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Front squat Friday and our early season focus is strength positioning, or pause squats . This stimulus leads to accuracy in the squat so the addition of reps and load wont lead to poor positioning leading to leaking of power..then we finish the week with one of the toughest Open workouts in recent memory. Brace yourself, breathe and keep going!



3 Front Squat (build)

3 Strict Press

30 Double Under


” 17.5 ”

9 Thruster (43/29.5)

35 Double Under

10 Rounds

CAP 20

2019-01-09T19:01:52+00:00 10th January 2019|

Bring The Noise

A nice fast complex designed to open the lungs and dial in the footwork needed to get under the bar. The shorter rest periods add an additional stressor and concentration is needed to maximise your bar speed..Then our conditioning piece also has a shorter rest period which will require you to regulate your breathing to avoid red lining too early.





” Bring The Noise ”

3 x 4:00/2:00

30/25  Cal Row


MR Clean and Jerk (60/40)

2019-01-09T19:34:01+00:00 9th January 2019|

Terror Run

And so our first Hump day rolls around and on these days we like to pick up heavy s**t.



5 TnG Deadlift (Build)

5 Bench Press (build)



” Terror Run ”

21-15-9 of

Deadlift (100/70)

Run The Hill (400 m )

For time.

2019-01-08T20:41:02+00:00 8th January 2019|

Death Race

An explosive and cruel examination of your current fitness/skill level to start the year yesterday. Well done to all who got it done. We have another opportunity to build on that score or even up skill the movements from single skips to double unders, knee raises to toe to bars or even heavier loads on the barbells. We will retest the Shit List in around 6 weeks, and your preparation will be complete for the CrossFit Open starting 23rd Feb.



:30s Strict Toes To Bar

:30s  Strict def HSPU

:30 OHS


” Death Race ”

5 Rounds of :

15/10 Cal Assault Bike

10 Burpee

CAP 10

2019-01-07T21:10:35+00:00 7th January 2019|

The Shit List

Welcome back you awesome Red Skulls! Hope your holidays were amazing and y’all got into the surf, the bush and mountains and the parks and used that fitness you worked on so hard last year. It would be an understatement to say we are excited for this year and to see you back again getting fitter and stronger than you thought possible. We, the coaches intend to meet with you one on one over the next 3 weeks and write down your goals for the year. We will then meet with you every 12 weeks and see how we are tracking for reaching those targets, whether it is one strict pull up, 10 back squats at body weight, to run a marathon or obstacle course race, or just to train consistently and regularly. We are there to help you continue on your path to awesomeness…Now for a wee test to se where you’re at 7 weeks out from the 2019 CF Open. There will be a retest in 6 weeks so lets get out there and give it shit!!


 ” The Shit List “
50 Wall Ball
50 Double Under
40 Box Jump (60/50 cm )
40 Toes To Bar
30 Chest To Bar Pull Up
30 Burpee
20 Power Clean (70/45)
20 Jerk
10 Snatch
10 Muscle Up
2019-01-06T19:09:31+00:00 6th January 2019|


Christmas eve’s workout will feature..cardio. Yep, the enduring ‘Jerry’ is no walk in the park. Push yourself hard and stick around to stretch and roll when you’re done. Then have an awesome day tomorrow with friends and family! REMINDER the gym is closed on Xmas Day and Boxing Day. Peace and Love. JS,


“Jerry ”

Run 1 mile (2 x block)

Row 2 km

Run 1 mile

2018-12-23T20:24:48+00:00 23rd December 2018|



Classes at 730 and 930. Trust your wingman .

Partner WOD 

“ Wingman ”

Run 1 mile (8 x 200 m)

100 Toes to Bar

100 Jumping Lunge

100 Kettlebell Swing (24/16)

100 Calorie Row

*Partners /Teams must complete all reps before moving on to next exercise

2018-12-21T20:53:07+00:00 21st December 2018|

12 Days of Xmas

The workout will feature across all sessions , with 30 minute waves from 4pm. Please arrive half hour early to prep for your wod..


” 12 Days of Xmas ”

1 Clean and Jerk (BW *)

2 Deadlift

3 Box Jump (75/60 cm)

4 Burpee Over Bar


6 C2B Pull Up

7 H/R Push Up

8 KB Swing (32/24)

9 Sit Up

10 Wall Ball

11 Cal Row

12 B/W Front Squat

For Time

The workout begins with 1 Cn J, 1 C N J + 2 DL etc,  and will finish with one set of 12 bodyweight front squats. Optional scull at the completion of each round. Stick around for some festive cheer after the wod.

2018-12-20T21:17:06+00:00 20th December 2018|


Our last strength EMOM before we hit the 12 Days of Christmas! Some good skill work to put in before we tangle with the snatch/rope workout again ..



3 Hang Squat Snatch

3/3 OH BB Lunge

30 Double Under


” Disorder ”

100 Alt DB Snatch (22.5/15)

*OTM 30 Double Under

CAP 10

Compare to : 24/9/2018

2018-12-19T20:46:04+00:00 19th December 2018|

Coat Hanger

Sticking with our Hump Day strength components of benching, barbell rows and shoulder presses, then firing up the spicy couplet of thrusters and toes to bar in a shorter amrap, but this time with no rest periods. Just 7 minutes from go to whoa..



4 Bench Press

8 Barbell Row

4/4 DB Strict Press


” Coat Hanger ”


3-6-9-12-15-18-21.. reps of

Thruster (42.5/30)

Toes To Bar

Compare to : 24/7/2018

2018-12-18T19:46:56+00:00 18th December 2018|