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Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Written by CrossFit Foggy Bottom on . Posted in WODs

Cheers for Saturday Conditioning!

Also, this video. Fun fact: I bought our jerk blocks from this guy.

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TONS OF EVENTS!

November 1st – Crossfit Balance Scavenger Hunt – Form your teams now!  More details here –  https://www.facebook.com/events/723837234377074/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

November 8th – Kettlebell Seminar! – Details coming soon.

November 15th – Crossfit Balance Throwdown – A pairs event from 10:00am – 12:00pm on Saturday.  There will be Rx, Open, and Novice divisions.  Pairs can be all male, all female, or mixed.  The only rule is that one of the members MUST be a Crossfit Member at one of the Balance gym locations.  Two workouts will decide the winners.  Form your teams now!  Matching outfits and glitter strongly encouraged.

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Let’s go crazy and PR some stuff this week!

  • Tuesday – Squats, rope climb, rowing
  • Wednesday – Split jerk fun, jump rope
  • Thursday – Clean PR time, handstands
  • Friday – Deadlift PR time, outside met-con?
  • Saturday – Conditioning Day,  Strict Fran plus more??

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Warm-up – Rowing. 2 min. Go for best score at the fish game.

Mobility – Squat mobility. Shoulder/rack mobility


Strength – Squats – 9/10 effort
- Heavier than last week. All successful sets, or reduce your weight. Work both variations.

- Front Squat – (x3)
- Back Squat – (x3)

alternate with

Rope climb (x1)
Beginners!
- pull to standing (x3) + 15-20 sec hang on the rope (x1)
Advanced!
- 1,001 things to do: No leg climb, foot-assisted, upside-down, salmon climbing, climb in L-sit.
Also look, video from a rope climb competition.

 

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Conditioning
3x through
1:00 – max distance on rower – keep track
1:00 – handstand wall walks – for quality
1:00 – rest

 

Post max distance covered on rower, plus fish score to comments.

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Monday, October 20th, 2014

Written by CrossFit Foggy Bottom on . Posted in WODs

Learning from the best in New York! 6+ hours of handstands this weekend!
(This is the teacher, not me)

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TONS OF EVENTS!

November 1st – Crossfit Balance Scavenger Hunt – Form your teams now!  More details here –  https://www.facebook.com/events/723837234377074/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

November 8th – Kettlebell Seminar! – Details coming soon.

November 15th – Crossfit Balance Throwdown – A pairs event from 10:00am – 12:00pm on Saturday.  There will be Rx, Open, and Novice divisions.  Pairs can be all male, all female, or mixed.  The only rule is that one of the members MUST be a Crossfit Member at one of the Balance gym locations.  Two workouts will decide the winners.  Form your teams now!  Matching outfits and glitter strongly encouraged.

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Let’s go crazy and PR some stuff this week!

  • Today – Snatch PR time
  • Tuesday – Squats, rope climb, rowing
  • Wednesday – Split jerk fun, jump rope
  • Thursday – Clean PR time, handstands
  • Friday – Deadlift PR time, outside met-con?
  • Saturday – Conditioning Day,  Strict Fran plus more??

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Warm-up – hot lava

Mobility – squat mobility, bar hang (overhead mobility)

Strength – Snatch work! – 10/10 effort
- Start from power position/knees/floor, wherever. Classy reps.

Not feeling up for a PR?
Start from knees or ground, pause 2 seconds at power position, snatch.
Repeat with no pause.

Conditioning
40 seconds work:20 seconds rest, 2x through
Court sprints! 1 length = 1 rep
Chin-ups (no band) or Hanging scapular retractions
Ring L-sits or Ring straight arm support
Landmine twists! (45#/25#) 1 twist = 1 rep

Just keep track of your sprints and twists. Rest of movements should be done for quality.

Post snatch PR’s and met-con reps to comments.

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Saturday, October 18th 2014

Written by CrossFit Foggy Bottom on . Posted in WODs

Well done to all that came yesterday and tackled 11.2.  That is one hell of a metcon and we have another fun one in store for today!  Today…WE RUN!

