The Corona Virus Outbreak is Giving You the De-load in Training You Would Never Give Yourself

Daniel Condon Training Tips

The pandemic outbreak of CV19 is the most significant event in most of our lifetimes. With fitness centers closing around the world, both CF Games athletes and the fitness enthusiast who does a 1-hour class 3-6 times a week have been forced to change not only the frequency of training sessions but the equipment, the volume, and the intensity. Sounds like a de-load to me. If you have a smart coach, they are strategically planning de-loads into your training cycle …

Swimming for CrossFit Athletes

Nemanja Čolić Training Tips

Swimming for GPP Swimming for GPP can be an athlete’s best friend. There isn’t one way to improve your general physical preparedness but here are a few reasons why I would recommend almost all athletes use swimming for GPP training. For an age group athlete (under 18), it can aid in helping build an aerobic base and improved lung capacity, along with coordination of arms and legs. When it comes to elite athletes who are fairly conditioned all season long …

CrossFit Open Workout 19.5 Strategy

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Thrusters and chest-to-bar pull-ups have been in every CrossFit Open so far — so is anyone even surprised by this workout? Whether you’re shocked or not, you still want to crush this final workout in the competition — and that’s what we’re here for. Join Brute coaches Adrian Conway and Nick Fowler for your 19.5 warm-up and strategy guide. What can you do in 20 minutes? Prove it. Here’s the workout: 33-27-21-15-9 reps for time of: Thrusters (95/65) Chest-to-bar pull-ups …

CrossFit Open Workout 19.4 Tips & Strategy

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It wouldn’t be the CrossFit Open if we didn’t see at least one burpee, would it? Well, 19.4 is keepin’ the tradition alive with 72 of them 😬 Join Brute coaches Adrian Conway and Nick Fowler for your warm-up and plan for conquering this week’s challenge. The workout: For total time: 3 rounds of: 10 snatches (95/65) 12 bar-facing burpees Then, rest 3 minutes before continuing with: 3 rounds of: 10 bar muscle-ups 12 bar-facing burpees   Time cap: 12 …

19.3 CrossFit Open Tips

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It’s go time for CrossFit Open Workout 19.3 and Brute coaches Adrian Conway and Nick Fowler are back with your strategy and warm-up. If you like hanging out upside down — you’ll like this one 🙃 The workout: For time: 200-ft. dumbbell overhead lunge 50 dumbbell box step-ups 50 strict handstand push-ups 200-ft. handstand walk 50-lb. dumbbell, 24-in. box Time cap: 10 minutes

CrossFit Open 19.2 Strategy

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Brute coaches Adrian Conway and Nick Fowler are back again with your warm-up and strategy for tackling this week’s CrossFit Open Workout. 16.2 is here! Again. Basically.   Here’s the workout: Beginning on an 8-minute clock, complete as many reps as possible of:  25 toes-to-bars  50 double-unders  15 squat cleans, 135 lb.  25 toes-to-bars  50 double-unders  13 squat cleans, 185 lb. If completed before 8 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:  25 toes-to-bars  50 double-unders  11 …

CrossFit Open Workout 19.1

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Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of: 19 wall-ball shots 19-calorie row 19.1 is here and it’s bringing the 🔥 🔥 🔥 This old-school AMRAP is one hell of a way to kick off the 2019 CrossFit Open season and Brute coaches Adrian Conway and Nick Fowler are walking you through how to approach it. Step One: Set up your gear. Used to wearing weightlifting shoes for the rower? Bring those bad boys — that can be …

Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge Week 2

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Brought to you by Games Athlete and Brute Coach George Sanchez Workout 19.3: “DUNCAN SHEIK” For Time: 27-21-15-9 Dumbbell Squat Cleans (50/35) Toes to Bar ***100 Double Unders BETWEEN each round*** Breakdown: Time, Length, Equipment needed: Time cap is 30 minutes. Plan to pace this out for a longer workout but qualifiers will not take that full 30minutes. I would say 12-15minutes for elites is reasonable but it’s tough to say without doing this one. Pair of dumbbells, jump rope, …

Asia CrossFit Championship W1

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Brought to you by Games Athlete and Brute Coach George Sanchez Workout 19.1: Chipper “Christine” For Time: 1,500m Row 36 Deadlift (225/155#) 63 Box Jump Overs (24/20″) Time Cap:15min Breakdown: Time, Length, Equipment needed: 15min time cap, C2 rower, barbell, plates, ploy box . Pacing advice: If you saw the vote for this version on the traditional “Christine” this is definitely the faster option. That said, you could use a your benchmark time for this workout as a guideline, but …

Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge Week 1

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Brought to you by Games Athlete and Brute Coach George Sanchez Workout 19.1: For time: 75 Wallballs 20/14 100 Cal Row 75 Wallballs Breakdown: Time, Length, Equipment needed: Time will vary here but for top athletes it’s safe to expect sub 10s.. maybe sub 9s!? You will need a medicine ball (20/14) and a concept2 rower. Additionally you’ll need to show the height of your wall-ball target so you will need a tape measure. Pacing advice: Athletes expecting to qualify …