The Iron Clash is the largest CF competition in the Fayetteville area. This is a great opportunity for ACCF athletes to test the waters of competition without having to deal with the expense of travel and hotels. The programming is top notch. Be prepared for a little bit of everything. With individual and team divisions for Rx, Scaled, and Masters athletes they have options to fit anyone who wants to step up to the challenge. Check out their site here for more info.
Anybody searching for a competitive fitness event this summer needs to check into the Independence Games. Held on July 22-23 this year it is an incredibly well programmed event that will challenge any athlete at any level. This is the fourth year for the Independence Games. Held in the Florence Civic Center in Florence, SC it takes place inside a comfortably climate controlled setting. ACCF has been a part of this event since their first year and we have had a bigger crowd and more fun each year. This year will be no different. Twelve weeks prior to competition day we already have 10 athletes registered to compete and several more signed up as volunteers to judge or assist in supporting the event. Check out the event site here and make plans to be there. Hotels fill up fast so make reservations early.
Here at ACCF we take our athlete's goals seriously. For any member who has the desire to step up and get on the competition floor we offer our Saturday morning Competitor's Class. During these sessions we will discuss tactics and tips on efficiency of movement for competition day and how to approach training prior to it. We will work on increasing the skill level of every athlete and help you figure out how to go about working on your specific weaknesses. We will discuss competition day nutrition considerations as well as packing and travel tips for out of town events. After a skill based warm up we will spend some time practicing a programmed WOD. When we conclude class "homework" will be assigned to each athlete so they have a focus to correct deficiencies before coming back for their next session.
Our Competitor's Class is only open to athletes who are already registered for a competition so we can ensure each athlete receives enough attention to be as prepared as humanly possible. So go register for an event and come see us Saturday morning!
Head on up to Morrisville, NC on October 18 to witness some incredible feats of strength. The ACCF/Barefoot Barbell crew will be there to compete and support this strongman contest. When it comes to lifting all the weights and eating all the foods, this is the ultimate showcase. There will be 5 events contested across several weight classes and two age divisions. If you never witnessed a strongman show live you have no idea what you're missing. If you have any desire to compete talk to somebody today. We will have you ready to crush it by contest day. For more info check out the Train Strongman website.
The 4th Annual Iron Clash
- Saturday, September 17 (Individuals) and Sunday, September 18 (Partners), 2016
- Fayetteville, North Carolina
- Hosted by Iron Forged Athletics
- Designed by Crossfit Games Veteran Nate Schrader
Join the ACCF crew in Fayetteville to support one of our favorite local competitions. We already have several athletes signed up so go get registered or just put it on your calendar to come cheer on your friends.
You can find all the information you need, or register right here.
Barbells and Brews is a great opportunity to watch a weightlifting meet packed with phenomenal athletes. There will be some truly amazing lifts. It's in downtown Charlotte at a local brewery. How can you go wrong. The ACCF/Barefoot Barbell coaches will be there as one of our own makes her competition platform debut. Check out the website here for more info.
Anderson Creek CrossFit is excited to bring in Jon North for his Attitude Nation Weightlifting seminar on August 27. This will be a high energy, heavy lifting, super-caffeinated, bar slamming good time. The energy in the room during this seminar will be enough to push most athletes to a new PR. The knowledge gathered and technique improvements will be more valuable than you can imagine. If you haven't registered yet get on over to the Attitude Nation website and get that fixed. You won't want to miss this.
26 miles of western NC mountain bike excitement with over 3,600' of elevation gain. This is one heck of an adventure. While not a typical CF event it will certainly be a fun challenge for anyone interested in taking it on. If you're interested talk to Josh about how to prepare. We can put together some training rides for anybody who is unsure of whether this event would be a good fit for their skills and abilities. More information can be found at the Blue Ridge Adventures website here.
We will be bringing several athletes down to Florence, SC for our third year competing at the Independence Games. Saturday will be the individual competition with Rx, Scaled, and Masters divisions. Sunday will be the team competition with Rx and Scaled divisions of Male, Female, or Coed teams. We had quite a crowd last year and nearly everyone will be going back. This event is in a climate controlled arena and is very well run. If you want to come and cheer on your ACCF athletes we have directions and hotel info. If you want to register and join in the action talk to your coach today and we will get you ready to kill it. If you want any more info just head on over to the event website here to check it out.
Memorial Day is a time to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Come celebrate the memory of our fallen heroes with us at 10 or noon. The WOD will be Murph in honor of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y.,
who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005.
We are expecting a crowd for this one and will fit everybody in one way or another. If you want to be guaranteed a spot in a particular heat there is a sign up sheet at the gym on the whiteboard.
For those of you registered or registering for the Independence Games we will be running a clinic/train up. We will cover specific tactics and strategies for both individual and team events. We will have practice time after a short discussion on each of the WODs. Come to the 10AM WOD and stick around for the lecture or just show up at 11:30 ready to listen, learn, and take a shot at one (or all) of the WODs while you're here. We have plenty of athletes already registered so we will be hosting this event again soon for those of you with prior commitments.
NC's Strongest Man and Woman is one of the largest amateur Strongman competitions on the east coast. The events listed for this competition will be epic to say the least. Being strong won't be enough. You'll have to be among the strongest. Come on up to the NC State Fairgrounds to cheer on our athletes, or just go register yourself...
You can get updates and more information about the events themselves at the Train Strongman website here.
In honor of BP's going away request we hosted our inaugural ACCF Rowathon in 2015. This year we are opening it up to more of our members. Registration is open to all of you. This year we will be giving out awards and hope to fill the seats of all our rowers. We will gladly acquire extras if necessary. Entry for the event is $10and is open to members and non-members alike. Tell your friends, bring your snacks, and plan to drive home standing up. See Josh or Teresa for registration.
Join the ACCF crowd in participating in the CrossFit Open. Whether you register or not we will be programming these workouts each week for you to test yourself against the entire CF world. Special competition atmosphere will make it more exciting than ever before.
For those of you who are interested in registering, simply click here.
War of the WODs is the largest functional fitness competition in our local area. Hosted by CrossFit Greensboro at the Greensboro Coliseum it draws a huge crowd year after year. Registration for this year's event has already closed. We have two individual competitors on Saturday and four teams on Sunday. Come on out. Support your friends. Watch the exciting Wods. Shop the vendor area. Cheer loud. Let everybody know that ACCF takes pride in its members. You can find information about the event here.