CrossFit Discussion Board  

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

Workout of the Day Questions & performance regarding CrossFit's WOD

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-01-2004, 08:23 PM   #1
Travis Mulroy
Member Travis Mulroy is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bethesda  MD
Posts: 89
I'm going to do today's WOD tomorrow, which calls for 5 rounds of 225lbs x 15reps on the deadlift. I know I can't quite do this, so should I alter the weight, or the reps, or both? In general, is it better to change one, or is it simply a matter of preference?
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2004, 11:25 PM   #2
Mike Minium
Member Mike Minium is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Oakland  CA
Posts: 860
Travis,

Seems like a matter of personal preference. I always prefer to get the required number of reps in, and thus if something's gotta give, it's the weight.

Mike
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2004, 11:35 PM   #3
David Werner
Affiliate David Werner is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Seattle  WA
Posts: 399
Travis

I wrote an answer to this question on our site,
http://crossfitnorth.com/ds/why_getstarted.htm

Dave Werner
Crossfit North
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2004, 05:12 AM   #4
Paul Theodorescu
Member Paul Theodorescu is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Quebec  Quebec
Posts: 685
I have the same concern for the same workout and I was planning on lowering the reps until I read those two replies.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2004, 07:36 AM   #5
Brian Gibson
Member Brian Gibson is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Big Stone Gap  VA
Posts: 424
You would probably surprise yourself. I didn't think I would be able to get the required reps on the dl at the required weight. I don't think I had ever done 15 reps of 225 on a dl. I was able to do it. I surprised myself. It hurt and it was mucho difficult, but I did it. Doing these WOs, I have really made some gains I didn't think I could. "Just keep on keepin' on."
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2004, 09:11 AM   #6
Travis Mulroy
Member Travis Mulroy is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bethesda  MD
Posts: 89
Thanks for the responses, and thanks for the link, David! Your website is great!
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2004, 02:30 PM   #7
Paul Theodorescu
Member Paul Theodorescu is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Quebec  Quebec
Posts: 685
Brian, what is your DL 1RM?
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2004, 05:22 PM   #8
Pat Janes
Departed Pat Janes is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 1970
 
Posts: 709
I must admit, I had a really hard time with "Diane - 21-15-9 reps of 225# DL and HSPU" the 1st time I did her; that doesn't sound right, but anyway...

It took a long time for me to finish, with many, many broken sub-sets.

But I think that WODs that include relatively heavy (for me) Deadlifts for high reps such as these, are one of the reasons that my 1RM DL keeps going up with no regular DL'ing.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2004, 07:34 AM   #9
Brian Gibson
Member Brian Gibson is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Big Stone Gap  VA
Posts: 424
Paul,

On the last WOD that had the DLs in the 3-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-1 scheme, I lifted 355lbs. That was a PR for me. My BW is around 173-175.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2004, 03:18 PM   #10
Paul Theodorescu
Member Paul Theodorescu is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Quebec  Quebec
Posts: 685
My BOW is ~150 and my latest DL was 290 (have done 315 a few years ago). So that's why I won't be trying 225. Hopefully by this time next year... :-)
  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
Full reps with rest vs. reps at lower weight Andre Leblanc Workout of the Day 4 08-08-2007 05:22 AM
Increase reps or weight??? Seth Hollen Exercises 7 06-06-2007 12:04 AM
Reps vs. weight Sean Manseau Exercises 10 01-10-2006 04:44 PM
Weight loss stalled, what to change next? Mike Ryan Nutrition 9 07-08-2005 03:23 PM
What if one doubled the weight & did 1/2 the reps in WOD? Ben Jackson Fitness 2 02-03-2005 07:54 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:44 AM.


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