Saturday, February 19, 2011

Hope you're not afraid of clowns

     Hey there folks. It's early in the morning, and I'm getting ready to participate in the Sandmine Challenge! It's going to be lots of fun, and I'm sure I'll recap it all tomorrow. So, before that day comes, let's get to a good ol fashion ramble.

     Well friends, seeing as how yesterday we talked about Uncle Rhabdo, I figure we could have a little chat about his "good" friends Pukie the Clown (pictured below).

     This is another classic CrossFit mascot. I think it's pretty obvious what it symbolizes... puking during/after a WOD. I believe there are two camps of viewing the Pukie mascot. One, you pushed yourself to your limit, and you've earned a right of passage. Two, You pushed yourself to your limit, and to a detrimental end. Now I'm not going to say which camp I'm in, but just try to explain it a little better.

     First off, I've never puked before, during or after a WOD. I'm not going to lie, I have come close to doing so for exactly 4 workouts (yes, I remember them well). Am I shooting to puke during a WOD, and will it bring me excitement? ... Hell no! It will probably bring me an upset stomach, bad breath, ruined WOD apparel... but maybe a PR.

     There are those in the community that talk about Pukie like a badge of honor, and can remember every single time they tossed their Paleo cookies after a WOD. I think that people view this as they pushed their bodies to the literal limit, till they could take no more. Some in the community are disgusted by the fact that they would ever let chunks fly. And lets be honest, its a waste of money. All they money you payed for just wound up on the pavement... we're in a recession people, can't waste food like that.

     So what about you, my loyal followers and closet viewers? Have you ever met Pukie? Do you have an opinion about seeing your lunch again? I want to hear your view on this... quite the hot (and disgusting) topic. Come on guys, lets here it! So pull hard, push a lot... and do burpees (till you puke).

3,2,1 GO!

Yesterday's Skills/Strength

45" Box Jumps 5 x 2
Ring Dips 3 x 12
Alternating Deck Pistols 3 x 6
After the box jumps I worked up to tie my PR (49 inches), it got a bit scary at the 50 plus realm, so I'm going to be upping my sets on the box jumps

Strength (Dynamic Effort):
Conventional Squat 12 x 2 55% (135 lbs) w/ bands
Sumo Deadlift 10 x 2 55% (185 lbs)
This Dynamic effort felt a lot better than last week. I think the bands made a huge difference.

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you... I eat really good food, and i don't want to waste it!

    Here's a "cheat/treat" not to be eaten before a WOD...