This year’s spring Rainhill Trials are fast approaching, with many of you looking forward to your first ever competition. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when preparing for a competition, especially if you’ve never done it before, so we put together a few tips to get you started
The CrossFit Games masters' qualifiers took place last month, leaving the rest of us in awe at the incredible skills, strength and fitness on display. We caught up with Darren Freeman, co-owner and head coach at Train Manchester, to find out all about his journey to the masters. Here's what he had to say:
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:
Our friends at 2XU recently launched their #HeartNotHype campaign to celebrate our body's engine, the heart. The heart drives all aspects of performance, from aerobic capacity to recovery. It's our lifeline, but we rarely take time to sit back and appreciate its importance.
The sun has finally made an appearance, and the temperature's gradually sneaking up, so it's time to make the most of spring and get outside! The weather at this time of year can be frustrating, especially if you work during the day. Maximise your time in the sunshine by substituting your time in the gym for an outdoor training session. Here are a few ideas to get you started: