June 13, 2018

COACH K’S – TRAINING TIP

WHY WE PROGRAM SCALING OPTIONS? So, I’ve coached a few wild cats in my time and one of the most frustrating points to get across is the importance of scaling. I know you are thinking to yourself “Coach K I’m a peacock, you gotta let me fly”. Well my functional friend before you get RX’D…

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June 13, 2018

BUILDING YOUR CROSSFIT ENGINE

COACH K’S – TRAINING TIP This is a term you hear in CrossFit a lot these days, building your engine or conditioning. I know you are sitting thinking, Coach K I’m still very much lost in translation here. Let’s take a step back and let me start with saying that human beings are designed to…

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June 13, 2018

Childhood obesity

Childhood obesityDid you know that the rate of obesity among children has more than doubled over the past 30 years or so? Yes, it’s true. As a matter of fact, more than one third of children and adolescents were considered to be either overweight or obese in the year 2012. Since then, childhood obesity rates…

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June 13, 2018

THE BENEFITS OF INTERMITTENT FASTING

COACH K’S TRAINING TIP So, here we go my fellow brothers and sisters of the barbell. Let’s explore the much talked about intermittent fasting method that has been introduced in our Fitter, Faster and Stronger Nutrition Challenge. I know a lot of you have been left dazed and confusion as to what exactly is this…

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June 13, 2018

COACH K’S TRAINING TIP

THE EVER ELUSIVE DOUBLE-UNDER You’re sitting there thinking to yourself, Coach K you have to be genetically predisposed to being able to do double unders or blessed by CrossFit baby Jesus. That you are wrong my friend that is functional. Anyone can learn to double-under, it just takes some painstaking practice. I think Ryan Lennon...

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June 13, 2018

COACH K’S – TRAINING TIPS

IMPORTANCE OF CORE STRENGTH Here wego friends of functionality, lets conquer the world of core. Now when most people think of core strength, they immediately think of their abs. I know if I asked most of you what exercises you think work the core you would immediately think of crunches, sit-ups, leg raises, hanging knee…

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June 13, 2018

COACH K’S – TRAINING TIP

THE IMPORTANCE OF TRAINING THE SMALLER MUSCLES(SYNERGISTS) Picture this crew, I’m at the whiteboard and I’m talking through our strength piece for the day and our assistance strength exercise (e.g. 1 Arm D/Bell Row). This is usually followed by a very blank look on some of your faces when referring to assistance exercises. I get…

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June 13, 2018

FITNESS FACTS FRIDAY – NUTRITION

As the weather starts to warm up here in Belmont’s hoFest shed, I thought I would take the 0me to go through the ins and outs of hydra0on. 1.How do I know I am dehydrated and what ramifica0ons does it have on my training? Your greatest natural detec0on system for dehydra0on is thirst. Unfortunately, by…

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June 13, 2018

WHY TEMPO

Commonly in the crazy world of crossfit the only tempo that seems to maIer is how FAST we are able to move. We are dictated by the clock. There are no PB bell rings for the slowest front squat or how well you can perform the lowering phase of a ring row. If you are…

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June 13, 2018

WINTER MONTHS

Lots of our members prefer to train in the cooler months but I have to admit I am not one of them! Of course it’s rather easy to get stuck in a workout rut during the colder months because of the holidays and chilly weather, but this could actually be hindering your ability to achieve…

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