Wednesday 141015

Clean – Heavy Single

Then take 65% of that heavy single and perform:
21/15/9 of
Ring Push-ups

From The Federalist


The Death Of Expertise

I am (or at least think I am) an expert. Not on everything, but in a particular area of human knowledge, specifically social science and public policy. When I say something on those subjects, I expect that my opinion holds more weight than that of most other people.

I never thought those were particularly controversial statements. As it turns out, they’re plenty controversial. Today, any assertion of expertise produces an explosion of anger from certain quarters of the American public, who immediately complain that such claims are nothing more than fallacious “appeals to authority,” sure signs of dreadful “elitism,” and an obvious effort to use credentials to stifle the dialogue required by a “real” democracy.
But democracy, as I wrote in an essay about C.S. Lewis and the Snowden affair, denotes a system of government, not an actual state of equality. It means that we enjoy equal rights versus the government, and in relation to each other. Having equal rights does not mean having equal talents, equal abilities, or equal knowledge. It assuredly does not mean that “everyone’s opinion about anything is as good as anyone else’s.” And yet, this is now enshrined as the credo of a fair number of people despite being obvious nonsense.

What’s going on here?
I fear we are witnessing the “death of expertise”: a Google-fueled, Wikipedia-based, blog-sodden collapse of any division between professionals and laymen, students and teachers, knowers and wonderers – in other words, between those of any achievement in an area and those with none at all. By this, I do not mean the death of actual expertise, the knowledge of specific things that sets some people apart from others in various areas. There will always be doctors, lawyers, engineers, and other specialists in various fields. Rather, what I fear has died is any acknowledgement of expertise as anything that should alter our thoughts or Read more Wednesday 141015

Friday 131220

“Elizabeth” with a wheel
For time 21-15-9 reps of:
135 lbs Cleans
Ring dips
Ab-Wheel Rolls

As always, SCALE if and when necessary. For some of us that are new to Olympic lifting, high pulls and FS will be good enough. The sub for ring dips is 4/1 bench dips, 3/1 bar dips or 2/1 jumping ring dips. Can’t AB-Wheel, try 3x sit-ups.

Compare to: TITANFIT: Monday 090112

Wednesday 130508


Hang Cleans – x2 x7 (Don’t drop the bar – use 65% – 70% of your 1RM)


“Elizabeth” – Rx is 135 lbs.  Check with me before starting.

Well that’s just a stupid name!

CrossFit ‘Tough Titsday’ Class Causes Controversy

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 05/08/2013 10:41 am EDT  |  Updated: 05/08/2013 10:41 am EDT

Crossfit Tough Titsday
When one woman complained about the name of CrossFit South Brooklyn’s “Tough Titsday” women-only workout class, she ended up banned from the gym altogether.

CrossFit South Brooklyn, one of many affiliate gyms across the country licensing short, high intensity workouts from the Crossfit fitness brand, started featuring the “Tough Titsday” class in 2011. It became the source of controversy this week when one prospective customer criticized what the gym calls the all-women, four-part CrossFit series. “Novice ladies, it is time to get your estrogen on,” reads the online description. The woman told Jezebel that she sent an email to CrossFit South Brooklyn owner, David Osorio that read:

do you really have to call a female class “titsday” really??? Read more Wednesday 130508

Tuesday 130416


High Hang Cleans – Let’s work on FORM!

Mini “Elizabeth + 2000m Row

Press – 80% of you 1RM x5 x5

Mini “Kelin”
These are 4-2 minutes rounds with 2 minuets of rest.

200m run
max reps pull-ups for the remainder of the 2:00
rest 2:00

200m run
max reps push-ups for the remainder of the 2:00
rest 2:00

200m run
max reps sit-ups for the remainder of the 2:00
rest 2:00

200m run
max reps Air Squat for the remainder of the 2:00

Winner is the person with the most combined reps.

Kelly Helps your shoulder mobility…


Saturday 130323


Using 90% of your 1RM complete:
5 x75%
3 x85%
AMRAP x95%


For time

From US News & World Report .  Makes scenes to me…

Physically Fit Docs More Likely to Prescribe Exercise, Study Finds

Boosting physicians’ fitness might have trickle-down effect for entire population, experts say

FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) — If physicians think their own fitness is important, chances are they’ll advise exercise for their patients too, a new study finds.

The research found that physically fit doctors were more likely to push for physical activity in patients than inactive doctors.

Because people often take their doctor’s advice seriously, “these findings suggest that improving health care providers’ physical activity levels may be an easy way to help reduce physical inactivity among the general population,” Isabel Garcia de Quevedo, of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in an American Heart Association news release.

The study was to be presented Friday at a meeting of the American Heart Association in New Orleans. Findings presented at medical meetings are typically considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

The research team analyzed the findings of 28 previous studies on health care providers’ physical activity and the exercise counseling they gave to patients. The review revealed that physically active health care providers were much more likely to advise their patients to get daily exercise.

Some of the studies found that fit, active doctors were two to five times more likely than inactive doctors to recommend exercise to their patients. Other studies found that programs to improve doctors’ physical activity levels improved the doctor’s confidence and ability to provide exercise advice to patients.

The researchers also discovered that medical school students who took part in a program to improve their lifestyle habits were 56 percent more likely than other medical students to provide patients with regular physical activity counseling.

“When [exercise] advice is coupled with a referral to community resources, it can be quite effective and this approach should be part of the public health solution to America’s inactivity problem,” study leader and co-author Dr. Felipe Lobelo, an epidemiologist with CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, said in the news release.

The American Heart Association and the CDC recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week.