An Extra 27

Felt good after the workout yesterday and since. Was up really early this morning and made it for a packed 9am class.


3 Rounds

  • 20 Reverse Lunges
  • 10 Pendlay Rows (45#, 2s pause)
  • 10 Squat Jumps
  • 10 Good Mornings (45#)
  • 1:00 Airdyne


  • 10 Full Grip Elbow Punches
  • 10 Tall Muscle Cleans (45#)
  • 10 Hang Power Cleans (45#)
  • 5 Power Cleans (95#)


27-21-15-9 – “Eliza-Plus”

  • Power Cleans (135#)
  • Ring Dips

I did power Elizabeth in March and it took 7:24, so I was thinking this could get close to double that time. Singles all the way on the cleans, but I didn’t mess around when I was at the bar; pick it back up. Mostly triples for ring dips with 5-6 doubles sprinkled in during the middle two rounds. Finished in 12:26, so better than expected. I need to work on my kip.

No Lungs

Had the day off work, but it turned out to mostly be a lazy day. Thursday has been a rest day during the Open, but I might not get in a workout until Monday, so pushing a long streak this week.

Active Life – Hips


  • 250m Straight Leg Ski Erg (subbed for row)
  • 5 Inchworms
  • 5 Sumo Inchworms
  • 5/5 Leg Abducted Rocking
  • 1:00/1:00 Sciatic Nerve Flossing

Warmed up the deadlifts with 8/8 at 45# and 95#.

Workout – 6 Sets (3 each leg)

  • 8 Single Leg Deadlifts (125-145-165#)
  • 30s Bent Knee Hollow Body Hold


Power Elizabeth

  • Power Clean (135#)
  • Ring Dip

I’ve wanted to give this a try for the last couple years but kept finding reasons to do something else. I’ve only ever attempted it once with a 7:09, back in 2013. I started out 6-5-5 and then died. Ring dips turned into triples and doubles really early. Took me 7:24. Need to do more met-cons.

Active Life – Back Max

4 Rounds

  • 20 Plank Push-ups
  • 10 Supinated Pendlay Rows (75#)
  • 30s/30s Pallof Press Hold
  • 10 Leg Lifts (asked from 5-10 Strict Toes to Bar)

Went to try a T2B and my right shoulder wasn’t having it. The strict ones really bug my shoulder.

Ready for some rest days!

Go Big

Met up with a group to throwdown at CrossFit Full Strength at 12:30. They all did yesterday’s OHS strength portion, but since I was in yesterday, I did something else for strength.


  • PVC Pass-thrus
  • 500m Row


5×3 Deadlifts

We didn’t do any heavy deadlifts this week, so I figured it was a good lift to do. I went with 5 at 225 and then 3 at 315#, 365#, 405#, and 425#. My old 1RM was 415#, so I smoked that and did 2 more reps, not just the 1 rep. Feeling strong!


The gals did yesterday’s WOD and the guys decided to do a benchmark girl.

“Power Elizabeth”

  • Power Cleans (135#)
  • Ring Dips

My first time with “Elizabeth” so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. I did the first 11 cleans TnG, then dropped the rest of the reps through 21 and all of the 15, before doing all 9 TnG. The ring dips were a struggle throughout, but I did a lot of sets of 4-6. Finished in 7:09. Next time I do this one, I’ll go TnG for all of the cleans and rest as needed to break up the sets.

My low back is pretty fried after all that.