October 2, 2015

The double under (spinning the skipping rope twice to one jump)

For some this can come naturally and they make it look effortless for a lot of people this exercise is not so easy and can result in some painful whip marks, frustration and rope throwing.

As instructors it can be just as frustrating watching; willing our members on to get the double under, cringing with them when they miss the skip and end up with a punishing reminder of how painful skipping ropes can be when they come in contact with the skin, jumping on the spot hoping for them to get the rope under their feet, and not always having a lot of recommendations to help them get the double under apart from the ones listed in this blog and consistency.  This is the key practice and practice yes you might end up with some impressive welts that might have a few people talking, but you will get it – everyone does even does with no rhythm.

So if you are fed up and frustrated in not being the person that makes double unders look effortless we hope you get some tips from this article from the world record holder how does 164 in 60 seconds!!  http://dailyburn.com/life/fitness/crossfit-workouts-double-unders/ 

October 1, 2015

We are firm believers in high intensity quick workouts.  Our PT sessions and CrossFit Classes work with this format.

The results you can get from a quick intense workout is huge.  Of course the benefits of endurance training is also important for those training for endurance events and those that enjoy doing a long run, bike ride etc.

But in regards to weight training and getting results quick, heavy and limited rest is proven to get the results.

Here is an interesting article we hope you enjoy the read http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/4319131.htm

So remember don’t use the excuse of not having time, even if you have 6 minutes do a workout that is non stop like a body weight circuit or a Tabatta workout is a great workout which can be any exercise you work for 20 seconds and rest for 10 seconds