CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Workout Logs
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Workout Logs Post your logs here!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-26-2012, 09:44 PM   #2361
Erin Davidson
Affiliate Erin Davidson is offline
 
Erin Davidson's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Philadelphia  PA
Posts: 2,948
Re: The Erin Experiment

Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick Haskell View Post
Yup. Both are to blame. If I don't at least do some stretching on my recovery day, I'm a hurting unit the next day. On the getting back into sprinting front, I was given some advice that has worked well for me in my old age: start out by sprinting uphill. You get a similar benefit for force development, but your strides are naturally shortened, limiting the potential for causing the injuries that occur when you work hard in the extended range-of-motion, which is not found with most other forms of conditioning work, whether that's prowler pushing, longer runs, or even a series of would-be sprints mixed in with some barbell fun or pullups.
Hey there, Patrick! Nice to see you back at it! I love running hills - but have trouble finding them in Philly. That said, it's something that I'll be working on come the Fall.

------------------------------

WEDNESDAY.

Evening - just power snatched a bit, up to 47kg, and with VERY short breaks (as close to a minute as I could load my bar). Then power clean to push jerk - only up to 66kg - On the last push jerk I felt my leg pull a bit.

Should have done a metcon today but things just didn't work out that way... oh my - the days of multiple BREATHINGS are coming.

GOOD SLEEP 8 hours!

THURSDAY.

A good training day I had good company (Anna, Lesha, and moi - with Heckman, Ave, Maddox, Tuck, and Simon running around) and we played bluegrass (so all was right with the world).

Snatched, up to a close miss at 52kg - but this was the heaviest I've gone lately with my leg feeling the way that it is - instead got to drop down and do 3 singles at 50 (something I actually really enjoy and should do more often - I love to be able to move a weight better on a given day - sometimes over moving MORE weight). All of the 50kg felt very fast.

Then, Clean - no jerk since I push jerked baby weight yesterday (LAME) - up to 73kg EASY and then just couldn't make 75kg (my current PR) happen again. I'd wager that a few things could get better but in any case, I did some Clean Pulls at 70kg, then 75kg - these felt so weak that I was kind of glad my first attempt at 73kg was so easy-feeling.

Back Squat, only up to 211lbs. a few times... I filmed it because I was curious about how my depth was given the fact that I'm not actively using a bounce... that said, I may start doing that especially on my speed days - it's essentially what happens when I really land my cleans well.

SPEAKING OF WHICH, I'd like to land a clean like the Chinese - big pull and fly under as you can - it's been a long time since I've thought about anything other than pulling big.

My programming changes next Monday to front squatting 4x a week (um, ok) - but I'm really excited about Oly is feeling/going lately.

Tomorrow - SQUATTING, LICENSING, SWIMMING, KOREAN FOOD, MASSAGE, BATMAN, and SLEEP - then FOOTBALL - honestly? My life is incredible.
__________________
Strength Anywhere is Strength Everywhere.
My Log - Crossfit Center City - Other Things
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2012, 06:35 AM   #2362
Abbey Sangmeister
Member Abbey Sangmeister is offline
 
Abbey Sangmeister's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Philadelphia  PA
Posts: 70
Re: The Erin Experiment

I know of some great hills. Still in Philly but a quick train ride away

Sounds like you have the perfect day planned. If you ever want help on swim technique let me know...I used to assistant coach.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2012, 03:17 AM   #2363
Meghan Reid
Member Meghan Reid is offline
 
Meghan Reid's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Philadelphia  PA
Posts: 2,475
Re: The Erin Experiment

Best/worst hills ever - quick run down Kelly Drive to East Falls. LEGS MEET DEATH.
__________________
Strength is more than just the number of plates on the bar. It is everything that is overcome with each lift. - Liz Edmonds My log (WFS).
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2012, 03:35 PM   #2364
Erin Davidson
Affiliate Erin Davidson is offline
 
Erin Davidson's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Philadelphia  PA
Posts: 2,948
Re: The Erin Experiment

Swimming, Hill Running - a CrossFitter's Dilemma... choosing what to start not sucking at first!

