Friday, March 4, 2011

2010-11-093305 Sit-up Brothers

Workout of the Day

Back Squat 3-3-3-3-3 reps

Eric Richards on the Garage Games by Again Faster Equipment – video [wmv] [mov]

Rowing technique videos from Concept 2

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  • MoMo
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    First of all, I think I see some green undies there, and I’m just wondering if you flex in the mirror and call yourself the Hulk. Please tell me you do.
    Second of all, this is a long and emotional CFATL post, so move on if you don’t like those. Last night I did Fran, and at 12:45, it was a full 5 minutes slower than my best time. Despite the drop in this marker of fitness, and despite what you might imagine I feel about it, I am filled with a deep sense of satisfaction and pride. I went as hard and as fast as I could. Let’s just say that I’ll be consistently checking to make sure my urine is clear over the course of the day. As many of you know, I have moved away from doing Crossfit 6 days a week to only doing it twice a week, and I have gone back to doing endurance work, which is my first and true love. I know this seems strange and counterproductive to many of you. All I can say for myself is this: I like doing things that I am good at. I want to be competitive and in the running…accepting that it will never happen for me at a Crossfit competition has been a long road, but I’m there now, and I’m happy. This makes me re-visit 2010 goals. I look back at them, and judging by any atheletic marker that I had set for myself, I failed, but for one very important goal. Remember that thing about remaining calm while working out with elites? Which really means, remaining calm while the markers of being a competitive Crossfitter remain out of your reach. That’s a goal I met. So, while my power and strength have undoubtedly dropped, as evidenced by my less than stellar Fran time, my cardio vascular endurance has undoubtedly reached a place it has never been before, and that’s all thanks to Crossfit. Someone very frankly asked me if I regret the “cf” tattoo on my chest. The answer is NO, I would never regret it, because every time I am in the midst of a race, or a climb on the bike, or a run, or a swim, I think to myself, Crossfit has given you everything you need to do this, so leave everything on the road (or in the water). And I do. Crossfit has taught me to deal with all manner of uncomfortable circumstances…emotional and physical, and in doing so, it has made me a better athlete and a better person. Which brings me to my last point: thank you to Dan for opening the special place that is CFATL, and thank you to all the trainers that have helped me along the way. Mike K., Beefie, P., B-Con, Leahtard, Jake & Travis, Mikey G., Dan, Adrian, etc., etc. There’s not enough space or time to list everything you have done for me. Thank you.
    Now, let TRI season BEGIN!!! Good luck to everyone that’s competing in Sectionals. I can’t wait to see what you do! You will amaze me, as always.

  • rhjones5
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    This is the kind of beauty that this website needs more of!
    I know Adrian is in the picture, but it’s easy to get past that and see the flawless being to his right.
    P.S. He didn’t finish this workout. I did. No big deal.

  • Pablo Vega
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    I don’t see myself in that pic? WTF you talkin bout?

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