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WED 11.28.29

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Who is excited about BAF and the Holiday Party?!


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
8a: Open Gym- Ellen
11a: Open Gym- CFM Staff
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
3:30p: Open Gym- Pietsch
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Pietsch
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Pietsch
6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Pat
7:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Pat
8:30p: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Double Under Technique and Squat Mobility

B. 12 Min AMRAP
9 DB Thrusters (50's/35's)
35 Double Unders

L3 - (50/35)
L2 - (35/25)
L1 - (25/15)

Post rounds and reps completed during AMRAP. Ex: 8+29 Rx

And coming tomorrow...

Bring A Friend Day!

2 Rounds [30min Cap]

400m Run Relay
80 Alternating DB Snatches (50/35)
400m Run Relay
60 Box Jump Overs (24/20)
400m Run Relay
40 Toes to Bar

Post time to complete WOD. Ex: 24:36 Rx

FRI 08.03.18

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Alex practices her J-hook for rope climbs


CFM Upcoming Events

Sunday, August 4th: Handstand Mobility Workshop with Lana Wilson from 12:15-1:30 pm. Great for members wanting to improve their handstands and learn the progressions and tools that play an important role in getting, and staying, upside down. All levels are welcome and variations and modifications will be given to beginners and seasoned hand-standers alike!

Monday, August 5th: Mobility Night at 6:30pm with Dr Frasier. The focus will be Hips + Low Back and improving posterior chain movements.

Saturday, August 11th: 31 Heroes WOD. Heats will begin at 8:45am through 12pm with CFM BBQ to follow. Join us for this annual charity event to support the families of fallen soldiers and to provide treatment and awareness for veterans with PTSD and TBI. #rememberthefallen #workouttoremember To participate or to donate visit our fundraising page: Team CFM for 31Heroes

#31Heroes


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
8a: Open Gym- Brianna
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Erica
3:30p: Open Gym- Pietsch
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Pietsch
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Pietsch
6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Pietsch

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. For Time [15 min cap]
20 Shoulder to Overhead (115/75)
1 Rope Climb
15 Shoulder to Overhead
2 Rope Climbs
10 Shoulder to Overhead
3 Rope Climbs
10 Shoulder to Overhead
4 Rope Climbs
5 Shoulder to Overhead
5 Rope Climbs

B. 3 Rounds Not for time
10 Dual KB Box Step Up (5/5)
30 Russian Twists (DB/KB/Plate/slam ball)
*work to a moderate to heavy weight for each movement

Post time for the WOD. Ex: 9:10 Rx

And coming Saturday...

Partner WOD
Squat Clean Accumulate:
M/M Pair: 3,000lbs
M/F Pair: 2,500lbs
F/F Pair: 2,000lbs
[10min Cap] Directly Into
40-30-20-10
Single Arm DB Hang Clean and Jerk (50/35)
Burpees
*100m Run together after each Round*

Post weight used for cleans and total time to complete WOD Ex: 150, 12:35 Rx

Saturday Schedule

8a: Open Gym- Michael
9a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
12:15p: Yoga- Monica Miller

Sunday Schedule

8a: Aerobic Capacity- Travis
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
11a: Weightlifting- Anthony
12:15p: Handstand Mobility and Workshop- Lana Wilson
5,6p: Open Gym- Travis

MON 04.16.18

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Rob


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
8a: Open Gym- Stacy
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Erica
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Erica
8p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. 3 Rounds For Time
25 Wallballs (20/14)
20 Kettlebell Swings (53/35)
15 Pull Ups
10 Back Squats (225/155)*
*No more than 60% of 1RM Back Squat

B. Hip Stretches

Post time for the WOD. Ex: 13:15 Rx

And coming tomorrow...

Tax Day
10 Rounds:

30 seconds Max Toes to Bar
30 seconds Rest
30 seconds Max Ring Dips
30 seconds Rest
30 seconds Max Deadlifts (body weight)
30 seconds Rest
30 seconds Max Handstand Push Ups
30 seconds Rest

Record total reps for each movement. Ex: 84, 75, 80 @ 215#, 88 Rx

WED 02.28.18 Mobility Night!

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Leah working on overhead squat mobility


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Open Gym- Travis
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
3:30p: Open Gym- Michael
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6:30p: Mobility Night- Dr. Jackie Varnum
7:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8:30p: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Strict Muscle Ups: In 10 minutes work on strict muscle up transitions

B. For Time [30 Minute Time Cap]
L3
2k Run*
15 Muscle Ups**
2k Run

*Run L2 = 1600m, L1 = 1200m

**Scale Muscle Ups to:
15 Bar Muscle Ups
15 Ring Dips + 15 Chest to bar Pullups
15 Box Ring Dips + 15 Pullups
15 Straight Leg Dips + 15 Barbell Assisted Pullups
15 Bent Knee Dips + 15 Ring Rows

Post time to complete WOD. Ex: 22:15 L3


And coming tomorrow...

