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2013-02-20 08:15:02 AM  
Angry fist, etc.
 
2013-02-20 08:27:58 AM  
This isn't the same girl, but is there any doubt this girl couldn't hold her own on a NASCAR pit crew?
 
2013-02-20 08:31:18 AM  
I'd hit it like an Earnhardt hits turn 4 at Daytona?
 
2013-02-20 08:38:41 AM  
She can help me jack it up anytime.
 
2013-02-20 08:46:39 AM  

Vodka Zombie: I'd hit it like an Earnhardt hits turn 4 at Daytona?


Nicely done.
 
2013-02-20 08:52:03 AM  
I'd put my advertisement on her rear end.
 
2013-02-20 09:14:20 AM  
Call me when the first really ugly woman enters into a predominately male sport. That's when equality will have been reached.
 
2013-02-20 09:26:43 AM  

Vodka Zombie: I'd hit it like an Earnhardt hits turn 4 at Daytona?


You would need help from Kenny Shrader?
 
2013-02-20 10:10:40 AM  
I'd give her some "bear grease" on her binders, and by that, i mean give her some "dirty air" in her "bleeder valve", and by that, i mean, "finish under caution", and by that, i mean THEY RUNNIN' THREE WIIIIIIIDE
 
2013-02-20 10:14:37 AM  
She has some interesting pictures floating around out there.

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2013-02-20 10:15:27 AM  
I might need a round or two of track bar adjustment.

/amidoinitright?
 
2013-02-20 10:16:28 AM  
"I know somebody who does CrossFit.  They never bring it up." --- nobody
 
2013-02-20 10:22:34 AM  

Sybarite: She has some interesting pictures floating around out there.


A) bad tattoos.
B) I know it's not her normal everyday look but MAN are those veiny arms are not attractive.
C) She's one of those super-fit people who's face doesn't match their body.
 
2013-02-20 10:23:38 AM  

Sybarite: She has some interesting pictures floating around out there.

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It looks like her abs are tattooed on.

Hey wait, that's not a bad idea. Sure beats the gym.
 
2013-02-20 10:26:48 AM  
I could deal with the sleeve tat, the gun on her leg...nope.
 
2013-02-20 10:42:26 AM  
i.qkme.me
 
2013-02-20 10:44:08 AM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Call me when the first really ugly woman enters into a predominately male sport. That's when equality will have been reached.


Milka Duno.
 
2013-02-20 10:47:10 AM  

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MFAWG:
Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Call me when the first really ugly woman enters into a predominately male sport. That's when equality will have been reached.

Milka Duno.



yeah, what a beast.
 
2013-02-20 10:51:27 AM  

MFAWG: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Call me when the first really ugly woman enters into a predominately male sport. That's when equality will have been reached.

Milka Duno.


www.rccrawler.com
 
2013-02-20 10:53:29 AM  
Little niblet teeth, like Kirsten Dunst.

Not a deal breaker.
 
2013-02-20 10:58:44 AM  
Found a more in-depth background on her on the intertoobs.

High school dropout, drinking problem, joined the army, did laundry in Iraq (!!), one of the soldiers got her into CrossFit.  The gun tattoo is inspired from her laundry days in Iraq.  Family full of "inspired" women who were angry because they had to play softball with other girls instead of baseball with other boys.

ZZzzzz.
 
2013-02-20 11:00:21 AM  
Really?  Delana Harvick has been an unofficial pit crew member for over a decade!
 
2013-02-20 11:04:10 AM  
I'd let her tighten my nuts.
 
2013-02-20 11:04:46 AM  
CSB time:  Christmas stopped by my friends' Crossfit gym in Savannah, GA. She said she was just "passing through," now we know why...

From all accounts, a super friendly awesome lady.
 
2013-02-20 11:05:54 AM  

rickythepenguin: MFAWG: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Call me when the first really ugly woman enters into a predominately male sport. That's when equality will have been reached.

Milka Duno.


yeah, what a beast.


Look up.
 
2013-02-20 11:09:15 AM  
Christmas Abbott

Does she come twice a year?
 
2013-02-20 11:09:26 AM  
I would Stroker her Ace
 
2013-02-20 11:17:00 AM  
Studman69 me all you want, but I don't find her attractive.  Yeah, I like a fit woman.  But I still want my woman to, I don't know, look like a woman.  Muscles like that belong on dudes.

