Christmas Gift Guide

It's that time of year again! If you're looking for the perfect gift to get your training buddy, or your WOD-obsessed friends and family, we've put together this gift guide to help you out.

December 08, 2016 — KITBOX [ ]
Tags: Advice

Easy Ways to Improve Your Snatch

The snatch is one of the most complicated lifts, and it would be hard to do it justice with just one blog post. We see a lot of articles that go through specific drills for the snatch, which are awesome. Although there are no shortcuts, we also think there are some crazy simple changes you can make to benefit your lifts too.

October 21, 2016 — KITBOX [ ]
Tags: Advice

Biggest Nutrition Mistakes to Avoid

Nutrition is one of the key components in any training plan. Get the food right, and you’ll maximise your results from all your hard work in the box. Get it wrong, and your performance will suffer.

Here are some of the biggest nutrition mistakes you should aim to avoid.

October 19, 2016 — KITBOX [ ]
Tags: Advice

The Science Behind Compression Gear

Our latest brand of the month is 2XU, one of the leading compression brands in the world of functional fitness. In our post earlier in the month, we shared some of the key benefits associated with compression clothing - but it’s still something we get asked about a lot by our customers.

October 11, 2016 — KITBOX [ ]
Tags: Advice

A Guide to Box Drop-Ins

Planning a holiday or work trip away, but don't want to miss out on your training fix whilst you're away? 

Ever wondered how to go about training in a box that isn't your own? Kitbox ambassador, Rhian Pearson, has put together this guide to box drop-ins to help you out

October 06, 2016 — KITBOX [ ]
Tags: Advice

Gym Kit Essentials: Our Most Popular Products

Here at Kitbox, we spend a lot of our time sourcing the best products from the UK and beyond. Everything you'll find on our website can help you improve your health and athletic performance in one way or another.

But where should you start? Here's a guide to our most popular products.

September 24, 2016 — KITBOX [ ]

The Most Controversial WODs

controversial WODs

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?

September 14, 2016 — KITBOX [ ]

Easy Ways to Improve Your WOD Times

As humans, we have a tendency to overcomplicate things. When your mind is set on a goal, it’s easy to overlook the simple details. But, the truth is, these simple details matter. A lot.

If you want to improve your WOD times, make sure you have these foundations in place first.

September 07, 2016 — KITBOX [ ]
Tags: Advice

What You Need to Know About Long-Term Stress and Performance

How stressed do you feel right now? Our fast-paced lifestyles come with endless sources of stress. Long hours in the office and relationship problems are two of the biggest culprits, but you can probably think of many more to add to the list. 

Want to know how it affects your performance in the box? Read this.

August 28, 2016 — KITBOX [ ]
Tags: Advice

How to Get Your First Muscle Up

Have you been chasing your first muscle up for a while now? If you've been swinging around on the rings for months, without much progress, this post is for you!

If you feel stuck, you need to get back to basics. Don't try to rush the movement, but break it down into its component parts and go from there. Here are a few tips to get you started.

July 10, 2016 — KITBOX [ ]
Tags: Advice

15 Paleo Diet Mistakes Holding You Back

The Paleo Diet is still the most popular choice within the community today - and with good reason. On the whole, it’s a healthy approach to food. The Paleo Diet prioritises natural foods that keep your healthy and full of energy to keep hitting those WODs.

But there’s another side to the diet too. When taken to the extremes, it can actually hinder your performance in the box - and beyond. Are you making any of these mistakes?

July 06, 2016 — KITBOX [ ]
Tags: Advice

How to Recover from Injury Fast

recover from injury

Getting injured is never ideal. Not only does it seem like you’re taking a huge step back, but it feels like you’re missing out on all the fun in the box too.

Depending on your injury, recovery may take some time. There are plenty of things you can do to speed it up though. Here are eight tips to get you started.

July 02, 2016 — KITBOX [ ]
Tags: Advice