Daily WOD

Monday, March 30th 2015

We are excited to share news that along with our membership growth, our coaching staff is growing too!  You may have seen this face around the gym (a lot) or on the Wodify Whiteboard, but we are thrilled to announce that Eric Seifert is now “Coach Eric”.  We’ll have his full bio up on the site soon, but he’s a longtime coach, elite college athlete (and still playing lacrosse for high level club teams), competitive CrossFitter and now a CF L1 Trainer.  So if you haven’t met him yet, you will SOON.  He’ll be on boarding and co-coaching classes starting this week!

So happy to have Coach Eric at the Cove!  

coacheric2

 Sharing some wisdom with Sean at 15.5… 

coach eric1

 

Enough about Eric… let’s get to Monday’s business!

STRENGTH WOD

 
Deadlift 5/5/5/5/5
(stay in control of the bar for each set of 5)

 

WOD

30 Double Unders
10 Hanging Power Cleans
5 Push Press
10 min AMRAP
Fitness 95/65 (60 singles)
RX 115/75
RX+ 135/95
This should be a load that you can move the whole 10 minutes. 
Keep the weight moderate.

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

OPEN GYM 9a-NOON

Did you miss a workout this week and want to try it? Was 15.5 super easy and you want to redo it?  Are you obsessed with double unders and want to practice?  Open Gym is tomorrow from 9 to noon.  Come on in!

We always stress good form and it all starts with how you address the bar.  Katie consistently approaches the bar with with her body in a great position and ready for a strong first pull!

 

katie address bar

 

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

While we might be thankful that the Open has ended, I’m sure some of us are sadistically looking forward to next year!  For me it exposed the things that I need to work on and highlighted the areas in my fitness where I have grown. One year from now the Open will return and I know that, as a gym collectively, we will have made great strides as athletes (yes, we are all athletes!) and as people. That personal growth part is real — these workouts test your mental resolve as much as the physical AND makes us better at tackling the challenges of everyday life. 

For those that missed our Friday Night Lights get-togethers, be aware that we will still be doing many gym-wide activities — especially as the weather is improving. Spring is here… summer is coming and it’s going to FUN at the Cove!

 

STRENGTH WOD

 
1 Power Clean + 1 Front Squat + 1 Squat Clean
(between each set do 10 ring rows)

 

 

WOD

15 Box Jumps
25 Front Squats
15 Box Jumps
25 Push Press
15 Box Jumps
25 Cleans
15 Box Jumps
 
Fitness 75/55
RX 95/65
RX+ 115/75

 

The 5:30 class is so in synch with each other they wore the same color. Go purple!
purple class

Friday, March 27th, 2015

 We are both excited and saddened  for our final CrossFit Open workout this Friday at 6:30 PM.  We will be blowing it out with drinks and finger food afterwards and later in the evening the plan is to go to Delia Foley’s in Baltimore for a CrossFit Party. Let’s finish out the Open season with a bang!

foleys

WOD

RX

For Time:
27 Calorie Row
27 Thrusters, 95# / 65#
21 Calorie Row
21 Thrusters, 95# / 65#
15 Calorie Row
15 Thrusters, 95# / 65#
9 Calorie Row
9 Thrusters, 95# / 65#

SCALED

For Time:
27 Calorie Row
27 Thrusters, 65# / 45#
21 Calorie Row
21 Thrusters, 65# / 45#
15 Calorie Row
15 Thrusters, 65# / 45#
9 Calorie Row
9 Thrusters, 65# / 45#

 

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

A couple of notes about today’s programming:  We are doing a skill wod of double unders in today’s workout.  The coaches are here to help you with the technique but if you really want to add double unders to your arsenal of CrossFit skills we encourage you to find a couple of minutes before or after class to practice them.  Keep in mind it is a SKILL and requires practice, practice and more practice!

Also note that we are continuing with strict pull ups. Many of you have been asking when are we getting back to kipping pull ups.  Please know there’s a method to the madness.  That is, building up the strength with strict pull ups will allow you to do kipping pull ups more effectively by strengthening the stabilizing muscles to make it a safer movement for you. So grab a band (or not) and lets get after it.

And remember this Friday we will be doing the final 15.5 workout at 6:30PM (instead of our regular 7:30).  As usual we will have drinks and snacks afterwards in the gym.  But following that, we’ll head up to Baltimore for a big CrossFit after-party at Delia Foley’s to celebrate with other area gyms the finale of the Open!

