Week In Preview, February 16th, 2020


“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses–behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.”
— Muhammad Ali

Supplement Spotlight:

CFK COFFEE MUGS

 Get your cup at either location! 

 


Upcoming Events:

ANNUAL CF2 WOD

 

Join us for our 6th annual Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser Partner WOD on March 14 at North! Check out all of the details HERE, and get registered! It’s open to the public, so spread the word and let’s raise some dollars. One Hundred percent get donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!

(If you can’t make the event, but want to LOOK like you did and support the cause, there’s a T-shirt only option in the registration link)

 

Shoulder Stability Workshop at 8am on February 22nd, Both Locations

Do you have cranky or irritating shoulder pain? Learn how to properly activate, strengthen, and stabilize the small  muscles of the scapula. These muscles allow you to put large objects overhead, and become pain free in the process! Coach Derrick and Coach Wayne will be guiding athletes through the crossover symmetry protocol at 8am at each location!Crossover Symmetry


Weekly WODs:

 

Monday – Gutcheck Grinder

We often don’t see workouts that extend beyond 20 minutes. However, today is that day. We have a long duration workout consisting of box jumps, running intervals, kettlebell front rack lunges, and hand-release pushups. Our goal is to stay present during this longer workout and perform each rep with the intention of becoming better.

 

Tuesday –  Squat Day + Peg Leg

We will continue to build in weight this week as we focus on proper technique and mechanics. Squat day is an excellent day to take accountability of movement patterns, and really “own” your movements. Our conditioning is a quick hit of intensity that features large lets of double unders, sit-ups, and air squats.

 

Wednesday –  No Rep

We have a two piece strength and conditioning workout on hump day! Today’s goal is to gain more confidence in the push jerk, split jerk, and push press for the strength segment. We will also heat the shoulders up with a 10 minute AMRAP of push jerks and rower calories.

 

Thursday – Kettlebell Kingz (*Bring Leg Protection)

If you love kettlebell training, you’ll love today’s workout. We’ll spend some time learning how to cycle a kettlebell and perform a core strengthening bodyweight breakdance. Our 18 minute conditioning piece will put our skills to the test as we cycle the kettlebell, perform a bodyweight flow, and scale the ropes!

 

Friday – Test Day

If we have been consistent and have been moving well in the gym. It is time for a test. Our test comes in the form of “Isabel”. Isabel is 30 snatches for time with a goal of under 10 minutes.

 

Saturday Community WOD

We’ll be belly flopping through this alternating EMOM for nearly 16 minutes. Our workout incorporates  kick backs, lunges, dumbbell snatches,  and sumo deadlifts!

 

Saturday L2

Our level 2 class at 10:15am will allow teams of 2 to tackle 1000 meters on the rower, 80 wall balls, and an undisclosed amount of burpees. Show up and show out. If you dare!

Week In Preview, February 9th, 2020


“I survived because of how fit I was due to Crossfit. I had an 85 percent chance of dying. They told me what got me through was my red blood count was so high and so efficient that I could lose the blood during surgery, but my body was able to utilize the oxygen I had left more efficiently. ”
–Kevin Ogar, Crossfit Athlete

Supplement Spotlight:

Unstoppable Shoulders

With

Crossover Bands

Gaining stability and strength in overhead positions is critical to many of the movements we do in crossfit. There are many small muscles in the rotator cuff that play roles in gaining the proper ability to support heavy loads overhead. If you’ve ever overthrown a snatch, chances are that you have upset one of these tiny muscles that connects to the scapula (shoulder blade). We must be proactive in our approach to mitigate the risk of injury though strengthening these tiny muscles that allow us to externally and internally rotate the shoulder. Crossover Symmetry Band training will allow your to shore up your weaknesses and provide a stable platform for your overhead movements. If you have any shoulder pain, the crossover recovery series can assist in alleviation of some shoulder pain.  Both locations are now carrying Crossover bands for purchase! Get them before they are gone!

 


Upcoming Events:

ANNUAL CF2 WOD

 

Join us for our 6th annual Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser Partner WOD on March 14 at North! Check out all of the details HERE, and get registered! It’s open to the public, so spread the word and let’s raise some dollars. One Hundred percent get donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!

(If you can’t make the event, but want to LOOK like you did and support the cause, there’s a T-shirt only option in the registration link)

 


Weekly WODs:

 

Monday – “Christine”

We kick class off with heavy 5-rep deadlift to prime us for a girl benchmark workout in our conditioning. We have a three rounds of rowing, deadlifting, and box jumps ahead of us. This workout will tax the legs from unbroken deadlifts, hard efforts on the rower, and lots of jumping!

Tuesday – Trouble Unders

Day 2 of our training week includes a moderately heavy pressing complex. We’ll be focusing on jerks and push presses at the first portion of class. Our conditioning WOD is an alternating EMOM of overhead pressing movements, burpees, and double-unders.

 

Wednesday – The Long Haul

We have a long grinder for today’s workout. We are looking for a long sustainable effort as we cruise through mono structural intervals, bodyweight movements, and a core blasting movement of your choice.

 

Thursday – Squat Day + Shoulder Stability WOD

We are adding the first 5 pounds to our squat this week. Let’s kick off the building portion of the cycle with a bang.  Our WOD today is a quality AMRAP that will allow us to build vertical pulling strength and further our development of overhead stability with Turkish get-ups.

 

Friday – “Love Loss”

We end the work week with an NCFIT benchmark! Let’s face it… love isn’t always easy. Our workout today includes kickback devil’s presses, assault bike calories, and front squats.

 

Saturday Community WOD

So much work, so little time. Our goal is to move fast today, but not at the expense of movement expectations. We will perform short running intervals, russian twists and dumbbell front rack lunges. Our movements will be performed on a 3 minute running clock. If you finish all movements before the 3 minute cap, you’ll use the remaining time for rest.

 

Saturday L2

Rise and Grind! It’s the weekend and the gain train doesn’t stop! Our conditioning today will consist of kettlebell sumo deadlift high pulls, pull-ups, toes-to-bar and a med-ball run. We have an opportunity to dial in on toes to bar, and focus on aggressive hip extension in the sumo deadlift high pull.

CF Squared 2020: CrossFit for Cystic Fibrosis


More than 30,000 people in the United States are living with Cystic Fibrosis, and approximately 1,000 new cases of CF are diagnosed each year. A progressive, genetic disease caused by a defective gene mutation, Cystic Fibrosis is a potentially deadly disease that causes persistent lung infections and restricts the ability to breathe over time. More than 75% of those affected are diagnosed by age 2.


A note from Johnny Davis:

 

CrossFit Knoxville is proud to be hosting our 6th Annual CF Squared event to raise money and awareness for the East TN Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

My 4 month old sister, Jennifer, died of Cystic Fibrosis when I was 4 years old. I saw what it did to my parents and how it devastated them and would like to help others avoid that if possible. 

Cystic Fibrosis is one of the rare diseases that a cure might actually be in sight and your donations and efforts can legitimately make a difference.  Come join us for some friendly competition to raise awareness and fundraising dollars to help those living with Cystic Fibrosis in Tennessee. One hundred percent of proceeds will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!


Event Details

  • When: Saturday, March 14 2020 (9:15 am – 11:30 am)
  • Where: CFK North (906 Callahan Drive)
  • How to Register & purchase T-shirt: Click HERE (both team members must register individually)
  • Cost: $40/athlete (includes event t-shirt!) – 100% of all proceeds donated to CFF!!
    • $20 for event only – no t-shirt
    • $25 for t-shirt only – no event)

Workout Info:

  • Partner format: 2-person any sex teams (If you don’t have a partner we will find you one!)
    • Both team members must register individually
  • Divisions: Rx, Rx-ish, Beginner
  • T-Shirts will be printed after the event to allow for late sign ups.
CF Squared Challenge WOD:

As with the symptoms and demands of the disease, this competition will include one lung-demanding workout designed to challenge athletes’ airways and ability to breathe.

In teams of 2, complete the following for time:
3 Rounds:
500m Simultaneous Row
21 Alternating Thrusters, EACH
  • Partner A’s barbell must be completely stopped and resting on the shoulders or overhead before Partner B can start their Thruster
  • 5 Burpee penalty for setting the bar down. Both athletes must complete 5 burpees each!
  • Thruster weights: Rx (95/65), Rx-ish (65/45), Beginner (45/25)
    • We’ll make it as light as you need if you are a beginner.  Come have fun and help out CFF!

