Wednesday, 02 Sep, 2009

Posted by Mandee on September 2, 2009   |   33 Comments


21-15-9 reps of:
Clean 135 pounds
Ring dips

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33 responses to “Wednesday, 02 Sep, 2009”

  1. Larry Lowe says:

    As rx’ed


    Shooting for sub 9 next time.

  2. Jakub Sikorski says:

    6:10 as Rx’d

  3. Ashley says:

    12:31. 55# Cleans and assisted dips

  4. Slade White says:

    As Rx’ed 13:06

  5. Justin says:

    5:05 as rx’d

  6. Will Blankenship says:


    I zipped through pretty good on the cleans, but hit muscle failure way too early on the dips. This was a 0:51 improvement though.

  7. Russell says:


    After giving it some thought, I’m pretty sure its stress, not sickness, that is causing my times to go up and my workouts to feel so terrible. This makes a lot more sense in general.

  8. klowe says:

    3.31 – goal was 3.30 so I’m pretty happy with this. form sucked, missed a clean, and dropped the bar to many times. Room for improvement for sure.

  9. tracey says:

    7:35 cleans 55# and skinny tube for ring dips. Working on form, so the weight stayed low. GREAT JOB KAREN!!!!

  10. joe c says:

    10:35 scaled 115. this one sucked for me very tough

  11. Mandee Miller says:

    32:29 as rx’d

  12. Jason Terry says:

    9:48 scaled to 95# cleans – still doped up on mucinex and zyrtec and a little dizzy this morning so i scaled back and kept good form on all cleans (which is not my strong suit)

  13. Jason Terry says:

    9:48 scaled to 95# cleans – still doped up on mucinex and zyrtec and a little dizzy this morning so i scaled back and kept good form on all cleans (which is not my strong suit)

  14. Katherine Berger says:

    9:53 as Rx’ed

    crazy because last time I could only do 75# and assisted dips.

  15. Larry Lowe says:

    Kev, that is a sick time.

  16. Robert Montgomery says:

    Tabata Deadlifts @225#’s: 52 total reps. 10,8,7,6,6,5,5,5. I was amazed how much my lungs were burning towards the end of this and afterwards. Awesome workout in just a few mins…

  17. klowe says:

    Apparently the CFmain site standard is full squat cleans for this WOD. The default CF clean is a full squat clean where as a power clean is denoted as such. I want to do this one again with full squat cleans to see what the diff in time would be. Definitely see how it could suck more with the quad burn of full squat cleans.

  18. Katherine Berger says:

    Thanks Kevin! I wondered about that too (Jeff asked about it in the warm-up today). The only thing I don’t get is the WHY. For example, if doing a full squat clean is what is used to get the most weight up, why do a relatively light weight for the workout? I can fairly easily get 95# up with a power clean and I am really not that strong. Any ideas?

  19. Russell says:

    The Why is so that you will develop more capacity at a Full squat clean. It really doesn’t matter what version of the clean we do in a WOD as long as it is comparable and measurable. We will probably do the full squat version next time as we have done the power-clean version the last three times this WOD has come up. Some workouts denote “power clean” and “squat clean”, so they are obviously being less specific about this one. I say do whatever you feel like doing that day, and after yesterday, I personally didn’t feel like doing more squats.

  20. Katherine Berger says:

    Just to let everyone know why its important (or at least interesting) to keep detailed notes in your journal:

    I was very proud of my performance today since last time we did Liz, I finished in 11:01 with 65# Cleans and Rubber Band Dips….today, I had a faster timed and did the workout as Rx’ed.

    Then I read the note at the bottom of the page: went home and got diagnosed with swine flu, 103.7 fever.

    My improvement doesn’t look so great now.

  21. Zak says:

    4:33 my grip strength left about mid way on the 1st round.

    I also asked about the clean standard. It’s not even really stated well on the site. The argument seems to be based off of one place in the FAQ. It talks about the types of cleans and snatches, but Russell brought up a good point. Why would they specify on Badger for squat cleans when a clean is supposed to mean squat clean? Also in Grace, it’s clean and jerk, but it’s ground to overhead any way.

    I think people are just using the video demo and some other dudes interpretation of the WOD. I’ve learned that there is a good amount of stuff posted on the site and message board that is BS or just misguided good intentions(trying to be the best CF coach on the internet). According to the comments on the site, a 23 year old male at 230lbs did this WOD in 1:45!

  22. Zak says:

    Oh, correction 28/m/5’10” and 230lbs, but still 1:45.

  23. Katie says:

    Started off at 95#. 10 reps in dropped to 85#.

  24. Kerri says:

    12:42 as rx’ed at 95# (bruised collarbone to follow tomorrow), but assisted ring dips with toes on a box. Felt good on the cleans, but, have to practice more at getting sturdy and consistent on ring dips.

  25. Krista says:

    55# cleans and assisted dips
    First day back after an eternity. I felt great the rest of the day!

  26. joshg says:

    4:20 – squat cleans would have sucked after thrusters but there is definitely a valid reason for programming them into the WOD, personally my max clean would be alot higher if I was stronger/more comfortable dropping into the full squat position. sick time kevin

  27. James p says:

    6:40 as rx’d

    next time we need to do full cleans. it will triple your time and completely destroy your confidence. isn’t that what crossfit is all about?

  28. Karen says:

    8:34 as rx. PR by 2:06! WAY TO GO Mandee! You did it! AWESOME!

  29. J.D. says:

    Had to watch my youngest this afternoon, so did “Mary” at home. Did this with limited kipping since chin up bar is in a doorway, and alternated legs like in the video on the mainsite. I’m sure my form was…err… lacking, however.

    Did 7 full rounds and 10 one-legged squats. What little was left of my thighs after yesterday’s WOD is now toasted.

    And a lot of you posted UNREAL times on today’s WOD! Well done!

  30. Patrick says:


  31. Will Blankenship says:

    Ain’t no damn way somebody did this workout in 1:45. I wish there was a way to bitch slap somebody over the interwebz 😀

  32. JeffWomble says:

    11:57 PR by 5:01 (and went from doing bar dips to as Rx’d).