Monthly Archives: February 2017

02.28.2017

FullSizeRender-77Warm-up Drills I. Row 2:00 II. 6:00 Dynamic Warm-up High Knees Butt Kicks Shuffle Karaoke Hip Circles Walking Lunges III. Mobility "Posterior DOMS" Complete 4 rounds of the following movements. Each station will involve :45 work/:15 rest on the minute. :45 x Pull-ups Rest :15 :45 x Abmat Sit-ups Rest :15 :45 x Row (Meters) Rest :15 Notes: If you are feeling the effects of 17.1 focus on quality over quantity with today's movements. Post reps per movement to comments. Skill Development ROMWOD "Spot On"
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02.27.2017

PPvhLXD-CF Games Open: - REGISTER AND COMPETE ALONGSIDE YOUR COMRADES! Click HERE to register. - Those who registered please make sure to SUBMITE YOUR SCORES by 8pm on Monday (2/26) so that we can ensure SCORES ARE VALIDATED before the submission time cap. Warm-up Drills I. Row 2:00 II. Coaches' Choice III. Mobility "Workout 17.1" For time: 10 x Dumbell Snatch (50/35lbs) 15 x Burpee Box Jump-overs 20 x Dumbell Snatch (50/35lbs) 15 x Burpee Box Jump-overs 30 x Dumbell Snatch (50/35lbs) 15 x Burpee Box Jump-overs 40 x Dumbell Snatch (50/35lbs) 15 x Burpee Box Jump-overs 50 x Dumbell Snatch (50/35lbs) 15 x Burpee Box Jump-overs M: 50lb dumbbell and 24'' Box F: 35lb dumbbell and 20'' Box Time cap: 20 minutes Post reps completed or time completed to comments. Post scores to games.crossfit.com for validation if applicable. VARIATIONS: Rx’d: (Ages 16-54) Men use 50-lb. dumbbell and 24-in. box Women use 35-lb. dumbbell and 20-in. box Scaled: (Ages 16-54) Men use 35-lb. dumbbell and 20-in. box, step-ups OK Women use 20-lb. dumbbell and 20-in. box, step-ups OK Masters 55+: Men use 35-lb. dumbbell and 24-in. box, step-ups OK Women use 20-lb. dumbbell and 20-in. box, step-ups OK Scaled Masters 55+: Men use 20-lb. dumbbell and 20-in. box, step-ups OK Women use 10-lb. dumbbell and 20-in. box, step-ups OK NOTES:Prior to starting this workout, each athlete will need to create a long straight line on the floor and place their box on the center of that line. This workout begins with the dumbbell resting on the floor and the athlete standing tall. At the call of “3, 2, 1… go!” the athlete will reach down and begin the dumbbell snatches, alternating arms after each repetition. Once all reps are complete, they will move to the box and perform 15 burpee box jump-overs, then move back to the snatch, etc. In each round the number of repetitions of the snatch will increase. This workout ends when the feet land on the ground on the other side of the box on the final rep. Every second counts in this workout. The athlete’s score will be the time it takes to complete all 225 repetitions. Time will be recorded in full seconds. Do not round up. If the athlete finishes in 10:32.7, their score is 10:32. There is a 20-minute time cap. If they do not finish all 225 reps before the time cap, their score will be the number of reps completed. TIEBREAK If all 225 reps are completed before the time cap, there is no tiebreaker for this workout. If all 225 reps are NOT completed within the 20-minute time cap, your score will be the total number of reps completed, with ties being broken by the time of completion of your last full set of burpee box jump-overs. At the end of each set of burpee box jump-overs, time should be marked and recorded for score submission. In the case where two athletes have completed the same number of reps, the athlete with the lower tiebreak time will be ranked higher. Note: All tiebreak times must be reported in elapsed time, not in time remaining. If you are using a countdown timer, you must convert to elapsed time before reporting your score. For this reason, it is recommended you set your clock to count up. *A printable PDF of the 17.1 Workout and Scorecard may be found at the games.crossfit.com link HERE. **Full movement standards may be found HERE.  
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02.24.2017

