Tagged as: deadlift

No Mirrors

Aren’t you glad you don’t work out in a commercial gym. To one side you have the meat heads at the dumbell racks. And to the other the ladies all on the treadmill burning their calories away.

I was asked the other day why we didn’t have any mirrors in our gym. At first I was taken back by the comment, it was obvious…to me. After a brief pause it came to me, I used the analogy of riding a bicycle. Never has someone asked to learn how to ride a bike in front of a mirror. You learned by getting on a bike until you eventually didn’t fall. No mirrors, no fancy equipment, just practice, after practice, after practice. Maybe some training wheels at first but not for long.  When I said that the client said, “that makes sense I never thought about that.”

I was comforted to know that that client would never have a need to use a mirror to train. Good human movement takes time to learn. The subtle nuance of a perfect Air Squat takes years to learn. The kipping pullup even longer. What I love about CF the most is that their is never a point of arrival.

We can always get faster, We can always get stronger, We can always do better. Thank God we don’t mirrors for that!

Paleo Diet

Monday’s Workout (April 15th, 2013)

“Linda”
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

  • Deadlift 1 1/2 BW
  • Bench @ BW
  • Clean @ 3/4 BW

NOT FOR TIME

  • Cashout Situps

Tuesday’s Workout (April 16th, 2013)

Tabata Row
Rest 1 min
Tabata Air Squat
Rest 1 min
Tabata Pull-up
Rest 1 min
Tabata Push-up

Did you know cooking sprays kill ants?

I was talking to a good friend the other day and noticed shes cooked with a cooking spray. I mentioned in passing that cooking with those types of sprays caused cancer. Funny enough a couple days letter I received text that she no longer cooks with those sprays.

Why not cook with the spray? They are cheap and easy to use…they advertise even healthier benefits than regular sprays with even longer shelf lives of traditional oils? BUT are they really good for you???

Here are some interesting facts about cooking sprays that just might change your mind:

1) Nonstick cooking spray is highly explosive

2) Nonstick cooking spray is used as a drug

3) Nonstick cooking spray can be used as a household cleaner

4) You can use nonstick cooking spray as ant poison

5) Nonstick cooking spray is not calorie free or fat free, despite what its label says

READ MORE HERE

Next week well touch on healthy alternatives….

Spray

Friday’s Workout

Strength: Deadlift 3 rep Heavy (alternating grip)

Conditioning:
10 minutes of work-

  • 7 KB Swing
  • 7 Pullups

Saturday’s Workout

CrossFit Open Workout 13.4

7 minutes AMRAP:

  • 3 Clean and Jerks (135/95)
  • 3 Toes to Bar (TTB)
  • 6.6 C&J
  • 9.9 TTB

If you complete 9, go on to 12, etc.

VIDEO HERE

Baseline Challenge this Saturday!

Check in begins at 8:40, and will conclude by 10:30 am. Check-in will include receiving your T-shirt, wristband, and obtaining your scorecard. You must present your score card before you enter your heat. To keep the standards high, each of you will have a judge with you during your entire baseline workout. We are asking all participating athletes to help judge at least one or more of the heats. This is a great opportunity to help your fellow athlete meet all of the standards. We will be briefing everyone on the movement standards before we begin.

Opening remarks will be at 8:50 am, and the first heat will kick off promptly at 9 am!!!
The first four heats will run on 15 minute increments, with a 12 minute time cap per heat. The later heats will run every ten minutes, with an 8 minute time cap per heat. Please RSVP via this email if you have not already! We need an accurate count to assign the heats.We will be setting up an athlete warm-up area in the back parking area. This will allow you guys to warm up and be ready to go in time for your heat.

There will be prizes for first and second place male and female Rx’d scores.

THIS JUST GOT REAL! 

Schedule of Events

  • 8:30-8:50 AM Check in
  • 8:50-9:00 Opening Remarks & Movement Standards Review
  • 9:00-9:12 Heat 1
  • 9:15-9:27 Heat 2
  • 9:30- 9:42 Heat 3
  • 9:45-9:57 Heat 4
  • 10:00- 10:08 Heat 5
  • 10:10-10:18 Heat 6
  • 10:20-10:28 Winners announced!

CF Naples

Friday’s Workout

Strength: Deadlift 1 Rep Max (overhead grip only)

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Conditioning:

1 minute each: 4 rounds

  • Pullup
  • Ring Row
  • Dip
  • Box Jump

Score: Max Reps per round

Saturday’s Workout

Baseline Challenge this Saturday!
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