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Thursday 110929

CrossFit Total

Back squat, 1 rep
Shoulder Press, 1 rep
Deadlift, 1 rep

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CAPTION CONTEST! Why is Richard (a.k.a. Dickie in blog comments) eating baby food as his post-workout meal? And what does Jenny A. (at his right) have to say about all of this?

(photo credit: Coach Sara)

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Here’s what’s on tap for Friday’s WOD classes:

A. Snatch practice

B. WOD: “The Filthy Fifty”

For time:
50 Box jump, 24 inch box
50 Jumping pull-ups
50 Kettlebell swings, 1 pood
Walking Lunge, 50 steps
50 Knees to elbows
50 Push press, 45 pounds
50 Back extensions
50 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
50 Burpees
50 Double unders


  • Dickie

    Back Squat – 205
    Press – 115
    Dead Lift – 255
    Total – 675

    • Kawasaki-san


    • Kameron

      Nice work Richard!

      • Dickie

        Thanks guys – and good work Rory!!

  • Dickie

    D’oh – Typo – 575

    • Cashew

      amazeballs dickie!

      • Dickie

        Thanks, Cashew — you too!

  • Kameron

    BS – 295 PR
    P – 145 PR
    DL – 355 PR

    Total – 795

    • Dickie


    • Cashew


    • Kawasaki-san


  • Cashew

    BS – 155 PR
    P – 65 PR
    DL – 145 (PR = personal regression, was able to do 165 months ago)
    Would someone be able to suggest how I can improve these deadlifts, i.e. strength bias?)

    Total – 365

    • Cashew

      And maybe if someone could explain why my DL number is lower than my BS?

      Great work Kate and Jenny!

      • Sam G

        You are probably just not deadlifting enough, you would probably benefit from a little strength training blah blah blah.

        Squat higher then dead, I’ve seen it before, but many things factor into deadlifts, rest, recover, form ext you would be suprised how much you pull on a good day.

      • Mike K

        Its not that much lower, and its really easy to have an off day for deadlifts… especially early in the AM, and even more so if you did the past few days WODs. Also, maybe you just have your squat technique more dialed in than your deadlift technique.

        Last time I did any sort of a total, I PRd my squat and bench, but was 25lbs off on my deadlift, a weight I had done for 3 before without much trouble, and it felt terrible for just a single. Stuff like that happens

    • Dickie

      Look at all those PRs!

    • Kawasaki-san

      nice cass!

    • Kameron

      Two PRs Cass, nothing to shake a stick at. You just had an off day with the DL. You’re still an animal!

    • i’ll show you tomorrow.

  • Jenny A

    BS: 125 – 135 – 145 (PR)
    SP: 62 -65 – 70 (PR)
    DL: 155 – 165 – 175(f)

    Cf Total: 380

    Awesome work, Cassie and Kate!!

  • david

    BS 205
    SP 105
    DL 305

    CF TOTAL 615…I would’ve gotten 225 on the squat but i had a mental block and feared the weight..thx coach sara for the encouragement

    i also learned a kipping pullup for the first time today.

    • Dickie

      Nice work, David! Congrats on the kip!

  • I had an awesome morning with Cassie and Jenny! WOO!
    BS: 130 (PR)
    P: 55
    DL: 180 (PR)
    Total: 365!

    Also, if anyone is into Off-Off Broadway, there’s a play in my show this weekend about a performer’s visit to Europe where he asks audience members to join him on stage to do push ups until failure. No one has ever made it 2 minutes. (Also, no one hits the stage with their chest, but maybe my standards are too high. For non-Crossfitters.) I think it would be Epic to see some people get up there and kill it. Just sayin’.

  • Wayne

    PR day –

    back squat 160 (PR)
    shoulder press 85 (PR)
    deadlift 255 (PR)

    Total 500 (PR)

    • Dickie


  • It’s killing me having to sit out the Total. I think I sprained my butt yesterday. Lots of rolling, icing & lacrosse ball work hasn’t really brought it around, and I figured lifting thousands of pounds with my posterior chain would not be the best medicine. Resting today, and hoping to be ready for some Filth. Nice job on the PRs everyone…you are all animals!

  • Kawasaki-san

    BS – 155
    P – 85
    DL – 195

    Total – 435

  • Dickie

    Well done, sir!

  • Dickie

    You kinda just know we’re going to be doing a lot of snatching next week…

    • Is that a request?

  • Kameron

    I suck at snatching. Not looking forward to that at all.

  • Rory

    Crossfit Total: 635
    Squat 185-225-245
    Press 115-135-135
    Deadlift – 225-245-255

    • Dickie

      Nice work – a pleasure lifting with you this AM.