EVENTS!

November 1st – Crossfit Balance Scavenger Hunt – Form your teams now!  More details here –  https://www.facebook.com/events/723837234377074/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

November 15th – Crossfit Balance Throwdown – A pairs event from 10:00am – 12:00pm on Saturday.  There will be Rx, Open, and Novice divisions.  Pairs can be all male, all female, or mixed.  The only rule is that one of the members MUST be a Crossfit Member at one of the Balance gym locations.  Two workouts will decide the winners.  Form your teams now!  Matching outfits and glitter strongly encouraged.

Warm Up – Roll Out legs, back, shoulders + running drills, then grab a set of dumbbells (50/35) and head to the soccer field.

Conditioning – 4:00 on/2:00 off, 6:00 on/3:00 off, Complete for time (15:00 cap)*

  • 1 Lap around the soccer field
  • 10 Burpee w/max vertical jump (we’re not just barely hopping off the ground, this is a full on JUMP)
  • 20 Man makers (1 rep = With a dumbbell in each hand, move down to the ground in a push up position, do a push up, row left, push up, row right, jump your feet to your dumbbells, clean the dumbbells into a thruster)
  • 30 Dumbbell Swing (think KB only with a Dumbbell)
  • 40 One Arm DB Snatches (20LT/20RT)  
  • 1 Lap around the soccer field

*Athlete will have 4:00 to get as far as possible through the workout and then rest for 2:00.  You will then, starting from the beginning, have 6:00 to get as far as you can through the workout followed by 3:00 of rest.  Then the kicker, you will complete the workout in its entirety for time with a 15:00 time cap.

Post Deadlift weights and reps to comments.

 

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Friday, October 17th 2014

Written by CrossFit Foggy Bottom on . Posted in WODs

You guys are killing it this week!  We have a fun workout planned today and then tomorrow, we put that final twist for conditioning before a well deserved rest on Sunday.  

EVENTS!

November 1st – Crossfit Balance Scavenger Hunt – Form your teams now!  More details here –  https://www.facebook.com/events/723837234377074/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

November 15th – Crossfit Balance Throwdown – A pairs event from 10:00am – 12:00pm on Saturday.  There will be Rx, Open, and Novice divisions.  Pairs can be all male, all female, or mixed.  The only rule is that one of the members MUST be a Crossfit Member at one of the Balance gym locations.  Two workouts will decide the winners.  Form your teams now!  Matching outfits and glitter strongly encouraged.

The week -

  • Today – Deadlifts, handstands, and a super duper fun metcon
  • Saturday – Conditioning Day

Warm Up – Foam roll back and legs, animal walks, inchworms, and deadbugs

Strength – Deadlift Day

Conventional or Sumo deadlifts x 3-5, 7+/10 effort today (+5-10% from last week)

- Alternate with -

Handstand work –

  • Static holds
  • Balancing
  • Kicking up
  • Freestanding

Conditioning – Crossfit Open Workout 11.2

15:00 AMRAP (every rep counts here so 10 rounds plus 9 deads = a score of 369.)

  • 9 Deadlifts (155/100) – scale weight as needed
  • 12 Push Ups
  • 15 Box Jumps (24/20) – scale height as needed

Post Deadlift weights and reps to comments.

 

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Thursday, October 16th 2014

Written by CrossFit Foggy Bottom on . Posted in WODs

EVENTS!

November 1st – Crossfit Balance Scavenger Hunt – Form your teams now!  More details here –  https://www.facebook.com/events/723837234377074/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

November 15th – Crossfit Balance Throwdown – A pairs event from 10:00am – 12:00pm on Saturday.  There will be Rx, Open, and Novice divisions.  Pairs can be all male, all female, or mixed.  The only rule is that one of the members MUST be a Crossfit Member at one of the Balance gym locations.  Two workouts will decide the winners.  Form your teams now!  Matching outfits and glitter strongly encouraged.

