March 15, 2005

Tuesday 050315

Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
5 Pull-ups
10 Push-ups
15 Squats

Post rounds and fractions of rounds completed to comments.


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John Hackelman - SLO Kickboxing/The Pit

John Hackelman will present on striking at the next CrossFit Certification Seminar, April 15th, 16th, and 17th.

Posted by lauren at March 15, 2005 7:22 AM

I love SLO. I played in the Junior Olympics there in like '86 or '87...neat town, good people.

Comment #1 - Posted by: Matt G. at March 14, 2005 5:19 PM

so is Cindy supposed to be a twist on Chelsea or an independent girl i just havent noticed? and if she is Chelsea's hyperactive little sis, are we going to be 'fooling around' w/ all the girls? (man, that sounds bad)

Comment #2 - Posted by: ediddy at March 14, 2005 6:38 PM

Cindy is a twist on Chelsea with a different metabolic stimulus. Chelsea has regular breaks, Cindy does not. Your results on Cindy might benefit (depending on your conditioning) from slowing down a little to reduce rest, wereas Chelsea demands top speed efforts the entire time.

Comment #3 - Posted by: Tony B. at March 14, 2005 6:58 PM

21 sets + 5 pullups

Gettting a bit of a cold so didn't have the power today. Hoping the WOD will kill it before it grows.

Comment #4 - Posted by: Michael P at March 14, 2005 8:25 PM

Good theory on Chelsea. Just one thing; when you're an old, slow, fat guy (like me) there is no rest period in Chelsea. I think I like Cindy a little better.
From the picture, it looks like HQ gets to have all the fun!!
Mom lived in Grover Beach for about 5 years. Only got to SLO twice. Loved Woodstock Pizza!!

Comment #5 - Posted by: Ron N. at March 14, 2005 9:40 PM

11 rounds exactly, pretty pathetic really!

I did the first 4 in 5 minutes and then lost the plot in the middle and totally forgot how to do pushups.

Woke up and started bracing and breathing properly for the last few rounds and things went a bit better

Comment #6 - Posted by: Don Stevenson at March 14, 2005 9:45 PM

18 rounds

Comment #7 - Posted by: Wade W. at March 14, 2005 11:05 PM

check my other website...

Comment #8 - Posted by: John at March 14, 2005 11:18 PM

10.1 rounds

Comment #9 - Posted by: jmon at March 15, 2005 12:01 AM

22 rounds and 5 pullups

pullups were dead hang. Haven't quite figured out the kip yet.

Comment #10 - Posted by: TimKl at March 15, 2005 12:07 AM

26 rounds in 20 mins all complete none broken
2 sec left when finished

Comment #11 - Posted by: J.H. at March 15, 2005 2:36 AM

32 complete rounds, all unbroken, no rest taken except to record reps.

Comment #12 - Posted by: Todd H at March 15, 2005 3:57 AM

25 rounds
all sets unbroken

Comment #13 - Posted by: Mark Medlin at March 15, 2005 4:15 AM

Is the squat a regular squat with a barbell or is it the "air squat"?
Please forgive my ignorance I am new to the WOD.

Comment #14 - Posted by: Mike at March 15, 2005 4:20 AM

Mike- It's an air squat. Full depth.

I'll probably run Cindy for 30 minutes tomorrow. Haven't been able to tame Chelsea yet; target is 20 rounds (in 30 minutes).

Comment #15 - Posted by: Chris Forbis at March 15, 2005 4:54 AM

20 sets. started like a bat out of hell and lost some steam about the 6th set. slowed up but pushed through.

Comment #16 - Posted by: mike at March 15, 2005 4:55 AM

12 sets, plus 5 pullups. Tried to pace myself a little bit, but still achieved O2 debt after 8 sets. Held on for dear life after that.

Cooled down with the 45# bar deep in the OHS position. Great stretch.

Comment #17 - Posted by: Will H at March 15, 2005 5:03 AM

Yesterday was a makeup for Sunday: weighted pullups, sets of 25, 35, 45, then singles of 70 (x3), 80 (x4), 90 (x3), then doubles of 45 (x5), ending with singles of 60 (x4). So it was with some apprehension that I saw today's assignment. I was surprised to find myself well on pace, and finished with a PR 24 sets. Hooah Crossfit, even for the old.

Comment #18 - Posted by: adam at March 15, 2005 5:32 AM

21 rounds 5 pullups and 5 pushups

deep squats with full hip extension and an added jump here and there.

Comment #19 - Posted by: KevinA at March 15, 2005 5:35 AM

My goodness, I hadn't noticed Todd's performance. Truly spectacular! What an example for the rest of us.

Comment #20 - Posted by: adam at March 15, 2005 5:36 AM

14 1/3 rounds

Comment #21 - Posted by: Steven N at March 15, 2005 6:00 AM

Cindy and I may become friends over time. She's not as bossy as her sibling Chelsea. 16 rounds, complete w/ body rows and knee-ups subbed.

