March 8, 2013

Friday 130308

Rest Day


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"Friends from CrossFit AllStar and CrossFit Kona work out Hawaiian style on the summit of Mauna Kea. Just getting the gear to the summit was a workout."
-KC Stallsmith

"The Wedding WOD" with Courtney and Brandon Mericle, CrossFit Journal video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]

"What Most Schools Don't Teach" by Leslie Chilcott.

Posted by Pukie at March 8, 2013 5:00 PM

+1 for the bikins

-1 for the gloves

hope you ladies used sunscreen - at 14,000 ft. and the equator, you can get some serious UV

Comment #1 - Posted by: Mel/39m/5'10"/175 at March 7, 2013 5:33 PM

Elbows up!

Comment #2 - Posted by: G at March 7, 2013 5:49 PM

Forging Elite Romance. Great Video! I've been doing Crossfit since 2009 but never joined a box. Then my wife got interested and joined Patriot Crossfit 18 months ago. I couldn't let her have all the fun so I joined too. Has tightened the bond. She got 105 in 13.1 today. I gotta beat that in the make-up on Sunday! Crossfit & marriage - highly varied, functional - forging elites!

Comment #3 - Posted by: Jimmy at March 7, 2013 5:50 PM

WTF is all I have to say about that picture.

Comment #4 - Posted by: pimp at March 7, 2013 5:59 PM

Rest day, best wod ever!!!!

Comment #5 - Posted by: Trung at March 7, 2013 6:23 PM

is the price of a crossfit gym really worth it for the equipment and training ?

Comment #6 - Posted by: Mike F at March 7, 2013 6:25 PM

#3 no it isn't. Try P90X instead.

Comment #7 - Posted by: Jimmy at March 7, 2013 6:40 PM

#3 yeah it's worth it! Crossfit is not for all but try to do some of what a top crossfit athlete can do and you will see! I've been doing it for almost a year I'm 45 and probably in just about the best shape of my life! Before I started I had back pain so bad I couldn't walk some days. Now that pain is a distant memory. I don't always perform the excersises with the recommended weight but I push myself as hard as I can every WOD I do and I have seen outstanding results! Give it a try!

Comment #8 - Posted by: Philthy at March 7, 2013 7:01 PM

Cool idea.

Comment #9 - Posted by: Skippy John Jones at March 7, 2013 7:40 PM

These are some bad chicks! If it wasnt for the guy in the back with a parka on, I would have thought they were in white sand.

Comment #10 - Posted by: BoBBy at March 7, 2013 8:05 PM

#4 do not listen to #3! It is very worth it if you are willing to dedicate the time/effort. P90x has its benefits but nothing compares to Crossfit

Comment #11 - Posted by: Jordan Phillips at March 7, 2013 8:28 PM

Did 13.1 thanks .com for the programming and CrossFit Lazarus for hosting.

Comment #12 - Posted by: Nathan m/165#/1979/ since 2008 - at March 7, 2013 8:33 PM

Why do CrossFit haters even come and look at this page and then feel the need to make negative comments? Boggles my mind...

Comment #13 - Posted by: Den at March 7, 2013 9:41 PM

I love that picture, what's wrong with it?

Comment #14 - Posted by: lv at March 7, 2013 10:13 PM

after doing most of 13.1 im going to enjoy this rest day

Comment #15 - Posted by: ken at March 7, 2013 10:29 PM

I am with you Iv, there is nothing wrong with this picture. Why is it wrong for a few people that live in Hawaii to have some fun, because they actually had snow to WOD in.

Comment #16 - Posted by: Den at March 7, 2013 10:32 PM

Much needed rest after Thur WOD

Comment #17 - Posted by: MaxBLACK at March 7, 2013 11:29 PM

I usually don't look at the comments section or choose to post here, just thought ya'll would like some back ground on the pic, because I myself also get peeved at raunchy pics on the Mainpage(I am a strong female CF athlete and box owner), but here me out these are great girls, we had a great day, and the duality of WODing in the snow in a bikini (when we usually are at the beach), in Hawaii, was to fun to pass up! Record breaking first WOD ever performed on the Summit of Mauna Kea on the Island of Hawaii, on March 2, 2013. Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano, and the highest island-mountain in the world. It rises 32,000 ft. from the ocean floor, 13,796 from sea level. Just getting the gear to the summit was a workout, then the real fun began when some friends started to stip down to bikinis and WOD Hawaiian style (in the freezing wind and snow at extreme elevation!) We had a BLAST doing this adventure and wouldn't change a thing. Aloha!

Comment #18 - Posted by: KC at March 8, 2013 12:09 AM

13.1 ... I despise you, this rest day will be truly appreciated.

Comment #19 - Posted by: MattH at March 8, 2013 1:00 AM

I run a high school affiliate and teach Computer Science and programming at the school, so it's really cool to see the "What most schools don't teach" video linked here!

Comment #20 - Posted by: Kevin at March 8, 2013 1:44 AM

@#3 Mike F the price you pay should be for quality coaching. At my gym that's what you get. Try going to a box most offer free sessions, see if you like it or not, each box offers a different style, culture if you will. But i still believe you pay for good coaching if you dont get it at where you are find somewhere that offers it.

Comment #21 - Posted by: matt p at March 8, 2013 2:14 AM

One of the benefits of working out is stress relief. Stress caused by people who make negative comments about harmless photos. Lighten up!
Haters gonna hate

Comment #22 - Posted by: Ballelli at March 8, 2013 3:14 AM

#3 I currently don't use an affiliate, but I've got a friend who did for a couple of years and it is amazing the difference getting proper coaching makes. Also there are very few gyms with a full set of olympic weights.
My wage means that I am consigned to working out in the park. But I love that the site is here to provide guidance and support as it does.

Comment #23 - Posted by: Brad at March 8, 2013 3:40 AM

I've hiked to the top before - it's about 13,000 feet. Burpees would not be fun up there! Good on them. Like Ballelli said, "haters gonna hate."

Comment #24 - Posted by: Luke at March 8, 2013 3:43 AM

The other day the last person to finish the WOD at my box was getting cheered on vociferously by 7 people. P90x and garage gyms never have that. Being with other people has a very big impact on how I feel and how hard I try.

Comment #25 - Posted by: Dirk at March 8, 2013 4:33 AM

Opinion Alert!:

Mike F.: is great coaching that prevents injury and optimizes performance and a community to motivates and inspires worth the money? To many, yes.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say the P90X remark was sarcasm. Sarcasm is very popular here on the east coast, but may not have made it out west yet.

As for the relative trashiness of some of the photos, most are fairly benign and celebrate the athletic physique, this particular one is pretty innocent, IMHO. But it is a great marketing opportunity. That said, gratuitous butt shots are probably a little over the top for some.

13.1 the day before a big snow storm is diabolical. My snow blower somehow got 100 lbs heavier this morning.

Rest Day! 1, 2, 3...GO!

Comment #26 - Posted by: kcsportsdoc at March 8, 2013 5:42 AM

I've got two girls so I have to do my WODs in my garage. I wish, wish, wish I had a coach to watch my form (esp. on Oly lifts) cause half the time my back hurts the next day, or my wrist, ....etc.

Comment #27 - Posted by: Kace at March 8, 2013 6:04 AM

And btw, loved the "Elbows Up" comment from G. Subtle, hilarious and spot on.

Comment #28 - Posted by: kcsportsdoc at March 8, 2013 6:17 AM

It would be interesting to compare the time of a WOD done at 14,000 ft and at Sea level!

Comment #29 - Posted by: Luiz Colmenero at March 8, 2013 7:10 AM

The hotness of the women in the photo almost makes it less rediculous.

Comment #30 - Posted by: Mike D at March 8, 2013 8:22 AM

I feel most people who do not like crossfit are intimidated by it so they seek out possible negative effects, which are present in any form of exercise. More so with crossfit because it is no bull hardcore training!

Comment #31 - Posted by: Mark at March 8, 2013 8:32 AM

Most ppl don't know there is SNOW in Hawaii!!!

Comment #32 - Posted by: Peter firemedic at March 8, 2013 8:50 AM

I usually just post my WOD performance and a comment or two about it, but just felt like chiming in this morning. I usually scroll through the comments as several on any given day are informative, have good tips on methods/scaling or maybe even humorous.

I don't understand folks that want to bash CrossFit even taking the time to log-on. Some of them may have never even tried CrossFit - and with some it's apparent by the uninformed comments.

