– Barbell Registration closes end of day!
– Community CrossFit Class Saturday at Noon
– Andrew & Tony compete at the Industrious Resolution Weightlifting Meet this Saturday
– We’ll be CLOSED on Sunday for The Movement Fix Seminar, which is an all-day event.
– Post-Holiday Gym Party on Saturday, January 27th at the Garage in the Echo Room. 6pm on!

CrossFit WOD for Friday 1/12


for time:
21 back squats, 84/60kg
7 rope climbs
15 back squats, 84/60kg
5 rope climbs
9 back squats, 84/60kg
3 rope climbs


21-15-9 reps for time:
back squats, BW/.7xBW
chest-to-bar pullups

Post time to whiteboard!

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

snatch high pull + hang power snatch + snatch, clean high pull + hang power clean + clean + jerk, accessories

Powerlifting WOD – Week 1/7, Day 3/4

squat 12x2x50

deadlift 8x1x75

3×15 GHR
3×10 kettlebell cheat clean + front squat
3×5 depth jump broad jump

Kettlebell WOD

Abridged Primal Movement Warmup and Mobility

Rack and OH work

Shoulder and hip mobility

Swings, presses and squats.

Gymnastics Strength WOD – 73

leg development

Odd-objects like heavy medicine balls and sandbags are the best/worst for simple workouts. Today you’ll run or walk a mile for time. All it takes is raw determination to finish.


+ Resolution: A Strong Foundation (Prologue) – Velocio (FEATURING OUR VERY OWN JO!)

CrossFit WOD for Thursday 1/11

6×2 split jerks (2 minute rests)

3×15 touch-n-go push press, 3 minute rests

4 sandbag laps for time

Post both of the heaviest successful loads and time to whiteboard!



Double Under progression, then

3 rounds for quality
1 min dbl db lunge steps
1 min dbl db press
1 min dbl db front squat
1 min dbl db bent over rows

AMRAP in 20 minutes:
1 gym length bear crawl
1 gym length lunge
1 gym length reverse bear crawl
1 gym length broad jump
1 gym length crab crawl

*every minute on the minute do 5 push ups

Olivia demonstrating some overhead strength


+ Foundation CrossFit will be closed Sunday so we can host THE MOVEMENT FIX Seminar with Dr. Ryan DeBell. Ryan and I have known each other for years now and a lot of the subjects he covers in his videos have been used in our programming from warmups to post-workout mobility/activations. There are only a handful of spots left available, so if you’re interested check out our facebook event for registration.

CrossFit WOD for Wednesday 1/10

for time:
50 dumbbell snatches, 50/35lbs
50 pistols

for time:
50 toes-to-bar
50 handstand pushups

for time:
50 box jump overs, 24/20”

Post all three times to whiteboard!

Olympic Weightlifting WODWeek 1, Day 2

clean high pull + hang power clean + clean + jerk, front squats,

Powerlifting WOD

floor press 10×1, JM presses, Tate presses, banded tricep extensions

Kettlebell WOD

shoulder mobility, abs, skill development: snatch, descending snatch ladder


Mark during last year’s CrossFit Games Open

Apparently registration for the 2018 CrossFit Games Open opens later this week. It begins in less than 50 days. Who’s ready to build the crew?


+ The Only Nutrition Article You’ll Ever Need – WODprep

CrossFit WOD for Tuesday 1/9

establish a heavy load for each of these:
– hang snatch 3-rep
– hang clean 3-rep
– front squat 3RM

Post results to whiteboard!

CompEx WOD

3 rounds for time:
7 muscle-ups
14 power snatches, 50%
21 cal

then AMRAP in 10 minutes: 10m weighted lunges


Long Interval

T-spine work
– reach, roll, lift
– pretzel twist
– banded wall back extension

3:00 on, 1:00 off for 6 cycles
two in, two out (each direction)
15 T-pushups
max cal row

2:00 on, 1:00 off for 5 cycles
– 30 lateral hops over mb
– max squat thrust slam ball

VERSUS throwdown

Just kidding, you’re more or less the same as you were last week! BUT that doesn’t mean you can’t build better training, nutrition, and recovery habits to truly change for the better. Shout out to those practicing better nutrition habits, to those getting more sleep, and to those who are showing up and training properly.


