Refuel & Rebuild

The post exercise meal is arguably the most important meal of the day. Imagine your body as a finely tuned automobile. During the course of the workout we are constantly putting the pedal to the metal which in turn burns fuel. If our fuel gauge read FULL at the beginning, it now reads EMPTY. We[…]

Knowing The Ropes

We do a lot of jumping rope at CrossFit Leicester. Double Unders are a staple metabolic conditioning movement of CrossFit, and a staple movement of frustrating the crap out of people. Here are a few tips for start to finish bettering your jump rope ability. Sizing:To figure out the right size for the rope to[…]

10 Physical Skills to Develop Your Fitness

There are ten recognised general physical skills. They are cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. You are as fit as you are competent in each of these ten skills. A regimen develops fitness to the extent that it improves each of these ten skills. Cardiovascular/Respiratory Endurance – The ability[…]

Mental Toughness

Round 4 of a 5 round WOD: legs, hurting; heart, pounding; lungs, exploding; fatigue sets in. Every CrossFitter from novice to elite will reach this critical threshold and SHOULD reach it every time we WOD. This marks the turning point where we will either beat the time we have striven for or fizzle out in[…]