December 6, 2011

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Kevin Boudreau, Chris Story and Eric Burns on the USCGC Healy above the Arctic Circle.

"Being the Greatest Left-Handed Arm Wrestler of All Time" by Sevan Matossian, CrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]

"How To Build A Garage Gym Rogue Style" - video [wmv] [mov]

"The Great Global Warming Fizzle" by Bret Stephens, The Wall Street Journal.

Posted by Pukie at December 6, 2011 5:00 PM

Wow, what an AMAZING place to get a WOD in. Awesome photo!

Comment #1 - Posted by: James at December 5, 2011 5:12 PM

That is an awesome pick! Glad to see you're still killing it! Large moving ship + ice + snow packed deck + sea state = constantly varied, functional movement with a twist. I'm dedicated, but not that dedicated. Give me some hot chocolate and a shake weight in those conditions. Be safe bro!

Comment #2 - Posted by: David at December 5, 2011 5:17 PM

That picture is awesome

Comment #3 - Posted by: Joe at December 5, 2011 5:20 PM

Great photo!!!

Also a very good article!

Comment #4 - Posted by: Matt T. at December 5, 2011 5:25 PM

good to see Mikko!

Comment #5 - Posted by: shawn mcqueen at December 5, 2011 5:27 PM

that's one cool pic!

Comment #6 - Posted by: Cam at December 5, 2011 5:27 PM

Funny to see a picture of people wearing shorts above the arctic circle and a link to an article denying global warming.

Comment #7 - Posted by: larry at December 5, 2011 5:33 PM

"The Great Global Warming Fizzle" is one of the stupidest articles I ever read... One has to be truly ignorant, or ARROGANT I should say, to compare global warming with religion, because unlike religion, science has no ego.

"its claims are often non-falsifiable" COMON dude, EVERYTHING in science is falsifiable, and that's why it has no ego. Global warming has been proven again again and again years ago, and you know what? Nature doesn't care what you believe or not, so you not believing in global warming won't make it not happen... What about you get a PHD and prove it wrong, then you will be allowed to compare it with religion.

Comment #8 - Posted by: PP at December 5, 2011 5:33 PM

From yesterday -
Carbon Emissions Show Biggest Jump Ever Recorded:

Comment #9 - Posted by: Griff at December 5, 2011 5:49 PM

The global warming article is surely a joke, right? Although maybe that is to be expected from the Wall Street Journal when they put a political/economic bias on a matter that clearly transcends both.

On a positive note, cool bike in the rogue video.

Comment #10 - Posted by: sixer m/34/5'9"/160 at December 5, 2011 5:56 PM

Great Photo

Comment #11 - Posted by: Chris Coker at December 5, 2011 6:02 PM

And they once believed cigarette smoking was good for athletes! In fact, early Tour De France riders would grab a quick smoke to help draw more oxygen into the lungs. Tobacco companies fought tooth and nail to disclaim the science that smoking "might" be bad for one's health. Would you smoke before a WOD?

Comment #12 - Posted by: Mark vallely at December 5, 2011 6:04 PM

The Earth's average temperature may be rising.

Fact: The same thing has happened many times during the Earth's history.

Fact: Mankind had nothing to do with it in any of those cases.

Comment #13 - Posted by: Crow at December 5, 2011 6:17 PM

Real estate professionals take note: Highest and Best Use of new residential construction....

Rogue Fitness!

Comment #14 - Posted by: Matt at December 5, 2011 6:18 PM

Does anyone actually use the comments to post their numbers from the WOD?

Comment #15 - Posted by: Batman at December 5, 2011 6:27 PM

#14 My thought exactly.

Comment #16 - Posted by: John at December 5, 2011 6:32 PM

Great photo - aircraft carrier in the arctic circle has to be one of the the top ten places to WOD.

Article was a waste of time. Had nothing substantive to say on the issue just offered ad hominem attacks on a few scientists. Kind of scary for the species that it could even be published.

Comment #17 - Posted by: bd at December 5, 2011 6:36 PM

cool photo

Comment #18 - Posted by: Georgie at December 5, 2011 6:40 PM

#6, it was actually somewhere around 0 degrees out that day, but when we were up by the north pole in July temps averaged 20's - 30's.

Comment #19 - Posted by: Chris S at December 5, 2011 6:41 PM

it's actually Coast Guard icebreaker. check it out:

Comment #20 - Posted by: Chris S at December 5, 2011 6:43 PM

38:14 - "Rowing" Eva.

Comment #21 - Posted by: Alan J. at December 5, 2011 6:43 PM

Great team event in Idaho

Comment #22 - Posted by: Medic8 at December 5, 2011 6:43 PM

I think the Wall Street Journal is helping to spread the oil company propaganda. Up here in Canada we hardly ever get a real winter anymore and snowmobiles sit in people's garages. Meanwhile Shell puts out commercials about the "environmentally friendly" way they run the Alberta oil sands operations. Wall Street is not seeing the big picture and it will eventually result in an economic meltdown. When it hits their wallets they will care.

There is my rant - I will post the WOD results tomorrow!

Comment #23 - Posted by: Dave at December 5, 2011 6:50 PM

Other than the girl in the bikini working out in the snow storm from last winter, this is the second best picture ever posted.

Comment #24 - Posted by: Jeff W at December 5, 2011 6:51 PM

Look. I am truly open minded to the idea that man may be impacting the planet's climate. I have a vested interest in this planet surviving beyond the next few generations and so do my kids. But instead of science/proof all I get is manipulated "settled science" garbage from the politically/money motivated CRU clowns.

Here's a bold new idea. How about taking the opinion out of it and brining me real [scientific] data. Until then I'm just not going to be convinced that I am a murderer of planets.

Comment #25 - Posted by: Gault Falcon at December 5, 2011 6:52 PM


Comment #26 - Posted by: Mike at December 5, 2011 6:52 PM

Yes, the Earth's temperature has had wild fluctuations in the past... but not while human beings were trying to live on it. The Earth will be fine. Our presence on it is what is in jeopardy.

Loved the garage gym video. Wish I had a garage!

Comment #27 - Posted by: Griff at December 5, 2011 6:55 PM, #12 says 'Fact: Mankind had nothing to do with it in any of those cases.'

It's a FACT! No disputing it....end of

Comment #28 - Posted by: B.O. at December 5, 2011 7:17 PM

Awesome pic! Definitely in the top 5.

Here we go again... Glassman senior (Coach's dad) just can't seem to accept the fact that Global Climate Change is real. He's still throwing out old arguments that have all been refuted years ago, and his latest attempt to deny climate change through this weak article comparing it to religion isn't helping him. Kind of a last, desperate gasp.

Unfortunately GCC is real, and every single scientific institution in the world agrees it is real. Including Big Oil's own scientists! The argument is over.

Comment #29 - Posted by: Crix (41,m,5'11",175) at December 5, 2011 7:21 PM

Why is Crossfit venturing into politics? That global warming opinion piece belongs in Pukie's bucket.

Comment #30 - Posted by: Derrick Miller at December 5, 2011 7:22 PM

phenomenal photo

Comment #31 - Posted by: RYC at December 5, 2011 7:25 PM

AWESOME Pic-way to go guys.....Go Dawgs!

Comment #32 - Posted by: Shel at December 5, 2011 7:30 PM

Great picture!

Epic video with Mikko in the garage. good stuff

Comment #33 - Posted by: Mark at December 5, 2011 7:37 PM

Awesome photo guys, have a safe patrol and enjoy your inport in Seattle, and always WOD easy before watch!

Comment #34 - Posted by: yaniKeke86 at December 5, 2011 7:42 PM

Eva was terrible today. Hands are a mess and I had to cut out the last round because of a visit from pukie. Still, 4 rounds in 40 minutes.

