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Gymnastics Skills Practice
Handstand Play Time
Spend time getting comfortable being upside down. Get confident with a handstand. Then continue to challenge yourself with new obstables and goals.

A.
Every 2 minutes, for 8 minutes (4 sets):
Sotts Press x 3 reps
(clean grip, pressing from the front-rack position in receiving)

Followed by…

Every two minutes, for 20 minutes (10 sets):
Power Clean + Jerk + Clean & Jerk

Build to today’s heavy.

B.
“Gwen”
Complete sets of 15, 12 and 9 reps for max load of:
Clean & Jerk

Touch and go at floor only. Even a re-grip off the floor is a foul. No dumping. Use same load for each set. Rest as needed between sets.

Rest 3 minutes, and then…

C.
With the same load used for “Gwen” perform…

Complete sets of 9, 7 and 6 reps for max load of:
Clean & Jerk

Touch and go at floor only. Even a re-grip off the floor is a foul. No dumping. Use same load for each set. Rest as needed between sets.

D.
Every 2 minutes for 20 minutes (10 sets):
12/9 Calorie Assault Bike
10 Burpees

E.
Three sets of:
Pronated-Grip Bent-Over Barbell Row x 8 reps
Rest 30 seconds
Banded Triceps Pushdowns x 30 reps
Rest 30 seconds
Hammer Curls x 10 reps
Rest 2-3 minutes

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Handstand fun done.
A1) 20/40/40kg
A2) 40/45/50/55/60/65/70/75/80/85kg
B) 50kg
C) 50kg
D) 0:54/0:58/0:56/0:53/0:57/0:56/0:56/0:55/0:55/0:51
E)70kg/banded/18kg DB

Pat Labat
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Pat Labat

A) 45# bar, time to make weaknesses stronger.
B) Kept 205 across, low back is tight for some reason.
C) Used 146# LOVED THIS WORKOUT
15- 48″
12 – 36″
9 – 28″
9 – 28″
7 – 22″
6 – 17″
Maybe should have gone heavier, but cycling a barbell is so much fun.
D) No time
E) Done 45/45/35# DB on Curls.

L Kraft
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L Kraft

Yesterdays
A) 3 sets w/ 15# KBs
Limited on training time so superset B&C
B) 75/75/75 high hang
85/95/95 hang
105/105/105 snatch liftoffs & snatch
omitted snatch dl due to time constraint
C) 135/155/170/170/180/190/165(3)155(4)/155/135
haven’t back squatted for a while; nursing a back injury so kept it light and focused on form

D) 5′ amrap
2+15

Andrey Gutierrez
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Andrey Gutierrez

A. 45/55/65/75
135/165/185/195/205/215/225failed C&J/235 failed C&J/235/245 failed C&J
B. With 135# 4:34,
C. 3:14
D. Done. Sets 1-7 was doing between :55-1:05, 8-9-10 did around1:30🤦🏻‍♂️
E. Done
Practiced Handstand Hold at the end.

Yosef Cohen
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Yosef Cohen

A.sots press done empty barbell

Complex up to 100kg

B.GWEN 5:30min 55kg

C.4:00min 55kg

D.done Rx

Jessie Williams
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Jessie Williams

A) up to 235
B) 7:12 @135
C) 4:02 @135
D) All sets pretty consistent at :55-1:00

Bobby
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Bobby

A. Sotts done with empty bar
135/155/185/205/225/235/245/255/275/285
B. 155# 4:16
Rest to 7:16
C. 155# 2:45
10:01 total time
Brutal but happy to go unbroken
D. RX
:43/:43/:38/:36/:38/:40/:40/:39/:47/:41
E. Done love the swole sessions
155/175/205

Kappa
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Kappa

Gymnast done with plate obstacles
A) 15/15/25/25
B) 35/40/40/45/45/50/53/55/60/63
B) with 35 kg 4:27
3:20
C) I did 7 cal bike and 8 burpees
51”/49”/47”/52”/51”/50”/49”/51”/50”/51”
E) done with 40 kg
Red banded
Db 10 kg

Tony
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Tony

Do yesterday session:

A: kettlebell overhead squat
12/16/16kg

B:
High hang:
55/60/65

Hang:
70/75/80(one fail but redo after and achieve)

Snatch:
85/90 fail twice

Halting Snatch deadlift:
100kg twice

C: back squat
Done based on 180kg

Exactly 2’ rest = Hard nerviously and for the legs

D:
Rx
4+25

E:
Today core:
80kg row
Black band
15kg DB

FAQ - Workout of the Day (WOD)

What does WOD mean in CrossFit?