FAQ’s

Q: What if I don’t do CrossFit?

A: No worries!  We have a beginner friendly version for everyone.

Q: Can I bring my kids?

A: Kids can definitely participate but they’ll probably need to be 10 and above or really tall.  The rower is very challenging for smaller kids.

Q: What size shirt should I order, how are they cut?

A: We are using a unisex Bella + Canvas Tri-blend shirt. Check out this sizing chart.

Q: How will the heats work?

A: We will be able to run 8-10 teams at a time. We will not send out a heat schedule prior to the event, rather we’ll determine heats on the day of. Please plan to stay the whole time and cheer teams on as they work!

Week in Preview, February 2nd, 2020


“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”
Mike Tyson

Supplement Spotlight:

“Go the Distance” with Extreme Endurance

If your looking for a way to increase your capacity for throwing it down in the gym look no further than extreme endurance tablets. You may have seen these products on our shelves recently,  but skipped out on their amazing benefits.  Extreme endurance has created a product that acts as a lactic acid buffer, and helps muscles to recover more than 5 times faster than their regular rate. As we workout we damage muscle fibers that allow blood creatine kinase levels to rise. Creatine kinase is an enzyme created from damaged muscles. The result of high levels of creatine kinase can manifest itself as muscle fatigue, decreased athletic performance, and even injury! Extreme Endurance is also known for its ability to decrease lactic acid production by up to 26%! The answer is clear… if you want to go the distance start with Extreme Endurance Tablets.

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Upcoming Events:

Bring-A-Friend Friday + 2 weeks Free!

This Friday, ALL Classes

Bring ’em out, bring ’em out! This Friday is BAFF, and all guests will receive 2 weeks free! So spread the word, and join us for an awesome sweat to close out week 1 of February! (Please forward your friends this waiver to fill out in advance)

 

Self Defense Seminar

This Saturday, North @ 11:30am ($15/person)

CFK’s very own Jeff Cravens will be holding a seminar for all athletes interested in empowering themselves in unforeseen circumstances.  The focus will be the self defense tactics of Krav Maga. Krav Maga is an Israeli martial art which focuses on natural body movements for protection against any attacker. Prepare for the unknown! In 75 minutes you will learn strikes and chokes that will help you come out on top in any future unforeseen events! Check out all of the details here, and email [email protected] to sign-up.

 

 

 

X-Over Symmetry Workshops

This Saturday, Both Locations @ 8am (Free)

Get those bulletproof shoulders! Learn how to properly use the X-Over bands to both increase shoulder strength & stability, and prevent or recover from injuries. No need to pre-register, just show up!

 


Weekly WODs:

 

Monday – “DO WORK” Field Day

This is a 45-minute calorie burning throw down with 20 stations of various movements. Run, row, tire flip, sledge hit, and kettlebell swing your way through this one. Fast and furious, or slow and steady… it’s your choice. Super fun, super challenging, let’s do this!

Tuesday – The Phoenix

Just as the Phoenix rises from the ashes, so will you in this triple “Death By” challenge – Death by swings, death by box overs, and death by pull-ups!

Wednesday – Squat Day

In our reset week, we take the weights down to 75% and work tempo. Lots of time under tension in this one, as we’ll add in a superset of Strict Press, and finish out with Tabata Abs to blast that core!

Thursday – Death Row

It’s back baby… A 20:00 EMOM that’s an absolute gut check! This one was last performed on 10/2/2019, so add a rep to either the calories or burpees from your previous score, and go for a 1 or 2 rep PR today!

Friday  – Bring-A-Friend Friday

We’ve got a fun and challenging “Double AMRAP” set up for February’s BAFF, so spread the word, bring out your buddies, wear your RED, and let’s tear this one up!

Saturday Community WOD

Welcome to GRIP CITY! We’ll bring the dumbbells out for farmer’s carries + Hang Power Cleans, running and air squats. Hydrate up, this one’s gonna be a sweat fest.

