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ken c 2008-08-21
confused about the sequence. is it tall snatch + 2 snatch balance once or 1x3? or is it ts + 2 sb + heavy single sb + 85% of heavy sb x 1 x 3? am i making this harder than it should be?
xuan mai 2008-08-21
My globo-gym does not have racks, only a couple of squat cages. I'm not so confident with bailing on an OHS in a squat cage.

So, for the overhead squat, is there a better way (other than snatching it - a heavy single OHS is much greater than my max snatch) of getting the bar over my head other than cleaning it, push jerking it up, lowering it to my back and then push pressing it back up with the wide grip? It's...well...so taxing that way. :)

Also, I'm flexible enough to OHS with a clean grip - would that suffice?
Justin 2008-08-21
Xuan Mai, come to the Brooklyn Box... Greg, Leslie, and I will be doing this and you can bail all you want!!!!
Matt Wichlinski 2008-08-21
first sequence is slightly confusing
Niko 2008-08-21
What is Flutter-kicks?
Greg Everett 2008-08-21
Ken - Do a tall snatch; bring the bar to the back of your neck; do 2 snatch balances. Work up to a set with the heaviest tall snatch you're able to do (I changed the wording on the workout just now - it was confusing).Xuan Mai -You'll be fine in a squat rack. Just try it and get comfortable. Niko - Lie on your back; elevate your feet with straight legs to a few inches off the floor; lift one leg slightly while lowering the other to just off the floor and alternate quickly - think of it as finning in the water.
ken c 2008-08-21
got it. thanks.
MB 2008-08-21

Tall snatch + 2 snatch balance - heaviest for day; 85% of single x 1 x 3
(up to 47 kg, then 42kg x 1 x 3)

Overhead squat - heavy single; 85% of single x 2 x 3
(up to 80 kg, then 70kg x 2 x 3)

Chin-ups - 3 x 12 (add weight if needed)
15 lbs, 10 lbs, bodyweight

4 rounds for time of:
250 m row
30 sit-ups
30 flutter-kicks

Time: 10:11
KCFB 2008-08-22
TS + SB: 140 - HS, 120 x3
OHS: 180, 155 x3
Chin Up: +20, +15, +7.5


tommi k 2008-08-22
Tall sn.+2sn.bal. heavy ,58.5kg/48.5kgx1x2
OHS heavy single 85kg/2x2x72.5kg
Chin ups 3x12

Metcon: 10:40
EricBrandom 2008-08-22

Tall Snatch + 2sn bal: 65kg 1x3: 55kg
OHS Heavy: 95kg 2x3: 80kg
Chinups: 3x12 - no kip

Metcon: 8:25
kent 2008-08-22
6am Crossfit ANGIE
100 pull ups
100push ups
100 sit ups
tall snatch+2 snatch balance 135/115
OHS heavy single 225 85% 2x3 190
chin ups 3x12 26/17/12.5
Row 1000m 3:30
Thanks Greg
John Messano 2008-08-22
TallSn + (SnBalance*2) - 95, 75*3
OHS - 135, 95*3
Chinups - 12, 8-3-1, 6-2-2-1-1

sub'd 2 rounds for time:*
row 250m, 30abmatsitups, 30flutterkicks

*sick with a cold virus, fatigue, time - mostly just fatigue.
JD 2008-08-22
Tall snatch + 2 snatch balance - 45kg; 40kg of single x 1 x 3
Overhead squat - 90kg; 77kg x 2 x 3
Chin-ups - 3 x 12
Matt Wichlinski 2008-08-22
135, 115x1x3
255, 220x2 tweeked shoulder
3x12 chin ups

14:59 abmat situps
ken c 2008-08-22

tall snatch + snatch balance: 115
1x3: 95
overhead squat: 185
2x3: 155
pull ups 3x12; no weight, no kip

metcon: 8:52

never done tall snatch or snatch balance. took some getting used to. was rushed on this workout. had to get to meet the teacher night.
Matt Dyson 2008-08-22
Tall snatch + 2 snatch balance - heaviest for day; 85% of single x 1 x 3
Matt: 75#/65#
Overhead squat - heavy single; 85% of single x 2 x 3
Matt: 75#/65# felt seriously weak and unable to stabalise
Chin-ups - 3 x 12 (add weight if needed) Matt: Bodyweight

Met Con: Replaced this with a 2 hour hilly, hot and humid mountain bike ride.
4 rounds for time of:
250 m row
30 sit-ups
30 flutter kicks
Lesson learnt: Try to do the workouts and rest days in sequence as Rx. I was feeling somewhat shattered today!
carl 2008-08-22
TSN: 75#; 60#
OHS: 160#; 140#
CU: Bodyweight...

