That concludes our week of supplements. Learn something? Like it? Let us know! Maybe we could go even further in this complicated and oversaturated market. It can be very overwhelming in an aisle, let alone a supplement store like GNC or SuperSupplements.

So to conclude our week, let’s chat some random notes:

– Remember that supplements ABSOLUTELY DO NOT REPLACE CLEAN NUTRITION. Quality food, quality hydration. Get that down first, then you might need to fill in the blanks with choice supplementation.
– Ladies, these lists don’t change for you either. If it was easy to get big, most dudes wouldn’t be so skinny and in the gym so often! It’s something is specific for men, the brands will also have something specific for women!
– If you are going to supplement, start with health-biased things like a multivitamin, fish oil (Omega-3s) or CLAs for vibrant tissues, probiotics for a balanced gut, ZMA/Zinc for rest & recovery, Vitamin D because you live in Seattle.
– If you are short on time and absolutely cannot access quality food then, in order, I’d suggest a quality protein (pre or post-workout), creatine (add to one of the other things), and BCAAs (intra-workout).
Vegan? Vegetarian? I got recs for you too!
– Avoid taking something just because your favorite athlete is taking it.
– RESEARCH THESE THINGS! Take what you think you need, not what you want.
– A nice trick for those who move around a lot, it’s helpful to have containers to hold your stack:

Pricey vs Not, just have it ready!

– Andrew’s BEGINNER STACK: eating good food, bringing the intensity to workouts, and better sleeping habits!
– Andrew INTERMEDIATE STACK: creatine and whey protein (or protein isolate if you have a sensitive stomach)
– Andrew’s current personal stack: Ghost Lifestyle LEGEND (Watermelon) pre-workoutLegion Recharge (BCAA), Ghost Lifestyle WHEY (Cereal Milk) protein, ON Creatine (added to one of the previous things), and LiftMode L-Theanine (added to pre-workout or creatine for a calming energy)
– Questions? Ask!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. Additional POWERLIFTING classes at 5:30pm and 7:30pm on Monday/Wednesday/Friday. Registration for both Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting cycles remain open until Monday evening.
2. We have FOUR teams of four competing Saturday at the 2018 Battle at the Ballpark at Safeco Field. FCF Baseball night at the game later that day!
3. Our JULY 4th SCHEDULE is as follows: 9am, 10am, and 11am CrossFit classes. One 9am Foundation Barbell session for two hours.

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CrossFit WOD for Friday 6/29

CINDY

as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes:
5 pullups
10 pushups
15 squats

– or –

MARY

as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes:
5 handstand pushups
10 pistols, alternating
15 pullups

Post scores to whiteboard!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD – Week 1/4, Day 3/3

front squat 60/5 (5). 1-minute rests.
power clean + hang clean + jerk 65/1 (3)
push press 50/3 (3)

GHR 5×3-5
single-leg stiff-leg deadlift 5×5/side
midline, 200 reps total
– abs, back, obliques, glutes, hip flexors
– athlete choice, but ask coach if unsure

Powerlifting WOD – Week 1/4, Day 3/3

seated box jump 4x3x75%

press 85% / 5+
deadlift 65% / 5 (8)

sumo RDL 5×15
bicep opener 5×5

midline, 200 reps total
– abs, back, obliques, glutes, hip flexors
– athlete choice, but ask coach if unsure

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