September 25, 2012

Tuesday 120925

Rest Day


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"I'm sending this picture from the Argandab River Valley, Afghanistan. We love CrossFit. It is a great workout that makes it easy to accomplish the mission."
- SSG Chaisson

"A CrossFit Love Story" with Bob Brown, CrossFit Journal video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]

"Serving a Community in Crisis" by Emily Beers, CrossFit Journal article [pdf]

Posted by Pukie at September 25, 2012 5:00 PM

exactly what I thought #2!

Comment #1 - Posted by: db at September 24, 2012 6:01 PM

Hey #1 . . . Lighten up & give them a break, this is PT gear not a "uniform" . . . My infantryman son served in the Argandab River Valley so I thank every soldier who is serving there now even if their "uniform standard" doesn't meet your approval or any one of them is trying too hard . . .

Comment #2 - Posted by: IronMikeMercury at September 24, 2012 6:15 PM

To the guys in the photo - THANK YOU for what you do for the rest of us. And thank you for taking the extra effort with CrossFit to keep as healthy and strong as you can.

Comment #3 - Posted by: heath at September 24, 2012 6:27 PM

Regardless of how they look, they are there so thanks for taking care of us even if some make fun of you. God Speed!

Comment #4 - Posted by: charlie at September 24, 2012 6:48 PM

Bob the Beast!

Comment #5 - Posted by: Joe-fiT at September 24, 2012 7:08 PM

participating in my daughter's Terry Fox Run "be like Terry!"

Comment #6 - Posted by: way at September 24, 2012 7:23 PM

is there any sub for rest days?

Comment #7 - Posted by: august at September 24, 2012 7:53 PM

sub for rest day - Bench Press strength and 5k Run

Comment #8 - Posted by: Johnny O 20/6'/210 at September 24, 2012 7:56 PM

I know that was "Fat Man" Gary Roberts taping Bob's story just from that final comment. How about an update on him too!

Comment #9 - Posted by: Michael Bratcher at September 24, 2012 8:03 PM

Looks like our old COP. Brings back some memories.

Comment #10 - Posted by: ASpall at September 24, 2012 8:13 PM

Truly an inspiring story Bob Brown.

I say this a lot, but Bob, you're the man. No joke!

Comment #11 - Posted by: Aaron S. at September 24, 2012 8:25 PM

Shoulder press 3-3-3-3-3-3-3

Alan 65-75-85-90-90-90-95
Steve 67-77-87-87-87-87-87

21-15-9 FT:
GHD wall ball, 10 lbs (Steve 6)
Wallball 2-for-1s, 20 lbs (Steve 15)

Alan 4:15, Steve 5:05

Comment #12 - Posted by: Alan H. at September 24, 2012 9:13 PM

HQ with another moving, personal story. It just makes me want to workout all day long. Inspiration is infinite here.

Comment #13 - Posted by: Lincoln at September 24, 2012 9:51 PM

Nice Blimp!

Comment #14 - Posted by: Cholero at September 25, 2012 4:40 AM

Bob looks like an awesome guy and has an amazing story to tell. But as much as I absolutely love everything Crossfit does for me and for millions of people around the world, it's still hard to watch people break down and cry and say that Crossfit is filling the void in their lives. People need to realize that nothing lasts forever and that is true when it comes to a fitness program as well. True fulfillment isn't going to come from Crossfiting. There has to be something deeper in your life or you will eventually just end up right back where you started. I hope my comment is not taken the wrong way. Believe me I love Crossfit just as much as the next guy and I can't ever imagine myself not Crossfiting now that I have started, but it's not where I put my trust, hope and faith to have a fulfilling life. I just hope for Bob and for others like him that they don't get let down.

Comment #15 - Posted by: Adam at September 25, 2012 6:49 AM

Nice Spy Blimp off to the left, wonder how soon that will be flying over the US, or is there one already,...

Comment #16 - Posted by: Founding Fathers at September 25, 2012 7:51 AM

Bob Brown: An inspiring story, on several fronts. A moving testament and tribute to CrossFit, to Friendship, to Determination, to Love. Thank you for sharing this story.

Comment #17 - Posted by: Soos at September 25, 2012 8:18 AM

Hey DT and Erik... Is that really all you have to do, count AR 670-1 violations and berate these men to make yourselves feel better? From all my deployments, I don't ever remember having trouble closing with and eliminating an enemy combatant because I was outside of Army regulations with my socks or shoes or reflective belt. You have to be kidding me... sounds like both are well on your way to becoming a garrison SGM. And if took a second to consider anything about the area, you would realize that the surrounding high ground provides a terrific view of the inside of the post... not to mention the workers who were hired one day to helped build the walls are the same Taliban fighters these brave guys will be fighting the next. You have both demonstrated your ignorance and your vile nature to belittle those who would sacrifice so much on your behalf. Good job. I believe most would find that in direct contrast to the Crossfit mentality.

