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In 20 minutes establish a heavy complex of:
1 Push press + 1 split jerk

Then, 3 rounds on the 3 minute of:
3 Push press + 3 split jerk @ 50 % of heaviest complex

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The theoretical hierarchy of athletic development.

The theoretical hierarchy of athletic development.



During CrossFit’s Level 1 Trainer Course, participants are taught about the theoretical hierarchy of athletic development, represented by the above pyramid. Starting at metabolic conditioning, each of the levels of the pyramid are explained, with the bottom level left blank and saved for last. Now, since I’ve already posted the picture, this is a little anticlimactic, but it may still come as a shock for some to know that the foundation for our athletic performance is nutrition. What most might realize but often times choose to selectively ignore, is that nutrition plays a significant role in every aspect of our life, from how well we sleep, how well we can concentrate and remember details, how our skin looks, how long we live, and how active of a life we live. 

How many of you hear the word “diet” and instantly think about some sort of short term program that monitors what you consume for the purpose of losing weight? The word “diet” has been given a bad rap. A diet is simply the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats. We can choose a diet for ourselves that helps us lose weight, helps us perform physically better, or simply keeps our health markers, such as cholesterol and blood pressure, in a healthy range. We can opt to change our diet several times throughout a year depending on changes in our goals or we can choose to keep the same diet for a lifetime. The question becomes, what diet do I need? What diet will help me achieve my goals?

Verve is working to bring you a Summer Nutrition Series. Once a month for the next several months Verve will be hosting an event, a lecture, or both, with a nutrition theme. These events/ lectures are open to Verve members and the public, so bring your family and friends. Our first lecture will be brought to you by Verve’s very own Clara Wisner. Clara is currently in school to become a Master Nutrition Therapist (MNT) and just received her Nutrition Therapy Practitioner (NTP) certificate. 

“I am a person who is passionate about changing the health of the world and the practice of medicine. I want to effect change in the world through changing the standard of health care from generalized to personalized, from conventional to functional and from a segmented view that only puts bandaids on symptoms to a whole person view that takes into account physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.”

– Clara

Clara will be providing a lecture on Saturday June 27th, 2pm-3pm @ Verve.  The topic will be of your choosing. Clara wants to know what you want to know. She has put together several topics, from which the members of Verve will pick their first Nutrition Lecture in this series. Your choices are:

1) Basic Nutrition and WOD Recovery: A paleo approach to eating for health and specific key nutrients for recovery for the average WODder

2) The Keys to Detoxification: How to set yourself up for more energy, better sleep, and glowing skin

3) The Truth About Weight Management: A new perspective on how we gain and lose weight, and what it means for you

Starting today, a box will be set up out front with the above list. All we ask is that you simply put the number of the lecture you want to hear about on a piece of paper and place it in the box. We also ask that you only vote once. We will collect votes Monday June 8th through Friday June 12th, so you have a few days to think about it. 

We are excited to kick of the summer with some great information. . . so you better pick wisely. I’m kidding. . . sort of. 


  1. Kacey :

    Yaaaay Clara!!! Clara’s the best! This is very exciting.

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