One thing which is a positive around challenging yourself is owning it and facing up to the challenge. I have to say I was thinking about this one small part of the Saturday competition for a week or two with a few sleepless nights and thinking about what if's and letting team mates down.
It sounds an over used term or cliched but in order to progress you need to step out of your comfort zone. This for some people is the competition itself but I had no worries about that as a whole but more the one exercise itself.
It's crazy to think that one little part of something can paralyse you and play in your head.
I had done it in training and it was fine but self doubt can creep in even at the professional level of any sport.
Whenever there is a skill which is not always refined or nailed down this fear can happen. It can either make you freeze on the floor an unable to react to it or it can pump you up and show that there is some progress happening.
Definitely got through these a little quicker than expected and was very relieved in the end.
So don't let it paralyse you or detract from what you want to do. The obstacle is the way.
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When trying to get the most out of your diet and training - Supplements can be helpful (when you have your diet in order first). There are a huge range of sports supplements out there, but only a few have been proven to actually give a benefit. The supplement most studied for improving sports performance? Creatine!
Creatine is a molecule produced in the body that stores high-energy phosphate groups which release energy. This effect causes strength increases and can also benefit the brain, bones, muscles, and liver.
Creatine can be found in some animal foods but only is small amounts so supplementation is recommended. Creatine helps provide energy to get an extra few reps out which can result in increased performance and muscle mass. Besides performance benefits, creatine also has neuroprotective and cardioprotective benefits.
Creatine causes muscle to retain water. And as a result people usually gain a couple pounds in bodyweight when starting supplementation, but it’s just water.
Creatine monohydrate is the cheapest, most researched and most effective form of creatine. Loading a higher dose for the first few weeks can be recommended, but simply taking 3-10g a day everyday from the start is an easier way to go about it. 3g for very light woman, 5g for an average individual and up to 10g for bigger men.
Creatine is totally safe and a compound made by the body which one can experience deficiency in. There is no reason why someone who is otherwise healthy should avoid taking creatine, as it can benefit power output, muscle mass, neurological health and heart health. Do you supplement with creatine?
Team Rônin in red🔥After a basic level of strength and conditioning - the one thing that mattered most was teamwork ⚔️ The unforgiving & awkward nature of the worm punished teams that weren’t communicating effectively and working in sync. This is one of the things we practice in comp training 💥 Outstanding work here by @altyndall4 @ciaralemon @rossmcgu @aisoconnor_
What a day @filthy150 ! This has definitely set a new standard of competition. Well ran, great judging and the atmosphere was class....not to mention the venue! What a set up!
Had such a good time competing with our team who worked so well together on the day @charliewells85 @kirsty_oliver27 @sam.stewart Very happy to come away with second place against some great teams. Well done team @mcquaid175 @laurahughes.1 @armi_b92 @m1ckysm1th for smashing it! It was also very cool to be on the same floor as the legend @bicepslikebriggs 💪
Look forward to next year to try and get back on that top spot again 😎 #2019
Thank you to @movementlab1 for the treatments and helping me keep my leg moving throughout the day 🙌🤕
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What a great day @filthy150 yesterday, loved (almost) every second of it, the worm nearly killed me 😂😂 It was my goal to have as much as possible, I think pic 2 says it all, couldn’t have asked for better team mates @akane188 @davcsmith @gabrielapeczek 💪🏻💪🏻 Comps are always a great test of all your hard work, I was so happy to be able to do pull ups with ease & see my progress on the sprints too #runforestrun We won’t mention the work again 😂 Highlight of the day had to be the clean ladder, goal was Sub 4mins & I finished it in 2.18 mins #dafuq Can’t wait to get back training & focus on the next one! Gowan @fsfireland family -Legends 💪🏻💪🏻
Smiles all round after the final event at this years @filthy150. 5th year on the competition floor representing Active8. Congrats to @crossfitswords who continue to raise the bar on the standards of crossfit competitions in Ireland. Thanks to all the judges and volunteers who give up their time to make these events happen. #filthy150#filthyready#active8#irishcrossfit#crossfit#crossfitgames
Another year. Another @filthy150
Almost by-passed competing this year but delighted I jumped onto ‘team-last-minute’ (quite literally) with @martha_roch @coachc.j @ricejono.
Getting to throw down on the day was very cool.
But getting to be coach to a team from CrossFit Cnoc @susan.gleeson.353 @juliemccann_ @seanyc85 @andy_smith85 who gave everything they had and more while the @crossfit_cnoc spectator tribe screamed their lungs out was even cooler 😎
One for the books 🤙🏼
What a day. What a comp. What a team. What a Support crew. What a Community.
Athletes @juliemccann_ @seanyc85 @andy_smith85 @susan.gleeson.353 stood on the shoulders of the whole CrossFit Cnoc Fam yesterday and did us all so proud.
Hard work, unrivalled support and MIGHTY craic all round.
Our first ever @filthy150 as a gym. Definitely not our last.
So much pride in the Cnoc Family it makes me want to BURST 💕
What a day for Le Chéile yesterday!! I never thought we would have such a big Tribe travel and represent at a competition! From competitions to supporters....doesn't get much better than that!!😊 It was an amazing day yesterday @filthy150 Literally the best competition I have been to!
The venue, the organising, the buzz!! Setting the standard for all future Events in Ireland and beyond.
It's incredible how much this event has grown....it is the highlight of Irish CrossFit every year, and for good reason!
Can't wait for next year already!!😎
Yesterday I watched my gym buddies compete which, was a little bitter sweet. I loved cheering them on and seeing them perform, giving it their all. I just wish I could have been on the floor with them. The @filthy150 is my favourite crossfit comp 🤗 not being able to compete was hard. Having an injury is a pain in the 🙄and is so mentally challenging however getting to meet @bicepslikebriggs yesterday and seeing her in action keeps me motivated. Sometimes you just need to look back and appreciate how far you’ve come.
Fantastic day at the @filthy150 yesterday. Enjoyed every minute of competing with this crew @deankelleher93 @sinibobs @chloemarieharris (even if I didn't look like I was enjoying it sometimes) and congrats to Elevates other team who done themselves very proud as well.. But overall it was a great experience and I'm looking forward to next year already.
Great judging ✔
Great venue ✔
Run on time ✔
Great workouts ✔
This is the standard everyone running a comp should aspire to. I don't expect something so extravagant at every little comp but at least run the fucking thing on time. 🤦♂️ #crossfit#filthy150#irishcrossfit#competition#friends#gym
Good luck to GLC2000 ambassador Noorin (@Noorinn) lifting today at the European U23 Weightlifting Championships #GLC2000#LoveYourJoints
Catch her on the EWF Live feed today at 12:30pm
. 📸: @isaac_morillas
Elated, proud & strong!💪😊 .
Feeling all the feels from yesterday!! Love these guys! ❤
Thanks so much Jamie & Co @filthy150 yesterday, it was an incredible show you put on & great to be a part of it!
Roll on 2019!!
Assuming the position of defeat
50 Double Unders
10m Handstand walk
5 Bar Muscle Ups
Although training wasnt focused towards the qualifiers, happy with how they went and reinforced weaknesses I know I have to work. Training goal for the year is to work towards next years qualifiers and go #fullsend on them
Thanks to @coachchrisluu for judging this week 👊
What a day - love this sport! The best feeling finally hitting the competition floor and a few heavy barbells again with this crew ❤️ Clean ladder completed in approx 3.5 minutes with my lungs and legs left on the floor 😢😅 10x45kg - 8x50kg - 6x55kg - 4x60kg - 2x65kg.
Fitness | Health | Happiness We are SO proud of our team competing today @filthy150 💪 They have consistently shown up and trained as coachable, enthusiastic, team players making their way through the @crossfitgames Open workout repeats and coming out on top to represent CrossFit Ireland. Today they outdid themselves and smiled all the way through some challenging workouts! An excellent day was had by all! Thank you to the judges, crew and all at @crossfitswords for an excellent competition 💪 #oneteam#happy#healthy#fitness#CrossFit#competition#irishcrossfit
Most people enjoy relaxing or celebrating with a few drinks. But unfortunately alcohol is quite high calorie and can interfere with weight loss both directly and indeirctly. So when dieting, how can you fit in having a few drinks on occasion without hindering your progress?
1️⃣ Workout before drinking and consume protein after training. Alcohol hinders recovery and building muscle when had after training and protein helps minimise those negative effects 💪🏼 2️⃣ Try stick to mainly protein, vegetables and fibrous carbs the rest of the day. This is to save calories and make sure you get sufficient protein in.
3️⃣ Fit it into your carb and/or fat target for the day. Remember carbs have 4kcal/g and fats have 9kcal/g. So multiply the grams of carbs or fats by those numbers to make up the calories. Let’s say 75g carbs (75 x 4=300kcal) and 22g fat (22x9=200kcal). So take 75g carbs and 22g fats from your macros and you’ve saved up 500kcal for a couple of drinks.
4️⃣ Try stick to spirits and calorie free mixers as they are the lowest calories. Beer, wine, cider and cocktails all have sugar and carbs which bump up the calories and the lower alcohol % means you usually drink more than you would spirits. But don’t take this as us saying you can go off and have 10 shots! 🥃
5️⃣ The main way in which alcohol derails your progress – The following day! Bare that in mind when you’re sculling G&Ts on a Saturday night - The more you drink the more likely you’ll be to make very poor food choices. Make sure you have the fridge stocked with good food choices for the following day ☝🏻 6️⃣ Don’t get so drunk that you go chow down on a family sized meal from the chip shop on your way home 🙈 Have something ready to eat at home, like a yummy homemade chilli concarni with rice! 😋
7️⃣ Drink a glass of water between every alcoholic drink. Also have a pint of water with diorylyte before bed to increase hydration and minimise your hangover 🤕
8️⃣ Moderation - Don’t get hammered every weekend or casually drink multiple nights a week. While alcohol can have its place in an enjoyable lifestyle – Don’t take the piss! 🙊
And on that note - Happy Friday!! 🤗
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After a 2 year break I’ll be back on the floor @filthy150 eeeeeek I’m not nervous, you’re nervous 😂 But excited to join my fellow #beefcakes @fsfireland, we’ve had such a laugh training for this, love training with these legends 🙌🏻