Saturday L2

This one is going to get nasty! Teams of 3, 3:00 at rotating stations with Back Squats (from the floor), Calories on the bike, and Toes-to-Bar. Plus, a GUNZ-OUT finisher that’s sure to fill the sleeves!

Self Defense Workshop at North!


Hey CFK!

Next Saturday, February 8th our very own CFK athlete Jeff Cravens will be hosting a self defense seminar at the North location! Here’s everything you need to know:

 

  • When: Saturday, February 8, 11:30 a.m. (duration: 75 minutes)
  • Where: CFK North
  • Cost: $15
  • How to register: email Rick
  • Prerequisites required: NONE!
  • Attire: Normal workout gear you can move around in

Who it’s for:

This workshop is for anyone who….

  • Wants to feel more prepared in protecting themselves and their loved ones in the case of a bad situation
  • Wants to learn “situational avoidance” (i.e. how to minimize your chances of encountering a bad situation)
  • Wants to feel more capable in life!
  • Wants to get a great workout while learning how to deliver powerful punches and kicks!

About the Course

Introductory self-defense seminars are intended to improve situational awareness and provide self-defense skills that are simple and safe to learn and are immediately usable by virtually anyone. Krav Maga is an Israeli martial art that adapts natural body movements to self-defense situations. Far less artistic than it is brutal, Krav Maga is considered by many experts to be the most effective self-defense system in the world.

During this seminar, participants will learn basic combatives such as palm strikes, groin kicks, and hammer fists, as well as crucial self defense skills like wrist grabs, hair grabs, and hand chokes. Also covered will be the importance of situational awareness, self defense vs. self protection, and defending against random attacks.

 

About the Instructor

 

In addition to being a regular CFK 5:30 am’er, Jeff is a black belt in Krav Maga and also studies Muay Thai kick boxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is an instructor at the National Academy of Martial Arts in Oak Ridge, and previously served 5 years in the Tennessee State Guard.

Week In Preview, January 26th, 2020


“Be proud of your hard work and accomplishments, but never be completely satisfied and never forget you’re not the only one out there working hard. You can always do more, do better, and help others do the same”
–Greg Everett, Owner and Head Coach of Catalyst Athletics

Supplement Spotlight:

D-Aspartic Acid

 

This supplement triggers the brain to increase the body’s natural production and transportation of testosterone, and luteinizing hormone (LH). According to recent studies, T levels in men have drastically declined over the past decade while women  experiencing ovarian and other reproductive issues are on the rise. This could be due to the very flawed average American diet. D- Aspartic Acid can be used to increase muscle mass, strength, definition, and promote health of the reproductive system. Guys don’t be D-ficient… Try D-Aspartic Acid.

 


Upcoming Events:

Last Call for #Committed T-shirts – Wednesday, 6pm

T-Shirt orders will be processed on January 30th (Thursday). Please make sure to get your orders in before the deadline on Wednesday at 6pm! Here’s the LINK TO ORDER, and if you were on the #20Committee in October, November, and December of 2019 hit up coach Rick ([email protected]) for your discount code before you place your order!

 


Weekly WODs:

 

Monday – Muscle Up Your Monday

We’ll be spending the first class of the week honing in on the elusive ring muscle up. Our skill work at the beginning of class will set us up for the NCFIT benchmark workout “Uppercut”. We can guarantee the buy-in for this workout of 20 ring muscle-ups will set the tone for the following rounds of lateral burpees and power-cleans. If you don’t have ring muscle-ups we’ll modify to burpee pull-ups.

 

Tuesday – Squat Day, Week 1 (Retest)

Did you have an “off” leg day last week? That’s okay! We are retesting for our upcoming squat cycle this week! Our goal this week is to find a “technical” max. There is absolutely NO need to board the “struggle bus” attempting 5 rep max at the beginning of the cycle. We are looking to own our movements from start to finish. We will finish our 5×5 or 5×3(if coming from the floor) squat cycle with the benchmark partner workout “Tailpipe”. Each partner will alternate through static kettlebell positions while the other partner crushes short distances on the rower.

 

Wednesday – Pop and Drop

We will be working heavy 3 rep hang snatches, toes to bar, and hand-release pushups during an alternating 18 minute EMOM. The toes to bar will assist us in opening the hips, and allow us to build in weight across each set of hang snatches.

