CFK Weekly: January 15, 2023

Upcoming Events!


Train with Wes Kitts

Want to Olympic Lift with an Olympian?  Come out on the 21st to train with our newest coach and Olympian Wes Kitts!

Location: North

Saturday 1/21 @ 11AM


Pilates & Yoga

w/ Ashleigh Howard

From Ashleigh: “Hey CrossFit peeps! I am excited to able to offer you some Pilates and Yoga in a fusion class. Pilates will focus on small stabilizing muscles which will allow you to reach new performance
levels in CrossFit. Yoga will allow you to improve your coordination and balance as well as stretching and
lengthening your body. I hope to see you there!”

Location: West

Saturday 1/28 @ 11:15AM


Programming Sneak Peek!

Monday:

5×5 Back Squats Across. Then we have a short but sweet ascending AMRAP that will see if you can keep your legs moving.

Tuesday:

Pull & Push gymnastics strength training. Then it is time to test your grip and see what you can do!

Wednesday:

Core & Shoulder stability to get the day going. Our Metcon after will keep in theme and see how many rounds you are able to turn out!

Thursday:

CrossFit Games Open WOD 18.2 & 18.2A!

Friday:

Barbell Rows for Strength. Then you’ll be looking at a 21-15-9 with a twist, bring your grips & do your hand care before this on! This is a great test of how you can handle some volume in a shorter window, scaling wisely (if needed) will make all the difference today!

Saturday:

You go, I go Partner WOD. This will be a fun one to cheer on your friend as yall work together on this chipper.



Save the Date!


The 2023 CrossFit Open is just around the corner!

  • February 16th it all kicks off!
  • Follow this link for information and registration.
  • Mark your Calendars!
  • What to expect?
    • CFK is doing Friday Night Lights this year! It’ll be time to get together and have some fun!
    • The Open is the time to challenge yourself!
    • Coaches will be making teams with Registered Athletes!
      • This means teams will be going head to head on Friday Nights!


Introducing CFK’s… 225 Club

What is 225 Club?

  • It’s no secret that with consistency comes results & we know that our program will deliver results! 225 Club is just that, celebrating consistency. In order to become part of the 225 Club athletes must attend 225 in-person Coached Classes in the 2023 Calendar Year (Jan 1 – Dec 31).

How is this different from 20 Committee?

  • 20 Committee is celebrating being active at home & in person with 20 workouts in a month. This isn’t going to change and we want to still celebrate those who get it done in and outside of the gym!

For those athletes who make the 225 Club, we are going to kick off 2024 with a live video drawing where we are going to give away One: 1-Year Membership! We will have a tracker available in the Wodify App so you can monitor your progress! (Official tallying of 225 Members will be verified before drawing.)


CFK is Introducing Membership add on option(s) for those look to make the most of their training & lifestyles!

Introducing: CFK Nutrition Support Center

The phrase “abs are made in the kitchen” is a bit of a cliché, but holds some truth.

We are in the gym for an hour or so per day. Everyone works very hard, but the other cliché “you can’t out train a bad diet” holds true as well.

The word “diet” itself means many things to many people and often carries a pretty negative connotation. We prefer to call it a “healthy lifestyle” or “eating clean”. Those terms may also be a little vague and that’s where we want to help.

We want to provide an opportunity, a space to start getting guidance on your nutrition. Somewhere to get a level of accountability, feedback, meal ideas, even help at the grocery store.

We want all your hard work in the gym each day to be as beneficial as possible. But also to do it in a healthy and sustainable way.

This group isn’t meant to be one-on-one nutrition coaching, but that option is available as well. Inquire to [email protected] or [email protected]


For those looking for 1-on-1 Nutrition Coaching: Coach Jody is here for you!


Introducing: CFK Build

What is CFK Build (Live in WODIFY NOW)?

