Tag Archives: strength

Improving your fitness by getting stronger

Working in a Coaching Zone gym that has been open for over a year now, you start to see trends and limitations of the program. Through the use of heart rate belts, people are motivated to get their heart rate sky high and get super out of breath in the 45 minute sessions. While this […]
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The Fitness Tradeoff – Strength vs conditioning

The sport of Crossfit is literally the perfect blend between strength and conditioning. Not only do you need to move heavy amounts of weight, you need to be able to do this over long periods of time, sometimes with heavy weights and sometimes with lighter weights or just your body weight (think running/ swimming etc). […]
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Strength Program – Results

3 months of lifting heavy weights, with a lot of rest in between is not the most exciting thing. It is probably one of the main reasons why I could never pick up a sport like powerlifting or olympic lifting soles on their own. In saying that, there is great pleasure in seeing your strength […]
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Strength Program

About 6 months out from the open, and it is time to build on some strength. (Pretending I wrote this at the start of my program in September). The last couple months have been spent on lifting decently heavy weights for 8-12 reps, building some endurance and gaining some size. While I am unsure whether […]
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Toes 2 Bar Program

After the Open I had identified two weaknesses in my fitness which I needed to address. These were: Hand Stand Push UpsĀ  Toes 2 Bar Again, this was another movement which I had not put much effort into improving, but had improved just from doing them every now and then. Same with the handstand pushups, […]
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Handstand Pushup Program

  If you have read my previous blog, you would have noticed that Handstand Pushups are one of my weaknesses, and now for quite some time. Once my shoulders go in a workout, I can never recover quick enough and therefore suffer in high volume HSPU workouts. I went about searching the internet for the […]
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Preparing and Planning for Season 2019

As you do when you finish the open, you scroll through the leaderboard seeing what you did well in, not so well in and have a look at where you may have finished if things were to go perfectly. Then you look to the year ahead and think of all the things you can do […]
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