August 6, 2011

Saturday 110806

Rest Day


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CrossFit New England, 2011 Affiliate Cup Champions.

"Behind The Scenes: Part 1" by Sevan Matossian, CrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]

Games Vault: Womens Rope/Clean, Heat 5 - video [wmv] [mov]

Antonio Vivaldi, 'La tempesta di mare' in E flat.

Timothy Shay Arthur - After A Shadow.

Watch "Tim Harford: Trial, error and the God complex", TED.

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Posted by Pukie at August 6, 2011 5:00 PM

Come to think of it.....I've never missed a Rest Day. :)

Comment #1 - Posted by: Adam at August 5, 2011 5:06 PM

nice to see something different...

Comment #2 - Posted by: brett s at August 5, 2011 5:49 PM

Congratulations CFNE!

Comment #3 - Posted by: Tim Gagne at August 5, 2011 6:01 PM

3 min AMRAP 69 reps (19TTB)

6 min AMRAP 119 reps (19 SDHP-subbed 2 pood KB)

Comment #4 - Posted by: Quinn McCutchen M/41/150/5'10" at August 5, 2011 6:02 PM

5-5-3-3-2-1 Back squat focusing on full depth.


Then 30 box jumps at 45inches for some fun.

Comment #5 - Posted by: Eckers 21/M/6'/187lbs at August 5, 2011 6:14 PM

anyone know why Froning's last rope climb was a "no rep"? looked like hit hit the top to me

Comment #6 - Posted by: RichK at August 5, 2011 6:27 PM

There's a white mark on the tape about halfway down that the athletes needed to descend past before dropping. His hand was above the mark on the final rep.

Comment #7 - Posted by: benpower at August 5, 2011 6:33 PM

I think it was that the athletes had to "show control" until they were below the mark. So just sliding down, while still touching weren't enough either. But pretty much what benpower said...

Comment #8 - Posted by: sven at August 5, 2011 7:00 PM

Kristan Clever is so stinkin cute! She's so bubbly and happy!

But seriously, these mustaches have got to stop. Quit messing around.. sideburns are way cooler than those kitty ticklers.

Comment #9 - Posted by: AllisonNYC at August 5, 2011 7:37 PM

Can I come back to Cookeville and work out with Rich?

Comment #10 - Posted by: TTUgrad at August 5, 2011 7:50 PM

I agree with AllisonNyc.... 'stache has to go.

Comment #11 - Posted by: changeup at August 5, 2011 8:15 PM

I just want to point out she referred to it as a "kitty tickler".

Comment #12 - Posted by: bomberitobrian at August 5, 2011 8:52 PM

I think a system similar to the Tour De France stage winner system would be awesome for future Games events. Specifically I'm thinking of how winners of each Tour de France Stage wear a bright yellow jersey/shirt in the subsequent stage. Though I think for the games it would be more relevant if the overall points leader wore the "yellow jersey" rather than the winner of the previous event.

Comment #13 - Posted by: Josh at August 5, 2011 8:59 PM

I think a system similar to the Tour De France stage winner system would be awesome for future Games events. Specifically I'm thinking of how winners of each Tour de France Stage wear a bright yellow jersey/shirt in the subsequent stage. Though I think for the games it would be more relevant if the overall points leader wore the "yellow jersey" rather than the winner of the previous event.

I apologize if someone already thought of this, for some reason it just came to me out of no where.

Comment #14 - Posted by: Josh at August 5, 2011 9:00 PM

Found "The God Complex" to be very informative. I would venture to guess that Tim is an adherent of Popper's critical rationalism.

Comment #15 - Posted by: mark brinton at August 5, 2011 11:05 PM

Josh: I just want to point out that in TDF it is the all-round leader that wears the yellow jersey. It is true they have a focus on each stage winner, and there is several other jerseys. The winner of the stage the day before has no "evidence" of this the next day.

Comment #16 - Posted by: Kitz at August 6, 2011 1:48 AM

Did my own little WOD today and smoked myself!

1 mile run (in my vibrams)
30 manmakers (15 lb dumbells)
1 mile run

Anyone run 5k or 10k in vibrams? I have run no fur her than 1 mile at a time.

Paleo diet: I've been pretty strict the last 40 days except I do drink some almond milk. I also am not sure how much to eat. I find myself eating alot and not sure if I'm overeating protein. Can anyone help me? I would greatly appreciate it. I am 50 yrs old female 5'3" and 115 lbs. I would guess I'm about 9-11 percent body fat. Please email me at Thanks!

Comment #17 - Posted by: Angiestone 49 f/115/53" at August 6, 2011 4:17 AM

@#17 Ease into the longer distances when running in the Vibrams. Pushing it too hard will lead to injury. Good luck.

