Ok, Saturday Tough Mudder is sold out and Rosie and I are down for doing it on Sunday. Let me know if any of you are in, over the next couple days and I will create a team and sign up. The date is Sunday September 23rd. Make sure you plan on taking Monday off of work, I know I will be!
Let’s do this people, let me know by the end of the week if you’re in! We all need to sign up before the weekend is over, I’m not doing this alone – I need a team!
I really need to get serious about taking pictures!!!
We had a great time on Saturday, thanks to all of you who came! It was fun to hang out, be inspired by the Games athletes and sample some of your great Paleo dishes. The 3 WOD’s were just enough for everyone, a great way to end the week.
Today we are going to give our hips some serious love. We will spend a little time warming the body and then comes the hip love!
Looks like we’re going to have a decent turnout for Saturday’s WOD extravaganza and food share, as Rosie likes to call it.
Great job on yesterday’s WOD. It was long and those dead lifts got heavy pretty quick for me. A few of you skipped out on the longer WOD… Was it the smoke from the local fires, the heat, or just cherry picking and not going after the hard looking ones?
One more thing – on Saturday night Cake is playing in Grass Vally at World Fest. Rosie, my mom and I are going and I know of a few others from ACF that are 100% in on the fun up there in GV. If you have no plans and like the band Cake (not the food) come up and have a good time!
I was asked today why we do the snatch so often. My answer: We do it as often as we do so that you can all get better at it. (I could have you do it every day but I won’t…) If I programmed snatches once a month, I feel I would be doing you all a disservice. The snatch is a popular move in CrossFit competitions, not that we have a team and we might never have one (that’s ok!) but it’s a competitive movement for a reason. My thought is that if we successfully complete one of the most difficult lifts out there, we have a greater chance of being successful at the easy lifts. Remember, it is an Olympic movement and you won’t master it over night. I did see a few of you make a break through with your snatches today! Great job!!!
This Saturday we are having a Paleo Food Share* / CrossFit Games viewing / extra WOD’s. Please bring something Paleo to eat and share (we do have some vegetarians so it would be great to see some dishes for them too). We will be streaming the CrossFit Games while they’re available and also doing 3 of our own WOD’s. THIS WILL REPLACE OUR NORMAL SCHEDULE OF SATURDAY CLASSES.
There is a spot to sign up on the white board near the barbells. Please sign up so we know how many people to expect. We will start the first WOD around 9ish. Depending on how many of you show up, we may have to do a few different heats. In between our WOD’s we can enjoy some Paleo treats, socialize, get inspired by the Games….. It would be nice to see as many of you together at one time as possible. Staying for / participating in all WOD’s is optional. I sound like a parent or something…
*A word from today’s editor: I (Rosie) have an aversion to ‘pot lucks’. Why? Not really sure. Reminds me of some bad 80’s/90’s casseroles maybe, yikes.
The CrossFit Games schedule:
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Team competition
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Masters competition
11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Individual competition
2:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Live on ESPN3
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Team competition
8:30 a.m. – 6:15 p.m. Masters competition
10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Live on ESPN3
11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Individual competition
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Live on ESPN3
8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Masters
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Live on ESPN3
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Individual competition
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Team competition
Oh I forgot to mention, I have a surprise for everyone!!!
for 15 minutes,
with a snatch grip
dead lift 15 reps
hang squat snatch 10 reps
over head squat 5 reps
Here is a video that may help improve your snatch today!