Saturday 13/5/17

Warm-up (team)
600m run
300m buddy carry
600m run

Metcon team of 2
one works one rests

for time
210 kb swings 24/16
30 burpees
180sit ups
30 burpees
150 push ups
30 burpees
120cal row
30 burpees
90 kb squats 24/16
30 burpees
60 sdhp 24/16
30 burpees
RX 34:59 or so…
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Afternoon

Front Squat
1-1-1-1-1-1-1 (76.5,76.5,72,72,76.5,76.5,76.5)

Deadlift
5×4 (75,85,80,95,100)

5rds
chest to bar pull ups (between 7 and 10)
strict unbroken HSPU (between 5 and 6)

Cool Down
40 cal assault bike
30 squats

Berlin Throwdown

So, the next qualifier is already on and I am not sure if I am ready…

http://www.berlin-throwdown.com/

Our box started this competition last year and this year they give another shot. I am in the same team as last year. My strong and daily getting better friend – and me…ohoh. They announced the first wod on Monday and even the cycle in our box id totally different right now, they decided to it as today’s wod. So I skipped the class because I wanna do it on Friday or Sunday.
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I did the welded athlete today and a emom to work on the movements for the first qualifier wod but before I enjoyed an awesome omlette:
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WARM UP
-30 Cal Row
-30 Air Squats
-20 Push Ups
-10 Strict Pull Ups

SKILL
5 Rounds
20/15 Cal Bike or 30/24 Cal Row
4-8 Muscle Ups (Choose number)

STRENGTH
Squat Snatch
5×2 (Drop and reset) Rising
Start @70% (went up to 45kg, not very good)

STRENGTH
Snatch Pull
7×1 @115% (58kg)

METCON 3 RFT
-15 TTB
-12 Front Squats @135/95
-9 Deficit Strict HSPU (3/1 inches)
10:47.00 Rx

Bar Facing Burpees 10×7
(Rest as needed-Focus on efficiency of the movement and your breathing.)

ACCESSORY
Reverse Hyper
4×25

EMOM 10
a) 15 wall balls (unbroken)
b) 10 pull ups (unbroken)

practice handstand walk

Mobility
1. Forearms
2. Front Rack
3. Ankle Dorsiflexion

French Throwdown – we made it…

We are going back to Paris in summer ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐ŸŽ‰ I'm so excited to return to the @frenchthrowdown in a few weeks with our #teamicke (@giandor @berlinari @nicobartke) and to see some fellow competitors there, too. Party hard. With all that I have a new reason to refresh my french speaking skills – I'm afraid it's a bit rusty ๐Ÿ™Š ______________________________________________________ #bemybest #roadtosummer #competition#competitionprep #headdowneyesforward #frenchthrowdown #ftd17 #lesscomplainingmoredoing #crossfit #GForceProgram #crossfiticke #ickeathlete #ickefamily #teamicke2017 #fosdrink #foodspring #foodspringfamily #startedfromthepvc #infinityperformance @foodspring @fosgermany @_infinityperformance_

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Monday-Funday 8/5/17

Finally back to my Monday routine, three classes in a row felt good. The bodyweight wod was fun, my wall balls still suck, I always tell myself to practice them more often but of course, no time at all, al toes to bar were unbroken, the hspu I did on an ab mat with plates which makes it more harder because you go deeper than with a normal mat, what it makes it more to a deficit haspu, good to practice.

