Tuesday 03.25.14 WODs and News | 84 comments The Chief The Sandman EMOMx14: Odd: AMRAP of 5 Burpees over the Bar + 5 Thrusters (95, 65#) Even: Rest Post Scores to Comments. 14.4 84 Comments Malik on March 24, 2014 at 7:35 pm Rasheed thinks that 14.5 will be something a little like this: http://games.crossfit.com/workouts/the-open/2012. Reply SMW on March 25, 2014 at 11:45 am with burpees, no doubt. Reply cheryl nasso on March 24, 2014 at 9:29 pm Hey team! I just wanted to let everyone know how happy I am to be a part of this community! More than that, i am honored to call myself one of your coaches! Over the past 4 weeks, I have witnessed some of the highest levels of determination, effort, grit, and success! Remember guys…success is measured in the effort, not in the result. Each and every one of you should give yourselves a pat on the back more than once! One more week guys! Lets do this thang!! Reply JC on March 24, 2014 at 11:22 pm U have been a great addition to the gang…and it’s been fun watching you and the other CFNE women crushing the leaderboard! Keep it up. Reply Greg D on March 25, 2014 at 9:24 am Cheryl, You have been a fabulous addition to an already strong roster. I really appreciate all the feedback you provide on movements, standards and efficiency whenever you are in the gym. It has been great to see you have so much success on the leaderboard. Reply Ho on March 25, 2014 at 2:33 pm Cheryl, it’s great to have you in our community! Super pumped you decided to join us. We’re all better for it. Reply C4! on March 25, 2014 at 2:42 pm I love being inspired by your consistency and determination, Cheryl. I’m so impressed with your quiet steadfastness and atheleticism. You deserve the best life has to offer. Reply Braatz on March 25, 2014 at 4:06 pm Cheryl, it’s been great having you here at CFNE, both as an athlete and a coach. Your dedication and focus (not to mention WOD performances) are inspiring. Thanks! Reply Malik on March 25, 2014 at 12:39 am I am ready for this: http://crossfitnewengland.com/teen-competition/! But first gotta train. #ready Reply Rachel E on March 25, 2014 at 9:27 am Woohoo! Awesome, Malik! Reply Ho on March 25, 2014 at 7:36 am Sandman: 131 Rx 4×6 jerks: 135, 155, 165, 135 Reply Colleen (OC) on March 25, 2014 at 7:36 am The Sandman: 120, 45#. 17, 18, 17, 17, 17, 17, 17. I guess I don’t qualify for the Doug Bell award today! Reply Tricia D on March 25, 2014 at 1:07 pm OC you are a burpee ninja, nice score!!!! Reply Erin on March 25, 2014 at 7:40 am The Sandman: 111 Rx (17, 18, 16, 15, 15, 15, 15) Reply Andy M on March 25, 2014 at 7:48 am Sandman: 108 Rx, nothin’ doin’ today. Reply Sarah W on March 25, 2014 at 7:59 am Don’t sell yourself short. 108 is doin.’ Reply Sarah W on March 25, 2014 at 8:03 am 112 Rx. Exposed weakness in my mental game. Thanks for the push on the 2nd to last round, Harry. 3 sets of 10 OHS at 45# double under practice Reply Rae on March 25, 2014 at 8:31 am The Sandman: 105 (45#) (15s every round) Reply Big Mike on March 25, 2014 at 8:53 am The Sandman: One better than Wilson Rx (but at least I used a men’s bar) Today’s DBP (Doug Bell Point)-Andrew Ho Quote: “This isn’t going to work because the only ones that EVER win workouts are me and Bob” Rules below-leaderboard coming later today “The Doug Bell Award” Rules 1) You must win round 1 of any workout 2) You cannot win the WOD 3) Bonus point if you puke 4) Bonus point if you DNF 5) Team WOD is 2x points 6) Trophy stays at CFNE 7) Co-Commissioners (Big Mike and Eugene) decide all other rules/point allocations 8) You amass points from 3/17 start date and they will be tracked on a spreadsheet. Winner is treated to dinner by all who accumulated points during season 1 which ends on 8/1 and season 2 which ends on 12/1. 9) Workout must be at Mayhem. Working out when the sun is up does not count. 10) Winner (should it not be Doug) gets to sit next to Doug, but it will be Doug (or Ho). 11) Ladies are also included, but if you come to dinner you have to leave your spouse at home, and expect to be out all night. 