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Andrew B and Bobby B at the 2017 RCF Games

Let’s talk about vitamin D. From the Vitamin D Council:

Vitamin D is important for good overall health and strong and healthy bones. It’s also an important factor in making sure your muscles, heart, lungs and brain work well and that your body can fight infection.

The vitamin D that you get in your skin from sunlight, and the vitamin D from supplements, has to be changed by your body a number of times before it can be used. Once it’s ready, your body uses it to manage the amount of calcium in your blood, bones and gut and to help cells all over your body to communicate properly.

Vitamin D isn’t like most other vitamins. Your body can make its own vitamin D when you expose your skin to sunlight. But your body can’t make other vitamins. You need to get other vitamins from the foods you eat. For example, you need to get vitamin C from fruits and vegetables.

Also what makes vitamin D unique compared to other vitamins, is that when your body gets its vitamin D, it turns vitamin D into a hormone. This hormone is sometimes called “activated vitamin D” or “calcitriol.”

Some of the functions of the body that vitamin D helps with include:
– Immune system, which helps you to fight infection
– Muscle function
– Cardiovascular function, for a healthy heart and circulation
– Respiratory system –for healthy lungs and airways
– Brain development
– Anti-cancer effects

As Washingtonians we get plenty of clouds, but not as much sun as we’d like. It has been recommended that healthy adults take 2000 IU of Vitamin D daily– most supplements contain that in a single pill. They suggest taking more if you don’t get as much sun. I do!

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+ Why Is Vitamin D So Important to Your Health? – MD Magazine

CrossFit WOD for Tuesday 6/26

2k row for time, then

ISABEL: 30 snatches for time, or

GRACE: 30 clean & jerks for time, or

ISAGRACE: 30 snatches then 30 clean & jerks for time

Rx = 61/43kg. Compare to . Post times to whiteboard!

HIIT WOD – 12pm

2 min with 30s rest
High knees
Butt kickers
Jump Lunge
Down Ups
Mario’s

-then-

4 Rounds
12 Dbl Kb Front Rack Squats
12 Dbl Kb Deadlift
Gym Length Reverse Dbl Kb Drag
12 Dbl Kb Push Press
12 Dbl Kb Thrusters
Rest 2 mins

HIIT WOD – 5:30pm

:35 work, :25 rest
:35 work, :20 rest

1. semicircle mountain climber
2. wavings
3. bicycle crunch
4. slam ball
5. crossover mountain climber
6. ab-rollout
7. kettlebell sumo deadlifts
8. oblique mountain climber
9. tuck jumps

Foundations 10 WOD

EMOM 15 minute 3-Position Snatch

Michael, Ryan, and Owen during CGO 18.4

Remember: the goal is to lockout the skeleton so the loading sits on STRUCTURE, not on a specific joint or area, which is what happens when you don’t lockout everything completely.

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CrossFit WOD for Wednesday 6/20

establish a deadlift max in 20 minutes, then

15-25-35 reps for time:
power snatch, 35/25kg
2x calorie row (or 5x double unders)

Post time to whiteboard!

Kettlebell WOD

Joint prep, Sandbag drags

– 4:00 min double bell rack hold
**3 rounds double bells:**
– 20 Dead clean/swing/clean unbroken
1 min rest between rounds

**ME Trusters test**

5 Rounds, 60 seconds on 60 seconds off.
– ME Double KettleBell Thrusters

**5 rounds for time:**
– 30 KB swings
– 30 burpees
– 30 KB situps

Odd object TGU!

Is Colin receiving a power clean or dipping for a push press?

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+ The Marshmallow Test: What Does It Really Measure? – The Atlantic

**REMEMBER THERE IS NO 6:30pm or 7:30pm CrossFit Class TONIGHT DUE TO AN ALL-STAFF MEETING! **

CrossFit WOD for Wednesday 6/13

tabata assault bike/rower/ski erg/etc

21-15-9 rounds for time:
push press
power clean

Rx 61/43kg, Performance 70/50kg, Fitness 43/29kg.

Post time to whiteboard!

