April 26, 2012

Thursday 120426

Rest Day

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Duruma, Kenya.


Reality Check: Water in Eastern Kenya [pdf]


"Killing the Fat Man: Episode 4" with Gary Roberts, free CrossFit Journal video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]

Posted by Pukie at April 26, 2012 5:00 PM
Comments

Dallin you are a hero! Thanks for your incredible work in Africa. It is heartbreaking to see how a simple thing like getting water can be so tough. Like many problems on our planet, it looks like there are no easy solutions, nevertheless, I'm grateful for brave people like you and Coach and Thomas working so hard to help. Once again, I'm proud to be a Crossfitter.

Comment #1 - Posted by: mas 55/M/150 at April 25, 2012 6:14 PM

Killing the fat man - loving this series. Gary hope you are continuing to kick ass in the box and in the paleo department. I've never struggled with my weight, but I've had many of the same revelations you expressed surrounding nutrition. The one thing I've noticed in the last 2.5 years of Crossfit is how every time I put food in my body I'm always conscious of how it will affect my WOD. Garbage in garbage out. Wishing you continued success.

Comment #2 - Posted by: Brennan at April 25, 2012 6:55 PM

Thanks for raising awareness about water scarcity. It seems even the poorest American is affluent by comparison.

Comment #3 - Posted by: Mike A. at April 25, 2012 7:00 PM

Now that is crossfit!

Comment #4 - Posted by: Newb at April 25, 2012 7:34 PM

Love killing the fat man. Already looking forward to the next installment. I'm also already scared for the day my two daughters are teenagers!

Comment #5 - Posted by: Rob at April 25, 2012 10:57 PM

can not say the last time I was this inspired. Just recently heard of Crossfit through a co-worker and have heard nothing but amazing things about the program. This video series is has inspired me to actually find a gym tomorrow, Thanks Crossfit

Comment #6 - Posted by: Denise at April 25, 2012 11:12 PM

Denise,

It's always great to hear about people inspired to start CrossFit. I've been doing it since 2007. Hope you get started and kick some butt. It can definitely change your life!

Comment #7 - Posted by: GregH at April 26, 2012 12:00 AM

I LOVE Gary!!! So honest, so open, so willing to let us all in on your journey--there's really no way to separate the personal stuff from the physical stuff, it's all important. You're seeing results everywhere. I love that you see your back yard as a workout space for the days when you can't get to the gym. Dedication. Gary, if you want a backyard rack, I'll send you one!!

Comment #8 - Posted by: ashley at April 26, 2012 3:15 AM

"KTFM" is one of the best video series ever on CrossFit.com. Thank you CFHQ, Sevan and Gary.

Comment #9 - Posted by: Chad Warren at April 26, 2012 4:48 AM

When I was in the military I remember how humbling it was to go on operations and to see how hard life is for many people around the world. Having trained in Kenya I recall people taking targets from a live fire range to use as materials to build houses. We should think before we moan about how hard life is in the west. KTFM is totally inspiring and has brought a tear to my eye. Gary is great and a role model to anyone who thinks they will never change their life.

Comment #10 - Posted by: Bob T-G at April 26, 2012 5:05 AM

KTFM_Another great insight into Gary's journey. Interesting to see the nutrition element this week cos the passion for the workouts is clear to see but the major results come from lifestyle change through 'healthy choices'. I prefer to use the phrase 'healthy choices' cos 'diet' has negative connotations due to the implication that it is some kind of short term distraction from the usual 'fill-fest', ie eat until you're full.
I changed my lifestyle to alkaline vegan and cut out loads of rubbish but do eat wholefoods - usually as raw sprouted grains/seeds. This is the most nutritious food available so is worth considering if you want to restrict meat and fish consumption. Peanuts are susceptible to fungus so should really be sidelined and replaced with whole almonds(soaked overnight and kept in water).

Comment #11 - Posted by: Alastair Gill at April 26, 2012 5:31 AM

F/41/5'6"/150

5K: 28:55

Comment #12 - Posted by: mom to five at April 26, 2012 5:34 AM

No milk, cheese, or turkey sandwiches? No thanks paleo!

Comment #13 - Posted by: Matt at April 26, 2012 5:57 AM

Loved the Kenya article. Food for thought: isn't climate change making the water situation much worse in East Africa and elsewhere? And if so, what a westerner's responsibility to people like the villagers discussed in the article?

