July 22, 2011

Friday 110722

Three rounds for time of:
30 Wallball shots, 20 pound ball (10.5 foot target)
75 pound Squat snatches, 30 reps (movement initiates with barbell below the knees)

Jason Khalipa 11:18, Carey Kepler 11:01. Post time to comments.

Compare to 100816.


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Josh Everett in the new CrossFit Reebok training gear.

"Cooking With Nick Massie: Butternut Squash Puree and Soup", CrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]

Interview with Mikko Salo at the European Regional - video [wmv] [mov]

"Ben Hollingshaus is Ready" - video [wmv] [mov]

"All Over The Map: Akinwale, Pastorek and Pierce" by Again Faster Equipment - video [wmv] [mov]

"It's a Way of Life" by Reebok - video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov - Download Only]

From the Vault:
"The Couplet Wrecks Shop" - video [wmv] [mov]

"Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished."
- Confucius

Posted by Pukie at July 22, 2011 5:00 PM

What's with the triangle logo? Is is a new crossfit logo, or is it a reebok one?

Comment #1 - Posted by: Chi at July 21, 2011 5:19 PM

no idea what it is

Comment #2 - Posted by: Matthew Lawrence at July 21, 2011 5:26 PM

Store looks good, but every t-shirt is out of stock other than the expensive ones? Hmm..

Comment #3 - Posted by: JohnB at July 21, 2011 5:31 PM

What's with the high pricing? Thought this was community base not industry drivin!

Comment #4 - Posted by: JuanO at July 21, 2011 5:37 PM

Very cool vid by reebok... that is what CrossFit is about. Love the community and all inclusive aspect!!!

Comment #5 - Posted by: Speal at July 21, 2011 5:46 PM

$55.00 for a T-SHIRT hahahahahahahahahahaha...anyways I'm sick of hearing all the complaints. Getting such a huge sponsor comes at a price... here is a question: Would you guys rather have had Crossfit never associate itself with Reebok or do you think that the benefits outweigh the drawbacks? I'm curious as I have been seeing MANY complaints.Personally, I think Reebok helped the games become a much more substantial world entity and so far it seems Crossfit has maintained its community based identity very well (besides the pathetic store lol).

Comment #6 - Posted by: Josh B. at July 21, 2011 5:46 PM

Gotta keep ignoring this Reebok commercial push, believing this isn't going to hurt the integrity of this movement... but god, the death of the Crossfit Store is making it really hard. Those $65 "board shorts" feel like an insult to Greg A firebreathing back in the '05 - '07 videos.

Comment #7 - Posted by: Mike R at July 21, 2011 5:52 PM

Love that reebok is going all in with Crossfit. It legitimizes the sport in my estimate. Reebok won't bastardize it because te sport is localized by nature. The core of the sport and it's rapid adoption is drive by the local box and the 'open source', everyone contributes culture of CrossFit. Reebok is just providing exposure. I love wants they've done so far. I will be a Reebok supporter. They've done all the right things. I love Reebok now almost as much as Crossfit itself.

Comment #8 - Posted by: Daniel at July 21, 2011 6:01 PM

Sorry for all the typos on the previous post. Smartphones and a glass of wine don't go well with blog commenting.

Comment #9 - Posted by: Daniel at July 21, 2011 6:04 PM

Why 10.5 target? Isn't the standard 10'? If there is going to be a change in the spirit of 'constantly varying', why not make it 12'. 10.5' seems random and not at all an effective variation.

Comment #10 - Posted by: Daniel at July 21, 2011 6:07 PM

Why is he wearing a female hoodie

Comment #11 - Posted by: Andy at July 21, 2011 6:10 PM

Seems like extremely overpriced workout gear...this isn't what Crossfit and the Crossfit community were founded upon...

Comment #12 - Posted by: long time xfitter at July 21, 2011 6:13 PM

I recently learned Adidas owns Reebok and I have worn Adidas shoes all my life, so I'm happy to see it's just an extension of Adidas.

Comment #13 - Posted by: FinnishCraig m/23/5'8"/153 at July 21, 2011 6:15 PM

reebok lat pull down machine for 10k to go with the $55 dollar shirts $65 shorts... that is joke but what my question is, is this what crossfit's image is now, super chic working out? And is the image of crossfit and its all inclusive nature just as important to the brand as its programing? I feel that it is and further more i Feel the control of crosfit's image has been handed over to reebok and anyone who says that reebok sees crossfit as anything else but a way to make a buck is kidding themselves. Reebok has stock holders and profit margins to look after it would be unethical on thier part if they acted any differently. this is just one person's opion what do you think?

Comment #14 - Posted by: Rodzilla at July 21, 2011 6:30 PM

yea im sorry but f**k the prices on the new store. I thought 'elite fitness' meant elite athleticism. The only thing this store is forging is 'elitist fitness'.

Comment #15 - Posted by: eric at July 21, 2011 6:40 PM

Give me a break with all the "CrossFit wasn't founded on workout gear" silliness.

CrossFit is about the program and the community. It seems like some people need to be reminded that the workouts are FREE and it's not mandatory to buy the gear. If you don't like it or it's out of your price range, no big deal. But don't say that CrossFit isn't CrossFit because of a new, valuable alliance.

CrossFit is growing. The bigger it grows, the more people get to experience the benefits of the program and community. If you knew what CrossFit was really about, you would be excited that Reebok was able to help facilitate that growth.

Wanting CrossFit to stay low key and not get bigger and mainstream is selfish. CrossFit IS grassroots. It started small and grew to this HUGE, successful, life changing program. It has changed the fitness world for good. Anything short of respect and appreciation for that boggles my mind.

Everyone should be applauding Greg, Lauren and everyone who helped them grow CrossFit from a tiny garage to a fitness empire worthy or the attention of a company as big as Reebok.

Going to a free website and complaining about advertisement is outrageous and obnoxious.

On a lighter note, Ben's "Ready" video is hilarious! Thank you :D

Comment #16 - Posted by: AllisonNYC at July 21, 2011 6:44 PM

BTW, if you think one hundred dollars for a hoodie or jacket and fifty dollars for a workout shirt is expensive, please tell me where you've been doing your shopping.

I've been dropping hundreds of dollars at LuLuLemon for years just like a bazillion other CF girls. I've been paying sixty dollars for shorts, over a hundred bucks for pants and at least fifty dollars for sports bras for over four years.

Nike sells a pair of ugly, plain men's shorts for 52 bucks!

I don't get the outrage. The prices seem right in line with other companies.

Comment #17 - Posted by: AllisonNYC at July 21, 2011 7:01 PM

Wod looks great, those extra six inches will make it just that much more productive.

Also, I spit all over my computer screen during that Ben Hollingshaus video.

Comment #18 - Posted by: Deep Voice Joe at July 21, 2011 7:05 PM

"Pukie" replaces Lauren?!?!?!
If I'm not mistaken Lauren has posted the WOD every day for a decade!
All the sudden at the beginning of July, the mythical "Pukie" replaces a dedicated CrossFit founder and there's no tribute?
Lauren I don't know you, but I've inferred some things about you over the years, and they are all good. With your daily posting, you've helped me change my life. Thanks.
While I understand that things change over time, I want you to know that I noticed. I will continue to be a CrossFit.com "junkie" as a believer in what CrossFit teaches, but there is no other way to say it than... it won't be the same to check the main site for the WOD and not see "posted by Lauren"
God Speed,

Comment #19 - Posted by: CATA at July 21, 2011 7:05 PM

The Ben is Ready video is the best I've seen in a long time. I was confused in the beginning..thought I was watching a preview of hangover 3 or something. Well done.

Comment #20 - Posted by: Jeff R at July 21, 2011 7:07 PM

Do we need to call the Wahhhmbulance? Come on people! I'm stoked that we have a brand that is tailored and branded for Crossfit: design input by Crossfit athletes, modeled by Crossfit athletes, sold on a Crossfit website, produced by a company that is embracing Crossfit (through athlete sponsorship, Games sponsorship, and having a Box for employees).
How many of you have other brand loyalties? How much did those Quicksilver/UnderArmour/Oneill boardshorts cost??? If you are training in anything other than hand knit knickers, cutoff jean shorts you found in the trash, and rocks you found in the forest, quit whining about the price! (I have considered training totally nekkid in the garage like the ancient Greeks and Spartans did). Would you rather pay money to a company that does not support Crossfit at all? Capitalist economies allowed for us to have all this awesome gear, and for me to buy a Rogue bar and bumper plates.
Growth of Crossfit is inevitable and I think it is fantastic that the greater populace and business are recognizing Crossfit as more than a fad or a cult. Does P-90X have a line of apparel from Nike? Hell no! And if they did, I would be pissed that a informercial gimmick is gaining more legitimacy than Crossfit.
I tell everyone I meet that Crossfit is the best way to get in shape so they can live life to the fullest, and will fix their "lower back pain" (deadlifts and squats will strengthen your back and increase core strength for midline stability duh). I imagine how insurance rates and healthcare would change if everyone Crossfit and ate Paleo. Do you?
So quit complaining that Crossfit is growing so large that the an international company is sponsoring athletes, putting up a million dollar prize purse at the Games, and giving us a brand tailored to our sport.

