Crossfit Update – Weekly Roundup

Tuesday 26th June

Shoulder Press
3 – 3 – 3 – 3 – 3 – 3 – 3

Colin – 35 – 40 – 42.5 – 45 – 47.5PB – 50PB – 52.5PB

I was really pleased with a big jump in PB here, my 1 rep PB was only 47.5 as well. Use of the hip swing makes a big difference here, though it does kind of feel like cheating.

Wednesday 27th June

Max reps in 2 mins

Row (cals)
Sit Ups
KBell Swings
Double Unders
Press Ups
Pull Ups
Rest 2 mins between exercises

Row/ SitUps / KBS / DU/ Pr Ups / Pu Ups / (KB load) / Scaling

Colin – 42 / 36 / 53 / 41 / 31 / 30 = 233 (20kg)

This chewed me up and spat me out. Fear the routines with built in rest, especially a 2 min rest! I don’t think I moved for about 10 minutes after this finished.

Friday 29th June

Fight Gone Bad – count reps in 3 rounds of:

1 min wall ball (20lb ball)
1 min sumo high pulls (34kg bar)
1 min box jumps
1 min push press (35kg)
1 min row for cals
1 min rest.

This all went badly wrong, Round 1 – Round 2 – Round 3:

86 – 53 – 56 = 195 (I think).

Last time (3rd May) I got: 84 – 71 – 70 = 225

Don’t know what happened to do so badly. I can only put it down to a very bad nights sleep in which I was up 3 times in the night. Meh.

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Andrew Greenberg 3 July 2007, 12:23 am

    Any hip swing in a shoulder press IS cheating. That would make it a push press or a push jerk, not a true overhead press.

  • Colin McNulty 3 July 2007, 9:12 am

    That’s what I thought, but apparently so long as the knees don’t bend and the legs remain rigid, it’s allowable in Olympic lifts.

  • MICHAEL LATCH 20 July 2007, 4:55 am

    Can you describe a “press up”…I think we must call it something different here in the States.

    Thanks, mate!

    Mike in L.A.
    http://www.valleycrossfit.com

  • Colin McNulty 20 July 2007, 5:56 am

    Lol sorry. Press up = Push up.

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