Jim Crossley @jimcro

http://www.f45kingston.co.uk/

πŸ— BBQ and Big Green Egg enthusiast πŸ’ͺ Owner at F45 Kingston - sign up for a 2 week free trial!

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Happy 5th wedding anniversary to my crazy wife @fiona.crossley.
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Probably a lot more sweating and setting out dumbbells than in previous years, but it's always fun. If I happen to bump into you today as we change over F45 shifts remind me to give you a kiss πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #Yosemite #California #summer #wedding #weddinganniversary #f45
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Happy 5th wedding anniversary to my crazy wife @fiona.crossley. . Probably a lot more sweating and setting out dumbbells than in previous years, but it's always fun. If I happen to bump into you today as we change over F45 shifts remind me to give you a kiss πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #Yosemite #California #summer #wedding #weddinganniversary #f45

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Had my Lionheart on while we did the F45 Playoffs today. Spot the time when I switched from taking photos of others doing it to doing it myself πŸ’¦πŸ’¦Hardest 10 minutes of my life - and that max heart rate is the proof! Thanks to @dean_v90 for scoring and motivation πŸ‘ #F45 #f45training #f45kingston #kingston #hiit #gym #training #fitness #f45playoffs #f45lionheart #teamtraining #itsonly10minutes
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Had my Lionheart on while we did the F45 Playoffs today. Spot the time when I switched from taking photos of others doing it to doing it myself πŸ’¦πŸ’¦Hardest 10 minutes of my life - and that max heart rate is the proof! Thanks to @dean_v90 for scoring and motivation πŸ‘ #F45 #f45training #f45kingston #kingston #hiit #gym #training #fitness #f45playoffs #f45lionheart #teamtraining #itsonly10minutes

Got a decent Lionheart score on Hollywood this morning, helped by being in competition with @f45wandsworth - he beat me by 1/2 point, dammit. Trying out an @innateessenceorganics Turmeric shot as a post workout treat too - really good pick-me-up. #F45 #f45training #f45kingston #kingston #hiit #gym #training #fitness #f45lionheart #heartratemonitor #hollywood #f45hollywood #saturdaymorning #saturdayworkout #turmeric
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Got a decent Lionheart score on Hollywood this morning, helped by being in competition with @f45wandsworth - he beat me by 1/2 point, dammit. Trying out an @innateessenceorganics Turmeric shot as a post workout treat too - really good pick-me-up. #F45 #f45training #f45kingston #kingston #hiit #gym #training #fitness #f45lionheart #heartratemonitor #hollywood #f45hollywood #saturdaymorning #saturdayworkout #turmeric

#fbf to 3 years ago, when I had a fun afternoon riding a Saietta R electric motorbike around London. Looks weird, but was great fun and had amazing torque - missed the noise of an engine though. #saietta #electricmotorcycle #motorcycle #london #saiettar #tronmotorcycle #electricmotorbike
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#fbf to 3 years ago, when I had a fun afternoon riding a Saietta R electric motorbike around London. Looks weird, but was great fun and had amazing torque - missed the noise of an engine though. #saietta #electricmotorcycle #motorcycle #london #saiettar #tronmotorcycle #electricmotorbike

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Trying out @jdartnell inspired modification to the sled push + pull in today's Romans session. It's a leg killer! #F45 #f45training #f45kingston #kingston #hiit #gym #training #fitness #f45romans #romans #teamtraining #legday #sledpush #prowlerpush
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Trying out @jdartnell inspired modification to the sled push + pull in today's Romans session. It's a leg killer! #F45 #f45training #f45kingston #kingston #hiit #gym #training #fitness #f45romans #romans #teamtraining #legday #sledpush #prowlerpush

Come on! How did I not hit 45 points in today's Pipeline: it had all the burpees in the world in it! #F45 #f45training #f45kingston #kingston #hiit #gym #training #fitness #burpees #f45lionheart #heartratemonitor #cardio #pipeline #teamtraining #garminfenix3 #garminfenix3hr
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Come on! How did I not hit 45 points in today's Pipeline: it had all the burpees in the world in it! #F45 #f45training #f45kingston #kingston #hiit #gym #training #fitness #burpees #f45lionheart #heartratemonitor #cardio #pipeline #teamtraining #garminfenix3 #garminfenix3hr

