What is Intra-Abdominal Pressure?
Intra-Abdominal pressure (IAP) refers to the pressure within the abdominal cavity. Maintaining sufficient abdominal pressure, whilst breathing at the same time, is important for achieving good stabilisation of the core. At LiftOff, you’ll often hear the coaches using phrases such as “brace your core” and “create tension in your midline”.  We use our core to
What goes into planning young kids classes? 
The planning of kids classes   When people see my board for younger kids classes, they see a bunch of drawings, some magnets, a few lines and a date at the top. They then spend at least 10 minutes deciphering it! However more thought goes into it than just selecting which animals I’m going to
Why is strength training important for children?
Why is strength training important for children? We often hear of the 10 elements of fitness: Cardiovascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility, coordination, balance and accuracy. These 10 elements are required in order to be truly ‘fit’ and being able to express these elements is also essential to optimal health. “I wished I’d know that
What’s the difference between training and testing?
What’s the difference between training and testing? The difference between testing and training in regards to physical expression (strength in this case) is about the outcome of the demand. Cardio/conditioning is a very hot topic for another time! Was the capacity reached, relative to what we know the capacity is? For example a person has
The festive Bulge
Dealing with the festive bulge… Christmas and New Year are a time when we are bombarded with social events and family events that almost always involve, an excess of alcohol and food, much of which isn’t of the best quality! This can be a tricky time if you are working towards any sort of body
Finding Balance
Balance Here at LiftOff CrossFit we promote balance and health alongside improving human performance, fitness and longevity. To do that we must find balance! Life is a constant juggling act to find true balance. Finding balance means that all things are equal and we are emotionally and physically at a point of equilibrium, something that
Body Fat Battle…Part 1
The most regular question I get at work…how can I lose more body fat? How can I get leaner? Why do I not look like **** on Instagram? As a gym owner this is par for the course I guess! So I am going to try and pick apart this highly complex, controversial and deep
How to lift more in the Olympic Lifts…..
Wanna lift more? Here is how…. Everyone wants to add weight to their clean and snatch. Or at least most people do! The best way to do this is actually pretty simple. Get stronger outside of the lifts. Get stronger in your squat, deadlift, pulls from the floor, press and pullups, midline stability, single leg
Digestion – How it can help you?
An easy win in the fat loss/strength/performance gains battle….. One of the easiest, cheapest things you can do to help with your nutrition is proper digestion. Cue everyone stopping reading this because it isn’t a quick fix or isn’t a six week meal plan guaranteed to win you some short term gains 😉 Those of
Sleep and Circadian Rhythms….our bodies natural cycles
*The above info graphic shows the natural rhythm our bodies are designed to go through during a typical 24hr period. I worked earlies, lates and nights for six years and it has most certainly messed up my sleep patterns which I am slowly slowly clawing back to something resembling healthy! At the time I never

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