A Look Ahead : Programming Week of 09/16

We want YOU!!  To sign up for Beers and Burpees!!!  It’s this weekend and we’re one of the top gyms so far with 18 teams signed up!  Let’s make it at least 20!  There’s still time to get signed up here.  Join us for this unbelievable event with the Charlotte Fitness Community as we come together to workout, drink beer and raise money for the Dream on 3 Charity organization!

Don’t forget to order your Fit Fresh Kitchen meals each Thursday by 1pm!  Orders are delivered the following Monday right to CFP!  Their prepared meals are a saving grace in the meal prep game!!  You can’t beat the convenience of lunch already prepared, take it with you to work and done.  Or an easy peasy week night meal when you get home late from kickball, didn’t have time to get by the store yet, or have lost your zest to meal prep 😉

Brandon and I had our workup with Dr. Connor and Dr. Dalynes at Outbound Chircopractic this past week!  It was so thorough, detailed, and they really took their time!  We’re excited for our adjustments this week and plan to have the kids adjusted too!  Set up your initial consultation today!

If you missed today’s Endurance class, don’t fret, you’ll get another chance to try it out next Sunday at 12.  Becca is out of town once again so more endurance fun is in store!

Here’s your look ahead…

Monday – Running, shoulder to overhead, t2b, and doubles against a running clock for a few sets tomorrow!

Tuesday – Back squat day!  A few sets of 5, 3, 1 as we work up in percentages.  Then, Charlie Horse – a new benchmark workout of biking, front squats, and burpee box jump overs!

Wednesday – Today we bench press!  Find a partner to share a bench with 🙂  Afterwards, 15 mins of wreck bag shoulder press, push-ups and chest to bar pull-ups.  Fun times!

Thursday – Deadlift day!  Then, 3 rounds of running, dumbbell waiter’s carry reverse lunges, and single arm devil’s presses.  Yikes!

Friday – Gymnastics day – some ring work, getting upside down, and core.  After, a gymnasty type of EMOM!

Saturday – Beers & Burpees day!!  We will still have CF & RISE classes as normal though, so have no fear if you’re not participating in B&B.

Sunday – Open gym at 11 and Endurance fun at 12pm!

RISE Look Ahead

Monday – All of the things, come ready to work!  40 sec on/20 sec off

Tuesday – Strength day!!  Shoulders & Core!

Wednesday – Cardi-O and Legs!  3 mins on/1 min off

Thursday – Tabata baby!  20 sec on/10 sec off

Friday – Core/Cardio/Plyo – 1:05 on/25 sec off

Saturday – Strength day!  Legs, legs, legs!

It’s a great week to have a great week!  As always, we’ll see you at the box!

A Look Ahead : Programming Week of 08/26

Perspective sure is everything.

Happy Sunday athletes…hope you all had a great weekend!!  The parking lot has definitely been FULL this week with the opening of Middle James!  We are taking note and hopeful that the weeknights will even out a bit here soon.  Thursday and Friday nights may tend to be a little busy, so we will definitely take note of our programming and running may be done earlier in the week or on Saturdays.

The parking lot directly behind us is empty as that motorsports business closed, so that’s always an option for parking!  Change is hard.  But also, let’s remember we’re able bodied (thank goodness), we can walk (and work on our NEAT – non exercise activity thermogenesis), and we like good food and beer and fun neighbors!

Speaking of Middle James, our second Yoga + Brews is Sept. 6th at 6pm!  The more the merrier, so join us for a little yoga and a post yoga brew!  And speaking of brews…it’s not too late to sign up for Beers & Burpees!!!  We’re helping raise money to grant wishes for some awesome local kiddos.  Read more here if you’d like, grab a partner & get signed up!

Here’s your look ahead…

Monday – Deadlift day!  Working through some percentages today.  Then, grab a dumbbell!  A chipper of doubles, single dumbbell deadlifts, dumbbell overhead lunges, and dumbbell stepovers awaits!

Tuesday – Going overhead with push press, push jerk and split jerks.  Afterwards, 3 sets of burpees and dumbbell hang cleans!

Wednesday – We metcon first today.  6 sets of running, strict pull-ups, toes to bar, and push-ups.  Once you’re finished and recovered, some accessory shoulder and core work.

Thursday – Squats, squats, squats, squats!  Back squats first!  Then, a triplet of wallballs, kettlebell swings and box jumps.

Friday – Push press up first.  After, some intervals of rowing, c2b, and strict hspu.

Saturday – A Saturday waterfall partner WOD!  Grab a friend and come workout!

Sunday – We will have open gym only from 11am-12pm due to the holiday weekend!

RISE Look Ahead

Monday – Anaerobic Interval – 30 sec on/15 sec off

Tuesday – Aerobic Interval – 1:20 on/30 sec off

Wednesday – Strength day!!  Shoulders & core!

Thursday – Glycolytic Interval – 40 sec on/20 sec off

Friday – Tabata day!  20 sec on/10 sec off

Saturday – Glycolytic Interval – 1:05 on/25 off

Ever wondered about the different intervals and what they mean?  Read up here!

Ready to make it a great one!  As always, we’ll see you at the box!

A Look Ahead : Programming Week of 08/12

This is how we all might be walking after Monday’s WOD!!  Yikes!  Leg day can getcha 😉  Be sure to mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov. 2nd – Body Fat Test of NC will be back at CFP and RISE for body composition testing!  Their premier mobile hydrostatic body fat testing unit is the most accurate and trusted method of body composition testing. It’s a great measure to have done a couple times a year to keep tabs on how your body is adapting to the workouts you do, your nutrition, etc.  You can read more on their website and you can get signed up for a time slot here!!

We’re also super pumped for Middle James Brewing’s Grand Opening next Friday, August 23rd!!  I’m sure you’ll be able to find many CFP members next door after a good Friday sweat session!  We definitely plan to be there!

Here’s your look ahead…

Monday – Weight wallsits, thrusters, and burpees against a running clock!  Oh my!

Tuesday – In case Monday wasn’t bad enough, today we back squat!!  Sets of 8 followed by 4 rounds of running and suitcase walking lunges.  See ya, legs!

Wednesday – Today we’ll give the legs a break and smoke our arms!  Push press up first, then a quick sprint (I use that term loosely, haha) of strict hspu, string ring dips, and push-ups!

Thursday – Finding a heavy single hang clean!  Then, a chipper of rowing, hang squat cleans, and pull-ups.

Friday – Deadlift day!  With some tall box jumps mixed in.  Our metcon is 10 mins of doubles, deadlifts, and bar over burpees.

Saturday – Partner WOD Saturday, of course!!  Grab a friend and let’s workout!

Sunday – Open Gym at 11 and Oly with Becca at noon!  Come get your lift on!

RISE Look Ahead

Monday – AMRAP day!  All the legs, baby!!

Tuesday – Strength day!!  Shoulder and core focus!

Wednesday – Glycolytic Interval – 45 sec on/15 sec off

Thursday – Strength day!!

Friday – Glycolytic Interval – 1:05 on/25 sec off

Saturday – Aerobic Interval – 1:30 on/20 sec off

Who’s ready to work this week!  As always, we’ll see you at the box!

A Look Ahead : Programming Week of 07/29

Hard to believe we are wrapping up the month of July!  Next month will bring back football (ok, preseason, but still), end of summer trips, school for many, BEER next door (not sure when we can actually drink it, but they are brewing!!!), and still plenty of hot & sweaty WODs 😉

Sadly, August means we will also say See Ya Later (NOT goodbye) to two of our favorites!  Jose and Esther Aguayo are moving to Chapel Hill.  They started with us in the fall of 2013, just months after we opened, and have been with us since.  6 whole years!!  We celebrated their engagement, their marriage, and have shared lots of life with them!  This Saturday we are saying See Ya Later with an Aguayo Gymnardio Party!  Join us for a fun WOD that Jose and Esther are sure to love and then we’ll share some brunch and cheers to their next adventure.  Check our private page for more details!

