Holistic Nutrition Seminar with Lizzy Marsh

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Holistic Nutrition Seminar with Lizzy Marsh

  • Nutrition Seminar with Primal Junction Owner Lizzy Marsh
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Medications, food, your environment, illness/disease and training all effect inflammation and stress in your body. The goal is not always to "remove" these things (as sometimes this isn't realistic), but rather manage them on a day to day basis in order to optimise your health and wellbeing.

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1 CUE TO IMPROVE YOUR SNATCH TECHNIQUE!

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1 CUE TO IMPROVE YOUR SNATCH TECHNIQUE!

"Close The Triangle"

One of my good friends Lester Ho from South East strength taught me this concept in early 2013. It can be applied to the Snatch & the Clean.

Note the start position of the lifter in the first photo and the triangle created by the arms, the quads and the torso.

As the lifter begins to stand they are cued to sweep the bar back towards their hips - therein closing the triangle until no space exists between the bar and lifter (refer photo's 2-4).

This achieves two things:

1. It brings the bar closer to the lifters COG (Centre Of Gravity) - therein improving the overall bar path and efficiency of the lift, AND

2. It brings the bar into the "Power Position" at the level of the hips - this is where we can generate the greatest amount of force.

The goal of every set, every rep and the entire career of a lifter is to get the bar into the "Power Position". Period.

"Close The Triangle" is an outstanding concept for making this happen - try it today.

Happy O'lifting :)

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Member of the Month: Ellen Swan

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Member of the Month: Ellen Swan

1. How did you start CrossFit?

I started CrossFit after my partner pestered me about it for months. Before that I was just going to a regular gym doing a mix of my own thing, classes and running. I put off CrossFit for a bit because I wasn't sure how it would fit in with my running and I was scared of injuring myself, but I eventually caved in. As soon as I started CrossFit I was hooked, I love the intensity and variety of the workouts!

2. What's your funniest health and fitness moment?

I'm incredibly uncoordinated which led to some embarrassing moments on the netball courts when I was younger. I've now learnt to just avoid any ball sports haha!

3. What's your proudest CrossFit moment or achievement?

I was pretty happy being able to get chest to bar pull ups in the open, as well as being able to do a handstand and lower myself down (now I just have to work out how to get back up haha!).

4. What other hobbies do you have outside of CrossFit?

Outside of CrossFit I love to bake and run, the running and CrossFit is largely so I can bake. 

5. What's your favourite quote?

 "It never gets easy, you just get stronger"

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