wed, june 30th, 2010


The obsession about which foods are "good" and which are "bad" means orthorexics can end up malnourished. i think you mean happy and mentally acute Their dietary restrictions commonly cause sufferers to feel proud of their "virtuous" behavior even if it means that eating becomes so stressful their personal relationships can come under pressure and they become socially isolated. that's because their partner wants to shove Big Macs into their childs mouth so they do not become malnourished and they disagree with it

"The issues underlying orthorexia are often the same as anorexia and the two conditions can overlap but orthorexia is very definitely a distinct disorder," said Philpot. "Those most susceptible are middle-class, well-educated people who read about food scares in the papers, research them on the internet, and have the time and money to source what they believe to be purer alternatives." i think you mean actually search for answers as opposed to have a government lay out a "simple plan" to follow

Deanne Jade, founder of the National Centre for Eating Disorders, said: "There is a fine line between people who think they are taking care of themselves by manipulating their diet and those who have orthorexia. I see people around me who have no idea they have this disorder. I see it in my practice and I see it among my friends and colleagues." HOLY SHIT, you know why, because more people are trying to eat better!

Jade believes the condition is on the increase because "modern society has lost its way with food". She said: "It's everywhere, from the people who think it's normal if their friends stop eating entire food groups, to the trainers in the gym who [promote] certain foods to enhance performance, OMG, can you believe that trainers are doing this, imagine that - "have this yam AFTER your workout and you might become better b/c of it"....(pause)..."WOW!" (sidenote, did you notice the OMG) to the proliferation of nutritionists, dieticians and naturopaths [who believe in curing problems through entirely natural methods such as sunlight and massage]. as opposed to what?

"And just look in the bookshops – all the diets that advise eating according to your blood type or metabolic rate. This is all grist for the mill to those looking for proof to confirm or encourage their anxieties around food." OK, OK, you got me there, what does "grist for the mill" mean?..i'm obviously not smart enough for this "founder" talk

part 1:

A. Split Jerk - 3,3,3 - 80% effort; rest 1 min
B. Hang Power Snatch - 2-3 x 6 (last 2 sets tough); rest 3 min
C1. Press @ 21X1; 3-5 x 4; rest 90 sec
C2. Med Grip Chin Ups @ 20X0; 1,1,1,1; rest 90 sec

rest 4+hours

part 2:
4 sets of 3 min of work @ 90-95%:
1. AMR in 3 min; 20 double unders, 10 CTB chin ups
rest 10 min
2. AMR in 3 min; 3 power clean - 135#/95#, 6 push ups, 9 squats
rest 10 min
3. AMR in 3 min: 5 ring dips, 5 R/L arm hang KB snatch - 1.5/1pd - 10 total
rest 10 min
4. AMR in 3 min: 5 burpees, 5 box jumps - 24/20"

A. OHS - 3,3,3 - 70%; rest 1 min
B. 15 CTB chin ups; rest 1 min x 4
C. Row Sprints - 30 sec @ 90%, rest 2 min x 3
D. GHD Sit Ups - 15 x 4; rest 1 min

post loads and notes to comments


Alex said...

Yessss! faves :D really! LOVE THEM

Meldrum said...

Hello Coach,

I am starting the big dawg program and am very excited. I had a question about part A for 2011. for the overhead squats does 3,3,3 mean 3 sets of 3? or 3 squats rest 10-15 seconds and then 3 more squats.

Thanks for the help, and look forward to starting

unit said...

that f'ing ignorance that usually comes from the most obese and unhealthy 'health care professionals' really boils my blood...
I'm steaming...
grist for the mill... means all can b useful/profitable... extremely ironic in this case since grist is the inside of the grain once it's list it's covering... which I'm sure shed rx as part if a 'heart healthy diet'....
it blows my mind that people that r trying 2 find the way we, as humans, are supposed 2 eat and were made 2 eat, meet resistance from society... including much criticism and condescending ignorance from those that r supposed 2 promote health. the attitude given 2 going back 2 what is natural baffles and frustrates me... where it's apparently 'normal' 2 eat foods with the ingredients of a MSDS sheet as opposed 2 what is found outdoors fed by the sun and ecosystem which we r supposed 2 b a part of... but instead we've made our own... much 2 the chagrin of our bodies...

Craig said...

READ THE FAQ RIGHT UNDER "WHAT IN THE HELL DOES "50X0" MEAN?" You'll be surprised with all the information it entails.
Welcome and good luck!

Kyle F said...

Next they're going to come up with a disease that we all have because we workout too much.

It will be called:


That sucks. Someone will come up with a better disease name for being fit.

Dawson said...

Meldrum... It means 3 sets of 3 reps @ 70% 1RM. After you have done your set of 3 you rest 1 minute then do it all over again.


Meldrum said...

Thanks Craig and Dawson. Looking forward to doing this tomorrow.

Dustin said...

