February 27, 2011

Sunday 110227

Rest Day


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Kurko Zoltan, Romania.

"The Couch Stretch" with Jami Tikkanen, CrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]

"Women Of The 2010 CrossFit Games" - video [wmv] [mov]

Last Chance for the Early Bird Special on CrossFit Games Tickets.

The Home Gym with Josh Everett - video [wmv] [mov]

Antonin Dvorak, Piano Quintet in A Major.

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman - Warrior Poetry from "On Killing"

Watch "David Bolinsky Animates A Cell", TED.

Post thoughts to comments.

Posted by lauren at February 27, 2011 5:00 PM

thank god for this wod.

Comment #1 - Posted by: duffy1298 at February 26, 2011 5:01 PM

Way to go CrossFit ladies. My 7yo daughter is growing up watching you train and compete. Inspired by you, she just got her first pullup after 9 months of work (http://www.vimeo.com/19874612). My dream is she will never equate attractiveness with those twiggy models that look like they haven't had a decent meal in months, but will look to strength and function followed by form as a new standard of beauty and vitality.

Comment #2 - Posted by: Ian (aka Mo) 39/5'8"/165 at February 26, 2011 5:39 PM

I HEART crossfit women!!!!!!!

Comment #3 - Posted by: Troy at February 26, 2011 5:55 PM

josh everett - awesome home gym.

@ anybody in the san francisco bay area... know of any local/norcal stores that sell bumpers? thanks for any help.

Comment #4 - Posted by: aermio at February 26, 2011 5:56 PM

It's a very noble thing that David Bolinsky is attempting to do with the Harvard professor in establish a curriculum that draw into a closer dept of "truth and beauty"

I can understand that concept with how Force, Distance, and Time. So simple yet beautiful.

Comment #5 - Posted by: Mario A at February 26, 2011 6:03 PM

Of course you have a pack-and-play for the little guy to hang out in while mom and dad work. Great video.

Keeps things in perspective....good luck in the 2011 Games if you're planning on going.....If not as an athlete then as a commentator.

Comment #6 - Posted by: Prolix at February 26, 2011 6:12 PM

Wow, "Women Of The 2010 CrossFit Games" was awesome.

Comment #7 - Posted by: hax at February 26, 2011 6:19 PM

<3<3<3 the Women of the Games vid!

Comment #8 - Posted by: Cookie 43/5'6"/mom of 3 at February 26, 2011 6:29 PM

Thank you for the Women of 2010 CrossFit Games video. Each and every one of these ladies is inspiring and pushes me every day. I will be watching that one again and again.


Comment #9 - Posted by: Miranda at February 26, 2011 7:12 PM

Hello "Women of the 2010 CrossFit Games", and welcome to my hard drive. :-)

Great vid!

Comment #10 - Posted by: Pat Overton at February 26, 2011 7:50 PM

For those that might be interested.
From the Rogue Europe site on Facebook:

-Ok, here's Mikko's morning WOD:

-Power Clean 6 x 5 x 110kg / 90s
-Press 5 x 3 x 80kg / 60s

-and the metcon was:

-20 min AMRAP of
-1 x 455lbs Deadlift
-2 x Muscle-up
-3 x 250lbs Squat Clean
-4 x HSPU

A picture was posted from the 10th(!!!) round. No word on the final score.

Video to be posted soon....

Comment #11 - Posted by: Ben in Xiamen at February 26, 2011 10:16 PM

Man alive, it's good to be back. Sunday rest days still gimme that empty feeling. I guess an easy row will bring on a sweat too.

Comment #12 - Posted by: B747-8 at February 27, 2011 1:18 AM

Mikko did a 20m AMRAP of King Kong?!? OMG!

Comment #13 - Posted by: Struan at February 27, 2011 1:42 AM

Nice picture Zoltan :)

Comment #14 - Posted by: Hunibacsi at February 27, 2011 2:17 AM

Titán Zolti

Comment #15 - Posted by: Frédi at February 27, 2011 3:10 AM

snowboarding today :)

Comment #16 - Posted by: Nikee 17/ f/130/5'6" at February 27, 2011 3:22 AM

Awesome video of the 2010 Women Boomer!

