Friday, March 5, 2010

CrossFit ATL 4583 (1) Ken Gall makes the main page!
2010 CrossFit Games Georgia Sectionals overall winner Ken Gall, by CrossFit Again Faster – video [wmv] [mov]

Workout of the Day

Overhead squat 1-1-1-1-1 reps
Front squat 1-1-1-1-1 reps
Back squat 1-1-1-1-1 reps
Try to increase the load on each of the fifteen sets.
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Looking for ways to mix Louie Simmons strength training principles with CrossFit?  Check out this article in the CrossFit Journal, CrossFit Westside.

PVC Party Sunday!  Starting at 10 AM we will be cutting up PVC pipe for those who want to have a roller at home, and we'll be making some more parallettes.  Cost per roller will be about $4.

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  • Bethanie

    PALEO CHALLENGE DAY 5!!!! How’s it going, everyone?? Bring in your first week of food diaries on Monday…stay strong over the weekend!!!

  • Charlie_CFATL

    Time for a light friday afternoon debate. Despite how muscular, thick, lean we get we all have a basic build. Long arms, short legs, broad shoulders, etc. If you could redesign yourself solely for the purposes of crossfit what would you do? Is smaller really better? Crossfit is about being prepared for all situations, is there an ideal build?
    Bonus Research:
    Who wants to go into the 2009 xfit games profiles and do a quick analysis, maybe the mean height and weight, and more importantly standard deviation? It’s worth a shiny gold star!

  • peterbassi

    The conclusion of a conversation I had with Chandler at sectionals (Chandler, correct me if I’m wrong) was that since my hip to knee length is much greater than my hip to rib cage length I’m at a disadvantage when it comes to leverage in the o-lifts. I’d fix that ratio first. Then I would shrink 4 inches. That would put me at 5’10”. Height seems to be a disadvantage in most functional movements, at least in Crossfit. I need to move faster to maintain the same pace as someone shorter than me. I need to move the weight further to lift the same weight as someone shorter than me. Etc.

  • Matthew Queen

    If men were given the chance to redesign themselves, clothing makers would be forced to create extra large crotches in all pants and shorts would become a thing of the past.

  • Jonathan H CFATL

    My body type is short waist, crazy long arms/legs. Anyone that was there the day we were doing a maximum two handed reach up against the wall can attest to that (haha Mike).
    That being said, I would probably make it so that I were a little bit more proportional in that aspect, it certainly would decrease the overall distance I would have to move the weight on most exercises. I wouldn’t want to give up too much, though, because I would lose the significant advantages my long legs give me on things like rowing, box jumps, climbing, and lunges.

  • peterbassi

    Do we have a drop-in rate? If so, what is it?

  • kba_cfatl

    Jonathan H and Andy L
    I left the PVC pipe pieces on the floor between the locker and trash can.

  • Andy L

    Thanks! I’ll come by today and pick it up. I wanted to come and talk to Mike G anyway so this all works out.

  • Leah P

    last i heard was $20, but you probably want to confirm that with dan or mike g.

  • VAS

    Way to represent at the sectionals. First AND second place for both men and women! Fantastic.
    Charlie, I have not met a man that wants to be shorter. The fact that crossfit seems to select for the shorter athlete is a fault in the design of its competitions. Otherwise, why would all guys want to be taller than average if this is not advantageous.

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