  • Build is a membership add-on option for those who are looking to add a layer of Hypertrophy (Body Building) to their training. This program is designed to be complimentary to your Programming in Crossfit.
  • So what does that mean and how do this work?
    • CFK Build is a program that takes into account what we do in class. Each week this program will consist of 3 Workouts (4-6 Exercises) and a recommended day that these lifts will compliment and work with CrossFit’s programming not obstruct your week.
    • Workouts are loaded right into WODIFY under CFK BUILD.
    • The best part.. these are short workouts designed around our gym space and designed to get you results. The idea is that these can be done post class on the recommended days or in your free time.
    • These workouts are designed to take 15 to 25 mins to complete.
  • Who is this Program for?
    • Anyone who wants to add definition and gain some extra strength!
    • If you are chasing that first pull-up or push-up this program will help build the strength to get you there.
    • Anyone who is looking to add another layer to their training and get “accessories” in.
  • How much is it?
    • You can add this Program to your monthly membership for $15 a month billed on the same day as your current membership!
    • Sign up by reaching out to a Coach today!

Any Questions for the Build Program?

Email ([email protected]) or speak with me after class.


Introducing: CFK Endurance

What is CFK Endurance?

  • 3 Days a Week of Structured Running Programming from 5k to Marathon
    • Cross training options available.
  • Programming will be structured around time of year and with races in mind. Meaning programming will choose set times of the year (ideally Races) to build up to and focus on speed work.
  • Over the winter we will focus on building the engine aiming at peaking for…
    • Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon which has a number of distance options. 5k to Marathon.
    • Based on Survey responses we are looking for a Obstacle Course Race in the similar vicinity to go to as well allowing athletes options to race and put their training to the test!!
  • This program has been being tested and ran with the FREE 8-Week lead up to the Hot to Trot 5k/10k! The structure will be similar to that program.
  • This program is a add-on option and is $15 a Month billed on the same day as your current membership! Workouts will be loaded into WODIFY for you to see weekly!

Any Questions for the Endurance Program?

Email ([email protected]) or speak with me after class!


COmmunity WOD Saturdays

Fitness is always more fun with friends! Our community WOD happens every Saturday at both locations at 9am. Bring friends and family! These workouts will be both beginner and veteran-friendly — challenging enough to get a good workout, but simple enough for anyone to join!

PLEASE have friends sign a waiver beforehand!

Waiver Link


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CFK Weekly: November 27, 2022


Programming Sneak Peek!

Monday:

5×3 OH Squats! This is a great way to test your overhead and overall mobility from your hips, to your back, shoulder, and wrist. The ability or inability to properly preform these let’s us know what to work on! Then you and the Barbell will have some fun in this multi round metcon putting the bar overhead in a few ways!

Tuesday:

Great day for some Gymnastics Strength work in a fun metcon!

Wednesday:

7×3 Deadlifts. Then pick your modality and let’s see how far you can take it!

Thursday:

Let’s work on Doubles & Core today! The Metcon is like Annie but with a Lunge of a Twist.

Friday:

Partner Holleyman!

Saturday:

2 Rounds that will have your legs getting heavy! Then we are dedicating time to do some work where you need it!



CFK is Introducing Membership add on option(s) for those look to make the most of their training & lifestyles!

Introducing: CFK Nutrition Support Center

The phrase “abs are made in the kitchen” is a bit of a cliché, but holds some truth.

We are in the gym for an hour or so per day. Everyone works very hard, but the other cliché “you can’t out train a bad diet” holds true as well.

The word “diet” itself means many things to many people and often carries a pretty negative connotation. We prefer to call it a “healthy lifestyle” or “eating clean”. Those terms may also be a little vague and that’s where we want to help.

We want to provide an opportunity, a space to start getting guidance on your nutrition. Somewhere to get a level of accountability, feedback, meal ideas, even help at the grocery store.

We want all your hard work in the gym each day to be as beneficial as possible. But also to do it in a healthy and sustainable way.

This group isn’t meant to be one-on-one nutrition coaching, but that option is available as well. Inquire to [email protected] or [email protected]


Introducing: CFK Build

What is CFK Build (Live in WODIFY NOW)?

  • Build is a membership add-on option for those who are looking to add a layer of Hypertrophy (Body Building) to their training. This program is designed to be complimentary to your Programming in Crossfit.
  • So what does that mean and how do this work?
    • CFK Build is a program that takes into account what we do in class. Each week this program will consist of 3 Workouts (4-6 Exercises) and a recommended day that these lifts will compliment and work with CrossFit’s programming not obstruct your week.
    • Workouts are loaded right into WODIFY under CFK BUILD.
    • The best part.. these are short workouts designed around our gym space and designed to get you results. The idea is that these can be done post class on the recommended days or in your free time.
    • These workouts are designed to take 15 to 25 mins to complete.
  • Who is this Program for?
    • Anyone who wants to add definition and gain some extra strength!
    • If you are chasing that first pull-up or push-up this program will help build the strength to get you there.
    • Anyone who is looking to add another layer to their training and get “accessories” in.
  • How much is it?
    • Starting 11/28 you can add this Program to your monthly membership for $15 a month billed on the same day as your current membership!
    • Sign up by reaching out to a Coach today!

