Ann-Marie D testing Guillaume C as Zheng W and Kelsi A look on

How’s your compression?

Next week we’ll be an assessment week: tests for mobility, technique, and of course, work capacity benchmarks such as max pullups, bench press 1-rep max, deadlift 1-rep max, 2k row, CGO 12.2, ANNIE, THE CHIEF, and EMOM lifts.

We’ll also say farewell to Wendy C and Cheryl C who’ll be moving to NYC. Be here for Sunday the 23rd where we plan to hit five tests in three different classes and those two ladies will be there in each of the three classes!

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+ Does Cupping Help Anyone Other Than Olympic Swimmers? – Seattle Times

Answer: Yes, and you can see Leslie B for your cupping needs: SiomClinic.org

CrossFit WOD for Wednesday 4/12

5 rounds for max reps. 1:00 stations of
– burpees
– box jumps, 24/20″
– dips
– jumping lunges
– row (calories)
– plank

Performance = burpees, 30/24″ box jumps, ring dips, pistols, Assault Bike, one-arm plank.

Post score to whiteboard!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD – Week 3 Day 2

no-feet clean + clean + jerk, front squat, dip + jerk drive + jerk

weighted 1/2 situp + situp, kb side bend/side, db bench fly, z-press

Kettlebell WOD

Primal movement (with crawling) warmup (GFE if you have been coming to class)

Swing skill work. Progressing to single-arm swings and snatches.

Squats and presses to finish

While the last weekend of March signaled the end of the CrossFit Games Open, that Sunday many of our members competed in an arguably more important physical competition: the Big Climb 31. These athletes, several of whom had just finished VERSUS X/CGO 17.5 the day before, scaled up 69 floors (or 1311 steps) up the Columbia Tower in order to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help in the fight against blood cancers.


The latest 2017 FCF Team

Out of 233 teams that raced that day, Team Foundation Climbers placed 20th overall, based on the aggregate of the top three times. That put us one spot ahead of Orange Theory (just throwing that out there)!

Everyone on our team performed amazing at the race, but what they really should be proud of is fundraising over $4,000 for an important cause!

There are a lot of people to recognize for their efforts in making this event as big of a success as it was.

First, there is the team who sweated it out in the stairwell- FCF athletes Paul Barkshire, Lauren Brogan, Joanne Kiesanowski, Emily Moss, Olivia Rother, Nathan Motsinger, Abhijit Hegde, Patrick Hodder, as well as friends and family like Anthony Aamodt, Conor Brogan, Michael Brogan, Vanessa Brogan, John Hodder, and Lennon Ward.

Secondly, a big thank you goes out to Tony and Nathan for putting our team shirts together. They were able to pull off a miracle in order to make sure the team was representing Foundation CrossFit in style.

Finally (and most importantly), we need to thank the donors for their incredible generosity. It is truly inspiring to see this community come together to support something meaningful.

The first 2011 FCF Team

If you are interested joining our great team next year, we will be posting instructions and start training in fall. In the meantime keep training!

Andrea V and Victor M

Props to all those who showed up for yesterday’s NANCY and didn’t allow the cherry-picking side of yourself to take over! The grit in choosing to show up for training, whether you’re great at it or it’s THE limit to your capacity, makes the biggest difference in your fitness.

Nice work- really proud of y’all. Now let’s see if the legs hold up for today.

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CrossFit WOD for Tuesday 4/11

“RANDI”

27-21-15-9 reps for time:
hang squat snatch, 43/29kg
toes-to-bar

Rx = 43/29kg, Fitness/Health = 25/15kg, Performance = 52/38kg

Compare to Monday 27FEB2017. Post results to whiteboard!

HellaFit WOD

GUESS!

Also: Mark your calendars. Our GYMNASTIC STRENGTH class will be tested next Tuesday at 7am, then added to the calendar in May.

Washingtonian Harrison Maurus representing the USA at the IWF Youth World Weightlifting Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. He set a 192kg clean & jerk record (that’s 422 lbs!) and won the 77kg Men’s category.

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5 Things You Learn After Your First CrossFit Open – Pure Pharma

Patrick has a nice debrief on our Foundation Climbers team coming Tuesday!

CrossFit WOD for Monday 4/10

bench press 3x3x90%, then

“NANCY”

5 rounds for time:
400m run
15 overhead squats

Rx = 43/29kg, Fitness = 25/20kg front squats, Performance = 52/38kg

Post rounds and reps to whiteboard!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD –  Week 3, Day 1

no feet snatch + snatch + snatch balance, back squat, strict press + snatch balance

1/2 v-up + v-up, db bent over row, front raise, weighted plank

Kettlebell WOD

Primal movement (with crawling) warmup (GFE if you have been coming to class)

Short Turkish Get Up skill refresher (or intro if new to movement)

Focused clean work. Making sure our rack position is solid. And working on efficiently moving from rack to overhead.

Squat or swing finisher (class choice).

Brian C

CrossFit WOD for Sunday 4/9

5 rounds, each for time:
~150m farmer’s walk
10 kettlebell ground-to-overhead
10 burpees

Rest 2:00 between rounds.

Post fastest time to whiteboard!

HellaFit WOD

AMRAPture

30 min AMRAP:

400m run
10 front squats
10 push presses
10 bent over rows
10 weighted lunges
10 controlled sit-ups

CrossFit WOD for Saturday 4/8

establish a heavy 3-rep deadlift, then

AMRAP in 7 minutes:
7 deadlifts, 80/55kg
35 double unders

Post max deadlift and score to whiteboard!

Competitive CrossFit

MOVEMENT PREP

5:00 stations:
– yoke anderson squats
– parallel bar walks/swinging dips
– mace swings
– weighted pullup

20 single leg hip extensions
sprint drills

CONDITIONING

EMOM for 20 minutes:
a. 2 sandbag ramp runs (SPRINT)
b: 10 dumbbell hang power cleans, 2×50/35#
c: 10 deficit HSPU
d: goat belly hold

STAMINA

27-21-15-9 reps for time:
kettlebell snatch, 24/16kg
box jump overs, 24/20″

ABS + STRETCH


Markham M

Remember we have FCF MOVIE NIGHT tonight after the last Olympic Weightlifting Class!

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CrossFit WOD for Friday 4/7

“JASON”

for time:
100 squats
5 muscle-ups
75 squats
10 muscle-ups
50 squats
15 muscle-ups
25 squats
20 muscle-ups

S01 (SEAL) Jason Dale Lewis was killed by an IED while conducting combat operations in Southern Baghdad July 6, 2007. We name this workout “Jason” in honor of his life, family, and courage. Donna, Jack, Max, and Grace, we’ll forget neither your husband and father nor your sacrifice and loss. Fair winds, Jason.

NOTES: There are a lot of different ways to scale and modify this workout, but like all HERO workouts, our goal is consistent, hard work throughout the entire workout. If the skill is too difficult use the “3 Strikes and You’re Out” movement rule: if you fail three reps in a row it’s time to scale the movement down so you can keep your workout working.

Post time to whiteboard.

Olympic Weightlifting WOD

if 1x/week: no feet snatch + snatch, muscle clean + no feet clean, overhead squats

if 3x/week: no feet snatch + snatch, muscle clean + no feet clean, slow jerk dip + jerk pop off + push press

weighted plank, chinese lat raise, plyo box jump, ramp sprints