October 12, 2010

Tuesday 101012

Snatch balance 1-1-1-1-1-1-1

Dave Lipson 300lbs, James Hobart 272lbs, Dave Leys 215lbs, Kristan Clever 185lbs, Rebecca Voigt 175lbs, Laurie Galassi 155lbs, Miranda Oldroyd 150lbs, Heather Bergeron 150lbs. Post loads to comments.

Compare to 100412.

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Ken Roads, FGB5.


"Combative Practical Shooting: Part 2" with Dave Re and Dave Castro, CrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]


Highlights from the CrossFit/USAW Weightlifting Open by CrossFit Again Faster - video [wmv] [mov]


WOD Demo with Laurie Galassi and Dave Leys - video [wmv] [mov]

WOD Demo with Miranda Oldroyd - video [wmv] [mov]

Dave Lipson, 300 lbs on today's WOD - video [wmv] [mov]

James Hobart, 272 lbs on today's WOD - video [wmv] [mov]

Kristan Clever, 185 lbs on today's WOD - video [wmv] [mov]

Heather Bergeron on today's WOD - video [wmv] [mov]


Brian Curley, 2010 CrossFit Games Masters Men Champion on yesterday's WOD - video [wmv] [mov]

Posted by lauren at October 12, 2010 5:00 PM
Comments

Sucks to be the guy in the EOD suit.

Comment #1 - Posted by: Ben at October 11, 2010 5:04 PM

I want Re and Castro on my side! Nice shooting.

Comment #2 - Posted by: kevin o at October 11, 2010 5:14 PM

Love the pic!!!! FD turn out is my fav!

Comment #3 - Posted by: The Anaconda at October 11, 2010 5:21 PM

Nice pic! Can't wait to see if I can get a PR tomorrow!

Comment #4 - Posted by: ALX at October 11, 2010 5:38 PM

Pic from @ www.crossfitfairfax.com!

Comment #5 - Posted by: JE at October 11, 2010 5:39 PM

Big Brian Curley is a beast and is a champion in every sense of the word.

Comment #6 - Posted by: Ben at October 11, 2010 5:40 PM

Miranda videos are the best! More Miranda please!

Comment #7 - Posted by: Ronnieboy at October 11, 2010 5:44 PM

Does anybody else feel like Dave Lipson's depth is questionable in the 300# snatch balance? I find James Hobarts' much more impressive. Don't get me wrong Dave is great athlete, but where's the standard?

Comment #8 - Posted by: Phil K at October 11, 2010 5:47 PM

Hobarts' vids are always legit.

Comment #9 - Posted by: Name at October 11, 2010 5:55 PM

AMRAP 20:
10 HSPU
10 Pull ups, toes asst
10 Pistols
= 12 R

Erin

Comment #10 - Posted by: in8girl at October 11, 2010 6:01 PM

Oy! Not my prettiest snatch balance. Depth is pretty close, might pull back a little next time and hit better technique.

Comment #11 - Posted by: Dave Lipson at October 11, 2010 6:12 PM

Nice looking lifting spot James.

Comment #12 - Posted by: hax at October 11, 2010 6:17 PM

It's not super deep but its there for sure the hip joint broke parallel and thats what counts in competition if I am remembering correctly.Very impressive weight.

Comment #13 - Posted by: Joshua Gritton at October 11, 2010 6:17 PM

Awesome SB James

Comment #14 - Posted by: dan colson at October 11, 2010 6:24 PM

Any substitute for this? I workout at a planet fitness and I'm worried about dropping the weights...

Comment #15 - Posted by: Chris at October 11, 2010 6:25 PM

chris, best is find another gym

Comment #16 - Posted by: Jorge at October 11, 2010 6:27 PM

Ha yeah, I wish I had time to go to a crossfit gym...currently in the Municipal Police Academy and the closest Crossfit gym is about 45 minutes away...

Comment #17 - Posted by: Chris at October 11, 2010 6:29 PM

I love the videos with Miranda in them! She's such an inspiring female athlete and a fantastic ambassador for the sport. I can't wait to watch her compete at the Games in 2011! Keep it up Miranda!

Comment #18 - Posted by: Jess at October 11, 2010 6:38 PM

Lipson's snatch balance didn't reflect the real purpose of this skill, do get deep under the bar quickly were Hobart's was pretty close to being bang on.

Comment #19 - Posted by: gaucoin at October 11, 2010 6:39 PM

The Snatch balance isn't a competition lift in itself, so the hip breaking parallel is only a qualifier for the OHS. Dave is super strong, but he's catching the bar high and riding it down, not dropping under locked arms. Its

Comment #20 - Posted by: Tom Brose at October 11, 2010 6:45 PM

Can someone tell me what was wrong with Heathers 6th attempt at 155? I am not an Olympic lifter and it looked pretty damn good to me, although it looks as though it was not counted as a good lift. Good lift or not, I'm still impressed.

Comment #21 - Posted by: Milt at October 11, 2010 7:02 PM

where the met-con been at?

Comment #22 - Posted by: Joe at October 11, 2010 7:12 PM

45, 55, 55, 65, 75, 75, 85

Comment #23 - Posted by: Jeff Gebbie at October 11, 2010 7:24 PM

Gonna have to pass on this one. I'm trying to clear up a particularly stubborn case of bursitis in my shoulder and the ROM required for this movement is definitely not happening.

Speaking of...I'm having a problem with pullips at the bottom - they're killing my shoulder when I drop between reps. What can I sub to maintain pullup strength that wont compromise my shoulder?

Thanks

Andyboy

Comment #24 - Posted by: andyboy at October 11, 2010 7:36 PM

Milt - Heather didn't catch that one at the bottom. She kind of caught it above parallel and then rode it down, and not really all the way down. But like you said, impressive anyway from a tremendous athlete.

Comment #25 - Posted by: Nashville Steve 42m/6'4"/208 at October 11, 2010 7:39 PM

Great Pic!

Why are they shooting at targets of small children?

Awesome Snatch everyone.

does Progenex own crossfit?

Comment #26 - Posted by: Kent at October 11, 2010 7:44 PM

These practical shooting videos are easily one of my favorite crossfit video series yet.

Comment #27 - Posted by: ericthered at October 11, 2010 8:04 PM

Main site picture is of Ken Roads of Crossfit Fairfax / Reston. Joe Callahan is in the firefighter gear in the background.

