April 21, 2013

Sunday 130421

Rest Day


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Becca and Kim.

"A Fight to Live" with Todd Young, CrossFit Journal video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]

"Christmas Abbott: Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel", HBO Sports.

Posted by Pukie at April 21, 2013 5:00 PM

What? I'm going to do some thrusters anyway.

Comment #1 - Posted by: Charles at April 20, 2013 5:09 PM

Well done Officer Young....Have a Safe Tour !
Sgt D - Phoenix PD

Comment #2 - Posted by: Bob D at April 20, 2013 6:15 PM

It's late enough I'm not sure anyone would see this post on yesterday, so I'll put it here instead. On yesterday's workout, it says "pull-ups". Are those strict, normal pull-ups, or Kipping, or any way you choose.

Also, I am new to crossfit and had one question. I think I've got my routine figured out but I was wondering about the benchmark type workouts. Should I go through all the workouts, like the "girls" and any others that could be used as benchmarks so I have a base to see where I was at when I started, then compare it to later on? Or, should I just get on the workouts and let them all come around on their own?

Comment #3 - Posted by: Stormy at April 20, 2013 6:18 PM

Sunday musings (postscript)...

There's a certain story I'd like to read or hear following the harrowing week in Boston. There's also one in which I have precisely zero interest. My bet: you feel the same.

Do tell me about the heroes. Tell me about the men and women who turned and walked TOWARD the blast. Talk to me about the civilians who chose not to run away, but to run TOWARD the chaos. Let me know their stories. What were they thinking? What is their back story? How did they come to be at that spot at that time on that day? Make sure to follow-up and tell me how they are doing now, too. Don't let me forget them either as the white, hot glare of the moment cools inexorably into the impersonal embers of history.

Tell me the stories of our public servants. How they worked around the clock to save the victims, went without sleep to find the perps. Give me the details of how a city's doctors and nurses and other healthcare workers performed better under pressure than any episode of M*A*S*H, and did so without ever really, truly training for such carnage. Who are they? What did they sacrifice? Make sure that I don't forget them, either, once the video fades to black.

Impress me with the work of our public safety personnel. The Boston city cops and their suburban brethren in Watertown, Cambridge et al. The Mass State troopers and the FBI agents. Tell me about the teamwork, the absence of turf wars between the services. How everyone was united in the single-minded pursuit of the demons who created such horror. Let me know some of their stories, too, at least the ones that aren't secret without jeopardizing their ability to do their jobs. When all is said and done keep the stories of the cops, the troopers, and the special agents alive so that we may cheer their bravery, resolve, and results.

But don't...don't tell me anything about the cretins who did this other than that which might be used to stop others from following in their footsteps. I care not for their troubles. I care not about their back stories. Tell me only those things about the background story that apply to the hunt for any accomplices, any others who lent succor to these two who had such little regard for life that they purposely sought not only to end it, but to ravage it. No, I don't wish to hear anything about their wretched lives or their warped rationalizations, nor do I care to see their roles paraded in front of our nation as the survivor is tried. Let us learn what we must to exterminate their verifiable "supply chain", and then redact any mention of their very lives.

Bury them, and all mention of them. Deprive them of any legacy whatsoever. We cannot erase the reality of their acts, nor can we erase the memories of this tragedy. What is once seen or heard cannot be unseen, or unheard. The cold, hard facts of the story will live on, as they must. The stories of the victims and their families, as well as the law enforcement officers, healthcare workers and civilian heroes, can live on through the conscious will of we, the people. But not the monsters. Not the story of the men who did this. No, don't tell me their stories. Don't write or speak or show their names. Deny them the very history of their existence.

Deny them their name.

I'll see you next week...

Comment #4 - Posted by: bingo at April 20, 2013 6:48 PM

I am going to do more thrusters too, starting to like those things.

Comment #5 - Posted by: taso at April 20, 2013 6:53 PM

130421- Think about doing 100 thrusters for time so tomorrow you'll be mentally more fit for the thrusters we're doing.

Comment #6 - Posted by: Jeff at April 20, 2013 6:56 PM

I agree. A hero WOD for those that have survived would be a cool thing as well.

It has to include thrusters, of course :)

Comment #7 - Posted by: G at April 20, 2013 7:24 PM

Becca and Kim, you girls ROCK!

Comment #8 - Posted by: Joy at April 20, 2013 7:33 PM

Awesome way to do push ups without squishing the baby!! Well done ladies!!

Comment #9 - Posted by: CAM at April 20, 2013 7:54 PM

Nice job, ladies!

Comment #10 - Posted by: crossfit mom at April 20, 2013 7:59 PM

Officer Young has shown his dedication and courage many times over! As a retired police Sgt. (SJPD), he has my utmost respect and as a resident of Fremont, he has my appreciation. Continue the good fight and stay safe!

Comment #11 - Posted by: KarenH at April 20, 2013 8:05 PM

The work ethic Officer Young shows should be an example to all officers. You can do it, if you want to.

Comment #12 - Posted by: Ikaika at April 20, 2013 9:17 PM

I second bingo. Well said Sir.

