Before I start a series of reviews on handcare & protection for CrossFit & functional fitness I wanted to give you a little bit of an insight into where I'm coming from when I review these kind of products. Hand care and hand protection is a very personal thing so I think you need to … Continue reading My Hand Care Strategy for CrossFit
EDIT: additional Nike Metcon 6 First Impressions hereWhat's up guys, very excited that here in the UK we now have a date for when gyms should be able to reopen, that's July 25. With that in mind, I recognise a lot of people might be getting excited that they're going to finally be able to … Continue reading Nano vs Metcon – All you need to know!
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
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 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
My love for gym kit doesn't stop at trainers; let's talk gym bags.... (with a bonus vlog at the end!) I've tried many different types of bag for going to the gym. Big holdalls that will hold every piece of kit you could possibly never use; that seem to consume the one thing you do … Continue reading Triple Xtension Utility Backpack Review