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The 2018 FCF Intramural Open!

CGO 17.2

The CrossFit Open is a worldwide online CrossFit competition and we’ve done it every year as a gym since its inception in 2011. As we have in the past, we are performing the online competition as an intergym challenge. This fantastic idea came from Catalyst Fitness’ Intramural Open.

Also on Monday 2/5 we also start our Nutrition Challenge to help us gain ground in better health, better understanding of how our bodies work, better body composition for movement, and better energy! If you are serious about your performance you also need to be serious about fueling. Don’t regret not eating well when your workout results are on the line!

 

CGO 16.2 at FCF

At Foundation CrossFit we want to help you get to another level with your physicality. Competition can help inspire you to go harder than you’ve ever gone before. The pressure to perform pushes you to take training more seriously; the social boost of dozens of your best friends cheering for you will help you reach a higher plane. Heck, watching your teammates GO is inspiring!

Can we bring that worldwide thrill home to FCF? Can we deliver all the fun of competition without causing any anxiety attacks? We think so. I’ve created three teams with leadership groups. The leadership and I will have a private draft and you’ll be put onto a team. These Teams will go through the Open which will ultimately lead us to our intergym throwdown VERSUS X.

Which team will claim the Golden Hammer?


CGO 15.4 at FCF

REGISTRATION

Registration for the Open can be done NOW until 5pm on Monday 2/27 at games.crossfit.com, Choose ‘Foundation CrossFit’ as your Affiliate!

Also take the 2018 Online CrossFit Judges Course. If you register for the Open, take and pass the Judges course, complete all 5 workouts, you’ll receive $20 off of your April membership!

CGO 15.3 at CFSLU

DRAFT

Coaches and the rest of the registered FCF fam will be drafted onto an Intramural team. Once drafted onto a team you’ll be entered onto the public Team Rosters which will be shared outside the office.

If you’re reading this and you haven’t registered for the CGO you might be courted by one of our Team Captains to join their team – probably more than one. Sign up and you’ll be put on a team according to order of signup.

CGO 14.4 at CFSLU

POINTS

Points will be awarded by FCF HQ after every event and totals will be shared every Tuesday morning. The biggest points you can earn your team happen with

Registration for the 2018 CrossFit Games Open: Sign up and choose Foundation CrossFit as your affiliate!

Completing the Judges Course: Take and pass the 2018 Online Judges Course and email the PDF to info@foundationcrossfit.com. You must send the PDF as an attachment. If you send a screenshot, it doesn’t count. If you forward us a link, it doesn’t count. Get me that PDF and we’ll give you those points!

CGO 14.3 at Foundation CrossFit 5.0

WORKOUTS

Athletes competing in the Open will have only four days to complete each workout: Thursday evenings the workout and standards are released, Monday evening scores are due. The Open will have five workouts over five weeks, with the fifth week including in VERSUS X, where your team points entering the event may sway the standings and winners. Think about it this way: the Open is a sport season and VERSUS are the playoffs (and championship). Our competition schedule is as follows:

As per usual, we will program the workout that Friday for all CrossFit classes so you can be tested (or practice/run-through/see it) if you cannot make the weekend event. Just remember that there are point differences depending on when you do the workout. Being there for the event will put you in the best atmosphere to perform well.

This year we DO have schedule times for make-ups: Sundays at 11am during CompEx and Mondays at 1pm. That means you’ll have a chance everyday to get your points in. Try to bring your own certified judge- this is why it’s so important to come in on Friday or Saturday when the sheer attendance will allow you to have a judge, certified or not.

CGO 13.5 at CrossFit SLU (Foundation CrossFit South Lake Union)

PRIZES

We’ll have some random drawings each week for prizes, including gear, socks, water bottles, clothing, training packages, and more! The top team will also earn a GRAND prize. Details released later!

2012 at Foundation CrossFit 3.0

SOCIAL

Use the hashtags #FCFio2018 and #HYFRsquad on your social media! If we see and repost it you’ll be earning your team some extra points!

