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The Week Ahead 5/22 through 5/28

This weekend marks Memorial Day MURPH!

Last week’s programming was all about volume, squats, and squat volume. This week will see more variance: pullups, (full) cleans/toes-to-bar/box jumps, the Jon Zimmerman Memorial WOD, deadlifts, burpees/situps/front & back lunges, thrusters and double unders, the hero workout KUTSCHBACH, a row/russian kettlebell swing/wall sit TEAM WORKOUT, more pullups, and a dumbbell chipper!

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+ 5 Torn Pecs on Event 2? – FloElite

The way I see it? Most CrossFit athletes, even at the highest level, don’t practice virtuosity on the some of the gymnastics-based movements. A full lockout on the rings for a proper gymnast means a fully locked out elbow, using external rotation to keep the strap away from touching the arms. It would be a point deduction in the Still Rings event. Athletes who only practice a quick elbow lockout don’t get the full meal deal from the use of rings, which could lead to potential injury when driven beyond the point of exhaustion.

The same thing happened a couple of years back with the achilles/box jumps stuff. The lack of adequate plyometric training left the achilles not ready to be pushed that hard on game day, then POP.

CrossFit WOD for Monday 5/22

EMOM for 5:00: 10 strict/weighted pullups

21-15-9 reps for time:
clean & jerk, 61/43kg
toes-to-bar
box jumps, 24/20″

Post time to whiteboard!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD – Week 1, Day 1: Today we start a new cycle!

kneeling snatch turnovers, snatch presses, hang snatch high pulls, muscle snatches, strict presses, and back squats!

Kettlebell WOD

– Primal mobility warmup
– Shoulder stability and core work through Get-Up positions to the hand.
– Snatch drills to continue improvement focusing on proper drop

Thrusters Are Coming (Burpees Too)

Get ready for this Saturday where we will wrap up the 2017 Open with VERSUS X! Register for the event here!

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+ Burpees In the Open: We Aren’t Done Yet! – Break Parallel

CrossFit WOD for Monday 3/20

bench press 5x10x60%
tempo chin ups 2121 4×5

EMOM for 8 minutes: 5 thrusters, 61/43kg
EMOM for 8 minutes: 5 overhead squats, 61/43kg

Olympic Weightlifting WOD

ohs 60/3, 70/2, 80/1 (2)
snatch 60/2, 70/2, 76/1, 82/1, 88/1, 94/1, 98/1

:30 elevated pigeon/side
15 plyo pushup
20 overhand barbell bicep curl

Kettlebell WOD

Ground force
Swing skills
Squats finisher

Capitol City Weightlifting Championship

Today Tony L, Ann-Marie D, and Sam H represent FCF and Foundation Barbell down in Olympia!

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+ All of the CrossFit Games Open 17.4 Strategy Videos – The Barbell Spin

Here’s the start list for tomorrow if anyone’s down in Olympia and wants to support TL, AMD, and SH! #foundationbarbell

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CrossFit WOD for Saturday 3/18

2 cycles for max total reps. 4 rounds each of :20 on, :10 off
– max row/AD cal
– max situps
– max double unders
– max wall ball, 20/14# to 10/9′

1:00 rest between all intervals

Post total reps to whiteboard!

Tony To Bar


Tony L finishing a set of toes-to-bar

CrossFit WOD for Saturday 11/11

CGO 14.4

AMRAP in 14 minutes:
60 calorie row
50 toes-to-bar
40 wall ball, 20/14# to 10/9′
30 power cleans, 61/43kg
20 muscle-ups

Compare to 26JAN2016. Post time to whiteboard!

Not Double Pyramid Helen

Mark G, Jeff P, Tony L, Cheryl C

How many people will skip CrossFit class today because they’re scared of rowing? Believe me, you don’t hate it, you don’t suck at it, you’re just scared.

If you were thinking about not coming, I double dog dare you to show up and kick a C2’s ass.

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+ 4 Tips to Improve Your Rowing Technique – Box Life Magazine

CrossFit WOD for Deload Wednesday 1/18

NOT Double Pyramid HELEN

for time*:
1500m row
63 wall ball, 20/14#
36 pullups
1000m row
42 wall ball, 20/14#
24 c2b pullups
500m row
21 wall ball, 20/14#
12 strict pullups

If you feel pretty damn good today, feel free to go for it. If your body needs some recovery just go through this list bit by bit with plenty of rest in between. Short sets. There is no time limit so you can mosey on through as you’d like.

Post time (or just attendance) to whiteboard.

Olympic Weightlifting WOD – w4d2

front squat, clean + front squat + jerk complex, behind-the-neck push press

Kettlebell WOD

GFE
Planks/Armbars
Skills: Snatch
Strength Day #5: 8 swings per arm every minute for 10 minutes