Friday, July 24, 2009

CrossFit ATL 3747 Ian a/k/a "Skittles" after some intense exercise

Workout of the Day

"Lynne"

Five rounds for max reps of:
Body weight bench press
Pull-ups

Post reps for both exercises in all rounds.

The New York Times, after blasting CrossFit a few years back, now believes that intense exercise is good for you.  "Staying A Step Ahead Of Aging," by Gina Kolata (no relation to Piña Colada), reports that, “High performance is really determined more by intensity than volume.”  Will wonders never cease?  Next thing you know the NYT will endorse a Republican.

In the picture below, Kara tests out her handstand on the Appalachian Trail.

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  • Jeff
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    I love Lynne, but the gaping hole in my hand says I need a rest day. See everyone tonight.

  • Matthew Queen
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    What better way to kick off an evening of drinking than with Lynne? See y’all this afternoon.

  • VAS
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    That’s a pretty vague article. A quarter of it talks about intense exercise preventing a decline in athletic performance with age. They never really say what intense means, just say to run fast. And then the whole point of intense exercise is forgotten, as the majority of the article is about people simply being worse than they used to be.

  • Margaret
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    Excited for Lynne. Last night I ran a 10k. I wanted to run it in under an hour, and I didn’t quite make that, my time was 1 hour and 18 seconds. Since I find 5k’s so much fun, I thought, hey, I can just add another 5k to end of the 1st 5k, easy-peasy. Not so! It was a mental battle, and while I didn’t feel particularly out of breath, I really felt the wear and tear on my body. Everything hurt. BUT, for your information KEN (a/k/a Blue Steel) I did not walk.

  • Dave Hodges
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    As prescribed, 145 lbs bodyweight.
    Bench – Pull-ups
    3 – 37
    3 – 26
    3 – 25
    4 – 20
    4 – 16
    TOTAL: 17 – 124
    141. Not even close to PR. Bench sucks.

  • VAS
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    National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance
    http://www.naafaonline.com/dev2/

  • Rob M
    Reply

    No way…
    I just spent 45 minutes at work laughing my ass off at some of the models on that site.

  • RobertA
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    This link reminds me of my first day with Mike G teaching me the ins and outs of crossfit.
    http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/HermTheWorm/more.php?section=videos&type=favorite&i=444152#444152

  • Rob M
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    Mike – this has the dancing workout we need.
    I also liked the bench press claps. Maybe I’ll try that today with my bodyweight.

  • Ken
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    Check out their official policy on physical fitness.
    “The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance asserts that individual fitness can be achieved despite a relatively high ratio of fat to-lean body mass and affirms that fitness is a desirable and attainable goal for most fat people.”
    I imagine I would have a really good Fran time if I strapped 100 lbs of blubber to my back.

  • Margaret
    Reply

    pretty sure there’s going to be a dancing workout tonight. I’m just sayin.’ although, we won’t have beefalo there to kick it all off.

  • Margaret
    Reply

    I am fatist.

  • VAS
    Reply

    ??
    You make fat?

  • RyanJ_CFATL
    Reply

    Did you guys see the video of the runway action?!
    http://www.naafaonline.com/NAAFA_2009_DC_Convention/events/fashion.html

  • Bethanie
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    HI ALL,
    Have fun tonight. WIsh I was there!! Please make sure my favorite boy (Mike) and girl (Laura) have an awesome time!
    Sister’s wedding tomorrow…should be interesting!
    xo

  • Laura
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    hello! This is it! Come to Steam House when you are able to make it out, but a group of us are planning for dinner there around 8pm. So, please join as you are able! We have reservations on the patio under CrossFit

  • peterbassi
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    146 on Lynne today. PRed by 9. In retrospect I think I could have squeezed a few more pull-ups out. Oh well.

  • Rob M
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    Lynne: 216 total.
    Warning: Starting Lynne with 49 and 40 pullups in rounds 1 and 2 may result in grievous hand injuries… ouch.

  • VAS
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    DT 21:06

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