September 13, 2012

Thursday 120913

Rest Day


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"Early in the morning on September 11th, after a slight delay due to
indirect fire from the Taliban hitting their base, members of Task Force
Paladin, the Counter IED Task Force for Afghanistan, suffered through
a 9/11 Tribute WOD to honor all those slain in the September 11th
attacks. The group is led by Don Clarkson, co-owner of CrossFit Bel Air
who is currently on his 5th deployment to Afghanistan."
- LTC Donald J. Clarkson

"Survival of the Fittest: The Future of CrossFit's Innovative Model" by Nancy McGuire Choi, The Huffington Post.

"Let Me Tell You About CrossFit" - video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]

Posted by Pukie at September 13, 2012 5:00 PM

Hoo Ya EOD!

Comment #1 - Posted by: Eric at September 12, 2012 5:30 PM

That video is AWESOME!...I love the last words: "where are the machines?!...we're the machines!"

Rest day eh?...I'll be on the ice twice tomorrow, just like any good canadian hockey player would be!...Can't wait for the next WOD though!..

Comment #2 - Posted by: Harry at September 12, 2012 5:46 PM

I just finished Wednesday's WOD, posted my time, then watched the video---I'm gassed, but I want go again after that video. Awesome. I'm a health teacher, and I'm going to show that to my H.S. students. Anyone have any ideas for CrossFit posters for my classroom?


Comment #3 - Posted by: Mike A. at September 12, 2012 5:54 PM

Awesome video!!!! That's what I love about crossfit the most, it's not a bunch of meat-head knuckle draggers working out chest five days a week, it ordinary people from every athletic background imaginable coming together and pushing each other through some of the hardest mental and physical workouts ever.

Comment #4 - Posted by: Todd at September 12, 2012 6:08 PM

Today was a rest day for me. But I gave platelets today for the first time. Wanted to do it on Tuesday, but the center was closed. I will try to do this monthly as a way to honor all those who serve.... Past, present, and future. God bless!

Comment #5 - Posted by: Trueson m39/5'9"/165 at September 12, 2012 6:30 PM

Don! I did a wod at your box a while back home! So happy to see you on here and hope your tour is going great!
SN Hugh Dailey

Comment #6 - Posted by: Hugh Dailey at September 12, 2012 7:00 PM

HOOYAH Pat G. Great pic for the day. Getting it done as usual I see. Stay safe and hang in there.


Comment #7 - Posted by: CE M/42/5'10" 173# at September 12, 2012 7:03 PM

WHERE ARE THEIR PT BELTS??? They could get hit by a Hilux joyriding to the fuel point without their reflective belts!!

Comment #8 - Posted by: TCC at September 12, 2012 7:22 PM

Free Rudy!!

Comment #9 - Posted by: Doe Ryder at September 12, 2012 7:31 PM

oh reflective belts

Comment #10 - Posted by: Maximilian Contreras at September 12, 2012 7:36 PM

Headed to Houston this weekend lookin for a Box near the Airport any suggestions?

Comment #11 - Posted by: Greg at September 12, 2012 8:04 PM


Comment #12 - Posted by: Sean at September 12, 2012 8:23 PM

Nice 'stach EODC. It's been awhile since we were @ NDSTC. Hope all is well.

Comment #13 - Posted by: DJ at September 12, 2012 8:36 PM

It looks like you had an awesome time!Thanks for sharing the video. :)

Comment #14 - Posted by: absolute wellness at September 12, 2012 11:45 PM

Looks like someone owes beer!

Comment #15 - Posted by: EOD in AFG at September 13, 2012 2:58 AM

I love this WOD!!!! :D

Comment #16 - Posted by: Paciek at September 13, 2012 3:14 AM

Great article

Great video

Travel safe Don


Comment #17 - Posted by: Tony Blauer at September 13, 2012 4:50 AM

you have to "love" Bagram, PT belts, saluting, etc

Comment #18 - Posted by: Bill at September 13, 2012 5:31 AM

Love the 'stache B. Wondered where you went after your school house tour. y'all stay safe and God bless.

Comment #19 - Posted by: kcinmd at September 13, 2012 9:16 AM

Love this video!! Dead on for showing what crossfit is all about!

Comment #20 - Posted by: Steve Price at September 13, 2012 10:19 AM

Day 136
CFWU x 3
Made up WOD 120908 - Sat
8 rds for max reps of:
115# Hang Power Clean, 20 sec.
Rest 10 sec.
115# Push Press, 20 sec.
Rest 10 sec.
HPC: 45
PP: 36

Comment #21 - Posted by: fargingbastige at September 13, 2012 10:56 AM

Rest?? Did "manion" from a couple
Weeks ago and felt awful from the last three days workouts
But got through it in 34:15.

Comment #22 - Posted by: Todd at September 13, 2012 11:07 AM

Not sure if any CrossFitters are keeping up with the incident in Libya. Apparently one of the killed Americans was Glen Doherty a retired SEAL. According to a Fox report he worked as a trainer at a CrossFit/SEALFIT gym in California in addition to a private security company. I provided a link below.

Comment #23 - Posted by: Rocky at September 13, 2012 12:05 PM

2 rounds of:
50 Situps
45 KBS 1.5 pood
40 Box Jumps 24"
35 Pullups

Comment #24 - Posted by: SB at September 13, 2012 12:26 PM

Death By 10 Meters
With a continuously running clock run 10 meters the first minute, run 20 meters the 2nd minute, 30 meters at the 3rd minuteā€¦. continue until you cannot complete the distance within the minute.

17 rounds...started 18 but not enough time (or energy)

50 Hollow Rocks
50 Supermans
50 Leg Levers
50 Supermans

Comment #25 - Posted by: Energizer Bunny at September 13, 2012 1:22 PM

used 2 10 lbs dbs for wb

Comment #26 - Posted by: Kyle A. at September 13, 2012 4:18 PM

No cheesy mustache? What gives?
UB Safe!

Comment #27 - Posted by: NVdiver at September 14, 2012 12:18 AM

TF Paladin????? must be nice to be sitting in Bagram and have time to work out, try to spend a day in one of our JCOPs and receive indirect fire all day.

Comment #28 - Posted by: alberto at September 14, 2012 2:26 AM


We're all in a war zone, why would you degrade your brothers and sisters? Doesn't the enemy do enough of that.

We received IDF just the other day, and it wasn't just loud noises and flashes, people got hurt.

Take a step back, review what it means to be a professional, and get your head back in the game.

Paladin, keep up the great work and keep kicking ass.

-Your neighbor

Comment #29 - Posted by: Mike at September 14, 2012 10:14 AM


Sounds like someone needs to go to the warrior recovery and pet the puppies.

Comment #30 - Posted by: stache at September 18, 2012 9:49 AM

Hooyah EOD! you guys be safe.

Comment #31 - Posted by: Sarah at September 18, 2012 12:28 PM
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