 

Thursday – 20/20

If it’s the middle of the week, and you already want to break things… Come to class and get your mid-week frustrations out on slam balls! We have 5 sets of slam balls and suitcase lunges for today’s conditioning workout. However, we will have an option for plate ground to overhead if slam balls aren’t your thing!

 

Friday  – Box Jump Blowout

Your body will get a workout from the top, down today. You’ll view the WOD in wodify on Thursday night, and expect to have a shoulder intensive workout. However, this one will burn your legs as much as your shoulders. The name of the game in today’s conditioning piece is explosive movement and rapid hip extension. Get ready for lots of box jumps and push presses.

 

Saturday Community WOD

Our free workout this week is fast and furious. We have 6 sets of 2:00 minute workout segments. During these segments we will complete short running intervals, double dumbbell snatches, and a few double unders. Since the intervals are so short we suggest scaling to single unders to preserve the stimulus for this workout.

 

Saturday L2 

You’ll get the chance to channel your inner strongman at the beginning of class with a 1RM dumbbell snatch on each arm. Our focus is dumbbell cycling in our workout today. We have single dumbbell front squats, alternating dumbbell snatches, situps, and a very odd movement called the single dumbbell burpee! Our goal is to stick with lighter dumbbells and go mostly unbroken on this workout! Remember, you aren’t getting any gainz looking at your shoe laces! Let’s scale appropriately today!

 

Week In Preview, January 19th, 2020


“When you compete against everyone else, no one wants to help you. But when you compete against yourself everyone wants to help you.”
–Simon Sinek, Motivational Speaker

Supplement Spotlight:

Prebiotic Greens

WellnessSeries Prebiotic Greens

 

Let’s be real…  When we diet we place an overwhelming emphasis on macronutrients. Whether you follow keto, paleo, Adkins, or any other new diet trend these nutrients become the focal point. We often don’t take into account the critical role of vitamins and minerals such as zinc, magnesium, and B-vitamins. Micronutrients are responsible for many of the body’s processes. For instance, cell division, cell growth, cell repair, and even assist our senses can be traced back to the roles of vitamins and minerals.Transparent Labs Prebiotic greens contains spirullina and chlorella which are rich in water-soluble vitamins and important minerals.
A large dose of fiber is also contained in just one scoop of Prebiotic Greens. Fiber is excellent for digestive health improvement. The American Heart Association recommends a daily intake of 30 grams of fiber per day, and most Americans consume less than half the recommended daily intake. Transparent Labs Prebiotic Greens is an excellent addition to your supplement cabinet when attempting to close this gap in fiber intake. Prebiotic Greens contains acacia fiber, green banana flour, and Jerusalem artichoke fiber.  Get 4 grams of fiber fast! Be Good to Your Gut! Get one today!

Weekly WODs:

 

Monday – Nickels and Dimes

You know how to get better at pull-ups? Do more pull-ups. Day 1 is all about pull-ups this week! We have a 7 minute skill session that will allow us to work on the kipping pull-up progression, and hopefully have us stringing multiple reps together before class is over! Our workout includes chest to bar pull-ups and quick running intervals.

 

Tuesday – Hangman

In recent workouts we have overloaded the barbell during strength work to prime us for our WODs. We will be sticking to that plan today for the hang power clean! Our workout today includes strength work on the hang power clean, and a WOD that includes more hang cleans and lots of box jumps.

 

Wednesday – Squat Test Day

We have made it to the end of the cycle! It’s time to test! ONLY if we have been consistent throughout the squat program. We will finish off the day with the CFK benchmark workouts “Barfight” and “Knock-Out”. Your choices are a max effort 500 meter row, or 1:00 of max calories on the assault bike.

 

Thursday – Silent Library

We have not one, but two strength pieces today! We will start our strength session by performing quiet deadlifts.  By performing quiet deadlifts we allow our selves to hone in on positioning, and maximize time under tension. We will also be testing how quiet you can be when performing deadlifts with a double overhand grip. Our next strength segment will include tempo strict press, and a WOD that will have you hinging to high heavens.

 

Friday  – Inhaler

The things you want to do the least usually provide the most. So…are you ready to run? Our workout gives us 12 minutes to complete a 1 mile run along with max meters on the erg. We will finish up with pull-ups, sit-ups, and pushups in another bodyweight AMRAP following the rowing meters.