2011 (June 27th)
part 1:

A1. Front Squat @ 30X0; 5,4,3,2,1; rest 20 sec
***185, 205, 225, 235, 245***
A2. 25 unbroken chin ups x 5; rest 4 min
***4 Sets unbroken 5th set 15-5-5***

B. GHD Sit Ups @ 2010; 20 x 6; rest 60 sec
*** Wow these were hard - first set unbroken all the rest broken. That tempo made it difficult***

4+ hours

part 2:
Row 45 sec @ 95% effort
Rest 4:15 x 5
(10 min - walk rest)
Row 45 sec @ 95%
Rest 4:15 x 5

***242, 243, 253, 247, 252, 258, 259***

Only rested an hour in between due to time constraints.

Lisa M said...

James can correct me if I am wrong but usually if given a percentage he usually means perceived effort not actual. percentage of 1RM If he wants that he will specify that it be 70% of 1RM because somedays 70% might actually end up being higher or lower depending on how you are feeling and performing that particular day

Nathan H. said...

I can't believe the ignorance. It's simply overwhelming.

I've been told many times by people who are not into this 'stuff' that I'm a 'fanatic,' or 'obsessed' etc... It's all foolishness -- some strange reasoning that their ways are being threatened by me. "You don't get drunk on the weekends? You go to sleep early to train in the morning? You are a fanatical freak"

It's like someone who wants to learn how to read being criticized by someone who can't read... and not only that, trying to RATIONALIZE the benefit of not being able to read.

It boggles the mind. "Don't expand your mind. Don't find better ways to eat and perform. Don't improve yourself. DON'T, DON'T, DON'T"

And what bothers me the most is these people feign knowledge... and will teach others that anyone who seeks nutritional improvement is wrong. Idiocy.

Mack Lar said...

Took 3.5 weeks off after Regionals and glad to be back at it. My plan is to do the workouts from June 2nd-June 6th this week and then start up the next cycle on schedule this weekend.
June 4:
A1. 115/125/135x4/135x4
A2. 10/8/8/6
HSPU's/LPullups 77 Tired quickly on this one but was able to maintain sets of 5 UB HSPU's which I m very happy with.

Eric S said...

Awesome. I guess I have a case of orthorexia. Too bad my mom, a nutritionist/physical trainer, recommended I go that way...

A. 95#x3, probably too heavy for 70%
B. UBx2, 8+7, 5+5+5
C. sub'd SDHP
D. UBx4

Soren said...

A: 60kg x 3
B: 4x15
C: 159,169,169
D: 4x15

Soren, who is mildly scared of what the next weeks will bring!

DAVID X said...

Wow. I have been the target of "interventions" by family and friends because they felt I don't eat enough carbs, mainly bread and pasta and that I eat meat every meal and use butter to cook with. Kooks.

A. 140
B. 11-4/8-7/10-5/6-9
C. 163/170/167
D. 15 x4 unbroken

Focused on a good warm up and prewod stretching/rolling/rowing

A. Right shoulder felt tight/inflexible and back felt off. Felt like I couldn't get deep into the squat early on.

B. Lost mental focus after OHS. Maind wandered onto pain/ache in shoulder and job stress.

C. Good stroke,, felt strong smooth. Slightly pukie afterwards, sign I went harder than 90%

D. Full ROM on each rep.

kat. said...


A. 35 kg
B. 10, 7, 5, 4 (band-assisted) - reaching failure in all the sets
C. SDLHP @ 21 kg: 15, 15, 16
D. decline sit-up bench: 15 x 4

brian cilento said...

a. 175-185-195... 175 and 185 felt very solid so went up
b. ctb felt ok, did not get all 4sets UB. working with pull up hnadles and not a bar
c. 177-181-185m
d. @rx

Garage Crossfitter said...

Good Stuff James and fellow dawgs...i had to comment on this as its a sensative subject to many individuals. I too get the same comments from family and friends. "ohh he doesnt eat sugar or any carbs. His workouts are too intense and they make him puke, etc etc..." I get the feeling as we are battling against individuals who want to keep society sick. For example, i train a 30 year old attorney who has seen amazing results and his mom wanted to start coming to class. The weekend before she wanted to start my clients brother came to try out a workout. I put together a basic wod, 3 rounds, 200m run, 3 pullups, 10 pushups, 10 air squats. His brother runs the annual boilermaker (9.3 miles) and is in ok shape (not by our standards but societies.) He blasted through the workout much faster than i recommended, puked all over and was on his back for 20 min. He went home and talked his mom out of trying crossfit. After talking with his brother (my client) he said that he ate pancakes before coming over to workout and was half hungover. And HE WAS SURPRISED HE PUKED? COME ON!! So anyways now his mother is scared to try crossfit...thats client is continuing to love crossfit and his mom will soon realize the positive results it breeds and we will welcome her with open arms.

