SHUT UP AND DO SOME PULLUPS!

Warning: Videos contain “Greek”, “Snatch” and “Jerk”.
Stop acting like this.
Check your netiquette.
Monday 071029
With a continuously running clock do one pull-up the first minute, two pull-ups the second minute, three pull-ups the third minute… continuing as long as you are able.
Use as many sets each minute as needed.
Post number of minutes completed to comments.
Compare to 070618.

I hope all this animosity leads to some fierce competition and high scores.
If these two can learn to love each other, why can’t we?
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Responses

  • marisela

    amen brother

  • http://www.brockjones.com/beer/overhead_pale.htm juan gonzalez

    I effin love that comment meeting video.

  • Ewen

    14 rounds.
    Unbroken sets through 12; grip started failing at 13 minutes; straight downhill from there.
    070618: 11
    1’m so l33t I pwned my own nOOb a$$!!!1!one!1

  • marisela

    in response to me being a legend in my own mind:
    i’m glad you know enough to name yourself “penis” i find that hilarious. kudos
    and, i am a legend. i leave an impression everywhere i go. people remember me and, more importantly, i love being me.
    everyone should.
    it is the typical “penis” behavior to think that because i like myself, i am narcissistic and conceited. my strength makes people uncomfortable, and the people that it doesn’t bother are the people i surround myself with. i am “older” now and i understand that confidence is not a personality defect. we should all be so lucky to think that we, ourselves are great. from the way we look to the things we do to the way we speak, think and feel.
    i am not an elite athelete at all, and i know it. i never have been, but no one can deny that my form is spot on. i can say inappropriate things from time to time, but ALWAYS acknoweledge when i am wrong. i know my weakness’ as well as i know my strengths and i believe that it is important to acknoweledge them, often.
    everyone, especially women, should tell themselves how great they are all the time because there isn’t always going to be someone there to tell you. we have to believe in ourselves first. i have a healthy self image. that is my condition and my choice. i love being me.
    i don’t think this one was subtle

  • juan gonzalez

    so that’s dammit’s baby’s momma?

  • juan gonzalez

    nobody cares.
    pwned!
    nooob
    hahaha

  • juan gonzalez

    sorry, couldn’t resist.
    :)

  • Jack Bauer

    Does that dress make me look fat?

  • marisela

    yes, jack, it does

  • Dan L.

    In reference to the crudely-named author from yesterday’s discussion,
    Seriously now, in a forum where people are voicing their opinions on a complex issue, childlike behavior such as anonymous trolling should be avoided. Especially when it’s directed at one of the women trying to give a nuanced explanation as to her own take on femininity.
    I don’t think I need to into detail about either of the following:
    a. The damage that such posts does to the legitimacy of this list serve as a forum to voice concerns with the Crossfit program.
    b. The irony of a poster with such a name telling a women to not be “cocky”.

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

    I refer you again to the new approved list of exercises:
    From now on the following exercises should be called by their new names:
    Back Extensions = Pretty Pink Pony Raises
    Glute Ham Situps = Rainbow Situps
    Pisols = Bunny Hops
    Kettlebells = Cuddle Bells
    Burpees = Kittens
    Snatches = Lady Raises
    Jerks = Fun Presses
    Cleans = Happy Lifts
    Squat = Tushy Push
    Deadlift = Shoe Shopping

  • marisela

    i also just want every one to know that for a woman that is so “cocky”, i have been trying to find a way to quit my job at the private gym for weeks now to no avail.
    the reason being that i am afraid to let my boss down because i know he doesn’t have someone else to cover.
    i hate the job. i don’t make any money and i already have another job where i do make money that i enjoy.
    i have been sitting here, anxious about how to say it and i know i need to do it soon.
    is send an email totally unprofessional and cowardly?
    i don’t think i have ever quit a job before. (not without a big fight and an “f*** you, i quit!” before i storm out):/ so i don’t know proper protocol.
    this is where i am a big wussy.
    help.

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

    definitely face to face. especially since you like him, you owe him that.
    you can do it. i have faith in you, marisela.

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

    Thanks for posting the videos of the great Greek lifting legend Pyrros Dimas.
    (I love him for his mind, I swear, not just because he’s gorgeous, strong, and highly objectifiable.)

  • Moon

    Jack – it’s not the dress that’s making you look fat…
    (Dude, I’m sorry – I had to. When you toss the softballs up like that…)
    [General Disclaimer After Reading The Weekend Of Some Deep Posts: I really hope nobody found that – or other comments, jabs, ideas, innuendosities and ramblings I have put forth to be unacceptable. Not because I consider the act of simply being offensive to be a crime but for me, to be truly offensive to people I like for no cause is something I try very hard to avoid doing.]

