Weekly Workouts Nov. 27-Dec. 2nd

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Weekly Workouts Nov. 27-Dec. 2nd

Fort Collins CrossFit

MONDAY

CrossFit:
Wendler Week 2 Overhead Squat:
Warmup Set 1: 5 @ 40%
Warmup Set 2: 5 @ 50%
Set 1: 3 @ 70%
Set 2: 3 @ 80%
Set 3: 3 or more @ 90%
-then-
For time:
1 mile run

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TUESDAY

CrossFit:
Back Squat
10-5-3-1-1-1-3-5-10

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WEDNESDAY

CrossFit:
21-15-9 reps, for time of:
Dumbbell Squat Clean Thruster, 50/35 lbs
Pull-up

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THURSDAY

CrossFit:
“Kev” – Hero Workout
With a partner, complete as many rounds as possible in 26 minutes of:
6 Deadlifts, 315/205 lb, each
9 Bar Facing Burpees, synchronized
9 Bar Muscle-Ups, each
55-ft. Partner Barbell Carry, 315/205 lb

Yoga at 7:15pm:
Yoga with Dai

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FRIDAY

CrossFit:
Each for time:
Run: 4x 800 m

CrossFit Cardio:
30min Alternating Every Minute on the Minute (AEMOM):
Min 1: Assault bike 10 cal
Min 2: 10 x Pullup
Repeat the sequence for 30min

CrossFit Cardio:
20min AMRAP:
100m Farmer Carry
5 x dumbbell thrusters
Run 100m

CrossFit Cardio:
100 thruster
*every time you drop the bar immediately run 800m
*immediately resume thrusters upon return from the run

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SATURDAY 

Regularly scheduled team workouts

Yeti Christmas Party from 6-9pm

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Weekly Workouts Nov. 20-25th

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MONDAY

CrossFit:
Wendler Week 1 Overhead Squat:
Warmup Set 1: 5 @ 40%
Warmup Set 2: 5 @ 50%
Set 1: 5 @ 65%
Set 2: 5 @ 75%
Set 3: 5 or more @ 85%
-then-
AMRAP 7 mins:
5 Box Jumps, 30/24 in
3 Cleans, 225/155 lbs

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TUESDAY 

CrossFit:
For Time:
Handstand Walk 100 m
-then-
For time:
5 Rope Climbs, 15 ft
75 Thrusters, 75/55 lbs
50 Ring Dips
5 Rope Climbs, 15 ft
50 Overhead Squats, 75/55 lbs
75 Sit-ups
5 Rope Climbs, 15 ft

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WEDNESDAY

CrossFit:
3 rounds for time of:
15 Chest-to-bar Pull-ups
20 Burpees
15 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls, 95/65 lbs

Pilates at 7:15pm:
Pilates with Sarah

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THURSDAY – Happy Thanksgiving!

*We will only have 3 classes today! 8am, 9am, 10am!

CrossFit:

40min AMRAP Partner Workout:
Each round consists of:
 10 x synchronized db burpee box step overs
 - then - 
 One partner rows 500m
 One partner does 20 air squats
 - then, start the next round of db burpee box step overs
*rotate who does each exercise every round
 *Partners each have 2 dumbbells

No Yoga at 7:15pm:
Closed at 11AM – No yoga, happy turkey day!

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FRIDAY - CLOSED

Take Home Workout:
Tabata Pull-up
Tabata Push-up
Tabata AbMat Sit-Up
Tabata Air Squat

CrossFit Cardio:
20minutes, Every Minute on the the Minute (EMOM):
Run 100m

CrossFit Cardio:
Run 5km route for time

CrossFit Cardio:
For Time:
Row 500m
Assault bike 50 cal
Row 400m
AB 40 cal
Row 300m
AB 30 cal
Row 200m
AB 20 cal
Row 100m
AB 10 cal

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SATURDAY - CLOSED

Take Home Workout:
Hike for an hour or more
-or-
Run 2-5mi
*Take a friend or your family and snap a pic, send to Coach Nate to post or tag Yeti Cave on social media :)

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Weekly Workouts Oct 30th-Nov 3rd

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MONDAY

CrossFit:
Clean Pull
3-3-3-3-3
Clean
3-3-3-3-3
-then- 
10min cap:
150 alternating partner wall-balls

CrossFit Cardio:
10min:
30sec wall ball
30sec rest

7:15pm
Yoga with Dai

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TUESDAY

CrossFit:
Amanda .45
13-11-9-7-5 reps, for time of:
Muscle-up
Squat Snatch, 135/95 lbs

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WEDNESDAY

CrossFit:
CrossFit Games Open 17.5
10 rounds for time of:
9 Thrusters, 95/65 lbs
35 Double-unders

8:15am 
Pilates with Sarah

CrossFit Cardio:
100 burpee box jump over for time

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THURSDAY

CrossFit:
Clean Grip Deadlift
7-7-7-7-7-7-7
-then- 
Team 10min AMRAP
A) Burpee Broad Jump 40'
B) Med Ball Clean
*Score equals MBC completed as a team

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FRIDAY

CrossFit:
5 rounds for time of:
Run, 400 m
15 Left-Arm Kettlebell Snatches, 35lb/18lb
15 Right Arm Kettlebell Snatches, 35lb/18lb

CrossFit Cardio:
Run 100m for time
Run 200m for time
Run 400m for time
Run 800m for time

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Weekly Workouts October 16-20th

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MONDAY

CrossFit:
In-House Comp 1

Open:

Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:
 30 squats
 20 handstand push-ups
 10 deadlifts, 225/155 lb.

Modified:

Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:
 30 squats
 20 push-ups
 10 deadlifts, 185/135 lb.

40-49:

Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:
 30 squats
 25 push-ups
 10 deadlifts, 225/155 lb.

40-49 Modified:

Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:
 30 squats
 25 push-ups
 10 deadlifts, 185/135 lb.

50-60:

Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:
 25 squats
 20 push-ups
 10 deadlifts, 185/135 lb.

50-60 Modified:

Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:
 20 squats
 15 push-ups
 10 deadlifts, 165/115 lb.

60+:

Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:
 25 squats
 20 push-ups
 10 deadlifts, 185/135 lb.

60+ Modified:

Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:
 20 squats
 15 push-ups
 10 deadlifts, 165/115 lb.

CrossFit Cardio:
10 intervals:
Row 500m
Rest 1min

CrossFit Skills:
Yoga with Dai

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TUESDAY

CrossFit:
30min AMRAP:
Run 400m
45 Alternating Dumbell Snatch (50/35lb)
45 Abmat sit-ups


WEDNESDAY

CrossFit:
In House Comp 2 

Open:

Complete as many rounds as possible in 7 minutes of:
 50 double-unders
 10 overhead squats, 135/95 lb.

Modified:

Complete as many rounds as possible in 7 minutes of:
 25 double-unders or 100 single unders
 10 overhead squats, 75/55 lb.

40-49:

Complete as many rounds as possible in 7 minutes of:
 50 double-unders
 10 overhead squats, 135/95 lb.

40-49 Modified:

Complete as many rounds as possible in 7 minutes of:
 25 double-unders or 100 single unders
 10 overhead squats, 75/55 lb.

50-60:

Complete as many rounds as possible in 7 minutes of:
 25 double-unders
 10 overhead squats, 55/35 lb.

50-60 Modified:

Complete as many rounds as possible in 7 minutes of:
 25 double-unders or 100 single unders
 10 overhead squats, 55/35 lb.

60+:

Complete as many rounds as possible in 7 minutes of:
 20 double-unders
 10 overhead squats, 55/35 lb.

