April 12, 2006

Wednesday 060412


10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps of the triplet:

Deadlift: 1 1/2 body weight
Bench press: body weight
Clean: 3/4 body weight

Set up three bars and storm through for time.

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Coach Mike Burgner analyzes participants' lifts at the recent CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Seminar.

Posted by lauren at April 12, 2006 8:38 PM

anybody here in Killeen, TX? I'll be moving there in June.

Comment #1 - Posted by: robp at April 11, 2006 9:02 PM

ooh shhhhhh...the three bars of death...

Comment #2 - Posted by: JBell at April 11, 2006 9:07 PM

This is my 2nd WOD. Moving to Boise, any CF gyms up that way?

Comment #3 - Posted by: Erik at April 11, 2006 9:11 PM

The 3 Bars of Death. The WOD that seperates men from boys. Not looking fwd to this one!

Comment #4 - Posted by: DJ at April 11, 2006 9:14 PM


Comment #5 - Posted by: Colin at April 11, 2006 9:27 PM

I told some students in my class about this workout, they'll get a laugh that it got picked today. I'll try this later on.

Comment #6 - Posted by: Ryan at April 11, 2006 9:34 PM

Linda was my first ever WOD a few months ago. Coming off a cold back then and thinking I could do the rx'd weight (which, in fact, I could not!), I almost fainted several times! WARNING TO NEWBIES...scale the weight!

Comment #7 - Posted by: Mike Scott at April 11, 2006 9:37 PM

Hello all. I'm a newbie (just discovered crossfit last week). Can someone please explain the 10-9-8- etc of these exercises?

Thank you.

Comment #8 - Posted by: Raquel at April 11, 2006 9:49 PM

You do 10 deadlifts, then 10 bench presses, then 10 cleans.
Now you do 9 dl, 9 bp, 9 cleans
and so forth.

damn, this will hurt.

Comment #9 - Posted by: juro at April 11, 2006 9:56 PM

ay caramba

Comment #10 - Posted by: dammit at April 11, 2006 9:57 PM


Comment #11 - Posted by: Jeff Dale at April 11, 2006 9:58 PM

Raquel- You go through the lifts doing 10 reps of each. Then you go through doing them again, but this time you do 9 reps. Then you keep going on down the line till you get to zero or fall over unconscious.

Get some, Go again!

P.S.- Linda is the biggest @#*$ of them all! By far my least favorite.

Comment #12 - Posted by: DJ at April 11, 2006 9:59 PM

the weight on the exersizes is extreem! any suggestions

Comment #13 - Posted by: gina at April 11, 2006 10:12 PM

Scale the weight down if you need to. This is a mother.

Comment #14 - Posted by: Erik Duba at April 11, 2006 10:22 PM

YES!!! I've been waiting for my favorite girl to come around! Linda is is like an early Christmas present!! Thanks Coach!

Comment #15 - Posted by: Caleb B. at April 11, 2006 10:40 PM

Gina- I weigh 195, but scale it down to as if I weighed 150. Go heavy to push your self hard, but not hurt yourself. Try 1/2 to 3/4 of your BW. Let us know how it goes for you.

Comment #16 - Posted by: DJe at April 11, 2006 10:40 PM

3 bars?! I anticipate incurring the wrath of the Weiderites and namby-pambies that populate my gym! I may have to forgo the round concept and just get the reps out.

Comment #17 - Posted by: John Seiler at April 11, 2006 10:42 PM

1st time with "Linda" so I scaled the weight down to 135# for all the bars. Navigating the gym was tricky but completed all reps in 20:09. Good workout,still shaky all over. Good Luck.

Comment #18 - Posted by: Todd at April 11, 2006 11:08 PM

hi all...just about to make a fresh start after easter break

its nice to rest up & sip the wine every now and again...ballance in life is a good thing

go hard one & all

Comment #19 - Posted by: Pete In Oz at April 11, 2006 11:14 PM

What kind of cleans are these suppose to be? Hang cleans, power cleans...?

Comment #20 - Posted by: beckett at April 11, 2006 11:19 PM

Squat Cleans off the floor. I asked this one while back. Coach's response is to make the squat clean your default clean. If he wants something else, he'll specify.

Comment #21 - Posted by: John Seiler at April 11, 2006 11:34 PM

Sweet, thanks John, appreciate it.

Comment #22 - Posted by: beckett at April 11, 2006 11:47 PM

OMG! 10K yesterday and then this? I think that I may want to take out extra life insurance before going on a date with this lady...she's indeed a femme fatale.

Godspeed & May the force be with you all!


Comment #23 - Posted by: tenacious "D" at April 12, 2006 12:49 AM

'1 bar of death'

Only had access to one oly bar today so loaded it with 60kg (132lbs).

bodyweight of 70kg (154lbs)

time = 24.26

little dude drill yesterday (ie ME!), big guy drill today, the world is in balance...

Comment #24 - Posted by: karl at April 12, 2006 12:59 AM

Ok, this the THE bitch - legs were all sore from running yesterady. First time Linda (always emphasise good form over weight):
BW 240 (110kg)
DL 130kg/120kg
BP 60kg/70kg (I NEVER train this, so I started slow)
Clean 60kg/50kg
It took me 53:20 min with a lot of pantung in between. :(
At least I can improve on this time next time round.

Comment #25 - Posted by: juro at April 12, 2006 1:31 AM

holy crap, now that is one beast of a workout.

Comment #26 - Posted by: danimal at April 12, 2006 2:34 AM

Who the *%&^ reminded Coach of this one. Drag him into the alley and beat them up!

I am going to have to scale this one down a bit. My bodyweight is 320.

Did the 6.2 miles yesterday in 70 minutes. I will definitely be faster next time. My body was just too used to the sprints.

Comment #27 - Posted by: Stuart R at April 12, 2006 3:08 AM

Deads - 135 lb
Bench - 95 lb
Cleans - 1st set 95 lb, the rest 55lbs


Comment #28 - Posted by: suzanne b at April 12, 2006 3:28 AM

It's my belief that Linda was our girl today because of all the whining yesterday about running a 10K.
CFWU, scaled the weight, worn out from yesterday, took about 25 minutes-much too long
Train Hard!

Comment #29 - Posted by: Tim L at April 12, 2006 4:04 AM

Bw: 174
Age: 29
Deadlift: 265lbs
Bench Press: 175lbs
Clean: 135lbs
As Rx'd
Total Time: 29:33

Comment #30 - Posted by: Breck at April 12, 2006 4:39 AM

I don’t want to sound offensive but does Coach Mike do cross fit and if he does what is his time on Linda?

Comment #31 - Posted by: kary at April 12, 2006 4:44 AM

I like crossfit , I do it with my husband when I have time . just hard to believe sometimes that I fallow a work out from some one that does not doit it self! Sorry on my bad grammar I’m Hispanic!

Comment #32 - Posted by: kary at April 12, 2006 5:07 AM


Comment #33 - Posted by: kary at April 12, 2006 5:08 AM

storm through, you have got to be kidding !!

what are all the other 44 year old men that weight 210 lbs doing for weights on this one ?

Comment #34 - Posted by: fireman_rick at April 12, 2006 5:18 AM

Thank you

Comment #35 - Posted by: kary at April 12, 2006 5:19 AM

Could someone please explain the very short rest between days for muscle groups in CF(ie thrusters one day and HPUs the next). My thinking when I was conventional wieght-lifting was to give each muscle group as much rest as possible to rebuild stronger. Why does CF not adhere to this thinking?

Comment #36 - Posted by: Nick at April 12, 2006 5:26 AM

bw 175.
DL 95
BP 180
C 95
I still have terrible form on my dead lifts and cleans. Back is extremelly sore after this one.
Total time 21:38.

Comment #37 - Posted by: kevin at April 12, 2006 5:29 AM

What position did Bill Cowher play, Vince Lombardi, Tom Landry, Joe Paterno,... etc?

Comment #38 - Posted by: fire capt dan at April 12, 2006 5:39 AM

Kary and Scared Stiff
Real classy poking fun at the guy who GIVES YOU the best workout plan in the world... FOR FREE! What the hell business is it of yours if Coach does his own workouts or not? Talk about biting the hand that feeds you...

Comment #39 - Posted by: schapm at April 12, 2006 5:43 AM

scared stiff = too much of a coward to post his real name and email...and too unintelligent to frame an actual question/argument.

You've got to love it.

Comment #40 - Posted by: Matt G. at April 12, 2006 5:45 AM

Kari and Scared Stiff,
I am sorry that the moderators and the people who work so hard to run this site have to even see the trash you've posted today. Go bother somebody else please.

Comment #41 - Posted by: SteveT at April 12, 2006 5:49 AM


because crossfit is not conventional. its better.

scared stiff,

please don't bad-mouth people on this site, it reflects poorly on you. other people won't respond as civily as i do if you keep it up.

Comment #42 - Posted by: andrew at April 12, 2006 5:49 AM

Reps and exercises as rx'ed, weights modified

BW DL's, 3/4 BW BP & 1/2 BW Cleans

BWT 230

All reps unbroken although had to rest a few seconds between Cleans and DLs, primarily to let lower back to relax.

Bench could have definitely been heavier. I will know better next time. This was my first Linda.

Comment #43 - Posted by: anthony at April 12, 2006 5:50 AM

#17 John - "The wrath of the Wiederites" - nice, let them watch, scowl, and learn. It's not worth sacrificing the spirit of this workout just to keep them happy.

Build, build, build, back off. Typical periodization scheme. Maybe this 3-day set is the one before the "back off" set. After three girls last cycle this makes some sense. The schemes go in macro and micro scales though - so tomorrow could be worse...

Looking forward to lunch hour.

Comment #44 - Posted by: Cole at April 12, 2006 5:51 AM

Scared Stiff--If you can't behave--then get off this website.

I agree with the others--have some respect

Comment #45 - Posted by: Matt S at April 12, 2006 5:53 AM

Fireman Rick
This 41 year old will be doing 2 bars of death at bodyweight DLs, 50% bench & 50% cleans. Tomorrow.

Comment #46 - Posted by: dru at April 12, 2006 5:57 AM

I consider this one of the "truly hardest" workouts I've done. My BWT is 214 and I was so fatigued from the 320 lb deadlifts that I had to scale down the reps on the 160 Squat Clean to 7 after the 1st set.

Weak on my bench so I stayed at 185. But in the context of working hard, this was an awesome challenge. I loved the emphasis on the word "storm" through for time. It was more like a "crawl" through for time. Finished in 42:16.

Regarding Kary and Scared Stiff, the fact that you even NEED to be admonished on a public forum shows the true content of your character (or lack thereof).

If you are "old enough" to type, then you are old enough follow through on what mommy told you when she said "if you don't have anything nice to say about others, don't say anything at all!"

You should be ashamed of yourselves.

Try the workouts, post your times and how you felt, and keep personal criticisms to yourselves!!!!

Comment #47 - Posted by: matt hunt at April 12, 2006 6:00 AM

Quick question. The max my hotel gym has for dumbells is 50lb (insurance thing I guess). Anyway, that's not even close to the weight I will need for this, should I up the reps or just try to get through this one alive with what I have to work with?

Comment #48 - Posted by: Anthony Utah at April 12, 2006 6:10 AM

Significantly decreased weight in the interest of time. Used 115lbs for all exercises. 17:23

Comment #49 - Posted by: David B. at April 12, 2006 6:21 AM

Bodyweight 140
Deadlift 210
BenchPress 140
Clean 105

Comment #50 - Posted by: Pierre Auge at April 12, 2006 6:22 AM

Quick nutrition question - anyone have a view on what the best type/timing of food intake is prior to attempting this?

Comment #51 - Posted by: Tommy A. at April 12, 2006 6:24 AM

WOD @ 275#

Scaled initially @ 225# BWT but I was broken after the 7's, nearly quit but dropped the poundage so I could finish. This was my first Linda. She broke me.

10/9/8/7: DL 335#, BP 225#, SC 170#
6/5/4/3/2/1: DL 245#, BP 185#, PC 135#

~42 minutes

Comment #52 - Posted by: Kegger at April 12, 2006 6:30 AM

Those of you who know the coaches personally I think may be wise enough to know something (someone) good when you see it.

Those of you whom obviously do not, and speak ill of them need to do more training and less talking.

That's what I said more TRAINING less TALKING (or sitting and typing) whatever it may be.

Comment #53 - Posted by: Pierre Auge at April 12, 2006 6:32 AM

tommy-Personally I try to intake something like a handful of nuts or granola .45-1 hour before doing this workout. I also take NO2 30 minutes prior.

Linda is ridiculous at 225 bodyweight im smoked. 22 minutes 38 seconds.

Comment #54 - Posted by: Will at April 12, 2006 6:34 AM

Bwt: 172


Time: 38:41

Comment #55 - Posted by: Todd K at April 12, 2006 6:40 AM

kegger - I applaud you for even attempting at 225# BW. I took one look at it and scaled back from the start. I wasn't really as gassed HR wise as I would have thought. I avg 154 and maxed at 168. My back just tightened up after the 7's and didn't relax really until after a hot shower.

Comment #56 - Posted by: anthony at April 12, 2006 6:43 AM

So, today will be my start and I am preparing to get my butt kicked. My question is this (I've searched back through comments and the site) are the rest of you doing aerobic activity daily and the crossfit program has just become your weight routine?? Are you also doing abs? I have scaled back the amount of time I spend exercising considerably but I do a daily set of pushups, situps, etc. Feel free to refer me to a specific place on the site. Thanks!!! k

Comment #57 - Posted by: Kristin at April 12, 2006 6:44 AM

Matt G.

It's not me


Comment #58 - Posted by: bill fox at April 12, 2006 6:45 AM

So, today will be my start and I am preparing to get my butt kicked. My question is this (I've searched back through comments and the site) are the rest of you doing aerobic activity daily and the crossfit program has just become your weight routine?? Are you also doing abs? I have scaled back the amount of time I spend exercising considerably but I do a daily set of pushups, situps, etc. Feel free to refer me to a specific place on the site. Thanks!!! k

Comment #59 - Posted by: Kristin at April 12, 2006 6:45 AM

Question regarding the WOD progression:

I know that WOD for Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 are chosen specifically based on what was done the day before and what will be done the day after (at least I think they are chosen that way). For example, I don't think we ever see two consecutive days of pull up heavy workouts.

Does this mean that if we do a Day 1 from a previous week, can we jump in for the Day 2 currently, or should we continue with the Day 2 that follows the Day 1 you did?

For me, this means that I did "Diane" yesterday (21-15-9 DL and HSPU). Should I do "Linda" or "Fran" today?

Comment #60 - Posted by: steve at April 12, 2006 6:50 AM

Only made it through 10,9,8 and two reps on deadlift.

28 minutes,

bw 212 lbs
deadlift 310 lbs
bench 215 lbs
cleans 160 lbs

Comment #61 - Posted by: KC at April 12, 2006 6:52 AM

Started off with doing 160 for deads and 95 for press and cleans, then went to doing only 95 pounds for all of it, my grip only lasted until the 7 rep round. I literally couldn't hold onto the bar anymore.

Comment #62 - Posted by: Josh Brehm at April 12, 2006 6:54 AM


i would suggest letting Coach decide exercise selection and just following the WOD. if you think there are no consequtive pullup days, just stick around.

Comment #63 - Posted by: andrew at April 12, 2006 6:58 AM


i personally just do the WOD, without extra running or abs. i find its suffciently taxing and effective for all my fitnes goals.

Comment #64 - Posted by: andrew at April 12, 2006 7:00 AM

Kristin, I still like to add in either a 1.5 mile run or 30 minutes on a bike after I do the WOD. Between that, the CF warm up, the WOD..I am really feeling great. I typically can get all that in right around an hour to an hour and a half each workout.

Comment #65 - Posted by: Anthony Utah at April 12, 2006 7:00 AM

BW 145#
Bench 150#
TBDL 215#
Clean 100#
Time: 21:15

Man, that's a rough workout. I wonder if it truly scales evenly for all sizes. Small people seem to think Linda is easier for big people, and big people seem to think it's for small people. If I get time, I'll analyze the results today. I guess the lesson is, Linda is a brutal workout, no matter what your size.

Rough day on the board, so I'll try to balance it out. THANKS, COACH! This was another great day to be alive and sweating!

Comment #66 - Posted by: Andrew L at April 12, 2006 7:00 AM

56 mins

Comment #67 - Posted by: NSB at April 12, 2006 7:01 AM

Body weight 206
56 minutes

Comment #68 - Posted by: NSB at April 12, 2006 7:03 AM

BWT 195, scaled as if 150
DL 225
Bench 135
Clean 115
20 min to get through to 4 rep. Had to go to work. I'm totally spent. Next time, up bench, get to gym earlier to allow completion.

Comment #69 - Posted by: Braden at April 12, 2006 7:06 AM

Body weight 200lbs

Deadlifts 75lbs dumb bells
Bench Press 135lbs
Clean 95lbs


felt pretty good at these weights. After sixes it was smooth sailing. Def need to go heavier next time. Clean needs a lot of form practice.

Comment #70 - Posted by: Brett at April 12, 2006 7:08 AM

approximately 23 minutes

Checked my watch after bike warm up but between wiping down the bike and walking over to the weight room forgot to check it when I started the first DL round Weight very much scaled back but felt I had very good form.

Comment #71 - Posted by: Sharon Smith-Mauney at April 12, 2006 7:10 AM

Never mind that analysis. Most people didn't give enough data to make it meaningful.

Comment #72 - Posted by: Andrew L at April 12, 2006 7:15 AM


As I was explaining to one of my friends the concepts of Crossfit in my cubicle today, ... something came to me that should be obvious to everyone but maybe its simply understood without being spoken.

In parting she said, "Well, good luck tonight" (of course referring to the 3 bars of death). My response was, "Its a competition everyday".

Without any deep thinking, it just came out and yet it struck the point of Crossfit dead on. The reason that this concept works for so many people is that it creates a sense of competition that drives competitive people to excel ... everyday.

Sorry if this is not news but it just clicked for me.

Good luck in your training,


Comment #73 - Posted by: Kevin Rogers at April 12, 2006 7:17 AM

BW =204
DL's at 295lbs
Cleans(power from floor) at 140lbs
BP at 95 lb DB's

Time =32:27

This is the first time I have come close to "enjoying " this workout.

I wouldn't worry so much about the folks who show up here and post rude/innappropriate comments about the programming or the people who provide us with CrossFit. Their stay is generally quite short lived. Once they are gone we can go back to business as usual.
I'll look forward to seeing their times and loads when they get around to posting them. : )

Comment #74 - Posted by: bradw at April 12, 2006 7:22 AM

Tom #54 asked:

"Quick nutrition question - anyone have a view on what the best type/timing of food intake is prior to attempting this?"

i'd suggest something that tastes as good coming back up as it did going down.

Comment #75 - Posted by: water-ratt at April 12, 2006 7:24 AM

I don't ahve a car so I cycle everywhere, averaging 20-25km/day. Then I do a lot of spinning and I train beachvolleyball (weather permitting).
The question - of course - is why you single out the abs at all. There are so many other functional interesting muscles you could train or exercices you could do (co-ordination or balance training comes to mind).


Comment #76 - Posted by: juro at April 12, 2006 7:24 AM

#69 Andrew L

That's easy, there's one group for whom Linda is easiest.


Comment #77 - Posted by: Greg at April 12, 2006 7:28 AM

bw = 165

deadlift = 255
bench = 135
cleans = 125


Comment #78 - Posted by: paulw at April 12, 2006 7:34 AM

BW 165#
Deadlifts: 225#
Benchpress: 145#
Hang cleans: 105#
time: 40 minutes even

Comment #79 - Posted by: SteveT at April 12, 2006 7:35 AM

DL: 250 (alt grip on 3rd set)
BP: 185
clean: 140 (power cleaned at 3rd set)

bw: 185


relative strength <--- something I must improve upon

crossfit Plano

Comment #80 - Posted by: Brian Abrams at April 12, 2006 7:37 AM

I appreciate all the feedback and I'm stoked to get started. I do understand that training specific muscles is old school and not so beneficial. For me, it is just being willing to try something totally different from what i am used to . Thanks again!

Comment #81 - Posted by: Kristin at April 12, 2006 7:40 AM

Linda (modified)

Was going to go with Karl's idea of one bar of death for my first dance with Linda but decided to shuffle weights for the different drills. Ended up with:

10 - 1 of

90kg deadlift
Ring dips (thumbs to armpits)
55kg Power cleans

bw 85kg

Time as modded 23:58

Deads and cleans unbroken, dips broken after the 9 round but a whole lot better than expected. I generally find dips harder than bw bench (as witnessed by my last go at "Lynne") so pretty happy with this.

Cheers, kempie

Comment #82 - Posted by: kempie at April 12, 2006 7:42 AM

Fireman Rick, I turn 41 in a few days (bw190), I did Linda multiple times last fall as one way to get back in shape: scale down until you can complete as rx'd. It still takes me about 45 mins!
Best of luck.

Comment #83 - Posted by: david stryker at April 12, 2006 7:43 AM

WOD #8


BW - 225

DL - 135 (not really trained before, can probably do more, but don't want to hurt my back (previous injury). Working on form.

Bench - 175 (needed a spotter but should have done more. Here, looking back I am disappointed in myself.)

Cleans - 115 - switch to 95 (can do more weight but my form sucks. I keep catching the bar with my hands. Tremendous strain on my shoulder. Hurts like hell now. Really need to focus form. All power cleans due to shoulder issue.).

Time - 36:20. Pretty good intensity. Starting to push myself harder and really attacking. Cleans really hurt the time.

Comment #84 - Posted by: Suavdaddy at April 12, 2006 7:43 AM

Any suggestions for modifications of the WOD if you only have one bar?

Comment #85 - Posted by: pat d at April 12, 2006 7:45 AM

bwt: 170#
dl: 185#
b: 175#
cl: 95#

time: 31:30 mins....an improvement of more than 5 mins from Jan.....

Comment #86 - Posted by: BobM at April 12, 2006 7:48 AM

BW = 185

DL - 205
BP - 160
Clean - 115

Time - 42.11

Limited by grip failure and changing weight on the bar. Also by exhaustion....

Comment #87 - Posted by: JPF at April 12, 2006 7:50 AM

25:17. Cleans just weren't clicking today...I lost a ton of time there. Scaled the bench to 135 - bench is the only exercise were I feel internal pressure on my shoulder, so I'm still recooping it a bit.

Previous - 23:20 with 105lb bench.

Comment #88 - Posted by: Scott Kustes at April 12, 2006 7:57 AM

1 bar , no spotter
Did 10-5 65 min.had to stop due to time constraint.
BW 197
DL 205
BP 175
CL 115

Perhaps I should do less weight for faster time.
Any way you cut it I have along way to go before I can achieve Linda. the 1-1/2, even, 3/4

Comment #89 - Posted by: Phil Sarris at April 12, 2006 8:02 AM


bwt 190
DL 285
Bench 2x85# db
Squat Cleans 140#

8 min off PR. 2-a-days are taking their toll.

Comment #90 - Posted by: Eric2 at April 12, 2006 8:15 AM


I only used 1 bar so half the time was managing the weights between lifts.. My time was about 24 mins. worse. I have to respect any one who did it this way.. Adjusting the weights was a w/o in itself..
Oh and I upped the weights alittle bit.
d/l 200#
bench 140#
squat cleans 100#
I think I can knock off about 12-15 mins next time I figured out a decent system 1/2 way through Linda.. I tried to plan it out but the only way was trial by fire..

Comment #91 - Posted by: dennyy at April 12, 2006 8:25 AM


Used 2x100# DBs for deadlift, 135# barbell for BP, and 2x45# DBs for cleans.


Challenging, exhausting, satisfying, as usual.

Comment #92 - Posted by: RickB at April 12, 2006 8:33 AM

Bonus work-out but minimal time. 5K on elliptical with Blues Brothers collection for background (idea courtesy of John Seiler!). 33:03. Mr. Fast-Twitch Fiber. Will take on the three bars of death tomorrow.

Comment #93 - Posted by: Bingo at April 12, 2006 8:38 AM

BW:177 DL: 190 DB press: 100 Clean: 80


Comment #94 - Posted by: wip at April 12, 2006 8:43 AM

BP:165(first set), 155(second set),145 all the rest
Much better than last time! Faster and much more weight! But I've got the 2 bar blues.

BW: not disclosed (But not much, really)
BP: 45
Clean: stick
Time: 21:01
Julie is pursuing excellent form. We'll add weight later. She's doing great!

I have enjoyed this series of "girls". Very challenging but I'm having a blast!

Comment #95 - Posted by: Chris Jordan at April 12, 2006 8:46 AM

Oooh, another WOD to prove myself. Looking forward to it.

As a side note, thanks to Coach and Lauren for setting up Cross Fit. Not only am I able to do an assisted pull up, but I feel healthier, and am quitting my job to be a personal trainer and martial arts instructor.

Comment #96 - Posted by: Christina Sklebar at April 12, 2006 8:47 AM

DL= 242 (1.31)
BP= 185 (1.0)
Cln=138 (.75)

Went up in 2/3 weights from last time and I'm now "on ratio" for 2 of the 3 bars. And I took 10 mins off of my last time!! This time includes coaching someone else for a little bit, too, but I got a rest, so I'll count it.
Break Down by rds -
10 - 4:56; 5 - 3:17
9 - 5:13; 4 - 3:07
8 - 4:26; 3 - 2:05
7 - 5:06; 2 - 1:46
6 - 4:21; 1 - 1:22

I have to confess, though, did more than half the cleans as power cleans. I'm sorry I cheated!! But after yesterday's 10k, the legs just had no juice in them. I throw myself on the mercy of the court.

Those with the "what's coach's time?" comments. C'mon, dudes! You're not serious, right? I mean, that was tongue in cheek, right? I can't believe anyone seriously believes that who's out of high school.

And Steve (comment #60) - I don't "know" that each day is chosen with regard to the day prior's at all. I presume that each triplet has some overall micro-goal, but that's subservient to the macro-goal, I would think. Some others on here are more knowledgable about programming. IMHO, for many of the military and leo types on here, there's a certain benefit to occasionally doing a workout when you're already fatigued. Many of us don't have the luxury of picking and choosing when we'll have to be "functionally fit" and being able to grunt through two days of pullups (e.g) has mental and physical benefits, I think. So, I wouldn't make that big a leap.

I'll give you and Kristin the same advice - forget most of what you thought you knew about fitness (or at least have a very open mind) and once you're capable, jump in - scaling to ability, of course. For GPP, you won't need anything else. If you find something better after one month of doing this, then everyone would welcome your input.

Comment #97 - Posted by: Sean G at April 12, 2006 8:51 AM

Thanks everyone for clarifying the reps for me. That's what I thought, but didn't want to believe!

Thanks again.

Comment #98 - Posted by: Raquel at April 12, 2006 8:54 AM

bw 185
dl 285
bp 185
cl 145

Comment #99 - Posted by: JackM at April 12, 2006 8:59 AM

Andrew #66

Strength is not directly proportionate to size. In fact, to determine the best powerlifter at a meet among all the weight classes, the Schwartz and Malone Formula for men and women is commonly used. Typically, the heavier the lifter, the less pound-for-pound he or she can lift. If you don’t believe me, go out and look at any of the world records for each weight class in Powerlifting. You will notice that the smaller lifters pound-for-pound almost always out lift the larger lifters.

Comment #100 - Posted by: Andy W. at April 12, 2006 9:00 AM

The Schwartz and Malone Formula.


Comment #101 - Posted by: Andy W. at April 12, 2006 9:01 AM

Open to suggestions from all:

What would you do elicit the same benefits as the WOD - if you only have one bar?

I'm trying to get any and all possibilities.

I'm thinking just run through the exercises one by one. Not doing them as a round of three. Change exercises after all reps are complete. What do you think?

deads - 10, 9, 8, .....
bench - 10, 9, 8, ....
clean - 10, 9, 8, ....

Comment #102 - Posted by: Mitch at April 12, 2006 9:01 AM

bad idea mitch.. you will get the full effect of the w/o

Comment #103 - Posted by: dennyy at April 12, 2006 9:03 AM

ooppss.. not get full effect

Comment #104 - Posted by: dennyy at April 12, 2006 9:04 AM


so give me your idea

Comment #105 - Posted by: Mitch at April 12, 2006 9:08 AM

I've been working with crossfit for a few weeks just checking out past workouts and trying them here and there. I enjoy the WOD each and every time. Anyway, Ive tried this WOD before and did the proper wieght, tuff, this time I increased the wieght a bit.

bw 200
bp 245
dl 325
cl 185
Time: 33:18

Comment #106 - Posted by: Travis Titus at April 12, 2006 9:12 AM

20 min ish, used 2 50 lb db's for all three and a stairmaster for some dips halfway through, don't ask why (Orlando hotel), not fun

Comment #107 - Posted by: opt at April 12, 2006 9:17 AM

Mitch: One strategy is to just do it with one bar, changing weights as fast as you can. (As someone noted above, this becomes a workout in itself!)

Another strategy is to rope some unlucky victim to stand by and help you change the weights . . . speeds things up considerably (but, obviously, requires some assistance).

Doing all the DLs, then all the BP, then all the cleans really doesn't work . . . it's OK, but it will not give you even remotely like the same effect as doing them alternately. You will work each motion to exhaustion too quickly, and have to take so much time to recover between sets that you'll lose much of the anaerobic effect.

If you really can't stand changing weights, then use the heaviest weight you can clean (maybe something close to BW?), even if you have to break the sets of 10 or 9 or 8 cleans into two parts (5-5, 5-4, 4-4).

Then just leave that weight on the bar for all three exercises, and do more reps in the DL (where, hopefully, it will feel light). Maybe double the reps there?

Alternatively, you could follow this strategy but for the DL just slip a couple of 25s outside the 45s on the bar, that shouldn't take long and will up the weight to something vaguely respectable.

Comment #108 - Posted by: davidjwood at April 12, 2006 9:25 AM

Bill Fox mde me laugh.
Sorry, he did.
Maybe I'll dance with Linda tonight. Who knows?

Comment #109 - Posted by: Ron Nelson at April 12, 2006 9:28 AM

When I open this Question I said That I dint mean to Ofend Any One Or whO they Are, I ask A let Question out of Curiosity. But if you are so insecure of your self that all you can do is ofent people then answer this to me! who is the child? thanks for your help is being great!

Comment #110 - Posted by: kary at April 12, 2006 9:33 AM

Hurt my back a few weeks ago, so I took it easy with Linda today. I'm still going to be sore tomorrow. BW 199, Did DL-215, BP-143, C-105

Comment #111 - Posted by: JD Stephenson at April 12, 2006 9:34 AM


Thanks, I was thinking something along those lines. Changing the weights isn't really an option at my gym. Too many people, too little space.

At some point, I'm going to have to either break sets up with higher weight like you said, or just pump out a lot more reps of deads. Both options aren't the end of the world I guess.

I just hate doing a double dose of deads because I have the tendency to sacrifice my form.

In any event, thanks for the brainstorm.

Much appreciated.

Comment #112 - Posted by: Mitch at April 12, 2006 9:38 AM

BW 120
bench= subbed 90
cleans= 90

46:20(added some minutes, but did power cleans last time... full cleans this time.)

Comment #113 - Posted by: Sue A. at April 12, 2006 9:38 AM

just recently referred to this website by a friend (hey tony!) i love it... im an air force captain chick going to work with some fit army guys, moving to watertown, NY next month...anyone in the area? i need to step my fitness up a few notches to keep up!

Comment #114 - Posted by: pipper at April 12, 2006 9:39 AM

reduced each load by 25%

only have one bar so I spent some time switching weights.

49 min and I thought I was going to keel over for many of them.

Comment #115 - Posted by: Glen at April 12, 2006 9:40 AM

#53 Pierre

What you said is pretty much one of my favorite sayings.

Bitch Less, Train More.

Comment #116 - Posted by: ChrisM at April 12, 2006 9:46 AM

First time with Linda! Did a few modifications, didn't want to lose form to get heavier weight.

BW 170

Deadlift- 185
Bench- 170
Clean- 115

Got all sets...23 minutes!!

Comment #117 - Posted by: Travis at April 12, 2006 9:48 AM


You said "fit Army guys"... they exist?

Joking kids! - all in good fun with my brothers from the other service. Everyone's on the same team at the end of the day - but I had to get my shot in!

Semper Fi

Comment #118 - Posted by: Mitch at April 12, 2006 9:49 AM


285 DL 10,9,8
185 BP 10,9,8
140 Cl 10,9,8

This took 41:40, will try to get 7,5,6 later. If I'm not dead, I will finish the rest too.

Comment #119 - Posted by: joe marsh at April 12, 2006 9:50 AM

bw = 190

DL = 290
BP = 190
CL = 145 (touch n go full squat cleans)

time = 26:36

Comment #120 - Posted by: JeffT at April 12, 2006 9:55 AM

5 min C2 Rower to warm up


225 dl
225 bp
115 cl

30 minutes flat

OUCH...I have one HELL of a headache!

