February 18, 2012

Saturday 120218

Rest Day


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Amanda Piazza's home gym, Sterling, Virginia.

"The Hybrid Story" with Rob Orlando, CrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]

"It's For Everybody: Matt Ramsey on The Open" - video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]
Register for the Open here.

Felix Mendelssohn, String Octet in E flat, Op.20.

Charles Baudelaire - Correspondences.

"Burning Man" by Jay Kirk, GQ.

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Posted by Pukie at February 18, 2012 5:00 PM

Matt Ramsey's story is very inspiring.
Drive and determination.

Comment #1 - Posted by: mr Garison at February 17, 2012 5:13 PM

awesome :)

Comment #2 - Posted by: Eric Gatti at February 17, 2012 5:19 PM

Thats a great home gym. I'm actually also in nova. What're the chances of me being able to come by for a workout sometime? I miss bumper plates in globo gyms.

Comment #3 - Posted by: Curtis at February 17, 2012 5:33 PM

I'v only been crossfiting for about a month now and I can not find anything on pre-workout supplementation. I'm not sure if it is not recommended and eating paleo is all I need or if there are any caffeinated, vaso-dilating, muscle pump to use?

Comment #4 - Posted by: Alex at February 17, 2012 6:21 PM

You leave your barbell outside in the snow?!?! That's abuse.

Comment #5 - Posted by: John Seiler at February 17, 2012 7:15 PM

Where can I get that rack? I want one of these in my back yard too... :)

Comment #6 - Posted by: Raiff at February 17, 2012 7:21 PM

Enjoyed the GQ story. God bless our troops.

Comment #7 - Posted by: jhe at February 17, 2012 7:59 PM

This picture must be photoshopped... NoVa doesn't get snow these years.... :)

Comment #8 - Posted by: Darby at February 17, 2012 8:55 PM

@ #6, Raiff, I'm in Vegas but I got that same rack about a year ago at Dick's Sporting Goods on sale for $250. The name on it is "Protocol".

Comment #9 - Posted by: ravyn at February 17, 2012 9:54 PM

Great "open" video.

Comment #10 - Posted by: Jim McHugh at February 18, 2012 4:58 AM

Brrr! I thought I had it bad in my unheated garage. It's bad enough working with freezing cold metal in your hands. Doing it all in the snow, no thanks.

Comment #11 - Posted by: Steve Cole at February 18, 2012 5:58 AM

My rest day was spent bouldering on some rad limestone blocks. Feels great to have my forearms pumped!

Comment #12 - Posted by: 513climber at February 18, 2012 6:16 AM

That video of Matt was awesome!

Comment #13 - Posted by: Aaron S. at February 18, 2012 6:51 AM

Great "Open" video. Has there been any talk of starting a wounded warrior's style crossfit games?

Comment #14 - Posted by: Al Dennison at February 18, 2012 7:01 AM

God bless 1Lt Amy Larsen

Comment #15 - Posted by: Bart at February 18, 2012 7:41 AM

Wow, that Matt Ramsey video was powerful. I did not sleep well last night and I was going to allow myself to use that as an excuse to blow off my run this morning. After watching that video I'm heading out the door for that run.

Thanks for the motivation, Matt. Good luck in the Open.

Comment #16 - Posted by: Pat Sherwood at February 18, 2012 8:14 AM

Hey Guys/Gals,

No that is not a photoshopped picture, it's from about two months ago. Yes the barbell and weights stay out and since the barbell abuses us, then it can take some back. Doing the WODs out in the elements gives a bit of a more realistic perspective to the functional fitness thing. Nice day, great WOD, not so nice day, even better WOD.

Comment #17 - Posted by: Chuy at February 18, 2012 8:35 AM

The gym is open! Good work.

Comment #18 - Posted by: Derrick at February 18, 2012 8:38 AM

If I knew I'd live this long, I would have taken better care of myself. –- Mickey Mantle

Comment #19 - Posted by: J.T. at February 18, 2012 10:29 AM

Matt's a badass, he raised the bar for everyone around him whenever he's in the gym. Makes me a better coach every day in every way.

Comment #20 - Posted by: Chef at February 18, 2012 11:40 AM

Hello Crossfitters. I do not know many of you, but once upon a time I came here very often.

I've been out training for my first marathon the past few months(18 miles today), so not many main site WODs have been done lately.

Anyway, I just thought I would say hi and shout out some old friends to see if anyone from the day still comes here.

Strong Lil' Pony, Goat, Cookie, Cynthia J, Franiel, Bingo, Appoloswabbie, One Fast Bird, Rookie, Fat Tony, Herm, Eric "cougar hunter" Gohl, Jason P and the rest of the FRAT. I still think about you guys and miss you lots.

Man hugs and bad English for the house, on me!


Comment #21 - Posted by: Playoff Beard at February 18, 2012 1:05 PM

Fun rest day. Did 1/2 Bradley (5 rds.) with my cousin, while playing with my daughters. My 7 y.o. is a great motivator!!

24:40, terrible time, but had fun doing it!

Comment #22 - Posted by: C.J. at February 18, 2012 2:04 PM

Big hugs and bad English back at ya, PB!

Comment #23 - Posted by: bingo at February 18, 2012 2:14 PM

Today I went to an affiliate for the first time. I enjoyed it... but our garage is just too well stocked to pay a membership fee elsewhere.

Then... inspired, I suppose, by the community of like minded people I met this morning, I signed up for a level 1 cert.

I'm making my way out of the garage.... watch out world!

Comment #24 - Posted by: JuliePlatt at February 18, 2012 3:00 PM

PB- good luck in the marathon!

Comment #25 - Posted by: Kevin C.(M/52/5'11"/172) at February 18, 2012 4:17 PM

PB- Good luck with the marathon. I am training for one also and trying to keep as many WODs going as possible. If they call for running on my scheduled marathon program run day I just do the nonrunning part. Thats only on my days of 10 miles or less though.

Also since today was a rest day on both schedules I thought why not do a little ring work and shoulder mobility. Well it paid off BIG TIME. Nailed my 1st, 2nd and 3rd MUSCLE UP. SUPER PUMPED

Comment #26 - Posted by: Just_me at February 18, 2012 4:34 PM


Comment #27 - Posted by: DPL at February 19, 2012 1:26 AM

Great pic... Which leads me to a question. What is everyone's opinion on leaving fitness equipment outside exposed to the elements? I have some AF bumpers and bar, and a Rogue rack outside on the patio but protected. I concerned about condensation and rare moisture buildup associated with northeast weather. Thoughts?

Comment #28 - Posted by: Ron at February 19, 2012 10:01 AM


Comment #29 - Posted by: GENE at February 19, 2012 8:39 PM

@Playoff Beard,
Good to see you're still kicking! I've not frequented the boards for a long while, but still wodding it up. I'm doing a tough mudder in april, so I've been doing more distance as well.
Best of luck and keep tearing it up!

fat tony

Comment #30 - Posted by: Fat Tony at February 22, 2012 6:49 AM

To whomever posted that poem by Baudelaire . I LOVE you . :)

Comment #31 - Posted by: danya at February 22, 2012 10:21 AM
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