Friday, February 27, 2015

27th February 2015 by Mike

W.O.D.

Reminder – you have the option of choosing scaled or RXed each week. everyone signed up to do the Opens get to the gym today!!! If we need to make special arrangements we will but it makes it easier on us if we get as many of you through this in one day!!!! Good luck – let’s have fun with this!!!!

WORKOUT 15.1

Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 9 minutes of:
15 toes-to-bars
10 deadlifts (115 / 75 lb.)
5 snatches (115 / 75 lb.)

WORKOUT 15.1a

1-rep-max clean and jerk
6-minute time cap

 

Notes
These workouts begin with the athlete standing under their pull-up bar with the barbell loaded to the appropriate weight. After 15 toes-to-bars (sit-ups or hanging knee raises for scaled divisions) are completed the athlete will move to the barbell to perform 10 deadlifts followed by 5 snatches. After the last snatch is completed the athlete will move back to the pull-up bar and start their next round.

Your score for Workout 15.1 will be the total number of repetitions completed.

As soon as the clock reaches 9 minutes and Workout 15.1 is complete, Workout 15.1a will begin with the same running clock. The athlete will have from 9:00 to 15:00 to complete Workout 15.1a.

The same barbell must be used for both 15.1 and 15.1a. The athlete must load their own barbell and may not receive assis- tance. Prior to each lift you must state what weight you are about to attempt. Plates smaller than 1⁄2 lb. may not be used. There is no limit to the number of attempts within the 6-minute time limit.

Your score for Workout 15.1a will be the weight (in pounds) that you successfully clean and jerk.

Should the athlete choose to redo the workout, you must withdraw your scores for both 15.1 and 15.1a and resubmit both scores from the second attempt. You may not use your score from your first attempt at 15.1 and your score from your second attempt at 15.1a or vice versa.

Special Tiebreak
Your score for Workout 15.1a will be the weight of your heaviest successful clean and jerk. Scores will be recorded in one pound increments. If there is a tie at the exact same weight, lighter athletes will rank above heavier athletes. The body weight posted on your profile will be the weight used to break your tie, divided into 10-lb. classes; e.g. 180-189, 190-199, 200-209, etc.

Affiliates will be responsible for validating that an athlete’s body weight is within their weight class. If an athlete opts not to submit their body weight they will still have a valid score for Workout 15.1a, but they will be ranked lower than athletes that lifted the same amount of weight and also submitted their body weight.

Equipment
• Pull-up bar
• Barbell
• Collars
• Plates to load to the appropriate weight for your division for Workout 15.1
• Plates to load for your max clean and jerk (no smaller than ½ lb.)

For each workout, be sure the athlete has adequate space to safely complete the event. Clear the area of all extra plates, people or other obstructions.

*The official weight is in pounds. For your convenience, the minimum acceptable weights for Workout 15.1 in kilograms are 52 / 34 kg for Rx’d, 38 / 25 kg for Scaled, Masters and Teens, and 29 / 20 kg for Scaled Masters and Scaled Teens. If you lift with kilogram plates you will need to convert your results to pounds when submitting your score. Remember, when lifting with pound plates a 20-kg barbell will count as 45 lb. and a 15-kg barbell will count as 35 lb.

Video Submission Standards
Prior to starting, film the plates and barbell to be used so the loads can be seen clearly. All video submissions should be uncut and unedited in order to accurately display the performance. A second person with a stopwatch should be in the frame throughout the entire workout. Shoot the video from an angle so all exercises can be clearly seen meeting the movement standards.

Workout 15.1 Variations

Rx’d 
(Rx’d Men, Masters Men 40-44, Masters Men 45-49, Masters Men 50-54, Rx’d Women, Masters Women 40-44, Masters Women 45-49, Masters Women 50-54)
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 9 minutes of:
15 toes-to-bars
10 deadlifts (115 / 75 lb.)
5 snatches (115 / 75 lb.)

