• Crossfit,  Fitness,  Health,  Tips

    Can You Lower Cholesterol Through Exercise?

    Those of us who enjoy sport tend to see it as a panacea for all ills. A bit overweight? Exercise. Feeling sad? Exercise. Want to set yourself a challenge? Exercise. But what if you have recently done a cholesterol test and your levels are elevated? Is exercise a good solution here? In this article we discuss the research behind cholesterol and sport, looking at how you can lower your levels safely and effectively, and whether exercise can help. What is cholesterol, and why might you need to lower it? Let’s start with the basics. There’s no point trying to lower something if we don’t know what it is! Cholesterol is…

  • Crossfit

    How To Create A CrossFit Gym In Your Home: A Guide For Newbies

    I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of going to the gym. To be honest, it’s not for the reasons you might be thinking! I’m someone that enjoys an active lifestyle. But, there are just many things that put me off going to the gym. For example, equipment that is faulty but still gets used by gym members. Staff that seem to have poor training. And hygiene; some gyms are quite dirty and unhygienic! It’s for those reasons and more that you might want to create a CrossFit gym at home. Check out these pointers to help you get started: Image Credit Find a suitable room in…

  • Crossfit

    Getting Fit With Crossfit: What You Need to Know

    So many people want to get fit these days, but they don’t do anything about it. This is usually because they don’t know where to start! One great way to improve your overall fitness and health is with Crossfit. It incorporates everything into its WODs (workout of the days) to ensure that you make strength gains and keep your cardiovascular system healthy. This guide will tell you what you need to know about getting fit with crossfit: You’ll Build Muscle Crossfit uses a lot of resistance exercises and weights, which means that you’ll build muscle. If you’re a man, you’ll more than likely get bigger providing you’re eating enough, and…

  • Crossfit

    The CrossFit Games

    I didn’t feel as if I could mention one without the other, and seeing as I have uploaded a post about CrossFit, I thought it would be a good idea to post one about the competition side of things – The CrossFit Games What Are The CrossFit Games? In the summer of 2007, The CrossFit Games was first established and it has been held every year since.  The basic premise of the games is that they are a venue to determine who the Fittest of the Earth is and that all participants should be ‘ready for anything’. While there are many different competitions and events out there, none of them…

  • Crossfit

    CrossFit

    CrossFit is something I have got into in a big way recently and I would encourage anyone looking to really challenge themselves in a friendly and unintimidating environment to head to their local CrossFit training session! What Exactly Is CrossFit? It could be that you have heard of CrossFit but were not really sure what it involved.  It is not for the faint hearted, but is very rewarding when you get things right. Essentially it is the core strength and conditioning training program that many different people use from all walks of life from professional and elite athletes to champion martial art competitors, military and tactical operations teams and police…