The Shapesmiths Blog

Skipping Ropes and Choosing yours.

Skipping Ropes and Choosing yours.

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: 21/04/2021

If you are new to CrossFit® there’s two accessories that have the potential to speed up your progress. 1. A flat soled pair of shoes (Nanos, Metcons, No Bull, Inov8, Vans etc) and 2. your own skipping rope.  The shoes are a cinch. Head to Whatever it Takes near St. Pauls, London or order a ...

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Becoming a CrossFit® coach: some advice.

Becoming a CrossFit® coach: some advice.

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: 16/04/2021

[written by Lee Steggles, 16 APR ‘21]  We [Shapesmiths] go through periods where almost weekly, we receive lovely job applications to work as a CrossFit® coach at Shapesmiths. Some are super experienced CrossFit® coaches, some have no experience in the fitness industry, some have experience elsewhere but not in CrossFit® coaching and some have just ...

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Heavy Days

Heavy Days

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: 15/04/2021

From time to time you will see the inclusion of a ‘Heavy Day’ in our WOD program.  These days are characterised by a smaller number of repetitions 1-5 reps for 4-6 sets using traditionally barbell or in some cases gymnastic movements. These days are a unique opportunity to ensure that you are working the whole ...

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REPEATING OPEN WORKOUTS.

REPEATING OPEN WORKOUTS.

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: 16/03/2021

This is an article I (Lee) wrote in 2019, drawing on personal experience and from what I’ve read along the way since starting CrossFit® in 2011! A lot if it still holds true today. I will clean the article up at some stage, but here goes: First off, full disclosure: it doesn’t ‘ruin’ progress if ...

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