Any Questions for the Build Program?

Email ([email protected]) or speak with me after class.


Introducing: CFK Endurance

What is CFK Endurance?

  • 3 Days a Week of Structured Running Programming from 5k to Marathon
    • Cross training options available.
  • Programming will be structured around time of year and with races in mind. Meaning programming will choose set times of the year (ideally Races) to build up to and focus on speed work.
  • Over the winter we will focus on building the engine aiming at peaking for…
    • Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon which has a number of distance options. 5k to Marathon.
    • Based on Survey responses we are looking for a Obstacle Course Race in the similar vicinity to go to as well allowing athletes options to race and put their training to the test!!
  • This program has been being tested and ran with the FREE 8-Week lead up to the Hot to Trot 5k/10k! The structure will be similar to that program.
  • The ENDURANCE program will take a week off after the Hot to Trot and Officially start December 5th as a membership add-on option! This program will be $15 a Month billed on the same day as your current membership! Workouts will be loaded into WODIFY for you to see weekly!

Any Questions for the Endurance Program?

Email ([email protected]) or speak with me after class!



November is….. ROW-VEMBER!

Row-vember ends Wednesday 11/30/22!!!! Few days left to knock out Meters on the Rower!


COmmunity WOD Saturdays

Fitness is always more fun with friends! Our community WOD happens every Saturday at both locations at 9am. Bring friends and family! These workouts will be both beginner and veteran-friendly — challenging enough to get a good workout, but simple enough for anyone to join!

PLEASE have friends sign a waiver beforehand!

Waiver Link


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CFK Weekly: October 30, 2022

UT vs GA Tailgate & Watch Party!!

Location: North     Time: 2:30pm-??pm

Looking for something to do this game day? Come hangout and watch the Vols take on the Bulldogs in a battle for best in the country! On top of watching the game we are doing a potluck! Follow this link to RSVP HERE!

 


Programming Sneak Peek!

Monday:

5×3 Deadlifts at the same weight across! The this Metcon is going to have your legs feeling heavy and your HR pumping. Find a Pace and keep at it!

Tuesday:

4×10 DB Bench Press will get a solid pump! Then you and your partner have some work to get done! (Track your Meters in this one! It’s ROWVEMBER!!

Wednesday:

Hero WOD JACK!

Thursday:

Working Squat Cleans today! The Metcon after is going to challenge you and your ability to keep pumping out squats.

Friday:

Intervals today! The Goal is consistency here. Leave yourself time to accumulate reps but don’t go out to hot or you’ll blow up!

Saturday:

Fun Chipper to finish the week! If you are looking for a Core workout this is the one!



Save the Date: Battle Cancer Team Event

November 19th @ CrossFit Mayhem

  • Battle cancer is taking over CrossFit Mayhem on 11/19 and we would love to sent some teams of 4 to the event to help support the cause! If you and any friends are interested in signing up, we’d love to help get teams together.
  • We ask that all interest athletes interested athletes E-Mail Dave L ( [email protected] ) so we can help facilitate building your team and make sure you get signed up with our discount codes!
  • More information on the event can be found by following this link.

November is….. ROW-VEMBER!

Let’s get ready for some rowing in November! This is a great opportunity to log some meter compete over the whole month and gain some cardiovascular fitness!

Save The Date:

November 26th – 1/2 Marathon Row


Save the Date:

Dr. Kim is Back with another Core and Floor Workshop. November 19th, 2022


Calling all Runners!

Hot to Trot 5k/10k is 8 Weeks away!

CFK has been a sponsor of the event since it’s inception handing out water to thousands of runners & for many of you this has been a way to show off your fitness/test yourself with thousands of others on Thanksgiving morning! We are inviting each of you to come join the tradition Thanksgiving Morning with many others!

