Tuesday, April 14, 20009

DT Timothy Davis, photo courtesy of crossfit.com

"DT"

Five rounds for time of:
155 pound Deadlift, 12 reps
155 pound Hang power clean, 9 reps
155 pound Push jerk, 6 reps

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In honor of USAF SSgt Timothy P. Davis, 28, who was killed on Feburary,
20 2009 supporting operations in OEF when his vehicle was struck by an
IED. Timothy is survived by his wife Megan and one-year old son T.J.

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  • VAS
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    Video of Vladislav’s Alhazov’s 1250lb squat (current world record).
    http://www.powerliftingwatch.com/node/7129
    How is it that so much weight is lifted in such an uncomfortable position?

  • Ryan Cook
    Reply

    Yesterday:
    Ran 1.5 on the treadmill
    5X5 front squats, ended right around 77k

  • Margaret
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    today was a battle for me. I did the deadlifts as rx’d and those were fine. I did the cleans at 35 kilos, which is only 5 kilos shy of my 1 rep max. Jason saw me do a 42 kilo hang power clean once, but it was so ugly, i don’t even count it. in any event, it was VERY heavy for me and I thought of quitting several times. took me for freaking ever, 46 minutes all told, and that’s just embarassing, except that, let’s face it, putting aside nutrition for a moment, THAT’s how you get stronger, right? thanks to Brent who told me to keep going.
    in other news, I just want to say that I love the community at our gym. awwwww.

  • Chandler Alford
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    That’s easy to answer: he didn’t squat it. He dipped it. There’s no way he hit parallel in that position.

  • Suzanne
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    I feel like I owe the entire gym an apology for my incessant whining this morning. This workout really kicked my ass…..and I can’t remember wanting to quit something so badly in quite a while. But oh well. Made it through with 47k, which was 1.5 lbs off RX (close enough for me!) 40 minutes. Yikes!

  • Heidi_CFATL
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    Suzanne, good job on finishing the WOD! it was much harder than it looked! My time was 28something…
    Thanks to everyone who commented on my house and offered help and places to stay. We really appreicate it. Thankfully the damage is just to one room and we are able to stay in the house and no one was hurt.
    Thanks again! Got to love the Crossfit community!

  • Steve
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    Any advice on scaling this one? I’m in the same boat as Margaret, the 70kg RX for men is no problem for me on the DL, is my one rep max for the power cleans, and is about 5kg more than my one rep max for push jerks. There probably aren’t enough bars and weights to set up 3 different weights for the 3 exercises, though if people are clocking in at 40+ minutes, I guess there is plenty of time to just take weight on and off the bar.

  • Charlie_CFATL
    Reply

    His stance is so wide on that squat.

  • Marie_CFATL
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    Steve,
    I would actually recommend scaling down all three exercises to the same weight. The deadlifts are suppose to be light since you are jerking the same weight. It kinda turns into a different workout if all three exercises are really heavy (a Linda type marathon- absolute hell).

  • BMW-CFATL
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    What Marie said. The deadlifts won’t seem so easy in rounds 3 through 5. 70k is easy for me to DL, but by the 5th round they aren’t a cakewalk.
    Pick a weight you can handle but will still be hard for the PJ and HPC, and stick with it.

  • Margaret
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    I used two different bars. One for deadlift and one for the clean/jerk. I am the opposite of you, Steve. I can jerk more than I can clean, so I picked as heavy as possible on the clean, and then by the time you get to jerks, trust me, you’re plenty tired. Because there’s five rounds, I would not recommend continually changing your weight. Just go light on the cleans, perhaps. You should be faster than 40 minutes. This is my phase in which I struggle to do things as rx’d and therefore am slower, or at least that’s what I have been telling myself for the past two months.

  • Margaret
    Reply

    That was my workout today, trying to get to rx. “Linda type marathon-absolute hell” describes it well. :-)
    Is it your birthday tomorrow?? Excited to celebrate!!!

  • Marie_CFATL
    Reply

    It is :)))

  • Steve
    Reply

    Thanks Marie, Brent, and Margaret — good advice all, I’ll scale for what I can handle on the push jerks and go from there.

