April 6, 2011

Wednesday 110406

CrossFit Games Open 11.3

Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 5 minutes of:
165 pound Squat clean
165 pound Jerk

Heather Bergeron 29 rounds (58 reps), Pat Sherwood 22 rounds + 1 clean (45 reps).
Post rounds and reps completed to comments and/or register and submit your results as part of the CrossFit Games Open.


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For a rep to count for the CrossFit Games Open, the barbell must end in the stable position over the heels. The left image is close but not quite complete. The bar is forward of the toes and is not stable. The right image meets all standards.

Update on the Open: Week 2.

"The Importance of Play" with Matt Chan and Cherie Chan, CrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]

WOD Demo with Pat Sherwood and Heather Bergeron - video [wmv] [mov]

"Man Vs Nature" by Richard Fernandez, Pajamas Media.

Posted by lauren at April 6, 2011 5:00 PM

Wow. Trollinger is gonna kill this one. Oorah S6

Comment #1 - Posted by: Udo at April 5, 2011 5:05 PM

Love the Swissy in the background of the wod demo :)

Comment #2 - Posted by: kathleen at April 5, 2011 5:07 PM


Comment #3 - Posted by: James Colley at April 5, 2011 5:08 PM

ok we are getting a little better but how bout some something HEAVY

Comment #4 - Posted by: steven@CrossFitAffliction at April 5, 2011 5:08 PM

Reebok really wants us to buy those reezigs

Comment #5 - Posted by: tony at April 5, 2011 5:11 PM

I bet jean claude gets 200! Seriously tho, can we get some weight?

Comment #6 - Posted by: lee at April 5, 2011 5:14 PM

I don't mean to sound naive (or dumb), but doesn't the video show squat clean to push jerk, not technically clean and jerk?

I don't want to sound nitpicky, but I am just curious as to why that is, or if I am wrong altogether.

Comment #7 - Posted by: chris at April 5, 2011 5:19 PM

Fairly easy to judge and hard to cheat on this one. A little bit more strength required than the first two. I like this one for consistency's sake at least. I may change my mind when I do it tomorrow.

Comment #8 - Posted by: Eric at April 5, 2011 5:24 PM

Favourite part of the video was catching a peek of Tony's Pumps. Beautiful basketball orcas.

Comment #9 - Posted by: Prolix at April 5, 2011 5:25 PM

Beast mode Nadia!

Comment #10 - Posted by: James M. at April 5, 2011 5:26 PM

Why is my last comment being moderated? I said I liked this workout better than the previous two because it's easier to judge, harder to cheat, and heavier.

Comment #11 - Posted by: Eric at April 5, 2011 5:29 PM

2011 CrossFit Games Power Rankings have been updated with results from week two:


Comment #12 - Posted by: Andy at April 5, 2011 5:34 PM

please stick to the standards.... lock out means lock OUT.
Please post videos of anyone that claims 150 and up ...

Comment #13 - Posted by: Toby at April 5, 2011 5:39 PM

Apparently this is gonna be the CrossFit Games (AMRAP)Open.haha. That's cool with me let's get it!!

Comment #14 - Posted by: Brian at April 5, 2011 5:39 PM

um, was that really a full clean on the last one by the guy. and it didn't look like he was locking his arms on the top of the jerk. i would give him the reps and think he did a hell of a job. but you guys set the rules. not legit fellas

Comment #15 - Posted by: johhny at April 5, 2011 5:40 PM

Nice zigs. Nice push presses, too. I see jerks listed in the wod. Standards?

Comment #16 - Posted by: JenJ at April 5, 2011 5:50 PM

wow, this will sort the contenders from the pretenders

Comment #17 - Posted by: nick in sydney at April 5, 2011 5:51 PM

@6- I still think they suck.

Heather B. was awesome in this one!

Comment #18 - Posted by: eve at April 5, 2011 5:52 PM

Glad this standard has been posted. The same body position should apply for kettlebell swings. I don't think I have ever seen a legitimate swing rep in a posted WOD video. Everyone chicken necks to get their ears in front of their arms and they let the bell hang down. Just ugly.

Besides enforcing the standard, a good alternative would be to sometimes replace them with kettlebell snatches. Snatches work much better when going all the way overhead because the bell wants to swing over anyway and there is a definite judgeable endpoint. And you can go just as heavy on a 1-arm snatch as CF-ers go on 2 arm swings.

Comment #19 - Posted by: Matt S at April 5, 2011 5:53 PM

Pat, you crack me up at the end. Love your honesty!

Comment #20 - Posted by: Mary at April 5, 2011 5:54 PM

I can't imagine that those shoes are optimal for these movements......Pat, what happened to the Chucks?

Comment #21 - Posted by: Maxwell at April 5, 2011 5:58 PM


Comment #22 - Posted by: bernard v at April 5, 2011 6:12 PM

Zigs? What about those sweet kicks Tony is wearing? Any idea what those are?

Comment #23 - Posted by: Paul at April 5, 2011 6:17 PM

I love that there are still people complaining about things not being heavy enough.

as if 5 mins of squat clean and jerks at 75kg won't separate the strong from the less strong.

If these people truly buy into the crossfit methodology, I imagine there is just as much clamour for a max pull ups or a 10km run.

Comment #24 - Posted by: nick in sydney at April 5, 2011 6:18 PM

So for scoring, week to week, is it like the group scoring? Your rank in WK1 + rank in WK2 + rank in WK3? Or is it total reps overall?

Comment #25 - Posted by: Mitch at April 5, 2011 6:19 PM

Love the berner (dog) in the background

Comment #26 - Posted by: Bill at April 5, 2011 6:19 PM

F, 26 years, 135 pounds. Any suggestions for the weight?

Comment #27 - Posted by: Kristina at April 5, 2011 6:20 PM

So for scoring, week to week, is it like the group scoring? Your rank in WK1 + rank in WK2 + rank in WK3? Or is it total reps WK1 + total reps WK2 + total reps WK3?

Comment #28 - Posted by: Mitch at April 5, 2011 6:21 PM

@ #17
Hey when you weigh what the rxd weight is, your not pretending. If lifting heavy makes you a real crossfit athlete then olympic weightlifters should should be great crossfit athletes.

Comment #29 - Posted by: Lynn at April 5, 2011 6:26 PM

I heart Sherwood!

I couldn't submit my WOD last week. Now that I see what the next workout is I really hope they can work out my issue an let me continue with the comp. This one looks awesome.

Comment #30 - Posted by: Jordan D. at April 5, 2011 6:36 PM

The very first thing Keith W. said to me when I first started CrossFit was "You're gonna have to get new shoes". That day I traded my squishy nikes for Converse and flat Pumas..
We don't even let people lift in our gym in running shoes. We lend them a pair of shoes and tell them to get some converse at the least.

What gives? I know Reebok has got to have a pair of flats.. I'm all about promotion of a product as long as it's in line with what we've always been taught.

Comment #31 - Posted by: AllisonNYC at April 5, 2011 6:54 PM

Pat and Heather looked great. Nice work by both of you.

Comment #32 - Posted by: bobby c at April 5, 2011 7:15 PM

just did this wod and got 87 !!!

Comment #33 - Posted by: Brandon at April 5, 2011 7:16 PM

Just curious on everyone's thoughts for this...

Will you attack it fast? Pace yourself at 10 second intervals? With this weight should there really be a need for touch and go's?

Comment #34 - Posted by: Michael B. at April 5, 2011 7:17 PM

FYI guys, WOD1 and WOD2 leaderboard results are still archived on the search engine http://games.wodhopper.com

We will add WOD3 results as they come in. Submit scores early and work hard!

Michael Kloster

Comment #35 - Posted by: Michael Kloster at April 5, 2011 7:49 PM

Heather, you CRUSHED me on this.

Have fun with this one everybody!

Comment #36 - Posted by: Pat Sherwood at April 5, 2011 7:54 PM

haha sherwood "are you kidding me?" always funny, man.

Sorry about this event, skinny kids.


Comment #37 - Posted by: Curtis Warren at April 5, 2011 8:09 PM

seriously someone already posted a total score of 112 @ 148# weight. Come on, if you beleive that I've got some nice beach front property in Arizona I could sell you.

