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Wednesday 02.03.2021

By Samy Daghir / February 3, 2021 / 0 Comments

Warm-up Drills
I. Row 500m
(practicing TEMPO at :01 drive and :02 recovery)
II. 2 Rounds of
7 x Sumo Deadlift High-Pull
7 x Front Squat
10 x Push-ups
10 x Hollow Rocks
III. Mobility

Notes: Mobility point of performance today centers around Squat movements; drills will emphasize ankles, hips, quads, glutes, and lumbar; t-spine, chest and shoulder lax ball and tricep/bb mashing as individually needed.

Impact/Focus: Front Squat Week 5
Warm-up as shown below before working on the clock through the assigned set/rep/percentages for Front Squat.
This week calls for a + 2.5 to 5% increase to the two weights used last week.

Warm-up Sets/Reps
Sets of one to three reps building to 85% of a 1RM.

6 Rounds; On the 2:00 of

Front Squat:
3,3,3 @ 85-90% 1RM
2,2,2 @ 95-100% 1RM

Notes:

Utilize a recently established Front Squat 1RM. Increase weights by 2.5 to 5% from last week’s starting percentages (week 4, last Tuesday).
Example of today’s training:
Athlete warms up with sets of 3 reps building to their starting percentage, then proceeds as follows with 3 sets of 3 reps at 85-90%1RM every 2:00, then 3 sets of 2 reps at 95-100%1RM every 2:00.

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“Metabolic Thaw”
3 Rounds for time
(15:00 Time Cap)

Row 500m
15 x American KB Swings (24/16kg)
15 x Burpees
10 x American KB Swings (24/16kg)
10 x Burpees
5 x American KB Swings (24/16kg)
5 x Burpees

Notes: Scale weight as needed. Proper mechanics of the swing may dictate a Russian Swing scaling of movement. Rx+ may go 32/24kg for Unbroken sets per effort. Review and apply the tempo emphasis from the warm-up Row.

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Monday 02.01.2021

By Samy Daghir / February 1, 2021 / 2 Comments
The “Clean” moves through a full squat in the receiving position.

Warm-up Drills
I. Row 500m
II. 2 Rounds of
10 x Air Squats
10 x Push-ups
10 x Hollow Rocks
+ 2 Round of
5 x Power Clean
5 x Full Clean
III. Scorpion Sandwhich
IV. Mobility

Impact/Focus: Clean Doubles
Warm-up sets and reps building to a starting weight of 50-60% by moving from an empty barbell through two light to moderate weight sets.

10 Rounds on the :90 seconds of

Clean x 2 reps
(Climbing weight as able every 1-2 Rounds)

Notes:

  • Begin weight @50% to 60% or heavier of a Power Clean or Clean 1rm.
  • The Clean moves through a full squat receiving position.
  • Emphasis today will be on barbell position from floor to full extension of the hips as well as efficiency and speed into the receiving position.

Post scores to comments.

“Burn”
Ascend as high up the following ascension ladder of repetitions by 3 before time expires.

Versus a 12:00 Running Clock

3,6,9,12,15… x Full Clean (135/95lbs)
3,6,9,12,15… x Toes-to-Bar
3,6,9,12,15… x Box Jump (24/20”)

Notes:

  • Scale weight for the Clean as necessary; this is the full squat version of the movement.
  • Toes-to-Bar will scale to either hanging knee raises or V-ups today.
  • Box Jumps may be scaled for height and be performed as box step ups if necessary for safety and efficacy of training today.
  • Athletes completing the 18 rep round at 12 minutes get another 4 minutes to clear the 24 rep round, and an additional 4 minutes to clear the 33 rep round. Burrrrrrrn.

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Friday 01.29.2021

By Samy Daghir / January 29, 2021 / 0 Comments

Warm-up Drills
I. Row 500m
II. Foam Rolling Regimen
III. Scorpion Sandwhich
IV. Mobility

Impact/Focus: Gymnastics Strength EMOTM
Warm-up for Strict Pull-ups and Strict Ring Dips; perform individual mobility efforts to ensure the required range of motion for each is consistently executed for each respective task.

