Tasty Tuesday

Are you journaling your workouts?

If you aren’t taking data points about yourself then how do you know if you’re making progress? Recording the variables can allow you better training protocols as well: are you recovering well enough? Did you bite off more than you can chew in the beginning of the workout, only to burn out and try to survive until the end? What if you just slowed down and paced it out more intelligently? Writing notes down like that can definitely help you out the next time some similar flavor comes around.

Also: earn your WODclub membership!


+ FUEL: Ballerina – VICE

CrossFit WOD for Tuesday 5/9

EMOM 10 minutes: 2 clean & jerks, ascending


4 rounds for time:
100 double unders
20 dips
15 hang power clean, 25/15kg
10 hanging knee raise


4 rounds for time:
80 double unders
20 ring dips
15 hang power clean, 40/25kg
10 toes-to-bar

Post time to whiteboard!

Gymnastics Strength WOD

Focus: static HS, L-sit development. Line drills, Torso Stretching, Compression conditioning, Handstand kickup skills, Plank conditioning

Endurance WOD

RUN: 8x 200m, :60 rest between efforts

Monday the 8th

April Foundations graduate Ander D

Burpees are the ultimate expression of a human’s ability to get down and get up, taking you from a standing position to a prone position (laying on your chest and stomach) to a vertical jump. Scaling is simply a degree of speed and how many points of contact you take through the transitions.


+ Stop Deadlifting With a Mixed Grip – Dr. John Rusin

CrossFit WOD for Monday 5/8

deadlift 3x3x80%, 3x3x85%, 3x1x90%

3 rounds for time:
20 burpees

Rx = 400m run with 20/14# med ball. Scaled = 500m row.  Performance = 400m with 30/20# slammer on torso.

Do not use a mixed grip in today’s deadlifts. The mixed grip is a handicap that you should only ever use at competition, where completing the work is priority over everything else. In training we need to practice what’s necessary, be humble with our abilities, and work hard on what we can control. The imbalances built in the shoulders/upper back also don’t help you in the long run. With time and effort (we have PLENTY more deadlifts coming at you) we can make some great progress moving forward.

Olympic Weightlifting WOD – Week 7 out of 8: the Deload Before Max Week

snatch + push press, back squats, snatch-grip RDLs, stretching

This is the deload week before we max out again next week, so prep your body, take care of your trouble areas, and great ready.

Kettlebell WOD

– Primal movement mobility warmup
– Rack and overhead walk around the block
– We will work on skills related to cleans. Front squats and presses will be on the menu as well.

May’s First Friday

Happy Friday ya’ll! #champagnefriday #fcf #HYFRsquad #herowod #McGHEE

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Almost exactly a year ago!

First Friday is a little celebration we started back at CrossFit SLU when we wanted to celebrate life and training. It’s extended back to FCF and while we were hitting it hard for a while, it disappeared.

Well, it’s back!

– Athletes from 6am to 1pm expect some OJ, champagne for those of age, fruit, and other snacks!
– Athletes from 3:30pm expect some champagne, chips, and other snacks!

While we will try our best to provide for most, we’d like to see you guys bringing some stuff to share with your swolemates!


+ This Gym Was No Longer a Safe Space – Morning Chalk Up

CrossFit WOD for First Friday 5/5

EMOM for 10 minutes: 6 weighted pullups, then


AMRAP in 30 minutes:
400m run
20 wall ball, 20/14#
10 dumbbell thrusters, 2x 40/25kg


AMRAP in 30 minutes:
400m run
20 wall ball, 14/8#
10 single dumbbell thrusters, 30/20#


AMRAP in 30 minutes:
400m run
20 wall ball, 20/14#
10 thrusters, 61/43kg

Post rounds completed to whiteboard!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD

Snatch heavy, clean & jerk heavy. Maybe set a new PR.

Kettlebell WOD – New Friday class!

