Crossfit at Crossfit London, in Bethnal Green E2, is amazing for many reasons. One of the reasons is that our classes and programming delivers the full Crossfit prescription as clearly stated in the Crossfit 100 words.
“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.
Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch.
Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds.
Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast.
Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports”
In short, if you are trying to “do” the full Crossfit prescription you: 1) regularly practice and train the major lifts. 2) similarly, you (try and) master the basics of gymnastics. 3) Then you do some cardio, hard and fast, and then 4) as if that’s not enough, you also use these elements to create workouts.
In fact, most of our Crossfitters do this almost every day. In our CrossFit classes we tend to have strength, skill, and then a WOD.
The great feature of some of our packages is that you can spend ample time self-training at off-peak times, so you do that class AND SOME!
Now and then you need to rest. In fact every 10 weeks or so, you really need either a week off, or make it a reduced week, where you cut the weight and intensity down. For humanity’s sake if nothing else. You’ll notice our strength regimes have de-load weeks.
However, if you have been smashing it for 10-12 straight weeks, think about taking a few extra days of rest!
If you are struggling with classes, or there is a skill that has “got your goat”, do drop me a line and we will see if we can fix you up with some personal training sessions with the best person on our team ( we have therapists, diet experts, muscle up specialists and people who can really, really lift heavy stuff). Click here to chat about personal training