Friday Fun – Crash Videos

There’s nothing quite so effective at whiling away your precious life, as spending time watching crash compilations on the internet. So without further ado, I present for your Friday Fun pleasure: the luckiest helmetless motorcyclist ever:

The motorbike mate you *don’t* want to go out riding with:

And finally a selection of race crashes. Some really good one’s in here (I have no idea if anyone was seriously hurt, I hope not, but fess up, the only reason anyone watches motorsports, is to see the crashes):

In separate news, I’m looking forward to the BWLA Masters on Saturday, though my shoulder is still far from fixed. I couldn’t quite go 10 days before a competition without any training, that would not put me in good shape, so I did a typical Crossfit style blast tonight on the rear decking, with just the aid of a skipping rope:

As Many Rounds As Possible (AMRAP) in 10 minutes of:

  • 5 press up
  • 10 double unders
  • 15 squats

I was pleased with the 9 rounds I managed. It was suitably hard and blowy, but also should have stressed me too much for the comp in 36 hours. Just enough to get the blood flowing and to remind my legs and arms that they’ll have work to do soon.

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  • Pete 14 March 2009, 6:30 pm

    I like the idea of this circuit – when you say squat was it with weights – and what is a double under?

  • Colin McNulty 15 March 2009, 10:21 am

    The squat was without weights, an “air squat” if you will. I do subscribe to the view that squats should be “below parallel”, i.e. the crease of your hip should drop below the level of the knee. And obviously you have to stand up completely straight.

    A double under is a skipping rope skip, where the rope passes round twice for each jump. They are hard to learn at first, so a good scaled approach is to also count ones where there has been an honest attempt at one.

    For links to videos, see the crossfit named workout post Annie has a video link to double unders and Barbara a link to the squats. BTW there are loads of great Crossfit workouts on that page, all of which should be done for time, just go easy the first time you try them! I’d suggest scaling them back to start with.

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