2011 at FCF 3.0

In summary, our focus during the Open is on FUN. We want participation because it increase your fitness, keep you accountable to all of your gym mates, and earn you high-fives! It’s also great being able to see your results from years past, and to see where you’ve improved over time and knowledge.

Register online at the CrossFit Games site and get this party started!

CGO 15.5

Sandi Pants lunging during last year’s Open

Every Friday through March we will be retesting a CrossFit Games Open workout from the past! Also: The 2018 Intramural Open details will be out as soon as I can confirm some Team Leadership!

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CrossFit WOD for Friday 2/2

CGO 15.5
27-21-15-9 reps for time:
calorie row
thrusters, 43/29kg

Post time and PRs to whiteboard!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD – Week 4/7, Day 3/3

snatch, clean + 2 jerks

Powerlifting WOD – Week 4/7, Day 3/4

Safety Squat Bar box squat + bands 12x2x50, deadlift 6x1x80, special exercises

Gymnastics Strength WOD

Straight-arm strength work

Kettlebell WOD

Kettlebell CHIEF

AMRAP in 3 minutes:
5 power swings
8 renegade row
12 squats

Rest 1 minute in between rounds. Repeat for 5 cycles!

CrossFit WOD for Saturday 2/3

50-40-30-20-10 reps for time:
bumper walk overs, 20kg
UB double unders

Each round begins with a 1:00 handstand.

CrossFit WOD for Sunday 2/4

Fraser Froning vs World

in pairs, 10 rounds each:
50 double unders
15 toes-to-bar
5 bench press, 102/70kg

Another Chipper

Tony, Jon, Brett, Owen, Adrian, Megan, and Chip

NEWS & ARTICLES

+ Our bathroom with the shower will be closed for painting beginning the evening of Friday, 2/2 through the weekend. It is expected to be reopened before Monday morning, 2/5.
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CrossFit WOD for Thursday 2/1

for time:
60 overhead squats, 52/38kg
50 box jump overs, 24/20″
40 toes-to-bar
*50 bar-facing burpees for time*
30 shoulder-to-overhead, 52/38kg
20 deadlifts, 110/75kg
10 muscle-ups

Two scores for this workout: 1.) Overall time and 2.) 50 bar-facing burpees for time.

Post both to whiteboard!

HIIT WOD

Tempo / Time Trial

EMOM for 10 minutes
a. 15 calorie row
b. 20 situps

rest 2 min

EMOM for 10 minutes
a. 35 double unders
b. 16 dumbbell alternating snatch

rest 2 min

EMOM 10 min
a. sprint lines
b. 20 air squats

Forties

Stacey, Michael, Eva, Kellie, AB, Ilene, Michael, Ann-Marie, and Spencer

Still smiling from this past weekend’s party!

ARTICLES

+ Check out our new nutrition site, as well as details for our next challenge here!
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CrossFit WOD for Wednesday 1/31

for time:
40 sumo deadlift high-pulls, 32/24kg
40 GHDSU
40 c2b pullups
40 kettlebell swings, 24/16kg
40 pistols
40 toes-to-bar
40 dips
40 hip extensions
40 knees-to-elbows
40 kettlebell overhead squats, 24/16kg

Post time to whiteboard!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD – Week 4/7, Day 2/3

2 cleans + jerk, front squats, clean pulls

Powerlifting WOD – Week 4/7, Day 2/4

board press 1RM

Kettlebell WOD

Panic Breathing, then

KB Complex for 8 minutes: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10… etc.
two-hand swing release
goblet squat

OKAY BEATS

HBD KB! She DJ’ed our Holiday Party this past weekend

ARTICLES

+ The FCF Nutrition Challenge registration is now live! CLICK HERE TO GET TO THE NEW SITE AND REGISTER YOU AND A FRIEND NOW!

