Schlagwort-Archive: Strongman

Results World Powerlifting Championships WDFPF 2017 – Boston USA

WE ARE PROUD TO BE STRONG!

On Saturday November 4th and Sunday, November 5th, the World Drug Free Powerlifting Federation hosted their annual World Championships in Boston USA.

CrossFit Basel was represented by four athletes and won one bronze medal and took 1 european record and 6 swiss records!

Our lifting Team currently holds 99 swiss, 12 european and 10 world records!

Find detailed explanation about the sport of Powerlifting as well as past reports on the bottom of the post.


Results Team CrossFit Basel:

Monika Kohler-Wiesli, 3rd place M4/-70kg:

Backsquat: 90kg (Swiss Record)
Bench Press: 52.5kg
Deadlift: 107.5kg (Swiss Record)
Total: 250kg (Swiss Record)

Sarah Mentzen, 4th Place SR/-70kg:

Backsquat: 100kg
Bench Press: 67.5kg
Deadlift: 135kg
Total: 302.5kg

Patrick Paulos, not ranked JR/-67.5kg:

Backsquat: 150kg
Bench Press: X102.5kg
Deadlift: X
Total: X

Unfortunately Patrick could not successfully lift the Bench Press minimum weight and therefor was not ranked.

Ramon Gysin, 4th Place SR/-100kg:

Backsquat: 279kg (European Record)
Bench Press: 167.5kg
Deadlift: 290kg (Swiss Record)
Total: 736.5kg (Swiss Record)


Find the best lifts of Team CrossFit Basel on vimeo.


Words from Head Coach Ramon Gysin:

„We spent a great time in Boston seeing old friends and making new ones. I love competing in the WDFPF because the atmosphere is very friendly.

It is two days of lifting and everybody, Teenagers, Seniors and Masters, men and women, competes together on the same platform. Athletes are cheering for each other, helping each other out. Our federation is very inclusive and the community is strong.

The anti doping rules are the most strict in the world. Cheaters get banned for life. They are not allowed to come back, unlike other sports or federations. Hence it’s the drug free federation, not only drug tested. Nevertheless, last year, 10 people have been caught using illegal substances.

Being abroad is always a great opportunity to see other CrossFit Boxes.

Powerlifting is a very safe sport. We rarely have injuries happening at our competitions.

The benefits of strength training are well documented and established. It’s not unusual to have athletes competing into their 80s in our federation. You build muscle which supports your skeleton. Strength training is the practical application of basic physics. You learn to control external objects, being aware of optimal body and object position.

Powerlifting is a very healthy sport. More people should lift. In fact, people working an office job should lift. Most people don’t think about it, but you move into a nursing home once you are not strong enough anymore to fulfill everyday activities. The longer you are strong, the longer you will be independent.

Consistency, listening to your body, patience. Respecting the process will make you strong. Being strong (and fit in general) gives you more opportunities in life.

Start easy, only 2h of training a week can lead to great results already! Try a Powerlifting or CrossFit class at our box.

Finding time to calm down before a competition is crucial. The Boston area is beautiful!


Are you interested in hosting one of Ramon Gysin’s Powerlifting Seminars?

Get back to him via rg@crossfitbasel.ch.

Upcoming Seminars:

November 26th at CrossFit Noir/Blanc Fribourg


What is Powerlifting?

Every athlete has three attempts in the following three exercises (Powerlifts). The total of the best lifts count towards the total.

Backsquat:

275.5kg Backsquat 2 – Ramon Gysin @99.3kg – Powerlifting WC (WDFPF) 2014 Chisinau Moldova from CrossFit Basel on Vimeo.

Bench Press:

170kg Bench Press 3 – Ramon Gysin @99.3kg – Powerlifting WC (WDFPF) 2014 Chisinau Moldova from CrossFit Basel on Vimeo.

Deadlift:

WR 207.5kg Deadlift 3 – Nora Jäggi @74.3kg – Powerlifting WC (WDFPF) 2014 Chisinau Moldova from CrossFit Basel on Vimeo.

You can also compete in Single Lift Competitions where you choose to compete in one, two, or all three lifts, but get ranked separately in each lift.

The next event for our team is the Swiss Powerlifting Championship (date and location to be announced).

There are raw competitions where only a belt is allowed and there are equipped competitions (single ply => one layer of suits/equipment and multi ply => several layers of equipment) where athletes wear assistant suits, briefs and knee wraps to be able to lift much more weight.