WOD stands for Workout of the Day. Most CrossFit gyms post one workout each day for their members and online followers to complete. Invictus currently offers THREE free programmed WODs each day (shown above)... and even more personalized and online supplemental programs through Invictus Athlete.

Which program is right for me? Can I move between them?

One thing that sets Invictus apart from other CrossFit gyms and online training programs is that we recognize everyone has different fitness goals, abilities and needs. Be sure to pick which programming is right for you so you can get a great workout that meets your needs.

What does 30X0 mean? (How to read the WOD)

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I need help with some standard movements and warm-up ideas!

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They have worked with all athlete levels and know what it takes to get people moving to the best of their abilities. Whether it’s burpees, double-unders, muscle-ups, or tips for the Assault Bike - we’ve got a coach who can help you.

Don’t worry, we’ve got your warm-ups covered, too. Our coaches are constantly learning from other modalities and love to use what they learn in innovative warm-ups focused on both preparing for the workout at hand and maintaining the body for a pain free life. Check out this full body routine to keep your joints functioning and free of inflammation. We also post warm-up suggestions in the Workout of the Day for each of the programs that are tailored to that day’s movements.

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What if I can’t lift the weight or do the movement as prescribed?

Scaling is part of the beauty of CrossFit because it enables workouts and programming to be tailored to anyone’s ability. When it comes to weight, you can and should ALWAYS scale the weight down if it is unsafe for you to lift it, or if it changes the intended stimulus of the workout.

Here are some rules of thumb for scaling weight in metcons (lifting for time). For gymnastics movements, there are some simple scaling solutions as well. If you are unsure, reach out to your Invictus coach! We are here to make sure you get the safest and best workout possible - proper scaling allows for that.

How many days per week should I train? / How many rest days should I take?

At Invictus, we offer programming 6 days a week, Monday-Saturday and we realize not everyone’s schedule - or training needs - are the same and therefore, you must use your best judgement and listen to your body when it comes to deciding how often to take a rest day.

If you have been doing CrossFit for a while now, you recognize that our program excels due to the high intensity component. With that being said, one thing you have to keep in mind is that you can’t sustain that high intensity every single day; otherwise your body ends up breaking down.

You can learn more about how often someone should take a rest day in this article.

What does EMOM stand for?

EMOM stands for Every Minute on the Minute. When you see that come up in a workout, you have up to one minute to complete the exercise required. Normally what’s prescribed won’t take the entire minute so you also have whatever is left of the time to rest until the next minute starts and you do the next set of prescribed work. And so on.

What does AMRAP mean?

AMRAP means “As Many Rounds (and Reps) as Possible” in a certain time period. For example, the workout might say...

AMRAP in 10 minutes of:

30 Double-Unders
20 Pull-Ups
10 Thrusters

So you would keep going through the cycle of those three exercises until the 10 minutes is up. Your score is the number of complete rounds plus any extra reps you did. So if you did four complete rounds plus 15 Double-Unders in the fifth round, your score would be 4+15.

What does OTM mean?

OTM stands for “On the Minute” and is the same thing as an EMOM. When you see that come up in a workout, you have up to one minute to complete the exercise required. Normally what’s prescribed won’t take the entire minute so you also have whatever is left of the time to rest until the next minute starts and you do the next set of prescribed work. And so on.

What does NFT mean?

NFT stands for “Not for Time” and means that you shouldn’t rush or try to go fast, but instead, focus on technique, skill, form or whatever you are working on for that movement.

How heavy should my first set be?

You might also be wondering where to start your first set if, for example, the workout of the day calls for 5 sets of Deadlift x 5 reps. Is the first set a warm-up or is that the first working set? Here’s our recommendation for how to properly build to your starting weight and what we consider warm-up sets and working sets.

How can I figure out my 1RM?

We frequently use percentage references in prescribing the number of reps to perform, so it’s essential that you have a good idea on most of your maxes.

Let’s say it’s been awhile since you have attempted a 1RM; maybe you had an injury a few months ago, or maybe you just somehow keep missing the 1-RM test days, or maybe you just forgot to write it down in your log book. If you have a multiple-rep max, you’re in luck. There’s actually a simple equation you can use to calculate an estimated 1RM based on the max number of reps you can do at a given weight.