Monday, October 17, 2011 by Rebecca


5 Rounds For Time of:
10 Deadlifts 225/155 (63#)
15 Wall Ball 20/14 (6#)
30 Double Unders ( 15 10" Box Jumps)

+ The deadlifts should be light enough that you can do each round in 1-2 sets. Loss of neutral spinal alignment will result in your workout being stopped! Make sure to pick a load and if necessary a pulling height that allows you to execute 50 solid reps.
+ If you don't have double unders, today's substitution is 15 Box Jumps.

16:16 - just slightly over 3 min per round consistently across all 5 rounds

I had thought I'd be able to manage 83# deadlifts.  They were really too heavy, and my form was lousy, so at Laurel's urging I went lighter and just tried to keep my form legit.  Basically the whole workout was a mental exercise in mastering form faults.  Most of my workouts are these days.  It means I'm going a lot lighter than I would like - A) because I lost a lot of strength during my pregnancy, and B) I also lost a lot of coordination (and it wasn't even that good to begin with).

But the goal is to get stronger without injuring myself, and to fix the myriad and multiple form faults I've always had, and that means taking several steps back before I can go forward.  Frustrating, but there's no question it's the right thing to do.

My left knee felt kind of beat up after the workout - I'm pretty sure it was the box jumps.  No matter how hard I focus, I just can't figure out how to consistently land on both feet, so my left leg gets a lot of abuse.  I probably need to work on jumping to an even smaller target where I can manage to land lightly (although I'm not sure i can manage that just even jumping up and down on the ground :-p ).

Saturday, October 15, 2011 by Rebecca


Add 5-10 lbs to last week as appropriate

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Tabata Mash Up
DB Snatch Left Arm
DB Snatch Right Arm
Push Up
Cycle through stations at each interval, performing 4 intervals at each for a total of 12 intervals (6 minutes).
Choose a load that'll allow you to get at least 10 reps per round.

Post loads and total reps for each station.

Back squat:  42-42-47-47-47

Left snatch: 12.5 lbs 8-8-8-8
Right stach: 7.5 lbs 9-9-8-9
Pushup (knees up): 8-8-8-8

Thursday, October 13, 2011 by Rebecca

2011-10-13 - Elizabeth - sortof

21-15-9 reps for time of:Clean 135/95Ring Dips

Subbed 40# Muscle Cleans and pushups - down full plank, up from knees.


Monday, October 10, 2011 by Rebecca


3 rounds
400m row
21 kb swings (12 kg - Russian)
15 burpees (CFSBK style)

16:23 (I think)

This was a lot harder than I thought it would be. CFSBK burpees are a LOT harder than CFEB. They require strict pushup form on the way down and the way up.

David made us run around the block afterwards. brutal.

The warmups are getting easier - I still have a lot of remedial form issues to work out.

Sunday, October 9, 2011 by Rebecca


For Time:
3 Barbell Ground To Overheads
3 Pull-Ups
6 Barbell Ground To Overheads
6 Pull-Ups
9 Barbell Ground To Overheads
9 Pull-Ups
12 Barbell Ground To Overheads
12 Pull-Ups
9 Barbell Ground To Overheads
9 Pull-Ups
6 Barbell Ground To Overheads
6 Pull-Ups
3 Barbell Ground To Overheads
3 Pull-Ups

13:43 (? Don't remember for sure - it was slow)

I used a 25# barbell to do c&j, and I did ring rows, and I really focused on form - trying to keep my knees out and my weight centered on every rep. I did pretty well until the end of the workout when I just wanted to be finished, and (as Daniel said)strted doing one-legged cleans.

I had to jog the stroller to class because Elliot ate longer than I thought he would and I was late. It was the first time since sometime relatively early in my pregnancy that I'd done any running at all. It didn't feel too bad. Not great, but not too bad.

I actually managed a couple hollow rocks in the warmup today. My squats are still a work in progress. David suggested I use the theraband to help me keep my knees out.

Thursday, October 6, 2011 by Rebecca


As Many Rounds As Possible In 20 Minutes of:
45 Double-Unders
3 Hang Power Cleans 155/95
1 Push Jerk 155/95

The barbell couplet must be completed without putting the bar down. Any bailing before finishing the jerk nullifies that entire round. "Finishing the Jerk" means that the bar must be locked out overhead and stable for a 2 count before dropping it.
For example, if you perform 45 doubles, 3 Cleans and then miss your jerk you'll have to start over at the first double under again.

Subbed 20 KB swings for DU. Used a 25# barbell. Per Shane, subbed muscle cleans and push-press.

11 rounds + 3 KB swings

25# was too light. This workout was all KB swings, with the barbell movements feeling like a rest. Even with the light bar, though I got sloppy towards the end about keeping my knees out. Which was the reason Shane wanted me to skip the dynamic power moves. Bleah.