 - Posted by: Getsome at January 12, 2011 8:38 AM

I have been crossfitting for 3 years now and am a part owner and trainer. I am really questioning if we should continue with our affiliation with crossfit. Where has HQ gone? (elitist, with the teams, Hero WOD's galore, and pictures that are questionable at best.) I send interested people to Crossfit HQ web site and this is what their going to see? Glassman please come back and take control. If I remember correctly Glassman stated that this was ours (the people that what to redefine fitness) not a corporate, elitist, I don't care what people think because we are successful. HQ should be supporting what we are trying to do out here. That is bringing true fitness to the common person, and see their lives change by getting off of the fitness treadmill.

Any serious trainer would not need to post anything like what is being posted.

"if you have one client that can do a sub 3:00 fran, and have lost 30 because your such a bad ass, you are a crappy trainer" Gregg Glassman (Camp Pendelton Cert 2008)

Comment #437 - Posted by: Dan S. at January 12, 2011 8:38 AM

10 rounds

Comment #438 - Posted by: Carl at January 12, 2011 8:39 AM

It's just skin.


Comment #439 - Posted by: Sensei at January 12, 2011 8:39 AM

10 rounds

Comment #440 - Posted by: Carl at January 12, 2011 8:40 AM

Humorus picture, I guess. Appropriate place, in my opinion no. I always looked at the Crossfit website as a website designed (just like the workout program) for everyone, including children. Personally I was not offended by the picture. As a parent I can say I am glad my 6 year old daughter was not sitting next to me when I opened it. (Would hate to have to explain to her that “no we don’t have to take our pants off to work out”). If Crossfit wants to design a website with a more “adult” theme then I would be all about it. I might even subscribe to it. But on their main site I think at some point a line should be drawn.

Comment #441 - Posted by: john at January 12, 2011 8:41 AM

6 rounds as rx'd.

Comment #442 - Posted by: SB at January 12, 2011 8:43 AM

Fire the person who selects photos for the www.crossfit.com website.

This photo is the "jump the shark" photo--fire the guy who selected it immediately, for obvious reasons.

Comment #443 - Posted by: Geoff at January 12, 2011 8:48 AM

50 DUs for row

4rds + 34 DUs

Finished out 5 rds a little over 15mins, hard time stringing DUs today...used heavy rope.

After did 50 Burpees in sets of 10

Comment #444 - Posted by: brittk at January 12, 2011 8:50 AM

Just what we need in a fitness website: Another image w/ completely gratuitous nudity calculated to STICK IT to all the "limp-wristed prudes", ie folks who recognize petty antagonism-for-the-sake-of-antagonism when they see it.

Weak work, CrossFit.

Comment #445 - Posted by: bigTXbob at January 12, 2011 8:52 AM

6 rounds + 24 meters

Comment #446 - Posted by: hillmang at January 12, 2011 8:53 AM

Everyone hating on the pic needs to LOOSEN UP...as anal as people are acting, you'd think they'd appreciate this one.

Comment #447 - Posted by: Hunt at January 12, 2011 8:55 AM

wah wah wah my free workout site posted a photo i find personally objectionable. i will threaten to leave and tell myself this will have an effect on others in some odd sense for self validation

Comment #448 - Posted by: getsome at January 12, 2011 8:55 AM

thank you, Lucky, #166 for commenting on the name calling. My daughter thinks very highly of the girl in the photo and loves the fact that she has a sense of humor. She was far more offended at the use of your words, JMK. Think before you speak.

Comment #449 - Posted by: Angie at January 12, 2011 8:56 AM

As rxd
6rnds + 144 meters

Comment #450 - Posted by: Jonblaze at January 12, 2011 8:56 AM

Simply...Hilarious!!! :)

It was a good WOD too! Haha

Comment #451 - Posted by: Josue at January 12, 2011 8:59 AM

8 rounds + 131 meters

Sweet pic by the way. Way to have the balls crossfit to post what ever the hell you want on your site. Keep on posting all the hunting and bare buts you want till people get a sense of humor and stop whining like four year olds. Video was also funny I was laughing the entire time.

Comment #452 - Posted by: Chris S at January 12, 2011 9:02 AM

Read to post #257 before I got sick of the bickering. In 257 posts, there were 4 WOD results. For the record, I find the photo pretty innocent, but do get sick enough of the constant f*bombs in the videos that I don't watch them anymore.

Comment #453 - Posted by: Benny m/74"/225 at January 12, 2011 9:05 AM

2011-01-12: 6rds. Sub 400m run. Rnds@2:19-2:47.

Comment #454 - Posted by: gs at January 12, 2011 9:08 AM

Im going to post that i dont like the pics on here and soon a revolution will begin...seriously people stop whining, no one is twisting your arm to look at the picture (but i gurantee you clicked the hyper to enlarge it didnt you, dont lie!!!)

Comment #455 - Posted by: Snyder at January 12, 2011 9:09 AM

To #53-I believe you have a great degree of trouble telling the difference between self-empowerment and self-abasement. I curious--tell me how pulling your pants down to reveal your rear-end is such a marvelous display of all that you can achieve as a human being--lunatics can do this and most people do this when they defecate. I'm really impressed.

Comment #456 - Posted by: Tim at January 12, 2011 9:10 AM

Tomorrow's WOD:

Max-effort Shark Jump; Attempt new PR

Oh wait that happened today...

Comment #457 - Posted by: bigTXbob at January 12, 2011 9:14 AM

7 rounds + a handful of meters.

Comment #458 - Posted by: thesomnambulant at January 12, 2011 9:15 AM

I don't think the pic is any worse than you see on a billboard nowadays, and I am not one of the highly offended. BUT, I do think it's not cool of mainsite to knowingly alienate some of crossfit nation. You can't thrust values on someone...

I understand CF doesn't have to be politically or morally neutral, and you can't please everyone...but doing three or four pics in a month or two's time seems unnecessarily aggressive.

Who is anyone to tell anyone else they should NOT be offended by something.

Comment #459 - Posted by: Aush at January 12, 2011 9:16 AM

focus people, focus! you're getting carried away....

Comment #460 - Posted by: becky at January 12, 2011 9:18 AM

7 plus 1 push up

Comment #461 - Posted by: albino at January 12, 2011 9:19 AM

I think some tan is needed ASAP . LOL

Love the pic ... can't wait for this WOD today....

Comment #462 - Posted by: ELIANA MTZ at January 12, 2011 9:23 AM

Stop it with the half naked chin up crap. Once was enough. Now I see bare ass. jeeez.

Comment #463 - Posted by: Brad at January 12, 2011 9:23 AM

How is this any worse than the one sun screen picture with that dog pulling that little girls underwear down? I know you all know what picture im talking about...

So please...get over it...its a picture...tomorrow is a new day.
Thanks Crossfit!

Comment #464 - Posted by: Pretty Obvious at January 12, 2011 9:25 AM

7 rounds + 24 sumo high pulls (had to sub high pulls. No rower)

Comment #465 - Posted by: Efelis at January 12, 2011 9:28 AM

I've been doing crossfit for years. I've noticed recently the website was pushing the envelope a little. I've also been a little disappointed with many of the workouts. I've lived crossfit for quite awhile and introduced many of my friends to it. But This picture today just sealed it for me, as of today i'm no longer a crossfit supporter.

Comment #466 - Posted by: Nate at January 12, 2011 9:33 AM

Robb: 6rnds+100m. 39/M/68"/175. Fun, very fun.

Comment #467 - Posted by: Robb at January 12, 2011 9:40 AM

Is anyone else as offended as I am with yesterdays photo? You can totally see the guys nipples. lol.

Comment #468 - Posted by: Chris at January 12, 2011 9:44 AM

You guys are a business..... Not smart. It only makes you look unprofessional. Lost a lot of respect.

Comment #469 - Posted by: Chad at January 12, 2011 9:48 AM

A bare ass is offensive? Since when did society become so prudish? It was a funny way of a group of Crossfitters poking fun at another. I hope that HQ doesn't bend to the mass of people complaining.

Comment #470 - Posted by: Damian at January 12, 2011 9:48 AM

New onto full on Spartan style training.
Ban Clothing! Thats the rule in my garage gym...

Comment #471 - Posted by: Spartan at January 12, 2011 9:49 AM

I've just recruited a few people in the office to start working out in our company's gym today. A few of the people were interesting the workouts I was doing and I told them it was CrossFit.

I'd like to refer them to http://www.crossfit.com/ but these are people I work with and some of them are women and some executives.

Herein lies the problem with photos like these being posted: sending them to crossfit.com

Comment #472 - Posted by: James at January 12, 2011 9:50 AM

if you've never been there, this is just a normal day in santa cruz. i predict a new games standard of cheek-to-bar pull-ups.

Comment #473 - Posted by: joe at January 12, 2011 9:51 AM

Hey, it's not that the pic is offensive or even in bad taste. Childish? Yes. Do I care? No. However, you could post something else that would not only please those with childish tendencies but also those without them.

The good is the enemy of the best. This pic is acceptable, but it's not the best. It's your website, crossfit, no one can tell you what to do, but you could be better.

Comment #474 - Posted by: Scott at January 12, 2011 9:53 AM

From someone who is friends with most of the HQ staff and has met Coach on several occasions:

You guys do realize that by complaining and whining about this stuff that you are just fueling the fire? Coach and HQ does this only to ruffle your feathers because he LOVES controversy. If you really want these kinds of antics to stop, try not complaining about how someone runs his privately-owned business. If no one starts arguing, then Coach might consider stopping.

Also, to you guys begging Coach to "have some class" and to "keep the juveniles running HQ in line": You obviously do NOT know Coach. He loves this stuff, and he loves pissing you off. If you don't like it, don't use the site. He won't miss you.

If you have complaints about how Coach runs his own private company, then why don't you go start your own million dollar fitness program and "keep it classy". Id like to see how well you do.

Just because you read this site everyday does not make you an expert on the people who own and run it. You guys seriously are entertaining the sh$% out of Coach and HQ right now. Keep it up haha.

~ Friend of HQ

Comment #475 - Posted by: SantaCruzer at January 12, 2011 9:54 AM

Does anyone think the timing of this picture is also related to this ruling which came out this week?


Comment #476 - Posted by: Aaron at January 12, 2011 9:55 AM

It's not that the picture is really bad, it's the message that it sends about self respect. With CrossFit now reaching out to our future leaders - our younger generations with an awesome CrossFit Kids program these types of image posts should be closely scrutinized..maybe these types of posts should be kept in a special area of the Journal - paid for content? I personally like it when I see images and videos posted on the .com site that inspire me to try harder and to keep on pushing. Images showing, achievement, hard work, camaraderie...what Crossfit is.

Comment #477 - Posted by: CrossFit Princess at January 12, 2011 9:56 AM

9 rounds RX

I liked the polar pict. better!!!

Comment #478 - Posted by: Eric Sweet/M/32/178/69" at January 12, 2011 10:07 AM

All I can say is "thank God there's a chick's butt up there" (At least I hope it's a chick)

Comment #479 - Posted by: mikeyb m/50/176 at January 12, 2011 10:08 AM

While I think this pic is funny, I don't think it's doing wonders for Crossfit's accessibility. I've been telling my friends to come check out the site, but honestly this is really making me think twice. This looks more like a pic taken at a bachelor party--hilarious, but not what you want to show the whole world.

Do you want to make Crossfit a turn-off for people who would be offended by a bunch of naked asses?

Comment #480 - Posted by: John at January 12, 2011 10:21 AM

comment #202, you unknowingly proved the point for those of us who find this photo pretty tasteless. we aren't saying its "vulgar," and some of us may not even go so far as to say we are "offended," but just like you said, " i can't wait to see how this one gets topped." that is the point. this will get topped by something even more tasteless. the reputation of crossfit is now on a very slippery slope. one tasteless photo leads to another, and another, and another. let's not be so ignorant to say that isn't so. our culture has proved itself time and time again on this topic of pushing the envelope. i'm not even sure why people are laughing at this picture, not because i'm so offended, but because i legitimately don't see what's so funny. if they are "just butts and we all have them" why do you laugh? and those of us who actually make a choice to stand for something, perhaps a Crossfit community that focuses on health and welness only, it doesn't mean we are uptight by not submitting to your paradigm for humor. how come the moment someone chooses to stand up for something they believe in or dont support, they are labeled as uptight? it has nothing to do with being uptight. if the focus is fitness, let it be fitness. anything outside of fitness should be left for elsewhere.

Comment #481 - Posted by: tanya at January 12, 2011 10:21 AM

4 rounds. + row & 9 pushups

Comment #482 - Posted by: em :) at January 12, 2011 10:26 AM

Stop being a bunch of Wankers.... It's just all in fun. If we can't have fun and have some sense of humor with a workout then whats the point.
"Didn't You think it was bit much to see the crack in the Indians Bottom?"

Comment #483 - Posted by: mike at January 12, 2011 10:28 AM

How come none of their asses have the abmat burn? Am I the only one? lol

Comment #484 - Posted by: Robyn at January 12, 2011 10:30 AM

7 rounds + 90 meters

The bum pics are funny some of the time. The problem seems to be that they are showing up more often. We come to this site for great fitness advice and great WOD's to get us all in great shape. Laughter is also a great medicine. Keep the fitness pics coming and less bums. Crossfit stands for something elite, lets keep it that way!! Well said #484 Tanya, well said!

Comment #485 - Posted by: Rough Robbie at January 12, 2011 10:30 AM

7 Rounds

Comment #486 - Posted by: Tom F. at January 12, 2011 10:32 AM

@ Tanya, and the other maniacs who hate it. If this puts people off from Xfit then fine by me to many wanna bees in the pool anyway.

Comment #487 - Posted by: Mike at January 12, 2011 10:33 AM

6 rounds plus a 7th row.

Comment #488 - Posted by: Ted Zink at January 12, 2011 10:33 AM

Does anyone know how many reps on a universal type row machine is equivalent to a meter on a "real" rowing machine? In other words, how many meters do you get per stroke on a "real" row machine? Also How much weigh should I use?


Comment #489 - Posted by: Dan Wilcox at January 12, 2011 10:34 AM

5 rds + 87 meters

Comment #490 - Posted by: Thinlizzie at January 12, 2011 10:34 AM

#490- i dont believe i said i hated it. funny... i state my opinion that doesnt agree with yours and i'm a manic now. interesting.

Comment #491 - Posted by: tanya at January 12, 2011 10:35 AM

Whoops, did 500 metre row, 4 rounds. I don't actually care about the picture but I was a bit concerned that it's not work safe, as I usually check the wod whi
E at work!

Comment #492 - Posted by: Scott at January 12, 2011 10:36 AM

I'm just disappointed. Enough's enough.

I think we all deserve an explanation from HQ. Maybe from Tony or Coach Glassman.

Comment #493 - Posted by: Joe A at January 12, 2011 10:37 AM

Also started with deadlifts. Got 319lbs. Not quite a pb!

Comment #494 - Posted by: Scott at January 12, 2011 10:38 AM

That. Is. Awesome.

The workout too.

Comment #495 - Posted by: kgw at January 12, 2011 10:39 AM

Does the pic offend me? No.

But is it immature and juvenile? Absolutely.

Pretty embarrassing that grown men and women would act like that. Good way to ruin crossfit's credibility too.

Comment #496 - Posted by: T at January 12, 2011 10:41 AM

Tanya I mean no offense I'm using the term "Maniac" loosly here. I just think people are over reacting its a free site. They can put whatever the heck they want up here. The fact that they choose to help us all out with fitness is great, with some laughs here and there too. Is someone gonna call the FCC maniacs? I bet you same people hate Howard Stern humor too.

Comment #497 - Posted by: Mike at January 12, 2011 10:43 AM

Man we have some real whiners here!

Jeeze people you come to a FREE website to get FREE workouts. Crossfit gives you an awesome lifestyle and workout regime and you're gonna complain because they dont do things the way you like anymore? Go start your own web page then! It is a free country for a reason.

For all the people saying they are no longer followers i say good riddance! This sport is getting huge whether you follow it or not and i would much rather have people around who can take a joke and live in the real world.

Comment #498 - Posted by: Steve$ at January 12, 2011 10:44 AM

SantaCruzer #477 you just proved my point.


Just what a "serious" fitness website needs: Another image w/ completely gratuitous nudity calculated to STICK IT to all the "limp-wristed prudes", ie folks who recognize petty antagonism-for-the-sake-of-antagonism when they see it.