  • marisela

    when they do the lifts at the olympics, do they have to hold the weight over head for a certain amount of time?? dimas always hold it for about 5 seconds then looks at the judges(?), then drops it.

  • Jack Bauer

    Damn it Moon-I left myself wide open for that one! Doesn’t help that the dress is a small, and made for a size 4 woman.
    Yeah apparently I missed out on a lot of angry post this weekend while I was away-and boy am I glad. A sense of humor allows you not take yourself to seriously and not to make light of others, as my Grandfather once told me. Add in a dash of netiquette and I think this blog will be back on track.
    Let’s keep it about fitness, and fun, and making fun of Keith-like it supposed to be!
    BTW-Thanks Keith for the Oly class on Sunday and helping me get up to a 145# clean!

  • marisela

    i disagree, jack.
    i think what does make it fun is the heavy discussions. this site didn’t bash allison. allison didn’t bash a2. nor did anybody (on this site). i have never witnessed anyone called names on this blog that wasn’t in good fun with understanding. why write only trite jokes when there is more to talk about than that. just because some of the posts don’t call for LOL or LMAO every third line doesn’t mean that they can’t be fun or funny.
    the discussions this weekend made me think. and not only think, but made me have to write my thoughts down. that makes for more valid discussion and stronger discussion with people that i respect and maybe don’t always agree with.
    i like being able to discuss more serious things because i seem more likely to say “fuck off” in person. i can really get my thoughts together when i have an edit button.
    btw…i don’t ever want to see you work out in shorts again. you have to wear a dress.

  • Jack Bauer

    I am burning the dress and retiring the wig! Donating it to the Box

  • Moon

    Marisela – if he wears the dress, he must wear shorts underneath lest we be forced to ban the Knees To Elbows exercise out of love for all that’s good and decent in this world.

  • Ewen

    Well I disagree too, Marisela.
    Whether it was intended or not, A2 got quite a beating here (again). But that topic went nowhere fast, so I’d rather leave it be.
    I personally think that the majority of rest day discussions on the main site are detrimental to the growth and respectability of Crossfit. For different reasons, some of what has been posted here, particularly over the last two days, can be detrimental to our little gym’s growth and reputation.
    I’ve never been a fan of blogs and chat rooms as “community” builders, especially when there is a real-life operation that depends on the individuals within that so-called community. If things turn sour, people don’t just leave crossfitnyc.com. They leave the Black Box.
    Maybe this site needs a members-only forum for off-topic chit chat and deep musings. And maybe it needs to re-think its overall tone and content as it keeps expanding beyond a roomfull of buddies. But I don’t make those calls. I can only try to do more good than harm when I post on the website and when I step into the gym. That’s all any of us should be worried about, really.

  • Jack Bauer

    Again, I was kidding. My point exactly.
    I agree with you 100% Ewen. I think it’s a great place for heavy discussion related to a variety of topics (and still making fun of Keith too), but I agree that the majority of those comments this weekend got out of hand. But that’s just my opinion.
    Moon, you’re on fire today!

  • michelle

    on a lighter note, keith finally taught me to do cleans today with an actual barbell (i.e not a medicine ball and not a pvc pipe). and i managed to use 50lb for a bunch of sets and somewhere during the sets keith paid me a compliment which went something (ok EXACTLY) like this:
    “hey you aren’t completely retarded at this!”
    after we learned from Juan that the elements class is fondly referred to as the “elementards” I feel that I have indeed made some progress on the totem pole.
    but really-I was very psyched! thx keith!

  • Moon

    Michelle – congratz for getting that compliment. Usually I’m pleased when I get something from Keith on the order of “I suppose that clean didn’t suck as bad as the last few. But then I am still suffering from extreme nausea possibly even PTSD after watching you attempt that first rep. You should expect to hear from my lawyer.”

