Month: February 2010

Warming Up the Snatch

Previously we’ve worked on the clean and the jerk.  This week we’re going to begin learning the snatch.  To do so we’ll be going over the Burgener Warm-up every day.  The Burgener Warm-up is a remarkably effective tool for teaching and reinforcing the basic concepts of the Olympic lifts.  These warm-up exercises specifically train the …

Warming Up the Snatch Read More »

100 in 100

At CrossFit Fenway we have two goals that go hand in hand: Provide access to and motivation towards elite fitness. Foster an open, encouraging community with a good-natured, competitive spirit. Many of you may sign up with the first goal in mind, but it’s the second goal that really makes the CrossFit Fenway community what …

100 in 100 Read More »

Barbara

The workout for tomorrow, February 26th, 2010 is Barbara. 5 rounds timed individually of: 20 pull-ups 30 push-ups 40 sit-ups 50 squats Rest 3 minutes between each round. Each round is a sprint.  This is a test of your ability to quickly recover, and your goal should be to do each round just as fast, …

Barbara Read More »

Stand Up and Take Action

We received a great article from the New York Times Opinion section about the negative impact extended periods of sitting can have on the human body.  The first paragraph of the piece spells it out pretty clearly. Your chair is your enemy. It doesn’t matter if you go running every morning, or you’re a regular …

Stand Up and Take Action Read More »

First Time for Everything

Despite protests from our walls, tomorrow’s going to be the first time we have handstand push-ups programmed as part of our metcon.  It’s also the first time burpee box jumps are showing up, but the handstand push-ups are coming with much more anticipation, especially after we worked on handstands a couple weeks ago.  Whether you’re doing …

First Time for Everything Read More »

Pistols

We’re working on pistols this week.  What’s a pistol?  It’s a one-legged squat.  How is that functional?  The pistol develops balance, as well as strength in each leg individually.  If not practiced it can be difficult to jump right into a set, but with a little time and effort the pistol can help perfect your …

Pistols Read More »

The Power of Positive

How many times have you heard someone say “this is going to be awful,” or “I should have skipped class today,” or “I hate thrusters”?   I hear it all the time…and I am totally guilty of it myself.  Let’s try to get rid of these negative thoughts.  Remember that we LOVE Crossfit and we choose …

The Power of Positive Read More »

Scroll to Top