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Weekly WOD insights 10/22/18

Monday  This week for our back squats we will be working with a format thats a little different than usual. Try to make each set challenging, but aim to not fail any. If you felt like you left a little in the tank on the first sets of 5 or 4,[…]

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New Skill = New Challenge

Over the past few months it’s not a surprise to most that we incorporate a few skill sessions throughout the week. As these are becoming a staple in our weekly programming, it’s important to remember that these are great opportunities to practice, build the necessary fundamentals, or condition certain skills in a controlled[…]

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Weekly WOD Overview 10/15/18

Weather you can make it in a for a couple days this week or not, try to get outside and enjoy this weather!  Oh man…you know you’re getting up there in age when you screen shot the weekly forecast. #oldman MONDAY The format for today is almost an exact replica of[…]

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💰Money Mobility Moves 2💰

So a while back I posted about money mobility moves. Essentially they’re mobility movements that I think will maximize your bang for buck when it comes to working on mobility in a time efficient manor. I talked last time about the plank wave, if you didn’t catch it I would highly encourage[…]

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Weekly WOD Overview

  Monday Rather than 15 minutes straight AMRAP this one is broken up with just a little run and some double unders.  Even though it’s not the same movement pattern, the double unders can still make the pullups and pushups challenging, so Rx’d, ADV. and BEEF folks should break up[…]

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October Challenge: Rope Climbs!

Time to step up our rope climb game! Since we’ve been implementing our skills sessions during class a lot lately, I think it’s a good time to put a little challenge out there. For October, I’m officially challenging you to a rope climb stamina test….with some prizes for the winners. This[…]

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Ring Row Technique

Ring Rows are an amazing tool for developing pulling strength. Unlike the strict pull up where you support all of your bodyweight, you can easily dictate how much weight you want to support in the ring row. This allows you to increase the amount of pulling volume you can perform. Simply slide[…]

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10/1/18 WOD Review

Monday For today’s skill session, we’re going to bring it back to basics for all levels. Both movements will focus on isometric holds in order to reinforce good positioning/mechanics. Pick a version of each movement that is challenging yet you are able to hold for at least 20 seconds. As[…]

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Barefoot Power

Recently I went to a concert (a regular concert, not a rave) in Sacramento this past Saturday to see a couple artists perform. Some of the ones I was more looking forward to were Bastille, The Dirty Heads (Britney is a big fan), and one of my favorite artists of[…]

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Weekly WOD insights 9/24/18

Monday People have been getting much better at their handstands and other skills as of late due to all of our focused skill work, so I wanted to be sure to keep working that in. I want to focus on the handstand walk since it is a bit more tricky[…]

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