June 28, 2013

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Rest Day

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Mason Szymanek.


"Hope For Cures: A Family Event" with Jerry Hill - [video]


"When Rent-Seekers and Startups Collide" by Steve Blank, The Wall Street Journal.

Posted by Pukie at June 28, 2013 5:00 PM
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solid article on rent-seeking. as a resident of NC, i've seen the tesla story play out so far. it has completely irked me - but i've been at a bit of a loss to explain why so succinctly. well done mr. blank.

Comment #1 - Posted by: Mel/40m/5'10"/180 at June 27, 2013 5:12 PM

Come on big guy, retract those scapulas.

Comment #2 - Posted by: Powerofone at June 27, 2013 5:31 PM

Tomorrows WOD should be "Murph." The 28th of June, 2005 is when he was killed. Gives you more motivation.

Comment #3 - Posted by: Ryan V. at June 27, 2013 5:37 PM

I can see how the Wall Street Journal article applies to CF, because CF has disrupted the typical fitness industry and succeeded and is definitely not a "rent seeker." It was also nice to see the company I work for named in an article that CFHQ shared on this site. The world feels a little bit smaller now. :)

Comment #4 - Posted by: Glorybelle F/44/5'5/134 at June 27, 2013 5:45 PM

No Rest...
Hero WOD "TYRANT"

Three Rounds for Time
22 Pull Ups
10 Dead Lift @225
22 Clean & Jerk @50% Bodyweight
11 Bench Press @ Bodyweight
500 meter row

RIP SFC Kristoffer Domeij

I will post my time once complete...

Comment #5 - Posted by: Anger Ranger M/37/168 at June 27, 2013 6:07 PM

Best of luck to the new Plebes at the Naval Academy. Induction Day was today (June 27th).

Comment #6 - Posted by: Doug at June 27, 2013 6:23 PM

Best of luck to the new Plebes at the Naval Academy. Induction Day was today (June 27th).

Comment #7 - Posted by: Doug at June 27, 2013 6:24 PM

Yes No rest !!
I will try Hero Wod "Tyrant"
From South Korea , Busan

Comment #8 - Posted by: Dong Hyun Kim at June 28, 2013 1:07 AM

Hero WOD "TYRANT"

Three Rounds for Time
22 Pull Ups
10 Dead Lift @i did 225lb
22 Clean & Jerk @50% Bodyweight My weigh 79kg I did 40kg
11 Bench Press @ i did 80kg
500 meter row @ i did sumo dead lift high full

Rxd " 47:07 " :(

From South korea, Busan

Comment #9 - Posted by: Dong Hyun Kim at June 28, 2013 2:38 AM

Unfortunately "rent-seeking" behavior is something that is here to stay. Large corporations have it in their best interest to create barriers-to-entry once they have achieved a certain level of success. Economically at least, rent-seeking behavior lets them continue to make the largest economic profit by allowing them to operate as a pseudo-monopoly. Although they may be being short-sighted in that regard. The overall level of wealth in our society is being lessened by their attempts to create barriers-to-entry. Their own individual levels of utility are also being lessened by the barriers to entry, everything else being equal of course.

The only way the flames of this sort of behavior can be doused is through government legislation. Which if you believe theories on bureaucratic behavior, I do, you realize that they are not going to change the course that we are heading down.

Comment #10 - Posted by: R.I.P. Milton Friedman at June 28, 2013 4:42 AM

Lil dude is ripped...

Comment #11 - Posted by: Nick at June 28, 2013 6:38 AM

Whatever your feeding him, let me know. My lil boy has about a month before he pops out.

Comment #12 - Posted by: Nick at June 28, 2013 6:39 AM

@6 Doug
High School grad was 35 years ago today for me.
My I Day was 6 July. I can still smell those brand new uniforms.

I'll hit Murph today. There will be pain.

Semper F!

Comment #13 - Posted by: MajorDad at June 28, 2013 7:18 AM

No rest me. In honor of Navy SEAL lieutenant Micheal Patrick Murphy I did "The Murph" this morning with a humble time of 42:47. God Bless all the men and woman in our armed services.

Comment #14 - Posted by: Gabriel Salinas at June 28, 2013 8:18 AM

One could argue that rent seeking is natural (it surely is rational to protect one's gains thru as many venues as possible), as many rent seekers were at one time disruptive forces themselves. It is, as #11/RIP states, the role of the state to be sufficiently independent and strong to create rules that that minimizes rent seeking. It doesn't work as well as it should, but I'd argue it works better in the US than most places...lots of revolutionary changes started in the US before moving on.

