Bench Day

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  1. Mobility

    Bench Press x 5

    DU’s practice (goal is to get to 100)

    Worked up to a 45″ box jump. Not a weakness, but really wanted to find out my max box jump.

    1. Chantal L.

      Elba and I had very much fun planning our lives as deperate houswifes of Moncton if Vince and Trent killed themselves on those box jumps. Quite impressive, I was kinda scared to look.. lol!

    2. Elba

      Goob Job Vincent!!! I am glad you guys did not hurt yourselves, Chantal and I were so scared, thats all we talked about it, right Chantal?? ;)!!! No, really Amazing job!!!

  2. Maria

    WUx 2

    I was excited to see you this morning Lora!

    Bech press’s x 5
    50-55-65-75-80-85 (PR for reps) 90 (PR) 95 x 4 (PR!! Yay!)

    Fun sharing the bench with you Elba!

  3. Elba

    Great way to start the day Lora as a coach!! πŸ˜‰

    WU x 2

    Bench Press 5’s
    50-55-65-70-75-80-85-90-95 x 3(PR)

    Fun morning!! Maria you are so strong and I dont get tired of saying it!! nice to have you as a partner, you set the bar high ;)!!

    Work on T2B I got to do 5 sets of 3 and a couple pull ups!!

  4. Darsey

    Bench press x5 for 8 sets
    135-145-155-165-170-175-180-190(4 reps)
    Row 500 m
    Time 1:31:1. Pr of .3 but still have some work to get under 1:30. Thanks for the cheering 7am’ers.

    1. Lora

      Congrats on your row PR Darsey! You are VERY close to sub 1:30. Next time, try it before a workout, when you’re still fresh. It might make a difference πŸ™‚

      1. Lora

        Thanks for correcting my typo Amanda!!!!!!! Sheesh! Changes the ENTIRE meaning of that sentence! *blush*

        Chantal you NEVER disappoint!

  5. Bench Press x 5
    85-95-115-135-150-170-175-180-185(PR for reps and weight)
    Nice sharing the bar with you Brian.

    Tried wall climbs/shoulder touch thingies but still couldn’t do them, Chantal suggested to try the pike position. Then she suggested holding my legs against the wall. BINGO I could do them and know exactly why I’m always falling. Thanks Chantal.

    Saw Vincent doing the Box Jumps so I “Hopped” on board. Worked up to 47″

  6. MOB
    WU x 1

    Bench: 5 X 75-85-95-100-105-110-120-130(PR for Reps)
    Had some time and weight was going up well so decided to go for 1s

    BW for 5 and 10# PR for 1s How excited am I?? πŸ˜€ (Thanks for pushing me Blake! It helped in the confidence department! )

    Thanks Blake and Patrick for the spots! and I’m glad I made Maria laugh with my faces… πŸ˜‰

  7. Amanda

    Really fun lunch class today, just 3 of us! And I love bench press day!

    5x 45-60-70-70-80-90-100(3)

    I just realized I missed a set – I was supposed to do 95×3 and didn’t! It’s just as well I guess, my arms & chest are toast right now!

    Last time we did 3’s for bench (Nov 2011) I got to 95×1 so it’s a small improvement, and I’ll take it!

    1. Lora

      You did great, Josh! I think you ended up lifting a lot more than you thought you could! Oh the things peer pressure can do….LOL!

  8. Blake

    Mob / WU x 2

    Bench Press (8 sets)

    No PRs, but a nice ‘change-of-pace’ workout. Thanks Kevin & Patrick for helping with the technique behind everything…much appreciated!

    Today is my 1 year CrossFit Anniversary. I started to write a little blurb of thanks but ended up getting all “wordy” so I posted it as a blog instead. Thanks again to Kevin, Jo and all the coaches for all your hardwork to make us better CrossFitters and better people alll-around.
    Here’s my 2 cents…

    1. Heidi

      Great comments from a “non blogger”, Blake. Your love of CrossFit is obvious by your enthusiasm at the gym. Congrats on year 1.

