The Shapesmiths Blog

If you want to get a pull up…do these things…

If you want to get a pull up…do these things…

This article is a short piece to help those of you who have asked us about pull ups, be it strict or kipping. Before I continue, let me say that I am a firm believer that if you can dedicate the time to something, consistently, it will eventually be achieved. The pull up is no …

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SO YOU WANT TO TRAIN  DOUBLE-DAYS & DOUBLE SESSIONS? HOW TO OPTIMISE YOUR PROGRESS.

SO YOU WANT TO TRAIN DOUBLE-DAYS & DOUBLE SESSIONS? HOW TO OPTIMISE YOUR PROGRESS.

In a headline: We have made mistakes, so you don’t have to.  Doing more than just the Workout of the Day (WOD) and training back to back sessions is very tempting for a number of reasons.  If you modified the weight, reps or movement you may feel you ‘didn’t get enough out of the workout’.  …

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Engine Programming Update!

Engine Programming Update!

Coach Vicky has been devising some amazing workouts that will boost your Engine, endorphins and energy in 45-60mins! Remember, Engine is still CrossFit®. We just press the simplification button when it comes to some of the skills (i.e. no barbells, or high skill gymnastics). Heads up, the next 6 weeks we will be focusing on: …

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Programming: What’s coming up in Strongman & Gymnastics!?

Programming: What’s coming up in Strongman & Gymnastics!?

Coach Sean has been programming some brilliant workouts for you all. Remember Strongman/Strength Class is on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 630pm & 730pm, CrossFit® Gymnastics is 530pm on Wednesday and Thursday, 515pm & 615pm on Fridays with another on Saturday at 1230pm! Lots on offer! Here’s whats coming up! Strongman/Strength Class The next 6 weeks …

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Your CrossFit® Kitbag Essentials.

Your CrossFit® Kitbag Essentials.

Wondering what kit you need for CrossFit®? Shapesmiths have got you covered! FOOTWEAR.                                                                                      …

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Why should you sign up for the CrossFit® Open?

Why should you sign up for the CrossFit® Open?

It’s an often asked question. Read on for why we think you should jump on board the biggest community fitness competition in the world! Accountability is the biggest reason to sign up.  Signing up commits you to making time for the 3 weeks of competition workouts. This is amazing for building positive habits in attending class …

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CrossFit® Programming Update Nov’ 2022

CrossFit® Programming Update Nov’ 2022

Read on for your programming update on what to expect over the coming 6-weeks in the Shapesmiths CrossFit® program!  Following on from the previous 6-week block, as promised we progress the paused squat work that develops positional awareness into squatting at higher percentages.  If percentages aren’t working for you on any particular day, we simply turn …

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Can we have a quick chat…about correctly counting reps?

Can we have a quick chat…about correctly counting reps?

We have this amazing article here called 9 things we LOVE when our members…  We are going to add a 10th thing here… 10. any time you enter your score on WODify, be sure you complete the required reps in the workout AND record your score accurately for your workout.  Why?  Because data. It helps …

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9 things we LOVE when you do them…at Shapesmiths.

We think that our amazing community does a stellar job of helping the coaches and management maintain an amazing atmosphere. We love having you in the arches day after day enjoying the best hour of your day! Below are 9 of the things that we especially love when we see them. 1. Arrive on time. …

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Shapesmiths CrossFit® Program Update June 2022

Shapesmiths CrossFit® Program Update June 2022

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Read on for your programming update on what to expect over the coming weeks in the Shapesmiths CrossFit® program!  Following on from the previous 6-week block, as promised we progress the back squat work, add in some more front squats (which has huge carry over to Cleans), shoulder to overhead and start to include Deadlifts to accompany …

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