On Sunday 10th August we will celebrate our 3rd Birthday. Last year we held an in house Olympic lifting competition and it was great fun for all involved. This year we will change things up a bit and hold a friendly Team Competition followed by a BBQ. The plan will be to get together in teams of 2, these can be mixed or same sex teams. There will be a few WODs/ Challenges to complete and then we can have a small prize for the winner. Timings will be10:30 WOD brief’s, WODs will be finished by 1230-1300 and then we’ll eat meat.
We hope as many of you as possible can make it, if you don’t want to join in with the challenges then still come and enjoy the food and company!!!
Apologies to those away competing at the European Inferno, we will keep upto date with your progress and hopefully programme some of the WODs in our challenges.
Today is “OPEN GYM” day. The box is open at the usual times, however there are no set classes. Use today to Catch Up on a recent WOD you have missed. Today is an ideal opportunity to come in and practice your Technique, or hit some Strength Training in the lifting section. If you are feeling beat up from the past few days of training, come and get your Stretch on in the Mobility Corner or take a well earned Rest Day 🙂
A new addition to Thursdays “Open Gym” is the “Thursday Beast WOD” (aka “Throw Up Thursdays). This is an endurance based WOD which stays clear of all things technical, it will include things like Running, Rowing & Skiing. You may find yourself also flipping tyres and carrying things, possible even the occasional trip up “The Hill”.
There are still no set classes on a Thursday, this is just something that you will find on the Whiteboard along with all the other catch up WODs from this week. If this is something you like the sound of then feel free to come in and crack on (there is usually a group doing this at 8:30am & 9:30am, and a couple of groups going for it in the evening). We will be alternating between an Interval style workout and a good old fashioned long Slog on a weekly basis, it will not be posted the night before, so come prepared for all situations!
Check out the video below… “Killing The Fat Man” is a brilliant series which was posted on the CrossFit Journal a while ago. It follows a man called Gary Roberts and the 1st 16 weeks of his CrossFit journey. In the 1st episode posted below, he tells you his story and the reasons why he wants to start CrossFit. He shares his feelings as he nervously attends his 1st ever session at his CrossFit Box not knowing what to expect… something a lot of us will be able to look back and relate to!
There are 13 episodes in total, I will post one every night here for the next couple of weeks so you can enjoy watching him make progress! If you cant wait 24 hours until the next one is posted, you can find them on youtube or on the CrossFit Journal just type it into the search bar.