A few thoughts from this past weekend, two are gym related, and one is just a random thought on where we are as a society.
First CFEC Game Night was awesome. Thanks to everyone who showed up and participated, I'd venture to say that most everyone had a pretty good time, except the folks who had to leave early because they were competing the next day, but more on them on a second. I'd also like to give Shawn Hanna a special thanks for masterminding the night. It was his creation and it was great. So thank you Shawn.
As for our competitors from Clash of the Titans, congratulations to all teams. Nicole Bowen and Alison Stall took first in the Rx Women's Division, Dan Stall and his partner from CrossFit Clemson took first in the Scaled Men's Division, and Seth Brendle and Dirk Foltz took sixth in the Rx Men's Division.
So now that gym stuff is out of the way, a little personal anecdote. Saturday night Cindy and I went on our first date night in over a month (yikes that's too long). We went to Nami, and had the pleasure of sitting outside on a beautiful evening, and had a great dinner (albeit surrounded by a few drunk boaters and one crying baby). None of that was the issue. When we got home Cindy informed me that one of Ashton's friends had apparently taken a photo of Cindy while we were having dinner and Snapchatted it to my stepdaughter with a very complimentary message on Cindy's appearance. Again, I'm not worried in any way, but I do find it odd that some 18-20 year is taking pictures of my wife while we were on a date, even if it only existed for 6 seconds. But it got me thinking, how often are we being photographed without our knowledge, especially women. So really, just a reminder to everyone, be careful what you do, and what appearance you'd like to show, because you're going to be seen (potentially photographed) whether you want to be or not. These are simply the times we live in now.
C: We are starting 3 week microcycles with a concentration on Olympic lifting. All olympic lift work should be performed with a squat snatch, squat clean, and split jerk. While squatting with the olympic lifts is not required for our training, it is highly recommended.
Every 90 seconds for 12 minutes - 8 sets
3 High Hang Snatch - the goal here is perfect technique, so keep the weight manageable as we will be attempting to increase weight every week
F: Every 90 seconds for 12 minutes - 8 sets
5 Back Squats - out of a rack
50 Mountain Climbers
C: To be completed on your own time
3x5 Back Squat - 5 lbs heavier than your last BS
3x5 Press - 2.5 lbs heavier than your Press
C: 4 RFT
7 Power Cleans 185/135
10 Back Rack Alt. Rev Lunges 185/135
Rest 1 minute
F: 4 RFT
7 Power Cleans
25 yd Walking Lunge - add weight as needed
Rest 1 min
Couch Stretch x 45 sec/side
OH Banded Shoulder Stretch x 30 sec/side