Sunday Extras

I busted out the dynamic bench press work.

  • 2×3 @ 45#
  • 1×3 @ 95#
  • 1×3 @ 115#
  • 8×3 @ 135#

Then I grabbed the jump rope and knocked out 53 DUs in a row, which breaks my old PR of 44. I should do them with untied shoes more often! Oh, and then I went back out and tried them again a bit later and got 70 in a row!

Casey A, Michelle, and Kevin came over to do some OLY work in the garage. Casey, Michelle, and I are all doing a team competition on Saturday where we have to do a max snatch as well as a max clean and jerk.

Casey and I did a bunch of lifts at lighter weights and then started going heavy. I set a PR by hitting a 145# snatch. My technique is still pretty bad, but it’s not going to improve a lot in the next week. In the competition I think we’ll have to rush through our snatches and focus more of the C&J because we’re more likely to hit some big PRs there. The 3 guys have 8 minutes to do both sets of lifts and the women have the same amount of time. The weight can’t decrease during the snatch or C&J portions though, only in between. Should be fun.

Dear Cindy, I’m Moving On

It was good taking a day off yesterday. I’m feeling refreshed, yet a little tired. My leg is pretty nasty looking and by the amount of pulling I feel on the skin when I move, I think it’s going to take a long time to fully heal. The side of my head still hurts too. Going off the Vicodin today though. Went in to the 11am class.


5 Rounds

  • 1m V-ups
  • 1m Russian Twists (30# KB)
  • 1m Side Plank (30s each side)
  • 1m Leg Lifts
  • 1m Bicycles

It’s been awhile since we did one of these 17 minute ab routines.


We had the choice between 4 different workouts today. There were only 3 of us in class and we all picked the same one.

20:00 AMRAP

  • 5 Pull-ups
  • 10 Push-ups
  • 15 Air Squats

If you know my story, you’re aware that “Cindy” and I have a bit of a history. I got my revenge on Cindy about 4 months ago when we did it with chest to deck push-ups and I managed 18+11. Today we did a normal Cindy which doesn’t have the strict push-up standard and I got 20+6. I thought I remembered setting a goal of 20 rounds by the end of the year, but seems I set the bar high with 22 rounds as my goal! I think I can get there with a little more push. The push-ups were a bigger struggle today than I remember.

I think I can finally stop obsessing over “Cindy” and move on. There are plenty of WODs in the sea.


10 Prowler Sprints (25y high, 25y low, 90# of plates on the light prowler)

These felt pretty easy.

Will probably get in some snatch work later today out in the garage with a couple of other people. The team competition 6 of us are doing next week had a WOD where everyone has to go for a max weight snatch and clean & jerk. I haven’t done heavy snatches since February so need to get an idea of what I can do.