My entire social life has changed in the last year since talking with James about positive energy and surrounding yourself with those who are not negative about what we do as that was REALLY dragging me down on a daily basis. I have distanced myself from those individuals and my outlook on many things is much more positive and that gives me a clearer head to think with and be creative in regards to my business, and my training.

On a different note I just watched nutrition 301 and learned alot about what it takes for people to change. Individuals are stronger as a group. For example: when someone brings in donuts for the entire office, and there are 8 individuals crowding around the donuts eating them, they feel emotional and mentally secure about the eating choice they are making because "others" are doing it too. We have a tough job as practitioners in the field of training/nutrition/lifestyle. There are not many of us around. We are normally a single person army. James said in his dvd that if we can start by changing 1 persons perspective on eating and training and educate them to spread the word, with time that multiplies and are slowly building a bigger army.

There will be a tipping point SOMEDAY in our society, that may not be in our lifetime but there will be a time when individuals that choose to eat like garbage and stay "sick" all the time, they will be the odd balls, and the freaks and will be forced to change in order to meet societies expectations. We are not close to that yet but we will continue to battle. Battle for better foods in our schools, battle for better education with nutrition, battle the media, battle to find alternative methods to teaching individuals about what healthy truely means, and we will stay strong, continue to grow as a big dawg community and continue to kick ass.

PTS said...

A. 115
B. unbroken
C. all in the 160's
D. unbroken. these felt a wee bit tough today.

My standard reply to those that question why I'm eating "weird stuff" and on a "no carb diet" is pretty simple nowadays. I tell them I feel better and perform better when I eat whole natural foods and don't eat grains, dairy etc. I no longer have allergies and rarely get tired in the middle day. When I do eat those foods I don't feel good, my performance drops and I have allergies and get groggy mid-day. If they don't understand at that point, I usually just move the conversation in another direction.

John Joseph said...

2011 from 6/25
Part 1:
A. Muscle Snatch @ 11X1; 2-3x3
95# for all sets
B. HH Power Snatch @ 11X1; 2-3x4
95# for all sets
C. Power Snatch @ 11X1; 2-3 x 7
115# for all sets
D. GH Raises
Didn't have time to do
Weak hip drive and pull; lack of muscle recruitment/coordination affecting me in all olympic lifts. Slowly but surely getting better.

Part 2:
7 Rounds w/ 2 min rest btw
15 burpees
20 Box Jumps
25 DU's
1:34 1:45 2:45 1:50 2:01 2:44 2:05
When DU's go wrong, they really go wrong.
Noted improvements are being made every single day.

Meldrum said...

Felt good to get back into the gym after missing a few days.

A. 105
B. 10-5,10-5,9-6,8-7
C. 160/155/143
D. All unbroken

CrossFit Memphis said...

Great comments on the article James. I graduated with a degree in Health and Human Performance, which means I was surrounded by Dietetics and Exercise Science students. We left the program with enough knowledge to find the answers. 95% of the class did not.

I only know one RD that hits the nail on the head, and she owns her own practice. The rest, even the ones in my gym, I have to try to convince otherwise. The ones (dieticians) not in my gym are either over or under weight. None of them have muscular development and are somehow still obsessed with calories. After all their classes in micronutrients they still don't get it. They can barely grasp the concept of glycogen replenishment. It's tough battling the Ph.D's and MD's but it can be won by getting them into your gym.

brian cilento said...

"you are eating THAT for breakfast?"
"i just need something to fill me up"
"i could never do that"

Spider said...

Great posts unit and GC. I recently graduated from chiropractic college and I came across the same negativity that you're talking about. Many professionals that I met were not very supportive (save your hands, you're going to get injured, etc.) and I didn't even try to get into the nutritional aspect of this lifestyle. We are the future of health and I agree that we all must do our part to educate and influence our society.

Parts I and II to come.

Lisa M said...

Hey Spider where did you graduate from and where are you planning on practicing. I am looking for an associate!!!

Andrew said...


A. 135, 135, 135
B. 15, 12, 6 (then I shut it down because of shoulders)
C. 165m, 165m, 165m
D. UBx4

A -- not sure what 70% is supposed to feel like, so I just stuck with a comfortable weight.
B -- shoulders still bothering me, especially with the stronger kip required to get CTB. I'll continue to do what I can on pullups, but pullups and shoulder presses are still severely limited by injuries.
C -- Felt good
D -- Tough

Krazy said...

So the 2010 programming is for people prepping for the 2010 Games and the 2011 programming is for people prepping for 2011 games?

joey warren said...

part 1:
A. 175/185/185
B. 95/115/135/145/155x2/155x2
C. 130/140/160x4/165x3
D. 55/75/85/100

Lars said...


A. 135 on all sets
B. 15 UB x 4 sets
C. 144m, 146m, 147m
D. 15 UB x 4 sets

OHS felt terrible today. Didn't feel comfortable at all. Been awhile since we've done them.

CTB felt pretty good, last set was challenging.

Not much pulling power left for the row, stayed around 1:38 pace.

