Whole Life Challenge Results

New habits were formed. Talking with Judy she said that one of the habits she created during the Whole Life Challenge was pre-making meals for the week. Not having to make the daily choice “what is for lunch or dinner?” helped lead her to success. What habits did you form? wholelifechallenge


Overall the SICFIT Scottsdale team had an outstanding success during the Fall Whole Life Challenge. Some of the awards are as follows:


Most classes attended (46): Alexandra Bhatti

Most inches lost (10”) Morgan Leinweber

Spirit Award (almost cut his workout time in half): Connor Reinhardt


For the overall competition:

1st: Josh Hoefker

2nd: Morgan Leinweber

3Rd: Judy Leinweber


Special shout outs go to Matt Essary and Brianna Diffie for throwing up mad points on the daily entries.


It’s not called the Whole Life Diet, because diets are something you go off. This was a challenge to change your lifestyle habits. How will you use your success from this challenge to inspire the rest of your life?

Breathe Later…


Programming for Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Talk about a gasser! This week’s WOW has *GASP!* written all over it! Short enough to justify the “breathe later” method, but long enough to make you regret that decision half way through. But, by the time you realize how winded you are, the finish line will be way too close to stop and catch your breath! It’s time save the breathing for later folks… it’s time to WOW!

Single arm dumbbell snatch| 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1 each side | Ascending weight | walk 2 minutes between rounds
Single arm dumbbell/kettle bell row | 5×5 each arm
Single arm heavy kettle bell swing | 7×7 | rest as long as needed for unbroken sets
5 Minute rest
WOW 18
500 Meter row + 30 burpee over rower
LIFE: 500 Meter row + 30 air squats

Stretch of the Week

Go the Distance with SICFIT Scottsdale

Though not every day is an endurance day at SICFIT Scottsdale (that would be way too predictable for our tastes) our strength in conditioning programming makes us SICFITTERS well prepared for any endurance challenge. Remember our previous blog about distance athletes using our methodology to rake in the PRs in the half the time?

For those of us that have an obstacle course, fun run, half or full marathon on the ol’ to-do list, SICFIT Scottsdale has some specialized training to add to the mix for you! Below is Coach Luke’s sample week of training for the distance seekers among us. Top off your training every Saturday at 8am for the SICFIT Scottsdale Race Class. Interested? Have Questions? Email Coach Sean at SEAN@sicfitscottsdale.com.

Sample Endurance Training Plan by SICFIT Scottsdale


Programming for Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Mobility + foam roll
4 Rounds| 30 seconds on 30 seconds off each movement | 15 minutes total
Lunge + push up + sit up + air squat + burpee
Rest 2 min after each round
3 Rounds
Row 500 meters + run 300 meters at 100%
Rest time = total time


Measurable Success at SICFIT Scottsdale


Programming for Monday, November 4, 2013

It’s quite easy to fall out of the habit of recording our workouts. But without this valuable data we have one less metric to measure our success by. Sure we can look in the mirror and check in with how we are feeling internally for evidence of the rewards SICFIT Scottsdale has helped us achieve. But why not multiply your sense of accomplishment ten fold by being able to pin point every single PR, every weakness demolished, or even just being able to look back and appreciate all of your hard work each week.

Today’s SICFIT Scottsdale Strength In Conditioning program is a great day to restart that good habit of recording your workouts in your Success Journals.  Make sure you have them by your side in class today, and record every score, weight, miss, make, and PR. Your future self will thank you.

CrossFit Scottsdale Success Journal 4.0

20 Minutes to establish heavy front squat
15 Minutes to establish heavy deadlift
10 Minutes to establish a heavy strict press
05 Minutes in plank position

Ruck Funning


Programming for Saturday, November 2, 2013

Sometimes SICFIT Scottsdale workouts are short, sweet, and to the point, and sometimes they are long, brutal, and torturous! Today not one bit of lasting brutality was spared! You know that when the workout begins with a mile long run it’s gonna’ be ugly!
Dynamic movement
1 Mile run + 50 push ups + 50 air squats + 10 burpees
Walk small lap
800 Meter run + 25 push ups + 25 air squats + 10 burpees
Walk small lap
400 Meter run + 15 push ups + 15 air squats + 10 burpees
Walk a big lap

Have You Met Your 2013 Goals Yet?


