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Another mix

Posted in back squats, grace, kettle bells, overhead squats, pull-ups, push-ups, snatches on May 22, 2017 by coughingsparks

Saturday was the Regional Event 5 to start, 21-15-9:

-One-arm KB OHS (80/55)

11-minute time cap

I did kipping pull-ups and got through 76 or something like that. It came down to the kipping pull-ups, as it usually does; it didn’t take me long to be doing them one at a time. I did the OHS at 35#, which was actually one of the heavier weights in class. I finished with a make-up from Friday from Bergeron Comptrain, back squat:


Today was:

1.) Power snatch: 75x3x3
2.) Snatch pull: 85x3x3
3.) OHS: 85x3x3
4.) Grace, 30 C&J for time at 95#. This did not go all that well, and I added a lot of time on, although TBF, I hadn’t done it in over 2 years. I got 3:43, up from 2:54. Room for improvement. I should have pulled 15 reps in a row instead of ten. Oh well.
5.) EMOM 16 minutes:

-2 MU (I went for strict pull-ups)
-4 HSPU (push-ups, of course)
-8 KB swings 32kg/24kg

Four days

Posted in back squats, burpees, cleans, double unders, front squats, helen, jerk, pull-ups, rowing, snatches, wall ball on May 16, 2017 by coughingsparks


1.) Snatch:

2.) C&J:

3.) BS:

4.) 3 RFT:
-400m row
-21 burpees

Saturday, took class:

2 RFT:
-30 wall balls
-15 MU (pull-ups)
-30 alternating pistols (BW lunges)
-50 (25) DU

14-minute time cap; 13:10


1.) 3 RFT:
-10 PC 95#
-10 Jerk
-10 FS
-50 DU (25)


2.) Hang snatch:

3.) Hang snatch pull:

4.) BS:


1.) Helen-on-a-boat, 3 RFT:
-500m row
-21 KB swings 35#
-12 PU
17:23, 4 1/2 minutes slower than last time, did the pull-ups one at a time, so there you go.

2.) Stamina, EMOM:
-Even: 6 BMU (3 jumping BMU)
-Odd: 15 wall balls

Ben Bergeron is trying to kill me.

Posted in cleans, front squats, pull-ups, renaissance periodization, rowing, thrusters on May 11, 2017 by coughingsparks

Yesterday was Day 2 of #builtbybergeron, this time was four things:

1.) Hang squat cleans from mid-thigh(ish):
-60% x 4 = 95#
-65% x 4 = 100#
-70% x 4 x 3 = 110#

This went fairly well: light enough weight to be able to focus on form.

2.) Clean pull from hang or mid-thigh-ish:
-70% x 5 = 110#
-75% x 5 = 115#
-80% x 5 x 3 = 125#

Again, pretty good.

3.) Front squat:
-77% x 5 = 135#
-83% x 1 = 145#
-77% x 5 = 135#
-85% x 1 = 150#
-77% x 5 = 135#
-87% x 1 = 155#

I’ve never done this rep scheme before and it was sucktacular, like very, very hard. I did it. I didn’t dump, but it was a close run thing.

4.) Metcon: 13-minute AMRAP:
-55 cal row
-55 thrusters 65#
-55 pull-ups
-55 HSPU

This went about as I expected, did well on the row and then was doing the thrusters in sets of 5. As one might imagine, by the time I got to the pull-up bar, I had something like 75 – 90 seconds left, so I only got 6 pull-ups, which means a score of 116. Good, is what I’m supposed to say: gives me something else to get better at.

In any event, everything is sore today. My midsection is completely wrecked from the 90 GHDs after not doing them for about a year, like it hurts to sneeze. My quads are destroyed. It hurts to flex or extend my arms. Also, I may not be eating enough to compensate for the increase in volume. I’m still eating like I’m doing a light day, which this^^^ definitely is not. I purchased and downloaded the new RP cutting templates, so we’ll see how that goes. Back tomorrow though.

Dust this off

Posted in dead lifts, pull-ups, push-ups, rowing, snatches on May 9, 2017 by coughingsparks

Haven’t posted in months. I’ve decided to start sort of doing my own thing, still at Crossfit Pallas. Group fitness there has been making me miserable lately, so I’m starting to do Built By Bergeron as of today and will do this for a little while, I think. I need a change. Oh, and I’m going to need to go on a cut, sadly because I am more doughy (and by doughy I mean bad at gymnastics) than I’d like. In any event, today’s programming was:

1.) AMRAP 3 minutes:
-12 calories on the Airdyne (I used the rower because every Airdyne was in use)
-12 power snatch 65#
-Rest 3 minutes
AMRAP 3 minutes:
-12 cal row
-8 power snatch 80#
-Rest 3 minutes
AMRAP 3 minutes:
-12 cal row
-4 power snatch 95#

I got 1 + 19, 1 + 16,, and 1 + 13 respectively.

