Workout of the Day
A.
Every 90 seconds, for 12 minutes (8 sets):
4-Stop Halting Clean Deadlift + Hang Clean
(Pause for two seconds at each of the following positions – 2″ off the floor, mid-patella, mid-thigh, “pockets” – then stand fully, descend to mid-thigh and perform 1 hang clean)

Build over the course of the eight sets.

B.
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
1 Power Clean (205/135 lbs)
1 Front Squat (205/135 lbs)
1 Shoulder to Overhead (205/135 lbs)
2 Power Cleans
2 Front Squats
2 Shoulder to Overhead
3 Power Cleans
3 Front Squats
3 Shoulder to Overhead
…and so on.

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Emily Moore
Emily Moore
May 14, 2015 3:01 pm

A. 65/70/75/80/85/90/95/100(F) – cleans were quite hard after about 90#
B. 6+12 with 70#. Cleans were easy, front squats were miserable. Did all reps for each movement type unbroken. Had to start taking breaks between movements round 4-ish. I hated this one…and hated that I hated it. Felt like I was avoiding the front squats during rests.

Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown
May 14, 2015 6:54 am

A. 135-155-165-185-195-205-215-225
B. 4 + 5 Rx

Carm
Carm
May 14, 2015 4:21 am

A. 93, 103, 113, 118, 123, 128, 133, 138#
B. 5 rounds plus 1 shoulder to overhead, 123#

Mattman
Mattman
May 13, 2015 8:07 pm

A) 135,155,175,185,205,215,225,235
B) didn’t have time…

Kate P
Kate P
May 13, 2015 7:42 pm

A. 75-85-95-100-105-110-115-120 (was able to fully squat all hang cleans and didn’t resort to powering them at a specific weight. This was a big success for me since I haven’t felt comfortable full cleaning lately) B. Worked out with a friend so we switched it up a bit. Did the clean complex each round (1 power clean + 1 front squat + 1 S2OH at 105#) plus increasing HSPU (1 on the first round, 2 on the second round, etc.) for 10 min. Got 29 total reps. Was excited about this since I haven’t done HSPU since the open when… Read more ยป

Genevieve (Latin America)
Genevieve (Latin America)
May 13, 2015 7:13 pm

Hoping to make it to a box tomorrow.
A. 4 rounds of alt reverse lunges 12 kg
B. 5 rounds for time
300 m run on treadmill with incline
10 seated DB press 12 kg
10 push ups
16:27

Aaron Lesher
Aaron Lesher
May 13, 2015 6:08 pm

Don’t know if it was the 90+ degree New Orleans heat, but was completely drained today

A. Realized I did this completely wrong – did 4x pause DL + HC every :90 … was wondering why I was completely gassed after 4 rounds… 115/135/155/155/155/155/155/155

B. Had to scale down to 155#. 5 rounds + 6 PC. Blech.

Josh
Josh
May 13, 2015 4:36 pm

A. 135/155/165/175/185/195/205/215
B. 4 rds + 5 powercleans + 5 frontsquat + 3 S2OH at 185#
By far the heaviest workout I have done. Powercleans slowed me down the most.

Todd E.
Todd E.
May 13, 2015 3:40 pm

A. 135-155-195-205-225-235-245-255
B. 5 rounds +3 at 205. Shoulder to overhead became very challenging on 4 and 5.

Andy M
Andy M
May 13, 2015 1:36 pm

A. 135-145-155-165-175-185-195-205
B. 5 rds + 3 at 175.
Complex was rough, even with the big scale. Had a real hard time resetting from the S2O/jerk without losing control. Had to break often, got a lot of extra cleans in as a result.

Drew Nodtvedt
Drew Nodtvedt
May 13, 2015 1:36 pm

A. 65, 85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135 (fail), 135 (got it)
Back felt good – still cautious, but I feel like the weight was solid.
B. Got 8 rounds at 85lbs right at the buzzer – weight felt good, no back issues

That was a smoker – glad to be working out with you guys again. I’ve missed this a lot.

