Strength Cylce PR’s

Oct 8th, 2013

Category: Competitor

Strength Cylce PR’s

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Stength Cycle PRs
Back Squat
EM – 255
Kara – 200
Gillian – 200
Katie B – 185
Dudley – 280
Alec – 360
Sebastian – 235
Goose – 380
Ribeiro – 355
KA – 195
Victor – 175
Meg – 255
Tom – 210
Daniel – 375
Heather – 200
Adam – 275
Liz – 190

Deadlift
Manny – 365
Dave – 405
Willis – 345
Mooch – 415
Gillian – 255
Kara – 225
Petra – 280
Wheeler – 275
Ribeiro – 380
KA – 280
Heather – 275
Liz – 245
Dale – 585
Meg – 335
Biscoe – 555
Daniel – 515
PJ – 405

Strict Press
Goose – 175
Dudley – 145
Moreno – 185
Adam – 145
Kyra – 92
KA – 105
McGuire – 175
Daniel – 185
Heather – 100
Josh – 140
Heather – 100
Tom – 135
Mooch – 160
Melissa – 90
Biscoe – 200
Alec – 175

Lot’s of big Pr’s, many in the 15-20lb mark for the squat and deadlift.  Not bad for a 6 week strength cycle that didn’t sacrifice much fitness.  Most strength programs do not include a whole lot of CrossFit including two weeks of Open/Regional WODs before the retests instead of a traditional deload week. A few huge PR’s that come to mind, Sergio up by 70 or so pounds on his squat.  Dale’s #’s obviously ridiculous.  Please post to comments how big your jump was from before the strength cycle.  Also comment if we didn’t get your numbers above.

If your numbers didn’t go up, let’s determine why?  Hopefully it wasn’t due to adding in lots of extra work during the cycle.  If you simply can’t live without metcon during these cycles, please refrain from adding in long slow WODs.  Do the conditioning floater or some sort of interval work, with lots of built in rest.   These bouts will keep your conditioning up to snuff but allow you to recover and not be detrimental to your strength/oly work.

The deload week was a deload from strength but still had a tremendous amount of intensity, maybe an entire week off is needed at this point to realize your gains or maybe just the volume in general is just to much at this point to recover from.  Don’t be afraid to dial it down where you need to or take time away from the box to let your body recover.  If you know you are the type of person that can’t completely stay away, stay light in the first couple weeks of the Oly cycle and take it easy on the WODs and take a few extra days off.  It could also be a sign that mobility and technique need to be addressed before gains are realized.  Lot’s of strength work can leave you tight and produce poor levers/ positions.  Reduce volume and focus on mobility and technique before you ratchet the volume/intensity back up.  Remember we should always be teetering with form and intensity.  If we teeter to far in one direction our fitness will suffer and we will plateau.

If your are feeling great, keep going hard but listen to your body.  Let’s demonstrate that newly acquired strength in the Oly cycle..

Warm-up
5 muscle snatch
5 OHS
5 Drop Snatch
5 Snatch Balances
5 High Hang Snatches
5 Mid Hang Snatches
5 Low hang Snatches
*take your time in the warm up and focus on hitting all your positions.

Oly
Snatch 8×3 @70% Rest 90s(pause each rep – all about speed)
*Moving forward all snatches will be of the squat variety unless specified otherwise

Strength
1. Overhead Squat 5×3 @ 70- 80%
These shouldn’t be super heavy, working your hand position and/or moving faster with the weight.

2. Seated Box Jump 5×3

WOD
30:30×4 Then Rotate
1. Muscle-ups
2. Calories on the Rower
3. GHD’s
4. Burpees (jump on a 3 inch plate)

DISCUSSION 26 Comments

  1. Heather 10/09/2013 at 12:29 am

    Oly Snatches: 65#
    Ohs: 105#

    Wod: 144 with c2b

  2. Heather 10/09/2013 at 12:29 am

    Oly Snatches: 65#
    Ohs: 105#

    Wod: 144 with c2b

  3. Mullins 10/09/2013 at 12:22 am

    Hey Toasties, Great work on all the PR’s. It was good seeing some of you on Saturday AM. I miss working out with you all. The new box just isn’t the same. I left in the middle of the strength session so didn’t have a chance to retest. On my first day at the new spot I managed a #255 OHS, which was a 20lb PR and helped me gain some street cred. Look forward to seeing you all soon. Keep jamming. -Mullins

  4. Mullins 10/09/2013 at 12:22 am

    Hey Toasties, Great work on all the PR’s. It was good seeing some of you on Saturday AM. I miss working out with you all. The new box just isn’t the same. I left in the middle of the strength session so didn’t have a chance to retest. On my first day at the new spot I managed a #255 OHS, which was a 20lb PR and helped me gain some street cred. Look forward to seeing you all soon. Keep jamming. -Mullins

  5. KA 10/08/2013 at 6:58 pm

    Warm-up: done

    Oly: snatches @ 75#

    Strength: OHS: 95#

    Wod: 169 (34, 42, 55, 38); subbed C2B for mups.

  6. KA 10/08/2013 at 6:58 pm

    Warm-up: done

    Oly: snatches @ 75#

    Strength: OHS: 95#

    Wod: 169 (34, 42, 55, 38); subbed C2B for mups.

  7. JonesMike 10/08/2013 at 6:18 pm

    Thanks for the database ! Now I don’t have to pretend I remember anything I do!
    145/215/50lb/154? (CTB)

  8. JonesMike 10/08/2013 at 6:18 pm

    Thanks for the database ! Now I don’t have to pretend I remember anything I do!
    145/215/50lb/154? (CTB)

  9. gillian 10/08/2013 at 5:27 pm

    warm up: done
    snatch: 55#
    OHS: 75#
    Seated box jump: 20# in each hand
    WOD: 154 i think….

    first time in a while i’ve done squat snatches where they felt ok. elbows getting better!~

  10. gillian 10/08/2013 at 5:27 pm

    warm up: done
    snatch: 55#
    OHS: 75#
    Seated box jump: 20# in each hand
    WOD: 154 i think….

    first time in a while i’ve done squat snatches where they felt ok. elbows getting better!~

  11. Shamwow 10/08/2013 at 1:58 pm

    Toasties,

    I took down your numbers from the whiteboard at the beginning and end of the strength cycle and put them all in a spreadsheet. There’s a TON of data missing. If I don’t have a lift of yours its because your numbers weren’t on the whiteboard. If you want your data in there, feel free to populate the appropriate tabs.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aj-llevSiT75dFYyRnRKR3NKTHl3S25CY0FtLUp6cXc&usp=sharing

    • goose 10/08/2013 at 2:28 pm

      wheezy coming through huge. this is awesome. I can’t add in any info however

      • Shamwow 10/08/2013 at 4:27 pm

        My bad. I just changed the document so anyone can make edits to the document.

    • KFP 10/08/2013 at 3:55 pm

      Wow, Shamgina that is fantastic.

      Very cool and thank you for doing all that. I think you need to allow others to edit.

  12. Shamwow 10/08/2013 at 1:58 pm

    Toasties,

    I took down your numbers from the whiteboard at the beginning and end of the strength cycle and put them all in a spreadsheet. There’s a TON of data missing. If I don’t have a lift of yours its because your numbers weren’t on the whiteboard. If you want your data in there, feel free to populate the appropriate tabs.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aj-llevSiT75dFYyRnRKR3NKTHl3S25CY0FtLUp6cXc&usp=sharing

    • goose 10/08/2013 at 2:28 pm

      wheezy coming through huge. this is awesome. I can’t add in any info however

      • Shamwow 10/08/2013 at 4:27 pm

        My bad. I just changed the document so anyone can make edits to the document.

    • KFP 10/08/2013 at 3:55 pm

      Wow, Shamgina that is fantastic.

      Very cool and thank you for doing all that. I think you need to allow others to edit.

  13. Michael McGuire 10/08/2013 at 1:47 pm

    Squat before: 335, squat after 355 (20# PR)

    Deadlift before 455, deadlift after 485 (30# PR)

    Strict press before 165, after 175 (10# PR)

  14. Michael McGuire 10/08/2013 at 1:47 pm

    Squat before: 335, squat after 355 (20# PR)

    Deadlift before 455, deadlift after 485 (30# PR)

    Strict press before 165, after 175 (10# PR)

  15. biscoe 10/08/2013 at 1:37 pm

    squat before strength cycle – 405, squat after strength cycle – 405
    deadlift before sc – 545, deadlift after sc – 555 (^10#)
    press before sc – 175, press after sc – 200 (^25#)
    i was fighting a brutal cold during the retest week.. would’ve liked to see my squat go up, but pleased with the press #

    snatch: 125
    ohs: 175

    wod: 9 mups (ayeeee) / 51 cals / 41 GHDs / 31 burpees = 132 total

  16. biscoe 10/08/2013 at 1:37 pm

    squat before strength cycle – 405, squat after strength cycle – 405
    deadlift before sc – 545, deadlift after sc – 555 (^10#)
    press before sc – 175, press after sc – 200 (^25#)
    i was fighting a brutal cold during the retest week.. would’ve liked to see my squat go up, but pleased with the press #

    snatch: 125
    ohs: 175

    wod: 9 mups (ayeeee) / 51 cals / 41 GHDs / 31 burpees = 132 total

  17. Sergio Rene Hichos 10/08/2013 at 1:25 am

    370# squat PR, 230# C&J PR. I can finally do pistols without assistance thanks to Haley and all the coaches for their support!

  18. Sergio Rene Hichos 10/08/2013 at 1:25 am

    370# squat PR, 230# C&J PR. I can finally do pistols without assistance thanks to Haley and all the coaches for their support!