April 29, 2013

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"Behind the Scenes of the CrossFit Games Open: Part 2," CrossFit Journal video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]


"Homophobia Linked To Repressed Homosexual Arousal, Authoritarian Parenting", by Roxanne Palmer, International Business Times, and "Is homophobia associated with homosexual arousal?" by H.E. Adams, L.W. Wright Jr. and B.A. Lohr.

Posted by Pukie at April 29, 2013 5:00 PM
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Greatest weekend ever. Training and learning how to coach from some of the best in the world. Camille was so darn funny, Austin was an awesome lecturer, Tara was smart intense and had an awesome accent, Jason was so clear and precise with instructions, Matt was so knowledgable and really showed me how to coach the deadlift and clean. Mel was cool and helped me get my second strict muscle up ever, and they all created an awesome environment for everyone. The inters were great as well. Fantastic experience overall, but I wish I did less sitting, although I know that's necessary. I was really cramping up during the written exam lol.

Comment #1 - Posted by: silviu bona at April 28, 2013 5:22 PM

I love that Crossfit will post this kind of article to the main site. bravo.

Comment #2 - Posted by: KBog at April 28, 2013 5:30 PM

I didn't really know what to expect but the whole weekend was such an awesome experience! The coaches were very knowledgeable, patient, positive and encouraging. I learned a lot, from the most basic movement to the more complex ones.

It was also neat to see Camille PR her snatch. Good luck at the Regionals and at the Games!

I highly recommend taking your L1 even if you don't plan to coach or start your own affiliate.

Comment #3 - Posted by: Ken O at April 28, 2013 5:34 PM

Behind the scenes video was great!

Comment #4 - Posted by: Jeff M at April 28, 2013 5:34 PM

Keep politics out of crossfit, what next article about abortion

Comment #5 - Posted by: Mark at April 28, 2013 5:57 PM

Came here for fitness and nutrition but found this instead.

Comment #6 - Posted by: Nick at April 28, 2013 6:10 PM

How is the International Business Times or homosexuality even remotely relevant to crossfit ? It's pathetic that there are those out there who feel the need to use this site as their own soap box instead of an excellent fitness resource as it was intended. Stick to push ups and leave personal feelings and politics at the door.

Comment #7 - Posted by: Jeff at April 28, 2013 6:12 PM

I attended the Coach's Prep Course in Chicago. Great Course, Great staff, and please will someone give Jason Bateman, I mean Dennis Marshall a hug...

Comment #8 - Posted by: Justin at April 28, 2013 6:20 PM

Not very often that I am disappointed in HQ. But what the hell does this article have to do with fitness.

Comment #9 - Posted by: Josh Belville at April 28, 2013 6:26 PM

Can't get the picture to load....

Comment #10 - Posted by: Zach at April 28, 2013 6:27 PM

I rarely post to mainsite but am doing so to say I appreciate the article today.

Comment #11 - Posted by: DAO at April 28, 2013 6:35 PM

Romans 1:18 - 32. There you will find the truth!

Comment #12 - Posted by: Chad81 at April 28, 2013 6:47 PM

I agree, Crossfit should stick to fitness. Stupid article. But since they posted this aricle I'll say something. Just because you don't agree with homosexuality does not mean your homophobic. Secondly, psychology is not true science, not measurable, repeatable, or truly testable since it is based relatively to a persons feelings or a state of mind. It is very subjective. Let's stick to things that are objective like how I push jerked 185, 5 times yesterday, PR by the way.

Comment #13 - Posted by: Matt at April 28, 2013 6:47 PM

Sums up the Catholic church in a nutshell

Comment #14 - Posted by: jack m/31/5'11/165 at April 28, 2013 6:51 PM

Thanks to all the instructors (Stephane, Kimmy, Nick, Connor, "No Rep" Nuno, Lindsy, Marcus, and anyone im forgetting) at Ethos this weekend! You guys rock! I look forward to seeing you in future classes...

Comment #15 - Posted by: Andrew at April 28, 2013 6:54 PM

How is it news to find that it is the sins we ourselves are predisposed to that bother us the most? It is the fact that I know my tendency to anger could cause me to hurt someone when I shouldn't that makes it so appalling to me. It does not surprise me that someone who feels the temptation in their own being is most strongly set against it. That does not in any way mean they are intolerant. Remember, that in order to tolerate someone, by definition I disagree with them. To agree with them would not require toleration. I believe active homosexuality is wrong just as I believe alcoholism is wrong but I would not consider it an easy road for either the alcoholic or the homosexual and nor would I be intolerant to either. I will not however, in the name of tolerance, give up the idea of moral absolutes that are not subject to majority rule. For you to ask me to do otherwise would be simply ... intolerant.

Comment #16 - Posted by: Ben at April 28, 2013 6:59 PM

Enjoyed the open video. Sunday is always my rest day, so I'm doing the push workout tomorrow.

Comment #17 - Posted by: G at April 28, 2013 7:06 PM

Had an awesome time at our level 1 in Portland!!! Huge thanks to Todd, Austin, Rory, Mike, and the rest of the staff!

Comment #18 - Posted by: Wes at April 28, 2013 7:12 PM

Crossfit is what I consider True Fitness, & this article has NOTHING to do with Fitness!!! I'm truly disappointed & disgusted by the decision to post this article!! Why would you chose to bring up a controversial topic that has nothing to do with fitness?!?! A person's sexual orientation has NOTHING to do with fitness!!!!!

Comment #19 - Posted by: Chaunte at April 28, 2013 7:14 PM

Agree that homosexuality has nothing to do with fitness, but respecting people's sexual orientation is a HUMAN RIGHTS issue not "politics".

Comment #20 - Posted by: Wes at April 28, 2013 7:18 PM

Interesting article. Although I agree that politics and crossfit should be left separate, its funny how those strongly opposed to the article didn't even seem to read or understand it.

Comment #21 - Posted by: Oliver at April 28, 2013 7:25 PM

Crossfit is just trying to give us alittle current events. I've seen tons on non training articles posted and no one cares

Comment #22 - Posted by: Zach at April 28, 2013 7:32 PM

I just spent two days in Crossfit heaven at CrossFit Colosseum. Paul (owner) was a great host and I would love to go back and do a wod there. The training staff were simply amazing. I've been struggling lately with my training and to be surrounded by such incredible athletes was so inspiring. I can't wait to get back at it with this renewed encouragement.
Thanks everyone, I had a blast!

Comment #23 - Posted by: Elysha V at April 28, 2013 7:53 PM

Crossfit has posted many articles on rest days over the years, all over the political and philosophical spectrum, and they never fail to get a rise out of some segment of the population. I'm impressed this one made the cut.

