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Elementary, my dear Ktowners…

To answer your question, yes, her needs (just like your own) are the same as an elite athlete.

To answer your question, yes, her needs (just like your own) are the same as an elite athlete.

Warm-up: 200m run, 100 jump ropes, shoulder & hip mobility

MetCon – Cindy:
AMRAP in 20 minutes
5 Pull-ups
10 Push-ups
15 Air Squats

Our first day of testing Cindy is out of the way.  I won’t recap just yet though.  We shall wait until tomorrow’s bunch hits her hard, then we will enumerate everyone’s spoils.  Until then, let me leave you with some knowledge.

I am always listing the ways CrossFit makes you a better athlete, mother, husband, lover, fighter, and a million other occupations, but now I am going to teach you to become a better geometrician.  Why you ask?  It is because the coaches have been making too many trips to the trash dumpster lately.

Our problem is that of fitting an inordinate amount of paper towel in to a finite space, the trash can.  To maximize the trash can’s volume we need to mold our used paper towels in to the shape that has the least surface area while simultaneously having a great deal of volume.  Enter the sphere.  By balling our used paper towels up we reduce the space required to store said towels; therefore, we can fit more paper towels in to the trash can! Eureka!

Why does this matter?  Because now your coaches will have more time throughout the day to do whatever it is they do (burpees).  And hey, if you think I’m crazy just compare this short rant to what Coach ‘Cutthroat’ Miss J wanted to do: take away all hand drying privileges.  You can thank me later for keeping this Draconian measure out of our gym…

No good.

Not good.



Not bad.

Not bad.



At least we didn’t go in to Euclidean spherical packing,
Coach G

1) What is the shortest distance between two points?
2)1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 What are the next five numbers in the sequence?
3) How much wood could a woodchuck chuck?
4)How many hoplites can Themistocles dispatch to Thermopylae without endangering his force of triremes at Artemisium?  Show your work.

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By | 2017-04-25T14:40:14+00:00 September 3rd, 2009|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|13 Comments


  1. Brandon September 3, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    1) A straight line
    2) 21, 34, 55, 89, 144
    3) That depends on the woodchuck’s desire to chuck said wood.
    4) uhhh, 5?

    P.S. Grant – I give this post an 8.5/10. I actually chuckled out loud to myself.

  2. Paulie September 3, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    youre questions are gay

  3. forrestlong September 3, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Paulie :
    youre questions are gay


  4. Corey September 3, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    1. Straight Line
    2. Fibonacci’s sequence: 21, 34, 55, 89, 144
    3. What’s your definition of “chuck” and “wood”?
    4. 300 Hoplites from Sparta, 700 from Thespaiae, 400 from Thebes, and perhaps a couple hundred at random otherwise from varying City-States. 1400-1600 Hoplites total.

  5. Brandon September 4, 2009 at 3:09 am

    Paulie :
    youre questions are gay

    Says the trivia guy … asking questions about Harry Potter … and Disney Princesses…

  6. crossfitktown September 4, 2009 at 3:52 am

    Paulie :

    youre questions are gay

    Your English is poor.

  7. Brandon September 4, 2009 at 5:21 am


    P.S. I’m all antsy at work today in anticipation of our date with Cindy later. I wonder if she’ll pay?

  8. crossfitktown September 4, 2009 at 6:15 am

    I have a feeling she won’t even go dutch, Brandon. Bonnie Tyler will get us through it though…


  9. Brandon September 4, 2009 at 6:50 am

    Please, I hope you actually bring in a playlist with that song on it.

    Also, you should look at adding a message board/forum to this site. Comment-chat is probably not the most efficient method of communication.

    Also also, you realize that 30 rounds is 900 reps in 20 minutes? 900…

  10. Megan September 4, 2009 at 9:36 am

    This may be your best work yet

  11. Paulie September 4, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    It has come my attention that burpees were invented by the French. The French suck, therefore, burpees suck. Americans should not be subjected to things that suck. Unless it’s a really hot French girl named Francesca that someone might mistake the term “weewee” as English and not French.

    But that is the only case

    Sorry Francesca

  12. lightspeed September 5, 2009 at 7:18 am

    G- Please- please tell me thats not a condem in the papertowl your holding

  13. Kerr September 9, 2009 at 12:01 pm


    Is that similer to “condemn?”

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