March 19, 2014

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Janet Garcia.


From Mud to Mortar by Dallin Frampton - CrossFit Journal article [pdf]


CrossFit Games Update: March 18, 2014 - [video]

Posted by Pukie at March 19, 2014 5:00 PM
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Did Grace today for giggles. First time ever lots of room for improvement. Taped it for comments!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuV0mySvqIs

Comment #1 - Posted by: Matt Taray at March 18, 2014 5:53 PM

My wife brought up a great idea. For 14.5 should it be the Champ vs. the California Bear or Sam Briggs vs. Iceland Annie??? How about a 4 way.....the two men and women EVERYONE wants to see all throwing down at the same time!!!! Make it happen!!! Everyone needs to get behind this one!!!

Comment #2 - Posted by: Cliffski13 at March 18, 2014 6:02 PM

Good idea. No chance of back injury there!

Comment #3 - Posted by: Tony Webster at March 18, 2014 6:13 PM

but why?!

Comment #4 - Posted by: Rob at March 18, 2014 6:15 PM

Seriously guys?! Get some CrossFit Mama!! Good for you! Keep throwing down!

Comment #5 - Posted by: Burk at March 18, 2014 6:28 PM

Hey where's my comment pukie??

Comment #6 - Posted by: Cliffski13 at March 18, 2014 6:30 PM

As long as those are pull-ups I say get after it! Way to go Janet!

Comment #7 - Posted by: Gene D at March 18, 2014 6:34 PM

Rock on, Janet! You and your doctor know what's best for you and the baby, and don't let anyone else's opinion sway you. I ran throughout my pregnancies, had no problems and have healthy kids.

Comment #8 - Posted by: Glorybelle 5'5/135/44/F at March 18, 2014 6:34 PM

14.5 .......Froning vs. Khalipa vs. Briggs vs. Annie. 2 men and two women competing simultaneously. Make it happen Crossfit. My wife said so.

Comment #9 - Posted by: Cliffski13 at March 18, 2014 6:38 PM

Great picture! Good for you.

Comment #10 - Posted by: John Harris at March 18, 2014 6:38 PM

When coaching people we must always consider Risk vs Benefit ... Ummm ??? :-( not on my watch... will our risk retention insurance cover Placenta previa ????

Comment #11 - Posted by: Lenny Pace at March 18, 2014 6:40 PM

If you have nothing positive to say with any sort of educational exercise physiology background I suggest you don't comment at all. You have no idea what sort of background she has or what prescription was prescribed to her or care she is under. All you see is a fantastic picture of someone bettering themselves and their soon to be little one and instead of encouraging it some of you discourage it.. Stop discouraging and learn to encourage as a crossfit family should do.

Comment #12 - Posted by: Pete at March 18, 2014 6:57 PM

There's risks to everything in life. If you don't have anything nice to say don't say it. We did our research there's nothing wrong with pull ups during pregnancy. Weighted pull-ups anyone!?!? #mywifeisstrongerthanyou

Comment #13 - Posted by: Anthony Garcia at March 18, 2014 6:57 PM

What does placenta previa have to do with her working out? Does she have this condition? If so she should be on bed rest, however placenta previa is not caused by activity. It just happens & my guess if she had it she would be in the hospital ;) just my medical opinion.

Comment #14 - Posted by: KJ at March 18, 2014 7:26 PM

My wife is 34 wks pregnant and still comes down to the CrossFit box I own. She has a background as an elite level athlete and for her to do CrossFit (alot of things are now scaled) is not a huge stretch at all. She does what she feels she can. People sometimes forget pregnancy is not an illness, not all people need to be on bed rest and can actually perform their exercise programs to a fairly high level... Don't hate on it, embrace it... Go Janet!

Comment #15 - Posted by: Marty at March 18, 2014 8:12 PM

Awesome Job Janet! I am currently 20 weeks with baby #2 and did CrossFit til 36 weeks with baby #1. I sure hope I can keep up with those pull ups at 38 weeks. How can you not continue CrossFit even if pregnant?! I Love it!!! And my CrossFit babies!

Comment #16 - Posted by: Rosie Santos at March 18, 2014 8:14 PM

Field Strong. Strength: Deadlift 5 @ 350#. Strict pull-ups 8,8,9 in three sets. Conditioning: 10 RFT of 25y farmers walk w/ 2 pood KB and 50 yard sprint. 4:23.

