Sliced Open

This morning I went to the Doctor to get a couple of sebaceous cysts removed. My head is pretty sore and I’m on some Vicodin for the pain. I can’t use any water on the 2 stitched areas for 3 days and no soap/shampoo until I go back next week to get the stitches removed. Should be interesting with working out. I already sweated a ton today. I could get pretty rank in a few days.

After resting a bit at home I went to the first Olympic Lifting class at Survival Fitness held at 6pm and then stayed after for the 7pm class. In the OLY class we worked on drilling the snatch. I’ve really been looking forward to this because I know I can use a lot of work on my technique, which is holding me back from making big gains in my numbers.


4 Rounds

  • 15s Zombie Kicks
  • 15s Bottom Squat Hold
  • 15s Plank
  • 15s Jumping Jacks

Some of us were already pretty warm from the OLY class.


5×5 Clean High Pull

I assumed it was a 5×3 because we just did 5×5 last week. Didn’t actually read the board until before my last round. So my first 4 rounds were all 3 reps. I did 135#, 155#, 165#, 175#, and 185#.


  • 50 Russian KBS (53# KB)
  • 21-15-9
    • Dead Hang Pull-ups
    • Turkish Get-ups (30# DB)
  • 50 Wall Balls (20# MB, 10′ target)

I didn’t think this would work up so much of a sweat, but I was soaked at the end. I finished in 17:30, which was the best time of the day. I’m glad my head didn’t really hold me back. The pull-ups were the worst part of this. I was pretty much doing one at a time the entire way so that I didn’t have to tax my arms on the descending portion of the pull-up. As soon as I got my chin over the bar I let go and dropped to the ground.