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Monday, 28 November 2011
Another cold one this morning, so we got moving quickly (in both senses of the phrase) with some shuttle runs, shuffles and bounding jumps. We also dipped our toes in the deep waters of resisted sprinting and acceleration. More to come on this topic I believe.
Strength work was back squat 3-3-3+. We are only two weeks away from ‘testing week’, where we will be putting this 5-3-1 programme to the test and seeing if we have moved our 1RMs on.
The WOD was simple but pretty brutal:
3 rounds for time
20 Front squats (60kg/40kg)
At least noone left the gym cold, this morning…!
- Steven (RX) 7:04
- Veronika (30kg) 9:05
- Harriet (35kg) 9:23
- Brian (RX) 9:52
Saturday, 26 November 2011
Strength work was 5-5-5+ weighted dips.
The WOD was actually the very first one that we ran when we opened the new gym in April:
70 Push jerks for time (60kg/40kg)
1x squat clean & 1x front squat each time the bar is dropped before the next push jerks can be completed.
The fastest time back in April was around 15mins for this, so when I set 13:28 last night I was feeling pretty good about myself. And then EVERYONE beat me this morning…
Harriet (35kg) 11:04
Neil (RX) 11:41
Alex (RX) 11:50 (a 5 minute improvement on April!)
Veronika (23kg) 12:46
Ben (RX) 47 reps in 20:00
Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Is 50 years old, and is stupidly passionate about helping you get the best out of your body.
"Cancer killed my mother, depression killed my brother, heart disease and dementia turned my dad into a zombie
Sure death is inevitable, but its how we get there and in what state we arrive that really counts".
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Whilst all are welcome, I tend to be better with older clients, after all the gyms are full of cute 20 something, personal trainers . Im quite good at training young athletes, but, to be frank, its a bit boring. So all you young people, I gladly spend a few sessions with you teaching you the olympic lifts or how to handstand or muscle up or how to kip, but for a long term coach, I can probably find you some one better.
But, give me someones who is over 40's , overweight and a type 2 diabetic , now Im getting interested. The funny thing is that I don't spend ages. worrying about weight loss target and illnesses. By focusing on proper exercises with the correct form, and mixing it up, my clients find the magic is both in the range of movement and the range of intensities. Well, put it this way. its interesting varied, you learn stuff and master cool moves. As mad as it sounds, you soon stop worrying about loosing 10 kilos, you start worrying about increasing your deadlift by 10kilos
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Im a POSE running coach and hve Crossfit certifications in GymnasticsOlympic weightlifting, kettlebells, Endurance and Kids. I have a degree in Law and Sociology, a post-grad in Property Management and spent 3 years as a doorman in London's East End. I obtained my Crossfit certification in 2005, long before crossfit became the trendy fitness regime it is today.
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