CFK Weekly, May 22, 2022

Programming Sneak Peek!

The week before Murph! Lets see whats in store:

Monday: Back Squats!

Tuesday: An AMRAP with something that must be completed every 4:00!

Wednesday: Strict Press!

Thursday: A combination of 2 different girl WODs!

Friday: Deadlifts!

Saturday: 5:00 Minute intervals!

This week is going to be pretty awesome with some consistent strength work, don’t miss out!

Much Love CFK,

Coach D, out!

Memorial Day “Murph”

Monday, May 30 | 8 AM | Both locations

Un-coached option at 5:30 AM – WEST ONLY (for anyone who cannot make the later time)


Coach David on…

“Open Prep Begins In The Off Season”

Well, sort of, but not in the way you think of Open prep. If you remember back to the weeks leading up to the Open you probably heard coaches saying that we were doing “Open Prep”, which was 100% true, however, the real prep begins now.

Year round preparation works in a certain way that allows athletes to maximize their training leading up to those three weeks. Right now begins a strength phase/focus. Building strength is easier further away from the Open because workouts allow for more of a strength focus. You build up strength now which then leads into the next phase.

Phase two is skill work. After time is spent building strength for a couple months, the next focus becomes improving skills such as Muscle Ups, Pull Ups, Handstand Push Ups, etc. Not just learning them, but increasing your work capacity of said movement and your efficiency. While focusing on skill work it is also important to maintain the strength gained, so there will be strength scattered throughout the weeks, however it isn’t typically the main focus.

The third phase becomes a focus on increasing your engine, using the newly developed skills and strength by putting them to the test. This leads us into what is known as “Open Prep”. Open Prep is like the “peaking” phase in a standard linear periodization strength cycle. “Peaking” involves taking everything you have gained/learned and putting it into practice with practical training, directly simulating the thing which you are training for.

So when you see that there is strength work in programming, try extra hard to be present on those days, they will pay off when the Open rolls around. As the weeks progress on try hard to be present on the higher skill days rather than skip it thinking “I can’t do that anyways”, because practicing the progressions is how you get yourself to be able to do the skill. Preparation for the Open begins now, what you do now will help you more and more when the time comes!


COmmunity WOD Saturdays

Fitness is always more fun with friends! Our community WOD is happening on Saturdays 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!

Have friends sign a waiver beforehand to save time!

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CFK Weekly, May 15, 2022

Programming Sneak Peek!

Let’s take a look at what this new week of opportunities has to offer:

Monday: DT vibes!

Tuesday: Fun with dumbbells!

Wednesday: A workout meant to be taken slow, but can be made to be tough!

Thursday: All the Snatch and Overhead Squat work!

Friday: Murph prep style workout!

Saturday: Saturdays are for partner workouts!

We have some really cool workouts this week!

Stay classy CFK,

Coach D, out!

Memorial Day “Murph”

Monday, May 30 | 8 AM | Both locations

Un-coached option at 5:30 AM – WEST ONLY (for anyone who cannot make the later time)


Coach Wayne on Pain and Exercise

Stop immediately associating exercise with your pain.

I agree with you that you may experience some lingering soreness for 48-72 hours post-exercise after performing 50-60 deadlifts in a workout.

However, many times we don’t consider the postures we adopt immediately following strenuous exercise.

You know that soup sandwich we collapse into after “3… 2… 1 Time!” is called?

Sound familiar?

We increase our vulnerability to altered postural habits when we are fatigued especially when our muscles and ligaments are warm!

That’s prime time for the body to be put in positions that may cause pain later in the day.

So don’t just worry about that flat back in the deadlift, but also worry about the posture you’re in after the lifting is done!

Wayne is always dropping knowledge on Instagram, so give him a follow! @strengthnerdfitness


COmmunity WOD Saturdays

Fitness is always more fun with friends! Our community WOD is happening on Saturdays 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!

Have friends sign a waiver beforehand to save time!

Waiver Link


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