CPM Week of Workouts Nov 19 – Nov 23

CPM Week of Workouts Nov 19 – Nov 23

We are thankful & grateful today and everyday for our
CPM community!

 

Monday: Partner Day! Rowing and Active Recovery

Tuesday: Pull-Ups, Back Squats, and Lateral Hops

Wednesday: Get ready for some KB Swings, OH Walking Lunges and Box Jumps

Thursday: Turkey Day!🦃 Start your holiday with some Clean and Jerks

Friday: Black Friday tradition of Row’d Kill

The O-Board Says…

10 rounds for Time:
P1 = Row 750 meters
P2 = Rest/*Active Recovery*

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Exercise for the Kids

Exercise for the Kids

I spend a lot of time with teenagers in the weight room and gym. Along with school, band, choir, drama, work and homework (to name a few), they work hard to fit exercise into their lifestyle. For some, it’s a challenge to exercise twice a week or even once. For others, 2 hours of lifting and conditioning every day after school doesn’t seem to be a problem. So what is the problem?

Our kids sit all day long in school. If they are lucky, they have a PE teacher who realizes the importance of movement and uses that time wisely to […] Read more

Thanksgiving Favorites from the CPMFitness Staff

Thanksgiving Favorites from the CPMFitness Staff

Thanksgiving Day is filled with feasting, family and football. Year after year the same staples – turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, yams, cranberries and pumpkin pie make it to the table as we gather around with family and friends and get “stuffed.”

It’s hard to imagine a Thanksgiving meal without these dishes but that is what makes traditions such a fun part of the holiday season. The coaches at CPMFitness would like to share some of our Thanksgiving memories and recipes that have shaped our holiday experiences.

Barbara Micek

Watching the Huskers game the day after Thanksgiving 🙂 Most memorable meal was a […] Read more

Game is over but keep PLAYING

Game is over but keep PLAYING

As the Whole Life Challenge comes to an end you may be planning out the list of forbidden foods you can’t wait to inhale 🍕🍦🍺. For me it’s a piece of red velvet cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory 😋. Or maybe you will push that snooze 😴 button and skip your morning workout or ditch that water bottle you have been blaming for your late night bathroom 🚽breaks.

If this is your first lifestyle challenge, it’s a great start of gaining control and awareness of what a “healthy lifestyle’” can really look and “feel” like. For those that have been doing […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts 11/5 – 11/9

CPM Week of Workouts 11/5 – 11/9

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but they worked on it every single day.Get to the gym!

Monday- Row, Walking Lunges, Squats, BJs and Med Ball Cleans
Tuesday- DUs, Run, Burpees and Rowing
Wednesday- Power Cleans, T2B and Farmer Carry
Thursday- Ball Slam Variation and Running
Friday- Pull- Ups, Back Squat and Sit-ups

 

The O-Board Says…

For Time:
800 m Row
80 Walking Lunges
600 m Row
60 Squats
400 m Row
40 Box Jumps
200 m Row
20 Med Ball Cleans

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Competition Rundown

Competition Rundown

Hallow Hopper

This past weekend several of us from CPM traveled to Omaha for a Saturday competition at a super cool gym called Fit Farm. Court and Lisa were participating in the women’s RX division, Reed and Cory in the men’s RX division and Steve and Dave in the men’s scaled division.

I’ll start by saying that I’ve never been so happy to be watching a competition in my life. It was called the Hallow Hopper because they were pulling the workout options out of a hopper to decide the events. This caused a lot of repeats in movements like squatting […] Read more

Invisible

Invisible

Living in the shadows for many years, Marilee decided to make a change. I hope her story inspires you as much as she has inspired me💕.

I started my journey at CPM in an attempt to prove my doctor wrong. I ate relatively healthy. I avoided fried foods, soda and limited my intake of sweets. I was simply a victim of “bad” genes. Nonetheless, the doctor did NOT like my triglyceride numbers. The good cholesterol (HDL) was low and the bad cholesterol (LDL) was high.

The advice was to lose the proverbial 10-15 pounds, exercise and return in 6-months for a recheck. […] Read more

“Healthy Fast Food”

“Healthy Fast Food”

I have to tell you, my Instant Pot has become a lifesaver around here. With our busy schedules and weekends on the road, my meal prep time has been cut short. And if I am being completely honest, I am in a rut. My creative juices are not flowing in the kitchen like they used to be.

The Instant Pot is a time-saver to keep my family fed. If we don’t eat good food, we can’t say healthy. It’s my version of “healthy fast food.” Toss ingredients in the pot, go back to what I was doing, and a little while […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts 10/22 – 10/26

CPM Week of Workouts 10/22 – 10/26

Definition of a really good workout: when you hate doing it, but you love finishing it. Get to the gym!

 

Monday- T2B/MU, Wallballs, Running and Push-ups
Tuesday- Powerclean and Running
Wednesday- Push Press, Row and Lateral Hops
Thursday- OH squats, Burpees and Rowing
Friday- Bar Tabata, DT and Cindy

The O-Board Says…

AMRAP 30
Max T2B/Muscle Ups
Run 200
Max Wallballs
Run 200
Max Push-Ups
Run 200

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Pro Parenting Tips 😀

Pro Parenting Tips 😀

The babies are here! I can’t believe it. So much love 💙 is in the air. I can’t wait to cuddle with them but that will have to wait until I kick this cold. In the meantime, Emily and I thought we would help out Annie and Chris and share some parenting tips. Sure they can read books but what they really need is raw, pure advice from people who have been there and lived to tell the story! 😜

So here we go:

1. Always trust your gut. A mother’s intuition is real. If something does not feel right, it probably […] Read more

The Next Best Diet 😁

The Next Best Diet 😁

It’s a common question: What’s the best diet? Is it Paleo? Keto? Mediterranean? Intermittent fasting? If you would have asked me a year ago, I may have had a strong opinion on one of the above, however since diving into The Precision Nutrition Certification my mindset has shifted. I don’t believe there is a best diet for every person to follow, always, and forever.

