Tag Archive for: Carl Paoli

WORKOUT for Monday 1/10/2022

3:00-2:00-1:00 for max total reps:
double unders
ground-to-overhead, 20/35/44kg

Post score (total du/total g2o) to whiteboard!


Front lunges for days

IN-GYM WORKOUT for Thursday 2/18/2021

a. Warmup

3:00 row
3:00 burpee Complex
3:00 slam ball + pogo hop
3:00 inchworm + scorpion + pushup

then BURGENER WARMUP. 3-5 reps of each:
– Down & FINISH
– Elbows High & Outside
– Muscle Snatch
– Snatch Landing
– Hang Power Snatch

b. Strength

EMOMx6 do 1-2-1 pullups

Every :90 complete 3 front squats + 1 jerk (Challenge? Pull barbell from ground)

c. Conditioning

5 rounds for time:
20 hang cleans
20 front lunges
20 push press
20 situps

This is a high volume barbell workout so preference is Hyperlite/20/30kg for novice/intermediate/advanced respectively. Situp is BW. Alternatively you could use a single DB/KB and simply do 10/side.

Post time to your journal or comments!

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Carl spots Zheng through a muscle-up

CrossFit WOD for Tuesday 11/26

strict muscle-up practice, then

4 rounds for time:
25 thrusters, 43/29/20kg
5 muscle-ups

Post time to whiteboard!

Today’s Pullup Ladder: 3(1-2-1)

HIIT – 12pm and 6:30pm

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Congratulations to all of our athletes, especially those who just completed their SECOND CrossFit Games Open this year.

What was your favorite event? Mine was 19.3, the db lunge/db step-up/hspu/handstand walk workout.

CrossFit WOD for Seattle Wins Tuesday 11/12

3 rounds for time:
70 double unders
10 overhead squats, 70/45kg

Post time to whiteboard!

HIIT at 12pm and 6:30pm

READ/LISTEN: Self-Worth with Carl Paoli (s2e1) – TURBO GEEKS POD
WATCH: Daily Habits

We have a limited number of spots left for the MUSCLE-UP MASTER CLASS this Saturday at 10am. Sign up now before it’s too late! Foundation CrossFit athletes get a discount! Ask a trainer or email us for the code.

CrossFit WOD for Remember Remember Tuesday the 5th of November

AMRAP in 12:00
24/20 calories
15 wall ball
5/3 muscle-ups

Rest 3:00, then

AMRAP in 5:00
12/10 calories
7 wall ball
2/1 muscle-ups

Post scores to whiteboard.

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Fun Fact: FCF is the ONLY GYM IN THE WORLD to host every. single. one. of @carlpaoli‘s workshops and seminars.

For 10 years, Carl has been traveling the world teaching funtional movements, progressions, and techniques to CrossFitters and athletes alike, and he’s chosen our gym for his FINAL Muscle-Up Master Class.

You know muscle-ups are coming in 20.4 or 20.5, so learn some drills to get your first one OR to become more efficient!

WHEN • Saturday, November 9th — 10am-12noon
RSVP • Registration info at https://freestyleconnection.com/course/muscle-up-master-class-seattle-wa/

CrossFit WOD for Wednesday 10/30

EMOM for 40:00
a. 30 calories
b. 20 medicine ball cleans, 20/14/8lbs
c. 10 box jumps, 32/24/16″
d. 5 muscle-ups

Post attendance to whiteboard!

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Our friend Carl Paoli will be coming to FCF on Saturday 11/9 to run his MUSCLE-UP MASTER CLASS! From Freestyle Connection:

The Freestyle Muscle Up Master Class is an intensive 2 hour course dedicated to examining the muscle up. This course breaks down the different types of muscle ups with the goals of:

  1. Identifying the 4 different styles of muscle ups and the parts within them.
  2. Sharing strategies to conceptually and physically develop each part of each style of muscle up.

Participants will gain transferable insight on the muscle up that can be applied to you and/or your athlete’s practice. The course format consists of practical theory work and discussion, as well as low intensity full group and small group progression and skill work. Participants will learn how to:

  • Choose what style of muscle up is right for you to start exploring with.
  • Identify the core parts of each muscle up style.
  • Execute skills and drills that yield the highest returns in performance.
  • Breakdown, redevelop, and apply the information to your practice.

After the course participants will have the tools to be able to:

  • Recognize, scale, and progress movement patterns to maximize motor control.
  • Know how to prioritize strength of a movement versus skill.
  • Identify how pushing and pulling mechanics develops complete and transferable movement patterns.
  • Apply these concepts to the muscle up.

