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Due to lack of attendance we are cancelling our Thursday 12pm CrossFit classes for the time being.

It’ll come back when the demand is there.

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+ Defeat Poor CrossFit Movement with These Work-Rest Strategies – Breaking Muscle

CrossFit WOD for Wednesday 3/1

Health & Fitness

You Go, I Go, for time:
400m run together
50 strict pullups
100 burpees
150 ab-mat situps
400m run together
150 med ball cleans, 20/14#
200 perfectly-vertical kettlebell swings, 20/12kg
250 air squats
400m run together

Performance

You Go, I Go, for time:
400m kettlebell run together, 20/12kg
50 strict chest-to-bar pullups
100 target burpees, 6″ off of taller person’s highest reach
150 GHDSU
400m kettlebell run together, 20/12kg
150 med ball cleans, 30/20#
200 perfectly-vertical kettlebell swings, 24/16kg
250 jumping air squats
400m kettlebell run together, 20/12kg

30:00 limit. Post time to whiteboard.

Olympic Weightlifting WOD

lifts: front squat, clean + double jerks, push press
accessories: offset good mornings, weighted k2e, sotts press

Kettlebell WOD

Ground Force > Turkish Getup Skill Work > Swing Finisher

Mid-day schedule update

As of this week, the 12pm Thursday CrossFit class has been removed from our schedule for attendance and scheduling considerations. We will run CrossFit at 11AM followed by 12pm HellaFit on Thursdays going forward. This change also aligns Thursdays to match our current Tuesday mid-day schedule.

If down the road we find that the demand is there, we will add it back.

Remember to RSVP for all of your classes!

DAB

Today’s the day! Turn in your FCF BINGO sheets to a coach or the office by end of day to be entered into the PRIZE drawings!

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+ Benefits of Front (Rack) Lunges – CrossFit My Heart

CrossFit WOD for Tuesday 2/28

AMRAP in 17 minutes:
10 power cleans
20 front lunges
40 double unders

Fitness = 30/20kgRx = 52/38kgPerformance = 70/50kg

Post score to whiteboard!

 

Point One Done

Deadline to enter your scores to games.crossfit.com is tonight at 5pm! Do it now if you haven’t. Check again to make sure your score has been validated!


17.1 squad says ENTER YOUR SCORE!

11:59pm is the deadline to send in your Judges Course certificate PDF to info@ to earn your JUDGEMENT points for your FCF Intramural Team!

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+ Macro-Friendly Shopping at Trader Joe’s – Working Against Gravity

CrossFit WOD for Monday 2/27

bench press 4x8x75%, then

“RANDI”

27-21-15-9 reps for time:
hang squat snatch
toes-to-bar

Olympic Weightlifting WOD

lifts: back squats, snatch + overhead squats, snatch push presses

accessories: kettlebell split squat, kettlebell power swing, kettlebell Chinese row

Kettlebell WOD

Goal: work on swing mechanics

Ground force

Swing drills

Swing/Press ladder

Sunday Funday

CrossFit WOD for Sunday 2/26

front squat 3x5x70%

CINDY AT AN ANGLE

AMRAP in 20 minutes:
5 ring rows
10 ring dips
15 Russian kettlebell swings, 24/16kg

Compare to 1/4/2017. Post score to whiteboard.

HellaFit WOD

E(VIL)MOM

10 minutes each:

EMOM #1
– 5 air squats
– 4 lunges
– 3 pushups
– 2 burpees
– plank during left over time

EMOM #2
– 5 bent over rows
– 4 RDL
– 3 squats
– 2 push presses
– 1 thruster

EMOM #3
a. 40-sec KBS
b. 40-sec banded walk

The Weekly Event: #17point1

THE NEXT FIVE SATURDAYS WILL LOOK LIKE THIS!

8am, 9am: CrossFit classes for those who just need a workout.

9am: OPEN PREP CLASS. This optional class is designed to breakdown the workout, strategize your work and rest sets, and provide you a relevant warmup for the CGO17 workouts. Attending this class also allows you first dibs for the CGO Event scheduled from 10am to 12pm+

10am: The Weekly CGO + FCF Intramural Open Event. THIS is the time to throw down with your fellow athletes and teams and earn some points. Our expectation is to finish within the allotted two hours, but we don’t know how many athletes will show, what the workout is and what logistics each week will require.

