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Burpees for Bros!

 

BURPEES FOR BROS!

We know there is burpee fever at the Cove right now due to our “Fall Into Healthy Habits” challenge and it is just awesome. Since we know you’ll miss them soon, we have another burpee spectacular coming up in early November!

In an effort to help in the battle against prostate and testicular cancer we are going to be doing a “Burpees for Bros” event at the Cove on Saturday November 12th and 11 AM. It is an hour of burpees in an effort to raise money for the Movember Foundation. If you are interested in participating you can sign up for the event on the Movember team web site (moteam.co/burpeesforbros). Once signed onto the team, you can use the time until the event to receive as many sponsors as possible to support you in that hour of burpees. Bring friends and family as the more people that participate, the more we can raise.

So for those that are interested please sign on up… and guys, let’s start growing that facial hair. I know we all can’t grow a mustache as spectacular as Coach Chris, but we can certainly try. But what we CAN do is help spread the word about the importance of men seeing their doctor.

Here is a link to our Facebook event page at the Cove HERE

Let’s make burpees fun AND meaningful.

SKILL WOD

8 Bent Over Barbell Row

8 Strict Leg Rasis/Strict Toes to Bar

30 sec Weighted Low Plank

3 Rounds

 

WOD

5 Burpees

10 Wall Balls

30 Double Unders

10 min AMRAP

 

 

Coach’s Tip: We love Barbell Rows! It is a great opportunity to really focus on the hinge at the hips. That is a common error in olympic lifting, so use the skill time to… well, work on that skill!  It will also give you some horizontal pulling which is always a good for scap and shoulder strength. The metcon is a “no barbell” day. They can be less exciting to read on the blog, but if you do it right, we promise it will be an awesome 10 minutes of work.

 

Robert N. crushing the assault bike.  And, oh… that hair!  

 

Burpees for Bros!!!

 

BURPEES FOR BROS!

We know there is burpee fever at the Cove right now due to our “Fall Into Healthy Habits” challenge and it is just awesome. Since we know you’ll miss them soon, we have another burpee spectacular coming up in early November!

In an effort to help in the battle against prostate and testicular cancer we are going to be doing a “Burpees for Bros” event at the Cove on Saturday November 12th and 11 AM. It is an hour of burpees in an effort to raise money for the Movember Foundation. If you are interested in participating you can sign up for the event on the Movember team web site (moteam.co/burpeesforbros). Once signed onto the team, you can use the time until the event to receive as many sponsors as possible to support you in that hour of burpees. Bring friends and family as the more people that participate, the more we can raise.

So for those that are interested please sign on up… and guys, let’s start growing that facial hair. I know we all can’t grow a mustache as spectacular as Coach Chris, but we can certainly try. But what we CAN do is help spread the word about the importance of men seeing their doctor.

Here is a link to our Facebook event page at the Cove HERE

Let’s make burpees fun AND meaningful.

STRENGTH WOD

Take 10 minutes to find a heavy 3 Rep Push Jerk (from the ground)

 

WOD

400 M Run

18 KB Swings

12 Push Jerks

4 Rnds

Fitness: 95/65 (35/26)

Performance: 135/95 (53/35)

Open: 135/95 (70/53)

 

Coach’s Tip: Unlike Monday’s squatting where the lift was the focus, the strength work should be approached as a warm up for the workout. The Metcon is meant to be more of a longer endurance day. It is modeled after Helen, but meant to be attacked at a moderate load.

 

Two ladies in their ‘happy place’!  

 

Goals!

 GOAL WALL

We’ve had a number of members talk to us about their goals, and nothing makes us happier than an athlete who has something they are striving for. There’s been an uptick in competition sign ups (huge congrats to Mike K. and the fabulous duo of Angela and Liz for killing it at the Festivus Games this weekend!) and the gym seems to be bustling with people working on developing specific skills or building strength. Again, this is #amazeballs!  And we want to support you however we can.

Coach John did a great write up on setting goals AND setting yourself up for success.  Take a look at these wise words and reach out to us for help!

COACH JOHN AND THE GOAL WALL

Question- How many gyms out there have goal walls dedicated for their members?

Answer- A lot

Question- How many of those gyms consistently update their goal walls?

Answer- Not many (in my experience at least)

Here at the Cove we are dedicated to helping our members achieve their maximum potential. Whether it’s becoming stronger, faster, losing weight, or just doing something you have never done before, we want to help. So how can we help? Well, the first part starts with you and setting a goal(s). At the beginning of the year we wrote a blog post about re-vamping our goal wall and how to set goals/where to start. If you don’t remember, here is a quick recap-

In order to give yourself the best chance at reaching your goals, each one must be SMART:

Specific

Measurable

Achievable

Realistic

Time Bound

We also helped people direct their focus by narrowing down goals to no more than 3 at a time and ones that were able to be reached within 2-3 months (although yes, you should have more than 3 goals per year and have both short and long term goals).