Programming for Friday, November 1, 2013

With two measly months left in 2013 it’s time to check back in with the goals we have a set for ourselves this year. Perhaps you set your sights on finally getting those double unders, getting a 10 pound PR on your snatch, or maybe your goal was to spend more time reading? If you smashed this goal to smithereens, congratulations! Revel in your accomplishment and start thinking about what you want to demolish in 2014. If these goals are still just outside of your reach… well guess what folks? We still have two whole more months left! Let’s refocus and finish this year off right!

Goal Setting at CrossFit Scottsdale

Bear crawl + lunge + single leg toe touch + long jump
Jump rope progression
Push press | 5 – 3 – 1 x 2
800 Meter run or 1000 meter row

See You in Hell


Programming for Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween SICFITers! Though this night is typically thought of as an evening of hellish activities, ghosts and goblins aren’t exactly the kind of hell that scares us straight at SICFIT Scottsdale. Nope, we’re a little more likely to feel the rush of fear in the face of an entire nights worth of demanding, gut-wrenching physical challenges. But that fear is enticing — we want to unmask it’s mystery and conquer it! Well your chance to spend the night in hell and (maybe) live to tell about it is coming up November, 22 at SICFIT Scottsdale’s Hell Night!  Check out this blog for more details and sign up here or at the gym!


Snatch progression DL
12 Minute EMOM
Odd minute: 3 tough power snatch
Even Minute: 7 burpee box jump/burpee step up
7 Rounds
Life: 7 Power snatch 55/35 + 30 single unders
FITness: 7 Power snatch 75/55 + 21 double unders
Sport:  7 Power snatch 95/65  + 21x double unders

SICFIT Scottsdale Does More With Less


Programming for Wednesday, October 30, 2013

At SICFIT Scottsdale we like to do more with less. Sometimes the workouts with the smallest rep-schemes pack the biggest punch! And that is exactly what you can expect from this week’s WOW — a total knock out!

Kettlebell progression
Double under
Handstand/push up holds
WOW #17
Life: 15-12-9 | Burpee + KB swing russian + single under
FITness: 21-15-9 | Burpee + KB swing 55/35 + double under
SPORT: 21-15-9 | Burpee + KB swing 75/55 + double under

Stretch of the Week



Age Ain’t Nothin’ But a Number, Baby


Programming for Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Forget about the saying “30 is the new 20″ because let’s face it, 30 is and always will be 30 no matter what way you slice it. Same goes for all the other numbers we associate with the years of our lives. But in the SICFIT world, age truly is nothing but a number. With our steadfast determination to manifest health and wellness in peoples’ lives — and not just physically… we’re talking a deep, whole-life kind of fitness — our members don’t simply survive as they ascend in years, they thrive!

Chronicling his daily experience thriving at 35, our very own Luke Kayyem has put his life in the spotlight as a way to help readers “feel good, look great and get the most out of your 30 something year old body.”

“My name is Luke Kayyem and I am a FITness entrepreneur who runs a  successful Strength In Conditioning facility and has been in the FITness industry since I was 19. My mom was a hippy who gave me soy and tofu because she thought that was healthier than steak and potatoes. Needless to say I needed to do my own research and learn what was good for my gut health and personal wellness. In high school I ate bagels and cream cheese, turkey sandwiches and pasta. Sure I was a growing boy and yes I was playing 3 sports a year but I would never let my kids (Kanon, 6 and Camille, 5) eat that many USDA government suggested servings of bread and pasta a day. ” To see more check out his FITness blog on SICFIT.
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Tuesday Oct 29
Baseline warm-up at 50%
A1 front squat 5.5.. (30 sec rest)
A2 strict chin up pause at top 1 sec pause at bottom 1 sec x5-8
LIFE use ring rows
FITNESS bands ok (2min rest)
1/2 baseline at 75% (5 min walking rest)
BASELINE at 100%


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