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MON 10.19.15

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Anastasiya & Amanda

Anastasiya & Amanda

Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

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

B. “Annie” [15 Minute Time Cap]
Double Unders
AbMat Situps

Post max load and reps for Squat and time to complete WOD. Ex: 330# 7 reps, 9:50 Rx

And coming tomorrow...

“Champion Test”

The workout is an AMRAP (As Many Reps as Possible) in 2 rounds of 6 movements each with an equal 60 seconds of work to rest ratio.

Deadlift (m = 75/115/155, w = 55/75/100)
1 minute rest
Box Jump Overs (m = 20/24/30”, w = 12/20/24”)
1 minute rest
Hang Power Cleans
1 minute rest
Muscle Ups*
1 minute rest
1 minute rest
Row for Calories
1 minute rest

Repeat for round 2

Weights and heights are designated (L1/L2/L3). *L2 Box dips straight legs / L1 Box dips bent knees.

At the sound of 3, 2, 1 Go the athlete will perform as many Reps as possible of deadlifts in 60 seconds followed by 60 seconds of rest. When the clock hits 2 minutes the athlete will perform as many reps of Box Jump Overs in 60 seconds followed by 60 seconds of rest…and the pattern continues through 2 complete rounds. The workout is over when the clock hits 23 minutes. Overall there is 12 minutes of work time and 11 minutes of rest built into the workout.

**Click here to see WOD description:
"Champion Test" WOD Description and Standards

Post total reps completed in 2 rounds of the AMRAP. Ex: 204 L3.

THURS 03.13.14

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Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Kelly
1:45p: College CrossFit- Kelly
4p: Open Gym- Jason
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Jason
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Cassie
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Cassie
8p: Open Gym- Cassie **80s Theme Night**

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Skill Work on Rowing: Partner up and alternate each movement
200m armless row (straight arms)
200m legless row (straight legs)
200m (1 second pull + 3 second hold at end of pull)
200m Strapless Row (feet out of anchor straps).
200m Row

B. Partner WOD: In 10 minutes
Row for meters
Partner overhead barbell hold (45/35)
**Partners may switch positions as often as needed to keep barbell overhead. Once partner is off rowing machine, barbell may drop from overhead to exchange. If barbell drops below head or rests on head, while partner is still rowing, partner must stop rowing and there is a 5 burpee penalty for person holding barbell before rowing next.

REST 3 minutes

1 minute as many as possible:
Partner Front Squats (45/35)
**Each partner holding an end of the barbell. Partners facing each other. All squats count toward total reps as long as both partners are holding barbell in hands only, centered at chest level. No resting on shoulder.

REST 1 minute

2 minutes as many as possible:
Burpee Plate Hops
**One 45# plate per team. Must come to full knee and hip extension on top of plate. May step up or hop on plate. Both partners may be working at the same time.

Post total meters, front squat reps, and burpees to the board.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Barbell Complex: In 15 minutes work up to a heavy complex of
1 Power Clean
1 Hang Squat Clean
3 Front Squats.
Barbell should not be dropped through complex.

