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Unit 8 Kirkstall Ind. Park



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Unit 2 Education Road


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Tuesday 28th April 2015

Bank Holiday Monday Opening Hours

The gyms will be open at the following times on Bank Holiday Monday 4th May. Both gyms are open to all members of CrossFit Leeds and The Forge.


CrossFit Leeds

10-11am Met Con

11-1pm Open Gym


The Forge

4-6pm Open Gym

6-7pm Team WOD


Today's Training

Gymnastics Skills - Handstands

Coaching will be focussed on handstands and their variations and progressions.


For those who want to work on their gymnastic strength, work through the following in 20 minutes:

5 Sets:

Press Up/Handstand Press Up (or relevant progression)/Handstand Walk x 5-7 reps

Rest 1 minute

Pull Ups/Bar Muscle Ups x 3-5 reps

Rest 1 minute



9-15-21 reps for time:

Russian Swings 32/24kg



Rest 2 minutes


21-15-9 reps:


Russian Swings 32/24kg


Note your time for each workout.



Happy birthday to Neil Singh





Monday 27th April 2015

Today's Training

Squats 4 x 3

This can be Back, Front or Overhead squats.

Perform strength work at around 85-90% of 1RM or a lighter load to develop technique and positioning.

Rest 2-3 minutes between sets.


Rest period between squats can be used to add an optional superset of:

Pull Ups 4 x 3-5



10 minute AMRAP:

10 Kettlebell Squats 24/16kg

10 Press Ups

10 V-Sits

10m Broad Jumps



Happy birthday to Preet Birk.


Black and Blue Games

What an amazing day! So many stand out moments throughout the competition and the after party!!!


Well done to all the athletes who competed on Saturday. It was brilliant to see so many of our members from both boxes taking part and all approaching the event with a great attitude. Heat after heat we saw athletes giving their all and showing what they're capable of through their dedicated training that goes on every week. And it was brilliant to see competitors finishing their workouts then going straight over to the those still working and cheering them on to the finish. Watching the camaraderie and friendships that have formed leading up to the event as well as on the day make me so proud and are what make CrossFit Leeds and The Forge such fantastic and effective places to train.


Huge thank you to everyone who helped out in the lead up to the event and on the day. We couldn't run such an amazing competition without all your help. I'd like to especially thank Foz for the t-shirt designs and Razorstorm for the printing (at quite short notice!), Ferino for event set up, Wully Bully for sponsoring the prizes and sorting the after party, Suz for the competitor massages and winners prizes, Helen and Preet for keeping all the scoring up to date and helping set up the venue, Tudds, Simon and Rhian for the photography, Dom, Laura and Nickie for marshalling the run, Rosie for keeping the event running smoothly throughout the day, and to everyone who helped out in any capacity to help make our 6th Black and Blue Games the best yet.


Also a huge thanks to everyone who brought cakes down on the day to help keep the athletes going. There were some delightful treats on offer and along with the coffees we raised over £200 for charity. All the money raised will be going towards sponsoring our CrossFit Leeds Windermere Row team who are raising funds for St. Gemma's Hospice. You can sponsor the team of Niki, Ferino, Emma KP, Helen, Chris Russell, Nath, Niall and Kris here. They'll be rowing 10 miles across Lake Windermere on the 28th June 2015 - supporters on the day are very welcome.


Congratulations to all of our event winners


Spirit of the Box

CrossFit Leeds - Faisal Tuddy

The Forge - Ben Halpin


Blue Men

1st Ronnie Worrall

2nd Joe Taylor

3rd Dave Marr


Blue Women

1st Izabela Oledzka

2nd Emma Baron

3rd Anne-Marie Owram

Special mention to Nikki Evans who competed as a visiting athlete and placed 1st overall.


Black Men

1st Toby Turner Thompson

2nd Nath Drinkall

3rd Garry Turner

Special mention to Simon Winterburn who competed as a visiting athlete and placed 3rd overall.

Correction to the placings that were given out on the day. Garry Turner finished in 3rd place and Niall placed in 4th. Apologies to Gaz and Niall for the mix up with the scoring and to Gaz for missing out on a photo opportunity!


Black Women

1st Sarah Open

2nd Sian Jones

3rd Lucy Hack


Masters vs Young Guns

Winners - Young Guns





Saturday 25th April 2015

We are hosting our 6th Black and Blue Games at The Forge today. Please remember there will be no classes at CrossFit Leeds or The Forge. Feel free to come down to The Forge at any time throughout the day to have a watch, support the competitors and catch up with friends. Workouts kick off at 9.30am and will be running throughout the day until around 4pm.


You'll be able to keep up to date with results throughout the day here


Full schedule for the day can be viewed here


Click here to check out this years' Black and Blue Games workouts


To see the heats and judging times click here


Bring yourself up to speed with the Movement Standards here




Friday 24th April 2015

Opening Hours this weekend

Please note the following changes to our class timetables due to Black and Blue Games

Friday 24th - 8pm Pure Strength at CrossFit Leeds cancelled. All other sessions on as normal.

Saturday 25th - All CrossFit and CrossFit Kids classes at The Forge are cancelled. CrossFit Leeds is closed.

Sunday 26th - Weightlifting on as normal.


Please come down to The Forge at any point on Saturday to support the competitors and catch up with friends at the Black and Blue Games. Full schedule for the day can be viewed here.


Today's Training

Deadlift 4 x 5

Increasing loads across sets.

Rest 3 minutes between sets


In 10 minutes complete...

3 rounds:

10 Press Ups

10 Box Jumps 24/20"

straight into

3 rounds:

15 Russian Swings 32/24kg

15 V-sits

In time remaining complete as many Wall Ball (10/7kg, 10/9') as possible.


For anyone competing in Black and Blue Games and not wanting to do the class, feel free to get in at any time today to stretch, mobilise or work on some skills and technique.


Happy birthday to Bria Mundy and Lola Cassinat


 Danni looking good on some tyre carries during Ferino's Thursday Funtime session


Rosie doing 2015 Black and Blue Games, Black WOD 2 - "Climb to Glory" in 5.01



Thursday 23rd April 2015

Black and Blue Games, Spring 2015

Alongside the Schedule, Heats & Judges, and Movement Standards, I've now added the Workouts link to the website. You can access all info via the drop down menus under the 'Competition' tab above. The third and final WOD for the Blue category has now been released. 'CHaos Engine' is a classic chipper involving all of your favourite CrossFit exercises!


Today's Training @ CrossFit Leeds

Endurance Class

4 rounds, each for time:

Row 500m

Run 400m

Rest 1 minute between rounds


Fab Abs and other fun stuff at 6pm with Ferino! 


Competition Training at 7pm


Today's Training @ The Forge

Gymnastics Skills - Rope Climbs

Coaching will be focussed on rope climbs and their various progressions. Bring a pair of long socks!


If you are competent with rope climbs work through the following for 20 minutes focussing on quality movement:


1-3 Rope Climbs (Any variation of L-sit, Legless, Regular, Rope Pull Ups, Rope Rows)

Rest 1 minute

5-10 Strict Handstand Press Ups, 5-10m Handstand Walk or 10-20 Shoulder Taps (See our video for Handstand Press Up progressions)

Rest 1 minute


For time:

Row 500m then...

3 rounds of:

15 DB Thrusters 2 x 15/10kg

10 Renegade Rows 2 x 15/10kg

5 Strict Pull Ups

then Run 400m to finish



Happy birthday to John Wood


Spring 2015 Black and Blue Games - Blue WOD 3 'Chaos Engine' in 6.20.



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