Comment #22 - Posted by: Karens at March 15, 2005 6:05 AM

23 or 24 rounds. I lost track in there somewhere.

Comment #23 - Posted by: NANCE at March 15, 2005 6:09 AM

16 rounds + the pullups

Comment #24 - Posted by: davidjwood at March 15, 2005 6:42 AM

18lb weight belt
20rounds + pullups

Comment #25 - Posted by: grady mac at March 15, 2005 7:05 AM

25 rounds + 5 pull-ups and 10 push-ups in 18:45

Math error! I set my watch for 45 second intervals and assumed that it would keep track of total time as well. Unfortunately, it only kept track of "reps" so I had to try to do math in the midst of the WOD to figure out how many reps would equal 20 minutes. Obviously, I was off. I'm pretty ticked because I'm confident I could have cranked out 27 full rounds in 20 minutes. This just goes to prove that CrossFit is a mental exercise as well!

Comment #26 - Posted by: Eric 2 at March 15, 2005 7:08 AM

26 rounds

Comment #27 - Posted by: Graham at March 15, 2005 7:28 AM

21 rounds with 4 seconds left on the clock

Comment #28 - Posted by: DavidE at March 15, 2005 8:18 AM

20 rounds with 15 seconds left. Just couldn't muster the energy to get ahead of the clock today.

Comment #29 - Posted by: Scott Kustes at March 15, 2005 8:38 AM

20 rounds + 5 pullups, 6 pushups. I was surprised to find that the pushups were the limiting factor. Something to work on.

Comment #30 - Posted by: josh at March 15, 2005 8:49 AM

6 rounds in 18:35, with no arm strength for another pull-up left.

Comment #31 - Posted by: Rob_Gr at March 15, 2005 9:03 AM

I'm finally caught up. I got behind this weekend and had to use yesterday to do Sunday's workout.

Today's Cindy:
15 rounds plus 5 pullups

Pushups started getting real hard around set 8. Pullups and squats felt pretty good.

Comment #32 - Posted by: Seth D at March 15, 2005 9:05 AM

2 squats short of 23 rounds. That is a 2 or 3 round improvement over last time.

Comment #33 - Posted by: Ahmik at March 15, 2005 9:26 AM

Ya know, I hate to nit pick, but I love argueing martial arts (I learn that way).

I'm sure John could lay down a whalup with that punch that could knock quite a few people on their butts (from the looks of it, harder than a few people could kick), BUT... If someone were to lean/step, 4" to their left he would be in a bad spot... I prefer to stay rooted, but of course you can't always stay rooted in the chaos of a fight...

Comment #34 - Posted by: shimmy at March 15, 2005 9:29 AM

I noticed most of you get the workout done before its 9 am! Being a college student, that is a little more difficult :D

19 rounds, had to use cellphone for time because I didn't have stopwatch.

Comment #35 - Posted by: Phillip at March 15, 2005 9:44 AM

shimmy, that's true if John has one arm and fights people as if they were punchbags. I'm sure the second one is true in some cases;)

Comment #36 - Posted by: Graham at March 15, 2005 9:46 AM

13 rounds
(using my ikea Tromsö bed as a pull-up bar) =)

Comment #37 - Posted by: Jan-Erik L at March 15, 2005 10:09 AM

A weekend of tequila in the southwest might have taken it's toll.
17 rounds + pullups and pushups. (3 rounds worse than last time)
Usually I get a second wind of sorts around never came!

Comment #38 - Posted by: timM at March 15, 2005 10:09 AM

18 plus 5 pullups

Comment #39 - Posted by: hakim at March 15, 2005 10:10 AM

Managed to turn off my stopwatch for a few minutes there between timechecks (I need to get another with a countdown timer), so I stopped at 24 sets with 18:00 measured. Guesstimating from my pace, I'd say probably 22 sets were actually within the 20 minutes.


Comment #40 - Posted by: Andy M at March 15, 2005 10:22 AM

18 rounds + 5 pullups.

:..a 7 round improvement.

and Todd H. (gulp) still doubled my score!

Comment #41 - Posted by: John Messano at March 15, 2005 10:28 AM

9 rds

first 6 ring pullups last 3 bar pullups

Comment #42 - Posted by: dennyy at March 15, 2005 10:29 AM

14 rounds.

Form getting better, using less and less jump assist on the pullups. My pushups have really come on strong in the past few weeks, I don't know why!

Comment #43 - Posted by: Chris Q. at March 15, 2005 10:34 AM

10 rounds. First 6 rounds were pretty manageable.
Last 4 were tough.

Comment #44 - Posted by: Jim N at March 15, 2005 10:52 AM

23 rounds .....mega awsome Todd H Congrats...what a time!

Comment #45 - Posted by: dave k at March 15, 2005 10:52 AM

16 rounds
almost met pukie at 17 minute mark

Comment #46 - Posted by: Amish Andy at March 15, 2005 11:07 AM

my workout today for those interested...
2 position snatch worked up to 5 sets w/105k
sn pulls 3 sets of 3 top wt 125k
push press 1x3 100k, 2x3 110k
glute-ham raise 3x10 supersetted w/ 3x10 chins
15 minutes agility work
Coach Burgener wants this to be a recovery week for me so no "crossfitesque" workouts :(

Comment #47 - Posted by: josh everett at March 15, 2005 11:08 AM

at least 24 rounds + pull-ups and 5 spare seconds. Lost track twice so I went back to the smaller number of it might have been 26...

Comment #48 - Posted by: kramer at March 15, 2005 11:12 AM

Continued thanks for the postings, Josh. If you ever lose your training log, let me know - I'm saving all of your workouts in a Word document.

Used kipping pull-ups for todays workout. I tried blasting through 5 rounds and then resting 30-40 seconds before tackling the next 5-round block. Had some breaks in push-ups towards the end. Got 22 rounds even.

Comment #49 - Posted by: Ryan Atkins at March 15, 2005 11:14 AM

17 rounds plus 5 pull ups.

sorry Davie and Graham for being slack!

my pennance for missing about a week of wod, after much debate has been decided as...

a set of bicep curls in the power cage at peak time :-(


1. baggy lairy tracky bottoms
2. weight belt
3. gloves
4. sunglasses
5. baseball cap on backwards
6. skinny vest

anything i've missed lads??

oh yeah and i gotta take a photo and post it to prove i'm sorry and i'll never let it happen again sir!

teach me to slack........ LOL

Comment #50 - Posted by: karl at March 15, 2005 11:26 AM

19 rounds + 5 pull-ups, 4 round improvement over last time

Comment #51 - Posted by: Sam L at March 15, 2005 11:29 AM

18 rounds with a few seconds to spare! A 4 round improvement over last time. First 6 rounds of jump up pull ups the remainder assisted with 22# (bw=126) and all pushups from the knees. Cooled down with 1 min hollow rock, 3 sets of 10 V-ups, 3 15 sec L sits and 3 30 sec handstand holds. I think the zone is finally working for me :)

Comment #52 - Posted by: Norma at March 15, 2005 11:30 AM

Cindy = 28 rounds + 4 pullups - ring pullups with no kip. I knew 30 was out of reach when I just finished round 15 at the 10 minute mark. Outstanding jobs Adam, Todd and Grady!

OH squats, butt to ground all reps:

5x5 15# double clubbell swipes - working on tighter arc, more hip drive. Almost fell over backward the first time I used some serious hip drive....

5x5 10# double clubbell cossacks, full choke - working on full elbow extension

3x10-20 seconds - Shoulder balance off 12" blocks - surprised myself that I could even do these. I'll sneak up to a wall-free handstand yet!

3x15 seconds - Forearm balance

Comment #53 - Posted by: kelly moore at March 15, 2005 11:32 AM

22 or 23

I am not sure, but I think I did round 13 twice - momentary loss of concentration. Will record reps next time instead of just counting in my head.

Comment #54 - Posted by: Christian Lemburg at March 15, 2005 11:33 AM

that is absolutely perfectly described a bunch of guys at my gym. i think i might dress up as one and take a picture as well...its too hilarious not to.

21 rounds + 5 pullups...used a tree as assist on the squats to maintain perfect form. once i prefect my squat form and get it going quicker, ill be able to do more rounds as the squats were what slowed me (didnt really take any rest except to mark rounds and sip water).

Comment #55 - Posted by: ediddy at March 15, 2005 11:37 AM

good work karl...cant wait for the photos!!!

Comment #56 - Posted by: DavidE at March 15, 2005 11:37 AM


You should also spray on a fake tan before hitting the gym :)

Comment #57 - Posted by: Will H at March 15, 2005 11:39 AM

Ok Davie now we've sorted out Karl, we gotta get Gally!

Comment #58 - Posted by: Graham at March 15, 2005 11:50 AM

24 Rounds plus 5 pull ups....22 secs remained

Comment #59 - Posted by: Preston Burns at March 15, 2005 11:50 AM

22 rounds even, 1 sec left.

Great work out, I like this version!

But, why were people in the GYM looking at me 'funny'? You'd think they never saw anyone gasping, panting, grunting and trying to dodge Pukie before!

Comment #60 - Posted by: C_Mel at March 15, 2005 12:06 PM

29 Rounds plus 5 pull ups
No time, and no breath remaining. I've finally found a groove with the squats. The only problem is that now I can work twice as hard and suffer twice as much!! Decided to go wide grip on the pullups and discovered that kipping was easier with this grip. Pushups & Pullups NP, but squats took there toll. I sure wanted 30 though. Nice job Todd. Still waiting to see what the other mighty one scores (you know who you are!).

