Week In Preview, February 7th, 2021

“My valleys are higher than most people’s peaks. I stay at that level.” 

– Dan Gable


Supplement Spotlight

Puori C3

We love Puori products because we know what we’re getting inside the bottle. Puori only uses the purest  of ingredients, and is free from heavy metals that other products may contain. Puori’s C3 is a potent concoction of three sources of vitamin C. C3’s powerful vitamin C supplement is sourced from rose hips, acerola berry, and goji berry. This product also includes an energy blend of Yerba mate powder and polyphenol rich ginseng.

Vitamin C is not only an important immune booster, but plays important roles in other bodily functions as well. Some of these functions include bone formation, gum health, and targeting harmful free radicals. Make sure to pick up a bottle at the end of your next WOD!

 


Weekly WODs: 

Monday

Crossfit  – Hot Hands

Today’s WOD is a grip heavy gymnastics workout. We have a triple AMRAP of handstand push-ups, dumbbell power cleans, and toes-to-bar.  Our goal is to stay consistent for each set of toes-to-bar in today’s workout. Find a break -up strategy that allows you to keep moving even when your forearms are in a bad place!

 

Burn – Lunch Money
This workout will take your lunch money! We have a 10 minute EMOM of dumbbell hang power cleans and burpees. Each minute athletes will need to quickly knock out 10 dumbbell hang cleans and crush 5 burpees before the :50 second mark. Our finisher is a 6 minute EMOM of arch rocks and tuck holds.

Tuesday

Crossfit  – Lord of The Legs

The legs will take a beating in today’s strength and our 4 round WOD. In our strength, we’ll knock out four sets of five front squats. Our workout is geared toward mastery of the front squat. The mantra of today’s rowing and front squat WOD should be “technique over load”.

 

Burn – Toasted On a Tuesday
Our interval workout for today will make athletes earn their rest. We have three 5-minute intervals where athletes will perform a short running interval, v-ups, bike calories, and weighted lunges.

 

Wednesday

Crossfit –  Beaten and Breathless

You’ll feel like you are breathing through a coffee straw in today’s workout. We have a five round workout where intensity is priority. Athletes should expect to see fast running intervals, slam balls, hand-release pushups, and bike calories.

 

Burn –  Rope Work Wednesday
Be ready for lots of hopping in our 12 minute AMRAP!  Athletes can perform either 35 double-unders or 70 single-under depending on their ability to stay consistent. Other movements include Russian swings and up-downs.

Thursday

Crossfit – Kitchen Sink

It’s a little bit of everything in today’s workout. Our thirty minute EMOM will give athletes multiple chances to dial in their technique on pistols, muscle-ups, Russian Swings, and the elusive double-under. We also threw in a single-arm kettlebell front-rack hold because we know y’all love those!

 

Burn –  Legs and Lungs
Today’s EMOM gives athletes an opportunity to dial in their pacing strategy. Each minute athletes will perform either rower calories, slam balls, or step-ups. It’s a good day to come in and sweat if you’re feeling beat up!

 

Friday

Crossfit  – Shoulder Showdown + Heavy 1 Rep Snatch

We begin class with a heavy 1 rep snatch followed by a shoulder stinging conditioning. We have 30 dumbbell devil’s presses for time with an added twist. Upon completion of each devil’s press, each athlete will complete an added push press before returning the dumbbells to the ground. Good luck, this one might sting a little!

 

Burn –  Ring-Roasted Cindy
It’s your favorite 5-10-15 schemed bodyweight WOD for today’s sweat session. Athletes will  complete ring rows, push-ups, and air squats. It’s a good idea to pick a ring row option that you could knock out 15 reps with when fresh. It’s a long workout, and we don’t want to burn those arms out too early!

Saturday

 Crossfit/ Level 2  – Benchmark WOD  “Galentines”

The NCFit Benchmark “Galentines” is a mixture of the popular benchmarks “Annie” and “Kelly”. Athletes will complete 1 round of “Kelly” after each ODD round of “Annie”. Athletes should prepare to do double-unders, sit-ups, wall-balls, box jumps, and running intervals.

Level 2 will have the added luxury of knocking out a heavy 3 rep back squat and heavy triple shoulder to overhead.

