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Category Archives: Performance

Start Here: CrossFit Beginner WODs

As we mentioned in our post about being a CrossFit beginner, you can start from scratch or from where you left off with your previous fitness regime. What’s important is to get a few basics straight – this is where are experts come in to show you the moves & the mood!

Improve Your Mobility & Make Your Workout More Effective

Long gone are the days when you would leave mobility exercises out of your fitness routine. Even a few minutes every day can make a huge difference! Mobility is a way to improve your power output, recover faster from injuries and get an overall boost in performance via joint mobilization, stretching and soft tissue work. It’s […]

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 […]

How to Improve Your Grip Strength to Boost Your Deadlift!

Increasing your grip strength is not only a powerful way to improve your deadlift, but it also carries over to many other movements and activities from pull ups and cleans to climbing and BJJ, and is vital to progressing further in your training programs. There’s a variety of exercises and strengthening tips you can use […]

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) […]

The Benefits of Omega 3

old fashioned cod liver oil

Photo credit: FotoGrazio via VisualHunt / CC BY-NC-ND Decades before the science behind Omega 3 was understood, families were taking a spoonful of cod liver oil a day because they knew that it made a real difference to their wellbeing. The importance of these micronutrients is no old wives’ tale, extensive studies have shown that […]

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 […]

Hot or Cold? Find Out Which is Best For Workout Recovery!

A cold bath after a hard workout is the preferred method of recovery among athletes. Despite the less than pleasant thought of being submerged in cold water, many athletes swear by the method. On the other end of the spectrum, you’ll find people who swear that a hot bath is far more effective. It could […]

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