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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Deadlifts.....Not me.....My Wife!!!!

Last night before bed my wife wanted to show me how she could back squat 115# 20 times!!! I could not believe she had done it earlier that day. I went in the basement and racked the weight on her back she did 10 pretty easilly and then dropped the weight. That in itself was impressive since she had been back squatting a lot earlier. I cannot believe how much she has pushed herself these last two months, she amazes me every day!!..........Then the tides turned.

She wanted to deadlift and asked what I thought she could do. I put on 115# and she did it again easily. I then wanted to up the weight but not tell her what it was. The most she has done was 135# and that was a while ago with a big struggle involved. So.....I put on 145# ans she pulled it like nothing!!!

Next....165#....again pulled it nicely.....then....185#...a beast of a weight I must say. She pulled hard and got it off the ground but not enough to finish the lift. Great try though and unbelievable to hit 165#!!!!

I never would have thought the day would come when MY wife would attempt 185# DL! Awesome!

Well, lets just say this inspired me. I had to do another WOD:

3 Rds

15 Hang Clean 135#
15 burpees


Last time I did this wod I got 5:00. So I was happy with the improvement but know I can go faster.

This morning I was in the gym at 8:30 ready to workout with Brandon. We do not get to do this often but we are going to hope to do it a few times a week. We started with 5 rep Max Deadlift:

5 x 365# (Brandon got 5 X 375# - even though he can do more)

Next we did the Crossfit Football WOD:

5 Rds

1 Shoulder Press 135#
1 Strict Pull up
1 Shoulder Press 135#
3 Strict Pull ups
1 Shoulder Press 135#
5 Strict Pull ups


i am not used to doing press...I normally push press or Split Jerk so this showed I need to work on my strength on this movement. I started with 145# but had to drop the weight.
Then I decided i wanted to do Filthy Fifty. I had been challenged and wanted to do it even though it would be my first time. I talked Brandon into doing it with me:

50 Box Jumps 24'
50 Jumping Pull ups
50 KB swings 1 Pood
50 Lunges
50 Knees to Elbows
50 Push Press Oly bar
50 GHD Back Extensions
50 Wall Balls 20#
50 burpees
50 Double Unders

18:20 (Brandon 18:09...we will have to do this one again)

My goal was to beat 17:22, but this WOD wrecked me. I felt like I was moving in slow motion and definately need to do more of these. Also, being as fatigued as I was the Double Unders were hard to string together. I really need to start working on my weaknesses when I am fatigued. I NEED to get better, and the only way is to do the things I am not good at and get good at them. I will concentrate on this!

Deadlifting tonight.



  1. awesome time on the filthy 50, my first time doing it, took me 45 min, im not joking... and i dont think that double unders are anybodies strength, but if you cant do them that well it leaves you vulnerable in competitions that might have them but we can all get better at something...and congrats to your wife on the new PR!!

  2. That's an awesome idea about the double unders after the wod seriously I need to start doing stuff like that I feel dumb for not thinking about that... I would do penalties but never work on a specific skill might start doing double understand and muscle ups...did you check out The beast of the east?

  3. I'm pretty sure this one is going Oct.24th 2011 I'm going to do it if I'm not deployed

  4. Looks sick right? And it is a ways off gives time to work on the bad and better the good

  5. About to smash some records in about 2 hrs or so at the box over here...ill post wisdom and times...good luck with the one tomorrow I think your going to dig it