Coaches David and Janelle teaching the CrossFit kiddos how to strict press with dumbbells
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Fitness and Performance: 3 x 5 Linear Progression
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Every 4 Minutes for 5 Rounds:
20/15 Calorie Row
12 Shoulder to Overhead 135/95
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Sweaty 6am with Jess and McDowell. I did Monday's press work, at 110x5x3. These are still moving well, but I can feel the temptation to break tension in my midsection and lean back to get the bar overhead creeping in.
I did the fitness version of yesterday's metcon at 95#. Finished in 5:52. I think I could have finished this Rx'd, but the thrusters would have been waaaay broken up. At 95, I was able to crank reps out at a good pace with just a couple of rests with the bar overhead. Pull-ups were 6-6, 6-3, 6, 3. The biggest challenge here might have actually been hanging onto the bar after sweating all over it.
Allie B says
Another fun workout at Crossfit Acadia
Drills up and down the gym- inch worm, etc
20 min amrap:
2-2-2, 4-4-4, etc
#20 db snatch
Cals on Assault bike
Made it through 14 db snatches and 8 pull-ups. It was so fun to use the assault bike during a workout!! Folks could either choose an assault bike or rower… They had plenty of each.
4x40m prowler sprints
Some kipping handstand push-up work
100 ab mat situps
KH aka Cage says
8am with McDowell, my return to fitness continues. 125#x5x3 on the HBBSQ. My heaviest 5 on this is 145# so hoping I can get at least close by week 8, considering I missed weeks 2 through 4. Then the WOD at 73#. I backed off a little on the weight and I am glad I did because I was so freaking winded it was ridiculous. My times were 1:29, 1:44, 1:49, 1:54, 1:47. Hard workout. Then the best iced latte ever from 9th St Espresso and on to my day.
6am with Jess and McDowell
LBBS: 45×5, 135×5, 175×5, 195×2, 200x5x3
The warmup sets felt heavy, but the work set moved well. It was great to have 20 mins to squat today, as opposed to the usual 15.
WOD: Scaled to 83# and this was the right weight for me. 12, 6-6, 6-6, 6-3-3, 6-3-3 with rounds of 1:31, 1:56, 2:01, 2:06, 2:21. I need to learn how to cycle the push press since I think I was wasting too much energy controlling the bar as I lowered it. Rows were done in 16-19 pulls. Sweaty Tuesday fun!
Steamy 6am with Jess and McDowell
HBBS 135 x 5 x 3
First class back since rehurting my sacrum two weeks ago. Taking it slow and light. Switching to HBBS since I was advised it promotes a more closed and stable sacrum area while I rehab.
WOD: Scaled to 95# since cleaning off the floor is the limiter. 1:36, 1:41, 1:31, 1:52, 2:04. 12, 12, 12, 8-4, 8-4 with push presses. Wanted to go unbroken on all 5 since 95# was fairly light but my body keeps telling me to take it easy..
Nice to be back and moving again.
Whit H says
Wrist feeling good after yesterday, so decided to start C&J again. Solid training day.
Black Iced Coffee warm up.
Mash quads, tspine, lats
3 position clean + 1 jerk (1@65%, 1@70%, 2@75%, 1@80%)
(83… 2 push jerk, 1 split)
100, 108, 115, 115, 123
-usually try to find/hold power position for a beat/breath before HHC. once I got to 115#, I realized this is quite difficult. Started dynamic HH for last two sets.
-Did an extra C&J at 123 since I pulled early on clean and didn't get down well in jerk on first.
Strict ring dip: 5×6 !!
Snatch balance: a love/hate relationship
63×3, 83×3, 103×3 (all jerks that I rode down) 103×3 (better!), 83×3 (good, sharp)
Really push head through to be strong in the receiving position.
Fear… Trust that I'm going to bail it as needed and not kill myself if i don't catch it perfectly
Tabata row (calories):
Would like to make up the outlaw conditioning another day, but my wrist, ankle, knee were telling me to back off a bit. meh.
Bench Press- 3 count pause (5@7,8RPE, 5@BO)
45 x 5, 75 x 5, 95 x 5, 110 x 5 (7RPE), 115 x 5, (7RPE), 117 x 5(8RPE), 115 x 5 (BO).
Wow that takes up way less space written like that lol.
8 x thrusters @33#
12 x hollow rocks
10 x push-ups
Monday's WOD- thanks McDowell for letting me jump in and sub ring rows.
Felt strong today, despite the heat. My kind of workout- over fast 🙂
Warm up x2
8 thrusters (33#), 12 hollow rocks, 10 push ups
33# x 5, 48# x 3, 54# x 3
61# x 7 (90%)
Slow and brain dead today. Fitness work-out as Rx'd in 5:22
First 2 chunks of pull ups in 3 sets, then unbroken
First 2 chunks of thrusters in 2 sets, then unbroken
Feel good about coming in and getting it done tho.
500m row cool down
From 6-8 I will have Herondale eggs for sale over at Brooklyn Boulders. $6 cash. Come find me 🙂
Yesterday I did my first Crossfit kids club at 4:30. I did my class with David and Janelle.
First we did a little warm up. We did box jumps, scwats, burpys and sit-ups. I got all 4 lines crossed. Then we climbed the rope and I got all the way to the top.
Then we did a opsticle corse. We put the balince-bean first then the little mats, then we had to smash down the wall. We made it harder every time!
It was a very fun time. I'm glad I did kids club.
I love CrossFit Kids because I like to do exercise. I like to listen to words, I like to get water at the end, and I love practicing climbing ropes.
I hope I go to CrossFit Kids again. I want to see David and Janelle and Elijah and Siena, too. And I love CrossFit Kids. It was so much fun. I hope my mom watches. Thanks David and Janelle.
Had my first rough lifting day in a while… Which is mildly concerning as max out is next week. Not sure if it was yesterday's acupuncture/cupping, or sitting a lot today to do grad school work prior to training but my snatches were all over the freaking place. Slow turnover and soft catches. Fell on a couple–landed in my heels or toes.
—too much shenanigans going on with technique so backed off
Snatch Pulls: 50kgx2x3
FSQT: 60kgx2, 65kgx1x3 –I think? There might have been another doubles set in there but I can't remember.
#35 DB Rowx10
10 ab wheel roll outs–HATE HATE HATE but seeing improvement
15 GHD back extensions
Ro told me to bring my "A" game tomorrow. Consensus: today = not so good. But POSITIVE MOMENT: I didn't mentally DESTROY myself despite the poor snatch lifts. I usually cave in mentally and ruin everything for myself, which I didn't do this time. Although it has everything to do with Ro's goofy shenanigans of filming me in superhero videos. Ask him about it.
ariel c says
oh my lord <3 <3 <3 siena and elaina!!
Mobility and an easy 20min row tonight. I am 10.5 lbs over my weight class for the NJ meet on 8/1… Yikes. Give me shit when you see me.