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Technique and conditioning

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH, 2019

Happy Birthday Lebron and Courtney F!

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WOD
SKILL/SWOD

I.  Snatch Technique and Primer: Sn Pull + P Sn
5 sets:
1st @ 65% of 1RM PSn
2nd at 70%
3rd-5th at 75%
*For those working on technique, that will take precedence over the %’s for load.

II. Squat Snatch
7 sets of 1 rep
Building from a starting load of 65% of 1RM Sq Sn up to a heavy set of 1 (ideally 90%) – no failures.

METCON

III. 16′ EMOM
Odd: 10x burpee box jump over 24/20 (facing)
Even: :30 ME T2B/:30 rest
Score: # T2B

 


RX+
CURRENT PROGRAMMING. WILL BE POSTED AT THE BOX.

 


CROSSFIT KIDS IS IN SESSION 4PM, 5PM & 6PM TODAY

PLEASE be aware of their need for the west rig and ask a coach before setting up in that area.
Many thanks from the CrossFit Kids Classes!

 

 


NEWS & UPDATES

WARMING UP

We’ll admit that it’s starting to become painful watching some of you warm up…and we mean that with the greatest of respect and the most love!

Some helpful hints for those of you who arrive 15 mins prior to class to “warm up”:

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  • 15 min prior but no earlier right?…and if earlier, you hit the street for a solid mile run warmup… probably THE best overall circulatory and muscle warm up to start your class with….but we’re just sayin’…better than rowing or biking? Yes. It’s the most primal and total body warm up you can do
  • you should include and begin with a general cardiovascular effort of 2 -5 mins.  Running is preferred as it’s total body and it’s never going to be in the way of your fellow
    classmates who are training at the time
  • stay off the rollers and bands (unless it’s Thursday and that’s what your day consists of); start moving!  Move first …warm those muscles and tendons up FIRST…geesh guys…we take for granted that you guys understand that body and understand that trying to stretch a cold muscle or tendon is similar to a cold rubber band…a warm one will stretch better and be more supple.  Small circuits of movements that are compound and that warm up the movement or the muscles you’re about to use are the best.  Here are two that seem simple, but they’re likely better than what you are currently doing:  CROSSFIT WARM UP   and TRAIN HEROIC’S “HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR CROSSFIT WARM UP” and CATALYST SQUAT HELP
  • your warm-up should take no more than 15 minutes…we know everyone thinks they are a “unique snowflake”…but you’re not! 😂.  Our Legends Athletes (70 y/o +) warm up with compound movements and circuits…and they actually squat and have an overhead range of motion as good as ours!
  • if you have areas that need extra help, like hips, shoulders, ankles…do your structured warm up first AND THEN attack the problem areas...after they have improved circulation and blood flow,  Things you might be used doing (habitually) might not be the best for your warm-up each day. Bicep curls are great…if you’re doing rope climbs…but so are chin-ups and ….rope climbs!  Foam rolling might feel good….but if that’s solely what you’re doing, your squat is not going to be deeper or improved – rather, Samson stretch or spiderman lunge, goblet squats, sitting in the bottom of a squat with a barbell on your back….guys: warm up the movement!

There’s a reason Yoga takes you through a series of poses over and over again and moves from one to the next in succession…it causes continuous movement…it increases blood flow to the muscles and movement makes muscle and tendons more pliable – able to move with more fluidity.

If you remain stiff, and continue to take forever to warm up…and never feel warmed up…maybe you need to change things because “more of the same often yields more of the same”.

Now, on the lighter side…IF YOU DO COME IN EARLY to “get your warm up on”…please know that others may be in the middle of, or ending their WODs.  Recently we’ve developed a bit of a complex having to move some of you “out of someone else’s workout”. Please be respectful that if you do arrive early to warm up, you cannot be in the working space of anyone’s WOD.

 

ARRIVING EARLY

We will open the box APPROXIMATELY 15 mins prior to the top of the hour for the 6am, 11am and 4pm classes…the three classes where the hour or hours prior to those classes we actually CLOSE. Yes, we have three hours a day we close…the coaches train, we clean, catch up on administrative, operational or maintenance tasks.

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When we are ready to “receive athletes”, which means the coaches are changed and coherent if they trained, we are organized and able to be on the floor to supervise, we will unlock the door (both doors, CF Kids, and the main door) and flip the Closed Sign and the lights and BOOM – YOU’RE IN!

We are not a 24 hour gym.  We don’t allow unsupervised training.  Entering before we’re open isn’t permitted.  Letting yourself in, opening the door and flipping the sign yourself “to help us out” isn’t permitted.

Please recognize that if we don’t get you guys out, for example, the 9am class, until 10:15am….we have 30 minutes to either clean, work or train.  Please don’t take the liberty to “open the box for us”. We promise we’ll let you in with plenty of time to warm up and get your WOD on!

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Finally, the same goes for the hours where classes run back to back. Please don’t treat the box like an all day open gym. You have a class time and that’s when you’re due in. It’s truly hard for us to keep track of everyone and the space management when you’re making your own rules. 

 

yesterday's results

 

 

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