We’re less than 2 months shy of the 9th Annual Beers & Burpees Charity Event!!  It’s such a fun day completing a partner WOD and drinking a few brews (if you so choose!), all while helping to grant wishes to local kiddos with chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities, or life-altering conditions.  They even have Brownies & Burpees for the kids!  It’s a fun day for the whole family!  Follow the link above and get signed up for one of the open heats remaining (9am, 1:40, 3 3:40, 4:20, 5, 5:40, 6:20, 7).

Lastly, we will be changing our Sunday Open Gym time indefinitely to 11am-12pm.  Oly will remain at 12pm each week.  Here’s your look ahead…

Monday – We begin our week going overhead with some push press.  Afterwards, a triplet of doubles, dumbbell snatches, and single arm overhead lunges for 12 minutes (oh my!).

Tuesday – Today we power clean!  Working up to a heavy 1 rep.  Then, some rowing intervals + more power cleans against a 4 minute clock.

Wednesday – Tempo front squats for our strength portion!  Get ready for sore legs, because after you have some 3 rounds of wallballs and chest to bar pull-ups.  Simple, not easy!

Thursday – It’s a cardio long EMOM kind of day!  Some pull-ups (strict + kipping), burpee dumbbell box step overs, and dubs + thrusters.  Thank goodness for a minute rest built in!!

Friday – A few heavy deadlifts in our metcon today.  Working up to that DL weight, then, a 24 minute AMRAP of DL, t2b, walking farmer’s lunges, and push-ups.

Saturday – Join us for our See Ya Later ‘Aguayo Gymnardio’ WOD as we send Jose and Esther off to Chapel Hill!

Sunday – Open Gym at it’s new time – 11am-12pm.  Then Oly with Becca at noon, per usual!

RISE Look Ahead

It’s Shark Week!!!!!  Aka Burpee Week!!!

Monday – Glycolytic Interval – 45 sec on/15 sec off

Tuesday – Aerobic Interval – 1:20 on/30 sec off

Wednesday – Strength Day!!!

Thursday – Anaerobic Interval – 35 sec on/25 sec off

Friday – Tabata day!  20 sec on/10 sec off

Saturday – Shoulder focus!  1:05 on/25 sec off

The CrossFit Games start this week!!!  Head to games.crossfit.com to check out how you can stream all the action live!  As always, we’ll see you at the box!

A Look Ahead : Programming Week of 07/01

Little eyes are always watching 🙂  We had so much fun this weekend working out with everyone Saturday morning and relaxing and celebrating 6 years of fitness, family, and fun at the Blount’s pool!  Thank you again to Gary and Stephanie for hosting us!!!

We’re excited to celebrate America this Thursday!!  Be sure to join us at 9am for one big CrossFit +RISE group 1776 WOD.  We will be closed early morning hours Friday and resume a normal schedule Friday at 9am.

We’re 2 weeks out from the start of our Small Group Nutrition Coaching Collective, Round 2!!  Coach Alex of The Fuel Method will be leading our small group once again, working with you individually and in a small group setting, using her background in counseling to help you develop a better relationship with food and establish what fueling method is best for you!  It’s not about giving up your favorite foods, it’s not about overhauling your diet or never eating out again.  It’s about building habits that will create lasting results.  Join Alex on Wednesday July 10th or Saturday July 13th to get more info, ask any questions you may have, fill out your intake form and get your measurements taken!

Here’s your look ahead…

Monday – Low hang snatch work to start off our week!  Then, a 12 minute AMRAP of power snatches, burpees over the bar, and toes to bar.  Time to work on some barbell cycling!

