Rest Day Inspiration

I don’t know what Jacinto plans to do with the morning class tomorrow, but given that it’s a Rest Day on the main site, we’ll see if he comes up with something interesting again. At lunch class, which I’m covering, I’ll be taking requests and seeing what types of things people are in the mood to do.
In the meantime, though, I’d like to ask everyone to post their favorite quotation, especially if it’s of the inspirational variety (though it need not be). It doesn’t have to fitness related, either. Just good.
Vern Gambetta on building an aerobic base (and whether it’s necessary at all)
Soil vs. dirt
Meet the bar
The Modern Forager reviews Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food


  • Hari

    Tomorrow Night
    Black Box Friday Rest Day Dinner
    Ennio and Michael
    539 LaGuardia Place
    8:00 PM (or when you finish at Black Box)
    In so far (15): Andrew, Brian D, Carlos, Coach P, David (CF South Brooklyn), Erin, Hari, Jacinto, Josh, Juan G, Justin, Keith, Leslie, S2, Xuan Mai
    Anyone else?

  • Hari

    That should have been changed to “Tonight.”

  • Erica

    Hari I’m in for tommorow.

  • JuanG.

    i saw ‘the kingdom’ w/ Jamie Fox last year and Richard Jenkins has this line i thought was pretty cool.
    ‘You know, Westmoreland made all of us officers write our own obituaries during Tet, when we thought The Cong were gonna end it all right there. And, once we clued into the fact that life is finite, the thought of losing it didn’t scare us anymore. The end comes no matter what, the only thing that matters is how do you wanna go out, on your feet or on your knees? I bring that lesson to this job. I act, knowing that someday this job will end, no matter what. You should do the same.’
    kinda dark but still pretty cool.

  • Moon

    “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” – Kat Casimir

  • Coach P

    Moon, Michelle, and Sam-have an amazing time in NC. You will do the Black Box proud!

  • Jack Bauer

    “I’ve never really viewed myself as particularly talented. I’ve viewed myself as slightly above average in talent. And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping? I’m working. While the other guy’s eatin‚Äô? I’m working. While the other guy’s making love, I mean, I’m making love, too. But I’m working really hard at it”- Will Smith

  • mc

    “Its not about effort, its about results” – My old boss…verified when we lost a couple bil trading subprime mortgages and they laid our whole desk’s asses off

  • “Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.” Yoda

  • martin

    “All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.”
    –Calvin Coolidge

  • Robzilla

    Have a great time at the cert Moon, Michelle, and Sam!
    “A man will smile all the time
    When life flows on like a song.
    But a man worthwhile is one who can smile
    Even when life goes
    Dead Wrong”

  • JuanG.

    for when you fail a rep or if Keith just yelled at you for poor performance.
    [quoting “Self-Pity” by D.H. Lawrence]
    ‘I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A bird will fall frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.’

  • Kick ass at the cert, Michelle, Moom & Sam! Represent!

  • “Conan, what is best in life?”
    “Crush your enemies. See them driven before you. And to hear the lamentations of the women.”

  • Michelle, Sam and Moon–love it, live it and bring it back with ya!!
    “Happy times, making memories” Marisela (I think I got it right??)

  • Dex

    Can’t remember if I saw this on the cross fit NYC site once but:
    “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” Calvin Coolidge, 1872.

  • jacinto

    if you want to get some where move your feet.

  • jacinto

    todays wod for time
    30 lunges walking with bar overhead 45lbs
    20 mountain climbers
    15 situps
    10 burpees

  • “I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”
    — Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • jacinto

    erica it’s tonight

  • michelle


  • JoeP_NYC

    “Better to Pay in Cash” – Eliot Spitzer
    Serious now..
    “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe” – Abraham Lincoln

  • Paul S

    Any chance you will be at the box until 2:30 or so today?
    I can’t get there tonight or at 12:30, but could get there around 1:15 for a workout.
    I’d like to get one in, if possible.

