January 2, 2010

Saturday 100102

"Barbara"

Five rounds, each for time of:
20 Pull-ups
30 Push-ups
40 Sit-ups
50 Squats

Rest precisely three minutes between each round.

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Drew Armstrong, Bushbuckridge, South Africa


08 Games Thruster Pull-up Workout from "Sisu" - The Mikko Salo Documentary preview - video [wmv] [mov]


Pat Barber does "Barbara" at CrossFit New Zealand - video [wmv] [mov]

Posted by lauren at January 2, 2010 5:00 PM
Comments

what the what?? pull ups push ups squats again??

Comment #1 - Posted by: christy Warren at January 1, 2010 5:01 PM

oh man gonna be a rough one!!!

Comment #2 - Posted by: Frank Castle at January 1, 2010 5:01 PM

What the heeelllllll!

Comment #3 - Posted by: Mendoznuts at January 1, 2010 5:03 PM

Whoa coach....are you trying explode our upper body? Dang!

Comment #4 - Posted by: h lane at January 1, 2010 5:10 PM

should be tough but fun

Comment #5 - Posted by: tonupmike at January 1, 2010 5:10 PM

You know, this is almost predictable...

Comment #6 - Posted by: thatguy at January 1, 2010 5:12 PM

lol!

i had a feeling it would be a third day of the same stuff.

hit it hard!

Comment #7 - Posted by: Brosephiroth at January 1, 2010 5:13 PM

So do we go from one to the next and then rest 3 minutes. Or do we do 5 rounds of the pullups with 3 minute rests before we move on to the pushups, etc. Basically is this a circuit the. Rest 3 and do it all again in order 4 more times

Comment #8 - Posted by: Dalton at January 1, 2010 5:26 PM

#8 do the 20, 30, 40, 50. Rest three minutes, then continue with same pattern for 4 more rounds.

Comment #9 - Posted by: Josh at January 1, 2010 5:32 PM

Does kipping make the PU easier or faster?

Comment #10 - Posted by: Tylor at January 1, 2010 5:33 PM

Hope I am less sore tommorrow.

Comment #11 - Posted by: tom at January 1, 2010 5:45 PM

No Mercy! haha gotta luv it!

Comment #12 - Posted by: Sara at January 1, 2010 5:46 PM

How cow Batman....Pull Ups again!

Comment #13 - Posted by: tracy at January 1, 2010 5:53 PM

Gotta be honest and say I'm not getting the whole "pound the body into submission" thing with three days of the same exercises. Been crossfitting since late 2005 and I've followed pretty well, but over-use injuries have plagued me for the past year+, and these workouts don't help. I think I'm gonna pass on this one.

Comment #14 - Posted by: flip at January 1, 2010 5:54 PM

# 10 kipping pullups able you to do more work in less time so yes the are faster, slightly easier and they make you numbers for strict pullups go up

Comment #15 - Posted by: Fintan at January 1, 2010 6:05 PM

This will be the first time I do this "As Rx'd."

Comment #16 - Posted by: neil at January 1, 2010 6:05 PM

I've been doing CF religiously for 8 months now. OMG I don't know if it's the moon phase or what, but my whole body is soar after the last couple WOD's .....Ok I quit 3,2,1, GO ... :))

Comment #17 - Posted by: John Catlettsburg, KY at January 1, 2010 6:12 PM

It seems like we haven't done pullups, pushups, situps, or squats in so long....I almost did this today just because i missed them so much....

Comment #18 - Posted by: Eric Gohl 23/5'10/163 at January 1, 2010 6:15 PM

hmm, starting this WOD cycle tomorrow with Angie. Cursing myself for posting a few days ago that we hadn't had pull ups in 3 cycles

Comment #19 - Posted by: nick in sydney m/38/6ft/183 at January 1, 2010 6:17 PM

What's with 3 days straight of the same movement? Are you trying to tear our hands up permanently?

Comment #20 - Posted by: Rick at January 1, 2010 6:20 PM

Pulls ROCK!! Stop Crying!! You all can go back to "three sets of ten" whenever you want...

Comment #21 - Posted by: Greg at January 1, 2010 6:24 PM

Bring it !!! I think it's a bit much but, mother nature doesn't care so, I don't ; ) I'm gonna CRUSH it !!!!

Comment #22 - Posted by: Bryan Kastl at January 1, 2010 6:34 PM

Ouch.

OK. Well then, guess we'll get a chance to talk a little more about body weight exercises, eh?

Now I know what you're thinking...I've always been told that you shouldn't work the same muscles two days in a row, right? So, what's this? Three consecutive days of PU/Push-ups/Squats? What tha...

Here's the scoop. Crossfit is designed to train us for the "unknown and the unknowable". Our crossfit.com workouts are not random, but constantly varied. In life sometimes the same task or challenge arises 3 days in a row. Same thing here. I'll talk about "Barbara" a bit and then offer some suggestions on what to do tomorrow (remember, I'm talking to newcomers).

So..."Barbara"...another one of our "girls". The good news is that we get another "girl"; the bad news is that it's "Barbara". 20 pull-ups/30 push-ups/40 sit-ups/50 squats. Do this combination, rest "precisely" 3:00, then do it again. Total of five time through. The 3:00 between rounds 4 and 5 are simply the fastest 3:00 of your life.

20 pull-ups. The kipping PU is the default PU in Crossfit. Gymnastic, frog-kick, or butterfly, it doesn't matter. Can't kip yet? Bummer for you. Trade in your stopwatch for a sundial. Break up the 20 any way you need, but complete all 20 before you move on to the push-ups. Scale the PU with a Gravitron, bands, or by doing jumping PU. Do NOT to negatives on jumping PU. JUST DON'T. Go immediately to 30 push-ups.

After you finish your push-ups move on to 40 sit-ups. It doesn't matter what kind you do. Anchored or unanchored. +/- Abmat. GHD? What? Are you daft? You're a newbie; don't be silly. GHD sit-ups for you are a straight trip to injury. Finish with 50 squats. Just like always in CF if it just says "squats" that means just you and gravity. A$$ to ankles and stand up, full hip opening. Record your time and hope you've stopped shaking before 3:00 is up.

A word about scaling. The easiest way to do this is to let someone else do it for you! Click on "Start Here" on the left side of crossfit.com, then click on "Brand X Scaled WOD" and look at what Guarddawg has to offer. It's there every day. My thoughts? If you are truly new at this stuff drop down to three rounds of 10-20-30-40 reps. Be safe. Make it just a little bit fun. If you are really chewed up from "Angie" and "Cindy", really sore and worried about today, go ahead and take the day off, or go for a run. We've just done 3 WOD's in a row and tomorrow is a Rest Day. Keep that in mind as you decide what you will do. Crossfit is "you vs. you". No one is keeping score but you.

For what it's worth "Barbara" is the WOD that brings me closest to "Pukie the Clown" than any other. I have a love/hate relationship with "Fran". I just hate "Barbara".

3-2-1...GO.

Comment #23 - Posted by: bingo at January 1, 2010 6:37 PM

I agree with #14, this is just asking for injury in the form or muscle tears, spasms, or joint problems. I think this cycle isn't for everyone, and insinuating people are sissies for not wanting to do it is ignorant...sorry coach I like to avoid injuries.

Comment #24 - Posted by: Paul at January 1, 2010 6:37 PM

Will be doing barbara and mary tomorrow, couldn't do wod today after working thirty two hours straight with no sleep last night, recover and hit it hard.

Comment #25 - Posted by: Anthony/Worm M/5'11"/37/200 at January 1, 2010 6:51 PM

Sorry, Greg, but I aint planning on going back to "3 sets of 10". I might not be as hardcore as you, but at least I'll be able to swing my axe when I'm on the roof tonight...

Comment #26 - Posted by: flip at January 1, 2010 7:03 PM

I'm lovin it!

Comment #27 - Posted by: Wyatt22 at January 1, 2010 7:04 PM

I'm with #21. There must be some logic to it. Just go get it....

Comment #28 - Posted by: Sgt Messerly at January 1, 2010 7:05 PM

1st day of workout. New to crossfit! Should be exciting, can't wait!

Comment #29 - Posted by: Doug at January 1, 2010 7:06 PM

Sweet. Had a hunch that this was going to happen. Stuff like this (3 days in a row of more or less the same thing) does get programmed occasionally, and works surprisingly well. Yes, it will hurt and make us dig a little deeper, but that's not really surprising... It is crossfit, after all.

If you're fighting a repetitive strain injury, by all means scale or substitute or what have you. But if you're just sore, give it an honest shot. Some oft past pr's have come when I've been sore and tired and just generally blah about the whole thing, and I've actually felt better after the workout than before.

Bingo: well said. Particularly loved the bit about the ghd situps. We just got a ghd at our gym, so I went a bit overboard on trying it out. Then I remembered that Angie had situps... I paid for my warmup exuberance.

Comment #30 - Posted by: JaHo at January 1, 2010 7:11 PM

these 3 days are killers

Comment #31 - Posted by: clintster at January 1, 2010 7:16 PM

Man, there's been a lot of crying on here lately. If you don't want to do the WOD, rest or choose one you want to do. If you know enough to complain of the inappropriateness, then certainly you know enough to choose one that is appropriate.

Comment #32 - Posted by: Tom in OKC at January 1, 2010 7:19 PM

i couldn't move my arms to wash my back after yesterdays. fml

Comment #33 - Posted by: goody at January 1, 2010 7:34 PM

ps this is comming from someone with a sub 3 minute fran.

Comment #34 - Posted by: Scott at January 1, 2010 7:43 PM

Keep the videos of Mikko going! He is a true warrior and an inspiration to us all. Humble, driven, a crossfitter. An athlete we can all learn from.

Comment #35 - Posted by: Gino at January 1, 2010 7:50 PM

Remember in start here is says that main site will tax the world's fittest athletes. Scale if you need to and rest on sat.

Comment #36 - Posted by: Ricky at January 1, 2010 8:02 PM

aw, come on coach...angie, barbara and THEN cindy would have been alphabetical. you are really messing with my OCD.

and Scott, i dont care what your fran time is, mental toughness is every bit as important as physical development. besides, i imagine bw stuff will dissappear for a few cycles and your body will recover stronger. complaining is toxic. Accept suffering in silence.

Comment #37 - Posted by: phil at January 1, 2010 8:04 PM

Pat Barber is my hero

Comment #38 - Posted by: Ro at January 1, 2010 8:05 PM

Luv it!

Comment #39 - Posted by: Globo at January 1, 2010 8:13 PM

I am soar... so soar. I LOVE IT!!!! I just love that sick feeling in the pit of my stomach right before I start a crossfit workout because it makes the "laying on the floor in a pool of my own sweat" after it's over seem soooooo sweet! Started off the year with a PR, hope to keep them coming!!!

Comment #40 - Posted by: ALX M/31/5'7/255 at January 1, 2010 8:56 PM

(giggles) i love this program XD

Comment #41 - Posted by: john41 at January 1, 2010 9:29 PM

I'm a big fan of crossfit. A big fan of the OHS. A big fan of assisting developing nations with humanitarian etc. Combining all three together through one picture though? To me it's bordering on exploitation, and pics like these are the ones that tend to fuel the anti-crossfit sentiment amongst posters in forums all around the place. End rant.

Comment #42 - Posted by: michael at January 1, 2010 9:52 PM

I think there are some out there who need to give Derek White a call at Globo Gym!

Comment #43 - Posted by: Anna at January 1, 2010 11:51 PM

MENTAL!!!! SIMPLY MENTAL!!!!

Comment #44 - Posted by: 1bootneck1 at January 2, 2010 12:48 AM

This is going to be a good one.

Comment #45 - Posted by: Tim at January 2, 2010 1:25 AM

38 minutes flat. Is that good? Where am I at?

Comment #46 - Posted by: Thomas Castillo II at January 2, 2010 1:30 AM

ahahha
i talked with my buddy i was like its either murphy or that 20 pull ups 30 push ups girl

nice kick in the nuts

Comment #47 - Posted by: irro at January 2, 2010 2:29 AM

yessss done,
that one hurt!!!
thanks.. my body is goo
I need a rest day!!!

Comment #48 - Posted by: Sara at January 2, 2010 3:03 AM

Bingo-
Your WOD descriptions are great and even for someone like me that has been doing this for a long time, I still enjoy reading them. I'm sure the newbies greatly appreciate it.
Keep up the great start to 2010.

Comment #49 - Posted by: J9 at January 2, 2010 3:43 AM

Whew! I don't feel so bad now seeing todays comments. I had the same "What the ...." when I saw the WOD. I feel like a wet towel that's been twisted dry. Sadistic Love I say! But I love it, love it, love it, love it. The physical changes that I am accomplishing are terrific and whether or not my body screams of anger at me, it knows this is the best thing for it. Internal Tough Love! :)

Comment #50 - Posted by: George at January 2, 2010 3:59 AM

110 lb assist on pull-ups

only got 3 rounds in my allotted workout time

35:50 total time

Comment #51 - Posted by: Scrape M/33/75"/240 at January 2, 2010 4:29 AM

M/31/210lbs.

Today was a handful.......but, its all about putting your mind into it!!!!

1st Set: 3:29
2nd Set: 3:31
3rd Set: 3:24
4th Set: 4:00
5th Set: 3:24

Total (including time in-between sets) = 29:48

Comment #52 - Posted by: Hernandez, C (USMC) at January 2, 2010 4:43 AM

Crossfit day 2 4 me!
This one took 23 minutes including 3 minute rests

Comment #53 - Posted by: Chris at January 2, 2010 5:12 AM

M/44/170

1st round at 00:05:12
Finished at 00:38:12 including 3 min rests.

Hadn't done "Babs" since July 2008 with that time coming in at 00:44:44

Comment #54 - Posted by: G-PA at January 2, 2010 5:29 AM

M/44/170

1st round 5:12
Finished at 38:12 including rests

Comment #55 - Posted by: G-PA at January 2, 2010 5:35 AM

25:59 as rxd

Comment #56 - Posted by: Christopher Munoz at January 2, 2010 6:09 AM

37:59 as Rx'd

hurtin bad after setting PR's with angie and cindy...barbara won today

Comment #57 - Posted by: Simon/29/M/185/5'9" at January 2, 2010 6:12 AM

Drew, those cutoff blue jean shorts rock! Not by chance a Florida graduate?

Comment #58 - Posted by: James CFAddiction at January 2, 2010 6:21 AM

I'm a newbie to crossfit. But I have a long history of training. Been doing crossfit for two weeks without a miss. I want to do Barbara today. I am sore like I've never been before. I want to do it. Should I plow through or scale it back a little. Any feedback would be great.

Comment #59 - Posted by: Dalton at January 2, 2010 6:23 AM

Dalton #58...plow through my friend unless you simply cannot do the exercises because of soreness...trust me we are all sore.

Enjoy.

Comment #60 - Posted by: Dan B at January 2, 2010 6:32 AM

As rx'ed.
M/35/200

36:13

Good stuff these past three days.

