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
Have you ever considered aligning your training, nutrition and lifestyle with your menstrual cycle? 
Have you ever considered aligning your training, nutrition and lifestyle with your menstrual cycle?  With our LiftOff lady legends in mind, this article gives some insight into the benefits of cycle syncing your weekly training sessions.  It also sheds light on how your energy levels fluctuate during each phase of your monthly flow and how
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
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
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
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

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