Rest Day/ Make -up
What are your TOP 5 WODS
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1. Has to be badger. That was such a tough, good workout.
2. Diane. Will probably be Fran at some time but for right now it’s Diane. Plus it has handstand pushups.
3. Tillman. What a crazy WOD. What an incredible human being.
4. Tabata. How can something using no weights be sooo hard.
5. Heavy power cleans. I love that movement. Doing it always reminds me of when I was a kid watching clips of Barry Sanders throwing arounds crazy weights.
There are two types of WODs to consider – those one does best & those that are toughest. I’ll focus on the second:
1. Filthy Fifty – the WBs and burpees always drain me
2. Murph – 1 mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, 1 mile run
3. modified Cindy – 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups, 15 squats on the minute for 20 minutes
4. 4/27/10 WOD – 30 HSPUs, 40 pull-ups, 50 KB swings, 60 sit-ups, 70 (that’s 70!) burpees
5. Just about any AMRAP because it forces me to find the right mix between speed, endurance, and strength.
Bob – quick note of respect your McGhee number was great – awesome job – go get it!
Thanks, Jeff – my arms feel two inches longer today.
Oh, and I must say – your McGhee results inspired me – I used your DL weight as a target. Thanks for setting the standard, buddy.
There’s a theme to mine- anything that kicks me in the mouth, as Kerber so eloquently said. I tend to like the longer WODs. Slow, painful death.
1. Badger- Craig beat me to the punch! Squat clean is my favorite movement, and it was such a taxing yet totally rewarding WOD. I can’t imagine how much harder it will be the next time I do it- this time without a trusty pull-up band
2. Annie- she is my nemesis! ARGH! But God- I love her!
3. McGhee- before yesterday, it would have been in my bottom five WOD’s (just ask Kerber- I psyched him out). But yesterday it was awesome.
4. Air Force WOD/Bobby’s “7/11″ (Bear complex/burpees x 5)- as much as I hate burpees, both are great kick-your-ass kind of WOD’s.
5. Kelly (400 m run, 30 box jumps, 30 wall balls)- just plain kills you.
Forgot- the family (Nate, Kerber, Q, me and Matthew) did Helen this morning. 11:58 as Rx’d. Got to learn how to run faster…not sure how I do that. Big thanks to Nate for pushing me on that last set of pull-ups. Ashley- great to see you this morning!
First – Great work this a.m. Matthew, Nate, Q, Ashley and GS – all but Ashley did Helen and ditto GS saying thanks to Nate for pretty much screaming (aka primal) everyone to the finish – great push!
Helen 10:28 as RxD – legs felt heavy – couldn’t run well – might have something to do with McGhee yesterday.
Second – top five WODs – good question and response will require some reflection and research – for anyone keeping track i will post later today. JK
OK Here goes:
(Heros first – all due respect to the Ladies)
1. Badger – i’m with Craig – enough said.
2. Daniel – i’ve never done it and am afraid of the day i need to.
3. Fran – any WOD with its own Crossfit T-shirt deserves to be on the list.
4. Filthy Fifty – i love the demo video.
5. Fight Gone Bad – just a great name for a WOD.
Honorable Mention – Michael – because first (and only) WOD i’ve done with Carlos on my back.
Being a newbie, I don’t have a lot of experience to pull from yet, but I will say that I enjoyed McGhee yesterday even though it kicked my hinny.
Who am I kidding? They all kick my hinny, but I keep plugging away.
I am looking forward to getting better acquainted with all of the WODs over time.
I’m going with the top 5 WOD’s that would make the perfect week of CrossFit. Not so much the hardest or the easiest for me, but just a great string of WOD’s in a row.
Day 1: “CrossFit total”- Just so I am fresh and it will put me in a good CF mood for the rest of the week
Day 2: “Tabata Something Else”- this is just amazing to me in it’s simplicity and yet it tears me down to pieces
Day 3: “Fran”- No explination necessary
Day 4: “30 Muscle-ups” – I cant wait until I can string about 7-10 of these things together, then this WOD becomes a met con
Day 5: CrossFitter rescue mission, rescue from Globo Gym. This is the one we did earlier in Feb. The only reason I like this one is because I enjoyed writting the story line.
Mike – I had a dream last night that I was doing muscle-ups for time. Is that weird? I could be because I was trying to visualize them and think about what I needed to do to get my first.
Craig – the last thing you want to do is put your dreams in front of the whole world to analyze – or is that just me? JK
Visualization is the first step to success.
My workouts at Crossfit have improved my raquetball game so much!
I was never able to get the ball to go anywhere with my back hand swings…now they hit the front wall and my confidence with the whole game is better.
Thank you Mike!
14:20 Helen (that’s my mother’s name – I think she’s trying to get back at me for my rebellious teen-age years) – replaced 400m run w/ 50C on Airdyne – used 53# KB for first time and blue bands for p-u. Coulda, shoulda done better.
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