  • CFK & Coach Stephen have put together a FREE 8-Week Training Program that will help you get ready to complete your first 5k or go after a PR! This program is free to members and is also on Wodify for you to follow along (Under CFK Endurance).
  • We are in Week 4 but it isn’t to late to JOIN!!!
  • 3 Days of running a week building your base and speed.
    • Weeks run Friday – Thursday. Complete runs on days that work best for you!

Follow this Link for all information on signing up for the race or volunteering. Full training program and Q&A viewable through attached link.


COmmunity WOD Saturdays

Fitness is always more fun with friends! Our community WOD happens every Saturday at both locations at 9am. Bring friends and family! These workouts will be both beginner and veteran-friendly — challenging enough to get a good workout, but simple enough for anyone to join!

PLEASE have friends sign a waiver beforehand!

Waiver Link


Love CFK?! Write us a Review!

CFK North – Yelp

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CFK Weekly: October 16, 2022

The Witches WOD

October 29, 2022 – 9:00AM

Location: West

The Witches WOD: Join us for our next in house partner competition! This page will contain the relevant information and links leading up to the WOD so as more information comes available check back here for more details.

Teams of 3 (Same Sex) there will be Rx and Scaled divisions for M/F. If you are looking for a team or an additional partner to complete your team look to the sign up sheet to help fill in or have a coach help you find your mate(s).

Rx Standards:

  • Ability to do Wall Balls Males(20) / Females (14)
  • Ability to do unassisted body weight Pull Ups

Team Sign Up Sheet Here! 


Programming Sneak Peek!

Monday:

Starting the week with Front Squats that we are doing from the floor to get ready for a 21 – 15 – 9 that will test your Quads!

Tuesday:

5×3 Push Jerk today! Then we have a Threshold Interval WOD that will test if you can keep up your pace!

Wednesday:

Strength & Accessories starts us off. Then this AMRAP will put you at your Threshold with a few on these movements.

Thursday:

Gymnastics Strength Training EMOM followed by a Burner were you challenge is to go unbroken on a movement.

Friday:

All about the Barbell today! Power Snatch Complex! Then Youself and a Partner have some work that needs to be done!

Saturday:

We have a awesome Chipper today! Just keep knocking these things out and maintain pace when we have some rows added in.


Save the Date: Battle Cancer Team Event

November 19th @ CrossFit Mayhem

  • Battle cancer is taking over CrossFit Mayhem on 11/19 and we would love to sent some teams of 4 to the event to help support the cause! If you and any friends are interested in signing up, we’d love to help get teams together.
  • We ask that all interest athletes interested athletes E-Mail Dave L ( [email protected] ) so we can help facilitate building your team and make sure you get signed up with our discount codes!
  • More information on the event can be found by following this link.

November is….. ROW-VEMBER!

Let’s get ready for some rowing in November!

Let’s see who can rack up the Meters this month and come out on top!


Save the Date:

Dr. Kim is Back with another Core and Floor Workshop. November 19th, 2022


Calling all Runners!

Hot to Trot 5k/10k is 8 Weeks away!

CFK has been a sponsor of the event since it’s inception handing out water to thousands of runners & for many of you this has been a way to show off your fitness/test yourself with thousands of others on Thanksgiving morning! We are inviting each of you to come join the tradition Thanksgiving Morning with many others!

  • CFK & Coach Stephen have put together a FREE 8-Week Training Program that will help you get ready to complete your first 5k or go after a PR! This program is free to members and is also on Wodify for you to follow along (Under CFK Endurance).
  • We are in Week 3 but it isn’t to late to JOIN!!!
  • 3 Days of running a week building your base and speed.
    • Weeks run Friday – Thursday. Complete runs on days that work best for you!

Follow this Link for all information on signing up for the race or volunteering. Full training program and Q&A viewable through attached link.


COmmunity WOD Saturdays

Fitness is always more fun with friends! Our community WOD happens every Saturday at both locations at 9am. Bring friends and family! These workouts will be both beginner and veteran-friendly — challenging enough to get a good workout, but simple enough for anyone to join!

PLEASE have friends sign a waiver beforehand!

Waiver Link


Love CFK?! Write us a Review!

