Tag Archives: crossfit

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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Not getting enough sleep a good thing?

Here me out on this one. Everyone raves on about sleep and its importance on your health and performance. Unfortunately, working in a gym at the hours of 5am, sleep is not always a priority and getting the full recommended hours can be difficult. Although that is the case I continue to make leaps and […]
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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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Healthy Eating in a Nutshell

So like many on their quest to eating healthier and eating to look better, I have come across many different diets. Some are higher carb, some are mainly plants, some do not contain dairy and some are high in fat. My beliefs on healthy eating have been formed and shaped by various documentaries and from […]
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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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Open Anxiety

As the conditioning kicks in and the 2019 Crossfit open nears, the anxious and nervous thoughts starts to creep in. What if I don’t get in the top 200? What if I do worse then last year? Is all this training worth it? I try listen to these thoughts so I can turn some of […]
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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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My trick to recovery

For a long time I did absolutely nothing once I finished my WOD – other than lie there and catch my breath back. No stretching, no foam rolling, literally nothing. And I would pull up crap the next day too, with my body aching and needing the warmup to get me going. Luckily while browsing […]
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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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Strength Program

About 6 months out from the open, and it is time to build on some strength. (Pretending I wrote this at the start of my program in September). The last couple months have been spent on lifting decently heavy weights for 8-12 reps, building some endurance and gaining some size. While I am unsure whether […]
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