September 27, 2011

Tuesday 110927

Rest Day


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Andrew Hawkins.

"CrossFit Origins: An Interview With Fast Company Magazine" with Greg Glassman, CrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]

"Shoulder Mobility" with Coach Mike Burgener - video [wmv] [mov]

Richard Strauss, French Horn Concert No. 2.

Oscar Wilde - We Are Made One with What We Touch and See.

"There Will Be Oil" by Daniel Yergin, The Wall Street Journal.

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Posted by Pukie at September 27, 2011 5:00 PM

3.2.1 Go!

Comment #1 - Posted by: do_b330 at September 26, 2011 5:20 PM

What a ridiculous article. The issue is that the economy should be moved away from a finite resource to more sustainable resources, not whether or not oil will run out in the next fifty years. At some point it will run out.

Comment #2 - Posted by: Matt at September 26, 2011 5:36 PM

Too many Rest Days! CrossFit's getting soft. Youv'e changed CrossFit. You used to be about the music!

Comment #3 - Posted by: James Colley at September 26, 2011 5:40 PM

I really wish the main site would cool it with the politics. I'm just here to work out, and my workouts have nothing to do with my political views.

Comment #4 - Posted by: Silver at September 26, 2011 6:35 PM

Thats funny I tried this once with finch hose. I couldn't get the hose to not unroll but now after seeing this picture it just gave me an idea!

Comment #5 - Posted by: Brad at September 26, 2011 7:28 PM

is that form ok?

Comment #6 - Posted by: ctopher at September 26, 2011 9:09 PM

Fantastic article on oil. I work in the oil fields. Oil is king.

Comment #7 - Posted by: James at September 27, 2011 12:48 AM

@ 4....Don't read them.

Comment #8 - Posted by: Matty at September 27, 2011 2:30 AM

Peak oil translates to the end of cheap oil. Did you know that ALL of the major auto makers are making hybrids with most designing product lines of mostly hybrid models by 2014...and in a recent TV ad, even Porsche proclaimed hybrid technology will be a part of all of their models in the future. Huh...that's sorta odd, ain't it? I mean, hybrids aren't really even selling hot right now, and the few luxury hybrids aren't selling at all, yet...why are auto manufacturers proceeding with building cars that nobody wants?

(all links are work and family safe)

From the military side of this topic indirectly:

From last year:

Peak oil is perhaps the biggest news story in the world since Christ was a corporal, and nobody seems to give a sh*t. If you have Netflix, watch "Crude Awakening" and "Gashole." The latter movie brings light to the urban legend of the 100-mpg car...and it wasn't just a legend, Shell made their own version that got 149 mpg in the '40s. In fact...check this out:

What the hell is going on? Why does an oil company experiment with fuel mileage, if there's no such think as peak oil and we've got plenty of Texas Tea for another thousand years?

Oh, and Saudis are drilling off shore now, the same folks who sit on top of the largest proven crude oil reserves in the history of mankind by a longshot.

Soon, the price of crude oil will begin to inch north, and then gallop skyward by 2020. It's the beginning of the end of oil.

Comment #9 - Posted by: J.T. at September 27, 2011 4:20 AM

Just wondering if anyone does Crossfit in the Carleton Place, ON, area? Just moved here a few months ago and can't justify the drive into Ottawa to get to any of the boxes there and trying to workout in the local globo gym is proving frustrating. Would love to meet some like minded people!

Comment #10 - Posted by: RC at September 27, 2011 6:26 AM

thx coach B!

Comment #11 - Posted by: dan lau at September 27, 2011 7:32 AM

10 Deadlift @ 290# 4 Rounds for time
10 Pullups w/ 30# 16:55
5 Dips w/ 30#

Comment #12 - Posted by: Moe at September 27, 2011 8:41 AM

Awesome links JT.

Comment #13 - Posted by: Clark (6'8"/220#/30m) at September 27, 2011 8:43 AM

Good job Coach B, putting his Egoscue training to work!

Comment #14 - Posted by: Danny at September 27, 2011 9:16 AM

@6 No, that form doesn't look good to me. He needs to squeeze his butt, tighten his abs, open the hips, and look forward.

Comment #15 - Posted by: TB at September 27, 2011 9:27 AM

Does anyone know when the games will be aired this week. The Wed @ 8 has is now a baseball game.

Comment #16 - Posted by: Sandy at September 27, 2011 9:43 AM

Made up yesterday's wb/ttb/box jump wod today.
Results posted there.

Comment #17 - Posted by: Kevin C. (M/52/5'11"/172) at September 27, 2011 10:21 AM

The article is not ridiculous, nor is it political. It is a factual account of the history of the theory of peak oil. The facts are what they are.

Evidently some folks find those facts inconvenient to their belief systems, so the facts get swatted away like so many gnats.

Yergin demonstrates that Hubbard was completely ignorant of how economics and human ingenuity affect resource shortages, and how they operated to invalidate substantial elements of his predictions. This same flaw is also found in most malthusian doom-sayers, and is the reason that Julian Simon won his bet with Paul Erlich, noted prophet of doom who's hardly ever been right about anything but continues to get awards and grants.–Ehrlich_wager

Relax, be happy - it's great news. Life is better when energy is cheap, especially for the poor of the world, billions of whom do not even have electricity or plumbing and for whom life is therefore poor, nasty brutish and short.


Comment #18 - Posted by: Harry MacD at September 27, 2011 11:00 AM


AMRAP 15:00
15 PU
10 KBS 1.5 Pood
20 Push-ups (hand release)

4 Rounds + 15 + 5KBS

Comment #19 - Posted by: bingo at September 27, 2011 11:13 AM


5K: 29:03

Comment #20 - Posted by: mom to five at September 27, 2011 12:44 PM

How much does each hose weigh on the pic?

Irregardless, I'm impressed...those things probably swing quite a bit on the bar as he's lifting it up. Wow!

Comment #21 - Posted by: J.T. at September 27, 2011 3:15 PM

did 5x3 dl missed on saturday. results there.

Comment #22 - Posted by: matt h 49 180# 1mar2011 at September 27, 2011 3:22 PM

Made up yesterday's WOD: 7 rds + 8 T2B as rx'd

Comment #23 - Posted by: C.L. at September 27, 2011 3:39 PM

FYI, the Army/USAF SF guys wouldn't count anything but a strict pullup for testing purposes. Pretty sure the Marines are the same. IDK about the Navy.

Comment #24 - Posted by: Eric S. at September 27, 2011 4:38 PM

Did "Angie" today, looked like a good one.
15:31 as RX'D.

Comment #25 - Posted by: Edwards M/15/5'11/160 at September 27, 2011 5:56 PM

Yergin writes authoritatively, almost as if he and his company were right about their predictions. Unfortunately, they have a fairly pitiful track record:

Comment #26 - Posted by: Julian at September 29, 2011 11:18 PM
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