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Dan 2008-03-03
3 rounds for time of:
12 1-arm DB split snatch 18% BW
23 kipping pull-ups
7 Ring dips
90 seconds rest

90 sec between rounds? So 4:30 + the time it takes to do the exercises?
Greg Everett 2008-03-03
No, just 3 min +
Dan 2008-03-03
Duh! Not sure what I was thinking there but thanks.
Danny 2008-03-03
I am having Deja Vu with this picture. Does Aimee always wrap her thumbs like that?
Aimee 2008-03-03
I was thinking the same thing!!
just for the record, for this and all future pictures, i always wrap my thumbs.
they are big and have nowhere else to go.
Derek M 2008-03-03
Aimee, why do you use a belt? What particular use does that have for someone can use the core musculature for IAP reasons?
Troy Archie 2008-03-04
Is she squating 105 there?
Danny 2008-03-04
Aimee uses a belt because it matches her purse!
Shawn Thomas 2008-03-04
greg, need ur brief opinion on low back problems. I have hyperlordosis, which causes bouts of low back pain a couple times a year. I literally can't lift & have to take time off. I am 35 w/ 20 yrs lifting experiance, but seriously might hang up the liftin shoes. I know what I need to do, but looking for other opinions.

Aimee 2008-03-04
Troy- I think it is 108. you just can't see the change. I was doing 108 for 5 sets of 5 and hating every minute of it, by the look on my face.

Derek I use the belt because it helps me stabilize while I am in the bottom, and keep my lower back in a good position. Also it helps my breathing (I can push against the belt when I fill my stomach with air).
Unfortunately it is not some magic tool that allows me to lift more.

Danny, kinda like your shoes match your purse?

Greg Everett 2008-03-04
Derek - Everyone can create some degree of IAP. But no matter how strong you are, a belt will allow greater IAP by reinforcing the muscles that contain the pressure (abs primarily). We try to encourage lifters to use their belts only on their heaviest clean, jerk and squat efforts (like 90% +). The idea that using a belt prevents developing core strength is nonsense if that belt is being used on legitimately heavy efforts (i.e., if you wore a belt around all day long for a month, you'd probably lose some core strength). You also have to keep in mind that Aimee is a weightlifter - Her only concern is snatching and clean & jerking as much weight as possible. The belt has to be viewed within context - if she were a CFer, she wouldn't be using a belt.
Dreid 2008-03-04

I apologize in advance if this question has been asked before, but I had a question about the loading during the strength cycle. An example is the 3x5 for push press I had yesterday. Am I supposed to use those five sets to work through heavier weights each set or am I supposed to maintain the same weight for all five sets?

Dreid 2008-03-04
Ok, I think I found the answer. You are supposed to be at a heavy weight all through the sets, the same weight...right? I'll assume that's what is meant unless I'm corrected.
Greg Everett 2008-03-04
Dreid - Yes, you're correct.
Robb Wolf 2008-03-04
I'm guessing some hamstring and hip-flexor tightness...how do you do on the death stretch?
Greg Everett 2008-03-04
Shawn -

What Robb said. Willing to bet your rectus femoris and iliopsoas are nice and tight. Loosen those up with stretching, back off hip-flexor intensive exercises (e.g. hanging leg raises, knees to elbows, full sit-up variations, etc.) for a while. Also, have you had anyone check it out professionally? Hyperlordosis itself shouldn't cause bouts of pain - make sure you don't have any funny business down there that needs treatment.
Craig Snyder 2008-03-04
Muscle Snatch: 75#x3, 95x2, 100 2x2
Power Snatch + 3 OHS: 85# x4
Power Clean + Push Jerk + Jerk: 95# x4

Met con: 3 rounds
12 1 arm DB split snatch 25#
23 Kipping pull ups
7 dips
90 second rest
Dan 2008-03-04
BW 196.8

Muscle snatch 3 x 2
95 x 3
115 x 2
125 x 2
135 x 2
145 x 1 missed 2nd rep

Power snatch + 3 overhead squat 63% (of snatch) x 4 sets
95 x 4 sets

Power clean + push jerk + jerk 63% (of clean) x 4 sets
155 x 4 sets

135 x 3 x 3

3 rounds for time of:
12 1-arm DB split snatch 18% BW
23 kipping pull-ups
7 Ring dips
90 seconds rest
TIME 9:07 used 35lbs DB
ec 2008-03-04
mu sn - 85#, 90#x2x2
sn complex - 85#
c&j complex - 95#

desperately trying to let an eternal blister heal, so didn't want kipping pullups.

did "christine" instead. 15.52 with 185# dl. 1.5 min off my pr... ill blame it on the 5# over BW dls.
prochargedmopar 2008-03-04

G.A. warmup 2x5 (ohs with 35# DB 5 ea. side)

PC 4x3 135,185,195,205
PJ 5x3 115,135,165,185,195

Rounds in 10 min of
6x 2"DB 1-arm sn 75#
12x Kip Chins 20#
6x Ring dips 20#

3 rounds +6 db sn + 12 kip chins

Chins were the kicker there

Recovery: Mixed frozen fruit smoothie w/4 omega eggs,4 glugs of olive oil, banana, blueberries, and grape juice.
Kevin 2008-03-04
hey guys, 22/220/6'6/m was track decathlete/football slot receiver and long time crossfitter now going you guys for awhile. ive always loved a high degree of oly lifts in my programming and came across you guys through evaT's site. i didnt know ya posted workouts until just a few weeks back.

anyhow, just wanna say hi and looking forward to alot more strength oly based work!

55kg ms
ps+ohs 65kg
pc+pj+j 80kg

4 rounds (overachiever wit no rest 12 1armsplitsnatch per arm) 5m17s
Dab 2008-03-05
4 rounds (overachiever wit no rest 12 1armsplitsnatch per arm) 5m17s

Nice job!
dan colson 2008-03-05
Muscle Snatch 2 x 3 45 kg
PS +3 OHS 50 kg
PC + PJ + J 70 kg

Rd 1 - 1:21
Rd 2 - 1:20
Rd 3 - 1:31
Adc (CFS) 2008-03-05



Met Con
Sub 16kg Alternating Split Snatch
Sub 10 Strict Pronated Chin Up
Ring Dips
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