Tuesday – Allll the back squats today.  Back squat triples up first and then a little chipper of running, back squats, and running.  See ya, legs!

Wednesday – Some accessory shoulder and core work to start us out, today.  Afterwards, 5 rounds of doubles, push-ups and strict pull-ups (rx+ strict ring muscles ups)!

Thursday – Happy 4th of July!!  7/4/1776 Parter WOD!!  Power cleans, burpees, buddy carries, and wallballs…fun fun!!

Friday – (No early AM classes!)  A clean + front squat complex up first.  After, an alternating EMOM of strict pull-ups, front rack lunges, and a burpee + double combo!

Saturday – Lucky us, 2 partner WODs this week!  Come get your weekend WOD in!

Sunday Oly with Becca is on!  Come lift!

RISE Look Ahead

Monday – It’s Thruster Thursday, but on Monday 😉 45 sec on/15 sec off

Tuesday – Aerobic Interval – 1:20 on/30 sec off

Wednesday – Strength Day!!  All of the things, legs, and maybe some death!

Thursday – Happy 4th of July!!  7/4/1776 Parter WOD!!  Power cleans, burpees, buddy carries, and wallballs…fun fun!!

Friday – Tabata!  20 sec on/10 sec off

Saturday – Birthday Burpees for Sarah’s 29th (again) birthday!!! (On Sunday, that is)  1:05 on/25 sec off

We can’t wait to see you at the box!

A Look Ahead : Programming Week of 02/18

It’s here!!!  The Open begins this week, Thursday!  Our teams are set and you’ll soon find out who your team captain is!  Remember if you want to officially sign up for the Open and be able to track yourself on the leaderboard, you need to register at games.crossfit.com.  Otherwise, any questions, just ask your coach and we will see you Saturday morning for 19.1!!

Here’s your look ahead…

Monday – Bench press day!  Triples today.  Then, 2 rounds of rowing, db push press, t2b, and burpees!

Tuesday – Deadlift day!  Afterwards, a classic CrossFit couplet of pull-ups and American kettlebell swings.  Kiss your grip goodbye 😉

Wednesday – A longer metcon today – 3 rounds of rowing, strict hspu, burpees, pistols and running.  All the things!

Thursday – Today we snatch!  Then, 5 sets of OHS, kbs, and doubles with a little rest built in to catch your breath.

Friday – TBD once 19.1 is announced!

Saturday – 19.1!

Sunday Oly with Becca is on as usual!  Be there!

RISE Look Ahead

Monday – Strength day!!  Legs & back!

Tuesday – Core focused!  1:30 on/20 sec off

Wednesday – All the jumps!  Tabata day – 20 sec on/10 sec off

Thursday – 3 mins on/1 min off

Friday – Strength day!!

Saturday – Spartan-ish!

Should be an exciting week!  As always, we’ll see you at the box!

A Look Ahead : Programming Week of 12/10

We may not have gotten all the snow, but the roads are predicted to be icey in the morning!  We will cancel all early AM classes tomorrow, Monday 12/10 and open our doors at 9AM.  As always, our top priority is the safety of all our coaches and athletes!  Stay tuned for details about Tuesday morning as well since a refreeze is a definite possibility.

If you a morning worker-outer & need a WOD to do at home, search travel WODs on the blog & you’ll have plenty to choose from!  Better yet, 100 burpees for time…3…2…1…GO!  😉

Body fat testing is this Saturday!!  Only a few time slots left, so get signed up here!  And don’t forget your check-ins this month to win a $100 giftcard to your favorite restaurant!  Here’s your look ahead…

Monday – Snatches from each position today, building in weight.  After, 2 rounds of rowing, kettlebell swings & strict hspu with a little rest built in!

Tuesday – Long metcon day!  Grab a rope for DU, strict pull-ups, dumbbell reverse lunges, and air squats.  Just keep moving!

Wednesday – Shouler press!  Then a little chipper of rowing, dumbbell push press, t2b, and burpees!