Comment #28 - Posted by: Aaron at October 11, 2010 8:09 PM

Hey team
I was just wondering what peoples views are on skins (or the like)
We see the elite athletes working out in them lots, but i see that pointless as skins are for recovery (through compression)
Are they thinking it helps? or just a comfort factor? It just confuses me to be stretching these compression garments, making them less useful for recovery.

Peace :D

Comment #29 - Posted by: RyanShanksNZ at October 11, 2010 8:18 PM

Everyone should watch the Heather video with the 155 attempts. Great example of reality.

I found CrossFit through the practical shooting community. If you want more information go to uspsa.org or brianenos.com.

The shooting community is much like the CrossFit community, some of the nice people around who take what they do very seriously. That's good because they play with guns! Show up to a local club match, tell them you're new, want to learn more about it and they will take good care of you.

CrossFit Fortis
Glendale, AZ

Comment #30 - Posted by: Brendan M/42/180/5'11" at October 11, 2010 8:22 PM

Awesome highlight video! Hobart stuck in bottom of that clean...eeshhh and the backwoods snatch balance, guy is an animal!

Comment #31 - Posted by: Ryan at October 11, 2010 9:04 PM

This was posted yesterday by Matt Swift an should be read by every armchair quarterback. I thought that of all days a day with snatch balances wouldn't have the form nazi's raining fire because it's snatch balance, either you make it or you don't. Here's the post, I think he nailed it on the head:

"Something to consider for those that are struggling with the videos ...

About three years ago, I remember seeing times posted everyday in the comments section and wishing I could see how those people did the workout. Now I can and I am grateful. CrossFit HQ are providing us insight into the training habits of the elite ... that is a wonderful privilege and I cannot think of another sport that is brave enough to show "warts and all" unedited, un-airbrushed footage of what actually happens in the gym.

In my mind, there would be a problem if censorship crept in and we started to see "productions". The fitness industry is already full of that crap.

Sometimes the videos inspire me to "be that guy" and sometimes they remind me to "not be that guy". Both are useful.

Everytime a video is posted with less than ideal form and I get the voice in my head that says "he didn't set his back" or any other armchair criticism, it makes me grateful that I am part of a community that places so much emphasis on doing things properly that I have a frame of reference that allows me to recognize when things can be done better. And, ultimately what I (or you)choose to do in my own training is up to me. The video is posted and the community has the opportunity to openly debate and discuss the content. What more do you want?

If you watch the videos and are telling yourself that you would never make form or range of motion errors because you are standing on higher ground, you should probably consider whether you ever stepped outside of your comfort zone.

Now that I get to see the videos of the elite training, I understand that (1) they are human like me and make errors too, and (2) they push harder than me which is why they go faster, both of those things inspire me to be better.

Anyone who claims that there is a deficit of instructional material provided by HQ on how to do the WOD is simply closing their eyes to the incredible resource that is crossfit.com and the CrossFit Journal.

The real problem is that people become over-critical in the absence of comparison, and develop a sense of entitlement of how things should be done. Imagine if the comments section prompted you to upload your own training video of the WOD before commenting on the mainsite video.

Keep the videos coming they are awesome, and thankyou for posting the fast times. Love it!"

Thanks Matt Swift, I hope you don't mind that I reposted you, I thought you just put it really well. Seriously, if you don't like CF go somewhere else. Some of us are tryin to workout.

Comment #32 - Posted by: Jordan D. at October 11, 2010 9:16 PM

Anyone know the name and artist of the song in the USAW Highlights vid?

Comment #33 - Posted by: Zeb at October 11, 2010 9:42 PM

27/m/5'8"/130

haven't done any form of snatches in over 2 years. so i worked on my form today. feet still too wide apart at the bottom of the snatch.

warmup 20kg snatch balance, about 10reps concentrating on feet positioning.

WOD (weights in kg):
30-32.5-35-37.5-40(fail)-40-40-42.5

first 5 rather good form, after the 40kg failure, lapsed back into my bad form (feet too wide apart) again. still need to keep working on snatches.

Comment #34 - Posted by: SX at October 11, 2010 10:58 PM

I am in Iraq right now and our internet is blocking all of the crossfit videos.So I can't watch the demo videos. What exactly is a "snatch balance"?

Comment #35 - Posted by: Sam at October 12, 2010 1:05 AM

Just watched Miranda's and Heather's vids. Both wonderfully inspiring. Pure grit and determination.
So now I'm gonna watch big Dave and James hit the heavy stuff...

Thanks CFHQ.

Comment #36 - Posted by: Lol Mettam at October 12, 2010 2:03 AM

James' and Dave's vids were awesome too. James' balance with 272 was just superb!

Couldn't agree more with Matt Swift's comment too. Of course, it won't change anything; where would we be without all the armchair critics and interweb gurus?!

Comment #37 - Posted by: Lol Mettam at October 12, 2010 2:14 AM

For the sake of completeness, the Laurie Gallasi and Dave Leys vid was awesome too. Laurie's form looked superb throughout; 150 must be well over her bw.

Again, thanks CFHQ for posting so many of these inspiring vids.

Comment #38 - Posted by: Lol Mettam at October 12, 2010 2:22 AM

Miranda!!
do u intend to have all of our text convos filmed? hahaha :-D
o and - u should own that 155 sb.... and more!
much <3

~ kris

Comment #39 - Posted by: cleverhandz at October 12, 2010 3:32 AM

Hey Brian from NE CF, dude awesome WOD. I am 38 and I hope I perform at that level. 3 2 1 go brother.

Comment #40 - Posted by: Deathdealer M/38/5'10/220 at October 12, 2010 3:35 AM

65-65-75-75-95-95-115

Great vids.
Miranda, nice talk-through/walk-through/demo of the WOD.

Comment #41 - Posted by: gb 43/m/71"/185# at October 12, 2010 3:38 AM

as rx'd:

65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95

M/35/205/6'

Comment #42 - Posted by: CER at October 12, 2010 3:58 AM

Strong work Brian, Old men rule!

