Categorized as: Strongman

Saying goodbye to a Strong-gentleman

Paul

It is with real sadness that I officially announce the departure of of the man who brought Strongman to CrossFit London; after three years of his Sunday Strongman, Paul’s last sessions will be this Sunday at 10:30 and 11:30. Book now if you want to say goodbye in person.

Paul has been running his Sunday classes since September 2013 and, without him, we wouldn’t have the best-equipped CrossFit Strongman classes in London. His passion and dedication for the sport is unquestionable, and his classes have been a stalwart of our Sunday schedule for years. Under his tenure we’ve gone through two yokes, a prowler, a load of stones, a slosh pipe, and a bunch of ropes and sandbags as our members lift ever increasing weights under his watchful eye.

Other commitments means that Paul can no longer carry on with his classes on Sunday, but our door will always be open, and I’m sure he’ll pop in from time-to-time to lift heavy shit with you all.

1911843_10152152193623260_2054143538_nI’m sure you’ll all join me in wishing him well in the future, as well as in thanking him for his unwavering commitment and dedication to his classes over the years. Strongman at CrossFit London won’t be the same without him. His humour, knowledge, and no-bullshit approach to his classes will be impossible to replace.

With Christmas Day and New Year’s Day both falling on a Sunday this year, the next weekend Strongman classes won’t be until 2017. I will be taking over the 11:30 class on a Sunday, while the 10:30 class will be moving to Saturday, with Kat running a new Strongman class at 11:30; so from 2017 you’ll be able to double-up on your weekend Strongmanny goodness.

Strongman Beginner's Class

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The original CrossFit London beginner’s course consists of seven separate Level 1 classes and cover everything you need to know for our Level 2 and other CrossFit classes. However, if you wish to attend the Strongman sessions you will need to complete an eighth (optional) beginners class which build on the first seven.

Jarlath

The session will cover:

  • Atlas stones
  • Logs
  • Axle bars
  • Tyre flips
  • Farmer’s handles
  • Yoke holds and carries

If you wish to participate in the Strongman classes, there will be a Strongman beginners at 20:30 on the first Wednesday of every month in 10 Malcolm Place. Keep an eye out on the schedule.

The Weekly round up at Crossfit London

What magic it is to train at Crossfit London, in idyllic Bethnal Green E2 (Top quality at reasonable prices)

Last week started off on sunday where we hosted a “Box Battle”.  Us V Crossfit Evolving . Great Fun great atmosphere. Who won? Who cares? We had  a load of podium finishes then tucked into a Burger @ Beer BBQ. ( So its not all hard work!!)

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Programming wise, we continued this months focus on the olympic lifts with almost every Crossfit class having at least one “oly” component . Sometimes improving your snatch is best done by picking out and  practicing one aspect.

For those who need to train early in the morning, Joe gets those early morning  cobwebs blown away with Thursday mornings “smug fit” with a 6am start

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While Manuel drives the Tuesday am “breakfast club” with a later start of 6.30am.

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Most other classes start at 7am

Our gymnastic programme is going from strength to strength. We had  a load of mobility  in some of the gymnastic strength classes  while others focused on “lets get that skil” approachl. In short we have a class for you, no matter what your  preferred approach.  There were some great tumbling achievements in the Adult Gymnastic classes  as we bring in more and more drills to  develop an  understanding of all the elements .

The strongman classes continue to act as a magnet for all  our clients, especially those  who like moving weirdly shaped objects over distance: atlas stones, sledges, ropes, tyres. you name it, our strongmen ( and women) have probably  flipped  or pulled it.

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As always our beginners programme continues to be the longest established learning process in London. With more and more Crossfit boxes opening its probably best to make sure you do you beginner classes with the UK’s 1st ever Crossfit affiliate. (That’s us by the way!)  We have  been teaching beginners for over 10 years. Get started today 

We continue to offer a 15% discount to  the  Police, fire services and the military. We offer an across the board 10% discount to all NHS workers. We think you are awesome! keep up the great work.

(also 10% discount for full time students)

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