We all experience dips in motivation from time to time, but we all differ in our response to the lack of enthusiasm. It's easy to get sucked into a routine of bailing on classes, making excuses and feeling sorry for yourself. However, once you're stuck in this rut, it's difficult to break out. Here are four things you can do to get your motivation back:
When it comes to improving your athletic performance, the time you spend recovering is arguably just as important as the time you spend training. Nutrition plays a huge role. Making the right food choices can help you recover smarter and faster, getting you back under that barbell as soon as possible. What should you be eating? I'm glad you asked! Here are 10 of the best foods for recovery:
To recap, my training goals are not to be number 1 in the world; my aspirations in life are not centred on training, for me it's a tool that I utilise to help me remain confident in who I am and maintain positive momentum in the direction of my goals in life.
Last week, we heard from England's 4th strongest woman about her experiences at the Arnold Strongman World Championships. This week, she's back to tell us what she learned from the experience - how can you apply her lessons to your own training?
Whilst you'll probably be able to find all the mobility tools you'll need in the box, that isn't much use to you when you're at home. Creating your own mobility toolkit isn't expensive, and ensures you always have the equipment you need, when you need it. Here's what you'll need:
Kitbox athlete Joanna Montgomery recently competed at the Arnold Classic World Championships in Ohio. It’s the holy grail of Strongman (and Strongwoman!) competitions worldwide, named after Mr Schwarznagger himself! Today, Joanna shares her first experience of Strongwoman on the world stage:
Do you feel like you've been working towards a freestanding handstand for years, but seem to be getting nowhere fast? The handstand is one of the most coveted skills in the box, but can also be one of the most difficult to master. If you're ready to take your gymnastics skills to the next level, spend some time working on these activities:
Mobility is one of the biggest crazes to hit the world of functional fitness, and it's easy to dismiss the hype as 'just another fad'. An effective mobility routine doesn't take much time, but it can dramatically improve your health and performance. Here are three signs you need to spend more time on your mobility:
The beauty of training at your local box, rather than a conventional gym, is that you'll get to train with many different types of people. Unlike the CrossFit Games, your box will be filled with athletes of varying abilities, commitment levels and personalities. Here are 8 types of people you'll usually find there:
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: