Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Change it up

     Hey ladies and germs (always wanted to say that). It's time for another ridiculous ramble, beyond compare... actually... you have about 250 plus to compare this with (though I doubt you'd want to). Anyway, pardon my abscence, I'll try to make up for it in awesomeness. And by that, I mean make up for the 2 weeks of rambling I've missed.

Strongathlete from James Cheney on Vimeo.

     So, check out the video above. Go ahead, I'l wait...


     ... Done? What did you think? Specifically, do you think something like this is a good idea? Does it give CrossFit a big push by being so virsitile in different sports? Or does it make us look like a lot of fitness nutbags?

     I see this as really cool (and maybe a little nutbaggy). A triathlete 1 week, and a strongman the next?! Obviously he's much better at one than the other. However, I'm highlighting his ability to do two such diverse sports at near the same time! With CF you can do damn near anythying (within reason). We may not be elite competitors outside of CrossFit, however we are competitors.

     How many have you tried something different with just CrossFit as your training? I've done my share of mud runs and obstical races. However, come next month I'll be participating in my first ever Powerlifting competition. Oddly enough this involves no squat, and instead struct curl (you heard me). Still, I'm going to make the most out of it, and I'm sure this will not be my last.

     What about the rest of you? Weigh in on the video above. Give us some personal stories of intrigue. Let's hear your thoughts! Post thoughts, questions and comments below. Don't forget to rejoice!.... the rambles are back and here to stay. So try something new, keep hitting the WOD... and do burpees!

3,2,1 GO!

Yesterday's WOD:

Rest Day
Been a little tougher to get the WODs in being back at work. However, I have some good stuff planned later today with the Skelly's.



  1. Frosh this is an awesome post! I recently tore two ligaments in my ankle due to a sports injury, and this put my running on hold, but I was still able to do most crossfit movements. Iwas on hold with my running for 7 weeks after training hard in running for four months. SO here I am entering in my North Face Endurance Challenge 50 mile foot race that is in a week with little to no running in the past 2 months. However, I do not feel out of shape at all and actually took a light run the other day and it felt better than before. Crossfit can train you for anything and everything. Best part is, here I am getting all sorts of new 1RM's on my lifts and still keeping good cardio.

  2. Great to hear from you Andrew, and great to be back. I ran into your mom yesterday, and she told me about this. Very impressive!!! I joked with her that it's all about triple digits, haha! This is a prime example of what I'm talking about. So best of luck with your race, and enjoy your training.