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Exercise Science Seminar - Saturday October 16th

CrossFit Vancouver will be hosting its first Exercise Science Seminar on October 16. It will run from 9 am to 4 pm with a break in the middle for a workout and lunch. I strongly urge all of you to attend this seminar. It is our goal that you will have a much deeper understanding of yourselves as athletes and as students of CrossFit and physical education. For all you apprentices Tony designed the exam for the CrossFit HQ Level II written exam. It would be foolish for you to miss this opportunity to become a better coach. It is one of the tenants of CrossFit philosophy that “sport training and physiology are not so well understood that highly specialized strength and conditioning routines are optimally effective” [Greg Glassman]. That is not to say that the scientists and trainers in this field do not know what they are doing. The statement speaks more about the incredible complexity of this field of study and practice. How an athlete responds to conditioning is affected by genetics, nutrition, hormonal balance, age, gender, motivation, training history (including any history of injuries) and obviously the conditioning program itself. As the number of variables in the conditioning program alone is very large (specific exercises, intensity, duration, frequency, rest-recovery cycles, etc., etc.), it should be obvious we cannot predict exact outcomes. image Having said that, there are many things in exercise science that are well understood. This seminar is designed to present important scientific principles that will give you a better understand CrossFit methodology and make you a better trainer. Many clients are eager to learn exactly why CrossFit programming works so well. While the exact response to training will vary from individual to individual, the information presented and discussed will give you a better understanding of how the body works and how it responds to exercise. • Exactly why is the posterior chain so important to athletic development and the prevention of injuries? • Exactly how does that kipping pull up work? Why can you do more work? • Why do very strong athlete’s “gas” when asked to do high repetitions with relatively light weights? • How do CrossFit metcons humble us so effectively? • Why is the “fat-burning zone” a myth? • Energy systems? What exactly is lactic acid? There will be time for questions and Tony is more than willing to continue the discussion of these issues via e-mail or at the gym as we all strive to understand the complex interactions between our genome and environment. The cost is $150. Email theshepherd@crossfit.ca for sign up. Tony Leyland is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. He has taught at the university level for 27 years and has been heavily involved in competitive sports such as soccer, tennis, squash, and rugby as both an athlete and a coach for over 40+ years.image He is a professional member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists. He is a Canadian National B-licensed soccer coach and a level-1 CrossFit trainer. He is currently Head Coach/Technical Director of North Fraser Selects, an elite soccer program for young athletes. Tony has recently helped CrossFit HQ develop an Exercise Physiology theory study guide and exam for the new Level II CrossFit trainer certification. Thursday's Workout: Tech: Back Squat - 3 Rep Max Workout: It's been way to long Wendy 21, 15, 12, 9, 6, 3 Back Squat (95/55 lbs) Shoulder Press (95/55 lbs) Pull Ups Sit Ups For Time. No racks. Be meticulous about your form on the press. Friday's Workout: Skill/Tech: Agility Ladder Workout: For TIme 10 Bench Press (155/95) 3 Rope Climbs x 5 This one gets you jacked! Bring a long sock. Cheers!! Sheppy