May 16, 2012

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Bella Clayton.

"Killing The Fat Man: Episode 9" with Gary Roberts, free CrossFit Journal video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]

District CrossFit Plans for "Hope" - video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov] Posted by Pukie at May 16, 2012 5:00 PM

And let the commenting begin...

Comment #1 - Posted by: KP at May 15, 2012 5:07 PM

Those are sick tires!

Comment #2 - Posted by: Jedd at May 15, 2012 5:09 PM

I dont get it...whats the big deal about a girl hoisting a tire over her head...

Comment #3 - Posted by: JP at May 15, 2012 5:11 PM

Straight outta Mad Max......

Comment #4 - Posted by: D at May 15, 2012 5:13 PM

OMG!! Hard work pays off big time! Awesome! (oh, and yes, it is motivation..)

Comment #5 - Posted by: Steve - Colorado at May 15, 2012 5:14 PM

Oh boy. Here we go again.

Comment #6 - Posted by: Borrrrrring at May 15, 2012 5:15 PM

Atomic wedgie!

Comment #7 - Posted by: Cliff at May 15, 2012 5:18 PM

nice looking axle

Comment #8 - Posted by: nj at May 15, 2012 5:23 PM

Nice angle.

Comment #9 - Posted by: KE at May 15, 2012 5:26 PM

I would like to complain about this picture. It was taken from the wrong side!!!!!

Comment #10 - Posted by: Milt at May 15, 2012 5:27 PM

I don't get it.

Comment #11 - Posted by: Elvis at May 15, 2012 5:27 PM

I have never been a fan of those kind of shoes.

Comment #12 - Posted by: FinnishCraig 24/m/5'8"/162 at May 15, 2012 5:27 PM

You know...there is nothing wrong with this photo. I don't know what the big fuss is going to be about it. All it is showing is the beautifully defined back, you'd have to use your imagination for the front. I think this is beatiful period, there is nothing lude about showing a women's back without a bra strap. My goodness.

Comment #13 - Posted by: ckatech at May 15, 2012 5:28 PM

Broad time and modal domains = half naked chick holding a tire overhead. I would be impressed if the tires were switched. But since it isn't....i don't know what point I'm trying to make. SEMPER PUKIE!

Comment #14 - Posted by: Noel at May 15, 2012 5:29 PM

I mean i guess. broad time and modal domains = equals half naked chick holding a tire overhead. Is that a lululemon boy short? I can't see any reebok logos anywhere! I kid I kid...

Comment #15 - Posted by: Noel at May 15, 2012 5:31 PM

Fix that pothole and trim the hedges!

Comment #16 - Posted by: Ernest at May 15, 2012 5:46 PM least shes not holding a gun...

Comment #17 - Posted by: vancheesey at May 15, 2012 5:49 PM


Comment #18 - Posted by: CrossFit Smyrna at May 15, 2012 5:50 PM

Holy awesome

Comment #19 - Posted by: Wicked Dan at May 15, 2012 5:59 PM

Every time they post a photo of a partially undressed woman there are way more comments from (a) people complaining about the people who are going to complain about the photo than (b) people who actually complain about the photo. Most of the people who were offended by things like this moved on long ago; can we please stop being pre-offended by prudishness and all the bitching and moaning about it and just get on with working out?

Comment #20 - Posted by: dp at May 15, 2012 6:00 PM

mighty nice weather they are having.

Comment #21 - Posted by: Mike Zolo at May 15, 2012 6:03 PM

Tasteful, its nice to be reminded from time to time that women are objects.

Comment #22 - Posted by: jane at May 15, 2012 6:04 PM

I don't think those are reebok shoes

Comment #23 - Posted by: Thomi Gill at May 15, 2012 6:16 PM

So this is why the dishes aren't done? no but seriously...someone said something about no reebok logo's in the pic and I pissed my pants laughing.

Comment #24 - Posted by: Prime226 at May 15, 2012 6:17 PM

I knee you were mad about the potholes on your street, but DAMN!

Comment #25 - Posted by: ed at May 15, 2012 6:18 PM

She should be wearing her Reebok Oly shoes!