Comment #38 - Posted by: ridiculous at April 5, 2011 8:17 PM

I've got a question about this method of programming and Crossfit in general. Why do Crossfit programs/websites only post the WODS the morning before? Why dont they plan it out and post the whole week so that you could plan extra workouts to work on your goats around it? I do see that maybe it would lead people to shy away from workouts they dont like to do or plan around them, but for someone committed to crossfitting, having a week long plan could potentially be very benefitial when you could safely supplement Crossfit with some kind of strength, or whatever workout. Just something I was thinking about.

Comment #39 - Posted by: joe at April 5, 2011 8:17 PM

I've noticed this on several videos of the games and other video submissions from the top crossfit athletes. The WOD specifically calls for clean and jerk. It does not call for clean presses, clean push presses or clean thrusters.

Why do you specify clean and jerk and allow people to not jerk the weight, while at the same time requiring they do squat clean rather than power clean? Why not just have the event be 165lb ground to overhead?

Comment #40 - Posted by: Eamon at April 5, 2011 8:21 PM


Just start a week behind the main site. That way you have your workouts a week in advance....problem solved.

Comment #41 - Posted by: Graham at April 5, 2011 8:23 PM

@Joe (#38) That's actually why the gym I go to runs HQ, but a month behind. That way we can plan around what's coming up.

Comment #42 - Posted by: Bryan at April 5, 2011 8:26 PM

#38, Joe, you can do that, just start with last week's wods.

Comment #43 - Posted by: Greg at April 5, 2011 8:28 PM

People complaining about the clean/jerk, clean/push press, clean/thruster:

Go the the website games.crossfit.com and watch the standards video for 11.3. The first thing he talks about is not caring about a strict clean/jerk. They are giving wiggle room on purpose.

Buck up and do the WOD. The community is getting more whiners by the month.

Comment #44 - Posted by: blake at April 5, 2011 8:49 PM

Tony B rockin the old school pumps nice!

Comment #45 - Posted by: Jay at April 5, 2011 9:09 PM

From the games website for all you online judges out there:
"In this movement, the barbell goes from ground to overhead with the athlete passing through a full squat position while the barbell is racked on the shoulders. This can be a full-squat-clean-thruster, a power-clean-front-squat-split-jerk, or anything in between as long as the three key positions are reached. The barbell begins on the ground. Touch and go is permitted. No bouncing. The athlete must pass through a full squat with hips below knees. The barbell must come to full lockout overhead with the hips, knees and arms fully extended, and the bar directly over the heels."

Comment #46 - Posted by: NAMWIZ at April 5, 2011 9:38 PM

I've done a lot of powerlifting and kettlebell, but I don't feel real comfortable with olympic lifts. I just started on crossfit, and while I'm planning on getting my form down for the olympic lifts, I don't want to push myself excessively by doing them hard on this WOD. Any suggestions for a replacement exercise?

Comment #47 - Posted by: wdgreen at April 5, 2011 9:44 PM

@wdgreen: 1,000,000 burpees

Comment #48 - Posted by: Eddie at April 5, 2011 10:05 PM

Y.M.C.A. is not the best music for a WOD, just sayin'!

Comment #49 - Posted by: Maris at April 5, 2011 10:11 PM

Spend some time working the movement. If you've never done these motions before, you will get a pretty good workout even at lighter weights.

Comment #50 - Posted by: Tim at April 5, 2011 10:21 PM

PLEASE, for everyones sake, go into greater detail on how the scoring should be entered on the games site! Some people are VERY WRONG with their entries!! "Number of completed rounds" should be HALF the number of reps that you did. Ie, Pat did 45 reps on the demo video. That means he did 22 ROUNDS + 1 CLEAN!!! NOT 45 ROUNDS!!!

Comment #51 - Posted by: Damis at April 5, 2011 10:41 PM


I understand the games standards are like that. What I am asking is why they are calling the movement "clean and jerk" when it is not a clean and jerk.

Comment #52 - Posted by: Eamon at April 5, 2011 10:52 PM

@ 39

I had the same question. Follow the link to the Games site where the workout standards are published. It authorizes all of the things you are questioning. The three key positions include 1. weight begins on the floor, 2. full squat with hips below knees, and 3. full lockout of weight overhead. 3, 2, 1, GO!

Comment #53 - Posted by: Aaron D. Selph at April 5, 2011 10:54 PM

@39 Eamon

They just needed a name for the exercise, and most crossfiters knows what C&J is. It's like wod1 when they called it power snatches, but really allowed any "ground to overhead"...

If you look at the games site they very clearly tell you all the possibilities that are allowed in terms of jerking or pressing and whatnot.

So the didn't really call for a clean & jerk specifically (as in terms of the olympic lifting movement).

Remember that this isn't oly lifting, and the names of the exercises don't mean the exact same thing. For exampel in an oly meet you are not forced to do full squat cleans, but in crossfit you are.

In this case however, they are allowing any kind of "from rack position to overhead", and before you do that "jerk" you need to do "full squat clean".

The reason they aren't allowing just any old "ground to overhead" must be that they want people to squat down. Simple as that.

The reason they wanted everybody to

Comment #54 - Posted by: sven at April 5, 2011 10:56 PM

So not really a jerk like WOD 11.1 wasn't a snatch. Bizarre.

Comment #55 - Posted by: Bob at April 5, 2011 11:04 PM

Does anything get past the filter?

2 posts caught... sigh

Comment #56 - Posted by: sven at April 5, 2011 11:08 PM

I am trying to change the way I do this...instead of lifting the weight rx'd and doing it wrong I'm trying to use a weight that I can do the excercise correctly with...

I subbed 115 on this one because the squat part of the clean wasn't happening at a higher weight

19 sets for a score of 38

Ran a mile after

Comment #57 - Posted by: Cleveland at April 5, 2011 11:15 PM

I don't even get the sense HQ really knows how their scoring should work...I realize that the website has some very complicated tasks to perform with massive amounts of information in "real time", and that HQ staff and all others involved must be pretty damn stressed out trying to fix it. That doesn't change the fact that the constant website issues, questionability of integrity when it comes to score submission/verification, and the random changes in rank after the submission deadline, is starting to make the open seem like a giant fluster cuck.

Comment #58 - Posted by: John at April 6, 2011 12:00 AM

I find the team scoring frustrating. This WOD will not be given the weight the first 2 were because they are shorter and fewer reps will be performed. However, 1 double under is not equal to 1 clean & jerk at these weights. How is that fair and equitable? If you suck at this WOD, it won't really matter as much as far as HQ is concerned.

Comment #59 - Posted by: Sally F/40/5'9"/160 at April 6, 2011 12:33 AM

what is the female RX weight for this WOD?

Comment #60 - Posted by: leslie at April 6, 2011 2:48 AM

15 rounds (30 reps) at 115lbs

Comment #61 - Posted by: gb 43/m/71"/185# at April 6, 2011 3:00 AM


21 sets = 42 reps

Comment #62 - Posted by: cosmo at April 6, 2011 3:11 AM

@JenJ - there's a 10+ minute video covering standards.

Comment #63 - Posted by: john heins / crossfit fort meade at April 6, 2011 3:36 AM

This is my body weight and I'm 5'2". I'm hoping to get 1 today. I know the women at 135-155 in my box are happy about this one...

Maybe on this type of movement, HQ could consider some weight class options in the future.

Comment #64 - Posted by: Michelle at April 6, 2011 3:52 AM

yea nadia! best demo girl ever.

Comment #65 - Posted by: ken c at April 6, 2011 4:31 AM

Does anyone have informtion regarding the process of getting a CF Level I cert seminar conducted on a military base in Iraq. I know one was conducted last year in Afghanistan. CF HQ gave me the details for sending out trainers but did not address the unique situation of combat zone and military base. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Comment #66 - Posted by: Jared K m/33/70"/210 at April 6, 2011 4:49 AM

scaled down to 37.5kg (82.5lbs).
24 rounds in 5 mins

Comment #67 - Posted by: The Ostridge at April 6, 2011 4:49 AM

How many pound did Heather and Pat left?

Comment #68 - Posted by: Ahmed at April 6, 2011 4:59 AM

Please don't laugh but can one post .5 a round? I can do the rx weight for the clean/squat but not the overhead. I would like to continue to help my team with the workouts, even if I don't enter the Game finals. It is my understanding that if you don't send in a score or scale, you can't add points for your team on future WODS. (PS I'm 61).

