September 30, 2004
Five rounds, each for time of:
Rest precisely three minutes between each round. Post time for each of five rounds to comments.
Compare to 030927 and 040121.
"Air Pigs" in mud.
Posted by lauren at September 30, 2004 7:02 PM
Did all five rounds in 20 m 34 s
About 1 m to 1 m 40 s rest between rounds
I thought 15 min rest for the total workload
was a bit generous ;-)
Nilst, I think the point was to time each round to check for performance.
the first round was 3:35 & each round thereafter slower .Total time 17:13 or 29:13 including all the rest stops.
That was tough, broke push ups from round 2 and pull ups from round 3. Didn't like my first round being nearly a minute slower than my first, will have to do something about that next time! This is my first Barbara so nothing to compare it with.
Must the order remained as written? Ie: do you do 20 pull-ups then 30 push-ups, etc. OR can you do 10 pull-ups, 10 push-ups, etc. The latter method will definitely save time..
Barbara is a demanding date. She definitely requires you to follow the order and number as stated.
I agree with John Walsh, that posting each round separately adds tremendous value for comparing times and performance in the future.
Check the postings from 040121. Your times are AWESOME!
1 - 4:20
2 - 4:40
3 - 5:20
4 - 3:20 (PUs w/ assist)
5 - 3:40 (PUs w/ assist)
Total - 21:20
3 minutes rest between each round
had to go with the assist on rounds 4 & 5 ... never would have made it to work on time otherwise
Felt weak and tired from so much work lately.
3 5:30 *coffee was about to come back up.
Maybe it was too much coffee before or the just the workout because nausea was a big factor.
decided to have fun last night, and pukie the clown had fun with me this morning. Ha.
All pull-ups broken into 5-5-5-5
no time sprawled out on floor.
shouldn't be too hard to beat this next time. would have stayed home if I knew it was one of the girls.
First time with Barbara- she's another tough gal.
Times are not what they seem. 4th and 5th rounds were at 1/2 rep counts. Knew I wasn't making it to the end if I attempted to do full reps. Had a choice to make after third round- either quit entirely or do something less than prescribed.
I had a real good visit with Barbara this morning:
Those three minute rests are a blessing. The last time I tried a "no rest Barbara" I couldn't get past two rounds without breaking the pullups and pushups. No breaks on anything today. I tried to keep a nice even pace for all but I was slowing down on the pushups and having to race the squats to salvage time lost the final two rounds.
These five rounds took everything I had. If there had been a round six I would have been breaking both the pushups and pullups.
Lynne had no pullup breaks during the "no rest Barbara" in September - I can't wait to see her time today!
Assisted (door)Pullups. Who would have thought barbara is such a bitch. And now my first meet with Pukie in the bathroom...
Started out smooth, but went to hell quickly. Broke the last two rounds of push-ups and the last round of pull-ups. Sit-up pace slowed considerably the last three rounds.
Kelly - very nice mix of consistency and intensity.
Total time = close to 35 minutes. Broke down as follows:
round 1 = 20xpullups, 30xpushups, 40xsitups, 40xsquats = 3:54
round 2 = 20xpullups, 30xpushups, 40xsitups, 40xsquats = 3:49
round 3 = 20xpullups, 30xpushups, 40xsitups, 40xsquats = 4:04
round 4 = 20xpullups, 30xpushups, 20xsitups, 25xsquats, 20xsitups, 25xsquats = 4:30
round 4 = 20xpullups, 30xpushups, 20xsitups, 25xsquats, 20xsitups, 25xsquats = 4:13
The situps and the squats were hardest for me. My rests were approximitely 3 minutes each.
*Here's a workout idea: I just spent a couple days in jail, and we were shooting dice for a workout. What you do is play just like craps, but your betting exercises, not money. So the loser of each roll has to do like 20 pushups or 20 pullups 0r 30 situps or 30 squats or 50 jumping jacks, etc. Do that for a couple hours and you'll be rubber.
Thanks Ryan. Just for reference, the pullups were done with my not very smooth version of a kip, situps were anchored and squats were below parallel (not hams on calves). Nothing fancy.
Do you guys do the squats with any weight?
Pushups were full extension/chest-to-deck, pullups were dead-hang and unbroken. Honestly, I could have gone on like this for a lot longer. But I don't believe my times will ever get much lower than this...I don't think I'm capable of sacrificing what I consider good form for time (though I have to fight my competetive nature hard not to). I used to train with a guy who was a DI...when I do calisthenics I can still hear him jawing at me about form.
MattD, just use bodyweight. That makes them easy, so they shouldn't be a problem. Be sure to go all the way down and back.
Matt G., do you have access to a weighted vest? That would be a good way to add intensity to these cal workouts. Are you doing full squats, butt to calves? That makes a big difference as well. Now that I think about it, you could just do jumping squats, incline situps, clap pushups, and sternum pullups if you really wanted to push it.
Have an awful headache from tight neck muscles, surely due to poor form on the hang power cleans last night (I had a weaker version of this headache last night from the thrusters the day before). For the first time I had very real nausea during the cool-down, but I won't buy the pukie T-shirt till I actually puke.
As for my times, it's a start I guess...
Can the sets be broken up per exercise? Like 10 Pulls, 15 push-ups, 20 sit-ups, 25 squats and then just do that twice for one round?
I am becoming increasingly frustrated. The bottom line is that I am out of shape. Today, I could not even find a pull-up bar...tried the schools, parks, etc. The gyms in the area have no day care for my 5 month old. I will be getting my own stuff soon...blah blah. I threw my watch off of the balcony in frustration. Now it doesn't work very well. Lesson learned: when angry, throw somebody else's stuff.
Pull-ups broken from first round, squats from second, all others from third. I did 10 pull-ups in a row in the second round, a PR.
Troy, the workouts that have women's names (aka 'The Ladies') are to be done exactly as written.
That means that you must complete one exercise before moving onto the next one. For example, you must do all 20 pull ups before doing any push ups, etc.
Good luck and don't stray to far from a toilet or bucket.
My first Barbara
As hard a WOD as I've done yet. As I knelt dazed on the floor saw Barbara leaving the gym, arm in arm and laughing w/ Mr. Pukie. A couple of nice improvements though: All pull-ups through round 3 unassisted, and half of 4 & 5 unassisted. Threshold or tolerence of exhaustion is definitely higher. Thanks.
Five rounds, each for time of:
20 Pull-ups (all sets broken, no 1st mini-set <10reps)
30 Push-ups (all sets broken, no 1st mini-set <15reps)
40 Sit-ups (no breaks)
50 Squats (no breaks)
Rest precisely three minutes between each round.
I just did a 'no rest' version of Barbara on 9/15/04 so +/- times for each rd compared to my WOD from 2 weeks ago in parentheses.
1. 4:20 (-2:18)
2. 4:49 (-2:59)
3. 5:18 (-3:20)
4. 5:09 (-3:58)
5. 5:49 (-3:00)
Ross...I picked up a weighted vest last weekend, but I'm on the road for work today and didn't pack it in my carry-on bag.
Michael Joyce...use the playground equipment itself. Monkey bars, etc. Another option for pullups is the underside of a staircase, the kind you can look through. My apartment has 'em. You can't actually wrap your hands around them (duh), you just have to grip with your fingertips and keep your hand locked at about a 90-degree angle.
My worst WOD yet. I thought this would be okay, turned out to kick my butt.
I only got through 2 rounds.
6 minutes for the first and 9 minutes for the second. The pull-ups were unbearable for the 2nd set.
Stopped after 4 sets due to my form dropping way off...I'd rather give up rep's and maintain form then get in a bunch of "bad" rep's.
warmed up with some minor 20lb medicine ball trunk work.
4:48 (Don't know how I did that.)
Felt like quitting after the second round. But I knew I would regret it. Pukie did not make an appearance, but I feel him creeping up as I'm typing.
