Monkey Business

20
Jan

Monkey Business

Skill – Get inverted (on a box, on the wall, on the floor, on the rings)

15 rounds of:
30 sec of Ring Inverts
30 sec Rest

Compare to Oct.16/12

Some pre-wod mobility

Some pre-wod mobility

159 Responses

  1. Mobility
    WU x 2
    Group Mobility

    Skill: Get inverted – 10 minutes of wall stand and ring inverts

    WOD: “Monkey Business”
    15 rounds
    – 30s ring inverts
    – 30s rest

    Score: 13 Rx

    Cashout: 60 shoulder touches + suntanner stretch 30s x 2

  2. Mobility
    WU x 2
    Group Mobility

    Skill: Get inverted – 10 minutes of box stand

    WOD: “Monkey Business”
    15 rounds
    Scaled
    – 30s sit ups
    – 30s rest

    Score: 176

    Cashout: 60 shoulder touches + suntanned stretch 30s x 2

  3. Chantal L.

    WU x 2 + group mob.

    Skill: Get inverted – (semi) handstands with feet on the box

    WOD: “Monkey Business”
    15 rounds
    – 30s Toes to post
    – 30s rest

    Score: 113

    NFT: 60 shoulder touches

  4. Blake

    Mob / WU x 2
    Foam Roller on Quads

    Group Mobility

    Skill: Get Inverted
    – Got in to handstand PU once… sans pushup
    – Practice Handstand Kickups
    – Did a couple “skin the cats”

    WOD as Rx’d
    Score: 99

    My old score was 103, but I am pretty sure that last time I did several of the “no-no’s” that Kevin mentioned vs. today where they felt pretty clean.

    Fun workout.

    Cashout: 60 Shoulder Touches & Suntan stretch x2

  5. Kelly B

    Mobility
    WU x 2
    Group Mobility

    Skill: Get inverted – practiced handstands

    WOD: “Monkey Business”
    15 rounds
    – 30 sec toes through rings
    – 30 sec rest

    Score 79 (missed a couple rounds as I was taping my ripped hands)

    Cashout: 60 shoulder touches + suntanner stretch 30s x 2
    Great class Kevin!

  6. Jack

    Wu x 1

    The lab:
    Snatch practice (landing)
    5×5 with stick
    5×5 with 45 bar

    Skill: get inverted
    Ring HSPU – 4 attempts, 1 sucessful

    Wod:
    30 sec ring inverts
    30 sec rest

    Score: 95 RX’d

    Last time I recorded 108. I must have cheated last time cause this was rough.

    Next time break up into two sets instead of going to failure.

  7. Shane Hayes

    Mobility
    Wu x 2
    Skill: tried hspu on rings, got 1 didn’t want to get too carried away. Pretty cool, a little nervous getting to the ropes with my feet but once I was there didn’t feel too bad. Thanks Kevin!! Something neat to play around with.
    Wod: Monkey business
    15 rounds
    30 sec ring inverts
    30 sec rest
    103 rx. No pr got 112 last time but I know I have improved as the first 2 rounds I did strict no kipping and got 15/12. Then as I fatigued I tried kipping and couldn’t get the kip right till about the last 5 rounds..
    Great work this morning everyone, great job on getting inverted to the first timers.
    Great class Kevin, a lot of fun this morning.

  8. Kevin

    Skill – HS Wall, HS Floor, Skin the Cats, Ring Inverts

    WOD Rx’d
    10-10-10-8-8-7-7-7-6-7-6-6-7-7-8

    Total – 114

    NFT – 30 Wall Runs

    My hands hate me right now.

  9. Trent

    WU x 2
    Group Mobility

    Skill: Get inverted – practiced handstands against the wall.

    WOD: “Monkey Business”
    15 rounds
    – 30 sec Ring Inverts
    – 30 sec rest

    Score: 63 DC – last time was Rx with 97. But it is good to be back.