Abridged Primal Movement Warmup and Mobility

Carries around the block (suitcase)

Because we will have limited space, we will be working on basic movements at higher volume. Larger helpings of swings, presses and squats are on the menu. Prepare to sweat!

Gymnastics Strength – 8am!

max effort handstand work, dynamic L-sit work

core work, cast-wall walks, ring rows/lunges/HLR

Deadlifts: Week 2

Hugh M

Back in the day deadlifts used to be called “health lifts” because it’s the most basic of movement: pick up a load/weight from the ground to a standing position. Do this well and live a healthy life!


+ Optimize Your Mind and Boost Your Confidence feat. Justin Stenstrom – Brute Strength Podcast

CrossFit WOD for Thursday 5/4

deadlift 2x3x75%, 3x2x80%, 4x2x85%

3 rounds for time:
2 laps around the block
20 toes-to-bar

Post deadlift loads to whiteboard!

Endurance WOD

(Long Interval) 5x 800m run, 2:45 rest between efforts.

Who Doesn’t Love Lunges?

Not that they’re in today’s workout, but remember that along with all the squat variations we do it is important that we also focus on single-leg strength as well.


+ The Importance of Single Leg Training – CrossFit Perpetua

Upcoming Events

+ This Friday, 5/5, is First Friday! Bring something to share with your class- we’ll be providing the appropriate beverages and snacks throughout the day.
+ Also on Friday is the addition of another evening Kettlebell class.
+ On Saturday at noon we’ll be hosting another COMMUNITY CROSSFIT class! Free to anyone! Members can bring non-members! If you’re reading this YOU’RE INVITED!
+ Also on Saturday Crystal B, Devin B, Ali S, and myself will be coming up north in Everett at the Spring Shakedown 2.0 hosted by Composite CrossFit.
+ FCF Bingo is coming back…

CrossFit WOD for Wednesday 5/3


10-8-6-4-2 for time:
thrusters, 70/50kg

Fitness / Health

12-10-8-6-4 for time:
chest-to-bar pullups
thrusters, 43/29kg

Post time to whiteboard!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD

clean & jerk heavy, clean pull, front squat, stretching

Kettlebell WOD

Today’s class will be making use of the space we have before the before our first Friday (Yay!) class were we will be a bit more confined.

Primal Movement warmup and mobility with crawling races

Get-Up drill work until our Get-Ups are perfect and heavy

Snatches (swing regression) to sweat it out at the end of class.


Leslie B and Lauren A

Dumbbells and kettlebells will be showing up more often to get away from the monotony of the barbell. These individual weights allow more individually-natural movement, while showcasing limits between each side of the body. They also challenge your stability and balance in the positions you already know with the barbell.


+ Ep. 93 Greg Glassman – CrossFit and the Battle with Big Soda – Whole Life Challenge

CrossFit WOD for Tuesday 5/2

EMOM for 9 minutes: 3 power snatches, ascending

5 rounds for time:
20 alternating dumbbell snatch
500m row
20 dumbbell squats

Rx = 50/35#, Fitness = 30/20#, Performance = 24/16kg kettlebell

Post time to whiteboard!

HellaFit WOD

A 30-minute metcon to get you #hellasweaty.

Gymnastic Strength WOD – 7am

goals: dynamic straight-arm, static compression

midline work, stretching, skill work: L-sits, straddle compression, and pikes, stretching and conditioning.

Endurance WOD – 5:30pm

Short Interval: EMOM for 20 minutes: 100m run

A New Week + New Crew

April 2017 Foundations Graduates

With more class options! Let’s break it down:

CrossFit – our ongoing strength & conditioning classes based on constantly-varied functional movements executed at a relatively-high intensity. Offered seven-freaking-days-a-week.

Olympic Weightlifting – development of proficiency and power in the olympic lifts (snatch, clean & jerk). Offered M/W/F and soon to be Saturday.

