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3 min Skip

6 DL @ 75kg

5 Burpees

Lunge matrix x5

20 High-knee step-up to reverse lunge
50 Swings @ 16kg KB e.s.
2 x 10 Piston Press @ 12.5kg DBs
25 KB C&J @ 16kg e.s.
5 x 5 Ring Dips (supported)
50 Squats

It’s been almost four months since Chain Reaction.

I’ve done a few casual rides but nothing big, nothing steep and nothing fast. The days are dim, cold and wet, and I’m low on motivation to turn a pedal over. Even if I was keen, between moving house, the three kids, a smaller, dingier home and a holiday to Noosa (which was great), there hasn’t been much of a chance.

I went to see Edmore to relieve some tightness in my right lower back / flute yesterday and he pointed the finger at weak, tight abs. If you haven’t had someone stretch your abs for you, I don’t recommend it, but it did the trick. The prescription is, as usual, more strength in the places required to counter overdevelopment in the quads.

3 x 20 tower crunches



After a too lazy week (no Wednesday or Friday bunch), I set my alarm to get out with the Williamstown bunch for a TdB / Warrandyte loop. Then Mae had a bad night, Claire woke up and walked into a door frame on her way into our room (sadness) and I woke up with an edge on that niggling sore throat that’s been threatening to emerge all week. I hit the snooze button and congratulated myself on a wise decision.

The rest of the day (up until workout time) consisted of shopping (new shoes for summer, new suit for weddings/parties/what have you) and dumplings. So many delicious dumplings..

= 6:37


Renegade row (push-up, row left, row right)
DB lunge (suitcase style)
@ 12.5kg DBs
x 25 rounds
= 10:05


Run 2.3km
= 13:38 / 5:53 (grandma) pace

I remember kettlebells and conditioning being fun.
My legs don’t.

2:00 of each:
KB C&J long cycle @ 16kg e.s.
KB Swing @ 24kg (20 two-hand, alternating every 5 thereafter)
Air squats

5 x OHS @ 16kg KB e.s.

10 RMM
10 Steps Walking Lunge
10:00 AMRAP
= Juuuuust under 3


Interesting to note: VMOs feeling really worked after this. I’m gonna be sore the next couple of days.

5 Strict pull-ups (PR)
Run two laps of the block
4 Strict pull-ups
20 Squats
10 Mt Climbers
20 Squats
2 OHS @ 30kg
20 Squats
1 DB Clean @ 12.5kg

Mt Hangover Cure
20 Mt Climbers (2 step = 1 count)
4 OHS @ 30kg
6 Full Squat DB Cleans @ 12.5kg
8 Burpees
AMRAP 20min
= 5 + 2 DB Cleans

OHS was far from good, kept coming forward onto my toes.
DB cleans were rough, especially on the VMs … maybe a weakness there.

On the up side, five strict pull-ups is about as good as I’ve ever gotten. I’m aiming to get to 10 before doing any kipping workouts.

Run 5:00 on treadmill

DB Curls @ 12kg
Bench dips
Triceps push-down
Slam ball @ 8kg ball
DB Squats @ 14kg DBs
Biceps curls (I know!) @ 12kg
DB Press (seated) @ 14kg
Baseball cable
Swiss ball push-up / crunch

DB Thrusters
Mountain Climber (2-count)
Box Jumps
Lateral bench jumps (overs)
Bench jump (overs)
Alternating mad ball push-up

Good fun with H, Arthur and Wilko in the Hotel gym at the W in Hong Kong. This has been a phenomenal conference with an amazing team. I’m pretty damng proud to work with these guys.

2:00 of each:
1H Swings alt every 10
Clean and Press alt every 10
Snatch alt every 10
Lunge = 45
All @ 16kg KB

20 RMM
= 6:09

2 x 20 Push-ups

Swings @ 24kg KB
= 6:53

July 2020

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