August 24, 2003

Sunday 030824

Rest Day


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The 6AM crew ("Team 6") finishing a rough week with one-armed snatch practice.

Posted by lauren at August 24, 2003 7:08 AM

My lower back was killing me from sitting at work last night for 12 hours, and I'm looking at another 12+ hour evening of sedentary activity today. So I chose to make this an active recovery day. I carried a 50# sandbag a hilly mile, alternating shoulders, then ended with a 200m bearcrawl up and down hilly terrain. The sandbag needs to be heavier and the bearcrawl shorter. Those crawls are nasty!

Comment #1 - Posted by: kelly at August 24, 2003 9:27 AM

Ouch! Sounds very active. Question...when doing squat workouts what is the right weight to use on average? % of bodyweight? I just found this site last week and am about dead right now...

Comment #2 - Posted by: Jim at August 24, 2003 1:23 PM

Tie a rope to that sandbag and drag it up the hill while bearcrawling. Then the rest of your body will hurt to match your lower-back.

Comment #3 - Posted by: David Heyer at August 24, 2003 3:22 PM

You are wonderfully evil! When you hear sounds of agony coming from the Wisconsin area, it will be me and my little sandbag bearcrawling about the farm.

If the WOD doesn't specify a weight on the squats, do them without. It looks like nothing on paper, but looks are deceiving.

A happy note - I finally managed to press into a handstand rather than kicking up into one. I've been working on this since seeing the 030807 pictures of Mr. Lewis. And I actually stood with no support for five seconds!

Comment #4 - Posted by: kelly at August 24, 2003 4:25 PM

Kelly you are amazing. However before you join the old people's club you have to be eligible for social security. Over 65s only.

Comment #5 - Posted by: adam at August 24, 2003 4:38 PM

Are you 65??!! I don't know what to say; I am just so impressed! At least I have plenty of time to work on L-pullups....and if you have any tips on doing these nasties, please let us know!

Comment #6 - Posted by: kelly at August 24, 2003 5:10 PM

Inspired by Crossfit and all the people who post, I took yesterday to try new things. I am a flight nurse working 24 hr shifts like the fire dept. and working out at work is a challenge due to lack of equipment. I talked my partner into working on some handstand pushups, then we walked off 40 yrd on the tarmac, grabbed two 5 gal water jugs. One person pushed my toyota tacoma 40 yrds while the other steered, dead lifted the water bottles 20 reps, then pushed the truck back to the staring point, did 10 pushups and rested. We did this three times with the best time of 2:09. Hard to get in and out of the helicopter after that and he will probably never work with me again. I love Crossfit!

Comment #7 - Posted by: tigerbsn at August 24, 2003 7:22 PM


Thanks for the info on squats. I did Thursday's 150 rep squat day using 135 and am just now beginning to be able to walk normal ... no exaggeration :)

Comment #8 - Posted by: Jim at August 25, 2003 5:50 AM

OK. I am dieing to know - who's the hottie in the green shirt in the center of the picture? And, more importantly, is she single?

Comment #9 - Posted by: cas at August 25, 2003 10:53 AM

Jim, I'm pretty sure those squats were supposed to be done bodyweight only.

Comment #10 - Posted by: russ at August 25, 2003 3:53 PM
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