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Who is your training partner?

October 14, 2017
A CrossFit class is a group of individuals who train together, that is a fact. Within that group, it is not rare to see the formation of several duos immediately partnering up when a team workout comes up, or who instantly sharing a barbell during the strength part. These people mostly come to at same time and day, they 'click' and they learn from each other. The CrossFit community is known to be one of the strongest, comprised of hard working

CrossFit Member Profiles

October 6, 2017
  From the outside world, CrossFit can be intimidating. There are lots movements combining weightlifting, gymnastics, and conditioning and so many athletes posting themselves lifting large amount of weights or spinning around on a pull-up bar. What we see at the CrossFit Games or on social media and what we do at the gym differs in many aspects. In order to clarify  what we do in a CrossFit Gym for any newcomer or someone curious to k

How to Improve Mobility Outside the Gym

September 30, 2017
Mobility and stretching is key to CrossFit, we all know that. We mobilize before workouts and stretch afterwards. At first, we weren't convinced of the benefits but as we practiced daily we felt less stiff the next day especially after a heavy workout. We have noticed that after sitting at our desk at work all day it becomes harder to warm-up our bodies and mobilize. The more we become stronger and increase intensity during CrossFit workouts,

How do you know your CrossFit gym is the best?

September 22, 2017
Whether it is our first CrossFit gym or we are looking to join a new one (because we moved or for other various reasons), we want to join the best gym possible. When there are so many in one city, how do we know we picked the best one and first of all, what should we expect from a CrossFit gym?   Introduction with the head coach  The head coach(es ) manages the space, programmes and most of time welcomes new members. It should

How often should I schedule a CrossFit class?

September 14, 2017
Implementing CrossFit classes into our busy schedule is a personal choice. We all want to become more active but would like to know what is the average time we need to spend at the gym to see results, start feeling healthy or improve our fitness. This number depends on several parameters such as our athletic past, our objectives, if we have a defined goal and how much time we can dedicate per week to CrossFit.   Usual recommendatio

Importance of Core in CrossFit

September 11, 2017
  We mostly hear about quads, shoulders and glutes. The core is eventually associated with the six packs most people wish they had. The good news is we don't have to have apparent abs to have a strong core and also, what a six packs reveal is generally a low body fat percentage. With this information in mind, how can we tell if we have enough core, and most importantly, what is referenced to core when we talk about midline stabilisat

Your Guide to Your First CrossFit Class

September 5, 2017
Whether it is our first intro class or our first official WOD, we feel the need to come prepared. Although there is nothing to be afraid of, CrossFit can be intimidating at first. This is maybe due to the fit athletes showing off their PR's on Instagram or the documentaries about the Games. From the numbers of people who have lost weight, became healthier or have found a true passion, we understand that CrossFit is accessible yet we are apprehens

Eating for CrossFit

August 28, 2017
CrossFit required us to modify our weekly routine. We are now postponing drinks and dinner until after we are done with our daily workouts, similarly, we are leaving dinner or a party early not necessarily because we feel tired but because we have planned to attend the 6am workout. Along with new lifestyle habits, we have to come to implement few stretches here and there while watching TV, or carry a bottle of water to make sure we hydrate pro

How does your CrossFit gym work? 

August 18, 2017
  Global gyms and private studios operate similarly. Members anonymously take classes or workout in the free weights area, take a shower and leave the premises. The staff is usually very friendly, catering to the customer's every need. The equipment is at the disposal of all members, who most of the time will have to programme a workout for themselves or join a class if they wish to be guided in their fitness routine. A CrossFit gym i

CrossFit Accessories: When Do We Need Them?

August 12, 2017
They are worn by different level athletes, our coaches and Games athletes and: weightlifting belts, knee sleeves and wrist wraps. After a couple of months of CrossFit we are starting to lift heavier weights, and in order to improve we may need help from these accessories. Are they essential to our performance, if so when should start using them? Can we still lift a significant amount of weight without using any accessories? LIFTING

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