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CONDITIONING for Tasty Tuesday 11/10/2020


for max total reps:
5:00 of lunges
4:00 of situps
3:00 of rocket launchers
2:00 of hand-release pushups
1:00 of burpees

The goal of this workout is to give you freedom in how your working sets are built. You obviously won’t go unbroken for the entirety of each time period, but can you use sets in either reps (10 or so at a time) or time (tabata?) to manage your workload?

Scaling Up? Add weight to everything- you can goblet/rack/farmers/overhead the lunge with a weight, you can do overhead situps, goblet Rocket Launchers (ew), weighted hand-release pushups, and pogo (over your weight) burpees.

Compare to 10/23/2020. Post score to comments!

IN-GYM for Tasty Tuesday 11/10/2020


Complete 7 unbroken sets of the following:
1 power clean
1 front squat
1 push press
1 back squat
1 push press

These five movements complete one rep of the “Bear Complex”. Repeat this complete seven times/reps in a row without setting the barbell down on the ground. Repeat for five total cycles, increasing the weight and resting as needed between each round to complete the workout. (Check this 200lbs effort from 2011!)

Score is the max weight used for your fifth unbroken round.

READ: My Favorite Beverage is a 2000-Year-Old Energy Drink from Ancient Rome – QZ

Which means more the teams nutrition takes!

Post-Holidays Party is TOMORROW from 6:15pm to 8:30pm at Rhein Haus on 12th! We’ll have a private bar and three bocce ball courts so study the rules and be prepared to be competitive as usual.

Scott doing some dumbbell step-ups

Scott’s Goals
To have a healthy body and sustain muscle growth by eating the healthy diet humans were meant to eat while not supporting animal torture and environmental destruction.

Scott’s Food Choices
All plant based foods! Eat more veggies! Avoiding all animal products, protein isolates, and I try to avoid things that come in wrappers and things that I can’t pronounce. Read the ingredient labels! I’m into any tasty food. Seriously, go explore new food, there’s so much good food. Always trying something new.

CHOCOLATE is the kryptonite! If it’s in the house I’ll eat it so I usually don’t buy it.

Normal daily calorie consumption is 2,300-2,800, gain phase is 3,000-3,500

Scott’s Daily Meals, Hydration, and Sleep
Breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, 2nd afternoon snack, snack while coaching, dinner, post dinner snack.

Non-workout days are 60-80oz of water. Workout days are 100-120oz of water. I rarely drink anything that’s not water – don’t put that sugary shit in your body! Sleep is between 4-8 hrs depending on the lifeeeee.

Scott’s Take on Nutrition
As they say, you are what you eat. Nutrition, in my honest opinion, is 60% of health and fitness. If you workout but eat like crap, you’ll look and feel like crap. If you don’t workout but eat well you’ll probably look and feel great. After going Vegan, I have more energy, gain more muscle, have lower recovery time, and just all around feel better. Additionally, after going Vegan it meant I stopped eating dead food and started eating mostly live foods. Dead food is terrible for our stomachs, not nutritionally dense, and reduces our gut flora while live foods are amazing for us, nutritionally dense, and replenish our gut flora. I poop great, you probably don’t 


Which also means I have healthy gut flora and a healthy colon, something you’ve probably never even thought about.

Dave snatching 100lbs dumbbells at a competition

Dave’s Goals
Eat enough to maintain performance based goals by eating quality, nutrient-dense, ethically-treated foods.

Dave’s Usual Meal Choices
At 4:30am I have a big breakfast 4 eggs, almond/jelly sandwich, fruit.  Lunch is anywhere between 11am and 1pm where I might have leftover smorgasbord plus greens. Around 6:30pm will be a nice dinner of protein (chicken, pork, fish), grain (rice, quinoa), veggies (potato, squash, broccoli, kale, salad greens). I avoid processed junk foods, fast foods, prepackaged meals. Plus snacks, chocolate.

My favorite night is Taco night!

Dave’s Hydration
Try to drink 1 gallon, usually 3qts

Dave’s Sleep
6 hours on work days, 8 hours weekends.

Dave’s Kryptonite and How to Deal With It
Tim’s Cascade potato chips! First off, don’t buy them, but also stop stressing about it. You are not getting fat if you slip, in fact it’s good for the brain and stress levels to enjoy something you shouldn’t. Sometimes.

Dave’s Thoughts on Nutrition, Health, and Training
I look at training first. I need to eat to train. If my body and mind are telling me I’m hungry and wanting and that hamburger/lasagna/extra slice of cheese/extra round, I do it with little concern for my health.

However I think the potential health benefits of being positive about yourself and your body image, looking at food as an enjoyable experience and being okay at a sub-maximal body/weight can’t be ignored.  I think happiness overall is primary.  Instead of some arbitrary body composition of what health or beauty is, or our societal pressures of what you should look like, just be you.

Train and feed the beast when it’s hungry with ideally sustainable, nutrient dense ethically sourced foods.

Tony and Ryan aka “Moonboots”
Nathan and Kelsi
Ron and Miles

CrossFit WOD for Thursday 2/6/2020

4 rounds for time:
10 deadlifts, 110/70kg
10 box jumps, 32/24/20″
400m run (or 100 double unders)

Share time to whiteboard! Post workout is 20 Scorpions any which way then foam roll the lower back, glutes, and calfs. Spend a minute on the bike to flush out metabolic waste in the posterior after.

READ: Macros: Fat Loss vs Muscle Gain – BarBend

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!


+ 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


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.


+ MIDNIGHT CHICKEN Pop-up is today from 3:30pm until they run out of chicken! Open to everyone. Donations accepted!
+ The Foundation CrossFit Pride March is now set at 11:30am on Sunday. We may informally meet at the gym at 9:30am for a PUMP workout so we’re all nice and sweaty and ready to walk downtown
+ House of Representatives Introduces Bill to Criminalize Doping in International Competition – BarBend (and if you haven’t seen ICARUS on Netflix DO THAT NOW)

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?


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


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


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

– 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


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.


+ 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


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


3 rounds
20 dbl db deadlifts
10 dbl db thrusters

Foundations 1 WOD

15-12-9 reps for time:

Start and end the workout with a 200m run!

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


+ 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



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

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


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)


4 rounds,1:00 per station

  • row
  • single/double under
  • burpees
  • rest

Working on neutral spines!


+ 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!


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


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