CrossFit Pen Y Bont

CrossFit Pen Y Bont
The box

Monday, 30 June 2014

Tuesday 1st July

A) mobility 
Pecs + lats

B) push press
4x4

WOD 3 RFT - retest

800m run
30 KBS 24/16
30 Pull Ups

Monday 30th June

A) Power Snatch
EMOM 10 mins - 3 reps

WOD 3 RFT 

400m run
20 t2b
10 back squat BW/3:4 BW

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Tuesday 24th June

WOD - For time

15 muscle up
20 Power snatch 60/40
25 t2b
15 thruster 60/40
20 wall walk
25 wall ball
100 double Unders 

Monday 23rd June

A) Snatch grip push press
6 x 3 @ progressive load

WOD 20 min AMRAP
6 HSPU
6 hang power clean 60/40
6 Burpee over bar
30 secs rest 

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Wednesday 18th June

A) hang clean + jerk
5-7x1 @ progressive load

WOD  21-15-9

Thruster 42.5/30
Pull ups
Box jump over 24"/20"

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Tuesday 17th June

A) heavy Thrusters
3x3 2x2 1x1 
- Aim for a 1rm

WOD EMOM 16 mins

5 Burpees
12 air squats/sit ups

* alternate air squats and sit ups 

Monday 16th June

A) Find 1rm
Deadlift

WOD 8 RFT

200m run
10 c2b pull ups
4 power clean @ BW


Monday, 16 June 2014

3 Important Supplements For CrossFit Athletes

CrossFit is a physically demanding sport that requires dedication to not just training but nutrition as well. In today’s post we look at 3 very popular top rated sports supplement products that aim to boost recovery, support our immune system, help us sleep better and reduce inflammation around our joints.  

#1 ZMA 
ZMA is a blend of the mineral Zinc, Magnesium andVitamin B6. ZMA is an important supplement for people training in CrossFit as increased levels of physical activity can result in levels of these vitamins and minerals decreasing and thus impacting performance. 
The zinc part of ZMA is so important. Zinc plays an important mineral for testosterone levels. Low zinc in men impairs testosterone production, puts them at a higher risk of developing prostate cancer, and can cause infertility. Low levels of zinc has also been linked to low libido. Women also need zinc as well as men. Adequate zinc in women supports reproductive health. Zinc is associated with the growth of the oocyte. If women are zinc deficient then the oocyte (or egg) won’t grow properly and mature which can result in infertility.

Zinc also has some very good antioxidant properties as well. Zinc helps target free radicals that cause inflammation. It also helps remove toxins from the body and keep the body healthy. Diseases such as Alzheimer’s is accelerated by heavy metal build up in the brain. Supplementing with zinc can help remove these toxins.
The magnesium part of ZMA also has some kick ass benefits too. 
Magnesium is known to support immune function. Low immunity can hamper post workout recovery by taking the body’s main priority from muscle repair.

Magnesium also is said to help with protein synthesis. Research suggests that there is a strong correlation with lean tissue growth and sufficient magnesium levels. 
Magnesium also helps with muscle cramps and spasms associated with long difficult CrossFit wods or weekend CrossFit events and throwdowns where there is lots of workout volume. With this sort of physical activity magnesium is lost through sweat and therefore needs to be replenished which you can do through ZMA supplementation.

ZMA can help users have a better nights sleep with hundreds of thousands of individuals world wide supplementing with ZMA and feeling more rested after use. Sleep is in fact a key part to recovery, therefore if ZMA is helping you have a better night’s sleep chances are your recovery will be improved too.

Research was carried out on patients suffering with insomnia (an inability to sleep) and the study indicated that ZMA helped to ‘significantly’ improve their sleep efficiency. It is also worth nothing that people who suffer from chronic sleep deprivation lack certain minerals that are contained in ZMA.

#2 Omega 3 
The research behind Omega 3 supplementation is very loud and very clear: omega 3 fats are essential for our health. Most people are over consuming omega 6 and not getting enough omega 3. Omega 6 is considered pro inflammatory and omega 3 is considered anti-inflammatory. The ideal ratio for omega 6 and 3 is 1:1, however nowadays most people have a ratio of 20 or even 50:1 for omega 6 over omega 3. 
By over consuming omega 6 this pushes our bodies into a pro-inflammatory condition which makes us more susceptible to heart disease, arthritis, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, autoimmune diseases and obesity. To cut back on omega 6 reduce your intake of vegetable oils and get a regular supply of omega 3 from a sustainable source such as the one ICON Nutrition provides which gets its fish oil from wild caught anchovies from Peru. Having more omega 3 in your diet helps protect our tissues and organs from inflammation.
#3 BCAA Powder
BCAAs or branch chain amino acids have been used for decades in sports performance and recovery. BCAAs act as raw fuel substrates to working muscles and by consuming a BCAA powdered drink increases our ability to recovery faster, and keep our immune system strong and healthy. 
When choosing a BCAA powder look for one that is gluten free and sugar free. Also if you’re sensitive to caffeine then try avoid ones without any stimulants. ICON Nutrition’s Amino Performance ticks all these boxes and more. They have also fortified their product with L-Glutamine and important electrolytes and vitamins.

Amino Performance can be consumed in a variety of workout situations. It is especially good for people that like to train fasted as it has fatigue reducing benefits so you can still perform at maximum capacity. It can also be sipped on during training to keep you hydrated throughout your workout. And lastly it can be consumed post workout for optimal recovery. 


Friday, 13 June 2014

Friday 13th June

A) Erg Sprints

5 x 250m row/ski

WOD 21-15-9

Hang power snatch 50/35
Burpee over bar

*50 Burpees before and after each movement set

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Thursday 12th June

A) Sprint Relays
3 x 20m relays

WOD - for time

Run 1 mile - 5 mins rest
Run 1km - 4 mins rest
Run 800 x 2 - 3 mins rest
Run 400 x 4 - 2 mins rest 

Wednesday 11th June

A)  Strict Pull up

3 x 10 - weighted if possible 

WOD 3 RFT

50 double Unders
25 t2b
15 HSPU 

Monday, 9 June 2014

Tuesday 10th June

Tuesday 10th June


A) power snatch

5x2 @ 70% keeping good form and footwork


WOD EMOM 20 Min


Even - 15 wall ball 9/6

Odd - 5 Pwr Snatch 50/35


Monday 9th June

A) Front Squat
5x3 @ progressive load

WOD 8 RFT

8 Burpee
8 box Jump 24"/20"
8 Thruster 42.5/30

Friday, 6 June 2014

Friday 6th June

A) Kang Squats
5 x 5 @ progressive (light) load
with perfect form

WOD - 
Power Snatch 42.5/30
Box Jump 24"/20"

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Thursday 5th June

WOD 4 RFT

400m run
10 c+j 60/40
21 KBS 24/16
12 C2B pull ups

Finisher
100 Russian twist 10/5

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Wednesday 4th June

A) Power Clean
3-3-3-3-3 @ progressive load T+G

WOD - for time

Front Squats 50/35
Double Unders 

Monday, 2 June 2014

Monday 2nd June

A) Mobility
Pecs and Biceps
B) Push Press
4x4 @ progressive load 

WOD Benchmark 'Eva' (shortened)
3 RFT
800m run
30 KBS 24/16
30 pull ups