Comment #24 - Posted by: Justin at April 28, 2013 7:55 PM

I was super impressed with our CF staff in Portland this weekend. Incredible instruction and great attitude! Brought it back to the basics, loved it.

Comment #25 - Posted by: Nick at April 28, 2013 8:06 PM

Matt #13

You are asserting that science is something that is measurable, repeatable, or "truly" testable. Psychology certainly meets all of these standards, and the study in question from the article meets those criteria.
I have to say that I think your definition of Science is not complete. I prefer this definition of science: Knowledge of the physical and material world, as facts or principles, gained through systematic observation and experimentation.


People complaining about HQ posting an article, have you ever been on this site before they always post articles that aren't related to crossfit. Sorry they are attempting to broaden your intellectual horizons.
For example I happen to disagree with Neo-Keynesian Economists, however I read there journal publications. I don't throw a fit and call the publisher of the academic journal, and wonder why they would publish that article.

Opposing views to yours will help you to expand your knowledge of a larger discussion, and that will help you to further develop your own views.

Comment #26 - Posted by: R.I.P. Milton Friedman at April 28, 2013 8:08 PM

A big thank you to all the participants at the Level 1 at CrossFit Colosseum in Toronto! Canada bringing the pain...so good! It was a pleasure to meet all of you. Now grab your broomsticks ;) Be good.

- DT.

Comment #27 - Posted by: Denise Thomas at April 28, 2013 8:08 PM

@ #5 Mark, #6 Nick, #7 Jeff, #9 Josh Bellville, #13 Matt, #19 Chaunte etc.: You take CrossFit to be strictly about physical fitness, segmented and separated out from all other aspects of our existence as humans, and you have completely misunderstood CF. In my view CF has always been about the spiritual, mental, emotional, and social sides of ourselves as much as the physical. Increasing physical fitness elevates the other aspects of one's being in many ways, don’t you think? Isn't that one reason why CF posts thought-provoking articles? To stimulate stimulating and creative discussion among a group of presumably smart people?

On the other hand, I've always had a suspicion that they also enjoy flushing the weirdos out of the woods for entertainment. And we have had some really weird ones over the past several years, yessir.

As far as your question, “What has this got to do with fitness?”, here's your answer: “...Sigmund Freud's description of reaction formation, a defense mechanism wherein a person overcompensates for emotions and impulses that cause them anxiety by aggressively pursuing the opposing tendency.” That is an excellent description of what we CrossFitters do! “This WOD is going to suck--so lets’ get some!”

Comment #28 - Posted by: Steve Cole at April 28, 2013 8:11 PM

had a blast at my level one at CF Ethos! The coaches were absolutely amazing, friendly and knowledgeable. I couldn't have asked for a better weekend and I'm looking forward to applying everything I learned to my own training and the training of others!

Comment #29 - Posted by: jc batres at April 28, 2013 8:18 PM

What an amazing weekend at CrossFit Strong in Dallas, TX! Thanks so much to the staff; you guys KNOW YOUR STUFF, and you shared your knowledge and experience with us so well. What an awesome community to be apart of!

Comment #30 - Posted by: Callee Ramsey at April 28, 2013 8:18 PM

Is there anyone more discredited than Freud in the Psychiatric arena? Might as well have cited the Easter Bunny.

Comment #31 - Posted by: Bill Cattley at April 28, 2013 8:21 PM

Attended CrossFit Coaches Prep at CrossFit Chicago, great coaches - thanks to the team of them Nicole, Dennis & Eric. Great next step to coaching.

Comment #32 - Posted by: Chris Puetz at April 28, 2013 8:25 PM

Unbelievable weekend! Thank you Trainers Nicole, Chuck, Leah, Chris, Shari, Rudy, & Joe!!!!! The knowledge and POWER you shared this weekend I will carry with me the rest of my life! Stronger Everyday!

Comment #33 - Posted by: Tiff Fatur at April 28, 2013 8:31 PM

Guys who did the seminar in Toronto were amazing! Crazy to see the celebrities like Camille be so humble yet amazing in all of her teachings. Thanks to everyone! Awesome eye opening mind blowingly amazing weekend!

Thanks again!

Comment #34 - Posted by: Tyler at April 28, 2013 8:34 PM

In my opinion the most amazing weekend ever. We were fortunate enough to be coached by some of the best in the world and people who truely love what they do. All the coaches lectures had the same virtuosity as their lifts and coaching. I have been dreaming of doing my L1 for 2 years and my dream came true, absolutely an honor. Special thank you to Paul for the contribution to the community, generrosity and motivation. Toronto, Canada. Cross fit coliseum
Denise,Austin,Matt,Jen,Jason,Chris,Mel,Camille Thank you!

Comment #35 - Posted by: Dan at April 28, 2013 9:07 PM

The implication of the article seems to be that if you disagree with homosexuality you are "homophobic" . . . That's a broad brush that fails to take into account that because I disagree with homosexuality does not make me afraid of it, but simply someone who disagrees with it . . . The article further wields that broad brush by implying that if I disagree with homosexuality it must be because of repressed same-sex arousal, as if there are no other reasons for my disagreement . . .

Comment #36 - Posted by: IronMikeMercury at April 28, 2013 9:16 PM

Bigup to Crossfit Twente, thanks a lot! Great hospitility, great team, best time! And the coaches..this knowledge, absolutely fantastic. Taking it home to the garage with a big smile. High fives and chestbumps! Thanks again Seminarstaff
Workoutbuddy-Didn't find you yet on fb Stephan..

Comment #37 - Posted by: Matthias Urbanek at April 28, 2013 10:51 PM

"College students . . . have a . . . discrepancy between their reported sexual orientation and their actual orientation as determined by a psychological test." What? Over in CA it's illegal to give psychiatric therapy to a homosexual wanting help getting over his homosexuality, this in the name of tolerance. Middle-school aged children can decide by themselves that their body parts don't match their actual gender and receive hormone-blocking treatments and body-changing surgery in the name of tolerance. But some test can say that a group of heterosexual college students are mistaken about their "actual orientation" and we're supposed to accept it as science? Where's the tolerance and the fairness there? Tolerance has to go both ways to be tolerance.

"They tended to report more negative or fearful attitudes toward gays and lesbians, tended to be biased against homosexuals in hypothetical situations, and were more likely to endorse anti-gay policies." So three indications are listed here that show homophobia, and only one mentions fear. A phobia is "an extreme or irrational fear or aversion to something," not a negative or fearful attitude, some kind of bias, or support for whatever the author dubs "anti-gay policy." While it is fine to be partisan, politics shouldn't be passed off as science.