Comment #26 - Posted by: Heather at May 15, 2012 6:21 PM

Gary Roberts, nice lockout with the tire. You're on fire dude.

Comment #27 - Posted by: Kevbo at May 15, 2012 6:21 PM

...Dr. Bella Clayton??

Comment #28 - Posted by: A_Fan at May 15, 2012 6:26 PM


Comment #29 - Posted by: Jarod.aka.J-Rod at May 15, 2012 6:27 PM

Oh! I've got another one!!:

Gary Roberts killed the fat man... and replaced him with a half naked chick in lingerie? Well done, Sevan; this is a plot twist I had not anticipated.

love it.

Comment #30 - Posted by: Kevbo at May 15, 2012 6:30 PM

1. Not that hot.
2. Not that impressive.
3. Low resolution.
4. What's the WOD here? Tire slams from elevation? Call me when you post a similar pose with an impressive CrossFit specimen holding a 200lb jerk overhead. Who cares if she's skinny and wears lacy underwear, show me a girl who can lift.

Comment #31 - Posted by: Steve at May 15, 2012 6:32 PM

hey! there's an orange sign on the top left saying to not go overhead on a tire with a tire! Unacceptable!

Comment #32 - Posted by: matt at May 15, 2012 6:32 PM

Her neighbors must hate rest days.

Comment #33 - Posted by: Hab at May 15, 2012 6:34 PM

I love how we read all this stuff about the Crossfit community being so down for each other and it's such a great way to find community and then you have all this ^^ nonsense. Just goes to show you that people are people, whether they are Crossfitters or not.

Comment #34 - Posted by: Steve at May 15, 2012 6:35 PM


Comment #35 - Posted by: Josh at May 15, 2012 6:36 PM

I dont know how else to put this, so here goes...I LOVE YOU!!!

Comment #36 - Posted by: Lovemeback808 at May 15, 2012 6:39 PM

You gotta dig chicks that are comfortable being half naked in alley's. It's what makes the world go round; is it not?

Comment #37 - Posted by: Paytonious at May 15, 2012 6:44 PM

Can we see a side profile to make sure there is lockout rep

Comment #38 - Posted by: JW at May 15, 2012 6:46 PM

How come these photos are never from the front?

Comment #39 - Posted by: Felix at May 15, 2012 6:49 PM

Fine, If no one else is going to say it I guess i will. DIBS!!

Comment #40 - Posted by: ASpy at May 15, 2012 6:50 PM

#18 Ace
Seriously?!...a dude?!..C'mon...Have you ever seen a guy with that kind of gluteus maximus?

Anyway, all I want to say is that I wish there were a few of those awesome female athletes hanging around in my neighbourhood so they can come workout at my home gym!...

Comment #41 - Posted by: Harry at May 15, 2012 6:52 PM

It's interesting to see how the dialog on these types of pictures is evolving.

Comment #42 - Posted by: Jon Gray at May 15, 2012 7:03 PM

Some poor factory worker steps out for a quick smoke, turns the corner and "Ack!!!" - dies of a heart attack.

Comment #43 - Posted by: Barberic at May 15, 2012 7:08 PM

56 comments in just over two hours for today.
19 for the whole day last saturday when it was something that REALLY should have got people commenting. thanks "community"

Comment #44 - Posted by: BL at May 15, 2012 7:23 PM

Amazing... 56 posts and not one complaining.

Comment #45 - Posted by: Yutzy at May 15, 2012 7:26 PM

I don't know what a woman standing on a tire holding a tire over her head in nothing but some tiny underwear and running shoes has to do with CrossFit, but I like it

Comment #46 - Posted by: Brennan at May 15, 2012 7:42 PM

I like how she's lifting the tire showing she's strong and all but was it necessary to have underwear? Why not just short black spandex?

Comment #47 - Posted by: Kris at May 15, 2012 7:55 PM

#60 HQ typically posts something intellectually stimulating on rest days. In this case, it's not about the picture, it's about the discussion that follows.

Comment #48 - Posted by: Jon Gray at May 15, 2012 8:20 PM

Made by crossfit.

Comment #49 - Posted by: Gault Falcon at May 15, 2012 8:33 PM

@ Comment #42 YOU NAILED IT SIR!