Comment #121 - Posted by: Seth at April 12, 2006 9:56 AM

40 Minutes.

BW 225
195# Bench and Deadlift
115# Clean

I was pretty smoked from yesterday's 10K. Ran SGM through his first WOD so things took a little longer. He did well in his first attempts at Deadlift and Clean.

Linda was a bad date none the less! Hopefully I won't be seeing her around the neighborhood for a while!


Comment #122 - Posted by: tenacious "D" at April 12, 2006 9:59 AM

Went with weights heavier than prescribed...
Bodyweight 167lbs.
Deadlift @ 275lbs. (250)
Bench Press @ 185lbs. (170)
Squat Cleans @ 135lbs. (125)

Comment #123 - Posted by: Matt G. at April 12, 2006 10:04 AM

Damn it's nice to find a gym with 3 bars and no waiting. I highly recommend it. 'Course it also means no excuse to rest.

Comment #124 - Posted by: Matt G. at April 12, 2006 10:06 AM

Bad hamstring is gonna sideline me on this today. Will try it on the next rest day. Did the bench, though @ 175.

Comment #125 - Posted by: rpo at April 12, 2006 10:12 AM

Linda is the nastiest of the girls.

26:02, 3 minutes slower than last time and 6 minutes off my PR.

Although its hard to compare. PR was with hang and power cleans and now I'm 100% full squat cleans. I'm 3 minutes slower than last time, but last time was 1/2 power and 1/2 squat cleans.

So, should I be happy? Its progression with the lifts and amount of work(?) but not time. I think its cool. I can't bend my legs.

Comment #126 - Posted by: Kramer at April 12, 2006 10:25 AM

oh yeah:

bwt ~185
Trap bar DL: 275
Bench: 185
CL: 135

Only cleans were broken: 7,3; 5,4; 4,4; 4,3; 5,1.

Comment #127 - Posted by: Kramer at April 12, 2006 10:29 AM

Matt G- Where is this mythical place that you speak of?

Glad to see you back posting more. I guess they've been keeping you busy.

Comment #128 - Posted by: DJ at April 12, 2006 10:33 AM

BW 165

DL - BP - CL
165 - 155 - 115
percentage of BW
100% - 94% - 70%


last time - 23:35

oh well.

Comment #129 - Posted by: John Messano at April 12, 2006 10:39 AM


If you cannot be open-minded enough to accept other's opinions, please skip this post. If you can accept responsible criticism, please continue.

This workout is unrealistic and dangerous. I'm not talking about the exercises, but rather the weight that we are expected to use. Before you scream at me and tell me to adjust the weight, I know...I usually do. However, I don't enjoy doing a workout that has potential to cause injury. If you think I'm whining and not pushing myself, take a minute and look at the weights others are using. Or how some are leaving with sore backs. Very few use the weight prescribed. When most people cannot do a workout as directed, the workout should be adjusted from the coaches end. And beginners are going to end up getting hurt or quit due to frustration.

I've been on this site for 3 months and finished every workout, even when I felt like quitting. So no, I'm not a quitter nor a whiner.

I'm simply stating that in this workout, a more realistic and achievable goal would be to use 1 1/4 bw for deads, bw for bench, and 1/2 bw for cleans.

this is an easy problem to fix.

If you feel the need to belittle me, rip me, or tell me to get off the site, if that makes you feel better, then please feel free to do so. I won't take offense, since I don't know you personally and you don't know me.

Comment #130 - Posted by: calvin at April 12, 2006 10:49 AM


This workout ripped off my head and shat down my throat. I'm looking forward to crushing this time next time around.

Comment #131 - Posted by: David Gladstein at April 12, 2006 10:49 AM

I guess this is another reason to lose some weight. Deadlift-342lbs; Bench 225; Cleans 171.

Comment #132 - Posted by: Nathan Stanley at April 12, 2006 11:00 AM

calvin (#130) - Aim for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll end up with the stars. What I mean is Coach Glassman intentionally makes these workouts a stretch. If everyone can do them as prescribed, then some of the top dogs aren't having to push themselves. When even the top guys are pushing it, you've got a good workout. Smart beginners know to scale it back. If you feel better at 1.25x, 1x, and .5x, then by all means.

Matt G (#124) - I know what you mean. The squat rack is always open (and by always I mean 99% of the time) at my big box and there is a bench press right by the squat rack that is away from the main area, plus an extra bar sitting off in the corner. It's like someone went in and said "let's set it up like this in case some crazy guy wants to do deadlifts, bench press, and cleans together".

Comment #133 - Posted by: Scott Kustes at April 12, 2006 11:02 AM

What a stud I am! Sure I cut the deadlift weight in half, broke most sets, and finished in twice as much time as most folks, but I am thrilled with the improvement.

Bwt: 185
DL: 135
BP: 185
Clean: 135

Total time: 46:59.

All bench and clean sets broke into 2 sets except 4 thru 1 (last 5 sets).

I will remember Linda most as the WOD when my clean technique finally started to jell. Even when fatigued, I was still able to drop under the bar where I would have previously quit, or reverted to power cleans.

Lastly, 185 and 135 were near max lifts in BP and Clean two months ago. I couldn't have previously imagined lifting each 55 times in a single workout so soon. Party on!

Comment #134 - Posted by: tom diehl at April 12, 2006 11:07 AM

DNF even as modified at 185-165-95. BW: 179; YOA:57 Felt my back tighten up and aborted the mission. Gotta know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. Hopefully, I'll be good to go for tomorrow.

Comment #135 - Posted by: john wopat at April 12, 2006 11:08 AM

I have said this before and I will say it again. Form before weight. Before attempting heavy anything make sure you have taken the time to learn how to do the movement.

This is not the school yard where we are trying to do a who is strong like bull, smart like cement truck contest.

If you think you may have problems than don't waste time, go to the forum and post up. Try to find somone near you who is a good strength coach to help you out.

That is actually more productive and you might learn something new.

Comment #136 - Posted by: ChrisM at April 12, 2006 11:08 AM

Team Fallujah

Gunner: BW 215
Deadlift 240
Bench 165
Clean 125


Capt S: BW 205
Deadlift 135
Bench 135
Clean 105

35:00 +

first WOD I've ever scaled, sure am glad I did.

Comment #137 - Posted by: Gunner at April 12, 2006 11:11 AM

Great workout. I had to cut it short after the round of 4 because my boss starts watching out his door for me to walk by after a while.

Paired it back quite a bit and used an empty bar for cleans because my form is just *terrible*. . even with an empty bar.

dl: 135->195
bench: 135->225
clean: empty bar

7 rounds in about 25 minutes.

I was also tutoring a new guy (newer than me) for the first time. Had him on very light weight and empty bars, just working on form. He's the first suck .. er. . champ to read WOD and go with me anyway. We'll see if he's back tomorrow.

Comment #138 - Posted by: Chris J at April 12, 2006 11:18 AM


Time 12:11

Yes, I probably overscaled the weight, but that's OK for my 3rd week of this insanity!
Pass the Chocolate Milk!

Comment #139 - Posted by: MikeH at April 12, 2006 11:19 AM

Ok, so what was I thining that I would just head out for a run my first day after this workout. What a humbling experience!!!! It was so great and I recovered quickly and feel good. Very fun to be part of this!!!!!!

Comment #140 - Posted by: Kristin at April 12, 2006 11:20 AM

mitch see message board under workout of the day..

Comment #141 - Posted by: dennyy at April 12, 2006 11:25 AM

Calvin (#130)...you're being a wuss, and worse than that you're deflecting makng a responsible choice from the individual athlete to Coach. In point of fact, there are plenty of people who can do this workout (Linda) as prescribed or heavier at a smokin' rate.

It is absurdly well known that people new to working out...or new to CF...NEED to scale the WODs. CF is for everyone...but that doesn't mean that everyone will be able to work at the same rate...especially when you've got some very fit people who've been around for awhile going side-by-side with people who've just arrived and haven't ever really been into working out. But catering to the lowest common denominator IS NOT what CF is about. The name says it all:

"CrossFit: Forging Elite Fitness"

Pay attention...it's "Elite" fitness. "Elite" being the class you will reach given time, patience and hard work. You will not be "Elite" after your first day, first week or first month here...you may not even be "Elite" after your first year. But you will learn to work harder than you thought you could (or you'll leave) and you will learn what you can and can't do (which means you'll learn to scale properly...either heavier or lighter).

I hesitate to speculate how many people are now getting the workout from the site each day. But you can't possibly expect Coach to cater to each of them individually. And personally I don't want to waste time at a place that caters to the LCD...winners don't "aim low". If you, or anyone else, feels that a particular workout is just too much...then scale it back to suit your particular capabilites. You know...like a responsible, intelligent person would.

Comment #142 - Posted by: Matt G. at April 12, 2006 11:25 AM

Good afternoon to all, I currently do not have access to a bench, only one bar. What is a good sub. for bench. Push up/dips?

Thank you

Comment #143 - Posted by: Carlos V at April 12, 2006 11:26 AM

Calvin...I'd also love to hear you explain precisely why/how you decided that a DL of 125% and a clean of 50% are the "correct" numbers to be working at. Why is that? Is it because that's where you're comfortable working?

Seriously...what's your rationale?

Comment #144 - Posted by: Matt G. at April 12, 2006 11:30 AM

BW- 175

Time- 27:34
DL- 185
BP- 155
CLN- 95

Comment #145 - Posted by: mark r at April 12, 2006 11:31 AM

BW 190
DL: 285lb
BP: 190lb
Clean: 142lb
Time: 40:00

I was going to take an off day, but I couldnt resist. DLs broke me off...in a good way.

Comment #146 - Posted by: jc7 at April 12, 2006 11:31 AM

Carlos, sub a pushing movement of your choice. See below, I subbed a combo of handstand pushups and standing "Arnold" presses.

WOD Modified:

BW 177#

*DL 189.5#
*(no bench to BP on) 1 HSPU followed by 10 25# standing DB neutral-grip full-ROM presses, 1 HSPU followed by 9 25# presses, etc....
*Clean 76#

Aren't the hard workouts the best, though?

Comment #147 - Posted by: Garrett Smith at April 12, 2006 11:32 AM

#143, Carlos, post the question up on the forum. You will get better info.

Didn't post yesterday so,

10k trail run 45 min

Added on in the afternoon the following:

power cleanx15 and sit upsx20 for 5
Pull ups x5, dips x3 wall ballx 20 for 6 times

Plus did a 2 hour night MTB ride.

Now on to todays fun.

Comment #148 - Posted by: ChrisM at April 12, 2006 11:36 AM

back from 5 day vacation (only worked out once)

3 x CFWUs (-dips)


BW = 180
DL = 270
BP = 180
Cs = 135

10 & 9 round and first two pulls of 8 with 270#, then dropped to 225# for remainder to avoid a tweaked back

time = 1:08.41.68 (the DLs killed my time...all broken sets)

second time (didn't time it the first go) with the b#$ch, Linda and she smoked my ass, literally, my glutes are going to be sore tomorrow...this is my nemesis WOD

Comment #149 - Posted by: Geoff B at April 12, 2006 11:39 AM

A good day to only weigh 135. Still had to scale the weights but getting closer each time. Well, mostly closer... Deadlifts were going well at 120% of BW until lightning struck my low back in the middle of the second set, so I took the weight down to 1x and slowly continued on, which worked for a while. Had to stop again and walk it off (stopped the clock also) then finished. 31:02 PLUS the time for the walk break.

Prediction: tomorrow is the girl whose dimensions are 100-100-100-100 (I'm terrible with names).

Comment #150 - Posted by: Cole at April 12, 2006 11:41 AM

cfwu x3

Actual bwt. 200
Linda bwt. 155
Time: 30:34 (PR by 8:30!)

Comment #151 - Posted by: Bob Cornute at April 12, 2006 11:45 AM

Linda loves me - NOT!

Deadlift 215
Bench Press 165
Squat Clean 115

One bar - done in the rack; killed my time from 5 down. Somewhat of a functional exercise in itself - juggling 25lb plates, eyes half blind and stinging from sweat in a dizzy state of gasping euphoria - trying not to mash the fingers and toes...

BWT at 190 going in... But I think half my mass was left in a liquified ring around the rack. Watch your step!


Comment #152 - Posted by: Chris in Ottawa at April 12, 2006 11:48 AM

BW: 185

Deaddies: 185lbs (1x bw)
Bench: 135lbs (.73x bw)
Cleans: 95 lbs (.51x bw) - power cleans after round of 6

Time: 21:57

Go heavier next time, still gassed after this one.

Comment #153 - Posted by: jared b at April 12, 2006 11:56 AM

Mitch and Carlos,
If I had one bar to work with I would set it up for Clean. I would sub (have subbed) in 4xpush-ups or push-ups with your feet elevated for BP. Then I'd look for something heavy to deadlift. A rock, a sandbag, a bag of quickcrete, a tire, a neighbor kid...anything. With that, you're ready to rock.

I have 2 bars and Julie hustled to help me change weight between deadlift and bench press. She's the coolest!

Comment #154 - Posted by: Chris Jordan at April 12, 2006 11:58 AM

Calvin (post#130)

I respect your point and I am not attacking what you said.

My point is just a bit different.

1.Linda as prescribed is tough...vey tough.

2. We are not "expected" to do anything. It is very hard to come up with a daily workout that will challenge almost anyone.Consider what is writen as a suggestion or goal.
Adjust weights accordingly. Point 1.3 on the FAQ.If someone fails to read it(along with all of the other free information presented by the Glassmans and co.) then they probably do not have much of an understanding of what crossfit is to begin with.

3.If a new exerciser or even a lot of intermediate exercisers looked at todays wod and atttempted it as written they would undoubtedly be in big big trouble. Personally I spent more than two months going through the motions and trying to learn or re-learn proper technique before even attempting a WOD as rx'd. I am still learning after more than one year.

I read somewhere that this program is like a long on ramp to a distant and exceptional location. People should get on the ramp,be patient and understand that after a while(probably a long while) they will arrive at the other end.

When an athlete becomes closer to full development they should (but not neccessarily)be able to complete Linda as rx'd. That is a work that may be years in progress for some folks. One has to recognize their limitations and adhere to them or they will end up injured, bottom line.

4. Nowhere upon entering the CF site does it say"now that you are here you must do exactly what is written in the WOD box or you suck."
It is as it should be; an independant choice. Either do the WOD, modify it or DO NOT DO THE WOD.

It seems like everything in the world these days requires a waiver to be signed before participating. Recognizing one's own limitations and taking responsibility for one's actions/choices seems to have been trumped by the ability to blame someone else for their own stupid behavior. Making choices and accepting the consequences is going by thew wayside. IMO there is loads of free info available on this site to keep most people out of harm's way.
With a little patience and judgement people should do alright for themselves.

BTW, I am not targetting Calvin, I am just spewing in general.

Heading back to my hovel now.

Happy training.

Comment #155 - Posted by: bradw at April 12, 2006 12:03 PM

Looks like Matt G beat me to it.

Comment #156 - Posted by: bradw at April 12, 2006 12:06 PM

# 140 - Calvin,

You are right. this workout in particular, attempted as prescribed, is very dangerous and may cause an injury to one's back. especially for a beginner. so be careful. right? it is prudent to focus mightly on form when picking up heavy weights.

as instructed in the "start here" tab, CF beginner's should scale the WOD. ramp up.

if you can barely Deadlift 250 lbs for 1 rep, then don't try doing it for 55 reps.

doing the workout as prescribed is unrealistic for many, ok, most, but not all.

I firmly believe that Coach knows exactly what he's doing. the WOD's are designed to punish even the most elite athletes.

Comment #157 - Posted by: John Messano at April 12, 2006 12:06 PM

Linda 16:51:95

Dropped weight down a bit.

That hurt, didn't meet pukie though met his relative naseau. Though wasn't fun after doing power cleans yesterda.Bbut who said this was supposed to be easy?

Comment #158 - Posted by: ChrisM at April 12, 2006 12:06 PM

Excellent workout!

Linda all loads 90% as rx'd
bw: 145


Comment #159 - Posted by: DanMiller at April 12, 2006 12:17 PM

"Linda" bwt=186#
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps of the triplet:
Deadlift: 280# (1.5x)
Bench press: 185# (1x)
Clean:135# (0.7x)
previous 10/21/2005 with same #-age was 38:43

Comment #160 - Posted by: jdg at April 12, 2006 12:29 PM

Chris Jordan, great idea. I have enought weight for dead and cleans. I just don't have a bench. I will take you advice and modify it with push up. Basically multiply reps by 4, feet elevated.
Again, thanks.