Comment #17 - Posted by: Gavin at March 18, 2014 9:13 PM

Awesome photo. Our coach is pregnant, and still kicking ass with the movements she can, until well she has to go :0

Comment #18 - Posted by: ckatech at March 18, 2014 10:01 PM

I've got a comment on a rather controversial topic and I don't mean to cause issues. But here we go!

I don't do kipping/butterfly pull ups no matter the WOD. I don't feel comfortable subjecting my rotator cuffs to that much stress when I reach muscle fatigue. I don't mean to sound prude but if someone with extensive knowledge in biomechanics can deduce that the forces do not exceed the limitations to either sprain the ligaments or cause potential subluxation of the glenohumeral joint from increased ROM then I will most likely continue to perform strict, controlled pull ups.

I do them till muscle failure then perform assisted pull ups or lat pulls to maintain the anaerobic threshold.

I realize it's not the ideal way for this style of workouts but I'd like to see what the community has to say on the issue.

Comment #19 - Posted by: dugnolle 26/m/5'10"/200lbs at March 18, 2014 10:42 PM

Rx'd
18:28

Comment #20 - Posted by: lee junghoon at March 18, 2014 11:14 PM

@ Matt #1, you are losing a lot of strength with your elbow position when you are prepping for the jerk/push press. Keep your elbows out, don't let them cave in towards your torso. Don't flair them either, just aim for a nice neutral shoulder-width position. That will allow you to incorporate larger muscles in moving the weight overhead.

As far as time goes, find a steady pace that works for you and don't let go of the bar. You'll be slower out of the gate but will get in a groove where you don't have to stop at all. That will shave minutes off of your time.

Comment #21 - Posted by: Gavin at March 18, 2014 11:38 PM

Dugnolle your answer is here answered by HQ's Offline episode
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py4t5LA-VaI (WFS)

Comment #22 - Posted by: ckatech at March 19, 2014 3:57 AM

Of all communities I would expect the crossfit community to be less judgmental and more supportive.
We have two pregnant mommas in our box bustin out wods everyday. They kick butt carrying those babies around! They are under the care of a doctor, they, and their doctors, know best.
You go lady!

Comment #23 - Posted by: Melissa at March 19, 2014 4:31 AM

1:30min of Jiu Jitsu!

Oss

Thanks!

Augusto Perin ,Brazil!

Comment #24 - Posted by: Augusto Perin at March 19, 2014 5:42 AM

I think there is some confusion about pre-natal placental issues, here. I think you guys might be talking about abruptio placenta, when 'trauma' causes the placenta to separate from the uterus prematurely, which is a true, double-life threatening emergency. Placenta previa means 'placenta first', essentially. Not as serious.

If the athlete pictured can do this exercise, well fine. I would seriously consider, though, that pregnant womens' joints become much more flexible during pregnancy, and consequently, I could see some serious ligament/tendon damage to the shoulder doing a kipping pull up with extra weight and very loose connective tissue. So, tear your shoulder to shreds, fall on the ground and possibly injure your unborn child.....priorities, I guess.

Just my 2 cents

Comment #25 - Posted by: NNKMelissa at March 19, 2014 5:48 AM

Lenny Pace, perhaps you mean placental abruption, which can be caused by trauma (e.g. a fall, a car wreck). ... IMO though, I think the picture is great. Way to go Janet!

Comment #26 - Posted by: eDeaRL at March 19, 2014 6:49 AM

(: Way to go!!! Congrats on your beautiful, healthy baby :)

Comment #27 - Posted by: Katy at March 19, 2014 7:45 AM

Way to go Janet!! Congrats on your beautiful, healthy baby :)

Comment #28 - Posted by: Katie at March 19, 2014 7:47 AM

Empowering image! Young ladies take note, pregnancy is not a sickness :)

Comment #29 - Posted by: Eric Jaber at March 19, 2014 8:09 AM

Pregnancy is not an illness or disease. Maybe there is an example somewhere but, pregnancy doesn't seem to stop any other species from carrying on with life. Predators still hunt and prey still runs away.

Comment #30 - Posted by: Martin L at March 19, 2014 8:10 AM

@#2
I'd like to see a Briggs vs Froning head to head for 14.5!