Comment #43 - Posted by: andy hendel at October 12, 2010 4:02 AM

245-265-275-275-285-285-285

Comment #44 - Posted by: mfryer at October 12, 2010 4:31 AM

Olen (m/27/5'7"/164lbs)
Snatch Balance
1-1-1-1-1-1-1
82lbs-87-92-108-113-126F-126(PR)

Stephanie (f/33/5'2"/103lbs)
3 Rounds for time of:
10 Thursters, 26lbs
20 Situps

Time: 7:51

Comment #45 - Posted by: Olen Gifford at October 12, 2010 4:51 AM

95-105-115-115(F)-110(F)-105-105 (Did 95# twice after 7 rounds to make up for failures)

Comment #46 - Posted by: ArcLite M/35/69"/163 at October 12, 2010 4:54 AM

20-20-30-30-35-35

All in KG.

Stilkl more work to do on snatches as can lift heavier but lose technique.

Comment #47 - Posted by: The Ostridge at October 12, 2010 4:56 AM

Snatch Balance 3-3-3-3-3-3
135/145/155/165/175/185

Comment #48 - Posted by: joecam 36/M/190 at October 12, 2010 5:05 AM

155,160,170,175f,175,180,185-1st time with movement. need bumpers

Comment #49 - Posted by: mike d 150 5'7" 35 at October 12, 2010 5:09 AM

HQ: Congrats and Thanks You's for yet another moving, motivational and timely video that cuts to the core of what CF is all about!

AWESOME!

PS @ Jordan #32: Spot on. Especially the "They push harder" part. Thank you.

Comment #50 - Posted by: james.patrick [M/48/66"/135] at October 12, 2010 5:55 AM

Is HQ making a sequal to "American Flyers"? Can't wait to find out who will be involved in the obligatory love triangle.

Comment #51 - Posted by: Prolix at October 12, 2010 5:58 AM

55/65/65/75/75/85/95/95

Comment #52 - Posted by: Jacek at October 12, 2010 5:58 AM

light weight, but real progress for me today on form:

65
65
95
95
95f
65
65
65

Comment #53 - Posted by: jeglit (m/38/6'4"/220) at October 12, 2010 6:06 AM

Crossfit sri ram ashram,India

Arvind-45kg-50kg-55kg-60kg-60kg-60kg-60kg

Comment #54 - Posted by: Arvind at October 12, 2010 6:10 AM

Wow, there are a ton of great videos posted today! The highlight reel from the USAW meet is fantastic and motivating. I also really like that we have a video posted from the Masters Champion.

Comment #55 - Posted by: Pat Sherwood at October 12, 2010 6:12 AM

95-115-135-145-155-165-175(f)-135

I read the comments afterward and realized I was catching it high and riding it down. Will dial it in next time.

Comment #56 - Posted by: Latham M/30/180 Camp Cropper at October 12, 2010 6:14 AM

''A.M. warm up'';)

Snatch balance 1-1-1-1-1-1-1

1.145lbs
2.145lbs
3.150lbs
4.155lbs
5.160lbs f,f, got ot on 3rd try
6.165lbs f, got it
7.165f, got it

last time
1.125
2.135
3.145F,F got it
4.150
5.155
6.160f, got it
7.165lbs F, got it
8.170FFF

I didn't retry 170, it took all I had to get the 165 again, but I got some good work in. Real happy with it all.

Comment #57 - Posted by: NikNichols42yo 5'7'' 165lbs at October 12, 2010 6:50 AM

Yeah - what's the music from the hilights video?!

Comment #58 - Posted by: Maddy at October 12, 2010 7:42 AM

Wow! Dave is a beast!!!! I usually smash these heavy workouts, but it is all about the balance! Amazing what a fraction of an inch can do for the balance! Working on form. This is my most difficult lift! Love the look from Globo Meat-Heads when doing this one.

Comment #59 - Posted by: ALX at October 12, 2010 7:48 AM

36/M/5'11"/175

45-60-80-95-105-105-105

Comment #60 - Posted by: Sandi Trixx at October 12, 2010 8:13 AM

95-105-115-115-125-135-140(failed)<--Started with 145, couldn't get it. Dropped down to 140 and was only able to get it to the point that it would've been an overhead squat, not snatch balance.

Comment #61 - Posted by: Matt Militello at October 12, 2010 8:33 AM

85
95
105
115
125
135
145
Since I needed more than this, I also did 10 Thrusters after each snatch balance.

Comment #62 - Posted by: Linwood Wright at October 12, 2010 8:37 AM

95-115-125-130-135-140f-115x5

Comment #63 - Posted by: Adam W 41/5'7"/181.0 at October 12, 2010 8:49 AM

"Jack", details there.

Comment #64 - Posted by: bingo at October 12, 2010 9:10 AM

100-111-116-126(F)-100-100-100

Have to stay lighter and continue work on form. Self-imposed pressure to get to body-weight.


Comment #65 - Posted by: james.patrick [M/48/66"/135] at October 12, 2010 9:11 AM

That would be "Ryan", of course...

Comment #66 - Posted by: bingo at October 12, 2010 9:28 AM

Dave C., Nice work. I think people who have not shot cannot understand the difficulty of shooting steel. Sometimes they drop and sometimes they don't. 40 seconds with forty targets is excellent for a combat shooter.

Have, Fun, Train Hard,

Billy

Comment #67 - Posted by: Billy Olympic Crossfit at October 12, 2010 9:37 AM

95
115
115 f
115
115
125 f
125 ugly
125

Comment #68 - Posted by: coyo at October 12, 2010 9:44 AM

39/F/5'2"/128#

Snatch Balance
115-125-135-140-143-145-150

1st time doing this workout! Very different but I really enjoyed this one!

Comment #69 - Posted by: Cheryl Brost at October 12, 2010 9:50 AM

27/m/5'11"/206

205-205-215-225-235-255-265f
then tried BW OHS (used 210) for 15...dumped the 15th rep

Comment #70 - Posted by: Nickosaurus at October 12, 2010 10:10 AM

Topped out at 155#, but did not hit 155# consistently with good form. Some of the reps were pressed out rather than jumped under and caught correctly. I did get 155# for multiple reps correctly, but not 100% consistently.

Comment #71 - Posted by: Michael m/47/5'9"/175/MI survivor at October 12, 2010 10:11 AM

M/33/6'3"/195

155-160-165-170-175(PR)-185(PR)-195(PR)

Prev: Topped out at 165. Much better mech today. Good videos.

Comment #72 - Posted by: Ben S at October 12, 2010 10:16 AM

love the videos!

