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The Mod Squad – Challenge your Movement

The Mod Squad – Challenge your Movement

Up your Down Dog game, try Dolphin!

 

This week we have a great pose break down, let me introduce you to Dolphin. This is a great pose to open up the shoulders, stretch into the hamstrings and give some attention to our low back.

Dolphin is a great pose to not only incorporate into your yoga practice (great option to down dog), but can be a great stretch to sneak in before or after a workout. Since it hits so many of our most common tight spots, I encourage you to try this.

 

Few pointers to get the most out of this pose:

1. Keep […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts Jan 15 – Jan 19

CPM Week of Workouts Jan 15 – Jan 19

Never say Never. Believe in yourself and you can make it happen.

 

So much fun in store this week. You won’t want to miss it.

Monday: Start things off right with some rowing, wall balls, and T2B.

Tuesday:  A fun EMOTM with deadlifts, power cleans, and push press.

Wednesday:  It’s a chipper! Plate to OH, weighted sit-ups, KB swings, OH walking lunges, burpees, running, and rowing.

Thursday:  Tabata Barbell. Great barbell workout.

Friday:  Fight Gone Bad! KB SDLHP, bear crawl, rowing, man makers, and box jumps.

Have a great week CPM!

 

 

The O-Board Says…

Part A
AMRAP 7
200m run
10 KB cossack squats

Part B
2 rounds
(1) 4 min AMRAP
20/25 cal row
MAX wall […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts Jan 8 – Jan 12

CPM Week of Workouts Jan 8 – Jan 12

Have you set your goal yet?

The goal boards are up at both gyms, so let fill them up! Use your CPM community to support you in getting where you want to be in 2018!

Monday:  Start your week with some Squat Cleans. Followed by Running, Power Cleans and Rowing.

Tuesday:  It’s a chipper. Lots of great movements: Double Unders, KB swings, Box Jumps, Wall Balls, T2B, Burpees, Jumping Pull-Ups.

Wednesday:  Strength Day! Part A has some Power Snatch work while Part B has Power Snatches and Evil Wheels!

Thursday:  Another fun one! We have some running, DB Thrusters, Sit-Ups, Slam Balls and more running.

Friday:  […] Read more

The Mod Squad – Get Some Rest!

The Mod Squad – Get Some Rest!

Who’s ready for a restful nights sleep?

This time of year is always tough for me as it’s cold, and dark and once I am in my pj’s the last thing I want to think about is yoga.  But some simple yoga moves right before bed can make a huge difference in helping set yourself up for a restful night’s sleep.

Today’s video includes some easy movements you can do in bed to get your body and your mind ready for a restful night’s sleep.  No special workout clothes or mat required!  Take a long as you want with the poses and […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts Jan 1 – Jan 5

CPM Week of Workouts Jan 1 – Jan 5

Are you ready to pull the trigger CPM!

 

We have some great workouts in store for you this week, so get ready to #get2thegym.

Monday:  New Year’s Day!  Join us for a special workout.  You definitely won’t want to miss it!

Tuesday:  Who doesn’t love starting the workout with Turkish Get Ups! Then we have squats, push-ups, lunges and running.

Wednesday:  Get ready for some Kettlebell Fun!!

Thursday:  All the squats, Front Squat, Back Squat, OH Squat.

Friday:  Going old school with some Bench Press.  Part B has sit-ups, burpees, deadlifts and Double Unders!

 

The O-Board Says…

Happy New Year!
We have a special workout planned, come join us!!

[…] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts Dec 25 – Dec 29

CPM Week of Workouts Dec 25 – Dec 29

Happy Holidays CPM!

We hope everyone is getting to enjoy time with family and friends.  We can’t wait to see you back in the gym!

 

Monday: Merry Christmas! 🎄

Tuesday:  Start the workout with a Power Snatch and Strict Pull-up.  Part B has more Power Snatches, Pull-ups and Cal row.

Wednesday:  Strength day with some Back Squats. Workout has some running, KB snatch and burpee box jumps.

Thursday:  Part A has Bar Hang and HS hold.  Part B is wall balls, Hang Power Cleans, and HSPU.

Friday:  Clean and Jerks, running, KB swings, running, and burpees.

 

The O-Board Says…

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

[…] Read more

The Mod Squad – Healthy Holidays

The Mod Squad – Healthy Holidays

Happy Holidays!

This is a busy time of year for most of us. Work, school, family are all pulling us in so many different directions that it can be hard to take time for ourselves.  It can also mean eating treats we normally wouldn’t and traveling to see family and friends.  This week’s video is here to save your holiday!

I have put together a series of poses to help everyone spending long amounts of time in a car or plane or just sitting more than usual.  Plus, BONUS, many of these moves will also help us with our digestion.  […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts: Dec 18 – Dec 22

You CAN do it!  All you have to do is try.

 

As we head into this busy time of year, make sure you are taking care of yourself CPM by getting to the gym!

Monday:  Start your week strong with FRONT SQUATS.  Get some more meters in with some rowing, slam balls, front squats and clean and jerk.

Tuesday:  Practice that pulling strength with rope climbs.  Not to worry, we have plenty of options for the rope climb. We are also throwing in some toes to bar, OH lunges and running/rowing.

Wednesday:  It’s the Christmas Cookie Crusher. 🍪   Too many good things to list, so come […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts: Dec 11 – Dec 15

A good workout is a great way to clear mind your mind.

 

Ready for another great week of workouts CPM!!

 

Monday: Start your day off with a build up of TGU (Turkish Get Ups). Then we have a row for cals, dips, and more TGU’s.

Tuesday:  Another hero workout – “Tiff”.  Run/row, followed by C2B pullups, hang squat cleans and push press.

Wednesday: Get your grip ready!! We have a bar hang with a run/row and pushups.  Great finisher of squats, KB swings, step-ups, and v-ups.

Thursday:  Strength Day! Part A Deadlift 1 RM. Part B, farmer carry, box jumps, toe 2 bell, doubles and […] Read more

The Mod Squad – Yoga Gear

The Mod Squad – Yoga Gear

How many different types of yoga mats can there be?

Any new sport often involves new gear and yoga isn’t any different.  Most yoga studios will have mats available for you to use, but if you don’t want to be on top of mat that everyone has been sweating on, then purchasing your own yoga mat is a must.  There are a wide variety of yoga mats out there and largely what you get will be based on personal preference.  Do you want a lot of cushion or very little.  Does the mat have enough grip to keep you from sliding off once […] Read more