CrossFit no More..

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in Uncategorized |

I pretty much stopped doing CrossFit 2.5 years ago towards the end of Summer 2016, after about 5 years of fairly avid following. I wasnt injured, but drifted out of love, frustrated by the increasing focus on competition and circus tricks at the expense of genuine useful all round fitness. Interestingly enough CF HQ itself has come to this conclusion and is re-branding itself in that direction as I write. Since then, in the absence of decent...

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10 Minute Travel WoDs – Part 1

Posted by on Jan 18, 2014 in Uncategorized |

At the time of writing Im doing the “Whole Life Challenge” with the Hillseeker Crossfit family and friends.  It requires at least ten minutes of workout a day, and I decided to put together some Daily Ten Minute Travel WoDs for those with limited time, experience or the inspiration to put together their own. These WoDs are a bit different from most travel WoDs out on the interweb, 1) They are self contained and include some...

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What is Crossfit?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in Uncategorized |

I often get asked what is Crossfit.  Here’s my potted explanation of the philosophy and jargon.  Well you did ask… Crossfit is a “general physical preparedness” training program that defines fitness as the ability to generate maximum power (speed x weight) over broad time and modal domains (a few seconds to hours, doing (m)any activities)It uses elements of gymnastics (the ability to move oneself in space) , weightlifting...

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Workouts, Paleo and Carbs

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Uncategorized |

We are two weeks into a four week “Paleo Challenge” at Crossfit Horgen. As a few of you know I have been struggling all week with a feeling of low energy at the workouts, my CMAR 13.1 score was down 60reps on Monday’s re-test.  I spent a bit of time researching the possible causes, and am hopefully on my way to a solution that I started trialling yesterday, hopefully with repeatable success, since this morning I PR’d CMAR 13.1 by 10 reps…...

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