Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Thank you Josh O., for helping with yesterday’s projects, and for the quote of the day: “Greater precision than this is not required.”

Filthy Fifty
for time:
50x box jump, 24″ platform
50x jumping pull-up
50x swing @ 35-lbs.
walking lunge, 50 steps
50x knees-to-elbows
50x push press @ 45-lbs.
50x back extension
50x wall ball @ 20/14-lbs.
50x burpee
50x double under

Compare results to July 10, 2010.

workout courtesy of crossfit.com

15 Comments

  1. T | October 18, 2010 at 11:17 am
     

    Today’s PSA: do NOT sit in a car for two hours immediately after doing Filthy Fifty.

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    • Rob | October 18, 2010 at 5:13 pm
       

      There have been one or two of these that have come out. Cordain has a very persuasive refutation of them, I recall Sisson does as well. Even taken at face value, one or two spots does not indicate a trend, nor would it have any effect on genetics. At best it moves the clock back another 20k years, but when considering the entire span is 2.5 million years, it still doesn’t matter.

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      • Erez | October 18, 2010 at 8:02 pm
         

        I just think it’s cool. Either way, it wouldn’t have much bearing on my opinion of Paleo, but that’s because, IMO, the entire genetics argument is dumb (it takes surprisingly few generations for genetic adaptations/mutations to take hold and spread to entire populations). There are plenty of much better justifications for Paleo.

        Sigh… I’m about to get myself in a world of trouble. Starting arguments with lawyers is a terrible idea.

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        • Rob | October 18, 2010 at 8:33 pm
           

          I agree that it’s cool that some stone age people figured out how to fire up some tubers! It probably improved their daily life a fair bit. In their honor, I’ll have some yams for breakfast tomorrow.

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          • Erez | October 18, 2010 at 9:28 pm
             

            Enjoy! (Phew…)

    • Mrs. F | October 19, 2010 at 9:58 am
       

      I agree with Rob, roots and tubers are a lot different than cultivated grains like wheat, rye, and barley.

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  2. iwearsocksandshoes | October 18, 2010 at 4:55 pm
     

    Mike – strong work on today’s WOD. As soon as you get the double unders down you’ll be even more filthy.

    dave r

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    • mike | October 18, 2010 at 5:31 pm
       

      thanks dave. but i’d trade (a little bit of my filthiness for half your composure…

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  3. joshm08 | October 18, 2010 at 7:32 pm
     

    at about the 12th burpee the voices in my head starting to tell me to stop what I was doing and give up, but thankfully the encouragement from people like Mel, Erez, Ivy and John drowned them out. thanks, again, for pushing me to do more than I would have been able to do on my own.

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  4. T | October 18, 2010 at 8:15 pm
     

    Speaking of pushing yourself through the pain:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/19/health/nutrition/19best.html?_r=2&src=twt&twt=nytimeshealth

    True for crossfit as well as running and biking?

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  5. b-kay | October 18, 2010 at 8:43 pm
     

