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Arm chair gains: The Amazing Benefits of Being Lazy!

A long time ago, I was a lawyer. In that corporate world of high flying Type-A personalities and shoulder pads, my colleagues wore their stress levels like a badge of honour on their pin stripe power suits. Working 14 hour days, skipping lunch to annotate extremely important (and impossibly long) documents and conducting life-or-death conference […]

Does Alcohol Kill Your Gains?

If his autobiography is to be believed, Arnold Schwarzenegger partied (a lot) in his bodybuilding heyday. Beer and wine was most certainly involved. It has even been rumoured that he used to pep up his protein shakes with rum. Arnie is one of the most successful bodybuilders of all time, so perhaps there is some […]

WOD-ing Away From Home: The 5 Best Hotel Room WODs

  Ah, being away from the Box. Like that one kid at school who wasn’t allowed to go on the class trip to the seaside, you’re on the outside looking in, missing out on all the bonding and camaraderie that’s occurring without you. Scrolling through your Facebook feed and seeing your workout buddies hitting new […]

Coffee & Deadlifts: How Caffeine Can Boost Performance in the Gym

Black metal + black coffee + deadlifts; are there three finer things in life? Okay, black metal might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but caffeine, I think we can agree, is one of the most widely used and socially acceptable stimulants in the world. It is used by many athletes (both recreational and professional) […]

Cool kids do CrossFit: 10 Surprising CrossFitting Celebs

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CrossFit has swept the nation like a 90’s yo-yo craze. No longer confined to the garages and industrial back corners of the rebel few, it is officially, 100% mainstream and all the cool kids are doing it. To prove it, we’ve put together this list of famous Crossfitters that might surprise you – it includes […]

Doing Murph on Memorial Day? 5 pre and post-Murph tactics for a speedy recovery

  Up there with the toughest WODs of all time, Murph was introduced as a tribute to Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy who was killed in Afghanistan exposing himself to enemy fire in order to save the lives of his brothers in arms. It’s a WOD that is just as brutal as it ought to be […]

What type of CrossFitter are you? The 5 most brutal CrossFit WODs that reveal your CrossFit super power

Not all WODs are created equal. Some are just more stomach-kickingly brutal than others. Why is it that some WOD announcements give you that pit-of-the-stomach exam dread, yet when you look over at your WOD-buddy they’re all “ah, I quite like the Filthy Fifty”. They like it? Actually like it? Perhaps it’s bravado. Possibly they’re […]

5 Defining Moments of Murph: the Most Brutal CrossFit Hero WOD?

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MURPH is a Cross Fit Hero WOD (workout of the day) created in honor of Navy Lt. Michael P. Murphy. The Lieutenant was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for bravely exposing himself to direct enemy fire while he called for assistance for his team, putting his own life on the line to save that […]

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