Category Archives: Fitness

Open Reflections

This years Open was incredibly challenging, stressful and yet at the same time enjoyable. I did not finish in the Top 200 however I was floating around the 350 mark before I injured my tricep, not allowing me to do the last workout 😦 Workouts 2, 3 and 4 all had a similar weakness. Upperbody […]
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19.3 & 19.4

Talk about 2 disappointing weeks. These two weeks really really broke my spirits. These two weeks really confirmed some major weaknesses in my programming and overall fitness, which I knew about but never cared to put too much effort into. That will have to change drastically if I am going to be good at this […]
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19.1 Tips and strategies

Just like that, the 2019 is underway. No theatrics, build up, delays in the announcement or Castro this year. Not having Castro announce was quite a disappointment and i spent a good 15 minutes of the broadcast hoping he was going to pop out. Anyway, moving forwards.. The workout: 15 Minute AMRAP 19 Wallball shots […]
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Writing SMART Goals

Ever really wanted to achieve something and 2 years later you are no closer to achieving that goal as you were when you set it? This is the reality of gym goers. How many people do you know that say things similar to the comments below? This year I am going to get so fit […]
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Rest Days

When speaking to exercise enthusiasts or those who like to smash themselves every day, often the mentality is more is better. People start to trade off volume for intensity, doing more and more training. Unfortunately this is usually at the cost of intensity, and does not always equal an increase in performance. Unless you are […]
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Improving your fitness by getting stronger

Working in a Coaching Zone gym that has been open for over a year now, you start to see trends and limitations of the program. Through the use of heart rate belts, people are motivated to get their heart rate sky high and get super out of breath in the 45 minute sessions. While this […]
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The Fitness Tradeoff – Strength vs conditioning

The sport of Crossfit is literally the perfect blend between strength and conditioning. Not only do you need to move heavy amounts of weight, you need to be able to do this over long periods of time, sometimes with heavy weights and sometimes with lighter weights or just your body weight (think running/ swimming etc). […]
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Getting Coached

Hiring a coach? Hiring a coach can be a tough decision to make. Especially when you are capable of motivating and programming for yourself, it can be easy to save the extra dollars spent on a coach to go about it by yourself. I did this for 10 months of the 2017/18 season and although […]
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Benefits of H.I.I.T

Find out why you should be doing HIIT!