    –Scores–
    Alex M.: 28:40
    Tamra F.: 26:53 (40x; sub: hanging knee raise)
    Ryan B.: 29:05 (40x, 25-lbs., 35-lbs.; sub: box jump, 20”, hanging knee raise, tuck jump)
    Jen O.: 30:43 (40x, 25-lbs., 35-lbs.; sub: box jump 20”, hanging knee raise, tuck jump)
    Ralph A.: 28:42 (40x; sub: hanging knee raise, tuck jump)
    Kris C.: 30:29 (sub: hanging knee raise, tuck jump)
    Paul M.: 26:18 (40x; sub: hanging knee raise, tuck jump)
    Larry B.: 27:30 (30x; sub: hanging knee raise, tuck jump)
    Jessy C.: 26:53 (40x, 35-lbs.; sub: hanging knee raise, tuck jump)
    Bill M.: 28:53 (40x, 14-lbs.; sub: box jump, 20”, hanging knee raise, tuck jump)
    Robbie S.: 27:54 (40x)
    Rob K.: 31:56
    David S.: 27:52 (40x; sub: tuck jump)
    Neil A.: 28:04
    Glenn C.: 30:04 (40x; sub: hanging knee raise)
    John B.: 29:09
    Holmes H.: 27:11 (40x; sub: hanging knee raise, tuck jump)
    Jon H.: 26:19 (25x, 14-lbs., 25-lbs., 35-lbs., sub: box jump, 20”, sit-up, tuck jump)
    Anna H.: 22:38 (30x, 25-lbs., 35-lbs.; sub: box jump, 20”, hanging knee raise, tuck jump)
    Ryan D.: 27:34 (40x; sub: hanging knee raise, tuck jump)
    Joseph P.: 23:10 (30x; sub: box jump, 20”, sit-up, tuck jump)
    Angel P.: 22:57 (30x; sub: 8ft target, sit-up, tuck jump)
    Mike 25:42
    Dave 24:52
    Bill S.: 25:50 (30x; sub: hanging knee raise, tuck jump)
    Livia S.: 25:46 (30x, 25-lbs., 35-lbs.; sub: box jump, 20”, hanging knee raise, tuck jump)
    Jeremy N.: 35:14 (sub: hanging knee raise)
    Set S.: 23:21 (30x, 25-lbs., 35-lbs.; sub: step-up, 20”, sit-up, hanging knee raise, tuck jump)
    Campbell R.: 25:00 (30x, 25-lbs., 35-lbs.; sub: box jump, 20”, sit-up, tuck jump)
    Steve D.: 28:26
    Noland C.: 21:43 (25x, 14-lbs., 35-lbs.; sub: box jump, 20”, sit-up, tuck jump)
    Bill G.: 25:41 (40x; sub: tuck jump)
    Marco M.: 30:45 (40x; sub: hanging knee raise)
    Tod C.: 20:36 (30x; sub: hanging knee raise)
    Mark C.: 25:38 (25x; sub: squat, bodyrow, squat, sit-up, mb squat, pushup, squat)
    Adam H.: 24:28 (30x; sub: hanging knee raise, tuck jump)
    Keena S. 29:18 (40x; sub: box jump, 20″, hanging knee raise)
    Josh M. 31:58
    Sakar P.: 20:44 (30x; sub: step-up, 20”, hanging knee raise, tuck jump)
    Sean F.: 24:21 (40x; sub: tuck jump)
    Koji H.: 26:13 (40x; sub: tuck jump)
    Thomas M.: 22:34 (40x; sub: tuck jump)
    Wayne C.: 25:27 (40x; sub: step-up, hanging knee raise, squat)
    Cristian D.: 24:45 (25x; sub: box jump, 20″, sit-up, tuck jump)
    Ivy F.: 27:49 (35x; sub: box jump, 20”, hanging knee raise, tuck jump)
    Chad F.: 27:24 (40x)
    Erez Y.: 30:33
    Tyler P.: 25:00 (40x; sub: hanging knee raise; tuck jump)
    Ryan A.: 12:55 (20x; 25-lbs., 35-lbs.; sub; step-up, 20”, sit-up, mb squat)
    Johnny A.: 27:38 (40x; sub: hanging knee raise, tuck jump)
    Kevin W.: 24:54 (30x; sub: hanging knee raise, tuck jump)
    Jerry C.: 18:40 (30x; sub: hanging knee raise, tuck jump)
    Ricky B.: 22:35 (40x)
    Katherine C.:23:02 (40x, 35-lbs.; sub: box ump, 20″, sit-up, tuck jump)
    Leigh T. 20:21 (25x; sub: sit-up, tuck jump)
    Caitlin S.: 23:58 (sub: hanging knee raise, tuck jump)
    Meghan M.: 31:58
    Jeff B.: 21:39 (30x; sub: hanging knee raise, tuck jump)
    Christine S. 11:44 (20x, 35-lbs., sub: squat, bodyrow, 35-lb. deadlift, mb squat, squat)
    Leota B.: 28:02 (40x; sub: box jump, 20″, hanging knee raise, tuck jump)
    Sean M.: 24:34 (30x; sub: hanging knee raise, tuck jump)
    Jen M.: 21:34 (30x; sub: box jump, 20”, hanging knee raise)
    Anne M.: 22:08 (25x, 25-lbs., 35-lbs.; sub: step-up, 20”, sit-up, tuck jump)

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    • b-kay | October 20, 2010 at 11:05 am
       

      Notes for today:
      -back extension substitution: 50x superman

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  6. djcristi73 | October 18, 2010 at 8:54 pm
     

    I stumbled upon these, and I hope you don’t need a subscription to access them:

    1. First evidence from randomized experiments that drinking water before meals leads to wait loss:
    http://www.economist.com/node/16881791

    2. And some experimental evidence (on mice) on the relationship between nocturnal light and weight, which I think fits nicely with the idea that you should try to sleep in a pitch black room – though I am not sure if this latter suggestion is made because of the mechanisms in the article:
    http://www.economist.com/node/17244359

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  7. derekb1 | October 19, 2010 at 12:45 am
     

    Ugh. My first attempt at Filthy Fifty (in my case, a bastardized hotel-gym Filthy Forty), and I DNF’d it. I started dry heaving half way through the burpees at minute 17. I blame the 12 hour jet lag. 🙂 The gym attendant was equally perplexed and intimidated by the intensity.

    My attempt (all 40 reps):
    Tuck-jump
    Swings – 35lb db
    Situps
    Swings – 35lb db
    Lunges
    Push press – 20lb db
    Superman
    Thruster – 20lb db
    Burpee
    Tuck-jump

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