Weak work, CF

Comment #499 - Posted by: bigTXbob at January 12, 2011 10:44 AM

5 rds + 13 push ups. Push-ups continue to be my Kryptonite. I need to GTG again.

Comment #500 - Posted by: Seymour Butts at January 12, 2011 10:45 AM

no rower so 25xSDHP 45#
8 rounds + 25SDHP + 1 push up

Deadlift 5x5

Comment #501 - Posted by: RyanS at January 12, 2011 10:46 AM

Holy crap, 500 comments? Over butts?
7 rds as rx'd. Not that anyone cares about the workout today.
Squated 315x5 too. Pr.
I guess the solution is, if a few heinies offend you, don't do crossfit anymore. Maybe that will drive the prices lower at the boxes so I can finally afford to join one. So yes, please, for all those offended, stop doing crossfit so I can afford it.

Comment #502 - Posted by: Shaw at January 12, 2011 10:46 AM

credibility? I don't think pictures will interfere with their workouts and nutritional schedules....if you catch my meaning*. What's best about this is that they knew they'd have negative reactions and still did it. Awesome :) All you prudes can go lock your kids away from the world and go read Good Housekeeping now....

Comment #503 - Posted by: Brandon at January 12, 2011 10:47 AM

Guess I'll throw my 2 cents in. Picture doesn't bother me a bit, but I question why it's featured on the site, surely for no other reason than to get a rise outta folks. Crossfit is in my opinion the best possible training for everyday life that's available, there are plenty of places I can go to see funny pictures, nude pictures, etc, but there is only one place I want to go to read about, and see what's going one with Crossfit, and that's this website. Along with going big time with corporate sponsors and 1 million dollar prize purses, comes some level of responsibility to represent your brand in a professional manner. The pic of Spencer yesterday was epic, only to be followed by this?
I'll keep coming, reading, watching, and WOD'ing, but by all the responses clearly not everyone feels the same way.

Comment #504 - Posted by: brone at January 12, 2011 10:47 AM

5 rounds

99% sure I was going to vomit twice, never did tho.

As for the pic? Proof positive that Crossfit was indeed founded in Santa Cruz. Love em or hate em, the pics fit perfectly for the funky, counter-culture town they come from.


Comment #505 - Posted by: Clayton at January 12, 2011 10:48 AM

Love the pict. The more you people hate you are just adding fuel to the fire. Keep the good videos and Picts coming hq. You have really stepped up the videos this past year and I have really enjoyed them.

Comment #506 - Posted by: Mike B at January 12, 2011 10:48 AM

Using Hydrolic rower, 1 stroke ~ 10meters, otherwise as rx'd:

6 rounds + 10 strokes

Comment #507 - Posted by: Espinosa m/25/5'11"/165 at January 12, 2011 10:49 AM

Those of us that check out the main page at least once if not more times each day I think will get the joke. I am concerned with those people that we all send to this site so they can see what we are up to. We may or may not get a chance to explan the joke to them. I hope so.

Comment #508 - Posted by: Mark S at January 12, 2011 10:50 AM


6 rds
25 SDHP for row

Comment #509 - Posted by: Matthew at January 12, 2011 10:52 AM

This is the stupidest photo I've seen on CF. Lame concept Santa Cruz.

Comment #510 - Posted by: Mike at January 12, 2011 10:55 AM

Subbed 200 meter run for row. 7 rounds + 200 meters + 12 push ups. Best W.O.D. ever for me just after "huge" southern snow storm. Found a "non-icy" road by our hospital and wore the motorcycle gloves. Had a blast.

Comment #511 - Posted by: preacherman at January 12, 2011 10:57 AM

512 comments!!!!!!!!!!!!! new record?

Comment #512 - Posted by: Tride at January 12, 2011 10:57 AM

The people @ CF Santa Cruz and CF HQ must be proud of themselves. I wish I had such a sophisticated sense of humor that rivals even the silliest 3rd graders in the country would think Im funny.

Comment #513 - Posted by: T at January 12, 2011 11:00 AM



Comment #514 - Posted by: Ben S at January 12, 2011 11:00 AM

6 rounds + 55 m.

Pukie was chasing, but didn't catch me on the last round.
Semper Fi.

Comment #515 - Posted by: MajorDad M/51/6'3"/165 at January 12, 2011 11:01 AM

We where all born naked, no shame in it.
Some people are more carefree then others.
Hope this doesn't distract athletes from remembering why we love CF.
We should all show a little bum once in awhile.

Comment #516 - Posted by: Kiril at January 12, 2011 11:02 AM

To all the mothers and fathers out there complaining about this. do you make your kids close their eyes when bathing? do YOU close your eyes when you naked? the probability of seeing a bum in your lifetime is 100%. get over it. trying to say that you refer people to this all the time but now you can't because of a picture is Ridiculas. have a sense of humor! lastly, to the people in the military, police force, fire department. or anything like that. for you to say you showed This to you unit and was embarrassed. your probably the guy in the unit filing all the EO complaints...Chil the Hell out. its a picture

Comment #517 - Posted by: Daine CF801 at January 12, 2011 11:03 AM

Not that I don't have a sense of humor... But sometimes we have to show this website in a professional manner and this doesn't work well for that at all.

Comment #518 - Posted by: CG at January 12, 2011 11:05 AM

Well, it could be worse, instead of pullups they could be doing deadlifts.

Comment #519 - Posted by: puco at January 12, 2011 11:05 AM

F sq worked up to a 1 rep max of 250
Rxd 6 rounds +row =15pu

Comment #520 - Posted by: Troy at January 12, 2011 11:05 AM

Amazing! Forget the butts. I am disappointed in all the "there's the door" attitude! Coach Glassman, I poured you a beer from the keg on Oahu while we talked about community. I think we need to define "community"!

Comment #521 - Posted by: Crossfitter at January 12, 2011 11:09 AM

I subbed the 250 meter row with kettle bell sumo dead lift high pulls (punishment for not having a rowing machine lol) I only had a 35 pound kettle (my wife's) and my 70 pound kettle, I used my 70 pound one, it was cool but after the 1st round I FELT LIKE DEATH lol but i pushed through and I got 5 rounds done, really good workout, glad I didn't eat breakfast 1st.

Comment #522 - Posted by: Julius at January 12, 2011 11:10 AM

I don't know who is more immature, the people who wanted to pose for this pic or those at HQ that thought it would be a good idea to post it. I thought CrossFit was about building community instead of tearing it down. All the name calling here kind of makes me sick. I guess count me as one of the "whiny, uptight, right wing, prudish, weak minded" people who don't see what is funny about it and finds it offensive.

And for the person who thinks it is 70/30 for and against, I think you need to buy a pair of glasses.

Comment #523 - Posted by: Annoyed at January 12, 2011 11:12 AM

5 rounds 200m Ski Erg...no pants!

Comment #524 - Posted by: Erika at January 12, 2011 11:14 AM

I guess CF is no longer WFS.

Comment #525 - Posted by: Thatcher M/43/5'10"/200 at January 12, 2011 11:15 AM

8 rounds plus 125 meters

Comment #526 - Posted by: Darol at January 12, 2011 11:16 AM

It is just a little cheek. Everyone's got it. If you don't like it, don't look at. CrossFit is about community, but its also about having fun and having a sense of humor.

Comment #527 - Posted by: Alex at January 12, 2011 11:20 AM

The pic is hilarious! Well done. Just when I think CF might have lost its sense of humor with the amazing growth & corporate sponsorship... you knock it out of the park.

The only thing funnier is the batch of negative comments above!

Comment #528 - Posted by: CraigH at January 12, 2011 11:20 AM

Kids know what a bum looks like.
If you want to crack a 3 year old up tell them you can see someone's. It's the height of pre-school humour.
The american military needs to be protected from seeing them? Really?

Really sad that nudity evokes such a response, while violence keeps the entertainment industry running. There's something wrong with a society that thinks their young need to be protected from seeing a naked member of their own species. Protected from harmful actions by that individual yes.

Good on HQ for chipping away at the hypocrisy inherent in western society or to be more accurate, north american society. Europeans just wouldn't get that this could be seen as an issue.

Comment #529 - Posted by: Craig Massey at January 12, 2011 11:22 AM

Of all the strange "crimes" that human beings have legislated out of nothing,
"blasphemy" is the most amazing - with "obscenity" and "indecent exposure"
fighting it out for second and third place.

- Robert Heinlein

Comment #530 - Posted by: Michael F. at January 12, 2011 11:22 AM

"I love CF but have to agree with #25.

Why do this? I refer people from work and my reserve unit to CF all the time. I would hate for someone to get in trouble at work for pulling up crossfit.com! It's a fitness site, one with more class than Men's health, bodybuilding.com, etc., but one wouldn't know it by this and other recent pics.

Are they the worse thing in the world? No! But they don't add anything of value at all and may keep people away who otherwise need this valuable, life-changing information. "

Completely Agreed....It's not that it's that bad of a pic....but come on I refer professional people at work to this site all the time. Just bad taste.

Comment #531 - Posted by: Soulsurfer at January 12, 2011 11:26 AM

7 rounds + 250meter row

Comment #532 - Posted by: branden borchardt at January 12, 2011 11:27 AM

5 full rounds, plus completed 6th 250m row.

I think the picture is funny.
I've been a bike racer for more than 15 years. I've changed out of my chamois into dry clothes in a parking area literally thousands of times. I'm sure people have seen my butt. I've seen other's butts when they are doing the same. It's really not that big of a deal. And as far as seeing someone else's butt, at leat they are nice looking!

Comment #533 - Posted by: Heather Szabo at January 12, 2011 11:28 AM

Deadlifted a PR at 365 pounds.

WOD as RXd: 7 rounds + 250 Meter row.

Comment #534 - Posted by: José - M/25/5'9"/169 at January 12, 2011 11:29 AM

6 rounds + 100 meters; stark naked

Just wait until people hear the on-line sectional qualifiers must be done nude.

Comment #535 - Posted by: TRN III at January 12, 2011 11:30 AM

Row 250M
15 push ups

5 rounds

Comment #536 - Posted by: Gerard at January 12, 2011 11:32 AM

Too many people are missing the point.

I don't think this picture is going to harm me. I don't think it diminishes the quality of the workouts. It's mildly amusing, I guess.

The problem is, having this page open at work can get me in hot water if the wrong person walks by.

I don't think the answer to my concern is "get out; it's a free site; you're not hurt; it's their business; LMAO ROFLCOPTER; you're the limp-wristed, self-loathing type; get a new job."

How about: CrossFit is a community that is supposed to included families and professionals, and this doesn't fit the bill.

Just change the stupid picture.

Comment #537 - Posted by: James at January 12, 2011 11:33 AM

7 roundsa

Comment #538 - Posted by: Teodor Dimitrov at January 12, 2011 11:33 AM

Definitely a great wod to push it as hard as you can.. relatively short row and not too many pushups. I'm excited!!

ps... everyone stop being such baby backs it's a picture! if u can't handle something as simple as this, you probably can't handle the wod either so look elsewhere for your workout.

on that note, viva la crossfit :)

Comment #539 - Posted by: cristobal at January 12, 2011 11:34 AM

20 rows 25 lb dumbbells
15 pushups
10 push press 125 pounds
all with 20 pound weighted vest
4 rounds
(Watch, there will be push-press tomorrow!)

Comment #540 - Posted by: cort at January 12, 2011 11:34 AM

6 rounds + pushups

Comment #541 - Posted by: ntJ83 at January 12, 2011 11:37 AM

I have to agree this isn't appropriate.

On the other hand, why are the two guys looking at each other on the end?

Comment #542 - Posted by: Brian Smith at January 12, 2011 11:38 AM

Oh no!! Ouch! Immature?! Dang, that one really hurts you guys. I'm going to go cry myself to sleep and Im sure HQ is going to join me!

ahaha. Keep trying.

I embrace my occasional immaturity, it keeps my abs cut from all the laughing I do.

Keep knocking on us "immature" people who enjoyed this photo, Im sure if the comments reach 1,000 then maybe we will feel bad. Maybe.

I am still a proud CrossFitter. I love this community. I may not believe in everything HQ and Coach believes in, but I'm not going to waste my breath whining about it.

Comment #543 - Posted by: SantaCruzer at January 12, 2011 11:41 AM

Everyone craps...but I don't want to see a picture of that on the mainsite either.

Really...I can understand HQ wanting to "do whatever the hell they want cause its a free site and you don't have to look at it" but where is the line?

How about during the hero workouts we show a picture with the soldiers brains on side of the road.

Or how about we link to Saddam's execution.

Whats the difference? Probably easy to say there is...but where is the line????

Now some will attack me and say thats tasteless...but lets be careful...cause that is exactly what you are crapping on other people for saying.

Slippery slope...this concept of free speech and rights.

Comment #544 - Posted by: Pot Stirrer at January 12, 2011 11:45 AM


Did 500 m rowing because the damn machine kept switching off all the time so figured I might as well make it worth the effort.

7 rounds + 500 m...

Wasn't easy, but I am surprised that nobody got THAT much more. YAY! :)

Comment #545 - Posted by: Lutz at January 12, 2011 11:45 AM

Blinded for life!!!

Comment #546 - Posted by: xdrill at January 12, 2011 11:50 AM

The display on our gym's rower is broken. So, we rowed hard for 1 minute each round:


6 rounds + row + 4 push-ups.


5 rounds + row + 2 push-ups.

Comment #547 - Posted by: Kevin C. at January 12, 2011 11:50 AM

as rx'd

6 rds + 115 meters

Comment #548 - Posted by: nucf m/24/5'7"/155 at January 12, 2011 11:51 AM

WOW! What a firestorm this pic has caused. Maybe that was the point. To see if this possibly offensive pic, depending on your sensitivity and moral concerns, would/could cause a rift in the CF community. Well it is disturbing to see the shots being taken from both sides here. The physical ass whooping WODs and empirical results drew me here to CF but the genuine people and support from fellow "Infidels" kept me here. We got more goin on than most here in our CF world. Take life in stride, and exert this kind of emotion for more important issues, that are coming.

Comment #549 - Posted by: Hoplite at January 12, 2011 11:54 AM

6 rounds + 10 push ups

pic is pretty funny.

don't think we're a nation of wusses. you can always find anecdotal examples of pansy behavior or rules set down by government but the fact is, when we came under attack we responded in pretty ass kicking fasion. our young generation went to war and have done everything we've asked of them for damn near a decade now. i would say the sacrifice represented by the hero workouts on this site cuts against the idea that we're a nation of wimps.

Comment #550 - Posted by: ken c at January 12, 2011 11:56 AM

Guys you've spent all this effort building this huge brand, and for good reason, this site is awesome. Please do not forget who your "market" is. Its everybody, not just adults. Hell you have Crossfit Kids! on here. There's a place for bathroom humor, I hope this isn't one of them.

Comment #551 - Posted by: tom silvestrini at January 12, 2011 11:57 AM

I can tell you I'm soooo pumped I had to troll through all the garbage comments to find some WOD results to compare myself to.

7 rounds plus a few pulls on the rower.

I love doing wods, and I love that I don't have to program for myself because of this site. That's what matters.

Comment #552 - Posted by: Matt D at January 12, 2011 11:59 AM

Not thrilled about doing this wod until bingo posted a sub for rowing. Thanks for the help!
Newbie posts are very helpful.

Comment #553 - Posted by: Dan at January 12, 2011 12:04 PM

Wow...good to see some of us faithful have a sense of humor! Thanks for the MOTIVATIONAL pic Santa Cruz.

5 rounds plus rows

Comment #554 - Posted by: J-Bird at January 12, 2011 12:08 PM

As a newly certified level 1 trainer (06/2010)who recently gained approval to become a CrossFit affiliate, this type of picture disapoints me at a professional level. I've worked very hard to overcome the stigmas attched to the fitness and personal training industry by maintaining a professional relationship with my clients. Pictures like this do nothing to help that cause and I will not be affiliating with CrossFit any time soon.

Comment #555 - Posted by: Lee at January 12, 2011 12:09 PM

lmao. that's all I can say.

what a weird world we live in. and the lady teacher #27, wtf? do you think they did this to look good? in the picture? their bums aint even good looking. they did it for the funz, and when people like you are making a fool of them selves in the comments-section, they know they did it right.
dont be so up-tight, people! you are the ones ruining the community.