  • michelle

    yes Moon-I was happy my form graduated to the “mildly retarded at least I can bear to watch you do another set without shaking my head in disgust several hundred times and asking you what your problem is”.
    keith however knows better than to pull out the lawyer line on me since I went to a better law school than he did :)

  • http://www.crossfitnyc.com marisela

    but, also remember that the comments that were out of hand were not made by the people on this blog. the name calling was not made by me or allison or avery. i don’t think the nyc site was anywhere near as un pc as the main site.
    ewen, you have always been respectful and kind on the blog. i rather enjoy your posts eloquence. but not all of us share the same opinions and/or personalities. look at mr. bauer who is almost never “eloquent” (no offense) but just a plethora of LOL and LMAO.
    i like reading and posting here because of what we all bring to it. and i welcome criticism. god knows i criticize enough, but anytime i have posted controversial comments it has been about something i know a lot about, being a woman. something that men will never be able to experience. you will never know what it is like to be the “weaker sex”. (that pains me even to type)

  • michelle

    hey guys-some nice news from israel-Sarena is a grandmother-I think this is our first offical grandmother at the Black Box! I am sure Sarena already got her grandson a set of kettlebells to start working with. who needs those baby rattles right? Sarena-mazel Tov!

  • Yoon

    In regards to Oly lifting rules, for the finish you just have to remain motionless with the arms and legs extended and feet parallel long enough to receive a down signal…usually just a second or two, but sometimes a bit more.

  • Moon

    Yay baby!

  • sam

    I really hate to comment on this whole issue but really this is the definition of a “storm in a teacup”. Or indeed making a “mountain out of a molehill”.
    I can’t believe the amount of crap that has been thrown around because of the A2 interview.
    Here is what I saw when I watched that: a person being herself.
    What I find hilarious is that if you took the words that were actually said and replaced A2 with someone less good looking, i’m pretty sure none this would have happened.
    So she’s enthusiastic and bubbly and the interviewer was clearly feeding off that energy. Judging from the out-takes the interview wasn’t planned and it seems simply foolish to denounce the interviewer/organisers for being sexist/un-pc.
    Really, I think some people take life way too seriously at times.
    Thinking negatively only makes people depressed so let’s all look on the bright side of life shall we?
    :)
    BTW: My shoulder is still hurting and painful so not sure what to do.

  • Hari

    Sam writes,
    “Thinking negatively only makes people depressed so let’s all look on the bright side of life shall we? . . . . BTW: My shoulder is still hurting and painful so not sure what to do.”
    I guess you can look on the bright side, Sam: Only one of your two shoulders hurts.

  • Hari

    Sarena,
    Congratulations, grandma!

  • michelle

    Ok I thought we were done with all of this but Sam- that was your impression-which is fine. But for many others it was not. And to state in a conclusory fashion at the end of about 7000 posts about this that because other people reacted differently means that they “take life too seriously” and that they “think too negatively” adds nothing substantive and is tantamount to name calling. I know that is not your intent, but there is a longer history here, and simply because you do not agree does not ipso facto mean that this was not a real issue for many people. Telling people to “lighten up” because it did not personally bother you is just not helpful. Especially after all the hits that our Alison had to take for asking a simple question. You know what– Nadia Shatila is beautiful and she was interviewed as well and the interview and reaction was very different– so no I don’t think it was simply because A2 was good looking. Thats an easy way out. But again, that is your impression. But I am sure your impression is not based soley on the fact that you do not take life too seriously. Give Alison, Avery, Sarena, Hari , me, Brian, marisela , Morgan and anyone else who has posted a comment about this a little more credit.
    I hope ur shoulder feels better!

  • sam

    hahaha, yes that’s true Hari :)
    Seriously though, i’m suffering from severe crossfit withdrawl symptoms, I miss sweating like a beast every evening.
    I’m thinking about just doing multiple rounds of tabata squats tonight, just to make myself feel better.
    I have more mobility in my shoulder than I did on Friday but if I make an L shape with my left arm (with fist facing foward like im punching) and try to rotate it so my first it knuckles to the sky, basically I cant. It hurts too much.
    If anyone knows what muscle this is, and anything I can do to help it, it would me much appreciated.
    Hope to be back soon.

  • sam

    Thanks, Michelle, of course we all have our own impression, obviously yours was different to mine and I completely respect everyone’s point of view.
    My point about taking life too seriously wasn’t pointed at anyone’s specific comments (Allison, Avery, Sarena, Hari, Brian etc etc everyone you mentioned).
    It was more about the general negative argumentative atmosphere that can appear in situations like this. People need to remember that everyone has their own map of the world, and they’re all different. And we need to respect that fact and not let it generate negative feelings.
    People are awesome, we’re all different. Wouldn’t it suck if everyone thought the same?

  • michelle

    gotcha. :)
    unfortunately most of the negativity came hurling at Alison from the main site. If more people actually respected the fact that people have a different map of the world, they might have treated her post with a little more respect.
    cu soon I hope!

