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FRI 08.21.15 “Fran”

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Tina and Sarah Double Kettlebell Clean

Tina and Sarah Double Kettlebell Clean


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Thruster Complex: In 10 minutes work up to a moderate/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 "Kelly"
Five rounds for time of:
Run 400 meter relay
30 Box jump, 24"/20" (Step downs only)
30 Wall ball shots, 20#/14# to 10'

Rounds, distances, and reps are team totals. Partners alternate 100m or 200m to reach a team total of 400m. For box jumps & wall balls, one person is working at a time. Box jumps cannot start until all team members are inside from each run.

Post time to complete WOD Ex. 22:55 Rx


Saturday Schedule

9a: Open Gym- Ellen
10a: Open Gym- Ellen
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
12:15p: Yoga- Monica Miller. Click here to reserve

Sunday Schedule

10a: All Levels CrossFit- Dyer
11a: Open Gym- Dyer
12:15p: Yoga- Annie Harbison. Click here to reserve

FRI 04.09.15

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The 2015 CrossFit Open Is Over...Now What? Now that it’s over, an athlete might feel a huge sense of relief, but return to training with somewhat of a dilemma. After the all, the Open commanded so much of our attention and goals over the past month—which leaves many a CrossFit athlete asking themselves an unfamiliar question: ...What's Next? Click here to read more "Box Life Magazine"

Team WOD. Team Rest.

Team WOD. Team Rest.

Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

TRIPLET FRAN [24 Minute Time Cap]:
In teams of two, with only one person working at a time, complete the following for time:
Heavy Fran: 15-12-9
Thrusters (135/95 scaled 95/65)
Weighted Pullups (25/10# DB scaled strict pullups)

Lite (PVC) Fran: 27-18-9
PVC Thruster
Jumping Pullups

Fran: 21-15-9
Thrusters (95/65 scaled 75/55)
Pullups

Post time for WOD. Ex: 15:30 Rx

And coming Saturday...

A. 12 Minute EMOM
1st: 5 GHD situps
2nd: 5x (downward dog + upward dog)
3rd: 2 Tire flips

B. Chipper [16 Minute Time Cap]
15 Tire flips
20 Pullups
30 GHD situps
20 Burpee Box Jumps (24”/20”)
15 Handstand pushups

**Chipper may be scaled and broken into rounds of smaller reps. If resting/pausing for more than 10 seconds transition to next movement down the line and cycle through movements until total rep counts are complete.

Post time or total reps completed if time capped. Ex: 10:15 Rx

Saturday Restorative Yoga

Time: 12p -Monica Miller

Sunday

Time: 10a class, 11a open gym

FRI 02.20.15

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Who loves bacon!?

Who loves bacon!?

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- Richard
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Mike
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Mike

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Thruster: In 10 minutes work up to a moderate set of 2 from the rack

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

Post load of thruster and time to complete WOD. Ex: 205#, 4:15 Rx

And coming Saturday...

A. Power Clean: 10 Minute EMOM 2 reps (75% of 1 rep max)

B. Partner "Wittman"
7 Rounds
15 Kettlebell swings, (24/16kg)
15 Power Clean (95/65)
15 Box jumps (24/20)

One partner working at a time. Partners must alternate each movement and may complete full rounds an alternate or leap frog each movement. Once a partner starts a set of 15 they must finish that set.

Post load for power clean and time to complete WOD. Ex: 210#, 15:55 Rx

Saturday Restorative Yoga

Time: 12p -Monica Miller

Sunday

Time: 10a class, 11a open gym

FRI 04.25.14 Fran

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500m row time trial

500m row time trial


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
1:15p: College CrossFit- Michael
4p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Thrusters: In 10 minutes work up to a heavy set of 3

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

** No Bands. Sub barbell assisted pullups 1:1 or ring rows 2:1

And coming Saturday...

Rep Rounds of:
10-8-6-4-2 Power Clean (135/95)
20-16-12-8-4 Toes to bar
4 Tire flips each round

FRI 04.11.14

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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- Michael
1:15p: College CrossFit- Michael
4p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Strict Ring Dips: Every minute on the minute for 7 minutes.
15 seconds max rep Strict Ring Dips**
45 seconds rest

B. 3 rounds of 4 minute AMRAP:
OPEN: 400m Run
In remaining time complete as many rounds and repetitions as possible:
4 Ring Dips** (kipping or strict)
6 Pushups
10 Goblet Squats (24/16 kg)
Rest 1 minute after each 4 minute AMRAP

**No Bands on ring dips.
Post total reps of strict ring dips from 7 intervals and total repetitions from 3 AMRAP rounds ex: 125

And coming Saturday...

NO BAND TRIPLET FRAN:
In teams of three, with only one person working at a time, complete the following for time:
Heavy Fran: 15-12-9
Thrusters (135/95 scaled 95/65)
Weighted Pullups (25/10# DB scaled strict)

Lite (PVC) Fran: 21-15-9
PVC Thruster
Jumping Pullups

Fran: 21-15-9
Thrusters (95/65 scaled 75/55)
Pullups

No bands. Mods for Pullups:
Weighted Pullups: Strict pullups or segmented pullup + negative (3 sec) 1:1 or Ring rows 2:1
Pullups: Rings rows 2:1

24 minute time cap

FRI 10.11.13 Messing with Fran

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Messing with Fran : An argument for scaling

