Week in Preview, June 14 2020

“Well done is better than well said.”

 

– Benjamin Franklin


Announcements:

  • Class caps will increase to 15 across the board starting this week. Please make sure to continue to reserve your place ahead of time in Wodify!
  • Zoom Classes: There will be no Saturday Zoom classes moving forward. We will continue to have M-F classes at 6am, and 12pm. Links below:

Weekly WODs (CrossFit):

 

Monday – Squat Day Week 7

Last training week before we test our 5RM! While this is the heaviest training week of the cycle, let’s continue to focus on positions and stay within the training parameters of full range of motion. We’ve got a “Devilish” Dumbbell WOD dialed up to cap it off!

 

Tuesday – Hinge 25

Lots of hinging in this 5 round workout, with Up-Downs, Box Jumps, and Kettlebell Swings (which we’ll challenge you to go heavy on!). 375 total reps if you can get it all done within the time cap!

 

Wednesday – Push – Pull

Since Tuesday is all about the legs, Wednesday we get our pump on. Push Press and Pull-ups all day long, with an added “Chest-to-Bar” challenge for those who are up to it!

 

Thursday – You’re Dead to Me

It’s what you might be telling your coach after this one. Deadlifts + Bike calories is a beautiful, elegant, soul-crushing combination!

 

Friday  –  RED Friday

Remember to wear your red for this long AMRAP of running, hang snatches, and sit-ups to close out the week. Our hero this week is Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Diego D. Pongo, who died March 8, 2020 Serving During Operation Inherent Resolve

 

Saturday – Crossfit/ Level 2

We’ll kick off the weekend with a lung-burning couplet of Wall Balls and Double-Unders, and wrap it all up with a killer core “Tabata”. If you’re coming to Level 2, a Turkish surprise awaits!

Saturday –  Burn Class

All about the grip today in this couplet of Dumbbell Deadlifts and Push Press. How long can you hang on without setting them down?!

Week in Preview, May 3rd, 2020

“Any weight you make is better than any weight you miss.”

 

-Greg Everett, Catalyst Athletics

Program Spotlight

Try CFK Burn!

 

CFK Bun combines fast paced cardio with moderate-load weightlifting to provide a quick, hard-hitting workout. We’ll combine plyometrics and cardio with, dumbbells, kettlebells, plates, wall balls, and slam balls. If you want fast-paced aerobic capacity training, CFK Burn is for you.

 

Think of it as CrossFt without the complicated movements! Still makes you strong, still makes you fit, still challenges the crap out of you and for many, Burn will deliver better results due to the reduction of complexity and joint impact.

 

Don’t want to give up the strength work? No worries there. Since Burn is a 30-minute class, it’s a great opportunity to add in individualized accessory strength & skill work (after COVID-19 of course, when we can all stick around before/after classes).

 

In Burn, we apply the same basic principals of training we use in all of our classes. The 30-minute class time gets you in and out quickly, and on to the rest of your day. No extra fluff, no fillers, just hard work. It’s the most efficient use of 30 minutes you’ll find!

Our new class schedule rotates daily, so check out the full schedule of classes HERE (scroll down for North’s schedule), and make sure to pre-register for all classes in the Wodify app!

 


Saturday:

9 am – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/768492405

 


Weekly WODs (CrossFit):

 

Monday – “Rannie”

We’ll be testing our gears in our opening workout of the week. Our workout today is a version of the classic benchmark workout “Annie”. However, during “Rannie” we will throw in a 4oo meter run in after each set of double-unders and sit-ups. The most exciting part is that you’ll be able to brag to your friends about how hard this one was with a mask on!

 

Tuesday – Long Lost Friend

We know ya’ll missed taking the barbell for a ride! Our workout today is a 16 minute AMRAP of higher volume air squats, light hang power snatches, and pull-ups.  For the gymnastics movement in our workout,  select a version of the pull-up that you can accomplish in no more than two sets when fatigued.

