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Tuesday 100720
Complete as many rounds as possible in seven minutes of:
315 pound Deadlift, 7 reps
20 meter Sprint
14 One legged squats
21 Double-unders
20 meter Sprint
Post rounds completed to comments.

QUESTION of the DAY: Below, posted as the first link of today’s daily links, is the Adidas commercial made for the 2010 CrossFit Games. What do you think of it as a representation of what crossfit is all about? Would you show it to friends to help explain what crossfit is? Why or why not?
The CrossFit Games Adidas commercial
A visual guide to sea vegetables
Hand maintenance the right way
Mandatory BMI reporting?
Choosing chicken: A primal purchasing guide

  • http://allisonbojarski.tumblr.com Allison Bojarski

    Scaling options for today’s WOD courtesy of the Brand X forums:
    Big Dawgs
    as rx’d
    Women – 205
    The Porch:
    Complete as many rounds as possible in seven minutes of:
    275 pound Deadlift, 7 reps
    20 meter Sprint
    14 One legged squats
    21 Double-unders
    20 meter Sprint
    Women – 155-165
    Pack:
    Complete as many rounds as possible in seven minutes of:
    185-205 pound Deadlift, 7 reps
    20 meter Sprint
    14 One legged squats (or progressions)
    21 Double-unders
    20 meter Sprint
    Women 85-95
    Puppies:
    Complete as many rounds as possible in seven minutes of:
    25-50 Kettlebell Deadlift, 7 reps (use a dumbbell on end if you dont have a KB)
    20 meter Sprint
    14 One legged squats (or progressions)
    21 Tuck jumps or two leg hops over a small hurdle
    20 meter Sprint
    Here are some ideas for pistol subs:
    http://media.crossfit.com/kids/Pistols.wmv

  • Ashleigh

    There’s an article on the Paleo diet in today’s AM New York…

  • Simon P

    2 rounds, + 4 deadlifts. Should have gone a little lighter on the DLs.
    So, I went to see the doc this morning, and as expected she told me to lay off the wrist completely for 10 – 14 days. Kind of a bummer since I’ve been making good progress especially on pullups, but it’s for the best as pretty much everything else (snatches, presses, cleans, ohs etc) have been suffering.
    Anyway, I still want to come into the box for the wods. I will have to be a pain in the ass and ask for subs for anything that requires the use of hands. I guess this will be a good time to get familiar with the weighted vest, improve my box jumps, get to know the the GHD, etc…

  • Simon P

    (forgot to specify I did 185# DLs)

  • Shills

    Happy Birthday “Other” Grace!

  • Carlos

    I like the commercial, but if it’s trying to be “a representation of what CrossFit is all about” or something to “show to friends to explain what CrossFit is”, then I think it fails in these roles, for the following reasons. (1) There’s only one person working out at a time, so the crucial collective aspect of CrossFit is lost. (2) It’s in slow-motion, so the intensity and fun are lost. (I’ll anticipate Lenny’s joke here.. most of my WODs are in slow-motion, but they’re not supposed to be.) (3) Spealler says, “We view fitness as.. not something you’re going to get in a month, three months, or even a year.” This undersells CrossFit drastically. It does provide fitness in three months in many cases, and certainly a year, just not Spealler-level fitness, so his point is perfectly understandable, but again, not ideal for a promotional video for CrossFit, if that’s what the commercial is trying to be, which I’m not so sure about.. it seems like more of a promotional video for the CrossFit Games in particular.

  • Leslie

    Happy Birthday Other Grace. Can’t wait to have a gathering once I’m back!
    Simon…sorry to hear about your wrists…lots of squats, box jumps and sit ups for you!!!!
    See you soon.

  • Leslie * Home * PALEO Food & Links * Recipes * Shopping * Video & Pictures

    Best “description” of Cross Fit from Karma Cross Fit website in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Why Karma? Whether you are familiar with CrossFit or not, the name Karma probably brings to mind a yoga studio, I assure you this is not yoga. Karma can most simply be understood as the relationship of cause and effect and CrossFit is a perfect vehicle to improve the cause and effect relationship in your life.
    A CrossFit workout causes a considerable effect on your body. That is easy to see, the CrossFit methodology of Constantly Varied, Functional movements, at (relatively) High Intensity is sure to effect your body. At Karma we love that effect, but just as important to us is the effects you never saw coming. CrossFit is hard. There I said it. If you can look inside of yourself and find the strength of character to continue you will effect your entire life. CrossFit can be the cause behind you overcoming things you thought were beyond your abilities, not just in the gym, but in your life. Like JFK said of our mission to the moon, “we choose to go to the moon…not because it is easy, but because it is hard” this is what we believe in at Karma CrossFit because most people seek out what is easy, but life isn’t always easy, and we believe that by seeking out what is hard you will grow more as a person and be better for it.
    Karma CrossFit, and CrossFit more generally is a community. We want to encourage this element because so often in life the focus is made on our differences not on our similarities. We will struggle through our workouts together but this will make us strong together. Karma is a community, a family, and our extended family is CrossFit and all other affiliates. If we can be family with these people we have never met and may never meet, then we can extend that to the entire human family.
    At Karma CrossFit we believe our similarities are greater then our differences. We believe what we do now will have consequences, either good or bad, and we need to respect that. We not only need to train consciously but we also need to live and work consciously. Make choices not just for today but for tomorrow, and tomorrow’s tomorrow. Live a healthy life not just for you but for your kids, grandkids, and the planet. Our actions are the cause, and the future will be the effect, and “…what we do in life echoes in eternity.”

