Posted on: Tuesday May 25, 2010


3 x 3 deadlift = 95, 100, 102.5 kg
1 x 15-20 deadlift for reps @ 85 kg = 15


3 x 30:30 mountain climbers
3 x 30:30 DB hang power snatch @ 15kg DBs (typically got 5 reps)
3 x 30:30 DB overhead forward / back lunge @ 12.5kg DBs (typically got 2 reps e.s.)


10 minutes of pseudo strength-endurance style ride home in the cold (awesome after getting really hot in the gym)


3×3 DL felt good. The solid 15 was tougher than expected, and I’m glad I didn’t start with 90 on the bar. Speaking of the bar (at work), it’s bending. If things sort themselves out monetarily in the next few months I think I’ll invest in a Penderlay bar and Buffalo bumpers.

The OH dumbell lunges are surprisingly suck-tastic after the rest of that. Really, really hard. Got some good ideas on specificity from this video:

I’ve done mountain climbers in the past, probably never with the requisite intensity (this was in my pre-CF days), but it took seeing them there like that to make me realise just how much they look like riding a bike hard. Done right they feel very similar to hard, high rpm, out-of-the-saddle efforts on a trainer… Good good.

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May 2010

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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