Comment #18 - Posted by: BobC at August 6, 2011 4:56 AM

Thanks for the clarification on the Rich's rope climb...I couldn't figure it out either. Yes...the kitty tickler's have to go. Ha! I love that though...never heard that euphimism before. Thanks Allison.

Comment #19 - Posted by: Jay L. at August 6, 2011 6:34 AM

31 Special Operations personnel just went down on a chopper in Afghanistan.... If possible a tribute hero wod would be appreciated to remember their sacrifice. Only something monumental will do as this was such a blow to the special operations community.

Comment #20 - Posted by: professionalatarms at August 6, 2011 7:24 AM


Comment #21 - Posted by: Denise Thomas at August 6, 2011 8:48 AM

WOD 110805


scaled SDHP to 2 pood kettlebell
scaled shoulder to overhead to 115 lbs
subbed 120 ft farmer carry with 2 and 1.5 pood kettlebells for sled pull

on my birthday!

Comment #22 - Posted by: Quinn McCutchen M/42/150/5'10" at August 6, 2011 10:42 AM

rxd except did 165lb dummy drag 120'---far easier than those sled pulls at the games

thought about doing reverse pushups on rope with feet elevated on box, others at gym did dummy pull so did that for consistency--besides looked a helluva lot easier.

Comment #23 - Posted by: mtvet at August 6, 2011 10:51 AM

God bless our SOF brothers and their
Families. Regardless of personal opinions
or political views, many of our countrymen
have given their lives, and families have lost
loved ones.


Comment #24 - Posted by: Drew A. at August 6, 2011 12:06 PM

Need some help. Want to buy a rope so I can complete WODs like the video shown today. Any advice. Dont want to chew my hands too bad nor rip my legs to shreads. Rogue has manila ropes is that my best bet or is there something else you guys like? Thanks!

Comment #25 - Posted by: Nick C. at August 6, 2011 12:48 PM

Thanks bobC! Will do

Comment #26 - Posted by: Angiestone 49 f/115/53" at August 6, 2011 1:14 PM

A tragic loss to special forces in afghanistan. My condolences to all families and friends. Words are not enough.

Steve UK ex-miltary

Comment #27 - Posted by: StevieC UK at August 6, 2011 2:08 PM

Those behind the scenes videos are definitely my favorite to watch.

Comment #28 - Posted by: john at August 6, 2011 2:28 PM


I agree with you. A hero WOD would be a great tribute to these brave and selfless Special Ops personnel. God Bless you all and thank you for what you do. Families, my heartfelt condolences. I hope that when I am older I too can give back to those who have given me so much and this wonderful life that I enjoy. RIP.

Comment #29 - Posted by: rh at August 6, 2011 4:52 PM

I heard it was 30 navy seals and 7 soldiers from the Afghan army that got killed.

I dunno if it's true but supposedly the chopper landed on the roof of some high ranking taliban leader's house. And then gunshots were heard from inside the house. When the chopper tried to liftoff it got caught by a grenade. That's what I heard on the radio a few hours ago (in Sweden).

What's the criteria for a soldiers death to be honored by a hero wod? Do they have to have some sort of connection to crossfit? Anybody knows? I guess more soldiers in the US armed forces must have perished the last few years, than the number of hero wods, right?

My condolances to the families of the fallen soldiers.

Comment #30 - Posted by: sven at August 6, 2011 4:53 PM

Guess we will have a lot more hero wods coming up in the next few weeks. I will do my best to honor them. RIP....... God bless their families and loved ones in this horrible time.....

Comment #31 - Posted by: Linda at August 7, 2011 8:53 AM

Yeah well Cindee, if you come up with some workout routine that makes you truelly bulletproof, remember to clue the rest of us knuckleheads in will you...

Comment #32 - Posted by: sven at August 7, 2011 10:51 AM

Sad news from Afghanistan. RIP soldiers.

Comment #33 - Posted by: Matt h - m49 - 5'11" - 184lb at August 7, 2011 8:41 PM

Tim Harford video: "The miracle of trial and error created a human baby." Hogwash!

That is down right laughable. Why not just be intellectually honest, and glorify G-d for having provided the miracle of life? You can not take nothing, multiply it times billions of nothing, and get everything. Sorry, that is plan silly! It is far easier intellectually to believe G-d always existed and made everything, then to suppose and believe nothing existed, then nothing made itself happen, which then made everthing.

Comment #34 - Posted by: Gar at August 8, 2011 1:08 AM

Anyone know what socks these guys were wearing? Been looking for a good pair or 5 for my deads and cleans. Getting better with my form to not carve up my shins, but in the mean time I'd rather not leave "DNA on the barbell" lol. I was at the Games Sunday and CFNE rocked! The whole experience was so inspiring.

Comment #35 - Posted by: Thor at August 10, 2011 9:19 PM
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