A1) Front Squat:
3 x 5 @ 3011
No pause at the bottom but the turnaround should be controlled with little to no “bounce.” Add a few lbs to last week.
A2) Chin Up:
3 x 5 @ 3011
No pause at the bottom but the turnaround should be controlled with little to no “bounce.” Add resistance or use band assistance that allows you to perform the reps at the prescribed tempo. As an alternative, perform Tall Kneeling Band Pulldowns. In either case the goal is use a more challenging variation than last week. Keep your neck neutral and avoid “chinning” yourself over the bar. Instead, keep the focus on the lats by pulling the elbows back and down toward the hips. The cue to “pull the bar/band to your sternum” may be helpful here.
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Week 3 of 6
5 Rounds for Time:
7 Power Cleans 135/95
The barbell load should be medium-heavy, unbroken on the fast end.
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This Week at CFSBK in Review
1. James Franch is our January Athlete of the Month. Check out Monday’s post to learn more about our first AOM of the decade. Congrats, James!
2. Put yourself in the expert hands of a certified Wim Hof Method Instructor to learn the 3 pillars of the Wim Hof Method: Breathing Technique, Cold Exposure, and Commitment. Find out how you can utilize oxygen and cold exposure to optimize body & mind, and learn about the underlying physiology. The Wim Hof Fundamentals Workshop returns to CFSBK on Sunday, February 2nd!
3. This year’s Community Potluck goes down Saturday, February 8th! We’re excited to get everyone in house to break bacon and socialize together outside of classes. This event will simultaneously kick off the new year, support the Look, Feel, Perform Better Challenge, and bring folks from all times and corners of the gym together. Learn more and let us know what you’re bringing on the event page!
4. The 2020 Look, Feel, Perform Better Challenge is now in full swing, so this week we reposted some words of wisdom from Coach David. Even if you’re not doing the Challenge, be sure to read “Perfection Is the Enemy of Good Enough.”
5. “It is not an exaggeration to say that joining CFSBK has fundamentally changed my identity: I used to think of myself as someone who was ‘good at math’ and simply a lost cause regarding anything physical.” On Thursday, we brought you an awesome testimonial from Eduardo C. on the occasion of his 1000th (!) class at CFSBK. Just read it!