What’s to come

2019 looks to be our most exciting year to date. With massive changes coming with the CrossFit Open being held twice this year, this has given us the chance to review the entire layout of our calendar and we are now able to fit in more events, more gatherings and...

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More, more, more

Humans have a built-in “logic” which is hard to shake off. People see results from something and their brain says, more of that same thing must get me more results. The problem with more is the rate of return actually goes down not up. This can become an...

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Back to base (Part 1)

Everyone loves a good analogy, especially the fitness industry.   Everyone loves a good pyramid too, right? Like the uber-cool hipster’s obsession with the triangle. (I know these things because I’m like, one-sixth and a half hipster, usually on a Saturday but I think...

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Dial in to fitness

When I was a kid my dad had this amazing stereo. He kept it in a glass cabinet, it had polished aluminium dials and a bright red needle that slid along the face. I remember spending hours spinning the dial and watching the needle go up and down through the stations....

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Running a business and exercise.

Running a business is hard enough on it’s own, but looking after your health and family at the same time can feel like an impossible task. Something always has to give and it’s usually your own needs and a lot of the time your own health.

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How to get started.

In the 5 years we’ve been around and with the hundreds of clients we’ve brought through the gym we’ve made consistent improvements to the way we welcome everyone in and get them started at CrossFit Waimakariri. We’ve made getting started at CFWM as simple, safe and...

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Win at nutrition.

What do horses and nutrition have in common? A horse that wins a race, can win up to thousand times what the second place horse does. But it doesn’t need to win by a thousand times the distance or be a thousand times quicker. It just needs to win by a nose. The same...

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Top tools for tracking your progress.

As I’ve said before, if you want to get more out of your training, you need to be tracking it. There are plenty of options available, some fancier than others and I’ll go through a few here. Here at CrossFit Waimakariri, we provide you with access to SugarWOD as part...

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Strength is never a weakness.

The other day I was sat at home watching Graham Norton do an interview with Mo Farah, British 5000 and 10000 meter runner. As I was watching there flicked up a montage of Mo’s training. Running, jogging, sprinting all the usual things everyone would expect. Then...

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