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In CrossFit conditioning workouts, where maximum work is valued over absolute loading, it’s important to utilize technique that allows for that. Sometimes that means you have to change up traditional technique to complete the work goal.

In the traditional “classic clean & jerk”, the goal is to lift the heaviest load from the ground to the shoulders, then from the shoulder to a stable overhead standing position.

In a CrossFit conditioning workout, the most efficient way to satisfy the standard (“ground-to-shoulder-to-overhead”) is to bypass the rest at the shoulders by launching straight into the jerk from the receiving position of the clean.

Try it out!

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CrossFit WOD for Friday 8/24

CGO 17.1

for time:
50-40-30-20-10 alternating dumbbell snatches, 50/35lbs
15 burpee box jumps, 24/20″

Compare to. Post time to whiteboard!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD

1x/week athletes: snatch max
2x/week athletes: snatch max on Day 1, clean & jerk on Day 2
3x/week athletes: snatch max on Day 1, clean & jerk max on Day 2, snatch and clean & jerk max on Day 3

Powerlifting WOD

strict press max
deadlift max

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS & ARTICLES

+ 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
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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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**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

Working on neutral spines!

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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

Best of the Rest 2015

Knowing proper rope climb technique can greatly improve your time in rope climb workouts: jump and grab (straight arms), layback for a knees-to-elbows, foot lock the rope, squat up and you pull the rope toward your hips. Reach and repeat.

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CrossFit WOD for Monday 12/11

snatch 7×2

Rx

5 rounds for time:
15 kettlebell thrusters, 2x 16/12kg
50 double-unders
15 c2b pullups

PERFORMANCE

5 rounds for time:
15 dumbbell thrusters, 2x 50/35#
40 unbroken double unders
3 legless rope climbs

Post time to whiteboard!

Kettlebell WOD

abridged Primal warmup
swings & things
mobility work

On to our third week of the nutrition challenge!

For those who chose the Keep It Simple route, how are things going? Are you still honestly following along without any follow ups? We want to hear from you! Share what your go-to recipe has been so far, on our challenge event Facebook page.

Here is one of our favorites:

Teddy-Inspired Chicken Recipe:
– chicken thighs
– coconut aminos
– sesame oil
– salt
– chopped green onions
– sprinkle or two of crushed red peppers
– chinese 5 spice (Sheena usually omits this)

Marinate the thighs for 15-30 minutes, allowing the thighs come to room temperature before cooking. Turn pan on medium-high heat and sear/cook each side for 7-10 min each. Great to pair with a side of veggies, on top of mixed greens with cherry tomatoes, or add in some sweet potato on the side.

Here’s one of Andrew’s favorites that he plans to make this week:

Maybe if he makes extra, he’ll sell you a container!

Remember, we have a sign up for meal swaps for every Thursday in our challenge. If you’re making some kind of stew this week, this would be a good opportunity to swap meals so you don’t eat the same thing for days and days! Another option is to freeze up the stew/soup to enjoy for a later time.

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CrossFit WOD for Tuesday 10/24

1000m row for time
500m row for time
250m row for time

AMRAP in 15 minutes:
50 overhead squats
400m run
40 chest-to-bar pullups
400m run
30 double kettlebell sumo deadlift high pulls, 2×24/16kg
400m run
20 double kettlebell front lunges, 2×24/16kg
400m run

Post score to whiteboard!

CompEx WOD

3 rounds for time:
7 squat snatches, 75%
100 double unders

windmill work + obliques + flags

Gymnastics Strength WOD

muscle-up development, tumbling

Foundations Class 4 WOD

AMRAP in 15 minutes:
15 wall ball
20 lunges
15 slam ball
20 box jumps

Post-workout: Elevated Samson Stretch, 2:00/side

We’ll be using the HSPU standard from 15.4 today:

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CrossFit WOD for Tuesday 2/15

press 3x8x60% (1:00 rest), then

Fitness

3 rounds for time:
10 push jerk, 43/29kg
20 thrusters, 43/29kg
30 wall ball, 20/14#
1:00 rest

Performance

3 rounds for time:
10 HSPU
20 double kettlebell thrusters, 20/12kg
30 wall ball, 20/14#
1:00 rest

Post time to whiteboard!

HellaFit WOD

PARTNER RELAY

30-min AMRAP

Relay 1
– 200m run
– goblet squat

Relay 2
– 40 KBS
– v-up

Relay 3
– 500m row
– push press

Relay 4
– 40 push-ups
– pullups/ring or hinge row/bent over row