Next Qualifier Beach Throwdown

Woohoo, it kinda never ends with these qualifiers… We registered for the Beach Throwdown in the Netherlands and the results must be online until Wednesday night. So we did two of three today. I had a wod appointment with one of my fav wod buddies, so I decided to do number 3 another day (I did not know that the deadline is already Wednesday…), so I have to do it somehow on my busy and long working day 😦

https://www.leaderwod.com/en/website/event/22/Beach-Throwdown-2017

QUALIFIER WORKOUT A
With a clock counting up complete as many rounds as possible in 8 minutes of:
16 Box Jump Overs (24”/20”)
8 Deadlifts (regular 100kg / 65kg)
Add 10kg to the deadlift weight when both athletes have completed a full round
Tiebreak there is tiebreak after the last fully completed round of boxjumps.
– We will do that tomorrow

QUALIFIER WORKOUT B
A combined total of 10 attempts (5 attempts per athlete) in a ground to shoulder, shoulder to overhead.
Each athlete has to make exactly 5 attempts at a lift.
The total weight of the lifts is your end score.
You are free to choose in wich order you and your buddy make the lifts.
If an athlete fails an attempt at a lift, the lift counts as 0kg. Every missed lift will count as one of the athletes attempts.
Both Athletes use the same single bar throughout the workout
Athletes are not allowed to deload the bar once the 8 minutes start: the weight must either stay the same or go up at each attempt.
Athletes are allowed to start with a loaded bar and may assist each other in loading the bar.

QUALIFIER WORKOUT C
FOR TIME 27-21-15-9*
Calorie Row
Wallballs 20/14lbs 10/9ft
Pull up
*Both athletes have to complete a full round of every movement before switching to the next.
Each buddy pair will use one rower and wallball.

It was kinda stupid to do Murph on Monday. I was sore, my pull ups felt not that easy and the wall balls sucked because of my legs from squatting and running. We will see how it turns out…
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Heavy Metcon with a partner

200 cal row
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (you go, I go) bench RX bodyweight (I did 50-52.5)
200 cal assault bike
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (deadlift 1.5 bodyweight, I did strict weighted pu with a cute 2.5kg plate 😉 – because of tmw’s deadlifts)
300 double unders
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 power clean (we made that up, instead of sled push because it just rained, I started easy with 45 and went up to a medium weight 55)

Haha, it took forever but it was fun. 😀 I have to get back to my welded athlete trainings plan to really work on fitness soon. I really like the structure of the wods and I am feeling a litte bad not taking time to do the workouts. 😦

Murh Murph Murph…

What a coincident we did Murph today during bodyweight class, 30 degrees by the way… It is Memorial in the US, CF boxes in the States mostly do this wod on that day. So I am not sure if it was planned or not.

I was thinking about going slower than usual because I was also signed in for the regular class and weightlifting (my usual triple Monday)… Well, did not work that well. I actually did not go too hard during the run and I slowed down the squats a bit. My push ups were kinda slow, also my pull ups should have gone better. Well I worked around 85-90 % most of the time. It took me 42:52 minutes. I still wanna have a under 40 minutes time one day, it is possible with rest and a little bit less heat and rest beforehand.

Afterwards I did the regular class but I slowed down and canceled weightlifting…

Basic Strength
Metcon (No Measure)
amrap 10
8 supinated bent over row (25)
8 upright row (25)
8 strict pull ups
1min rest

2min rest

amrap 10
8 paused back squat (50)
8 dead stop jumping lunges
8 air squats
1min rest

2min rest

amrap 10
8 hspu (well, this did not work very well after 200 push ups, I only did 3-4)
8 db push press (2x12kg)
8 lateral plate raises (2×2.5)
1min rest

Buy Out
Metcon (No Measure)
2x
10 alfredson calve raises lvl 2
5 nordic hamstrings

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

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. 😉

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… 😉

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 😦 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

Holidays in Portugal…

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Finally, spring break in Berlin. I was sooooooooo looking forward too escape from the city. We booked a flight to Lisbon and rented a car. In Lisbon I went to Bakery CrossFit, a cool box in the middle of the city in an old house.

http://www.thebakerycrossfit.com/en/

One of the Icke members used to train there and is still good friends and workout partner with some of the coaches. The drop in was 15 Euro and I bought a nice shirt for another 10 Euro. There was no barbell involved in the wod I went to, it is always the same when I on vacation, mostly no barbells involved during a wod… 😉 Instead we did benchmark Nicole, it was the first time for me:

20 min amrap
400m run
max rep pull ups

When I am on vacation I am not 100% into training, so I am normally a bit less competitive and more on the relaxed mode, so my score of 103 pull ups is okay, I guess…

Tuesday 28/3/17

Warm-up
wrist prep (each position 20sec rock back and forth and/or side to side
palm down first, then backhand fingers pointing back, out, for and inwards9

4x 20sec work, 10sec rest
burpees& swings

Sumo Deadlift (1×2)
20min to find a heavy 2RM
then 10min
3×2 @80% of heaviest set
not too good, only 110kg for 2
3×2 90kg

