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MON 06.23.14: YOGA at 7 pm Tonight

By | WOD, Yoga | 15 Comments
Eager sprinters on the 1st 100m. From "Cutoff" Saturday WOD

Eager sprinters on the 1st 100m. From "Cutoff" Saturday WOD

Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

Back Squat: 4 sets of 3 reps. Worksets all at the same weight. Max reps in final set.

B. 3 Minutes As Many Rounds As Possible (AMRAP):
10 Box Jumps (30/24”) Step downs only
10 1-arm Alternating Kettlebell Snatch (20/12kg)
1 Minute Rest. Repeat for 3 cycles. Continue next cycle at the last rep completed.

Post load and max reps for final set of Back Squat. Post total reps from 3 cycles.
Ex: 375# 4 reps, 212.


And coming tomorrow...

Weighted Ring Dips: 5 sets of 5 reps. Rest 2 minutes between sets. Max reps in final set.

For Time [18 minute Time Cap]:
500-400-300-200-100m Run
25-20-15-10-5 Toes to bar

Post load and max reps for Ring Dips. Post time for WOD. Ex: 15# 7 reps, 9:17

FRI 06.20.14

By | Partner WOD, WOD | No Comments
Team Nic & Zac. Partner WOD

Team Nic & Zac. Partner WOD

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 Squats: In 16 minutes work up to a 2 rep max.

B. 2 Rounds for Time
15 1-arm Kettlebell Front Squat (R-arm) (24/16kg)
15 Toes to bar
15 1-arm Kettlebell Front Squat (L-arm) (24/16kg)
15 GHD Situps

Post load for Front Squat and time to complete rounds. Ex: 285#, 9:45 Rx

And coming Saturday...

2 vs. 2 Team Competition: “Cutoff”

3 Matches:
8 minutes As many rounds as possible (AMRAP) of:
40 Double Unders. Scale Singles (100)
4 Burpees
100m Sprint
Clean & Jerk (135/95). As many reps as possible (AMRAP). Stop, aka “Cutoff” when opponent [a] finishes 4th Burpee.
Rest 2 minutes between matches.

Team with most Clean & Jerk in 8 minute AMRAP wins match.

THUR 06.19.14

By | Partner WOD, WOD | No Comments
Post WOD

Post WOD. Ernesto, Ducat, and David practicing one of the most important yoga poses: Shavasana

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
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: Partner WOD

A. Strict Handstand Pushups (HSPU):7 Rounds of
15 seconds work: As many strict HSPU as possible. Multiple sets permitted.
45 seconds rest

Partner WOD (30 minute time cap): 1 rower, 1 barbell, 1 pullup bar per team. Both partners working at the same time, but each partner must start each round with a 250m Row.

12 Rounds For Time (6 per person)
250m Row
15 Thrusters (45/35)
5 Pullups (Rx+ CTB Pullups)

Post total reps of HSPU and time to complete 12 rounds. Ex: 42, 18:35 Rx+.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Front Squats: In 16 minutes work up to a 2 rep max.

B. 2 Rounds for Time
15 1-arm Kettlebell Front Squat (R-arm) (24/16kg)
15 Toes to bar
15 1-arm Kettlebell Front Squat (L-arm) (24/16kg)
15 GHD Situps

Post load for Front Squat and time to complete rounds. Ex: 285#, 9:45 Rx

And coming Saturday...

2 vs. 2 Team Competition: TBA

WED 06.18.14

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The Golden Hour at Midtown.  Sarah & Jared finishing up a 200m run.

The Golden Hour at Midtown. Sarah & Jared finishing up a 200m run.

Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Power Clean: 8 minutes. Every minute on the minute 2 Power Clean. Workups.

B. 5 Rounds For Time:
3 Hang power clean (m=115:155 / w=85:100)
10 Box Jumps (24/20)
3 Hang power clean (m=115:155 / w=85:100)
10 Medball Power Slams (20/14)

Post load for Power Clean and time to complete rounds. Ex: 215#, 9:21 Rx+

And coming tomorrow... Partner WOD

A. Strict Handstand Pushups (HSPU): 7 Rounds of
15 seconds work: As many strict HSPU as possible. Multiple sets permitted.
45 seconds rest

Partner WOD (30 minute time cap): 1 rower, 1 barbell, 1 pullup bar per team. Both partners working at the same time, but each partner must start each round with a 250m Row.

12 Rounds For Time (6 per person)
250m Row
15 Thrusters (45/35)
5 Pullups (Rx+ CTB Pullups)

Post total reps of HSPU and time to complete 12 rounds. Ex: 42, 18:35 Rx+.

And coming Saturday...

2 vs. 2 Team Competition: TBA

TUES 06.17.14

By | WOD | One Comment
Team work makes dream work.

Team work makes dream work.

Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

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

B. 8 minutes as many rounds and reps as possible (AMRAP) of:
5 Wallball Shots (20/14) 10ft target
5 Sumo Deadlift High Pull (32/24kg)

Rest 1 minute. Then at minute 9:00:
500m Row for Time.

Post load for Deadlift. Post total reps completed in 8 minutes and then time for 500m Row.
Ex: 385#, 116, 1:28


And coming tomorrow...

A. Power Clean: 8 minutes. Every minute on the minute 2 Power Clean. Workups.

B. 5 Rounds For Time:
3 Hang power clean (m=115:155 / w=85:100)
10 Box Jumps (24/20)
3 Hang power clean (m=115:155 / w=85:100)
10 Medball Power Slams (20/14)

Post load for Power Clean and time to complete rounds. Ex: 215#, 9:21 Rx+

MON 06.16.14 YOGA at 7:00 pm Tonight!

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Ducat on the Double Medball carry Saturday morning. "Carry On" WOD.

Ducat on the Double Medball carry Saturday morning. "Carry On" WOD.

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Becca
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Becca
8a: Open Gym- Becca
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 Front Room- Monica
8p: Open Gym- Kelly

Workout of the Day (WOD)

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

B. 5 Rounds (12 minute time cap)
9 Shoulder to overhead (S2OH) (95/65)
200m Run
CLOSE: 100 Double unders (Scale Singles 3:1)

Post load and max reps for final set. Post time to complete WOD. If time cap reached post total reps. Each 200m run counts as 1 rep. 102 singles = 34 reps. (Max Score = 150).
Ex1: 165# 6 reps, 8:53 Rx
Ex2: 75# 9 reps, 96 (12:00) singles


And coming tomorrow...

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

B. 8 minutes as many rounds and reps as possible (AMRAP) of:
5 Wallball Shots (20/14) 10ft target
5 Sumo Deadlift High Pull (32/24kg)

Rest 1 minute. Then at minute 9:00:
500m Row for Time.

Post load for Deadlift. Post total reps completed in 8 minutes and then time for 500m Row.
Ex: 385#, 116, 1:28

FRI 06.13.14

By | WOD | No Comments

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
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

Vocabulary of the Day

Double Under (DU) & Jump Rope Terminology
Consecutive DUs: Unbroken DU after another (no singles in between). For every jump the rope spins twice under the feet.
Max Consecutive DUs: 1 set of max rep consecutive DUs. Multiple attempts allowed.

Continuous Rope DUs: 1 single + 1 DU or 2 singles + 1 DU.. etc. Rope continuously moving.
Max Continuous Rope DUs: 1 set of max DUs while rope moves continuously. Count successful DUs and only DUs. Singles completed do not count toward max reps but allow continuous rope spin.

Max Reps DUs: Total DUs in an interval (may be consecutive, continuous, or single rep DUs)

Consecutive Singles: Unbroken single jump ropes
Max consecutive singles: 1 set of max rep singles. Multiple attempts allowed.

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Chinups & Jump Rope: 3 Rounds (4 minute time limit per round)
OPEN: 1 Set of Max Rep Strict Chinups. (1 attempt)
Then in remaining time…
1 Set of Max Consecutive Jump Rope: singles, continuous rope Double Unders (DU), or DU (multiple attempts permitted)

Post total strict chinups and total of max consecutive Jump Ropes from 3 rounds.
Ex: 51/402 DUs


B. 3 Rounds As many reps as possible (AMRAP) (work 40s:rest 20s)
Toes-to-bar
Box Jumps (24”/20)
Tire flips
Burpee plate hops (45# plate)
Rest 1 minute between rounds

Post total reps completed. Ex: 152

And coming Saturday...

Partner WOD "Carry On"
Team WOD (2 groups)
5 Rounds
25m Sled Push (50/25) --OR-- 50m Sled pull (50/25)
10 Burpees
200m Object Carry**

All reps and distances are per person. As many people working at a time as sled/object carries permit.

**Each person must carry each of the following items 200m:
  • 20ft of Rope
  • Gym Floor Mat
  • Sledgehammer
  • Double Medball 2x(20/14)
  • Double Plate 2x(45/25)