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How do you know your CrossFit gym is the best?

September 22, 2017
Whether it is our first CrossFit gym or we are looking to join a new one (because we moved or for other various reasons), we want to join the best gym possible. When there are so many in one city, how do we know we picked the best one and first of all, what should we expect from a CrossFit gym?   Introduction with the head coach  The head coach(es ) manages the space, programmes and most of time welcomes new members. It should

How often should I schedule a CrossFit class?

September 14, 2017
Implementing CrossFit classes into our busy schedule is a personal choice. We all want to become more active but would like to know what is the average time we need to spend at the gym to see results, start feeling healthy or improve our fitness. This number depends on several parameters such as our athletic past, our objectives, if we have a defined goal and how much time we can dedicate per week to CrossFit.   Usual recommendatio

Importance of Core in CrossFit

September 11, 2017
  We mostly hear about quads, shoulders and glutes. The core is eventually associated with the six packs most people wish they had. The good news is we don't have to have apparent abs to have a strong core and also, what a six packs reveal is generally a low body fat percentage. With this information in mind, how can we tell if we have enough core, and most importantly, what is referenced to core when we talk about midline stabilisat

Your Guide to Your First CrossFit Class

September 5, 2017
Whether it is our first intro class or our first official WOD, we feel the need to come prepared. Although there is nothing to be afraid of, CrossFit can be intimidating at first. This is maybe due to the fit athletes showing off their PR's on Instagram or the documentaries about the Games. From the numbers of people who have lost weight, became healthier or have found a true passion, we understand that CrossFit is accessible yet we are apprehens

Eating for CrossFit

August 28, 2017
CrossFit required us to modify our weekly routine. We are now postponing drinks and dinner until after we are done with our daily workouts, similarly, we are leaving dinner or a party early not necessarily because we feel tired but because we have planned to attend the 6am workout. Along with new lifestyle habits, we have to come to implement few stretches here and there while watching TV, or carry a bottle of water to make sure we hydrate pro

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?

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