GHD's felt good, first time they've felt good since we've started doing more of them.

Off tomorrow for a firefighter combat challenge event, first of the year should be fun.

MrsPTS said...

A. 75
B. 15 Pullups x 3
Broken into 3's and 5's
C. Row Sprints - 30 sec @ 90%, rest 2 min x 3
D. GHD Sit Ups - 15 x 3; Unbroken

Marshall said...

A. 145/145/145
B. 15, 8-7, 8-7, 8-7
C. 292,291,318 (avg watts)
D. 15x4 UB

Recenlty went up from sea level to 7500' and it is killing me right now. Hopefully will see some improvement over the next few weeks.

Poly said...

Lars, let me know if you have noticed an increase in performance with your combat. A good friend of mine is a former national champ, and I have been trying to get him on this programming for a while.

A. 155 165 175
B. UB UB 12+3 4th rd all over the place
C. 180m avg

Question about GHD situp form:
Is the focus more on bending up at the hips, or is there supposed to be a significant leg drive? I find my legs tend to burn more than anything.

Xenophobia is a funny thing. People will even apply it to diet and training that is strange to them, it's not what they are used to so it must not be right.

A coworker of my mine once commented on how my diet reminded me of his grandparents diet, how unhealthy it was. A couple of weeks later he was bragging about how they both lived into their 90's, active and healthy, and that because of GENETICS he believed he would do the same. When I asked about their diets and the role it might have played, he said that their diet was proof of how great their genetics were, that they could overcome it and still be so healthy. Firehalls are not bastions of enlightenment.

Nothing like people with 20-30 extra lbs with sore limbs preaching to me about my unhealthy diet, unsafe training and excessive squat depth.

Erik Luber said...


A. 40 kg, 40, 40 (didn't feel great with these today)
B. UB (first set butterfly, rest just kipping)
C. 153 m, 153, 154

Don't think I warmed up enough A and B felt sluggish.


CAUTION about PINE NUTS. Thought I would share this. For the last 3 days every time I eat anything (and I mean everything) I get this horrible metallic-bitter taste in my mouth. At first, I thought I was dying of a brain tumor or something, couldn't figure out what was wrong with me. Nothing was out of the ordinary in my diet or life. After some searching I noticed a lot of stuff on pine nuts and metallic taste. Most likely the culprit, as I made pesto with pine nuts 3 days ago (never had pine nuts before in my life)
Apparently there is a huge increased incidence of what I am experiencing and it is called "pine mouth". There is very little research on it (could only find 2 papers), nobody seems to know what causes it. Apparently it lasts for up to 2 weeks, but is benign otherwise. So no big deal, but I really have lost my desire to eat...and I love food.

PukeNMike said...

A. 195
B. UB,UB,UB, 9/4/2
C. 151,163,160

Nice easy day. Feeling good. Ready for the next phase. Thanks for the programming Coach!

Lars said...

Poly, I'll let you know how it goes. I haven't done any hands on training yet this year, so it will be interesting to see. A lot of the combat skill lies within the actual movements and without practice you only go so far I find. The best guys practice the specific movements a lot and back that with a solid program such as this.

Ben Priestley said...

A. 115#x3
B. UB,UB,10-5, 5-5-5
C. Completed (1:38/500m pace)
D. UBx4

Notes: B was hardest part today. Hands and forearms a bit worn out from a wod I did on Monday.

Jenny said...

Thanks for posting this "orthorexia" article. Everyone has already pointed out that the article stinks (it does). I think it also misses an important distinction about "disordered" eating. What characterizes an eating disorder is a pattern of MALADAPTIVE behavior concerning food. If restricting your diet creates better health outcomes, then (by definition) it's not disordered eating. This should be obvious, but I guess to whomever wrote this article it wasn't.

At the same time, any diet can play into unhealthy attitudes and behaviors towards food. For a better take on that subject, I just reread a CF Journal article Melissa Byers wrote called "Zone Gone Bad" (google and you'll find it). I think it's worth a read, and it's a little more relevant to CrossFitters.

Anonymous said...


A. 65-65-65
B. Subbed RR due to healing rip: U-U-8/7-9/6
C. Pace ~1:45/143m - 1:40-1:42/145m - 1:38-1:41/146m
D. U-U-U-U

5 MU's today! Yay! Got my first on 5.17.10. Almost completed my 30 for time. :)

Ben Priestley said...

Since following this blog, I have made huge strides in improving my diet. But I still eat some bread, a little rice, lots of dairy, and occasionally some dessert w/ sugar. And I don't feel bad when doing it.

The article on Orthorexia is ridiculous. But I think there is come kernel of wisdom to take from the topic.

Amanda Miller's words had great impact on my thought process concerning diet. This post in particular:

Chad Walding said...


