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FRI 08.22.14 Quarterly Progress Checks

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All happy faces on the 1st  leg of a 400m double medball carry.

All happy faces on the 1st leg of a 400m double medball carry.

Today's schedule

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

Postactivation Potentiation (PAP)

A Brief Review: by Roxanne Horwath and Len Kravitz, Ph.D
The underlying principle surrounding PAP is that prior heavy loading induces a high degree of central nervous system stimulation, resulting in greater motor unit recruitment and force, which can last from five-to-thirty minutes. The PAP phenomenon can potentially maximize performance of explosive based activities such as weightlifting, sprinting, jumping and throwing activities... (read more here).

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Thruster Complex: In 10 minutes work up to a heavy complex:
1 Squat Clean Thruster (“Cluster”)
2 Thrusters

B. Fran
21-15-9
Thrusters (95/65)
Pullups

Post load of complex and time to complete WOD. Ex: 155#, 4:15 Rx

And coming Saturday...

Partner Benchmark WOD: Kelly
Five rounds for time of:
Run 400 meters
30 Box jump, 24"/20" (Step downs only)
30 Wall ball shots, 20#/14# to 10'

For box jumps & wall balls, one person is working at a time. Partners must complete each 400m run together. Box jumps & wall balls cannot start until all team members are inside from each run.

Post time to complete WOD Ex. 22:55

THUR 08.21.14 Quarterly Progress Checks

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Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day

A. Strict Pullups: 1 set of max reps

B. Bodyweight Barbell Strength WOD:
500m Row
30 BW Back Squat
20 BW Deadlift

Post max reps for pullups and time to complete WOD: 18, 10:54 Rx (205#)

And coming tomorrow...

A. Thruster Complex: In 10 minutes work up to a heavy complex:
1 Squat Clean Thruster (“Cluster”)
2 Thrusters

B. Fran
21-15-9
Thrusters (95/65)
Pullups

Post load of complex and time to complete WOD. Ex: 155#, 4:15 Rx

WED 08.20.14 Quarterly Progress Checks

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Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

Gymnastics/Skill Benchmark WOD:
5 Rounds
7 Handstand Pushups
14 Pistols
21 Double unders

Post time to finish. Ex: 8:15 Rx

And coming tomorrow...

A. Strict Pullups: 1 set of max reps

B. Bodyweight Barbell Strength WOD:
500m Row
30 BW Back Squat
20 BW Deadlift

Post max reps for pullups and time to complete WOD: 18, 10:54 Rx (205#)

TUES 08.19.14 Quarterly Progress Checks

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Ellen demoing the Front Squat for the 7pm

Ellen demoing the Front Squat for the 7pm

Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Olympic Total: 1 rep max Snatch followed by 1 rep max Clean & Jerk

B. 1 Minute Max Cals Airdyne

Post max load for Snatch and C&J and total cal. Ex: 185#, 275#, 32

And coming tomorrow...

Gymnastics/Skill Benchmark WOD:
5 Rounds
7 Handstand Pushups
14 Pistols
21 Double unders

Post time to finish. Ex: 8:15 Rx

MON 08.18.14 Quarterly Progress Checks

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Double Trouble Competition on Saturday. Sarah, Kelly, and Christine.

Double Trouble Competition on Saturday. Sarah, Kelly, and Christine.

Quarterly Progress Checks

This week 8/18-8/23 is the quarterly progress checks where we retest from May 2014. There will be benchmark WODs and lifts every day. This Saturday, August 23rd will also be our CFM Gamenight at Ormsby's (see whiteboard for details).

Is this your first Quarterly Check-In Week?

Here's what's about to go down...
1. Retest your baseline! For your first workout of the week, you'll retest your Baseline. You also have the option to retest your Baseline WOD on Sunday at Open Gym on 8/24 from 1-2pm with Coach Dyer OR on Saturday, 8/23 with Coach Mike from 12-1pm (Make up day Open Gym). During the week, you can make up a day or test your Baseline at Open Gym times 8am, 4pm, and 8pm.
2. Goal-Setting & reflection: At the beginning of class on Wed & Fri, we'll take 5 minutes to reflect on our progress over the last three months and set some goals for the next quarter. If you prefer to spend more time on goal-setting, join Mike this Wednesday evening, Aug 20th from 8-830pm for a goal-setting workshop. We'll take some time to visualize what we want our future to be like, then set smaller, action steps to achieve our longer-term goals.
3. Record your results! If you haven't been doing it already, now is the time to start tracking your progress in the gym. You could use a spreadsheet. Or Google Docs, or old school with a journal/composition notebook. We have journals available at the ProShop too!
4. Saturday afternoon will be Make-Up Day Open Gym 12-1pm.Coach Kelly will be doing a Team WOD on Saturday in each of the three classes, 9, 10 and 11am and after during Open GYm you'll have the chance to make up a workout you missed earlier in the week.

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Kelly
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. Baseline:
500m Row
40 Air Squats
30 Situps
20 Hand release pushups
10 Pullups

B. Overhead Squat: 3 sets of 4 at 70% of 1 rep max. Rest 3 minutes between sets
Accrue 3 minutes L-sit hold on rings or parallettes.

Post time for Baseline and load for OHS. Ex: 5:52 Rx, 155#.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Olympic Total: 1 rep max Snatch followed by 1 rep max Clean & Jerk

B. 1 Minute Max Cals Airdyne

Post max load for Snatch and C&J and total cal. Ex: 185#, 275#, 32

FRI 08.15.14

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Partner WOD on Tech Campus. Coach Kelly leading the warmup.

Partner WOD on Tech Campus. Coach Kelly leading the warmup.

Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Front Squat: 4 sets 4 workups. Rest 3 minutes between sets.

B. 4 Rounds for Time [16 minute time cap] 250m Row
15 Situps w/ Medball (20/14)
15 Wallball shots 10ft (20/14)

Post final load for front squat and time to complete WOD. Ex: 275#, 9:15 Rx

And coming Saturday...

Partner Chipper WOD "Keepin' it up"
45 Push Press (45/35) Top-to-Top**
3x 100m Medball Carry (20/14)
20 Tire Flips
45 Box Jumps (24/20)
20 Wallball Shots (20/14) 10ft
3x 100m Sprints
45 Thrusters (45/35) Top-to-Top**

**For the entire workout the empty barbell must be held overhead. For push press and thrusters the barbell will descend to the bottom position but must immediately return to overhead (the movement starts and ends at the top). 10 jumping jack penalty per person any time the barbell is lowered (or is resting) below overhead. All reps team totals.

Post time for partners to complete WOD Ex. 12:55 Rx

THUR 08.14.14

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School of Kipping

School of Kipping

Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day

A. Bench Press: 3 sets of 5 reps. Worksets at the same weight. Max Reps in the final set.

B. 7 Rounds For Time [Time cap 16 minutes]
7 Hang Power Snatch (m = 75:95 / w = 55:65)
7 Air Squats
**Every minute on the minute 5 Burpees

Post load for complex and time to complete rounds. Ex: 205#, 8:50 Rx

And coming tomorrow...

A. Front Squat: 4 sets 4 workups. Rest 3 minutes between sets.

B. 4 Rounds for Time [16 minute time cap] 250m Row
15 Situps w/ Medball (20/14)
15 Wallball shots 10ft (20/14)

Post final load for front squat and time to complete WOD. Ex: 275#, 9:15 Rx