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  • Back squat - 85% x 3 x 5
  • Clean deadlift - 115% x 3 x 3
  • Push press - 83% x 5 x 5
  • Bent row - test max; 77% x 8 x 3
  • Weighted GHD sit-ups - 3 x 6
Strength Cycle 1 - Week 2

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Kevin Parsons 1 | 2008-12-21
Are the percentags for the push press from a press max or a push press max? Thanks Kevin
Cullen Foresman 2 | 2008-12-21
Greg, do you and Aimee still assist Mike Burgener at the crossfit olympic lifting certs? I've been wanting to go to one of yours, but just discovered there is a crossfit one scheduled here in tucson in february and promptly registered. This will be my first real personal instruction in the lifts and despite doing them for a while I still consider myself a beginner. Do you suggest I make any changes in my training between now and then, or have any other advice to help me get the most out of the seminar? Thanks, Cullen
Greg Everett 3 | 2008-12-22
Kevin - Push press - always of the associated lift unless noted otherwise.
Greg Everett 4 | 2008-12-22
Cullen - We don't. The best thing you can do between now and the seminar is work on your flexibility - particularly dial in your overhead and front squat. Don't worry about much else - you're going so you can have Coach Burgener instruct you - the blanker the slate, the better. But having the flexibility necessary to hit the positions will allow you to really go through the learning progressions and get squared away.
Cullen Foresman 5 | 2008-12-22
Thank you for the advice, sorry I won't be seeing you guys there. Cullen
Richard Vanmeerbeek 6 | 2008-12-22
BS - 115kg SP - 62.5kg x 3 x 4 Row - 100kg, 77.5kg ghd - 5kg behind head
ADR 7 | 2008-12-22
Back squat - 245# x 3 x 5 Clean deadlift - 275# x 3 x 3 Push press - 155# x 5 x 5 Bent row - 195#; 155# x 8 x 3 Weighted GHD sit-ups - 3 x 6 - 50#, 50#, 75#
Minh Tran/M/25/5'9/170/WY 8 | 2008-12-22
Well today was my first day transitioning to a high bar, olympic style squat. I had to take a big slash in my ego and about 20 lbs off the bar in order to perform the reps today. I can see how it works more of the thighs and keeps you in that upright stance but it is still a difficult change from my powerlifting low bar stance. With a little work the numbers should come... BS: 280x2+1 (first set high bar, feeling a little to close to max.) 260x3x4 Cl DL: 305x3x3 Push Press: 185x5x5 (last set missed the last rep, tri's smoked) Bent Row: 135x8x1, 185x8x2 (out of time)
saulj 9 | 2008-12-22
All weights in KG except as noted: Back squat - 102 x 3 x 5 Clean deadlift - 100 x 3 x 3 Push press - 67.5 x 5 x 5 Bent row - 60 lb DBs; 45 lb DB x 8 x 3 Weighted GHD sit-ups - 3 x 6 could only do 10 lb DB behind the neck cuz my abs are still torn up from Sat. It was mentally hard to get under heavy weight today. I tried every excuse, even getting actual work done, but eventually, finished.
Veronica Davis 10 | 2008-12-22
F/29/125 Back Squat: 165 lbs Clean DL: 135 lbs Push Press: 75 lbs Bent Over Row: 135 lbs; 105 lbs Weighted Situps: 25 lbs... abs still sore from Sat.
Nick B 11 | 2008-12-22
Back Squat: 295 lbs Clean Deadlift: 295 lbs Push Press: 165 lbs Bent Row: 200 lbs; 155 lbs Weighted Decline Sit-Ups: 35 lbs
Jordan 12 | 2008-12-22
BS: 105kg x3 x5 Clean DL: 100kg x3 x3 PP: 50kg x5 x5 Bent Row: 70kg, 52.5kg x8 x3 Weighted GHD: 12kg x3 x6 with KB held @ chest
Rossi 13 | 2008-12-22
Back Squat: 315lbs X3X5 Clean DL: 275lbs X3X3 PP: 135 X5X5 went light Bent row: 205lbs; 165lbs x8x3
Jesse Woody 14 | 2008-12-22
BS: 295# x 3 x 5 CDL: 315# x 3 x 3 PP: 195# x 5 x 5 Row: 195# max, 155 x 8 x 3 Sit-Ups + 45# x 6 x 3
Stephan - CF Broward 15 | 2008-12-22
Back Squat: 345lb x 3 x 5 (missed last rep on last set) Clean DL: 315lb x 3 x 3 Push Press: Did not complete due to shoulder issues. 195lbx5x1 Bent Row: 245lb, 185x8x3 GHD with 20lb med ball
Steve O 16 | 2008-12-22
35M/5'6''/168# First day of program: BS: 225# x 3 x 5 CDL: 225# x 3 x 3 PP: 135# x 5 x 5 Row: 155# x 8 x 3 Sit-Ups: 55# x 10 x 3
Jason Y. 17 | 2008-12-22
BS: 191# x3x5 CDL: 210# x3x3 PP: 136# x5x5 BR: 135, 105 x8x3 WGHD: 10# x6x3
Eric Brandom 18 | 2008-12-23
BS - 325 CDL - 325 PP - 195 BR - 275, 225 WGHD - +45#
tom a 19 | 2008-12-23
BS 295x3x5 CDL 260x3x3 PP 170x5x5 BR 205, 155x8x3 WGHD 12kg, 16kg, 16kg x6 each (KB @ full arm extension, alternating)
Leo 20 | 2008-12-23
BS- 119kg x3x5 CDL- 97.2kg x3x3 PP- 66.4kg x5x5 BOR- 71kg x8x3 Did a crazy OCCF wod earlier, was feeling a little tired. But the work got done, that was a good one.Did not have access to a GHD so did weight, overhead flutter kicks.
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