2.) For time(?):
-12 MU (red-banded strict pull-ups)
-30 HSPU (push-ups)
-8 MU
-20 HSPU
-4 MU
-10 HSPU

Even with my scaling, I did it in 15:38, but I really tried to be a stickler for form. I’m sort of like, whatever, I need to improve in gymnastics so much that it sort of doesn’t matter.

3.) NOT for time, 3 rounds:
-30 GHDs
-15 DL 155# (was supposed to be 185#, but I didn’t feel equal to that on my first day).

I have to admit that I broke up the GHDs, as I haven’t done them in a while. All in all, it took over 90 minutes to do the day’s programming, but it felt good. I was by myself, which I mostly prefer and got to listen to my own music. I did some mobility, but I am probably going to be hurting tomorrow.

Monday through Friday

Posted in back squats, box jumps, burpees, competition, dead lifts, jerk, pull-ups, snatches on January 27, 2017 by coughingsparks

Monday was AMRAP 13 minutes:

-Full snatch
-Ring MU

The snatch weight was supposed to increase on each and was way heavier than I felt like doing, so I stuck with an empty 35# barbell and did kipping pull-ups and got three or four rounds, I don’t remember.

Tuesday I skipped completely because it was a snow day and I didn’t feel like driving and didn’t feel like taking my daughter and didn’t have anyone to watch her.

Wednesday was 13.2, 10-minute AMRAP of

-5 STO (115#/75#)
-10 DL
-15 Box jumps (24″/20″)

Did better than the actual open, where I got 6 + 12, and did 7 + 10, but I stepped this time and I’m not 100% sure I did that last time

Today was 3×10 back squat, was supposed to be at the same weight as last week, but that wasn’t happening, so instead of 155 it was 145#, followed up with 50 bar-facing-burpees for time with a 5-minute time cap. As I suspected, it turned into an AMRAP for me and I got 43.

Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday

Posted in box jumps, burpees, cleans, dead lifts, double unders, knees-to-elbows, pull-ups, push-ups, snatches, wall ball on January 3, 2017 by coughingsparks

Friday: 0:00 – 8:00: AMRAP:

-8 HSPU (push-ups)
-10 Squat snatch (115/85)
-15 box jumps

8:00 – 15:00: establish 1RM snatch

I don’t remember what I got for the first one, five and something maybe with 55#. I did meet my snatch PR at 115#, but of course it was a power snatch.

Saturday: 22-minute relay-style partner AMRAP:

-8 bar-over burpees
-6 front racked lunges 135/95
-4 muscle ups

We did it with 65# and regular pull-ups (or jumping pull-ups) and got 10 plus something.

Monday: Squat clean, which was 150# and then 6-minute AMRAP:

25 bar-facing burpee buy in and then:
-4 DL at clean weight
-40 DU

Did 20 DU and got 2 plus something. It was slow, it was the slowest in class.

Today: 15-minute AMRAP:

-5 squat snatch (185/125)
-10 TTB
-15 Wall ball

I started at 55 and had to drop to 35, unfortunately and did KTC and got 6 plus something.

Friday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Posted in dead lifts, double unders, grace, isabel, jerk, karen, knees-to-elbows, pull-ups, rowing, wall ball on December 28, 2016 by coughingsparks

Friday: Merry Christmas from the Girls: for time:

Isabel: 30 snatches (135#/95#)
Grace: 30 clean and jerk
Karen: 150 wall ball
Amanda: 9-7-5 ring muscle ups/squat snatch

30- minute time cap

I made it through 9 pull-ups of Amanda, but TBH, I didn’t really want to do the squat snatch at all, even pulled back to 65#, which is what I would have had to have done. I also did Karen really, really slowly. The good news is that I PR’d my Isabel by a minute and a half, down from about 7 1/2 minutes to 6:04.

Monday: FT:

-1000m row buy-in, then
5 RFT:
-15 pull-ups
-7 push jerks (135#/95#)

I cut the pull-ups back to 8 and finished in 12:27 or something.

Tuesday: 5 squat cleans x7, up 5# since last week. This did not go all that well, I did mostly sets of 3 at 125#. The WoD was 7 minutes x30 seconds on, 30 seconds off of bar-facing burpees. I got 42, consistently getting 6 each round.

Today: 14-minute AMRAP:
-50 DU
-40 Wall balls
-30 DL (115#/75#)
-20 TTB

I got 1 + 125.