Swing Time!

Tuesday 071002
21, 18, 15, 12, 9, 6, 3 reps of
Kettlebell Swings
Push Presses
For time.
Men use 24kg KB and 75lb barbell. Women use 16kg and 55lbs.
Post experiences to comments.

The Thorax: the forgotten link in human motion.
Now that’s what I call a squat!
Four-time Olympic gold medalist Al Oerter dies at 71.
oerter_gal_l_03.jpg FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Al Oerter, the discus great who won gold medals in four straight Olympics to become one of track and field's biggest stars in the 1950s and '60s, died Monday. He was 71.
Oerter died of heart failure at a hospital near his Fort Myers Beach home, wife Cathy Oerter said. He dealt with high blood pressure since he was young and struggled with heart problems, she said.
Oerter won gold medals in 1956, 1960, 1964 and 1968. Oerter and Carl Lewis are the only track and field stars to capture the same event in four consecutive Olympics. Oerter, however, is the only one to set an Olympic record in each of his victories.
Born in New York City, Oerter was 6-foot-4 and once competed at nearly 300 pounds. He dispensed with coaching and conventional training methods, molding himself into a fierce competitor who performed his best when the stakes were highest.
In Melbourne in 1956, Oerter threw 184 feet, 11 inches on his first toss and watched in amazement when nobody else, including teammate and world-record holder Fortune Gordien, came close to beating him. He came from behind to win again in Rome, and overcame torn rib cartilage and other injuries to make it three in a row at the Tokyo Games in 1964.
Later in life, Oerter discovered a new passion and took up abstract painting.
Oerter maintained his Olympic ties through Art of the Olympians, a program he founded to give him and other former Olympians who have taken up art to showcase their work.
Read more about Oerter here.


  • http://www.rachelkramerbussel.com Rachel

    That’s my baby cousin, Adam, though I can’t take credit for his athletic ability. His mom is a yoga teacher and his parents have him doing downward dog and other yoga poses. I can attest that it was so cute to watch him follow Allison’s instructions. Future Crossfit member!!

  • dan def

    I am Jack’s Thorax…

  • Ewen

    Post workout: a bunch of failed muscle-ups.

  • http://www.crossfitnyc.com Tyler Durden

    As Rx’d 9:16

  • http://www.allisonbojarski.blogspot.com Allison

    10:53, as rx’d

  • http://www.allisonbojarski.blogspot.com Allison

    Some quotes from the late, great Al Oerter:
    “As long as I can concentrate and remain somewhat calm, I can normally do very well.”
    “I don’t compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.”
    “I don’t think the discus will ever attract any interest until they let us start throwing them at each other.”
    “I never set out to beat the world. I just set out to do my absolute best.”
    “To exercise at or near capacity is the best way I know of reaching a true introspective state. If you do it right, it can open all kinds of inner doors.”

  • marisela

    as rx’d
    didn’t hear the end of the time due to pent up hostility. god know i have enough of that.
    next monday the 8th i have another show.
    back fence
    corner of bleeker and thompson
    love to see you all there.

  • sam

    Marisela, what sort of a show? Music, dance, theatre?

  • http://www.allisonbojarski.blogspot.com Allison

    Sam, Marisela sings and plays guitar (and very well, might I add). Check out her myspace:

  • http://www.rachelkramerbussel.com Rachel

    I used 12kg and 42lbs, 12:09

  • JUAN G.

    Im going to mariselas gig.

  • Jack Bauer

    Why do you people keep prostituting Cort like that? For god sakes man, have some mercy!

  • Kevin

    11:10 as rx’d
    Tough workout. Thanks for the strategy Keith.
    I wonder if I would have done the swings from 21 to 15 nonstop if I would have been faster or slower overall. Next time

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