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Archer push ups on gymnastic rings during a recent bodyweight seminar

The Push Up – A magnifying glass for a range of movements

While sitting in airport departure lounges and on trains in the past few weeks I was thinking about which exercises provide a clear picture of an individuals fitness, but also provide a broader picture of their strength and weaknesses. The first of these that came to mind was the push up. As a coach I will use...
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Should we listen to the media when choosing our diet?

Every couple of weeks or months there is a new diet that is picked up by the media, this is followed by a procession of claims that these are the greatest thing in health or dieting that the world has ever seen. But do these diets work and if they do are they sustainable or...

Making your new year fitness goals last

So it’s the time of year again when new years resolutions and fitness goals for the new year have just been set. While all of these are set with the best intentions, how often do they fail to last the year or turn into lasting actions? It is not uncommon for new years resolutions to...

Olympic Lifting and the benefit to all athletes

Olympic lifts can often be seen by amateur athletes as something only used by professional weight lifters or professional athletes in power sports such as rugby, and so called ‘trainers’ that don’t see the true benefit preferring to use exercises that isolate individual muscles. This isn’t helped …

The Squat – Common Problems and corrections

The squat is is one of the most effective and functional lower body exercises there is. However it is also an exercise that many people struggle with, a lot of the time without event realising. Stand in a gym or and observe people carrying out the exercise, or even people sitting down and standing back...

Is there an optimal time of day to train or compete?

People claim that they are a morning or an afternoon person and perceive that they perform better in their daily tasks at the corresponding time of day. The question here is does this also apply to athletic or sporting performance as well? If it does then is there any scientific evidence to support the finding?...

Should we be thinking smarter about our hydration?

A lot has been made in recent years on the debate about hydration and how much we should and shouldn’t be drinking, whether we should use isotonic drinks or just water and whether or not the 2% drop in body fluid will lead to a drop in performance. Now I am not really going to...

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You don’t go grab a barbell and load it up with your 1RM and start your workout there, do you? Of...
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"Glen" 30 Clean and jerks (135/95) Run 1 mile 10 rope climbs Run 1 mile 100 burpees Jody, we will miss your smile and "gentle" encouragement around the gym. We are all happy to see you and Gerald embarking on this journey and growing the crossfit community. We wish you nothing but the best with your new box and know that your family will always have a home at Crossfit 757.

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Way to go everyone! Happy birthday to Linsey!

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AMRAP in 20 minutes of: • 1 Round of Cindy (5 Pullups, 10 Push ups, 15 Air Squats) - 1 Deadlift 275#/185# • 1 Round of Cindy - 2 Deadlfts • 1 Round of Cindy - 3 Deadlifts....etc. After each round of Cindy, Deadlift goes up by 1 Core - 2x10 …

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Happy Birthday wishes going out today to another one of our trainers - Holly Farris! As you know, Holly had her first baby this past week - Holly this is quite a PR week for you! Hope you have had a great day with BOTH of your men!

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Come out and cheer for CFA!! We have FIVE teams competing on Saturday!!!

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Congrats to Andrew S and Max E, the first two to officially sign up for our Snatch Virtuosity Workshop that starts this weekend. Who's next?

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INTRODUCING CROSSFIT LITE CLASSES! These classes are a great way to try CrossFit, enjoy CrossFit without heavy weights or even a way to get back into working out!!! Call to schedule your first class! :)

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Congratulations to last week's Minute Madness winner, Manal Azer, who completed an amazing 65 air squats in 60 seconds! This week's challenge is hand release push ups. Will it be your week to shine? Get your name on the board today!

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Whats the worst consequence of joining your new cult?

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The best way to predict your future is to create it. - Peter F. Drucker

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He loves being upside down. Can't you tell?

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Monday 9/29/14 Back squat - 4 x 3, at 80% of 3rm Emom for 10 Even: 8 OH lunge 115/75 Odd: shoulder press max rep 115/95 For time: 10 min AMRAP 10 goblet squats 70/55 10 Russian KBS 70/55 10 ring dips

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Congratulations to all of those who represented CFCC in competition this weekend! We are super proud of you and thankful to have such amazing athletes and people representing our community. Tomorrow, we are testing Front Squat and Strict Weighted Pull Up numbers and then onto a deload week. Happy training everyone! http://crossfitcc.com/workout-of-the-day-monday-9-29-14/

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Buroees. Who doesn’t love them? (Yeah, I know….I’m being just a little sarcastic). Check out the video below for some burpee efficiency tips. I can’t promise it will make them...

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John S. - member since 2011 - has been putting in the time and hard work. Keep your eyes on him for a strong push in the 2015 Masters Competition.

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9/29/2014 WOD: Find your Split Jerk 1 Rep Max. Then: CrossFit Games Open 13.4 As many reps in 7 mins as you can of: 3 Clean & Jerks, 135/95 lbs 3 Toes To Bars 6 Clean & Jerks, 135/95 lbs 6 Toes To Bars 9 Clean & Jerks, 135/95 lbs 9 Toes To Bars 12 Clean & Jerks, 135/95 lbs 12 Toes To Bars 15 Clean & Jerks, 135/95 lbs 15 Toes To Bars 18 Clean & Jerks, 135/95 lbs 18 Toes To Bars If you complete the round of 18, go on to 21. If you complete 21, go on to 24, etc. This workout begins from the standing position with the barbell on the floor and the Athlete standing tall. Every rep counts in this workout.

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Reminder: Tomorrow evening is Bring A Friend/Free Day! If you know of anyone (or you yourself) wants to try CrossFit but is unable to attend our Saturday 9am class come to any class tomorrow evening!

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