Dab it, Squat it, Stretch Out

Welcome to Third Week – follow the link for some #MotivationMonday. Don’t we all love a stuck landing and a bit of dabbing?

Training is as busy as ever: there’s Mondays at Iffley (with brand new paralletes and therabands), free conditioning on Tuesdays (Kat promises lever preps this week, yay), and Abingdon sessions on Thursdays and Saturdays, so check out our Times page for all the info you need. As always, sessions are open to all and, if it’s your first time at OU Gym, come along for your two free sessions whenever you can make it. It’s been great to see so many new and familiar faces and lots of improvements being made by everyone!

In fact, check out some of our recent #skillsunday and #failfriday posts on our Twitter  and don’t miss Gabbie’s lovely leaps, Liza’s punch fronts (with varying landings) and some interesting attempts at pommel from Alex and Sid. Plenty more where they came from, and also plenty of social fun organised for you this week, with another crewdate on Friday – this time with Touch Rugby at Wok n Roll, email natalie.liu@queens.ox.ac.uk if you’re interested.

We’re getting very excited for the competition season that kicks off in just sixteen days! Routines are being pieced together and team spirit is reaching new heights, with some tremendous twisting by the lads at training this week and the imminent arrival of sparkling new stash. Our first comp is the Loughborough Open on 15th February, but in the meantime we’ll be counting down the #RoadtoVarsity, with quotes, posters, interviews and smashing skills. Stay tuned for more, and keep up to date with the #darkblue movement via Students of Oxford‘s campaign celebrating all things studenty-sporty.

Train hard, keep smiling and, if in doubt, squat it out.

(Or be like Sam ‘Turtleneck’ Barnett and stretch out, with a little help from Tricker)


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