September 11, 2006
Overhead Squats 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps
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It is with heavy hearts that we report that Scott Meyer, 24, of BrandX Martial Arts was killed in a car accident Thursday, September 7th.
Posted by lauren at September 11, 2006 6:21 PM
My condolences to everyone at brand X. My prayers are with you.
My thoughts are with his immediate and Brand X Family...
That's horrible. My sincerest condolences to Scott's family.
(Is that a picture of Scott slacklining?)
I am very sorry for your loss.
We're with you Brand X'ers. Condolences to all Scott's friends and family.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family & friends of this young man. We are so sorry for your loss. Godspeed Scott.
Yes, that is Scott. He has brought his slackline in for folks to use a Brand X.
We miss him horribly. It's a very sad time at Brand X. I keep seeing him in my mind, remembering the times we spoke and exhanged grimaces over the workouts.
Pam and I send our prayers and best wishes to Scott's family and all Brand-Xers.
Condolences to BrandX and Scott's family.. I'm so sorry :(
7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. 8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek. 9 Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation. 10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.
Deepest condolences and sympathies to Scott's family and those at BX.
My deepest condolences. Unimaginable loss of an obvioulsy vibrant life so young. My prayers and thoughts to Scott, his family and his friends at Brand X.
May he rest in peace. Condolences to family, friends and everyone down at Brand X.
Condolences to his friends and family. RIP Scott....
My prayers are with his family. My heart goes out to them, I'm so sorry. Robin B
Finished in 50 minutes. Almost met "pukie". Burpees dang near killed me and the doubles put a nail or two in the coffin. Can't wait til tomorrow
My BrandX Family - so sorry I can't be with you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
our thoughts and prayers...thanks for sharing it with us...this is truly a community
Damn, 24.......that is tragic....love & thoughts from OZ to all of you.
Is it a good idea to start a little corner of this site dedecated to rememberance of lost CF'ers...may be apt to name it after Scott? Not so much an epitath or memorial, but a celebration of the great stuff in, and around the people that make CrossFit what it is.
Hope this isn't an offensive idea to anyone, it isn't intended that way.
To Scott's family and the good people at Brand X, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest easy Scott.
My heart is with everyone at Brand X, and Scott's family and friends. R.I.P.
Such a young age. I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with his family and friends at such a difficult time.
I did not know this young man but to lose anyone so young is always sad.To all who knew and loved him I send my prayers, and to all of us cross fitters that did not have the privilege of meeting or knowing this young man I have a feeling we missed something very special.
We miss him a lot. Fortunately for him, but not for us, he was not alone in the accident. His very dear friend and mine, was driving. She was only 18 and we lost her too. Beautiful young people, with hearts so good the world has lost a lot. Love to them both, family and friends. Thank you to everyone for showing their love. Scott was to attend the Cert. in Santa Cruz on Sept. 23-24, 2006. I was to go with him. I still plan to attend. To honor him. I know he would have wanted me to.
To all at Brand X and Scott's family - my sincerest condolences. Always terrible to lose someone so young.
Yestredays WOD Filthy Fifty
26:47. 1 minute slower than last time, but subs nearer to real deal. Going well until hit the burpess... Will shoot for sub 25 next time.
My deepest condolences to Scott's family and friends, as well as to the family and friends of the young woman who was killed with him. What a tragic loss.
Caryn Nolin. She used to go to Brand X too. But was always too sweet and kind and gentle to hit anyone. She always stopped in to say hello.
I'm very sorry to hear this terrible news and send my condolences to all the family and friends of both these young people.
our thoughts and prayers are with all those who lives were touched by Scott.
Sara T you are very brave.
As you say, probably the best way to honor your friends at this time will be to pass certification. It will be a fitting tribute to two young and energetic lives.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
RIP Scott and Caryn
BX, you are all in my prayers
Condolences to Scott's family, friends, and BrandX.
Steve and Kelley
CrossFit Ocean City MD
Thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the families and friends of Scott and Caryn.
Dear Sara, I am so sorry that you have lost your dear friends. Peace to you, and to all their friends and family.
It's never good to hear about a loss like this, but it always amazes me how this community pulls together in support.
We send our best ...
Anthony & Jodi
My heart goes out to the family. I always the thought the best way to honor someone is to get back on the saddle, and work harder than ever before..
9/11 NEVER FORGET
My thoughts are with Scott and Caryn's family and friends today.
Condolences to his friends and family, and to all others involved. Peace of the L-rd be with you.
Our deepest condolences from our family to Scott's family and friends, you are in our thoughts today for your healing. I would like to second #22 Pete's idea about having a section to honor those that have gone ahead of us.
Deepest condolences to Scott's family, Caryn's Family Brand X, I am very sorry for your losses.
Our deepest sympathies and condolences to both families. We are so sorry for the loss.
Thoughts and prayers with Scott and Caryn's family and friends and the BX community.
I am very sorry to hear about the loss.
News such as this and the fact that today is the 5 year anniversary of 9/11 reminds me that life is fragile and one had better live every minute of it.
