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March 20, 2013 7:47 pm

WOD: Wednesday 200313

Take 15 minutes to find a heavy but near perfect Clean & Jerk.


3 rounds for time of:
40 Double-unders
20 Kettlebell Swings, 32kg/24kg

Rest exactly 1 minute;

Max effort in 3 minutes of Clean & Jerks, 60kg/40kg

Rest exactly 1 minute;

3 rounds for time of:
Run 200m
12 Chest to bar Pull-ups

21.23/16 rxd!!

Hello chest to bar pull ups!! Ahh!! I didn’t even warm them up, I just had my silly orange band there at the ready for when I came in from my run. But instead I decided to just see if I could do any yet, and BAM! Chest hit the bar! I managed to even kip a few together! Most were singles, but still. Yay!! First part of the WOD was okay. Kettlebells were fine, the 24kgs felt nice, but my double unders were horrid! I kept breaking and my arms kept coming up. Just bad times all around. The 3mins C&J was okay. 16 reps was good, happy with that. And last part, well, was just pure awesome. =D


7:43 pm

WOD: Tuesday 190313

POSE running clinic


As many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:
6 Toes to Bar
8 Ring-dips
12 Overhead Plate Lunge, 20kg/15kg

6+1 (orange)

This was a shoulder killer! And unfortunately, scaled. Still can’t get those damn ring dips! I can control my lower down, but cannot get back up. Grr! Managed to kip most of my toes to bar, however, which saved some time! Overhead lunges were all done unbroken.

Advanced Athlete WOD:
Front Squats: 1X5 @ 75%, 2X3 @ 80%, 2X3 @ 85%, 2X3 @ 90%
Rest 60 sec.

Completed using 60kg for 1RM.

Couldn’t remember my 1RM but I think that’s it. Last few reps felt super heavy though. Wasn’t fun. Finished the day with some wall ball sit ups-super fun times!


7:38 pm

WOD: Monday 180313

Handstand Push-up Development Work


3 rounds for time of:
15 Thrusters, 50kg/35kg
12 Chest to Bar Pull-ups
50 Double-unders

13.15 (30kg/orange)

So this was… interesting. I decided to see just how far away from an rxd chest to bar pull up I was… and it wasn’t far at all! But still-far enough to scale to a band. That was frustrating. Warming up the thrusters, the 30kgs felt great, but that extra five kilos was a bit too much, so I scaled that back also. Double unders were fine. Did my first set of thrusters unbroken, next few sets were definitely not. They got a little bit heavy ha ha, so broke them up into sets of five. Pull ups were okay, on the stupid band…

Afternoon Work:
3 sets 12 strict pull ups (orange)
I don’t feel these are improving at the moment. I’m taking a bit of time off doing them while the open is on, though, so will see how I go with them once that’s done with.

Tabata row for distance: 1065m


7:22 pm

WOD: Friday 150313

CrossFit Games Open 13.2

Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
5 Shoulder to Overhead, 52.5kg/35kg
10 Deadlift, 52.5kg/35kg
15 Box jumps, 24″/20″

188 rxd

So initially I was a bit excited for this one, as I’d been working on my box jumps. But-then the night of the hit out came and we had to get more boxes in due to the large number of athletes and I was stuck with this awful box and could not bring myself to jump on it! It was so embarrassing that I had to resort to step ups! Everything else was fine, so fine, but those step ups ate up a lot of my time. I feel I could have done better, gone harder, but oh well-it’s done now! Bring on 13.3!


March 16, 2013 10:08 am March 14, 2013 10:16 pm March 13, 2013 7:38 pm

WOD: Wednesday 130313

Max effort Bar Muscle-ups in 1 minute
Rest exactly 1 minute
3 Rounds for time of:
5 Wall Climbs
75 Double-unders
10 Push Jerk, 60kg/40kg
Rest exactly 1 minute.
Max effort Bar Muscle-ups in 1 minute

10/16.54/14 (C2B pull ups orange band)

Hmph. So, the warm up was the best part of this work out ha ha. Someone brought in their puppy while we were doing shuttle runs and handstand holds, so we all just ran to the end and played with the puppy then ran some more. Such a cute pup!

Not all that happy with my results today. Chest to bar pull ups were fantastic, but I was hitting the bar just under my boobs so should probably start playing with rxd ones soon. Wall climbs were as okay as they could ever possibly be. I still don’t enjoy being upside down. Double unders were quite awful, mainly because I desperately needed to pee, so had to keep stopping so I didn’t have a wee (ha ha) accident! And the 40kg push jerk felt disgustingly heavy! I have super sore traps today though, so tomorrow I’ll be mobilising then getting a massage after class. I am SORE! Then midday 13.2 is released! Aaaand then Friday I shall try my hardest at smashing it!

Advanced Athlete WOD:
2 rounds for time of:
Row 30 cal
30 Wall Ball, 10kg/6kg

8.37 rxd

My rowing has gotten SO bad! I went for a quick lap of the block before this, as my lower back was aching due to sitting in class all day. Didn’t help. Mobilised with the foam roller briefly, helped a little. Legs were dead doing this, especially coming off the rower into wall balls. Yuck! And I hit my chin with the ball more times than I can count-ouch! I think a rest day tomorrow will be the best idea yet!


March 12, 2013 8:33 pm

WOD: Tuesday 120313

On the minute, every minute for 20 minutes for max load moved:
Even Minutes: 3 Power Cleans
Odd Minutes: 5 Front Squat

Athletes will use the same weight for each exercise.


Only went at 40kgs for this. Tried to get away with 35kgs but my trainer quickly saw threw my laziness this morning and made me go at 40kgs. To be honest, I could have gone heavier. But these next five weeks are going to be kind of a deload while we do the hit outs on Friday nights. I don’t want to be exhausted every Friday.

Afternoon WOD:
As many rounds as possible in 3 minutes of:
8 Clapping Push-ups
24 Double-unders
Rest 2 minutes. Repeat for 3 cycles.
Start each round from where you finished the last.


Clapping push ups suuuuuck. They suck, suck, suck! But I felt pretty cool doing them, so that made up for it.

Strict pull up work and toes to bar work. I’ve had more than enough time away from my darling strict pull ups and thankfully still have a few under my belt after my lack of doing them. Aaaand can finally kip my toes to bar together! Yiew!