Monday, August 29, 2011

Crazy Workout!!

3 Rounds for time of:

10 Dumbbell squat cleans (Men 45 lb dumbbells, Women 30 lb dumbbells)
20 Dumbbell push press
30 Lateral jumps over bench

My time: 13:48, not rx at all

I started out thinking I would do this as Rx'd. Then I realized that doing squat cleans with those heavy DB's, there was no way I'd be doing lateral jumps over the bench when my legs start to fatigue. I was able to do them in the warm up, but it was a close call a few times and I wasn't even exhausted yet. So...I decided to jump over a barbell, and still do the Rx weights.

Well, well, well. I got into the workout, did 10 squat cleans, and then struggled to lock out on the second push press, so I scaled to 20# weights. Still a tough WOD and still kicked my butt! Whew!!!

Wendler Shoulder Press
warm up sets: 5-5-3 @ 35-40-45
work sets: 3-3-3 @ 60-70-80

Had to fight for that third rep at 80. Wow!!!


  1. Dumbbell workouts are always such a crap shoot for me too -- I feel like I never know what load I'll be able to handle. It varies so much more than with just the barbell. And I gotta say DB push presses are a challenge for me as well, I don't know what it is!

    Shoulder presses are looking good! I am seriously considering a Wendler cycle after our next move in November...

  2. nice to see a person who are doing the same as me :) telling her own ''adventures'' with crossfit :) although mine is on danish :) i will change to english when om the up coming days :)!

    Please go see my site latest on wednessday and it will be changed to all english !:) have a nice day :) keep up the good work

  3. Hi Charles! Thanks for commenting. I'll check out your blog now!