October 1, 2011

Saturday 111001

Rest Day


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Jaelyn Wolf, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Final episodes of the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games to be re-aired on ESPN2 Monday, October 3rd (Mens) and Tuesday, October 4th (Womens) from 10pm-11pm ET (7pm-8pm PT) - video [wmv] [mov]

"The Gymnastics Kipping Pull-Up" with Jeff Tucker, CrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]

"Overreaching" with Chris Michelmore - video [wmv] [mov]

Frederic Chopin, Military Polonaise Opus 40 No. 1 in A Major.

James Joyce - Counterparts.

"The Problem of Induction" by Gideon Rosen, Princeton University.

Post thoughts to comments.

Posted by Pukie at October 1, 2011 5:00 PM

Chopin is the greatest. End of story.

Comment #1 - Posted by: Mel/38m/5'10"/175 at September 30, 2011 5:14 PM

Miss Wolf - the 2012 Games Champ!

Comment #2 - Posted by: carolyn at September 30, 2011 6:34 PM

Gideon Rosen misrepresnets Hume's philosophy when in his conclusion he states: "If we accept the analysis of inductive reasoning sketched above [attributed to Hume], it may seem that Hume has done something remarkable and disturbing. He has shown that from a strictly intellectual point of view, there is no real difference between common sense and science on the one hand, and religious belief on the other. In all three cases we find a system of belief based on a fundamental conviction that cannot be justified by argument."

It would be more accurate to say that Hume's critique of "inductive reason" [an anachronism] suggests that just as there as no logical necessity running from our observations [impressions]to our positive conclusions[beliefs] on relious subjects, there is no logically necessary connection between our observations of physical or natural phenomena to our conclusions about laws of nature. This is not the same a saying, as Mr. Rosen does, that neither type of conclusion "can[] be justified by argument".

"Justification" for Hume does not require logical certainty (or as Kant might have put it later: "a priori" demonstration). Justication of a belief by argument involves weighing the available evidence supporting the belief. Hume saw nothing wrong with weighing evidence to come to justified "reasonable" conclusions. This is the standard by which he jduges testimony about miracles (see his essay "On Miracles") and which guided his 5 volume history of England from Alfred to Elizabeth.

Hume writes about the human mind, attempting to do what he called "an anatomy of the mind". He is not talking about the world and whether there are universal laws that operate according to logical necessity, but about whether the way we believe in what we call laws and the way we justify our beliefs in them can be demonstrated as being supported by some kind of logical necessity.

Hume was a consumate stylist. 260 years later his prose is clearer and more vivid than Mr. Rosen's. Read Hume. If you hadn't heard of Hume before Mr. Rosen then thank Mr. Rosen for the introduction and move on to the man himself. It's a thrill.

Comment #3 - Posted by: Prolix at September 30, 2011 8:02 PM

Gar, Really? Give it a break, its the post season for christs sake. Go watch a baseball game...

Comment #4 - Posted by: Hammer at September 30, 2011 8:48 PM

Counterparts - sketches the cage men inch themselves into and learn to wear as the armour they call manhood. The man, yes, who won't be drawn, yes, into the cage, Jo, is my husband.

Comment #5 - Posted by: Molly B at September 30, 2011 9:01 PM

is this the same god that people start wars for?

Comment #6 - Posted by: wow at September 30, 2011 10:31 PM

Could the apple on the table have "made it self?" No, but could it just appear? Yes. Unlikely, but possible.

Comment #7 - Posted by: NomNom at September 30, 2011 11:36 PM

Don't you just love how anything that is beyond a simple explanation and easy understanding we can attribute to some fictional, bearded, all powerful being up in the sky?

Comment #8 - Posted by: Natas at September 30, 2011 11:51 PM

Who cares...I say that rest days suck!!

Comment #9 - Posted by: Brydo at October 1, 2011 1:03 AM

Stanley Miller was a divine creator too.

He was messing around in his lab and kinda just created life. . . it turned out it was not really that hard at all to do. And I am sure that his amino acids spent their lives arguing about what his intentions for them were. Or what they should wear, or how they should treat women. The truth however; is that he just; did ... not ...care...

Plus I had a Professor that partied with him years and years ago and he like to drink it up. So if Stanley Miller (and all the others who have repeated his experiments) can be the divine creator, just about anyone with a undergrad in Biology can be.

And if you don't know who or what I am talking about. Live CrossFit and go study a subject you have never even considered.

