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Celebrating Olga

We all look forward to meeting Olga & Guillaume’s little one!

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+ Two Minutes of Sprint-Interval Exercise Elicits 24-hr Oxygen Consumption Similar to That of 30 min of Continuous Endurance Exercise – Research Gate (via Sarah A)

CrossFit WOD for Thursday 11/16

PregNANCY (Get it?!)

5 rounds for time:
500m row
8 push press, 52/38kg
7 overhead squats, 52/38kg

If you can wear body armor/weight vest/ruck/or 20/14lbs med ball on your front side, do it!

Post time to whiteboard!

HIIT Classes today are Long Interval

Pull & Push

ANNOUNCEMENT

Beginning this month we will begin our new HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) Classes, replacing HellaFit on Tuesdays 12pm/5:30pm and on Thursdays 12pm/5:30pm. There is no change to HellaFit on Sundays.


1. In the snatch, you pull the weight from the ground, rotate the bar through the shoulders, then push the bar to lock it out and receive the bar.

2. In the muscle-up, you pullup so strongly that you land on top of the implement (rings, bar), then must dip out to finish the rep.

3. In the clean & jerk, you pull the bar up from the ground to the rack position, take a breath and reset the midline, then push the bar up as you push your body down into a power or split position.

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+ A Lesson From the Biggest Losers: Exercise Keeps Off the Weight – NY Times

CrossFit WOD for Wednesday, November 1st

AMRAP in 22 minutes:
200m run
8 hang power cleans, 61/43kg
8 muscle-ups
200m run
8 snatches, 61/43kg
8 muscle-ups

Post scores to whiteboard! (run doesn’t count for anything! just reps)

Olympic Weightlifting WOD – Buffer Week, Day 2/3

3-position clean, front squat max

Powerlifting WOD – Week 6/7, Day 2/4

pause squat, deficit deadlift, GHRs, box jumps, front-elevated split squat, kettlebell swings, banded plank

Kettlebell WOD

Primal mobility

Turkish Getup focus

Swings and lunges to finish class

The Start

Nathan and Guillaume doing some movement & mobility prior to their first Weightlifting meet earlier this year

Since we’re at the beginning of a Nutrition Challenge we’re going to hit a bunch of things we can “benchmark” and retest at the end of the cycle. This way we can measure your performance progress.

Expect pistols/clean & jerks, big chipper, Linchpin Test 1 (run/thruster/pullup), dumbbell snatch/box jump/burpees, RYAN, 2:00 Assault Bike test, FIGHT GONE BETTER, and double unders/snatches. Not to mention it’s Week 5 of the Olympic Weightlifting cycle- would anyone be up for an in-house Weightlifting Meet? Also the beginning of the new Powerlifting cycle.

You can still register for the Nutrition Challenge! Deadline is end of day, Friday the 13th

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+ The Ultimate Guide to MCT Oil – Onnit

CrossFit WOD for Monday 10/9

3 rounds for time:
30 pistols
10 ground-to-overhead

Rx = 61/43kg, Performance Rx = 84/61kg.

Post time to whiteboard!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD – Week 5/7, Day 1/3

snatch complex, back squats, pullups, v-ups, broad jumps, reverse hypers

Powerlifting WOD – Week 1/5, Day 1/4

squat max, deadlift max, GHR, hip extension, banded mid-back extension, good morning, weighted situp

Kettlebell WOD

Primal Mobility

Shoulder packing and stability exercises

Detailed Clean Focus. We will be working on varying weights to own the movement.

Squat and rows to finish

HOTSHOTS 19

Nathan and Guillaume mobilizing prior to lifting

Mobilizing trouble spots prior to lifting is another way to stay successful in the gym. If your rack, receiving, and/or overhead positions leave something to be desired then it would benefit you greatly in spending two minutes or more before class working into those tissues.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

This Friday , September 1st, there is no 6:30pm Olympic Weightlifting class. There will be a 7:30pm Olympic Weightlifting class. Please remember to RSVP.

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+ Never Satisfied, Or Never Happy? – CrossFit Invictus

CrossFit WOD for Wednesday 8/30

HOTSHOTS 19

6 rounds for time:
30 squats
19 power clean, 61/43kg
7 strict pull-ups
400m run

Post times to whiteboard / comments!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD

snatch max, clean & jerk max

Kettlebell WOD

Primal mobility

Clean and snatch skill work

Rows and squats

Trident Championships 2017 Recap

Big thanks to M. Street of Fulcrum Training Hall for snapping the picture!