A. 135/135/155
B. UB/9,3,3/9,3,3/7,3,3,2
C. 162/162/166
D. UB x 4 can I say? I first heard about this on "Good Morning America" as I was cooking breakfast (straight from the farmer I might add). Much has changed for my wife and I in the past two years. My wife became very sick, went on disability and we began the process of eating as if our lives depended on it. We researched all over the place and saw pretty quickly where disease is really coming from. We changed EVERYTHING!

As a physical therapist I go into patients homes and see what's really going on. I have to tell you it's quite sad what I see. So many times I'll enter the home of an obese patient (with DM, COPD, HTN, cancer..etc) along with their obese children who live in a house filled with refined carbohyrates, pharmaceuticals and chemicals. I can smell disease now. Then I'll see an obese nurse come in who will push/give more pills and tell them to avoid "leafy greens" becauase their on blood thinners. Who the hell are the real health professionals? What the hell is going on?

When we watch commercials on TV we quickly will see two types. ad on some type of food that if you eat on a consistent basis WILL get you sick..(but hey it taste good, its cheap and easy, shit everyones doing it!)...FOLLOWED by this you will see an ad for a drug to help treat your symptoms that you get from eating the food you saw in the previous commericial. This is so freaking sad! This system is really fucked up! It's designed to get us sick, the odds are againts us! And now were sick when we're trying to get healthy!

But hey...what do I know...I'm suffering from a severe case of "Orthorexia."

Stupid, stupid humans!

DAVID X said...

Not that I'm trying to make light of a very serious eating disorder, er...wait, yes I am, but how about some new tee shirt slogans?

How bouts,

"I beat Orthorexia"

"Proud member of OPT's Orthorexia Support Group"

"I (heart) Orthorexia"

Alex said...

Hidee ho! On time today !

A- 95# 95# 100#
B- All done but all BK :( right hand ripped/painful on last set (the chin up bars have rubber on them ...horrible!) so last set I did HSPU practice for 15 reps. Sometimes you just gotta improvise and make due.
C- 138m 139m 139m
D- All UB :) Abs still sore from Sundays' GHDs...brutal


Brandon said...

True story from this morning at the gym.

I am warming up, doing some kips, etc., and this woman comes up to me. She asks me if I have a moment and when I say sure, she asks if I have any suggestions about how she can lose fat below the navel. Before I can even get a word out, she tells me that she is not interested in any ideas that involve diet. I tell her that is unfortunate, because especially fat around the midsection is indicative of dietary problems and that she should look up what Poliquin has to say about it. Then, as if she didn't hear what I said, she asks me how I lost quite a bit of BF especially in the midsection. I replied that I don't eat grains, limit dairy to what I have in coffee and in general I eat a low carb diet. Try it for 30 days and see if you don't lift better, sleep better and are in a better mood, I suggested. The end of our conversation came next when she told me she would rather keep extra fat and eat her bagel instead of trying what has worked for me and many of my clients. And the article suggests that I am the one with the disorder because I eliminate food items that are problematic for me? I guess I'll take my eating disorder, along with the host of benefits I get from it and the doctors, nurses, etc., can be "normal."

Anonymous said...

A. 95,95,105 #

B. 15/15/15/5
All broken,pull up handles have crazy knurling that ripped shit out of my hands

C.163,162,158 m

D. 10x4 unbroken.

Back is still bothering me

Thanks! Hopefully gym is open on canada day.

Brandon said...

Dang rambling and forgot to post results.

2011 -
A. 175/175/175(f-1: lost balance)/175 (1RM=250)
B. ub/ub/9-6/13-2
C. 154m/155/157
D. ub x 4 - easy

Notes: Took Rob Corson's advice from a couple weeks ago and focused on whipping the legs forward on the kip and it helped a lot with the CTB. Thanks Rob!

Much harder on my grip this way and I do not yet have a good rhythm, but I am excited with the improvement.

jay rhodes said...

Moving to 2011 prep:

Rested since Ontario Challenge on Saturday.
Got restless and did Tabata Double Unders and Burpees last night

3 min rest


A) 185 x 3 x 3

Not sure what 70% is. I've done 215 x 1 comfortably, and 190 x 5. Tough to max without bumpers. Chose a weight that would be challenging given the rest time.

B) 15 x 4 c2b unbroken

all butterfly kip, broke rhythm on rep 13 of set 4, stayed on the bar for 2 more.

C) 165m, 165m, 166m

D) Subbed high incline situps

20 x 4 unbroken

Jonathan3sinclair said...


A. 115# x3 for three sets
B. 15 UB x 4
C. 153, 155, 156m
D. 15 x4 modified GHD unbroken

Spider said...

Part I:
A: 80% = 155 x3
B: 95x3, 105x3, 115x3, 120x2, 120x, 105x3
C1: 95x5-105x5-110x4-105x5
C2: 45-55-75x-65

Part II
A: 5 rounds + 20+8
B: 5 rounds + 3 + 6
C: 3 rounds + 5 + 5 + 1
D: 6 rounds + 5 + 4

notes- my dumbbell snatch felt pretty heavy and the KB was crushing my forearm only on the left. I have to look at a little technique with that.

