080808 FRIDAY “J.T.”

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Now is the time to bring all your friends and family to The Shed. Bring anyone who will come, especially the people who are on the cusp of getting started.

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It is also going to be a going away party for Trainer Rick H. He is leaving us to go to school in San Jose (although secretly I think he might be trying to ‘transfer’ to CF unlimited or Jason Khalipa’s affiliate – i.e. he has a man crush on him).

Workout: “J.T.”

21 – 15 – 9

Handstand Push ups

Ring Dips

Push ups

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Video of Annie Sakamoto from CrossFit Santa Cruz Central doing J.T.(she’s my hero):

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Article from Scott Kustes at Modern Forager

What is a paradox? French, Atkins, and Inuit

. . . I tell you that story to tell you this one. One lady had not heard of the French Paradox, so I explained it as, “the nonsense notion that it’s the red wine that protects the French from disease due to their high-fat diet.” One girl asked, “And why is it nonsense?” in a humorous way. I replied, “We can go there if you want, but this isn’t really the place.” Anywho, we moved on with the discussion of wine and the beverage industry as a whole. But let’s discuss the French Paradox. . .

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  • Dan G.

    I hate dips. I mean, I love dips. No, I really do hate dips. Well… maybe I love dips?

  • Stavros

    Sorry I missed you guys at the 0600 class. My body was needing some rest, and so was my collarbone. 85 reps of 135# squat cleans in the last 2 days was not kind to me.

    I might be in later for some rowing and skills work, for now it’s coffee time!

  • luca z.

    Annie is my hero too, 28 tabata squats, she is a monster.

  • J Jones

    Love ’em or Hate ’em, Dan, you did a sh!t load of them today. Nice work.

    I’ll tell you what I love: Kipping HSPUs and Kipping ring dips. Today was the first time I was able to do JT as Rxed. AND it was less than 20 minutes (which would be pretty close to my last score using a bunch of negatives).

    14:09

    -jj

  • Mark L.

    I blasted through the first 21 reps of legit floor contact to lockout HSPU with ease in less than 20 seconds. The ring dips blasted me, though (this from a guy who can easily do >25 BWT bar dips). Even the first 10 pushups of the first round were difficult!
    I finished shortly after JJ, who passed me sometime in the last round while I struggled through my non-kipping ring dips.
    Josh watched me trying to do iron crosses, last night, and properly diagnosed my weak shoulder stabilizers. Same problem that lead to my shoulder surgery a year ago. Gotta work on that!
    Stav, we missed your pushing, but don’t worry, we squeeze Dan plenty for you in your absence. 😎
    Six Am class hearts Dan (or Dave or Doug or Dude or … 6am is early).

  • Stavros

    5k on a rolling street/bike path;

    21:56

  • Mark L.

    Almost sub 7! That’s fast!

  • Moises G.

    Stav sit your energized ass down on a couch and have a beer! Next time I see you in The Shed I am going to tie you down so you can’t do shit,LOL!!!

  • Craig

    Nice JT today, Mark & JJ! I hear Mark did the hspu’s straight thru no kip – impressive, bro.

  • Moises G.

    Hey Craig thanks for helping me with my form on the row, it helped a lot. See you guys tomorrow at the Oly Class