It was a great test of your fitness as the training cycle has been leading up to this challenge. We looked at the stats and everyone has improved in at least one area be it you lifted more, ran faster or you have been able to RX a workout first time. A big congratulations from the coaching team on your achievements.
Those days at the box when you find yourself gasping for breath and struggling to stand at the end or during your session are not just for your coaches amusement.
The "CrossFit Total" is CrossFit's approach to testing absolute strength, deeming these movements the "three most effective lifts in existence for developing and testing functional strength." It was first posted in the CrossFit Journal on December 1, 2006. The CrossFit Total is also one of the CrossFit Games 2018 individual WOD.
Part 3: Nutrition in a Busy Life by Sinead
In my last blog I talked about the reasons why you might want to eat breakfast, and also the kinds of breakfast to choose. So what about eating beyond brekkie?
Okay this is recovery day if you been hitting it hard. Come in and move at a pace you are not out of breath but just break a sweat. Chat with your friends and enjoy.
If you want to hit it hard go for max cals!
Although a simple couplet of barbell thrusters and pull-ups, it’s often used to test fitness, explosive power and an athlete strength at high heart rate.
In CrossFit we use the front squat, back squat and overhead squat time and time again, there are other variations but in this blog I will talk about these three squats, their differences and how the demands of each will influence your athletic performance in different ways.
This is a classic workout with a twist. Cindy is a benchmark workout that consist of 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups and 15 squats for as many rounds possible (AMRAP) in 20 minutes. However to kick off the 12 days we have added a twist……
In the last blog, I highlighted some practical strategies to help you optimise your nutrition when life is hectic. Over the next few blogs I want to dive a little more into some of the science behind each meal of the day, and highlight some things you can think about as you make food choices through the day.
SIJ is a ligament that joins our pelvis together and can withstand some force but it can become "locked". Those with SIJ can often pin point the pain to generally one side of the back of the pelvis (usually around our pelvic "dimples") and will describe a tight band feeling around the lower backStretching, strengthening and massage can help release it.
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Here are some practical strategies, backed by science, that you can implement even in a busy life to improve your nutrition. It might not make it ‘perfect’, but all movement in the right direction is progress and will help support long term health and performance. You work hard in the gym, don’t lose it at the table!!
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As well as shoes we also sell clothing suitable for any kind of training. If you're not planning on sweating much then you can get away with and old cotton t shirt but clothing by Nike and adidas is made from technical fabrics that are designed to be more breathable, draw sweat away and dry quicker.
I only use a belt if at all when I’m going above 90% of my max or maybe for a max set for reps with a lower percentage .
We are partnering up with Feed.Fuel.Perform for our next Change Challenge.
“It has been difficult the first few months but now every challenge is welcome; I used to get nervous when I first joined but now I do my best every time and I am always happy with what I achieve.”
Stop following those mainstream fitness workouts designed for short term results only. Real fat loss training should build calluses on your hands. There are no short cuts but the good news is that our CrossFit Strength & Conditioning program is a great tool to help you.
“Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Together you have a kingdom” (Jack LaLanne)
In my first blog to you I talked about why the ‘right’ nutrition is important, and that what is ‘right’ is different for different people at different points in the life.