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  • UNDERSTANDING THE PROGRAM: MAX EFFORT DAYS

    On the current training block, which has a strength focus, I’ve programmed what are most commonly referred to as max effort days. These are strength development days on which you work up to the heaviest load you can manage for a particular amount of reps. On the published program this...

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  • GAMES SEASON: REGIONALS!

    This one’s for those of you newer to CrossFit. Three to five years ago we’d have people enquiring about joining because they saw the CrossFit Games on ESPN and wanted to give it a go. Nowadays, most new members know little about that part of CrossFit. Although CrossFit the...

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  • DELOADING

    Yes, it’s time to back off a bit. Deload weeks are an essential part of our programs. We typically run 12-week training blocks during which we progressively overload the body by increasing loads, reps and intensity. During this time, both the central nervous system (CNS) and musculoskeletal system are...

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  • MEMBER PROFILE – TAYLA ROHLANDT

    WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A JOB? I am currently studying Drama at the University of Pretoria HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TRAINING AT CFJ? I would say about two years, one and a half years consistently. WHAT ENCOURAGED YOU TO JOIN US WHEN YOU DID? My brother Ryan...

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  • JUST BREATHE

    “Just breathe,” I said to an athlete during a conditioning piece. Hunched over with hands on knees and trying to gulp what appeared to be chunks of air, their response was “How do I breathe?” I wasn’t quite sure how to answer. See, breathing is like a beating heart. Unless...

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