Tuesday, 27 Apr, 2010

Posted by Mandee on April 27, 2010   |   35 Comments

For time:
30 Handstand push-ups
40 Pull-ups
50 Kettlebell swings, 1.5 poods
60 Sit-ups
70 Burpees

James Hobart 10:02, Ben Bergeron 11:03,Β Graham Holmberg 11:13,Β Matt Chan 12:20, Mat Frankel 13:05, Heather Keenan Bergeron 13:15,Β Miranda Oldroyd 15:00. Post time to comments.

A must-read from the Wall Street Journal

Question of the day: What is the most unexpected way you’ve ever had to “use your fitness”?

Amanda Miller, July 16, 1985 – April 23, 2010

at theΒ 2009 CrossFit Games – video [wmv] [mov]

35 responses to “Tuesday, 27 Apr, 2010”

  1. Tasha W says:

    If you guys haven’t been to the main site and read some of Amanda Miller’s (July 16, 1985 – April 23, 2010) blog, please do so. Wow – I spent a good 30 minutes this morning reading and literally teared up at my desk. What an amazing woman… just the true definition of a fighter.

    “The gym, deep down inside will always be one of my “happy places” but right now it’s not. I go in there and just “suck it up” for the time being. It’s not fun right now because everything is so hard but my heart makes me one of the biggest fighters there are so I will get through anything. I just wanted to tell all of you in case you wonder why I’m not peppy, huge smiles, or even saying good-bye. I will try my best because God is giving me the opportunity to be there just doing what I am. Oh and I’m officially under 130lbs, going to be a lean machine when I come back:)”

    RIP, Amanda. I never knew you, but wow, you’ve really touched my heart today.


    • Tasha W says:

      F U Cancer….

    • Emily D. says:

      Wow…..read her blog–really makes me sad to see such a young woman go through so much. Really puts things into perspective……I complain about such stupid, petty things.


      Cancer sucks!

    • Robb Dempsey says:

      I liked her words in the video “Just go, just get through it”. definitely an impacting story.

    • klowe says:

      I read a lot of her blog last night. Crushing!

      I remember watching her at the games….she was INTENSE!…and to be gone less than a year later.

      ….damn cancer

  2. Larry Lowe says:

    Home Gym:

    1 mile run
    40 pullups
    50 KBS w/ 40# db
    60 situps
    1 mile run


    Still can’t press out of the hole with my left shoulder. Pushups hurt and HSPUs are impossible. I subbed all pressing with 1 mile run. Good workout.

  3. Justin says:

    11:35 as rx’d

  4. Aaron says:

    Great job Justin, you crushed it!

    15:30 as rx’d
    Able to get SU and Burpees straight; rep count:
    HSPU – 10, 5, 5, 3, 2, 3, 2,
    PU – 10, 10, 10, 10
    KBS – 10, 15, 10, 15
    SU – 60
    Burpees – 70

  5. Aaron says:

    I love these kind of wods, where all you can do is curl up in the fetal position and hold yourself because everything is hurting.

  6. Mandee Miller says:

    23:45 as rx’d

  7. joe c says:


  8. Craig Herr says:

    I hate cancer!

    18:30 as rx’d

    *During HSPU’s my shoulder sounded like popcorn popping. I did 1 at a time and took me almost 7 minutes. Justin was heading to burpees when I got to pull ups-he killed it today.

    PS My wife got 20 kipping pull ups today in the womens class-I am very proud of her!

  9. Garrett D says:

    27:12 with box hspu’s. Thanks everyone for pushing me to finish. This WOD is a collection of some of my slowest movements and my time showed.

  10. Kerri says:

    The best way I’ve had to ‘use my fitness’…After a two hour delay Sunday in Atlanta caused us to be down to the wire with our connection in Chicago, Lesha and I missed our connection to Ireland. It was literally a team WOD with getting through security, getting on the train to the International terminal, only to have gotten to the gate, about 2 minutes after our departure time, to see our plane pull away from the terminal. It was a mix of adrenaline, patience, assertiveness, and skill to have gotten where we did in the short amount of time that we had, but we still didn’t make it. Backpacks on our backs, satchel across our shoulders, and Lesha booking it through the airport in flip flops. When we got to the terminal and realized we’d missed it, I laid sprawled out on the floor, just like I’d set a new PR on Fight Gone Bad. Regardless of the physical aspects, I think CF had us mentally prepared to give our best effort regardless of the outcome. Oh, and, YES we MADE it…about to head to the pub for our first Guinness, or maybe 3, for KLowe, Em, and Russell! Cheers, or Slainte!

