The Choice is Yours

Do you prefer jerks or burpees?  During Wednesday’s workout you get to decide how you want to partition the reps.  This is an all out sprint, based on the floater workout from the Southwest Regional for the 2010 CrossFit Games.  In fact, the time cap at the regional was 7 minutes, so you should all be shooting (and scaling) for a sub 10 minute workout.  Enough about the speed though, the primary feature of this one is the choice it allows you to make.  Consider the work, and have a plan.  How are you going to divide it up?

September 8th, 2010

Strength: Snatch

20 Shoulder to Overhead (70kg/40kg)
40 Lateral Burpees

*Partition the Reps However You Like*


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37 thoughts on “The Choice is Yours”

  1. WOD: 4:20 rx
    I checked to see what the winning time was for this wod at the southwest regional and it was a blistering 2:42 (and they used 185lbs) WOW

  2. 6:17 (30kg)
    Now wishing I’d tried 35kg, but that almost definitely would have fallen apart given how I broke up the reps. DO YOUR LIFTING BEFORE THE BURPEES, REALLY 🙂

    Lots of new faces in the gym, welcome all…

  3. 12:59 Rx

    The weight was heavy for me, just 5 lbs shy of body weight. I had to break up the jerks into 7 sets. Cleaning the bar over and over again slowed me down, especially as I grew fatigued and started to fail clean attempts. This workout reinforced the importance of two of my training goals:

    1) Learn to squat clean

    2) Get a lot stronger. As Justin pointed out, the male athletes at the regional used a weight 30 lbs heavier than we did.

    I’m just glad I made it through the workout. I may have the slowest time on the board today, but I know this made me stronger.

  4. WOD: 6:03 (back squats)

    My left shoulder is pretty sore. I blame the WOD from a week ago Monday with all the KB swings and ring push-ups. Also, the buy-in on last Friday’s WOD didn’t help. So, i’m trying to take it easy on my shoulder, and did back squats instead of the shoulder to overhead. Fun WOD!

      1. thanks everyone! don’t be too impressed though.. as much as i’d love to be able to claim that i finished something faster than rebecca voigt, those women had more weight and had already done 2 other wods that weekend.. but maybe one day!

  5. 70kg snatch
    WOD: 5:15rx gotta learn how to jerk, all of the shoulders to overhead were push-presses – not efficient at all.

    thanks to Yosh for counting reps for me, wanna go as “game” form as possible on all the reps.

  6. Snatch: 30kg

    WOD: 5:33 @ 30kg. Had to get the shoulder to overheads done first because oddly enough, 30kg is about all I can clean. And it’s UGLY. Gotta work on that.

  7. snatch: 17kg and starting to feel more comfortable with form

    wod: 4:53 @ 15kg. did 2 sets of 10-20 which was a terrible idea, i should’ve stuck to my original plan of 4 sets of 5-10. my last 5ish burpees weren’t pretty.

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