Thursday, June 17, 2010


  1. The Dominator | June 16, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Yes! My favorite (but don’t tell the deadlift).


  2. coach | June 17, 2010 at 8:53 am


    We threw it out there, you delivered. 135 is outstanding work.


    • Mrs. F | June 17, 2010 at 9:05 am

      Sid, you rocked it! If I had been thinking I would have INSISTED we put the big 45’s on! Even so, I think you should consider this a plate graduation, girl!

      • tbferg | June 17, 2010 at 9:19 am

        Damn, Sid. Nice work.

    • Jen M. | June 17, 2010 at 9:37 am

      SID!!! Awesome!!! wish I’d been there to see it

      p.s. I hope you were wearing the pink shoes 🙂

      • coach | June 17, 2010 at 10:56 am

        You have to know what shoes she was wearing, Beaker—the murdered-out black ones.

        That’s how you become great, Sid. That’s how you become great.


    • mchofia | June 17, 2010 at 9:43 am

      Sid aka Jet,

      Like I said with thrusters this mighty, you could be a Jet. Great job!!

    • swimdra | June 17, 2010 at 11:48 am

      Thanks everyone. It was pretty awesome to hit the number that John threw out at the beginning of the workout as a seemingly ridiculously high number compared to my old PR. Workouts like these get me excited because I never thought of myself as someone who could lift heavy things before I came to MPH, and now that view has certainly changed and I consider myself pretty darn good at it. I love workouts like this where I can crush my old PR and very clearly see how far I’ve come with my lifting. Also, even though I don’t like bragging I’m just gonna put it out there….it’s a really cool feeling knowing I can lift some really heavy weights, and to be one of the stronger women at MPH.

      Is Jet in reference to West Side Story…or some 1980s thing I’m missing out on? I never would have thought I would need to brush up on my pop culture just so I could know what’s going on at my gym. I’ve already had to have a couple movies nights and look things up on youtube just to keep up. And yes, I know that admitting that makes me look even more dorky.

      • swimdra | June 17, 2010 at 11:53 am

        Also, I realize it’s not a West Side Story reference since that is a musical and therefore John would never think it’s cool to have my nickname be that. I just wanted to admit my ignorance and get it out there so I can know what the heck people are talking about.

        • coach | June 17, 2010 at 12:20 pm

          Good call, Jet. You get me. I dig that. I love the swagger, too—damn right you’re among the strongest athletes we have, women and men.

          It’s “Jet” like a Top Gun, thrust(ers) of a jet engine, need-for-speed kind of thing. Right, MC? Also, I think we may have the foundation for another movie-themed workout.


          • Notorious C.H.U.D. | June 17, 2010 at 2:14 pm

            Top Gun themed WOD?! Great balls of fire, it’s about time! Will it have Double-Unders? HSPU? Muscle Ups? Now this is what I call a target-rich environment!

          • coach | June 17, 2010 at 2:46 pm

            Put it up then, Chud. The list of possibilities is long and distinguished.

            But you can’t steal our MPH handle and give it to yourself. Don’t be that guy.

            If you need a new one, might I suggest “Hannibal Chudy”?


          • coach | June 17, 2010 at 3:01 pm


            –“Chudy Bateman” (American Psycho)
            –“Jack Chudy” (The Shining)
            –“Chudy Bates” (Psycho)

            And, my personal favorite: “Chudyface” (Texas Chainsaw Massacre).

            Let me know if you need more…


          • Notorious C.H.U.D. | June 17, 2010 at 4:24 pm

            Hahaha all fine suggestions! But I like C.H.U.D. since it’s also the title of the 1984 classic horror film about Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers. Don’t laugh- they made a sequel. I’m leaning toward Chudyface, but willing to hear more suggestions.
            Speaking of handles, when are you going to use “your personal trainer works out here”? I’m not feeling this “love” that MPH is spreading.

          • coach | June 17, 2010 at 4:42 pm

            It’s hard to beat “Chudyface”—unless you make it “C.H.U.D.face”.


  3. Droz | June 17, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Sid you are a rock star. 135 is HEAVY.

    Sid needs a nickname – something that speaks to her quite nature but kick ass strength and skill. Silent Assassin is a little cliché, and not that clever, so
    Coach Main – you are on the clock.

    • coach | June 17, 2010 at 10:57 am

      I think MC’s already done it: “Jet” it is.



      • Droz | June 17, 2010 at 11:08 am

        I missed that. I like it. Jet it is then.