    Cashout: 60 shoulder touches

  10. Shawn Johnson

    Wu x 2

    Skill: get inverted
    Ring HSPU – 3 successful once I learned how to cheat it 🙂

    Wod:
    30 sec ring inverts
    30 sec rest

    Score: 69 RX’d
    10-7-5-5-5-5-4-3-4-3-3-3-3-4-5

    I always go full out the first few rounds and then take a dive in performance.. I need to learn to pace.

    Cashout: 30 Handstand shoulder touches.

      1. Jack

        It Dave figuring out how to do a scorpion type of cheat move for us to get one. I almost had one the proper way but my leg fell out of the strap.

  11. Ginette

    Mobility
    Warm up xw
    Group mobility
    Skill: get inverted: practiced hand stands (4 succesful one without assistance) 🙂
    WOD:30seconds V snaps followed by 30 seconds rest!
    Score:117
    Cash out : 60 shoulder touches

    Great class Kevin and huge thank you for the tips on the handstand!

  12. Natacha

    wod rx’d
    78
    (10-10-9-9-5-7-6-6-6-7-5-5-5-5-3)
    maybe next time I’ll do less at first but try and be more consistent (maybe 7-8 per round)

      1. Natacha

        Thanks Shane! Could only see you when i was inverted… Thought we were close but looking at your score you must have been doing 2 reps while i was doing one!

        1. Shane Hayes

          I really only got a jump on you from the first couple rounds, then once I figured out how to kip again around the tenth round I picked up some again. My first round was 15, then 12, 10. The rest were all over the place… Lol

  13. Julie j

    Mob
    Wu x 1 12 reps
    31 bday burpees happy bday Andrea !!
    Group mob and wu

    Skill – get inverted!! Did inversion from knees on box and even got in one handstand against the wall….thanks for the help Kevin!

    Wod monkey business

    15 rounds of:
    30 secs toes to post
    30 secs rest
    Had to switch to regular sit-ups in the 4th round because the toes to post were hurting my back….

    Score 113

  14. Jen C

    Mob + Wup x 2 (strict)

    Strength = Dealifts x 5 each weight
    100, 105, 110, 115, 120lbs

    WOD:
    75 single skips
    15 pullups (tried to kip – form was poor)
    12 situps
    9 squats
    75 single skips x 2

    Forgot to look at the start time so I don’t know how long this took me.
    I am happy though because last time I did this strength my top weight was 60lbs.

  15. Melanie

    Mobility
    WU x2
    31 BDay Burpees – Happy Bday Andrea!
    Group mobility

    Skill: Practiced handstands against the wall. Thanks for the tips Kevin.

    WOD: Monkey business

    15 rounds
    30sec Toes to post
    30sec break

    Reps: 198

    Cashout: 60 shoulder touches and couch stretch 30sec x2

    1. Lora

      WHOA! Big score Mel. That’s a lot of toes to post. We’ve got to get you up on the the bar or rings doing K2E or TTR/T2B. 🙂

    2. Amanda

      Yup. That’s enough of you being on the floor – work some knees to elbows and/or Toes to bar into your warmups so you can incorporate them into your wods, okay?

  16. mob wux2
    group mob wu

    skill get inverted
    hand stand

    monkey business
    30 sec ring inverted
    30 sec rest

    4-2-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-3-2-2-2-3-2

    total 37 DC (damn close)

    NFT 60 shoulder touch

  17. Kevin Mack

    WU x 1

    31 Birthday Burpees for Andrea.

    Skill: get inverted
    Completed HSPU with different plates. Last one was 25# & abmat.

