Happy Friday, 818ers! The holidays are officially upon us! Here's what you need to know for the next two weeks:
The CrossFit 818 Holiday Party - This coming Saturday, 12/20 at 7PM at Spitz Little TokyoBring your friends and family to the CrossFit 818 Holiday Party this Saturday 12/20 at 7PM at Spitz in Little Tokyo. They've got a full bar, delicious food, good music, and we'll all be together celebrating another wonderful year of fun and fitness at CF818!
The Holiday Toy Drive Let's give back to our community! This year we're teamed up with Glendale Police Department for a Holiday Toy Drive and we need your help to make it work! All you have to do is bring in an unwrapped gift and drop it off in the box and you can bring in a toy until Monday 12/22. We only ask that you don't bring in stuffed animals or toy guns.The Annual CrossFit Total. What better way to end the year than to move heavy weights with cool people!
The 2014 CF818 Total will take place on 12/27, the last Saturday of the year from10AM to 11:30AM. There will be only one regular class that day, the 7AM class which will end at 8AM. The CrossFit Total is an event we have on the last Saturday every year to cap off the year of training by checking in and seeing how strong we are. It consists of finding a 1RM back squat, 1RM strict press, and 1RM deadlift over the course of 90 minutes. Here are the details on the 2014 CrossFit Total:
The Total begins at 10AM . We start lifting at 10AM . If you arrive at 10AM, you are already late because at that point, we will already be lifting. This means that if you're planning on participating in the Total, arrive at the gym around 9:15AM or 9:30AM in order to warm up and get ready for the Total.
The Total itself is 90 minutes long: 30 minutes for the back squat, 30 minutes for the press, and 30 minutes for the deadlift. Your goal during the Total is to move the most weight possible across all three of those lifts. During those 30 minutes, you should not be doing too many warm ups because you showed up early so you could get warmed up. Those 30 minutes should be reserved for maybe 1 moderately heavy lift and at most 3 attempts at finding your max.
There will be no heats. Everyone lifts at the same time. Before we start, we'll split everyone up into groups depending on height and general strength level so that you can all group up with the appropriate rack height and not worry too much about changing weights all the time.
After the total is over (around 11:30AM), feel free to join everyone for drinks, lunch, and good times at Frida's at the Americana around 12PM!
The Holiday Schedule CF818 will be closed certain days over the Holidays. Remember that the gym will be closed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday on both Christmas and New Years' weeks. That's 12/24, 12/25, 12/26 and 12/31, 1/1, and 1/2.
Armen busting out his sweet dance moves during last year's total
2 Rounds for time:
20 Handstand Push-ups
20 Squat Snatches (115/85)
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