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  • Knowledge Blog

    THE SPORT OF LIFE

    One of the reasons sports became such spectacles is the apparently unpredictable nature of the event. The bounce of the ball could go any way, the environment has an effect on the outcome, and each athlete experiences unexpected rises and troughs. Perhaps this is why so many analogies are drawn between sports and life. When you really look at it, though, sports are in fact very predictable.

    You know how long and how far it will go, the rules are defined, and there are even particular seasons for each sport. Whereas life is truly unpredictable. There are arguably only two aspects of life that you know are going to happen; change and death. And you don’t even know when that will happen!

    You’re not participating in a sport in your training sessions. If you’re competing or working towards competing at Regional or Games level, it sure is your sport. But what you’re doing in your training sessions is a health and fitness program. Health and fitness for life, and life has no off-season.

    Yes, the Open is over and many of you participated in it. Yes it’s the Easter holiday season. And yes, we are doing fitness testing. We’re in this for the long haul, and life goes on! We do keep you updated on the program, though, so you knew we were at the tail of this training block 😉

    On that note, the training blocks aren’t designed to be aligned with the Open. We’re always working on your endurance a.k.a cardio, regardless of the time of year. Each block simply has a few particular foci to ensure we’re covering all your bases. Safeguarding your health and fitness through aging is the overarching goal. Sacrificing your endurance to be stronger from April to October would be opposing that goal. Side note, more Regional aspiring athletes should probably spend the Games off-season working on their endurance instead of starting strength programs…..

    You also have to deal with whatever life brings you, and that often means doing the stuff you don’t like so much. If all you ever did in training was what you liked, wanted and assumed was good for you, you wouldn’t achieve much, and that’s why you come to facilities like these 😉

    — Imtiaz

  • WOD Blog | Workout of the day

    SATURDAY 23-06-2018

    BARBELL CLUB

    A. SNATCH

    3 snatch deadlift
    2 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 hang cleans
    2 cleans
    1 jerk

    Build to a max set of the complex. You may release the bar for a quick reset
    after the 3rd hang clean

    CROSSFIT

    “Jenkins”

    Amrap with partner in 40min
    50 Burpees
    400m Run
    50 KB Swings 24/16
    400m Run
    50 Pull ups
    400m Run
    50 Push ups
    400m Run
    Split work as needed between partner
    Run together.