May 6, 2011

Friday 110506

Rest Day


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Firefighter Malray, Pasadena Fire Department.

"The Reebok CrossFit Open in Their Own Words: Week 6" by Again Faster Equipment, CrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]

"CrossFit at 63" with Jean Tordella, CrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]

"Bumper Plates, 2011 CrossFit Games and What Is Your Max Bench Press" with Dave Castro - video [wmv] [mov]

Maurice Ravel, Tzigane.

Matthew Arnold - The Future.

Watch "Richard St. John's 8 Secrets of Success", TED.

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Posted by lauren at May 6, 2011 5:00 PM

285 yea rt

Comment #1 - Posted by: lol at May 5, 2011 5:26 PM

Crossfit in Level B. Nice.

Comment #2 - Posted by: Ken 30/M/5'8/170 at May 5, 2011 5:41 PM

Dave Castro is so cool

Comment #3 - Posted by: Brian at May 5, 2011 5:49 PM

Wish my bunker gear was that clean! ;-)

Comment #4 - Posted by: jct at May 5, 2011 5:52 PM

I can listen to Castro all day.

Comment #5 - Posted by: Lacey at May 5, 2011 5:57 PM

WOW....Sweet looking Turnout Gear man...Pasadena must have a industrial gear washer at every firehouse!!!

I joke, but atleast you are doing "something"...there's a lot of obese loads in many fire jurisdictions that can barely fit into their turnout gear...

Colossians 3:23

Comment #6 - Posted by: DPM at May 5, 2011 5:59 PM

That bench number seems off, he's got a 145 max overhead press, I'd think that would be higher with a 285 pound bench press.

Comment #7 - Posted by: Paul at May 5, 2011 6:06 PM

Nice selection of bumper plates.

285! Was that a dream?

Comment #8 - Posted by: Lol Mettam at May 5, 2011 6:14 PM

is this CF related? a fellow trooper sent it along:

Comment #9 - Posted by: Eric S at May 5, 2011 6:33 PM

Nice work. Crossfit in turn out gear is always fun.

Comment #10 - Posted by: Jamie W at May 5, 2011 7:08 PM

Nice work. Crossfit in turn out gear is always fun.

Comment #11 - Posted by: Jamie W at May 5, 2011 7:09 PM

I kinda wanna see a video of this 285lb bench he claims..

Comment #12 - Posted by: T at May 5, 2011 7:24 PM

Kinda wanna see a vid of this 285 bench he claims..

Comment #13 - Posted by: T at May 5, 2011 7:24 PM

Nice gear. But ya'll sure do have odd helments out there.

Comment #14 - Posted by: FFW at May 5, 2011 7:27 PM

Most painful Fran ever?

Comment #15 - Posted by: Brent at May 5, 2011 7:27 PM

Kinda looks like station 33??? Pasadena,CA right?

Comment #16 - Posted by: Laurianna at May 5, 2011 7:43 PM

Did anyone see that "Murph" had a warship named after him? That is AWESOME!!!!

Comment #17 - Posted by: Mark Smith at May 5, 2011 8:06 PM

RIP Murph, but continue to bring it!

Comment #18 - Posted by: BduB at May 5, 2011 8:35 PM

California (check)t-shirt (check) shorts (check)TOQUE(check) skate-boarding while drinking lemon/lime caffeine cola grooving to pop-song featuring voice-modulator on personal device (next time).

Comment #19 - Posted by: Prolix at May 5, 2011 8:41 PM

I think he meant to say 225, and if his overhead press is 145, I think he'd struggle with 225.

Comment #20 - Posted by: nick at May 5, 2011 10:48 PM

OMG !!!!! It's Bill . This firefighter is the real deal !

Comment #21 - Posted by: Vic at May 5, 2011 11:43 PM

I wouldn't be so sceptical about the numbers 145 for overhead and 285 for the bench press. When I could do two reps of 308 in the bench I struggled with 154 in the overhead press.

However, I allways thought the bench press the easiest lift of all.

Comment #22 - Posted by: Stefan_N at May 6, 2011 12:08 AM


Day 100 of 100DBC. Done. 97

Out of all of us who started, just me and my man made it. Worst day ever....the day after wee healed from the flu and had to make up 300 some burpees. Which we did in one very long sickening session.

As somebody said the other day.....BUCK FURPEES!

Gonna chill for a fe days then bust out another 100 to see how fast I can go. To anyone still doing them...

3,2, 1, GO!

