Women of CrossFit: changing the game

August 5, 2016

how women in the world of CrossFit are proving that the girls are as just as worthy of admiration as the boys

The 2016 Meridian CrossFit Regionals Recap

May 31, 2016

My first experience at regionals was an overwhelming one, but I wouldn’t change a second of it. From spending hours prepping the athlete’s food and writing my articles between events to hanging out at the house with Team Buff Box, Regional athlete Lucy Majury and Youtube CrossFit star Craig Richey, it was an amazing whirlwind adventure. Read below for the final results and the most memorable moments from Day two and three.

The 2016 CrossFit Meridian Regionals: Day 1 with Buff Box

May 28, 2016

From five-time regional athlete Jordan Wallace to first timers such as South African hopeful Alan Foulis, Buff Box was right at the heart of the 2016 Meridian regionals ensuring athletes were fuelled and ready. The energy on Friday morning was contagious with the likes of Team Yas, Team Nordic Opex and CrosssFit Reykjavik stopping by the booth to pick up their 1st day of meals while waiting for their heats to begin. You wouldn’t know these athletes were about to begin their first round of the regionals weekend as they were all completely cool, calm and collected. While most of the people who came to pick up food were coaches and athletes, including the talented and stunning Megan Lovegrove, it was also great to see a few spectators pick up food for the weekend. So what was day 1 with the BuffBox Athletes like? The snatch ladder was a strong start to the weekend and the… Read more »

Boxes I love: CrossFit Shapesmiths

May 10, 2016

The overground is no longer the primary source of commotion when you’re walking past many of London’s railway arches. Instead, a mixture of clamorous noises rule the sound waves; think barbells dropping, people gasping for breath and music pumping amongst the reverberation of passing trains.

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.. 

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.