I understand that people are busy, overwhelmed with work and home life and it would easier to have someone tell you what to do. But this approach fails to consider several important factors such as body type, […] Read more

The Little Ones Are Listening

The Little Ones Are Listening

Be careful with your words

The Whole Life Challenge really has me thinking.

I didn’t want to do this challenge. I’ve done it before and I’m in a good place with my eating and exercising. Chris can be convincing so here I am doing it anyway! I can say that I’m glad I signed up. Helping my CPM friends has been great so far and I don’t regret it.

But as I’ve been reading some of the daily reflections, I’m concerned by how hard people are on themselves. Which then makes me wonder what sort of words they use at home. Our […] Read more

Aim for Progress….Not Perfection

Aim for Progress….Not Perfection

The WLC is off to a great start. People are learning the importance of meal prep, how 10-minutes a day of simple stretching and/movement can feel amazing and finding some quiet time to unload our minds. All good stuff but is perfection sustainable

The purpose of the WLC is to nudge us in the right direction by showing us how to implement daily habits that can lead to a better life. One that is happy, healthy, active, energetic and connected. You will decide one by one which habit is right for you.

Perfection should never be the goal because the outcome will […] Read more

Motivation is so fickle…

Motivation is so fickle…

I see it all the time. A member is rocking the workouts, eating cleaner than ever, losing weight, energy is skyrocketing and all of a sudden… Something happens and motivation is gone! And they fall off the wagon.

So what is motivation really?

The reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.
The general desire or willingness of someone to do something.

To understand motivation is to truly appreciate and optimize it. Motivation is the spark to your drive and desire for change in behavior and attitude. However motivation is temporary and high maintenance. Let me tell you a secret; […] Read more

My Top Stretching Exercises for Fall and the Whole Life Challenge ….

My Top Stretching Exercises for Fall and the Whole Life Challenge ….

With a new season upon us and mobility being a key component of the Whole Life Challenge its a great time to find a new focus get realigned and feeling good for Fall. If your feeling “a little under the weather” or even overwhelmed or stress, taking time to practice these poses below will be the best thing for your mind and your body.

Here are my favorite transitional poses for the Fall season to keep you feeling great on the inside and out!

#1 Standing Forward Fold: Focus on grounding the legs and feet; also use breath and Uddiyana Bandha to go allow […] Read more

Are You Up For the Challenge?

Are You Up For the Challenge?

When you hear the word challenge, how does it make you feel? Do you think of it as a negative thing? Do you run the other way? Or are you one who is always looking for the next challenge?

I recently had a client tell me that they have NEVER completed a challenge. WHY? The fear of failure.
Many of us have probably experienced this at one time or another but what if we changed our mindset on the word “challenge” itself.

Here are a few definitions of challenge:
• A call or summons to engage in a contest or competition, especially a duel […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts Sept 24 – Sept 28

CPM Week of Workouts Sept 24 – Sept 28

Get to the gym!

Monday- HSPU, WB, Running and Rowing
Tuesday- Tempo Back Squat, Pull ups , Push ups, Air squats, Rowing and Clean and Jerks
Wednesday- Elevated Deadlift, DBLs, SDLHP (KB) and Box Jump overs
Thursday- Deficit Lunges, Running, Thrusters, V-ups and KB swings
Friday-Partner!!, Burpee Pull Ups, Man Makers and Run/Slamball/Burpee Relay

The O-Board Says…

Part A: EMOTM 8
Odd: HSPU’s
Even: Max Wall Balls

Part B: 20-min Run/Row
400m Run
500m Row

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What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do

What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do

Major Life Struggles

I don’t know what’s going on. I have a lot of clients that are struggling right now. And I’m not talking about struggling to get to the gym, they are having trouble in every aspect of life. That’s how it goes, right? One thing goes wrong and all of the sudden you are a wreck.

So I’ve been thinking. What can I do to help them get back on track? It’s overwhelming to think about living a perfect life (nutrition, exercise, family, faith) so I want to make this easy.

Exercise.

That’s it. I’m not telling you to eat perfect, […] Read more

How to Hit Life’s Curveballs

How to Hit Life’s Curveballs

When life is flowing it feels amazing and when you can’t seem to catch your breath because you are feeling unmotivated and disconnected, it can be debilitating. The past few weeks have thrown a few curve balls my way. Some have been faster than others but nevertheless it’s been exhausting. I wish I could say it only took a few days for me to bounce back but this one has taken a little more time.

In the game of life, curveballs are normal and should be expected. We all experience them. I wish there was a magic potion for avoiding the […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts Sept 17 – Sept 21

CPM Week of Workouts Sept 17 – Sept 21

Lets do this!

Monday: Snatches, Pull-ups, Push-ups, Squats and T2B
Tuesday: Run, Carry, Medball and Planks
Wednesday: Step Ups, Wallballs, Burpees and running
Thursday: Bench, Doubles, Deadlift and Plyo pushups
Friday: Clean & Jerk, Row, Deck Squats and T2B

The O-Board Says…

Part A: Snatch 3-3-3-3

Part B: AMRAP 25
3 Snatches
2-Rounds of Cindy
(5 pull-ups, 10 Push-ups, 15 squats)
10 Toes to Bar

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