Just not my cup of tea, but obviously your mileage may vary.
 
2013-02-20 11:20:27 AM  
I'd let her Nascar reference my penis euphemism.
 
2013-02-20 11:20:44 AM  
She's crewing Jennifer Jo Cobb.

The odds of her having to actually complete a pit stop under race conditions are slim to none.

On the other hand, she will probably get to spend some time wielding a reciprocating saw and sledgehammer early in the event and then get to kick back and enjoy the rest of the race without feeling the pressure of possibly missing a lug with a good finish on the line.
 
2013-02-20 11:21:13 AM  
She can torque my lugnuts.
 
2013-02-20 11:21:33 AM  

Cubs300: Studman69 me all you want, but I don't find her attractive.  Yeah, I like a fit woman.  But I still want my woman to, I don't know, look like a woman.  Muscles like that belong on dudes.

Just not my cup of tea, but obviously your mileage may vary.


You'd probably prefer some CLB:

www.wodtalk.com

Camille LeBlanc Bazinet

/have mercy
 
2013-02-20 11:24:27 AM  

MFAWG: Look up.


ehhh.....i'll agree that her face isn't spectacular -- there are about as many "bad" pictures of her as there are good -- but she isn't ugly.  and she can photograph realy well.

i mean, give me katherine legge or ana beatriz if you want to talk about homely IndyCar drivers.
 
2013-02-20 11:25:22 AM  
Like the angry fist of God.
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2013-02-20 11:30:45 AM  
*Doesn't really approve. Really.*
 
2013-02-20 11:35:55 AM  
I'd give her a Christmas goose.
 
2013-02-20 11:40:18 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: *Doesn't really approve. Really.*


fc04.deviantart.net
 
2013-02-20 11:42:13 AM  
i1321.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-20 11:45:46 AM  
My bro-in-law has been in a Crossfit gym for about 8 months now and has tried to get me involved a few times. He doesn't talk about it much but is there most nights a week for an hour or so, seems pretty demanding/rigorous but he digs the "friendly competition" angle and he's in the best shape I've ever seen, and this is a guy who's done marathons and long-distance cycling and has been a diet/fish-oil/whey protein nut for the 10 years I've known him. He thankfully isn't one to talk your ear off about it though, unless you ask.

Can't say it isn't appealing, but I'm afraid I'm too lazy. Maybe the whole community aspect would do me some good. I like the idea though, although I hear a lot of remarks about the Crossfit stereotype... he's the only one I know doing it but from the nature of the thing and his descriptions it sounds like there's at least some of the "26 minutes" type dudes.
 
2013-02-20 11:46:23 AM  

MFAWG: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Call me when the first really ugly woman enters into a predominately male sport. That's when equality will have been reached.

Milka Duno.


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www.cryptomundo.com

I would fark that dude silly.
 
2013-02-20 11:55:54 AM  
this requires some research...when i am at home and free to GIS any person listed in this thread...and add the term 'topless' to it.

/not a bookmark..just an observation that one might be at a place where internet is monitored.
 
2013-02-20 11:59:26 AM  
if she got those choppers straightened, she'd be super cute

don't tell her I said that, I'm afraid of getting beat up
 
2013-02-20 12:01:02 PM  
Ugly face and no curves. No thanks
 
2013-02-20 12:01:05 PM  

Electromax: My bro-in-law has been in a Crossfit gym for about 8 months now and has tried to get me involved a few times. He doesn't talk about it much but is there most nights a week for an hour or so, seems pretty demanding/rigorous but he digs the "friendly competition" angle and he's in the best shape I've ever seen, and this is a guy who's done marathons and long-distance cycling and has been a diet/fish-oil/whey protein nut for the 10 years I've known him. He thankfully isn't one to talk your ear off about it though, unless you ask.

Can't say it isn't appealing, but I'm afraid I'm too lazy. Maybe the whole community aspect would do me some good. I like the idea though, although I hear a lot of remarks about the Crossfit stereotype... he's the only one I know doing it but from the nature of the thing and his descriptions it sounds like there's at least some of the "26 minutes" type dudes.


The ratio of 26-minute douches in Crossfit in comparison to your usual globo-gym is a lot less. Also, your typical workout usually takes about 26 minutes... Not including the stretching and instruction that takes place in every class.