Comment #61 - Posted by: Bob Cornute at March 15, 2005 12:10 PM

Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
5 Pull-ups (no breaks)
10 Push-ups (broken 6,4 after rd3)
15 Squats (no breaks)
***16 complete rounds + 5 pull-ups + 8 push-ups
(+1 complete round better than in Jan.)
fastest(& first)=43.1

Comment #62 - Posted by: jdg at March 15, 2005 12:14 PM

Still recovering from flu, so, as per suggestions on the message board did the following workout (which I missed the last time I had the flu):

Crossfit warmup * 3
3 - 245
2 - 255
2 - 265
2 - 275
1 - 285
1 - 295
1 - 305
1 - 315
1 - 325 (fail - could budge it from the ground)

Comment #63 - Posted by: Patrick at March 15, 2005 12:26 PM

set a goal of 15 rounds and did 18 rds with pullups being assisted since i am still having trouble hauling my old fat butt on the pull up bar..looking forward to tomorrow...ahhh the pain

Comment #64 - Posted by: robertb at March 15, 2005 12:31 PM

10 rounds +5 pull-ups

What an ass kicker. I am new to the whole crossfit thing. I sure didn't expect it to be so hard

Comment #65 - Posted by: GK at March 15, 2005 12:47 PM

25 complete rounds

Comment #66 - Posted by: lance at March 15, 2005 12:57 PM

only got 12. My pullups took at least half the time...Some day they'll work.

Comment #67 - Posted by: brendan at March 15, 2005 1:13 PM

33 plus 5 pullups, 10 pushups, 11 squats.

Waiting like a scared child for Matt G. to break out the whip.

Comment #68 - Posted by: JSP at March 15, 2005 1:20 PM

18 even. Didn't eat breakfast and totally felt it.

Comment #69 - Posted by: Mruiz at March 15, 2005 1:22 PM

Dottie Hinson: It just got too hard.
Jimmy Dugan: It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard... is what makes it great.
(From "A League of Their Own")

Comment #70 - Posted by: Bob Cornute at March 15, 2005 1:27 PM

Exactly 14 rounds. Did kipping pullups so squats slowed me the most as well as pushups some.

Comment #71 - Posted by: Mark G. at March 15, 2005 1:34 PM

a cook did 26 + 5 pullups

Comment #72 - Posted by: lance at March 15, 2005 2:24 PM

1st time for "CINDI"

Comment #73 - Posted by: Rod at March 15, 2005 2:48 PM

ouch! that was fun!

13 rounds + 5 pull-ups and 8 push-ups. A 2+ round improvement over last time. Pull-ups and squats unbroken. push-ups broken afterround 5 or so. need to work on push-ups!

Comment #74 - Posted by: Patrick Walsh at March 15, 2005 3:04 PM

Finished 25 complete rounds.

Comment #75 - Posted by: Paul Peterson at March 15, 2005 3:27 PM


28 rounds even, very close to puking. An improvement of 12 rounds from January.


20 rounds even. An improvement of 13 rounds (although this time she didn't do squats with 95 lbs on the bar....)

Chris're up!

Comment #76 - Posted by: Sandy at March 15, 2005 3:30 PM

16 rounds even and way easier than "Chelsea"

Comment #77 - Posted by: Cesar. at March 15, 2005 3:33 PM


23 rounds and 5 pullups

all unbroken - except me

This rocks -I'm hooked

Comment #78 - Posted by: bfox at March 15, 2005 3:36 PM

11 rounds. There are mitigating circumstances, but my diet has not been the best lately, and that was a 248 pound frame I was moving. Oh, I actually did 11 rounds plus one pullup, because everybody knows you're pussing out when the number is exact. I still sat out the last minute. It's a free country.

Comment #79 - Posted by: Barry Cooper at March 15, 2005 3:38 PM

I did 9 rounds but my husband helped with the pull ups. I'm a newbie to this. Am I the only girl trying this out??

Tough workout but I am motivated!

Comment #80 - Posted by: Jodi at March 15, 2005 3:49 PM

15 rounds exactly. Two better than last time. So hooray for Crossfit.

Comment #81 - Posted by: rdc at March 15, 2005 3:50 PM

Did 18 rounds plus 5 pullups 10 pushups and 10 situps
I subbed situps for squats since thats more functional for my requirements.

Comment #82 - Posted by: Jason E at March 15, 2005 3:53 PM

18 + 5 + 10 + 14.5
That's one-half squat short of 19 rounds. The timer went off as I was rising from the box on the last squat. Improvement of over 7 rounds from last time. Closest I ever got to Chelsea, but Oh, "Little sister don't you do what your big sister done."

Thanks to John M. for leading the way.

Mike Donnelly

Comment #83 - Posted by: rosceaux at March 15, 2005 3:54 PM

My first workout after 3 weeks down with pneumonia. 15 rounds. Lungs were burning

Comment #84 - Posted by: John Walsh at March 15, 2005 3:56 PM

20 rounds in 20 minutes

Comment #85 - Posted by: sonny at March 15, 2005 4:05 PM

19 rounds.