Comment #50 - Posted by: Fred at May 15, 2012 8:34 PM

#42 is right on.

Let it die HQ, seriously.

Comment #51 - Posted by: Andrew at May 15, 2012 8:44 PM

What an ASS!!! My goodness people! Why would any woman want to be skinny if they could have a perfect butt like this from CrossFitting!!

(I love your comment Thomi!!)

Comment #52 - Posted by: sharibaby/5'2/105 at May 15, 2012 8:49 PM

#42 you need to chill and appreciate the female body...especially a foxy one like that! and #64 and 65 probably have weak Fran times

Comment #53 - Posted by: Mikey at May 15, 2012 8:56 PM

Hot girl is hot

Comment #54 - Posted by: Gary at May 15, 2012 8:57 PM

Great picture! No question, the girl is hot! Agree with #66.

Comment #55 - Posted by: Ronnieboy at May 15, 2012 9:30 PM

Get some!

Comment #56 - Posted by: Playoff Beard at May 15, 2012 9:49 PM

Amazing back and ass !!

Comment #57 - Posted by: Dave at May 15, 2012 9:59 PM

Who do think would win in an arm wrestling match: Rich Froning or Rob Orlando?

Comment #58 - Posted by: Dunfee at May 15, 2012 10:00 PM

Psst...your shoes are untied.

Comment #59 - Posted by: Ed V. at May 15, 2012 10:09 PM


Comment #60 - Posted by: Chris at May 15, 2012 10:58 PM

Interested in the fact that there are numbered comments but they've been erased.... Wondering why I'm wasting the time since this one will too! But even as a girl I think the pic is hot.

Comment #61 - Posted by: AM at May 15, 2012 10:59 PM

Interesting...I thought they had gotten away from these Types of pictures. You know, run down buildings and over grown yards.

Comment #62 - Posted by: crossfitrook at May 16, 2012 1:54 AM

Out of 10, I'd give her 1 ;)

Comment #63 - Posted by: Bazza at May 16, 2012 2:26 AM

WOW! That is the fittest (and sexiest) set of legs, bum and back on any female crossfitter I've ever seen posted on this site! In fact, that I've ever seen! Nice.

Comment #64 - Posted by: MadEye at May 16, 2012 2:41 AM

I bet someone drives straight into the pothole. Good thing she has extra tires!

Comment #65 - Posted by: D at May 16, 2012 3:53 AM

She's got a beautiful body, something I hope to have one day through hardwork at my CF box:)

Comment #66 - Posted by: Piper at May 16, 2012 3:58 AM

Stunning! Her bf is one lucky fella!!

Comment #67 - Posted by: MadEye at May 16, 2012 4:32 AM

And who was the lucky guy who took that?

Comment #68 - Posted by: GB at May 16, 2012 4:39 AM

Like the pic but how is this related to CrossFit

Comment #69 - Posted by: Carlos at May 16, 2012 4:40 AM

I prefer BF Goodrich all terrains, However if I looked like that I'm sure I'd be given a ride any where at any time, and I wouldn't need to worry about what tires were best. I can only guess the tires are not the only thing that leave skid marks :) ..... just sayn.

p.s. stunning and beautiful.

Comment #70 - Posted by: Kevenator at May 16, 2012 5:04 AM

wowwwww good morning crossfit world

Comment #71 - Posted by: KB at May 16, 2012 5:29 AM

I crossfit topless and in my boy short panties all the time. And I do it so that the slums behind my house can watch. That's what crossfit is all about, isn't it!

Comment #72 - Posted by: Gloria at May 16, 2012 5:30 AM

Laces are good because keeps the body dry outside while keeping the moist inside

Comment #73 - Posted by: amazedboy at May 16, 2012 5:32 AM

Google image search will wonder what hit it; "Bella Clayton" through the roof.

Comment #74 - Posted by: Telbear at May 16, 2012 5:34 AM

Hello! Enlarge image!

Comment #75 - Posted by: chris at May 16, 2012 5:41 AM

Cracking picture, the model is absolutely stunning. Her bf is one lucky dude, he's probably a ripped crossfit monster too!