Team CrossFit Basel is competing raw.

What is the WDFPF?

The World Drug Free Powerlifting Federation was established to give drug free lifters a home as in most strength sports there is no or little drug testing. In fact there is no other sports federation (including ALL olympic sports!) in the world today that knows such severe punishment like the WDFPF. If an athlete is tested positive he or she will be banned FOR LIFE and all past results will be erased.

The WDFPF is also an inclusive federation, all athletes, no matter what age, are competing at the same venue at the same competition together, ranked in their respective weight and age classes.



Reports from the past:

2017:

European Championships

2016:

Swiss Single Lift Championships

Swiss Powerlifting Championships

2015:

Swiss Championships

World Single Lift Championships

World Championships

BZ Basel European Championship 2015

2014:

Swiss Championships

European Championships

World Single Lift Championships

World Championships

Interview mit Ramon Gysin über Krafttraining

2013:

Swiss Championships

2012:

Swiss Championships

European Single Lift Championships

World Championships

2011:

Swiss Championships

2010:

World Championships


2009:

Swiss Championships

 

 

Resultate Finale Swiss Strongman Championship 2017 – Basel

STRONG(WO)MAN = FUNCTIONAL FITNESS

Am Samstag 26. August fand in Münchenstein bei CrossFit Basel das Finale der Strong(wo)man-Schweizermeisterschaft statt. 35 TeilnehmerInnen hatten sich eingeschrieben und sorgten erneut für Spannung in jeder Kategorie.


CrossFit Basel ist seit 2011 im Strongman-Sport aktiv und richtet jedes Jahr mindestens einen Wettkampf der Schweizermeisterschaft aus.

Die Termine für nächstes Jahr werden im Dezember publiziert. Weitere Workshops bei CrossFit Basel sind in Planung.

Weitere Infos findet ihr auf der offiziellen Homepage des Verbandes.


Resultate Schweizermeisterschaft 2017

Über ein Punktesystem wurden die GewinnerInnen der einzelnen Kategorien über alle drei Wettkämpfe ermittelt. Das Team von CrossFit Basel hat die Saison mit 7 Podestplätzen äusserst erfolgreich abgeschnitten:

Ramon Gysin hat zum 5. Mal in 6 Jahren den Titel „Stärkster Mann der Schweiz“ geholt, Angelo Fiorentino wurde starker dritter:

Fabian Grab holte sich den dritten Platz bei den Newcomern +105kg:

Olivier Glauser platzierte sich in seiner ersten Strongman-Saison sensationell auf dem 1. Rang bei den Newcomern -105kg:


Marc Walker (leider nicht auf dem Bild) wurde zweiter und Basil Bard dritter bei den Newcomern -90kg:


Sarah Mentzen gewann bei den Newcomer Strongwoman:


3. Strongman Contest 2017 Basel – Finale

Die AthletInnen haben sich in folgenden 5 Disziplinen gemessen:



Das Team von CrossFit Basel hat erfolgreich abgeschnitten:

Ramon Gysin, 1. Platz Kategorie Strongman
Angelo Fiorentino, 2. Platz Kategorie Strongman
Sarah Mentzen, 2. Platz Kategorie Newcomer Strongwoman
Döne Bonina, 7. Platz Kategorie Newcomer Strongwoman
Fabian Grab, 2. Platz Newcomer +105kg
Markus Junck, 6. Platz Kategorie Newcomer +105kg
Olivier Glauser, 1. Platz Kategorie Newcomer -105kg
Basil Bard, 2. Platz Kategorie Newcomer -90kg
Mark Walker, 6. Platz Kategorie Newcomer -90kg
Fabian Diethelm, 7. Platz Kategorie Newcomer -90kg


Resultate im Detail:



Log Lift, last man standing:
Last man standing. Das Gewicht wird laufend erhöht. Man darf Gewichte überspringen. Wer am meisten Gewicht stemmt, hat gewonnen.

Hex Bar Deadlift:
Wer kann das Gewicht öfters hochheben? Zeitlimit 75s.

Circus Dumbbell Ladder:
4 verschieden schwere Circus Dumbbell müssen vom Boden über den Kopf gebracht werden. Wer am weitesten kommt, beziehungsweise, wer das letzte öfters über den Kopf stemmt, gewinnt. Zeitlimit 75s.

