Performance: High Intensity, 85-90% x 3 x 4
Fitness: 3 x 8 Linear Progression
Heavier than last week.
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20 Thrusters 95/65
20 Power Cleans 95/65
20 Push Presses 95/65
20 Overhead Squats 95/65
20 Front Squats 95/65
*5 Burpees every minute starting at 1 minute.
This should be a light/medium weight. Scale as needed, and scale the number of burpees if needed so that you have plenty of time in each minute to perform barbell reps. This WOD is based off programming that came up recently at CrossFit New England where they call it “Air Force.” We changed the Sumo Deadlift High Pulls to Power Cleans.
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6am with McDowell and Ro. Perf squats at 240x4x3. This is just over 85% of my 1RM and were appropriately heavy. After my first rep was a little wonky, though, I dialed them in and they moved pretty well.
The metcon, on the other hand, was a total shitastrophe. I started off with 75 lbs on the bar and the full five burpees. Thrusters were unbroken in the first minute, then the power cleans took three minutes. Then the push presses took another four minutes, during which I scaled to three burpees and holy-shit-it-hurts-just-getting-on-the-ground-I-didn't-think-that-was-possible. By the time I got through seven OHS, my lower back was totally lit up and I was going to be doing them in squirrelly, danger-to-myself-and-those-around-me singles, so I threw in the towel. This one was just brutal.
6am with McTuro
LBBS: 45×5, 135×5, 185×3, 205×2, 215x3x4. It's my first go-round with the performance programming for the squat and 85% is 220, but that was a little intimidating since I normally only hit that weight at the end of the cycle. Now that I've proven to myself that I can do it, I'll go with the actual 85-90% next time.
WOD in 8:59 at 63, subbing squat thrusts for burpees. As everyone else said, the overhead squats were the toughest. I was surprised at how heavy the front squats felt at the end, but I powered through to avoid having to do another set of squat thrusts.
More importantly, I think I'm finally making some progress with my shoulder! No pain on the WOD today (at least not in the shoulder) and I now have a better understanding of what was causing the impingement. Woohoo!
Oh god, "come up with a cool name for this" sounds too much like my day job. You guys have fun with that 😛
HBBSQ 185x3x4. This felt insanely heavy. Pretty sure that's residual stiffness from all that air travel. Ugh.
Snowflaked the hell out of this WOD. I thought I would just do all of the movements with DBs instead of a barbell, but I woke up this morning and my wrist was super sore. I guess all those pushups last night took their toll. 🙁 Ro very kindly worked up a completely different set of things to do which I assure you were terrible, if probably not *quite* as terrible as that looked.
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Been feeling shitty (physically, mentally, etc.) due to a hectic few days, so I went easy today.
Press: Mobility only: X-over, bands, PVC, and other Supple Leopard shoulder biznatch.
Deadlift: Light: 135×12, 185×10, 225×8
18, 18, 15, 15, 12cal Row
6am travel post from Palo Alto, CA
I hit up NorCal Crossfit's Mountain View facility this morning. Great facility and a really fun class.
I took the wrong route from my hotel to the gym and wound up running 2.1 miles to get there in the deep, dark suburbs. Needless to say I was ready to go when I got there.
They do Performance / Fitness programming as well. This was the perf wod today:
30 back Squats
100ft handstand walk
20 back Squats*
80ft handstand walk
10 back squats
60ft handstand walk
* Bodyweight Back Squats
I completed the workout in 13:07 and the backsquat at 195#. I've never done handstand walks in a WOD before but it was actually a lot of fun. I realized quickly hot toasted my arms were from yesterday's press workout and partner metcon.
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Geesh, today was a bit intense.
3 X 8 Back Squat 120lb
I felt like this WOD was more tiring than FGB, it was shorter, but those last squats burned…
53lb with 4 burpees EMOM
Subbed sumo DL for the power cleans and BS for the OHS since my wrists are still an issue.
This was the first time I did Thrusters with a barbell in months and there was no pain, so I was pretty psyched. I can also push press with a normal bar, so this too is progress in the carpal tunnel saga. I tried to OHS in the warm up but that was not happening. Little by little, I will take what I can get.
Dan G. says
6am with McTuro
HBBS: 155x5x2. First time squatting in a month after a tweaked groin/hip. I tried high bar and I paused the majority of these, but I still felt it. We'll see tomorrow if it was a good recovery weight or too early.
WOD in 12:58 Rx'd. I thought the OHS would be the problem, but I really got off the rails on the push press. Got 25 reps the first minute, then 10 the 2nd and 3rd, then the burpees and push press smoked my shoulders and I got roughly 4-6 reps a round after until knocking out the front squats in 2 rounds just to get it done. Rested 1 or 2 full minutes to recover in the middle. I think even 1 more round of 10 on the push press would have saved me 5 minutes by the end.
I'd be curious to see a version of this where the 5 burpees were a penalty for putting the bar down, rather than every minute.
