April 19, 2013

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Dumbbell Clean & Jerk 5-5-5-5-5

Go heavy. Ground to overhead.

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"What's in a Name?" by Dale Saran, CrossFit Journal article [pdf]

Posted by Pukie at April 19, 2013 5:00 PM
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What's the weight?

Sorry I'm new

Comment #1 - Posted by: Rulon 24m/6'2/210# at April 18, 2013 5:15 PM

Max weight you can do for 5sets of 5reps

Comment #2 - Posted by: Richb23 at April 18, 2013 5:20 PM

Thanks Rich. Cant wait sounds like fun!

Comment #3 - Posted by: Rulon at April 18, 2013 5:30 PM

I very much enjoyed the article. Precision of language should be pursued by all of us at all times. Degradation of language is synonymous with the destruction of truth. Once truth has been eliminated any argument can be made without a reasonable defense.

Comment #4 - Posted by: R.I.P. Milton Friedman at April 18, 2013 5:34 PM

50# dumbell all 5 sets. After a hard wod! Gosh I love crossfit! I want to be stronger!

Comment #5 - Posted by: Manny Darby at April 18, 2013 5:40 PM

This might be a stupid question but is it just a single dumbbell or is it two?

Comment #6 - Posted by: Greg53 at April 18, 2013 5:48 PM

would you stick with dominate arm or alternate ooooorrr??? thanks

Comment #7 - Posted by: Mike Vinson/M/45/5'8/212 at April 18, 2013 5:56 PM

Mike,

Someone back me up here, but I'm pretty sure it is one dumbell in each hand.

Cheers!

Comment #8 - Posted by: Vinny at April 18, 2013 6:04 PM

^^ Agree Mike, This should be completed with a DB in each hand.

5x5 @60#

Felt good...

Comment #9 - Posted by: LAdams at April 18, 2013 7:02 PM

I would use 2 db's one each hand, however you could also use one db one hand CJ, 5 right 5 left.

Comment #10 - Posted by: Paul 145, 40, 5'7" at April 18, 2013 7:02 PM

I am pretty new to all this. Should another workout be completed before or after this WOD?

Comment #11 - Posted by: Patrick at April 18, 2013 7:13 PM

@ Patrick #10,

They aren't explicitly posted as a requirement, but many of us do a warm-up, work on a skill (I'm working on double-unders because I'm terrible at them, and do mobility work in addition to the posted workout.

Others will play sports and do the workout. Others will run/bike/swim and then workout. Many ways to skin a cat.

The nice thing is that if you are short in time you can do the main site workouts in less than 15 minutes usually. And they are great workouts!

Comment #12 - Posted by: G at April 18, 2013 7:24 PM

Before you ask newbie questions go to the FAQ. Do research. Learn about the programming. It makes it more worthwhile and will stop log jamming the comments with redonkulousness. Peace out y'all.

Comment #13 - Posted by: WhatDaFrick at April 18, 2013 7:24 PM

@ G

Thank you for your help! I'll probably run/swim before/after.
I hear many people say WODs don't usually help for gaining mass. True?

Comment #14 - Posted by: Patrick at April 18, 2013 7:47 PM

Patrick, the goal of WODs is to get fitter - stronger, more powerful, more flexible, more conditioned etc etc.

Different athletes' bodies respond in different ways to all forms of exercise so it's hard to say true/false but in general, if you want to gain mass, you should eat more (good) calories

Comment #15 - Posted by: nick williams at April 18, 2013 7:51 PM

@WhatDaFrick...yes, FAQs are easy to read, but what about the CF "community", which has always been helpful to people new to CF and many don't hesitate to answer a newby's questions, including mine.

Comment #16 - Posted by: NewbyBelle at April 18, 2013 7:52 PM

I found that article rather depressing. As a 5 year crossfitter who now rarely visits main site, it was a shock to read that - it's in effect an implied threat designed to protect Crossfit's brand asset.

now of course, 5 years ago this wouldn't have been necessary as there wouldn't have been the same kind of threat to it's brand given how small it still was, but I also don't think the culture of the Crossfit organisation would have written or allowed an article like that to be published 5 years ago

progress is good, I love the fact Crossfit has spread, but it seems the culture of the company has changed as Crossfit has become big business

Comment #17 - Posted by: nick williams at April 18, 2013 7:56 PM

Agree with #15...

#12 has no business posting his or her "redonkulousness" here if they don't uphold the most important aspect of what we stand for, which is community.

Comment #18 - Posted by: Hazey at April 18, 2013 8:05 PM

CrossFit Football (crossfitfootball.com) if you want to gain mass. They have a daily WOD and a strength WOD for each day.

Comment #19 - Posted by: G at April 18, 2013 8:05 PM

Yeah, I agree with some earlier posts that the article seems like the brand is moving away from community and more into corporate-ness. What this article seems to point out is if somebody asks for a kleenex and somebody asks if they mean a tissue since kleenex is a specific brand name of tissue. You aren't going to the gym to do crossfit, you're going to do high intensity interval training. Crossfit is just a specific kind of HIIT. So is P90x and so is Insanity.

