Monday, 04/18/11

Okay team...time to pay tribute to a hero.  "Hammer" was the First Sergeant for a friend's company when their vehicle was struck.  My friend pulled through okay and 1SG Bordelon paid the ultimate price for our freedom.  Let's get after it honor of "Hammer" and make him proud.

Five rounds, each for time, of:
135 pound Power clean, 5 reps
135 pound Front squat, 10 reps
135 pound Jerk, 5 reps
20 Pull-ups
Rest 90 seconds
Post time of each round to comments.

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U.S. Army First Sergeant Michael "Hammer" Bordelon, 37, of Morgan City, Louisiana, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), based out of Fort Lewis, Washington, died on May 10, 2005, from injuries sustained when a car bomb exploded near him in Mosul, Iraq on April 23, 2005.
He is survived by his wife Mila; children Mike Jr., Jacob, and Johanna; mother Dolores; and sister Doreen Scioneaux.


JWM said...

1:37, 2:13, 2:55, 3:03, 2:58
all rounds were at 95 lbs

Wow...that was a grip smoker!

The toll on the grip prior to the pull-ups make the pull-ups a real smoker!

Really small group this morning but good to see people getting after it.

Adam said...

3:23, 5:15, 4:30, 4:00, 4:40

Rounds 1 and 2 at 95#, then scaled down to 75# for remainder.

Wow, tough one this morning.

SG said...

Scaled the workout to 95 lbs.

24:53 total time

1:58, 2:28, 3:01, 3:10, 5:16

Great Monday WOD!

Pauly D said...

26:24 minutes total time as Rx'd.

P/U's included some bands, some jumping, and some pauly d special kipping.

Great wod! Now we're on the path to 70's big.

What do I eat to get 70's big?

Anything that has a face and can run/swim/fly away from you. Anything that comes from such animals. Pretty much anything that grew in the ground, on a vine, or in a tree. Use some common sense, but select the most caloric dense items you can find.

Anonymous said...

16:28, scaled to 95lbs.

That was a grip strength test. Huge kudos to those who did this one as Rx'd. I feel small and weak by comparison.

Nick B said...

26:18 as Rxd-
awesome WOD
tore up the hands (love it!) on pull ups! good crew pushing eachother this morning- interesting start to the week!

ErinM said...

3:30, 3:30, 3:15, 2:49, 2:49

Still one-arming the WODs (good news, though: I climbed on Saturday and didn't hurt the elbow!).

30 lb. dumbbell for cleans and for jerks. 65 lb back squat instead of front squat. 1 arm band-assisted jumping pull-ups.

10 said...

30ish. Really slow this AM but used 115#. Forced myself not to go to bands for the pullups so that took a bunch of extra time. Great start to the week. Love the way programming has been lately. Keep ramping it up.

Kingsley said...

2:32, 1:51, 1:58, 2:10, 2:13 as Rxed with weight.

It's been a long time since I have had to use a band, but I had to use the blue band to complete my last round of PUs.

That workut was a grip smoker!!

Matt said...



Rounds 1&2 Rx'd, Rounds 3-5 115lbs.

2:12, 3:48, 3:59, 4:00, 3:51

jswobe said...

I'm going to echo Aloha Matt's sentiments:

Ouch! I underestimated this one.

1: 2:58 (@135)
2: 3:40 (@135)
3: 4:58 (@115) *the decline
4: 4:45 (@115) *the surge
5: 5:09 (@115) *the crash

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

baby huey said...


Had to band prob 40% with blue band

baby huey said...

As rx

Anonymous said...

Totally forgot about the 90 second break in between sets. That would have been nice...

Kingsley said...

The 90 second break was key. It definitely allowed me to catch my break between each round.

Tex said...

1:52, 2:20, 1:59, 2:22, 2:14
all pc and fs with 70lbs dumbbell (rh only) round 4 jerk w/60, round 5 jerk with 35. Jumping one-arm pullups for all.

Joe said...

1:21, 1:57, 2:48, 3:29, 3:32 total of 19:09
@95# super tough. Always fear and never underestimate a crossfit workout!!