“You can’t fix stupid”

I got an interesting text from Z on Saturday. You see Z was at our good buddy Paul’s wedding on Friday night and while he was there decided to have a whiskey and coke. And that whiskey and coke lead to another.. and another… and well you get the idea. So on Saturday Z decided he would switch up his training a little bit and try a swimming crossfit workout. I am not good with words I will let Z’s text assorted texts tell you all you need to know.

“I almost died doing a swim WOD”

“I might puke in my mouth again”

“Don’t u judge me it was a long pool”

As I chuckle over how this must have looked, it got me to thinking of other stupid exercises the Filer boys had engaged in. Now before I get us any hate mail, these are things I do not find to be “stupid” hard but workouts we have found by experience are just stupid. If you like them, wells thats like your opinion man.

Virtual shoveling

This is a real crossift exercise, an early one (they were trying a lot of new things). Here is a video explaining how to do it.

Alright, there is our several factors in why I feel this is a stupid exercise. Maybe I am biased because of my experiences, I grew up near a beach and was shoveling my whole childhood, I helped fill sandbags as a teen in Iowa during the bad floods in the 90s, I know how shoveling feels, this aint it. Also the workout is just screwy and I felt like I was going to get hurt doing it. Maybe I will try it again, right after I get break my jaw again.

Hold your breath rowing

Don’t remember who came up with this one but we tried it out after class one day. Simple premise for the workout, who can row the farthest while holding your breath. I mean what could go wrong with this? I mean other than burning through all the oxygen in your body up by going a breakneck pace. People saw stars, white spots, and almost fell off the rower while going for one more pull backwards like Frank Trigg with Matt Hughes on my back.

Drinking and Olympic Lifiting

This could be titled drinking and any lifting but unfortunately I can tell you can do several different of exercises either while drinking during rest breaks or with a few before hand at good level of execution. Olympic lifting is not one of them. We all know that the olympic lifts require technique, coordination, focus, things that while drinking yeah. All I can tell you is doing 50 pushups after taking a shot because Oregon keeps scoring against your team is one thing, drinking a lot and than trying to power snatch in a basement leads to someone blowing out their shoulder. Don’t do it.

I ask you the reading public to submit any stupid workout that you have done. We have all done one, don’t be shy.

Posted by Nickay

7 Responses to ““You can’t fix stupid””

  1. Booze and biking… Booze and rollerblading hanging on to the back of a pick-up truck.

    I If it’s not booze then I do stupid things for Charity. If you don’t know, I have shoulder issues. So pull-ups for me are reserved for special occasions. When my friend asked me to do Firefighter Fran for charity, I jumped in. Fran on a good day is horrid. Add 60 plus LB of gear and breath through a SCBA mask, hoping you finish before you air runs out is just plain fucked. When I flew planes, I knew I was fucked when I had to drill emergency procedures over and over again. I’ve never had to drill “what to do if you run out of air”, in the SCBA mask for a WOD. Been there done that….

  2. Christmas Day WOD in rural OK, 7 weeks after giving birth. There was beer involved.

    Started with a quick sprint, followed by very high “box jumps” in a pile of dead leaves, landing on a slippery stone porch.

    I thought I saw bone, finished the set, wanted to finish the workout, and had a fight with my husband. He threw me in the car and started driving.

    Needless to say, this ended in the Talequah Regional ER with a very unsympathetic doctor (and husband), staples in my shin, and a nice scar to remember the adventure.

  3. By far the dumbest workout I’ve done takes me back to high school swim team. We decided to see how many laps one could do underwater while holding one’s breath in a 25 yard pool. Most could get down and back, but one guy was able to go down, back, turn and go again (once)… amazing. Until he hit the other end and kept stroking into the wall. It was that point that we realized he was actually moving while unconscious. We got him out, realized he was “ok”, then would do it again…

    Evidently this is a well known bad idea, but to a bunch of 17 year olds, there’s a fine line between “hey check this out” and “why is he turning blue”. We’d hyperventilate aka the movie “Big Blue” then go… Well, that can induce a condition called shallow water blackout. Knew nothing about it until later.

    We used to do this in class too. Hold our breath until we’d pass out. One guy could go nearly 5 minutes. Really freaked out the subs when someone’s head would hit the desk, then he’d sit up and just smile.

    For the record, I hope my kids never read this post…

  4. James Bevan-lee Says:

    Even I have my limits about what I share on this blog…

  5. Before WSCF opened up I was doing CF from the website at the Y.
    I…I have shoveled virtually. Once because I was told to, and then shamefully, once on my own. I want to thank Nickay for this chance to cleanse myself. I just…I’m sorry.

  6. edwardspd Says:

    If you’re going to work out under the influence, go with uppers… way more fun.

  7. edwardspd Says:

    If you’re going to work out under the influence, do it on uppers. Way more fun.

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