Stopped after three rounds. I'm always terrible at these high rep WODs. Pretty much everything needs improvement.
Warmed up with a 500 meter row in 1:59. That's a PR! It all went downhill from there.
7:48 assisted pullups
8:50 assisted pullups
I took too damn long, my lunch break was over and I had to go back to work. Next time the goal is to just finish.
I'm still easing into the WOD's, but rather than do all five sets with less reps, I decided to just do the first set. That way at least I'll have something to compare to for my first set when I'm doing the full workouts.
First round: 5:50
Yuck. It took me most of that time just to do the pull-ups, which I had to break up to just 1 or 2 at a time for the last few reps. The rest I breezed through without stopping.
Matt G.- that apartment stairs idea is a great one! Thanks a lot! The answer was right there all along. Now I can do pull ups with the workouts.
Thanks Tony, I didn't know the 'girls' had to be exactly as perscribed. It's tough because while the sit-ups and squats (and maybe push-ups) seem feasible I really don't think I can do 100 pull-ups in any decent time frame.
Exercise time 15:43
total time 17:56
*first set was my first time to hit 20 pull-ups in a row.
1 - 4:59 pullups 10/10
2 - 5:29 7/7/6; 25/5; 20/20; 10/10/10/10/10
3 - 6:68 5/5/5/5; 20/5/5; 25/15/10 (lost count and mind); 10/10/10/10/10
4 - 7:56 5/5/3/3/2/2; 15/10/5; 20/10/10; 10/10/10/10/10
5 - 9:05 5/5/3/3/2/2; 15/10/5; 10/10/10/10; 10/10/10/10/10
If dry heaves count, pukie visited in rounds 3 and 5. Spent about 3-5 minutes with head in trashcan after workout.
Best(worst?) one yet!
only 2 1minute rest periods
If this one had any running added to it I surely would have had heart failure. All pull-ups, push ups and squats unbroken. Situps really got me for some reason. This was a challenge for this fat guy. My pull ups have gone up tremendously. In May I could only do 5 in row. Now 20 no problem. I may test myself but not tommorow.
pu's broken in first round, push ups and sit ups 3rd and squats 4th.
I must have conveniently skipped this for the last two years. I had BBQ PUKIE in my throat and I was on the floor for 15 minutes. The little biscuit (wife) couldn’t remember a worse aftermath.
Barbara makes a good man go bad.
First,I have to give kudos to all who completed this workout. Great job!! Barbara is definitely an SOB.
Had to terminate this workout during the fourth round (no squats completed in 4th round). Was lightheaded and close to meeting pukie. Pullups assisted--still my weakpoint, but making progress. Pushups/situps/squats were ok. Barbara left a lasting image. I'll be ready for another date with Barbara when the time comes.
Pullups with kip, situps unanchored, all movements unbroken. SAT WOD
Left times are this workout. Right times are first effort in January
6:30 (9:48) Oops, miscounted and did 35 pullups. Doh!
Pullups broken after first round, (10,5,5) for remainder.
Pushups broken after first (weak!)
Situps broken a little in 5th
Hey ROB, shouldn't that be a DOB?
My mother in law's name is Barbara, we'll see who's nicer once I finish. I'm betting on the benchmark!
Rested 2 minutes between rounds
Total exercise time 13:14
Total rest time 8:00
I tried, really I did. But I'm so sore that I couldn't complete one round. Ugh.
lost my steam after the first round.
I've been out for about 2 weeks. A new job that comes with new job stresses. then, the infamous "cheese days" fesitval in Wisconsin near Kelly's area (Lot's of BIG folks back there!). Then sick for a week and just finished putting up a new 14 pitch 5.11+ route in the Black Canyon.
Did Barbara and felt weak as a kitten. I saw the clown on rounds 3 and 4 and called it a day. still feel lousy.
Still it's good to be back and posting, getting motivation from all of you who keep knockin it out.