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Michele Vieux
May 13, 2015 3:31 pm
Reply to  Drew Nodtvedt

Glad to have you back! And it’s good to hear that your back is feeling good AND that you are being smart about how you get back into it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Bz
Bz
May 13, 2015 12:42 pm

A. 185-225-235-245-250-260-265-275
B. 5 rounds +6 power clean + 2 front squat 53 reps total… That got hard quick

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Michele Vieux
May 13, 2015 3:30 pm
Reply to  Bz

But you crushed it!

Kimmi
Kimmi
May 13, 2015 11:49 am

A.40 / 42,5 / 45 / 47,5 / 50 / 52,5 / 55 / 57,5 kg

B.
5 rounds + 6 cleans + 6 front squats + 2 s2oh = 59 reps @ 50 kg

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Michele Vieux
May 13, 2015 3:30 pm
Reply to  Kimmi

Great job, Kimmi!

Justin
Justin
May 13, 2015 11:41 am

Is the idea not to put the barbell down between rounds during part B or does it matter?

Andy M
Andy M
May 13, 2015 1:44 pm
Reply to  Justin

Interpreted it as “just get as many rounds/reps as possible in the book.” Unless specified otherwise, break as needed and resume where you left off.

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Michele Vieux
May 13, 2015 3:30 pm
Reply to  Andy M

Exactly. How did it go?

Jon S
Jon S
May 13, 2015 10:33 am

A. 135-155-175-185-195-205-215-225. No misses, but 225 was tough.
B. 41 reps RX. 4 rounds + 5 cleans + 5 FS + 1 jerk.

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Michele Vieux
May 13, 2015 3:29 pm
Reply to  Jon S

Awesome job, Jon!

Patrick
Patrick
May 13, 2015 9:22 am

A 135 , 154-176-187-198-209-220(fail) -209

B – 4 sets at 85kg 187lb felt something pull in my back so stopped with 3 minutes remaining .

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Michele Vieux
May 13, 2015 3:29 pm
Reply to  Patrick

Oh no! How’s the back feeling? Where did it pull?

Patrick
Patrick
May 14, 2015 3:07 am
Reply to  Michele Vieux

Had an uncomfortable tightness in my lower back . Got my form wrong on the fail in part A and I knew something wasn’t right in part B . Having a rest day today so will have a good stretch today , it feels ok at the moment .

Adam D
Adam D
May 13, 2015 8:05 am

Whew…baby steps is what I keep telling myself. Strength will return at some point.

A. 95, 125, 135(x2 reps), back down to 125, 125, 125, 125, 125.
B. 125#, completed 5 full sets
C. Need core strength back too…did Tabata Russian twists with 10# plate.

Gassed.

Have a great day ya’ll!

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Michele Vieux
May 13, 2015 3:28 pm
Reply to  Adam D

Give it a couple weeks on the strength and then you’ll be crushing your old self! More plank/chinese plank/hollow/dragon flags for you! Love the Russian twists too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Kyle J Smith
Kyle J Smith
May 13, 2015 7:50 am

A. 235
B. Letting my knee rest, scaled to 10m AMRAP 3 PC 205#, 6 HSPU: 3+5

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Michele Vieux
May 13, 2015 3:27 pm
Reply to  Kyle J Smith

The knee! Glad to see you’re figuring out what to do without it. Keep it up!

Kubek
Kubek
May 13, 2015 6:57 am

A. 198 lbs
B. 5 rds + 8 reps (140 lbs)

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Michele Vieux
May 13, 2015 3:26 pm
Reply to  Kubek

Awesome work, Kubek!

Kubek
Kubek
May 13, 2015 9:30 pm
Reply to  Michele Vieux

๐Ÿ™‚

Ty
Ty
May 13, 2015 4:22 am

A. 135,155,175,185,195,205,215,225
B. 5 rnds + 6 cleans. @185. Over head strength is returning. Just not as fast as id like.

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Michele Vieux
May 13, 2015 3:26 pm
Reply to  Ty

Patience and scap work! Great job, Ty!