Listening to the experts at Buff Box: Part I

April 11, 2016

It’s common knowledge. We tend to like when things are straightforward and simple. And while I like a challenge as much as the next person, there are times when being told what to do is the better option, especially when the person telling us what to do is an expert in their field.

The 2016 CrossFit Open: the first stop on the road to the Games

April 1, 2016

Number one Jamie Greene, a woman who has taken this year’s CrossFit Open by storm, and number two Sam Briggs, a tried and true CrossFit contender who won the 2013 CrossFit Games are both following meal plans created by Matt Hodges and his co-founded company Buff Box. And there is no other performance nutrition company that can boast being the brains behind the top two female’s nutrition plans during the 2016 CrossFit Open, or any Open to date for that matter.

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?

Fresh Fitness Food: meal-delivery that’s customised, nutritious and tasty

March 14, 2016

Customised nutrition, great taste and convenience is what Jared Williams, the owner of Fresh Fitness Food, prides his four years young company on most. And within the Fresh Fitness Food offices, you’ll see tupperware containers strewn across desks as their nutritionists, marketing gurus and sales team type away at their desks or dash off to the kitchen to taste test the chef’s latest creation. It’s pretty obvious, the people behind Fresh Fitness Food are truly passionate about the food delivered to the 400+ London doorsteps and offices each day. How do I know this? After winning one of their Instagram competitions, providing me with a full week of their Paleo meal-plan, I discovered Fresh Fitness Food’s commitment to nutrition, taste and convenience first hand.

Local Hero: Little H in Parson’s Green

March 9, 2016

I have explored my share of local cafe’s in and around London and while there are a few spots that take the cake one of absolute favourite South West spots has to be Little H situated in Parson’s Green.

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.