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 –
Our gym – Lift Off Crossfit, Bishops Stortford
 Our gym – Lift Off Crossfit, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. Back in January 2014, Tom, James & I decided to open up a Crossfit gym after a few months of meetings and discussions. Tom at the time was working for the London met as a police officer. James was already a part owner at Crossfit Cambridgeshire
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
Post Workout Nutrition Protocols
An often asked question of the coaches is what to eat after training. Here are some basic protocols to follow, these are essential for recovery and therefore performance but will also help with body composition if that is a goal too. Aim to take in a protein and carbohydrate source immediately after training, within 30-60
The dreaded Carbs…..A quick guide.
Why do I need more carbs? Carbohydrates are a macronutrient used by the body to provide glycogen to the cells which fuel our movement and therefore our exercise. They are important if you want to train at any sort of intensity and recover well. If we are carrying out any form of training at anything
A beginners guide to the whiteboard!
Programming Glossary! There is a lot of jargon and a number of phrases that are used a lot in CrossFit that I thought I would explain for you guys so that you have a reference for when you come into the gym and see certain things on the board. CrossFit is very new to some
Bracing for Deadlift
why it matters   The deadlift as we we have mentioned in previous posts is the daddy of big lifts, of the powerlifting movements this should always be the highest loaded, in addition there is no other conventional lift that puts more of a direct loads on the back. To ensure this movement has its
Dealing With Injury
Injuries are a part of life when you are involved in any form of physical exercise. If you take part in sport or exert yourself in physical activity with any sort of regularity then the likelihood is you will pick up an injury at some point. This is something that I have learned the hard
Macronutrients – Protein
The Importance Of Protein This will be the first in a series of articles covering the three macronutrients. We get more questions about diet than we do about anything else at LiftOff and rightly so, nutrition is a minefield! There is so much conflicting and misleading information out there that it can be scary and
Deloading – Why?
Deload Week – Why?  At LiftOff CrossFit we use basic linear periodisation for our main classes. We break our programming into cycles of 8-12 weeks and each cycle will have a slightly different focus too it whilst always maintaining our General Physical Preparedness. Lets look at the last cycle of 12 weeks that I designed.
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