I felt awkward about jumping into it as well--watching all the videos can be intimidating, but there are more "regular" people trying Crossfit every day. As for me, two years later, I'm 15 pounds lighter and in better shape than I've ever been in my life at age 29.  Imet a lot of awesome people who genuinely care about my fitness--and lost the friends that didn't, and started having FUN in the gym again. It's not a chore to go work out.

It can be pricey (upwards of $100 a month, depending on the gym) and I think that's where a lot of the "elitism" criticism comes from, but what those people don't realize that it's more expensive paying for a personal trainer one that doesn't have an Olympic weight lifting certification, like Crossfit coaches are *required* to have. My wife just got her Level 1 this week.

In short, it's more than just jumping around (like  tricycleracer's post would suggest) and I can't recommend it enough.
 
2013-02-20 12:02:56 PM  

rickythepenguin: MFAWG: Look up.

ehhh.....i'll agree that her face isn't spectacular -- there are about as many "bad" pictures of her as there are good -- but she isn't ugly.  and she can photograph realy well.

i mean, give me katherine legge or ana beatriz if you want to talk about homely IndyCar drivers.


You forget 'Sarah, short and plump'.
 
2013-02-20 12:11:06 PM  

star_topology: In short, it's more than just jumping around (like  tricycleracer's post would suggest) and I can't recommend it enough.


Post again when you destroy your knees
 
2013-02-20 12:17:04 PM  

SlothB77: This isn't the same girl, but is there any doubt this girl couldn't hold her own on a NASCAR pit crew?


These days? In Cup? Not a prayer, those pit crews are staffed by seriously elite athletes. The NFL combine also serves as a stat gathering session for Cup crew chiefs.
 
2013-02-20 12:22:04 PM  
I love how we keep making a huge deal out of women accomplishing things. Danica Patrick!!!
It just goes to prove that men and women are NOT equals, as we keep having to coo over a woman who actually does the same thing a man has done

Danica's been racing for years now. Why can't she be treated the same as the men?
 
2013-02-20 12:39:44 PM  

Timmy the Tumor: star_topology: In short, it's more than just jumping around (like  tricycleracer's post would suggest) and I can't recommend it enough.

Post again when you destroy your knees


Will do. I'm aware of how to take care of my knees due to strengthening and proper movement. :)
 
2013-02-20 12:42:29 PM  

star_topology: Imet a lot of awesome people who genuinely care about my fitness--and lost the friends that didn't,


If you can't grab a burger and beer because you're too busy doing Frans or Isabels or Lindas, yeah, you're going to lose your burger and beer friend.
 
2013-02-20 12:48:20 PM  
Fark Off Reporter Dumbass

Shawna Robinson and 2003 are calling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHvT0KZlDlY
 
2013-02-20 12:52:02 PM  

Timmy the Tumor: Post again when you destroy your knees


I have to agree.  I did Crossfit when I was stationed in Hawaii for about 2.5 years and I really didn't lose any weight, but the workouts were fun


Bun, Man, my knees took a beating.  I basically stopped the Crossfit thing and never looked back.  I wasn't really getting stronger at all.

  You want to lose some weight and get in some great shape?  Try Insanity.....I lost nearly 20 pounds in 8 months doing that trash while deployed and I felt really good and my knees didn't get beat up.  It will punish you, but you are done in about an hour and you have so much energy (if you work out before work) for the rest of the day that I think your body just burns calories.
 
2013-02-20 01:06:20 PM  

Mi-5: You want to lose some weight and get in some great shape? Try Insanity.....I lost nearly 20 pounds in 8 months doing that trash while deployed and I felt really good and my knees didn't get beat up. It will punish you, but you are done in about an hour and you have so much energy (if you work out before work) for the rest of the day that I think your body just burns calories.


As somebody else with bad knees (I can't even do leg press machines at the gym because of the pain), would you recommend Insanity for a fellow like myself? I'd love to get into the HIIT game, but between my bad knees and my bad achilles tendon, it's hard to do much aerobic exericise outside of soft trail running or running laps around the Marina Green on the soft grass.
 
2013-02-20 01:15:33 PM  
Before everyone studman69's this broad, GIS her and pull up her Inked Magazine photos (those are the ones where she is not wearing any clothes.)

Now tell with a straight face you aren't attracted to that.
 
