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  • Ultramarathon Training with kettlebells | Jon Shield
    June 8, 2022

    Ultramarathon Training with kettlebells | Jon Shield

    Kettlebells form an essential part of my training as an ultrarunner with a plethora of benefits. Kettlebell workouts can be done quickly compared to other workouts, with minimal space and equipment. They provide a full body workout utilising hundreds of...

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  • Bumper Plate - TLC
    April 3, 2021

    Bumper Plate - TLC

    A solid year of home gym workouts means your kit has probably taken a thrashing. Can you honestly say you have cleaned your bumper plates? Your bumper plates may be carrying a bit of dirt now and moulded rubber has...

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  • Overhead Warm Up
    March 16, 2021

    Overhead Warm Up

    Overhead sessions! Strict press, push press, push jerk, power jerk, split jerk etc. etc. etc. How can you get the most out of your pressing? An effective warm up working on mobility and movement preparation is a great place to...

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  • Hand Care
    March 11, 2021

    Hand Care

    I've seen, and experienced, some pretty terrible hand rips and tears in my time. It's unfortunately all too common, but can be minimized or avoided. With the Open fast approaching, consider preparing your hands in anticipation for the 100+ reps...

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  • Me Myself I and The Crossfit Open 2021
    February 25, 2021

    Me Myself I and The Crossfit Open 2021

    This year will be my 2nd for the Cross-fit open on my personal CrossFit journey of 3 years.My reasons for doing The CrossFit Open?  Firstly it gives me the opportunity to push myself harder and further than I I possibly would/could...

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  • Lockdown Mindset, Motivation and Mindfulness.
    February 24, 2021

    Lockdown Mindset, Motivation and Mindfulness.

    For nearly a year now we have had to all face being confined indoors and dealing with the impact that this has had on an active lifestyle. While Lockdown served its purpose to help our physical health, the toll it...

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  • Overcoming Injuries
    February 24, 2021

    Overcoming Injuries

    No matter the sport or the level of athlete, something that everyone will have in common is injury. Whether you are trying to prevent it or recover from it. It’s an inevitable part of sport and training and an experience...

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  • Masters Training: Prioritizing Health
    February 24, 2021

    Masters Training: Prioritizing Health

    The initial challenge in writing this article is that “everyone is different”. We all have different genetics, different anthropometrics, different priorities and different experiences. Surely a “one size fits all” strategy cannot apply! However, the more I thought about it,...

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  • Tips For Better Sleep
    February 24, 2021

    Tips For Better Sleep

    Good sleep is one of the most important elements of health and wellbeing, alongside athletic performance and improvement. Most of us are very intentional about the way we train and the way we eat, but sleep is a key factor...

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