September 13, 2012
"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
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!..
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?
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.
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!
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
HOOYAH Pat G. Great pic for the day. Getting it done as usual I see. Stay safe and hang in there.
WHERE ARE THEIR PT BELTS??? They could get hit by a Hilux joyriding to the fuel point without their reflective belts!!
Headed to Houston this weekend lookin for a Box near the Airport any suggestions?
Nice 'stach EODC. It's been awhile since we were @ NDSTC. Hope all is well.
It looks like you had an awesome time!Thanks for sharing the video. :)
Looks like someone owes beer!
Travel safe Don
you have to "love" Bagram, PT belts, saluting, etc
Love the 'stache B. Wondered where you went after your school house tour. y'all stay safe and God bless.
Love this video!! Dead on for showing what crossfit is all about!
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.
Rest?? Did "manion" from a couple
Weeks ago and felt awful from the last three days workouts
But got through it in 34:15.
2 rounds of:
45 KBS 1.5 pood
40 Box Jumps 24"
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 minute…. continue until you cannot complete the distance within the minute.
17 rounds...started 18 but not enough time (or energy)
50 Hollow Rocks
50 Leg Levers
used 2 10 lbs dbs for wb
No cheesy mustache? What gives?
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.
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.
Sounds like someone needs to go to the warrior recovery and pet the puppies.
Hooyah EOD! you guys be safe.