Gymnastics Phase 5: Pike Mobility, Shoulder Stands & Levers

Posted 31st August 2016 by Josh Schouten

Progress is not made in giant leaps when it comes to mastering you body weights.  If you’ve not had a chance to listen to coach Sommers (US Gymnastic coach and founder of GymnasticsBodies ) talk to Tim Ferris I highly recommend it (Part 1 The Secret of Gymnastic Strength, Part 2 The Secrets of Gymnastic Strength Training, Part Two — Home Equipment, Weighted Stretches, and Muscle-Ups).

Gymnastics is not about skill, its about pure strength.  You might think you’re strong when you lifting an external weights, but the truth is quickly displayed when it comes to mastering your bodyweight.  Gymnastics strength takes time and it simply can not be rushed.  Physiologically, a number of specific changes to the muscle and the connective tissue need to take place to support the demands of bodyweight training.  Connective tissue adapts at a drastically slower rate than muscle tissue.  While some of you are strong enough to perform strict pull-ups, that doesn’t mean that your body is physically ready to perform rope climbing.


Thursday Night Rowing Class

Posted by Josh Schouten

FullSizeRenderDue to popular demand Momentum Training will be adding a specific rowing class to the weekly schedule in September. On Thursday 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th the 7:30pm the CrossFit class will become a rowing class.


Small Group Body Composition P.T Phase (PM Sessions)

Posted 28th August 2016 by Josh Schouten

DSCF1551A new phase of the PM Body Composition P.T session with StreTch is about to start. This phase will focus on Escalating Velocity Body Composition Training and the joys of lactic acid production <insert evil laughter>…

Research conducted by Romanian exercise scientist Hala Rambie found that the lactic acid training was far superior for fat loss than aerobic training. Yes, you read it correctly! Rambie discovered that high blood lactic levels decreased blood pH levels, which in turn increase the production of growth hormone (GH). Higher GH levels accelerate fat loss an increase lean muscle mass. (more…)

CFH TRAINING PLAN 29/08/16 – 4/09/16 WEEK 2

Posted 27th August 2016 by Geoff Stewart


So how did you find the first week of our Adaptation phase, can you feel those foundations being reinforced? This week we are going to continue the theme with our basic lifts up first followed by some more gassy items. In our world there are always squats and then more squats, there are more squat variations than there are days in the week but we do all squat slightly differently and most people’s squats look a little different. This isn’t a bad thing, we are all put together in different ways and will move differently. Most of us however could do with some more mobility. One of the best ways to do this is spend time in that squat position and this week we are asking you guys to spend time down there. Check out Coach Stretch’s main man Idol Portal for tips and a squat challenge.