Cross fit champion Sam leads a workout session in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sam Briggs and fellow keep fit fans Sam Briggs and fellow keep fit fans

World cross fit champion Sam Briggs visited a Bradford gym to lead a training session this week.

The session took place at CrossFit606 gym on the Euroway Estate, which programmes workouts that develop such areas as endurance, strength, flexibility, stamina, agility, balance and co-ordination.

Cross fit is a strength and conditioning fitness programme and is said to be an effective method of burning fat and building muscle.

Sam helped gym-goers perform movements at high intensity, for full body workout.

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4:47pm Thu 6 Feb 14

RichardLinkogel says...

Dear Ralph

I don't know why you sound so angry and why you think Crossfit is a silly fad or why you think Olympic Lifts should not be used for volume work but the exercises being performed were pull ups you can choose to do them either strict, kipped or butterfly. There is the same amount of work performed in all of them per individual namely your bodyweight lifted from straight arms to your chin above the bar. The amount of energy used in kipped and butterfly pullups is higher as you use the inertia from your legs/hips to push your body higher which reduces the stresses on your arms/shoulders/back. These methods are acceptable in Crossfit, if you don't want to do Kipped or Butterfly pullups nobody minds its your business.

All exercise runs the risk of injury, high intensity exercise more so, that's why there is in depth instruction in how to perform the exercises before each workout. A bad lift is a bad lift, it doesn't matter which gym you do it in, responsible gyms manage the risk involved.

Oh by the way we count the reps, that's really important to us as is the progress we make by recording our improvements in terms of weight lifted, distance run, pull ups completed or whatever. This is an important part of the programme for each individual as the strength and conditioning exercises are varied to cover all the muscles in our bodies.

Finally lets just look at the whole point of the article; a local girl with no particular background in the fitness industry took up the discipline of Crossfit, she went out to the USA and beat the rest of the world. She is the fittest woman on earth and she is from here, how can that not be a great local interest story, it was a privilege to meet, be trained and compete against her. I hope she wins again this year.

Cheer up Ralph, Crossfit is a good discipline, if your into fitness you should try it, you don't have to fail for it to succeed or vice versa. Come down to the Box on the 606 Industrial Estate and try it I promise no one will try to hurt you but they will try to beat you.

All the best
Richard Linkogel
Dear Ralph I don't know why you sound so angry and why you think Crossfit is a silly fad or why you think Olympic Lifts should not be used for volume work but the exercises being performed were pull ups you can choose to do them either strict, kipped or butterfly. There is the same amount of work performed in all of them per individual namely your bodyweight lifted from straight arms to your chin above the bar. The amount of energy used in kipped and butterfly pullups is higher as you use the inertia from your legs/hips to push your body higher which reduces the stresses on your arms/shoulders/back. These methods are acceptable in Crossfit, if you don't want to do Kipped or Butterfly pullups nobody minds its your business. All exercise runs the risk of injury, high intensity exercise more so, that's why there is in depth instruction in how to perform the exercises before each workout. A bad lift is a bad lift, it doesn't matter which gym you do it in, responsible gyms manage the risk involved. Oh by the way we count the reps, that's really important to us as is the progress we make by recording our improvements in terms of weight lifted, distance run, pull ups completed or whatever. This is an important part of the programme for each individual as the strength and conditioning exercises are varied to cover all the muscles in our bodies. Finally lets just look at the whole point of the article; a local girl with no particular background in the fitness industry took up the discipline of Crossfit, she went out to the USA and beat the rest of the world. She is the fittest woman on earth and she is from here, how can that not be a great local interest story, it was a privilege to meet, be trained and compete against her. I hope she wins again this year. Cheer up Ralph, Crossfit is a good discipline, if your into fitness you should try it, you don't have to fail for it to succeed or vice versa. Come down to the Box on the 606 Industrial Estate and try it I promise no one will try to hurt you but they will try to beat you. All the best Richard Linkogel RichardLinkogel

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