Comment #13 - Posted by: Rob at April 20, 2013 9:45 PM

Hmmm, after the brand name trademark conversation the other day and thing with Christmas I think it's about time we got a CrossFit NASCAR car. Could be bigger than the Reebok relationship.

Comment #14 - Posted by: Brhino72 at April 20, 2013 9:56 PM

yeah I'm in... thrusters it is, and 1 hr bike ride.

Comment #15 - Posted by: JBR M/37/5'9"/168# at April 21, 2013 12:39 AM

Nail on the head Bingo. Well said.

Comment #16 - Posted by: JBR M/37/5'9"/168# at April 21, 2013 12:43 AM

Hi everyone, I'm Vladimir form Macedonia, and I'm trying to Crossfit for about six months now, but in a regular gym. Most of my workouts are subed due to lack of equipment and space. But nevertheless the level of my fitness has jumped tenfold.
At this point I would like to thank coach Jackson and the crossfit community for making this program available to the average joe, like me. And not only that, but also for pointing the way to a healthy diet and life.
Oh, and also I try to follow Mikko's advice, never roll on your back in surrender :)

Comment #17 - Posted by: Vladimir at April 21, 2013 1:36 AM

@ Stormy.... I'd suggest just getting on the daily WODs and if you have any gas left in the tank you do a benchmark. Anyway, they'll come around soon enough and you'll always see improvement regardless. As for the pull-ups, if it's not specified you do which ever you can but I think someone correct me if I'm wrong, kipping PU is the standard.

Comment #18 - Posted by: JBR M/37/5'9"/168# at April 21, 2013 1:57 AM

Great musing as usual bingo.

Comment #19 - Posted by: hollyhog at April 21, 2013 5:02 AM

Amazing resolve from Officer Young, a big thank you for your service! Yes we need a hero workout for this man as a living inspiration. What more could you ask of a hero? The man was in ICU for 51 days yet all he wanted was to recover and put the bad guys in jail. Lets see him demonstrate a workout to honor all our HERO WODS at the games!

Comment #20 - Posted by: Glenn Luther at April 21, 2013 5:15 AM

#3 Stormy wrote: On yesterday's workout, it says "pull-ups". Are those strict, normal pull-ups, or Kipping, or any way you choose?

If it doesn't prescribe, then it's any way you choose. And I don't recall any other prescription than "strict". So if is doesn't say "Strict", then it's "CrossFit normal" which is: get from a full arm extension hang, to having your chin clear the bar, and back. As fast as you can. Pull up, chin up, one hand each way, no-kip, kip, butterfly. Which ever method(s) get you through the WOD the fastest.

Here's an example where Strict is prescribed:

SUNDAY 120513
"Jag 28"
For time:
Run 800 meters
28 Kettlebell swings, 2 pood
28 Strict Pull-ups
28 KB cln & jerk, 2 pood each
28 Strict Pull-ups
Run 800 meters

As far as your question about tackling Benchmark WODs early in your journey, you can do it either way, i.e. take them as they come, or schedule them in for the next couple of months and get yourself a "starting point". If I were going to schedule them in, I'd start inserting them after the rest day, skipping that first posted WOD in the cycle. In a matter of a couple of months, you could get most of them done.

As Bingo would say, Welcome to the CrossFit table! Fasten your seatbelt.

David T.

Comment #21 - Posted by: David T. - M/53/5'8"/183 at April 21, 2013 5:31 AM

Well said bingo. Unfortunately, we will hear way too much of them. But, we can chose to ignore it.

Nice work Becca and Kim!

Comment #22 - Posted by: Kevin C. (M/54/5'11"/175) at April 21, 2013 5:37 AM

Baby momma's at CrossFit KOP rock! Way to go Becca and Kim! These girls rocked CrossFit through their entire pregnancies!

Comment #23 - Posted by: Melanie at April 21, 2013 5:50 AM

bingo, as usual you nail it.

now, just to get the media to play the game.

Comment #24 - Posted by: BL at April 21, 2013 7:30 AM

Well said, Bingo!!

Comment #25 - Posted by: JB m/37/5'8"/173 at April 21, 2013 7:37 AM

Bingo - I agree 100%. Let's hear the stories of the people who put themselves in harm's way to help; who gave of themselves. All the media attention given to the perp only serves to bolster the next one in line.

Officer Young - amazing and inspiring story.

Chris - RCMP

Comment #26 - Posted by: Chris at April 21, 2013 8:03 AM

@Bingo, perfect message. I couldn't agree more.

Comment #27 - Posted by: NewbyBelle at April 21, 2013 8:33 AM

The more we celebrate our American resolve as "victorious" in response to false flag attacks, the more of them we invite in the future.

Fasten your seatbelts. And, turn off you smart phone. Lest you want to be monitored 24/7/365.

Comment #28 - Posted by: J.T. at April 21, 2013 9:05 AM

Made up yesterday's Jackie this morning.

8:28 (PR)

Previous best was 9:20

Comment #29 - Posted by: Kevin C. (M/54/5'11"/175) at April 21, 2013 9:26 AM

Kevin C.

