3 rounds for time of:
135 lb Hang power cleans, 10 reps
Could Your Pants Be Lying to You?
Drugs to “Make” You Fit: 0 for 3
Concerning the Drugs to make you Fit article. How can we forget Accomplia which was release in Europe in ’06, withdrawn in ’08. It had the rather unpleasant side effect of causing folks to kill themselves. It didn’t pass FDA muster either.
Cool mechanism of action though. Sort of an “anti-munchy” drug. The smart dudes at Sanofi Aventis found the receptor to which cannabis binds causing dope smokers to get the munchies. Then figured out how to block it.
It was supposed to be the next big thing. Gonna do for Sanofi what Viagra did for Pfizer. Didn’t get FDA approval, then got pulled in Europe… que to toilet flushing sound.
Scaled reps of muscle ups to 4,3,3. Rx’d otherwise. 15:54.
Just as I suspected… CrossFit is too dangerous, but let’s do a 2 yrs study and look into it anyway.
Yeah, that’s what new, flabby recruits need… yoga and calisthenics. Sheesh!
What is funny about this to me is that we regularly teach people with no arms or legs how to do CF at level 1 certs for wounded warriors.
What I thought was interesting was this little nugget: “Certainly, we are addressing a perceived lack of fitness among recruits,” O’Connor says. “People are doing too much, too soon, too fast. Participants [in high-intensity programs] need baseline strength and flexibility, and they simply aren’t prepared.”
I used to tell Robert all the time, “I’m too out of shape to do CF, I can’t lift that much weight or do that many reps…” and I hear that a lot now from my non CF friends, “I need to get in shape before I do CF.” I tell them the same thing Robert used to tell me (after the inevitable eye roll & huff of frustration) “It’s not like that at all, you can scale everything to what you’re capable of and build from there…you have to start somewhere!”
So, the quote from the article sounds like this guy is backing up the idea that one needs to be in shape (“lack of fitness…aren’t prepared”) before doing CF. That just isn’t so, and I should know, I have to scale everything but I still do it to the best of my ability. And my goal is that my ability continues to get better than my last best every time. I was in no way “fit enough for Cross Fit”, but then who is when they first start? Aren’t CFers supposed to be ready for the unknown & unknowable? How is that different from the warfighter? My guess is that if the military has good coaches that are willing to help the recruit scale the WOD appropriately they wouldn’t be so scared of it. They would see that every person giving it 100% will build on whatever “baseline strength” they bring to the table.
That any of our military members would be discouraged from doing CF is a disgrace & a damned shame! They, of all people need all the help they can get in the field, they are defending our freedom, why would we not want them to go into that at their absolute best!??!!
Everyone has to start somewhere!
they need to have a talk with Kyle Maynard.
I have the pic of me and Kyle hanging above my computer here at work…..NO EXCUSES!
Then again, it is even more unsettling that an organization designed to FIGHT IN WARS AND KILL OTHER PEOPLE is more concerned about not hurting their little buttercups in training than actually making soldiers prepared for the rigors, dangers, and stress of combat. How ridiculous is that?
Most high-school football teams have a more realistic acceptance of risk/reward in training than the military seems to.
you should start a “CrossFit Infantry” program, where you have to the WODs while someone is shooting you with a pellet gun
Honestly, the last sentence of the whole article is the best/most amusing….
“What attracts people to these programs?” he asks. “Frankly, I suspect that in some cases it’s because the commercials really do make them look sexy.”
You know, because in CF gyms, we have mirrors so we can see how beautiful we’re becoming, and to be sure the angle of our bicep curls or lateral raises is just-so…..
Not to mention how incredibly sexy we look sniffing our super hyperhydrosis soaked arm pits, or panting in agony with runner’s stitch, then there’s always the sexy appeal of pukie…
Amen, sister! Pukie makes any girl HOT!!
wait….4 girls hovering in the bushes dry heaving/puking isn’t hot?
It is HOT….I’m still waiting for the day that I become HOT thanks to Pukie….Then, I’ll be able to proudly wear the shirt that says, Puking: It’s not just for supermodels anymore!! =o)
If only there actually were CF Commercials/Infomercials…..Imagine the marketing angles…..
You know, because our commercials really would make us look sexy!
Pukie’s okay… but shin scars and calluses. Now that makes you HOT.
WOD 3 is up for the again faster team competition. Russell this has your name written all over it.
10 min. AMRAP
10 Front Squats 125#
10 Box Jumps 30″
When is the Hit Time for this WOD????
8:47 scaled to 95#/MU progression
I had a hard time getting in the zone this morning. It must have been my plumbing issues at home that had me stressed out. Thanks to Jake for yelling at me. I needed it this morning. Scaled to 7 m/u transitions and 7 CTB pull ups and 115# clean: 15:28.
14:37 scaled to 115# and MU until 2 consecutive failed attempts: 5/4/3
still looking through my books for the last time I did this but today was 13:14 with 75# HPC and MU progressions. Rounds 2 and 3 unbroken cleans! If anyone finds old dates with Nasty Girls let me know.
The only date I have for this one in my log is 6/15/2009
14:45 (scaled to 7 MU transitions + CTB pullups, 75# HPC)
Jason I don’t advise looking up your old nasty girl dates!
Which book does he keep those in?
2rds + 50 @ 15 min cutoff – scaled MUs to 6 then 3 – wasted time trying to be rx’d
Diet has been off the past few weekends and I have definitely felt the effects these past couple of weeks. I just can’t hit that 5th gear. This should have been at least a minute faster
Did the 3rm DL/ Max rep HSPU WOD at work today.
325/11, 325/9, 315/8, 315/6, 315/9
Still recovering from a virus that hit me like a truck Friday morning. It felt good to get moving again after laying in bed all weekend.
On a side note, I got on my soapbox at work today over nutritional advice that is handed out to PTs by medical professionals.
A coworker of mine had a recent surgery that caused it to be difficult for him to eat much solid food. The Doc told him to drink this.
Check the ingredients. REALLY????
1 cup of egg whites, 1/2 cup frozen banana, a small carton of coconut water, 2 Tbsp of heavy cream, (or 1/4 cup coconut milk). Throw it in the blender, and there you have it.
Why in the world is Nestle Boost considered a good source of nutrition?
Scaled: 11:17, 7mu transitions, rest as rx’ed (PR by 6:33) I guess.
Last year when we did this, this was how I did it:
17:50- 75# power cleans and 7 Jumping pull-ups/7 dips on parallel bars (w/double rubber band)
Just got back from a cruise in the Bahamas… week before that was the post wedding week… week before that was the pre-wedding week. I get my gallbladder yanked on Friday, so not much longer now. Time to be rid of all excuses. I’m ready to get back on track. Everybody is pumped and making gains and I’m getting left in the dust.
During my time off I’ve got good and bad news: I’ve gained 10 extra pounds, yay!!! The bad news… it’s definitely ass mass instead of muscle mass, fuuu!!!
I’m going to make the 7am class tomorrow thru Thursday. Hopefully I won’t die… A $1300 bar tab… for two people… in 5 nights… yeah, that will definitely set you back a few notches. Damn I feel fat. And weak. And tired.
I walked on the Carnival Fascination proudly adorning a CF HSV tee. Before the end of the week, there was no way in hell that I was wearing anything to do with CF or fitness in general. One look at my beer soaked, bloated belly and there would be high doubts that I had ever had anything to do with CF.
Tomorrow it is.
Good times, Bro! Glad you had fun!
Spent most of my time on muscle ups. Need to get better at those. I didn’t miss any, but I felt like I almost missed the last 15 or so.
11:26 scaled to 75# cleans and MU transitions