The average means little to a sample of one

    You are not the average.   Average results for a group of people are informative, but they can’t tell you how you’re going to fare on the same program.   Research studies usually present results like “Over a period of 10 weeks, a group of 12...

Find the right space to get fit

A CrossFit gym is a unique kind of facility.   It is not like your typical commercial chain gym. There are no mirrors, no chrome, no towels. There aren’t even any machines except for rowers and stationary bikes. You won’t see pec decks or cable crossovers or leg...

Your mind is lying to you

  Conventional thinking is holding you back.   Some voice inside your brain is preventing you from running 10 second faster, moving 5lb more weight, lasting 200m longer, getting 15 more reps, saving 20 calories, you name it.   The voice is telling you...

A love letter to the Push Press

  Oh, Push Press, how I love thee.   Have you done a Push Press before? Have you ever launched a weight to the sky like your life depended on it? If you have then you would know what an utterly satisfying combination of power, strength and control it is....

Aim for slow and steady weight change

  What if we could tell you where you’re going to be in your weight loss journey a year from now, by just looking at your first 4 weeks?   Would you want to know the answer?   Of course you would. And to be fair, your dietician or nutrition...

Train for the long game

  There are many reasons to train: Lose weight, gain muscle, feel better, look better, compete in an event, get healthy, get better at a sport. The list is endless, we’re just naming a few.    They are all valid reasons but they are also all short term...