IMG_0514Warm-up Drills I. Row 500m II. 2-3 rounds of :20 x Ring Support 10 x SDLHP (24/16) 10 x Walking Lunges Impact/Focus: Deadlift 5-5-5 (Wk7) Work through the following sets of Deadlift using the percentage based sets outlined below. To determine loads use 5-rep Deadlift established on 01.06.2017 linked HERE. 5 x 40% (warm-up) 5 x 55% (warm-up) 5 x 70% (warm-up) 3 x 5 reps (5-10 lbs more than previous week) Notes: Use your previously established Deadlift 5RM to determine loads for today. We will continue to stress the importance of all athletes keeping an accurate record of their numbers from the previous week. Whether this is through a notebook, mobile app, or the Triib software, please put forth the effort so that you can benefit the most this strength progression. 1-Rep Maximum/Percentage Calculator Post loads to comments. "Endemic Warfare" Complete as many rounds/reps as possible in 7:00 of 30 x Walking Lunges 12 x Ring Dips 8 x Slamball (40/20) Rest 2:00 Complete as many rounds/reps as possible in 5:00 of 20 x Walking Lunges 8 x Ring Dips 6 x Slamball (40/20) Post rounds/reps completed to comments.
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02.23.2017

Screen Shot 2017-02-22 at 11.48.00 PMTHE 2017 CROSSFIT OPEN BEGINS FEB 23!! REGISTER AND COMPETE ALONGSIDE YOUR COMRADES! Click HERE to register. Warm-up Drills I. Coach's Choice II. Mobility Impact/Focus: Push Press 5-5-5 (Wk6) Warm-up as needed (3 sets x 5 reps) before completing the following workload for Push Press. Push Press 5-5-5 @95% of 5RM Notes: Link to 5 rep maximum Push Press 01.11.2017 post HERE. Week 3 increases 5% from last weeks workload. Post loads to comments. "Tactical Thaw Therapy" For time 5 Rounds of 5 x Bar Muscle-ups 14 x DB Snatch (50/35lbs) Run 400m Notes: DB Snatch is 7 reps per arm, alternating right and left, each round. Scaling guidelines are 5 x Bar Muscle-ups = 7 x C2B Pull-ups = 10 x Chin-over-bar Pull-ups. Post scores to comments. Skill Development *See guidelines on whiteboard *Individual ROMWOD
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02.22.2017

IMG_0435THE 2017 CROSSFIT OPEN BEGINS FEB 23!! REGISTER AND COMPETE ALONGSIDE YOUR COMRADES! Click HERE to register. Warm-up Drills I. 2:00 Speed Rope Drills II. 6:00 Dynamic Mobility 25ft Duck Walk 25ft Crab Walk 25ft Bear Crawl 25ft Inchworms 25ft Spider Lunge 10 x Scorpion Stretch III. Mobility Impact/Focus: Turkish Get-ups Warm up as needed before completing the following workload for Turkish Get-ups. Turkish Get-up 5-4-3-2-1-1-1 Notes: Reps are consecutive per side for today's training. Athletes should plan to increase weight each set as possible. Post loads to comments. "Half GHD Annie" Complete 25-20-15-10-5 reps for time of Double unders GHD Sit-ups Post times to comments. Skill Development ROMWOD
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02.21.2017

Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 11.11.55 PMTHE 2017 CROSSFIT OPEN BEGINS FEB 23!! REGISTER AND COMPETE ALONGSIDE YOUR COMRADES! Click HERE to register. Warm-up Drills I. Coach's Choice II. Mobility Impact/Focus: Power Clean :75 Repeats Warm-up as needed before completing the following every :75 seconds for ten total repeat efforts. Every :75 execute 2 x Power Clean for the first five rounds (two reps per :75). Execute 1 x Power Clean for the final five round (one rep per :75). Athletes should plan to increase weights every 1-2 sets and prepare accordingly by staging necessary gear before the clock starts. Every :75 for 5 rounds: 2 x Power Clean Every :75 for 5 rounds: 1 x Power Clean Notes: Go heavy, but do it well. Today do not be afraid to fail. Get some, freaks. Post loads to comments. “Workout 15.5” 27-21-15-9 reps for time of Row (calories) Thrusters Men use 95 lb. Women use 65 lb. Notes: Reference linke from 03.30.2015 HERE. This workout begins seated on the rower with the monitor set to zero calories. At the call of “3-2-1 … go,” the athlete will grab the handle and begin rowing. Once you have rowed 27 calories you will move to the barbell for 27 thrusters, then back to the rower for the round of 21, and so forth. Each time you return to the rower you or your judge must reset the monitor to zero before rowing. Every second counts in this workout. Your score will be the time it takes to complete all 144 repetitions. There is no time cap for this workout. This workout ends when the final rep of the thruster is locked out overhead. Time will be recorded in full seconds. Do not round up. If you finish in 9:25.7, your score is 9:25. Skill Development *See guidelines on whiteboard
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02.20.2017

16807092_1308103282569001_2616534951436620494_nThank you to the RSS Manchester USMC Poolees for joining us on Saturday morning of their IST. Good luck in Parris Island! THE 2017 CROSSFIT OPEN BEGINS FEB 23!! REGISTER AND COMPETE ALONGSIDE YOUR COMRADES! Click HERE to register. Warm-up Drills I. Row 2:00 II. 2-3 rounds of 5 x Pull-ups (Deadhang) 10 x Hollow Rocks 15 x Air Squats (Wall Therapy) III. Mobility Impact/Focus: Pause Back Squat Warm-up as needed (3 sets x 3 reps) before completing the following workload for Back Squat. Back Squat 2-2-2-2-2 (25X1 Tempo) Notes: There should be no failed reps during today’s training. For more information on Tempo Training Click HERE. Post loads to comments. "Tricycle" Complete 4 rounds for Max Reps of the following 1:00 x Burpee Box Jumps (24/20) 1:00 x Toes-2-Bar 1:00 x Overhead Squat (115/75) 1:00 Rest Post total reps per movement to comments.
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02.17.2017

FullSizeRender-76THE 2017 CROSSFIT OPEN BEGINS FEB 23!! REGISTER AND COMPETE ALONGSIDE YOUR COMRADES! Click HERE to register. Warm-up Drills I. Row 500m II. 2-3 rounds of 10 x SDLHP (24/16) 10 x KB Swings 10 x Goblet Squats III. Mobility Impact/Focus: Deadlift 5-5-5 (Wk6) Work through the following sets of Deadlift using the percentage based sets outlined below. To determine loads use 5-rep Deadlift established on 01.06.2017 linked HERE. 5 x 40% (warm-up) 5 x 55% (warm-up) 5 x 70% (warm-up) 3 x 5 reps (5-10 lbs more than previous week) Notes: Use your previously established Deadlift 5RM to determine loads for today. We will continue to stress the importance of all athletes keeping an accurate record of their numbers from the previous week. Whether this is through a notebook, mobile app, or the Triib software, please put forth the effort so that you can benefit the most this strength progression. 1-Rep Maximum/Percentage Calculator Post loads to comments. "Vector Track" Complete for time 9 x Muscle-ups 25 x Wallball (20/14) 7 x Muscle-ups 25 x Wallball (20/14) 5 x Muscle-ups 25 x Wallball (20/14) Post times to comments.
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02.16.2017

