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Old 03-14-2008, 09:06 AM   #1
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Default Donny Shankle wiht a 1:47 Grace

http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/C...ankleGrace.wmv

Already posted at the CrossFit board.

I think it's nice how he killed that time while doing muscle cleans and strict presses for half the reps.

Geez.

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http://www.board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=28368
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:27 AM   #2
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I want to see someone do Isobel.
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:38 AM   #3
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I'll just say that Donny is amazing.

I like how Glenn said he hasn't done more than 1 or 2 reps at a time in a couple of years.
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:28 AM   #4
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Pretty strong stuff. Is his background in Oly lifting? It just looks so light to him...amazing.
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:37 AM   #5
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That's awesome. I don't care if he did muscle clean it and didn't get full lock outs. Great work.

I tried squat cleans and split jerks with 135 a few days ago. Did 12 reps and thought I was going to pass out. However, doing the muscle clean and press is something I might put me into the 20s. But I don't know if I could get 30.

Isabel is the 135 snatch for time, correct? I wouldn't even consider that unless I was strapped in. I'd bash myself in the forehead for sure. Hat's off to those that have completed it.

A few of my goals before I turn 40 is to do Linda (could be Helen, I forget my girls "three bars of death") with the correct weights and do Grace. Not a care to the time, just to get through the exercise itself. I'll have to think long and hard about Isabel.

Absolutely inspirational.

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Old 03-14-2008, 10:51 AM   #6
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I'm sure I read somewhere that Josh Everett had done Isabel in 90 seconds.
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:06 AM   #7
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:39 AM   #8
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Strength, the quality........Über Alles.
Seriously. It's quite the buy-in for whatever game you want to play.
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Seriously. It's quite the buy-in for whatever game you want to play.
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:49 AM   #10
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Great place for a strength/power discussion.

So, as was said above, Donny had not done more than 1-2 reps at a time in a couple of years. If I remember correctly, his C&J as stated on the video was something like 158kg. So, Grace was ~39% of his (for the sake of argument) max C&J. A low percentage of his max, no metcon prep (at all?) and he puts up a great number with no "practice" of that WOD.

Power bias training, anyone?

This is starting to make me think that metcon, as it is currently done, is an unnecessary drain on resources (calorie, adrenal reserve, minerals from sweating, etc.). Doing lower rep sets with higher weights to build higher limit power/strength would seem to give the best of most worlds.

Besides, lifting heavy weights or doing gymnastics strength exercises is way more fun than a grueling metcon.

That video totally confirmed my belief in the approach I'm now taking towards my personal workouts.
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