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Jay Rhodes 05-04-2010 12:16 PM

Re: Nik
 
Good stuff on Barbara today!! Way to push through the pain.

She's a real deceptive b i t c h!! Doesn't look like too many reps....built in rest....easy right?? :biglaugh:

Shane Atkinson 05-04-2010 12:55 PM

Re: Nik
 
As others have said already Great work with Barbara. I'll be giving it a go tommorrow. Not sure if I should scale or not, the fact that you said nausea hit already makes me wonder. What the hell, I have yet to meet pukie, may have to introduce myself.

Any tips for a first timer on this one? I'll be doing it after my Deadlift 5 rep max.

Nik Nichols 05-04-2010 01:28 PM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Shane Atkinson;778956]As others have said already Great work with Barbara. I'll be giving it a go tommorrow. Not sure if I should scale or not, the fact that you said nausea hit already makes me wonder. What the hell, I have yet to meet pukie, may have to introduce myself.

Any tips for a first timer on this one? I'll be doing it after my Deadlift 5 rep max.[/QUOTE]

Only tip is if you have to break don't go to muscle failure. Stop early grab a breath and go. As you saw on my times, a break will cost you big on Barbara. I hit round 4 and the situps suffered real bad. I though I was going to puke there and had to slow down and grab a breath and just that took my time into the 5min range.

Other then that go hard. If you get a head ache after that is natural with barbara. It is called the ''barbara headache'' of course.

Nik Nichols 05-04-2010 01:29 PM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Jay Rhodes;778931]Good stuff on Barbara today!! Way to push through the pain.

She's a real deceptive b i t c h!! Doesn't look like too many reps....built in rest....easy right?? :biglaugh:[/QUOTE]

Thans Jay, you are right, it always looks easy, just a glorified warm up right?!?!

Nik Nichols 05-05-2010 11:09 AM

Re: Nik
 
Five rounds of:
5 Dumbbell deadlifts
5 Dumbbell hang cleans
5 Dumbbell push presses
5 Dumbbell squats

1.30lbs
2.35lbs
3.40lbs
4.55lbs
5.65lbs F

we only have 40lbs DB's then on the 55lbs I had onehand curlbars with 25lbs plates on them. it was real clanky and awkward. I got brady to video the train wreck and he will post the last attempt. I was having trouble with the SP lock out and I had to position the weights on either side of my shoulder, real awkward. I dropped the bar with 2 reps to go on SP and Brady made me finish it anyway, I'm glad he did.
I should have gone with the bar like you said Ernie, but I had to try and see how bad it was going to be.

Bradt will post the video in a bit I can't wait to see how dumb it looks. I expect it to be hilarious.

Laurie Smith 05-05-2010 11:24 AM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Jay Rhodes;778931]Good stuff on Barbara today!! Way to push through the pain.

She's a real deceptive b i t c h!! Doesn't look like too many reps....built in rest....easy right?? :biglaugh:[/QUOTE]

I knew what that tramp was all about from the get go! :mad:

Ernie Guevara 05-05-2010 12:06 PM

Re: Nik
 
Good job on it nik!!! Sorry to hear your makeshift db didn't workout so well but atleast you now know what a bear complex feels like. Did your grip get tired?

Shane Atkinson 05-05-2010 12:30 PM

Re: Nik
 
Great job Nik. Way to push through even if it was awkward. Looking forward to seeing the video. Could use a chuckle or two.

Scott Jenkins 05-05-2010 12:47 PM

Re: Nik
 
Nice work with that damn rig Nik, we know what its like to use different kinds of equipment. I was practising the OH walk today in a small weights area just walkling backwards and forwards.

