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, December 15, 2019


“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”

-Steve Jobs


Supplement Spotlight: D-Aspartic Acid

This supplement triggers the brain to increase the body’s natural production and transportation of testosterone, and luteinizing hormone (LH). According to recent studies, T levels in men have drastically declined over the past decade while women experiencing ovarian and other reproductive issues are on the rise. This could be due to the very flawed average American diet. D- Aspartic Acid can be used to increase muscle mass, strength, definition, and promote health of the reproductive system. Guys don’t be D-ficient… Try D-Aspartic Acid.


Holiday Schedule

 

Christmas Eve (Tuesday, December 24)

BOTH LOCATIONS: 9am, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm

*12 Days of Christmas WOD

Christmas Day (Wednesday, December 25)

CLOSED – No Classes

New Year’s Eve (Tuesday, December 31)

Last Class: 5pm (North), 5:30pm (West)

New Year’s Day (Wednesday, January 1)

BOTH LOCATIONS: One WOD, 10am


Upcoming Events

  • Knoxville Full and 1/2 Marathon training Program with coach Mary
The new year is coming which means, at least at CFK, training for the Knoxville half and full marathon! Whether you’re a seasoned veteran looking to smash a PR, or aspiring runner with your sights on your first race finish, coach Mary’s got your back! Check out the details of our training program HERE
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Weekly WODs:

 

Monday – PUSH. PULL.

It’s Re-test week, and we’ll kick it off with a 1RM Push press, followed by “PUSH. PULL.”! We last performed this bad boy on May 30, so start the week off by ringing that PR bell!

 

Tuesday – 5 Months ’til Beach Season!

Lots of strict gymnastics work that will leave your biceps and triceps screaming for mercy! While you may have trouble shampooing your hair after this one, your tank top will be appreciative.

 

Wednesday – Ski-WAT Day!

Week 3 of our current cycle, plus another short, UNCOMFORTABLE benchmark to re-test in “SPEED DEMON”!

 

Thursday – Full Sixty

We’ll move pretty much the whole hour today with a longer warm-up, a 15:00 EMOM, plus a finisher. Weighted planks, weighted step-ups, weighted sit-ups, and double-unders. Yikes!

 

Friday  – CALIFORNIA LOVE

Oh yes, our THIRD benchmark re-test of the week on RED Friday! Bring your big girl pants… and knee sleeves, weight belts, headbands, wrist bands, lifters, and RED SHIRTS! It’s gonna go DOWN!

 

Saturday Community WOD

Bring your friends and family for this diabolical dumbbell derby!

 

Saturday L2 – Swing for the fences

It’s all about the Kettlebell today! 150 Russian swings for time, with a twisted treat at the top of each minute.

Week In Preview, November 10th, 2019


““We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf.”

 

-George Orwell


Supplement Spotlight:

BlackMarket D-Aspartic Acid

You’ve probably seen this supplement on our shelves, and wondered why we vouch for this commonly unheard of supplement. D-Aspartic acid plays a critical role inside the body by increasing testosterone, and overall helps to stimulate the growth of muscle. One study proving these claims showed that 20 out of 23 men taking D-aspartic acid for 3 months had higher testosterone levels after supplementation. Almost all of the participants testosterone levels had grown from 30-60% over that brief 3 month period.

Blackmarket Labs D-ASPARTIC ACID

Even more importantly, D- Aspartic Acid increases the concentration of human growth hormone (HGH) and insulin-like growth factor. These important hormones allow bones and tissues to grow as well as regulate sugar and fat metabolism. If your ready to bring your libido, muscle mass, and sports performance to the next level try our BlackMarket Labs D- Aspartic Acid.

 

Upcoming Events:

  • Shoulder Stability Workshop

This Saturday, 8am, North location. Come learn how to use the symmetry bands to create BULLETPROOF shoulders! Whether it’s pain reduction, increased range of motion, or a Snatch PR you’re seeking, this is the program that will get you there. Five minutes a day is all you need, but the program must be done correctly. Come learn how this Saturday with coach Derrick!

 


Weekly WODs:

 

Monday – Veteran’s Day

We have a special Veteran’s Day Hero WOD planned for Day 1, as we honor the sacrifices of our veterans with “Donny”. Come ready for some heavy Deadlifts and Burpees!

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Tuesday – Intervals

A little Turkish Get-up warm-up followed by an interval training Tuesday coming at you with a calorie/run option and single-arm snatches. These are longer intervals, so the focus will be finding a hard but manageable pace. This one is going to hurt a bit!

Wednesday – Squat Day

Week 6 of Squats, then a fun sprint twist to a classic “Girl” benchmark. Two more weeks before test day!

Thursday – Bodyweight

No weights or external objects today, just you and the clock! Push-ups, Lunges, Box Jumps, and Sit-ups await in this long AMRAP. Step it up with deficit push-ups if you’re up for an extra challenge!