CrossFit WOD for Saturday 2/25

UB ab-mat situps sets, then

establish a deadlift 3RM

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Staff: Why I Sign Up for the OPEN (Part 2)

Happy Champagne Friday! By this time some of you have already done 17.1. Priority is to hit this workout with everyone on Saturday from 10am-12pm but if you’re unable to make it, you can do the workout with class every Friday. Don’t forget to RSVP! The last day to sign up for the CF Games Open is Monday, February 27th!


Coach Andrew

I’ve participated in every one of the Opens! I sign up because it keeps everyone, especially myself, accountable for my fitness and its progression. The main reason I wanted to do the Open was to kickstart my CrossFitting again. I’ve mainly been focused on weightlifting competition, but I do miss the things that come along with consistent CrossFit training. My favorite thing about the Open is the camaraderie and the push for improvement I see from athletes every year. People who enter without a double under leave with many. Personal records are smashed. Everyone finishes with a huge sense of accomplishments and stronger relationships with each other and FCF. I’d like to see snatches and toeS-to-bar and box jumps. I hope wall ball doesn’t show up (but it will). I also really dislike walking lunges because it’s a logistical nightmare to set everything up.


Coach Tina

2015 was my very first Open, and I had only been doing CrossFit for about 3-4 months. It was terrible. It was embarrassing. I remember I maxed out at a 40kg c&j during 15.1 and wanted to die.

I continue to sign up because I’ve stuck with training consistently and have gotten better. Now it’s fun, not terrifying. I get that good kind of nervous because I know I’ll survive, and the end result is deeply satisfying. I also love our community, the camaraderie, and contributing to the FCF team spirit.

My favorite part is getting to demonstrate what I’m capable of doing now that I wasn’t capable of the year before. Progress! The ranking system is nearly irrelevant (not completely though  ). I also love cheer-screaming for others and bearing witness to their achievements.

I hope to see plenty of weightlifting, and I love double unders. My weak areas are wall balls and rowing–those will likely show up, but honestly, I’m looking forward to how terrible it will be and coming out the other side with new goals to focus on.


Coach Anthony

-What year was it when you participated in your first Open and what did you experience?
2014, a lot of fun & excitement.

-Why do you continue to sign up?
To be part of the FCF community & see if I’ve improved compared to previous years.

-What is your favorite thing about the Open?
It provides a true gauge of what you can & can’t do. It can either put you on cloud nine or crush your soul!

-What movements do you hope to see this year? Or NOT want to see?
Cleans & Snatches! Don’t want to see DUs & pistols.


Coach Sarah

-What year was it when you participated in your first Open and what did you experience?
My first CGO was 2013 and I’ve participated every year since then. I went into my first Open after a year away from the gym and I felt out of shape and intimidated. Without the support of a friend (CHERYL!), I would have “missed” more of the workouts, but she got me into the gym just before the submission deadline. This time of year serves as a reminder of why I value our community- the love, energy and determination is undeniable!

-Why do you continue to sign up?
I continue to sign up for the open because it’s my duty as a leader in our community! It’s an opportunity for me to show athletes that I am pursuing fitness as well…talk the talk and walk the walk, ya know?!
If I’ve learned one thing over the years, it’s consistency. We can’t always give 100% in our workouts, but we CAN just show up, put in a little work and then get back to life. This time of year forces me to evaluate my own progress throughout the year- what skills have improved? And most importantly, what have I learned about myself in the past year?

-What is your favorite thing about the Open?
My favorite thing is to witness the physical triumphs and overwhelming support shown for each athlete, whether they are fresh out of Foundations or an awe-inspiring veteran. It reveals our inclusivity.

-What movements do you hope to see this year? Or do NOT?
Well…typically I would say bring on the wall balls, heavy cleans and double unders, but I’m recently injured, so I’d just like to be able to put up a score for each workout . How about some more bar MUs!