Comment #31 - Posted by: Mithra at March 19, 2014 8:38 AM

First comment filtered: re: placenta previa. I think you guys are thinking of abruptio placenta, where the placenta detaches from the uterus prematurely. This is a true medical emergency and is bad for mom and baby.

Since pregnant women's body's are getting ready to get rid of a bowling ball, their connective tissue becomes very pliable. Thus, I can see where doing kipping pull ups during the 3rd trimester might be questionable. Wouldn't it suck if your shoulder tendons and ligaments decided to give up at the top of the move and everyone goes @$$ over teakettles. TWO souls get hurt, not just one. Spinal curvature is also a consideration as the athlete looks hyper-extended as all get-out. Usually no problem, but with that extra-pliable connective tissue, one might want to think 2 or 3 times about kipping.
We don't always know what's best for us....and that's the truth.

Comment #32 - Posted by: NNKMelissa (EMT-P) 49/121/ at March 19, 2014 9:23 AM

I missed comment #22. sorry I repeated you eDeaRL

Comment #33 - Posted by: NNKMelissa at March 19, 2014 9:26 AM

@ Lana

How do you know she is going to failure? Maybe she is stopping well before failure? Maybe her coach watches her and tells her when to stop? Maybe she is just doing one pull-up for the picture? Point is you don't know so you shouldn't assume anything since you know nothing about this woman (or her past workout/health/pregnancy history). Until you know, don't judge and STFU. If you want to argue abortion, fetal rights, etc...go find another website. Crossfit is about celebrating human movement, not cutting people down.

Comment #34 - Posted by: Ben at March 19, 2014 9:29 AM

We have had four kids and my wife has ran, walked, lifted weights, and pretty much any other exercise while pregnant. My personal opinion is that if your body is used to doing that kind of exercise and you pay attention to what your body is telling you it is fine to crossfit while pregnant. I don't know that I would recommend trying crossfit for the first time while pregnant. I think it is very important for mothers to continue to exercise throughout the pregnancy. Just my personal opinion.

Comment #35 - Posted by: JP at March 19, 2014 9:56 AM

A lot of people are going to find this picture off putting, hard to understand why you would put it up?

Will result in some people being turned off to CF, which is too bad ...

Comment #36 - Posted by: dan at March 19, 2014 10:12 AM

For those new to CrossFit, HQ could give two giraffe poops about "turning people off" to CrossFit. They're not afraid of controversy in case you haven't noticed. I would go out on a limb to say that CrossFit has helped far more people than they have turned off. Did you happen to read the From Mud to Mortar article above?

I'm baffled by all the ladies (and guys) who are suddenly experts on what is healthy for a baby in the womb. A healthy mom is the BEST thing for the unborn child and walking on a treadmill ain't gettin it done. There are far worse choices many mothers make with a baby in tow, like junk food and cigarettes and ummm, I don't know, crack. But the kipping pullup? I think she's good. Nice job HQ and Janet.

Comment #37 - Posted by: Mike H. at March 19, 2014 12:33 PM

Photo caption:

"HQ Feeds Trolls For The Lulz"

or,

"Why I Rage Against Things That Have No Affect on Me"

Comment #38 - Posted by: Joe Northside m/35/70"/195 at March 19, 2014 12:37 PM

@Joe Northside, lol

Comment #39 - Posted by: Glorybelle 44/5'5/135/F at March 19, 2014 12:45 PM

Did a live, Austin City Limits-style TV show in Cincinnati last Friday night:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhjZBpIvQ4s

@Dave Castro - Live rock n' roll, performed by CrossFitters, would really kick things up a notch at the announcement events... just sayin' ;)

Comment #40 - Posted by: Joe Northside m/35/70"/195 at March 19, 2014 12:52 PM

@Dognolle, I usually just pull my shorts aside to see if I've got a pair...then I do kipping pull-ups. Good WOD!

Comment #41 - Posted by: Robert Baker at March 19, 2014 1:05 PM

@Joe N, right you, my friend.

@Dan #32, true, some will be turned off to CF by the photo, but realistically most will be turned off because CF requires work. That eliminates 95% of the population right there.