By Coach Raul
Crossfit was designed to apply “constantly varied, high intensity, functional movements," across multiple domains. Its purpose is to develop general fitness, and one way of doing that is through short, high-intensity workouts. One way to ensure high intensity is to scale certain loads to a more manageable weight, allowing you to do more work in less time. I decided to test this theory by scaling Fran (today's workout: 21-15-9 rep rounds of thrusters and pull ups) from the Rx (written, or prescribed) weight of 95-pound thrusters, down to a 65 pounds.
Here's what I looked at:
Pullup distance (from bottom to chin over bar): 20in
Body weight (Force): 150 lbs
Squat distance (from bottom of squat to upright): 23 in
Barbell distance (from bottom of squat to full extension): 40 in
# of Total Reps = 45
Work = Force X Distance (ft.lbs)
POWER = [(# of Reps) X (Sum of the Work)] / time (sec)

Movement

Force

Distance

Work

Pullup150lbs20 in250 ft. lbs
Thruster150lbs23 in287 ft. lbs
Thruster95 lbs40 in316 ft. lbs
Time: 304 secPOWER126 ft.lbs/sec
Pullup150lbs20 in250 ft. lbs
Thruster150lbs23 in287 ft. lbs
Thruster65lbs40 in216 ft. lbs
Time: 210 secPOWER161 ft.lbs/sec

The results described in the chart define a comparison of power output for a 95-pound Fran at my old completion time of 5:04min (304 sec) and a 65lb Fran completed in 3:30min (210 sec). The results prove a reduction of the thruster load by almost 30% resulted in an increased power output (Higher intensity!).
My personal experience with completing Fran in 3 minutes and 30 seconds was one word : INTENSE!!!
The same workout I'd done several times completely changed once I moved into a shorter time domain. Had I not scaled down the weight, I wouldn't be able to reach this intensity level or reap its benefits.
Today when you do Fran, consider scaling the thrusters and/or pull ups to complete it in a shorter time. It may totally change your workout!
photo 2Justin R rockin' push ups

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
8a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
4p: All Levels CrossFit- Amy
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Amy
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Amy

Workout of the Day (WOD):

A. Single-leg step ups (to a knee-high box): 4 sets of 8 work-ups
B. "Fran":
21-15-9 reps for time:
Thrusters 95/65
Pull ups

And coming tomorrow...TEAM WOD SATURDAY

In teams of 2-4 people, complete 3 rounds for time:
Run 400m (all team members together)
50 bear complex 95/65
60 toes to bar
Farmers carry - down and back in parking lot (each person) 2 pood/1.5 pood

FRI 7.12.13 HAPPY HOUR TONIGHT!

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The next Cocktails for Midtown is tonight!

Join your CFM friends tonight at Front Page News on Crescent Ave, from 6 to 8pm for a little post-Fran refreshment!

Body composition testing

Every quarter during Quarterly Progress Check week, we bring out the DUNK TRUCK to measure your body composition. This is the best way to measure your physique changes as you morph into a CrossFitting MACHINE! The truck will be parked across the street from CFM, testing clients every 15 minutes from 4 to 6:30p. Tests are $30 and include accurate body weight & body composition measurements. Register here.

Quarterly Progress Checks & Baseline retesting is coming soon...

Lots of important testing dates this month! If you miss a day, we've got plenty of make-up opportunities! Here's another update on our upcoming testing days & options:
Sun, July 21-Sat, July 28th: Quarterly Progress Checks*:
Retest your Baseline WOD this month! Instead of testing in regular classes, like we've done in the past, you'll be able to come in during any of the following times to retest your Baseline time with one of our coaches or Instructor Training Program students. This doesn't count against your class limits for the week.
Baseline testing:
Sun 7.21 1-2p w Dyer
Mon 7.22 6p w Justin
Mon 7.22 8p w Carlos
Tues 7.23 6p w Ian
Tues 7.23 7p w Urán
Fri 7.26 6p w Tirzah
Sat 7.27 9-12n w Cassie & Beka
Sun 7.28 1-2p w Dyer
Here's another look at the upcoming Quarterly Progress Check programming:
Mon 7.22- 5 rounds for time: 7 handstand push ups, 14 pistols, 21 double unders
Tues 7.23- Olympic Total (1 RM Snatch + 1 RM Clean & Jerk)
Wed 7.24- 1RM Weighted Pull Up & For time: 250m row, 15 kb swings 70/53, 25 burpees, 15 kb swings, 250m row
Thurs 7.25- As many rounds & reps as possible in 20 minutes of: 20 thrusters 135#/95#, 20 pullups, 20 burpees
Fri 7.26- CrossFit Total (1RM Squat, 1RM Press, 1RM Deadlift) & AirDyne 1 min max calories test
*Makeup Days will be Sunday, 7/21, Saturday, 7/28 & Sunday, 7/29.

Cheryl Haworth will be running Olympic Lifting Open Gym again on Saturday, 7.28, for anyone who wants to do Olympic Total that day with her!

We're also maxing on front squat, overhead squat and bench press this month, so if you miss/missed that day, make it up at Open Gym!
IMG_7286Ellen showing off some great pull ups during Helen prelims.

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Back Squat 3-3-3 @ 80%
B. "Fran"
21-15-9
Thrusters 95/65
Pull ups

And coming tomorrow...

A. Strength make up day: Pick a PART A that you missed from last week's programming.
B. In teams of 3 or 4:
Station 1- 50 situps
Station 2- 50 double unders or 150 singles
Station 3- 50 wall balls 20/14
Station 4- 400 m run
Station 5- 50 air squats
First athlete starts at station 1. Second athletes moves to station 1 once first athlete goes to station 2. Athletes can't advance stations until station in front is clear. Time is called once the last athlete finishes Station 5.

ALSO THIS WEEK: Saturday Open Gym with Dyer & Lis from 12n-2p