    Wod:
    30 sec ring inverts (scaled to v-snaps)
    30 sec rest

    Score: 157 v-snaps
    17-12-7-11-10-9-10-9-9-11-11-10-11-10-10
    (last time was 30 v-snaps and 111 situps)

    25 burpees

  18. Melissa H

    Mobility
    WU x 2

    Group WU and mobility

    Skill: wall handstands
    Worked in getting feet off the wall and holding. Managed to get it a few times but holding for like 2 seconds or so

    WOD
    15 rounds
    30 sec ring inverts (scale to v-snaps)
    30 sec rest
    Score: 123

    NFT: 60 shoulder touches
    Mackenzie stretch

  19. Dave H

    WOD: “Monkey Business”
    15 rounds
    – 30s ring inverts
    – 30s rest

    Score: 93 Rx

    First time doing this, it was a good one!

    Dead-lifts to round day off.

  20. Mob, WU x 2
    Group Mobility

    Skill: Get inverted
    Spent a couple minutes playing on a box before realizing my height makes using the box harder than it needed to be and decided to try the wall. With help from Kevin on the kick-up, I got my first unassisted handstand holds!

    WOD: “Monkey Business”
    15 rounds
    – 30s toes to bar
    – 30s rest

    Score: 155

    Cashout: 30 shoulder touches
    suntanner stretch 30s x 2

  21. TL

    Mobility
    WU x 2

    Group mobility & Warm-up

    Skill practice: Tried Ring inverts for the first time – I like them (when I remember to tuck on the way up). Also practiced floor handstand once need work on my mid section, couldn’t find the point of balance and I don’t think I was straight.

    WOD
    “Monkey Business”
    15 Rounds
    30 seconds Ring Inverts
    30 seconds rest

    I managed to get 22 reps Rx’d that counted. I got inverted a lot more than that but would hit the rings or the strap so couldn’t count them. Crazy tough on the grip, towards the end I wasn’t sure if I was going to keep holding, fortunately I did.

    Looking forward to this one coming up again.

    NFT 60 shoulder touches

    Suntanner stretch

  22. Tom L

    Mobility
    WU x 2
    Group Mobility

    Skill: Get inverted – 10 minutes of wall stands (this kills my wrists) worked a bit on mob.

    WOD: “Monkey Business”
    15 rounds
    – 30s ring inverts
    – 30s rest

    Score: 60 Rx

    First time doing these, fun but my hands are toast…

    Cashout: 60 shoulder touches + suntanner stretch 30s x 2

  23. Sarah

    Mobility
    WU x 2
    Group Mobility

    Skill: Get inverted – 10 minutes of handstand holds

    WOD: “Monkey Business”
    15 rounds

    – 30s toes to bar
    – 30s rest

    Score: 70

    Cashout: 60 shoulder touches + suntanned stretch 30s x 2

    Well that was one hell of a frustrating wod.. Had planned to do Toes thru rings but there wasn’t enough rings so struggled my way through T2B….. 🙂

    Sorry for kicking you a few times Spencer! lol

    1. Amanda

      I’m glad you did T2B – more of a challenge for you than toes through rings. 70 reps tells me it was the right movement for you. 🙂

  24. Jeff L

    Mobility
    WU X 2
    Group Mobility

    Skill – Get inverted……kind of?

    WOD – Monkey Business

    15 Rounds
    30s abmat situps
    30s rest

    Score: 184* (15-14-13-13-13-12-12-12-12-12-11-11-11-12-11)

    Said 183 at the gym but re-added with calculator at home and got 184.

    PR of 32 reps over March 2012.

    Thanks for the class Coach Amanda!!

      1. Jeff L

        Thanks Ladies.

        Amanda – Maybe, the toes to post movement wrecks my lower back….maybe if I did more mobility I could do them without pain lol 🙂

  25. Craig H

    mob
    wu x 2
    worked on inverted rings and handstands
    wod
    41 reps rx

    had quite a few no reps but as the wod went on they felt more comfortable. I am happy with my results for the first time around.

  26. Jenn Brander

    Mobility
    WU X 2
    Group Mobility

    Skill – Get inverted……booya.
    This is getting funner and funner.. Thanks Les for spotting me.