Thursday – First up, pause deadlifts mixed in with some L-sit work.  We’ll finish off with 3 rounds of doubles and power cleans!

Friday – Three 6 minute AMRAPS today with 4 minutes rest between.  Enjoy the rest and push it when it’s go time!

Saturday – A little partner chipper awaits of running, power snatches, overhead squats & bar facing burpees.  Grab a partner & get to the gym!

Sunday Oly with Becca!  Be there!

RISE Look Ahead

Monday – Boulder shoulders!  45 sec on/15 sec off

Tuesday – Strength day!!  More shoulders 😉

Wednesday – Legs & core!  1:30 on/30 sec off

Thursday – Spartanish Training! 40 sec on/20 sec off

Friday – Legs!  Strength day!!

Saturday – Aerobic Interval – 1:30 on/20 off

Just a couple weeks left in 2018!  Let’s make them the best they can be!  As always, we’ll see you at the box!

A Look Ahead : Programming Week of 10/28

Too much candy followed by burpees leads to that pic above 😉  Hard to believe we’re entering the last 2 months of the year.  Are you closer to achieving your goals for the year?  We sure hope so!  If not, think back to your goals and about why you started.  The year isn’t over!!  There is still time to make progress.  Don’t slash your other 3 tires just because you got 1 flat.

You still have over 60 days to keep working towards your goals.  Talk to your coaches, make a plan, take it one day at a time and stay consistent!  Need to change things up, go try a RISE class and get your butt kicked in a whole new way 🙂

Here’s your look ahead…

Monday – Who’s ready to PR your shoulder press?  Working up to a heavy single, possible new 1RM, then 2 drop sets of max effort push press.  Afterwards, 8 minutes of double unders, kbs, and pull-ups.

Tuesday – Back squat day!  Working up in percentages.  Then, a 12 minute triplet of double unders, wallballs, and t2b.

Wednesday – Snatch singles for our Halloween weightlifting.  CrossFit’s favorite rep scheme in our metcon of bar facing burpees and hang squat snatch before you’re off for tricks or treats!

Thursday – If you eat too much candy, your gymnastics work today will be much harder!  Pull-up work, handstand work, and l-sit practice.  Afterwards, a little interval work on the rower, the bike and in the rope.

Friday – Time to deadlift!  Hopefully we see a lot of gold stars and PRs!  Then, a 12 minute AMRAP of running, pistols, and pull-ups.

Saturday – A fun partner WOD of rowing, lunges, and running!  Let’s work off all the candy from the week….you know you’re going to eat some!

Sunday Oly with Becca is back this week!  We’ll see you there!

RISE Look Ahead

Monday – Glycolytic Interval – 45 sec on/15 sec off

Tuesday – Functional Fitness focus – 1:20 on/30 sec off

Wednesday – Strength day!!

Thursday – Tabata cardio day – 20 sec on/10 sec off

Friday – Glycolytic Interval – 40 sec on/20 sec off

Saturday – Spartanish Leg day!  1:05 on/25 sec off

As always, we’ll see you at the box!

A Look Ahead : Programming Week of 09/24

We’re missing a few from this picture, but we had an awesome turn out this Saturday at Beers & Burpees!!  We had 17 teams, helped the Dream on 3 Foundation raise over $140,000, and Coach Sarah & Chris even took 1st place in the competitive heat!  You guys do so much for our community and we’re grateful to get to do it along side you!!

It’s officially fall, and we’re into the last 100 days of 2018!!  Whoa!  Yep, this means the holidays are right around the corner and people start living that “December life” for a whole quarter of the year.  Don’t fall into that trap and start making “Oh well, it’s almost the holidays, I’ll eat/drink this…fill in the blank…” choices for 3 long months!

We encourage you to stay consistent in your gym routine!  Continue to make it in for a WOD 4-5x a week, make the best food choices you can, and you won’t need to “restart” anything in January!  You’ll just be checking off crushed goals and adding more to the list!

