October 7, 2012

Sunday 121007

Rest Day


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The CrossFit plane.

"Fighting for Greatness: A CrossFit Story" with Johnny Medina III, CrossFit Journal video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]

"The CrossFit SAT-Prep Program" by Greg Glassman, CrossFit Journal article [pdf]

Posted by Pukie at October 7, 2012 5:00 PM

You couldn't get 321GO?

Comment #1 - Posted by: john heins/crossfit kaneohe at October 6, 2012 6:04 PM

Nope. Tried.

Comment #2 - Posted by: greg at October 6, 2012 6:12 PM

Excellent Choice, CIRRUS is the best Single egine Aircraft. I love Crossfit and Cirrus!

Comment #3 - Posted by: Enrique at October 6, 2012 6:20 PM

You go, Johnny. Inspiring story. And way to go, Dad!

Comment #4 - Posted by: Dave Smith at October 6, 2012 6:21 PM

Awesome plane! Needs a pukie logo on it to be legit though : )

Comment #5 - Posted by: Steve at October 6, 2012 6:51 PM

Needs a pin-up girl on the nose with the name "Fran."

Comment #6 - Posted by: DJD at October 6, 2012 7:03 PM

I don't know if the FU is intentional, but I like it!

Comment #7 - Posted by: Nicole Scott Smith at October 6, 2012 7:04 PM

Nice SR22T. Great single to fly.

I love the N-number - 123 Foxtrot Uniform

Comment #8 - Posted by: M&M at October 6, 2012 7:17 PM

That was a great video. That's what crossfit's really about.

Comment #9 - Posted by: Aaron S. at October 6, 2012 7:54 PM

Rowers, ropes, and rings are one thing...but workouts requiring aircraft pushes crossfit beyond the average home gym guys, come on....

J/k, but more seriously, its time for my annual thanks x 1000 for your work on the mainsite, HQ staff. I've been looking forward to/dreading 5pm PST for 5 years tomorrow!

Comment #10 - Posted by: Dave at October 6, 2012 9:19 PM

That plane must workout

Comment #11 - Posted by: Joe-fiT at October 6, 2012 9:52 PM

I thought this news story notable for the CrossFit community - "Navy to commission guided-missile destroyer Michael Murphy"
DDG 112 - the USS Michael Murhpy was commissioned today, 6 October, in Manhattan, NY. It will be stationed in Hawaii.

Here's a toast...to Murph.

Comment #12 - Posted by: AF Steve at October 6, 2012 11:43 PM

If you need a pilot in a few years after my AF commitment is up...ehh?

Comment #13 - Posted by: Andi at October 7, 2012 3:42 AM

Murph s story was on Fox News today. Pretty awesome to hear his mother speak about him. Makes me want to honor him more.

Comment #14 - Posted by: Dustin Taylor at October 7, 2012 6:32 AM

Sunday musings (reigning in)...

1) Monsoon. I don't care what the geography books say, it's Monsoon season in Cleveland for the 22nd consecutive October.

2) Breeze. "Out on a limb, where the breeze is better." --L!sbeth

That's very nice. A nice companion to "[I]f you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space."

3) Writers. Some people really write well. Words fly off their fingertips. Beautiful words, ones that carry thoughts and ideas at once so grand that they move you like a bulldozer, and so light and ephemeral they are as hard to divine as the wind generated by a blink.

4) Transference. What have you done, or what are you doing, to make yourself better? Not just in the Box, not just more fit, but in general.

We talk about the transference of the stress response from the WOD to life, how our willingness to put ourselves under significant physical duress teaches us that we can, indeed, perform at times of stress. This really happens; your neuro-endocrine stress response really does require a bigger stimulus to fire in that way that makes you "freeze up" after you've been dosed with the CrossFit prescription.

There is more to be learned in the Box or wherever you do your own version of CrossFit, of course. We learn to look at people differently once we've done CrossFit side-by-side, or once we've shared our results here. It becomes less "what do you look like?" and "what did you say?" but more "what did you do?" and "how did you do it?". This trait has gone with me out of the gym, been transferred to the larger and more inclusive domains of my non-CrossFit worlds.

