Pink hair, don’t care

A huge congratulations to Aimee who became the 2nd person to enter the 1500-level of the FCF WOD Club! She’s been an integral part and supporter of our community for SEVEN years!

PROGRAMMING

Mobility Monday 12/17

back squat 5×5, then

AMRAP in 15 minutes:
15 wall ball, 20/14# to 10/9′
9 double unders
3 muscle-ups

Go unbroken for each exercise set. Muscle-ups ideally on rings, but bar is okay. Do 3 pullups + 3 dips if modifying muscle-ups. Post time to whiteboard.

Taco Tuesday 12/18

50-40-30-20-10 reps for time:
calorie row
pushups

Performance does rower and hand-release pushups. Post time to whiteboard.

Working Womxn’s Wednesday 12/19

TEAM MACHO MAN

3 power cleans
3 front squats
3 shoulder-to-overhead
EMOM for as long as possible

Use 60% of 1RM CJ if possible. You will be partnered up. Try to be the last team standing! Post score to whiteboard.

Tasty Thursday 12/20

work up to a heavy set of 5 deadlifts, then

10-8-6-4-2 squat cleans for time. Run 200m at the start of each round. Scale weight as needed. It should be heavy enough so that the first set cannot be done unbroken.

Champagne Friday 12/21

CGO 13.3

AMRAP in 12 minutes:
150 wall ball, 20/14# to 10/9′
90 double unders
30 muscle-ups

Monday’s workout was the preview for today. Work hard to set a KAREN record then continue working through the higher skills. Post time to whiteboard.

Teamwork Saturday 12/22

The 12 Days of CrossFit

perform the following in cumulative song format, for time:
100m sprint
2 bear crawls, 30′
3-second handstand
4 dumbbell clean & jerks
5 dive-bomber push-ups
6 knees-to-elbows
7 kettlebell swings, 24/16kg
8 hanging leg-raises
9 ring dips
10 squat thrusts
11 pullups
12 rocking pistols

Compare to 12/7/18, 12/22/17. Time cap is 44 minutes. Post time to whiteboard.

Strength Sunday 12/23

4×8 deadlift

CINDY

AMRAP in 20 minutes:

5 pull-ups

10 pushups

15 squats

Finisher
20 Turkish get-ups. Post numbers to whiteboard!

ARTICLES

+ CrossFit is Amassing an Army of Doctors Trying to Disrupt Health Care – Vox
+ Rally Cycling Adds Olympian to Women’s Performance Staff – Rally Cycling
+ Sleepless No More in Seattle- Later School Start Times Pays Off For Teens – NPR


Dave and Kelsey

PROGRAMMING

Monday 12/10

work up to a heavy snatch, then

“AMANDA”
9-7-5 reps for time:
ring muscle-ups
(squat) snatches, 61/43kg

Post time to whiteboard.

Tuesday 12/11

work up to a heavy set of  1 clean + 2 jerks, then

Rx
3 rounds for time:
500m row
50 double unders
25 unbroken wall ball, 20/14#

Performance
500m row
50 unbroken DU
25 unbroken wall ball, 30/20#

Row at your 2k average so you can go unbroken elsewhere! Post time to whiteboard.

Wednesday 12/12

for time:
1600m run
40 pullups
40 pushups
1200m run
30 pullups
30 pushups
800m run
20 pullups
20 pushups
400m run
10 pullups
10 pushups

*40 minute time cap. Break up into manageable sets and don’t burn out too quick. Post time to whiteboard.

Thursday 12/13

deadlift 4×7 at 60-70% of 1RM, then

“DT”
5 rounds for time:
12 deadlifts
9 hang power cleans
6 push jerks

Rx = 70/48kg. Game plan your reps: do 11 deadlifts, drop and breath, then the 12th deadlift starts the HPC. Same concept with HPC into jerks. Post time to whiteboard.

Friday 12/14

back squat 5-5-4-4-2-2-1-1-1, then

“FRAN”
21-15-9 reps for time:
thrusters, 42/29kg
pullups

Go all out and meet the goal of going sub-5:00. Post time to whiteboard.

Saturday 12/15

find a heavy set of a 3-rep bench press in 20 minutes, then

AMRAP in 4 min:
400m run
max air squats

AMRAP in 4 min:
400m run
max alternating dumbbell snatches, 50/35#

AMRAP in 4 min:
400m run
max burpees

The workout today is about INTENSITY. The run should be at 85-90% pace and as soon as you return start repping out the exercise. REST WHEN YOU’RE DONE. Score = squats + snatches + burpees. Post score to whiteboard.

Sunday 12/16

every 90 seconds for 39 minutes: 1 snatch

– Start with 40% 1RM snatch
– Add 2-5kg each minute
– Once an athlete fails 3 times, move onto clean & jerks.
– Once an athlete fails 3 C&J, move onto deadlifts

Retest of 11/27. Can you perform better? Post loads to whiteboard. Post time to whiteboard.

ARTICLES

+ Mark Your Calendars: 2019 CrossFit Open Dates Announced – Morning Chalk Up
+ New Discovery May Soon Allow You to Eat Whatever You Want Without Gaining Weight – Forbes

 

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NEWS

FCF Bingo is here! Grab a sheet and start playing. If you have any questions or need clarification don’t hesitate to ask and make sure you read the rules on the back of the sheet!

We’re also in our 3rd year of support of the Swedish Cancer Institute Adopt-a-Family:

The holidays are here and what better way to celebrate than giving to others in the local community who could use some extra cheer!? Many patients who receive care at Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) find themselves overwhelmed as they try to manage treatment, work, and family obligations during the holiday season. To make this time of year a bit brighter, SCI has an annual tradition of supporting patients and families to provide food items, toiletries, and small gifts/comfort items. The donors remain anonymous and are given a “wish list” from the families. Most of these patients are in the middle of treatment and often don’t have the time or energy to even buy groceries for a holiday meal. One meal for these families means one less thing to worry about. For those interested in participating in this cause, donating one item from their personalized wish lists will go a long way towards making a difference in their lives.

Beginning this week we will have marked boxes and plastic bins out in the gym. There will be a sign up sheet with the families’ wish lists! Please sign up by writing your name and last initial in the box next to the item you are willing to donate and bring in your item(s) by Sunday December 16th. You may sign up for more than one item if you wish.

Thank you for helping us give to those in need!

PROGRAMMING

Monday 12/3

back squat 8×3 at 75-85% of 1RM

“HELEN”

3 rounds for time:
400m run
21 kettlebell swings, 24/16kg
12 pullups

Athletes should run at a pace where they can pick up the KB as soon as they get back.
Focus should be on taking as few breaks as possible. Performance should go unbroken for every set. Post time to whiteboard.

Taco Tuesday 12/4

SNATCH
7 ascending sets of:
1 power snatch + snatch + OHS

10 rounds for time:
30 unbroken double unders
10 burpees

During the burpees, move at a pace that allows you to pick up the jump rope right after the 10th one. Post time to whiteboard.

Wednesday 12/5

Work up to a heavy set of 3 (full) cleans

EMOM for 21 minutes:
a. 15 dumbbell deadlift
b. 12 dumbbell cleans
c. 9 burpees

* Rx = 2×50/35 lbs.
** Add 1 burpee every round
*** Max burpees in final minute

Focus should be on going “all out” for each movement and then using the remaining time in the minute to recover. Athletes should have at least :30 of rest for the DB movements.

Score is number of burpees on last set. Post score to whiteboard.

Thursday 12/6

find max weighted pullup in 15:00, then

“TECHNICAL CINDY”

AMRAP in 20 minutes:
5 chest-to-bar pullups
10 HSPU
15 pistols, alternating

Scaled version would be regular CINDY. Post max reps to whiteboard.

Friday 12/7

“12 Days of CrossFit”

perform the following in cumulative song format, for time:
100m sprint
2 bear crawls, 10m
:03 handstand
4 clean & jerks
5 dive-bomber push-ups
6 knees-to-elbows
7 kettlebell swings, 24/16kg
8 hanging leg-raises
9 ring dips
10 squat thrusts
11 pullups
12 rocking pistols

Compare to 12/22/17. Post time to whiteboard.

Saturday 12/8

for 10 minutes:
:15 handstand
:15 rest

“BEAR COMPLEX”

For 5 rounds, complete 7 unbroken sets of this complex:
1 power clean
1 front squat
1 push press
1 back squat
1 push press

A great test of barbell stamina, partner up with someone to time out your rests. Post heaviest successful load to whiteboard.

Sunday 12/9

back squat 5×5 at 65-70% of 1RM, then

“JACKIE”
1000m row
50 thrusters, 20/15kg
30 pullups

Focus on big sets and pushing the pace- can thrusters be unbroken? In 2 sets? How about the pullups? Post time to whiteboard.

ARTICLES

+ 19 Easy No-Cook Breakfast Ideas – Greatist
+ For Older People, Weight Training is More Important Than Cardio Exercise – Knowledge Science Report
+ Forget Your Washboard Abs, the Hottest Workout is For Your Fingers – WSJ
+ Alex Honnold Completes the Most Dangerous Free-Solo Ascent Ever – National Geographic

When December rolls around we’ll see the return of FCF Bingo!

PROGRAMMING

Cyber Monday 11/26

WODAPALOOZA Online Qualifier 18.4
AMRAP in 16 minutes:
2-4-6-8-10-12-14-etc
devil press
alternating dumbbell step-up

Rx = 2×50/35lbs, 24/20″
Scaled = 1×30/20lbs, 20/12″

Post score to whiteboard.

Taco Tuesday 11/27

starting with an empty barbell every :90 perform a SNATCH for as long as possible adding 2-5kg every time. when you can no longer snatch you will CLEAN & JERK for as long as possible, still adding weight every successful lift. when you can no longer clean & jerk you will DEADLIFT for as long as possible.

Post heaviest load for each lift to the whiteboard.

Working Womxn’s Wednesday 11/28

Rx

3 rounds for time:
75 air squats
25 pullups
15 handstand pushups

Scaled

3 rounds for time:
75 air squats
25 jumping chest-to-bar pullups
15 perfect pushups

Performance

3 rounds for time:
50 pistols, alternating
25 chest-to-bar pullups
15 strict handstand pushups

Post time to whiteboard.

Thursday 11/29

10 rounds for time:
12 medicine ball cleans, 20/14lbs
6 ring dips
3 bar muscle-ups
1 rope climb

Post times to whiteboard.

Benchmark Friday 11/30

The GHOST

6 rounds, each for max reps:
1:00 calorie row
1:00 burpees
1:00 double unders
1:00 rest

Try for as many reps as possible of EACH exercise, not just total score.

Post separate totals of calories rowed, burpee reps and double under reps completed to whiteboard.

Team Saturday 12/1

in teams of two or three, for time:
90 jerks, 85/61kg
80 ab-mat situps
70 dips
60 kettlebell swings, 32/24kg
50 front squats, 85/61kg
40 burpee over bar
30 sumo deadlifts, 85/61kg
20 rope climbs

Post teams and times to whiteboard.

 Sunday 12/2

back squat 7×4
push press 6×4
power clean 5×4

Post attendance to whiteboard.

ARTICLES

+ Sorry, Hipsters. CBD Will Not Solve All Your Problems – Mother Jones
+ Breathing Through the Nose May Offer Unique Brain Benefits – NY Times
+ One Mother’s Journey: From Olympic Trials to CrossFit Games – Morning Chalk Up

It’s Thanksgiving Week! We will be OPEN through the weekend with limited schedules. All days marked with an * mean that we’ll be running 9am, 10am, and 11am classes only. That means we won’t have any specialty classes such as CompEx, Mobility, or HIIT during those times too.

Foundations Graduates: November 2018 Edition!

PROGRAMMING

Monday 11/19

CGO 16.3

AMRAP in 7:00
10 power snatches, 35/25kg
3 bar muscle-ups (scaled does 5 c2b pullups)

then

12×2 back squats

Post score to whiteboard.

Tuesday 11/20

establish a heavy jerk double in 20 minutes, then

50-40-30-20-10 reps for time:
calorie row
pushups

Performance does these tasks in reverse order, and pushups will be hand-release.

Post time to whiteboard.

Wednesday 11/21

MARCO
3 rounds for time:
21 pullups
15 hspu
9 thrusters, 61/43kg

Thursday 11/22* (9am, 10am, 11am CrossFit classes only)

in cumulative song format, for time:
100m med ball carry, 20/14lbs
2 muscle-up
3 toes-to-bar
4 kettlebell wall ball substitute, 32/24kg
5 ring rows
6 archer pushup
7 kettlebell SDHP, 32/24kg
8 wall ball, 20/14#
9 icky shuffles
10 jumping lunges
11 broad jumps

This means that Round 1 = 100m mbc, Round 2 = 2 muscle-ups then 100m mbc, Round 3 = 3 t2b + 2mu + 100m mbc, Round 4 = 4 kbwbs + 3 t2b + 2mu + 100m mbc, etc…

Post time to whiteboard!

Friday 11/23* (9am, 10am, 11am CrossFit classes only)

9am: MORRISON
50-40-30-20-10 reps for time:
wall ball, 20/14# to 10/9′
box jumps, 24/20″
perfectly vertical kbs, 24/16kg

10am: DONNY
21-15-9-9-15-21 reps for time:
deadlift, 102/70kg
burpees

11am: 343
for time:
100 deadlifts, 61/43kg
100 power cleans, 43/29kg
100 ground-to-overhead, 30/20kg
43 burpees

Saturday 11/24* (9am, 10am, 11am CrossFit classes only)

JENKINS

partner AMRAP in 40 minutes:
50 burpees
400m run
50 kettlebell swings, 24/16kg
400m run
50 pullups
400m run
50 pushups
400m run

Split work however you see fit. Run together. Post teams and times to whiteboard.

Sunday 11/25* (9am, 10am, 11am CrossFit classes only; 11am CompEx starts with CrossFit class and then gets an extra hour with Coach Dave!)

AMRAP in 40 minutes:
400m run
60 double unders
400m run
500m row

Post score to whiteboard!

BARBELL

Foundation Barbell is done for the year. We’ll see you in January!

SAVE THE DATE!

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 will be our annual FCF Post-Holidays Party again at the Echo Room. Click here for the facebook event and updates!

ARTICLES

+ The Best Creamy Garlic Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes – Ambitious Kitchen
+ Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes – Nom Nom Paleo
+ I Found the Best Burger Place in America. And Then I Killed It – Thrillist
Nanooks’ Jandric Brothers Credit Success to CrossFit Gym – USCHO
+ Creativity and the Dangerous Norm of the 100-Hour Workweek – Observer

Hope everyone had a great weekend- the weather was nice and mild during the days! Evenings are a different beast though.

PROGRAMMING

Monday 11/12 – Veteran’s Day (normal class schedule)

“DORK”

6 rounds for time:
60 double unders
30 perfectly-vertical kettlebell swings, 24/16kg
15 burpees

This is a HERO workout for a Boston Firefighter and CrossFit coach who gave his life in the line of duty. Cap is 25:00. Post time to whiteboard.

Tuesday 11/13

AMRAP in 9:00:
9 toes-to-bar
9 handstand pushups

then

E2MOM for 20:00
clean + front squat + 2 jerks

Post AMRAP score and complex load to whiteboard.

