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05.22.2015

IMG_8856Congratulations to our May on-ramp graduates Meghan (Sarah), Rebecca, Jen, Marion, Courtney, Chris, Bob (not pictured), and Bob (not pictured). Please welcome them to our community as they begin regular classes!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Our 7th Annual running and honoring of “Murph” this Monday (5/25 Memorial Day) will have heats starting at 10am and 11am sharp. Arrive 15-20 minutes prior for individual warmup, stretch, etc.. Don’t forget to wear your Red, White and Blue!

Warm-up Drills
I. Row 2:00
II. 2-3 rounds of
5 x KB Deadlifts (24/16)
5 x SDLHP
5 x KB Swings
III. Mobility

Impact/Focus: Deadlift 1RM
Warm up with 3 sets x 5 reps each before working up to a new 1RM Deadlift.

Deadlift 1-1-1-1-1

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“Midline Recon”
3 rounds for total points of
Walking Lunges (24/16)
Sledgehammer Strikes (Alt L/R)
Sumo Deadlift High Pull (24/16)
Russian Twists

Notes: In this workout you move from each of four stations after a minute. The clock does not reset or stop between exercises. This is a four-minute round from which a one-minute break is allowed before repeating. After each minute of work elapses athletes must move to next station immediately. One point is given for each rep.

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05.21.2015

IMG_8847UPCOMING EVENTS:
-Monday May 25th: Memorial Day “Murph” (10 & 11am Heats)
-Saturday June 20th: AWF Nationals
-Saturday June 27th: CFNH In-House Competition
-Saturday July 18th: Helen for the Homeless Fundraiser (More details to come)
-Saturday August 22nd: Virtual WOD to End Veteran Suicide

Warm-up Drills
I. Dynamic Warm-up:
Jog -> Run
High Knees
Shuffle
Grape Vine
Pike Walk
Tumbling
Etc…
II. Mobility

Impact/Focus: Handstand Push-ups 5-5-5-5-5
Complete one of the following workloads based on your current progression for Handstand Push-ups. Repetitions are to be completed with strict range of motion.

I. Deficit Handstand Push-ups 5-5-5-5-5
II. Handstand Push-ups (Strict) 5-5-5-5-5
III. Handstand Push-ups (Kipping) 5-5-5-5-5
IV. Negative Handstand Push-ups 5-5-5-5-5

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“Octane Boost”
Complete the following for time:
Run 200m
25 x Thrusters (95/65lbs)
25 x Ring Push-ups
Run 200m
20 x Thrusters (95/65lbs)
20 x Ring Push-ups
Run 200m
15 x Thrusters (95/65lbs)
15 x Ring Push-ups
Run 200m
10 x Thrusters (95/65lbs)
10 x Ring Push-ups

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05.20.2015

FullSizeRender-7UPCOMING EVENTS:
-Monday May 25th: Memorial Day “Murph” (10 & 11am Heats)
-Saturday June 20th: AWF Nationals
-Saturday June 27th: CFNH In-House Competition
-Saturday July 18th: Helen for the Homeless Fundraiser (More details to come)
-Saturday August 22nd: Virtual WOD to End Veteran Suicide

Warm-up Drills
I. Run 400m
II. 9 Fundamentals x 5 reps each
III. Mobility

Impact/Focus #1: Press 1RM
Warm up with 3 sets x 5 reps each before working up to a new 1RM Press.

Press 1-1-1-1-1

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Impact/Focus #2: Snatch
Warm up as needed before completing the workload below.

Snatch 3-3-3-3-3

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WOD
5-10:00 Metabolic Conditioning

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05.19.2015

IMG_0880UPCOMING EVENTS:
-Monday May 25th: Memorial Day “Murph” (10 & 11am Heats)
-Saturday June 20th: AWF Nationals
-Saturday June 27th: CFNH In-House Competition
-Saturday July 18th: Helen for the Homeless Fundraiser (More details to come)
-Saturday August 22nd: Virtual WOD to End Veteran Suicide

Warm-up Drills
I. Row 750m
II. 2-3 rounds of
:15 Handstand Hold
7 x Push-ups
7 x Hollow Rocks
III. Mobility

Impact/Focus: American KB Swings
5 Rounds of
Every 2:00 Complete 20 x Unbroken American KB Swings

Notes: Increase weight each round as current fitness levels permit.