Comment #23 - Posted by: Lisa at May 6, 2011 3:31 AM

please post on the main site that Murph just got a warship named after him. Since we haven't done "Murph" since new year's eve, fitting that it comes up soon!!!

Comment #24 - Posted by: josh at May 6, 2011 4:24 AM

rest days? thats what weekends are for!

Comment #25 - Posted by: robert at May 6, 2011 6:15 AM

He looked less comfortable with the bench press question then he did getting peppered about the 2011 games WODs/format. Not a very good poker face but the guy is def funny to watch.

Comment #26 - Posted by: George at May 6, 2011 6:39 AM

I bench fairly regularly and my max is about 235. Of course, I'm old and weak but 285 seems like a big number. Go Dave!

Comment #27 - Posted by: Playoff Beard at May 6, 2011 7:26 AM

5K in 25:06 (8:06/mile)


Comment #28 - Posted by: Joshua at May 6, 2011 7:36 AM

Didn't do my burpee challenge yesterday so I paid for it today. I made up yesterday (68) and did todays burpee challenge (69) for a total of 137 burpees.

Comment #29 - Posted by: Sarah (f/22/123/5'4") at May 6, 2011 8:33 AM

It looks like tht lady in the back holding up a copy of Arnold Schwarzenegger's the New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding ? Lol! I think tht FF wsd just issued tht gear minutes before the pic was taken way too clean and pretty

Comment #30 - Posted by: Enrique at May 6, 2011 9:18 AM

the turn outs do look pretty clean but that wont last long.The department im with issues new gear every 5 years, got my latest set about a month ago and was hearing a lot of the same smart ass comment about how good I looked in shiny gear etc.Got them nice a dirty 3 days ago. I remember thinking my partner who outweighs me by 30 lbs really ought to start hittin the WODS with me cuz he sure was an air hog. Thanks CrossFit!!

Comment #31 - Posted by: DougR at May 6, 2011 9:58 AM

no heavy wods on the open?? what gives. cf games/regionals should be representative of this, otherwise all the 'strongs' were weeded out before it ever started. first games had no heavy wods(except the cft, which was scaled to one's wt). 2nd games essentially determined by heavy wods. last yr's games were awesome--long, short, light, heavy, unique wods. best representation of broad range yet...

Comment #32 - Posted by: mtvet/45/6'/211 at May 6, 2011 10:45 AM

looked like dave was offended when the camera guy called him skinny.

Comment #33 - Posted by: aermio m/32/5'7"/150 at May 6, 2011 11:10 AM

This is my first post. I've been following the cf wods for about a month now and I was hoping someone could give me pointers for overhead squats. I think my main problem is shoulder flexibility. Are there any stretches or other lifts I can do to get stronger on the OHS? I'm just squatting with an empty bar now. I appreciate any comments.

Comment #34 - Posted by: dante at May 6, 2011 2:30 PM

Ya! LOL!! Love the lady in the background!!

Comment #35 - Posted by: Scott Morey at May 6, 2011 3:38 PM

M/38/6'3"/235 lbs CF start 2/7/11

Wendler's SWOD week 1 5X5+ (65%-75%-85%)
Bench Press 170-195-220X5

Back Squat 215-245-280X5

Comment #36 - Posted by: fitefire12 at May 6, 2011 4:51 PM

Haven't posted for four wods. Here we go.

Sunday 110501
Bench Press 5-5-5-5-5
Tabata Row for calories

80-95-115-140-145 xtra: 150F2 (should have started higher)
Tabata: 9-7-7-7-6-6-6-5 total: 53

Wednesday 110504
Front Squat 5-5-5-5-5
"Jeremy" 21-15-9
OH Squat, #65

FS: 140-150-160-170-180 (start higher)
14:14 (Right wrist pain was a limiting factor)

Thursday 110505
AMRAP 15 min
5 T2B
5 K2E
10 Ball Slams, #20
10 KB Swings, 1 Pood (need to buy 1.5 and 2 Pood)
10 Ball Sit Ups, #20
5 Rnds + 10 Ball Slams

Friday 110506
Push Press, #95
Pull ups
Tabata Sit ups
Tabata: 12-11-9-8-7-7-8-9 total: 71

Comment #37 - Posted by: JF Lauzon M/24/5'10"/160 at May 6, 2011 5:32 PM

#34, Check out KStarr has got you covered!

Comment #38 - Posted by: Tine Neff at May 6, 2011 7:34 PM


5K: 28:06

Comment #39 - Posted by: mom to five at May 6, 2011 8:56 PM
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