Sam Briggs 5 Top Training Tips for Crossfit

Sam Briggs 5 Top Training Tips for Crossfit

5 Top Training Tips from 2013 World Crossfit Champion Samantha Briggs Looking for some tips to increase your performance during the WOD? 1. Train Smart – do not let your ego get in the way. Only lift weights that you know you’re capable of lifting. Do not push yourself too hard. Know your limitations. 2. Tape Up – I don’t train without tape. My right knee is injured so I tend to overcompensate with my left side. During regionals last year I got tendonitis in my left knee. This is where I first discovered Rocktape. I couldn’t have competed without it. It certainly helped for those 100 pistols and walking lunges! 3.Listen – Your coach is your coach for a reason. If they tell you you’re not meant to be doing something, or that you should be doing something in a different way, they’re telling you this for a reason. They know best! 4. Knee Caps – These are key, particularly if like me, you struggle with your knees. Their sealed seams help to keep the knees warm whilst giving them extra support. Really helpful when your exercise involves loads of reps. My favourites are from Rocktape.   5. Enjoy It – Us Crossfitters spend a LOT of time in the gym so if you’re not enjoying it… what’s the point?! Relax, focus, and enjoy yourself, you’ll get much more out of it that way....
Rocktape Article for Crossfit Throwdown at CrossfitKernow

Rocktape Article for Crossfit Throwdown at CrossfitKernow

Recently around half our class from university took part in a Rocktaping course at St Mark’s & St John’s University. After this we were all qualified Rock Docs and keen to use our skills in sporting events. Throughout our journey to qualifying as Sports Therapists we have come across Rocktape as a brand and enjoy working with the product. On Sunday 26th January a member of the college staff who owns Crossfit Kernow in Looe offered us the opportunity to attend a crossfit throwdown between some Cornish and Devonshire clubs. This included Crossfit Plymouth, Crossfit Exe and Crossfit Kernow. At the event we represented the company and college offering Rocktape application and massage throughout the day! During the day same sex pairs battled it out against each other trying to get to the final in the afternoon. The first 2 rounds took place in the morning with 5 teams competing at a time. The intense final consisted of 5 male and 5 female teams pushing themselves to the ultimate limits! The event was a great day and we all enjoyed both spectating and volunteering in aiding the athletes in performance and recovery. The high standard of fitness and competition was an amazing thing to watch! This was helped with encouragement from all spectators and also other athlete’s reassuring each other during the throwdown. We would like to thank both Crossfit Kernow for allowing us to attend and also Rocktape for supporting us with equipment and supplies. Grace Maguire, Jodie Lewis and Harriet...
CrossFit Games

CrossFit Games

Despite David Beckham’s absence, the StubHub Center (LA Galaxy’s stadium) in Carson was full on the 28th of July for an entirely different style of competition, The CrossFit games 2013. In front of a very fit-looking crowd, who roared their support over a loud rock soundtrack, men and women from around the world competed for the title of ‘The Fittest on Earth’. In a scene reminiscent of the Gerard Butler film, ‘300’, men and women sporting chiseled sixpacks unashamedly cut about the place wearing the brightest and tightest clothing imaginable. The feats of strength and endurance were remarkable, most notably Richard Froning’s overtaking of someone while walking non-stop across a tennis court on his hands. Sam Briggs (female winner and Rocktape UK athlete) performed consistently throughout the day, always appearing to come from nowhere, accelerating as her competitors fatigued. The only thing nearly as ubiquitous as the impressive abdominals, was Rocktape. The most popular applications to help the athletes were shoulders, lower back and anterior knees. It was great to see so many athletes choosing to use RT when visiting the medical team between events, but I was most impressed by the fact that I did not see any tape peel or fall off during the two days we attended – quite phenomenal considering the heat and the amount of sweat being generated. We’ll be attending several UK CrossFit events this year and we also offer short CrossFit masterclasses to teach athletes and trainers the basic of taping. If you’d like us at your Box or event, email us at info@rocktape.net Rocktape aired its first TV advert during the...
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