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Christopher G. Woods 04-15-2010 03:44 PM

Re: I've got a Monster in my Pocket!!!
[QUOTE=Jay Rhodes;769571]Sounds easy when you break it down like that!
I may have to have a go at that one day when I'm feeling super human.
The thrusters would be where I'd slow down a bit. Pullups are pretty solid and running aint no thing.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, I think one of the big things that drives my improvement is that I judge myself by these theoretical times. No matter how good my time might be in comparison with the norm, if I don't hit something in the neighborhood of what I feel is possible I'm disappointed.

Christopher G. Woods 04-16-2010 01:53 PM

Re: I've got a Monster in my Pocket!!!
500m row

2 x each:

20 forearm to instep lunges
10 hip extensions
10 toes to bar
15 ft rope climb
10 ring dips


5 rounds
400m run
30 box jumps, 24"
30 wall-ball


****! This is more than 10 minutes over my PR. I just had no gas today. I think part of it is the weather. It was in the 50's when I went to work this morning and almost 80 when I came out, with a high that's almost 20 degrees warmer than yesterday. I also haven't been eating enough the past few days. ****! For some reason my "Kelly" and "Helen" times just keep getting worse and worse.

Christopher G. Woods 04-19-2010 03:58 PM

Re: I've got a Monster in my Pocket!!!
Sooooo, way back in January I pulled an unevenly loaded 510 lb. deadlift and pulled a muscle in my back. Since that time, I hadn't attempted anything over 405. Yesterday, 1 rep deadlift came up on rotation, and when I went to pull 465 I pulled the same muscle again. This causes two big problems. First, I'm not going to be able to do any pulling exercises for at least a week. Second, there's the distinct possibility that I will not be able to pull a max effort deadlift until after I have had the opportunity to properly rehab- which sure as hell isn't going to happen between now and regionals, and is unlikely to happen between now and the Games, should I make it there. Fun times! :ranting2:

400m run

2 x each:

10 lateral lunges
10 back extensions
20 abmat sit-ups
10 kipping pull-ups
10 scapular push-ups


ring dips

7:10 (PR)

Sean Dunston 04-20-2010 12:15 PM

Re: I've got a Monster in my Pocket!!!
Bummer, Chris-
I sure hope the back thing isn't serious.
Good luck getting it worked out before the Regionals!

Christopher G. Woods 04-20-2010 02:56 PM

Re: I've got a Monster in my Pocket!!!
Out of my hands now; I missed the cutoff for registration. I had been on the fence for personal reasons, talked myself back into it, then got hurt and decided to wait to see how I felt yesterday. Unfortunately, I thought the cutoff was at 8pm, but it was actually at 8am. Now, I'm at the mercy of the alternates list.

Christopher G. Woods 04-20-2010 03:31 PM

Re: I've got a Monster in my Pocket!!!
Trail run- short course

26:47 (PR)

By 1:13!

Christopher G. Woods 04-22-2010 03:35 PM

Re: I've got a Monster in my Pocket!!!
So, I got in for Regionals.


25-25-25-15-10 (quit with 2:45 left)

Could have got one more round in, but I was starting to tear. I don't feel like dealing with that this close to competition. Had a nice pace going through the first three rounds. Round three, I think I got on the bar too quick; round four was my hands.

Sean Dunston 04-23-2010 08:47 AM

Re: I've got a Monster in my Pocket!!!
Glad you got in, Chris.
You're gonna rock it.
Keep your eye on Jason Hoggan from my box -- he's a beast!

Christopher G. Woods 04-23-2010 04:39 PM

Re: I've got a Monster in my Pocket!!!
Oh, I know all about Jason. He would have podiumed at the Hopper this year, but his last deadlift got DQ'd. He's legit.

500m row

2 x 10 each:

sumo squat w/ rotation
hip and back extension
GHD sit-ups

3 rounds
100ft. walking lunges
50 squats
25 hip extensions


Rougher than advertised. This WOD is like "JT" for your lower extremities.

Christopher G. Woods 04-25-2010 12:22 PM

Re: I've got a Monster in my Pocket!!!
400m run

2 x 10 each:

OHS, 45#
hip extensions
GHD sit-ups
ring dips


deadlift, 225#


20 seconds over PR; boo! I had it up until the last set of HSPU's. I went to the wall with 1:48 on the clock and just couldn't get through it. Had to stop after 5 and rest for a second. I might be a little dehydrated and a little underfed. I've been taking it light this week because of the back, and not working out as much always throws off my food and water schedule. Also, my focus on increased volume has kept me from doing these short WOD's for a while, so my sprint speed has probably slipped a little.

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