Warm Up: Joint Mobility-Get Loose

Strength: Thrusters 3X3X3X3X3

1 minute at each station, 15 seconds rest to transition between, 2 rounds
Tire Filp-jump in and out
Wall Balls
Sprint 100 meters
Ring Dips
Plank hold

A Mohawk, Burpees and CrossFit all on T.V.

Here are some No Equipment Necessary CrossFit workouts that you can do at home:

1. Run 1/2 mile, 50 air squats - 3 rounds
2. 10 push-ups, 10 sit ups, 10 squats - 10 rounds.
3. 200 air squats for time.
4. Run 200 meters, 10 squats, and 10 push ups- 5 rounds.
5. Sprint 200 meters and do 25 push ups- 3 rounds.
6. Tabata squats and tabata pushups. (20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest, 8X)
7. 5 push ups 5 squats 5 sit ups, 20 rounds.
8. Invisible Fran…21-15-9 reps of air squats and push ups for time.
9. 100 Burpees for time
10. 3 vertical jumps 3 squats 3 long jumps - 5 rounds.

CrossFit Scottsdale Yoga class added…See you tonight at 6pm

Katie and Kanon
At the beginning of many yoga classes students are asked to set an intention for their practice for that day. The intention can be anything from staying focused on what is occurring on one’s mat instead of worrying about all the things going on off the mat out in the world. It could be trying to use that day’s practice to work towards a greater degree of linking movement with breath. Or an intention can be as simple as to try to smile throughout the entirety of the practice despite the challenge of the poses. This act of setting an intention is what many believe separates yoga from pure exercise.

CrossFit also utilizes intentions to separate itself from traditional exercise. Every WOD has its own intention whether it be a chipper for time, a Tabbatta for reps, or lift for max weight. In CrossFit as in yoga we are always working to achieve beyond just physical results. You have an outlet in which to strive for something more while being held accountable. Our CrossFit Scottsdale community provides an amazing opportunity for supportive accountability. I encourage you all to share your goals and intentions both physical and personal with your fellow Scottsdale CrossFitters and coaches. You will find a unique support network no matter what the goal may be. It could be to survive Army bootcamp, to do your first unassisted pull-up, to open your own business, to lose weight, to be a more patient parent or to run a marathon. At CrossFit Scottsdale you receive so much more than just the push to achieve physical results.

When I began coaching the CrossFit Scottsdale yoga class my intent was to share my passion for yoga with the CrossFit Scottsdale community in the hope that I could contribute to building more well rounded athletes. I am very excited about adding a second weekly CrossFit Scottsdale yoga class Wednesday nights at 6pm. I am thrilled by the opportunity to take my intention further. I am excited to reach new students and take other students to a new level. This class is open to new students and all levels. Thank you CrossFit Scottsdale for supporting my intention. See you tonight in class. Coach Katie

Sleep and Performance

As a CrossFit athlete and coach, performance is important to me. While we cannot control the WODs that Coach Luke posts, we can control how prepared we are mentally and physically for the challenge in front of us. A big part of this preparation is rest and recovery. I have noticed recently that an increased work load both at work and at the gym have led to less sleep over the past few weeks, something I’m sure many of you can relate to.

I found a great article that discusses the importance of sleep and provides a few strategies for improved (sleep) performance. The author quotes 2 studies that that suggest that inadequate sleep has a negative impact on cognitive functioning, mood, and reaction time and the residual effects of chronic sleep loss are not made-up with a good night of “extra” sleep. The author then provides the following suggestions:

1) Allow for pre-sleep readiness.
2) Be consistent with your sleep patterns.
3) Clear your mind.

The full article can be found here.
Sleep and Performance

Sweet Dreams!


“The Official Burgener Warm-Up”
1-3 Down and Up
4-6 Elbows High & Outside
7-9 Muscle Snatch
10-12 Snatch Land {2″, 4″, 6″)
13-15 Snatch Drop

150x Kettle Bell Swings
For time:

Gamers #75/55
RX #55/35
Intermediate #45/25
Beginner #25/15

Olympic Lifting at Lalanne Fitness in San Francisco

This past weekend Najla and I traveled to San Francisco to visit our close friends Chris and Maribel LaLanne owners of LaLanne Fitness Powered by CrossFit. Great friends, good food and the best Olympic lifting coaching in the world. Coach Sage Burgener of CrossFit Invictus in San Diego was up North for an all day seminar on “Snatch, Cleans and Jerks”. The jumping and landing positions and the “Hook” grip which we will be discussing this week. The course was designed to improve form, technique and learn from one of the greatest young prodigies in the sport today. Sage grew up learning Oly lifts from her world renown father Mike Burgener. Since the age of 4 Sage has been drilling these movements and we all know repitition is king when lifting large loads overhead. So this week we will start every class with the Burgener warm up.

“The Official Burgener Warm-Up”
Down and Up 1.2.3
Elbows High & Outside 4.5.6
Muscle Snatch 7.8.9
Snatch Land 10.11.12 {2″, 4″, 6″)
Snatch Drop 13.14.15
sage snatch

Turn Your Life Upside Down

To kick off March Madness we want to thank all of our students and friends for dedicating themselves to a happier, healthier lifestyle. A special shout out to Kerry who will be doing her last WOD at CrossFit Scottsdale this evening. Jill is now looking for a new BFF. Kerry and her husband are moving to Indianapolis where she is looking for a good CrossFit to call home. Kerry: This is for the gymnast in you.

Warm Up:
Stripper Pose
Good Mornings
Lunge to Elbow
Down Dog to Inch Worm

Handstand Push Ups/Handstand Hold/Handstand Walks (Just Get Upside Down)

Tabata Hollow Rocks
Tabata Squats/Bottoms
Tabata Handstand Hold

Kerry and Jill

You suggested, we listened….you shall receive

Due to popular demand and many requests we have made some scheduling modifications for March. Please see below and make your class scheduling adjustments acordingly.

CrossFit Scottsdale will now offer 2 CrossFit Scottsdale Yoga classes a week.
Wednesday at 6pm and Friday at 4:30pm (new time)

The Tuesday/Thursday Women’s Only class will now be held at 9:30am (instead of 9am). This will allow for those with kids to be able to drop the kidos off at school before coming in to get their WOD on.

…and starting in April we will be adding a CrossFit Kids class on Saturday’s at 11am.

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