Drink Up

Water plays many important roles in the body: It is needed for all metabolism processes It keeps cells alive by acting as a transporter for nutrients It regulates body temperature It removes waste products, in particular, the byproducts of fat breakdown It acts as a lubricant for your joints, brain and spinal cord   What are some tips to drink …

The secret to ridding yourself of laziness forever.

“You are so lazy, you don’t do the dishes.” “Stop being so lazy and go for a walk.” “My daughter is so lazy she never tidies her room up.” We all hear these things, we are probably all guilty of saying them, I know I am, and not just to other people, to myself as well. I didn’t train today so …

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The Deadlift

Pick something up, put it down, simple right? Well simple yes, easy, no! The problem with the deadlift is that most people don’t have a very good awareness of their body position and without direct visual or physical feedback they won’t be able to get into a good enough position in order to protect their backs. Another issue is that …

Our promise to you

You are at the centre of what we do. Your experience here is really important to us. So in order to keep things simple for you, we ask that you agree to these simple terms and conditions of service: At CrossFit Waimakariri, we promise to: Always be on time for our appointment with you. Be prepared with a training plan for …

Building foundations

By now you will have learned some of the foundational movements that we use in CrossFit, squats, presses and deadlifts. If not go back and read some more here. You will also have learned a little about nutrition. But these aren’t the only foundations we that we need to practice regularly and they aren’t just foundational to exercise, but for …

Nutrition 101: 3 things you need to know

1) Focus on balance You need all macronutrients in your diet Protein: chicken, fish, turkey, sirloin, pork tenderloin, shrimp, eggs Carbohydrates: veggies, sweet potato, brown rice, quinoa, fruit Fat: Nuts, seeds, oils, medium and high-fat dairy. 2) Focus on the plate method ½ Plate: Nonstarchy veggies (broccoli, carrots, green beans, asparagus, cauliflower, salad) ¼ Plate: Lean Meat (chicken, fish, turkey) …

Frequently Asked Questions

DO YOU HAVE TO BE FIT TO DO CROSSFIT? Absolutely not, anyone can start CrossFit. “The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind” – Greg Glassman. CrossFit is designed to go be infinitely scalable, so no matter you’re stating fitness level we can accommodate. DO I NEED A CONTRACT? Nope. We don’t really like contracts.We …

The 9 Foundation Movements

The athlete can approach the nine foundational movements of CrossFit as three levels. The movements all build upon each other, getting more complex as they progress from Level 1 to Level 3. It is very important to master these movements with good technique and practice them often! All new members must understand the nine foundational movements. Squat and Squatting movements …

Spam with a side of bacon.

Only 35% of our recipients are reading the emails we send, that number is even less for Facebook and information on the website. Now, we know that not everyone digests information in the same way or at the same time, which is why when we have something to tell you we send it out in various places, the website, Facebook …