Wednesday 11/14

Complete two rounds for max total reps

:30 on, :30 off of
kettlebell jerk, 24/16kg (L)
chest-to-bar pullups
kettlebell jerk, 24/16kg (R)
pullups
kettlebell sumo deadlift high pull, 24/16kg
box jump overs, 24/20″
kettlebell sumo deadlift high pull, 24/16kg
step-ups, 24/20″

Post total reps to whiteboard.

Thursday 11/15

“ANNIE”

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

then “KAREN”

150 wall ball shots (20/14lbs to 10/9′) for time

On a running clock “ANNIE” will go from 0:00 to 9:00. There will be a controlled rest of 2:00, then when the clock reads 11:00 begin “KAREN”. You may work until 21:00. Post times to whiteboard.

Friday 11/16

“BERT”

for time:
50 burpees
400m run
100 pushups
400m run
150 walking lunges
400m run
200 squats
400m run
150 walking lunges
400m run
100 pushups
400m run
50 burpees

Cardio and muscular stamina. Scale the exercises numbers down if you need to, but the goal is to run all of the 400s! Cap is 45:00.

Saturday 11/17

KINDA LIKE A TAILPIPE

6 rounds total, YGIG, for time:
500m row

Partner holds a pair of 24/16kg in a standing rack position while other partner rows. Post pairs and times to whiteboard!

Sunday 11/18

bench press 10 sets of 3, ascending in weight, then

AMRAP in 9:00
20 dumbbell push press, 2×50/35lbs
200m run

FOUNDATION BARBELL

+ Powerlifting, Week 4 PDF

+ Olympic Weightlifting, Week 4 PDF

ARTICLES

+ The WAG 2018 Holiday Nutrition and Habit Guide – Working Against Gravity
+ Alpha Winter Classic Weightlifting Meet – Alpha Barbell
+ NYC Rodents Are Getting Diabetes From Fast Food, Study Suggests – Patch.com
+ Hafthor Bjornsson Is Competing in Powerlifting, What Will He Total? – BarBend

Ah, daylight savings is here to screw with your internal clocks. Hope you made the best of your weekend!

PROGRAMMING

Monday 11/5

establish a weighted pullup 1RM

– then –

21-15-9 reps for time:
thruster, 43/29kg
bar-facing burpees

Tuesday 11/6

2 rounds for time:
1500m row
30 wall ball, 20/14# to 10/9′
20 ring dips

This workout is about improving your dips. Modify to 1200m run, 1500m ski, or 2mi air bike if you please.

Wednesday 11/7

establish a deadlift 1RM

– then –

1-to-12 for time
medicine ball clean
slam ball

Thursday 11/8

50-40-30-20-10 reps for time:
double unders
kettlebell swings, 24/16kg
kettlebell rack lunges

Skills and stabilization! The weight on the front rack should be light enough to move but enough to fire off stabilizer muscles so you don’t fall over.

Friday 11/9

“HOTSHOTS 19”

6 rounds for time:
30 air squats
19 power cleans, 61/43kg
7 strict pullups
400m run

Compare times here. Read more here.

Saturday 11/10

in teams of two for time:
400m run with 1 teammate carrying object, then

1 working/1 holding object overhead
200 ring row
200 jumping jacks
200 mountain climber
200 box step-ups, 24/20″

then 400m run with 1 teammate carrying object

Sunday 11/11

Foundation Barbell Programming: It’s the last cycle of the year!

Olympic Weightlifting Week 3
Powerlifting Week 3

ARTICLES

+ Arthritis: You’ve Got to Keep Moving – CrossFit Journal
+ A Four-Year Analysis of Incidence of Injuries Among CrossFit-Trained Participants –  Sage Journals
+ A Staggering Number of Troops Are Fat and Tired, Report Says – Military Times

Andrew S, Kai H, and Ann-Marie D represented Foundation Barbell and FCF this past weekend down in Tacoma.

