CrossFit Open 14.2
Wow, CrossFit HQ sure is clever! I wait in anticipation each week to see how they will spin these WODs; and just when you don’t think they can come up with something original, CrossFit HQ never ceases to amaze me. Love it.
This week’s challenge has two movements, the overhead squat and chest to bar pull-ups. At face value, this seemingly innocent couplet seems simple but it’s far from simplistic. Demanding a rather large end range for both, either one or both can be the nemesis for the athlete within this WOD.
Points of Performance for 14.2:
1. Spend the first 2 sets/6min feeling things out. Don’t go for broke trying to buy extra rest time.
2. Break the sets up early on the chest to bar pull-ups. No need to string them together early. Save that for when you need the push in the latter rounds.
3. On the overhead squat, a slightly wider stance and relatively narrower grip will help keep the shoulders stable and hips hitting end range sooner. This technique will allow the athlete to move fluidly without extra effort in trying to control the range of movement.
4. Spend extra time getting the shoulders and hips warm. Chasing down the thoracic spine will buy some extra slack both overhead and for the end ranges of the chest to bar pull up. As always, make sure you are slightly sweaty before hitting the 3, 2, 1 GO!
5. For my friends that will be hitting this challenge up twice, I suggest pacing extra on the first attempt. Be conservatively successful. This will establish a baseline of what you know you can do without a problem. By being a little more reserved on the first go, you to head into 14.2 a second time with less stress, fear and more clarity for where you can push to get the extra points.
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This now my favourite gif
Did you know that there was a successful peaceful revolution in Iceland? It’s true. But you wouldn’t know from watching TV.
In 2008, the people of Iceland forced their prime minister and his whole government to resign. Next, they nationalized the banks & opted not to pay back the fake debt created by foreign bankers. Next, they created a public assembly to rewrite their constitution. And all of this in a peaceful way.
The people of Iceland have proven to the world that there is a way to dismantle the system while preserving peace & democracy.
I have maintained since roughly 2010 that Iceland is the fucking best
oh my….god….i didnt even know
12-year-old invents Braille printer using Lego set
The Braigo printer cost its inventor about $350, making it more affordable than other Braille printers that can retail for more than $2,000.
And because I seriously side-eye this Western journalism trend of never crediting and NAMING the actual inventors in the headlines (especially when they’re young POC)
this inventor’s name is Shubham Banerjee, and he is making his glorious design completely open source, publishing it online FREE of charge! Just remember this kid’s name before some crusty old white dude “innovates” his design and takes all the credit.
I like to try and convince myself that he brought Capaldi in to force himself to not do that anymore. But watch it all be about older men being attractive and stuff. Haha.
*ahem- 50 year old…
But also that awkward moment when the Forest of Cheem’s sacrifice is relegated to unimportance in Moffat’s world. Her bravery and kindness don’t matter, and she’s turned into yet another cheap joke about women being infatuated with the Doctor.
That she fancied the Doctor did not feature at all in the season 1 episode. She was curious about his origins, she had sympathy for him, and she gave her life so he could save the rest of the people aboard the base. I personally don’t see her fawning over him (like so many of Moffat’s women do). Thus, with no real evidence to draw this from, Moffat seems to be interpreting her sacrifice as “fancying” the Doctor, which is immensely problematic: It suggests that she did this only for him rather than to save everyone on the ship, and it shows yet another example of Moffat thinking that any woman who interacts with the Doctor must be infatuated with him.
Even if she did fancy him, the fact that Moffat considers her actions negligible in comparison to her “crush” is pretty gross, especially when the payoff from this line is so small. All it does in the context of the episode is set up the Doctor as an object of desire. But in the context of the show, it undermines the agency and power of women to act with bravery and integrity without it being all for the Doctor.
lmao i remember complaining about this exact same thing on this exact same gifset back in 2011
additionally THAT’S NOT EVEN HER NAME
her name was Jabe??? this is like saying ‘i met the human race once. they fancied me’
I think the tags should have been #that awkward moment when Moffat tries to reference his predecessor’s run and that’s what he comes up with
I always thought that the line there should have been something like “She was incredible” or “She was very strong/ compassionate/ brave”, something that showed that the doctor saw her as a complete being, rather than just thinking about how she attached to him.
And you know what? During 9’s run, during most of 10’s run, thats totally what the doctor would have said, that was absolutely how 9 thought. 9 always considered other beings so much more brave and impressive than himself. I missed that in 11. I was kind of sad to feel that he was more just happy that other beings were doing what he wanted them to, rather than genuinely amazed at their capabilities.
Watched my fourth #Miyazaki with the better half today. His animated films really get to me like no other. This movie, like all his movies, was absolutely beautiful and stunning. His story telling is flawless and his art is out of this world. He allows you to really sulk in and appreciate every single hand-drawn shot. Go Watch it. Can’t thank @fruitcake301 enough for introducing me to his films! What would I do without you!
Even if your opinion may be outdated and obsolete, I’d still I appreciate it. Who knows.. Maybe it isn’t!
Let me have it!