I am not very happy with my snatch progress, wait…., what progress?!? I am stuck with my weight, it even feels harder and less consistent, I know it is all in my head and I also really struggle with the technique, it sucks…

Warm-up 3x
I missed it ’cause of teaching the CF kids before

Metcon (No Measure) for max effort:

10 rounds of 15 sec work, 15 sec rest
hanging L-sit
– 1 min rest –
10 rounds of 15 sec work, 15 sec rest
squat jumps
– 1 min rest –
10 rounds of 15 sec work, 15 sec rest
hollow hold

Metcon
amrap 13:
5 burpees
10 t2b
15 wall balls

amrap 13:
5 burpees
10 hspu
15 squats
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Warm-up
Snatch position play
1. set up
2. hang
3. high hang
4. snatch pull
5. overhead squat
6. stand up weight overhead

3x 20-60sec headstand pike to full
60sec rest

Metcon (No Measure)
4x 30sec work, 30sec rest
front squat (60kg)
pendlay row (50,1x55kg)
– 2min rest –
4x 30sec each side, 30sec rest
split squats /w db or kb (Farmer’ Carry 2×16, 2 rounds 24kg front hold, 1 round 2x20kg front rack)
one arm ring rows
– 2min rest-
4x30sec each side, 30sec rest
one legged rdl /w db or kb (20kg)
even: band pull aparts / odd: band face pull
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Weightlifting Class

Snatch Drop
5×35/37.5/40 4×42.5/45

Snatch above the knees
3x 30/32.5/35/37.5/40

Full Snatch
3×35/37.5/40/42.5/45

Saturday Partner WOD

I just love my Saturday mornings at the box with my wod partner in crime. He is the perfect workout match… ๐Ÿ™‚

Afterwards I decided to take a rest and did not go back to the gym: great coffee, yummy food and little bit sightseeing in Berlin…

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Thursday 4/5/17

The time is running by so fast, I can’t believe it is already May… :O It seems we qualified again as a team for the French Throwdown which will take place mid June in Paris. My performances were not that good but they are okay for a team to qualify, Mostly upper part stuff, almost no legs (just rowing and burpee box jumps- both not my fav after being not so tall and my ankle injury), nothing long just short and things I am not the best in ๐Ÿ˜‰

Yesterday I just did the class and the welded athlete metcon which hurt… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Warm-up
each position (4-6x rock back and forth and side to side, palm down first, then backhand fingers pointing back, out, for and inwards)

Clean + Jerk Warm Up
3 clean deadlift
3 clean high pull
3 muscle clean
3 power clean
3 front squats
3 clean
3 split jerk

Metcon (No Measure) 4x
30sec work, 30sec rest
romanian dl (70kg)
bench press (50kg)

2min rest

4x
30sec each side, 30sec rest
deficit split squat (elevated front foot) w/ barbell (45kg)
one arm db bench press (15kg)

2min rest

4x
30sec each side, 30sec rest
pistols
one arm seated db/kb press (15kg)
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50-40-30-20-10
3 min rest
10-20-30-40-50
cal on assault bike, rest 1:1

It kinda took me forever: 44:08 :O

Wednesday

Haha, I got a message from my Saturday WOD partner if we wanna do tonights team wod together. I was hoping for sth nice but, nope….: row row row :O

10 rounds per person
30 sec row-30 sec hold barbell in bottom front squat position (40/60kg)
30 sec rest
– 9min rest-
repeat

We managed to get 475 calories together, it was hard, afterwards there was no weightlifting class, so we used the time to do parts of the welded athlete program:

amrap 10 unbroken strict handstand push ups (using a yoga mat)
3-4-5-3-4-5 and so on
I managed to do 3 rounds+3+4 which is okay for me…

wod 4 rounds for time
10 hang power clean (52kg for girls)
15 bar facing burpees over the barbell
100 double unders
RX 15:59

Monday

It is quite hard to get a spot for a class right now because we have so many new members in the gym, at least I could do the regular wod today…

Weightlifting class was full, it is okay for this week because we have to do the qualifier for the French Throwdown, so I have to be careful with my trainings session.