OHS 10x1: 135/155/175/185/185/200/215/230/240/240
PR'd by 25#.
May the memories of how Scott lived his life and touched others comfort those close to him in this time of tragedy. Celebrate life. Thoughts and prayers.
Monday rest day per usual.
Thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of Scott and Caryn. On this day of days, most solemn for a new reason as well, I made a special effort to tell my kids and my beloved wife how much I love them. As we remember Scott and Caryn, and those who were lost 5 years ago, may we use this day as an opportunity to embrace those still with us, and give thanks that we are yet here to do so.
Weren't you north of 300#'s 1/1/06? If so, not only is that a PR on OHS, but some pretty impressive fitness gain as well. Strong work!
Heartfelt condolences to Scott and Caryn's families on this already somber day of reflection and rememberance. John and Joyce Wopat
"May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us" Psalms 67:1
Very sorry for the loss of a loved member of the community.
32 yom, 5'7" 153#
66, 88, 110, 121, 132 (old PR), 143, 154, 159.5 (new PR), 165 (fail, OOOPS!), 132, 132
punished myself with lots of GHD situps and back extensions afterwards
Condolences to BrandX.
Practiced overhead squat as per August 2005 journal (except I had no friend to tell me whether or not I was hitting the frontal plane).
All dowel work and some stretching.
My prayers to you at Brand-X and also his family in this time of need.
To the families of Scott and Caryn, I'm truly sorry for your loss.
Prayers for the families and friends left behind...
Injured myself the first time I did this not that long ago (hands were too close together) so I took it easy but even so I was only able to do a minimal amount of work.
I keep wanting to role to my toes as I come up. I guess it is a bit scary balancing the bar above the head and learning that balance point.
115 x 1 x 4
135 x 1 x 6
topped out at 180 lbs.,failed at 185 lb.
My sincere condolences to those that lost Scott and Karen.
May I never forget those that perished on 9/11 and may I never politicize their passing:
Sgt. John Coughlin
Sgt. Michael Curtin *
P.O. John D'Allara *
P.O. Vincent Danz *
P.O. Jerome Dominguez
P.O. Stephen P. Driscoll *
P.O. Mark Ellis *
P.O. Robert Fazio *
Sgt. Rodney Gillis
P.O. Ronald Kloepfer
P.O. Thomas Langone
P.O. James Leahy *
P.O. Brian McDonnell
P.O. John Perry *
P.O. Glen Pettit *
Det. Claude Richards *
Sgt. Timothy Roy *
P.O. Moira Smith *
P.O. Ramon Suarez *
P.O. Paul Talty
P.O. Santos Valentin
Det. Joseph Vigiano*
P.O. Walter Weaver
Members of the Service - NYPD
question... i have been unable to workout for the last 2-3 weeks due to illness for which i was hospitalized once. i am feeling better now but not 100%. any suggestions on how to get back into it? just start back with the WODs? scaled back WODs?
i have been out for the last 3-odd months and am going half speed at the wod's for a couple of triplets (3 day exercise stints). Go easy coming back in and the gains will be better (rather than aching.....TOO badly!). Suck it and see buddy.
bw - 70kg
then 3 rounds for time of;
time - 11.43
condolences and respect on this day, rock hard in their honour....
My deepest condolences to Scott's family, Caryn's Family & Brand X, I am very sorry for your losses.
44 YOA, 162
WOD: 40lb (old PR**), 40, 45, 50, 55, 55, 60, 65, 65, 70 (new PR)
** This was one of the first exercises I did with the WOD about 7 weeks ago. Today, I almost doubled the initial weight I was able to do then (88% increase!) Steady improvement is taking place. Thanks crossfit.
Form was really suffering so I decided to practice good form w/lighter weights.
This is a sad day.
To Scott's family: I pray you find the peace and strength to get through this. I am sorry for your loss.
God bless you and your family.
rookie needs help:
A question from a grasshopper: is this max for 1 rep and a tiny rest in between?
Condolences to Scott's friends and family.
Row 500 meters
CF warm-up x 2 (no push-ups instead of pull-ups)
55/65/70/75/80/85/90(failed couldn't get it overhead)/80/80/80
Yes, just make sure that you don't rest long enough to cool down between reps. Good luck
29 yo, 176#s
~2 min jump rope; cfwux3; WOD:
rest in peace, scott.
A litte suspect form from time to time. But better than 2 months ago!
finished with 110# (PR by 15#)
Rest in peace, Scott. As with all who gave their lives on 9/11.
1x45 1x55 1x65 1x75(pr) 1x85(pr). Couldn't go on any more because my wrist doesn't have enough flexibility at that weight. I broke it and had to have surgery to fix it and have very limited ROM now. Still got a couple prs though, so thats good!
Sorry to hear about Scott... Prayers go out to family and friends!
My condolences to his family.
After many failed attempts got 137 PR.
first of all my sympathies to Scott's family and friends. Words can't take away the hurt but hopefully the knowledge that so many are thinking of him, even those of us who didn't know him, will help.
