Friday’s QOD

10
Aug

Friday’s QOD

What makes a workout “tough”?

โ€œRandyโ€
75 Power Snatches (75/55#)

Compare to May 3/11

Some of the ladies in our Prep Course working hard

162 Responses

  1. Andy

    Mobility
    400m run

    WU x 1

    Burgener Warm Up x 2 power snatch

    Strength: power snatch

    WOD โ€œRandyโ€
    75 Power Snatches 75#
    Time: 6:08

    400m run

  2. Maria

    Strength Power Snatch
    35×3 45×3 55×3 65×2 75×2 80x 2 (PR) so excited for that, I had struggled at the games to get 1 rep at 75.

    WOD Randy @ 45#

    Time = 7:20

    PR 2:01 min and used 35# last time. Great job doing this Rx Elba and Chantal!

    1. Lora

      Nice job Maria! Congrats on your Snatch PR AND your PR on the WOD. 10# more and 2 minutes faster is great progress! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Chantal L.

    WU x 1

    Burgener WU x 2

    PRactice Power snatch 3×55, 3×65, 3×75, 2×75, 1×85

    WOD Randy as RX’d : 8:26 … 1:22 PR from Aug. 2010

  4. Chantal Guerette

    QOD : I try to spot someone a little stronger/faster than me and I try to keep up with that person !! Thanks Evan and Rob for pushing me without knowing it… well you know now ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. WU x 1

    Burgener WU x 2

    Power snatch
    3’s 45-55-65
    2’s 75-75

    WOD

    Randy as RXโ€™d : 7:28 โ€ฆ 1:05 PR from May last year~~

    Nice class!! Good job coach Ron!! Maria Impressive with your 80 lbs snatch today, you are amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. QOD: There are no tough WODs, only challenging ones. Its only “tough” in your mind. Mental grit is the name of the game

    MOB
    Strength Power Snatch x3
    45-65-75-85-95 (Shoulder started to hurt a bit so stopped)

    WOD @ 55# (Kept it light…I am NOT re-injuring my shoulder/elbow)

    T:6:42

    Great job 7:00 AM’ers
    Thanks for taping up my rip and for the great coaching Ron

  7. Gillyon

    Warmup
    Power snatch (3s) 15-35-55-65 (going too wide on the 65…so I dropped back down to 55)

    WOD @ 45lbs
    Time 6:37

    This was a humbling WOD. I was hoping to do rx’d but seeing how my technique was on the 65lbs..I thought 75 reps would probably lead to injury. Then, I was aiming for under 6 minutes with a lighter weight….blah.

    Great work 7amers. ๐Ÿ™‚

    QOD – With crossfit there are different types of “tough”. The WODs that I find mentally tough are the ones that the reps increase, such as 9-15-21 or WODs that require just one movement such as Randy, Grace and Karen. For the physical aspect of “tough”, if I leave the gym and didn’t find the WOD tough…I question whether I pushed myself enough.

  8. Lora

    QOD: Any workout that gets me out of my comfort zone….and seriously, that can be ANY WOD. On paper, a workout can look “not so tough” but add in that magic ingredient called intensity (while maintaining proper form) and that workout will kick your butt! Why do you think we AMRAP or do workouts “for time”? If you had all day to do Fran, would you even break a sweat? Go hard! Go heavy! Go fast! Get uncomfortable ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. WUx1 (8×30# pullups then butterfly kip progression)
    Burgener WU x 2

    Strength Power Snatch x3
    45-65-75-85-95-105-115(believe this could be a PR of #10, need to start writing down Oly #s)

    โ€œRandyโ€
    WOD Rx -Time: 7:28
    For the record I hollered out time before Elba ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Chantal L.

      I’m pretty sure I heard her first… Jus sayin!! I’d rather be on her side… don’t mess with Elba this morning! She’s the boss!

    2. Really I hollored out time before Elba??? someone is asking to sleep in the couch tonight :)!!! and Chantal you are a smart girl!! and yes babe we both finish at 7:28 deal with it hehe!!

  10. Amanda

    QOD: All Crossfit wods are tough, that’s why we get results. But ones that are harder than others for me are ones that have my goats. They get to me mentally and I have to push harder to get it done. And to not cry. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. QOD: Besides doing a wod that focus on weaknesses, I believe any WOD I lose proper breathing makes for a tough wod. Ex; starting out too fast could make a 10min wod seem like 30 mins where good controlled breathing can make a 30min wod feel like 10 mins.

  12. Kevin

    QOD: Tough wods for me are short ones. They force me to push extremely hard and usually become oxygen deprived. Prairie Fire is one that comes to mind or the Burpee/KBS from last Friday. Longer workouts have a pace and you can regulate your breathing a little better.

  13. Rob B

    Wux1ย 
    Burgener warm up x2

    Strength. ย Power snatch
    55 65 75 85 95

    WOD. ย “Randy”
    75 power snatch’s I did 55lbs
    In 6:54

    Rob B
    Is Monday’s stretch class REALY Speedo Monday?