Atlas Stones loading:
Die Steine müssen vom Boden auf die Paletten gebracht werden. Wer schneller ist, hat gewonnen.

Prowler Push:
Der Schlitten muss so schnell wie möglich 30m weit gestossen werden. Wer schneller ist, hat gewonnen.

Weitere Videos des Wettkampfes findet ihr auf Vimeo.

Weitere Bilder des Wettkampfes findet ihr auf Flickr.

History CrossFit Basel 2011-2017:

2017
Resultate 1. Strongman Contest 2017 Burgdorf
Resultate 2. Strongman Contest 2017 Bern

2016

Strong(wo)man: Swiss Championship Log Lift & Axle Bar Deadlift 2016

2015
Resultate Strongman Finale 2015 im Hafen Basel
Resultate des 1. Strongman-Wettkampfs 2015 in Neuchâtel

2014
Strongman Finale 2014
Resultate 1. Event Strongman Swiss Championship (Swiss-FSA) 2014

2013
Rückblick Strongman Saison 2013
Resultate 2. Event Swiss Championship (Swiss-FSA) 2013
Resultate 1. Event Strongman Swiss Championship (Swiss-FSA) 2013

2012
Resultate Finale Strongman Swiss Championship (Swiss-FSA) 2012
Resultate 1. Event Strongman Swiss Championship 2012 (Swiss-FSA)

2011
Resultate „CrossFit meets Strongman“ 2011“
STRONGMAN-NEWCOMER-CUP BURGDORF 2011

Results European Powerlifting Championships WDFPF 2017 – Biella IT

WE ARE PROUD TO BE STRONG!

On Saturday April 29th and Sunday, April 30th, the World Drug Free Powerlifting Federation hosted their annual European Championships in Biella IT.

CrossFit Basel was represented by four athletes and won 2 gold and one bronze medals, took 3 european records!

Our lifting Team currently holds 111 swiss, 4 european and 9 world records!

Find detailed explanation about the sport of Powerlifting as well as past reports on the bottom of the post.


Results Team CrossFit Basel:

 

Gabi Schmutz, European Champion M3/-90kg:

Backsquat: 85kg (European Record)
Bench Press: 55kg
Deadlift: 102.5kg (European Record)
Total: 242.5kg (European Record)

 

Sarah Mentzen, 3rd Place SR/-70kg:

Backsquat: 100kg
Bench Press: 65kg
Deadlift: 140kg
Total: 305kg

Leonardo Bucci, 4th Place JR/-100kg:

Backsquat: 207.5kg
Bench Press: 150kg
Deadlift: 240kg
Total: 597.5kg

Ramon Gysin, 1st Place SR/-100kg:

Backsquat: 265kg
Bench Press: 155kg
Deadlift: 280kg
Total: 700kg

Ramon also attempted a world record in the Backsquat of 278kg. Unfortunately he didn’t make it.


Find the best lifts of Team CrossFit Basel on vimeo.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domenico, 80y old. 53kg bodyweight. 140kg Deadlift. Role model.


Are you interested in hosting one of Ramon Gysin’s Powerlifting Seminars?

Get back to him via rg@crossfitbasel.ch.

Upcoming Seminars:

May 13th at CrossFit Basel

May 21st at CrossFit Züri Oberland


What is Powerlifting?

Every athlete has three attempts in the following three exercises (Powerlifts). The total of the best lifts count towards the total.

Backsquat:

275.5kg Backsquat 2 – Ramon Gysin @99.3kg – Powerlifting WC (WDFPF) 2014 Chisinau Moldova from CrossFit Basel on Vimeo.

Bench Press:

170kg Bench Press 3 – Ramon Gysin @99.3kg – Powerlifting WC (WDFPF) 2014 Chisinau Moldova from CrossFit Basel on Vimeo.

Deadlift:

WR 207.5kg Deadlift 3 – Nora Jäggi @74.3kg – Powerlifting WC (WDFPF) 2014 Chisinau Moldova from CrossFit Basel on Vimeo.

You can also compete in Single Lift Competitions where you choose to compete in one, two, or all three lifts, but get ranked separately in each lift.

The next event for our team is the World Powerlifting Championship in Boston USA  (3-4. November 2017).

There are raw competitions where only a belt is allowed and there are equipped competitions (single ply => one layer of suits/equipment and multi ply => several layers of equipment) where athletes wear assistant suits, briefs and knee wraps to be able to lift much more weight.

Team CrossFit Basel is competing raw.

What is the WDFPF?

The World Drug Free Powerlifting Federation was established to give drug free lifters a home as in most strength sports there is no or little drug testing. In fact there is no other sports federation (including ALL olympic sports!) in the world today that knows such severe punishment like the WDFPF. If an athlete is tested positive he or she will be banned FOR LIFE and all past results will be erased.



Reports from the past:

2016:

Swiss Single Lift Championships

Swiss Powerlifting Championships

2015:

Swiss Championships

World Single Lift Championships

World Championships

2014:

Swiss Championships

European Championships

World Single Lift Championships

World Championships

2013:

Swiss Championships

2012:

Swiss Championships

European Single Lift Championships

World Championships

2011:

Swiss Championships

2010:

World Championships


2009:

Swiss Championships

Strong(wo)man: Swiss Championship Log Lift & Axle Bar Deadlift 2016

On Saturday April 2nd the Swiss Strongman Federation hosted the swiss championship in Log Lift & Axle Bar Deadlift in Lucerne at the GO-Active fitness exhibition.

CrossFit Basel was represented with four athletes, Vanessa Grosdanoff, Bogdan Krumov, Bruce Phillips and Headcoach Ramon Gysin.

In a last (wo)man standing style contest athletes competed in two different events. Athletes could skip a weight or jump in whenever they wanted. It was a short but intense competition. The ranking in each event was added to one final ranking.

All CFBS athletes did extremely well, here are their results:

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Women:

1. Vanessa Grosdanoff

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Men:

2. Ramon Gysin
5. Bogdan Krumov
6. Bruce Phillips

Axle Bar Deadlift:

Vanessa took first place with a new swiss record of 185kg:

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Ramon took second place with 300kg:

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Bogdan took 5th with 240kg:

Bruce took 6th with 220kg.

Log Lift:

Vanessa tied first place with Larissa, pressing 55kg overhead.

Ramon took 2nd with a new personal best of 127kg:

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Bogdan and Bruce shared fifth place.

Event Overview CrossFit Basel

It feels like the year has only started off, but we are just about to reach the end of February soon!

CrossFit Basel prospects a year full of events besides our usual training business which we keep up for you daily. To give you a little overview about what’s coming up, we pinned up two calendars at the box where you see everything that’s been and will be going on at CrossFit Basel. Aside from that, we regularly post all information about what’s coming up here on our Facebook page – make sure you follow us to be in the loop!!

Plus, today we list the events which are just around the corner and all the related information you need.

16172089591_860818eaa4_oFebruary 26 – March 30 2015: REEBOK CROSSFIT GAMES OPEN

This is a competition for which each one of you can register and participate! Check out all info on our blogpost from a few weeks ago, and check in on our Facebook Event for any updates.

March 21 2015: SWISS CHAMPIONSHIP POWERLIFTING

It’s that absolute LAST chance to register NOW for the  Powerlifting Swiss Championship! All information about how to, where and when you can find in our Newsletter we sent out just a few days ago.

Read on for the recap of the Swiss Championship in 2014!

Level 1 CrossFit Certificate Course

  • March 21st and 22nd 2015
  • April 25th and 26th 2015
  • May 9th and 10th 2015

Level 2 CrossFit Certificate Course

  • March 14th and 15th 2015
  • April 11th and 12th 2015 

Headcoach Ramon Gysin is part of the CrossFit Level 1 staff and we host the seminars here at our box. Find out more about what the courses offer and what requirements are necessary to absolve it – here and here.

March 29 2015: Rob Orlando Seminar

Rob Orlando, CrossFit-Superstar and former Strongman is the creator of the Strongman seminars and one of them will be hosted in Basel in March. These seminars are highly efficient and guarantee a great learning effect!

Check out the seminar and challenge he hosted earlier at the box here.

June 20th, 2015: Swiss Team CHallenge

One of the biggest events at CrossFIt Basel is definitely the annual Swiss Team CHallenge. We are proud to host the biggest CrossFit Team Event here and are expecting all of you to team up and compete with us side by side!! It always is a day full of great workouts, team spirit, sweat and fun!!

Information about the competition are to be found on the website, plus you can read about the event from last year here!

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Please be aware that whenever an event is hosted at the box, there will be changes in the schedule. So make sure you always check the calendar carefully in order to be up to date about eventual cancellations or shifts.