Comment #15 - Posted by: Jim R./50/5'8"/160 at June 28, 2013 8:31 AM

Did Murph on Memorial Day. After the hero WOD earlier is week. I don't think I have it in me to do another. We will see what tomorrow brings. "Bruck" destroyed me.

Comment #16 - Posted by: Gavin at June 28, 2013 8:41 AM

Glad to see a Tyrant WOD - very least we can do to honor his memory.

RIP SFC Domeij

Comment #17 - Posted by: C1 Madslasher at June 28, 2013 9:03 AM

yesterday's WOD + some

1 mile run - 7:40

AMRAP 12 (10 Burps, 25 DUs) - 7 rounds + 2 Burps

1 mile run - 8:40

soaked.

M/52/194lb


Comment #18 - Posted by: Mazz at June 28, 2013 9:23 AM

This morning I ran upon two Navy men setting up a PT course on the public beach between the Navy Seals' beach and Hotel Del Coronado's. I asked if the course was open to the public and they said, "Yes but nobody has ever asked to do it." I said, "Why not?" One said, "I suppose people might feel intimidated because we're military." I said, "Can I do it?" They said, "Absolutely. The group is on their way and you can do it with everyone if you want." But I wouldn't do it with the entire group of over 50 that they were waiting for, so I asked to do it right then and there and they said yes. They asked if they could do it with me and I said yes, and off we went. Thank you US Navy for seeing me through my workout this morning.

Comment #19 - Posted by: Glorybelle (F/44/5'5/134) at June 28, 2013 9:39 AM

@Glorybelle - that's awesome!

Comment #20 - Posted by: Joe Northside m/34/70"/200 at June 28, 2013 12:27 PM

@Glorybelle, well how was it!?

Comment #21 - Posted by: Gavin at June 28, 2013 2:04 PM

No Rest...
Hero WOD "TYRANT"

Three Rounds for Time
22 Pull Ups
10 Dead Lift @225
22 Clean & Jerk @50% Bodyweight
11 Bench Press @ Bodyweight
500 meter row

(me)RX'd 56:12
Cuevas 29:55
Tackett 29:22
Tilton 27:29

RIP SFC Kristoffer Domeij


Comment #22 - Posted by: Anger Ranger M/37/168 at June 28, 2013 2:08 PM

Elizabeth

7:07

Comment #23 - Posted by: Jeff at June 28, 2013 2:16 PM

comments in the filter since about 9:00am

Comment #24 - Posted by: Jim R./50/5'8"/160 at June 28, 2013 4:53 PM

@Joe Northside, I thought so too. :)

@Gavin, it was like a CF body-weight only WOD, fast and furious. Lots of push ups, air squats, bear crawls, belly crawls, crab walks, sprinting and mid-distance running on sand. I felt strong, but they still beat me even though they slowed down for me. Good stuff.

Comment #25 - Posted by: Glorybelle F/44/5'5/134 at June 28, 2013 5:08 PM

David John Marotta writing in Forbes has a broader definition of rent seeking we recognize at CrossFit HQ that does not involve manipulatiion of the political or regulatory environment. His analogy is to piracy:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidmarotta/2013/02/24/what-is-rent-seeking-behavior/

Marotta explains rent seeking as coerced trade where only one side benefits. In simple, moral, terms it is taking without giving.

Just over a year ago Anthos Capital announced a "definitive agreement" to buy into CrossFit Inc. Based on the available evidence we could only see the Anthos play as an attempt to gain control of CrossFit in order to manipulate the terms of trade against CrossFit Affiliates for the purpose of getting a bigger slice of pie with little to no regard to growing the overall pie. In discussion this seemed to us a clear case of rent seeking via the hijack of a successful (rent minimizing) business model. The clarity that came from identifying the nature of the threat, and the significance of what deserved to be preserved, was essential to mounting a successful defense that cost millions and spanned multiple legal venues.

Comment #26 - Posted by: Brian Mulvaney at June 28, 2013 10:03 PM

Felt like exercising. Did 400 calories on the eliptical.

M/38/5'10"/206

Comment #27 - Posted by: MK44 at July 1, 2013 5:09 PM

like the heart and passion in the little guy...hope it was just "for show" because the kid is exhibiting terrible, terrible form, and that's just bad parenting....not to mention NOT what crossfit is about, theoretically.

Comment #28 - Posted by: jameson at July 3, 2013 10:55 AM
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