Thanks CFHQ! Interesting choice. : ) I know I didn't address every facet of the article, but those were my first two thoughts. The authors are being biased and subjective themselves, but only applying the labels and names to those on the other side of the argument. Perhaps the link between name-calling and this (secretly unwanted) point of view has it's roots in Sigmund Freud's description of reaction formation, a defense mechanism wherein a person bla bla bla...

Comment #38 - Posted by: Jay at April 29, 2013 12:22 AM

Hi All

I was part of the incredible CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course that took part in Johannesburg, South Africa. We had the awesome Erik Preston and Johnny (the crazy Irishman) taking us, and I have to say that I really, really enjoyed it. I learnt so much more than expected, expanded my insight and my love of CrossFit, and most importantly I have this better depth of insight which now makes me want to expand that even more. This was the tip of the iceberg!

The course staff were really great, and I can only hope to see more boxes coaching the way we were coached, and if I get the opportunity to do the same, I hope to be able to mimic their coaching and communication in the same manner!

Erik and Johhny, and the others, you guys rocked!

Comment #39 - Posted by: Paris Philippou at April 29, 2013 12:32 AM

Great weekend here in MundoCrossFit, Madrid (Spain).
Awesome instructors. Nadia, Fede and Steve: Thanks!!!
You have teached me A LOT of very useful stuff. Nice people with tons of crossFit knowledge.
Also, i would like to thank the translators. Specially Antonio (get well soon!), showing a lot of crossFit knowledge too, making the explanations easier to understand for us.

Comment #40 - Posted by: javier sanchez-moncayo at April 29, 2013 12:42 AM

Thanks Karl, Nolan, Davs, Anu, Simon and Tina!!! Was a pretty awesome weekend... : ) @crossfit twente

Comment #41 - Posted by: Erik at April 29, 2013 1:15 AM

Thanks coaches Karl,Daffis,,Simon,Nolan and the girls for a great weekend,learned a lot,laughed a lot,awesome to be around a whole lot of crossfitaddicts 2 days long!!!
and Jan van delden thanks for using your box!!!

Comment #42 - Posted by: claudia mahler at April 29, 2013 1:58 AM

Awesome weekend at MundoCrossfit!

Learned a lot of stuff, and performed a PR doing FRAN!!!

Thanks to Steve, Nadia and Fede, great coaches!

Comment #43 - Posted by: hugo at April 29, 2013 2:32 AM

Spent an awesome weekend at crossfit colosseum, met cool poeple, great coach and amazing performance by the elite! Unfortunately had a hard time with the test, since im french, some of the questions were a bit overwhelming for my level of english knowledge. But regardless of the test, a long slow clap for all the athletes and coaches for giving it all out there!

Comment #44 - Posted by: Sebastien at April 29, 2013 3:23 AM

Awesome weekend in Columbus, OH! We scored high with great instructors. People who criticize the course are way off. They took seriously our education but we had a lot of fun at the same time. Thanks Rogue and all our instructors!

Comment #45 - Posted by: Melissa Tevis at April 29, 2013 4:20 AM

A couple of thoughts. This article is irrelevant to Crossfit unless Crossfit is trying to push a specific ideology or agenda. I would caution against such a move. Also, if you choose to pick an article of controversial nature try to pick one that is less biased and little more rounded academically. Do think that your clientele are simply uneducated gym rats?

I have deep history with Crossfit that goes back to Coronado when I was first introduced to CF. This is regrettable and off the mark.

Comment #46 - Posted by: Anthony at April 29, 2013 4:28 AM

Hahahahahaha!
Do you not see the irony of posting hateful comments about an article on homophobia? Priceless!

"A 1999 review by researcher Bruce Bagemihl shows that homosexual behavior has been observed in close to 1,500 species, ranging from primates to gut worms, and is well documented for 500 of them...No species has been found in which homosexual behavior has not been shown to exist, with the exception of species that never have sex at all, such as sea urchins and aphis. Moreover, a part of the animal kingdom is hermaphroditic, truly bisexual...homophobia is taught by society."

Comment #47 - Posted by: Joe Northside m/34/70"/210 at April 29, 2013 4:45 AM

Great weekend in Columbus! Learning from the man Joe DeGain was humbling. He is an excellent instructor!

Comment #48 - Posted by: Juan M at April 29, 2013 4:49 AM

I had a fantastic weeked at CF Strong in Dallas. Thanks to the entire CF Staff, they were fantastic. Besides the training and instruction I met some new CF friends!

Comment #49 - Posted by: Tony Rogers at April 29, 2013 5:09 AM

Really? Do the great minds at CrossFit really believe that people are phobic of those who live a homosexual lifestyle? People may be disgusted by them, disagree with them or simply ignore them but there is not truly, technically, scientifically a "fear" of homosexuals. It's a made up term to make those who disagree with the lifestyle look and feel bad. Read here http://mentalhealth.about.com/library/sci/0602/blhomo602.htm

Comment #50 - Posted by: Wes at April 29, 2013 5:54 AM

PRETTY PATHETIC CROSSFIT

WE EXPECT BETTER JUDGEMENT AND USE OF THE SITE.

SEX-AND SIMILIAR TOPICS-ARE POINTLESS ON A "FITNESS" SITE.

DONT FORGET KIDS FOLLOW THIS SITE TOO.

Comment #51 - Posted by: GET REAL at April 29, 2013 6:03 AM

@ Get Real---Agree or disagree with article, at least use your real name. HQ-Thanks for everything you do.

Comment #52 - Posted by: Mike Andridge at April 29, 2013 6:14 AM

I took the level 1 course at CrossFit Colosseum over the weekend. And I have this to say:

Ever thank somebody and they say "Well, I'm just doing my job!" That always annoys me because, frankly, getting paid to do something doesn't necessarily mean you're personally invested, or doing what you're supposed to. A lot of people just phone it in.

That's why I felt really lucky to take my Level 1 with Austin Malleolo, Mel, Denise, Jason The Athlete, and the rest of the gang who taught us over the weekend. They really went the distance for us, and poured themselves into the class.

Austin was so exuberant and stoked that his enthusiasm carried over and helped people dig deeper and make the most of the class. I had a number of personal body awareness breakthroughs, and realized some pretty amazing things to do with community and the inside view of how CrossFit works. By Sunday night, I was really grateful to have been there, and to have worked with that team. Judging from the hard work that other students invested, I don't think I'm alone in this.

I have no idea if CrossFit is the final word in fitness. But I believe that this synthesis of new and existing fitness and nutrition information will be remembered as a turning point in physical training -- the point at which human beings in the developed world remembered how their bodies are supposed to work.

