Crossfit Pocuro (Santiago, Chile)

Posted: April 10, 2013 in Ex-er...size?
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First off, this is my 25th crossfit that I’ve visited! 🙂

Second, this is also the gym that taught me how to do “butterfly pullups”. Here is a good video that shows this.
(For reference– here is a “kipping pullup” which is slower and not as efficient, but good for beginners.)

There are a lot of tutorials online, but that would be selling Crossfit Pocuro short. The teaching method was simple and one that I will be adopting later in life:

1) See what your client can do
2) have them try/do 3… then rest. During this rest, we talk about what can be done better and what should be tried next.
3) rinse and repeat until success/exhaustion.


Pocuro is set up so it’s a giant open gym. No real classes, but the coach is there to help/encourage you with whatever skill/wod you want to do at that time/day. They have “suggested wods” on the board- but if you feel like working on a skill or just cardio, all of that is possible. They are unsure if it will continue this way with the more clients/athletes that come through the door, but so far (in their 5 months of being open) it’s worked out well.

I also took advantage of Santiago being at Sea-level. A few weeks before this I was in Cusco and did 13.2 . I only got 137 reps. Pathetic, but a good bench mark for being 3600 meters above sea-level. I did it again in Santiago, a week later, and got 213. (woot!)

I also did 12.1 when I was 4900 meters above sea-level (65) then again in Santiago (87). The moral of this story is that oxygen is awesome and should never be taken for granted!


Anyway– if you want personal coaching time with a gym that specializes in gymnastic/body movement, go to Pocuro. The patience, athleticism and multiple teaching methods will blow your mind.


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