      • Rory

        pleasure was all mine…now only if i had those spicy pro shoes, might have been able to get a few more lbs up

        • Dickie

          Rogue Do-Wins.

          Get ready for some filth tomorrow…

    • Kawasaki-san

      nice Rory

    • Nice job ya big lug…

  • Aaron

    Squat: 225 (PR)
    Press: 115
    Deadlift: 345 (PR)
    Total: 685

    Really happy with my deadlift (pretty much 2.5x bodyweight), I need to start working on getting my squat and press up to par.

  • Nick W.

    I had a good workout at Crossfit New England outside of Boston. Pretty intense place but they deserve to be. 2011 Crossfit Games Team Champions.

    21 – 15 – 9 Deadlifts/HSPUs
    Deadlifts were Rx’d and i did wall crawls instead (7-5-3)

  • Mike K

    On the heels of yesterdays competition post –

  • BS 370 (PR)
    SP 175
    DL 385 (PR)

    CrossFit Total

    • Kameron


    • Dickie

      Is that what pudding tastes like?

    • =930

      • Sean M

        Body Weight?

  • Sophie

    If your name is David P and you just forwarded me your Yelp review, please send me an email, I do not have your email address and have no way of writing you back.


    This goes for anyone sending me a Yelp review for a tee shirt, please send me an email so that I can write you back and confirm that you can get a tee shirt.


    • Steve Slo

      Do we actually have (large) t-shirts?

    • we are out of tshirts unless you’re a medium lady or an XL man.

    • Hari

      We have 200 of a new design on order. Once these come in, we do not expect to run out again.

    • Hari

      from now on, we will probably do a single run of about 200 and then retire the design. Also, we will now carry women’s tank tops.

      Now, all we need to do is figure out why the 120 toweles we ordered nearly 2 weeks ago have not arrived.

  • david

    hey email is

    hey dickie thx for the compliment by the way..i’ve heard about eating baby food after a workout but what does it do??

    • Dickie

      I’ve not heard of eating baby food — I’ve heard of eating yams, and that seemed to be the easiest way to get them to a workout without me having to cook. 🙂

  • david

    good job rory!

  • Jeff

    In continuation about kipping from yesterday’s comments:

    If you can only do 5 kipping pull ups at a time and can’t continue due to uncontrolled flailing, it most likely has to do with the stretch at the bottom as Brett mentioned. What’s going to facilitate getting that stretch is making sure you push away at the top of the pull up to re-generate horizontal momentum.

    Also, persistent aggressiveness of the hip snap (the actual kip itself) is an integral component of doing prolonged sets as it vital for controlling balance as the reps increase.

  • James

    Thanks for the drop in NY! Fun working with the Davids…3 PR’s for me!

    James aka “Dallas”

  • Lisa

    Had a great session working in with PJ today.
    BS – 135, 145, 155 PR
    P – 70, 80, 85 PR
    DL – 185, 205, 210F (205 is my current 1RM)
    total – 445

  • david

    it was a pleasure working with you dallas and the david..u guys guys really got me through this morning 🙂

  • david

    well Dickie i think i’ll try the sweet potato baby food to see what that can do after a should be a clean enough meal

    • Mike K

      you could also just microwave a sweet potato for 5 min the night before and bring that to eat. Much cheaper too.

      • Dickie

        That’s what Jenny does.

  • Sam G

    Some kind of modified version of Saturdays football wod

    12 minute amrap

    8 dumbbell thrusters. 25 lbs is all I own
    10 15 lb ball slams

    9 rounds 4 thrusters

  • Michael C

    If anyone found a red shirt (my prized Spartan race T) in one of the back showers please leave it at the front desk for me. Thanks!

  • Michael C

    BS: 255
    P: 105
    DL: 285

    Didn’t follow the rule with dropping weight after a fail.

  • Sara H.

    183(PR)/88/243(PR) = 514

    First time doing the Total in 2.5 years of Crossfit…not sure how I missed this before now!

  • Steve Slo

    Super irritated I couldn’t get tickets to see RADIOHEAD tonight, but at least I got some good numbers to provide a little bit of solace.

    Back squat
    245 – 265 – 280(pr)

    135 – 150f – 146 (pr)

    315 – 355(pr) – 375f – 365f

    Crossfit total: 781

  • Vince

    185-95-225 = 505

    All PRs.

  • Jeff

    3 rounds (was supposed to be 4 rds, RXed)
    400m run
    50 squats
    slow, but unbroken

  • Seth

    225-135-300= 660.

  • Hari

    735 (265, 140, 330)

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