Why did we want to set our goal wall up like this? Because, we want people to come in, look at their goals, and say to themselves “What can I do today to help myself get closer to my goals?” instead of “Eh, I got until the end of the year to do this…plenty of time left!” If you don’t know what you can do to help yourself, ask a coach and they can help direct you.  As most of you know we offer tons of additional services to help you reach those goals including free and paid clinics (handstands, running, double unders, etc.), competitor’s class, barbell club… and of course personal coaching!

Well, my awesome peoples, it must be working! We have seen members constantly achieve and update their goals throughout the year. We coaches are constantly scanning the goal wall for updates and we take note when goals are achieved. The reason we bring this up now is because we are entering the third quarter of the year and we want to remind everyone to close out the year strong! Don’t let up on your progress just because it’s getting toward the end of the year or because the holidays are coming. We want you to keep the gain-train going all year round!

We also want to hear some feedback – What goals have you achieved? What is left on your goal list for 2017?  What can we help you with?   When do you think Holden and Franey are finally going to do the workout “King Kong”?  Use this as a gentle reminder to think about what YOU want from this experience.  And if you’ve already identified some goals, are you on track to hit them?  Feel free to comment on this blog and tell us about your achievements or send us a note on what you need help with.  That’s what we are here for!

 

STRENGTH WOD

Back Squats 4/4/4/4/4

(80-90%- go heavier than last week)

 

WOD

6 Sets of the following:

30 Seconds Max Front Squats

30 Seconds Rest

30 Seconds Max Pull ups

30 Seconds Rest

Fitness: 75/55

Performance: 95/65

Open: 115/75 (chest to Bar)

 

 

Coach’s Tip: Pour your focus into the strength portion today. The second part of the workout should be a load and progression that you can move the whole 30 seconds (maybe one break). Avoid singles on the pulls ups and instead find a scale that allows you to string multiple reps.

 

Nothing make us happier than this Cove OG Andy M. walking through the doors Thursday night!  Just like riding a bike (well… erg)!  

 

Namaste!

 YOGA @8:15 and OPEN GYM 9a-NOON
 

Come and join Ashley for another great yoga session in the morning!  Or if you want to sleep in, hit Open Gym from 9a till Noon (as always!)

Oh, the ‘stache.  And the shorts…  

 

Competitor’s Class Saturday Morning!

 COMPETITOR’S CLASS 8am

We are so excited to see so many people interested in joining the Competitor’s Class and programming we are testing out.  We are expecting a great group tomorrow and look forward to a great session.  Remember that we are doing a 15 minute ‘meeting’ after the WOD to answer questions and talk more about the goals of this program!  See you bright and early!

 

 STRENGTH WOD

8 Bulgarian Split Squats (with DB or KB) (8 per leg)

8 RDLs

8 Glute Bridges

3 Rounds

WOD

50 Air Squats

40 KB Swings

30/20 Assault Bike Cals

Fitness: 35/26

Performance: 53/35

Open: 70/53

Coach’s Tip: The strength work is to compliment our squat cycle.  The WOD should be fast and dirty– like REALLY fast.  We’re talking under 5 minutes!

 

Nothing make us happier than this Cove OG Andy M. walking through the doors last night!  Just like riding a bike (well… erg)!  

 

Friday, October 13th, 2017

 STRENGTH WOD

Squat Snatch

1 Rep EMOM for 10 minutes

Same weight across

WOD

100 Power Snatch

5 Burpees every minute

(each partner does the burpees, but only one partner is working on the barbell)

Fitness: 75/55

Performance: 95/65

Open: 95/65

 

Coach’s Tip: Today we hit something a little different during partner WOD today.  At the call of 3-2-1 -Go! both partners will do five burpees together.  Then Partner A picks up the barbell and does as many snatches in the remaining time left in the first minute.  At the top of the next minute, both partners do five burpees and Partner B does as many snatches in the remaining time of that minute.  Repeat this cycle until 100 Snatch reps are complete.  We are aiming for close to 10 snatch reps in every minute, so this workout should be quick and the load should be light.

 

Michael K. showed up to volunteer but ended up competing as last minute sub.  He crushed it!  

 

Keep the Competitor’s Class sign ups coming!

 COMPETITOR’S CLASS!

