I don’t recall ever linking a post that I have written, sildenafil but here are my thoughts on today’s WOD, tadalafil Jonesworthy, this from 2014. Alison and I usually sit down and run through the weeks workouts on Sunday morning. I guess every 18 months or so Alison say, “We haven’t done “Jonesworthy” in a while…” You know what they say – happy wife, happy life.
One more Gym Jones story. Let’s go back to 2006…Gym Jones was originally a CrossFit gym in the Salt Lake City area owned by Mark Twight. This was before there was Outlaw, Misfit, Invitus, et al. There was the CrossFit website, and that’s it. Twight was one the original rock star rock climbers and certainly a progenitor of the X Games and extreme athletes we see today. He climbed mountains, looked cool and wrote about it. I recommend his book, Kiss or Kill. I have a copy somewhere. Twight recognized that his extreme sport required extreme fitness and he came to CrossFit in the early 2000s. Twight was actually part of the the first CrossFit seminars.
Now, where Twight diverged from CrossFit was accessibility. Whereas Greg Glassman wanted to create a program that was broad, general and inclusive, Twight saw the need to focus on individuals objectives and goals. This seems reasonable, but I think it was how he went about his ideas that caused him to split.
Instead of starting a website and coaching individually, I’m pretty sure he dropped his affiliation, changed his name to Gym Jones, and turned his website into more of a mystery and series of essays about being hardcore than a fitness site.
You could kind of follow the workouts, but you needed a secret decoder ring. Instead of videos explaining movements, there were grainy black and white photos. There were essays by Twight and Henry Rollins.
I think Twight recommended if you wanted to follow Gym Jones, you needed come to find him. He left no address or contact number. You couldn’t sign up. Now, he has a seminar. He trained the actors for the movie 300 and Henry Cavill, who plays Superman.
Twight never sold T Shirts. Back when I was reading his site in 2006, you couldn’t buy a T shirt, you had to come to his gym and train with him. When he though you earned it, he gave you a black shirt with GYM JONES stenciled on the front.
So flash to me, walking outside my office in NYC in 2006. I was in the Chelsea Market, a food market underneath the offices of the Food Network and MLB. I saw celebrities all the time. Rachel Ray, Jimmy Fallon, all the Iron Chefs, Kelly Ripa. I never got excited or flustered. I never took a photo or asked for a picture.
I was getting a cup of coffee, and I see a fit dude wearing a black t shirt with GYM JONES stenciled on the front. I stepped out of line and asked him about the place. I told him I was doing CrossFit, and I was curious about Gym Jones, but I had a lot of questions. He looked at me like he had no idea what I was talking about and kept walking. What a jerk!
Workout of the Day
6 rounds for time of:
Squat 80-64-50-32-16-8 reps
53/35 Kettlebell swing 40-32-25-16-8-4 reps
Pull-ups 20-16-12-8-4-2 reps
Each round consists of a Squat, Kettlebell swing and Pull-up. The first round will be squat 80 reps, Kettlebell swing 40 reps, and Pull-up 20 reps.