CrossFit NYC: The Black Box is proud to announce that we will be hosting James (“OPT”) FitzGerald of Optimum Performance Training for our inaugural Visiting Coaching Series:
Saturday, October 2, 2010
8-9am: Interview and Q&A (limited to 60 attendees)
9-10am WOD (limited to 30 pre-paid athletes)
$20 in advance–CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!
$30 walk-in (space permitting)
All proceeds will be donated to Big Dawg Dish.
Open to all Black Box members and members of the CrossFit community.
James FitzGerald is on the list of both the top CrossFit athletes in the world and the list of top CrossFit coaches in the world.
James was the winner of the first CrossFit Games in 2007 and will be making his fourth consecutive appearance at the 2010 CrossFit Games. In addition to competing, James also provides a website with free programming that is possibly the most popular programming choice for athletes interested in competing at all levels of the CrossFit Games.
From the CrossFit Games site:
James “OPT” Fitzgerald takes CrossFit to another level, literally. In Every Second Counts, he talked about getting in touch with pain and how he learned to manage that relationship. In time the pursuit of better performance can take a spiritual edge.
“Get comfortable with uncomfortable,” has become the theme at CrossFit Calgary. You have to be able to get into an uncomfortable position, of varying intensities and varying different degrees–physical, emotional–and be comfortable with that… that’s what CrossFit teaches you and that’s why it went well with our philosophy, too.”
The person that can deal with discomfort and abandon homeostasis most readily will be better not only at sport, but at life in general. James draws a parrallel to personal relationships, family and work and highlights the empowerment that transfers from ‘embracing the suck,’ in CrossFit. Clearly the philosophy runs in the family. His younger brother Michael finished this years Games in eleventh place, by conquering a considerable amount of pain.
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FREE BEGINNERS’ CLASSES: Tuesdays @ 6:30pm (women-only), Thursdays @ 8am & 6:30pm, Saturdays & Sundays @ 10am. Click here for the schedule and to pre-register for a class.
UPCOMING ELEMENTS WORKSHOPS:
#136 starts TODAY — SOLD OUT!
#137 Tue/Thur @ 9pm, starts TOMORROW (2 slots left)
#138 Mon/Thur @ 6am, starts July 19 (only 1 slot left!)
#139 Mon/Wed @ 6:30pm, starts July 19 (2 slots left)
#140 Mon/Thur @ 7am, starts July 26
#141 Tue/Thur @ 8pm, starts July 27
stay tuned for details on #142 very soon!
“Fight Gone Bad!”
Three rounds of:
Wall-ball, 20 pound ball, 10 ft target (Reps)
Sumo deadlift high-pull, 75 pounds (Reps)
Box Jump, 20″ box (Reps)
Push-press, 75 pounds (Reps)
In this workout you move from each of five stations after a minute.The clock does not reset or stop between exercises. This is a five-minute round from which a one-minute break is allowed before repeating. On call of “rotate”, the athletes must move to next station immediately for best score. One point is given for each rep, except on the rower where each calorie is one point.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAYS to BRETT and LENA!
OPT Nutrition 101: Don’t be like Bill (video)
OPT Nutrition 101: Time for a nutrition update (video)
OPT on Vimeo, part 1; part 2
OPT: Get comfortable with uncomfortable