Friday, 09 Apr, 2010

Posted by Mandee on April 9, 2010   |   24 Comments

As many rounds as possible in 2 minutes of.
3 muscle-ups
15 box jumps
25 sit-ups

post number of rounds completed to comments.

Spencer Hendel prepares for the Southeast Regionals, by CrossFit Again Faster – video [wmv] [mov]

are you a giver or a taker?

24 responses to “Friday, 09 Apr, 2010”

  1. Matthew says:

    7 rds + 2
    Situps slowed me down on this one. Box jumps were not up to par, but still a little sore from yesterday.

  2. Aaron says:

    9 rounds
    For the box jumps I drew a take off line 3 feet from the box to start each jump. Added a different element to BJ’s… huhu huhu huhu

  3. Aaron says:

    Great article, love this quote from it:

    “Once upon a time, Americans took pride in being self-reliant and there was a stigma about taking handouts from government. It is time we renewed that sense of pride and reject the notion that we are entitled to handouts from government.”

    How many days until the next Presidential election???

    • Daniel says:

      The irony in your statement and this opinion piece Aaron is that most Obama bashers have been complaining that he will ‘raise’ taxes. This article now shows he is going the opposite way and now people are bashing him for not raising taxes. Maybe one day people will not let their political identities taint their evaluations of government policy, but I don’t see that happening anytime soon. However to blame the current mess on just this particular is besides the point. Our poor financial position is the cumulative effect of the errors of many, many past administrations, and can be argued to be a fundamental flaw of our system of government that could eventually spell our downfall.

      It’s obvious to me and to many that the government has to balance it’s budget. The catch 22 its almost impossible to balance this budget without raising taxes, yet it is political suicide to raise taxes. The popular thing to do then is and has been for many past administrations is to cut taxes and borrow. As any business owner will tell you, using other people’s money increases your Return on Investment, thus inflating short term gains thus making stock holders and voters happy. That is why the stimulus worked and why many corporations borrow to push a new product or service.

      The problem arises when a company or a state borrows too much. In Good times when you are highly leveraged, you returns are much greater then the company who borrows a little or not at all making you look like a superstar. In bad times however your losses are also much greater then the company who borrows a little or nothing at all since the company or state still has to make payments on the debt irregardless of their profitability. In a business world and political climate that favors short term gains over long term stability, many make the mistake of over leveraging themselves.

      The safest thing to do is to take the Microsoft approach and never borrow money. Microsoft has never borrowed money in the history of the company. They cash flow everything so they are able to weather down turns much more effectively then companies that are highly leveraged. Most stable companies however take the midway approach, they borrow just a little. Often it is a fixed bond that they make payments on but that they never intend to pay off. This way in good times they get the benefit of a higher than average ROI, and in bad times they have a manageable debt payment so that the swing in earnings isn’t so dramatic.

      So the way to fix the government is to take the Dave Ramsey approach. Spend less and make more money. They need to increase taxes and cut borrowing and spending. It is simple mathematically, but politically it is nearly impossible especially in 4 year election cycles. Most likely the country will either have an enormous growth spurt fostered by some new radical technological advancement or war or the country will become buried in its own debt and cause the government to collapse or be overthrown. Judging from history, I just don’t see spending and borrowing patterns to changing much over the next 50 years under any administration. It is a fundamental problem of our system of government. Too many cooks in the kitchen, too many people to make happy, and thus hard decisions can rarely be made. The compounding errors made by many, many past administrations and probably many more to come may eventually bring this democracy down.

    • Josh says:

      Daniel, to challenge your perspective on taxes and revenue. I heard a great quote today from a local politician today. In paraphrasing it stated that, when taxes are decreased it allows the hiring of more people which then increases revenue (govt. profit) taken in based on more individuals that become eligible to be taxed. The idea behind that statement is that the unemployed do not pay taxes but once they are hired they will then pay taxes again, raising the overall revenue gained faster than a tax hike will. Now this was based on an Alabama program to increase jobs and in turn increase revenue, but you can see the implications it could have nationally.

      Basically, you just have to get the simple minded people to see that raising the price on crabby patties is not the only (or the best) way to make more money on crabby patties!

      Besides, people that don’t clean up their weights are not responsible enough to have a say in political/government processes.

    • Justin says:

      The idea of decreasing taxes to increase revenue is shown by the laffer curve:

    • Kerri says:

      Josh, your last point was a very good one!! =o)
      I <3 Dave Ramsey!! Live like no one else is living, so you can LIVE like no one else is living!!

    • Russell says:

      My Payroll taxes for our business were around 35% higher this month over last, thanks to this administration’s policies. Taxes have been raised. The word on the street is a VAT (value added tax) is the next big tax coming down the pipe.

      It’s also beside the point now who or what caused our financial crisis if like me, you believe it has been prolonged and magnified by a government jumping at the chance to make society more dependent on its services. I really do think we would be back to normal by now if our reactions were the reverse.

      I had some other things to say but I just keep coming back to you saying the stimulus “worked”… that’s a joke right? Maybe I just don’t understand what you mean by worked.

  4. Justin says:

    I spent way too much time between muscles ups. I didn’t have any misses, it just takes me 20-30s to get a suitable false grip and then convince myself that I can get another muscle up.

  5. Emily D. says:

    Had dinner at the Rock House Eatery again last night….

    Brandon Duncan (a new member that goes to the 7 am class) has an AWESOME little restaurant in Guntersville that is worth checking out.

    Would be great to check out on the weekends if you feel like getting out of Huntsville. They are open for lunch daily but open for dinner Thurs-Sat.


    Just thought I would give a little plug to help out a fellow Crossfitter 😉

  6. Craig Herr says:

    Made up the workout from my rest day
    500 m row
    150 d unders
    50 burpees
    as rx’d 7:09

  7. Craig Herr says:

    Way to go Ron Wood–1st muscle up today.

    • Kerri says:

      Yay Ron!!! Now PLEASE don’t go home and try to show your wife that one…..PLEASE!!!!! You know what happened with the makeshift box jumps!!

  8. Barry S says:

    today we did 10 rounds for time of 100m sprint + 10 burpees…I hate burpees!!!

  9. Hudson Slater says:

    Im assuming by the average rounds completed that its 20 min not 2?

  10. klowe says:

    Another study proving that “diets” don’t work.


    You assumed wrong. We are all just really stupid fast at CFHSV!

  11. klowe says:

    Another study as to why “diets” don’t work.


    I tried to post once but my post disappears when I click submit? SO…sorry if this double posts.

  12. Craig Herr says:

    I want to see Ron do the chair box jump / kitchen cabinet muscle up. Get ready to call 911!!

  13. tracey says:

    rest day!!:) Don’t forget about the POSE CLINIC tomorrow, if you signed up. Also, good luck to all of you running for Gabby.

    Another great ladies night at Cantina Loredo. Thurs.nights are ladies night 1/2 off drinks! YIPPIE:) It was nice to see several of you outside of the gym. Maybe next time we will have baby Berger to welcome to the world.(end of May)????

  14. Kerri says:

    Rest Day here too: Bruised sternum, bruised thighs-Thanks DT!
    Mowed the yard, I mean unclogged the mower every other pass for time today, and tried to catch up with Cole’s Mandalay Bay tan while I was at it…It’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it!!

  15. Emily D. says:

    6 rds + 40 (I think I wrote that correctly) 3 sit-ups away from 7 rounds……ticked me off!!!

    First WOD using the 24″ box 🙂

    Big thanks to Jake, Josh, and Dennis for keeping me going tonight.