I'm taking my 12 week break, I've been at Crossfit religiously for 14 weeks but was enjoying it so much it didn't seem that long. But, the last week or so my enthusiasm and motivation has been waning. So, I'll be restarting next Mon. hopefully chomping at the bit and with my shoulder fully healed, no lifting all week. Today I did 30 minutes on the step mill and felt great.
prayers are with Scott's family and friends!
top weight 215
My condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Scott. My continued respect to those who perished on 9/11.
I was between 285 and 295 last January when I first started Crossfit. I have been stable at 275# for awhile (I need to follow the Zone diet more closely). I know I have dropped fat weight and I have gained a great deal of strength. The variety of Xfit fits my personality and while I may not have a great 10K time, I have improved on nearly every benchmark WOD considerably. Thanks for noticing.
Xfit works wonders for the Clydesdales, too.
My sympathies also go out to Caryn's family and friends. Didn't read all the entries before my previous one. So Sorry
Our deepest condolences to Scott's and Karen's families, and to his BrandX family.
On behalf of so many of us at Brand X I would like to thank all of you who have wished us well. Although I visit the site daily and review comments of others, I am a rare contributor to this forum. I consider myself a longtime friend and devotee of Coach Glassman and all the good he has produced via this site. He has brought together a group of extraordinary people who share a common bond. Scott was just such a young man. All the clichés like, “he was a fine young man” truly applied to Scott. He was a humble young soul who recognized his personal weaknesses and strived to overcome them.
On such a solemn day, we remember all of those who have perished tragically. We forget trying to explain why, but instead recount our fortunes at knowing such fine people. Scott was just such a person. So were all of those who were called to duty on this date 5 years ago and those who have perished in the battles since.
The tragedy of today will pass with time; however, the memories will be with all of us who remain. As I write this I think of all of those people I have been fortunate enough to meet through this site. “Murph” always comes to mind. He represents all of those who have passed defending this great land of ours. Thanks to Coach, Lauren and all of the countless others in this program who have brought this community of exceptional people together.
Gods speed to Scott and all of those who have meant so much to all of us….
-9/11- always remember
-#1-40lb Total(20lb each arm)-Dumbell (no barbell at home)
I didn't plan this right mentally and tactically, and I need some different weights. It still felt good. My lower back actually didn't hurt.
My prayers for GOD's healing and Peace for all of Scott's family and friends. I am very sorry to hear of his loss.
May GOD also continue to bless our great country on this 5th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, with ongoing healing and Love for the families of those lost on that day.
Todd maxed at 155lb
Rob maxed at 175lb
my thoughts and payers go out to Scott's family and Friends.
Thinking of the family and friends of Scott..my prayers are with you all!!!
Warmed up with OHS went up to 65lbs..
Did JACKIE as RX'D
8:06 She is worse than FRAN!!!!!
Didn't try and challenge my PR(205). Left shoulder has been acting up. Has to be from lowering the weights down after a lift. I really need to invest in some bumper plates!
Jeff and Brand-X crew. Once again, our prayers go out to you and Scotts family. It's always sad when CrossFit loses a member of its' family.
Get some, Go again!
quick one over lunch with L's first time
Our hearts go out to Scott and Caryn's parents. We just do not have the words to express our sorrow over their passing.
Sara T. has been a special part of our family, daughter to Mikki and I, friend, confidante and older sister to our boys. We grieve for her. She has lost her two best friends. They were both the kind of people you hope your kids will become.
We are setting up a page for Scott an Caryn with pics, but Sara has posted a couple here.
50 Wall Ball 23.5 lbs
30 Sit Ups
30 Back Extensions
Way too soon for Scott and Caryn.
Best wishes to family and friends.
Prayers to Scott's family & friends.
45# (previous PR)
overhead squats: 1x45,65,75,85,90,95,100,105,110,110. I topped out at 95 the last time we did these, so the 110# is a pr. I found manuvering the bar into the proper position and reracking it almost as challenging as the lift itself. If there ever was a lift that cried out for a coach on the spot screaming at me, this is it. I think I was doing it right, but I'm sure, there's much room for improvement. Got to parallel at the bottom, not lower.
Age 35 BW 203
OHS 10 X 1
1 X 45/55/65/75/85/95/105/115/125/135(PR)
My condolences to the Brand X family for their loss as well as everyone who lost a part of themselves 5 years ago.
bdy wt. 180
205 lb oh squat.
Surprisingly difficult(first time i've done that)...think it was the burpees from yesterday catching up with me. Started with 50Kg but after two sacrificed form for weight so went down a bit.
Beautiful exercise. First time for OHS 1RM. 45kg is a PR but I don't think its my max. I need a gym where I can dump the bar without destroying the interior design... until then I'm working on form.
my thoughts & prayers are with Scott's friends & family.
Wod: worked up to 90k
RIP Scott, my condolences to the family.
OHS 135 PR
Thank you Mark S. for the prompt reply.
Some friends in my boxing class and I are going to do this one before we hit the pool for laps. Good luck to you sir!