  14. Tom

    wu as posted
    worked on light power snatch
    45,55,65,75,85,95.
    lower back was a little tight and did not want to pull it.

    WOD at 65
    6:05
    first 30 unbroken. really feel like i should have went with the 75 Rx on this one.
    protecting the back was probably not a bad idea either.
    Ron thanks for the tips and the push, it really helps.
    nice job 7 am’ers, lots of intensity this morning.

  15. Valรฉrie Arseneau

    WU x 1

    Burgener WU x 2

    Power snatch
    3โ€ฒs 15-20-30-40-45-50-50-55
    at 55 the technic was getting sloppy so I stopped

    WOD

    Randy at 35#
    Time : 10:52

    Legs were so sore it was hard to get that hip pop going. Today’s WOD really help me nail down the technic. Next time if not so sore, try 40 or even 45!

    QOD What makes a workout โ€œtoughโ€?
    When you need to go mind over body to keep the technic in order or to simply keep going! A confirmation of a though workout is the level of sore-ness 2 days later … lol

  16. Chantal Guerette

    Mobility
    WU x 1
    Burgener WU x 2

    Power Snatch
    3 x 20-25-35-40-45

    WOD “Randy”
    75 Power Snatches at 25#

    Time : 6:20

    I think it was my first time doing Power Snatches so I wasn’t sure about the weight. In the middle of the WOD, I think I really got the technic and I probably could have done it at 30# instead. Ha well, next time ๐Ÿ™‚

    Great job everybody !!!

  17. Christine Bachmann

    Mobility
    Burgener WUx2
    Power Snatch:
    3×40-45-50-55-60 (didn’t have time to finish)
    WOD: “Randy”
    75 Power Snatches @45
    Time: 7:52

    I’ve never done power snatches before in a WOD….I must say, I kind of like “snatches”! Sorry Terry! LOL Thanks Ron for the awesome coaching and for taping my hand (and my hand thanks you as well)!! Good job everyone!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Lora

      Well done Christine! Snatches are fun. ๐Ÿ˜‰
      You did great on the WOD, in spite of it being your first time with that movement in a workout.

  18. Heather S

    QOD – What makes a workout โ€œtoughโ€?
    Considering how I feel this morning, apparently wod’s with “Katadhin” in the name!!

  19. Michelle

    WU x 1

    Burgener Warm Up x 2 power snatch

    Strength: power snatch 20-25-30-40-50-60

    WOD โ€œRandyโ€
    75 Power Snatches 35#
    Time: 7:44

  20. Maria

    QOD: For me it’s really tough when I’m doing a WOD I’ve done before. It’s like the pressure is on for a better time, I find I’m so excited and nervous before I start and it’s a race against the clock!

  21. Joanna

    Randy Rx’d @ 55#
    6:30

    PR of 2:38 from May/11 and exactly 2 years ago today when we did Randy I only finished 65 of the 75 reps in the 10 min cap. Cheers to progress!

    Hope to see many of you tomorrow for the beach WOD/camping!

    1. Michelle Doucet

      Great job Joanna!
      Also, fantastic article yesterday. We climbed Kathadin ONCE, not twice, and I found it challenging!

  22. Heather S

    MOB
    WU X 1
    Bergener

    Strength – power snatch
    15-25-35-45-55-65-75-80 (mostly x 3 ’til 75)

    WOD: Randy
    75 power snatches (RX 55# or 60%)

    Time 7:07 Rx (last time 35#’s)

    QOD: Any wod with a goat (especially running for me) and the goat turns out to be the “break” in the wod ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, I find the longer wod’s tougher than the quick wods.

    Great job 3:15 – we were few but mighty!

  23. Kevin

    Front squats x2
    135-185-205-215-215-215-215-215

    A few power snatches

    Randy as Rx’d
    4:15

    A small PR, so I’ll take it.

    Note to future self: You’re not tired. Pick up the damn bar!!

  24. mobility
    wu x 1
    Burgener warm up x 2 (group)
    strength – Power snatch x 3
    15, 25, 35, 45, 50×2, 50, 45 (have to work on my form some more fun sharing the bar Leesa)

    WOD : Randy
    15 min cap
    75 Power snatches (35#)

    Time = 6:21 (drop the weight from last time in may I used 45 and did not finish had 51 reps 10 min cap so happy I finish even with lower weight still have to work on my form)
    cash out – back stretch

  25. Marcel

    Wu X 1

    Burgener X 2

    Strength โ€“ Power Snatch X 3

    45-65-85-95-105-115

    Wod โ€“ Randy as Rxโ€™d

    Time โ€“ 7:06

  26. Heidi

    WU x 1 + Burgeneer WU

    Power Snatch
    45-55-65-70-75-80 (80 was not pretty..pressed it up)

    WOD @ 45#
    Time = 6:40

    Debated whether or not to do this Rx’d & decided against it. My notes from the last time I did this WOD did not indicate the weight, but I noted that I only got to 70 reps…so I weenied out & went with 45#. Immediately post WOD I had regrets that I should have gone Rx’d. Then to rub salt in the wound, I check my post from May 2011 and found that I did it Rx’d Moral of the story, trust your gut and step out of the comfort zone….and of course, keep complete records in your gym journal.

