December 6, 2012

Thursday 121206

Rest Day

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Sam and Bill Grundler.


"Athena - and Friends" by Michael Brian, CrossFit Journal article [pdf]


"Meet Christmas Abbott" CrossFit Journal video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]

Posted by Pukie at December 6, 2012 5:00 PM
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Marry me, Christmas!

Comment #1 - Posted by: Greg Harris at December 5, 2012 6:00 PM

Amazing!!! Loooove it...

Comment #2 - Posted by: Chris Elms at December 5, 2012 6:34 PM

I think I have the twin brother of that dog.... He prefers his rubber dumbbell and tire though!

Comment #3 - Posted by: Anne-Marie at December 5, 2012 6:39 PM

I workout there! so proud!

Comment #4 - Posted by: Connor Schmitz at December 5, 2012 7:59 PM

Nice motivation to stay on the rope!!

Comment #5 - Posted by: Josh 374 at December 5, 2012 8:03 PM

How can you improve this K-9 Athlete's form on the rope pull? ;-)

Comment #6 - Posted by: Bikey at December 5, 2012 8:46 PM

This is what I love about crossfit... Great photo!

Comment #7 - Posted by: Chrisso at December 5, 2012 9:35 PM

are the cleans in Elizabeth squat cleans or are power cleans allowed?

Comment #8 - Posted by: Vincent at December 5, 2012 9:59 PM

#7
they are squat cleans

Comment #9 - Posted by: phen at December 5, 2012 11:25 PM

I love Christmas and Fran..... Good family
Kisses from Swistzerland...

Comment #10 - Posted by: Sam at December 6, 2012 12:29 AM

M/40/111/6'3"

Did Nancy to make up yesterday's WOD
20.41
Used 20kg barbell no weight

Comment #11 - Posted by: bretty72 at December 6, 2012 12:42 AM

Dog's nicely centered, but needs to get just a little more weight on the front paws for stability. Rope further back in the jaws will really help once he goes for the big pull.

Comment #12 - Posted by: MJ at December 6, 2012 1:36 AM

Really enjoyed the special on Christmas Abbott. She is quite a woman and a real tribute to what CrossFit can crossover into. How many Level I Seminar/Gun Owner/NASCAR Pit crew members CrossFitters are out there? She is awesome!

Comment #13 - Posted by: Tom S at December 6, 2012 1:44 AM

Beautiful Boxer!

Comment #14 - Posted by: Josh at December 6, 2012 3:06 AM

How could this dog improve it's efficiency in the rope pull?

Comment #15 - Posted by: Olly at December 6, 2012 5:51 AM

WOW, makes me want to celebrate Christmas every day.

Absolutely gorgeous.

What a cool person, I would love to see her on the big stage one day.

Comment #16 - Posted by: Lou at December 6, 2012 6:41 AM

Subbed CF Pickens, SC WOD
21-15-9
Deadlift - 250 lb.
Pull-ups
9:25

Comment #17 - Posted by: SB at December 6, 2012 7:47 AM

Gym Dogs ROCK!!!

Couldn't imagine my gym w/ out Kona!!

Comment #18 - Posted by: Kona Cole at December 6, 2012 8:19 AM

Question on yesterdays wod? 7x3 cleans are the 3 reps supposed to be touch and go?

Comment #19 - Posted by: Stro at December 6, 2012 8:34 AM

Aaaahhhhh I love dogs!! Is that a p

Comment #20 - Posted by: Ruff at December 6, 2012 9:02 AM

Aaaahhhh I love dogs!! Is that a pit or a boxer?

Comment #21 - Posted by: Rue at December 6, 2012 9:03 AM

Christmas is amazing!!!Nice job!

Comment #22 - Posted by: Christian at December 6, 2012 10:09 AM

Great story about Christmas. I hope she achieves all her goals.

Comment #23 - Posted by: Kevin C. (M/53/5'11"/175) at December 6, 2012 10:30 AM

Christmas !!!! Divina, estoy enamorado.

Comment #24 - Posted by: Juan at December 6, 2012 10:56 AM

My Mastiff BEN does the exact same thing. it is very fun but gets a bit trying when you're tired.

Comment #25 - Posted by: Bob at December 6, 2012 11:30 AM

Merry Christmas Indeed

What a beautiful women ...

USMC ..2/2 Warlords

Comment #26 - Posted by: Shep at December 6, 2012 11:35 AM

It is Rest Day articles like today's that make me say:

I love you, CrossFit. So darn much.

Also, HQ? Posting Christmas's video in December? I see what you did there.

Comment #27 - Posted by: Ariel at December 6, 2012 12:42 PM

How about "Meet OG Crossfit"
Nicole(my personal favorite!), Annie,EC,Jamie,Eva T., ....etc...you get the point.

Comment #28 - Posted by: RT2713 at December 6, 2012 2:03 PM

Day 220
M/45/6'0"/190
Made up WOD 121201-Sat - 20 Chipper
As RX'd - 46:50
Great vengence and furious anger! Loved it!

Comment #29 - Posted by: fargingbastige at December 6, 2012 3:03 PM

#29 Is that an Ezekiel quote? (or just Pulp Fiction) :)

I subbed the rest day today with Abbate.

run 1 mile
21x 155# clean & jerk
run 800 meters
21x 155# clean & jerk
run 1 mile

clean and jerks were slow going until I realized it is a lot smarter to dip a little further and lock my elbows and then come up rather than trying to press it after not locking my elbows because I didn't go down far enough.

me - m/40/6'/185 -- 46:32

nephew - 25/5'10"/167 -- 46:13

Comment #30 - Posted by: E B at December 6, 2012 3:42 PM

#29 - I also like the reference to johnny dangerously... just want to let you know that someone appreciates the effort!

Comment #31 - Posted by: E B at December 6, 2012 3:44 PM

M/52/154/1-1-06

AMRAP 12:00
95# Power Clean/PU

7 Rounds + 9 Cleans

Comment #32 - Posted by: bingo at December 6, 2012 5:27 PM

M/25/6'0/200lbs

Did the 300 workout because I felt great and didn't want to take a day off.

25 Pullups
50 135lbs deadlifts
50 Pushups
50 24 inch box jumps
50 floor wipers
50 clean and press with 35lbs dumbell
25 pullups

26:26

Although its become easier… still hard… awsome

Comment #33 - Posted by: Dan at December 6, 2012 5:34 PM

M/ 38/ 134 lbs/ 5'-6"
I did a WOD last night of Snatch Balance technique working sets of 5 reps followed by Annie a few minutes after for a burner
Burgener Warmup with 50 lbs
Snatch Balance:
75 lb s x 5
95 lbs x 5
105 lbs x 5
110 lbs x 5
115 lbs x 5
120 lbs x 5 for 5 sets (concentrating on pushing under the bar and going fully into the bottom position (aka "the hole") at the same time as fully extending to the snatch bottom position. (it's a timing thing to concentrate on)
Post WOD - Annie
As Rx: 4:43 (with feet anchored)

Comment #34 - Posted by: Anton at December 7, 2012 7:52 AM

Good to see Grundler. Haven't seen much of him since the West Coast road trip video.

Comment #35 - Posted by: Drmithra at December 8, 2012 9:08 AM
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