 

Saturday Community WOD

Bring your friends to our free 9am community workout! We have snatches, suitcase lunges, and double-unders for 12 minutes of absolute happiness.

 

Saturday L2 – “Faceplant”

It’s time to earn that rest day! Our two part workout today is thruster heavy! We will dedicate the first half of class to a cluster (squat clean thruster) complex that will get the quads fired up for the conditioning piece. We have a partner workout of 120 Thrusters and 120 kickbacks. Our couplet of thrusters and kickbacks can be broken up in any way  between partners.

Week In Preview, January 12th, 2020


“Work until your idols become your rivals.”
–Drake, Musician

Supplement Spotlight:

Glutamine + BCAAs

If you live your life in soreness from tough WODs. You aren’t alone! It’s just the nature of the crossfit!  You most likely remember this feeling as you descend to the bottom of a plate loaded squat during our squat day warmup!  We go hard 3-5 times a week in hopes of creating incremental changes over time. However, without the proper recovery post WOD or even during the workout we negate the gains we could be making. We all DESERVE those gains, right? Well, you can unlock the key to strength and recovery with one scoop of Transparent Labs BCAAs+ Glutamine. There are three branch-chain amino acids, and all of them are ONLY obtained through external sources! These amino acids include leucine, isoleucine, and valine. By supplementing with these critical aminos we allow the body to reduce muscle soreness, muscle fatigue, and build a body that can go beast mode! This trio of aminos blunt muscle breakdown which is common in our sport! Glutamine is also imperative for any type of fitness regimen. Glutamine is naturally found in the body, but is depleted during strenuous activities. When glutamine levels in our body plummet our ability to recover is sluggish! 5-10 grams of Transparent Labs Glutamine+BCAAs can be taken pre-workout, intra workout, or post-workout for optimal performance!


CFK EVENTS

  • CFK Challenge

Wondering how to meet your goals in 2020? If your goal is to lose weight, gain muscle, or even to perform better it starts with habits. We will be running 6-week gym wide challenge that will help you to establish healthier choices in the new year. Our use of the Wodify Rise app throughout the challenge will allow you to earn points for certain mobility, nutritional, and strength based activities throughout the 6-week period. The challenge is $99.00 and comes with a consult from our nutrition specialist Corey of EMOM nutrition, and a fit 3D body scan.

Ready to Make Some Changes?

Click Here

 

 

Weekly WODs:

 

Monday – SQUAT Day + LIFT

Lots of lifting today in the form of our week 7 squats, and kettlebell core work (weighted sit-ups, carries, and HEAVY swings). It’s the perfect chance to try a weight you’ve never tried before!

Tuesday – Push/Pull/Jump

Longer grind today with a 20:00 time cap and a total of 300 double-unders, 2k row, and 100 hand release push-ups!

Wednesday – Weightlifting Wednesday!

15:00 to practice a snatch complex, then an absolute banger of a workout. We’ll pick a variation of the snatch that you’re comfortable with and can move with intensity. Come to GET BETTER today!

Thursday – Grip & Grind

Longer duration workout with a high skill gymnastics movement, and plenty of dumbbells to go around!

Friday  – “Diane”

Benchmark #2 of 2020! This is the first of 4 times we’ll encounter Diane this year. Remebmber to wear your R.E.D. and let’s get a good first test of this dirty deadlift doozy!

Saturday Community WOD

Bring ’em out Bring ’em out! No better way to start your Saturday than with a healthy dose of burpees, thrusters, and running!

Saturday L2 – I AM CFK Testing!

Saturday’s L2 class will be dedicated to the I AM CFK test day! Among other things, will be a 1RM Bear Complex, Max 2k Row, and Pull-ups! Don’t worry, if you don’t have pull-ups just yet, we’ll have modifications for you. Register for the challenge HERE

 

I AM CFK Winter 2020 – Healthy Habits = Healthy You!


What’s up CFK?  The new year is hear and we’re like: “It’s time to turn up the heat, get really strict, workout 3 x’s a day, and finally make those Gainz we’ve been threatening to make for a while now.”  Stop right there Tiger!