12) Coaches decide winner 13) Leader can press once they have the group dormie in order to open up leaderboard for second DBP Dinner Award. Reply Braatz on March 25, 2014 at 9:37 am Jeez, more rules than the Affordable Care Act. And is it just me, or does #13 make absolutely no sense? Reply Big Mike on March 25, 2014 at 9:47 am When you have an insurmountable lead, you can declare victory-guarantee your meal and open up the comp to all others that you would like to see fight for the opportunity to join you at the head of the table. You could see that playing out: Doug Bell in the lead, presses. Andrew Ho behind Bob (because they are the only two that win WOD’s) decides he wants free dinner and sprints out of the gate on Helen, pukes, loses. Ho wins, we all win. Reply Alison on March 25, 2014 at 10:23 am yeah — my head is spinning. good thing I don’t have to worry about winning it. Reply Ho on March 25, 2014 at 11:03 am First, I would apologize for the quote if it wasn’t true. Second, I think the spirit of the award is going out way too hard and blowing up like a dummy (hence, it’s namesake), so I would humbly suggest revising 1 and 2 to allow for more subjectivity on the part of the committee (you and Eugene I guess; assuming age was the determining factor there). For example, you must win or beat the majority of the class in round 1 and you cannot win and must fall behind a number of those folks you beat in round 1. I guess my point being that coming in first in round 1 but ultimately coming in second overall doesn’t seem very blowuppey or Doug Belley…not to mention that allowing people to win the award even though they may not actually win round 1 but fully deserve the award because of ridiculous strategy and blowuppeyness is more inclusive and community oriented. Don’t be exclusive, BM. It’s rude. And lastly, I don’t get 12…wouldn’t points decide the winner. And lastly again, I don’t get 13. Still. And lastly…bite me. Reply Big Mike on March 25, 2014 at 11:44 am -1 for being a whiney bitch Reply Big Mike on March 25, 2014 at 11:48 am And OK…new rule: 1) Eugene and I decide who wins Reply Ho on March 25, 2014 at 11:56 am Really feeding into that grouchy old man stereotype today, are we? Don’t worry. Nap time is soon. Reply rich t on March 25, 2014 at 12:27 pm great contest Big Mike. i agree with Ho (think he was thinking of me). change rule 1 and i got this, especially with bonus points. Reply rich t on March 25, 2014 at 12:31 pm wait. if Ben programs alternating spider man stretch as round 1, we do not need to change rule 1. i can kick anyone’s ass in alternating spider man stretches. Reply Michelene on March 25, 2014 at 11:16 am Like any of you actually needed a reason to be any more competitive. This will be fun to watch. Reply Brian L on March 25, 2014 at 9:08 am 123 rx Reply Sarah W on March 25, 2014 at 9:11 am Quote: “This isn’t going to work because the only ones that EVER win workouts are me and Bob” (Judges, please consider that the above quote deserves at least an extra point on ‘likability’ alone assigned to Ho). Reply Big Mike on March 25, 2014 at 9:27 am The point system is somewhat counter-intuitive. The penalty for hubris or lack of noblesse oblige is actually taking points away, resulting in the offender potentially opening his wallet and buying someone else dinner vs. the inverse. Reply Sarah W on March 25, 2014 at 10:10 am “lack of noblesse oblige” I like that the point system addresses this. Very comprehensive. Reply Sean on March 25, 2014 at 9:20 pm I’m confused Reply Rachel E on March 25, 2014 at 9:17 am The Sandman: 120 Rx Meg, thanks for sharing your not-actually-invisible friend Flexible Fred with us today! Can’t wait to get my bend on. <–not pervy, you sickos Reply Braatz on March 25, 2014 at 9:27 am The Sandman: 121 Rx (20/20/17/16/15/18/15) That’s right, Big Mike, I used a green (35#) bar. Never going back, either. Reply Big Mike on March 25, 2014 at 9:28 am Just ordered you a pink jump rope, some see through LuLu’s and a sports bra. Reply Ho on March 25, 2014 at 9:29 am You should be ashamed of yourself. I’m so disappointed… Reply Heather V on March 25, 2014 at 10:26 am He should get points for that. Reply rich t on March 25, 2014 at 2:21 pm yes. points for Braatz (or did you mean Ho? or Big Mike? i am so confused) Reply Greg D on March 25, 2014 at 9:28 am The Sandman: 122 Rx (21,20,17,16,16,17&15) Reply Nick Cr on March 25, 2014 at 9:38 am The Sandman – 94 Rx It’s hard working out so early. I don’t know how y’all do it. On another note, Flexibility Fred is awesome! Reply Andrea F on March 25, 2014 at 5:52 pm Are you leaving the 7:30pm? This is the second day you’ve ditched us! Boo!!! Reply Nick C. on March 25, 2014 at 11:22 pm Never!! I just couldn’t come tonight because of a work thing and I didn’t wanna totally miss out on the workout, so I went early. I’ll be back on Thursday! Reply Max on March 25, 2014 at 11:28 pm You better be (shaking fist). Reply Katrina on March 25, 2014 at 9:42 am Sandman 140RX Reply Alison on March 25, 2014 at 10:24 am Wow. En fuego. Reply Kaitlyn on March 25, 2014 at 9:46 am Sandman – 139 RX Reply Chris M. on March 25, 2014 at 10:08 am 1. The Sandman – 140 Rx (20/round) 2. 