 

Burn – Saturday Sweat
Our conditioning will have more of an endurance feel because of the movements used. Athletes will perform running intervals, bodyweight lunges, planks, and push press. Since none of these movements feed off each other athletes are highly encouraged to smash the gas on the runs!

 

Recovery Crash Course : Patella Tendinitis

“Are you moving poorly because you are in pain? Or are you in pain because you are moving poorly?
-Gray Cook

 


 Guess how good you’re getting at box jumps by not doing them?

Are you tired of being nervous on box jumps, lunges, or step-up during the pre-wod brief? Some things don’t get better with time and,  it’s at that point that we must seek other avenues of approach. Many athletes have used the coaching staff at CFK as a resource in pain management. We’ve seen athletes make major strides in their performance by training movement patterns to fix problems.

As a student physical therapist assistant and lifelong fitness enthusiast, I’ve gained an appreciation for human movement patterns. It’s not uncommon for me to spend a Saturday night researching new ways to dial in an athlete’s squat (Nerdy, I know..), or searching for creative ways to decrease persistent elbow pain. Some of my most enjoyable times coaching have been showing athletes  how to perform special mobilizations and stretches that alleviate pain and eliminate stiffness.

CFK has a set of principles that allow the coaches and athletes to strive for fitness gains while reducing the risk of injury. Our principles, or the 3’Ps as you may have heard them called hold true in any aspect of training or rehab.  If you’ve heard the 3 P’s in class you’ll be happy to know that they are also used in our injury recovery sessions. If you have no clue what the 3 P’s are, let’s review.

Positions:  Every movement has a specific positions that must be achieved.

Parameters:  These are movement guidelines that help athletes move safely and reduce injury

Progressions:  Each movement has a specific progression or regression depending on the needs of the athlete.

What’s Patella Tendinitis and What Causes It?

 Patella Tendinitis is caused by overuse, and is typically seen in athletes that perform repetitive explosive exercise. Overuse of this tendon is caused from high compressive force causing small tears in tendon tissue leading to inflammation and swelling. It’s characterized by pain coming from the inferior aspect of the knee cap, and is often confused with quadricep tendinopathy that is located above the knee.

 

Immediate Actions to Take

This particular injury is from overuse, so athletes should take extreme caution in exercise selection. Providing an atmosphere where the tendon can actually begin healing and not become re-injured is critical. Many of the exercises I would suggest would reduce the load on the tendon, but provide a strength building stimulus to surrounding muscles.

 

Load Tolerance is the Name of the Game

 

Goal #1:  Stiff Tendons are Strong Tendons

My plan of attack at the beginning stages of this injury is to build stiffness in the patella tendon. By creating  tendon stiffness our load capacity for exercise and movement increases. Isometric loading keeps muscles in one position and does not allow them to contract or lengthen.  These types of exercises are usually performed in static positions. Exercises like wall-sits and spanish squats will be used to provide a stimulus to nearby muscles(quads, glutes, hamstrings), but not allow compressive force or friction to be placed on the injured tendon.

Ex. 5 sets of 45 second Spanish Squats

 Ex. 5 Sets of 45 second Wall Sits

*Shoutout to Phillip Burgess for the awesome technique!

Goal #2: Single-Leg Strength

It’s always important to add single leg training to any exercise  program.  Single leg training addresses any asymmetries  or weaknesses that are likely to go unnoticed in double limb stance. The term Isotonic used to describe the consistency of speed across a full rep of a movement. Isotonic movements allow the athlete to move throughout the full range of motion without tension change in the muscles.  We will be performing a variety of exercises in this portion that include Bulgarian split squats, split squats, and reverse lunges. Our focus will be increasing our load tolerance and accessing range of motion on the injured side.

Ex. 3-4 Sets of 15 quality Bulgarian split squats with a focus on stability and control

 

 

Goal #3: Take Flight Again

Now that we’ve built the pre-requisite load tolerance for more normal activities we can begin to introduce jumping exercises.

 

Goal #4: Back to Bending Bars and Causing PRs

You can return to training at this point, but it’s always a good idea to keep the rehab exercises in your back pocket to avoid future injuries. It’s a good idea to use these as accessory movements post-workout in order to keep your tendons strong and stiff.

 

Week In Preview, December 20th, 2020

“Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general.”