Metcon (No Measure) 4x
30sec work, 30sec rest
wall facing shoulder taps
strict leg raises
push ups
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LUNCH
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e4min for 2 minutes, 10 rounds
30 heavy wall balls (20lbs)
max rep ghd sit ups

bench press (101)
6×2 52.5 kg (day 3, week 1)

snatch e1:30min for 5 rounds
1 power snatch
1 snatch balance
1 snatch push press
30/32.5/35/37.5/37.5/40

seated KB press
12-10-8-6 (10kg, 12kg, 15kg,15kg)

100 push ups for time (5:19)

10×5 strict pull ups

Triple Monday :) 21/3/17

Warm-up
10 hollow rocks
5 squat jumps (I came late ’cause of teaching CF Kids class…)

Metcon (No Measure)
in teams of 2:
you go, i go

amrap 10:
10 squat jumps
10 pull ups (could go unbroken almost (every?) set)

amrap 10:
10 push ups
10 t2b (did unbroken)

amrap 10:
10 hollow rocks
10 sit ups

amrap 10:
30 sec du
20 burpees

amrap 10:
20 kb swings
20 sdhp (20)

WOD
Warm-up
I skipped it because of bodyweight…

amrap 9
20 power snatch 35/25
20 wall balls
5+31

rest 2min
Metcon (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)
amrap 9
15 front squats 35/25
15 pull ups
9+19

rest 2min
Metcon (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)
amrap 9
10 strict press 35/25
10 burpees otb
9+14
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Weightlifting
– snatch day :/

5 Snatch Balances | 25 kg
5 Snatch Balances | 30 kg
5 Snatch Balances | 35 kg
5 Snatch Balances | 40 kg
5 Snatch Balances | 40 kg

3 Hang Squat Snatches | 25 kg
3 Hang Squat Snatches | 30 kg
3 Hang Squat Snatches | 35 kg

2 Squat Snatches | 35 kg
2 Squat Snatches | 40 kg
1 Squat Snatch | 42.5 kg
1 Squat Snatch | 45 kg

11 Back Squats | 75 kg
10 Back Squats | 75 kg

Wednesday 8/3/17

Every 1 min for 15 mins:
1 Clean & Jerk | 45 kg
1 Clean & Jerk | 45 kg
1 Clean & Jerk | 45 kg
1 Clean & Jerk | 50 kg
1 Clean & Jerk | 50 kg
1 Clean & Jerk | 50 kg
1 Clean & Jerk | 55 kg
1 Clean & Jerk | 55 kg
1 Clean & Jerk | 55 kg
1 Clean & Jerk | 60 kg
1 Clean & Jerk | 60 kg
1 Clean & Jerk | 60 kg
1 Clean & Jerk | 65 kg
1 Clean & Jerk | 65 kg
1 Clean & Jerk | 65 kg

Partner WOD You GO-I GO amrap 17
7 Kettlebell Thrusters, 16 kg
7 Pull-ups
RX 23+11 (my partner did scaled)
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Weightlifting Clean and Jerk

Monday 6/3/17

My fav day, three classes in a row, this feels like a proper trainings day…

Warm-up
10 ring rows
10 push ups

Metcon (No Measure)
emom 10
5 strict pull ups

emom 10
5 strict ring dips

Metcon (No Measure) in teams of 2
amrap 25:
50 burpees
100 pull ups
50 du
200 squats
50 burpees
100 push ups
50 du
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Warm-up
20 burpees
*partner holds empty bar overhead
30cal row
*patner holds dead hang
20 wall balls
*partner holds deep squat

Metcon (Time)
*one does one round, one rests
8rft
10 burpee over bar
10 t2b
10 dl 80/55
RX

3min rest

Metcon (Weight)
8min to work up to a heavy set of 3 front squat from the floor
*score is weight partner A + weight Partner B
I did 70kg

3min rest
Metcon (Time)
*one works one round, one rests
8rft
10 box over
5 strict hspu
5 strict pull ups
RX
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weightlifting class
Snatch

5×5 snatch balance
4×3 hang snatch
1×2 40kg

snatch pull
5 40kg
5 45
5 50
2×5 55

bsq
10x65kg
8×70
7×75
6×80

Monday Madness

Wohoo, my day, three classes in a row, this is what I need to get actually tired. 😉

Bodyweight
Warm-up 3x
5 burpees
10 sit ups
15 squats

Metcon (No Measure)
amrap 5:
10 hollow rocks
10 sit ups

amrap 5:
10 kb swings 16/24
10 lunges

amrap 5:
30 sec plank
30 sec knees to elbow

amrap 5:
30 sec walk up to toes
30 sec superman

Metcon (No Measure)
amrap 20:
10 burpees
10 pull ups
10 burpees
10 kb swings 16/24
10 push ups
10 sdhp
10 hollow rocks
4 rds+10 burpees RX

Warm-up
Team #2
3x
20 partner wall balls
20 burpees over partner
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We skipped the warm up…

MädCon U go, I go

Metcon (Time)
5rft
10 pull ups
5 clean & jerk 60/40

Metcon (Time)
5rft
10 s2o 60/40
15 wall balls

Metcon (Time)
5rft
10 deadlifts 60/40
25 du
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Weightlifting
Snatch Day