August 14, 2014
The Holy Land With Russell Berger: Part 1 - CrossFit Journal [video]
Has the 'Libertarian Moment' Finally Arrived? by Robert Draper, The New York Times.
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Posted by Pukie at August 14, 2014 5:00 PM
Keep it up HQ! Love that you are making an effort to really spread the message worldwide.
...yeah thanx HQ! I do Crossfit alone in home or sometimes in the forrest next to. (Saludos desde Guatemala)
Made up yesterday's WOD with a straight Cindy today. 18 Rounds Rx'd
Why are political articles showing up on the Crossfit home site? I can certainly understand some crossfitters being libertarian, of course, but I'm sure there are plenty that affiliate themselves with the traditional parties or no party at all as well. One of the things I love about Crossfit, among several, is the all inclusiveness of it by ignoring those types of categories. My view of Crossfit has been greatly bolstered by the great Rich Froning, one of the most tremendous athletes of all time, who is quite devout in his Christianity, but who never uses Crossfit to proselytize, something for which I respect him for greatly. And Crossfit, by also not promoting his beliefs, seemed like a near perfect human contrivance.
Great video HQ
looking forward to more
a day behind
made up yesterday's wod
On days like this I try to catch up with missed WODs. Today: 140808
Def gave all I had to stay sub-2 per attempt. Lots of room for improvement, I think. I read all Journal articles re: rowing technic before hitting it, but it's kinda hard to know if I applied what I learned without someone to correct me. I'm gonna film myself rowing this weekend to watch for ways to get better.
Really enjoyed the video, and always love video series from CF. I always find it hard to wait for the next section to be released. Well done!
@Ken #7, CF is not only a strength & conditioning program. It's a program that will force you to expand yourself mentally as well. As Coach has said, the greatest adaptation to CF occurs between the ears. So take the political article, read it, think about it, and force some further adaptation between the ears.
I agree with Ken Elliot. Why are US politics posted on the sport of fitness website? I love the essence of CrossFit to always strive to develop and better my work capacity. I also love that the Games allows for all people from all corners of the world to throw their hat in the ring. How does an article on libertarians accomplish or promote these aspects?
I agree that Crossfit is very good at making one think, but specifically about the subject of athletic performance for one and all. This is a multi-layered, multi-level subject, involving the human body and physics, making it also a universal subject. It can never be discussed enough. But delving into political views isn't expanding anyone's mind, it's only pushing an agenda. There are dozens of agendas that can be pushed. Going down that road is not a good idea, in my opinion. I do not agree nor disagree with Libertarianism, and when it comes to Crossfit, or the specifics of human mechanics, it has absolutely no bearing, even indirectly.
Re: Rest Day article,
Welcome back! Perhaps this will lure back such luminaries as Barry Cooper, Anon, Apolloswabbie, Jeff G!@ssman, and dare I even hope C0@ch...
I presume #7 ken and #12 Carl that you haven't been around the main site all that long if you think that these types of intellectually stimulating articles are not a part of Crossfit. I also presume that you didn't read the article, because you didn't specifically address as to why the article displeased your offensitive nature. Give it a read, actively engaging your mind in a different way of thinking can do wonders for the way you process the world in which we all live.
Great video! Love seeing the different communities and cultures that crossfit is reaching
Hey @ #7 and #12 it's Rest Day give yourself a break and take a rest and not worry about anything intellectually stimulating and voila crossfit.com will deliver your prescription tomorrow. Others in our community look forward to anything that's thrown our way; it's part of being prepared for the unknown.
Suppose the article is about politics. And suppose the article is biased towards the writer's personal political views. But I repeat myself.
Wording such as, "energy and the vision of libertarians" should be a dead giveaway that today's article is simply propaganda. "Adaptation between the ears" includes reading critically, and questioning the author's motives.
The author suggests that the "Libertarian Moment" has arrived (and "might very well pass unexploited"), but as a wise man once said:
"Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man."
@Mike Andridge nice work getting back in the saddle.
Let's bring it tomorrow all!
I'm not sure the article takes a position, other than to note that the "libertarian moment" (or is that a capital "L") may have a hard time being a moment when its adherents can't quite agree on what a libertarian is. The range of "purity" among libertarians makes it hard to know whether this is a libertarian moment or just complete disaffection with the two-party system and average Americans wondering where it all went wrong. Libertarians, or at least those who can speak articulately on the subject, always come back to the idea that more liberty is better than less - and it's hard to argue about that while the NSA is reading our emails. Count me in.
After watching the video about the Master's athletes, I wondered about the ten general physical skills of CrossFit. I would like to see a sub 3 with Coach rating Froning and CLB on a scale from one to ten in each skill. Longer video with top three male and female ratings would be even better. What are the champs lacking? Will we ever have someone with 10's across the board?
My favorite part of the Times article was this quote by Nick Gillespie:
"Part of why I’m a libertarian is that if you restrict people less, interesting stuff happens ...
It’s like what happens in garages. Rock bands form in garages. Computer companies. And O.K., occasionally serial murders. But as long as you’re not just parking your car there, garages are always interesting.”
60kg 3,3,3 70kg 2,2,
Flat Bench 90kg 5,5,5,5,4
5 sets max strict chins :10,8,7,5,5
1 minute hand stand practice
Max reps ring dips 10, 10, 8, 8, 8
I love HANDSTAND PUSH UP !!!!!