If you still don’t know what Crossfit is then firstly ‘Where have you been hiding?’ But don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to give you the run-down of what Crossfit is, why it’s so special, how to find a good box (studio) and what you might expect to come across in a WoD (workout of the day).
Don’t be scared by the Crossfit language, heavy weights and super strong women, it’s actually one of the most community led sports out there and you will immediately be accepted into the pack.
So, what is Crossfit?
Crossfit is advertised as the sport of fitness and it’s just that. A strength and conditioning programme of constantly varied, functional movements, worked at to a high intensity. Crossfit seeks to give you a broad fitness making you ready for any physical challenge that may be thrown your way…
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You may remember that in May I was sent a gift from the Northern based Paleo company ‘Rawnola’ and the product was something of a revelation.
Well, since then I’ve learnt a lot more about the company, from how they set up there business to the highs and the lows of running your own company, and let me tell you, it’s inspirational. They developed a company from scratch and within months were catering for some of the UK’s largest Crossfit gyms and athletes, which to me speaks volumes about their product and work ethic.
I caught up with Rawnola boss Paul for 5 minutes and here’s what he had to say.
No, meditation isn’t just the new fad, in fact archeologists found evidence of meditation in wall art dating from around 5,000 to 3,500 BCE. The wall art included drawings of people in similar yoga poses to those we would recognise today. Meditation has been around for centuries, yet your average modern man is only just starting to give it airtime.
So, what do we know about meditation, it’s good for your mind right? Of course we all know that, but what some people might not know is the effects meditation can have on your body too. That’s why every athlete should consider meditation as a part of their regular training programme.
Well Crossfit friends, I don’t know about you but it’s been a looooong achy week for me. The Crossfit Open 2015 was definitely a learning curve and one hell of a battle (both physically and mentally). I went through a roller coaster of emotions over the 5 weeks; from excitement to frustration, from apprehension to joy and all the way back to frustration again – but I’m sure you will agree with me when I say – it was worth it!