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PRIDE weekend was a blast. Hope you all had fun.

After a couple of different conversations over the past week, we’ll be covering some of the different supplements you can use in addition to a solid nutrition plan (“eat meat & vegetables, seeds and nuts, some fruit, little starch, no sugar”) everyday this week for an extra bump in your health and fitness.

Today we start with one of the most-studied supplements out there: creatine. Creatine is “an acid that occurs naturally … Its main role is to facilitate recycling of ATP, the energy currency of the cell, primarily in muscle and brain tissue.” and can help you last longer in high-intensity exercise. First off, those who eat plenty of quality proteins (wild fish, grass-fed beef, pasture-raised chickens, etc) will have plenty of creatine in the system. Those who don’t may find tremendous results from usage. Think about a workout like last Friday’s FIGHT GONE BAD.. around the 3rd exercise of the 3rd round with about :20 left in the minute you probably had to stop moving because you felt like you had no energy. Your ATP stores have been depleted. Creatine can help delay that from happening, or happening too soon.

There are a number of sources say to take 5g creatine monohydrate post-workout in a drink mixed with some carbohydrates and protein- that’s what I do everyday! Check out the video below for more science.

Our agenda for the week: CrossFit Games Regionals 2018 Event 6 or FRAN, 2k row time trial, ISABEL/GRACE/ISAGRACE, a snatch EMOM, 500m row sprints, a sample Kettlebell day with Simple & Sinister, MARY/CINDY, A new Hero workout JOSIE, and LYNNE.

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+ CrossFit and BTWB Unite To Help Athletes & Affiliates Improve Health – PR News Wire

CrossFit WOD for Monday 6/25

CGR 18.6

for time:
4-3-2 rope climbs
16-12-8 thruster, 70/48kg

or

FRAN

21-15-9 reps for time:
thrusters, 43/29kg
pullups

Post times to whiteboard!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD – Week 1, Day 1. NEW STRENGTH CYCLES ARE HERE. We didn’t do a great job of advertising so we will allow athletes until this Friday morning at 10am (6/29) to register for the new cycle.

power snatch + hang snatch + overhead squat 65/2 (3)
Romanian deadlift 50/8 (3)
snatch-grip shrugs 80/15+ (3)

5 rounds:
10 pullups, as strict as possible
10 bumper front raises

Powerlifting WOD – Week 1, Day 1. NEW STRENGTH CYCLES ARE HERE. We didn’t do a great job of advertising so we will allow athletes until this Friday morning at 10am (6/29) to register for the new cycle.

box jump – establish a 1RM in 7 minutes
back squat 60/5 (10)

5×12 kettlebell lunges
5×10 weighted situps
5x:30 back ext holds

Kettlebell WOD

Joint prep, DROM, lap

**KettleBell LP (Double Bell): Week 1**

5 Rounds, 60 seconds on 60 seconds off. 1 Round consists of the following Complex:

– 5 x Double KettleBell Cleans
– 9 x Double KettleBell Front Squats
– 6 x Double KettleBell Thrusters

*Complexes should be performed with the heaviest bell for you. If you fail to complete your complex in two separate rounds, lower one bell weight. Ideally the complexes are completed unbroken, but not required. *

**100 Russian swings for time**
Use the heaviest bell as possible. Swing for as long as possible.Record time.

Tara & Sean

#LoveWins. Every. Damn. Day.

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+ Russell Berger Fired from CrossFit HQ Following String of LBGTQ-Focused Tweets – BarBend
+ A Brief Timeline of the Events that Led to Berger’s Firing – Morning Chalk Up

CrossFit WOD for Thursday 6/7

for time:
40 kettlebell snatches
40 kettlebell clean & jerks
40 handstand pushups

Compare to 24MAR2018. Post time to whiteboard!

HIIT WOD – 12pm

1min work
10 cal row
Max Burpees
1min rest
keep cycling till total of 50 burpees

then

2min work
10 cal row
Max sandbag lunge steps
1min rest
keep cycling till total of 100 steps

then

3min work
10 cal row
Max dbl kb press
1min rest
keep cycling till total of 100 steps

HIIT WOD – 5:30pm

1k row
Dynamax wheels

**5 rounds: 1:15 on/45 sec off**
– Dynamax Russian Twists
– Row/AirDyne/Ski Erg
– OH Dynamax Thrusters
– Row/AirDyne/Ski Erg
– Dynamax between leg wall throws

Abs

Foundations 2 WOD

tabata intervals of:
goblet squats
ab-mat situps
SDHP
burpees

Post-workout and homework: Hips of Glory

Welcome to June! The sun’s out, and we’ll be outside celebrating our incredible community in the 2018 Pride Parade! Why? Because we believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to live a fit and healthy life! We are proud to foster a strong, supportive community and fitness for all. Everyone who comes through our doors is considered an athlete regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, size, age, shape, or ability.