– Mark Rippetoe


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Holiday Schedule

Thursday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) – Limited Hours (12 Days of Christmas WOD)

Both locations:
8am – Burn
9am – CrossFit
10:30am – Burn
11:30am – CrossFit
1:00pm – CrossFit
*Burn – 45 minute class, CrossFit – 75 minute class

Friday, December 25 (Christmas Day) – CLOSED

 

Thursday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve) – Limited Hours

 West Location – Last Class 6:45 pm Burn
North Location – Last Class 6:30 pm Burn

Friday, January 1 (New Year’s Day) – Limited Hours ( NYD WOD)

Both Locations:

9 am – Burn
9:45 am – CrossFit
11 am – Burn
11:45 am – CrossFit
12:45 pm – CrossFit

Weekly WODs: 

 

Monday

Crossfit – The Lower, The Better

You’ll be reaching for the lowest score on the whiteboard today as we crush rower calories, dumbbell up-downs and wall-balls. Your score will be your highest round minus your lowest round. The “spread” will be your score. Our goal is consistent efforts across all five sets of our workout.

Burn
3 Sets for Max Reps
1:00 Max Cal Row
1:00 Max Box/Bench Dips
1:00 Max KB Sumo DL High Pull
1:00 Max Sit-Ups
-Rest 1:00 between Sets-

Tuesday

Crossfit – Snatch, Burpee, Bike

We open up today’s training session with a strength piece of  power snatches. Our emphasis in the strength component will be the receiving position of the snatch.  Our conditioning workout will consist of hang power snatches, lateral burpees, and a sprint of your choice. Our goal is power output in today’s workout, so rest will be incorporated into each interval.

Burn
Triple AMRAP
AMRAP x 5 MINS
10 Right Arm DB Thrusters
8 Burpees over DB
10 Left Arm DB Thrusters
-Rest 2:00-
AMRAP x 4 MINS
8 Right Arm Thrusters
6 Burpees over DB
8 Left Arm DB Thrusters
-Rest 2:00-
AMRAP x 3 MINS
6 Right Arm DB Thrusters
4 Burpees over DB
6 Left Arm DB Thrusters

 

Wednesday

Crossfit –  CFK Strength Day + Max Effort 1k

We’ll be doing CFK style strength day with a focus on quality. We have 20 minutes to work our way through front squats from the ground, strict-pullups, farmer’s carries, and toes-to-barbell. If you’ve never tried a 1k row it’s a great day to log a score in Wodify! Our best advice for this one is to close your eyes and hang on for dear life.

 

Burn
AMRAP x 16 MINS
20 Russian Kettlebell Swings
20/15 Cal Row
50m Double KB Front Rack Carry
1:00 Plank Hold

 

Thursday

Crossfit – 12 Days Of COVID Christmas

We’re still doing our annual 12 days of Christmas WOD as scheduled. However, this year we will be making sure there are a few more precautions in place in order to keep us all safe and healthy for the holidays. Our thirty five minute workout is a steady pace grinder that has a little bit of everything!

 

Burn

We’ll also have a BURN 12 Days of Christmas WOD to ring in the holiday! Class will be on a 45 minute timeline to accommodate a longer workout, so come ring in the holiday with this fan favorite!

 

Friday – CLOSED 

 

Saturday

 Crossfit/ Level 2 – NCFit Benchmark “Kettlebell Rock”

We’ve got four rounds of handstand push-ups, kettlebell goblet squats, and pull-ups planned for both level 2 and Crossfit. Level 2 will take the first portion of class to build to a 1 rep max squat clean prior to the conditioning.

 

Burn
Every 2:30 for 6 Sets
100m Run
10 KB/DB Goblet Squats (AHAP)
150/100m Row
10 KB/DB Floor Press

Week In Preview, December 13th, 2020

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.”

– Ernest Hemingway


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Weekly WODs: 

 

Monday

Crossfit – 2 Rep Max Deadlift +Leg Day Ladder

It’s test week, and we’re kicking off day 1 with a max 2-rep deadlift. Our task oriented conditioning will bring the pump to your rump! Athletes will complete a descending ladder of deadlifts and rower calories for time.  It’s a good idea to pace the row in order to crush large sets of deadlifts today.

