Congratulations Anna H., for completing our Elements Workshop curriculum!
clean and jerk @ 155/105-lbs.
*You must complete one round of “Cindy” after each clean and jerk set. Each round of “Cindy” is equivalent to 5x pull-up + 10x pushup + 15x squat. There is no rest between exercises.
this is the fucking coolest workout i’ve ever seen. it’s like the lovechild of cindy and heavy cleans — two of my favorites. if i were Stu, I’d be….[censored]…. right now….
Lower the Flag. We are beaten. Done.
Just got back from drowning my sorrows at a honky-tonk bar in Deep Ellum/Dallas. I requested “Hello Walls” and drank two shots of tequila while toasting (with spitting anger) the worst the call in the history of NHL officiating. A call that cost us The Cup. And much more.
This was after being thrown out of a Sports Bar for kicking over a table. A friend of mine who was with me had to escort me out with firm shoulders. I should send the bar a note of apology. But probably won’t…it was full of Canadians.
Yes Mike…I see the irony. Cindy. Sidney. Even the gods of MPH conspire to rip my heart from its bannister. But I am strong.
Meg: I beg for Just 5 days before you rub it in. I would have given you that. Let me wallow so that I can take the ribbing like a man. I will give you my Burpees upon return…even though we lost as a result of the worst call in the history of the NHL officiating (did I mention that already?).
I feel bad for J2 as I will meet them tomorrow for a WOD and some dinner afterwards. They carry a heavy load in keeping me focused. Poor things…they have no idea.
Miss you all. 10 more days to home.
StuLu – Next Year.
Of course, in retrospect, and despite “The Worst Call in NHL Playoff History” we should have ended this series in Game 5 when we had the chance. The result will be that history will not speak of “The Call” but instead offer us a constant reminder of what was the worst collapse in NHL history. Rightfully so.
Which leads me to this thought: You Can’t “Game” a Series! Or a WOD for that matter. Every competition – every goal should be to go out and give it everything from the start so as to take the prize early. Games are won in the first minutes – leaving only the occasional drama in the final few.
It is not about Fran in under 10 minutes. It is about Fran in the quickest time you can muster to defeat her.
Now I understand.
StuLu-Or the year after…
Stulu – I was at the game and I’ve never seen a crowd go from complete euphoria to utter disbelief so quickly as that call. Everybody in the crowd knew that if we tied the game, we were winning that game. There was no doubt in our minds. When the puck went in the net, it went from the loudest the place has been to mostly silent confusion to loud anger. Not good times.
As sad as I am about the loss, this article explains at least part of the reason why I can’t help but love the Caps.
I can’t imagine Tom Brady changing a fan’s tire on the way home from a game.
This wasn’t the year to Rock the Red, but there’s always next year. Let’s Go Caps!!
LB: I read this article earlier as well and it was the only thing that made me smile on this otherwise horrific day.
The other thing that will make me smile in the coming days wold be that Montreal thrashes Pittsburgh. Slim chance of that however as the officials would never consider disallowing a goal by Crosby.
StuLu – Wake Me Up In October.
Thought some of you folks would find this interesting:
Robbie S.: 29:04 (40-lb. dbs)
Samir M.: 28:36 (35-lb. dbs; sub: jump/kip pull-up, 18″)
Ralph A.: 29:40 (40-lb. dbs; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, red)
Paul M.: 23:07 (35-lb. dbs; sub: clean, 2x bodyrow)
Sara S.: dnf
Erin K.: 29:40 (95-lbs.)
Tamra F.: dnf
Amy D.: dnf
Kristie K.: 27:50 (45-lb. dbs; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, blue)
Ted K.: 29:55 (75-lbs.)