Comment #556 - Posted by: dr. x at January 12, 2011 12:09 PM

Lighten up Francis! I love CrossFit! Do you people know there is a CrossFitkids site for THE KIDS!

Comment #557 - Posted by: Dan S. at January 12, 2011 12:10 PM

6 rounds 150m.

Comment #558 - Posted by: Jdude at January 12, 2011 12:11 PM

Lol! Im sure HQ is laughing their butts off about all these reponses. And on a related note, maybe its just the angle but i don't see much dangle from the gentlemen? Maybe my screen doesn't enlarge the pic enough! : ) Just kidding guys, luv the pic but then again i'm way immature!

Comment #559 - Posted by: nasty nate at January 12, 2011 12:11 PM

Now that was a funny video LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Semper Fidelis

Ben lunak

Comment #560 - Posted by: Ben Lunak at January 12, 2011 12:12 PM

7 rounds and 8 SDHP's..... nice workout!

Comment #561 - Posted by: BillB at January 12, 2011 12:14 PM

What's important about this photo is the maligned intent that underlies its posting, not its subject matter. Those that are offended by a few bare derrieres and those that chide them derisively are lost in the realm of non sequitur and need to grow up.

The photo is a simple yet highly effective statement from HQ. They are saying, in essence, that it cares nothing about those folks who care about the ongoing development of the crossfit brand. It's their show and if you don't like it, bugger off, which is their prerogative as a private enterprise. We're beginning to witness, however, the unfortunate erosion of the Crossfit brand and simultaneous community rift that results from such a short-sighted business culture.

The time for HQ amateur-hour has passed! It's time to be professional about being professional.

Comment #562 - Posted by: cerebrian at January 12, 2011 12:19 PM

It's good to see that CrossFit attracts so many different types of people based on the previous comments. The easy thing to do is say "it's just a picture, get over it." Or as the person a few posts above says that we who oppose the picture probably can't handle the WOD either. Really? Because we have a moral cadence means we are weak?

The reality is this: CrossFit just signed a multi-year deal with Reebok, one of the top national brands, who is pumping a lot of money into this new area of fitness that has gained a lot of attention and popularity. I am surprised Reebok reps have not asked for it to come down yet.

I was on the site at 6am and here it is 3p and the picture is still up. With such controversy over a picture, it seems the easiest (and maybe best) thing to do is take it down/replace it. Comment #552 nails it: you guys have put much effort into building your brand and marketing it to so many different groups. It seems as though you would be more mindful of those groups before posting such a picture. And it doesn't mean that you were wrong for putting up the picture, but maybe you now realize that it should not have been put up and would be best to take it down. But it's your brand and site...obviously do what you want.

Comment #563 - Posted by: Justin at January 12, 2011 12:20 PM

This is awesome! Great pic for a Wednesday! Good reminder to have fun!

Comment #564 - Posted by: Lindsey at January 12, 2011 12:21 PM

subbed 25 40lb SDHP for rows

4 sets plus 25 SDHP and 10 pushups

Comment #565 - Posted by: Tim at January 12, 2011 12:22 PM

ok all you people coming out of the wood work to state your displeasure is a bunch of BS...there's always pointless pictures posted, like of dead animals and crap like that, yet you dont state the pointlessness of that? PLEASE, if you are going to do it with this picture do it with every other picture, and you would have been long gone!!!!!! go somewhere else if you dont like it, its freaking FREEEEEEE..and do you really think CF cares if it loses YOU s a supporter? get off your high horse, we got plenty behind you!

Comment #566 - Posted by: lei at January 12, 2011 12:25 PM

I honestly have no problem with stuff like this. However, I think it is disrespectful to not consider those who do. I don't see the point in doing something like this unless you are purposely trying to make people angry, otherwise, it is just not necessary. So why offend people if it is completely avoidable?

Comment #567 - Posted by: Tiffani at January 12, 2011 12:28 PM

6rds + row + 6 pushups

Comment #568 - Posted by: Julian at January 12, 2011 12:29 PM

7 rds flat

Funny pic... life is short people trying to live outside a comfort area, at least every now and again. Geeeeee!!!

Comment #569 - Posted by: alvin/36/5'8/200lbs at January 12, 2011 12:30 PM

@548 Completey in error to assert that the free speech rights argument is any kind of slippery slope...unless you mean that such a slope might let everyone slide right into LIBERTY.

Be offended, good on ya. Debate the issue, good on ya. If someone resorts to name calling or ad hominem attacks, then GREAT...now we know what kind of person they are.

I find repulsive the unfortunately wide-spread mindset, reinforced by our overly litigous society that would rather sue for non-existent damages than be tolerant, that somehow finds it okay to assume you have a right to NOT be offended.

If you don't like it, leave! Funny how the same people, who consitently "don't like it", hang around to comment. Reminds me of a dissatisfied, naggy spouse or girl/boy friend, who nonetheless stays in the relationship for some incomprehensible yet surely masochistic reason.

MAYBE...just maybe, those at HQ you so blithely impugn for their supposed lack of professionalism have cleverly embarked upon a purposeful and hopefully succesful campaign of alienating (and driving off) the "wusses".

Moi dva tsenta...dobavlyaemye s bol'shim udovol'stviem !!

Comment #570 - Posted by: Jon at January 12, 2011 12:31 PM

6 rounds, 250m, and 17 pushups.
Pushups definitely the weak spot, PT this morning with my company killed any chance of that working out.
The comments on this entertain me so much. Me and my buddy have been laughing at all the people trying to shame crossfit HQ all day today. I for one think it's awesome. I have similar pictures of myself and some buddies at the summit of every mountain we've climbed together. I intend to show them to my children, because I want them to know that one day long ago crusty old dad used to be a crazy young guy who had fun.
Go HQ.

Comment #571 - Posted by: Max at January 12, 2011 12:40 PM

6 Rounds Rx'd.

Comment #572 - Posted by: james.patrick [M/48/66"/135] at January 12, 2011 12:41 PM

First time it's funny, second time it's silly, third time's a spanking.

Comment #573 - Posted by: Childhood Adage at January 12, 2011 12:43 PM

4 rounds + row & 17 pu

Comment #574 - Posted by: ccraft at January 12, 2011 12:45 PM

7 Rounds

Comment #575 - Posted by: tjo 43/185 at January 12, 2011 12:48 PM

All the people complaining must not watch television at all or read magazines or get out much... A single pic is pretty tame compared to what you can see on any other forms of media...

I suck at push ups... On Speals level in one workout then back down to the bottom the next day.. haha

250m Row
25 Push Ups
** 6 1/2 RD + 6 Push Ups in 15 mins

Comment #576 - Posted by: Justin VanBeek at January 12, 2011 12:48 PM

I like bare asses, actually I love bare asses. They're my favorite body part. My wife and I are avid CrossFitters and wallballs/ lunges and squats have given her an ass women would die for. Im the envy of all my married buddies. I could look at bums all day long. That being said, this " controversy" is getting old. Can't we move on? Nothing new is being said by anyone on either side of the fence. Oh yeah, by the way, good job on building nice asses CFSC! think il take another look. That is all.

Comment #577 - Posted by: DougR at January 12, 2011 12:50 PM

Bubba #566 ( post# subject to change) now THAT is funny

Comment #578 - Posted by: MDMelissa 46/5'4"/120 at January 12, 2011 12:54 PM

The pic was funny. Especially as an answer the to the topless pull-up pic. While CrossFit grows in popularity, I'd hate for some conservative uptight cult to take over the cult we've all grown to love. The CrossFit culture is what it is (complainers and all). I have the feeling the Glassmans enjoy allowing everyone to have a say. Don't like the pic? Say so. Love it? Say so. Argue about it. Go ahead! That's life. Bottom line, it's their website and they can damn-well post anything they please. God love em!

One thing I've noticed at my affiliate is that the "birds of a feather" saying is not just clever sounding. It's a truth that is self-evident. By posting this pic, there may well be some people that will stop frequenting this site. But at the same time, more people that see eye to eye with CrossFit will stumble across the pic and be drawn to them.
CrossFit makes no apologies for being who they are. And it's everyone's choice to be part of this community or not. Complainer or not, if you want to be here, you're all welcome to stay ;-)

Comment #579 - Posted by: Reno_Ty at January 12, 2011 12:56 PM

as rx'd 6 rounds

Comment #580 - Posted by: Devin D 27/175/6'2'' at January 12, 2011 12:59 PM

7 rounds

Comment #581 - Posted by: John B. at January 12, 2011 12:59 PM

7 rounds plus 17 Push Ups

Comment #582 - Posted by: Judah at January 12, 2011 1:12 PM


6 rounds + 250 row

Comment #583 - Posted by: SAR at January 12, 2011 1:14 PM

I beleive the object of the picture is to get a reaction. Mission accomplished.

Love the site!!!

Comment #584 - Posted by: Shaggy at January 12, 2011 1:23 PM

One thing I've learned the last 5 years at my affiliate is attrition happens: CrossFit is not for everyone. The result is that we have an awesome group of positive, fitness-passionate people who love life.

It looks as if today's post is helping to thin the herd. That's a good thing.

Comment #585 - Posted by: CraigH - Diablo CrossFit at January 12, 2011 1:23 PM

M/64/180- While I find humor a great help in daily life, especially in WODs, I have to admit, I don't get the appeal of naked butt cheeks on the site- all male, all female or in between.

Someone mentioned Animal House--I didn't get the humor there, eiter--maybe that's an indicator.
C'mon, guys, let's stick with what XF is noted for- great workouts- not arguments over nakedness.
I find it strange that pics like this make it through the censors, but one d*&n sends a post to the showers. Wierd!
Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:Row 250 meters
25 Push-ups
7 rounds plus 250 meter row.

Comment #586 - Posted by: peejay2 at January 12, 2011 1:23 PM


RX'ed: 8 full rounds.

Comment #587 - Posted by: Steven M. Platek at January 12, 2011 1:24 PM

8rds +25 sdhp + 8 ctd pushups

Comment #588 - Posted by: mike d 146 5'7" 35 at January 12, 2011 1:29 PM

subbing SDHP (1 rep = 10m)

8 rounds + 250m

Comment #589 - Posted by: Joel at January 12, 2011 1:31 PM

4 full rounds + 250 M rowing + 1 pushup..... THis workout was more brutal than i thought....

Comment #590 - Posted by: Dana at January 12, 2011 1:32 PM

I don't have a problem with the picture. What I do have a problem with the lack of hamstrings and ass on the guys and girl. For a training site supposedly based around the posteur chain they look like that have never squatted heavy. CF should change to Forging small butts and no hamstrings.

Comment #591 - Posted by: Ass Mucho at January 12, 2011 1:44 PM

6 full rounds with a 250 row.
Great workout once again.
Goal was 5 to 7. Bravo!

As for the pic (pun intended), great!

Comment #592 - Posted by: JM (M/32/74"/210#) at January 12, 2011 1:47 PM

Just look at all the comments TODAY!!!

Comment #593 - Posted by: Matt M at January 12, 2011 1:49 PM


7 rounds

Comment #594 - Posted by: Jeff H at January 12, 2011 1:51 PM

I don't understand the people saying "I won't let my kids look at the site." Every time you take them to the beach they see the same thing.

Comment #595 - Posted by: Latham at January 12, 2011 1:52 PM

7 rounds + 250M + 10 pushups.

As Rx on C2 Rower, damper setting of 8. Pushups were normal pushups, not CTD or hand release.

Comment #596 - Posted by: Sheldon N (M/33/6'/183) at January 12, 2011 1:54 PM

bad photo! next time all womens please, lol

Comment #597 - Posted by: lisandro pochito solano at January 12, 2011 2:00 PM

As rx'd 7+183m

Comment #598 - Posted by: Brent colson at January 12, 2011 2:02 PM

Love the picture!! Very funny!

Comment #599 - Posted by: Gabe V at January 12, 2011 2:02 PM

I agree with # 10 and # 27. It's not that the picture is offensive, but it is rather crude and certainly unprofessional. It seems to me like Crossfit should be above posting something like this on the main site. Keep it classy.

Comment #600 - Posted by: Alan at January 12, 2011 2:04 PM


8 rounds as rx'd. Pretty happy with that because I suck at a lot of the WODs.

Given the choice, I'd rather not look at a dude's naked ass as I copy down the WOD...

Comment #601 - Posted by: Jocko Pierce at January 12, 2011 2:07 PM

I completely agree with post 602! Although this is not the crossfit kids website, my children are often in the room or around when my husband and I are looking at the site! This is totally unprofessional, as are some of the recent pictures that have been posted, (ie the shirtless girls from the back) We can all admire a FIT body fully clothed!

Comment #602 - Posted by: Nicole Mitchell at January 12, 2011 2:08 PM

10 rounds

Comment #603 - Posted by: lewis at January 12, 2011 2:08 PM

Why is it always teacher complaining about this stuff? Is there something wrong with teachers?

Comment #604 - Posted by: Jeff at January 12, 2011 2:09 PM

8 rounds as Rx'd.


Comment #605 - Posted by: Dan Blackmon (M/37/5'10"/175lb) at January 12, 2011 2:13 PM

Just goes to show you how the main site is loosing its relevance.

Comment #606 - Posted by: jk at January 12, 2011 2:15 PM

I'm not offended, it's just not funny. It's juvenile and immature. My 9 year old thinks its hilarious though.

Cant help but feel that the site has been hijacked by individuals who feel that it is more important to "offend" and "push the boundaries" than actually offer real fitness advice.

This also happened years ago with surfing, Ultimate, snowboarding and other sports that have attempted to brand themselves as "outsiders". The sport goes on, the posers disappear. Put your pants on you posers.

Comment #607 - Posted by: Torg at January 12, 2011 2:18 PM

First WOD after a looooong layoff. It's nice to be back.
15 min:
250m row
15 pushups
5 rounds exactly

As for the flap over the photo. Relax folks. People are urging the braintrust to act professionally and with the utmost seriousness. Ask yourself, what would the official Crossfit mascot ( Pukie, the barfing clown) think about this controversy?

I'm going to go back to working the snatch. See you all tomorrow!

Comment #608 - Posted by: jbuffone at January 12, 2011 2:19 PM

As Many Comments As Possible in 24 hours. 3-2-1 GO! We killed it guys. Good Job.

Comment #609 - Posted by: C at January 12, 2011 2:20 PM

Portrays the people of Santa Cruz well! They surf naked and dance naked around UCSC on the first season's rain.

I like the humor, but in all seriousness. This post is definitely a NSFW post. I wouldn't want to see an executive walk by my office with this site sitting on my desktop. Not professional at all!

Comment #610 - Posted by: sammy at January 12, 2011 2:21 PM

Probably a better idea to have this on the Journal site instead of the public facing site.

Comment #611 - Posted by: Gault Falcon at January 12, 2011 2:21 PM

As many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:

25 sumo dl high pull (20kg)
25 push-ups


6 rounds + 25 sdhp + 15 push-ups

Comment #612 - Posted by: Morten Pedersen at January 12, 2011 2:22 PM

as rx'd

5 rounds even


Comment #613 - Posted by: Toby D at January 12, 2011 2:23 PM

5 rounds + 250M + 7 pushups

Comment #614 - Posted by: Tony Scotti m/33/5'9"/205 at January 12, 2011 2:24 PM

'Are Americans wusses or just fond of trash talk'. Well judging by the content and number of comments I would have to say yes to both. HQ love the juxtaposition of the photo and article. brilliant.

Comment #615 - Posted by: Hawk at January 12, 2011 2:30 PM


Hahaha, epic photo!

subbed 25 SDHP with a 45 lb bar for the rows.

6 rounds

Comment #616 - Posted by: Eric E at January 12, 2011 2:35 PM

Not impressed. Immature. HQ, let's put the emphasis back on function please.

Comment #617 - Posted by: Kasey B. at January 12, 2011 2:40 PM


As Rx'd:

7 rounds + 90m row

Row was easy, that workout was all pushups. Wow, I'm surprised... this is even more impressive than the bear skin day. 600 comments and counting.
*Sigh*... if only they were all WOD times CF may be as cool as it was in 2008. But alas, just internet trolls.

Comment #618 - Posted by: Jordan D. at January 12, 2011 2:41 PM

That must have been one fast pull-up to make their pants fall off like that!

6 rounds plus row and 19 pushups!

