17.3 – Snatch ‘Em

Prior to 8:00, complete:
3 rounds of:
6 jumping chin-over-bar pull-ups
6 squat snatches, 20 kg.
Then, 3 rounds of:
7 jumping chin-over-bar pull-ups
5 squat snatches, 34 kg.
*Prior to 12:00, complete 3 rounds of:
8 jumping chin-over-bar pull-ups
4 squat snatches, 42 kg.
*Prior to 16:00, complete 3 rounds of:
9 jumping chin-over-bar pull-ups
3 squat snatches, 51 kg.
*Prior to 20:00, complete 3 rounds of:
10 jumping chin-over-bar pull-ups
2 squat snatches, 60 kg.
Prior to 24:00, complete 3 rounds of:
11 jumping chin-over-bar pull-ups
1 squat snatch, 70 kg.

*If all reps are completed, time cap extends by 4 minutes.
Note: Squat snatches or power snatches with overhead squats permitted.


I elected to do the scaled version of this WOD, purely because I haven’t snatched in a while and I did not want to risk messing up a shoulder on a 60kg attempt when tired. The scaled version is definitely not easy though. Even though the jumps in weight are considerably less, the time cap forces you to go quickly on the pull ups, so it becomes a sprint (almost a pure glycolytic workout). I ended up 4 reps shy of the 8:00 cut off (just about finished the last set of pull ups, but still had 4 snatches @ 42kg to go), which would have taken me to the 51 kg snatch and the 12:00 cutoff. but alas. There were a few time delays with the setup of weights in between rounds but I’m happy with my score, considering I was feeling a bit under weather before my attempt. My first 42kg attempt confirmed my decision to go scaled as I missed it completely – evidence of a rusty snatch technique.

Score: 104 reps – s

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18 February 2017 – Saturday Starter


5 Clean & Jerk @ 50kg

5 rounds of Cindy (5 Pullups | 10 Pushups | 15 Squats)

5 Clean & Jerk @ 50kg

4 rounds of Cindy  (5 Pullups | 10 Pushups | 15 Squats)

5 Clean & Jerk @ 50kg

3 rounds of Cindy  (5 Pullups | 10 Pushups | 15 Squats)

5 Clean & Jerk @ 50kg

2 rounds of Cindy  (5 Pullups | 10 Pushups | 15 Squats)

5 Clean & Jerk @ 50kg

1 round of Cindy  (5 Pullups | 10 Pushups | 15 Squats)

Time: 32 minutes

This was part of a partner WOD, the full one being 10 rounds of Cindy and going down in 2’s.

2 February 2016 – Helen(ish)

2nd month of the year already! Wooooo!

I have not consumed any meat, or (leavened) bread since January 10, and I must say, the effects are rather positive. Even in my training. Sometimes I feel like my heart is bursting out of my chest, but that kinda happens anyway. The past 21 days have been fueled by plants and it’s been really good!


B: Conditioning EMOM
16 Min EMOM
Odd: 15 Burpee Ball Slams 10/7/5kg
Even : 40/50/60 DU or Skips

c: Helenish Sprint 3 Rounds
3 Rounds for time:
Run 200m
21 KBS (24kg)
15 Goblet squats ( can use a weight plate ) (24kg)
9 Chest 2 bar/ pull ups/ ring rows

Time: 13:07 (Rx)


27 January 2016 – Measure. Observe. Repeat.

Today’s WOD was a revisit of my attempt at 14.2, two years ago. Back then, the best I could manage was a pitiful 25 reps. Not even past the first round. 10 overhead squats, 10 painful pull-ups, 5 overhead squats and my 3 minutes were up. I remember not being too happy that day.

Two years later and I’m happy to report some progress!


2 rounds (with a PVC pipe)

200m run

10 Overhead Squat

10 Pass Throughs

10 Overhead Squat


Overhead Squat


Overhead Squat @ 50% (Work on form)


WORKOUT 14.2 (& 15.2)

Every 3 minutes for as long as possible complete:

From 0:00-3:00

2 rounds of:

10 overhead squats

10 chest-to-bar pull-ups

From 3:00-6:00

2 rounds of:

12 overhead squats

12 chest-to-bar pull-ups

From 6:00-9:00

2 rounds of:

14 overhead squats

14 chest-to-bar pull-ups

Etc., following same pattern until you fail to complete both rounds

Score: 64 reps! (Rx) 

