CrossFit WOD 08/21/17
Saved by a downpour, Jason was spared the pain of running 1200m – that’s what happens when you drop into boxes in the North of the country in the middle of summer!
CrossFit WOD 08/14/17
This is a great workout for those of you who might not be CrossFitters as it doesn’t involve a barbell. Something I learnt from the CrossFit Open earlier this year however is never underestimate
CrossFit WOD 07/31/2017
CrossFit WOD 07/24/2017
I have this terrible habit of assuming that workouts without barbells are not going to be so bad. Maybe because I am naturally fearful of the barbell and its unfamiliarity, but often the ones that hurt the worst are the ones like Murph, or 8 rounds of sprints, or pretty much
On Saturday June 3rd, we set the wheels of our Flexible Eating tour in motion. Putting the Subaru to the test with it’s first road trip, we left the house early
CrossFit WOD 07/03/2017
Here’s a firecracker of a metcon to get your heart rate racing ahead of those 4th July fireworks! Programming courtesy of Todd Occhiuto, owner and coach at
Bodyweight exercises are a fundamental addition to anybody’s fitness routine because they are so versatile. They are also functional movement, teaching you how to move your body safely with proper movement mechanics.
People often underestimate how critical a role nutrition plays in fitness. Proper nutrition can increase or diminish the effect of your training efforts. Strategies such as carbohydrate-loading are widely used by endurance athletes (find out more in the Low-Down on Carb-Loading) but a good athlete knows their nutrition plan doesn’t finish the night before their race. Race day nutrition, usually starting with the pre-race breakfast is just as important, as it helps to replenish your liver glycogen stores that have depleted during the night. Liver glycogen keeps your blood-sugar levels steady during exercise and helps stave off fatigue.
If you take part in endurance related activities like cycling, swimming, cross-country skiing or marathon running, you will probably have heard of the term carb-loading (also known as carbo-loading or supercompensation). The more experienced amongst you likely already have your pre-race meals planned out to a tee and longingly anticipate your carb-loading stage as your grueling training program’s climactic reward.
So you’ve signed up for your first Spartan race, you got yourself a training program and you’ve succeeded in staying on top of it. That’s awesome! But what if I told you your training is just one piece of a larger more complex puzzle to achieving success? What else should you be doing to optimize your performance and make sure all your hard work is not in vain? Check out my 5 top tips for your best spartan performance yet.