February 19, 2011

Saturday 110219

Rest Day


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"My brother (SF) introduced me to CrossFit 6 months ago when he came home. I'm 44 and have lost 50 pounds since then. I have never been in better shape in my life and I used to climb mountains. I feel so good I built a gym at our shop for all our guys."
- David Kirkham, President Kirkham Motorsports.

"Programming for Young Athletes Part 1: Mini-Cycle Training" with Zach Even-Esh, CrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]

"Community Members: Gretchen Reeves" - video [wmv] [mov]

The Home Gym with Josh Rowe, Scott Hoover and Fred Gillenwater - video [wmv] [mov]

Richard Wagner, Siegfried Idyll Part 1, Part 2.

Lorrie Moore - How To Become A Writer.

"Inside the Business of Selling Human Body Parts" by Scott Carney, Wired.

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Posted by lauren at February 19, 2011 5:00 PM

Best Garage Gym.... Ever..

Comment #1 - Posted by: chauncey farnsworth IV at February 18, 2011 5:07 PM

That is totally awesome!

Comment #2 - Posted by: Ryan W at February 18, 2011 5:11 PM

For some reason the garage gym video is not working for me. Anyone else have that problem?

Comment #3 - Posted by: Greg S at February 18, 2011 5:11 PM

"Home Gym" video is not working for me either. I have tried Firefox and Safari; wmv and mov links. I just get 404-Not Found message.

Comment #4 - Posted by: lance at February 18, 2011 5:16 PM

50lbs in 6 months? Nutty...congrats though.

Comment #5 - Posted by: Matt at February 18, 2011 5:16 PM

Tippecanoe and Tyler too! Shout out to Tipp City.

Comment #6 - Posted by: Rich at February 18, 2011 5:44 PM

Josh Rowe (or anyone with experience for that matter),

How do you like the Punch kettlebell from Rogue? If you have any experience with other bells, how do you think it compares? Specifically looking for a comparison to Dragon Door and/or Lifeline.

Comment #7 - Posted by: Joe at February 18, 2011 7:27 PM

Rest day = 3 donuts + 2 hour nap

Comment #8 - Posted by: Happy at February 18, 2011 7:41 PM

Garage gyms forever!!!!

Comment #9 - Posted by: Jason at February 18, 2011 7:53 PM

garage gyms forever!

Comment #10 - Posted by: Jason at February 18, 2011 7:54 PM

Love the home gym series :)

Spousal accaptence factor... lmoa :D

Comment #11 - Posted by: Chico at February 18, 2011 8:31 PM

Love the home gym series. The uni-strut squat rack is brilliant I will be borrowing that idea

Comment #12 - Posted by: Brone at February 18, 2011 9:19 PM

:-) 50lbs in 6 months nice work And a tipp topp garage gym

Comment #13 - Posted by: John J , Norway at February 18, 2011 10:23 PM

Congrats on the 50lb weight loss. Also, love your Cobra replicas. Not sold on those prices, but nice looking cars for sure.

Comment #14 - Posted by: Jon R. at February 18, 2011 10:52 PM

Love the home-gyms! Keep 'em coming.


Comment #15 - Posted by: Adrian at February 18, 2011 11:12 PM

Go Gretchen!

Congratulations on making the mainpage!


Comment #16 - Posted by: Euan at February 19, 2011 12:37 AM

Home Gym! Keep em coming, I've yet to get a video camera to tape mine! :)

Comment #17 - Posted by: Randy G. at February 19, 2011 12:50 AM

Gretchen, all CrossFit LĂ©man is proud of you! Go girl!

Comment #18 - Posted by: Olga at February 19, 2011 5:57 AM

Great rest day content guys. Enjoyed the Wagner and Moore.

Comment #19 - Posted by: Brian PCF at February 19, 2011 6:44 AM

Made up Annie today


Then back squats:
5 reps of: 135-155-165-175-185-135

Laura f/48/5'7/155

Comment #20 - Posted by: power-girl at February 19, 2011 7:06 AM

These last three WODs were awesome!

Comment #21 - Posted by: Logan at February 19, 2011 8:36 AM

Love the Kirkham Cobr@s. Beautiful piece of engineering and craftsmanship. Wish I could afford one.

Comment #22 - Posted by: Mark P. at February 19, 2011 9:02 AM

Great article on the human organ black market. I don't have television so I pretty much surf the internet in my spare time. The articles you post are by far at the top of my list as far as intriguing,thought provoking, and sometimes surprising.

I think when things that people are going to do anyway are forced underground it becomes much worse for the consumer and producer alike. Take drugs and prostitution for example. Everyone claims prohibition and cracking down on these things helps, but the same people keep doing them regardless of consequences and they have to seek help from sources that wouldn't be necessary if it were legal.

Think of how nice the prostitutes at the bunny ranch have it compared to women walking the streets that are drug addicted and abused by pimps. Everyone claims they are making it legal to help the girl, but in all actuality who are we really helping?

Comment #23 - Posted by: patrick l bateman at February 19, 2011 10:49 AM


Continuing my 2006 re-boot.

45# bar/Gravitron Dips 7 plate assist 2:1

95# Squat Clean (what I've done for 2 or 3 years)
Unassisted Dips 1:1

11:28 (PR)

Comment #24 - Posted by: bingo at February 19, 2011 11:16 AM

Love the rock wall in the home gym vid - that's pretty sweet. Anybody else notice that all of us home gym'ers seem have our own homemade wallballs? Somebody on the board here recently referred to theirs by the name "Lumpy" which made me laugh.

Comment #25 - Posted by: Ian (aka Mo) 39/5'8"/165 at February 19, 2011 11:48 AM

Great Garage Gyms! The rope build is great. I am working on mine off of my 14ft. deck. I enjoy these videos the most. I also enjoy a Saturday rest day with a cold beer in hand while typing this!

Comment #26 - Posted by: BIV at February 19, 2011 1:15 PM

Where can I get those cool looking Reebok trainers with the mad sole? Are they a CrossFit special trainer? Can't wait till Reebok bring CrossFit world wide, about time it was moved out of the garage and into the main stream gyms.

Comment #27 - Posted by: Dave at February 19, 2011 1:50 PM

Those of us who served with CPT Dan Whitten will forever be better men for it. May you rest in eternal peace, my brother.

LTC Kelly Webster

Comment #28 - Posted by: Kelly Webter at February 19, 2011 3:34 PM

24 / M / 5'9" / 135lbs



I've skipped Eva every time it's come up. Does that make me a wimp? Probably...

PR on Annie by about a minute and a half, though.

Comment #29 - Posted by: BC at February 19, 2011 4:31 PM

Love the garage scene. I feel at home....

Comment #30 - Posted by: angela fortner at February 20, 2011 9:07 AM

Love the DTOM flag. We have it in our box also.

Comment #31 - Posted by: Glenn at February 21, 2011 6:17 AM

skied powder @ kirkwood all day. wow!

Comment #32 - Posted by: kevin o at February 22, 2011 5:15 PM
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