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How does your CrossFit gym work? 

August 18, 2017
  Global gyms and private studios operate similarly. Members anonymously take classes or workout in the free weights area, take a shower and leave the premises. The staff is usually very friendly, catering to the customer's every need. The equipment is at the disposal of all members, who most of the time will have to programme a workout for themselves or join a class if they wish to be guided in their fitness routine. A CrossFit gym i

CrossFit Accessories: When Do We Need Them?

August 12, 2017
They are worn by different level athletes, our coaches and Games athletes and: weightlifting belts, knee sleeves and wrist wraps. After a couple of months of CrossFit we are starting to lift heavier weights, and in order to improve we may need help from these accessories. Are they essential to our performance, if so when should start using them? Can we still lift a significant amount of weight without using any accessories? LIFTING

Maximize your Fitness during your Summer Holidays

August 7, 2017
It is the moment we have been waiting for the whole year and we intend to savour every minute of it! Summer holidays are right around the corner, perhaps did it even already started. We have been working hard to shed off the weight, put on muscle mass, or simply become better at mobility during these past 6 months and we would not want to see our efforts vanish. Although we are quite certain that muscles don't disappear within a week off from tr

It’s always great to get a Personal Best but it’s even better to master technique

July 27, 2017
Long term training If we have been training for a long time - that would be over a year, then we should be aware that PR's don't come as often. It's normal to hit a plateau and stagnate for a while. In the beginning of CrossFit, we celebrate PR's almost weekly because there is so much to learn and to scale. A kipping pull-up is decomposed into ring rows, banded pull-ups, then we celebrate one, two three, up to five strict pull-ups, then th

Understanding the new training cycle at CF 1971

July 23, 2017
All members follow the programming of the box where they train. It is designed by the head coaches and allows the athletes to progress while maintaining and improving their current level. At CrossFit 1971, we will be starting a new programme on the 1st of August, meaning that our current RM will be tested the week of the 24th of July. What does this mean for us, do we need to come prepared and how will we be able to track our numbers as we go?