CPHS CrossFit and World’s Strongest Man Featured on CTV News

September 16, 2013 No Comments

A visit by one of the world’s strongest men – Magnus Ver Magnusson, the Icelandic 4-time winner of the World’s Strongest Man title – to the CPHS CrossFit gym on Friday was covered by local media, including CTV.  The story can be seen online at the following link, under the title “CTV Ottawa: Best fitness plan, ever”:


Magnus demonstrated the importance of good technique and speed in the use of barbells, which are a crucial component of the CrossFit program.  During the demonstration, Magnus lifted over 500 pounds and benched over 400 pounds; he also lifted reporter Joanne Schnurr from CTV, as can be seen in the video.

Magnus praised the school’s program and told the students to listen carefully to teacher Brian Dickie, whom he praised for his knowledge and enthusiasm.   He related travelling all over the world and never having seen a program like the one at CPHS.



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