Pope, focused on the erg.

Eric and Stacey are in California, and the rest of the Competition Team is departing at 6am this morning. That means we’ve got an old-school schedule and some old-school CrossFit benchmarks coming your way in the next few days.

Jackie’s a favorite of mine! It’s a great burner benchmark that anyone can RX once you get your pullups. Move fast! Determination to hang on to the bar and not break up your thrusters will make the difference on your speed – then it’s all up to how you attack the pullups.

One trick to keep in mind is how you maintain your back angle during the row. You can strain and wear yourself out fast in that row, which will make maintaining your upright form in the front squat portion of the thruster a significant challenge. Keep good form on the row, push straight through the thrusters, and then use your best strategy and guts on the pullups.

Morning is JT’s funtime just like the old days – noontime gets a taste of Dennis’ style, and the night-time is Yosh-time. (There may be dancing.) Yosh and JT head to California tomorrow night, so come on down and join us for one of my favorite benchmarks!

July 27, 2011
1,000m Row
50 Thrusters, 20kg
30 Pull-ups

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13 thoughts on “Jackie”

  1. 13:06 rx and not nearly as bad as i was making it out to be. thrusters still sucked pretty bad and were really broken…something to work on.

    in the absence of all the coaches, is there going to be an invasion this weekend?

  2. Comrades,

    I’m on the road for three weeks, but couldn’t resist reporting back that I accomplished my July goal this morning – 5 consecutive pull ups. Full credit to volume training.

    Enjoy the benchmarks this week and I’ll look forward to seeing you soon!


  3. WOD: 9:15 Rx
    This is a 9 second improvement since I last did it in November. Would love to break 9:00 next time I see Jackie.

  4. WOD: 8:44rx
    original goal was sub-10, moments before blast-off Cahill inspired goal became sub 9. Thanks Mike!

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