Details soon…save the date, Sunday, June 24, and come walk with Foundation CrossFit! We’re going to have a ton of fun!

And here is our 2018 SPECIAL EDITION Pride shirt! Pre-order so we can ensure you get the size, color, and style you’re looking for! Order here now: https://fcf.sites.zenplanner.com/retail.cfm

 

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 reps to whiteboard.


Gus and Tina at last year’s PRIDE march.

Join us this Sunday 6/25 as FCF represents and marches again! Consider it cardio or active recovery- we’re bringing some equipment along for anyone else who wants to do more!

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+ How to Be An Ally During Pride Month – Nylon

CrossFit WOD for Friday 6/23

HAMMER

5 rounds, each for time of:
5 power clean, 61/43kg
10 front squat, 61/43kg
5 jerks, 61/43kg
20 pullups

Rest 1:30 between rounds.

Post all five rounds to whiteboard.

Olympic Weightlifting WOD

snatch, clean & jerk

Powerlifting WOD

power clean, back squat, bench press

Kettlebell WOD

– Abridged Primal Movement Warmup and Mobility
– Carries
– Swings, lunges and rows and lots of them!

Gymnastics Strength WOD

stretching, muscle-up and handstand development, midline stabilization conditioning, more stretching

Sylvia Rivera: Transgender and Immigration Civil Rights activist

Words by the gay liberation activist and #trans icon, #SylviaRivera. In honor of #TransAwarenessMonth ❤️

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Sylvia Rivera is one of my heroes. She fought for Transgender and immigrant rights, for poor people and people of color, for all of the groups that were targets of, and integral to, the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, but who were nonetheless marginalized by the modern day Gay Rights movement. For those of you who have been shaken to your core at the prospect of a religious ban, or who are passionate about social justice issues. For those of you who identify as LGBTQ or as allies, Sylvia Rivera’s words resonate now more than ever. We have made progress, thanks to people like her, but the issues she fought for are still issues Trans* people, people of color, poor people, and immigrants continue to fight for. Please click the link below to read an interview she gave in 1998.

http://www.workers.org/ww/1998/sylvia0702.php

If you would like to donate to an organization that is keeping Sylvia Rivera’s legacy alive, please consider donating to the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. Read their mission statement below:

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice. Therefore, we seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for our communities. We believe that in order to create meaningful political participation and leadership, we must have access to basic means of survival and safety from violence.”

Why do I celebrate PRIDE?

I am passionate about our incredible gym family and I want to nurture the diversity, inclusion and equality that makes us our community so special. It’s important to me that our gym is safe, welcoming and respectful to all who come in. Pride Month is an opportunity to show my support for the LGBTQ community and explore new ways in which I can advocate for LGBTQ rights. As one of your coaches, I try my best to show my advocacy of LGBTQ issues through participation in events and through my words and actions. For me, it’s not enough to say that I believe in equality for all. I’ve made changes in my everyday life, like using language that promotes inclusivity (15kg bar vs. “women’s bar”) and taking a stand (and engaging in discussion) when I hear anti-LGBTQ slurs and remarks made.


Pick up a #LiftHeavyLoveStrong rubber wristband at the gym- we’ll be handing these out at the parade

If you identify as a straight ally for equality, I encourage you to check out some ways you can become active in creating a community (and world!) where diversity is the norm and all people have access to equal rights. It’s important to voice our advocacy for our fellow gym-mates, friends, family, coworkers and even those whom we aren’t close with. Don’t be afraid to speak up and come out!

Pride Parade is a great way to show your support, I’ll see you there!

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+ 2017 East Regionals – Lucas Parker

CrossFit WOD for Friday 6/9

“T.U.P.”

