“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” Eckhart Tolle
1 Rounds for Max Reps: (1 Min On/1 Min Off)
10 Mins of Pull ups S(Ring Rows) RTG(CTB Pull ups)
8 Mins of Target Burpees (6”)
6 Mins of Front Squats S(75/55) RX/RTG(95/65)
*If at any point you reach 90 Pull Ups, 70 Burpees, or 50 Front Squats, stop and rest until the beginning of the next movement.
-“Clock Chasers” will be a fun and different format where we will be working on a single exercise for a longer block of time than we normally would. This is an opportunity to see how well you can push yourself on certain exercises without the fatigue of other exercises coming into play. We will be following a 1 min on/1 min off working interval for the entirety of this workout. This means you can push yourself pretty hard in each minute, knowing you have a minute to recover. To add to the challenge, we have added certain benchmarks for each movement, and you get additional rest if you can hit those benchmarks early during each block.
-For the pull ups, you will need to be a little more calculated in your approach in the early sets. Avoid going to failure in the first couple rounds, but don’t be afraid to walk that line when you get towards the 5th and final round, or as you approach 90 reps.
-For the burpees, this should be a near maximal effort that is above the threshold you would normally try to sustain in a typical CrossFit workout. While you may be a little more calculated on the pull ups, see if you can bump up the intensity here. If you get close to the 70 burpee benchmark, bump up the intensity for the last 10 reps to try to finish.
-For the front squats, we want a light weight that you can hit big sets with. When fresh, you should be able to do 25+ unbroken reps with this weight. You will be fatigued at this point in the workout, but the 50 rep benchmark should still be a feasible goal for many athletes. This is the shortest of all the working sets, so give it everything you got and go for those 50 reps.
Tuesday 10.31.17 Happy Halloween!
Strength/Skill Work: 15 Minutes to build to Heavy 3-Rep Deadlift
*After each set complete 8 weighted Lateral Box Step ups (4/leg)
“Rising From the Dead”
10 Min AMRAP:
3 Deadlifts S(185/125) RX(245/165) RTG(275/195)
6 Box Jumps S(20/16) RX(24/20) RTG(30/24)
30 Double Unders S(15 DU/90 Singles)
-Today is all about the deadlift. In the strength/skill work, we will be working up to a heavy set of 3 deadlifts. Take your time building up to this weight. As you are building up, feel free to do more than 3 reps in your lighter sets so you can get everything warmed up and ready to go for the heavier loads. Once you get to about 50-60% of your max, start adding in the lateral box steps between sets. This is a great way to mix in some different movement patterns and work different muscles that we don’t usually hit on a regular basis. This is a great exercise for building balance, coordination, and single leg strength. It will also help with your awareness around bracing your core, which will translate really well to the deadlift. Take each rep slow on the step ups and aim for quality here.
-“Rising from the dead” is allowing us to add some volume to the heavier strength work we are doing at the beginning of class. Since it is still only 3 reps on the deadlifts, we want you to go heavy here. With that said, it should still be significantly less (10-20%) than what you did in today’s strength piece. This should be a weight you could do unbroken for the entire 10 minutes. For the box jumps, go higher today if possible. For the dubs, pick a number of reps that will take you about 45 secs or less to complete each round.
Strength/Skill Work: 5-4-3-2-1 Bench Press – Build in weight (15 Min Cap)
*After every set, complete a 70’ Plate Push Sprint (AFAP)
“Lock ‘Em Out”
For Time: (16 Min Cap)
600 M Run S(400m)
30 Push Ups
10 OH Plate Lunges S(35/25) RX/RTG(45/35)
400 M Run S(200m)
20 Push ups
20 OH Plate Lunges
200 M Run S(100m)
10 Push ups
30 OH Plate Lunges
-Today is an upper body pushing focused day, with the bench press in the strength work and the push ups in the WOD. For the bench press, the goal is to build in weight on every set, since the reps are decreasing. Each set should be difficult along the way, but the 3, 2, and 1 rep sets should be the toughest. Use a spotter here and challenge yourself. After each set of bench press, we are doing a plate push sprint the length of the turf. This is an all out sprint each set. The goal is 10 seconds or less.
