Every 2:00 for 8:00, perform:

2 Push Press + 2 Push Jerk

I worked up 135, 145, 155, and 165 today. I was aiming for 155 coming in so I was happy to hit 165. Felt good! Could’ve probably hit 175 if I really pushed it.


5×3:00 AMRAPs with 1:30 rest between:

  • 4 Clean and Jerk (135)
  • 8 Pull-up
  • 12 Box Jump

Continue AMRAP each time.

I made it a total of 10+14 today. The box jumps were the main problem! Not difficult – just got me breathing. Pull-ups were unbroken the entire time.


I felt pretty beat up this morning. Not sure why I was so sore! I did have 3 drinks last night, which didn’t help my sleep I’m sure. After a morning with the boys, I was out in the garage at 10:30AM for a workout.

21-15-9 reps for time:

  • Shoulder to Overhead, 115# (I did push jerks)
  • C2B Pull-ups

This was a CrossFit Games Teens Qualifier in 2017 so it was actually programmed at 135/95. I knew that wasn’t going to be appropriate for me even if I was feeling absolutely dynamite. I ended up scaling to 115# hoping I wouldn’t need many breaks.

I ended up breaking everything down with 8/7/6 for the first round, 6/5/4 for the second, and 5/4 for the third. Even my C2B pull-ups felt terrible. I’ve done 21 unbroken before (butterfly) without much problem, but today, I had to switch to a typical gymnastics kip after the first 21 reps. No bueno!

Finished in a disappointing 7:24.

Dejectedly, I ended the workout with some combination of the accessory work I’ve missed this week:

2 rounds not for time:

  • 20 Alternating Pistols
  • 10 Windshield Wipers

I feel like I should’ve done more today, but I just wasn’t feeling it. Going to focus on fueling up and getting two good nights of rest so I’ll feel ready to go on Monday.


Headed into the 11:30AM class today for some strict pressing. My calves are feeling pretty sore from yesterday’s running and double unders. Compound that with a lack of sleep due to kids, and I wasn’t feeling 100% today.


Strict Press

  • 3@85#
  • 2@100
  • 1@115
  • 1@120
  • 1+@125 (Got 3 reps)

Felt good on the strict press actually. I probably could’ve eeked out maybe 1 more rep if I really pushed it. Got soft in the legs and stopped at 3.


3 rounds for time:

  • 15 Cal Bike
  • 15 Push Jerks (115#)
  • 9 C2B Pull-ups

This felt like a classic CrossFit triplet. I originally wrote it with 20 cal row, but I did bike because I was in the side room. The push jerks were originally set to be at your strict press 1RM, but that was too heavy for me so I scaled to 115#.

I went 9/6 on the first two sets and then 6/5/4 on the last set. C2B pull-ups felt great, and I went unbroken pretty easily. Used the bike mostly as a recovery between efforts. Final time was 9:57.


Out in the garage at 11:30am with Charlotte to knock this one out. Graham watched as he decided he wasn’t going to nap.

Shoulder press 1-1-1-1-1 reps
Push press 3-3-3-3-3 reps
Push Jerk 5-5-5-5-5 reps

We last did this one in November of 2017. Back then, I hit 135/155/155. I hit the exact same today. My shoulders were pretty sore still from Saturday. Actual numbers:

  • 125/125/125/125/135
  • 155/155/155/155/155
  • 135/145/155/155/155


After taking both kids to Starbucks so Charlotte could workout, she took over the kids so I was solo around 9am to lift.

To prep for the workout, I worked up in some push jerks.

4 min EMOM: 3 Push Jerks

  • 95#
  • 115#
  • 135#
  • 155#

Then, I hit the workout for the day.

18 min AMRAP:

  • 12 Cal Bike
  • 9 Push Jerks (135)
  • 12 PVC Sit-ups

Result: 5+12

Did all the push jerks in sets of 5/4.


Back in the gym today! Headed into the 11AM class. As much as I love training at home, it’s always nice to get to train with other folks, especially during a workout I enjoy.

Today, we repeated 13.2, which I actually did a few weeks back. Previous scores were:

Back on 7/7/20, I had only slept a few hours the night previous so I knew I could do far better and probably PR.

10 min AMRAP:

  • 5 Shoulder to Overhead (115#)
  • 10 Deadlift (115#)
  • 15 Box Jump

I moved consistently through everything and ended up PRing with 8+14! Really stoked about that. Rebounded each box jump and took a quick breath between the S2OH and deadlift each time instead of trying to hang on to the bar.


Headed into the gym for this fun little double AMRAP:

6 min AMRAP:

  • 5 Push Jerk (115#)
  • 10 T2B
  • 20 Double Under

Rest 3:00. Then, repeat starting where you left off.

I went out of the gate hot on this one unbroken on the T2B for the first two sets. Obviously, I knew that wasn’t going to last so I dropped down to 6/4 until my very last set. Ended up going:

  • Set 1: 5+28
  • Set 2: 4+18

For a total of 10+12.


Still no baby yet! Yesterday was the official due date. We have a doctor appointment scheduled for later today. Given that the baby is going to come any moment now, I’m cherishing the workouts while I can still get them in.

I roped Zach into coming to the gym with me to knock out this week’s Monster Mash series from CrossFit Linchpin. We started around 10:45AM.

Part 1

7 rounds of:

  • 7 Burpee Box Jump Overs, 24″
  • 3 Bar Muscle-ups

Time: 6:56

Part 2

2 rounds of:

  • 35 Med Ball Cleans, 20 lbs
  • 15 Push Jerks, 115 lbs

Time: 6:39

Part 3

3 rounds of:

  • 25 Kettlebell Swings, 53 lbs
  • 15 Toes-to-bars
  • 15 Ring Dips

Time: 12:05

I’m not sure if it was because of the order, but these definitely progressed from most to least favorite! I was pretty out of gas by the final piece. Rested 5 minutes between pieces.