April 4, 2014

Friday 140404

Rest Day


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65-year-old George Archibald.

CrossFit and Autism: Walking out With a Smile - CrossFit Journal video [ipod] [mov] [HD mov]

Big Sugar's Sweet Little Lies by Gary Taubes and Cristin Kearns Couzens.

Posted by Pukie at April 4, 2014 5:00 PM

Awesome judging action!

Comment #1 - Posted by: kiknpa at April 3, 2014 5:39 PM

Love the video! I need to start saying "excuse me" after each burpee. So cool!

Comment #2 - Posted by: murph at April 3, 2014 5:58 PM

Thank you Brian Costello! My 10 year old son has autism and your video and story has just inspired me to start working out with him at home. I'm going to have to come up with workouts he will find fun. Looks like I will have to study up on the CrossFit Kids programming.

Comment #3 - Posted by: David J H at April 3, 2014 6:32 PM

Thank you again HQ
Keep doing what you are doing.
With the wod's and the article/videos

Comment #4 - Posted by: Mike Andridge at April 3, 2014 7:49 PM

That's our George! STUD!

Comment #5 - Posted by: Carrie Sandoval at April 3, 2014 8:25 PM

WOD: 21, 15, 9 reps for time of:

squat @ 60% of 3x5 linear progression (157#)
2 pood KB swings
and 30 seconds on rower for max calories every 2 minutes

8:08 with 3 intervals on the rower and 30 calories rowed.

Comment #6 - Posted by: Gavin at April 3, 2014 10:43 PM

Light it up blue! Thanks for posting this video on autism at the beginning of a special month where we bring awareness about the disorder. I am privileged to work with these children and have witnessed the benefits of basic CrossFit fundamentals. I believe. Thanks again.

Comment #7 - Posted by: LJL at April 3, 2014 11:34 PM

Sugar is bad... no argument from me there. But the data from the article shows that sugar consumption increased only slightly (10%) between 1980 and 2010 compared to childhood obesity, which rose >300%. Suggests that sugar is only part of the problem and that other lifestyle factors need to be addressed too. Not defending sugar... but was expecting to see a bigger increase in consumption to correlate with obesity and diabetes.

Comment #8 - Posted by: Nate 5'11"/203/M at April 4, 2014 3:55 AM


Confess I haven't read the article yet, but could it be high-fructose corn syrup that's to blame?

Comment #9 - Posted by: bingo at April 4, 2014 5:15 AM

1h of Muay Thai
2 h of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


Comment #10 - Posted by: Augusto Perin at April 4, 2014 5:36 AM

Kevin -- my legs feel fine today after the JLs. YMMV of course, but I think yesterday's workout is a good one for you because your pull-ups are strong, which for me was the sticking point.

Comment #11 - Posted by: Bill M. m/49/5'3"/135 at April 4, 2014 5:53 AM

George Archibald -- wow! Keep up the great work!

Comment #12 - Posted by: Bill M. m/49/5'3"/135 at April 4, 2014 5:59 AM


In the article, the stats for sugar consumption "includes sugars, corn sweeteners, honey, and syrups."

Comment #13 - Posted by: J.T. at April 4, 2014 6:09 AM

Bill- thanks for the report. Depending on what comes up tomorrow, that may be an option.

Enjoy your rest day!

Comment #14 - Posted by: Kevin C. (M/55/5'11"/174) at April 4, 2014 6:22 AM

What you are doing at your box is awesome. Keep up the great work..

Comment #15 - Posted by: Bolivar at April 4, 2014 7:36 AM

Bill M and Kevin C, I'm sore from yesterday's JL's, but not near as much as I'd expected. Was able to pull a deadlift 5 RM this morning at 245#, so it couldn't be too bad.

If nothing else, that was the first time I've ever done jump lunges in CF, again showing HQ's creativity in keeping things fresh.

Comment #16 - Posted by: Jim R./51/5'8"/155 at April 4, 2014 8:15 AM

WTF? "CrossFit classes" at Anytime Fitness??? Hmmm...


Comment #17 - Posted by: DFW at April 4, 2014 8:22 AM

@Nate @Bingo ... I bet that comparing the consumption of carbs in general, and particularly in processed foods would correlate more closely to increase in obesity rather than simply sugar.

Comment #18 - Posted by: jkel at April 4, 2014 9:32 AM

65 years young. What a beast

Comment #19 - Posted by: JP at April 4, 2014 9:34 AM

I love articles and videos on rest day

Comment #20 - Posted by: Tonny at April 4, 2014 10:51 AM

George is an inspiration to us all. Proud to train with him at Fallbrook Crossfit!

Comment #21 - Posted by: Lee at April 4, 2014 10:56 AM

Great work!

Comment #22 - Posted by: Ron at April 4, 2014 11:27 AM

Love the story on autism and cfli

Comment #23 - Posted by: Will at April 4, 2014 1:35 PM

140402 Hang Squat Clean strength WOD today. Results there. Felt good.
(PR'd, which means I got to give Father Time a good hook to the kidney. Ha!)

Comment #24 - Posted by: David T. - M/54/5'8"/185 at April 4, 2014 3:22 PM

Nice work David T!
Congrats on the PR!

Comment #25 - Posted by: ChuckB M/56/5'11"/165 at April 4, 2014 5:05 PM

Carbs are good. Anybody against that isn't training hard enough. You can eat paleo and do metcons all day but you won't be getting any stronger.

Comment #26 - Posted by: Gavin at April 4, 2014 5:13 PM

The story on Crossfit and Autism was heartwarming and inspiring.

Comment #27 - Posted by: Eric Jaber at April 5, 2014 10:41 AM
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