2014 – a year in review at CrossFit Basel

Happy New Year to all of you!

Last Tuesday we ended 2014 with the traditional Sylvester WOD and today we look back at what happenings accompanied us during this exciting year. Read on for a review of a turbulent and successful year plus a personal recap from Head Coach and owner of CrossFit Basel, Ramon Gysin.

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We planned a set of athletic goals at the beginning of this year and we are happy to say that we absolved amazing performances throughout the whole year. First of all, CrossFit Basel hosted a bunch of events at the box which ended up being very successful and proved that our team and community delivers tons of fun and strong results!!

Dmitry Klokov visited our box for a weightlifting seminar in April 2014 and provided a great and enriching coaching from which everyone who visited could profit a lot.

In April and  June the first and second FSA Strongman Contest was held at CrossFit Basel. Additional to that, 4 of our athletes took the final contest at Burgdorf where our Head Coach Ramon Gysin won 1st place – means he is the strongest man in Switzerland the third time in a row.

We hosted the Swiss Team CHallenge in June. 184 teams in affiliates all over Switzerland entered this contest from which 45 teams were from CrossFit Basel. This competition is the biggest CrossFit Event so far in D/A/CH.

We started off winter season with the 3rd round of the ‚Are You Tough Enough?‘ Challenge, which was another big success. With some of the best CrossFit athletes from Italy, Mallorca, Germany and Switzerland, this event showcased ace performances and kept the audience entertained and in awe.

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Another clear demonstration that hard work pays off was shown by our athletes who absolved several competitions this year with epic results. CrossFit Basel sends out athletes to 4 different sportive areas: CrossFit, Olympic Lifting, Powerlifting and Strongman.

With an integrated association, the ‚Gewichtheberverein beider Basel‘, we compete at the Olympic Lifting Ligacompetitions in Switzerland. Aside from that, we are part of the national squad for Olympic Lifting. This year, our athletes broke several Swiss records and we currently hold 18 Swiss records overall. Our youngest athlete Nora Jäggi won 1st place at the Swiss Championship – being now the strongest lady in categories Juniors and Ladies Elite.

International competitions were absolved in teams. A group of our best athletes travelled to Copenhagen in June to perform at the biggest European Team Challenge, the CrossFit Regional Games as a team. They ranked 15 out of 30 teams.

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The last CrossFit Team Challenge for 2014 took place in Bath, England where our athletes entered the next biggest CrossFit European International Team Challenge – the Strength in Depth Competition. With an overall amount of points of 251, the team placed a fantastic 4th rank.

All our events and competitions are documented here on the blog and you can find a load of photo albums on our Flickr account here! 

Head Coach Ramon Gysin absolved all 4 International Powerlifting competitions this year. The highlight was the new Squat World Record (271kg). At the Powerlifting World Championship in Chisinau, Moldowa coach and athlete Nora Jäggi ended the season with an exceptional performance with 3 new world records and placed 1st.  Ramon himself experienced a great challenge with his competitors and at the end took 2nd place.

Other sportive areas CrossFit Basel covered this year:

– Sponsor of former coach and athlete Chris Navarro’s Swiss Bobsleigh Team

– Support of Radovan Simic who is a successful international athlete at Karateclub Basel

– Training host for Judo athletes of the ‚Regionales Leistungszentrum beider Basel‘

– Hosting trainings/classes at University Basel (University of Basel CrossFit)

Taking part at the fund raising campaign ‚Jeder Rappen zählt‘ by SRF and Glückskette together with Kraftsportclub Solothurn.

Of course, our main focus lays on training. We aim to improve our schedule further and are keen to offer the best possible variety of classes for our members. We had a major increase of numbers of classes this year – our schedule went from 49 classes at the beginning of 2014 up to 75 classes as of now. Besides our ‚All Levels‘, ‚Beginners‘ and ‚WOD‘ CrossFit Classes we offer Powerlifting and Olympic Lifting classes and added 2 more Gymnastics classes (4 in total), created Advanced CrossFit classes – as one level below Competition Class – and recently held an 8 times mobility session with our Physio Lynn.

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More classes means we need more space – and here we have our Skillbox. Only about 400m away from the main box, where mostly Olympic Lifting, Powerlifting and Gymnastics take place. But that’s not the only additional box – our biggest project for 2015 is in the works: CrossFit Basel Downtown. Close to Heuwaage, at Byfangweg, a new affiliate of CrossFit Basel opens on February 1st 2015!