A. Hang Power Clean (HPC): 4 sets of 3 reps. Working up to heavy set of 3.
*Each set without dropping the bar.

B. Rep Rounds For Time [12 Minute Time Cap]:
2 Hang Power Clean (75% of 3 rep max part A.)
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 Lateral Barbell Burpees

Post load for HPC and time for WOD. Ex: 245#, 9:41 @ 185#

FRI 10.27.17

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Emily practicing her rope climb!


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. 3 Rounds Descending Reps: [21 Minute Time Cap]
25-20-15 Bodyweight Bench Press
400m Run
500m Row

B. Banded 5-way Shoulder Stretch

Post time for the WOD. Ex: 17:40 Rx

And coming Saturday...

Partner WOD, Teams of 2
3 Rounds For Time [30 Minute Time Cap]:

48 Pullups
80 Situps
48 Overhead Squats (L1 = Front Squats at 65/45, L2 = 65/45, L3 = 75/55)
80 Double Unders

All reps are team totals. 1 partner working at a time. Partners may partition the rounds and reps any way.

Score the time for the WOD. Ex: 24:10

Saturday Schedule

8a: Open Gym- Michael
9a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
12:15p: Yoga- Priscila

Sunday Schedule

8:45a: Weightlifting- Anthony
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Neal
11a: Open Gym- Michael
12:15a: Yoga- Wil Milne
5p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Tina
6p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Tina

WED 08.02.17 Mobility Night!

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Dyer shouldering a sandbag #31Heroes WOD


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
8a: Open Gym- Ellen
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
3:30p: Open Gym- Anthony
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
6:30p: Mobility Night- Dr. Jackie Varnum
7:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
8:30p: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Back Squat: 3 sets of 5 reps. Worksets all at the same weight. Max reps on final set.

B. 7 Rounds For Time [Time cap 16 minutes]
7 Power Snatch (m = 45/75/95, w = 35/55/65)
7 Air Squats
**At end of 1st minute and every minute on the minute 5 Burpees (L+ = 7 Burpees).

Post load and reps for squat and time to complete rounds. Ex: 325#, 8 reps, 9:50 L3+

And coming tomorrow...

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

B. 14 Minute Every minute on the minute (EMOM):
ODD: 2x50m Shuttle sprint for time
EVEN: 20 seconds reverse plank hold (Purvottanasana)

Post load and reps for Bench, and total time (seconds) for sprints. Ex: 245#, 6 reps, 148 seconds

CFM Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 2nd and 9th Mobility Nights with Dr. Jackie Varnum. Mobility Night is at 6:30pm and group classes will run on the half hour. This will be a 2 part series going over mobility for CrossFit Athletes. This first session will focus on the shoulder and overhead movements. Athletes will use banded distraction to increase range of motion and then use muscle activation and movement reinforcement to improve stability/mobility in the overhead press and overhead squat.

Saturday, August 12th: 31 Heroes WOD. Heats will begin at 9am through 12pm with CFM BBQ to follow. Join us for this annual charity event to support the families of fallen soilders and to provide treatment and awareness for veterans with PTSD and TBI. Click here for event details and to donate for this great cause! #rememberthefallen #workouttoremember

Thursday, August 24th: Bring-A-Friend Day! Invite a friend or family to join you for a beginner friendly partner workout. Email us with their name and contact email to reserve their spot. #BYOF Bring Your Own Friend!

WED 12.18.13 Today we are rich

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My favorite book: Today we are rich

Last week, over tea with Uran, I found myself quoting from a great book I read this year - Today We Are Rich, by Tim Sanders.
In it, Sanders discusses 7 principles to help you improve your confidence, and in turn improve your career and personal performance:
1. Feed Your Mind Good Stuff
2. Move the Conversation Forward
3. Exercise Your Gratitude Muscle
4. Give To Be Rich
5. Prepare Yourself
6. Balance Your Confidence
7. Promise Made, Promise Kept
Uran & I were talking about friendships, and the natural tendency to gossip. I mentioned the 2nd principle, Move the Conversation Forward, as the challenge to always create a conversation around solutions, not problems.
So this holiday season, when you're with family & friends, try focusing on the positive and steering conversations away from gossip, or other negative topics. Hopefully it makes for a happier holiday season!
Here's a free download I found of the first principle from the book - Feed your mind good stuff. If you like it, read the whole thing to read on the plane or next to the fire or download it to listen on that long flight or drive over the holidays!

1470227_10151838684226732_1913344025_nBravo (on the left) and Stuart (blurry on the right :)) on Tuesday's Russian KB swings.

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
8a: Open Gym- Tirzah
11a: Yoga- Amy
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Amy
4p: Open Gym- Jim
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
6:30p: Group Intro Session- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Raul
8p: Open Gym- Raul

Workout of the Day

A. 10 min mobility work
B. Goat Day: Choose two skills/movements you need work on. Perform as many reps as possible of goat 1 on odd rounds, as many reps as possible of goat 2 on even rounds. Every minute on the minute for 20 minutes: Odd - Goat 1, Even - Goat 2.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Deadlift: 5 @ 65%, 5 @ 75%, 5 @ 85%
B. Dogfight: 100 Burpees for time.
Every minute on the minute complete 5 toes to bar - start with burpees.

Holiday Travel Workout

100 burpees for time.
Every minute on the minute complete 5 air squats.