Scaled
(Scaled Men, Scaled Masters Men 40-44, Scaled Masters Men 45-49, Scaled Masters Men 50-54, Scaled Women, Scaled Masters Women 40-44, Scaled Masters Women 45-49, Scaled Masters Women 50-54)
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 9 minutes of:
15 hanging knee raises
10 deadlifts (85 / 55 lb.)
5 snatches* (85 / 55 lb.)
*ground-to-overhead allowed

Masters
(Masters Men 55-59, Masters Men 60+, Masters Women 55-59, Masters Women 60+)
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 9 minutes of:
15 toes-to-bars
10 deadlifts (85 / 55 lb.)
5 snatches (85 / 55 lb.)

Masters Scaled
(Scaled Masters Men 55-59, Scaled Masters Men 60+, Scaled Masters Women 55-59, Scaled Masters Women 60+)
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 9 minutes of:
15 sit-ups
10 deadlifts (65 / 45 lb.)
5 snatches* (65 / 45 lb.)
*ground-to-overhead allowed

Teens
(Teen Boys 14-15, Teen Boys 16-17, Teen Girls 14-15, Teen Girls 16-17)
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 9 minutes of:
15 toes-to-bars
10 deadlifts (85 / 55 lb.)
5 snatches (85 / 55 lb.)

Teens Scaled
(Scaled Teen Boys 14-15, Scaled Teen Boys 16-17, Scaled Teen Girls 14-15, Scaled Teen Girls 16-17)
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 9 minutes of:
15 hanging knee raises
10 deadlifts (65 / 45 lb.)
5 snatches* (65 / 45 lb.)
*ground-to-overhead allowed

Workout 15.1a 
(All Divisions)
1-rep-max clean and jerk
6-minute time cap

Thursday, February 26, 2015

25th February 2015 by Mike

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W.O.D.

Goat Day!!!!!

20 minutes – pick your two favorite movements you need to work on……..and the coach will help you decide how many reps!

The big announcement for the first Opens WOD 15.1 is tonight – come to the gym and watch it live. Starting at 7pm – announcement at 8pm. If you cannot make it to gym – you can stream it live at the games.crossfit website.

15.1 WOD will be done at all classes on Friday!!! Please let us know if you cannot come in on Friday. For those of you signed up you must complete the wod and submit your score before Monday at 8pm. Each person competing must have a judge and therefore we need to plan accordingly – if you have spare time to help on Friday let us know – or come by during any class time to help!!!! This is a fun and busy time at the box – it brings everyone together, cheering, helping etc. Thank you!!!!!! And let’s have some fun! :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

25th February 2015 by Mike

Happy, Happy Birthday to Dan Bauer!!

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The Opens W.O.D. will be announced Thursday at 8pm – anyone that wants to watch it live, join us at CFGB, 7pm to see what we have in store for us the following day!!!!!

W.O.D.

Tabata Because……..

Wall Balls

Pull Ups

Ab Mat Sit ups

Wanted to share this story that Cathy shared with us at Yoga……puts “things” in perspective. Thank you Cathy!!!

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous “yes.”

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

“Now,” said the professor as the laughter subsided, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things — your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions — and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car. The sand is everything else — the small stuff.

“If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued, “there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

“Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first — the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled. “I’m glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.”

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

23rd February 2015 by Mike

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Stay warm, stay safe, don’t forget to hydrate and stay off the ice!!!!

W.O.D.

Front squat 10-10-10-10-10 reps

Yoga tonight at 6:15pm

Monday, February 23, 2015

22nd February 2015 by Mike

Want to be inspired – take the time to watch the 94 minute CrossFit Games documentary!!!!! Amazing!

Don’t forget to register for the Opens!!!! First WOD to be announced on Thursday evening!!! We will have that as the wod of the day on Friday. There is a scaled division, masters, teens and RX. Go to www.games.crossfit.com to register and join our team!
W.O.D.
5 Rounds for time:
115/75# Hang Power Cleans, 12 reps
115/75# Thrusters, 9 reps
115/75# Power Snatches, 6 reps