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Nik Nichols 06-24-2009 11:02 AM

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[QUOTE=Scott Jenkins;613311]Some strong deadlifting there Nik and your doing planche's now, thats a tough hold to get, all the extra core work must be paying off.[/QUOTE]

NO, my feet were on the ground hands in the rings. I wish I could do 30 seconds. I can only mannage a couple of seconds on the rings, now that Bradymade the paralletes, we will see what I can build up to.

Elizabeth Terris 06-24-2009 11:12 PM

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I like the planche work I am going to have to try that. I am trying to be strict about getting to bed before 11:00 seeing that it is a wee bit later than that... TTFN.

ET

Scott Jenkins 06-25-2009 06:19 AM

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[QUOTE=Nik Nichols;427067]CFWUx3with 25lbs
Complete as many rounds as possible 20 minutes of:
95 pound Thruster, 5 reps
95 pound Hang Powercleans, 7 reps
95 pound Sumo Deadlift High-pull, 10 reps

6 rounds plus 1set thrusters,1set power cleans, only 2 sumos when time was called.

800m run[/QUOTE]

Yes you have done it before Nik I found it on your log.

Nik Nichols 06-25-2009 06:25 AM

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[QUOTE=Elizabeth Terris;613690]I like the planche work I am going to have to try that. I am trying to be strict about getting to bed before 11:00 seeing that it is a wee bit later than that... TTFN.

ET[/QUOTE]

Sleep is your friend, I say that and I am looking at about 5and 1/2 hours from last night. I have got to get more sleep.

Nik Nichols 06-25-2009 06:44 AM

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[QUOTE=Scott Jenkins;613775]Yes you have done it before Nik I found it on your log.[/QUOTE]

How... where did you find that?!?!? I looked on the 27th of DEC. twice..... uuuggg like I said on your log I'm just not that bright.:confused:

Scott Jenkins 06-25-2009 06:50 AM

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[QUOTE=Nik Nichols;613789]How... where did you find that?!?!? I looked on the 27th of DEC. twice..... uuuggg like I said on your log I'm just not that bright.:confused:[/QUOTE]

If you click on the date on main site the date before will come up. 20th October 2008, so I just went to that date on your log. Your brighter than you say Nik, you just think really fast.

Nik Nichols 06-25-2009 06:54 AM

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[QUOTE=Scott Jenkins;613793]If you click on the date on main site the date before will come up. 20th October 2008, so I just went to that date on your log. Your brighter than you say Nik, you just think really fast.[/QUOTE]

Thanks, I'll take that.

Ernie Guevara 06-25-2009 08:05 AM

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Hey Nik, its ok if you just bull your way through workouts and not have such a thorough strategy to them like Scott and many others do. I tend to do a little bit of both. In some wods i can figure out how long one round might take me depending on the exercises and on some wods i don't even bother thinking of it because of the combination of movements it has. I think the important thing is to go all out either way but also know how to ease up just enough to be efficient and not burn out halfway through.

Don't beat yourself up about it. Just try picturing yourself doing the workout before you actually do it to have somewhat of an idea on how to beat it.

Nik Nichols 06-25-2009 08:15 AM

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[QUOTE=Ernie Guevara;613833]Hey Nik, its ok if you just bull your way through workouts and not have such a thorough strategy to them like Scott and many others do. I tend to do a little bit of both. In some wods i can figure out how long one round might take me depending on the exercises and on some wods i don't even bother thinking of it because of the combination of movements it has. I think the important thing is to go all out either way but also know how to ease up just enough to be efficient and not burn out halfway through.

Don't beat yourself up about it. Just try picturing yourself doing the workout before you actually do it to have somewhat of an idea on how to beat it.[/QUOTE]

Thanks Ernie,even if I look at the clock to see what time the round took, I forget it as soon as I look away, I just dont retain it during the workout. It is amazing to know someone can think and calculate during a workout, I only thing about trying to keep going andf not hurt myself. I'm very simple in a workout, not by choice, but by nature.

Nik Nichols 06-25-2009 11:02 AM

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Complete as many rounds as possible 20 minutes of:
95 pound Thruster, 5 reps
95 pound Hang Powercleans, 7 reps
95 pound Sumo Deadlift High-pull, 10 reps

CFWU x 3 no weight, reworking form.

8 rounds at 19:50, couldn't get the bar up off the ground for a thruster.


That was tough!

Scott Jenkins 06-25-2009 11:04 AM

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Thats a massive improvement Nik, well over a round quicker than in October, I think having that score to beat pushed you on.

Nik Nichols 06-25-2009 11:10 AM

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[QUOTE=Scott Jenkins;613933]Thats a massive improvement Nik, well over a round quicker than in October, I think having that score to beat pushed you on.[/QUOTE]

Yes that was it exactly. It is so hot here, in the 100's it was tough to keep going, all the thrusters and cleans up broken, first and 6th round of sumos unbroken.

But like you said, I new what I did last time, and I had the stop watch right infront of me, so I almost was like you on watching rounds and time. It was more like knowing how much time I had left and how many rounds I needed.

And I didn't use the rack to rest the weight on, so I wasnt putting the bar all the way on the ground during the thrusters. I probably would have if i had the rack in front of me. Same with the cleans.

Nick Harris 06-25-2009 11:26 AM

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[QUOTE=Nik Nichols;613932]Complete as many rounds as possible 20 minutes of:
95 pound Thruster, 5 reps
95 pound Hang Powercleans, 7 reps
95 pound Sumo Deadlift High-pull, 10 reps

CFWU x 3 no weight, reworking form.

8 rounds at 19:50, couldn't get the bar up off the ground for a thruster.


That was tough![/QUOTE]

Awesome job Nik! I'll be giving this a go this afternoon. I was thinking it would be a really tough WOD, now you got me nervous! :D

Nik Nichols 06-25-2009 12:58 PM

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[QUOTE=Nick Harris;613950]Awesome job Nik! I'll be giving this a go this afternoon. I was thinking it would be a really tough WOD, now you got me nervous! :D[/QUOTE]

Thanks Bud, it was tough like they all are, the sumo's are the key. Use the hook grip, it helps.

Nik Nichols 06-25-2009 01:18 PM

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3:00 break
Box jumps. got up to 34inches, missed at 45, I think I can get it if I'm fresh. I will try next week.

Scott Jenkins 06-26-2009 07:44 AM

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[QUOTE=Nik Nichols;614030]3:00 break
Box jumps. got up to 34inches, missed at 45, I think I can get it if I'm fresh. I will try next week.[/QUOTE]

Wow Nik that must be almost a chest height box jump :D

Nik Nichols 06-26-2009 07:45 AM

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[QUOTE=Scott Jenkins;614407]Wow Nik that must be almost a chest height box jump :D[/QUOTE]

et to Brute?:rofl:

Scott Jenkins 06-26-2009 07:46 AM

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[QUOTE=Nik Nichols;614408]et to Brute?:rofl:[/QUOTE]

Is that French Nik, or a US saying? not heard it before

Nik Nichols 06-26-2009 08:34 AM

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[QUOTE=Scott Jenkins;614411]Is that French Nik, or a US saying? not heard it before[/QUOTE]

Julius Ceasur said it to Brutus when he was assinated, Brutus was in on and helped kill him. He turned to Brutus as he died and sait ''you too Brutus?''

Nik Nichols 06-26-2009 08:37 AM

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Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
Run 400 meters
Max rep Pull-ups

6 round ans 1/2 a run, and only 94 pullups.

I was dieing today. I tried, but just didn't have it. No excuses.

Scott Jenkins 06-26-2009 08:40 AM

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I get it now Nik very good. Im doing Nicole over the field later with a tree and my goal is 100 pull ups, not sure if I will find a tree that I can kip on though.

Great effort still after yesterdays hard WOD, thats left me with a lot of aches

Nick Harris 06-27-2009 08:03 AM

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[QUOTE=Nik Nichols;614433]Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
Run 400 meters
Max rep Pull-ups

6 round ans 1/2 a run, and only 94 pullups.

