Tuesday, October 4, 2011


  1. BrianT | October 3, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Bates – saw your picture on the Diesel site….nice work!

    • johndouglasbates | October 4, 2011 at 8:22 am

      Thanks Brian!

  2. jdchristopher | October 4, 2011 at 1:50 am

    WODing from San Diego… and, thus, a day behind MPH postings.

    Checked out CrossFit Invictus today. Great facility… I’ve never been in a box before that had a playpen for kids. That was different.

    15 minutes to established 1 heavy rep (not max) clean+jerk
    then, 60 seconds as many clean+jerks as possible at 135/95lbs.

    Since I don’t have a real good jerk, I did clean+ push press. They heaviest I got was 115lb– I think I could have gone heavier, but I didn’t have time to rerack the bar.

    Did the 60 second trial at 115lbs. Score: 9 completed reps. I no-repped myself once for having “Globo Gym arms”… It looked horrible.

    ..gotta say, as awesome as all the boxes are that I’ve been to (Atlanta, Montreal, San Diego)– I still miss MPH when I’m away from home. Maybe it’s just cuz that 7p class is so awesome…


  3. No Doubt | October 4, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Oly class at CrossFit Deep Ellum:

    7×3 hang squat snatch
    5×5 snatch double pull
    5×5 snatch high pull

    Completed all at 75lbs. Then,

    4x 4/8 squat (4 front squat then 8 back squat): 125-125-135-135

  4. b-kay | October 4, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Derek B.: 135-165-185-200-200-205x-205-lbs.
    Ted K.: 75-95-95-95-95-95-x-lbs. (sub: front squat)
    Steve M.: 115-145-165-180-195x-180-x-lbs.
    Jeff T.: 95-125-140-140-155-155-155-lbs.
    Scott T.: 95-95-115-115-115-115-x-lbs. (sub: front squat)
    Kris C.: 95-115-130-140x-125-125-x-lbs.
    Campbell R.: 75-95-105-115-125-115-x-lbs.
    Scott F.: 65-65-80-95-105-105-105-lbs. (sub: front squat)
    Holmes H.: 95-115-130-145-145-135-135-lbs.
    Charlie S.: 95-115-130-130-130-130-130x-lbs. (sub: front squat)
    Jen M.: 95-95-105-105-95-95-95-lbs.
    Kirsten P.: 95-115-115-125-125-125-125-lbs.
    Mayra C.: 75-85-100-85-85-85-85-lbs. (sub: front squat)
    Keena S.: 75-85-95-105-105-95-95-lbs.
    Set S.: 55-65-80-80-80-70-70-lbs. (sub: front squat)
    Julie G.: 55-65-75-75-75-75-65-lbs. (sub: front squat)
    Ivy F.: 125-125-135-150-150-135-x-lbs.
    Roselena R.: 95-115-130-145-130-130-x-lbs.
    Johnny A.: 95-115-130-130-130-130-130-lbs. (sub: push press)
    Bill S.: 95-110-110-110-120-120-120-lbs.
    Bradley D.: 75-75-95-115-130-140-150-lbs. (sub: front squat)
    Jessy C.: 75-95-95-95-95-95-95-lbs.
    Rob M.: 55-65-85-85-100-115-125-lbs. (sub: front squat)
    Kate R.: 55-65-75-85-90-90-95-lbs. (sub: front squat)
    Josh M.: 115-145-165-185-195-195-185-lbs.
    Cristian D.: 115-140-160-170-180-180-165-lbs.
    Glenn C.: 95-125-145-165-185-175-175-lbs.
    Matt H.: 95-115-135-155-155-155-135-lbs.
    Bill G.: 135-175-205-225-245-265-265-lbs.
    David O.: 135-165-185-205-205-205-185-lbs.
    Rob K.: 135-165-185-205-185-185-185-lbs.
    Kaisa A.: 75-95-105-125-135-135-135-lbs.
    Mike S.: 165-185-225-225-225-225-225-lbs.
    Joe P.: 225-265-295-295-295-295-295-lbs.
    Jeff W.: 165-185-205-205-205-185-185-lbs.
    Brian T.: 140-160-180-180-190-190x-180-lbs.
    Caitlin S.: 110-120-130-130-130-130-130-lbs.
    Ralph B.: 110-120-130-140-150-160-160-lbs. (sub: front squat)
    Borja G.: 135-165-185-225-225-225-205-lbs.
    Ralph A.: 135-165-185-185-195-205-215-lbs.
    Alex M.: 135-165-185-205-225-235-235-lbs.
    Michael F.: 135-165-185-205-225-235-235-lbs.
    Jon H.: 115-145-165-185-195x-185x-185x-lbs.
    Larry B.: 95-135-150-165-185x-175-175-lbs.