I did the WOD 2 as a trial last Friday, 1 RM Squat Clean, 75 kg. 77.5 kg did not work because I sat under the bar but could not get up. Annoying, my 1 RM front squat is 90kg… But I squatted before, so I guess, that was the reason. Still, I probably won’t do it again because of 2kg. I am not a big fan of doing 1 RMs anyways… Tomorrow I ll do WOD 1:

Naughty Nate
amrap 8
2 muscle ups
4 handstand push up (with open standard ๐Ÿ˜ฆ )
8 American KB swings (24kg)

Warm-up
Snatch position play
1. set up
2. hang
3. high hang
4. snatch pull
5. overhead squat
6. stand up weight overhead

3x
20-60sec headstand hold tucked
60sec rest

Metcon (No Measure)
4x 30sec work, 30sec rest
front squat (I used 65kg)
pendlay row

2min rest

4x 30sec each side, 30sec rest
split squats /w db or kb
one arm ring rows

2min rest

4x 30sec each side, 30sec rest
one legged rdl /w db or kb
even: band pull aparts / odd: band face pull

Saturday 22/4/17

I still train on a regular base: 6 days a week but it i so hard to keep track on all workouts and write about them. As I am using behind the whiteboard to log my results I sometimes just skip writing my CF blog because of time issues. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Last Saturday I went as usual to the morning class and did the 9am class with my favorite Saturday buddy. Unfortunately it was a little chaotic with the workout or the explanation ( I am not sure who’s fault it is).

Warm-up
40 burpees
*partner holds empty bar overhead
40cal row
*patner holds dead hang
40 wall balls
*partner holds deep squat

Metcon (Time) in teams of 2
*barbell is not allowed to touch the floor, every time you drop it is 5 synchronized burpee over the bar for the team

40 hang power clean 50/35
300m run /w barbell
40 s2o 50/35
300m run /w barbell
40 ohs 50/35
300m run /w barbell
40 thruster 50/35
300m run /w barbell
40 burpees (partner holds barbell. Don’t drop it…. You’re almost there!)

So the goal was to hold the barbell all the time and not putting it on the floor. But if you have 2 barbells because male-female you also were supposed to hold the barbell the whole timen and both supposed to run with one barbell. There is kinda no rest for one of them, while others just share one barbell?”!?!

So we started with one barbell, using 50 kg. We did the hang clean, the run, the s2o. Then it started to rain, so one held the barbell while the other was running. I ran. The I started OHS but realized they would be too heavy to do more than 3-4, it was stupid because the RX weight for girls was 15 kg less. It would have taken too long. So I set up another barbell. Then we had to keep them both away from the floor and had kinda no rest in between, so we dropped them a couple of times and did the burpees. In the middle we were told it supposed to be burpees over the barbell… What a chaotic start into the day…

In the afternoon I came back. I am always looking for a new program I can follow because I feel the box program is not right for me, we hardly do things I am not good at. Right now the getting stronger and work on your strengths, doing less metcons and barbell cycling doe not help me getting better. Lindsey Velenzuela, one of the strong CG girls from the US posted on her instagram account sth about “the welded athlete”. I googled it and gathered some information. For 20 dollars a month you can join them. There is an app you can work with, to compare, log your results and see the daily wod. I looked at the test program and really liked it and decided to give it a shot. So I did the first session on Saturday. It was not an easy one… ๐Ÿ˜‰

WARM UP
30 Cal Machine (row)
3 Rounds:
5 Burpees
10 Air Squats
7 Cleans @95/65

METCON For Time
3 Rounds
-10 Thrusters @95/65
-10 Bar Facing Burpees
2 Rounds
-8 Thrusters @135/95
-8 Bar Facing Burpees
1 Round
-6 Thrusters @185/125
-6 Bar Facing Burpees
RECORD TIME!
Time 13:21.00 Rx

STRENGTH
7 Minutes to work up to a heavy Snatch
Weight
45kg Rx ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Hallo weakness

STRENGTH
Snatch Pulls
1×3 @85%, 4×3 @90%

Rowing
15×250 Meters
Rest 40 seconds after each set

Weighted Back Raises
3×20
Weighted Pull Ups
3×5 (Heavy)

MOBILITY
1. Front Rack
2. Hamstrings
3. Upper Back Smash