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Today we celebrate our favorite Office Manager!

Jessie NOT giving us a no-rep

Wish her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY if you see her!

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+ The Great Kettlebell Swing Debate – Invictus Fitness

CrossFit WOD for Champagne Friday 6/1

FABULOUS FORTY

for time:
40 Russian kettlebell swings, 32/24kg
40 goblet squats, 32/24kg
40 toes-to-rings
40 box jumps, 24/20″
40 wall ball push press, 20/14lbs
40 burpees

100m medicine ball (20/14#) run after every exercise.

Post time to whiteboard!

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

below-the-knee hang clean + clean 75/1 (3)
2 pause front squats + 1 jerk 75/1 (3)
pause-at-knee clean pull 100/2 (3)

GHR 3×10 (1) (2)
ab-rollout 3×10
pullups 3×10

Powerlifting WOD – Week 1/3, Day 3/3

seated box jump 4x3x75%

press 5/3/1
deadlift 60/5 (10)

bicep opener 3×5
tricep opener 3×5
tabata assault bike

Kettlebell WOD

Simple & Sinister

CrossFit WOD for Saturday 6/2

CGO 18.1 – Rx

AMRAP in 20 min:
8 t2b
10 (5/5) db hang clean + s2o, 50/35#
14/12cal row

CGO 18.1 – Scaled

AMRAP in 20 min:
8 hanging knee raise
10 (5/5) db hang clean + s2o, 35/20#
14/12cal row

Post score to whiteboard!

CrossFit WOD for Sunday 6/3

in teams of 2 (one working, one holding, one resting) for time:
150 power snatch / overhead barbell hold
100 kettlebell row / rack position
50 weighted situp / plank

Here’s hoping for a 0% chance of rowing again and a 90% chance for pullups!

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+ Success Story: Michael D – Foundation CrossFit Nutrition
+ Hardstyle, Girevoy, or CrossFit: How to Decide Which Kettlebell Style is Best? – Breaking Muscle

CrossFit WOD for Thursday 3/1

for time:
50 kettlebell swings*
400m run
400m farmer’s carry*
400m run
25 kettlebell shoulder-to-overhead*
50 calorie row
50 renengade rows
50 calorie row
25 kettlebell snatch*
400m run
400m farmer’s carry
400m run
50 perfectly-vertical kettlebell swings

* indicates double kettlebells

Post time to whiteboard!

What a day! With over 50 athletes showing out (and more to support and judge) we had a pretty hectic Sunday running the 18.1 Event.

My favorite shot is always the one people weren’t ready for

Stay updated with the action on social media! Follow the hashtags #HYFRsquad and #FCFio2018

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+ Foundation CrossFit Affiliate CGO 2018 Leaderboard – CrossFit Open Leaderboard

CrossFit WOD for Monday 2/26

EMOM for 18 minutes:
– 1 snatch + 4 OHS
– 6 burpee over bar

for time:
50 db alternating snatch
40 db burpee
30 db lunge/side
20 HSPU
10 muscle-ups

Post heaviest load and time to whiteboard!

Olympic Weightlifting WODBuffer Week

This week the focus is on making sure you understand and have the proper protocols of what you need as an individual to set yourself up for success when the next program begins in a week. Do you know what phases of the lifts need improvement? Do you know which exercises help teach confidence, develop speed, and build power for those particular phases?

Kettlebell WOD

Bent press progressions
Weighted single leg deadlifts
Simple & Sinister

Endurance WOD?

A handful of you athletes were asking when our seasonal ENDURANCE CLUB would return. What if we just posted a program to the blog every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with what you should do?

The 2018 Foundation CrossFit Intramural Open (FCFio) is upon us! If you need a TL;DR essentially we are following along with the CrossFit Games Open (CGO) so we can all push each other to do our best with a friendly intragym competition. The CrossFit Games Open is an official CrossFit HQ event where CrossFitters all around the world compete in an online competition (1 workout a week for 5 weeks) and put themselves out there competing in a handful of divisions: Teens, Open Rx, Open Scaled, and multiple Masters groups.

I would love for you to sign up for the actual CrossFit Games Open. It’s $20+tax, but if you register and have a valid score for all five workouts, complete the Online Judges Course (and send in the PDF to info@), then I’ll credit your April dues $20. This way you’ve improved your knowledge base and performance as an athlete.

We have three teams in the FCFio this year:

– TEAM BE EPIC
– TEAM HURTS SO GOOD
– TEAM HELLABUFF

Unlike the past couple of years, instead of a Captain/Co-captain I’ve decided Leadership Groups would be a better alternative. There are many roles & responsibilities involved in inspiring and elevating your fellow swolemates and I think multiple leaders enforce better turnout and results while keeping all of us accountable. I’ve chosen a handful of athletes that exemplify the spirit of Foundation for these rolees and they will be announced soon.

Next week these teams will run a draft for all athletes currently signed up for the 2018 CrossFit Games Open. Today we will also put up a signup sheet for those who want to play in the FCFio, but not officially in the CGO. From there Teams will be set before the first event on Sunday 2/25. VERSUS XI will conclude the entire event (first event will be CGO 18.5).

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+ Coaching Roundtable: CGO 14.1 Tips & Advice – Tabata Times

CrossFit WOD for Friday 2/8

5 sets: snatch + max reps hang snatches, 60-70% of 1RM resting 2-3 between sets, then

CGO 14.1

AMRAP in 10 minutes:
30 double unders
15 power snatches, 35/25kg

Rx+ = unbroken double unders.

Compare to . Post score to whiteboard!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD – Week 5/7, Day 3/3

snatches up to 92%, clean & jerks up to 92%

Powerlifting WOD – Week 5/7, Day 3/4

Dynamic Effort Lower: SSB box squat + bands, deadlift + bands, special exercises

Gymnastics Strength

Max Effort Lower: single leg work, jumping

Kettlebell WOD

accessory work! then
150 kb swings
every time you break, you must perform heavy farmer’s carry


CrossFit WOD for Saturday 2/9

“SWING SET”

as many reps as possible in 15 minutes:
100m run
2 kettlebell swings, 24/16kg
100m run
4 kettlebell swings, 24/16kg
100m run
6 kettlebell swings, 24/16kg
etc.

Continue adding 2 more reps to each round of the kettlebell swings.

Post total swings to whiteboard!


CrossFit WOD for Sunday 2/10

AMRAP in 14 minutes:
100 wall ball, 20/14# to 10/9′
50 power snatch, 35/20kg
100 double unders
50 shoulder-to-overhead, 52/38kg

Post score to whiteboard!

Tony, Jon, Brett, Owen, Adrian, Megan, and Chip

NEWS & ARTICLES

+ Our bathroom with the shower will be closed for painting beginning the evening of Friday, 2/2 through the weekend. It is expected to be reopened before Monday morning, 2/5.
+ USAW to Adopt New Weight Categories at American Open Series 3 – USA Weightlifting

CrossFit WOD for Thursday 2/1

for time:
60 overhead squats, 52/38kg
50 box jump overs, 24/20″
40 toes-to-bar
*50 bar-facing burpees for time*
30 shoulder-to-overhead, 52/38kg
20 deadlifts, 110/75kg
10 muscle-ups

Two scores for this workout: 1.) Overall time and 2.) 50 bar-facing burpees for time.

Post both to whiteboard!

HIIT WOD

Tempo / Time Trial

EMOM for 10 minutes
a. 15 calorie row
b. 20 situps

rest 2 min

EMOM for 10 minutes
a. 35 double unders
b. 16 dumbbell alternating snatch

rest 2 min

EMOM 10 min
a. sprint lines
b. 20 air squats

Stacey, Michael, Eva, Kellie, AB, Ilene, Michael, Ann-Marie, and Spencer

Still smiling from this past weekend’s party!