Comment #21 - Posted by: DrewB at July 21, 2011 7:08 PM

Wow $50 dollars for a plain t-shirt with small decal and $100 for a sweatshirt! I was excited when Crossfit paired up with Reebok, but these prices are outrageous. Reebok is at the bottom of the food chain amongst the other major athletic outfitters. Go to any sports store and tell me that all the Reebok gear isn't half the price of all under armour, Nike, and Adidas gear. Complete joke, prices are too high for Reebok and what I would have thought the Crossfit "community" would go for. Very disappointed with the store.

Also ppl please Crossfit makes money i.e; box affiliation fees $2-3K , $1K courses, Crossfit journal fees, etc. Yes it is a free website that is great for marketing that has allowed Crossfit to prosper and grow. I am not hating on them for that, just don't want to pretend there is no profit margin for them.

Comment #22 - Posted by: KyleN (M 27/6'3''/217) at July 21, 2011 7:11 PM

That Ben is ready video was so wrong, but funny as hell!!

Comment #23 - Posted by: John S. at July 21, 2011 7:13 PM

@allisonNYC: to clarify, Its really just the prices that annoy me. I'd love for reebock/HQ to sell insane amounts of products and become infinitely popular. I'm not a success hater by any means. Its just that to many people, the ethic/image that goes along with hard work, which is done in crossfit, is not synonymous with flashy "hey look at my $50 t-shirt and my $90 haircut and $500 watch etc."

This is reflected in the character of the top athletes. Take the example of Graham saying he doesn't spend a lot of money on himself.

All I'm saying is this overpriced crap is out of step with the hard work ethic of crossfit.

On the upside, affiliates can still print their own shirts. I'm not trying to say 'its all over, crossfit sold out'. It's just embarrassing really.

Comment #24 - Posted by: eric at July 21, 2011 7:17 PM

@ #16 Allison NYC

Sears - Everlast workout pants $14
Kohl's - Basic t-shirt $6

Bought both of these about a week ago, and this is pretty standard pricing here in the Midwest.

Happy to hear you can afford better, but this is my price range. I'd be happy to do your personal shopping and keep the difference.

Comment #25 - Posted by: Rachel - F/5'3"/128/27 at July 21, 2011 7:20 PM

Not sure if it was mentioned in comments above but where are the Reebok Weightlifting shoes????

Comment #26 - Posted by: Jack Cambra at July 21, 2011 7:23 PM

As Rx'd
Probably not my best time (first time with this WOD though)... feeling worn out today.

Comment #27 - Posted by: Jeremy A. Olive at July 21, 2011 7:29 PM

yea i just wish crossfit would have aligned with a better major sponsor. Reebok is such a loser company, always a day late and a dollar short. I will never wear anything made by reebok. New Balance would have been a better fit.

Comment #28 - Posted by: marcwithac at July 21, 2011 7:31 PM

Thank you, KyleN.

@allisonNYC comment #17: I should have looked more closely at the NYC (people don't spend money like that nation wide)... If you want an example of a fitness company that sells reasonably priced apparel look at www.elitefts.com owned by powerlifter Dave Tate, he's been in at least five CF journal videos. I've bought quite a few shirts from them and I'd like to have something cool to buy from CF. I guess thats the insult to injury: the new stuff looks stupid. Sorry, its true.

Comment #29 - Posted by: eric at July 21, 2011 7:31 PM

So I've done some searching but haven't come up with any answers....can we get tickets for the games at the Home Depot Center at the door? Just don't really want to have to deal with the ~9 dollar service charge, being a poor college kid and all.

Comment #30 - Posted by: Mike CFRoots at July 21, 2011 7:46 PM

Holy HIlarious ben......i needed that

Comment #31 - Posted by: scott andrews at July 21, 2011 7:47 PM

Loving some of the new gear. I don't think I'll ever wear any other shorts besides Jordan. :) And I will pay $40-50 easy for those. Good thing Reebok/Adidas is the 2nd leading distributor in the WORLD of sneakers and athletic apparel right behind Nike because that's a smart move for CrossFit and Reebok both. I appreciate all the growth and am very proud of the CF community.

And I definitely wasn't ready for Ben's video, caught me off guard. haha.

Comment #32 - Posted by: Douglas M/28/5'11"/170 at July 21, 2011 7:48 PM

While I like the Reebok stuff, would it be possible for them to design some shirts with flaming skulls and snakes and flaming snakes wrapping around flaming skulls.

Comment #33 - Posted by: J Funk at July 21, 2011 7:51 PM

Alison NYC - I completely agree.

Crossfit deserves any and all mainstream exposure and success it gets. It is a brilliant program and I love the community and the impact it's had on my life.

The 'what's happened to crossfit' brigade will always be here, like they are in every other area of the world. They were here in 2007 when I started crossfitting and sadly, they'll be here in 2017.

once and for all....if you think the clothes are worth the money, buy them. if you think they're not worth the money, don't buy them. you have a choice people

Comment #34 - Posted by: nick in sydney at July 21, 2011 7:52 PM

The only reason under armor is even in your Mind is because if the huge amounts of money they've spent on endorsing football, et all. I'm for one excited that reebok saw a growing trend and latched on first. Also how is Reebok "late" when they are first to support Crossfit? Also, since when was the culture of Crossfit ever "cheap"? I've spent mounds of money supporting this sport from sponsoring events with my own company, buying equipment, paying dues, entering competitions etc. In fact a lot people I know forgo crossift because it is expensive. For my money I'd rather support reebok and their apparel then buying a $70 Nike dryfit golf polo becUse I don't play golf.

Comment #35 - Posted by: Daniel at July 21, 2011 7:55 PM

Crossfit is a business. Its purpose is to make money. The free website is just like any other advertisement medium. It draws 'em in, and gets 'em to spend money. It lures us in to spend money on certifications, on affiliates, on the journal...to make money.

Reebok is also a business. They saw serious money making potential, and paid the crossfit bosses what it took to get a piece of the pie. Now there is even more blatant advertising, You need to wear THIS if you're a crossfitter, see Josh wears it, you should too. The huge prize money? That's an investment, friends. Get more people interested in the "sport", brand that sport with your logo, and influence the useful kool aid drinkers to bully the nay-sayers.

Its great business, it truely is. Its just so funny to read posts from these people who quite recently would shout "Just tie two rocks to a stick and do snatches! We don't need no globogym!!" who now shout "Reebok is a fine product, priced reasonably, and is of great benefit to our community!" Its comical.

Comment #36 - Posted by: Diabolical at July 21, 2011 7:56 PM

Im gonna agree with everyone else, the new CF store and CF reebok endorsement has just crossed over to what people in the "business" call sell out. I might as well just go to sports authority and buy a "performance" top. Come on guys, it cant be about the dollars all the time.

Comment #37 - Posted by: Noel at July 21, 2011 7:56 PM

Rachel, you wouldn't go into the Nike store and start complaining to management about their prices... not without being kicked out anyway.

To be honest, I'm not a big spender. My friends tease me about not liking to spend money. But I prefer to spend 40 dollars extra to get a high quality pair of shorts that will last me years longer than a cheap pair of Everlast .. (FTR I've never seen a pair of shorts by them that I'd wear).

I recently bought some cheap sports bras from Target and they were garbage after a few washes. I got what I paid for. On the other hand, I still have the "expensive" Adidas shirt and sports bra that I wore to my first cert years ago and they're as good as new.

So, I'd rather shop for myself and save my money for quality clothing. But thanks for the offer. I really do appreciate it as much as I appreciate your sincerity. :)

Things cost money. If you don't want to spend it, you don't have to. But do your homework and compare the prices to the other big companies before you freak out. LuLuLemon, Adidas, Under Armor, Nike.. Not $6.

You can always hit up Sears for a $6 white T-Shirt, and write CrossFit on the front with a Sharpie. That's pretty "grassroots".

Comment #38 - Posted by: AllisonNYC at July 21, 2011 8:10 PM

#37. Everyone doesn't agree with you. People who scream sell out are basically broke people or hypocrits. Nothing is free. I want to give Crossfit and reebok as much of my cash as possible for the simple fact that Crossfit
is f$cking awesome. If we don't support it, it will die. Also if it is underfunded then it will stagnate and start to attract really low class advertisers such as porn sites and online gamboling companies. Revok is legit and telnet are testing the waters. If th apparel doesn't move at $50 they will adjust their pricing. If the gear doesn't catch on they will redesign. However if they keep trying and everyone keeps screaming idiotic "sell-out" slogans then they will just leave and Crossfit will collapse.

Comment #39 - Posted by: Danel at July 21, 2011 8:11 PM

How are more people not commenting on Ben's video?? I love that Crossfit has an awesome sense of fun!!!