  • Maura

    ‚ÄúYou’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.‚Äù – Robin Williams

  • Paul S

    “America is a nation without a distinct criminal class, with the possible exception of Congress.” — Mark Twain

  • Jeff

    “While the other guy’s making love, I mean, I’m making love, too.”- Will Smith
    Does Jada know about this “other guy” Will has been seeing?

  • “Men at some times are masters of their fates:
    The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars
    But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”
    – Julius Caesar, Act I, Scene ii

  • Kurt

    This is half of my favorite poem, Invictus, by William Henley:
    “In the fell clutch of circumstance
    I have not winced nor cried aloud.
    Under the bludgeonings of chance
    My head is bloody, but unbowed.
    Beyond this place of wrath and tears
    Looms but the Horror of the shade,
    And yet the menace of the years
    Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.”
    I have also always enjoyed General McAuliffe’s response to the commander of the German forces surrounding Bastogne and demanding the American’s surrender during the Battle of the Bulge-
    “To the German Commander
    The American Commander”
    That reaction has always been the way I would want to react to situation that seems desperate and you are given an easy way out, a sort of 1940’s version of “Bring It or Come Get Some.”
    Last, I have to admit I have always liked Churchill’s ability to accurately assess a situation, even while three sheets to the wind.
    ‚ÄúYou are drunk Sir Winston, you are disgustingly drunk.”
    “Yes, Mrs. Braddock, I am drunk. But you, Mrs. Braddock are ugly, and disgustingly fat. But, tomorrow morning, I, Winston Churchill will be sober.‚Äù

  • Paul, I’ve got a client at 1:30 so yeah I’ll be around. See you at 1:15!

  • Justin

    The way I feel about crossfit and why it works:
    “Self improvement is masturbation. Self destruction is the answer.” – Fight Club
    And good one in general:
    “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
    Thomas A. Edison
    Kick ass at the cert guys and gals… I know you will represent!

  • Paul S

    You rule!
    Thanks Allison

  • Brett_nyc

    great quotes today.
    I am so jealous of everyone who has been to a cert. One day I’ll go.

  • Tom

    “Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron‚Äôs cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
    – C.S. Lewis

  • Andrew

    “Fate is an average of direction.”
    – Chris Shreenan-Dyck, a friend of mine.

  • Robzilla

    “Sir, I bear a rhyme excelling
    In mystic force and magic spelling. ”
    Happy Pi Day!

  • Jack Bauer

    A Tyler inspired quote: “Better is the enemy of good.” (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire, 1694-1778)

  • Hari

    “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from
    time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” Thomas Jefferson

  • The Way is perfect like vast space
    where nothing is lacking and nothing
    is in excess. Indeed, it is due to our
    choosing to retain or reject that we do
    not see the true nature of things. Live
    neither in the entanglements of outer
    things, nor in inner feelings of emptiness.
    Be serene in the oneness of things and all
    dualistic ideas will vanish. When you try
    to stop activity to achieve passivity your
    very effort fills you with activity. As
    long as you remain in one extreme or the other
    you will never know Oneness.
    Those who do not live in the single Way
    fail in being either active or passive,
    present or empty. To deny the existence
    of things is to miss their reality; to
    assert the emptiness of things is to miss
    their reality. The more you talk and
    think about it, the further astray you
    wander from the truth. Stop talking and
    analyzing, and there is nothing you will
    not be able to understand. To return
    to the root is to find the meaning, but
    to pursue appearances is to miss the source.
    At the moment of inner enlightenment there
    is a going beyond appearance and emptiness.
    The changes that appear to occur in the
    empty world we call real only because of
    our ignorance. Do not search for the truth;
    only cease to cherish opinions.

