rest day....maybe on your back

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avkQzrfFAEM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo-nbnw8zSI&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-bkUoJxVDc&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh2A16deNSc

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21 comments:

Steve Smith said...

Unreal videos and efforts.

Unit, ever consider a comeback?

PS. Downloaded the SISU video last night. Look forward to watching it later today. In simular fassion, I never had a coach in High School or College let me lay on my back after a workout or match.

Martin Altemark said...

Cross country skiers are my idols.

Grew up with so many wonderful 30km and 50km classic races in the 80s. Not the same sport now when mass-starting. Before nobody really knew how other athletes where doing and they pushed to the limit (and paid for it) all the time. Not like today when there's really more tactics than superhuman performances.

Might do a 90km race for fun (as amateur) in March.

Rory Hanlin said...

I call BS on the whole "laying on your back shows weakness" thing

On the contrary, If you can still stand after a competition WOD or a benchmark PR try, I question whether or not you pushed yourself hard enough.

Anyone see Mike Fitzgerald's WOD #5 at the CF Games? Does anyone think he could stand after that?

my .02 cents.

Now I'm going out to the field for the next two months.
Train hard

Pathfinder CrossFit said...

i dont ever want to be as skinny as those triathletes, but great performance either way.

i second Unit comeback.

Steve Smith said...
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Steve Smith said...

Word, Rory. Word.

And as a side note, I can't let wrestling highlights go unrepresented:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ODN4pFDq1s

rwcorson said...

If you've laid it out there, you don't have anything left to worry about which way to fall to the floor.
Mikko's a monster, but what works for him may not work for others.
ROBO & Rory, good to see you back.

unit said...

after running 3:26, the first thing el gerrouge's did was get off the ground after he went down... sure he fell, but was helped back up and recovered, minimizing his supine time. most of the time it's a choice more so than we'd want 2 admit (wish I could find the link 2 the famous Hawaii iron man of the woman (yrs back) that collapsed just b4 the finish and truly could not stand)...pretty sure he pushed 100%... and I think there is a difference between lying down after an all out effort in competition and doing this routinely as a part of training... I feel that by training 2 recover erect, u r training 2 recover faster... however, this is emperic, theoretical, a belief... (a religious experience?) no data that I'm aware of... and Rory, since when were u not one 2 challenge urself?... i challenge u 2 try it 4 a month (after u get back... and gd luck away) and c what u think...

as far as comebacks go... that'd b awesome... but no venu nearby 2 train appropriately...

which brings me 2 a question 4 coach (or anyone else that wants 2 answer)...
crossfit brings 2 the table functional fitness... although crossfit doesn't really rx cycling and swimming, cf endurance seems 2... nonetheless, it does touch on their necessity in an overall wellness design... however tgere is one thing that is lacking that seems (in my humble opinion) a major element of measured functional fitness... something that has been around since our 'hunter-gatherer' beginnings... it was a tool or skill that assisted our ancestorial lineage survive and a skill that has historically been measured in comparing abilities from man 2 man... I speak of throwing... do u think crossfit will address this?... what r ur thoughts on it being a functionally fitness form of movement?... do u think it can b incorporated in2 WODs (I 4 one would love it!)?... how abt being a part of the games?... from the track events of shot, disc, javelin, hammer to the highland games events of hammer, stone, WOB, WFD, caber... 2 whatever else... it seems like a largely neglected realm... one that would b nice 2 at least c addressed...

thanks,
~gm2

unit said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTn1v5TGK_w

brian cilento said...

this is my 1st go around following the blog wods, have been keeping tabs for some time now... very excited, and pretty damn sore. thanks for putting this out there

Steve Smith said...

Unit, I was suprised that we didn't have a strong-man or highland games throwing-type event in 2009, and will be suprised again if we don't have one in 2010.

I can see incorporating throwing into WODs in the same way we did vertical jumps a few weeks back.

Swimming falls into the same catagory for me. Cycling, not so much. It's too simple of a movement.

I'll go ahead and say we need to wrestle too. If Unit gets to throw, I want to roll.

unit said...

steve,
i'll roll with u...
~gm2

Brent Maier said...

Throwing is far more functionaly basic than swinging a sledgehammer at a spike. I agree that they should incorporate throwing, not at a single height or distance throw but more of a competition like who can throw a 55lb plate 400M the fastest without stepping over the last dropped distance for your next throw. Very primitive and isn't tied to having any particular throw down to an exact science.

I also vote for grappling to be incorporated into all of our events. :)

Geoff Aucoin said...

Anyone seen this site? I've been looking at it today and there's a bunch of good paleo recipes.

http://eatmovethrive.blogspot.com/

Steve Howell said...

Geoff,

I've been checking that side for about 6 months now its a good one has you checked these ones out as well?

http://feastingonfitness.blogspot.com
http://cavemanfood.blogspot.com/
http://www.livingpaleo.com/

Lisa M said...

ha ha i think you guys just want to see all the hot crossfit ladies wrestling... maybe with a little mud or jello

Stephen Flamm said...

Brent,

A few months ago a training partner and I performed nearly the exact same little workout after a strength session. We each had a single 25 lb., pillow-sized sandbag, and threw our way 200m using the rules you mentioned. We both finished in under 2:00 with fried grips. A good little experience. I would love to see a throwing event at the Games and it's qualifiers.

Dave X said...

@Lisa. I'm all for mud, Jello isn't Paleo. I love me some Daryl Hannah from Clan of the Cave Bear.

Gord said...

Here is an amazing inspirational story. It is a little long, 10 min, but worth the watch. Always bring a tear to eye.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flRvsO8m_KI&feature=PlayList&p=E83E548A21580508&index=10

Garage Crossfitter said...

Swimming yes, grappling yes,throwing yes, biking no, not primitive enough for me, and there is too much technology involved, bikes-gear etc....
Also i think a CF games should incorporate, cold temperatures and lack of food, similar to BUDS training, thats a whole other world of mental toughness.


Awesome stuff, great vids!

Rob Sifton said...

GC, I agree with you about the bike not being as
primitive as running. I feel that it would be a great equalizer by having single speed bikes with nothing but a frame, seat, tires, cranks and chain.
As a single speed it does equalize in some ways. The Fast twitch people will love the down hills the Slow the uphills. But both will have to endure a huge amount of pain
Watch bikers on the Velodromes. They are powerful!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=504U_9yHYE8&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXeBiFh3484&feature=fvw