 

Wednesday – Smurf

What color will you turn when you do an all out “masked” effort on the assault bike followed 50 up-downs? The only way to know is to show up and show out.  We’ll be bringing the intensity level to 100 in our workout for today.

 

Thursday – Back to the Basics

The squat is arguably one of the most important functional movements in Crossfit and in life! The weights on the bar for this week’s squat cycle workout should feel light and snappy. Your coach will be more than happy to help you find a load that you can dominate as we reset back to 60% of our pre-pandemic squat numbers.

Friday – 16-Minute Seesaw

We’ve got a moderate duration workout at the end of our work week! We have a sixteen minute training EMOM of seesaw bent-over rows, hollow holds, farmer’s holds, and wall balls. It’s a perfect chance to get grippy.

Saturday – Crossfit/ Level 2

Our workout today is in EMOM format. Our workout consists of an overhead dumbbell complex, short running intervals, and pull-ups.  If you join us for level 2 you’ll have an awesome added finisher with a red-band and lots of reps!

 

Saturday – CFK Burn

Ready to burn? Our workout is a 15 minute AMRAP of push presses, alternating step-ups, and calories on the rower.  Our goal is to smash those calories with tons of intensity and get to the dumbbells ASAP!

Introducing… CFK Go!

It’s GO Time! CFK Go is all about convenience, hard work, and results. In a fitness world where everything is too complicated, we’ve stripped things down to create an easy to use and insanely effective new workout track.

CFK Go doesn’t mess around – we get after it every workout, every day, every week with a training program built around dumbbell-focused, time priority, high-power output workouts. We took everything we love from different disciplines and brought them together in one simple, effective program.

Specifically, CFK Go combines the power of functional movements with the regime of traditional strength and conditioning. Each week of training consists of Full-Body and Push x Pull days through the week, and special weekend focuses of Saturday Squats and Sunday Sweat.

Scroll to the bottom to get a free sample week of workouts!

CFK Go Weeklong Snapshot…

  • MONDAY — Full-Body
  • TUESDAY — Push x Pull
  • WEDNESDAY — Body Pump & Full Body (Grind)
  • THURSDAY — Push x Pull
  • FRIDAY — Full-Body (Sprint)
  • SATURDAY — Saturday Squats
  • SUNDAY — Sunday Sweat

Whatcha Need for CFK Go…

Now, to get started with CFK Go, you can get by with only (1) pair of Dumbbells even if you don’t have a Jump Rope. The Jump Rope is highly recommended, but you can perform most of our CFK Go workouts by making a few easy substitutions.

Without a Jump Rope, you could substitute Mountain Climbers, Running in Place, “Phantom” Jump Rope Hops, Jumping Jacks or Plate Hops. These fast-paced cardio moves will give you a similar stimulus to the Jump Rope.

When choosing your Dumbbells to start CFK Go, we suggest you select your starting pair based on your goals. Are you STRONG, FIT, or CARDIO focused…

CFK Go | Your DB x Your Goals…

This is, of course, relative to each individual, but we can break it down by your individual goals and fitness levels.

If you’re new and just learning the movements, go for a lighter pair (10-20lbs) and shoot for a cardio-focused approach. Otherwise, see below:

  • STRONG — If you’re looking to get stronger and build more muscle, we recommend a pair of DBs between 50lb-35lb.
    • Athletes with this goal should be able to perform 5-7 unbroken reps of most movements with their DBs
  • FIT — If you’re looking to develop amazing fitness and lean muscle, we recommend a pair of DBs between 40lb-20lb.
    • Athletes with this goal should be able to perform 10-12 unbroken reps of most movements with their DBs
  • CARDIO — If you’re looking to get more cardio and burn fat, we recommend a pair of DBs between 25lb-10lb.
    • Athletes with this goal should be able to perform 12+ unbroken reps of most movements with their DBs

A Few Final Points…

What if You’re Just Learning the Movements?