Coach Adrian


– What year was it when you participated in your first Open and what did you experience?
The first time I participated in the Open was in 2013, when I started coaching CrossFit. The coaches would participate in a Friday Night Lights event for the gym members as a way to show how to go through the workouts (i.e. Rx vs. Scaled, strategy, etc)

-Why do you continue to sign up?
I do the workouts as a challenge to myself being that I don’t train full-time as a CrossFit athlete. It allows me to set an example for members of the gym and other coaches by showing that I can do all movements at the RX standard with good form and show that as a coach, I’m still human and suffer through the suck of specific movements and types of workouts.

-What is your favorite thing about the Open?
My favorite part of the open is being in the position to help motivate and push people to exceed their own expectations for their performance and help them get one step closer to reaching their goals, whether it be strength/technique/stamina/etc. I’m open to seeing any and all movements whether I’m good/bad at them. I’ve spent more time than ever in doing WODs and Metcons to help prep and just increase my work capacity.


Coach Gus

My first Open was 2015..or 2014? I can’t remember. I was intimidated! There were a lot of movements I couldn’t do Rx but instead of getting discouraged, I decided to use that as a way to make a list of goals leading up the the next Open. I don’t officially sign up for the Open due to CrossFit’s stance on not allowing transgender athletes to compete, rather I am a member of a nationwide Facebook group and we have our own “Open” and spreadsheet.

I enjoy doing the workouts with my FCF friends! And seeing how competitive everyone gets! I just compete with myself. I have a few goals for performance this year, and coming off of a lot of injuries and illnesses, I’ll be happy to just complete all the workouts! I hope I’ll see lots of box jumps, push-ups, and pull-ups! Also muscle-ups! I know there’s NO CHANCE these will be left out of the Open this year but I really hope they forget about wall balls and/or thrusters!

17point1 is

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+ CrossFit Games Open 17.1 Official Rules and Scoresheet – CrossFit Games

CrossFit WOD for Friday 2/24

CGO 17.1

for time:
10 dumbbell snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs
20 dumbbell snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs
30 dumbbell snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs
40 dumbbell snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs
50 dumbbell snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs

Rx = 50/35# dumbbell and 24/20″ box jumps
Scaled = 35/20# dumbbell and 24/20″ box jumps/step-ups

20:00 time cap. Post time to whiteboard.

Olympic Weightlifting WOD

overhead squat, snatch pull + snatch + snatch balance, clean pull + clean + jerk from dip

partner leg lifts, back (hyper) extensions, downward dog

Temporary Schedule Change

Throughout the next five weeks we’ll be running a special weekly 10am-12pm FCF Intramural Open Event for those competing in the Open and the #FCFio2017.

Instead of our usual Saturday schedule we will have an 8am and 9am CrossFit classes for those who just want to sweat.

There will also be a special 9am “OPEN PREP” class with me for the next five Saturdays. This optional class is designed to breakdown the workout, strategize your work and rest sets, and provide you a relevant warmup.

Remember to RSVP for all of your classes!

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+ CrossFit Open 14.5 Strategy Guide, Tips & Tricks – CrossFit Portland

CrossFit WOD for Thursday 2/23

bench press 3x6x70, then

3 rounds for time:
7 hang power cleans, 70/48kg
14 burpees over the bar

Performance does 5 rounds. Post time to whiteboard.

HellaFit WOD

AMRAPture

30 min AMRAP:

500m row
10 front squats
10 push presses
10 bent over rows
10 weighted lunges
10 sit-up + press

FCFIO2017 Team Shirts

 

To accompany the FCF INTRAMURAL OPEN 2017 we will be making available “team” shirts for purchase beginning on Thursday (maybe sooner)! ICYMI, the 2017 Captains are Ali (Red Team – Thundercats), Sarah (Green Team – Flex Appeal) and Cheryl (Blue Team – Blue Barracudas). Recruiting is in full swing! Not on a team yet? Pick your favorite color and approach the Captain! If you’d like to rock one of these new shirts, we will have them on our Apparel Store for $20 each.

How to use the FCF honor system Apparel Store:

  • Choose a shirt.
  • Locate the FCF Apparel/ Accessories Store clipboard.
  • Write your name.
  • Circle Cash or Acct.
  • Apply the sticker.

We bill for retail & snack store account purchases on the 1st and 15th of each month. Have cash? Circle Cash and place it in the milk bottle.

We will have a limited supply of the FCFIO2017 shirts available, so get them while supplies last!