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We had an incredible time walking in the Seattle Pride Parade yet again. Thanks to everyone who made it out and everyone who continues to support us. Lift heavy, love strong!

After last week’s deload/EMOM week, it’s finally here: Max Week! We’re going to hit on a bunch of 1RM lifts while testing some new metcons.

CrossFit WOD for Monday 7/1

establish a 1RM jerk in 12:00, then

for time:
100 medicine ball cleans, 20/14lbs
200m run w/ mb
75 wall ball, 20/14lbs
200m run w/ mb
50 underhand wall ball, 20/14lbs
200m run w/ mb
25 2-for-1 wall ball, 20/14lbs
200m run w/ mb

Post time to whiteboard!

BARBELL CLUB

Week 1 of the July Cycle has begun! More waves for Oly and more accessories with higher volume for Power.
OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING – Week 1
POWERLIFTING – Week 1

Let’s get it!

ARTICLES

+ CrossFit Is the New Contender For Gayest Sport on the Planet – Quartz
+ Anthony Bourdain and the Power of Telling the Truth – The New Yorker
+ Planet Fitness Celebrates Members Who Pay For Its Product But Don’t Use It – New York Mag

With another year of celebrating diversity and freedom to express oneself, Foundation CrossFit once again plays an active role in the cause. Join us for a few of the major events happening this month!

OUTWOD Seattle

Sunday, June 23rd at 10:00 AM

We’re proud to host this year’s OUTWOD event, an organization committed to nurturing, empowering, and celebrating LGBTQ+ bodies and minds.

Join us for two hours of community fundraising and a sweaty WOD, followed by a complimentary barbecue. #sweatforacause

REGISTER HERE

Want to show your support and have fun but don’t have the funds to donate? We are running this as a FREE COMMUNITY CLASS as well! Once you’re in our doors, we know you’ll have fun and be in good company.

For those that want to donate, you’ll receive a raffle ticket for every $5 donated to the cause. Prizes ranging from City Supplements, Scrappy Bitters, Sprezza Beverages, KILL CLIFF, O2 Recovery, Raised Donuts, Vita Integrated Health, Monorail Espresso, Foundation CrossFit merch and more! Official OUTwod registrations get 5 tickets + a bonus ticket! You can purchase more day of the event.

BBQ will start at the end of the event at 12pm, and you’re welcome to join us! BYOB, of course.

OUTWOD

WHAT IS OUTWOD?

OUTWOD is The OUT Foundation’s largest international initiative for bringing togetherLGBTQ+ athletes and allies to sweat for a cause in a safe, inclusive CrossFit training environment.

Our pride is in the diversity we represent within the sport of fitness and openly invite anyone to join our welcoming community. We strive to create an inclusive community of all walks of life and inspire you to feel good about yourself, your workouts and your life.

WHAT IS THE OUT FOUNDATION?

We are the only US non-profit dedicated to the health and wellness of the LGBTQ+ community.

Our mission is to remove the barriers that block LGBTQ+ individuals access and participation, ensuring their success.

We are dedicated to nurturing, empowering, and celebrating LGBTQ+ bodies and minds, guaranteeing our community thrives.

WHAT DO THE FUNDS RAISED GO TO?

OUT FOUNDATION has many programs:

  • OUTAthlete The OUT Foundation awards scholarships to LGBTQ+ young adults to fund a year long gym membership. We work closely with the scholarship recipients, providing weekly goal coaching, nutrition counseling, 3 months of healthy meals from Kettlebell Kitchen, apparel from RYU and BeastWorx and footwear

    from NoBull to set the athletes up for success.

  • OUTHealth programs from The OUT Foundation support our mission by removing

    the barriers that block the LGBTQ+ community from living their true, authentic selves. We provide health services to the LGBTQ+ community by partnering with NYU’sComprehensive Team of Health Professionals. We fund gender affirming surgeries and maintain a dedicated fund for ancillary services for transgender patients.

  • School’s OUT is a traveling youth program teaming up with LGBTQ centers nationwide to facilitate field days for their 13-17 year old LGBTQ youth during summer months.

Seattle PRIDE Parade

Sunday, June 30th at 11:30am


Staging Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Staging Location: Downtown, halfway down 4th avenue, between Marion St. and Columbia St.

Foundation CrossFit is once again marching in the PRIDE Parade this year, representing our community’s support for PRIDE across the world. Join us at 11:30 AM sporting your brand new Foundation PRIDE T-shirts! Click for event details.

Turn it into a WOD: long-distance weight carry. We will be providing equipment such as light kettlebells and dumbbells to give you the opportunity to show off your skills while you walk!

Are you currently at another gym but still want to join us and show off your muscles? All athletes (current, past and future) as well as friends & family are welcome to join us on this walk! Hit us up on social or Contact Us!

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.

ARTICLES

+ 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.

ARTICLES

+ 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!

ARTICLES

+ 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!

ARTICLES

+ 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!