Back Rack Reverse Lunges
3 x 6e
Use the same load as Week 1’s 3 x 12. Perform 6 reps on one leg, rack the bar, then perform 6 reps on the other leg.
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Exposure 5 of 8
12 Kettlebell Swings 24/16kg
10 Thrusters 75/55
Rest 2 minutes
Aim to score consistent time for each round. The Swings and the Thrusters should be light and unbroken.
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Reverse lunges @95.
Metcon in 12:52 w/ rounds of :58, 1:00, 1:00, :59, and :55. Fun little sprints.
Ben S says
75# on the lunges. Light, but still need to go slower and not keep crashing my knee into the floor.
Metcon Rx, rounds between 1:30ish and 1:40ish, total time of I think 16:30. Was sad when I learned Rx was American swings. Very fun one.
quick start today
A. 10 min: heat up, warm up, mobz
-4 direction lunge/hip opener
-roll up/down supine
-eccentric dorsiflexion x 10 ea
B. 5 rounds, increasing pace on each:
10 box jump (all step down)
10 ghd st up
rest 2:00 between rds
2:22 / 2:14 / 2:04 / 1:55 / 1:47
mostly increasing pace on run but transitions slightly quicker, too
C. 40 min walk home
Whit H says
Tomorrow / Thursday night's 7:30pm AR class will incorporate and focus on spinal mobility/stability and rotation. We'll look at how this affects not only the back itself but hips and shoulders as well. If you have back pain, "sticky" hips, or tired shoulders… come have some fun!
Allie B says
Sounds awesome, Whit! Can't wait– this sounds new and exciting…!
Dan G. says
Been working out of Grassroots Crossfit in Berkeley:
Thursday – weighted pullups up to 20×5
6 rounds of 4 C2B (subbed for bar MU), 8 OHS @ 115, 12 box jumps @ 24" in 9:04
Friday – push press @ 165x6x4
9 min AMRAP of 3 DL @ 315, 6 (assisted) pistols, 9 burpees – got 5 rounds
Monday – 2Clean + 1 jerk @ 165 x 4 (70%), 4×3 3s paused squat @ 255, 4×3 push press @ 165
14 min AMRAP of 200m run, 12 wall ball (20# to 11' subbed for 25# to 10'), 8 C2B – got 6 rounds
Tuesday – 3 rounds of :20 bottom ring supports, handstand walk to wall, 20 hollow rocks
100-80-60-40-20, 10-8-6-4-2 of DU, power snatch @ 115 (subbed for 135, and did 1/3 attempts of DU) – finished in 7:29, but tweaked right achilles so stop jump ropes after round of 80.
James A says
@Dan G – you should have just done the Bar MU. Everyone knows you can do them.
75 on the lunges felt great. A late night and surplus of beers caught up to me on the WOD, and I went from 130-140/rd to 2 min for round 5.
Kate Tk says
6:30 w/Melo & Ro
Back rack reverse lunge deload: 60#x6x3. Cool.
WOD: 15:27 RX w/2 missed thruster reps–first round 1:15, last round 1:50. Eek.
Learned some lessons here. Got way too pumped up to try this RX and totally blew up by the time I got to round 3, during which I only got through 8 thrusters. Round 4 was OK, Round 5 was awful again. LOL Kate. Should have stayed in my lane and either a) scaled to 45# OR b) set a sustainable pace in the first two rounds w/longer times. Barbara, LFPB champ that she is, set a really good example with consistent rounds.
Sarah C says
5:30 class today
Back rack lunges
#75 across the board….I definitely fell stronger at this point in time, maybe should have pushed myself at the beginning go this cycle but what are you gonna do! Really welcoming the Deload theme there!
1:06, 1:02, 1:02, 1:02, 1:01
Tried hard to maintain throughout but what I was really proud of was my thruster speed. Those generally kill me but I felt like I was kicking it during them:-)
5 MU transitions with #25
8 DB bench press #40 (2012)
8 False grip ring rows (2012)
10-v-ups (ran out of time and was suppose to do sets of 25030)
I'm gonna get this muscle-up so soon…I can feel it in my bones!
2 hang per snatch + 1 OHS #105
I've recently started RP with Allie B and have definitely started to notice a difference during my workouts….I feel like I can sustain longer and push myself more!
More recipes on the blog from everyone is so helpful so I don't get sick of food!
WOD Rx'd 13:41
1:12, 1:06, 1:07, 1:11, 1:06
Steady on the first round to feel it out. 4th round couldn't push the burpees. Overall, there's def room for a little improvement in all of the movements.
So happy to have done American swings without ANY pain! I've been doing American swings in the warmups to test them out and I think this is the first WOD I did them in since December. Neck was a bit stiff afterwards but feels ok now.
Whit this AR sounds exactly like what I need! PT said my thoracic spine is really tight. 7:30 is a bit late for me but summer vacation starts soon.
So glad it's deload week. Barely slept last night. This feels like the longest week ever…
Karina S says
Make up postz.
62lbs for push press. Was dipping too far in dip drive, losing stretch reflex.
Super fun 24 min play time. Did L handstands to not give my wrist any instability to complain about. Whit mentioned that I was in too much extension which was good news because I'm always doubting that I'm in the correct position and was overdoing it the hard way! Went into more hollow body per Whit's suggestion, felt more stable when I took a single leg off the way and rocked out. Low traps sore today. Much success.
60lbs for lunges. Super fast and easy. However glute max is sore today? Weird.
WOD: 14:27. Rx other than squat thrusters for burpees. I think Ro's conditioning has been helping. Kept 1:18-1:20 pace for all the rounds. Wasn't very hard, just a nice way to get nice and sweaty.