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Monday 091130
Front squat 3-3-3-3-3 reps
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  • Today’s one of those workouts that don’t need to be scaled; nonetheless, here’s some guidance from the CrossFit BrandX forums:
    Today everyones a Big Dawg!
    If you have not done front squats before or have trouble with them, start light and work on your technique.

  • torch

    Fighter pull ups
    Snatches, 65# (sqaut)
    GHD Sit Ups
    GHD Back Extensions
    11:22. Good form practice. will be back on the cycle wednesday

  • dan def

    Torch– how much rest between each set of fighter pull ups? What were your targets for each round?

  • Adam

    fighter pull ups?

  • Reagan

    Black Box (250,250)

  • torch

    The Fighter Pull up program is a descending ladder prescription from Pave to increase strict pull up base on your Rep Max. I started assuming a 20 rep max and calculated according to his guidelines. I use it to supplement strict pull ups as they are a major part of my military application process. I have noticed enormous carry over in my kipping pull ups and grip however.
    Dan: rest as needed. I rested probably 30 minutes b/t 22 and 20. I did my little WOD, then did the 16. I did 12-8-4 in about a 10 minute period. The numbers I hit were my target numbers.
    Adam: we have a copy of the program on the computer up front.

  • torch


  • Mike K

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  • Steve-O

    Is anyone interested in going to the Level 1 Cert April 10-11 next year in Montclair, NJ? Let me know b/c I signed up for it the other day. I know its pretty far in advance but they sell out quick! We can do some type of carpooling or whatever, my email is

  • kj

    Wobbly knee set in when I kicked it up to 90.

  • Matt D

    145 -165-145-150-150
    i suck. leaned foreward on 165. this was my first time doing front squats more then 135 so everything is a pr

  • Jenn Tang


  • Hari

    155, 165, 175, 185, 190 (PR)
    (68,54), (55, 42), (61, 48), (43, 22)

  • Naveen

    135, 155, 155, 155, 155

  • Tony

    125, 135, 140, 145 (PR), 155F
    Thanks to Jai, Denise and Rickke for watching my form.

  • Lenny

    Whole bunch of sucking going on tonight.

  • Mike Mishik


  • Jai

    45# to warm up, then 55#/65#(PR)/65#/65# (progressively less able to get low, Linda seems to have left her calling card on my body)/60# to try to get back the right form/65# just because it’s the last set. Was at least getting to parallel. If I could get more strength at the bottom of the range of motion, I could go heavier.
    Tabata knees to elbows, score: 53
    Think I almost got a pull up. Soon, soon…

  • brad s.