Heading to the gym to do the wod. Not sure about crossfit yet, this is only my 3rd workout. Am I clean and jerking the bar to the overhead squat position? or should I have it racked there and start with it over my head? Hopefully somebody answers this before I get dressed...
And for 9-11 the 343 will always be with me and I am truely sorrowful for Scott's family and friends. RIP
WU 1/2 mi walk on treadmill and stretch
WU OHS w/ oly bar x 10
WU OHS 65# x 5
Worked on form. Could not go any lower and increase weight.
I start at chest level (clean stage), in front, and push press o/h.
Take it off the squat rack as if you are doing a squat. Take a wide grip and push press it into position over your head and slightly behind your ears. After your set, lower the bar behind your head being careful to "catch" the bar across your traps by absorbing the shock with your legs. Rack it like a back squat.
After experimenting with a couple of different manuevers, this seems the safest and easiest to perform.
abs between each set
balance was difficult with heavier weight
40kg, 45, 50, 52.5, 52.5(PR), 40, 45, 47.5, 40, 40kg
Condolences to Scott's family.
45,50,55,60,65,70,75(failed to get it up into position twice, then figured I could take it directly off the rack in an overhead position, squatted it easily, but coming down was rather scarry)
Last three went down to 65.
Any suggestions on how best to get the bar overhead, (I push pressed the other weights) and more importantly, how to get the bar safely down again without dropping it, (not an option at the gym)?
OHS WoD-- (one set may have been missed)
JK: 65, 85, 95, 95, 105, 115, 115, 115, 115?, 95.
BP: 65, 95, 115, 125, 135, 135, 145, 145, 145? 155.
Body weight: 195 lbs
Warmup: 10 min jogging
Workout: 10 sets of 1 rep overhead squats
2 sets @ 135 lbs
3 sets @ 155 lbs
1 set @ 165 lbs
3 sets @ 185 lbs
1 set @ 195 lbs
5 sets 10 sec L-sit hold (10 sec rest between sets)
4 sets 10 sec tucked L-sit hold (10 sec rest between sets)
5 sets 10 sec tucked planche hold (10 sec rest between sets)
2 sets of 5 straddle press to handstand against wall (sloppy)
2 sets of 30 second handstand holds against wall
7 handstand 1/2 pirouettes (sloppy)
My condolences to John and his family, my thoughts today were of him and those who lost their lives on 9/11.
Worked up from 95lbs up to a single of 163. Could have gone higher but getting the bar overhead was getting trecherous and ugly.
My deepest condolences to the families and friends of Scott & Caryn, and also to the folks at Brand X.
Think of them often & smile when you do.
A revisit to my nemesis.
PVC pipe x 10
Still tortuous on my back and shoulders, but better than my whimpy "I can't do them..." from last time.
Scott, be well in the companie of God.
Looking at the documentory about 9/11, tears came out of my eyes. I'm Dutch, never met anyone from of New York, but my heart felt the pain. God's bless, my blessings to all.
About the OH-sq: Sinds I'm still not comfortable with this movement, I saw this as a technique training. Most of the sets where 3 or more reps, untill it felt good.
started with empty oly bar = 20 kg, added 2,5 kg each set, ended with 42,5 kg.
Note to self, do this again in a week or so, just for technique.
Extra, combat gymnastics (cfj nov 2005)
Live with passion, Johan
28 y/o 170 lb 5’10” approx 12% bf
Warm up: 3 rounds: 10 overhead squats, 10 sit ups, Samson stretch. 1 round Bergener Warm up.
Overhead Squat: 45lbs: 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Form still not great on these, need work on shoulder flexibility to keep the weight back…
OHS: 65#, 75, 85, 95, 105 (PR), 115 (PR), 125 (PR), 135 (F), 115, 95 3x3
Rest In Peace Scott.
lil pipe-85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 130, 135, 140(pr), 135, 135
sam repped w/ 85
Condolences to Scott's family and friends
BW 250 - Age 32
CFWU X 2 - OHS
got up to 205. could have done more, but any higher was awfully shaky and did not want to get kicked out of gym for dumping weights. Finished of with a 3x3 set of front squats with 225
Tough day, as I did this after 2 1/2 hours of BJJ.
Overhead squats 1 x 10
Just working on form, getting my butt all the way down. Nice beautiful overhead squats, though.
big pipe bw 170: 65, 85, 95, 95, 105, 115, 115, 115, 95, 85
still workin on gettin all the way to the ground and weight back with these, looks like sean kicked my butt
finished with front squat, 5x185, 3x205, 2x225
95, 95, 115, 115, 125,125,135 (messy form), 95, 95, 95 (focus on form)
Weight in KG:
New PB = 50kg
Not much to say today.