So I'm proud that I can be part of it, and I'm lucky that I get to take this journey with good people.

See you guys at the gym...

Bryan Harris
Brooklyn, NY

Ps: I'm also not thrilled about politics being on the site today but, if you're actually angry about the subject matter, then you should definitely read the article. Somebody told me over the weekend that we're supposed to challenge our weaknesses, and I don't think the rules stop at the neck.

Comment #53 - Posted by: Bryan Harris at April 29, 2013 6:29 AM

I feel repetitive in saying it was an incredible weekend, but it was. I only wish it was a week-long course :) Thanks to Rogue and Joe, Jesse, Abi, Zach, Austin and Lindsey. In a group so large, the instructors found time and energy (and patience) to make it a personal experience for everyone in attendance. These athletes are wicked smart! Also, very interesting watching them coach eachother during their workouts--the learning never stops. It was an honor and pleasure to be in your company. I can only hope to carry on the values, knowledge and community you shared with us this weekend.

PS: Even CrossFit athletes can miss the box on a box jump. Sorry about your leg, Joe.

Comment #54 - Posted by: James Parada at April 29, 2013 6:30 AM

Is there a way to find out what the workout will be tomorrow?

Comment #55 - Posted by: Christian at April 29, 2013 6:31 AM

I've no objections to any articles shared on this site, even if I don't necessarily identify with the topic regardless of what it is.

I read the article and don't agree with the study's findings. Too many variables not included. That said, I'm not a psychologist or a scientist.

On a fitness note: I'M SORE TODAY!!

Comment #56 - Posted by: GBelle at April 29, 2013 7:07 AM

It is truly disappointing that CrossFit has given themselves over to acknowledging social depravity and sexual immorality; I am not homophobic, just “sin”-ophobic. Homosexual relations are no different than adultery, bestiality, or polygamy. I wonder what Rich Froning—a professed Evangelical—would say regarding your decision to give this depraved lifestyle any legitimacy by posting it in an otherwise respectable forum? Funny, I have never seen HQs post anything contrary to embracing and tolerating pluralism and a secular progressive agenda…shame on you, CF; I like your methods, just not your morals.

Comment #57 - Posted by: ChristianDad175 at April 29, 2013 7:17 AM

CrossFit has always had political articles on rest days. Take a look at the archives. This is a site that is used to express the values and opinions of it's publishers, as well as provide a resource for workouts and fitness. Maybe if you looked at the history of this site you could see that CrossFit have never been the organization to just "stick to fitness."

Comment #58 - Posted by: jim denofa at April 29, 2013 7:34 AM

Grat weekend in M-Town. Very energetic and prefessional crew. Loved the funny quips from James. Also, very inspired by the athlete that busted out a 3:12 Fran who is also currently undergoing treatment for leukemia.

Comment #59 - Posted by: Gary O at April 29, 2013 8:15 AM

Ohhh, that explains it. I am now homosexual. Thank you CrossFit for telling me that I have been going about my life the wrong way! You've enlightned me in so many ways; you put me on a path to perfect my snatch, my muscle ups, and now you've straightned up sex life too :) !

THANKS CROSSFIT!

Comment #60 - Posted by: Robert(a) at April 29, 2013 8:16 AM

Funny, no one complains when the article is right-wing-NOW you want to keep politics out of it? That's funny.

Comment #61 - Posted by: Matt at April 29, 2013 8:39 AM

Looking for a bit of advice here. I did a WOD a few days ago (6 hang snatch, 6 OHS, 6 PP; 7rds 15 min cap) and I jammed my left thumb on a bouncing barbell (I was stopping it from interfering with the guy working out next to me) Now I cannot feel anything in the tip of my thumb. It has not gotten any better or worse in the last few days. I am suspecting possible nerve damage but I have no medical training. Does anyone have any idea whats up with my thumb? Or maybe what I can do about it?
Thanks

Comment #62 - Posted by: mikey at April 29, 2013 8:43 AM

I can't take it anymore. Every week people post about the awesome weekend they had at the level 1. Iam just going to have to bite the bullet and spend the $1,000. I crossfit at home so it would be nice to be coached on proper technique and to actually meet and socialize with other crossfitters.

Comment #63 - Posted by: hollyhog at April 29, 2013 8:48 AM

I happen to think that these articles may be pointing to an uncomfortable truth, however I would like the authors to address one important point. Is it possible that the observed arousal occurs for other reasons i.e., anger. Easy enough to find out! Thanks for the thought provocations as well as the fitness material. You guys must have a blast posting this stuff! I envy the material you create for your coffee break chats.

Comment #64 - Posted by: doglips 55/m/70"/190 at April 29, 2013 8:54 AM

Attended my Level 1 seminar in Columbus over the weekend. Being in the presence of such great coaches was truly humbling. Joe's segment on virtuosity and Zach's about programming were particularly memorable. Our definition of virtuosity really showed through in each of the coaches.

Joe left us with this quote from Coach Glassman, "The magic is in the movement, the art is in the programming, the science is in the explanation, and the fun is in the community."

The fun is in the community. In reference to the article posted. If you really think this is just a "fitness" site, I think you've really missed the point. Making People Better doesn't just encompass a better C&J. An open forum for discussion? Sounds like a community to me. Aka the spirit of CF. Whether you agree or disagree with the article, it doesn't warrant criticism of the main site or the jounral for posting an article that gets people thinking and talking about a topic they may not have otherwise.

Comment #65 - Posted by: Tymm at April 29, 2013 9:00 AM

Not sure why my comment didn't make it, so I'll condense it to: I had a great L1 with Austin, Mel, Jason, Denise, and the rest at CrossFit Colosseum this past weekend.

Comment #66 - Posted by: Bryan Harris at April 29, 2013 9:11 AM

Interesting article. As a lesbian crossfitter, I can appreciate HQ for posting such a controversial article. Its funny to see all the banter on here on this topic but when there's an article about economics or some other common topic, the comments below are a bit more simple. The comments here remind me that there's a whole world beyond my supportive circle of people. A world where not everyone agrees, or supports my sexual orientation. For that HQ, I am grateful to you. For opening my eyes to other's opinions. For that, I am at fault for being so ignorant to think "it's 2013, the majority of this world has got my back at this point." Perhaps, or perhaps not. This shows me others' opinions. It may not be relative to fitness, however it's relative to my mental well-being. Thank you Crossfit. For all you've done for me. Weight loss, health. and now this just shows another point I've never thought of. Thank you crossfit and the entire community. All your opinions are valid and much appreciated. With love to all.

