October 6, 2013

Sunday 131006

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"Letting Beauty Speak" - video [ipod] [mov] [720 HD] [1080 HD]

The CrossFit Games continue on ESPN Wednesday, October 9th, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT with the Men's Pool, Burden Run, Legless and Clean and Jerk Ladder Events.

Posted by Pukie at October 6, 2013 5:00 PM

That video is awesome!

Comment #1 - Posted by: NA at October 5, 2013 5:56 PM

This blows my mind on so many levels.... watching the Games grow so quickly (weren't we just at Aromas?), watching the athletes grow so quickly (wasn't 135lbs considered heavy not too long ago), watching the media teams grow so quickly (from stills on main-site to flip cameras and now this masterpiece!). It's all so amazing.

Congrats to my friend Greg & Co.

"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."

- Greg Glassman

This video was mesmerizing http://library.crossfit.com/free/video/CrossFit_GilbertBeautySpeeak_131005_SD.mov

Comment #2 - Posted by: Tony Blauer at October 5, 2013 8:55 PM


This is one of the videos about what is crossfit you can just watch, nod and save on your computer in case someone asks you about it. I could not say it better.

Comment #3 - Posted by: Philipp Lendner at October 6, 2013 1:53 AM

Great video, and 135 is stil heavy for me :)

Comment #4 - Posted by: Gavin at October 6, 2013 5:16 AM

Crossfit verve wod
50 kettle bel swings
10 muscle ups
40 swings
8 muscle ups
30 swings
6 muscle ups
20 swings
4 muscle ups
10 swings
2 muscle ups
1 pood and red band for muscle ups(25#)
Density training
6 strict pull ups emom for 9 minutes=54
5 Kipping for 10 min = 50

Comment #5 - Posted by: D.S. at October 6, 2013 5:31 AM

Sunday musings...

1) Beauty. Marty Ceh. Whoa.

2) HSPU. That awkward moment in a HSPU where your own perspiration drips "up" into your nose. (Laura DeMarco Nielson).

Yah...you know what I mean.

3) Inscrutable. His face was a mask so tightly marshaled, so inscrutable that even his pupils were under control.

4) Chaos. The world seems rather out of control on the front page of the Sunday papers. Our own land of "constantly varied" seems downright buttoned up and predictable in comparison. Not so much the programming of course, but more the notion that there's something here, something in CrossFitters that is dependable. Stable. Elsewhere? Not so much.

We read of upheavals writ large and small, and we read of the men and women behind them. Pundits left and right ascribe various meanings and variable degrees of provenance to the outcomes of whatever machinations came before, but I wonder. Are the wizards behind the curtains really in control? Have they a firm grip on the leashes that tether the hounds they've loosed on us all? Or rather have they fallen prey to hubris, and in their venality simply released the uncontrollable.

Are we witnessing chaos?

Perhaps my own view of this is colored by the chaos in my tiny little part of the planet. You know, a kind of "chaos bias" maybe. When all of the various and sundry little things start to fly around in your own personal space like so many molecules in a vacuum it starts to seem like the whole world has suddenly succumbed and everything is more Brownian motion than buttoned up strategy.

I used to thrive on what other people saw as chaos. The more plates I had spinning, the more balls in the air, the more complete I felt. Moving through tasks by the bushel, handling issues by the peck, I was most alive in the midst of what others described as chaos. Now? Not so much.

Why might that be? Is it simply because I am older? When I was a younger man there never seemed to be a sense that I would run out of time. Are the balls in air qualitatively different, heavier than they once were? It's still just 2.5# , but the psychological gravity exerted on each additional plate sure seems to be greater. Is it actually the feeling that the world around me is more chaotic and therefore it really IS more difficult to rein in the chaos in my orbit? You know, as if I've lost the ability to filter out the chaos of others from that which is mine.

It's a feeling. Nothing more than a feeling. It will likely pass as one or two things fall off a spinning plate, or a couple of juggled balls are removed from the show. It's funny, what used to come naturally is now a purposeful act. I now find myself looking at the chaos as if it's some massive chipper--life's Filthy Fifty maybe--and I apply the lessons learned each time I head to the gym. One rep at a time. Finish each rep. I have more in me, more to give, than I think I do. Never, NEVER walk away from the bar.

I got this.

I'll see you next week...

Comment #6 - Posted by: bingo at October 6, 2013 6:15 AM

Hey community. I have a question following the growing popularity of weightlifting shoes among CrossFitters. Bottom line: are they worth it from a functional perspective? I lift fairly effectively in barefoot shoes (vff and inov-8's) but I've read a few articles and threads on Tabata Times and other recourses regarding WL shoes and the effect on maintaining position, verticals trunk and all that. Anyway, just looking for some perspectives. I appreciate your responses.

Comment #7 - Posted by: Drew at October 6, 2013 7:31 AM

That's a very cool video about beauty!

Comment #8 - Posted by: Jim L at October 6, 2013 7:34 AM

Fantastic video, not just for crossfit but for life in general. Making our daughters watch this and learn.

Comment #9 - Posted by: Peter at October 6, 2013 7:47 AM

Very good video. I can tell an adult did this video and not the idiots who have been acting out on the facebook page

Comment #10 - Posted by: chris at October 6, 2013 7:49 AM

10 seconds into the video, I knew Jon Gilson had done it again.

Comment #11 - Posted by: Hari at October 6, 2013 8:03 AM

5k - 24:20

10 rnds
10 pushups
15 su"s
20 AS.


5k - 26:32

Comment #12 - Posted by: IndianGirl at October 6, 2013 12:48 PM

Beautiful video!

for me... yesterday's WOD: lay 12 square meters of oak flooring.
Today's WOD: lay another 10 square meters of oak flooring and an additional 20 meters of skirting...

Comment #13 - Posted by: RJ at October 6, 2013 12:55 PM

Sunday funday with the GF!
4 rounds for time:
-25 plate GTOH (55Lb)
-150M run w/ sandbag (50Lb)
-15 burpees
finished= 15:55

Comment #14 - Posted by: Barrett D at October 6, 2013 12:56 PM

Hands down, the best video of the year! Or maybe ever!

Comment #15 - Posted by: richard at October 6, 2013 2:59 PM

This is probably one of the best video's you all have ever done! Kudo's

Comment #16 - Posted by: Adam at October 7, 2013 11:23 AM

Beautiful video.

When I'm asked why is Crossfit so big?

To answer this, I have to look at it from a personal standpoint. What drew me in? So deep and so fast?

I have to say it was the early inspirational videos, you know the ones I’m talking about. Where people that looked like you and me, were channeling Hercules and somehow finding the strength and coordination to bang off the final 4 reps to end up with a shockingly, superhuman effort. And the reward? Maybe you got your picture on the main page, maybe you got a WOD named after you. But mostly you got to feel like you just completed the most monumental task of your life.

Good on you, Crossfit.

Comment #17 - Posted by: mikeyb m/52/178 at October 7, 2013 12:00 PM

I love this video, I get fired up every time I watch it! I'm crazy sore from this mornings wod, but after watching this video, I'm ready to go!!!

"Lifes rich resources such as mobility, strenth and even intelligence is squandered in the pursuit of a pitiful aesthetic" - so True!

Very Motivating!

Comment #18 - Posted by: Jai at October 8, 2013 7:10 AM

Great video!

Comment #19 - Posted by: www.crossfitvsc.com at March 25, 2015 10:12 PM
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