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“Annie”
For time
50-40-30-20-10 reps of
Double-unders
Abmat Sit-ups (anchored)

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Skill Development
Dedicate 8-10:00 after training today to working with your comrades on foam rolling, lacrosse ball mashing, kb mashing, etc… It always feels better to suffer together rather than alone. We would like each of our athletes to have the goal of working through 1-2 basic mobility drills that address a specific movement issue and/or areas where nagging soreness, tightness may be limiting performance.

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Goat work. Slay them.

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05.18.2015

IMG_8761Roberto trying to keep up with the Amoskeag U-19 Rugby Team.

Upcoming Events: Monday May 25th: Memorial Day “Murph” (10 & 11am Heats)
Saturday June 20th: AWF Nationals
Saturday June 27th: CFNH In-House Competition
Saturday July 18th: Helen for the Homeless Fundraiser (More details to come)

Warm-up Drills
I. Run 400m
II. 6:00 AMRAP of
5 x Pull-ups
7 x Push-ups (CFGS)
10 x Medicine Ball Cleans (40/20)
III. Mobility

Impact/Focus: Back Squat 1RM
Warm up with 3 sets x 5 reps each before working up to a new 1RM Back Squat.

Back Squat 1-1-1-1-1

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“Hot Plate”
Complete as many rounds/reps as possible in 8:00 of
5 x Power Cleans (155/115)
10 x Lateral Burpees (Over Bar)

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05.15.2015

1Upcoming Events: Monday May 25th: Memorial Day “Murph”
Saturday June 27th: CFNH In-House Competition
Saturday July 18th: Helen for the Homeless Fundraiser (More details to come)

Warm-up Drills
I. Run 400m
II. 2-3 Rounds of
7 x KB Swings (24/16)
7 x Push-ups (CFGS)
7 x Hollow Rocks
III. Mobility

Impact/Focus: Deadlift Doubles
Warm up with 3 sets x 5 reps before completing the workload below.

Deadlift 2-2-2-2-2

Notes: Today the focus will be on proper setup and positioning of the Deadlift. Athletes should prepare to test a 1-rep max next week.

“Karen Gets The Runs”
Complete the following for time
150 x Wallball (20/14lbs)

Notes: Every time the wallball hits the deck complete a 200m Run. Complete this WOD in as few unbroken sets of Wallball as possible.

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05.14.2015

FullSizeRender-6Upcoming Events: Monday May 25th: Memorial Day “Murph”
Saturday June 27th: CFNH In-House Competition
Saturday July 18th: Helen for the Homeless Fundraiser (More details to come)

Warm-up Drills
I. Run 400m
II. 2-3 rounds of
:15 x Ring Support
5 x Ring Rows
10 x Overhead Squats (45lbs/PVC)
III. Mobility

Impact/Focus: Muscle-up
Today’s focus will be on various levels of progressions for the muscle-up. We will be reviewing the proper muscle up transition and allow athletes to apply it to their daily training.

Working towards muscle-up:
I. False Grip Review/Muscle-up Transition x 15 reps
II. Muscle-up Negatives x 3×3 reps
IIIa. Deadhang Pull-ups 5-5-5
IIIb. String Ring Dips 5-5-5

Muscle-up Practice
I. Strict Muscle-up 2-2-2-2-2
II. Muscle-up (Competition Grip) 5 sets x 3+ reps each

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“Spring Dilapidation”
Complete for time against an 8:00 clock
21-15-9 reps of
Overhead Squat (75/55)
Burpees

Rest 3:00

Complete for time against an 8:00 clock
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps of
Power Snatch (75/55)
Toes-2-Bar

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05.13.2015

10984113_842020772510590_2015952178846286295_nUpcoming Events: Monday May 25th: Memorial Day “Murph”
Saturday June 27th: CFNH In-House Competition
Saturday July 18th: Helen for the Homeless Fundraiser (More details to come)

Warm-up Drills
I. Run 400m
II. 6:00 Dynamic Warm-up
25ft Duck Walk
25ft Crab Walk
25ft Bear Crawl
25ft Inchworms
25ft Lateral Lunges
III. Mobility

Impact/Focus #1: Hang Clean
Warm up as needed (3 sets x 3 reps) before working to a heavy 2-rep Hang Clean.

Hang Clean (above knee) 2-2-2-2-2

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Impact/Focus #2: Press
Warm up with 3 sets x 5 reps before completing the workload below.

Press 5-5-3-3-3

Notes: Today the focus will be on proper setup and positioning of the press. Athletes should prepare to test a 1-rep max next week during our baseline testing week.

