July 13, 2003
Five rounds, each for time of:
Rest precisely five minutes between each round. Post time for each of five rounds to comments. E.G., 3:30, 4:10, 5:05, 6:18, 7:51
A sit-up on the glute-ham developer becomes easier as the hip angle decreases. A length of rubber tubing can be used to reverse this.
Posted by lauren at July 13, 2003 12:04 AM
Air squats, correct?
Coach - thanks for the double under routine. I tried it out and was exhausted. I wasn't that good at the double unders but kept trying. I could manage 3, 2 minute sets with hand stand push ups (5 reps) in between each round. I then took out the medicine ball and decided to toss that around for a few sets. By the time I was done, I was sweating like a fat man at a free dance!
Thanks CrossFit! I've been spreading the word about this revolutionary training. Now, if I could only start eating better...
4:27, 5:15, 5:16, 5:21, 6:00 - My forearms are still whining from taking the wheelbarrow for a walk yesterday; hanging onto the bar for pullups was a treat. Could manage 10 before losing my grip, then 6, then 2,...pulling out 20 became a lot of stops and starts. I should have forearms like Popeye in a year! Good workout.
I feel I must tell you guys, yesterday I took an active rest day. Im a week behind, because I dont want to hassle Coach about waiting for WODs... Anyway, I went to my wife's grandma's house in upstate New York. She wanted me to cut down a couple of trees in her yard that had suffered extensive damage due to a recent storm. Well, I turned that into a CrossFit worthy workout! Chopping wood is one hell of an exercise! My sides are sore from my ears to my ankles! I even put a tree trunk across my back and walked about 100 yards with it, and then push pressed it onto the woodpile! Awesome! I just thought I would share! Thanks.
3:39, 3:04, 3:44, 3:57, 3:44. I rested for 5 min for all sets until between 4 and 5. I saw Pukie standing outside of the gym and didn't want to let the guy in. Rested 7 min that time. Also, for situps, I alternated between leglifts, bicycles (left knee, right knee = 1 rep) and decline situps. I was out of commission for 20 min after that one.
3:17, 3:17, 3:21, 3:20, 4:15. I was going really strong until the last one. I almost paid Pukie a visit. I had to cheat on the pull-ups on the last set and I was seeing stars during the squats. My arms and back are really sore after the last three days.
I agree . . . woodcutting is a truly amazing workout. Even if you're just using a chainsaw, the whole activity package of climbing ladders (or trees), lifting and working the saw, dragging limbs, lifting (and rolling) logs can leave you (or at least me, anyway) whipped. Add in swinging an axe or sledge for splitting logs and it goes over the top.
The scary thing is . . . think of they guys who used to do this all day, from sunrise to sundown, 6 or 7 days a week . . . Those that weren't destroyed by it must have been awesome physical specimens.
The pullups really slowed me down. Like siameeser, I had to break up the pullups. I got 20 the first set, then 16, 12, 10, and 8. This is however, an improvement. With 5 minutes of rest between each set my times were the followng: 3:46, 4:42, 6:34, 7:27, and 8:46. I am glad to know I am not the only one who was haunted by Pukie; he was so close!!
My times didn't vary all that much (probably because they weren't very good on the first one.)
5) 4:55 !
Pullups were done as a series of doubles and triples almost from the start (only round 1 was done in 2 sets). Pushups not a lot better . . . first 2 rounds went straight through as 1x30; later rounds began to break up. Situps and squats I could do as one set.
The worst WOD I have had the pleasure?! to suffer. I needed the breaks, I was absolutly shattered at the end of this WOD. I managed the following:
3.20, 3.26, 3.49, 3.53 and 3.59
When I performed the death march of Deadlift/Bench Press/Clean for time I thought I was going to pass away. I was wrong. TODAY I was going to pass away. A had a 150 degree fish taco wedged in my esophagus during round three. I said #$(^T!$ this workout.
I somehow managed to suck it up for the final two bouts.
3:17, 3:19, 4:34, 5:34, 4:35
Still working on my pull-ups so used the assist machine on pin 7. Still they slowed me down, and by the final set end was doing sets of 2s for the pulls. Managed to make up some time on push ups and squats.But overal they are still slow.
7:42; 8:14; 9:02; 9:42; 8;42. This was a tough one for a 235 lb. man. The pullups were my main problem. I can only do 10-12 max when I'm feeling good. For sets 2-5, I did two sets of two, and the rest were singles, and I had to just gut it out. It wasn't fun. Still, I think 100 pullups in one workout is pretty damn good, and if I weren't doing Crossfit, I doubt I ever would have found out I could do that many in an hour, or whatever it was. I did observe the rest interval.
Note to self: If people are talking about Pukie--especially multiple people--don't go to the Santa Fe Grill and eat a 2 lb. burrito covered in tomatillo sauce for lunch. It will still be there five hours later, and Pukie will chase you around with it. He'll think it's really funny.