Comment #14 - Posted by: tgremillion M/32/6'1/185 at April 26, 2012 6:06 AM

I've loved Crossfit for a long time but I am seriously LOVING the KTFM series. L-O-V-E! Actually exclaimed "YES" out loud today when I saw Episode #4. I just know he's going to inspire tons of people...even his own family (I can see the seed being planted).

Comment #15 - Posted by: Nicole at April 26, 2012 8:45 AM

Great video I love this series. He's exactly right, once you start crossfitting you're always look for a place to put a pull up bar or hang rings. And congrats on the kipping pull ups that was pretty impressive

Comment #16 - Posted by: Morgan at April 26, 2012 9:01 AM

Great job Gary - you rock! Interesting and inspiring - can't wait to get to the gym today!

Comment #17 - Posted by: Bill Hunter at April 26, 2012 9:53 AM

Great way to promote crossfit with killing the fat man. Gary, you're a great character, your attitude is awesome

Comment #18 - Posted by: Nathan Seitz at April 26, 2012 10:28 AM

Did not get to work out the last 2 days, so I did my class workout today.
3 rounds for time of:
"The Animal Walk"
27:14

Comment #19 - Posted by: SB at April 26, 2012 11:03 AM

Funny...for 5 years or so we have had multiple opportunities to discuss Global Climate Change here on Rest Day. On numerous occasions I have offered that the discussion is misplaced, that whether or not there is such a thing as athropomorphic climate change that can be mitigated is irrelevant because doing so is prohibitively expensive in today's dollars. The specific example that I have always given for a more appropriate use of these finite financial resources is providing potable water resources in the developing world in order to save lives and boost developing economies TODAY.

It's similar to the arguments that I have made WRT DDT and other insecticides for the eradication of malaria-bearing mosquitoes rather than the less cost-effective nets so in vogue: what matters to the people you wish to save is that they be saved while they, themselves, are alive to enjoy the saving. The mother at risk to develop malaria cares as little about the tiny theoretic risk of potential neurologic problems several decades in life after she has expired from malaria as the thirsty child in Kenya prays for the polar bears and the penquins.

Kudos to CrossFit, Inc. for identifying a FUNCTIONAL charitable cause. We wouldn't expect anything else, eh?

Comment #20 - Posted by: bingo at April 26, 2012 11:53 AM

Anthropogenic, not anthropomorphic...

Comment #21 - Posted by: bingo at April 26, 2012 11:54 AM

Looks like the daughter should follow in the father's footsteps...she's there taking pictures..As long as you're there, pick up a barbell....

Comment #22 - Posted by: Harry at April 26, 2012 12:18 PM

I was going to skip my planned workout for today until I watched KTFM! Thanks Gary, your honesty and commitment to change is very motivating.

Comment #23 - Posted by: Josh at April 26, 2012 12:23 PM

I'm lovin the videos. nice pullups at the end!

Comment #24 - Posted by: LurkerSteve at April 26, 2012 3:25 PM

Killing the fat man - loving this series. Gary hope you are continuing to kick ass in the box and in the paleo department. I've never struggled with my weight, but I've had many of the same revelations you expressed surrounding nutrition. The one thing I've noticed in the last 2.5 years of Crossfit is how every time I put food in my body I'm always conscious of how it will affect my WOD. Garbage in garbage out. Wishing you continued success.

Comment #25 - Posted by: Brennan at April 26, 2012 7:42 PM

are they bringing all the chalk to the Kenya regionals?

Comment #26 - Posted by: luke at April 27, 2012 3:28 AM

KTFM is a cool series. Can't wait to see him at fighting weight. I see it coming.

What is actually more interesting is the subtle and not so subtle camera focus on his fat daughter. It's cool she is with him in the gym but she's being the rebel teenager and pretending to be disinterested. But she's there.

My wish is that she finally drops the facade of ambivalence and sips the Kool Aide. That would be so cool to see them going together and watch her save her own life and halt her journey to adult obesity. Just might happen. Can't wait for the next installment.

Comment #27 - Posted by: brian at April 29, 2012 11:18 AM

Love the series. Continued success.

Comment #28 - Posted by: Fredric Ciner at May 15, 2012 4:36 PM
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