We are so excited to see so many people interested in joining the Competitor’s Class and programming we are testing out.  With a large number of athletes catching the competitor’s bug after the most recent in-house competition and other local competitions, over the past 3 months we have provided additional programming and classes to a few competitive athletes at the Cove as a pilot project. It has been a trial program that we are still developing and we are looking to expand to trial to the greater Cove membership.

Some details about the program are:

  • This program is available for both “RX” and “Scaled” athletes
  • The existing Cove programming is the core of the program. The focus remains on the great programming and classes at the gym but we offer additional skill, conditioning, and strength work to be done after class.
  • We have a dedicated competitor’s class on Saturday’s at 8 AM. These classes are very specific in the design to help the competitive athlete and are a ton of fun.
  • We release our workouts via our separate daily wod page and via the private Facebook group. You can follow our accessory work at http://crossfitcove.com/cove-open-training/.
  • We provide additional accessory work on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday and we have our dedicated class on Saturdays.
  • Scaling is very much allowed and often encouraged to ensure you get the most out of the workouts.

 

As for now we are still in the early development phases and want to continue to offer it as a free trial. If we decide to continue with the program there will likely be a small additional cost for being part of the team.  If you are interested in giving it a try and throwing down with us for the 8 AM competitor’s classes, please email us at John@CrossFitCove.com or Brian@CrossFitCove.com .

 

ENGINE CLUB!

Only a few more days to sign up for the Engine Club!  We have a great group signed up and have space for just a few more.  We’ve had lots of  interest from athletes looking to improving their conditioning (and specifically running) and the “Engine Club” will do just that!  This is a four-week class that will be lead by the Engine Mom herself Coach Maria. 

The four weeks will include:

– Running technique:  specifically focused on the “Pose Method” of running

– Pre and post run mobility

– WODs specific to run conditioning through speed work as well as longer endurance workouts

– Video analysis to improve run technique

– Private Facebook group to share video / mobility drills and for additional support 

This club is open to all members at Cove and is appropriate for all running backgrounds. We will meet once a week on Wednesday evenings between 7 and 8pm starting on October 11th. The cost of the program is $60 and you can sign up at the following link.  For those that love or hate running this is your chance to get better with a lot of other great folks.  This will be open to friends and family if you know a “non-Covie” who might be interest.

 

 STRENGTH WOD

5 I’s, Y’s and T’s

3 Wall Walks

1 Rope Climb (Open Track= legless)

3 Rounds

WOD

___ Handstand Push ups

20/15 Cal Row

30 KB Swings

40 Air Squats

3 Rounds

Fitness: 10 Seated DB Press

Performance: 10 HSPU

Open: 15 HSPU

Coach’s Tip: We hit some rope climbs in the skill along with some accessory shoulder work in the skill section, so this should be a great warm up for the Metcon.  Lots of pressing and pulling today, so use the air squat to rest those shoulders!

 

THIS is what the Clash at the Cove is about!  

 

Competition Fever!

 COMPETITOR’S CLASS!

We know a number of athletes have recently caught the competitor’s bug after the most recent in-house competition and other local competitions. In an effort to help support those competitive athletes,  over the past 3 months we have provided additional programming and classes to a few competitive athletes at the Cove as a pilot project. It has been a trial program that we are still developing and we are looking to expand to trial to the greater Cove membership.

Some details about the program are:

  • This program is available for both “RX” and “Scaled” athletes
  • The existing Cove programming is the core of the program. The focus remains on the great programming and classes at the gym but we offer additional skill, conditioning, and strength work to be done after class.
  • We have a dedicated competitor’s class on Saturday’s at 8 AM. These classes are very specific in the design to help the competitive athlete and are a ton of fun.
  • We release our workouts via our separate daily wod page and via the private Facebook group. You can follow our accessory work at http://crossfitcove.com/cove-open-training/.
  • We provide additional accessory work on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday and we have our dedicated class on Saturdays.
  • Scaling is very much allowed and often encouraged to ensure you get the most out of the workouts.

 

As for now we are still in the early development phases and want to continue to offer it as a free trial. If we decide to continue with the program there will likely be a small additional cost for being part of the team.  If you are interested in giving it a try and throwing down with us for the 8 AM competitor’s classes, please email us at John@CrossFitCove.com or Brian@CrossFitCove.com .

 

ENGINE CLUB!

Only a few more days to sign up for the Engine Club!  We have a great group signed up and have space for just a few more.  We’ve had lots of  interest from athletes looking to improving their conditioning (and specifically running) and the “Engine Club” will do just that!  This is a four-week class that will be lead by the Engine Mom herself Coach Maria. 