Comment #10 - Posted by: Cameron at October 1, 2011 2:36 AM

That, and. . . what a body.

Comment #11 - Posted by: Cameron at October 1, 2011 2:39 AM

My press is weak but I'm determined to get a hand stand push up. In order to do a Hand stand push up, how much weight do I need to be able to strict press (as a percentage of body weight)?

Comment #12 - Posted by: Con at October 1, 2011 8:08 AM

#13 Con-- If you want to be able to handstand pushup. Do handstand pushups. Theres a lot more to that movement than just shoulder strength. Just find a wall and try to do them, if you cant, then hold a handstand for 30 sec or so and then try again. keep at it and you'll get it

Comment #13 - Posted by: Dennis at October 1, 2011 8:59 AM

Ok, I read the Gideon Rosen article but struggled to understand it. However, I think I got the gist of it but I'm not sure and I hope someone can confirm what I think it's about. Is it that Hume says we shouldn't believe something unless there is some proof based in knowledge from experience? And, if this is what he's saying does it mean we shouldn't believe religious teachings that are based on dogma (ie: most of the Bible)?

Comment #14 - Posted by: Keith at October 1, 2011 9:28 AM

Was just diagnosed with a stress fracture in my lower back.

Has anyone else dealt with a stress fracture in the back? How long were you out? Did you do anything that helped recovery? Hurt recovery?

Comment #15 - Posted by: texinma at October 1, 2011 10:27 AM

#11. Amino acids are by nobody's definition life. They are the building blocks of proteins. They're like the bricks that made a house. Saying the sun can bake some clay and make a brick, is not the same thing as saying that the bricks are somehow able to assemble themselves in correct sequences to make a building. Not to mention adding things like plumbing, electricity, etc. Life is far too complex for us to create with our cur current scientific capabilities. To say that Miller and Urey created life is just dishonest.

Comment #16 - Posted by: Mike D at October 1, 2011 11:07 AM

#17, are the amino acids alive? If so, are they not life?

Comment #17 - Posted by: Keith at October 1, 2011 12:31 PM

Nice legs in that picture, and I don't care how they came to be

Comment #18 - Posted by: Brennan at October 1, 2011 1:11 PM

Why is there religious comments on here . Isn't this a fitness site? If I wanted biblical interpretation I would join a bible study group. Can we please keep the comments fitness based. I'd like that a lot!!!

Comment #19 - Posted by: Jason at October 1, 2011 2:50 PM

Jason, good call. :)

Comment #20 - Posted by: Joe at October 1, 2011 3:01 PM

25 / M / 5'9" / 135lbs

Did this at home and scaled way back:

For time:
20 SDHP, 45lb dumbbell
30 dumbbell thruster, 45lbs
20 hollow rocks
30 Box jumps, 16"(?) box
20 Sumo-deadlit high-pull, 50 pound dumbbell
30 Burpees
20 Shoulder to overhead, 35lb dumbbells


The shoulder-to-overheads took seven minutes by themselves! Bad times.

Comment #21 - Posted by: BC at October 1, 2011 3:23 PM

Guys, this is a rest day. You are free to discuss and debate whatever you like. Skip the comments that don't interest you, it's not a big deal.

Comment #22 - Posted by: Playoff Beard at October 1, 2011 4:47 PM

Nothin hotter than a female crossfitter!

Comment #23 - Posted by: John at October 1, 2011 9:03 PM

Thank you Playoff Beard.

Comment #24 - Posted by: Keith at October 1, 2011 11:33 PM

Did 7x1 snatch workout, #'s over there.

Comment #25 - Posted by: matt h - 49 180 3-9-11 at October 2, 2011 3:21 PM

@Andy & @Matty. As the 'chunky' trainer who is in this picture I should probably be insulted by the comments however, if this is your idea of what a 'man' looks like, I just feel sorry for you...And if your idea of 'chunky' is fit enough to be 12th in her entire region, I once again feel sorry for you...and for the women you date.

Comment #26 - Posted by: J at October 3, 2011 1:23 PM

@ J #28,

Miss Wolf, forgive me if it’s already Mrs. Wolf,

I felt bad for you when I read those comments. Not the CrossFit community I have grown to love. For what it is worth, I think you look great! And judging by the way you expressed your feelings in the post above, you not only look good, but you also have class. God bless you!

P.S. I would not be ashamed if you were my gal. ;)

Comment #27 - Posted by: Gar at October 3, 2011 7:02 PM
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