B. For Time Rep Rounds of:
Hang Squat Cleans (@ 65% Part A.)
Hand Release Pushups
Double Unders (x2 Singles)

FRI 06.13.13 Food as Fuel recap

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Food as Fuel recap

We had a great showing for last night's Food as Fuel session. The basis of the paleo diet: eat meat & vegetables, nuts & seeds, little starch, some fruit and no sugar.
After you master those basics, I shared my TOP 6 NUTRITION RULES TO REACH YOUR GOALS:
1. Drink more water.
2. Drink less booze. When you do drink booze, stick to red wine or clear liquor mixed with with club soda or water. Sawwwwwy beer snobs. DISCLAIMER: alcohol is still broken down as sugar in your body. And it's a neurotoxin, so if you wonder why you're so depressed/anxious/ADD after a bender of a weekend, MAYBE it's the booze (But maybe it's also all the $ you spent. I digress).
3. Sleep 8 hours in a cool, dark room. If you have trouble with this, try winding down earlier, turn off the TV/computer/smartphone, turn down the lights and try a natural supplement that includes magnesium sulfate, melatonin, zinc and/or GABA... different stuff works for everyone.
4. Eat breakfast. It doesn't have to be "breakfast food." I often eat dinner for breakfast. Eff all that breakfast for dinner noise. Unless it's bacon. Bacon goes with every meal.
5. Then throw in a few supplements: fish oil, vitamin D3, probiotics & digestive enzymes.
6. Post-workout is NOT the time to skimp on calories. Get some protein into your system within 45 minutes... preferably a high quality supplement like SFH.

Rowing class is taking the summer off

We're gonna give Uran a few months off to make way for you guys to take advantage of our Tuesday Ninja Training & Gymnastics classes. But we have a super fun rowing event in the works for the fall, so stay tuned for details!


Join the Instructor Training Program students for a free park WOD in the Active Oval at Piedmont Park on Sunday morning.

Matt C won these abdominal muscles in last year's Summer Challenge. You could be CFM's next abtastic member. Register by Monday & you also get an awesome new CFM shirt!

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Deadlift: 3-3-3+
B. 10 min goat work
C. Grace:
30 clean & jerks for time 135/95#

And coming tomorrow...TEAM WORKOUT

Team Chipper:
20 hands-behind-head abmat sit ups (strict: don't swing arms for momentum)
20 supermans
20 air squats
20 double unders (sub 20 burpees)
20 kettlebell swings 53/35
20 pull ups
20 hand-release push ups (MODIFY WITH BAND ON HIPS)
20 mountain climbers
20 walking lunge steps
200m row
Teammate 1 starts at station 1. Teammate 2 goes to station 1 once teammate 1 moves on to station 2. Teammate 3 goes to station 1 once teammate 3 moves to station 2 and teammate 1 moves to station 3. Teammate 4 moves to station 1 once teammate 3 moves to station 2 and teammate 2 moves to station 3 and teammate 1 moves to station 4. Athletes cannot advance stations until station in front is clear.

05.30.13 Be a great training partner!

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Are you a good training partner?

Have you ever thought about what kind of energy you bring to your CrossFit class? Are you friendly & positive or grumpy & negative? Have you ever considered that the attitude you bring to class could bring your classmates down?
I never thought about it myself until I read an article in the Performance Menu a little over a year ago. I was training for the CrossFit Games competition season with a group of eight other girls at CFNA, and we found ourselves over-trained and grumpy. Our lives had been turned upside down by the training volume of preparing for competition, and some of us wondered if it was worth the sacrifice. We found ourselves commiserating and complaining about our coach, our achy muscles, our non-existent social lives, etc.
The article I read encouraged athletes to consider what kind of energy you bring to a training session. It inspired me to turn my attitude around rather than contribute to the dark cloud of perma-PMS which had recently settled over our women's team training sessions.
I write about this now because I'm constantly impressed with the cheerful, hard-working crew we typically have at CFM. Many days, I find myself stressed out while doing office work, only to be reinvigorated when your smiling faces walk into the box.
But on a few rare occasions, I hear some CLASS GRUMPS bringing the energy down.
PLEASE! Come to the box to blow off steam. This is great stress relief!
BUT PLEASE! Do your best to leave those outside problems at the door. Channel all the positive energy you've got into making this the best hour of your day. Work hard, and pat yourself on the back for getting to the gym at all today. Be a great training partner. Respect your classmates' right to learn and work in a positive environment. Don't bring the CFMojo down!

Bring-A-Friend Days are this Thurs, Fri & Sat. PLEASE RSVP!

Invite your peeps to the box this Thursday through Saturday (5/30, 5/31 & 6/1) for a workout in any class! Bring a friend to any class... just have them email us in advance to RSVP.
Dan takes on Drunk Murph on Monday.