As with any new program (or new movements), it might take some getting used to the weight as you learn the ropes. We always recommend that you focus on moving well and at a pace that you are comfortable with. You are always in control of the intensity in every workout. If you want to push it a little more on some days, go for it. If you want to pull it back a little on other days, it’s all good. Always do you!

What if You Want a Little Bit of Everything?

We love that! Our recommendation would be to have a pair of DBs that are a little bit on the heavier side for you, another pair that’s a little bit on the lighter side for you, and a third pair that is right smack in the middle between heavy and light. This way you can mix up the DBs you choose for each workout depending on your goal!


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Week In Preview, March 22nd, 2020

“Don’t paint a dirty car” (on hiding poor form with more weight and/or speed).
-Greg Glassman

The Shutdown, Week 1

We’re as bummed as you to have to stay out of the gym for two weeks, but stay positive! It could always be worse, and as we’ve been saying, FITNESS ISN’T CANCELLED!

The gym is closed & the weather is gloomy, but you can’t control that. If fact, if you think about it, you have very little control of anything! However, the few things you DO have control over can mean everything, when given the right amount of focus. Here is the comprehensive list of everything that is 100% within your control:

  1. Your thoughts
  2. Your actions

Stay positive, and look for the opportunities in every situation. The obstacle IS the way! Gym closed? Here’s a chance to become a better runner. Raining outside? Burpees in the living room (or, run in the rain!!). When you see the opportunity, instead of the obstacle, you become UNSTOPPABLE!

Of course, we’re still here for you and will continue providing massive support, accountability, and guidance. Here are a few things we have planned.

Home Workouts

We will now have 2 programming tracks to follow. The Home/Travel WOD program will have the backpack workouts we’ve been putting out. The CFK Power program will be strength + metcon style, and all you’ll need is a set of dumbbells.

Equipment Loan

We’ll loan out certain items, free of charge, for the next 2 weeks. An email outlining the details of this program will come out Sunday afternoon, so stay tuned. Pick-up will be from 1 pm – 3 pm on Monday, at each location. Priority will be first-come, first-served so if you’d like something, we recommend showing up at 1 pm!

Remote Classes

Download and sign-up on Zoom to join us for live workouts starting this week!

Knoxville “Strong at Home” Health and Fitness Challenge

Sign-up on the Wodify Rise app for the 4-week challenge. Daily tasks that will help you beat cabin fever and build habits that create lasting success. It’s FREE-Ninety-Nine (everyone’s favorite price!), and open to everyone so share the link with anyone you think it would help! Sign-up HERE.

 

CFK Supplement Spotlight

Puori C3

In search of a recovery game changer? Vitamin C has been known to restore the immune function of athletes after hard workouts.  C3 combines potent antioxidant blends and powerful energy boosting ginseng to pack a punch in your next workout. The coaches all agree, your selling yourself short if you don’t supplement with the C! Take 20% off when you purchase one Puori C3 and Puori D3 together!


Weekly WODs:

 

Monday – Raise the Roof
Home/Travel WOD

You’ll be going overhead a lot in day 1’s home/travel WOD. We have an ascending ladder of tuck jumps, backpack push presses, and front squats. Our goal is consistent movement for the duration 10-minute workout. We should be able to go unbroken on the backpack push press and front squat.

CFK POWER (If you have a dumbell/kettlebell or other equipment at home we have a Strength plus Conditioning option for you)

Strength
3 Sets
10 DB Strict Press (Light)
1:00 DB OH Hold
10 Tempo Knees To Chest (2121)
Conditioning
AMRAP x 13 Min
10 DB Sumo Deadlift High Pulls
10 Tuck Ups
5 Devil Press

Tuesday – Drop the Hammer
Home/Travel WOD

3 , 2 , 1 ,…. GO! That’s our sole purpose for today’s weighted or unweighted bodyweight workout. Our workout today gives you the option to use your backpack for the entire workout or use it for only one movement. We have a quick 2-minute running interval, push-ups, sit-ups, air squats, and backpack ground-to-overheads for time.