2014 is below…


My 14.2 score



7 January 2016 – Heat Wave Thursday


2 rounds:

1 lap run

10 Ground To Overhead (with plate)

10 Toe Touch Back Bend

10 Lying Twists

10 Bike Situps


Core Work:


8 minute EMOM

3 reps @ 40%

30 second Bridge

Focus on perfect form – shoulders back and driving with the heals


Option: Goat Work

Work on weaknesses

Option: WOD

“For Those Who Dare”


Goblet Squat (24 kg KB)

Sumo Deadlift High Pull (24 kg KB)

Double Unders

Pull Ups

Time: 13:31  (Rx)


22 December 2015 – Filthy Fifty


2 lap run
1 lap lunges
20 Toe Touch Back Bend
20 Push Ups


Filthy Fifty

50 Box jump, 24 inch box
50 Jumping pull-ups
50 Kettlebell swings, (24kg)
Walking Lunge, 50 steps
50 Knees to elbows
50 Push press, (20kg)
50 KB Deadlift (24kg)
50 Wall ball shots, (10kg ball)
50 Burpees
50 Double unders

Time: 32:04 (Rx)

17 December 2015 – FranAnnie


2 rounds

1 lap run
5 Deadlift
5 Romanian Deadlift
5 Bent Over Rows
5 High Pull Clean
5 Upright Rows
5 Front Squat
5 Push Press


“Pick A Lady”


  • Fran + Annie (These are coupled with a 4 minute rest in between)
  • Nicole
  • Mary
  • Cindy

I chose…



Thrusters (42kg/28kg)
Pull Ups

4 min rest



Sit Ups
Double Unders


Fran: 10:04 (Rx)

Annie: 12:38 (Rx)

14 December 2015 – Hey Ladies

It’s Ladies Week at Crossfit Wanderers! Eek!

Weirdly, this is the first time I’ve actually attempted these WODs. I now see why they’re part of the “Ladies”. They’re also the names of my Aunt and Mom – very appropriate 😉

2 lap run
2 rounds
10 Pull Through
10 Good Mornings
10 Lunges

Warrior Lunges
Pigeon Stretch

Row 1000m
50 Thrusters @ 20kg/15kg
30 Pullups


150 Wall Balls

Jackie Time: 12:22 (Rx)

Karen Time: 11:55 (Rx)

An excerpt from the Crossfit Journal, about these girls:


For time:

Row 1,000 meters
Thruster 45 pounds, 50 reps
30 Pull-ups

Not everyone has a rower, but “Jackie” is reason enough to buy one. A second round at 500/25/15 and a third at 250/15/10 make for a perfect workout.


Wall-ball 150 shots

Simple and elegant, “Karen”, has the effect of three girls. Mike Weaver’s 4:52 is the mark to beat. The target is at ten feet, the ball is 20 pounds, and each shot requires a full squat.

27 October 2015 – Obrigado


6 x 15m shuttlles
10 air squats
10 pushups


EMOM 2 (all the above within the minute)

Strict Press
1×8 65% (40kg)
1×8 70% (45kg)
1×6 80% (50kg)
1×6 85% (40kg)

I thought my strict press was 60kg, I guess I was wrong. What we also did was 5 strict pullups in between the sets of presses, which made them alot harder.

50 Double unders
25 Thrusters (40,30)
25 Pull-ups
Rest 3 Minutes
40 Double unders
20 Thrusters
20 Pull-ups
Rest 3 Minutes
30 Double unders
15 Thrusters
15 Pull-ups
Level 2- 35,25
Level 1- 30,15

Time: 22:36 (Rx)

That song by The Weeknd (Can’t Feel My Face) would be an appropriate soundtrack to this WOD. Except the lyrics will change to Can’t Feel my Legs. Managed to get the last round of 15 thrusters unbroken (what?!) thanks to Nuno (Obrigado!) – but couldn’t feel my legs afterwards. Not in a life threatening way – just in a redline WOD kinda way. Thrusters felt light after the strict presses as well as those heavy thrusters last week. Did 10-10-5, 10-6-4, 15 for the rounds respectively. And pull-ups seemed to get better even though my grip on my right hand was suffering. I spilt them up into 5s but broke them down to 3s and 2s the more tired I got. Definitely need to work on my grip strength. I was proper knackered afterwards, but it definitely felt like a #LevelUp in terms of my fitness. 😀