I was dying after doing Sundays workout on monday

Comment #86 - Posted by: Grande at March 15, 2005 4:06 PM

Executed 13 rounds in 20 minutes having warmed up with ~30 minutes of full court hoops in the sun prior to the WOD.

Comment #87 - Posted by: Brand at March 15, 2005 4:14 PM

Did Fight Gone Bad today. 299 Kicking myself because somewhere I know I could have picked up a rep or two.

Comment #88 - Posted by: Jeff at March 15, 2005 4:16 PM

15 rounds + 5 pullups + 6 pushups

pullups almost unbroken
pushups broken by 3rd or 4th round and some bad form, I'm sure, trying to sqeeze them out toward the end
squat form OK, but ended up on my toes sometimes if I tried to crank up the speed

Comment #89 - Posted by: Rene' at March 15, 2005 4:41 PM

nice work, Mike D.

you clobbered me, then finished the job with that last half rep. must be all those macadamian nuts.

Comment #90 - Posted by: John Messano at March 15, 2005 4:42 PM

My first ever WOD. 5'8" 220lbs. Got 14 full rounds in 20min. Used pushup handles for greater depth and had to sub bent rows w/ a pair of 70lb KB's for chins. That ended up hammering my low back. Pushups were easy. Squats killed me. Bent rows were about right. Caught a second wind late at like 16min, been a long time since pushing to a 2nd wind. Lots of fun.

Comment #91 - Posted by: MikeP at March 15, 2005 4:46 PM

14 rounds + 5 pull ups

Nursing a cold, full of benedryl...

Comment #92 - Posted by: Wall - RE3 at March 15, 2005 4:46 PM

18 rounds
4 pull ups

Comment #93 - Posted by: kyle at March 15, 2005 4:51 PM

9 2/3rd rounds

I slowed up to much to make 10

Comment #94 - Posted by: Hooger at March 15, 2005 4:57 PM

11 full rounds, plus 5 pullups and 10 pushups
2 sec left so didn't start the squats
pullup's were the killer, got 5 the first three rounds then reduced to doubles and singles.
Pushups all unbroken and fast, squats a bit slow

Comment #95 - Posted by: Paul MacManus at March 15, 2005 5:03 PM

12 rounds + 2/3 (5 pullup and 10 pushups)
4 rounds better than last time...
Next time shoot for 16

Comment #96 - Posted by: Max P at March 15, 2005 5:07 PM

23 rounds, 4 pull ups

Comment #97 - Posted by: Paul Si at March 15, 2005 5:36 PM

33 full rounds + 5 Pullups, 10 Pushups and 7 Squats

Greetings from the middle of nowhere Texas...I'm pretty happy with this result, as I've had a looong day.

WOD was #3. Started early (5am) with a lower body lift. Mid-morning was a run(3)-swim(1)-run(2). After that I jumped a plane to Dallas and drove another 2 hours to lovely Paris TX. Then I knocked out the WOD.

Comment #98 - Posted by: Matt G. at March 15, 2005 5:36 PM


For those of you who had to stop to write down rounds, may I suggest just using the "split" function on your stopwatch. Many watches (like my Ironman) will keep track of the number of splits you've taken...which equates to the number of rounds you've done. It'll save you a few seconds per round.

Comment #99 - Posted by: Matt G. at March 15, 2005 5:38 PM

I blasted through 4 rounds but then I decided I wanted to actually get 20 rounds or more, so I took a 1 minute break between each round. I got 16 rounds total (could have done more but was running late for work). Next time I guess I'll do cindy as intented. Did you guys rest at all between rounds if so how long?

Comment #100 - Posted by: Joseph_B at March 15, 2005 5:42 PM

18 full rounds + 5 pullup and 4 pushups

a 3 1/2 round improvement over 1/19/2005

Comment #101 - Posted by: Andy W. at March 15, 2005 5:46 PM

Joseph B...

Nope, no rest here. Going in I set a goal of :35 per round as was able to stay with it as long as I didn't stop.

I set up in a Smith machine...pushed the bar all the way to the top (for pullups) and did pushups and squats within the frame. I didn't have to move around the room at all. It was a pure speed rig.

Comment #102 - Posted by: Matt G. at March 15, 2005 5:53 PM

16 rounds, thought 20 was do-able but setd took longer as it went. Feel the previous WOD had me ready with all the pull ups which are feeling better. Will work on squats......Craig

Comment #103 - Posted by: Craig at March 15, 2005 5:58 PM

Grady Mac has piqued my interest...I think next time I'm going with a weighted vest.

Comment #104 - Posted by: Matt G. at March 15, 2005 6:01 PM

20 in 20

Comment #105 - Posted by: Mulcahy at March 15, 2005 6:10 PM

23 rounds... 10 seconds rest after each 5th round.
Cindy was better to me than her sister was last time. I was only able to do 15 rounds for Chelsea on the 1 minute times, so this is a nice improvement with these bodyweight excercises. I'm hopeful that next time Chelsea rolls around, I'll be able to tackle her straight through.