Comment #619 - Posted by: Sting M/46/155/69" at January 12, 2011 2:44 PM


10 rounds + 16 pushups


Comment #620 - Posted by: Vidal Lazo at January 12, 2011 2:50 PM

Ya, gotta say not to thrilled to see this type of content posted here. Is it over the top? No, probably not; but it certainly is questionable. I pretty confident that the content posted here could be much more productive which encouraged growth in the sport of Crossfit rather then questionable nude butt shots of either sex which just causes drama on both sides of the moral fence.

Comment #621 - Posted by: Dan at January 12, 2011 2:51 PM

Thats it I'm doing all my WODs from now on in my birthday suite. Just think of all the water I'll save doing laundry :) But Im a little concerned about what the neighbors are doing to say when I'm in the front yard doing HSPU's :)

Comment #622 - Posted by: glenn siegrist at January 12, 2011 2:52 PM

WOW! SOOO many comments!! this just shows how many people looks at the website in the day. I bet more than half didnt even write anything! :) I love crossfit

Comment #623 - Posted by: Justin T at January 12, 2011 2:52 PM

I think the photo was intended to be controversial and generate interest. In that respect it is no different than the links to articles, music and commentary on MP rest days. My only request is that next time they use women only. There is something inherently demoralizing about looking at some other guy's arse.

Comment #624 - Posted by: Tim_48_71in_198 at January 12, 2011 2:55 PM

5 months Post Op Rotator cuff surgery
Strength returning slowly
6 Rounds + a few meters rowing

Comment #625 - Posted by: Pete In Sun City at January 12, 2011 2:55 PM


As rx: 7 + 79 meters

Comment #626 - Posted by: Jnel at January 12, 2011 2:55 PM


7 full rounds plus rows.

Comment #627 - Posted by: texinma at January 12, 2011 2:56 PM

Subbed w/45# SDLHP (1rep:10m)
8 rounds in 14:30

Comment #628 - Posted by: chavez at January 12, 2011 2:58 PM

Girl in the center, do you know that your right leg hangs slightly lower than your left? You may have a hip alignment problem, you might want to see a chiro.

Comment #629 - Posted by: Guy at January 12, 2011 3:06 PM

9 rds + 88 meters

All times based on 250m row + :35 sec rest set on C2 for pushups. All rows were less than a minute but, if pushups took longer than :35 secs the remainder was counted as part of the next row time.
Total Row 25 pushups
rd1 1:21 52.4 unbroken
rd2 1:37 55.1 unbroken
rd3 1:34 56.3 unbroken
rd4 1:33 57.2 unbroken
rd5 1:36 57.3 unbroken
rd6 1:42 1:01.2 20/5
rd7 1:46 1:06.9 18/7
rd8 1:46 1:08.7 18/7
rd9 1:37 1:07 15/5/5
88 meters :23 secs

Haven't seen this many posts in a long time. And so few WOD results.

Comment #630 - Posted by: Jim D. 50/m/165/5'11" at January 12, 2011 3:07 PM

4 rounds + 200 meters

Comment #631 - Posted by: Dave at January 12, 2011 3:08 PM

8 rounds rx'd


Comment #632 - Posted by: Bryan Kap at January 12, 2011 3:13 PM

I am so offended.. I was a huge fan of crossfit main site and i have been so disappointed. As the majority of people I refer to crossfit are from work, family, and church - I am done with main site. 3 x and you're out. I will now be referring to affiliates and crossfit-like minded gyms.

Forget the morality of what you're doing, just look at this from a business point of view. There is NO branding even in America that grew to become beloved by the country that features immaturity, unprofessionalism, or nudity. Coca-cola? Johnson and Johnson? Macy's? Bank of America's website doesn't feature naked people? What does Reebok think of this? That's an all-american household brand!

Individuals will always do what they want, but a business is not people - a business (which is what crossfit is!) should be out for their and their customer's best interest.

You KNEW this would offend people and turn away loyal customers - WHY DO IT?? (by the way a customer is not just defined by whether or not he/she pays for a service) It makes no sense! Keep up with the pictures of the rock climbers, military guys doing workouts abroad, handstands, etc... all of that was cool! inspiring! and encouraging! If my husband had a hero wod named after him and his picture appeared on the day after this picture, that undermines the message of a hero!

In each post, the links are great, the posts are great, the quotes are great, the information is great.... WHY alter something if it is working for you?

I have been trying very hard to convince people that crossfit is a legitimate, professional, serious establishment. Instead, this looks like "Joe Shmo" started up a blog that kinda gained a following and is big on .blogspot and NOT a real, world-wide, world-class, scientific-based fitness program.

Comment #633 - Posted by: Kek at January 12, 2011 3:13 PM


As rx'd:

6 rounds and 87 metres. The push-ups disappeared pretty fast. Great simple wod.

As for the photo, it was clearly posted in the spirit of fun and reflects the camaraderie of that box in particular and CrossFit in general.

More better faster

Comment #634 - Posted by: Marty at January 12, 2011 3:15 PM

Here's my 1st main site comment...

WTF!!! I can't believe our box didn't post this first!

Comment #635 - Posted by: DP at January 12, 2011 3:15 PM

gonna do this WOD in a thong - out of respect for CFSC

Comment #636 - Posted by: immodest 1 at January 12, 2011 3:16 PM

Reebok? Do you want to be associated with this?

Comment #637 - Posted by: core at January 12, 2011 3:22 PM

As rx'd: 8 full

Comment #638 - Posted by: therozfather. 31/M/194 at January 12, 2011 3:22 PM

the girl in the pic is slacking, i see her underwear..haha

Comment #639 - Posted by: jeff at January 12, 2011 3:29 PM

... As much as I think it is a funny picture, and the video is even funnier... I think there is a time and place for this type of picture, and I just do not think it is, or should be, a the main site image.

I know alot of my athletes check CF.com from work, yet their work will be quick to block this site with that type of picture as the first thing to pop up.

Additionally, think of the affiliate owners and coaches that refer people to your website every day. I am referring 70 yr. old's and parents on a daily basis. While I might understand the sarcasm and point of your pictures, they likely will not. This does not reflect well on me and my approach to fitness.

Comment #640 - Posted by: Cody Rice at January 12, 2011 3:32 PM

Awwwww!!!!! I see butts and lots of them! One: I love CFSC. Two: some of you need to get naked more often. Three: why can girls do a pull up topless but our crew of both men and women can't? Equality!!!! Now!!

Thanks CFSC for reminding me why I love you!

Comment #641 - Posted by: Megan C at January 12, 2011 3:33 PM

I have to say that CrossFit is all about "strong" "confidence" and this pic capures just that.... The strength to do the pull up and the confidence to show off that booty you work so hard for while doing it!
Love... Love... Love CFSC!

Comment #642 - Posted by: Nicole at January 12, 2011 3:35 PM

Crossfit, you are killing me. I cannot send anyone I know to this site anymore. Kills me too, I have talked up Crossfit and was really passionate about it. This kind of posting kills my ability to recommend CF via the site. It is not professional looking and looks sleezy.

Comment #643 - Posted by: bp at January 12, 2011 3:36 PM

Hm i wonder what a suitable punishment for posting this picture would be? Stoning?

"He said Jehova!"

Comment #644 - Posted by: Pete at January 12, 2011 3:36 PM

Kek : What about playboy? Thats an "That's an all-american household brand"
All i can hear is cry cry cry!

Comment #645 - Posted by: B4RNZY at January 12, 2011 3:40 PM

As RX'D 7 rds in 16:14
Way harder than I expected. I was totally gased after rd 4.

Comment #646 - Posted by: jerome 31 M/5'8"/196 at January 12, 2011 3:41 PM

6 + 250m

Finished out the 7th round of pushups after time was up.
Easy 1mi jog
3x10 155# bench press
Worked on kipping pullup technique

Comment #647 - Posted by: Erik 34 | M | 72" | 100kg at January 12, 2011 3:47 PM


8 rounds and 70m row.

Comment #648 - Posted by: Dave Berry at January 12, 2011 3:47 PM


funny, I see Macy's bra ads in my mailbox all the time... and to suggest Coca Cola doesn't use blatant sexuality in ads (from time to time) is laughable. This is not a church website and it's not a bank website. It is for training your BODY to be its fittest. A few non-sexual..ehem very non-sexual rear ends in a silly pose is benign. If this photo is tempting, sexual, or shocking to someone, they might want to consult a shrink. Or stare at themselves in the mirror for an hour and come to terms with being an animal.

At worst, it's juvenile.

Comment #649 - Posted by: heiny at January 12, 2011 3:47 PM

as rx'd 5 rounds + 10 push up

pic was a bad idea.

Comment #650 - Posted by: Eamon at January 12, 2011 3:55 PM



12 min AMRAP:
15 SDHP at 25lb
10 Push Up

6 Rounds + 9 SDHP

Comment #651 - Posted by: Alisha311 at January 12, 2011 3:56 PM

7 rounds + 154 mtrs row

Comment #652 - Posted by: Mad Max at January 12, 2011 3:58 PM

653 comments and counting...good lord!

7 rounds + 250m row

Comment #653 - Posted by: Matt at January 12, 2011 3:59 PM

Been awhile since I did a MP WOD
Scaled to 15 pushups.
6 rounds+ 200m

Comment #654 - Posted by: Camille F/40/5'4"/12 at January 12, 2011 4:01 PM

Props to the Female. She's the only one that didn't go half way and leave her pants around her ankle.

Comment #655 - Posted by: Bill at January 12, 2011 4:03 PM

as Rx'd:

7 rounds + 10m row

Comment #656 - Posted by: Ken Mitchell at January 12, 2011 4:03 PM

8 rounds complete

Comment #657 - Posted by: rusty at January 12, 2011 4:04 PM

Is the Sant Cruz WOD going to be at games???

just sayin...

: )

Comment #658 - Posted by: Rob Smith at January 12, 2011 4:05 PM

7 rounds

Comment #659 - Posted by: mikeysfv at January 12, 2011 4:10 PM

Oh the sweet irony...

All these people bitching about seeing some butt and the article today is about becoming a nation of wusses...

Get a grip people.

Comment #660 - Posted by: ranodmfire at January 12, 2011 4:12 PM

I Love You Crossfit. Thank You!!

Comment #661 - Posted by: Matt M at January 12, 2011 4:12 PM

+1 for funny pic

8 rounds rx'd

Comment #662 - Posted by: Ted - Ocala, Fl (35/6'1"/190) at January 12, 2011 4:14 PM

7 rounds + 90m
as rx'd

Comment #663 - Posted by: Marky Mark at January 12, 2011 4:16 PM

i think some of you guys are investing way too much in this site. get fit. get strong....but chill the f*ck out!

Comment #664 - Posted by: Anton at January 12, 2011 4:18 PM

6 rnds + 15 push ups

Comment #665 - Posted by: cctmooney at January 12, 2011 4:20 PM

8 rounds as rx'd

Comment #666 - Posted by: Magnus 25/5'8"/160-165 at January 12, 2011 4:25 PM


5 rounds at 14:57.

Dropped to my knees for ~1/2 of the Push-ups in order to keep moving. Push-ups are my BW kryptonite.

Comment #667 - Posted by: bingo at January 12, 2011 4:29 PM


As Rx'ed, but I mistakenly did it for 17:30 instead of 15:00, and I subbed a 200m run for the rowing (three guys taking turns on the rower, and one on deck)so....

4 rounds, plus 200 meter run, and 15 pushups.

Comment #668 - Posted by: j-seal at January 12, 2011 4:30 PM

OMG....I left the site up as i ran outside and came back in and my 2 year old daughter was pointing at the screen and saying "butt, look daddy, butts!" HAHAHA...me and my wife are rolling...you think she'll be okay?

Comment #669 - Posted by: Rob Smith at January 12, 2011 4:30 PM

YAY!! New wallpaper pic for my monitor.
Very funny, made my day.

Comment #670 - Posted by: Jonse at January 12, 2011 4:31 PM

We did naked pullups for time today, RX'd it too.
Life is good.....

Comment #671 - Posted by: John at January 12, 2011 4:33 PM

6 rounds + 6 push ups

Comment #672 - Posted by: Townsend m/27/5'8"/140 at January 12, 2011 4:34 PM

8 rounds + 75 meter row. Pic doesn't do it for me either.

Comment #673 - Posted by: Scott at January 12, 2011 4:37 PM

9 rounds

Comment #674 - Posted by: RV#97/6'4/235/35 at January 12, 2011 4:37 PM

Kek... Reebok is British and HQ'd in Massachusetts

Ronin... love the "punk rock of fitness" term.

Crossfit keep keepin' it real. We're family, warts and all. We're not an international Corporation out to please Wall Street and 18-49 year olds with an income of at least $50000. At least I'm pretty sure that a majority of us don't want that. We do something that a vast majority of the world will not do or even try to. Our breed is one that enjoys testing and pushing limits. It's innate. Live with it. Those of you that now worry about pushing CF to your friends and family because they may judge you or what you do, well guess what... they're probably doing it anyway. For Pete's sake, you go into work with calluses on your hands the size of quarters. You have 4 inch gashes on your shins from the bar. They're either already scared of you or they want to be you. The pic on the main site is not going to change that.

Comment #675 - Posted by: Clint at January 12, 2011 4:38 PM

forgot M/41/5'10/235

Comment #676 - Posted by: Scott at January 12, 2011 4:38 PM


W/U: skipped.

As Rx: 9 rnds + 68m.

C/D: skipped.

Chest to deck push-ups. Long/rough day today and I really didn't feel like working out. Not sure if my bad mood helped or hurt. Guess I'll see next time this comes around. :)

Comment #677 - Posted by: rjf (Since 07-20-07. WOD no. 955) at January 12, 2011 4:44 PM

hey to all you people who are NOT offended by the picture and actually like it...lay off those who are disappointed by it. all this talk about "if you dont like it then leave" or "get a grip. dont be so uptight" is such a crap response. they aren't uptight, its just not something they agree with. and it has nothing to do with them being prudes by not wanting their kids to see. of course we all have a butt, kids know that. but modesty is a virtue and if you were a mom or dad, you'd probably teach your daughter that. they're allowed to be disappointed as much as you're allowed not to. they're merely stating their disappointment in such a thing and how to a certain degree, they dont feel comfortable sharing the the website with patients, family, co-workers, etc. because this photo isnt an accurate depiction of what crossfit was built on. they're allowed to have their opinion, so stop singling them out, telling them to leave, or calling them "haters." thats a bit of a leap. jeeeeez.

Comment #678 - Posted by: timothy at January 12, 2011 4:45 PM

Holy backsides. I wonder how many more pull ups I can do sans pants.

Comment #679 - Posted by: Seymour Butts at January 12, 2011 4:46 PM

4 rounds + 9 pushups.

Pushups definitely the limiting factor.

Comment #680 - Posted by: Jacek at January 12, 2011 4:48 PM

Why does the women have a Thong on ? I mean come on, you can tell the guys have shorts and undies down, sausages flapping in the wind, but you can see justa small piece of her thong.. why does she isnt she completely nude too waist down ? Gotta keep it fair guys :P lol

As Rxed 6 rounds + 140 meters ( damn shoulder still healing up, every thing hurts )

M/38/5'8"/ 194

Comment #681 - Posted by: DamonWV at January 12, 2011 4:50 PM

Kids aside, I don't think the site should be posting images like this. I'm rather disappointed.

Comment #682 - Posted by: Aaron at January 12, 2011 4:51 PM

people should start posting a region behind their name. i'd be willing to bet the majority of those opposed are from the south-ish...

Comment #683 - Posted by: tyler/30/6'/190 at January 12, 2011 4:55 PM

This is where we post WOD times right?

As rx'd
6 rds plus 10 PU

Comment #684 - Posted by: JC (M/22/5'9"/175) at January 12, 2011 4:57 PM

Weighted pullups...what's the problem? They are obviously using their ankles to hold the weight!

Comment #685 - Posted by: John at January 12, 2011 5:03 PM

#635 Kak, I have to agree with you.

You know, similar to crossfit, surfing used to be this cool thing that people did for themselves, to push themselves, to test their boundaries, and to experience the thrill of successfully getting in tune enough with nature to catch and ride an ocean wave.

Those surfers were silly, though, and they did awful things for their branding. Lots of nudity, everyone being all healthy and all. And in my opinion it ruined the chances for the sport to become big. People like me were turned off by the nudity, and no one wanted to refer their clients to surfing magazine anymore because they were doing all these REEF GIRL shots of girls behinds.

