CrossFit WOD, March 2, 2018

March 2nd

Snatch Balance (4-4-4-4-4)
Bare bar muscle snatch between sets. No dip
Snatch Grip Push Press (3-3-3-3-3-3)
Behind the neck

5 wall squats between sets 3-3-1 tempo

CrossFit WOD, March 1, 2018

March 1st

Odd rounds: 1 Perfect Rope Climb
Even rounds: Practice HSPU cycling 5-8 reps
Odd rounds: 3 Foot-locks on rope
Even rounds: 30sec HS hold

30/20 cal row
15 front squats at bodyweight
4 rope climbs

*7 min cap

Let’s Talk about Self-Talk!

Brought to you by Coach Brittany…
Why can it be so dang hard to have a positive internal dialogue? You would never walk up to another member at the gym and tell them “I see how bad your pull ups are and you should probably quit” But why is it okay that we do it to ourselves?
I have struggled with negative self talk for the majority of my life. It all came to a head when I was in the middle of a hard workout with chest to bar pulls ups. I kept telling myself “if I wasn’t so fat  maybe I could do them. I should just quit right now because obviously I suck at them.” I happened to look over and see my two sweet children at that moment. What if I said these thoughts out loud and they heard me? Even worse, would I ever say things like that to them? No way. At that moment I knew my mentality had to change. Why would I talk so nasty to myself when I would never dream of letting them think about themselves in that way. We need to encourage ourselves just like we would to the people around us.
My First Step to achieving a positive internal dialogue is acknowledging when I am being negative. Really connect to your mind and hear your own thoughts so you can take that first step to changing your thoughts.
My Second Step is to make a planned response in those moments. To ask questions like the ones listed below that I found from the article Challenging Negative Self-Talk, by Ben Martin, Psy.D.
1. Reality testing
•What is my evidence for and against my thinking?
•Are my thoughts factual, or are they just my interpretations?
•Am I jumping to negative conclusions?
•How can I find out if my thoughts are actually true?
2. Look for alternative explanations
•Are there any other ways that I could look at this situation?
•If I were being positive, how would I perceive this situation?
3. Putting it in perspective
•Is this situation as bad as I am making out to be?
•What is the worst thing that could happen? How likely is it?
•What is the best thing that could happen?
•Will this matter in five years time?
4. Using goal-directed thinking
•Is thinking this way helping me to feel good or to achieve my goals?
•Is there something I can learn from this situation, to help me do it better next time?

My Third Step is to make time for myself. I love to listen to a personal growth podcast, wether it be in the car, in bed at night, or my personal favorite, while doing household chores with headphones on.

Conclusion – Words of Wisdom

Take a minute to see yourself- midworkout, exhausted, chipping away at the work- from a coach’s perspective. We KNOW you are CAPABLE. We can see that you are STRONG! You keep coming back day after day so we know that you are DEDICATED. And you NEVER, EVER give up. We see your strengths and gently but persistently stoke that inner spark of strength into a blazing fireball. Now put yourself in your coach’s shoes and REALLY see yourself. Do you see yourself as the person who you just told that they are powerless and suck at snatches? Or do you instead see your potential and even though it’s hard, you see yourself keep moving and powering through. Do you realize that when you first walked through the front doors at CFII, you might have never touched a barbell but now you are doing SETS of 65 lb power snatches when before you could barely do one single bare bar snatch?
See your power. Know you are capable. See yourself through my eyes. You only have one body and one mind. Imagine how UNSTOPPABLE you would be if you deeply believed in yourself through everything you did. If you loved yourself so deeply? If you saw and believed in yourself the way that we do, your ENTIRE LIFE would change.
Coach Brittany
Ps. Please watch his video when able. I ended up crying because it touched my so deeply and really did help me with developing stronger positive self take.

CrossFit WOD, February 28, 2018

Feb 28th

Hang Clean (3-3-3-3-3-3-3)
Single Leg Deadlift with Barbell (8-8-8-8-8)
Pistol Practice between sets

Metcon (Time)
Partner 6K Run

One person runs at a time. No less than 200 meters, no more than 800 meters.
Metcon (Time)
Partner 4K Run

Rowing is alternative. One person works at a time.

CrossFit WOD, February 27, 2018

Feb 27th


Open Workout Recovery Practice
– Banded Distraction Stretches and Isometrics
Level 2: 6 Rounds for time: 2 Snatch 185/125 and 6 Burpee Box Jumps 30/24
Level 1: 4 Rounds for time: 12 Power Snatch 75/55, 12 Push Press 75/55, 12 Box Jumps 24/20

CrossFit WOD, February 26, 2018

Feb 26th


Metcon (Weight)
6 sets:
2 BTN split jerks +1 front rack split jerk
Push Jerk (5-5-5-5-5)
Alternate sets with pvc pausing jerk dips. 5 sec hold in each dip.
Crossfit Games Open 18.1 (Ages 16-54) (AMRAP – Reps)
Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:

8 Toes-to-bars
10 Dumbbell Hang C&J 50/35 lb
14/12-Cal Row

Crossfit Games Open 18.1 Scaled (Ages 16-54) (AMRAP – Reps)
Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:

8 Hanging Knee Raises
10 Dumbbell Hang C&J 35/20 lb
14/12-Cal Row

CrossFit WOD, February 23, 2018

Feb 23rd

Overhead Squat (3-3-3-3-3-3)
5/5/2/2 Tempo
5 sec lower
5 sec hold
2 sec stand
2 sec hold

Metcon (Time)
6 RFT:
5 Squat Snatch 95/65#
10 Ring Dips
40 Double-Unders
Metcon (Time)
6 RFT:
10 KB taters 53/35#
10 HR push ups
120 Single unders

CrossFit WOD, February 22, 2018

Feb 22nd

5 Sets:
– 6 Strict Muscle Ups (Toe Spot/Feet Elevated)
– 12 Heavy Russian KB Swings
– 6 Hollow to Bridge Snaps
– 12 V-ups

Metcon (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)
16 minute partner AMRAP:
– 12 Burpees
– 15/12 cal Bike / Ski / Row
– 18 KB Snatches 53/35
Metcon (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)
16 minute Partner AMRAP:
12 Ball slams
15/12 cal Bike/Ski/Row
18 Ab-mat sit-ups

*Alternate every movement with partner.

CrossFit WOD, February 21, 2018

Feb 21st

Split Jerk (3-3-3-3-3-3)
Up to 70%
Bench Press (5-5-5-5-5)

Metcon (AMRAP – Reps)
7min amrap ascending ladder of:
Thruster + Chest to Bar
3/3 6/6 9/9…
Metcon (AMRAP – Reps)
10min amrap ascending ladder of:
Pull-ups + Wall balls
3/3 6/6 9/9…

CrossFit WOD, February 20, 2018

Feb 20th

3 rounds 2min rotating stations:

ROW / Jump Rope / CORE

Metcon (Time)
800m Run
50 KBS 53/35#
800m Run
50 KB OH walking lunges
400m run
50 push ups
400m run
Metcon (Time)
400m Run
50 KBS
400m Run
50 OH DB walking lunges
400m run
50 push ups
400m run
50 DB OH walking lunges