CrossFit has definitely changed over the past few years, though. If you go back and watch "Dodgeball" you'll see that CrossFit has gone from making fun of Globo-Gym to BEING the Globo-Gym. "At CrossFit we're better than you, and we know it."

Comment #20 - Posted by: Brhino72 at April 18, 2013 9:43 PM

CrossFit HQ has spent much time over the years to build a brand that has revolutionized the fitness industry. CrossFit and their affiliates are also doing more for preventative medicine than the majority of the medical community. We make people better. Have you all heard that mantra? That's us. It is for the sake of the affiliates that we protect our brand. Most affiliates abide by the requirements of affiliation but there will always be a few, and surely without malice, who try to push the limits. The paper seems to me to be nothing more than clarification of those requirements (or a little push back).

Comment #21 - Posted by: Will Wright at April 18, 2013 10:53 PM

so it's 5 sets of 5 reps of the same weight? and do e rest between sets? or is it one after another immediately?

Comment #22 - Posted by: dan at April 19, 2013 12:42 AM

Is it necessary to alternate which leg drops back?

Comment #23 - Posted by: Jay at April 19, 2013 1:12 AM

20k - 5;
30k - 5;
40k - 5;
45k - 4;
40k - 5;

Comment #24 - Posted by: Eamon at April 19, 2013 1:28 AM

I like !!!!

Comment #25 - Posted by: FAYS at April 19, 2013 3:28 AM

50
50
55
60
65

Comment #26 - Posted by: Ramsey at April 19, 2013 3:52 AM

All this legal wrangling and rhetoric just makes me all the more thankful for my home gym, where I go and do my own thing every day and do not have to give two wits about what crossfit is or is not, both legally and with WOD programming.

Comment #27 - Posted by: Brian at April 19, 2013 4:17 AM

40
50
60(2)
50
60

Comment #28 - Posted by: Joe Northside m/34/70"/210 at April 19, 2013 4:23 AM

40 50 60 70 80

Comment #29 - Posted by: Mike Vinson/M/45/5'8/212 at April 19, 2013 4:38 AM

M/45/5'11"/200

20s-30s-40s-50s-50s

Comment #30 - Posted by: nutfam at April 19, 2013 4:39 AM

40
50
60
70
80

Actually did from 40-70#'s power clean & jerks by mistake.
And did the actual clean & jerks with the 80#'s!
First timer! Lovin'it!
Now a bowl of honey bunchs & oats and a pleasant day to All!
Bless!

Comment #31 - Posted by: PR_M0nkey0o at April 19, 2013 4:41 AM


M/28/5'9''/190

(40-45-50-50-45)#

Would have like to try 55 or 60, however the heaviest was 50

Comment #32 - Posted by: Vinny at April 19, 2013 4:53 AM

F/42/5'6"/140

15-20-30-40x2(f)...30-30

would've been nice to have 25's and 35's for this one; all power cleans to avoid knee pain issue

Comment #33 - Posted by: mom to five at April 19, 2013 5:33 AM

So The CrossFit Anytown Games is wrong ..how about CrossFit Anytown's Games? :) seems legit to me..

Comment #34 - Posted by: george at April 19, 2013 5:46 AM

It is a protection of intellectual property rights. They allow the affiliates total operational freedom; they only ask that the affiliates do not use a few terms when hosting events.

Comment #35 - Posted by: R.I.P. Milton Friedman at April 19, 2013 5:50 AM

I agree with #4 and #35. Well said.

Comment #36 - Posted by: MLRV at April 19, 2013 6:02 AM

I would like to see them release another version of this article "What is a Sport?"

Crossfit isn't a sport, its a workout program. Its funny how they call it a "season", "games", and "finals" in lure of tricking people into thinking they are playing a "sport". Maybe they should think about the context of their words as well.

Comment #37 - Posted by: fsr at April 19, 2013 6:09 AM

30
40
45
45
50

Comment #38 - Posted by: Nate88 at April 19, 2013 6:27 AM

No dumbbells, so standard barbell C&J

Warm-up: CFWU, 5x45, 5x75 C&J
WOD: 95-115-120-120-125
Cool-down: 5x95, 5x75 C&J

Comment #39 - Posted by: Jim R. M/50/5'8"/160 at April 19, 2013 6:29 AM

@24 Jay, which leg drops back or alternating them doesn't matter. It specifies jerk, not split jerk. Jerk it however you want. Same with the clean. Squat, power, hang...it is up to you.

Comment #40 - Posted by: G at April 19, 2013 6:30 AM

I play "pick up" crossfit in my garage with others, the same way I play "pick up" basketball. And I love it!

Comment #41 - Posted by: mike at April 19, 2013 7:14 AM

@fsr

Sport:

Noun: An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others.

Comment #42 - Posted by: tylar at April 19, 2013 7:14 AM

Can anyone give me an idea on where to even start thinking about what weight to do this at? Been doing CF for about 2mo. Any similar lifts to compare this to? I want to be sure I get something out of my workout.

Comment #43 - Posted by: trina at April 19, 2013 7:19 AM

BTW- F/42/127/5'9"

Comment #44 - Posted by: trina at April 19, 2013 7:20 AM

@42 trina

I used 70% of my 1RM for C&J as my target:
(1RM * 0.7) / 2 = approx. dumbbell weight

Comment #45 - Posted by: Joe Northside m/34/70"/210 at April 19, 2013 7:30 AM

M/40/5'10"/189lbs

Used the heaviest pair of dumbbells I have, full squat cleans:

40,40,40,40,40

Fun!

Comment #46 - Posted by: Playoff Beard at April 19, 2013 7:35 AM

M/23/5'11"/183.6

50-65-75-80-85(1)-65

Comment #47 - Posted by: Miles Forks at April 19, 2013 8:06 AM

rx 95#,115#x4 sets
m/29/160/5'9
cambridge, wi

Comment #48 - Posted by: m clems at April 19, 2013 8:23 AM

30-40-50-50-50

Comment #49 - Posted by: Kevin C. (M/54/5'11"/175) at April 19, 2013 9:01 AM

45
55
65
70-F(x1)
60

Comment #50 - Posted by: c-los at April 19, 2013 9:10 AM

rx 80,85,90,95,100#
m/31/168/5'6
greeley co

Comment #51 - Posted by: jeezuz at April 19, 2013 9:16 AM

sorry, meant 80, 85, 90 etc for both arms

so for 80# 40 in each hand, for 85 42 1/2 each hand etc.

pretty surprised that such a simple looking workout actually gives you the feeling of a full hour working out

this is my 5th xfit wod and loving it so far!

Comment #52 - Posted by: jeezuz at April 19, 2013 9:18 AM

Made up yesterday's run/squat workout this morning.

12:20, with runs on the elliptical

Comment #53 - Posted by: Carole (F/54/5'6"/135) at April 19, 2013 9:41 AM

BW 136 today

50 lbs dumbbells for all sets.

All sets full squat clean and push jerk. Felt strong, but was surprised how gassed I was after each set.

Comment #54 - Posted by: Bill M. m/48/5'3"/135 at April 19, 2013 10:05 AM

50,50,50,50,60 Did squat clean thruster on most reps

Comment #55 - Posted by: Jetté 43/M/5'11"/175 at April 19, 2013 10:09 AM

For the record, I wrote that article. I started CrossFit 7+ years ago in Afghanistan while serving this country. I competed in the first 2 games, alongside guys like Josh Everett and Chris Spealler - two of my CrossFit idols.

By a very fortunate set of circumstances, I wound up working here for Coach and my friends at crossFit, Inc. One of the most important pieces of intellectual property CrossFIt owns - yes, I said the dirty word "owns" - is the trademark. That trademark, and the value associated with crossFit's good name, is the result of a ton of hard work by a lot of people, including OUR Affiliates.

There was no "Sport of Fitness" when I started, but there was a program to allow affiliates to use the CrossFIt name. My job is to ensure that future affiliates continue to have that name to use to attract people who want CrossFit's brand of fitness. There are 6000+ affiliates who believe that there is sufficient value in the name to want to be a part of it. My job is to protect the affiliates - and this whole community - from the mark becoming either generic or diluted.

This is simply one issue that we see on a daily basis. There is nothing all that complicated about this. It's an attempt to simply get Affiliates (and the community) to use the trademark properly so that there can be future affiliates helping others get fit. This changes nothing, other than being a bit of education for both affiliates and the Community, about trademark law. The sky is not falling. There is no "corporate-ness" to this; it has to do with ensuring our Affiliates understand the reasons why they shouldn't call local throwdowns "CrossFit" competitions. That's it. Not that big a deal.

Comment #56 - Posted by: Dale_Saran at April 19, 2013 10:11 AM

WU: 45lb presses x 20, 85lb presses x5, 95lb presses x 5

S WOD: Presses and Front Squats 115, 115, 115, 115, 125 x 5 reps ea.

WOD: Dumbbell Clean and Jerk 5-5-5-5-5: 25, 30, 35, 45, 50

Comment #57 - Posted by: murphinator - M/5'10"/185/38 at April 19, 2013 10:36 AM

I think protecting the brand at this point is very crucial. Now that CF isnt just a fad, others are going to try and make money off it. Also, i bet CF HQ is trying to separate itself from local competitions because there not regulated, and the likely hood for things like injury, cheating, or poorly organized would put the name CrossFit in a negative light.

Comment #58 - Posted by: BoBBy at April 19, 2013 10:43 AM

M/32/5'8"/185

power cleans from ground, and jerks

40x5
60x5
80x5
80x5
90fx2
80x5

This was a good one. I've never done db clean and jerks before, so I had no idea what to expect. Kind of like overhead squatting with a barbell vs. db's or kb's. Night and day!

Comment #59 - Posted by: Chris Luka at April 19, 2013 10:53 AM

35x5
40x5
45x5
45x5
50x5
Should have picked another gym. Could have gone a little heavier.

Comment #60 - Posted by: Boyd H at April 19, 2013 11:01 AM

40
50
60
65
70
Finished my first WOD "Gator" so I decided to go ahead with this one. Feeling good now!