Comment #69 - Posted by: Wayne Hinton at April 6, 2011 5:06 AM

Love that they were working out to 'YMCA'

Comment #70 - Posted by: JakeA at April 6, 2011 5:15 AM


8 rounds + 1 squat clean (17 reps)

Pre-WOD Warmup: Run 1/2 mile; Samson stretch; PVC OHS; 10 strict pullups; 10 bar dips; shoulder stretches; C&J - 75x3, 95x1, 135x2, 165x1;

Comment #71 - Posted by: Justino at April 6, 2011 5:17 AM

@ eamon, #39

I think the reason for making the squat-clean mandatory is that it levels the playing field. If someone is stronger and can powerclean 165, then they have an advantage over someone who must squat clean the weight to get it up. Squat cleans are just harder on your metabolic system; no matter how strong you are, you've still gotta have good lungs. This is where doing a full squat-clean in your training, when mainsite only specifies "clean," pays off.

Comment #72 - Posted by: Espinosa m/26/5'11"/165 at April 6, 2011 5:33 AM

#57 - Oh I know there's a video of standards, but if they say 'jerk', there should be a second dip or it's a no rep. If the intent is to get the bar overhead anyway possible from the bottom of a squat, that's how it should be - "165# overhead". I just don't like to stray from how it's written, and I know in KB Sport when they say jerk, they mean second dip and bell locked out overhead - no push outs.

Comment #73 - Posted by: JenJ at April 6, 2011 5:34 AM

To watch Pat in sigz is sick. C'mon Pat, I still can remember your criticism to those kind of shoes on level 1 cert. But you still a fun guy to watch.

Comment #74 - Posted by: Oscar at April 6, 2011 5:38 AM

Did about 8-10 135# snatches
First time jerking more than 150.
As rx'd , 165#, 6 rounds 12 reps-need to increase squatting power

Comment #75 - Posted by: Chris B. 18/150/5'8" at April 6, 2011 5:39 AM

Anyone else having trouble with Games site acknowledging affiliate so that you can submit score? My score blows (7.5 rounds), so I would think my competitors would like to see it posted.

Comment #76 - Posted by: Cliff at April 6, 2011 5:45 AM

20 rounds/40 reps


Comment #77 - Posted by: jkel at April 6, 2011 5:54 AM

Espinosa #71
"if someone is stronger and can powerclean 165, then they have an advantage over someone who must squat clean the weight to get it up"

Well yeah, being stronger gives someone an advantage. Is there a need to level the playing field for people who have the "advantage" of being faster?

Comment #78 - Posted by: Eric at April 6, 2011 6:02 AM


11 rounds / 22 reps

Comment #79 - Posted by: lelliott at April 6, 2011 6:05 AM

Post a video if you want the CF community to believe your score, or else everyone will be calling you out just like they did to people in 11.2 :) Let's keep each other honest!

Comment #80 - Posted by: Cincy at April 6, 2011 6:13 AM

AMRAP 5 min:
1 full squat clean 65#
1 jerk 65#
I did 1 round every 20 seconds, for a total of 15 rounds.

Then, cffootball dwod from yesterday-
3 rounds of 300 yard shuttles (change direction every 50 yards)
*Rest 5 minutes between shuttles

And finally I did 39 burpees for day 39 of my 100 day burpee challenge.

Comment #81 - Posted by: Sarah (22/123/5'4") at April 6, 2011 6:38 AM

#72 JenJ. If you know there is a video of standards then go by those standards not the standards of KB sport.

Everyone needs to quit complaining so much. These games have brought in an influx of people who seem to think crossfit needs to change to fit their own personal worldview. For the most part, if you plan on continuing using crossfit programming you are going to need to adapt to the way crossfit names/describes/does exercises not vice versa.

Comment #82 - Posted by: adamk at April 6, 2011 6:43 AM


16 rounds (32 reps)

Comment #83 - Posted by: D Craig at April 6, 2011 6:54 AM

Does there need to be a pause at the top of the jerk? Heather's look to be fully locked out, but she gets the weight up there and quickly drops it back down.

Conversely, Pat locks each rep out and holds it to show that he's really in control of the bar with it over his heels...

Just curious so that I can do it the right way

Comment #84 - Posted by: Drew at April 6, 2011 7:00 AM


Comment #85 - Posted by: danlau at April 6, 2011 7:06 AM

9 full rounds= 18 reps, but at 135lbs. Could not get up 165.

HQ- thank you for the challenge.

Comment #86 - Posted by: NAMWIZ at April 6, 2011 7:09 AM

Watching the week 2 wrap up the panel talked about how some of the high scores are being questioned. But doesnt HQ look at the videos to validate before posting official ranks among the other athletes? Gave me some doubt that the videos are not being reviewed, otherwise why would there be a question? Thx.

Comment #87 - Posted by: Jim at April 6, 2011 7:21 AM

#81, well done, sir!

And to echo what #43 already said: Let's all RTFM about the standards, actually do the wod and then come back with some insight. It's only 5 min of work.

Comment #88 - Posted by: mike d at April 6, 2011 7:37 AM

Week 2 panel seemed doubtful of some of the scores. Are the videos being reviewed prior to being officially posted? If so, why would the panel doubt the scores?

Comment #89 - Posted by: Jim at April 6, 2011 7:52 AM

19 rounds @ 115#

I know, its a little light. I'm still working on my jerk technique. Did 5 min of rowing on the C2 as well.

Comment #90 - Posted by: Garrett at April 6, 2011 8:02 AM

As RX'd

10 Rnds (20 Reps)

10lbs below bodyweight!! CRIKEY!

Comment #91 - Posted by: Mick 41/5'8"/175 at April 6, 2011 8:03 AM

A. Couldn't log last weeks workout becuase of the site.
B. Cant join my team because my team doesn't even show up and we've paid.
C. Now I can't even log in...
Glad I paid HQ $30 to join and I can't even participate.

Comment #92 - Posted by: Britt at April 6, 2011 8:07 AM


Many of the submissions are done at a registered affiliate and are not video taped. I'm sure the ones they are questioning are validated in that manner. You can find the video of Dan Baily who was one of the top week 2 finishers on sicfit.com

Comment #93 - Posted by: Dustin C at April 6, 2011 8:08 AM


Comment #94 - Posted by: robert at April 6, 2011 8:12 AM


15 rounds at 115lb

Comment #95 - Posted by: Eric E at April 6, 2011 8:16 AM

3 rounds = 6 reps


Comment #96 - Posted by: Prakash Surya at April 6, 2011 8:32 AM

SURPRISE! 1st rnd showed that I couldn't do it.

15/30 @ 135#

Comment #97 - Posted by: coyo at April 6, 2011 8:36 AM

For those asking for a HEAVY WOD try being 145 lbs wet. 165 clean and jerks is not far off my 1RM.

Didn't do for time but worked up to 165 then backed off to 155 and did about 10 in what imagine was 5 or so minutes.

Comment #98 - Posted by: T at April 6, 2011 8:46 AM

15 rounds as rx'd

Comment #99 - Posted by: SB at April 6, 2011 8:50 AM

7 rds....I think, Rx'd. My technique is horrible, but getting better.

Just checking again on the Iraq Level I seminar...anyone have info on how to coordinate it?

Comment #100 - Posted by: Jared K m/33/70"/210 at April 6, 2011 8:50 AM


Finally got an open wod as Rx'd

The first one I got the order wrong.
The second one I forgot to put the 2.5 lb plates on the ends so I did 95# and I thought the box jumps were 24" for women.

This one I got right.

16 rounds, 1 squat clean... score = 33

Comment #101 - Posted by: JuliePlatt at April 6, 2011 8:52 AM

15 rounds

Comment #102 - Posted by: J. Galt at April 6, 2011 9:00 AM

This was not a good day.

Scaled to 135#

10 rounds/20 reps.

Comment #103 - Posted by: Sinal M/31/5'9"/215 at April 6, 2011 9:02 AM

Today was a work on weakness day for me. I tried keeping my elbows up doing the front squat, man what a huge difference. My only trouble was transitioning to the press I think by dropping my elbows on the way up will help, any advice?

Comment #104 - Posted by: Dewayne at April 6, 2011 9:08 AM

@ wayne
Absolutely Brother! You did it so post it. I love that you are willing to put yourself out there for your team, and at 61 years old...welldone Sir!

