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Weapons August 2016

Posted by Josh Schouten

Weapons August 2016 PDF

Well it’s little later in the month than usual but the training is just as painful as it is every month for the Weapons guys. We see lots of Olly lifting through this phase, to aim for new 1RM’s at the end of the month. We will be tackling our times from last months .com wods and seeing if we practice sections of these, can we move faster and more consistent (Like Fronin). End of the month, we have a Monday off for Bank Holiday, so we thought why not add some pain to Sunday in the from of Murph and make us need that post workout Pancakes!!

CFH TRAINING PLAN 1/8/16 – 7/08/16 WEEK 13

Posted by Geoff Stewart

Starting this week with a few words of wisdom posted up by  barbell shrug via  our Jenna.

“‘You can go from couch potato to ripped up in 6-weeks’. None of that shit is true. It’s really just what people want to hear. Good marketing, sure. People don’t want to hear the truth.

The truth is you’re going to work your ass off. 

None of us did any 30-day or 6-week bullshit. It took us years and years to get where we are. 

The truth is you’re going to work your ass off and it’s going to take a long time”. (Barbell Shrugged) 

Substance is very different to glitter. There is too much glitter in the fitness world. Sign up with someone who tells it as it is, or does it as it is, (without being a dick).

(Barbell Shrugged)

We are moving into week 13 of our strength phase. You need to remember those numbers in those big lifts these week starting recording them ,if you don’t already and let see how many KGS you can add to those max reps in the next couple of weeks. Good luck people,

 

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Heavy Metcon 27/07/2016

Posted 26th July 2016 by Jenna Fisher

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Jenna standing in for Geoff again.

Just tested this. You can give yourself a fairly miserable time with it 🙂

3 rounds
60 secs clean and jerk (0.85x bodyweight)
60 secs front rack hold (as above) – can drop to top of deadlift hold after 30 secs
60 secs row
60 secs rest

4 mins rest

3 rounds
60 secs sled push (1.5x bw)
60 secs barbell walking lunges (0.85x bw)
60 secs barbell hold on back (as above)
60 secs rest

4 mins rest

3 rounds
60 secs bench press (0.85x bw)
60 secs strict pull ups/chin ups/ring row
60 secs run
60 secs rest

4 mins rest

4 rounds
60 secs assault bike (hold 80-90 RPM female / 90-100 RPM male)
60 secs rest

 

BEAUTY REDEFINED. Challenging our perceptions of body image.

Posted 25th July 2016 by mtadmin

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The saying that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ suggests subjectivity, yet there is a constant strive for ‘perfection’ when it comes to our bodies.  Society has always portrayed an ideal aesthetic among females and today more than ever we are drenched by this image through magazines, advertisements, TV, billboards, fashion shows etc.  What it is to be “feminine” has changed so drastically over time, and continues to change.  For example in the 1880’s it was idealised to be plump, curvy and voluptuous which was a sign of indulgence and a higher socio economic status; 1920’s adopted a slender, flat chested boyish look while the 1940’s & 50s focused on a curvy, tight waisted, big busted figure (Marilyn Monroe).  In the 1960s an adolescent, rail thin look was desired (Twiggy) and it wasn’t until the 90’s where perhaps the unhealthy obsession for thinness crept in on the catwalk with a new wave of models.  If the perception of external beauty and what it is to be feminine differs between era-to-era, person-to-person, how on earth are we ever to be satisfied with the way we look?

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