Comment #40 - Posted by: Erin at July 21, 2011 8:32 PM

Elite fitness has NEVER been about clothing, shoes or freak'n headbands! Train in whatever you like, the clock and the bar don't care what you wear. Many folks wear clothing to be associated with a group or the look of those with whom they want to be associated with. Whether it be board shorts or Italian suits. I personally could care less what you wear and more importantly, you shouldn't care what I think either. CrossFit will be here with or without Reebok, but make no bones about it, this is business plain and simple.

With that being said, if our association brings new folks (every day athletes or elite level) to the new approach to fitness and brings about better fitness and quality of life....I am all for crazy high priced gear!!!! This is NOT about business so much as helping folks get better at life. Let us never forget that we CrossFit to have a better/longer life, not the other way around. Carry on.

Comment #41 - Posted by: Trevor at July 21, 2011 8:36 PM


Are you sure it was the wash that did that to your bras?? I've seen your videos before.

Comment #42 - Posted by: AndreaJ at July 21, 2011 8:52 PM

#42... lol

Comment #43 - Posted by: Ryan at July 21, 2011 8:58 PM

26:04 snatches were terrible

Comment #44 - Posted by: Erik Mortensen at July 21, 2011 9:04 PM

@ Allison

I wasn't complaining about anything. I really was being sincere - you asked where we were finding that stuff, and I gave you an answer. Heck, I don't even know what a "LuLuLemon" is.

I'm sorry your Target sports bras didn't hold up. The ones I bought at WalMart are still going strong more than a year later. But then again, I don't have a whole lot to put wear and tear on them :)

I'm a little disappointed by your attitude, actually. The pants are both sharp and functional, and the t-shirts I'm talking about are no cheap white wifebeaters. I find the way you're talking a bit degrading to those of us who don't live in big cities where $50 is like nothing.

I never have spent that much money on my workout gear and I never will, so it makes no difference to me, I was just trying to put some perspective on the situation and answer your question.

Comment #45 - Posted by: Rachel - F/5'3"/128/27 at July 21, 2011 9:07 PM

Ben that video is frickin' hilarious!

Comment #46 - Posted by: Adam Swartout at July 21, 2011 10:14 PM

I've just had a look at the store.

What are all the complaints about - there's $28 t shirts too if you don't want to spend $55 on the higher quality stuff.

dust yourself down, dry your eyes and get on with it everybody

Comment #47 - Posted by: nick in sydney at July 21, 2011 10:18 PM

@AllisonNYC: must be pretty lonely high up in your ivory tower...

Comment #48 - Posted by: Khen at July 21, 2011 10:19 PM

@AllisonNYC: Must be pretty lonely way up in that ivory tower

Comment #49 - Posted by: Khen at July 21, 2011 10:21 PM

@ #10 the 10.5 foot target is awesome... it's enough to be harder but its not to high to slow down intensity... and its 30 more feet of wall ball height in a wod with 60 WBs seems like a good call by hq.... ps REEBOK makes crossfit way more legit... i'm stoked for it!

Comment #50 - Posted by: kaiser at July 21, 2011 10:27 PM

AllisonNYC you have dissapointed me. For several years you have been a woman of my dreams. Such a beautiful woman with a funny sense of humor and a great WOD ethic. And then I read your post this am. Very dissapointing. Who gives a damn about how you look doing a wod? I can do the same thing and have the same results whether I am wearing a $10 pair of shorts or $55 pair of shorts. Just so you know...it isn't the shorts or sports bra that people care about in your videos either. Lol. I have been a Crossfitter for 4 years now, and today is a sad day. I am very happy that Reebok and Crosdfit have come together so don't get me wrong. I am sooo excited that more poeple are getting into this. I do not want to keep Crossift small. I am very happy that Reebok has made some new advertising. I think it's awesome.

Btw. Ben is ready video is freakin FUNNY. Way to go Reebok. :)

To Crossfit: Thank you for giving us this free website.

Comment #51 - Posted by: DonUSMC at July 21, 2011 10:59 PM

I'm not sure I understand the objections. Has the quality of the workouts decreased as a result of Crossfit acquiring a sponsor, or has anyone had reason to call their integrity into question?

This reaction would be understandable if Coach had previously preached an ascetic lifestyle, rejecting the trappings and responsibilities of a capitalist culture, but I don't believe that to be the case.

Comment #52 - Posted by: Harpo m/44/5'7"/145 at July 21, 2011 11:23 PM

ok i must admit to giggling, but what the hell is with that "ready" video?

Comment #53 - Posted by: andrew at July 21, 2011 11:41 PM

Mikko = Class

Comment #54 - Posted by: sevan at July 22, 2011 12:01 AM

damn gonna miss a fun WOD today. Oh well catching crowd surfers should be an acceptable replacement.

Comment #55 - Posted by: Matt at July 22, 2011 1:17 AM


Comment #56 - Posted by: j-n-ca at July 22, 2011 1:51 AM

Not impressed with the reebok apparel... It's pretty boring. Maybe the next line will be better after more feedback? Glad that they're onboard, all it'll take is time.

Comment #57 - Posted by: Matt at July 22, 2011 2:06 AM


Comment #58 - Posted by: TomO/44/M/200 at July 22, 2011 2:07 AM

Don't kid yourselves. The workouts and info is great and everything, but this corporate partnership is ruining the original CrossFit model of a community that expands based on word of mouth results and real training. As soon as the all mighty buck comes into play, its all business. Isn't it enough to pay $1000 to get "CrossFit" certified? As far as sponsorship is concerned, I think paying excessive monthly membership fees and any other additional costs associated with belonging to a box should suffice in keeping boxes in business without sponsors. And to legitimize CrossFit as a sport and since CrossFit wants to aligh themselves with USA Weightlifting why don't competitors who participate in the games or regionals etc, subject themselves to drug testing? Only then will I recognize this as a "sport." Until then, its just great workouts. It's getting to commercialized with all the interviews, guys making their own shirts, to the point where these so-called "athletes" have such a deep perverted sense of egotism that it is taking away from the objective of getting as many people into shape as possible and helping people instead of promoting oneself and the "box" they belong to.

Comment #59 - Posted by: hammer at July 22, 2011 2:15 AM

Had to substitute 50 air squats for wall balls since the gym I was at was a complete BB gym only.

30-75lb snatches, 50 air squats, 3 rounds

Comment #60 - Posted by: Brandon Cirilla 26/m/6"/175lbs at July 22, 2011 2:25 AM


Three rounds for time of:
30 Dumbbells trusters, 22 pound each
75 pound Squat snatches, 30 reps

19:51 (last time 18:32 with 20 pound dumbbells)

Miserable! Started with very inefficient squat snatches but improved during the course of the WOD. Couldn't suffer bad enough for a PR today.

Comment #61 - Posted by: Memuc at July 22, 2011 2:34 AM

Interesting: I'm a few day days behind the main site so today I maxed out on bench press (1rm x 7 instead of the push ups). I haven't done bench pressing in over a month and I hit a new pr today (225 at 185 bw). I know its not near the best numbers In the world but it's the highest I have ever done since I injured my self last year. Gotta love crossfit. Stay safe brothers and sisters.

Comment #62 - Posted by: PJM at July 22, 2011 2:35 AM

Lol at Ben's video, watching Katie Hogan xD

And this wod sounds ruthless!

Comment #63 - Posted by: Fran at July 22, 2011 2:35 AM

Try doing some from above the knee. They arent that bad at first. Good time. Try not to doddle to much between rounds.

Comment #64 - Posted by: charbs 195/m/26 at July 22, 2011 2:55 AM

Germany, Münster

M 37/5'11/184lbs

14:43 min

Comment #65 - Posted by: Rico at July 22, 2011 3:17 AM

This was rough! I'm deployed right now and the gym out here doesn't have a 20lb wall ball so I had to use a 14lb med ball thats the heaviest they had but did everything else as rx'd


Comment #66 - Posted by: Fernando m/21/5'9/155 at July 22, 2011 4:24 AM

had to modify due to globo not set up well and under construction.

Three rounds for time of:
30 Wallball shots, 14 pound ball-10.5 foot target (heaviest ball they have)
40 pound dumbell Squat snatches, 15 reps each arm for 30 reps each round (movement initiates with barbell below the knees)


Comment #67 - Posted by: K Stuessy/ 73"/203/SJAFB at July 22, 2011 4:31 AM

I got to say I find the Reebok items are quite boring. I miss the old style t-shirts. I also hope that this stuff never ends up in a Sportsmart,Dick's or Target stores

Comment #68 - Posted by: Jennifer Pennington at July 22, 2011 4:50 AM

@ #53
I know, right?!

Comment #69 - Posted by: JeremyJ at July 22, 2011 5:07 AM

lol seriously! If you dont like it, dont buy it or wear it. Whining about it is gonna cost you 20 burpees post-WOD just like any other kinda whining in my box.

Truth to the LuLu reference, SHOW ME where you can get QUALITY(like LuLu quality i.e. my short's liner is lined with SILVER!) athletic apparel for less than a million dollars? I've been wearing Adidas my entire life, guess what? I can still Crossfit in it. Just cause Rebok attached themselves to a growing cause to catalize the movement... and the motivation might ultimately be the money, so what? We will ultimately gain cause we'll have more friends to workout with.