Comment #17 - Posted by: andy hendel at February 27, 2011 3:33 AM

oh and "Women of The 2010 Crossfit Games" is super inspirational

Comment #18 - Posted by: Nikee 17/ f/130/5'6" at February 27, 2011 3:52 AM

Great gym, Josh!

I have always looked up to Josh for inspiration because he is my exact same height and weight but does every metcon twice as fast as me and all his lifts are way heavier than mine.

Loved the women of the 2010 Games vid. I can't wait to see all the competitors going at it this year!

Comment #19 - Posted by: Pat Sherwood at February 27, 2011 4:02 AM

Awesome vid of the 2010 Women Boomer! The passion of competition is truly captured.

Comment #20 - Posted by: andy hendel at February 27, 2011 4:14 AM

1) Inspiration. Loved the "Women of the 2010 Games" video. Gotta say, though, that I have yet to NOT have goosebumps watching "Nasty Girls", the original. Want to inspire young women? Show them what grit and determination looks like?

Still can't do better than Nicole and "Nasty Girls".

2) Christie. "When I run out of fights to have, I'll stop fighting." I DO like that, the following notwithstanding, although I would change it to "when I run out of the fights I have to have."

3) Us. So much of our worlds is made out to be "us vs. them." By its very construct, at its most basic such a thing is designed to create a winner only if a loser is simultaneously spawned (more on that in a bit). Please don't get me wrong--at times it really is "us vs. them" or "you vs. them," no matter who "them" happens to be at that moment. Sometimes the conflict really does come to you, or come to us, and in those moments the only way to persevere is to engage, to verse (if that's a word).

For some the act of engagement, the state of conflict is a natural and very comfortable location. A corollary: I once worked with a colleague who was a terrific crisis manager; he turned every decision point into a crisis because that's what made him comfortable. But just as that form of management tends to burn a group, or indeed an individual, from the middle out, so, too, does a constant state of "us vs. them" become a self-defeating proposition.

While ruminating on this, in the middle of an "us vs. them" conflict that I did not choose, I kind of tripped over the opposite. The affirmative version. "Us WITH us". The continual internal effort to build upon the positive, to plan for the best. To offer within the group the assumption of goodwill on the part of "us". Indeed, to assume, until proven otherwise, goodwill on the part of "them".

To build on the power of what it is that makes "us" good, whoever your "us" happens to be.

4) Non-Zero. Do you know people who seemingly can only feel good about themselves if someone else has fallen? Folks who cut others down in an effort to build themselves up? Everything, every encounter big or small, is a little Zero-Sum game. There can only be a winner if someone loses.

Have you ever listened to them talk? Their words are like little knives, meant to produce tiny injuries as they convey information. Many times these injuries are purposeful; other times they constitute collateral damage. What is notable is that the only effort that is apparent is the effort to wound, never an effort to protect or cushion or even prevent unintended injury. No opportunity is too small, and the effort to prevent injury seemingly too great, to miss the chance to inflict damage. You never know when that damage might helpfully/hopefully weaken someone to whom you might some day be compared.

Content and tone are inextricably mated. How you communicate expresses not only your thought but also your intent. Kindness, or not even that but neutrality, puts the content squarely in focus. Central. Untarnished. Funny, but speech meant to communicate and harm is often preceded by some qualifier such as "no offense" or "bless your heart", as if that somehow makes the speaker blameless for any damage downstream.

The sad thing about this whole gig is that the person who seeks to elevate himself by bringing another down, seeks the win by creating the loss, achieves nothing of the kind. At best...at the very best, the situation created results in a loss for the other, but no more than a draw for the instigator. Which, if you're keeping score, is actually NOT a Zero-Sum game at all, is it? Nor is it a Non-Zero Sum game, one in which both sides win, or one wins to the other's neutral "draw".

Nope, tearing another down in the vain hope that such a thing will boost you up, get one in the "win" column, is actually the third type of game, the Negative-Sum game. NOBODY wins.

Who would want to play THAT game? Who wants to be THAT person?

I'll see you next week...

