October 11, 2012

Thursday 121011

Rest Day


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Baby Juniper.

The Village of Boyani, Kenya - video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]

"Fat of the Land: Mismeasures and Missing the Point" by Dr. Lon Kilgore, CrossFit Journal article [pdf]

Posted by Pukie at October 11, 2012 5:00 PM

love the picture!!!!!

Comment #1 - Posted by: Michelle Stafford at October 10, 2012 5:10 PM

where can i find a poster like that?

Comment #2 - Posted by: mark at October 10, 2012 5:21 PM

CFJ article not yet in the Journal. Question for Dr. K: Would not %BW fat not be the more accurate predictor of health/mortality?

Comment #3 - Posted by: bingo at October 10, 2012 5:43 PM

Would love to have or buy a couple posters. Where can we get one for our box

Comment #4 - Posted by: Brad leuck at October 10, 2012 5:45 PM

Not sure where it came from originally but I know her father got it as a reward for getting his first muscle up.

Comment #5 - Posted by: Dane Brunson at October 10, 2012 6:04 PM

they were sent to the affiliate locations last season before the Games...

Comment #6 - Posted by: Coach Lenny Pace at October 10, 2012 6:05 PM

Everything's better with babies.

Comment #7 - Posted by: Prolix at October 10, 2012 6:54 PM

What a great picture! It's good to give baby positive role models and imagery right away.

Comment #8 - Posted by: RR at October 10, 2012 7:00 PM

Not a crossfitter but finished the 100 burpee challenge today. It took a lot of mental effort and it wasn't easy but its done!!!!!!! DEEP SEA

Comment #9 - Posted by: deepseabee at October 10, 2012 10:12 PM

Did my first double unders last night. Bout time. Now I don't think the 3 to 1 single jump subsititution is hard enough. :-) The double unders are HARD.

Comment #10 - Posted by: Gibby in Shanghai at October 10, 2012 10:24 PM

Wow, this is the first time i get down right mad about an article here.
The author displays a lot of "facts" that is proven wrong or called into question by bogus statistics. I concurr BMI is sketchy at most. Obesity is not. If i was living in a country where the population grows with 24 g/cm over a 10 year period. I would be alarmed. Why CrossFit want to take a stand using statistics from a time when CrossFit was not invented yet. Now that is a thing i can not understand.
Just to give a heads up. USA is a country having a lobby organisation trying to get ketchup recognised as a vegetable. Fix that and you fix the problem. And yes CrossFit is a great way to get there. But the article is not.

Man, did i need to get that out of my system.

Mikael Wirén

Comment #11 - Posted by: MeikSolo M36/83kg/185cm/448g/cm at October 11, 2012 12:07 AM

So, turned up for my first crossfit session ever last night in London... turns out someone called Annie was training there at the moment. Turns out she's kind of a big deal round here! Very impressive.

Comment #12 - Posted by: N at October 11, 2012 12:22 AM

Great article today. "Fat of the Land" is the kind of data and science we need to look at more. Thanks CrossFit!

Comment #13 - Posted by: Matt at October 11, 2012 5:17 AM

Rest day question:

I'm starting to develop muscle strength (and maybe flexibility) imbalance between my right and left leg.

Any suggestions for rebalancing or at least moving in the right direction?


Comment #14 - Posted by: texinma (m/43/5'7/150 at October 11, 2012 5:26 AM

So here's a question. What do you do on rest day? Do you actually rest? Work on Olympic Lifts, yoga, stretch, weight lifting?

Comment #15 - Posted by: Mark at October 11, 2012 7:29 AM

To baby Juniper:

These are girls, girls are tough - here's a poster to grow up with.



Comment #16 - Posted by: Chris Henry at October 11, 2012 7:47 AM

did the push press 3-3-3-3-3-3-3 last night followed by a hellish, yet fulfilling WOD

1 mile run

5 rounds for time
20 pull ups
25 press ups
30 squats

1 mile run

heart was pumping out the chest - boss

Comment #17 - Posted by: Robbie Wakes at October 11, 2012 8:39 AM

watch out annie!