Comment #105 - Posted by: RobInRamadi at April 6, 2011 9:16 AM

this is the CrossFit open.. maybe next year you can start your own competition and do the workouts the way you'd like to.. until then, watch the videos and do it how CrossFit says, they're in charge. You are just a participant in their games. Do you think ancient gladiators made a fuss when they found out their wod was 3 rounds, round 1 fight a prisoner, round 2 fight a tiger, round 3 fight a bear? Nope, they just got out their and kicked ass.. and that's what we need to focus on.. kicking ass.

Comment #106 - Posted by: zach-brodis240 at April 6, 2011 9:40 AM

11 rounds plus a clean, definitely not ready for any games...yet!

Comment #107 - Posted by: tonyz 185/m/27 at April 6, 2011 9:41 AM


Scaled to 135#
21 rounds (42 reps)

Too much resting. I can't see my clock when I workout (its on my iPod and sits in my pocket) can only hear it when it chimes at 5 minutes and was totally surprised when it went off. Tempted to repeat, pretty sure I could get over 25 rounds at this weight.

Comment #108 - Posted by: dan m at April 6, 2011 9:42 AM

@# 98. I wouldn't reccomend dropping your elbows on the way up from a front squat. you need to keep them up to maintain a solid position. i like to use the last bit of hip drive from my front squat to jump the bar up from my fingertips back into my palms to complete a jerk after a clean. just keep training and you'll find what works for you.

Comment #109 - Posted by: zach-brodis240 at April 6, 2011 9:42 AM

ok, people wanting to change how CrossFit wants us to do this wod. Cut it out. Its the CrossFit games, not your games. Your best option for success is to do what they say and LOVE it. If you were an ancient gladiator and you started complaining about your wod (3 rounds, kill a bear, kill a lion, kill two barbarians?) everyone would laugh at you.. Act right, stay positive, smash this wod.

Comment #110 - Posted by: zach-brodis240 at April 6, 2011 9:52 AM

tHANKS zACH, well said.

@100 did it again at RX'D...go heavy this time instead of going for more reps. good chance to work on the strength.

Comment #111 - Posted by: danlau at April 6, 2011 9:56 AM

26 rounds at 165 as rx'd
22 rounds at 110 as rx'd
Couldn't find a team all crossfit's in town wanted a lot of money to compete with them.

Comment #112 - Posted by: jbark60 6'1" 200 at April 6, 2011 10:08 AM

12 rounds, 24 reps @ 145 lbs.

Comment #113 - Posted by: Alan H. in Kabul at April 6, 2011 10:16 AM

23 rds. @ 115#
Wanted to get more rounds so I had to lower the weight. Some of you people are really strong! Tear it up CrossFitters!!


Comment #114 - Posted by: Rough Robbie at April 6, 2011 10:24 AM

I'm a bit confused here
On the video, Tony said the masters weight was #135, but then said that was for men over 55. Isn't there two masters groups younger than that? One from 45 to 49, and another from 50 to 55?

I'm 50, and want to do the right weight


Comment #115 - Posted by: mark at April 6, 2011 10:30 AM

As Rx'd

6 rounds+1 jerk

Should have scaled down, almost threw a knee out.

Comment #116 - Posted by: Matthew 24/6'2.5/220 at April 6, 2011 10:31 AM

Made up "Michael" today, with a big PR.


Previous best was 20:36 on 4/24/09.

Comment #117 - Posted by: Kevin C. (M/52/5'11"/172) at April 6, 2011 10:31 AM

As rx'd. It was heavy. 13 complete rounds - 26 reps. At Blue Flame CF. Had a blast. Most intense 5 minutes ever.

Comment #118 - Posted by: preacherman at April 6, 2011 10:34 AM

18 rounds. Had to drop the weight after round 10 as wasnt getting anymore. Awesome WOD!!

Comment #119 - Posted by: Timty at April 6, 2011 10:35 AM

14 rounds + 1 clean, or 29 reps as RX'd after SWOD of 3x5 squats @ 225 and deadlift 5RM @ 295


Comment #120 - Posted by: Rudy Wilde at April 6, 2011 10:40 AM

Man I would love to test myself with this WOD! Over did it with my dead lifts sunday, recovering back injury so I'm out of the game for the rest of the week. That'll teach me to try and show off, ego has been checked, now humbled and can't wait to get back into the game.

Comment #121 - Posted by: JayRay at April 6, 2011 10:51 AM

as Rx'd 12 Rounds

Comment #122 - Posted by: Schep1m; M/22/6'/175lbs at April 6, 2011 10:57 AM

Greg Glassman said (at my L1 cert many moons ago) that when a you hear something 3 times from members about how things should change/be different, it's time to rethink, change and/or make your affiliate/programming better to accodate. Why is the attitude of most crossfitters that CF should never change, and should just be accepted regardless of it's successes and/or faults?

Comment #123 - Posted by: Mark at April 6, 2011 10:57 AM


Great WOD!
Working on my lifts. Form could be better.
Busted my chin on the second jerk. I had to check my teeth after the rep.

8 rds + 1 C&S

I love this stuff!!

Comment #124 - Posted by: tuffnutt at April 6, 2011 11:00 AM

@ Sally #58

The team scoring makes perfect sense. Within each weeks competition the number of reps per each contributing team member is added together to get a total team rep number. That week, and that week only, the total team rep number is compared to other teams to establish a ranking for that weeks workout.

Cumulative rankings are then based upon the sum of the ranks of each team from each week (not the rep totals). In this way, there is no weighting from workout to workout. (P.S. This part is identical to how the individual competition ranks are determined)

The only shortcoming with this scoring system is that it doesn't take into account the degree to which someone may beat their competitors.

In a simplified two person competition...

If person A took 1st place and had 100 reps more than person B in workout 1 and person A also beat person B by 100 reps in workout 2...the cumulative ranking would award 2 points to person A and 4 points person B....resulting in A=1st place & B=2nd place

If person A took 1st place and had 1 more rep than person B in workout 1 and person A also beat person B by 1 rep in workout 2...the cumulative ranking would award 2 points to person A and 4 points person B....again resulting in A=1st place & B=2nd place

Comment #125 - Posted by: Scott at April 6, 2011 11:06 AM


23 rounds

I subbed 115 on this one because I just flat couldn't get 165.

Funny, you think I would have learned by now that Crossfit isn't going to be easy, but seeing this WOD last night I thought it would be a sinch...turns out not so much!

Comment #126 - Posted by: warecreek at April 6, 2011 11:22 AM

Scaled: 21 rounds with 75#
8 months post op rotator cuff repair

Comment #127 - Posted by: Pete In Sun City at April 6, 2011 11:28 AM

@ Sally #59

The team scoring makes perfect sense. Within each weeks competition the number of reps per each contributing team member is added together to get a total team rep number. That week, and that week only, the total team rep number is compared to other teams to establish a ranking for that weeks workout.

Cumulative rankings are then based upon the sum of the ranks of each team from each week (not the rep totals). In this way, there is no weighting from workout to workout. (P.S. This part is identical to how the individual competition ranks are determined)

Comment #128 - Posted by: Scott at April 6, 2011 11:30 AM

Male 36yrs 5'6" 195lbs
Wod as rxd
8 rounds
This is my first time doing the c and j.
The connective tissue in my hands is so tight the pain was almost unbearable.

Comment #129 - Posted by: Dennisjackman at April 6, 2011 11:49 AM

17 rds, 110lbs

Comment #130 - Posted by: brittk at April 6, 2011 11:53 AM

As Rxd
26 rounds

Comment #131 - Posted by: Jonblaze at April 6, 2011 12:09 PM

12 / 12 rx'd

Comment #132 - Posted by: Ted - Ocala, Florida (35/190/6'1") at April 6, 2011 12:15 PM

As Rxd 21 rounds

Comment #133 - Posted by: Nick 150lb/67in/21yrs at April 6, 2011 12:15 PM

#107 (mark): you use 165#. 135# is only for 55 and up.

Comment #134 - Posted by: Joe M/51/216/5'10" at April 6, 2011 12:18 PM

15 rds @ 105

Comment #135 - Posted by: mrc m/30/230/6'2" at April 6, 2011 12:19 PM

15 rounds at 135lb
I can not drop the weight from the overhead position at the 24, which is a disadvantage. I decided to scale for that reason, and I am not 100% due to illness. This effort was not the greatest, so I expect an improvement.

