Friday, November 30, 2007

New Look + Summer Pictures

Like the new look? I might change it back to Black, but we'll stick with Blue for now. Big thanks to Francis for the photography. I'll be posting random pictures from the summer like I said I would

Jessie learning the KB swing

Thursday, November 29, 2007


sorry Holly! here are your times

11/12 Fran
10:19 Thruster 35lbs, asst. Pullups

11/19 Dirty Thirties (Filthy Fifties mod)


[video] B2B Tabata Squats

this is awesome.

i'm going to throw these into my workout today. i'm doing the CrossFit Total and then hitting the squats hard WHILE RESTING IN THE DOWN POSITION!

yay i'm going to die

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Bruce Lee

Earlier today was the birthday of one of my biggest influences, Bruce Lee.

I paid my respects at his gravesite today. Felt strong during my workout too.

Rest In Peace.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

"Sometimes killing a fly with a sledge hammer is entirely appropriate. It doesn't make the fly any more dead, but the rest of the flies sure sit up and take notice."
- Major I. L. Holdridge, USMC, by way of Sgt. Frank C. Ollis, USMC

Sunday, November 18, 2007

random quotes

"It is not good enough to have muscle, you must use it!" - Pavel

"Eating alone will not keep a man well; he must also take exercise. For food and exercise, while possessing opposite qualities, yet work together to produce health... And it is necessary, as it appears, to discern the power of various exercise, both natural exercises and artificial, to know which of them tends to increase flesh and which to lessen it; and not only this, but also to proportion exercise to bulk food, to the constitution of the patient, to the age of the individual..." - Hippocrates, Regimen

"For strength and stability, it is necessary to have the feeling that the line connecting the navel and the anus is as short as possible" - Masatoshi Nakayama

"Machine training is often hyped as the thing to do for beginners because free weights are harder to control. The novice beginner must be taught from a base of mobility to progress to stability, just as an infant learns to stand by moving, staggering and exploring the environment"

and again, just because I love this quote

"You’ve got to drive the body to the last inch of energy then go on! You gain nothing by just going up to where your body says you’re tired. The body will build and grow only to fit the demands the mind makes upon the lazy body. If all you do is exercise until the body is tired, the body will get lazy and stop a bit shorter every time. You must go to the point of exhaustion, then go on. That way the body figures out, “We’ve got to build up more strength if that crazy mind is going to drive this hard!” If you always quit when you are merely tired, you will never gain. Once you let the body tell the mind when to quit, you are whipped for sure. You can not gain by listening to the body. We can become much stronger if we drive the body. We use about one-tenth of the available strength of our bodies and less than that of our minds. - General George Patton

Thursday, November 08, 2007