June 21, 2012
Coach Glassman, Kenya.
CrossFit in Kenya, May 2012 - video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]
Posted by Pukie at June 21, 2012 5:00 PM
Love of Human movement. Thank you Coach.
so when is reebok going to donate enough gear to dress the entire village? these guys need some shoes and clothes worse than the games athletes do for sure!
Unreal picture, that is fantastic
Does anyone either know of or have a training log when they have a broken arm/hand. I have been doing a lot of leg and core work but am afraid I will burn out. Thanks
Our community is going to show Kenyan villagers functional fitness? Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
That's freakin' awesome man! I love seeing the strength of compassion for the human condition of those less fortunate then us. Yea, they dont to learn power cleans but learing basic, healthy human movement like a squat along with clean food and water will still better then what they had before.
I was hoping for a rest day today. The last three days completely wrecked my legs :-)
If you had taken the time to watch the video, you would have seen that their main projects have been building a source of clean water and a school rather than teaching CrossFit. Coach said more than once that these things (clean water, food, shelter) are prerequisites to fitness.
The prerequisites to fitness: water. Water free from diseases. Coach breaks it down to the most fundamental of needs. From here we can add one fundamental thing at a time and go from sickness to wellness to fitness. It's the fitness continuum clearly illustrated.
Rested yesterday because of night shift. Chest day today
Great stuff.. That is what life is all about.. Making it better.. Awesome work CrossFit!!
is there a US program were we can teach crossfit to fat out of shape american kids for free? we have big problems here.
I never understood all these fantastic charities and projects which always seem to focus on Africa. Is it so wrong to actually do something for the children in your own country?
The issue isn't what reebok should do to help nor is it to suggest how crossfit should allocates funds from the open. Further the question isn't whether we should teach crossfit to malnourished their kenyan villagers. In my mind, the question is how can we, the privileged few, help?
I love it! I was living in Kenya back in 2007 and I trained with an incredible group of Kenyan acrobats. These guys were already doing their own version of CrossFit, but with totally homemade equipment. We had a blast and I sent pictures into CrossFit.com. They posted them under the caption "Nic Nakis, CrossFit Kenya". I would like to return there and start a real CrossFit gym some day. I think the Kenyans could teach our CrossFit community a lot of things.
I love the hypocritical chatter of a few know-it-alls lambasting some people who are doing something for someone else, instead of getting off their own computers and helping anyone.
Take the plank out of your own eye before you worry about the splinter in your brother's.
i totally dont like that picture
Awesome to see coach back on the main site. Sad that the man who started it all is no longer welcome.
but i thought kenyans and other third world dwellers were already good at squats and us westerners sucked at them because we used evil chairs
THAT'S AWESOME!! Keep up the great work.
I don't think Kenyans care about air squats.
I'd like to see an affiliate implement what the kids were doing for exercise as a metcon in a WOD! Also, take the oldest guy in that village; ask both him and Coach to take a dump, side by side...and we'll see just WHO should be coaching WHO in functional movement! Ha ha! :^)
Clean drinking water and schools are always good things anywhere in the world...nice to see CF making a positive difference all around the globe.
Congratulations on another wonderful idea!
What a lot of bashing and judgemental bs from people. Can't you just be happy? Be certain that if you implemented any of your "better" ways, there would also be plenty of people to pick apart you and your motives/methodologies. Thanks, Coach, for continuing to display your care and concern for others. I wish I could say I was doing half as much as you.
Ah a rest day.
Nobody knows whats best for the greater good but their interpretations are developed from mere personal experience they have lived through or been taught. This might be something these Kenyan's look forward to each day just like some in the more fortunate cultures look forward to their favorite tv show, sport participation, etc. There are winners and losers in this world, but I think we need to worry more about our individual productivity/contributions to society before judging what others are doing.
@#4 You can still workout your other arm. Studies have shown that there is a 40% physiological benefit to broken side when working the opposite side. Thought you may want to know that. I tell patients that every day.
Empty barrels make the most noise.
Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
I am not gonna lie....I think HQ needs to take this pic down. It is not sending the right message. I get what they are trying to do but this picture is sending the wrong message.
i missed several workouts ... did modified 'Nick'
35lb dumb bell
9 rounds , 18:45
The picture says no more about 'HQ' than your interpretation of the picture says about you.
Great work, I wonder when there will be medical/CF combo work down in Kenya......
I rarely make rest day comments. But the video today inspired me. Thank you Crossfit.
May I also make one observation? A lot more video content on main site than say, 4 years ago when I first started. And my opinion is that as the quantity has risen, the quality has fallen.
With one exception: Coach. Every video with Glassman is gold.
Never ceases to amaze me how varied interpretations can be. I see good things coming from the establishment of relations. Thank you.
Deadlift/Thruster WOD, details there.
Good on ya, Coach.
Good on CrossFit.
bet ya they can out run any crossfitter
Now that we see the water cistern and more about the school initiative... this is a very very good thing.
Great initiative. Good on you, Coach.
I have only been doing CrossFit for 1 year but it has totally changed my life. I am seriously considering getting my level 1 Coach Certification but has hesitated because my family and I have seriously been considering a job change which would send us to Africa or Korea. This excited me but also saddened me because I was unsure how much I would use my certification in those places. This video was a confirmation to me that my certification can be used anywhere I go! Thanks for your love for people!