Do you have a plan?

The world has been overrun by zombies. They’re in our town, they’re on our street and they’re getting ever closer to YOUR house. You can hear the moans and dragging of feet as they get ever nearer all the things you love and cherish. What do you do? What.Do.You.Do? Do you run? Do you grab a shotgun?  Do you try …

If I only exercised more

You may have heard my story before, actually, it is my dog’s story. It goes a little like this; I took her to the vet, the vet said: “hmm she obviously likes her food” and you can guess what came next. Talk of potential joint problems and a recommendation to perhaps change her food, or at least bring her along …

What would you rather?

On a recent visit to the physio with a shoulder injury, I didn’t get told I should be doing more squats. Imagine that, in order to fix my shoulder, I wasn’t told to turn my knees out, or run more, or to do a kettlebell circuit. Why? because the issue was with my shoulder, not my legs, not my hips, …

Gymnastics Clinics

Are you working on your gymnastics skills? We wish to announce the introduction of some gymnastics clinics at CrossFit Waimakariri. We are excited to be able to offer gymnastics specialty coaching with Conor O’Beirne (CrossFit Level I, CrossFit Gymnastics, CrossFit Weightlifting) who has recently joined us. Saturday 30th September 9am-1030am Double Under Clinic Saturday 14th October 9am-1030am Pull Up Clinic Don’t …

What wolf are you feeding?

Did you watch “Where The Wild Things Are” on Saturday night? Did you get to the end of it and think, “What a lovely, happy-go-lucky, family movie that was?” Yeah, me neither. I couldn’t help but be hugely disappointed in it. The book is wonderful but the movie is a misery-fest full of self-doubt, anger and self-loathing. While watching it …

Our kids and summer sport

The season for summer sport is here and many of us parents will be ferrying our kids to various sporting activities after school, be it kids CrossFit, basketball, mini-ball,  or touch. Pre-workout snacks aren’t just for adults. Sports nutrition for young athletes is equally as important – if not more so. Why? Poor eating habits can lead to nutrient deficiencies, which can …

What would your superpower be?

Mine would be to manipulate metal, like Magneto from x-men. The world is made up of metals so as well as being able to manipulate metal objects he has the power of flight like Superman by repelling the metal in the ground. Most of all though it would make lifting all these damn weights a lot easier. My deadlift; 170kg, …

What’s the one thing you can do today to improve your health?

I’ve been reading a lot lately, in fact, I always read a lot; Articles, research papers, more articles, text books, more articles. But lately, I’ve been reading a lot of books on changing habits. One that has really developed the way I think about things is called “The One Thing.” The premise is simple, ask yourself one question and then …

What does your perfect day look like?

Remember that one day in your life where you said to yourself, that was perfect? I do, in fact, I have a few but the one that always comes back to me most vividly, is the first one. I was in my mid-teens, I was still rebelling against some long forgotten slight or maybe I was just trying to experience …