Week In Preview, October 13th, 2019


“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.”

-Newt Gingrich

Supplement Spotlight:

Transparent Labs

Organic Vegan Rice and Pea Protein

Muscle gains don’t have to be hard to come by if you adhere to a strictly plant based diet.  Many companies who create plant based protein powders load their products with added sugar to cover the displeasing taste that is common within vegan protein powders. Transparent Labs’ Vegan Protein has only 2 grams of sugar per serving, and contains a healthy dose of stomach filling fiber.  Even if you aren’t a vegan athlete Transparent Lab Vegan Protein is a great source of high quality protein to aid recovery!

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Upcoming Events:

  • Crossover Symmetry Workshop,   Saturday 8am at West

Come join coach Derrick this Saturday, and learn how to properly use the symmetry bands to develop bulletproof shoulders! This simple 5-minute program can change the game for your gymnastics and olympic lifts, as well as increase your durability and resistance to injury. Plus, it’s FREE!

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  • Crossfit OpenWorkout 20.2

Hopefully, you crushed 20.1 this weekend and are fired up for 20.2! Tune into the  Rogue Iron Game Thursday at 8pm for the live announcement, and remember to come to Saturday’s L2 to participate in the judged workout!

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Weekly WODs:

Monday –  Squat Day (Week 2)

Last week we established a new 5 rep max for our squat of choice for the upcoming cycle. Today we will be de-loading the bar back down to 75% of that newly established 5 -rep max. We will focus on positional awareness and technique this week even as the bar moves fairly quickly. These initial weeks of the cycle are critical for our ability to PR in 6 weeks!

 

Tuesday –  Static Addict

We have a long duration EMOM workout planned for Day 2. The diverse selection of these movements will pack a punch to your upper body. We will have heavy push presses, legless rope climbs, and assault bike calories. We will also work a static hold during the EMOM! These holds include kettlebell rack holds, superman holds, hollow holds, and wall sits!

 

Wednesday – NCfit Benchmark “Power+ Amanda”

Our strength section of today’s workout includes 3 moderately heavy sets of 5 power snatches. The key word here is “moderately”. We are not looking for a 5 rep max today, but we are looking for good technique and position with a heavier load. Our conditioning includes more power snatches and bar muscle ups! If we don’t have bar muscle ups then we will scale appropriately to get the correct stimulus.

 

Thursday  – Team AMRAP

We will pair up today with our buddies to get some restorative blood flow to those hard worked muscles. We will get the opportunity to row, bike, air squat, bent- over row, and perform a CFK favorite the kickback. Come join us, and prep your body for day 5’s open workout.

 

Friday  – Open Workout 20.2 (Released Thursday Night)

Many of us tuned in last week to watch the Rogue Iron Game show that featured a grueling duel between Rich Froning and Scott Panchik. We watched in awe as they completed a seemingly endless workout of bar-facing burpees and ground to overheads. The staff at Crossfit HQ kept us humble last week! We can’t wait to see what he has in store for us this week!

 

Saturday –  Free Community WOD at 9am

We have dumbbell hang power cleans, wall balls, running intervals, and kickbacks this week in community WOD. Bring your friends and try to be quick on those runs!

 

Saturday  – Level 2  at 10:15am

The level 2 class will run the open workout 20.2 for judging! Come in and get an official score! You can even reattempt Friday’s workout if you weren’t feeling it!

Why 20 Committee?


Show Up

Work Hard

Have Fun

Repeat!!

Nothing you do will make more of an impact than these 4 actions. The cool thing is you can apply these actions to nearly anything in life and, depending on how quickly you apply the 4th (REPEAT!), achieve positive results.

 

For those of you unaware, our 20 Committee is reserved for those who are hitting 20 exercise sessions per month, typically comprised of mostly CFK classes and 1-2 home/travel workouts per week. The point here is that we move WAY more than we are sedentary, because movement is the key to longevity.

 

At CFK, your coaches want to see your name on the 20 Committee board every month! The more consistently your name is on the board, the more quickly you’ll progress toward your goals, no matter what they are.

 

If you’ve been on the board consistently, please accept our virtual fist bump and keep up the great work! If you haven’t been hitting your goals, start with this question:

 

HAS YOUR NAME BEEN ON THE BOARD?

 

If you’d like to speak with a coach about your goals and set a plan for hitting the board, we’d love to chat. Just hit us up for a quick 30-minute check-in here: https://crossfitknoxville.com/member-check-in/


HOW DO I…

 

…Log a Home/Travel WOD so it counts toward the 20 Committee?

Open the Wodify app and navigate to “Class Schedule”. Filter the Program to “Home/Travel WOD” and click “Sign-in”. It should take you to the “Add Results” screen, where you can choose to add a performance.

…Add performance to a Home/Travel WOD

From the “Add Results” screen, search a benchmark workout or click “Create a Metcon” and add it!

NOTE: A performance log is not necessary to get on the 20 committee, but it is recommended for tracking your performance history.

…Find the Home/Travel WOD of the Day?

In WODIFY, navigate to “WOD”, and filter to “Home/Travel WOD”


20 COMMITTEE FAQ

 

Q: What kind of workout should I do if I can’t make it to the gym?

A: We have 3 optional workouts that can be done at home with little or no equipment

  1. Travel WOD Blog PostAll bodyweight movements with no equipment needed
  2. WODIFY: Home/Travel WOD Program – Some modifications may be needed depending on equipment access. Sub a similar bodyweight movement where needed. Air squats, push-ups, sit-ups, lunges, etc.
  3. WODIFY: Community WOD program – Even though we only have a Community WOD class programmed on Saturdays, there’s a workout of the day listed every single day in WODIFY! Some modifications may be needed here as well.

Q: Will signing into a Home/Travel WOD count against my attendance limit, if I’m on a 13 visit/month membership?

A: Nope! The Home/Travel WOD classes don’t count toward attendance limits, so you should still make the 20 committee!

Q: Where can I see how many classes I’ve attended this month?

A: Sign-in to www.wodify.com on a web browser (not a phone app), and click “My Profile” in the upper right-hand corner, then “Attendance” on the left menu. This will show all historical attendance logged in Wodify.

Q: What qualifies as a Home/Travel WOD I can count toward the 20 Committee?

A: Depends on intensity. Any of the 3 options above count, and anything you make up on your own counts if it’s done with appropriate intensity. If you do 10 minutes of fast burpees, that would be a significant stimulus to qualify as a workout. Typically, the lower the intensity, the longer the required duration.

Walk – over 40 minutes

Bike – over 30 minutes

Jog – over 20 minutes

Run fast – Intervals are great! Total work/rest should still be over 20 minutes

 

Q: Does Yoga count?

A: Absolutely, if it’s more than 30 minutes. Any sort of functional movement practice moves us forward from a health and longevity standpoint. We choose CrossFit because it covers all aspects of fitness and Yoga, spin, cardio kickboxing, Zumba, Barre, Krav Maga, etc… are all great supplementary workouts. Mountain biking, weekend run in the neighborhood, hike in the smokies, it’s all great activity!!

 

Q: Do my workouts need to be “high intensity” to count?

A: No, unless they are short. At CFK, we’re typically going to work with relatively high intensity. When you work on your own, we expect the intensity to be a little lower. Many of our training sessions need to be of medium intensity but high focus. Now, if intensity is going to be lower, we will need to go longer to elicit improvement (i.e. short and intense or long and slow). In your heart, you know if you did enough to call it a workout. The goal is to move well and often and learn to enjoy short-term discomfort for long-term gains.

 

Q: Can I do a Home/Travel WOD and a CFK Class on the same day?

A: We sure won’t stop you! However, the purpose of the 20 committee is to encourage 20+ ACTIVE DAYS/month. Multiple workouts in the same day can be great in the correct dosages. Once/week, or every-other-week are fine. Performed too often, and 2-a-days will hinder recovery, causing diminishing returns over time. The goal of the 20 Committee is consistency across each week and each month, not cramming on Thursday because you missed Monday-Wednesday. It’s better to workout once/day Monday-Friday, than twice on Wednesday and three times on Friday.