    2. Lora

      Happy 1 year Anniversary! Congrats on a fantastic year. It is always a pleasure to have you around the gym. Your positive attitude and sharp wit are very welcome additions to our little community.

      Loved what you wrote on your “non-blog”. I have to admit, it got me a little choked up. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  9. Laura K

    Mob, Wu x 2
    Strenth Bench Press
    five reps of 25,30,35,45,50,55,60,55
    2 min plank, 1 min plank, 1 min plank, 1 min plank (hugs with Carley in between).

    Some people were practicing box jumps at great heights. I decided, since I tripped on every curb while walking the dogs earlier, I would decline. I am quite aware of yesterday’s WOD!

  10. Bench Day

    8 Sets of 5 reps.
    135, 145, 155, 165, 175, 185, 195, 205


    Worked on:

    Double Unders hit a new PR of 35
    Bar Muscle Ups (close but no cigar)
    Box jumps. Added 4 of the thick 45lbs plates, no idea how tall it was.

    Did a 4KM run this morning before work.

  11. Brock Rob

    WU x 2

    Bench press x 5 95# – 185# (3)

    1 minute burpee –Almost 25. Tomorrow is the day!

    Box Jumps 48 3/4″ tried 49 3/4″ 5 x but couldn’t stick it

  12. Frank

    bench pressx5
    it was great sharing the bar with you CHris and Justin. You guys did great

    500m Row
    Time= 1:39:0 PR of 06.7 sec

  13. Jack

    wu x 2

    practice double unders: still at 5 πŸ™
    practice muscle ups: finally got 2 in a row and almost 3. Very happy about this.

    Bench Day: 8 sets of 5

    messed up my breathing on the last set and exhaled on the way down. Tried again but didn’t rest. No go.

    Bench is fun but it left me wanting for the feeling of a good soul crushing WOD. Can’t wait for tomorrow.

  14. Lora

    WU x 1.5 (yakking with Marie-No and the time got away from me)

    WOD Bench Press Day! πŸ™‚
    8 sets of 5 reps
    5# PR! My previous 3RM was 125#

    Great sharing a bar with you Marcel and Joey πŸ™‚

    *note to self – must do the movement more quickly (especially lowering the weight)

    Great work 6:30 crew!

    1. natacha

      nice numbers Lora… and it was a treat to have you as coach this morning… hope it wasn’t too rough on you those ungodly hours!!

  15. Heidi

    WU x 2

    Bench Press x 5
    45-55-65-75-85-95(PR for reps)-(100 x 3 & PR)-(100 x 2)-(95X5)

    I love bench press day.

    Super happy with this. Last May/12 I only managed 95X 2, and November/11 failed at 95#. I think doing this WOD in the evening as opposed to 6 a.m. may have been the key factor. I’ll have to test this theory next time.

    Great sharing the bar with Marie & Jason. (Even though they had to keep taking weight off when it was my turn) Marie, you made every lift look so easy. So strong!

  16. Joey

    WU x2

    Attempting double unders for three minutes

    8 sets of 5 reps but ended up doing 9 sets


    Thanks Laura and Marcel for the motivation!!

    500m rowing 1:40.2

  17. Marcel

    WU x 2

    Bench Press x 5

    65-95-115-125-135-155-165-175-185 (4)

    Thanks for sharing the bar Joey and Lora. Always enjoy bench day πŸ™‚

  18. Marie-No

    Mobility / WU x2

    Bench Press
    5x (95)(95)(100)(105)(110)(115)(120) !RM (135 – which to my surprise was easy seeing as I was fatigued) 4x 125

    Very happy and surprised with the 1RM @ 135 since I had done it in August during testing and even though I did get it up, I had struggled through it.

    Jason and Heidi, it was a pleasure to share a bench with you!

  19. Heather S

    Bench press 5 reps x 8sets
    50-60-70-80-85-90 x2- 90×4- 85

    Right shoulder/arm a problem still – left could lift more πŸ™

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