Comment #61 - Posted by: DAKLP at January 2, 2010 6:33 AM

41/m/176cm/73kg

As rx'd

Total time including rest 29:19 (last time 29:00, PR 28:51)

rd.1: 3:09 (3:18, 3:11)
rd.2: 3:19 (3:16, 3:21)
rd.3: 3:30 (3:27, 3:24)
rd.4: 3:42 (3:29, 3:24)
rd.5: 3:37 (3:30, 3:30)

Push-ups broken in round 4 and 5, anchored sit-ups.

Glad I did Mary (11 rounds) yesterday instead of Cindy. Nevertheless I will remember this as the legendary cycle when I did 365 pull-ups in three days.

Three days in a row of almost the same exercises improves mental toughness more than anything else. You probably won't set new PRs, but you learn that you can get through it, despite soreness and all.

Once you get close to do all exercises unbroken with no rest in between exercises time doesn't improve much anymore. Chris Spealler did 1 rep every 1.5 seconds on average in his amazing 10 minute Angie. How much faster can you go?

At this point of diminishing results the efficiency of the program suffers in my opinion.

Wouldn't it make sense to scale the workout up to force some rest in once you've reached a pace where you can work continuously without any rest? For example after you can do 12+ rounds of Mary, 25+ rounds of Cindy, a sub 12 minute Angie or a sub 3 minute Fran?

You could use a weight vest or replace air squats by overhead squats or substitute an exercise you are weak with.

Comment #62 - Posted by: Memuc at January 2, 2010 6:38 AM

bw 165

last time
2:15
2:08
2:05
2:05
2:06

this time
subbed deads
200x5
245x5
295x5

Comment #63 - Posted by: paulw at January 2, 2010 6:56 AM

Performed with a 20 lb vest
3:55
4:19
4:35
4:13
4:24

Comment #64 - Posted by: Tyler Scott at January 2, 2010 7:16 AM

Ouch! Didn't get the New Year started off very well.

set #1: 3:30
set #2: 5:30
10 min break
set #3: 5:20
Done, realized I needed more time to recover from New Years Eve.

Comment #65 - Posted by: Ben m29/6.0/192 at January 2, 2010 7:18 AM

As rx'd 34:00

M/23/155

This one killed me. However, I have never done kipping pull-ups before so all the PU were strict.

Comment #66 - Posted by: Staggs, A (USMC) at January 2, 2010 7:18 AM

Bummer, I figured it would be tabata something else.

Comment #67 - Posted by: ScottMacArthur at January 2, 2010 7:30 AM

Bingo...
I have been practicing CF for 2 yrs now. I used to think you and some others that leave lengthy posts regularly just craved a bit of extra attention, but I am trying to be a bit less cynical this year.

I have found myself reading your posts lately, even the ones the last couple days regarding the descriptions of WOD's as they come and go. You don't need my blessing, but keep up the good work. Although we can skip over the post each day, I'm sure thousands of newbies appreciate the explanation, and I will probably continue to read it to remind myself that I was probably confused by some of these WOD's myself at one point (humbleness is good).

Thanks
Rich

Comment #68 - Posted by: rich at January 2, 2010 7:31 AM

...I love this...seriously. It kills, but I love it

Comment #69 - Posted by: rossglory at January 2, 2010 7:44 AM

5.02
7.03
5.27
5.43
5.51

Sit-ups: 20/20 - regular/crunches). All else as rx'd

Comment #70 - Posted by: Glenn at January 2, 2010 7:47 AM

as rx'd

rd1 4.28
rd2 5.09
rd3 5.28
rd4 4.56
rd5 4.46

total inc rest 36.47

Comment #71 - Posted by: Ash m/37/200 at January 2, 2010 7:51 AM

As rx'd:
Rd 1= 3:28
Rd 2= 3:21
Rd 3= 3:33
Rd 4= 4:59
Rd 5= 5:41
Total time = 21.02 (PR by 1:20)
Last two rounds was the closest I have ever come to meeting pukie, had to stop for a bit on the pushups while i was gagging.

Comment #72 - Posted by: Easton - M/19/179cm/77kg at January 2, 2010 8:01 AM

31:48 including rests. It's me, Ryan again (9rs old). It was hard-corps but it was actually fun! This has helped me be a stronger and tougher wrestler this season. My Coach said I am way more aggressive this season...I think it's the challenging WOD's. - My dad said i could post this.

Comment #73 - Posted by: Ryan at January 2, 2010 8:03 AM

scaled to 10/20/30/40

31:23 (pr)

Comment #74 - Posted by: jeglit (m/38/6'4"/220) at January 2, 2010 8:03 AM

A great one for Sunday

Comment #75 - Posted by: Mike 43M/6'2"/215 at January 2, 2010 8:06 AM

As RX'd

23:58

M/38/5'7"/140lbs

This was a good one!

Comment #76 - Posted by: Greg at January 2, 2010 8:08 AM

memuc #61 re: scaling UP

Spot on. The majority of Crossfitters, including yours truly, will find the main page crossfit.com WOD's to be more than enough to continue progressing, to continue to become more fit in every way. Some folks will never achieve "as Rx'd" in any but a handful of them. Still others, even those who do not aspire to compete in the Games, will find that they plateau after a period of time, and that the incremental fitness of a 2:59 "Fran" vs. a 2:51 "Fran" does not really move their fitness meter.

One response? Scale UP. More weight on the thrusters in "Fran". 275 or 325# DL in "Diane". Wear a vest for "Cindy", "Mary", or "Barbara" (well, maybe not "Barbara"). Whether you scale down or up, Crossfit is you vs. you, a continual quest to create a better version of you tomorrow than you yesterday through the work done today.

Keen observation. Thanks.

Rich #67: cheers, Brother.

Comment #77 - Posted by: bingo at January 2, 2010 8:13 AM

2010-01-02: 5rnds@38:02 (4:12,4:30,5:39,5:37,6:01)
2009-09-11: 4rnds@27:12 (3:08,3:34,5:25,6:05)
2009-05-26: 5rnds@44:32

Comment #78 - Posted by: gs at January 2, 2010 8:17 AM

Barbara lite

5 strict pull ups/5 on dip bar

33:38

Comment #79 - Posted by: beemer (f/38/5'4"/130) at January 2, 2010 8:18 AM

31/m/197

4:34/4:29/5:51/5:29/5:33

total running time 37:56

Comment #80 - Posted by: SAT at January 2, 2010 8:23 AM

32:13

M/34/70/210

Comment #81 - Posted by: B Bowen at January 2, 2010 8:27 AM

As rx'd

did modified pull ups -- had a chair under chin up bar

did full out military push ups for all sets

german shepherd "assisted" during sit ups

squats just plain burned!

29:02

F/5'0"/108lbs/34

Comment #82 - Posted by: Nyree at January 2, 2010 8:34 AM

Great time... killed the WOD for sure...just dont see full extension on the squats on the last set..maybe just fatigue but hips werent fully opened and knees locked at the top :( anyone else have thoughts on that?

Comment #83 - Posted by: N/a at January 2, 2010 8:34 AM

M/36/5'10"/175

Absolute torture...but the good kind.

2:54
3:38
3:43
3:55
3:21

17:21 total work time. 29:21 with the rests.

My arms are so sore, I can't pick up my 3 year old without wincing. Barbara always makes me feel this way but with the two girls before, she hurts a little more this time. Thanks Coach!

For those of you who are whining...remember, this is a free site. It's not like you are paying for this programming...if you don't like it...don't do it, but don't crap on the ones that do like it or call it stupid. The bickering is worthless and a bad way to start the New Year.

Comment #84 - Posted by: Dan B at January 2, 2010 8:36 AM

and a quick note to self:

total for last 3 days...
300 pull-ups
450 push-ups
300 sit-ups
650 squats

not sure i've seen that in my 2 years of CF. awesome. time for a rest day.

Comment #85 - Posted by: SAT at January 2, 2010 8:38 AM

M/34/165
2:33
2:46
2:59
3:00
3:16

Sore today and loving it!

Comment #86 - Posted by: J. Galt at January 2, 2010 8:39 AM

M/34/165
2:33
2:46
2:59
3:00
3:16

Comment #87 - Posted by: J. Galt at January 2, 2010 8:46 AM

Barbara as Rx
(Also my girlfriend's name, which I got a little chuckle out of... but she is nowhere as near as bad as the WOD)

1st: 3:35
2nd: 3:43
3rd: 3:09
4th: 3:38
5th: 3:24

Pukie was on my tail on the last round, but I fought him off

Comment #88 - Posted by: Frosh (m/23/5'11/165) at January 2, 2010 8:48 AM

Hands to calloused to do pullups made up my own workout to emulate this one

Round 1
135 pound deadlift 20 reps
Pushups 30 reps
Situps 40
Squats 50
Rest 3 mins

Round 2
Row 200 m
20 Wall Ball
20 Burpees
Rest 3 Mins

Round 3
33 KB Swings 70 pounds
33 GHD Situps
33 Double Unders
Rest 3 mins

Round 4
50 Jumping Squats with empty barbell
Rest 3 mins

Round 5
20 Power Snatch 65#
20 Thruster 65#
20 SDHP 65#

Comment #89 - Posted by: charbs 185/24/m at January 2, 2010 8:54 AM

M/34/210/6'2"
As rx'd
1-3:29
2-4:31
3-4:53
4-4:45
5-5:29

Comment #90 - Posted by: WCG at January 2, 2010 8:55 AM

F/17/5'7''/140
Barbara Jr.- 3 rounds of everything scaled to half
1:37 1:36 1:37
PR

Comment #91 - Posted by: Shelby G. at January 2, 2010 9:06 AM

25:38 total
6:15
5:00
4:49
4:55
4:39

Comment #92 - Posted by: therozfather at January 2, 2010 9:18 AM

7:57
8:42
10:23
10:00
11:42

total 48:44

I am wrecked, i woke up wrecked from previous 2 workouts, i am proud to just have been able to complete todays wod...

Comment #93 - Posted by: tom at January 2, 2010 9:22 AM

M/29/145lb/5'6"

hands absolutely shredded from the last two ladies. opted to make up the 5k row from last week.

22:57

Comment #94 - Posted by: Mike at January 2, 2010 9:29 AM

Bob and I did Cindy to make up for missing yesterday.

16 rounds each with 5 sec to spare
-I guess we could have gotten 3 or 4 of the PU in there.
-We were talking afterward....I would really like to see a vid of 22+ Rd Cindy with chest to bar PU, bottomed out and open hip at top air squats. I have been looking on YouTube for one, and while many are high rounds, they seem partial ROM. It seems reasonable that there is an acutal max, where you take no breaks, have exceptional form, etc. Gravity can only pull you down so fast on air squats and push-ups.

Just thinkin...

Comment #95 - Posted by: rich at January 2, 2010 9:35 AM

CG E-City CrossFit,
Leary(m/44/5'11/200)
25:47- minute slower than last time but a huge mental victory! We got through it!

Comment #96 - Posted by: Dan Leary at January 2, 2010 9:43 AM

TM - 223
(M/24/162lbs - 5'7") Krak

Barbara as Rx'd:

1 - 2:40
2 - 2:46
3 - 3:11
4 - 3:33
5 - 3:17

Total - 15:28 minutes of work

Comment #97 - Posted by: brandon at January 2, 2010 9:44 AM

M/37/69"/203

as rx'd

3:11
3:15
4:17
5:03
5:12

Comment #98 - Posted by: TREVOR at January 2, 2010 9:48 AM

m/170

as rx:

3:00
3:35
4:49
4:49
4:46

total= 20:59

Comment #99 - Posted by: jnel at January 2, 2010 9:52 AM

I was just looking at doing a level 1 cert at some point in the future, with the only one in the UK in the next few months in April.. and it's $1000.. Are they ALL that expensive?!!

As a poor student, this is a bit steep =\

Comment #100 - Posted by: Patrick at January 2, 2010 9:54 AM

M 34 175 been doing cf for about two months. 4:45, 5:17, 6:08, 6:31, 7:24. That hurt.

Comment #101 - Posted by: Jason Martin at January 2, 2010 9:54 AM

29:01
This was absolutely the worst Barbara I've ever done. Angie, Cindy and a lousy Holiday diet have absolutely kicked my a$$. 17:01 of work, previouis PR 13:30. Pukie kept knocking during situps on rounds 4 and 5.

All pullups kipped unbroken, Pushups unbroken rds 1,2 and 3. 20/10 and 15/5/10.


Rd1 2:35
Rd2 2:37
Rd3 3:12 This is were it all fell apart, situps killed me
Rd4 4:03 Situps and squats sucked
Rd5 4:32 Should have used a sundial.

Looking forward to a day of rest.

Woke up this morning and it was the best my shoulder has felt in 1 1/2 years. Wish I could say the same now as I sit here icing it.

Comment #102 - Posted by: Jim D. 49/m/165/5'11" at January 2, 2010 10:06 AM

Jen did "Barbie" today (puppies: 5 rounds of 5/10/15/20).

Pullups were assisted (gray band), pushups were bench pushups, situps were feet anchored, back on swiss ball.

2:08 (approximate, clock started late)
1:57
1:51
1:43
1:38

Total: 9:17.

Great effort! Times got consistently better.

Comment #103 - Posted by: Mel/36m/5'10"/170 at January 2, 2010 10:08 AM

Full 5 rounds (woo hoo!)
first time Barbara
50:34
jumping pull ups, knee pushups
f/42/5'6"

Comment #104 - Posted by: nea at January 2, 2010 10:12 AM

M/23/156
as rx'd
1 2:44
2 2:30
3 2:19
4 2:15
5 2:23

w/ 3 min rest
total- 26:24

Losers quit when they're tired, winners quit when they'tr done.

Comment #105 - Posted by: Mike at January 2, 2010 10:16 AM

Each round includes a 30 second (slow) jog from the pullup bar outside in the snow back into my workout room. Since that gave me a 30 second rest after the pu's, I've counted it in.

1 5:45
2 5:39
3 5:55
4 5:57
5 5:15

Comment #106 - Posted by: Mike Gray - M/36/6'/180 - Zürich, Switzerland at January 2, 2010 10:25 AM

M/15/5'4/117
Total time 30:12
Switched situps to 50situps and squats to 40squats

Comment #107 - Posted by: D-man at January 2, 2010 10:29 AM

M/47/174#

As Rx 31:32
After the DOMS decreased the first 3 were gold. The last 2 broken into pieces -lost the PU's at 12
Glad I didn't wus out

Comment #108 - Posted by: anthony Ricci at January 2, 2010 10:30 AM

CF Pleasanton (CA)noob here... feeling very noobish after tackling Barbara for the first time. Finished only 2 rounds... barely... 30:26 Used green band on pull-ups. Can't wait until some time down the road when I look back and laugh at how far I've come.

Comment #109 - Posted by: Maurice at January 2, 2010 10:31 AM

CFWU~yeah, not so much..not even GHD back extensions. Did a little stretching and then....

"BARBARA"

Round 1: 2:29
Round 2: 2:29
Round 3: 2:44
Round 4: 2:42
Round 5: 2:48

I AM A NOODLE NOW! Glad my shoulder/back/bicep tendon help up pretty darn well as this cycle was my first since surgery 10/20/09 that I did all WOD's as prescribed.

