Week of November 28 – December 3

November 27th, 2022

More than a workout – Change your life!™

12 Days of Christmas

From the 1st to the 12th we are celebrating our annual 12 Days of Christmas. We start and finish with our classic FTX versions of the WODs. During this time, we will be collecting gifts for the Wheaton based Evangelical Child & Family Agency (ECFA) Annual Toy drive. Please consider giving by taking one of the tags off our Christmas tree and bringing in the requested unwrapped gift with the tag attached. We will be taking those over to ECFA on Tuesday 12/13.

Save the Date

FTX Christmas Party
Hawaiian Theme
Saturday, December 17th at 5pm
Adults $20 / Kids (5-12) $12

Overview of our programming this week

This strength cycle focuses on the in-between lifts of Olympic lifting. We want to develop a proper setup during the descent and transition to overhead movements during these six weeks. You will work up to heavy sets and hit singles within specific percentage ranges. The overhead lifts and squatting volume will be higher than usual, so please, scale to Power or take the weight down if you are a beginner or need a break. Remember, days labeled “Work up to a Heavy” mean we want to see you reach a top weight (within limitations while always training smart) in 5-6 working sets.

Strength/skill-work for this week:

Monday – Push Press + OHS
Tuesday – Clean + Jerk Complex
Wednesday – Pull-ups
Thursday – None
Friday – Snatch
Saturday – Mini-pump Upper-body posterior (extra time)

Here we go; I hope everyone had an awesome holiday and is ready to work it all off! Monday is going to be a leg pump on the bike with wall balls and lunges. You’ll aim to push the pace, recover, and hold on for a grueling 4 sets. We have a quick, nasty, heavy clean and high box jump for Tuesday with an “Open Workout” type feel. Wednesday is an ascending ladder WOD with thrusters and shuttle runs. It’s going to be a good one. On Thursday we kick off 12 Days of Christmas with the 1st of our FTX variants. And on Friday we bring back the dreaded 12.1 Open Workout, which is a 7:00 Amrap of burpees! Everyone may ask why, and it’s simple: This workout is a great test for athletes with different skill sets. Put your head down and see if you can beat your old score. On Saturday we have a descending ladder partner WOD with the ski or row erg, HSPUs and bench press. Let’s kick off this final month of 2022 with some great work!

FTX Classes – We have the most extensive group class-based schedule of any facility in the area. See our schedule here.

FTX Kids’ Classes – We have classes for 8-13 year-olds Tuesday through Friday at 4:30pm.