This beats “Body Pump” hands down. I’m just sayin’
Today and Saturday are the last days of the 2011 Crossfit Open. I’m proud of every member of our 50 person team plus everybody else at WCF who has suffered, pushed, and persevered through the tough WODs and loading of this 6 week event. Our team is currently in 4th place out of over 60 in our Region and 41st out of over 600 worldwide. We hope to move in to the to 3 at Regionals which is what’s required to qualify for the 2011 Crossfit Games. The real story is how awesome our women are doing. We’ll have at least 4 individual qualifiers for Regionals with 2 more who are currently in the running and may make it. That’s outstanding! Our women kick ass.
We’ve invited some of the other gyms in Utah out on Saturday to do the Games WOD and will be running heats from 9-11am. Please come make it if you can. If not you’re definitely welcome to hit it hard today. The name of the game on this one is intelligent pacing and for the love of all do not set that damn bar down till you’ve finished that set of thrusters!
28/April/2011 Thursday WOD – Crossfit Open 12.6
In 7 Minutes complete go as high up the ladder as possible;
Hey parents, we know you need a break sometimes! That’s why we’re offering a free “drop your kids off” night this Friday at Wasatch Crossfit. Go on a date, have some fun, and enjoy some quality time together. You will need to sign up for your slot in the child care area ahead of time. Enjoy!
27/April/2011 Wednesday WOD
5 Rounds for Time
20 KB Swings
10 Box Jumps
GamesLab: Do 30-60 min of any modality at 70% of Max HR. Let me know if you’re planning on doing 11.6 Thursday or Saturday.
How’s your challenge going? Have you been as consistent as you thought you would be? Are you in the running for the 1K prize? I was talking with my 14 year old son this week about making some intelligent choices around food such as not drinking 4-5 Dr. Peppers in an evening. The conversation started to go down the road that conversations with teens sometimes do: He’s nodding and mumbling in agreement while wishing he could be texting this very moment instead of hearing Dad talk. I thought about what really motivates him and asked a simple question: What feels better? Scoring a touchdown or drinking a soda? His eyes lit up and he immediately said scoring the TD. What do people in the NFL who score touchdowns look like? They don’t look like their drinking a 6pack of soda a day. For him framing it in a way that motivated him was key to changing his habits and it’s positive: I want to get x rather than I don’t want to be y.
What’s a positive motivation for you to stay disciplined? I think about how good it felt to compete as a team at last years Crossfit Regionals and how badly I want to be back there again. And about running my kids into the ground when they’re in High School and I’m in my late 40’s. Let us know what your positive motivation is. The best one gets a prize.
26/April/2011 Tuesday WOD – Courtesy of CrossfitFootball.com
Complete as many rounds as possible in 3 minutes:
3 Power Clean 155 lbs/105lbs
6 Push Ups
9 Air Squats / 9 Ring Dips
*Perform Air Squats on Rounds 1, 3, 5 and Ring Dips on Rounds 2, 4, 6.
*Repeat this sequence 6 times (6 rounds). Rest for 1 minute between the 3 minute rounds.
Score is total rounds completed. Sub For Ring Dips can be dips on GHD or on a Bench.
We spent this weekend in St George hiking, exploring, and swimming with friends and family. It reminded me why I wanted to be fit in the first place: To enjoy a higher quality of my life with my family, play hard, and try out some new sports. We rock scrambled, hiked, dove off a high cliff in a canyon, climbed up a waterfall, and in general got dusty, dirty, and tired. My little guys loved being outside and thanks to an active healthy lifestyle were able to keep up with a minimum of whining. Summer’s coming and I know you’ll all be headed outside to play soon. What are some of your favorite spots in Utah?
Our 6:00am Foundations is sold out this week but we’ve got 2 slots left in our 10am and 6pm class. If you’ve any friends who are ready to get started tell them to sign up now. We’ll be doing a promotion in May that if one of your friends sign up their first month is half off and you get half off that month as well. We’ll honor it this week if you’ve got anybody ready to pull the trigger.
25/April/2011 Monday WOD
Back Squat 3, 3, 3 (Max Efforts)
Front Squat 20 AFAP – 165/115 then:
21, 15, 9
Slam Ball (30/20)
GamesLab: Do the above plus what’s posted to comments
If you’ve been doing Crossfit for a while you’ll notice that you’re stronger, leaner, and more fit in general. You may also have noticed that you’re getting a little “tight.” Inflexible hamstrings, tight hips, and other flexibility issues will dog you if you don’t do some simple things to help. We like Kelly Starrett from Crossfit San Francisco. He runs a website where he posts a 5-10 minute mobility workout every single day. With a few cheap accessories like lacrosse balls you can do these on your own. If another IFB will be my accountability partner I’ll do one every single day from now to the end of May. Check it out at MobilityWod.com.
21/April/2011 Friday WOD
21 Deadlifts/21 Ring Pushups
15 Deadlifts/15 Ring Pushups
9 Deadlift/9 Ring Pushups
Gold: 95/75 Silver: 75/53 Bronze: 45. If you didn’t do yesterday’s WOD and you want to add weight on this then you can go up.
Anne is interning in the early AM and will be attending the Level I Trainer certification in May at Wasatch Crossfit. Anne was a collegiate rower at Sacramento State and will be a great addition to our coaching staff. Rumor has it she wants to be called “Coach Quadzilla.”
We’re adding assistant coaches to several of our busiest classes. We’ll be doing membership trades with some of our assistants in return for helping with a set number of classes a week. You’ll have to have your Crossfit Level I. Contact Damon if you’re interested.
It’s been both exhilarating and challenging to have the Crossfit Open go on for 6 weeks. Part of me is ready to have it over with and just get back to training and life as I know it. I’m over the pressure of checking the scoreboard a million times a day, constantly comparing my self to my peers, and being obsessed with our standings. On the other hand I love the pureness of knowing exactly how my training is paying off and seeing exactly where I stand. Plus it gives me something to do immediately after waking up and before I roll out of bed. I think 6 workouts in 3 weeks would have been better for me than 6 full weeks but that’s just my opinion. What are your thoughts on the Open? Is 6 weeks too long?
21/April/2011 Thursday WOD “Crossfit Open 11.5″
Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of: