03 Jan 2016 – Competition Classes start Sunday 10 January

We've heard your feedback and we know that many of you are looking to work on some of the more technical aspects of barbell and gymnastics movements, while even more of you are beginning to express an interest in CrossFit Competitions (who wouldn't?! They're super fun!) and wanting to know which competitions are appropriate for your level. 

Well, perhaps our new Competition Class is perfect for you?!

So, what is this class? 

  • A once per week, 90 minute class that will focus on the competitive aspects of CrossFit. 
  • The goal is to create an environment similar to that experienced in competitions as well as help prepare the athletes for the mental and physical obstacles they may face.

Whether you are looking at joining in the next CrossFit 1864 Throwdown, or looking at qualifying for one of the bigger UK or European competitions, this class will help get you prepared!

What will be involved in the 90 minute session?

These classes will follow the usual gym programming to keep consistency. However the workout weights, movements, etc. may be scaled up. As it is a 90 minute class, we will also have some extra components added in.

We will not spend time teaching the basic movements. We are expecting attendees to have these nailed down, or at least understand what is expected from certain movements. We will be focusing on more complex aspects, such as barbell cycling. The classes will run at a faster pace, so we recommend having a good understanding of the CrossFit lingo and terminology of different movements (especially the olympic lifting variations).

Basically we will not be holding your hand through the class!

Who is this class for? 

Absolutely anyone! As Greg Glassmans says ‘our needs differ by degree, not kind‘. It doesn’t matter if you have never competed before or you are a competition veteran. We all progress faster when we learn and train together!

There are no set requirements, no certain ‘ability level’, you just need a good attitude and a willingness to work hard and support your fellow classmates!

So if you are intrigued by the idea of CrossFit competitions, come and check the class out!

When is it? 

We are going to hold these classes on Sundays from 9:30 to 11:00am, with the first class beginning Sunday 10 January.

Any questions?

Email Coach Maria or Coach Phil and we'll be happy to help!


WORKOUT OF THE DAY

The Change Challenge Baseline

In 12 minutes:
Run 800 m
50 Air squats
40 Sit-ups
30 Kettlebell swings (24/16 kg)
20 Burpees

In remaining time, AMRAP "Cindy":
5 pull-ups
10 push ups
15 air squats

*Score is total reps completed