Comment #61 - Posted by: Ford at April 19, 2013 11:04 AM

M/21/6'/220
DBell squat cleans and push press
wanted to really target the shoulders

50x5
60x5
65x5
70x5
75x5

Comment #62 - Posted by: R.I.P. Milton Friedman at April 19, 2013 11:14 AM

Male 33
Weight 210lbs
Height 5"11

66 x 5
81 x 5
88 x 2 (f)
81 x 5
81 x 5
81 x 5

All lbs

Comment #63 - Posted by: Tony Rigby uk at April 19, 2013 11:23 AM

40 x 5
45 x 5
50 x 5
55 x 5
60 x 5
65 x 5
70 x 1

Comment #64 - Posted by: BW at April 19, 2013 11:28 AM

Continued prayers for all in Boston. Wife trying hard to get out and fly home to Seattle.

Two parter today: front squats, then swim + poolside muscle ups.

Front squats 1-5-1-10-1-5 (95-95-115-115-95-95)

Right knee tweaked after 10x 115, so dropped down to 95

Then for time: 2 x (100m swim, 10 poolside muscle ups) = 6:50

Warmup with front box squats, air squats, lots of shoulder dislocates, forearm stretches.

The April-May plan: Keep rehabbing right elbow, take some time off from running, and improve tissue quality in and around knees.


Comment #65 - Posted by: matt h 51 180# 3-9-11 at April 19, 2013 11:36 AM

Max 5 rep squat c&j 155 (175x3)
Then 12 min amrap
12 24" box jump
16 25# mason twist
20 50# kb swings
4 rds + 5 reps

Comment #66 - Posted by: Johnh 44/205 at April 19, 2013 11:38 AM

Didn't have dumbbells heavy enough to be worth anything. Did it with a barbell and bumpers instead. I'm terrible at jerks anyway. Did them all power clean and push jerk.

65 X 5
65 X 5
95 x 5
95 x 5
115 x 5
115 x 5 then 50 abmat sit-ups.

In regards to the article, I think it's silly. Sure, nobody playing basketball in their yard thinks they are in the NBA, and likewise nobody competing at local affiliate games thinks they are in the CrossFit games in the Home Depot Center.

So what am I doing in my driveway at home? Am I doing CrossFit? I'm not a level 1 and I follow main site programming. I want to get more people involved, so if I'm asked what I do for exercise I tell them I CrossFit. Is that wrong? There simply isn't any other way to explain it that is good for the brand.

Comment #67 - Posted by: G at April 19, 2013 11:54 AM

35-40-50-60-65 (pounds)

Comment #68 - Posted by: Alex M/22/6'0"/181 at April 19, 2013 12:00 PM

M/36/5'7"/180

Barbell Power C&J 154lb

Too many people around me, since I workout in a regular gym. Will go heavier next time with full squat, if alone.

Comment #69 - Posted by: Vladimir at April 19, 2013 12:06 PM

135lbs all the way!

Comment #70 - Posted by: Andrew at April 19, 2013 12:16 PM

@ #65 G

Great point! HQ wasn't too worried about throwing the term CrossFit around as much as possible when there was no name recognition circa 5 - 10 yrs ago. But today they want to berate us with precision language. Whatever...

Comment #71 - Posted by: chris at April 19, 2013 12:19 PM

m/40/6/190
Did not have dumbbells heavy enough so went with stand barbell power clean and jerks (mix of split and push jerks).
Dumbbell Clean & Jerk 5-5-5-5-5 : 3575 lbs | Not Rx'd
Sets
5 Power Clean & Jerks | 115 lbs
5 Power Clean & Jerks | 135 lbs
5 Power Clean & Jerks | 145 lbs
5 Power Clean & Jerks | 155 lbs
5 Power Clean & Jerks | 165 lbs

f/31/501/140
5 Power Clean & Jerks | 65 lbs
5 Power Clean & Jerks | 75 lbs
5 Power Clean & Jerks | 75 lbs
5 Power Clean & Jerks | 85 lbs
5 Power Clean & Jerks | 95 lbs

Comment #72 - Posted by: Jeremy A. Olive at April 19, 2013 12:19 PM

#42 . . . I'm with you . . . "Pick-up" CrossFit in my garage . . . Not sure my neighbor across the street is happy with the cars in front of my house . . .

#65 . . . I got the impression from the article that we're ok saying "CrossFit" when people ask us what we do . . . Of course if I'm wrong we can always go to "CrossFit-style workouts" or "CrossFit-inspired workouts" or "CrossFit-esque workouts or "CrossFit-like workouts" . . .

Comment #73 - Posted by: IronMikeMercury at April 19, 2013 12:33 PM

45 minutes (15 km) bikeride to the gym as warmup, then
5x45#
5x50#
5x50#
5x50#
5x50#
And back home the same 15km and 48 minutes (had a problem with shoe cletes)

Comment #74 - Posted by: jankka at April 19, 2013 12:36 PM

m/43/5'8"/180

DB's
40#
45#
45#
50#
55#

Comment #75 - Posted by: Mike Andridge at April 19, 2013 12:49 PM

Iron Mike - you've mostly got it. I don't know why this confuses people. The Lanham Act/Trademark Law doesn't prevent you from saying you drink Coca-Cola, use an IMac, or wear a Rolex. Or do CrossFit. That's got nothing to do with the thrust of the article. It has to do with Commercial Use of the CrossFit trademark.