I was dieing today. I tried, but just didn't have it. No excuses.[/QUOTE]

Good morning Nik. Wonderful result, I wouldn't beat yourself up. That is a lot of work in 20 minutes.

Nik Nichols 06-27-2009 08:49 AM

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[QUOTE=Scott Jenkins;614435]I get it now Nik very good. Im doing Nicole over the field later with a tree and my goal is 100 pull ups, not sure if I will find a tree that I can kip on though.
Good luck with todays.
Great effort still after yesterdays hard WOD, thats left me with a lot of aches[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Nick Harris;614910]Good morning Nik. Wonderful result, I wouldn't beat yourself up. That is a lot of work in 20 minutes.[/QUOTE]

Thanks Nick, I'm not to mad, I just have done better, off day I guess.No big deal.

Nik Nichols 06-27-2009 08:53 AM

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Two rounds of:
Right arm barbell push-press 12 reps
Left arm deadlift 12 reps
Run 800 meters
Left arm barbell push-press 12 reps
Right arm deadlift 12 reps
Run 800 meter

push press 60lbs
deadlift 95lbs
time 29:51

the runs killed me. This heat is killing me. Last run was nothing more than a glorified high stepping walk. If this heat continues like it is, all my runs and workouts will be suffering. There is real world application for you. We will see how it goes.

Anyway what a ballence exercize. I remember one PP where I caught it at the top on one leg and the other leg was out for ballence, only when I brought the weight down did my leg come back down.:rofl:


Oh hook grip was key on the deads. Couldn't have done it with out it.

Scott Jenkins 06-27-2009 09:54 AM

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:rofl: Glorified High Stepping Walk, was your arms still pumping hard Nik, that tickled me. Great work on getting the [B]2 ROUNDS[/B] done. Sounds also like a form of Olympic Karate lifting with the leg movements.

Melissa Whittle 06-27-2009 12:19 PM

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[quote=Scott Jenkins;614953]Great work on getting the [B]2 ROUNDS[/B] done. Sounds also like a form of Olympic Karate lifting with the leg movements.[/quote]

:yeahthat:

I would love to have witnessed that WOD! Love all the balance work. We are having the hottest Texas summer that I can remember. Good job at keeping a run going, even if it's a "glorified high stepping walk" :rofl: - I know how bad that feels right now. :notworth:

Nik Nichols 06-27-2009 01:59 PM

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[QUOTE=Scott Jenkins;614953]:rofl: Glorified High Stepping Walk, was your arms still pumping hard Nik, that tickled me. Great work on getting the [B]2 ROUNDS[/B] done. Sounds also like a form of Olympic Karate lifting with the leg movements.[/QUOTE]


Thanks, But yea, I tried not to stop running, it was tough in this heat. But I kept moving. And hey after that workout I figured uot that if I'm walking in a forrest with 60lbs trees and I'm carring a pint in one hand and the trees start falling I can PP the drees and not have to put my pint down!
[QUOTE=Melissa Whittle;615030]:yeahthat:

I would love to have witnessed that WOD! Love all the balance work. We are having the hottest Texas summer that I can remember. Good job at keeping a run going, even if it's a "glorified high stepping walk" :rofl: - I know how bad that feels right now. :notworth:[/QUOTE]


Thanks, That was the goal, to keep going, it was tough. Fun workout though.

Nik Nichols 06-29-2009 10:58 AM

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"CrossFit Total"

Back squat, 1 rep
Shoulder Press, 1 rep
Deadlift, 1 rep

Squats 275lbs
SP 135lbs
Deadlift 275

Man what a wierd workout. I didn't get much sleep, my son has really bad alergies and didnt sleep. I feel rough, my alergies are bad, face is puffy. No energy.

So I go back to total, wondering if I'll even do it. I didnt have the mental readyness as usual. I was wearing the wrong shorts to be squating and deadlifting in. They were getting tight at the bottom. So I only mached my last squat weight, I could have done more, but didnt.
SP I last time got 120, or 125. gouldn't get 135 past my head, just hovered there. Today, shoved it up nice and steady, kind of easy.