2013-02-20 01:36:10 PM  

MFAWG: rickythepenguin: MFAWG: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Call me when the first really ugly woman enters into a predominately male sport. That's when equality will have been reached.

Milka Duno.

yeah, what a beast.

Look up.


Want
 
2013-02-20 01:38:20 PM  

Mi-5: Timmy the Tumor: Post again when you destroy your knees

I have to agree.  I did Crossfit when I was stationed in Hawaii for about 2.5 years and I really didn't lose any weight, but the workouts were fun. But, Man, my knees took a beating.  I basically stopped the Crossfit thing and never looked back.  I wasn't really getting stronger at all.


Did you Crossfit on your own or did you attend a coach-led class? How many days per week? That's curious. 


As for exploring the "Crossfit is bad for your knees" argument a bit...I've played sports my whole life, and now I'm Crossfitting for the same amount of time as you, you'd think my knees would be blown out by now, but they're not. Am I just lucky?


Not that you really want the critique, but I'd venture a guess that your squat technique was subpar. It's something I see a lot in people I work out with, and I'venot met anyone who's complained about their knees who also didn't have terrible squat technique. It's a fundamental movement of Crossfit, so if you're going too deep in the squat, or even if you're out of alignment (spinal) you can do some damage to your knees, but in the end it all comes down to basic mobility and functional/mechanical correctness that people lack. Throwing those heavy weights around should come much later for A LOT of people.
 
2013-02-20 01:39:12 PM  

Mi-5: Timmy the Tumor: Post again when you destroy your knees

I have to agree.  I did Crossfit when I was stationed in Hawaii for about 2.5 years and I really didn't lose any weight, but the workouts were fun


Bun, Man, my knees took a beating.  I basically stopped the Crossfit thing and never looked back.  I wasn't really getting stronger at all.

  You want to lose some weight and get in some great shape?  Try Insanity.....I lost nearly 20 pounds in 8 months doing that trash while deployed and I felt really good and my knees didn't get beat up.  It will punish you, but you are done in about an hour and you have so much energy (if you work out before work) for the rest of the day that I think your body just burns calories.


Supposedly doing things like Squats, Deadlifts, etc. are actually Good for the knees and can resolve a lot of issues - but I believe the emphasis there is on using correct form.  Just out of curiousity, what was it about Crossfit that messed with your knees?

An issue with Crossfit can be the relatively low requirements to get the teaching certification ( I don't have one, this is a complaint I've heard the owner of a local Crossfit gym make) so while you have a lot of coaches with backgrounds in olympic/power lifting, you also get a lot without.

Frankly, given the plethora of certifications out there, I couldn't really say how to tell a 'good' gym from a 'bad' one when shopping around.  There are a lot of things that looking back I would view as positives about the gym near me, but I wouldn't have been able to know that up front.
 
2013-02-20 01:42:47 PM  
i4.ytimg.com

This gym sounds AWESOME.
 
2013-02-20 01:42:59 PM  
My least favorite thing about Crossfit is how the people who do it never shut up about it and then only hang out with other people who do it.  I've lost a couple of friends to it.
 
2013-02-20 01:57:38 PM  
And they've always recruited Female pit crewpersons from fitness centers.

http://www.racingwest.com/news/articles/6665-fast-women-fast-trucks- he ading-to-lvms.html

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2013-02-20 01:58:19 PM  

Jster422: Mi-5: Timmy the Tumor: Post again when you destroy your knees

I have to agree.  I did Crossfit when I was stationed in Hawaii for about 2.5 years and I really didn't lose any weight, but the workouts were fun


Bun, Man, my knees took a beating.  I basically stopped the Crossfit thing and never looked back.  I wasn't really getting stronger at all.

  You want to lose some weight and get in some great shape?  Try Insanity.....I lost nearly 20 pounds in 8 months doing that trash while deployed and I felt really good and my knees didn't get beat up.  It will punish you, but you are done in about an hour and you have so much energy (if you work out before work) for the rest of the day that I think your body just burns calories.

Supposedly doing things like Squats, Deadlifts, etc. are actually Good for the knees and can resolve a lot of issues - but I believe the emphasis there is on using correct form.  Just out of curiousity, what was it about Crossfit that messed with your knees?