FRIDAY

Pause squat triples up to 145lbs. Pretty doable. Pretty weird day. Was supposed to go swimming but I guess my license is important. Hopping all over New Jersey. Did get to go see Batman (important). Did get to go to Tinto (also important) - although... it's a real shame if you read what happened the next day.

SATURDAY

Was puking until right up until I was supposed to leave for the cert. No fun. SERIOUSLY. So, I didn't leave and I stayed home, watched bad movies, and begged Angie for updates on CFCC's CFGeneration teams (she obliged cause she's nice) and when I wasn't sleeping - drank broth and ate a little rice. UGH.

SUNDAY

CROSSFIT FOOTBALL CERT. There should definitely be a football emoticon.

Also. All the glute things. And a lot of hip ABDUCTION - interestingly enough. Gotta experiment with this kind of thing.

The WOD was basically, some manual restriction work (crab and butterfly) followed split clean and jerks on both legs (amrap in 2 minutes) - yay for using 135lbs! MAN GRACE SOON? - and sprints (which apparently I'm not THAT crappy at even when I still have "crazy quad syndrome". A few rounds of that on like NO FOOD. I thought Chris was gonna eat me alive.

Things I learned about my jerk - my front foot needs to be better at being ok with leading forward.

Things I loved the most about the cert - all the dynamic warm-up variations, most especially cross-sectional spiderman variants

MONDAY

Lots of sleep (yay) - but then couldn't train til the evening.

Snatch, up to 56kg - not bad for being really sick over the weekend - watching really fast lifters makes me a LOT faster (under the bar anyway)

Clean, up to 70kg - something made my clean REAL tired over the weekend - skill work? - glute work?

Front Squat triples - up to 75kg - a little slow here, that's probably why it's my MAX CLEAN. Used the bounce intentionally but really tried to direct the knees out of the bounce.

TUESDAY

5 hours of sleep.

Coached for 3.

Then trained for like 3 1/2.

Power Snatch - up to 46kg and then decide to stick with Klokov pulls - or... CHINESE pulls (as I will now call them). I went up to 45kg with the pulls and they did seem to get better - I worked at the end on NOT trying to throw my head back.

Clean and Jerk - up to 68kg for the jerk with a few split jerks on both legs thrown in there for good measure.


I think, unfortunately that I should always plan on Tuesday sucking a little... my back's feeling a little funky.

WEDNESDAY - the hope is, do some metcons, maybe make up for the front squats and clean rdl I didn't do today (trying to make the program THE PROGRAM).
__________________
Strength Anywhere is Strength Everywhere.
My Log - Crossfit Center City - Other Things
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 08:42 PM   #2365
Erin Davidson
Affiliate Erin Davidson is offline
 
Erin Davidson's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Philadelphia  PA
Posts: 2,948
Re: The Erin Experiment

TUESDAY, 8/6/12

Training was fasted today - until 2pm. Not too bad giving the fast.

Klokov/My favorite Chinese pulls - two attempts at 45kg. Felt very good but with straps I just couldn't finish quite enough to keep the bar over my head once I landed underneath it (4th pulls in the drill). I love how FAST these make me feel.

Clean and Jerk - up to a heavy single at 72kg (the most I've done since back to lifting is 73kg (a match for my previous PR). 72kg felt AWESOME. I worked on stepping my right foot out a little more confidently and committing with the head as much as possible. I attempted 74kg three times and got the clean ( a BIG DEAL - this is ONE kilo below my max ) but just couldn't make the jerk. It's kind of a trust issue. After this, Jim thought I should go for a Clean PR if I couldn't make the jerk. I racked 76kg (would have been a PR) well - but got too relaxed in the squat to stand back up (INFURIATING).

