June 29, 2014
Swim 1,000 meters
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Keeping the torso upright in the air squat with Matt Lodin - video [ipod] [mov] [HD mov]
Posted by Pukie at June 29, 2014 5:00 PM
Oh yes, you read that right!
I knew some swimming coming !
Words to describe this WOD.
Interesting, crazy, rough, awful, beneficial, makes me want to cry
Yeah that picture was taken at CrossFit Eminence!!!
1000m swim 15:26 using combat sidestroke swim technique
Great coaching in the video, Matt. Nice job making the athlete work hard for a better position.
sub 4000m run
19:35 in pool. Freestyle for all of it
24 min. Breaststroke in 25m pool
Openning pool season:)
Sunday musings (upgraded version)…
1) Anemometer. Upgrade from "look at the flag".
2) Foal. Unable to find/bingo unable to afford the next horse in her journey, the upgrade, Mrs. bingo has decided to make her own. She will breed her mare and train the foal literally from the ground up. 30% chance of success with each try.
All I can think about was the monthly tears as we attempted to "create" "The Heir". 70% chance…
3) Strength. Seems my musings about CrossFit and strength struck a chord last week. Interestingly, the strike resonated much more strongly with folks inclined to agree with my premise, that supplemental strength training in CrossFit is most helpful when an individual's strength is low in proportion to his/her capacity in the other 9 essential elements of fitness. Several local/regional fitness competitions among CrossFitters were won by folks who train…wait for it…CrossFit.
It turns out that some upgrades look better on paper than on the ground or in the field of play.
4) WWI. 100 years ago, right around this date, an assassination in the Balkans tipped off the cataclysm that we now know as WWI, soon thereafter to be dubbed the "war to end all wars". Sadly, as we know, that was not to be the case. Millions upon millions, soldiers and civilians alike, lost their lives in WWI. In a particularly cruel aftermath, ~1/4 of the European population was then wiped out by Influenza.
Each subsequent War involving developed nations has seen various and sundry upgrades in war-making technology. In a rather strange irony each subsequent War has seen fewer casualties, both military and civilian, than the War that just preceded it. This is a fascinating phenomenon, one which is all the more striking when we compare casualty data from contemporaneous wars fought in the less-developed Third World. In these wars, fought without the war-making advantages of modern, upgraded weaponry, we see death tolls that seem as if they came straight out of WWI. Indeed, when we look at the casualties in modern Third World wars as a percentage of a population, they evoke memories of Medieval times.
On this weekend when we mark the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the War to End All Wars, what are we to make of this phenomenon, that serial upgrades in the lethality of our war making has led to a decrease in number of war deaths? I don't think that we can answer this question without also acknowledging another important upgrade, that of communication and the transmittal of information from and about a war. We as a creature are wired for personal connection, and we are now connected as never before to the battle field. Also, with deaths now numbering in the dozens, hundreds, or even thousands, this "connection" to war now personalizes each death, military or civilian.
Face it, no matter how we try to make it otherwise, a town of 10,000 bombed back to the stone age is impossible for us to truly understand emotionally; 10,000 is a group, one that could be labeled "other". But a single death lets us see the personal connections of a single life, and it is impossible not to see the "sameness" of that person, or that person's connections. All but the psychopaths understand this.
Perhaps, then, this is the upgrade. For whatever reason the Developed World has drawn back from the utilization of ever-more lethal war making. As we have become more able to win the wars of antiquity we have become less willing to wage them. Smarter and wiser men and women will need to determine whether this is a fatal weakness, a sign of a civilization about to crumble from lack of conviction or will, or the vanguard of the next great leap of civilization, the ultimate upgrade to war.
The upgrade that could end all war.
I'll see you next week...
5 rounds for time
10 walking lunges back loaded 75# alternating
15 kbs 1 pood
Musings in the filter…
SUP WOD later today.
That was a refreshing workout, around 30min in a pool
M 34/178/85 13:26 for warm- up ; - )
What is the substitute exercise if a pool is not available?
Read about this WOD when I got back from the pool with my kids, so I missed the opportunity...
500m row @1:34:1
Angie Rxd @15:16
(Ouch, still sore legs and stomach from last cycle :o )
Finished with some KB pushpresses 1,5 pods each.
Will swim at lunch this week on an active rest day.
@ #6 Chris Lopez. What is combat side stroke? That is a very good time even if doing freestyle.
As rxd 32:14. Breast stroke. Need more practice in the pool with freestyle. Nice change!
I agree with MB about rowing 10K is a suitable sub for swimming 1k. On the C2 rower, lock the seat all the way to the furthest rear travel. Lie prone, balancing with your hips on the seat. Set the damper to #1 and pull the handle towards the top of your head as you look down to maintain the perfect swimmer position. Your legs will be flutter kicking throughout the entirety of this WOD.
1000m 25lb vest ruck/run
1000m freestyle 21:53 rx'd (56 laps/58.5ft/no flip turns)
1000m bike (climb 3x)
First cleans 1 rep power clean, squat clean 95-115-125-135-145-155 (pr)-165 (f)- 165 (f), then WOD Rx 17:20.
Peace be with you all.
26:35rx 25yard lengths x44
Bear crawls (same distance) are a decent sub if a pool isn't available.
Rxed (freestyle) in 25m pool: 24:25
Did yesterdays WOD today comments posted there.
Nice work usual suspects!
Ran 30 minutes instead. It's hot. Will swim tomorrow.
1 Legless Rope Climb EMOM until can't continue
3k row, 13:17, videotaped myself again for form critique
1000m in 14:00. Not for time, just holding a sub-1:25 pace.
1000 meter swim in 18:33
Broke it up in to 10 rounds of 100m in a 25m pool.
26 laps of freestyle, 14 laps of breast stroke mixed in as
rest and 3, 1-minute full rests.
First real lap swimming I've done in 20 years (at least).
50 m pool, 25 Min. Breast Stroke. Very cool water in Hamburg, Germany :)
Sub: rowed 4000 meters
did 2 WODS
skill : ring dips 4x5
wod: 5 pull up on rings
1000m swim 25:19 ( freestyle crawl )
home box: Crossfit Aviator Los Angeles
I didn't know I could swim for a kilometer. I guess I can. Cool. Mostly freestyle, but also a few laps of something that kind of looks like breast stroke. 27:00. M/49/5'11"/168#.
Fittest of the Sierra - Lake Tahoe, CA
Event 4 & 5!
Thanks mainsite for the phenomenal programming.
58th place at Fittest of Sierra Lake Tahoe. I am pleased. Did better this year at 40 yrs old
Swim meet at pool, so I attempted equivalent calorie burn.
Yea so swimming's pretty tough
I haven't swam in years, and I have no idea what a good time for a 1k is. Is it supposed to track the 5k run/row? If so, I've got about 5 minutes to get rid of. Does anyone have any good links or videos to watch for technique/ breathing/ turning, etc. advice?
Rxd in 13:40 with a snorkel :)
Then 180 burpee pullups for try at one year of them
RX (although in yards pool...) in 9:32
I want to swim 1k. Someday I may ;)
For today, quick hotel room WOD
3 rft of 20 wall squats, 15 pushups, 10 chair dips; then 2 minute plank. About 7:50
Favourite budgie smugglers were at the dry cleaners so I couldnt hit the pool this time =)
200 total reps or 25 mins, whichever first.
Time ran out on 188 reps.
31:54 rx'd all freestyle. I swim, therefore I sink.
As rx'd, 29:45.
22 laps in a 25-yard pool. Did almost 3/4 of this in front crawl. Most of the remainder was done in a resting backstroke. Furthest I have swam in...well, maybe ever? I think I did 30 laps one time in college, but that was a long time ago.
Run 5k. 27:40.36
I need swim lessons!
4,000meter Row: 17:34.5
No swimming for almost a year. 103*F outside, so getting wet was a real treat!
18:27 in the lake. Love triathlon season!
Wow!! Learned a few things on the fly about swim technique. I've always been a strong swimmer, but have never in my life swum laps. I was getting gassed SO fast at first. Finally realized I was kicking too hard. My triathlete buddy told me your kick is only 10% of your speed in freestyle. That helped me to convince my legs to chill the hell out. Still had to rest at every length! So bad.
Great workout for today, though, as my body is still beat up from recent workouts. Felt like a solid and challenging recovery WOD.
33:25, multiple stroke variations. Kicked my ad ;) and loved it!
Did 100 laps in 15' pool untimed.
27:42 in a 20 mt pool (50 laps), 25 freestyle, 25 breast stroke. Done on thursday 3rd July 2014.
props to those doing it in under 20 min
This is funny....swimming comes around and Crossfitters
1) go surfing
2) swim 1500 feet (almost 1000 meters shy of an actual mile)
5) do whatever other WOD they want which includes 'real' crossfit movements.
Props to the the approx 50% of posters who completed the workout
Rx'd with Breaststroke at 24mins 23 secs in a 20 Mt pool.
Rx'd with Breastroke at 24 mins 23 secs in a 20 Mt pool.
Rx'd with Breastroke at 24 mins 23 secs in a 20 Mt pool.
19:19 as rx'd
freestyle in 25meter pool...40 laps unbroken.
28:20 Did breast stroke on lenghts 10,11,20,21,30,31. Stroke rate slow & steady. Tried to keep pace of kick decent.
23:45 54 laps in a 20 m pool, went longer because I think I might have lost count.
27:30 rx'd. In a pool. 25mx40 laps
5ft 10, male,165lbs, 19