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Thursday, September 20th, 2012 - Weighted pull-ups
Posted: 19 September 2012 04:46 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Weighted pull-ups 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps

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Compare to 120228.

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Posted: 19 September 2012 04:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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If you can do even one pull up then today you are a Big Dawg.

If you cannot do a pull up use the lowest assist possible and do the suggested reps.


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Posted: 20 September 2012 03:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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BS, sprint (bench)

F&J, pass throughs (very short wu today, time-issue)

Bench 3x5x76 kg

Complete 8 rounds:
3 Squats @ 65% of 1 RM (used 65 kg)
20 yard Fly Start
*Mark out a 30 yard run with a cone at 10 yards into the run. Start the sprint at a good pace and make sure you are at full acceleartion by the time you hit the 10 yard mark. Sprint the last 20 yards at full speed. Have someone start the run and time it from the 10 yard line to the 30 yard line, so a flying 20 yard time is completed.

*Rest 90 seconds between efforts. (didn´t rest, just the walk back to the bar)
Sprints 3:51 to 4:00 s.

5x20 meter farmers walk 2x26kg db

pigeon stretch, hamstring stretch, roller on back
50 hollow rocks


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Posted: 20 September 2012 03:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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running drills
barbell skills

Catalyst Training:
3x4 Power Snatch 145#
3x4 Power Clean 165#
3x4 Power Jerk 165#
5x3 Snatch High Pull 145#

Mini WOD:
3 rounds
row 600m
15 DB push press 40#


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Posted: 20 September 2012 04:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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From BrandX 120917

AMRAP 12 of
- 5 Front squat, bodyweight = 73kg
- 10 Chest to bar pull-ups
- 15 Box jumps, 60 cm box
4 rds + 5 FS = 125 reps

My quads are on fire… Would have liked to ride my bike for 20 mins as a cash out, but had to leave to work.

BTW: 73kg x5 x5 is a PR


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Posted: 20 September 2012 04:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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21-15-9 reps of:
185 pound Deadlift
95 85 pound Overhead squat

Time: 7:45

DLs first set broken 15-6, last two unbroken.  OHSs broken 15-6, 10-5, 9.  My biggest problem with OHS in this WOD is heavy breathing and squatting.  Weight was good.  Disappointed with the time though - kinda felt like I was dragging this morning.


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Posted: 20 September 2012 04:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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55-minute walk

Barefoot on treadmill. Bad idea.



Posted: 20 September 2012 06:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Joined  2012-05-16

First crossfit WOD done early in morning. (started about 7:30 am) LOVED IT.

Single-unders, 20 seconds Toe on wall calf stretch (both feet) x 2

Shoulder external rotation work , Hip Opener Stretch (both legs. about a minute of work each round), 7 knees to elbows x 2

sit in bottom squat position, Couch stretch x 2

Hamstring stretch (leg up on bench),5 slow air squats, legs crossed bentover hamstring stretchx 2

Had to reduce the total sets for each round from 3 to 2 for sake of time.

Recon Ron

5 - 4 - 3 - 3 - 2

CFSB: Bicep Curl

65 x 5

85 x 3

115 x 3

WOD- Clean and Jerk

For Time:

115 pound Clean and jerk, 30 reps

Time: 4:55

Holy tired legs batman. After the weighted lunges today it didn’t take much to tire the legs today. Plan was to do 3 sets of 10 with each set being about a minute long with a 20 sec break between sets. Goal was total time in 4 minutes. First set was done as planned. But by rep 15 i was starting to get smoked. So more breaks, more just looking at that stupid bar waiting for something to happen. Still relatively happy with the time.

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Achilles stretch

Posted: 20 September 2012 06:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I hope I did this right, given I’m a total novice…

CFWU 3 rounds Sampson stretch, 6-10 reps of overhead squat with PVC, push ups, sit ups, pull ups (no kipping). good mornings with PVC

Weighted pull ups 7 sets of one rep max (15lbs, 25, 35, 45, 45, 45, 45) 45 felt like the max I could do from a dead hang; I could just get my chin over the bar.

I may try to go for an easy run later if time permits…

Comments appreciated on whether or not I did that right. (Actually, after watching the demo, I should have tried to kipp the weighted pull ups. I think I could have done more weight with some kipping, but I thought you were supposed to do them strictly from a dead hang) Next time.


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Posted: 20 September 2012 06:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Joined  2012-07-22

CFWU (Except for pullups and dips)


Weighted pull ups

I tried to get one without any assist and I can’t. Soooo I went to the Gravitron and started with 40# offset which is less than i usually use and took it from there.

I weighed 222# this morning. The weight listed is the offset used.


I failed on the last rep so i went back to 15# and tried again. I failed on that one so I went back to 20# and struggled that one through.

I’m happy though because I see my pull ups getting better every week. This motivates me.


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Posted: 20 September 2012 07:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Weighted pull-ups 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps

85 was chin fully above bar 90 was nose to bar just could not get the chin over


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Posted: 20 September 2012 07:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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CrossFit RE 5:30 class at Darrick’s garage

Before: s/m, 3x: 10 back ext, situps, squats (trying to focus on heel drive; it helps)

S/T: ME back extensions: 37, +10 PR, rested a couple of minutes then ME back extension hold (one five-count reset allowed): 2:30-something, 31 or 32 I think. The reset doesn’t help much.

Metcon: 150 burpees. I think I did this in about 11:44, which is a PR by 2:36 from last January. But I thought I might have counted wrong, so I did 10 more, and finished at around 12:20-something. The truth is probably somewhere in between. Happy with the time. Knocked out 20 in the first minute, then tried to stick to 12 per minute until I got to 128, then did 22 straight (plus another 10). In retrospect I probably could have pushed it a bit more.


The obstacle is the path. - Zen proverb

Posted: 20 September 2012 07:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Weighted pull-ups 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps

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In: CFWU x 3 (sub DU’s for pull ups/dips)

Wod: 40-50-60-70-80-85(f)-85
BW= 156

Out: 50 parallette push ups, 25 DU’s



Posted: 20 September 2012 08:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Posted: 20 September 2012 08:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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30 - 75# clean and jerk

Weighted pullups
62 - 88 - 106(f)

Still keeping the weight light on the cleans because of back issues. It’s amazing how much easier working out can be if you use lighter weights! wink


Crossfitting since Jan 2009

Posted: 20 September 2012 08:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
Big Dawg
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Joined  2009-08-25

Weighted pull-ups 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps

Body weight - 165#


43/M/5’8”/160# (180# in early 2012)

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