Posts tagged with ‘fitness testing’

  • Knowledge Blog

    TUESDAY 31-07-2018: NUTRITION

    - by Admin

    What is good nutrition? And why you should care.

    Nutrition is the foundation of the CrossFit hierarchy of development. Good nutrition is the largest component of this hierarchy and is the foundation on which you build your health and fitness.

    But nutrition is often the part we pay the least attention to.
    So what is good nutrition? While nutrition is a very personal and individual prescription, there are a few points of commonality across the many different and valid nutrition frameworks.

    Good nutrition takes care of energy balance
    Energy balance is one of the bigger pieces of the good nutrition puzzle. Simply put, if the energy you expend during the day is less than the energy you are putting in then you are likely to gain weight. And carrying extra weight contributes to a decrease in your overall wellness.

    Good nutrition makes you feel good and perform better. And look good naked.
    How does your current nutrition approach make you feel? Have your PB’s improved, are you any closer to achieving your physical goals? Do you feel energetic and are you keeping up with your family? Or does your body ache and pain and feel old? These are all factors that are impacted by the food we eat. Looking good naked is of course also a positive side effect of healthy eating habits.

    Good nutrition helps you overcome obstacles
    Obstacles include a negative approach and mind-set around food. Or unsupportive family and friends, and an environment that makes a healthy lifestyle challenging. The genes you inherited are also a potential obstacle, but just because your family have chronic lifestyle conditions doesn’t mean you have to suffer the same fate. The food you eat and your environment all play a role in how your genes express themselves.

    Good nutrition sends a message
    Each time you eat is an opportunity to take a step towards good health. Or towards disease. Food is not only fuel but information. It sends a message to your cells and organ systems and the quality and quantity of that food determines the messages that get sent.
    Nutrition is never a one-size-fits all approach. What works for your buddy at the gym won’t necessarily work for you. And trial and error is often how we figure out what works for us and what doesn’t. However, having a good understanding of nutrition makes it that much easier to decide what information is sound and worth listening to.

    The CrossFit Jozi Introduction to Nutrition session is a complimentary one-hour consultation where we look at how you are currently eating and where we can make simple but effective improvements. Get in touch and let’s get working on building your foundation to improved health and fitness!

  • WOD Blog | Workout of the day

    SATURDAY 07-07-2018

    - by Admin

    BARBELL CLUB

    A. SNATCH TEST

    1 snatch deadlift
    1 hang snatch
    1 snatch

    Build to a max set of the complex. The bar may be dropped after the hang
    snatch.

    B. CLEAN & JERK TEST

    3 clean deadlifts
    2 cleans
    1 jerk

    Build to a max set of the complex. You may not let go of the bar for this complex.

    GI JOZI

    LEVEL 1

    5 rounds

    300m run
    20 Wall balls (7.5/5)
    15 Pulls ups

    * 25 Min cap

    – 5 min rest –

    Air bike

    3 x 400m sprint
    Buddy up teams of 4-5

    LEVEL 2

    5 rounds

    400m run
    20 Wall balls (10/7.5)
    20 Pull ups

    * 25 Min cap

    – 5 min rest –

    Air bike

    3 x 500m sprint
    Buddy up teams of 4-5

  • WOD Blog | Workout of the day

    TUESDAY 03-07-2018

    - by Admin

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO TYRONNE MORDT!

    LEVEL 1

    A. GYMNASTICS PULL/PUSH TEST

    1. Max duration static hang hold
    2. Max duration dip support hold

    B. CONDITIONING TEST 1

    For time:
    100 step up and overs, 24/20″
    75 Single DB shoulder to OH, 12.5/7.5
    50/35 cal. row

    LEVEL 2

    A. GYMNASTICS PULL/PUSH TEST

    Strict ring muscle-ups
    Max reps in 3 minutes

    B. CONDITIONING TEST 1

    For time:
    125 box jump overs, 24/20″ (no lockout needed)
    100 DB shoulder to OH, 20/15
    75/60 cal. row

  • WOD Blog | Workout of the day

    FRIDAY 29-06-2018

    - by Admin

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CHANTELLE WHIBLEY!

    LEVEL 1

    7 rounds for time of:
    15/12 cal. row
    12 box jump overs, 24/20″
    15 Dbl DB S2O, 20/10kg

    LEVEL 2

    7 rounds for time of:
    21/15 cal. row
    18 lateral box jump overs, 24/20″
    15 Dbl KB S2O, 20/12kg

  • WOD Blog | Workout of the day

    WEDNESDAY 13-06-2018

    - by Admin

    FIGHT GONE BAD!

    3 rounds of:
    Wall-ball shots, 20-lb. ball, 10-ft. target (reps)
    Sumo deadlift high pulls, 75 lb. (reps)
    Box jumps, 20-inch box (reps)
    Push presses, 75 lb. (reps)
    Row (calories)

    In this workout, you move from each of five stations after a minute. The clock does not reset or stop between exercises. After the first 5-minute round, take a 1-minute break before repeating. On call of “rotate,” the athletes must move to next station immediately for best score. One point is given for each rep, except on the rower where each calorie is 1 point.

    Work in groups of 5 with each partner starting on a different station.