P.S. The workout is insane, but so is life. Enjoy :-)

Comment #161 - Posted by: Carlos V at April 12, 2006 12:29 PM

First Linda

BW 165
DL 225
BP 165
Cleans 115


Most of the cleans were not "deep" but getting lower and better

Comment #162 - Posted by: SteveMD at April 12, 2006 12:33 PM

"Linda" as Rx'd baby:

Justin, BW = 225

Deadlift - 335 lbs.
Bench Press - 225 lbs.
Clean - 170 lbs.

Time = 47:45

Russ, BW = 205

Deadlift - 310 lbs.
Bench Press - 205 lbs.
Clean - 155 lbs.

Time = 42:37

My body is hurtin...bloodied up and exhausted

Comment #163 - Posted by: Justin/Russ in Sarnia, Ont. at April 12, 2006 12:35 PM


BW 125
Deadlift - 100 lbs
Bench press - 75 lbs
Clean - 55 lbs (full squat cleans)

Need to increase weight next time!

Comment #164 - Posted by: Maggie at April 12, 2006 12:45 PM

One comments:
1. My computer is telling that this website contains suspicious content. ...A suspicious website may contain typical characteristics of phishing websites. I don't believe any of this, but thought someone on here might find the information useful.

Scaled Linda:

Warmup: 2mile run (nice outside - I couldn't resist)

Bwt: 190lbs
Deadlift: 111lbs (miscalculated, but it was plenty difficult!!)
Bench: 135lbs
Clean: 111lbs

DL: 58%, BP: 71%, Clean: 58%

Time: 29:28

Comment #165 - Posted by: JasonS at April 12, 2006 12:45 PM

WOD: 20 minutes (10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1)

Light weights. Wanted to keep moving. Still sore from Cindy:
Bench (85)
Dead lift (85)
Cleans (45)

Added to the mix: Inclined sit-ups as well

Comment #166 - Posted by: Colleen at April 12, 2006 12:47 PM

In response to Charlie's question from yesterday. Yes I'm from the Epic Camp website.

Comment #167 - Posted by: ChrisM at April 12, 2006 12:49 PM

190 bw, DL 150.bench press 150, cleans 100lbs I was real careful with the cleans,till I started CF never did olys, my technique is horrible and don't want to hurt myself through ignorance. Time 39.09 lots of that was wasted due to having to walk through the gym

Comment #168 - Posted by: jeff at April 12, 2006 1:07 PM

Matt G (#142).

Great "tough love" post. It was to the point without being unduly harsh. I appreciate having you advanced members active on the message board to correct misconceptions about the program. It helps us all and prevents these sorts of understandable (but wrong) misconceptions.

Comment #169 - Posted by: Mark Brinton at April 12, 2006 1:19 PM

new only my second day so not as prescribed ...
a bit light esp. the deadlifts, and i am sure my form was lacking.

DL:185 thru 6 and 135 from 5-1

Time:36 minutes (i think i did the 4s twice)

Comment #170 - Posted by: jesse at April 12, 2006 1:20 PM

DL = 245
BP = 155
squat cleans = 105
BW = 167
This is almost 9 minutes faster than last time, with 10 more pounds on DL and BP and 5 more on cleans. It was weird, yesterday I did a workout with cleans and had trouble doing squat cleans with 95, today 105 was no problem (well, hard, but not a deal). The only difference was today I wore shoes and yesterday I didn't. Maybe I should get weightlifting shoes.

Comment #171 - Posted by: Sam L at April 12, 2006 1:24 PM

Dead lift 255 rds 10-8, then 195

Bench 165

Cleans 95

Bodyweight 185, Time 56:29

I feel like shite. But I finished.

Comment #172 - Posted by: b ring at April 12, 2006 1:28 PM

BW 210

DL 205, BP 175, Cleans from floor w\o squat 135

Approx 40:00 (no stopwatch)

Comment #173 - Posted by: fireman_rick at April 12, 2006 1:35 PM

BW 190

DL 275 BP 185 CL 135 -- mostly ugly!

44 min.

Comment #174 - Posted by: stryker at April 12, 2006 1:38 PM

This was my first day and I loved it. My cousine tourned me on to it. I have a jacked up wrist so I substituted front squats for cleans.
FS:185LBS first 2 sets then 135 for the rest
Time:30 minutes

Comment #175 - Posted by: zman40 at April 12, 2006 1:40 PM

MattG - smoking times the last 2 days-keep rolling brother

Comment #176 - Posted by: JeffT at April 12, 2006 1:43 PM

RE: comment #130
Calvin makes a good point, at the very least an good word of caution. I find myslef often getting overzealous after seeing other people's times and weights, wanting to push myself harder than maybe I should. But like any physical training program, you have find that fine line between putting out and hurting yourself. Any workout has the potential to be dangerous, just use common sense.

Linda is a great indicator of overall strength vs bodyweight. Cant wait to get into the gym tonight and find out where I'm at.

Comment #177 - Posted by: willski at April 12, 2006 1:46 PM

I just love this WOD, because I don't belong to a gym nor own more than my Oly bar. Thus, I get to do a workout I missed or one I like better.

I was going to do my fave, Helen, but decided to do Cindy, instead.

This was my first time with Cindy where I did full-body pushups v. knee push-ups. I thought Cindy was full of love and kindness. but the wench abused me to now end. Normally I have to pay extra for that kind of action, but today, she comp'd me a freebie. I hate her.

7 rounds + 5 pullups + 9 pushups.

I dropped about 1/2 of the rounds from last time (14), but the increased work load of the full pushups made up for it.

Comment #178 - Posted by: TimW at April 12, 2006 1:47 PM

That Sucked!!!!

as rx'd 31:10

squat clean-145

Comment #179 - Posted by: brent colson at April 12, 2006 1:48 PM

WOD-Body weight=165
Deadlifts @ 1.5 x bw= 247.5lbs-used 250lbs
Cleans @ .75 x bw= 123.75lbs-used 130lbs
Bench @ bw= 165lbs-used 165lbs
Total time was 27:22

Comment #180 - Posted by: Justin Spicher at April 12, 2006 1:52 PM


185# dl
115# clean
155-145# bp

Comment #181 - Posted by: brendan melville at April 12, 2006 1:54 PM

First date with Linda and barely got to second base. Had to decrease weight on bench to 205lbs. and deadlifts/cleans to 110lbs. Only did set of 10, then 7 on down. Punished myself with 4 quarter mile sprints after.

Comment #182 - Posted by: klr at April 12, 2006 1:54 PM

Body Weight 157
Dead Lift 220
Bench Press 155
Squat Cleans 110


The last time I did this I used 155 pounds for the dead lift.

This is much closer than I have ever come to full weight, and much faster than I have ever done it.

I will add the 12 pounds to the DL, the 2 pounds to the BP and the 6 pounds to the Cleans to make it full weight next time.

Comment #183 - Posted by: Ahmik at April 12, 2006 1:58 PM

what a day. made it a great workout but had to scale the weight down.

time: 50:00

BW: 230LBS

DL:used 135lbs for first two, then 185, then 205, finshed with 225 for last 4 sets.

bench: 135 for first two, 185, 205, 225 similar to above

clean: 135 whole way through

Comment #184 - Posted by: scott at April 12, 2006 1:58 PM

JeffT, thanks for the kind compliment man...I appreciate it. Definitely been feeling it for the past few days, hopefully I can keep on this roll for awhile.

Comment #185 - Posted by: Matt G. at April 12, 2006 1:59 PM

Ahmik in da house!!! Good to see you man. Nice work today.

Comment #186 - Posted by: Matt G. at April 12, 2006 2:01 PM


Bradford: BW 170
Deadlifts: 175, increased gradually to 205
BP: 45# Dumbells, double reps, then a set of 7 reps of 135#
Cleans: Power, 115 increased gradually to 135

Troy: BW 170
Deadlifts: 175, decreased gradually to 155
BP: 155#, then a set of 9 reps of 205 at the end
Cleans: Power, 115 increased gradually to 125

First Linda, tough to find the right weight. We'll know better next time

Comment #187 - Posted by: Bradford at April 12, 2006 2:04 PM

BW=180, 1st Linda, scaled to 75% and glad I did. PLENTY of work for me at this stage.


Bit of negativity around today.
Worked with a paraplegic colleage yesterday. Bet he'd love to have the opportunity to run 10k or try a scaled-back Linda.

I know it will take me years to get to where I want to be with these WOD's. What's the hurry folks? Challenge yourselves in this format and be grateful for the opportunity.

Thanks to all involved in Crossfit. Checking in and taking my modest crack at the WOD's has become an important part of my day.


Comment #188 - Posted by: Mark Sampson at April 12, 2006 2:13 PM

Due to time and equipment constraints, executed the "Nancy" WoD today in ~30:00 as Rx'd.
- Modified CF warm-up.
- Medball situps.

Comment #189 - Posted by: Brand at April 12, 2006 2:15 PM

is it better to scale the weight down and decrease your rest time or do it as rx'd and still try to get through it. case in point I can deadlift 1.5 my bodyweight maybe 8 times fresh. Is it ok to do eight. rest. finish out the last two then move on, and so on through out the workout

Comment #190 - Posted by: Dave at April 12, 2006 2:16 PM

Scaled back since I just came off of a 3 day fast.

Deadlift: 185
Bench press: 185(10) 135 (9-5) 155 (4-1)
Clean: Squat substitute 135 (my gym hates it when I do powerlifting moves)

26 minutes

After two months on CrossFit, this was my third time to puke.

Comment #191 - Posted by: Ven at April 12, 2006 2:24 PM

36:19, drained
BW 185, as rx 275 dl, 185 bp, 135 cl

Comment #192 - Posted by: dan colson at April 12, 2006 2:24 PM

Dave, break sets and rest as needed. As for decreasing weight to get through it, that's up to you and your form.

Comment #193 - Posted by: Scott Kustes at April 12, 2006 2:26 PM

Dave (#190): It's your call. If you can do 8, and then finish the last two with no more than a minute's rest, then you could do that. But, if it would take 5 minutes to continue, or if doing that combination means that the set of 9 or the set of 8 (which will be coming up shortly) are now death marches, then no, the weight is too heavy. Scale it back to the point where you can do 10 and not feel like you're going to die (for me, that feeling comes on the set of 7 . . . it gets easier from that point forward).

Comment #194 - Posted by: davidjwood at April 12, 2006 2:28 PM

bw 165# rx'd

cleans-115 (didn't pay attention when I put the weights on)

Calvin if you think that Linda is dangerous...than I bet you consider Crossfit suicide...

I know I read these everyday, but I just feel compelled to tell my story...I'm 22 years old and I wrestled in high school and for a year in college. I thought I was in the best shape of my life back than, and I was in damn good shape. Crossfit has now shown me what it means to be in real shape. I ran the 10k for the first time yesturday and I haven't ran that long in 5 years. This website has given me the drive to use my athletic ability to its fullest and I'm looking to go into the Navy just to become a Seal and when I make it through it I will owe so much of my accomplishment to this website. I'm not trying to sound cocky, just feel like the only thing that would hold me back would be my mind and not my body. Thanks and keep them dangerous workouts coming. The more people complain about them the more I like them.

Josh Bridges

Comment #195 - Posted by: bridges at April 12, 2006 2:30 PM


time on above is 19min and 38 sec


Comment #196 - Posted by: Bridges at April 12, 2006 2:32 PM

CrossFit Killarney:

5 Rounds:
shuttle run
5 L pull ups
10 toes to bar
15 squats

Jeff and Keegan

Comment #197 - Posted by: Jeff at April 12, 2006 2:47 PM

David and Scott. Thanks guys

Comment #198 - Posted by: Dave at April 12, 2006 2:48 PM

bw 182

dumbbell bench press - 85 lbs
cleans - 135 lbs
all sets broken

Comment #199 - Posted by: damian at April 12, 2006 2:57 PM

just a touch lighter than prescribed in 20.52.

only access to two bars so the weight changing meant it was never going to be a pr today.
bw 138

deadlift 185 (20lb lighter than it should be)
bench 135 about right
clean 95 (7lb light)

the effort of changing plates is really not welcome during this.

Comment #200 - Posted by: markb at April 12, 2006 3:00 PM

225 deadlift
185 bench
135 clean
53.50 time

Comment #201 - Posted by: dm south shore at April 12, 2006 3:06 PM




By far the hardest workout I've done, already messed up, tomorrow will be interesting.

Comment #202 - Posted by: Brtna at April 12, 2006 3:07 PM

I do appreciate the criticism of my post. Maybe MattG is correct -

Maybe I am a wuss. With 9 years of law enforcement in a major city, 18 years of working out and staying in shape, travelling to different parts of the world on my own - maybe I'm a wuss.

However, as I stated before - check out the weights that people are using compared to their bodyweight. I simply stated that the weights (not the workout) were unrealistic. IN MY OPINION - the workout should state "Use a weight that challenges you, but still allows good form".

I knew some people would attack me personally - but that's their problem, not mine.

I'll continue doing the workouts - and using weights I know I can handle.

I'd like to hear what Coach has to say about the weights he chose and why.

Comment #203 - Posted by: Calvin at April 12, 2006 3:12 PM

time 22:26

Deadlift 120kg
Clean 60kg
Bench press 2 x 25kg dumbbels

My bench sucks. And my hip flexors were really sore from the run yesterday so power cleaned my way through Linda today

Comment #204 - Posted by: DavidE at April 12, 2006 3:27 PM

Ive been doing this stuff for over a year now and have seen some pretty amazing in all areas. But this workout still makes me wish i never heard of Crossfit. Then I remind myself of the saying on the T-shirt "It doesnt have to be fun to be fun"

Great workout loved every painful second. Had to scale the weight which makes me mad but managed to stay away from pukie always a plus when Linda knocks on the door.

BW: 240
10, 9 : DL-315, B-245, C-145
8-1 DL: 295, B-185, C-145


Comment #205 - Posted by: Jeremiah at April 12, 2006 3:37 PM

BWT 165, 51:04 as rxed. Over 10 mins slower than my best. Linda is more work than most people do in a year. In fact, I've often wondered exactly how much work is done during these workouts. Any physicists want to make an estimate? I'll start a thread on the message board.

Comment #206 - Posted by: Dan M at April 12, 2006 3:47 PM

Incline Dumbells-55 (highest I have; working with one bar)

39:00 even

Comment #207 - Posted by: Phil C at April 12, 2006 3:48 PM

26: 45

BW 170
DL 198 1st 2 rounds, then 180
BP 110
Clean 88

10 minutes faster with more weight!

Comment #208 - Posted by: Dan MacD at April 12, 2006 3:50 PM

Second day with Crossfit, male, 24 years old, 190 lbs. 18 minutes flat with linda, almost killed me??

Comment #209 - Posted by: C.K. at April 12, 2006 3:50 PM

Calvin, I don't think you're a wuss, and I thank you for your service as a police officer. I certainly *always* look forward to Coach's posts, so I'll be interested in hearing what he has to say, if he chooses to comment.

I think the criticism you're getting isn't from your proposal that people should use less weight than the "Rx" for this workout.

As you noted, many people do exactly that. And your statement: "Use a weight that challenges you, but still allows good form" is a fine wording of a constant CF theme.

I think what's offending some of us is the manner in which you seemed to say that it was CrossFit's responsibility to save the unfit and the unwise from their own stupidity.

I just don't buy that. CF advises to scale the weights appropriately to your own current condition in a thousand places around the site. It's a constant drumbeat in the official "content", and in the discussions in the comments and message boards. A person would have to be willfully ignorant not to see it.

Furthermore, CrossFit is blatantly clear that this program is about establishing a very high level of fitness (yes, "elite" fitness) that is NOT for everyone (at least not on day one).

The idea that CF is somehow required to put a warning label on EVERY SINGLE WORKOUT because someone is, well, stupid enough to misjudge his own capacity is offensive. We see posts two or three times / year to this effect: "Where's my completely structured beginner program that specifies every rep of every set for the first 200 workouts? You people OWE it to me . . ." I'm sorry, but I think that people who make this kind of accusation are basically announcing their unreadiness for adult responsibility.

CrossFit requires that people take responsibility for their own fitness, including making appropriate adjustments for their condition level. It's harsh . . . just like the rest of the world.

Your comment seemed to say that CF *shouldn't* put out the 1.5x, 1.0x and 0.75x BW targets as the prescription and let those who can, do it.

Incidentally, I'm 50, work at a desk job and am pretty sedentary . . . but yeah, I can do this one "as Rx'd" . . . which I would NEVER have done if CrossFit hadn't held it out there for me as a challenge. Why do you want to deny people the opportunity to be challenged in that way?