Comment #18 - Posted by: matt at October 11, 2012 10:58 AM

#12- I used to rest but I'm getting ready for trooper academy so I run. I'm sure others do WOD's or whatever you want really.

Comment #19 - Posted by: Josh DB 374 M/180/5'10"/29 at October 11, 2012 11:10 AM

Josh, Thanks for the input. I just wasn't sure what to do.

Comment #20 - Posted by: Mark at October 11, 2012 11:31 AM

For time:
3 rds. for time of:
30 95 lb. power snatch
30 WBS (20 lb.)

Comment #21 - Posted by: SB at October 11, 2012 1:07 PM

26 / M / 5'9" / 140lbs

Been out sick for two weeks... Just did a few rounds of the CF warm-up today.

Comment #22 - Posted by: BC at October 11, 2012 1:29 PM

So many adorable babies! Baby humans, baby goats, baby elephants... also chickens. They're pretty cute, too. So proud of CrossFit and all they are doing to help out in Kenya!

Comment #23 - Posted by: Ariel at October 11, 2012 1:39 PM

For those interested I just calculated the BMI of the top 12 Male athletes from the 2012 CF Games.

They're all over weight, with a few athletes being right on obese:

BMI Name

28 Rich Froning
30 Matt Chan (obese)
28 Kyle Kasperbauer
28 Scott Panchik
31 Jason Khalipa (obese)
27 Dan Bailey
29 Marcus Hendren
29 Austin Malleolo
31 Chad Mackay (obese)
26 Graham Holmberg
26 Ben Smith
28 Nate Schrader

Interestingly, apart from Froning, the male side of Team USA is obese.

Comment #24 - Posted by: Keen-NZ at October 11, 2012 3:05 PM


Exactly why I keep ripping our company's health screening survey because they do BMI, and determine if we are "healthy" based partially on that. I've been overweight every year, at a 25-26% BMI, and I think it's crazy. BF is around 12-14%, yet the first year, I weighed in at 210#, which was considered overweight, and the second year, I weigh in at 175#, and I'm still considered overweight. Guy does the "counseling" for me, and asks if I exercise. I'm like, really? Are you even looking at me? Why don't you go exercise, turd...

Comment #25 - Posted by: Jason B at October 11, 2012 4:01 PM

@Keen-NZ ..how can you say there obese...obesity isn't about weight its body fat percentage compared to muscle percentage

Comment #26 - Posted by: Fintan at October 11, 2012 5:01 PM

@Fintan - I think Keen-NZ was just pointing out that according to BMI standards, they are obese. There is a picture in the article illustrating the same.

Comment #27 - Posted by: Brad at October 11, 2012 6:47 PM

M/ 38/ 134 lbs/ 5'-6"
I started with a pretty long warm up. I was sore in the legs from last nights chipper. I then did the Burgener warmup as well.
For me, the balance component was off on my snatch balance. I was feeling ok with my strength as i was not going too heavy, but my balance was off for sure. I was also not the most confident on some of my initial drops, not pushing under the bar well. I was o.k. after the first rep at the end, but I am still having difficulty with pushing myself under the bar better... I'M WORKING ON THAT.
75 lbs x 10
85 lbs x 8
90 lbs x 6 I think I did a few sets
100 lbs x 5 I did a few sets of this
110 lbs x 3 I did a few sets of this
115 lbs x 3 I did a couple sets of this
Finished off with 3 sets of 95 lbs power snatch x 3

Post WOD: 2 times rowed 500 meters. I was trying to flush out the system... I was not rowing too hard. On the second row I started to put in 10 stroke splits going hard and then coast for 15 pulls. Kind of fun to break it up and also I was concentrating on relaxing my arms more.

Comment #28 - Posted by: Anton at October 12, 2012 7:19 AM


5K: 28:12

Comment #29 - Posted by: mom to five at October 12, 2012 8:30 AM

Yeah, sorry, my point was BMI is a joke due to the fact that 12 of the most all round fit people in the world are all considered overweight or obese.

Comment #30 - Posted by: Keen-NZ at October 12, 2012 2:33 PM
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