80, 95 (slow going down), 95, 100, 105, 115 (slow going down), 115

Need to work these more and TRUST myself to nail the skill.

Comment #73 - Posted by: Kim Malz~Fit Mom in CT of CrossFit Persevere (F40/130/5'2") at October 12, 2010 10:31 AM

111-131-141-151-161(f)-161

Comment #74 - Posted by: Jette 41/M/5'11"/175 at October 12, 2010 10:35 AM

2010-10-12: 111 to 160. 1st time, took a bit to get technique. 160 sloppy, 155 clean. Box squat 5X5 to 200.

Comment #75 - Posted by: gs at October 12, 2010 10:45 AM

m/32/170lb/5'8"

definately need to work on my snatch balance/overhead squat

95
95
105
115
115
125
125

Comment #76 - Posted by: Adam Hamm at October 12, 2010 10:45 AM

first time doing this wod.

45
50
55
60
65
70
75(f)

Comment #77 - Posted by: em :) at October 12, 2010 10:47 AM

45-65-75-85-95-85-95

many reps at 45 interspersed with the 85 & 95 for proper form, which broke down to jerk/overhead squat at 85 & 95. Definitely a mental problem (fear); need more work here!

Comment #78 - Posted by: dingrr 51/m/165 at October 12, 2010 10:50 AM

43/m/155
topped out at 205 before I ran out of time.

Comment #79 - Posted by: mhollis at October 12, 2010 10:50 AM

BW-185
135
155(f)
155(f)
155(f)
160(f)
160(PR)

Comment #80 - Posted by: Jonblaze at October 12, 2010 10:54 AM

snatch balance 135x7
snatch press/ohs 185x3

Comment #81 - Posted by: B-Mo at October 12, 2010 10:54 AM

65
75
85
95
105
115 (F)
115 (F)

Comment #82 - Posted by: SB at October 12, 2010 10:55 AM

Turns out I am terrible at snatch balances. Just another area to get better at...

75-95(f)-95-95(f)-95(f)-85-90

Comment #83 - Posted by: Townsend m/27/5'8"/140 at October 12, 2010 10:55 AM

First time doing this lift

45-55-65-75-85-95fail-95fail. : (

Will go back tonight and see if I can do better.

Comment #84 - Posted by: Amykr F/38/5'9"/145 at October 12, 2010 10:57 AM

125#
135#
145#
155#
160#
145#
145#

Comment #85 - Posted by: Shawn B. M - 38 - 5'9" - 153# at October 12, 2010 10:59 AM

1- 45 lbs.
2- 50 lbs.
3- 55 lbs.
4- 60 lbs.
5- 65 lbs.
6- 70 lbs.
7- 75 lbs.

Should have gone heavier.

Comment #86 - Posted by: The Anaconda at October 12, 2010 11:54 AM

Could someone help me understand the difference between Snatch Balance and an overhead squat? I'm not totally comprehending the movement.

Comment #87 - Posted by: scott at October 12, 2010 12:01 PM

95
115
135
155
165
170
175(fail)
175(fail)
175 success!

followed by back squats.
315x3 pr.

Comment #88 - Posted by: Shaw at October 12, 2010 12:02 PM

Given the inverse relationship between Heather's wardrope and the weight lifted....I was hoping she was going to try 250lbs.

:-)

Comment #89 - Posted by: WalterMitty at October 12, 2010 12:06 PM

3 rds cfwu

115,125,135,135,145,155,165(f)

Comment #90 - Posted by: nucf m/24/5'7"/155 at October 12, 2010 12:06 PM

M/24/6'1"/180

65
85
95
115
125f
125
125

Comment #91 - Posted by: upstatesooner at October 12, 2010 12:18 PM

m/31/180

65
85
95
105
105
105
110

Pathetic, have not OHS in a while, how quickly it goes.

Comment #92 - Posted by: TNT at October 12, 2010 12:30 PM

M/43/5'11"/185

95-115-125-135-145-155-165

Comment #93 - Posted by: nutfam at October 12, 2010 12:42 PM

85-95-105-115-125-135(f)..tried again and got it!!!!!!!!!!!!

1st time tryn this heavy ..elbows a lttle upset with me so i think i could go heavier...mayb 145.

Comment #94 - Posted by: jeno at October 12, 2010 12:42 PM

I don't think OHS depth matters in Oly competition. Just getting under the weight with arm locked right? Now Greg Everetts oly book does say squat depth is full depth... Still some freak strong people out there.

Comment #95 - Posted by: Roden at October 12, 2010 12:55 PM

M/31/5'10"/215

65-95(f)-75-65-65(f)-55-55

Comment #96 - Posted by: Sinal at October 12, 2010 12:56 PM

95, 115, 135, 155, 135, 135, 135

Comment #97 - Posted by: albino at October 12, 2010 1:05 PM

m/6'1"/37/205

Never performed this lift before, Had no bumper plates so afraid to dump, stopped at 200.

Comment #98 - Posted by: Scotty T (TX) at October 12, 2010 1:11 PM

65, 75, 85, 95, 105, 115, 125

Everything after 65 was a PR for me since I've only attempted this lift in one other WOD. I wish I owned bumpers because I think I could do more in the future.

Comment #99 - Posted by: Anthony T - 27M/5'11"/165 at October 12, 2010 1:18 PM

Does anybody know when they are announcing dates and locations for the next round of sectionals? Seems a little early, but I am just trying to plan. Thanks

Comment #100 - Posted by: Nick at October 12, 2010 1:37 PM

At #26 Kent:

I can only assume you are kidding about the "Why are they shooting at targets of small children?"

But in case you're not:

Those don't represent children - they're smaller and therefore a more challenging target!

Comment #101 - Posted by: james.patrick [M/48/66"/135] at October 12, 2010 1:37 PM

135-155(PR)-165(PR)-175(PR)-185(PR)-190FL-195FL
PR by 50 Pounds:D

Comment #102 - Posted by: J-F/20/160/5'9 at October 12, 2010 1:37 PM

15x 10
35
40
45
55
65
75
85 (PR)
95 (f)

Comment #103 - Posted by: brittk at October 12, 2010 1:41 PM

135
145
155
165
175
165
165

slight labral tear a few weeks back...didn't want to push it.