An issue with Crossfit can be the relatively low requirements to get the teaching certification ( I don't have one, this is a complaint I've heard the owner of a local Crossfit gym make) so while you have a lot of coaches with backgrounds in olympic/power lifting, you also get a lot without.

Frankly, given the plethora of certifications out there, I couldn't really say how to tell a 'good' gym from a 'bad' one when shopping around.  There are a lot of things that looking back I would view as positives about the gym near me, but I wouldn't have been able to know that up front.


My knees, ankles, fingers, wrists are all better due to Crossfit, and I sufferred from arthritis and bad joints leading up to the start of CF.  Go for the good workout and the people, you can always avoid the cult.  You can typically drop into a class for free if you want to see what its like, and do that for several gyms and decide if / which you like.  They all have different types of programming and different personalities.  For me, I lost 30 pounds and am in the best shape at 35 than I was at 16 and Ive played sports all my life.  I started CF for soccer conditioning, and now run circles around folks.  I put 15 pounds of muscle on and continue to get stronger (not sure about the commentor prior, how is it possible?  put more weight on the bar.)  One of the best things my wife and I ever did.

/there is ridiculous tail at CF gyms as well
 
2013-02-20 02:00:42 PM  

the biggest redneck here: SlothB77: This isn't the same girl, but is there any doubt this girl couldn't hold her own on a NASCAR pit crew?

These days? In Cup? Not a prayer, those pit crews are staffed by seriously elite athletes. The NFL combine also serves as a stat gathering session for Cup crew chiefs.


LMFAO... nice, but too obvious.
 
2013-02-20 02:02:57 PM  

Halstread: I put 15 pounds of muscle on and continue to get stronger (not sure about the commentor prior, how is it possible?  put more weight on the bar.)  One of the best things my wife and I ever did.


Co-signed on the above. Especially with the spouse. We had a lot of tension building up in our marriage due to our difference in athletic interests (she liked biking and hiking, which I hated. I liked basketball and golf, which she hated) Crossfit brought us closer together in a way.

/yes, and the tail at the gyms
 
2013-02-20 02:07:47 PM  

star_topology: Halstread: I put 15 pounds of muscle on and continue to get stronger (not sure about the commentor prior, how is it possible?  put more weight on the bar.)  One of the best things my wife and I ever did.

Co-signed on the above. Especially with the spouse. We had a lot of tension building up in our marriage due to our difference in athletic interests (she liked biking and hiking, which I hated. I liked basketball and golf, which she hated) Crossfit brought us closer together in a way.

/yes, and the tail at the gyms


Agreed; wife and I were having issues finding activities we both liked, now we can hang out after work instead of fighting over DVR.  We have grown closer becuase of it, and she feels comfortable working out there even though shes not an athlete.  Other than the pricing (though its the only bill I dont mind paying), its the best decision Ive made in a long time.
 
2013-02-20 02:14:43 PM  
Like everything else, she's just the first female over-the-wall pit crew member that this particular writer heard about.

In the '70s, women just weren't allowed in the pits, period. Trophy girls yes, women in the pit area no. Darrell Waltrip's crew would often strong-arm his wife Stevie past officials so she could run fuel-mileage calculations from pit road. She could be the first technical female pit crew member.

Back in the '80s, Bill Venturini was running an all-female crew on his ARCA team (technically not NASCAR-sanctioned, but most of the cars were retired NASCAR equipment). Norm Benning's ARCA stint in the '90s and '00s was largely spent with Linda Nicholas on the pit box as his crew chief, though he never really enjoyed any level of success there.

One local driver who ran a NASCAR minor league in New England in the mid-'90s had a female team manager/engine tuner in the pits. More recently, Ashley Parlett (who flirted with a driving career but couldn't find the sponsorship) was working for a couple NASCAR/ARCA teams as a shock specialist, though I'm not sure if she ever went over the wall.

And I know it's a limited capacity compared to the more glamorous job of tire changer, but anyone who's listened into a race on a scanner knows there are plenty of women serving as spotters, though it seems more prevalent in the minor leagues, where the spotter might be the driver's or owner's wife.
 
2013-02-20 02:16:18 PM  

SlothB77: Before everyone studman69's this broad, GIS her and pull up her Inked Magazine photos (those are the ones where she is not wearing any clothes.)

Now tell with a straight face you aren't attracted to that.


She's conveniently hiding her washboard man-stomach in that shoot.  I see that six pack and I recoil in horror.
 