Comment #136 - Posted by: Magnus 25/5'8"/160-165 at April 6, 2011 12:24 PM

May have found my BG (Biggest Goat): squat clean.

15 rnds @ 95# early this AM, followed by 16-20-20 HSPU negatives, and 10-7-5 face-up pulls to Smith bar. (Other obvious goats = HSPU, pullups)

Going to follow suggestions here, up weight to at least 105-115 & try WOD again this afternoon or tomorrow. If success, do it again in next week @ 135#.

Right knee wobbly, hence the low weights, but it's time to get tough.


Comment #137 - Posted by: Old Dog New Tricks at April 6, 2011 12:24 PM

M/38/6'3"/242lbs CF DOB 2/7/11

Did Squat clean and jerks (5x3) today to practice for games WOD. 115X3-135X3-155X3-165X3-175X3-185X3. So I actually did 6 sets.

Comment #138 - Posted by: fitefire12 at April 6, 2011 12:34 PM

As Rx'd

24 rounds

Comment #139 - Posted by: mark kimrey at April 6, 2011 12:38 PM

Starting to post rounds and times that are respectable! Good Feeling..


12 rounds @ 135#

Comment #140 - Posted by: kevin s/ 74"/215/36yo/SJAFB at April 6, 2011 12:45 PM

20rds rx'd

Comment #141 - Posted by: B-Mo, M/33/6'/190 at April 6, 2011 1:20 PM

18 rounds (36 reps) at 65 lbs.

I'm only in my second week of crossfit and it has exposed tons of weaknesses!

I had to do such a light weight compared to the Rx because my balance and motor skills with this movement was way off.

Comment #142 - Posted by: Joe at April 6, 2011 1:23 PM

110# Thrusters for Heather! Impressive. Way to bang em out.

Comment #143 - Posted by: RatherRipped at April 6, 2011 1:27 PM

Awesome PR Kevin C
Must be a rest day for you

Made up Michael too:


Laura f/48/5'7/150

Comment #144 - Posted by: power-girl at April 6, 2011 1:34 PM

15 (115lbs)

Comment #145 - Posted by: James m/28/155/5'7" at April 6, 2011 1:45 PM

10 rounds; 20 reps

Used 135 lbs. (just over BW); 165 is getting towards my 1RM and I wanted to be able to get a few more reps.

Did full squat cleans and split jerks.

That last minute really goes by quickly when you're trying to get just one more rep...

Comment #146 - Posted by: Bill M. m/46/5'3"/133 at April 6, 2011 1:58 PM

12 rounds, 130lbs

Comment #147 - Posted by: aermio m/32/5'7"/150 at April 6, 2011 2:00 PM

As Rx'ed

8 rounds. Some sloppy ones in there, a few failed reps. Humbling.

Comment #148 - Posted by: DajM 33/M/5'7"/152 at April 6, 2011 2:02 PM

13rds(26reps)as rx'd @ 165lb
Current body weight-155lb
I think I can get 15,need to move faster than I did in the first 2 minutes. It's alot of mental!!

Comment #149 - Posted by: TRIPKASE m/38/160 at April 6, 2011 2:04 PM

Run 400m for warmup, then C&J practice at 95, 135, and 155. Decided to go as Rx, even though it's basically my PR for a squat clean.

8 rounds (16 reps), as Rx at 165lb.

All reps done very carefully, split jerks. Didn't really push hard to failure since I had metal plates and was at the globo, can't drop the bar at all. Then did a finisher workout suggested by a friend.

25 pullups
60 deadlifts @ 135lb
70 pushups


Comment #150 - Posted by: Sheldon N (M/33/6'/184) at April 6, 2011 2:12 PM

yes i agree..... *THANKS NADIA* for this wonderful example your majesty *l*

Comment #151 - Posted by: Firemedic Peter at April 6, 2011 2:22 PM

@ 21, you are right, sir.

Comment #152 - Posted by: geoff at April 6, 2011 2:35 PM


not as Rx'ed, uses 135#

13 rounds, 26 reps, in 5 minutes

Comment #153 - Posted by: j-seal at April 6, 2011 2:35 PM


sub'd down to 135lb, couldn't do 165!

no dropping; home gym, concrete floor, steel weights... bad idea

22 rounds

I hate subbing down!!!

Comment #154 - Posted by: csmith at April 6, 2011 2:47 PM

7 rounds plus 1 squat clean rep, rx'd. Ugh, 195 is my jerk 1RM ... did the best I could but after 3 minutes I could not do any more jerks. Still, awesome WOD, it is clear I have work to do!

Comment #155 - Posted by: Kamper M/46/205/74" at April 6, 2011 2:51 PM

20 and a half as Rx'd. (41 points)

Off to log it in on the Games site. (Age 46)

Comment #156 - Posted by: TRN III at April 6, 2011 2:52 PM

Dear Crossfit,

I promise to never blow off strength days ever again.


Comment #157 - Posted by: Robert Brown-Stafford VA at April 6, 2011 2:54 PM

14 rounds 95lbs

Comment #158 - Posted by: CPD at April 6, 2011 2:55 PM

16 rds

Comment #159 - Posted by: lewis at April 6, 2011 2:58 PM


Not participating in the games so didn't do Rxed (probably could only do a couple reps).

@145lb - 13 Rounds (26 reps)

That was an awesome 5 minutes.

Comment #160 - Posted by: Simon at April 6, 2011 3:10 PM

lost count twice, but at a minimum 12, max was 14 rounds...115lbs

Comment #161 - Posted by: tErkel at April 6, 2011 3:12 PM

We're going to do this one Friday at the box. Lucky I'm 56, I may be able to do a few rounds @62kg. I told everyone to give me lots of space for when the clean or jerk doesn't go as planned.


Comment #162 - Posted by: BruceS at April 6, 2011 3:16 PM


7 rounds (14 reps) as rx'd

Went on from there and got 12 rounds in 10mins

Comment #163 - Posted by: Chas at April 6, 2011 3:16 PM

16 rounds at #115

First time doing C&J with a barbell. I think I wasn't shrugging enough. I'll try this one again very soon.

Comment #164 - Posted by: JF Lauzon, Wakefield, QC (M/168/5'10) at April 6, 2011 3:24 PM

Cant get a drop box for my affiliate on the games site.
Wonder why?

Comment #165 - Posted by: Jonblaze at April 6, 2011 3:26 PM


16 rounds and a squat clean for a score of 33

I can see lots of areas for improvement so I just might do that again some day... not this week, however, as we'll be out of town and something tells me the hotel we're staying in won't have a 45 lb bar and 65 lbs to put on the ends... (but the website did say they have state of the art machines.....(?))

Squat cleans and split jerks. I'm glad to say the shoulders were mobile enough to hold the weight over my head and the wrist didn't give me any trouble either... Good Body!

Comment #166 - Posted by: JuliePlatt at April 6, 2011 3:28 PM

i have been doing CF for over 6 months now i just use the web site and have never been to an actual CF gym i am just curious is there any CF warm ups to get ready for the WOD and is their an article or video i can watch to learn a them so i can continue to enjoy my CF experience

Comment #167 - Posted by: Roy at April 6, 2011 3:33 PM

I had to do the 11.2 WOD scaled.
9 -155 deadlifts
5- push up hand lifts
15-box jumps on a 20" box
I did 10 rounds in 15 min. Didn't want to hurt the shoulder with push ups. Didn't raise the shakie box up because it was falling apart. Shoulder is getting better.

Comment #168 - Posted by: Daniel Anderson at April 6, 2011 3:50 PM

#152 Official CF warm-up as per the FAQ:

The "official" CrossFit Warm-up is in the April 2003 CrossFit Journal.

3 rounds of 10-15 reps of
Samson Stretch (do the Samson Stretch once each round for 15-30 seconds)
Overhead Squat with broomstick
Note that for a workout that's dip or pullup-centric, you might want to do something else in the warmup.

Comment #169 - Posted by: Crossfit Chris at April 6, 2011 3:56 PM

subbed 155#

9 rounds or 18 reps

then 135 # x 9 for form.

Comment #170 - Posted by: Crossfit Chris at April 6, 2011 3:57 PM

11 rounds (22 reps) as rxed

Comment #171 - Posted by: Kyle A. at April 6, 2011 4:00 PM


W/U: 500m erg row (1:44); C&J, 6x1 at 45-65-85-105-125-145.

As Rx: 10 rnds (20 reps, active rest day).

