Programming – Week 30

Thought of the Week Did you watch the CrossFit Games over the weekend? WOW!   On another note, we’re getting into the meat of summer now (not that you’d know if, looking outside). With holidays and time off coming up, summer presents a great opportunity to reflect on what you’ve achieved this year and look…

Programming – Week 29

Thought of the Week Did you compete at the London Box Battles on the weekend? For those of you that didn’t, I urge you to consider joining us for the next one. It’s a blast and adds a little extra element to your training leading up to the event. Nothing spurs you to make progress…

Programming – Week 25

Thought of the Week “The greatest adaptation from CrossFit occurs between the ears”. Are you guys feeling mentally stronger because of your training?   Monday 22nd June Classic CrossFit (a) Squat – 5×3 Tempo 55×1 70-75% (b) At 75-80% RPE. 4 rounds. Go every 7 minutes. 800m run 25 KB Swings 15 Burpees   Tuesday 23rd June Classic…

Programming – Week 24

Thought of the Week Did you read the programming update piece yet? No? Then go ahead and read it here. We’re going to assume you’re informed on the current training cycle, what we’re trying to achieve and how we are going about it. We’re not going to be very impressed if you don’t know what’s going…

Programming – Week 23

Thought of the Week First of all, if you haven’t read it already, please have a look at the programming update piece on the blog here. As detailed in that post, we are moving onto a new block of programming in which we are going to be emphasising movement quality and positional strength and awareness.…

Programming Update

  In many ways, this has been an incredibly successful cycle of training. We’ve seen a huge number of PBs and amazing progress all round. You should all be very proud of the diligence and consistency you’ve demonstrated!   Some Observations   However, over the last few weeks we have noticed a number of things…

Programming – Week 21

Programming Update This week is the last week in the current programming cycle. Next week we will be embarking on a new phase of training with some new movements, new training methods and a different focus. More on this later in the week. Since it is the last week in the current cycle, this week…

Programming – Week 20

Thought of the Week How’s your sleep? This week’s Whole Life Challenge lifestyle challenge is to get 7 hours sleep per night and it’s probably the most important one we’ll do during the 8 weeks. If you want to get stronger, fitter, bigger, leaner and generally more sexy, you need to sleep. It’s hard to…

Programming – Week 19

Thought of the Week How much attention are you paying to your breathing mechanics? Ok, this isn’t yoga. But if you aren’t breathing efficiently then you aren’t supplying as much oxygen to your muscles as you could be, which means you aren’t doing as much work as you could be, which means you aren’t getting…