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Old 02-06-2008, 11:10 AM   #1
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Quick Lynne question...

I'm a newb to CF, and I am amazed at the results/progress. So far, I am smacking old times, reps, and loads in the face. I saw the discussion that Lynne produced the last time she came up. So I know the protocol of rest. Great, that surely helps my rep count. Here is the question.

Since I decided to increase the bench press weight from my previous Lynne (first go around was 115lbs) to 135lbs I decided to pace my reps on that exercise. IE: instead of doing max reps to failure each time I got under the bar, I decided to stop at a rep count where I had more in me, so I wouldn't jeapordize my production in the last 2 or 3 rounds. Is that a fine way to work Lynne, considering it is a max rep WO?

My first Lynne (at this point I was under the impression rest was only allowed between sets, not exercises, I read up on that the day of Lynne)
115lbs BP/PU
23/8
13/6
10/5
6/4
6/3
58/26 - total 84

Today's Lynne (rested between sets and exercises, 2 to 4 minutes, also the rest between exercises and my kipping is better helped the PU's)
135lbs BP/PU
12/12
12/12
11/10
9/9
9/9
53/52 - total 105

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Old 02-07-2008, 01:39 PM   #2
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Re: Quick Lynne question...

I am no expert, but until now no one responded so here is my $0.02. I think you should not hold back and go all out each round. Also you should only rest between rounds. BP and PU are done back to back and then take 2-4 min rest.
you can watch a demo of this WOD in demo section:
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:27 PM   #3
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Re: Quick Lynne question...

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I am no expert, but until now no one responded so here is my $0.02. I think you should not hold back and go all out each round. Also you should only rest between rounds. BP and PU are done back to back and then take 2-4 min rest.
you can watch a demo of this WOD in demo section:
w/f safe Lynne
Alexander,

Thanks for the response. Not a lot of feedback on this one.

Listen. I will tell you this. After reading all the info on Lynne when she came up in mid January, I can tell you for a fact that you do not have to go straight to the pull up without rest. They even questioned the video that you have posted. After all, they said that Lynne is a MAX rep WO. Take as much rest as you like.
By that, I would assume I can use strategy to get my max reps. Which is what I did. It sure isn't like I don't have DOMS.

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Old 02-07-2008, 02:35 PM   #4
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Re: Quick Lynne question...

Ryan, that's fantastic progress.

This thread cleared things up...sort of.

According to Lynne Pitts (moderator and WOD namesake), there is no requirement to start pullups right after bench press. While the workout calls for max reps per round, the WOD is scored on total reps. If you leave one or two reps on the bar in round one, that might lead to another five or six total reps. Leaving a little in the tank each round will probably lead to a higher score as opposed to killing yourself in the first round (which I tend to do).

Next time I'm going to take a break between BP and pulls and leave a couple on the bar to see where I end up.
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:52 PM   #5
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Re: Quick Lynne question...

Thanks for the input Gant.

I'm really blown away by the program. The variance is amazing.
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:05 PM   #6
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Re: Quick Lynne question...

Hmmm... I see... Thanks Gant...somehow I missed that thread. I will try it that way on Sat, although I like it better the old
way. Now it will feel more like Bodybuilding workout . Last time I did 52/85=137.

P.S. I also had issue with Brendan's bad form on BP on demo video
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:28 PM   #7
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Me too. It turned into one of the harder workouts for me. I'm going to try it and see. If I don't like it, I'll go back to the old way.
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Old 02-07-2008, 08:38 PM   #8
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Re: Quick Lynne question...

LOL...the "Old" way (as in, for the last 4 years, since the workout was created) is with no specfied time period.

The "new not-as-Rx'd" way is with the couplet back-to-back.

So, y'all are going to try the old way, and then go back to the new way...
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:29 PM   #9
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Re: Quick Lynne question...

Couple it... comon... you want the pain!
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:49 AM   #10
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Re: Quick Lynne question...

Since Coach did not specify rest times or if the WOD is done in couplets, it is your choice. You can get a great workout regardless of how you do it.
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