15-12-9-6-3 reps for time of:
power cleans, 61/43kg
pullups
front squats, 61/43kg
pullups

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Michael H. Simpson, 30, of San Antonio, Texas, died May 1, 2013, from injuries caused by an improvised explosive device on April 27, 2013, in Arian, Afghanistan. Simpson, nicknamed “The Unquiet Professional,” was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. He is survived by his wife, Krista; sons, Michael and Gabe; sister, Abigail; brothers, David and Isaac; parents, Michael W. and Barbara; and many other friends and family. Donations can be made in his name to The Unquiet Professional, a nonprofit organization started by the family and benefitting Gold Star Families.

Kettlebell WOD

Primal Mobility Warm up (or Line Drills), Rack Walk and Suitcase Carry, Lots and lots of Swings, Squats and Presses

Gymnastics Strength WOD

GB squat series, dips, Arabesque rotations, conditioning, stretching, muscle-up transitions

WHY DO WE CELEBRATE PRIDE?

Every June, many Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) people celebrate Pride.

For many, it’s a time to party!

“We are a people, a tribe if you will. And flags are about proclaiming power, so it’s very appropriate….We needed something beautiful, something from us. The rainbow is so perfect because it really fits our diversity in terms of race, gender, ages, all of those things.” – Gilbert Baker (June 2, 1951 – March 31, 2017) . Gilbert Baker, who was born sixty-six years ago today, gave the queer community its most enduring symbol of pride: the Rainbow Flag, which first appeared at San Francisco’s Gay Freedom Day in June 1978. . In addition to his contributions as a designer and artist, Baker also was a lifelong direct-action activist on behalf of progressive causes including queer and gender liberation, anti-censorship, and non-violence campaigns. . Gilbert Baker, also known by his drag-name, Busty Ross, died on March 31, 2017. . Picture: Busty Ross (a.k.a. Gilbert Baker), Drag March, San Francisco, California, June 24, 1999. Photo c/o AP. #lgbthistory #HavePrideInHistory #Resist #GilbertBaker #Pride2017

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While partying is definitely part of Pride festivities, the true purpose of the Pride Parade and celebrations is to commemorate the Stonewall Riots that took place in 1969 in New York City at a popular gay bar called, The Stonewall Inn. The very first Pride was a police riot, with the first brick being thrown by trans women of color in defense against abuses perpetrated by homophobic/transphobic cops.

Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera were two key figures during the riots but both went on to devote their lives to gay and trans liberation. Please read on for more information at History Link!

Be sure to keep checking the blog this month for more LGBTQ history and organizations that need your support!

Our special edition 2017 FCF PRIDE shirt pre-order closes after the weekend! Make sure you don’t miss out on choosing the color/style shirt you want!

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+ According to Donald Trump Jr., Donald Trump Jr. Is a World-Class CrossFit Athlete – Deadspin

CrossFit WOD for Friday 6/2

“HORTON”

9 rounds for time with a partner of:
9 bar muscle-ups
11 clean & jerks, 70/50kg
50m buddy carry

Olympic Weightlifting WOD

2-position snatch, 2-position clean, alternating push press, abs, back, obliques

Gymnastics Strength WOD

 

Kettlebell WOD

– Abridged Primal Movement Warmup and Mobility
– Carries

General prep/warmup is important in getting the body warm, blood-flow moving, and your mentality in the right place for what’s about to happen. Specific prep/warmup is important to make sure the skills used in the workout are practiced well enough to know you can move safely at relatively higher levels of intensity. We prefer a bunch of repetitions of empty bar movement prior to any olympic weightlifting to make sure we stay safe, the movements are sharpened, and the body is ready for killing it!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

+ Free Community CrossFit Class this Saturday at 12pm. Bring your family, friends, co-workers.
+ Next Foundations On-ramp Course begins Tuesday, June 6th.
+ 2017 FCF PRIDE shirts available for pre-sale now through Sunday, June 4th!

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+ Why Are So Many People Injuring Their Pecs at Regionals? – The Movement Fix

CrossFit WOD for Wednesday 5/31

EMOM for 8 minutes: 3 clean & jerks, ascending

3 rounds for time:
20 ring pushups
lap around the block

Olympic Weightlifting WOD – Week 2, Day 2

3-position clean, behind-the-neck rack jerk, pause front squat

Kettlebell WOD

– Primal mobility and warmup
– Turkish Getup work focusing on shoulder stability
– Work alternating between 1 handed and 2 handed swings. Presses and lunges for extra sweat