Bottom line, I've been trying to get my old man who NEEDS this program to stay healthy for months. When he saw a major company like Rebok partner, he said it legitized my "cult" to him. He now hits it with me almost every day.

So, personally, thank you again CF&Reebok for everything you've done and everything you will do.

15:20 Rx'd need to push harder

Comment #70 - Posted by: J.D. 30m/195/6'3 at July 22, 2011 5:17 AM

If what you are wearing for a workout or if it is fashionable to workout in is a major concern for you then I need your life. I have never and will never go to a gym to look fashionable or worry about what I am wearing while I am there. Fashion should be the last thing on your mind once you touch that bar. If you want to/can pay $50 for a workout t-shirt, go for it. If you want to/can wear a potato sack as a workout shirt then awesome. The main thing that you should be worried about is throwing weight around and getting yourself in the best shape possible.

Comment #71 - Posted by: jay at July 22, 2011 5:18 AM

M 28/5'5"/138

Scaled to Pack:

14# Wallball
45# Snatch


Comment #72 - Posted by: Loper125 at July 22, 2011 5:26 AM

About 13 min
Sets broken

Comment #73 - Posted by: Hale at July 22, 2011 5:29 AM

M/40/81 kg/ 179 cm

3 rounds of:

30 thruster (20 kg)
30 snatch (31 kg)


Comment #74 - Posted by: Sigurbjorn at July 22, 2011 5:36 AM

18:10 as rx´d

Comment #75 - Posted by: tanzenfranz . M/27/188kg/92cm at July 22, 2011 5:45 AM


Comment #76 - Posted by: Audro Ballasandro at July 22, 2011 5:45 AM

Mike CFRoots, #30,
YES, you can get Games tickets at the door (as long as they aren't sold out, which at this point appears possible but not likely).

Comment #77 - Posted by: Tony B at July 22, 2011 5:51 AM

My legs are still wrecked from "Manion," a little less than 36 hrs later. Probably should have scaled down. Anyone else still sore from that WoD?

Regardless, I'm still planning on doing today's WoD as rx'd. One thing I have noticed is that soreness subsides fastest if I don't baby my muscles too much. If I don't do anything, it seems to take me more time to recover.

I have also noticed that the programming sometimes requires one to do work while sore. There have been times, for instance, when we work legs for the entire cycle in slightly different ways. I.E. a couple of days ago we did 203, 135# back squats, then did push-ups, rest day, then today is OHS and Front squat (basically). Personally, I was guessing lunges for today. Or, how about the Angie, Cindy/Mary, Barbara cycle of the 2010 New Year, can anyone recall?

I am hooked to this programming. I am a crack-fit fiend. Not even the right-winged, elitist, climate-change-denying, skin-headed fascism of this site deters me--the programming is that good!

Nonetheless, when I am this sore, trembling at the sight of the barbell, as the heated, excited molecules of air and water dance around it, I wonder: Are the programmers sadists?

Comment #78 - Posted by: Espinosa m/26/5'11"/165 at July 22, 2011 6:53 AM

Who wears shirts when they workout? You should spend your money on food, not workout specific clothing.

Comment #79 - Posted by: Bryant McBrayer at July 22, 2011 6:55 AM


Soldiers puttng their lives on the line, battling against an evil, ruthless enemy whilst CFers argue over the price of exercise clothes and corporate / personal identity.

Comment #80 - Posted by: Matt at July 22, 2011 7:08 AM

45# squat snatch, 14# ball 10.5' target

Comment #81 - Posted by: Annaminh 37/F/120/5'4" at July 22, 2011 7:20 AM

If you guys like the cooking videos check out cavemancooking.tv. A website entirely dedicated to paleo cooking shows. I think they are not officially launched yet but pretty sweet stuff nonetheless.

Comment #82 - Posted by: James at July 22, 2011 7:22 AM

man It's been a few years since posting here. Been following some other programming.

I just wish I had ordered some of the old classic CF shorts while they were still in the store, like the Infidel one.

Tony B, any chance of a selling off that old stuff in a "From the Vault" sale?

Comment #83 - Posted by: Brett_nyc at July 22, 2011 7:28 AM

Morning. I've been here for 6+ years now, the cybergym my affiliate if you will. Every 6 months or so something or other comes up which prompts some group of folks to accuse Crossfit of "selling out". First it was the CFJ ($25! Robbery!) followed by L1 certs ($1000 to learn what is on the website for free!). Next up was specialty certs, and whoa, you shoulda seen the firestorm when the affiliate fee went up from $500 to $1000/year.

Oh, and did you forget about the St. Patrick's Day Pukie leprechan tee for $39.99?

Come the cries from above, below, and both sides. "Crossfit is selling out!" "The Crossfit that I discovered isn't the Crossfit I see now." And how about those Crossfit Games, eh? What an awsome sell-out they've been. There were...what?...60 people in year one, 300 in year two, and, I dunno, 20,000 this year? Each year thus far a net money LOSER! "Crossfit is selling out."

Hmmm...why is that? Why is Crossfit any different from, say, skateboarding or snowboarding? Motocross, or heck, how about NASCAR? Did the advent of the Ironman Triathalon brand and all that came with it (courtesy of an ophthalmologist who bought it, by the way) make triathalons any less fun? Decrease the awareness and availability of Triathalons? And for that matter, while we're whining about Reebok/Crossfit clothing, anybody find it offensive that every time you buy a Timex Ironman watch that same ophthalmologist gets paid?

The bottom line is that Coach and his co-founder Lauren turned down all kinds of opportunities to make a buck over the years because each of them would have either been a REAL sell-out, or each of them involved losing control over the Crossfit program itself. Given any thought to why it is that the Games are not on ESPN or OLN or wherever? Why it is that you watch the Games on a live internet feed rather than cable? Because doing so up until now would have required a REAL sell-out, relinquishing control of the Crossfit itself.

It's time (again) for a reality check. Crossfit has always been either really expensive ($200/month Affiliate memberships) or really cheap (garage gym or corner of a $17/month globogym). You've always had a choice between really expensive swag and gear or bargain basement stuff. Heck, the Board is chockablock filled with threads discussing regular clothes to fit the athletic body produced by Crossfit, and they ain't cheap. Nothing about that has changed.

What HAS changed is the size and scope, the sheer exposure of Crossfit the system and Crossfit the company. I have a post working in my personal blog which is essentially about how Crossfit has passed me by, but in truth Crossfit has simply grown faster than I've been able to keep up with. You can be sad about that, if that's what it feels like to you, but the fact that Crossfit has grown is not ipso facto proof that Crossfit or its founders has sold out.

Stuff grows or it stagnates and then dies. I miss a lot of what Crossfit was some years back. I miss having the community right here, on Crossfit.com, rather than in 3 other additional media and 3000 Affiliate blogs. I miss talking to Coach and my other friends involved in running CF; I think they still like me, but they're kinda busier now. I get that.

In the end nothing is more illustrative of the growth of Crossfit and Crossfitters than AllisonNYC. She was a child when she discovered Crossfit, full of wonder, wide-eyed at all she found here. Not really much of an athlete at all, either. Her posts could have had nothing but girlish giggles for a soundtrack back in the day. Now? The post above is from a grown-up woman. A business owner. An amateur athlete with some pretty good numbers in her chosen competitive venues. Her post is mature, reasoned, and well-written. You may not agree with her, or her take on clothing or prices, but she's likely to be OK with that. (I long-ago stopped buying anything but Affiliate gear, for example, and generic gear otherwise).

But Allison has grown up, and so has Crossfit. Both will continue to grow, and more people will be introduced to both Allison and Crossfit because of that. We should be rejoicing in that.

Comment #84 - Posted by: bingo at July 22, 2011 7:31 AM

This WOD pushed me.
#79 I think I'm catching crack-fit fever. Great post btw.
#80 Agreed

Time- 19:09
15lb wall ball @ 40reps (same total weight lifted as 20@30; 1800lbs; gym didn't have 20lb, lame)

Squat snatch rx'd

Comment #85 - Posted by: Milo of Croton at July 22, 2011 7:36 AM

Wallballs RX'd
Hang clean (below the knee) thruster 75# subbed for the hang squat snatch - we are doing the 15 minute EMOM snatch WOD later at atomic

Comment #86 - Posted by: Curtis Warren at July 22, 2011 7:41 AM

14:20 subed 25lb bumperplate toss(same idea without hitting the wall) for wall ball shots, due to lack of med ball today.

@79 Espinosa- Do you even understand what fascism is? Also please provide examples of the "right-winged, elitist, climate-change-denying, skin-headed fascism of this site" To label the site and much of the community in such a way is sad to say the least. I suggest you re-evaluate your prejudices and perhaps take a close look at the definitions of some of the terms you so easily throw around. Still I am happy to have dedicated athletes, or aspiring athletes, in the community regardless of their views.