C/D: PNF of hamstrings.

Full squat clean and push jerk with controlled drop on each rep. Purposely limited my effort to 2 rounds per minute to comply with my active rest contract. Felt like I could probably double the output if I was going full out. But, I would use a thruster instead of a push jerk. Using a hook grip would also be key.

Comment #172 - Posted by: rjf (Since 07-20-07. WOD no. 1018) at April 6, 2011 4:01 PM


Rx 18 rounds (36 reps)

Trying it again tomorrow. Rested way too much today. Aiming for 22 rounds!

Comment #173 - Posted by: Kristin C. at April 6, 2011 4:30 PM


15 rds (30 reps)

Comment #174 - Posted by: al deezy at April 6, 2011 4:33 PM

22 rounds as Rx'd. Missed a clean with <:10 that would have tied me with Sherwood.

Goal coming in was 30+ and came out guns blazing, but the legs (as a result of yesterday) fatigued really quickly.

Comment #175 - Posted by: Shane Jensen@Crossfit Rehoboth (23/5'11"/185) at April 6, 2011 4:40 PM


16 Rounds (32 Reps)

Big ups to Jeff Hayes, Drew, Giovanni and Steve at BTB Fitness in Buckhead (Atlanta). Thanks for the hospitality again.

Comment #176 - Posted by: Dan D. at April 6, 2011 4:42 PM

9 reps stopped at 2:30 - I hurt my left wrist.

Comment #177 - Posted by: greg 39/6'3"/216 at April 6, 2011 4:43 PM

135# 17 reps 8 rounds + 1 sc

Comment #178 - Posted by: ccraft at April 6, 2011 4:57 PM

funny how everyone saying "where's the weight" etc, doesn't post reps/rounds.

20 rounds (40 reps).... finished 30/60 beyond the time limit just for good measure!

Comment #179 - Posted by: jkel at April 6, 2011 4:59 PM

Crossfit Games Open 11.3

Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 5 mins of:
165 pound Squat clean
165 pound Jerk

14 rounds

Comment #180 - Posted by: Drewpy at April 6, 2011 5:44 PM

20 @ 135#

Comment #181 - Posted by: Linwood Wright at April 6, 2011 5:45 PM

Worst 5 minutes of my life! Completed 15 rounds.

Comment #182 - Posted by: j-man at April 6, 2011 6:03 PM

14 rounds @ 135#, but didn't nail the full squat on the last one.

Comment #183 - Posted by: Jim 40/5'11"/165 at April 6, 2011 6:04 PM

Maybe 10 with breaks. Scaled to 135 and then 95

Comment #184 - Posted by: Hale at April 6, 2011 6:08 PM

32yo M 175lb 5’10”
CFWU x 3, 10 pull ups, 10 ring dips, 3 HSPU per round.
Squat clean and Jerk 65lbs x 5-5 95lbs x 5 115lbs x 3 135lbs x 2 155lbs x 1

As rx’d: 2 rounds + 1 clean
Foam roll after

Comment #185 - Posted by: Sesoku at April 6, 2011 6:10 PM

#39 The exact thing I've been thinking.

Comment #186 - Posted by: smack at April 6, 2011 6:12 PM

13 rounds at 115
missed some squats

Comment #187 - Posted by: David Burns at April 6, 2011 6:14 PM

13 rounds, as prescribed.

Comment #188 - Posted by: Jonathan at April 6, 2011 6:26 PM

15 rounds @ 95lbs

Comment #189 - Posted by: em :) at April 6, 2011 6:35 PM


~8 rounds

First one was 165lb then scaled to 135lb. There was no way I could do my body weight for even 1 minute.

Comment #190 - Posted by: Jimbotron at April 6, 2011 6:38 PM

@ 115#, should've gone higher like 135

17 rnds + 1 clean (35 reps)

Comment #191 - Posted by: Callum at April 6, 2011 6:41 PM

13 rx

Comment #192 - Posted by: Raph at April 6, 2011 6:52 PM

32 yom, 190 lbs

36 reps, 18 rounds

scaled to 135 lbs

Comment #193 - Posted by: Jeff Weltmer at April 6, 2011 7:09 PM

21 rounds + 1 Squat Clean (43 reps)

Comment #194 - Posted by: B. Rhaly at April 6, 2011 7:16 PM

not enough rounds to post :(

Comment #195 - Posted by: Jon-David at April 6, 2011 7:24 PM


scaled to 85#

46 reps, 23 rounds

Comment #196 - Posted by: mom to five at April 6, 2011 7:35 PM

20rds Rx. Will do it again Friday.

Comment #197 - Posted by: F. Rollins at April 6, 2011 7:43 PM

10 rounds, 20 total reps. This one gassed me quick.

Comment #198 - Posted by: ScottMacArthur at April 6, 2011 8:16 PM

8 rds, 16 total reps

Retired Army First Sergeant
Clarksville, TN

Comment #199 - Posted by: mark nash at April 6, 2011 8:33 PM


as rx'd 11 rounds + 2 squat cleans
(failed on the jerk on round 11) Possibly 1 round more because lost focus on count. 165#'s felt hefty.
Good workout.

Comment #200 - Posted by: Tim 34/5' 10/ 165 at April 6, 2011 8:37 PM

For some reason my comment didn't show up from this morning, so I will post it again. Sorry for the double post if my other comment happens to show up.

AMRAP in 5 minutes of:
65# pound Squat clean
65# pound Jerk

I did 1 round every 20 seconds for a total of 15 rounds.
Then, I did 39 burpees for day 39, and the cffootball dwod from yesterday which was:

3 rounds of:
300 yard shuttle runs (change direction every 50 yards-6 direction changes total)
Rest 5 minutes between runs.
My time was approx 1:10-1:15 on each shuttle run.

Comment #201 - Posted by: Sarah (22/123/5'4") at April 6, 2011 8:37 PM

13 rounds/26 reps with 165 lbs
No bumper plates, lowered wait slowly each round.

Comment #202 - Posted by: Chris B at April 6, 2011 8:42 PM

33 rounds rx'd

then 3x rope climbs, no legs, negatives on descent


Comment #203 - Posted by: brian p m/34/5'8-1/2"/169 at April 6, 2011 8:53 PM

It would be nice to be good a something every once in a while...

11rds as RX'd

Comment #204 - Posted by: jt m/27/74"/205 at April 6, 2011 8:56 PM


Subbed Grace

11:37 as RX

Comment #205 - Posted by: Scott Andresen at April 6, 2011 8:59 PM

11 rounds plus one clean. I really need to work on these.

Comment #206 - Posted by: Shaw at April 6, 2011 10:54 PM


17 rounds as RX'd

Comment #207 - Posted by: Alex Conly at April 6, 2011 11:05 PM

10 rounds + 1 clean as RXed.

I need to work on catching my clean in a lower position, so I dropped the weight to 135 and did an additional 2 minutes, added a total of 6 rounds, focusing on goo clean squat form, getting nice and low.

Comment #208 - Posted by: Matt Dz at April 6, 2011 11:10 PM

10 rounds + 1 clean as RXed.

I cheated a little - I need to be better at catching my clean in a lower position.
To help this I dropped the weight to 135 and did an additional 2 minutes, focusing on good form - catching the clean nice and low. Got an additional 6 rounds.

Comment #209 - Posted by: Matt Dz at April 6, 2011 11:11 PM


2miles then WOD
scaled down to 115lbs for 18rds (36reps)

Comment #210 - Posted by: jval112571 at April 6, 2011 11:18 PM

10 rounds

Comment #211 - Posted by: gepeto at April 7, 2011 12:25 AM


5min AMRAP

135# Squat clean
135# Jerk


Comment #212 - Posted by: nutfam at April 7, 2011 2:45 AM

13 as RX'd. HARD! Those complaining about the weight being too light, how many rounds did you get?

Comment #213 - Posted by: ScottyMack at April 7, 2011 3:30 AM


As rx'd:

12 rounds.

I'm still rehabbing a nagging shoulder impingement so this was ugly and done with little confidence. Still, it felt good to get a few pounds overhead.

More better faster

Comment #214 - Posted by: Marty at April 7, 2011 3:38 AM

As Rxed - 24 Rounds (No bumper plates... let down each time). Fran Lung set in about 4 minutes in.

