090728 TUESDAY “Rowing Repeats”
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Olympic Weightlifting Warm Up: 20 overhead squats. Break up the sets as much as needed. Use a moderate weight for your ability allows it, otherwise use PVC or an empty bar.
Rest 2 minutes (approximately if there is a large class and not enough rowers).
Post row time to comments.
Try to either A) pace all the rowing efforts so that the times are as close together as possible. or B) Set a PR on the first round, then just try not to throw up for the next 3 rounds.
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Saturday August 1st at 11am. – Olympic Weightlifting Clinic
We will be hosting a 2-hour clinic that will focus on the Olympic lift, the Clean ($75 per current member, or $85 for non members). The clinic will be conducted by USA Weightlifting Club Coach Angela Lim who has been weightlifting for the past eight years and has trained under the coaching of Olympic Coach Jim Schmitz. In this intensive clinic, we will focus on improving the efficiency of the studentâ€™s lift.
We will videotape and critique each participantâ€™s lift as well as discuss techniques and exercises to enhance Olympic lifting. Each participant will leave with a one or two day program to reinforce and work on the techniques that were reviewed. The Clinic is open to anyone who is a member of Diablo Crossfit and has a basic understanding of the clean, but wants to focus on technique and increase power. The Clinic is limited to only 7 participants to ensure personal attention and feedback. To sign up, contact Jeremy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment must be made in advance to ensure a spot in the clinic.
We are almost out of slots, so only those who have paid up front will be guaranteed a spot. After hearing stories about last weekends seminar, everyone should be thinking about going to this one. Especially if you want to work on your cleans.
Saturday August 8th – Kickball Tournament
Come cheer on the DCF Ladies as they compete in a Kickball tournament at Ygnacio Valley High School field (at Treat and Oak Grove). 10am until approx 4pm. Food onsite – $5 per adult, $3 per child.
Saturday August 8th – “Fran Off at CrossFit Sweat Shop!”
Teams of two (randomly selected teams) will compete in a bracketed double elimination style tournament to win $1000 cash. CHA-CHING! Click here to go to the “Fran Off” website for details.