2017openinfo_v5_sm "Man’s essential characteristic is his rational faculty. Man’s mind is his basic means of survival—his only means of gaining knowledge...  In order to sustain its life, every living species has to follow a certain course of action required by its nature. The action required to sustain human life is primarily intellectual: everything man needs has to be discovered by his mind and produced by his effort. Production is the application of reason to the problem of survival." --Ayn Rand, The Objectivist Ethics -A Wikipedia biographical link detailing this woman's life as a literary pioneer and deep philosophical thinker may be found HERE for your reading pleasure.     Warm-up Drills I. Coach's Choice II. Mobility "A Rep Loaf" Complete as many rounds/reps as possible in 20:00 of 7 x Handstand Push-ups 20 x Hang Power Clean (95/65lbs) 6 x Handstand Push-ups 30 x Slamball (40/20lbs) 5 x Handstand Push-ups 40 x GHD Sit-ups 4 x Handstand Push-ups 50 x Double-unders Post rounds/reps completed to comments. Skill Development: L-sit Complete 6 Rounds of L-sit holds. scaling the utilized apparatus (rings, paralettes, etc.) or movement (L-sit, Tuck, Mixed Seat, Plank, hollow holds, etc.) as needed. L-sit hold #1: single or cumulative effort to hold max time in position vs a 1:00 clock. Each subsequent L-sit effort (minimum of 5 sets) should represent half the total time of the 1:00 l-sit strength test. An example to help clarify... A CrossFitting ninja holds their first L-sit for :20 seconds. The ninja will rest as needed between their 5 sets of 10 second L-sit holds. Notes: For the first of a series of instructional videos from a highly respected and sought after CrossFit and Gymnastics Coach Carl Paoli see the Gymnastics WOD image link below. Any motivators that find themselves hungry to learn will pick up truly efficacious instruction regarding L-sit gymnastic static hold skill. Navigate with your internet machines via clicking the link below, which will bring you directly to the GymnasticsWOD.com video tutorial. Below the video athletes will find a comprehensive, organized series of videos which build on the knowledge and skill developed as athletes work through and follow along with the training directives and points of performance. The videos are short, concise, and powerful priming opportunities for any aspiring CrossFitter. I would like to make one quick note on terminology used: please consider the verbiage of 'L-sit' and 'L-seat' as conceptually the same when viewing Coach Paoli's skill development primers. I hope everyone enjoys the links and finds they picked up some exciting novel progressions to try out today... get some, freaks! GymnasticsWOD.com L-seat Part 1
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02.15.2017

309081_10150362791081390_690656389_8180620_207418284_nTHE 2017 CROSSFIT OPEN BEGINS FEB 23!! REGISTER AND COMPETE ALONGSIDE YOUR COMRADES! Click HERE to register. Warm-up Drills I. Speed Rope 2:00 II. 2 rounds of 9 Fundamentals x 5 reps each III. Mobility Impact/Focus #1: Push Press 5-5-5 (Wk5) Warm-up as needed (3 sets x 5 reps) before completing the following workload for Push Press. Push Press 5-5-5 @92.5% of 5RM Notes: Link to 5 rep maximum Push Press 01.11.2017 post HERE. Week 3 increases 5% from last weeks workload. Post loads to comments. Impact/Focus #2: Back Squat Prepare for Glory! Post loads to comments. Skill Development ROMWOD: "A New York Minute"
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02.14.2017

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The CFNH Crew this past weekend at the Heart & Swole Competition!

Warm-up Drills I. Coach's Choice II. Mobility Impact/Focus: Snatch EMOTM Warm-up as needed before completing the following EMOTM. Every :90 execute 2 x Snatch (i.e., Squat Snatch) for the first six rounds (two reps per :90). Execute 1 x Snatch (i.e., Squat Snatch) for the final four rounds every ninety seconds (one rep per :90). Athletes should plan to increase weights every 1-2 sets and prepare accordingly by staging necessary gear before the clock starts. Every :90 for 6 rounds: 2 x Snatch Every :90 for 4 rounds: 1 x Snatch Post loads to comments.     "Valentines Day Massacre 2017" Fighting against a 15:00 time cap attempt to complete the following for time: 21-15-9 reps of Pull-ups Box Jumps (24/20'') American KB Swings (32/24kg) Row x kcal Post scores to comments.
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You can't hide behind the lens forever...

Skill Development *See guidelines on whiteboard
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02.13.2017

bustedtees.47120096-0130-4f26-929b-35bf4f30 CFNH IS OPEN FOR OUR PM HOURS TODAY: 4, 5 and 6pm are ON... Drive safe if you decide to come get some, freaks! Warm-up I. Coach's Choice II. Mobility
"Curtailed Mayhem" Complete as many rounds as possible in 4:00 of 4 x Push/Split Jerk (155/105lbs) 6 x Burpees 8 x Air Squats Rest 1 minute. Repeat for a total of 4 cycles. Notes: There are 18 reps per round thus each rep is scored as one point. Track rounds and reps along the way and at the summation of the training evolution calculate a composite score that shows a total rep count combining all four 4:00 minute AMRAP scores. … One number, total reps, get some, freaks. Post scores to comments.
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02.10.2017

IMG_0298ANNOUNCEMENTS: – This Saturday (2/11) there will be no Open Gym. We have 8 athletes competing in the Heart & Swole partner competition at CrossFit Tuff in Nashua. Come down and support them! THE 2017 CROSSFIT OPEN BEGINS FEB 23!! REGISTER AND COMPETE ALONGSIDE YOUR COMRADES! Click HERE to register. Warm-up Drills I. Row 2:00 II. 2-3 rounds of :20 Armbar Stretch 10 x KB Swings 10 x Hollow Rocks III. Mobility Impact/Focus: Deadlift 5-5-5 (Wk5) Work through the following sets of Deadlift using the percentage based sets outlined below. To determine loads use 5-rep Deadlift established on 01.06.2017 linked HERE. 5 x 40% (warm-up) 5 x 50% (warm-up) 5 x 60% (warm-up) 3 x 5 reps (5-10 lbs more than previous week) Notes: Use your previously established Deadlift 5RM to determine loads for today. We will continue to stress the importance of all athletes keeping an accurate record of their numbers from the previous week. Whether this is through a notebook, mobile app, or the Triib software, please put forth the effort so that you can benefit the most this strength progression. 1-Rep Maximum/Percentage Calculator Post loads to comments. "Post Niko" Complete 5 rounds for time of 10 x Power Snatch (95/65) 10 x Toes-2-Bar 20 x Russian Twist (40/20) Post times to comments.
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Weather Advisory

Screen Shot 2017-02-09 at 10.02.58 AMCrossFit New Hampshire has curtailed our hours of operation due to the inclement weather. There will be no classes for the rest of the day. Stay safe, freaks!
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02.08.2017

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Jess lifting kegs at a Strongman Seminar this past weekend; Yesssss!

  ANNOUNCEMENTS: – This Saturday (2/11) there will be no Open Gym. We have 8 athletes competing in the Heart & Swole partner competition at CrossFit Tuff in Nashua. Come down and support them! THE 2017 CROSSFIT OPEN BEGINS FEB 23!! REGISTER AND COMPETE ALONGSIDE YOUR COMRADES! Click HERE to register. Warm-up Drills I. Coach's Choice II. Mobility “The Chief” Complete as many rounds as possible in 3:00 of 3 x Power cleans (135/95lbs) 6 x Push-ups 9 x Air Squats Rest 1 minute. Repeat for a total of 5 cycles. Notes: There are 18 reps per round thus each rep is scored as one point. Track rounds and reps along the way and at the summation of the training evolution calculate a composite score that shows a total rep count combining all five 3 minute AMRAP scores. ... One number, total reps, get some, freaks. Post scores to comments.
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02.08.2017

16649128_1298650880180908_5998699041715675904_nANNOUNCEMENTS: – This Saturday (2/11) there will be no Open Gym. We have 8 athletes competing in the Heart & Swole partner competition at CrossFit Tuff in Nashua. Come down and support them! THE 2017 CROSSFIT OPEN BEGINS FEB 23!! REGISTER AND COMPETE ALONGSIDE YOUR COMRADES! Click HERE to register. Warm-up Drills I. Row 2:00 II. Coaches Choice III. Mobility Impact/Focus #1: Push Press 5-5-5 (Wk4) Warm-up as needed (3 sets x 5 reps) before completing the following workload for Push Press. Push Press 5-5-5 @90%5RM Notes: Link to 5 rep maximum Push Press 01.11.2017 post HERE. Week 3 increases 5% from last weeks workload. Post loads to comments. "Wicker Basket" Complete for time 50-40-30-20-10 x Double unders **25ft Overhead Walking Lunges (50/35) Notes: This workout will have a 10:00 cap. In between the sets of double under, athletes will complete 25ft of Overhead Walking Lunges using dumbbells. Post times to comments. Skill Development: ROMWOD Post impressions to comments.
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02.07.2017

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D-rizzle repping at Strongman this past weekend... Get some, SMFIH!

  “No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.”--Socrates ANNOUNCEMENTS: – Our February On-Ramp class begins Tuesday Feb 7th at 6pm. Tell your friends! THE 2017 CROSSFIT OPEN BEGINS FEB 23!! REGISTER AND COMPETE ALONGSIDE YOUR COMRADES! Click HERE to register.     Warm-up Drills I. Coach's Choice II. Barbell Warm-up 2 rounds of 5 x Deadlift 5 x Barbell Row 5 x Push Press 5 x Clean III. Mobility Impact/Focus: Clean EMOTM Warm-up as needed before completing the following EMOTM. Every minute on the minute for 12:00 execute 2 x Clean (i.e., Squat Clean) for the first six minutes (two reps per minute). Execute 1 x Clean (i.e., Squat Clean) for the final six minutes (one rep per minute).  Athletes should plan to increase weights every 1-2 sets and prepare accordingly by staging necessary gear before the clock starts. EMOTM x 6 minutes: 2 x Clean EMOTM x 6 minutes: 1 x Clean Post loads to comments. "Hailstone Helen" 3 Rounds for time of Row 500m 12 x American KB Swings (32/24kg) 21 x GHD Sit-ups Post scores to comments. Skill Development *See Weekly Skill Work Whiteboard.
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02.06.2017

16406942_1532422060137878_3749586023624994940_nANNOUNCEMENTS: – Our February On-Ramp class begins Tuesday Feb 7th at 6pm. Tell your friends! THE 2017 CROSSFIT OPEN BEGINS FEB 23!! REGISTER AND COMPETE ALONGSIDE YOUR COMRADES! Click HERE to register. Warm-up Drills I. Row 2:00 II. 2-3 rounds of 5 x Pull-ups (Deadhang) 10 x Hollow Rocks 15 x Air Squats (Wall Therapy) III. Mobility Impact/Focus: Pause Back Squat Warm-up as needed (3 sets x 3 reps) before completing the following workload for Back Squat. Back Squat 5-5-5-5 (22X1 Tempo) Notes: There should be no failed reps during today’s training. For more information on Tempo Training Click HERE. Post loads to comments. "Beasts of the East" Complete 15-12-9-6-3 reps for time of Handstand Push-ups Pull-ups Burpees Notes: Here are two descriptive quotes to assist athletes with establishing a mental concept foundation for learning and developing their kipping Pull-up technique. "The kipping pull-up is a little more sophisticated than the deadhang pull-up. Done correctly, it involves a hip snap that radiates up the spine and into the arms, effectively lifting the body with minimal upper body pulling."--John Sifferman "Kipping is whole-body, athletic, and demands coordination and agility. It is plyometric, requires flexibility of the shoulders, allows for rapid cycle time, and in totality represents an essential, unique, and powerful core to extremity motor recruitment pattern."--Greg Glassman founder of CrossFit Post times to comments.
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02.03.2017

IMG_0200ANNOUNCEMENTS: – Our February On-Ramp class begins Tuesday Feb 7th at 6pm. Tell your friends! THE 2017 CROSSFIT OPEN BEGINS FEB 23!! REGISTER AND COMPETE ALONGSIDE YOUR COMRADES! Click HERE to register. Warm-up Drills I. Row 500m II. 2-3 rounds of 7 x Hindu Push-ups 7 x KB Swings 7 x SDLHP III. Mobility Impact/Focus: Deadlift 5-5-5 (Wk4) Work through the following sets of Deadlift using the percentage based sets outlined below. To determine loads use 5-rep Deadlift established on 01.06.2017 linked HERE. 5 x 40% (warm-up) 5 x 50% (warm-up) 5 x 60% (warm-up) 3 x 5 reps (5-10 lbs more than previous week) Notes: Use your previously established Deadlift 5RM to determine loads for today. We will continue to stress the importance of all athletes keeping an accurate record of their numbers from the previous week. Whether this is through a notebook, mobile app, or the Triib software, please put forth the effort so that you can benefit the most this strength progression. 1-Rep Maximum/Percentage Calculator Post loads to comments. "No and Then" Complete as many rounds/reps as possible in 7 minutes of 10 x Hang Power Cleans (95/65) 10 x Box Jumps (24/20) Rest 2:00 Complete as many reps as possible in 3:00 of Thrusters (95/65) Post rounds/reps completed and total thrusters to comments.
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02.02.2016

IMG_7039ANNOUNCEMENTS: – Our February On-Ramp class begins Tuesday Feb 7th at 6pm. Tell your friends! THE 2017 CROSSFIT OPEN BEGINS FEB 23!! REGISTER AND COMPETE ALONGSIDE YOUR COMRADES! Click HERE to register. Warm-up Drills I. Run Indoors II. 2-3 rounds of 5 x Snatch Grip Deadlift 5 x Power Snatch 5 x Overhead Squat 5 x Klokov Press III. Mobility Impact/Focus: Snatch Warm up as needed (3 sets x 3 reps) before completing the following workload of Snatch. Percentages should be based of 1RM Snatch. 3 sets × 2 reps @ 80% 3 sets × 2 reps @ 85% Notes: Compare scores to 01.23.2017. Post loads to comments. "Mid-Liaison" Complete 6 rounds of (:30 work/:20 rest) for max reps of Pull-ups Slamball (40/20) Push-ups GHD Sit-ups Post total reps per movement to comments.
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Brenna

IMG_7077Before I began my CrossFit journey I was your typical Planet Fitness member; I’d go to the gym a few times a week to run on the treadmill and use the circuit weights. I was content with my body, but I never thought of myself as strong or in great shape. In January 2013, at the request of my good friend Lauren, I signed up for my On-Ramp class. Although I was a little intimidated to attend, after that first class I was hooked and have never looked back! I initially was only going three to four times a week due to work, but in November 2014, I switched to mornings classes and it became my daily routine. Monday through Friday at 6 a.m., I was there; ready to take on the daily WOD. I felt myself getting stronger and faster everyday….then in August 2015 I found out my husband and I were expecting our first child. FullSizeRender (6)I immediately became nervous about weight gain, fatigue, loss of strength and endurance. Although doctors recommend not lifting over 25lbs during pregnancy, I continued with my CrossFit training after consulting with my midwife, and she agreed a healthy mom equals a healthy baby. Since I had been CrossFitting for over a year she encouraged I keep doing so. Yes, there were things I had to modify as time went on, but I personally never felt stronger! My coaches and 6 a.m. family supported me every day! I only gained 19lbs, which I attribute to RXing workouts and PRing movements that I continued until the day I gave birth (four days past my due date I showed up to my 6 a.m. class and had my son 8 hours later!).  I truly feel that keeping up my training helped me avoid many pregnancy symptoms and helped me keep the strength and endurance I needed to have a quick, natural birth to a handsome 7lb 9oz son. After 6 weeks I got the okay to return to the gym. Post-pregnancy I have lost my baby weight, but am scaling workouts and lifting less weight. At first I had a little pity party with myself because I thought I would bounce back much faster than I have, as I’m an extremely competitive person, but I have found a new drive and motivation to slowly get myself back to where I use to be. 13445249_1084235078289157_2407258928708497166_nWithout CrossFit New Hampshire, and the coaches and friends I have made there, I know my pregnancy would have been much different and many of these things would not have been possible. I am so grateful for this support system and I know they will be right by my side during my new training journey.
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