August 15, 2003
By any progression of your choosing find a max deadlift and max bench press.
Post lifts and body weight to comments.
The "planche press" (straight arm, straight hip, straight leg) to a handstand is the toughest press to handstand. We'll explore exercises developmental to the planche press in coming weeks.
Posted by lauren at August 15, 2003 7:28 PM
155 bench - 275 trap bar deadlift - 110 bwt
The bench surprised me; I haven't done any for at least a year except for the few crossfit workouts I've done the past couple months. The 155 popped up real easy. I tried for 165, but it stopped right on my chest and would not budge. The difference 10 little pounds makes for me is incredible. I'm glad for the power rack!
Trap bar deadlifts are much harder for me than a straight bar. I don't feel as "locked" in the torso. I did the lift without a belt; it's amazing how much more you can lift with that support. I have a definite weak spot to work on.
Taking my wife and kids to the Wis Dells and will miss this weekend.
Kelly, my wife was going to start the WOD in conjunction with her running but I keep seeing your posts and I'm afraid to let her start because then I won't be able to intimidate her. Seriously, your times and scores are fantastic. Nice job.
Bo, thank you for the nice comments! I really enjoy crossfit and pushing myself...get your wife started; I think you'll enjoy having someone to share the pain! :)
Seriously Kelly, those scores rock!
I need to work on both:
Bench = 205lbs - it was 225 in January :-(
Deadlift = 235lbs
Body weight = 160lbs
However, I can say that CrossFit is the reason I have why I have lost 30lbs of body fat since Dec of last year when I started. I'll lose 20lbs off my bench to loss 30lbs of fat any day!
I've also been eating paleo but sometimes can't eat enough working graves at the PD.
bodyweight 163 lbs
bench 252 lbs
deadlift 386 lbs
My last benchpress training session was couple of months ago, at that time I could 250 lbs. I didn't even dreamed that I could do 252 lbs today.. was thinking something around 220. Crossfit seems to work ;)
Above deadlift is from last week, my knees have been hurting since thursdays sparring - so I thought I wouldn't risk it.
Took a week layoff, max bench 300 max deadlift 455. Amazingly enough, my numbers went up after the layoff!
Bench 290; Deadlift 475. I need to work on my HSPU's, I think, to get my bench back up to my previous best of 310, and of course it's annoying to be so close to 315 and not hit it, so that's my long term goal. We seem to do a lot more HSPU's than Bench, but that should be fine, once I'm good enough to actually go all the way down. I've been doing the little "dip" thing (3-6" movement up and down).
I've been doing 50 supplemental pull-ups most days, to get my pull-ups up. Once I hit 20, I'll switch focus to HSPU's. I think it may be a couple months. I can only do one extra thing at a time, or I run out of mental RAM.
I'm pretty happy that I have lost very little strength, and am in much better overall condition.