We’re going to have guest coach Chelsea coming in to help with the classes at FCF.

Chelsea is a Level 3 CrossFit Trainer and has been around the Seattle CrossFit community for a very long time and plans to open a CrossFit Affiliate in the White Center neighborhood of Seattle in the near future. Follow her on instagram here to see all the cool stuff she’s doing.

She’ll be on in the evening classes on Friday and CompEx on Saturday morning!

Coach Sarah and Colin finally welcomed their baby into the world on Monday, sharing a birthday with Coach Andrew! From the new mama bear:

Colin and I welcomed our baby girl into the world last night!

Leta (pronounced lee-tah) Dean Bleckner was born at 9:34pm, 6 lbs 10.8oz and 19.25 inches long. She came out with her eyes open and pooping!

Labor was long and the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but pushing was a breeze 😉

Thank you all for your love and support 💕

We wish them much happiness with the growth of the family and hope to see them back in FCF soon!

Andrew will be competing at the American Open Series 3 weightlifting meet in Las Vegas on Thursday evening at 6pm PST on the BLUE platform. USA Weightlifting will be live streaming the entire weekend’s events here.

Did you know that Guinness World Records will be at the event to determine if this will be the largest weightlifting meet ever. With five platforms working around the clock over 4 days (it’s usually 3 platforms over 3 days) and over 1600 athletes this one’s going to be a doozy.

You can play this video when it’s time:

We wish him good luck!

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Lots of fun ahead of you this week! The weather is turning so make sure you’re prepared with the appropriate clothes and footwear when coming in this week.

Powerlifting Week 3 PDF

Olympic Weightlifting Week 3 PDF

ARTICLES

+ The New Girls – CrossFit Journal
+ Why Sue Bird Stayed In Seattle – SB Nation
+ The Keto Diet is a Recipe for Disaster – The Outline

New CrossFit Games info:

I like it! Many more opportunities for athletes throughout the year- more events for us common folk to watch!

Part 4 (the finale) of the Brent Fikowski docuseries ALL IN:

RECOMMENDATIONS

Don’t have too much this week: someone asked me about weightlifting belts- you don’t need them at all. That said, if it’s been over a year and you’ve struggled to stay tight under lifts even after mastering the Valsalva Maneuver then maybe you could use some help. This one is very similar to the only brand and style of belts I’ll ever recommend for a CrossFitter: 2Pood Straight Belts!


Stop buying Harbinger!

With the change in weather (and the heat dissapearing) you won’t be able to dry out as quickly as you’d like, maybe leading to your gear having some gnarly odors. Adjust that real quick with some bamboo charcoal odor removing packets. I use these in my closet and gym bag and in my daughter’s diaper pail.

Katie, Stacey, Kelsey, and Zoe hitting a partner stretch

We hope your three-day weekend is great! Big thanks to everyone who came out and threw down for Saved By the Barbell yesterday.

LABOR DAY SCHEDULE:

– 9am CrossFit
– 9am Powerlifting
– 9am Olympic Weightlifting

– 10am CrossFit

– 11am CrossFit

RSVP for your classes!

This week is DELOAD WEEK! Take a gander at our plans for the following couple of days:

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Powerlifting: Week 2 PDF

Olympic Weightlifting: Week 2 PDF

ARTICLES

+ USA Weightlifting September 2018 Update – USA Weightlifting
+ CLB Hopes to Compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics – BarBend
+ Dubai CrossFit Championship is First-Sanctioned CrossFit Event – Morning Chalk Up

RECOMMENDATIONS

This might be the better option for a mobility tool. The once-popular Black and Deckers aren’t as available anymore!

Although the weather isn’t as hot as it was, the wear and tear on your body (especially if you do more than one FCF class a day!) means you need to stave off the body breaking down your own muscle tissue between workouts. BCAA supplements may be beneficial to holding you over until you can get a nutritious meal in.

For those that follow me on social see that I record a lot of my workout sessions. I do this because I get to immediately see what I did right and wrong, make adjustments, and use instagram as a workout journal. Using a bunch of tips a tricks I can usually get some fun shots (and I definitely have my go-to-angles), but tripods always make it easier. I had one of these pocket tripods last year and used it often unless I misplaced it- but I just found it again so I’ve been pulling it out on the daily. Do yourself a favor and get some of your hard work out there! Don’t forget to hashtag #HYFRsquad (the general FCF hashtag) and #FoundationBarbell when appropriate!

Join us (and thousands of CrossFit affiliates around the world) on Saturday during the 9am, 10am, and 11am classes for SAVED BY THE BARBELL

Saved by the Barbell is an annual, world-wide CrossFit community Labor Day workout and fundraising effort to bring CrossFit to more kids everywhere.

Each year, rates of chronic diseases like type-2 diabetes, obesity, and liver disease – conditions once associated with the sick and elderly – rise among children, from toddlers to teenagers.

And yet each year, more schools reduce their physical education programs. Recess is becoming a thing of the past. Cafeteria food, deeply flawed nutrition education, and sugar-stocked vending machines only contribute to the problem. And schools where children grow up in poverty, food deserts, and disadvantaged communities pose even greater challenges to kids’ health.

Read more here.

DONATE HERE.

the Magical Baby Jedi loading her bar for deadlifts

Remember that each workout has a specific intention for stimulus- it’s not always JUST for speed/time or load/weight/max.

So what if you can’t do the workout “as Rx”? CrossFit is INFINITELY SCALABLE and can be adjusted for each individual and their skill level.

Being mindful of how your workout fits into the grand scheme of your fitness is just as important. You could crush it today- but will that soreness take your out for the rest of the week? What happens if you go too hard or assume you can do a movement when it’s not safe and then sustain an injury? What’s the bigger picture?

Everyday your coaches will discuss what the intended stimulus is for each workout. Pay attention and bring your best to do it right.

ARTICLES

+ See Ruth Bader Ginsberg Crush a TRX Workout – BarBend

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: WATCH ICARUS ON NETFLIX!

CrossFit WOD for Wednesday 8/29

5-4-3-2-1 reps for time:
power cleans, 84/68kg
burpee box jumps, 32/24″
muscle-ups

Post time to whiteboard!

Kettlebell WOD

1K row, Dynamax wheels

– 3×20 DKB Romanian deadlifts
– 3×20 Single leg deadlifts (10 a side)
– 3×20 KB cossack squats

5 rounds of 1-minute intervals:
row
DKB push press
DKB front squats
DKB swings
rest

finish out with abs

UPCOMING EVENTS

+ Tough Mudder w/ the FCF AWAY TEAM, 9/22

Steven was nice enough to get the ball rolling and create the team- now we just need more team members! We’re signed up for Saturday FULL LENGTH event- what I essentially call “20 rounds of a 800m run + an obstacle”. It’s a fun team event where you really want to be with a team for the entirety of the time you’re there. REGISTER HERE!