HellaFit – our answer to boot-camp: conditioning (cardio + muscular stamina) workouts with more simplistic movements. Offered Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Kettlebell – for better kinesthetic awareness and mastery of strength, power, and stamina using the kettlebell. Offered M/W/F evenings.

Gymnastics Strength – classic core conditioning, flexibility, and bodyweight control are worked in these early-morning classes. Offered Tues/Fri mornings.

Mobility – the intention of these classes is on understanding better protocols for achieving better flexibility, movement/mobility, and recovery practices. Offered Tues/Thurs/Sun.

Competitive Exercise – also known as CompEx, this class is designed for those who are bit more competitive in the CrossFit atmosphere, or for those ready for more volume that you can get in a CrossFit class. Offered two times a weekend.


+ Introducing… Dave H! – Foundation CrossFit

“ISABEL” in less than 60 seconds:

CrossFit WOD for Monday 4/31


6 cycles of :40 on, :20 off
double unders
front lunges, 43/29kg
straight-leg situps
sumo deadlift high-pull, 43/29kg

Fitness / Health

6 cycles of :40 on, :20 off
single unders
hand-release perfect pushups
kettlebell front lunges, 24/16kg
ab-mat situps
kettlebell sumo deadlift high-pull, 24/16kg

Post each of the five exercise scores to the whiteboard!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD – Week 6, Day 1 (of an 8-week cycle)

snatch, snatch pull, back squat, stretch

Kettlebell WOD

– Primal movement warmup and mobility
– Front Squat and clean skill work. Basically working on “armour building” skills.
– Swing ladder to finish up the class.


Devin B

With the bar in the overhead position we’d like to see the wrists relaxed, stacked wrists, elbows, shoulder, rib cage, hips, knees, and ankles.

CrossFit WOD for Saturday 4/29

YGIG AMRAP in 12 minutes:
12 deadlifts
9 hang power cleans
6 jerks

– rest 3 minutes –

YGIG AMRAP in 12 minutes:
6 jerks
9 hang power cleans
12 deadlifts

Rx = 70/50kg, Fitness = 35/25kg. Post scores to whiteboard.

Competitive Exercise – 8am

Remember: we added a 12pm CompEx class on Sundays now too!

CFG 16.6


for time:
10 squat cleans, 75kg
8 squat cleans, 80kg
6 squat cleans, 88kg
4 squat cleans, 93kg
2 squat cleans, 100kg



YGIG for time:

20 burpees
15 sandbag cleans
weighted hill sprint

30 burpees
25 sandbag clean
weighted hill sprint

Foundations Class Graduation!

Filthy Fifties

Pullup/Run/Power Snatch

If you enjoy running as much as KB looks like she does, you should’ve have a problem with today’s workout!


+ Stability Now! – Bill Starr for the CrossFit Journal

CrossFit WOD for Champagne Friday 4/28

EMOM 10 minutes: 5 weighted pullups, as heavy as possible

3 rounds for time:
400m run
15 power snatch, 61/43kg

If you cannot do a strict pullup, go through the progressions given to you by your coaches. Post time to whiteboard!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD

snatch, clean & jerk

Kettlebell WOD coming next Friday!

Did You See?

Kai H, Nadia T, and Tina L

Our schedule has expanded! More classes and class times have been added to your muscular and sweaty pleasure. READ, DAMN IT, READ: http://foundationcrossfit.com/2017/04/2017-expanded-schedule/

We’re always tinkering, so if you have any ideas let us know.


+ Does the Sound of Noisy Eating Drive You Mad? Here’s Why. – TIME

She’s back!

CrossFit WOD for Thursday 4/27

5 rounds for time:
20 overhead squats, 43/29kg
20 toes-to-bar
20 calorie row

Performance uses Assault Bikes. Post time to whiteboard!

HellaFit WOD


50 each for time:

– wall balls
– active hangs
– double unders
– wall balls
– double unders
– active hangs
– wall balls