Student Summer Special is BACK!
We are offering special rates to all new (first time at CrossFit Southie) high school and undergraduate students for the summer! The special rate is $450 for unlimited classes for the rest of June through the end of August, or $299 for unlimited classes in July & August. Put those books away and come get ripped for the summer! To sign up, please come on in or click HERE. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].
Bring a Friend Day – This Thursday during All Classes!
Do you have a friend, family member, or significant other who hears you talk about CrossFit all of the time and wants to give it a try themselves? This Thursday is your chance to bring them in to CrossFit Southie for a WOD and show them what it is all about! You’ll partner with your buddy for the workout, cheer them on, and show them what CrossFit is all about! No prior experience with CrossFit is necessary and no advanced registration required. Please just be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes early prior to your class to fill out a waiver. We can’t wait to meet your friends!
Bring a Friend Day Referral Bonus: If your friend signs up within two weeks of the Bring a Friend Day class, you will each earn a $25 referral bonus! Your friend will receive $25 off of their first monthly membership payment, and you’ll receive $25 off of your next monthly membership payment.* Just make sure your friend mentions your name at time of sign up.
*This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts.
Jump Rope Tutorial
We do a lot of jumping rope at CrossFit Southie. Double Unders are a staple metabolic conditioning movement of CrossFit, and a staple movement of frustrating the crap out of people. Here are a few tips for start to finish bettering your jump rope ability.
To figure out the right size for the rope to use, just grab one and stand on the middle of it and pull the handles up by your sides. You want the handle end to get to about the bottom of your armpits. There’s no exact measurement so you might want to see what is comfortable by giving it a whirl.
We have different kinds of ropes hanging up: beginner and speed. The beginner ropes are the thicker ones, the multi colored ones, and the ones with thicker red or green handles. These are better for, well, beginners. They are better for getting the feel for the rhythm of jumping rope so if you haven’t done so since grade school you might want to grab one of these. Speed ropes are the ones with the thinner wire line and the black/blue handles. The speed ropes are better for, well, speed. They spin faster because of different designed handles and are great for double unders because they are less taxing on your shoulders. If you have gotten singles down you might want to grab one of these bad boys to work on double unders.
GETTING DOUBLE UNDERS:
Jump once, spin twice. If you are new to Crossfit these take some time to get going. Best way to work on them is do a mix of singles and double. Start with 5 singles and then do a double then immediately after that double do 5 singles. Just try to keep this pace going. Once you get comfortable try cutting the singles down each session until you are doing 1 single and 1 double. Then eventually you make the jump to all doubles.
There are a number of ways to scale double unders in a workout other than doing singles. You can use the above method and count just the double unders, perhaps cutting the number down. If you are beyond the single/double method you can also just cut the reps down. Ask your coach for their advice. A workout like Flight Simulator (5-10-15-20-25-30-35-40-45-50 and back down) of double unders can be cut in half or more. Many options for how to get better at them in wods.
Like I said above and as always, ask your coaches for advice workout to workout on how to scale. Sometimes it just takes making that jump and sucking it up to sucking in a workout but doing it with the dubs.
*Remember to wear leg protection
2 Minutes Max Rope Climbs
2 Minutes Max Wallballs
2 Minutes Max Cals on Rower
2 Minutes of Max Double Unders
2 Minutes Rest
Score = Total Reps
Double unders divided by 5
Level 1- Pull to Stands