4.7.16 #10benefitsofCrossFit

10 Reasons Every Woman Should Try CrossFit

CrossFit is intense, it’s challenging and it’s fun. Here are 10 reasons you should consider trying it.

http://www.oxygenmag.com/article/10-reasons-woman-crossfit-10094


With more than 11,000 affiliate locations (aka “boxes”) worldwide, CrossFit isn’t just for meatheads and bodybuilders. Every day, real women are giving the constantly varied, high-intensity mix of cardio, weightlifting and gymnastic movement a shot…and loving it. Here are 10 reasons you should check out your local CrossFit box and see if it’s right for you.
1. You’ll learn proper form. Have you always stuck to hand weights or avoided strength training all together? If you’ve worried about getting hurt or were never sure what exactly to do with your gym’s selection of plates and barbells, CrossFit is a great place to start. Most boxes require new athletes to complete a basics course that covers equipment usage, proper lifting form and commonly used CrossFit terminology.
2. Bored? Not anymore. CrossFit is made up of constantly varied, high-intensity movements. Which means that over the course of one WOD (workout of the day) you may be running, rowing, swinging kettlebells and working on gymnastic moves like ring dips and handstands. Coaches use the timer throughout the class and keep athletes in constant motion.
3. Measurable results (that have nothing to do with the scale). CrossFit is all about metrics, but you’ll rarely hear anyone talk about pounds (unless it’s how much they’re lifting). Most CrossFitters keep track of their PRs (personal records) for specific workouts and lifts via notebook or app, which makes it easy to see improvements in strength and stamina over time.
4. But that doesn’t mean you won’t look damn good. T he constantly varied nature of CrossFit means that every part of your body will get a workout, with specific emphasis on the glutes and thighs. Lots of squats, both with and without weight, mean a perkier butt. And an increase in muscle mass is a surefire way to boost metabolism.
5. Everything can be scaled and modified. Take a look at a typical class at any box and you’ll see a variety of ages, amounts of experience and levels of ability. Yet everyone’s getting a workout that’s HBD (hard but doable). That’s because scaling weight appropriately is encouraged, and nearly all CrossFit movements can be modified. For example, a new athlete may modify pull-ups by using an exercise band or opting for a lighter a kettlebell than the prescribed weight.

6. New workout buddies. Critics call CrossFit a cult, but anyone on the inside will tell you it’s a community. The best coaches and boxes create a sense of teamwork and camaraderie. It’s not uncommon for more advanced athletes to share training tips with newbies and stay behind to cheer them on while they finish a workout. And athletes who start CrossFit around the same time often form a special bond as they improve and grow together.
7. Efficiency. You know how it goes: when time is an issue, you either focus on lifting or squeeze in a few biceps curls after 45 minutes on the elliptical. If you’ve only got one hour to work out, CrossFit is your best bet. Most WODs include a mix of cardio and weight training. You’ll be surprised how fast you can accelerate your heart rate with a 10-minute mix of burpees, push-ups and air squats.
8. The opportunity to right the wrongs of gym class humiliation. Are you haunted by memories of the President’s Fitness Challenge? Did rope climbs give you nightmares well into your 20’s? CrossFit gives you the chance to confront all the movements that troubled you from grades K through 12, all in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. Good coaches will show you how to work towards challenging movements like pull-ups, handstands and rope climbs with strength-building exercises and progressions.
9. It’s like personal training, but more affordable. Yes, CrossFit is typically a significant financial investment. But, it’s much more affordable than sessions with a personal trainer, and you’ll still get many of the same benefits. CrossFit coaches make an effort to get to know every athlete so that they can help them with goal-setting. And, in every class, you can expect to receive guidance on form and technique.
10. CrossFit movements are functional. After a couple months of CrossFit, you may find activities like carrying groceries or changing the bottle on the office water cooler to be a lot easier. That’s because CrossFit focuses on functional movements: carrying awkward items, sprinting short distances, lifting heavy things from the ground. CrossFit training is, in many ways, training for everyday life.


WOD

HSPU

2 Rounds OTM 3 15min

7 Deadlift

5 Hang Power Clean

3 Thrusters

25.6.15 #congratulations


A Big congratulations to Maria following not being able to join the other Celtic Warriors at the last Semi Final. Today Maria despite some technical difficulties with faulty equipment still managed to power through to a Finals spot alongside Master Doffy in September- 

AWESOME job with the hard work and dedication paying off

#CelticwarriorRoadTrip


Awesome work as always this morning for Saturday’s multitude of opportunities to get better for our athletes at Celtic Bootcamp Celtic Weightlifting and Saturday Sweatfest with a Big Welcome to Danielle and Mary getting involved followed by a Hero 

7.6.16 #SkwatSkwatRun

 

Some saucy squats on the cards today for our members finished with a sweaty sprint

Huge improvements from Rach, Abi and Chris in DP and in the evening Dom, Charly and Paddy in their OHS technique. Top mentions for Holly and Nat Tanner hitting the full 60 chin ups in the workout, Lorna beating her previous 1rm OHS for 5 reps and Anna Morris for beating her previous 1rm back squat for 8 reps.
Superb race by Rhys and John in class 3 culminating in a dead heat for first place in the WOD and fasted RX time of the day!

1) Overhead Squat (5 heavy reps)

2) Back Squat (3×8)

3) WOD
For Time

400m Run
25 x Chin ups
200m Run
20 x Chin ups
100m Run
15 x Chin ups

6.6.16 #BacktoWork

Book now to our On Ramp Introduction to CrossFit classes starting tomorrow @7.30pm

Contact us via Email at

getstarted-celticcrossfit@outlook.com 

For more information and booking info on our On ramp programme or for further information on;

  • Celtic Weightlifting Club
  • Celtic Bootcamp
  • Personal training 
  • Sport specific conditioning

After a fun bank holiday and half term week of Sun by many our Celtic Warriors were back to the hard work of constant improvement today at the Box

WOD


1) 8 Sets

2 push Jerk

2 split 

Every 90s
2) 1min AMRAP of each 

-HSPU

-HPC 50/35

-DU

1round:1Round 

X 3

Hot and sweaty one for the Celtic warriors. 

Good pairs workout and everyone encouraged and cheering each other on and working hard. 

Top work by Leighton getting out a load of HSPUs strict. 

Lorna moving like a ninja in the wod, forever improving her clean technique.

4.6.16 #SaturdaySweatfest

Our next On Ramp – Introduction to CrossFit starts Tuesday 7.30pm
To receive more information on getting started in CrossFit Click HERE

Or for details on other classes email: getstarted-celticcrossfit@outlook.com

Today had the usual mixed bag of fun including Celtic Bootcamp, Saturday Sweatfest CrossFit and Celtic Weightlifting Club

HUGE mention for Jen who has been working diligently and consistently at Celtic Weightlifting Club- hitting a huge 50kg Clean and Jerk PR this am


WOD

‘Linda’

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps of the triplet:

Deadlift: 1 1/2 body weight

Bench press: body weight

Clean: 3/4 body weight


Sunday Open gym 9.30-11.30 Tomorrow

3.6.15

Our next On Ramp- Introduction to CrossFit starts Tuesday @7.30pm

Click here – for more information on our starter course 

which can also be booked as 1:1 personal sessions

or email 

Getstarted-celticcrossfit@outlook.com about our other classes;

  • Celtic Olympic Weightlifting Club
  • Celtic Bootcamp
  • Strength and Conditioning sessions
  • Sports sessions
  • Personal training 

Today at delightfully Sunny Box we had

WOD

Front Squat

5-3-1-1-1

OTM 15

  • 40s Row
  • 5 TNG Squat Clean
  • Run 200m
  • 20 Wallball
  • Rest 1min

Remember Saturday Timetable

9-10am Celtic Bootcamp

10-11am Saturday Sweatfest CrossFit

9.30-11.30am Celtic Weightlifting  Club

2.6.16

On Ramp starts Tuesday – be a part of the fitness Revolution

Click here to receive more information on June’s Introduction to CrossFit

Another awesome day at the box with a packed and always sweaty Bootcamp 

Followed by another quality Weightlifting session with Coach Christie on her triumphant coaching return, from the successfull Junior Battle in Austria over the weekend, congratulations guys.


Yet another night of improvement in Celtic Weightlifting in the books. With Wave 2 done and Wave 3 ready to commence on Monday

30.5.16 #Bankholiday


Being a bank holiday proved not to be a reason to not train

Great atmosphere throughout this morning at the box
PRs for many Fran on her back squat with ease Lad and Abi continuing the Olympic lift bests.

Rachael and Mike for great family WODs as was the case for all of team Doffy. 

WOD

Back Squat

5-3-1-1-1

3XX1

20 OTM

Muscle ups

– Double Unders

– Wallwalk

– Run 200m


Normal Timetable resumes tomorrow…

7.5.16 #sweatfest Saturday


Celtic Weightlifting club Sat 9.30-11.30 – Great progress being shown already after only 3 weeks and many already seeing great improvements across their strength and lifts.

Celtic Bootcamp Saturday  9.00am

A great atmosphere once again! Nice to

Welcome young Iwan back from illness and injury and fighting fit again

Another awesome week in the books @Celtic CrossFit 2.0