Complete three rounds for time:
Run 800 meters
Deadlift BW, 21 reps
Post time to comments.
Use USA Gymnastics to find a gymnastics meet near you. If you are working with your parallettes and rings you’ll find that every gymnastics meet you attend teaches you something valuable about human movement.
Complete 5 rounds of:
Start the Wall-Ball exercise and see how long you can stay ahead of these milestones and at failure, rest two minutes and perform max set of pull-ups:
1/2 minute – 12 shots
1 minute – 25 shots
1 1/2 minutes – 37 shots
2 minutes – 50 shots
2 1/2 - 62 shots
3 minutes – 75 shots
3 1/2 minutes – 87 shots
4 minutes – 100 shots
4 1/2 minutes – 112 shots
5 minutes – 125 shots
5 1/2 minutes – 137 shots
6 minutes – 150 shots
Use 20-pound ball and ten-foot target.
Rest three minutes between rounds.
Post Wall-Ball time and pull-up total for each round. E.G., 4/28,3/20,2:30/15,2:30/11,2/9.
From Tulsa World of Gymnastics Stay Tight!, Stay Tight! (Part II), and Stay Tight! (Part III).
Warm-up and find max clean
Test max push-ups
Complete five rounds for time of:
50% max clean 12 reps
50% max push-ups
Add max clean (pounds) to max push-ups (reps) and divide by time (seconds) to completion for circuit. Post score to comments.
From USA Gymnastics Understanding Body Tension. The elements of a very productive workout are here!
Complete for time:
30 Kettlebell (or Dumbbell swings)
25 Kettlebell or Dumbbell swings
20 Kettlebell Swings
15 Kettlebell Swings
10 Kettlebell Swings
5 Kettlebell Swings
Be brave; grab that bigger Kettlebell or Dumbbell! Post load and time to completion to comments.
Complete 4 rounds for time:
Row 500 meters (or run 400-meters)
15 Handstand Push-ups
Rope Climb “double up”
Do handstand push-ups on parallettes. “Double up” is two roundtrips from seated with only “touch and go” between ascents. Post time to comments.
Don’t be left behind on parallette training. Gymnastics champions Jay Thornton and Steve McCain of American Gymnast have put together the definitive guide to parallette training, "Success Begins at Home - A Parallette Training Guide."
10 “Windshield Wipers”
With a 10RM load perform a very slow deadlift with a thirty-second travel to lockout and a thirty second travel to ground. Rest. Repeat for total of 10 reps.
10 “Windshield Wipers”
Tuesday, July 22 shows Loyd doing a “Windshield Wiper”. Both left and right positions constitute a single rep. If you can’t do the Wipers, struggle with them anyways for ten minutes before and after the deadlifts.
For deadlift use alternate grip, hook grip, parallel grips, whatever, don’t let go. Don’t speed up.
Treat yourself to a new abdominal exercise from Tulsa World of Gymnastics. Warm-ups should consist in fair part of meaningful trunk work.
Here from USA Gymnastics is a piece entitled “Why Gymnastics?” on the benefits of gymnastics by Bill Sand, PhD. of the University of Utah.
Congratulations to Michael Rutherford for winning our Hang Clean competition (Monday, 030714) and Brad Harakawa and Kelly Moore for winning our muscle-up competition (Thursday, 030717). The Clydesdale division of the muscle-up competition is still open for claim. Michael, Kelly, Brad let us know (Lauren@crossfit.com) what size and where to send your CrossFit T-shirts!
Run 5 K
Weighted walking lunge/push-press for 400 meters.
Four lunge steps, alternating legs, followed by 5 reps of push-press repeated through 400 meters. Rack and press from back, front, or alternate at will. Rest when and where needed but clock keeps running.
Divide load carried (pounds) by time to completion (seconds) and post to comments.
Steve Maxwell trains smart.
Max effort on rows. Rest as needed before and after Snatch efforts. Tabata protocol is 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest for eight intervals. Post row times and Tabata Snatch score (load and fewest reps of 8 intervals) to comments. E.G. 3:10, 155 lbs. 6 reps, 3:21.
How many muscle-ups can you do in thirty minutes?
Take dip to lockout! Post reps to comments.