Comment #104 - Posted by: cnc at October 12, 2010 1:44 PM

115-125-135f-135f-135-135-140-145-145f

Comment #105 - Posted by: Mike Honcho M/32/5'10"/180 at October 12, 2010 1:46 PM

That took a little neurological programming to get going, overhead squats and light, light snatch balances to convince myself I could do these.
I started with 115, thinking this would be a modest day, but I managed to get the hang of it and work up to 185 pounds. The 185 was not the deepest catch of my career, and I could likely have done more, but I went back to work on burying a pair of 155's.

Comment #106 - Posted by: TRN III at October 12, 2010 1:50 PM

m/165

175
195
215
225
235f
235pr
245f

* all caught above parrallel, not sure if this makes these not even snatch balances, but all were carried down well below parallel.

Comment #107 - Posted by: jnel at October 12, 2010 2:16 PM

115
125
135
145
155
165
175(Fail)

I'm starting to feel like my snatch balance and OHS are improving. I year ago I couldn't do either with the bar.

Comment #108 - Posted by: Rose at October 12, 2010 2:27 PM

30/M/145/5'10

Snatch Balances and everything overhead needs a lot of work, It is frustrating because it takes a long time but once it clicks in I guess it will be better.

warm up with light weight working my way up to 95 LB

95 x 1 Good
95 x 1 Good
95 x 1 Good
100 x 1 Failed
105 x 1 Failed
105 x 1 Failed
95 x 1 Good.

Nice WOD.

SANTI

Comment #109 - Posted by: SANTI at October 12, 2010 2:33 PM

Jeff @ 2.0
235

Comment #110 - Posted by: Jeff & Charity @ CF Snohomish at October 12, 2010 2:36 PM

average as rx'd 155

Really concentrated on form vs weight. I will be reviewing more videos after todays performance in relation to technique...

Comment #111 - Posted by: Ted - Ocala, Fl (35/6'1"/190) at October 12, 2010 2:56 PM

worked up to 105. bottom postion goes to crap. needs work.

Comment #112 - Posted by: tom at October 12, 2010 3:13 PM

2 #99 - james.patrick

yes, I was indeed kidding :) tho I was curious as to why they were all so low?

Comment #113 - Posted by: kent at October 12, 2010 3:16 PM

CFWU X 3 (15 reps each) - dips due to an injured elbow.

135
135
155
155
175
185
185

Comment #114 - Posted by: Casey at October 12, 2010 3:17 PM

39M/5'10"/170#

W/U: snatch balance, 2x3 at 45-65#; 2x2 at 85-105#.

As Rx: 125-135-145-155-165-170(f)-170#.

Prior to this, 165# was my PR. Not sure I'm going to count today's 170#, as the squat was just above parallel. Did this one despite my left shoulder injury. Didn't seem to bother it too much, but I'll probably pay the price tomorrow.

Comment #115 - Posted by: rjf (Since 07-20-07. WOD no. 886) at October 12, 2010 3:21 PM

65
85
95
95
115
115
115
I am not comfortable with this movement yet, So I kept it light. My OHS is not the greatest, I just need more practice, then this movement should be easier to perform.

Comment #116 - Posted by: magnus 24/5'8"/155 at October 12, 2010 3:22 PM

Nice work on the Tabata's, Brian!

Question for all - What are your thoughts on the "lowest rep round" scoring vs. "Total reps" journal?

It seems like the realms of capability won't be pushed, until we push each round.

Thoughts?

Comment #117 - Posted by: unclecrazyhorse at October 12, 2010 3:34 PM

4 x 3 min. each of jump rope, speed bag, shadow box in ring. total 12 rounds

then
135, 155, 165, 175, 185, 225, 245

Comment #118 - Posted by: B Miller/m/5'9"/242 at October 12, 2010 4:04 PM

M/67/176/35

broomstick (fail), 45, 95, 115, 125, 135, 145, 155 (serious- fail...dumped rubber coated weights in my GLO-BO gym) 135

Comment #119 - Posted by: Dave F. at October 12, 2010 4:05 PM

32yo M 175lb 5’10”
CFWU x 3, lunge to handstand against wall practice / HSPU 2,1,1, 5 pull ups, 5 ring dips per round
Snatch balance 45lbs x 5-5 65lbs x 5 85lbs x 3 95lbs x 2

Snatch balance
100lbs x F-1
105lbs x 1-F-F
95lbs x 1-1-1-1-1
3 minutes rest per set
Foam roll after
Compared to 100412: 115lbs

Comment #120 - Posted by: Sesoku at October 12, 2010 4:11 PM

115
125
135
145
155 previous pr
160 (f)
160
165 new pr!

"In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival. "-- Noam Chomsky

Comment #121 - Posted by: Espinosa m/25/5'11"/165 at October 12, 2010 4:13 PM

Did Friday's Front Squat WOD instead...

245x1
255x1
270x1
280x1
290x1
300x0
305x1 (PR)

Came in shooting for 315, but after missing at 300 just kicked it up a little bit.

Comment #122 - Posted by: Shane Jensen (M/23/5'11"/186) at October 12, 2010 4:46 PM

1-7 of 115# Snatch...
then
1-7 145# Front Squat
then
50 35# Dumbell Shoulder Press

Comment #123 - Posted by: dyagg at October 12, 2010 5:05 PM

45
50
55
60
65
70
75

Shoulders are tender.

Comment #124 - Posted by: thinlizzie at October 12, 2010 5:19 PM

Snatch balance:

85
95
105
115
125
135(F)
135(PR)

Comment #125 - Posted by: Kevin C. (M/51/5'11"/170) at October 12, 2010 5:20 PM

100
105
110
115
120
120
125 (pr)
130 (f)

Comment #126 - Posted by: Ronnieboy at October 12, 2010 6:12 PM

85-95-105-111-121-131-141

Comment #127 - Posted by: Jason Crocker at October 12, 2010 6:16 PM

age 20 bw 170

started with the bar and worked my way up to 135#

Comment #128 - Posted by: Chris S at October 12, 2010 6:16 PM

135f/135/145f/145/145/150f/150

Comment #129 - Posted by: Jim D. 50/m/165/5'11" at October 12, 2010 6:54 PM

35/M/6'00/189

1x135
1x135
0x145f
0x145f
1x135
0x145f
0x135f
1x135

Did an extra lift at 135 to finish on a positive note. A nice reminder how monstrous the elite CrossFitters are - especially the women who weigh 2/3 my bodyweight that outlifted me by significant loads! Awesome work!

Comment #130 - Posted by: Dan D. at October 12, 2010 6:59 PM

135
165
175
175
185 f
185 f
185 f

darn 185

Comment #131 - Posted by: lk at October 12, 2010 7:04 PM

m/42/200/5'11"
Never did this before

Snatch Balance x1
25 45 56 67 78 89 100
not going higher without bumpers

Power clean x1
89 100 111 122 133 138 (ugly)

Comment #132 - Posted by: slowweak at October 12, 2010 7:17 PM

M/28/70/158

65-75-85-95-115f-115pr-125pr-135f-135pr-140f-140f-140pr
Didn't count fails as rounds, legs got a little wide on 135+.

First time doing these so I started light, too light actually. I thought about heather on her 155# and I wanted 140#. Kept at it and go it, although I didn't remove any clothing. Perhaps that is the secret to more weight?

Comment #133 - Posted by: WJC at October 12, 2010 7:28 PM

45x3,55,65,75,85,95,105,115f,115

Comment #134 - Posted by: runnermom at October 12, 2010 7:28 PM

Um... I accidentally posted under "runnermom"

Comment #135 - Posted by: mcdontron at October 12, 2010 7:31 PM

First time with this. First few were a little dicey to say the least, especially without bumpers.

95
95
95
95
105
105
115
115 (1 extra b/c they started feeling good)

Need to work on foot positioning as well as figure out how to get the bumper plates unlocked at globo :)

Comment #136 - Posted by: Garth M/28/6'2"/185lbs at October 12, 2010 7:39 PM

115-125-135-145-155-165-175(f)

first time doing these, tried the 175 three times before i just decided to wait till next time. i'm pretty stoked because my max snatch is 140

Comment #137 - Posted by: Raph at October 12, 2010 7:40 PM

M/44/180#

155# PR

Sore hamstring so I stopped. Felt like I could go much more. Getting beter.

Comment #138 - Posted by: Alan at October 12, 2010 7:50 PM

Wod
in kgs
42/47/47/51/x52/56

Comment #139 - Posted by: Javier at October 12, 2010 7:52 PM

95-95-95-95-95-95-95
1st time on the Snatch Balance

Comment #140 - Posted by: JoeP at October 12, 2010 7:53 PM

145 easy, 165 failed twice. First time doing these with more than 95 on the bar.

Comment #141 - Posted by: RKH M/34/198/6' at October 12, 2010 7:55 PM

135x10: took it easy

Comment #142 - Posted by: cja at October 12, 2010 7:57 PM

27/m/5'11"/175
95-95-115-135-155-175-185(fff1)(PR)
Felt pretty good. Need more speed

Comment #143 - Posted by: justaman - liberty, sc at October 12, 2010 8:00 PM

160, 170, 180, 185(f), 185, 185(f), 185

Compare to:
100412 - 135, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 195(f)

Comment #144 - Posted by: B. Rhaly at October 12, 2010 8:19 PM

m/36/215/5'11

95-135-155-155-155(f)-155-135

Comment #145 - Posted by: Keith M at October 12, 2010 8:50 PM

95
115
135 (F)
125 (F)
125 (F)
120
125 (F)
125

Comment #146 - Posted by: do1 m/31/5'11"/160 at October 12, 2010 9:26 PM

@Sam, #35:

I'm here too, brother. Only way I can manage is doing a 'right-click' "Save As..." on the .wmv version of the videos. Takes a long time, but eventually they come down for me. Just clicking on them to view them streaming won't work, and the .mov files are a complete failure for us out here.

Watch your six.

Hound

Comment #147 - Posted by: Hound at October 13, 2010 12:11 AM

m/42/5'6"/145

65x7

Comment #148 - Posted by: duane at October 13, 2010 3:13 AM

Never snatched before so took it easy to work on form:

45 / 65 / 85 / 85 / 95 / 105 / 105

Comment #149 - Posted by: Seigs at October 13, 2010 4:37 AM

Never snatched before, did a lot of overhead squat drilling.

Comment #150 - Posted by: Peter Hultgren at October 13, 2010 5:05 AM

Lipson is a straight up beast. King of the overhead.

Comment #151 - Posted by: Brian / 29 / 6'2 / 197 at October 13, 2010 5:23 AM

First time doing this work out.
95
115
135
145
165
175
185
Failed at 195 (tried one extra)

Comment #152 - Posted by: Grande at October 13, 2010 6:14 AM

105
115
125
135
145
155
160 ugly (pr)

Comment #153 - Posted by: ferb44 at October 13, 2010 8:06 AM

135-145f-125-125-120-120-120

Comment #154 - Posted by: DavisBenDavis at October 13, 2010 8:23 AM

Did this last night, just couldn't catch 155 at the bottom - will try again tonight before the wod.

135
145
155 f
155 f
155 f
155 f
145 f

got lots of clean practice re-racking 155#'s

This is a great movement that I haven't tried before.

Thanks

Comment #155 - Posted by: mikeyb m/49/176 at October 13, 2010 10:29 AM

Need a lot of OHS and Snatch practice...
45/65/95/115
Work much lower squat.

Comment #156 - Posted by: Phoenix at October 13, 2010 12:34 PM

practiced the SnatchBalance with bar and 95#
need a lot of work on shoulder flexibility.
Squat depth and catching at the bottom was not an issue.

Comment #157 - Posted by: Sparky_M/35/5'5/215 at October 13, 2010 1:28 PM

M/31/157

Metal plates. Worked 135-155. Failed at 165.

Comment #158 - Posted by: Dan Silver at October 13, 2010 2:04 PM

CHris: 145
Ryan: 145
Harold: 215
Jen: 65
Gunnar: 65
Paul: 135

Comment #159 - Posted by: jenniferg at October 13, 2010 2:07 PM

26m/190
130
150
160
170
180
190(f)
190

Comment #160 - Posted by: Matt Lucas (The Foodee Project) at October 13, 2010 2:46 PM

38/m/6/185
Warmup
115,135,145,150,150,155(PR),155(repeat of PR)
PR is 20 pounds over snatch PR

28/f/501/140
65,65,65,65,65,65,65

Comment #161 - Posted by: Jeremy A. Olive at October 13, 2010 5:05 PM

70-65-75-80-85-65-85

Comment #162 - Posted by: myles456 at October 13, 2010 5:34 PM

First time with these.
65, 85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 125

I really need to work on my form, and the flexibility in my shoulders.