2013-02-20 02:18:45 PM  

ThisIsntMe: Fark Off Reporter Dumbass

Shawna Robinson and 2003 are calling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHvT0KZlDlY


Holy shiat, that needs yakity-sax added to it.   Well a very very slow version at least
 
2013-02-20 02:31:57 PM  

Halstread: Jster422: Mi-5: Timmy the Tumor: Post again when you destroy your knees

I have to agree.  I did Crossfit when I was stationed in Hawaii for about 2.5 years and I really didn't lose any weight, but the workouts were fun


Bun, Man, my knees took a beating.  I basically stopped the Crossfit thing and never looked back.  I wasn't really getting stronger at all.

  You want to lose some weight and get in some great shape?  Try Insanity.....I lost nearly 20 pounds in 8 months doing that trash while deployed and I felt really good and my knees didn't get beat up.  It will punish you, but you are done in about an hour and you have so much energy (if you work out before work) for the rest of the day that I think your body just burns calories.

Supposedly doing things like Squats, Deadlifts, etc. are actually Good for the knees and can resolve a lot of issues - but I believe the emphasis there is on using correct form.  Just out of curiousity, what was it about Crossfit that messed with your knees?

An issue with Crossfit can be the relatively low requirements to get the teaching certification ( I don't have one, this is a complaint I've heard the owner of a local Crossfit gym make) so while you have a lot of coaches with backgrounds in olympic/power lifting, you also get a lot without.

Frankly, given the plethora of certifications out there, I couldn't really say how to tell a 'good' gym from a 'bad' one when shopping around.  There are a lot of things that looking back I would view as positives about the gym near me, but I wouldn't have been able to know that up front.

My knees, ankles, fingers, wrists are all better due to Crossfit, and I sufferred from arthritis and bad joints leading up to the start of CF.  Go for the good workout and the people, you can always avoid the cult.  You can typically drop into a class for free if you want to see what its like, and do that for several gyms and decide if / which you like.  They all have different types of programming and di ...


Oh, I'm a fan - was the first place I'd ever gone where anyone gave a shiat about my squat form, so it was the first time in my life that heavy squats and lower back pain didn't go together.

I hear a lot of complaints about Crossfit teaching poor form, so I suppose that might be happening out there somewhere.  It just begs the question of who Else is supposedly teaching it correctly?  Does everyone else in the world just have access to olympic weightlifting trainers that I'm unaware of?  Is trying to record yourself at the gym and then soliciting advice from Youtube really a better option?  I get the feeling that a lot of detractors had access to weightlifting coaches as part of high-school or college sports programs, and forget that Joe-Schmoe cube drones (such as myself) don't have that background.

Moreover, where the hell else are people supposedly doing the other compound lifts?  Ignoring the many, many other good things about my gym - they have Bumper plates and lifting platforms - which are not exactly standard issue equipment at the Bally's.  There are several guys who come in only for the Oly classes just because there aren't really other good options.

I thought the same thing regarding the 'tail' situation, but I've heard from the ladies that it's all one-sided.  Lots of married guys who come to the gym with their wives, then lots of single women. So, single dudes might want to keep it in mind.
 
2013-02-20 02:44:20 PM  

appclayton: "I know somebody who does CrossFit.  They never bring it up." --- nobody


Spot on.
 
2013-02-20 02:57:55 PM  

Jster422: Supposedly doing things like Squats, Deadlifts, etc. are actually Good for the knees and can resolve a lot of issues - but I believe the emphasis there is on using correct form.  Just out of curiousity, what was it about Crossfit that messed with your knees?

An issue with Crossfit can be the relatively low requirements to get the teaching certification ( I don't have one, this is a complaint I've heard the owner of a local Crossfit gym make) so while you have a lot of coaches with backgrounds in olympic/power lifting, you also get a lot without.


I had a coach with a certification, and he was actually pretty good.  But I give the Crossfit credit; my shoulders developed a lot more than with just weight training, and I did do the 100 burpees a day haze-ex for a couple of stints that really worked me.   But for some reason, my knees didn't like it all that much.  Maybe it was the insane amount of box jumps or the squats or what have you, but I had to give it up.

