it was interesting to note that the fitness industry “rates” the knee to elbow and straight leg crunch, along with the swiss ball crunch. I think we are discovering that what the fitness industry sees as tough, is infact, self limiting, and non functional. A “leading” fitness group ace, commissioned this not very convincing article article ” Best and Worst Abdominal exercises” . But. its amazing what come top if you limit your exercises and ignore gymnastics…..
This is a bit of a con, as I always intended that “part 2” would be about POSE running. It really should have been because without POSE you won’t really run properly. Nevertheless, POSE takes a while to master, so it’s back to the basics of:
Which, as we all know, are the central issues of all barefoot running…(!)
So, I managed to get my first nasty barefoot injury as predicted by, er, just about everybody.
“You’ll cut your feet!”
“‘Ere, bruv! Are you mad, bruv?”
But in my defence, it wasn’t really a running injury; I taught this month’s i-Course barefoot. It was great! No-one dared to comment, but during a mini break outside, having, as I always do, checked for glass, snakes, acid (yes I watch too many films…) I managed to swing my foot into the edge of a drain cover and sliced some of it off. No-one noticed the blood…I think…so when going barefoot, watch out for…er…. everything!
Fat Youth (or is that yoof…?)
Especially ones that smoke drugs and waddle, will get involved in your running and offer useful coaching tips like, “You’ll cut your feet!” and “‘Ere, bruv! Are you mad, bruv?”.
So barefoot run and make new friends.
Your feet can get a bit tender, so build up the vulnerable bits of your feet with super glue. No danger, apart from the risk of cynide poisoning (so don’t do this unless you have checked with a doctor) and glueing yourself to the floor.
No matter what the pack says, superglue can still be tacky five minutes after application. Don’t glue your toes together, or your fingers to your eyelid, penis, etc. Well, not unless you are a very fast talker in casualty…
But it’s a useful layer of skin protection. I do it because I’m insane. Ask anyone…
Watch out for ‘POSE and Foot Mechanics’, coming soon…but in respect of my distance, I’m now up to 30 minutes steady state running, with no achilles pain, which has reminded me about how much I hate running. Well I suppose it’s better than direct self harm.
My relatives and fellow directors cannot get a sectioning order quite as easily…!
Whilst not giving anything away about the WODs, there will be a 15 minute kipping practise on all the Wednesday, Friday evening sessions and the Saturday morning sessions this week. If you can kip, you will have some muscle-up practise time (or another activity of choice)
While England were being crucified by Germany, another fabulous Crossfit London UK i-Course, (the best way to kick start your Crossfit training, and the ideal preparation for a Crossfit certification) was held in Bethnal Green at The Blackboard Gym.
The audience was treated to a hat trick of
some of the fundamental Crossfit moves
how to snatch and clean
and the world famous Crossfit London UK squat workshop
The afternoon was a goal mouth scramble of pull-ups. muscle-ups, some offside handstand push-ups, and abdominal stuff. Terrific!
Colin Menniss led the afternoon’s gymnastic moves, with affiliate owners Andrew “barefoot” Stemler and Steven “squirrels” Shrago stepping in to fill the blanks, and going head-to-head in their infamous hip-hop snatch-off session.
The audience responded by pulling out some first ever muscle-ups, some great squats, and snatching like pros.
A special thank you also goes to Umar and Chris as our special guest trainers.
Ok so I took a short break and and I trust Andrew wasn’t soft on you! But I’m back and had to show you who is boss so tonight was a toughie.
20, 20, 20 Back Sqauts (oh they felt sooooo good)
25 Pull ups
20 Press ups
15 Handstand push ups
400m Run (my kettlebell hell lovers replaced this with 80 Swings and boy did they love them!)
We did Amrap for 25 minutes, the goals was to reach 3 rounds and some of you smashed it by getting in a forth!!! You go Guys!!!!
We had some impressive form from Ben on his back squats, and awesome staying power from newbie Tran -Whoop Whoop doing it for the girls. Ed made an impressive first round with full on handstand push ups, definatly deserves a whoop!