Borja G.: dnf
Erez Y.: 18:31 (sub: 200m run)
Jeremy N.: 24:52
Meghan M.: 26:11
Charles H.: 25:02 (55-lb. dbs)
Bill G.: 23:57 (40-lb. dbs)
Katie M.: 29:23 (20-lb. dbs; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, green)
Josh M.: dnf
Rob K.: dnf
Jessy C.: dnf
Mayra C.: 28:15 (65-lbs.; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, red)
David O.: 28:02 (115-lbs.)
Kate S.: 28:35 (sub: 200m, jump-stretch pull-up, green)
Jessica H.: dnf
Johnny A.: dnf
Alex M.: dnf
Roselena R.: dnf
Jim M.: 28:39 (65-lbs.; sub: clean, jump-stretch pull-up, green)
Ivy F.: dnf
John S.: dnf
Christy P.: 17:19
Neil A.: 29:47
Sidra C.: dnf
Marco M. dnf
Dave R.: 20:27
Linda K.: dnf
Joseph P.: 26:08
Ricky B.: dnf
Sakar P.: 29:38 (95-lbs.; sub: clean)
Travis O.: dnf
Anna H.: 17:55 (45-lbs.; sub: clean, 1x bodyrow, knee pushup)
Thomas M.: 24:04 (95-lbs.; sub: clean)
Andrew R.: dnf
Sara D.: 27:19 (45-lbs.; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, blue)
Steve D.: 17:13 (55-lb. db.; sub: single-arm clean and jerk, no pull-up, single-arm pushup)
Adam C.: 24:40 (105-lbs.)
Kyle F.: dnf
Sean F.: 29:28 (85-lbs.)
Livia S.: dnf
Koji H.: dnf
Tyler P.: dnf
Joe F.: 25:56 (105-lbs.)
Jonathan H.: dnf
Daniel B.: dnf
Mike S.: 19:01 (95-lbs.)
Christine S.: 29:11 (20-lb. dbs)
Wayne C.: 28:44 (105-lbs.)
Caitlin F.: 28:11 (85-lbs.; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, red)
Antonio G.: dnf
David S.: dnf
Stuart W.: dnf
Gary C.: dnf
Sue R.: 27:30 (15-lb. dbs; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, green; 9 rounds)
Leota B.: 26:30 (20-lb. dbs; sub: jump-stretch pull, green)
Todd P.: 29:15 (105-lbs.)
Notes for today:
-30-minute time limit
Sara S.: 10x clean and jerk (45-lbs.; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, green, knee pushup)
Tamra F.: 9x clean and jerk + 4x pull-up (95-lbs.; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, red)
Amy D.: 10x clean and jerk + 7x bodyrow (65-lbs.; sub: 2x bodyrow)
Borja G.: 8/10x clean and jerk (135-lbs.)
Josh M.: 6/10x clean and jerk (135-lbs.)
Rob K.: 10x clean and jerk +… 5x squat (135-lbs.)
Jessy C.: 10x clean and jerk +… 10x pushup (25-lb. dbs)
Jessica H.: 10x clean and jerk +… 5x pushup (95-lbs.)
Johnny A.: 6/10x clean and jerk (85-lbs.; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, green)
Alex M.: 3/10x clean and jerk (125-lbs.)
Roselena R.: 7x clean and jerk +… 15x squat (95-lbs.)
Ivy F.: 8x clean and jerk +… 3x pushup
John S.: 8/10x clean and jerk (95-lbs.)
Sidra C.: 1/9x clean and jerk (95-lbs.)
Marco M.: 10/10x clean and jerk (75-lbs.; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, red)
Linda K.: 9 clean and jerk +… 15x squat (20-lb. dbs; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, green)
Ricky B.: 2/10x clean and jerk (135-lbs.)
Travis O.: 6/10x clean and jerk (115-lbs.; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, blue)
Andrew R.: 10x clean and jerk + 5x pull-up (95-lbs.)
Kyle F.: 9x clean and jerk +… 10x pushup (105-lbs.)
Livia S.: 1/10x clean and jerk (35-lbs.; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, green)
Koji H.: 6/9x clean and jerk (85-lbs.)
