CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Fitness
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Fitness Theory and Practice. CrossFit's rationale & foundations. Who is fit? What is fitness?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-05-2006, 06:06 AM   #1
Bob Long
Member Bob Long is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Bruning  NE
Posts: 234
Lost in the 200+ posts the other day was this gem:


WOD: “A Recon New Years” – with a continuously running clock, locate somewhere you can get cold, wet, and dirty. Knock out 1000 eight-count body-builders to bring in the New Year.

As Rx’d 3:57:40


Posted by Caleb Ballard at January 3, 2006 07:45 AM

Is that 3 hours 57 minutes and 40 seconds for what are basically 1000 burpees? That would take me a week. No comments were made that day so I assume you guys missed it. Geez, 1,000 eight-counts. I am stunned.I will now stagger back to the couch and eat Oreos until I feel better.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2006, 07:25 AM   #2
Craig Van De Walker
Member Craig Van De Walker is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Beaverton  OR
Posts: 872
Holy crap. Does everything on him still work?
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2006, 07:56 AM   #3
David Wood
Departed David Wood is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2002
 
Posts: 3,303
I'm not sure it's quite that bad (although, no, I don't have *any* desire to try it myself).

1000 burpees in (just under) 4 hours.
250 / hour
4 / minute
1 every 15 seconds.

A horrific grind, but not impossible. I'm not quite sure what would drive a man to do that, and it is kind of amazing.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2006, 12:02 PM   #4
Robert Wolf
Member Robert Wolf is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chico  CA
Posts: 2,669
I suspect he just went through a break-up...
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2006, 03:42 AM   #5
Bert Brams
Member Bert Brams is offline
 
Bert Brams's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Sint-Truiden  Belgium
Posts: 427
As soon as my elbow is healed, I'm gonna break that one.
Who's with me !
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2006, 07:47 AM   #6
Andy Shirley
Member Andy Shirley is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Honoulu  HI
Posts: 1,552
....Crickets
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2006, 05:14 PM   #7
Jim Glover
Member Jim Glover is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Fort Gibson  Oklahoma
Posts: 79
**** on that.

I'll stick with power and strength over redundant reps.

That ranks right up there with jogging 6 miles for no good reason.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2006, 07:47 PM   #8
Kalen Meine
Member Kalen Meine is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Denver  CO
Posts: 329
I'll have to back Jim up on this one. Think about the best, most blistering, or most interesting WODS you can remember- a few were long- but not that long. Part of the magic is varying the complexity of the exercises, the cycling of reps, rounds, weights, and number of different movements to never drive one exercise to the point of uselessness, and allow one exercise to recover while the body as a whole is still under stress- thus the wonder of intervals and circuits. As one otherwise obnoxious critic pointed out on the front page one day, anyone can create a senselessly painful and crushing WOD by simply adding reps, pounds, and rounds ad nauseum and let the clock run out. He was missing the point that while the workouts may feel that way at the moment, across the board they aren't. Three hours of burpees better fits his complaint.

(Message edited by nyx on January 07, 2006)
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2006, 08:19 PM   #9
David Wood
Departed David Wood is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2002
 
Posts: 3,303
As much as I never want to do this, I'm not sure this was absurdly excessive.

We like to think of CrossFit as preparing us for, well, pretty much *anything*.

So, how about the occasional need for a long, painful slog? I wonder if someday we'll wake up and the WOD will be "Run for 3 hours. Report distance to comments".

Hopefully it won't ever be: "Do 1000 bupees".
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2006, 04:02 AM   #10
GEORGE FISH
Departed GEORGE FISH is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 1970
 
Posts: 39
I'm in, sound stupid and painful. No point training for such an event, which will be more mental fitness than physical fitness. When do we go for it?
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1000 pounds, 1000 feet Tim Stowe Workout of the Day 5 07-31-2007 05:26 PM
100 Burpees Bruce Kocher Competitions 13 04-11-2006 02:13 PM
1000 squats Josh Briggs Competitions 5 02-12-2006 08:06 PM
Burpees x 100 Stephen Cork Exercises 47 12-27-2005 12:28 AM
Iron Mountain trail hike! (10K/1000 elevation gain/2.5 hrs) Laura Rucker Testimonials 4 05-16-2005 11:41 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.