Trying some ultra-narrow press ups off my parallettes. With some help from @f45rufus. As you can see, the extra instability is pretty challenging, and I need to sort my form out a bit too. #bodyweighttraining #calisthenics #pushups #parallettes #incitefitness #backyardtraining #summer #workinprogress #strength #f45 #f45kingston #mondaytraining #dogphotobomb #dogsofinstagram #dogsoff45
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Trying some ultra-narrow press ups off my parallettes. With some help from @f45rufus. As you can see, the extra instability is pretty challenging, and I need to sort my form out a bit too. #bodyweighttraining #calisthenics #pushups #parallettes #incitefitness #backyardtraining #summer #workinprogress #strength #f45 #f45kingston #mondaytraining #dogphotobomb #dogsofinstagram #dogsoff45

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Check out the F45 Kingston boys in another HIIT circuit article for @getcoach .
http://www.coachmag.co.uk/full-body-workouts/6719/a-functional-hiit-circuit-for-gym-regulars
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My pic is featured at the top, so I guess that makes me a fitness model πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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#F45 #f45training #f45kingston #kingston #hiit #gym #training #fitness #coachmag #plyopushups #teamtraining #calisthenics #bodyweighttraining #strength #boygains
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Check out the F45 Kingston boys in another HIIT circuit article for @getcoach . http://www.coachmag.co.uk/full-body-workouts/6719/a-functional-hiit-circuit-for-gym-regulars . My pic is featured at the top, so I guess that makes me a fitness model πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ . #F45 #f45training #f45kingston #kingston #hiit #gym #training #fitness #coachmag #plyopushups #teamtraining #calisthenics #bodyweighttraining #strength #boygains

Pork shoulder slow cooked overnight has turned into great pulled pork this morning πŸ‘Œ
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Used a couple of good tips from the excellent 'South's Best Butts: Pitmaster Secrets for Southern Barbecue Perfection' from @mattmooremusic : .
1️⃣ Arrange the coals in a volcano shape - seemed to help the airflow πŸ”₯
2️⃣ Used the 'Shuler Butt Rub' recipe which has given it a great bark and flavour πŸ‘
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#bge #porkshoulder #biggreenegg #lowandslow #porkbutt #southsbestbutts #dryrub #bbq #overnight
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Pork shoulder slow cooked overnight has turned into great pulled pork this morning πŸ‘Œ . Used a couple of good tips from the excellent 'South's Best Butts: Pitmaster Secrets for Southern Barbecue Perfection' from @mattmooremusic : . 1️⃣ Arrange the coals in a volcano shape - seemed to help the airflow πŸ”₯ 2️⃣ Used the 'Shuler Butt Rub' recipe which has given it a great bark and flavour πŸ‘ . #bge #porkshoulder #biggreenegg #lowandslow #porkbutt #southsbestbutts #dryrub #bbq #overnight

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That felt like it was worth at least another 10 points on that number - really tough Bears this morning. A lot of mountain climbers today! #F45 #f45training #f45kingston #kingston #hiit #gym #training #fitness #teamtraining #bears #cardio #f45lionheart #heartratemonitor #earlymorningworkout
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That felt like it was worth at least another 10 points on that number - really tough Bears this morning. A lot of mountain climbers today! #F45 #f45training #f45kingston #kingston #hiit #gym #training #fitness #teamtraining #bears #cardio #f45lionheart #heartratemonitor #earlymorningworkout

More playing around on pull-up bars. This time doing plyo pull-ups like the guy from Arrow, as requested by @philwithey πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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So, first time back in a 'regular' non-F45 gym for a few months - I thought I'd see  what had improved or worsened in that time. ▫️
After 6 months of not doing heavy deadlifts I seem to be able to lift about the same - 1.9 x body weight is what I was on last year. .
Bench press seemed better - 0.75 x body weight wasn't a problem, and I only didn't go heavier as I didn't have anyone to spot me. ▫️
My mobility is better - I was struggling with reverse burpees last year. Now I can do the single leg versions πŸ‘
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And my cardio is obviously way better, as left to my own devices I don't do any, so Pipeline, Bears and Hollywood are all great for that πŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦
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More playing around on pull-up bars. This time doing plyo pull-ups like the guy from Arrow, as requested by @philwithey πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ . So, first time back in a 'regular' non-F45 gym for a few months - I thought I'd see what had improved or worsened in that time. ▫️ After 6 months of not doing heavy deadlifts I seem to be able to lift about the same - 1.9 x body weight is what I was on last year. . Bench press seemed better - 0.75 x body weight wasn't a problem, and I only didn't go heavier as I didn't have anyone to spot me. ▫️ My mobility is better - I was struggling with reverse burpees last year. Now I can do the single leg versions πŸ‘ . And my cardio is obviously way better, as left to my own devices I don't do any, so Pipeline, Bears and Hollywood are all great for that πŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦

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