Comment #87 - Posted by: Aaron (M/25/5'8''/180) at July 22, 2011 8:26 AM

First let's start by saying nobody is forcing anyone to buy stuff from the CrossFit store, just like no one forces someone to work out at an expensive CrossFit gym. BTW - some people love working out at a CrossFit gym because of the community aspect, the equipment, the whole atmosphere, which is entirely different than a big gym. Some love working out in their garage. People make CrossFit whatever they want it to be in their own lives.

Now, on to the clothing. Really expensive for what you're getting. I have cheap shorts and T-shirts from Target that have lasted for years. Do they fade, get ripped, get dirty ? Yep - that's what CrossFit is. For the price of a T-shirt from the CrossFit store I could buy 5 cheap T's from Target. Maybe I'm cheap. Don't know, don't care - CrossFit has never been a fashion show. The new stuff looks corporate - no skulls, flames, no soul really. Just boring. And no one knows what the delta symbols means - even CrossFitters don't know what it's supposed to symbolize. Bring back the stuff with soul and hard core designs. That's CrossFit. (and by the way, all shirts should say CROSSFIT loud and clear, not in tiny little letters in obscure places). Get the Reebok commercial people out of there and let CrossFitters design the clothing.

Comment #88 - Posted by: steve at July 22, 2011 8:43 AM

2011-07-22: 16:50. (4:33,5:53,6:23). 65#ps.
2010-08-16: 16:47. (4:57,5:54,5:55). 55#ps.

Comment #89 - Posted by: gs at July 22, 2011 8:56 AM

Squats, squats and even more squats!

My legs are killing me, hard last few days!

Did this at "Pack Level"

45# squat snatch
20# wall ball


Comment #90 - Posted by: Nils (Germany, Münster) at July 22, 2011 8:59 AM

20:17. Ate horribly yesterday, so I think I was feeling every gram of sugar today. Gotta eat better. !!!

Comment #91 - Posted by: Chad at July 22, 2011 9:09 AM

@ Aaron, #89

I will gladly discuss my terminology with you through e-mail, for I am afraid that a thorough response to your concerns is impossible on this site, as it will most likely be blocked:


I am interested in civil discussion. Commands like, "I suggest you re-evaluate your prejudices..." without defining for yourself what you think a term means or suggests, are empty and useless to me.

i am looking forward to your e-mail, and to anyone else who is interested in civil discussion and debate.

Comment #92 - Posted by: Espinosa m/26/5'11"/165 at July 22, 2011 9:10 AM

Three rounds for time of:
20 Wallball shots
10 pound Squat snatches, 30 reps


Need to increase my range of motion on the snatches.

Comment #93 - Posted by: JFG at July 22, 2011 9:17 AM


As rx'd 18:23

Comment #94 - Posted by: Fesser B. at July 22, 2011 9:26 AM


Great wod that killed me.

As rx'd 17:20

Comment #95 - Posted by: RYAN P at July 22, 2011 9:28 AM

16lb wallball
45lb squat snatch
27:30.. pr by over 10 min:)

Comment #96 - Posted by: em :) at July 22, 2011 9:32 AM

I think it's good Reebok is involved at one level, it helps get the message out and i love to see new people discover what we do, that being said I am still going to wear old t-shirts and cotton shorts that i got at Marshals for $8.00. Never seen a piece of gear that takes time off a WOD or increases my work capacity.

Comment #97 - Posted by: Frank at July 22, 2011 9:34 AM

Fran is still Fran it's not Franbok...

Great community inspired video and the other one, pure comedy gold. MIKKO and SAM or ANNIE for the win!

Comment #98 - Posted by: karl at July 22, 2011 9:42 AM

@Bingo - Well said! I always love your posts!
@Ben - You always make me laugh! Great video. As soon as I saw a Ben video, it was the first thing I clicked on. Always a guaranteed laugh.
I love Crossfit! That's it that's all. Reebok does not affect how I feel about Crossfit or the benefits I get from Crossfit. Reebok stepping in does not change how I Crossfit. Reebok does not affect my wod's. I look forward to the Games this year! It is going to be fricken EPIC! Good luck to all competitors..

Comment #99 - Posted by: Starr at July 22, 2011 9:43 AM

pack/12# ball

puppies/6# ball/pvc pipe

Comment #100 - Posted by: cory at July 22, 2011 10:01 AM

Subbed Karen instead - 7:19
Lower back trashed from stair hikes yesterday.

Comment #101 - Posted by: Neal Dickey at July 22, 2011 10:01 AM

24:54 rx

97 degrees here in NC with realfeel at 109

Comment #102 - Posted by: gb 43/m/71"/185# at July 22, 2011 10:02 AM

As rx'd 15:09

New store prices are ridiculas!

Comment #103 - Posted by: RTC at July 22, 2011 10:06 AM

age 21 bw 170

16:24 as rx'd

took barbell below knee but not to ground. low-back is fried

Comment #104 - Posted by: Chris S at July 22, 2011 10:13 AM

That was a lovely little thigh burner, and probably the only thing that could put out the flames raging in my hamstrings since 'Manion' the other day.

21:57 as Rx'd

Comment #105 - Posted by: TRN III at July 22, 2011 10:14 AM



Comment #106 - Posted by: Cameron at July 22, 2011 10:19 AM

For all of the chicken littles that keep screaming that Reebok has made the Crossfit sky fall, did you watch the "It's a way of Life" video made by Reebok. Was it blazen with Reebok logos or Reebok apparel.... NOPE! It was Crossfit at its simplest, people trying to get better at life. Wow, what an evil company and a horrible partnership.

Comment #107 - Posted by: Tim at July 22, 2011 10:20 AM

When are you folks going to get it?

They're not trying to sell those items to CrossFitters.

Hello? We're all too rough and tough, and we have our own affiliates and slogans.

They're selling them to ordinary folks who want to BE LIKE YOU. Do you really think everyone wearing a TAPOUT shirt is an MMA fighter?

Relax, and be . . . flattered.

Comment #108 - Posted by: TRN III at July 22, 2011 10:25 AM

dave lipson...he's so hot right now.

Comment #109 - Posted by: bd at July 22, 2011 10:32 AM

24:24 @ 45lb barbell/16lb medball
tough stuff <3 it!

Comment #110 - Posted by: brittk at July 22, 2011 10:40 AM

great post. I been reading your comments for over
three years now. I wouldn't care if Coach sold-out to the Devil. I will never do anything else but this program. Increased work capacity. Does it get any better than that?

Comment #111 - Posted by: Kevin at July 22, 2011 10:56 AM

You know who else charges these kinds of prices for clothes? ... Ed hardy...

Comment #112 - Posted by: Dylan_ME at July 22, 2011 10:58 AM

I'm going to put an end to all this nonsense and just say: AllisonNYC deserves the best sports bra money can buy.

Comment #113 - Posted by: dgc at July 22, 2011 10:58 AM

28:34 rx'd

Comment #114 - Posted by: B-Mo M/33/6'/193 at July 22, 2011 10:59 AM

Friday 110722
Three rounds for time of:
30 Wallball shots, 20 pound ball (10.5 foot target)
75 pound Squat snatches, 30 reps (movement initiates with barbell below the knees)

time 21:13

Rough one again. I'm happy enough with the time. But I really struggled to get back on the bar. I'd get 5 snaches and put the bar down and my heart would feel like it was going to bust out of my chest and I'd get dizzy again. It wasn't justy intensity, I was a mess after every set. When i was done I was on hands and knees, when I sat up I almost passed out.

I hope it is just the heat and I'm overdoing it, but I don't really know. It is still over 100degree. I hope for better tomorrow.

Wall ball mostly set of 10.

Comment #115 - Posted by: Nik Nichols 40yo 5'6'' 167lbs at July 22, 2011 11:21 AM

50 plus dollar T-Shirts? You can keep that, I usually do the WODs without a shirt anyway. This does feel like the death of the original CrossFit culture.

Comment #116 - Posted by: Rainey at July 22, 2011 11:23 AM

26:25 65#

Comment #117 - Posted by: ccraft at July 22, 2011 11:28 AM

Ben's Addicted to CrossFit video is amazing! We need more videos with Ben and his mustache. I hope he is commentating some part of the games next week

Comment #118 - Posted by: Chris Martirano- CF 801 at July 22, 2011 11:38 AM

As Rx'd.


Comment #119 - Posted by: DajM 33/M/5'7"/155 at July 22, 2011 11:43 AM

screwed up and did power snatch

Comment #120 - Posted by: ccraft at July 22, 2011 11:55 AM

MGySgt. USMC-Retired

At the games this had a 20 min time limit if I'm correct. Made that my target. As Rx'd 1 Rnd + 10 squat snatch in 19:30. Took me until 27:00 to finish the next 20 SS. Low back felt like it was tied up in a knot. ouch, another weakness found lol.

Overall Happy with my results considering this was the first time I actually spent time doing the SS. In the past it was more of a power snatch followed by an OHS.

