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TUES 09.23.14

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Amanda coming back in from a run.

Amanda coming back in from a run.

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
8a: Open Gym- Jason
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Kelly
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Richard
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Amanda
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Kelly
8p: Open Gym- Kelly

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Strict Handstand Pushups (HSPU): 2 sets of Max Reps. Rest 3 minutes between sets.
Scale 2 sets of Max Reps Shoulder Press (85% 1 rep max)

B. 4 Rounds for Time [20 minute time cap]:
12 Handstand Pushups**
400m Run

**Scale to Shoulder-to-overhead (115/85)

Post reps from each set of HSPU and time to complete WOD. Ex: 16-12. 13:07 Rx.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Deadlift: In 16 minutes workout to a 5 rep max.

B. 4 Rounds For Time:
25 seconds L-sit Hold (rings/parallette)
20 Overhead Plate Backward Lunge Steps (45/35)
15 Supermans

Post load for Deadlift and time to complete WOD. Ex: 405#, 11:04 Rx

MON 09.22.14

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Sometimes the WOD looks easy on paper

Sometimes the WOD looks easy on paper

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Kelly
7p: **YOGA Rescheduled for Saturdays at 12pm**
8p: Open Gym- Kelly

CrossFit Journal: Metabolic Conditioning. "Though aerobic exercise is widely recognized as being the ideal vehicle for fat loss, recent studies have shown that anaerobic exercise is a vastly superior protocol for fat burning..."(click here to read more).

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Back Squat: 3 sets of 5. Worksets. Max reps on final set. Rest 3 minutes between sets.

B. 10 minutes AMRAP
10 Burpees
6 1-Arm Kettlebell Snatch (alt) (24/16kg)
2 Muscle Ups**

**Scale 1:1 Chest-to-bar (C2B) Pullups

Post load and reps for Squat and total reps from AMRAP Ex: 285#, 7 reps, 92 C2B.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Strict Handstand Pushups (HSPU): 2 sets of Max Reps. Rest 3 minutes between sets.
Scale 2 sets of Max Reps Shoulder Press (85% 1 rep max)

B. 4 Rounds for Time [20 minute time cap]:
12 Handstand Pushups**
400m Run

**Scale to Shoulder-to-overhead (115/85)

Post reps from each set of HSPU and time to complete WOD. Ex: 16-12. 13:07 Rx.

FRI 09.19.14

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Jin working on jerk.

Jin finishing Clean & Jerk.

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Mike
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Mike
8a: Open Gym- Mike
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Kelly
4p: All Levels CrossFit- Mike
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Mike
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Mike

Gym Rule: You've got to be able to do 3 strict pullups before kipping.
10 Tools for Getting Better at Pull-Ups. BreakingMuscle.com

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Clean & Jerk: In 10 minutes work up to a heavy single (not a max) Clean & Jerk

B. 5 Rounds For Time [16 minute time cap]:
7 Chest to bar pullups
7 Push Jerk (135/95)
7 Burpees

Post load for C&J and time to complete WOD Ex: 245#, 8:10 Rx.

And coming Saturday...

4 Rounds For Time
20 Situps
200m Row
10 Box Jump Overs (24/20”)
200m Run
20m Mini Sled Push (50/25)

Each round movements may be completed in any order. Once you start on a movement all reps for that movement must be finished before moving on to the next.

Sunday WOD:

Partner "Cindy"
20 minutes as many rounds as possible (AMRAP)
5 Pullups
10 Pushups
15 Air Squats
Class Times: 10a class, 11a open gym

THUR 09.18.14

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Happy Box Jumps. Bob Ross Style.

Happy Box Jumps

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Amanda
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Amanda
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Kelly
4p: Open Gym- Jason
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Jason
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
8p: Open Gym- Casey

Tips for preparing for Front Squats. Front Squatting: Mobility.

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Front Squat: In 16 minutes work up to a 3 rep max

B. 12 minutes As many rounds as possible (AMRAP):
15 Cal Row
20 Kettlebell swings (24/16kg)
25 Situps w/ Medball (20/14)
30 Wallball shots 10ft (20/14)

Post load for Front Squat and total reps completed in AMRAP (90 reps / round). Ex 285#, 285.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Clean & Jerk: In 10 minutes work up to a heavy single (not a max) Clean & Jerk

B. 5 Rounds For Time [16 minute time cap]:
7 Chest to bar pullups
7 Push Jerk (135/95)
7 Burpees

Post load for C&J and time to complete WOD Ex: 245#, 8:10 Rx.

WED 09.17.14

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Cary and Ernesto matching kettlebell swings rep for rep.

Cary and Ernesto matching kettlebell swings rep for rep.

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
4p: Open Gym- Kelly
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Kelly
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Kelly
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8p: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Every minute on the minute (EMOM) for 10 minutes:
1 Hang Squat Snatch

B. 9 Rounds For Time [12 minute time cap]:
4 Hang Squat Snatch (m = 75:95 / w = 55:65)
6 Toes to bar

Post load for Snatch and time to complete WOD. Ex: 155#, 10:29 Rx

And coming tomorrow...

A. Front Squat: In 16 minutes work up to a 3 rep max

B. 12 minutes As many rounds as possible (AMRAP):
15 Cal Row
20 Kettlebell swings (24/16kg)
25 Situps w/ Medball (20/14)
30 Wallball shots 10ft (20/14)

Post load for Front Squat and total reps completed in AMRAP (90 reps / round). Ex 285#, 285.

TUES 09.16.14

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Clare working on her overhead squat with Coach Casey

Clare working on her overhead squat with Coach Casey

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
8a: Open Gym- Jason
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Kelly
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Amanda
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Kelly
8p: Open Gym- Kelly

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. 6 Rounds For Time:
200m Run
7 Deadlift (m = 205:255 / w = 135:170)
Rest 1 minute b/t rounds

B. Cash Out:
100 Double Unders or 300 Singles
20 Candlestick Holds to straddle stretch
Accrue 1 minute in L-sit ring support hold

Post time to complete WOD. Ex: 17:30 Rx.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Every minute on the minute (EMOM) for 10 minutes:
1 Hang Squat Snatch

B. 9 Rounds For Time [12 minute time cap]:
4 Hang Squat Snatch (m = 75:95 / w = 55:65)
6 Toes to bar

Post load for Snatch and time to complete WOD. Ex: 155#, 10:29 Rx

MON 09.15.14

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Post WOD sit down cool down.

Post WOD sit down cool down.

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Kelly
7p: YOGA - Monica
8p: Open Gym- Kelly

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Push Press: 5 sets of 5. 1 set every 3 minutes on the minute (E3MOM) working up to a heavy set of 5.

B. Every minute on the minute (EMOM) for 14 minutes:
ODD:
Guys: 9 pushups + Max Cal Row
Gals: 6 pushups + Max Cal Row
EVEN: Rest

Post load for Push Press and total Cal from Row Ex: 195#, 92.

And coming tomorrow...

A. 6 Rounds For Time:
200m Run
7 Deadlift (m = 205:255 / w = 135:170)
Rest 1 minute b/t rounds

B. Cash Out:
100 Double Unders or 300 Singles
20 Candlestick Holds to straddle stretch
Accrue 1 minute in L-sit ring support hold

Post time to complete WOD. Ex: 17:30 Rx.