@Lana #29, it's a symptom of the world we live in when others are criticizing somebody who is doing work and bettering themselves. Funny that you think pull-ups (if that is even what she is doing) are harmful to a baby. You'd rather see her on the couch I'm assuming.

Comment #42 - Posted by: Gavin at March 19, 2014 1:32 PM

@Joe N, right you, my friend.

@Dan #32, true, some will be turned off to CF by the photo, but realistically most will be turned off because CF requires work. That eliminates 95% of the population right there.

@Lana #29, it's a symptom of the world we live in when others are criticizing somebody who is doing work and bettering themselves. Funny that you think pull-ups (if that is even what she is doing) are harmful to a baby. You'd rather see her on the couch I'm assuming.

Comment #43 - Posted by: Gavin at March 19, 2014 1:32 PM

@ ckatech. Thank you for the link, I will be checking that out tonight.

@ robert baker

thanx for the constructive criticism. I don't know how I ever would have continued CF without that.. I guess holding onto a 60lbs DB and performing 15 strict pull ups shows a substantial smaller pair of testicles then using momentum to get over the bar. My mind is definitely in the wrong place with potential injuries. U sir are a genius, and have quite the talent of witty comebacks.... oh and remember NSAIDs will will your friend till you tear your labrum. U can find those OTC.

Comment #44 - Posted by: Dugnolle 5'10"/26/m/200lbs at March 19, 2014 2:03 PM

@Dugnolle, do what makes you feel comfortable. It's your body and your workout and your end game. If you can do strict, weighted pull-ups, then who cares if you can't kip or butterfly? I'd take weighted strict any day.

Comment #45 - Posted by: Gavin at March 19, 2014 2:16 PM

46 reps per exercise....
Burpees
Knees to elbows rings
Box jumps 24 inch
Pull ups rings
2 Kb thrusters with 16 kg
Push ups
DLHP 20 kg kb
Ring dips
Squat
Jumping jacks....38:56

Comment #46 - Posted by: Manny Da Rosa M/185/5-11/46 at March 19, 2014 2:22 PM

Birthday work out :-)

Comment #47 - Posted by: Manny Da Rosa M/185/5-11/46 at March 19, 2014 2:23 PM

I did cross fit all through my last pregnancy and found I came through it much healthier than my previous two. In cross fit we boast the ability to scale to accommodate all types of people, pregnant women can easily scale to meet their needs, and being in shape makes labor and mommy hood so much easier. My doctor was excited about me working out, I kept him posted about any aches or pains and he was all for it. For me, I stopped running and doing lunges or major lateral movements after about 6 months because of some lower pelvic soreness. Doc said not to worry, pregnant women have looser ligaments, but I wasn't damaging anything. Basically just drink lots of water, rest more, scale down the weight some. It felt great to come out of my pregnancy muscular and strong.

Comment #48 - Posted by: Renae at March 19, 2014 2:58 PM

Nice job Manny! Happy Birthday!

Comment #49 - Posted by: Kevin C. (M/55/5'11"/174) at March 19, 2014 3:37 PM

@Manny- Happy Birthday!

Comment #50 - Posted by: Kevin C. (M/55/5'11"/174) at March 19, 2014 3:38 PM

I think it's awesome that she's kicking it pregnant...I think the curved shape of her body in the picture is equally awesome. Cool framing in the photo.

Comment #51 - Posted by: Ape teach at March 19, 2014 3:54 PM

Thank you Kevin!!!

Comment #52 - Posted by: Manny Da Rosa M/185/5-11/45 at March 19, 2014 6:34 PM

Update on the coach, she gave birth today...coincedense? Congrats to David and Jennie Sumner from CrossFit Montgomery!

Comment #53 - Posted by: ckatech at March 19, 2014 10:38 PM

WAY TO GO MAMA...and congratulations! Also, for people with negative comments...

please provide me with actual incidents of these "awful" things happening to women who Crossfit pregnant. Please give me ACTULA EVIDENCE that doing this stuff has caused placenta to dis attach from the body, or the cord to wrap about the babys neck, or the baby to be deprived of oxygen.

please. because, until then, i'm going to believe personal experience (Crossfitted my entire pregnancy, only scaling as needed), and actual accounts of healthy pregnancies and quick recoveries due to staying active during pregnancy.

Comment #54 - Posted by: cassie at March 21, 2014 9:55 AM
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