 

Burn
EMOM x 15 Minutes
Min 1: 16/13 Cal Bike
Min 2:  14 KB Goblet Box Step Ups
Min 3: 18 KB Upright High Pulls

Tuesday

Crossfit – Bar Star Bicep Blowout

Today’s conditioning calls for multiple sets of chest-to-bar pull-ups in our workout. The intent of this workout is to pull the bar a little lower than normal. The preferred scaling option for level two will be the banded chest to bar pull-up. However, athletes will also have the option of performing regular chin-over-bar pull-ups. Other movements in our conditioning include double dumbbell suitcase lunges and bike calories.

 

Burn
Every 3:00 for 4 Sets
200m Run
20 DB Hang Power Cleans
20 Push-Ups

 

Wednesday

Crossfit –  2 Rep Max Press + Bobble Head

Our workout for today includes many opportunities to make adjustments to our bar path in the press. Athletes will perform strict press, push press, and double-unders on a two and half minute running clock for 5 sets. The weights are fairly light, and should allow athletes to only take one break during the pressing movements.

 

Burn
AMRAP x 12 MINS
12/10 Cal Bike
12 Alt. DB Renegade Rows
12/10 Cal Row
12 Wall Balls

 

Thursday

Crossfit – The Long Game

You might be able to crush those 12-15 minute conditioning workouts we routinely do, but can you go the distance in a long sweat session? Our chipper for today has a little bit of everything, and we’ll be in it for the long haul. Some of the movements include wall-walks, slam-balls, and burpees. If y’all had fun in the first half of the chipper wait until the bonus movement at the halfway point!

 

Burn
EMOM x 16 Minutes
Min 1: 5 Up-Downs + 15 DBL DB Sumo Deadlifts
Min 2: 5 Up Downs + 10 DBL DB Snatches
Min 3: 5 Up Downs + 14 DBL DB Alt. Front Rack Lunges
Min 4: 45 Seconds Max Hollow/ Deadbug Hold

Friday

Crossfit – 2 Rep Max Back Squat

Today’s workout is full of back squats! We’ll test our 2 rep max Wendler back squat followed by a 10 minute EMOM conditioning WOD. Our EMOM will include back squats from the floor and toes-to-bar. The weight on the bar should be the heaviest weight that can be controlled onto the back from the floor.

 

Burn
Benchmark WOD “Annie”
50-40-30-20-10
Double-Unders
Sit-Ups

Saturday

 Crossfit/ Level 2 – Push Jerk Strength + “DT”

Both level 2 and Crossfit will perform the same amount of work today. Our classes will include a heavy 5-rep push jerk followed by a forearm sizzling conditioning session.  DT is a great test of strength, endurance, and mental grit. It’s 5 rounds of deadlifts, hang power cleans, and shoulder to overheads!

 

Burn
On a 14:00 Running Clock teams of 2 will complete…
Partner 1 Completes: 400m Run
-While-
Partner 2 Completes: AMRAP OF…
20 Air Squats
15 Russian Kettlebell Swings
10 Ring Rows
**Partners will switch upon completion of Partner 1’s 400 meter running interval.

Week In Preview, December 6th, 2020

“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.”

– William Faulkner


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Weekly WODs: 

 

Monday

Crossfit – Back Squat Deload + Two Minutes Too Much

Great job crushing the squats, deadlifts, and presses for our Wendler Cycle. We’re taking a step back this week in order to allow our central nervous system to reboot. Our deload for the back squat should allow us to feel confident and explosive under the barbell! These weights should be well within your wheelhouse, but give you a slight challenge. Our conditioning is alternating intervals of 400m runs and wall balls. Our goal today is to keep the intensity high and attempt to keep moving when we’re smoked.

 

Burn
AMRAP x 12 MIN
21 Cal Row
15 Pike Push-Ups
9 KB/DB Suitcase Deadlifts

 

Tuesday

Crossfit – Positions, Parameters, and Progressions

You often hear Coach Johnny talk about “The 3 P’s”. Today’s workout incorporates a skill session that focuses on one of our favorite P’s.  Our skill session in today’s workout clearly gives athletes an opportunity to nail  the “P” of Progressions. Each movement in Crossfit has a scalable progression.  Each progression’s purpose is geared toward the mastery of a high skill movement. Our pre-WOD practice is geared toward bar-muscle up development.  Our conditioning includes bar muscle ups, burpees to plate, and kettlebell swings.

 

Burn
16 MINUTE EMOM
MIN 1: 45 seconds of Max  Slam Balls
MIN 2: 45 seconds of Max Tuck Ups
MIN 3: 45 seconds of Max Wall Sit
MIN 4: 45 seconds of Max Mountain Climbers

 

Wednesday

Crossfit –  Deadlift Deload + Midline Mash-Up

We are holding true to our deload in all of our lifts this week.  Day 3 brings us lots of opportunity to drill key aspects of the deadlift to include bar path. Our conditioning consists of light deadlifts and sit-ups. The workout for today prescribes a male and female RX weight of 185 for males and 135 for females on the deadlift. As you can tell these weights are considerably lighter than previous workouts we’ve done. Our main priority is to move the barbell efficiently and unbroken throughout our workout.

 

Burn
AMRAP x 14 MINS
10 Box Jumps
100m DB/KB Cross Body Carry*
10 Russian Swings
*One kettlebell/dumbbell held in front rack and the other KB/DB will be held overhead.

 

Thursday

Crossfit – Press Deload + Press Pull EMOM

You guessed it. We’ve got more shoulders coming at you!  Today’s 20 minute EMOM will tax the shoulders and the lungs. Athletes will get the opportunity to thoroughly enjoy high volume push press, max rower cals, and double-unders.

 

Burn
Every 3:00 for 5 Sets
10/8 Cal Row
30 Russian Twists
20 Alt. Dumbbell Lunges

Friday

Crossfit – Backside Blitz

We’ve got running and tons of air squats on day 5. Our task oriented workout gives athletes a chunk of work to complete inside of an 18 minute time cap. Running isn’t everyone’s bread and butter, so scale those distances if needed!

 

Burn
Teams of 2 will have 18:00 to Complete
140 Wall Balls
200m Run
140 Cal Bike/Row
200m Run
140 Sit-Ups
200m Run
140 Alt. Dumbbell Snatches
200m Run

 

Saturday

 Crossfit/ Level 2 – Jacob’s Ladder

We’ll be climbing an ascending rep ladder of decreasing barbell weights in today’s workout. Some of the workout movements include hang power cleans and bike calories. Our workout begins slow and becomes progressively harder as grip fatigue sets in. Hang in there!

Level 2’s workout will have an added overhead strength component of 3 sets of 5 overhead squats.

 

Burn
AMRAP x 8 MIN
40-30-20-10
Ring Rows
Double-Unders

 

-Rest 2:00-

 

AMRAP x 8 MIN
50m SA Farmer’s Carry(R)
:30 second Plank Hold
50m SA Farmer’s Carry(L)
:30 second Plank Hold

Week In Preview, November 29th, 2020

“Some people are motivated one or two days, others are motivated one or two weeks, winners are motivated all the time.”

– Unknown


Supplement Spotlight:

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Weekly WODs: 

 

Monday

Crossfit – Back Squat Wendler Cycle + 3 Round Burner

Today is all about the legs. We begin class with our Back Squat Wendler cycle, and will head into our conditioning workout afterwards. Our conditioning is high volume dumbbell front squats followed by chest-to-bar pull-ups and dumbbell up-downs.

 

 

Burn
Every 5:00 for 3 Sets
200m Run
20 Ring Rows
20/15 Cal Row
20 Alt. Plank Shoulder Taps
10 Push Ups
-Rest Remainder of Running Clock-

 

 

Tuesday

Crossfit – Overhead Bro Session + “The Cali Bear”

It’s time for one of CFK’s favorite overhead challenges. It’s 1 Clean and Jerk every 30 seconds for 20 minutes. Can you hang on for all 40 reps, or will you tap out at the halfway point when things get t0ugh. Our workout is as  mental as it is physical. Stay in the Fight!

 

Burn
EMOM x 15 MIN
Min 1 : 15/12 Cal Bike or 150-200m Run
Min 2: 7 “Lunge-Lunge- Squats” with a Single DB
Min 3: 9 Box Jumps

Wednesday

Crossfit – Turkish Twenty

Our twenty minute AMRAP of Turkish-get ups will test your stability and mobility overhead.  We love this movement pattern because of it’s role in helping to stabilize the shoulder.  The Turkish- get ups ability to  build the small stabilizer muscles of the rotator cuff is second to none. We also will be performing bike calories, sit-ups, and walking lunges.

