Weekly Favorite – “Grace”

Lookin' Diesel Joe!
Lookin’ Diesel Joe!

Attention Crossfit Southie Networkers!!!

Networking Event tonight, Thursday October 3rd @ Stephi’s in Southie from 6:00 to 9:00 PM

There will be raffles for speed ropes and a $50 gift certificate to Stephi’s!!!

Come out for a casual night of networking with Southie Gym members & Check out the new Stephi’s in Southie Loacation.  If you have any questions, please e-mail Andrew or Tamara.

Stephi’s in Southie

11B West Broadway

South Boston


30 Clean and Jerks for Time (135,95)

L2 – (115,80)
L1 – (95,55)

30 V-ups
20 Plank-ups
10 Strict Toes to bar or straight leg


  • Taylor

    10/03/2013 @ 12:53 pm

    PJ= 175
    Grace= 6:47 RX, first time doing Grace

  • Ryan Gould

    10/03/2013 @ 12:46 pm

    Push Jerk: #165 (PR!)…really wanted #175 but got tired
    WOD: 7:07 #115 (L2) – 30 CJ’s

  • Nick D'Ascensao

    10/03/2013 @ 2:29 am

    Strength: 175
    WOD: 6:03 RX

  • Rios

    10/03/2013 @ 1:17 am

    STR: 185×3 (didn’t max out, worked on form)
    WOD: 4:55 RX (first time Grace)
    CA$H: done

  • Kendra

    10/03/2013 @ 1:11 am

    Push Jerk: 110 x 1 (10# PR)

    Grace progress:
    10/16/12 45# 9:something

    10/2/13 80# 7:00 flat
    I know we’re were supposed to go for 4-5min, but I really wanted to try the 80#. Like many posters, legs were toast from last night but a PR by 35# and 2+ minutes is pretty exciting.

  • LJ

    10/03/2013 @ 12:53 am

    Push Jerk: 265# PR Grace 3:16 RX

    Haley’s throw back agility warm-up was fun as well.

  • jason barrow

    10/03/2013 @ 12:42 am

    Look at Joe in that damn pic! BEAST MODE.

    Push Jerk: 225×1
    WOD: 4:58 Rx
    This was my first time doing Grace Rx.

  • sammy belton

    10/03/2013 @ 12:34 am

    Push Jerk 195 x 1 (PR) I didn’t ring the bell because I wanted 205. Two attempts at it but I couldn’t lock it out.

    WOD 5:44 L2 I walked in planning to attempt this RX. I didn’t have any aggression on the platform during the strength sets so I psyched myself out of it.

  • JBo

    10/02/2013 @ 11:02 pm

    Pre-Class: Max Pull ups – did 19 reps (PR by 1 rep)
    Push Jerk: 180×1 (PR by 15lbs!) – I was SOOO psyched and kinda shocked on this one because it’s usually not my best movement. But now the PR is better than my split jerk. Better breath control, focus, and Amy rephrasing the triple-extension as just “straightening out” seemed to REALLY help!
    WOD: 5:41 L2 – first time doing Grace. I was looking to get below 6 minutes, so I’m happy, but definitely can shave another 20-30 seconds off this the next time…
    Closing remark: Don’t know what it is, but Coach Haley really seems to always get the best work out of me. Thanks buddy! : ) Also nice to have Jenna in the 4:30 class the past couple of days!

    • JBo

      10/02/2013 @ 11:33 pm

      Oh…and almost forgot. The 180lb push jerk was 5lbs more than my year-end goal of 175lbs. 11 goals down, 14 to go for the last 3 months!

  • nicole dholakia

    10/02/2013 @ 9:34 pm

    Push jerk: 135 x 1
    WOD: 4:36 Rx PR city!!
    I’m so very glad that Coach Jones gently reminded me to go easy out of the gate, I have this terrible habit of starting off on WODs similar to Grace like a crazy woman and then I disappoint myself by getting so tired midway through that my time is crap. And I quote myself, “Chuck, I’m looking for sub-8 tonight.” I LOVE surprising myself by actually listening to the coaches advice on how to approach a WOD. Nicely done 4 pm!!

  • JedBreed

    10/02/2013 @ 9:31 pm

    Who is that Stud??!!

  • Mike Quigley

    10/02/2013 @ 6:01 pm

    225# push jerk – took me four attempts but I got it. Really pumped about that after not being able to get a 225 jerk on my C&J for the paleo bench mark.

    3:12 RX grace. Quads were on fire the whole time. Not sure if that’s normal for Grace or if it’s related to the rowing/squats yesterday.

    Cash out was tough.

    • jason barrow

      10/03/2013 @ 12:34 am

      !!!!!!!!!!!! That grace time is unreal Quigs, awesome!

      • Mike Quigley

        10/03/2013 @ 10:38 am

        Grace is 20 c&j right? (Kidding)
        Thanks Barrow. Once again I was chasing Rollins – I think he beat me by about 10 seconds. And I think Dave F was done when I was at 20. Looking forward to tackling this one again.

  • Shamwow

    10/02/2013 @ 5:48 pm

    DeDonno, you giving this a whack today? If so, please be sure to film it. I’d love to compare today’s “Grace” to your 2011 performance.

    • Ben

      10/02/2013 @ 7:50 pm

      Grace DeDonno!!!!

      • LJ

        10/03/2013 @ 12:54 am

        The video of the 2011 regional performance has to be somewhere…people must know the legend of “Grace” DeDonno

  • Kelly

    10/02/2013 @ 3:38 pm

    125# jerk.
    grace: 5:13 Rx
    Anyone else’s legs toasted from yesterday?

    • Chris Wilson

      10/02/2013 @ 4:27 pm

      My legs are spent. I can’t remember the last time they were this sore.

    • Joel

      10/02/2013 @ 4:45 pm

      Mine are done for. Lucky for me I get to stand at work…today it’s more of a lean.

  • Chris Rusty

    10/02/2013 @ 1:54 pm

    If you don’t know about Joezooka by now… it already too late!

    • Joezooka

      10/02/2013 @ 2:11 pm

      From man, to myth, to lengend.

  • Chris Wilson

    10/02/2013 @ 1:34 pm

    STR: 175 lb. x 2 (light). I did not have time to work up to singles.
    WOD: 7:09 Rx. First timer here as well. I definitely plan to approach this differently next time.

  • Jason

    10/02/2013 @ 12:39 pm

    5:09 Rx first time through Grace.

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