Mini vacation – drop in @ Rams Training

I had one week off and we decided to do a three day trip to Poland, it is about a 3-4 hour ride to Kolberg, a town right on the Baltic Sea. There is even a gym that is doing wods and CF orientated stuff but they are not an official affiliate because the yearly fee you have to pay is really expensive for them. the drop in was only 7 Euro and the program and the gym were really cool. The weather was perfect, we walked along the beach, rented bikes and cruised around…

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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

Friday

I taught the CF kids and had about 50 min before the class started. I did my 5 rep max strict press before the class because I wanted to do a wod and it would have cost me strengths.

5 max strict press 42kg, perhaps 1-2 kg more would be possible – NEW PR

WOD
30-20-10 (35kg)
power clean
hang squat clean
thruster
push press
oh walking lunges

It took me a little more than 30 min…, I tried to work consistently but I did not as hurt as I would do during a class wod. It it har to push myself when you have nobody next to you… On the other hand sometimes it is also good to stick with your paste… 😉

During th class I did 5×2 strict mu and some KB/DB push press

WOD amrap 10 (16kh), no messure
10 push ups on KBs
15 KB double goblet squat
20 KB double deadlift

Training & Heavy Metcon

I started the hatch cycle for my bench and strict press again because I feel I have to work on them, otherwise I will get weaker immediately in this areas. Today was week two, day one. It felt good. Furthermore I still kinda use the misfits back squat cycle, even with my own timing: Build up to one heavy rep around 90% and then 5×3 with one weight. Today it was 1x95kg and 5×3 87,5 kg. I feel more comfortable now squatting heavier sets. Next week I’ll probably repeat the same sets again.

Heavy metcon:

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Buy Out:
5 rds, last round double reps
– 30 DU
– 15 Vups
– 10 Supermen
– 10 Hollow Rocks
– 10 Sit Ups
– 5 Around the World

5×5 strict HSPU, partner deadhang on the rings
5×5 kipping hspu, partner holds low ring dip position

Sunday Home Wod 24/9/16

I actually wanted to go for a run but as I know it takes longer and it is not my fav, I decided to do a little morning wod after my coffee and before breakfast. 😉

100 squat
90 sit ups
80 lunges
70 burpees
60 sec plank
50 mountain climbers
40 push ups
30 hollow rocks
20 jumping squat
10 hand released push ups

Afterwards I did some strict ring pull ups and that’s it… Monday= back to regular training and doing the team qualifier for the German Throwdown…

Sweaty Friday

Warm-up
300m run
2x
10 goblet squats
10 swings
10 ring rows

2min partner split stretch
2min partner shoulder stretch

Clean + Jerk
3 clean deadlift
3 clean high pull
3 muscle clean
3 power clean
3 clean
3 split jerk

Weightlifting
5min warm up
7x 1 clean pull + 1 power clean + 1 clean + 2 jerks
*rest 1:30min between sets
* work up in weight as needed
7×1 55kg

Metcon
CrossFit Games Open 13.3 (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)
12-minute AMRAP of:
150 Wall-Ball Shots, 20# / 14#
90 Double-Unders
30 Muscle-ups
I finished 12 muscle ups.

Thursday 16/9

Long day at work, so I just came in for the wod…

Warm-up
100 single under

2x
10 burpees
10 plank to push up
10sec hanging L-Sit
20sec wall facing handstand hold
Basic Strength
Shoulder Press (1x Max)
5min warm up
1×5 @65% 31kg
1×5 @75% 36kg
1×5+ @85% 5x41kg
1×20 @50% 25 (little break after 15 reps)

Metcon (Time)
20rft
5 push ups
5 t2b
5 box jumps
RX 13:26

Tuesday 13/9/16

Back to work – back to less time to workout… There are these days when you really struggle to go to the gym because you are tired, exhausted and have so many things in your head but I made it.

I just did the 5 pm class and a little partner test wod for the box competition on the upcoming weekend.

Warm-up 2x
15 swings
25 jumping jacks
2min partner split stretch
2min partner shoulder stretch

Snatch
5 snatch deadlift
5 snatch high pull
5 muscle snatch
5 power snatch
5 snatch
5 snatch balance

1 snatch pull + 1 power snatch + 1 ohs + 1 snatch
5min warm up
1 snatch pull + 1 power snatch + 1 ohs + 1 snatch
– did not feel good today, I finished up with 2x40kg
*rest 1min between sets
* work up in weight as needed

Metcon (AMRAP – Reps)
40sec work, 20 sec rest for 20min
I. row for cal
II. bench press 60/40
This was sooooooooo long and bad… :/
RX 211 reps