Week In Preview, September 1st, 2019


“No one ever drowned in sweat”

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Supplement Spotlight

Transparent Labs

Mass Gainer

If you wanna get big, you gotta eat big! When it comes to claiming your spot on the “swoll patrol” mass gainer can help. Your body naturally needs more calories to repair those sleeve busting biceps and triceps you’ve been working on. Transparent labs has created a mass gaining protein complete with 100% Grass Fed Whey, long lasting carbohydrate sources, healthy fat sources, and even added creatine monohydrate. One serving has a perfect muscle building ratio of carbohydrates to fat, and has more than enough calories to kick-start the good gains! Even if your goal is maintaining lean muscle mass, a half-serving of mass-gainer will do the trick for muscle recovery! Try transparent Labs Mass Gainer today! Your tanktop will thank you!
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Upcoming Events

9/11 Memorial T-Shirt Pre-Order

We are now accepting pre-orders for the 9/11 memorial T-shirts. Show your support for those who gave their lives on that tragic day 18 years ago.

Tank-Top or T-Shirt: $20.00

Pre Order Due: Wednesday September 4th by 4pm

Email: [email protected]

Strength Seminar with Jeremy Augusta

Renowned strength coach, Jeremy Augusta, will be visiting our gym on September 7th. It is apparent by the picture that Jeremy is a subject matter expert when it comes to lifting heavy things for fun. He will share his expertise in injury prevention as well as in-depth training on the bench, squat and deadlift.

Tickets: $60.00

Get yours here!

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“Hey Love!” Crossover Symmetry is Back

Coach Derrick will be instructing a free crossover symmetry workshop on Saturday September 7th at 8am at North! Come out to have some fun and fix those shoulders!

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Coach’s Challenge

Swoll Patrol

-100m Row using only biceps

-10 calories on the assault Bike only using arms followed by 10 pushups

We’ve cooked up a nasty little bicep and tricep workout for the challenge this week. Post your video to  Instagram and insert these hashtags with your posting #cfk#bro’sandbi’s#coach’schallenge#crossfit.

 

Weekly WODs

 

Monday – Squat Day

We will be adding 5 pounds this week to our 5×5 or 5×3 squat cycle. Let’s focus on owning positions with the tempo, and get after it in the conditioning workout. We have a moderately long AMRAP filled with situps, calories on the rower, and a gymnastics pull of choice.

Tuesday – Gump

Day 2 will force us to flex our grit muscles as we attempt to hold a tough pace throughout a long duration workout. We have lots of conditioning today that includes running intervals, double-unders, single dumbbell step-ups,  and rowing.

Wednesday – Grace

You read correctly, We have Grace! We will first work up to a heavy 1 rep max with the clean and jerk then head into our conditioning.  Grace is a pretty soulless type of girl so choose your weights wisely!

Thursday – Treat Yo Self

We have another dose of Thursday therapy planned this week! We have crushed some hard WODs now it’s time to take a step back. We will be doing a full body flush  with rowing, plate ground to overheads, and plate overhead lunges. You’ll see the same format for the workout as we’ve seen each Thursday before the qualifier workouts.

Friday – Wodapalooza Online Qualifier (Released Wednesday Night)

These workouts are tough, but as a resilient and experienced CFK athlete we know you have done everything in order to prepare. It’s time to perform! Drop the Hammer and Go!

Saturday – Level 2

Chest Day! We haven’t had one in awhile so its a great time to see where we are at with a heavy 3 rep bench. We also have a cool partner WOD planned that incorporates the elements of the benchmark Cindy, and max calories on the bike.

Saturday – Community WOD

Our free workout this week will test our ability to maintain consistency across 4 rounds of calories on the bike, kick-backs, and kettle-bell cross body static holds. It’s an excellent day to bring a friend, and learn some less familiar movements with our experienced coaches.

Week In Preview, August 11th, 2019


“Winning means your willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else”

-Vince Lombardi

Supplement Spotlight

Don’t Race Towards Rickets!

Some people believe that by consuming large amounts of calcium in their diet  that it allows them to have strong bones, but this is only a half truth. Calcium absorption is solely dependent on the amount of vitamin D contained in the cells throughout the body.  Without sufficient levels of Vitamin D, Calcium cannot be absorbed through the intestines. Sufficient Vitamin D levels are critical to maintenance of bone, and overall critical to the crossfit athlete. Crossfit athletes often put their bones under extraordinary stress from heavy weight training. These situations cause bone to degenerate and regenerate. We need Vitamin D to facilitate this regeneration of bone, and to help increase bone density.