It boggles my mind that educated people can deny that human beings are contributing to some form of climate change. I would trust scientific research over any amateur's analysis on any day of the week. I propose a simple experiment to test if fossil fuel emissions are harmful to our environment and ultimately, to humans: park your car in your garage, (unless its a crossfit garage), close the garage door, and just sit on the hood while your car idles. If you don't have a pounding headache in 10 minutes, I'll buy you a paleo milkshake.

Comment #35 - Posted by: Chris M/26/190/6'1" at December 5, 2011 7:46 PM

Bad ass pic. One of the better ones I've seen on here....except for the nekkid girls doing pull-ups.

Comment #36 - Posted by: Justin at December 5, 2011 7:47 PM

Why are you highlighting an opinion piece in the first place? “Measurable, observable, repeatable facts” has been the basis of crossfit and yet you promote a piece that denies the facts to what has been settled science.

The article is drivel, conflating climate science and religion is an insult to us all. Religion is the belief in the absence of facts. Or more to the point, it is the belief in opposition to the facts.

Driven by a political agenda, WSJ has tried to confuse the issue instead of informing.

I expect better from you guys.

Do you ever notice how all of these ‘denier’ articles are not written by scientists? There is a reason for that.

Comment #37 - Posted by: crosscrazy at December 5, 2011 7:49 PM

Kevin, Chris, and Eric,

Stop working out and go guide the fuel barge to Nome.

Comment #38 - Posted by: Chris at December 5, 2011 7:51 PM

Is there any risk to accepting global warming? Developing oil alternatives seems like a good idea... I wonder why CF is so committed to global warming skepticism when the rest of the world literally has accepted global warming (as a result of human CO2 pollution).

Sigh. Some day, we all will accept it, but I fear by then it will be too late.

Comment #39 - Posted by: Sigh at December 5, 2011 7:56 PM

#33, the problem is that a lot of the scientific data demonstrates correlation but not causality. It's also really frustrating as a scientist to get any answers or do any credible literature search in climate change because moving against the grain is so "taboo".

Having said that I guess I realize why climate change can be considered almost religious, it's totally not PC to talk about it or have a debate about it.

I like many others would like some actual scientific data performed with scientific methods. In any other field of science that would be the bare minimum.

(wow...just siad the exact same thing 24 did.)

Comment #40 - Posted by: Justin at December 5, 2011 8:00 PM

On the pic of the USCGC First: SWEET!, Second: Go DAWGS!

Someone in Columbus hit the CrossFit lottery...lucky duck.

Comment #41 - Posted by: Paddy at December 5, 2011 8:04 PM

I do know that we are destroying our planet in many different ways, without question. I also know that all of the planets in our solar system are raising in temperature right now, which doesn't help matters at all.

Comment #42 - Posted by: jason at December 5, 2011 8:11 PM

What's wrong with believing in global warming? I mean, you can grow apples now in Alaska. What's not to like?

Comment #43 - Posted by: billcorno at December 5, 2011 8:26 PM

Unstoppable... You are awesome Eric! Keep it up.

Comment #44 - Posted by: Stephani at December 5, 2011 8:30 PM

17 years old
5ft 6inches

275-295-315-325-355 (pounds)

Comment #45 - Posted by: Jake Frye at December 5, 2011 8:41 PM

Good god-amighty, what an awesome photo!

Comment #46 - Posted by: Apolloswabbie at December 5, 2011 9:17 PM

How much does that garage gym cost?

Comment #47 - Posted by: Steve at December 5, 2011 9:36 PM

Probably the best pic yet!

Comment #48 - Posted by: Reh, 28m, 195 at December 5, 2011 9:50 PM

#22 Dave

Hogwash. Like most global warming advocates you look at too small a sample... When your data is proven wrong you change the context of the argument to "climate change". It is human nature to think we have to be the major contributor to the problem.

By the way, -18 C on the prairie tonight and record snowfall last winter.

Comment #49 - Posted by: Ronnieboy at December 5, 2011 9:56 PM

Travis Bagent! Your a sav. If the nemiroff is in your future next year i hope you bring that gold back home!

Nice weight Jake. 355 is legit.

Comment #50 - Posted by: Nick P at December 5, 2011 9:59 PM

Next time you think it's too cold to do a WOD....
So proud of my husband and the team for kicking ass up there! Artic Crossfit=bad ass!!

Comment #51 - Posted by: Jackie B. at December 5, 2011 10:10 PM


Comment #52 - Posted by: Rinat at December 5, 2011 10:26 PM

Let's see, slippery surface, unpredictable seas, and artic about mid-line stabalization!!! Great Freaking Picture!!!

Comment #53 - Posted by: Kenny at December 5, 2011 10:29 PM

awesome work brothers, keep it up!

Comment #54 - Posted by: Styx at December 5, 2011 11:10 PM

5 km run outdoors (concrete, V5s): 27:01 (avg 11.1 kmph).

Comment #55 - Posted by: Alan H. in Kabul at December 5, 2011 11:45 PM

Dear Rogue (or anyone else)

What is the cost of setting up that gym with every piece??

Starting with no equipment to including everything, even floor mats.


Comment #56 - Posted by: Matt_in_Oz at December 5, 2011 11:48 PM

Dear Rogue (or anyone else)

What is the cost of setting up that gym with every piece??

Starting with no equipment to including everything, even floor mats.


Comment #57 - Posted by: Matt_in_Oz at December 5, 2011 11:50 PM

155, 185, 205, 225, 251 fail on 3rd rep

Comment #58 - Posted by: Kirk M/29/5'5"/180 at December 6, 2011 1:12 AM


Comment #59 - Posted by: TomO/45/M/200 at December 6, 2011 1:38 AM

the article is just short of blasphemy (to use the religious term)

climate changes is not real and is going to fade from our minds..... thats the some logic that most "new years resolution" gym dwellers have. No quick results? Florida is still above water? Good, the rumours of climate change must be false then. Lets watch its followers crumble under the lack of catastrophic events while we continue to exploit every last known resource to man.

Comment #60 - Posted by: silvs at December 6, 2011 2:26 AM


Comment #61 - Posted by: B-Mo at December 6, 2011 2:49 AM


front squat


Comment #62 - Posted by: cosmo at December 6, 2011 2:56 AM

Let's be honest here, we all know that the current government dietary advice is based on loose science and manipulation of results. I see no reason why the 'global warming' information we're fed isn't equally as questionable.

Comment #63 - Posted by: Steve Thomas at December 6, 2011 2:59 AM

Until the doubters can explain phosphate and poly-phosphate decentrification in marine phytoplankton and what that tells us about about climate change; or what nitrogen fixation rates have to do with changing global temperature - as opposed to relying on poor rhetoric to defend your argument- then I suggest you remove talk of "fact". You don't understand the science behind it. It has become a politicized argument and is now almost completely devoid of scientific discussion.
On another note 285, 285, 295, 315, 315. 31M, 6'3", 195

Comment #64 - Posted by: Jon at December 6, 2011 3:04 AM



Comment #65 - Posted by: Ryan at December 6, 2011 3:27 AM

That's the best photo ever put on this site. Well done guys!

Comment #66 - Posted by: Gerard at December 6, 2011 3:45 AM


Did ATG (ass to grass) back squat

3 * 285# (ATG) on heaviest 3-rep set, then did a max at 305# afterwards which is well below my usual. Oh well, I did't feel that strong today. Some days you just don't have it.

Comment #67 - Posted by: Jose at December 6, 2011 4:25 AM



Comment #68 - Posted by: nutfam at December 6, 2011 4:47 AM

135x6, 225x6, 315x3, 315x3, 365x2 (no spotter), 315x3, 315x4 finished with some cleans 225x1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1+Jerk

Comment #69 - Posted by: jkel m/30/6'/230 at December 6, 2011 4:52 AM


Comment #70 - Posted by: preacherman at December 6, 2011 5:00 AM

185/205/215/225/ the first 235 failed the second two.


Comment #71 - Posted by: Greg Snyder at December 6, 2011 5:01 AM

Maybe there could be articles posted about fitness/athletics/technique/bios of "famous" crossfitters, etc. Isn't that why Crossfit is here? F'rinstance, today you could post an article about back squat technique/tips

Comment #72 - Posted by: MDMelissa F/47/5'4"/122 at December 6, 2011 5:07 AM

How come all of you shooting off your mouths about how politics should stay off of this website and they should only stick to fitness articles dont say a word when other articles come up that arent so sensitive? 22 total comments on sunday when there was something posted about teachers? Just curious. A little consistency would be nice from this "community"

Comment #73 - Posted by: Mike D M/28/6'0"/183 at December 6, 2011 5:28 AM

Asking that politics staying off the website =/= withholding comments when political articles do appear. Also, thanks for recognizing that doubting human-caused global warming is a political rather than scientific agenda.

Comment #74 - Posted by: Dude at December 6, 2011 6:04 AM

135, 185, 225, 275, 295 all easy, fail at 315. Great Picture and love the article. Since Al Gore came out with his movie, we have had real winters here in Michigan. Coincidence? No, I believe natural fluctuations.

Comment #75 - Posted by: James McHugh at December 6, 2011 6:07 AM


Comment #76 - Posted by: Kay F/30/5'6"/117 at December 6, 2011 6:07 AM

29/5'9"/205 shallotte NC

Comment #77 - Posted by: nathan at December 6, 2011 6:12 AM


90-100-110 (1)-105-110(2) kg

last time 85-95-102 PR -105 PR-100 (5 reps) kg

Comment #78 - Posted by: Memuc at December 6, 2011 6:20 AM

The elements of cultism that the author identifies regarding the global warming movement could be applied equally as well to Crossfit or Paleo or any other movement. It is a guilt by assocation argument that inherently lacks merit.

Comment #79 - Posted by: Dan is Morristown at December 6, 2011 6:23 AM

Incredible how Crossfit can be so scientific in its approach to fitness, and yet so anti-science about climate change.

Comment #80 - Posted by: Latham at December 6, 2011 6:25 AM

New pr for back sqaut 125 lbs 44 lbs better than my previous pr.
Thanks Crossfit

Comment #81 - Posted by: Richard Stunt at December 6, 2011 6:26 AM




Comment #82 - Posted by: Tim at December 6, 2011 6:27 AM

Awesome pic! I want to do a seminar up there!

Comment #83 - Posted by: Dave Lipson at December 6, 2011 6:32 AM


Comment #84 - Posted by: SupremeAllah at December 6, 2011 7:08 AM

Amazing pic. Thank you!

Comment #85 - Posted by: CraigH at December 6, 2011 7:12 AM


Comment #86 - Posted by: Ryan S (M/34/5' 7"/160) Fort Mohave, AZ at December 6, 2011 7:18 AM

Box Squats to a 14" box, normal squat width: 135-155-185-195-205-215-225

metcon: 10 min AMRAP: 5 12" box squats 135#
Max isometric pullup hold while partner does squats
8 + squats

Comment #87 - Posted by: Curtis Warren at December 6, 2011 7:27 AM


Comment #88 - Posted by: test at December 6, 2011 7:32 AM

185, 205, 225, 235, 255

Pretty sure it's not a PR but I've been working on flexibility lately

Comment #89 - Posted by: NinjaTarzan at December 6, 2011 7:54 AM

Great Photo! GO DAWGS!!

Comment #90 - Posted by: Burr at December 6, 2011 8:01 AM

as Rx'd

315/365/365/385 - 1/355

Comment #91 - Posted by: SanJo Monster M/33/5'9"/189 at December 6, 2011 8:03 AM


Comment #92 - Posted by: Townsend m/28/5'8"/140 at December 6, 2011 8:08 AM

295 lbs. in the bucket. PR 18

Comment #93 - Posted by: justin at December 6, 2011 8:19 AM

The editorial was almost 100% fact free--but at the end slipped in one piece of flimsy cherry-picked straw in the form of a single statement re hurricane frequency. I think I'll trust the people who have crunched the data instead of this ostrich!

Comment #94 - Posted by: Flabbergasted at December 6, 2011 8:39 AM

275 across the board

We got on board the HEALY when she pulled into Honolulu not long ago. and saw the sets of rings strung up in the helicopter hangar. We knew you guys were ready for the trip.

Go hard!

Sector Hono

Comment #95 - Posted by: TRN III at December 6, 2011 8:55 AM


...and in the future shut up and post workouts. How would you like it if some climate scientist tried to tell you that your theory on fitness is bunk.

Comment #96 - Posted by: J.W.C. at December 6, 2011 8:57 AM

Best CrossFit picture ever!

Semper P.

Comment #97 - Posted by: C at December 6, 2011 9:00 AM

Global warming and religion go hand in hand. Unfortunitly, the global warming that good religion warns us of is the total destruction of the earth with fire by God. So repent, believe the gospel, and escape global warming that is coming!

"But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 2Peter3:10

Comment #98 - Posted by: Gar at December 6, 2011 9:06 AM

That is such a cool photo!

Comment #99 - Posted by: Faith/Hypoxia at December 6, 2011 9:10 AM

Awesome pic!!

Comment #100 - Posted by: Penny at December 6, 2011 9:21 AM

The weak-minded right-wing readings posted on the site make me ashamed to be a Crossfitter. The narrowness is precisely the opposite of Crossfit's athletic approach, as is the utter disregard for empirical data. Pathetic.

Comment #101 - Posted by: Daniel Kunitz at December 6, 2011 9:37 AM

Last 3 sets at 275.

The absolute insistence that *all* of the science is on one side of this argument (or that all of the science is pure) demonstrates the point of the article.

Comment #102 - Posted by: Michael m/49/5'9"/170/MI Survivor at December 6, 2011 10:04 AM


135# DL 15 Reps
Row 500M
15 Abmat SU


Weak sauce.

Back Squats tomorrow.

Comment #103 - Posted by: bingo at December 6, 2011 10:10 AM

The package is 2,273.44 without Bumper Plates!

Comment #104 - Posted by: Nick S. at December 6, 2011 10:19 AM

Danie K:

"The weak-minded right-wing" - So because someone believes differently from you, their weak-minded?

Your entire comment makes me ashamed to "be a crossfitter" as you put it. I'll gladly crossfit with someone who has a different belief than I do.

Comment #105 - Posted by: weakminded at December 6, 2011 10:32 AM


Comment #106 - Posted by: Andrew Bueno at December 6, 2011 10:32 AM



Hey Bingo, nice work buddy :)

Comment #107 - Posted by: Playoff Beard at December 6, 2011 10:37 AM

***pr is 340

Comment #108 - Posted by: Jonblaze at December 6, 2011 10:47 AM

Worked up to 205lb and stopped, knee a bit stiff (DJD)
Extinction of Man-WFS

Comment #109 - Posted by: Pete In Sun City at December 6, 2011 10:50 AM


Comment #110 - Posted by: NUcf m/25/5'7"/155 at December 6, 2011 10:59 AM

215 for 3.

followed by 5 rounds of 5 bs at 135, 10 ring push ups, 15 pull ups in 11:40.

Comment #111 - Posted by: cm at December 6, 2011 11:00 AM

Awesome picture! Those guys killin it on the ship. Looks like another day at the beach.

After the workout it should say:

Post times and excuses to comments.

Seriously, no one cares that you had a hang nail and thats why your power clean was below your PR. Similarly, no one cares that your back squat "could have" been better, had you not had a mosquito bite on your elbow. It's like people post a load or time and then list the dumbass things that held them back from shocking the world with an insane workout. Strong headwind, a shoelace untied, sneezing between GHD situps. I'm sure that sneeze really killed your elite time or load for the workout.

Sure, I squatted 325 pounds today, but i "could have done a lot more". Well, why didn't you then? PR means what you have put on the bar and lifted, not what you think you could have put on the bar and lifted. I can think my way to a :49 second Fran, however, I am far from actually doing that.

Comment #112 - Posted by: CFBill at December 6, 2011 11:01 AM



Comment #113 - Posted by: Batman at December 6, 2011 11:03 AM


Comment #114 - Posted by: Rough Robbie at December 6, 2011 11:07 AM


Been doing Hatch programming off of 425BS/325FS

Week 8

Comment #115 - Posted by: Peter at December 6, 2011 11:10 AM

Reading any feedback forum on the Internet has become a worthless endeavor. Rather than focusing on the topic at hand, discussions rapidly digress into politics, opinions on social matters and ripping into someone with personal attacks for purporting a dissenting perspective. I am interested in determining how I stack up against you blokes, but I could care less what you think about global warming, the President or any other matter. Save it for someone who might actually care what you think.

Comment #116 - Posted by: Jason at December 6, 2011 11:26 AM

Here's some "climate change" food for thought...

What if we took the most politically charged terms/ideas out of the discussion?

I am oppossed to the "facts" that "prove" global warming is real. The data is underwhelming at best, and clearly manipulated at will to prove a pre-established conclusion, instead of the other way around.
Many people like me immediately resist and argue in opposition to the arrogant global warming crowd who are quick to hurl insults to anyone who agrees with less than 100% of their stance. There is a great deal of debatable data, "proven" by scientists on both sides of the argument, that prove/disprove global warming.

That said, can we not agree that mankind is having a negative net impact on the earth? That pollution is destroying coral reefs, polluting waterways, razing rainforests, destroying precious ecosystems, etc?

And cannot we not all agree that these impacts if they are not addressed, will ultimately increase and compound to a point where mankind's overall quality of life is severely impacted if not threatened entirely?

Thoughts from both sides of this debate?

Comment #117 - Posted by: NWH at December 6, 2011 11:28 AM

The climate change article must have been written by the Stephan Colbert of non-comedy. No one could be that lame for real!

Comment #118 - Posted by: Keith at December 6, 2011 11:42 AM

Awesome Shot

Comment #119 - Posted by: Tim Banfield at December 6, 2011 11:46 AM

Awesome picture!

Global temperature data are all freely available to anyone who wants to download it and analyze it his-or-herself at

Comment #120 - Posted by: CJS at December 6, 2011 11:49 AM

Warmed up with 135, 185, 225, 275 then started WOD


In pounds
325/335/345/355/360 (only got 2 on 345, weird grip or something)

Not bad for this lanky guy since last fall, my 5 rep max was 205lbs.

Comment #121 - Posted by: Ryan at December 6, 2011 11:53 AM


Comment #122 - Posted by: Brad R M/31/6'4"/195 at December 6, 2011 12:02 PM

@ #49 Ronnieboy: "By the way, -18 C on the prairie tonight and record snowfall last winter."

Funny you should bring that up right after chastising others for looking at "too small a sample", eh?

Also: global warming (man-made or not) does not mean it will always be warmer everywhere.

Comment #123 - Posted by: StevenC at December 6, 2011 12:08 PM

@ #115 NWH: "...the arrogant global warming crowd who are quick to hurl insults to anyone who agrees with less than 100% of their stance."

"What if we took the most politically charged terms/ideas out of the discussion?... I am oppossed to the "facts" that "prove" global warming is real. The data is underwhelming at best, and clearly manipulated at will to prove a pre-established conclusion, instead of the other way around."

I hope the irony of your statements is not lost on you.


Comment #124 - Posted by: StevenC at December 6, 2011 12:12 PM

Good Job Kevin, glad to see you are still hitting it hard even while underway.

Comment #125 - Posted by: Chris L at December 6, 2011 12:22 PM

To be clear: I have no objection to posting right-wing screeds on the site, merely to posting only right-wing screeds. Intellectually it's like doing nothing but light bicep curls, day after day.

And the attitude of NWH above seems utterly reasonable.

Comment #126 - Posted by: Daniel Kunitz at December 6, 2011 12:29 PM


Comment #127 - Posted by: mlt at December 6, 2011 12:41 PM

CrossFit needs to stick with what it has been able to repeat and prove through fitness and needs to stay out of politics. What is the agenda of To get people healthy through knowledge of fitness or is the agenda something bigger? I believe that the credibility of the site is weakened when it ventures into areas that is clearly outside the intent of what CrossFit is about.

Comment #128 - Posted by: Kurt at December 6, 2011 12:44 PM


Comment #129 - Posted by: Jeff A. at December 6, 2011 12:52 PM

Check out for a home gym rack system starting at $400-$450

Comment #130 - Posted by: Steve at December 6, 2011 1:02 PM

i need a partner so bad. i got 325 without too much effort but im seriously scared to go any higher without bumpers or a partner

Comment #131 - Posted by: steve scott at December 6, 2011 1:06 PM


Comment #132 - Posted by: Joe Garnes at December 6, 2011 1:11 PM

All right, time to represent some of the lighter weights!

115, 135, 145, 155(1), 155

X3 PR, 155 was x1 PR last cft day


Comment #133 - Posted by: ashley at December 6, 2011 1:15 PM

Global warming is a lie.

Comment #134 - Posted by: Connor sharpe (age 16) at December 6, 2011 1:27 PM

185, 225, 275, 315, 320

Comment #135 - Posted by: Dawgsrus at December 6, 2011 1:46 PM


CrossFit has always been about discussion on rest days. Unfortunately, the liberal minded Cross-fitters are so narrow minded, that when someone else challenges their intellect, they become enraged, and often go on the offensive with personal verbal attacks and insults. -All this to show us how freedom loving they are.

The liberal atheist loves to hack away at the supposed stupidity of the Christian, whom he claims blindly follows after fairy tails. But all the atheist has to offer is none better, far worse! He will tell you that everything came from nothing, spontaneously, but give no proof. The Christian will say God always existed, and made everything. The atheist has the proven lie of evolutionism as his bible. The Christian has the Bible, and given the prophesies that have all come true in the Bible, one would be truely intellectually wise to give the words of such a book more credit, then the words of a dead philosopher.

Comment #136 - Posted by: Gar at December 6, 2011 1:52 PM


First time over 200# in 6 months. It showed.

Laura f/49/5'7/140

Comment #137 - Posted by: power-girl at December 6, 2011 1:54 PM

Whose paying for the global warming studies? If the market rewards the best results, shouldn't we see study after study disproving global warming? Don't scientists have just as much to gain monetarily from a pro-CO2 article because the primary CO2 polluters - oil and gas companies are the best and richest example - paid them to produce the research? Since pro-CO2 sources are just as rich, if not richer, than anti-CO2 resources, then why hasn't pro-CO2 research smothered the field? It seems like there would be money from both sides of the debate, so saying "follow the money" doesn't make any sense as a rebuttal (to the science) of global warming research.

Comment #138 - Posted by: Geez at December 6, 2011 1:56 PM

Could someone please give me a detailed explanation of today's WOD. Does that mean 5 sets doing 3 reps each time? I am clearly new to this.

Comment #139 - Posted by: Josh O'Neal at December 6, 2011 2:04 PM

@#133 Gar:

Congrats! I don't think I had ever read a post in which every single argument is either fallacious or simply false. You must be proud, buddy!

Comment #140 - Posted by: StevenC at December 6, 2011 2:04 PM


...God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things —and the things that are not —to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. 1Corinthians1:27-29

Comment #141 - Posted by: Gar at December 6, 2011 2:32 PM

Just so happened to be backquat day at our box!! We did 5-5-5-5 I did 185-215-235-245 =]

Comment #142 - Posted by: Ron White at December 6, 2011 2:36 PM

CFWU x 3 (minus pullups due to torn hand from Eva), warmup squats 3 x 5 @ 135lb.

185-225-245-265-275(tie PR)

Finished with 3 x 10 @ 135lb. Form felt awkward today, need to back squat more often.

Comment #143 - Posted by: Sheldon N (M/34/6'/183) at December 6, 2011 2:49 PM

@#137 Gar:

God sounds a little insecure, wouldn't you say?

In any case, I don't see how your reply relates to my comment in any way. But hey, suit yourself.


Comment #144 - Posted by: StevenC at December 6, 2011 2:53 PM


It's been awhile since I've squatted!!

Comment #145 - Posted by: allenA at December 6, 2011 2:55 PM



Comment #146 - Posted by: Chas at December 6, 2011 3:03 PM

how much rest should you take between sets for this wod?

Comment #147 - Posted by: ben clark at December 6, 2011 3:03 PM


Comment #148 - Posted by: rawhide at December 6, 2011 3:05 PM


Comment #149 - Posted by: David Ramirez at December 6, 2011 3:12 PM

Just to squash all the global warming mess!

The second law of thermodynamics says that everything in the universe is headed towards heat death! See below from wiki:

The second law of thermodynamics is an expression of the tendency that over time, differences in temperature, pressure, and chemical potential equilibrate in an isolated physical system. From the state of thermodynamic equilibrium, the law deduced the principle of the increase of entropy and explains the phenomenon of irreversibility in nature. The second law declares the impossibility of machines that generate usable energy from the abundant internal energy of nature by processes called perpetual motion of the second kind.

The second law may be expressed in many specific ways, but the first formulation is credited to the French scientist Sadi Carnot in 1824 (see Timeline of thermodynamics). The law is usually stated in physical terms of impossible processes. In classical thermodynamics, the second law is a basic postulate applicable to any system involving measurable heat transfer, while in statistical thermodynamics, the second law is a consequence of unitarity in quantum theory. In classical thermodynamics, the second law defines the concept of thermodynamic entropy, while in statistical mechanics entropy is defined from information theory, known as the Shannon entropy.

Global warming violates the second law of thermodynamics. As usual, A little common sense goes a long way to dispell theories by men who are educated beyond their own intellegence!

Comment #150 - Posted by: Mike at December 6, 2011 3:17 PM


Cheers man.

God insecure, hardly. For to stand against God is death. God merely wants those who foolishly think they can stand against Him, to see the futility of it, so as to escape His wrath. He is the King of kings, and Lord of lords. Nothing insecure about Him. If He were to allow man to continue on his own path, man would be utterly lost. It is the love of God, not His insecurity that compels Him to show us how futile we are when we think we have anything wise to speak against Him.

God's love climaxed when He became a man, and endured our punishment for sin on the cross. Three days later rising from death to life. All who repent, and believe the Gospel are wise and will escape His wrath and death. Everyone else is already condemned. -See John chapter 3.

This is why we should be merry at Christmas. This is why we should have joy.

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. -Isaiah9:6

Comment #151 - Posted by: Gar at December 6, 2011 3:29 PM

63kg for 6 set of 3

Comment #152 - Posted by: adamz at December 6, 2011 3:31 PM

cf box-wod, 3 parts:

- 2rm snatch technique work - ~7 sets, up to 95#
- 3rm 1-arm DB row - ~8 sets, up to 80#
- 3 standing broad jumps, inch-total; 6 rounds, with 10T2B in between each round - up to 262 inches (~22 feet).

Comment #153 - Posted by: matt h - 50 179# 1mar11 at December 6, 2011 3:41 PM

185, 195, 205, 210x2, 210x2

Comment #154 - Posted by: Edwards M/15/5'11/160 at December 6, 2011 3:50 PM

More Coastie love!!!
Semper Paratus!!!

Comment #155 - Posted by: cbpTom at December 6, 2011 3:59 PM

Disappointing, but my back was talking to me a little too much for me to push it further.

Comment #156 - Posted by: Ben S at December 6, 2011 4:03 PM

265 270, then just pooped out from sore back.

Comment #157 - Posted by: ScottMacArthur at December 6, 2011 4:07 PM


225/275/295/315/335 (PR)

Comment #158 - Posted by: pjduenas at December 6, 2011 4:11 PM



Comment #159 - Posted by: jason at December 6, 2011 4:13 PM


3-3-3-3-3 Backsquats

155, 185, 205, 205, 205

Comment #160 - Posted by: JuliePlatt at December 6, 2011 4:18 PM

m 51 6'2" 195
Did 5 sets of 9 back squats (up to 345lb)
3 sets of 9 front squats at 195
3 sets of 8 overhead squats at 115-125 lbs
then 3 sets of jumping squats with bar only

20,760 total lbs of squats if I did my math right.
My legs feel funny, kind of like the muscles are all turning into jelly or something

Comment #161 - Posted by: bobr at December 6, 2011 4:30 PM

Got up to 255 lbs.

Comment #162 - Posted by: Kyle A. at December 6, 2011 4:32 PM


Comment #163 - Posted by: fr.m M/33/5'11"/180lbs at December 6, 2011 4:44 PM

An icebreaker pic and a global warming article - nice shot, pun intended.

The only reason those guys are up there is they are mapping, routing and generally laying claim to what everyone in the know knows will eventually become an open shipping lane.

Regards true believers.

Comment #164 - Posted by: Nick at December 6, 2011 4:45 PM


Comment #165 - Posted by: Aaron (26/M/5'8''/180) at December 6, 2011 4:46 PM

And amen on the "enough with the right wing screeds." I guess you've got to appeal to the lowest common denominator sometimes :-)

At least we get decent music on rest days... small mercies.

33:10 , rowed 800, 1.5pood swings, max rep pullups (between 10 and 20). m 170#, 5'11", 39

Comment #166 - Posted by: Nick at December 6, 2011 4:54 PM


Comment #167 - Posted by: Justin (28/M/5'11"/205) at December 6, 2011 5:00 PM


Comment #168 - Posted by: Storm at December 6, 2011 5:12 PM


Comment #169 - Posted by: tscottmajor m/33/5'11/175 at December 6, 2011 5:36 PM

235 (1 rep)
230 (1 rep)

Comment #170 - Posted by: Blake Powell at December 6, 2011 5:36 PM

Sorry, but as a physics student I can't let those comments unanswered xD

#150 You said :

"Global warming violates the second law of thermodynamics. As usual, A little common sense goes a long way to dispell theories by men who are educated beyond their own intellegence!"

Was that a sarcastic joke? Or did you forget to read your own quote, which states "in an isolated physical system", which the Earth isn't...


You are right to not believe anything that your government tells you, however, global warming isn't a USA thing, people in Universities all over the world are studying the subject, not for US or money, but for actual contribution to society...

#135 You said :

"But all the atheist has to offer is none better, far worse! He will tell you that everything came from nothing, spontaneously, but give no proof. The Christian will say God always existed, and made everything. The atheist has the proven lie of evolutionism as his bible."

An (intelligent) atheist will tell you that there is no such thing as absolute certainty, except for uneducated minds and fanatics... No proof? actually you can look up wikipedia "Cosmic microwave background radiation" as irrefutable proof that the Big Bang did occur. What caused it? No one knows, so people who told you that it came from nothing were simply wrong, but there are many unproven possible hypothesis, like quantum fluctuations and M-Theory, if you are interested in. Which "evolutionism lie" do you refer to? In case you didn't know, evolution has been proven repeatedly for over 100 years now, and I have never read any scientific article disproving it, so I'd be glad to read that ! If you do not believe me, I suggest watching this video on evolution

have fun and have a nice day!

Comment #171 - Posted by: PP at December 6, 2011 5:47 PM

Upper body was so sore from yesterday I was happy to see squats today! Did some warmup sets then:

Comment #172 - Posted by: Kurt M/38/190lb. at December 6, 2011 5:48 PM



Comment #173 - Posted by: Nigel at December 6, 2011 5:49 PM


Little shaky did not try pr of 405 for 3

Comment #174 - Posted by: Kevin McClellan 50/195 at December 6, 2011 5:50 PM

225, 235, 245, 255, 265

Jessica - 135, 145, 155, 165, 170, 175 (2 of 3)

Compare to:
100829 - 240, 245, 250, 255, 260
090313 - 225, 225, 225, 235, 240

Comment #175 - Posted by: B. Rhaly at December 6, 2011 6:14 PM


Comment #176 - Posted by: Raph at December 6, 2011 6:16 PM

235x3 (fail)

Comment #177 - Posted by: Scooter at December 6, 2011 6:16 PM

278x3x3/4 depth

Comment #178 - Posted by: DAVID LINGLE at December 6, 2011 6:24 PM

Regardless of weather or not you believe in global warming, I certainly hope that people actually realize that there's a lot of negative impact on the planet from humanity (burning fossil fuels, over-consumption, etc.) these days.

We have been improving a little, but still have a long way to go.

Ask yourselves, what will it take to make our impact lighter. Cut our reliance on fossil fuels? Definitely. Stop making/buying as much crap? Yup. Start making products that are designed to last? Sounds good to me.

Interesting enough, most established industries have a lot to lose from this. Taking care of the planet is bad for business. Heaven forbid the recession gets worse....

Thanks but no thanks WSJ... I know where your motivations lie.

Comment #179 - Posted by: Uli Kunkel at December 6, 2011 6:37 PM

Aircraft Carrier photo is bad ass!

Comment #180 - Posted by: Sarah at December 6, 2011 7:15 PM

225-275-315-355(PR)-365(half a rep)

Felt pretty solid. Didn't have someone watching depth but it felt low enough.

Comment #181 - Posted by: justaman - liberty, sc at December 6, 2011 7:28 PM

135-145-155-155( spotter forgot to add weight)-165-175(f)

Comment #182 - Posted by: thinlizzie at December 6, 2011 7:32 PM


Not my best but i haven't worked out in over a month. yesterday (eva) was my very first crossfit workout, i'm finally excited about working out agian!

Comment #183 - Posted by: Rocky at December 6, 2011 7:43 PM


20 pound PR since my last 3RM...


Comment #184 - Posted by: James Rochy at December 6, 2011 7:43 PM

225-245-265-285-300(no more weight at home)

Comment #185 - Posted by: Bill at December 6, 2011 7:45 PM

Whoever posted that the 2d law of thermodynamics disproves global warming is confused and mistaken. The 2d law of thermodynamics relates to equilibrium within a system, but the poster seems to say that the system here is Earth. But that leaves out the Sun, which is heating the Earth. So the Earth is not headed toward an equilibrium based on a finite amount of energy already introduced into the system. The problem is that the Earth now traps more energy because of CO2 released by humans. And can I just point out that no scientific literature has purported to refute global warming based on thermodynamics, so perhaps gleefully typing that novel theory on a fitness comment board might indicate that the theory is not a stroke of genius but simply wrong.

Comment #186 - Posted by: Physics Guy at December 6, 2011 8:26 PM


not bad considering that my 1RM mid-Sept was 245lbs!

Comment #187 - Posted by: Saam at December 6, 2011 8:27 PM


Started too light

Comment #188 - Posted by: Mel Evenson at December 6, 2011 8:31 PM


Comment #189 - Posted by: Jonesy Boy at December 6, 2011 8:46 PM

80-90-100-110-120 kg
started out a little too light, could definitely have done a little more but i wasn't sure what weight i should be doing since it was my first time

Comment #190 - Posted by: Evan at December 6, 2011 8:51 PM

I like the photo. Not a bad place to work out, well then again there really isn't a bad place to workout. I wish I could do more, but I will get there. 95-145-155-165-175.

Comment #191 - Posted by: Michael Sigsbury at December 6, 2011 9:58 PM

First Time

Comment #192 - Posted by: Jacob P at December 6, 2011 10:14 PM

FIRST: What the alarmists never wish to admit is that the skeptics agree the earth has warmed since the Little Ice Age; however, the earth has not yet gotten as warm as it did during the Medieval Warm Period or earlier & much-warmer Roman Warm Period. See chart from 1990 IPCC report ... ... any idea how many SUV powered boats the Vikings had (grin)?

SECOND: What Climategate 1.0 email leaks revealed about the "Hide the Decline" scientific cover-up & scientific fraud, is explained by the same UC Berkeley Professor who recently lead a more open re-analysis of the temperature record ... ... recommend this video as a separate REST DAY video post.

THIRD: A two-part short video interview with UC Berkeley Dr. Richard Muller of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project discussing his recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article: Muller stands by the article but says the WSJ gave the piece a misleading headline. Muller goes on to say that in his opinion, the earth is definitely warming but says skeptics bring up good points and criticizes Al Gore's documentary "An Inconvenient Truth." He also says some scientists are to blame for the confusion among the public on what the truth really is:
Part 1 ...
Part 2 ...

FOURTH: For the more IT minded, familiar with how to professionally develop software for paying customers, read through the leaked Climategate 1.0 "HarryReadMe.txt" file describing the untested (SQA-wise) and undocumented (CMM-wise) spaghetti code underlying that the British CRU Climate Model ... ... or google "Harry Read Me" to read what it is all about. Reading this will make an alarmist green software developer into a skeptical software developer.

Comment #193 - Posted by: RM3 Frisker FTN at December 7, 2011 12:27 AM



Comment #194 - Posted by: Nick at December 7, 2011 3:12 AM


135, 185, 225, 245, 275x 2 (fail), 255

Comment #195 - Posted by: Mark S. at December 7, 2011 5:06 AM



Comment #196 - Posted by: DT at December 7, 2011 6:38 AM

Awesome photo, other than the Georgia t-shirt. ;)

Comment #197 - Posted by: Sarah at December 7, 2011 7:17 AM


Comment #198 - Posted by: Leslies 40/F/5'5"/125 at December 7, 2011 7:23 AM

1715 rx'd

Comment #199 - Posted by: Jeff at December 7, 2011 8:07 AM

Focused on form today.

205, 215, 225, 235, 245 (F)

Comment #200 - Posted by: fosterww98 at December 7, 2011 8:58 AM

In an effort to focus more on conditioning and getting my run down while still giving my legs attention I did
Kelly (she was hot :)
WOD: 5 Rounds for time of:
Run 400 meters
30 box jump, 24 inch box
30 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
and added a 225 set of 10 squats at the end of the 5 rounds

Rx:41:28 felt in beast mode until I looked at the WOD for today. gonna be a tough run.

Comment #201 - Posted by: Lee B at December 7, 2011 9:48 AM

Lol, Mikko's wearing Nike pants. Would have thought for sure someone would ensure the 'bok was represented...

Comment #202 - Posted by: Ty M. at December 7, 2011 9:52 AM

@Comment 8 ... your comment and the use of words such as "stupid" and "ignorant" shows beyond any shadow of doubt that science = humility and absolutely no ego exists.

Comment #203 - Posted by: gator at December 7, 2011 10:02 AM

Response to the sun as an external energy source.

The Sun is a star and it is like all other stars headed for heat death as per the 2nd law of Thermodynamics states. The Universe is the system and the earth but a small fraction of that system. So, as the sun colls so also will the earth and all the other planets.

Again a little study will dispell theories by men that are educated beyond their intellegence!

Comment #204 - Posted by: Mike at December 7, 2011 10:12 AM

1/2 Mile Run
3 X 5 205# Squats
30 K's to E's
25 Pushups

Comment #205 - Posted by: dyagg at December 7, 2011 10:50 AM



Comment #206 - Posted by: Stef at December 7, 2011 10:50 AM


Comment #207 - Posted by: Ryan at December 7, 2011 11:17 AM


Still coming back..

Comment #208 - Posted by: Crix (m/41/6'/174) at December 7, 2011 11:36 AM

2011-12-07: 255. Tuff.
2011-06-13: 257. Felt good.
2011-02-26: 251.
2010-12-20: 241.
2010-08-29: 230.
2009-12-15: 230.

Comment #209 - Posted by: gs at December 7, 2011 12:03 PM

I agree that we should keep an open mind regarding global warming... but this article is written to further polarize the two groups. This issue concerns everyone and it should bring people together regardless of their political and religious views. I would strongly suggest keeping politics away from the Cross Fit community, especially articles like this one. Nothing good comes from 'us vs. them' state of mind but unfortunately this is exactly the direction that everyone seems to pursue at this time.
Train hard my friends.

Comment #210 - Posted by: Darko at December 7, 2011 1:36 PM


Read the Bible. Evolution is a lie! God made everything, and everything He made is His proof that He is.

To take His proof away from Him, and use it to support the silly fairy tale of evolution is intellectually dishonest. Evolution has never been proven, nor can it be. The real science has always supported creation. But those who hate God, and are not willing to follow Him want something else to explain why they are here, to ease their conscience for not obeying God. Good luck with explaining how proven evolution is on Judgement Day!

Comment #211 - Posted by: Gar at December 7, 2011 2:37 PM

185. 195. 205. 215. 225 (2).

Comment #212 - Posted by: Steve g 27m/6'3"/215 at December 7, 2011 2:59 PM

Nice Pic! Go Dawgs!

Comment #213 - Posted by: Chris at December 7, 2011 3:02 PM

100kg (depth getting sketchy)

Indicative of lack of training.
(Tried 100kg last round but had nothing after 1 rep).

Comment #214 - Posted by: JT at December 7, 2011 3:14 PM

Previous PR was 135, this is just the second time I've tested my back squat

3 @ 100
3 @ 120
3 @ 135
3 @ 150 (PR)
3 @ 165 (PR - body weight)

Comment #215 - Posted by: JFitz at December 7, 2011 3:23 PM

Awesome pic.. one of the best ever posted. And to all the crazies posting today.. I don't care about your views.. just post your weights from the WOD.

Comment #216 - Posted by: dre at December 7, 2011 3:27 PM

If you repeat something often enough people will believe it. A fact is something you can prove with an experiment that is repeatable. Much like you can not prove evolution. You can believe it if you like, but it is based on some amount of faith - not fact. Just like religion.

Comment #217 - Posted by: MikeB at December 7, 2011 3:47 PM

BSx3: 95,135,155,165,175

Comment #218 - Posted by: Harpo m/44/5'7"/145 at December 7, 2011 4:01 PM


Comment #219 - Posted by: myles456 at December 7, 2011 5:17 PM

255 x 2, failed on 3rd

Comment #220 - Posted by: mslo25 m/31/5'10"/160 at December 7, 2011 5:51 PM

155 175 185 195 185

Comment #221 - Posted by: David Burns at December 7, 2011 5:56 PM


Front Squats

155 x 5
165 x 5
175 x 5 (PR is 180)

First FS in 6 weeks. Pleased.

Comment #222 - Posted by: bingo at December 7, 2011 6:20 PM

Results in filter...

Comment #223 - Posted by: bingo at December 7, 2011 6:40 PM

M/ 37/ 133 lbs/ 5'-6"
As Rx:
185 lbs x 3
205 lbs x 3
225 lbs x 3
245 lbs x 3
245 lbs x 3

warmed up with DUs, stretching, pushups and the Bergener warmup as well as some warm up squat sets with 95, 135, 165 for 5 each... I have not back squatted in a very long time.. I have been working more on the Oly lifts as well as front and overhead squats.. I should be doing a lot more than these numbers.. I did all these with no belt to work my midline stabilization... I felt good.. maybe I should have gone to 265, but I have no spotter and there are only metal plates at the gym so if I lose it, then there's gonna be a LOUD noise and lots of commotion... anyhoo, good WOD..
Post WOD... I did some KB swings and stretched for a while.

Comment #224 - Posted by: anton at December 7, 2011 7:04 PM


Comment #225 - Posted by: Kyle Byrne at December 7, 2011 7:25 PM

315,365,395,405 low bar) then 315,275,275 high bar

Comment #226 - Posted by: JDisch at December 7, 2011 8:15 PM

awesome photo - gettin it on no matter where you are!

Comment #227 - Posted by: M at December 8, 2011 4:42 AM

As rx'ed:

265(pr x 2, fail)

Used to doing sets of five. Feel like I should have been able to get heavier on this. As for the Wall Street Journal article, I appreciate the opportunity to read something that I disagree with from time to time, but it should be challenging. Brett Stephens gives us insight into the power of fear and denial to sidestep facts, but not much else.

Comment #228 - Posted by: tgremillion M/30/6'1/185 at December 8, 2011 5:40 AM


Don't know what was the matter today but just didn't feel stable in my core today.

Comment #229 - Posted by: Bells at December 8, 2011 6:28 AM

175 (weight for the last set the last time I did this workout)

Comment #230 - Posted by: JFA at December 8, 2011 6:53 AM


still getting back into it

Comment #231 - Posted by: Callum at December 8, 2011 7:26 AM

C.Powers 100
Nick G 115
B.Powers 115
Alexis 95
Gabe 120
Quinn 120
Anthony 55
Matt 55
Mariah 110
Aly 110
Mikey 145
Show 150
Nate 180
B.Wille 165
Dom 205
Meghan 135
Marianne 75
Alyssa 95 (front squat)
Ryan R. 295
Chris 295
Rachael 90

Comment #232 - Posted by: BFCC at December 8, 2011 8:05 AM

age 22 bw 170


Comment #233 - Posted by: Chris S at December 8, 2011 8:21 AM

185# all sets

Comment #234 - Posted by: Abhi at December 8, 2011 8:30 AM

ha ha ha Mikko sneaking in in the end of that Video there. nice touch.

Comment #235 - Posted by: mancina at December 8, 2011 8:35 AM

Oy. Why do people get so angry about an OpEd piece that takes a position against global warming - based upon very real facts? i.e. the leaked emails that show that scientists who were ardent proponents of pushing " Anthropogenic Global Warming" - which then had to have its name changed to "Climate Change" - wrote emails about fudging data and hiding inconsistent facts. Is climate change so settled - like say, the Second Law of Thermodynamics (wink, wink) - that no one can offer alternate hypotheses? Or even skepticism, without being called names?

Can we also separate two different issues that I think get continually conflated and ruin the debate: being environmentally friendly and AGW? I believe we absolutely should develop better, cleaner technologies. I believe we have an ethical obligation to be good stewards of the environment (generally).
I also think the science "proving" that man is causing "global warming" is far from settled. These are not inconsistent positions.

Let's be clear - the Earth is (on average) getting warmer. Man is on the Earth. Those two facts are not ineluctably tied together, nor do they lead to the unassailable conclusion that Man is causing the Earth to get warmer. This also does NOT mean I am anti-environment. So, can we stop the name-calling and be a little less muddled in our thinking and discussions?

A recent article shows that the IPCC models had to again be revised downward because - shocker - it turns out that CO2 may not cause the Earth to heat up in the way previously thought. Whoops.

I've seen some evidence to suggest that the current heating trend may have more to do with that big yellow thingie up in the sky, rather than whether or not I drive an SUV over a hybrid. Or the whole nation drives H2s instead of Priuses.

All of this only leads a reasonably educated person to believe that perhaps the "science" on AGW (er, "climate change", which has to be one fo the dumbest phrases ever coined - just think about it for a moment) to be not nearly as rock solid as has been suggested.

I don't see how any of this is inconsistent with CrossFit's stances on the government's dietary guidelines. Maybe CF is wrong to be skeptical in all things, but if CF had simply accepted the "prevailing (governmental) science" we'd be recommending cereal in the morning, along with orange juice, etc. Instead, the recommendations are vastly different. So, why is it "hypocritical" to apply that same skepticism to AGW? Especially for those of us who grew up being told that we should fear the impending Ice Age that was coming (by experts in the 70's.)

Perhaps AGW's proponents will turn out to be right in the long run - but when they continue to be wrong about their models and continue to have to revise the alarmist predictions, I see nothing crazy about healthy skepticism. And those who believe in AGW should welcome debate on the subject. This is complicated stuff - forgive me for not believing out of hand that we can generate a computer model that accurately captures EVERY thing - every single factor that contributes to the Earth's temperature. And I'm not ready to make sweeping policy changes - nor ship 100s of billions of dollars to other countries - over science that is not, to my mind, "settled".

Comment #236 - Posted by: Dale_Saran at December 8, 2011 9:08 AM

185, 205, 225, 225, 225

Comment #237 - Posted by: Matt Burritt at December 8, 2011 3:38 PM

row 1k

Back Squat 3-3-3-3-3 reps
133 155 177 199 215

Comment #238 - Posted by: slowweak at December 8, 2011 6:53 PM

111206: 185-205-215-225-235(PR)
101220: 185-205-225-235(f)-225
091215: 225-235(PR)-245(f)-235-235(f)

Comment #239 - Posted by: DanEOD at December 9, 2011 2:18 AM

to finish off did 5x3 of 225

Lack of focus on strength training of late showed. Last year I think I would have been in the 295-305 range or better.

Comment #240 - Posted by: clark at December 9, 2011 2:58 AM



Comment #241 - Posted by: Antun Karlovac at December 9, 2011 2:00 PM

Felt weak today!


21 thrusters 65 lb.
400 m run
18 clean & jerk 65 lb.
400 m run
15 power snatches 65 lb.
400 m run
30 bb chest press 65 lb.
400 m run


Comment #242 - Posted by: al deezy at December 9, 2011 2:34 PM

Jeff @ work
WBB style

Comment #243 - Posted by: Jeff & Charity @ CF Snohomish at December 9, 2011 9:56 PM

240# x 5 w/ 60 sec. rest between sets

Comment #244 - Posted by: Jetté 42/M/5'11"/170 at December 10, 2011 2:04 PM

185 x 3
225 x 3
235 x 3
225 x 3
185 x 3

Previous PR = 270 x 3

Ended with an untimed active cool-down.
21 Thrusters 65#
Run 400 m
18 Clean and jerks 65#
Run 400 m
15 Power snatches 65#
Run 400 m
30 Barbell chest press 65#
Run 400 m

Comment #245 - Posted by: Miyagi m/31/170.2# at December 10, 2011 6:05 PM

Comment #246 - Posted by: paul at December 11, 2011 7:02 AM


280# (1)

Comment #247 - Posted by: Bill Gibson at December 12, 2011 1:05 AM

CFWU x 3 Rings and Lunges


Comment #248 - Posted by: F15E_WSO/M/49/72"/180 at December 12, 2011 12:13 PM

matched previous, 225 3RM. Butt onto med ball, form good. PAC

Comment #249 - Posted by: Ajax at December 12, 2011 5:49 PM

Back Squat 5,5,5,5,5


Comment #250 - Posted by: Jared at December 13, 2011 3:29 PM

CFWU-3. Reg. Superman. Burgener. DU.
Not bad. Real good depth. Knees still coming in though.
work on knees out & that was terrible last 3 sets.
12/20/10: 285,295,305,315,325
12/15/09: 275,285,295,305,315

Comment #251 - Posted by: jrm at December 13, 2011 6:58 PM

275, 285, 295, 305, 305

Comment #252 - Posted by: MikeyPaul - M/30/5'8"/170 at December 13, 2011 7:01 PM



Comment #253 - Posted by: Scott R at December 14, 2011 5:39 AM

I helped to build that ship!

That's so awesome that it is in one of your daily updates. I worked at Avondale Shipyard in LA at the time.

It's a great motivational pic.

Comment #254 - Posted by: Clifford Faucheux at December 14, 2011 7:06 AM

I did this one a little differently. I did two back squats and two burpees that ended in jumping over a 2 ft box. I did each set each minute on the minute.

I got up to 255 and then failed on 260. I was very sore the next day.

Comment #255 - Posted by: Mik at December 14, 2011 9:52 AM

I did this one a little differently. I did two back squats and two burpees that ended in jumping over a 2 ft box. I did each set each minute on the minute.

I got up to 255 and then failed on 260. I was very sore the next day.

Comment #256 - Posted by: Mik at December 14, 2011 9:52 AM

365/365/385/405/425 last set was a three rep PR

Comment #257 - Posted by: Daniel P at December 14, 2011 1:34 PM

95,115,135,185,205 vs
95,135,155,155,155 no rack 6/14/11
135,135,135,135,135 3/1/11
135,195,205,225,235 4/24/09
135,195,205,225,205 3/13/09

row 1k wu 3:58. abmat x 18 after.

Comment #258 - Posted by: kevin o at December 14, 2011 5:04 PM

Ran out of time.
Old PR is 320

Comment #259 - Posted by: ferb44 182# at December 15, 2011 7:16 AM

I don't really do Crossfit, I was just curious about it. I'm a little dismayed that your workouts include very polarized political articles. I have a VERY strict rule, no politics in the gym, no politics on the trail. That being said, yes, global warming is real, and I hope I am not the only one who noticed the irony that you posted that (poorly written) article immediately beneath a picture of people working out on the deck of an arctic research vessel. I don't think I'm of the political leaning required to do Crossfit, it's a shame that's a part of it, good luck to you.

Comment #260 - Posted by: R at December 16, 2011 7:02 AM

135, 185, 225, 255, 275(f)

PR: 295

Comment #261 - Posted by: Manchild at December 16, 2011 4:31 PM

Up to 245#

Comment #262 - Posted by: fathertyme 33/m/6'/170 at December 19, 2011 6:55 AM

205 205 205 205 205

Tried to get all the way down to a wallball on each squat

Comment #263 - Posted by: Cleveland at December 19, 2011 8:56 AM

Back Squat 3-3-3-3-3 reps:

135, 155, 175, 185, 185

Comment #264 - Posted by: fitz997 at December 19, 2011 5:33 PM

345 - 365 - 375 - 380 - 385x3 PR

Comment #265 - Posted by: PaulDiane at December 20, 2011 8:57 AM


Back squat 3-3-3-3-3

365 lbs

Comment #266 - Posted by: Rob M at December 22, 2011 1:18 AM

275x6, 295x6, 305x6, 315x4, 325x3

First time doing squats in month. Now I remember why...


Comment #267 - Posted by: Kent at December 22, 2011 2:23 PM

225# on all 5 rounds

Comment #268 - Posted by: SF at December 23, 2011 11:11 AM

185, 225, 245, 245, 255

Comment #269 - Posted by: Ukkrew at December 23, 2011 12:36 PM

110-115-115-115-117.5k (pb) 03.01.12 (belt)

the extra back squat training is paying off.

80-90-95-95-100k (pb) 15.06.11
88-98(fl)-93-93-95.5-95.5 21.03.11

Comment #270 - Posted by: zenoperegrinus at January 3, 2012 3:17 AM

255 (PR from here on)
315 (1 rep then failure)

Comment #271 - Posted by: Scratchy at January 4, 2012 6:25 AM

Have not heavy squatted in years


Wish I would have started @ 310

Comment #272 - Posted by: Wayne at January 12, 2012 6:39 PM

5x45, 5x95 5x135, 3x185 box squats (over bench)

Comment #273 - Posted by: Doug at May 7, 2012 4:24 PM
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