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Not only our space grows more and more, so does the team. Several of our coaches work in the box by teaching our athletes besides their studies (Jessica Preiss, Alessia Wälchli, Lukas Büel, Pascale Herrmann). Tanja Rüegg took over our accounts department and is responsible for all things membership and payments. Rooven Brucker is – aside from working as a coach – managing our new shop (read more below) and is responsible for its assortment. Plus Lucie Pfaendler became in charge over all things Social Media and PR – Facebook, Blog and documentations of our events and competitions.

Head Coach Ramon Gysin became part of CrossFit Level 1 Staff plus he represents and programs for Jami Tikkanen’s The Training Plan (read more on that below). Tom Schwander, Staff Coach and President of ‚Gewichtheberverein beider Basel‘ is part of Rob Orlando’s Seminarstaff in Europe and provides support at Rob’s Strongman seminars all over Europe.

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Last but not least, 2014 was our year of rebranding!! After 5 years, we launched our new logo plus website. This was worthily celebrated at the Swiss Team CHallenge Party back in June! Aside from that, we entered a cooperation with Reebok, which gives us the possibility to sell Reebok CrossFit collections at the shop in our box. Speaking of the shop – another area of CrossFit Basel that grew! A few days ago we announced the entire assortment of our products – now feel free to take a peek in our collection of nutrition supplements, clothes, shoes and other CrossFit accessories.

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In the background of all these achievements stands an amazing team with their boss and owner of CrossFit Basel, Ramon Gysin:

‚2014 was our 5 years anniversary for which I had quite a few projects in the pipeline I wanted to put into practice.

  • I wanted to strengthen our focus in direction Mobility and Fitness, so it would motivate all kinds of fitness levels to start and profit from CrossFit. Together with our Physio Lynn we managed to professionalise this area and teach our members how to practise a holistic training approach.
  • Since I started with CrossFit and turned it into my profession, I worked with a concept which is successful – therefore I always wanted to forge an even bigger place for it to develop and grow. After lengthy search I finally found a location to expand my business and we signed the rental agreement for our second box – CrossFit Basel DownTown which we are extremely looking forward to open up.
  • Our new website / homepage: this relaunch plus the rebranding finally made us leaving the Start Up State and we climbed up to the next level.

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As for my personal highlights I comitted to be part of CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff together with only a few selected trainers in the german speaking area. Additional to that I am part of Jami Tikkanen’s The Training Plan since July 2014, where I took over programming strength for some of the best athletes in Europe like Frederik Aegidius and Annie Thorisdottir.

My athletic achievements were definitely a consistently strong competition season after the recovery of my injured wrist joint. I was very happy with my comeback in the Olympic Lifting plus I battled a suspense-packed Powerlifting World Championship in Chisinau (Moldowa) with great lifters on a high competition level.

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In general I must say that my main satisfaction lays in the fact that I work with and lead a concept, which I followed throughout all these years. I am convinced by this method and measured by results and feedbacks from our members I can say that it works and pays off. It is my job which I accomplish with passion and joy and I figure that our athletes profit from my concept. I am astonished everytime anew by the progress and performances I see. (Read my interview with Tageswoche from May 2014 here)

All this wouldn’t be possible without the very much appreciated feedback from the community / our members. We try to provide the best training and service we can and therefore are always thankful for your inputs.

A big thank you goes out to my team and all the external helpers who show daily effort, encouragement and initiative to put my goals into practise and to support me by realising my visions. It is by no means a matter of course to have a back up like this – THANK YOU. ‚

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2015 will be another big year for CrossFit Basel and we are eager to conquer more and bigger things! As mentioned, we start off by opening up our second affiliate downtown Basel plus in the same month we will be competing at the Reebok CrossFit Games Open. By planning to be part of the CrossFIt Regional Games once again and hosting the SIXTH Swiss Team CHallenge and the fourth ‚Are You Tough Enough?‘ Challenge, we will keep on growing stronger in representing CrossFit Basel at CrossFit competitions. We aim to maintain and improve our athletic performance and will take it to an even more professional level. Not only the competition area but of course everything which happens inside our box, on the website, classes and infrastructure we are ambitious to improve and adapt continuously for our community.

