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 WORKOUT OF THE DAY

MON 04.29.13 Quarterly Check-In Week!

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Quarterly Progress Checks

It's time once again to retest several workouts and check our progress over the last three months. Here's what's up this week:
1) Retest your Baseline WOD - we're doing this a little differently from past quarters. You choose the day to retest your Baseline, but if you're in the gym this week, YOU MUST RETEST IT! Do it as a warm up any of the days you come in, or do the Baseline as your workout, instead of the regular WOD, or wait until the weekend and retest it on Saturday or during Open Gym on Sunday.
2) Post your PRs! If you achieve a new Personal Record this week, PLEASE add it to the PR board in the gym AND tell your coach so we can STAR it on the board. This is important data for us to review as we plan the programming for the future.
3) Get your body composition tested. The Dunk Truck will be here Wednesday. This is a great way to track your progress. Body composition is much more important than body weight alone. I weigh the same now as when I started CrossFit, but have lost about 5% body fat and gained muscle. It's $30. Register here.
4) Enjoy the journey! Reflect on the last quarter, set goals for the next quarter, and be proud of how far you've come. We'll do 10 minutes of goal-setting & reflection in the beginning of class on M, T & W. If you'd like to spend some more time setting some goals, writing action steps and deciding how to CRUSH the next quarter, join Lis on Saturday from 12 to 1 for a Goal-Setting Workshop.
Team Cooties crushing Saturday's team WOD: Calin (rowing), Levy & Chris H (swings) & Geoff (resting).

Retest your Baseline!


For time:
500m row
40 squats
30 abmat situps
20 hand-release push ups
10 pull ups

Workout of the Day


5 Rounds for time:
7 handstand push ups
14 pistols
21 double unders or 75 single unders

And coming tomorrow...


Olympic Total:
A. Take 15 minutes to find your Snatch 1 rep max
B. Take 15 minutes to find your Clean & Jerk 1 rep max

And Ninja Training at 7pm!

04.26.13 Benchmark Friday…HELEN!

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Dunk Truck next week!

The Dunk Truck will be here on Wednesday night, to test body composition. You'll wear a swimsuit and get dunked into a giant bathtub (treated for sanitation/up to health code standards), then given your body weight and composition results. A report will be emailed to you. We'll be bringing the Dunk Truck back every quarter to measure our progress!
Schedule your appointment here

Open Gym is Sunday from 12n til 2p.

Spend the rainy weekend in the box! Come kick off Quarterly Progress Check week by getting your Baseline retested and hit one of next week's benchmarks!

Emilio, P-Lane & Justin crushing the team WOD on Saturday Funday. Join the crew tomorrow for another fun team WOD!

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Goat work: 10 min to work on a skill of your choice
B. Every 3 min for 3 rounds:
B1. Dumbbell Kneeling torso row, 6-8 reps each side @3010 tempo, 15sec rest
B2. Dumbbell External rotation, 8-10 reps each side @3010 tempo
C. Helen:
3 rounds for time -
400m run
21 kettlebell swings
12 pull ups

And coming tomorrow...

In teams of 3 or 4, for time:
Row 3k
While 1 person is rowing, others work to complete:
100 box jump overs
200 kettlebell swings
100 burpees
200 air squats (to med ball target under the heinie)

Must complete box jump overs before moving on to kb swings, swings before burpees, burpees before air squats. Each team gets ONE ROWER, ONE BOX, TWO KETTLEBELLS... all can work at once for burpees & squats.

THURS 04.25.13 Quarterly Progress Checks next week…

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Quarterly Progress Checks are next week!

Here's a sneak peek at what is coming up so you can plan your workouts accordingly. We HIGHLY recommend you get in on the lifting days (Tues & Fri) if possible, so that you can test your max lifts. It will be important to know these numbers getting into our next strength cycle in May.
MON 4/29
5 rounds for time:
7 handstand push ups
14 pistols
21 double-unders or 75 singles
TUES 4/30
Olympic Total:
15 minutes to work to 1 heavy snatch (your 1-rep max)
15 minutes to work to 1 heavy clean & jerk (your 1-rep max)
WED 5/1
As many rounds & reps as possible in 20 minutes:
20 thrusters 135/95#
20 pull ups
20 burpees
THURS 5/2
1 rep max weighted pull up, THEN
For time:
Row 250m
15 kettlebell swings 70/53
25 burpees
15 kettlebell swings 70/53
Row 250m
FRI 5/3:
CrossFit Total -
Find your 1-rep max of back squat, then strict press, THEN deadlift. Add up all maxes for your CrossFit total score.
THEN 1-minute AirDyne test for max calories.

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 as your warm-up. You also have the option to retest your Baseline WOD on Sunday at Open Gym on 4/28 or 5/5 from 12n-2p with Dyer OR on Saturday, 5/4...
2. Goal-Setting & reflection: At the beginning of class on Mon, Tues & Wed, we'll take 10 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 Lis next Saturday, May 4th from 12n-1p for a free 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. Use the Zen Planner iPhone app, or you can track through the Zen Planner web page.
4. Saturday is a Make-Up Day. Next week ONLY, we won't be doing a Team WOD on Saturday. Instead, in each of the three classes, 9, 10 and 11, you'll have the chance to make up a workout you missed earlier in the week.

Lis sets the state record at Powerlifting for Pink with a back squat of more than twice her bodyweight... 130 kg/286# (bodyweight 142#). Thanks to Ian for catching the footage!

Yoga tonight at 8:15p with Laura!



Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Every 4 min for 5 rounds:
A1. Deadlift 6-9 reps @2010 tempo, 15sec rest
A2. Dumbbell Single-arm press L 6-8 reps @3010 tempo, no rest
A3. Dumbbell Single-arm press R 6-8 reps @3010 tempo
B. For time: 21-15-9 -
Wall balls
Plyo push ups

And coming tomorrow...

A. Goat work: 10 min to work on a skill of your choice
B. Every 3 min for 3 rounds:
B1. Dumbbell Kneeling torso row, 6-8 reps each side @3010 tempo, 15sec rest
B2. Dumbbell External rotation, 8-10 reps each side @3010 tempo
C. Helen:
3 rounds for time -
400m run
21 kettlebell swings
12 pull ups

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