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The Forge

Unit 8 Kirkstall Ind. Park




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Saturday 18th September 2010

OHSToday we will mostly be doing Nancy!


A treat for the Saturday morning class sees us hit our first CrossFit benchmark WOD.  The original CrossFit benchmark WODs are all named after girls so if you hear us saying we're "doing Elizabeth", it's nothing more sinister than us doing a workout!  We may well revisit the benchmark workouts throughout the year as they provide us with just that - a benchmark we can use for comparison to see how well we've progressed.

Overhead Squat Technique


Maximum Ring Dips in 2 minutes



5 rounds for time

400m Run

Overhead Squat x 15 40kg


Overhead Squatting Safely [wmv][mov]

Friday 17th September 2010

tire-flippingCarl's programming brings a fun session of playing with odd objects - tyre flips, keg carrys, sandbag throws, kettlebell farmer's walks  and bulgarian bag swings - put them all together and throw each around for a couple of minutes.....then do it all again.

Thursday 16th September 2010

Eating_Black_Box_TheoryLepo! (as they say in Finland)

Today sees us hit our first rest day.  And it may be much needed, especially for those who've been to every session so far.  Good work people - you know who you are!


This is an opportunity to practice some skills, work on your weaknesses, improve your mobility, catch up on a previous workout or do a WOD of your own (or one you've seen elsewhere and have been itching to try).


We'll be there coaching and providing guidance whatever you choose to do with your rest day.  Just make it productive.....something that's going to help you achieve your long term goals.


There's some underused foam rollers with your name on!


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  • Full coverage of the CrossFit Games
  • Nutritional advice
  • Video tuition on how to master skills such as kipping, GHD sit ups, muscle ups, etc.
  • Strength training from Louie Simmons (Westside Barbell)
  • Making your own gym equipment
  • Olympic lifting technique
  • Mobility drills, rehabilitation and injury prevention
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Wednesday 15th September 2010

KettlebellsFocus on kettlebells - learn efficient, safe and effective kettlebell technique in the following movements




Push Press


Turkish Get Ups


With a single kettlebell (24/16kg) perform  15 - 12 - 9 reps of

Single arm swing (strong arm)

Thruster (weak arm)

Single arm swing (weak arm)

Thruster (strong arm)


To Finish

5 minutes of alternate arm Turkish Get Ups

Tuesday 14th September 2010

Wall_SigningGreat first day of classes at CrossFit Leeds.  Massive thanks to all eleven athletes for making day one a huge success.  First donations towards Help for Heroes in the bucket and first signatures on the wall.


Day_1Pull Up/Kipping technique


For Time

Row 500m

then 5 rounds of

5 Push Press 60/30kg

10 Sit ups

20 Squats


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