It's all about the comeback!!!!
kipping pull ups

thigh to deck push ups~little to no shoulder/bicep tendon pain

anchored abmat sit ups~I think I need to come up a tad higher after watching Pat in the "Barbara" video (which is just delicious to watch by the way!) and Speal during the "Angie" video.

No spotter ball used for squats...at or below parallel on all

Comment #110 - Posted by: Fit Mom in CT of CrossFit Persevere (F38/125/5'2") at January 2, 2010 10:32 AM

as Rx'd

rd 1- 2:57
rd 2- 3:14
rd 3- 3:47
rd 4- 3:53
rd 5- 3:55

total- 29:46

Comment #111 - Posted by: blaney at January 2, 2010 10:35 AM

4th day following the crossfit workouts. Im 20 years old and am a college athlete and have been training my whole life and I have to admit this is by far the most intense program I have ever followed. I woke up this morning and NO WAY did I want to do the Barbera workout, but I wasn't about to skip it. I definetly felt like a warrior after I completed todays workout but a really sore champion thats for sure. This stuff is great! Keep the pain coming!

Comment #112 - Posted by: Justin at January 2, 2010 10:42 AM

Pretty sure i'm the low score today.
As rx'd
48:59

Comment #113 - Posted by: Stu at January 2, 2010 10:50 AM

You know, after posting all those pics of beautiful Crossfit ladies that the men liked so much...I am totally ok with the continued posting of Mikko videos to keep us ladies happy :D

Such a badass.

Comment #114 - Posted by: Gilly McGraw at January 2, 2010 10:50 AM

M/42/5'11"/175

As rx'd with un-anchored sit-ups

5:24
5:15
5:31
5:57
5:51

Total: 39:58

Comment #115 - Posted by: nutfam at January 2, 2010 10:52 AM

37:24 first time doing Barbara and its cold as balls out side with the wind a'kicking BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. First time back to crossfit since 2.5 weeks of vacation...lol way to start out!

Comment #116 - Posted by: Sheldon/26/m/185/5'10 at January 2, 2010 10:53 AM

hey #111
52:36
dead hang pullups

Comment #117 - Posted by: mike/40/6'3"/225 at January 2, 2010 11:00 AM

4:55, 6:15, 7:10, 7:34, 9:20

Comment #118 - Posted by: scfd1_9607 at January 2, 2010 11:02 AM

I got a 1 second PR.... but i didnt follow directions and forgot the rest between rounds part - DOH!! 17:10 with mixed full and girl push ups and jumping pull ups (still cant kip consecutively) Happy with it though!! So fun to see where you start in January and where you end up! By the end of the year it will be ALL kips and ALL chest to deck pus!

Nice article on Paleo in the Washington Post today :) Time to get back on the wagon after a few days of crappy eating. Get to it FRAT!

Comment #119 - Posted by: Cookie at January 2, 2010 11:03 AM

m/34/155
as rx'd

2:46
2:59
3:07
3:31
4:06

Total work time: 15:49

Comment #120 - Posted by: Bert at January 2, 2010 11:10 AM

2:51
2:51
3:11
3:33
4:00

16:26

M/39/182/5'10"

Comment #121 - Posted by: jayhawkcf at January 2, 2010 11:12 AM

#115
Right on man, nice to know I have someone around my times.

Comment #122 - Posted by: Stu 25/6'3"/195 at January 2, 2010 11:12 AM

We all have incredible muscle soreness from Angie and Cindy, so we made some concessions today.

Carole
F/51/5'6"/130
3 rounds of Barbara:
4:23 4:47 5:19

Doug
M/16/5'11"/174
3 rounds as well:
2:37 3:37 3:33

Kevin
M/50/5'11"/168
squat cleans:
155-160-165-170-175-180(f)-180(PR)
Then one round of Barbara:
3:32

Comment #123 - Posted by: Kevin C. at January 2, 2010 11:16 AM

20 pullups assisted
30 pushups
40 abs
50 squats
46:50

pretty wore out but refused to quit... my other 2 workout women were awesome

Comment #124 - Posted by: Blithe F/28/167/73 at January 2, 2010 11:23 AM

Barbara as rx'd

2:28
3:07
2:44
3:16
3:20

Day 2 of CF for me... I thought I was pretty fit before starting CF but after these past two workouts, I'm learning more about my fitness!

Thanks Bingo for posting the info about each WOD... please continue, especially as we get to more complicated exercises.

Comment #125 - Posted by: Frodo W at January 2, 2010 11:24 AM

1. 4:04
2. 4:15
3. 5:31
4. 5:00
5. 4:58
Total work time is 23mins 48secs. Time with rest is 35:48. I'm starting to get the kipping down on the PU but had to switch to the gravitron with a 35lb aid half way throught them on round 3.

Comment #126 - Posted by: Tylor at January 2, 2010 11:27 AM

Does anyone know if the endurance wod's are coordinated with the main site. It says on the endurance page that today is a rest day from the main wod's. I could be reading this wrong though. I may do some cardio today. Very sore from yesterday.

Dalton

Comment #127 - Posted by: Dalton at January 2, 2010 11:30 AM

as rxed
33:20
Thank God I didn't eat before. quite nauseous right now. I feel worse than after eva. As I have learned to use my abs more when doing pull ups (especially with kip)and push ups, I notice when I follow them with sit ups it is torture! Were sit ups the worst part for others?

Comment #128 - Posted by: Zach 24/m/175/5'9" at January 2, 2010 11:34 AM

forgot to add round times
rd1-3:33
rd2-3:53
rd3-4:37
rd4-4:44
rd5-4:43

Comment #129 - Posted by: Zach 24/m/180/5'9" at January 2, 2010 11:37 AM

As rx'd m/40/6ft/180
3:40
3:03
3:21
3:43
3:26

A nice ass kicker, almost met Mr Pukie but not quite. I like this sooooo much better than marathon training!!!

Comment #130 - Posted by: Craig at January 2, 2010 11:38 AM

(20-30-40-50)
1. 4:05
2. 4:43

(10-15-20-25)
3. 2:07
4. 2:07
5. 2:35

Happy New Year... ughhhhhh

Comment #131 - Posted by: Tripper Ryder at January 2, 2010 11:42 AM

#126

Oh yeah, my abs were complete goo

32:29 as Rx (rest included)

Comment #132 - Posted by: Frosh (m/23/5'11/165) at January 2, 2010 11:47 AM

Barbara:
3:43
3:35
3:25
3:30
3:45
17:58 + 12 min rest = 29:58 PR

Pull ups blue band assist, broken in two sets.
Push ups w/ Hazel the beagle weight and rubber bone on back, unbroken.
Situps ab mat anchored, Hazel assist again, unbroken.
Squats broken 30-20.
Really sore but muscles loosened up through the sets. 20 min of stretch after.

Laura f/47/5'7/150

Comment #133 - Posted by: power-girl at January 2, 2010 11:50 AM

34:33 including breaks, but skipped the last set of sit-ups

Comment #134 - Posted by: NU M/25/177/5'10 at January 2, 2010 11:50 AM

57/m/5"10"/225

college rugby playing son Tim home for holidays
did crossfit football WOD

15-12-9reps
overhead squat 95lbs
burpee pullups
Total time: 17:07
medicine ball catch 6x20yd carioca

Comment #135 - Posted by: mike farrell at January 2, 2010 12:02 PM

As Rx'd

4:10
4:05
5:33
4:43
6:12

Total time with rest: 39:41

The "bodybuilders" watching my girlfriend and I doing this were just bewildered!!!

M/38/6'3"/215 lbs

Comment #136 - Posted by: Andrew at January 2, 2010 12:10 PM

As rx'd (assisted pullups and knee pushups)

7:33
7:43
7:00
7:32
6:53
total time: 51:15

f/26/5'5"/140

BARBARA kicked my butt- but i kinda liked it :)

Comment #137 - Posted by: Erin at January 2, 2010 12:15 PM

Noob question - what do you all recommend for post-workout food and/or supplement?

Protein shake? Muscle Milk? or any high-protein food, such as a dairy product.

Is it really important to get protein directly after a workout? Or does a regular healthy diet suffice, especially for a noob like me.

Comment #138 - Posted by: Maurice at January 2, 2010 12:15 PM

Happy New Year all!
Haven't posted in many a'month but had to reflect on the past year, since starting CF (after doing, well...nothing!) last Jan 19th.
Lost 23#, can do kipping pull ups (although Babs put me in a band today after the last two days), can do real push ups, lift way more weight than I ever thought possible, and even run a 5k (still kinda learning to embrace running)

To those new to CF, stick with it and eat well, you will be amazed.

Thanks to FitMom of CrossFit Persevere and the whole CF community.

Here's to 2010, hope you all surpass your goals.

F/41/123/5'4"

Comment #139 - Posted by: Melinda at CrossFit Persevere at January 2, 2010 12:22 PM

Just a comment from Mikko's interview.
At the end of his workout he states I never lie on my back, it's a sign of weakness.
Previous interview after the crossfit games he stated something similar and referred to Standing Tall after the WOD.
Fight the urge to make "sweat angels" and walk it off. Your successful when you complete the WOD, but don't let it beat you at the end.

Laura

Comment #140 - Posted by: power-girl at January 2, 2010 12:24 PM

39.03

Comment #141 - Posted by: Wade at January 2, 2010 12:26 PM

Did a variation of today's Crossfit Football WOD

21 - 15 - 9 reps of:

Overhead Squat 125#
Burpee
Pull Up

13:52

m/46/150#/5'8"

Comment #142 - Posted by: bo_D at January 2, 2010 12:27 PM

BTW - I was Standing Tall after the WOD - fought the urge to make "sweat angels".

Thank you my Crossfit Brothers and Sisters!!!

Comment #143 - Posted by: bo_D at January 2, 2010 12:29 PM

f/26/5'5"/140

RX'd (kipping Pull Ups/True Push Ups)
6:39; 7:32; 8:29; 8:59; 8:13
Total- 39:52 (excludes 3 min rest periods)

I'm hurtin :-)

Comment #144 - Posted by: Kaleena at January 2, 2010 12:33 PM

Been lurking and cherry-picking WODs for about 4 months now. NY resolution - commitment and tracking results.

My first Barbara

M/35/5'8"/160

1 - 3 min
2 - 3 min
3 - 3 min
4 - 3.5 min
5 - 3 min

Times not exact - no stopwatch on blackberry. Still, pleased with result.

Comment #145 - Posted by: snakeman99 at January 2, 2010 12:36 PM

Good times... 35min

I don't usually read the postings and I think I'll continue that tradition... Some of you people are just too damn smug for me.

Comment #146 - Posted by: billy at January 2, 2010 12:38 PM

After I PR'd Angie and Cindy I did NOT want to do this at all. But I sucked it up and did it anyway.

Round 1: 3:43
Round 2: 3:48
Round 3: 3:51
Round 4: 3:46
Round 5: 3:48

30:58 in total counting the rests.

m/17/147/5'11"

Comment #147 - Posted by: Aaron at January 2, 2010 12:41 PM

7:43,8:06,8:28,8:55,9:58 total time with rest 55:10
3 band pull ups

Comment #148 - Posted by: ccraft at January 2, 2010 12:47 PM

f/40/174/5'11"

these old joints can't take another day of pullups and pushups.

did 5k row steady state (21:21)

P90X "ab ripper" (20 min ab workout via DVD)

Kudos to all of you who did all three days of pullups, pushups, squats and abs.

Comment #149 - Posted by: JuliePlatt at January 2, 2010 12:55 PM

2nd day, killed me...figuratively.
R1: 4:40
R2: 9:55
stopped there, but spent some time to learn the Kipping pullup. SD, CA
m/30/5'10"/160

Comment #150 - Posted by: Andy at January 2, 2010 12:59 PM

5:45
14:00
23:19
33:06
43:18

Comment #151 - Posted by: Sherwood m/21/6'/205 at January 2, 2010 1:07 PM

As rx'd

6:00
7:00
7:26
8:09
8:26

total time excluding rest = 37:01

Comment #152 - Posted by: Jonathan Paulson at January 2, 2010 1:14 PM

4:46
4:53
5:22
6:03
6:50

Total of 5 rounds = 27:54
Total including rest = 39:54 (pr)

Five rounds, each for time of:
20 Pull-ups
30 Push-ups
40 Sit-ups
50 Squats

Rest precisely three minutes between each round.

Comment #153 - Posted by: Alfie at January 2, 2010 1:19 PM

M/35/72"/241

4:07
5:01
4:53
5:04
4:53

Pullups were scaled on a Gravitron, and after the first round, pushups were from the knees. This is the first time I've gotten my wife to do a CF workout, so I was excited about that. She did the first 3 rounds with me, and part of the 5th round.

US Army Chaplain, Fort Richardson, Alaska

Comment #154 - Posted by: Chappy B at January 2, 2010 1:20 PM

330
348
412
435
508

21:12 total workout timePR(22:21 previous)
total w/ rest 33:12

Comment #155 - Posted by: Bells M/37/6'1"/195 at January 2, 2010 1:22 PM

Rd 1- 4:37
Rd 2- 5:34
Rd 3- 9:16
Rd 4- 6:50
Rd 5- 6:59

Took round 3 really slow because I felt like breakfast was coming up... and of course it did. Puked after round 3 and then again after round 4. Never have puked twice on the same WOD but I guess there's a first for everything. Ouch!

Comment #156 - Posted by: bryan ck M/23/5'10"/140 at January 2, 2010 1:26 PM

First Barbara Did all rounds with 20lb weight vest, and kept it on while resting. As RX'd.

3:21
3:36
3:54
3:54
2:57!

Put everything I had into that last round.

Comment #157 - Posted by: DKozak (19/m/5"7/140lbs) at January 2, 2010 1:34 PM

Decided to do ONLY 3 rounds. Easing back into things.
3:03
3:59
4:12

Comment #158 - Posted by: Crix (m/39/5'11/170) at January 2, 2010 1:38 PM

23:19 including rest

M/30/145lbs

Comment #159 - Posted by: Blue Benadum at January 2, 2010 1:39 PM

Something I realised today: how come Crossfit main site doesn't have any swimming?

I mean it doesn't really require and specialist equipment and definitely fits the bill as functional! Not saying there's anything wrong with running and rowing, but swimming is fun! :D

Comment #160 - Posted by: Patrick at January 2, 2010 1:40 PM

m/33/5'10"/192

As Rx'd
62 minutes including rest. Lap time on phone didn't save the times of each round.

Comment #161 - Posted by: tnikkola at January 2, 2010 1:42 PM

m/18/5'11"/165

3:51
3:52
3:52
3:50
4:07

could have gone faster if it weren't for these callouses. Pullups were painful

Comment #162 - Posted by: JBreakey at January 2, 2010 1:45 PM

Happy New Year, folks.

Was away in the highlands for 3 nights over Hogmanay. Too much food, too much booze, not enough sleep, and zero exercise beyond the New Year Dook in Loch Lochy... :-)

5:01
5:30
6:32
6:47
?7:+ (forgot to start stopwatch).