60+ Modified:

Complete as many rounds as possible in 7 minutes of:
 20 double-unders or 80 single unders
 10 overhead squats, 55/35 lb.

8:15am Pilates with Sarah
CrossFit Cardio:
5 intervals:
Row 800m
Rest 2min

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THURSDAY

CrossFit:
In House Comp 3

Open:

Complete as much as possible in 12 minutes of:
 1 muscle-up
 5 medicine-ball cleans (20/14)
 2 muscle-ups
 10 medicine-ball cleans
 3 muscle-ups
 15 medicine-ball cleans
 4 muscle-ups
 20 medicine-ball cleans

Modified:

Complete as much as possible in 12 minutes of:
 5 pullups
 5 medicine-ball cleans (20/14)
 10 pullups
 10 medicine-ball cleans
 15 pullups
 15 medicine-ball cleans
 20 pullups
 20 medicine-ball cleans

40-49:

Complete as much as possible in 12 minutes of:
 1 muscle-up
 5 medicine-ball cleans (20/14)
 2 muscle-ups
 10 medicine-ball cleans
 3 muscle-ups
 15 medicine-ball cleans
 4 muscle-ups
 20 medicine-ball cleans

40-49 Modified:

Complete as much as possible in 12 minutes of:
 5 pullups
 5 medicine-ball cleans (20/14)
 10 pullups
 10 medicine-ball cleans
 15 pullups
 15 medicine-ball cleans
 20 pullups
 20 medicine-ball cleans

50-60:

Complete as much as possible in 12 minutes of:
 10 ring rows
 5 medicine-ball cleans (20/14)
 15 ring rows
 10 medicine-ball cleans
 20 ring rows
 15 medicine-ball cleans
 25 ring rows
 20 medicine-ball cleans

50-60 Modified:

Complete as much as possible in 12 minutes of:
 5 ring rows
 5 medicine-ball cleans (20/14)
 10 ring rows
 10 medicine-ball cleans
 15 ring rows
 15 medicine-ball cleans
 20 ring rows
 20 medicine-ball cleans

60+:

Complete as much as possible in 12 minutes of:
 5 ring rows
 5 medicine-ball cleans (14/12)
 10 ring rows
 10 medicine-ball cleans
 15 ring rows
 15 medicine-ball cleans
 20 ring rows
 20 medicine-ball cleans

60+ Modified:

Complete as much as possible in 12 minutes of:
 5 ring rows
 5 medicine-ball cleans (14/12)
 5 ring rows
 10 medicine-ball cleans
 10 ring rows
 15 medicine-ball cleans
 10 ring rows
 20 medicine-ball cleans

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FRIDAY

CrossFit:
Open:

5 rounds for time:
200m Farmer Carry (50lbs; 35lbs)
5 x Box Jump (30”; 24”)
10 x Toes to Bar
15 x Dumbell Shoulder to Overhead (50lbs; 35lbs)

Modified:

5 rounds for time:
200m Farmer Carry (35lbs; 20lbs)
5 x Box Jump (24”; 20”)
10 x Knees elevated
15 x Dumbell Shoulder to Overhead (35lbs; 20lbs)

40-49:

5 rounds for time:
200m Farmer Carry (50lbs; 35lbs)
5 x Box Jump (30”; 24”)
10 x Toes to Bar
15 x Dumbell Shoulder to Overhead (50lbs; 35lbs)

40-49 Modified:

5 rounds for time:
200m Farmer Carry (35lbs; 20lbs)
5 x Box Jump (24”; 20”)
10 x Knees elevated
15 x Dumbell Shoulder to Overhead (35lbs; 20lbs)

50-60:

5 rounds for time:
200m Farmer Carry (35lbs; 20lbs)
5 x Step ups (24”; 20”)
10 x Knees elevated
15 x Dumbell Shoulder to Overhead (35lbs; 20lbs)

50-60 Modified:

5 rounds for time:
200m Farmer Carry (20lbs; 15lbs)
5 x Step ups (24”; 20”)
10 x Ab-mat sit-ups
15 x Dumbell Shoulder to Overhead (20lbs; 15lbs)

60+:

5 rounds for time:
200m Farmer Carry (35lbs; 20lbs)
5 x Step ups (24”; 20”)
10 x Knees elevated
15 x Dumbell Shoulder to Overhead (35lbs; 20lbs)

60+ Modified:

5 rounds for time:
200m Farmer Carry (20lbs; 15lbs)
5 x Step ups (20”; 20”)
10 x Ab-mat sit-ups
15 x Dumbell Shoulder to Overhead (20lbs; 15lbs)

CrossFit Cardio:
10 rounds:
:30sec assault bike
:30sec rest

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Weekly Workouts October 9-13th

CrossFit Fort Collins

“MAX OUT MONDAY”

CrossFit:
Establish 1 rep max Front Squat
- Then-
Partner workout:
10 minute AMRAP:
Partner A: Holds plank position or wall-sit
Partner B: Navigates cone ladder with med ball and does 10 Tall Cleans with the med ball prior to rotating
*Score is # of rounds and reps completed as a team

CrossFit Cardio:
5 rounds:
40’ Weighted Bear Crawl (50/35lb)
20 weighted step ups
400m row

Yoga at 7:15pm:
Yoga with Dai
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TUESDAY 

CrossFit:
For time:
 50 box jumps, 30/24in. box
 50 kettlebell swings, 72/53lb 
 50 knees-to-elbows
 50 wall-ball shots, 30/20lb. ball
 50 burpees

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WEDNESDAY

CrossFit:
27-21-15-9 reps for time of:
 95/65lb. squat cleans
 Ring dips

CrossFit Cardio:
5 rounds:
1min Row AMRAP Cals
1min rest
1min Assault Bike Cals
1 min rest

Pilates at 8:15am:
Pilates with Sarah

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THURSDAY

CrossFit:
For time:
 50 jumping alternating lunges, 50 steps
 50 pull-ups
 50 push presses, 95/65lb
 50 hip extensions or supermans
 50 burpees

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FRIDAY

CrossFit:
Snatch balance 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps
-then- 
15min As Far as Possible
Team interval
Row 500m 
*switch every 500m

CrossFit Cardio:
5 rounds:
10 Hang Clean 135/95lb
500m row

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Weekly Workouts Oct 2-6th

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“MAX OUT MONDAY”

CrossFit:
Wendler Week Three
Front Squat:
5 @ 36%, 5 @ 45%, 5 @ 68%, 3 @ 77%, 1 or more @ 86%
- then -
10 Min partner AMRAP:
Partner A: Assault Bike
Partner B: Kettle bell swings
*Work Simultaneously
*Each Rotation dictated by completion time of Cals on the Assault Bike
*AB Cals Rotation 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10
*If all Cals are complete, you’re team wins at life haha.
                  *Score in this case is time (-) number of swings completed as a team

CrossFit Cardio:
5 Rounds:
1min AMRAP Battle Ropes
1min Pullups
1min Ring dips
1min AB for Cal
1min Rest

CrossFit Skills:
Yoga with Dai

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TUESDAY

CrossFit:
"Dallas 5"
5 minutes of:
Burpees
Then, 5 minutes of:
7 deadlifts, 155 lb.
7 box jumps
24-in. box
Then, 5 minutes of:
Turkish get-ups, 40-lb. dumbbell
Then, 5 minutes of:
7 snatches, 75 lb.
7 push-ups
Then, 5 minutes of:
Row Calories

*Complete as many reps as possible at each 5-minute station.
*Log total reps performed for each movement.
*Rest 1 minute between stations.