Comment #67 - Posted by: Jess at April 29, 2013 9:49 AM

Interesting article. As a lesbian crossfitter, I can appreciate HQ for posting such a controversial article. Its funny to see all the banter on here on this topic but when there's an article about economics or some other common topic, the comments below are a bit more simple. The comments here remind me that there's a whole world beyond my supportive circle of people. A world where not everyone agrees, or supports my sexual orientation. For that HQ, I am grateful to you. For opening my eyes to other's opinions. For that, I am at fault for being so ignorant to think "it's 2013, the majority of this world has got my back at this point." Perhaps, or perhaps not. This shows me others' opinions. It may not be relative to fitness, however it's relative to my mental well-being. Thank you Crossfit. For all you've done for me. Weight loss, health. and now this just shows another point I've never thought of. Thank you crossfit and the entire community. All your opinions are valid and much appreciated. With love to all.

Comment #68 - Posted by: Jess at April 29, 2013 9:50 AM

Being fairly new to Crossfit, and in the over 45 age group, I wasn't sure what to expect heading into the level 1 course this past weekend. I was a bit hesitant, but I am so glad that I did it! I don't have plans to coach, but the course was SO informative for my own personal training...and completely motivating! The coaching staff (Austin, Jason, Mel, Camille, Denise, Matthew, Chris, and Jen)were absolutely amazing and inspiring. It was easy to tell they love what they do and they sincerely want to help each of us learn and improve...no matter what level we may be at in our training. Thanks so much for the inspiring and educational weekend! Wishing you all the best! Take care all!

Comment #69 - Posted by: Sheryl at April 29, 2013 9:55 AM

Totally a fitness article. It exercises your mind.

Comment #70 - Posted by: tweede at April 29, 2013 9:58 AM

As a High school weights teacher, level 1 crossfit cert dude, football coach, and follower of Jesus Christ I find this kind of stuff totally inappropriate for this site. I did not read or what to read the article and find that its inclusion on the site quite dissappointing. Are you now going to find an article, and there is one out there, that refutes all the finding of what you posted?? Anyway, kids do frequent this site and you have a diverse group of people. You should have used better judgement.

Comment #71 - Posted by: Paul at April 29, 2013 10:01 AM

WOW! What a weekend! Attending the CF Level 1 Course in Toronto this weekend had me arriving feeling pumped and ready to learn and had me leaving feeling absoutely humbled and ready to continue learning! Even with three years of CFIT under my feet, I was so humbled by athletes who have been in the gym for 6 months to under a year, as I learned from them, as well as being truly inspired by their drive and determination to learn a movement. I had no idea how much really goes into understanding what true fitness, wellness, and what it means to be healthy really is all about until this weekend! I am talking with my colleauges at work today about some of the incredible take-aways from this seminar!(thanks for the awesome lectures and knowledge Austin!) I also have to give a HUGE SHOUT OUT to the coaching staff....I'll admit....I was a little star struck with the calibre of athletes who believe in this stuff so much because they took the time out of their training schedules to coach our group. WOW! Thanks guys for being so awesome, for believing in me and not giving up when I didn't get something, (thanks Matt during the SDLHP) and for constantly encouraging!...especially when I had bloody hands during FRAN :)(Thanks Camille, Mel, Denise, Jen, and Jason!) I will forever be inspired and motivated by you and I have the reminder on my shoe to prove it :)If I can turn out to be even a fraction of the kind of trainers and coaches you guys are, I will be more than blessed!
Thank you CF for investing so much passion, enthusiasm, knowledge and above all heart into this program! I am already a better athlete becuase of this, and I look forward to seeing where my role as a potential trainer takes me!
To all the coaches getting ready for regionals, I hope you will be able to feel all of our support and encouragement back on you as you work towards your goal!!!

Comment #72 - Posted by: Vicki McConnell at April 29, 2013 10:37 AM

The people that are pissed off by the inclusion of a "non fitness" related article must be fairly recent users of CF main site. It wasnt that long ago that article, poems and musical pieces that were not fitness related were regularly included on main site.
I for one am happy to see that recently this sort of content has made a return. In the past there have been articles and essays that put forward opinions or views that I do not agree with, I dont take it personally, or go on a rant about " Crossfit should stay out of it, etc". I think all HQ is trying to do is is reflect what you would see at the box you train in, DIVERSITY. Diversity in politics, religious beliefs, sexuality, hell even the music we all listen to or the poetry we read is what makes going to the box dynamic and interesting. I dont want to socialize with 20 people that are exactly like me, it would get as boring as hell pretty quickly.
If you dont want to read the articles, the titles should be enough to warn you in advance that its not fitness related,making it easy for all the boring people to avoid having to look at something from another perspective. If it continues to piss you off feel free to go to bodybuilding.com and check them out. Most of thier "fitness articles" are garbage but at least you wont have to expand your mind.

Comment #73 - Posted by: DougR at April 29, 2013 10:42 AM

4 rounds for time of:
27 Box jumps, 24" box
20 Burpees
11 Squat cleans, 115 pounds

23:20

weak sauce.

M/52/193lb

Comment #74 - Posted by: Mazz at April 29, 2013 10:47 AM

I've seen these studies over the years. and while I consider them a correlate for sure, I'm not sure I would call them Causation. For example the males that identified as homophobic yet were aroused by homophobic pornography. I could see those men (not to generalize) as bible belt folk with limited exposure to pornography or grew up in a conservative community placing a very high social stigma on pornography. And the act of sex is still sexual, whether homo or hetero.
But thought provoking none the less.
Thanks HQ, even if I don't agree I feel it's important to always learn and grow.

Comment #75 - Posted by: MannyC at April 29, 2013 11:12 AM

Goodbye CrossFit. You've lost your purpose.

Comment #76 - Posted by: SmithSmash at April 29, 2013 11:14 AM

Like #53 pointed out, we who have been long-time CrossFit followers are used to having political content posted with the WOD. However, they are usually aligned with libertarian politics (this wouldn't be any different) or neo-con values. I've been enraged and disgusted, but this is the first time I've been proud. This is the point people: have a discussion, push yourself physically and mentally. Disagree, talk about it. Go to your box and hash it out with your friends while you work out. Dissent and have fun while you do it. In the end, it makes us better. We all have different politics. I believe this is the civil rights issue of our time, and I'm happy HQ is on this side of the argument. Kudos GG and others.

Comment #77 - Posted by: Matthew Callahan at April 29, 2013 11:18 AM

Like so many, I watched 13.5 with anticipation wondering when Froning would shed his fitted Reebok-Crossfit shirt to reveal pecs that could only be realized with countless sets of non-functional dumbbell flys.
I always thought I was a straight man, but I guess its only skin.
Looking forward to Regionals. Don't tell my wife.

