Monday, April 24th, 2017


TODAY’S SPECIALTY CLASSES

Olympic Weight Lifting Technique Class @ Lincoln Square 6-7pm with Coach Noal. All levels welcome; a beginner friendly class! Warm yourself up and be ready to go!


UPDATES & UPCOMING EVENTS

New Cycle starts today!

Spotlight Athletes: Sean & Chelsea. Read their story here! 

Next available Onramps: Contact Coach Cara@crossfitdefined.com, to schedule your intro sessions and hold your spot in our next beginner’s program! (limited space available in both)

Lakeview: Starting Thursday, May 4th
Lincoln Square: Starting Monday, May 1st


TODAY’S WOD

A.
Back Squat with pace: (3.1.1.1)
-Find heavy 3 for the day
-Take 8 sets, every 2 minutes, building in weight each round

*Follow each set with: Kneeling Fire Hydrants X 8 reps, alternating sides with 3 second holds at the top of each rep

B.
Every Minute on the Minute: X 18 minutes
40 seconds ON/ 20 seconds OFF
Min 1: Weighted step ups with Double KB
Hold: Front rack or farmer’s carry
Min 2: Handstand Pushups
Scale to Handstand negatives or Wall climbs
Min 3: Double Unders

C.
Bonus: “The Grind”, (to be completed after class)

2-3 Rounds:
SandBag Bear Hug: Accumulate 3 minutes with the heaviest sandbag you can hold.
Rest 2 minutes after each round

**Recover from WOD fully before starting. For all post class bonus work, make sure to give class priority on space and equipment as well as check in with the coach on duty before starting!**

 

Coach Kevin

Coach Kevin

 

Friday, April 20th, 2017 Last Day of our first testing cycle!


UPCOMING SPECIALTY CLASSES

Recovery Yoga with Coach Rachel, This Sunday @ Lakeview from Noon-1pm.  All friends and family of members are welcome free of charge!

SATURDAY SCHEDULE CHANGES: Lakeview: 11am team wod cancelled for our Free “Intro to CF” Class. Noon OLY will be moved from 12:30-2pm.


UPDATES & UPCOMING EVENTS

Retail Pre-Order Sale: Order now through this Friday night!  CFD Shopping Mall here.

Spotlight Athletes: Sean & Chelsea. Read their story here! 

Free “Intro to CrossFit” Class for anyone completely new to CrossFit. Tell a friend, bring a friend, support someone new! This Saturday, April 22nd from 11am-Noon. Classes offered at both gyms (Lakeview & Lincoln Square). Register here.

Next available Onramps: Contact Coach Cara@crossfitdefined.com, to schedule your intro sessions and hold your spot in our next beginner’s program! (limited space available in both)

Lakeview: Starting Thursday, May 4th
Lincoln Square: Starting Monday, May 1st


TODAY’S WOD

A.
“500”: for time: (40 minute Cap)
100 X Calorie Row
Rest 3 minutes
100 X Wallballs 20/14lbs
Rest 3 minutes
100 X Single Arm Snatch 55/35lbs
Rest 3 minutes
40-30-20-10
Double Unders
&
Abmats

B.
Bonus: “The Grind”, (to be completed after class)

Testing Week Note: The Grind work during testing week will focus on recovery and maintenance in order to preserve strength and endurance during class work! “The Grind” will pick back up at the start of our next cycle on 4/24!

Today’s Focus: Pec stretch and front shoulder. Those pushups from Cindy got you like whoa? Release your chest and front shoulder muscles to give more slack to your shoulder blades to help with a healthy overhead position.

Video Demo! 

**Recover from WOD fully before starting. For all post class bonus work, make sure to give class priority on space and equipment as well as check in with the coach on duty before starting!**

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Friday, March 24th, 2017 CrossFit Open Week 5/5


UPDATES & UPCOMING EVENTS

CROSSFIT OPEN RANKINGS AFTER 4 EVENTS

17.1: 43RD in the North Central Region
17.2: 64TH in the North Central Region
17.3: 42ND in the North Central Region
17.4: 82ND in the North Central Region
Overall: 56th / 309 teams in North Central Region
WorldWide Ranking: 628th / 4200 CF affiliates

CrossFit Open 17.5 Throwdown: Sunday, Noon-2pm at CFD Lakeview! Come one, come all!  Spectators, friends and family are all welcome!

Pose Running Endurance Workshop with Coach Mark and Coach Allyn, April 8th. Limited space available!  REGISTER HERE!

Free “Intro to CrossFit” Class for anyone completely new to CrossFit. Tell a friend, bring a friend, support someone new! Saturday, April 22nd from 11am-Noon. Classes offered at both gyms (Lakeview & Lincoln Square). Register HERE.

Whole 30 Challenge is over! Contact Coach Cara or Coach Noal for a end of challenge checkin!  Macro Challenge: 2 more weeks!

