Jan 24, 2010 - Feb Peak Crew

Black Box Summit - part 2 coming soon....


A. Power Snatch - 2-3 x 5; rest 180 sec
B. Hang Power Snatch - 2-3 x 5; rest 150 sec
C. Snatch High Pulls to sternum - 2-3 x 5; rest 120 sec
D. Snatch - 2-3 x 5; rest 90 sec

post highest load for each letter to comments
(i.e. A-175, B-180, C-210, D-185)
post as well the % of your score for C relative to score for D
(i.e. 125% of D)
2 pulls only on snatch pulls, no 3rd pull; just full extension


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, OPT !!
Enjoy this great Winter day and enjoy your celebration!

NorCal Chris said...

Happy Birthday OPT.

Thanks for all your effort and thoughtfulness you put into this community / family. I have really enjoyed the last few months.

rackempackem said...

Aha.. Birthday..? I didn't know. (how could I possibly?). Congrats Coach! You contribute an enormous amount av of inspiration for so many! Deeply greatfull. Have a great day!

Chris Dunkin said...

Happy Birthday, Coach.

Marie Rochat said...

Happy Birthday, OPT! Enjoy your day and thanks for everything you do.

Rainer Hartmann said...

Happy Birthday, OPT, thanks for putting all the time and effort in to help us become better athletes and people! Have a great day with your family!

Michael said...

Happy Birthday OPT, thank you so much for all that you do here and the programming. I'm in the best shape of my life now.

Joel B. said...

Happy Birthday! Have a great one and thanks for all your time and effort. Seriously. Huge positive impact on my life in multiple areas.

Gord said...

Happy Birthday James. Have a great day.

mrsmommyb said...

Happy Birthday! Wow. Robb Wolf and my husband's birthday too!

Have a kick ass day!

Rob Sifton said...

Happy Birthday James.
All the best for this next year
thanks for everything

bmizzlle said...

Aha Happy Birthday Coach, have a good one!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday James, thanks for everything and have a great day

Baltoe said...

Bon conmpleano James. Will see you on the 30th for Nutrition 201. Cheers.

Ian M

Paul Klein said...

Happy Birthday Coach.

Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for this community.

Geoff Aucoin said...

Happy birthday, bro. I'm glad Paige remembered because I have no memory for birth dates.

I gave these pancakes a whirl this morning and they were pretty good. I might do them again with a banana instead of honey just to add some more moisture to it. They are really dense and require a bit of work when cooking. This is from Mark's Daily Apple:

Coconut Pancakes
Drizzle these with honey and berries, wrap up some bacon and eggs for a Primal breakfast burrito, or just eat them plain. These things are incredibly easy to make.

4 eggs
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 pinch nutmeg
1 pinch cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup coconut milk (full fat)

Mix these ingredients and let them sit for five minutes. Oil or grease up your pan and heat over medium heat. Pour about a 1/4 cup of batter for each crepe, allowing each side to brown before flipping it.

Hopefully some of the old school dawgs read today and catch this post...

Koy N said...

Happy Happy!

Rob Sifton said...

Yummy Geoff.

I am home tomorrow for 2weeks. That is going to be on the menu for sure!


Dave X said...

Happy Birthday, OPT!

Brent Maier said...

Happy Birthday from the Maiers!

dontpanic356 said...

Happy Birthday James.

Too bad the Dawgs didnt know in advance, maybe we could have came up with a suitable gift after all you do for us here.

Geoff, I'll give those pancakes a try. Cant go wrong with breakfast food.

unit said...

happy bday James!... hope u have a filling and blessed day!...

A- 162
B- 162
C- 203
D- 135

c/d- 150%

notes... all sets of 3... stayed at 135 on d 2 ensure gd low catch... still working on this aspect of the snatch...

Mike Molloy said...

Happy birthday James. Thank you once again for creating this amazing community.

Clemson Rob said...

A: 130
B: 125
C: 165
D: 120

% = 137.5%

I will credit my lack of snatch work with the "low" numbers. I am happy with how I did but I definitely feel like I could have gone heavier on some of the lifts.

P.S. Going heavy on olympic lifting is always fun when their are no rubber weights in sight. Gotta love them globogyms.

