Dumbbell Thrusters are the Devil

My neck had been kind of sore after Wednesday’s workout. Today my traps are really sore, probably from all of the pulling with those 50 power cleans. I did get a much better sleep last night. Went to the 4pm class.


Team Rowling to 1,000 meters

I got 100-100-99-100-100. 🙂


10 Rounds

  • 30s Row
  • 30s Rest

I got 166, 161, 160, 160, 159, 156, 155, 155, 155, and 156 meters. The workout summary on the rower added that up to 1,584 for some reason, which is a meter off. Should have been 1,583!


  • DB Thrusters (40# DBs)
  • T2B

Wasn’t really recovered for this. I decided last night when I saw the workout that I was not going to attempt with the 50s. I went 12-9, 9-6, 9, 6, and 3 on my thrusters and took too much time looking at the dumbbells. The thrusters definitely affected my hip action on the toes to bars, but I was able to get 6-5-5-5, 5-5-5, 5-4, 3-3, and 3. Finished in 7:14, which I’m not very pleased with. Too much resting.

Accessory & Skill

4 Sets

  • 10/10 Kroc Rows (44#)
  • HS Walking Practice

After the 4 rounds I worked for another 10-15 minutes all walking up to the wall. I’m feeling a lot more comfortable with it and will probably see what I can do on the open floor on Sunday.

Here is a quick video I took of some of the practice. These weren’t my best attempts, but even these are a huge improvement from what I could do before this week.

Ready for a rest day!

Rowling to Recovery

Resting today so I can redo 15.2 in the morning. Jumped in on a game of Rowling with the 10am class though just to flush out some stuff.

I hate having to redo an Open workout but I really fucked it up by pacing the 12s too much and then running out of time. Not exactly looking forward to the pain I’ll have to go through in the round of 14s if I have any chance of making it through.

Heavy Mile

Got up early and headed back to CrossFit Park City with my buddy Iliya from work to go to the 7am class. Didn’t really want to get out of bed when my alarm went off, but I knew he was expecting me. Glad we went though. My hip flexors are pretty tight from the 5k down and up the mountain here at the resort. All of the hip work we did yesterday probably didn’t help either.

3 Rounds NFT

  • 100m Run
  • 10 Lunge & Twist
  • 5/5 Calve Stretches
  • 6 Rolling V-ups

Then we did some hamstring, IT band, and glute stretching.

The workout was an “Inman Mile” but in teams of 2. The Rx was to use average bodyweight for the pair, but we were 10# shy, using 185#. We did a pretty even split on the workload I think and never dropped the bar, always passing it from our back to the next person’s front rack. Worked well. I was thinking it would take between 20 and 30 minutes, but we finished in about 17:08.

Then we did 5 alternating rounds of Rowling, with a burpee penalty for each meter over/under 100. I got 98-99-99-101-102.