My first Barbara:
3:55 (broke pullups and situps here for rest of workout)
5:55 (almost puked or blacked out ... not a big enough breakfast to do Barbara on :)
I definitely felt the lactic acid build up on this workout. Grrr!
I wasn't able to go for time since I was assisting my little brothers in the exercises and trying to encourage them in their work. I did the wod at -10 and it took us about 50 minutes to do. I didn't keep my heartrate up (except on the squats), but it was definately a good workout anyways.
Oh my, what a woman!
Done as prescribed except pu's modified w/ jumps. Everything was broken except squats, until round 5 then squats also broken. After round three i met pukie, so, that rest period was more like 4 minutes. I actually felt so much better after my visit w/ pukie - there were some tortilla chips from a few hours earlier making me miserable for the first 3 rounds.
5:42 - done w/ 7 straight pu's (rest w/ jumps)
Fourth WOD in a row this week, looking forward to tomorrows rest :-)
Did this in PE class with my students. Couldn't find the stopwatch and the clock was on the other side of the gym, so I'm not 100% sure of the times. I also spent some time monitoring the kids and talking to the AD, so rounds 2 and 3 could have been a bit better. One student met Pukie after round 2. One cut round 2 in half and the third stopped after round 2. They let me finish my third round, but then I needed to drive them back to the upper campus.
With the honors group before school, we did DB snatches and then watched video from the 99 World Championships. Watching the lifts in slow motion, I got preliminary buy-in from the kids to compete in the O-lifts by early next year, including the girls!
Barbara kicked my butt !!! I feel like hurling, didn't even keep track of time just wanted to finish. This first week of Crossfit has really taken a toll on me. Any suggestions regarding diet and supplements?
Ouch. Couldn't finish this one. Was fun though. Felt like I was gonna buck when i got outta the gym.
R1 - 7:19
R2 - 6:02
R3 - 5:00
R4 - 4:30
6/15/15/30 Pulls were terrible by this point.
Thought of the day:
It's amazing how Crossfit has turned going to the gym from fun into my own personal little hell.
Humiliated by Barbara; story of my life.
Basic diet recommended by CF is the Zone, the starting point of which is roughly 40% of your calories from quality carbs, 30% from protein, 30% from fat each meal and snack. Shoot for about 1g protein per pound of lean body mass per day and calculate the others around that. Eat 3 full meals and 2 snacks, which may look like meals depending on your size and activity level. Fresh veges are the best form of carbs, meats, fish and eggs are the best forms of protein, and nuts, avocado, and olive oil are the best forms of fat. Of course this is an oversimplification, but if you do this properly, supplements become less important.
First time with Barbara.
3:20 (20 DH Pull-ups)
??4:00?? (forgot to start watch)
Squats were ham-to-calf. After 1st set, pull-ups were 10 DH followed by 10x3-sec negatives; my free-standing pull-up bar does not react well to kipping. Unanticipated breaks for child care added to times, still slower than I'd like.
Subbed pull-downs for pull-ups, push-ups on knees.
Situps were performed unanchored, and were the toughest exercise for me. 3 min. rest was nice. Total time 26:10
Got through two rounds and had to pick 3 yo from day care, dang. Felt sick & light headed any way driving to the school. Mid shift is wearing me down.
1- 5:45 All sets broken
2- 6:48 "
3- 5 pullups & pissed off wife
3. 3:15 broken pull-ups 14/6
4. 3:29 broken pull-ups 12/5/3
5. 3:34 broken pull-ups 9/5/3/3
broken push-ups 25/5
Second Barbara. Much better now. Puked last time. Lot of improvement in the last 4 months.
Five rounds of:
10 Pull-ups--broken into 5/5 and later into sets of 4,3,2
15 Push-ups--broken only in 4th round into 8/7
3 minute rests between rounds
Round 1: 3:44
Round 2: 4:01
Round 3: 4:03
Round 4: 5:36
Round 5: 5:00
Felt like puking after 4th round.