Adam Benn said...

A) 145 (2)
B) 135
C) 185
D) 135.

My lifts from the hang need work. I'm sloppy at getting full depth on the snatch.

imosher said...

A) 65kg (2)
B) 65kg (2)
C) 75kg
D) 70kg (2)

full snatch felt hugely better than power snatches.

I have been doing all the training for the last 5 days but I have been very busy with work and have not posted. I am going back to post for the other days.

in summary yesterday came off the rails after the 3rd of the 5 round wod and the fastest I could go on the 800s would have been about 70% on a normal day.

Chad said...

A. 135
B. 135
C. 155
D. 115


Notes: Held off on going heavy with squat/full snatch as my knee doesn't like it. Need to work on the catch. I feel like I'm much better with the power snatch and the bar moves better from the hang position. Enjoyed this!

Sugar Shane said...

Happy Birthday OPT! I appreciate everything you do for us. Your passion for training is unmatched. Hope you had a great day.

Lisa M said...

Happy Birthday James!! Your "gift" is taking people to places they never thought possible our "gift" is going there with your guidance. I hope you saw some of that yesterday. Thank you for everything I hope you enjoyed your day.

exp. said...
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exp. said...

happy birthday OPT!

rackempackem said...

A. 52,5kg
B. 52,5kg
C. 70kg
D. 50kg

A. 40kgx3, 45kgx3, 47,5kgx3, 50kgx3, 52,5kgx3
B. 45kgx3, 45kgx3, 47,5kgx3, 50kgx3, 52,5kgx3
C. 52,5kgx3, 57,5kgx3, 60kgx3, 65kgx3, 70kgx3
D. 40kgx2(fell over on second rep), 45kgx1(fell over on second), 45kgx3, 47,5kgx3, 50x2 (lost third rep forward)

Wanted to do part 2 of the challange today to practice doing two big days in a row. did this one instead. Felt surprisingly recovered from yesterday. I need to practice OLY so bad. Really, really, usefull. Kept weights light and tryed to analyse. First time ever that i really "went"for it on the full snatch. Fell a couple of times but i got some ralizations from the experience.

Thinking about taking a full week of now. Just to be able to go full force next cycle. Will be difficult though. So addicted to the training now. We'll see.

LuLu said...

Happy Birthday OPT
Thank you for making us stronger in so many ways.

ken c said...

happy birthday james from me and ava. just remember you're not old until every pro athlete is older than you. that's the standard you know.

bso said...

Happy birthday James!

I don't want to mess up the scoring page, so I thought I'd post this here...

A quote I ready today in the margin of my journal... made me think of that ohs wod.

"Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great?" - Jimmy Johnson

This was the exact conversation I kept having with myself throughout the workout. My last set at 145 was tough, but the hardest part was still the discomfort in my wrists... Would another 30# have been all that much more uncomfortable???

Scotty Hagnas said...

Happy Birthday, James! Enjoy the day.

Thanks for everything you do for this amazing community of athletes!

Geoff: I'm going to have to give that recipe a try...sounds great!

Steve Smith said...

A: 185
D: 195

- Very pleased with the final snatch. Felt very strong.
- Snatch pull was too easy. Should have gone higher.
- Had trouble with the HPS. Catch was difficult.
- Gym was closed on Sunday. Had to do this one today (Monday).

Happy B-day, OPT!

Anthony said...

Happy Birthday James from me, Alison and the kids. Thanks for all you do. See you soon.

Megs said...

Should have gone way higher on the snatch pull but it was the first time I had done them

Then decided to do the 3rd wod from Saturday
50 CTB Pullups
50 Burpees
First time putting CTB in a timed effort so happy with the way they went


Mr.Lundmark said...

Happy birthday James! Thanks for all the effort and time you put into this blog and the workouts that you give us all. I haven't followed your training for a long time (didn't think I could keep up the workouts) but now I'm planning on doing it.


Anonymous said...

A. 160
B. 155
C. 205
D. 150


Loved the training, most snatch work in a long time. First time back since early last week. Felt good.
First time doing High Pulls, could probably go much heavier with a little practice.