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Oxygen Health & Fitness
Being that we’re on a break from normal programming and also being the week of the Oxywealth Games I thought we would select a sport as our Workout of the Week. We have Rugby 7’s on tonight and we will probably modify the event to more of a Touch Footy style game. This weekend also marks the end of season Jamberoo Touch Football Grand Final Gala Day with the Oxygen Team a good shot at taking out the title of A Grade Champions.
So why Touch Football?
Touch Football is very fast paced and anaerobic in nature making it a perfect FitChick activity. It involves repeat short sprints which as described above is very anaerobic in nature (high intensity). Having to maintain that effort repeatedly can become quite aerobic. There’s plenty of agility work having to side-step defenders, bend down, pass left and right in attack, whilst defence often involves a fair bit of running backwards.
To be good at this sport requires certain skills passing and running in certain lines whilst learning to read the game will help decision making in both attack and defence. Above those sport skills the fitness side of things that can be developed through a FitChicks program involving Squats and Deadlifts, Box Jumps, Abdominal and Core exercises, Speed and Agility work.
With training like that and the uniforms they usually wear (see above) it’s no wonder a lot of the top female Touch Footy players across the world have smokin hot bodies with toned thighs/calves/glutes and flat stomachs.
“Good food choices will not make a mediocre athlete into a champion but poor food choices may prevent the potential champion from realising her potential.”
If you’ve never heard of Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, she was just this week crowned “Fittest Woman on Earth” at the CrossFit Games after several years in a row finishing in the Top 10. This year she can finally lay claim to being the Champion. Find out all about her below:
Gold Medal efforts!
At our Powerlifting events, the aim has been to try and complete your heaviest weight that you can lift one time (1RM). We have had both a Bench Press and Squat competition. The Bench Press was won again by Jade Braun with a 58kg this time it was Traci Calverley and Leanne Williams closely in tow. In the Squat-off last night Lorien Spooner Hart was our Gold Medal Champion with a 105kg lift, Jade Braun in the medals again with 95kg and Traci Calverley in third place competing hard. Some inspiring stuff ladies well done!
Joy jumps 20+kg to a PB
One of our morning FitChicks Joy Briggs participated in the Powerlifting last night, having a crack at the 1RM Squat. She didn’t win any Medals (although if we split the event into weight divisions she definitely would have) however she overcame some big mental hurdles to prove to herself just what she is capable of. After Squatting around 45-55kg in previous programs for 4-5 reps she jumped at least 23kg to complete a 78kg 1RM Squat last night. What a little Champion!