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16 Jul 2014

Thursday 071714

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1. Perform three rounds of this couplet for time.

Deadlift body weight 15 reps 
Run 250 meters

2a. Seated DB Press, 3 sets x 8-10 reps moderate weight; 21×1 
2b. Weighted Pull-up cluster, 3 sets x 1.1.1.1, 21×1

The pull-ups are strict. Perform one rep drop off for a one count then 
repeat 3 more times.

Summer in New England always feels to me like trying to pack a year’s worth of outdoor fun into 90 days. It seems like there’s a BBQ, happy hour, sporting event, or party every weekend to tempt me with beer, chips, and all sorts of less than healthy fun. And while having a “cheat day” isn’t the worst thing in the world, having them three times a week all summer can add up.  And since the BBQ is the most ubiquitous summer activity, here is a little advice on making at least some of those BBQ’s a little bit healthier. 

Be Prepared

  • Don’t show up hungry – snacks at BBQs plentiful in calorie and fat content (think chips, boxed cookies, etc), with scarce vegetable offerings. Have a salad or some fruit before you go so you’re not starving.
  •  BYO… If you want to be sure there’s something healthy there (like delicious kebabs, see below) or grass-fed, humanely raised hamburgers (instead of Bubba Burgers) then the safest bet is to bring it yourself.
  • Stay hydrated. Alcohol and heat can combine to cause dehydration. Water will also make you a little less hungry. Try to drink a glass every hour, or alternate a glass of water with each alcoholic beverage.

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15 Jul 2014

Wednesday 071614

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Complete 5 rounds for time

1000m row 
15 Thrusters, 75/55 
15 Burpees

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15 Jul 2014

Tuesday Tip – 071514

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Hello Folks! I am going to start posting blogs of Yoga/Mobility warm ups and cool downs! I will give y’all some knowledge to give your body some love after kicking your own ass in class! Love/Hate relationship. :) 

 
Todays work out: 
 
1a. Bench Press – 3 sets x 5 reps @ 80%; tempo 21×2
1b. Ring Rows (strict) – 3 x 8-12 reps; tempo 3133
 
2. 2 x 1500m, rest 4 mins between sets
 
Before Class:
 
10- Downword Dog Poses, glide down into a Strict Plank, lower slowly to the floor and press up to an Up-dog. 
Tips: In the Down-dog, Hands and feet are in the distance of your plank. Press back, meaning push your butt to the ceiling, core engaged and shoulders are open.(don’t squeeze scapulas together) – Plank, very simple. Lower down like a strict push up. – Up-dog, to press up you need to engage your legs. To do so, Your laces are pressing against the floor, which will pull your knees, thighs and hips off of the floor. Your core is tight and your head in neutral to your spine. The only parts of you body that should be touching the floor in a Up-dog are your hands and the tops of your feet. (laces)
 
5 each arm, 4 way band stretches. You all have done this before in classes. 
- Band Bully
- Lateral Opener
- Bully Extension Bias
- Banded Overhead Distraction 
 
Now, before class all of these can be performed at a quicker pace. Still take your time but you do not need to spend a couple mins on each pose. 
 
AFTER class, do all of theses poses 2-3 minutes on each side. ALL of them! Even the Down-dog, Up-dog flow. Each 30 seconds take a DEEP breath and on the exhale get deeper into every single one of these mobility poses. 
 
Give your body some LOVE! 
 
-Coach Jen aka “Mighty Mouse”
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14 Jul 2014

Tuesday 071514

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1a. Bench Press – 3 sets x 5 reps @ 80%; tempo 21×2 
1b. Ring Rows (strict) – 3 x 8-12 reps; tempo 3133

2. 2 x 1500m, rest 4 mins between sets

13 Jul 2014

Monday 071414

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1. Deadlift – 3 x 5 reps @ 80%, tempo 21×2

2. For time 
21 Squat Clean, 50% of BW 
21 Push-ups 
15 Squat Clean 
15 Push-ups 
9 Squat Clean 
9 Push-ups

12 Jul 2014

Sunday 071314

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1. EMOM 15 
3 CTB Pull-ups 
5 Thruster, 95#/65#

2. Partner AMRAP 15 
200m run 
max pistols alternating each rep 
400m run 
max box jumps, 24″/20″ (step down) 
800m run 
max wallball shots, 20#/15# 
1600m run 
max push-ups

Both complete the entire work. 1 begins with the run while the other starts with pistols then switch. Keep alternating until 15 minutes are up. If both complete the 1600m run, then start again at the beginning.

12 Jul 2014

Saturday 071214

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1. 2 rounds for quality
15 Back extension
15 Dips

2. AMRAP 8
15 Russian Swings, 32kg/24kg
15 Burpee to a 25# plate

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11 Jul 2014

FIRE IT UP! Friday 7/10/14

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FIRE IT UP! FIRE IT UP!

Hey, the Baystate Games are this coming weekend and there are quite a few of your fellow members competing. So, get out and show your support. The event is held at UMass Boston. The ladies kick off the morning and the men mid morning to afternoon. Here is a list of those competing:

Women Competition Begins @ 9AM:
Sharon Leary
Sophie Hu

Lightweight men Competition Begins @ 12pm:
Sean Theriault
Joe Mathias

Heavyweight men Competition Begins @ 3pm:
“Mobility” Martin Breu
Eric Jonas

I know from experience that this day is always better when there are some others around to support you. If you have some free time on Sunday, get down there and cheer them on!

REBOOT TIME

I am going to be taking some days off with my family to head down to Old Latrobe where my Mother and Sisters reside. My family has yet to meet Zoë and are eager to do so. I am looking forward to taking some time to reboot and recharge the batteries for when we get back. So, if you don’t see me for a few days, don’t freak out. :-)

WHAT’S ON TAP

Saturday 7/12

1. 2 rounds for quality
15 Back extension
15 Dips

2. AMRAP 8
15 Russian Swings, 32kg/24kg
15 Burpee to a 25# plate

Sunday 7/13

1. EMOM 15
3 CTB Pull-ups
5 Thruster, 95#/65#

2. Partner AMRAP 15
200m run
max pistols alternating each rep
400m run
max box jumps, 24″/20″ (step down)
800m run
max wallball shots, 20#/15#
1600m run
max push-ups

Both complete the entire work. 1 begins with the run while the other starts with pistols then switch. Keep alternating until 15 minutes are up. If both complete the 1600m run, then start again at the beginning.

Monday 7/14

1. Deadlift – 3 x 5 reps @ 80%, tempo 21×2

2. For time
21 Squat Clean, 50% of BW
21 Push-ups
15 Squat Clean
15 Push-ups
9 Squat Clean
9 Push-ups

Tuesday 7/15

1a. Bench Press – 3 sets x 5 reps @ 80%; tempo 21×2
1b. Ring Rows (strict) – 3 x 8-12 reps; tempo 3133

2. 2 x 1500m, rest 4 mins between sets

Wednesday 7/16

Complete 5 rounds for time

1000m row
15 Thrusters, 75/55
15 Burpees

Thursday 7/17

1. Perform three rounds of this couplet for time.

Deadlift body weight 15 reps
Run 250 meters

2a. Seated DB Press, 3 sets x 8-10 reps moderate weight; 21×1
2b. Weighted Pull-up cluster, 3 sets x 1.1.1.1, 21×1

The pull-ups are strict. Perform one rep drop off for a one count then repeat 3 more times.

Friday 7/18

Tier 1 Fitness Rating Test

400m med ball run
Max Pull-ups
Max Push-ups
Max Sit-ups (1 minute)
Tabata Squats

Saturday 7/19

1. EMOM 12 – women 4 snatch/men 2 Snatch @ 75%

2. Row :30/:30 – 20 rounds
:30 @ 90% take 7-10 seconds off your 500m pace
:30 rest

Hold the pace for all 20 rounds

 

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10 Jul 2014

Friday 071114

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Clean and Jerk 21-15-12-9-6-3 and 1 reps.

Notes:

1) Add weight to each set. Rest two minutes between sets. 
2) Total loads for all 7 sets. 
3) No rest on ground during sets. Touch and go at ground.


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