080209 “Your Very Best”

Watch this video until the end. (I don’t know where Ross gets this stuff!)

Next time you are starting a workout, don’t hope to get a good time. Just do your very best, every workout, and you will dominate. Don’t let your mind defeat you before you have started.

Workout: (From the CrossFit main page)

For time:

25 Walking lunge steps

20 Pull-ups

50 Box jumps, 20 inch box

20 Double-unders

25 Ring dips

20 Knees to elbows

30 Kettlebell swings, 2 pood

30 Sit-ups

20 Hang squat cleans, 35 pound dumbells

25 Back extensions

30 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball

3 Rope climb ascents

Post time to comments. And compare yours to the times posted on the National Site.



Television causes hypertension in obese kids

“Children watching 2 to 4 hours of TV had 2.5 times the odds of hypertension compared with children watching 0 to <2 hours. The odds of hypertension for children watching 4 or more hours of TV were 3.3 times greater than for children watching 0 to <2 hours of TV. "

Three studies showing video games encourage violence and hostility in young boys

“The authors found that respondents who had more exposure to violent video games held more pro-violent attitudes, had more hostile personalities, were less forgiving, believed violence to be more typical, and behaved more aggressively in their everyday lives.”

“It found that children who played more violent video games early in the school year changed to see the world in a more aggressive way, and became more verbally and physically aggressive later in the school year — even after controlling for how aggressive they were at the beginning of the study. Higher aggression and lower pro-social behavior were in turn related to those children being more rejected by their peers”

Early exposure to violent TV promotes aggression in boys

Get the kids off the couch and into sports and the outdoors. The fate of the civilized world might just depend on it. -jj

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  • Craig

    Great, great video jj. Your recent posts have been outstanding. Thanks, man.

  • Darren

    I almost got teary-eyed at the end. Great video!!!!

  • sakura

    wow. that was an awesome video. =]

  • Mike Erickson

    Outstanding video. I got goosebumps.

    “Coach…I weigh 160″… Precious.

  • sakura

    awesome WOD today. man have i missed coming to Diablo. it was really nice seeing everyone again. mmmm…i think next time i’ll have to wear pants with elastic in them. =]

  • Craig

    Great wod today guys. The Sat/Sun crew is frikkin’ stout. I drive up at 12:55 and Carrie and Brian are pounding the pavement for another marathon wod from Rick & Josh.

    Great work everyone.

    Fun Snatch work today everyone. Remember: jump and land – full extension.

  • Luca Z.

    Nice video got my eyes teary too, precious

  • Rodil

    The video clip is from “Beat The Giants”, a Christian-themed football movie. We’ve had some inspiring clips posted in the last few weeks. If I ever feel like skipping a workout, I’ll be sure to watch this scene or the Nike commercial that was posted last week.

    Had a great time at my first Olympic Lifting session today. I’ll definitely be back for more.

  • Mike Erickson

    Just caught this on Robb Wolf’s blog:

    “When people get tired of coming in DFL (dead-***king-last) they get serious about their food.”

    Does that mean if I fix my diet there’s hope? Is there a special diet for people older than comet dust?

    By the way, the flu has been killing me the last couple of weeks. I seriously recommend flu shots if you’ve been ignoring them like I have in the past. Yeech. Nasty disease.