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Lifts 4 Gifts 2017, 9 am Sat. December 16 @ The Champions Club

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Campus Improv Eats from...Binno?

Chris freaking Binno texted me last week about wanting to participate in the new Campus Improv Eats series. Desperate for new material as I am, I accepted his offer. This is a breakfast from some time.

Aaaaaand here's the breakdown:

  • Protein - eggs, cheese (presumably in eggs), meat (presumably in the eggs), those little turd-looking things to the right of the picture, milk
  • Carbohydrate - wow... waffle, french toast, chocolate in milk, milk, canned excuse for peaches
  • Fat - butter, his lats

Sometimes in life balance is not important. In Pokemon, for instance, the gym leaders all have the same type Pokemon in their lineup. Naturally, a smart trainer loads up with the type-advantage and runs train through to get the badge. Or Jay would just clone 6 level-100 Mewtwos. Another example could be Shaquille O'neal of the late-90's. He could work on his shooting and dribbling, or just continue being dominant by dunking the ball on Vlade' Divac every time. 

Breakfast is not one of those times.

Every time you put food in your mouth you can either promote diabeetus, or promote fitness. Balancing protein, carbohydrate, and fat is going to be the main factor in most of the good and bad stuff happening to your body. But this looks freaking delicious! Now, there are a few assumptions one has to make about this meal:

1. This was at a restaurant. There is no way a bulky upper body such as Binno's could have the dexterity to finesse an omelette in such a proportioned way. Nor the waffles with evenly-placed melted butter. According to Binno's athleticism on the chart, someone else must have done this for him.

2. The waitress made a mistake with the sausage. They look like they haven't even been cooked. Mr. Wonsil or Jacob would surely have a joke for this.

3. Binno was by himself at the time of this meal. Canned peaches on the side and chocolate milk would probably not be the way to impress the chickies if I would guess. Kinda takes the manliness away from the other stuff.

4. The omlette was ordered from the kids menu as an attempt to save money. That's a tiny-ass omelette.

Won or loss. Assuming all of the above, this is definitely a win. The french toast/waffle combo is fantastic and separated perfectly on opposite sides of the main meal. You get to indulge in some doughy goodness at the start, then come back for more after the eggs are eaten. Clever.

Next time: Bacon instead of the wiener sausage. This is a no-brainer. Or just have them actually cook the sausage next time. Raw meat does not make lats turn from fat to muscle.

Campus Improv Eats - Alyssa 10/5

Alyssa recently sent me this picture as her cafeteria food selection.

Here's the breakdown

  • Protein: turkey/chicken (hard to tell which one for sure)
  • Carbohydrate: rice, corn
  • Fat:

Okay let's get the first thing out of the way, everyone please donate to the Alyssa Jabara Needs a Jar of Peanuts fund by placing a nickle in the cup next time you're in the gym. All proceeds will go towards helping Alyssa Jabara buy a jar of peanuts. Starving college athletes, man. Pay the players!

Now that that's out of the way, let's talk about the carbohydrate choice. The rice is considered a high-density carbohydrate - meaning there's more carbs per ounce or cup compared to other foods. Veggies, in particular are typically low-density; you can eat about 2 cups of green peppers and it would equal about 1/4 of a cup of rice. Obviously the peppers would fill you up more and last longer. The tricky thing about this is there are a few exceptions for veggies. Corn is one of them. 1/4 cup, same as rice.

In Alyssa's case, she possibly thought, "well, rice is not the best choice, but corn is a vegetable, so I can load up on that." Or maybe she wasn't thinking at all and was just hungry as can be. Either way, the chicken/turkey and the rice was probably very close to being balanced. The corn tipped it over the edge. If it was broccoli or celery instead of corn, then it would be a different story.

Win or loss: I gotta go with a loss on this. She was pretty far over on carbohydrate for this meal. There was also a mad Binno in the Fat column.

Next time: Pick rice or corn. And see the Alyssa Jabara Needs a Jar of Peanuts Fund.

Beast Mode: Binno's Bumbling Boobery

Chris Binno is an odd duck for sure. I have written about this numerous times about numerous topics relating to the blowfish man. But he's still our Binno, and that is really cool, in my opinion at least. In true Binno fashion, he has now vanished from the Champions Club like a fart in the wind (name that movie quote) and is off to Kalamazoo to do... well... flying. And no, not spreading his lats and letting the wind take him off, but actual flying. Commercial airplanes. Would I get on a plane with him as the pilot? Not in a million years; his attention span is far too short for my comfort. But hey, if Big Kris Campbell is going to be flying a plane one day, then why not Beans?

I've already done a Bye Bye post on Binno back in the Summer 2014, so I will not be doing one again - especially when he'll probably bumble around here in another 2 years or so. But in his wake, he left us with some final workout footage in the most Binno way possible...

Roaming Diane

21-15-9 reps fot time of:

225-lb. deadlifts

Handstand walk (in meters)

...being on a perfect pace for a pr only to forget to handstand walk on the way back for his last round.

Still, that takes a fairly impressive amount of athleticism to complete a workout like this at a high intensity. So as such, he will receive a posthumous bump on the Graph of Ability (or lackthereof).

Bye Bye Beans! Hope to see you again on Christmas!

Army Workout Recap

Earlier this morning we brought back the Summer 2014 Army Theme Workout with a few twists in the mix. First, we had an even group of 12, so we did teams of 4 instead of 5. As such, we took out the ring dip station in an attempt to keep the rotations even. Next we took out the partner deadlift because Coach T's monster sandbags are not here any more and added a bar swing in place, we subbed a medicine ball run for the double unders, and last but not least, Binno came up big for us and brought some 60-lb. logs from his house we could use for the cleans in conjunction with the tire flips.

After people got the hang of it, it seemed to go pretty smoothly.  The playlist was also very interesting; Binno managed to find an Army Cadence station on Spotify, which sounded exactly like you would imagine. The winning team consisted of Elizabeth, Murley, Saporito, and Ricky. You can see the full results here. And I managed to snap a few pictures that can be seen in the August '17 Daily WODs photo gallery.

Great job to everyone today, good looks to Elizabeth for bugging me over and over to bring this one back, and I think we might have room for one more theme workout between now and Harry Potter. So be on the lookout.

Announcing the Champions Club Arm Wraastling Tournament

When Christophus Binnonovich III returns to the gym, challenges start flying out left and right - usually in favor of things he is good at. This time, however, I think he has bitten off more than he can chew. We are proud to announce the first ever Champions Club Arm Wraastling Tournament. This will take take place over the course of multiple days and will be spontaneous depending on which athletes are at which session.

The seedings, you ask? Binno laid them out last night.

It has also been determined that Big Kris and Mel can Skype in their attempts; how that will be executed is unsure at the time. Be on the lookout for an official bracket on the whiteboard soon...

Disney Doozy 2017 Recap

After three straight weeks of poor showing on team workout Saturdays, we finally got a great turnout! Carter, Kenny, Conor, Maddy, and her brother Nolan all set their alarms for an unusually early time of 8:30 am and joined the rest of our crew for the classic Disney Doozy Theme Workout.

Lindsey surprised everyone by bringing on our choice of Moana or the new Beauty and the Beast for us to watch after the workout, and Pat provided us with a slew on unfavorable carbohydrates to snack on (though, you heathens ate my Starbursts).

On a more serious side, Elizabeth and Jennifer teamed up to win the workout under the alias "Olaf and Sven" from that God-awful movie, Frozen. But we forgive them because they won.

There are few things that can put me in a better mood than seeing a well-attended Summer Theme Workout, and you guys all did a great job today, especially rookies Lindsey and Pat. Big shouts to Bubs for being Bubs. And special mention to Binno, who not only won the best-dressed award for his Aladdin outfit, but also put his plunging powers to good use a half hour before the session and unclogged the paper-towel stuffed boys' toilet. (Paper towel is for the garbage can... I thought that was a given!)

But I digress. Again, thanks for a great workout folks. Be on the lookout for 80's coming soon. Until then:

Disney Dooozy 2017 Photo Gallery

Disney Doozy 2017 Workout Results

Goon and Goblin Resurgence 4/25

This poss comes from Jacob the goon.

If you could only pick one, would you rather have your desired arms or abs?

Or would you rather just bite the rope where everyone cuts their leg?