The How-To of High Performance Training

Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall during the training prep of an elite athlete? We are curious creatures by nature.

Well, All Blacks Ben and Owen Franks are inviting you to join their exclusive Facebook group page where you’ll get to follow their high performance strength training program in preparation for the 2015 World Cup.

Franks Brother Performance Strength

Franks Brother Performance Strength

Get access to world class experts, peek into the Brothers’ pro athlete world, and get to interact directly with them and the trainers around them.

How do you sign up?

Click the link, checkout the video, and choose your subscription. It’s packed full of invaluable advice and information…..from the experts.

Owen Franks Makes It To 100…..

Owen Franks made his 100th appearance for the Crusaders when they played the Highlanders in Christchurch on Saturday night, April 11th.

Franks, 27, who made his debut for the Crusaders against the Western Force in 2009, was picked for the All Blacks later that season and is now considered one of the world’s premier tighthead props.

image: Dean Kozanic/Fairfax NZ

Coach Todd Blackadder said of Owen before this momentous event “Everyone will want to make this a special occasion for Owen because he gives so much to this team.”

“He leads the way with his professionalism and dedication and provides an outstanding mentor to other members of the team.”

“He gives 100 percent every single day, both in his preparation and when he plays. I know that Owen will approach this game the same way as he approaches every game, but we will take some time afterwards to mark this important milestone with him and show our appreciation for the immense contribution he makes to this team.”

To see the full article, check out the stuff.co.nz

The entire Franks Brothers CrossFIT and rugby community are now and always, extremely proud of Owen. And keep watching………there is much more to come!

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Adolescent Fitness Challenge

Coach Troy and head Franks Brothers CrossFIT coach, Ken Franks, with their military background were approached by CACTUS (Combined Adolescent Challenge Training Unit and Support) to see if they would be interested in running an 8-week program for Kaiopoi High School students.

Coach Ken says “The design of the program was that for 8 weeks the kids turned up to school on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday at 06:30  and we put them through PT, ruck marches and brain games. Then as a group we ate breakfast together. This increased their fitness, made them more confident, and got them thinking about how to operate within a team environment. We also instilled in them how much more their bodies where capable of doing once they could control their minds and push out any negative thoughts.”

“All of this practise culminated  with them participating in the longest day. It was time to put into practise all the learning they had achieved during the 8 weeks and either sink or swim.”

“The longest day was split into 6 different evolutions, with each evolution having new team leaders appointed to complete the tasks and achieve the desired outcomes for the teams. The last evolution involved pulling the fire truck through the main street and into the school grounds.”

“Over the course of the day they covered 25km through the beach & forest, 150 + Burpees lots and lots of flutter kicks, and numerous other obstacles. It’s a great course and I recommend it highly, it really does give these kids a positive outlook on life and a great sense of achievement.”

special thanks to the students (and teachers) of Kaiopoi High School

Why We’re Called Panthers?

We spoke to Coach Hannah about the origins of the infamous Papanui Panthers name, so popular it even has its own hashtag. Anyway, this is what she said…

“The definition of a Panther is “Predator to all animals”. All Panthers attack any workout like a predator, they’re fearless and have a ruthless presence with anyone that crosses their pathway!”

And we could not have put it better ourselves.

Check out our Franks Brothers Papanui Facebook page – it’s packed full of everything you need to know about the team and the community of members. See what makes it a popular CrossFIT location, and if you like what you see, why not enquire about signing up?

until next time

AGAIN FASTER New Zealand & Franks Brothers Strength – Announcement

Again Faster New Zealand is proud to announce a partnership with two of New Zealand’s national sporting heroes who have truly Pursued their Evolution.

Again Faster New Zealand will be the exclusive equipment supplier for Franks Brothers Strength and Fitness as they open several more training facilities throughout New Zealand.

History

In 2011, Ben and Owen Franks, and their father, were introduced to the global functional fitness community, in a CrossFit HQ video.  The video showed the hard work and dedication the Franks Brothers had put into their training while chasing their dream of playing for the All Blacks.  The underlying message of the video was the importance of the partnerships they had built to help them get there, in training, coaching and business.

A few years on, not only have the Franks Brothers reached the top levels of sporting greatness, they have also opened several successful functional fitness training facilities around New Zealand, and the plan is for even more growth.

Opportunity for NZ

This growth provides the New Zealand public more opportunity to discover the incredible benefits of functional fitness training with some of the world’s best training equipment from Again Faster New Zealand.

As successful businesses mature, they tend to realize the importance of having strong professional partnerships with likeminded organisations that have similar goals.

A Solid Partnership

This sums up the partnership between one of the most successful, Global Functional Fitness Companies – Again Faster Equipment – and two of the most successful sporting heroes in New Zealand – The Franks Brothers.

The Franks Brothers and Again Faster NZ, a perfect partnership to make great things happen for the Strength and Fitness community in New Zealand.

Editorial credit: Adam Lesniak