16.5 CrossFit Open Strategy

March 25, 2016

The final weekend of the open has arrived. And it seems that thrusters, which a  lot of people were unwantingly predicting, have come to fruition. With a repeat of 14.5, the fifth and final workout of 2016 is going to be a tough one.

The CrossFit Open 16.4 Strategy

March 18, 2016

Hey all, So this morning I was excited to see a workout I could actually do and get a killer workout from. Unlike 16.3, which involved 7 minutes of cursing the day I ever decided to begin CrossFit, and coming out with absolutely no muscle-ups to show for it, 16.4 is a ‘lovely’ little chipper wod that will also having me cursing the day I ever began CrossFit, but for different reasons entirely. But before we discuss tactics can anyone tell me why the elusive Dave Castro chose 55 of everything? Would love to know. Check out my quick cheat sheet below of tips I’ve compiled that will hopefully make 16.4 slightly more manageable.. 

Why the healthiest people you know don’t diet

Do you have a friend that you always ask, “what’s your secret?” Someone who has a glow about them, whose weight never seems to fluctuate dependent on the season, and just has their shit together? They might seem like unicorns, with an unachievable way of living, but I have found that these unicorns are actually the healthiest and happiest people that I know. What’s their secret?

The CrossFit Open 16.2 strategy

March 4, 2016

So I have to make this snappy since I have my final level 3 exam tomorrow, but my ears definitely perked up when I heard the CrossFit.com unveiling for 16.2 this morning.

The CrossFit Open 16.1 strategy

February 26, 2016

The Open WOD 16.1 has been released and now it’s time to strategise. This year’s first WOD is a definitely going to gas us all out, so it’s important to really strategise your timing for each set of reps. As you know, the Open’s 16.1 workout is as follows: 20 minute AMRAP consisting of:  25-ft. overhead walking lunge 8 bar-facing burpees 25-ft. overhead walking lunge 8 chest-to-bar pull-ups Men lunge 95 lb. Women lunge 65 lb. Check out my strategy below

The CrossFit Open: why should I bother?

February 25, 2016

The CrossFit Open is upon us, and it’s time to get to business.  My home box, CrossFit Perpetu, has been getting everyone on board, but I figured it would be a good time to do a post all about The Open for new CrossFitters or just those that are interested in finding out exactly what The Open is all about.

Sleep: are you doing it all wrong?

February 24, 2016

These days, you’ll be hard pressed to pick up a magazine or scroll through the internet without the topic of sleep being addressed. And with today’s manic lifestyle, it’s no wonder sleep is on everyone’s mind. Despite sleep being a basic necessity for life, we as a society aren’t getting enough of it, and what’s more is that we need to learn how to do it properly. While we hope coffee and green juices might get us through those days that begin at 6 and end around midnight, a lack of zzz’s will eventually catch up with everyone. Training hard for an upcoming 5k, half-marathon or even an ultra? No matter the distance, you won’t be able to push as hard if you are logging the miles but scrimping on sleep. And sleep is no joke when it comes to an athlete’s performance. The Real Madrid football team employed sleep coaches to track each athlete’s sleep schedules. Think that’s… Read more »

EMOM and AMRAP: Two acronyms you should know and why

February 8, 2016

  These two acronyms are your tickets to a fitter you. The secret? They are quick and efficient and essentially variations of HIIT workouts with two very different focuses.

Rowing WOD: seminars and training with Olypmian rower Cam Nichols

February 2, 2016

    The other week I joined in on an 101 Rowing WOD seminar with Men’s Eight Double World Silver Medallist and former Team GB Olympic rower Cam Nichol. And whether you’ve never strapped into a rower before, or you’ve had some experience and are looking to take your rowing to the next level, I would highly recommend this seminar.

Stance socks: What’s everyone on about?

January 21, 2016

I started CrossFit in June of 2015 and, over the last few months, as I have found myself plummeting deeper and deeper down the CrossFit wormhole, I have begun to don some new activewear. Yeah, basically I copy all the cool kids at my CrossFit gym, hoping that one day I’ll complete 15.1 without even breaking a sweat.