Disclaimer: I’m no nutritionist so if you’re seeking bespoke advice on your diet or goals, seek out a professional. Furthermore, my diet is currently far from perfect so I might not be best placed to judge the nutritional or physiological benefits of any supplements; but I’ve got tastebuds & desire to better myself, so there’s … Continue reading Kratos Nutrition Fuel RX’D & Recovery RX’D Review
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: check out my first impressions review of the Reebok Nano X1EDIT: 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 … 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