No Man’s Land 2011

No Man’s Land is the lazy time between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day when very little gets done beyond best of lists and new year’s predictions. Students are on break, and many others are on vacation, making it a little easier to navigate the streets and subways of Boston, but certainly not putting productivity at an all time high. There will be leftover holiday treats everywhere, with a big night of boozing and partying on the horizon.

We all have goals for 2012. I’m sure a bunch of you even have your new year’s resolution(s) ready to go. But how you handle this week can impact how you move forward with your goals for the new year. You’ve been on a roll closing out 2011, your routine’s been dialed in, the holiday season hasn’t driven you completely insane, and you’re feeling good about 2012. Do your best to maintain some semblance of whatever momentum you’ve been building this week. I’m not saying jump the gun on your plan to go full, strict paleo, weighed and measured Zone, but keep the lack of productivity that surrounds us this week outside your mind when it comes to fitness. Fight through No Man’s Land, and come out the other side ready to do work in 2012.

December 27, 2011
Strength: Press 3-3-3-3-3

10 Handstand Push-ups
20 Overhead Squats (50kg/35kg)
30 Burpees
40 Kettlebell Swings (32kg/24kg)
50 Sit-ups
600m Row

Schedule Update: No classes at CrossFit Fenway on Monday, January 2nd.

10 thoughts on “No Man’s Land 2011”

  1. I enjoyed this post and don’t plan on getting lost in the holiday abyss this week.

    This chipper would have been fun had I not gotten stuck in my head during OHS and carried it through the rest of the WOD.

    15:28 @ 1 AbMat HSPUs and 30kg OHS. Holy hell those KBS were heavy.

  2. press: 29kg. pressing makes me laugh because it’s so much lighter than any other overhead lift. my legs are indeed my driving force.

    wod: 14:17 with 25kg OHS and 20kg KBs. my wrists were so awkward after the OHS that i had a hard time doing burpees. it was like t-rex wrists instead of arms today.

    1. 20kg KBS is still heavy for 40 reps…and consider this, you bested T-Rex as I’m fairly certain one can’t do KBS without thumbs.

  3. Press: 32kg. Getting close to 1RM weight, so I guess I need to work harder on my 1RM now 😉
    WOD: 15:50 with 25lbs DB Press instead of HSPU, 20kg OHS, 16kg KB. The wheels came off of this early. Had ALOT of trouble with the OHS. Pulled weight off twice, and still had problems with just the 20kg bar! Recovered time on the burpees and KB Swings. Just hacked my way through the row.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *