Workout of the Day:
With a partner, perform as many reps as possible in 12 minutes of:
Back Squat (approximately 80-85% of today’s 1-RM)
Sprint 100 Meters
15 Legit Push-Ups
(The objective is to squat as many reps and as much weight as possible as a team of two. One partner will start with the back squat. As soon as they rack the bar, the waiting partner jumps under it and begins to squat. Once you rack the barbell, you must complete the sprint and push-ups before getting under the bar again.)
Well Worth The Drive
Written by C.J. Martin
CrossFit NorCal in Chico, California is a little bit off the beaten path – especially if you trust Google Maps on your iPhone to map your route from Aromas to Chico. But George, POS and I made the trip on Monday morning because Robb and Nicki are two of the best CrossFit coaches I have ever met. Their gym is completely dialed-in. They have 6,000 square feet of open gym with enough pull-up bar space to easily accommodate over 50 athletes on the bars at the same time. But most importantly, the level of instruction that we saw across the board on Monday and Tuesday was exceptional. George and I participated in sessions coached by Natalie and Sarah (POS tried to excuse himself on the basis that he did five workouts on Saturday – the guy clearly needs to toughen up) and they bring a ton of enthusiasm and knowledge to their coaching. I also got to show off some of my bad O-Lifting habits in Nicki’s Oly class (I am sorry Sage) and got away with none of them without some very kindly worded constructive criticism. The coaching demeanors also foster a relaxed and friendly environment that made it fun to participate in the groups with the NorCal members.
All in all, the trip was well worth the drive. Robb and Nicki are awesome, and they have put together an amazing program in Chico. If you ever have a chance to get up to Chico to visit CrossFit NorCal, I strongly encourage you to do so.
Next up, San Francisco CrossFit, and then home to the Invictus family.