What is Integrity, and Why Does It Matter?

Every year, the CrossFit Games Open highlights the importance of integrity - and, sometimes, the lack of it.

The concept of integrity doesn't just apply to elite athletes, though. After each Open workout, you're almost guaranteed to find cryptic social media updates calling out dodgy submissions from across the whole community.

Find out why it matters in this post.

 

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Why You Should Train Outdoors + 9 WODs to Try

Now Spring has arrived, it's time to embrace outdoor WODs again. Training outside is always fun, but the benefits might run a bit deeper than that. For example, reattach has linked outdoor exercise to an increase in energy, when compared to the same exercise indoors.

If you can't get to the box, or just fancy getting your WOD on outdoors this month, here are 10 Outside the Box WODs to try. 

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CrossFit Games Open: 16.5 Strategy and WOD Advice

We were all expecting a repeat to show up at some point - but a repeat of 14.5? Really?! 

At first, we were all pretty horrified about this. But, love it or hate it, you can't deny the fact it's an amazing workout. Put the feeling of impending doom to one side for a minute, and realise this WOD brings us all back to what the Open's all about:

Are you better than you were two years ago?

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How to Improve Your Rowing Technique

Rowing is a fundamental movement within functional fitness circles. Inside the box, the rower is a key piece of equipment - but it's rising in popularity within the wider community, too.

That said, rowing is often misunderstood. If you don't have your technique sorted, it's going to be hard work. If you dread walking into the box and seeing "row" anywhere on the whiteboard - this post is for you...

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Brand of the Month - Virus Performance

This month's brand of the month is Virus Performance.

This range of compression gear is new to the Kitbox website this month. So, to give you a proper introduction to the brand - and find out how they can help improve your WOD performance - we caught up with their UK distributor, Adam. 

Find out what he had to say in this post.

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The Biggest Pull-Up Mistakes to Avoid

Love them or hate them, you can't escape pull-ups. Getting to grips with this movement is essential if you want to improve your WOD times and get stronger. 

Unfortunately, there's also a lot to get wrong! If you need to improve your pull-up tekkers, make sure you're avoiding these mistakes.

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What to Eat During the CrossFit Games Open

The Open is the perfect time to put your hard work throughout the year to the test. To get the best possible results, you need to be on top of your game in all aspects of training - including nutrition.

Today's blog comes from Kitbox ambassador, and nutrition expert Lindsey Benson. Keep reading to find out her top tips for staying on top of your nutrition during the Open.

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How to Prepare for the CrossFit Games Open

In just over a week, we'll be tuning in to find out what Dave Castro's got up his sleeve for 16.1. Excited?

If you're taking part in the Open this year, it's not too late to get some last minute preparation in before the fun begins. Here are our top tips...

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Bad Box Habits You Should Give Up This Lent

Today marks the first day of Lent. That one day of the year, when everyone pledges to give up chocolate, beer or Facebook.

Why not use Lent as an excuse to make some gains on your WOD times instead? We've put together a list of 50 things you should give up to get more from your time in the box. How many can you relate to?

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Food Prep Tips to Save Time in the Kitchen

By now, we all know how important nutrition is to performance. But that doesn't change the fact we're busy people. Balancing work, nutrition, training and any other responsibilities is a BIG challenge. 

The good news is, with a bit of preparation, eating well doesn't have to be hard work. Here are some food prep tips that will save you time in the kitchen...

 

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Everything You Need to Know About Supplements for Fitness

Do supplements confuse you? You're not alone. There's a lot of conflicting information out there. It can be hard to work out what you really need - and what's just pseudoscience.

If you're not sure which supplements you should have in your cupboards? Keep reading - this post is for you!

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How to Boost Your Immune System

Cold and flu season is back, and it sucks! Did you overdo it at Christmas? 

A lack of good nutrition, too much booze and not enough sleep might have left your immune system struggling.

Get your back on track with these tips.

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