This course is appropriate for movers, athletes, coaches, trainers, gym owners, and fitness enthusiasts of all abilities. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to participate.


00:00-00:10  Intro
00:10-00:30  Master positions
00:30-00:45  Hanging and pulling mechanics
00:45-01:00  Kipping versus swinging
01:00-01:15  Transition work
01:15-01:30  Strict versus kipping muscle up
01:30-01:45  Spotting
01:45-01:55  Accessory work
01:55-02:00  Closing remarks

Ready to get your first muscle-up or improve your current one? Register here.

CrossFit WOD for Tuesday 10/8

AMRAP in 11:00
8 dumbbell step-up
1+1 strict HSPU + kipping HSPU
8 dumbbell step-up
2+2 strict HSPU + kipping HSPU
8 dumbbell step-up
3+3 strict HSPU + kipping HSPU
8 dumbbell step-up
4+4 strict HSPU + kipping HSPU

2×50/35/20lbs dumbbells to a 24/20/16″ box. Post score to whiteboard.

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Sleepy Andrew, Sheena, Tony, Carl, Andrea, Ann-Marie, and Dave. We’re missing Scott!


+ Bad Heart? Time to Hit the Gym – CNN

CrossFit WOD for Tuesday 7/17

pause front squats 12×2. Last set is for max reps (minimum of 2 reps), then

21-15-9 reps for time:
hang clean, 52/38kg
push press

Performance: 70/50kg
Fitness: 40/25kg

Post times to whiteboard!


50/50 Intervals

Endurance WOD

9x 300m run, alternating speeds between efforts. One is at a medium intensity, the other is a medium-high intensity. Difference should be about :08 to :12 apart. Walking back to the beginning of the 300m is the rest period.

Beyond Movement – Seattle 2018

We had the pleasure of hosting Carl Paoli yesterday for a seminar about coaching. We were reminded of why we do what we do here at Foundation CrossFit every day. Especially how our passions in the gym connect to our lives outside of the gym.

On tap this week: 3/5 round HELEN (run/kettlebell swing/pullup), pause front squats, hang clean/push press, farmer’s walk chipper, power clean/front squat/push press, KELLY (run/box jump/wall ball), station work (jump rope running/burpees/row/sandbag drags/bear crawl), CINDY/MARY, and a possible deadlift max.


+ The Power of Positive People – NY Times

CrossFit WOD for Monday 7/16


3 rounds for time:
400m run
21 kettlebell swings, 24/16kg
12 pullups

Performance does five rounds for time.

Post time to whiteboard!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD – Week 4/4, Day 1/3

snatch + overhead squat
then establish a heavy snatch

clean + 2 jerks
then establish a heavy clean & jerks

3 rounds
15 pullups
15 front raise w/ bumper
15 jumping good morning

midline, 200 reps

Powerlifting WOD – Week 4/4, Day 1/3

seated box jump 4 rounds of 3 box jumps at 75%

back squat 6 sets of 5 at 75%. last set for max reps.

5x 8 front lunges
5x :30 GHDSU hold
5x 8 weighted Cossack squats

bicep openers 5×5

midline, 200 reps

Kettlebell WOD

– Joint prep
– Goblet or DKB racked

5 min Heavy Single OH hold (2:30 a side)

**KettleBell LP (Double Bell): Final week**
5 Rounds, 60 seconds on 60 seconds off. 1 Round consists of the following Complex:
– 4x Double KettleBell Cleans
– 10 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. *

**12 min AMRAP**
– 10 Double Swings
– 8 DB front squats
– 6 DB Jerk

– 3×20 Press
– 3×20 Floor press
– 3×10 Windmill to press
– 3×20 DKB sidebands

##Accessory work
– Ab’s

18.6/VERSUS XI finisher photo

We finished out the 2018 CrossFit Games Open and the Foundation CrossFit Intramural Open on Saturday with VERSUS XI! We’re still tallying up points to see who won the event.

The Foundation Climbers AFTER photo

Then on Sunday a number of athletes and their family and friends run up the stairwells of Seattle’s tallest building to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Washington. We raised $7334 in the fight against blood cancers.


+ Fit To Be – Freestyle Connection

CrossFit WOD for Monday 3/26

10-minute handstand, then

7 rounds: snatch + max snatch balances @ 75% of 1RM snatch

Post weight and total reps to whiteboard!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD – Week 4/7, Day 1/3

power snatch + OHS
power clean + split jerk
rack jerk

Powerlifting WOD – Week 4/7, Day 1/3

back squat
weighted pullups
weighted hip extensions

Kettlebell WOD

Simple & Sinister

Week 4: Deficit deadlift 1RM