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Deb Weber 08-20-2009 05:03 AM

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[QUOTE]10 rounds for time
10 KB swings @ 55#
10 knees to elbow from rings
15:00 min[/QUOTE]

I've swung the 52# kb once - is there a way to control the downward part?? Is it just gravity? When that things coming down, it's coming DOWN;)...

(last Sat. 20 singles alternating arms w/16kg just SLEW me. Soreness STILL in my upper back and adductors...didnt see THAT one coming!)

Thank you Linda.

Diane Dennis 08-20-2009 05:14 AM

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Today - 08/20/09
6AM group workout on the North Shore with Patrick

Oh boy. Not a good day. I was unprepared for my workout and it showed.

Normally, every other Thursday, I have a 6AM nail appointment so I work out with the noon North Shore group. I was just ready to leave for my appointment when I realized it had been changed to Saturday. I looked at the clock and calculated that if I could change into my workout clothes in under two minutes, I could make it to the North Shore in time for the 6AM workout. So I ripped off my clothes and threw on some poorly matched workout duds and sped off in the little black car. As I was driving, it occurred to me that I had not eaten anything and had not drunk my normal quantity of water. "Hmmm..", I thought, "Maybe it won't matter". Yikes!! It mattered!! I went into muscle failure on every exercise, felt dizzy several times and did so poorly that I'm not even going to post my results. It was an absolute mess.

I'm feeling fine now and have learned a very valuable lesson. I'll be at the gym tomorrow to get it back in gear!

[B]Tom[/B] - 45 minutes?!?! Sounds like complete torture! I think I would have been crying at about 30 minutes. :crybaby0:

[B]Terry[/B] - I remember when it was just us four as well. I also remember your first avatar. You looked big and tough and I knew you would be a CrossFit beast. You also had a lot more clothes on back then!!

[B]Charlie[/B] - Can you imagine living in the days before freezers?

Charles Pyke 08-20-2009 06:22 AM

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[B]Tom[/B]...no shame in taking vitamin I for limited one time uses, especially to get to sleep. I do the same thing.

[B]Deb[/B]...for the down swing with the heavier KB's, you have to stay tight, abs, back, the whole core or else it can become quite uncontrolled and may potentially cause some injury if you try to save it at the last second. You go girl with those heavier KB's! :super:


Was just thinking how fortunate we all are. We may intermittently have some problems, aches, and pains, but on the whole we are doing pretty well. My daughter-in-law's dad (just a little older than me) was, in the last year diagnosed with diabetes and also just had coronary bypass surgery.

Terry Dickman 08-20-2009 07:04 AM

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[QUOTE=Charles Pyke;647991][B]Tom[/B]
Was just thinking how fortunate we all are. We may intermittently have some problems, aches, and pains, but on the whole we are doing pretty well. My daughter-in-law's dad (just a little older than me) was, in the last year diagnosed with diabetes and also just had coronary bypass surgery.[/QUOTE]

Charlie...that's the truth...my wifes best friend's husband just pass, only 61. Was a Vietnam Vet, worked his whole life and just retired 6 months ago. He was diagnosed with cancer about a month after he retired...it took him fast. Life is too short...Carpe diem!

Diane Mahoney 08-20-2009 08:17 AM

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Dang! You guys are strong! :eek:

I always do my 6 AM workouts fasted. I eat when I get home around 7:15.

We did 1000meter row x 3.

My times:

4:40ish (a good guess based on when the guy next to me finished)
4:36.8 (learning to pay attention to the time)
4:31.8

The thing-a-ma-bob was set at 8. Two trainers have said I'm good at rowing. I sure wish I liked it.

Charles Pyke 08-20-2009 09:14 AM

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Diane...try setting the damper to 4 or so.

Diane Mahoney 08-20-2009 09:27 AM

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[QUOTE=Charles Pyke;648156]Diane...try setting the damper to 4 or so.[/QUOTE]

And then I can smoke everyone?! :) That'd be fun! I will turn it down next time. Maybe it would be more fun that way.

I am looking forward to rowing 500 meters so I can find my benchmark.

Mark Ervi 08-20-2009 10:17 AM

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This Thread is a Zoo of Great FUN! Thanks for posting everyone. Keep it up.

Took a Rest Day Wednesday

Today
Did CFWUx3 w/assisted dips
Ran 6 mins. on treadmill

Did Push Press 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
I did 115-120-125-130(f)-130(f)-120(f)-115-115-115-115-115

Both times that I was under the 130 I felt confident I would get the lift, but could not lock it out. Both efforts zapped me, and I could not get 120 after that.

Did OHS
2 sets 10x45lbs.

Did 10 pull-ups w/added 20lbs.

Rowed 5 minutes

Jay Szerencsy 08-20-2009 06:15 PM

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Yesterday's WOD

Push press 10x45, 3x65, 1x85, 1X90, 1x95, 1x100, 1x105, 1X125 fail

I added too much weight at the end because the 105 seemed easy. It sort of creeps up on you. I am sure I can do 115 next time.

Does everyone clean the heavier weight or do they have it handed to them or take it off a rack?

Today's WOD

20 minutes bike
20 minutes run
30 minutes pool.

Tom Rolen 08-20-2009 07:29 PM

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Steve: I hope that you are getting sleep

Everyone, nice work on the front squats and push presses. I can not, and I mean can not perform front squats or push presses.

8-20-09 Workout

5 Rounds with the following reps 10; 8; 6; 4; 2
Squat 225lb
One Arm DB Bench 80lb
One Arm Row 100lb
One Arm DB Military Press 60 left/50 right

TR


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