Lisa, I'm opening a practice in Fairfield, CT this summer! I'm diving right into it, but if I feel the need to move to Calgary, you're the first person I'll call.

Anonymous said...

Combining the posts from DavidX and Chad...

T shirt:

"Orthorexia: Eat as if you life depends on it"


Craig said...

A. 115
B. u/bkn
D. 4 x 15 ubkn

upper still a bit fatigued.

Geoff Aucoin said...

Holy crap, so many good comments today from the Big Dawg crew; I love it. Garage said it best today, I gotta tell you, we just have to educate people one person at a time.

Nathan's comment reminded me that when you just keep boiling it down it all leads to the same thing; it's the power's that be that make it so easy for everyone to eat like shit. So what happens when there's a league of extraordinary people out there who go against that path? You call them 'orthorexics' and treat them like social leppers. Classic.

And Poly made me laugh regarding the firehall mentality. People constantly ask me about my 'special diet' and I have to remind them it ain't a fucking diet, it's a lifestyle. One dude insisted it was a diet and I'd go back to eating like normal to which I responded, 'when I want to look and feel like you, I'll eat like you.' That worked pretty good. He's younger than me but drags his ass around like he's 80 years old and bitches about his bad back. Funny.

So let's embrace our orthorexia and unite! Let's keep bringing people over to our side and continue to build better humans. Keep it up, Dawgs.

Geoff Aucoin said...

Oh crap, I just remembered a clip I saw on the news a while back about people with 'food addictions.' They were interview with their faces blacked out like they were in the witness protection program and treated like they had same major life-threatening issue.

WTF is a food addiction? I'm pretty sure I'm addicted food; after all, it's helps me to LIVE! I mean, every couple of hours I'm compelled by this overwhelming urge to eat! I can't frickin' stop myself! Thank god for the 7-8 hours of sleep I try to get at night that keeps me from stuffing my face with more food!

Damn you food!!!

BK said...

Part 1:

Part 2:
1. 3 rounds 20DU +5PU
2. 7 rounds
3. 5 rounds + 5 dips
4. 6rounds +1 burpee

Done, cooked and fried are all good definitions of how my body feels right now...

Alex Duncan said...

Felt really good today, probably had something to do with my "weird" diet and lifestyle...
A. 135, 136, 138
B. UB, UB, 8/5/2, 10/5
C. 160, 162, 162
D. All UB

Gym closed on Canada Day tomorrow. Hope I can do the WOD outdoors

DeeJay said...

2010 part 1:

A. 220 for all 3 sets
B. 155-165-176-186-191
C1. 155-155-155-155-160(3)
C2. 55-55-55-55

**2 hours rest only due to time constraints

part 2:
3 rounds + 9 chins
6 rounds (watch malifunction so estimated 6 rounds)
3 rounds + 3 KB snatch (maybe 4 rounds???)
6 rounds

DeeJay said...

Jay, Dude! take some more time off... 2 competitions in one month and only a week rest?? you will pay for it later... just my 2 cents

joey warren said...

1. 5 rounds - had more in me, rope got tangled
2. 7 rounds + 1pc
3. 5 rounds + 5 ring dips
4. 8 rounds + 3 burpees

* back felt great, kept it conservative- 115lb PC & 44lb KB - Im ready to go 100%

Paul Klein said...

Hi, my name is Paul and I'm an Orthorexic. This sickness has brought on terrible side effects like fat loss, muscle growth, increased work capacity and worst of all; great sleep at night.

A 170/170/170
B. UB/UB/Broken/Broken
C. 473 meters total / 406 average watts
D. Unbroken

Garage Crossfitter said...

Geoff- Im gonna use that one...
"when I want to look and feel like you, I'll eat like you."

awesome haha

David X, haha tee-shirts, i think my group of friends would get pissed at me if i wore that, one less thing they can nag at me about, haha good shit dawg.

Huge ahh ha moment today for me...
hip capsule, piriformas tightness leads to lumbar, thorasic and cervical tightness on the same side of the spine, i stretched for like 20 min on my left hip, and my left spinal erectors bascially released and the left side of my face became bright good shit

PRM said...

A. 95/105/110
C. meters(watt): 168(492)/170(510)/170(508)

Drover said...

First off, this is my first time following the Big Dawgs workouts and couldn't be any more excited, but I have been watching them for some time and I finally decided it was time to give this a crack.

You all are an inspiration for your desire and drive to improve oneself day in and day out. As well the improvements you all gain throughout is incredible.

Coach, you are a huge inspiration and role model to the big dawg community and thank you for providing such great programming


A) 75# / 75# / 75#
B) 15 assisted
C) Ave Watts: 404.1 / 412.7 / 409.5
D) Anchored Sit Ups on Ball - Unbroken

irongirl said...

