Soaring Bench

Sore abs from the sit-ups and GHDs yesterday. Had an appointment at the chiropractor and then went to the 5:30 class.


  • Crossover Symmetry Activation
  • 3×15 Reverse Hypers (120#)
  • 2 Rounds
    • 5 Strict C2B Pull-ups
    • 10 Push-ups
    • 15 Air Squats


Axle Deadlifts

  • 10×115#
  • 10×165#
  • 10×185#
  • 10×195#
  • 10×205#

The first 5 sets were unbroken, but I could only hold on to the bar for 4 reps with 205 and then did the rest as singles, dropping each one. Damn that got rough on the grip really quick. Didn’t want to push any weight and end up tweaking my back again, so the axle bar was a nice change of pace.



  • Plate Burpees (on to 45# HI-TEMP)
  • American KBS (53#)
  • Ball Slams (20#)

They were supposed to be hand release burpees and most of them were, but I didn’t realize I wasn’t doing the hand-release until the 10th rep in and then I know I missed at least a few in other sets. I broke up the 30 KBS into 20-10 but everything else was unbroken. Finished in 9:31.

8 Rounds (Tabata)

  • 20s DU
  • 10s Rest

Only had a miss in 2 or 3 of the rounds. Racked up 280 dubs, which is a 40 rep PR.

No BS Bench

Bench Press

  • 10×45#
  • 5×95#
  • 5×135#
  • 5×175#
  • 4x5x205#
  • Max @ 195# – 15 reps

Week 4 so it was time to retest the max rep set. My max reps were 10 in week 1, so that’s a 50% increase! Was not expecting such a jump, especially after a metcon that was rough on the shoulders. I’m excited to see what my 1RM is after the 9 weeks. All of the working sets felt solid.

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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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