Front Squat, up to 85kg - good, but not my best. I failed at 88kg. I then did a few more singles at 80kg (a little slow at the top but I was able to think about my knees a lot more at that speed).

Clean Grip RDL - up to 75kg x 3 x 3. Always feels so DIFFICULT to get my hamstrings to do what they should.

MONDAY, 8/5/12

Snatch, up to 52kg. Failed... So, started to try out some doubles (I was working with short rest all day today just to see how I'd feel). I ended up doing 51kg and then a minute later doing it again. Felt pretty good Even if it wasn't really my best day ever.

Clean and Double Jerk - couldn't really go to heavy here - just felt strange. I believe I got up to 65kg at least... maybe more? I might have to ask Jim - I just can't remember.

Front Squat, for speed. Only up to 70kg.

SUNDAY, 8/4/12

Rest and clean up a lot of stuff.

SATURDAY, 8/3/12

Strange day. Felt funny to get under the bar. Snatch, Worked up to 52kg I believe.

Clean and Jerk. I know it was at least 70kg... but I think I failed about that.

Back Squat, up to 211lbs.

FRIDAY, 8/2/12

I feel like there was something I did on this day that kept me from training but I can't remember what it was.

THURSDAY, 8/1/12

Pretty sure this was an O-lifting day and it was not that great - my right glut was bothering me. Last week was a rest week from metcons (just couldn't handle it mentally with lots of things happening).

This week will be different
__________________
Strength Anywhere is Strength Everywhere.
My Log - Crossfit Center City - Other Things
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 03:46 AM   #2366
Patrick Haskell
Member Patrick Haskell is offline
 
Patrick Haskell's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Winchendon  MA
Posts: 4,365
Re: The Erin Experiment

Nice-looking oly program. With that kind of focus, I sense a steady diet of PRs in your near future.

BTW, what are chinese pulls?
__________________
45 / M / 5'10" / 175# CF Workout Log
CF Blog (wfs, but quiet these days)

Last edited by Patrick Haskell : 08-08-2012 at 03:52 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2012, 10:12 AM   #2367
Erin Davidson
Affiliate Erin Davidson is offline
 
Erin Davidson's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Philadelphia  PA
Posts: 2,948
Re: The Erin Experiment

Patrick - I've got a video of me doing them - I'll try to upload it next time.

-----------------------------

WEDNESDAY, 8/8/12

First time deadlifting in a while. And YAY for doing it a normal session.

up to 180 x 3 for a few sets.

AMRAP 5 minutes of 5 Clean and Split Jerks (switch legs, clean and jerk Left, clean and jerk Right) - 5 Toes to Bar - @123lbs. got 5 Rounds and 1 C and J.

-----------------------------

THURSDAY, 8/9/12

Snatch off the Blocks - a bunch of times up at 49kg - REALLY good for me. Jim said my finish was better than he'd ever seen it.

Clean and Double Jerk - up to 65kg - legs "feeling" the jerk better than they have been - front foot getting better. I'd really like to be able to double 70kg.

Snatch RDL - a total of 21 reps - triples up to 68kg x 3 - that's super fun to do and know you can do. It's also very funny to watch how slow my Snatch Deadlift can get.

Front Squat with pause - 71kg for a triple - feet facing more forward than normal and hip ER feels very good - like WEIRDLY good.
__________________
Strength Anywhere is Strength Everywhere.
My Log - Crossfit Center City - Other Things
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2012, 08:30 PM   #2368
Erin Davidson
Affiliate Erin Davidson is offline
 
Erin Davidson's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Philadelphia  PA
Posts: 2,948
Re: The Erin Experiment

Quote:
Originally Posted by Erin Davidson View Post
Funnily enough... Tonight at 730pm... I did WOD 11.5 (incorrectly labelled below as 11.6) and I did two reps better on an inch thick bar. Who knows what can be said or my rib but - my training gets no credit (this year or last!)

