Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 Testing week at Defined!

Today’s Specialty Class

“Mobility” Class with Coach Ben W, 6:00-6:30pm. December Focus: Lower back focused. Restore movement and eliminate soreness in your posterior chain- We will break down common issues that lead to tightness and movement restrictions. PR your Posterior!


Third “Testing Phase” of 2018!  Every 4 months we have a 2 week window where we  test many of your core barbell lifts, Girl/Hero WODS, and baseline CFD workouts.

Use these next 2 weeks to either establish and record new numbers or check in with your last testing results.  Each testing element will be a great way to gauge your current conditioning and strength! Recording your numbers for these next 2 weeks is extremely valuable to being accountable to your training and making sure you are growing and progressing in our program.

Last Cycle of 2018 starts on Monday December 10th.
Test Week 2/2 preview:
Wednesday: “Defined Physical Fitness Test” + Max vertical to Box
Friday: Bench Press + “Fran”

A. 
Athlete’ Choice!
Front Squat or Overhead Squat
-Take 20 minutes, building to a Heavy 3 or 1 rep max.
-Suggested Rep scheme: 5-5-3-3-2-2-1-1-1-1

B.
“Sprint-Core-Repeat”

30 Seconds: Shuttle Sprints
30 Seconds: Russian Plate Twists
30 Seconds: Rest
60 Seconds: Lateral Shuffle
60 Seconds: Superman Flutter Kicks
60 Seconds: Rest
90 Seconds: Sprint Forward-Back Peddle
90 Seconds: Plank or Weighted Plank
90 Seconds: Rest
60 Seconds: Lateral Shuffle
60 Seconds: Superman Flutter Kicks
60 Seconds: Rest
30 Seconds: Shuttle Sprints
30 Seconds: Russian Plate Twists
30 Seconds: Rest
1 lap = 40 feet

Announcements & Upcoming Events

“Lift-Off 2018”: This Saturday from 12-3pm. An informal community lifting event for Defined members/coaches of all levels. Find your Snatch and Clean & Jerk one rep maxes in this fun and friendly lifting event. Only 10 spots left! Details here! 

Next Defined On-Ramp – This Sunday, December 9th – A newly designed 2 week onramp course that will get you into classes before the Holidays! To register for an upcoming onramp and/or if you have any questions regarding memberships; contact Coach Cara@crossfitdefined.com,

Schedule a “No Sweat Intro Session”: If interested in scheduling an introductory conversation to sit-down to discuss your goals, athletic background, injuries/limitations, tour the facility and answer any questions you may have. Click here! 

Personal Training @ CFD – Our Defined Personal Training program allows athletes an opportunity to work one-on-one with our knowledgeable coaching team to refine or review specialty skills, general technique, and/or lifestyle practices.  To learn more about our 8 different personal training options: Click here!
“Get What You Came For” – New article by David Sutor, here.

Monday, December 3rd, 2018 Testing week at Defined!

Today’s Specialty Class

“Life Lifting” with Coach David, 8-9pm. All members welcome, no experience needed. A class inspired by the sport of Strongman; including awkward object lifting, conjugate training, and sprint work. This class replaces the 8pm WOD class.


Third “Testing Phase” of 2018!  Every 4 months we have a 2 week window where we  test many of your core barbell lifts, Girl/Hero WODS, and baseline CFD workouts.

Use these next 2 weeks to either establish and record new numbers or check in with your last testing results.  Each testing element will be a great way to gauge your current conditioning and strength! Recording your numbers for these next 2 weeks is extremely valuable to being accountable to your training and making sure you are growing and progressing in our program.

Last Cycle of 2018 starts on Monday December 10th.
Test Week 2/2 preview:
Tuesday: Front Squat or Overhead Squat
Wednesday: “Defined Physical Fitness Test”
Friday: Bench Press + “Fran”

A.
Athlete’s Choice-

“The Bear”
Every 5 Minutes X 4 Rounds; Perform the following: (20 minutes)

7 Unbroken Cycles of:
Power Clean
Front Squat
Jerk, any style
Back Squat
Jerk, any style

-Cannot drop bar until 7 cycles are completed (35 reps total)
-Must add weight each round
-Rest the remaining time of each round
*Recording heaviest Cycle completed!