The week -

  • Today – Cleans
  • Friday – Deadlifts
  • Saturday – Conditioning Day

Warm Up – 3 x through

  • Partner sled drag – This is not a race.  Slow and controlled steps getting those hamstrings nice and warm.
  • 5 – 20” Box Jumps – Goal is to land softly on the box with hips completely open at the top.  Be explosive, step down, reset, and explode again.  Scale this as needed to stacked plates if you cannot land on the box with full extension.
  • 10 Hanging Scap Retractions
  • 15 Banded good mornings (green band)
  • Partner Front Rack Stretch

Strength – Clean Day!  7+/10 Effort

  • Clean from power position x 3
  • Clean from above the knee x 3
  • Clean from the floor x 2-3

Alternate with – Ring/Muscle Up work

  • Ring Support Holds (15+ seconds)
  • False Grip Ring Row x 5 (pause at the top of the pull if you can)
  • Ring Dips x 5 (bodyweight or weighted)
  • Foot/Partner assisted muscle ups x 3
  • Muscle ups x 3 (if you’re achieving more than 3 strict, strap some weight to yourself)

Conditioning – 15:00 Cap10 Mountain Climbers + Death by Russian Twists* (25/45)

At the top of the first minute, perform 10 mountain climbers (5/side) working quickly and trying to get your knee to your elbow).  After 10 mountain climbers, perform 2 Russian Twists (1/side), making sure you are tapping the plate on the ground with each rep.

Continue with this pattern adding 2 twists to each minute.

Post Clean weights and if you made it out of the metcon alive. 

 

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Wednesday, October 15th 2014

Written by CrossFit Foggy Bottom on . Posted in WODs

EVENTS!

November 1st – Crossfit Balance Scavenger Hunt – Form your teams now!  More details here –  https://www.facebook.com/events/723837234377074/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

November 15th – Crossfit Balance Throwdown – A pairs event from 10:00am – 12:00pm on Saturday.  There will be Rx, Open, and Novice divisions.  Pairs can be all male, all female, or mixed.  The only rule is that one of the members MUST be a Crossfit Member at one of the Balance gym locations.  Two workouts will decide the winners.  Form your teams now!  Matching outfits and glitter strongly encouraged.

The week -

  • Today – Bench Press + Shoulder to Overhead
  • Thursday – Cleans
  • Friday – Deadlifts
  • Saturday – Conditioning Day

Warm Up – Court Drills, lax ball shoulders/pec

Strength – Bench Press x 5 (pause for 2 seconds at the bottom) 7+/10 effort, adding 5-10% from last week’s number

-          Alternate with

One Arm Dumbbell Row x 10/side (Work your way up in weight here.  Your final set(s) should be tough to get those last few reps)

Conditioning – 9:00 A(s) M(any) R(ounds) A(s) P(ossible)

  • 3 Push Press (135/95 115/85 95/65)
  • 5 Slamball (AHAP)

Compare to 03/13/2014

Post Bench weights and rounds to comments. 

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Tuesday, October 14th 2014

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EVENTS!

Tonight 8pm-9pm – Acrobatics Class open to all Balance Gym members.  Inspired by the recently held World Gymnastics Championships? (GO USA!)  Come on down!  Emphasis will be on inversions and bar/ring work. No aerial skills (backflips).

November 1st – Crossfit Balance Scavenger Hunt – Form your teams now!  More details here –  https://www.facebook.com/events/723837234377074/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

The week -

  • Today – Squats
  • Wednesday – Shoulder to Overhead
  • Thursday – Cleans
  • Friday – Deadlifts
  • Saturday – Conditioning Day

Warm Up – Court Drills, squat mobility + deadbugs

Strength – Squats 7-8/10 effort, + 5-10% from last week’s number

  • Front Squats x 5
  • Back Squat x 5

Alternate With

Chest to Bar Pull Ups x 3 with one second pause at the top of each rep

  • Banded
  • Negative x 2
  • Body Weight
  • Weighted

Conditioning – 5 Rounds for time

  • 15 Wall balls (20/14)
  • 10 Toes to Bar (sub knee to elbow or V-ups)

Post Squat weights and metcon time to comments.