    WOD – “Monkey Business”
    15 Rounds
    30s T2B
    30s rest

    Score:69 T2B (PR) & 27 VSnaps

    * This wod started off AWESOME till about round 5 or 6 when I ripped just hanging from the bar. I think I even strung together 7-8 T2B in a row at one point… Booya. In the later rounds I could only do 2-3 T2B… so I finished those rounds with V snaps to ease my frustration…

    Bloody hell, literally.

    1. Amanda

      I was impressed that you worked through that bloody hell, I would have been whining and crying like nobody’s business. You’re one tough chick. 🙂

    2. Lora

      I walked into the gym tonight and saw you doing toes to bar like a BOSS!! So impressed with your progress on these, Jenn! 69 T2B is a crazy good score, and you would have had even more if not for those rips 🙁 Hope your hand(s) heal(s) quickly.

  27. Amanda

    WOD rx’d: 65 reps
    6-6-6-6-5-4-4-4-4-5-4-4-3-4

    2 less reps than last time but last time I’m sure I hooked my foot on the rope and hauled myself up that way a good 10-15 times.. today I hooked my foot twice (habit?) and then came back down without counting my rep. So I’ll take it as an improvement.

    Fun class, thanks Kevin 🙂

  28. Jackie

    Mob
    Wux1
    Ankle mobility ( thanks Amanda)

    Skill handstands against the wall

    Monkey Business
    15 rounds of:
    30 sec of Toes to rings
    30 sec Rest
    Score: 98

    Cash out suntan stretch & shoulder touch

    Great class Amanda!

  29. Lora

    Mobility
    Strict pullups 5-5-5

    Group mob – partner shoulder stretch. Thanks for going easy on me Liam. 🙂

    Player around with hand stand holds

    WOD “Monkey Business” @ Rx
    15 rounds of:
    30 seconds of ring inverts
    30 seconds of rest
    Total = 90
    (biggest round = 10, smallest round = 3)

    Only one little mishap when my foot got tangled in Jason R’s strap. LOL No wonder you were worried I was gonna kick you in the head, Jason.

    First time doing this Rx. Last time I did this was in March 2012 and it was scaled with 5 sets of Toes Thru Rings, then 10 sets of v-snaps with a total of 188. I had posted that my shoulder hurt too much to do all toes thru rings. Shoulders felt awesome tonight though.

    Cashout – suntanner stretch (30 sec x 2) and 60 shoulder touches

  30. jeff

    Wu and mobility
    group mobility

    get inverted
    a few handstand holds, ring handstands..

    wod Rx
    123 (or Kevin + 9!! 🙂 I don’t get to say that too often) this was a PR of 12 since Mar 2012. very grippy wod in the later rounds.

      1. jeff

        more of a trapeze than rings Dave but the benefits translate over to just about everything else.. 🙂 see if you can talk Hilary into a set! lol

  31. Jeremy

    Mob
    Lacrosse ball

    Practice wall walks & handstands (no wall)
    Monkey business

    15 rounds of:
    30 sec of Ring Inverts
    30 sec Rest
    Score :56 RX
    Suntan stretch & shoulder touch
    Thanks for the fun class Amanda, great job 5:45

  32. Steph L

    Mobility
    WUx1
    31 B-Day Burpees for Andrea!

    Shoulder Mobilty

    Skill: No Wall Handstand My longest was 10sec Hold (Need to work on these more often)

    WOD: “Monkey Business” RX

    15 Rounds:
    -30 sec Ring Inverts
    -30 sec Rest

    7-8-8-7-7-10-9-8-8-8-8-8-7-7-8

    Total Reps: 119 (PR of 71 Reps) Last time I got 41 Reps

    Cashout: 60 shoulder touches + suntanned stretch 30s x 2

    Great Class! Ring Inverts is my favorite skill! Thanks Kevin

  33. Marcel

    Mobility

    WU x 2
    Group Mobility

    Skill: Get inverted – did a handstand on rings, a kipping HSPU from handstand on floor, and some handstands on wal.

