April 18, 2012

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Rest Day


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CrossFit Kids supports Infant Swimming Resource.

"Killing The Fat Man: Episode 2" with Gary Roberts, free CrossFit Journal video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]

The CrossFit Kids Initiatives - video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]

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


Love your story! Completely inspirational.

Comment #1 - Posted by: DMac at April 17, 2012 5:46 PM

"Killing the Fat Man" is 100% exactly what Crossfit needs right now. I'm so excited to see this coming out and thrilled at the timing. Yes, Crossfit can make the fittest fitter. Crossfit makes machines... but everyone starts somewhere, and the hype around the games has been feeding a stigma that has scared away a few people, I'm sure - the stigma that this is only for the elite… and it’s not. These videos are brilliant.


Comment #2 - Posted by: Kevbo at April 17, 2012 5:46 PM

I wrote an article that most CrossFitters would get a kick out of. It is on the CFE forum, but the link is provided below.

The Secret Lives of CrossFitters


Comment #3 - Posted by: Josh F. at April 17, 2012 6:16 PM

I thought that it was Infant SWIMMING Resource...

Comment #4 - Posted by: JAG2955 at April 17, 2012 6:46 PM

I'll rest when I'm dead.

Comment #5 - Posted by: barrett at April 17, 2012 7:27 PM

Gary you are doing great.. Keep it up and you will soon see the change soon. I started Crossfit Jan 1st and I have dropped 25 LBS and am stronger now. I'm doing pull ups with out my resistance band some of the times.

WOD I did was
800 m run
10 1 leggged squat
800m run

I'm slow but getting better.... 26:39

Comment #6 - Posted by: Kohltrickle at April 17, 2012 7:57 PM

Oh My Gosh! That baby is insanely cute.

Comment #7 - Posted by: AllisonNYC at April 17, 2012 9:08 PM

games workouts?

Comment #8 - Posted by: Jason at April 17, 2012 10:35 PM

Gary is the best guy... and I don't even know him.

Comment #9 - Posted by: Big J-Ride at April 18, 2012 3:33 AM

First rest day is nice, must say. The "Killing the Fat Man" videos are definitely wicked. I consider myself a somewhat fit person, but crossfit was honestly intimidating, and it's good to see someone willing to push it everyday when they have been away from fitness for so long. Hoping I can catch some his energy to keep going with it too!

Comment #10 - Posted by: Neilson at April 18, 2012 4:46 AM


5K: 27:34

Comment #11 - Posted by: mom to five at April 18, 2012 5:14 AM

I find myself cheering for Gary like I have not cheered for anyone in quite some time. Keep it up, Gary!

Comment #12 - Posted by: Pat Sherwood at April 18, 2012 6:42 AM


I started Crossfit 6mo. ago with NO athletic ability or background what so ever, now I can do a few pull ups on my own (no band),ring dips are no problem and I've found that lifting is fun! Keep at it Gary!!! You'll be amazed where you are in 6 months--I for one CAN'T WAIT to see what you're capable of at that point!

Comment #13 - Posted by: Co79 at April 18, 2012 8:23 AM

Sunday bingo mentioned Cleveland Tough Muddr event. Bingo if you did the T Mudder, and anyone else reading this who has participated in one -- reactions, recommendations, would you do it again, how well does CF'ing (1 daily WOD) prepare you for it, and how many Oldies do it?

Have horrified the kid and wife with musing aloud about how fun it would be to do a Tough Mudder in the next year, hehe. I think it was the 10000 volts of electrical that pleased them the most ;)

Comment #14 - Posted by: matt h 50 5'11" 179# 1mar11 at April 18, 2012 8:53 AM



You're doing great! There is a pack of people surrounding you cheering!

For the masses: Everyone starts somewhere. Start where you are. And tomorrow you'll be better for it. Once you get it up, keep it up! Res firma mitescere nescit.

Yeah, burpies!

Comment #15 - Posted by: m placzek at April 18, 2012 8:57 AM

I looked into the ISR and unfortunately it's too expensive. However, there are free, online resources that will demonstrate/teach the very same techniques (google it).

Comment #16 - Posted by: chris at April 18, 2012 9:27 AM

#11, Matt h,

I did a tough mudder this past Jan in Phoenix. You'll be good to go on the obstacles but it does include a 12.5-ish mile run, so you'll have to train for that. It's more of an event than a race, so don't worry about trying to "run" fast.
Hope that's helpful.

Comment #17 - Posted by: tim m/50/69"/130 at April 18, 2012 9:58 AM

Thank you for sharing this adventure with all of us. Can't wait to see the updates. I will also be sharing your story and videos with as many people as I can who ask me about CrossFit and if it is right for them. THX!

Comment #18 - Posted by: Chad W at April 18, 2012 10:24 AM

training for a spartan sprint

Comment #19 - Posted by: Tom B at April 18, 2012 10:41 AM

Thanks Tim #14, didn't know the T Mudder run was *that* long. Easily the least interesting and most concerning part -- not sure how well the knees would hold up over that distance, or if I even want to find out.

But your advice to enjoy and not worry the speed of the run / event sounds spot-on. I also think creating or joining a team seems like the way to go for me.

(Did yesterday's 7x1 DL WOD today -- results there)

Comment #20 - Posted by: matt h 50 5'11" 179# 1mar11 at April 18, 2012 10:53 AM

Hey CFers,

Here's an interview I did with James Fitzgerald.

He tells some pretty gnarly stories of competing in the Games multiple times.


Hope you like it!

Comment #21 - Posted by: Spencer Morris at April 18, 2012 11:04 AM

365. Did this last week.

Comment #22 - Posted by: Greg/52/70".215 at April 18, 2012 11:59 AM

CFSB week 1, DL 3x3, 260, 270, 280

Kevin's met con, 15, 12, 9, 6, 3; 45lb KB swing, pullups, modified ghd situps


Avg HR 173, peak 185. Nice job Gary.

Comment #23 - Posted by: mas 55/M/150 at April 18, 2012 3:54 PM
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