After a few days to let the dust settle (and my voice return) I wanted to reflect on my experience as a volunteer at Battle Cancer London... "It was bloody hard work, but so glad I did it!" A summary like that could have easily come from someone competing, but I think it's justified to … Continue reading Battle Cancer London – as a volunteer…
I'm not much of a competitor when it comes to Crossfit; I think I'm more drawn to the variety that the training offers & the like-minded communities that form around Crossfit boxes. After dabbling in a few competitions in 2017, I'd stopped proactively seeking them out - that was until, in early 2018, Battle Cancer … Continue reading Battle Cancer London – Reflecting on 2018…
This blog series is written in collaboration with Helth.uk - a new supplement company based in Oxfordshire, UK, that's seeking to offer clear & clean supplements to athletes across many disciplines. In these blogs I will seek to offer three things: My personal opinion on the use of supplements to support my trainingSome insight into … Continue reading Chalking Fitness on Supplements
The 2020 season of the Crossfit Games has started with the Crossfit Open. Alex, getting involved in the open for the first time, and I watched the workout announcement, talked strategy & the reflected when the suffering was over! https://youtu.be/7GYjm_6soTY Early start on Friday of the 20.1 weekend to watch the announcement https://youtu.be/YrK205M7Un0 20.1 Post-workout … Continue reading Crossfit® Open Workout 20.1
Having registered and pseudo-participated in the blog in previous years, when my friend & training buddy Alex said he was keen to do the Open this year, I saw a prime opportunity for the Chalking Fitness blog! I'm hoping it will keep me accountable throughout the open, but more importantly, keep a positive mindset and … Continue reading 2020 CrossFit Open – vlog series
When Greg Glassman tore up the Crossfit Games rulebook after the 2018 Reebok Crossfit Games there was understandable concern as to what would become of the pinnacle of the sport of Crossfit. The new format was confusing to say the least; with the introduction of independent sanctionals, multiple routes to qualification & a complex process … Continue reading CrossFit Games as a National Champ… (coming soon from P.O.D Podcast of the Day)
Particularly topical, given the recent vacation to NYC & Boston, I thought I'd put pen-to-paper on my thoughts around training / working out whilst on holiday; but more specifically, dropping in at local Crossfit boxes when you're travelling. Regardless of your training routine, I don't think it's unusual to continue to workout whilst on vacation … Continue reading Training whilst travelling – aka. CrossFit Tourism!