  • VAS
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    This was performed at an IPA competition with judges present. IPA rules require one to lower the hip crease bolw the platela. So he actually did go just below parallel. And looking at the video, you can see it.
    The question still remains, why can people squat the most in what seems like a mechanically dis-advantageous position?

  • Margaret
    Reply

    Happy Almost Birthday!!

  • JFC
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    There are a few things going on here. As for the so-called world record, this is the IPA. Basically the same as the WPO … zzzzzzz. These federations use a monolift, they allow a ton of gear (I think that’s a canvas suit), and they allow their pros to use a ton of “gear.” The presence of judges does not ensure that a bad lift will be red-lighted, as this one should have been. I agree with Chandler; it does not appear that he got close to legal depth, or even parallel. I do not think that is a squat, and it certainly would not pass at an IPF event.
    With respect to the stance, a very wide stance is thought to maximize muscle recruitment and stretch in the hamstrings, glutes, and back. It also tends to minimize the distance the bar must travel; in the video, I think the bar might move one vertical foot. Adding a very low bar position to a very wide stance increases the potential to move weight in competition.

  • Dan CFATL
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    Take a look at the CrossFit Journal articles and videos about the squat technique that Dave Tate teaches for these sorts of competitions. I don’t know about the mechanics, but the wide stance reduces the distance by about 8″ to 10″. The squat suits they wear can add hundreds of pounds to the lift. The fact that these guys now squat more than they deadlift is proof enough to me that the squat rules have gone to the dogs. But this guy does have a 900+ lb deadlift, so he’s damn strong.

  • David Hodges
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    I scaled this one WAY down, so that it’s hardly even recognisable as the same workout. I did half-way through one round with 115 lbs, and was like, “No, this is not going to happen.” My HPCs have not been practised in like a year or more. I could have switched to regular PCs but instead dropped the weight to 95 lbs. I finished in 13:01. I am so unbelievably out of shape.

  • VAS
    Reply

    as Rx 17:06

  • VAS
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    All these IPA guys wear canvas suits and juice as much roids as they can get. They are also all held to the same squat standards. IPF competitors are welcome to put on a suit and compete in IPA if they so choose, and vice versa.
    Learn to give credit where it’s due.
    That said, I guess it seems strange to me that those 10 inches are worth the really weird stance.

  • Marie_CFATL
    Reply

    Rx 11:23
    3rd and 4th round were tough. The only thing that helped was seeing vas right in front of me thinking he was just ahead….when he was actually a round behind 😉

  • Laura
    Reply

    I can’t remember the last time I did cleans, but I am tired of sucking at them and resolve to do them more often. My arms are about to fall off and I got really pissed during this WOD at my inability to power out the cleans. I can’t remember my time but it was something like 26:40, the 26 is right, but maybe not the 40.
    In better news, it was nice to meet new cross fitter Zoe tonight.

  • JFC
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    I give credit where it is due. That attempted squat did not reach legal depth, so no credit is due. Lifters in these federations are not held to the same squat standards as the IPF – they don’t have to walk out the weight and they get their three inch high squats passed by the refs. Just look at the video. It really doesn’t matter what the technical rules say if the judges on the platform pass bad lifts.
    IPF lifters wear suits. The problem with the suits and shirts used in many federations is that they have far surpassed their original purpose, which was supposed to be safety, and have become almost an exoskeleton. Finally, IPA/WPO/WPC lifters are welcome in the IPF only if they are clean. The IPF tests aggressively, most of the rest do not.

  • DHall(new and improved)
    Reply

    Since I have joined the corporate world here is what I am doing until my schedule smooths out:
    * 100 Rope Turns
    * 10 Burpees
    * 10 Pushups
    * 10 Bodyweight Squats
    Repeat the circuit 10 times.

  • VAS
    Reply

    Good luck DHall

  • Outlaw
    Reply

    As Rx’d 12:32

  • Rob M
    Reply

    Wow! That’s not far off my time doing non-Rx. Good to see you on here.

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