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CFSR 3.07.18

Foundational Movements of CrossFit

Learning the foundation movements with perfect form is an integral part of CrossFit that will help set you up for success.  If performed properly, the moves will help build overall strength, balance, power, agility, flexibility, endurance, and avoid injury.

Below are a a few videos that will show you how to perfect your form:

Air Squats tighten your lower body such as your quads, hamstrings and glutes.

Try this for a challenge: do 20 seconds of air squats, followed by 10 seconds of rest, for eight rounds and you will definitely feel the burn.

The Front Squat targets the quadriceps because the barbell is in front of you rather than behind.  It has less spinal compression, flexion, less torque on the lower back and works your entire core.

The Overhead Squat is a great tool for training the strength and stability of your shoulders and core.  The overhead squat can help your body learn how to extend if performed properly.

To be continued…

CFSR 3.01.18

We Love Squats

Squatting is one of the most essential aspects of any training program. It is a simple, yet highly effective and functional exercise.

Squats are mostly known as a leg exercise, but they promote body-wide muscle building by catalyzing an anabolic environment.  It is also one of the best functional exercises out there, promoting mobility and balance and helping you complete real-world activities with ease.  Squats help you to burn more fat, as one of the most time-efficient ways to burn more calories continually is by developing more muscle.  It has long been criticized for being destructive to your knees, but research shows that when done properly, squats actually improve knee stability and strengthen connective tissue and are one type of exercise that should be a part of virtually everyone’s fitness routine, as they provide whole-body benefits.

Give these 6 super effective squats a try:

Squats work the glutes, hamstrings, quad, back and core, making it a great total-body exercise. Once you’ve learned the basics of good form (described here), you’ll be ready to move on to these six super-effective squat variations that will do wonders for your strength, flexibility, physique and power. healthandfitnessnewswire.com

Learn how to squat properly by watching this video:

Here are a few tips to perfect your squat:

  • Start with your feet shoulder width apart

  • Keep your head in a neutral position looking straight ahead

  • Pull your hips back and down, as if you were about to sit in a low chair

  • Keep your weight on your heels

  • Keep your lower back tight to maintain your lumbar curve

  • Keep your chest up and shoulders back

  • Push your knees out so they track directly over your feet

  • Your hips should drop below the top of your knees at the bottom

  • Drive up off your heels

  • Rise to full extension

  • A mature squat will have a nearly vertical torso throughout the entire movement

  • Every bit of musculature is involved in the squat


CrossFit San Ramon – CrossFit

Push Jerk (5×3 85%)

Metcon (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)

15 Min AMRAP

12 Deadlift 115/75 (rx+) 155/115

10 hang Power Cleans

8 Shoulder to Overhead

6 Front Squats

WOD 7/25/16

Cashew Cheese and Pomegranate Filled Acorn Squash

Cashew Cheese and Pomegranate Filled Acorn Squash

WOD 5.16.16 CFSR

BBrazil Shopping Event – May 24th

Crossfit4Capes – June 12th



Grilled Romaine Hearts with Bacon & Celery Salt Ranch

CFSR WOD 5.6.2013

b4 the mudder

Dan and Tim before Tough Mudder —

We are looking for a group for Northstar at Tahoe Tough Mudders coming up in July and September!

Monday  5-6-13

Congratulations for everyone for making it through the last 4 week strength cycle! I know those pause Front Squats were a struggle more then a handful of people and those 5×5 Heavy Back Squats were no walk in the park either.
But it is finally testing week, I want everyone to come in focus and motivated for a week of PRs, Good Luck!!
All PRs must be written up on the PR board before you record your score for the Daily WOD.
Front Squat
Establish 1 Rep Max
12min AMRAP
20 Sit-ups
20 Burpees
20 Walking Lunges
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CFSR WOD 4.29.2013

4.4.2014 open 13.5 044

Monday 4-29-13


Front Squat 
3×3 @ 75% (+35lbs)
  • 3 Second Pause
For Time:
20 Man Makers (55/35)
400m OH DB Walk
10 Man Makers
200m OH DB Walk (55/35)

“It is my belief, you cannot deal with the most serious things in the world unless you understand the most amusing”

Winston Churchill

Exercise Shields Children from Stress, Research Indicates


RECIPE OF THE DAY: Oven Roasted Escarole