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WEDNESDAY

CrossFit:
Overhead Squat 1-1-1-1-1, using heaviest weight per set
Front Squat 1-1-1-1-1, using heaviest weight per set
Back Squat 1-1-1-1-1, using heaviest weight per set

CrossFit Cardio:
5 Rounds:
1min Shuttle Run
1min Row for Cal
1min Pushups
1min AB for Cal
1min Rest

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THURSDAY

CrossFit:
“Skills day”
Muscle up and Double under progressions
For time:
5 Strict Muscle-ups
50 Double Unders
4 Strict Muscle-ups
40 Double Unders
3 Strict Muscle-ups
30 Double Unders
2 Strict Muscle-ups
20 Double Unders
1 Strict Muscle-up
10 Double Unders

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FRIDAY

CrossFit:
Hang Power Clean 1-1-1-1-1, using heaviest weight per set
Hang Power Snatch 1-1-1-1-1, using heaviest weight per set
Push Jerk 1-1-1-1-1, using heaviest weight per set
- then -
Team Workout:
5min AMRAP Ab-mat as a team
Partner A: Plank Hold
Partner B: Ab-mat situp
*Rotate every 10 reps, work continuously

CrossFit Cardio:
5 Rounds:
1min Ladder Drills
1min Burpees
1min Air Squat
1min Ab-mat Situps
1min Rest

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Weekly Workouts Sept. 25-29th

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“MAX OUT MONDAY”

CrossFit:
Wendler Week Two
Front Squat:
5 @ 36%, 5 @ 45%, 3 @ 63%, 3 @ 72%, 3 or more @ 81%
- then -
10 Min partner AMRAP:
Partner A: Assault Bike
Partner B: Kettle bell swings
*Work Simultaneously
*Each Rotation dictated by completion time of Cals on the Assault Bike
*AB Cals Rotation 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, ….

CrossFit Cardio:
10 rounds For Time:
Run 400m
10 x Wall balls

Yoga at 7:15pm:
Yoga with Dai

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TUESDAY 

CrossFit:
Barbara
5 rounds, each round for time, of:
20 Pull-ups
30 Push-ups
40 Sit-up
50 Air Squats
 
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WEDNESDAY

CrossFit:
“Rich”
For time:
13 Squat Snatches, 155/105 lbs
-- then --
10 rounds of:
10 Pull-ups
Sprint, 100 m
-- then --
13 Squat Cleans, 155/105 lbs

CrossFit Cardio:
Partner Interval
Run 10 x 400m each
Rest while partner runs

Pilates at 8:15am:
Pilates with Sarah

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THURSDAY

CrossFit:
“Skills day”
Bench Press 3-3-3-3-3
- then -
20 min to work on Snatch or Clean and Jerk
*Single reps at a time

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FRIDAY

CrossFit:
Each for time:
Run: 8x 400 m
Rest 1:30 between efforts.

CrossFit Cardio:
5 rounds for time:
Run 800m
20 x Wall Balls

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Weekly Workouts September 18-22nd

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“MAX OUT MONDAY”

CrossFit:
Wendler Week One
Front Squat
Warmup 1: 36% 5 reps
Warmup 2: 45% 5 reps
Set 1: 59% 5 reps
Set 2: 68% 5 reps
Set 3: 77% for 5 or more reps
- then -
Partner 10min AMRAP
Follow the leader style
Pullups (M:10/W:5)
Airsquat x 10

CrossFit Cardio:
For time:
10 Pullups
20 Burpees
30 Alternating KB snatch
400m run
50 Air Squat
60 Box Jumps
70 KB swings
800m run
90 Cal on the Bike
100 Cal on the Rower

CrossFit Skills:
Yoga with Dai

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TUESDAY

CrossFit:
3 rounds for time of:
15 Row Calories
12 Power Snatches, 95/65 lbs
9 Burpees

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WEDNESDAY

CrossFit:
Complete as many rounds as possible in 45 mins of:
Run, 800 m
10 Deadlifts, 315/205 lbs
Run, 800 m
50 Sit-ups