CFK POWER (If you have a dumbell/kettlebell or other equipment at home we have a Strength plus Conditioning option for you)

Strength
EMOM x 10 Minutes
Min 1: 5 -10 Strict DB Bent-Over Rows
Min 2: 5/5 Single Leg DB Deadlifts
Conditioning
EMOM x 4 Min
45 sec Bike, Row, or Run
-1:00 Rest-
EMOM x 4 Min
12 Double DB Power Cleans
– 1:00 Rest-
EMOM x 4 Min
45 sec. Bike, Row, or Run
Wednesday – Earn Your Rest

Home/Travel WOD

Our day 3 workout will require athletes to complete a set number of repetitions of backpack clean-and-jerks, overhead lunges, and double unders on a running clock. If you don’t own a jump rope substitute back-pack jump overs as an alternate scaling option.

CFK POWER (If you have a dumbell/kettlebell or other equipment at home we have a Strength plus Conditioning option for you)

Strength
5 Sets
10 DB Front Squats
10-15 Deficit Push Ups
-1:00 rest between sets-
Conditioning
For Time
40-30-20-10
Alternating single DB Thruster
20-20-20-20
Up-Downs
20-20-20-20
Alternating DB Snatch

Thursday – Training Day
Home/Travel WOD

We will dial things back today if we have been training consistently throughout the week. If you are following the 3 days on, 1 day off approach our workout today is a great chance just to MOVE! We have an alternating 15-minute EMOM of backpack thrusters, burpees over backpack, and backpack sit-ups. Our goal is finding a number of reps for each movement we can accomplish in 45 seconds consistently. By doing this, we leave 15 seconds of each minute for transition and rest.

CFK POWER (If you have a dumbell/kettlebell or other equipment at home we have a Strength plus Conditioning option for you)

Strength
10 Min x EMOM
Min 1: 10 DB Push Press (Light-Moderate)
Min 2: 40 seconds Double Unders or Mountain Climbers
Conditioning
10 Sets
10 DB Push Press (35/20) (20/15)
30 Double Unders or 30 Mountain Climbers
-30 secs rest between sets-

Friday – Cash Out
Home/Travel WOD

We have a 6 round workout planned for the end of the regular work week. Our workout includes a 400 meter buy in and cash-out that will leave you gasping at the finish line. We have 6 rounds of backpack swings, tuck-jumps, and jumping backpack lunges. If you want legs like a sprinter this workout is for you!

CFK POWER (If you have a dumbell/kettlebell or other equipment at home we have a Strength plus Conditioning option for you)

Strength
5 Sets
3 DB Deadlift + 3 DB Hang Power Clean +3 DB Power Clean + 3 DB Front Squats
(Score is Weight Used)

Conditioning

8 Rounds (:20 on/ :10 off)
Mov 1 – DB Hang Power Clean
Mov 2 – DB Upright Row
Mov 3 – Jumping Lunges
*1 Round= Full rotation through each movement
*No rest between rounds

Saturday – Beef Up Your Backside

Home/Travel WOD

You know why people who perform functional movements are so strong? It’s because we prioritize using multi-joint exercises to develop our body’s primary movers. Our today will bring some ALL the gains to our posterior chain in a workout that includes backpack squat cleans, thrusters, and back squats.

CFK POWER (If you have a dumbell/kettlebell or other equipment at home we have a Strength plus Conditioning option for you)

Strength
EMOM x 8 Min
Min 1: 2 Turkish Get-Ups(Right Arm)
Min 2: 2 Turkish Get-Ups(Left Arm)
Conditioning
For Time:
500/400 meter Row or 400 meter run
50 Alt. V-Ups
400/300 meter Row or 300 meter run
40 Alt. V-Ups
300/200 meter Row or 200 meter run
30 Alt. V-Ups
200/150 meter Row or 100 meter run
20 Alt. V-Ups
100/75 meter Row or 50 meter run
10 Alt. V-Ups

Sunday – Good Morning or Bad Morning, You Decide
Home/Travel WOD

We have quick burner for your early morning workout, or afternoon sweat session. Our workout today allows us to incorporate hamstring development and horizontal pressing strength into our routine. We have good mornings, mountain climbers, and push-ups.