OR

“The Bull”
Every 5 Minutes X 4 Rounds; Perform the following: (20 minutes)

7 Unbroken Cycles of:
Power Snatch
Overhead Squat
Snatch Grip Pushpress
Snatch Balance
Snatch Grip Pushpress

-Cannot drop bar until 7 cycles are completed (35 reps total)
-Must add weight each round
-Rest the remaining time of each round
*Recording heaviest Cycle completed!

B.
CrossFit Benchmark WOD: “Annie”
For time: (10 minute cap)
50-40-30-20-10
Double Unders or Single Unders
Abmat Situps

OR (if you are proficient with your doubles and can go unbroken for most of your sets, try Big Annie)

“Big Annie”
For time: (10 minute cap)
50-50-50-50-50
50-40-30-20-10
Double Unders
Abmat Situps


Announcements & Upcoming Events

“Lift-Off 2018”: This Saturday from 12-3pm. An informal community lifting event for Defined members/coaches of all levels. Find your Snatch and Clean & Jerk one rep maxes in this fun and friendly lifting event. Only 10 spots left! Details here! 

Next Defined On-Ramp – This Sunday, December 9th – A newly designed 2 week onramp course that will get you into classes before the Holidays! To register for an upcoming onramp and/or if you have any questions regarding memberships; contact Coach Cara@crossfitdefined.com,

Schedule a “No Sweat Intro Session”: If interested in scheduling an introductory conversation to sit-down to discuss your goals, athletic background, injuries/limitations, tour the facility and answer any questions you may have. Click here! 

Personal Training @ CFD – Our Defined Personal Training program allows athletes an opportunity to work one-on-one with our knowledgeable coaching team to refine or review specialty skills, general technique, and/or lifestyle practices.  To learn more about our 8 different personal training options: Click here!
“Get What You Came For” – New article by David Sutor, here.

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Today’s Specialty Class

“Mobility” Class with Coach Ben W, 6:00-6:30pm. November Focus: Shoulders and upper back.  Learn drills to prep and optimize your overhead and front rack positions for pain-free training and bullet proof shoulders.


Week 4/4, Testing week starting 11/26-12/9
Wednesday: Oly Complex (No 7pm and 8pm class)
Thursday: Closed for the Holidays
Friday: 9am, Noon and 5pm WODS only

A.
Front Squat with pace
-Pace: 3.1.3
-Find heavy 3 for the day
-Goal is to meet and beat each week’s heavy set
-Take 15 minutes, 8-10 sets building

*Drop Set X 1: Reduce weight by 20-30lbs and complete 1 max effort unbroken set with no pace!
Record weight used and reps completed!
-If you performed this last week, use the same weight with a goal of more reps!

B.
For time: (10 minute cap)
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
Single Arm Thruster 55/35lbs
Walking V-ups, alternating sides each rep
Burpees to Plate 45/25lbs

C.
3 Minute Challenge!
Plank for max time, once you fall out, flutter kicks till finish!


Announcements & Upcoming Events

Personal Training @ CFD – Our Defined Personal Training program allows athletes an opportunity to work one-on-one with our knowledgeable coaching team to refine or review specialty skills, general technique, and/or lifestyle practices.  To learn more about our 7 different personal training options: Click here!

Next Defined On-Ramp – Sunday, December 9th – Contact Coach Cara@crossfitdefined.com, to register for any upcoming onramp and/or if you have any questions regarding our program.

Schedule a “No Sweat Intro Session”: If interested in scheduling an introductory conversation to sit-down to discuss your goals, athletic background, injuries/limitations, tour the facility and answer any questions you may have about our programClick here! 

Conjugate Defined 103 – Small Group strength training session #3 with Coach David and Coach Ben starts Nov. 20th and meets three times per week. All program details and sign up here.

Free “Intro to CrossFit” Class: For anyone completely new to CrossFit. A class held once a month for anyone that is interested in learning more about our program. All levels are welcome! Saturday, December 1st, from 11am-Noon Register

“Get What You Came For” – New article by David Sutor, here.

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Week’s Preview: Week 3/4
Friday: Tall Jerk + Pressing

A.
Front Squat with pace
-Pace: 3.1.3
-Find heavy 3 for the day
-Goal is to meet and beat each week’s heavy set
-Take 15 minutes, 8-10 sets building

*Drop Set X 1: Reduce weight by 20-30lbs and complete 1 max effort unbroken set with no pace!
Record weight used and reps completed!

B. 
5 Rounds: E.M.O.T.M. (15 minutes)
Min 1:Russian KB swing X 15 reps 70/55lbs
Min 2: Overhead Plate Lunge X 15 reps 45/25lbs
-scale to goblet position with kb or db
Min 3: Double Unders x 50 reps


Announcements & Upcoming Events

Women’s Health and Hormone Nutritional Workshop: This Sunday, Nov. 18th  More details and registration here! 

Personal Training @ CFD – Our Defined Personal Training program allows athletes an opportunity to work one-on-one with our knowledgeable coaching team to refine or review specialty skills, general technique, and/or lifestyle practices.  To learn more about our 7 different personal training options: Click here!

Next Defined On-Ramp – Sunday, December 9th – Contact Coach Cara@crossfitdefined.com, to register for any upcoming onramp and/or if you have any questions regarding our program.

Schedule a “No Sweat Intro Session”: If interested in scheduling an introductory conversation to sit-down to discuss your goals, athletic background, injuries/limitations, tour the facility and answer any questions you may have about our programClick here! 

Conjugate Defined 103 – Small Group strength training session #3 with Coach David and Coach Ben starts Nov. 20th and meets three times per week. All program details and sign up here.

Free “Intro to CrossFit” Class: For anyone completely new to CrossFit. A class held once a month for anyone that is interested in learning more about our program. All levels are welcome! Saturday, December 1st, from 11am-Noon Register

“Get What You Came For” – New article by David Sutor, here.

Friday, November 9th, 2018

Week’s Preview: Week 2/4

A.
Front Squat with pace
-Pace: 3.1.3
-Find heavy 3 for the day
-Take 16 minutes, 8-10 sets building

B.
3 Rounds For time: (14 minute cap)
Row 500/400 meters
5 X Chest to Bar Pullups
10 X Pushups with Hand Release
15 X Deadlifts
Rest 1 Minute
Rx Barbell weight: 135/95lbs
-Use no more than 30-35% of Conventional DL 1rm

 


Announcements & Upcoming Events

Women’s Health and Hormone Nutritional Workshop: Sunday, Nov. 18th  More details and registration here! 

Personal Training @ CFD – Our Defined Personal Training program allows athletes an opportunity to work one-on-one with our knowledgeable coaching team to refine or review specialty skills, general technique, and/or lifestyle practices.  To learn more about our 7 different personal training options: Click here!

Next Defined On-Ramp – This Coming Sunday, November 11th – Contact Coach Cara@crossfitdefined.com, to register for any upcoming onramp and/or if you have any questions regarding our program.

Schedule a “No Sweat Intro Session”: If interested in scheduling an introductory conversation to sit-down to discuss your goals, athletic background, injuries/limitations, tour the facility and answer any questions you may have about our programClick here! 

Conjugate Defined 103 – Small Group strength training session #3 with Coach David and Coach Ben starts Nov. 20th and meets three times per week. All program details and sign up here.

Free “Intro to CrossFit” Class: For anyone completely new to CrossFit. A class held once a month for anyone that is interested in learning more about our program. All levels are welcome! Saturday, December 1st, from 11am-Noon Register

“Get What You Came For” – New article by David Sutor, here.

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Today’s Specialty Class

“Life Lifting” with Coach David, 8-9pm. All members welcome, no experience needed. A class built around strongman movements, conjugate training, and sprint work. This class replaces the 8pm WOD class.


Announcements & Upcoming Events

Personal Training @ CFD – Our Defined Personal Training program allows athletes an opportunity to work one-on-one with our knowledgeable coaching team to refine or review specialty skills, general technique, and/or lifestyle practices.  To learn more about our 7 different personal training options: Click here!

Free “Intro to CrossFit” Class: For anyone completely new to CrossFit. A class held once a month for anyone that is interested in learning more about our program. All levels are welcome! Saturday, November 3rd, from 11am-Noon Register Here! 

Next Defined On-Ramp – Sunday, November 11th – Contact Coach Cara@crossfitdefined.com, to register for any upcoming onramp and/or if you have any questions regarding our program.

Schedule a “No Sweat Intro Session”: If interested in scheduling an introductory conversation to sit-down to discuss your goals, athletic background, injuries/limitations, tour the facility and answer any questions you may have about our program. Click here! 

“Goosebumps” – new article, click here to read more.


New Cycle starts today!
Week’s Preview: Week 1/4
Tuesday: Strict Press + Pushpress
Wednesday: Clean complex + Clean waves

A.
Front Squat: Find heavy 3 with pace
-Pace: 3 seconds down, 1 second in bottom, 3 seconds up
-Building in weight to heavy 3 for the day
-Take 8-10 sets over 16 minutes

9 Reasons WHY we are Front Squatting! 

B.
4 Rounds for time; (14 minute cap)
Row X 21/16 calories
Wallballs X 15 reps 20/14lbs
Burpee Box Jump Overs X 9 reps 24/20″
Rest 1 minute

 

a sneak peak into our Tuesday night mobility with Coach Ben

 

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Today’s Specialty Class

“Mobility” Class with Coach Ben W, 6:00-6:30pm. October Focus: Focusing on  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. Learn how to squat comfortably and heavy!


Announcements & Upcoming Events

8th Annual Defined Halloween Party: It’s time for our favorite spook-tacular bash of the year. This Halloween weekend, we’ll dress up to get down at DIAG Bar (2856 N. Southport Ave.) on Saturday, 10/27 from 8pm – 11pm! $40 at the door gets you open bar and unlimited food! Dj, games, private venue! All friends of CFD are invited!  Registration here! 

BYO-BAE (before anyone else) – Friday, October 19th w/ Coach Allyn & Danny. Ever wonder what BAE does at Defined? Don’t sweat (or do!) because CrossFit Defined is hosting your next date night. You and your favorite human are invited to BYO-BAE: a FREE, all-levels partner workout + social. Here’s what you need to tell BAE…

Personal Training @ CFD – Our Defined Personal Training program allows athletes an opportunity to work one-on-one with our knowledgeable coaching team to refine or review specialty skills, general technique, and/or lifestyle practices.  To learn more about our 7 different personal training options: Click here!

Next Defined On-Ramp – Sunday, October 21st – Contact Coach Cara@crossfitdefined.com, to register for any upcoming onramp and/or if you have any questions regarding our program. (Only 2 spots left!!)

Schedule a “No Sweat Intro Session”: If interested in scheduling an introductory conversation to sit-down to discuss your goals, athletic background, injuries/limitations, tour the facility and answer any questions you may have about our program. Click here! 

“Goosebumps” – new article, click here to read more.


Week’s Preview: Week 4/4 (Last week on this cycle!)
Wednesday: Long WOD
Friday: Speed Squats

A.
Athlete’s Choice: Week 4
2-Position Clean + Split Jerk: (1+1+1)
or
2-Position Snatch + Snatch Balance: (1+1+1)
-2 Position: Ground + Hang
-Take 10 minutes building to a moderate/heavy working weight

B.
“Running Bear”
3 Rounds: 4 Minutes ON/ 2 Minutes OFF
Run 400 meters or Row 500 meters
*Finish remaining time of each round with max reps Cycles of “The Bear Complex”:
-Power Clean
-Front Squat
-Jerk, any style
-Back Squat
-Jerk, any style
OR
“The Bull Complex”
-Power Snatch
-Overhead Squat
-Snatch Balance
-Back Squat
-Snatch Balance

Rest 2 minutes

*Recording total cycles completed over  3 rounds

-Barbell weight should not exceed 40-45% of 1RM C&J
-Rx Barbell weight: 115/75lbs

C.
Mobility X 4 Minutes
Couch Stretch 
-Focusing on opening the hip flexors, quads and abdomen!