CrossFit WOD for Monday 1/30

EMOM for 30 minutes:
– hang snatch + snatch
– 35 double unders
– 7 (ring) dips

Performance should do a muscle-up to complete their dips. Post heaviest snatch to whiteboard!

HIIT WOD

SET 1

1:00 stations, 3 rounds

  • med ball toe taps
  • reverse lunges
  • shoulder taps
  • ring row
  • med ball thruster
  • rest

SET 2

3:00 stations, 1 round

  • row
  • burps onto plate
  • med ball ramp sprint
  • med ball sit up
  • KB drag

SET 3

Holds, 1:00 min each:

  • wall sit
  • arch
  • side plank, R
  • boat pose
  • side plank, L
  • glute/hip bridge
  • KB rack hold
  • hollow
  • wall sit
  • hang

CompEx WOD

MFT #1379

Gymnastics Strength WOD

squat series, ankle prep, jumping mechanics, knee jumps, hamstring series

Body Composition Testing Day

Today’s the day!

From 5:30am to 7pm we’ll have a BODY FAT TEST truck outside the gym. You only need 10 minutes, a swimsuit, and a reservation. There are spots left at the time of this posting:

5:30am
6:50am
9am
9:10am
9:30am
10:10am
the entire 11am hour
the entire 12pm hour, except at 12:30pm
1:10pm
1:20pm
1:40pm
1:50pm
the entire 2pm hour, except 2:30pm
the entire 3pm hour
4:20pm
4:40pm
4:50pm
5:10pm
5:30pm
5:40pm
5:50pm

Remember it’s only 10 minutes! Grab any of those appointments via our scheduling system ZenPlanner.

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CrossFit WOD for Monday 1/29

“THE CHIEF”

AMRAP in 3 minutes:
3 power cleans
6 pushups
9 squats

Rest 1 minute. Repeat for 5 cycles.

Rx = 61/43, SupeRx = clean & jerk, T-pushup

Post total reps per round to whiteboard (should have 5 scores per person)

Olympic Weightlifting WOD

snatch + overhead squats, back squats, snatch pull

Powerlifting WOD

wide-stance good morning 5RM, special exercises

Kettlebell WOD

Simple & Sinister, arm bars

:30 seconds on/:15 rest
heavy farmer’s hold
:30 seconds on/:15 rest
heavy farmer’s carry
:30 seconds on/:15 rest
heavy rack hold

repeat 3 times

PETE

Team FLEX APPEAL

The world-wide 2018 CrossFit Games Open is coming and like years past, we’ll be participating as a gym once again. Registering to play allows you to see where your fitness stacks up against the rest of the world/region/state/age division/etc. With that info you can plan for a better, more dedicated year to training/recovery/nutrition/habits/etc.

The way we do it is super fun: we’ll make three teams gym-wide with co-captains and fun team names. Then we’ll have a five-week internal competition full of laughter and sweat! The 2018 FCF Intramural Open will begin with 18.1 and end with 18.5, which will also a be a multi-event VERSUS throwdown.

That’s a lot to take in, especially if you’re new, but fear not! All will be explained in further detail beginning next week. Want to get a jump on it all?

  1. Register for the 2018 CrossFit Games Open
  2. Take the 2018 CrossFit Online Judges Course
  3. Send me the PDF of your complete Judges Course certificate
  4. Train hard, eat and recover well!

If you do all four things listed above and input an official score for all five events we’ll compensate the price of registration for your April dues! Those who also go all the way will receive a special treat from us at the gym.

Again, more details coming next week!

ARTICLES

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CrossFit WOD for Friday 1/26

“PETE” Rx

5 rounds for time:
27 wall balls, 20/14lbs
20 calorie row
15 box jumps, 24/20″
10 pullups

“PETE” Rx+

5 rounds for time:
27 wall balls, 30/20lbs
20 calorie bike/ski
15 box jump overs, 24/20″
10 chest-to-bar pullups

Post time to whiteboard!