Comment #21 - Posted by: bingo at February 27, 2011 7:10 AM

I also have drawn inspiration from Josh Everett since watching Every Second Counts. Just amazed at how much weight the guy throws around as well at how he competes! Great to see that a guy can move that kind of weight in that kind of atmosphere, which is all to familiar to me being a family man with three small children. Got to attend an oly lifting cert and Josh Everett was the lead coach. Not very many people in this world are able to make a positive impact on others while having to say very little. Josh Everett definitely has that quality. Thanks for sharing!

Dusty Sides

Comment #22 - Posted by: DSides at February 27, 2011 7:16 AM

All I can say is "wow" to the women of crossfit. Giving us all inspiration.

Comment #23 - Posted by: Mike at February 27, 2011 7:19 AM

Musings await, around #19.

Comment #24 - Posted by: bingo at February 27, 2011 7:32 AM

After reading about it in the cf journal I have decided to take on the 100 day burpee challenge!

Today is day 1: I did 1 burpee.

:) I'm pretty excited (and a little nervous) for days 75+

Comment #25 - Posted by: Sarah (22/121/5'4") at February 27, 2011 8:52 AM

Wrong camo, dude. Wrong camo....

Comment #26 - Posted by: Jose Carnish at February 27, 2011 9:29 AM

Women of the Games- WOW, unbelievable vid

Comment #27 - Posted by: Apolloswabbie 72.5 209 46yoa at February 27, 2011 9:53 AM


did yesterday's workout, only I subbed 95# front squats for 65# Overhead Squats.


SDHP's were super easy... front squats were awful.

Comment #28 - Posted by: JuliePlatt at February 27, 2011 11:38 AM

Crossfit women are Badasssss!!!!!!!!!!

Comment #29 - Posted by: Dan lau at February 27, 2011 12:37 PM

Great pic! Not sure why he's not topless and wearing undies that show his cheeks though....thats standard for the "gals" and all...

Comment #30 - Posted by: rrl1213 at February 27, 2011 12:39 PM

week behind, made up cindy PR @ 23 plus 3 pushups up from 20
glad that week of recovery is over, feels good to sweat, I was extremely inspired to get moving again by the Women of Crossfit vid, AH-mazing women!! Strong IS the new skinny, Great Job ladies!!

Comment #31 - Posted by: Mike D M/27/6'0"/183 at February 27, 2011 1:22 PM

Made Up Yesterdays WOD

OH Squats
* 95# *
- Tough on the high pulls and just a comment about range of motion in the videos... Yes, they were short, but whenever is form absolutely impeccable when you are going all out?? It's not.. Glassman has even said if you are maintaining absolutely perfect form then you aren't going fast enough so a little breakdown is acceptable in my opinion... It's just tip toeing that line between acceptable breakdown and excessive and dangerous breakdown... That's what good coaches are for...

Comment #32 - Posted by: Justin VanBeek at February 27, 2011 2:32 PM

24 / M / 5'9" / 135lbs

Deadlift 3-3-3-3-3


I probably should have dropped the very last rep, as it put my back in a bad position, but I don't think I hurt anything.

Comment #33 - Posted by: BC at February 27, 2011 2:37 PM

To the editors of Crossfit video's. As a police officer, I must implore you to edit out personal info such as license plates at peoples' homes. Josh E. did a nice job showing us his home gym, but two cars are in the background with the plates clearly visible. That is a fine collection of gear, and he has a little one. I hate to be so depressing, but its my job to notice these things before the bad guys do. Take good care of our community. Thanks.

Comment #34 - Posted by: Blizzard at February 27, 2011 3:05 PM

I can barely see him doing the pullup because he is camoflauged.

Comment #35 - Posted by: Dave Roberts at February 27, 2011 4:04 PM

#21 Like the concepts you expressed, bingo. Very interesting thoughts. Keep it up!

Comment #36 - Posted by: Jim 40/5'11"/170 at March 2, 2011 6:24 AM

Amazing Women of Crossfit video. Truly inspiring to watch.

Comment #37 - Posted by: Leah at March 4, 2011 8:44 PM
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