November 2, 2011

Wednesday 111102

Rest Day


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Steve Gephart.

"A Language to Diagnose: Part 4" with Kelly Starrett, CrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]

"CrossFit and Throwing Practice" with Matt Hasselbeck - video [wmv] [mov]

Dmitri Shostakovich, Piano Quintet Op. 57.

Charlotte Bronte - Regret.

Watch "Stanley McChrystal: Listen, learn ... then lead", TED Talks

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Posted by Pukie at November 2, 2011 5:00 PM

Yay! Rest day!!!!

Comment #1 - Posted by: James at November 1, 2011 5:06 PM

now that is a badass picture!!!!!

Comment #2 - Posted by: randy at November 1, 2011 5:13 PM

Awesome Steve, gives a new meaning to the chains of life.

Comment #3 - Posted by: Phil at November 1, 2011 5:13 PM

Picture above: that is what cross-fitters do for their "rest day".

Comment #4 - Posted by: Dan at November 1, 2011 5:16 PM

thats the coolest picture I've seen in a while. Instant desktop background!

Comment #5 - Posted by: harry at November 1, 2011 5:18 PM

Wow, that guy is giving the finger to the Bench Press! Next up, Iron Cross with chains.

Comment #6 - Posted by: Dan - CrossFit Sonoma County at November 1, 2011 5:27 PM

one of the best generals i had the pleasure of surfing under!!

Comment #7 - Posted by: matt at November 1, 2011 5:37 PM

that's a funny way to rest, the crossfit way. 21-15-9. rest. No Don't rest. Not ever. Nope. Plenty time to rest when u r dead.

Comment #8 - Posted by: Bruce at November 1, 2011 5:41 PM

One of the coolest pics I've seen in a while!

Comment #9 - Posted by: Wayne Ferguson at November 1, 2011 6:40 PM

Rest day???? Boo :(

Comment #10 - Posted by: Kerber at November 1, 2011 7:00 PM

Aw, they didn't use the pic w/ the rings of barbed wire.

Comment #11 - Posted by: Duke at November 1, 2011 7:32 PM


Comment #12 - Posted by: Stuart at November 1, 2011 8:03 PM

Interesting to see that Hasselbeck started Crossfit. Was just saying the other day how he looks like a re-born quarterback after struggling for a bit (for his level at least, a while he was a top 5 QB in the league). He's got the Titans looking like a team you don't want to mess with.

Comment #13 - Posted by: Brandon at November 1, 2011 8:44 PM

Incredible planche strength required ay? Take tomorrow off...

Comment #14 - Posted by: Peter at November 1, 2011 9:08 PM

Steve Gephart has a Mr. T complex!

Comment #15 - Posted by: Gar at November 1, 2011 10:00 PM

Thanks for sharing the video from Gen. McChrystal, very inspiring!

Comment #16 - Posted by: Matthew Scott at November 1, 2011 11:35 PM

awesome picture.

Comment #17 - Posted by: Mike at November 2, 2011 3:32 AM

Thank you for the Stanley McChrystal video. It's a great talk on leadership from one of our better generals who, sadly enough, was canned for speaking the truth.

Comment #18 - Posted by: Sgt. Neil Ferguson at November 2, 2011 6:02 AM

Hey guys. So I have been a Crossfitter for some time now, and am absolutely in love with the training program and the abilities it has given me to succeed in my military career. However, during a rope workout this morning, and the failure to be able to walk on my hands. I have realized that I do not have the bodyweight control that I would like .. not even close. I was wondering if anyone has any tips on training to walk on your hands, body weight control and the building of stabilizer muscles .. or anyone who is just looking for someone to talk Crossfit with! Figured I would reach out to the community that knows it best.

Also, I just started a Paleo diet yesterday .. anyone who has any tips on how to keep on it/eat it correctly or any good recipes feel free to email me anytime!

Thanks guys!

Comment #19 - Posted by: Zack at November 2, 2011 6:36 AM

I am using this pic as the gym computer background.

Bad ass

Comment #20 - Posted by: Aaron at November 2, 2011 6:57 AM

No time for rest day.....Sick picure

CF friends..Hit me up on Skype


Comment #21 - Posted by: Braden at November 2, 2011 7:11 AM

Anybody know what program do they use for the timer on the plasma screen in the background in the Hasselback video? Something like that would work in my home gym and would love to save the expense of buying a dedicated timer

Comment #22 - Posted by: Warren B at November 2, 2011 9:30 AM

Where on the main site is there a listing or calendar of upcoming competitions in my area (Florida)? Thanks for your help.

Comment #23 - Posted by: Ross m/52/215/75" at November 2, 2011 9:30 AM

is that dude a cop? he looks like a cop

Comment #24 - Posted by: jess h at November 2, 2011 10:43 AM

Question for you guys: the Crossfit diet...those percentages. Are they percentages based on grams? Or what? Thanks.

Comment #25 - Posted by: Josh Wood at November 2, 2011 12:05 PM

Rest yesterday.
Used yesterdays wod as a guide
Changes as follow

5 rds for time
20 step ups with 20# dbs, two block height, about 17"
30 tire flips, about 40 meters
40 meter 40# dbs farmer walk

25 minutes

Laura f/49/5'7/145

Comment #26 - Posted by: power-girl at November 2, 2011 1:42 PM

The TED speech on leadership by General Stanley McChrystal was great. I passed it on to my son who is in his first year at the Naval Academy.

As a side note, my son tells me that Crossfit is everywhere at the Academy!

Comment #27 - Posted by: Lee Orozco at November 2, 2011 2:04 PM

@Zack comment 19

There are lots of good video's in the journal on how to train gymnastic movements. As for Paleo diet, I like this site:

Good luck bro.....

Comment #28 - Posted by: kiba at November 2, 2011 2:21 PM

That's an interesting photo, but that particular use of chains perplexes me, unless it's in lieu of a weighted vest. My understanding of chains is that by allowing them to accumulate on the floor, their weight is lessened. When they are thus lifted from the floor,the load increases, forcing the athlete to increase his power at a point when it usually decreases.

I'd love to hear the athletes thoughts/reasoning behind this particular use of chains.

Comment #29 - Posted by: Shannon at November 2, 2011 2:29 PM

So, I just started crossfit about 3 weeks ago, I do it at a regular gym, and by myself, my times are almost double, I love kicking my own butt, does anyone know about what supplements are good for this type of training? I stay sore for

Comment #30 - Posted by: Abraham at November 2, 2011 3:02 PM

Did yesterday's nutso carry heavy stuff workout. info there. woah.

Comment #31 - Posted by: matt h 50 179# 1mar11 at November 2, 2011 8:26 PM

Great photograph!

Does anyone know the load strength of those rings?
I think he's on the cusp with that kind of weight.

Good to be aware and be safe...check your equipment out before attempting a movement such as that one using a very heavy load...

Safety never takes a day off folks!

Comment #32 - Posted by: Nickolas at November 3, 2011 1:27 AM


5K: 29:39

Comment #33 - Posted by: mom to five at November 3, 2011 4:43 AM

or you could just wear a weighted vest...

Comment #34 - Posted by: goodguy at November 5, 2011 2:13 PM

VRT does require the resistance to be reduced and applied throughout the rom of the lift (looks like he's at the bottom with no reduction in resistance)...hopefully the chains are used for additional weight in this pic...otherwise, I will assume he also wears them out in public to make himself look cool there, too. Sweet pic tho...definitely will spark the interest of those who don't know better

Comment #35 - Posted by: nicetry at November 5, 2011 8:00 PM
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