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October 2019

Wednesday October 16th 2019

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Wednesday

Warm-Up.
Banded Scarecrow x 30-60 seconds per position
Banded Good Mornings x 30-60 seconds
Banded Lat Stretch x 30-60 seconds per arm

Followed by…

Barbell Complex x 3 sets:
Clean Pulls x 3
Muscle Clean x 3
Tall Cleans x 3
Front Rack Alternating Reverse Lunges x 6
Rest as needed

Then…

A.
Every 2 minutes, for 16 minutes (8 sets) of:
Power Clean x 1.1.1
(rest 4-5 seconds between singles)

Suggested loading by set (by %): 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 82, 84, 86

B.
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 12 minutes of:
6 Power Cleans (135/95 lbs)
12 Alternating Reverse Lunges (135/95 lbs)
12 Toes to Bar

Boom Lite

Warm-Up.
Banded Scarecrow x 30-60 seconds per position
Banded Good Mornings x 30-60 seconds
Banded Lat Stretch x 30-60 seconds per arm

Followed by…

Right Arm Turkish Get-Ups x 3 + Waiter Hold Alternating Reverse Lunges x 6
Left Arm Turkish Get-Ups x 3 + Waiter Hold Alternating Reverse Lunges x 6

Followed by…

Right Arm Kettlebell Windmills x 5 + Waiter Carry x 20 yards + Front Rack Carry x 20 yards
Left Arm Kettlebell Windmills x 5 + Waiter Carry x 20 yards + Front Rack Carry x 20 yards

Then…

A.
Three sets of:
Hanging Med-Ball Hamstring Curls x 10-12 reps @ 2111
Rest 45 seconds
100-Foot Bottom’s Up Kettlebell Carry – 50-foot each arm
Rest 45 seconds
Bulgarian Goat Bag Swings x 10 reps @ 3011
Rest 45 seconds
Prone Plank Hold x 60 seconds
Rest 45 seconds

B.
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 12 minutes of:
12 Kettlebell Swings
12 Alternating Reverse Lunges with KB Goblet Hold
12 V-Ups

Tuesday October 15th 2019

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Tuesday

Warm-Up
Two Sets of:
Scapular Pull-Ups x 5
Plank Shoulder Taps x 10
Mountain Climbers x 20

Then…

Five rounds for time of:
400 Meter Run/Row
15 Burpees to Target (touch your pull-up bar)
10 Strict Pull-Ups

Challenge…perform the running portions of this workout using only nasal breathing. Inhale and exhale through your nose, and if you find that you’re unable to do so, slow things down until you can regain your nasal breathing pattern. When you get into the gym for the burpees and pull-ups, breathe however enables you to move through quickly, but once you start running again, work to resume nasal breathing as quickly as possible.

Boom Lite

Same as above.

 

Monday October 14th 2019

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Monday

Mobility and Activation
10 minutes of low-intensity Rowing/Jogging/Assault Bike

Followed by…

Band Distracted Hip Flexor Stretch x 45 seconds per side
(while in this position, bring your arms overhead and and reach back for a few pulses)

and then …

Against a running clock…

Leg Reach x 16 reps (8 per leg)
Banded Triceps Stretch x 45 seconds per side
Bent-Over DB Reverse Flies x 20 reps
(use very light weight)

When the running clock reaches 5:00…

Upper Body Warm-Up

When the running clock reaches 8:00…

One to Two sets of:
60 second Row @ 70-75% Effort
Barbell Good Mornings x 15 reps (light)
Rest 60 seconds
60 second Row
10 Goblet Squats (32/24 kg)
Rest 60 seconds

Snatch Technique Warm-Up
Two sets of:
Snatch-Grip Romanian Deadlift x 3 reps
Snatch High Pull from Below Knee x 3 reps
Muscle-Snatch x 3 reps
Snatch Push Press x 3 reps
Hang Power Snatch x 3 reps
Snatch from Below Knee x 3 reps

*Set 1 – Empty Barbell
*Set 2 – 95/65 lbs

or

Clean & Jerk Technique Warm-Up
Two sets of:
Clean-Grip RDL x 3 reps
Clean Pull from Below Knee x 3 reps
Hang Power Clean + Push Press x 3 reps
Clean from Below Knee + Push Jerk x 3 reps

*Set 1 – Empty Barbell
*Set 2 – 95/65 lbs

A.
One to Two Rounds of:
3 Ground to Overhead (95/65 lbs)
6 Bar-Facing Burpees

Perform movements and transitions at “game speed,” ensuring that you can “feel” the pace of the event. Then be ready to replicate it when you hear “3,2,1,GO!”

Rest 5-10 minutes, and then…

B.
“CrossFit Games Open Event 20.1”
Ten rounds for time of:
8 Ground to Overhead (95/65 lbs)
10 Bar-Facing Burpees

Time cap: 15 minutes

Boom Lite

Warm-Up.
Hip Opener Drill
Banded Scarecrow
Over-Under Drill

Followed by…

Empty Barbell Movement Primer
Three sets of:
Overhead Squat x 5 reps
(use a progressively narrower grip for every set)
Rest as needed

Then…

A.
Every minute, on the minute, for 20 minutes (4 sets):
Minute 1 – 45-Second Wall Sit
Minute 2 – 45 seconds of Goblet Squats
Minute 3 – 45 seconds of Banded Good Mornings
Minute 4 – 30-Second L-Sit (accumulated time)
Minute 5 – 10 Supine Ring Rows @ 21X0

B.
For time:
50/35 Calories of Rowing
50 Dumbbell Box Step-Overs

Friday October 11th 2019

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Friday

“Crossfit Games Open Workout 19.1”
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 15 minutes of:
19 Wall Ball Shots (20 lbs to 10’/14 lbs to 9′)
19 Calorie Row

Today we are re-testing the first event of last year’s CrossFit Open. The goal is to hit this with full effort and compare your results with your performance last year. Hopefully, you will learn that you are a better, more well-rounded athlete this year due to the hard work and consistency with which you trained the past 7 months. Knowing before the Open starts that you are a better athlete than you were previously will build your confidence and motivate you to continue the behaviors and activities that led to your progress. If your re-test doesn’t go as well as you’d like, it’s an opportunity to assess where in your lifestyle or training you can make improvements to see the progress you would have liked to see. We will soon have the chance to establish a new baseline with the 2020 Open, and we can work on establishing new goals to improve upon that baseline instead of belaboring your shortcomings of the previous year.

Boom Lite

Same as above.

Thursday October 10th 2019

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Thursday

A.
Five sets of:
Barbell Hip Thrusts x 5 reps @ 20X1
(go heavy on these – a good starting weight might be around 80% of your 1-RM Deadlift)
Rest 60 seconds
Band-Pull-Aparts x 15 reps
Rest 60 seconds

B.
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
30 Double-Unders
10 Alternating Dumbbell Snatch + 2 Alternating Reverse Overhead Lunges (55/35 lbs)
(1 repetition = DB Snatch, keep DB overhead, reverse lunge left, then reverse lunge right)

Boom Lite

A.
Five sets of:
Barbell Hip Thrusts x 5 reps @ 20X1
(go heavy on these – a good starting weight might be around 80% of your 1-RM Deadlift)
Rest 60 seconds
Band-Pull-Aparts x 15 reps
Rest 60 seconds

B.
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
10 Calories of Rowing
10 Alternating Dumbbell Snatch + 2 Alternating Reverse Overhead Lunges
(1 repetition = DB Snatch, keep DB overhead, reverse lunge left, then reverse lunge right)

Wednesday October 9th 2019

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Wednesday

Warm-Up.
Wall Slides x 10 @ 3030
Pec Activation

Followed by…

Every Minute on the Minute for 6 minutes (2 sets):
Station 1 – Parallette Shoot-Throughs x 3-5 reps
Station 2 – Single-Leg Glute Bridges x 10 each leg
Station 3 – Dead Bugs x 10-12 reps

Then…

A.
Every 2 minutes, for 18 minutes (3 sets) of:
Station 1 – Alternating Dumbbell Bench Press x 6-8 reps each arm @ 20X1
Station 2 – Landmine Row x 6-8 reps each arm @ 2111
Station 3 – Hollow Rocks or Hold x 60 seconds

B.
Three rounds for time:
18 Kettlebell (or Dumbbell) Push Press
18 V-Ups
18 Push-Ups

Boom Lite

Same as above.

Tuesday October 8th 2019

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Tuesday

Warm-Up.

Three Sets:
1 Cluster* + 2-3 Thrusters
*Squat Clean straight into Thruster – this is to practice going straight into your first rep each set of the thrusters.
Rest as needed

Followed by…

30 seconds Jumping Jacks
3 Pull-Ups (or Burpees if you are saving your pull-ups)
20 seconds Jumping Jacks
3 Pull-Ups
10 seconds Jumping Jacks
3 Pull-Ups

Then…

A.
“Fran”
Rounds of 21, 15, and 9 reps of:
95/65 lbs Thrusters
Pull-Ups

Rest until relatively recovered, and then…

B.
Two sets of:
Bulgarian Split Squats x 8 reps @ 3010
immediately followed by…
Dynamic Bulgarian Split Squats x 12 reps @ 10X0
Rest 60 seconds, the perform the same on the other leg; then rest 60 seconds before moving on to the rollouts
Barbell Rollouts x 8 reps @ 2111
Rest 60 seconds

For the Split Squats…you’ll perform the first 8 reps holding kettlebells or dumbbells in a farmer’s carry position, then after the 8th repetition, you’ll drop the weights and perform 12 more reps unloaded, trying to jump as high as possible each rep.

Boom Lite

Warm-Up.

Three Sets:
Kettlebell Swings (or Kettlebell Snatches) x 10-15
Burpees x 3
Rest 30 seconds

Then…

A.
For time:
Row 1000 Meters

Rest until relatively recovered, and then…

B.
Two sets of:
Bulgarian Split Squats x 8 reps @ 3010
immediately followed by…
Dynamic Bulgarian Split Squats x 12 reps @ 10X0
Rest 60 seconds, the perform the same on the other leg; then rest 60 seconds before moving on to the rollouts
Barbell Rollouts x 8 reps @ 2111
Rest 60 seconds

For the Split Squats…you’ll perform the first 8 reps holding kettlebells or dumbbells in a farmer’s carry position, then after the 8th repetition you’ll drop the weights and perform 12 more reps unloaded, trying to jump as high as possible each rep.

Monday October 7th 2019

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Monday

Every 8 minutes, for 32 minutes (4 sets) of:
500 Meter Row
3 Snatches @ 70-75% of 1-RM Snatch
400 Meter Run
3 Snatches @ 70-75% of 1-RM Snatch

Boom Lite

Every 8 minutes, for 32 minutes (4 sets) of:
500 Meter Row
15 Kettlebell Swings
400 Meter Run
15 Kettlebell Swings

Saturday October 5th 2019

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Saturday

Warm-Up.
Spend 10 minutes on Pre-Run Warm-Up Drills

Followed by…

Two Sets of:
Scapular Pull-Ups x 5
Plank Shoulder Taps x 10
Mountain Climbers x 20

Then…

In teams of two, complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 30 minutes of:
400 Meter Run
5 Strict Pull-Ups
10 Push-Ups
15 Air Squats

Only one person may be running at a time. While one partner runs, the partner inside the gym should be working through as many rounds as possible of “Cindy” (5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups and 15 air squats). Partners then switch roles once the running partner has returned.

Friday October 4rd 2019

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Friday

Warm-Up.
Lat Stretch x 60 seconds each side
Nose-to-Wall Handstand Hold x 30-60 seconds
Couch Stretch x 90 seconds each side
Nose-to-Wall Handstand Hold x 30-60 seconds

Followed by…

Every 90 seconds for 12 minutes (2 sets):
Station 1 – Donkey Kicks x 5 + Freestanding Handstand Hold
Station 2 – Walking Lunges x 10 steps + Lateral Lunges x 10 steps
Station 3 – Double DB Press x 5 + Overhead Carry x 20 yards
Station 4 – 30 seconds Hip Bridges @ 20X2 tempo + 30 seconds Hip Bridge Hold

WOD
“CrossFit Games Open Workout 19.3″
For time:
200-Foot Dumbbell Overhead Walking Lunge (50/35 lb DB)
50 Dumbbell Box Step-Ups (24″/20”)
50 Strict Handstand Push-Ups
200-Foot Handstand Walk

Time Cap = 10:00

Both the lunges and handstand walk must be broken into 25-foot intervals, with 5-foot segments. You may not walk more than 25-feet in one direction without turning and walking back.

19.3 Strategy for All Levels

Today we are re-testing the third event of last year’s CrossFit Open. The goal is to hit this with full effort and compare your results with your performance last year (March 8, 2019). Hopefully, you will learn that you are a better, more well-rounded athlete this year due to the hard work and consistency with which you trained the past 7 months. Knowing before the Open starts that you are a better athlete than you were previously will build your confidence and motivate you to continue the behaviors and activities that led to your progress. If your re-test doesn’t go as well as you’d like, it’s an opportunity to assess where in your lifestyle or training you can make improvements to see the progress you would have liked to see. We will soon have the chance to establish a new baseline with the 2020 Open, and we can work on establishing new goals to improve upon that baseline instead of belaboring your shortcomings of the previous year.

Boom Lite

Warm-Up.
Lat Stretch x 60 seconds each side
Nose-to-Wall Handstand Hold x 30-60 seconds
Couch Stretch x 90 seconds each side
Nose-to-Wall Handstand Hold x 30-60 seconds

Followed by…

Every 90 seconds for 12 minutes (2 sets):
Station 1 – Donkey Kicks x 5 + Freestanding Handstand Hold
Station 2 – Walking Lunges x 10 steps + Lateral Lunges x 10 steps
Station 3 – Double DB Press x 5 + Overhead Carry x 20 yards
Station 4 – 30 seconds Hip Bridges @ 20X2 tempo + 30 seconds Hip Bridge Hold

WOD

For time:
200-Foot Dumbbell Front-Racked Walking Lunges
50 Dumbbell Box Step-Ups
50 Strict Handstand Push-Ups or L-Seated DB Presses
200-Foot Bear Crawl