A. 70,70,70
B. 5-10,5-10,3-12,3-12

CTB pullups were hard. Last set the final 12 were singles but were well done.

jay rhodes said...

DJ, you think so??
I feel pretty good. Generally if I feel tired or abnormally sore (ex. that recent 185lb front squat/pullup WOD) I'll take some extra rest. Or if I have a day where I just feel "off" I wont do anything, but I don't feel like that often.
I definitely don't want to burn myself out, but I feel like I'll be able to recognize that.
Thanks for lookin out though. I'll have a bunch of busy weekends/traveling coming up so I'll get some more rest.
And the weekend of the Games, I wont be moving much then either ;)

Pfeifdog said...


A 170/170/170
B. UB/UB/11-4/8-6
C. 160,178,178 meters
D. Unbroken

Melissa said...


During my warm-up I got my first muscle-ups today! :)

Part 1:

A: 120, 125, 135 (got all 3 but 135 was more than 80% effort I have to admit)
B: 65, 75, 80, 85 (1), 85 (3), 90X
C1: 75, 80 (3), 80 (3), 80 (2)
C2: We did these overhand, not sure if that was correct?? 25, 35, 40, 45X - chin was like two centimeters under. Drats!

Part 2 tomorrow (my sched is a bit off this week. I will be resting on Friday).

Stephen B. said...

A. 185/195/185(2)**
C. 159/162/161

**second set felt like more like 75-80% so I cut weight back to 185...weight wasn't a problem on last set, but I let the bar drift forward a bit and lost it on the way up.

Julian Cruz said...

C.all in 180m

Chris Dunkin said...

A. 145x3
B. Unbrkn x 4
C. 164, 165, 167
D. Bwt x 4 unbrkn

Julie Migliaccio said...


A.105 on all sets..Wanted to go up since 135 was my last 3 rep max but reoccurring shoulder injury reared its ugly pain but got through it.

B. backed off a bit on PS after the split jerks so went 75,80,85,85,95(1),85...3 reps on all but 95lbs

C1. 65(5),70(5),75(5), 80(4)
C2. supinated grip...25,35,40,40

rested about 90 minutes and hit part 2

1. 3 rounds..nursing torn hands
2. 5 rounds plus 3 cleans,6 pushups, 3 squats
3. 2 rounds plus 5 snatch per arm and 3 dips...this one got in my head just having gotten successful ring dips...having them in a 3 min metcon messed with me!
4. 6 rounds plus 1 burpee

I echo BK and would safely say I am fried..mentally good but body is smoked. great workouts the past week!

Mike Molloy said...

CONGRATS MEL!!! That's awesome.

Paul Klein, you stole the words from my mouth. My goal is to change one person at a time... got my mom on board which is a huge accomplishment.


A: 135-155-175
C: Ignored the monitor

Steve Howell said...


* first day back in just over a week.

A: 176 for all 3 sets
B: All sets Unbroken.
C: 163/162/163 = 488m
D: All sets Unbroken

mhamilton said...


A. 115, 115, 115
C. Meters - 160, 158, 151

- Everything felt ok. Chinups and GH situps were tough today. A bit sore and tired.

Old Dawg (Hari) said...

A: 105, 105, 105
B: 15, 12, 10, 8
C: 148, 150, 150, 149
D: 15, 15, 15, 15

Chris Fodera said...



A. 120x3x3
C. Went for /500m pace and maintained about 1:28

A. Could probably have gone a little heavier and will next time on OHS
C. Moved the damper to 6 and was holding 1:25 pace but it was likely a little more than 90%, but so were the others prior to it

Joel B. said...

A: 115X3X3
B: ub, rest broken
C: 158m, 160m, 163m
D: ub

My family thinks my wife and I are nuts with the food. My mom is so passive aggressive, it isn't passive. She served mashed potato pizza once. Who does that!? Are you effing kidding me?! Mashed potato layer on dough!

Chelsea said...

Geoff good luck with your addiction,the first step is being able to admit that you have a problem!!!

A.) 100/100/100
B.) All broken, pull-ups have been off since Regionals
C.) 143m/146m/145m 434m total
D.) All UB
A little disappointed with my rows, will have to start working harder at this again.

Brent Maier said...


A: 60/70/80kg (187#)
B: 1st round was the only one unbroken
C: 174/174/177m
D: Unb

Good discussion today.

Kyle F said...

A: 165/175/185
B: UB X3/ Set 4 Broken
C: 161m/162m/160m
D: As Rx'd

Short rest on CTB KILLED me

Thad said...

A. 135, 140, 145
B. 15x4 practiced butterfly 1st set UB
C. 154, 155, 155m
D. 15x 4 UB

Lot a good posts today, some pretty funny ones.

Lisa M said...

