Some picks from FGB:
I have been saying for about a month now that I want to do death by clean and jerk, not because I thought I would do good....but because Mikko Salo has a PR of 14 Rds which is sick. Might as well explain what it is:
Using 135# to clean and jerk
1 min - 1 rep
2 min - 2 reps
3 min - 3 reps
4 min - 4 reps
5 min - 5 reps
I will go into this more later.
When I woke up I was actually slept in a little to long and ran out at 5:25AM to get to the box at 5:30AM...and the box is 15 minutes away. Lets just say I was late. But, I was smooth and came in tying my shoe acting like a casual bystander waiting until everyone was done warming up on the rowers. When they got off we started into the strength portion:
20 Rep Max Back Squat - warmed up and then did:
225# for 20
I have done 225# for that many reps but never unbroken, going unbroken really does a number on the quads. After this we did an interesting WOD:
5 185# Hang Clean
3 over the box jumps 20' (line up three boxes and jump over 1 by one without stopping)
Right after you finished the boxes you go directly to the sprint and then sprint back. It was good because Brett in the box helped push me. Thanks Brett!
Then came the fun, and it happened randomly. I took off the 25# on each side and realized....."I have 135# on the bar, that is what it is for Death by Clean and Jerk....I should do it" I looked at the running clock and started. Things felt good initially but when I finished 7 Rds I knew it was goign to get to be bad. I wanted to hit 10 because I almost quit at 9 until I realized that 10 would be so much sweeter. I ended with:
10 Rds + 7
Rough....I had never actually done it before and it was harder then I thought, and I was more gassed then I thought I would be. I will have to keep that in my back pocket for a possible new PR down the road.