  • Dan L.

    15 Rounds Pullups
    13 rounds Pushups
    First 11 sets unbroken on pulls.

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

    Mazel Tov, Sarena! That’s fantastic. You got there just in time!

  • Adam

    “and now for something completely different….”
    I’ve decided that I want to join the elements class but, if I do, can I be the kid with the “heart” power???
    We’ll need a few more people for earth, wind, water, and fire and after seeing you in that dress Greg, I nominate you to be that hot chick with the wind power!

  • sam

    Dude, I wanted to be the heart kid, he even had a pet monkey!

  • Adam

    I always love watching Pyrros Dimas lift. It’s quite funny though, to read the comments posted on youtube and see how many of them criticize him. People who will never in their life accomplish an 1/8 of what he has and don’t even have a fraction of the determination of a man who competed in FOUR olympic games and won three gold medals.

  • http://www.crossfitnyc.com marisela

    8 rds +9 pullups w band
    5 rds +4 pushups nip and navel to the ground
    CONGRATS SERENA!!!

  • http://www.bayonnerugby.com/ juan gonzalez

    9 rounds pull ups
    14 rounds push ups
    mazel tov

  • Hari

    I’d like to point out what I see as the key points regarding yesterday’s discussion:
    1. Avery’s original bog post, as I read it, had nothing to do with A2 in specific. The post was asking whether CrossFit women are taken less seriously than CrossFit men, and it used A2’s interview simply as an example.
    2. After reading Avery’s post, I wrote that I was in strong agreement with much of what she had written, and I added my own perspective, which is that women who encourage superficial treatment contribute to the problem.
    3. Allison made an honest attempt to poll the national community, but somehow, this was widely perceived as personally attacking A2, when she was not.
    Upon further reflection, I see the following:
    1. Those of us who work in corporate America have become acutely aware of the notion of a “hostile work environment.” The sort of innuendo and banter that goes back and forth at Black Box would be a major liability for any company facing a sexual harassment suit.
    2. The liability would include not only innuendo about “snatches,” but also innuendo about “sweaty balls.”
    3. In fact, sexual harassment law is not applicable at a place like Black Box, because members are not employees; they are customers.
    4. Nonetheless, many of us have developed a heightened sensitivity for the notion that what is inappropriate in an academic or corporate environment is also inappropriate in less formal environment. Most for-profit retailers have taken this to an extreme. Black Box has perhaps gone a bit in the opposite direction.
    5. Many people who spend most of their time outside of academic and corporate environments do not share the same perception regarding what is and is not appropriate.
    6. We all seem to want the same thing—mutual respect for one another—but we are less than in agreement as to what that precisely that entails.
    7. The environment at Black Box is offensive to a number of people.
    8. There is a certain amount of debate whether those people are too sensitive, or whether others are too thoughtless and/or crude.
    9. Unlike the workplace, members do not go to the Human Resources Department. They post on the blog and/or they simply leave.
    10. It has been observed that Black Box has a relatively low percentage of women for a CrossFit affiliate. Some of that may be the facility (which will soon be upgraded). Some of that may be the atmosphere (which, in my opinion, should be upgraded).
    11. In the absence of some adult supervision by the people in charge, there is potential for Black Box to descend into something out of “Lord of the Flies.”

  • sam

    Hari, how would you suggest upgrading the atmosphere?
    If you’ve seen people behaving in a way you think is inappropriate, would you go and have a one on one with them?
    I imagine a traditional gym might send out a letter to all its members. I can’t remember if I gave the blackbox my address but that could be an option.
    Re: Lord of the flies. It could happen, if it does I can only hope that i’m Ralph and not Piggy…

  • http://www.crossfitnyc.com Rick Deckard

    Sam-
    it sounds as if the external rotators in your shoulders are a bit knackered, aka your S.I.T.S. muscles, aka the rotator cuff. Probably in the middle of a minor inflammation cycle, so some NSAIDs
    are in order, along with a proteolytic enzyme like Vitalzyme between meals. Plus, a lot of joint mobility, like some R-Phase drills from Z-Health; come in and I’ll show you. Have you really been going for the “kip” in your pullups lately? Call if you need, 917-816-8542.

  • sarena

    Thanx 4 all the warm wishes fellow CFers. I am now in love and I only met the little guy for a few minutes and havent even hekd him yet!!

