3 reasons to join CrossFit Committed!

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The fitness business is a competitive market. But we’re confident in saying that we’re one of the best around because we know we’re doing things better than most. Here’s why you should come train with us:   Let’s compare what we do to some of the other popular fitness options out there… 3. THE BEST GENERAL PHYSICAL PREPAREDNESS FOR LIFE Yoga: Yoga is great. For some things. Namely for mobility. And there’s nothing wrong with a good stretching workout. The older you get, the harder it is to maintain functional mobility, so if yoga helps you do that, that’s cool. But that’s pretty much all it is: Stretching and balance. Maybe a bit of coordination, although you’re probably moving too slowly to truly challenge coordination. Yoga doesn’t get you strong (many like to think it does but we haven’t met many enthusiasts that can do proper pull ups and push ups, let alone lift any heavy weight). And yoga doesn’t improve your cardiovascular endurance, speed, stamina or power. Running and Biking? They get an A + for cardiovascular endurance and stamina, but score poorly when considering strength (especially upper body strength), power, speed, coordination, flexibility etc… One dimensional is what … Read More

Dropping in to a CrossFit gym – 8 steps

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Summer is winding down but many of you are still travelling, seeing the world and visiting CrossFit gyms! Awesome! Last I checked there were more than 13,000 CrossFit gyms worldwide so, you’ve got many to choose from. If you’re like me, the first thing that I do when travelling to a new city is to check out the local CrossFit gyms in the area. As an owner I love visiting other gyms and seeing how they do things. Usually I’ll steal some cool coaching cues, a great warmup (our short shitty warmup) or just get a feel for things that I like or don’t like. As members visiting other gyms maybe you’ll get a new cue that gets you your first muscle up or just improves something that hasn’t been improved upon in a while. Hearing things said in a different way from another coach can sometimes be just the thing that you need to switch the light on between your ears and drive improvement. So, please, by all means, once you’ve finished your private training, fundamentals, on-ramp or whatever your gym calls it, get out there and visit as many gyms as you can! But…before you do here are … Read More

Tim's "Fit 4 Fifty" Challenge!

Joey ScafidiCrossfit Committed, health, nutritionLeave a Comment

Last September I began a journey. This journey began following an experience I had on holiday with my family in August last year. I have two sons and at that time they were 11 and 15 years old and we went to spend an hour of fun together on a large multi activity inflatable anchored out in the bay about 50 meters. It was a pay at the beach for 1 hour and a swim out and back it had slides, rope swings, obstacle course etc. looked lots of fun. I really hadn’t realised or was in total denial how much I had let my physical condition go. Subsequently, I lasted 10 mins of the allocated hour and wasn’t even able to pull myself out of the water without embarrassing assistance from some other people or to carry on after I got back on as I was totally exhausted and had no strength left to do anymore. I was so annoyed and upset with myself I thought it was shameful at my age. The swim back to shore was long, slow and a real low point. That evening I reflected very heavily on my age, condition, future health and quality … Read More

Inspiration all around us! Spotlight on our member transformations.

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We see each other in the gym every day (or almost every day) and sometimes it’s hard to recognize how much a fellow member has changed in their time with us.  We know that everyone comes to CFC with a different goal, for some it’s weight loss, for some it’s increasing muscle mass and strength, for some it’s competition or elite level fitness, and for others it’s just the desire to be motivated by a strong community to stay fit and active.  I have decided to dedicate my next couple of articles to some members who have “transformed” themselves.  It is a topic near and dear to my heart, and I’ll share why after I introduce you to some seriously inspiring people. First of all we have Petr Sebera, known to most of us as “Sebi”.  He has been a member at CFC since September of 2014 when he joined a foundations class taught by Dora.  Sebi’s goals for himself when he first joined were based mostly in a desire to lose weight and be healthier overall.  In typical Sebi fashion he gave me one or two word answers to most of my questions, he’s the strong, silent type (expect … Read More

Mike (Blinkat) Burton

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Yesterday was a sad day for CrossFit Committed and for many of us personally.  Our first trainer and great friend, Mike (Blinkat) Burton left to return home to the States. Mike has been with us since nearly the very beginning.  The first day that he came through our doors, upon completing his workout, he said to me, “hey, I’m awesome, why don’t you let me work for you?”  Me, being a bit more skeptical, said “why don’t  you join us for a month and then we’ll see.”  Well yeah, he turned out to be pretty awesome and he’s been helping us out ever since.  Mike has helped improve the gym by leaps and bounds since he’s been here.  Some of his more noteworthy contributions have been: Gettting the blog up and running.  When he came we had around 40 visitors per day, now we’re around 300-400. Contributing great articles to the blog, such as The Myth of Bulk:  Why women should do CrossFit.  Sleep:  The missing ingredient. And CrossFit hands:  Badge of honor or mark of neglect.  Just to name a few. The quality of the music in the gym has either greatly improved or sucked depending on your tastes but … Read More

"The Beast"

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Today was the final hoorah for Petr “The Beast” Jindra.  He’ll be leaving us for the Army soon and he’ll be sorely missed. Petr’s been with us from the first day that we were in Letna and he has been a big help in getting the gym up and running.  From helping to move/install 4 tons of flooring to chipping off plaster, painting and installing our lighting, Petr has been there for it all. Always one to accept a larger than life challenge, joining the Army almost seemed predestined. We sent Petr off with a fun little couplet and a shot of hruskovice!  Compliments of Tomas Ladman:) “You’re always welcome at CrossFit Committed, Petr, and we hope to see you back here often!  Good luck and kick ass!”   Strength:  Wendler deadlift WOD:  5 rounds 10 power snatches 45/30 40 double unders  

CrossFit Open 2012

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So, the CrossFit Open is over and I wanted to congratulate everyone who competed!  For some of you this was your first competition, for others it was the first in a long while.  And some of you competed even though you thought you had no chance, whatsoever.  Whatever the case may be the important part is that you threw your hat in with the others and gave it all that you had. One of the great things (and not so great things) about the Open was that there was no scaling.  This pushed many of you to try things you normally wouldn’t have had the courage to try.  Which led to some of you achieving things that you didn’t think you were capable of. Burpees, box jumps, snatches, toes to bar, push presses, thrusters, chest to bar, wall balls, double unders and muscle ups! Many of you set new PR’s and pushed yourself harder than you thought you could, and for that you deserve a round of applause. It’s time to start training for next year!     Men * 328. Joey Scafidi – CrossFit Commited 842. Michael Burton – CrossFit Commited 985. Petr Jindra – CrossFit Commited 1261. Filip Belohuby – CrossFit Commited … Read More

A new strength program

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For awhile now, since we’ve been open actually, we’ve been following a very basic, pretty boring, linear strength program. It served its purpose for awhile – all of you got stronger!  But despite the old adage of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, I think we can do a lot better. There were a few problems with our old system of 5×5 one week, 5×3 the next week, wash, rinse, repeat. Five sets with one or two warm up sets before, tends to take a pretty long time to get through.  Especially when you’re working with a partner.  And considering that we’ve only got an hour to get through a warm up, strength session, and a WOD, that eats up a lot of time. Some of you underestimate just how badass you are and consistently load the bar with a lot less than you’re capable of. Setting new PRs didn’t come as often as hoped, I believe, because of the limiting nature of the set/rep scheme.  Do your last set of five and stop.(This was one of the biggest mistakes and one of the biggest changes with the new system.) Well, no more.  Say hello to Wendler 5-3-1. For … Read More