Comment #163 - Posted by: Hughes/M/33/230/68" at October 13, 2010 5:42 PM

M/26/6'1"/197#

First time with this exercise...

55-55-75-75-75-95-95

Liked this exercise and I feel that with some practice, I could go higher...

Comment #164 - Posted by: Andrew at October 13, 2010 7:19 PM

150
155
160
165
170
175 bar came down on head
170
170

Starting to get the hang of snatches

Comment #165 - Posted by: Rosie in Atl at October 13, 2010 8:10 PM

175
185
195
205(F)
205
215(F)
215(PR)

Thought about going for 225 but decided to be happy with a PR and stay within the 7 reps as Rx'd.

NEVER QUIT!

Comment #166 - Posted by: Dan Blackmon (M/37/5'10"/175lb) at October 14, 2010 3:44 AM

m/40/160
155
175
185
200
205
210
215

Comment #167 - Posted by: Seth H. at October 14, 2010 4:23 AM

95,105,115,125,115,115,115

785 total
previous 725

Comment #168 - Posted by: Ticotexas M/41/69/160 at October 14, 2010 4:39 AM

45 x 5
65 x 5
95 x 3
115 x 2
135 x 1
145 F

no bumper plates and at work so didn't want to dump it. Bout broke my neck trying to catch it. Did this after wall ball/pullup/dips workout.

Comment #169 - Posted by: Bells 37/192 at October 14, 2010 6:03 AM

snatch balance x 1
95lb
105lb
115lb
125lb
135lb
145lb
155lb

155lb 10/13/2010
145lb 04/12/2010

Comment #170 - Posted by: johnathon in seattle 29/5'8/162 at October 14, 2010 9:59 AM

as rx'd

max 60kg

Comment #171 - Posted by: AGL at October 14, 2010 12:21 PM

250
260
275
300
315F
315F
315

Comment #172 - Posted by: D. Swan at October 14, 2010 12:21 PM

CFWU x 3

Did 2 x with #65

7 x #95; little flexibility in hips for this. Not digging this exercise.

Comment #173 - Posted by: F15E_WSO/48/6'/180 at October 14, 2010 12:38 PM

never tried snatch balance before and focus was on form. This was fun! I look forward to practicing this more and moving up.

each round 3 reps
45-67-67-77-87-92-97

Comment #174 - Posted by: Brian R 48/6'2/185 at October 14, 2010 2:16 PM

Topped out at 135, caught the bar a little high.

Comment #175 - Posted by: Smithy/m/50/5'10"/168 at October 14, 2010 3:10 PM

as rx'd

95, 95, 115, 115, 115, 115, 115

Comment #176 - Posted by: Jamie M/30/175/5'11" at October 14, 2010 4:43 PM

185
185
185
205
205
205
205

Comment #177 - Posted by: amped 36/M/195/6' at October 14, 2010 6:09 PM

95,105,115-f,115,125,135,145,155.
Followed up with; snatch-115,125-PR,135-F.
I felt like I wasn't committed to diving beneath the weight and catching it. I don't have bumpers at the globo and I feel like Its a mental block keeping me from making the lift. I power snatched 125 but ended up only cleaning the weight at 135.

Comment #178 - Posted by: blaine vigilante m/33/190/5'9" at October 14, 2010 7:13 PM

45x7. First time doing the snatch balance. Need to work on getting deeper into the squat as I drop beneath the weight.

Comment #179 - Posted by: bethany vigilante f/33/125/5'4" at October 14, 2010 7:16 PM

135-145-155-165-175f-170-175

Comment #180 - Posted by: Cphil24m/162#/69" at October 14, 2010 7:16 PM

3x5 20lb DB OHS

Comment #181 - Posted by: rawhide at October 14, 2010 10:01 PM

45 kg
50
55 (f)
50
50
50
55

Form got better as I went through this. My fail was spectacular. I fell flat on my back with the weight on top of me. Luckily no harm done.

Comment #182 - Posted by: Mik at October 14, 2010 10:16 PM

42/m7176cm/74kg

55-55-55-55-55-60-60 kg

(last time 30-40-45-50-55-57.5-60f)

60kg not pretty (barely deep enough)

Comment #183 - Posted by: Memuc at October 15, 2010 2:09 AM

215#

Comment #184 - Posted by: JDisch at October 15, 2010 11:40 AM

135,145,155,165,175,175 frist time single rep on snatch balance

Comment #185 - Posted by: Jonathan Pope at October 15, 2010 1:07 PM

M/50/153/1-1-06

Never done these with more than 45# bar.

65-75-85(F)-85-65-65-65

Form was poor on 85 make so dropped back down. Interesting lift; fail was really noisy in the cage.

Comment #186 - Posted by: bingo at October 15, 2010 3:21 PM

male, 38 y/o, 154#, 68"

65, 95, 95, 115, 115, 125, 135

Comment #187 - Posted by: Karl at October 15, 2010 4:25 PM

65,75,90,105,105,105. .6 mi run wu 4:54. abmat x 10 after.

Comment #188 - Posted by: kevin o at October 15, 2010 4:56 PM

CFWUx3
BWU

75-85-95-105-115(PR)-125(F)-105

Ernest 40/M/61"/164

Comment #189 - Posted by: twiki2 at October 15, 2010 7:25 PM

i know this is a late post but...


seriously, wtf, everyone? i just searched all the comments and no one replied to the two people serving in Iraq? and a third person asking for help on the movement.


please excuse me if i missed the replies. this is REALLY frustrating though. i could give a **** about everyone's stats...i believe this resource is best used for dialogue and HELPING PEOPLE.


shame on all of you who ignored the people asking for help/instruction and went ahead and posted your own bs.


# 35 Sam

sorry so late, hopefully you found the help you were looking for before this post. i am no expert but...


snatch balance - bar starts resting on top of shoulders (like back squat). feet/stance is "jumping position" or positioned as if you were beginning a deadlift.

this is a quick movement in which you "jump down" into an overhead squat position - as your body comes down, arms extend into an overhead lockout. feet are "jumped out" into a wider, overhead squat position. finish the lift (come up out of the overhead squat) and bring your feet back to the starting position.


like i said, i'm no expert so i'm sorry for the less than good description.


i mostly just wanted to show you someone saw your post.