Costco Price Labels Perfectly Expose the Absurdity of Seattle’s New Sugary Drink Tax – The Blaze
– The new Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting programs begin today. You have until the end of the week to try a class or more, but you must be registered by Friday to continue it forward for the next 7 weeks.
– We have one more Community CrossFit class, free and open to the public, next Saturday at Noon. Sign up at this link and share it with anyone you might think is interested in trying a workout!
– Look at the sidebar to the right for more important dates coming your way. Mark you calendars now.

CrossFit WOD for Monday 1/8

establish a heavy 5-rep back squat in 12 minutes, then

EMOM for 20 minutes:
10 wall ball, 20/14#
10 burpees

Scale these two exercises up or down as you need to to complete them with to achieve :45 work/:15 rest, ideally in full sets.

Post name to whiteboard!

Strength Ladder


Olympic Weightlifting WOD – Week 1 Day 1

high pull + hang power snatch + snatch 60-75%, back squats, accessories

Powerlifting WOD – Week 1, Day 1

back squats, front squats, single-leg RDLs/glute-ham raises, box jumps

We will have two tracks for athletes: a linear program for novice and intermediate/advanced athletes, and the varied Conjugate Method program, which will be posted here on the blog.

Kettlebell WOD

movement patterns

Simple & Sinister

accessory work: shoulder love & abs!

Circuit Training
clean, left :30 seconds work/:0 off
clean, right :30 seconds work/:0 off
press, left :30 seconds work/:0 off
press, right :30 seconds work/:45 sec rest
repeat 3x


Have you found yourself in class partnered up with someone for the WOD and gave them a tip (based on your own experience) as to how to do a movement better? Maybe it was just a cue that has worked for you and you wanted to share it. Did it make you wonder what it would be like to be trainer? If you’ve thought of it multiple times and may have some interest in learning more, we are excited to share that we recently created a Coach Development Program.

Our Coach Development Program is a 6+ month process in becoming a CrossFit coach. Whether you have experience in the field or may be brand new, this program is designed to help you become a trainer by observing, participating, and shadowing in our classes and having a mentor(s) to check-in with your progress. Our program will also allow you to learn the Foundation CrossFit history, mission, and values that are beneficial to potentially becoming a part of the team.

If this sounds interesting to you, we’d love to hear from you. Please send us an email [ and cc:] with the subject line “CDP Letter” with a letter of intent explaining your interest and experience (if applicable).

Andrea during the Seattle Affiliate League 2014


+ Your Life Is Not an Endless PR. Stop Treating Your Training That Way – Athlete Daily
+ Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting programs begin this coming Monday. Registration for the either cycle ends IN ONE WEEK so you have a chance to try out the class and see the new formats. If you’d like to continue past the first week you must be registered. Overviews coming soon.
+ The Foundation CrossFit Post-Holiday Party is on Saturday 1/27 at The Garage (on Broadway). 6pm until last call probably…

CrossFit WOD for Friday 1/5


for time:
1000m row
50 thrusters, 20/15kg
30 pullups


20 minutes to establish a back squat 1RM

Performance = unbroken thrusters and c2b pullups. Post results to whiteboard!

Gymnastics Strength WOD

single leg strength development!

Kettlebell WOD

Movement patterns, Rack and OH work, Shoulder and hip mobility, Swings, presses and squats.

