5 Yin Yoga poses for better overhead squats

In my opinion there is no other movement where limitations in mobility are more evident than with the overhead squat – Cassie Butler writes for Chin Strapped. Being a yoga teacher dabbling in CrossFit a few times a week, means my flexibility gives me a slight advantage. The two areas of focus are ankle/ calf flexibility…

5 key tips for better rope climbs

Scaling ropes is one of the new trends CrossFit has helped to make ‘cool’, and I couldn’t be happier. More than dangling from a bar pumping your arms to shift your body weight, climbing a rope engages every muscle in your body if you do it right. Though some movements like legless rope climbs are designed to…

I don’t wear earphones in the gym. Here’s why

I decided about a year ago that I’d stop listening to music in the gym to work on my concentration and mental stamina, fully aware of the pain in my lungs. Wondering around the gym over the past week I’ve been paying attention to the number of people wearing earphones, having a little dance to themselves. Which is…

Why I don’t use CrossFit gyms

In a recent post on Chin Strapped, I wrote about the need to instill a love for fitness training in young people. But a new study today into the financial stability of many Britons has exposed the flip side to the CrossFit argument. And a company that charges as much as £200 per month is pricing out those…

Daily WOD – Monday 13th

While hiking yesterday in Tring, Hertforshire, the muscles on the soles of my feet and my Gastrocnemius at the front of my calves were on fire after about three hours, and eight miles. This is pretty normal and I get it a lot while out racking up the miles. But given the demands, low gradient…