It's really too bad those surfers running things like Surfer and Surfing magazines didn't know how to brand the sport properly, with professionalism and dignity, because surfing really could have been something today.

It's not like people gravitated to the sport of surfing because the sport itself was awesome. And no one wanted to join the fun community of surfers that bonded over waves and loved life. No, no, no! It's all about branding, with professionalism and dignity. Imagine what surfing could be today.

Comment #686 - Posted by: Cobb at January 12, 2011 5:03 PM

6 rounds 15:26
Had to run since the rower is broke.

Comment #687 - Posted by: Linwood Wright at January 12, 2011 5:03 PM

Was pacing myself shooting for 6, think I went just a little too casual. Didn't watch the clock.

5 rounds + row + 12 pushups

Fully clothed.

Cheap way to get the post count up, IMO

Comment #688 - Posted by: Benny m/74"/225 at January 12, 2011 5:04 PM

6 +6 push-ups

Comment #689 - Posted by: mcdontron at January 12, 2011 5:04 PM

7 rounds + 250 meter row. God I love this stuff.

Comment #690 - Posted by: Aaron Z at January 12, 2011 5:07 PM

Agree with statement that HQ totally jumped the shark with this pic. I'm not personally offended, and yes, I watched the video. But I have lost respect for HQ and Coach and CrossFit. It is a brand. Act with some professionalism, not just the "I'm gonna stick it to you and stir the pot" attitude.

Also, my place of employment does not allow NWFS sites, and after enough hits, or complaints, or an IT guy catches it, they block the site. Should I be looking at personal stuff at work? No, but I do. It's easier to check it from work before I hit the gym than hope I have time in the morning to check it before I run out of the house.

Point is. . . mainsite is now blocked due to inappropriate content from my workplace. Wanna know where I work? At a MILITARY BASE. (There were apparantly A LOT of hits.) Thanks coach. Because you guys wanted a laugh, we're locked out for the next week. Hope you're happy.
(making this comment from home computer)

Comment #691 - Posted by: co_cowgirl at January 12, 2011 5:11 PM

As rX'd; 5 Rounds

Comment #692 - Posted by: DJD at January 12, 2011 5:13 PM

What's up with this? I just wanted to read the WOD. This is disgusting! Why not just lift naked? I guess crossfit is turning into a bathhouse.

Comment #693 - Posted by: Jesse at January 12, 2011 5:16 PM

first, 3 rds 6 MU, 30 airball, 12 HSPU, 15 x115lb Pwr clean, 21:30
then, 4 rds 45 lb SDHP/25 PU, 9:25

Comment #694 - Posted by: ajax at January 12, 2011 5:16 PM

This isn't very funny and its not as much offensive as it gives us a bad image which won't help Crossfit grow.

Comment #695 - Posted by: john at January 12, 2011 5:22 PM

Does this mean that the TSA is going to be a co-sponsor for the 2011 games? I think we have found our poster children for the flying community.

My work: 15 min AMRAP 1250 meter row and 135 decline pushups, feet on 24" box.

Comment #696 - Posted by: Sid m36/5'9/175 at January 12, 2011 5:22 PM

27F/142/5'6" as RX'd
6 rounds plus 130m

Comment #697 - Posted by: Haley at January 12, 2011 5:24 PM

Maybe the people complaining are just upset because they would be too embarrassed to show their own butt? Or maybe they havent done enough WODs and their rear-end still sags quite a bit.... :P
Keep up the good work CF.. I think we all get a better laugh out of the stupid comments people make.

Comment #698 - Posted by: specialkx at January 12, 2011 5:25 PM



8 rnds + 110m

one day I'll catch Rob Miller! (maybe when he get's stuck in the Krispy Kreme drive through.)

then L-holds on P-bars:

couldn't hold much longer than 15sec.


Comment #699 - Posted by: brian prochaska m/34/5'8-1/2"/172 at January 12, 2011 5:31 PM

with great power comes great responsibility. Learn it HQ

Comment #700 - Posted by: Andrew at January 12, 2011 5:32 PM

as rxd 8 rounds + 42 meters

Comment #701 - Posted by: BPemberton at January 12, 2011 5:34 PM

32yo M 175lb 5’10”
CFWU x 3, 2 HSPU, 5 pull ups, 5 ring dips per round
Row 500M

As rx’d: 6 rounds + 130M row
Foam roll after

Comment #702 - Posted by: Sesoku at January 12, 2011 5:34 PM

This is weak... thought CF was a bit classier than this.

Comment #703 - Posted by: dublya at January 12, 2011 5:45 PM

5 rounds + 120M

Comment #704 - Posted by: David Burns at January 12, 2011 5:48 PM

today's CF WOD modified for me:
as many rounds in 15 minutes of:
30 lb sumo dead lift high pull, 20 reps
full length push-ups, 15 reps
30 lb push press, 10 reps
5 rounds

Comment #705 - Posted by: rox f/45/120 at January 12, 2011 5:51 PM

Subbed 25 sdhp for row

7 rds + 7 sdhp

Comment #706 - Posted by: controlfreak at January 12, 2011 5:52 PM


This is pathetic, why post this picture? This is crossfit, not whatever the hell this picture is supposed to represent.

I'm not going to advise others to visit this site anymore with continues pictures like that. It is embarrassing.

Comment #707 - Posted by: Sean at January 12, 2011 5:52 PM

male, 38 y/o, 151#, 68"

6 rounds

Comment #708 - Posted by: Karl at January 12, 2011 5:55 PM

8th day of cross fit. 5 rounds + 250 meters.

Comment #709 - Posted by: Matt at January 12, 2011 5:56 PM

8th day of cross fit. 5 rounds + 250 meters.

Comment #710 - Posted by: Matt at January 12, 2011 5:56 PM

subbed 200 m run for rows,

7 rds, + 200 m

Way to go Carole and Kevin and bingo. Fantastic job Jim D.

Comment #711 - Posted by: mas 53/M/152 at January 12, 2011 6:04 PM

Sub'd Sumo DL high pulls @ 25 reps per 250m row

7 rounds

Comment #712 - Posted by: Jeremy A. Olive at January 12, 2011 6:07 PM

6 rounds

Comment #713 - Posted by: Ticotexas M/41/69/150 at January 12, 2011 6:10 PM

25 SDHP 45# bar
25 pushups
7 rounds @ 14:52

Life is too short to take offense where none is intended. Look... Laugh... WOD
Amusing picture... amusing comments.

Comment #714 - Posted by: Rodney at January 12, 2011 6:14 PM


10 rds + 110m

Comment #715 - Posted by: mat at January 12, 2011 6:15 PM

today was last day of 100 burpee challenge so first i did that as a wod.

100 burpees in 6:30, pr by more than 90 seconds

rest around 10 minutes then i did todays wod as a ten minute amrap

3 + 22 push-ups

Comment #716 - Posted by: Raph at January 12, 2011 6:15 PM

Great pic and thanks for the laughs.

Subbed 25 SDHP with a 45 lb bar for the rows.

9 rounds even

Comment #717 - Posted by: Kevin McClellan 49/195 at January 12, 2011 6:18 PM

8 rounds 16 pushups

Comment #718 - Posted by: Jeffrey Runk at January 12, 2011 6:21 PM

6 rds plus 250m
triceps gave out on push-ups

Comment #719 - Posted by: greg 39/6'3"/218 at January 12, 2011 6:30 PM

6 rds plus 250m
triceps gave out on push-ups

Comment #720 - Posted by: greg 39/6'3"/218 at January 12, 2011 6:30 PM

* 240m runs for rows

Completed 8 rounds

Comment #721 - Posted by: MarcusG 30 5'9" 168 at January 12, 2011 6:30 PM

first WOD as rx'd. 3 rounds + 250m +11 pu. lots of work to be done.

Comment #722 - Posted by: chris c at January 12, 2011 6:31 PM

9 rounds on the dot, as rxd

Comment #723 - Posted by: Falk at January 12, 2011 6:31 PM

7 rds plus 250m row as rx'd
m/27/170/5'9 camp dwyer afghanistan

Comment #724 - Posted by: matt c at January 12, 2011 6:32 PM

@402 Lauren: Got it, loud and clear. It's saddening when you realize the program you care about doesn't care about your efforts to help it.

My praising of CrossFit as a beneficial program to my Soldiers and Officers will be followed by: "Use their free website, but dont dare pay them a dime for a cert or pay for a class at an affiliate. They dont need your help nor want it."

Comment #725 - Posted by: Stephen at January 12, 2011 6:35 PM

5 rounds plus 250m row

good workout

Comment #726 - Posted by: AGL at January 12, 2011 6:43 PM

subbed to:

25 45# SDLHP
25 pushups

15:00 7 rounds 15 DL's
16:27 8 complete rounds

push ups did me in.

Comment #727 - Posted by: bert M/41/72" at January 12, 2011 6:47 PM


Did this at the school gym so did 45lb SdHP instead of rowing. My pushups were done from the knees.

6 rounds,25 SDHP, 1 pushup.

Comment #728 - Posted by: JuliePlatt at January 12, 2011 6:48 PM

Post times, scores and efforts with the same energy.

Comment #729 - Posted by: tj at January 12, 2011 6:50 PM


Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:
Row 250 meters
15 Push-ups
7 rounds in 14:45. Not enough time to strap in and reset rower.

Comment #730 - Posted by: slowweak at January 12, 2011 6:52 PM

6 rnds, 25 SDHP, 9 Push-Ups

Comment #731 - Posted by: medic8 at January 12, 2011 7:06 PM

Great wod....couldn't care less what pictures they show. After all, it's about the wod, right? The wod people. Spend more energy working out and less time complaining. Takes alot of nerve to complain about a picture after all the free info they've given us over the years. Get over your self righteousness and do another round

Comment #732 - Posted by: Jay at January 12, 2011 7:06 PM

CF thank you for doing what you do. You have guided me to new levels of physical fitness and gave me something to look forward to everyday of this deployment. Other than reading an email from my wife, checking the mainsite and doing the wod is the highlight of my day. You do all of us out here a great service and ask nothing in return. Thank you.

Comment #733 - Posted by: matt c at January 12, 2011 7:08 PM

juvenile. embarassing when I refer other fitness professionals to this site with amazing workouts. ridiculous and losing class with each photo like this one.

Comment #734 - Posted by: chilegringo at January 12, 2011 7:10 PM


subbed 25 SDHPs @ 45lbs for the rowing
6 rounds

Comment #735 - Posted by: Ryan S 34/M/5'7"/155 at January 12, 2011 7:16 PM

8rds,13 pu's

Comment #736 - Posted by: Libbie at January 12, 2011 7:16 PM

7rds + 200m

733 comments! I wonder how many of them are actually about the workout?

Less hating, less hater hating, more work!

Comment #737 - Posted by: Rich 33/5'8"/150 at January 12, 2011 7:22 PM

6 rounds 200m row, m 26 5ft7, 74kg

Comment #738 - Posted by: aus_lawman at January 12, 2011 7:23 PM

6 rounds 200m row, m 26 5ft7, 74kg

Comment #739 - Posted by: aus_lawman at January 12, 2011 7:24 PM

8 rounds

Comment #740 - Posted by: J. Galt at January 12, 2011 7:26 PM

Row: 250m
pu: x25
15 min, 6 rounds

Comment #741 - Posted by: Harpo m/43/145/5'7" at January 12, 2011 7:31 PM

HQ this is your brand... and your business decision. Probably not the best one in my mind.

To the "it's free people..." Google is free but they make billions of the site. CrossFit is making money too people. Make no mistake; this is a business and they probably just eroded some of their customer base.

I deleted the main site from my favorites a few months ago due to the bs on the forums... this just reconfirmed my decision. Crossfitfootball and Crossfit One World can get my page visits now.

Comment #742 - Posted by: Rich M. at January 12, 2011 7:45 PM

9 rounds + 250m

Comment #743 - Posted by: Chris Z at January 12, 2011 7:55 PM


6 rounds + 100m

Comment #744 - Posted by: JimL at January 12, 2011 7:56 PM

Home Sweet Home! Love it!

Comment #745 - Posted by: MegG at January 12, 2011 7:57 PM

I agree with all of the comments above concerning the absurdity of putting a picture like this up. and no, i don't agree with the pic of the girls doing the pull ups either. I am a CF coach and believe in, and support CF, hook, line and sinker. The problem is it hasn't anything to do with the CF community at large. I believe Coach Glassmen was classier than this, too bad the newbies aren't; be warned CFHQ, as already happening above, you're going to start losing people. The power of CF is in the community. Don't offend those more conservative ones for the sake of a laugh.

Comment #746 - Posted by: steve at January 12, 2011 7:59 PM

I love Crossfit and have been drinking the kool-aid for a few months now. Normally there are a few people who post their times and weights that I compare my efforts to in order to see where I stand, but I don't think I'll be looking through the roughly 750 post (most of which are not fitness related) for those guys today.


subbed SUHP for rows

8 rounds to the second

Comment #747 - Posted by: Blackout at January 12, 2011 8:03 PM

10 mins, 1000m, 94 pushups, heckova WOD

Started w press and deadlift work

Comment #748 - Posted by: Apolloswabbie 72.5 209 46yoa at January 12, 2011 8:22 PM


WOD's at 50% this week

AMRAP in 7.5 min:

25 SDHP, 35# bar
25 push-ups

3 + 7 SDHP

Comment #749 - Posted by: mom to five at January 12, 2011 8:26 PM

Wow! Heaven forbide if we had seen a breast! 5 rounds just under the mark! Good workout.

Comment #750 - Posted by: Stan K at January 12, 2011 8:30 PM

great picture hahahaha

had to sub run in for a lack of rower.

5 rounds + 250 meter run


Comment #751 - Posted by: zach at January 12, 2011 8:32 PM

6 rnds + 11 pushups

Comment #752 - Posted by: Katie Ann (25, f, 135#) at January 12, 2011 8:33 PM

Good job CF for posting this tasteless picture. I sure hope they don't ban this website from the military computers now. I don't normally post but this picture is disgusting and I think CF is going to crap now. I think I will find another fitness program now that CF has gone to this kind of stuff. I've been an avid CF supporter for over 15 months, but no longer. Good job with this

Comment #753 - Posted by: rob at January 12, 2011 8:46 PM

Yeah, I'm a Midwesterner, so maybe this is a California thing but...

These pictures just aren't really classy. I refer a lot of people to CrossFit.com and this isn't what I want them to see--not very professional, and betrays the sheer depth of quality and knowledge available here. Personal opinion--don't like the "halfnaked" photos, think they feed some obsessions and preoccupations and stereotypes that are bad for our society, encourage a culture of immaturity and carelessness, and don't add to the value of the CrossFit community.

That said, it's your site. Do as you please, I ain't gonna stop CrossFitting.

Comment #754 - Posted by: Danny H at January 12, 2011 8:57 PM

CFWU x 3
5rds + 250m +10 PU

Thank you Crossfit!

Comment #755 - Posted by: Andrew at January 12, 2011 9:03 PM

Warm up:
(3 rounds)
200 m run, 10 burpees, 20 crunches, 3x10 sec supermans

6 rounds + 233 m

Comment #756 - Posted by: Kade at January 12, 2011 9:35 PM

25 SDHP, 53lb Kettlebell
25 Push-ups

6 rnds + 7 SDHP

Comment #757 - Posted by: do1 31/5'11"/160 at January 12, 2011 9:37 PM

as rx'd
water rower (no C2, boo). brand was indorow or something.

7 rounds + 70m

Comment #758 - Posted by: Kevin Bania, 28yrs, 70", 175lbs, New Berlin, WI at January 12, 2011 9:45 PM

Is this photo supposed to be funny?
It's klassy with a "k."


Comment #759 - Posted by: jtoricelli at January 12, 2011 9:45 PM

7 rounds plus 150 meters rx.

Comment #760 - Posted by: hillmanb at January 12, 2011 9:54 PM

8 rounds

Comment #761 - Posted by: Josh Williams at January 12, 2011 9:58 PM

Excellent. I lost a client today due to this pic. Had recommended she check out the main page for some instructional videos. Did not realize this ridiculous pic was on the homepage of the site. She text me later to let me know she would not be continuing her fundamentals classes due to the pic. Said it wasn't somethin she'd like to be a part of and will instead do something from her home like P90X.

