Weights at Last

6 rounds for time: 
10 Dumbbell Squat Snatches (36 lbs)
5 Manmakers

Score: 18:43

First time in over 2 months I have finally had access to weights. Man makers is a go to movement for me, and I personally love Dumbbell squat snatches so it seemed like a solid workout.

Big mistake. This workout was painful and slow. Had break the DB snatches in half after the first round and all of the man makers were singles.

My focus was quick transitions and 5 second breaks between each reps. The weights felt heavier then I remembered but it was nice to pick something up from the ground.

I’m definitely going to be sore and I welcome it.

Hotel Hell

For time:

100 Dumbbell hang clean thrusters (x 25lbs) at the top of each minute do 5 burpees.

Score: 13:45 RX

No better workout comes to mind with limited equipment and time. All you need is a set of dumbells and some determination to finish. Hotel hell is simple but painful. Start with 5 burpees and complete as many hang clean thrusters in one minute.

My strategy was simple, I wanted to be done in under 14 minutes so I did 2 sets of 8 and 12 sets of 7 HCT. This had me on my back at the end of the workout but it was deffinilty manageable. I was able to rest 20-15 seconds per round which was enough to keep me going until the end.

Now off to explore Minsk!

Lock it Out

Workout #3 of the 2019 CrossFit Open introduced a new movement; strict handstand push-ups. I’m normally thrilled to have a gymnastics movement in the mix but these are my least favorite.

Let’s break down this workout, Dumbbell overhead walking lunges are just awkward and slow, I switched arms every 25ft which kept me moving.
Dumbbell box step ups were not horrible besides the first 10, transitioning from the lungs to a weighted step-up was painful at first but my legs came around.

It was all about finishing the lunges and step ups as fast as I could to give myself as much time as possible on the wall. I completed 20 HSPU in 3:45 with several no reps. To be honest it was the goal I set in my head before starting the workout. looking back at my form, I could have moved my hands 3 inches off the wall, this would have prevented me from falling off as much as I did. Guess I will need to rest the workout another time.

For Time:
200ft. Dumbbell Overhead Walking Lunge (50/35lbs)
50 Dumbbell Box Step-ups (50/35lbs)
50 Strict Handstand Push-ups
200 ft. Handstand Walk

10 minute cap. If not completed, record total reps.

Score: 110
Tie break 6:15