    Matthew W.: 125-145-165-185-205-225-245-lbs.
    Alex H.: 145-165-185-205-215-225x-215x-lbs.
    Dave R.: 205-255-285-305-305x-295-285-lbs.
    Benjamin T.: 115-115-115-115-130-130-130-lbs.
    Pete S.: 110-110-110-120-120-130-130-lbs.
    Thomas B.: 95-105-105-120-135-145-145-lbs.
    Brandon W.: 65-75-85-95-110-x-x-lbs. (sub: front squat)
    Lisa C.: 75-85-95-100-110-120-110-lbs.
    Joseph P.: (sub: 5x pull-up + 10x pushup; 5 rounds)
    Christy P.: 155-175-185-185-175-x-x-lbs.
    John G.: 95-95-95-115-135-115-115-lbs.
    Thomas M.: 125-145-145-145-135-135-135-lbs.
    Ben T.: 115-130-140-140-140-145-125-lbs.
    Matt C.: 95-110-125-135-140-140-125-lbs.
    John M.: 110-125-135-135-135x-125-125-lbs. (sub: front squat)
    Jenn J.: 75-85-95-95-95-95-95-lbs. (sub: front squat)
    Anne M.: 75-95-105-115-115-115-115-lbs.
    Diane N.: 55-65-65-70-75-75-x-lbs. (sub: front squat)
    Candida M.: 45-55-65-65-65-65-65-lbs. (sub: front squat)
    Jeremy N.: 185-225-245-265-265-275-280-lbs.
    John B.: 185-205-215-215-215-215-195-lbs.
    Ryan S.: 165-185-205-235-235-235-235-lbs.
    Chris C.: 155-175-195-225-250-250-255-lbs.
    Wayne C.: 95-135-150-165-165-170-155-lbs.
    Jeff B.: 95-125-140-155-155-165-165-lbs.
    Leota B.: 65-95-115-125-125-115-115-lbs.
    Alissa G.: 85-105-115-115-115x-105-105-lbs.
    Peter H.: 65-75-85-90-95-100-x-lbs. (sub: shoulder press)
    Jeremy M.: 45-55-55-65-75-85-85-lbs. (sub: front squat)
    Diana D.: 55-65-80-90-100-100-100-lbs.
    Sonal M.: 45-50-50-50-50-50-50-lbs. (sub: front squat)
    Rocio Q.: 45-45-50-50-50-50-50-lbs. (sub: front squat)
    David S.: 135-165-185-185-185-185-185-lbs.
    Clint R.: 115-140-160-160x-140-115-115-lbs. (sub: front squat)
    Travis O.: 135-150-155-155-155-155-155-lbs.
    Kerstin C.: 65-65-75-85-85-85-85-65-lbs. (sub: front squat)
    Christine S.: 65-75-80x-75x-70-70-70-lbs. (sub: shoulder press)
    Brad R.: 135-165-185-205-205-205-lbs.
    Sean F.: 135-150-165-175-175-175-175-lbs.
    Keith H.: 125-140-155-170-185-205-205-lbs.
    Jerry C.: 135-165-185-200-210-210-x-lbs.
    Brian J.: 95-125-160-170-175-x-lbs.
    Krishnan S.: 75-95-115-115-120-120-x-lbs. (sub: front squat)
    Arvin G.: 65-75-75-75-85-95-x-lbs. (sub: front squat)

  5. thmjr19 | October 4, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Another MPHer in San Diego? We should hit a workout while here.

    I went to the 6 am class at Crossfit San Diego downtown near the freeway (14th and E.). Today’s WOD was “Crossfit Total”: three attempts at max back squat, press and deadlift. Add the total of the three top attempts for the total score. I hadn’t done back press before so the coach worked with me on form at a weight around 200+ (I think. I still can’t add even from the west coast.). Press was 85 and two fails at 95. Deadlift of 185, 205 and 255.

    I echo missing MPH. The coach was nice and helpful. But nobody said hi to me, which I thought was a reflection on me, until I noticed nobody spoke to each other. I introduced myself to the other two out of towners. Athletes were on their own to monitor their progress and choose their own weight, something I was not comfortable with. There was no warm up, warm down or homework. I also No Repped myself a few times which confused the people around me. But they weren’t saying hello anyway so I had no problem being the weird guy from out of town. Plus people rolled in late even though 20 burpees were threatened on the box’s website for being late today. Clearly it was a hollow threat.

    Looking forward to being back at MPH for Saturday 10 am.

    Terry M


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