It's one thing to have this on the site, but another to have it front and center on the homepage. Unbelievable. Her quality of life could have been improved immensely from the benefits of Crossfit. Who in the world is runnin this site?? Replace please...

Comment #762 - Posted by: Tyson at January 12, 2011 10:01 PM

I don't understand the purpose of this picture, but I am game!

Comment #763 - Posted by: Leo Barillas at January 12, 2011 10:02 PM

"A man will be commended according to his wisdom,
But he who is of a perverse heart will be despised."

Comment #764 - Posted by: Peace at January 12, 2011 10:07 PM

As rx'd:
7 rounds+ 50 meters

People, lighten up; it's a funny response to all those pics with topless people. For those concerned about their kids, you see more graphic things in a middle/high school health or biology book. And hardcore athletes need a laugh every now and then lol

Comment #765 - Posted by: Garrett P. at January 12, 2011 10:30 PM

4 rounds

Comment #766 - Posted by: Thomas Baklayan at January 12, 2011 10:56 PM

Subbed row with 55# SDHP 25 reps

4 rds + 15 SDHP

Comment #767 - Posted by: Jarv/m/33/6'0/168 at January 12, 2011 11:12 PM

The biggest travesty about this pic is that is just isn't that funny...

Comment #768 - Posted by: NWH at January 12, 2011 11:28 PM

subbed 25 sdhp (20kg)for row
7 rds + 18 sdhp

Comment #769 - Posted by: gepeto at January 13, 2011 12:34 AM

@ all who have a problem with this picture:

Did you even read the link posted further below to "Are Americans Wusses or Just Fond of Trash Talk?" by Jeffrey Zaslow, The Wall Street Journal.

There are many things "wrong" with/within this world. There are many things "wrong" with/within this country.

Right and wrong is a point of view, and usually I do not concern myself too much with either...I live how I live, and learn from others.

That being said...
You people are weak. WOD as rx'd....

Comment #770 - Posted by: Tommy at January 13, 2011 12:35 AM

6 Rounds 200m

Comment #771 - Posted by: Optimistic Dan at January 13, 2011 1:04 AM

7 rounds + 30m as Rx'd

Of the 700+ posts, less than 50 included results. Days on the boards like today must drive Coach Glassman crazy. He is collecting all of this data, right?

You would change the nature of the boards if just one time you actually crunched the numbers. I bet if you converted the work posted into watts, you couldn't power a television for a 1 hour episode of "biggest loser".

Comment #772 - Posted by: BS at January 13, 2011 1:38 AM

9 rds + rows and 13 push ups

Subbed 45 lb SDHPs for rowing

Comment #773 - Posted by: Mik at January 13, 2011 1:41 AM

7 rounds plus 45m
subbed 5 wall climbs

Comment #774 - Posted by: charbs 25/190 at January 13, 2011 2:24 AM

7 rounds, plus some pretty suspect final press ups.

Comment #775 - Posted by: Al at January 13, 2011 2:30 AM

This is CrossFit, not your Family Values Tour website. If you don't like it, take a hike. It's free and I hope that HQ continues to go its OWN way about things.

I haven't heard one good argument about why this pic shouldn't be on this site.

I would show:
My Wife
Etc. Etc....

and then continue to tell them that this is the best fitness program out there.

Comment #776 - Posted by: Olen Gifford at January 13, 2011 2:58 AM

Rx'd - 6rds +94m

Comment #777 - Posted by: ArcLite M/35/69"/163 at January 13, 2011 3:15 AM

@Olen Gifford... your Grandmother??? Seriously.

Comment #778 - Posted by: Rich M. at January 13, 2011 3:19 AM

7 rounds +150m

Comment #779 - Posted by: Christopher Denzer at January 13, 2011 3:41 AM

3 rounds + 250m

Comment #780 - Posted by: Peter at January 13, 2011 4:01 AM

8 + 185m - RX'd


Comment #781 - Posted by: travis reese at January 13, 2011 5:01 AM


Instead of row 250m subbed run 200 on back rd at gym, air temp about 45 with slight rain, was a a little chilly with shorts and T-shirt, oh well.

went just under 16 min.
9 rnds plus 200m run, would have been 9 at 15 min.
splits were:
1.25, 1.28, 1.35, 1.36, 1.40, 1.45, 1.49, 1.46, 1.42, + run 200 m.
first 3 rnds were straight thru for pushups, then 18-7 the rest of the way.
Run splits were between 60-64s most of the time.
All in all a good workout, that one could do anywhere, might make a great TDY type workout.

Comment #782 - Posted by: Matt A at January 13, 2011 5:15 AM

7 rounds with forty five pound SDHP

Comment #783 - Posted by: MoisesDelMar 27, 170# at January 13, 2011 5:18 AM

All the offended people are funny since you can see far worse on Network TV. If this pic cause you to quit crossfit then id have to say you are one of those ones that go one day a week anyway.

Comment #784 - Posted by: Josh at January 13, 2011 5:32 AM


subbed 45# sdhp

7 rnds + 7pu

Comment #785 - Posted by: duane at January 13, 2011 5:32 AM


subbed 45# sdhp

7 rnds + 7pu

Comment #786 - Posted by: duane at January 13, 2011 5:33 AM

5 Rounds plus 250m Row at 14:45

Comment #787 - Posted by: Rodney T. Robinson at January 13, 2011 5:45 AM

6 rounds even.

Comment #788 - Posted by: coyo at January 13, 2011 6:23 AM

this does not 'offend' me, nor i am puritan..
(i am greek not american)
this simply shows disrespect to your elite athletes, your affiliations, your supporters (and their supportive words for your program - IMPORTANT -) and finally YOUR words on being the best on the fitness industry.And this is a fact, not debadable

Comment #789 - Posted by: preprentis at January 13, 2011 6:34 AM

rower has no meter just rowed for 1 min. then pushups..did 7 rnds. i think

Comment #790 - Posted by: jef at January 13, 2011 6:49 AM

I am not personally offended by the picture as i admire the human body and it's potential through training. I'm not pleased either, as I am a High School PE teacher who uses Crossfit with my classes and promotes the website in both PE and Health classes as a program to follow. I've been to conventions as well where Crossfit is promoted to other PE teachers. It is very up and coming in the schools. Especially as PE programs are transforming from sport-based curriculums to fitness-based curriculums. These types of pics may prevent A LOT of people from pointing hghg school kids to this site in the future.

Comment #791 - Posted by: Scott at January 13, 2011 7:07 AM

As rx´d.

6 rounds + 250 m + 21 PU.

Cool WOD.

Comment #792 - Posted by: tanzenfranz (M/27/190cm/85kg) at January 13, 2011 7:17 AM

5 rounds + 250m + 18 pushups
very sluggish today

Comment #793 - Posted by: dingrr 51/m/165 at January 13, 2011 7:21 AM

@ pleepleeus

Thanks for calling me kid, I appreciate that one. Oh, and there are a lot of people with the name "Lauren" in the world, so don't assume it's the HQ "Lauren". But I don't have to tell you what ASSuming does.

Comment #794 - Posted by: "L" at January 13, 2011 7:23 AM

7 rounds + 100m

Comment #795 - Posted by: mlt at January 13, 2011 7:24 AM

801.. that is all.

Comment #796 - Posted by: jb at January 13, 2011 8:05 AM

Had to sub a run for the rowing.
15 minutes
400m run
25 pushups

4 rounds + 5 pushups

Comment #797 - Posted by: Jeff at January 13, 2011 8:10 AM

People, let's live, let's laugh, and by geebers...it's hilarious

Comment #798 - Posted by: B at January 13, 2011 8:27 AM

As RXed, 8 rds + 75m.

You all need to quit your b*tching and go workout.

Comment #799 - Posted by: Matt at January 13, 2011 8:40 AM

She has a thong on. Just sayin.

Comment #800 - Posted by: sarah at January 13, 2011 8:43 AM

95% of this thread is pointless. No one cares if you approve or disprove of the picture or the article or anything else that is put up. If you don't like what the site puts up. Don't visit the site. If you don't like people's negative comments don't add to their banality by responding with a hipster-esc "Being PC sucks" type comment. Seriously, these threads are turning into youtube. I just want to see what Bingo has to say , see times that make mine look like crap, and go. Not sift through 800 "I'm offended" or "I'm offended you're offended" or "People that disagree with (insert minor grievance here) shouldn't do crossfit". Shut up and do your burpees.

5 rds + Row + 18 pu's

Comment #801 - Posted by: Tired of the Posts at January 13, 2011 8:44 AM

I agree. I never saw the dudes, just a girl in a thong. Is was next to the CrossFit Kids link. Lame.

Comment #802 - Posted by: Krawsvit at January 13, 2011 8:53 AM

#767 - I would be hacked at HQ after all the money I paid to involve myself and they pull this unproffessional act. (could this clue us in as to why a bunch of good people no longer associate with CF? Of course I do not know the inside story)
Same reason now I can't point poeple here. I know many people I have been working on would not do it because of this. Yep, I am just a backward midwesterner.

#796 - That really is a bummer. It would irritate me to talk up Crossfit and go to the Principal and he checks out the site or a parent, etc..yeah, people complain too much but this just hurts your political chances of making a differnce with parents and admin.

I am not sure why they have to pursue edginess in a sexual manner? Yes it is free and I appreciate what CF has done for me and my wife. That is why it pains me I can't point people here now.

Comment #803 - Posted by: clive at January 13, 2011 9:04 AM

Day "behind":
AMRAP 15 minutes w/ sub:

Elliptical: resistance/incline level at top # 16. 200 meters
25 push ups: broken into 15-short pause-10

8 rounds

Laura f/48/5'7/155

Comment #804 - Posted by: power-girl at January 13, 2011 9:06 AM

7 rounds 198 meters @ crossfit snohomish

Comment #805 - Posted by: JDisch at January 13, 2011 9:08 AM


8 rounds


Comment #806 - Posted by: Doc at January 13, 2011 9:22 AM

As a high school strength and conditioning coach, i could literally lose my job for showing this to students. We have been using the website since Dec. 2007 and it has been a great resource. In reference to this pic, a lot of supportive comments have been made by people who are simply recreational crossfitters. That is fine. I have just realized that for me, as a professional educator and coach, this is not a professional resource anymore. I am forced to stop using it.
All opinions aside, you can't show stuff like this on school computers. Stinks, because it use to be a "One coach to another" mindset.
Now it seems to be much more about entertaining a different crowd.
That is CF's prerogative.

Comment #807 - Posted by: CoachB at January 13, 2011 9:22 AM

wow guys. lighten up. they are butts. we all have them. in Europe they have nudity in television commercials.

Comment #808 - Posted by: patrick at January 13, 2011 9:40 AM

People are losing business / jobs after referring clients / students to this site and you're telling them to "lighten up"?

I didn't realize crossfitters were so insensitive.

Comment #809 - Posted by: lecheng at January 13, 2011 10:03 AM

8 rounds 64 meters m/30/185
Jake Neubauer Crossfit Stompin Ground Carmichael Ca

Comment #810 - Posted by: Jake Neubauer at January 13, 2011 10:12 AM

I can no longer view crossfit.com at my fire station's computer. You should be ashamed of yourself for the negative impact you have made on military, fire, police, and any other government employee who uses crossfit.com at work to help protect the citizens of this country.

Comment #811 - Posted by: Matt at January 13, 2011 10:14 AM

6 rounds + Row and 5 press ups

Comment #812 - Posted by: Jack - Hitchin UK at January 13, 2011 10:18 AM

CF HQ needs to get back to some Core Values.

Honor, Courage, Commitment

Integrity First
Service (Brand) Before Self
Excellence in All We Do

Honer, Respect, Devotion to Duty

Having some will guide those who control the content of the website.

Comment #813 - Posted by: Sting M/46/155/69" at January 13, 2011 10:23 AM

7 Rds plus 180m Row
only 10 p/u per rd.

Comment #814 - Posted by: liv4tris at January 13, 2011 10:48 AM

Fifnished 8 rounds just in time :)

Comment #815 - Posted by: G-ret at January 13, 2011 11:09 AM

My online ad with a local advertising website emailed me regarding my direct link to Crossfit.com today stating my online ad promoted pornagraphy and did not meet the standards set out by the advertising website. Thanks guys, just lost that avenue to support my wife and 3 children.
I'm not at all offended by a bunch of bums, but many people are and this particular picture may cost me new clients and earnings.

Comment #816 - Posted by: Mark Gleason at January 13, 2011 11:29 AM


6 rounds + 250m
damper at 4

Comment #817 - Posted by: Tim 34/165/5'10 at January 13, 2011 11:40 AM

girl loses - she wears a thong

Comment #818 - Posted by: Uli at January 13, 2011 11:51 AM


as rx`d
9 rounds + 7 pushups

Comment #819 - Posted by: haavardm at January 13, 2011 12:07 PM

stupid pic, i just don't see the sense in it.

Comment #820 - Posted by: dan at January 13, 2011 12:08 PM


8 rounds at 15:30

1 year after ACL reconstruction, had a steroid/cortisone shot behind the kneecap this morning. Really seemed to alleviate discomfort post-rowing.

Comment #821 - Posted by: Jon at January 13, 2011 12:31 PM

as RX'd 7 rounds + 10 pushups

Comment #822 - Posted by: leibc2 (M/28/5'8"/165) at January 13, 2011 12:50 PM

The question is...was she sneaking a peak?

Comment #823 - Posted by: haha at January 13, 2011 1:12 PM

as rx'ed - 7 rounds + 250m

Comment #824 - Posted by: charliesammut at January 13, 2011 1:14 PM

completely agree #813, 817 and 820. with pics like this you can't view them on many computers.

And yes, this is 'free' and anyone can choose not to check the website and certainly there is a "there's the door" mentality, but that is not a good business model, in my opinion.

Comment #825 - Posted by: chilegringo at January 13, 2011 1:21 PM

6 rounds + 130 row

Comment #826 - Posted by: Chuc Daddy at January 13, 2011 1:34 PM

If I thought my ass would look like that I'd stop doing crossfit immediately.

Comment #827 - Posted by: Mad Scientist at January 13, 2011 1:45 PM

Kind of stupid. I'm suprised that as much time as Mr. Glassmann spends "selling" CrossFit that he would allow and endorse videos like this to be posted on the mainsite (a leader is responsible for everything, not just the good things). Yes, the video is funny in a YouTubeish way. But not professional.

Comment #828 - Posted by: Troy at January 13, 2011 2:10 PM

WOD #24, day late due to unexpected off day. Did I miss anything? Not unhappy with this result. Subbed SDHP for rows:

CF Warmup - 3 x 10
4 Rounds + 25 SDHP's + 7 pushups

And just because I feel it necessary, I'm okay with the pic, but I understand the trepidation others feel. I love being a moderate!

Comment #829 - Posted by: Pat Overton at January 13, 2011 2:11 PM

6 rounds

Comment #830 - Posted by: SDH M/24/6'2"/205 at January 13, 2011 2:17 PM

There's a reason CrossFit started in Santa Cruz. Good job guys, Wounded Buffalo is very proud of you. I know Coach would get a kick out of it too.

Comment #831 - Posted by: Wounded Buffalo at January 13, 2011 2:26 PM

Aren't we part of the community too? or do we just not count? --Christian (Reformed/Puritan)

Comment #832 - Posted by: Chris at January 13, 2011 2:41 PM

today wod: as many rds as you can in 15min 250meter row and 25 modify push-ups, 4rds plus one row

Comment #833 - Posted by: Buela at January 13, 2011 3:06 PM

As Rx'ed

8 rounds.

Comment #834 - Posted by: DajM M-33/5'7"/153 at January 13, 2011 3:08 PM


8 rounds + 142

Comment #835 - Posted by: Richie D. at January 13, 2011 3:09 PM

8 rounds flat!

Comment #836 - Posted by: Noah Ohlsen at January 13, 2011 3:32 PM

As RX'd
8 rounds +53 meters

Comment #837 - Posted by: Matthew Burritt at January 13, 2011 3:33 PM

I almost threw up until I noticed the one in the middle. You guys rock!