CrossFit Cardio:
Run 1200m
Farmer carry 400m
Med Ball run 800m
Sand bag carry 400m

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THURSDAY

CrossFit:
“Skills Practice”
Jerk Practice
- Positioning practice
- Cycling practice
*LIGHT 75/55lb max
- then -
Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 mins of:
9 Dumbbell Deadlifts, 60/40 lbs
6 Burpees
3 Dumbbell Power Cleans, 60/40 lbs

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FRIDAY

CrossFit:
“White”
5 rounds for time of:
3 Rope Climbs, 15 ft
10 Toes To Bars
21 Overhead Walking Lunge With Plates, 45 lbs
Run, 400 m

CrossFit Cardio:
10min AMRAP:
Assault Bike x 20 Cal
Pull-up x 10

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Weekly Workouts September 11-15th

Announcement's:

We are adjusting the schedule by taking out Skills class and just having another time for the CrossFit class. There are a couple reasons for the change:
- provide an additional time for everyone to do the day’s workout
- we are still going to have a “skill focus day” where we practice a higher level skill in every CrossFit class
- we always drill these “skill” movements in every class we do
- we will still have Yoga on Monday’s at 7:15pm, and Pilates on Wednesday’s at 8:15am

Saturday Sept. 16th Yeti Cave CrossFit is running a Ladies only fitness challenge.  Free to participate, 5 x 1min challenges.  I need volunteers from 2-5pm that day, you can still participate if you are interested. Location is at Athleta, let Nate know if you are interested in helping.

Athleta has offered us an exclusive shopping opportunity where everyone from our gym can shop at 25% off from September 14-18! This is a great way to treat yourself, buy a lucky lady in your life a little gift or score a deal of a snazzy new outfit! IMPORTANT: you must show this post to an Athleta associate to receive your discount! *valid only at Foothills Athleta from 9/14-9/18/17*

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“MAX OUT MONDAY”

CrossFit:
Establish 1 Rep Max Front Squat
*We are starting a Wendler strength cycle for Front Squats, this number will be used for the next three weeks!
- then -
“Scotty”
Complete as many rounds as possible in 11 mins of:
5 Deadlifts, 315/210 lbs
18 Wall Balls, 20/14 lbs
17 Burpee Over Bars

CrossFit Cardio:
For time:
100 Cal on the Rower
90 Cal on the Bike
800m run
70 KB swings
60 Box Jumps
50 Air Squat
400m run
30 Alternating KB snatch
20 Burpees
10 Pullups

Yoga at 7:15pm:
Yoga with Dai

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TUESDAY 

CrossFit:
Shoulder Press 1-1-1-1-1, using heaviest weight per set
Push Press 1-1-1-1-1, using heaviest weight per set
Push Jerk 1-1-1-1-1, using heaviest weight per set
- then -
5min partner AMRAP:
Partner A: Row/Bike for Calories
Partner B: Medicine Ball Clean (MBC) x 20
*Score is total Cals as a team
*Switch every 20 MBCs

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WEDNESDAY

CrossFit:
3 rounds for time of:
30 Kettle-bell Swings, 53/35 lbs
20 Triple Unders Run, 400 m

CrossFit Cardio:
Partner Interval
Row 10 x 500m each
Rest while partner rows

Pilates at 8:15am:
Pilates with Sarah

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THURSDAY

CrossFit:
“Skills Practice”
Double Unders
10min EMOM (Every min on the min)
15 Double unders or 5 attempts
- then -
"Tabata" - Bumper Plate Squat :
8 x 20 secs work/ 10 secs rest
Plate weight, 45/35 lbs

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FRIDAY

CrossFit:
“Skills Practice”
Snatch Practice
- Positioning practice
- Cycling practice
*LIGHT 75/55lb max
- then -
Weighted Ring Dip 3-3-3-3
Use the heaviest weight you can for each set.

