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Factorial blues (front squat + rope climb)

Posted on: Monday March 21, 2011

Warmup

10 Deadlifts
10 Front squats
10 Presses
x3

5 Squat cleans
5 Presses
x3

Row 500m (1:46ish)
Run 1km (5:25ish)

Workout

10-9-8…3-2-1 Front squats @ 40 kg
Supersetted with
1-2-3…8-9-10 x10 Cable crunches @ “88” (Rx: 15′ rope ascents)
For time = ~33:40

Notes

I figured 10 pulls (various techniques) on the cable would roughly equal a 15′ climb. Maybe not given that the climb is more leg driven than anything, but it seemed like a good idea at the time. It didn’t seem like a good idea from about round six, grinding out 58, 59, 60 and trying not to think about the 70+80+90+100 reps to go.

Front squats felt challenging to begin with and got better as I got hotter, but technique was solid all the way through.

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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: 24:00

Weightlifting PBs

1RMs
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

 

3-20RMs
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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