EXPERT ADVICE FOR THE 0VER-40 LIFTER Lots of good information here. If you’re not 40 or above you probably will be someday. Read.
Workout of the Day
Striking Strength & Conditioning
30 minutes of:
Bike and rowing, alternating, 15 calories
5 Russian kettlebell swings
5 AbMat sit-ups
4 Sledgehammer strikes
4 mountain climbers
2 overhead weighted step-ups, 20″ box, 45/25#
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THE 2017 CROSSFIT LIFTOFF The CrossFit Liftoff is a competition brought to us by CrossFit HQ and Rogue. The Liftoff consists of performing the Olympic Lifts for a one-rep max and performing one “GPP” or General Physical Preparedness workout (a CrossFit-type metcon). Like the CrossFit Open, you register online and record your scores online. You can do the Liftoff in your gym. Unlike every other CrossFit competition, the Liftoff has weight classes. Click HERE for further info or to register. NOVEMBER 30TH.
WOD WARS: THE BATTLE OF BABYLON On NOVEMBER 19TH, WOD WARS: The Battle of Babylon, a local competition, is being hosted at CrossFit Pace Performance (you guessed it, in Babylon). We have several athletes registered to compete. You can see what the workouts are by clicking HERE. If you’re interested but not registered what questions do you have?
The CROSSFIT SPECIALTY COURSE: KETTLEBELL will be held in CrossFit Suffolk on November 18th, 2017. The course is a full day, certified course. The instructor for the course is what makes investing the time and money worthwhile: Jeff Martone.
There are many kettlebell instructors but none have the experience that Jeff brings to the table. Jeff is not only one of the “Founding Fathers” of the modern kettlebell movement in the United States, but is a CrossFit Level 2 and is the Kettlebell Subject Matter Expert for CrossFit. He is intimately familiar with what a CrossFit athlete needs and has worked with numerous CrossFit athletes of all levels. Jeff trains tactical athletes, members of the law enforcement and military communities, as well as professional athletes to include top mixed martial arts coaches and fighters. Jeff spent 5 years as a senior instructor for the RKC (Russian Kettlebell Challenge) and has written the most comprehensive book on the subject of kettlebells, Kettlebell RX: The Complete Guide For Athletes and Coaches.
Jeff is a kettlebell-sport athlete and is a two-time North American record holder in the Long Cycle (double kettlebell clean and jerk as many times as possible with 24 kg. kettlebells for a 10 minute period where you are not allowed to put the kettlebells down.)
Whether your goals include better kettlebell technique for fitness or for the sport you will not find a better instructor than Jeff. CrossFit could have picked among dozens of kettlebell instructors in the United States, but they chose Jeff as their Subject Matter Expert. There is a good reason for this. Jeff is passionate about coaching and is passionate about kettlebell training. Jeff has an in-depth understanding of adult learning and teaching that translates to him breaking down the kettlebell techniques in a way that they are easily understood, quickly learned and simple to retain. This course is “a potent, action-packed one-day training-intensive experience for coaches and athletes. The curriculum is dense and designed to accelerate your ability to learn, apply and master essential kettlebell skills and drills. Participants will glean training insights that will add effective variance to their current CrossFit programming, and they will learn to move more efficiently, effectively and purposely, resulting in better performance, overall endurance, and power output.”
This course is not offered in the Northeast all that often. Take advantage and sign up to spend an entire day learning from one of the best kettlebell coaches in the world!