September 15, 2003
How many rounds can you complete in 20 minutes?
Bench press 135X12
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Practice: Handstand Against Wall
Flirt with balance point by pushing heels against wall gently causing the handstand to "float out" then drift back to wall repeatedly. Keep body tight.
Posted by lauren at September 15, 2003 12:34 AM
5 times through. Didn't anyone else do this one?
Finally, a WOD where the pullups were the easy part! I knew benching 135# for sets of 12 was going to be a bear. After the first round, I figured the only way I was going to be able to hang on was to push up 2, pet the cats sharing the bench with me and repeat to the prescribed 12...I was hoping for 5 rounds, but managed 4 with just seconds to spare.
I can't wait for the thrusters tomorrow...
I used 67.5 lb dumbbells instead of a BB and managed 6 rounds. The last set I did have to break up.
Kelly, I didn't stop to pet cats between reps .... but I did have to dodge our very hungry and very insistent cat as I moved between the bench and the pull up bar. :-)
I did the workout this morning and completed 8-1/2 rounds. Breezed through the Bench Press, but the Pull-ups really slowed me down.
I got 7-1/2 rounds (+1 pull-up). Like Marlon, the benches were fairly easy for me (broke up sets 6 & 7, however). Pull-ups, per usual, gave me more trouble - eventually broke down to sets of one at the end.
finally the right day. Seven rounds, but cheated on weight; only 120. Can anyone suggest why pullups are so much easier for me than bench presses?
5 rounds- No problem with the bench, but like several other comments the pull-ups slowed me way down.
5 1/2 rounds. Easy benching very hard pull-ups. Used to doing chin-ups so taking my biceps out of the equation really hurt me.
I came out of the gate way too fast on this one. Sometimes I swear I must think I am still 19.
I did 6 1/2 in the first 12 minutes, then I paused for a commercial break with pukie, came back and heckled and cajoled myself into doing another 2.
So 8 1/2 total.
I think I cheated though, I alternated my pull up grip between pull, chin, and nuetral.
Oh well, at least I can look forward to tomorrow. Or not.
Everyday is the same, "Hey, this WOD doesn't look to bad." Halfway through, reality sets in. I think Coach's second job is designing tortures for purgatory.
body weight 144; 7 1/2 rounds. pullups were easy, but had to break the bench sets into 8 and 4 the last 3 rounds.
Did 8.5 rounds. I was only able to do 3 pull ups on the 8th round.
8 full rounds. I did breakdowns on the pullups (6, rest, then 6). I was getting ready to go for 1 more round, and got a phone call.Pullups are a strong point for me.The bench was easy. I was tempted to mix chins in there too, but I didn't .
8 rounds also. Bench killed me.
Pullups hurt, but not as bad as benching my body weight. Completed 6 rounds of 12 dead hang.
Did 4 rounds right. Then took 20 pounds off and did another two.
5 1/2. My first ever WOD, and my first serious workout in 5 weeks. Pullups hurt. Bench hurt.
With regards to your switching grips on the pull-ups, I did the same thing. I don't think it's cheating - it's improvising, overcoming, adapting :-)
I placate myself with the theory that I am following the spirit of the WOD. I am actually looking forward to today, It is two of my strongest events.
4 3/4 rounds.
Was within 3 pull-ups of getting 5th round. Damn! The pull-ups were easier for me, but the bench is my nemesis because of my long arms.
made it 9 rounds, I'm a day behind on the WODs. I alternated my grip on the pull-up to keep it moving.
Monday was my first day, I decided to try it. My workouts usually last 1 to 2 hours. I was in a hurry and decided 20minutes is all I had today so letís do something easy. My warm-up weight for bench is 155lbs so I thought 135lbs was going to be a breeze. On the 3rd set I was struggling, needed a spot for the 4th set and on. Ended with 5 and Ĺ (6 sets of bench/w help and 5sets of pull-ups). It was hard to stay focused at the end of the 4th set and everything I could do not to quit before the time was up. Lotís of respect here.
6 1/2. Pull-ups bad. Bench good.
5 1/2 rounds: got the first one straight for both exercises; broke up the bench on subsequent sets. Pullups ok until last set, which was the "variety grip" set!
Broke up all sets of both exercises. Generally took a few breaths pause (<10 seconds) between groups of 2 to 6 reps for both exercises.