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Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Posted in back squats, box jumps, burpees, pistols, push press, push-ups, rope, snatches on September 16, 2016 by coughingsparks

Tuesday: 10-7-5 back squat with 10-7-5 push press from the floor. I got 140,150,160 and 103,113,123, up 5 pounds and 1 pound respectively.

Wednesday: 10 minutes to 5 RM T&G Power snatch, got up to 100×4. A little curl-y.

WoD: 10-minute AMRAP:

-10 power snatch (95#/65#)
-10 Bar-facing burpees

I got 4+15, I think, on this one. I did well, in any event.

Today: 13-minute AMRAP
-20 pistols
-5 strict HSPU
-10 kipping HSPU
-10 box jumps (30″/24″)
-1 legless rope climb

I didn’t do any of that except the box jumps. I used a band for the pistols, I did 5 pike push-ups and 5 regular push-ups, and I did a regular rope climb. I didn’t do very well, getting 2 + 20, but I also wasn’t trying all that hard as it is a WoD full of things that I am truly awful at. So it was more like strength, really.

Tuesday, Wednesday

Posted in back squats, kettle bells, knees-to-elbows, push press, wall ball on September 8, 2016 by coughingsparks

Tuesday was 20 minutes, 2 minutes on, 2 minutes off (5 rounds):

-15 TTB
-15 Wall balls
-15 Russian KB swings (32kg/24kg)
AMRAP burpees with remaining time

The only thing I scaled was the TTB, down to 10 KTC and got 37. It wasn’t bad.

Yesterday was the superset of 10-7-5 Back squats and Push press (from the floor), and I got the same as last time, 135,145,155 and 102,112,122.

Starting from scratch

Posted in back squats, push press on August 29, 2016 by coughingsparks

Because it has been a long time since I posted, I am not going to attempt to back-date; I’m just going to start from here. Today was super-sets of:

10-7-5 Back squat
10-7-5 push press from the floor

I got 135-145-155 and 102-112-122 respectively, up 5# on the back squat since last time and 2# on the push press. I’m thinking this might be it though because it was reallyreallyreally hard.

Tuesday, Wednesday

Posted in back squats, burpees, cleans, dead lifts, push press, rowing on August 11, 2016 by coughingsparks

Tuesday was fun strength, 10-7-5 back squats, superset with 10-7-5 push press from the floor. I got 125, 135, 145 and 95, 105, 115 respectively.

Yesterday was horrible intervals, 20 minutes:

3 minutes:
-400m run/row
-AMRAP Bar-facing burpees
-1-minute rest

3 minutes:
-400m run/row
-AMRAP power cleans (135#/95#)
-1-minute rest

-Bar-facing burpees
-DL (185#/125#)
-Bar-facing burpees

I got 17 each for the power cleans and DL, and 28 total burpees. Eh.

Not below parallel, thank everything holy

Posted in knees-to-elbows, push press on November 13, 2015 by coughingsparks

I am very sore from pistols yesterday.  Luckily, they didn’t program anything below parallel.  The WoD was 8-minute AMRAP:

3,6,9,12,15…
-Push press (135#/95#)
-TTB

I did it as prescribed and got 4+24, which was pretty good.  I was hoping for five, but I got burned out on the TTB.  I did do the push press unbroken through the set of 12 though.  It was a nice WoD.  I did the TTB mostly one at a time, but did a good job of hanging onto the bar.

12 Days; That’s no good…

Posted in cleans, competition, dead lifts, jerk, kettle bells, pistols, pull-ups, push press, rope, rowing on October 20, 2015 by coughingsparks

I’ve done stuff, I guess.

10/9: Group WoD, unscored, Russian KBS, V-ups, Rope Climbs, Air squats. Rope climbs were beautiful thanks to aerial class, but definitely still slow.

10/13: EMOM alternating Russian twists (12 kg?), and max effort Z-sit (not L-sit, because I don’t think it’s a viable option for me). Metcon, 4 rounds, every 4 minutes of:

-12 pistols (step-ups on a box–my least favorite scale because it is way too easy to cheat, and if I don’t cheat, it is horrifically slow).
-400m run (500m row)

I got them all around 3 minutes or more. Slowest in class. Tried not to cheat though.

10/14: 12-minutes to heavy clean and jerk. This went surprisingly well and I think I got either 155 or maybe 160. It was a while ago, I don’t remember. I remember it was pretty good though. Metcon: 15-12-9-6-3 CTB pull-ups, Clean and jerk 135#/95#). 10-minute cap, I think. I got through the round of 12, which is what I predicted. I dumped the grips and went back to tape, which was better. I got a round of 5, which is pretty good for me.

10/17: 5×10 DL at 60% (175#) supersetted with 5×10 push press at 60% (95#). This was hilarious because it felt fine at the time, but I’m still sore from it. Over the next few days it felt like I was being beaten by a baseball bat. So sore. But, I did the same number as the boys, so that’s nice.

10/20: 14.1: 10-minute AMRAP 30 DU, 15 snatch (75#/55#). The good news is, I’m not getting worse at this WoD, 170, which is better than last time (166) but not as good as the actual open (183).

OK, more double unders

Posted in double unders, push press on July 8, 2015 by coughingsparks

Monday started with 6 minutes, 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off of double unders, with a separate score for total reps and best run.  Best run was 49, which is pretty good, and total was 113.  It went down each round after the first one, which I feel was inevitable.  The WoD was 5 RFT:

-12 PP (115#/85#)
-40 DU

I probably should have scaled this, but I didn’t, and I got 3 + 36, a relatively miserable score, but it was done as prescribed, and it was so much better than Saturday.