The four weeks will include:

– Running technique:  specifically focused on the “Pose Method” of running

– Pre and post run mobility

– WODs specific to run conditioning through speed work as well as longer endurance workouts

– Video analysis to improve run technique

– Private Facebook group to share video / mobility drills and for additional support 

This club is open to all members at Cove and is appropriate for all running backgrounds. We will meet once a week on Wednesday evenings between 7 and 8pm starting on October 11th. The cost of the program is $60 and you can sign up at the following link.  For those that love or hate running this is your chance to get better with a lot of other great folks.  This will be open to friends and family if you know a “non-Covie” who might be interest.

 

 WOD

800 M Run

15 Hanging Power Cleans

20 Sit ups

600 M Run

15 Hanging Power Cleans

20 Sit Ups

400 M Run

15 Hanging Power Cleans

20 Sit Ups

200 M Run

15 Hanging Power Cleans

20 Sit Ups

 

Fitness: 95/65

Performance: 115/75

Open: 135/95, 15 GHDs

 

Coach’s Tip: This is a longer endurance workout today.  You should be able to move the weight on the cleans easily and sit ups feel like ‘rest’.  Only do GHD’s if you have been training on them regularly.  It’s only 15 reps at a time, but 60 is a big nut!

 

Speaking of competitive spirit… David M crushed it this weekend!  

 

Just a few more days to sign up for the Engine Club!

ENGINE CLUB!

Only a few more days to sign up for the Engine Club!  We have a great group signed up and have space for just a few more.  We’ve had lots of  interest from athletes looking to improving their conditioning (and specifically running) and the “Engine Club” will do just that!  This is a four-week class that will be lead by the Engine Mom herself Coach Maria. 

The four weeks will include:

– Running technique:  specifically focused on the “Pose Method” of running

– Pre and post run mobility

– WODs specific to run conditioning through speed work as well as longer endurance workouts

– Video analysis to improve run technique

– Private Facebook group to share video / mobility drills and for additional support 

This club is open to all members at Cove and is appropriate for all running backgrounds. We will meet once a week on Wednesday evenings between 7 and 8pm starting on October 11th. The cost of the program is $60 and you can sign up at the following link.  For those that love or hate running this is your chance to get better with a lot of other great folks.  This will be open to friends and family if you know a “non-Covie” who might be interest.

 

STRENGTH WOD

Back Squats/OHS 5/5/5/5/5

(80-90% of 3 RM across)

WOD

12 Burpees

____ Double Unders

4 Rounds

Fitness: 100 Singles

Performance: 50 Doubles

Open: 75 Doubles

 

Coach’s Tip: The focus here is on the 5×5 back squat/OHS at the high %.  After last week’s de-load week we will build over the next two weeks and then retest! The second piece is meant for a quick sweat and should be a fast and spicy workout.

 

Jenna M.  Beauty in motion.  

 

Three Days Left To Join The Engine Club

ENGINE CLUB!

We have had such interest from athletes looking to improving their conditioning (and specifically running) that we will be launching an “Engine Club”!  This is a four-week class that will be lead by the Engine Mom herself Coach Maria. 

The four weeks will include:

– Running technique:  specifically focused on the “Pose Method” of running

– Pre and post run mobility

– WODs specific to run conditioning through speed work as well as longer endurance workouts

– Video analysis to improve run technique

– Private Facebook group to share video / mobility drills and for additional support 

This club is open to all members at Cove and is appropriate for all running backgrounds. We will meet once a week on Wednesday evenings between 7 and 8pm starting on October 11th. The cost of the program is $60 and you can sign up at the following link.  For those that love or hate running this is your chance to get better with a lot of other great folks.  This will be open to friends and family if you know a “non-Covie” who might be interest.

 

CLASH AT THE COVE

 

We are so grateful for this amazing community, and nothing exemplified community like the Clash of the Cove this weekend.  We had teams of athletes who barely knew each other bond together like lifelong friends.  We had 75 competitors cheering for each other AND other teams… and the energy was palpable for every heat in every division.  We had 24 volunteers sign up, yet 36 showed up to help however they could!  We had members stay after to sweep and mop the gym, change out trash cans and get the gym back to one piece.  It takes a village to run events like this and we had coaches volunteer their time to support our athletes and ensure every system ran smoothly.   THIS was community at it’s finest.   Although in our minds everyone was a winner, here are some podium pics from the weekend.  We’ll be posting a Flickr album tomorrow with the rest of day’s photos!

 

 

WOD

12.3

18 min AMRAP

15 Box Jumps 

12 Push Press 

9 T2B

 

Fitness: 95/65

Performance: 115/75

Open: 115/75

Zipporah signed up for the scaled division but we “gently” encouraged her to do RX.  Just four months out from giving birth, she CRUSHED it.  Pure inspiration.