Strength Ladder: 1(1,2,3,4,5,4,3,2,1)

Olympic Weightlifting WOD – Week 3/7, Day 3/3

deadlift + high pull + snatch, deadlift + high pull + clean

Powerlifting WOD – Week 3/7, Day 3/4

box squat + bands, sumo DL + bands, hamstrings, quads, jumps

Gymnastics WOD

midline work & stretching literally everything

Kettlebell WOD

shoulder mobility, kb clean review

6 rounds for quality:
6 bent over row
6 cleans
6 alternating presses
6 squats


A look ahead…

CrossFit WOD for Saturday 1/27

for time:
10 muscle-ups
75 push presses, 35/25kg

(rest 5-10 min)

for time:
10 hang squat cleans, 90/60kg
50 calorie row

(rest 5-10 min)

ma box jumps (24/20″) in 5 minutes

CrossFit WOD for Sunday 1/28

AMRAP in 7 minutes:
2-4-6-8-10-12… etc.
pullups
pistols

(3:00 rest)

AMRAP in 7 minutes:
5-10-15-20-25… etc.
jumping squats
weighted situps, 10/5kg

Going For a Walk

The 2018 Open is coming!

ARTICLES

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CrossFit WOD for Thursday 1/25

Rx

AMRAP in 30 minutes:
200m suitcase carry, R
200m suitcase carry, L
30 kettlebell swings
200m suitcase carry, R
200m suitcase carry, L
30 hip extensions

Performance

AMRAP in 30 minutes:
200m suitcase carry, R
200m suitcase carry, L
30 dumbbell snatches
200m suitcase carry, R
200m suitcase carry, L
30 burpees over dumbbell

Post rounds to whiteboard!

HIIT WOD

Tempo / Time Trial

6 sets
Row 15 cals
8 burpee box facing jump overs with new footwork standard
rest 60 sec
+
6 sets
AB 15 cals
8 1-arm alternating DB snatches @ 50lbs/35 with new hand switch standard
rest 60 sec

Three, Two, One

We have three athletes competing this weekend at the 2018 Armor Classic this weekend at Armor Athletics in Tacoma (formerly known as Trident Athletics). Wish Johnrey, Andrew S, and Andrew B good luck!

Also: POST-HOLIDAY PARTY THIS SATURDAY!

ARTICLES

+ The 2018 CrossFit Online Judges Course is live! – CrossFit Games

CrossFit WOD for Wednesday 1/24

for time:
300 double unders
200 air squats
100 T-pushups
then bench press 3-3-3-2-2-2
Post time to whiteboard!
Olympic Weightlifting WOD – Week 3/7, Day 2/4
deadlift + high pull + clean, rack jerks, front squats
Powerlifting WOD – Week 3/7, Day 2/4
wide grip floor press 1RM
ME floor press, 60/45kg
3xME bamboo bar
Kettlebell WOD
10 (alternating) medium windmills to prep for TGU, strict sit ups, side bends, Chinese planks, Simple & Sinister

Hang Cleans & Box Jumps (& Front Squats!)

Getting glutes warm!

ARTICLES

+ Hydrostatic Body Fat Testing at FCF – Foundation CrossFit

CrossFit WOD for Tuesday 1/23

front squat 5-5-3-3-1-1

for time:
25 hang power cleans
50 box jumps
25 hang squat cleans

Post time to whiteboard!

CompEx WOD

back squat DIE SETS, Regionals Run Triplet, Death By CTB

Gymnastics Strength WOD

handstand press work, compression work, hamstring stretching

HIIT WOD – Long Interval

10-to-1 burpee breathing ladder

SET 1: 1:00 stations, 3 rounds
– squat jacks
– shuttle run
– up/down plank
– single-leg v-up
– rest
SET 2: 2:00 stations, 2 rounds
– wall ball pass + burpee
– DB hop overs
– DB (wo)manmaker
– DB Russian twist
– sandbag ramp sprint
SET 3: 1 block sandbag carry, max load