As such, for the next three Games sessions I'll be doing this WOD... Just to do it
WOD for today after a little ring dip, push-up, pistol work - just reminding the body what it should do but I will say this - doing a metcon before my metcon has ALWAYS helped me and I felt like the first 3 minutes of this 7 minute amrap were CRAZY fast. I ended up PRing by 11 reps - I got all the way through the round of 12 and did 11 thrusters of 15. Chest to bar pull-ups were in 5s and 3s.

MONDAY - I start Whole30 with Arrus - fun times!

Tomorrow, squatting and Chipper - and then I MIGHT be tempted to do "Nicole" - if so, I'm gonna go waaaay easy this upcoming week on the volume.
__________________
Strength Anywhere is Strength Everywhere.
My Log - Crossfit Center City - Other Things
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2012, 09:46 PM   #2369
Meghan Reid
Member Meghan Reid is offline
 
Meghan Reid's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Philadelphia  PA
Posts: 2,475
Re: The Erin Experiment

Quote:
Originally Posted by Erin Davidson View Post

MONDAY - I start Whole30 with Arrus - fun times!
BAG OF POTATOES AT WORK! ALL THE POTATOES!
__________________
Strength is more than just the number of plates on the bar. It is everything that is overcome with each lift. - Liz Edmonds My log (WFS).
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2012, 12:14 PM   #2370
Erin Davidson
Affiliate Erin Davidson is offline
 
Erin Davidson's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Philadelphia  PA
Posts: 2,948
Re: The Erin Experiment

They definitely need a dancing potato icon. Maybe a lot like this: (WFS) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvNp98ESebw

------------------------------

SUNDAY, 8.12.12

BACK SQUAT with Record, up to a peak of 180 x 3 (felt pretty good - could have tripled a little more probably or done it a few times but I know I'm going to be squatting 4 other times this upcoming week). Kept toes forward on these - though they sometimes inched out (externally rotated at the ankle), this felt good. I should make it my goal to triple 205 quickly at some point. That'd be a PR.

Then, the OUTLAW monstrosity: (sorta WFS)

I can and SHOULD be stronger than I am - that would have helped a lot in this metcon. I got 3 pistols plus a lot of fiddling with the GHD machines in 20 minutes. I used 165lbs. on the deadlift and went through them in 4 x 5.

For time:

30 Box Jumps 30/26″ - good, steady. Used 26 1/2 inches.
20 Deadlifts 315/205# - 165lbs. + belt. The goal was to not be dead from these.
30 T2B Did fine stringing two sets of 8 together... then lost the kip (I thin mainly cause my hands felt like they were gonna rip - should practice these for "unbrokenness" - they should be more automatic.
20 DB Push Press 50/35# - use KBs - 10 presses, then 5 then 5. Not bad, but should have taken shorter breaks are maybe gone straight through given the rest of the WOD
30 GHD Situps - These are awful, I need to do them more often.
20 Row for Calories - Bearable. Weird. 700ish for the pace. I can pull much harder but didn't want to tax myself here. (read: I gave up?)
30 Alternating Weighted Pistols 25/15# (DB) (only had time for a 20lb. dumbbell and a few singles, back definitely feeling fatigued.
20 Burpee Box Jumps 30/26″

Some thoughts? This isn't THAT bad... and I feel pretty good right now. Combos I need to work on? Repping deads and T2B (a good grip combo), adding in weighted pistols wouldn't be too terrible either - I think GHDs mainly just need some tabata work.
__________________
Strength Anywhere is Strength Everywhere.
My Log - Crossfit Center City - Other Things
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Interesting Experiment John Anthony Fitness 9 11-27-2007 10:17 AM
NHE Experiment and IF Question Rob McBee Nutrition 6 11-27-2005 10:18 PM
Pushup experiment Ben Kaminski Exercises 10 11-19-2005 04:14 PM
Josh's Nutrition Experiment Nicole Carroll Nutrition 104 03-16-2005 06:57 AM
Paul's Nutrition Experiment Nicole Carroll Nutrition 27 02-21-2005 08:08 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.