One Card at a Time

Still a little sore today, but I’m finally on the tail end of it. Well, except for my lower back that is. I walked 18 holes of golf this morning and then headed in at 7pm tonight so I could stay after for the 8pm open gym time.


750m Run


Deck of Cards


  • 2-10 = Face value
  • Jack = 11
  • Queen = 12
  • King = 13
  • Ace = 14


  • Joker = Run 500m
  • Hearts = Burpees
  • Diamonds = 4 Mountain Climbers
  • Spades = Thrusters (60#)
  • Clubs = Ring Rows

I haven’t done a deck of cards in a really long time. We were allowed to substitute any movements out for something we are weak at or needed to work on. Originally clubs were one-arm snatches, which I like, but figured they are not a good idea with my back. So I put in the ring rows. I thought I was using 75# for the thrusters but after we got going I realized I had the women’s bar. Oh well, 50# was plenty with that many thrusters.

There was a 40:00 time limit. When time ran out I had just started on my first burpee of the King and then had 5 more cards to go.


  • Back Squats
  • 5 HSPU
  • Rest 2-3m

For the back squats I did:

  • 5x 135#
  • 3x 185#
  • 2x 205#
  • 1x 225#
  • 1x 235#

I was hoping to set a PR today, but when I did that rep at 235# I could really feel it in my back as I came out of the bottom. I had to shut it down after that. I was pretty fatigued from all of the Thrusters in the WOD too I guess. HSPU felt really good and I was able to do each set of 5 unbroken without resorting to using any AbMats.

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Nick Momrik

I'm searching for the perfect golf swing and my first hole-in-one. I'm addicted to CrossFit. I work for Automattic.

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