If you watched any of the CrossFit Games over the weekend, you're probably feeling inspired to push your training to the next level. If you've never competed before, that could be the next logical step - but is something holding you back? Entering your first competition can be daunting, particularly if you don't consider yourself an 'elite' athlete. One of the best things about the UK community is the range of competitions on offer, including some that are all-inclusive, and therefore suitable for all abilities and age ranges.
With regionals over, everyone's starting to look forward to the main event in July - but the CrossFit Games isn't the only event worth your time this summer. Here's our pick of the best competitions the UK has to offer. Whether you're spectating or competing, these events are bound to be awesome:
After an exciting weekend, this year's round of Regionals is over - and what a successful year it turned out to be for the UK and Europe! Not only is it the first time a British male has made it to the CrossFit Games since Jamie Crichton's appearance in 2009, but this time TWO British male individuals will be there!
This weekend, the first ever Meridian Regional is taking place at the Ballerup Arena in Copenhagen . This new region combines Europe and Africa, making the event more competitive than ever before. Plenty of UK athletes are currently making their way to Denmark, ready to fight for the chance to win a spot at the CrossFit Games in July. Here are our top picks for the weekend:
Last weekend saw the return of Sam Briggs to the CrossFit Games' Regionals, following last year's dramatic exit from the competition in Copenhagen. This year, she's moved across to the Atlantic region in the USA. Despite having more spots available than last year's European region, qualifying for the Games is no easy task
When you arrive at the box and check the whiteboard, what's the first thing you do? Do you stand around chatting, or do you take some time to get ready for the WOD? Preparing yourself, both mentally and physically, is essential if you want to improve your performance and make those all important gainz. Here are five questions to ask yourself before any WOD:
With the 2015 CrossFit Games Open done and dusted, it’s time for us all to reflect upon the achievements, challenges and weaknesses. Although our personal experiences will be very different to the next person’s, here are six things we can all take away from this year’s event: