January 25, 2012

Wednesday 120125

Rest Day


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JP Christal's garage gym, Henley Beach, Australia.

"All in the Family" with Brenda Glidden, CrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]

Showdown for the few remaining tickets for the CrossFit Tour Fort Worth Stop - video [wmv] [mov]

Joseph Haydn, Symphony No. 86.

William Wordsworth - A Character.

"De Plague, De Plague" by Richard Fernandez, Pajamas Media.

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Posted by Pukie at January 25, 2012 5:00 PM

Sweet garage gym!

Comment #1 - Posted by: Travis Janeway at January 24, 2012 5:15 PM

What a great looking gym! Entirely Jealous.

Comment #2 - Posted by: Greg at January 24, 2012 5:20 PM

I want one !!!!!

Comment #3 - Posted by: kenny at January 24, 2012 6:01 PM

Whew, I needed a rest day

Comment #4 - Posted by: Reid at January 24, 2012 6:07 PM

Wow! That gym is amazing! Can't wait to have one of my own! Rest day couldn't have come at a better time!

Comment #5 - Posted by: Omar at January 24, 2012 6:14 PM

Resting this evening. May become wine sodden. Suggest you consider the same.

May or may not see you later...

Comment #6 - Posted by: bingo at January 24, 2012 6:15 PM

Great set up!

Comment #7 - Posted by: Frank DiMeo at January 24, 2012 6:18 PM

Dearest Bingo

Does becoming wine sodden perhaps coincide with listening to the State of the Union Address?

Comment #8 - Posted by: gabby at January 24, 2012 6:19 PM

You've mentioned wine a few times. Please elaborate. Thank you.

Comment #9 - Posted by: Bugdjj at January 24, 2012 6:49 PM

gabby 8...Nope, avoidance strategy.

Bugdjj...a worthy educational pursuit.

Comment #10 - Posted by: bingo at January 24, 2012 6:52 PM

Does anyone know the owner of that gym???? Or contact details for them. It's about 5 mins from my place and keen to smash some wods

Comment #11 - Posted by: Josh at January 24, 2012 7:13 PM

what up fellow Texans...ftw

Comment #12 - Posted by: leviathan93 at January 24, 2012 7:17 PM

is that attached to a house??

Comment #13 - Posted by: rickycbobby at January 24, 2012 7:18 PM


:) Amazing set up!

Comment #14 - Posted by: Marie at January 24, 2012 7:25 PM


Comment #15 - Posted by: Jimmy at January 24, 2012 7:25 PM

Enjoy the wine soaking Bingo, its one of lifes wee luxsuires & proof you human an not a total CF machine.

Comment #16 - Posted by: Livy959 at January 24, 2012 10:43 PM

The article compares issues that don't even make sense. Occupy Wall Street has brought a number of issues to light that are actually being discussed (i.e. the enormous wealth disparities in the country). No conservatives were railing against our last president (Bush) as he spent the US into the ground with two wars and deregulation of the financial industry.

Comment #17 - Posted by: Matt at January 25, 2012 5:46 AM

Hi Bingo,

you've mentioned your son(s) starting up a CF box.
where is it located? i'm on the east side of Cleveland, in geneva, working out in my basement but would love to have some coaching other than what i study on the mainsite videos. the closest box which was in mentor is no longer there.

also, thank you for your wonderful posts. i look forward to your words of wisdom. actually, looking at the WODs and reading everyone's comments every morning have inspired me to do better with each workout. i'm a 47 y/o mother of two (homeschooling mom) and even though i don't do the mainsite WODs - since i'm not on that level - i'm healthier than i've ever been. i do my own "programming" and when i look back in my workout log from even four months ago, i can see that i've come a LONG way. i've been doing CF for nine months now and i've noticed it has helped me to be a better mother/teacher as well, because i'm capable of doing things i've never before thought possible and i'm not discouraged but instead i'm more focused than ever on the end goal!

Comment #18 - Posted by: julie j. at January 25, 2012 6:08 AM

4 Miles with 10lbs on my back
40:14 slower than expected definitely not PR

Comment #19 - Posted by: SanJo Monster M/33/5'9"/189 at January 25, 2012 6:24 AM

Hi julie j!

The boys are in Amherst, quite a ride from the Geneva. There are some really good boxes closer to you with really good coaching. Feel free to hit me up d a r r e l l w h i t e @ m a c . c o m.

Welcome aboard.

Comment #20 - Posted by: bingo at January 25, 2012 6:42 AM

I need pics of garage gyms people actually park in!

--Also, much thanks to CFHQ and Bingo. I have been CF'ing for >2 years, but switched from local box to home gym ($$ and family reasons). The programming and WOD videos are fantastic, and it is fun going back to the old box and wiping the floor with those guys coming from my garage gym!

Comment #21 - Posted by: CBS at January 25, 2012 7:25 AM

I'm loving the symphonies!

I have a question for anyone, last night I was doing pull ups and 3 callouses split open and my hands are an absolute mess right now. I read that Graham Holmberg "shaves" his callouses and "sands" them. Can someone give me more insight on how to take care of callouses so they don't protrude so much ending in this disaster? thanks!

Comment #22 - Posted by: Kyle McD at January 25, 2012 8:25 AM

@Kyle - Do a search in the Crossfit Journals for "hand rips". The article has good suggestions for treatment options on rips and prevention techniques. I never had much luck shaving my callouses. I bought a nice pair of cuticle scissors and cut mine down. Then regularly apply Climb On to keep my skin supple. Works for me, and I'm sure plenty of other remedies out there.