 

 

Burn
AMRAP x 6 MINS
6/6 KB/DB Strict Press
6 KB/DB Sumo Deadlift High Pulls
-Rest 2:00-
AMRAP x 6 MINS
8/6 Cal Row
6 Burpees

 

Thursday

Crossfit – Wendler Press + Upper Body Push Pump

We’ll knock out three sets of our Wendler press cycle, and get straight to work on our conditioning. It’s 7 sets of gnarly interval work on a running clock. You’ll have 2 minutes to burn through a 200 meter run, 5 burpees, and max double unders in the remaining time. Our goal is to scale the run to a distance we can accomplish in around 45 seconds.

 

Burn
AMRAP X 15 MINS
400m Run
30 Dumbbell Hang Power Cleans
50m Farmer’s Carry
30 Air Squats

Friday

Crossfit – Wendler Deadlift + Library Lifter

The king of lifts is scheduled for Friday’s strength and conditioning. We will run through our deadlift Wendler, and follow it up with a sweaty strength piece. Our goal is to “own” all weights and movements in today’s workout. We have library deadlifts, strict dips, and strict toes to bar for 4 sets of complete quality.

 

Burn
AMRAP X 5 MINS
5 Plate Ground to Overhead
6 Overhead Plate Lunges
7 Bent Over Plate Rows
8 Sit-Ups
-REPEAT!-

Saturday

 Crossfit/ Level 2 – Row Snatch Couplet

Our workout for today includes tons of opportunities to get better at the jumping portion of the snatch. We begin our strength session with snatch skill work followed by a 5 round burner. In our conditioning, we will set our forearms ablaze as we row 500 meter intervals followed by squat snatches from the hang. We finish up with a static core finisher of plank variations.

 

Burn
AMRAP x 12 MINS
5-10-15-20…
Med Ball Squat Cleans
10-20-30-40…
Double Unders

Week In Preview, October 18th, 2020

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” 

– Max Lucado


Supplement Spotlight

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Train Hard. Recover Better.

 

Weekly WODs: 

Monday  –  Air Jordan

Do you have mad “hops”? We have a max height box jump in today’s 12 minute skill session. Our workout will include box jump overs, push presses, and a short running interval. Our intent for the workout is to go unbroken throughout all movements. Make sure to check your ego at the door and scale weights appropriately!

 

Tuesday  –  Attack the Rack + The Humbler

It’s time to put on your game face and get under some heavy weight. It’s not your average training day in our second workout of the week.  We will be performing a wave-loading style back squat workout that will allow us to get some challenging weights on our backs. Don’t know what wave-loading is? It’s okay, just show up and we’ll show you.  We hope humility is in your wheelhouse because our workout of up down devils presses, goblets squats, and dumbbell snatches won’t disappoint.

 

Wednesday  –  NCFit Benchmark “Uppercut”

Our buy in for today’s workout is 20 ring muscle-ups. Don’t let that discourage you from coming to class. We’ll have scaling options ready to meet your training goals. Upon completion of the gymnastics buy-in we will be going through several rounds of lateral burpees and power cleans. We’ve done this workout awhile back so check your previous scores.

 

Thursday  –  Blazing Fury

Bring a fire extinguisher and a bag of  ice to the gym today. You’ll need it to put out the fire in your thighs. Our conditioning will slow roast your quads with wall balls, bike calories, and double-unders. Don’t forget post workout mobility after class.

 

Friday  –  Form Focus Friday

We’ll be learning the fundamental life skill of picking heavy things up off the ground today.Let’s clean up our deadlift today with proper tensioning. We begin today’s workout with a heavy 3 rep deadlift, and will follow it up with a very grippy conditioning workout. Our workout will include toes-to-bar and dumbbell deadlifts. Train with intention today, and let’s get better.

 

Saturday  –  Crossfit / Level 2

Our conditioning workout for both classes will include hang power snatches, rower calories, and overhead barbell lunge. It’s a long workout today.Our complex will increase in reps and calories as we progress through our 20 minute workout.