As far as the photos, I've never seen any that I would call offensive. I would surmise that the reason there may be a lack of clothes in some - male or female - is to show the human form and fitness. That's sometimes difficult to appreciate if one is fully clothed head to toe with sleeves, etc.

I've been CrossFitting for almost a year and have come to enjoy the site, posts and comaraderie associated with intense and innovative training.

Comment #33 - Posted by: fargingbastige at March 8, 2013 9:12 AM

#6/Mike F, I CF in my own gym and do pretty well; living in the country makes using a box more difficult. The instructional videos are helpful, though I know my form would benefit greatly from a coach. The biggest benefit of going to a CF box has to be the camaraderie of friendly competition to improve. Hard to go 100% every day w/ no partner(s) to push you. If a box were closer and cheaper, I'd use, even if only occasionally. CF on!

Comment #34 - Posted by: Jim R./50/5'8"/160 at March 8, 2013 10:08 AM

Day 312
No Rest Day today... missed a day earlier in the week and I know I'll miss one this weekend, so:

Performed "DT" from the Hero WODs:
5 RFT of:
155# Deadlift, 12 reps
155# Hang Power Clean, 9 reps
155# Push Jerk, 6 reps
Scaled all weights to 135#
Time: 15:48

5 RFT of:
KB Swings, 1.5 pood, 15 reps
Box Jumps, 24" ht., 15 reps
Time: 11:38

Comment #35 - Posted by: fargingbastige at March 8, 2013 10:57 AM

So, can someone let me know if I got this correct. I just started doing crossfit about a month ago so I am not fluent in all of its jargon and/or rules, but having a ball doing it and becoming part of the community. My question is in regards to the Open. I live in the boon-docks and the closest box to me is about an hour away. Given that, The way I understand it is I have to travel to that box (to find a certified judge) in order to do 13.1- more importantly-enter an official score on-line, and compete?

Comment #36 - Posted by: Moonshine at March 8, 2013 11:12 AM

I Don't think my last comment posted so posting again..

In order to register an official score in the open I have to go to the nearest affiliate and do the workout in front of a certified judge?

Or, can I do it in my garage, post a video and have it reviewed that way?

Just wondering because I do not live anywhere near an affiliate. 1 Hour travel time to the nearest one in Watertown NY.

Comment #37 - Posted by: Moonshine at March 8, 2013 11:31 AM

You do not need a judge if you record a video of the workout and submit that with your score. If the WOD is officially judged, no video is required.

Comment #38 - Posted by: Erik at March 8, 2013 12:12 PM

@37 Moonshine (boondocks, moonshine, Hilarious!)
yup, video works, post to a video sharing site and when you enter your score there is a space to then paste in the link to the video. Good luck, have fun!

Comment #39 - Posted by: sebastian at March 8, 2013 12:55 PM

re: todays pic.... What's wrong with it? they're in bikinis on a volcano-top. You see more skin and "puffy" parts on network primetime tv. Wish I could be there. Mahalo!!

Comment #40 - Posted by: MDMelissa 48/F at March 8, 2013 1:10 PM

13.1 -> through second set of snatches scaled at 95 lbs.


Let the Open roll!!

Comment #41 - Posted by: james.patrick [M/50/66"/135] at March 8, 2013 1:29 PM

@38 Sebastian
Thanks for the info.

Comment #42 - Posted by: Moonshine(M/41/5'10"/190) at March 8, 2013 2:11 PM

26 / M / 5'9" / 140lbs


Seven rounds for time of:
3 Forward rolls
5 Wall climbs
7 Toes to bar
9 Box jumps, 30" box

6 rounds:

I got a pretty bad pain in my wrist during the wall climbs in round 6, so I decided to play it safe and call it quits. Wrist seems okay so far...

Comment #43 - Posted by: BC at March 8, 2013 3:52 PM

I lifted weights for years and got big.
Did p90x and got ripped.
Doing crossfit priceless!

Comment #44 - Posted by: Eric at March 8, 2013 6:29 PM

I got 113 reps

Comment #45 - Posted by: Jacob Sullivan at March 9, 2013 5:13 AM


5K: 30:02

Comment #46 - Posted by: mom to five at March 11, 2013 4:34 AM

7 rounds as prescribed.

Comment #47 - Posted by: murphinator - M/5'10"/190/38 at March 11, 2013 10:21 AM
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