Comment #210 - Posted by: davidjwood at April 12, 2006 3:52 PM

took just over 37 min for two of us to do it

Comment #211 - Posted by: Mike at April 12, 2006 3:54 PM

Yes Calvin...you are being a wuss. 9 years as a LEO and 18 years of "working out"...sorry, but in and of themselves those things do not mean you're not a wuss.

18 years of "working out"...have led you to a place where you can't do Linda as designated. I'd say you probably weren't investing your time wisely.

Comment #212 - Posted by: Matt G. at April 12, 2006 3:57 PM

I do agree that the weight seems very high for the average workout guy, but then again I have never seen someone do 100 pullups, then 100 pushups, 100 situps and 100 squats either. Everyone who starts on crossfit should read the faq and does say: scale the weight, so - as always - people who read are smarter. (like the parents say: if someone tells you to jump off a building, you don't jump off the building, because you know better).
As for form, as long as someone does not have the ability to keep the correct form (and here I could critizice some of the videos, where the participants substitute form for speed - tztztz), he/she should work on that form - that should be basic knowledge.

Possible solution for 1-bar Linda:
Load the bar with the desired clean weight and put clamps on the weight, now add (preferably smaller) weights to add up the deadlift weight. And use dumbbells (as opposed to olympic bar) for bench press.

Comment #213 - Posted by: juro at April 12, 2006 3:59 PM

bwt 235 scaled back weight
deadlift 225
bench press 225
hang power clean 135
total time: 25:20
first time really timing myself and it felt tough but great to finish.
i think "linda" would be the perfect girl for chuck norris to bring home to mom.

Comment #214 - Posted by: brian t at April 12, 2006 4:04 PM

BW 189 (and falling :-))

Time 24:08
DL - 185
BP - 135
CL - 95

This was the most winded I have ever been while lifting weights.

Comment #215 - Posted by: jfett at April 12, 2006 4:07 PM

bw 190 19:50
started off as rx'd..
scaled down dl to 225 after set 6, felt as though my form was failing.
time could have been better if I had three bars,.... had to change my weight from clean to dead lifts.

this has to be the toughest workout besides 'annie are you ok?" I'm jello

Comment #216 - Posted by: Kris Kepler at April 12, 2006 4:27 PM

Had to scale it back. Bursitus in my 50 year shoulders is really krimping my style but I just can't stop this Crossfit after being on for 2 months.

BW 215
DL 245
BP 165
CL 125


Comment #217 - Posted by: jdavid at April 12, 2006 4:27 PM

19 min.
DL=45Lb. dumbells
swiss ball bench=45Lb. dumbells
CLEAN= 45Lb. dumbells

2nd crossfit workout. Couldnt make it to the gym today, had to use what I had at home(not much). Felt like a good workout but could have used a lot more weight for the deadlift, and a bit more for the bench.

Comment #218 - Posted by: Jeff Dale at April 12, 2006 4:27 PM

BW 196
35 min.
DL - 185
BP - 155
CL - 95

Comment #219 - Posted by: Rick A at April 12, 2006 4:28 PM

BW: 170
Deadlift: 255
Bench Press: 170
Clean: 125

If I went any slower I would need a calendar instead of a stopwatch. Another killer workout!

Comment #220 - Posted by: willski at April 12, 2006 4:33 PM

dead lift: 275
bench press: 185
cleans: 135


Comment #221 - Posted by: gmack at April 12, 2006 4:44 PM

As written...33:54
More than 4 minutes faster than last time

BW 163
DL 245
BP 165
CL 125

Deadlifts and Squat cleans broken, Bench press un-broken.

Comment #222 - Posted by: Mel Jenkins at April 12, 2006 4:49 PM

only had 30 mins to work out so did quicky linda
could not set up 3 bars so did 2 bars with weight change.
bw 210
dl 185
bp 185
cleans 115
reps as follows 5,4,3,2,1,1,2,3

Comment #223 - Posted by: jay s at April 12, 2006 4:50 PM


I am SWAT officer. I appreciate your concern. However, Your comment of the wieght being unrealistic is like saying the training for SWAT is unrealistic for the new cop... Agreed. But SWAT isn't for the novice or the average who are not willing or not interested in being excellent. I have been training for 18 years now. Crossfit for 4 months. Best shape I have ever been in. Stay safe and be careful.

Comment #224 - Posted by: gmack at April 12, 2006 4:55 PM



Linda - DL:285,BP:190,SC:145 (lbs)

Only one bar in the garage stinks at times like this, ... most of my time spent on plate changes.

Good luck in your training,


Comment #225 - Posted by: Kevin Rogers at April 12, 2006 4:57 PM

CFWUx2 with ring dips and muscle-up practice
DL=100lbs(up 5lbs)
BP=Started with 70, had some pain in my elbow and backed down to 65lbs(same as last time)
cleans=55lbs(up 5lbs)

time=34:15 (up from last time..i think it could have been faster...was having issues with my elbow and had to experiment with different weight before settling on 65lbs, but otherwise felt great)

Comment #226 - Posted by: Krista J. at April 12, 2006 4:59 PM

WOW!! What an insane workout...I had to bump the weights down to ensure correct form...I haven't done deadlifts and cleans in a while.

Deadlift: 145
Bench: 75
Clean: 75

Time: 28:07

I was really nervous about this workout. I didn't really know where I should start, but I think I found a good weight and will try increasing them the next time "Linda" comes around.

This was only my fourth crossfit workout and I am feeling so good (but so sore!!!)...it feels so great to be challenged so much!! Thanks everyone for all of the support and info!!

Comment #227 - Posted by: HPeterson at April 12, 2006 5:02 PM

B/w 76.2kg
B/f 11.7%

Maximum in 20 minutes: 50kg bench; 50kg clean; 70kg deadlift. 10,9,8,7,6,5,4 (bench and deadlift). Good weight, get closer to completion next time.

Comment #228 - Posted by: Matt Townsend at April 12, 2006 5:17 PM

1 hr 3 min
only had 2 bars so I probably could have been sub 1 hr
300# dl
200# BP (bw)
150# Cleans (after round 6 mixed)

1st time finishing. Woo Hoo!

Comment #229 - Posted by: Chrispy at April 12, 2006 5:18 PM


Man up dude!!! I have been a Cop for 10 years (5 SWAT) and now a febbie for 4 (2 SWAT). The standard is the standard. Should we start lowering the qualifications for every officer who cannot shoot their weapons because they cannot meet the standard? No!! Should we tell them, Hey just shoot your best and as long as you work hard it will be o.k….No!! Do you think for a second that the next time you meet a felon in a dark alley and you are the only thing between his freedom and jail he will say Okay you tried hard so I will go peacefully.

I thought I was in shape until I started doing this stuff. My scores were way low compared to some of the monsters that post here. My training partner has been out to train with Coach and we push each other everyday. He tells me every day, “Hey, that was good but Josh E., Greg A., Annie, or Mat G. did it in… so work harder!!!" At 165 BW I am now able to do most WODs but I am not quite able to do “Linda”. Calvin,,, I think you are close. You are using the Kool-Aid as mouthwash. Swallow it. Life will improve.

Team Fallujah, Good job guys!!!

Coach---Thanks!!!! Ted is killing me!!!

Comment #230 - Posted by: RB at April 12, 2006 5:24 PM

BW 162 lbs
DL 225
BP 165
Cleans 95
Time 30 minutes
This was a first attempt for me

Comment #231 - Posted by: Matt Roodzant at April 12, 2006 5:27 PM

What is it about Crossfit that forces you to drag yourself to the gym and do a work out of the caliber of Linda when you know she is going to woop you hard.

If I had known early enough that Linda wa on the menu for today I wouldn't have gone snowboarding. Between snowboarding and yesterdays 10k my legs were jello. On top of that I've got a repritory infection of some nature. I'm an idiot!!!

I should have quit Linda after the first round. My ego wouldn't let me. After the second round I was spent. After the third round blood was pouring down my leg. 35 minutes later Linda was history. I won again, but it was a victory I'll probably regret tomorrow. Thank God for massages.

bw 165, dl 225, bench 165, ground to full squat cleans 120#.

Linda I can't wait to see you again. Next time I'll be rested.

Comment #232 - Posted by: Jim D. at April 12, 2006 5:28 PM

BW 210 Scaled weights to DL 175, BP 155, Cleans 125. 29 mins. Will do more, better.

Comment #233 - Posted by: groon at April 12, 2006 5:29 PM

BW: 150lbs
DL: 225lbs
BP: 155lbs
Cleans: 115lbs
Time: 18:14 as RX

Comment #234 - Posted by: critical hill at April 12, 2006 5:31 PM

As rx'd 26:30 that is over a 10 min improvement since Jan and went heavier on DL's. Now for the bad news 90% of my cleans were power cleans. My squat cleans are much more comftable but when push comes to shove I unfortunately default to power cleans. Body weight 183 lbs
DL 255(1.48%) Bench Press 185 Cleans 135 (74%) All sets of DL's and cleans broken above 5 reps.

Comment #235 - Posted by: AJonusas at April 12, 2006 5:33 PM

BW 140#
1RM DL 215#
Linda @ DL 145# / BP 145# / Clean 105#

This is one of my favorite workouts!

Comment #236 - Posted by: carney at April 12, 2006 5:37 PM

Bwt: 205
DL: 310 lbs
BP: 205 lbs
Cleans: 155 lbs
Time: 34:52 as Rx'd

Comment #237 - Posted by: Andy W. at April 12, 2006 5:39 PM

Bw: 172
Age: 50
Deadlift: 175#
Bench Press: 115# (should have done 135#)
Clean: 100# (should have done 115#)

"The journey to strength is a slow, leaky boat ride..." or something to that effect.

Total Time: 30:59

Comment #238 - Posted by: Mark Brinton at April 12, 2006 5:48 PM

The student act is way too crowded to do this wod, so we ended up doing Cindy.

Matt: 5 pullups into 16 or 17. I lost count.
Mike: 13
Derek: 13 + 2 pullups. Just wanted to outdo mike.

We also met another crossfit'r at the track. We're trying to convince him to come over and put up a 500m row time. Yes, that's a callout nick.

Comment #239 - Posted by: Matt Laney at April 12, 2006 5:48 PM

bw 270
age 33
had to scale the weight,

dl 275
bp 205
cl 155
time 32:21

first time with linda, every wod is a new challenge, I think I like this

Comment #240 - Posted by: josh at April 12, 2006 5:55 PM

I was told about cross fit through a friend, I just start this week what i week to start on. Is there any gyms near Boston, Mass.

10k 34:30mins

time 37:25 I thought it was an okay for the three bars of death thanks Linda

Comment #241 - Posted by: David at April 12, 2006 5:59 PM

David (#241)...you're totally in luck. You've got Neal running CF Boston.


Comment #242 - Posted by: Matt G. at April 12, 2006 6:02 PM

first time with linda - somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 minutes. Spent a lot of time putting weights back on bars that other gym rats had snagged from me while doing the rounds.

i did as Juro #213 recommended - put clamps on the weight for my clean amount, then added other plates on the outside to hit my deadlift amount. All of my sets but one of bench press were on the bench - on one iteration i did pushups (x4) to sub for the bench when it was occupied.

deadlifts = 165
bench = 175
squat clean = 115

Comment #243 - Posted by: kg at April 12, 2006 6:10 PM


completed all reps with:
60lb deadlift using two dumbbells
60lb bench press using two dumbbells
20lb clean using medicine ball

No time. Forgot to set stopwatch.

Can't wait for my bar and bumpers to arrive. Using dumbbells for the deadlifts was awkward on my back and couldn't go higher with weights. 60lbs was far too easy on my bench press also. Clean form felt pretty good. Practiced a lot with a pole.

Comment #244 - Posted by: Jason at April 12, 2006 6:11 PM

I don't think I need to tell anyone how hard this workout was, it really did a number on me, even with only being able to use dumbells up to 50 lbs. Doing cleans with 40's really killed my wrists, but got through them all anyway.

Joe and I did the same time overall, we helped each other with form and had to share a bench so our time was right around 45 minutes. Sharing weights and the bench seriously set us back so I'm not really going to look at this wod as a guide for next time, more so just as a hell of a workout.

Thanks again CF.

Comment #245 - Posted by: Anthony Utah at April 12, 2006 6:12 PM

Wow this was a tough one, im new to crossfit and havent done these Oly lifts for while so i had to go a little light on the weight. Still barely made it through

BW 205
Deadlift 185
Clean 135
Bench 225

Just under 40 minutes

Comment #246 - Posted by: josh at April 12, 2006 6:20 PM

BW 190lb
285lb Deads
Subbed 215lb? weighted push ups(100 lb sister sitting across shoulders), hands and feet on blocks for full rom.
145lb Cleans(dead stop, full squat)
Had to change weights and run in and out of the house between sets, killed my time but probably saved my back.

Comment #247 - Posted by: chris l at April 12, 2006 6:27 PM

185lb Deadlift (roughly 95% of BW)
95lb MP (1/2 BW) no bench
95lb Clean

Finished in 41:15. Not real happy with time, but that's what I get for doing it after a high rep KB snatch set and in a 90 degree garage. First Linda anyway, so lots of room for improvement.


Comment #248 - Posted by: C Imes at April 12, 2006 6:32 PM

BW: 200

Clean: 135
Bench: 185
Deadlift: 225

Time: 48:55

Comment #249 - Posted by: Graham S at April 12, 2006 6:33 PM

I am crushed!!! Only made it through set of 6 reps and had to stop... started getting foggy and tunnel vision. Had to scale weight back I weigh 228lbs.. did 275 deadlift; 205 bench;135 cleans. I am a child amongst men today... hope to do better, even cutting it way short took me 24 minutes.

Comment #250 - Posted by: vcsnover at April 12, 2006 6:33 PM


dl: 225
bp: 150
clean: 115
Calluses: -2 on right hand, -1 on left. Ouch.

Comment #251 - Posted by: masterpayne at April 12, 2006 6:38 PM

O.K first wod ever. Did as close to the right weights as i could with the weights I had, only two bars so changing weights was a pain.
BW 200
DL 295
Bench 195
Clean 155
time an humbling 19:15 (for only the first two rotations)
only finished the 10 and 9 got into the eight and gassed. Thought I was in better shape, guess I thought wrong (I am however coming off a year where I had cancer, not an excuse, just saying). Question, are lifting straps verboten? I have always done deadlifts but weights over 225 are really hard to maintain a grip for me. I realize that to finish Linda I have to scale down for a while, but I just kinda wanted to see where I was at.

Comment #252 - Posted by: adam noble at April 12, 2006 6:41 PM

Calvin, you wrote

"I simply stated that the weights (not the workout) were unrealistic. IN MY OPINION - the workout should state "Use a weight that challenges you, but still allows good form".

What you wrote is IMPLIED in the WOD. You Scale to the desired/acceptable level, you're just simply RESTATING THE SOP HERE.

Comment #253 - Posted by: David Gladstein at April 12, 2006 6:43 PM

Andy W, Good work. I am at the same BW but haven't managed to move up to the appropriate weights. Looking forward to that day though.

Comment #254 - Posted by: Graham S at April 12, 2006 6:43 PM

Reread today's comments, and have this to say regarding scalability: it's scalable too.
Some will opt for less weight, others will not try for time.
As for the responsibility thing, I have found enough caveats on the site for most naive fitness seekers to seek elsewhere or at least ease in. At 41, with Crossfit I would say 30% of the time for 10 months, I have huge respect for those who have the time/dedication to post daily. They provide also valuable benchmarks, of a sort, and inspiration.
So when Linda comes around, though I haven't done her in a dozen weeks, and have a (non-vertebral) back injury, I go in and choose to try my best, and do it as prescribed, because thankfully I can, and pour sweat on it.
I think it's unfair to accuse 'Coach's Brain' - I just made that up - when you still have your own.
Great times and weights out there today, y'all - and Coach - should be proud.

Comment #255 - Posted by: stryker at April 12, 2006 6:54 PM

Pretty demoralizing day today. After thinking my knee was healing nicely, and that I would be able to do battle w/Linda today. Our Docs said no lower body PT till after I get and MRI. And even then maybe longer. WTF!!!

Trying to keep a positive mental attitude, but it still blows. This will give me an opprtunity to work on swimming more.

Anyways, I've checked the Message Boards and doen some research on line. But I was still wondering if anybody has an info on PFS(Patell Femoral Syndrome) that they might be able to shoot my way.

Matt G- Are you going to be in SC for the May cert?

Comment #256 - Posted by: DJ at April 12, 2006 6:54 PM

A day behind, Ran today. 5.5 miles - 42:40. Ran out of time for the full 10k.

6:00 AM date with Linda. ugh.

Comment #257 - Posted by: Rob F at April 12, 2006 6:57 PM

Note to self:

dear wuss,

when are you going finish Linda or just give it up and put on your skirt?


your inner man

Linda, as Rx'd: oh except for I used a "virtual weight" of 135 when I actually weigh something closer to a metric ton:

deadlifts 200 lbs (2 x 100lb dumbbells)
bench press 135 lbs
cleans 100 lbs (2 x 50lb dumbbells)

around 22 minutes

Note to others: 2 100lb dumbbells are a rick james bitch to hold on to through 55 deadlifts - find a damn barbell.

Comment #258 - Posted by: gbass at April 12, 2006 6:58 PM

Sorry to hear about your knee DJ, that sucks. No May seminar for me, I'll be in Vancouver for some training (unfortunately).

Comment #259 - Posted by: Matt G. at April 12, 2006 6:59 PM

Modified and Broken sets
bwt 172
age 46

DL 185

BP 185

SC 90

Time 55:37.9

Comment #260 - Posted by: Parksurg at April 12, 2006 7:02 PM

BW 220
Numbers in parentheses are my last Linda
DL 225 (165)
BP 155 (115)
Clean 135 (95)

28:10 (20:00 or so)

So: slower, but with much more weight. Looking at my previous time, I could have used more weight, but that's part of learning Crossfit- knowing what and how to scale something to make it challenging but doable.

I. Am. Hammered. Now.

Doesn't help that I spent the better part of today torquing nuts to between 200 and 300 ft-lbs.

Comment #261 - Posted by: JaHo at April 12, 2006 7:02 PM

Found my name and email address posted on some white supremacist's website, the same guy who was posting his troglodytic beliefs in comments a while back (and will, no doubt, return if he hasn't been killed in a shootout with the ATF yet). Apparently he did not care for my 'kind' posting negative responses to him in this forum.

To he and his 'kind' I'll say this: The free world trounced you before and will do so again...

That and ZOG FOREVER! Even now our minions ally with the radical branches of Scientology and the militias Columbian drug-lords to rule the planet once and for all!


Regarding the WOD, my back wasn't up for high-rep DL's today so I decided to have a rematch with the KB Snatch/Pullup WOD from a few months ago (the one Greg A. KILLED on film). 12:29. Man, that's a deceptive one.


PS- Killer work, Matt.

Comment #262 - Posted by: Dan Silver at April 12, 2006 7:13 PM

First back after an elbow injury took forever to heal.

Hang clean=95
Bench=(smith machine for the bar)
119x10,9broken, 109x8broken, 89x7 thru 1 (too light)


Comment #263 - Posted by: CO Jeff at April 12, 2006 7:13 PM

I'd like to report an attempted murder.

I've never met this lady before but for the better part of 43 minutes she beat me around the gym tonight.

At first it was from below, I'd try to stand up to get away but each time she would pull me back to the ground punishing my lower back and forearms. She must have weighed 215 lbs.
Finally I escaped and stumbled over to a bench and lay down, the next thing I knew she was on top of my chest, I'd push her up off my chest to try and get away but she'd slam back down on my chest. I'm not really sure if it was the same woman, I think she weighed 145 lbs.
Again I escaped, only to stumble to another part of the gym, now I was being beaten from both below and above, I'd lift up only to have her slam me back down into a deep squat. I'd stand up and try to throw her to the ground but she wouldn't relent. This third attacker may have only weighed 100 lbs.

This continued around the gym, the attack from below, the beat down on my chest, the attack from both above and below. I was staggering around from one place to another, but she/they pursued me relentlessly, I began to feel faint, fleeing from station to station, she knew I was beaten and began to toy with me. At first she beat me mercilessly 10 in a row, 9 in a row, but then she could see me weaken, she'd deliver just a few punishing blows and then let me rest briefly, but always return to finish the sequence, 8 more but broken, 7 more but broken again. I was becoming delirious, my head hung low, my breath came in gulping gasps. I stumbled to a piece of paper to try and write down something about what was happening, there were numbers there 10/9/8/7, did she just hit me 5 times in a row, or was that 4? Did she skip 6 in a row? In my battered state it was hard to tell. What's my name! I was on the verge of blacking out! What my name! I couldn't think, couldn't breeth! What's my name! A lump rose up in my throat accompanied with nauseous, I was going to puck! What’s my name! Finally it ended…

What’s my name? … Linda

I don’t really expect anything will ever come from reporting this attempted murder. No one in the gym came to my aid, they all just look at me funny in the gym, and wonder what the hell I’m doing there. Maybe they were all in collusion with her.

The only thing left for me is to pray to the Crossfit gods, and hope my prayers will be answered. I have two prayers. Please, please protect me from Linda, may I never meet her again. And please let tomorrow be a rest day.

Comment #264 - Posted by: Doug at April 12, 2006 7:14 PM

BW 241

DL 300
BP 180
CL 100


BW 241

DL 305
BP 185
CL 105


Comment #265 - Posted by: EMelton at April 12, 2006 7:25 PM


BW - 155

DL - 185
BP - 135
Cleans - 105

48 min - Dl's, ugg lots of 1 and 2 rep after 8rep round. BP's, cake, should have done BW,but appreciated the ease. Cleans, weight okay need to work on breath - broke constantly, only threw myself over backwards once! That's an improvment.

Comment #266 - Posted by: Norm Rager at April 12, 2006 7:33 PM

This evening received a courier package. It was a notice from the firm Wee, Fokkom, and Howe. Apparently my lower body is suing my upper body for damages. They are claiming physical self abuse.

Comment #267 - Posted by: ChrisM at April 12, 2006 7:38 PM

unbelievably difficult. took 20 min to go through 3 rounds, then I had to quit--coaching daughter's softball team. Poor time planning. But I wasn't complaining. Next time, 10lb less on the DL.

Comment #268 - Posted by: steve at April 12, 2006 7:39 PM

Dan - "Linda" bwt - 253#, age - 37

DL - Bench - Clean (1st time, trying to get the weight right)
10's: 270# - 180# - 135# @ 6:39
9's: 255# - 165# - 125# @ 7:33/14:12
8's: 235# - 155# - 115# @ 8:10/22:22
7's: 235# - 155# - 105# @ 6:31/28:53
6's: 225# - 155# - 105# @ 5:11/34:04
5's: 225# - 155# - 105# @ 5:05/39:09
4's: 225# - 155# - 105# @ 3:25/42:34
3's: 225# - 155# - 105# @ 2:46/45:18
2's: 225# - 155# - 105# @ 1:28/46:46
1's: 225# - 155# - 105# @ 0:38/47:24
Settled at: 89% bwt DL - 62% bwt BP - 42% bwt Clean

Total Time: 47:24

Most of the DL's were broken in 3's and 4's, grip and exhaustion issues. Cleans were all power from floor. Form not there yet. Overall scaled at about 60% of Rx.


DL - Bench - Clean (1st time, trying to get the weight right)
10's: 100# - 65# - 50# @ 6:05
9's: 95# - 65# - 45# @ 7:33/11:28
8's: 95# - 60# - 45# @ 8:10/17:02
7's: 95# - 60# - 40# @ 6:31/21:31
6's: 85# - 60# - 40# @ 5:11/26:59
5's: 85# - 60# - 40# @ 5:05/30:48
4's: 75# - 60# - 40# @ 3:25/33:40
3's: 75# - 60# - 40# @ 2:46/35:20
2's: 75# - 60# - 40# @ 1:28/36:37
1's: 75# - 60# - 40# @ 0:38/37:21

Total time: 37:21

Scaled at a bit over 30% of Rx, and still working on cleans - mostly power (from floor). Pushed very hard.

Suggestion for tomorrow's WOD: 5 rounds for time of standing back scratches, seated eye blinks, lying deep breaths. -jk Thanks for the great workouts!

Comment #269 - Posted by: Dan Catlin at April 12, 2006 7:39 PM

age 40
bwt 198

DL 225
BP 200
cleans 135 only for 20 reps

2 bars and did cleans at end all at once. I think my form is finally coming around on these.
This was an ass kicker.

Comment #270 - Posted by: jim cullinan at April 12, 2006 7:43 PM

BTW - Thanks Crossfit for another surprise. Reconnected with some USNA classmates due to being spotted posting. 'Course now they know how far we've fallen in the 17-18 yrs. since graduation, but we're climbing back!

Comment #271 - Posted by: Dan Catlin at April 12, 2006 7:48 PM

Day three of recovery week. Did prescribed weight, but did 5-4-3-2-1
270DL/185BP/135CL (BWT 178) 9:21.33

Dorie did the full sets
125DL/85BP/75CL 29:45 Good for her!

Comment #272 - Posted by: Karl G (from Champaign, IL) at April 12, 2006 7:49 PM


TIME: 21:57

Comment #273 - Posted by: Dan C at April 12, 2006 7:54 PM

#262 Silver...saw that message board a while back when I was trying to remember where your website was (I was bored...sue me)...I thought it was just you making a "name" for yourself ;)

Ok, so this one kicked my ass...no really. I got to 7 and pooped out on the BP. I even scaled the weights. My problem is workouts at night...no drive to get it done. I won't do that anymore...all my gains are gone, so I feel like I'm starting over once again. YEAH! ugh

Anyhow...I stopped at 23:25. Better luck next time!

Calvin: lots of things in life are dangerous...crossing a busy 2 lane highway on the way out of town every morning is HELL...I accept the risk so that I can work, make money and spend it on CC bills (wait...) - accept the risks, prepare for them and you won't get hurt. At least, that's the way I do it. Heck, I started off with 185 for the DL...THAT went away REAL quick...if its too much, scale it back to just the oly bar. That's what I do.

Comment #274 - Posted by: tedw at April 12, 2006 7:57 PM


subbed 95lb deadlift and clean, and double amount of pushups for the bench.
did this after 1.5 hours of frisbee practice but still felt like i should've finished quicker.

Comment #275 - Posted by: Mike23 at April 12, 2006 8:01 PM


BW 228lbs
Bench-215lbs (for two sets) 205lbs (for the last 8)

Comment #276 - Posted by: Nathan at April 12, 2006 8:06 PM

WOD @ 50%


115# DL
75# BP
60# Clean


Comment #277 - Posted by: Chuck Pelowski at April 12, 2006 8:08 PM

For some reason I did "Kelly" tonight. Well, three rounds:

Run 400M
30 Wall Ball (14#)
30 Box Jumps (20")

Wall ball sucked until Jason reminded me to catch in the squat position. Then I cranked out two more rounds. Box jumps were tough.

Comment #278 - Posted by: Laurar at April 12, 2006 8:13 PM


BW = 157 lbs.

10-9-8-7 reps of the triplet:

Deadlift: 237 pounds
Bench press: 157 pounds
Clean: 117 pounds

Felt a lower back pinch during the 7 reps of deadlift. I decided to stop after finishing the cleans.

Comment #279 - Posted by: Alfie at April 12, 2006 8:15 PM

First Linda "Lite Linda" BW 240 / Age 50
235# dead lifts/185# benches/115# cleans. Left neat sweat angels in the strecth room.

Comment #280 - Posted by: stan k at April 12, 2006 8:17 PM

Matt G- Too bad you can't make it bro. I'll have to find someone else to discuss football with. That or maybe Tony will let me be the photographer this time. The knee will be cool I'm sure. Until then, I guess I'll be practicing my freestyle and checking out some of those CF swim workouts. Have fun in Vancouver. At least it's not winter.


Comment #281 - Posted by: DJ at April 12, 2006 8:18 PM

bw: 155
bench: 155(9-1)
deadlift: 225(9,8,7,6) 185(5,4) 205(3,2,1)
clean: 110(9-1)


looking forward to next time - the real trouble on the deadlifts was holding the bar - forearms were wrecked...

Comment #282 - Posted by: dk at April 12, 2006 8:20 PM

41:28 (last time 37:21 - and only through round 6). All sets until 4 reps broken.
BW 215 (last time 220)
DL 255 119% (last time 245/111%)
BP 185 86% (84%)
Clean 115 54% (52%)

First time all the way through Linda (2 years and counting), albeit with modifications. Next time, the weight increases!

Comment #283 - Posted by: Patrick at April 12, 2006 8:21 PM

i wrote down the workout, got up, and could barely walk.... way too sore from CF and swimming/cardio double days......i'll catch up w/ u guys in a day or two....

Comment #284 - Posted by: Bobak at April 12, 2006 8:24 PM

No bench and only one bar. Linda scares me. So I tried some stuff I hoped I could do- knocked out my very first back lever and deadlifted my whole weight set (#300...with more in the tank, but no more plates).

Comment #285 - Posted by: AndrewB at April 12, 2006 8:27 PM


First Linda

BW 185

Scaled weights to 185 dl, 135 bp, and 95 clean.

I screwed up and did not squat on the cleans, I really need to learn these OLY lifts better.

Will increase all weights next time. Could have done 1.5 x dl, could hav edone ALOT more on bench, and cleans, not sure because of my poor form. Working on it though! Lovin' this dangerous stuff!!

Comment #286 - Posted by: Brandon C at April 12, 2006 8:36 PM

CrossFit San Diego

7 rounds for time:
3 rope climbs (substitute 5 pull-ups for each rope climb)
deadlift; 21-18-15-12-9-6-3 is the rep scheme for each round, so round 1 21 reps, round 2 18 reps, etc.
row or run 500m

~43:30 @ 155 lbs deadlifts for all rounds.. i know it was 43:something but..

Comment #287 - Posted by: SD Mike at April 12, 2006 8:37 PM

forgot to post time - 40:34
First Linda "Lite Linda" BW 240 / Age 50
235# dead lifts/185# benches/115# cleans. Left neat sweat angels in the strecth room.

Comment #280 - Posted by stan k at April 12, 2006 08:17 PM

Comment #288 - Posted by: stan k at April 12, 2006 8:40 PM

Team Emerald Coast

This is our first group "LINDA"
I did it one time before when I didnt even own an olympic weight set and scaled to almost nothing. I made an executive decision after my first set as rxed to lower the weight to roughly half of what was rxed and work on getting it done, working on form and building some confidence.

so here it goes......

Joey (bwt 239)
1st set 300lb DL 235 BP 180 Clean
sets 2-9 180lb DL 120 BP 95 Clean
Time 10:30

Jacob (bwt 126)
95lb DL 65lb BP 50lb Clean
Time 10:06

Yvette (bwt 138)
95lb DL 65lb BP 45lb Clean
Time 15:50

Anabel (bwt 138)
95lb DL 65lb BP 45lb Clean
Time 23:49

We did each exercise seperately and stopped the timer to change weight between sets.

Comment #289 - Posted by: Joey McIninch at April 12, 2006 8:50 PM

1 hour 6 minutes
BWT 195
225# DL's
195# BP
135# Cleans
All DL's and Cleans broken into 4's, 3's or 2's. It's going to be a while before I get to 1-1/2 times my BWT on DL's. But, Cleans getting much better. And, BP was easy. This was WAY better than the first time I attempted Linda. Not a fast time, but a really strong effort. Oh yeah, I only had one bar, so I had to change the weight for every exercise!

Comment #290 - Posted by: Mike Scott at April 12, 2006 8:52 PM

DJ- sorry to hear about your knee, shipmate. I was wondering how you were going to do w/Linda this time. Hope you're back to it soon.

Comment #291 - Posted by: RickB at April 12, 2006 9:01 PM

Use to like Linda

Subbed 135 BP, 70 CL,145 DL. BW is 165


Next Linda up 10-15 on BP and 10 DL. And work on CL (as per)



Comment #292 - Posted by: Wayne at April 12, 2006 9:06 PM

95 (power cleans)

Comment #293 - Posted by: Mark S at April 12, 2006 9:09 PM

team tikrit:
linda, "the weight adjustment"-up to 185 dl, 145 bp, 65 cleans (85 before, adjusted to ensure full rom for squat cleans)
mfbunch: 31:40-last time under 20 minutes, weight-some time lost changing plates between me and joeyd, also full squat cleans take a lot longer
joeyd: 30:31-did 95 on cleans

Comment #294 - Posted by: mfbunch at April 12, 2006 9:11 PM

BWT 205
DL 255
BP 205 had to drop to 195 at set of 4
CL 135

Comment #295 - Posted by: Dbanks at April 12, 2006 9:14 PM

BW170 cfwux2
10,9,8 - DL155 (grip failing), B120 (too easy), C115
7,6,5,4,3,2,1 - DL135 B120 C95

All sets 30#, working on form ~30 minutes

Comment #296 - Posted by: bzb at April 12, 2006 9:23 PM

BWT: 251

Deadlift: 1 1/2 body weight @ 145
Bench press: body weight @ 185
Clean: 3/4 body weight @ 115

Time: 35 min.

