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Are you Overtraining?

You hear it a lot many coaches or people will tell you about the dangers of “Overtraining” With this, people are told overtraining will lead to reduced performance, stalls in progress and in the worst case injuries. The argument is strong for overtraining, but why is it that Jane in the gym can do 2…

Fitness but better… Conditioning.

Fitness but better… Conditioning. Conditioning: to bring (something) into the desired state for use. CROSSFIT IS A CORE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAMME DESIGNED TO ELICIT A BROAD AND GENERAL RESPONSE ACROSS A WIDE RANGE OF PHYSICAL CAPACITIES. THE IDEA IS THAT GENERAL PHYSICAL PREPAREDNESS IS THE ‘BEST FIT’ MODEL FOR TRAINING THE MAJORITY OF THE POPULATION. At CrossFit Basingstoke…

Creating Better Habits

Habits are something we all do and have. Every so often they are worth looking at to see if we can, in any way better them, or even change them in all areas of our life.  Here are a few tips to help you better your training habits at the gym: Remember, all it takes…

What is fitness??

What is fitness and who is fit? In 1997, Outside Magazine crowned triathlete Mark Allen “the fittest man on Earth.” Let us just assume for a moment that this famous six-time winner of the IronMan Triathlon is the fittest of the fit. Then what title do we bestow on the decathlete Simon Poelman, who also…

Crossfit! What is your why?

Everyone has a why…. and here is mine from Coach Jenn I can already feel the eye rolls from the title. If you Google Crossfit success stories you will find so many articles and stories about how Crossfit has changed or saved peoples lives. It’s true it seriously does and this is a little insight…

Are you addicted to exercise?

CrossFit Games star Patrick Vellner—the bronze medalist from last year’s Games—said many high-level CrossFit athletes he knows seem to think more, more, more training is always better.  “It has almost become sort of a pissing contest between a few athletes to see who can do more volume,” Vellner said of many elite exercisers. Truth is, though,…

Warm-up: The why and the how!

Warm-up: The why and the how! When it comes to warming up, people are full of excuses: “I don’t need to warm up.” “I’m already warm.” “Caffeine is all I need. Caffeinate and dominate!” “It doesn’t simulate real life. If someone needs help moving a couch, you don’t ask to warm-up with the lighter couch…”…

Are you pacing yourself properly?

One of the biggest mistakes athletes make—especially inexperienced ones—is mis-pacing their conditioning workouts. They go out too hard and hit a wall. Fly and die. It’s painful for the athlete, and almost as painful for the coach to watch. It occurred to me recently that many athletes don’t even realise how much they mis-pace a…