Comment #106 - Posted by: Reckdenwald at March 15, 2005 6:15 PM

15 rounds using the Gravitron for pull ups. Great workout...way fun.

Jodi - I'm a girl, too!

Comment #107 - Posted by: rcl at March 15, 2005 6:20 PM

Jodi and rcl,

Look for Kelly Moore's daily posts. She's insane.

Comment #108 - Posted by: Will H at March 15, 2005 6:27 PM

27 rounds

Comment #109 - Posted by: BGlass at March 15, 2005 6:35 PM

14 rounds plus 5 pull up and 10 push ups. 3 rounds better than last time. Just out of curiousity, MattG. what do you do for a living? Is there something that drives you to train so much? Seriously, no BS or disrespect meant, I'm genuinely interested.

Comment #110 - Posted by: MPM at March 15, 2005 6:37 PM

Started on 3 pull-ups per set. managed this twice. went to two pull-ups per set. managed this a few times. then went to one pull-up (see a failing pattern here!). then gave up on pull-ups altogether and managed around 10 sets there after without pull-ups. pull-ups are tough! Feel like a wuss! Lauren

Comment #111 - Posted by: Lauren Farrugia at March 15, 2005 6:40 PM


Well, it's a two-factor thing:

Point job (field engineer) is such that I have a lot of dead time. I work out of my house in Memphis, my HQ (and boss) is in Canada and I'm very rarely there. My boss is also the kind of guy that as long as the work is being accomplished, he doesn't care about the particulars.'s either watch TV endlessly or go do something physical (actually, I probably read more than anything else). Yes, I have the best job in the world.

Point 2...from age 8 until I finished college at 23, I trained about 4-6 hours per day for swimming and water polo. It's simply a matter of momentum at this point...I'm used to very high volumes of physical activity, and working out is something that I really enjoy.

Comment #112 - Posted by: Matt G. at March 15, 2005 6:50 PM

Matt G.-

I'm interested in wearing a weighted vest next time as well. Just out of curiosity, how much weight were you thinking of? I don't really think I can improve much on the speed here, didn't rest or stop at all, and did all exercises as fast as possible, while still keeping form (dead hang pullups, chest to ground pushups, below parallel squats). I think we're about the same BW (145 here) so I would be interested in how much you're thinking of adding to start.

Also wanted to say, Matt G., you are my motivation for workouts like these. Thanks for being so freaking good at the WOD!

Comment #113 - Posted by: JSP at March 15, 2005 6:52 PM

25 rounds + 5 pullups.

Not sure how many girls are doing this, but several of us women are... ;^) and some of us think we do ok.

Great job on the pullups, Adam! Glad to see you back!

Finished with some ohs work and clubbell swipes: 10#s x 20
15s x 15

Comment #114 - Posted by: Lynne Pitts at March 15, 2005 6:59 PM

JSP...thanks for the compliment, I appreciate it. There are people a lot better at this stuff than I (Josh and Greg for sure, and I suspect that Annie S. could kick my ass). You'll come to recognize where certain folks excel...running and BW exercises are my baliwick. I drop back with some of the weighted stuff.

I'm a little heavier than you are, not that I think that matters much. For starters I'll probably go with a +10-15lb. vest. That should present something of an additional challenge.

Comment #115 - Posted by: Matt G. at March 15, 2005 6:59 PM

did the db c&j workout (wod 050312),
followed by "angie":
100 pullups - 40,10,10,15,5,10,6,4
100 pushups - 20,20,15,15,10,15,15
100 situps - 50,25,25
100 squats - 20,20,20,20,20
time = 18:02

new PR on pullups (40)!
this was one of my new year resolutions, so i'm really happy,
although it sure slowed me down for the rest of the workout.

Comment #116 - Posted by: JC at March 15, 2005 7:00 PM

12 2/3 rds did 3 squats before time went up didnt want to finish squats. Was already smoked road marched about 3 to 3 1/2 miles with a 88lb ruck.

Comment #117 - Posted by: Dimond D. at March 15, 2005 7:12 PM

28 rounds and some change
ripped a callus completely of after round 14
guess it will be a bit before I kip again.

Comment #118 - Posted by: J.J. at March 15, 2005 7:48 PM

26 rounds. I know I could have squeezed out a couple more. I was too worried about going out too fast and burning out. I should know better :)

Comment #119 - Posted by: Rajesh at March 15, 2005 7:52 PM

10 1/3 rounds

Comment #120 - Posted by: Matt H at March 15, 2005 7:57 PM

24 rounds in 20:04, this betters my last effort by four rounds

Comment #121 - Posted by: PFEIFER at March 15, 2005 8:22 PM

16 rounds total.
Push-ups slowed me down big time. Working on them though.
Finished off with some snatches.