Holy smokes!

Comment #30 - Posted by: bingo at April 21, 2013 9:43 AM

bingo- that is what I thought too. You better remember this one, as it will never happen again! Almost killed me.

I was inspired by the time by son got yesterday at school.

Comment #31 - Posted by: Kevin C. (M/54/5'11"/175) at April 21, 2013 9:50 AM



10:10... 2:48pr

It's amazing what improved pullups do to your time .

Way to go Kevin! That's awesome!

Comment #32 - Posted by: JuliePlatt at April 21, 2013 10:19 AM

Amen bingo
Awesome Kevin
Incredible Kevin's son


Comment #33 - Posted by: power-girl at April 21, 2013 10:51 AM

Julie- a 2:48 PR! Even more awesome on your part!

Comment #34 - Posted by: Kevin C. (M/54/5'11"/175) at April 21, 2013 10:51 AM

Unfortunately in order to understand why these sorts of events happen, what led those people down this road, and how to prevent future events; we must delve into every inch of their pasts. It certainly is important to focus on the positives that can be taken away from tragedy, such as heroic actions.

I wanted to mention the Waco explosion because I have seen almost nothing on the news about it.

14 people died in the explosion in Waco including 9 firefighters who were fighting the blaze. 5 volunteer firefighters and 4 full-time firefighter. Around 200 were injured in the blast.
I think those people ought to be in everybody's thoughts and prayers along with the Boston victims.

Comment #35 - Posted by: R.I.P. Milton Friedman at April 21, 2013 11:26 AM

Kevin C. -- outstanding job! Very impressive time.

Comment #36 - Posted by: Bill M. m/48/5'3"/135 at April 21, 2013 11:34 AM

Way to be on mainsite Becca and Kim! Always ways to modify for our soon-to-be momma's

Comment #37 - Posted by: Chris P. at April 21, 2013 12:03 PM

Iam gonna make sure I get plenty of sleep tonight because I can feel a nasty WOD coming on tommorow from HQ.

Comment #38 - Posted by: hollyhog at April 21, 2013 12:34 PM

Bingo, I respectfully disagree. There is an enemy out there that is intent on killing infidels and spreading its ideology to dominate the world. This enemy is global in nature, and preys on innocents from Boston to London to Bali to Madrid to Buenos Aires to Jerusalem to New York, and beyond. If we are to defeat this enemy, we must understand and acknowledge it. If we refuse to name this enemy, we will never succeed. The FBI recently removed all mention of Islamic terrorism from its training manuals. Major Nidal Hassan's murderous rampage at Fort Hood is labeled "workplace violence" rather than the obvious terror act it is. Remedying these mistakes, and fixing the willful blindness behind them, is a prerequisite to victory. And those remedies necessitate that we understand clearly who this enemy is.

Comment #39 - Posted by: JR at April 21, 2013 1:30 PM

The hardest thing for me regarding CrossFit is not doing CrossFit. I took this week off to allow my body to recover...been going strong for the last 4 months...I needed a week to recoup. We'll see if that rest helped or hurt. I have to say I feel like a blob :-(

Comment #40 - Posted by: Antoinne at April 21, 2013 1:41 PM

@R.I.P. Milton Friedman/#33, definitely praying for the people in West, Texas and also for those who perished (so many) in the earthquake in China. So far, April has been through hell.

Comment #41 - Posted by: NewbyBelle at April 21, 2013 4:36 PM

Disagree with Bingo. Understanding the root causes of acts involves delving into their pasts. Part of our collective healing involves wanting to know more. It's how we are hardwired. The story of the fall is just as much a part of our lore as is the triumph. Ovid and Shakespeare understood this.

Comment #42 - Posted by: Erik Preston at April 21, 2013 5:09 PM

Agree with Bingo.

Anything that the media does to help us remember the murderers' names rather than the heroes or victims is wasting space and air.

That doesn't mean that the authorities - those that need to better understand the motives, connections and patterns - shouldn't spend all resources to know more about the murderers. The general public can be alerted to watch for certain people or behaviors without referencing any one of the murderers.

Comment #43 - Posted by: texinma (44/150/5'7) at April 21, 2013 6:18 PM

I finally realized why there was hardly any coverage of the explosion in Texas. Why would the liberal media cover something that happened in a mostly conservative state? Sad times...

Comment #44 - Posted by: LP at April 21, 2013 6:36 PM

To #43 - I have to disagree. The lack of coverage has nothing to do with political views. News providers stay in business by selling advertising space, and that means the more traffic they get to their site, the more money they make. IEDs make make better headlines than accidents. It sucks, but it's the way the world works.

Comment #45 - Posted by: Dave at April 21, 2013 6:56 PM

Go get 'em Todd!

Comment #46 - Posted by: Justin at April 22, 2013 6:01 AM


Comment #47 - Posted by: jh 44/210 at April 22, 2013 10:39 AM

The absolute most beautiful sight known to man. Two beautiful pregnant woman working out.

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