Tyler P.: 9x clean and jerk + 5x pull-up (75-lbs.; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, green)
Jonathan H.: 9x clean and jerk (95-lbs.)
Daniel B.: 8/10x clean and jerk (30-lb. dbs)
Antonio G.: 9x clean and jerk +… 9x squat (95-lbs.; sub: clean)
David S.: 1/10x clean and jerk (95-lbs.; sub: jump-stretch pull-up, red)
Stuart W.: 8/10x clean and jerk (30-lb. dbs)
Gary C.: dnf
Let the record show that after the clock stopped I saw Jess, Jessy, and Rob still do the work and finished the WOD. *Thumbs up*
Thanks, MC. Today was a great day, one to which I’m sure many of you can relate. When you really get out of your comfort zone and surprise yourself. I think it’s what they (MPH god?) call “big risk, big reward,” or maybe even a “dare to be great situation.” For me, today, that happened to involve heavy C&Js. But it could have been anything. Perhaps what means the most, though, and what stays with you longest, is that someone believed in you—maybe even when you didn’t—and gave you an opportunity. Our coaches do this day after day, without fail. You just have to go and get it.
i prefer to think of my score as “minus 15 squats” but BK glared at me when i gave her a negative number as my score 🙂
I loved and hated this workout. I did it with a friend who’s an experienced (and good) lifter because my clean/jerks aren’t the best. Afterward he commented that he’d rather run a half marathon than do it again. We both feel great though!
His time: 29:24 @ 95 lbs (poor guy doesn’t know how to kip either)
My time: 29:57 @ 65lbs
In other news I’m pushing to get into great shape before heading into surgery. Mother and I have opted to go ahead and get surgery on my torn hamstring so I can hopefully run distance again! The doctor mentioned something about a year of therapy after the surgery, but I’m hoping to wow him with a much faster recovery.
Wish me much luck!
P.S. I’ve been doing workouts I swear, but haven’t been posting. My news and the awesomeness of this workout merited a comment.
“What’s so funny about peace, peace, peace…love and under….peace, peace, peace. Death row, what does a brother know…. peace, peace, peace.” (or something like that)
“Ok, we need kegs. Multiple. Cold. Domestic.”
In a surprising turn of events, I’m getting a lot of ideas for workouts from this.
“I think “Touch Me, I’m Dick,” in essence, speaks for itself, you know.”
Truest words ever spoken.
“Sanskrit? You’re majoring in a 5 thousand year old dead lanugage?”
Too funny. I must say again ” movie night ” @ mph. 😀
Two things. A) What a great fucking workout, dumb work for making me miss it and B) You are correct, Stu Lu the Wise. Ever notice how no one ever wins when its “their year”? See Cubs, 2007. They win when they wake up and compete every game, every minute, every second. They wake up and don’t care about who the competition is or what that competition’s regular season record is, they care about how good they are, how good they can be. They don’t rest on the best game they played, they know they are only as good as the last game they played. I’m not a hockey guy, but I like the Caps/Canadiens series as a great example of teamwork and belief in self and team and the destructive power of hubris. Well done.
Also, I nominate either Jeremy or Tank as social chair. (I’m assuming Jen and he are a team)
I second the motion…all in favour say “aye”! – and where’s our happy hour!!!
Aye. They can be co-chairs.
Thanks for pushing me through those last 10 C&Js. Too bad we can’t clone you to have another coach in Ohio. It may also save John’s voice from completely disappearing.
To continue the punishment into the weekend and give you all an opportunity to cheat on your paleo love affairs (with that cold domestic beer John speaks of), Robbie and I cordially invite you to what can only be called the Intergalactic Bank Gala! (yes, this is what happens when space geeks and world bank geeks try and come up with a party theme).
**Summary: come hang out and celebrate being passionate about something… anything… this saturday May 1, 8pm at 14th and P.**
Details and RSVP here:
(Also consider this my endorsement for the idea of more social events, wherever they are!)