Failure to Fail

Up a little earlier than normal so I could get in some work before the 9am class.


  • 2,000m Row – 8:13
  • 2×10 Reverse Hyper (210#)



  • 2 Bar MU

I set the clock for 20 rounds and planned to go until failure, but never failed, so I did a 21st round when the clock ran out. It was about time for class to start anyway.

After that initial set in the video, I concentrated more on keeping my feet together and I’m constantly battling to trying to fight to keep the system tight.

I did some zombie kicks during warm-up of class and then deadlifts with 155-245-315 each for sets of 4. Mixed in a couple of box jumps too.


  • 4-4-4-4-4-4 Deadlift (365#)
  • 2-1-2-1-2-1 Power Step Box Jump (2s-40.5″, 1s-44″)

I hesitated on a few jumps, which is stupid at those heights. Afraid of this damn quad!


I was behind everyone else coming from the XWOD so only did one weighted plank with 45# for 2:00 instead of the programmed stuff.


8:00 AMRAP

  • 8 Pull-ups
  • 8 American KBS (62#)
  • 16 Step-ups (24″)

All unbroken. Pull-ups were rough on the hands after all of the muscle-ups, but held on and no rips. Step-ups were a little rough on the quad, but I still tried to evenly distribute the reps between the legs. Did 5 full rounds plus 8 pull-ups and 6 swings. Tried to minimize my kip on the pull-ups and keep the system tight. Can always be better.

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Nick Momrik

I'm searching for the perfect golf swing and my first hole-in-one. I'm addicted to CrossFit. I work for Automattic.

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