  4. coach | June 17, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Ralph A.: 145-155-155-165-165-170x-170-lbs.
    Erez Y.: 135-145-145-155-155-160x-160x-lbs. (sub: push press)
    Derek B.: 7, 8, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7 (55-lbs.; sub: max thruster)
    Erin K.: 115-115-120x-120-120-120x-120x-lbs.
    Tamra F.: 115-115-120-120-125x-125x-120-lbs.
    Teal B.: 90-95-100-105-110-115x-105-lbs.
    Paul M.: 95-105-105-110-110-110-110-lbs.
    Keena S.: 80-80x-75-75-75-75-75-lbs.
    Ted K.: 105-105-110-115-120-120x-115-lbs.
    Kris C.: 85-85-85-85-85-85-85x-lbs.
    Ryan B.: 65-65-65-65-55-55-55-lbs.
    Josh O.: 175-185-195-205-205x-195-195-lbs.
    Mike S.: 165-175-185-185x-185x-175-175-lbs.
    Charles H.: 175-185x-185x-175-180-180x-175-lbs.
    Ivy F.: 110-115-120x-120x-115-115-115-lbs.
    Michael S.: 85-85-85-85-85-85-85-lbs.
    Jessy C.: 75-85x-85-85x-85x-80-80-lbs.
    Sidra C.: 125-135-145x-135x-125-125-125-lbs.
    Dave O.: 145-150-155-160-160-160x-150-lbs.
    Jeremy N.: 145-155-165-165-165-165-165-lbs.
    Josh M.: 125-135x-130-135-135x-125-125-lbs.
    Robbie S.: 125-135-135-140-145-145-145-lbs.
    Mayra C.: 80-85-90x-90-90-90-90-lbs.
    Jessica H.: 85-90-95x-90-90-90-95-lbs.
    John S.: 125-135-140-140-140-140-140-lbs.
    Kevin C.: 115-120-125-130-130-130-130-lbs.
    Roselena R.: 105-110-115-120-125-125x-125-lbs.
    Jim M.: 95-95-95-100-100-100-100-lbs.
    Caitlin F.: 80-85-90x-90x-85-85-85-lbs. (sub: shoulder press)
    Joseph P.: 115-125-125x-115-115-115x-115-lbs.
    Glenn C.: 125-125-125-130-130-135-135-135-lbs.
    Jen M.: 95-105x-100-95-95-95-95-lbs.
    David T.: 85-85-85-85-85-85-85-lbs.
    Joe F.: 125-135-135-135-145-145x-145-lbs.
    Josh Mc.: 135-145-155-165-175x-175x-160-lbs.
    Christy P.: 125-130-140-145-150x-150x-150x-lbs.
    David S.: 95-105-95-95-95-95-95-lbs.
    Susanna B.: 95-105-110-115-115-115x-115-lbs.
    Thomas M.: 105-110-115-115x-105-105-105-lbs.
    Adam C.: 145-150-155-155-160-165x-165x-lbs.
    Andrew R.: 115-125-130-130-135-135-135-lbs.
    Tyler P.: 125-135-135-140-145x-145-150x-lbs.
    Amy D.: 80-85-85-85-85-85-85-lbs. (sub: push press)
    Luke D.: 85-85-95-95-95-95-95-lbs.
    Chad F.: 105-115-120-125-130-135-140-lbs.
    Sean F.: 125x-125x-115x-115x-110-110-110x-lbs.
    Adam F.: 85-95-95-95-95-95-95-lbs.
    Anna H.: 60-65-65-65-65-65-65-lbs.
    Brent W.: 85-105-105-105-105-105-105-lbs.
    Meghan M.: 135-145-155x-155-160x-160x-150-lbs.
    Jonathan H.: 115-125-130-135-135-140-140x-lbs.
    Wayne C.: 95-100-105-110-115-115-115-lbs. (sub: shoulder press)
    Jenn J.: 65-70-75-80-80-75-75-lbs.
    Jen O.: 65-65-65-65-65-65-65-lbs.
    Livia S.: 45-50x-50-55x-50-50-50-lbs.
    Stuart W.: 95-100-105-110-110-110-110-lbs. (sub: shoulder press)
    Christine S.: 75-75-75-75-75-75-75-lbs.
    Leota T.: 75-85x-80-80-75-75-75-lbs.
    Shana S.: 85-90-95-100x-95x-85-85-lbs.
    John B.: 105-115-120-125-130-135x-125x-lbs.

  5. TinkWants2GetStronger | June 17, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Congrats Sid!! Wish I saw history happen

    Sub: hsup

    body weight no plates

  6. Erez | June 17, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Awesome Sid. More food links, this time to a CSA that’ll deliver to your door:


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