Next available Onramps: Contact Coach Cara@crossfitdefined.com, to schedule your intro sessions and hold your spot in our next beginner’s program! (limited space available in both)

Lakeview: Starting Thursday, April 6th
Lincoln Square: Starting Monday, April 3rd


TODAY’S WOD

A.
12 Minute Quality Amrap
Turkish Getup X 2 each side
-Barbell, KB, or DB: Athlete’s Choice!
Plate Loaded Hollow Snow Angels  X 10
Plate Loaded Superman Snow Angels X 10
Heavy Wallballs X 10
-(heavier than what you would use in a workout)

B.
Mobility X 5 minutes
Barbell Calf Smash and Foot Rolling

C.

CrossFit Open 17.5 Video Demo
10 Rounds for time:
9 X Thrusters
35 X Double Unders

*Open Rx: 95/65lbs
*Scaled: 65/45lbs
*20 minute cap for class, 40 minute cap for the Open
*Scale for Double Unders: 45 seconds of Singles or 35 Lateral Bar Hops
**See details on weights and movement standards for each category by clicking the link above for mens, womens, scaled, teens, masters, etc…

D.
Bonus: “The Grind”, (to be completed after class)

The bonus work is recovery! Spend 10-20 minutes with a foam roller, stretch band and mobility ball working on something tight and specific to your weaknesses!

**Recover from WOD fully before starting. For all post class bonus work, make sure to give class priority on space and equipment as well as check in with the coach on duty before starting!**

Onramp

Our most recent graduating onramp at CFD LS! If you see one of these strong people, partner up and show them the ropes! #hoozah

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 CrossFit Open Week 5/5


TODAY’S SPECIALTY CLASSES

“Life Lifting @ Lincoln Square” with Coach David, 8-9pm. All members welcome, no experience needed.

“Mobility @ Lakeview” with Coach Cara, 6-6:30pm. Focus:LOWER LIMBS of Runners, Squatters, Jumpers- If you are lacking range of motion in your ankles and lower legs you have to compensate in other areas; primarily the knees, hips and Lower Back. Come in and learn an effective mobility strategy to better your squat, deadlift and overall power.


UPDATES

CROSSFIT OPEN RANKINGS AFTER 4 EVENTS

17.1: 43RD in the North Central Region
17.2: 64TH in the North Central Region
17.3: 42ND in the North Central Region
17.4: 82ND in the North Central Region
Overall: 56th / 309 teams in North Central Region
WorldWide Ranking: 628th / 4200 CF affiliates

CrossFit Open 17.5 Throwdown: Sunday, Noon-2pm, Location to be determined!

Free “Intro to CrossFit” Class for anyone completely new to CrossFit. Tell a friend, bring a friend, support someone new! Saturday, April 22nd  from 11am-Noon. Classes offered at both gyms (Lakeview & Lincoln Square). Register HERE.

Whole 30 and Macro Challenge: 1 more day to go!

Next available Onramps: Contact Coach Cara@crossfitdefined.com, to schedule your intro sessions and hold your spot in our next beginner’s program! (limited space available in both)

Lakeview: Starting Thursday, April 6th
Lincoln Square: Starting Monday, April 3rd


TODAY’S WOD

A.
Athlete’s Choice!
Hang Power Clean or Hang Power Snatch
-Find heavy 3 for the day!
-Take 18 minutes
*Every 4 minutes perform the following:
Ring Support Hold + Dip: (5 second hold + 1 Dip) X 5 reps
-Scale to Box Support Hold + Dip

B.
4 Rounds: 3 minutes ON/ 1 minute OFF
Power Clean, touch and go, X 5 reps unbroken
-using no more than 50% of C&J 1rm
Ring Dips X 10
Box Jumps 24/20″ X 15
Rounds 1 and 3: Finish with max reps Calorie Row
Rounds 2 and 4: Finish with max reps Double unders
*Scale Doubles to Single unders or lateral bar hops

*Score is total calories rowed and total doubles, 1 number!

C.
Bonus: “The Grind”, (to be completed after class)

3 Rounds; not for time
Strict Toes to Bar X 10
Good Mornings X 20
rest as needed

**Recover from WOD fully before starting. For all post class bonus work, make sure to give class priority on space and equipment as well as check in with the coach on duty before starting!**

 

17.3!

17.3!

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 CrossFit Open Week 4/5


TODAY’S SPECIALTY CLASSES

Mobility @ Lincoln Square with Coach Cara, 6-6:30pm. Focus: The best athletes know how to recover fast so they’re ready for the next day. Restore the tight muscles of Quads, Hips, Forearms, and Front of Shoulders. Fix your shoulders!


UPDATES

This week we our starting our 3rd cycle of 2017.  Immediately following this 4 week cycle; for 2 weeks, from April 10th- April 23rd, we will be testing many of your barbell strengths as well as a handful of baseline WODS from CF HQ. Our Testing Phases are a great time to establish new numbers or check in with your last testing scores. More details to come!

CROSSFIT OPEN RANKINGS AFTER 3 EVENTS
17.1: 43RD in the North Central Region
17.2: 64TH in the North Central Region
17.3: 42ND in the North Central Region
Overall: 49 / 309 teams in North Central Region
WorldWide Ranking: 552 / 4200 CF affiliates

Recovery Yoga & 17.4 Open Prep with Coach Rachel, 10:30-11:30a, This Sunday at CFD Lincoln Square. All friends and family of members are welcome free of charge!

Whole 30 and Macro Challenge: Start of Week 4!

Free “Intro to CrossFit” Class for anyone completely new to CrossFit. Tell a friend, bring a friend, support someone new! This Saturday, March 18th from 11am-Noon. Classes offered at both gyms (Lakeview & Lincoln Square). Register HERE.

Next available Onramps: Contact Coach Cara@crossfitdefined.com, to schedule your intro sessions and hold your spot in our next beginner’s program!

Lakeview: Starting Thursday, April 6th
Lincoln Square: Starting Monday, April 3rd


TODAY’S WOD

A.
Back Squat:
-Take 10 minutes to build to first working weight at 75%

B.
Working Sets X 5
-Every 2 minutes
75% X 5
80% X 3
85% X 1
75% X 5
80% X 3

C.
Power Clean and Jerk
-Take 5 minutes to build past working weight
-Working weight should not exceed 40% of your C&J 1rm

D.
For time: (10 minute cap)
Complete 50 X Clean and Jerks
E.M.O.T.M.: Perform 20 Double unders or 20 Lateral Bar hops

*If you finish the workout in under the time cap, continue your Double unders EMOTM X 50 reps till time runs out!

E.
Bonus: “The Grind”, (to be completed after class)

3 Rounds: NFT
20 X Pistols, alternating
40-60 FT X Handstand walk
Rest as needed after each round

**Recover from WOD fully before starting. For all post class bonus work, make sure to give class priority on space and equipment as well as check in with the coach on duty before starting!**

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17.1 aftermath

 

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 CrossFit Open Week 4/5


TODAY’S SPECIALTY CLASSES

“Life Lifting @ Lincoln Square” with Coach David, 8-9pm. All members welcome, no experience needed.

“Mobility @ Lakeview” with Coach Cara, 6-6:30pm. Focus: The best athletes know how to recover fast so they’re ready for the next day. Restore the tight muscles of Quads, Hips, Forearms, and Front of Shoulders. Fix your shoulders!


UPDATES

This week we our starting our 3rd cycle.  Immediately following this 4 week cycle; for 2 weeks, from April 10th- April 23rd, we will be testing many of your barbell lifts as well as a handful of baseline WODS from CF HQ. Our Testing Phases are a great time to establish new numbers or check in with your last testing scores. More details to come!

CROSSFIT OPEN RANKINGS AFTER 3 EVENTS
17.1: 43RD in the North Central Region
17.2: 65TH in the North Central Region
17.3: 42ND in the North Central Region

Overall: 49 / 309 teams in North Central Region
WorldWide Ranking: 552 / 4200 CF affiliates

Whole 30 and Macro Challenge: Start of Week 4!

Free “Intro to CrossFit” Class for anyone completely new to CrossFit. Tell a friend, bring a friend, support someone new! This Saturday, March 18th from 11am-Noon. Classes offered at both gyms (Lakeview & Lincoln Square). Register HERE.

Next available Onramps: Contact Coach Cara@crossfitdefined.com, to schedule your intro sessions and hold your spot in our next beginner’s program!

Lakeview: Starting Thursday, April 6th
Lincoln Square: Starting Monday, April 3rd


TODAY’S WOD

A.
8 Minute Skill Amrap
50 X Double Unders
10 X Kipping HSPU
:30 seconds X Hollow Body Rock/Hold
Rest as needed after each station

B.
E.M.O.T.M: 4 Rounds; (16 minutes)
(every minute on the minute)
Min 1: SDHP 75/55lbs X 15 reps
Min 2: Wallball 20/14lbs X 15 reps
Min 3: Row X 15/12 calories
Min 4: Practice Handstand Walking or Kickups
-Scale to HS hold on Wall

C.
3 Rounds: not for time;
DB Bench Pistol Press X 12 reps
(resting at the top)
Barbell Bent Over Row X 10 reps
Barbell Floor Wipers X 20 reps

D.
Bonus: “The Grind”, (to be completed after class)

3-5 Rounds:
:45 seconds of paced rowing
5 X Ring Muscle ups
Rest as needed after each round

**Recover from WOD fully before starting. For all post class bonus work, make sure to give class priority on space and equipment as well as check in with the coach on duty before starting!**

 

Lincoln Square meets Lakeview on the slopes! #cfdstrong #fitfam

Lincoln Square meets Lakeview on the slopes! #cfdstrong #fitfam