Weekly Workout Overview – 6/18/18

Monday – Even though it’s been almost one year since I did this workout, I distinctly remember it for it’s intensity and simplicity.  Choose a version that you can link or hit QUICK singles on the ground to overhead.  In all reality, this should be a clean & jerk, unless you want to practice snatches in a metcon.  While the Rx’d & ADV. are repeats, BEEF version is new this time.  Don’t forget to use those 8 minutes before the workout to work on any skills you are trying to master.  Not sure what the best drill you should be doing?  Let the coach know and we’ll be happy to give you some guidance! 

A.) 8 minute skill development
pick a skill to work on:
double unders, rope climb, toes to bar, muscle up, pistols, etc.

B.) Rx’d & ADV. – compare 8/1/17

Buy In: 403m Run

then 5 Rounds:
7 Ground to Overhead 115/75 (ADV. 135/95)
7 Bar Facing Burpee (ADV. 8 BFB)
7 Pullups (ADV. 9 C2B)

Cash Out: 403m Run (ADV. 800m Cash Out **NO BUY IN FOR ADV.)



4 Rounds
12 Ground to Overhead 135/95
12 Bar Facing Burpee
12 C2B Pullups

Cash Out w/ 800m Run (NO Buy In)

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Tuesday – given the other movements in part B. as well as movements from other days, the intended version of part A. is the Run, however, as always, if anyone has issues with running, or you want to get up on the leaderboard for 2K row, the alternatives are there for you.  Yep, I just added a 2K row for both masters 50+ and Open division folks to the leader board! 

A.) 1 Mile Run (ADV. 1.5 Mile Run)
2K Row, Ski or 5Kmen/4K Women Bike

B.) 10 min. AMRAP
12 DB Snatch 45/25 (ADV. 15 alternating @ 50/35)
6 Pushups (ADV. 9 men / 7 women)

15 KB Snatch (not from ground) 53/35
9 men / 7 women Ring Dips

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Wednesday – the alternative version 1RM isn’t just for “record breakers” or BEEF folks.  Anyone that is comfortable with the technique can go for the 1 rep max.  For part B., we just received another sled last week, so there shouldn’t be too much of an issue getting your sled pushes in with 90 seconds or less of rest between reps.  However, with 5 lanes of sled push traffic out there watch out for your fellow exercisers!  If you haven’t done this one before, pick a light weight, the intended effect can best be achieved with a weight light enough to keep a fast run pace, down and back!

A.) 12 min. EMOM
Rx’d 2 Squat Cleans or 2 Squat Snatch
ADV. 1 Squat Clean or 1 Squat Snatch @ approx. 85% 1RM
Alternative version – 12 minutes to find 1RM Clean or Snatch

B.) 70m Sled Push w/ 1:30 rest between rounds

Rx’d (6) 35lbs. men / 15lbs. women
ADV. (7) 45/25
BEEF (8) 55/35

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Thursday – It’s been a while since we’ve done the classic CrossFit workout “Helen”.  While it’s a short workout, we are doing it first so that you can really go all out… whether it’s you’re first time doing the workout, a re-test, or you are going for a spot on the leader board, it’s always good to be totally fresh.  Wondering what’s all this leader board talk about?  Check out this post.  For those that have done the workout “Helen” many times already there’s an alternative option with Bar Muscle Ups and heavier KB Swings.  Keep in mind though this should still be a FAST workout!  Check out this video that addresses the grip on the bar muscle up.

A.) “Helen”
3 Rounds
403m Run
21 KB Swings 53/35
12 Pullups

ADV. & BEEF alternatives
3 Rounds
403m Run
6men/3women Bar Muscle Up (BEEF 9/7)
15 KB Swings 70/44 (BEEF 70/53)

B.) Back Squat
ascending weight

C.) For time:
15 Back Squats approx. 70-75% heaviest from part B.
15 Burpees
*compare 3/7/17

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Friday – Thank to DJ, I’ve been doing a lot of bottoms up KB press in my own warm-ups and I believe they (along with several other things) have been VERY helpful in improving my shoulder stability and reducing my aches and pains post workout.  I’ve ordered some more light kettlebells which should be at the gym in time for Friday’s workout.  When doing bottom’s up KB presses, you’ll get FAR more benefit from them if you go SLOW… and hey, while you’re at it, hold the top position for a second, after all, they are meant to help improve your stability.  Also, don’t forget to pull your rib cage down, draw your belly in, and of course, squeeze those glutes!

A.) 6 min. alt. EMOM
Even: 5ea. bottoms up KB press
Odd: 1-5 Strict Pullups, Ring Rows, or Muscle Ups

20 min. AMREP

6 Deadlifts 95/65 (ADV. & BEEF 115/75)
6 Shoulder to Overhead 95/65 (ADV. & BEEF 115/75)
6 Box Jump Overs



1 Rope Climb (ADV. 1 Regional) (BEEF 3 regional men / 2 regional women)

******Start back over at 6’s after Rope Climb*****

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Saturday – Both partners will do each 200m Run.  Rx’d will split wall balls and hanging knee raises/situps however they like.  ADV. and BEEF will do alternating wall Balls (this is done by standing next to your partner and throwing the ball up at the wall with a slight angle so that it comes down to your partner and he/she repeats this back to you.)  This isn’t done just to try and be creative/fancy, rather, to reduce extended periods of down time while your partner works.  If you don’t feel comfortable doing this, stick to regular wall balls!

2 person partner WOD – both people do each run, otherwise split work how you choose, 1 person working at a time

A.) 18 min. AMRAP
200m Run
30 Wall Balls (ADV. 35 *Alternating*) (BEEF 45 *Alternating*)
20 Hanging Knee Raises or 20 Situps (ADV. 20 Toes to Bar) (BEEF 25 Toes to Bar)

REST 2 minutes

B.) 6 minutes Max Calories Row, Bike or Ski (switch whenever and as often as you like)

Sunday – I’ve said it before, but I defintely recommend a lighter damper, 5 or less, and a slower than normal stroke rate for a 2K row.  Trust me, rowing doesn’t have to feel like complete garbage, even if you’re short 😉  Use this 2K row as an opportunity to work on your technique, initiating each stroke with your legs, then extending your hips, and lastly pulling with your arms.  If you have no idea what your pace should be start out nice and easy (slower than you think), then if things still feel great after 800 meters start gradually picking up the pace.  If you are serious about improving your rowing, take note of your damper setting, the pace your start out at, the pace you finish at, and of course your overall average pace.  Record these numbers!  Once you have these numbers, get with me and I can give you my advice for your next attempt.

A.) 2K Row, 2K Ski, 5Kmen/ 4K women Bike

alternative workout 1 mile run

B.) 3 Rounds
140m Farmer Carry
100 feet DB Walking Lunge

Rx’d Lunge w/ 1 DB 45/25, holding wherever you like
Farmer carry w/ 1 DB + 1 KB of similar weight

ADV. Lunge w/ 2 DB’s 45-50 men/ 25-35 women (DB’s held on shoulders)
Farmer carry w/ same two DB’s

BEEF  Lunge Single Arm DB 50/35 or KB 53/35 held overhead
Farmer carry w/ item you lunged with + 1 KB 70lbs. men / 53lbs. women

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