April 16, 2014

Wednesday 140416

Rest Day

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Don McKenney on his 90th birthday.


I They Wed by Chris Cooper - CrossFit Journal article [pdf]


CrossFit Games Update: April 15, 2014 - [video]

Posted by Pukie at April 16, 2014 5:00 PM
Comments

That is probably the coolest photo I've ever seen. Get'em Don!

Comment #1 - Posted by: Trent M. at April 15, 2014 5:09 PM

Don
You sir, are The Man!

Comment #2 - Posted by: Mike Andridge/44/5'8"/175 at April 15, 2014 5:17 PM

Good on you sir!

...Health is a function of fitness over time.

Comment #3 - Posted by: Drew at April 15, 2014 5:24 PM

Love that you do not disappoint with a controversial topic in your CFJ link. And Don is the man!

Comment #4 - Posted by: Denise McKinney at April 15, 2014 5:32 PM

Crossfit julia, CO. Don's awesome.

Comment #5 - Posted by: mark c at April 15, 2014 5:45 PM

thats an awesome picture!

Nice work

Comment #6 - Posted by: Jason Khalipa at April 15, 2014 5:55 PM

On the CrossFit Facebook page you wrote that Don is from Texas. He is from CrossFit Julia in Lafayette, Colorado. The picture was taken at CF Julia!

Comment #7 - Posted by: Debbie at April 15, 2014 6:01 PM

Don, I love that shirt and your dedication to the sport!!
Thanks for sharing - I'm inspired!

Comment #8 - Posted by: Scott at April 15, 2014 6:08 PM

This picture of Don is awesome & inspirational in so many ways!

Comment #9 - Posted by: Candace at April 15, 2014 6:10 PM

As of right now, how many CrossFit affiliates exist, both non-profit and otherwise, around the world?

Comment #10 - Posted by: J.T. at April 15, 2014 6:17 PM

Don,
Really cool shirt! You just made my day. Happy Birthday!

Comment #11 - Posted by: MikeE/65 at April 15, 2014 6:43 PM

Happy birthday to an inspiration! ... And where can I get that shirt? :)

Comment #12 - Posted by: Claudia Sullivan at April 15, 2014 7:00 PM

Yes! Go Don!

Comment #13 - Posted by: Brandi at April 15, 2014 7:06 PM

Don, that is awesome! We love your T shirt.

Happy Birthday!

Carole and Kevin

Comment #14 - Posted by: Kevin C. (M/55/5'11"/174) at April 15, 2014 7:15 PM

So following a law of god--in this case polygamy--will help you become god. I wonder how it would feel about that?

In a worldy sense, I suppose that's correct. I wonder if sects exist that allow multiple men but one woman.

Props to Mr. McKenney. Need to show this to some of my older relatives...

Comment #15 - Posted by: buffedout at April 15, 2014 7:15 PM

That. Is. Awesome. :)

Comment #16 - Posted by: Moose at April 15, 2014 7:16 PM

Don is a stud. Well done! CFJ article will cause some brain cells to explode.

Strength: Deadlift 5 @ 370# (PR).
Metcon: 2 rounds: 10 cleans w/ 120# sandbag, 20 step-ups w/ 50# dumbbells & 20" box, 150y walk w/ 120# sandbag. 18:14

Comment #17 - Posted by: Gavin at April 15, 2014 7:53 PM

This is by far the cutest damn picture I have ever seen!

Comment #18 - Posted by: Lacie at April 15, 2014 8:01 PM

Best.picture.ever.

Comment #19 - Posted by: John at April 15, 2014 10:16 PM

What an awesome guy! Hope to be like him if I can make it to 90.

Comment #20 - Posted by: Orlando at April 16, 2014 1:38 AM

Don, great pic. I also lift in Converse. If you're ever in Virginia, hit me up!

Comment #21 - Posted by: Diane 43!156/5'11" at April 16, 2014 2:56 AM

Great to see, Don! True inspiration!

Did "Justin" today. Results there.

Comment #22 - Posted by: Tomas (Sweden) 40yo/177cm/71kg at April 16, 2014 3:07 AM

Made up Nukes today, scaled weights of course.

Way to go Don! Hope to be that fit when I'm 90!

Comment #23 - Posted by: Jim K. M/38/5'6"/143 at April 16, 2014 4:39 AM

That's one unfukwithable 90 year old, he makes us all proud to be crossfitting

Comment #24 - Posted by: mikeyb m/53/178 at April 16, 2014 5:01 AM

Jiu Jitsu and MMA

Thanks

Comment #25 - Posted by: Augusto Perin at April 16, 2014 5:58 AM

Don, you helped me set a new long term goal. Keep kicking ass, happy birthday.