Why Would I Read the Article: As somebody else with bad knees (I can't even do leg press machines at the gym because of the pain), would you recommend Insanity for a fellow like myself? I'd love to get into the HIIT game, but between my bad knees and my bad achilles tendon, it's hard to do much aerobic exericise outside of soft trail running or running laps around the Marina Green on the soft grass.


I couldn't recommend Insanity more.  I had some trepidation myself, but after the first couple of weeks, it was pretty addictive.  I think you can do it, but take it easy in the beginning.  DOn't even try to keep up until you gain the strength and ability. I did that and I gradually worked into it.  No problems with my knees, ever.  Give it a shot.  It may seem like its another TV gimicky fitness fad, but being in the Marine Corps and seeing how Insanity blew my group away the first couple of weeks, Sean T (via a laptop a group of us were watching Insanity DVDs and doing the workouts)  hazed us.  And a lot of us were already in great shape.  I think it is the intensity for that 30 minutes to  1 hour with those ridiculous 30 second breaks that get you.

Check it out.  It might do you some good and work some muscle groups you normally don't work.
 
2013-02-20 03:11:41 PM  
This sounds like she's a tire changer. NASCAR has tire changers, and tire carriers. The tire carrier carries the new tire over the wall, while the tire changer uses an air gun to remove the lugnuts, and then removes the wheel/tire from the wheel studs. At this point, the tire carrier puts the new tire on the wheel studs, and the tire changer tightens the lugnuts, while the tire carrier carries the old tire back to, the wall, where another crew member (not an over-the-wall person) picks the tire up, and pulls it back over the wall.

I'm not saying that it's easy, but it doesn't sound like she will be the one lifting and carrying 60 lb. tires, as the article says. Or do they do it differently in the Truck Series (I don't watch a lot of the truck races)?
 
2013-02-20 03:44:14 PM  

Mi-5: Jster422: Supposedly doing things like Squats, Deadlifts, etc. are actually Good for the knees and can resolve a lot of issues - but I believe the emphasis there is on using correct form.  Just out of curiousity, what was it about Crossfit that messed with your knees?

An issue with Crossfit can be the relatively low requirements to get the teaching certification ( I don't have one, this is a complaint I've heard the owner of a local Crossfit gym make) so while you have a lot of coaches with backgrounds in olympic/power lifting, you also get a lot without.

I had a coach with a certification, and he was actually pretty good.  But I give the Crossfit credit; my shoulders developed a lot more than with just weight training, and I did do the 100 burpees a day haze-ex for a couple of stints that really worked me.   But for some reason, my knees didn't like it all that much.  Maybe it was the insane amount of box jumps or the squats or what have you, but I had to give it up.

Why Would I Read the Article: As somebody else with bad knees (I can't even do leg press machines at the gym because of the pain), would you recommend Insanity for a fellow like myself? I'd love to get into the HIIT game, but between my bad knees and my bad achilles tendon, it's hard to do much aerobic exericise outside of soft trail running or running laps around the Marina Green on the soft grass.

I couldn't recommend Insanity more.  I had some trepidation myself, but after the first couple of weeks, it was pretty addictive.  I think you can do it, but take it easy in the beginning.  DOn't even try to keep up until you gain the strength and ability. I did that and I gradually worked into it.  No problems with my knees, ever.  Give it a shot.  It may seem like its another TV gimicky fitness fad, but being in the Marine Corps and seeing how Insanity blew my group away the first couple of weeks, Sean T (via a laptop a group of us were watching Insanity DVDs and doing the workouts)  hazed us.  And a ...


Thanks - Not a huge fan of the box jumps either, but they are in fairly infrequent rotation where I'm at.  We do periodically just 'stick jump' over a pipe strung between boxes, which allowed me the awesome triumph of landing partially on the pvc pipe I was supposed to be jumping over, causing it to spring up to catch me right in the face.  It was pretty athletic.
 
2013-02-20 04:16:36 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: This sounds like she's a tire changer. NASCAR has tire changers, and tire carriers. The tire carrier carries the new tire over the wall, while the tire changer uses an air gun to remove the lugnuts, and then removes the wheel/tire from the wheel studs. At this point, the tire carrier puts the new tire on the wheel studs, and the tire changer tightens the lugnuts, while the tire carrier carries the old tire back to, the wall, where another crew member (not an over-the-wall person) picks the tire up, and pulls it back over the wall.

