6 Reasons to Sign Up for District L

District L is a new team fitness competition coming to the Lake District on the 20th May 2017. Teams of 6 (3 males, 3 females) will compete over 2 days, in a variety of events, with a semi final and final to determine the victor.  

Here are 6 reasons we think you’d be crazy to miss out:

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The Most Controversial WODs

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If you’re familiar with the CrossFit Games, you’ll know the team behind the event rarely shy away from controversy - both good and bad. This year, the event attracted a lot of criticism surrounding the prizes. The 2016 winners each received a gun as part of their prize package.

Often, however, the CrossFit Games - and the sport in general - attracts criticism due to the intense nature of some of the workouts. Here’s a low down on a few of the most controversial WODs.  We share our thoughts at the end - but what do you think?

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How to Prepare Mentally for Competitions

 

With lots of competitions coming up, and many of you competing for the first time, we thought we'd share some of the lessons we've learned about competition mindset over the years.

Whatever level you're competing at, there are always mental battles to overcome. Here's how to deal with them.

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Master the Machine: Rowing WOD at Form Leeds

You've probably heard of Rowing WOD by now. Developed by Olympic rower and doctor, Cameron Nichol, it's the rowing program taking the community by storm. Cam's coaching appeals to CrossFit Games athletes and regular gym-goers alike. Find out why in Stuart Trees' review of Cam's recent seminar at Form Leeds.

 

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Raising the Bar 2016

Raising the Bar is one of the most popular events in the UK. This year's 180 spots sold out within 5 minutes of registration opening. It's not hard to see why. The team behind the event have worked hard to make this a fun and inclusive Masters event - which hasn't lost its community vibe, despite its success.

Today, we're catching up with one of the founders, Jane Holgate, to find out more.

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Regionals 2016: What You Need to Know

This weekend, we're descending on Madrid to watch the best of Team UK compete at this year's Meridian regional. Like last year, the weekend will feature the top 80 individuals (40 men and 40 women) and 30 teams from Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Here's everything you need to know about the first day of competition in the Spanish capital.

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8 Things That Happen at the Box During Summer

Summer's just around the corner and, if last weekend's to go by, it's gonna be a good one! 

Here are 8 things that happen in our box every summer - how many of them happen in yours?

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The Brits are Coming: Regionals 2016

Now the dust has settled after this year's Open, it's time to look ahead to Regionals. As always, the Open workouts were tough and the competition was fierce - so how did the Brits get on?

This year, no less than fifteen British athletes finished the Open in a qualifying position for the next stage. A few more sneaked through as others opted for a team spot, claiming their space at the Meridian Regionals to be held in Madrid later this month.

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What I Learned From My First Competition


KITBOX ambassador Lindsay Benson recently took part in her first individual competition, Battle of Britain. In today's post, she shares her experience - and gives us a run down of what she learned.

From completing my first online qualifiers, and having the first workout with skills I haven't figured out yet (double unders), I was  left in 73rd place. This meant I missed out on qualifying for Battle of Britain. But 5 days before the event I was called... I had a place! Fear struck, but so did the excitement. 

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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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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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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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