Comment #838 - Posted by: Ben at January 13, 2011 3:59 PM


6 rounds

Comment #839 - Posted by: Marie in 29 at January 13, 2011 4:05 PM

WOD as RX'd
7 Full Rounds
250 Row+ 10 Pushups
50 Weighted Sits
6:00 CrossTrainer

Comment #840 - Posted by: dyagg at January 13, 2011 4:42 PM

25 Push Ups (hand off deck)

6 rounds 10 SDLHP

Comment #841 - Posted by: ferb44 194# at January 13, 2011 4:45 PM

subbed 25 SDLHP for row

6 rounds 10 SDLHP

Comment #842 - Posted by: ferb 194# at January 13, 2011 4:48 PM

Wife did this today:

Scaled to 15 push-ups
Sub'd Sumo DL high pulls (45#) @ 25 reps per 250m row

6 rounds + 8 SDHP

Comment #843 - Posted by: Jeremy A. Olive at January 13, 2011 5:12 PM

@ RX'd 8 rounds + 20 push ups

Comment #844 - Posted by: Andrew Foster m/25/5'10/190 at January 13, 2011 5:55 PM

I think this is now a mandatory part of the level one cert.

Comment #845 - Posted by: Gabriel at January 13, 2011 6:17 PM

4 rnds +250m and 19 push ups

Comment #846 - Posted by: Sinal M/31/5'9"/215 at January 13, 2011 6:33 PM

Subbed 25 sdhp for rowing machine

Comment #847 - Posted by: Brandon375 at January 13, 2011 7:34 PM

I work out at home, a week behind mainsite, have done for a year and have really benefited from what CF offers. I (sadly) have my browser set to block images from crossfit.com because of this sort of thing. I have in the past recommended CF to lots of people who share my (relatively traditional, family-friendly) values, but I'm really reluctant to do that now.
This is really not classy. There are so many inspirational pictures, can't we see them instead? Why offend needlessly?

Comment #848 - Posted by: Dean at January 13, 2011 7:44 PM

Jeff @ 2.0
7 rounds + 192 meters

Comment #849 - Posted by: Jeff & Charity @ CF Snohomish at January 13, 2011 7:50 PM

Jeff @ 2.0
7 rounds + 192 meters

Comment #850 - Posted by: Jeff & Charity @ CF Snohomish at January 13, 2011 7:51 PM

8rds + 213m rx'd

Comment #851 - Posted by: bill/51 yo/72"/212lb at January 13, 2011 7:51 PM

I always pull up this site at the end of my work day to see what to do at the gym on my way home. While the pic doesn't offend me, my boss was walking by and saw it. I got written up at work :-(. Too bad....

Comment #852 - Posted by: keryy wiser at January 13, 2011 7:57 PM

8.5 rounds as RXd

Comment #853 - Posted by: Russ at January 13, 2011 8:19 PM

Just because you can put up pics like that on the site, doesn't mean that you should. Not impressed.

Comment #854 - Posted by: Tom Eberhard at January 13, 2011 8:54 PM

M/25/158 GregA-WU

As rx'd - 7 rounds

Comment #855 - Posted by: Y. Zhou at January 13, 2011 9:26 PM

The only people CFHQ will lose due to this pic are the people it doesn't really need. CF started with a small group of dedicated people who are devoted to fitness... it will end that way too.

Comment #856 - Posted by: Josh W. at January 13, 2011 10:28 PM

seeing butts "here" was a total shock! I wa slookign forward to seeing a picture commemorating some fallen marine or someone doing burpees on a mountain. I get my porn elsewhere so I dont want it here. I could care less about peoples moral beleifs but I am more concerned about proffesionalism and promotion. I cant tell my dad to check out the WOD. He is a minister and I love my dad. My dad loves fitness and was impressed with CF. Now im not so sure he would be. There goes my workout partner :(
Not only that but you just divided the community I was so proud to be a part of. Now everyone is all riled up and fighting each other so to speak.
Im still getting a box one day. i just hope I can keep my clients who are paying customers and more conservative.
Please guys. Oh and when I saw this I threw up in my mouth! lol those butts are, well they are not... sorry guys. I dont like looking at your butts . Peace all

Comment #857 - Posted by: gilbert bonilla at January 13, 2011 10:41 PM

7 sets exactly

finished set 7 at 14:55 and just layed there

good workout

Comment #858 - Posted by: Cleveland at January 13, 2011 11:53 PM

Showing your back side to another is the highest form of disrespect. We did it to the Russians in 1987 when I was in the Persian Gulf when one of their intel helicopters flew near our ship. What these punks (and yes I say punks, and will tell Adrian he is a punk to his face next time I see him) essentially did was disrespect an entire community. This picture & video has cost others their job, and lost some who affiliate with CF potential clients. That is not cool. This picture has also caused some military units to ban access to the main sight. This will hurt our war fighters that will no longer have access to this program through the main sight WOD. I hope HQ is proud of themselves.

Comment #859 - Posted by: Badbutt at January 14, 2011 12:35 AM

amrap 15:00:
250 meter row, damper 5 (1:50 avg)
25 pushup (25)(15,5,5)(15,5,5)(15,5,5)(12,5,5,1,1,1)(12,3,3,2,2,1,1,1)(8,3,3,3,3,2,1,1,1)

7 rounds 01/13/2011 (+ 250m row)

Comment #860 - Posted by: johnathon in seattle 29/5'8/162 at January 14, 2011 12:45 AM

That's a good point! CF definitely offended a large number of their supporters with this picture. If I were one of the people in the picture, I'd be watching my back!

Comment #861 - Posted by: HSLDBTHP at January 14, 2011 12:59 AM

6 rounds + 100 m

push-ups were the bottleneck


Comment #862 - Posted by: Johannes Björkstrand at January 14, 2011 1:34 AM

6 rounds + 229 Meters

Comment #863 - Posted by: TomO/44/M/200 at January 14, 2011 1:48 AM

Row 250 meters
15 Push-ups strict

8 rounds + 200m

Comment #864 - Posted by: flyman at January 14, 2011 4:13 AM

49 / 182

6 rounds plus 15 push-ups

As for the picture, as much as I thought it was funny, I don't think it should have been posted.

Comment #865 - Posted by: tom perry at January 14, 2011 5:48 AM

remembered it wrong. did 5 rounds 4 time


oh well still a good workout. did weighted pullups after

Comment #866 - Posted by: Bells 38/195 at January 14, 2011 6:12 AM

45M 5'10 217#

5 Rounds plus 250 meter row and 10 pushups.

As a recreational crossfitter, I am not offended at the picture or pictures of recent. I can see the problems caused to the professionals and school trainers when directing new or potential clients and students. Not my site, and can freely choose to look or not as some as stated, but I understand the others point.

Comment #867 - Posted by: JParker at January 14, 2011 6:47 AM

M/ 36/ 132 lbs/ 5'-6"
As Rx: 8 rounds completed in about 15:20
I was aiming for 6 rounds and after 6 I had a lot of time left. After 6 the pushups got pretty tough. It's a lot easier to go a little slower by a couple of seconds on the row, but when your muscles start to fail with pushups, pullups, etc the time starts to get evaporated. I went unbroken with the pushups until round 6.. round 8 was like 3-4 breaks in the pushups. I don't do pushups all that often, so I'm happy when they come up to keep me honest. I really should be doing 100-200 a night to really improve and get stronger in the frontal plane I suppose.
Fun WOD.. the 15 minutes went by quickly.

Comment #868 - Posted by: Anton at January 14, 2011 7:37 AM

Are people really getting butt hurt about these pictures... (No Pun Intended!) If this kind of joking and good free spirit humor offends people then I feel really bad for them. I also doubt that a picture of four guys and a girls rear end was taken for sex appeal, people need to relax and enjoy life. If bothers you that bad do "murph" and work off that frustration! Funny picture Santa Cruz!

Comment #869 - Posted by: Andre at January 14, 2011 7:47 AM

Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:
Row 250 meters SUB 25 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls
25 Push-ups

6 rounds + 25 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls

Comment #870 - Posted by: Louis Herrera Jr. 52/70"/180 at January 14, 2011 8:10 AM

6 rounds + 16 push ups (20 minutes)

Comment #871 - Posted by: B. Rhaly at January 14, 2011 8:27 AM

Heinie photo. If you guys want some actual big corporate sponsorship (and we know that you do), wouldn't it be smart to drop the junenile and disrespectful pics and cuss words. Pretty simple. I'm really surprised that this continues, honestly.

Attractive and aggressive world class athletic science leadership can be clean AND remain funny, sexy and highly motivating. Example: Michael Jordan's clean approach. He had biggest sponsors lined up around the block. ;-)

Like the others, I am now quite a bit 'ashamed' to bring up the daily crossfit.com page at work and at home for 'concern' that the pics appear leud. Perception is reality...

Keep up the great athletic science! I'm a believer.

Comment #872 - Posted by: checkerman at January 14, 2011 8:30 AM

Haha Grow up, your kids will see an ass some day.

Comment #873 - Posted by: jesse at January 14, 2011 8:43 AM

pretty distasetful pic in my opinion

Comment #874 - Posted by: john g at January 14, 2011 9:07 AM

5 rounds+250m
FF gear + CF beanie & gloves -> no air-pak available

Comment #875 - Posted by: Paul D at January 14, 2011 9:12 AM

8 rds 221 meters

Comment #876 - Posted by: Alex Sampedro at January 14, 2011 9:21 AM

Did 9 rounds; thought it was 20 minutes.

Comment #877 - Posted by: guitarman29 at January 14, 2011 9:49 AM

Modified to
10 rounds of 20 pushups, 30 squats
1st WOD after back flip accident last week... landed on head and really tweaked neck and lower back. Hopefully I'll be fully recovered in a few more days. I'm very thankful that the injuries weren't worse.

Comment #878 - Posted by: Jette 41/M/5'11"/175 at January 14, 2011 9:51 AM

7 rounds with 20 seconds to spare.

Comment #879 - Posted by: Michael m/48/5'9"/175/MI Survivor at January 14, 2011 10:32 AM

What makes me more annoyed than the picture is the fact that all of the 18-24 year olds that now seem to dominate the postings here seem to really be looking to latch onto the "counter-culture" aspect of Crossfit than the science. I'm sure they go through the WODs and I'm sure many are very fit.

Don't kid yourselves, this is a business, and Glassman is doing everything he can, I'm sure to make it as big as possible. Reebok? How underground! Half of these posts remind me of the "EXTREME!!" guys from Harold and Kumar.

By the way, I love butts, favorite female part, but the pic is lame and the butts need alot of work for the HQ crew.

Comment #880 - Posted by: jtoms at January 14, 2011 10:48 AM

6rds + 2 pushups

Comment #881 - Posted by: Garrett Strating at January 14, 2011 12:08 PM

5 +230

Comment #882 - Posted by: Sue Ady 42/f/127 at January 14, 2011 12:18 PM

10 RNDS in 15:06


Comment #883 - Posted by: jayhawkcf at January 14, 2011 12:56 PM

As rx'd, 7 rounds + 224 meters.

That wasn't as bad as I expected. The rows were short enough that it never got too nasty. The pushups were tough - broken in only the 2nd round! Pace on the rows varied between ~1:35 and ~1:45 pace.

Comment #884 - Posted by: Mel 37m/5'10"/175 at January 14, 2011 1:14 PM

5 rounds plus 132 m.

Comment #885 - Posted by: blades at January 14, 2011 1:47 PM

25 #45 SDHP per round

10 rounds, 19 SDHP

Comment #886 - Posted by: amped 36/M/195/6' at January 14, 2011 2:32 PM

3 rounds + 100 meters, but did 125 reps on universal row machine (1,250 meters) per round

Comment #887 - Posted by: Dan Wilcox at January 14, 2011 3:04 PM

6 rounds + 2 rounds

Comment #888 - Posted by: Bawdymonkey at January 14, 2011 3:32 PM

Half the people here respond with "loosen up, don't be so moralistic/puritan/uptight/religious/prudish."

Maybe they like focusing on that because it's easy. It's also easy to call people "Hitler" (Ronin, #655 - that's what you have to say to the folks in the service who have complained?).

But it's not about prudery. Hey, no one complains about hot strong women working out (go Miranda!) as long as they're clothed. And anyway we're adults. We can handle it.

It's about professionalism and maturity. Professional standards exist to prevent fights like this one here - to prevent arguments about what's appropriate. And this is juvenile and immature. I've spent time downrange, many others have spent more, we have families, jobs, careers, and we don't have time for idiocy like this. It's insulting to us as readers.

"Just go away. It's free." That's irresponsible. Look above - several people have LOST CLIENTS or have minors who look at this. This affects people's livelihood and careers, and the response is "forget you"? Really? CF has consciously created a community. Now CF has responsibilities to that community. HQ just failed to fulfill those responsibilities.
I personally don't need this site. So I'm not coming back. Does HQ really think driving away folks concerned with professionalism will improve the CF community?

Comment #889 - Posted by: Tim at January 14, 2011 3:33 PM

very tasteless photo...not good for crossfit.

Comment #890 - Posted by: sv at January 14, 2011 3:59 PM

To Tim -
You make a great argument and I agree with you. The problem is, the people that respond to others' comments are, in fact, immature and obviously not in the professional world. If they are then they themselves are not professional.

I find it interesting that the ones that make comments like "loosen up" don't have a problem with expressing their opinion but feel it necessary to tell others that their opinions are not correct. Who are they to pass judgment on someones opinion? It again, shows their immaturity and lack of professionalism and leadership.

I wonder how many of these "followers" would turn 180 degrees if Coach Glassman changed his stance and had a good explanation of why it shouldn't happen. If I were a betting man, I would say 85-90%.

I love reading and listening to the flock of sheep that come with "communities". People fall in line and lose their own identity and sense of self.

Comment #891 - Posted by: J-man at January 14, 2011 4:00 PM

Subbed 25 SDHPs per 250m Row.

5 rounds + 25 SDHPs

This volume of pushups just murders my arms. A real weak spot for me, but I guess I just got better at them.

Comment #892 - Posted by: Alton 31yo, 5'11", 175lbs at January 14, 2011 4:04 PM

I also love the comments that people are weak and because they don't like the pic, they must not be hardcore crossfitters. That made me laugh. There is no direct correlation to doing the workouts and liking that pic. Your assumptions are based on idiocy and make no sense.

I also like the one that states, "besides, us athletes need a laugh". Again, that is a moronic statement. What does being an athlete have to do with liking or disliking that picture? Please explain to me, logically, how that makes any sense at all.

Comment #893 - Posted by: J-man at January 14, 2011 4:06 PM

5 rounds + 250 meters

Comment #894 - Posted by: GU997 M/41/185/5'10" at January 14, 2011 4:17 PM

6 rounds + row

Comment #895 - Posted by: jh 42/200 at January 14, 2011 4:26 PM


8 rounds plus 250m row.

Comment #896 - Posted by: Brandon Burritt at January 14, 2011 4:31 PM

900 comments! That has to be a record.

Comment #897 - Posted by: Joe at January 14, 2011 4:31 PM

as rx'd

damper 7

7 rds / 250 m / 15 pushups

Comment #898 - Posted by: Guy - M - 6'2" - 219 lbs - Ottawa, Canada at January 14, 2011 5:03 PM


As Rx'd:

7 rounds even

Comment #899 - Posted by: Andrew at January 14, 2011 6:25 PM

9 rounds - 10 PU's

Comment #900 - Posted by: Ross Hanson at January 14, 2011 7:36 PM

31 yom, 190 lbs

7 rounds

subbed 25 sdhp for rows

Comment #901 - Posted by: Jeff Weltmer at January 14, 2011 9:30 PM

Great picture, great spirit! Live life like it should be lived!!

I'll bet there will be 1000 posts, inevitable, as not everyone believes it. As CrossFitr's, shouldn't you?

Trust me, you should...

Comment #902 - Posted by: BryanG at January 14, 2011 10:58 PM

just wondering to all the people who thing this is appropiate to show young kids, at what point does something like this cross the line, in your oppinion?

Comment #903 - Posted by: JB at January 15, 2011 12:01 AM

Rx'd - Damper @ 5 (no idea where it should've been)

8 Rnds

Ventured to the gym for their rower and found that FiveFingers are no longer banned! Yay! Now if they'd just get a CrossFit room

Comment #904 - Posted by: XAF at January 15, 2011 2:32 AM

I was looking at the webpage while eating out just as my waiter brought my food, thanks for making me look like a pervert!! I just got into crossfit and thought the webpage was supposed to be family friendly. I know a lot of people are saying we should lighten up but does crossfit want to be known as a skanky workout program where people are going to be ripping their clothes off to take pics of themselves hanging from bars! This is not what I want to see on the webpage or if I go into a CF gym

Comment #905 - Posted by: Doug G at January 15, 2011 6:30 AM

7 rounds

Comment #906 - Posted by: johnmc at January 15, 2011 7:01 AM

7 rounds.

