Monday, April 23rd, 2018 Testing Week!

Today’s Specialty Classes

“CrossFit Kids” @ Lincoln Square, 6-7pm  Ages 5-11 years old. Pre-registration required. (Week 3/6) Kids can attend Mondays only, Saturdays only or both. Please reach out to Coach Cara@crossfitdefined.com if you want to late join our current session or have interest in our next session!


Announcements & Upcoming Events

We are doing a quick 5 day pre-order on our sweatshirts, zip-ups, and sweatpants. The orders will close on Friday @ 5p so we can ship everything to the printer and get it back in 7 – 10 days. Order now. Order here. And don’t forget to get your significant other (or your parents) something.

Free “Intro to CrossFit” Class for anyone completely new to CrossFit. Tell a friend, bring a friend, come support someone new! Saturday, May 12th from 11am-Noon. Classes offered at both gyms (Lakeview & Lincoln Square). Register Here! 

Next available Onramps: Contact Coach Cara@crossfitdefined.com, to schedule your Q&A intro session or hold your spot in our next Fundamentals Program! (Limited spots in both onramps)

Lakeview: Next Group Onramp; Sunday, April 29th
Lincoln Square: Next Group Onramp; Monday, April 30th


First “Testing Phase” of 2018!  Every 4 months we have a 2 week window where we will be testing many of your core barbell lifts, Girl/Hero WODS, and baseline CFD workouts.

Use these next 2 weeks to either establish and record new numbers or check in with your last testing results.  Each testing element will be a great way to check in with your current conditioning and/or strength level! Recording your numbers for these next 2 weeks is extremely valuable in being accountable to your training and making sure you are growing and progressing in our program at CFD.

Next Cycle starts on Monday April 30th!

Week’s Preview:
Tuesday: Backsquat 5,3 or 1rm test + “Cindy” or “Mary” bodyweight test
Wednesday: The Bear or The Bull + “Pacing”
Friday: GPP + “FGB”

A.
Shoulder Press
-Build to heavy 5, 3 or 1 rep max for the day
-Suggested rep scheme: 5-5-3-3-2-1-1-1
-8 Sets X 90 seconds

B.
Push Press
-Start at 85% of 1RM Shoulder Press
-Build to heavy 5, 3 or 1 rep max for the day
-Suggested rep scheme: 3-3-2-1-1-1
-6 Sets X 90 seconds

*Recording both of your heavy sets from todays work.

C.
“Sprint-Core-Repeat”
30 Seconds: Forward Bear Crawls
30 Seconds: Russian Plate Twists
30 Seconds: Rest
60 Seconds: Shuttle Sprints
60 Seconds: V-ups
60 Seconds: Rest
90 Seconds: Broad Jumps
90 Seconds: Plank
90 Seconds: Rest
60 Seconds: Shuttle Sprints
60 Seconds: V-ups
60 Seconds: Rest
30 Seconds: Forward Bear Crawls
30 Seconds: Russian Plate Twists
30 Seconds: Rest
*Recording total laps completed. 1 lap = 40 feet

CFD Weightlifting athlete, Kelly M. getting 3rd in her weightclass at Illinois State Weightlifting championships!

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Today’s Specialty Classes

“Mobility” @ Lincoln Square with Coach Cara, 6-6:30pm. MONTH OF FEBRUARY: Hips & Pelvis. Hips holding you back? Come learn the a path to a better squat and fix your hips, lower back and stability.


Announcements & Upcoming Events

CrossFit Open Skill Session #1 – Saturday, February 3rd. We will cover the nuances, skills and drills with the Kipping Movements: (Pull-Ups & Toes-to-Bar) and Double Unders. Registration & details here.

CrossFit Open Skill Session #2 – Thursday, February 15th.  The second session is independent of the first, but it’s recommended to sign up for both. Session #2 will cover Handstands & Muscle Ups (bar & ring). Registration & details here.

CFD Winter Gear Apparel Pre-Sale Order. Shipping to the gym and all around the world. Get your order in by 12p on Feb 5th. Order here.

Free “Intro to CrossFit” Class for anyone completely new to CrossFit. Tell a friend, bring a friend, come support someone new! Saturday, February 10th from 11am-Noon. Classes offered at both gyms (Lakeview & Lincoln Square). Register here.

Next available Onramps: Contact Coach Cara@crossfitdefined.com, to schedule your sweat free intro session and hold your spot in our next Fundamentals Program! (limited space available in both)

Lakeview: Next onramp starting Sunday, February 18th
Lincoln Square: Next onramp starting Monday, January 29th (late registration open till Wednesday, Noon)


3 Weeks till the 2018 CrossFit Open begins! Register for the CF Open here! 

Week’s Preview:
Friday: Hang Power Clean or Hang Power Snatch, find heavy 3 + Open WOD
A.
Shoulder/Upper Back Activation and Prep: 3 Rounds: 60 on/ 20 off

2. 3-Pt. Bent Over Row
-spend 30 seconds each side
3. Twisting Bear: Dynamic chest and shoulder opener
B. 
Wendler Week 1 (revisit) Bench Press: Take 12 minutes

When working with a Wendler progression, base your percentages from what is called a “working 1RM”. You can find this number by taking your most current 1RM and multiply it by .9 which will give you 90% of your 1RM which equals your “working 1RM”.
*All percentages below are based on your “working 1RM”.

Warmup Sets: 5×40%, 5×50%, 5×60%
Work Sets: 5×65%, 5×75%, 5+x85% (plus set)
*All sets today are in preparation for your max effort “plus set”.

**Record weight and total number of reps achieved for today’s max effort set!

C. 
“Sprint-Core-Repeat”
30 Seconds: Forward Bear Crawls
30 Seconds: Russian Plate Twists
30 Seconds: Rest
60 Seconds: Shuttle Sprints
60 Seconds: V-ups
60 Seconds: Rest
90 Seconds: Broad Jumps
90 Seconds: Plank
90 Seconds: Rest
60 Seconds: Shuttle Sprints
60 Seconds: V-ups
60 Seconds: Rest
30 Seconds: Forward Bear Crawls
30 Seconds: Russian Plate Twists
30 Seconds: Rest
*Recording total laps completed. 1 lap = 40 feet

CFD Family day was a success! CFD Kids classes start Feb. 12th! Registration is on our website!