Comment #215 - Posted by: KAB (Crossfit Rush Knoxville) at April 7, 2011 4:56 AM

I'm thinking I should have evaluated my strength a little more objectively before I took on this WOD. I used 135# and I only got 11 rounds for a total of 22 reps.

Comment #216 - Posted by: ds at April 7, 2011 5:42 AM

PS ... no bumpers and done at gym so I had to let the weight down easy.

Comment #217 - Posted by: ds at April 7, 2011 5:43 AM

age 21 bw 170

17 rounds (34 reps) -1 because i don't think i was over my heel on one of the jerks

final score: 33

Comment #218 - Posted by: Chris S at April 7, 2011 5:55 AM

Eric #77

My point is that making the squat-cleans mandatory is a better measure of strength AND conditioning than ground to overhead with no squat.

Comment #219 - Posted by: Espinosa m/26/5'11"/165 at April 7, 2011 5:59 AM

15 Rounds 30 Reps As Rx'd.

Comment #220 - Posted by: G.P. at April 7, 2011 6:09 AM

16 rounds

No bumper plates

However not Squat cleans/the 30lbs made a big diff for me versus Grace

Comment #221 - Posted by: Kevin McClellan 49/195 at April 7, 2011 6:59 AM

45 reps

Comment #222 - Posted by: PatS at April 7, 2011 7:09 AM

115# Clean and Jerk
27 Reps....Good Workout
20 Pull-Ups
Dips, Push-Ups, Sit-Ups
20 Back Extensions
At Hammerhead in Ft. Myers

Comment #223 - Posted by: dyagg at April 7, 2011 7:33 AM


Comment #224 - Posted by: pete at April 7, 2011 7:49 AM


16 rounds (32 reps)

Comment #225 - Posted by: Matthew at April 7, 2011 7:56 AM


155# - 14 rounds - 28 reps

Comment #226 - Posted by: john g at April 7, 2011 8:51 AM

2011-04-07: 15rnds in 5:08. Sub 150.

Comment #227 - Posted by: gs at April 7, 2011 9:27 AM

17 rounds with 135lbs
warmed up with 3rds: 50situps, 50back-x, 800m, not timed.

Comment #228 - Posted by: Ajax at April 7, 2011 10:08 AM

as rx'd:
18 rounds (36 reps)

Comment #229 - Posted by: dsm19 / 32 / 6'0 / 210 at April 7, 2011 10:13 AM


I would have to disagree and say that the ancient gladiators probably fussed a little bit with that triplet WOD of fight prisoner, fighter tiger, fight bear. Considering most were prisoners themselves and they were either fighting for freedom or to repay debts, I doubt that they loved their job/sentence and just wanted to "kick ass."

Comment #230 - Posted by: wtf at April 7, 2011 10:22 AM

Heard some affiliates are letting athletes wear weight belts. Is that permitted? I didn't think so.

Comment #231 - Posted by: keith at April 7, 2011 10:32 AM

19 rounds + 1 Squat Clean (39 reps) rx'd Verified at local box

failed on 3 or 4 jerks including the last one...guh. 1st 8-10 reps went smooth by doing thrusters from the sq. clean (like Heather B did in the demo). This strategy caused my jerk to suffer in the ensuing reps/rounds. I overestimated my strength wrt thrusters.

Unfortunately I won't be able to take another crack at this one before sunday. But if I did I would have changed my strategy for sure.

wod 11.1 - 225 reps (c&j's bc of shoulder probs)
wod 11.2 - 330 reps

Comment #232 - Posted by: RP m/30/177/5'9") at April 7, 2011 10:52 AM

16 rds/23 reps
165# squat clean to thruster
weight was easy/to much rest

Comment #233 - Posted by: jh 43/210 at April 7, 2011 11:11 AM

27 rounds, sq clean to thruster

Was shooting for 1 every 10 secs, fell off the pace.

Comment #234 - Posted by: amped 36/M/195/6' at April 7, 2011 11:14 AM

22 rounds have real trouble getting bar in proper front squat position elbows, especially right aren't co-operating its a work in progress :)

Comment #235 - Posted by: devo/38/6'2"215 at April 7, 2011 12:00 PM

2 rounds at 95# +8 rds at 85#
Tried again (reset to 5:00) and did 22 rds at 75#


Comment #236 - Posted by: TineNeff at April 7, 2011 12:01 PM


As rx'd (75kg)

12 rounds + 1 clean

Total score 25.

That was tough, my max clean & jerk is 82.5kg. I would have scaled this one if it wasn't a games workout.

Did 5x5 back squat @ 90kg afterwards. (5RM is 100kg)

Comment #237 - Posted by: Memuc at April 7, 2011 12:44 PM

Recovering from a shoulder impingement but wanted to try this to build some strength. Started with 115# but after 5 rounds had to drop to 95#.

Total 25 rounds (50 reps)

5 rounds 115#
20 rounds 95#

Comment #238 - Posted by: Sting M/46/155/69" at April 7, 2011 1:24 PM

14 rounds

Started with just 45. It was too lite. At 10 rounds (2:30 left), we added 20 pounds.

Comment #239 - Posted by: ewizzle at April 7, 2011 1:48 PM

10 reps @ 135#

Comment #240 - Posted by: michael at April 7, 2011 2:20 PM

I just checked the open site... You mean to tell me someone did 45 rounds?! There is just no freaking way... I have to be misunderstanding

Comment #241 - Posted by: joey at April 7, 2011 3:07 PM


Attempted at CF Cleveland. As Rx'd
8 successful Full Squat Cleans
0 successful Jerks (Last attempt called 7/8 successful by Bill Russell)

165# is now my new 1RM Squat Clean
155# Split Jerk done in W/U now new 1RM

So close...so close...

Comment #242 - Posted by: bingo at April 7, 2011 3:39 PM

12 rounds (24 reps)

Comment #243 - Posted by: GU997 M/41/185/5'10" at April 7, 2011 4:14 PM


Comment #244 - Posted by: DAVID LINGLE at April 7, 2011 4:21 PM

6 rounds (12 reps)

Comment #245 - Posted by: Manchild at April 7, 2011 5:07 PM

10 rounds (20 reps) @125lbs


Comment #246 - Posted by: DomH at April 7, 2011 5:14 PM

completed 4/7/11
scaled weight down to 155 lb
11 rounds (22 reps)

Comment #247 - Posted by: Jason Crocker at April 7, 2011 5:47 PM


As Rx'd

10 rds (20 reps)

Comment #248 - Posted by: Bill Gibson at April 7, 2011 5:52 PM

1 round

Comment #249 - Posted by: myles456 at April 7, 2011 6:37 PM

33 yom

10 reps

Comment #250 - Posted by: Jon Gray at April 7, 2011 6:41 PM


First Rx'ed workout.

23 (46)

Comment #251 - Posted by: Eric Nowariak at April 7, 2011 6:47 PM

14 rounds rx

Comment #252 - Posted by: Rob Hole at April 7, 2011 7:45 PM

95 lbs./ 14 rds.

Comment #253 - Posted by: thinlizzie at April 7, 2011 7:46 PM



27 SETS (54 REPS)

Comment #254 - Posted by: BUTTERBALL at April 7, 2011 9:21 PM

Jeff @ 2.0
30 rounds

Comment #255 - Posted by: Jeff & Charity @ cf snohomish at April 7, 2011 10:49 PM

As Rx'd.
13 rounds (26 reps)

"Mrs. Miyagi"
Scaled to 110#. Rest as Rx'd.
13 rounds + 1 squat clean (27 reps)

Comment #256 - Posted by: Miyagi m/31/167.2# at April 8, 2011 5:11 AM

11 rds

weight no problem on jerk/press part, I just can't front squat.. 1rm is 145... I just don't squat well, but getting better.

Comment #257 - Posted by: knodes at April 8, 2011 6:33 AM

Scaled down to 95 lbs.
20 reps.

Comment #258 - Posted by: Rggr at April 8, 2011 6:56 AM

WOD #68 - Done on 3/8. 5 minute AMRAP, squat clean and jerk, 165 lbs. RX'ed.

15 rounds, 30 reps.


Comment #259 - Posted by: Pat Overton at April 8, 2011 9:01 AM

10 rounds (20 reps). This was not far from my 1rm on C&J.

Comment #260 - Posted by: Michael m/48/5'9"/175/MI Survivor at April 8, 2011 9:42 AM

4.5 rounds, 9 reps
will try again in a few days, try to get double digits

Comment #261 - Posted by: Chris M/38/6'3/190 at April 8, 2011 10:04 AM

10 Rounds

Comment #262 - Posted by: Jeff Gebbie at April 8, 2011 11:13 AM

16 rounds (32 reps). Disappointed in myself. I did this by myself, and I just don't feel I pushed it enough. I did 12 more rounds afterwards in sets of 4.

Comment #263 - Posted by: Matt Johnson (m 6'3", 220, 31 yo) at April 8, 2011 1:19 PM

As rx'd, 26 rounds + 1 squat clean. 53 total.

That was fast and hard, I loved it. I've done 30 reps of this at 155# in under 6 minutes, so I felt if I could get 25+ today, that would be a good number for me. Thrusters were allowed for this, so I did that and it definitely sped things up. About 10 reps in though, I had to start jerking the weight, as I just didn't have enough coming out of the front squat. 165 felt pretty heavy by the end of this.

Comment #264 - Posted by: Mel/38m/5'10"/175 at April 8, 2011 1:19 PM

Scaled to 155#
7 rounds + 1 clean

Comment #265 - Posted by: leibc2 at April 8, 2011 2:39 PM


As Rx'd:

22 rounds.

Comment #266 - Posted by: Jordan D. at April 8, 2011 3:27 PM

4/7...152/168...11 rds.
Scaled to 115#. Got a long way to go improve cardio fitness level.

Comment #267 - Posted by: Mike Scott M/44/5'10"/215 at April 8, 2011 3:54 PM

2 rounds + 1 squat can. My trouble was the technique on the jerk. I cleaned it a whole bunch u times

Comment #268 - Posted by: hillmang at April 9, 2011 12:47 AM

As rx'd: 15 & 14. 29 total.

Comment #269 - Posted by: Honcho M/32/5'10"/180 at April 9, 2011 8:59 AM

11 full rounds at 135#. One miss (Did not make the overhead part). Will do this one again after strength days as a heavy metcon.

Comment #270 - Posted by: sdt at April 9, 2011 10:00 AM

18 rounds plus one squat clean, rx. Should have set a slower pace. May have been able to get to 20 if I had, but I burnt out too early.

Comment #271 - Posted by: hillmanb at April 9, 2011 1:04 PM

6 rounds + 1 squat clean on 4/9

Comment #272 - Posted by: cort at April 9, 2011 2:27 PM

15 rounds plus 1 SC

Comment #273 - Posted by: Jette 41/M/5'11"/175 at April 9, 2011 2:56 PM

10 rounds (20 reps)

Comment #274 - Posted by: Joe M/51/216/5'10" at April 9, 2011 4:25 PM

16 rounds @ 115

Comment #275 - Posted by: J.R. at April 10, 2011 7:26 AM

30 squat clean & jerk (/sometimes thruster, push press)
75 lbs

1:52 / 500m row, warm-up

Comment #276 - Posted by: LindsayDC 5'8"/148/28 at April 10, 2011 12:29 PM

31 rounds as rx'd. closest i've came to puking yet. happy day!

Comment #277 - Posted by: zach-brodis240 at April 10, 2011 1:57 PM

13 135lb

Comment #278 - Posted by: ecp2 at April 10, 2011 4:09 PM


as rx'd

18rd + 1 sqt clean (couldn't get it overhead)

Comment #279 - Posted by: Adam Hamm at April 11, 2011 6:15 AM


44 (22 Sq Cln+22 Thrusters/Jerks)

Comment #280 - Posted by: Ben S at April 11, 2011 11:43 AM

sub'd 135 and still sucked

23 rounds

Comment #281 - Posted by: Bells 38/195 at April 11, 2011 4:24 PM

18 rounds as rx'd

Comment #282 - Posted by: Repto M/40/5'11''/220 at April 12, 2011 5:42 AM

19 rounds x 95#. Could not drop bar.

Comment #283 - Posted by: JonNYC - 42/M/170/5'11" xfit since 6/08 at April 12, 2011 9:41 AM

As Rx'd. 19 rds

From watching Heather's performamce on that video, I'd say the female weight is a bit too light. If you can thruster this WOD, it isn't heavy enough in my opinion.

Comment #284 - Posted by: Tim at April 12, 2011 11:10 AM


Was hoping for between 15-20 but makes sense with the little training I'm doing currently.

Comment #285 - Posted by: JT at April 12, 2011 4:38 PM

8 SQT CLN / 6 Jerk

Comment #286 - Posted by: RB at April 12, 2011 6:07 PM

As Rx'd. 12 rds

Okay, that was just enough weight to make it really tough. It was humbling.

Comment #287 - Posted by: Tim_48_5-11_195 at April 12, 2011 7:46 PM

Done straight after 11.4 (burpees, OHS and muscle ups).
rx'd 10rds

Comment #288 - Posted by: Munk at April 13, 2011 12:22 AM

60k Bar (all the weight I have)

20 rounds + 1 C+J

Comment #289 - Posted by: BarryT at April 13, 2011 6:23 AM

500M row, CFWU x3

#95 bar, 20 rds, 5 minutes

found a "squat" in my squat clean on occasion...ugh

Comment #290 - Posted by: F15E_WSO/M/48/180 at April 13, 2011 12:46 PM

60 kg
18 rounds

Comment #291 - Posted by: Mik at April 13, 2011 5:08 PM


13 rounds

Comment #292 - Posted by: Henry M at April 13, 2011 8:00 PM

18 rounds = 36 total

Comment #293 - Posted by: Seth H. at April 14, 2011 8:50 AM

135# 12 rnds (24 reps)

Comment #294 - Posted by: mlt at April 15, 2011 6:01 AM


As Rx'd. 12rds @ the buzzer

Comment #295 - Posted by: denob at April 15, 2011 3:45 PM

19 rd's...20 total

Comment #296 - Posted by: Pacers at April 16, 2011 5:09 AM

10 pts (although 2 cleans had failed jerks)

Comment #297 - Posted by: JPW at April 17, 2011 3:46 AM

16 rounds = 32

scaled 60k

Comment #298 - Posted by: zenoperegrinus at April 20, 2011 3:48 AM


16 1/2 rounds: 33 reps as rx'd

Comment #299 - Posted by: Tegan (26/F/125) at April 22, 2011 10:40 AM

15 rounds, 30 reps as Rx'd

Comment #300 - Posted by: Dennis M/27/6'0/190 at April 24, 2011 7:15 AM


Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 5 minutes of:
165 pound Squat clean
165 pound Jerk

First time got 12 rnds.
Did it the next day and got 16.
Cranking out the thrusters to start was huge.
Got 5 in the first min the second time.

Got all but last two doing sqt cleans.

Clearly a good one to work on in the future.

So score of 32.

Comment #301 - Posted by: Matt A at April 25, 2011 6:05 AM

22 rounds (44 reps)

As rx'd, although the squats were definitely more of the quarter/half variety. Actually gained depth as the WOD went on and my catches got lower.

Shot for 3 reps every 40 seconds, settling for 2 on the last sets. Will shoot for 3 reps every 35 seconds next time.


Comment #302 - Posted by: Kent at April 26, 2011 2:25 PM

13 rds

Comment #303 - Posted by: MoGreene at April 27, 2011 6:21 AM

17 rounds

Comment #304 - Posted by: Tyler Scott at April 28, 2011 4:14 AM

135 lbs - 17 rounds

Comment #305 - Posted by: Faleep at May 2, 2011 6:49 AM

sub 135 squat clean
135 pound jerk

20 rounds

Comment #306 - Posted by: Dexter at May 2, 2011 4:47 PM

13 rounds (2 were power cleans)

Comment #307 - Posted by: thenine/m/34/6'6/250 at May 3, 2011 1:18 PM

Completed 18 rounds... = 36 reps as Rx'd

* all singles

Comment #308 - Posted by: MarcusG 30 5'9" 165# at May 4, 2011 11:37 AM

CFWUx3, Burgener, 3x135
9 rds

Comment #309 - Posted by: Doug at July 12, 2011 4:45 PM

12 rds (60kg)

Comment #310 - Posted by: Michał at October 25, 2011 6:56 AM


13 full sets @95

Comment #311 - Posted by: jiggastemple at November 17, 2011 3:22 PM

7 rounds

Comment #312 - Posted by: dcyn at July 2, 2015 9:22 PM
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