RED Friday  – “Helen”

You read that right, we’ve got a RED Friday “girl” benchmark, and it’s a classic. Helen is referred to by many coaches, as the perfect workout. A beautiful blend of running, kettlebell swings, and pull-ups in just the right dosages to force INTENSITY. Can you say, “Gut Check”?!

Saturday –  Free Community WOD at 9 am

‘Round and ’round we go on this 4-station EMOM. Bring your friends and start the weekend with an early morning sweat sesh!

Saturday  – Level 2  at 10:15 am

AAALLLLL the barbells today! Partner chipper with four different barbell movements – Front Squat, Clean & Jerk, Power Snatch, Cluster. Come ready to grip and rip!

Week In Preview June 30, 2019


The three big lies: I am what I have. I am what I do. I am what other people say about me.”

— Henri Nouwen

Supplement Spotlight:

Extreme Endurance Packets

Extreme Endurance packets are proven to reduce lactic acid and muscle soreness while increasing anaerobic stamina. An increase in anaerobic threshold reduces the body’s oxidative stress. Honestly, who doesn’t want less stress? Available in full size and travel packets, XEndurance is the perfect supplement to add to your travel routine while crushing those home WODs.

Upcoming Events:

July 4th

We’ll have ONE WOD at each location on July 4 (Thursday), at 9am. All other classes are cancelled, so come out and start your Independence day off right!

Powell Parade & Picnic

Speaking of the 4th, CFK will be at the Powell Picnic and Parade at Powell Station Park, right down the street from Powell High School. We’ll be set up by 10am and the parade starts at noon with picnic to follow. Bring your kids and stop by our booth to hit the “CFK Obstacle Course!”

Bring A Friend Friday

It’s this Friday! All classes at both gyms are FREE for your friends, family, co-workers, or anyone else you can sedate long enough to kidnap and drag to the gym! Please forward them this waiver in advance so they can get it filled out ahead of time. And don’t worry, it WON’T be Squat day.

Camping Trip July 12-14

Pack your bags because CFK is taking on the great outdoors! CFK has rented a pavilion and a loop of group camping sites at Bandy Creek Campground July12-14 (Fri, Sat night). Come one, come all! We’ll have hiking, running, biking, yoga, and good company with potential for a musical hoedown for all of you musically inclined athletes. RSVP here to reserve your spot!

2019 Summer Slam: “I AM CFK” Lifestyle Challenge

I know, kind of sounds sexy and fun, but not really?  Well listen up because healthy habits are exactly that. Summer of 2019 is here, will you demand results from yourself or put it off for another day?  Don’t miss your opportunity to see massive GAINZ in 6 weeks when you fully commit to the CFK WAY.

Check out this Blog for more details:  I AM CFK 2019

Weekly WODS:

Monday – Squat Day

As we finished up last week with buns of steel we’re getting back to the grind early. Focus will be on tempo this week. We’ll finish off with a quick burner of 200m runs, calories on the bike (or rower), and strict pull-ups. Don’t have them? If only we had a CFK Pull-up Program….

Tuesday – Suns Out Guns Out

We’ll start the day off with some handstand push-up progressions and skill work, then flow into a metcon with more practice. Rowing, man-makers, max HSPU, need I say more? Naturally, we’ll finish the day off with some good old fashion bicep curls. Come and get some bulging biceps guys and gals.

Wednesday – Double AMRAP

It’s all about the snatch. We’ll begin the day with some strength and skill work on full snatches. Yes, FULL squat snatches! To follow we’ll be doing two AMRAPs of hang power snatches and box jumps with rest in between. Get those legs ready.

Thursday – Loredo Hero WOD

Get your mind right as we honor one of the fallen this Independence day with “Loredo”. All body weight movements: air squats, push-ups, lunges, and a run. We’ll finish the morning off with the CFK Flexi Flow. Come with intent to work hard and sacrifice some sweat in honor of those that sacrifice their lives so that we GET to go to the gym.

Friday – Friend’s That Sweat Together Stay Together

We’ve got some dumbbell work and cardio coming at you this Bring A Friend Friday. Prepare to knock out multiple rounds of 2:30 AMRAPs with rest in between. Jump rope, DB deadlift, DB hang power cleans, and calories on the bike or rower. Get ready for a smooth and steady burner with your buddy!

Saturday – Community WOD

Bring your friends and everyone you know two days in a row! We’ve got a sweet and spicy EMOM planned out with calories on the rower, step-ups, hollow rocks, and everyone’s favorite- burpees! Start your weekend off right with good company and a good sweat.

Saturday – CFL2

It is literally a dream come true! The day has finally arrived.. DEATH BY BURPEES! Don’t worry, if burpees aren’t your jam we’ve got a heavy deadlift and arnold press EMOM to help prepare the mind for this encounter. Get excited y’all! Just remember, we’re doing this for longevity. You’ll never need Life Alert as long as you’ve got burpees.

 

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?