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Today’s BrainWOD: “Brain Gone Bad”

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Warmup: 20 reps for time of:

Burpee/Push-up/Jumping-Jack/Sit-up/Handstand

Then, “Brain Gone Bad”:

Spend exactly one minute at each station before moving to the next.

Rest exactly one minute between rounds.

Perform 3 rounds for maximum points.

Station 1: Memory Cards (one minute to memorize)

Station 2: Addition Worksheet

Station 3: Subtraction Worksheet

Station 4: Word Search Worksheet

Station 5: Memory Cards – one minute to recall cards (any order.)

Worksheets can be drawn from anywhere. This is one good resource.

The Ignite NeuroMotive Coach Certification in El Paso on Saturday is almost full! You can register for both the live course and the Online course by clicking here.

Ignite BrainWODs are comprised of 7 phases (the Ignite 7 Steps.) The above can be used on its own for a fun challenge, or incorporated into the 7 Steps for optimal benefit.

The Ignite 7 Steps are outlined in Enrichment Through Exercise, and taught in our NeuroMotive Coach Certifications. 

Today’s BrainWOD: “Speed Cards”

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Speed Cards: 5 minutes to memorize a freshly shuffled pack of 52 playing cards. For those Mental Athletes who expect to memorize the complete pack in less than 5 minutes, a judge is nearby with a stopwatch to record the precise moment memorization stopped. The recall will take place once the entire 5 minute memorization period is complete.

Once the memorization period is over, the Mental Athletes will have 5 minutes for recall.

Every minute, on the minute, for 20 minutes:

10 burpees.

Then:

Repeat Speed Cards, above.

Compare your score against December 9, 2013.

The full rules of the Speed Cards event from the USA Memory Championship are here.

 

Today’s BrainWOD: “Tall Tales”

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Lesson: How To Tell Tall Tales

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Activity:

“Fisherman’s Friend”

In pairs, have one student sit on a mat; the other pushes her to one end of the room, then races back to the start and pulls her in with a tug-of-war rope.

When finished, the “fisherman” recounts a story of their largest catch to the rest of the group. It will be false, of course.

Ages 3-6: One push, one pull, <1 minute speech

Ages 7-10: 2-3 pushes/pulls, <2 minute speech

Ages 11-16: 3+ pushes/pulls, <3 minute speech

Adults: 1 push/pull, 1 minute speaking, 5 rounds.

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Today’s BrainWOD: “Look Who’s Talking”

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With a partner or a team, one student does 20 squats while holding a medicine ball. They must keep up a narrative story while squatting. Then their partner takes their turn while the first student rests. Both students tell different stories. The goal is for both students to achieve 5 rounds for 20 squats while telling their story; if they run out of narrative, they’re out.

To increase difficulty:

  • Hold the ball overhead while squatting
  • Squat on one leg
  • Ban the word ‘and’
  • Increase the number of rounds
  • Use a story created by the students.

 

Today’s BrainWOD: “TriBond”

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50 Skips (or scissor jumps)

50 situps

Tri-Bond word challenge

40 Skips

40 Situps

Tri-Bond Word Challenge

30 Skips

30 Situps

Tri-Bond Word Challenge

20 Skips

20 Situps

Tri-Bond Word Challenge

10 Skips

10 Situps

Tri-Bond Word Challenge

…for time.

Tri-Bond Word Challenges are data-connection and recognition tasks. Given three words, can the student find a common theme or word that goes with all three?

For example,

Mail – Shoe – Lunch could all share the suffix  word ‘box.’

Oilers – Jets – Rangers all share a theme (NHL teams.)

Download a PDF of sample Tribonds here.

 

Today’s BrainWOD: “Alphabet CrossWord”

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Varsity:
1000-meter row
50 thrusters, 45#
8 muscle-ups
10:00 cap

Junior Varsity:
1000-meter row
50 thrusters, 35#
8 muscle-ups
10:00 cap

Novice:
750-meter row
50 thrusters, 25#
8 muscle-ups
10:00 cap

Elementary:
3 rounds
100-meter row
10 thrusters, unloaded-10#
5 pull-ups (progressions or assisted okay)

Preschool:
3 rounds
3 squats => crab walk
3 thrusters, unloaded => 2 broad jumps
3 push-ups => obstacle course zigzag

Then, complete a simple crossword puzzle where each clue is given according to its first letter. For example:

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Today’s BrainWOD: “Rainbow Shuttle”

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Behind a visual barrier, arrange three cones of differing colors.

Set one cone of each color at 10m, 20m and 30m from the visual barrier.

Athlete races to the first set of cones, and guesses at the correct order to match the hidden pattern behind the visual barrier. Then they race back to the coach, who tells them how many they have correct.

The athlete races to the second set of cones and makes a more educated guess at the correct arrangement of cones. They sprint back to the coach and are told how many they have correct.

If necessary, they take their final chance on the third set of cones.

To make the challenge more difficult:

  • increase the distance between cones
  • increase the number of colors to four or five
  • remove previous attempts from eyesight (athlete has to recall previous attempts)

To make the challenge easier:

  • decrease the distance between cones
  • use only two colors with three cones (two red and one yellow, for example)

The purpose of this exercise is to plan for failure: few will make correct guesses on the first attempt. The key is for the athlete to learn that failure is expected and critical to eventual success as long as lessons are learned from each attempt.

Ignite BrainWODs are comprised of 7 phases (the Ignite 7 Steps.) Warmups, focus drills, pre-CrossFit Kids workouts and anchoring activities precede and follow this challenge for optimal benefit.

The Ignite 7 Steps are outlined in Enrichment Through Exercise, and taught in our NeuroMotive Coach Certifications. 

Today’s BrainWOD: “Speed Cards”

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Speed Cards: 5 minutes to memorize a freshly shuffled pack of 52 playing cards. For those Mental Athletes who expect to memorize the complete pack in less than 5 minutes, a judge is nearby with a stopwatch to record the precise moment memorization stopped. The recall will take place once the entire 5 minute memorization period is complete.

Once the memorization period is over, the Mental Athletes will have 5 minutes for recall.

Every minute, on the minute, for 20 minutes:

10 burpees.

Then:

Repeat Speed Cards, above.

The full rules of the Speed Cards event from the USA Memory Championship are here.

Ignite BrainWODs are comprised of 7 phases (the Ignite 7 Steps.) Warmups, focus drills, pre-CrossFit Kids workouts and anchoring activities precede and follow this challenge for optimal benefit.

The Ignite 7 Steps are outlined in Enrichment Through Exercise, and taught in our NeuroMotive Coach Certifications. 

Today’s BrainWOD: Physical Skills Day

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SKILL OF THE MONTH: THE CLEAN

Skeeter’s Question of the Day:What is your liver’s job? (A)The liver is where the blood that is full of nutrients that your digestive system absorbed goes to get sorted out. The liver helps figure out how many nutrients will go to the rest of the body, and how many will stay behind in storage.

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LIL’ BEASTS (5-9):

Warmup: Musical Jump Rope

Kids practice jumping rope while listening to music. Everytime the music stops, kids drop their ropes and perform the movement called out. For example: 10 Squats, 20 Mountain Climbers, 7 Burpees, Jumping Jacks etc. This activity should last 7-10 Minutes.

Skill: Dumbbell Jump Shrugs

WOD: 90 Second AMRAP at each station. Rest 30 Seconds between each station.

Jump Rope
Mountain Climbers
Jump Shrugs
Burpees
Jump Shrugs
Mountain Climbers
Sidewalk Sprints

Game: Lil Beast Dodgeball

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FUTURE BEASTS (10+):

Warmup: 6 Minute AMRAP
5- Tuck Jumps
10- Lunges
20- Mountain Climbers

Skill Deadlifts

WOD: 5 Rounds for Time
10 Deadlifts
12 Burpee over Bar
15 Air Squats

 

Game: Thruster Ball
Same rules as burpee basketball, however this version is played with each time having their own wallball. Before shooting, player must complete 2 burpees and one medicine ball squat to toss, using a thruster motion to make their shot. First team where all players make their shots wins!

Today’s BrainWOD: “Tabata Talking”

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The Tabata Protocol means doing 20 seconds of work, followed by 10 seconds of rest. It’s usually done for 8 rounds. CrossFit workouts include “Tabata This” and “Tabata That.”

In “Tabata Talking,” instructors draw a random noun, and students talk about the noun for 20 seconds nonstop. Then they take a 10 second break to gather their thoughts before the next interval. If a student can’t fill the full 20 second interval, they move immediately to the next exercise group.

Exercise Group: Tabata Squats (max squats in 20 seconds, 10 seconds rest, 8 rounds.)

Talking Group: Draw a noun (max talking in 20 seconds, 10 seconds rest, up to 8 rounds.)

Exercise Group: Tabata Pushups (max pushups in 20 seconds, 10 seconds rest, 8 rounds.)

Talking Group: Draw a noun

Exercise Group: Tabata jumping jacks

Talking Group: Draw a noun

Exercise Group: Tabata Situps

Talking Group: Draw a noun.

The objective is to complete all 32 ‘talking’ rounds.

Bonus challenge:

By removing one letter from the mix at each step,
and rearranging the other letters as necessary to form new words,
reduce the word “SANCTION” to the letter “I.”

S A N C T I O N
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I