Comment #78 - Posted by: Erik at April 29, 2013 11:43 AM

Come on people, its only skin.

Comment #79 - Posted by: Erik at April 29, 2013 11:52 AM

CrossFit has a long and venerable tradition of posting "non-fitness" articles, poems, and even music. The articles in particular are meant to provoke thought. They've always provoked some thoughtless responses, too, so I suppose some of the ones above are predictable.

There are animals that will always be stronger/faster/etc. than anyone on this discussion board, but none will be smarter (for most of us, anyway). Try and get a little exercise above the neck by thinking through the subject matter, whether you agree with it or not, rather than calling it an inappropriate posting by HQ.

I also have kids, by the way. Except for the truly horrific and unexplainable, I don't try to hide them from our world. Not sure if everyone noticed, but one of our three branches of government spent two days on this general subject in a very public fashion just a few weeks ago. If you kept your kids away from the news that whole time to avoid subject matter exposure, and you happened to luck out and be successful, then I look forward to them competing in the global marketplace with my kids in 20 years.

Comment #80 - Posted by: Glenn at April 29, 2013 11:52 AM

MORE REST DAY ARTICLES/MATERIAL!

Comment #81 - Posted by: jeff - 6/205/41 at April 29, 2013 11:59 AM

Nobody has made the connection yet between today's article and NBA player Jason Collins coming out of the closet:
http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/29/sport/collins-gay/?hpt=hp_t1

Comment #82 - Posted by: Joe Northside m/34/70"/210 at April 29, 2013 12:10 PM

Also very disappointed in HQ for this article here and on Facebook. I agree with Chad81, you will find the truth there. I am not here to judge the sinner, but do hate the sin. I realize it's suppose to be a "research article", but I do think that this is the wrong place for it. I like to come and learn more of what I can do to make myself, my family and my athletes healthier, not about what makes one a homosexual. I really hope this is not what the future of CrossFit is going to be . . .airing our political or human rights opinions. I love CFHQ and I hope we get back to what most of us come for . .health.

Comment #83 - Posted by: Jen at April 29, 2013 12:14 PM

I am Jorge I. Sanchez, and in 2011, in response to homophobia within my box I founded Pride RX to establish an LGBT presence in my box. My experience with the CrossFit community has been favorable as a whole; however I have heard distasteful stories of ignorance and downright hate towards LGBT athletes. In reading the comments listed above, it saddens me a great deal to think that within this community that i hold near and dear to my heart, there would lie individuals, who, knowing nothing of me, would wish harm and/or unfavorable circumstances upon me and those who like me are part of the LGBT CrossFit community. I have hope that through their commitment to excellence in fitness, they would apply that same logic to expanding the mind and letting go of preconceived/prejudicial/ignorant ideology. We can lift each other up and be an example of what happens when people set those issues aside. Pride RX has set out to promote health active lifestyles for both the LGBT community and our allies through CrossFit. We get together and WOD alongside each other with the only goal in mind being to better ourselves and our community. It’s the heart and soul of what CrossFIt is supposed to be about, challenge your status quo and raising your bar (physically, mentally, and I would say, ideologically). I encourage any LGBT athletes as well as the friends and family members of those persons out there to go to Pride RX and reach out to us with you story.

Comment #84 - Posted by: Jorge I. Sanchez at April 29, 2013 12:17 PM

Ran 4.25 miles in lieu of strict rest

Comment #85 - Posted by: GBelle at April 29, 2013 12:35 PM

Subbed: (Outlaw CrossFit)
For time:
40 butpees
50 double unders
30 burpees
50 du's
20 burpees
50 du's

Comment #86 - Posted by: SB at April 29, 2013 12:48 PM

WTF, over? Stick to fitness, guys. This crap has no place here.

Comment #87 - Posted by: Chris at April 29, 2013 12:57 PM

So, it's OK to post right-wing, military/industrial complex supportive, sabre rattling, flag waving, kill 'em all and let god sort 'em out Bu%$sh$# on main page comments, but posting something about treating people fairly is offensive and inappropriate? Unbelievable...

Comment #88 - Posted by: tyoung6 at April 29, 2013 1:04 PM

It's nice to see articles like this go up. It can really tell you an awful lot about some of the people posting in the comments section.

Always amusing to see some people react to something as simple as an article discussing homosexuality and homophobia with combinations of anger, hatred and fear. Reminds one of just how far we still have to go before those people are in the minority.

I certainly hope that one day I will be telling my children about how horrible things used to be when people treated others as though they were evil or diseased because some people didn't approve of who they loved or entered a consenting relationship with. Something made all the worse by their hiding behind religion and claims to divine knowledge while still trying to pretend they believe in an all loving god.

Comment #89 - Posted by: Tyler at April 29, 2013 1:24 PM

@ jess #68 I got your back. I also can't believe that in 2013 anyone cares about someone elses sexual preference. Crossfit seems like such a welcoming and caring community. I believe the bigots represent only a small percentage.

Comment #90 - Posted by: jack m/31/5'11/165 at April 29, 2013 1:25 PM

I had a great experience at Crossfit Strong this weekend in Dallas! Being very new to Crossfit; all of the instructors (Chris, John, Chase, Stephanie, and Gale) did a very good job explaining the complex lifts to me and making it easy to understand and to perform. I would definitely recommend taking this course if you ever have the opportunity. Thanks for the awesome experience!

Comment #91 - Posted by: Jeff at April 29, 2013 1:49 PM

Level 1 certification at crossfit strong in Dallas this weekend was a blast.
John, Gale, Chris, Chase, Sarah, Steven, Kristen - you guys were awesome! Thank you :)

Comment #92 - Posted by: Brooke at April 29, 2013 1:57 PM

@Jess #68 and Jack #84, +1 to that :)

Comment #93 - Posted by: GBelle at April 29, 2013 2:04 PM

Surprised to see thus article here, since CF tends to swing to the right relative to where I am from.

People are right to say that homosexuality has nothing to do with fitness... and politics, marriage, serving one's country or one's ability to teach, lead or be a loving partner to someone else.

Lets take a breath and remember that despite our differences, we share more in common than we All, right or left, care to admit.

Comment #94 - Posted by: Joseph Wilson at April 29, 2013 2:16 PM

Just do your workout and be happy for your life. Let others live theirs how they want to.

Comment #95 - Posted by: cris at April 29, 2013 2:20 PM

I am happy to say that my very first Crossfit experience this weekend at the L1 Trainers Course At Ft Leavenworth,KS was AMAZING! Incredible Trainers made the experience even more amazing: Chuck, Leah, Joe, Rudy, Chris, and Shari! Y'all Rocked, I can't wait to see what this new journey has in store for me. Best wishes to all attendees, and Trainers!

Comment #96 - Posted by: MichelleWilliams at April 29, 2013 2:57 PM

I hooked my penis up to the same device from the article and did ab mat sit-ups while watching CLB do toes to bars. I got an erection, PR'd my erection time and have washboard abs. Thanks HQ!

Comment #97 - Posted by: Confused at April 29, 2013 3:07 PM

Excuse me maybe my English isn't so good.

I'm sorry, can I 'disagree' with a heterosexual lifestyle? Doesn't the word 'disagree' mean there are two sides to an issue, or that there is a right and a wrong? You can't 'disagree' with a homosexual lifestyle beacuse there is nothing wrong about choosing your own consenting sexual partners.

+1 for HQ taking a stand in the world of sports and fitness, especially since that NBA star came out of the closet. The bigotry directed towards homosexuals is insane in this day and age.

Comment #98 - Posted by: Chris at April 29, 2013 3:34 PM

I had a great time in Miami at the CF Kids course. The staff was excellent and this course helps you to become a better coach of kids and adults alike. I found the simplicity of teaching a powerful tool and enjoyed the weekend! Also I think I will PR my deadlift when I get home from a few quick tips from John. Simple, effective and fun! Everyone should take this course. :-)

Comment #99 - Posted by: Christi at April 29, 2013 3:43 PM

I think Coach said it best.

"We don't care if you come, we don't care if you leave, how could that be a cult?"

"The greatest adaptation to Crossfit is between the ears."

"You have to be one of us to be one of us. And that's to appreciate that good things come out of hard work, out of sacrifice, commitment, industry, giving more of yourself. The road to salvation, redemption and success is full of challenge."

"If you think that success is solely the product of hard work, then yes, maybe it is political. The people that are coming forward, regardless of their political ideology, regardless of their sexual orientation, regardless of their religious background, seem to appreciate the openmindedness, the tolerance, and the commitment...to the lifestyle of those that are willing to struggle."

Hopefully, with those quotes, some of you will understand the reasoning behind these articles.

Comment #100 - Posted by: Wayne at April 29, 2013 4:32 PM

why is it if the left and PC police don't like how you feel about something it becomes a phobia? I have lots of gay friends, don't care what they do in their private life. I don't opposed their lifestyle but certainly don't care to hear about it either as I don't share mine with them. I like them for who they are. Whether I agree is my business but one thing is for certain -- I'm not scared of them. Why is it a phobia? Do they have straight phobia's?

Comment #101 - Posted by: Padriag at April 29, 2013 4:47 PM

There are gay people at your box, whether or not you know it. Your opinion of their lifestyle is irrelevant.

It seems silly to suggest that exposing children to the mere fact that the LGBT lifestyle exists is somehow doing them a disservice. Sex is only one aspect of any couple's relationship, regardless of orientation.

I wonder if this article hit close to home for some people?

Comment #102 - Posted by: Ben at April 29, 2013 4:55 PM

Rest as rx'd

Comment #103 - Posted by: phill 37°21'41"N 118°23'43"W at April 29, 2013 5:10 PM

Coaches Prep-CrossFit Chicago. It was even better than getting a level 1 cert. We received so much personal attention from expert coaches from CrossFit! Well worth it!

Comment #104 - Posted by: Steve at April 29, 2013 5:40 PM

Try two:

"College students . . . have a . . . discrepancy between their reported sexual orientation and their actual orientation as determined by a psychological test." So in CA it's illegal to give psychiatric therapy to a homosexual wanting help getting over his homosexuality, this in the name of tolerance. Middle-school aged children can decide that their body parts don't match their actual gender and receive body-changing surgery in the name of tolerance. But some test can say that a group of heterosexual college students are mistaken about their "actual orientation" and we're supposed to accept it as unbiased science? How come the other side is the bigoted one, when it doesn't have the freedom anymore to preach its viewpoint to willing listeners?

"They tended to report more negative or fearful attitudes toward gays and lesbians, tended to be biased against homosexuals in hypothetical situations, and were more likely to endorse anti-gay policies." A phobia is "an extreme or irrational fear or aversion to something," not a negative or fearful attitude, some kind of bias, or support for whatever the author dubs "anti-gay policy." This isn't an issue of true phobia, it's just name calling at this point.

Thanks CFHQ! Interesting choice. : ) Perhaps the link between name-calling and this (secretly unwanted) point of view has it's roots in Sigmund Freud's description of reaction formation, a defense mechanism wherein a person bla bla bla...

Comment #105 - Posted by: Jay at April 29, 2013 5:44 PM

If you "disagree" with homosexuality, then don't be homosexual. Let people live their lives. No one is trying to make you gay, so why does it matter if other people happen to be gay? Stop the hate and intolerance and just let it be.

Comment #106 - Posted by: Eli at April 29, 2013 6:11 PM

I learned this morning that a highschool in Georgia, for the first time this Saturday, will be having an integrated prom. I was sure that I didn't hear it right. A highschool that still segregated its students based on race! I'm not naive. I am fully aware of the the ignorance that exists in this world, I just thought we were much further along than this. Then I find this article pertaining to homosexuality; and the response from the Crossfit community, a community that I hold so dear, has been alarming. It saddens me to know that this level of intolerance exists in a community whose tenets preach the exact opposite. Conversely, I commend those who have spoken out in support of the oppressed (whether it be sexual preference, race or otherwise) for only through that courage will the message resonate that we will not stand for intolerance of any kind.

Many of the comments on here have spoken to the kids that frequent the site. I hope that these kids take away the fact that hate is wrong on all levels and that all humans should be treated equally regardless of their beliefs or preferences.

PrideRX Ally and Proud!

Comment #107 - Posted by: Gal at April 29, 2013 6:19 PM

I find it absolutely hilarious that we are in large majority, a community of fitness "converts". Many of us stuck to a traditional fitness path for much of our lives before we "discovered" CrossFit and allowed it to open our minds to a new community, a new lifestyle and a new way of measuring ourselves against ourselves.

What I would say to those that are offended or disgusted by the article or feel that it has no place here is this:

Open your heart and mind to a new perspective, just like you did with CrossFit. You will discover that "your love is my love and my love is your love". You will discover that we all want the same things in this life. We want to love and be loved. We want to respect and be respected. We want to be better athletes and better people. We want to be judged by the same standards and treated just like the athlete next to us, inside and outside the box, before, during and after the WOD.

The most beautiful thing that CrossFit has given me is a more broad and inclusive family. My friends are men, women, black, white, asian, gay straight, rich, poor, fat, skinny, republican, democrat, single, married, paleo, vegan..... DIVERSE to an extent that they have never been before.

