7 rounds of:
7 handstand push-ups
7 thrusters, 135#/95#
7 knees to elbows
7 deadlifts, 245#/185#
7 kettlebell swings, 70#/55#
A suicide bomber killed seven CIA officers and one Jordanian officer at a remote base in southeastern Afghanistan on December 30, 2009 after posing as a potential informant reporting on Al Qaeda. Seven new stars will be etched onto the memorial wall at the CIA where every star represents grieving friends, family and colleagues dedicated to fight against the enemy, forever in their name.
Killed in the attack were CIA officers Jennifer Lynne Matthews, 45; Scott Michael Roberson, 39; Harold E. Brown Jr., 37; Darren LaBonte, 35; Elizabeth Hanson, 30; and security contractors Jeremy Jason Wise, 35, and Dane Clark Paresi, 46.
Jenn mentioned in her comment yesterday that someone made a remark about her being careful to "not look like a woman" by getting big muscles. No reason to list all the things that are wrong with that comment here, but it shows the unfortunate reality of how the majority of society feel what women should look like. We've had several ladies come in to Evolve and mention that with all the weight lifting they're concerned because they don't want to bulk up or put on lots of muscle mass. In a short time those concerns fade away.
The picture above made it on many CrossFit affiliate sites this summer. Turns out it was not done by Nike, it was a fake ad that was put on the internet. However, it was based on a campaign by Nike in 2005 that had the same language, so we can still use it to generate discussion. What do you think about an ad campaign like that? Is it positive? Would mainstream advertising like that help or hurt the standards we compare ourselves to? Or does it go too far?