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  • New Focus: Olympic Lifting and Barbell Cycling

    With the CrossFit Open just around the corner, our focus this cycle is to improve technique and strength in the Olympic Lifts. For those of you new to Grassroots, the CrossFit Open is an annual competition hosted by CrossFit HQ at the end of February which allows thousands of people from across the world to participate.  We use the CrossFit Open as an “anchor date” so that we can build up your skills in an appropriate manner. This is beneficial even if you don’t decid...  Read More...

  • New Focus: Nate

    We are halfway through our latest cycle, “Nate!” As the end of the year approaches and the CrossFit Open looms around the corner, we will be continuing to work on those higher level gymnastics skills that we’ve spent so much time building a foundation for. As those of you who have tested know, “Nate” is a 20 minute AMRAP of 2 muscle-ups, 4 handstand push-ups, and 8 KB swings. The workout is a great opportunity to work at the edge of your ability, because the re...  Read More...

  • New Focus: J.T!

    Over the past few months, we’ve been working hard on the basics of pushing and pulling, along with building foundational strength with a barbell. We are now going to put some of that strength and stability work to the test with our new focus: J.T.!J.T. was the very first CrossFit Hero WOD ever, made to honor Jeff Taylor, a Petty Officer in the Navy who was an ardent CrossFitter and died in Afghanistan.   Read More...

  • New Focus: Fundamentals!

    With the end of the Open upon us, once again we’ll shift back to a base-building phase to focus on the fundamentals. Over the next few months, our cycles will work on accumulating lots of solid reps with the basic barbell movements at lighter percentages. The lighter weight allows for the chance to really dial in form and recruit the appropriate muscle groups, while the higher volume will help build muscle and improve strength in the ligaments and tendons.   Read More...

  • CrossFit Open 17.5 Details and Heat Sign Up Sheet!

    The last workout of the open has been announced, and as we thought, it's going to be thrusters and double-unders! Luckily, no dumbbells (phew), so we'll be using a barbell loaded with 95# and 65#. This workout is for time, and has a 40 minute time cap, but we highly, highly recommend scaling if the workout will take you over 20 minutes. The workout details can be found here: https://games.crossfit.com/workouts/open/2017To sign up for your heat, please do so here.   Read More...

  • Post-Open Pizza Party Sign-up!!! All Members Welcome.

    To celebrate the end of the CrossFit Open, we will be having a pizza party on Saturday, March 25th! We will start after the last heat of the CrossFit Open, which should be no later than noon. Even if you're not participating in the Open this year, you are welcome to join us. For additional details and to sign up, please use the link below.   Read More...

  • CrossFit Open 17.4 Details and Heat Sign Up Sheet!

    We knew it was coming....17.4 is a repeat of 16.4: 55 reps of deadlifts, wallballs, rowing cals, and HSPU. If you did this last year, hopefully you know what to expect and you're ready with a game plan! Check your score from last year by going to the games.crossfit.com leaderboard and searching for your name under 2016.   Read More...

  • CrossFit Open 17.3 Details and Heat Sign Up Sheet!

    17.3 has been announced, and there's no dumbbells this time around (there is that pesky pull-up bar though)! As always, please review the movement standards, weights, etc PRIOR to coming into the gym. We will refresh everyone and demo the standards but it helps a ton to come prepared.   Read More...

  • CrossFit Open 17.2 Details and Heat Sign Up Sheet!

    You thought we'd seen the end of the dumbbell after last week, didn't you? Well, you thought wrong! 17.2 brings back the dumbbell for another whirl (and we'd bet money it's not the last time this year).   Read More...

  • 17.1 Details and Sign Up Sheet for Heats!!!

    It's finally here! The first workout of the CrossFit Open starts with dumbbells, as we anticipated. The workout consists of dumbbell snatches and burpee box jump overs, and is not an AMRAP, although there is a 20 minute time cap.   Read More...

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