Post workout Nutrition
  We’ve had a couple of questions recently about post-workout nutrition. But before answering what’s best for you, we need to know who “you” are. Post-workout nutrition very much depends on the goal of the athlete, be it; for strength and performance gains; or for weightloss and health, in the form of minimising inflammation and
Nutritional Basics
  Understanding the value of food is essential to making the correct choices when it comes to a healthy diet or optimal recovery, many people believe they are keeping a healthy diet due to “low fat options” or not eating sweets and chocolates, this does leave the whole of the rest of our diet almost
Sleep and Recovery – Optimising your performance.
  Millions if not billions of pounds every year goes to either the research or purchase of sports supplementation, all with the promise of greater improvements. Except for the stimulant camp,  all supplements promise this improvement essentially though faster/more total RECOVERY.   Whilst some of these supplements are highly useful to fine tune your performance,
LiftOff CrossFit – Programming Insights
  Programming insights: Here is my second article with an insight into the programming I’m doing for you guys and why I’m doing it…..there is method to the madness! Today I will talk about last wednesday’s session: Wednesday 29th October Warm up + Deadlift practice* We do dynamic range of motion stuff to warm up
LiftOff CrossFit – Programming Insights Part 1
    Programming insights: I’m going to start posting small insights into how and why I programme the way I do for the gym. Today I will talk about Monday’s session: Monday 29th September Warm up + Med ball Clean Practice* We do dynamic range of motion stuff to warm up every day here at
Pullups – Kipping or Strict?
      When discussing kipping, its best first to address the various posts, comments and general discussion there are across the Internet on “is kipping a good idea?”. This question has got people heated on both sides, general fitness culture and bodybuilding consider kipping to be a “cheat”, some other fitness professionals and therapists
Foot Positioning in the Squat
The Kelly Starrett hype on movement/mobility has led to large discussions on the foot position during squatting. As a result, much like sports medicine, there are arguments/evidence for and against certain modalities for treatment. Individuality is key here in my opinion and plays a part in most of my clinic reasoning for treatment of injuries/movement
  In CrossFit we aim to increase your general physical preparedness (GPP) across all domains of physical movement. This means that we encourage people to try and be good at everything and become as well rounded as possible. The original idea behind this was that those in the military, emergency and rescue services needed to
  A guide to the language of programming So sometimes you might hear us as coaches throwing some pretty unfamiliar terms at you in reference to the programming, so here is a bit of a breakdown of some of the terms we use! Aerobic Aerobic comes from a Greek word meaning air. It is used
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