Comment #26 - Posted by: Bruce Demko at April 16, 2014 6:25 AM

Looks like a hook grip! Props to Mr. McKenney.

Comment #27 - Posted by: bingo at April 16, 2014 6:39 AM

Awesome Sir!

Comment #28 - Posted by: RT2713 at April 16, 2014 6:40 AM

I love me some religious discussion in my CrossFit.

Comment #29 - Posted by: Steve at April 16, 2014 6:49 AM

Probably my favorite picture so far. Awesome.

Comment #30 - Posted by: Geoff C at April 16, 2014 7:32 AM

Awesome! Way to go Don.

Comment #31 - Posted by: Wayne at April 16, 2014 7:38 AM

This picture made my day! Happy Birthday Don... I hope I'm in that kind of shape when I'm 90!

Comment #32 - Posted by: Jenna at April 16, 2014 8:04 AM

This is the first Rx WOD I have finished in a long time.

Comment #33 - Posted by: Steve at April 16, 2014 8:07 AM

Go Don go!

Comment #34 - Posted by: Apolloswabbie 72" 195# 50 at April 16, 2014 8:08 AM

DonπŸ‘΄πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

Comment #35 - Posted by: Edgar at April 16, 2014 8:40 AM

Don, you are the MAN! Happy Birthday! LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS!!

Comment #36 - Posted by: Michelle Marshall at April 16, 2014 9:24 AM

Happy Birthday Don! Keep on keeping' on!
Great T shirt!

Comment #37 - Posted by: ChuckB M/56/5'11"/165 at April 16, 2014 10:16 AM

Don, you really should not be doing DLs at 90. My grandfather did the same thing and ended up fracturing 3 vertebrae on a lat pull down. Just because you can do it, doesn't mean you should.

Comment #38 - Posted by: FireCrackerfortheWin at April 16, 2014 11:41 AM

@35 Firecracker what rock did you crawl out from under? Besides we've never heard of lat pull downs, what the hell is the that...

Way to go Mr McKenney!!!!

Comment #39 - Posted by: JBR M/38/5'9"/170# at April 16, 2014 12:11 PM

I'm going to comment on the polygamist article here. Ahem.

What does this have to do with Crossfit? In any way? How does reading some dumb "we aren't hurting anybody" polygamy apologist's rant relate to fitness across broad time and modal domains? Same goes for the feminist articles. Can Crossfit not find anything about fitness to write about anymore?

Stepping off the soapbox. Don, you da man.

Comment #40 - Posted by: CF at April 16, 2014 12:26 PM

Can someone tell me where that handsome young man got that t-shirt?

Comment #41 - Posted by: Juan Goico at April 16, 2014 1:16 PM

THAT is what it's all about! Keep it up Don!!!

Comment #42 - Posted by: Don Appleman at April 16, 2014 1:52 PM

#35 FireCrackerfortheWin....... go back to your troll cave and not return!

Comment #43 - Posted by: Don Appleman at April 16, 2014 1:55 PM

Inspiring Don! How much for the shoes? I want a pair just like 'em!

Comment #44 - Posted by: Troy at April 16, 2014 2:50 PM

Rock it Don! You inspire me every time I see you walk into the gym. Keep moving and growing.

Comment #45 - Posted by: Jay Irwin at April 16, 2014 3:01 PM

Participando e louca para ganhar

Comment #46 - Posted by: cristiane dos santos at April 16, 2014 3:35 PM

Mr. McKenney you are great example for us. That is the goal we are working towards. Keep showing us the way.

Comment #47 - Posted by: karl at April 17, 2014 9:39 AM

Amazing, Don! I'm going to be just like you! :)

Comment #48 - Posted by: Trish at April 19, 2014 5:54 AM

What a cool intergenerational picture! The young woman in the background behind Don, then the baby in her background. What an inclusive gym!

Comment #49 - Posted by: Laura Meece at April 19, 2014 9:52 AM

GOOD GOING MY ANCESTRAL BROTHER
I AM 88 YEARS OF AGE AND I CAN DEAD LIFT 140 KILOGRAMS WITH RELATIVE EASE.
VIEW MY DEAD LIFT VIDEO ON www.youtube.com
VIEW MY POWER WARM UP VIDEO TOO.
SIDNEY COAD WILLIAMS
HEALTH ACTIVIST.

Comment #50 - Posted by: Sidney Coad Williams at May 28, 2014 4:47 AM
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