Archive for September, 2014

13.4 revisited

Posted in cleans, competition, dead lifts, jerk, knees-to-elbows on September 28, 2014 by coughingsparks

Yesterday was another 5RM DL and I was thisclose to PRing, but I didn’t:


It wasn’t worth it really to get that fifth one. Oh well.

Finished with 13.4, infinity ladder of 7-minutes:

-3 C&J (135#/95#)
-3 TTB
-6 C&J
-6 TTB

I got the exact same score as last time of 55, which is 12 C&J, 7 TTB.




Posted in kettle bells, pull-ups, push-ups, thrusters on September 26, 2014 by coughingsparks

Started today with the pull-up progression: 7-7-6-5-4. Did pretty well, got most of them chest to bar. I’ve been leaning back a bit more and that has helped. Finished with 7 RFT:

-7 KB swings (24kg/16kg)
-7 push-ups
-7 pull-ups
-7 thrusters (75#/55#)

15-minute cap

I saw the 49 each push-ups and pull-ups and didn’t think I’d be able to finish the WoD as prescribed, but I DID at 14:38. Bam!

Heavy STO? Well, if you insist…

Posted in box jumps, jerk, pistols, presses on September 24, 2014 by coughingsparks

Today was 3RM press to start and I was thisclose to getting a PR:


Still, was a 1RM, so cool.

Finished with 4RFT:

-6 STO (165#/110#, I push jerked)
-8 box jumps (30″/24″)
-10 pistols (24″ box step ups)

Got through this one in a breezy 6:17, going unbroken on, well, everything. A good day to be ME. 😛

Stupid Snatch

Posted in burpees, rowing, snatches on September 23, 2014 by coughingsparks

Stupid snatch is stupid. Today was 10 minutes to establish a 2RM snatch:


So frustrating. Finished with 3 RFT:

-800m run (I rowed even Steven today because that’s what all the other cripples were doing)
-5 HPS at 65% of 1RM
-20 burpees
-3 minute rest

I got 5:10, 5:24, 5:54 at 75#.

Oh So Close

Posted in dips, double unders, pull-ups on September 23, 2014 by coughingsparks

Yesterday was 7-6-6-5-4 CTB pull-ups with ring dips as well. Then finished with 8-minute AMRAP:

-50 DU
-5 CTB pull-ups (I did regular)
-50 DU
-10/8 CTB pull-ups
-50 DU
-15/11 CTB pull-ups

I got 2 rounds, 59, just 2 away from 3 rounds. They were some of my best kipping pull-ups ever too. I think it was partially because my shoulders were pretty warm from doing the gymnastics stuff. Not bad.

Not a PR after all

Posted in cleans, dead lifts, rowing on September 20, 2014 by coughingsparks

What sucks is thinking you PR’d when you didn’t. Today was 5RM DL, which we hadn’t done in a while, and I thought I PR’d, but I didn’t. Dammit.


Finished with a fun WoD, similar to last Saturday’s WoD, 4 RFT:

-12 DL (155#/105#)
-6 HPC
-200m run (250m row)

I got 9:53. Pretty slow, but not the slowest.

13.3 revisited…and not well

Posted in competition, double unders, karen, pull-ups, wall ball on September 20, 2014 by coughingsparks

Yesterday started with practice at muscle up transitions, followed by max effort strict pull-ups, wherein I got 6, which is a post-baby PR. Finished with a re-visit of 13.3, 12-minute AMRAP:

-150 wall balls
-90 DU
-30 muscle ups

When I did this last time, I got 214. I got 218 this time. I’m disappointed. I was trying to break my Karen time, first off, and couldn’t even do that, getting 7:44. Doing the first 75 unbroken was impressive, but dumb. I red lined early, and it showed later because I couldn’t do more than about 12 in a row after that. Then, I just had nothing left at all for the double unders. Very disappointing performance.