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Upcoming Events:

Strength and Powerlifting Seminar at CFK North

Want to meet one of the best in the biz? 60 dollars might be your ticket to the 1,000 pound club! Jeremy Augusta, the creator of the Swing Block Method will assisting CFK athletes with technique perfection on the big three( bench press, squat, and deadlift) lifts. The training will last all-day at our North location on Saturday, September 7th. Need more info? Check out the event on Facebook, and sign-up!

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Weekly WODs:

Monday – Squat Day 5RM Retest

Hopefully by Monday you have shaken off the lingering effects of “California Love”! We will be performing a retest for the new squat cycle, and will follow it up with descending rep ladder of hip flexion and extension movements. Be prepared to go unbroken on  higher rep burpees and kettlebell swings!

Tuesday – Demystify the Muscle Up

The philosophy at CFK is to “get better, not done”. On day 2 we take our time in a skill work session that will open our eyes to the finer points of the ring muscle up. We will follow it up with a conditioning workout that includes ring muscle ups, calories on the rower, and wall balls.

Wednesday – Old School

We have an old school warm-up planned for your third training day of the week! It’s weightlifting Wednesday so we will be cycling the barbell and  practicing our positional awareness during deadlifts, hang cleans, push jerks, and split jerks. Yes, you read correctly! We are doing split jerks!

Thursday – Dottir for a Day

Have you ever wondered how to build a cardiovascular engine like every athlete with the last name “Dottir”? EMOM training can provide you the stimulus necessary to get you to that next level. However, its up to you to put the pedal to the metal! We have rowing, kickback box-jumps,  farmer’s carries, situps and if the GHD is open you can give it a go!

Friday – Pick Six

We have another weightlifting day towards the end of our week! We will begin with a strength and technique session that is every 2 minutes on the minute of hang squat snatches and overhead squats. We have those movements again in the conditioning portion, and will add some double unders to the mix!

Saturday – Community WOD

Bring your friends and come push yourselves….Literally…. at our 9am community WOD.  We will be performing push-ups, kickbacks, dumbbell renegade rows, and suitcase deadlifts. Our workout is sure to smoke your upper and lower body for 15 minutes.

Saturday – Level 2

Bring your running shoes to class this week! We will be putting in a fair amount of distance on our feet! Our workout also includes toes to bar and walking lunges!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CFK Supplements – Fat Loss, Muscle Gain, Inflammation and more


Consume Quality Proteins, Veggies, and Fats in proportions that support activity levels but not excess bodyfat!

What’s up CFK?

Let’s talk supplementation with a purpose vs. trying to supplement our way around eating correctly. CFK is a “WHOLE FOODS FIRST” gym and supplements are meant to “supplement” or compliment our current strategy, not “replace” real food or fix bad habits.  
  
Transparent Labs, Black Market, and Puori have proven themselves to meet our standards. Here’s a break down of my recommendations as well as an outline of my personal supplement regimen.  
 
Side note: Inflammation and lack of sleep is a real struggle for some folks. Supplementing things like Turmeric, Magnesium, Glutamine, and Post Workout Protein can speed recovery, reduce inflammation, and improve sleep and digestive function. Turmeric, o3, m3, and d3 are recommended for all athletes! 
 
Adult Male over 30, fairly lean: (This would be me so I’ll start here)  
Goal: Preserve and/or build muscle mass, reduce overall inflammation, and keep Testosterone levels up in an aging body. 
 
AM: Black Market d-aspartic acid (natural Testosterone booster), creatine (builds muscle), l- citrulline (heart, immune, muscle pump)
 
Post Workout: 3/4 scoop Mass Gainer, 3/4 scoop 100% Whey or Organic Vegan, Glutamine. (all recovery.  Recover faster, workout more, quicker/better results)
*Eat a full meal about an hour later 
PM: O3 (3/day, 2 grams)*, M3 (3/day for Sleep/Recovery), D3 (3-4/day for various reasons but mainly proper hormone function), ZMO (Natural Testosterone Booster)
 
*Turmeric mid day with food to reduce Inflammation
 
Adult Male, not lean:   
Goal: Reduce belly fat as it’s dangerous long term. We do so by resetting hormones, building muscle, and reducing junk calories.  
 
Same prescription as lean male except post workout we’d do 1-1/2 scoops of 100% Whey or Organic Vegan, drop the Mass Gainer, and increase the amount of Omega 3 to 4 grams/day instead of 2 grams (3 capsules am with food, 3 capsules pm with food)
 
Adult Female, fairly lean:   
Goal: Preserve or build muscle, keep hormones in check, reduce inflammation.  
 
O3 (3/day), M3 (3/day before bed), D3 (3/day), 1/2 scoop of Mass Gainer, 3/4 to full scoop of 100% or Organic Vegan.  l-citrulline and creatine could be good if building muscle and gaining strength is appealing to you! (creatine can make you retain water, be aware)
 
Adult Female, not lean:  
Goal: Reduce belly fat as it’s dangerous long term. We do so by resetting hormones, building muscle, and reducing junk calories.  
 
Increase O3 from 2 to 4 grams per day (3 capsules in Am with food, 3 capsules Pm with food), M3 (3/day at bedtime), D3 (3/day), full to 1-1/2 scoop of 100% or Vegan, l-citrulline
 
Full Transparency: As a Coach and business owner my mission for our supplement program is two fold:
  • Provide a service for our Athletes by: 
    • Reducing confusion: Limiting products to essential and useful
    • Creating convenience: Have quality products on hand and extra flavors and special items available via pre-order
    • Provide only quality products by doing the research for our athletes (This is why you have seen brands change.  If a new brand is better/cleaner we make the change)
    • Find the highest Value (not cheapest or most expensive) in each category
  • “Supplement” our income (Pun intended)
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*I’m sure there are others but one exception to the replacement rule being Omega 3.  O3 is basically missing from the SAD ( Standard American Diet) and there’s an abundance of Omega 6. Balance between Omega 3 and Omega 6 is critical for decreased inflammation and increased fat loss. I highly recommend sourcing a quality fish oil for omega 3 supplementation.  Puori, Nordic Naturals, SFH, etc…  Do not trust cheap o3.  It’s expensive to source quality o3 and if you see it cheap it will be just that.
 
**If you are using a different source that Puori, Black Market, or Transparent Labs and would like my help simply email me a picture of the label and we can compare the dosages.  

Week In Preview July 14th, 2019


“Don’t have a 10 cent squat with 100 dollar shoes.”

-Louie Simmons

Supplement Spotlight:

Pure Spectrum Muscle and Joint Relief

How achy are you by the end of the week? Good news, you don’t have to be. Try Pure Spectrum’s CBD Muscle & Joint Relief! This lotion works to soften & relieve deep tissue aches using full spectrum CBD and all natural ingredients such as aloe vera, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and olive oil. With a Blood Orange scent, you’re bound to smell as good as your joints will feel.

Upcoming Events:

“I Am CFK” Health Habits Challenge

Begins July 20th

We make decisions everyday toward our health and fitness goals that  help or hinder our progress. Join your best friends in a 6 week healthy habits challenge that includes physical and nutritional challenges each week! The “I Am CFK” Healthy Habits Challenge is for anyone looking to develop long term healthy habits to support their personal goals. Long term habits produce long term results! If you are interested in reinforcing great habits, receiving results, and feeling a sense of accomplishment let us know! Click here to find out more!

Weekly WODS:

Monday – Squat Day (Week 3)

We are kicking off the week with our squat cycle. Week 5 of our cycle includes more tempo training to increase our time under tension in the squat.  Our efforts to slow down our squats will help to increase positional awareness and technique.  We will finish our day with a burpee, front squat, and interval running workout.

Tuesday – GymNasty

Gymnasts rejoice! We have a very special muscle up workout for you on day 2. We will blast through a workout that incorporates muscle-ups, reverse lunges, and push presses with a dumbbell. The outstanding coaching staff at CFK will find a scaling option to meet your needs if you haven’t conquered the muscle-up. Don’t worry! We got your back!

Wednesday – Snatch Day!

The snatch fully expresses our strength, coordination, power, and mobility. If you have been consistent don’t miss this workout! Today is your day to ring that PR bell! The first part of class will be used to find a 1 rep max snatch.  We will follow up the strength work with a conditioning workout that will challenge us with lighter snatches.

Thursday – One Mile Fun Run!

Have you had “Murph” withdrawals recently? That’s okay! We have what you crave! Day 4’s workout will include many of the bodyweight movements used in our favorite benchmark. Our workout consist of a fast paced one mile run followed by a descending ladder of pushups and pull-ups. Sets of 5-10 reps on the pushups and pullups are key to finishing this one!

Friday – Handstand Pushups and Deadlifts

Towards the end of the week we will work on our skills with the strict handstand push-up and deadlifts. Our conditioning workout will also include these movements.  The focus for today’s workout is controlling the deadlift while using heavier weights.

Saturday – Community WOD

We have  a short high intensity workout planned for your Saturday! We  have dumbbell snatches, burpees, and sit-ups. We will keep the intensity through the roof in 4 sets of 3 minute AMRAPs.  Bring your friends because the CFK community WOD is the best free workout around!

Saturday – Level 2

You can accomplish so much in 25 minutes! Need Proof? Come to our Level 2 workout to find out! We have a little bit of everything today! Your day will be filled with double unders, farmer’s carries, lunges, and burpee box-step overs. Earn your “Rest Day” on Sunday! Bring it!

 

Week In Preview June 23, 2019


“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

— John Wooden

Supplement Spotlight:

Puori SB3

Did you know that your gastrointestinal tract houses 100 trillion bacteria? Good bacteria in the gut is essential to health and acts as the first line of defense against unwanted germs. Puori’s cranberry flavored SB3 is made of indigestible fibers, good bacteria, and vitamin C to give you antioxidants and immune support while repairing cellular damage from daily wear and tear. Gut health is great thing.

Upcoming Events:

Yogability Saturday, 8am @ North

Free 45 minute flow class this Saturday, $15 drop-in for nonmembers. Come love on your body and clear your mind to start the weekend off right. Your hips will thank you.

July 4th

There will be one workout at both locations, 9am on Independence Day. Come prioritize yourself and start the holiday off right with a little sweat and burn. Remember, you GET to be here.

Camping Trip July 12-14

Nature is calling! Join your CFK fitness family at the Bandy Creek Campground in the Big South Fork Recreational Area July12-14 (Fri, Sat night). We have rented a pavilion and a loop of group camping sites to play – so much room for activities! If you can’t make it up for the whole weekend, join us Saturday morning for yoga, group hiking, or a bike ride. Come one, come all! Please RSVP here.

Weekly WODS:

Monday – Skill & Jerk

Do you have muscle ups? If not come get some quality and skill work on the low rings and get to dominating the false grip! We’ll finish off with a burner of push-jerks, muscle ups, and calories.

Tuesday – Rannie

Remember your old pal Annie? She’s back and she’s still on the run. We’ll get the ropes turning, abs firing, and the heart rate bumping with a 400m run in between each set. 

Wednesday – Fran

This not the day to miss because we’ve got a Fran-tastic day planned out! We will be taking the first part of class to work on some squat cleans so that you can dominate the first thruster each round as we test this classic CrossFit benchmark wod. 

Thursday – Partner WOD

All workhorse kind of day.  Lots of Bike/ Row Cals and a long 600m Farmer’s Carry with HEAVY KB’s. Naturally, we will finish the day off with some Beach Body Abs. Don’t leave your gym buddy hanging! Come and get a sweat on and loosen up a bit after a tough week.

Friday – Squat Day

Today is the day we reset for this new cycle. Weight should be light making it a perfect day to work on technique and practice tempo. We’ll finish off with another CrossFit Games Open repeat! Get ready to move for 15 minutes between light deadlift, push-ups, and box jumps to crush 11.2.

Saturday – Community WOD

Bring your friends, brothers, aunts, and everyone you know! Nothing builds community better than a sweat session with a partner. We’ve got a 16 minute AMRAP with ring rows, goblet squats, box jumps and max sit-ups to start your weekend off right.

Saturday – CFL2

We’ve got a sweet snatch complex coming at you with some moderate weight. It’s all about practice, not a PR. We’ll finish the day with “Triple 7s”. A wonderful metcon including everyones favorites! Get ready for some 800m runs and max sets of wallballs and toes to bar. Who’s excited?

