12 September 2016 – WeightLift(ed)

Yup. Its been forever. I have been training though, just not blogging about it.

Alot has happened since my last post. Had some good goals set, which included getting a sub 25 on the 5km.Managed to achieve that in the dead of winter which was pretty cool. But after that, kinda fell off the wagon and lost a bit of that fitness. That regression caused other goal related activities to suffer. Which wasn’t great.

I’ve realized that this is a really important part of my goal setting (motivation) process so it needs to be done again. Here’s what went down.

@ 50 kg

5 min EMOM
3 Deadlift
2 Power Clean
1 Front Squat

10 min EMOM
4 Deadlift
3 Power Clean
2 Front Squat

10 min EMOM (added 5kg = 55kg)
4 Deadlift
2 Hang Squat Clean

THEN

@ 40kg

3 Rounds:
Max Strict Press
Max Push Press
3 Split Jerk

So the aim of this exercise was to fatigue the shoulders, to give the illusion that you’re split jerking a heavy weight when you’re actually not. It really does feel like it’s super heavy. So it’s great for getting the body ready for heavier weights going forward.

After the 1st round you really feel it.

Round 1:
5 strict press
5 push press

Round 2:
5 strict press
5 push press

Round 3:
4 strict press
4 push press

Really effective workout. Posture has improved drastically as well since then.

5 January 2016 – Welcome Back Wolves

 

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Warmup:

2 rounds

200m run

10 push ups

10 windmills

10 spine twists

10 situps

 

Conditioning:

Floor Bench + Push Press

10 + 5-10 (depending on weight)

4 working sets (40kg)

 

WOD:

16 Minute EMOM

Minute 1: Row 15/13 cal

Minute 2: 15 KB Swings (30kg/20kg)

Minute 3: 15 Wall Balls (10kg/7kg)

Minute 4: Weighted Situps

At the start of each minute, do 2 burpees (No burpees on rower round)

Score: 10 (missed 5 cal on rower + 5 wallballs)

**Score is number of reps missed in the 4 round

22 December 2015 – Filthy Fifty

Warmup:

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

WOD:

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)

9 December 2015 – Strength Of A Wolf

Officially a wolf – signed up for Crossfit Wanderers. Awoooh! Excited for this new chapter of learning and growing 🙂

Warmup:
Oly Warmup
6 reps
2 rounds

Deadlift
Straight Leg Deadlift
Bent Over Row
2nd Pull
Upright Row
Front Squat
Press

1 lap run

Strength

Deadlift + Power Clean + Front Squat

10 + 3 + 3 @ 50% (35kg)

7 + 2 + 3 @ 60% (40kg)

4 + 4 + 3 @ 70% (45kg)

2 + 2 + 3 @70% (50kg)

1 + 1 + 2 @ 80% (60kg)

 

Burpees + Push Press + Pushups

14 + 5 + 5 @50% (30kg)

12 + 4 + 6 @60% (40kg)

10 + 3 + 7 @70% (50kg)

10 + 2 + 7 @70% (50kg)

10 + 1 + 7 @70% (50kg)

THEN

EMOM
6 minutes

7 Front Squat (80kg/60kg) (I did this @ 60kg)
70 Double Unders
7 – 10 strict pullups (Couldn’t even manage 3 in a row)

2 November 2015 – Blackline

Joined the Elites at Crossfit Blackheath for a real burner of a WOD!

Warmup:
6 Minutes

Even Minutes: Skips
Odd Minutes: Jumping jacks

THEN

16 Round Tabata (20 sec on || 10 sec off)
Box Step Ups

WOD:
10 rounds AFAP

3 Push Press (40kg)20kg)
3 Deadlifts (40kg/20kg)
3 Burpee Over Bar

Time: 6:39

THEN

3 Minutes: Max Wall Balls (Score: 60)

3 Minutes: Max Double Unders (Score: 124)

3 Minutes: Max Jump Squats (Score: 80)

 

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2 September – Wheelhouse

Strength
Strict press
1×5 70% (40kg)
1×5 80% (45kg)
1×2 85% (50kg)
1×3 90% (45kg)
1×1 100% (45kg)

I stayed at 45kg as the 50kg was causing me to lean back, which could result in a nasty back injury. So kept the ego in check by lowering the weight and focusing on technique.