I don't know how many different ways to say that, but people seem to gloss over that rather crucial point and then go on vituperative rants that prove they either can't read or don't want to.

This article, like many before it, is primarily a way of providing guidance for our affiliates and those who support the community. Don't call your throwdown - a commercial event if you're taking money or have any commerce there - a "CrossFit competition." That's it. Not terribly complex, but you'd think the world was ending reading some of the comments.

The reasons are numerous, but not one of them has to do with money for HQ. It has to do with protecting the trademark for our affiliates. The response is disappointing, to be honest. When I came to the mainsite in 2005 and the message boards, there was a very sophisticated and intelligent community here. Perhaps it's simply that the dumb are the loudest, but this site and community has always been marked by the intelligence of the practitioners who were attracted to Coach's enunciation of fitness.

Comment #76 - Posted by: Dale_Saran at April 19, 2013 12:55 PM

Modified, no dumbbells allowed in my garage gym
Double Kettlebell Clean and Jerk
1 x 5: 20 kilos
2 x 5: 24 kilos
One Arm Kettlebell Clean and Jerk
(Alternating R/L)
2 x 5: 32 kilos
M/55/6’/210
If I'm asked what I do for exercise I tell them
I CrossFit

Comment #77 - Posted by: Pete In Sun City at April 19, 2013 1:54 PM

When I read the article, I thought it was clear cut but it looks like a lot of people got different ideas from it. I could be wrong, but I think it was targeting those globo gyms and new gyms opening up that are teaching 'CrossFit' classes. Some of my co-workers belong and they are definitely not CrossFit as we know it. No L1 trainers much less anyone teaching proper form. It literally is a physical therapists or even surgeons dream to be near these places. I know of one that had a competition. What if someone got really hurt and blamed it on 'CrossFit'? Definitely possible since they had no training. What if the competition was unorganized? Spread to all their friends that the CrossFit competition was not organized and not worth trying. I believe we can still say we do CrossFit, because that is the exercise as we play basketball. But, to profit off the CrossFit name and have a 'CrossFit competition' where people pay and prizes are handed out, is like us saying there will be an NBA game tonight, but then have a bunch of rec players play and people paid to watch players from the NBA or at least something organized by the NBA. We all think of 'CrossFit' as terms like community, fun workout, lifestyle, etc.... but with these new gyms popping up, the 'CrossFit' brand name may begin to have negative terms associated with it in the general public. HQ is just trying to protect the brand name that has grown the past couple of years.

Comment #78 - Posted by: Kevin at April 19, 2013 2:38 PM

New to this, love crossfit! I appreciate the people who put this together, and love how yall are protecting the name. Totally understandable #75 i agree with you.

35
35
40
45
50

Comment #79 - Posted by: Jim at April 19, 2013 2:45 PM

25-35-55-75fx2-65

Comment #80 - Posted by: ScooteR at April 19, 2013 3:05 PM

M/36/5'4"/143lbs
50lbs, 55, 60, 65, 65
Hang squat cleans with the dumbbells

Comment #81 - Posted by: Matt Burritt at April 19, 2013 3:06 PM

M/164/5'7"/33
5x5 - 45#
Should have done more
I hate that

Comment #82 - Posted by: Marty at April 19, 2013 3:11 PM

20KG 5,5
25G 5,5
30KG 5

Comment #83 - Posted by: mohamed at April 19, 2013 3:17 PM

M/35/6'3"/200

50-60-65-75(3)-75(4)

Ugh

Comment #84 - Posted by: Ben S at April 19, 2013 3:20 PM

Two mile run.
55
55
65
75
85
200 meters of lunges.

Comment #85 - Posted by: jeremy at April 19, 2013 3:39 PM

M/36/5'8"/175
50
55
60
65
70lbs

Comment #86 - Posted by: jeremiah at April 19, 2013 3:58 PM

45/55/55/55/55/ thats the heaviest we have

Comment #87 - Posted by: Jake Kiddoo at April 19, 2013 4:44 PM

20-25-30-35-40
Could not get full extension with right shoulder at 40#
Completed 3 rounds at 40# just clean
Dropped back to 35# and did one last rd with full extensions.

Laura f/50/5'7/155

Comment #88 - Posted by: power-girl at April 19, 2013 4:55 PM

5x5 with 45's

Comment #89 - Posted by: DLong (M/37/5'10"/185) at April 19, 2013 5:06 PM

135, 185, 195(2), 195(3), 195 (all 5 but I used straps since I don't have chalk)
No heavy db's so all barbell

Comment #90 - Posted by: Damon S. M/22/190/5'11" at April 19, 2013 5:10 PM

M/37/5'8"/165
@6000ft above sea level
40-50-60-70-75#

Comment #91 - Posted by: Wayne at April 19, 2013 5:18 PM

So what do you call it when 3 friends compete at Fran in a backyard?

What is the underlying sport? And what is the IP?

I think identifying the sport as the IP will be a limiting factor in the sport's growth?

Comment #92 - Posted by: Prolix at April 19, 2013 5:19 PM

hang clean & jerk (barbell)

Wendy 65
Heather 65
Connor 75
Ricky 80
Aaron 45
Joyce 50
Pudge 55
Mrs. Pip 77.5
Megan 75
Erin 75
Sim 155
Aly 75
Amy 75
Master P 95
Jacob 155
Jason 130
Crystal 42.5 (both arms!!)
Katie 85
Mr. Wonsil 115
Mama V 55
Kyle 85
Tara 100
DeJour 110
Mr. Carey 135

Comment #93 - Posted by: Champions Club at April 19, 2013 5:22 PM

age 23 bw 170

50# dumbbells - split clean & jerk

Comment #94 - Posted by: Chris S at April 19, 2013 5:22 PM

12.5kg DBs-15-17.5-20-22.5

Comment #95 - Posted by: Brett (24/M/188cm/77kg) at April 19, 2013 5:36 PM

m/22/5'9"/165

50x5
60x5
60x5
65x5
65x5

Comment #96 - Posted by: Miles at April 19, 2013 5:48 PM

70x5x5

Comment #97 - Posted by: scfd1_9607 at April 19, 2013 6:08 PM

16,5kg- 21,5 - 23,5- 26,5 - 27,5(4)
x2 dumbbell

Comment #98 - Posted by: lucio1928,M/41/184cm/96kg at April 19, 2013 6:17 PM

@46 thanks for the advice on weight to try

Two cranky kids kept me from the gym so i gave it a try at home. Tried 35 too heavy. 20 too light. Need 25/30 but didn't have them of course. Gotta give this one another try!

F/42/127/5'9"

Comment #99 - Posted by: Trina at April 19, 2013 6:35 PM

Only have DBS up to fifty pounds. Did 5 sets of 5 with the barbell.
135-155-165-175-185

Comment #100 - Posted by: Kurt M/39/185 at April 19, 2013 6:51 PM

@ Playoff Beard - just looked up my time for tomorrows WOD "Jackie" and noticed your post "Beast Mode" including my time and two others. Thanks for the shout out. I see your posts as well, keep up the good work. Cool feeling when someone gives you props. Thanks man.

Kurt

Comment #101 - Posted by: Kurt M/39/185 at April 19, 2013 6:55 PM

5 x 40
5 x 50
5 x 60
5 x 60
5 x 60

Didn't have the weights to go increase any more with dumbells

Comment #102 - Posted by: Pond m/33/195#/74 at April 19, 2013 7:06 PM

No dumbbell. So did barbell clean&jerk

Barbell Clean and Jerk 5-5-5-5-5
Kg : 43.5-48.5-53.5-53.5-53.5
Lbs : 96-107-118-118-118

Have to work on grip.

Comment #103 - Posted by: Saganamooo/M/24/5'5"/129(58.5kg) at April 19, 2013 7:38 PM

As rx'd with dumbells
40#
50#
60#
55#
55#

Comment #104 - Posted by: Rowan M/48/5'5"/154 at April 19, 2013 7:51 PM

F/43/180/5'10"

Dumb bells... We have a 20# set and a 45# set

Power cleans and jerks (kind of spastic)

3-5-5-5-5 all at 45#

Comment #105 - Posted by: JuliePlatt at April 19, 2013 8:30 PM

From main sites link, what is CrossFit?,
"CrossFit is many things. Primarily, it’s a fitness regimen developed by Coach Greg Glassman over several decades. He was the first person in history to define fitness in a meaningful, measurable way (increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains). CrossFit itself is defined as that which optimizes fitness (constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity). CrossFit is also the community that spontaneously arises when people do these workouts together. In fact, the communal aspect of CrossFit is a key component of why it is so effective."

I don't read anything about the "brand", but rather a collective term to describe a training regimen with the goal to maximize a certain definition of fitness, that, when done together with others, is the naturally spawning community.

HQ should protect the affiliates. They are the brand. Fighting cyber squatting and non-affiliates using the term is great and part of the reciprocity of the affiliate fee. However, I don't see how affiliates using the term crossfit in a "throwdown" is potentially damaging to the brand. It's fairly apparent that unless it's plastered with Reebok adverts, no one will confuse it with "the sport of fitness". If the affiliates are empowered to carry the name on their door, then the name should be allowed on a localized competition. HQ has made it clear, they don't have the time or resources to even manage localized games anymore (anyone remember sectionals before the open). So, let the affiliates run local crossfit competitions, tournaments, leagues, if they want. If the market bears it, It's going to happen whether HQ likes it or not. I personally don't care what it's called, but allowing them to promote as CrossFit helps the brand. I see more and more CrossFit programmed gyms without the name. Colleagues participating in crossfit workout community, but not knowing its called CrossFit. Sad, but true.

Comment #106 - Posted by: Jon at April 19, 2013 9:01 PM

@ Dale_Suran #77 . . . I understood the thrust of the article concerning the "commercial use" of the trademark & personally do not think the world is coming to an end because that was explained/clarified for the affiliates of which I may be one in the future . . . As we meet in my garage to train we have been very careful in making sure people know that while we CrossFit, we are not a CrossFit "box" because we are not formally affiliated with HQ . . . We have been happy to point out that there are four affiliates near us for those whom the old-school garage gym where we "throwdown" doesn't work . . . Don't get discouraged, if you weren't protecting the brand you'd be reading posts criticizing CF for failing to do that . . .