Nik Nichols 05-05-2010 01:24 PM

Re: Nik
 
3:00 break

Back squats
3x3
255
265
275lbs

Nik Nichols 05-05-2010 01:27 PM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Ernie Guevara;779519]Good job on it nik!!! Sorry to hear your makeshift db didn't workout so well but atleast you now know what a bear complex feels like. Did your grip get tired?[/QUOTE]
Grip was a tough one. After each set my forearms werewrecked.
[QUOTE=Shane Atkinson;779531]Great job Nik. Way to push through even if it was awkward. Looking forward to seeing the video. Could use a chuckle or two.[/QUOTE]
I hope he gets it up soon. I haven't seen it either.
[QUOTE=Scott Jenkins;779545]Nice work with that damn rig Nik, we know what its like to use different kinds of equipment. I was practising the OH walk today in a small weights area just walkling backwards and forwards.[/QUOTE]

HAHAHA, we are a bunch of die hards. You stacking benches to box jumps, Ernie doing them on steps. Me and my rig.

Jay Rhodes 05-05-2010 01:31 PM

Re: Nik
 
haha, I'm going to have to have a look at this video!!
These were nasty enough, I couldn't imagine doing them with makeshift equipment.

Leon Robotham 05-06-2010 02:02 AM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Nik Nichols;778718]"Barbara"

Five rounds, each for time of:
20 Pull-ups C2B
30 Push-ups
40 Sit-ups abmatt
50 Squats

1.3:58
2.3:55
3.4:18
4.4:11
5.4:44

on round 4 I hit nausea real bad on the situps, I didn't know if I'd have to stop to trow up. I didn't know if I'd finish or do round 5. But Round 5 was better.

Pullups unbroken c2b

pushups broke after round 1 to 10 5,5,5,5 I was hitting failure.

Situps ok till round 4.

Squats unbroken, sum sets slower then others.[/QUOTE]

Nice one mate, IMO Barbara is horrendously tough and probably one of the hardest benchmarks.

Nik Nichols 05-06-2010 06:10 AM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Leon Robotham;779867]Nice one mate, IMO Barbara is horrendously tough and probably one of the hardest benchmarks.[/QUOTE]

Thanks Leon, funny how BW exercizes can hurt like that.

Nik Nichols 05-06-2010 10:44 AM

Re: Nik
 
Complete as many rounds in seven minutes as you can of:
95 pound Squat clean, 10 reps
20 Sit-ups

The standard for the sit-up is feet anchored, back of the hands touch the ground above your head on the bottom, and hands touch the anchor at the top. No Abmat.


rx'd 4round's and 10cleans

I wanted 5 rounds and missed it by the situps. Good sprint.

Scott Jenkins 05-06-2010 11:37 AM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Nik Nichols;780135]Complete as many rounds in seven minutes as you can of:
95 pound Squat clean, 10 reps
20 Sit-ups

The standard for the sit-up is feet anchored, back of the hands touch the ground above your head on the bottom, and hands touch the anchor at the top. No Abmat.


rx'd 4round's and 10cleans

I wanted 5 rounds and missed it by the situps. Good sprint.[/QUOTE]

That WOD sounds fun, when I see it this morning I wanted to hit it, fine work Nik, 7 minutes must go real quick.

Ernie Guevara 05-06-2010 12:08 PM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Nik Nichols;780135]Complete as many rounds in seven minutes as you can of:
95 pound Squat clean, 10 reps
20 Sit-ups

The standard for the sit-up is feet anchored, back of the hands touch the ground above your head on the bottom, and hands touch the anchor at the top. No Abmat.


rx'd 4round's and 10cleans

I wanted 5 rounds and missed it by the situps. Good sprint.[/QUOTE]

Good job Nik, you almost had those 5 rounds!!!! I bet those cleans got you breathy and the grip tired huh? How many rounds of the cleans were you able to do unbroken? My goal when I do it is to not let go of the bar. I would rather brake up the situps than the cleans. Good job bro!

Jay Rhodes 05-06-2010 12:58 PM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Scott Jenkins;780185]That WOD sounds fun, when I see it this morning I wanted to hit it, fine work Nik, 7 minutes must go real quick.[/QUOTE]

It does. I was quite surprised how quick. It really is a sprint.

