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Pull! Pull! Pull!

Nate A at UrbanCF’s FIGHT GONE BAD circa 2011

The pulling movement pattern should be solid: pull the shoulder blades (“scaps”) together, following through with the elbows. In the row, you drive with the legs and finish with the elbows. In the hang power clean, you drive with the legs and finish with the elbows (first up then forward). In the Pendlay row, you simply hold the position and finish with the elbows.

Better scap function lead to better posture and more efficient movement patterns overall!

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+ Macro Calculator – CALCULO

CrossFit WOD for Thursday 6/15

EMOM for 4 min: 12reps strict or weighted pullups

4 rounds for time
250/200m row
15 hang power cleans 61/43kg
15 Pendlay row, 61/43kg

Post time to whiteboard!

HellaFit WOD

A metcon to test your mental and physical stamina, guaranteed to get you #hellasweaty.

Endurance WOD

Long Interval: 4x 1000m, 60sec rest, 400m, 2min rest, 200m, 30sec rest

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!

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+ FUEL: Ballerina – VICE

CrossFit WOD for Tuesday 5/9

EMOM 10 minutes: 2 clean & jerks, ascending

Fitness

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

Performance

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

Tasty Tuesday

Wendy C, Crystal B during 17.5

Have you filled out our SPRING ATHLETE SURVEY yet?!

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+ Paleo Lunchbox Ideas – Nom Nom Paleo

A handful of FCF athletes are dialing in their nutrition a whole bunch of different ways (quality-wise like W30 or paleo, quantity-wise counting macronutrients or calories) for a multitude of different reasons (weight-loss, weight-gain, health markers, getting right for summer, etc.) and we’ve started a facebook support group for anyone interested in joining in.

CrossFit WOD for Tuesday 4/4

Rx

for time:
70 wall ball, 20/14# to 10/9′
60 russian kbs, 24/16kg
50 HR pushups
40 t2b
30 db squat snatch

Performance

for time:
60 wall ball, 20/14# to 11/10′
50 perfectly-vertical kbs, 32/20kg
40 HSPU
30 knees-through-elbows
20 kb squat dead snatch, 32/20kg

Let’s test your capacity and see how UNBROKEN you can do this workout. Post time to whiteboard!

HellaFit WOD

THE UPHILL

30 min AMRAP:

10 shuttle sprints
20 hanging leg raises / v-ups
30 squat+press
40 walking lunges
50 KBS

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Not JT

Flashback Friday: Colin B doing HSPU back at FCF 3.0

Some random things:
– Tomorrow we are hosting a FREE COMMUNITY WORKOUT at 12pm SHARP. Bring anyone you want! Just show up!
– Not this coming Saturday, but NEXT Saturday is our Holiday Party at Optimism Brewery.
– Registration for the 2017 CrossFit Games Open is up! This year will be like last year at FCF w/ the Intramural Open starting with VERSUS X and ending with VERSUS XI!
– Apparently if you purchase a pair of the new Reebok CrossFit Nano 7’s then you get a free 2017 CrossFit Games Open registration!

Also: I already registered myself AND Team Foundation CrossFit:

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+ China Facing Weightlifting Ban as IOC Sanctions More Athletes Over Doping – BBC Sports

CrossFit WOD for Skills Friday 1/13

Fitness

5 rounds for time:
9 Z-press, 20/15kg
9 pushups
9 dips

Performance

5 rounds for time:
9 hspu
9 pushups
9 ring dips

Olympic Weightlifting WOD

overhead squat, snatch + snatch balance, 2 cleans + 1 jerk