March 12, 2013

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"Linda Moore, 60, took a tumble during our four-year anniversary WOD. She got up, shook it off and and finished, bloody elbow and all."
- Stephanie Kingery


"A Father-Son Story" with Tom Butler, CrossFit Journal video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]


"Secret Ingredient for Success" by Camille Sweeny and Josh Godfield, The New York Times.

Posted by Pukie at March 12, 2013 5:00 PM
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I learned today that I can't do overhead squats...at all. Even with light weight. Then I tried with just my hands straight up in the air. Can't squat. Something about my arms extended upward prevents my body from squatting downward. Has anyone else ever encountered this? Little help?

Comment #1 - Posted by: JR at March 11, 2013 6:32 PM

This is why crossfit changes lives! At 60...she fell and got right back up. Doing things she never thought she could...awesome job! You are an inspiration.

Comment #2 - Posted by: Jerome McKinney at March 11, 2013 6:41 PM

Inspirational video and pic! Keep them coming!

Comment #3 - Posted by: Stone at March 11, 2013 6:44 PM

@comment #1 (JR)
sounds like you need a mobility check.
watch the video on this site... should help
http://www.mobilitywod.com/

Comment #4 - Posted by: Jon M at March 11, 2013 6:50 PM

JR
Overhead squats will expose an athletes flexibility issues. I had the same problem when first starting crossfit. I used a PVC pipe until I gained the flexibility to perform OHS correctly. Then I added weight. Basically make OHS with a PVC pipe part of your warmup and cool down. Keep practicing with the PVC pipe everyday. It took me about three months to get them down. Hope this helps.

Comment #5 - Posted by: Kevin at March 11, 2013 6:54 PM

@comment #1 (JR)
It is most likely a flexibility issue. Look up Mobility Wod and do some of those. Focus on loosening that knotted up muscle tissue that you no doubt have. Best of luck!

Comment #6 - Posted by: Jon Miller at March 11, 2013 6:56 PM

Great job Linda!

Comment #7 - Posted by: JohnH at March 11, 2013 7:19 PM

@ comment # 1, need more flexiblility, maybe try some yoga, and make sure you have good stretch down after each work out, are body are like knives if we dont keep em sharp they just rust up.

Comment #8 - Posted by: lewis at March 11, 2013 7:34 PM

Linda, you're an inspiration. Thank you!!

Comment #9 - Posted by: Marc at March 11, 2013 8:28 PM

you're a warrior linda, keep it up

Comment #10 - Posted by: Mike A. M/25/73"/199 at March 11, 2013 9:08 PM

If your not bleeding or puking your not working out. way to go Linda.

Comment #11 - Posted by: Tyson at March 11, 2013 9:20 PM

How much size can you expect to put on using crossfit?

Comment #12 - Posted by: John at March 12, 2013 1:52 AM

The answer to that question will depend on so many variables that you cannot give a meaningful answer to how much weight "you" will gain.

Personnally, following mainly the WODs in my affiliate combined with a little strength training, I have gained more that 20 pounds after a year's crossfit.

Comment #13 - Posted by: AK at March 12, 2013 2:32 AM

How much size can you expect to put on using crossfit?

Comment #10 - Posted by: John at March 12, 2013 1:52 AM

John,
I am only an experiment of one, but in just over one year of crossfit, plus some supplemental running, I got 10 lbs of what I'm sure is mostly muscle. Diet was also a factor.

Comment #14 - Posted by: ART/M/44/5'5"/150 at March 12, 2013 3:16 AM

After all most a year of Crossfit myself, started my 9 year old son on Crossfit Kids yesterday...
and today we need to avoid the main page today because the Fbomb? Disappointed to say the least. The article has a valid point to bad it is lost by trying to be a shock jock...

Comment #15 - Posted by: Dan at March 12, 2013 5:05 AM

Mama Moore! Look at how far you have come. Congrats.

Comment #16 - Posted by: Drew McKenzie at March 12, 2013 5:44 AM

#1 JR,
The overhead squat can reveal weaknesses in technique that aren't noticeable in the air squat. Take some time to really focus on your squat. Then try the overhead.

Comment #17 - Posted by: Tim at March 12, 2013 7:06 AM

any guesses on tomorrows workout?

Comment #18 - Posted by: Mike Vinson/M/45/5'8/212 at March 12, 2013 7:45 AM

The trouble with these kinds of articles (how to be successful by mimicking what successful people do) is they are atheoretical and inductive. No doubt there's much to learn from watching succesful people. But approaching it in this atheoretical way will only lead to post hoc generalizations that are only as good as the data from which we generalize. And that leads to problems when we try to draw some kind of universal lesson about behavior and success. Like, we might be focusing on the wrong things (Succesful people spend a lot of money on clothes, so if I spend a lot of money on clothes... I know a CrossFitter who eats a lot of eggs and is strong, so if I eat a lot of eggs...). Then there's the problem of starting with poorly defined concepts. Coach has pointed out that no other fitness programs before CF ever bothered to define "fitness", so how could they offer a systematic program to improve fitness. Articles like this never define "success", so how can I know if their conclusions are useful in my pursuit to become succesful? Besides, they never mentione the failures who did all the right things. Or people who did none of the supposedly right things and still came out on top. What we need, if any of these kinds of studies are to be useful, is a unified theory of success that produces empirically relevant hypotheses that can be tested with real data.

Comment #19 - Posted by: Steve Cole at March 12, 2013 9:41 AM

Way to go Linda! Show 'em how it's done.

Comment #20 - Posted by: spohare at March 12, 2013 9:43 AM

John #10: I don't know how much size you can expect to put on. Myself, I went from my life-long size of 162# to 175# within the first 10 months of CF, and have stayed there ever since (another 5 years) without doing anything other than CF. CF is really not about putting on size, although you will probably grow some muscle and lose some fat. Unless you're converting from serious powerlifting, in which case I'd expect you to lose muscle mass but retain most of your strength. IMHO.

Comment #21 - Posted by: Steve Cole at March 12, 2013 9:44 AM

I'm thinkin thrusters may be a part of 13.2. Anyone else?

Comment #22 - Posted by: Mike Andridge at March 12, 2013 10:55 AM

Linda, so many people look for an excuse to quit while you get up and fight on. Great job!

JR, shoulder flexibility and tight calves both hamper my position in OH squats.

Comment #23 - Posted by: MBorders at March 12, 2013 10:58 AM

Thanks, everyone, for the tips. I'm probably as flexible as a ramrod so I'll add those flexibility exercises to my routine.

Comment #24 - Posted by: JR at March 12, 2013 11:31 AM

Great focus Linda! Way to go.

Comment #25 - Posted by: Kevin C. (M/54/5'11"/175) at March 12, 2013 1:44 PM

Like mother like daughter. You are both rock stars and so blessed to have the two of you in our lives. Everyday you prove that you are limitless beyond imagination. Much love - your other CF family...

Comment #26 - Posted by: Jen McKenzie at March 12, 2013 5:03 PM

Where's tomorrow's WOD?!

Comment #27 - Posted by: Jeremy at March 12, 2013 7:16 PM

ahem...wednesday's wod?

Comment #28 - Posted by: Mel/39m/5'10"/175 at March 12, 2013 7:22 PM

whats the deal-e-o with tomorrows workout?

Comment #29 - Posted by: Mike Vinson/M/45/5'8/212 at March 12, 2013 7:24 PM

Ditto! Wod me.

Comment #30 - Posted by: tylar at March 12, 2013 7:39 PM

I've never seen the wod 3 hours late!

Comment #31 - Posted by: DocG at March 12, 2013 7:54 PM

Comment # 1
I have the same issue. For me it is poor ankle mobility. This also makes me lean excessively forward when doing even a basic squat so OHS are not safe for me to do.
There are tons of stretches you can do but it's not a bad idea to get an assessment done from a chiropractor or physiotherapist. Mine have been extremely helpful.
Goodluck.

Comment #32 - Posted by: Audrina at March 12, 2013 8:18 PM

Hottest photo I have seen in a while!

Comment #33 - Posted by: Mack at March 15, 2013 4:41 AM

Awesome pic. Loved it when scrolling through. Very inspirational to the 55+ crew.

Comment #34 - Posted by: Sarah at March 16, 2013 6:08 PM
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