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Obey your thirst!

Is it summer yet?! It sure feels like it. Be sure your drinking plenty of water before coming in to workout. If you feel dehydrated it’s already too late. It takes hours before your body can fully recoup. The rule of thumb is to drink half your body weight in ounces (ex: If someone weighs 180lbs, they should be drinking 90oz. of water a day, and that doesn’t even take exercise into consideration).

Losses in excess of 5% of body weight can decrease the capacity for work by about 30% (Armstrong et al. 1985; Craig and Cummings 1966; Maughan 1991; Sawka and Pandolf 1990). CrossFitter need to drink even more water!

CrossFit Endurance advice on Hydration: video

SignsOfDehydration

Wednesday’s Workout (April 17, 2013)

Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 mins of:

  • 15 Med Ball Cleans
  • 10 Medicine Ball Burpees
  • Run, 200m

Thursday’s Workout (April 18, 2013)

5 rounds for time of:
Row, 250 m
25 Kettlebell Swings, 2/1.5 lbs
Rest 2 mins

Skill: Hand Stands

Congrats to Petergaye!

Congratulations to Petergaye (aka PG) for attending the CrossFit Level one course last weekend in Miami. Not only did she have an amazing time learning all about CF she PR’d on Fran!! We can’t wait to get you coaching!

Petergaye Certified

Wednesday’s Workout

“Kelly”

Five rounds for time of:

Run 400 meters
30 Box jumps  (24/20)
30 Wall ball (20/14)

 

Thursday’s Workout

For time-

7 minutes of work:
7 Cal Row & 7 Pushup

REST-4min
7 minutes of work:
7 HSPU & 7 DU
 

 

TabataTimes.com

Speaking of Tabata. There is a great new CF website that writes a little bit about everything. Best part is that the content is FREE!! Everything from nutrition, to article about technique, as well as motivational pieces. If you get some time check it out. Visit www.tabatatimes.com

Tabata Times

Monday’s Workout

Strength: Chin-up work/weighted if possible

Conditioning: 3 x 400m Run

Each Set you must  complete an Air Dyne Sprint at half the time taken for your 400m run

Tuesday’s Workout

Half tabata   (20sec of work/10 sec off x 4 sets)

  • Push Press  (1/2 BW)
  •  Situp
  • Burpee

Rest-Repeat

Massage Therapy Underway

Last year when I knew that I was making the career change from teaching I began looking at various options that I felt would add more value to CrossFit Naples. Initially I had decided to go back to school to get my Masters. But after doing my research I didn’t believe that another degree would add any practical value to CFN. I had also been looking at other healthcare fields including Massage Therapy.

I eventually chose MT becuase it offered me the quickest and most effective route to help my athletes. I knew it would only increase my knowledge in anatomy, physiology, injury and pain management.

In the next couple months I will be building my massage therapy practice right here at CFN. This is a great opportunity to use massage as not only a means for pain management but also for improvement in performance. Lets face it. When you feel good your performance is always better.

Last but not least. I wanted to take the time to thank everyone who has supported me along the way. Running a business full time and going to school full time has been the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I couldn’t have done it without your support and dedication to CFN. It makes it all worth while.

….and yes I’m a Marion. That’s my grown up name 🙂

 

Massage

Wednesday’s Workout

Strength: Power Snatch  1 REP

Conditioning:   

2 minutes of work  –

  • 1 hang power snatch (95/55)
  • 1 Burpee
  • 2 hang poower snatch
  • 2 Burpees
  • 3
  • 3
  • 4
  • 4…

Rest 2 minutes repeat 4 x

Thursday’s Workout

Strength: DB RDL  5×5 each

Conditioning:

For Time-

500m Row
50 Pistols
400m Run
50 Situps or 50 Toes to Bar or Toes to Rings

 

 

New Baseline Leaderboard

Thanks to everyone who came to watch or participate in our 4th Baseline Challenge. We are so proud of each and everyone of you guys. The New Leaderboard is as follows:

Girls Rxd

1. Carrie P 4:55

2. Ashley P 5:08

3. Petergaye K 5:22

Mens Rxd

1. Mikkel 3:50

2. Rasmus 3:50

3. Kirk 3:53

group

Monday’s Workout

Strength: Front Squat 5×2

Conditioning:

5 min of work-
20 Jumping lunges
10 HR pushups

Rest 2min Repeat

Tuesday’s Workout

Strength: Push Press 3×3

Conditioning:

  • 15 minutes of work:
    Run 50m
    10 Pullups
    Run 100
    10 pullups
    Run 150
    10 Pullups
  • Run 200m
  • 10 Pullups
  • Run 250m
  • 10 Pullups….

 

CF Open Begins Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the beginning of the 2013 CrossFit Games season with the start of the Open, running from March 6 through April 7. For five weeks, for five workouts, any and every athlete in the world has the opportunity to participate in an event that is the precursor to Regionals and then the CrossFit Games where the best of the best will throw down on the big stage that you’ve seen on ESPN.

Reintroducing the idea of physical competition to someone often evokes myriad responses and emotions they probably haven’t felt for awhile. We keep encouraging though, because we know the thrill that waits on the other side of diving into the Open.

Here are four reasons I encourage you to do the same:

1. Yes, You Are Good Enough.

Even if you cannot do the exact prescribed weight of any or most of the Open workouts, you will most likely surprise yourself with what you are able to pull off. The Open is about calling on the best in yourself no matter your current level. Most likely you are physically stronger than your mind lets you believe.

2. It Gets You Competing Again.

There is something about putting yourself on the line that sparks inspiration. I remember feeling so nervous and unsure before my first heat of the 2012 Open – asking myself, “What the hell am I thinking doing this?” I was confused by how fearful I felt because as an adult we shouldn’t be that terrified, right? Doesn’t this mean it’s time to bail? We didn’t grow up so we could fail at things, but what I eventually realized is that we did feel this nervous as kids before competition, we just didn’t recognize that the stakes were so high. Get in the game. It’s worth it.

3. It Gives You an Appreciation the Best of the Best.

During the Open workouts, you get a rare opportunity to do the same exact workouts during the same week as the best CrossFitters in the world. If you are a fan of the top CrossFit athletes, it’s exciting to match your stats to theirs – until the stats start rolling in. It’s one thing to be stoked you finally hit fifty double unders in a row and quite another to find out that not only can the top athletes do way more, they have figured out ways to do it faster and more efficiently.

4. It’s Fun.

No, really, it is. At our gym, we dedicate every Saturday afternoon to the Open workouts for all registered members. We assign heats, we print score sheets, we assign counters – we make it a big deal. But we also keep it fun.  It immediately bounds us because it feels like we’re going to battle together in a light hearted way. We’re all nervous, but when we put our hands in the circle and yell at the top of our lungs, it is our buy-in to the team. It roots us deeper into our community. I know they’re willing to give it their all and possibly fail or possibly triumph and man, if they are, so am I.

More often than not, you’ll surprise yourself. And there’s no time like the present to find out. There is still time to register for the Open here.

Wednesday’s Workout

A. Max Height Box Jump 5×5

B. Testing: Max Broad Jump

C. Teams of 2 –
2000m Row
100 burpees

Thursday’s Workout

A. Weighted Pushup 6 x 2

B.  For Time-
Run 400
21 DB thrusters  (95/65)
300m
15 DB thruster  (95/65)
200m
9 DB thruster (95/65)