  11. Barry S says:

    Today was 21-18-15-12-9-6-3 of front squats & abmats
    14:19 w/115#…started w/125# & got through 18/21 in the first set & just had to drop the 10#…but it’s been a while since front squats!

    Looks like today was a good one! Will have to see if Chief can’t work it in sometime…

  12. dunnbball says:

    26:14 w/1 Kipping HSPU and 30 Box HSPU’s
    (I did an extra one for good measure. Ha!)

    HSPU – 1, 10, 5, 5, 5, 5
    PU – sets of 2-3
    KBS – 10, 10, 10, 5, 5, 10
    SU – 60
    Burpees – 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 5, 5, 10

    Thanks to Jake for all the yelling… I mean, encouraging.

  13. klowe says:

    11:11 – Love having Jeff B. there for the drag race. He was 10:52 or something but we started the burpees essentially tied….which tells me I need to pick up my burpee pace!

    Fun Wod!

  14. Jake Naumcheff says:


    HSPU’s took over 6 minutes. Great job to all the morning classes, everyone pushed through the burpees and were able to finish!

  15. Katie says:

    I LOVE the CrossFit community… I am at my company’s National Sales Meeting and have a whole crew of fellow CrossFitters from around the country here. We have an annual 5K “Fun Run” and by far the CrossFitters did better. It was funny to see “runners” constantly speed up and slow down, while we were steady & consistent. I did not PR (27:xx) but it was a good workout nonetheless.

  16. Karen says:

    Rest in Peace, Amanda. Such a strong girl. A sad loss.

    17:50 as rx’ed

    Did 9 HSPU in a row! Then dropped to 5, then 3, then 2. Did doubles for a long time. Took 4 minutes to complete HSPU. Kipped last 4 (might have needed to start kipping sooner in reps. I wanted to stay strict as long as possible but it was just eating too much time).

    PU: 10,10,5,5,5,5
    KBS: 25,25
    SU: 60
    Burpees: something like 20,10,10,10,10,10 – tried to keep breaks short.

  17. Robert S. says:


    The Pullup/HSPU WOD I did on Sunday showed today. Left shoulder feels like crap.

  18. Tasha W says:

    Box hspu’s
    everything else as rx’d

    Thanks, Patrick and Jake, for the push at the end of my burpees! Also, way to go P-Lo on the pullups, so proud of you!! And glad Amanda was back today! Great WOD, looking forward to a rest day tomorrow.

  19. Emily D. says:


    Box HSPU and 16kg kb swings

    Did 20 real kpus today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Probably attempted 40 of the dang things……

    My hand ripped around #17 I think….funny….those last 3 were probably my best ones πŸ™‚

    Congrats to P-Lo and Tracy for doing real pull ups tonight!

    Thanks for the constant push Jake……..and thanks for making me do KPUs even though I was whining πŸ™‚

    Still on cloud nine…..haha! Ready for a rest day!

  20. Penelope says:

    Great work girls!!! Thanks to everyone – esp Tasha, Amanda, Emily – for pushing me to the end …was the entire 430 & 530 class watching?? Thanks Russell and Jake for the push to real pullups – what a sense of accomplishment!

    box HSPU + 20 PUs with many attempts
    everything else Rx’d…so delirious at end that I did burpees as 20, 50 and didn’t even realize it.

    Good one!

  21. Robert S. says:

    We HAVE to get a SkiErg and a lazer rifle!

  22. Patrick says:

    Rx’d 16:08

    QOD: Unexpected use of functional fitness? I have to use this one continuously… pulling fat folks back up the bed.
    If you’ve ever had the unfortunate luck of spending a couple of hours on an ER gurney you realize it’s a pretty simple contraption. Flat bed with a hinge about 3/4th way up, not unlike the typical chase lounge you’d see by a pool. Pretty self explanatory piece of furniture wouldn’t you think?
    Apparently not. Seems there is a direct correlation between non-lean body mass and the ability to lay on a gurney. Fat folks seem to get wadded up at the foot of the bed in the most god-awful uncomfortable positions, and they’ll stay there until you reposition them.
    Anyway, the nurses try to coax these folks back up the bed or perform a 2 person lift. I prefer a dynamic slid. From the head of the bed, set your back, grab the sheet their lying on and give a hard pull. Usually accompanied by a “Whoo” and giggle from the patient.

  23. Slade White says:

    As Rx’d 23:07

    Was doing well until the Burpees. I think these took me almost 10 minutes….ran out of gas.