September 15, 2011
"Handstand Virtuosity: Part 2" with Laurie Galassi, CrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]
"Burpee, Stone Carry, GHD Workout" with Matt and Cherie Chan - video [wmv] [mov]
Johann Sebastian Bach, Overture in the French style B.831 Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
Anton Chekhov - The Beauties.
"How 9/11 Completely Changed Surveillance in U.S." by Ryan Singel, Wired.
Post thoughts to comments.
Posted by Pukie at September 15, 2011 5:00 PM
That WOD was poppin'!!!...burpee Box jump, that's a great idea!..
I would love to make one of those big wooden stackable box they had on that video...anyone know where I can find plans or a 'how to' for this?
Truthfully, who's gonna take a rest day after getting pumped up by the crossfit games on ESPN2?
protocol (duration/temp) for cold bath on chan video....other athletes find this effective?
I'm not! Definitely going to get after it tomorrow!
Watching the games and I couldn't be happier!
Way to go CrossFit! Really enjoyed watching the games on ESPN2!
One would think that if a handful of Arabs managed to outwit not merely the CIA and FBI but all 16 US intelligence agencies, all intelligence agencies of our allies including Mossad, the National Security Council, the State Department, NORAD, airport security four times on one morning, air traffic control, etc., the President, Congress, and the media would be demanding to know how such an improbable event could occur. Instead, the White House put up a wall of resistance to finding out, and Congress and the media showed little interest.
Today Americans are unsafe, not because of terrorists and domestic extremists, but because they have lost their civil liberties and have no protection from unaccountable government power. One would think that how this came about would be worthy of public debate and congressional hearings.
Awesome pic. The shadow looks just like the flying spaghetti monster. May you be touched by His Noodly Appendage.
Nobody's noodly appendage touches me without dinner first....
Matt Chan is a beast!!! Long time follower first time poster...
Really excited by the ESPN 2 broadcast! Hopefully, the mainstream can keep up!
wow... major respect for the iron cross!
When I am doing a WOD, should I focus on doing it Rx and break my sets up, or should I reduce the weight on lifts and focus on completing the WOD with as little rest time as possible. I know yesterday, I spend a lot of time standing around with my hands on my knees about to pass out.
Incredibly cool to see people I "know" on ESPN2.
I realized that even though I've never met any of them in person, I actually know more about many of the crossfit competitors on TV last night then I know about the people I work with everyday. :)
Awesome community spirit, great competitors and fantastic display of sportsmanship all around.
Very proud of Crossfit this morning!
Coach, once again, thank you for this gift!
Jack B, dont steal too much rest. the compromise in technique should remain no less than ~90 pct of your best rep form / movement. that way you dont get hurt going AQAP.
when you can muster a 90% rep (after a blow/partition) hit it.
maybe others have a different take, but i defer to 90% technical efficiency when attacking wods. the weight rx solves itself that way.
dude - throw in a false grip and you'll be able to get full depth on that iron cross immediately. strong work nevertheless, and sweet pic.
Yesterdays wod interesting cuz never done rope climbs before
Katro, thank you. I will scale back next WOD and see how it goes. My time yesterday was 21:10 and I would say about 8 min of it was me bent over panting. Pulling 230 lbs up the rope didn't help, but the heavy Clean and Jerk (heavy for me) was wrecking my cardio. It was odd, I would do a lift and during the lift it was taxing, but doable. A few seconds after the lift, my heart rate would spike. A couple of times I felt like I was going to black out and one time I did go to my knees. I'll tone it back a bit and see how it goes.
@ Michael (#3) I take "recovery showers" at least daily. It is a trick I read about in a mountaineering book. Basically 2mintes of as hot as you can stand followed by 1minute of as cold as you can stand, repeat. Truly awesome for me so you might want to try that.
@ Jack (#13) My approach has been guided by the theory that mainstie WODs are designed for athletes that perform at a similar level to what we see in the games. So I compare my max lifts to theirs and then scale accordingly. This seems to keep a good balance between the strength aspect and the metcon (won't be scaling for much longer!).
Hope that helps, those are just my experiences gentlemen.
Nice picture. Is that Travis? I know it's Riley on the left. Good to see you guys on the home page.
@ Chris (#7) Well said, ask questions, demand answers. Thomas Paine quoted, "It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government." Patriots are needed now, worse than ever in American history"!
Picture was taken by Jarl Berg! He is a great guy with an awesome talent!
For info or ideas hit him up!
This picture was taken by Jarl Berg!
He is a great guy wit an awesome talent!
Hit him up with any questions, or need any ideas!
Jarlwberg @ gmail dot com
The pic made me go out to the park with my Beautiful (They kind of have a chalk tye-dye look to them) Wooden Rogue Rings and PR 30 Muscle-Ups for time
PR by over 3 minutes... just got my rings at the beginning of the summer!!!
No wonder crossfit usually post global warming denialist mythology on rest days.
An article that should be stirring up people demanding the restoration of your civil liberties and promoting action with your representatives has only garnered one comment (before this one).
Rest day is brain workout day.
Doesn't anyone have anything to say about the Bach or the Chekhov?
@ KSW....I posted a comment about this being a failure of a rest day. It got deleted. I'm sure this one will get deleted too. This is why, I think, few people participate in rest day discussions anymore. Any topic used to generate hundreds of posts. No longer.
First WOD post virus.
Puffing like a smoker!
Will definitely be faster next time round.