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WED 09.24.14

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Alison  on Deadlift

Alison setting up for Deadlift

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- Kelly
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Kelly
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8p: Open Gym- Michael

CrossFit Journal: The Forgotten Part of the Deadlift By John Zimmer. The lift doesn't stop when the bar is at the top. CrossFit prides itself on its training methods having athletic transferability, and learning how to properly set down a heavy weight has far more practical application than dropping it from the waist....(click here to read more).

Workout of the Day (WOD)


A. Deadlift: In 16 minutes work up 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

And coming tomorrow...Bring-A-Friend Day!!


Partner WOD:
OPEN: 1200m Row
3 Rounds
21 Rings Rows
35 KB Goblet Squats
CLOSE: 1200m Row

Rounds and reps are team totals. One person working at a time.

Post load for Kettlebell and time to complete WOD. Ex 24kg, 15:48

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