Every minute on the minute for 12:00 total work through the following;

Odd Minutes: 12-10-8-6-4-2 x Strict Pull-ups
Even Minutes: 12-10-8-6-4-2 x Strict Ring Dips

Notes:

  • Scaled sets/reps today will be 5-5-5-5-5-5 for both movements.

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“An Exciting Arrangement of Letters”
Complete for time

50 x Wallball (20/14lbs to 10/9ft targets)
12 x Muscle-ups
35 x Wallball
9 x Muscle-ups
20 x Wallball
6 x Muscle-ups

Notes:

  • Scale Muscle-ups to Pull-ups for 21-15-9 reps respectively.
  • Athletes with inconsistent Muscle-ups will have 21-15-9 attempts in order to hit the intended 12-9-6 reps per round should they choose the Rx’d format.

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Thursday 01.28.2021

By Samy Daghir / January 28, 2021 / 1 Comment
The CrossFit Open homepage may be accessed via clicking the image-link above.

Warm-up Drills
I. Row 500m
II. 2-3 Rounds (pvc & barbell)
5 x High Hang Power Clean
5 x Mid to Low H.P. Clean
10 x Push-ups
10 x Hollow Rocks
III. Scorpion Sandwhich
IV. Mobility

Impact/Focus: Hang Power Clean
Warm-up as needed for the following workload, reinforcing points of performance regarding body position from over the bar through the receiving position during these sets and reps.

Warm-up Sets/Reps: 3 to 5 sets of 1-2 reps each building in weight if and only if proficiency and movement quality dictate.

8 Rounds x Every :75 seconds of

Hang Power Clean 2-2-2-2 | 1-1-1-1
(climb weight as able)

Notes:

  • Points of performance for today include finding a strong position over the bar once it has moved above knee level;
  • From shoulders over bar into full extension of the hips athletes will be working on engaging the core and pulling under the bar into the Power receiving position with speed and intent.
  • Cycling the bar back to the hip for the second rep, or dumping the the floor and resetting to the Hang Position are both good to go for today’s training.
  • Referencing Power Clean rep records would be a solid starting point if this is a new lift to athletes.

Post scores to comments.

“Abbatoire-21”
Complete the following work/rest intervals as shown below for total reps/kcal per movement.

6 Rounds of (:30 work x :20 rest)
Row max Kcal
**Row 6 intervals back to back**

Rest/Transition x :50; Then…

6 Rounds of (:30 work x :20 rest)
**alternating movements each interval**

(:30 work x :20 rest) x Hang Power Clean (75/55lbs)
(:30 work x :20 rest) x Push Press (75/55lbs)
(:30 work x :20 rest) x Slamball (40,30/20,12lbs)
(:30 work x :20 rest) x Sump Deadlift High-Pull (75/55lbs)

Post scores as total reps/kcal per movement to comments.

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Wednesday 01.27.2021

By Samy Daghir / January 27, 2021 / 1 Comment

Warm-up Drills
I. Jumprope x 2-3:00
II. Dynamics and Agilities
III. Scorpion Sandwhich
IV. Mobility

Impact/Focus: Flight Simulator
Complete one of the following pyramid rep schemes of Double-unders for time.
There will be a 12:00 Incentive Time Cap.

I. Single-unders (scaled movement) x
10-20-30 … 80-90-100-90-80 … 30-20-10
(+/- 10 Reps per rung)

II. Double-unders (scaled volume) x
5-10-15-20-25-30-25-20-15-10-5

III. Double-unders (Rx’d) x
5-10-15 … 40-45-50-45-40 … 15-10-5

Notes: Complete each rung on the ladder unbroken before moving on. All the way up and down is a complete evolution. Scale to three fail attempts per rung before moving onto the next task.

Post rounds completed to comments.

“Dual Ambulators”
Complete the following for time

As quickly as possible;
10 x B.C. Run (50ft + 50ft)

Then…
5 Rounds of

1-arm Dumbbell Snatch (50/35lbs)
GHD/Abmat Sit-ups x 35-30-25-20-15 reps

Then…
Finish with

5 x B.C. Run (50ft + 50ft)

Notes: Less panic, more excitement… Surprises are fun, AMIRITE!?