CrossFit Cardio:
Team Workout:
Partner A: KB swing
Partner B: Assault Bike for Cal
*Switch every 30 KB Swings
*Score equals total Cals on the Bike

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Member of the Month for September 2017

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September’s Member of the month is Jon Lucas!

These articles just get harder and harder for me to write. There are so many people that I could justify to be member of the month. Thank you to everyone for all you have done to help make the community in the gym as outstanding as it is.

For this month it was easy to write about Jon, but first the Marines…

The Marine Corp is one of the most proud and honorable organizations in the world. Across the military branches (Air Force, Army, Navy…) marines have a little bit of a reputation as being arrogant, with just a tinge of a “we’re better than you, and tougher than you” attitude. They get away with it because they can back it up. When I graduated Ranger School, the honor grad in my class was a Marine Force Recon total stud and bad ass. But he didn’t win that award just for getting himself through school, it’s because he lead his platoon-mates to have the highest graduation percentage in the entire group. He cared more about everyone else more than himself. And all my old Army comrades are beside themselves with happiness lately, because now they get to role up their uniform sleeves…pretty sure the Marines made that “look” cool…I think the number of bicep curls in the Army went up about 1000% after they allowed that!    

I talk about the Marines, their reputation and characteristics because many of you that know Jon, know that he started training at Yeti Cave CrossFit in order to eventually join the Marine Corp. They told him to lose over 70lbs and he is well on his way. He is down around 50lbs so far and going strong. The desire to serve and the pride in our country that Jon has, will make him a great Marine, and his training at Yeti Cave CrossFit is helping him towards that goal, not just physically, but mentally as well.

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When Jon first joined the gym, there were times when you could see it in his face, doubt about the length of the road ahead, leading to his dreams. Especially as he realized it there’s no easy way to get where he wanted to be. But that it would be a daily challenge. Jon continues to stay with it, telling the doubting voice in his mind to “shut up”, and now tells himself that he CAN do it. We all have those same voices in our head. Jon’s struggle is not that different than each of ours. Jon’s daily choice to beat back those voices and strengthen his resolve serves as an inspiration for everyone.

At the beginning of Jon’s time in the gym, he had to learn how to regulate training and rest. He often wanted to workout 3-4 times a day. Once or twice he insisted on learning the hard way, that training that way doesn’t necessarily lead to faster progress when you become too sore to move the rest of the week. We shifted his mindset from thinking he had to train 4 times a day, to thinking that nutrition is the key. He understands that he needs to train hard 4-5 times a week and to treat each meal as his next training session. That way he’s getting 3 training sessions a day just by making better choices at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Jon has heart. Maybe one month into starting at he gym, he signed up to be on the Yeti and Sprinting Turtles, Tough Mudder team. He completed that entire event, completing obstacles he never thought we would. Making it up and down a MOUNTAIN, covering over 10miles! Mental super-win. That’s the kind of mental toughness that will serve him well in the Marine Corp.

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Jon has heart. He makes a point to support each person in the gym every day he’s there. He also makes a point to be friendly and just be their friend, helping make everyone in the gym feel welcomed. At the end of August, Jon helped me get about 500lbs of equipment and promotional material to CSU’s plaza on two different days. He stayed and helped man the booth for around 16 hours that week. Sharing his story with students and faculty, answering their questions about the gym, and encouraging them to pursue their health and wellness goals too. So many of the members helped me to execute that outreach plan, but Jon was certainly a crucial player in the event.

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Jon is one strong ass dude; these past couple of months he’s hit the “turbo-boost” mentally, as he is going harder, heavier, and longer in each workout at the gym. Tell him to keep it up when you see him, but you better be quick because he’s on a roll, and pretty soon we’re all going to be trying to keep up with him!

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Jon represents the Yeti Cave mottos “Win the Week,” and “Move More, Live More” well. Be sure to congratulate him on being September’s Member of the Month!

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