September 5, 2012

Wednesday 120905

Rest Day


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La Coste, Texas.

Cobalt Blue - video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]

Posted by Pukie at September 5, 2012 5:00 PM


Congratulations and great work. You should be very proud of yourself; It is clear that everyone at your gym already is.

Best regards,

Marty Cej

Comment #1 - Posted by: Marty at September 4, 2012 5:20 PM


That was simply inspiring. I hope you will continue to work hard and keep pressing on to achieve new goals.

God bless!

Dave Voss

Comment #2 - Posted by: David Voss at September 4, 2012 5:37 PM

Best vid for a long time! Nice work Cobalt!

Comment #3 - Posted by: Andrew at September 4, 2012 5:44 PM

This video really hits close to home for me. I started out at 320 and im down to 250 and RXing every other day now!!! Much love to Coach glassman for inventing something that helped me find myself through hard work again!!!!

Comment #4 - Posted by: Kyle at September 4, 2012 5:44 PM

Cobalt, keep up the good work... inspire and change other people's lives. Be proud brother.

Comment #5 - Posted by: Matt Chan at September 4, 2012 5:47 PM

Wow. Just...Wow.

Inspiring on all counts in all ways. Good on ya Cobalt. Good on ya, Defiant.


Comment #6 - Posted by: bingo at September 4, 2012 5:51 PM

You are motivation! Keep that engine gunnin'
Also, you have a super hero name.

Comment #7 - Posted by: Alex Lofgren at September 4, 2012 6:04 PM

Crossfit is great for so many reasons, most of all because of the people. Great job Cobalt and great job Crossfit Defiant. Lotta love and compassion in this community.

Comment #8 - Posted by: matt at September 4, 2012 6:06 PM

Cool clip, also Cobalt Blue sounds like a superhero name.

Comment #9 - Posted by: Keen-NZ at September 4, 2012 6:09 PM

Great video! Good work Cobalt!

Comment #10 - Posted by: matt at September 4, 2012 6:10 PM

Rest day, Thank God!

Comment #11 - Posted by: Jeremy at September 4, 2012 6:16 PM

A very inspirational video! Way to go, Cobalt!

Comment #12 - Posted by: jamdrew at September 4, 2012 6:33 PM

Awesome video! Cobalt, you are an inspiration!

Comment #13 - Posted by: rachel at September 4, 2012 6:54 PM

Great job Colbalt. True strength.

Comment #14 - Posted by: iRemoveAllDoubt at September 4, 2012 6:59 PM

VERY inspiring. GREAT job, Cobalt! I bet you feel like a million bucks! Cheers!

Comment #15 - Posted by: m placzek at September 4, 2012 7:01 PM

You're my boy blue!

Comment #16 - Posted by: Dave at September 4, 2012 7:04 PM

Fantastic video

Comment #17 - Posted by: LurkerSteve at September 4, 2012 7:11 PM


You're an inspiration to all of us! Wonderful story! Keep up the hard work and have fun!

Comment #18 - Posted by: Justin at September 4, 2012 7:15 PM

Awesome video!

Why havent we been getting classical music, poetry, etc recently?? I need my brain food on these rest days!

Comment #19 - Posted by: Macleay at September 4, 2012 7:24 PM

Just brilliant for you Cobalt, well done- I'm inspired

Comment #20 - Posted by: LydiaB at September 4, 2012 7:31 PM

Awesome video. Congrats to Cobalt! You had the courage to go that first day and then the perseverance to keep was in you the whole time. Great way to pay it forward by now inspiring others. Keep it up.

Also, congrats to Defiant to welcoming me that's really what fitness and CF is all about.

Comment #21 - Posted by: Walter Mitty at September 4, 2012 7:34 PM

You are truly inspirational, not only for people who want to make their life better, but for anyone in general...keep up the great work!...

Awesome pic!...kid really is giving it all on the sled pull...

Comment #22 - Posted by: Harry at September 4, 2012 7:35 PM

Cobalt, you are awesome. You are CrossFit. Keep it up!

Comment #23 - Posted by: Pat Sherwood at September 4, 2012 9:19 PM

Nice job Cobalt! Very inspiring!!

Comment #24 - Posted by: Michele at September 4, 2012 9:32 PM

Thanks for sharing the inspiring story, Cobalt. And seriously, with a name like that you must have known all along that you had a steely-framed machine hiding somewhere inside. Glad you finally brought it out!

Comment #25 - Posted by: Greg at September 4, 2012 10:17 PM

Awesome, love seeing these kind of videos.

Comment #26 - Posted by: Brian at September 4, 2012 10:23 PM

Nice work Cobalt. Just awesome.

Hope you're still going strong!

Dom H

Comment #27 - Posted by: DomH at September 5, 2012 12:16 AM

Cobalt. A badass name worthy of such a badass person. Keep going man! :D

Comment #28 - Posted by: Aaron S. at September 5, 2012 2:23 AM

best video in a long time.

Cobalt, inspiring work, keep it up!!

Comment #29 - Posted by: Rob at September 5, 2012 3:41 AM

Wow! Cobalt - that is true courage!Your grit is what true heroes are made of. You didn't let your past be an excuse, you just did what you saw needed to be done. I'm going to tell your story to so many people! Great work!

Comment #30 - Posted by: Ben at September 5, 2012 4:57 AM

Awesome video, its so inspiring to see such joy come from CrossFit and its commuity. Keep up the great work Cobalt!

Comment #31 - Posted by: Christine at September 5, 2012 5:46 AM

I have some questions for anyone to answer on this rest day. I read all the posts and notice a great deal of complaints in regard to the programming of the WOD's and how bad they are. Being that I am relatively new to crossfit I would like to know what is wrong with them? Who posts them? And is there a method to their madness? One would figure that being on the official crossfit website, they would be pretty well put together wouldn't they?

