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Wall walks TTB

Posted in handstand, knees-to-elbows on April 1, 2016 by coughingsparks

I’m looking forward to getting back into a strength cycle, as we are in a de-load week right now. We did a lot of handstand walking drills. The WoD was AMRAP 8 minutes:

-25′ handstand walk (3 wall walks)
-12 TTB

I did 3 + 5. Wall walks are miserable, but I made it through OK.


Group WoD and Handstand Stuff

Posted in box jumps, burpees, double unders, handstand, knees-to-elbows, rope on November 24, 2015 by coughingsparks

Saturday was a Team WoD with Teams of 5, 14 minutes for max reps:

-3 minutes of burpees (everyone)
-3 minutes of lunges (2 at a time)
-3 minutes of DU (everyone)
-5 minutes of rope climbs (one at a time)

We got some sort of number, 800 or something. Totally doesn’t matter. I got 41 burpees, which is pretty good, I guess. I don’t know. I only got 63 DU, which is pretty bad for three minutes, but I just tripped and tripped and tripped. The rope climbs went OK, because, with teams of five, I got a nice long break between them.

Today was a lot of handstand skill work with a max effort handstand hold, which was 1:10 butt-to-wall. We also did some pirouette drills, spotted, which was interesting. The WoD was 6-minute AMRAP:

-10 box jumps
-8 TTB (TTR)

I got 5+1.

Handstand stuff and Tabata

Posted in burpees, double unders, handstand on August 20, 2015 by coughingsparks

Tuesday was some handstand walk stuff, going into the wall a few steps, which was fine.  The WoD was 9-minute AMRAP:

-10 hand taps
-10 V-ups
-10 superman rocks

I got, like 5 + 10, maybe?  I don’t remember.

Yesterday was Tabata not for counting, 4 minutes each:

-Air squats
-No extension burpees
-Double unders

It was OK.  I didn’t have anything left for double unders at the end.  I’m looking forward to getting out of de-load week.

Long hiatus, then two days

Posted in dead lifts, handstand, kettle bells, overhead squats on July 23, 2015 by coughingsparks

Yesterday was my first day back after a five-day hiatus and it was a nice ease-in.  First was a 4×3 DL:


Then was the WoD:

-100 KB swings for time (24kg/16kg)
-Every break, run 400m

I got 3:04.  I was pretty confident I could do it without breaking and luckily, I was right, because they would have had to have taped my hands to the rower, so shot was my grip.

Yesterday was heave set of 2 OHS from the rack, which we haven’t done in a very long time:


Not a PR, but not bad either.  The WoD was 9-minute ascending AMRAP of:

-3 OHS at 60% of 1RM snatch (70#)
-6 OHS

I did the bear crawl style HSPU and got 5 + 9.

Handstand stuff

Posted in box jumps, handstand on June 23, 2015 by coughingsparks

Yesterday was a light day, a lot of handstand practice.  I would have like to have tried to do handstand walking assisted, but with my wound, I really didn’t want anyone near my ankles, so I just did unilateral hand loading for a while.  The WoD was 8-minute AMRAP:

-20 box jump overs/climb overs/step overs
-10 HSPU

I got 4 rounds, 23, with knees on the box pike.  I wasn’t really feeling feet on the box yesterday.

Weird Day

Posted in dead lifts, handstand, wall ball on June 5, 2015 by coughingsparks

Today was 1RM back squat for the rest of CFP, but practice…something for competitors.  I did the core work for the day, which was 3×15 GHD and 3×12 reverse hypers at 140#.  I then did some handstand stuff, like one handed loading and rolling out, but I really need to roll out from an actual handstand, which will help confidence in the handstand walk.  Finished with the WoD, which was a 9-minute AMRAP of:

-20 wall balls
-10 DL (185#/125#)

I was very dizzy during this WoD and managed 4 + 21.  I probably should have done better than that, but I would do 10 wall balls, get dizzy, do 10 more wall balls, get dizzy, do 10 dead lifts, get dizzy.  So I stopped a lot, in other words.  I was at the 0700 class and early morning classes fasted are not my favorite thing ever.

Gymnastics again

Posted in handstand, snatches on May 29, 2015 by coughingsparks

Today was a lot of handstand practice. The WoD was 3 RFT:

-12 lunge steps (95#/65#)
-10 HPS

9-minute time cap

I finished 2 rounds, 8 using box step ups and, well…I started with pike on the box HSPU, but that got too difficult, so I went to push-ups with my hands and feet close together and was still doing them 2 at a time, and I STILL was time capped.

Eh. I don’t have anything nice to say.