  • dan def

    What It Takes to be Number 1
    Vince Lombardi
    “Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do things right once in a while; you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
    “There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game, and that’s first place. I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay, and I don’t ever want to finish second again. There is a second place bowl game, but it is a game for losers played by losers. It is and always has been an American zeal to be first in anything we do, and to win, and to win, and to win.
    “Every time a football player goes to play his trade he’s got to play from the ground up ‚Äî from the soles of his feet right up to his head. Every inch of him has to play. Some guys play with their heads. That’s O.K. You’ve got to be smart to be number one in any business. But more importantly, you’ve got to play with your heart, with every fiber of your body. If you’re lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he’s never going to come off the field second.
    “Running a football team is no different than running any other kind of organization ‚Äî an army, a political party or a business. The principles are the same. The object is to win ‚Äî to beat the other guy. Maybe that sounds hard or cruel. I don’t think it is.
    “It is a reality of life that men are competitive and the most competitive games draw the most competitive men. That’s why they are there ‚Äî to compete. To know the rules and objectives when they get in the game. The object is to win fairly, squarely, by the rules ‚Äî but to win.
    “And in truth, I’ve never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn’t appreciate the grind, the discipline. There is something in good men that really yearns for discipline and the harsh reality of head to head combat.
    “I don’t say these things because I believe in the “brute” nature of man or that men must be brutalized to be combative. I believe in God, and I believe in human decency. But I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle ‚Äî victorious.”
    – V. Lombardi

  • Moon

    Court, Dan – when are you getting those done in tattoos?

  • dan def

    This is a quote from the Man in the Arena speech given by Theodore Roosevelt in Paris in April of 1910:
    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

  • dan def

    “My greatest inspiration is a challenge to attempt the impossible.” — Albert A. Michelson

  • Jack Bauer

    Dan Def. I love that critic quote. We had to memorize that when I was pledging.
    And if you guys are going to get those tattoos I’d say get it done in Times New Roman.

  • Jeff

    “Junk-food dieters fake their way to skinny”
    Even if you don’t read the whole article, at least check out the insert window–BACON SALT!

  • Jeff

    “Everything should taste like bacon.”
    –Bacon Salt website

  • Justin

    And with the bacon quote, we have a winner!!!!

  • “A young man at university soon discovers that to recall a quote verbatim is far more difficult than to construct – and to a famed writer attribute – a false but authentic sounding one on the spot.”
    – Mark Twain

  • dan def

    While on Mark Twain quotes–
    “I never let my schooling interfere with my education.”

  • Ah, but yours is actually from Twain.

  • 30 overhead lunges 45lb
    20 mountain climbers
    15 sit ups
    10 burpees
    Time/ 11:35
    BOSU wall balls 50x time 1:57
    also workes on power cleans, behind the back deadlifts and rope pull up
    good 12pm group, MOTO!

  • marisela

    Serena, it’s actually “good times, makin memories”. I got it from my sis a million years ago. I think she may have gotten it from a movie.
    my fav’s:
    “in the animal kingdom it’s called presenting” -tyler while teaching someone to deadlift.
    “they call me crazy if i fail
    but the chance that i make it is one in a million and they can call me brilliant
    if i succeed gravity is nothing to me
    i’m moving at the speed of sound i just wanna get my feet wet until i drown.”
    -ani difranco

  • marisela

    Serena, it’s actually “good times, makin memories”. I got it from my sis a million years ago. I think she may have gotten it from a movie.
    my fav’s:
    “in the animal kingdom it’s called presenting” -tyler while teaching someone to deadlift.
    “they call me crazy if i fail
    but the chance that i make it is one in a million and they can call me brilliant
    if i succeed gravity is nothing to me
    i’m moving at the speed of sound i just wanna get my feet wet until i drown.”
    -ani difranco

  • Thanks Marisela for the correction

  • “The race doesn‚Äôt always belong to the swift nor the battle to the strong. It belongs rather to those who run the race, who stay the course and who fight the good fight.” — from Carl Yastrzemski’s Hall of Fame acceptance speech
    “I don’t care if I die out there. … You can’t be tired. You don’t think about being tired. You think about going out there and whooping someone.”
    — David Ortiz
    “There is no spoon” – Keanu Reeves as Neo.

  • Josh R

    22:32 with 16lb kb.

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