Wednesday 080226
Three minutes at each station:
Lunging Buellers
Virtual Shoveling
Medball Pushups
Switch at three minutes and take no rest between stations. Score is the total number of reps. Post score to comments.

"jack" & maura
Elite athletes have better balance
Gym Etiquette 101
CrossFit (& CFNYC in particular) gets a shout-out from Mark’s Daily Apple!
IOC allows athletes to blog (just don’t use the “O” word)
Chickensaurus Rex!
Today’s long read: Amazing stories of soldiers in Afghanistan
Way to represent! EC, Ewen, and Robzilla at the Crash-B’s:
EC, Ewen, and Robzilla at the Crash-B's


  • Coach P

    “What do you mean I can’t do any more pullups today?”
    Greg: “Tomorrow’s another day Maura, and you might want to lay off those lemons.”

  • JuanG

    ‘Maura is not pleased with the fact she has to wait to be next on the GHD’
    No marines in that article. (173rd Airborne)

  • Ewen

    “Maura realizes, belatedly, that Greg may have been pulling her leg: New-Skin on a torn blister hurts just as much with one sleeve rolled-up.”
    Pics from CRASH B’s:

  • Kurt

    Since I can’t come up with a caption that isn’t horribly offensive, I think I will just leave that one alone.
    By the way, what are lunging Buellers?
    Interesting that this is three exercises for three minutes each, rather than 3 exercises for one minute for three rounds. I know the principle of FGB is to keep you changing the movement so you don’t slow down intensity. Is this extended round duration here to insure complete muscle failure by the end of the WOD?

  • Moon

    “Don’t pay those other kids any mind. Your cocktail arm is coming along really great!”

  • Dave

    Keith! I finally got your mail a couple of weeks ago (let’s just say internet is slow around here plus I’ve barely even had time to sleep, much less do anything else!). Thank you to you and the BlackBox for the shirt and BlackBox WOD “bags”. I had one prominently stapled to the wall in my office to remind me to go to the gym. :)
    Well, I’m going to be on the way back very shortly for almost 3 weeks of R&R and I’m hoping to stop by if I’m around NYC!

  • sarena

    Great pic, awesome accomplishments Ewen, Rob and EC. And to think I have all the same tops as each of you!!
    Will stop in the next few days to spread the Swiss chocolate cheer I brought back for all those not too Paleo concerned!!
    And for those still interested in healthy eating::
    Yesterday I went to the doctor for my yearly physical. My blood
    pressure was high, my cholesterol was high, I¢d gained some weight
    and I didnt feel so hot.
    My doctor said eating right doesnt have to be complicated and it
    would solve my physical problems. He said just think in colors; fill my
    plate with bright colors: greens, yellows, reds, etc.
    I went right home and ate an entire bowl of M&Ms and sure enough, I
    felt better immediately. I never knew eating right could be so easy.

  • Hari

    All this talk about high blood pressure has me wondering. Does over training elevate blood pressure?
    When I went for my first physical after one year of CrossFit, all my stats improved dramatically except for the first time ever my blood pressure was elevated. Thinking back, I’m sure I had done three or more days of WOD’s before the exam. I recall that Jon at “Again Faster” wrote about his elevated blood pressure.
    I know that after a particularly a few days of brutal WOD’s, my pulse seems high for the next day or two. Is there a similar effect on blood pressure?

  • michelle

    moon u win.

  • marisela

    i think tyler made up this wod so he could see the mexican hard at work again.
    we argued about the weight on the bueller lunges and he won. i did the same weight as everyone else :(
    total count: 96
    my hip feels better, but i’m still really aware of it. we’ll see tomorrow.

  • Jack Bauer

    Hands down! Nice one Moon!

  • Jack Bauer

    Question: Does anyone know of a good doctor for sports related injuries? A friend of mine pulled her shoulder and also has a stiff neck as a result of the injury. Wanted to send her to someone that is: a-local b-has an insurance provider!
    Thanks ya’ll

  • Jeff

    I used to play hockey with a doctor of physical medicine. I only visited him once, so I can’t really vouch for how great his expertise is. He’s located nearby Union Square. He’s also Ukrainian, if that matters.

  • George

    my mother is a physician’s assistant for an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery on 70th and york.
    Hit me on my email and I will give you her info.

  • George

    my mother is a physician’s assistant for an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery on 70th and york.
    Hit me on my email and I will give you her info.

  • Maura

    hahaha. wow, that’s a keeper. can’t we at least show my hands too?!! :)

  • Robzilla

    “…and there’s no such thing as the Easter Bunny either”

  • Jeff

    So is anybody going to tell us what a lunging Bueller is?

  • Jack Bauer

    This is the T-shirt I am going to wear to the Cert. Going to Represent the box hard!

  • Robzilla

    I think that’s a typo. It should be Lounging Bueller. Here’s an example if you’re unfamiliar:

  • Dan L

    Maura: “What do you mean my bull calf is named Greg?”
    Since I didn’t know what 2/3rds of the posted workout meant, I just went for a run.

  • derek

    virtual shovel, 86. med pushups, 45. bueller thing, 39. =170.

  • Court

    “Despite 11 rounds of FGB and Greg’s goading, Maura still couldn’t stomach an “Elation” chug-athon”.

  • michelle

    “What do you mean Greg had no idea what he was talking about when he said shirts with one sleeve missing is the new rage?”

  • juanG

    mbp: 47
    buellers: 25
    vs: 45

  • Jon S.

    Total: 118 as RX’d
    And the winner of website of the day:

  • sarena
  • sarena

    Just got this from Lululemon
    Leap into Leap Day! Join us at the store (1928 Broadway at 64th) on Friday, February 29th for complimentary skipping workshops with instructors from Aerospace! Sessions will be about 15 minutes long and will take place at 10:30am, 3:30pm, and 5:30pm. Jump ropes and snacks provided!
    Jack Bauer–email subject was:
    men, bare your arms! ladies, get your groove (pants) on!

  • Jack Bauer

    Jon S that website was hilarious!
    Sarena, the word is spreading! :-)

  • Kurt

    Resticles: 136
    Back needs a break, glad it is a rest day for me tomorrow. Of course that means I have to go suit shopping….grrrr…rather do more crossfit.

  • Moon

    I just have one thing to say.
    “7 rounds for time.” Goodness.

  • michelle

    i know moon-what was kvetching about 5 rounds for anyway. cripes.