Comment #107 - Posted by: IronMikeMercury at April 19, 2013 9:53 PM

No dumbells did barbell clean and jerks;

5 sets of 5 reps at 75lbs;
room for improvement...

Comment #108 - Posted by: jeff at April 19, 2013 10:31 PM

As Rx'd clean squat & jerk 35,40,45,45,45,+45#
100 decline PU, 100 SU, 25 bar dips.

Comment #109 - Posted by: JBR M/37/5'9"/168# at April 20, 2013 12:26 AM

55
65
70
75
80

Comment #110 - Posted by: M/36/5'11"/177 at April 20, 2013 12:51 AM

Seems as if the article was geared primarily toward affiliates, and probably not the best fit for inclusion in the daily email, where many recipients spend time in the garage, or back yard.

The protection of the brand is a priority for any company, and is certainly in the best interests of HQ, as well as every affiliate.

The main objection that a number of "old-timers" may have...is that an article like that, has the same corporate feel you'd expect in a memo from the Gold's mother ship. In a small way, we have become the thing we railed against: A big corporation.

Good information. Maybe not the intended audience.

Comment #111 - Posted by: Kurt S. at April 20, 2013 4:08 AM

Correct me if i'm wrong, but are you guys listing your weight in single dumbbells or 2 dumbbells added together eg 40 is 1x40 lb dumbell or 2x 20 lb dumbbells?

Comment #112 - Posted by: bretty72 at April 20, 2013 5:13 AM

Barbell C&J's -
100-115-135-135-140

Comment #113 - Posted by: ART/M/44/5'5"/150 at April 20, 2013 5:15 AM

male, 40 yo, 151#, 68"

95, 105, 115, 125, 135

Comment #114 - Posted by: Karl at April 20, 2013 5:46 AM

2013-04-20: Up to 52's.

Comment #115 - Posted by: gs at April 20, 2013 6:33 AM

2013-04-20: Up to 52's

Comment #116 - Posted by: gs at April 20, 2013 6:35 AM

20
30
40
50
55

Comment #117 - Posted by: Jeff at April 20, 2013 6:45 AM

45
55
65
70
70

Felt dangerous going heavier. afraid I was going to drop a dumbbell on my foot.

Comment #118 - Posted by: Bells at April 20, 2013 8:17 AM

1st at 50# 2-5 @55#

Comment #119 - Posted by: joshua silverman at April 20, 2013 8:37 AM


60lbs could have done much more heavist dbs I have.

Comment #120 - Posted by: Kevin McClellan 51 at April 20, 2013 9:39 AM

35, 45, 50, 60, 50

Comment #121 - Posted by: Dan at April 20, 2013 10:21 AM

M/43/5'7"/225

Did not have dumbbells heavy enough..only 70 and 92lbs

power cleans from ground, and jerks

5 x 70
5 x 70
5 x 92
5 x 92
5 x 92

Comment #122 - Posted by: Marcelo Warriordiet at April 20, 2013 1:16 PM

used barbell
135x5
155x5
165x5
175x5
185x5

Gonna do Jackie next.

Comment #123 - Posted by: hollyhog at April 20, 2013 5:21 PM

25s-30s-35s-45s-55s

Comment #124 - Posted by: phill 37°21'41"N 118°23'43"W at April 20, 2013 9:32 PM

M/41/5'11"/207

Used thick dumbbells (2" diameter handle).
1 set every 3 min.

(kg) 15-17.5-20-22.5-25.

Comment #125 - Posted by: Jose-Luis Morales at April 21, 2013 4:03 AM

WOD AS Rx'd
135# All Reps
Then
50 Weighted Sits

Comment #126 - Posted by: dyagg at April 21, 2013 8:15 AM

Praus

Bar

65.75.95.105.115

Comment #127 - Posted by: Praus at April 21, 2013 8:40 AM

45/m/176cm/74kg

20-22-24-24-24 kg

24s are the heaviest we have at the gym.
If this one comes up again, I'll have to do 5 rounds of max reps @ 24 kg.

Comment #128 - Posted by: Memuc at April 21, 2013 10:30 AM

30s-40s-50s-50s-55s

Comment #129 - Posted by: Zach m/27/5'9"/180 at April 21, 2013 5:06 PM

c&j 5x5=95,115,135,145,155(3,2),145

jump rope 3x3 min wu.