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Tuesday 01.26.2021

By Samy Daghir / January 26, 2021 / 2 Comments

Warm-up Drills
I. Row 500m
(practicing TEMPO at :01 drive and :02 recovery)
II. 2 Rounds of
7 x Sumo Deadlift High-Pull
7 x Front Squat
10 x Push-ups
10 x Hollow Rocks
III. Mobility

Notes: Mobility point of performance today centers around Squat movements; drills will emphasize ankles, hips, quads, glutes, and lumbar; t-spine, chest and shoulder lax ball and tricep/bb mashing as individually needed.

Impact/Focus: Front Squat Week 4
Warm-up as shown below before working on the clock through the assigned set/rep/percentages for Front Squat.
This week calls for a + 5% increase to the two weights used last week.

Warm-up Sets/Reps
Sets of one to three reps building to 85% of a 1RM.

6 Rounds; On the 2:00 of

Front Squat:
4,4,4 @ 80-85% 1RM
2,2,2 @ 90-95% 1RM

Notes:

  • Utilize a recently established Front Squat 1RM.Increase weights by 5% from last week’s starting percentages (week 3, last Tuesday).
  • Example of today’s training:
  • Athlete warms up with sets of 3 reps building to their starting percentage, then proceeds as follows with 3 sets of 4 reps at 80-85%1RM every 2:00, then 3 sets of 2 reps at 90-95%1RM every 2:00.

Post scores to comments.

“Storm Chasers”
Select from the following interval options; and choose a Benchmark to focus on from below.

1:00 x 18 rounds
1:30 x 12 rounds
2:00 x 9 rounds
3:00 x 6 rounds

Complete one (1) round of “Cindy” or “Mary” for the 18:00 total run time.

“Cindy”
1 Round =
5 x Pull-ups
10 x Push-ups
15 x Air Squats

“Mary”
1 Round =
5 x Handstand Push-ups
10 x Pistols (alt.L/R)
15 x Pull-ups

Notes:

  • Complete one round per work interval as expeditiously as possible.
  • The remaining time is for recovery and a refocus on sharper movements and greater applied efforts/intensities.
  • Athletes who are aware of their splits get the most from these formats of conditioning.
  • Scaled & Rx’d Run Time: 18:00
  • Rx+ Run Time: 24:00
  • Rx# Run Time: 36:00
  • Scale movements as necessary according to our general SOPs for movement progressions.
  • Coaches will assist athletes with this as needed once athletes break from the brief for training set-up and warm-up.

Post scores to comments as total rounds and reps completed with any available pacing or split time data.


A Bit O’ CrossFit Trivia & Terminology

Query:
What does ‘Rx#’ mean?
How does one even pronounce such a thing?
Answer:
‘R-X-Octothorpe’ / aka ‘Rx Plus Plus’ / aka likely a ‘good initiative bad decision scenario’

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Monday 01.25.2021

By Samy Daghir / January 25, 2021 / 1 Comment
Nate just chillin like a trebuchet this past Saturday… after doing the hard part of the lift, of course.

Warm-up Drills
I. Agilities and Dynamic Warm-up
II. Scorpion & Yoga Sandwhich
III. PVC Passthrough Test & Mobility Drills

(Drills and review to include the Snatch Balance, 3-pos Snatch, and Overhead Squat prior to individual barbell warm-ups)

Impact/Focus: Snatch
Warm-up as needed based on the selected training option from below:

Option I
Climb Weight Every Round to a 1RM Snatch.
8 Rounds on the :90 seconds of
1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1RM
(climb each round as able)

Option II
Sustain a working weight of 75-80% of a recent Power or Full Snatch 1RM.
8 Rounds on the :90 seconds of
1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1RM
(each round is at the same weight)

Option III
Athletes will be working through 1 to 3 reps per round as light to moderate weight, enough for learning feedback but not enough to inhibit or interrupt proper movement.
8 Rounds on the :90 seconds of
1 to 3 reps
(each round is at light weight; foundations emphasis)

Notes:

  • A 1RM is a One Rep or Single Rep Maximum; an athlete’s best one rep lift.
  • Option I Guidance would be; warm-up to a starting weight of 65%-70% with 1 to 3 reps per set.
  • Once the clock starts begin climbing across the single rep sets for up to 8 Rounds total attempting to establish a personal best single rep record for the full Snatch.
  • Option II is for athletes that are not quite ready to attempt a true one rep maximum one today and wish to hone their technical consistency and/or develop more strength, power, speed under the bar, etc.
  • If there is no solid numbers for the movement today yet athletes are confident and technically sound with the Snatch movement see your Coach about applying an RPE (rate of perceived exertion) approach.
  • Option III is for the foundational development of the Olympic Lift;
  • athletes will be working on position over the bar as well as how to appropriately engage the hips and core to get back under the same cold steel with speed and intention.

Post which option was selected with relative scores/best lifts to comments.

“Sham-pain Problems”
Complete 4 rounds of the following for time (versus a 12:00 time cap)

40-30-20-10 x Row (kcal)
15-12-9-6 x Overhead Squat (95/65lbs)
15-12-9-6 x Bar-Facing Burpees

Notes:

  • Overhead Squats come from the deck today;
  • When picking up the barbell for each set the athlete may count it as one of the Overhead Squat reps if they receive the Snatch at full depth.
  • Scale weight as necessary.
  • Training guidance is to keep it at 60% or less of any one rep Snatch or Overhead Squat training record.

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Friday 01.22.2021

By Samy Daghir / January 22, 2021 / 2 Comments

Warm-up Drills
I. Agility Warm-ups
– Run x 200ft
– Side Shuffle x 50ft
– Reverse Lunge x 50ft
– Karaoke x 50ft
– Run x 200ft
II. Dynamic Drills
– Tall Duck Walk
– Pike Walk
– Spiderman Lunges
– S.L. Bear Crawl
– Lateral Bear Crawls
III. Scorpion & Yoga Sandwhich

Impact/Focus: Deadlift Triples
Warm-up with sets of 3 reps to a challenging Deadlift weight of 70-80% of a 1RM for the following lifting intervals.

5 Rounds, every 2:00 of

3 x Deadlift (75-85% of 1RM)

Notes:

  • Deadlift percentages @75-85% of a 1RM may also be estimated (if no recent data is available) by using a 5 rep max to find a projected 1RM starting number to base sets/reps off of. See your Coach(s) for guidance as needed.

Post scores to comments.

“Frenetics”
5 Rounds for time of
(14:00 Time Cap)

10 x Deadlift (225/155lbs)
15 x Box jump (24/20”)
20 x 1-arm Dumbbell Push press (50/35lbs)
Row 350/250m

Notes:

  • Scaling options will be covered during the whiteboard brief regarding time cap, volume of Rounds/Reps, and weight for the weightlifting and gymnastic exercise assignments relative to current strength abilities of each athlete.
  • Review and reference value of a 60% standard for metcon training loads will be implemented today.

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Thursday 01.21.2021

By Samy Daghir / January 21, 2021 / 1 Comment

Warm-up Drills
I. Agility Warm-up or Row 500m
II. 2-3 Rounds of
7 x Snatch Balance Drill
(w/ as deep a receiving position as mobility permits)
7 x Overhead Squat
10 x Hollow Rocks
III. Mobility & Yoga Poses

Notes: Special Emphasis on PVC Passthroughs for test of Overhead Mobility; follow with lacrosse ball/wall drills and re-test for efficacy.

Impact/Focus: Overhead Squat
Warm-up as needed before working through the following sets/reps at a challenging weight. All sets and reps are the same across; adjust loads accordingly.

Every 2:00 x 6 Rounds of

Overhead Squat x 5-5-3-3-1-1-1 reps

**Increase weight on the second set of 5 and 3, and 1 rep as able provided technique and movement development points of performance are in place**

Notes:

  • Stay on the lighter side until confidence and a baseline of work capacity with the movement have been practiced and refined.
  • Increase weight on the second set of 5 and 3, and 1 rep as able provided technique and movement development points of performance are in place.
  • Use the Snatch Balance Drill to work on confidence and ability to safely take the bar from the rack and set-up for the Overhead Squat (Power or Full receiving position).
  • Athletes able to perform these sets via taking the barbell from the deck instead of the Rig/Racks are enthusiastically encouraged to do so. Note that this should be provided only where there is minimal sacrifice in benefitting the development of the Overhead Squat as the priority for deciding on a floor or Rig/Rack station set-up.