Limiting factor was pull-ups - couldn't get the kiprhythm at all this time. Last 3 pull-up sets were mostly jump-assisted, which is why the times flattened out a wee bit :-(.


PS. 'To Dook': http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dook#Scots_usage

Comment #163 - Posted by: kidari at January 2, 2010 1:49 PM

34 yom 225 bwt

agility ladder for warmup

barbara as rx'd
5:25
5:10
5:01
4:58
4:56
37:30 w/ rest time.

somehow I got faster each round, i must've been peeling off the layers of soreness as i went. thank god it's a rest day tomorrow!

Comment #164 - Posted by: brian t at January 2, 2010 1:51 PM

1.3:50
2.4:09
3.4:59
4:4:42
5:4:10
21:50 total without rest. Not very good sit ups an squats ruined my times.

Comment #165 - Posted by: Max at January 2, 2010 2:00 PM

25 min. cardio then wod as rx'd

Fought off Pukie after round 4...I love this!

Round 1
20 pullups -> 30 pushups -> 40 situps -> 25, 15, 10 squats
Time - 3:41.84

Round 2
20 pullups -> 30 pushups -> 25, 15 situps -> 20, 20, 10 squats
Time - 4:09.19

Round 3
10, 10 pullups -> 30 pushups -> 20, 15, 5 situps -> 21, 15, 14 squats
Time - 5:41.76

Round 4
11, 9 pullups -> 30 pushups -> 20, 13, 7 situps -> 20, 20, 10 squats
Time - 5:15.21

Round 5
15, 5 pullups -> 30 pushups -> 20, 10, 10 situps -> 21, 15, 14 squats
Time - 5:34.28

Hands are tore up right now!

Comment #166 - Posted by: Bobak at January 2, 2010 2:01 PM

45:36 w/ 20lb pack on.

Comment #167 - Posted by: Jeremy at January 2, 2010 2:02 PM

no breaks in between rounds

Comment #168 - Posted by: jeremy at January 2, 2010 2:03 PM

5 min rope for warm up and then bang, hello bab's
1- 4:11
2- 3:19
3- 3:49
4- 3:27
5- 3:31

5 min rope warm down
goodnight bab's

M 45 85kg

Comment #169 - Posted by: jim at January 2, 2010 2:04 PM

44:07

Comment #170 - Posted by: chavez at January 2, 2010 2:09 PM

Did Cindy today
Soooo close to as Rx'd :/

Got 16 rounds plus 5 Pull-ups and 10 Push-ups...after round 10 i had to go to my knees on the push-ups.

Twas my first Cindy with no jumping pull-ups!!!! :D...only downside to this was me being unaware that a callous had ripped somewhere in the middle of the workout and me finding out at the end when i took a sip of my gatorade and some dripped into the open wound.. OUCH!!

Comment #171 - Posted by: lil' bingo at January 2, 2010 2:10 PM

M/49.93/153/1-1-06

Attempted to catch up with DL 1-10-1-20-1-30. Sports hernia now too limiting with pretty much all DL. About an 8 or 9 year old issue, not from CF, and will have to schedule repair this spring.

Watched Lil' bingo finish up last 5:00 of "Cindy". Gonna be fun to have another CF'er in the house.

Comment #172 - Posted by: bingo at January 2, 2010 2:20 PM

30 minutes. Used gravitron for pullups. 30 minutes on bike after. M/44/5'9"/200

Comment #173 - Posted by: Runningeasy at January 2, 2010 2:22 PM

My second day of crossfit and it was a tough one.

Barbara as Rx:
1- 4:37
2- 4:17
3- 4:24
4- 4:41
5- 5:01
Time w/ rest- 35:00

The squats were definitely the worst for me, hopefully tomorrow is a rest day because I'm going to be waddling around.

Comment #174 - Posted by: Ben I. at January 2, 2010 2:27 PM

32/m/195

as rx'd

3:52
4:52
5:13
5:19
5:11

Comment #175 - Posted by: MWade at January 2, 2010 2:29 PM

first time doing this one

39.35

3 minutes is way too much rest between rounds

Comment #176 - Posted by: smill at January 2, 2010 2:30 PM

4:15
4:44
4:58
5:25
5:01
24:23
Really looking foward to manana

Comment #177 - Posted by: Allie 39/M/165 at January 2, 2010 2:34 PM

Scaled down to 10/20/30/40. 3 mins rest between rounds.
3:18
3:19
3:32
3:43
4:01

Comment #178 - Posted by: cmdmSLASHpstr at January 2, 2010 2:41 PM

m/44/185

3:02
3:07
3:27
3:48
4:01

Comment #179 - Posted by: cosmo at January 2, 2010 2:41 PM

Nursing sore back and shoulder, so cut down to 3 rounds and took it slow and easy.
5:51 5:52 5:32

Comment #180 - Posted by: ScottMacArthur at January 2, 2010 2:43 PM

chin-ups were on an improvised "ledge" w/o good grip... oh well, it worked out and hopefully made me better.

3:20, 3:25, 3:10, 3:08, 3:09.... Whew!!!

Comment #181 - Posted by: Nathan at January 2, 2010 2:49 PM

2:30
2:55
3:02
3:35
4:10

27:32 Total Time with Rest

Cant walk right now haha.

Comment #182 - Posted by: Frank Castle (M/20/6'1''/190lbs) at January 2, 2010 2:57 PM

D
@ 29's
1st "Barfra" just under 1 year ago (1/25) 38:55

Today, as rx'd 15:47 (PR by 4:16)
closest to puking yet

Comment #183 - Posted by: waderpro at January 2, 2010 3:00 PM

"Mary"
done as:
10 HSPU
10 Pistols
10 Pull ups, toes asst
= 10 Rounds

PR is 11 so did the 11th round OT. Usually use gravitron, this time only toes asst. First HSPU in awhile due to shoulder so all in all this was good.
Have done a lot of hikes in the woods. We have about 3+ ft snow and I have no snow shoes or cross country skis so this is quite the workout. My legs are going to be rock solid ;)
Erin

Comment #184 - Posted by: in8girl at January 2, 2010 3:02 PM

M/49/6'3"/195

as rx'd

4:46
5:56
6:19
7:16
6:57
43:30

Comment #185 - Posted by: JimL at January 2, 2010 3:07 PM

D
@ 29's
forgot individual rounds...
1 2:18
2 2:16
3 3:38
4 3:43
5 3:52

TOTAL 15:47 (not counting rests)

Comment #186 - Posted by: waderpro at January 2, 2010 3:07 PM

34/f/5'8

4:19
4:41
4:07
4:21
3:53

33:15 (total time including rest periods)

(jumping pull-ups, push-ups on knees and used abmat for sit-ups)

Comment #187 - Posted by: NewCrossfitMomof2 at January 2, 2010 3:08 PM

is using jumping pull ups easier than kipping or the same

Comment #188 - Posted by: Juan at January 2, 2010 3:10 PM

is using jumping pull ups easier than kipping or the same

Comment #189 - Posted by: Juan at January 2, 2010 3:10 PM

First time as Rx'd, and it was rough...LOL...my rounds got much slower after the first one. It was mostly the pull-ups that slowed me down, though. Well, that and the kids acted up more as the rounds progressed as well(had 4 of them that were 7 or under with me...LOL). The people probably wonder who this guy is taking his whole family with him to the Gym.

The first round, everything was unbroken. As the rounds went on the sets broke up more and more. Next time I will do a lot better!

1- 3:39
2- 5:27
3- 6:42
4- 7:58
5- 7:00

Comment #190 - Posted by: neil at January 2, 2010 3:12 PM

6:09
6:06
9:33
7:08
8:43

note: no pull up bar. notch 6 on pull down machine.

Comment #191 - Posted by: PiosoendAlppe at January 2, 2010 3:15 PM

Juan, Jumping is a lot easier than Kipping.

Comment #192 - Posted by: neil at January 2, 2010 3:22 PM

33min (anchored situps)

Comment #193 - Posted by: ryan 6'/33/185 at January 2, 2010 3:26 PM

M/23/157/5'7"

Rx'd
3:04
4:06
4:45
4:49
4:38
Total with rest 33:22

Comment #194 - Posted by: Focker at January 2, 2010 3:31 PM

m 49 / 6'2" / 200
scaled UP!!! (something I've never done before) to 45 pushups per round: ( but had to jump pullup quite a bit)

4min
4:30
4:30
6:30
5:00
total with rest: 38 min

Comment #195 - Posted by: bob at January 2, 2010 3:38 PM

have only been posting occasionally. haven't done barbara since 5/15/09 when i was only 2 weeks into CF. at that time i had to do jumping pullups after round 1 and dropped to 30 situps after round 2. total work time without rests 33:00.

Today, as Rx'd.
3:18,4:24,5:06,5:24,5:00
Total 23:12
Total with rests 36:12

I still feel like i'm just working back into MetCon shape after 3 months of starting strength and 1 cycle on strength bias, but this is a lot of improvement.

Comment #196 - Posted by: Dan 36m/5'8"/150 at January 2, 2010 3:41 PM

44:40
I feel my age today
m/52/6'/218

Comment #197 - Posted by: Pete In Sun City at January 2, 2010 3:41 PM

4:59; 5:44; 6:54; 7:03; 6:40
Previous: 4:58; 5:40; 6:49; 6:56; 6:48

Comment #198 - Posted by: Travis W at January 2, 2010 3:43 PM

I have a completely torn supraspinatus (part of the rotator cuff) and I'm waiting on surgery with quite a bit of worry. I'm told that rehab from this surgery takes quite a long time. I'm 49 - tore my cuff non crossfit weightlifting (benching). I'm pretty dumb about injury but learning (the hard way). I thought the comments about the repetitiveness of the last 3 WOs were interesting. Although we did a lot of the same things, it seems to me the coaches are way more smart than I ever was. All the movements were unweighted and very basic. I was able to complete all the WODs as rxed even with a torn cuff, which at least tells me that these work outs do not strain the shoulder which I feel may be our Achilles heel.

Comment #199 - Posted by: bob at January 2, 2010 3:54 PM

m/23/5'11"/165

30:09 as rx'd including rest

Comment #200 - Posted by: msb at January 2, 2010 3:54 PM

to Pete:
Its a pretty rare 52-year-old that can complete Barbara.
You're way ahead of the pack. Keep it up brother!

Comment #201 - Posted by: bob at January 2, 2010 3:58 PM

2:40
3:28
4:38
5:21
6:51
35:58

I ate shortly before I started and think that contributed to my very poor performance.

PR:
2:46
2:44
2:48
3:10
3:28
26:59

Comment #202 - Posted by: Ukkrew at January 2, 2010 4:01 PM

Andy pukie, pukie this is Andy...never eating that much before babs ever again...

Comment #203 - Posted by: Bernie at January 2, 2010 4:08 PM

As rx'd with strict pullups:

Total = 25:28
Avg round = ~2:42

Not my best because of the strict pullups.

Comment #204 - Posted by: KieranGT_23/5'11"/165 at January 2, 2010 4:10 PM

Barbara w/ ring pullups in tree and unanchored abmat situps
3:57
4:11
5:46
6:13
5:54

26:01 total work time
38:01 total work+rest time

This is a far far cry from my PR. I felt like i had no pulling or pushing power at all today for pullups, even for being on rings, and pushups were the same. Situps felt slow too. The only thing i was able to continually power through were the squats.
Had a pretty nasty headache with a little dizzinessat the end that was only remedied by putting my head down. That was pretty annoying.
Pretty poor performance day all in all, but i'm glad to have it over with along with this cycle. I'm looking forward to something different than pullup/pushup/situp/squat

Comment #205 - Posted by: Eric Gohl 23/5'10/163 at January 2, 2010 4:11 PM

As rx'd with strict pullups:

Total = 25:28
Avg round = ~2:42

Not my best because of the strict pullups.

Comment #206 - Posted by: KieranGT_23/5'11"/165 at January 2, 2010 4:11 PM

Following a pr for angie and a solid cindy (21) barbara caught up to me. worst ever, but really hauled the mail to do my absolute best. cumulative fatigue showed its ugly face today, but its all good. 3,2,1 rest!

Comment #207 - Posted by: jp at January 2, 2010 4:11 PM

Barbara as rx'd (another crossfit wod that I hate)
1)5:08
2)5:50
3)4:56
4)6:16
5)6:57
I like the idea of the crossfit program, I just hate all their workouts, not because they are bad, just because that if you do like them, you are either not working hard enough, or superhuman.

Comment #208 - Posted by: vladimir at January 2, 2010 4:14 PM

Hiked 3 miles / worked on muscle-ups outside

Ridiculously cold - 21F

Did 30 assisted muscle-up's (used toes to get through transition)
Jogged for 20 seconds between attempts.

Comment #209 - Posted by: gregorioz at January 2, 2010 4:24 PM

Hey just showed up at bragg and i'm actually living on pope. Anyone know of a gym with crossfit equiptment out here? We head a new one pop up on leonard wood about three months ago and then bam! I moved. Someone help me out.

Comment #210 - Posted by: thegakattack at January 2, 2010 4:24 PM

40/m/190

13:36 (pr is 13:14)

2:51
2:47
2:53
2:40
2:23

Comment #211 - Posted by: JackM at January 2, 2010 4:33 PM

m/52/6'2"/190

As Rx'd
30:36

3:31 3:56 3:48 3:39 3:33

Comment #212 - Posted by: Stubs at January 2, 2010 4:39 PM

M/44/178

As Rx'd
3:50 3:45 3:58 3:56 3:45

Comment #213 - Posted by: Alan at January 2, 2010 4:43 PM

1)4:40
2)5:22
3)5:38
4)6:19
5)6:09

Total: 28:08 (pr by 00:21)

Thanks Coach and HQ. This cycle is exactly what I needed to break out of the funk I was in. Day 1 sucked bad, Day 2 saw modest improvement, and today (day 3) felt much, much better.

This cycle reminds me of getting called out to a friends cabin for a long weekend of breaking concrete, hauling it up a severely sloped hill, and hauling down the newly mixed concrete in a wheel barrow and then pouring the cement. Then, too, the last day felt like the best!

To any new "resolutionists" who haven't been scared away after this cycle: Welcome!

Comment #214 - Posted by: Ronnieboy at January 2, 2010 4:44 PM

As Rx'd
53:03

Comment #215 - Posted by: Eddie Laubengeyer at January 2, 2010 4:50 PM

Sam as rx'd
1: 3.05
2: 3.35
3: 4.31
4: 4.19
5: 3.52

18.42 W/o rests
30.42 total with rests

Hayden as rx'd
1: 4.49
2: 4.23
3: 4.48
4: 5.30
5: 5.06

23.56 W/o rests
35.56 total with rests

Comment #216 - Posted by: Crossfitninja at January 2, 2010 4:50 PM

M/47/66"/135

For all those with "concerns" about this week of repetition, remember "constantly varied" and "adaptation." Inherent to this week's repetition is a variation on programming meant to shake it up. Embrace it. Anyone remember the hell week of running several years ago? I do (course, I love running)... :)

Barbara, 28:41 W/O rest times.

