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John Singleton  Masters Degree - Osteopathy CF Level 3 Coach @theprogrm #TheProgrm 💥 #TheProgrmSTRONG 👊 #68 🌍 .

It has been a long time since I have entered any form of competition outside of a coaching setting and it was great to be able to mix it up this morning.
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I had 0 expectations going into the event and wanted to execute a perfect yolo strategy so very happy with a sub 1.10 time (Split times in story). The transitions were slow, due to inexperience and being under equipped, but it was fun to try and push it.
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Thanks to @wearebimont and @tribetrainingmallorca for the support 🙏, also to “Tiny” @christian_lilherc for the push 😘

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This marked the 4th year of the Summer Teen Camp.
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As a coach the Teen camps have been one of my most rewarding experiences, seeing lifelong friendships being formed between the athletes and in many cases the athletes going onto compete in the elite category amoungst some of the best in the world.
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The camps are hard and testing for the teens with early morning starts and lots of technical work, but as always I was super impressed with the attitude they brought to each session.
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In fact this was some of the athletes 4th camp catching up to the record 5 of young @axellundgrens.
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Sign-up is now open for the Winter Camp 2018/19 if you are interested in attending please send a DM or e-mail - johnchristiansingleton@gmail.com

Enjoy the rest 🙏
@manu_dobon
@rakelragn
@oliviaskogstrand
@hinleyc124
@_sophiafrey
@_lena__k_
@pedrocd00
@albertorr_00
@mateocrespo_02
And of course a huge thanks to @jacdah athlete/coach/👵🏻 and general superstar.

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My thoughts on the announced changes to The CrossFit Games:
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Ultimately if you are happy/excited for the changes in the end you will be - happy/excited. If you are sad/unhappy you will be - sad/unhappy.
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One thing I know for sure is that @theprogrm and myself will continue to support and develop athletes in becoming the best they can be in the sport - despite the challenges we are presented with. Obviously as the changes get confirmed and more details arise all our athletes can reach out to our coaching team with questions or concerns.
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I competed at the first ever UK 🇬🇧sectional back in 2010. It was in a car park, with a rig that moved and it rained, however the experience was still awesome. I qualified for that years European Regionals - which was again in a car park... However the sport kept changing and moving on to new heights. Over the years my focus changed to coaching Elite athletes rather than intending to become one.
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I am sure there will be many questions over the next few months and I am sure CFHQ have a crazy logistical task ahead of them, which will be exciting to see unfold.
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However we will still be here preparing our athletes in the best way possible.

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#TheCrossFitGames
#CrossFit

The 2018 CrossFit Games season is a wrap 👊.
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I couldn’t be prouder of how @teamcrossfitasane handled their first experience. The Games is an intense competition with multiple workouts coupled with lack of sleep, alongside the pressure of competing in front of a big crowd, only the strong survive and not only did they survive they came out smiling.
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Alongside this to have @teambutchers and their coach @mmoelleerr and @greghung and his coach @ceciliahungofficial all working together and throwing down at the same time was a great experience The Progrm team was in full force and it was epic to be a part of.
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Also a huge thank you to all of the volunteers, always blown away by the hard work and dedication put into these competitions.

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From Ohio, USA to Mallorca, Spain. Great to spend time and learn once again from @sweattshopcincinnati

#Westsidevstheworld

Thanks again to @freemovecrossfit for hosting.

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@crossfitespana
@reebokes

A question for coaches/athletes:
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You only have 1 movement that you can use to test how well an athlete is moving for the sport of CrossFit - which one would you pick?
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My choice = Double Kettlebell Overhead Squat 🕺. Interested to hear your choices and why.

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#Movement

3 different categories 3 first place finishes 👊.
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Elite Female: @jacdah
35+ Female: @ursulafasel
Rx Female: @maritanaess
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@frenchthrowdown great competition and very well organised, again thanks to all volunteers and organisers who made it possible.
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Finally @jacdah is going to take me out for dinner 🕺.

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Re-patterning the squat.
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We (humans...) are very good at acquiring habits. Some more useful than others. For example if we have an injury or pain somewhere we may walk/squat slightly differently. If this is repeated over a longer period of time we may retain this pattern even after the injury/pain has gone.
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Therefore if we want to restore our previous walking/squat pattern we need to work at it. In this case trying to re-attain symmetry in the squat is the goal. Here we have slowed down the movement and used plates under the heels to compensate for an ankle restriction. Therefore even whilst we are improving the ankle range the quality of the squat pattern can still be improved at the same time.

🏋️‍♂️ @arnarw
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3 weeks of Regionals - done.
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It has been amazing following our athletes over the weeks and a huge congratulations to those of you who are going to Madison. As many know I would have loved to see @jacdah standing on the podium this year. There are many factors that go into being at your best on the competition floor and this year we had a couple of factors that ultimately lead to that not happening. The rollercoaster of emotions can be quite intense especially for the athletes that pour their heart and soul into competitions, however the cliché does hold true:
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“Sometimes it’s about going there, not getting there. Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination. And sometimes when you get there, you’ll look back and you’ll realize that you wish you could go there again because all the experiences are the reason that you are who you are today.” - Ancient philosopher, Drake.
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Also a massive thank you to the volunteers at Regionals, you guys are incredible. Some travelling to multiple countries to help support the athletes doing what they do, mostly working 12 hour days and always being helpful with questions, so thank you 🙌.
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Let the journey continue 💃.

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@crossfitgames

It is often hard to express how hard some athletes work for the opportunity to be on the competition floor. Hours in the gym, sacrificing social events, sacrificing earning money all to be there.
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Personally I could not be prouder of the work @jacdah has put in this year, a big focus this year for us has been living in the moment and enjoying each step of the journey. We have managed (most of time… 🙈)
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Today is your moment and you have earned it 😘. Today is game day.
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A massive good luck to all of our athletes out on the competition floor this weekend. It is going to be an exciting weekend.

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2 Teams going to the 2018 CrossFit Games 🤩!
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Couldn’t be prouder of these 2 teams. The teams weren’t formed as super teams, just groups of friends who came together to train with the same goal in mind. Both teams happen to be formed of 4 humble, friendly and hard working individuals and I couldnt be happier to see them with their #GamesBound tops.
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Congratulations guys 👊.
@rxperformance.no
@teambutchers

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The best kind of Birthday present from @teamrxperformance - an event win on a Saturday at the European Regionals 🤩👌.
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