August 10, 2011
Caleb Hansen, Kalymnos, Greece.
"A Family Thing" with Chris Isernio, CrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]
Games Vault: Mens End 1, End 2 and End 3, Heat 1 - video [wmv] [mov]
Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 9 1st Movement.
William Shakespeare - Tempest, Act V, Scene I [Where the bee sucks, there suck I].
"If your website's full of assholes, it's your fault" by Anil Dash.
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Posted by Pukie at August 10, 2011 5:00 PM
yeah, rest day. good idea...
I wonder if the guy on the climb has any time to enjoy the view...
Did those two WOD's earlier today:
5 min break then:
4 Rds of:
Rd 1: 1:46
Rd 2: 1:42
Rd 3: 1:48
Rd 4: 1:49
Then some self spotted MU work, and some weighted dips and PU. Great workout day!...
very fitting article, i like it
Imagine how scared he got when he looked down and discovered his belayer went on strike. (Ya know, 'cause he's in Greece.)
Four rounds for time of:
Rest 3 min
1:44 PR, 1:52, 1:55, 1:55
BEHIND THE SCENE VID 2??? WHERE IS IT GUYS :)
Just a thought, but I would like to see HQ start to post more of those programming videos, where Tony Budding or Pat Sherwood analyzes a week or so of mainsite programming.
I'm still following the WOD's pretty regularly, but I find those videos interesting, educational, and motivational. It seems to remind me that there is method to the madness when they show you exactly why certain workouts precede/follow others, and what each movement is designed to improve.
24 / M / 5'9" / 135lbs
First day back after taking time off with a tweaked shoulder. I was too lazy to keep up with the site by doing one-arm workouts and so on, so tonight was pretty rough.
5 Handstand push-ups
15 Wall ball shots, 12lb ball
35 Power cleans, 95 pounds
55 Sumo deadlift high-pull, 55 pounds
Great place, great pic, great CrossFit application in other sports. I'd love to see it in the games next year. High ball bouldering over water.
Can someone please delete my account from the Crossfit forums? I've sent multiple private messages and emails but have gotten no response.
@ #10, Try to change your profile settings to stop getting reply notifications from previous posts. Not only that, why would you want to stop learning about CF? Just seems like you are taking a step in the wrong direction. Is there a reason you want to stop getting notifications?
@ main post: The article by Anil was perfect. It is so true that owners must take a personal responsibility for the content. I don't personally review every comment to my blog but I do make a concious effort to monitor and step in where needed. I think it also helps to just ask for some consideration and mutual respect from one another.
Tonight at 10pm eastern time zone on the Discovery channel the show One Man Army will have CF Affiliate co owner of CrossFit Trident and former US Navy SEAL Chriss Smith competing.
Chriss is an incredible coach and athlete. If you can tune in to cheer on one of our own.
A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one.
-- Henry Ford
+1 on Sean Jacobs comment.
I really like understanding the method behind the madness. Those videos are great. At least post them in the journal.
I've been doing CF for 2 years, and, for some reason, I have no idea; today my arms are super-sore, I think because I subbed sumo dl hps for the row the other day.
Anyway, does anyone have an idea of anything I can eat or drink to get rid of the soreness?
agree with the internet article.
Shane, if you want out of the message boards, just stop posting. Are you worried about people digging through your old posts??
Been doing CF for about a month now. Finally did Karen today. 25# med ball (only one I have).
#18 Ian, not worried at all as I have nothing to hide. But if they're going to ban me for polite disagreement then I want my name removed like everyone else on the boards who has been banned for polite disagreement after years of contributions.
Very awesome article. He tells it like it is. This site has had its issues with those kinds of people. How many of you remember the rabid, fundamentalist Christian who vowed to take CrossFit down over some allegedly pornographic photo on that day's post? But then again, that sort of thing adds humor. I think the webmaster here does a pretty nice job of screening out the rude, inconsiderate, destructive, mindless negative comments while allowing those that are, let's say, opinionated or disputatious but not necessarily mean. It must be a hard juggling act.
jogged 1.2 mile to MYR primary
3 rds, 400m sprint, 20 pushups, 20 squats
25 4ct flutter kicks, 25 leg levers
400 times (appx distance in parking lot): 73", 68", 69"
jogged back to condo
Missed a few days over last couple of weeks, so did 5rft x (50m swim + 25 pushups) at 6am to get day going right:
5rft of 50m swim + 25 pushups
10:47 (*Probably short by around 20 yards and 10 or so seconds...as I forgot pool is non-std length, ~23 yards, and left off lap 11...oy)
8.10.11 - 10:47*
8.3.11 - 11:19
7.27.11 - 10:45
6.28.11 - 11:04
6.7.11 - 12:40
Thankful for the rest day...overhead squats suck!!
On my soapbox:
I just wanted to say something about the coverage of the recent action in Afghanistan. I'm a 16 year AF MSgt and have spent years working with special ops personnel from all services. There were three AF Combat Controllers that were killed when that helicopter was shot down. Their sacrifice has been overshadowed by the Navy SEALs that were also killed. I have much respect for those SEALs and their sacrifice!! I'm not writing this to diminish their service, I just wanted to highlight the Airmen that were also killed in the line of duty. Combat Controllers are cream of the crop. God Speed fellas. We won't forget your sacrifice or your service.
Off my soapbox...
Today I made up my own wod to honor the 30 men lost in Afghanistan. I'm sure there will be a hero workout dedicated to them in the future, but I felt compelled to do something today.
30 kettlebell swings 1 pood
30 toes to bar
30 glute ham situps
30 back extensions
30 double unders
30 push ups
Appropriately, the song playing in my ears as I finished the final run was "The Best" by: Tina Turner.
"You're simply the best.
Better than all the rest.
Better than anyone.
Anyone I've ever met."
Here's to the best.
Did wod from cf football today:
3 rounds of max rep strict pull-ups:
4 rounds for time:
10 kettlebell swings, 1.5 pood
15 toes to bar
20 double unders
Overhead Squat 3-3-3-3-3
LOVE THE PIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
24 / M / 5'9" / 135lbs
Four rounds for time of:
Row 500 meters
Rest 3 minutes
Damn, I thought it was "Rest 2 minutes" between each row. Well...
Awesome photo! I am in the process of setting up a climbing products website and would love to use this image on my site, anybody know how I could get in touch with Caleb to ask for his permission?