Yoga is today at 12n.

Rowing is tonight at 7p.

Here's the workout
A. 5 x 750m at 2k split minus 6 seconds, rest 1:45 between piece,
B. 5 x 100m at 2k split minus 10 seconds, rest 1:00 between each piece

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Deadlift: 5-5-5+. Three sets, ending with a burnout set. Use same weight all three sets. Adjust weight from 05.21 workout.
B. Ace of Baseline: DOUBLE BASELINE for time* -
500m row*
40 squats
30 situps
20 push ups
10 pull ups
500m row*
40 squats
30 situps
20 push ups
10 pull ups

*Depending on rowing & regular class sizes tomorrow at 7pm, THE REGULAR 7PM CLASS WILL HAVE AN OPTION TO RUN OR ROW FOR PART B.

And coming tomorrow... BRING-A-FRIEND THURSDAY!

A. Back squat: 5-5-5+
As many rounds & reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
10 partner wall balls*
10 burpee leap frogs

*Ball doesn't touch the ground on partner wall balls... one partner squats & throws it to target between two partners, other partner catches, squats and throws back up to target between partners, original partner catches and squats... etc

Guests are welcome to join us on Thursday, Friday & Saturday this week, if they reserve a spot in class by emailing us. Our CFM community looks forward to seeing you!

WED 05.21.13 Increasing your rowing intensity

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Increasing Your Rowing Intensity

by Rowing instructor & ITPer Uran
If you’ve been coming to rowing class or just checking out the programming, you may have noticed a trend. We did a 2k time trial on May 1st, and the past couple weeks’ workouts have been based on your average 2k split time, or the time it takes to row 500m. The focus this month is on increasing our rowing intensity.
Even if you have no interest in rowing specifically, it's still built into some of the CrossFit programming. Whether during the warm-up or “Jackie” (or in tomorrow's 1k time trial during the regular class WOD), good technique goes a long way, and it never hurts to be faster, particularly if being on the erg makes you cringe!
Once you’ve established safe rowing technique, you can start to work on rowing more efficiently by applying more power and slowing the recovery. On the drive back from the starting position, increase your power by engaging the legs at the start. Only when the legs are almost completely extended should you open the hips and follow through with the arms. On the recovery, do that in reverse, but take your time. You’re not doing yourself any favors by rushing back up for another pull. Remember that it’s called recovery for a reason, and a good rule of thumb is the recovery period should be twice as long as the stroke. Here's what that looks like:

Rowing class tonight at 7p!

Here's the workout: 1 x 6 min at 2k split time
2 x 5 min at 2k split minus 1 sec
3 x 4 min at 2k split minus 2 sec
2 x 3 min at 2k split minus 3 sec
1 x 2 min at 2k split minus 4 sec

Rest 1:30 between each segment.

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Bench Press: 5-5-5+
B. As many rounds & reps as possible in 15 minutes of:
5 situps
6 box jumps 30/24
7 kb swings 53/35

And coming tomorrow...

A. Max ring rows: 3 sets max reps ring rows or supine ring pull ups. Rest 5 min between sets.
B. Double unders: 10 min double under skill work OR
Advanced athletes attempt OPT's "FLIGHT SIMULATOR":
5 unbroken double unders
10 unbroken double unders
15 unbroken double unders
20 unbroken double unders
25 unbroken double unders
30 unbroken double unders
35 unbroken double unders
40 unbroken double unders
45 unbroken double unders
50 unbroken double unders
45 unbroken double unders
40 unbroken double unders
35 unbroken double unders
30 unbroken double unders
25 unbroken double unders
20 unbroken double unders
15 unbroken double unders
10 unbroken double unders
5 unbroken double unders

You MUST stop in between sets (the rope must stop).
Once you miss at one level three times in a row, work back down the ladder.

C. Rowing time trial: 1k row for time (LEADERBOARD WOD!)