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18.1 and Why the Leaderboard Doesn’t Matter

  20 minutes is a long time. Did anyone else feel like 18.1 would never end?! With the CrossFit Games Open season officially underway this weekend, I couldn’t be more excited. Here’s why: -Community – spending time with athletes and sharing the experience each week is special. To be able to get to do that twice every week (Fridays at Brickhouse and Saturdays at Unify) is truly magical. -New Athletes – seeing athletes that I’ve just recently taken through…

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Brickhouse CrossFit Classic: Commonwealth Games of Virginia

Photo was taken at Brickhouse CrossFit during the SuperFit in the Valley competition held on May 4, 2013. Photo by Simple Time Photography. This summer Brickhouse CrossFit has the opportunity to bring the sport of fitness to the Commonwealth Games of Virginia. Going into its 24th year, the Commonwealth Games of Virginia, is known throughout Virginia as Virginia’s Olympics. This annual event is held the third week of July (for most sports.) This multi-sport festival is supported by a…

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New at Brickhouse: Olympic Weightlifting Platform Rental

Olympic Weightlifting has been an important part of the Brickhouse program since 2010. In 2012 we became the first USAW Club in the Roanoke Valley staffing five USAW certified coaches. While Olympic Weightlifting remains a priority in our regular programming we understand the need to hone in the skill and get as much practice as you can to master the lifts. Sometimes that just needs to be you and a barbell. Starting Monday, April 22nd you have the opportunity…

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SuperFit in the Valley Coming to Brickhouse May 4th

The SuperFit Games is a competition series designed to test the limits of any athlete prepared to challenge themselves and now it’s coming to the Roanoke Valley. With innovative workouts, well-run events, and fierce competitors, the SuperFit Games is one of the best competition series in the country. Brickhouse CrossFit will be hosting SuperFit in the Valley, a four person team competition, on Saturday May 4th. This team format is not only perfect for our facility but matches the…

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Introducing Skill Sessions

While our Group Coaching program is designed to meet the needs of our large and varied community, when it comes to achieving specific goals, nothing beats private coaching. Our new skill sessions are amazingly effective and efficient way to achieve your individual fitness goals. We have designed them specifically for those looking to increase strength, improve technique, prepare for an event, or just prefer a more personal setting. Your coach will work with you to identify and clarify your…

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13.1 – The Stage is set at BHC

Brickhouse CrossFit now has 90 athletes competing! We will be running heats of 10 down the rig side (see 10lb plate targets) giving us tons of room for spectators on the back prowler / pullup side of our space. We want everyone to come out and cheer on these competitors! The schedule will be: 9:00am: Doors Open – all athletes must check in at the front desk to get your heat assignment 9:30am: Workout and movement standards presentation 9:45am:…

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2013 CrossFit Games Open Schedule at BHC

Register for the CrossFit Open here. At the time of this writing we are 8 days, 13 hours, 11 minutes, and 22 seconds away from the first workout of the 2013 CrossFit Games season being announced. As an affiliate, we stand to have over 40 athletes competing this year! To put this into perspective we had 4 athletes compete in 2011, the first year of the CrossFit Games Open. Brickhouse Schedule for the Open We will be doing the…

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Getting Under the Bar: A Challenge to make your Front Squat the driver of your Clean

This is a post I’ve been wanting to write for some time now, complete with video analysis and visual evidence. But rather than wait to make a perfect post I want to just get this out now. It’s a simple challenge: Whatever you are Front Squatting for your sets of 3×5, that weight, is what you should at least be able to Clean for 1 rep We front squat every week, adding 5lbs. So if you make your front…

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Meet the first member of the Brickhouse USAW team

Ever wondered what the guy on the lifting platforms is doing at night? You may see him pacing around and hear heavy weight dropping from above his head. That is Craig Camidge, a Brickhouse athlete and USAW competitor. Craig began training at Brickhouse in December 2011. Last year, he and his coaches quickly saw that he had great potential in Olympic Weightlifting. Not only from his current lifts at the time but his body proportion and background in Wrestling….

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The New Brickhouse Gymnastics Program

* Amy Crawford, Co-Owner CrossFit Blacksburg hitting CrossFit Games Open 12.3 As we mentioned in 9 Weeks Out – The 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games Open, by far our largest weakness across the box is gymnastics. About a year and a half ago we instituted Brickhouse Strength, a standardized strength program to systematically get our athletes strong in the barbell lifts. The overwhelming success of that program is self evident. Today we embark on the same journey with Gymnastics. First…

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