12/09/10 – A few pictures of Pat & friends

Today’s Links –

Just a group shot at the christmas party.  Who is the guy sleeping?
Just a group shot at the christmas party. Who is the guy sleeping?
Pat is quite the ladies man
Pat is quite the ladies man
Pat partying hard with his friends
Pat partying hard with his friends
Hey Jen, what's up?
Hey Jen, what's up?
That's definitely my wife
That's definitely my wife
Johnny Ridgewood the viking and his pal, Pat
Johnny Ridgewood the viking and his pal, Pat

Schedule –

  • Mobility Warm Up
  • Front Squat – 5-5-5 (Add 5lbs from last time.  Keep weight the same across sets.)
  • WOD – 7 Rounds For Time
    • 5 Squat Snatch (If your overhead squat form is not good revert to power snatch)
    • 10 Burpees
    • 15 Abmat Sit Ups
  • Work On Double Unders
  • Stretch

12 thoughts on “12/09/10 – A few pictures of Pat & friends”

  1. Great pics… sorry I missed the fun (Pat’s ears seem particularly tasty!)

    Hey, that Hunter Gatherer link… just a very odd quote on a site with that title… “These numbers are part of why those of us who grew up in rural parts of the country simply don’t comprehend the gun-grabbing impulses of some. Every single year, millions of Americans carry high power rifles into the woods and more or less do as they please – some shoot at deer, some just drink a lot –”

    I don’t even know where to start on this. First off, as someone who espouses a “Paleo” lifestyle how is it possible that there is such a negative bias towards the first part of the philosophy (hunter)? Why would this guy even want to post this? The safety record? It’s a back-handed compliment in this article.

    I laugh at all the people who tell me how cruel and sick I am to hunt for my food yet they have no problem eating some hormone-laden slab of corn-fed bloody mess from a big box supermarket. I always say, “oh. you must be vegan.” When they say no, I just have to snicker.

    “Isn’t it sad?” Ian – “Yes! Of course its sad! It also makes you understand the true value of what is on your plate! That cow you’re eating died too – and lived a far more stressful and inhumane life.”

    When was the last time these supermarket carnivores looked at their steak and thanked the cow that gave it to them? My family does this every time we eat something I have brought home from the woods or the water (not kidding). Which kid is more aware? My girls or the ones who think Ronald McDonald creates the cheeseburger?

    This little disjointed note also paints a picture of hunters as this toothless drunken hillbilly clan terrorizing the woods like a bunch of maniacs. I have hunted with people in Colorado, Maryland, South Dakota, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and even Mississippi and not one of these people were ever drinking or acting with anything but the utmost respect for the outdoors and safety.

    And then we talk all about hormones and grain-fed animals. The animals I hunt for don’t live their last days in a CAFO, or are stuffed full of grain to add fat, or are injected with hormones in order to survive the inhumane conditions. Look on any site on nutrition and examine the nutrition profile of venison, elk, etc vs corn-fed beef.

    Sorry about the vent, but I am sitting here watching everyone bash Palin for killing a “Moose” (it wasn’t a moose but a caribou – good job naturalists) and how much money it cost and I pray that the anti-hunter vitriol doesn’t continue to drown out the true purpose and ethical nature of hunting.

    May not make the WODs tonight, sorry…going to be freezing my glutes off trying to bring home some food for my family. Forgive me.


    1. Ian,
      To start, I believe that hunting is great. It’s natural.

      I might not be right, but the way I read the story the “gun-grabbing” was not referencing Hunters but rather those who grab guns to kill people. I think the author of Hunter-Gather respects hunters and just doesn’t understand the “gun-grabbing” mentality of people that didn’t grow up with guns. I think the point of the story is to say that despite millions of americans going into the “woods’ each year there are very few injuries. I could be wrong. Anyone else have thoughts?

      1. Hmmm… at least you made me go back and re-read the blurb…when you read the Federalist Paupers link that he references it certainly takes a more defensive posture (large standing army – Why the Terrorists Will Never Win).

        My rant wasn’t aimed at anyone here btw, just a comment on the greater noise. Maybe it was the CNN that was causing me to see stars.

        Allow me to finish the move… I jumped up on the (soap) box (20″) and now I jump back down… for time!

    2. or maybe gun grabbing refers to people who want to take guns out of the hands of hunters. I think that makes more sense.

  2. Oh Pat! Too funny! Maybe you shouldn’t have shaved the beard…it could’ve been a form of protection against Erin! She’s a feisty one 🙂

  3. Did this at home. What weight did people use for the squat snatches? I used 75# and still couldn’t put 5 together in a row. A dragging 17:45. My shins are cut up and I felt like a walrus trying to do burpees.

    I took “gun-grabbing” to refer to the rumored political agenda to stiffen gun laws. And I am not upset with palin – only the caribou for not turning the tables.

    1. Peter, everyone so far has done power snatch or hang power snatch. Times are in the 11-13 minute range. Squat snatches clearly add a significant amount of time.

  4. Ian, I’m from Georgia…and I’ve spent many a morning in a tree stand (in my younger years). Now, however, I have no desire to get up at 4AM to freeze thus, giving up the 30 aut 6. I admire hunting for the sport it is…as well as a livelihood supporter. Go forth and hunt.