Deads were the same as squats, I just wanted to match last lift, couldnt get higher, but tried.

Good inspite of myself.

Nick Harris 06-29-2009 12:21 PM

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Way to push through it brother. I hope you kiddo gets to feeling better.

Camille Lore 06-29-2009 12:53 PM

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I hear ya buddy- my face is all puffy (partially from allergies) and I have no energy....

Love the image of the high stepping walk. You're a tough man to keep going in that heat and do some ballet to boot! :smiley_ev

Nik Nichols 06-29-2009 12:59 PM

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[QUOTE=Camille Lore;615846]I hear ya buddy- my face is all puffy (partially from allergies) and I have no energy....

Love the image of the high stepping walk. You're a tough man to keep going in that heat and do some ballet to boot! :smiley_ev[/QUOTE]

HAHA, don't tell Kelly about my risky moves!!

I must say she is right though.

Nik Nichols 06-29-2009 01:14 PM

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3:00 break

It was cut short, I only had time for a WALL hand stand for 1:20.

Nik Nichols 06-29-2009 08:18 PM

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Got some good info and training on clean and jerks. Turnes out I was/am cutting my drive short and not completly opening my hips and the jump.
We did a really light ''Grace'' 20k bar. and pounded ot rep after rep. I know i ended up doing 40 or 50 reps to get the form down.


And oh yea, Tuesdays WOD, more running..... REALLY?!?!?!?:ranting2:

Nik Nichols 06-30-2009 08:50 AM

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10:00 break,

well I built my 2 pood bar. curl bar with 5 plates on it to 72and 1/2 lbs. it will hold with the rope I put on it. I can get it up high enough, it will be a slowish calculated swing. It is a lot of weight.
I see pullups suffering today.

Scott Jenkins 06-30-2009 09:02 AM

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[QUOTE=Nik Nichols;616340]10:00 break,

well I built my 2 pood bar. curl bar with 5 plates on it to 72and 1/2 lbs. it will hold with the rope I put on it. I can get it up high enough, it will be a slowish calculated swing. It is a lot of weight.
I see pullups suffering today.[/QUOTE]

That sounds horrible Nik, I would like to see a picture of the 2-pood bar

Nik Nichols 06-30-2009 09:14 AM

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[QUOTE=Scott Jenkins;616346]That sounds horrible Nik, I would like to see a picture of the 2-pood bar[/QUOTE]

I'll see what I can do, I'll try to get Brady to get a pic on his phone. I'm use to the rig, i have done it before it is the weight that is worrysome.

Nik Nichols 06-30-2009 10:07 AM

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2 Attachment(s)
WFS

"The Rig" 2 pood Kettlebell

Ernie Guevara 06-30-2009 10:14 AM

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lmao thats freaking awesome Nik!!! Wish i had one of those at home. Good luck on eva buddy, you can handle it as long as you use a lot more leg/hip power than shoulders.

Nik Nichols 06-30-2009 11:35 AM

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"Eva"

Five rounds for time of:
Run 800 meters
2 pood Kettlebell swing, 30 reps
30 Pull-ups

time was 56:34

I had to scale after the third round, the ''KB'' was pulling my chest down and over the top, I couldnt keep upright, I dropper 10lbs after the first 10 reps on round 4, then dropped 5lbs after reps 20 on round 4. Finished with 57 and 1/2lbs.

Oh forst 30 pullups on rings, second round alternating from pullup bar to rings 10 bar, 10 rings.10 bar. Brady and I had to go at the same times. So I used both.

Nik Nichols 06-30-2009 11:37 AM

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[QUOTE=Ernie Guevara;616404]lmao thats freaking awesome Nik!!! Wish i had one of those at home. Good luck on eva buddy, you can handle it as long as you use a lot more leg/hip power than shoulders.[/QUOTE]

I did my best, but had to scale for form. Yea, we rig where we have to, but it gets the job done. I like it it makes me laugh, we call it ''Rocky'' style!!


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