Andrew S set personal records in his snatch, clean & jerk, and total.

Kai H also set personal records in her snatch, clean & jerk, and total.

Ann-Marie D returned to competition after a year off and took 2nd Place overall while qualifying for USAW Nationals next year.

PROGRAMMING

Foundation Barbell – Olympic Weightlifting, Week 4/4 PDF

Foundation Barbell – Powerlifting, Week 4/4 PDF

ARTICLES

+ CrossFit’s Greg Glassman Disrupted Fitness. Next, He’s Taking on Healthcare – Men’s Health
CrossFit Firms Up Games Changes, Announces Four New Sanctioned Events – Morning Chalk Up
+ A Stoic’s Key to Peace of Mind: Seneca on the Antidote to Anxiety – Brain Pickings

RECOMMENDATIONS

Even though we had beautiful weather this past weekend, it’s going to turn gloomy at any moment. Be prepared for the cold and all the things that come with it in this week’s recs!

Getting sniffly? Need some nasal relief? Actually caught a cold? We need to open up and clean those nasal passages because we all take breathing well for granted. Enter saline solutions.

I used to use these packets and the bottle it came with while showering. Felt fantastic after.

Since becoming a father I’ve taken more of these bottles for personal use more than I would like to admit!

I’m pretty sure I’ve shared this before, but I was asked again on two separate occasions this past week. “How do you keep your shoes so clean?”

1. I don’t- I just clean them up after.
2. I have enough shoes for a descent rotation.

While you probably don’t like owning so many shoes, it’s nice to be able to protect them, especially in the elements:

If you absolutely can’t, cleaning them up is pretty easy with this cleaner:

the Chair Stretch

We hope that the last week introduced (or reintroduced) some potent mobility practices that you can hit before and after your workouts.

We’ll be retesting the NOT GRACE workout after an EMOM warmup, then testing your muscular stamina, and mental toughness within the week!

PROGRAMMING

Foundation Barbell: Powerlifting Cycle 3, October Block, Week 3 PDF

Foundation Barbell: Olympic Weightlifting Cycle 3, October Block, Week 3 PDF

ARTICLES

+ Vitamin D Supplementation Don’t Improve Bone Health – CNN
+ Do You Need to Increase Your Carb Intake? – Chris Kresser
+ Foundation CrossFit Equipment For Sale (October 2018) – Foundation CrossFit
+ Beaumont Costales Files Class Action Lawsuit Against LaCroix Water – EIN News Desk

EVENTS

+ 10/27 – Armor Open Weightlifting Meet at Armor Athletics, Tacoma

+ 11/17 – OUTwod Power of Pride Seattle, sponsored by Foundation CrossFit/Rocket CrossFit/CrossFit Loft/FUELhouse Gym at FUELhouse

RECOMMENDATIONS

The weather is colder and you need to be responsible for your own nutrition. Enter THE INSTANT POT! Usually runs for about $100 so $20 off is nice.

This has replaced our slow cooker and rice cooker in our home. PLUS it does so many other things! Kalua pig/pulled pork in a handful of hours (vs an all-day cook), spaghetti squash from cut to plate in 10 minutes, and you can make cheesecakes?!

Nom Nom Paleo has some great recipes, there’s an awesome facebook group, one dedicated to Vietnamese cooking in the IP, and many dedicated blogs are popping up everyday.

These are the must-have accessories I’d recommend too:

1. Steamer Basket: for veggies and eggs!

2. Utensils: I cook with OXO silicone for everything.

3. Red Hawaiian Sea Salt: my absolute favorite (and most frequent go-to recipe) is Nom Nom Paleo’s Kalua Pig because the recipe is so simple, but you absolutely need this salt for the right flavor.

Don’t forget to add plenty of veggies! I usually play cabbage and carrots in the recipe at the end.