Impact/Focus #3: Posterior Chain
Athletes will complete the sets/reps based on their current level of progression.
Ia. Back Extensions 3×10
Ib. Glute Ham Raises 3×5
II. Back Extensions 3×15
III. Good Mornings 3×10

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05.12.2015

11628_856053251107342_3570823662761659118_nUpcoming Events: Monday May 25th: Memorial Day “Murph”
Saturday June 27th: CFNH In-House Competition
Saturday July 18th: Helen for the Homeless Fundraiser (More details to come)

Warm-up Drills
I. Speed Rope 2:00
II. 2-3 rounds of
7 x Push-ups (CFGS)
7 x Hollow Rocks
7 x Superman Rocks
III. Mobility

Impact/Focus: Black Lung II
Choose one of the three options
A. 3 Rounds of Row 1000m x 2:00 Rest
B. 5 Rounds of Row 500m x 1:00 Rest
C. 12 Rounds of :30 x Max Distance x :20 Rest

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“Desiccation”
Complete 4 rounds for time of
12 x Ring Push-ups
21 x GHD Sit-ups
50 x Double unders

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05.11.2015

11096495_857890100923657_7414114179119687452_nUpcoming Events: Monday May 25th: Memorial Day “Murph”
Saturday June 27th: CFNH In-House Competition
Saturday July 18th: Helen for the Homeless Fundraiser (More details to come)

Warm-up Drills
I. Run 400m
II. 6:00 AMRAP of
:15 x Handstand Hold
5 x Pull-ups (CFGS)
10 x Air Squats (Wall Therapy)
III. Mobility

Impact/Focus: Back Squat
Warm-up with 3 sets x 3 reps before working up to a heavy 2-rep Back Squat.

Back Squat 2-2-2-2-2-2

Notes: Today athletes should be focusing on ideal range of motion and technique under heavy load in preparation for next week’s 1-rep max back squat test.

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“Mary”
Complete as many rounds/reps as possible in 20:00 of
5 x Handstand Push-ups
10 x Pistols (Alt L/R)
15 x Pull-ups

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05.08.2015

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Warm-up Drills
I. Row 500m
II. 2 Rounds for quality of
10 x Suitcase Deadlift
25ft Waiter Walk
KB Armbar Stretch (Right)
KB Armbar Stretch (Left)
III. Mobility

Notes: Athletes should be selecting 24/16kg KB’s for the warm-up movements shown above.

 

Impact/Focus: Deadlift 3RM
Warm up with 3 sets x 5 reps each before working up to a new 3RM Deadlift PR (personal record).

Deadlift 3-3-3-3-3RM

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“No Hulling”
Three Rounds of
Row 500m vs. a 6:00 Running Clock
In the time remaining complete AMRAP of
7 x Burpees
7 x Medicine Ball Cleans (20/14lbs)
Rest 1:00

Notes: Work through 3 Rounds of 6:00 on x 1:00 rest. After rowing each 500m distance athletes will be attempting to complete as many rounds/reps as possible in the remaining time. After each 6:00 AMRAP there will be a 1:00 recovery/transition period prior for athletes to record scores and hurry back to their boat.

Post times for rowing intervals and rounds/reps completed to comments.

Skill Development
Dedicate 8-10:00 after training today to working with your comrades on foam rolling, lacrosse ball mashing, kb mashing, etc… It always feels better to suffer together rather than alone. We would like each of our athletes to have the goal of working through 1-2 basic mobility drills that address a specific movement issue and/or areas where nagging soreness, tightness may be limiting performance.

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05.07.2015

11025664_869709186408415_1364801478127577054_nUpcoming Events: Monday May 25th: Memorial Day “Murph”
Saturday June 27th: CFNH In-House Competition
Saturday July 18th: Helen for the Homeless Fundraiser (More details to come)

Warm-up Drills
I. Speed Rope 2:00
II. 2-3 rounds of
7 x KB Swings (24/16)
7 x Overhead Squats (45lbs/PVC)
III. Mobility

“Semi-Regional Tres”
For time
Run 1 mile
50 x Overhead Squats (95/65lbs)
50 x Toes-2-Bar
150 x Double unders
50 x “American” KB Swings (24/16kg)
25 x Box Jumps (24/20”)

Notes: There will be a 30 minute cut-off time for this training evolution. Get some, freaks.

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Skill Development
CFNE Bulletproof Shoulders: Video Demo HERE

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05.06.2015

11173314_869709503075050_3747657878547033211_nUpcoming Events: Monday May 25th: Memorial Day “Murph”
Saturday June 27th: CFNH In-House Competition
Saturday July 18th: Helen for the Homeless Fundraiser (More details to come)

Warm-up Drills
I. 6:00 Dynamic Warm-up
Jog -> Run
High Knees
Shuffle
Grape Vine
Pike Walk
Tumbling
Etc…
II. Mobility

Impact/Focus #1: Power Clean
Warm up as needed (3 sets x 5 reps) before completing the following workload.

Power Clean 1-1-1-1-1

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Impact/Focus #2: Push Jerk
After movement review/warm-up complete the following workload.

Push Jerk 3-3-3-3-3 (:03 pause in “Dip” position)

Notes: During today’s push jerk the pause is ensuring the athlete is in the proper vertical position before completing the rep. Quality is the main focus today.

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Impact/Focus #3: Bench Press
Warm up with 3 sets x 5 reps before completing the following workload.

Bench Press 3-3-3-3-3

Notes: New athletes will have a movement/points of performance review before completing 5 sets x 5 reps.

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05.05.2015

11168080_869709666408367_2108451552575358192_nAnnouncements: Our May on-ramp begins Tuesday May 5th at 6:00pm.

Upcoming Events: Monday May 25th: Memorial Day “Murph”
Saturday June 27th: CFNH In-House Competition

Warm-up Drills
I. Run 400m
II. 2-3 rounds of
:15 Handstand Hold
7 x Push-ups
7 x Hollow Rocks
III. Mobility

Impact/Focus: Handstand Development
Against a 15:00 clock, athletes will be working on various handstand skills. This includes but is not limited to the following.

Handstand Hold
Shoulder Shrugs
Shoulder Taps
Handstand Walks

“Maximum Thrust”
Complete as many rounds/reps as possible in 13:00 of
Run 200m
10 x DB Thrusters (50/35)
20 x GHD/Abmat Sit-ups

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05.04.2015

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Congratulations to G (Gerry) for completing his Level 1 course this past weekend at Reebok CrossFit One.

Announcements: Our May on-ramp begins Tuesday May 5th at 6:00pm.

Upcoming Events: Monday May 25th: Memorial Day “Murph”
Saturday June 27th: CFNH In-House Competition

Warm-up Drills
I. Run 400m
II. 6:00 AMRAP of
5 x Pull-ups
10 x Push-ups (CFGS)
15 x Air Squats (Wall Therapy)
III. Mobility

Impact/Focus: Back Squat
Warm up using 3 sets x 5 reps before completing the following workload based of your current 5RM.

Back Squat 3-3-3-3 (95% of 5RM)

Notes: Today we will be using percentages from your Back Squat 5RM set on 04.06.2015.

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“Amanda”
9-7-5 reps for time of
Muscle-ups
Snatch (135/95)

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05.01.2015

11178280_869709083075092_1647302147062656991_nAnnouncements: Our May on-ramp begins Tuesday May 5th at 6:00pm.

Upcoming Events: Monday May 25th: Memorial Day “Murph”
Saturday June 27th: CFNH In-House Competition

Warm-up Drills
I. 8:00 Dodgeball
II. Mobility

Impact/Focus: Turkish Get-ups
Warm up as needed before completing the following workload. Increase weights with each set.

Turkish Get-up 3-3-2-2-1-1

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“Banshee”
Complete 5 rounds for time of
5 x Power Cleans (155/105)
10 x Pull-ups

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Skill Development
Ab Circuit

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04.30.2015

Screenshot952015-04-29-10-06-50-1Announcements: Our May on-ramp begins Tuesday May 5th at 6:00pm.

Upcoming Events: Monday May 25th: Memorial Day “Murph”
Saturday June 27th: CFNH In-House Competition

Warm-up Drills
I. Run 800m
II. Mobility

“Filthy Fifty”
For time:
50 x Box Jumps (24/20)
50 x Jumping Pull-ups
50 x KB Swings (24/16)
50 x Walking Lunges
50 x Knees-to-elbows
50 x Push press (45/35)
50 x Back Extensions
50 x Wallballs (20/14)
50 x Burpees
50 x Double unders

Notes: Athletes with less than 3 months experience will complete the “Dirty Thirty” version of this workout. Get some freaks.

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Skill Development
GOAT Work

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04.29.2015

11169208_592541540848151_5443723745278556653_nCongratulations to Steve and Coach Randi on getting married this past weekend! Enjoy your honeymoon and we look forward to having you both back soon.

Announcements: Our May on-ramp begins Tuesday May 5th at 6:00pm.

Warm-up Drills
I. Row 2:00
II. 6:00 Dynamic Warm-up
25ft Duck Walk
25ft Crab Walk
25ft Bear Crawl
25ft Inchworms
25ft Lateral Lunges
III. Mobility

Impact/Focus #1: Power Snatch
Warm up as needed before completing the following workload. We will be using percentages based of your heavy 1-rep power snatch from 04.22.2015.

Power Snatch 3-3-3-3 (70-80%)

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Impact/Focus #2: Front Squat
Against 15:00 clock, warm up with 3 sets x 5 reps before working through the following workload.

Front Squat 5-4-3-2-1-1-1

Notes: Athletes will have 3 attempts for a maximum load front squat for today.

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WOD
5-10:00 Metabolic Conditioning

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04.28.2015

11083609_856052297774104_638456359983399742_nToday is Steve’s (Sassy Jr.) last day at CFNH before leaving for officer training at Quantico, VA. It has been great having him as part of our community for the past year. We want to wish him good luck and we’ll see him when he comes home. We know he’ll do great things for the USMC.

Announcements: Our May on-ramp begins Tuesday May 5th at 6:00pm.

Warm-up Drills
I. Speed Rope 2:00
II. 2-3 rounds of
5 x Power Cleans (45lbs)
5 x Front Squat
5 x Press
5 x Push Press
III. Mobility

Impact/Focus: Clean Complex
Following movement review, attempt to lift the most weight in the following clean complex.

Hang Power Clean + Hang Clean + Push Jerk

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“Steve’s Last Day”
Complete the following for time
Run 400m
30 x Plyo Push-ups
30 x Ring Rows
Run 400m
15 x Plyo Push-ups
15 x Ring Rows
15 x Plyo Push-ups
15 x Ring Rows
Run 400m
10 x Plyo Push-ups
10 x Ring Rows
10 x Plyo Push-ups
10 x Ring Rows
10 x Plyo Push-ups
10 x Ring Rows

Notes: Set up the rings at a height even with a Box or stack of bumpers so that the torso/body is parallel to the deck at the top of the Ring Row. Quality range of motion is critical for each repetition to count. We will again remind all of our athletes: Time is relative to the quality each athlete is willing to put into their movements during training. Get some.

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Skill Development
Tabata x Abmat Sit-ups

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04.27.2015

11159545_869709943075006_2584603999570741081_nAnnouncements: Our May on-ramp begins Tuesday May 5th at 6:00pm.

Warm-up Drills
I. Run 400m
II. 6:00 AMRAP of
5 x Pull-ups (Deadhang)
10 x Push-ups (CFGS)
15 x Air Squats (Wall Therapy)
III. Mobility

Impact/Focus: Back Squat
Warm up using 3 sets x 5 reps before completing the following workload based of your current 5RM.

Back Squat 5-5-5 (90% of 5RM)

Notes: Today we will be using percentages from your Back Squat 5RM set on 04.06.2015.

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“2015 Master’s Qualifier Event 4″
21-15-9 reps of
Deadlift (225/155)
Box Jumps (24/20)
Handstand Push-ups

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04.24.2015

IMG_7884Introducing the graduates of the April on-ramp class. Please welcome Thomas, Christin, Ann, Heidi, Raul, Holly, and Matt (not pictured) to the community. They’ll be slaying along side you from now on!

Announcements: Bring a Friend/Free Intro WOD will be this Saturday April 25th at 10:00am. Open gym will run 9-10am.

Our May on-ramp begins Tuesday May 5th at 6:00pm.

Warm-up Drills
I. Run 400m
II. 6:00 Dynamic Warm-up
25ft Duck Walk (PVC Overhead)
25ft Bear Crawl
25ft Spider Lunges
10 x Leg Swings
10 x Scorpion Stretch
III. Mobility

Impact/Focus: Overhead Squat
Warm up as needed before completing the workload below.

Overhead Squat 2-2-2-2-2 (Tempo 32X1)

Notes: Tempo Description HERE

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“Spectre”
Complete as many rounds/reps as possible in 6:00 of
10 x Pistols (5L/5R)
10 x Toes-2-Bar
Rest 2:00
Complete as many rounds/reps as possible in 6:00 of
10 x Wallball (20/14)
100ft x Bear Crawl

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