Every day, in countless Affiliates, commercial gyms, and garages, folks who do CrossFit are engaged in the active pursuit of "better." A thinner band, a first Pull-up, a kip, a butterfly...an endless pursuit of 'better' at what we do in our pursuit of fitness. This, too, should transfer, eh?

There is a willingness to try new things in CrossFit, often things that are at first glance simply unimaginable. "You want me to do WHAT with that Kettlebell?!" It's a kind of knowing fearlessness, a faith in self and a belief in self that comes from choosing to enter that dark place where we know it will be hard, but we've learned it will be worth it. This openness to trying new things, to learn new stuff in the pursuit of a generally better you should transfer too.

The concept of transference from Box to life is one more of those things which was discovered after the fact of CrossFit. In my day job I deal with neuroplasticity, the re-wiring of the adult brain in response to purposeful stimuli. Al!ison Be!ger's work shows us that our pre-wiring for connection in response to shared experience explains the CrossFit community. My experience with neural training to enhance vision explains in part the transference of the stress response.

Our willingness to try new things, to learn new things in the pursuit of greater fitness, can also become ingrained. Wired. It can become just one more example of transference. "Constantly learn" need not apply only to "new sports", nor does "and play" necessarily have to apply only to "new sports". I've found not only an increase in my curiosity about things far removed from my knowns and knowables, but also a willingness to brave what it takes to learn and play new ones in the pursuit of some better version of me.

So, what are you doing today to apply what you have learned in the gym in the pursuit of a better 'you' tomorrow?

I'll see (a better) you next week...

Comment #15 - Posted by: bingo at October 7, 2012 7:04 AM

Congratulations to you and HQ on achieving travel independence from TSA security theater, naked body radiation dosing, and sex assault grope downs from IQ deprived useful idiots masquerading as pseudo "officers". Well done. And again I say, Well Done!

Comment #16 - Posted by: Spider Chick at October 7, 2012 7:09 AM

Spider Chick sighting! Gonna be a great day. Cheers Lovely Lady.

Musings in the filter...

Comment #17 - Posted by: bingo at October 7, 2012 7:35 AM

I was ok until I saw them use dirt as chalk... that's where I lost it.

Comment #18 - Posted by: Charles J Hastings at October 7, 2012 8:30 AM

Carole and Kevin made up burpee pull ups this morning. Results posted there.

Comment #19 - Posted by: Kevin C. (M/53/5'11"/175) at October 7, 2012 9:42 AM

awesome video, this is what CF is all about - changing people from the inside out...love it

Comment #20 - Posted by: Davide at October 7, 2012 10:30 AM

I'm with Bingo. Seeing Spidey post took me back a few years. <3

I hope you're well, Karen!

Comment #21 - Posted by: AllisonNYC at October 7, 2012 11:20 AM

Great video folks.

Comment #22 - Posted by: Steve S. at October 7, 2012 12:04 PM

Nice choice with the Cirrus! I fly a SR22 for my business travel, but our tail number is nowhere near as cool. When you cancel IFR, are you going to yell, "time!"?

Comment #23 - Posted by: John D. at October 7, 2012 1:35 PM

I see blue skies ahead...

Really cool plane.

Comment #24 - Posted by: MVE m/64/5'8"/157 at October 7, 2012 2:20 PM


Comment #25 - Posted by: Pacers at October 7, 2012 3:31 PM

Canadian Thanksgiving Turkey Tonight!!

In preparation for over-eating, I did the squat cleans-box jump wod.

3 rounds of 10 squat cleans (95#), 20 box jumps (20")

time: 7:14

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.... eh.

Comment #26 - Posted by: JuilePlatt at October 7, 2012 3:47 PM

The Medina story is what makes CrossFit different!
keep it up!

Comment #27 - Posted by: Jimbo at October 8, 2012 4:40 AM

Bad ass story. I love watching this cat lift

Comment #28 - Posted by: Nick at October 8, 2012 6:37 AM

123FU... perfect

Comment #29 - Posted by: fu@gmail.com at October 9, 2012 5:13 AM

That's a fathers love right there!

Comment #30 - Posted by: KW at October 9, 2012 6:17 PM

I bet Rich and Annie run on little wheels in the back to power that plane. AWESOME!

Comment #31 - Posted by: jennie yundt at October 23, 2012 8:39 AM
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