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Terry Dickman 09-17-2010 03:09 PM

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September 16th, 2010
M.E. Front Squat 5-5-5-3-3-3

[B]165X5, 185X5, 195X5, 205X3, 210X3, 215X3[/B]

Rest 5:00

How Many Rounds can you complete in 10:00?

Hang Power Snatch 7 Reps (95lbs/45lbs)
Dips 7 Reps
KTE 7 Reps

[B]5 rounds + Snatches + 6 Dips[/B]

Pat Quigley 09-17-2010 03:17 PM

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good to see you back Terry. Thought of that video of you doing the thruster on this years' comp. Form looked perfect. Mine look something like push jerks--still need work on hip flexibility.

Warm up on treadmill, frankestein walks, hip circles, pass thru's w. stretch cord.

Strength: 5,3,1(95%):5X313,3X405,1X455.

Friday 100917

Three rounds, 9-6-and 3 reps, for time of:
165 pound barbell Thrusters
Muscle-Up

Scale on the latter: 135# and knees to elbows. Finished in 3:40 (forgot the rings)

Eileen Schreiber 09-17-2010 06:01 PM

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John, re: Cougar Article

After I wrote it, I felt like the entire writing of it was narcissistic.. like.. me me me. But it's about EXACTLY what you said - here we are doing things that we never dreamt (or at least I didn't), getting better as we get older. Who woulda thunk it?

And the other point of it is that the whole Cougar thing, at least in my experience, is backwards. It's the cubs who hunt.. !

Yes. We fill that hole with improving ourselves and just feeling amazingly awesome about it. It's healthy. It forges community and fitness. It puts us in places where we spend as much time cheering each other on as we motivate ourselves. What else could be better?

Thanks!

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Bill Houghton 09-17-2010 07:36 PM

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[QUOTE=John Jaeckel;844497]

I think the gist of your article is that we CF cougars fill that lost youth hole inside of us with replenishing, tightening, endorphin pumping insane exercise that people our ages "shouldn't do."

Maybe there is some narcissism there, but it seems so much healthier and noble! Thx for the read![/QUOTE]


Nicely stated John. Have you seen the book "Younger Next Year" by Chris Crowley? Excellent. What most Americans say is aging is deconditioning. I get a flush of euphoria after heavy lifts that is pretty startling. I want more.

Deb Weber 09-18-2010 03:20 AM

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[B]09.17.2010-Friday[/B]
3 hours of sleep ugh

Warmup

Deadlift
3x5x220#

Front squat
5x10x85#

rest day today, plans....

John Burch 09-18-2010 06:26 AM

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WU
row 100m X5
10 wallball
10 pushup
90 jumprope
20 GHD backextension
10 GHD situp
10 pullup

Squat
3X2 @235#
3X2 @245#

WOD 5 rounds
20 KB swings swings @ 55#
20 situp
8:47

m/55/180 CrossFitChesterton

Eileen Schreiber 09-18-2010 07:44 AM

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Question for you guys.

Even though I'm not 50 yet, can I hang out here?

I swear y'all really inspire me.

I don't have to post my workouts but I'd love to comment every once in awhile, mostly because I can't keep my mouth shut.

:)

Deb Weber 09-18-2010 08:49 AM

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Great idea [B]Eileen!![/B] welcome :)


[B]09.18.2010-Saturday
[/B]AM: Burpees w/Vest

Bench - work up to 110# (still being careful w/shoulder, I never train this lift)
Jerk - (off the rack) work up to 120#
out the door!

Pat Quigley 09-18-2010 08:53 AM

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[QUOTE=Bill Houghton;844624]Nicely stated John. Have you seen the book "Younger Next Year" by Chris Crowley? Excellent. What most Americans say is aging is deconditioning. I get a flush of euphoria after heavy lifts that is pretty startling. I want more.[/QUOTE]
The question here is: can we, as we age and perform, overcome the narcissism of our youth? When younger, my body and its shape always followed where I took it through exercise and nutrition. Cross country, basketball, spring track, weight lifting, swimming, life guarding, long distance running, more weight lifting, triathlons, competitive swimming, more weigh lifting, crossfit. That journey stretches from teenage years to now. My body always seemed to match the challenge if I stayed with the task. Now, just not as much. Narcissism did not allow for the decades' toll of gravity, the diminishing presence of collagen, the loss of elascity. However, the mindfulness of performance and the shear joy of our movement can create a new space for intrinsic satisfaction. The intensity of crossfit beckons our attention to a place where time and aging do not apply. We only need to find that correct niche, the right scaling to once again attain a unity of self that narcissism would rarely achieve. In this space we feel achievement that is relative, integrating, acknowledging of capacity, satisfaction of completing, and realistically yearning for slightly more. So what was once more obvious in appearance is now achieved where it counts more--intrinsically. This in turn leaves us more free to accept limit without shame, to move with more joy, or in our lingo, to move the "whiteboard" from outside to inside.


Eileen, I did the movement cert. at your box and am envious of your working environment. It was very hard to leave Flag that Sunday.

John Jaeckel 09-18-2010 09:19 AM

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[QUOTE=Eileen Schreiber;844732]Question for you guys.

Even though I'm not 50 yet, can I hang out here?

I swear y'all really inspire me.

I don't have to post my workouts but I'd love to comment every once in awhile, mostly because I can't keep my mouth shut.

:)[/QUOTE]

I'm not 50 yet. These guys make me feel young! :rofl:

Big Bill,

Have you ever read about Eugen Sandow (one of the first early 20th century "strongmen"). He once said doing a low rep set of heavy deads early in the AM made him feel like "going out and defending my kingdom." There's in fact some scientific evidence of the positive neural effect of heavy lifting.


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