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been training or how many times you’ve failed a diet/training program in the past, it’s still simply about habits just like it was then, and just like it will be next year.  How about we take time to focus on creating habits that are sustainable and healthy? 

When we create habits and remove emotion, learn what motivates us and what we have control over, we win.  It is that simple.

Winter 2020 I AM CFK CHALLENGE LINK

The 2020 Winter I AM CFK Challenge is all about creating Healthy Habits.  We won’t focus on restriction or temporary lifestyle changes to get “Six Pack Abs or Sweet Gunz.”  

I AM CFK is a set of daily/weekly challenges designed to create lasting, sustainable habits that lead to long term success and yes, “Abs and Gunz” if you so desire but it’s not the focus.

To understand and develop habits, we must first analyze our current behaviors through consistent tracking, identify changes necessary, and incentivize healthy behaviors to replace the less desirable ones.  

Watch this video and read this book to learn more about how habits work.  We are very much creatures of habit no matter how spontaneous we may think we are.


What’s included in th 6 Week Healthy Habits Challenge – $99

*Points must be in by midnight each day.  Tracking is a large part of the Challenge and critical to identifying the Growth Opportunities (formerly known as obstacles).

  • Baseline Fitness Test – Jan 18  (Retest Feb 29)
    • Gymnastics – We’ll test both 1rm Pullups and Max Reps   (If you don’t have pullups, we’ll use Very specific Ring Rows or band if you are close to pullups)
    • Mono-structural – We’ll test your Power/Speed using the 250m Row and 20cal Assault Bike sprint. Mid Endurance will be tested using the 2K row.  (1 Mile run can be subbed for Row)
    • Weightlifting – We’ll test over all Strength using the 1RM Bear Complex and Strength Endurance with 7RM unbroken rounds of Bear Complex.    (We’ll use a Clean Complex option for shoulder problems)  *We wanted to switch this portion for alternating challenges but we really can’t identify a better test!
    • MobilityWe’ll test basic hip, shoulder, and ankle mobility, weekly and daily challenges will be designed for mobility improvement which is critical to long term success and widely ignored unfortunately.
  • Before/After Fit3d
    • We aren’t looking for drastic changes but if you follow the process we will see positive changes for sure.
  • Daily and Weekly Fitness Challenges
    • ​​​​​​​These challenges are rooted in our beliefs of moving often, perfecting basics, addressing ‘growth opportunities’, trying new things, and learning new skills
  • Daily and Weekly Mobility Challenges
    • ​​​​​​​These are not complicated routines but 6-10 minutes per day of focussed work that will pay mad dividends over time.
  • Daily and Weekly Nutrition Challenges
    • ​​​​​​​Sorry folks, the bottom of the pyramid is built on proper nutrition and fueling.  Few results are possible without basic changes
  • Weekly 15 minute CFK Coach Check-ins 
    • This is your time to ask questions and learn to make your own healthy decisions.  Check-Ins are not for coaches to “tell you what to do,” but instead allow you to identify your personal “Growth Opportunities” and get feedback to help you decide for yourself what’s best, based on your goals.

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Get Better EVERY  MEAL ON THE MEAL!


Each I AM CFK Challenge comes with optional Custom Nutrition Support from Corey Church @ EMOM Nutrition   Visit his website for more info.

CFK partners with Emom Nutrition to offer an insane value for our I Am CFK challenge. You will have the option of weekly food log review through the Lose It app by a certified Nutrition Coach and a second option of a Custom Nutrition plan, complete with daily Macros as well as food log review

  • Optional EMOM Nutritional UpGrades
    • $49 = Weekly Food Log Review through Lose It app
    • $99 = Everything above + Custom Nutrition plan, including Starting Macros!

Initial Testing Schedule and Prep: 

Prep Week Training Schedule: Jan 13 – 17

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Normal Activity
  • Thursday: Active Recovery Wod (RPE of 6-7)
  • Friday Off or a light row and foam rolling with lots of water but do NOT Workout!

Test Day:  Jan 18, 2020 – 9:45 am

  • 10:00 – 12:00 – Warmup, Testing, Cool Down
    • Bring snacks and Water, belts, lifters, running shoes, wrist wraps, etc… or Nothing.  It’s a test!