-“Lock Em Out” is essentially 3 rounds for time, with the runs and push ups decreasing each round, but the OH lunges increasing each round. This workout is shorter than it looks on paper, and the goal is to finish in under 12 minutes today. The push ups will be a sticking point for many athletes, but the good news is you get to do the biggest set when you are fresh. If you can do at least 12+ perfect push ups when fresh, than go for the RX push ups today. If not, then be ready to scale with a band. For the OH Lunges, the goal is to go unbroken every set. The last set is the biggest, and you will be the most tired, but it is the last thing you have to do before you are done.
3 Min AMRAP:
20/15 Cal Bike
*AMRAP Sit ups
3 Min AMRAP:
25/20 Cal Row
*AMRAP Standing Med Ball chops S(14/10) RX(20/14)
3 Min AMRAP:
20/15 Cal Bike
*AMRAP GHD Hip Extensions
3 Min AMRAP:
25/20 Cal Row
*AMRAP Reverse Sled Drag S(45/25) RX(90/45)
3 Min AMRAP:
30 Sec Hollow Hold
10 Side Plank Up-Downs (Per Side)
*Rest 1 minute between AMRAPs
-Today’s workout is 5, 3 Min Intervals with a 1 Minute Rest Between Each Interval. Each interval will start with a buy-in on the row or bike. Because you will only have 1 minute of rest between AMRAPs, this is not an all out effort each time. With that said, the movements that follow the row and bike each round aren’t super intense, so go a little harder on the row and bike, knowing that the next movement won’t kill you. After everybody finishes the first 4 AMRAPs with the row/bike buy-in, we will all finish with a 3 min AMRAP Core WOD to end the day. The Core WOD is all about quality, so aim to move slowly on the side plank up-downs. Between the sit ups, med ball chops, hip extensions, hollow hold, and side plank up-downs, we are going to get a ton of different core movements today. Each of these movements has a different purpose and will be working different muscle groups that support the abs, back, and spine.
Strength/Skill Work: Squat Clean + Push Jerk – Complete 4-6 Working Sets of 1.1.1 – Rest 10 Secs Between Singles and 2 Mins Between Sets (15 Min Cap)
“Don’t Be A Jerk”
10 Rounds For Time: (In teams of 2 – Alternating Full Rounds – 12 Min Cap)
5 Power Cleans S(95/65) RX(135/95) RTG(155/105)
5 Push Jerks
25’ Broad Jumps
-Today is a strength and power focused day, and an opportunity to lift heavy. In the strength/skill work, all reps of the clean and jerk will be performed as singles. This will give you an opportunity to give 100% focus and effort to each and every rep, which is great when working with complex movements like the clean and jerk.
-For the WOD, we are continuing the theme of high power output for today. Each round should be unbroken today, with the broad jumps being fast and explosive. As soon as one partner reaches the end of their broad jumps, the next partner should be picking up the bar. Each round should take less than 45 seconds to complete. The rest will feel short in the later rounds, but try to hang on to the bar since it is only 5 rounds per person. It will be over before you know it.
Saturday 11.4.17 – Bring-A-Friend Saturday! (1st Saturday of Every Month)
“Pullin’ Aint a Thang”
18 Min AMRAP: (In teams of 2)
60/50 Cal Row
50 Wall Balls S(14/10) RX/RTG(20/14)
40 DB Snatches S(30/20) RX(40/30) RTG(50/35)
30 Toes to bar S(20 T2B/K2C)
200 M Run Together
-Today will be a fun partner chipper workout for our Bring-A-Friend Saturday, which we host on the 1st Saturday of every month. Throughout this workout, you and your partner can share the reps and break them up as much as you would like. One person will be working and one person will be resting, except for the run which will be performed together. For the row and toes to bar especially, keep the sets small. On the row, this will allow you to keep a high intensity and get those calories turning over faster. For the toes to bar, this will allow you to maintain quality as you become fatigued. A great goal for today is to finish 2 full rounds. Choose a weight for the wall balls and DB snatches that you can do at least 20+ reps unbroken with when fresh.