Comment #190 - Posted by: jeff r. at October 16, 2010 5:12 AM

95
95
105
105
115
115
125

Comment #191 - Posted by: tdhalls at October 16, 2010 5:23 AM

95(WU)-115-125-135-145-155(F)-155-165

Comment #192 - Posted by: marty c m/47/6'/240 at October 16, 2010 6:55 AM

D-

95
115
125
135
145
155

plus several fails sprinkled throughout

Comment #193 - Posted by: hub 29/m/6'/165 at October 16, 2010 8:52 AM

25/m/170lbs/70"

135/155/175f/175/185f/185/185f

Comment #194 - Posted by: Eric-Clint, Texas at October 16, 2010 9:14 AM

rx'd

105
115
125
125
135
135
145

Comment #195 - Posted by: DJ m/24/175/5'9" at October 16, 2010 12:34 PM

rx'd

105
115
125
125
135
135
145

Comment #196 - Posted by: DJ m/24/175/5'9" at October 16, 2010 12:34 PM

Nice shooting, Dave.

Comment #197 - Posted by: Ben at October 16, 2010 2:03 PM

M 36/5'10"/170

135-135-145-155f-155-165-175f

last one was all mental

Comment #198 - Posted by: Rholl at October 17, 2010 5:38 AM

48/M/183
115,125,125,135,145,145,145

Remember
Stay centered
Get under it
And slow descent

Comment #199 - Posted by: Zim at October 17, 2010 5:26 PM

did at home with all the weight I have. #115. Decided to try some full snatches.. worked up to pr of #115. Did #115 several times. Huge jump! Big gains on the snatch today.

Comment #200 - Posted by: GU997 M/41/185/5'10" at October 17, 2010 5:37 PM

175

Comment #201 - Posted by: KB 24/5'10/190 at October 18, 2010 1:46 PM

70-90-100-120-140-160-180(f)

Comment #202 - Posted by: Kevin - M/190/6'/38 at October 18, 2010 2:29 PM

Snatch balance 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 SUB Power Snatch & Overhead squat

65/65
85/65
95/65
100/45
105/45
110/45
115/45

Compare to 100412

65/65
75/75
80/80
85/85
95/95
100/100
105/105

Comment #203 - Posted by: Louis Herrera 51 70" 178 at October 19, 2010 8:33 AM

CFWU, mWOD #52 (snatch prep)
Snatch complex at 65
Snatch balance: 65x3, 95x2, 115x2

135
155
165
175 (fail)
175 (PR)
185 (fail)
185 (PR)
195 (PR)

Happy that my snatch balance is finally higher than my actual snatch. 185 felt pretty good, so I took a shot on 195. I think it is really easy to psyche yourself out on these dynamic lifts - today was one of the first times that I felt like I could brush off the misses.

Comment #204 - Posted by: Mel/37m/5'10"/175 at October 19, 2010 1:14 PM

sub push press - no bumpers

135, 155, 175, 185, 195, 205, 215, 185x3

Comment #205 - Posted by: MikeyPaul/m/28/170/5'8" at October 19, 2010 5:44 PM

WU
Snatch Balance
1 rep @
110/115/120/120/130/135/140
Need to work on form; arms fully extended before bottom; need to work on ROM
M/49/197#/72"

Comment #206 - Posted by: RB at October 19, 2010 7:20 PM

36yom / 190lbs

Snatch Balance 1-1-1-1-1-1-1

45
65
65
75
85
95
105

Much better than last time. More controlled, better form, more strength. Would like to break 135 next time.

Comment #207 - Posted by: Bphantom at October 20, 2010 9:05 AM

M/22/70"/192#

as Rx'd
45
55
65
75
85
95 (fail)
95

Comment #208 - Posted by: Bill Gibson at October 21, 2010 6:27 PM

did overhead squats, sets of (7x10)

45, 55, 65, 75, 85, 90, 95

Comment #209 - Posted by: Manchild at October 23, 2010 2:52 PM

155
175
195
205
225
235
245

Comment #210 - Posted by: dsm19 M/31/6'0/210 at October 24, 2010 1:50 PM

Never did these before, did 5 sets instead.

95 x 10
95 x 10
115 x 10
115 x 10
135 x 8

Comment #211 - Posted by: JerryM (m/39/6'2"/240) at October 24, 2010 3:30 PM

45-55-65-75-75-75-75

Comment #212 - Posted by: dandanimal at October 24, 2010 8:30 PM

SB: 55,65,75,85,95,100,105,110
Cleaning weight.

Comment #213 - Posted by: Harpo m/43/5'7"/145 at October 24, 2010 8:45 PM

95
105
115
120
125F
115
105

Comment #214 - Posted by: Fkarcha at October 25, 2010 2:12 PM

185

Comment #215 - Posted by: hillmanb at October 25, 2010 2:49 PM

Missed!!!

Comment #216 - Posted by: Miyagi 30/m/164.2# at October 25, 2010 5:46 PM

135
135
155
175
175
185
195 (f)

Comment #217 - Posted by: MoGreene at October 27, 2010 6:42 AM

36kg
40kg
40kg
44kg
48kg
44kg
48kg

2nd WOD today. wanted to be very warm before trying this. tried to match each snatch balance with a squat snatch. managed 44kg.

Comment #218 - Posted by: zenoperegrinus at October 27, 2010 10:08 AM

CFWUx3
20kg-35kg
40-45-50-55-55-55-55kg

Matt:
15-20kg
25-30-35-35-35-35-35kg

Comment #219 - Posted by: Doug at October 27, 2010 3:03 PM

95-115-125-135-145(f)-145(f)

+3 min-2 min-1 min
Rower and jump rope

Comment #220 - Posted by: MNinKC at November 14, 2010 6:47 AM

135-135-145-145-135-135-135
Worked on form. These are very awkward for me.

Comment #221 - Posted by: Chaps at March 14, 2011 3:16 PM

kg 40-45-50-55-60-65-70(155lbs)

Comment #222 - Posted by: Michał at March 23, 2011 9:14 AM

100
105
110
115
115
115
115

Comment #223 - Posted by: dcyn at November 15, 2012 10:47 PM
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