Prep Week Training Schedule: Feb 24 – 28

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Normal Activity
  • Thursday: Active Recovery Wod (RPE of 6-7)
  • Friday Off or a light row and foam rolling with lots of water but do NOT Workout!

Retest February 29, 2020 – 9:45 to noon

  • 10:00 – 12:00 – Warmup, Testing, Cool Down
    • Bring snacks and Water, belts, lifters, running shoes, wrist wraps, etc… or Nothing.  It’s a test!

How: Click “REGISTER“, sign up, show up, read the Nutrition Guidelines, grocery shop, food prep, complete challenges, create habits, and most importantly win long term!

*We will Crown an overall winner.  However, if you participate in this challenge to completion you will also win.  The points are for motivation, the habits built are the prize.  Take the Challenge!

Week In Preview, January 5th, 2020


“Hiding from your weaknesses is a recipe for incapacity and error.”

–Greg Glassman


What’s up CFK?  The new year is hear and we’re like: “It’s time to turn up the heat, get really strict, workout 3 x’s a day, and finally make those Gainz we’ve been threatening to make for a while now.”  Stop right there Tiger!

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been training or how many times you’ve failed a diet/training program in the past, it’s still simply about habits just like it was then, and just like it will be next year.  How about we take time to focus on creating habits that are sustainable and healthy? 

When we create habits and remove emotion, learn what motivates us and what we have control over, we win.  It is that simple. 

Check out the blog post here: BLOG

Want to sign up?  Click here: Winter 2020 I AM CFK CHALLENGE LINK

CFK EVENTS

  • Conquer Knoxville’s favorite 13.1 with coach Mary
Get ready! The Knoxville Half-Marathon is approaching fast! If you are interested in training for one of Knoxville’s most popular races Coach Mary is standing by to help! Coach Mary’s 12 week program will get you to the finish line in a hurry! If you aren’t a veteran runner even better! No worries, you are in good hands! Click HERE for more details!
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  • CFK Challenge

We’ve got another challenge coming up soon! Our next healthy habits challenge is going to consist of nutrition, strength, agility, and even some new mobility challenges for our CFK yogis! Stay posted for the dates in the coming weeks!

 

 

 

Weekly WODs:

 

Monday –Perfect your Position

Our focus today is on deadlift perfection! We kick off the week with positional strength in the mother of all lifts! The load on the bar should allow us to keep a straight bar path and maintain tension throughout the entire lift. We will practice what we’ve learned in today’s WOD with deadlifts, handstand push-ups, and plate-ground to overheads.

 

Tuesday – Squat Day (Week 6) + Glutes and Goblets

We continue to build this week! Let’s keep those weights moving, and lay the foundation for some PRs in two weeks. Things are getting much heavier this week! Our focus is on great looking squats and hitting depth! Our WOD today will blast our lower body! We have 1:00 of max calories on the bike or rower, american swings, and goblet lunges. The floor is lava don’t put your kettle-bell down!

 

Wednesday – Franuary 2020

Fran is one of the ugliest girls you’ve ever met with a face only a mother could love.  We have 21-15-9 of thrusters and pull-ups. Let’s go to that uncomfortable place, and get better!

 

Thursday – Kettlebell King

We have an intense complex of single arm kettle-bell movements today! CFK Kettle-bell enthusiasts will rejoice over deadlifts, sumo deadlift high pulls, hang cleans, and hang snatches! We will follow our kettle-bell skill work up with a double AMRAP of double-unders, knees to elbows, and strict dips!

 

Friday  – Build a Bear

Bear Complex builds machines! That’s why we are doing it! However, we have a different spin on the traditional barbell bear complex! Our workout consists of a dumbbell bear complex, rope climbs, and a spicy amount of calories on the rower!

 

Saturday – Community WOD

We have the unicorn of crossfit this week in our community workout! Get ready to visit trap city with sumo deadlift high pulls! Our conditioning will also include calories on the rower and box step ups every minute on the minute!

 

Saturday – Level 2

Hang and Bang! That’s what its all about this weekend in our 75 minute class! We have a hefty weightlifting day consisting of a heavy three rep hang power clean! We also have a team WOD that includes sprints, wall balls, and burpees.