SSG Chaisson and crew, thank you for all you do, may God bless you all!

Comment #18 - Posted by: Richard at September 25, 2012 8:50 AM

Right on, Richard.

Comment #19 - Posted by: Chuck at September 25, 2012 9:17 AM

Thank you Richard well said!!!! Good job guys keep up the good work overseas, keep morale up and come home safe.

Sgt us army

Comment #20 - Posted by: luis at September 25, 2012 9:43 AM

What Richard said!

Thank you for protecting our freedom... even the knuckleheads on this thread.

Stay safe!

Comment #21 - Posted by: Lc at September 25, 2012 9:44 AM


Caught up with GHD WB/WB 2-fer. Details there.


Comment #22 - Posted by: bingo at September 25, 2012 10:54 AM

Day 148
Made up 120919-Wed
DL as RX'd
OHS scaled to 95#
Time: 18:19

Comment #23 - Posted by: fargingbastige at September 25, 2012 10:58 AM

right on #8... Killing the fat man & Love story are so well done that CF should give the "FAT MAN" his own TV channel on this site so he can post more stories like this... GREAT STUFF!!!

Comment #24 - Posted by: DAB at September 25, 2012 11:01 AM

Richard, fundamentally I believe operational security and professionalism are mutually exclusive from crossfit ethos...deep breaths.

Comment #25 - Posted by: Mutt at September 25, 2012 11:10 AM

LT Kunkel and SSG Chaison - Totally surprised to see Ware on the CrossFit site. We're taking good care of the place. You should see the crossfite area in the gym. Unfortunantly, its under used because guys like to go in and just move the weights around instead of working out.

Comment #26 - Posted by: allan at September 25, 2012 12:00 PM

According to AR 670-1 14-4 Occasions for wear "The PFU and the IPFU are authorized for wear on and off duty, and off the installation, when authorized by the commander. Soldiers may wear all or part of the PFU or IPFU with civilian attire off the installation, when authorized by the commander" This was not organized PT... know your regs before you post. If your not an 11b, then you should not even to begin to hate. All of the guys in the picture are decorated veterans.

Comment #27 - Posted by: higgs at September 25, 2012 12:09 PM

What a great video. That is inspiration, That is community. Great video.

Comment #28 - Posted by: Nicole at September 25, 2012 12:34 PM

Hooah 1-67!

Comment #29 - Posted by: Mike H at September 25, 2012 3:48 PM

@ Adam about Bob and filling the void...

I think the reason why a lot of people cry, or get emotional at least, about CrossFit is because it shows them their value. They've had the chance to set goals and work towards them. Realizing your goals, even if it's just one pull up or not tapping out on a 12 min AMRAP can do wonders for your feelings of self worth. So perhaps the tears are in gratitude for lessons learned about themselves, rather than for the organization. That's why I love CrossFit. Mastering the body makes you discover's not a temporary relief, in my opinion.

Comment #30 - Posted by: AndrewMick at September 25, 2012 5:11 PM

allan email me at
I would love to here how cop ware is going. Hope all is well.

Comment #31 - Posted by: lawrence at September 25, 2012 6:03 PM

PR'ed FRAN-05:18 roped and did the crossfit football WOD
5 rounds for time of:
6 Power Snatch 135 lbs
10 KB Step Ups - 1.5 pood each hand - 20"

Comment #32 - Posted by: MrFrench at September 25, 2012 7:41 PM

Maybe everyone should look up CJTF's IPFUs policy and sorry he is out of uniform with the 5 fingers. Anyway, people are just sayin', if you are going to take a picture with a uniform on, take it the right way. It doesn't matter where you are.

Comment #33 - Posted by: Dave at September 26, 2012 4:44 AM

95, 106, 115, 125, 125, 130(2), 130(2)

800 meter run
30 Dead Lifts @215lb
800 meter run



Comment #34 - Posted by: Mazzone, Chantilly at September 26, 2012 8:30 AM

Typical that the only thing people are focused on is the uniform..Get over yourself its PT gear and it's Afghanistan..Stop being the moral police

Comment #35 - Posted by: KW at September 27, 2012 9:24 AM

anniversary WOD
365 pull-ups for time
1:24 slower than PBest

Comment #36 - Posted by: Mad Max at September 27, 2012 4:23 PM

To anyone who has nothing better to do than note AR 670-1 violations on a CF post: GET A LIFE!

To the guys in the Argandab: keep it up!
From the crew at Camp Clark

Comment #37 - Posted by: Andrew 26/M/6'/181 Camp Clark, AFG at September 29, 2012 1:49 AM
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