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

    8 rounds of pullups (kipping still feels funky/weird on my rotator cuffs, rrgh).
    12 rounds of pushups if i remember correctly. (keith had us do a pushup version of today’s WOD.)
    CONGRATS, SARENA! I’m so excited we’ve got a buff grandma at the Box now. We rock!

  • Hari

    12 Rounds Even

  • Brian D.

    Since we are choosing Captain Planet characters… I choose to be Ma-Ti’s monkey!

  • Adam

    18 rounds + 10 and a few ripped calluses.
    Followed up with:
    Front Squat
    165 x 6 x 6
    Standing press
    105 x 6 x 6
    Congrats Sarena

  • marisela

    well put hari.
    as for the amount of women at the box, in my experience as a trainer i have often encountered female clients that complain about workouts that are too intense. i don’t get as many men that complain for the same reason. a lot of being “girlie” is the lack of desire to work out. i had a girl ask me today if i “dread going to the gym to work out” because she does. i proceeded to tell her that it was simply a silly question because i am a TRAINER. (those years in college must have been a waste!)
    i think that there are less women that are as into fitness as cross fitters have to be and that is why there are less women. not only that, but gyms can ALWAYS be intimidating to women. that is why there are all female gyms like lucille roberts and very few, if any all male gyms.
    i believe it is, again, a confidence and interest issue.

  • Robzilla

    Congratulations Sarena!
    Oh, and I got 12 rds +8 pullups

  • alex

    Oh how I miss reading the site during the day!

  • xuan mai

    Marisela,
    I respectfully take exception to “a lot of being “girlie” is the lack of desire to work out.” I spend the majority of my time around men and I must say, there are just as many men out there who are loathe to workout. There have been men who come to the martial arts school I belong to who after 20 minutes start to complain about the intensity. Who knows how long they’ve been sedentary or overweight?
    As a matter of fact, when I started studying martial arts, I was overweight and had been sedentary for most of my life. Most of the instructors had a similar disdain for me that you seem to have for some of your clients. They also thought I was “girlie” and timid. Girlie, no, timid in my new endeavors, yes. It only took one instructor’s encouragement to get me past that initial hump.
    Finally, every gym that I have been to (with the exception of CFNYC) has given me some sort of Nautilus-driven workout to start off with. Needless to say, I dreaded going to the gym to workout. Perhaps if somebody had introduced me to Olympic Weightlifting and Crossfit a few years ago, I’d be more like one of the uber-ladies we see on the main site and less like the schlub that I am now. (Who am I kidding? I’m an IT professional, I’ll always be a little bit of a schlub!)
    It’s tough walking into the Box. And, even more intimidating for people who are out of shape. The bottom line is: if you want to increase membership from both genders, a more encouraging attitude is required.

  • father time

    did 2 wods today 1st.round 15 2nd round 11+5 father time just doesn’t know when to stop

  • Jack Bauer

    11 rounds of pullups and some change! A big accomplishment. It was cool to work out with Court and Keith…
    Court you are right-we are all going to Hell!

  • Robzilla

    You are why I get my butt into the gym Father Time…

  • Nick P

    RESPECT WOrD of the Day:
    Sexist remarks/jokes = 1000 Burpees
    Sexist photos or blogs= 1,000 minutes of L sits
    Calling Elements/ Beginners Class names = 500 Handstand Push Ups
    Intimidation = 1,500 ring dips
    Other inappropriate behaviour = TBD
    Lack of good judgement= Heaping dose of shame
    Substitute an ass kicking by the entire CFNYC for the WOrD of the day.
    Post times to anybody who care’s and get your crap out of the Box.
    :):):):):)

  • marisela

    nick p, i think you are going to have to do all of the above for doing all of the above.
    xuan mai, i apologize for my lack of sensitivity and i know by using the word “girlie” i wouldn’t get my entire point across.
    when i use any word in “” i usually mean the stereotype version of the word. by “girlie” i don’t mean all girls, i mean the type of women that make me ashamed to be a woman not only because of the stereotype they put out, but because of the superiority i feel tward them. (this is my own issue)
    when i say “man” i mean the ones that ARE sexist, and not because they might post a photo of ladies in bikini’s (or thongs), but because they really don’t appriciate women. i know there are good, strong amazing men out there, but unfortunately the bad one’s get in the way of the good ones. (this goes for any group of people)
    i know that men complain about working out, too, and i think (in my opinion) that men are more likely to quit than women. but i have spoken to a lot of women about crossfit and the general answer i get is “i could never do that”. the men don’t respond the same way. i don’t think we have a problem keeping the women that are into it, there just aren’t as many as there are men.

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