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5 Rounds for max reps of
Bodyweight bench press (e.g., same amount on bar as you weigh)

There  is no time component to this WOD.

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compare to 11.26.08

Steph is ready for her close-up

Happy Birthday, Bethany!!

CrossFit Staten Island

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Happy happy Birthday, Bethany!

MORNING session: "Dieting Grace"Power Cleans + Jerk 30@112 lbs (50kg) in 9:43 minutes

I didn't feel very powerful this morning at 5, so I decided to hit Grace not as heavy as rxd.

EVENING session:Shoulder Press 10@67lbs (30 kg), 3x8@90 lbs (40 kg)

10-9...2-1 of DL@BW and Push Upsin 7:48 minutes. More than 1 minute slower than last time when I did it at the Lyceum.

February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndy
Dear Olives,

I hate you so much. Get out of my Tuna Salad.

yours truly,David

Happy Birthday Bethany! One of the female SBK OG's!
February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDavid
Hey David!

Are you going to have a CrossFit Kids program??

My little Ethan Boo is almost ready to start killin' it and you're the only ones I'd trust with him.

I'm starting a CFK program this Saturday at CrossFit Obsession. I'm so excited to be around kids and play.

Lots of love to all of you from Virginia Beach. I check in here regularly to see how you all are progressing. It's so wonderful to see where CFSBK is going and how happy and kick @ss everyone is.

February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAllisonNYC
Happy Happy Happy Ms. Bethany! Hope this year is full of blissful squatting!
February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMargie
Roaming Body Weight Lynne

R1: Ring Dips/Pull-ups12/38R2: 2 Push-Ups+1Ring Dip/Pull-Ups5x/12R3: 3 Push-Up+ 2 Ring Dip+ 1 HSPU/Pull-Ups3x/10R4: Clapping Push-Ups/Pull-Ups12/12R5: Ring Dips/ Pull-Ups4/11

That sucked.
February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDavid
Did Lynne at BW+25lbs, so basically I got to feel what's it's like for a 195lb dude to do this workout.

BP/PUR1: 20/20R2: 15/21R3: 10/20R4: 11/20R5: 6/13

The bench press wasn't that much worse, the pull-ups were much tougher in that my grip semed to fail really quick.
February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy
lynnebench @ 205 7,6,5,4,6pull-ups 11,10,7,6,10probably could have 1 or 2 more per set but had no spotter and i wussed out under the bar and my globo gym has angled pull up bars with grips that don't allow kipping.rested 15 mingrace as rx'd 5:12

February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEd
happy birthday bethany!!! you rock lady!

February 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstephanie
Happy Birthday Bethany!

Allison, good luck with your program
February 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercharmel
weird... i feel off the bar again on lynn. now that im not using a band for my measly 6-9 pullups its not as big of a deal, but it's kind of strange anyway. i guess my grip is weak? i dunno.

Thanks Erik and David for the spotting and advice!
February 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternicole
whoops... i posted this on the wrong day, but it is important enough to post again...

david ---- i've been speaking with my olive friends and we want to know what the fuck your problem is?

yours truly,nicole
February 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternicole
Happy Birthday Bethany!

As for Lynne, I dropped back a bit on the bench press and went with 170 lbs:7/216/176/205/175/16
February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErik K.
Happy B-day Bethany! We now have a serious backlog of birthday WOD's to do...

Lynne:I seem to have gained some weight, rx'd at 165.

10/18 C2B10/11 C2B7/12 C2B8/10 C2B8/8

First round was strong with the pullups -- all chest to bar, some were stomach to bar. Strength started to go, and by the last round, I was barely grazing the bar with my collar bones. So they don't get the C2B label... For all pullups went until I literally FELL off the bar with total grip failure.

Mental note: must do more metcons and need to run more. I'm feeling a Helen in the near future.

Thanks for fixing my bench technique David!

Nice job today Margie! Towards the end, you really started stringing the pullups together.
February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDan R
good morning everyone. i got to deadlift this morning.



i tried 305 for my last set but it wasn't happened. dropped down 5 and it went up ok.

then 2 rounds, max ring pushups, max pullups, nft (no rest between pushup and pullup, though, dammit)


didn't go to grip failure for the last round of pullups. probably could have squeezed out another couple. must train harder!

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSameer Parekh
oh yeah so that means i've blown past my 2x BW DL benchmark. next stop: 435! haha. i guess more realistically my next goal should be 2.5x, so that would be about 360. . . still a bit intimidating.

also, david made us fill out forms again after my grip was destroyed. So that was a workout itself. Hopefully he can read my handwriting.
February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSameer Parekh
"Lynne"Did max push-ups and max pull-ups with the tan band

R1: 26/15R2: 30/16R3: 27/10R4: 25/10R5: 23/10

I liked this one.

Jenna: you said it best...my arms felt like Popeye's too!Bethany: Happy Belated Bday!David: Olives are good. Be nice to them.Sameer: Congrats on the DL's!

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie
This one was painful-- painful in a good or bad way, I haven't decided. But...

I did push ups/ pull ups. Used the blue band despite getting my first 2 official unassisted kipping pull ups (watch out cheese lady!).

R1 20/19R2 16/21R3 18/13R4 18/16R5 20/22

I feel like my push ups have come along finally-- I wasnt sure how I was going to fare with them if I was going to be true to the form and overall I'm pretty pleased with them. Pull ups still need a lot of work. Thanks to Jeremy for getting on me about hanging out at the bottom. While the rest felt good for the popeye arms it really did kill my grip, so beginning with R3 I started to be able to do a few more cause my hands werent hosed.

Jillian, on the other hand, owned the pull-ups like a freaking gymnast. Every time I told her 2 more she did it. It was pretty awesome. Nice work, Jillian!
February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenna

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