    What makes a WOD tough? For me easy question….$*%&#&% Pull ups!

    Have a great weekend to all. Sorry to me missing the beach WOD for the 3rd year in a row. It always sounds like so much fun.

    1. Lora

      But you still got a great workout, didn’t you? ๐Ÿ™‚

      Nice job Heidi! Going to miss you at the Beach WOD tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™

  27. Blake

    WU x 1 / Group Burgener x 2

    Power Snatch x 3
    75-85-95-105-115-125

    WOD – Randy as Rx’d
    Time – 7:59

    I was a little underwhelmed with my performance…I was happy with the way I broke it up…not so happy with the “non-breaks” I spent holding the bar NOT picking it up.
    I will do better next time…YOU HEAR THAT ME??? DO BETTA!

    Good workout!

    1. Lora

      LOL…love the note to your “future” self. You did great as Rx’d Blake. There is your benchmark for next time ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. jeff

    Great day at the gym.. love snatches!! (man that never gets old!! )

    mob
    WU
    burgener as a group

    snatch practice (did squat snatches as wanting to get better at that move!)
    95×5-115-125-130-135 these felt really good today

    wod rx
    4:59 (pretty happy with this for first time doing it, although I wanted to beat bachmann!! lol)

  29. jeff

    QOD
    I’m a relative newbie so I haven’t quite sorted out what I think is tough yet.. But I seem to gravitate to the longer, slower wods, on those I’m able to shut my mind off and just drive through.. ‘tough’ I think maybe for me is the moves that frustrate me, which I can happily say is getting shorter.. I think down to DU now! lol.. oh ya, and pistols! ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Lora

    Mobility
    WU x 1 (no pullups)

    Burgener WU as a group x 2

    Strength: Power snatch practice
    35(5)-55(10)-65(5)-75(5)-85(3)-95(3)

    WOD “Randy” as Rx
    Time = 4:57

    First time doing this WOD. Fun one. Super happy with my time. Nearly killed myself on the last 10 reps….

    Great work 5:30 crew!

    Can’t wait to see lots of you at the Beach WOD tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Corinna

    WOD: Randy RX @ 55 lbs

    Time: 4:59

    Last time: 6:39

    PR: 1:40

    I felt like I had won the gold for Canada after this WOD tonight! I am super happy with my PR! Great coaching Joanna and thanks for the strategy tips Kevin!

    1. Lora

      Congrats Corinna! You should be proud. That is a huge PR! All of your hard work and attention to form is really paying off. You are knocking ’em out of the park all the time!

  32. Kev M

    Did the wod @ 50…. Had it at 60 and dropped the weight before we started. I really gotta step outta my comfort zone too. I’m assuming it was much to.light considering I did. 40, 20,10,5….. In 6:02 I think. But now I know. Next stop… BEACH.

  33. Brock Rob

    Wu X 1

    Burgener X 2

    Strength โ€“ Power Snatch X 5

    45-65-85-95-105-115(2)

    Wod โ€“ Randy @ 65. Should have done it Rx.

    Time โ€“ 5:27

    500 m Row 1:43.

  34. Gabriel

    WUx1
    Group Burgener x 2

    Strength – Did Hang Power Clean & Jerk X5(due to back and wrist)
    45-70-80-90×1-80-80

    WOD @ 80 for 1st 50 then rest at 70#
    75 Hang Power Clean and Jerks

    Time—> Forgot to write it down, Kevin let me know tomorrow moring when in, thanks

    Great job tp all who takled Randy today!

    Have a great weekend fella CrossFitters!

  35. Amanda

    Strength: Power snatch
    5x 55
    3x 65
    1x 75
    1x 85
    1x 90(f)
    1x 90 PR!

    WOD RX’d!! AND I finished it in the time cap!

    Time = 8:03 (55 sec PR, 10# more)

    REALLY happy!!

  36. Sarah

    โ€œRandyโ€
    75 Power Snatches # 40
    Time: 6:54

    Did the first 20 with 45# but my technique was brutal so dropped 5# off and continued the remainder at 40# ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Lance

    Mobility
    WUx1
    burgenor warm up x2

    Power Snatch
    65×5
    85×5
    95×5
    115×5
    115×3

    “Randy”
    75 Power Snatches #75

    Time: 5:40

    Wanted to get sub 5 on this one but oh well i gave it my all almost got it:P great tonight tonight everyone working on this one. Gotta work on my transitions for these using to much muscle to carry it down wore out my grip.

    1. Amanda

      Lora said it well – great time, nothing to be disappointed about, Lance! Gotta keep your goals set high so you push hard to try to reach them!

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