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CFK Weekly: October 9, 2022

Barbell for Boobs

Saturday – October 15, 2022

One Class: 9AM Both Locations

We are hosting a BARBELLS FOR BOOBS fundraiser event on October 15th, we would love your help on supporting their RAD program.   BFB is a community taking action in breast cancer.  We are athletes supporting athletes diagnosed with breast cancer. Let’s join them on elevating the standard of care and improve the quality of life for athletic women impacted by breast cancer. To learn more visit www.barbellsforboobs.org
We have created a team fundraising page, you can join the fun by clicking the below link and joining our team as an individual fundraiser. Earn REWARDS (prizes) for your fundraising efforts from their proud partners at Yeti, Puma, and Eleiko.

Programming Sneak Peek!

Monday:

We are starting the week with Snatches for Strength! You get to choose today either Squat Snatch or Power! The an EMOM for a Metcon lets add up rep here!

Tuesday:

Skill & Strength work to start off, we are doing Pistol Squats or Progression. The benefit? Single leg stability, balance, and working on building symmetry between legs. After this we are going to test how well you can continuously work your legs in this pacer Metcon!

Wednesday:

Time to hit a Heavy 5 Bench! After the Bench your Metcon will combine pull and push t0 in this 21-15-9.

Thursday:

Partner WOD today! Both are working today to accumulate Calories and work though movements Core & OH Stability will get worked in this one.

Friday:

Heavy 5 Back Squat! The Metcon following is going to make you WORK, this one will challenge your ability to push yourself further and further.

Saturday:

BARBELLS FOR BOOBS!!! One class 9am each location! We are going to keep you guessing on this one.



Save the Date: The Witches WOD

Date: October 29th, 2022

Location: West

Time: 9:00AM

3 Person Same Sex Teams! Grab your partners and mark the date!

Click here for further details. (Including Shirt Order Form & Team Sign Ups)


Calling all Runners!

Hot to Trot 5k/10k is 8 Weeks away!

CFK has been a sponsor of the event since it’s inception handing out water to thousands of runners & for many of you this has been a way to show off your fitness/test yourself with thousands of others on Thanksgiving morning! We are inviting each of you to come join the tradition Thanksgiving Morning with many others!

  • CFK & Coach Stephen have put together a FREE 8-Week Training Program that will help you get ready to complete your first 5k or go after a PR! This program is free to members and is also on Wodify for you to follow along (Under CFK Endurance).
  • We are in Week 2 but it isn’t to late to JOIN!!!
  • 3 Days of running a week building your base and speed.
    • Weeks run Friday – Thursday. Complete runs on days that work best for you!

Follow this Link for all information on signing up for the race or volunteering. Full training program and Q&A viewable through attached link.


COmmunity WOD Saturdays

Fitness is always more fun with friends! Our community WOD happens every Saturday at both locations at 9am. Bring friends and family! These workouts will be both beginner and veteran-friendly — challenging enough to get a good workout, but simple enough for anyone to join!

PLEASE have friends sign a waiver beforehand!

Waiver Link


Love CFK?! Write us a Review!

CFK North – Yelp

CFK West – Yelp

CFK North – Google

CFK West – Google

CFK Weekly, August 7, 2022

Programming Sneak Peek!

Monday:

Push Press today! Then we are doing a fun AMRAP with rounds of rest where we get to cycle a barbell with some fatigue built up. How consistent can you be while trying to maintain a high output?

Tuesday:

Let’s start today with some controlled movements and develop some strength that transfers to more advanced movements. 5 Rounds of the following Metcon will test your Threshold ability on one if not more movements, you have to keep moving on this one.

Wednesday:

Power Snatch Complex? Yes, please. Let’s dial in that technique and then use it. During this Benchmark sandwich you get to build a strategy and see if it pans out!

Thursday:

We have a solid pacer here today! Steady wins this race, find a pace and let’s get after it. Keeping your split times is great to see if you can maintain effort and dial not crossing over that Anaerobic line. Then lets get some quality work in on the rings!

Friday:

CFK TOTAL Tonight at West! We’d love to see you out if you can make it, let’s test those strength gains (Sign Up) or cheer your friends on! Speaking of friends grab a buddy or make a new one for this WOD! We have some work before the WOD as well but today is all about KB and Core control!