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“Chips”
Complete for time vs a 15:00 time cap

10 x Bumper Plate Devil’s Press (45/35lbs)
15 x GHD Sit-ups

20 x Burpee Jump to Bumper Plate
15 x GHD Sit-ups

30 x Burpees
15 x GHD Sit-ups
30 x Burpees

15 x GHD Sit-ups
20 x Burpee Jump to Bumper Plate

15 x GHD Sit-ups
10 x Bumper Plate Devil’s Press (45/35lbs)

 

Notes:

  • Scale the bumper plate weight as necessary to maintain intensity of work output while maintaining integrity of movement points of performance.
  • Abmat Sit-ups for GHD Sit-ups should be anchored today at 20 reps per set.

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Wednesday 01.20.2021

By Samy Daghir / January 20, 2021 / 1 Comment
Click the ‘CF Games The Open’ Image above for a link to LEARN MORE about this year’s CrossFit Open…

Warm-up Drills
I. Agility Warm-ups
– Run x 200ft
– Side Shuffle x 50ft
– Reverse Lunge x 50ft
– Karaoke x 50ft
– Run x 200ft
II. Dynamic Drills
– Tall Duck Walk
– Pike Walk
– Spiderman Lunges
– S.L. Bear Crawl
– Lateral Bear Crawls
III. Scorpion & Yoga Sandwhich

Impact/Focus: Handstand Isometrics & Balance Intervals

+/- 8:00 x Set-up, Practice Handstand Holds or Movements to be trained. Priority: Get familiar and comfortable with the drill and progression used in the following interval work; prime learning/coaching cues and Handstand points of performance for practical application.

Once the handstand coaching and practice period is finished working on the clock intervals will begin.

Complete the following Isometric Handstand Hold, Kick-up to Wall practice, Wallwalks, or Handstand Walking assignments as follows:

6 Rounds of
1:00 x Handstand Isometrics, Balances, and Walking
1:00 x Rest

Notes:

  • First athletes will set-up, practice, and work with their coach on priming themselves for inversion work. Kick-ups, Wallwalks, Short Handstand Walks or Freestanding work should all be done at this time so that quality movement and holds prevail throughout the interval training.
  • Upon finishing the set-up and practice/warm-up period athletes will work through 6 Rounds of 1:00 work x 1:00 rest.
  • Front Rack Mobility and Go-To Mobility Drills will be reintroduced prior to warming up for the barbell work in the “Chef” Met.Con. below.
  • Score each round as successful number of Kick-ups to Handstand, cumulative time holding a Handstand, or distance walked in a Handstand (ft).

Post scores to comments.

“Chef”
Complete the following for a single, cumulative score of Rounds/Reps.

5 Rounds of

AMRAP 3:00 of
3 x Power Clean (135/95lbs)
10 x Slamball (40,30/20,12lbs)
21 x Double-unders

Rest 1:00

Notes:

  • AMRAP is an acronym for the workout format defined by completing As Many Rounds/Reps as possible in a given time limit. Begin each 3:00 AMRAP where the previous one stopped during the rest interval.
  • Scale weight as necessary to facilitate training touch and go reps (60% 1RM guideline assessment).
  • Single-unders scaling for today will have two levels @ 42 reps per round of Single-unders or 15 reps per round of Double-unders.
  • Rx+ today entails a Power Clean upgrade to 155/105lbs provided the extra weight does not detract from the barbell cycling emphasis in today’s training.

Post scores as a single AMRAP number of Rounds and Reps to comments.

Skill Development: Midline Conditioning
Extra Credit training for today includes 3 sets of 12 reps for the Hip Extension and GHD Sit-up if time permits and athletes have any gas left in the tank after conditioning. Complete this workload for quality of movement.

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