A CrossFit "Forging Elite Fitness" t-shirt will be awarded for the most consecutive muscle-ups in each of three divisions: open class, women, and Clydesdales (200 + lbs.).
This breaks the three-way tie (Brad H, Robb. W, and Loyd L.) from the CrossFit Journal muscle-up contest! If you still don’t have rings check this out and do as many pull-ups and dips as you can in as few sets as possible in thirty minutes. Don’t let a lack of rings limit your fitness.
Two rounds of:
Right arm barbell push-press 12 reps
Left arm deadlift 12 reps
Run 800 meters
Left arm barbell push-press 12 reps
Right arm deadlift 12 reps
Run 800 meter
Go heavy, run fast. Post time to completion and loads to comments.
"If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I wouldn't pass it
around. Wouldn't be doing anybody a favor. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't say embrace trouble. That's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say, meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it."
Check out Joe Eigo of Multilevel Moves!
60% BW x V reps
70% BW x W reps
80% BW x X reps
90% BW x Y reps
100% BW x Z reps
Maximize V, W, X, Y, and Z. Rest as needed between sets. Post V, W, X, Y, and Z. Biggest V+W+X+Y+Z = total wins Pukie T-shirt.
LEO’s take heed: “A Completely Criminal Exercise Program” by Ken Andes of Rutgers Eskrima Club. (Don't let the first paragraph summons Pukie - read on.)
Five rounds, each for time of:
Rest precisely five minutes between each round. Post time for each of five rounds to comments. E.G., 3:30, 4:10, 5:05, 6:18, 7:51
From the U.S. All-Round Weightlifting Association, USAWA: “The lifter will have loaded onto his/her shoulders a weight equal to 150% of bodyweight. The lifter will then carry the weight a distance of one mile. Gait is optional. Resting is allowed, but neither the lifter nor the weight may be supported. Records will be kept in both pounds and time. Should the weight be touched by any aide once the lift has begun, the event is terminated. The lifter may be handed refreshments during the lift.”
This is hard, and for many impossible. Start with 150% of bodyweight and see how far you can take it. Then, if not able to make the mile, rest and start again with largest load you estimate can be carried for a mile regardless of time. Post load, bodyweight, and time to comments.
For thirty minutes:
Five ring dips
Post rounds completed in thirty minutes to comments. E.G. 21 2/3 rounds. If you (still) don’t have rings perform 10 dips per round. Where needed, break each set of five into manageable chunks.
“When the arms bend, the power ends.”
Deadlift 5-5-5-5-5-5-5 reps
Post all seven sets and total to comments.
Back Squat 20 reps
Run 800 meters
Back Squat 15 reps
Run 800 meters
Back Squat 10 reps
Run 800 meters
Use same load for all three squat sets. Scored by dividing squat load (pounds) by time to completion (seconds). E.G., 315 lbs./720 seconds = .438
Complete 10 rounds of:
5 Handstand Push-ups
5 “L” Pull-ups
Handstand push-ups begin at shoulder stand, not headstand – use parallettes. On “L” pull-ups heels don’t fall below butt and legs remain straight. Chop up sets only where forced to. Post time to comments.
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps of the triplet:
Deadlift: 1.5 x bodyweight
Bench press: bodyweight
Clean: .75 x bodyweight
Set up three bars and storm through for time. Post time to comments.
Complete 30 rounds:
Left leg squat
Right leg squat
Complete workout whether or not you can perform the one-legged squat or muscle-up. Find a method of assistance if needed for either exercise. One legged squats are performed with the non load bearing leg held out straight in front.
Post time to completion in comments.
65-Pound Tabata Front Squat
Rest as needed between squats and sit-ups. Try to complete sit-ups in as few sets as possible. Tabata squat score is least number of squats in any of the eight intervals.
Post time as set count for first sit-ups, Tabata squat score, and set count for second set of sit-ups. E.G., “1,13,2”
5 X Rope Climb (5 distinct ascents)
10 Handstand push-ups
4 X Rope climb
8 Handstand push-ups
3 X Rope climb
6 Handstand push-ups
2 X Rope climb
4 Handstand push-ups
1 X Rope climb
2 Handstand push-ups
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