Comment #23 - Posted by: Adam at January 25, 2012 9:37 AM

Anyone have any spare bands? I could really use them for my soldiers. They are hard to come by here.

Comment #24 - Posted by: Nathan Lewis at January 25, 2012 10:36 AM

kyle - i recently busted my hand doing a pullup WOD and i immediately stopped (on a thursday). this is what works for me. ready? i bought a pair of cuticle scissors and cut the flaps. then i cleaned it carefully. it's gonna sting like crap but that's what you get for ripping your hand. i even tied a bag around it so i could take a shower and bathed my hand separately. anyway, what really worked for me is Neosporin AND petroleum jelly (w/ aloe) overnight, uncovered for two nights. i also applied both during the work days. i rested friday. by saturday morning, i put a light tape job on it and did a muscle up WOD. my hand was fine. now, you need one of those pumice stone things that women use for their feet calluses. it's in the health/beauty section but they help keep your healing callus from overgrowing & ripping. that's my two cents. good luck.

Comment #25 - Posted by: rickybobby at January 25, 2012 10:46 AM

I agree with Matt (#17ish). I actually had a hard time figuring out what the author's point was.

Whatever it was, it seemed trite and inconsequential compared to the reality of wealth disparity and the burgeoning plutocracy wrought by corporate personhood.

We shouldn't use our First Amendment right to free assembly because of rats? Our dangerous experiment in middle-class protectionism might go awry and turn to velociraptors?

Uh... sure. Great point I guess.

Comment #26 - Posted by: Travis at January 25, 2012 10:54 AM


Did this WOD yesterday, got a PR!

Comment #27 - Posted by: Fidencio Hinojosa at January 25, 2012 10:59 AM

@Comment #8 by gabby asking "Does becoming wine sodden perhaps coincide with listening to the State of the Union Address?"

There is a blogger known as "Vodkapundit" (Stephen Green at PJ Media) who Drunkblogged the State of the Union Speech at this link >>> http://pjmedia.com/blog/drunkblogging-the-state-of-the-union-speech/

Comment #28 - Posted by: RM3 Frisker FTN at January 25, 2012 11:50 AM

New to Crossfit! one week in and love it <3

Question about WOD-is that all you do for your workout? (example-mondays workout was very short)


Comment #29 - Posted by: Erin at January 25, 2012 12:32 PM

Erin @ #27
Yes the mainpage workout is the only workout most CFers will do in a day. You will find that most of the WODs, if you do them at max intensity will be plenty. Mondays workout is a dynamic strength day, which is going to feel different than, say Elizabeth acouple of days before. You'll hear a lot about energy pathways and each WOD is designed to tax different ones on different days. To make a long story even longer...pay attention to Bingo's post (much more insightful than me), warm-up, know your limitations and have fun!

Comment #30 - Posted by: Tony at January 25, 2012 12:47 PM


Classic CF question. If you are new the short answer is 'yes'. Take a peek back at all of the workouts this month and search each one for 'bingo' for a longer version offered several times.

Welcome aboard. Fasten your seatbelt.

Comment #31 - Posted by: bingo at January 25, 2012 12:55 PM

I just started CF 4 days ago. I'm in pretty good shape and can do the WOD with the weight scalled down a few lbs but can do the reps. I run alot also prob 25miles + a week. Should I be doing any other weight training work outs, or is the WOD enough?

Thanks in advance, Chad 27M/5'10"/170lbs

Comment #32 - Posted by: Chad at January 25, 2012 12:55 PM

That is such a sweet looking box...I also like the natural sweat blood and tears on the sidewalk in front- it's well used despite its current cleanliness.

Comment #33 - Posted by: Angela at January 25, 2012 1:21 PM

Cindy 23 + 2 pullups

No rest today. A buddy wanted to workout and I couldn't say no!

Comment #34 - Posted by: Paul m/28/6'2/190 at January 25, 2012 1:23 PM

#22 Kylie, I used to tear my hands all the time doing pull ups. Now I use a Manicare corn plane to shave down my callouses and I haven't had a tear since.

Comment #35 - Posted by: Matt at January 25, 2012 1:28 PM

#27 Erin,

Also please consider doing www.mobilitywod.com as well as the normal WOD. Preferably this is done after your body is warm and before the workout, but it's not necessary that it be done before.

Comment #36 - Posted by: ckatech at January 25, 2012 1:54 PM

annie with ghd's in 11:40, 1 round of jackie 10:30 (should have pushed harder on thrusters, row was 4:02), followed by 10 minute ladder of ring dips and box jumps, both wearing 20 lb vest and got 9 plus 1 dip.

Comment #37 - Posted by: cm at January 25, 2012 2:10 PM

That is a cool power rack design. I like the bottom support brace. What brand/model is that power rack?

Comment #38 - Posted by: dude at January 25, 2012 3:05 PM

Rest day

Comment #39 - Posted by: Joe at January 25, 2012 3:24 PM

That's not a 'garage gym'! It's a box! I am so jealous!

Comment #40 - Posted by: C-Michael at January 25, 2012 3:45 PM

I can do this WOD!!

Comment #41 - Posted by: Mark Nolan at January 25, 2012 4:44 PM

WOD time: 24 hrs at minimum intensity. feels great!

Comment #42 - Posted by: Wes at January 25, 2012 4:57 PM

@ Chad - If you are a runner, you might look at www.crossfitendurance.com. B-Mac is the Crossfit running guru and his program will prep you for any endurance event you want, using met cons and short runs. He also has supplemental heavy lifting if you feel you need it.

Comment #43 - Posted by: Perry at January 25, 2012 5:20 PM


5K: 29:00

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