On Saturday, August 11th we will be having an in-house competition at CrossFit 12866 based on the CrossFit games. CF12866 and LGCF members will compete individually in an event from 8-10 AM with workouts inspired by or directly from the CrossFit games. Normally scheduled class at CF12866 will be cancelled. Please keep in mind it is perfectly acceptable to scale workouts to your fitness level so don’t let workout difficulty or movements hold you back from participating. Please sign-up on the whiteboard at the gym if you plan to participate. Keep a close eye on the CrossFit Games this weekend to see the potential workouts you will be up against!!!
It’s time to do it again! Our last Strongman/woman event was a ton of fun so we are reloading with different events this Saturday! What: World’s Strongest Man and Woman Contest Who: Any active member at LGCF or CF12866 When: Saturday, July 14th at 8:00-10:00 AM Where: Lake George CrossFit (238 Bay Rd, 12804) Why: Because you are badass and deserve an opportunity to show it!!! The strongman movements were born from ancient rituals and tasks. From lifting a massive stone as a right of passage into manhood to carrying water and feed to livestock. These movements evoke primordial spirits and spark primal emotions…not to mention they are just plain fun! Today strongman movements provide us with varied ways to improve and prove our fitness. On Sundays at the LGCF Strongman class (or maybe we should call it the strongwoman because the class is usually dominated by some very strong women!) we get down and dirty with all sorts of strongman movements. Athletes usually leave sweaty, filthy, and smiling with the incredulous feeling of what they just accomplished. To that end, we would like to introduce the Lake George CrossFit/CrossFit 12866 World’s Strongest Man/Woman Challenge. We are designing up to 8 events to determine the strongest man and woman of LGCF/CF12866. There will be a minimum work requirement in a couple events, more will be released as we gauge the level of participation. Strongman sometimes favors the larger taller athlete and at other times the smaller quicker man or woman has the advantage. Across 8 events we plan to find the strongest and most well rounded strongman and strongwoman. All spectators are welcome to help cheer on the contestants as they summon their own ancient powers of strength to complete the Herculean tasks. Please sign up on the whiteboard if you plan to participate. Anticipated events include: Deadlift ladder Farmers carry Axle bar oh for reps Stones in 60s Hand over hand vehicle pull Strongman Relay Max OH hold Squat event
Olympic lifting is a staple of our programming and I don’t see that changing. Clean and jerks and snatches improve your speed, strength, power, coordination, mobility, agility, endurance, balance, and accuracy. I’m sure I can come up with more but you get the point. While the people in the gym that really love these lifts probably already know this but the Weightlifting World Championships are this week and they are being held in Anaheim, California. The event being held in the US is a nice perk because the pacific time zone makes the action much easier to follow than when the event is held on the other side of the world. While I understand that watching this event is like watching Lebron James play basketball or Serena Williams play tennis and that our skill sets don’t exactly translate to what we are seeing. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the sport and the lifts. I know every time I watch a live event streamed I pick up at least one thing I didn’t know from the announcing team. The links below bring you to a couple websites so you can stream the event live, get an official start list for anyone you may want to follow, and a list of the USA Weightlifting team members there participating STREAM THE EVENT START LIST USA TEAM MEMBERS