New years resolution

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Hi folks, Yes it is the time of the year again. You are probably reflecting upon your achievements and memories of the past year and tell yourself that from next year on there will be a few things different. This at least is what numerous studies suggest. All articles I have read on this topic suggest that the majority of people either think about New-year’s resolutions or actually write New year’s resolution down. However all sources are telling the same story. The success rate of following through with these resolutions is very slim! For example, it is said that roughly 90 % of all people have new year’s resolutions. 80 % of those people give up on their resolution by the middle of February and the remainder of those people follow through only until the middle of the New Year. A very marginable number of people actually follow through until the very end of the New Year. So let’s face it. The statistics are against you. This fact should not discourage you but encourage you to tackle your very own New year’s resolutions and be one of the few successful people. Let’s start simple. Most people overestimate what they can … Read More

Mastering the Journey: Learning to love the plateau

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General Physical Preparedness (GPP) fitness can be frustrating: The more you improve at something, the more you want to improve at something else, and when you do make gains at one skill, you still suck at 10 other movements. Factor in the inevitable weeks, months and even years where you feel like you’re plateau-ing and sometimes it feels like the easy thing to do is to give up and find another hobby. Although it’s a cliche, one of our goals, at CrossFit Committed, for all our clients is to help you realize that fitness is a lifelong endeavour that must be approached with diligence and patience. We want you all to embrace the long-term journey in all its ups and downs (most particularly the downs). One book that has proven incredibly helpful for many to learn to love the process is a book by George Leonard called “Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment.” You can read the full book here for free, but here’s a Cliff’s Notes of some important takeaways that can truly help you be more successful not just at the gym, but in all areas of your life.  Leonard explains that whenever a person seeks to … Read More

3rd Annual CFC Throwdown Recap!

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Last week the gym was the staging ground for our largest in-house competition ever.  More than 70 members competed in the 3rd annual CFC Throwdown and for about two-thirds of the group it was their first competition experience.  It was a spectacular day full of friendly rivalries, PR’s, sweat and probably even a few tears.  For most of us who participated whether as a competitor, judge or organizer the day seemed to go by in a blur, so here is a recap of the events and highlights so we can all relive some of the best moments! Athletes began to gather at the gym at 8am waiting for the briefing that would tell them their fate for the day.  Only event one had been published and the anticipation was high as they waited to see what else would be in store.  While many athletes were visibly nervous, everyone was full of smiles and hugs for fellow competitors, helping each other keep focused on the goal of the day which was to have fun and push their personal limits. The women’s scaled division started the competition off strong in Event 1. EVENT ONE 6 min AMRAP 4 hang power cleans (Scaled … Read More

Successful Goal Setting: CrossFit and Beyond

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The summer is drawing to a close (sorry, somebody had to say it) and as the schedules return to normal after all that travel and partying in the sunshine and you all return to your normal gym routines I thought it might be a good time to talk about goal setting.  We see each other in the gym all the time, some of us upwards of 5 times a week, yet how many of us know EXACTLY why we are there and what we are working towards?  There is this ambiguous idea out there that we are all aiming to be “fit” or that we are all gunning for that awesome CrossFit term of “general physical preparedness”.  That is great, and personally I love to see you in the gym suffering next to me, but I hope this article sets you on a path to picking some specific areas of your life (CrossFit related or not) and set some goals for yourself.  So how do we go about doing that?  Here are some tips first about how to pick your goals and then a few on how to set about achieving them. Step 1 to successful goal setting is making … Read More

Tim’s “Fit 4 Fifty” Challenge!

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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