45×5, 135×3, 185×2, 235×1
That's right at 85% of my best high bar. Felt good.
WOD at Rx'd barbell weight and burpees, scaled volume to 15 reps of each barbell movement.
Did the thrusters, power cleans, and push press unbroken and waited until the minute flipped. The squats were both done as 9/6. Most volume and dynamism on the shoulder in a few weeks and felt good!
@Shawn your breakdown of the WOD was almost exactly what happened with me yesterday morning. I got to OHS #8 around the 9-minute mark, tried to drop down to 65# and just decided I was going to kill myself or someone else if I kept going. Took the DNF and am happy to live another day. Lower back a little sore today, but happy to hear I wasn't the only one that experienced that!
10:00 Mobility and movement prep
(Rumble rolled quads, alpha balled pressure wave above patella, banded ankle distraction, front rack mob and low bar squat mob)
8 Seated Box Jumps 12" to 30" Box
16 GHD Sit-Ups <3
4 Strict HSPUs
"Air Force" Metcon as Rx'd
That was as bad as it looks. I would describe it as "claustrophobic" since you're not really in control of your rest periods and resting means more burpees. Never the less, I actually really enjoyed this workout! I have no idea how any of you remembered your breakdowns. All I know is I did 17 Thrusters before the first set of burpees and then the rest is a blur.
79 x 1
92 x 1
99 x 1
106 x 1
112 x 1
….stooopid. Still working on some technique things at the heavier weight. But dropped under real nice today
99 x 1
116 x 1
124 x 1
132 x 1
132 x 1
140 x 1
155 miss—special jazz fingers jerk. Ugh.
FSQ heavy single
SLDL 3×5 75kg
dave p says
I'm with Shawn on "shitastrophe" — not really proud of how I did or how hard I worked today.
I really wanted to try this RX. I have a bad habit of scaling volume down when things get tough, so I started to set up with an option to scale. McDowell called me out so I had to decide whether I wanted to try at 95 or scale to 75. Decided to go w/95 and it didn't work out very well.
Did the thrusters unbroken quickly, then the first 5 burpees fast. This was dumb, because I immediately redlined. I should have decided 2 sets of 10 up front and then tried to go faster at the end if I still felt good. Instead I started to lose my overhead position after the first few OHS so switched to back squat, then only did ten. Then only did 10 front squats.
The OHS and front squats should be relatively easy for me at 95# but I was so exhausted I just couldn't deal with it. Oh well. Try again tomorrow —
Backsquats: 315, 315, 315, 325 for 3 reps
Metcon: 4:57, my legs are going to feel that tomorrow…
Samir Chopra says
WOD: Almost 15 minutes.
I did 20 front squats, 20 power cleans, 20 push-ups, 20 backsquats, 20 front squats. (Thanks to McD for accommodating me on my subs and mods.)
This was hard work.
Performance LBBS 170#x3x4. Felt great.
WOD Rx'd in 10:53. Here's what I remember:
Thrusters + 2 pwr cleans (muscle) in the first minute.
All pwr cleans were muscle cleans.
My shoulders are really sore from all the pushups on Monday, so push press had to be broken up more than I wanted/expected.
OHS were brutal because my burpees slowed down so much that I didn't have much time to get many in. Took about 4 minutes :/
Front squats- Ugly. Could barely hold the bar at this point.
Brutal but fun!
Allie B says
So impressed by Kelly and Asha who I watched complete the WOD RX'd. Amazing!!!
HBBS: 120 8X3. Felt really good, although I could still get lower.
– I used to judge people for being really vocal during a workout ("It's not that serious…do you really need to grunt??") I was one of those people today. Crossfit is making me too intense.
I was motivated to try 63#. During warm-ups, I realized OHS would not happen at that weight. Decided to do 57#.
– 5 cleans/ 3 push press
-7 push press
-5 push press push press
-5 push press
-2 OHS. Tooke FOREVER to get the bar on my back
-7 OHS— Knew I was cheating these reps. David came over and told me to get lower. So I waited a round and removed weight, bringing the weight to 53#. I know we're not supposed to do that….
-*Went back up to 57#, 5 FSQ
Time was 11:47.
I feel bad about this workout because I took it way too seriously, tried to push a heavier weight but didn't execute it well. Should have done 53#, been faster and moved with excellent form. It's really not a big deal and I shouldn't get competitive.
Next time I'll chill out 🙂 It's all for fun and health.
Call it anything but "Air Force"…
I don't know what it should be called, but please make costumes somehow involved…wouldn't be CFSBK without a costume component.
lady fox says
-all with a belt but all felt good
-tough but really think I could have pushed more. Calves felt so tired!
BSQ: 90x8x3 – easy but I want to slowly ramp back up
WOD: 10:34 – scaled to 32# and 3 burpees and still so awesomely hard
CJ: heavy single
(231, 247, 264)x2