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Snatch and Tabata

Posted in snatches, tabata something else on July 2, 2013 by coughingsparks

Yesterday, my first day back, was the dreaded every 2 minute for 20 minute snatch progression for weight:

-power snatch/full snatch
-hang power snatch/full snatch

I got up to 90 on the complex and 95 on the snatch itself, which is a PR by 10 pounds, although it was ugly. After 95#, the wheels came off the wagon and I couldn’t do the complex again at any weight. But, BUT, I didn’t cry on the way home, which is huge.

Today was tabata:

-KB swings (24kg/16kg)
-Air squats
-STO (95#/65#)
-Push-ups (knees)

Lowest score in each round: 11, 14, 4, 4. The first two went well, the third went not as well as I’d hoped, and the last, well…not a surprise.


Posted in tabata something else on March 16, 2013 by coughingsparks

No benchmark this Saturday, just a different Tabata WoD:

-Ring pull-ups/rows (6-2-2-2-1-1-1-1 = 16)
-Jumping squats (12-11-11-9-8-8-8-9 = 76)
-KTE on rings (5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3 = 30)
-Burpees (5-5-4-4-4-4-4-5 = 35)

We did it for a total, which was not how we typically do Tabatas, but whatever. It’s six of one and half a dozen of the other. I ended up doing it Rx’d, with a total of 157, or 16 by old-school Tabata rules.

Fran/Burpees/Tabata Something Pallas

Posted in agility, cleans, fran, jerk, kettle bells, presses, push press, tabata something else, turkish get-up on January 22, 2013 by coughingsparks

OK, I have a lot of catching up to do. We’ll start with Saturday, which was Fran, but I started with some cleans to begin with:


I’m trying to practice these a lot, because my Olympic lifting is so very deficient (more on that later). Towards the end, I was definitely muscling the weight up. Ah well, on to Fran, which actually went pretty well, a decent time with my hardest scaling yet:

-Thrusters (95/65)
-Pull-ups (2″ band: Blue at Pallas, I guess, but mine is green; it’d be nice if they were all standardized)

I got 6:26, which is comparable to other times I’ve gotten in the past, but I’ve pretty much usually done under-bar rows. I got the first and the last set of thrusters unbroken, which was helpful. That was my goal going in was to at least get the first set of thrusters unbroken. I thought it went well, anyway.

Yesterday was max effort TGUs. I did about what I did last time I tried this:


I should probably go heavier at Island, where there is such an extensive set of dumbbells, but 45# is already pretty scary. Finished with an horrific WoD, three rounds for time of:

-10 HSPU
-20 mountain climbers
-30 burpees
-40 sit-ups

I got two rounds in at 11:55. It thought I had time to do the whole thing in 15 minutes or less, and so thought I had time to do it on a work day, but when I saw it was going to take me 12 minutes for the first round, I had to stop at two. The burpees are what broke me off about this WoD, although the mountain climbers are no picnic either. Obviously, I scaled the HSPU by using two step risers and the pink thingy. I don’t feel particularly stellar about my performance, but what are you going to do?

Later that day, I did 17 push-ups unbroken at work during a potty break, so it wasn’t all bad.

Today was stupid split jerk presses. I HATE the split jerk. Actually, I hate the jerk in general. I am not at all good at it, particularly the split jerk. The press is no problem, even in a split jerk bottom, but it’s getting there that’s hard, so we did 3-3-3-3, and it went something like this:


It got better towards the end, but I can press a LOT more than that, so it was frustrating to BARELY get the jerk and then have the weight be too easy for the three presses. I punished myself on the WoD, though, which was like Tabata This or Tabata Something Else, with:

-KB swings (35/25)
-Barbell lateral hops
-Shoulder-to-overhead (75/55)
-Air squats

Score is cumulative of worst four rounds. I did the men’s scaling (HAHA!) and got 39. It was near the bottom, but what broke me off was not the wighted stuff, e.g., the shoulder-to-overhead (although that was definitely hard) and certainly not the KB swings, but the barbell hops. I am not coordinated in that way, so I was doing these really slowly, trying not to trip on my feet. More practice is needed.

Tabata Something Else

Posted in tabata something else with tags on October 30, 2011 by coughingsparks

Today was Tabata Something Else 32 rounds of 8 each 20 seconds on 10 seconds off pull-ups, push-ups, sit-ups, and squats. I got:

Pull-ups: 5-4-2-4-2-2-2-2
Push-ups: 10-8-6-5-6-5-5-5
Sit-ups: 10-10-9-9-8-8-8-8
Squats: 14-13-12-10-10-9-9-9

I guess that makes my total 24, because you’re supposed to add up your worst rounds, right?

I had literally enough time to do this WoD and nothing else, so I definitely wasn’t as warmed up as I would have liked to have been. I guess it’s better than doing nothing at all though.

Tabata Something Else/Big Hike

Posted in tabata something else with tags on June 30, 2009 by coughingsparks

I haven’t done Tabata Something Else since switching to the new blog; I think it’s been at least a month since I tried it, if not six weeks. My folks were in town today, so I didn’t go to the gym, and decided to to a WOD at home. I have enough equipment to do many WODs now without the gym, although it means no heavy lifting. The biggest difference I noticed today is not having to go to my knees halfway through my push-ups. I mean, I could have done full push-ups on the last Tabata Something Else, but it would have been one every round.

Anyway, I am doing resistance-band pull-ups but still:

Pull-ups: 9-8-4-3-3-3-2-3
Push-ups: 10-9-5-5-4-4-4-3
Sit-ups: 12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12
Squats: 13-14-13-12-12-12-12-12

For a total of: 275

Then I went on the four and a half mile hike up the Rim Trail and down the Gorge Trail at Treman Park with the parentals. It rained the entire way back down, of course. And now I hear thunder.