It’s just about that time again - first Saturday of the month Benchmark WOD!
This month we will be doing a newer benchmark - Napalm - from Ben Bergeron, owner of both CrossFit New England and Comptrain online CrossFit programming, as well as CrossFit coach for many of the top Games athletes.
When he launched this new benchmark he offered a free t-shirt to anyone who could finish it under 11:00 minutes. Let’s just say not many got shirts and for reference Katrin Davidsdottir finished it in 9:35. Those of us who have done this before know what a grind it is.
2 Rounds for Time
10 Bar Muscle-Ups
20 Bar Facing Burpees
40 Wall Balls
Come on out to 9:15 CrossFit this Saturday 11/3 to see how you measure up!
ATTENTION CFCFB!! We just completed a deload week with our CrossFit CompTrain programming. Here is the next 8 week cycle:
Announcing our newest cycle - “Grindstone”. Day 1 is upon us.
Click “Workout Prep Notes” at the bottom of this section to view the sample template of the program.
October 29 – December 21 (8 Weeks)
A Grindstone isn’t a sexy piece of equipment. It’s a thick stone that is used to shape… weaponry. In order to create the tip of the spear, the razor-edged bladed of a sword, we must first create this grindstone.
Much like the grindstone, the work here won’t be sexy. And it definitely won’t be easy. But that’s what we want – we never liked easy. We choose the hard path, for we know what destination it brings us to.
Our focus in “Grindstone” – Stamina.
In the recent months, we focused on building our foundational base through heavier percentage lifting, on both Olympic lifts and our squats. We’re going to shift gears some now. Towards repetition capacity, known as, stamina.
It’s one thing to have a strong 1RM in CrossFit. It’s another to be able to use it. In other words, a 1RM Clean and Jerk doesn’t necessarily translate to the ability to cycle 50 Clean and Jerks for time.
With our foundational base built from our previous cycle, our aim in “Grindstone” is to turn that strength into useable capacity in all facets of our sport – from the 1RM attempt, to barbell cycling, to approaching rounds of 21 thrusters at a moderate load. Inside this cycle, we’ll see an emphasis on barbell cycling. Barbell cycling, in the squatting sense, Olympic sense, and simple slow-lift sense. But as we know, and love… simple isn’t easy. Yet simple, is rewarding. -
Stamina Squatting – Mid-Range Repetition
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- Wednesday -
- Friday -
Clean and Jerk Technique
Clean and Jerk Complex
Stamina Squatting – Heavy-Range Repetition
- Saturday -*
We are looking for people ready to unleash their awesome! Even if you don’t think you have any awesome, we’ll help you find it! We have many members who don’t believe in themselves but we do. I’ve been told by members, I can’t do that. And yet their name is on this board. We make it a point to believe in you before you believe in you. Come check us out! #freeintro #freemeansfree #twoweeksfree #hardworkpaysoff #wetalkinboutpractice #chasingexcellence #bettereveryday #corpsfit #crossfit #corpsfitnesscrossfitberks
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