Tuesday 20/6/17

I did not do the 12pm class because I had a dentist appointment… :/ So I went right afterwards, did some stuff from my the welded athlete program. The box started a new cycle, back to the more crossfit based wods, focusing on lifts, weightlifting, gymnastics and regular metcons.

– back squat (3 sec down) 5×3 80kg
– high hang snatch 8×1 heavy single (last set 41kg)- I know it is not heavy but it feels like.. :O
– 12 rope climbs

class

Warm-up 2x
3 snatch deadlift
3 snatch high pull
3 muscle snatch
3 power snatch
3 snatch balance
3 snatch

Gymnastics 2x
Push-ups (2x max reps)
61/34
Ring Rows (2x max reps)
30/34
followed by
10 hollow rocks
10 v-ups
10 tuck ups
1min rest

Weightlifting
Muscle Snatch (2×1)
emom 10
1 snatch pull& 1 muscle snatch
*increase weight every 2nd set
20/25/30/32.5/35

Metcon (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)
amrap 4
14 dl 60/40
14 burpee otb
4+1
3min rest
Metcon (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)
amrap 4
14 s2o 60/40
14 burpee otb
2+3

I was so done after the first wod… My friend, who is really strong and fast was right behind me. I finished my first round right in front of her and this kept me motivated to push even harder. The shoulder to overhead are not my strongest movement anyways, so amrap 2 was horrible, the barbell felt like 5kg heavier, I could not really cycle a lot of reps. Two weeks ago when I did a partner metcon with a friend of mine, we had to do 21 reps, using 35kg. This weight was fine to do one set unbroken and then go for 10/11 reps and 5-6. Well, at least I did it. Work on your weknesses… 😉

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

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 😉

Yesterday I just did the class and the welded athlete metcon which hurt… 😉

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

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