Comment #907 - Posted by: Edwin 28/M/68"/170 at January 15, 2011 9:01 AM

I hope some people are having second thoughts now about following Glassman on the spirit quest he had at the bottom of his bottle of gin.

Comment #908 - Posted by: dave at January 15, 2011 9:18 AM

As Rx'd: 7 Rounds+6 Push-ups

Comment #909 - Posted by: J-F/20/5'9/160 at January 15, 2011 9:23 AM

Subbed SDHPs; 7 rds + 25 SDHPs


Comment #910 - Posted by: DougR at January 15, 2011 10:43 AM

Why is this photo still up? Seriously HQ.

Comment #911 - Posted by: Lee at January 15, 2011 11:53 AM

10 rounds

Comment #912 - Posted by: Rosie in Atl at January 15, 2011 12:08 PM

8 rounds + 200 meters

Damper = 10


Comment #913 - Posted by: EY at January 15, 2011 12:08 PM


no rower, so I did 100 ft on the Jacobs Ladder which takes about a minute to complete, which is what 250m would take on the rower

9 rounds & 10ft

77 155 175
300 Cal

Comment #914 - Posted by: Adam Hamm at January 15, 2011 12:11 PM


Comment #915 - Posted by: Repto M/40/5'11''/220 at January 15, 2011 2:04 PM

Funny pic, I get it, made me laugh!

What disappoints me is the feeding frenzy in the comments. Let's be an inclusive community with respect for everyone on both sides of the debate.

I think that those talking about affiliates being embarrassed and the pic causing the website to be blocked for some have a valid point.

Funny pic, enough already, let's move on now!

Comment #916 - Posted by: Tori at January 15, 2011 2:38 PM

That's it for me...I wouldn't say that this has any element of sex appeal whatsoever...it's actually rather repulsive and nothing special to see.

I agree that this is not the first time Crossfit has tried to appeal to certain persons with provacative pictures, and it just ends up backfiring. This is the last time I'll be visiting this site. Thanks for the shudders.

Comment #917 - Posted by: rl1213 at January 15, 2011 3:42 PM

Funny pic....at first. I am not personally offended by the picture. I don't think it should be posted on the same site where heroes are posted.

Crossfit was never classy, but was professional and respected. Let's keep it that way!

Comment #918 - Posted by: Darcy at January 15, 2011 6:47 PM

As Rx'd.
6 rounds + 250 meter row + 12 push-ups

"Mrs. Miyagi"
5 rounds + 170 meter row

Comment #919 - Posted by: Miyagi m/30/168.8# at January 15, 2011 8:26 PM

dumb photo
we can do better

Comment #920 - Posted by: mo at January 15, 2011 9:07 PM

haha! The pic . . . reminiscent of Rome circa September 476 C.E.

Comment #921 - Posted by: Ed G at January 15, 2011 9:23 PM


Had to wait twice for rower:-(


Comment #922 - Posted by: Alenka at January 16, 2011 1:00 AM

I can guarantee that most of the people who hate this photo because "they don't want their kids to see it" or because "they train hardcore athletes" let their kids play video games with disregard to the rating system. "But little Johnny likes to play Grand Theft Auto and Modern Combat" Get your priorities straight people.

Thanks for the humor HQ!

Comment #923 - Posted by: bigpig14 at January 16, 2011 5:37 AM

4 + row + 13

Comment #924 - Posted by: beemer (f/39/5'4"/125) at January 16, 2011 5:56 AM


6 rds + 170 m.
7 rds in 20:30

Comment #925 - Posted by: Tommykrackcorn at January 16, 2011 7:39 AM

Ditto 921 and 923.

Comment #926 - Posted by: mike at January 16, 2011 9:44 AM

7 rds.
+ 150 m

Comment #927 - Posted by: al deezy at January 16, 2011 10:57 AM

People who are offended get a life. It is 5 bums! If you are offended so greatly by it please do not leave you home, never go to a beach, especially in another country, and hope your "fragile" children never join a sport cause there a lot of bums out there!

7 rounds + 10 push ups

Comment #928 - Posted by: KyleN (M 27/6'3''/217) at January 16, 2011 11:00 AM

Kylen, # 930

Why are you so concerned with other peoples sensibilities? Do you feel threatened by those with a clear sense of right and wrong? The picture is disgusting and shows the wold what HQ really thinks about godliness.

Comment #929 - Posted by: Joe M/46/170 at January 16, 2011 5:50 PM

7 rounds exactly,

subbed 25 SDHP (45#) for rows.

Comment #930 - Posted by: soccerman/CrossfitRenaissance/195/6'0 at January 16, 2011 6:42 PM

7 rounds plus 250m row & 3 push ups

Comment #931 - Posted by: M. Honcho M/32/5'10"/180 at January 16, 2011 6:50 PM

as rx'd - only did about 13 minutes - got a call
5 sets before interruption

Comment #932 - Posted by: spatterson at January 16, 2011 7:25 PM

as rx'd 7 rounds + 16 push ups

Comment #933 - Posted by: Federico Biasetti at January 17, 2011 2:41 AM

as rx'd 7 rounds + 16 push ups

Comment #934 - Posted by: Federico Biasetti at January 17, 2011 2:43 AM

6 rounds + 182 meter row.

Comment #935 - Posted by: Dexter 18/6'0"/145 at January 17, 2011 9:33 AM

Modified WOD:

25 95# SDHP
25 Push-ups

4 rounds + 8 SDHP

Comment #936 - Posted by: CER M/36/205/6' at January 17, 2011 9:53 AM


as Rx'd
5 rounds+ 21 pushups

MATT m/13/180/5'9"
5 pushups+ 10 situps
5 rounds + 250 row + 10 situps

5x5 deadlifts 75#,95#,105#,95#,95#

Comment #937 - Posted by: power_puff_boy at January 17, 2011 1:19 PM

5 rounds + 21 pushups

Matt (did 5 pushups 10 situps per round)
5 rounds + 10 siutpus

Rosanna 5x5 deadlifts 75,95,105,95,95

Comment #938 - Posted by: power_puff_boy at January 17, 2011 1:26 PM

7 + 250

Comment #939 - Posted by: Phil C 49/160 at January 17, 2011 1:39 PM

Harder than expected
5 rounds + 250m row + 10 pushups

Comment #940 - Posted by: Dryw m/32/175 at January 17, 2011 2:16 PM

sdhp sub

5 rounds? guessing as I forgot


Comment #941 - Posted by: Logan S at January 17, 2011 3:11 PM

6 Rounds + 120m

Comment #942 - Posted by: dsm19 M/32/6'0/210 at January 17, 2011 5:03 PM

WOD: rxd 7 rounds +250row+ 17 pushups.


Comment #943 - Posted by: AJ at January 17, 2011 7:24 PM

6 rounds in 16:25

Was at 5 + 200 or so meters at 15 min

Rows were all at sub 2 min pace
Pushups unbroken in first and second round and broken 15-5-5 then 10-10-5


Comment #944 - Posted by: clark at January 18, 2011 8:54 AM

7 rounds

on the nose, had to really push those last 15 push-ups. Push-ups badly broken for all but the first two rounds. Kept 500m pace at 1:48 for all rounds except first one which was too fast at 1:42.

Comment #945 - Posted by: Shane/32/6'/195 at January 18, 2011 9:02 AM

3rds + 250m +10 PU

Comment #946 - Posted by: BCG at January 18, 2011 9:29 AM

subbed SDLHPs

6 rounds, 25 SDLHP and 24 pushups. Missed 7 rounds by 1 pushup!

Comment #947 - Posted by: BarryT at January 18, 2011 4:31 PM

Great as a soldier in the army, now I run the risk of being charged with sexual harassment because if someone saw me looking at this site, with this picture, and is offended, they can legitimately complain. I know it's a stupid rule but it's based on how someone 'perceives' it and how it makes them feel. Disappointed HQ.

Comment #948 - Posted by: Maria at January 18, 2011 5:37 PM

why do you keep deleting MY posts? I have not said ANYTHING OFFENSIVE.

Comment #949 - Posted by: darc at January 18, 2011 7:09 PM

6 + 144M

Comment #950 - Posted by: MikeyPaul/m/29/170/5'8" at January 18, 2011 7:20 PM

as rxd
6 rounds

Comment #951 - Posted by: matthew lee at January 19, 2011 6:11 AM

7 rounds + 156 meters

Comment #952 - Posted by: RB at January 19, 2011 7:51 AM

6 Rds 147 Meters
8 Rds in 20 Mins

Comment #953 - Posted by: Greg/50/70"/215/03/17/08 at January 19, 2011 11:15 AM



Comment #954 - Posted by: CAM at January 19, 2011 8:30 PM

6 plus 11 push ups rxd

Comment #955 - Posted by: Lance D 28/69/211 at January 20, 2011 5:12 AM

Finally got around to this one. Never done a 250m row, and didn't realize how much a sprint it would be.
got 6 full rounds + 250m. Right as I started my pushup the time ran out. Feel like I lost some time getting on/off the rower and hitting the reset button, next time will hit the rows harder to try and get a full 7 rounds in

Comment #956 - Posted by: brone at January 20, 2011 10:06 AM

Did this one on 1/20/11. I modified it to 15 push-ups.

I completed 5 full rounds. The timer went off as I was sitting back down onto the rower.

Comment #957 - Posted by: RJB7 at January 20, 2011 4:59 PM

This picture is really unprofessional, how old are you guys?

Comment #958 - Posted by: ja at January 20, 2011 5:03 PM

I don't see the photo as harmful or lewd. I just simply see it as juvenile and in poor taste. Then again, I'm from an era where propriety and modesty were the social norms. Sadly, those days are gone.

Comment #959 - Posted by: CSG at January 20, 2011 7:14 PM

AMRAP 15 min.

row 250m (damper 10)
15 pushups

7 rounds

Comment #960 - Posted by: cbecker at January 21, 2011 6:17 AM

7 rounds and not a second to spare

Comment #961 - Posted by: Derek Atchley at January 21, 2011 8:12 AM

This picture causes unnecessary division within the community. There's other equally (and even more so) effective sources of humor that dont stir up this unnecessary controversy

Comment #962 - Posted by: adam at January 21, 2011 12:43 PM

Paul: 7 rounds + 10 pushups

Comment #963 - Posted by: jenniferg at January 22, 2011 10:43 AM

CFWU-3. Reg. Superman. Burgener. DU.
7 rounds + 250m row.
Don't know that I got all 250m. Didn't hear watch beep. Timer at 0 & had stopped beeping when I got off rower.
Row not bad. Damper on 4. Seemed much easier & more drive from heels w/pushing knees out & making a point to engage hip adductors.

Comment #964 - Posted by: jrm at January 22, 2011 1:48 PM

Honestly, I can't see the harm in showing off some bare ass cheeks, belonging to consenting adults not under peer pressure (at least..), to adult viewers. Hell, I even think kids at times have a more sound attitude to behinds than do some adults... This pic is clearly non-sexist, in contrast to some previously posted pix, IMHO.

Anywhore. As rx:d -> 7 rds + 240m row. Miscalculated last 2 rds, could perhaps've gotten some pu's more out of it. Great metcon!

Comment #965 - Posted by: AndersB at January 23, 2011 2:46 AM

Good Lord. . .ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment #966 - Posted by: Melissa Long at January 23, 2011 1:38 PM

as Rx'd

8 rounds + 1 pushup

M/6'2''/205/30 yrs.

Comment #967 - Posted by: Wes at January 23, 2011 5:45 PM

5 rnds + 127m. rxd

Comment #968 - Posted by: JonNYC - 42/M/170/5'11" xfit since 6/08 at January 24, 2011 4:04 AM

Just shut up and drink the Kool Aid! CrossFit is all about celebrating the human body. This is the best free web site in the world so stop complaining. Save your "2 cents" for the collection basket on Sunday.

Comment #969 - Posted by: Brachle at January 25, 2011 9:34 AM

the push ups got me on this one....

5 rounds + 80m

Then, just to get legs in shape for snowboarding I did

1 set of leg blasters
20 air squats
20 lunges
20 lunge jumps
10 squat jumps

Comment #970 - Posted by: thenine/m/33/6'6/250 at January 26, 2011 8:24 AM

I saw the 970 posts and thought...What is going on, in fact posts are sagging...turns out the posts were about butts and not workouts.

CFWU x 3, 10s on pushups

7 rds in 14:30, I bagged the 75m I might have pulled after strapping in.

Comment #971 - Posted by: F15E_WSO/M/48/180 at January 26, 2011 12:14 PM

subbed 200m of running

9 rds + 200m, 15 pushups in 10th round

Comment #972 - Posted by: MoGreene at January 26, 2011 2:12 PM

6 rds + 250m

Comment #973 - Posted by: Graig - M/30/5'9"/185 at January 26, 2011 4:36 PM

did this workout today...trying to catch up on workouts since i was skiing/snowboarding in canada a few weeks back

as Rx'ed
9 rounds + 158 meters

Comment #974 - Posted by: Rich at January 27, 2011 5:04 PM

7 rds in 15:20

Comment #975 - Posted by: Beau - M/26/6'1"/210 at January 29, 2011 10:12 AM

Me: 44yo/M/5'10"/184lbs/16%BF

Warm Up: Greg A's Warm Up

WOD: 5 rounds even in 15:14

Cool Down: one more round slower.

Have Fun, Train Hard,


Comment #976 - Posted by: Crossfit Billy - Olympic Crossfit at January 29, 2011 2:31 PM

5 rounds in 9:41

25 sdlhp 21.5k
25 push ups

made a mistake. thought i was doing 5 rounds for time. will try again soon.

Comment #977 - Posted by: zenoperegrinus at January 30, 2011 2:40 PM

35 yom 210 bwt

250m row
15 ring dips
amrap in 20
8 rds +250m row

Comment #978 - Posted by: brian t at January 30, 2011 6:07 PM

6 rounds + 250m + 13 Pushups

Comment #979 - Posted by: Ukkrew at January 31, 2011 9:18 AM

7 rounds plus 220m
had a PFT before i did this one, could definitely tell how sore i was

Comment #980 - Posted by: austin cooper at January 31, 2011 9:44 AM

2.75 rounds

Comment #981 - Posted by: Chris O. M/41/5'10'/215 at February 1, 2011 1:05 PM


6 rds + 108m

Comment #982 - Posted by: denob at February 1, 2011 9:20 PM

8 Rds Rx

Comment #983 - Posted by: MNinKC at February 2, 2011 10:21 AM

subbed sdhp for rows

7+ 10 sdhp

Comment #984 - Posted by: bookworm at February 4, 2011 10:21 AM

4 rounds with SDHP


Comment #985 - Posted by: Logan S at February 17, 2011 3:00 PM

6 rds, 250 row, 16 Push-ups

Comment #986 - Posted by: Doug at February 24, 2011 8:08 PM

WOD: Messed up and thought 2500m row/25push-ups then after 1000m realized that would not work in a 15min max rnd WOD. So in 15 min I rowed 1000m + 6rnds after correction.

Comment #987 - Posted by: Seth (M,32,6'3",220) at March 23, 2011 10:46 AM


5 rounds + 11 push-ups

Comment #988 - Posted by: jiggastemple at April 14, 2011 9:14 PM

8 rounds (SDHP)

Comment #989 - Posted by: Michał at July 4, 2011 1:07 PM

6 rounds + 22 pushups

Comment #990 - Posted by: Richard Greene at October 23, 2013 11:17 AM

6 rounds sdhp and push ups

Comment #991 - Posted by: Mür at October 23, 2013 11:39 AM

Probably not the best pic for a professional organization to post. Reputation counts. That being said...

10 rounds in 20 minutes.

Comment #992 - Posted by: Scott at October 23, 2013 12:33 PM

5 rds + 21 pushups

Comment #993 - Posted by: Johnh 45/205 at October 24, 2013 11:29 AM

6 rds

Comment #994 - Posted by: TB at November 25, 2013 11:36 AM

5 rounds

Comment #995 - Posted by: dcyn at April 20, 2014 2:07 PM

6 rounds + 19 push-up

Comment #996 - Posted by: William M. at December 17, 2014 7:28 AM
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