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Member of the Week: 18 August 2017

This week’s Member of the Week goes to

Yaad Hassan Gorodniuk

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We’ve had some members quick to take their shirts off in a class but this week’s MOTW goes to the quickest we’ve ever seen: Yaad Hassan Gorodniuk.

Yaad is a mainstay in my Wednesday L2 class at Gales Gardens and is usually the progenitor of bantz. CrossFit is all about hard work and commitment but Yaad also serves as a reminder that we can have tons of fun while training hard. The coaches and I have never seen someone so quick to take the piss out of themselves.

His constant attempts at a love affair with married member Danny Steadman is hilarious to witness as demonstrated by these pictures.

Keep persisting, Yaad!

Crossfit london homework. The L sit ( Part 3)

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Well, it’s part 3 of our “how to L sit”  series. If this is the 1st you have heard of this, obviously refer back to

Part 1 and

Part 2

Today, it’s really the same as yesterday. Just stick the other leg out!

Obviously, this should be a super detailed description, but sometimes spoon feeding as a coaching method needs to stop and you simply need to hear ” Dude, push yourself up on straight arms and stick your leg out”.

So do that.

Life is like that. That’s why it sucks so much.

Anyway:  learn more about life, how to get great abs, and how to learn and master a tonne of effective training methods at Crossfit London in their amazing Bethnal Green E2 gym.

Thanks to    www.ATHLETTIS.com for the sketch.

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