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CrossFit

16/02/2018
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Firstaid4sport Ambassador – Reece Mitchell

We are proud to announce that Firstaid4sport will be supporting Reece Mitchell over the coming CrossFit season. Having finished in 3rd place at The CrossFit Games 2017 Teen 14-15 years, we are excited to see where this season leads to. Reece will be using our EAB Tear Light Tape, Kinesiology Tape and Chalk. With CrossFit Open starting on Friday 22nd February and running for 5 weeks with a WOD released every Thursday at midnight, Open to anyone aged 14 or over, the Open whittles down to the top 17 from each... Read More

30/06/2017

CrossFit Jargon Busting

Walking into a CrossFit Box for the first time isn’t the only thing that can be daunting to a newbie, CrossFit seems to come with a whole new language! Most terms in CrossFit are acronyms although to start with they may seem like nonsense. So we’ve decided to put together a list of the most used terms and what they mean. The Basics Box – the gym. WOD – Workout of the Day. Usually posted on the whiteboard in the Box.. Each WOD varies apart from ‘The Girls’ and ‘Hero... Read More

27/06/2017
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Interview With Sam Briggs

Sam Briggs or The Engine as she is nicknamed, is the UK’s answer to CrossFit royalty. Sam is respected amongst the elite athletes of CrossFit and we can understand why. Following her second games in 2011, where she finished 4th she was hit by a devastating knee injury. After surgery and good rehab, Sam returned to the Games in 2013 and with no one expecting her to finish on the podium, Sam silenced the critics and took first place, claiming the title ‘Fittest Woman on Earth’. With Sam never finishing... Read More

23/06/2017

What is CrossFit

CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting and cardio. These are the core movements of life. Intensity is essential for results and is measurable as work divided by time—or power. The more work you do in less time, or the higher the power output, the more intense the effort. By employing a constantly varied approach to training, functional movements and intensity lead to dramatic gains in fitness. CrossFit is... Read More

12/06/2017
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CrossFit – Looking after your Hands

You only have to look on Instagram to understand just how popular CrossFit is getting! Photos of CrossFit diehards proudly displaying their blistered, calloused and torn palms like  badges of honour. But even if you’re can push through the pain of dead-lifts and snatches with a flesh wound, it does not mean that you should, you could be risking nasty infections, deeper tears, and considerable recovery time, and let’s face it, why would you train through it when it can easily be avoided. Don’t let something as avoidable as a... Read More