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Monday 091228
Snatch 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps
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Visiting O-lifter (and Brian’s gf) Rachel presents the “Merry Christmas Clean & Jerk”:


  • Scaling options for today’s workout, courtesy of the CrossFit BrandX forums:
    Every one needs to snatch so today everyone is a Big Dawg. Lots of Vids on how to do this on the CrossFit Journal.
    Look up “Olympic Lifting” or “Burgener”.
    I would add that if you don’t have a subscription to the CrossFit Journal (and really you should, it’s well worth it), you can also check out o-lifting videos on for free right here:
    Also, a word on terminology: when a WOD calls for a “snatch” with no other qualifiers, that implies a full squat snatch (not a power snatch), pulling the bar from the floor (not from the hang). So, the bar starts on the floor, you catch it overhead, you ride the overhead squat all the way down (i.e., below parallel/ass to ankles), then you stand up with the bar with control before putting it back down on the ground.
    No one should skip this workout because they’re uncomfortable with snatching. That’s all the more reason to come to class, get some instruction and feedback from your teacher, and work form to get more comfortable with the movement.

  • Kurt

    Made up 5K Row: 18:39.8
    Learned two things:
    1. I row faster than I run
    2. Rowing = pain

  • Reagan

    Finally managed to snatch bodyweight, so pumped.
    Black Box (271,271)

  • Craig F

    Worked on form in the 65-75lb range, will try more weight next time. Thanks to Jeff, Lenny and Allison for the help.
    (BP = 10 DHGB) – forgot the last 10, will make those up

  • Sara


  • Avery

    Nice work Sara!
    Worked back up to my old pr of 83# for several reps. I wasn’t able to stand up with 88# – too slow getting under the bar.

  • Mike K

    135f – caught it out in front
    All the misses were either catching it too far in front or not being able to get balanced at the bottom. PR from last time was 175. Need to work on getting it balanced overhead better.

  • Mike Mishik


  • Craig_Cinci

    First WOD in a couple of weeks. Hurt my back.
    135, 155, 165, 175(PR), 180(PR), 185(fx2)
    Cash out: 4 rds – 3:08
    1 MU
    2 HSPU
    3 Ring Dips
    4 K2E (on the rings)

  • Lenny

    Just practiced this w Brian D and Rachel. Still suck at it.

  • Hari

    85, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120
    (68,54), (55, 42), (61, 48), (57, 31)

  • Emerson

    Last day at Crossfit Marin, went to the gymnastic class.
    Worked on back handspring progressions, handstands, and got introduced to the high bar. For conditioning we did AMRAP 6 minutes:
    6 planche push ups
    10 pull ups
    5 plyometric jumps to front roll
    10 20lb squats
    3.25 rounds

  • brad s.

    Worked on form at 95#. These were really power snatches — too timid getting under bar but better than last time. Ugh. 5k row tomorrow seems a fitting punishment.

  • O’Hara

    85,95,95,105,105,115,125(PR by 30lbs)