CrossFit Games Open: 16.4 Strategy and WOD Advice

16.4 is here - and it's a bit of a beast! A 13 minute AMRAP (or, for many of us, a chipper):

55 deadlifts,
55 wall-ball shots,
55-calorie row,
55 handstand push-ups.

This WOD is about as tactical as it gets. Find out what our top tips are in this post.

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CrossFit Games Open: 16.3 Strategy & Tips

The Crossfit Games Open series rolls on to week three and Mr Castro has finally brought bar muscle ups to the party.  Combined with some feather light snatches, this is a seven minute workout that is going to test your engine and grip in equal measure.

Once again, we've got Kitbox athlete and movement expert Barry back in to give you the lowdown on the best things you can do to prepare for 16.3.

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CrossFit Games Open - 16.1 Warmup, Strategy and Tips

It's that that time of year again: the start of the CrossFit Games Open!

To get you started with 16.1, we've teamed up with one our ambassadors, Barry Mairs. Barry is an Exercise Rehabilitation Specialist, and runs 360 Movement Therapy - so it's safe to say he knows a thing or two about maximising WOD performance!

Get his 16.1 advice in this post.

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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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The Best Fitness Events in 2016 (Part 2)

A couple of weeks ago, we published the first part of our guide to the best fitness competitions in the UK. Today, it's time for part two!

Have a read if you're looking for some event inspiration - we've got all abilities covered.

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Should You Take Part in the CrossFit Games Open?

Registration for the 2016 CrossFit Games Open is now live. It's time to decide whether you'll be taking part.

There seems to be a divide in opinion when it comes to the Open, and the question on everyone's mind is: "is the Open for me?"

Find out what we think in this post.

 

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Why I Train: Athlete Meets Amateur

Why do you train? This is a question we find ourselves asking people a lot. We love to find out what motivates people, and what drives them to push hard in every session.

This month, Kitbox ambassador Lorna Oakley shares her story. Check it out here.

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WIN! A Spot at May's Rainhill Trials.

If you're familiar with the UK's competition scene, you'll know the team at TRAIN know how to put on an event.

Although the Rainhill Trials take place a few times a year, competition for spaces is fierce. If you've missed out on a spot for May's event - we've got one up for grabs. Find out how to enter in this post.

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Meet Our New Ambassadors!

Back in December, we ran a competition to find our next brand ambassadors. We wanted to find people, from within the community, that represented our brand values.

Thank you to everyone who entered. We were overwhelmed by the response, and really enjoyed reading all the entries. It is an amazing community to be part of, and we certainly had our work cut out picking the winners! 

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The Best Fitness Events in 2016 (Part 1)

The competition scene is growing at a crazy rate in the UK, and there's now an event out there for everyone - regardless of ability, strength, or skill.

Do you want to enter a competition this year, but have no idea where to start? We've put together a guide to the best events out there. 

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Become a Kitbox Ambassador!

We've been working on something exciting behind the scenes at Kitbox HQ. For the first time ever, we're giving you the opportunity to become a Kitbox Brand Ambassador!

If you're a fan of the brand, keep reading to find out how you can enter.

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9 Fitness Excuses We're All Tired of Hearing

Reaching your fitness goals requires dedication, motivation and consistency. If you're not making any progress, chances are you're lacking in at least one of those. It's easy to justify this with the same old excuses - we've all been there.
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