6 UB Jerk (OT3M) – 145-150-155-160 Reply liz messina on March 25, 2014 at 10:43 am Sandman- 112Rx Great working with you Kim! Reply Laura c on March 25, 2014 at 10:49 am Sandman : 110 rx .. Highest was 18, a few 16 then decided to just stop At 15…. 5 rounds strict cindy: 106 RTD Reply Michelle on March 25, 2014 at 10:49 am Sandman: 117rx. Then got to watch James & Mick do wod scaled up & w axel kill it w 21-23 reps / round. Awesome. 4 x 6 strict press-no jerk / save ft: 55- 65- 75 f @ 4, 70 Reply Michelene on March 25, 2014 at 11:25 am Sandman: 121 (40#) I should know by now that whenever a WOD has that much rest built in I shouldn’t think “oh, that doesn’t look too bad…” Reply Tricia D on March 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm I thought the exact same thing!! Tough Reply Neeb on March 25, 2014 at 11:57 am 4×6 UB Jerks 155 Sandman: 129RX. That just hurt……..BAD!!! Reply Ashley R on March 25, 2014 at 11:59 am Sandman: 121 55#. Went lighter on the thrusters since we haven’t done them in awhile and I don’t want to be sore for 14.5. We’ll see if my strategy pays off. Reply Todd B on March 25, 2014 at 12:59 pm Sandman: 105 Rx. 15’s across. Thrusters and burpees – blech. Looks like I have my next Goat Day WOD programmed for me. Probably could have gotten 16 or 17 reps in the first three rounds, but thought it would ultimately cost me more in the later rounds. I was barely getting the 15th rep by the end. Not sure if it was a good strategy. Next time I’ll have to pick that bar back up! Reply Tricia D on March 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm Sandman: 96 (45) Reply Patti Jeanne on March 25, 2014 at 1:03 pm sandman: 97 rx Reply Alison on March 25, 2014 at 1:22 pm Sandman – 115, 55#. 15, 16, 17, 17, 18, 17, 15. Last round of burpees was a mess – my barbell got in the way, I slipped on the wood platform so I was just a disaster. Great WOD. Thanks for pacing me, Braatz. Reply Rob C on March 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm Sandman: 130, subbed Front Squats for Thrusters. Reply Rob C on March 25, 2014 at 1:32 pm 15,17,20,20,20,18,20 Reply Jonathan on March 25, 2014 at 1:49 pm Sandman: 109Rx. 20,17,15,15,15,12,15. Regretted the 10 Cindy rounds I did before class…but only 25 more to go! Reply C4! on March 25, 2014 at 2:47 pm Sandman 125 Rx (20,20,18,18,17,16,16) Reply Sarah S. on March 25, 2014 at 2:54 pm Sandman: 77 at 40#. 11 across all 7 rounds. Reply Eugene on March 25, 2014 at 3:32 pm Sandman – 123 Rx Today’s Doug Bell Award winner is a tie between Ho and Greg D. Ho for the big disparity between top and lowest rounds and because Meg judged it so. And Greg because Ho complained too much. Reply Ho on March 25, 2014 at 3:41 pm Words hurt, guys. Words hurt. And Meg, I really expected more. The under 40 club has to stick together. These old people already get discounts everywhere they go. Get on the right side of history!!! In other words, I get it. I win the damn award. Reply Big Mike on March 25, 2014 at 3:52 pm Get off the board and get your ass back to work making money so there is enough in Social Security for Eugene and I to live comfortably. Dinner in an hour. Reply Judi on March 25, 2014 at 3:38 pm Sandman: 105 @45# Reply Melinda on March 25, 2014 at 3:42 pm Sandman: 141rx Reply laura c on March 25, 2014 at 6:26 pm WOWZA Reply Andy L on March 25, 2014 at 4:54 pm Travel WOD scored a pull-up bar at a nearby park: Burpee Fran 5:15 Reply Gio on March 25, 2014 at 6:23 pm Sandman: 90 Rx Reply Krystle on March 25, 2014 at 6:57 pm The Sandman: 113 RX Reply Jill on March 25, 2014 at 7:16 pm Sandman: 82 Rx Reply Toni on March 25, 2014 at 7:32 pm The Sandman: 118 (45#) Reply Bubba on March 25, 2014 at 7:33 pm Awesome to get in and actually train today! 5×3 pause squats at 255 4×6 push jerks 145 150 155 160 these were tougher than I remembered its been a while Sandman: 143 Rx – with the amazing John Doole! Ready for 14.5! Reply Sonia on March 25, 2014 at 8:08 pm The Sandman: 90 with 35# for thrusters and knee pus ups instead of burpees Reply Corey on March 25, 2014 at 8:18 pm Sandman: 107rx Can’t wait to do that again Friday…. I mean…. Reply Sean on March 25, 2014 at 9:23 pm 112 rx ouch…must breath now (a la James Kirk) Reply Kevin Kelley II on March 25, 2014 at 10:57 pm Sandman 90rx Reply Cotter on March 26, 2014 at 6:58 am “The Sandman”: 102 Rx Reply Gradon on March 26, 2014 at 9:50 am Sandman: 94 RX Reply Maureen B. on March 26, 2014 at 8:45 pm Sandman: 6:15 (65#) – fun 7:30 class, panther joke was a good one! Reply Trackbacks/Pingbacks #WODsohard | Tuesday 03.25.14 - […] March 24, 2014 Categories: CrossFit New England […] Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name * Email * Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.