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August 1, 2018

Kalamazoo Strength and Conditioning is a community. A group of people with diverse characteristics who are linked by social ties, share common perspectives, and engage in joint action in geographical locations or settings. This is important for a couple different reasons. Most importantly, the opportunity to meet new people with two notable traits: a common

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July 30, 2018

Just because you’re alive, doesn’t mean you’re living. Be intentional. Weightlifting 15min to build to “Tough” Clean single Metcon (Time) For Time 21-15-9 ring dips pull-ups box jumps (24″/20″)

July 26, 2018

Use rest / active rest days to make a conscious effort to recover. Take action to improve your overall health and/or performance. Here are just a few of my favorite techniques to help me make the most of my rest days: Swimming or Bike ride Both of these allow us to get out of the

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June 19, 2018

Back Squat (4×3 @ 32X1) Heavier than last wk (70-75%) Metcon (Time) For Time 5 Ring MUs 40′ handstand walk 3 Ring MUs 20′ handstand walk 1 Ring MU Know the stimulus of the given workout. It’s the coach’s job to understand, explain, and scale it, it’s your job to execute accordingly. Today’s WOD is

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June 5, 2018 – Be Virtuous

4 Rounds for Quality 10 glute bridges @ 20X0 4 push-ups 10 cossack squats 4 kipping shoulder swings MetCon Helen (Time) 3 Rounds for time of: 400m Run 21 Kettlebell Swings, 53# / 35# 12 Pull-ups Be virtuous in the most seemingly simple executions. Don’t just do the little things “well”, do them RIGHT, do

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June 4, 2018 – Passion

Clean (Every 2min x 6 sets: 2x cleans ) Weights should be challenging. For more experienced lifters, pushing for doubles at 80% Newer athletes should scale down and focus on the technique of the squat clean. Use this time to develop your technique and pull under the bar into the receiving position, while working with

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June 1, 2018 – SQUAT

EMOM 5 5 air squats Focus on absolute perfect mechanics. This is not for “speed” or for time. Use this it dial in technique and activate muscles. Back Squat (5-5-5-5-5) Why should we all be squatting more? Besides the very obvious fact that it’s a normal and fundamental human movement, we (in the westernized world)

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May 30, 2018 – Why do you Exercise

EMOM 15 1. :30 plank 2. :30 HS hold 3. :30 squat hold Metcon (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps) AMRAP 10 10 deadlifts (275/185) 15 bar facing burpees Most of us will never have the chance to compete in the Olympics, the CrossFit Games, the Super Bowl, a National Championship or anything of similar magnitude. Few

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Memorial Day and “MURPH”

Memorial Day isn’t about cooking out with your friends while sharing light beers to the tunes of Kid Rock. It’s not about a workout, or about a day at the beach, or about that family vacation you’ve been planning for two months. Memorial Day is a day marked to celebrate the lives of those who’ve

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May 14, 2018: Low Hanging Fruit

WOD EMOM 10 Odd: 2 alt. TGU Even: 5 wall squats Burgener Warmup: 1. Down and up (shrug/extension) 2. Elbows high and outside (high pull) 3. Muscle snatch 4. Snatch land 5. Snatch drop 6. Hang power snatch Overhead Squat (5-5-5)   Snatch Balance (3-3-3)   Hang Squat Snatch (1-1-1) Low hanging fruit doesn’t taste

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