Athlete Rankings: Diane

July 7, 2009 6:00 AM

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21-15-9 of Deadlift and Handstand Pushups is a quick way to separate the elite, the average, and the bad.

The average time for the men is 5:13, but Mike Giardina crushes it with 2:18. Omar "Bionic" Torres has a 2:29, while James "OPT" FitzGerald rounds it out with a 2:35.

Many of the female competitors did not report a time for Diane, so it is a little harder to judge. However, Gillian Mounsey rips through this category with 2:17. This is almost one minute faster than Kim Malz at 3:11.

Diane Rankings - [Male] [Female]

15 comments on this entry.

1. Alfie wrote...

July 7, 2009 6:28 AM

I'm very impressed with the over 200 pound men who are able to do this in under 4 minutes. Gillian is my favorite to win the games this year for the women.

2. Sean Provost wrote...

July 7, 2009 6:43 AM

3. TG_Philly wrote...

July 7, 2009 7:50 AM

I wonder why there's so much more variation for this workout than others.

4. greg lobotsky wrote...

July 7, 2009 7:53 AM

there's probably so much variation because of the HSPUs. i've got those same board shorts mike.. i look better in them

5. Jelli wrote...

July 7, 2009 8:55 AM

GO MIKE G!!!!!! You really know how to make me feel good about my Diane time. LOL

6. Mac wrote...

July 7, 2009 9:00 AM

Way to go Gillian and Kim! Two gymnasts rocking what I have always thought of as the best test of fitness in CrossFit amongst the "benchmark" WOD's.

Mike G, you're an incredible athlete, looking forward to watching all of you later this week.


7. Gillian wrote...

July 7, 2009 9:03 AM

Kim you rocked it. Maybe we'll get lucky and see HSPU's at the games. Can't wait to see you!

8. George wrote...

July 7, 2009 9:22 AM

I have a feeling they are saving the profile of last years winner for the final day before the event.

9. dan wrote...

July 7, 2009 9:39 AM (wfs)
AFT does diane in 1:49

why isn't AFT competing?

10. Clinton wrote...

July 7, 2009 10:48 AM

I saw a comment somewhere and it made me think. I realize that these "benchmark" workouts are for comparison purposes, but, to get the full benefit (on an individual level) of maintaining power output over time, shouldn't there be an "expected time" (range) for each workout. For example, if I could do a two-minute Fran, shouldn't I up the weight to make the workout last longer? I would likely have the same, or possibly even greater, power output over a longer period of time, which is supposed to be more beneficial, correct? I realize from a competitive standpoint that normalizing the workout across the board is the best strategy, but I would be more interested in the individual benefit. Personally, I like the prospect of improved fitness over the competitive aspect of Crossfit, which I know is not universal, as Ricky Frausto mentioned after doing Tillman in one of the videos.

11. JonathanT replied to comment from Clinton...

July 7, 2009 11:14 AM

"Relative intensity" is what you're talking about, although I've never heard it in the context of scaling up, only scaling workouts down. There have been a couple of articles that have come out lately discussing this (forgive me for not having the links at the moment). Ultimately, it's up to you and your coach to decide what kind of effect you want from a workout. Do you want to slog through a 15 minute Diane, or would it be better to scale down and hit that 4-5 minute range. And it could work the other way too, if Mike G feels like he wants "Diane" to last a little longer than 2:18, he can always scale up to heavy deadlifts, and maybe hspu's on paralettes. Once again, it all depends on what time domain you're trying to hit and what training effect you're going for.

12. Pat Sherwood wrote...

July 7, 2009 11:18 AM

Mike G.................solid work, bro. I'm approximately halfway through the set of 21 hspu's when you call time.

July 7, 2009 5:08 PM

Mac & Gillian~ looking forward to catching up this weekend. Great time yourself on this have been top 5 in ALL listed WOD's! Can not WAIT to see you blast through this weekend!

14. JB - CrossFit SS wrote...

July 7, 2009 6:13 PM

I can't wait to see the new aerodynamic Mike G...BEWARE

15. grambo replied to comment from dan...

July 7, 2009 11:06 PM

I read somewhere (OPT's blog I think) that him and his wife just had a child recently and he is focusing on that area of his life and decided not to compete. Could be wrong.

Either way the Diane is BEASTLY, and I think AFT weighs in the 140-150 range maybe?