Three rounds for time:
Run 400 meters
1 1/2 pood Kettlebell X 21 swings (did 50 lbs db swings, heaviest I have)
Post time to comments.
Compare to 080327.
Notes: Did this outside today, must have been close to 90 and pretty humid. If we compare to last time:
31 May 08
Run slightly less than 400m
1.5 pood KB Swing
12 Pullups (on AF bars)
30 July 08
Run 400m exactly (with a hill)
50 lbs dumbbell swing
12 Pullups (normal bar)
Then I think it’s fairly even, I’ll just call it no improvement. But the heat was most definitely a factor.
Did the Crossfit Total today as I’m a little behind.
Instead of doing Micheal, we did a “similar” (according to Tom S.):
25 Box Jumps
Notes: I hate my workout partners some days, this is one of those days. It was my bright idea to do the WOD outside, but he came up with this, not me.
While it didn’t get to the “Silver Bullet” point, it was HOT today.
Splits: 9:42; 11:51; 13:19
20 Box Jumps
20 Thrusters, 20 lbs dumbbells
Must sign lease!
Needed to work on the low-bar back squat as I hadn’t hit that in a while and didn’t have time to go to Bolling for the Push Jerks with bumpers.
Back Squat 5×5
3×275 (only 3 here)
11 x 25 lbs
5 x 35 lbs
5 x 45 lbs
Notes: Squats felt good, this is only the second time I’ve done low-bar, so fairly happy overall. I hate Tom for making me do the weighted pullups.
Did the WOD from yesterday, Filthy Fifty.
33:02 as Rx’d.
I think yesterday put a hurting on me, since I did this in 25:44 as Rx’d on 5/28 in Va Beach.
Going to do some powerlifting tomorrow, hopefully work on the low bar back squat, but have to see what Tom wants to do.
5×5 Deadlift – don’t remember what we worked up to but know that the last two sets were:
5 x 275
5 x 325
25 V ups
Frog Hop length of BBall court
25 4 Counts
Bear crawl length of BBall court
25 Jump Lunges (each leg)
25 KB Swing
Notes: This hurt.
Talking about the current situation in Southern Afghanistan, near Kandahar.
Sarah Chayes NPR Interview.
My friend Aaron, over at Unbreakable Fitness, is changing up his WOD schedule to try to incorporate more strength work. He’s got an excellent breakdown of his plan here. You’ll see on the link that he has to Gant Grimes post on Crossfit.com.
I agree that Aaron and Grant have a lot in common with their current training style and their strengths. Two other people that should take a look at this are Dan H., Potomac Crossfit Trainer/Co-owner, and John H., who trains with PCF.
I’ve found a decent amount of guys that come from an endurance sport background (which all the above do) start tearing up the METCON’s pretty quick – but neglect the work on power lifting and olympic lifting. Gant’s post is a terrific example of why you should always look for your weaknesses and attack them. By doing so, you’ll become better in all aspects of your fitness.
See below for a Crossfit Eastbay post that deals with a similar principle.