2 Position Snatch 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
As many rounds as possible in 8 minutes of:
5 Snatch Grip Deadlifts (135/95 or ~70% of 1RM Snatch)
3 Hang Power Snatch
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This time last year… we featured a picture of ChrisS and his dad.
Your friendly Neighborhood CFC Coaches
-Val Ngai (or as Tom V calls me “the Warden”)
Committed to ensuring safe, efficient and effective movements
Organized and on-time
Always on your side
Certified and experienced
Helping you get better and reach your goals
What is our job as coaches?
We are trained to ensure people learn and execute safe, efficient and effective movements. We are here to help each person improve and reach their goals, whatever they may be. We are committed to each person that walks into our box every day to provide knowledgeable instruction, positive encouragement and a successful experience.
Many of us coaches have lots of experience and can roll through classes fluidly. What may not be obvious to some members is just how much detail and thought we put into our classes. From warm-up, through skill work, into the Metcon and finishing with a cool down (time permitted), we have method behind our madness.
We put a lot of thought into our classes to ensure:
A good warm up so that everyone is sufficiently warm.
We pick target warm up exercises that prepare our participants for the exercises in the workout to ensure proper mobility, range of motion and safe technique.
We scrutinize and eyeball movements to not only ensure people are moving safely, but technically correctly. We look for gross and fine details for improvement in our participants.
Not only do we have to see and recognize tips to improve movement but we have to find the right cues for that specific person. The same cue will not work for everybody and we have to know which one to apply.
We have to be careful not to inundate people with tips thus over cueing / over correcting or else they walk away learning nothing.
We have to be sensitive and recognize when someone is getting frustrated and provide positive feedback and encouragement.
We have to consider the anatomical differences of people and how movements are affected.
We have to know about and consider injuries to provide proper modifications and a watchful eye.
We have to organize every class based on the number of participants, the equipment and space available for the WOD.
That we run the classes on time understanding that people have commitments and rely on proper time management.
That the experience is fun and engaging.
That we continue our education and keep up with exercise science. We have to constantly improve ourselves so we can be great for our participants.
This article was to inform our community of some of the responsibilities we coaches face and that we work very very hard. We have a big job and we take it seriously. We are here because we love what we do and we love who we do it for.
Just like we give you feedback, feel free to give us feedback. If we helped during class, give us a high five, a hug (not a sweaty one though) or a blog shoutout. If you were looking for more from us, talk to us or email to let us know what we can do better (maybe not on the blog though ☺).
Work hard. Stay tough. Never stop improving in every sense.