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EMOM 8 Minutes:
2 Deadlifts, not touch and go
Use 80% of your 1 Rep Max.

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Reader Comments (12)

Yesterday at noon
Deads at 355
Cash Out with 60# DBs across

August 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFox

@Dee re: your comment yesterday

I agree somewhat with Jake, depends how bad of a spasm and how much pain you're in. I had a really bad back spasm last year that wound up needing pain killers and muscle relaxers combined with time and bourbon to resolve (probably didn't need the bourbon but hey, I was depressed about the injury). At first I could barely get out of bed and it would take me a few minuets to walk to the bathroom. I didn't do any real exercise that time for 2 weeks. I've also had a few lesser spasms that resolved in a day or two with light movement, myo-fascial release, and ibuprofen. I hope your situation is like the latter.

August 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFox

9am with Melo and Fox.

Deadlifts at 275. Used hook grip for all rounds.

Top three CF skills I HAVE TO master this year (no joke I have to do this):

Kipping Pull-ups
Toe to Bar.

Somehow have to try and practice these after class. I always come in with the intention of doing so but then I am either spent after the WOD or my hands feel sensitive or tore up (from Deadlifts and KB swings for example) and I can't make productive use of the pull-up bar. I guess open gym is the answer but sometimes I can't make it in during those times.

Does anyone have any suggestions or strategies that have worked for them?

August 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJay

Jay, two things you listed scream "I need to strengthen my abdominals." I hear there's a place you can get mad abs at SBK.

August 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoel W

Jay - Just do it. Before class maybe instead of after? Even a small bit of practice can help you gain ground. You can also feel free to sub a goat or two when we run standardized warm ups.

August 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFox

9am Melo-Fox

225 DL's...need to work on Melo's suggestion today of a straight bar path return to the floor, not bending my knees before the bars passed em...felt like a super quick class today.

August 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBrad

11am. Deads at 210. Cash out with 25# bells for the first round, then switched to 35#. My abs are cooked from Annie, and I could not even do 1 v-up, so subbed planks.

August 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Mc

11am class.
Deadlifts at 175. Good cues from Noah to think about engaging my lats more. I loved this way of programming the lift.
Vanity cash-out upon vanity cash-out. 25# bells. Then added 3x10 sets of one-arm rows with a 20# bell, band pull-aparts 3x10 with palms up and then down, and 3x5 of pull-ups with bands. Overall, such a fun class.

Make-up from last night at OG. I was cranky and only had a half-hour, so Katie Harper and I redid a FGB-ish style workout we'd done a few months ago. 3 rounds of box jumps, wall balls, double unders, and 95# deadlift. I did not PR any of my rounds and was sucking a lot of air, but it was a nice and swift kick in the ass.

Good luck to everyone who is competing this weekend!

August 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKate R

Between 'Annie' and today's vanity cash out it hurts to sneeze!!!

August 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCamille

Jumped in unexpectedly to the 11am class after yoga this morning. Just couldn't resist the sight of deadlifts, I suppose.

135x5, 165x2, 185x1

EMOTM 8 minute: 2 DL @ 185#
This was heavier than I wanted it to be! Definitely got tough about halfway through.
Used hook grip.

Cash Out: what Laura said. I couldn't actually do either a hollow rock or a v-up. went with forearm plank holds instead (and a lot of laughing about the situation). 25# DB's on the bench press.

more cash out: walked to and from the gym with Penny for the dog training class, which was fun! so 3.4 miles total. good times.

August 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWhit H

Deadlifts: 255x2x8

August 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSamir Chopra

I'm with KH and Kate R. I loved this back off week (especially upon re-entry from vacation) and today's approach to Deadlifts was great.

Really fun Saturday class. 160# deadlifts. 20# db on first 2 rounds of bench press, 30# on 2nd 2.

August 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

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