    WOD: “Monkey Business”

    15 rounds
    – 30s ring inverts
    – 30s rest

    Total – 64 that’s a 7 rep PR.

    1. Lora

      Congrats on your HS holds tonight, Jim. You did great!! I’m really impressed you went for broke and did this WOD @ Rx….are you sure you haven’t been secretly crossfitting somewhere else for years? LOL

  34. Laura K

    Wu & Mob
    I got inverted on the wall….ok I did nothing lol Kimmey is the one who got me inverted. To prove it my imprint is still on the wall.
    Kimmey you are so strong. You are awesome.

    Wod: Toes to post
    170
    Thanks Coach Amanda. I will put v snaps in my warm up. At present there is no snapping going on when I do them.

    1. Lora

      LMAO! Did Kimmy just pick you up and put you upside down against the wall? I can totally picture that happening!

      Nice job on the toes to post, Laura. That’s a lot of reps 😀

  35. Alaina

    Mob. And WUx2
    Got inverted in a handstand, practiced coming away from the wall a few times. Tried the rings, not ready for those yet, next time!
    WOD: Vsnaps Total 184,next time should do toes to bar.
    Nice to see the afternoon classmates today! Way to go Steph and Rob, that was awesome to watch!

  36. Kevin

    SOO many of you tore down the comfort zone today. It was incredible to see all the people getting inverted (many for the first time). Keep pushing yourselves, work your weaknesses, and you’ll see massive gains.

  37. Mobility
    WU x 2
    Group Mobility

    Skill: Get inverted – 10 minutes of handstand holds

    WOD: “Monkey Business”
    15 rounds

    – 30s knees to elbows (5 rounds) v sit ups the rest
    – 30s rest

    Score: 127

    Had my kip then lost it, and hands started to rip. Started to work on the kip during the rest 30s and used shoulders more and it started to come back.

    Cashout: 60 shoulder touches + suntanned stretch 30s x 2

  38. Heidi

    WU x 2 + mobility

    WOD:
    15 Rounds
    30 sec. ring inverts (DC)….hooked my feet on the straps/rings (whatever I could)
    30 sec rest

    3-3-1-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-4 = 43

    Not my favorite movement, but it went better than the last time we did this one, so happy about that.

  39. Andrea

    Wux2
    Skill: got in inverted with handstands against the wall…came off the wall a few time!
    Tried the rings, but was unable to get completely inverted.
    Wod: 30sec V-Snaps (until 11 minutes then switched to toes to post)
    30 sec rest

    Total: 117 V-snaps & 58 Toes to post = 175 reps

  40. Brigitte

    MOB
    WU x 2

    Group MOB + WU

    Skill : Get Inverted
    – Tried staying in Handstand without the wall, still trying to find my center…

    WOD : “Monkey Business”
    15 Rounds of :
    – 30 sec V-Snaps
    – 30 sec Rest
    (12 – 11 – 8 – 7 – 7 – 7 – 8 – 7 – 8 – 7 – 8 – 8 – 8 – 8 – 9)

    Total : 123 reps

    NFT : 60 Shoulder Touches

    ** Cashout : suntanned stretch 30 sec x 2 **

  41. Matt B.

    MOB
    WU x 2

    Group MOB + WU

    Skill : Get Inverted
    – Knees on Box

    WOD : “Monkey Business”
    15 Rounds of :
    – 30 sec V-Snaps
    – 30 sec Rest

    Total : 171 reps

    NFT : 60 Shoulder Touches

    Cashout : suntanned stretch 30 sec x 2

  42. Ryan F

    – Mob
    – WUx2
    – Group MOB + WU

    Skill: Handstands. They are hard.

    WOD: Monkey Business. 15 rds…
    – 30s v-snaps
    – 30s rest

    15-13-10-9-10-10-9-9-10-10-8-8-9-9-10-9 (tons of no reps starting round 3)
    Total: 148

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