Foundation CrossFit NEWS

+ The next Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting cycles begin next week! If you want to participate, you must be registered for the programs beforehand. Hit the link and fill it out!
+ This Saturday is an EVERYONE-IS-WELCOME Community CrossFit class. Bring your friends/co-workers/loved ones/frenemies/neighbors and try a workout with us.
+ Our next Foundations On-Ramp Course begins Tuesday, January 16th. More details at the link!

CrossFit WOD for Thursday 1/4

establish a 1RM clean & jerk in 20 minutes, then


50-40-30-20-10 reps for time:
double unders

Or another simple variation of the workout. Post results to whiteboard!

HIIT WOD – 12pm

Tempo / Time Trial

20 Air Squats/Push Ups
15 Air Squats/Push Ups 31×1
10 Air Squats/Push Ups 4222
5 Air Squats/Push Ups 5333

– then –
20 Hanging Knee Raises/Ring Row
15 Hanging Knee Raises/Ring Row 2121
10 Hanging Knee Raises/Ring Row 3232
5 Hanging Knee Raises/Ring Row 4343

for time:
150 double dumbbell walking lunge steps
*EMOM 5 burpees

HIIT WOD – 5:30pm

Tempo / Time Trial

Death by 10m…. starting at 5!


150 plate facing burpees for time


WE WILL ROCK YOU wall sit + a surprise!


+ Enhancing Low Back Health Through Stabilization Exercise (PDF) – University of Waterloo

CrossFit WOD for Wednesday 1/3

establish within 15 minutes each:
– snatch 1RM
– 500m row

Let’s establish some numbers for 2018 so we can direct our training purposefully! First we’ll start with these two lifts and follow it up with some row sprints. How’s your technique? Do you know how to sprint start?

Post results to whiteboard!

Kettlebell WOD

warm up + accessories

complete 300 double kettlebell swings with perfect form. every time you break you must complete 2 sets of the complex:
2 double cleans
1 double press
3 front squats

Robyn S

What’s the difference between “power” and “full”/”squat” versions of the olympic lifts?

From Catalyst Athletics:

Coaches and athletes sometimes have different definitions of what constitutes a “power” receiving position. Most commonly, anything received with the thighs horizontal or higher is considered a power lift. Others will require the knee to be bent to no more than 90 degrees, and others will count only lifts with the thighs above horizontal (i.e. a lift with thighs exactly horizontal is too low). Some lifters will also intentionally receive power snatches with a much wider foot stance than in the snatch. This makes arresting the downward movement easier, but also means that the lift cannot continue into a full squat if the bar isn’t elevated adequately.

REGISTER FOR THE UPCOMING OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING or POWERLIFTING CYCLES NOW! The programs begin next Monday 1/8 and you must registered to attend.


+ Maybe It’s Not Just a Sandwich: A Nurse and Her Friends Take a Simple Idea to Seattle’s Streets – The Seattle Times

CrossFit WOD for Tuesday 1/2

every minute on the minute for 24 minutes:
– 5 ring muscle-ups
– 10 power snatches, 61/43kg
– 15 two-for-one wall balls, 20/14lbs

This is essentially high-skill interval training. The skills are most important: clean up your existing movement or challenge yourself to the next level of performance.



for 20 minutes:
10 touches 4-cone drill
7 clusters, choose weight
6 c2b/4 bmu


21-15-9 rft
hang power clean, 61/43kg
strict ring dips (can you muscle-up to high ring dips?)

5:00 max wall ball, 20/14#

Gymnastics Strength

pressing development

hollow/arch/plank, wrist prep, scap flow, Jefferson curls, dips & deficit handstand presses, straddle handstands, straddle handstand press negatives


Long Interval


a. for max reps:
1:00 row
1:00 burpees
1:00 double unders

1:00 rest

b. for max reps:
1:00 bike
1:00 mountain climbers
1:00 single unders

1:00 rest

repeat for 3 rounds


4:00 on, 2:00 off, for 3 rounds
20 slam ball
30 rotational lunge
40 curl-up


for 7 minutes:
30m death march
60m bear crawl