Yesterday's WOD "Filthy Fifty" with modifications-
box jump K-12"; N & L-24"
dumbbell swings K-20#; N & L- 12#
no K2E GH sit ups instead
push press K-45#; N & L-25#
Good mornings instead of Back Extensions
wall ball K-25# homemade med ball; N & L- 12# thrusters
Instead of burpees for K & L push ups and squat jumps; N was all over the burpees
100 single unders for K; 60 for N & L
everything else no mods
All sets with 50 reps for K (first time doing all 50) 42:20
Last time that I did this it was 30 reps and in 53:50
N-30 reps each in 20:01; L- 30 reps each in 30:27
We had a slow down when I was doing squat jumps because L started laughing saying tht it looked like I was jumping for joy spreading flowers, we all started laughing so I had to leave the garage to finish. Afterwards we practiced OHS with 25# bar for form. Finally feel comfortable enough with form to add weight next time.
I dedicated this workout to my husband, whom is deployed right now, all of our friends in the FDNY that were there 5 years ago, and all of our friends who have paid dearly for us to be here. It was a heavy day.
3rd, crossfit workout, so far I'm loving it, very tough though.
BW: 200 lbs.
WU: 5k run @ 26:05
It was definitely shakey, but I got all the way down for all reps. Glad I didn't drop it, cuz everyone is leering in the gym. 24 hour fitness definitely isn't designed for this.
Completed 50 reps of 45lbs (barbell) overhead squats to work on form and 30 reps of weighted situps.
There just aren't words to soothe the loss of friends or family. My heart goes out to all.. Much, much love to everyone in Ramona.
115, 125, 135, 155, 165, 170(miss), 170, 175, 180(miss), 180(miss)
1 rep max OHS: 175
My thoughts and prayers to all those who knew and loved Scott and Caryn. Being in NYC my heart was already heavy with the 9/11 anniversary - to be met with such somber news before I walked out the door made me want to appreciate this day even more. May those of us who still walk this earth appreciate the love in our lives and make the most of our time.
started at 90 worked up to 185 which I did 3 times.
Got up to 140 lbs. (pr)
42 yoa, 179lbs.
Thanks Coach and Lauren.
Biked 1 mile to gym
Ran 3 miles, 21:51
Biked 1 mile home
Heart goes out to the families and to Brand X.
Sort of disappointed with performance. BW=153#
95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145 (fail), 140, 140, 145 (fail), 115
So sorry for all who knew Scott and Caryn. What a sad accident.
Not feeling it today, I have to say...just tried to fit in too many things this morning, and didn't do any of them as well as I would have liked. Here's the WOD:
PR is 100, but didn't have the stability today to go for it. Had to drop the weight down to 85, and then after a crash on the seventh rep, down again. Ugh. Normally I love OHS, but today...not much. On to tomorrow...
Last successful single was at 70kg, failed twice at 72.5. Still, 5kg better than last time.
My condolences to the Meyer family. May God somehow comfort you as you mourn your loss.
This was my first OHS workout with any noteworthy weight. I was really looking forward to it and was a little disappointed because my balance seemed to give out long before my strength did.
135 (felt quite "threatening")
115f (caught on my shoulders when balance got shaky)
115 (almost lost balance)
Didn't want to chance it after that last rep with 115. My area is not set up well for dumping weights.
Not sure why the balance felt so shaky. My stance felt solid. Was it stabilizer muscles? Should I be doing light-weight OHS warm-downs a few times a week or something of that sort to improve balance under load? I would appreciate any suggestions.
May God comfort the loved ones of Scott Meyer.
Condolences to the Meyer and BX families.
I need work at these, very shakey. I won't do them again until I have a spotter/partner.
20lbs. x 6, 20lbs. x 6, 20lbs. x 6, 20lbs. x 5
feet elevated pushups X 100
Hail to the Redskins!
Sorry for your loss.
Yesterdays WO but done today. My first crossfit WOD. Been looking at this site for a while and finally realized that this type of WO has everything I have been gravitating towards over the last few years. That said, this WOD wiped me out. had to make some subs due to lack of equipment(and skill).wall ball became thrusters and double unders became 100 regular skips(lack of skill). Finished WO in 55 min. not a great time but for a first time I'm happy.
cfwux3rds 10reps of ohs,pushups,situps,dips, 10 second handstand hold 5dhpu's
worked on form probably could've went a little heavier but didn't want to sacrifice
condolences to the families of scott and caryn
My thoughts were with you today, Sara.
Katy- my husband is in the Middle East and he loves it when I tell him about the WOD. Makes his day to know I'm working out hard while I wait for him.
Today was tough, warmed up and started OHS with dumbbells. Did 1 at 20lbs., then 3 at 24lbs., failed with 40, five more with 20. Consoled myself by sculling for 4K. Getting on the water got my mind right, shed a few tears over young lives lost, and missing my husband; came back in and got 10 OHS at 45. Still miss him.
1 mile run 6:10
45, 55, 65, 75, 85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135
1x 125#-left elbow unlocked a little
1x 130#-not all the way 2 mecicine ball but still parallel
Shoulder can't do OHS, so front squats instead
sets of clubbell work in between.
Kelly's Hawaiian Vacation Workout #2
Run 30 (16 step) flights of stairs, up and back down, in a sweltering hotel stairwell: 8:26
My family sends its condolences.
