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ELEMENTS WORKSHOPS UPDATE:
In Manhattan
#56 Tue/Thur @ 8:30pm, starts May 26
#57 Mon/Wed @ 8:30pm, starts June 1
#58 Tue/Thur @ 7am, starts June 2
#59 Mon/Wed @ 7:30pm, starts June 8
NEW! #60 Tue/Thur @ 8:30pm, starts June 16

In Brooklyn
#8 Wed/Mon @ 7pm, starts May 27

Thursday 090521
“Twins”
Two rounds, of each couplet, for time of:
750 meter Row
20 Handstand Push-ups
115 pound Thruster, 20 reps
20 L-Pull-ups
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  • http://allisonbojarski.tumblr.com Allison Bojarski

    Scaling options for today’s workout, courtesy of the CrossFit Brand X forums:
    Big Dawgs:
    as Rx’d
    Do the first couplet twice then proceed to the second couplet.
    women – 85#
    Pack:
    Two rounds, of each couplet, for time of:
    750 meter Row
    20 Handstand Push-ups (or appropriate progressions)
    95 pound Thruster, 20 reps
    20 L-Pull-ups (tuck pull ups or pull ups as a sub if unable to do L-pull ups)
    women – 65#
    Puppies:
    Two rounds, of each couplet, for time of:
    500 meter Row
    10 Handstand Push-ups (or appropriate progressions)
    25-45 pound Thruster, 10 reps
    10 L-Pull-ups (Beginner pull ups or assisted pull ups are and acceptable sub)
    Buttercups:
    Two rounds, of each couplet, for time of:
    500 meter Row
    10 Push-ups (or appropriate progressions)
    pvc-15 pound Thruster, 10 reps
    10 L-Pull-ups (Beginner pull ups or assisted pull ups are and acceptable sub)
    Handstand Push up progressions
    http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/CrossFit_HSPUVariations.wmv
    http://www.brandxmartialarts.com/videos/HandstandPushups.wmv

  • martin

    Happy Birthday Audrey!!!

  • george

    7:00 am
    great class – i need to get in there in the morning more often.
    24:58
    hspu to one ab mat
    “L” Pullups got pretty ugly towards the end.

  • Lt Gabe

    I should be at the 6pm class tonight barring any crazy train issues. This WOD looks like the burpee, inverted burpee and pullup WOD from awhile back; brutal. Fleet week indeed.
    Happy birthday Audrey!

  • Max

    25:48 as rx’d that sucked

  • Elise

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUD!!!!!!!!! cant wait to see you tonight!

  • Aaron

    Adam, thank you for the thoughtful and explicit response; however, I have a few grievances with your classification methodology. I will wait to address them on the LSA blog.
    2 Burpees down…a lot more to go

  • torch

    19:18. HSPUs a big limiter. Thrusters were ugly as well.

  • Hari

    Happy Birthday, Audrey!

  • Rory

    Happy birthday Audrey!
    TWO BURPEES
    Will be in for the WOD later.

  • michelle

    Happy Birthday Audrey!!
    I have to ask if anyone here has ever done the blueprint cleanse? My guess is no since its not paleo or zone friendly but I am trying to get some info-thanks!

  • george

    michelle,
    my wife has done it a few times.
    i did a three day once.
    although i am not sold on the whole cleanse idea – it is a nice change of pace not eat and everything is really tasty, fresh and convenient. their delivery is always on time.
    it is pricey, but if you are mildly interested give a three day a try.

  • dan def

    My elevator pitch: Crossfit combines heavy weight movement, light weight movement, gymnastics movements, olypmic lifing movement, and cardiovascular exercise in one safe, efficient and effective workout.

  • Reagan

    As Rx’d 25:53
    Black Box (105,105)

  • Kirk

    Another fine morning with Torch and the growing Morning Posse… too bad about the crazy WOD..
    The first word that came to my mind when I saw this last night was “cool”. The first one that came to my mind during and after it this morning was “brutal”.
    As Rx’d:
    23:27
    I hate Thrusters. I hate them with 95#… I hate them even more with 115#

  • michelle

    George thank you so much for responding-I had signed up for the three day and was having second thoughts. I guess I will try it!

