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11.15.2012

By Samy Daghir / November 15, 2012 / 1 Comment

Warm-up Drills
I. Run 800m
II. 2 Rounds for Quality of
5 x Deadhang Chin-ups
10 x Push-ups (CFGS)
15 x American KB Swings (24/16kg)
III. Mobility

“Task Priority Nate”
10 Rounds for time of
2 x Muscle-ups
4 x Handstand Push-ups
8 x KB Swings (32/24kg)

Notes: Navy SEAL Nathan Hardy and fellow SEAL Michael Koch of State College, Pa., died Feb. 4 after being wounded by small-arms fire, the Defense Department said. Both men were stationed in Norfolk, Va.
It was Hardy’s fourth deployment in Iraq, according to his father, Stephen Hardy, a professor of kinesiology. His mother, Donna Hardy, is an administrative assistant in UNH’s psychology department.
Nathan Hardy grew up in Durham and was a 1997 graduate of Oyster River High School. He joined the Navy after graduation.
Other family members include his wife, Mindy, and their 7-month-old son, Parker; and a brother, Ben, of Middlebury, Vt.
Another brother, Josh, died in 1993 while a senior at Oyster River High School.
“Our hearts go out to Steve and Donna Hardy, and their son, Ben, at this incredibly difficult time,” UNH President Mark Huddleston said in a statement. “We know it was Nate’s dream to become a U.S. Navy SEAL when he graduated from high school, and he pursued that dream and excelled at it. His death has stunned all who knew him, and all who know his parents, who both are so much a part of the UNH community.”
Koch leaves behind his parents and a fiancee. He enlisted in July 1998 and entered SEAL training in January 1999, according to The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk. He received the Bronze Star, Joint Service Commendation Medal and three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals.

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“Annie”
For time
50-40-30-20-10 reps of
Double-unders
Abmat Sit-ups

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Skill Development
Muscle-up Transition Practice

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11.14.2012

By Samy Daghir / November 14, 2012 / 2 Comments

Warm-up Drills
I. Run 400m
II. 2 Rounds of
20ft Duck Walk
20ft Crab Walk
20ft Bear Crawl
20ft Leg Kicks
20ft Lateral Lunges
20ft Inchworms/Hollow Support
III. Mobility

“10000lbs”
The goal is to lift 10,000 lbs as fast as possible, but only using one rep at a time, of the following lifts:
1 x Squat
1 x Bench
1 x Power Clean

Notes: You can use any weight on the lifts and it can be done in any amount of rounds. The goal is to lift 10,000 lbs. Only one rep may be performed per movement at a time and in the order shown above.

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11.13.2012

By Samy Daghir / November 13, 2012 / 1 Comment

Warm-up Drills
I. Speed Rope x 2:00
II. 2 Rounds of
20 x Walking Lunges
15 x Toes-2-Bar
10 x Burpee Pick-ups (45/25lbs)
III. Mobility

Impact/Focus: Athlete’s Choice Test Metrics
Establish a new rep record/strength benchmark based on the options relative to our Paleo Challenge test metrics.

“Nana’s Snoring Marshmallow”
Complete as many Rounds/Reps as possible in 7:00 of
3/2/1 x Power Clean (135/95lbs)
10 x Wallball (20/14lbs)
30 x Double-unders
Rest 2:00
Then…
Complete as many Rounds/Reps as possible in 7:00 of
5/3/1 x Deadlift (275/185lbs)
10 x Wallball (20/14lbs)
20 x Double-unders
Rest 2:00
Then…
Complete as many Rounds/Reps as possible in 7:00 of
10 x KB Swings (32/24kg)
10 x Wallball (20/14lbs)
10 x Double-unders

Notes: Round one would be 3 Power Cleans, Round two would be 2 reps of Power Cleans, Round three would involve one rep, upon reaching Round Four the rep count begins again at 3. Deadlifts work through an identical progression.

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Skill Development
Complete the following
6 Rounds (:15 on x :45 rest) of L-sit
Rest 1:00
Then…
In as few sets as possible:
75 x GHD Sit-ups/Abmat Sit-ups (Anchored)

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11.12.2012

By Samy Daghir / November 12, 2012 / 2 Comments

michael_murphy_sq-46851d30c3d44a704d7d9131aef18181666b69a6-s6-c30Warm-up Drills
I. Run 400m
II. 2 Rounds of
20ft Duck Walk
20ft Crab Walk
20ft Bear Crawl
20ft Leg Kicks
20ft Lateral Lunges
20ft Inchworms/Hollow Support
III. Mobility

 

“Murph”
Complete the following for time
1 mile Run
100 x Pull-ups
200 x Push-ups
300 x Squats
1 mile Run

Notes: In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005.

This workout was one of Mike’s favorites and he’d named it “Body Armor”. From here on it will be referred to as “Murph” in honor of the focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is.

Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. If you’ve got a twenty pound vest or body armor, wear it. (Write up originally posted on CrossFit.com)

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Skill Development
Mobility, Static Stretching, PNF, and Myofascial Release as necessary.

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11.09.2012

By Samy Daghir / November 12, 2012 / 1 Comment

Warm-up Drills
I. Run 800m
II. 3 Rounds of
5 x Pull-ups
10 x Push-ups
15 x Air Squats
III. Mobility

Impact/Focus: Snatch Balance
5 sets of 3 Reps each:
Pressing Snatch Balance
Heaving Snatch Balance
Snatch Balance

Notes: Today’s total emphasis should be focused on skill development and technical practice; loads should facilitate this priority.