Comment #130 - Posted by: kevin o at April 21, 2013 5:30 PM

30-45-50-55-55

Comment #131 - Posted by: myles456 at April 21, 2013 7:17 PM

m/27y/181cm/84kg - 24kg/28kg/32kg/36kg/38kg (2x5 times each)

Comment #132 - Posted by: Vincent13 at April 22, 2013 5:06 AM

Did this 10 mins after the 5 RFT (Row 500, 15x 135# Bench).
35 x5
50 x5
60 x5
70 x5
85 x3

Comment #133 - Posted by: PW56 at April 22, 2013 10:52 AM

m/43/164
as rx'd
40's
50's
60's
70's
80's

Comment #134 - Posted by: Seth H. at April 22, 2013 2:26 PM

m/44/210 on 4/21/2013

as rx'd

30's
40's
50's
55's
60-60-55-55-55

(weak left shoulder, wobbly with more weight)

Comment #135 - Posted by: Dave Albano at April 22, 2013 2:57 PM

practiced db snatches 5x5 (each hand 5x)

50
60
70
80
90f (2)

Comment #136 - Posted by: controlfreak at April 22, 2013 3:02 PM

40-40-45-50-55

Comment #137 - Posted by: wescampo at April 22, 2013 3:17 PM

As rx'd
60
65
65
65
70

Comment #138 - Posted by: Casey Ray at April 22, 2013 6:03 PM

Mistakenly did 7 sets of 5
40-55-60-65-70(3)-60-60

Grip and jerks were the weak points

Comment #139 - Posted by: mlt at April 23, 2013 5:03 AM

M/30/5'9"/204

40-50-55-60-65 Rx'd

Comment #140 - Posted by: Boggs at April 23, 2013 5:36 AM

35 40 45 50 50

Took the dbs to the floor for each rep just did a regular jerk not a split jerk

Comment #141 - Posted by: cleveland at April 23, 2013 8:07 AM

50 50 55 55(3) 50 50

Comment #142 - Posted by: JonNYC xfit since 6/08 43/M/175/5'11" at April 23, 2013 12:11 PM

40-40-40-40-40

Comment #143 - Posted by: Jeff Gebbie at April 23, 2013 7:01 PM

40-50-60-60-60

I feel like I could have gone quite a bit heavier, but it's my first time with that excercise...don't need injuries.

M, 6'5, 245.

Comment #144 - Posted by: Rich-C at April 24, 2013 9:30 AM

M/26/145lbs

40 40 40 40 40

Didn't read the whole post, did hang cleans

Comment #145 - Posted by: Dan Hussey at April 24, 2013 11:22 AM

35 40 45 50 (broken set) 45

Comment #146 - Posted by: David Burns at April 24, 2013 5:44 PM

Day 360
M/46/6'0"/195
Made up on 130425-Thur (RX'd Rest Day)
40-50-60-70-65

Comment #147 - Posted by: fargingbastige at April 25, 2013 3:04 PM

F/5'3"/120
25 25 25 30 30

Comment #148 - Posted by: Lauryn B at April 25, 2013 4:33 PM

30-40-50-60-70 (done after 5 rounds of 500 meter row and 135 lb. bench press x 15)

Comment #149 - Posted by: Rob S at April 28, 2013 1:12 PM

M/33/5'7"/168
45lb/50/60/65/75

Comment #150 - Posted by: Mark S. at April 29, 2013 5:57 AM

20-25-30-35-40

Prolly coulda done 45# but morning energy levels just were not there

Comment #151 - Posted by: Boo Boo F/25/5'8/148 at April 29, 2013 7:45 AM

55-65-75-85-90lbs.

Comment #152 - Posted by: Kevin: M/41/195/6' at May 1, 2013 11:20 AM

as rxd @ HCHS

65#

Comment #153 - Posted by: Ferb 183# at May 2, 2013 5:28 AM

m/39/5'9/178
CFWU-3. No PU. No dips 3rd. Superman. Working out in afternoon as well. Therefore no PU. Doing bench press so didn't do many dips
55,60,60,60,65 - reset before each rep on last set. Even w/this, last couple reps tough. Split jerks for all. Tried to pressurize trunk, keep hips back. Landing too wide when I got tired
Then bench press 3X5 170,195,220-6 reps
DL 3X5 265,305,350

Comment #154 - Posted by: jrm at May 3, 2013 6:50 PM

M/24/5'11"/166lbs

35-40-45-50-55(lbs)

Comment #155 - Posted by: Antonio at May 5, 2013 9:56 AM

61 lbs
65 lbs
69 lbs
73 lbs
77 lbs

Comment #156 - Posted by: nakko at May 7, 2013 4:31 AM


45
50
50
55
60

Comment #157 - Posted by: Ukkrew at May 8, 2013 9:30 AM

Finally did this WOD CAC.

45
50
55
55
60 - broken

Comment #158 - Posted by: Peter at May 8, 2013 4:00 PM

50,55,55,50,50

some struggling at 55, including 2 failed reps

Comment #159 - Posted by: Callum at May 9, 2013 7:26 PM

40, 45, 50, 55, 60

Comment #160 - Posted by: SF at May 20, 2013 3:51 PM

40, 45, 50, 55, 60(f)

Comment #161 - Posted by: Manchild at August 3, 2013 2:08 PM

40,55,70,70,70lbs 11.11.13 1st 2 rnds sq cln but last 3 rnds no sq

Comment #162 - Posted by: zenoperegrinus at November 11, 2013 6:21 AM

CFWUx3
40lbs-50-60-60-60lbs
All unbroken except the third set (4-1)
Deep squat cleans
60 = 50 in plates + 4kg plate + bar

Comment #163 - Posted by: Doug at January 24, 2014 1:49 PM
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