I'm not saying that it's easy, but it doesn't sound like she will be the one lifting and carrying 60 lb. tires, as the article says. Or do they do it differently in the Truck Series (I don't watch a lot of the truck races)?


Not sure, but a few years back they cut down the number of people that can be over the wall in the Truck Series, to cut costs for all teams.  I'm not sure how it all worked out in terms of what positions took on other jobs during the pit.  My guess is the tire carriers would be the first to go.
 
2013-02-20 04:23:19 PM  

DoBeDoBeDo: ThisIsntMe: Fark Off Reporter Dumbass

Shawna Robinson and 2003 are calling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHvT0KZlDlY

Holy shiat, that needs yakity-sax added to it.   Well a very very slow version at least

Hey Nemecheck's pit stop with two cans was only 21 seconds at the same race.

 
2013-02-20 05:25:45 PM  

doubled99: I love how we keep making a huge deal out of women accomplishing things. Danica Patrick!!!
It just goes to prove that men and women are NOT equals, as we keep having to coo over a woman who actually does the same thing a man has done

Danica's been racing for years now. Why can't she be treated the same as the men?


Boobs!
 
2013-02-20 06:21:10 PM  
Is anybody running a Fark NASCAR Fantasy game?
 
2013-02-20 06:43:54 PM  

relaxitsjustme: Is anybody running a Fark NASCAR Fantasy game?


It's bookmarked on my other computer. Scroll back to some of the older NASCAR threads, it's there somewhere.
 
2013-02-20 06:55:38 PM  

SDRR: the biggest redneck here: SlothB77: This isn't the same girl, but is there any doubt this girl couldn't hold her own on a NASCAR pit crew?

These days? In Cup? Not a prayer, those pit crews are staffed by seriously elite athletes. The NFL combine also serves as a stat gathering session for Cup crew chiefs.

LMFAO... nice, but too obvious.


It's true. The pit crew guys of the top 20 or so teams are each paid six figures and up to do nothing else. They train 6 days/week for 50 weeks/year. They're recruited from NFL part-timers and NCAA champion gymnasts, etc. This isn't 1994.
 
2013-02-20 07:03:36 PM  
She might kick sub y's ass, but that little tire chuckin' wench ain't gonna whip mine.

Go Jeff!!
 
2013-02-20 07:54:15 PM  
 
2013-02-20 08:05:49 PM  

MFAWG: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Call me when the first really ugly woman enters into a predominately male sport. That's when equality will have been reached.


Milka Duno.


i436.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-20 08:29:08 PM  

doubled99: I love how we keep making a huge deal out of women accomplishing things. Danica Patrick!!!
It just goes to prove that men and women are NOT equals, as we keep having to coo over a woman who actually does the same thing a man has done

Danica's been racing for years now. Why can't she be treated the same as the men?


God knows I'd love to. Problem is, we do that and ESPN's Racing division ceases to exist. And so help me, God, this planet will be a charred husk before ESPN becomes irrelevant.

Some of the above is sarcasm.

On topic, Christmas is hot in my eyes. Yep, I said it.
 
2013-02-21 12:02:32 AM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Call me when the first reallyugly woman enters into a predominately male sport. That's when equality will have been reached.



Equality was reached sometime in the 1920s?

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-21 06:01:02 AM  
Christmas?
 
2013-02-21 08:38:09 AM  

upndn: doubled99: I love how we keep making a huge deal out of women accomplishing things. Danica Patrick!!!
It just goes to prove that men and women are NOT equals, as we keep having to coo over a woman who actually does the same thing a man has done

Danica's been racing for years now. Why can't she be treated the same as the men?

Boobs!


Can't be that, Jimmy Spencer has boobs and he gets cars all the time, plus a spot on Trackside.
 
2013-02-21 08:45:55 AM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Call me when the first reallyugly woman enters into a predominately male sport. That's when equality will have been reached.


Equality was reached sometime in the 1920s?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x349]


Bathe her, paper bag her, send her to my quarters.
 
2013-02-21 09:34:20 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Call me when the first reallyugly woman enters into a predominately male sport. That's when equality will have been reached.


Equality was reached sometime in the 1920s?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x349]

Bathe her, paper bag her, send her to my quarters.


I...I am required to inform you under the Fark Accords of 2009 that this would place you in serious danger. You will be required to sign a waiver before we can proceed with your request to be hogtied and delivered to Ms. Morris.
 
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