Pushing the Limits of Thruster

Wednesday we’ve got 5 sets of 5 reps programmed to see how heavy you can get with a thruster.  The thruster covers a long range of motion, as the weight is taken all the way to the bottom of a squat, and driven all the way overhead to lockout through explosive hip extension.  We aim to improve our ability to move large loads, long distances, quickly, and a max effort thruster certainly allows us to express this work capacity.

We’ve also got a short, heavy metcon for Wednesday.  Check out this video shot at our box featuring Stacey, Pat Padgett, and James Hobart (on air guitar) demoing this one (WMV/MOV).

October 27th, 2010

Strength: Thruster 5-5-5-5-5

WOD: 3 Rounds:
15 Hang Power Cleans (135#/95#)
15 Burpees


Several of your CrossFit Fenway teammates are competing in the Beast of the East throwdown at CrossFit New England on Saturday, November 6th.  Many more are planning on coming out to support them.  Join us Friday, November 5th at 7:30 PM for a pre-throwdown potluck.  RSVP here, and post the item you’ll be bringing to the comments.

Compete in the most physically demanding obstacle course available on Saturday, November 13th in Marshfield at Ruckus Boston 2010Stephanie Schneider is helping to organize the CrossFit Fenway team.  Please contact her if you’d like to participate, as discounts are available for teams.

19 thoughts on “Pushing the Limits of Thruster”

  1. Thrusters: 61.5kg
    WOD: 5:56 @ 95lbs – opted for lighter weight to try to get sub- 5 mins but as usual, I was gassed after the first round; silver lining – entire first round unbroken and evne though I was slow, 2nd and 3rd round of burpees unbroken…..

  2. Thrusters: 65kg
    WOD: 11:41 Rx. – I should have scaled down. That weight was just too much for me. I felt defeated by the end of it.

    Great job noon class and especially to Chris for destroying this one in 4:26.

    1. Nice job on thrusters and don’t be too hard on yourself about the WOD – at Rx that would have taken me 20 minutes! & Chris, way to kill it!

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