Saturday:

The Chief! Can you hit it hard and consistent today? Let’s see who can add up rounds and reps in this sprinty WOD.


Please welcome the next newest addition to the CFK coaching team, Coach Dustin!  Dustin is not only one of our coaches but is also part of the new ownership group at CFK.

Dustin has many years of CrossFit coaching experience including being the head coach, director of programming and co-owner of CrossFit Pistol Creek in Maryville.  He has received his CrossFit Level 1 and 2, also completing the CrossFit Gymnastics course.
Dustin, his wife Ashley and daughter Harper are a CrossFit family through and through. They are passionate about the CrossFit community and all it encompasses. Dustin truly wants to help people make progress and become the best versions of themselves.  While not only possessing technical coaching ability, he will often be the biggest cheerleader of your successes.
Welcome to the team Dustin!  We are really excited to have you!!


Save the Date: CFK TOTAL & BBQ

Friday Night Lights: West August 12th & North August 19th

Let’s celebrate as we wrap up our strength cycle with a special high energy Friday Nights Lights version of the “CrossFit Total”!

8/12 at West starting at 6:30pm, feel free to show up at 6pm to start warming up in the downstairs.
-First heat starts at 6:45pm, athletes get 20 minutes for 3 attempts at 1 rep max back squat, then strict press, then deadlift.
-Heats run roughly every 25 minutes.
8/19 at North starting at 5:30pm, feel free to show up at 5pm to start warming up in the weightlifting area.
-More Specifics for North coming next week!
BBQ will be provided along with drinks and baked snacks (by Chelsea Donaldson, a.k.a. “chubby_behem0th”)
**Prizes for top 3 male/female athletes!**


Bristol Burnout

Bristol Burnout Header

Saturday, September 24, 2022
Bristol Motor Speedway Infield

Join fellow CFK Athletes and form four-person teams (2 male, 2 female) for the chance at victory, all while helping raise money to support SCC Bristol’s mission of helping local children in need. The event will be held in the infield at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Click here for all the details!

Not looking to compete? Come out & support your friends!


COmmunity WOD Saturdays

Fitness is always more fun with friends! Our community WOD happens every Saturday at both locations at 9am. Bring friends and family! These workouts will be both beginner and veteran-friendly — challenging enough to get a good workout, but simple enough for anyone to join!

PLEASE have friends sign a waiver beforehand!

Waiver Link


Love CFK?! Write us a Review!

CFK North – Yelp

CFK West – Yelp

CFK North – Google

CFK West – Google

Sunday Runday 2022 Schedule

What’s up, athletes! Spring running weather is finally HERE!

What better way to enjoy the beautiful weather WHILE making fitness gains and working towards your goals than group runs with friends?! So we’ve put together some group runs and we’d love to have you join us on the following Sundays.

Here is your Sunday Runday Schedule! Scroll down for more information about each location.

 

Schedule and Directions!

(No group run Easter Sunday)

Victor Ashe Park

Restrooms: Yes | Water: Yes

Dogs Allowed: Yes

Route Options: 0.62 Mile loop | 2.8 Mile Out-and-Back | 4.0 Mile Out-and-Back

Meet at: Parking lot on the west side of the park

Ten Mile Creek Greenway

Meet at: Parking lot behind AMC Classic Knoxville 16

Restrooms: None | Water: None

Dogs Allowed: Yes

Route Options: 3.0 Mile Out-and-Back (Turn-a-round is Walker Springs Rd.) | 5.0 Mile Out-and-Back (Ten Mile Creek Greenway, Cross Walker Springs Rd., Left on Cavet Station Greenway, Turn-a-round is Middlebrook Pike)

(Or run your own distance! Turn around whenever you want!)

Haw Ridge Bicycle Trailhead

Meet at: Trailhead parking lot

Restrooms: One port-a-potty | Water: None

Dogs Allowed: Yes

Route Options: TBA

CrossFit Pistol Creek Half Marathon and Relay

*Saturday, May 14 | 6:30 AM | Run the whole 13.1 or split the distance with a friend! This is a fast and fun half marathon course on the Maryville-Alcoa Greenway system in Blount County. If you’ve participated in a few 5-mile group runs, you might be more ready than you think you are to cover the 6.5 miles relay course!

