Congratulations Coach Simone!!!

Defending Welsh and British Champion, Coach Simone entered her second Welsh Powerlifting Championship yesterday and once again surpassed even her own very high expectations with her performance.
Leading up to the competition, Simone was struggling with a shoulder injury, that has really hindered her preparation in all three lifts, but particularly her bench press. Despite this, Coach Sim prevailed! With her positive, resilient and never say die attitude that optimises the toughest Celtic Warrior, Coach Simone Not only retained her title and qualified for the British Championship with ease!!! But in the process broke her own Welsh, British and European Records in 2 of the 3 lifts.
Coach Simone’s total was also a British record even though she chose to only perform one comfortable lift on the bench press to manage her injury!



We are all sooooo proud of her! The entire Celtic community have sent messages of support and congratulations and will be fully supporting her preparations for further achievements, maybe even World records at the upcoming British Championships! She continues to inspire our Celtic warriors and Warriorettes in her coaching, performance and probably most importantly her warm caring nature!
It doesn’t go unnoticed!!


Well Done Coach Simone!

Tonight’s Classes
A) Build up to a Heavy 2 rep Touch and go Snatch
B) 21 Power Snatch, burpees, Pull Ups
15 Overhead Squats, burpees, Pull Ups
9 Full Snatch, burpees, Pull Ups
(10 min Cap)


Congratulations to Matty, hitting a new PB of a 60kg snatch not just for 1 rep but almost for 2 T&G reps!

February On Ramp
We still have some spaces on our February On Ramp course


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Thursday Body Weight Bonanza!
A) OTMEM 20mins
Odd Min – Descending rep,
ascending weight Deadlift
Even Min – Max HSPU
B) 7 Rounds
5 C2B Pull ups
10 Hollow position Press ups
15 Air Squats
50 Double Unders

Countdown to Celtic Christmas Social – 2 Days!!!!


Celtic Crossfit DWF Qualifying WOD 2

10 min time cap to complete…
500m row
HSPU & Deadlift (100kg/70kg)
500m row

Another very busy night at the box! With, once again superb effort, passion and community shown throughout this horrible workout! Great to see so many of you conquering one of our main weaknesses HSPU not long ago very few would have even contemplated taking this on RX’d. Once again this is testament to your hard work and progress of late!! Keep it up guys! Your doing amazing! And making “YOUR” box “The place to be” at the moment!

One of our most improved members with huge potential Bridie, smashing her HSPU

The very impressive Coxy, easing his way through the Deadlifts!

Amazing community, cheering heat 1 through the WOD

Great night again Celtic Warriors!! Post scores to comments…


Saturday Morning Mayhem
Another big turn out for our Saturday morning class! These are fast becoming one of our more popular classes! So much so that we actually ran out of weights today!!! (A very nice problem to have for us as coaches!)

Some of our Saturday morning Celtic Warriors setting up for the session

In pairs…..
20x 200kg Deadlift -Both on bar at once
400m Run-Done together, one partner carries sand bag first 200m the other a 24kg KB, then swap for 2nd 200m
40 Press Ups– Split any way, but non working partner must hold press up position throughout! If they drop 3 air squats each before continuing
X4 Rounds


(Ladies were at 130kg)
Post times and abuse for such a horrible WOD below

Don’t Forget To Check The Website Tomorrow Around Mid Day For Information and More Importantly The WOD’S For Our CELTIC CROSSFIT DWF QUALIFYING WEEK! Starting Monday!


Some team WOD fun this evening at the box


Liv who made all sorts of funny noises whilst on the gremlin!

3 x 7

In teams of 4
20 muscle ups
Whilst partner holds 100/60
60 wallballs
Whilst partner holds chin over bar
Partner carry 100ft with kettlebell
40 Burpee box jumps
Partner carry 100ft with kettlebell
20 muscle ups
60 wall balls whilst partner holds chin over bar
Partner carry 100ft with kettlebell
40 Burpee box jumps
Partner carry 100ft with kettlebell
2 muscle ups each

For time


Some more More regional fun today for our earlier bank holiday classes back to work and normal hours tomorrow…well for our classes and you lot at least?!

Not quite the regional snatch ladder but
1RM Snatch

Regional WOD 1





For Time


A repost from November to take note of, the deadlift is great when done correctly, do it wrong and it will bite your ass!!

Leave your ego out of this lift-MECHANICS AND CONSISTENCY BEFORE INTENSITY (always!!!) which in this case is a heavy load. Do it badly now and your creating motor patterns for the lift that will be hard to undo in the future, which will ultimately limit your potential and could lead to injury.

Bad form is shit and is not worth it FACT!!!


“The deadlift is unrivaled in its simplicity and impact while unique in its capacity for increasing head to toe strength.Regardless of whether your fitness goals are to “rev up” your metabolism, increase strength or lean body mass, decrease body fat, rehabilitate your back, improve athletic performance, or maintain functional independence as a senior, the deadlift is a marked shortcut to that end. To the detriment of millions, the deadlift is infrequently used and seldom seen either by most of the exercising public and/or, believe it or not, by athletes.It might be that the deadlift’s name has scared away the masses; its older name, “the healthlift,” was a better choice for this perfect movement.”

(Glassman 2003, CrossFit Journal Issue 12)

Read the rest of this CrossFit Journal article here


5 x 2 Deadlift



50 Double Unders

21 Kettlebell swings

15 OHS @60% 1RM