CFK POWER (If you have a dumbell/kettlebell or other equipment at home we have a Strength plus Conditioning option for you)

Strength 
3 Sets
15/15 Single DB Bicep Curls
15 /15 DB Tricep Kickbacks
Conditioning
2 Rounds for Time
50 Walking Lunges
30 Alt. DB Snatch
30 Push Ups
30 DB Goblet Squats
400m Run

 

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 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!

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

 

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!

ProteinSeries Organic Vegan

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

Week In Preview, September 1st, 2019

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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 – October 9th, 2017

“If you think strength is not important consider that strength loss is what puts people in nursing homes.” — Greg Glassman

 

Congrats!

Congrats to all our athletes who competed at Oktoberfest games this weekend!  Christina Knox and Caroline Johnson pictured above, plus Abby Caplan, Rachel Kronyak, Ryan Bolt, and Patrick Klepper on team Eat Clean, Train Dirty!

Holiday Fitness Challenge

Did you read the newsletter for this month?  Are you ready for all the holiday temptations and distractions coming at you?  If you missed it, read up!  And then get prepared because Coaches Jonathan and Sara are brining a Holiday Fitness Challenge to you that will focus on nutrition and achieving goals through November and December!  Keep an eye out for more to come!

L-5

This year we are stepping away from Barbells for Boobs, but that doesn’t mean were aren’t out of the fight!  We’ll still be raising money for a local cancer aid organization, the L-5 Foundation.  More details to come, but mark your calendars!  Friday, Oct. 27th at North.  The workout will still be Grace, and we’ll still wear a lot of pink!

Get to North on Saturday!

There is a TON going on this Saturday out North!  Baseline Nutrition with Coach Sara will be happening at 10 a.m.  Nick and Kaylee will also be back to teach some jump rope tricks for the parent and child clinic!  If you really want to go, you don’t have to have a kid, just bring one!  Of course, we their parents’ permission, but nephews, nieces, and cousins are all welcome!

Weightlifting

We have just wrapped up the 6-week weightlifting cycle, part of our renewed CFK Barbell initiative.  We learned a lot about technique and the mental game of weightlifting and how all of this ties into CrossFit.  We will be running another cycle of weightlifting that starts NEXT WEEK with new class times.

 

North is moving to the morning with a 7 a.m. class.

 

West is adding a class!  We’ll be Monday/Wednesday 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

 

How do you sign up??  E-mail [email protected] to say you want to sign up for the weightlifting class and what time slot you want.  We’re only taking 8 per class!  So e-mail quickly!

 

Cost:  $149 for 6 weeks of weightlifting programming, 2 classes per week, optional Saturday morning lifting, and weekly workout modifications with the goal to peak for the CrossFit Liftoff at the end of November.

 

The Week

 

Monday – (21-15-9) x 2

A double of a classic rep scheme.  42-30-18 of Pull-ups, wall balls, and KB swings.  Try to go under 15 minutes on this!  You’ll have to stay after it!

Tuesday – Pulling day!

Heavy power cleans and deadlifts.  Find a 3 rm power clean, then keep going up to find a 3 rep deadlift.  Keep that bar close today!

Wednesday – 30 min EMOM!

We’ll be rotating through 5 stations to try and get all this work done!  Some stations have one movement, some have multiple movements.  It’s basically all cardio machines and gymnastics, so it should be fun!

Thursday – Core and Legs

Descending ladder of sit-ups, goblet squats, and….BURPEES.  Don’t worry, the burpees are the lowest number!

Friday – Snatches

Start off finding a heavy set of a snatch complex, then use the practice as you perform 3 rounds of full snatches and double unders.  The rope turns will be for max reps!

Saturday – Running and thrusters

Alternate 400 m runs with a partner, then complete some thrusters as a team, then finish out with more running!  This workout will look long, but you can move through it quickly!