21-15-9 reps for time of:
95 pound barbell Squat snatch
Chest to bar pull-ups
James Hobart 5:26, Eric Magee 6:04, Dave Lipson 6:21. Post time to comments.
Question of the Day: When did you first start doing CrossFit and how has it changed you?
15:36 as rx’d
12:42 as rx’d. Got 2 muscle ups after class.
QOD: Started in July, 2008. Got serious about it around Nov. 2008 when Russell announced V-day games for 2009 and that I (ME?!) was expected to compete. Went through a “lull” after the V-day games but have found a second wind with Sectionals and Regionals this year.
There are obvious physical changes – stronger arms, abs and legs.
I have learned a lot about myself, the limits I put on myself and how I can BUST through those limits, if I set my mind to it (some prodding from others never hurts either!!)
I’ve also learned patience and that Crossfit (and life) is a process. It takes time. Whatever “it” is, “it” doesn’t happen overnight. Have patience and enjoy the process. Doesn’t mean I don’t get frustrated, but I can gain perspective to learn for next time.
I have also met a lot of wonderful people that I probably wouldn’t have without Crossfit. The Crossfit community is truly filled with the best people. Giving, helpful, caring, positive, energetic, amazing people that I am grateful to have had the honor of meeting, learning from, working out with and competing with.
8:56 as Rx’d
Round of 15 killed me. CTB pull-ups need some work
8:18 – totally gassed today. Had nothing in the hip flexors and basically used crappy form and my lower back for the entire WOD….but all things considered I’m glad I trudged through it. Heavy snatch, 5k, met-con in about 24 hours kindof felt competitionish. So no complaints about a slower than expected time.
CrossFit Story: I’ve posted before about my story so I’ll save all the details due to risk of repeating myself. But….started first week of March 2008. I was pretty much “lost” at that point in my life. I was Struggling with what was and who I was supposed to be….but just stuck somewhere in the middle. I’ll just stick with the athletic portion of that mess.
Athletically, I was a great athlete in highschool. In college I got into bodybuilding. I looked pretty good but truth was I was horribly “not fit”. I was lucky enough to get early entrance into vet school which put a screeching halt to any exercise regimen I had (only because I let it). All the bodybuilding “muscle” (ie. hypertrophy) I had quickly turned to pudge. Same song different verse for the next 5 years, add an unhealth job (staying up all night), marriage stress, a new baby (total blessing), and starting a new business. The pudge multiplied by 10fold. I looked and felt horrible. clinically depressed, anxious, and pretty much a “functional alcoholic”….but I never internally gave up on the idea that I was a good athlete…..arrogance maybe?
Throught the grace of God I had an unscheduled dinner with a dear friend that I had been out of touch with. Thankfully I knew him well enough for him to be honest with me. He said I looked like crap and knew that I could do better. He told me about CF and how “addicting” it was. I took the bait. Totally got my ass kicked and was instantly hooked.
I can’t say CF is responsible for all of the positive changes that have taken place since my time in the “hole” but getting my athletic swagger back, endorphines, and confidence allowed me to gain traction enough to begin to attack the larger life issues with a sense of not “if” but “when” will I accomplish whats next.
So in summary. CF is not responsible for all of the positive changes in my life but CF and our CF community has undoubtedly been the continuing catalyst that balances me and keeps me moving forward in a positive direction.
I couldn’t imagine my life without it now.
Crazy dead lift video on the main site. 600# dead lift at a bodyweight of 167. What was most interesting to me was that he did the dead lift sumo style, legs wide, hands between legs and knees almost behind the bar.
Started CF September 2009.
Moved to Florida on Valentines Day 2006….took me around 6 weeks to find a job so I sat around and ate and became one with the couch. I ended up having to spend a month in South Florida for work and just gained more weight. I started a strict diet plan after I hit 170 lbs…..although it was a “cheater” plan……I did the old HCG injections 5 days a week and only ate 800 calories a day…..but I did drop about 40 lbs. Finally started getting a little more active…..walked a lot but that was about it.
Moved back to Bama July 2008……took me almost 6 months to find a full time job so the process started back up again. We were in Nashville with a friend talking and he told me I wasn’t “that fat” and it hit me……..I was lazy, out of shape and miserable. My old neighbor in Florida was really into CF (CF Evolution) so I looked to see if there was anything around here and found CFHSV. I was scared but determined 🙂 I was hooked after my intro class. CF has completely changed my life and I have met some of the best people.
I took a sip of the kool aid and I am hooked……you guys are stuck with me 🙂
Rest day and shopping for the new Son’s room! Good time!
QOD: I started CF in September of 2009. As some of you know, after my time in the Army I pretty much traveled the same road as Kevin. I became sedentary, ate like crap, drank way too much, and ended up weighing 235 #. The whole time telling myself I was a big tough Fireman.
Long story short, My wife and I decided it was time to change for the sake of our new son. I was placed into a situation at work that made me realize I wasn’t really capable of doing what may be required of me, so to the gym I went. Globo routine until I stumbled upon CF mainsite. Tossed around the idea of trying CF for a couple of months, until I decided to dive in.
I was determined to push myself before I ever showed up a CFHSV. I have always been that way. If I put my mind to something I will not quit. CF has provided an outlet for that part of me. It has given a place for the competitor in me to grow. I have learned to push myself harder than I have ever pushed myself. This fact alone translates to so many parts of live. I am certain now that whatever task I may be called upon to do in my work I will accomplish it without question. I will be a competitor in “the toughest 2 minutes in sport” in less than a week. this would not be possibel without CF. The ability to push through mental and physical adversity is something that CF has taught me, and I hope I can pass that on to my sons.
Not to mention we have some badass pizza and beer parties!
15:54 scales to 18-12-6 (snatch only), 155#, did snatch then squat (did not catch in full squat). Not every single PU was CTB.