Hips Don’t Lie

IMG_5968It has to be the running that is making my hips feel like they are. Could probably use some stretching. They don’t hurt or anything bad, but definitely something new. HRV dropped into the orange again this morning from the combination of that tough workout yesterday morning and the evening run. Wednesday isn’t typically very intense though, so I should recover. I’ve dropped 4 pounds in 4 days after getting back to eating the Paleo meals. Feeling better already.

Run Every Day

Got up and went 1.71 miles in 16:23. 10 days in to this June running experiment. I still don’t enjoy it.

Got to Intuition after 6 for the Wednesday night session. Warmed up with Crossover Symmetry Activation and a 1,000m Row. Didn’t feel the hips as the day went on. Maybe it’s mostly a morning thing.

No B.S. Bench Press – Cycle 2 Week 7

  • 10×45#
  • 5×135#
  • 5×185#
  • 5×215#
  • 3x5x230# (PR)
  • AMRAP 205# – 13 reps

Used a very short pause on the first three sets. I went 5# over the recommendation for the working sets as I did in the first cycle as well. So that’s a PR set three times and then I beat my AMRAP set by a rep as well. Got ugly on the final 2 reps of the working set, but made it.

Power Snatch + Squat Snatch

  • 20kg
  • 40kg
  • 60kg
  • 70kg
  • 75kg
  • 80kg
  • 83kg
  • 85kg

Got a little mental on the squat snatch with 85. I hit my right knee on the way up and then was up on my left toe, but had the bar locked in place solid so was able to hold on. The most I’d done for a squat double was 80 before hitting that. All of the power reps felt really solid. Hopefully can put up a nice PR next Saturday.


  • 3x70kg
  • 2x80kg

I haven’t hit heavy OHS in well over a year, so figured I’d try. Each time I do this, I can’t keep it stable and start to feel it in my low back. Same fucking thing today. I’ll have to take a video or have somebody watch me next time. So after missing the 3rd rep with 80 I shut that down; no need to hurt my back.

10:00 EMOM

  • 2 Power Clean & Push Jerks (205#)

Class had 8 minutes of 2 programmed today, with increasing weight. Those are always fun and it’s been awhile since I’ve done something like that. After the OHS fail, I saw a loaded bar already out, so decided to hit it. After 8 I said fuck it and made it 10 rounds. I wasn’t standing up any of the cleans, right into the push jerk without a re-dip, so I guess they were what Catalyst might call Power Clean Jerks (no “&” in there). I actually thought I was using 195# for some reason and noticed it was 10# more when putting everything away. Bonus!



  • Sit-up
  • Russian Twist (53#)

Jumped in with the class on this. Went unbroken in 4:45. The round of 30 twists sucked balls!

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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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