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


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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, 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.

I Am NOT A Victim

Written by CFK’s self-defense coach and PROTECTOR-IN-CHIEF…
Jeff Cravens

 


Thought for the moment: I am not a victim.

 

A defining characteristic of a victim is the loss of control over one’s life. Global pandemic. Mandated closures and lock-downs. Economic upheavals. Easy to feel victimized. But I don’t want to be a victim! So, I’ll be something else.

 

Most of us recognize this picture… it’s Tom Hanks and his buddy, Wilson, from the movie Cast Away.

 

Many may believe Wilson was created simply as a companion to the marooned and lonely Hanks. But the movie writers understood a very important principle in the psychology of survival.

 

Wilson was actually much more significant than just a friend. Wilson couldn’t do anything for himself… he needed help. Wilson NEEDED Tom Hanks. And that need elevated Hanks from victim, to RESCUER.

 

Were you a little surprised by the depth of emotion Hanks showed when Wilson was lost at sea? He hadn’t just lost a friend. In his mind, he had failed his main mission… his reason for surviving: to rescue his friend, Wilson.

 

So, back to you and me. Don’t want to be a victim? Then be a rescuer!

 

Find a way to serve someone. Make a gift for a friend, or mow a neighbor’s yard. Write letters to people you know… or don’t know (many are “trapped” in assisted living facilities).

 

Make someone smile. Get outside yourself.

 

For us “crossfitters” specifically, hit “like” on someone’s workout score… some of us are jazzed by that! Post your WODs or thoughts about your WODs on social media… major props to Diana Koza for that hilarious post-WOD face-plant pic!!

 

There’s one more survival tip from Cast Away I want to point out…

Give yourself a mission.

 

Tom Hanks had that one FedEx package he HAD to take back to the owner, it was his mission. What’s your’s?

 

Could be anything… a fitness goal, the “Twenty Committee” board, a weekly uplifting word to your family/friends… anything that is out in front of you, and requires you to do the next right thing.

 

So, hang in there my friends!! Be a rescuer, and make someone smile today.



self defense coach in Knoxville Tennessee

In addition to being a regular CFK 5:30 am’er, Jeff Cravens 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 Martial Arts in Oak Ridge, and previously served 5 years in the Tennessee State Guard.

Interested in learning self-defense? Shoot us a note HERE and we’ll send you details on our upcoming workshops!

 




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Member Monday – Terry

Member Monday is a new way for us to share what’s going on in the lives of our members. Every week, we’ll be posting an interview with a member here where they talk about what led them to Crossfit Knoxville, how Crossfit has changed their life, and even what they would say to someone who was interested in trying Crossfit for the first time.

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This week’s featured athlete is Terry Keltner! Terry has been a member at CFK for over 3 years, and is passionate about getting better every day. Check out what she has to say about her fitness journey with Crossfit Knoxville!