Why do we do CrossFit? Sickness and Wellness
Why do we do CrossFit? Well for a start there are many reasons, but I’m going to touch on what I feel are the most important. Including why YOU should be doing CrossFit. For myself it is to live as long as possible with as much freedom to do exactly what I want and when
CrossFit kipping pull up – What do I need to consider?
The crossFit kipping pull up / butterfly pull up increases the amount of pull-ups we can do in a certain time frame. It is therefore very common in CrossFit and it is a common gymnastics movement that people aim to perform. There should be a couple of considerations when doing this gymnastic movement: What do
Why we should ignore the scales?
Why we should ignore the scales. Aka the naughty step. So let’s start by getting straight to the point. When 99.99% of us decide we want to ‘lose weight’ what we really mean is ‘feel better about the way we look’ which becomes relative to terms like ‘decrease body fat’ and ‘increase muscle.’ The scales
Gymnastics for CrossFit
What is gymnastics? Gymnastics is moving the body. Any type of movement that is expressed without the use of external weight and uses bodyweight only is classed as gymnastics. Whether that be a burpee, air squat or a handstand. How will gymnastics help my CrossFit? The CrossFit pyramid is an excellent reference point as it
Food Prep – How and Why?
  This is a very quick blog post talking about food preparation for those looking to take their nutrition a bit more seriously. If you are this person then you are probably looking to get leaner, put on some muscle, improve how you feel or just be a bit healthier! For the average person however
Pacing and Intensity
A word on Intensity and Pacing I talk about pacing a LOT. This is because generally clients, athletes and members always want to go too hard. It has been made very popular in the fitness industry and our quick fix world to push the high intensity method of training with the idea that it gets
The problem with dieting……
At LiftOff CrossFit we promote taking your nutrition seriously and as coaches we are always willing to have open discussions about our (sometimes differing) views on what to eat! If you want to take it a step further then we are always free to arrange a consult too. One thing we all agree on however
The CrossFit Open – What? Why? When?
The Open – What? Why? When? What is the open? The CrossFit Open is the first stage of qualification for the CrossFit Games. This the ‘World Cup’ of CrossFit, run by CrossFit HQ every year it is the ultimate test of fitness using the definition that Greg Glassman and co. have developed. There are three
Stop putting yourself down!!
As a coach, I often hear people putting themselves down in the gym. It is a fairly regular theme – in relation to all sorts of things but often revolving around body image or physical ability in the box itself. As it is so common I wanted to write a blog post about it –
4 Ways To Know Your Coach Is A Keeper
No Assessment or Teaching of movement In your first session things might be tough, you will have to listen and be challenged to learn new things, you might even be sore after. Your first session should though consist of some type of movement test/screening, this could be in the form of measurable asymmetry tests or

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