Comment #76 - Posted by: Mad at May 16, 2012 6:14 AM

Always put a rubber on.................Tyre that is............

Comment #77 - Posted by: philmurf at May 16, 2012 6:16 AM

Beautiful.. need a pic like this at least once a week... AT LEAST!!

Comment #78 - Posted by: maino at May 16, 2012 6:29 AM

Simply awesome!

Comment #79 - Posted by: Rupe at May 16, 2012 6:48 AM

If you are offended by the pic just do what I just did and block all images from You can do that on your settings. All other webpages will display properly.

Comment #80 - Posted by: clement at May 16, 2012 7:03 AM


Comment #81 - Posted by: Leetnanas at May 16, 2012 7:04 AM

I notice a few comments about "community" today....I have tried to be a part of this community for @3-4 years..... I try to be constructive, polite, respectful, ask intelligent questions, and I admit, occasionally I'm an a$$.
Typically I am ignored or told that what I think is wrong. If I post a time, no one is ever encouraging...I mean, there aren't a WHOLE lot of women who post here..... What kind of community is that? I can count on one hand the times I HAVE been helped by someone via a very contructive and helpful email, and for that I am grateful. Bingo and Apolloswabbie were always polite, constructive and respectful, along with a few others. Where'd they go? Where's the encouragement? Now it's just people ripping others down and being mean.
This is where I go hoping I'll get some encouragement, or some questions answered. I can't afford the local +Fit gym, my ROM prohibits competition, I expect this may not be posted. I also expect to be called a "whiner", a "complainer",that my lack of confidence is my own issue, and to be told to go somewhere else. Thanks CrossFit "community".

Comment #82 - Posted by: MDMelissa 48/5'4"/122/F at May 16, 2012 7:11 AM

Nice tat.

PS: @ #39: LOL

Comment #83 - Posted by: Mike at May 16, 2012 7:24 AM

Let us not ignore that she is IN AN ALLEY! Really?

Comment #84 - Posted by: law at May 16, 2012 7:47 AM

Thank you for posting such inspiring picture!
Looking forward to my afternoon workout already (as always). :)

Comment #85 - Posted by: Leia at May 16, 2012 7:48 AM

Skinny does not equate to healthy.
Just skinny.
Show me a strong girl in that pose, now yer talkin!

Comment #86 - Posted by: thejeepindad at May 16, 2012 8:02 AM

I frickin love CrossFit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy awesome body.

Comment #87 - Posted by: Anthony at May 16, 2012 8:50 AM

Now that's way over the top!!

Comment #88 - Posted by: stryker at May 16, 2012 8:56 AM

she looks amazing, you go girl

Comment #89 - Posted by: eliana at May 16, 2012 9:17 AM

HOLY-Smokes!! Great job Bella. Keep up the good work!

Comment #90 - Posted by: Geno at May 16, 2012 9:26 AM

Most Proper

Comment #91 - Posted by: Benjamin at May 16, 2012 10:07 AM

Oh how I envy her...she looks amazing....amazing outcome for her hard work.

Comment #92 - Posted by: Sara Ramos at May 16, 2012 10:07 AM

She looks amazing and motivation for me to keep up CF! Great job!!

Comment #93 - Posted by: Penny at May 16, 2012 10:18 AM

when will it by my turn to walk down a side street and see a girl working out in underwear and sneakers?

Comment #94 - Posted by: celso-713 at May 16, 2012 10:34 AM

Day 16
Due to a nasty stomach virus yesterday that prohibited WOD, I made it up today. No rope, so subbed towel pull-ups (they're a bugger). Back squats as Rx'd.
Time: 10:06

Comment #95 - Posted by: fargingbastige at May 16, 2012 10:58 AM

You can never make everyone happy! This is a great example of that! #negativityshoulddie

Comment #96 - Posted by: iJaesin at May 16, 2012 11:14 AM

Fit and very HOT!!!

Comment #97 - Posted by: Cesar Ruano at May 16, 2012 11:28 AM

I thought Crossfit was about performance, not aesthetics. The lacy underwear is really tasteless to say the least. It belongs on another site, not this one.

