Oct 7th, 2006
By Max Lewin
Here is a scaled-down version of one of the Mothers of all Metabolic Workouts, “Nasty Girls“. (right side of page: last “WOD video”)
We call this “Slightly Naughty Girl” AKA “Sharon”.
3 rounds for time:
7 kipping pull-ups
14 jumping ring dips
7 65# Hang Power Clean
Sharon’s time: 10:11, which is mighty speedy.
There is a six week Danzan-Ryu Jujitsu-Inspired Women’s Self-Defense class at Suigetsukan Dojo. Information at Girl Army. Classes start October 8th.
Strong Women Are Beautiful: excellent article on women’s body image by a teammate of our very own Candace Hamilton, center for the Berkeley All Blues Rugby Club. That’s her in the second photo from the left.
<rant>While I cannot fully advocate the ultra-high calorie and rather carb-heavy diet described in the above article, it is a hell of a lot better than the salad and low-fat cookie diet which has been foisted upon our nation’s women (“Snackwells” are the devil) by so-called “Women’s Magazines”. Real women need fat and protein in their diet and muscle on their bodies. We sometimes hear women say they don’t want to “have big muscles” or “get bigger”. Well we are not in the business of making you weak, and we refuse to buy into the idea that women should be weak! Perhaps you have some metabolically inert material you can remove so that you can gain muscle with no net displacement of body mass. Women need muscle mass to avoid osteoporosis, not to mention the fact that in the absence of quality muscle anyone, male or female, looks, well, weak. Is that really what you want? If so I suggest you avoid CrossFit, which will make you strong, and get a membership to a big-box, McDonald’s-ish chain gym and take some bouncy-ball arm curl and cable-leg spasm classes. You will be nice and weak even after years of it.</rant>Read More