RIP Scott; my prayers are with you and your family, including Brand X
Crappy workout: 95,115,135,145,155,155,155,155,135,135
As rx'd: 45, 50, 55, 65, 75, 85, 95, 105, 115, 125.
Need either chalk or more aggressive knurling as hands starting to slip at heavier weights.
Condolences to those suffering from the loss of Scott and Caryn.
bw-199(1st day back after 2 weeks of no crossfit and easy living on beer, steak and golf)
tried a few of the warmup exercises from the article on the front page of this months journal. strict attention to "Going Deep" also.
failed x95-form was strict and deep but dumped the weight forward coming out of the hole
1x95 tried the extra rep and got it but form felt terrible-back arched and took a step forward.
"Going Deep" article helped me picture the correct form and I now have a strict basis to measure progress(still feel like a @*&%# for only getting 95 pounds)
My thoughts and thanks go out to all those who put their life on the line so my family can sleep safely at night. They are my heros and their selfless sacrifice for each other has always and will always humble me. Thank you.
body weight 187#
85, 95, 105, 110, 115, 120fail- 115, 120, 125, 135, 155
Still a bit of a twinge from last week, and my bride back with me after a bit of a break, so we did a mod:
Dan - age 38, bwt 255#
1000M C2 warmup @ 3:47.9 (new PR, believe it or not), then:
Front Squat: 10x45#, 8x75#, 6x105#, 4x135#, 2x165#
OHS: 10x45#, 8x60#, 6x75#, 4x90#, 2x105#
Back Extensions on GHD @ 50 & GHD sit-ups @ 50
Weights were a bit light, but form was pretty good, and no pain!
Front Squat: 10x15#, 8x30#, 6x45#, 4x55#, 2x65#
OHS: 10x15#, 8x25#, 6x30#, 4x35#, 2x40#
Back Extensions on GHD @ 50 & GHD Sit-ups @ 50
Took the two of us 50 min. total.
all the way up to 65!
20, 30, 30, 40 x 7
95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 140, 145, 150, 155, 160
ME OHSQ: 45#, 55, 65, 70, 75PR, 75, 70, 65, 55, 45
Dan Johns The Exercisex12
there is nothing that i can say that hasn't allready been said, but, everyone at brand X you have my best! Sara, I know what it feels like to have a close freind taken in this manner, Im sorry!
10 min ellip wu 15/15. ohs= 45x5, 1x65, 85, 95, 105, 115, 135, 145f, 135, 140, 135. hr avg 123, hr max 157. never forget.
44, 5'11", 200lbs
3rd week of crossfit
WOW this was a sobering workout! i thought i was going to put some substantial weight over my head for my first ohs and squat away...
carol, 40, 5'7", 150lbs
1x45x10 (shallow squats...knee problems)
trish, 36, 5'7", 140lbs
1x45x10 (shallow squats...knee problems)
Rest Week, scaled to 50%, more or less.
Topped out at 100 lbs (not that I could do 200).
my deepest sympathies to all who knew Scott and Caryn
135, 135, 145, 155, 155, 165, 165, 165, 145, 145 all cleaned from the ground.
form was great today, I know I can go a bit heavier but I don't have the luxury as yet of being able to dump the weight.
Feeling sad and pained for all the losses, and grateful to be alive.
CFWU x 2.
45,65,75,85f, 85, 95, 105f, 85,85,85
Ben: 135, 135, 155, 155, 175, 175, 185, 185, 195, 195 (bw 205)
Grant Scott and Caryn's family peace.
Somber day all around.
9/11 is a sad day for all, made sadder by this tragedy. I am ashamed that I have not been as dedicated in my workouts as I could have been. In the memory of everyone who has suffered on this date, I vow to redouble my efforts at crossfit.
Peace be unto us all.
May Scott rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family & friends of Scott, the loss is so much harder on the survivors. Dedicated this workout to Scott. Age 50/BW 240#. Warmup with 5@45, then 1@ 65/75/85/85/100/105/110/115/85/85 and a backoff set of 5@45 trying to get deep as I could. Finished off with "TABATA" situps.
Gimped with a healing flexor tendon (non-Crossfit related)
D: PR = 85
J: PR = stick
Maxed out at 45
135X5 failed on 6th
I have trouble getting out of the overhead squat position --when I lower the weight slowly to front or back my left shoulder gives out painfully and either drop it or absorb it on my chest--no fun--hope my shoulder heals soon--feels like a stabalizer muscle i guess--doesn't constantly hurt but just on very specialized movements at a precise point in the movement (wide grip on the way down)
God bless Scott's family and be with them and GroupX. Make your presence known there.
bw: 174 6'0"
- biked 4 miles to gym (130 bpm, easy ride)
- cfwu with weight assisted pullups and dips. first set with 45 off, last two with 80 off. Dropped to knees for some of last set of pushups.
- only the bar 10x. (no way I'm doing weight until I see good form in that mirror.