As I worked my way around the golf course on Saturday and watched two thousand cyclists ride by for research money for cancer -as noble a cause as it is- I now think to myself take the 7.3 MILLION dollars that you raised and instead of spending all that money on how to cure the f'n illness once you have it or on trying to detect it earlier why not invest that money and develop an "orthorexia cures cancer" society and watch your cancer rates drop by 50% or more and the whole GD world will become orthorexic and we will have actually saved the planet. Just my 2 cents...

Lisa M said...

Oh and Spider good luck and yes you better call me if you decide you need to be close to OPT!! or if you know anyone looking for an associateship here let me know

Heavy Evy said...

A. 143,153,177(2)knee didn't feel right.
B. ub,ub,ub,10/
D. ubx4

Really tweked up from this last phase, have been playing allot of ball on top of the training, and really need to start a streching program of some sort.

Eric Montgomery said...

A. 145x3x3
B. Still having difficulties w/ CTBs so cut it to max unb sets. 15, 12, 7, 9.
C. Kept about 1:30 pace. 159m, 161m, 162m.
D. Unb

Adam Rogers said...

A - 155x3x3
B - 15/15/15/5-5-5
C - 156m/160m/162m
D - Unbroken

Adam Rogers said...

A - 155x3x3
B - 15/15/15/5-5-5
C - 156m/160m/162m
D - Unbroken

tania said...

A.95# felt easy

B. 55# (3), 60#(3), 65#(3), 70# (1), felt horrible so I backed off and went back down to 55#

C1. 55#(5),65#(5),70#(5), 75#(3)
C2. supinated grip...25#,30#,35#,40#(PR)

part 2

1. 3 rounds + double unders
2. 5 rounds plus 3 cleans
3. 3 rounds plus 5 ring dips
4. 6 or 7 rounds complete; lost count

part 2 was really fun

Melisa C said...

A. 90
B. sets of 10 UB
C. 136m each set

Jenny said...

(2010, posting a day late)

6:30am: made up 800m run workout from the day before, cutting rest to 4 min. 100% effort times were 2:58, 2:52.

3pm: part 1
a. 3 x 155, 165, 175(2) (obviously, went too heavy)
b. 3 x 75, 85, 95, 110, 115(2), 105
c1. 5 x 70, 80 85, 90(3)
c2. 40, 45, 50, 55F(vest + 15#db)

5:30pm: part 2
a. 3 rd + 23 reps
b. 8 rd
c. 5 rd + 8 reps
d. 7 rd + 4 reps

Michael FitzGerald said...

Pt 1.
A. 175
B. last 2 - 141(2), 143.5
C1. 131/133.5/136/138.5
C2. pronated - 55/65/75(2 reps)/75(3 reps)
+ (4 hours of work as rest)
Pt 2.
1 - 4 rds
2 - 6 rds
3 - 4 rds
4 - 7.5 rds

Chase said...


A. 185/185/175
B. Unbroken x4
C. 182/183/194
D. Unbroken x4

Lauren said...

pt 1.
A. 125#
B. 75, 85, 85, 95, 105 x3
C. 95(4), 100 (3), 105 (2)
D. 25# for all

pt. 2
3 rounds plus 20 DU, 2 CtB
6 rounds plus 3PC, 3 PU
3 rounds plus 2 RD
7 rounds plus 2 BJ

Brian said...

June 17 wod for 2011

part 1:
A. Muscle Snatch @ 11X1; 2-3 x 5; rest 2 min
B. High Hang Power Snatch @ 11X1; 2-3 x 5; rest 2 min
C. Power Snatch @ 11X1; 2-3 x 5; rest 2 min
D. GH Raises @ 20X0; 15 x 4; rest 90 sec

A. 95x3, 105x3, 115x2, 115x2, 115x2
B. 125x3, 130x3, 135x3, 140x2, 145x2
C. 145x3, 150x3, 150x2, 150x2, 150x2
D. Feet under machine: 8, 8, 8, 10 ; really focused on tempo and conrol ( BW only)

rest as needed - Approx 25 min

part 2:
5 sets:
15 burpees
20 unbroken box jumps - 20/14"
25 unbroken double unders
rest 2 min


77s, 75s, 77s, 75s, 71s - As Rx'd

Notes: Done in AM at globo

Rooney said...


2011--performed 7/7/10
A. 145, 155, 170
B. UB, UB, 12+3, 9+2+4 singles
C. 160m avg

Probably went a little light on A, but OHS are a real weak point.

Tried to stay between 1:30-1:35 pace on the row thinking that sub-1:30 would have been pushing the tempo more than rx'd.

Did some MU work after. Pretty rusty on those, but was able to get a few consecutive.

Michael said...

2011: performed 7/7

A. 135, 140, 140 - stayed light, shoulders didn't feel warm
B. UB - first and last sets regular kipping (not butterfly). Regular kipping much tougher, so I'm going to try that kip to improve on it.
C. 157,157,161 (stayed around 1:35)
D. 8,8,10 - still building up post-surgery, but full ROM.

Felt sluggish - was hoping two rest days and a lighter day would help me feel more energetic.

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