Wednesday 150506

For Time:
30 Shoulder to overhead, 95#(65#)
5 Rope climbs
25 Shoulder to overhead, 95#(65#)
4 Rope climbs
20 Shouler to overhead, 95#(65#)
3 Rope climbs
15 Shoulder to overhead, 95#(65#)
2 Rope climbs
10 Shoulder to overhead, 95#(65#)
1 Rope climb

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Verve is getting wasted on Seminars. Come get wasted with us!!

Verve is getting drunk on knowledge. Come get Seminar wasted too!!


CrossFit Trainer Courses, a.k.a. the reason Verve closes it’s doors approximately 1 weekend/ month. 

Have you ever wondered what these courses are all about. . . other than being the reason your only opportunity to workout is at 7am on a Saturday and Sunday? Verve is fortunate enough to be able to host these Trainer Courses, while it may be at some frustration to it’s members, we actually choose to do it for the benefit of Verve’s members. Having these courses offered in our own backyard provides for a convenient way to:

a) Increase the education/ knowledge of Verve’s trainers. By doing so our trainers are able to take what they learn and apply it directly to their interaction with Verve athletes. From teaching a movement, to cueing and correcting any faults in those movements, to scaling WODs appropriately, and lastly to providing answers to questions such as, “what can I work on to improve. . . .?” We want to be a wealth of knowledge and an amazing resource for any and all who walk through our doors. Attending these courses and having that information is what helps Verve grow and continue to be a great place to train. 

b) We want to provide opportunities for our members to also gain this knowledge. Over the years we have been able to send many Verve athletes to the Level 1 Trainer Course. Verve athletes can now see for themselves the science behind CrossFit, enhancing their love/ obsession with it even further. But your knowledge does not have to stop there. I’ve had more than one person ask me, on more than 1 occasion, what’s with the programming at Verve? Who does it? Why did they choose this workout for this day? How about those Olympic lifts? We just started a new Barbell Club Cycle, but many of you still express that you know you are held back by your technique. How can I make my technique better? 

The courses provided by CrossFit include gymnastics, endurance, programming for sport athletes, self defense, mobility, and more. Perhaps the best answer to some of your questions can be found in these 2 day course, where you not only learn from subject matter experts but you move with them, workout with them, and put to practice the information they pass on. 

Yes, these course cost extra money apart from your membership dues. Sometimes it is hard to justify spending that extra money on what some may describe as “a hobby”. I get that. However it will not stop me from encouraging you to attend if it is within your means to do so. The experience, you will find, is well worth it. 

Verve is hosting 3 seminars over the summer. Here is a little more information about each one:

1) Level 2 Certificate Course-

The Level 2 Certificate Course (formerly the Coach’s Prep Course) is an intermediate-level seminar that builds on the concepts and movements introduced at the Level 1 Certificate Course. This course is ideally suited for any CrossFit trainer serious about delivering quality coaching. Students enhance their understanding of the CrossFit methodology, program design and implementation, and they advance their skills while coaching others in movements and workouts. Students need to come prepared to be heavily engaged; each leads individual and small-group training sessions, and classroom sessions are discussion based. Peers and instructors provide feedback and evaluation.

2) CrossFit Football Trainer Course-

This course is an introduction to the concepts, movements and level of intensity needed to be successful in training for sport. In the course, participants are provided with a foundation for training athletes. They are taught the fundamentals of sport-specific training, including sprinting, basic movements, warm-ups and cool downs, change-of-direction and agility drills, jumping and weightlifting. Participants are given information on programming, nutrition and diet, and film study. Film study demonstrates the practical application of the CrossFit movements to football and other power sports. Anyone who trains groups that are required to be strong, agile and powerful can benefit from this course, no matter the level of athletes.

3) CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer Course-

Two days are spent detailing each lift (snatch on Day 1, clean and jerk on Day 2). The focus is on participants experiencing the basic positions and learning the foundational teaching points for instructing others to achieve them. The snatch and clean and jerk bring speed, power, coordination, agility, accuracy and balance to training and are indispensable to CrossFit programming and developing a well-rounded athlete.

For more information about any/ all of these courses or to register for one, click here.

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