Comment #217 - Posted by: jpatrick at January 2, 2010 4:55 PM

38M/5'10"/170#

W/U: jump rope, 100 single-unders + 100 double-unders; 17 ROM exercises; 250m erg row (0:42).

As Rx: 2:30 - 3:01 - 3:31 - 3:44 - 3:21

C/D: nothing left!

Total (minus rests): 16:07 (new PR by 0:41). Strict pull-ups; honest push-ups; bent-knee anchored AbMat sit-ups; 11-inch box squats (below parallel). New R1 PR by 0:09. Found some sort of second wind for the final rnd.

MY NEMESIS! Each of the 8 times I've done Barbara, she has made me want to puke. Today it was after R2. Eating a Philly steak and cheese a few hrs prior probably didn't help matters! :)

Comment #218 - Posted by: rjf (Since 07-20-07. WOD no. 674) at January 2, 2010 5:04 PM

side-grip pullups
ghd situps

5.00
5.20
5.50
6.27
6.47

total 41.36 off pr of 40.43

more consistent, but ghd situps were slow...

Comment #219 - Posted by: controlfreak at January 2, 2010 5:05 PM

2:57
2:59
3:07
3:05
2:51
total work 14:59
total time 26:59

Would have been a big PR, but subbed back extensions for pullups, otherwise as rx'd. Not quite sure why, but I was frighteningly sore from Angie, and even skipped Cindy yesterday. My tendonitis spots are screaming even today from only 100 pullups on Thursday. Subbing BE's for pullups really demonstrated how much those 20 pullups each round strongly affect the pushups and situps, because Barbara usually crushes me and this was dramatically easier than the real thing. Super kudos to everyone that did all three girls and survived!

Comment #220 - Posted by: mas 52/M/150 at January 2, 2010 5:12 PM

Round-Time
1-5:58 (pull-ups with 70# assist)
2-8:00 (pull-ups with 70# assist)
3-8:47 (pull-ups with 105# assist)
4-9:52 (pull-ups with 105# assist)
5-9:27 (pull-ups with 105# assist)

Comment #221 - Posted by: Linwood Wright at January 2, 2010 5:14 PM

Under the weather today - didn't have the energy. Once again I'll have to not do Barbara. I haven't been able to do the whole WOD for the past two times it's come up. Boo! Next time.

Comment #222 - Posted by: Ransom at January 2, 2010 5:22 PM

2:40
2:22
2:30
2:07
2:09

Comment #223 - Posted by: Uriel at January 2, 2010 5:32 PM

25:00 + 12:00 Rest (4:04, 4:23, 5:09, 5:48, 5:36)

Comment #224 - Posted by: Hari at January 2, 2010 5:40 PM

31yo M 175lb 5’10”
CFWU x 3, 5 pull ups, 5 ring dips per round.

As rx’d: 5:05 - 4:51 - 5:32 - 5:36 - 5:46
Foam roll after
Compared to 090911: 5:13 – 6:23 – 5:53 – 6:42 – 7:14
Compared to 090526: 4:26 – 5:18 – 6:13 – 6:21 – 6:43

Comment #225 - Posted by: Sesoku at January 2, 2010 5:42 PM

as rx'd 2:35/2:30/2:55/3:05/3:30
total-13:35 working time
pretty happy with that...

Comment #226 - Posted by: troy at January 2, 2010 5:48 PM

Back from 3 weeks away from home. Stuck to 3 days on, 1 day off, using a selection of Eva T's body weight workouts I found compiled on Crossfit Westside's website, as well as suggestions from jon h.

Barbara with the following changes:
10 ring pullups instead of 20 kipping pullups
situps were unanchored and hip flexors disengaged
Total time: 36:36

Comment #227 - Posted by: Nicky F/46/5'2"/124 at January 2, 2010 6:00 PM

23 / M / 5'9" / 135lbs

Row 5k (revisited)
24:26

Two days ago was 25:40. I'll take it.

Comment #228 - Posted by: BC at January 2, 2010 6:00 PM

Rx'd

Rnd 1 - 4:00
Rnd 2 - 4:38
Rnd 3 - 4:48
Rnd 4 - 4:56
Rnd 5 - 4:36

Total = 21:78

Comment #229 - Posted by: Darcy/170/M/31 at January 2, 2010 6:11 PM

Well, since I got to the bloody hand phase from Angie, I decided to pass on these last two days, unfortunately. Go ahead and call me a wimp. Fine.
I do give Crossfit props for giving us body weight wods that can be done without a gym during a holiday time after a lot of us were complaining about not having access to the gym during Christmas. I imagine the coaches were saying, "You want bodyweight wods? Fine, here's some body weight wods! HA!" Evil.

Comment #230 - Posted by: Cheri at January 2, 2010 6:24 PM

Holy Crap!! These three girls kicked the everloving $*!t out of me!

Started round 1 as Rx'd: 3:41
Rd 2 did 8 jump pu's after fail at 12: 3:57
RD 3 did 10 jump pu's after fail at 10: 6:15
Rd 4 & 5 dropped to half (10,15,20,25)no jump pu's: 3:18, 3:35
Total time: 31:51.

Couldn't believe how fast I lost it during 1st 3 rounds, even with subbing jump pu's to finish out 20.

Still spent cashout by wandering around aimlessly trying to keep "pukie the clown" outside the door! Still light-headed going on 20 min...Time to eat and drink lots of water.

Can't wait to see what next cycle brings.

Comment #231 - Posted by: Billy 37/M/218/5'9" at January 2, 2010 6:27 PM

All total, it took me 39:14. But that's adding in the 3 minute rests. Without that, I was 27:14.

Round 1: 4:25
Round 2: 5:51
Round 3: 4:23
Round 4: 6:36
Round 5: 5:59

Those last 2 killed me. I also had to replace some crunches and leg lifts for the situps on round 4 and 5... Brutal. I'm not sure if I did Barbara, or she did me.

Comment #232 - Posted by: Aaron at January 2, 2010 6:33 PM

did a 12 mile hike today...will do barbara tomorrow. oh my poor legs.

Comment #233 - Posted by: adam (m/23/5'9"/163) at January 2, 2010 6:35 PM

did a 12 mile hike today, will do barbara tomorrow. oh my poor legs.

Comment #234 - Posted by: adam (m/23/5'9"/163) at January 2, 2010 6:35 PM

sit-ups on slant board

3:57
11:40 (4:43)
20:21 (5:41)
29:36 (6:15)
38:44 (6:08)

pr remains 30:16. last time 38:02. I suspect the bw beatdown from the last three days has a lot to do with it.

Comment #235 - Posted by: jpw m/40/6'0"/155 at January 2, 2010 7:00 PM

R1 4:30
R2 7:00
R3 6:15
Mod R4 3:00
Mod R5 3:30

I have a long ways to go

Comment #236 - Posted by: Lupedec at January 2, 2010 7:05 PM

M/30/5'10/150 (MTN WARRIOR)

Barbara: AS RX'd

Round 1: 1:50
Round 2: 2:09
Round 3: 2:54
Round 4: 3:40
Round 5: 3:50

I don't know the math on adding minutes and seconds preety confusing and i don't have the time right now to do it! HAHA!

almost meet puckie today. preety slow those last 2 rounds. I am slowly learning how to do Butter fly pull ups. other than that, NICE WORKOUT!

SANTI

Comment #237 - Posted by: SANTI at January 2, 2010 7:07 PM

M/45/6'1"/185

Barbara 28:37

Comment #238 - Posted by: medic8 at January 2, 2010 7:14 PM

Cut it down a bit, still building the pulls and pushes back up. Did 3 rounds of 10, 20, 30, 40 instead.

2:15
2:20
3:51 (woah, I guess I broke this set up more than I thought)

Comment #239 - Posted by: Nick Kirkes at January 2, 2010 7:17 PM

M/42/225#/6'0

R1 6:44
R2 8:11
R3 7:45
R4 8:04
R5 8:08

Total 38:52

Comment #240 - Posted by: Power_Puff_Boy at January 2, 2010 7:25 PM

CFWUx1
2 rds at OVA in 10 minutes before they closed the exercise room
3 rds at home 13:45

Comment #241 - Posted by: Doug at January 2, 2010 7:28 PM

M/40/155. Love it; As always when getting to the end of the cycle feeling a bit tired before the WOD but once started...yahooo.
Round 1- 2:50
Round 2- 2:45
Round 3- 2:52
Round 4- 3:59
Round 5- 3:55
Total time W/Rest - 27;51

Love it. I have commited to following the main site for the next 365days; Day 2 Rocked!
The365Effect... "Get Effected"

Comment #242 - Posted by: Alan Bishop at January 2, 2010 7:37 PM

Round 1: 3:57
Round 2: 4:27
Round 3: 4:45
Round 4: 4:18
Round 5: 4:35

Unanchored sit-ups really slowed me down.

Comment #243 - Posted by: Luke/m/29/5'9''/185 at January 2, 2010 7:45 PM

24min

No rest after first round. One minute rest between the other rounds. Split pull-ups after first round. 10 at the beggining and 10 at the end.

Comment #244 - Posted by: GMN M/34/6'1"/198 at January 2, 2010 7:55 PM

My focus for this year is embrace Crossfit 110% and be more of an active participant on posting results. I've been doing Crossfit for 7 months.

M/43/196 - use to be at 305lbs 3 years ago / been working on improved fitness ever since. Crossfit is helping me go to the next level

Location - Somewhere in the heart of Alice and Wonderland - AKA Iraq - non-military

equipment/resources - limited at the gym

The chin up bar is so high I can't use an incline bench to help with chin ups, don't have the graviton, and don't have pull up assist bands... so here's what I did.

Pull Ups is my weakest link.

Friday Angie - I used the lat pull down machine with 120lbs

Saturday Cindy - was able to do the 5 body weight pull ups - accomplished 5 rounds of that program

Today Barbara - used the lat pull down machine, but I was so sore from the last two days put it down to 90 pounds then on the last round put it up to 120 pounds.

The gym here is not a pukie fan so I have to watch my p's and q's. One day I'll have to take a picture of the “don't throw wall balls against the wall.” Anyway..

Today -
20 minute warm up - elliptical - level 6 - 2.5
miles

Barbara:
20 @ 90 Lat Pull Down
30 - bent my knees pushups / was able to do full push ups with Angie and Cindy but the PAIN today! OMG!
40 - sit ups - anchored ankles on decline on lowest decline setting
50 - Squats

Followed this on 4 sets - rested the full 3 minutes - never in my life have I had such an appreciation for 3 minutes.

Set 5 @ 120 lbs lat pull down
30 still bent knee pushups
40 sit ups still on decline - lowest setting
50 squats.

Time 40 minutes - I could have pushed a lil harder but I think Pukie would have shown up - I could here him around the corner - remember - my gym is not a pukie fan. :)

Then walk about 1/4 mile back to room in soft gravel - uhg!

Oh yeah, I stay about a day behind everyone also so that I can get the WOD. I don't have immediate access to the internet so being a day behind helps.

Come April I'll be back home (states) for good and it'll be time to sign up at the crossfit gym at home. Since I'm in a blabbering mood today - goal once home is to become a certified physical trainer and get certified in Crossfit as well. I want to be able to help the potential "Big Loosers" meet and exceed their goals and expectations as well.

Tomorrow is a Rest Day - Wahooooo!

Thank You Bingo for your posts - they are much appreciated.

Peace out until the next WOD!

Comment #245 - Posted by: George at January 2, 2010 8:03 PM

At work tonight Cleared the one bay at the hall and played floor hockey for an hour. After a good sweat I got to Barb. Did 2 rounds hard and figured I better quit juist incase we get a fire call tonight and I can't move. Good workouts the last 3 days and will be looking forward to a day rest.
Bring on next week I can't wait!

Comment #246 - Posted by: captainwyatt52 at January 2, 2010 8:31 PM

Great finish to a great series!

I was a little scared going into Barbara and did not warm up well, but this type of workout is right up my alley. I had some broken sets on the pull ups, situps and squats but felt great by round 3 and started to pick up the pace. As with any sport warm up is definetly the key to success and that was my down fall in this one. But considering I have never done Barbara before I feel I did well.

As rx'd
R1: 3:50
R2: 3:47
R3: 3:39
R4: 3:22
R5: 2:52

As a high school wrestling coach and training partner for some of our elite wrestlers. I was able to improve my time each round. I attribute that to being able to wrestle 3 to 4 full matches straight in our "live wrestling" sessions (that is 18 to 24 minutes of live wrestling after 1 hour of drilling and technique).

I will say I was very close to a pukie by round 5 I was pushing myself hard to break 3 minutes.

I am glad to rest tomorrow!

Comment #247 - Posted by: Jeff Wood at January 2, 2010 8:32 PM

35:53

Scaled down 10 reps each

Comment #248 - Posted by: CGS (m/35/6'/195) at January 2, 2010 8:43 PM

58/198/70"

"Barbara" as rx'd

25:57

Start to finish

Comment #249 - Posted by: david orr at January 2, 2010 8:49 PM

scaled to pack

had to use my stairwell of chins

5:01
4:10
4:14
4:48
4:26

Comment #250 - Posted by: luke Pettigrew m34/5,10/150 at January 2, 2010 9:02 PM

Barbara
Rounds in; 4:24-4:54-5:07-5:28-5:19
Total time 37:12
Practicing butterfly pullups on a swinging pullup bar. Got 14 on round 4. Lost them totally on round 5. This is the first full WOD I've done abs in for 2 months. Took it really easy on them but they're finally coming around.

I really liked Pat Barber's investment in this WOD. A jumping spin from the pullup bar then right into pushups then a scramble to the sit ups. Very awesome.

I liked Mikko's, "I never lie on my back - It's a sign of weakness." The guy is just cool!

Hey bingo sorry to hear you're out of DL's for awhile. Hey only 4 more days 'til...

Comment #251 - Posted by: jon h M/47/145 at January 2, 2010 9:02 PM

"Barbara" today. Me, Pack, with assisted pull ups; Marci, Puppies, with assisted pull ups; knee push ups.

Charlie 3:55 3:21 3:09 3:22 3:40
Marci 1:56 1:49 1:54 1:35 2:15

Good wod. Sit ups were the toughest.

Comment #252 - Posted by: Chuck m36/5'8"/175 at January 2, 2010 9:15 PM

this is my 1st CrossFit work out

20:37.08 No pull-ups & rest between the 1st 3 sets.

Comment #253 - Posted by: Bill Hoogsteden at January 2, 2010 9:24 PM


1. 3:10
2. 3:30
3: 3:35
4: 3:48
5: 3:10

Kips after abs was killer. Callous did not rip. Made up time on gut work and squats. 5 hours later, still feeling it in the breathing. Look forward to seeing Anthony Worm's times for trying to do the double workout tomorrow.

