Category Archives: Cleans

Row and Squat Clean-to-Overhead: Two Great Exercises that Go Great Together

The brutal part of this WoD is that the motion and muscles required to do a good squat clean (drive with the legs, then pull with the arms) is replicated in the rowing part of the WoD. So after you finish hammering out ~2:00 minutes on the erg, you go straight to heavy squat cleans. Continue reading

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CrossFit Central WoD: Jen C

The dead lifts were no problem at all at the weight we were lifting, nor would the overhead presses have been much problem. But those damned cleans got me. Continue reading

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Pull, Push, Burp at CrossFit Central

Still rocking a green band on pull-ups, but making great progress with it…doing up to 20 kipping pull ups at a time on the green band now — despite still weighing in at 250 lbs. I don’t think I’ll be doing RXd pull ups during WoDs until I’m under 220 lbs, though. Continue reading

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CrossFit Central WoD: Clean and Jerk

My max shoulder press is #205, and I’ve pushed a #265 split jerk (from a behind the neck position, after taking it off the squat rack) overhead before. Continue reading

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CrossFit Central WoD: Pull ups and Med Ball Cleans

I mention the heat and the humidity because I was sweating like a whore in church during this WoD, which made the med ball cleans tough, as I was having a hard time holding onto the med ball after just a few reps. Continue reading

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CrossFit Central WoD: Squat Cleans and Box Jumps

My time was 11:40, which was fastest in class by a full minute. I attribute this to two things: the weight wasn’t heavy enough and the box wasn’t high enough. But I’m going to keep pushing hard while scaling appropriately until my knee is better. Continue reading

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CrossFit HQ WoD: Erin

Started this WoD with every intent of doing it as RXd like a Big Dawg. But my arms were not going to let that happen in the time frame I had available to me before work this a.m. Continue reading

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