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This is the blog of "Big" Dave Ranson, owner and head coach of CrossFit DHM, Durham.

 

 

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By dave ranson, Nov 14 2018 09:20AM


Last night I attended a Mental Health Awareness Course at The Beacon of Light, the charity foundation set up and suported by SAFC


Learned loads and now have some strategies to spot people who may be suffering from Mental Ill Health and some things we can use to support them.


By chance CrossFit published a great piece about depression on their CrossFit Journal website




https://journal.crossfit.com/article/dull-cecil

By dave ranson, Nov 13 2018 09:33AM

Where?

We hold it at CrossFit DHM at Dragonville Ind Est, Durham.


When?

Tuesday and Thursday 7am & 9:30am


How much is it?

It costs £5 per session, pay when you come in




What do we do?

That's THE question.


We keep it different every session, we combine lots of bodyweight exercise, light weighted exercise and cardio exercises.


We change how long the workouts last, todays is a long one, lasting 29 minutes....

Some days we might do Tabatas ( 8 x 20s Work 10s Rest )

Some days we do 5 different workouts 3, 4 or 5 minutes.


We work really hard to make every day feel different, that way the body never gets used to what your doing and is constantly adapting.

By dave ranson, Nov 12 2018 09:17AM

Looked like a great event at the Rainhill Trials again at the weekend.


Hopefully I'll get down to one to watch soon....


Well done to every one who took part.


I had two athletes compete, both did really well and more importantly really enjoyed it.


Well done Lee and Michelle, we're proud of you.



By dave ranson, Apr 9 2018 01:52PM

I was asked yesterday about doing a "Paleo Challenge" again soon.


The short answer is no.


This answer deserves a little explanation, we have run several , probably around 10 "Paleo Challenges" or "Healthy eating"


The results we have seen during the challenges have been superb, with some good weight loss being achieved, but more importantly improvements in body composition.


So why are we not doing more, if they have been a success?


Because I don't measure success in the short term, I don't place a massive value on it, what I want to see is long term success.


To me this means, finding a balance, a healthy lifestyle, making sensible healthy choices MOST of the time.


The idea of the challenges to me is to introduce ideas showing you how to be better and healthier, the reality is that for most people it is seen immediately as a short term thing, with people taking it too far, being fanatical about it knowing in there mind that after the challenge they are going to return to eating "NORMAL"


No more short term extreme challenges, moving forward we are ALL working towards permanent change and improvement in health and well being....


By dave ranson, Sep 30 2014 11:06AM

Tonight see's the first session of our new Power Lifting Club


8pm - 9pm

Free to CrossFit DHM Members

£10 drop in fee for non-members


We have managed to secure Jim Dulling to coach.


Jim's Powerlifting credentials are impecable


His latest comp was IPF Master World Powerlifting Championships 2014 where he placed a fantastic 6th with lifts of 190k Squat, 155k Bench Press and 235k Deadlift........


Not only is he a world class power lifter, he is also a world class coach and chairman of Durham Power Lifters a club that he has helped grow to the point they can take no more members.


By dave ranson, Sep 27 2014 07:12AM

Early morning "On Ramp" sessions.........


Then


10:00 - 12:00 Open Gym

10:30 Benchmark - EVA even for a benchmark girl Eva is nasty.......


Looking forward to seeing how many teams we have in today for the Team Series


Good luck guys and have a great weekend


Dave

By dave ranson, Sep 18 2014 07:40AM


New Opening Longer Hours


New hours start from Monday 29th September 2014


Monday - Thursday

07:00 - 07:30 CrossFit Express

07:30 - 08:00 CrossFit Skills and Strength

08:00 - 09:30 Open Gym

09:30 - 10:30 CrossFit


17:00 - 18:00 Open Gym

18:00 - 19:00 CrossFit

19:00 - 20:00 CrossFit

20:00 - 21:00 Open Gym


Friday

09:30 - 11:00 CrossFit Team WOD


17:00 - 18:00 Open Gym

18:00 - 19:30 CrossFit Team WOD

19:30 - 21:00 Open Gym


Saturday

10:00 - 10:30 Open Gym

10:30 - 11:00 Benchmark WOD

11:00 - 12:00 Open Gym


Sunday

11:30 - 12:30 Open Gym

12:30 - 13:30 Mobility


Free Trials always available get in touch now to book yours.....

By dave ranson, Sep 11 2014 08:25AM

Todays Skill will e Push Press


If you get time have a look at this short Matt Chan video, ignore the fact that it's from the Rogue Fitness Youtube channel and trying to sell you Rogue equipment.....


http://youtu.be/i0mElJo73EE


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Never tried putting a video into the blog before, so hopefully one of those links will work


See you's tonight Joyce x