Excited for Thrusters!

My back and hips were sore when I crawled out of bed this morning. I’m thinking it’s from the spinal decompression table since they’ve been ramping up the percentage or whatever setting they use. In for the 9am class.


4 Rounds of Tabata Mash-up

  • Jingle Jangles
  • Bear Crawls
  • Squat Jumps



  • 5×135#
  • 5×225#
  • 3×275#
  • 5×295#
  • 3×325#
  • 3×345#
  • 3×365#

Wasn’t going near the 5×1 @ 90+% and aggravating my back again. These felt better than the lifts a couple of weeks ago, so I’d say treatments are working.



  • 7 Squat Clean Thrusters (“Cluster”)

* You have 1 minute to complete and 1 minute to rest. Start at 135# and add 5# each new set.

I made it through 150# and got stuck in the hole with the 5th rep of 155#. So that’s 4 full sets plus 4 reps. Pretty brutal. Happy to be able to go through that pressing movement though, because yesterday I couldn’t even shoulder press a PVC pipe!


5 Rounds

  • 10 Pull-ups
  • 10 Wall Balls (20#, 10′ target)

Pull-ups didn’t feel the greatest even doing just the kipping variation instead of butterfly to take some strain off the shoulder by eliminating the bottoming out. I had to break up sets quite a bit after the first 10 unbroken. Finished in 4:55. I could feel some weakness in the shoulder doing wall balls too, but did those unbroken without a problem.

Felt good to be able to participate fully with the class. First time in 2 weeks I haven’t had to substitute any movements.

Over to Kevin’s at 6pm for a squat session.

Reverse Hyper

  • 3x15x50#

Nice and light. Figured it would be good after deadlifts today.

Then I did Crossover Symmetry Activation (8 reps). I used blue (heavy) and yellow (light) for bands, except had to use the lightest green band on my right side for the 90/90 because the yellow was killing my shoulder.

Back Squats

  • 20×45#
  • 8×155#
  • 5×225#
  • 5×255#
  • 3×285#
  • 10:00 EMOM 1×305 (rapid fire!)
  • 10×225#

Worked up a good sweat with the set of 10 at the end.

Finished up with Crossover Symmetry Iron Scap. I used the red bands for Tiger Walk and Bear Hug and green for all of the rest. Super light, but with the injured shoulder it was plenty and I did double the reps for everything.

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Nick Momrik

I'm searching for the perfect golf swing and my first hole-in-one. I'm addicted to CrossFit. I work for Automattic.

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