Comment #254 - Posted by: Hugo/M36/ 5'6"/ 182 at January 2, 2010 9:28 PM

m/30/5'11"/180

As rx'd

Rd 1 = 3:55
Rd 2 = 3:41
Rd 3 = 3:52
Rd 4 = 3:48
Rd 5 = 3:57

Comment #255 - Posted by: m t cowboyd at January 2, 2010 9:30 PM

34/M/6'00/195

4:47
6:30
6:47
6:46
6:59

Total (with rest): 43:09

Way off my pr but I'm tryin'.

Comment #256 - Posted by: Dan D. at January 2, 2010 9:50 PM

I'm with Wyatt22, comment #27. I'm lovin' it!

1st time doing this one with unassisted pull-ups!

As rx'd
38:09

Comment #257 - Posted by: traci at January 2, 2010 10:39 PM

20:50 total time

Comment #258 - Posted by: DarkStar at January 2, 2010 10:57 PM

2:52
3:14
5:10
5:23
5:15
33:55.9

Comment #259 - Posted by: Duffy Gaver at January 2, 2010 11:01 PM

"Barbara Lite" 10/20/30/40
(anchored situps)

1.43
1.40
1.42
1.55
1.50

Comment #260 - Posted by: Mike G at January 2, 2010 11:04 PM

M/20/6'1"/170

3:55
4:03
4:17
4:48
4:00
TOTAL::21:03

Comment #261 - Posted by: ericthered at January 2, 2010 11:23 PM

Four Rounds
24.30

Comment #262 - Posted by: kylec at January 3, 2010 12:09 AM

m/45/165
4:20, 4:30, 5:00, 5:05, 4:55

23:50 total

Comment #263 - Posted by: panger at January 3, 2010 4:28 AM

35:50 with rest

Comment #264 - Posted by: panger at January 3, 2010 4:30 AM

Ouch.

M/22/167#/6'

11Sept09:
r1: 3:46
r2: 4:23
r3: 3:59
r4: 4:55
r5: 4:55
Total: 21:58 (w/o rest)

Today:
r1: 3:23
r2: 3:29
r3: 3:37
r4: 4:11
r5: 4:37
Total: 19:17 (w/o rest)

Comment #265 - Posted by: Daniel B at January 3, 2010 6:05 AM

Barbara:
1- 2:28
2- 7:45
3- 13:09
4- 18:58
5- 24:48
time with rest, nice exercise!

Comment #266 - Posted by: Sven from Iceland at January 3, 2010 6:17 AM

35 min

used abmat for situps

Comment #267 - Posted by: GWW5/45/m/214 at January 3, 2010 6:38 AM

Actually..yesterday I was decently sore when starting the workout..but after yesterdays workout..today I feel pretty good..hardly sore at all :)

tough workout! loved it!

Comment #268 - Posted by: Josh at January 3, 2010 6:40 AM

55:24 as Rx'd
43:24 minus rest time

I though I was going to pass out several times, and throw up a couple as well. Good thing I did neither one. I'm really just happy I made it through this one after the 2 previous days. Looking forward now to a well earned rest day!

Comment #269 - Posted by: ALX M/31/5'7/255 at January 3, 2010 7:59 AM

31/5'11"/205

1. 2:40
2. 2:50
3. 3:07
4. 3:01
5. 3:00

14:38 or 26:38 w/ rest PR

Comment #270 - Posted by: cheflin at January 3, 2010 8:40 AM

r1) 4:28
r2) 4:00
r3) 4:02
r4) 3:58
r5) 2:40

on round 5 went all out for speed did jumping pullups, pushups from knees, crunches with alternating knee raises and squats as usual.

Comment #271 - Posted by: bugaloo_shrimp at January 3, 2010 8:50 AM

m/38/76/210

4:30
4:40
4:15
4:02
4:07

21:34 PR

Comment #272 - Posted by: Chas at January 3, 2010 8:53 AM

Did 1 situp and decided my ass had seen too many in the last week... subed crunches. Dead hang pull ups (broken at 15 + 5 each round, 15 + 3 + 2 r5)

r1) 3:18
r2) 3:12
r3) 3:00
r4) 3:10
r5) 3:15

Comment #273 - Posted by: Triple A/24/178/70" at January 3, 2010 9:00 AM

Barbara"

Five rounds, each for time of:
20 Pull-ups
30 Push-ups
40 Sit-ups
50 Squats
24:13
band assit on last 20 pullups

Comment #274 - Posted by: lfudickar at January 3, 2010 9:33 AM

Did 3 rounds, jumping pullups:

#1: 5:12
#2: 5:30
#3: 5:57

22:39 total, 16:39 without rests.

f/26/5'5"/110

Never done that one before. Been doing this for about 3 months, this is really a wake up in terms of what shape I'm in!

Comment #275 - Posted by: Nat at January 3, 2010 10:02 AM

M / 32yrs / 180lbs / 6'0"

Rd 1 - 2:31
Rd 2 - 2:32
Rd 3 - 2:41
Rd 4 - 3:02
Rd 5 - 3:22

Last 3 rounds were anchored sit ups.

Comment #276 - Posted by: Joe K at January 3, 2010 10:24 AM

Round 1 un-anchored sit-ups, all others anchorded

1-3:14
2-4:03
3-4:51
(3:30 rest)
4-6:49 (ugh)
(4:10 rest)
5-5:05

Did better last time I did this. Need to figure out how to partion the reps in each round so that I don't burn out by the end.

Comment #277 - Posted by: Pete 20/M/150/5'8" at January 3, 2010 10:36 AM

5-5-5-5-5 PP (130-150-165-180-200)
WOD, Rx'd, anchored AbMat s-u.
3:45
4:02
3:57
4:07
4:12
Total: 20:03

Comment #278 - Posted by: Josh M/34/74"/195# at January 3, 2010 10:42 AM

10-20-30-40

2:44 4:14 5:32 greg
2:55 3:14 3:14 kelli

Comment #279 - Posted by: Deano at January 3, 2010 11:22 AM

"Barbara"

pullups using closet, milt pushups, anchorred situps squats to chair. So limited rom but same as always.

1:56pr, 2:06.2:16,2:17,2:38= 11:13
pr=11:06 last time
Could have had a total pr but kinda of fell apart on situps last round.

Comment #280 - Posted by: Kevin McClellan 48/195 at January 3, 2010 11:23 AM

2:31
2:39
3:10
3:24
3:02

Angie left ripped up my hands, I was a little slow

21/m/160/5'8

Comment #281 - Posted by: Clack_Attack at January 3, 2010 11:24 AM

subbed 10 instead of 20 for pulls (jumping)
times with running clock:
1 -- 4:52
2 -- 11:42
3 -- 19:08
4 -- 26:51

20/f/119/5'4"

Comment #282 - Posted by: Steph B at January 3, 2010 11:45 AM

not as rdx'd

4 - rounds w/ 1min rest
subbed 30 overhead box squat w/ pvc pipe

minus minute rest

5:52
6:20
6:32
7:10

28:56

Comment #283 - Posted by: gregorioz at January 3, 2010 12:27 PM

m/49/175/511

Scaled to Pack.

5rds of 10PU/20PshUp/30SU/40Sq
17 min flat.

Forgot to take the rests.

Comment #284 - Posted by: H. Lane at January 3, 2010 12:39 PM

As rx'd, kicked my butt:

3:30
4:32
4:58
4:54
4:42

The after-effects of Angie and Cindy really showed themselves today! I'm very happy this 3-day is over but am proud that I was able to do all three days as RX'd.

Comment #285 - Posted by: David M/25/175/5'8" at January 3, 2010 12:55 PM

M/26/140/5'11"

3:02
3:11
3:45
4:40
3:48
total time 30:13

Comment #286 - Posted by: Jon at January 3, 2010 1:02 PM

M/32/6'3"/203
As Rx'd:
3:23/3:29/4:21/4:10/3:52
31:45 (PR)

Previous:
As Rx'd: 36:11
Previous: 37:48

Goal was sub-32:00. Now it's sub-30:00.

CrossFit Rocks.

Comment #287 - Posted by: Ben S at January 3, 2010 1:05 PM

As Rx'd
52:08 total, 37:08 not counting rest times.

Comment #288 - Posted by: Grant R M/26/5'9"/195 at January 3, 2010 1:26 PM

Traci #257:
seriously! This was a good, and tough, three day! I had a blast!
And congrats on doing it 100% unassisted!

Comment #289 - Posted by: Wyatt22 at January 3, 2010 1:57 PM

3.25(PR)
4.56
5.39
5.43
5.39

Comment #290 - Posted by: Jonblaze at January 3, 2010 2:23 PM

had cut to 4 rounds due to time

28:11

Comment #291 - Posted by: Kiko at January 3, 2010 2:35 PM

In my opinion Barbara should be a variation of Angie, less intense, with objective to keep time as low as possible and no rest!
I did it in 26'44" (actually 3 days before finding it on the site as wod..) as follows :
1) 4'24"
2) 5'06"
3) 6'02"
4) 5'53"
5) 5'19"

Male 48 ; 1,80 mt for 72,5 kg

Comment #292 - Posted by: True_Enough at January 3, 2010 2:54 PM

As rx'd:
1--3.36
2--3.51
3--3.55
4--3.51
5--3.43

Comment #293 - Posted by: MTR/m/173/5'9" at January 3, 2010 3:25 PM

m/57/5'10"/180

as rx'ed 45:00 (33:00 not including rest time)

What a great three days. Fried. Tomorrow off.

jmsny111752

Comment #294 - Posted by: jeff at January 3, 2010 4:09 PM

2:47
3:09
2:48
3:12
3:04

Comment #295 - Posted by: Hale at January 3, 2010 4:15 PM

Male 34. 177 cms. 72 kgs.
32 minutes including rests.
My first Barbara.
Happy with this!!!
Enjoy trainning is the best way to improve...

Comment #296 - Posted by: Paris Fernández at January 3, 2010 4:31 PM

39.25 after 1.7 hour surf sesh in Waikiki rough surf. last time:September 11, 2009
34:54
wu=30 min home stairs level 8 prog
real slow first round (6+) then 4's
3/3/09:
33 even
wu=run 9 min mile loop with bowie

last time 1/25/09
36.07
wu=jog 15 with Bowie
slow on first round, better thereafter

Comment #297 - Posted by: gregev at January 3, 2010 5:02 PM

Time: 39:39 This was harder than I though but alot of fun.

Comment #298 - Posted by: Shawn Becker at January 3, 2010 5:06 PM

"barbara" as rx'd: 34:38 including rest time.

Comment #299 - Posted by: TRIPKASE at January 3, 2010 5:12 PM

16 Minute Cross Trainer
then 4 rounds
10 Pulls
20 Push
30 Sits
40 Squats
17:28

Comment #300 - Posted by: dyagg at January 3, 2010 5:12 PM

As rx'd:
Round 1 - 4:35
Round 2 - 5:00
Round 3 - 5:31
Round 4 - 6:04
Round 5 - 5:51

Comment #301 - Posted by: lk at January 3, 2010 5:59 PM

2:53
2:52
4:00
5:34
----

Good start... but couldn't maintain the pace.

Comment #302 - Posted by: Charles L at January 3, 2010 6:09 PM

wu: snatch practice and butterfly kip practice

PR for me on all rounds.

Total Time: 35:52
Total Work: 23:49

r1: 3:55
r2: 4:19
r3: 4:53
r4: 5:20
r5: 5:22

Last Time

Total time: 39:55
Total work: 27:51 (28:00 last time)

R1: 4:21
R2: 5:27
R3: 5:41
R4: 5:54
R5: 6:28

Comment #303 - Posted by: DOPP at January 3, 2010 6:16 PM

I mile run 8:06

3 rounds:
6:56
9:52
10:39

Comment #304 - Posted by: Shaniac at January 3, 2010 6:43 PM

18:18 total work.
PR by 3 min ;)
M/39/162/5-11

Comment #305 - Posted by: 42elysium at January 3, 2010 7:21 PM

round 1 3:43 faster
round 2 3:59 faster
round 3 4:42 faster started with pushups
round 4 4:57 slower started with situps
round 5 5:07 slower started with squats

complete opposite of last time. always surprises me how absolutely brutal this workout is

Comment #306 - Posted by: jc at January 3, 2010 7:54 PM

Have been lurking...a couple years....for a long time! Have done a few CF workouts, but never steady.
M 31 150
Wife and I did Barbara today, Jan 4 in Mongolia, wish I would of seen that you could rest for 3 min. in between rounds! Tried to eat Breakfast afterward...didn't happen and my bride just went back to bed!
21 min.

Comment #307 - Posted by: srfrcrux at January 3, 2010 9:47 PM

C-
2min. rest
3:16, 3:13, 3:11, 3:22, 3:17

Comment #308 - Posted by: Jeff & Charity @ CF Snohomish at January 3, 2010 10:00 PM

this is only my second time doing a crossfit workout, and im amping on it. i did barbara in 27mins and 40seconds. cant wait till the next one

Comment #309 - Posted by: Bird at January 3, 2010 10:22 PM

Jeff @ work
C2B Pullups
Anchored abmat sit ups
32:15 total time.

Comment #310 - Posted by: Jeff & Charity @ CF Snohomish at January 3, 2010 10:54 PM

MGySgt. USMC M/48/6'2"/210

This is kicking my butt. ha ha ha and I like it.

Only made three rounds
12:00
12:02
11:37
Picked up the pace in the third round doing GHD style sit-ups off of my 24" jumb box. Leaned back to fast and hit my head on the ground. Rung my bell a bit and caused a major head-ache. Finished out the round for my best time of the day and thought better of going on.

OooRahh CrossFit

Comment #311 - Posted by: W.D. at January 3, 2010 10:56 PM

Only two rounds.

1st - 4:26
2nd - 6:15

Comment #312 - Posted by: BRICEJ m/23/164/5'8" at January 3, 2010 11:11 PM

3:58
4:38
4:30
4:58
5:44

total time: 35:38 PR
prior PR 40's

Comment #313 - Posted by: I_M_Sam at January 3, 2010 11:43 PM

RX - 28:00

Comment #314 - Posted by: DPrice33/m/5'11"/215 at January 4, 2010 3:59 AM

2:59
2:58
2:49
2:45
2:43
Total 14:14 (or 26:14 with the 3 minutes rest cycle included)

Comment #315 - Posted by: Darol at January 4, 2010 5:16 AM

Pack 10,20,30,40
3:12, 3:20, 3:25, 3:38, 3:32 = 17:07

Comment #316 - Posted by: Mike C (M/40/5'11"/200) at January 4, 2010 5:23 AM

3 rounds of 10,20,30,40

2:45, 3:04, 3:05

Comment #317 - Posted by: JrJordan at January 4, 2010 6:32 AM

29:23 total

Comment #318 - Posted by: colin k at January 4, 2010 6:36 AM

"Barbara"

LOVED IT!!

32:47 (2 minute breaks)

Probably one of my favorite WOD's.