SKILL WOD

 

Double Unders
5-10 Strict Pull ups
5 Rounds
-No score-
Fitness (work on doubles in some capacity, the coach will be around to give you cues)
RX/RX+ (complete an unbroken set of 30 double unders)

 

WOD

5 Burpees
10 KB Swings
15 Air Squats
15 min AMRAP
Fitness: 35/26
RX: 53/35
RX +: 70/53

 

Axel wears many hats at the Cove…athlete,  judge, cheerleader and husband!
ada axel

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Wednesday we will test strength overhead with a 1RM Push Jerk.  Given many of us have not worked our shoulders this hard in a long time, its one of the body parts prone to overuse injuries. If you are having ANY issues with your shoulders please talk to the coaches and we can scale appropriately. Remember that safety is our number one concern and do NOT feel badly if you need to change up a movement!

 

STRENGTH WOD

Take 15 minutes to find a 1 RM Push Jerk
Between every couple sets do 10 Cals on the Air Dyne (easy pace just to keep the heart rate up). Accumulate a total of 50 Cals

 

WOD

10 Push Jerks
30 Sit ups
3 Rounds
 
Fitness: 95/65
RX: 135/95
RX+: 165/115

 

Sam showing great mobility going overhead in 15.4…
samstarkoverhead

Tuesday, March 24th 2015

 SPECIAL FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS TIME: 6:30PM!

Given its our last week of the Open we want to start a little early and mix things up a bit.  Part of the reason is this:

irina theo

Mom was having a great time, but Theo just couldn’t keep up!  So if we get the party started a bit earlier, we might avoid the lap nap.  In addition, there is a big area CrossFit party at a bar in Baltimore on Friday night (to celebrate the athletes who competed in the Open). It will be at Delia Foley’s in Federal Hill (owned by a CrossFitter) with live music (featuring musician CrossFitters) — you get the theme?!  We’d love to invade that bar as a group and hang out with some like-minded people with whom you can swap Open stories, compare callouses and have a drink!  If you can’t make it, we understand… so we’ll still plan to do our regular ‘after party’ at the gym before we head into the city.

 

SKILL WOD
20 second Hollow Hold
30 seconds of hip Hip Extensions 
4 rounds

 

WOD
10 Front Squats
2 Cove Suicides
10 Ring Push ups
Rest 1 Minute
5 Rounds
Score = Total Time
(Time cap 21 minutes)
 
Fitness 95/65
RX 135/95
RX+ 155/105
 
The ring push ups can be scaled by going to the knees or by raising the rings.  Be sure you have a scale that you can pump through and maintain good technique. 

 

Check out this amazing and dedicated 5:30am class!  Way to start the week off right..

530amclass

 

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

One of the hardest things to do is keep up your routine when you can’t get to the gym or are on the road traveling.  Suitcase Fitness is a blog by an avid CrossFitter and frequent traveler that shows you ways to keep training while on the road and is filled with great and useful information.  This week he featured our box on his blog!  Take a look and poke around — we are sure you will find it inspiring!

STRENGTH WOD

Take 15 minutes to find a 1 RM Deadlift
(focus will be on great form and control for the lift AND descent)

 

WOD

30 Cal Row
20 Box Jumps
10 Power Cleans
2 Rounds
15 min Cap
Fitness 105/70
RX 155/105
RX+ 175/125

 

Julie working on her box jumps.  Great use of her arms to gain momentum for the jump…
julie box jumps

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

OPEN GYM 9a-NOON

Come on in and work on a weakness, mobilize or just hang out!  And if you haven’t gotten after the Open workout and need a judge, come on in and we’ll take care of you.  A special thanks to our CFH friends who joined us Saturday — we had a packed house and loved every minute of it!

JUST ANOTHER REMINDER THAT CROSSFIT FOUNDATIONS/101 STARTS MONDAY AT 6:30P!

The ladies about to get after 15.4…
ladies pre15.4

Saturday, March 21st 2015

Saturday should be a fun & busy day and the Cove.  As most of you know, our head coach and programmer (Geo Rockwell) is also the owner of CrossFit Federal Hill in Baltimore.  He is hosting a Level 1 Certification Seminar this weekend so with the gym closed, we’ve invited our friends from CFH to throw down with us.

Its a great way to broaden our community, meet new and like-minded people and mix things up a bit.  We hope you will ALL come, make some new friends and show them how we roll at the Cove!

A reminder that we are having 101/Foundations classes start THIS MONDAY at 6:30p. Please feel free to come and hone your skills or let your friends know (its FREE!).  And as always, open gym is Sunday from 9a – Noon.

WOD

   30 KB Swings

20 Pull Ups

30 Sit Ups 

20 Power Cleans
 
30 Box Jumps
 
2 Rounds
 
25 min Cap
 
Fitness 35/26 (95/65)
RX 53/35 (135/95)
RX+ 70/53 (155/105)
 
Great energy the last time CFH invaded the Cove…
CHF invasion