Then:

Work up to Max weight for the complex
1 Thruster
1 Push-press
1 Push-jerk

I got to 60kg and failed on the push press at 70kg. Happy with that (for now).

WOD
3 rounds
60 Double Unders
30 Wallballs (10,7)
20 Deadlifts (80,50)
Level 2- (70,45) 20 Wallballs, 30 Double unders
Level 1- (50,35) 120 Singles, 20 WB, 15 Deadlifts

I loved this WOD! I think these movements are ‘in my wheelhouse’, as they say. It was challenging, but I felt like I could push it at an intensity that worked me but I could still think about my strategy for the next round/movements.With the double unders, I tried to get them unbroken as much as possible, but split it into 30-30(R1), 20-20-20 (R2) and 10-10-10-10-10-10(R3), Wallballs were split into 15 x 2 for round 1 and 10 x 3 for the remaining rounds. Deadlifts, were pretty easy so just had 10 x 2 on all rounds. Dunno if my time is competitive but I’m happy that I could smash that WOD 🙂

Time: 16:30 (Rx)

Core Cash out on your own time after class
Alternating Tabata (20 sec L sit, 10 sec rest then 20 sit up, 10 sec rest alternating between the two for 8 minutes)
L-Sit Hold on Pull up Bar
Sit ups (no arm throw)

Conditioning *optional if you want to do more work.
Rowing
3 Rounds
Row 250m
Row 500m
Row 750m
Rest 1:1

Didn’t get to the rowing portion but the core cashout, wow. Mid section for days! Great WOD 🙂 🙂 🙂

 

25 August 2015 – #CrossfitWeek Day 2

Day 2 of #CrossfitWeek at Crossfit Blackheath. I miss my home box, Crossfit RLS but it’s great to be introducing my friends to the Crossfit culture. Blackheath is a great place to do so.

Elites present:
Keenan
Devan
Kim
Mike D

Warmup:
Skip for 3 minutes

Strength:
5 x 20kg
5 x 30kg
5 x 40kg
5 x 50kg
5 x 60kg

WOD:
Rep scheme of:
3 || 5 || 7 || 13 || 17 || 21
30 || 50 || 70 || 130 || 170 || 210 (Double unders)
120 || 200 || 280 || 520 || 600 || 840 (single skips)

Double Unders
Box Step Overs (24″/20″)
Power Clean (40kg(A)/30kg/20kg)
Push Press (40kg(A)/30kg/20kg)

Score: 13.12 Push Press

The way it worked:
The numbers represent the round and how many reps you do.

30 double unders
3 box step overs
3 power cleans
3 push presses

THEN

50 double unders
5 box step overs
5 power cleans
5 push presses

And so on…

 

A great engine builder especially with all those double unders. I got to the round of 17 and almost finished the push presses. My calculations determine that was ALOT of double unders. 30 + 50 + 70 + 130 + 170 = 450!

Final night tonight!

2 July 2015 – On The Box!

Strength:
1RM on one of the 4 lifts that you haven’t done. Back Squat, Bench Press, Strict Press or Deadlift. If you are happy with what you gave done for your CF Total and Bench press do the below.

Alternatively do:

Warm Up
2 Rounds
10 Backsquats
10 Behind the neck Push Press (Snatch Grip)
5 Snatch
5 Clean & Jerk

20 minutes to work up to 1RM
Power Clean (70kg!)
Power Snatch (50kg!)

I’m REALLY happy with these numbers! The 70kg didn’t feel very heavy at all, so I’m stoked!


WOD:
Complete 3 rounds for time of:
100m Run
20 Alternating One Arm Dumbbell Power Snatch (20,15)
10 Burpee Box Jumps (24,20)
100m Run
Rest 1 minute
*16 minute time cap
Adv (30,20)

Time: 13:33 (Rx)