Comment #32 - Posted by: Jinsin311 M/34/5'8/178# at September 5, 2012 7:27 AM

Great video - way to go Cobalt.

I used to welcome rest days, now its kind of a bummer.

Comment #33 - Posted by: craig M/52/5'9/175 at September 5, 2012 7:43 AM

Rock Star name !
Great job all the way around.

Comment #34 - Posted by: Jimbo at September 5, 2012 7:46 AM

M/ 38/ 134 lbs/ 5'-6"
I did a different early morning WOD today:
5 rounds of 20 KB swings (1.5 pood) + 20 Wallballs (20 lb - 10feet) with 1 minute rest between rounds
I did this in about 14:50 - including the 4 minutes of rest inbetween rounds
(I took too much rest after the 4th round... I was gassed and wanted to really attack each round... so I rested another 15-20 seconds and then did the last round full blast...
I did all KB swings unbroken... most of my wallballs were 17 + 3.. the 4th round I droped the ball as it slipped out of my hands on the 6th rep.. then I took a few seconds and did the last 14... kind of a reverse of what I was doing all other rounds.

Comment #35 - Posted by: Anton at September 5, 2012 7:55 AM


See the CrossFit Training Guide article, "Programming and Scaling" (pp.84-88) for the theory behind CrossFit programming.

Comment #36 - Posted by: Dave at September 5, 2012 10:02 AM

Inspirational story :) Amazing Job!

Comment #37 - Posted by: Lindsay at September 5, 2012 10:07 AM

Cobalt: Great Work!

Comment #38 - Posted by: Don at September 5, 2012 10:11 AM

Made up Monday's this morning, with slight modification.

3 rounds:

15 chest to bar pull-ups
20 burpees
95# power cleans, 15 reps


Comment #39 - Posted by: Kevin C. (M/53/5'11"/175) at September 5, 2012 10:20 AM

Very inspiring story. Awesome, Cobalt!

Comment #40 - Posted by: Andy Hendel at September 5, 2012 10:26 AM

What an inspiring man!!! As for my rest day spent an hour in hot yoga...ahhhhhhhhh!!! Now relaxing watching movies for the rest of the day!! Well deserved!:-D

Comment #41 - Posted by: Antoinne at September 5, 2012 10:49 AM

Made me well up a bit.

Cobolt, you represent all that is right in CrossFit. The power of CrossFit is it's ability to change / renew lives.

Nice work!

Comment #42 - Posted by: Scott at September 5, 2012 10:52 AM

Day 128
M/45/6'0"/189 (yeah, dropped another pound)

CFWU x 3 (minus pull-ups)

Made up WOD 120903 - Monday
3 rds for time of:
15 Chest-to-Bar Pull-ups
20 Burpees
15 Sumo-Deadlift High Pulls, 95#
As RX'd: 15:35

Comment #43 - Posted by: fargingbastige at September 5, 2012 11:00 AM

Very Cool Video. Extremely Cool Name. Keep it up Cobalt!

Comment #44 - Posted by: T at September 5, 2012 12:10 PM

Cobalt! You represent in action what CrossFit is meant to be. Thank you for the video, and keep up the great work!



Comment #45 - Posted by: Marc at September 5, 2012 12:28 PM

100 Thrusters catch-up!
Manas, Kyrgyzstan

Almost home!

Upstate NY here we come!

Comment #46 - Posted by: james.patrick [M/50/66"/135] at September 5, 2012 1:13 PM

This is exactly what we need to see more of! Congrats Cobalt. You will change what I do every day. I'd love to see more updates and follow your progress because you strike as the type to keep going and going.

Comment #47 - Posted by: jogan at September 5, 2012 1:50 PM

Three rounds for time of:
15 Chest to bar pull-ups (mostly regular pull ups)
20 Burpees
95 pound Sumo-deadlift high-pull, 15 reps



weak today - from yesterday's WOD.

Comment #48 - Posted by: Mazzone, Chantilly at September 5, 2012 2:10 PM

Is it just me, or do mainsite workouts keep getting harder with no real improvement in the average athletes posting their results? I followed this site religiously from 2006 through 2008 and never saw a 225 pound clean or even a 275 pound deadlift.

Comment #49 - Posted by: steve n at September 5, 2012 2:12 PM

Finally had a chance to watch the video.

Great job Cobalt! Keep it up.

Comment #50 - Posted by: Kevin C. (M/53/5'11"/175) at September 5, 2012 2:37 PM

Great video! I love the pic as well. Those kids are giving it and seem determined. I wonder if they'll take turns dragging, pushing and riding?

Comment #51 - Posted by: Brad at September 5, 2012 2:57 PM

Havin trouble keepin myself from goin ass to grass on thrusters. If i catch myself right after gettin bellow parallel i feel like i lean to far forward. Any thoughts to correct this.

Comment #52 - Posted by: Colinw at September 5, 2012 4:26 PM


CFWU x 3
BS up to 285 x 2

Comment #53 - Posted by: ScottE at September 6, 2012 9:06 AM

No joke I got a tear in my eye. This guy IS a rock star and a TRUE inspiration; great job young Sir!

Comment #54 - Posted by: Joe Colon Jr. at September 6, 2012 10:48 AM


5K: 29:00

Comment #55 - Posted by: mom to five at September 6, 2012 6:38 PM

Great job Cobalt.

Comment #56 - Posted by: TJ in MT at September 9, 2012 9:04 AM

You rock..keep up the good work.this is why I love's for everyone.

Comment #57 - Posted by: Ramiro at September 25, 2012 2:40 PM
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