- biked 4 miles to gym (130 bpm, easy ride)
How much bend in the back is acceptable for these? Seems like my long legs balance me in such a way that my back arches a little even when I'm directly under the weight.
Sorry, no pictures - gotta get that battery for my camera!
Those were my first overhead pushups.
I need a lots of work w/this one
sooo weak : (
I dbld. up because the wt. was so light.
BW: 230 (22%)
First time I ever tried these outside the CFWU which is just the broomstick. Not sure I was doing it right either.
Walked out with the bar on my shoulder, did a test squat to get my feet right. Next, did the slight dip then lift, then lowered into position. Did my squat, return bar to my shoulders then walked back to rack.
As I went to a gym for this (my set-up at home is not safe enough for this), I doubt dropping the bar would have been nice.
Academy Range Day; recruits where taught CrossFit principles via many push -ups and Shotgun PT. Frickin OOh RRahh!
CFWU x 3
OHS - 45#-95#
30 Knees to Elbows
Ffinished with 25 KTE in 1 min.
Overhead Squats 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps
did sundays workout
wasn't feeling he ohs today,
feet were slipping in my shoes, shoulders weren't geting back far enough, legs felt wobbly.
First time doing (weighted) OHS since starting crossfit.
CFWUx2 + shoulder dislocate stretches
I know that is not much weight, but I need to work on form and shoulder ROM. On the 9th set, the weight came forward a bit, so I decided to drop the bar... No bumper plates, but luckily at such a light weight, I was able to bring the bar down lightly. For that rep, I had gotten all the way down into a nice deep squat, but as soon as I started to press back up, the weight came forward. I fought it off on on 10th set also. I think my arms were getting tired more than anything else - because squatting 110 lbs shouldn't tire my legs that much.
I'll work on the form in the meantime. I'm scared for today's workout!
45 X 3 (warmup)
65 X 3 (warmup)
90 X 1
95 X 1
95 X 1
95 X 1
95 X 1
100 X 1
100 X 1
90 X 1
90 X 1
100 X 1
My form started to suffer so I backed off the weight some. It stills feels awkward, like I need to be more flexible.
a little unstable at times
95f-45-65-95-95-95-65-65-95 (forgot one)
It feels like my muscles should be able to handle more, but my form needs work and I kept the weights low in function of that.
cfwu x 3
OHS practice w/ PVC
Light wt. @ 20#
Limited ROM @ 45#
Shoulder and lower back flexibility continue to plague...
Condolences to Scott's family
155 fail (even hit myself in the head with the bar!)
5x45, 1x85 warmup
95-95-95-95-95-95-95-95-95-95 (still not comfortable with these)
40K x 7
Could have gone a little heavier but I only have 10K and 15K bumper plates. Didn't want to try the 15K yesterday...Next time.
BW=205...I think my form isn't working quite right w/these...tried to adjust throughout. What is the trick to keeping your heels down during the descent for more power on the way back up?
started at 45#, worked good form to 115#.
thought I'd throw around 125# after strong 115# reps, but failed x2.
once done, I established 1RM for power clean at 175#.
135 x 3, then 95 and bar for practice
Need lots of warm-up and more practice. Weight doesn't feel real heavy but I'm not getting great depth. Have to review the instructions again.
Age 29 Bwt 200 (lost five pounds since I started crossfit)!
First time doing these successfully so every set was a PR except for my failed set!
I did: 50/55/60/70/75/85 F/85/95/100/105
1-148 (last snatch)
1-158 (push pressed off rack)
bw = 150#
65 x 3
75 x 2
95 x 2
115 x 1
115 x 1
135 - failed to get bar up w/ push press
switched to Front squat:
135 x 3
155 x 2
185 x 1
205 x 1
Stick work for form and flexibility improvement.
May God be with Scott's family and friends as he has gone home to meet the Lord.
45, 65, 85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 155
clean and jerked all weights into position.
65, 85, 95, 115 (f-lost balance), 105, 105, 115(f), 105, 105, 105(f), 95, 95x2
Did before 9/12 WOD
Max 115, new PR by 20 #'s.
Good balance; limiting factor is shoulder strength.
9/11/06 5:30 am
pr by 10#'s felt good.
"your mom wants you to do crossfit"
60, bwt 283. Got to the gym late, it was busy and I just couldn't get a squat rack. Subbed 1.75 mile hill climb on the treadmill. 30 min
225 F (215 is my PR, jumped to 225, got it just not quite deep enough before I wobbled and had to stand, would have tried it again but ran out of time)
First set of overhead squats ever.
These were tough, completed in 3:07:30
1x85 fail to balance
Had a spotter watch for correct form, made all the diff in the world.It helped to have the photo of correct bar positioning.
Up to 155...most i felt safe with in crowded gym in the squat rack.
Brooke up to 65. Failed @ 75.
Zac-95,105,115,125,125,125,135,135,115,115. Form was bad. Ran two miles.
Mae-65,70,75,70,75,75,75,80,90,95. form was great. Biked 8 miles.
PR'd by a bundle today.
115/115/115/135/145/135/135 Rib is hurting and on last rep I felt it in my back so I stopped.
maxed out at 50 KGS X 5 reps.
Tried with 60 KGS and dropped the weight.
Landed up with a mild wrist injury possible due to improper form or incorrect help from my spotter.
20, 25, 27, 30, 32, 35, 37, 40, 42, 45kg
weights from 95-155, made the squat on 155, but missed the rack, when trying to put it away
SueAnne, I used to have to stop OHS-ing at about 35kg because I couldn't get it up, till I also figured I set the bar high enough so I could have the bar overhead already. That's how I've been doing it. Not sure how else to get it overhead with that amount of weight hehe. I rack the bar in overhead position as well.
Perhaps a spotter might help you feel more safe?
95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 160, failed at 165 x 2- I couldn't reverse push press the weight up. All reps lifted off the floor.
Singles @ 95, 105, 115 for warm-up reps
125, 130, 135, 135, 135, 135, 135, 135, 135, 135
Condolences to Scott Meyer's family, friends and training partners at BrandX... I am sure he made the world a better place just be being in it.
bw = 196
6 x 1 x 95lbs
5 x 1 x 115lbs
Working on form - probably could work up to 135 next time
done 9/12/06 after working on muscle-ups WOD
135,145,155,165,175,180(f),180(f),175,175,180 (got it!)
All reps taken from rack. Snatched first three reps only.
My deepest and sincerest condolences to Scott's Family and Freinds and workout partners at Brand X. Way too many people die in car accidents. I will try to remember to be a more careful and patient driver as I often forget how costly and dangerous a misstep in driving can be.
Excited about getting 55, too scared to try 60 after dumping it last time. Did 15 assisted muscle-ups (9/12 WOD) before and 15 after.
*Does it count as (f) if you lift it over your head, realize you're never going to be able to squat with it and then place it down?
did the 10x1 overhead squat wod prior to this one.
whoa, switched it by mistake.
wasn't feeling the overhead squats today. low weight.
45, 65, 85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 65x10, 65x10
decided to double up on the wod instead. did the 30 muscle up wod right after.
65, 75,85, 95,105,115,125,135(pr),145(pr), 165(pr), 170(fail),170(fail)
#95, 115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165, 135, 135, 135
65lb, 95lb, 105lb, 105, 105,105,110lb (PR)
these kill my neck - did 25 minutes on recumbent as a substitiue, along with 100 pushups and 100 situps.
Did this workout a day late, only maxed at 105lbs., but I was able to finally figure out that shoulder flexibility is definitely my problem, can't get the weight far enough back for good form. I'll keep working...Get some.
Row 500m, CFWU x 1
Tim: 185, 185, 205, 205, 215, 215, 225, 225, 235 (PR)
From now on I am going to work on form. I got 235, but just barely, and it was SCAAAAREY being under that much weight for me. I have never even tried maxing out on OHSQs, most I ever did before was 185#, so this was a big step for me.
Overhead Squats 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps
1 x 45#
1 x 55#
1 x 65# (tie-PR)
1 x 75# (PR!)
1 x 85# (PR!!)
1 x 95# Fail
Stopped there with a 20# PR!
Back Squats 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps
1 x 65#
1 x 85#
1 x 105#
1 x 125#
1 x 135#
1 x 145#
1 x 155# Fail
Notes: Posting here as this WOD is closed out for comments. I'm not sure but I think the 145# is a 20# 1RM PR.
Vanessa; 1 mile run followed by overhead squats-
cfwux3 (weights in kg)
Did a power snatch for every OHS to get the bar over my head.
Completed all reps. Should have started heavier.
team redeployment (formerly team tikrit)
joeyd @ aas in lock-down before flight
mfbunch @ arifjan
wod: 45, 65, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 155 (fail), 155, 135
finished w/1000 meters on a concept 2 rower (imagine my surprise when i found one here in lovely kuwait)
7 singles before baby duty called. 50kg
Finally getting some flexibility in my shoulders.
3rd wod, learning ohs, gettting better, goal 45 lbs next time
5x75, then 95,100,105,110,115,120(fail) - all of these done power snatch then OHS, couldn't get 120 up. Then I tried push jerk behind the head, got 95, failed at 105, then did 105 off the rack and called it a day. Need to work on getting the weight overhead to begin with, as 115 wasn't hard at all.
BW = 165
105 115 125 135 145 155 155 145 145 135
65 85 85 105 105 115 115 125 125 125
First time I tried these, could't get the hang of it. Now, I can get down to ankle to butt. Definite improvment in form and strength.
It also isn't just Overhead Squats...
It's a hang clean to push press to OHS.
It's a total body work out if you do it this way.
You tricky tricky Coach, you.
65-75-95-105-115 forward step-115-125-135
145 shakey-145 solid. Think it is a new PR- if not definitely much better form than the last time I got it.
Did this wod on 2006 09 13, but forgot to post.
Warm up of 4 sets light weight to work balance, then stayed kind of light, working up to about 140-150(I think, lost notes made during the wod)
did pr @ 145 for last 2 sets