May 24, 2012

Thursday 120524

Rest Day


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CrossFit For Hope, June 9th, 2012.

Southern California affiliates plan for Hope, by Again Faster Equipment - video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]

"How Does It Feel to Have Succeeded?" with Dr. Harvey Barnett, free CrossFit Journal video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]

Posted by Pukie at May 24, 2012 5:00 PM

Much better poster...thanks HQ!

Comment #1 - Posted by: Will Grant at May 23, 2012 5:24 PM

What a great inspirational video by Harvey Barnett, congratulations on the work you have done, everyone has to keep this in the mainstream and continue to help prevent needless tragedies!

Comment #2 - Posted by: Pete at May 23, 2012 5:25 PM

Excellent video

Comment #3 - Posted by: Tom at May 23, 2012 5:49 PM

AMRAP 20 min
5 MU's
10 BW Back Squats

7 rds + 3 MUs (185lbs.)

Jessica - 8 rds + 2 MUs (120)

Comment #4 - Posted by: B. Rhaly at May 23, 2012 5:55 PM

It's funny how all people can talk about is some stupid poster for Hope, while there is such an amazing video down below. Who really gives a damn about some stupid poster? Why don't you people pay attention to things that actually matter, like the video by Harvey Barnett. It just boggles my mind! Get a life people!

Comment #5 - Posted by: David at May 23, 2012 5:56 PM

What an incredible video. Thank you so much for posting it.

Comment #6 - Posted by: Sean at May 23, 2012 6:03 PM

first video that has ever made me cry. amazing.

Comment #7 - Posted by: lillian at May 23, 2012 6:04 PM

oh sweet rest day! lol

Comment #8 - Posted by: Jon at May 23, 2012 6:12 PM

1000x better. Thanks.

Comment #9 - Posted by: Barberic at May 23, 2012 6:21 PM

I was gonna complain about there being no "Fat Man" video until I watched Dr. Barnett. Gread vid!

Comment #10 - Posted by: Joshua P at May 23, 2012 6:49 PM

Much better poster! Thanks. I'll do the event now :)

Comment #11 - Posted by: Aaron at May 23, 2012 6:58 PM

What a great video and a touching story

Comment #12 - Posted by: Morgan at May 23, 2012 7:15 PM

Rest Day = massage day.

After heavy DLs this week... needed.

Comment #13 - Posted by: Steve C at May 23, 2012 7:27 PM

Too little, too late.

Had this poster been mailed to us 3 weeks ago, we'd be hanging it proudly.

Comment #14 - Posted by: nope at May 23, 2012 7:42 PM

Wow, that was an awesome video...

Comment #15 - Posted by: Aaron S. at May 23, 2012 9:03 PM

Are we gonna get the new poster as affiliates - this one is way better !!!!

Comment #16 - Posted by: steve at May 23, 2012 9:34 PM

Nice poster... thank you for making a new one.

Comment #17 - Posted by: Amy B. at May 24, 2012 1:46 AM

Today as I take my two toddler boys to their ISR lesson, I will think of you Harvey. You are a true hero in every sense.

Comment #18 - Posted by: Steven Ashton at May 24, 2012 3:07 AM

Every human being should watch this video, twice.
Way to go Harvey and way to go Crossfit!

Comment #19 - Posted by: Jimbo at May 24, 2012 3:35 AM

So do you have to do the Burgener warm up on rest days? I'm so tempted!!!

Comment #20 - Posted by: Chevytahoe77 at May 24, 2012 5:36 AM

Very Nice Video... I still want to see "...The Fat Man" though!

Comment #21 - Posted by: Brian at May 24, 2012 5:42 AM

Incredible video with Harvey - thank you again Crossfit HQ for making me proud to be part of this community.

Comment #22 - Posted by: Bill Hunter at May 24, 2012 6:14 AM

Day 21

Front squat 1rm 305(pr)
Cgbench 1rm 245
4x3@ 205

Dwod with 50 lb kbs
All back holds completed

Comment #23 - Posted by: Jonblaze at May 24, 2012 7:09 AM

What a great video! Looking forward to the "Fat Man," but this made up for it.

Comment #24 - Posted by: JonMoore at May 24, 2012 8:32 AM

Harvey you are an incredible inspiration!!!! Everyone needs to watch the 'how does it feel to have succeeded video..'

Comment #25 - Posted by: Jim McHugh at May 24, 2012 9:11 AM

what do you guys think of this work out I made:
5 rounds of:
20, 35lb KB swings
20 Burpees
500m row
---> supposed to be as hard as a hero wod.
---> feedback would be great

Comment #26 - Posted by: kirill at May 24, 2012 9:17 AM

Continuing the CFSB with mas.

Shoulder press, 5 X 5 today.


Comment #27 - Posted by: Kevin C. (M/53/5'11"/175) at May 24, 2012 10:59 AM

Thank you for posting Harvey Barnett's story. It reminded me of a poem, often attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, that my father is fond of reciting and I share in the spirit of rest-day reflection.


To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.

Yes, Harvey, I think you have been successful.

Comment #28 - Posted by: Dave Franz at May 24, 2012 11:34 AM

M/ 38/ 133 lbs/ 5'-6"

Snatch practice:
regular warm up - a little bit hurried up - during lunch hour
Burgener Warm up
75 lbs hang power snatch x 8 + 5 hang squat snatch - felt super shaky so did it again
75 lbs hang power snatch x 5 + 5 hang squat snatch
85 lbs hang power snatch x 5 + 5 hang squat snatch
90 lbs hang power snatch x 4 + 4 hang squat snatch
95 lbs hang power snatch x 3 + 3 hang squat snatch
100 lbs hang power snatch x 3 + 3 hang squat snatch
105 lbs hang power snatch x 3 + 3 hang squat snatch - put down bar after 1st power snatches and then finished off the 3 hang squat snatches

Rested a couple minutes literally and then did 3 rounds of 3 bar MU + 15 T2B

quick stretch and back to work

Comment #29 - Posted by: anton at May 24, 2012 12:06 PM

Thanks to everyone above who encouraged us all to watch the Harvey Barnett video. You are right!

Thank you Harvey.

Comment #30 - Posted by: Kevin C. (M/53/5'11"/175) at May 24, 2012 12:39 PM

Harvey, I celebrate your success, and the check is literally in the mail.

CFSB week 5, weighted pullups, 5x3

110, 120, 130, 140 (1), 150F

Congratulations on yet another "old man" PR Kevin.

Comment #31 - Posted by: mas 55/M/155 at May 24, 2012 12:48 PM

Thumbs up for the new poster!

Comment #32 - Posted by: Tom Leigh at May 24, 2012 4:33 PM

Woah, when older dudes get choked up, I get choked up. Nice work Harvey.

Comment #33 - Posted by: Calgary Newfie at May 24, 2012 7:10 PM

That poster is SO MUCH BETTER!!

Comment #34 - Posted by: Jenn at May 24, 2012 7:34 PM


5K: 28:12

Comment #35 - Posted by: mom to five at May 25, 2012 4:25 AM

Why rest day?..."crossfit total"

Comment #36 - Posted by: slart.lmb at May 25, 2012 9:30 AM

I see you guys may have changed the poster. We received one at our gym and it made us all embarrassed to be part of CrossFit. Little sick looking kids being pulled in a wagon, one hooked up to a dialysis machine, it was very disturbing and very embarrassing. This one is much better.

Comment #37 - Posted by: seth at May 26, 2012 9:16 PM
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