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Friday, 22 May, 2009

Posted by Mandee on May 22, 2009   |   21 Comments

“Twins”

Two rounds, of each couplet, for time of:
750 meter Row
20 Handstand Push-ups

115 pound Thruster, 20 reps
20 L-Pull-ups

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21 responses to “Friday, 22 May, 2009”

  1. Karen says:

    36:55 as Rx’d (girl wt = 80lb thrusters)!! First time doing L pullups. They were slow but they were!

  2. Slade White says:

    As Rx’d 44:00 even. My form as just horrible and in a strict sense about 80% of my exercises wouldn’t counted. Just tired today.

  3. Clint says:

    30:09 Rx
    HSPU and FSPP@115 were challenging. I did 12 HSPU in a row then hit failure.

  4. klowe says:

    17:02 – that was a good one.

    Those 115 FSPP felt more like 155.
    Actually “enjoy” rowing now

    Dirty….i’ve learned to stop if you feel muscle failure coming on. Once failure is hit you are pretty much screwed…better to stop…brief rest then go back into it.

    but….if the exercise is designed for muscle failure then hit it like the fist of an angry god!

  5. Russell says:

    Did not get to last round due to time constraints. Took it easy between sets and exercises but linked all reps on HSPU and linked 16 L-pull-ups. Forgot to check timer.

    Doc says give it a week and I should be up to par. I’m going to do some strength work until then.

  6. Clint says:

    Thanks for the advice. At least I didn’t pull a muscle today. LoL Row is better than Run anyday.

  7. Patrick says:

    First time on a rower, felt like a monkey trying to hump a door knob.

    Forgot to bring a knee wrap and the FSPP felt unstable and tweaky.
    Wussed out and sub’d Push Press for the thruster.

    27:35

  8. Robert Montgomery says:

    Deadlifts, 315×3,355×3, 365×3 PR 375XFail

  9. Garth says:

    In Tampa for the weekend, so I stopped in to workout at CF Revolution.

    Michael — a day ahead of you guys.
    25:50
    Always tough on the lower back.
    See you next week.

  10. A.S. Britt says:

    ‘Twins’ @ 95# FSPP – 41.03

    Very aggravated by the above performance. I think that I am getting to a place where I believe that I am prepared to admit that I am powerless over ice cream—and that my CrossFit life has become unmanageable. This is the first of 12 steps…
    Russell tried to be encouraging by reminding me that ‘somewhere there is a girl doing this workout with twice the weight in half the time you are’…. Taking a different tact, Howard made strides to encourage by reminding me that ‘only one in a hundred people can do ‘a’ pull-up’… Although good-hearted and well intentioned,I find neither Russell or Howard’s reflections comforting because today I got beat by a girl…..this calls for ice cream…..damn….a vicious cycle

  11. Brad says:

    26:45 as rx. Got to find the intensity I used to have. I lost it somewhere about amonth ago. I wont beable to get to the gym until around 230 tomm. If anyone wants to work out.

  12. Russell says:

    Austin, If it makes you feel better, my dinner consisted of the Ale you gave me, 40$ worth of sushi, and a chocolate milkshake…. and when you eat right every meal of the week, it makes epic cheat-night that much better.

  13. Katherine Berger says:

    Only got through the first twin due to baby issues (though I have to say I was actually glad about that….)

    12:50

    Still trying to suffer through the workouts till I start feeling stronger.

  14. Karen says:

    Austin, I’m sure if I had tried to do the work out with the thrusters 15 lbs heavier, my time would have been closer to yours. 🙂 Enjoy the ice cream!

  15. Daniel says:

    Slow. HSPU are my weak link. I was working on 30 minutes, then Russell turned off my timer and started unloading my bar. I stopped him, but then everyone left me. I was alone in the gym with 10 more thrusters staring at me. Then I pulled a muscle in my right arm and it ached.

    A mental sticking point started to rear its ugly head. I was thinking “Ok, my arm hurts, everyone left me, the timer was reset, and I’m going on Vacation tomorrow! Why am I here?” I know ‘wah wah wah suck it up’.

    Ok, so I quit! I’m not proud of it, but I need a break! Its been a busy week, and I’m ready to spend some time lying in the sun on the beaches of LA.
    I’ll make sure to make “Michael” hurt tomorrow to make up for it. Back on Wednesday hopefully refreshed and with a renewed determination.

    34’+ with 10 thrusters and 20 L pull-ups to go.

  16. Daniel says:

    World-Class Fitness in 100 Words:

    Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports.

    -CrossFit founder, Greg Glassman

  17. Hudson Slater says:

    31:30 with 19 assisted hspu.

  18. Larry Lowe says:

    29:52 as Rx’ed.

    Taking Saturday and Sunday off so my legs will be ready for Cotton Row. Anyone else running the 10K?

  19. Clint says:

    AS Brit, don’t feel bad that you got bested by a girl. Remember the number for people whom will do crossfit is far less than 1 in 100. I think Russell has mentioned what the attrition rate in his classes alone are. The stuff is not easy, but if you can take a leap of faith and follow what Russell preaches the results you seek will present themselves more rapidly.

  20. Karen says:

    Larry, I plan to run the 10K on Monday. Have to register for it Sunday night. You’ll finish way before me so Good Luck! I’m hoping for less than an hour.

  21. J.D. says:

    47:03 or so. Had to drop to 95# after six thrusters to avoid certain death. Those things just smoked me. Bleechh!