  • http://www.crossfitinvictus.com CJ Martin

    Just saw the visiting coach series will be welcoming James “OPT” Fitzgerald. Anyone who doesn’t attend is crazy. james is phenomenal and capable of teaching you more in two hours than many coaches or programs can teach in months. Great idea, and way to land the best out of the gates!

  • Hari

    The objective of the commercial is probably not to be a reprepresentation of what CrossFit is all about, but rather to sell Adidas products.

  • Hari

    CJ,
    Thanks. Getting OPT is huge for us.
    We’re also interested in hosting affiliate owners who have fielded a top performing team at the Games.
    Please consider that a standing invitation anytime you’re in NYC.

  • Mike Mishik

    This commercial depicts CrossFit as ripped little dudes that workout with super hot fit moms…i’d buy whatever they’re trying to sell.

  • Tim B

    CFE Strength
    5 rounds for time:
    5 SDHP 115#
    10 Box Jumps (M: 30″/W: 24″)
    5:20

  • Tim B

    CFE running tonight, meeting at Columbus circle at 6:30

  • Emerson

    Tim, what time do you do the CFE strength wods? I’d be interesting in working out on those with since that is the programming I’m interested in.

  • Tim B

    Emerson – 7am

  • Simon P

    @Leslie – yeah. I suck at box jumps so maybe it’s for the best… Squats, lunges, boxjumps, situps, ghd, double unders. All areas that can use work anyway. I just hope that two weeks won’t be enough to start losing upper body strength.

  • Leslie * Home * PALEO Food & Links * Recipes * Shopping * Video & Pictures

    Best “description” of Cross Fit from Karma Cross Fit website in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Why Karma? Whether you are familiar with CrossFit or not, the name Karma probably brings to mind a yoga studio, I assure you this is not yoga. Karma can most simply be understood as the relationship of cause and effect and CrossFit is a perfect vehicle to improve the cause and effect relationship in your life.
    A CrossFit workout causes a considerable effect on your body. That is easy to see, the CrossFit methodology of Constantly Varied, Functional movements, at (relatively) High Intensity is sure to effect your body. At Karma we love that effect, but just as important to us is the effects you never saw coming. CrossFit is hard. There I said it. If you can look inside of yourself and find the strength of character to continue you will effect your entire life. CrossFit can be the cause behind you overcoming things you thought were beyond your abilities, not just in the gym, but in your life. Like JFK said of our mission to the moon, “we choose to go to the moon…not because it is easy, but because it is hard” this is what we believe in at Karma CrossFit because most people seek out what is easy, but life isn’t always easy, and we believe that by seeking out what is hard you will grow more as a person and be better for it.
    Karma CrossFit, and CrossFit more generally is a community. We want to encourage this element because so often in life the focus is made on our differences not on our similarities. We will struggle through our workouts together but this will make us strong together. Karma is a community, a family, and our extended family is CrossFit and all other affiliates. If we can be family with these people we have never met and may never meet, then we can extend that to the entire human family.
    At Karma CrossFit we believe our similarities are greater then our differences. We believe what we do now will have consequences, either good or bad, and we need to respect that. We not only need to train consciously but we also need to live and work consciously. Make choices not just for today but for tomorrow, and tomorrow’s tomorrow. Live a healthy life not just for you but for your kids, grandkids, and the planet. Our actions are the cause, and the future will be the effect, and “…what we do in life echoes in eternity.”

  • Lenny

    Yeah Crossfit mom’s are HAWT!!

  • Mike Mishik

    2 rounds + 2 deadlifts Rx’d
    closed up with 3 rounds of max effort:
    1 min squat snatch 95#
    1 min handstand push ups
    1 min burpees
    1 min rest

  • Adam R

    3 rounds + 7 deadlifts + 5 pistols. Scaled deadlifts to 185 lbs.
    Finally broke through on my press afterwards: 95×5, 105×3, 115×3

  • keller

    3 rounds + 7dl + run (185#, pistols holding onto the pullup bar) – should have gone heavier, pistols were the problem not the dl

  • Martin

    3 rounds + 3DL – 225#, held onto bar for pistols
    225 felt v heavy today

  • emerson

    @Tim awesome! If you don’t mind, I’ll join you starting Monday.

  • mike n.

    3 rds + 4DL (275#, held bar for left leg pistols)

  • Eric

    Love the Crossfit Karma message.
    3 rounds plus 7 DL, sprints and half of the pistols.
    DL at 185. Need to address some form parts before I go higher on DLs.

  • Eric

    oh, and loved the cash out Court put us through:
    1 Burpee, 10KB swings (for me 1 pood)
    2 Burpees, 9KB swings
    3 Burpees, 8 KB swings
    Etc. Etc. to 10 burpees, 1 KB swing