OooRahh CrossFit

Comment #121 - Posted by: W.D. at July 22, 2011 12:00 PM

20# Wallball
65# Squat Snatch


Scaled the SS. Wasn't sure if I would be able to handle that amount of reps for that weight but I don't think the extra 10# would have slowed me down that much. I could be wrong though!!


Comment #122 - Posted by: Rough Robbie at July 22, 2011 12:32 PM

Had to modify this workout, since I had no access to a free barbell. So I did:

3 rounds for time of
30 20lb WB shots (10.5ft)
10 40lb one-arm squat snatch (Right)
10 40lb one-arm squat snatch (Left)
20 Pushups
10 GHD situps

total time: 34:29

Comment #123 - Posted by: Saam at July 22, 2011 12:33 PM

17:20 as Rx'd

Comment #124 - Posted by: Jette 42/M/5'11"/175 at July 22, 2011 12:38 PM

I would have loved to watch Mikko deadlift that bar!! 260 Kgs... i think. Thats about 570 Lbs or so. Finish sisu!!!!!

Comment #125 - Posted by: Freddie at July 22, 2011 12:40 PM


Comment #126 - Posted by: albino at July 22, 2011 12:59 PM

24:38 Rx

Comment #127 - Posted by: GAC - M/28/6'4/185 at July 22, 2011 1:00 PM

Only $110 for a t-shirt and a pair of shorts to train in. Can't beat that!

Comment #128 - Posted by: Walter_Sobchak at July 22, 2011 1:10 PM

14:45 as prescribed. I would have hit sub 13:00 but I kept overshooting the wall-balls. Guess when you do a hundred+ squats per week you don't really know your own strength : )

Also, the new logo (which is effin' badass) looks to me like the targeting laser the Predator uses. Which is only fitting, considering Crossfitters are truly the only legitimate challenge to an off-world superhunter.

Comment #129 - Posted by: Josh Hammett at July 22, 2011 1:20 PM

28:49 Rx'd.

Ooofph, the heat.

Great videos, all, thanks!

Comment #130 - Posted by: james.patrick [M/49/66"/135] at July 22, 2011 1:25 PM

On Vacation - subbed three Rounds
25# Dumbbell Snatches
250 M Run
Time - 16:16

Comment #131 - Posted by: sblackburn 39/5'11"/202 at July 22, 2011 1:44 PM

Oh, and one more thing, because darn it I'm feeling a little negative right now: that "Ben is Ready" video was just ok. Yeah, it was slightly humorous; a variation of physical comedy that's been used a million times in a million movies, videos, etc...You people on here raving how it was the funniest video in the history of funny videos...seriously? Seriously?? It. Was. Just. OK.

Comment #132 - Posted by: Diabolical at July 22, 2011 1:45 PM

as rx'd. touched barbell to ground each rep.


Comment #133 - Posted by: Kevin A. m/18/182/5'11 at July 22, 2011 1:52 PM

18:12, did 25's instead of 30's. Subbed thruster with 2 25lb. plates for WB, every snatch from floor.

Comment #134 - Posted by: ScottMacArthur at July 22, 2011 2:02 PM


Comment #135 - Posted by: mlt at July 22, 2011 2:16 PM

26.15 as Rx'd


Comment #136 - Posted by: Logan S at July 22, 2011 2:25 PM


14lb medican ball (no 20lb available)
45lb snatch squat

Time: 26'44"

Comment #137 - Posted by: Christopher Brown at July 22, 2011 2:26 PM


Squat Snatches: 16:33

Squat Snatches: 16:15

Comment #138 - Posted by: Ben S at July 22, 2011 2:28 PM

17:58 as Rxed

Did this at FLETC in Glynco, GA. Heat index of 110' (brutal!) I would just like to thank you crossfit for preparing me for the my training. They have an entire gym here dedicated to crossfit, which had me really excited when I saw it. As a long time "loner" crossfitter it really meant alot to have other guys doing the same thing I am for competition, camaraderie, and just plain fun. Again thanks.

Comment #139 - Posted by: Bran at July 22, 2011 2:46 PM

People clear chat please. This argument is running in a damn loop because no one makes a valid point. It's a market economy free to sale if the price is too high they won't sell, if they're fine they will. No amount of bitching will change it so stop clogging the forums so I can compare my time to other crossfitters.

Comment #140 - Posted by: Madscience at July 22, 2011 3:05 PM


As rx'd, womens weight (14 lb ball, 55 lb ss)

31:06 Ss really threw me. This summer is the first time ive even done things "as rx'd" so i get silly proud when i finish these. And just to add to the ongoing catfight, i was looking badass in my shorties from target and sports bra from wally world. 20 bucks total. Body that ive earned through sweat and determination and refusing to wuss out didnt cost me a thing thanks to this website, which someone mentioned earlier, is free. Cant buy muscles! Cant buy effort! Anf finally, i did a murph this year and got to raise money for a wife who lost her crossfit husband in Afganistan and believe me, she didnt give a s&$t what we had on.

Comment #141 - Posted by: Lisa at July 22, 2011 3:05 PM


Comment #142 - Posted by: gepeto at July 22, 2011 3:08 PM

As rx'd(close as possible on WB)

Puke knocking on door, heat and humidity, muscle fatigue on squatting. Just an all around poor performance!

Comment #143 - Posted by: justaman - liberty, sc at July 22, 2011 3:17 PM


Subbed a little ditty from CFSB

30-25-20-15-10 KBS 1Pood
25-20-15-10-5 Spartan Tire Flips


The gym was hot.

Comment #144 - Posted by: bingo at July 22, 2011 3:18 PM

Did this wod naked (at home, of course) - after all, it's not about what you wear, it's about the person wearing it (admittedly though, I will be trying some of the new stock - I'm a sucker for advertising)

25:32 (30lb db thrusters)

Comment #145 - Posted by: SiH at July 22, 2011 3:25 PM


As rx'd

Comment #146 - Posted by: Brandon Burritt at July 22, 2011 3:27 PM

M/22/5 9.5/185

As Rx'd except using a 14 pound ball....heaviest they had


Thought maybe I was not going deep enough on the squats, better form next time.

Comment #147 - Posted by: Eric at July 22, 2011 3:29 PM

Used a 14 lb medicine ball but did 45 reps instead of 30

So 3 rounds of 45- 14lb wallball shots and 30- 75lb squat snatches (plus a flight of stairs for each round)

Comment #148 - Posted by: Mongo at July 22, 2011 3:29 PM

as rx'd 23:10 minutes

Comment #149 - Posted by: nicodoescrossfit at July 22, 2011 3:35 PM

That 'Hard Rounds for Big Guns' T-Shirt is about the lamest thing I've ever seen.

Comment #150 - Posted by: david at July 22, 2011 3:39 PM


W/U: strict weighted pull-up, 3x3 at 30-40-50.

As Rx: 18:54.

C/D: skipped.

Off PR by 1:49. Legs were a little heavy and shoulders a little sore from the last cycle. High heat and humidity were also factors. But the real problem today was that I just didn't have the mental strength to push hard through most of the tough spots. Just one of those days.

Comment #151 - Posted by: rjf (Since 07-20-07. WOD no. 1098) at July 22, 2011 4:01 PM

As rx'd: 20.00 PR

100817: 20.26

Legs were still toast 72 hrs* after "Manion." Just wanted to finish, so I was happy to see that I still PR'd. Thanks Crossfit!

Mariana f/24/5'4"/115: 18.11, (10# ball, 15 x 45# Sq. Snatch)

Comment #152 - Posted by: Espinosa m/26/5'11"/165 at July 22, 2011 4:02 PM

numbers caught in filter, again...

Comment #153 - Posted by: Espinosa m/26/5'11"/165 at July 22, 2011 4:02 PM

@ Madscience #142- you said it, better than I would have, but I am with you.

Comment #154 - Posted by: Aaron (M/25/5'8''/180) at July 22, 2011 4:05 PM

24.20 had to replace wall ball with 45 lb thrusters, wow way harder than anticipated!

Comment #155 - Posted by: jeremy at July 22, 2011 4:08 PM

WTF.....no "Infidel" shirt? That sucks

Comment #156 - Posted by: Jeremy W at July 22, 2011 4:11 PM

32 yom, 190 lbs


scaled snatches to 55 lbs

Comment #157 - Posted by: Jeff Weltmer at July 22, 2011 4:13 PM


Comment #158 - Posted by: PaulDiane at July 22, 2011 4:14 PM

19:39 as rx'd I am quite proud of my time.

Think we all need to focus on our WODs, and forget about the new store. The only way anyone is going to know, for sure, if he or she is going to like Reebok's products, if they buy a pair of shorts, or socks, or a hoodie, or anything else they offer; give it a trial run, and see if it meets the demands of a challenging WOD. Some Crossfitters already have given it a try and they seem to like Reeboks stuff, so spend some of your hard earned cash see what you think or get on with your WODS!

Comment #159 - Posted by: Gregory C. at July 22, 2011 4:38 PM

Cracking up at AllisonNYC's response! So witty.

