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15 minutes to find max weight Thruster

followed by three rounds for time of:
10 Squat Cleans (155 lb./105 lb.)
15 Box Jumps
1 Rope Climb

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“No Rep” with Dan Bailey and Oscar Bailey – video from CrossFit.com [wmv] [mov]

Rob Orlando PR’d max weight thrusters at 305 pounds last week. 305!! There are people who cannot back squat 305 pounds, and Rob threw it overhead. WOW.

Rob is wicked strong and can move a lot of weight. But he isn’t able to do a 305 pound thruster with strength alone. His technique is solid throughout, and what I like about this video is when the weight gets heavy, he does not press or “muscle” the weight overhead. Instead, he uses his hips, exploding out of the bounce at the bottom and DRIVES that weight overhead. Technique came before muscle –love it.

Also notice, his first lift at 225 and his final lift at 305 both have great technique throughout. That does not happen by accident. I’ve heard Coach Burgener say “Practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.”

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Monday WOD, May 23, 2011

12 thoughts on “Monday WOD, May 23, 2011

  • May 23, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Woke up to the heavy lifting WOD; felt very Monday morning sluggish…
    165# on max thruster
    15:04 Rx on WOD, form and movements were far from Rx

  • May 23, 2011 at 8:58 am

    196 lb Max Thruster

    9:09 on the WOD.

    Curtis killed it!

  • May 23, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Max Thurster 160#
    WOD – 15:44 @ 135 # squat clean

    First off a little shout out to Old Two Pood aka Rummy for showing everybody how to rope climb

    Secong – Walters (yes, the glove throwing Walters) going RX today – word has that his chin strap is buttoned his mouth piece is in and he ready to be the 12th man even though he is a Longhorn

  • May 23, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    215 lb max thruster

    9:56 Rx

  • May 23, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    195lbs thruster
    11:30 w/ 135lbs I had to fake the funk today

  • May 23, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Please take time to watch the video posted by LA – one of the best I have seen in awhile – I thought I heard Whiskey was a fluffier of the video

    Max Effort – don’t you own shorts like those guys????

  • May 23, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    215 and 7:08.

    Great work 5 crew.

  • May 23, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    205 and 15:38. Horrible performance on the metcon. Apparently underestimated the psychological impact of an awful weekend. Amazing how that works, when you try to dig in and there’s nothing there.

    Maybe I should’ve borrowed Cody’s uterus that he was talking about the other day.

  • May 23, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    100 max thruster
    11:17 85 lb squat clean

  • May 23, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    165 max thruster
    11:06 with 135/95/95 squat clean. Losing form so chose to drop down

    My hat’s off to Rummy for the rope climb. Bringing down the house.

  • May 24, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    205# Squat Thruster
    7:38 metcon

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