  • george

    the pineapple one is tasty
    the lemon juice with cayenne is tasty
    and the cashew milk is like real dessert

  • Sara

    Kirk:
    The first thing that came to mind when I saw this morning was “no way in hell I’m doing this today”!
    So I decided a good substitute was getting a massage….
    Allison:
    Any chance I can come at 12 tomorrow and make this up before the 1230 class? Not sure I can make it in this weekend and we don’t have a good setup for this at my gym. Totally understand if that’s not ok though.

  • Josh R

    Anyone up for some post-wod food and drinks? I believe frozen margaritas are calling me.

  • Jeffrey B.

    Josh, I’d be down for a mound of meat at Hill Country afterwards.
    Jeff/Dex, You guys called it…definitely handstand push-ups tonight.

  • juan

    about 41:10
    i still suck at hand stand pushups.
    happybirthday audrey!
    does OT still crossfit?
    2 buurpees

  • Tripp

    This looks awesome!
    Happy Birthday Audrey – see you tonight!!

  • Kelly

    18:24..scaled big time
    65# Thrusters, banded pull ups, ab mats for HSPUs.

  • torch

    Happy birthday Audrey!!!!!

  • Audrey

    Thanks for all the birthday wishes!!

  • Brian K.

    Screw this workout, I am going drinking!

  • Jessica

    Michelle,
    My last boss did the blueprint cleanse. It didn’t improve her weight, health, or disposition.

  • Rickey

    29:59 with bands for the HSPU and #75 for the thruster.
    Day 2 of the burpee challenge

  • Kevin p

    Happy Birthday Audrey!

  • Aram

    25:54 subbing HSPUs off the box, 95#/75# thrusters and doing raises for the L-situps. (88,43)

  • kj

    28:23 w/ HSPUs off the bench, #42 thrusters, and band pull-ups.

  • Matt K

    19:44 as Rx’d
    Thrusters got ugly at the end.

  • Kim

    24:36.
    HSPU off box.
    65# Thrusters set 1, 55# set 2.
    Should not have scaled down, both sets felt equally bad.
    Band pull-ups

  • Tripp

    As Rx’d: 20:08 (73,71)
    I hate rowing.

  • Grace

    31:18 w/ #65 thrusters and HSPU’s off a box.
    2 burpees!

  • Mike

    26:28
    HSPU to 1 abmat – everthing else rx’d
    1st set of thrusters was by far the worst part.
    2 burpees
    (27,22)

  • Hari

    35:46 Sub 95 lbs, HSPU’s 2.8 inches less than full ROM
    (68,54), (28,21)

  • Davi

    Happy birthday Audrey!
    Yesterday’s WOD: bike 95 miles, sleep in an amazing old house on the northernmost tip of LI. Massage balls, mosquitoes, stars.
    Today’s WOD: bike ~55 miles of hilly terrain, land in Warwick, RI for a home cooked meal, sport the most ridiculous suntan/burn.
    I wore my CF Virtuosity tanktop the whole way (hence the absurd winged sunburn)
    No access to a pull-up bar right now, but I’m going to do my version CFE recommended strength recovery workout:
    3 rounds NOT for time
    15 pushups
    15 swings of something other than a kettlebell
    15 situps
    15 good mornings
    my addition: STRETCH AND ROLL AROUND ON THE FLOOR!

  • Rory

    35:40 w/ 85# thrusters and banded “Cirque du Soleil” HSPUs. I agree with Mike that the first set of thrusters was the worst. Some of my “L” pullups were a bit suspect, but I did not jump any of them.

  • Levi

    24:57 or 25:57, I don’t remember exactly. Let’s say 24:57. Sub 95# thrusters. I was just trying to keep up with Steve the entire time.

  • Davi

    subbed approx 15 lbs of sugar in a tote bag for KB swings and good mornings
    friends’ neighbors stared in bewilderment

  • Rickke

    24:09
    Subbed 1 ab mat for HSPU
    75# thrusters
    Probably should’ve gone a little heavier on the thrusters. Rows felt good considering how much I don’t like rowing. HSPUs still slowing me down.
    Happy birthday Audrey!

  • Jeffrey B.

    25:30, subbed 95# for Thrusters. Grizzly workout, kids… grizzly.

  • Jeffrey B.

    2 burpees too.

  • Tony T

    65lb thrusters and 1 abmat for hspu
    24:58
    (36,21)

  • Natalie

    27:15 w/pike-on-a-box pushups, jump to a negative L-pullups, and 20kg on the thrusters on my two-week anniversary of finishing Elements.