Comment #160 - Posted by: Sully at July 22, 2011 4:48 PM

20 minutes flat rx'd.

Comment #161 - Posted by: Jeff A. at July 22, 2011 4:59 PM

16lb medball
45lb squat snatch

27:30- PR :)))))))))))))

flags are waving!

Comment #162 - Posted by: thinlizzie at July 22, 2011 5:09 PM

rest day:

run 5k easy at blanchard woods after work. HOT.


Comment #163 - Posted by: brian p m/34/5'8-1/2"/170 at July 22, 2011 5:11 PM

Seems to me that by joining with Reebok, Crossfit sold out. The gear is cool, but having a sponsor like Reebok makes me feel like this is becoming a new version of Globo Gym. Reebok sponsored athletes...just doesn't seem like this is what Crossfit is all about.

Comment #164 - Posted by: James at July 22, 2011 5:24 PM

Three rounds for time of:
30 Wallball shots, 14 pound ball (10.5 foot target)
55 pound Squat snatches, 30 reps (movement initiates with barbell below the knees


First round was squat, then had to switch to power.

Comment #165 - Posted by: Sinal m/32/5'9"/221lbs at July 22, 2011 5:28 PM

D @ B6

as rx'd


Comment #166 - Posted by: waderpro at July 22, 2011 5:57 PM

Missed the weighted push ups this week so I did them today.
Never done these before, but 135 felt like a PR. Love it.

Comment #167 - Posted by: RC51 at July 22, 2011 6:04 PM


That hurt a lot.

Comment #168 - Posted by: DomH at July 22, 2011 6:18 PM

3 rounds
45 lbs thrusters, 30 reps.
75 lbs squat snatch, 30 reps.

Comment #169 - Posted by: Samuel at July 22, 2011 6:18 PM

45lb squat snatch

Comment #170 - Posted by: despicable me at July 22, 2011 6:21 PM

45lb squat snatch

Comment #171 - Posted by: despicable me at July 22, 2011 6:27 PM

Wife did this alone tonight as I did it yesterday:
16#/55# respectively

Comment #172 - Posted by: Jeremy A. Olive at July 22, 2011 7:19 PM

3 RFT:
30 Wallball shots
45 pound Squat snatches, 30 reps
Time 29:07

Comment #173 - Posted by: Jeff Gebbie at July 22, 2011 7:25 PM

3 rounds...
20 (20# Thrusters)
20 (95# Hang Cleans)
Good Workout
then 50 Weighted sits

Comment #174 - Posted by: dyagg at July 22, 2011 7:37 PM

HPS# NAME WB (10lbs unless noted)
15 Aly B. 8:46
15 Meg V. 8:57
45 Sydni 12:28 14#
15 C.Powers 9:53
15 Jackie 11:39
15 Lynn 8:22
45 Rachael K 11:06 (15 reps for HPS)
12 Ricky 6:58 6# (DBHPS)
15 Amanda 9:21
15 Alyssa 8:23 20" (box jump instead of wall ball)
45 Abby 11:38 14#
45 Ben 9:24 14#
15 Frankie 9:28
15 Joanie 8:57 10#^
15 Cole 8:37 10#^
15 Andrew 8:18 10#^
8kg Mike 5:46 6#^ (20 reps of each) (DL for HPS)
45 Nicole 9:53 14#
55 Emma 13:37 14#
35 Renee 15:12 14#
75 Chris 16:24 20# (30 reps of each)(squat snatch)
15 Sam 12:34 10#^
15 Sydney 11:50
65 Steve 14:56 20#
75 Morrow 17:45 20#
45 Nick P 10:51 20#
35 Lass 10:45 14#
15 Joe 9:09 10#
65 Max 13:23 20#
75 Alex A. 13:28 20#
8kg Hanna 9:33 6# (20 reps of each) (DL for HPS)
15 Lauren 9:16 10#
75 Nick B. 9:49 20#
65 Anita 11:59 14#

Mom's Club
15 Jen 8:56 10#
15 Veronica 9:23 10#
15 Mrs Pip 7:24 10#
15 Mrs Carey 7:12 10#

Comment #175 - Posted by: BFCC at July 22, 2011 7:38 PM

age: 31
148 lbs


time: 35:30 min

Comment #176 - Posted by: Michelle Oliveira - RJ - BRASIL at July 22, 2011 7:38 PM

age: 30
178 lbs

time: 37:30 min


Comment #177 - Posted by: Andrei Britto - RJ - BRAZIL at July 22, 2011 7:40 PM

12 lb ball, no target
45lb squat snatches

Comment #178 - Posted by: David Burns at July 22, 2011 7:52 PM


I used a 35# kettlebell and thrusted that instead of doing wallballs
45# squat snatches

I buy at Winners. There is no point in me buying expensive well made stuff because i seem to have an ability to stink stuff up and after a few months, my workout gear has gone bad. I can wash it but as soon as I "warm" it up, I STINK.

Perhaps it's better that just work out in my garage. I can wear stinky, cheap gear.

Comment #179 - Posted by: JuliePlatt at July 22, 2011 9:19 PM


14# ball
45# squat snatches


Comment #180 - Posted by: mom to five at July 22, 2011 9:26 PM

Sub and scale to protect fried rt elbow

3 rft of 10 WB 8# 9ft, 10 ohs 65#, 10 kbs 35# DB -- 4:42

W/U: static neck shldr, cfwu x 1 - 10s no pull ups, 50 single unders, 10wbs, 10ohs, 10kbs

C/D: reverse wrist curls (eccentrics for elbow/forearm) 5 x 10, 50 single unders,, 200m row, 10 dips

Comment #181 - Posted by: Matt h - m49 - 5'11" - 184lb at July 22, 2011 9:28 PM


21:40 RX'd. So disappointed in myself, didn't go all out on the snatches

Comment #182 - Posted by: Brandon at July 22, 2011 11:39 PM

M / 44 / 5'11" / 76kg

10kg wallball / 30kg squat snatch


Comment #183 - Posted by: Drew Griffith at July 23, 2011 2:05 AM

Rx'd 13:12 100 degrees outside, very hot.

Comment #184 - Posted by: amped 37/M/195/6' at July 23, 2011 4:37 AM

Certainly did not blaze through this today.
I did all snatches from ground because the hang position makes my arm feel tweaky and there is no need for me to F up the surgical repair.

Time: 20 minutes or so. Off PR by about 4-6 minutes.

The good think about today I really felt, and worked on the pull under for the snatches. Form felt stellar.

Comment #185 - Posted by: Steven M. Platek at July 23, 2011 7:18 AM

DNF at 20 minute time cap.

2 Rounds + 30 thrusters + 11 squat snatches.

Subbed 20lb dumbell thrusters for wallball. Squat snatches 75lb, bar below knee each time, full depth squat. Done the day after the bachelor party.... ugh.

Comment #186 - Posted by: Sheldon N (M/34/6'/183) at July 23, 2011 8:03 AM

10 kg med ball
40kg Snatch


Comment #187 - Posted by: David W at July 23, 2011 9:03 AM

Does anyone know if they are hiring at the Rebook CrossFit gym? Are they looking for a trainer? I've done a few specialty certs and level 2 and all that....once I get out of the Army I'd like to work there....maybe get a discount and all that...

Comment #188 - Posted by: Dave at July 23, 2011 9:13 AM

28:01 rx

this was just horrible, top three worst wod's ever

Comment #189 - Posted by: Raph at July 23, 2011 12:38 PM

13:15 as Rx'd

Not sure what got into me today...felt great!


Comment #190 - Posted by: Dan Blackmon (M/180/5'10"/37yo) at July 23, 2011 1:45 PM

Snatch ended up as a hang power snatch, otherwise as rx'd
w/ AJAX in PAC (iron plates)

Swam 600m earlier

Comment #191 - Posted by: ajax at July 23, 2011 2:04 PM

Completed on Sat:
12# wall ball
sub: 65# full squat cleans for the snatches.
too much for the shoulder to endure.


My world:
$20 speedo swim tank
$15 addidas soccer shorts
$3 husband beater tank
$1 socks
$100 Otomix powerlifting shoes, 10 years old

My garage
My old worn equipment
No frills, no ac, no audience


Laura f/48/5'7/150

Comment #192 - Posted by: power-girl at July 23, 2011 2:19 PM

3 rds
30(15/15) 75# snatches
30 45# BB thrusters


Comment #193 - Posted by: Bells 38/195 at July 23, 2011 4:57 PM

65# squat snatch
20# ea db thruster

Comment #194 - Posted by: johnh 43/210 at July 24, 2011 6:50 AM

thruster with 45lb sub for wall ball
squat snatches to bench at knee level

16:39 pr

Comment #195 - Posted by: Kevin McClellan 49/195 at July 24, 2011 6:10 PM

While I agree with the quote by Confucius on some levels, I find that it directly contradicts the essence of CrossFit, which is ironic indeed.

Comment #196 - Posted by: Brians at July 24, 2011 6:53 PM


As rx'd


Comment #197 - Posted by: Antun Karlovac at July 24, 2011 10:01 PM

15.41 rxd

Comment #198 - Posted by: Matt Swift at July 25, 2011 1:42 AM

Back squat 245# 5-5-4(fail)
SP 115# 5-3(fail)

Subbed 20# db thrusters
Last time-24min and something
This time-21:30

Too much time on the rests during snatch. Legs were pretty beat.

Comment #199 - Posted by: tgremillion M/30/6'1/185 at July 25, 2011 6:20 AM


30 wall ball shots 20#
30 snaches 65#

Time: 23:57

Was a tough day for me. Likely from not enough CF over 3 week vacation time.

Comment #200 - Posted by: ErekG at July 25, 2011 9:22 AM

Massive scaling to find out which exercises are OK with fried rt elbow.

3 RFT: 10 WBS 8# 9', 10 OHS 65#, 10 DBS 35#


w/u: static n-s, cfwu x 1 (10's no pullups)

c/d: 6 x 10 reverse wrist curls (for elbow rehab), 50 Single Unders, 200m row, 10 grav dips

Comment #201 - Posted by: matt h - m49 | 5;11" | 185 bwt at July 25, 2011 9:39 AM

CF day 91

WU x 3
Run 400 m (only once)
Shoulder circles
15 situps
15 pushups
15 back ext
10/10 OH squat / squat

3 x 3 alternating dumbbell flat bench @ 80, 90, 100

Sub'd 45lb thruster for wall ball (no 20 ball available)


Comment #202 - Posted by: Sam J at July 25, 2011 11:00 AM

WOD #119 - Done on 7/25. Great workout today, not so much for the time, but because I finally got some consistent squat snatches. If these have been a problem for you, by all means read on, but if not, skip to the next post.
I tried to do a squat snatch right off the bat and couldn't find my balance. After a couple more failed tries I figured to heck with it. I'll just power snatch the darn thing and then do an overhead squat. But after about three of those I started to feel a rhythm and tried to squat snatch again. To my surprise I did it easily and strung together about 11 more. Continued in this way to finish the workout (however slowly).
Thank you for your kind indulgence on this "ah ha!" moment of mine. WOD as Rx'ed.

Greg A.'s warmup
WOD Time - 37:37


Comment #203 - Posted by: Pat Overton at July 25, 2011 12:46 PM

Jeff @ Work
10.5' target
snatches just below the knee not the ground

Comment #204 - Posted by: Jeff & Charity @ CF Snohomish at July 25, 2011 1:44 PM

22:10 rxd @ work

Comment #205 - Posted by: Mad Max at July 25, 2011 3:22 PM

16# WB to 9.5-10' target
43# snatches

Comment #206 - Posted by: Jeff & Charity @ CF Snohomish at July 25, 2011 5:08 PM

29:09 as rx'd... brutal.

Comment #207 - Posted by: ggf at July 25, 2011 5:52 PM


24:45 as RX'd

Comment #208 - Posted by: Mark S. at July 25, 2011 11:18 PM

15# wallball (heaviest available)

otherwise as rx'd


Comment #209 - Posted by: JoeR at July 26, 2011 3:43 AM


19:29 HPS

Comment #210 - Posted by: Stretch at July 26, 2011 5:19 AM

I did the WOD games version from 2009 where they cut off at 20 min.
30 wall balls
30 75 lbs sqt snatch...

Rnd 1 WB- 1.08: snatch- 6.48
Rnd 2 WB- 2.15: snatch- 9.24
I got 2 rnds and 5 wall balls.
This just sucked and didn't want a fail lift and drop it on the gym floor.
The good news was that the snatches were all to correct depth and my mule kick got a little better, not a lot, but a little.

Snatches I could only get about 4 at a time with a break, which got longer as I went.
Lower back got sore and I need to get better at these.
But it was a good thing to do.

Comment #211 - Posted by: Matt A at July 26, 2011 5:51 AM

1st WOD in Garden!used old worktop for oly platform (helped immensely) and nailed a stick and bamboo to throw homemade wallball over. 30kg and subbed 20 hang squat snatches (lower back fried!)

23:40 (or 24:40 can't remember)

Comment #212 - Posted by: Jack - Hitchin at July 26, 2011 9:54 AM

20# WB
45# SQSN


Comment #213 - Posted by: BrianR M/49/6'2"/183 at July 26, 2011 12:47 PM

Shoulder issues- can't do the overhead stuff right now
10# Dumbell squats- 30 reps
30# squat clean-30 reps

Comment #214 - Posted by: Pgily at July 26, 2011 7:34 PM

23:26 as rx.

Comment #215 - Posted by: Mark & Theresa at July 27, 2011 3:31 AM

3 rds
30 Wall ball shots, 20lb
55lb Squat Snatches, 30 reps



Comment #216 - Posted by: knodes at July 27, 2011 10:02 AM

29 :10. Squat snatches were absolutely terrible, completely humbling.

Comment #217 - Posted by: Matt Johnson (m 6'3", 220, 31 yo) at July 27, 2011 10:07 AM

As Rx'd. 20:57 Wow, this was harder than I expected. My squat snatches need work.

Comment #218 - Posted by: Edwin 28/M/68"/170 at July 27, 2011 11:35 AM

Modified: Legs still toast after "Manion”
Three rounds for time of:
15 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
75# power snatches, 15 reps
9:20 that was a Battle

Comment #219 - Posted by: Pete In Sun City at July 27, 2011 12:33 PM

30 Wallball 15lb dbs; 45lb Squat snatches, 30 reps
2 rds: 16:37

Comment #220 - Posted by: ecp2 at July 27, 2011 7:03 PM

Okay, that was hard.

As Rx'd.


Comment #221 - Posted by: Tim_48_5-11_195 at July 28, 2011 9:52 AM


Comment #222 - Posted by: Pacers at July 29, 2011 5:24 PM


as rx'd
killed the legs!!!

montreal blackbox progym

Comment #223 - Posted by: zach at July 29, 2011 6:48 PM

WU @ Triangle
Disapp w/time. Went from floor for each snatch. Happy w/tech on both exercises.
WB good job w/hips back & ball right under chin at bottom.
Felt like arms floating bar pretty well instead of pulling it w/straight arms on snatches. Pace wasn't good enough on snatches though.

Comment #224 - Posted by: jrm at July 30, 2011 8:38 AM

Regular snatch - 16:20

Comment #225 - Posted by: dsm19 M / 32 / 6'0 / 210 at July 31, 2011 3:57 AM

sub 20 kg thruster for wb: 19:84

Comment #226 - Posted by: tum1 at July 31, 2011 5:31 AM

26 minutes

Comment #227 - Posted by: AGL at July 31, 2011 12:02 PM


Comment #228 - Posted by: Ukkrew at August 1, 2011 1:32 PM

db thruster 17.5k/38lb
sq snatch 35k/77lb
1st day back after 4 days off. back in uk at gym. was moving quickly but started to breathe heavy/feel pukey - slowed a bit. legs fried.

prev 35:05
db thruster 12kg/26lb
squat snatch 24kg/54lb.

Comment #229 - Posted by: zenoperegrinus at August 1, 2011 4:38 PM

8/3/11: 29.31 Rxd.
8/24/10: 28.03. 65#.

Comment #230 - Posted by: JonNYC - 42/M/170/5'11" xfit since 6/08 at August 3, 2011 10:02 AM

Subbed 45# for 75# squat snatch - 20:36

Comment #231 - Posted by: Rob at August 5, 2011 4:36 AM

45 lbs. squat snatch

Comment #232 - Posted by: Jason O'Dell at August 5, 2011 6:57 AM

10 lb ball
65 lb power snatch

Comment #233 - Posted by: blutke at August 10, 2011 1:13 PM

12# ball
45# snatch

Comment #234 - Posted by: Roger at August 11, 2011 3:23 PM

Rxed 16:39

Comment #235 - Posted by: Quattlebaum, Jeff at August 19, 2011 7:56 AM


subd 45lb thrusters for wallball, squat snatches as rx'd


74 162 178
400 Cal

did thrusters unbroken, had to break up SS

Comment #236 - Posted by: Adam Hamm at August 26, 2011 8:10 AM

12 lb ball

Comment #237 - Posted by: faleep at September 4, 2011 7:59 AM

30 wall balls
45lb power snatch

Comment #238 - Posted by: Dan 29/6'/248 at September 10, 2011 8:56 PM

Burgener warmup

Comment #239 - Posted by: Doug at September 30, 2011 1:01 PM

21 yr old male, 6'2, 16:30 rx'd
Snatches were a killer

Comment #240 - Posted by: joshua miller at October 20, 2011 2:37 PM

subbed power clean for snatch


Comment #241 - Posted by: Manchild at November 3, 2011 4:12 AM

i'm in college, and i don't think i'll be able to toss a medicine ball up against their walls. Any suggestions for a replacement?

Comment #242 - Posted by: Jdhyani at November 7, 2011 6:08 PM

2 rounds @ 18:48

Comment #243 - Posted by: SF at November 18, 2011 4:37 PM
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