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Rock yours at Safeco this summer

This Saturday we’ll be hosting our first SINGLET SATURDAY!

At 10am we’ll be covering a lesson on weightlifting, specifically the Weightlifting Technique Triad, then we’ll hit a complex for max weight, do some pulls or snatches, hit some accessories, then call it a day. It’d be nice to have all morning/afternoon/evening athletes mix and mingle and challenge each other to new levels of lifting. We’ll play some of the Pan Am Championships and we’ll prep for the last week of the May program.

It costs a class and is open to anyone confident in their own weightlifting skill set and limitations. We won’t be teaching basics, just sharpening the technique you already have.

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+ The Grip Problem – Starting Strength

CrossFit WOD for Wednesday 5/16

overhead squat 5-5-5
snatch balance 3-3-3
hang (squat) snatch 1-1-1

Post heaviest loads to whiteboard!

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

hang clean 80/3 (3)
3 front squats + 1 jerk 83+/1 (2)
clean pull 105/3 (3)

good mornings 3×6
side bend 3×10/side
dips 3×15
bonus: banded tricep extensions 2xME

Powerlifting WOD – W2D2

bench press 90/3+

good morning 5×10
toes-to-bar 4×15
tricep openers 5×5

Kettlebell WOD

A)
3 rounds
250m run
21 kb push presses
12 pull ups

B)

Death by Kettlebell Swings
Minute 1, 1 swing
Minute 2, 2 swings
Minute 3, 3 swings . . . .

C)
cool down & abs

April Foundations graduate Ander D

Burpees are the ultimate expression of a human’s ability to get down and get up, taking you from a standing position to a prone position (laying on your chest and stomach) to a vertical jump. Scaling is simply a degree of speed and how many points of contact you take through the transitions.

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+ Stop Deadlifting With a Mixed Grip – Dr. John Rusin

CrossFit WOD for Monday 5/8

deadlift 3x3x80%, 3x3x85%, 3x1x90%

3 rounds for time:
[run/row]
20 burpees

Rx = 400m run with 20/14# med ball. Scaled = 500m row.  Performance = 400m with 30/20# slammer on torso.

Do not use a mixed grip in today’s deadlifts. The mixed grip is a handicap that you should only ever use at competition, where completing the work is priority over everything else. In training we need to practice what’s necessary, be humble with our abilities, and work hard on what we can control. The imbalances built in the shoulders/upper back also don’t help you in the long run. With time and effort (we have PLENTY more deadlifts coming at you) we can make some great progress moving forward.

Olympic Weightlifting WOD – Week 7 out of 8: the Deload Before Max Week

snatch + push press, back squats, snatch-grip RDLs, stretching

This is the deload week before we max out again next week, so prep your body, take care of your trouble areas, and great ready.

Kettlebell WOD

– Primal movement mobility warmup
– Rack and overhead walk around the block
– We will work on skills related to cleans. Front squats and presses will be on the menu as well.