Just a reminder that there is a group hike up Buck Mountain this Saturday. The weather is going to be warm and sunny so it should be nice. What: Buck Mountain is a moderately difficult but very rewarding hike overlooking Lake George. Who: All members are welcome to join (LGCF and 12866). When: Saturday, June 16th at 8:00AM Where: We will meet at Buck Mountain trailhead parking area, feel free to carpool with others that are going. Some things to consider: Bring water, hiking is more fun when you are not dizzy and worried about passing out. Footwear: you can definitely wear sneakers but if you have hiking boots or light trail sneakers they will help your knees out a bit. However, don’t let your footwear hold you back from going. It’s a good idea to bring bug spray, sunscreen, a windbreaker in case it’s windy on top when you’re sweaty, and a snack for the top.
All afternoon classes today, December 22nd, are cancelled due to the weather. Drive safely!
When double unders are done correctly they look so easy but if you don’t have double unders they might be the most frustrating movement we do in CrossFIt. For those of you that don’t have them yet please don’t quit and automatically do single unders every workout. While it can take a long time to understand the movement and get the timing down, I do feel everyone is capable of doing doubles. While I won’t name names there are some great examples of people in the gym that had to work on doubles for a long time but now do them regularly in workouts so don’t give up! Keep in mind like most movements we do there is a progression to achieving them. Double unders are no different, the obvious prerequisite to double unders are single unders. However, these singles must be smooth, not take much effort, and the technique must be highly repeatable. If you can’t do 100 consecutive singles staying in the same place with your eyes closed (literally…it helps you feel the weight of the rope and its location in space) and finish with little to no fatigue you need to keep practicing singles before worrying about doubles. However, if you are ready for double unders I have bad news for you…there is no magic trick to doing them. The people in the gym with the best doubles have simply practiced and continued to refine their technique. My most important tip is to make your process very repeatable by minimizing wasted movement. The jump for double unders must be vertical, no donkey kicking and minimize any piking. Keep your elbows very close to your ribcage which keeps the rope the proper length. Your hands should be slightly in front of your body. If your hands drift behind your midline you are pulling the rope into your feet, conversely if your hands are too far in front of your body the rope hits the ground in front of you and bounces into your feet. If your elbows drift away from your ribs you are shortening the rope and […]
The 9:30AM class today, December 12th, is cancelled due to weather. At this point the afternoon classes will remain as normally scheduled. Please check your email for any further cancellations. Drive safe today!
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
Unfortunately, all classes are cancelled this afternoon 12/29. Please drive carefully!!!
We will be Closed Sunday December 25th, Merry Christmas! LGCF hours Monday 12/26 8am, 10am,5:30pm. CF12866 hours Monday 12/26 8am, 9:30am,5:30pm. Don’t forget we have bring a friend Thursday December 29th.
Just a reminder that there are changes to our normal schedule this week, please see below: CrossFit12866 Monday: normal classes Tuesday: normal classes Wednesday: 5:30, 6:30am, and 9:30am Thursday: gym closed, Happy Thanksgiving Friday: 8am and 9am Saturday: 8am and 9am open gym Sunday: 9am CrossFit only