Here’s your look ahead…

Monday – Did someone say Jackie?  Oh, yes they did 🙂  Who will PR or try Jackie for the first time today?  Afterwards, a little accessory work of Bulgarian split squats & strict hspu.

Tuesday – Broing out with a little bench press up first, followed by 5 minutes of burpee box jump overs, then some accessory shoulder and core work.

Wednesday – Deadlift day!  After, a 12 min AMRAP of kbs, wallballs, & t2b!

Thursday – Break out your long socks or pants, we’re starting with some rope climbs, handstand holds, and L-sits today.  Your metcon is 3 intervals of rowing, strict hspu & strict pull-ups!

Friday – Tempo back squat is up first!  Second, get ready for a sore booty.  You have a couplet of running + farmer’s carry walking lunges.

Saturday – 2 15-min partner AMRAPs!  Bring a friend and come  get an awesome WOD in!

Sunday Oly with Becca is on as usual!  Come get strong 😉

RISE Look Ahead

Monday – Time for Boulder Shoulders!  Glycolytic Interval – 1:05 on/25 sec off

Tuesday – Strength Day!

Wednesday – All the core on Tabata day!  20 sec on/20 sec off

Thursday – Spartan-ish Training!  Glycolytic Interval – 40 sec on/20 sec off

Friday – Aerobic Interval – 3 minutes on/1 minute off

Saturday – Strength Day!

Are you ready to bring it?  As always, we’ll see you at the box!

A Look Ahead : Programming Week of 09/17

Aloha from Hawaii!!  We hope you all are faring well and are surviving Florence on the East coast!  Island life is pretty great, once Olivia left us alone!  This, guys.  This is why we CrossFit!!!  To be able to vacation and be active and enjoy this one life we’re given!  To explore, use and move our bodies in new, fun ways!

Definitely add the Ultimate Hawaiian Trail Run to your calendar next year!!  It has been so, so fun!  Maybe a CFP/RISE trip needs to be an annual thing!?  We think so!

This we begins our 8 week Nutrition Challenge!!  We’re so excited for all those that have hopped on board and we can’t wait to see the progress you make over these next 8 weeks!  Plus, Beers & Burpees week is finally here!!!  Join us this Saturday for a fun partner workout at CrossFit Charlotte benefitting a great cause!  It’s not to late to get signed up, grab your partner & follow the link here!

Here’s your look ahead…

Monday – All the metconning to start your week!  5 sets of running, burpee box jump overs, DU, and single arm DB overhead lunges against a 6 min clock.

Tuesday – High hang, hang, and 3-point snatches to start.  Then a quick AMRAP of power snatch, overhead squats, and chest to bar pull-ups!

Wednesday – Lots of accessory work to begin…DB shouler press, supine ring rows, skull crushers, and strict t2b.  Afterwards, 4 rounds of DU, pushups and KBS!

Thursday – Front squat day!  Heavy doubles.  Then, grab your favorite wallball, it’s time for Karen 🙂

Friday – Some gymnastic work up first – ring progressions, handstand walks or wall walks & pistol practice!  To finish, an alternating EMOM of rowing, push-ups (rx+ strict hspu), box jump overs and active bar hangs.

Saturday – Another Saturday partner WOD!  This week consists of deadlifts + pull-ups & burpee box jump overs + push-ups!  After class, head on over to Beers & Burpees to participate and/or cheer on our athletes!

Sunday Oly is back this week!  We’ll see you ready to lift!

RISE Look Ahead

Monday – Aerobic Interval – 1:20 on/30 sec off

Tuesday – Strength Day!!

Wednesday – Anaerobic Interval – 20 sec on/20 sec off

Thursday – Aerobic Interval – 1:30 on/30 sec off

Friday – Glycolytic Interval – 45 sec on/15 sec off

Saturday – Strength Day!!