Robyn S, Vicky B, Gabrielle F, Bri M, Kylie C, Megan K, Nathan M, Guillaume C, and myself all competed this past weekend under the watchful eye of Adrian T at the Trident Championships 2017 down at Trident Athletics in Tacoma. A huge thanks to the support crew who came out including but not limited to Eli S, EJ B, Jaime M, Olga C, Jo K, Tina L, and everyone who watched it on facebook live! Many PRs, qualifications for the American Open Series, and a 3rd Place finish for mama Vicky!

I’ve linked the archived facebook streams below if you’d like to watch (Especially Women’s Open Session A)

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+ Trident Championships 2017 (Achieved) Live Streams – Facebook

CrossFit WOD for Tuesday 6/27

5 rounds for total reps:
max alternating kettlebell presses
max pullups

Fitness = 12/8kg, Rx = 2×20/12kg, Performance = 24/16kg and chest-to-bar pullups.

Post all 5 round totals to whiteboard.

HellaFit WOD

Our take on bootcamp workouts, this class challenges you for the entire hour with a blend of strength and conditioning that works all the major muscle groups and focuses on functional movement. HellaFit will get you #hellasweaty while having #hellafun!

Endurance WOD

Short Interval: 6x 400m runs at 75% effort

Gymnastics Strength WOD

SKILLS: Slack Line, stretching, conditioning, midline conditioning

Trident Championships 2017 Live Streams

Big thanks to Trident Athletics for always running a smooth, fun event!

Women’s Open Session B (Robyn S, Vicky B)

Men’s Open Session B (Nathan M, Guillaume C)

Women’s Open Session A (Gabrielle F, Kylie C, Bri M, Megan K)

Men’s Open Session A (Andrew B)

What Rest?


Ann-Marie D testing Guillaume C as Zheng W and Kelsi A look on

How’s your compression?

Next week we’ll be an assessment week: tests for mobility, technique, and of course, work capacity benchmarks such as max pullups, bench press 1-rep max, deadlift 1-rep max, 2k row, CGO 12.2, ANNIE, THE CHIEF, and EMOM lifts.

We’ll also say farewell to Wendy C and Cheryl C who’ll be moving to NYC. Be here for Sunday the 23rd where we plan to hit five tests in three different classes and those two ladies will be there in each of the three classes!

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+ Does Cupping Help Anyone Other Than Olympic Swimmers? – Seattle Times

Answer: Yes, and you can see Leslie B for your cupping needs: SiomClinic.org

CrossFit WOD for Wednesday 4/12

5 rounds for max reps. 1:00 stations of
– burpees
– box jumps, 24/20″
– dips
– jumping lunges
– row (calories)
– plank

Performance = burpees, 30/24″ box jumps, ring dips, pistols, Assault Bike, one-arm plank.

Post score to whiteboard!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD – Week 3 Day 2

no-feet clean + clean + jerk, front squat, dip + jerk drive + jerk

weighted 1/2 situp + situp, kb side bend/side, db bench fly, z-press

Kettlebell WOD

Primal movement (with crawling) warmup (GFE if you have been coming to class)

Swing skill work. Progressing to single-arm swings and snatches.

Squats and presses to finish

CHIEF

G$, the chief

THE CHIEF is a fun interval test to see how much work you can maximize per round, but repeat for multiple times. What is your drop off like, if any? Could you add another round in to each of your cycles? Which of the three exercises hold you back? Which of the three exercises lend to your strengths? Did you time the work properly to maximize the allotted time? So many factors, but a focus on one or more could lead you to better results.


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+ Exposing the Importance of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) – Breaking Muscle


CrossFit WOD for Skills Friday 1/6

“THE CHIEF”

max rounds in 3 minutes:
3 power cleans, 61/43kg
6 pushups
9 squats

Rest 1 minute. Repeat for a total of 5 cycles.

Compare to 2016 1014. Post all five scores to whiteboard.


Olympic Weightlifting WOD – w2d3

overhead squat, snatch, clean + push press + jerk

Are you honest and consistent?