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Saturday 211030

Sign up on MindBody in advance for classes this Saturday at 8:00 and 9:00am. Have fun with an experimental partner WOD! Unknown… unknowable… unending fun

Friday 211029 Max Rep Gymnastics

The Deadlift BBQ Fall Edition is one week from today! Much like the previous edition, it will run from 4:00pm-6:30pm. Come deadlift in the morning classes and return to The Hut for the BBQ or do it all at the BBQ! There will NOT be a formal class at 4:00pm, but there will be coaches on hand to guide you to a new PR and supervise the technique. Bring something for the grill and a side to share. We’ll see you Friday, November 5th!

Pull-ups before the sun comes up, the best way to start the day


Four, 3 minute rounds for max reps:
40 seconds: max rep Handstand Push-ups
-rest 20 seconds-
40 seconds: Parallette H-sit hold
-rest 20 seconds-
40 seconds: max rep strict Toes to Bar
-rest 20 seconds-

post # of reps and any scaling, post # of h-sit breaks in the notes

Thursday 211028 OHS 5×5 + Finisher

Come practice one of the 9 fundamental movements that is often labeled by many the most challenging. Get in lots of reps with little to no load. Develop sound positioning, work on the simple squat, dial in the dynamic portion of the squat while stabilizing load overhead, and reap the many benefits that developing a solid overhead squat has to offer. This excerpt from an early CrossFit Journal article says it all in regards to why this is one of our fundamental movements:

“The overhead squat is the ultimate core exercise, the heart of the snatch, and peerless in developing effective athletic movement. This functional gem trains for efficient transfer of energy from large to small body parts – the essence of sport movement. For this reason it is an indispensable tool for developing speed and power. The overhead squat also demands and develops functional flexibility, and similarly develops the squat by amplifying and cruelly punishing faults in squat posture, movement, and stability.

The overhead squat is to midline control, stability, and balance what the clean and snatch are to power – unsurpassed.” -Glassman 2005

Read the full journal article from the early days of CrossFit HERE!

Jane lunges through the shadowy jungle that is The Hut front room

Workout of the Day:
Overhead Squat
start light and build as technique allows
A finisher for time
post loading, finisher time, and any scaling

Wednesday 211027 AMRAP 20: Row, Pull, Row, Push

Shaya and Julian enjoy some sunrise overhead lunges

20 minute AMRAP:
250m Row
25 Pull-ups
250m Row
25 Push Press (50/35kg)
post completed rounds + reps and any scaling

Intended Stimulus
With roughly 2:00 to 2:30 minutes of rowing each round, the strategy here lies in breaking up the pull-ups and push press into sets that allow you to keep moving at a moderate intensity for the ENTIRE 20 minutes, not just the first round or 2. Pick scalings for each movement that allow you to get 25 reps in 4 sets or fewer. Keep your rest during these sets of 25 short and intentional. Consider picking a number of seconds that you’re going to rest and hold yourself to that for as long as you can. Transition time will add up here, so be efficient getting off and on the rower, and stick to your planned rep scheme.

Tuesday 211026 Run and OH Lunge

Here we have a “compare to” workout from back in April of this year. Use the “prepare” button in SugarWOD to see your previous time and any notes you may have recorded. Then, create a plan using that information to set yourself up for a PR today! Days like this are exactly why you should log all your workouts AND include as much relevant information in the notes as possible. Now you’ll know how to get yourself to a PR, which is not only good for setting a new record, but for ensuring you hit the intensity you’re capable of!

Please welcome Nick, Dane’s cousin, to The Hut! Here he is front and center working on his deadlift technique.

For Time Complete:
800m Run
25 OH Lunges (20/15kg plate)
600m Run
25 OH Lunges
400m Run
25 OH Lunges
Post finish time and scaling
post finish time and any scaling
compare to April 16 2021

Monday 211025 Deadlift 7×3


The Deadlift BBQ makes its return Friday, November 5th! It will run 4:00-6:30pm with the same format as last time 🙂 Bring something for the grill and a side to share. Show up to deadlift and enjoy community OR come just to eat, cheer, and hang out! Today we deadlift for volume, 7 sets of 3 reps, all at or above 85% 1RM with 3 minutes between each set. This is no doubt preparing us for new PRs, but also fits within our normal general physical preparedness programming!

Yoga at The Hut and on ZOOM with Maria Monday at 6:00pm!

Workout of the Day:

Deadlift (volume sets between 85-90% 1RM)
post loading for all sets and any scaling

Saturday 211023

Saturday classes at 8am and 9am! Get the weekend off to a great start! Sign up in advance on MindBody.

Friday 211022 Three Tests: Ski, Row, Sled

Is there a better place to work out than out front of The Hut with a view of the Santa Monica Mountains?

Workout of the Day:
Part 1
Ski 500m for time
-rest as needed-
Part 2
Row 500m for time
-rest as needed-
Part 3
4 minute AMRAP:
2x12m Sled Pushes with a team of 3 (135/90#)*

*each 2x12m is ONE rep for the team
**Post team sled reps to the first section in SugarWOD. Post ski and row times in appropriate sections and post new PRs to the PR board!


Thursday 211021 Wallball, Back Burpee, Sit-up

Four rounds of two minutes of hip opening and 2 minutes of hip closing, all for max reps! Go for big sets on the wallball shots today. This is a great day to test your capacity for some sets that are larger than you normally break off in a WB shot workout. Then, it’s full speed ahead on the back burpees and abmat sit-ups. Find that extra gear in the back half of the workout… that is where you’ll find some major gains!


4 rounds for max reps:
2 minutes of Wallball Shots (20/14#)
1 minute of Back Burpees
1 minute of Abmat Sit-ups
-rest 1 minute-
post total completed reps and any scaling

Wednesday 211020 60’s Chipper

Not even a power outage could stop these ring dips!

For time complete:
60/45 Calorie Row
60 Alt. DB Snatch (60/40#)
600m Run
post finish time and any scaling

Intended Stimulus
This workout ends with a 600m run. Go ahead and crush that. That almost goes without saying 🙂 You’ll need a bit more strategy than that on the 60/45 calorie row and the 60 DB snatches. Row at a pace that doesn’t require any rest between that final calorie and the first DB snatch. Then go for big sets on the DB. Not max rep sets, but big sets. A load that required between 2-4 rest means you hit the scaling spot on. Lastly, run, and run fast!  This is sure to be a crowd pleaser, so send it!

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