Metcon: 10:32
Jonathan Dunn 2008-08-22
Tall snatch + 2 snatch balance: worked up to 80#, then 70#x1x3
OHS: worked up to 115#, then 95#x1x3
Chinups: 3x12xBW(191). Last 2 sets were broken.

4 rounds for time of:
400 m run (no rower)
30 sit-ups
30 flutter kicks


Very humiliating workout, especially on the tall snatches and OHS. Looks like I have IDed a huge weakness!

During the OHS, I had to struggle to keep the weights from falling forward. Is this a mobility or flexibility issue, and if so, what do I do to repair this weakness?
Justin "Thor" 2008-08-22
Tall Snatch + 2sn bal: 135#; 115#
OHS Heavy: 225#; 205 (I can't figure out %s when Im tired)x1-Shoulders burnt
Chinups: 3x12 - Forgot all about these

Metcon: 10:15
Greg Everett 2008-08-22
Jonathan -Inflexibility is the most likely reason for your falling forward during OHSs. Keeping doing the OHS as much as possible; increase (or add) ankle, hip and shoulder flexibility work, and make sure you understand the correct positioning for both your body and the bar in that movement.
Jason Boag 2008-08-23
TS: up to 85lbs, 75lbs x 1 x 3
OHS: up to 205lbs, 175lbs x 2 x 3
Pull-ups: 3 x 12 strict, bodyweight, mixed grips

Metcon: 7:59
Jody Woodland 2008-08-23

TS+2SN BAL: 95#, 95# x 1 x 4
OHS: 185#, 155# x 2 x 3
Chins: 12/8+4neg/8+4neg @ 85# assist

Assistance stuff: DL maintenance 275# x 5, forearm suite

Metcon: 16:00 (sheesh)

As a few others have noted, this was humbling. I found it very difficult to get the bar moving with only a shrug. The snatch balances were much easier than the tall snatch. In OHS balance was definitely the issue, not weight. As for metcon, I find it very difficult to do situps after gassing myself on the rower. I'm choosing to see "lots of room for improvement" as a good thing.
Mike Donnelly 2008-08-23
Tall Sn + 2Sn Bal: 65; 45X1X3
OHS: 95; 80X2X3
Chin: 12, 4+4+4, 6+6

Metcon: 12:42
Greg Everett 2008-08-23
Jody - The idea with the tall snatches is NOT to get the bar moving - it's to get YOU moving down.
Jody Woodland 2008-08-23
I see how that works with the tall clean since you start out holding the bar roughly at the height you'll receive it in the rack. The demo video shows that quite clearly.

In the tall snatch, doesn't receiving the bar overhead necessitate quite a bit more lifting of the bar?
Greg Everett 2008-08-24
Jody - Yes, the bar does have to move up, but that will happen as a natural reaction to you pulling against it to get yourself down. I just said that because the way I read your post made it seem like you were trying to bring the bar up more than you should be. My misinterpretation.
Tarun Suri 2008-08-25
TSn+2SN: 45, 45x1x3
OHS: 60, 45x1x3
Chinup: 10lbs, 12,12,6
MAWL 2008-08-29

TSn+2SnBal: 95,85x1x3
OHS: 115, 95x2x3
Chinup: 3x12 - favoring right side as I got tired

Metcon: 9:40 subbed 20KG KB SDHP for rows

Took awhile to get used to tall snatch and snatch balance. Still not there yet, but that's what practice is for
md 2015-05-30
I do not have a rower. What replacement would be acceptable? Thanks.
Steve Pan 2015-05-30
Run or 1 minute of jump rope should be okay to use as a substitute.
md 2015-06-01
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