Comment #319 - Posted by: tammie at January 4, 2010 6:50 AM

2:45
2:59
3.27
3:55
3:26=16.28(PR by 1:19)

Comment #320 - Posted by: JF 19/M/5'9/160 at January 4, 2010 8:06 AM

SUB 80# pd (t)

4:25,4:35,4:41,4:48,5:05

30:00 total
previous 34:24

Comment #321 - Posted by: Ticotexas M/40/69/150 at January 4, 2010 8:13 AM

1: 4:43
2: 5:50
3: 6:16
4: 7:30
5: 7:59
needs some work

Comment #322 - Posted by: RussA at January 4, 2010 8:22 AM

47:50. Body was completely wrecked from pevious two girls that tore me apart. I had to push myself to just get through the workout.

Comment #323 - Posted by: BrooksT/M/6'2"/192 at January 4, 2010 10:03 AM

34:35 as rx'd - 3 min slower than last time WTF?!

Comment #324 - Posted by: gary martins at January 4, 2010 10:17 AM

As RX'd
4:27
4:25
5:00
4:50
4:41
Much better than last time.

Comment #325 - Posted by: bird 45 yo M 5'9" 178 Level 1 cert at January 4, 2010 10:54 AM

Big time scale.

Three rounds, each for time of:
15 Pull-ups (120lb assist)
20 Push-ups (knees)
25 Sit-ups
25 Squats

3:43
4:03
4:07

Comment #326 - Posted by: bradp m/33/6'2"/270 at January 4, 2010 12:36 PM

4:21
4:22
6:32
6:03
6:30

Did it at work at 3 AM

Comment #327 - Posted by: Cleveland at January 4, 2010 12:41 PM

m/42/144lb/5'8"

As rx'd

Round 1: 3:46
Round 2: 4:00
Round 3: 4:14
Round 4: 4:48
Round 5: 4:40

Total: 33:29

Comment #328 - Posted by: Abu Aqilah at January 4, 2010 3:51 PM

25:52 as rx'd with 3' breaks (PR):

2:22 (2:59 rest)
2:39 (3:00)
2:57 (3:00)
2:59 (3:00)
2:54

reached my goal of sub 3 for all rounds!

later,
b
m/33/5'8-1/2"/167

Comment #329 - Posted by: brian p at January 4, 2010 4:57 PM

m/32/6-1/190
Only 3 rds complete
4:03/5:47/7:03

Comment #330 - Posted by: Chris R at January 4, 2010 5:08 PM

2:18 (PR by 10 seconds)
2:16 (new PR)
2:20
2:30
2:51

Comment #331 - Posted by: Dryw 31/m/175 at January 4, 2010 5:08 PM

second day!! so sore!! but hey thats not a bad thing

Comment #332 - Posted by: chops1989 at January 4, 2010 5:50 PM

Five rounds, each for time of:
20 Pull-ups
30 Push-ups
40 Sit-ups
50 Squats

Did 3 rounds:
6:25
8:39
10:16
Total time=25:20

Comment #333 - Posted by: Ironhorse at January 4, 2010 5:54 PM

m/16/5'10"/ 160lbs
Forget the exact time but it was somewhere around 30:00 with rests. Pull-ups with a little bit of a kip.

Comment #334 - Posted by: Logan at January 4, 2010 7:38 PM

m36/175/5'8

as rx'd with rest breaks, had asthma attack rds 3&4
3:51
5:38
6:11
7:05
5:11

Comment #335 - Posted by: c-loc at January 4, 2010 7:58 PM

3 rds about 5:50 each

Comment #336 - Posted by: johnh m/41/220 at January 4, 2010 8:08 PM

30:30 as rx'd
18:30 work time

Comment #337 - Posted by: Biggie 26/m/185 at January 4, 2010 8:41 PM

m/20/5'11"/182

Great workout! On the third day of this challenging cycle whole body was shot, just shot. Had to muster every amount of energy to get through this one.

First time doing Barbara and definitely won't be the last!

rd 1 - 3:43
rd 2 - 2:52
rd 3 - 2:43
rd 4 - 3:08
rd 5 - 3:35

inverted pyramid of times --- had nothing left in that last round.

Comment #338 - Posted by: Neill at January 4, 2010 9:47 PM

31 minutes for the whole batch including rests, except I cut all reps in 1/2. Next time it would be better to modify just the pull-ups, and keep the other 3 at full reps.

Comment #339 - Posted by: Rob_33_70_170 at January 4, 2010 10:59 PM

M/35/6'2"/238

RD 1) 4:13
RD 2) 5:04
RD 3) 5:01
RD 4) 5:34
RD 5) 5:38

SO fatigued from the last two WODS...

Comment #340 - Posted by: Nature at January 5, 2010 1:41 AM

as rx'd:

3:27
3:51
4:16
4:08
3:40 = 19:22

Comment #341 - Posted by: Andrew Cobin/M/33/72"/195 at January 5, 2010 4:06 AM

m/31/210
Messed up this WOD
I did 10,20,30,40. With no rest in between.
14:07
Brad
14:00
Jumping pull-ups

Comment #342 - Posted by: rstrang at January 5, 2010 4:18 AM

20 Pull-ups
30 Push-ups
40 Sit-ups
25 Squats (Rx=50 squats)

Rest precisely three minutes between each round.
41:05
(Next time bring squats up to 30 Reps)

Comment #343 - Posted by: M.Z. at January 5, 2010 4:43 AM

Ryan - m/30/190/75"
total time: 28:18 (mod - 10-20-30-40)

Gunnar - 29:34 as rx'd

Comment #344 - Posted by: gunnar m/38/190/73" at January 5, 2010 6:05 AM

Missed

Comment #345 - Posted by: Bphantom at January 5, 2010 6:14 AM

performed on 1/5/10
scaled to 4 rounds
47:03
weak - pull-ups killed me

Comment #346 - Posted by: Mitch m/26/190/72" at January 5, 2010 7:04 AM

49:10
started kipping (a little, still don't have form right on those) on 2nd or 3rd round and that helped. Took me quite some time to fully recover today. Probably overdid it a bit. Squats were the only thing that every set was unbroken. Everything is hard when there is no O2.

Comment #347 - Posted by: matt 46/65"/154lb at January 5, 2010 8:36 AM

three rounds. not feeling good today.

rd1: 5:35
rd2: 5:08
rd3: 5:40

Comment #348 - Posted by: Jeffrw at January 5, 2010 10:08 AM

CFWUx3

As Rx'd: 22'00"

16'43" 02-19-2007 (PR)
20'00" 12-01-2006
18'30" 06-19-2006
21'00" 01-17-2006

Comment #349 - Posted by: OCMike (M/5'9"/168#/44yo) at January 5, 2010 10:17 AM

Warm up ws 100 jump rope and 5 dips. 3 rounds.

Rd-1 3:26 as Rx. 15 regular pull ups, 5 jumping
Rd-2 3:25 as Rx. 15 regular pull ups, 5 jumping
Rd-3 3:27 as Rx. 15 regular pull ups, 5 jumping
Rd-4 3:29 as Rx. 12 regular pull ups, 8 jumping
Rd-5 3:24 as Rx. 12 regular pull ups, 8 jumping

Toatal time including rest time: 29:12

GREAT Workout!!!!(SMOKED)

Comment #350 - Posted by: Madman75326 at January 5, 2010 10:23 AM

Barbara as required-

4:40
4:51
5:03
4:30
4:36

Not bad after a week of Cindy, Angie and now Barbara. I ran about 100 meters between sets. I guess that is technically cheating but if I just "rest" then the feeling of the next round is unbearable.

Comment #351 - Posted by: Vaughn at January 5, 2010 12:36 PM

33/M/195
16:56 total work time as rx'd
rd1 3:02
rd2 3:20
rd3 2:58
rd4 3:42
rd5 3:54

Comment #352 - Posted by: Jamie Maillet at January 5, 2010 1:36 PM

As RX'd (aside from 4th round having an extra 8 sec break due to someone working in on PU bar). SUs on decline bench (#3). PUs unbroken, pushups unbroken 3 rounds and 1 break each 4th and 5th, SUs terrible, and squats unbroken and slow to get full ext.

R1:3:00
R2:3:33
R3:4:03
R4:4:14
R5:4:40

Total work time: 19:27

Prev PR: 19:08

Comment #353 - Posted by: R.Lee_Seattle at January 5, 2010 2:02 PM

Tried to do as rx'd but died after 3 pullups in round 4

So 3 rounds as rx'd

1 - 6:25
2 - 6:22
3 - 6:09

might have been a heart muscle that I pulled I think, but was very close to pukie as well.

3rd day back on zone and crossfit, feeling more awake and alert but still not strong yet.

Comment #354 - Posted by: Brian R at January 5, 2010 2:52 PM

5 rounds:
20 butterfly pullups (unbroken)
30 pushups (4 rds unbroken, 5th round 21,9)
40 decline #3 situps (3 rds unbroken, then sets of 10)
50 air squats (3 rds unbroken)

3:23, 3:47, 3:52, 3:21 break time between rounds

16:54 (2:37, 2:46, 3:19, 3:52, 4:20) 01/05/2010
17:11 (2:39, 2:51, 3:28, 4:04, 4:09) 09/11/2009
19:09 (2:50, 3:11, 4:03, 4:26, 4:39) 05/26/2009
22:39 (3:34, 3:59, 4:20, 5:15, 5:31) 03/03/2009
29:31 (5:22, 5:29, 5:59, 6:01, 6:40) 01/25/2009
42:58 (6:32, 8:16, 7:52, 10:11, 10:07) 10/05/2008

Comment #355 - Posted by: johnathon in seattle 28/5'8/159 at January 5, 2010 3:21 PM

16:53
28:53 total clock (pr 26:47)

Comment #356 - Posted by: Chris McLendon at January 5, 2010 3:41 PM

Did this a few days ago.
3:25
3:51
4:24
4:38
4:33

Total 20:51 or 32:51, pr by 10 seconds.

Comment #357 - Posted by: Smithy m49/5'10"/165 at January 5, 2010 4:01 PM

M/24/153 GregaWU

As rx'd:
1) 4:20
2) 4:54
3) 5:21
4) 6:23
5) 5:39

With rest, 38:39.

Comment #358 - Posted by: Y. Zhou at January 5, 2010 4:38 PM

total time with breaks: 39:23

Comment #359 - Posted by: Sue Ady at January 5, 2010 5:13 PM

As rx'd:

4:09 (strict Pull-ups)
4:46 (strict Pull-ups)
4:52 (strict Pull-ups)
5:53 (strict Pull-ups)
5:58 (kipping Pull-ups)

Times have improved from last time, but I was gassed...

Comment #360 - Posted by: Woo - m/28/5'7/185 at January 5, 2010 6:21 PM

2.10
2.36
2.20
2.16
2.05

Comment #361 - Posted by: Rosie in Atl at January 5, 2010 6:45 PM

3:37
3:53
4:21
5:06
3:46
=20:43
=32:43 w/rests

sub 30:00 and I'm buying myself a t-shirt.

Comment #362 - Posted by: adam/36/152#/5'10" at January 5, 2010 7:52 PM

PR. As rx'd; 28:37.
2:23/2:52/3:22/4:00/3:59.
Can still improve, need to focus on better mean times and lessen the scale of time declination. First time without puking!

Comment #363 - Posted by: Xman at January 5, 2010 8:28 PM

46/m/71 kg
3xCFWU
Reduced reps to 10 PU, 20 push-ups, 30 sit-ups, 40 squats
3:25
3:24
3:35
3:49
4:05

Comment #364 - Posted by: AndersI SWECON KFOR at January 6, 2010 7:46 AM

30/m/71"/180#/Killeen, TX/Gold's Gym

CFWU x3
Split 3:24; 3:26; 4:32; 4:50; 4:28
Total 3:24; 9:50; 17:22; 25:12; 32:40

Previous attempt...

Split / Continuous
3:06 / 3:06
3:26 / 9:32
5:10 / 17:42
4:42 / 25:24
5:16 / 33:40

Comment #365 - Posted by: Archer6479 at January 6, 2010 10:09 AM

I can't remember the exact splits, but total work time for all five rounds was 21:29 rx'd

Comment #366 - Posted by: Mean Seen at January 6, 2010 10:32 AM

as rx'd

feet unanchored on situps

29:03

Comment #367 - Posted by: Pure Payne at January 6, 2010 10:32 AM

3:05
3:02
3:27
3:32
3:45

w/ ringpu's in basement

Comment #368 - Posted by: Steeliekid 41 175 67" at January 6, 2010 10:40 AM

finished 4 rounds.
forgot sits on round 4.
spent.
rode 5 mies on spin bike, 32 minutes. worked into heavy climb

Comment #369 - Posted by: sullinator at January 6, 2010 1:29 PM

Five rounds, each for time of:
20 Pull-ups
30 Push-ups
40 Sit-ups
50 Squats

1. 2:55
2. 3:16
3. 3:11
4. 3:23
5. 3:30

Compare to 090911

1. 3:05
2. 3:12
3. 3:25
4. 3:26
5. 3:23

Comment #370 - Posted by: Louis Herrera 50 70" 181 at January 6, 2010 3:24 PM

Total time was 18:08.

2:39
2:59
3:36
4:04
4:50

Comment #371 - Posted by: Erik 28/M/76.5"/200 at January 6, 2010 3:26 PM

3.03, 3.00, 2.58, 2.58, 2.59 - 14.58

Comment #372 - Posted by: M. Honcho M/31/5'10/170 at January 6, 2010 4:27 PM

m/41/169/5'9"

3:50
3:55
4:18
5:23
6:10

Comment #373 - Posted by: Richie D. at January 6, 2010 4:31 PM

2:47
3:54
5:34
6:07
5:54

Comment #374 - Posted by: ferb44 at January 6, 2010 5:19 PM

strict pull-ups
15/ round

2:50
2:49
3:26

got to su on rd 4 and died out

Comment #375 - Posted by: NJS at January 7, 2010 3:57 AM

4:04
3:49
5:04
4:34
4:31

Comment #376 - Posted by: mjp at January 7, 2010 4:33 AM

First time with Barbara,
scaled down to 3 rounds
2:26
3:10
4:40
Left shoulder pinched a problematic nerve. So I shut it down. Still sore as ever this morning.

Comment #377 - Posted by: Toothless Ginger Midget at January 7, 2010 6:43 AM

Only completed 3 rounds after a 5 mile run. 2:42, 2:41, 2:49

Comment #378 - Posted by: MJS at January 7, 2010 8:39 AM

as rx'd:

2.53; 3.16; 3.51; 3.53; 3.43

Total: 17.36 (29.36)

Comment #379 - Posted by: Zeb G at January 7, 2010 9:10 AM

as rx'd
6:09; 6:03; 5:57; 6:03; 5:50
total: 30:02 from 30:53
form not so clean towards the end, but didn't feel like dying...till the last set of situps.

Comment #380 - Posted by: Go at January 7, 2010 10:27 AM

M/28/5'6/165

30:15 W/2Olb vest

25:52 rxd w/out vest.