Been doing CF for a month. First time with Linda and after reading the early post I went at it with caution. BP weight was good but DL and Clean to light. Next time DL 225 - Clean 135. Did have good form on cleans or should I say better.

Comment #297 - Posted by: Jeff Richardson at April 12, 2006 9:25 PM

Man, Linda is a real...special girl, isn't she?

I came out @ 225 on the dead lifts (not quite 1 1/2 BW) and only made it thru 10,9,8,7...then, dropped to 135 lbs. Otherwise, as Rx'd (can I even say that?)

BW - 175

Bench @ 185 (easier to load)
Cleans @ 135

My DL form has gotten kinda poor so I tried to scale back and ya know, not cripple myself. But, thanks Coach! You reminded me that it is in fact possible to sweat out of every pore on the human body! (TMI?)

Time - 34:51

Comment #298 - Posted by: Rob B at April 12, 2006 9:30 PM

First time to post. It was pointless for me to try and time these rounds due to the ladies and poo-nannies walking around showing their beach muscles to try and impress someone.

BW: 198
DL: 225 w/u; 275 x 10,9,8,7,6,5; 315 x 4,3,2,1;
BP: 185 w/u 205 10-2; 265x1
Clean: 135 w/u; 145 10-1.
Cardio: 30 minutes of "hills" on sta bike with levels 6-10.

Comment #299 - Posted by: Adam RItch at April 12, 2006 9:37 PM


DL 305
BP 205
CL 145 (squat cleans)
BW 202#

I'll go ahead and say it, for Calvin; Murph on Saturday Coach...!

Comment #300 - Posted by: steve hb at April 12, 2006 9:42 PM

cfwu x 3
CL=155 (squat cleans)
time= 44:27

that which does not kill us, makes us stronger

Comment #301 - Posted by: von-paul at April 12, 2006 10:07 PM

Did Linda for the first time ever, used KBs:

DL 2×32kg bells hanging on an iron bar
Floor press 2×24kg
Dead Hang Clean 2×24kg

57 minutes, but still alive!

Comment #302 - Posted by: marks at April 12, 2006 10:27 PM

reduced weight since it is only my 2nd CF workout...wouldn't be able to do the suggested weight even if i was in shape

dl 95#
bp 95#
clean 45#


great workout....the cleans really seperate the men from the boys!!!! (even with that light of weight)

Comment #303 - Posted by: gina at April 12, 2006 10:49 PM

bw 176#
dl 135#, bp 95#, clean 65#

Comment #304 - Posted by: PeterR at April 12, 2006 10:52 PM


Comment #305 - Posted by: Sdfgh at April 12, 2006 11:07 PM

adam noble #252
no straps

dj #256
Best to go and consult a doctor (but go to a good sports orthopedic!) and/or physiotherapist. Up to that point do a lot of stretching of the quads and you could massage the legsa as well.

Comment #306 - Posted by: juro at April 12, 2006 11:33 PM

BW 70kg
DL 100kg
BP 60kg
SC 55kg

Comment #307 - Posted by: Adc (XfitSydney) at April 12, 2006 11:46 PM

8x2 ohs
Not bad.

Comment #308 - Posted by: mike joyce at April 13, 2006 12:07 AM



HOLY CRAP!!! That was tough.

Comment #309 - Posted by: Toby at April 13, 2006 12:47 AM

Third week into crossfit.
Scaled weight down.

DL 135
Bench 80lb dumbells
Clean 105

Comment #310 - Posted by: J-Reed at April 13, 2006 1:17 AM

As Rx'd: 47:09

BW: 185
DL: 275
BP: 185
CL: 135

Hard as Hell.

Comment #311 - Posted by: Tommy A. at April 13, 2006 1:24 AM



Deadlift: 50kg (110#)
Bench press: oly bar 20kg (44/45#)
Cleans: 25kg (55#)
(BW: 65kg)
Wanted to clean more, but was blown after the run yesterday.
Not worked with higher weight on the bench press - want someone there to spot for me before I try it.......

Stil pleased with the time though - this was my first Linda anyway..

Comment #312 - Posted by: Rachel at April 13, 2006 1:42 AM

Calvin #130,#203
That Great Mate,In My Opinion why don't you set up a site and post WOs with whatever numbers you want.

Feel free to decide your own level of involvement in Crossfit WODs,please don't dictate to others what is realistic or achievable.
Responsibility is a bitch huh.

Sounds like you have already decided that such numbers on Linda are unachieveable for yourself.More fool you.

3mths on WODs and you feel you can offer(Your Opinion on) adjustments to them?
My Advice, Get some time up.

Comment #313 - Posted by: Adc (XfitSydney) at April 13, 2006 3:26 AM

bw 175 lbs

Dead: 175 lbs
Bench: 155 lbs
Clean: 115 lbs (need to squat deeper)


Comment #314 - Posted by: J. Spear at April 13, 2006 4:06 AM


as RX'd: time=56:53

Squat Cleans:125
This is the first time doing all squat cleans, that is part of the reason for the long time, in addition to having only two bars... used one setup for BP, kept having to change the DL and SC weights up before use...

calvin: lighten up and don't take yourself so seriously, we are all competetive but you can't expect to master the oly lifts in 3 months with no prior experience, oh and by the way if you can't imagine yourself ever doing those weights, just quit now...

Comment #315 - Posted by: stokedaddy at April 13, 2006 4:55 AM


Only did 10, 9, 8 and 7.

Deadlift - 45lbs
Benchpress - 25lbs
Clean - 10lbs

Comment #316 - Posted by: Robin (in Tokyo) at April 13, 2006 5:18 AM

A little suffering during Holy Week. I've been doing the crossfit thing for 3.5 months now and 'Linda' is the Queen of pain.

BW 168(2lbs heavier than January)I'm hoping that's muscle.

Bench:115 lbs
Clean:115 lbs

All are scaled down, so that I could keep a decent flow going and not break the sets.
This was intense and several times I had to stop for fear of puking on the gym floor or passing out. I was very dizzy at times. I stopped short at the 9th set. I had actually cut open my right middle finger from the wear and tear. Only way to toughin them up I suppose.

Time 44 minutes, again a lot of nausea breaks.

QUESTION: Does anyone have advice on protecting the hands from callouses and in the case of Linda...cuts and tears? I really don't give a hoot if my hands get toughened up, but my GF complains about it. I do use chalk.


Comment #317 - Posted by: Corey in New Brunswick at April 13, 2006 5:45 AM

Linda w/85% weight
bwt 181
dl 230
bp 155
cl 115

Comment #318 - Posted by: marshall at April 13, 2006 5:46 AM

Corey, for cryin' out loud. Don't use chalk on your girlfriend!

Seriously, the wife had some hand lotion lying around. Seems like that stuff softens the hands up enough. Just generic "dry skin" lotion should work. I wouldn't use anything before the WOD though.

Comment #319 - Posted by: steve hb at April 13, 2006 5:59 AM

Comments from a buttercup!


Used 20 lbs on all three. It was a good starting weight except on bench press. I really should of had more weight for that.

Worked on my cleans and hopefully I will soon be able to submit video for digital coaching for that and my deadlifts.

Comment #320 - Posted by: Mattie Rae at April 13, 2006 6:20 AM


one bar available 9 (scaled down to clean weight)
110 lb deadlifts
90 lb BP
90 lb clean

still babying the shoulders.
this one was tough!

Comment #321 - Posted by: eggraid101 at April 13, 2006 6:43 AM

Ya got me Steve. Thanks for the advice, chalk in the gym only...got it.

All crossfitters must moisturize! Let's get that on the new t-shirts.

Cheers, Steve.

Comment #322 - Posted by: Corey in New Brunswick at April 13, 2006 6:45 AM

As Rx'd:

BW = 156

DL = 235
BP = 155
Clean = 120

23:40 . . . new PR for "as Rx'd"

one qualification though ... the first rounds were done as hang squat cleans (not from the floor). Definitely improves the cycle time. Round 6 - 1 done from the floor.

Comment #323 - Posted by: davidjwood at April 13, 2006 7:29 AM

BW = 200
Age 42
Time 30:34

Did Linda as Rx'ed, except I used 75# dumbells for the cleans as I couldn't hog 3 bars. DL used 315 lbs. BP 200lbs.

This is one of the hardest CrossFit workouts that I've ever done. My time was 7 minutes slower than last time. Hopefully, I'll do better next time.

Comment #324 - Posted by: Mike J at April 13, 2006 7:41 AM

BW #140
DL 185 10,9,8
DL 135 7 and down..
Had no strength at all after that 10K
BP 90
Cleans 105

Comment #325 - Posted by: Krista Colson at April 13, 2006 8:02 AM

This was a fun one. I had to lower the proportions slightly, but it's still a very tough workout.

bw = 195 lbs

deadlift = 225 lbs (1.15 bw)
bench = 185 lbs (.95 bw)
(hang power)cleans = 125lbs (.65 bw)

Total time = 30:30

Comment #326 - Posted by: Mike Chagnon at April 13, 2006 8:03 AM

BW 160
Deadlift 225 lbs
Beach 160
Clean 125

Time: 40min 15sec

It was hard, very hard.

Comment #327 - Posted by: Laotian at April 13, 2006 8:14 AM

Today (Last time - 1/3/06)
DL 185 (135)
BP 150 (135)
CL 95 - Mixed S/P (95 all P)
25:23 (27:38)

Pleased with increased weight in DL/BP and overall decreased time. CL are the killers. Started squat, degraded some to a mix (some full, some power, others just lacked full range). Decrease the CL weight until I can get the form right everytime? Think so.

Comment #328 - Posted by: Matt M at April 13, 2006 8:31 AM

steve hb (#300): Bite your tounge!!

Comment #329 - Posted by: davidjwood at April 13, 2006 8:32 AM

Graham S. (#254) Thanks! I must confess, my cleans are closer to powercleans than squat cleans. Next "Linda" I am going to concentrate harder on performing a good squat clean.

Comment #330 - Posted by: Andy W. at April 13, 2006 8:37 AM

This was not the work out to use to "ease" into crossfit.

DL: 135/10,9,8,5,6
BP: 115/10,9,8,7,6
CL: 115/10,9,5,3,1

Stopped after the fifth set when my grip gave out and I got really dizzy.
What I should take away from this workout: My weakest points are my anaerobic conditioning and my grip. The former was not a surprise, the latter was. For the scaling purposes, i chose the bench press weight exactly right, but the cleans and deadlift weights will have to drop dramatically for my grip endurance to catch up. (My DL pr is 340x5, and I can probably do a 300x1 or so now, so this took me by surprise).

Comment #331 - Posted by: david c. at April 13, 2006 8:43 AM

First date with Linda.
BWT - 230#

I scaled back substantially due to recommendations - glad I did. Very hard. I didn't puke and became very popular with the gym crowd using 3 bars. Linda is not a cheap date.

Comment #332 - Posted by: dm at April 13, 2006 8:49 AM

Still learning form and proper weights for deadlift and clean.

Body weight 180

155 lb deadlift (should have been more, but still working on deadlift form)
145 lb bench (unbroken sets, should have been 165 at least)
105 clean (good weight, could go up. challenging but doable)

Been crossfitting for 3 months now. This may be my favorite workout. What a killer. Now I know why this workout is surrounded by running and off days.

I was getting a lot of looks hoarding the barbells around my bench in New York Sports Club in New York City. I clocked some woman who was walking by obvilious to my soon to be clean on her arm. Idiot. Watch where you are going!!!

Comment #333 - Posted by: dandny at April 13, 2006 9:04 AM

DL 126, Bench 84, Clean 63

Rx sets 10-7 then DL -50, Bench -20, Clean -10
59:06 :-) Not ready for prime time!

Comment #334 - Posted by: paulf at April 13, 2006 9:48 AM

BW = 195Lbs.

DL = 205Lbs. 105%
BP = 165Lbs. 85%
Cleans = 95Lbs. 49%

Lowered my percentages but cut my time by 28 minutes. This will be a good starting point.

Comment #335 - Posted by: ChadC at April 13, 2006 9:57 AM

BW 195

DL 265 (lower than x's 1.5)
BP 195
Cleans 145

at 5 reps I lowered all 3 by 10 lbs

My time was 26:30

Comment #336 - Posted by: Steve Irkel at April 13, 2006 10:10 AM

bwt 200
time 35 min.
10-9-8-7-6-5...ran out of time
DL 165#
BP 50# dumbells
Clean 115#

BP was a little light.

Comment #337 - Posted by: Dan H. at April 13, 2006 10:30 AM

BW 180

working up to rx'd,

today(last Linda)

DL 245 (225)
BP 175 (155)
CL 135 (115)

34:26 (24:36)

20# cost me 10 minutes. Ouch.

Comment #338 - Posted by: Patrick Kennedy at April 13, 2006 10:32 AM

Andy W (#100)

I definitely believe you, and have seen numbers to support what you say. Thanks for the link, though.

Comment #339 - Posted by: Andrew L at April 13, 2006 11:09 AM

DL 185
BP 125
CL 95


Comment #340 - Posted by: Patrick Durkin at April 13, 2006 11:17 AM

BW 187lbs

As Rx'd = 19:53

DL = 275lb
BP = 185lb
CL = 135lb

Whew! Barely sub 20's! I think I scared people out of the gym after yacking. Ha! Funny stuff!

Comment #341 - Posted by: Caleb B. at April 13, 2006 11:30 AM

47:20 "Linda" BWT:172
DL: 265
BP: 145
CL: 90
Very careful about form on all today.
Touch and go DL, full ROM BP and deep squat CL's.

Comment #342 - Posted by: rick ihrie at April 13, 2006 11:36 AM

BW 170#


only 1 bar and no BP, so subbed 3 PU per BP; probably should have been 5 PU/BP

DL 185
3 PU per BP rep
Clean 115

Very happy I could even finish it - last week cleaned 115 for first time w/ just 2 reps

Comment #343 - Posted by: SeanL at April 13, 2006 12:07 PM

I saved this one for today b/c I could hardly walk yesterday after the 10K. I thought it would be a dismal display (even with the extra rest), however, it turns out that I killed my last time!!! I did not think I was doing very well while in the middle of it, but I ended up beating my last time by 9 min. Still a little light on both the DLs and Cleans.

BW 175

BP 175
DL 225
Cleans 115


Comment #344 - Posted by: TonyR at April 13, 2006 12:23 PM

BW:200 BW125
AGE:35 Age23
DL:2oo 70
BP:200 85
CLN:80(first time) 50
time:42 min
First half was harder than second half!
This is good shite!

Comment #345 - Posted by: Animal 2+CQ at April 13, 2006 12:24 PM

32 minutes "managed intensity" due to prior experience with Linda. Back is feeling stronger, but DL still weakest of the three on this girl. This is our fourth date, to know her is to love her...

280 - 225 - 140
Full wt on DL
Extra 20% wt on BP
Full wt but power cleans on CL

Comment #346 - Posted by: craigv bwt 185 at April 13, 2006 12:27 PM

BW 185. Height (this is key) 6'4"
DL 275
BP 185
C 135
Time 53min!??!?!?!?

Now that, was frickin' horrible. I vote we change the name from 'Linda' to 'The Crippler.' I'm hobbled. If I can function on any level tomorrow I want my damn hero cookie.

Comment #347 - Posted by: gaucoin13 at April 13, 2006 12:36 PM

BW - 170#

Deadlift - 185# (1.09 bw)
Bench Press - 50# Dumbbells
Squat Clean - 85# (.5 bw)

Didn't even finish last time.

Next time, increase to 65 or 70# Dumbbells. Also, increase squat clean to 95#.

Comment #348 - Posted by: EBourassa at April 13, 2006 12:46 PM

Body Weight 96kg
Deadlift: 70kg
Bench press: 96kg
Clean: 70kg
Taking care of lower back didn't want to over do it.

Comment #349 - Posted by: Mick S at April 13, 2006 12:58 PM

185 #

Dead 185
Bench 165
Clean 95

Went lighter than maybe I needed to on the deadlift and the clean. Worrying about form. I needed to, my forearms were on fire halfway through. No doubt even in my form were perfect I couldn't use much more weight. My grip is too weak.

Comment #350 - Posted by: wink at April 13, 2006 1:01 PM

I love you linda, I've never met a chick that can treat me like you do. Well maybe eva could but we'll just have to see about that.
BW 148
dl 225
bp 160 dumbells
clean 135
22 min
threw up for another 22 min

Comment #351 - Posted by: drew in vb at April 13, 2006 1:11 PM

bw 203

completed in 34:43

Bench Press 205
Deadlift 205 working up to the 300lbs
Clean 135

Comment #352 - Posted by: Mayor at April 13, 2006 2:04 PM

WOD for 4/12/2006: Angie in 29:55
Jumping Pull-Ups

WOD for 4/13/2006: Linda
This being my first Linda, I decided to take the ratios as gospel and went with the heaviest of my limiting lifts as my guide. I therefore ended up doing everything based on a 135# dead lift which gives me a 90# bench press and 65# clean.
Total time was 29:45 which included helping a potential convert on how to do the lifts and sharing a squat rack for the dead lifts and cleans.

Linda (as modified below): 29:45
Scaled as 90# body weight (41% of Rx'd weight)
135# DL
90# BP
65# Cleans

Comment #353 - Posted by: Nicholas in SA at April 13, 2006 2:20 PM


Today I did all the deads 10 down to 1, then the Bench and then the cleans. My time was a lot slower than last time this way.

47:20 "Linda" BWT:172
DL: 265
BP: 145
CL: 90
Very careful about form on all today.
Touch and go DL, full ROM BP and deep squat CL's.

Comment #354 - Posted by: rick ihrie at April 13, 2006 2:28 PM

Just when I'm feeling cocky about my level of fitness - along comes a dominatrix named Linda.

BW 165
DL 245
SqtCln 120

Had to stop at "5" 40:00 (Finishing a tough WOD - worth a Million bucks; Hearing my daughter say "Thanks for coming to my game, Dad!" -- Priceless)

Comment #355 - Posted by: MikeT at April 13, 2006 3:06 PM

Whoops - BP 165

Comment #356 - Posted by: MikeT at April 13, 2006 3:06 PM

13:39 as rx'd

Comment #357 - Posted by: AFT at April 13, 2006 3:14 PM

Still a day behind.
BW: 200
Deadlift: 175 (185 last 3 sets)
Bench: 195
Clean: 115
Last 3 sets lost one bar and had to change weights between deadlift and clean. Many broken sets other than bench.
This wasted me.

Comment #358 - Posted by: Rick at April 13, 2006 4:07 PM

BW ~190
Linda BW 165
Time 36 minutes

Comment #359 - Posted by: Nick C. at April 13, 2006 4:32 PM

Day Behind

As prescribed/ modified weight working on form.

Sea Coast Don Where Is Your Post

Comment #360 - Posted by: Scott/NE at April 13, 2006 4:34 PM


Subbed HSPU's for bench
DL 275
Power Cleans 135

Dropped deads to 225 after 4 rounds. Back tired from 10k two days ago.

Comment #361 - Posted by: John Seiler at April 13, 2006 5:34 PM

Really struggled with linda today. Only two bars, so I lost time changing weight. My legs were somewhat shot from the 10k...I felt like quitting several times but gutted it out.

BW = 220.

Scaled weight to
DL - 205
BP - 185
Clean - 105

Time: 52:21.

10 min slower than last time, but higher weight.

Comment #362 - Posted by: Rob F at April 13, 2006 5:38 PM

bwt 110
trap bar d/l 165 (1.5 x bwt)
close grip bench press 110 (1 x bwt)
squat cleans 75 (68% bwt)

broke the 10-9-8 sets of cleans; no other broken sets. No world record pace but glad to be able to do any type of press with my hinky shoulder.

Comment #363 - Posted by: Lynne Pitts at April 13, 2006 5:41 PM

65#,65#, and 50#
Bench weight was too light.
Clean form got slopy as I got tired.

45#, 45#, 30#
Increased bench to 55# at 8 and 60# at 6

Comment #364 - Posted by: Steve and Sabina Mazac at April 13, 2006 7:50 PM

I am ashamed to post after Lynne... but here goes
Last time I had to drop from 295 to 270 after the first 4 sets.
Today; 295 DL 1.5 BW
195 Bench BW
150 Power cleans 3/4 bw
45 min/ last time 1 hour.
I'm Happy w/ that for now.

Comment #365 - Posted by: Travis Braddock at April 13, 2006 7:50 PM

I wanted to scale this, but I messed up when I set up the bar, and went too light on the deadlift and too heavy on the bench. I used power cleans for the cleans.
BW 195
DL 265
BP 190
CL 135

Comment #366 - Posted by: Paul Si at April 13, 2006 9:23 PM

Kettlebell round robin using 1 - 1 pood KB
KB exercise + 5 pullups non stop
KB exercises-

10 2 arm swings
5x5 1 arm swings 5RH/5LH/5Rh/5LH/etc
5x5 cleans each hand
5x5 OH presses each hand
20 stride/pass-thrus
10 strides OH carry (RH) / 10 strides OH carry (LH)
25/25 figure 8s
25/25 slingshots

20 snatches each arm then sprint .35 miles
10-20in box jums
1000M C2 row - 3:35
10-20in box jumps
pass out - or it just felt like it.

Comment #367 - Posted by: jeftyg at April 13, 2006 9:52 PM

First Linda
BW 200
Scaled weights to
DL: 185
BP: 135
Clean: 95
Time: 20:52

Good workout. Note to self: Increase 20/15/10 lbs for next Linda.

Comment #368 - Posted by: Jon R at April 13, 2006 10:30 PM

205# BW
205# DL
185# BP
Started 115# Snatch - switched to 95# after set of 8
~36 minutes
Puked twice but finished.

Comment #369 - Posted by: Rob S at April 14, 2006 5:37 AM

time was around 55 minutes. there were 4 of us doing the wod and we had to do a lot of weight changes. still it kicked our butts.

Comment #370 - Posted by: reebs at April 14, 2006 6:08 AM

Bw 170 lbs

Time: 31 mins

First time attempt at he "three bars", obviously it caught me off gaurd. This is a leaving a lasting immpression type workout, hams, glutes , erectors, traps pretty much the entire posterior chain is going to be in a steady state of thanks, thanks crossfit!!! :)

Comment #371 - Posted by: Auty at April 14, 2006 7:21 AM

This was my first date with Linda (CrossFit disciple for one week) so I went light on the weight not knowing what to expect.

bw 175
dl 135
bp 135
cleans(squat) 55

Good workout but it didn't kill me. I'll increase weight 40#/30#/20# next time.

Comment #372 - Posted by: JMacV at April 14, 2006 7:28 AM

First time trying this, went too heavy and wussed out.

BW 225
DL 225
BP 225
Clean 95

Only made it through set #7, decided to do two sets of 15 pulls-up and 20 dips to finish. The deadlifts killed me.

Comment #373 - Posted by: Adam W. at April 14, 2006 7:33 AM


DL 95
BP 85
Clean 55

Tried 65 Clean, knew I wouldn't be able to do all reps so after 3 went down to 55.
DL should have been higher


Comment #374 - Posted by: SueAnne at April 14, 2006 9:13 AM

BW: 190
DL: 285

42:45 (@30min just to get through 7)

Comment #375 - Posted by: ACFD713 at April 14, 2006 1:18 PM

Linda - scaled weights, as prescribed reps.


DL=185 lb (broken into sets of 3-5) = 1.2 bw
BP=115 lb (brkn into sets of 3-5) = .75 bw
Full ROM Sq Cleans = 95 lb (brkn into sets of 3-5) = .62 bw

31:24, average HR = 156

Last time (1/3/05):

DL=175 lb
BP=105 lb
SC=85 lb

35:10, average HR = 152

Still a long way to go to get to "as prescribed", but making progress and dropping time!

Comment #376 - Posted by: ScottH at April 14, 2006 1:56 PM

now know why people talk about "Linda" in such awe
first attempt at Linda
BW 95 kg
Linda x 80%
DL 115KG
BP 75 KG

time 46:28
plenty of room for improvement is an understatement

Comment #377 - Posted by: Rod S at April 14, 2006 2:25 PM

BW: 170lbs
Deadlift: 255lbs
Bench: 170lbs
Clean: 125lbs
Time: 28:23

Did CFWU once only to start. Only had access to two bars so had to do some changing plates which slowed me a little. Tough workout for sure.

Comment #378 - Posted by: edgewise at April 14, 2006 2:29 PM

Nooge and PM

Substituted Chins for deads

Weight 210

Chins- Bdy
Bench 205
Clean (from floor) 135

27 minutes (first time crossfitting)

Weight 195

Bench 205
Cleans (floor) 155

29 minutes


Pulled sled afterwords.

Comment #379 - Posted by: Nooge at April 14, 2006 2:44 PM

No training for me today. Will do linda later.

Comment #380 - Posted by: Johan Nederhof at April 14, 2006 3:12 PM

Linda with gross modifications.
DL 135#
BP 115#
Time 21 mins.
Body weight 165#

Comment #381 - Posted by: mcf at April 14, 2006 4:31 PM

time = 36:35
bwt = 185

DL = 220 (Rx=277.5)
BP = 185
CL = 135 (Rx=139)

performed 2 days after assigned

Comment #382 - Posted by: CodyC at April 14, 2006 4:51 PM

As RXed:
Set up 3 bars, storm through. For time.

I did the generic knock off:
I set up 1 bar, form blew. Sore. Cryin’.

I might try the black market version tonight:
Hit up a few bars, down brew. L’chaim!

Hey, if you can’t do the workout, might as well do one that sounds like the workout.

53 minutes!
Weights scaled to 200# deadlifts, 100# cleans, 100# overhead presses (no bench).

Hands are all to’ up.

Comment #383 - Posted by: mws at April 14, 2006 5:52 PM

BW = 167#

DL = 255#
BP = 2x75# dumbbells
CL = 135#

time = 31:08

mostly hang power and power cleans.

Comment #384 - Posted by: JC at April 14, 2006 6:16 PM

I see that several people stormed through this like it was nothing. I weigh 175, did the true weights except for the bp (I am not a very good bp'er).

W: 175
DL: 270
BP: 135
DL: 135
T: 53 m

Nice to hava a good workout alredy put together for me.

Comment #385 - Posted by: james at April 14, 2006 8:22 PM

Linda - 56:00
BW 155#
DL 185# (120%) better this time
BP 155# (100%) all unbroken
CL 95# (60%) full, squat-cleans

Getting there!

Comment #386 - Posted by: SethO at April 15, 2006 12:34 AM

My husband and I did "Linda" for the first time this afternoon, after (stupidly!) running 7 miles this morning.

M: 121 BW
DL 85# (still working on keeping good form throughout)
BP 65# (too easy; try 75 next time)
CL 45# (maybe try a little more weight next time)
TIME: 15:12

R: 150 BW
DL 195#
BP 135#
CL 95#
TIME: 21:23

Comment #387 - Posted by: Michelle at April 15, 2006 8:50 AM

About 25 minutes. Dialed down weight to finish faster (limited time).
BW 150#
DL started 185#, down to 135# on third set
BP 115#
Clean 95#

5 miles tomorrow my ass.

Comment #388 - Posted by: Tyler at April 15, 2006 10:23 AM

1st Linda. Grossly reduced, thus the Three Mars Bars of Death, more likely.


Total Time: 28:10
Promise to increase weight next Linda.

Comment #389 - Posted by: texasmick at April 15, 2006 10:32 AM

DL - 125lbs
Cl - 62
BP- 185lbs

Comment #390 - Posted by: Elliot Royce at April 15, 2006 1:08 PM

Time of under 31 minutes
DL: 275
BP: 205
Clean: 155

Comment #391 - Posted by: Steve T at April 15, 2006 1:49 PM

Body Weight: 70 kg.

Bench press: 35 kg.
Cleans: 40 kg.
Dead Lift: 40 kg.

Reps as Rx'd. However, did this slowly. Mainly for technique (I'm going for doing right, rather than time) and secondly because I couldn't get three bars to myself. Great one though!

Comment #392 - Posted by: Christina Sklebar at April 15, 2006 4:12 PM

BW= 167
DL: 135
BP: 135
Clean: 85 (first 10) 65 (rest)
Time = 26:40
Took it light on my first date with Linda to keep form tight. Will look forward to date #2.

Comment #393 - Posted by: GAK at April 15, 2006 6:44 PM


Comment #394 - Posted by: Dominick at April 15, 2006 8:52 PM

BW = 221
Time = 39:32

DL (220:10; 190: 9 & 8; 160: 7- 1 - Kept losing my grip at higher weight due to fatigue and sweat)

Bench (185: 10-7 (only to rep 5, then changed to 175 for last two reps); 175: 6-1)

Cleans (Power) 120: 10-1

Still sore two days later.

Comment #395 - Posted by: pdt at April 16, 2006 10:52 AM

Sets: 10,8,6,4,2

Deadlift - 185 lb
Ring Pushups with feet elevated on chair
Kettlebell Snatches - 1 pood

finished with 13 strict pullups

Comment #396 - Posted by: Simon at April 16, 2006 3:13 PM


Deadlift - 95 (95/85)
Benchpress - 70 (70/65)
Squat cleans - 65 (65/45)

10-2:40 (3:12/2:45)
9 - 2:50 (4:20/3:05)
8 - 2:38 (3:30/2:42)
7 - 2:22 (3:20/2:04)
6 - 2:12 (2:40/2:05)
5 - 1:51 (2:15/1:35)
4 - 1:34 (1:45/1:20)
3 - 1:08 (1:20/1:00)
2 - :47 (1:00/ :42)
1 - :30 ( :30/ :31)
TOTAL - 18:32 (24:01/17:39)

Felt really great today (did this the day it was rxd)...Cut off more than 5 minutes from time before (first time was faster b/c of much lower weight). Really busted through this one!

Comment #397 - Posted by: emily h. at April 16, 2006 6:19 PM

67 min
upped weights from last time, soar from 10K, no energy late at night but got all sets this time.

Clean=95 (power)

wu=10 min moderate stairclimb, cfwux3 wrist to armpit ring PU's and dips

Comment #398 - Posted by: GregEv at April 16, 2006 8:29 PM

Hello everyone!

I didn't do this for time as I am still focusing on improving my olympic lifts especially the deadlift.

DL = 60kg
C = 40kg
BP = 70kg (this has gone down for some reason I think it was due to my wrrist injury which meant that dips, push ups and bp where out of the question will increase this next time back up to my bodyweight).

BW = 90kg (will be at 85kg soon)

London Crossfitter!

Comment #399 - Posted by: Lorenzo F at April 17, 2006 6:40 AM

First attempt.

DL 225# (2 sets) 185# for rest
BP 155# (too light today)
C 95#


Comment #400 - Posted by: TimmyR at April 17, 2006 6:51 AM

10 = 135/175x6-165x4/65
9 = 135/165/65
8 = 135/165x6-155x2/65
7-1 = 135/155/65 as RXd
Next time increase Deadlift/Bench/Clean Weights

Comment #401 - Posted by: EdC at April 17, 2006 9:06 AM

Dl. 225
Bp. 185
C 135
Bw 205

Comment #402 - Posted by: luca.z at April 17, 2006 10:56 AM

wow - this was a tough one. woke up late again and didn't give myself enough time for this one. lots of credit to those that can do the Rx'd weight! I scaled it to 75% of Rx and was spent after the first 10 deadlifts. I need a better warm-up to DL that much weight.

1500 meters on C2 rower

10 x 225-155-135
9 x 135-155-95
8 x 135-155-95
7 x 185-155-115
6 x 185-155-115

Comment #403 - Posted by: Joe 713 at April 17, 2006 7:17 PM

Linda at 75 / 80% 1:02:34 slower than last time, but with substantially more weight.
DL 225
BP 175
Clean 118

Working with 2 bars, sawhorses for bench. Had to DL & farmers walk two extra times for each round to get bar to the bench. Drop 50# from DL bar to prep for Bench, then reload and move the bar back. Looking forward to my rack arriving before next time Linda comes around.

Comment #404 - Posted by: Baron at April 17, 2006 10:07 PM

Last time DL 225, BP 205, HPC 135: 29:58

4/18/06 DL 225, BP 225, HPC 135: 32:18.
All added time was under the bench. Last time was unbroken with 205, broken with 225 as follows: 10, 6-3, 4-4, 4-3, 3-3, 2-2-1, 2-2, 2-1, 2, 1.

Next time. down on bench? vs up on DL, Cleans?

Comment #405 - Posted by: Andy Shirley at April 18, 2006 9:38 AM

**************************************************58 minutes


C=135 (60%)

Comment #406 - Posted by: TommyKrackCorn at April 18, 2006 5:43 PM

Did yesterday - 21:20
BWT ~165-170

Grip still very sore from climbing yesterday (and today).

Still added 5lbs to DL and reduced time by 3:50 from last attempt.
Would've been much better with either chalk or hands that weren't sore.

Comment #407 - Posted by: Chris Mason at April 18, 2006 9:27 PM
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