Schedule Change due to the CrossFit Games (Thursday 24th -Sunday 27th July):

 

San Jose

 

Closed Half Thurs (after noon class) - Sunday

 

Santa Clara

 

Closed Half Thurs (after noon class) - Sunday

 

Mountain View

Closed Half Thurs (after noon class) - Sunday
 
Redwood City
 
Thursday full schedule, Fri noon and 4.30pm only. Closed Sat/Sun
 
 
Coming to the Games!?
 
If you are a member of ANY of our NorCal gyms and you are coming to the games, we want to be able to get hold of you while we are down there to let you know where our crew will be etc! Please email scott@norcalcrossfit.com and he will put you on his contact list!
Thanks!
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 


Posted on February 14, 2014


NorCal CrossFit Feb. 17th 2014

 **UPDATE** Body Fat Testing @ Santa Clara Thursday 20th 

 
ATTENTION Santa Clara!!!!! At the moment, we are going to lose our reservation with the Fitness Wave 
if we do not fill up more spots for Thursday. Please enroll by the end of Monday so we can lock in our reservation!!

Mid workout at San Jose

Do you have 'Man' Hands?

How many of you have ever ripped your hands in a CrossFit workout? My guess is almost all of you have. Though it might seem really hard-core and make it feel like you were extra intense, in reality having your hands tear is a huge nuisance! It can set you back days or even weeks from pull-ups, muscle ups, and lifting. AND who wants that unbelievable sting you get in the shower after a callus tears??

Many people think that spending time to take care of calluses and shave them down results in soft “weak” hands and decreased “manhood.” In reality, though, it’s quite the opposite effect! The less care you take with your hands, the more your chances of tearing increase, therefore decreasing the amount you can train and become a better athlete!

Your chances of tearing increase a lot if you’ve got either soft hands with little or no callus build-up (which can be fixed with a week or two in the gym) or too much callus buildup that makes bumps or ridges on the surface of your hands (these are the ones we always show off to each other).

You need the happy medium—deep but smooth and supple calluses that protect the hands but remain intact when working.

Here is an awesome article from the CrossFit Journal vault on treating any current rips and preventing future tears. Say goodbye to Instagram pictures and posts of your bloody, mangled palms! It’s time to move on people.

WORKOUT FOR MONDAY

3 Overhead Squat

EMOM 10min

+

rxd

int

scale

21-15-9

Overhead Squat (135/95)

Ring Dips

21-15-9

Overhead Squat (95/65)

Ring Dips with band

21-15-9

Overhead Squat (<75)

Sub Dips or pushups

 

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Schedule Change due to the CrossFit Games (Thursday 24th -Sunday 27th July):

 

San Jose

 

Closed Half Thurs (after noon class) - Sunday

 

Santa Clara

 

Closed Half Thurs (after noon class) - Sunday

 

Mountain View

Closed Half Thurs (after noon class) - Sunday
 
Redwood City
 
Thursday full schedule, Fri noon and 4.30pm only. Closed Sat/Sun
 
 
Coming to the Games!?
 
If you are a member of ANY of our NorCal gyms and you are coming to the games, we want to be able to get hold of you while we are down there to let you know where our crew will be etc! Please email scott@norcalcrossfit.com and he will put you on his contact list!
Thanks!