Week In Preview June 16th, 2019


“Today I will do what others won’t so tomorrow I can do what others can’t.

– Jerry Rice

Supplement Spotlight:

Transparent Labs BCAAs

Attention all vegan and plant based athletes. BCAAs are a group of 3 essential amino acids that must be obtained through the diet. They are proteins that muscles burn for energy and should be properly replenished. Major sources of BCAAs include meat, eggs, and dairy. Plant sources include chickpeas, lentils, whole wheat, and brown rice. Unless you eat these foods daily, you may need a back-up plan. Transparent Labs BCAA Glutamine is composed of vegan fermented BCAAs making it the perfect option for your supplement routine. Feed your muscles and recover.

Upcoming Events:

“Nutrition Mythbusters” Workshop – this Saturday @ West (8am)

If you weren’t able to make the first “Nutrition Mythbusters” workshop last weekend, here’s your chance!
There is a ton of nutrition information out there which can make “eating clean” seem more complicated than it has to be. Corey Church from EMOM Nutrition will be at West this Saturday at 8am to help bust aaallllll the myths, and sort through the seemingly endless stream of information to get down to the simple principles that can change the game for you and propel you to new GAINZ in the gym!
LEARN, THEN SWEAT! Here’s the best part – this workshop is FREE and open to the public, so spread the word and bring your friends, then hang out for our community WOD at 9am. See you there!

Weekly WODS:

 

Monday – Get a New Score on 19.4!

 

Did you miss the open?  We will begin the week with a repeat of 19.4. This workout consists of snatches, bar muscle-ups, and bar-facing burpees.  

Tuesday – Trackstar

 

Our tempo training today will help us develop strength in the push press.  The tempo practice will allow us to become more efficient, and overall reinforce barbell control.  We will channel our inner track star in the conditioning portion with longer distance running intervals and push presses.

Wednesday – Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail

 

Squat day! If you’re sticking with the same squat variation (Back, Front, or Overhead), this will be a re-test of last week. If you’re switching up, test your new squat as a benchmark for the upcoming cycle. We’ll follow it up with a WOD that will challenge your strategic planning. The workout consists of heavy squat cleans, toes-to-bar, and double-unders. We encourage you to be aggressive, but be smart!

Thursday – Recovery Sweat Session

 

Your glutes and quads will need some attention by this point in the week. We will be flushing our legs out with multiple rounds of tabata.  We will incorporate plate ground to overheads, biking, and a variation of the air squat that you’ll learn to love!

Friday – Death Row

 

If you have a strong mind, and an even stronger aerobic capacity you will dominate death row! The WOD is an alternating EMOM of calories on the rower and burpees.  This workout is a gut check! Bring your A game!

Saturday – Community WOD

 

Bring a friend this weekend to CFK, and conquer a partner AMRAP consisting of wall balls, dumb-bell power cleans, and interval running.

Saturday – Level 2 

Strongman Saturday has finally arrived! Bring a friend and “get down” with the “get-up”! Our focus will be on the classic strongman exercise the Turkish get up. We will finish up with heavy deadlifts, and a deadlift conditioning workout!

Week In Preview June 9th, 2019


“During the hard times, it’s important to focus on the things you can change in that moment instead of what you should have or could have done differently.” – Annie Thorisdottir, Crossfit athlete

CBD Pre-Order Due Monday!

Time to get your CBD pre-order in! CBD is a great way to calm the central nervous system back to homeostasis for those that have stress or anxiety. Even if you aren’t quite out yet, get your order in by Monday night and take advantage of a 15% discount!   We will be carrying a new brand of CBD, JuJu Royal. Their products are organic, THC free, and contain terpenes that have been added back in for flavor and specific benefits. Their tinctures are available in 1500mg bottles and are available in pineapple tangerine, mango, & mint. They also have a CBD olive oil for all of you clever chefs. Check out the table below or their website for more information.

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Upcoming Events:

CFK Camping Trip

We’re so excited about this! We’ve reserved a loop in the Bandy Creek Campground in the Big South Fork July 12-14 for a summer camping/hiking/biking/river-wading/fishing trip! If you like to get outdoors, put this on your calendar now! Plenty of room for tents, center pavilion for group dinners, pool, showers, and tons of outdoor activities in the Big South Fork. Bring the whole family, stay for an afternoon, a night, or the entire weekend!  Look for an email with more details.