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

** THERE WILL BE NO 6:30pm or 7:30pm CLASS TONIGHT. YOU’LL BE ABLE TO MAKE UP YOUR WORK IN CROSSFIT CLASS TOMORROW **

establish a heavy SNATCH
PAUSE-above-KNEE SNATCH PULL 105 / 2 (3)
BACK SQUAT 85 / 5 (3)

Accessories
– senders 2×10
– tempo single leg hip ext 2×10/side
– kettlebell z-press 2×10

Powerlifting WOD – Week 3/3, Day 2/3

4×6 mb throws
BENCH 50/5, 60/3, 70/1, 75/AMRAP

back ext 3×8
front raise 3×8
bent-over row 5×8
dips 5×10+

Kettlebell WOD

Arm Bars, TGU

**Swat Gear Shuttle**
– 10 Burpees
– 50 Yard farmer carry
– 10 Burpees
– 50 Yard farmer carry
– 10 Burpees
– 100 Yard Rack carry
– 10 Burpees
– 100 Yard Rack carry
– 10 Burpees
– 100 Yard OverHead carry
– 10 Burpees
– 50 Yard OverHead carry

Simple and Sinister

MORE, MORE, MORE!

Today is the LAST DAY for FCF PRIDE 2018 Limited Edition t-shirts. Get them as this link ASAP. Tell your friends and swolemates- we’re walking the Seattle Pride Parade again this year.

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+ A Simple Guide to Weightlifting Competition Warmups – Catalyst Athletics

CrossFit WOD for Tuesday 6/5

back squat 5x5x65-70%

tabata front squat, 52/38kg

AMRAP in 15 minutes:
200/400/600m run, etc
8 alternating split snatches, 43/29kg

Post total split snatches completed to whiteboard!

HIIT WOD – 12pm, 5:30pm

3 rounds
100 single foot jump rope skip

100 lateral hops over jump rope
Rest 1min

-then-

3 rounds
20 dbl db z-press
10 manmakers
Rest 1min

-then-

3 rounds
20 dbl db deadlifts
10 dbl db thrusters

Foundations 1 WOD

15-12-9 reps for time:
squat
pushup
pullup

Start and end the workout with a 200m run!

Big congrats to Sean K for reaching the 750 level of the FCFwodclub!

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+ Iron Chef (Mini-Challenge #4) Winners – Foundation CrossFit Nutrition

CrossFit WOD for Tuesday 3/20

4 minute AMRAP of:
7 dumbbell squats
7 dumbbell push press
7 c2b pullups

*4-minute bonus for every 3 rounds completed.
– If you complete 1-3 rounds, also do a 400m farmer’s walk + 40 alternating dumbbell snatches + 30 burpees
– If you complete 4-6 rounds, also do a 400m farmer’s walk + 40 alternating dumbbell snatches
– If you complete 7+ rounds also do a 400m farmer’s walk and you should’ve had a great workout!
Scaled = 35/20lbs single dumbbell
Rx = 50/35lbs single dumbbell
Performance = 45/25lbs pair of dumbbells or 20/12kg kettlebells

Post total reps completed to whiteboard!

CompEx WOD

MFT #1414

Gymnastics Strength WOD

Kipping pullup, dip practice

HIIT WOD

SET 1

E(2M)OM for 8 rounds/16:00

  • 2 shuttle run
  • 4 bicycle crunches (per side)
  • 6 pushups
  • 8 burpees
  • 10 air squats

SET 2

5 rounds/15:00 minute time cap
1 sandbag ramp carry
10 slam balls
10 ring row/pull ups
10 mountain climbers
10 russian twists
10 split squats (5/leg)

SET 3

4 rounds,1:00 per station

  • row
  • single/double under
  • burpees
  • rest

Working on neutral spines!

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+ Report That “No Rep” to CrossFit HQ – Morning Chalk Up

CrossFit WOD for Tuesday 1/16

Royal Marine’s Birthday

AMRAP in 20min
1 rope climb
6 pull-ups
6 front squat, 61/40kg
4 shoulder-to-overhead, 61/40kg

Post score to whiteboard!

HIIT WOD

Long Interval

rounds of
1:00 scissor jump
1:00 AssBike
1:00 ski erg
1:00 rest
1:00 row
1:00 ladder
1:00 mountain climber
1:00 rest

2:00 on, :30 off
– monster walk
– side-lying clam

ABmaggedon!

Gymnastics Strength WOD

shoulder extension, Crossover Symmetry, muscle-up work, support holds, hip extensions

CompEx WOD

EMOM for 15 minutes:
11/7/5 thrusters & bar over burpees

AMRAP in 10 minutes: sandbag dragging

5 minutes max 10m weighted lunge