Comment #122 - Posted by: Troy Archie at March 15, 2005 8:25 PM

13 (Rounds on the 1:30)

Comment #123 - Posted by: Eagle_Eye at March 15, 2005 8:45 PM

10 Rounds...sad. First WOD, 3.5 mi run after...ouch.

Comment #124 - Posted by: Andy LRod at March 15, 2005 8:50 PM

17 full sets

Comment #125 - Posted by: Ben B. at March 15, 2005 9:23 PM

20 complete rounds. May have been 21 but I lost count around round 8.

Started the WOD gassed from 2.5 hours at MMA. Squats went first, I suspect the hours of level changes and sprawl made this even worse. Kinda bummed though, I was aiming for at least 28. Something to look forward to. I don't know why this seems harder than Chelsea but it is.


Comment #126 - Posted by: Dan S. at March 15, 2005 9:27 PM


Comment #127 - Posted by: JW at March 15, 2005 9:51 PM

17 rounds lots of rest and whimpering between sets.

Comment #128 - Posted by: Aneel N at March 15, 2005 10:09 PM

Matt keeps failing to mention being part machine!! ;-)
While in Texas, say hi to the good people of Big Spring. It's the garden spot of West Texas!!
I said above I like Cindy better than her big sis and I was right.
15 full rounds, but no gas in the tank at the end!

Comment #129 - Posted by: Ron N. at March 15, 2005 10:18 PM

12 full rounds, 5 pullups, 7 pushups

Comment #130 - Posted by: Krista J. at March 15, 2005 10:34 PM

10 squats short of 14 rounds.

Comment #131 - Posted by: Scott Arnold at March 15, 2005 10:48 PM


Comment #132 - Posted by: Rob M. at March 15, 2005 11:09 PM

11 rounds in 19:45

Comment #133 - Posted by: Paul S at March 15, 2005 11:37 PM

11 full rounds in 20 minutes.

Comment #134 - Posted by: Josha at March 15, 2005 11:38 PM

17 full rounds, I was 11 rounds for 10min before my chin strength failed me.

Then I forced another 6 rounds out, my last couple of rounds of chins were all broken

Finished with ring dips

Comment #135 - Posted by: Michael L at March 16, 2005 12:34 AM

you people are animals!
7 sets, all pull ups negative.
broken push ups since set #3
ironically, squats were my "rest", but at least i felt my butt dropped beneathe my knees...
go crossfit!

Comment #136 - Posted by: johnatan pladott at March 16, 2005 3:29 AM

17 Rounds
Starting to feel some improvement in the chin ups.

Comment #137 - Posted by: Mark Hawthorn at March 16, 2005 3:45 AM

16 rounds + all but 6 squats for a 17th
Worked out today before work, which is not my optimal time.

Comment #138 - Posted by: Steve S at March 16, 2005 5:03 AM

15 rounds, with 3, instead of 5, pullups per round. All pullups rock solid, however.

Comment #139 - Posted by: Ted Zink at March 16, 2005 5:10 AM

22 rounds. Only 1 round improvement over last time. Very disappointing. Started out way too slow.

Comment #140 - Posted by: jorgen at March 16, 2005 5:18 AM

And Matt G...your WOD times truly reflect your lifetime of fitness, but I've always been more impressed with your time management ability to get in 1, 2, or 3 workouts per day! Thanks for explaining how it works.

Comment #141 - Posted by: Steve S at March 16, 2005 5:19 AM

A day late for my date with Cindy! First date, not a very good impression. 16 complete rounds as prescribed with 1 second remaining after the last squats.

Comment #142 - Posted by: Neal at March 16, 2005 6:24 AM

"Cindy", John and Joe, performed as perscribed in my garage using my new squat rack with pull-up bar.
John: 15 rounds, (1 round more than last time)
Joe: 14 rounds, (3 rounds more than last time)

By the way, I never heard what happened with Connor. How was that issue resolved?

Comment #143 - Posted by: John P and Joe at March 16, 2005 6:41 AM

I did 17 rounds.... chinups became hard and "stiff" towards the end.

Comment #144 - Posted by: Jared Probst at March 16, 2005 8:28 AM

21 rounds

Comment #145 - Posted by: treetrunks at March 16, 2005 9:14 AM

16 rounds.

Comment #146 - Posted by: Justin R. at March 16, 2005 9:22 AM

20 + 5 PU's

Comment #147 - Posted by: Lino at March 16, 2005 9:31 AM

24 +3 pull-ups

Comment #148 - Posted by: T.Rain at March 16, 2005 9:56 AM

21 Rounds

Comment #149 - Posted by: Ted K. at March 16, 2005 1:06 PM

27 rounds + 10 Squats. I was happy with this performance, although I resorted to kipping (sp?) on the pullups for expediency.

Comment #150 - Posted by: Dave_mac at March 16, 2005 2:08 PM

10 rounds as rxd. S.A.D.

pullups deffinately the limiting factor

Comment #151 - Posted by: isaac at March 16, 2005 2:21 PM

5 Pull-ups
10 Push-ups
15 Squats

Completed 17 rounds + 5 pull-ups and 10 push-ups in 20 minutes.