Link to Register

Memorial Day Murph

** Monday, May 30 | You know it’s coming, and you know you’re doing it! So you might as well be prepared! Participating in group runs will have you well-prepared for the two 1-mile runs in Murph.

If you have any questions about group runs or events, track down Coach Emily or Coach Stephen!

Track System

Does the way you workout and train each day you’re in the gym reflect what your goals are?

With the new Track System, the goal is for you to be able to train in a way that more easily reflects your goals and your “why” for working out. Each day all three tracks (Sweat, Train, Compete) will follow the same workout, only on some of the days there will be some slight changes. Sweat will have some lighter weights and kipping movements. Train will have some heavier weights with a focus on strict movements. Compete will have the same heavier weights as train, but will also include higher skill gymnastics movements for those who want to do competitions. Sound simple right? Well, lets talk more in depth about the differences.

SWEAT

Sweat, as stated above, is going to have lighter weights and kipping movements. The goal here is to increase maximal power, AKA, work. With lighter weights and kipping movements, the hope is to be able to move as much as possible during each workout with less time spent resting, therefor getting the absolute most amount of time spent moving as possible. What happens when you move for longer? Your work capacity increases, conditioning increases, and best of all, if you can only workout a few days a week, its the best bang for your buck. Sweat is perfect for those who just want to get a great workout, sweat a lot, increase their fitness and functionality, build some muscle, increase their conditioning, and are not worried about high skill gymnastics movements.

TRAIN

Train has more of a focus on strength. Train will have heavier weights than sweat, but with greatly reduced kipping movements. The reason for this is that the goal with Train is to increase strength with both external objects and bodyweight. This track is perfect for those using CrossFit as a means of training for something outside of the gym, such as a sport or job (football, softball, rugby, LEO, military, etc.), or even someone more concerned about getting strong. This can almost be thought of as a strength and conditioning style focus.

COMPETE

Compete is fairly straight forward. This track will have the same weights as Train, but will also include high skill gymnastics rather than strict movements. With an emphasis on the higher skill gymnastics come a slightly increased injury risk, however the trade off is increased ability to perform in competitions/the CrossFit Open. This track is for those who want to compete, or even those who just want to work on those higher skills in a MetCon. Now, an important thing to make a note of, Compete is not necessarily going to teach you how to get your first muscle up or handstand push up, or any other high skill gymnastics movement. Instead, it will make you more capable of doing them at higher volume in MetCons.

 

At the end of the day, some movement is better than no movements, however, what is suggested to do is figure out what your goal is and then follow the track every day accordingly. For example, if your goal fits the Sweat track the best, then you follow Sweat every day rather than switching around. Every tack is still able to be modified and tapered to each individual every day, but being consistent with one track at a time is going to help you achieve your goals the most efficiently.

 

Lets get an example of a workout that would have three different variations for each of the tracks, shall we?

“AMANDA”

9-7-5

Ring Muscle Ups

Squat Snatches (135/95)

SWEAT: Lets change it to 15-12-9 reps, but do Burpee Kipping Pull Ups and (95/65) for the Squat Snatches. Lighter weight, simplified gymnastics, increased volume, however it should be able to be completed in the same time domain, but with less rest.

TRAIN: Keep 9-7-5, keep (135/96), but do Burpee Strict Pull Ups, or even Strict Chest To Bar Pull Ups.

COMPETE: Exactly as written.

 

The athlete who is less worried about strength and just wants killer workout will complete the Sweat version. Tom Brady needs strength, but shouldn’t risk messing up his shoulder with kipping, so he does the Train version. Rich Froning competes, so obviously he does the compete version. All athletes finish within the same time frame, but follow the workout as it best suits their goal.

What is your goal? What is your track? Stick with it, be consistent, crush your workouts, and smash your goals.

Hot To Trot 5k/10k & Volunteer Water Table

Splashing (err… handing out water to) thirsty runners is a CFK Thanksgiving Day Tradition!

Since inception of the race, CFK has been handing out water and cheering folks on as they run and walk down Parkside Drive at the crack of dawn to welcome in the Thanksgiving holiday. Please join us either by participating in the race (see below for discount code), or helping out at the water table!

If racing, make sure to join CFK’s team by specifying “CrossFit Knoxville” as your team on the registration page.

There are thousands of runners/walkers each year, and they’re all thirsty! We need plenty of helping hands so if you’re not racing and would like to help, please see the info below to sign-up.

 

*If volunteering at the water table, make sure to wear rain boots as the water can get chilly when it spills.. Coffee will be provided!


Volunteer Info:

  • Meet at 7:00 am at Steak ‘n Shake parking lot in Turkey Creek to get the table set-up by 7:30 am
  • The race starts at 7:30 am, and usually ends around 9:30 am
  • Check the weather and wear warm clothes and rain boots for water spills
  • Coffee will be provided, as well as copious amounts of high fives, fist bumps, and warm hugs!

Week In Preview, Nov. 1st, 2021

“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”

– Lou Holtz

 


Thought of the Week:

There are three main reason one chooses to do CrossFit:
  1. They want to sweat, burn some calories, feel good, and have a good time.
  2. They want to push the envelope a bit, using CrossFit as a means of training for what they do outside of the gym such as a sport, hiking, first responder, military, etc.
  3. They want to compete in CrossFit, treating it as their sport.

What are you here to do? What is your main goal?  Does your workout intention every day reflect your main goal?


Weekly WODs: 

Monday

Crossfit  – International Chest Day.
Bench Press deload day! 7-5-3 reps, nothing crazy, prepping to hit that 3RM next week. Our MetCon will have Rowing, Tuck Ups, and Burpees.
Burn – 

AMRAP x 10:00

2-4-6-8-10…

Sit Ups

4-8-12-16-20…

Slam Balls/Plate Ground to Overhead

1-2-3-4-5…

10m Shuttle Run

Tuesday

Crossfit  –  Squat Day.
Deloading our Back Squats today with reps of 7-5-3, getting us ready to squat a house next week. The MetCon will have Single Dumbbell Front Squats coupled with Up Downs Over the Dumbbell, its going to be a fast burner!
Burn 

Every 2:00 x 4 Sets

200m Run

Immediately Into Max Reps of –

Set 1: Dumbbell Strict Press

Set 2: Dumbbell Burpees

Set 3: Dumbbell Front Squats

Set 4: Devils Press

1:00 Rest Between Sets

Wednesday

Crossfit – Push Jerks.
Deloading our Shoulder to Overhead today. The MetCon is simple, yet effective: running and more push jerks!
Burn 

5 Rounds For Time

20 Alternating Lunges

15 Ring Rows

10 Calorie Bike/Row

12:00 Cap

Thursday

Crossfit – Aerobic Capacity Day
MetCon today will have Rowing, Wall Sits, and some special skill work: Hand Stand Walking! And of course, we will have scaling options available to get everyone doing something upside down today. Following the MetCon we will have some Body Armor: Banded PVC Lat Pull Downs, Banded Overhead Tricep Extensions, and Curls.
Burn

For Time

500m Row

Rest 1:00

EMOM x 6:00

MIN 1: 6 Push Ups + 15 Sit Ups

MIN 2: 6 Burpees + 20 Kettlebell Sumo Deadlift High Pull

Rest 1:00

AMRAP x 2:00

Max Effort Row For Meters

Friday

Crossfit  – “THE INFERNO”
Today begins with some Sumo Deadlift waves for strength. Following the Sumo Deadlift, we have benchmark workout “THE INFERNO”, which consists of: Double Unders, Air Squats, and regular conventional Deadlifts.
Burn

AMRAP x 12:00

12 Alternating Kettlebell Push Press

100m Run

12 Alternating Kettlebell Suitcase Step Ups

Saturday 

Crossfit – Partner Workout Saturday (8AM); “ROCKY HORROR” (10:15AM, Level 2)
We will begin with a strength piece for both classes today which is building in weight for a complex of hang power cleans plus a hang squat clean. The 8AM class has a partner MetCon of Box Jumps, Dumbbell Thrusters, Dumbbell Snatches, and Pull Ups. The Level 2 class will also have the same strength piece followed by “ROCKY HORROR”, a MetCon with the same movements as the 8AM class, just with less volume as it is not a partner version. Level 2 will then finish the day with some Pistol Squat skill work.
Burn

In Teams of 2

AMRAP x 14:00

60 Calorie Bike

60 Russian Kettlebell Swings

60 Wall Balls