Pull-ups: assisted/broken sets
Push-ups: unbroken sets
Sit-ups : Knees bent, feet locked
Squats : Body weight, down past parallel
Used Timex Watch with HR Monitor in Lap/Chrono mode.
Round 1: 5:33 HR 167 BPM (Rest 3:01 HR 116)
Round 2: 4:38 HR 174 BPM (Rest 3:00 HR 129)
Round 3: 4:05 HR 174 BPM (Rest 3:01 HR 128)
Round 4: 5:11 monitor error (Rest 3:00 HR 126)
Round 5: 5:37 HR 172 BPM
Tough! Having trouble envisioning being able to crank off a 20 set of pull-ups unassisted. Perhaps I should just pull-up to failure then hit the pull-down rack?
The situps(unachored)and the last 2 sets of pullups slowed me down
Round 1 @ 4:33
Round 2 @ 4:33
Round 3 @ 5:18
Round 4 @ 5:57
Round 5 @ 5:25
trouble with the clown on rounds 3 and 5. shouldn't have cut the rest period on the first 2. pullups broken from round 3 on. unanchored situps were the hardest part.
The results are in and official: Both Barbaras are ass kickers. My mother in law wins for mental cruelty and the WOD wins for sheer physical punishment. All in all, I can live with both.
6:18 (started doing singles of the pu's that helped)
I liked my consistancy and the fact that I fought off the pain after round one. I do feel slight tendonitis and bursitis pain today and am thankful for the rest. Pull ups continue to be my bane!
First time at Barbara. Been doing crossfit about 3 times a week for a little over 6 weeks (with Kickboxing and Raquetball as other activities).
I didn't have an accurate time keeper so I had to round the times and I had no pullup bar so I did burpess in their place.
Ok....drum rolll for the 38 year old lady doing crossfit in her living room:
7/6/6/6/7 (really, this is GOOD for me!)
Thanks, Brand-X, for getting me hooked on Crossfit!
6:14 10 Ring PUs + 10 assisted.
6:10 10 Ring PUs + 10 assisted.
5:12 10 Ring PUs
4:47 10 Ring PUs
4:37 10 Ring PUs
Day late, better late than never. It was also my first time with Barb. so I didn't want to miss my date.
rnd 1 was 5:35
rnd 2 was 6:54 (because I forgot to take my 3 minute break first)
rnd 3 was 6:13
rnd 4 was 5:55
rnd 5 was 4:24
I started out slow because of my sprained ankle (it hasn't even been a week yet), but I soon realized that I could put out a lot more. I am kind of upset with myself that I didn't realize how long 3 minutes of rest is. I know I will smash this time next date with barbara.
Only had time for a mini-Barbara of three rounds before I had to head for the bus.
Missed the bus anyway and involuntary had to run about 1K in order to catch it. Pukie was right behind me.
No breaks in exercises; anchored situps; parallel squats.
25 Push ups
30 sit ups
No excuss for the master's division, but boy did I have fun.
Pullups done on trap bar hanging from power rings (like a trapeze). Un-anchored situps on floor. Broke up the pullups after the first round.
Vomited about ten minutes after completion. Twice.
This was a really tough WOD. I lay on the floor under a fan for a solid 10 minutes after this, close to comatose.
Got only 3 rounds, then ran out of time (but it was 3 rounds more than the nothing I was almost going to do, so that's a victory).
Total for 3 rounds was 25 minutes. Subtract 6 for the rest periods and we have about 19 minutes .. . 6 minutes each working round? sounds about right (depressing).
Full ROM on all exercises. Unanchored situps. Broke up pullups on only the 5th set, but that was the only set I didn't break up the squats.
My first date with Barbara.
I later learned I made some mistakes, and some mods
After the second round I switched from situps to "bicycle crunches" for the last 3 rounds.
Also, when after the first set (the only one where I could do 20 pullups without interrupt) I did 10 pushups between mini-sets of 10 pullups. I have since learned that is Wrong, and that I shall be Punished.
At least, I think those were the times. It got to where it was kinda hard to make sense of the big hand and the little hand on the clock...