Tagged as: Bethnal Green Gym E2

The L-sit (part 1)

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Unless you live full time at a CrossFit facility, the chances are you need to do lots of extra home and office practice and learning. Over the next few blog posts, we want you to think about, learn and practice the L sit.

Greg Glassman discusses the L sit here

To start off you need a “knee tucked in” version:. Get a stable chair, and with straight arms try and lift your bottom off the seat  ( and feet off the floor: Obvs!!). In the early stages it’s a bit of a balance cheat, but still worth doing.

Notice how your bottom is behind your arms. You need to distribute your weight to get the balance. At this stage, your shoulders are stooped and your back rounded, but your abs are tight. Aim for a balanced attempt then shoot for  10 -45 seconds.

Next progression tomorrow  ( but I’m more worried about  getting home to watch Game of Thrones so I may do the next post on Tuesday. You won’t die)

This is the type of cool thing you can learn at our fantastic gymnastic strength classes at our Bethnal Green Gym in E2

Thanks to Tatsuo Ishima of www.ATHLETTIS.com for the sketch

 

How to handstand walk

In case you wanted to crack the handstand walk, or at least understand all the training methods that lead to its mastery, we are running a 1 hour handstand walking class on Sunday 20th August 2pm  to 3pm at 9  Malcolm Place, Bethnal Green E2 0EU

Book it here

Everyone who can kick up to a handstand and come down safely is welcome. It needs to be more than leaning against the wall I’m afraid.  Members, non-members and members of other Crossfit boxes  are welcome

This is charged at your normal class rate, so it’s probably £15 if you buy a single session pass, but less if you have a monthly membership.

If this is a bit too much of a step for you, and you want  to work your gymnastic skills up in the future,  please check out our  adult gymnastic  classes here

The class will be taken by Sadiq. Ideal for all  CrossFit competitors, and for those who love learning cool skills

Adult gymnastics: we deliver dreams

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Almost everyone wants to be a gymnast, or at least do a back flip off a bar top in Ibiza. Imagine being in a park with someone checking you out and  simply kicking upto a handstand, holding it, and coming down.

How cool would that be?

At the adult gymnastic sessions in Crossfit London in Bethnal Green E2 , we deliver you the cool things you want. If you have never done gymnastics before ( if you are 18, or 35, or 45, or 60) you’ll be taught in our level 1 classes, how to handstand,  cartwheel,  forward roll, and jump. AT our level 2, you’ll join our level 1 graduates, former child gymnasts, dancers and trickers in learning the drills that will get you a front and back handspring, a front and back tuck, and a round-off. Once you nail those,  it’s off to level 3  to try and glue them together (round off into back flick etc) . Obviously, there are kip ups, and tricking skills to be picked up on the way.

Gymnastics is often only taught to the super talented.  We take everybody as long as you accept you probably won’t be in the Olympics,  but gosh, your kids will be impressed. Imagine that stupid person at work,  raving about going to a spinning class, when you show them your back flick video.

Book your 1st class now

 

and if your kids are nagging you, we do Kids Gymnastics too read all about it here

All our classes are at Railway arch 3 Gales gardens E2 0EJ, 2 mins from Bethnal green tube (we are underneath the elevated section of the railway.