Comment #152 - Posted by: LisaR at March 16, 2005 3:29 PM

Posting a day late - was out of town and unable to get to a computer after the WOD.

16 rnds + pulls + pushes + 6 squats

Followed up with the BSak stomach workout o' death and then a two miler - felt good

Comment #153 - Posted by: robp at March 16, 2005 6:08 PM

skipped this yesterday due to weird lingering illness. Did it today despite ongoing malaise

shocked myself with 20 rounds. A personal record by 4. thank you crossfit

Comment #154 - Posted by: TK at March 16, 2005 7:17 PM

17 rounds. Had 5 seconds left, but felt like nothing left.

I forgot my log book to see how I faired against the last time I did "Cindy". Then again, I did pretty good for being hung over from a long, late night of debauchery n partying. I'll be doing wednesday's and thursday's WODs tomorrow, thursday. the running/wallball in the morning, first thing and the thrusters in the evening. I call it self-discipline for a night of "sin".

Comment #155 - Posted by: xkawikax at March 16, 2005 10:50 PM

only got in 10 rounds. Not feeling well, think I need to eat more or better...

Comment #156 - Posted by: saulj at March 16, 2005 10:51 PM

11 rounds, wearing 20 pound weight vest.

Pullups killed my time, but gave me a little breathing room, so not as cardio challenging as it should have been.

Rested 15 minutes with some stretching/ JM, then attempted "Diane"

14 minutes, sumo DLs, but HSPU ROM may be too minimal for the naked eye to notice. I guess its the only way to improve them though.

Comment #157 - Posted by: Tom B at March 17, 2005 5:39 AM

12 rounds.

Comment #158 - Posted by: Matt Schwartz at March 17, 2005 10:03 AM

15 minutes of Cindy, 10 rounds.

Comment #159 - Posted by: Chris Forbis at March 17, 2005 10:18 AM

13 rounds + 5 pullups.

Pathetic. But then, moving this workout to the end of the trifecta of fun this week (due to the flu) and thus doing wallball yesterday did blast my quads but good, which really slowed me up.

Comment #160 - Posted by: Patrick at March 17, 2005 12:20 PM

Got through 9 rounds in 6 minutes and was interrupted. Started over 15 minutes later 22 rounds in 20 minutes.

Comment #161 - Posted by: Jeff at March 17, 2005 4:24 PM

I did 34 rounds today. After I had already run 5 miles cross country for track team.

Comment #162 - Posted by: connor at March 17, 2005 9:28 PM

22 rounds with about 3 sec. left at the end

Comment #163 - Posted by: shane_t at March 18, 2005 12:25 AM

19 rounds
finished 15 as the beep started!

Comment #164 - Posted by: Tim 'crack' H at March 18, 2005 1:18 AM

22 rounds plus 5 pull-ups and 5 push-ups.

Comment #165 - Posted by: RickB at March 18, 2005 5:43 AM

Anyone recall the date we last did "Cindy?"

Comment #166 - Posted by: RickB at March 18, 2005 5:48 AM

I paced myself, and I was able to complete 12 rounds. Great workout.

Comment #167 - Posted by: steve3young at March 18, 2005 7:24 AM

As info Sandy, I'm a bit behind in the WOD. Did Cindy Thursday. My first Wod was Cindy and I did 22 2/3.

29 with 15 seconds left.

Writing this today after a couple of days off I am really feeling it.

Comment #168 - Posted by: Chris_R at March 18, 2005 8:16 AM

8 rounds. Had to do pushups from knees after first 2 rounds. Also I'm not able to do pullups so I use the smith machine and do pullups at an angle. Getting stronger though.


Comment #169 - Posted by: Will L at March 18, 2005 10:52 AM

Found it -- 1/19/05.

Comment #170 - Posted by: RickB at March 18, 2005 2:41 PM

22 rounds as rx'd following a week on the road, 3 days off Crossfit, and a headcold. High confidence of my first full 30 round Chelsea in the near future. Watch me eat serious crow !

Comment #171 - Posted by: Alex M. at March 18, 2005 3:20 PM

26 rounds...

... and I was knackered. All unbroken.

Kipped like a madman on the pullups.

Comment #172 - Posted by: Pat at March 18, 2005 7:58 PM

15 rounds. Slow and steady, nice and easy.

Comment #173 - Posted by: Dbahr at March 19, 2005 10:02 AM

I think I did 12 or time I'll do tally marks or something. The only number I can focus on is the 5 for pullups.

Pullups on Gravitron after the first 5? rounds.

Comment #174 - Posted by: Gordon at March 21, 2005 11:53 AM

14 rounds, 5 pull-ups/2 pushups

Comment #175 - Posted by: jimc at March 21, 2005 1:49 PM

23 rounds + 5 Pulls

Felt good, 5 round increase from last time.


Comment #176 - Posted by: murph at March 21, 2005 5:28 PM

25 Rounds - no breaks, but was dragging for some reason.

Comment #177 - Posted by: Mike Riggs at March 22, 2005 6:50 AM
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