G – OPT New Year

Posted on: Wednesday December 31, 2008


100 skips
50 double-unders
With a 16kg KB:
5 x 1 arm swing each side
5 x RTW each direction
5 x Figure 8 each direction
5 x 1/2 Get-up
5 x Halo
10 x Swing @ 24kg KB

For reps in 7 minutes:
Handstand-Pushup ladder (score highest unbroken set)

Alternating burpess / knees-to-elbows:
Burpees: 10-1 ladder
K2E: 1-10 ladder
First round looks like: 10 burpees, 1 K2E…
Goal is but speed with unbroken sets.

10 sets of 10 GHD Sit-ups
Try to go straight through on all 10 reps for each set, rest as needed in between sets.

Exercise Sets/Reps/Dist Weight/Time
HSPU & Handstand practice Partial ROM negatives on HSPU. Decent form on HS. 7:00
Burpee / K2E ladder couplet 10-1 / 1-10 reps


GHD sit-ups 10 x 10 reps 0 kg
Swings (Russian, soft-style) 50 reps 16 kg


I don’t have a even a full ROM negative HSPU so I worked on the partials and handstand holds. I’m getting better at kicking up into the handstand. Worked on going hollow.

In the burpee/K2E ladder couplet the burpees were easy and the K2Es were hard. Singles and doubles the whole way through with variable form.

Improvised GHD situps (24″ box, outdoor table) started out strong but got really hard on the back by the last set as the front side of the ‘core’ hit failure. Finished with ‘soft-style’ Russian swings to loosen up the lower back.

Off the back of a couple of days of not being careful with food. Kind-of a food ‘holiday’.

  • Oats w/WPI, almonds, apple [4]
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Hamburger w the lot (1/2 bun only)
  • Coffee
  • Chicken parmajana w veggies + oliv oil
  • Tea

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December 2008
« Nov   Jan »

On the bike

CrossFit benchmarks

100 Burpees: 11:07 10:32
50 Burpees: 4:24
Angie: 30:47 (60 pull-ups only)
Annie: ---
Cindy: 13 rounds
Dianne: 39:07 (scaled)
Elizabeth: 24:47 (scaled)
Fight Gone Bad (3 rounds): 311
Filthy Fifty: 31:16
Fran: 10:31
Grace (35 kg): 4:25
Hangover Cure: 8 rounds
Helen: 11:10
Jeremy: 13:33
Kelly: 36:09
Linda (scaled): 1:17:04
Michael: 32:30
Murph: 54:17
Nancy: 17:30 (scaled to 35 kg)
Nate: 7 rounds (scaled)
Nicole: 3 rounds, 19 pullups

Row 1k: 3:26.3
Row 2k: 7:15.4
Row 500m: 1:35.7
Run 5k: 24:05 (Feb 17)

Weightlifting PBs

Bench Press: ---
Clean: 70kg
Jerk: 70kg
Press: 52.5kg
Snatch: 47.5kg+
Squat (back): 102.5kg
Squat (front): 85kg (x2)
Deadlift: 130kg
CrossFit Total: 623


3RM OHS: 55kg
3RM Front squat: 82.5kg (x5)
3RM Back squat: 90kg
3RM Deadlift: 130kg
5RM Press: 45kg
5RM Front squat: 82.5kg
5RM Back squat: 90kg
5RM Deadlift: 120
20RM Back squat: 65kg


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