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 comments for “The Choice is Yours

  1. Justin S
    September 8, 2010 at 7:04 am

    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

    • Yosh
      September 8, 2010 at 7:29 am

      I wanna be Justin S. strong

    • Shrujal
      September 8, 2010 at 7:45 am

      How is that even possible? I thought your time was pretty sick. Looks like the R&R recharged your batteries.

  2. Scrappy
    September 8, 2010 at 9:04 am

    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…

    • Kristin
      September 8, 2010 at 11:06 am

      To be honest, I did it with a 5-10 rep scheme and it saved my lungs.

  3. Nathan
    September 8, 2010 at 10:10 am

    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.

    • Shrujal
      September 8, 2010 at 10:33 am

      Nate, that is awesome; no way I could have done this one Rx. Way to get the weight up!

    • Yosh
      September 8, 2010 at 11:46 am

      Give you a ton of credit doin this one RX bud. Great job.

    • Nathan
      September 8, 2010 at 12:14 pm

      Thanks guys

  4. Scott R
    September 8, 2010 at 10:19 am

    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!

  5. Haley
    September 8, 2010 at 10:21 am

    today was a fun one! 3:16 rx

    • Tiffany
      September 8, 2010 at 10:23 am

      whoa. nice!!!!

    • Justin S.
      September 8, 2010 at 10:24 am

      great job! this workout is perfect for the burpee queen

    • Scrappy
      September 8, 2010 at 10:31 am

      You are a frigging beast.

      • Kristin
        September 8, 2010 at 11:04 am

        I second that.

    • Yosh
      September 8, 2010 at 11:44 am

      Way to go Hayley, way to do work!!!

    • Nathan
      September 8, 2010 at 12:23 pm

      Awesome and inspiring effort, Haley.

      Everyone should go to,464/ and compare Haley’s time to the times from the women at the regional, who did basically the same workout. Be impressed.

      • Haley
        September 8, 2010 at 1:01 pm

        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!

        • Yosh
          September 8, 2010 at 3:47 pm

          Still though, Haley, your work capacity for that type of effort is outstanding!
          Great job

      • Jen K
        September 8, 2010 at 1:20 pm

        Daaaamn Hales! Way to go. You make us all proud. :)

    • Scott R
      September 8, 2010 at 12:45 pm

      Wow! I was there and I didn’t even realize how fast you were. Amazing work, Haley.

  6. Tiffany
    September 8, 2010 at 10:22 am

    WOD: 8:48 Rx
    push press was ugly, burpees even worse.
    heavy for me today.

    • Scrappy
      September 8, 2010 at 10:32 am

      But you Rx’d it, that’s what counts…nice job!

    • Jen K
      September 8, 2010 at 1:19 pm

      Yeah Tiff! Way to RX it!

  7. Yosh
    September 8, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Snatch: 55kg

    WOD: 5:25 @ 60kg
    Gonna attack the shit outta this as rx next time around

  8. Eric P.
    September 8, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    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.

  9. Brian K
    September 8, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Snatch: 52kg
    WOD 5:57 scaled to 60kg. Good times guys

  10. Ty Eriks
    September 8, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Eric P. I hot 7:55. 85kg was a bad idea! :(

  11. Ty Eriks
    September 8, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Eric P. I got 7:55. 85kg was a bad idea! :(

    • Haley
      September 8, 2010 at 9:13 pm

      hoooold up. ty, did you do this wod with 85kg?? you’re insane!!

      • Ty Eriks
        September 9, 2010 at 10:55 am

        Whatever ms 3:16!

    • Eric P.
      September 8, 2010 at 10:15 pm

      That is awesome man!!! someday i’ll be half as strong as you! great job by both you and your bro today!

      • Ty Eriks
        September 9, 2010 at 10:53 am

        Too late bro, you are already there!

  12. Jen G.
    September 8, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    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.

  13. Cal
    September 8, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    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.

  14. POPE
    September 9, 2010 at 7:37 am

    5:22 @ 40kg. need to get faster on burpees. need to scale up on weight.

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