Last week was pretty much a wash. I was sick for the most of it and the focus was to just get better. I did manage to get the OC Throwdown Qualifier WOD2 in twice. It was
AMRAP 5 Mins
30 Squat Clean and Jerk @155
30 Bar Facing Burpees
First attempt = 27 reps
Second attempt = 30 reps
30 reps put me in 291/740
Big improvement over week 1 in position but half way to where I need to be to actually be competitive.
Yesterday took a trip out to RX Jump Ropes and spent the day with David Newman. He took me through a bunch of jump rope drills and got me set up with my own custom rope. If you're looking for a rope or need to learn how to improve your double under game check the out http://rxjumpropes.com/.
Going to be switching a few things up with my training so expect to see some changes in the log over the next few weeks.
Strongest to fittest says it all. Listen in to the Just Big show tonight as we talk to AJ about his quest. The show is Tuesday, tonight at 8:00 pm est. Here's the link http://ftns.co/shows/just-big/
Some pretty impressive stuff. You've got a lot of strength... only a matter of time before you lose just a bit of that but get a ton of conditioning, endurance, and speed. Best of luck AJ.
Also, if you need any equipment... just got an email from Rep Fitness about all the holiday/black friday stuff going on... dropped about 1k earlier today... always willing to help out fellow Crossfitters/weight lifters!
No problem AJ. Hope all the hard work pays off and hopefully we see each other at SoCal regionals!
Tuesday, November 20th 2012.
AMRAP 20 Min:
6 CTB Pull-Ups
6 Front Squats - 13 lbs
This was the OC Throwdown WOD 3 modified. After talking with Bryan we decided it didn't make sense for me to continue in the competition and as this WOD RX was 4 Muscle Ups, 6 OHS and 9TTB. We knew I'd wouldn't be able to put up a good score and essentially it would be a waste of a training day. Obviously, this wasn't an easy thing for me to swallow but on reflection I realized essentially I had wasted two weeks of training by getting caught up in qualifiers before I am ready. I'm still 252lbs which is 42 away from where I need to be.
Thursday, November 22st 2012.
Every 30 Seconds for 8 Mins
3 Bench Press w/ 185
Was the gym coaching the powerlifting team so decided to get a little bench in. Been a while since I pressed so kept it light and worked at a fast past.
Friday, November 23rd 2012
EMOM - 12 Mins
2 Back Squat w/225
WOD - 8 Mins
50 KB Swings w/53
1 round + row & 46 reps
Monday, November 26th 2012
Full Snatch - up to 145lbs (20lb PR)
Still pathetically weak but this is the most I've been able to do through the full range of motion. Kinda wish I could just power snatch all the time.
10 Push Press/Jerks - 115lbs
Rest 5 mins
Tabata - 1min on 1min off
10 Rounds - Row
Tuesday, November 27th 2012
AMRAP 20 Min:
7 Front Squats - 185
11 Burpees (lateral jump over bar)
Tabata - 20 on 40 off
5 Rounds - Airdyne
Are you Kipling pull-ups yet? That 5 rounds in the AMRAP is pretty damned good at 250lbs.
great blog hope all is well and you get back on this...
How is your training going?
Did AJ go somewhere else to keep us up to date with his training?
He's transitioned to bodybuilding I believe
Well that's disappointing I was looking forward to his progress. I also saw on facebook awhile ago about him competing 242 raw. Looks like he changes his mind.
Regardless, I wish AJ the best of luck in his training endeavors.
I guess he has crossed over to the dark side:ninja:;)
Originally Posted by Travis Bell
Good luck to him!
I think he is focusing on his business efforts now. I don't think transitioning to CrossFit went as well as he expected and I know he suffered some injuries which didn't help matters. Whatever he does, he was one of the strongest men on the planet and was a very impressive lifter through his wits and very hard work.