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Programming overview w/c 29 January 2018

WEEK 5/16
Programming for Crossfit London in Bethnal Green, E2 w/c 29th January 2018
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Registration for the 2018 CrossFit Open is LIVE! More information coming soon.
 
NEW CLASSES & SCHEDULE CHANGES
 
N/A.
 
CROSSFIT WOD
 
Programming photo attached.
 
OLYMPIC LIFTING
 
Monday:
Snatch.
 
Wednesday:
Clean.
 
Sunday:
Jerk.
 
POWERLIFTING
 
Monday:
Deadlift.
 
Wednesday:
Bench.
 
Sunday:
Squat.
 
COMPETITION
 
Tuesday:
TBD.
 
Thursday:
TBD.
 
Saturday:
TBD.
 
HEAVY METAL CLUB
 
Monday:
Clean & Jerk and squat.
 
Friday:
Snatch and squat.
 
CROSSFIT GYMNASTICS
 
Thursday:
Ring MU, TTB, push-up.
 
Saturday:
Pullups, bar MU, midline.
 
BARBELL STRENGTH
 
Saturday:
Deadlift & bench.
 
FLEXIBILITY
 
Monday:
Shoulders/bridge/glutes.
 
Wednesday:
Front & side splits.
 
Saturday:
Chest/bridge/hip flexors.
 
ADULT GYMNASTICS STRENGTH
 
Monday:
Level 1 – midline, inversions.
Level 2 – handstand hold/press, levers.
 
Wednesday:
Level 1 – midline, handstands, pullups.
Level 2 – handstand hold/press, flag.

CrossFit Legends: It’s never too late to get off the couch

18893445Recently the news has been full of stories of older people improving their health by taking up sports, dance and other physical activities formerly associated exclusively with the young. CrossFit London is proud to be doing it’s bit too with the “Legends” kick-off class for men and women in their 50’s and older.

Read more about CrossFit Legends here

Book your space here.

It is well known that exercise has enormous health benefits, and I encourage you to read this CrossFit Journal article by Lon Kilgore on the subject.

To quote:

“It is never too late to get up off the couch and start training to improve strength, endurance and mobility. Although each of these elements of fitness is exquisitely developed by CrossFit training, any system of exercise can be used as long as it is progressive and improves fitness in some aspect.

When an older adult starts training, the results can be spectacular. Strength levels can increase by 23 percent in as little as 12 weeks, even in those up to 92 years of age. Endurance levels can increase by 16 percent in as little as four months. Mobility can improve, too, with a significant 62 percent reduction in falls seen after a year of training. And when we bundle those outcomes together, we find that not only are physical function and quality of life improved, but creating fitness in older adults also cuts the risk of disease and death significantly.

Simply put, the concept that older trainees cannot adapt to training has no merit. Similarly awed are recommendations that older trainees aspire to only the lowest levels of physical activity— the bare minimums. If higher fitness is related to lower disease and death rates, then we should use methods that create those levels of fitness.”

So make 2018 the year you started at CrossFit London and began changing everything for the better.

Any further questions, email kate@crossfitlondonuk.com

We can’t wait to meet you! Sign up now by clicking here.

 

(Grateful thanks to Mike Warkentin of CrossFit 204 for permission to use original images from CrossFit204.com)

Crossfit Beginner Fun

Another batch of noble beginners,  decided to kick their training up to another level by starting their level 1 classes, where, uniquely in a group format, Crossfit London teaches you all those “difficult moves” that leisure centres avoid, using a step by step method mixed with lots of kindness .

Often, difficult to master ground based moves, are limited not by flexibility but by balance. In our classes we get our clients to start working on the balance problems with safe, effective, supportive drills , that work. In 1.1  we look at the air squat, the front squat and overhead squat, along with a bit of hanging work such as basket hangs  and  toes to bar . Along the way we start to  discuss some of  our abbreviations like  WOD ( Work Out of the Day) and AMRAP ( As Many Rounds as Possible)  and start introducing you to moving around the gym  ( actually called a Box) safely.

Here is a useful drill  that fixes your squat

 

Most sessions end with a mini WOD, but its not  set to be challenging, merely a light rehearsal of newly learned principles. In our sessions we focus on teaching skill, so whilst a flexibility drill may feature we don’t waste 15 minutes of your time on aerobic warm ups and endless stretching . We use the skill progression to warm you up for the  full range of motion skill you are about to do. Jogging around is a great warm up if you intend to run. Squat drills are the best warm up for squatting. Long term , for those serious about flexibility, we have some fantastic flexibility classes that really push your range of motion along.

So get some serious skills and join our beginner  classes now