Laurie Smith 05-06-2010 03:29 PM

Re: Nik
 
I"m thinking I should get a whopping 1 round on this one. :rofl:

Nik Nichols 05-06-2010 03:30 PM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Scott Jenkins;780185]That WOD sounds fun, when I see it this morning I wanted to hit it, fine work Nik, 7 minutes must go real quick.[/QUOTE]
Thanks Scott it was great fun. It was a real sprint.
[QUOTE=Ernie Guevara;780201]Good job Nik, you almost had those 5 rounds!!!! I bet those cleans got you breathy and the grip tired huh? How many rounds of the cleans were you able to do unbroken? My goal when I do it is to not let go of the bar. I would rather brake up the situps than the cleans. Good job bro![/QUOTE]

3rounds unbroken, last round brok at 5 for a breath and go. Grip was fine at that weight. I slowed on the cleans after 5reps that is what got me. I'd clean and drop to a hang and get a breath and go. If it would have been hang power clean it would have been way faster.

Nik Nichols 05-06-2010 03:31 PM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Laurie Smith;780337]I"m thinking I should get a whopping 1 round on this one. :rofl:[/QUOTE]

You have better be kidding!!:)

Laurie Smith 05-06-2010 04:12 PM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Nik Nichols;780340]You have better be kidding!!:)[/QUOTE]

I'm debating on the weight to use...women's rx or men's rx.

Jay Rhodes 05-06-2010 04:46 PM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Laurie Smith;780355]I'm debating on the weight to use...women's rx or men's rx.[/QUOTE]

My gf just did it with 55lbs (cleans are pretty new to her), and got through 3 rounds + 8 squat cleans

So there's something to shoot for if you use a similar weight

Nik Nichols 05-06-2010 06:51 PM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Laurie Smith;780355]I'm debating on the weight to use...women's rx or men's rx.[/QUOTE]

It depends on your max, it is an all out sprint, you don't want to be waisting time staring at the bar.

Nik Nichols 05-06-2010 06:52 PM

Re: Nik
 
Late posting 3:00 break.

Hang squat snaches 3x3 with 65lbs working form.

5x1 front squat 205lbs.

DU practice.

Laurie Smith 05-06-2010 08:55 PM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Jay Rhodes;780365]My gf just did it with 55lbs (cleans are pretty new to her), and got through 3 rounds + 8 squat cleans

So there's something to shoot for if you use a similar weight[/QUOTE]

I ended up with 4 full rounds using 65. Those were so hard, I'm really sore and ready for that rest day.

Nik Nichols 05-07-2010 05:43 AM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Laurie Smith;780472]I ended up with 4 full rounds using 65. Those were so hard, I'm really sore and ready for that rest day.[/QUOTE]

Oh man, you said it. I am so freakin sore right now. My shoulder feel like minced meat. Legs are wrecked!!


Someone tell me I'm not the only one beat up from this cycle!!

Ernie Guevara 05-07-2010 08:17 AM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Nik Nichols;780586]Oh man, you said it. I am so freakin sore right now. My shoulder feel like minced meat. Legs are wrecked!!


Someone tell me I'm not the only one beat up from this cycle!![/QUOTE]

good thing I didn't do that wod then nik lol. My girlfriend convinced me not to do it today or yesterday. I'm just gonna do a double under ladder and the burgener warmup today to stay losose. What are u up to today?

Laurie Smith 05-07-2010 08:24 AM

Re: Nik
 
You're not. I'm sore all over!!

Nik Nichols 05-07-2010 10:02 AM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Ernie Guevara;780639]good thing I didn't do that wod then nik lol. My girlfriend convinced me not to do it today or yesterday. I'm just gonna do a double under ladder and the burgener warmup today to stay losose. What are u up to today?[/QUOTE]
ME? I don't know what I'm doing, foam rolling for an hour sounds good to me. I'm really sore.

What time is your comp tomorrow? Anything new posted?
[QUOTE=Laurie Smith;780645]You're not. I'm sore all over!![/QUOTE]

Oh man I'm glad, I'm wrecked. I woke up last night shoulders burning and my left hand asleep!!

Laurie Smith 05-07-2010 10:12 AM

Re: Nik
 
I've been noticing that my hands are falling asleep at night. I wake up in the middle of the night and have to shake them out a lot lately. :(

Nik Nichols 05-07-2010 10:21 AM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Laurie Smith;780698]I've been noticing that my hands are falling asleep at night. I wake up in the middle of the night and have to shake them out a lot lately. :([/QUOTE]

Me too, Mostly it is my last two fingers. I have never lost a whole hand befor. Any Ideas to why?

Laurie Smith 05-07-2010 10:58 AM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Nik Nichols;780705]Me too, Mostly it is my last two fingers. I have never lost a whole hand befor. Any Ideas to why?[/QUOTE]

I thought it was the way I was sleeping (on my side with my arms out), cutting off the circulation to my arm. I really don't know.

Nik Nichols 05-07-2010 11:08 AM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Laurie Smith;780728]I thought it was the way I was sleeping (on my side with my arms out), cutting off the circulation to my arm. I really don't know.[/QUOTE]

I thought it was the way I sleep too, but it isn't it is stiff muscles, right along with the ''FUZZ''. We need to strech!!:ranting2:

Nik Nichols 05-07-2010 11:10 AM

Re: Nik
 
WOD

Foam roll for 30min AMRAP

Shoulders, traps, back, latts, glutes, hams, calf's, quads.

Shoulder mobility streches. Ham and glute streches.

Marianne Urbanski 05-07-2010 04:05 PM

Re: Nik
 
[quote=Nik Nichols;780705]Me too, Mostly it is my last two fingers. I have never lost a whole hand befor. Any Ideas to why?[/quote]
last two fingers are innervated by the Ulnar nerve and it travels down the inside aspect of your arm, so it isn't uncommon to have pressure on that if you are sleeping funny!! That would make them both go "numb".. :)

Jay Rhodes 05-07-2010 04:23 PM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Marianne Urbanski;780878]last two fingers are innervated by the Ulnar nerve and it travels down the inside aspect of your arm, so it isn't uncommon to have pressure on that if you are sleeping funny!! That would make them both go "numb".. :)[/QUOTE]

I was going to say the exact same thing.
Probably just the way you're sleeping on it. I get that every now and then too. Sometimes a whole dead arm...next time I'll try a pushup! :rofl:

Nik Nichols 05-08-2010 06:38 PM

Re: Nik
 
"CrossFit Total"

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

squat 295, just short of 300 my pr. My legs were the limiting factor.
Sp 125, not close to pr. Shoulder and left arm sore
Deadlift 335lbs new PR

Total 755
PR on total by 5lbs.


[QUOTE=Nik Nichols;744127]Back squat, 1 rep
Shoulder Press, 1 rep
Deadlift, 1

squat 285lbs(129K) stopped there to not push my back. No PR
SP 140lbs(63.5k) mached my PR
deadlift 325lbs(147.4K) PR by 5lbs

I stopped the squat there for my back. I didn't feel I should push it . It felt fine squating but I could feel a little bit unracking and reracking.[/QUOTE]

Nik Nichols 05-08-2010 06:40 PM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Marianne Urbanski;780878]last two fingers are innervated by the Ulnar nerve and it travels down the inside aspect of your arm, so it isn't uncommon to have pressure on that if you are sleeping funny!! That would make them both go "numb".. :)[/QUOTE]

Cool, I'm glad it isn't anything real major.

Nik Nichols 05-09-2010 06:18 AM

Re: Nik
 
"Jerry"

For time:
Run 1 mile
Row 2K
Run 1 mile


looks like I'll miss this one. No way i can run with Martin there. I'd have to leave him alone at the shop, not going to happen.


My prayers are with you and your Familly Jerry.


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