“Persistence Hunting”
Complete as many reps/meters as possible for each movement within the time allotted
5:00 x Ground-2-Overhead (lbs)
4:00 x Row (meters)
3:00 x GHD/Abmat Sit-ups
2:00 x Wallball (20/14lbs)
1:00 x Box Jumps (24/20”)

Notes: Ground-2-Overhead is any way possible (Clean and Jerk/Snatch Variations) where athletes may pick any of the following weights in an attempt to take the most lbs through the predetermined range of motion in the time allotted: 65/95/115/135/155lbs.

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Skill Development
Mobility, Static Stretching, PNF, and Myofascial Release as necessary.

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11.08.2012

By Samy Daghir / November 12, 2012 / 0 Comments

Warm-up Drills
I. Row 3:00 (Power Curve Refinement)
II. 9 Fundamentals x 5 Reps each (45lbs)
III. Mobility

Impact/Focus: Push Press & Thruster EMOTM
“Double Jeopardy EMOTM”
2 x Push Press: Begin with 2 repetitions, adding 2 reps every minute until failure
Rest 2:00
1 x Thruster: Begin with 1 repetition, adding 1 rep every minute until failure

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Skill Development
Athlete’s choice for Skill Development

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11.07.2012

By Samy Daghir / November 6, 2012 / 1 Comment
Warm-up Drills
I. Run 800m
II. 3 Rounds of
5 x Pull-ups 
10 x Push-ups
15 x Air Squats
III. Mobility

Impact/Focus: Bench Press 3RM & Work Capacity Test
Against a running 10:00 clock work through progressively heavier warm-up sets of 3-5 reps. Attempt to establish a heavy rep record/3RM before time expires.
Bench Press 5-5-3-3-3-3RM
Rest x 2:00
 
3 Rounds of
Max Reps x Bench Press (65-75%3RM)
Max Reps x ‘Unbroken’ Clapping Push-ups
 
“A Democratic Process”
Complete for time:
30 x Handstand Push-ups
50 x Back Extensions
30 x Toes-2-Bars/K2E’s
30 x Dead-lift (225/185lbs)
40 x 1-arm KB Push Press (24/16kg)
50 x KB Swings (24/16kg)
Row 30kcal
10 x Muscle-ups
50 x Weighted Abmat Sit-ups
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Danny

By Samy Daghir / November 6, 2012 / 0 Comments

“… I started my Crossfit journey in 2006 while I was in serving in the Marine Corps. What originally drew me towards this style of training was the intensity and diversity the program encompassed.

The CrossFit style of rigorous conditioning and emphasis on general physical preparedness not only prepared me physically and mentally for my upcoming deployment to Afghanistan, but also enabled me to complete marathons.

Athletic competition has always been a major part of my life, even before I began seriously pursuing new challenges in fitness through CrossFit.

In recent years I have competed in numerous mountain running/technical trail races, snowshoe races, and Crossfit competitions; this past year making it as far as qualifying for a seat at the Crossfit Northeast Regionals.”

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Billiam

By Samy Daghir / November 6, 2012 / 0 Comments

“…I had always been a gym rat.  Running, swimming, and lifting along with skiing and playing golf.  Then a series of injuries (Achilles and shoulder surgery) took the wind out of my sails.  I was told never to do overhead presses again and I was relegated to doing stair climbs and light weights.  Boredom set in.

My son Brendan had told me about CrossFit of NH and how he enjoyed it.  It sounded nuts.  He told me about the 2 old guys(Samy and Dan) who were really awesome and the workouts were insane.  I eventually decided to scope it out.

My first visit was an eye opener.  A crowded gym with loud music and tattooed athletes and huge weights crashing on the floor and people rushing around was so intimidating. But Dan came over and I signed up for the ramp course.  I left thinking,

“What the hell have I gotten myself into?”

The On-ramp course was good, it brought us ‘Noobs’ up to speed to really start training the way the program was designed.  At the end of our basics course I took a good look at the mix of people training together with the main CFNH daily WOD’s… I found brain turning critical of my age, shoulder, I asked myself,

“Will I be able to do that?” 

…And before I could answer I rolled out of bed and into the first AM training session among the athletes at CrossFit New Hampshire. In no time I was coming in daily to Samy greeting me with his,

“Billiam, YESSSSSSSSSS!”

I bought into it. I loved it. It brought me new life.

And yes, I learned to become strong and capable in the overhead lifts.  With significantly heavy weights… That continue to climb as my fitness continues to improve.

The excellent and patient instruction from Samy, Dan and Tiffanie spurred me on.  They were truly invested in me. I felt a member of a community. Everybody pulling for each other. No discrimination based on age, sex, race. Just real people trying to reach their potential one day at a time.

I was truly hooked from day one… and still am.

Thank you Samy, Tiffanie, and Dan.”

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11.06.2012

By Samy Daghir / November 6, 2012 / 5 Comments
Warm-up Drills
I. Run 800m
II. 3 Rounds of
10 x KB Turkish Get-ups (alt.arms)
10 x Walking Lunges
10 x Clapping Push-ups
III. Mobility
 
“Cryogenics for WordPress”
Work through the following Time Trial/max rep challenges below:
I. AQAP vs 4:00
Row 350m
Max Reps x DB Thrusters (50/35lbs)
Rest :30 
Then…
 
II. AQAP vs 4:00
Row 350m
Max Reps x Sumo Deadlift High Pull (75/55lbs)
Rest :30
Then… 
 
III. AQAP vs 4:00 
Row 350m
Max Reps x Box Step Ups (50/35lbs)
Rest :30
Then…

IV. AQAP vs 4:00 
Row 350m
Max Reps x Push Press (75/65lbs)
Rest :30
Then…

V. AQAP vs 4:00 
Row 350m
Max Reps x Toes-2-Bar/K2E’s

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