My life has been enriched by this community more than I ever dreamed possible. I left my baggage at the door and I opened my mind to something new.

Discussing homosexuality or abortion for that matter is not inherently political, although these issues do have a connection to politics when it comes to public policy.

For those of you that are so angry about the existence of homosexuality and want nothing more than to wipe us off the planet, I am truly sad. Your energy, time and effort could be spent in SO MANY more positive ways.

On the hopeful side - I think that many of you will realize a more open mind in this lifetime and just like you did with CrossFit become converted to "love and respect every man" much like you were converted with CrossFit. When that happens you will kick yourselves (just like you did for all those wasted years in the Globo gym) for wasting so much time with unproductive thoughts.

I hope and pray that each of you will find your way to love with the untainted heart that God gave you instead of one that has been colored by judgment which was never yours to impart upon another in the first place.

Comment #108 - Posted by: LarryC at April 29, 2013 7:28 PM

PrideRX Ally -- do you not find it strange that you label disagreement as hate? Does it not strike you as bullying that you try to condemn those who disagree with you and have a belief system different than yours with anger. Some may not agree with a certain lifestyle but its part of what makes our society open. If you don't agree with them than move on and understand others have a right to their feelings. You calling someone a hater because they don't agree with your lifestyle makes you exactly the same, right? Shouting at someone who doesn't agree and bullying them into submission does not change their belief system it only makes you a product of the left

Comment #109 - Posted by: Padriag at April 29, 2013 9:27 PM

Amazing Level 1 Cert in SOUTH AFRICA this weekend. Well done to everyone. I think we learnt a lot about ourselves and how we can help others achieve health.

Now for the test results.....this is a long week....

Comment #110 - Posted by: Roald Gerber at April 29, 2013 10:55 PM

Great weekend learning about CrossFit from the CrossFit team, led by Erik Preston, Johnny, Vijay and Jobst. Thanks to Danie Britz and the team from CrossFit B4C and Cape CrossFit for also assisting. Learnt a lot from all you guys. Still a long way to go for myself, but I've taken a first step. Now back to my team at CrossFit PBM to learn more!

Comment #111 - Posted by: Sunil Gopal at April 30, 2013 12:42 AM

This is a ridiculous article in many way. To start with, finding an individual volunteering to have some device hooked to his penis in itself states the subject already has some issues.

Comment #112 - Posted by: wayne at April 30, 2013 5:11 AM

I am Jorge I. Sanchez, and in 2011, in response to homophobia within my box I founded Pride RX to establish an LGBT presence in my box. My experience with the CrossFit community has been favorable as a whole; however I have heard distasteful stories of ignorance and downright hate towards LGBT athletes. In reading the comments listed above, it saddens me a great deal to think that within this community that I hold near and dear to my heart, there would lie individuals, who, knowing nothing of me, would wish harm and/or unfavorable circumstances upon me and those who like me are part of the LGBT CrossFit community. I have hope that through their commitment to excellence in fitness, they would apply that same logic to expanding the mind and letting go of preconceived/prejudicial/ignorant ideology. We can lift each other up and be an example of what happens when people set those issues aside. Pride RX has set out to promote health active lifestyles for both the LGBT community and our allies through CrossFit. We get together and WOD alongside each other with the only goal in mind being to better ourselves and our community. It’s the heart and soul of what CrossFIt is supposed to be about, challenge your status quo and raising your bar (physically, mentally, and I would say, ideologically). I encourage any LGBT athletes as well as the friends and family members of those persons out there to go to Pride RX and reach out to us with you story.

Comment #113 - Posted by: Jorge I. Sanchez at April 30, 2013 7:05 AM


SP - 115/135(PR)/135/145(f)/135(f)

PP - 145/155/165/165/175(f)/165

PJ - 165(4)/155/155/155/155

Comment #114 - Posted by: Vinny - m/28/5'9''/190# at April 30, 2013 9:08 AM

#95 Joseph

"Surprised to see thus article here, since CF tends to swing to the right relative to where I am from."

I would say that HQ takes more of a Classic Liberal(libertarian) stance, just my observation.
People who believe in individual liberties, freedom, and autonomy above all. I am not surprised at all that this article would be posted.

Comment #115 - Posted by: R.I.P. Milton Friedman at April 30, 2013 10:19 AM

Spent the weekend at Fort Levenworth L 1 course. Big shout out to all the trainers!! Awesome time and gained a wealth of knowledge.

Comment #116 - Posted by: Eric Dunn at April 30, 2013 10:48 AM

Thanks for the article, HQ.

Comment #117 - Posted by: Chrissy 31/F/4'11"/105 at April 30, 2013 1:14 PM

A rest day article has not got this many posts in quite a while. If you are familiar with the site, you know rest day articles are a tradition- topics are all over the map. Go back in the archives to say, 2/20/07 and you will find one. Scroll through the month, nearly every rest day prompted some form of discussion. So those of you questioning the reason for rest day articles obviously haven't been around long enough to understand what this FREE site is about. Sit back, watch, learn , before you criticize.

Comment #118 - Posted by: Gina H at April 30, 2013 2:45 PM

As someone that is thinking of starting crossfit I'm surprised and disappointed that crossfit is getting into an area that people has strong feelings on that has nothing to do with getting into shape.

Comment #119 - Posted by: Justin at April 30, 2013 3:55 PM

La plus ca change, la plus c'est la meme chose.

Welcome back, Coach.

Now all we need is Barry Cooper, Doc Rocket, and the entire FRAT crew and we are ready to roll!

Comment #120 - Posted by: bingo at April 30, 2013 5:11 PM

Bingo- funny! Was reading some old rest day exchanges. Go back to march 2007- think those oldies were going off about global warming at epic proportion! Good imes!

Comment #121 - Posted by: Gina H at April 30, 2013 7:57 PM

Saying you're not homophobic but that you don't agree with homosexuality is like saying you're not racist you just don't think Black people should have the same rights.

Ridiculous logic.

Comment #122 - Posted by: DAO at April 30, 2013 10:13 PM

Crossfit is the best workout to me. It changes me mentally and physically. It teaches me the disciplines, determination, and to embrance ANYONE who enjoy exercising. @Jess #68 I got your back! It's a no brainer! :)

Comment #123 - Posted by: Sean W at May 1, 2013 10:09 AM

Another example of using science as a cover for ridiculous propaganda. The liberal bias in science and universities is unbelievable.

Comment #124 - Posted by: Billy at May 3, 2013 9:23 AM

Has anyone gotten their scores yet on whether they passed or failed their level 1 cert?

Comment #125 - Posted by: Michael Fuchs at May 6, 2013 6:08 PM
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