February 28, 2013
"CrossFit is the best part of our day and this rig we built put the final touch on our 'home away from home gym'"
-Dustin Kuhlman, Kandahar, Afghanistan.
"To Be a SEAL" with Mario Lanza, CrossFit Journal video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]
"Nicho Is Ready" - [video]
Posted by Pukie at February 28, 2013 5:00 PM
I miss Kandahar CF, good times and good people. Nice to see that the pad is still going.
THANK YOU TROOPS AND GOD BLESS ALL YOU. !!!! GOOD JOB BABY D AND ARMY BROTHER. ! GO CROSSFIT. !
I have been working in the SOF community for a while and now I am in instructor for all the new people at almost the beginning of their training and historically we have seen a high success rate with crossfitters compared to the other types of training prior to trying for our job. We incorporate crossfit into our training but having that foundation prior to the training makes it easier for the trainees.
The Nicho video is the best.
Finally finished my first 7 days. These workouts have been intense; however I think if I scale them, I will be able to rx a workout. I was thinking like 50% of the weight for the first 4 weeks, and then 55% for the next 4 weeks. Eventually, I will work my way to 100%, and then add some. Do you believe this is an effective way to train?
Good luck with the seal prep.
5k run plus rest day seems like one and a half rest days
I have no idea what that Nicho vid was that I just witnessed. but oh my gosh that first girl.... damn I love crossfit
This is a much needed rest day for me.
The Nicho video is amazingly funny.
Mario, good luck on your journey to become a SEAL. Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do it, and don't let anything stand in your way.
Yo! Great video. I rarely use "LOL" but when I do it's legit, so here it is, LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.
Cool video. Good luck Mario.
Rest day as Rx.
7:32 + 2 extra reps.
hahaha...nicho is ready...that 1RM Worm was epic...
That Nicho video might be the best video I've ever seen on here!
Not gonna lie, that third girl scared me a little... but it was awesome!
Damn.... CrossFit lost it's Santa Cruz roots. No love for the slain Santa Cruz police officers. This makes me sad.
I loved Nicho video. Freaking LOVED. well produced. comic timing on that was perfect. great job guys
You have embarked on a noble journey. Becoming a frogman will be a test of everything you posses.
This workout is too confusing , I don't have the equipment, damn u crossfit
as a BUD/S dud in the navy now, word of advice to this guy and anyone else attempting to go to BUD/S. Run! ALOT! You will get distroyed if you arent ready for the run. So Mario screw the car and do that 5 mile run each way
Have to take my rest day tomorrow, so I'm powering through to make up WOD 130225-Mon "Grace" today.
Videos like Nicho need to be the new Crossfit commercials.
I think Nicho AND Mario are ready!
Great job on both videos y'all! Really, really, good.
Girls looked fantastic. I would have passed out from the first one too. Beautiful.
Mario, I congratulate you on your effort to became a better man. Remember that only you, can stop you. If your mind and heart are set to be a frogman, you'll get there; and this my friend will be your first accomplished mission.
Keep up the good work, and remember that a great leader is not only fit, but wise and smart.
God bless you. Fight the good fight and leave no man behind.
YEA SHIP! Good luck Mario!
I got this! Rest Im going to max out RX
Deadlifts tomorrow, I'm calling it...
M/ 39/ 135 lbs/ 5'-6"
Still nursing a sore/ pulled right calf muscle, I decided to stay light and really truely work on snatching FORM. Mostly from the hang, and concentrated on pulling backward INTO my hips a bit with the bar... this would ensure I would keep the bar close, as well as keep it to my body as I would elevate my hips. I often see good snatchers videos and see and hear the bar hit their hips as they explode upwards. I decided this would also help me stay back and hopefully help me. Coach Burgener also advised on this point not long ago and he's the one I've learned about the Oly movements.
I used the bar, then 65 lbs, 75, 85 lbs. I stayed on 85 to ensure I did not start to think about weight but of the quality of the movement. I wanted explosive, but I wanted to lean back and to get the HIPS moving, elevating, and the bar hitting my hips in that sequence. NO ARMS, NO early pulling with the body, etc.
This was a great session. I did feel it a bit in my calf but it was o.k.
I was doing a lot of set and each set was about 5-6 reps. Using reps from the high hang, as well as from the floor towards the end to try to work on the knees and the bar moving at the same rate... WAIT on the bar is key, as is that final scoop. I did start to feel the difference and will do this type of stuff again, possibly at night at the mid city gym with the 95 lbs bumper plates to get used to the regular pulling height, etc.
why is the subject of the video not wearing a seat belt?
Great video! Mario - Run, Run, Run... Get some Nicho! And thank god for todays rest day! Yesterday was a Biathlon of bike 6 miles, run 2 miles and bike 6 miles in 1:07:10. I am absolutely wiped out... Not bad for a 47 year old making a come back, fat cubicle turned office jocky to Crossfit Beast... (my opinion only)! Come on Open, I got this... 3-2-1-GO!
Kuhle! Good to see you still going strong with Crossfit. Be safe over there.
I'm pulling for you Mario! Good luck! Never quit!
Question for HQ -- is the Journal transitioning away from a paid-subscription format? Virtually every article these days is available free. I'm just curious if this is a temporary experiment or a permanent change. Thanks!
Made up WOD 130225-Mon
"Grace" - for time: 135# Clean & Jerk, 30 reps
5 min. break, then (because I felt like it):
"Isabel" - for time: 95#(scaled) Snatch, 30 reps
Should have maybe only scaled to 115#
@comment #5 - Majord: Seems like a sound approach, but listen to your body... you may find that on some exercises you're ready to move up and others you're not. But, it's a method and starting point. Best wishes; I'm approaching the one-year mark and enjoy the challenges every day.
Yes, CrossFit was the best part of my day while at Kandahar. Great group! A little Green Beans and the Asian DFAC along with it and you are ready for the next rocket attack. Stay safe!
Great drive Mario; it's great to see you charging hard. I'm sure you'll be successful with an attitude like that. See you in the fleet. LT K, USN
Mario, best of luck to you. when you work hard you succeed!
Made up yesterday's 5K run, with a 5K row this morning.
Good luck Mario.
You can do it Mario! Never Quit!!
Did 1.5 miles in 32 minutes
Hey Mario - that kind of effort will take you far, man. Keep it up, persist after your disappointments, don't take no for an answer. Every successful individual was where you are - in preparation for something greater - at some point.
Keep it up!
WU-TANG WU-TANG WU-TANG WU-TANG
WU-TANG CLAN AINT NUTHIN TO F*CK WITH!!!