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August 17, 2011

CrossFit WOD

Max Effort: Squat Clean 5×1

21-15-9

Burpees
Sumo Deadlift High-Pull (95/65)
Box Jumps (30/24)

Last week, I 3-repped my previous squat clean max of 115 pounds.  I was excited as to what today may hold after my back squat PR on Monday.  I quickly worked my way up from 65-95-105-115 pounds.  I put on 5 more, knowing that would be my new PR.  120 pounds.  1st attempt…no problem.  It actually seemed easier than I expected it to.  OK, so how high can I go?  5 more pounds added.  125 pounds…got it!  I wasn’t as easy but if felt like I had more in me.  5 more pounds added.  130 pounds…not so much.  Howard said I got it up high enough, just didn’t drop under it.  So I tried a few more times.  Both Brannon and Howard said I had it, just had to commit to dropping under the bar.  Unfortunately, my brain got in the way and I started to get scared of dropping under that much weight.  Oh well…I remember when I had that problem with 115 pounds and I obviously got past it, so I’ll get past this one, just not today.  I am very happy with my 10 pound PR today!

As for the WOD, the numbers on the board were deceiving.  The average time was around 11 minutes, but Howard said it should be an 8 minute WOD.  Brannon put a 15 minute cap on it saying that everyone should finish in 10 minutes or less.   Fortunately, I was able to fix yesterday’s food/supplement issues and I was ready to go.  It didn’t sound like a lot of leg work, but after yesterdays wallballs and running and the squat cleans…my legs started revolting in the 15s.  I pushed through it as much as I could.  Howard hit it right on the head.

Time: 8:06 Rx

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