Wednesday, May 12, 2010


  1. tbferg | May 11, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    “You’re not a guy. The world is full of guys. Be a man. Dont just be a guy.”

  2. Jen M. | May 11, 2010 at 9:25 pm


  3. bethivy13 | May 11, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    I hope somebody’s bringing a boombox that looks exactly. like. that.

  4. Rob | May 11, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    I looked at this workout and thought: “That’s a ton of overhead lunges and a long overhead carry. This workout is going to be terrible.” Then I saw that it was two rounds. . . .

    • Rob | May 12, 2010 at 9:08 am

      I amend my previous statement because I misread the WOD and there are no overhead lunges. This reduced the terribleness of this WOD, but not enough to eliminate its overall life-draining effect.

      • tbferg | May 12, 2010 at 9:37 am

        Rob, great job finishing this morning. Although, to be fair, with your knees buckling on that last carry, it sort of looked like you were doing overhead lunges…

        This WOD was surprisingly more fun than I anticipated.

  5. StuLu | May 11, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    I had to google this “Say Anything” thing as I had no idea why John Cusack was appearing as the MPH Poster Boy Of The Day. Imagine my concern given that he recently starred in “2012…The Movie.”

    I am desperately trying to find some connection to the posted WOD. Wikipedia is useless.

    WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED HERE WHILE I WAS GONE!!!??? I feel as if I am lost and naked on a street in Kinshasa.

    I will not be back in time for this craziness. Flight lands at 9:00PM. But, I am coming home at last. Thus, I would really appreciate a bit of homey normality on Thursday.

    God, what’s next: A Carrot Top WOD?

    • coach | May 12, 2010 at 11:05 am

      Ah, StuLu. Welcome back, my traveling friend. We can’t wait to see you tomorrow.

      Today’s workout was inspired by a particular event with the 7a group a couple of weeks ago. There is more, but that explanation must suffice for now.

      However, in an attempt at your “normal” and to show that, in fact, nothing has changed, I’ll leave you with this: you’ll get what I give you, you’ll like it and you’ll thank me when it’s done. There—feel better? Everything is going to be fine, I promise.

      Now’s also a good time to mention that I’ll accept ideas for other movie-themed workouts, complete with soundtracks.

      Really—we missed you in Ohio last weekend and look forward to having you back, Sir.


      • mikeheartspullups | May 12, 2010 at 12:53 pm

        That’s easy.

        “Oxford Blues”

        Row 100m
        5x squat clean 115/85
        5 pushups
        Row 200m
        10x squat clean 115/85
        10 pushups
        Row 300m
        15x squat clean 115/85
        15 pushups
        Row 200m
        10x squat clean 115/85
        10 pushups
        Row 100m
        5x squat clean 115/85
        5 pushups

        • CookingandLifting | May 12, 2010 at 2:35 pm

          Hell, yes!! I firmly second Mike’s workout suggestion.

      • jwood30 | May 12, 2010 at 1:37 pm

        John, I was thinking something along the lines of Tommy Boy.

  6. jessykate | May 12, 2010 at 11:11 am

    this was a pretty cool wod, and a good welcome back from the costa rican jungle– in that hit you over the head kind of way :). bummed my leg was making me gimpy but happy to be back!