 

Saturday  –  Burn Class

We’ll be spending quality time with the med balls today as we complete the NCFit Benchmark workout “Med Ballin”. Our workout is 4 rounds for time of wall ball hang squat cleans, wall balls, wall ball lunges, and a 200m wall ball run. It’s time to toast the legs!

Week In Preview, August 2nd, 2020

“Humans are not physically normal in the absence of hard physical effort.”

-Mark Rippetoe


 Event Spotlight:

Clash at the Creek

Clash at the Creek

We have a couple of athletes participating in Crossfit First Creek’s first annual competition. Come out and cheer on our fellow athletes as they tackle 4 grueling workouts Saturday, August 15th. The event will have plenty of vendors to check out between heats. The competition will be held from 9am – 3pm. For more details about the event check out their facebook page under “Clash at the Creek”.


Upcoming Events:

Saturday, August 29th – Powell Station Celebration

Don’t forget about the Powell Station Celebration at the end of the month. There will be lots of great activities for the entire family.


Weekly WODs: 

Monday – Show off those Shoulders

We’ve got plenty of overhead movements in today’s strength and conditioning. We start today’s workload with a strength piece as we build to a heavy 2-rep strict press. Our conditioning today will be in EMOM format and will include burpees over the bar, power snatches, and more pressing.

 

Tuesday – Pulling Paradise

Our conditioning piece for today’s workout will increase in complexity as time goes on. Our triple AMRAP incorporates tons of horizontal and vertical pulling. We have sumo deadlifts, kipping pull-ups, chest-to-bar pull-ups, running intervals, and renegade rows in store for day 2.

 

Wednesday  – Squat Day (Week 6)

The bar will be moving a lot slower this week as we head into week 6 of our squat cycle. We’ve got one more build week ahead which will be followed by our test week. Make the most of your 5 sets of 5, or 5 sets of 3 this week. If you are feeling great today try adding a two second pause in the hole on each rep. We finish up today’s workout with a fun race of rowing, sit-ups, and air squats.

 

Thursday  – Hinge Binge

Our workout for today allows you the opportunity to earn your rest. We have five 4 minute intervals of Russian swings , single-arm front rack step-ups, and box jump overs. We’ll finish today’s workout off with bird dogs and quad heel taps. Bird dogs are an excellent exercise to build stability, decrease back pain, and encourage great posture.

 

Friday  – “DT”

We lucked out this week! We have heavy deadlifts followed by the infamous “DT”.  We’ll set a heavy 2 rep deadlift followed by 5 rounds of 12 deadlifts, 9 hang power cleans, and 6 shoulder to overhead. Bring an extra set of forearms in your gym bag today!

 

Saturday  – Crossfit/Level 2

Our workout for both classes this weekend is only 2 sets. Seems easy, Right? Most of the time it’s easier said than done. We’ll be getting after 2 sets of biking calories, single dumbbell thrusters, and toes to bar in our conditioning. Level 2 will have an gymnastics strength piece of pull-ups and push-ups.

 

Saturday  – Burn

Sumo Saturday is upon us! We have an alternating EMOM of Up-Down Step ups and bike calories followed by another EMOM of sumo deadlift high pulls and bike calories. Our goal today is to get out of our comfort zone on the bike and hold a challenging RPM throughout both EMOMs.

Week In Preview, July 19th, 2020

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Weekly WODs: 

Monday –  Squat Day + Metcon

We’re rolling into week four of our squat cycle. The weights are beginning to get heavier, but we still should not be sacrificing great positions for heavier loads on the bar. Squats are not only a great exercise to develop strength in the lower limbs, but also provide performance enhancing hormone release. We’ll dedicate 9 minutes at the end of class to a challenging burpee and dumbbell front squat sweat fest.

Tuesday –  “The Cali Bear”

Our two part workout today is a CFK favorite. We’ll take 10 minutes at the beginning of class to establish a complex of clean deadlifts and power clean and jerks.  In today’s conditioning we’ll be ripping the bar off the ground every 30 seconds for twenty minutes as we perform a moderately heavy clean and jerk. We’ve done this workout quite frequently in the past so make sure to look up your scores in wodify.

Wednesday  –  Perfect your Pull

We’ve got lots of gymnastics movements in store for day 3. We kick today’s workout off with a skill session dedicated to kipping pull-up development. In our workout we’ll apply the skills we learned during our skill work. We’ll be tackling a triple AMRAP of box jumps, kipping pull-ups, chest to bar pull-ups and running intervals.

Thursday  –  Simon Says

You’ll either love or hate your coach after the warm-up, but at least you’ll be warm. We’ll play the CFK’s edition of “Simon Says” at the beginning of class to prepare for our 30 minute conditioning EMOM. Our workout will tax the lungs and the core as we crush bike calories, slam balls, Russian twists, and hand-release push-ups.

Friday  –  “Isabel”

We’ll prime the shoulders for today’s snatch-fest with a heavy three rep power snatch at the beginning of class. We’ll immediately de-load our barbells and, prepare to go to war with “Isabel”. There is no time for breaks in this fast paced snatching workout. Athletes will perform 30 snatches for time at 135 pounds for the guys and 95 pounds for the girls. Athletes can opt for quick singles during this workout or try 6 quick sets of 5 Touch-n-Go snatches.

Saturday  – Drop and Give Me 50

We decided 50 reps of just about everything under the kitchen sink would be acceptable for your weekend workout. Our chipper workout for regular crossfit and level 2 will have athletes working their way through double unders, wall balls, kettle-bell swings, box step-ups, up-downs, and sit-ups.  Level 2’s class will incorporate muscle up skill work and a pistol perfection section.

Saturday  – Burn

Our quick burner workout for the weekend will consist of plate ground to overhead, bike calories, and box jumps. We have a short time domain workout, and our goal is to go directly into plate ground to overhead after crushing an intense calorie interval on the bike.

 

Week In Preview, June 7th, 2020

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation in which I rebuilt my life.” 

 

–  J.K Rowling


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  1. Attend One Burn Class = 1 total entry
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CFK Athlete performing 5 Burpees on video

CFK Logo or Sticker somewhere in the video

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We will draw every Friday at 3pm, so you will have from Monday to Thursday to enter a qualified entry. We will draw and post a video of the winner and contact them that afternoon.


Weekly WODs (CrossFit):

 

Monday – Mindful

In most of the workouts we do our strategies and plans get thrown out the window at 3,2,1 go! In today’s  lower intensity effort we will be focusing on intentional training. The intensity from this workout will come from your focus on positioning, technique, and training tempo. Our workout will focus on ring rows, bike calories, slam balls, and slam ball pass-throughs.

 

Tuesday – Squat Day Week 4 + QAMRAP

We’ll add five pounds this week to our regular squat cycle, and hone in on some less frequent movements in our conditioning. Our post-squat conditioning session will have us sweating bullets as we move purposefully through dumbbell lateral  box step-ups and renegade rows.

 

Wednesday – Front Rack Attack

Our workout for day 3 incorporates gymnastics and weightlifting into a surprisingly sweaty combination. Today’s WOD includes kettlebell front rack lunges, both variations of the kettlebell swing( American and Russian), and your choice of burpee pull-ups or muscle-ups.

 

Thursday – Midline Massacre

Our workout today will challenge your ability to hold great hollow-body mechanics in the box walk to pike. Our midline stability for these pikes will be challenged from multiple rounds of deadlifts, rower calories, and double-unders.

 

Friday  –  Rest When You Need To, Not When You HAVE To

It’s time to wake up your gymnastic muscles. Day 5’s workout is one of the first opportunities we’ve had to attempt high volume gymnastics movements. We highly suggest scaling today’s gymnastics portion and finding an appropriate variation of the push-up to keep you moving for 16 to 18 minutes.

 

Saturday – Crossfit/ Level 2

It’s summer and we’re getting jacked and tanned! We’ll kick both classes off with a strength session of hang clean and jerks.  Our conditioning workout for today will leave us everywhere, but the comfort zone. We have 5 sets of 3 minute AMRAPs. Don’t let the single digit AMRAPs scare you away from chasing your intensity in today’s workout. Level 2 will have an added core strengthening session of weighted pull-ups, alternating dead bugs, and farmer’s carries.

 

Saturday –  Burn Class

We have thrusters, v-ups, double-unders, and ring rows on the menu for Saturday’s express crossfit class. Come join us and get your entries for the King Kong Apparel giveaway!