NOBULL SuperFabric Training Shoe Review

I've always like the look of the NOBULL training shoe and whilst for years I've stuck to my Reebok Nanos for training, as I started to diversify my collection (with a few reviews along the way) it's not surprising that I finally gave in and ordered a pair. What gave me the final push to … Continue reading NOBULL SuperFabric Training Shoe Review

WHOOP Strap 3.0 Fitness and Sleep Tracker Review

[Just want to watch a video review? Skip to the bottom of the page!] What's the WHOOP Strap 3.0? I'll keep this bit short as WHOOP has some incredible content on their website, Instagram & via their Podcast describe the intent of the WHOOP Strap and what it can bring to your training & general … Continue reading WHOOP Strap 3.0 Fitness and Sleep Tracker Review

Battle Cancer London – as a volunteer…

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…

Battle Cancer London – Reflecting on 2018…

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…

Chalking Fitness on Supplements

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

Crossfit® Open Workout 20.1

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

2020 CrossFit Open – vlog series

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

CrossFit Games as a National Champ… (coming soon from P.O.D Podcast of the Day)

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)

Training whilst travelling – aka. CrossFit Tourism!

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!

Hero WOD Sunday – PC Andrew Harper

Hero workouts are something special in the Crossfit community. They are traditionally created as a way remembering and honouring men & women who have have died in the line of duty; whether that be armed forces or civil first responders such as Police & Firefighters. Fitness communities also create memorial workouts or WODs to honour … Continue reading Hero WOD Sunday – PC Andrew Harper