Comment #98 - Posted by: zippy at May 16, 2012 11:47 AM

Tasteless? Should she have worn wool, or burlap panties? How about a burka? When are people going to remember that we are human beings, that we are all naked under these clothes we wear, and that is our natural state. Maybe we should wear burkas so this can all be about performance. Would hate to see and appreciate someone for their looks, I'm sure fundamentalist muslims are correct and God never meant for us to see a woman's face or body, ever. That makes sense.

Comment #99 - Posted by: BJS 31/6'0/175 at May 16, 2012 12:28 PM

She's just making the neighborhood look better

Comment #100 - Posted by: Adam at May 16, 2012 12:35 PM

Where does she workout? Post Soviet-Russia? Great picture.

Comment #101 - Posted by: triphooks at May 16, 2012 1:35 PM

MDMelissa 82,

Hya. I still read the comments most days, although I admit not with quite the fine-toothed comb of yesteryear. I jump in on occasion, usually to catch someone doing something well or getting a PR, occasionally to answer a question about the WOD or technique. What I've seen, and what has made me feel less inclined to answer questions, is that a new cadre of folks is stepping up when someone asks a well-intentioned question or asks for help. It's always better if there are more helpful voices, eh?

Days like this often incite a raging firestorm, usually a "Groundhog Day" thing for old folks like me who've been around. Today is rather benign, actually (Hi Lynne! ). I've lost the will to engage on silly stuff like whether or not today's pic belongs--I did like the post on the shoe brand.

The vibrant community you reference has decamped to the pages of 4000 Affiliates and their blogs and FB pages. Most people who used to post here are now some version of there. No biggie--the community still exists it's just a little smaller in every individual place.

So do keep asking questions here. It's a little tougher to email any more because our emails no longer show up, but maybe we can use your post as a little clarion call to become a little more vocal 'round these here parts.

I'll look for you tomorrow...

Comment #102 - Posted by: bingo at May 16, 2012 2:02 PM

Bingo, you are a class act. I hear you and I thank you.

Comment #103 - Posted by: MDMelissa at May 16, 2012 2:17 PM

This is now the background of half the Crossfit community's computers!

Comment #104 - Posted by: Jae at May 16, 2012 3:44 PM

She's a heel striker?! ;)

Comment #105 - Posted by: Nate at May 16, 2012 3:58 PM

Preparing for my middle school's fitness test with some other Crossfit teachers today. 5:33 mile PR. 8.61 Shuttle run 10 yds up and back twice. Then Diane 3:38. I gotta say today was a good day.

Comment #106 - Posted by: Zak at May 16, 2012 4:19 PM

If you view this picture other than a woman who has worked very hard to achieve this body and it is intend for inspiration then you need to get your butt back in the gym. Even though this is a little more definition than I personally care to achieve its still very impressive.

Comment #107 - Posted by: Donna at May 16, 2012 4:31 PM

someone take a broom to that street..

Comment #108 - Posted by: Fabio at May 16, 2012 5:46 PM

She looks amazing!!!!!! Keep up the good work!

Comment #109 - Posted by: Sue at May 16, 2012 6:07 PM

Don't be jealous people! She has a great body. Definitely is not a stick by any means.....

Comment #110 - Posted by: SD at May 16, 2012 6:26 PM

To me this picture says,.. "Fit is sexy, fit is beautiful". With the number of images we are hammered with from main stream media and magazine covers that say "skinny is beautiful, undernourished and weak is sexy"... I am glad someone is saying something different--I am glad crossfit is saying something different.

My wife is a crossfitter, she is getting more and more fit... and it's @%#%^* hot! For me personally, what I see as sexy and attractive has changed for the better. Crossfit women are sexy.

Some women are afraid to lift weights, they are afraid of getting "too much muscle" (as if their body might instantly turn into that of a grotesque female body builder body type body by doing a few powercleans.) I think the reason they are afraid is more about that persistent before-mentioned 'superskinny is sexy' image that's been held in front of them for too many years.

Comment #111 - Posted by: Robert H at May 16, 2012 7:00 PM

Jeez, stop playing around. Finish cleaning up the alley. Do I have to do everything?

Comment #112 - Posted by: tracy at May 16, 2012 9:07 PM

MDMelissa 82

I have been doing crossfit for 3 years now. I just comb trough the comments and digest the information that I need. Don't be discourage, keep up the hard work and only you will know how hard and how well you are doing. Questions will be answer by the knowledgeable people from this community (like bingo & others like him). Hope to see you around. I'll do my best to help as well.


The easy workout was yesterday. ;)

Comment #113 - Posted by: Gunny79 at May 16, 2012 10:21 PM

Someone tell me how to answer my 3 and 4 year-old daughters who are usually looking at the website to see what dad is going to do for his workout. I know the gifted woman in the photo is absolutely gorgeous and incredibly fit. I can run through all the typical male comments too. Does this woman's father have a different reaction to a photo of his daughter online in her underwear? Just being the devil's advocate and a father. My friends wouldn't believe I just wrote this.

Comment #114 - Posted by: Ryan at May 16, 2012 11:15 PM

@ #8 too funny!

Comment #115 - Posted by: Chevytahoe77 M/38/5'9"/157 at May 17, 2012 3:46 AM


1 mile run--~8:11
3 minute res
800m run--~3:50

Comment #116 - Posted by: nutfam at May 17, 2012 4:18 AM


5K: 28:41

Comment #117 - Posted by: mom to five at May 17, 2012 5:22 AM

How about a man in something skimpy? Just saying that there are a lot of women out here who would like to see some beefcake!. Although, I don't think I want to see a man in lace undies, just to clarify. ;-)

Comment #118 - Posted by: DS at May 17, 2012 7:01 AM

DS, aren't over half of the pictures posted showing men without shirts? :-)

MDMelissa, keep up the questions and ignore any mean people. Just roll your eyes when you see dumb responses trying to bring you down. Keep working hard.

Comment #119 - Posted by: HitMan at May 17, 2012 7:15 AM

Any watch the video part 9. I dig how he puts himself out there and I hope he works on his marriage as hard as he has worked on his body!!

Comment #120 - Posted by: Dennis at May 17, 2012 9:06 AM

OMG, its that a 155/35/R35? I need one of those.

Comment #121 - Posted by: David mazo at May 17, 2012 9:58 AM

There is a difference between workout photos of male/female in shorts topless or sports tops and taking a photo with a top off holding a tires to get a reaction. I don't get it. If you're looking for photos that are sexual there are websites out there that you can go too. The mainsite page to me isn't suppose to be that place.

Comment #122 - Posted by: chris at May 17, 2012 2:04 PM

Love it. Where was this shot taken?

Comment #123 - Posted by: Zak at May 17, 2012 3:42 PM

Three days later, my eyes keep coming back to this photo...

Comment #124 - Posted by: Ronnieboy at May 17, 2012 6:21 PM


Comment #125 - Posted by: Casale at May 17, 2012 7:02 PM

Lots of swimming @ Y with kid in evenings lately. Mostly splashing about, dodging families, but we like a 25m swim followed by 10-15 poolside muscleups. She loves racing the old man. ;)

Comment #126 - Posted by: matt h 50 182 5'11" 1mar11 at May 18, 2012 8:15 AM

Just stopping in to say I agree with the selection of this photo for the site.
It is relevant to my interest.

Comment #127 - Posted by: Josh at May 20, 2012 3:31 AM

So Loveley Under The Tire

Comment #128 - Posted by: manny mufasa at May 20, 2012 9:19 AM


Comment #129 - Posted by: Rebecca The Red at May 20, 2012 3:39 PM

Is this really what we want for Cf. A sport that loves to take their female athletes and expose them? I didn't know we were viewed as porn stars, I thought we were strong women who HQ respected.

Comment #130 - Posted by: Leeanne Ford at May 21, 2012 4:12 AM

Wow, Bella Clayton has a stunning figure. This is what hard work and discipline looks like. Very tasteful as well; kudos to her and her cameraman.

Comment #131 - Posted by: Michael Borowicz at May 23, 2012 6:35 AM

now this picture is just irritating. i'm sure we all work out naked and in lacy underwear. she'd look just as good with shorts and a top on.

Comment #132 - Posted by: Amanda S at June 4, 2012 6:55 PM
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