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

Triple Xtension Utility Backpack Review

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

Nike Metcon 5 (Mat Fraser Edition) Review…

The Reebok Nano 9.0 Review was well received so I thought, in the interest of fairness, I should review the Metcon 5 as well. Don't worry, I had them already & so didn't buy them especially! As I said in my previous review, I've been a long-time fan of Nanos when it comes to training, … Continue reading Nike Metcon 5 (Mat Fraser Edition) Review…

Why Chalking Fitness?

I guess I’d call myself a Crossfitter, I first walked into a Crossfit box back in January 2014, and immediately was hooked. That said five years on, I'm still trying to work out (and workout!) what it is I'm actually hooked on! I’m a big fan of the competitive CrossFit scene but not a big … Continue reading Why Chalking Fitness?

British Functional Fitness Championships, 2019

On the 16-18th August, the Fitness Racing Federation UK (FRF(UK)) hosted the second annual British Functional Fitness Championships at the Sports Training Village, University of Bath. The venue, which also hosts Strength in Depth Origins later this year, saw athletes travel from around the UK and Ireland to battle it out for the top spot … Continue reading British Functional Fitness Championships, 2019

Reebok Nano 9.0 Trainer Review..

My go-to shoe for training has always been a Nano and anyone that knows me knows a new pair is usually not far off the horizon! When rumour of the Nano 9.0 first started circulating, I was pretty indifferent. I don't know if it was the perceived passive approach that seemed to be taken this … Continue reading Reebok Nano 9.0 Trainer Review..