Snatched From the Jaws of Doom

Last night’s Tweet of the CrossFit Women’s workout looked like this:

I have to admit, I was a little intimidated by the idea of 50 man-makers, and I wasn’t quite sure how we might do overhead squats with kettlebells, but I was game. “Plus,” I thought to myself, “I’ve never rowed 1k before.”

On the way to the gym this morning, I realized 1k is .6 miles… and I calculated how long it would take me to slog through all of that stuff. In the neighborhood of 40 minutes was my estimate. Which made me wonder… is that workout an April Fool’s joke?

But still. When I saw Blake, I groaned, “Fifty man-makers?!” and fully expected to be proving how manly I can be.

Then Crystal wrote on the whiteboard:

3X5 dumbbell push press

21 – 15 – 9 (15:00 cut-off)
hang clean


Dumbbell Push Press: I used 30-lb. dumbbells for all three sets. The last one was wobble city, but I got the dumbbells up there. These are SO much harder with the DBs instead of a barbell. Try it!

Snatches & Hang Cleans: I used 55 lbs. – up from 50 the last time we did snatches! Today was my third training day in a row, so I was a little pokie… only got through the nine snatches of the third round… but I felt pretty great about my workout – and I’m pleased my training so far this week.

Tomorrow: rest day!

Congratulations to Barbara who got her first kipping pullups this morning. Yay, Babs!

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  • Barbara says:

    Yep, a shout out on Mel's blog pretty much makes my week! Thanks gal!

  • jencereghino says:

    Oh man…that first WOD posting gave me a little tinge of anxiety…and, I agree…
    dumbbell push press = WAY harder than barbell!

    Happy resting to you!

    Barbara, I don't know you, but I'm celebrating with you…Congratulations!!!

  • Taran says:

    Most help artecils on the web are inaccurate or incoherent. Not this!