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+ Check out our new nutrition site, as well as details for our next challenge here!
+ So, What Is Sous Vide, Anyway? – Bon Appetit

CrossFit WOD for Wednesday 1/31

for time:
40 sumo deadlift high-pulls, 32/24kg
40 GHDSU
40 c2b pullups
40 kettlebell swings, 24/16kg
40 pistols
40 toes-to-bar
40 dips
40 hip extensions
40 knees-to-elbows
40 kettlebell overhead squats, 24/16kg

Post time to whiteboard!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD – Week 4/7, Day 2/3

2 cleans + jerk, front squats, clean pulls

Powerlifting WOD – Week 4/7, Day 2/4

board press 1RM

Kettlebell WOD

Panic Breathing, then

KB Complex for 8 minutes: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10… etc.
two-hand swing release
goblet squat

Happy Thanksgiving from the FCF fam to you and yours!

CrossFit WOD for Thursday 11/23

TURKEY TROT

in cumulative song format, for time:
100m med ball carry, 20/14#
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

Post time to comments.

 

“OH DAMN. Foundation CrossFitters move so well!” – Carl Paoli

Wow, another month is more or less done! As we head into the colder version of fall we’ll be upping our strength work and minimizing our running… but will probably start another Endurance class.

This week’s agenda: a partner chipper, a skill sprint workout with jerks and double unders, a run/clean & jerk/muscle-up/run/snatch/muscle-up medley, a powerlifting session with multi-grip bench pressing and accessories, CGO 13.4 (CJ/t2b), repeat kettlebell couplets, and a dumbbell/kettlebell take on the hero workout RANDY.

CrossFit WOD for Monday 10/30

Partner A holds a bumper plate overhead (15/10kg) meanwhile…

Partner B completes as much as possible:

for time:
100 wall ball, 20/14#
50 pullups
100 jumping lunges
50 weighted situps, 20/14#
100 slam ball, 20/14#
50 weighted situps, 20/14#
100 jumping lunges
50 pullups
100 wall ball, 20/14#

Switch as often as possible. Reps cannot be earned if Partner A does not have the bumper plate overhead.

Post time to whiteboard!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD – Buffer Week!

Let’s identify your weaknesses so we can prescribe you better warmup, accessory, and mobility work.

3-position snatch, back squat max

Powerlifting WOD – Week 5/7, Day 1/4

warmup this week – for 10 minutes:
10 half kneeling strict press & stretch
15 RH or GHD hip extension
20 cossack squats

then pause bench press, one-arm half-kneeling landmine press, banded tricep press, weighted planks

Kettlebell WOD

Primal mobility

Lifts and chops

Cleans and the presses

Snatch skill focus


Mika T at the bottom of her squat

A take on the Ranch Chipper from the 2016 Games, this is a calculated but fast sprint!

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+ Nevermind CCTV in Slaughterhouses- We Need to End the Meat and Dairy Industry Altogether – The Independent

CrossFit WOD for Wednesday 8/16

for time:
50 wall ball shots
25 med ball situp throw
400m med ball run

Rx = 20/14 lbs, Fitness & Health = 14/8 lbs, Performance = 30/20 lbs

Post time to whiteboard / comments!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD

cleans, front squats, clean pulls

Powerlifting WOD

back squats, strict press, deadlift

Kettlebell WOD

– Primal mobility
– Clean skill work
– Snatch skill work
– Lunges and presses to finish


Chip C and Leah W

Let’s see how you fare with today’s chipper! The Games-level athletes hit each exercise in pretty big sets.

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+ Has the Smartphone Destroyed a Generation? – The Atlantic

CrossFit WOD for Wednesday 8/9

for time:
100 pullups
80 med ball situps
60 pistols, alternating
40 calorie row
20 one-arm kettlebell push press, 24/16kg

Performance does GHD situps and 32/24kg push presses.

Post times to whiteboard / comments!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD

max clean & jerk, front squats

Powerlifting WOD

back squats, bench press, deadlifts

Kettlebell WOD

– Primal movement
– Mobility work
– Get up skills
– Swing drills
– Simple & Sinister