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, 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!

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Announcements & Upcoming Events

Yoga Recovery Class – This Sunday, October 14th @ 11am with guest Yoga teacher and Defined athlete, Stephanie V.  Bring your own mat if you have one. Friends and family of our members drop in for free.

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 4 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 3/4
Friday: Long wod

A. 
Athlete’s Choice:
2-Position Clean + Split Jerk: (1+1+2)
or
2-Position Snatch + Snatch Balance: (1+1+2)
-2 Position: Ground + Hang
-Take 15 minutes building to a heavy for the day!
B.
3 Rounds: E.M.O.T.M.
Min 1: RDL with pace X 5 reps
-Pace: 3.2.x.1
-Using your heavy from part A
Min 2: Tall Box Jumps X 5 reps
-Reset after each rep, jumping to a challenging height that is under your max!

C.
For time: 21-15-9 (9 minute cap)
Power Cleans
Bar over burpees

Rx barbell weight: 135/95lbs, using no more than 50% of your 1rm C&J

Partner Planks done right!

Friday, October 5th, 2018

Announcements & Upcoming Events

Yoga Recovery Class – Sunday, October 14th @ 11am with guest Yoga teacher and Defined athlete, Stephanie V.  Bring your own mat if you have one. Friends and family of our members drop in for free.

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.

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 2/4

A. 
Athlete’s Choice:
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 working weight @ or around 70-80% of 1rm C&J or Snatch

B.
E.M.O.T.M. X 8 Minutes
*Pause for 3 seconds in both the Split Jerk catch or Snatch Balance for each round!
Minutes 1-5:
Hang Clean + Split Jerk: (1+1)
or
Hang Snatch + Snatch Balance: (1+1)
Minute 6: Rest
Minutes 7-8: Add some weight

C. 
Benchmark CrossFit Girl WOD: “Jackie”
For time: (12 minute cap)
1000 Meter Row
50 X Thrusters 45/35lbs
30 X Pull-Ups

Team Training with the Depaul Rugby Club. Contact us if you have a group you want to bring in for any type of training with our Defined Coaches!

 

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Today’s Specialty Class

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


Announcements & Upcoming Events

Free “Intro to CrossFit” Class for anyone completely new to CrossFit. Tell a friend, bring a friend, come support someone new! Saturday, September 29th from 11am-Noon. Register 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, September 30th – 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 or limitations, tour the facility and answer any questions you may have about our program. Click here! 


New Cycle Starts this week. Week 1/4
Tuesday: Strict Pullup Strength work
Wednesday: Speed Squats + Running
Friday: Speed Bench

A. 
Athlete’s Choice:
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 working weight with either complex
B.
E.M.O.T.M. X 9 Minutes (3 Rounds)
Min 1: (1+1+2), using working weight from Part A
Min 2: RDL X 30-40 seconds
-Clean or Snatch Grip, use corresponding grip from complex chosen from Part A.
Min 3: Tall Box Jumps X 30-40 seconds
-Jump up, step down, focus on power and height
C.
10 Minute Amrap
10 X Toes to Bar or V-ups
8 X Russian KB Swings 70/55lbs
6 X Burpees to a plate (45lbs)

 

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Announcements & Upcoming Events

Free “Intro to CrossFit” Class for anyone completely new to CrossFit. Tell a friend, bring a friend, come support someone new! Saturday, September 29th from 11am-Noon. Register 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, September 30th – 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 or limitations, tour the facility and answer any questions you may have about our program. Click here! 


Week’s Preview: Week 4/4
Friday: Handstand Kickup skill practice

A.
Athlete’s Choice: Choose the Sotts press if you are working on your OHS complex or the Split Jerk press if you are working on the FS complex.Sotts Press
-Take 5 sets, every 90 seconds
-Building in sets of 3sORSplit Jerk Press
-Take 5 sets, every 90 seconds
-Building in sets of 3sB.
Athlete’s Choice: This is our last and heaviest week on this progression!Front Squat + Split Jerk: (1+1)
-Build to a heavy for the day
-Take 14 minutes

OR

Overhead Squat + Snatch Balance: (1+1)
-Build to a heavy for the day
-Take 14 minutes

C.
3 Rounds: 2 Minutes ON/ 2 Minutes OFF
Run 200 meters at the top of each round:
*Finish the remaining round with max reps of the following:
Round 1: Box Jumps 24/20″
Round 2: Box Jump Overs 24/20″
Round 3: Burpee Box Jump Overs 24/20″
Score is total reps performed over all 3 rounds!

 

Friday, September 7th, 2018

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, September 9th – Contact Coach Cara@crossfitdefined.com, to register for any upcoming onramp and/or if you have any questions regarding our program.

If interested in scheduling an introductory conversation to sit-down to discuss your goals, athletic background, injuries or limitations, tour the facility and answer any questions you may have about our program. Click here! 

Swiffer Wet Jet, Knee Surgery, Family & Reflection – New article posted here.


Week 3/4

A.
Athlete’s Choice:
-Choose a complex you want to focus on for the next 4 weeks.
-The % and load will change but the movements will stay the same!

Front Squat + Split Jerk: (1+1)
-Build to 80% of C&J or a moderate to heavy working weight
-Take 12 minutes,

OR

Overhead Squat + Snatch Balance: (1+1)
-Build to 80% of Snatch or a moderate to heavy working weight
-Take 12 minutes,

B. 
4 Working Sets: Every 2 minutes
Using one of the complexes from Part A,
-Perform 1 set every 2 minutes, resting remaining:
80% X (1+2) X 4 Sets
*Hold for 2 seconds on both the Split Jerk and Snatch Balance catch!
C.
“Helen” (12 minute cap)
3 Rounds: For time;
Run 400 meters (Row 500/400 Meters)
American KB Swings 55/35lbs X 21
Pullups X 12

Team Defined, Coach Ben R. and the rest of the CFD athletes killing the Tough Mudder!! #hoozah