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Stay tuned for all the happenings and shenanigans we tackle this year on our Facebook page plus here on the blog!

STRONGMAN-NEWCOMER-CUP BURGDORF 2011

Tom Frame Carry 200kg

Tom Frame Carry 200kg


 
Die Fotos des Strongman-Wettkampfes vom letzten Samstag sind nun online auf unserem flickr-account. Danke an den Vater von Daniel!
 
Die Videos der Events hat freundlicherweise Martin, ein guter Freund und Teilnehmer aus Winterthur zusammengeschnitten, zu sehen bin ich und befreundete Kraftsportler aus der Schweiz und Österreich, die gelegentlich bei uns im CrossFit Basel trainieren. Wer Lust hat, diese Disziplinen mal auszuprobieren, kann sich gerne bei mir melden, die Treffen finden in der Regel einmal im Monat statt (Gewichte sind praktisch auf jeden Level anpassbar).
 
Weitere Videos von unseren Athleten folgen im Laufe der Woche.
 
Achtung: Strongman-Training sollte nur unter fachkundiger Aufsicht ausgeführt werden, im Video sind zudem teilweise massive Einbussen in der Ausführung der Übungen zu sehen, jeder dieser Athleten kennt seine eigene Grenzen und weiss, was der Körper tolerieren kann.
 
Wettkampfbericht:
 
Zusammen mit Daniel Künzler (105+kg), Michael Walter (-105kg) und Coach Tom Schwander (-105kg) nahm ich meinen ersten Strongman-Wettkampf in der Kategorie bis 105kg in Angriff.
 
Die Wettkämpfer massen sich in folgenden 4 Disziplinen:
 
1. Event: Baumstammheben
 
VIDEO: Loglift
 
Drei Versuche, jeweils 60s Zeit, wer mehr über Kopf hebt, hat gewonnen.
 
Michael 85kg
Tom 90kg
Daniel 95kg
Ramon 110kg
 
2. Event: Autokreuzheben
 
VIDEO: Cardeadlift
 
Däni 220kg Cardeadlift

Däni 220kg Cardeadlift


 
Vergleichbar mit 220kg Kreuzheben, wer in 60s die meisten Wiederholungen macht, hat gewonnen.
 
Tom 1
Daniel 4
Michael 10
Ramon 17
 
3. Event: Circus Dumbbell
 
VIDEO: Circus Dumbbell
 
Ramon 50kg Circus Dumbell

Ramon 50kg Circus Dumbell


 
Wer kann eine 50kg Kurzhantel während 60s öfters über Kopf heben? Die Hantel durfte mit beiden Händen bis auf Schulterhöhe gebracht werden, von da aber nur noch mit einer Hand bis über den Kopf begleitet werden.
 
Daniel 1
Michael 1
Tom 5
Ramon 9
 
4. Event: Medley
 
200kg Gestell tragen 15m
240kg Joch tragen 15m
200kg Koffer tragen 15m
 
VIDEO: Medley
 
Michi 200kg Farmers Walk

Michi 200kg Farmers Walk


 
Wer trägt die Gewichte am schnellsten über die gesamte Distanz von 45m? Zeitlimit 2 Minuten.
 
Tom Gestell/Joch 12.5m
Daniel 1:44min
Michael 1:23min
Ramon 0:37s
 
Der 5. Event wurde abgesagt, da sich die Veranstalter verschätzt haben und die Disziplin, Powerstairs, nicht machbar gewesen wäre.
 
Damit war die Wertung nach 4 Events definitiv:
 
Siegerbild

Siegerbild


 
Tom 9. Platz
Michi 7. Platz
Daniel 3. Platz
Ramon 2. Platz
 
Es gibt sowohl im CrossFit, im Powerlifting und auch im Strongman jedes Jahr Wettkämpfe für Einsteiger, ich habe grössten Respekt vor allen, die sich dieser Herausforderung stellen. Gleichzeitig empfehle ich allen, die ein wenig kompetitiv veranlagt sind, eine Teilnahme an einem dieser Events, der Gewinn an Erfahrung, der Motivationsschub, auf ein Ziel zu trainieren, kann entscheidenden Einfluss für das persönliche Training, für die eigene Leistung, haben. Wer Interesse hat, an einem Wettkampf teilzunehmen, kann sich gerne bei mir melden.
 
Zum Schluss könnt ihr hier noch mein Interview mit PowerfoodTV sehen:
 
Interview