  7. coach | May 12, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Ryan B.: 27:32 (15-lbs.; sub: 1x bodyrow; 1 round)
    Ralph A.: 31:05 (35-lbs.; 1 round)
    Rob K.: 45:48
    Katie M.: 43:13 (15-lbs.; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, green, squat)
    Tamra.: dnf
    Mike D.: dnf
    Borja G.: 44:23 (35-lbs.)
    Erez Y.: 42:18 (25-lbs.; sub: squat, no pull-up)
    Keena S.: 24:42 (15-lbs.; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, blue; 1 round)
    Beth F.: 25:49 (15-lbs.; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, blue, 1 round)
    Derek B.: dnf
    Kris C.: dnf
    Ted K.: dnf
    Kristie K.: 27:00 (10-lbs.; sub: 400m row, jump-stretch pull-up, blue; 1 round)
    Amanda E.: 17:50 (15-lbs.; sub: 1x bodyrow; 1 round)
    Campbell R.: 21:59 (15-lbs.; sub: 1x bodyrow, lunge, 400m run; 1 round)
    Ravi S.: dnf
    Mayra C.: 24:16 (15-lbs.; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, red)
    Brian T.: 41:21 (15-lbs.; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, red)
    David O.: dnf
    Jeremy N.: 43:20
    Sidra C.: dnf
    Ivy F.: dnf
    Guy F.: 23:45 (15-lbs.; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, red; 1 round)
    Neil A.: 44:06
    Josh M.: 39:00 (35-lbs.)
    Jessy C.: dnf
    Jessica H.: 35:53
    Roselena R.: 41:10 (sub: no pull-up)
    Alex M.: 37:16 (45-lbs., 25-lbs.)
    Sakar P.: dnf
    Jeff W.: dnf
    Bill S.: 27:33 (15-lbs.; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, blue; 1 round)
    Kevin C.: dnf
    April H.: 26:35 (10-lbs., 10-lbs.; sub: 1x bodyrow; 1 round)
    Christy P.: 15:00 (1 round)
    Lisa C.: 27:55 (sub: 400m row, medicine ball slam, weighted sit-up; 1 round)
    Joseph P.: 30:34 (15-lbs.; sub: 1x bodyrow; 1 round)
    Jenn J.: 31:54 (15-lbs.; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, blue; 1 round)
    Matt W.: 29:36 (1 round)
    Jen M.: 34:36 (1 round)
    Ricky B.: 43:08
    Joe P.: 42:46
    Tod C.: 22:50 (25-lbs.; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, red; 1 round)
    Andrew R. 22:13 (25-lbs.; 1 round)
    Stuart W.: 27:33 (25-lbs.; 1 round)
    Sara D. 22:32 (15-lbs.; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, blue; 1 round)
    Chuck D.: 28:10 (14-lbs., 15-lbs.; sub; 1x bodyrow; 1 round)
    Anna H.: 29:32 (15-lbs.; sub: 1x bodyrow; 1 round)
    Steve D.: 41:46 (sub: box jump, 35-lb. single-arm snatch, single-arm overhead carry)
    Chad F.: 26:16 (25-lbs.; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, red; 1 round)
    Sean F.: dnf
    Thomas M.: 23:38 (25-lbs.; 1 round)
    Wayne C.: dnf (25-lbs.; 1 round)
    Amy S.: 27:03 (15-lbs.; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, blue; 1 round)
    Sean M.: 28:07 (1 round)
    Syed Q.: 27:16 (15-lbs.; sub; jump-stretch pull-up, green; 1 round)
    Gary C.: 21:45 (15-lbs.; sub: jump/kip pull-up, 20″ platform; 1 round)
    Meghan M.: 20:40 (1 round)
    Leota B. 31:08 (15-lbs.; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, blue; 1 round)
    Christine S.: 24:29 (15-lbs.; sub: thruster; 1 round)
    Susanna B. 31:00 (sub: jump/kip pull-up, 24”; 1 round)
    Caitlin F.: 39:43 (sub: jump-stretch pull-up, red)
    Mike S. 42:39
    Amy D.: 19:46 (15-lbs.; sub: bodyrow; 1 round)

    • coach | May 12, 2010 at 1:26 pm

      Notes for today:
      -40-minute time limit
      -floating wall ball substitution: thruster with 20/15-lb. dumbbells
      -DNF Substitutions:
      Tamra F.: sub: jump-stretch pull-up, red
      Mike D.: 25-lbs.; sub: bodyrow
      Derek B.: 25-lbs.; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, red, squat
      Kris C.: sub: jump-stretch pull-up, red
      Ted K.: 15-lbs.; sub: 400m row
      Ravi S.: 25-lbs.
      David O.: dnf
      Sidra C.: sub: jump-stretch pull-up, red
      Ivy F.: sub: jump-stretch pull-up, red
      Jessy C.: 15-lbs.
      Sakar P.: sub: jump-stretch pull-up, red
      Jeff W.: dnf
      Kevin C.: 25-lbs.
      Sean F.: 35-lbs.

      • alex m | May 12, 2010 at 1:57 pm

        i did the lunges at 45-lbs, but the 400m carry at 25-lbs

      • Erez | May 12, 2010 at 2:02 pm

        I dropped the rows.

  8. operationyetifit | May 12, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    pursuant to the discussions of radio silence and our conversations after the 8 AM. Here what I was led to think of

  9. Shana | May 12, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Ran a 5k at work for part of Armed Forces Week. 30:27. 9:47 m/m. A PR for me! 🙂 Sorry I’m missing today’s workout. Can I put in a request for a Pretty in Pink WOD? hehe.

  10. voidwhichbinds | May 12, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    “The rain on my car is a baptism, the new me, Ice Man, Power Lloyd, my assault on the world begins now. ”

    – Lloyd Dobler

  11. sblume | May 12, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Boondock Saints WOD:

    “The question is not how far. The question is, do you possess the constitution, the depth of faith, to go as far is as needed?” – Il Duce

    Not sure what exactly this one would entail, but I think a heavy complex of some sort. And the format would be AMRAP, but like the WOD we did a couple weeks ago where you don’t know what the time limit is.


    • mworden | May 12, 2010 at 6:27 pm

      I’m a fan of the unknown time limits.

  12. tubameat | May 12, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    5 O’CLOCKS:

    thank you all for pushing me through that awful shitfight. it may seem like im not listening when i wod, but i hear you loud and clear.

    keep squattin’

    steve d

    • voidwhichbinds | May 12, 2010 at 10:15 pm

      Anytime Steve – we got your back!

  13. voidwhichbinds | May 12, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    for the record, 25lb plate – WORST UMBRELLA EVAR!!!!!

    • TinkWants2GetStronger | May 12, 2010 at 10:58 pm

      Likes Todd’s comment! 😀


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