How to avoid burn out as an athlete and as a coach

How to avoid burn out as an athlete and as a coach

How to avoid burn out as an athlete and as a coach in Todays Episode we discuss "Burn Out" a very real topic in the functional fitness world, weather it's already happened to you or if you feel like it's near, its something to think. The great news is that awareness is the first step to avoiding it and making sure you don't burn the candle stick at both ends too soon. In this episode you can find : strategies on how to plan your training long term how to best look for…continue reading →
Couples that train together stay together

Couples that train together stay together

Every day millions of people all around the world, get up day after day to sore bodies, callused hands and motivated spirits. Out of those millions in the world a lucky few (probably thousands) get to do the same but with someone they love. Training together isn't always easy, especially when you are competitive with each other. Training has traditionally been a solo activity, for the longest amount of time, we have retreated to our basements and gymnasiums alone to pursue personal goals without our partners by our side, but this trend is…continue reading →
Backyards, old tyres and a whole lot of crossfit: A gym owners look back on the early hustle

Backyards, old tyres and a whole lot of crossfit: A gym owners look back on the early hustle

Backyards, old tyres and a whole lot of Crossfit: A gym owners look back on the early hustle. There is a certain smell that Colombian coffee beans have in the early mornings of the hour, i thought to my self i as peaked through the blinds of my kitchen looking on the backyards, where i would see the rain pour over some of the equipment that was barely being covered by the shelter in the backyard. The backyard was small but mighty, i thought. It was the kind of garage that led straight…continue reading →
Understanding Power and Explosiveness: How you do your olympic lifts matter

Understanding Power and Explosiveness: How you do your olympic lifts matter

Understanding Power and Explosiveness: How you do your olympic lifts matter Ever wondered how some people are able to jump so high?,  looked at a weight lifting meet in awe of the loads being lifted overhead or simply just watched somebody run past you in disbelief of their speed during a 100 meter race. Many of these examples are attributed to power development and explosiveness. Both common elements trained in the sport of functional fitness. No good functional fitness program is complete or rarely ever seen without the introduction of some form of weight…continue reading →
Partners that train together, stay together- New Podcast

Partners that train together, stay together- New Podcast

Partners that train together, stay together- New Podcast In today's episode we record back from our home base of Adelaide and we discuss the theme of weather it's good for partners to train together or if its best left outside of the relationship We discuss the following points how it's beneficial for relationships to train together our personal issues in in trying to compete against each other too often how a support system maybe be your best accountability what we've observed at our box over the last 4 years of couple's main reasons…continue reading →
The Similarities between the early crossfit movement and punk

The Similarities between the early crossfit movement and punk

The similarities between the early crossfit movement and the punk wave  I was only 12 or 13 when our generation of kids got first introduced into a semi quasi version of punk, for all you music fanatics, you'll probably cringe as a write the words in a second, but my first version of anything remotely punk was.... wait for it.... It's coming .... I'll give you a hint, it was 2001 and if I was any older i'd be blasting this track through the speaker of a beatdown car, driving down the high…continue reading →
Understanding How Beneficial a Safety Squat Bar Can Be

Understanding How Beneficial a Safety Squat Bar Can Be

Understanding How Beneficial a Safety Squat Bar Can Be You've hurt your shoulders again! As you hold your shoulder with your hands because you've yet again not rested enough between sessions, you decide that back squats are a good substitute for any over head work and so you proceed to setup under the bar, look down towards your nano's make sure you setting up in the best squat stance you can before you decide to start making some squat gains.  But.... your shoulder still hurts and you don't know why, you think to…continue reading →
How to know when you are finally ready to do a wod Rx’d?

How to know when you are finally ready to do a wod Rx’d?

You stand in front of the white board looking at the message the work out is trying to convey, pushing past the noises of barbells slamming behind you and hi 5's in the air from the class that has just finished, you put your concentration towards the task at hand, figuring out what the best way is to approach your work out. Sometimes you have to scale, sometimes you don't, but often you are faced with a dilemma Should i approach this work out as a challenge despite it being above my level?…continue reading →
3 Things I’ve done wrong as a coach over time.

3 Things I’ve done wrong as a coach over time.

3 Mistakes I've made as a coach over time. We can all sit here and talk about the things we do well, but what really matters over time is learning from our mistakes. Learning from them and applying solutions to the obstacles we face. I love being a coach more than anything else in the world actually. I love it more than i love training at times. In fact of course i do, i put other's peoples training in front of my self all the time, there have been countless time's I have had…continue reading →
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