Comment #381 - Posted by: jmfs81 at January 7, 2010 12:30 PM

m/22/160

32:28 total time with the 3 min rests...

need to work on sit ups and pushups

Comment #382 - Posted by: Patrick at January 7, 2010 1:50 PM

3:10, 3:35, 3:53, 3:35, 3:55

Subbed 30 crunches for 40 sit-ups. Also, saved some time on the fourth set by moving some pull-ups to the end. Pull-ups were getting ugly later on. Nasty workout!

M/25/5'11''/200

Comment #383 - Posted by: Kent at January 7, 2010 2:35 PM

Did 4 rounds - a little shoulder tweak at the end - after making up the snatch wod.

4:38, 4:14, 3:59, 4:04
25:57 w/ rest (16:57)

Comment #384 - Posted by: Dale_Saran at January 7, 2010 3:29 PM

@ the sweatbox
as rx'd;

3:09
3:26
5:03
mr. pukie visits
mr. pukie still here

2nd time doing this workout
and still unable to finish...better times
than last time but not a complete barbara!

Comment #385 - Posted by: N_Rahim 28/m/150# at January 7, 2010 5:51 PM

@theicebox

2:43
2:39
3:08
3:49
3:37
15:56 TOTAL (newPR)

Comment #386 - Posted by: stinker |27.m.160#| at January 7, 2010 7:20 PM

7'45" / 8'19" / 8'24" / 8'19" / 8'30"

Comment #387 - Posted by: James GS at January 7, 2010 9:10 PM

3 rounds.

3.48...4.14...5.12

No excuses on this, just didnt do the full 5 rounds. This is a tought/great workout

Comment #388 - Posted by: Adam/25/215/5.9 at January 8, 2010 4:21 AM

Felt like ass. Took the day off.

m/45/200#/ 6'3"

Comment #389 - Posted by: Warren at January 8, 2010 7:27 AM

4:19
5:14
5:39
5:54
5:31

Total 26:37 PR

Comment #390 - Posted by: PatS at January 8, 2010 1:45 PM

m/6'3/185/32

As Rx'd

3:14
2:39
2:26
2:30
2:33

total time 14:22

I obviously didn't warm up enough, as my second round was much faster.

Comment #391 - Posted by: themken at January 8, 2010 1:54 PM

26:27 as rx'd

Comment #392 - Posted by: Jay at January 8, 2010 2:58 PM

23.m.139.65"

as rx'd
2:38
3:19
4:07
3:59
3:50
Total: 17:55

Last Time:
2:38
3:00
3:36
4:15
4:19
Total: 17:50(PR)

Comment #393 - Posted by: Francis Vu Nguyen at January 8, 2010 5:57 PM

3 rnds, 21.23, and the aftermath ... crushed.
4.07/3
5.24/3
5.47

Comment #394 - Posted by: Apolloswabbie 6'2" 201 45 yoa at January 8, 2010 6:58 PM

Did 15 pushups first 2 rounds - as RXd after.

39:XX

Comment #395 - Posted by: Drew M/24/175/6' at January 8, 2010 8:51 PM

~~~~~VACATION~~~

Comment #396 - Posted by: ~VERVE~~~~~~~~ at January 9, 2010 9:54 AM

Scaled to pack. 3 rounds.
1-6:35 (did 30 push ups in the 1st round)
2-6:55
3-9:47

Comment #397 - Posted by: JR78 at January 9, 2010 10:11 AM

three and done

3.49
3 rest
4.53
3 rest
6.48

looks like endurance is a factor (you think)

Comment #398 - Posted by: kettlehell at January 9, 2010 12:06 PM

m/178cm/88kg/34y
3:34
4:20
5:16
I was sick, my lungs aren't clear still, hardly breath

Comment #399 - Posted by: gepeto at January 10, 2010 10:05 AM

As rx'd

2:42
3:03
4:01
4:16
3:54

That...sucked...

Really close to puking.

Comment #400 - Posted by: Jon/M/27/5'9/160 at January 10, 2010 3:02 PM

M/32/5'9"/152

3:03
3:49
4:16
4:28
3:45

Total: 19:21

Abmat style situps.

Comment #401 - Posted by: Antun Karlovac at January 10, 2010 5:45 PM

Humberto
3:52
3:54
3:46
3:32
3:33

Karla
4:53
5:01
5:27
4:34
5:29
subed jumping pull ups

Comment #402 - Posted by: Humberto at January 10, 2010 6:40 PM

5 rounds, each for time (3 min. rest between rounds)

10 strict pullups
20 pushups
30 situps
40 squats

3:59
3:35
3:32
3:47
3:46

Comment #403 - Posted by: cbecker at January 10, 2010 8:44 PM

no rest 26.07

Comment #404 - Posted by: Michael Eldred at January 11, 2010 1:57 AM

4:49
4:29
4:25
4:51
4:28

Comment #405 - Posted by: dcyn at January 11, 2010 1:01 PM

18:56 total

Comment #406 - Posted by: silvs at January 11, 2010 2:07 PM

Sandwiched between 2 mile jogs. Only did 3 rounds, but each took about 2:30... Sad about the former, happy about the second.

Feel out of shape.

Comment #407 - Posted by: blckorder at January 11, 2010 4:44 PM

I was doing this on Saturday 1/9/10 outside at "The Oval" in Livingston, NJ. It was 20 degrees with 10 degrees wind chill. I had to stop after the third round because my hands and feet were going numb.

3:29
3:24
4:15

Comment #408 - Posted by: Miyagi 29/m/168# at January 11, 2010 6:34 PM

m/36/5'9/181
CFWU-2. Reg 1st. 4 HSPU 2nd. Row 500m 3rd. Superman. Burgener. DU.
3:38,3:50,4:23,4:30,4:37 - 33:02 ttl
Calves cramping on PU, esp right calf. Squats very good. Probably where I made up time.
9/11/09: 3:48,4:06,4:31,4:47,4:36
5/26: 3:47,4:24,4:47,4:38,4:53
3/3: 3:45,4:40,5:07,5:30,5:29
12/5: 3:42,4:20,4:52,5:18,5:19
See 5/26/09 for further history

Comment #409 - Posted by: jrm at January 11, 2010 6:48 PM

Five rounds, each for time of:
20 Pull-ups
30 Push-ups
40 Sit-ups
50 Squats (subbed 35# DB swing due to left knee issue)

Screwed up, forgot to rest between rounds. Not sure of overall time.

Comment #410 - Posted by: blades at January 12, 2010 9:37 AM

m/30/6'/173

5rounds for time of...
10pulls
20push
30sit
40squat

2:28, 2:38, 3:15*, 3:14, 3:37

Comment #411 - Posted by: liggy at January 12, 2010 1:23 PM

warm-up: 500 meter row

as rx'd: 29:36 total time (including breaks)
17:36 (not including breaks)

Comment #412 - Posted by: Casey at January 12, 2010 5:05 PM

"Mrs. Miyagi"

Scaled to jumping pull-ups. Everything else as Rx'ed.

4:04
4:35
4:55
5:25
6:00

Comment #413 - Posted by: Miyagi 29/m/168# at January 12, 2010 6:04 PM

25.32

Comment #414 - Posted by: Dominick at January 13, 2010 5:45 AM

M/25/5'9"/195

scaled to:

4 rounds:
10 pullups
20 pushups
30 situps
40 squats

24:49 (not including breaks)

Comment #415 - Posted by: AST at January 13, 2010 7:58 AM

as rx'd
~35:00 (forgot to post after getting time)

Comment #416 - Posted by: schinizel at January 13, 2010 10:04 AM

3 rounds: 10,20, 30, 40
4.41: 4.09: 4.37

Comment #417 - Posted by: spatterson at January 13, 2010 7:57 PM

Wu- 1/2 mile run

39:06

Comment #418 - Posted by: ~VERVE~~~~~~~~ at January 14, 2010 8:22 AM

48/M/184
Mod
3 rounds
8:15
7:55
8:21
Off to B-Ball game

Comment #419 - Posted by: Zim at January 14, 2010 11:05 AM

as rx'd
3:26
4:42
5:59
6:10
7:34
---
27:51

Comment #420 - Posted by: kws/m/28/175/5'10" at January 14, 2010 4:16 PM

as RX'D

2:45
2:44
3:44
3:14
3:18

15:45 (PR)

About 2 min and some change faster than last time!
i think i kinda dazed out after the second round day dreaming too hard about a shower...
oh, and round 5 has been about the closest i've been to meeting Mr. Pukie! I thought he was coming for SURE... never experienced that before.
I don't mind the last 3 days being similar, basically extended warm ups... I like them cause i can do them better than o-lifts or thrusters.

Comment #421 - Posted by: Isaac Twist m/30/165/5'11" at January 14, 2010 5:11 PM

26/m/5'8"/148

as Rx'd:

3:28
3:29
3:56
4:02
3:37

18:32 PR

I don't know how in the heck I PR'd by so much. I'm on the 5th day of a sun up to sun down fast & I didn't snack before the workout. My usual food would have been a lara bar + seeds/nuts/raisins between bfast & lunch, a somewhat paleo lunch (salad, turkey, apple), then an orange an hour or two before the workout. Crazy

Comment #422 - Posted by: Matt Laney at January 14, 2010 5:40 PM

on vacation this week...
no access to a pullups bar

did 150 pushups in 15 minutes

Comment #423 - Posted by: al deezy (32-m-155) at January 14, 2010 7:33 PM

took me 30:21 to finish with the 3 min breaks incuded

2:50
2:55
3:20
under 5
under 5

Comment #424 - Posted by: srod at January 14, 2010 10:43 PM

as rx'd

3:19
3:32
4:41
5:46
5:56

TOTAL - 23:14 (16:28 is PR)

Comment #425 - Posted by: smithwick's at January 15, 2010 3:45 AM

M/59/6-2/214
four rounds of 20 pullups, 30 pushups, 40 situps, 50 squats.
round 1 with 28# pullup assist 8:00
round 2 with 46# pullup assist 8:11
round 3 with 64# pullup assist 9:24
round 4 with 64# pullup assist 9:05

Comment #426 - Posted by: JBGP at January 15, 2010 9:37 AM

WU: 1/2 Mile Run, 3x50 Single Unders

2:15
2:25
2:42
3:05
2:53

Comment #427 - Posted by: Big-T (26yo/5'2"/155lbs) at January 15, 2010 11:11 AM

29/m/185

bar PU, pushup bar, abmat PU

3:15
3:01
3:12
3:39
3:47

tota: 16:54

Comment #428 - Posted by: MoGreene at January 17, 2010 8:31 AM

10 chins (20 kg) 20 30 40

4:54
4:56
5:10
5:26

Comment #429 - Posted by: Anne at January 18, 2010 2:25 PM

Felt slow, but PR by about 40s. Situps may have been less inclined than last time though.
As rx'd, with dead hang pull ups.

5:57
6:37
7:18
7:53
8:23

Total: 36:08

[36:08]

Comment #430 - Posted by: JonK at January 18, 2010 5:56 PM

scaled to 10/20/30/40 - forgot my watch, but times were all approx 3 min ea round. had to break squats a bit, all else unbroken

M/35/6'1"/195

Comment #431 - Posted by: reese at January 19, 2010 9:18 AM

6:16 average.

Thought I wasn't going to set a PR, but I did, a big one! Down from 7:06 last time.

Comment #432 - Posted by: Latham Fell M/29/180 at January 19, 2010 7:27 PM

about 3:30 average

with three minute breaks and all took me 30:23

Comment #433 - Posted by: srod at January 20, 2010 11:16 AM

Only got 4 rounds in 4.20 4.33 5.19 6.00

Comment #434 - Posted by: Headshine at January 24, 2010 7:27 PM

M/34/170

Swim 2350 m
shower, change then:

Five rounds, each for time of:
20 Pull-ups
30 Push-ups
40 Sit-ups
50 Squats

3:32/3:29/3:23/3:23/3:22

Comment #435 - Posted by: Chad at January 26, 2010 3:11 PM

scaled 1-25-10
15 pllups / 25 pshps / 40 situps / 50 sqts
26:03
4:26 / 5:03 / 5:22 / 5:41 / 5:31
last time did 10 plups / 20 pshups 4 rds 19:03
next time try as Rx - this is a long one

Comment #436 - Posted by: PB m/42/6'/155 at January 26, 2010 8:23 PM

34 yom

4:08
6:23
6:08

Last time
4:42
5:47
7:28

Comment #437 - Posted by: kgw at January 31, 2010 11:24 AM

34 yom

4:08 wow this hurt
6:23
6:08

Last time
4:42
5:47
7:28

Comment #438 - Posted by: kgw at January 31, 2010 11:24 AM

31:28-rest=19:28

Comment #439 - Posted by: mcdontron at February 3, 2010 5:36 PM

3:21,3:54,4:30,4:40,5:00 (total work time - 21:25) pr!

Comment #440 - Posted by: TROY at February 7, 2010 7:24 AM

EJ
M/36/170
4:12, 4:20, 4:55
ONLY DID 3 ROUNDS, SMOKED
EJ

Comment #441 - Posted by: EJ at February 15, 2010 6:56 PM

only did 2 sets:
3:40
7:07
Felt horrible before even getting to gym. Stopped cause no energy and about to puke.

Comment #442 - Posted by: chaps at February 18, 2010 9:39 AM

As RX'D
35:42 including breaks

Comment #443 - Posted by: ac at March 1, 2010 5:37 PM

Unanchored sit ups, kip-like pull ups.
1. 5:22
2. 6:20
3. 6:57
4. 7:07
5. 5:50, didn't do squats as I almost puked.

Comment #444 - Posted by: mikes at March 25, 2010 6:12 PM

4:51
5:41
6:41
7:36
8:03

Comment #445 - Posted by: ToddJ(44/175/5'10") at May 4, 2010 3:35 PM

First day back to cross-fit in a year, it was a rough one!

Comment #446 - Posted by: Zac Sweeney at May 4, 2010 4:41 PM


Half the reps. 60# pu assist. 2.11, 2.15, 2.01, 2.22, 2.10

Early 09: 6.30 6.21 7.01 6.57 8.07.
Prior: 701, 704, 644, 906, 931 with 40lb assist on pullups.

Comment #447 - Posted by: JonNYC - 41/M/170/5'11" xfit since 6/08 at May 5, 2010 9:44 AM

27:49 outdoors at runner's world track
situps on decline metal bench
cooldown 3mile run, ~24'

Last time:
26:29, as rx'd (14:29 of work, sub 3' avg)
-situps on swiss ball
-all pull-ups straight through 20
-Garage, PM, 102F
Previous time posted as 25:35, not sure how I could've been a minute faster

September 11, 2009 5:31 PM

Comment #448 - Posted by: Ajax at May 5, 2010 11:32 PM

M/59/6-2/207
three rounds each for time
20 pull-ups w/ 64 lb assist
30 push-ups
4- Sit-ups
50 Squats
6:22, 7:05, 8:08

Comment #449 - Posted by: JBGP at May 25, 2010 4:21 PM

round 1 3:43 faster
round 2 3:59 faster
round 3 4:42 faster started with pushups
round 4 4:57 slower started with situps
round 5 5:07 slower started with squats

http://www.extremepullups.com

Comment #450 - Posted by: Dan at August 23, 2010 10:31 AM
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