Hi all Ive started the CA WOD but.. mainly use DB's rather than the BB for the oly lifts also for the front squat i sometimes substitute zercher squats and db front squats.
The reason well... I'm just to lazy to learn the oly lifts with a barbell lol
No thats a joke there is a reasoning behind my madness i guess some personal history might explain.
Ive practiced many different sports climbing, caving, boxing, a bit of judo, running, power lifting the usual body building routines when i was younger (had my first weight set when i was 12) and spent 4 years running around with a pack on my back on behalf of Her Majesty.
I don't have great genetics I'm no special athlete (39 yrs young now
) just loved my training and I've noticed most guys from the forces love hurting themselves training (god bless met cons).
I first came across crossfit roughly 3 1/2years ago and it seemed a natural progression to my training I was after more functionality and GPP. I have to say i have never felt so good as i did then.
I found with the clean I had a big problem racking the weight and no matter how much stretching the triceps and wrist joints i just couldn't get the bar onto the shoulder, I guessed I was one of those that couldn't rack the weight.
I got to a 115kg clean and the weight was getting to much for my wrists so decided to use the dB's
After a week of using the dB's I noticed a big diff on the punch bag, as well as my take downs when practicing a bit of wrestling with a mate.
Well 2 years ago i started with a problem with my leg which messed my training up and the problem was only finally diagnosed when it went to my other leg about 8 months ago. After a course of tabs I'm BACK
during the time off a mate who is into mma mentioned Ross training so i ordered one of his books and did some research.
I came back about 2 months ago gave Ross a try and liked some of his ideas but missed crossfit, i also wanted to be lifting more but had no idea how to fit it into a routine. After reading on the forums i came across you guys and love what i see so... I'm planning to try and keep the functionality i found with the dumbbells, add a bit of Ross and follow your WOD and see where it takes me.
This is the start of the second week strength for me and loved the first week, which ill post later. My legs felt drained and my core felt tired but that was probably to many met cons (everyday lol)
Another thing due to the problem with my leg i have to run everyday so the metcon tends to always have a running element, just now its on the treadmill but come summer time I'll be back on the track.
To give you an idea of what i can lift for progression purposes
All db lifts are from the floor
Db one arm clean and push press 40kg two arm 32.5kg (each db)
Db one arm power snatch 50kg two arm (30 kg)
squat bb 140kg (3 reps)
deadlift 185kg (3 reps)
zercher squat 100kg (1 rep) Just love this exercise
Hang power clean 100kg (1 rep)
This is some of the top of my head ill add more when i can find the scraps of paper i wrote them on i think there are crammed into my chalk bag.
Now i know i wont get as much power from using the dB's compared to the bb but I'm interested to see where i can go with this. I'm still unsure if i should be bringing the dB's from the floor or not but ill be mixing it around so see what happens.
Also after my warm up i practice the frog or handstand press ups both of which I'm so lame but hey.. i like a challenge.
Well thanks for reading and ill post last weeks (1st week of strength) later.