Yogability

Hello flexi fitness fanatics! Starting this month Yogability will be included in all CrossFit memberships with a $15 drop in fee for non-members. These 45 minute flow classes will be at 8am on Saturday’s every other week, alternating locations. We will kick things off at West the 15th and North on the 29th.  Come love on the body and most importantly, the mind. Learn how to sequence breath with movement, gain mobility, core strength, body awareness, and stability. Simply bring yourself and your matt and we’ll get flowing!

 

Weekly WODS:

 

Monday – Rope Climb Conditioning

 

Bring your leg protection on Monday! We will be taking the first portion of the class to work on rope climbing technique and mechanics. Don’t have rope climbs? It’s okay! We can practice coming from the ground, or nailing the perfect J-Hook from the box.

Tuesday – Quad Cooker

 

Test day has arrived! We will be testing our 5RM on the squat we have chosen for the current cycle. We have an additional opportunity to ring the PR bell after the squats. Part two of the workout will test our grit with a max effort 500m row. Don’t Give Up!

Wednesday – Snatch Chipper

 

We will begin the class with a technique focused EMOM that will prime our shoulders for overhead movements in the WOD! The workout is a chipper that consists of burpees over the bar, hang snatches, and double-unders.

Thursday – What’s your Weakness

 

Prepare to work on those movements you’ve always wanted to master! Our focus today is the flashy movements of crossfit. Some of these movements include strict toes to bar, muscle-ups, and pistols. If you are new to these more complex movements we will work their respective progressions!

Friday – Squats and Shuttles

 

Day 5 of the training week leads us into 5 sets of short intense AMRAPs.  We will be pushing our limits on the assault bike, shuttle runs, and heavy dumbbell front squats for a leg scorching workout.

Saturday – Community WOD

 

If you push the pace in this WOD you will reap the reward. Your reward is your recovery! In this partner workout, athletes will complete an assigned number of reps as a team against a running clock. The workout includes abmat sit-ups, dumbbell snatches, and a partner 400m run.

Saturday – Level 2

 

Today is an excellent day to update Wodify with some new PRs! We will be taking 15 minutes to build to a 1RM clean and jerk, and prepare ourselves for a partner workout that includes clean and jerks at lighter loads.

 

 

 

Week In Preview June 2nd, 2019


“Talent without grit is just potential. Talent plus grit is unstoppable.” — Ben Bergeron

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Weekly WODs:

 

Monday – Jelly Belly

 

We will start our week by waking up our abdominals! The first  workout of the week includes high volume sit-ups and heavy deadlifts.

Tuesday – Good Abs, Great Lifts

 

Core stability and strength are critical to olympic lifting. Core stability helps to protect the spine during heavy lifts, and allows us to transfer maximal force to the bar! We will be testing our muscular endurance in the WOD by holding difficult positions in periods of heart rate elevation.

Wednesday – Clean up your Clean!

 

Day 3 consist of a two part workout involving  a clean complex, and an ascending rep wall ball and power clean ladder. We will focus on positioning during the clean complex, and ratchet up the intensity for the conditioning.

Thursday – Boulder Shoulders

 

You know its going to be a good day when you are already upside down by  warmup time! Prioritizing consistency will allow us to move quickly through multiple rounds of rowing, plate ground to overheads, and overhead lunges.

Friday – Squat Cycle (Week 7)

 

Our final build week of the cycle is upon us! Brace yourselves! Literally. The bar should be moving much slower than it was at the beginning of the cycle. However, if you want an added challenge ask your coach about the tempo challenge!

Saturday Community WOD – Teddy Swolesevelt

 

Most of us have a friend that enjoys working out in front of the mirror at the dumbbell rack! This week is a perfect time to invite that friend, and introduce them to crossfit! Your friends will get the best of both worlds with an EMOM conditioning workout followed by a sleeve stretching arm workout.

Saturday Level 2 – Suns Out, Guns Out

 

We have a fun high volume workout consisting of double unders, toes to bar, and running. Our goal is to find a rhythm early and maintain consistency throughout the workout! We will finish with accessory work involving our chest and triceps.