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January Updates

 

Hello Chikara, we hope you had a great holiday season and are settling back into your weekly routines.

For those that have been back to the gym already, welcome back! For those that still haven't made it in for the first class this year, we hope to see you soon!

There are a couple of things to look forward to over the next couple of months that we wanted to share with you.

Whole Life Challenge

Need some help getting those New Year resolutions to stick? Join the Chikara Team for the Whole Life Challenge.…

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Upcoming Holiday Schedules

 

I hope you are having a strong finish to the year and looking forward to 2019. Here are a few updates on the holiday schedule over the next two weeks.

Holiday Open Gym

Monday, 24 December is a Japanese Holiday and we will have a Holiday Open Gym from 9am - 3pm.…

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The 2018 Open at Chikara

 

It's almost here! The CrossFit Games Open starts 23 February!

This is an exciting time of year where we can celebrate our fitness and hard work we have put into training. 

If you haven't yet registered make sure to do so by going to https://games.crossfit.com/

Be sure to select Chikara CrossFit as your affiliate AND JOIN the Chikara CrossFit Team

Saturday Events

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Categories: CrossFit Open

Weekly Training Vlog #2

 

Here are some of the highlights from the CrossFit Group Class training over the past couple of weeks.  

Video of Chikara CrossFit Class Vlog 2
Categories: Video, Vlog

One Week in One Minute

 

Inspired by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Falon, we will now be putting together some mini videos highlighting the things going on in our CrossFit Group Classes.  

Are you about to get your first pull-up? PR your squat? Have something funny or interesting to say?  Be sure to grab a coach to get it on camera to be included in the weekly video. 

To catch all the action subscribe to our YouTube channel, follow us on Instagram…

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Testing Period

 

The CrossFit Games Open is all but a distant memory.   We've taken a few weeks to recover with some volume building, partner workouts, general aerobic work, and some structural balance pieces.  

Over the next two weeks, we will go through a testing period.  Based on the results we will set some priorities for the upcoming training period to start following Golden Week.

Make sure you are logging your results each day using WodUP!  This will help make sure we get a more accurate assessment of the strengths and weaknesses…

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Categories: Assessment, Testing

Tips for 17.5

 

We are finally here. The last week of the 2017 CrossFit Games. As expected, 17.5 is Thrusters and Double-unders.


First, Congratulations to everyone that has participated in the Open and made it this far. You dedicated a lot of time and have put in a lot of hard work over the last 5 weeks.


17.5 is a couplet. 10 rounds for time of 9 Thrusters and 35 Double-unders. There is a 40min time cap.  Check the CrossFit Games Website for the full workout details.  

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Tips for 17.4

 

The CrossFit Games Open workout 17.4 is...  16.4

If you completed this workout last year, look back at your score and think about your game plan for this year.  If you are new to this workout, thing about a goal that you want to hit and determine a working / rest pace to help get you there.  

Here are some tips from last years 16.4.

Video of Chikara Tips for CrossFit Games workout 16.4 / 17.4

General Warm-up

You should be familiar with what works best for you by now. As always start with a general aerobic warm-up.

3-4 rnds
Row 1min…

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Tips for 17.3

 

Here are some quick tips for CrossFit Games Open Workout 17.3

Video of CrossFit Games Open - Chikara 17.3 Tips

Here is a recommended warm-up for 17.3

General Warmup

2-4 rounds of:
30s Bike
10 Pass Throughs w/PVC
30s Row
10 Overhead Squats w/PVC

then Banded Shoulder warmup and some thoracic extension with foam roller



Snatch Warmup (with Barbell)

2 rounds of:
3-5 Hang Snatch High Pulls
3-5 Hang Muscle Snatch
3-5…

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Tips for 17.2

 
CrossFit Games Open Workout 17.2 Tips

Here are some tips to help you strategize for workout 17.2. 

For the full details and movement descriptions, head over to the CrossFit Games Website. 

Video of CrossFit Games Open - Chikara 17.2 Tips

Warm-up

Here is our recommended warm-up.

3-4 rounds of:
30s - 1min Airbike
10 Shoulder Passthroughs with PVC
10 Bodyweight Walking Lunges
10 Easy Kip Swings

1-2 rounds of the Shoulder Warm-up with a band

3-4 rounds of:
4 DB Power Cleans
6 DB Walking…

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