25 to Thrive in 2020!

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Family and Friends!  Greetings! Merry Christmas and a life-filled New Year to you and yours!   I have personally set eyes on EVERY NAME of the 700+ that are accepting…
Habit based coaching

Habit’s Based Coaching

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Why Habit’s Based Coaching? You’ll accomplish goals more quickly (with less effort). You’ll have an easier time maintaining results. You’ll be able to do it within the context of a…

Opening Conference

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Food Habits For Fitness

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Diet is always paired with exercise in every fitness goal. Without the proper nutrients, your body may not be able to keep up with your active lifestyle. This article on the different diets for CrossFitters is sure to help you create a diet plan that will work well with your lifestyle.

Three Great Workouts for Beginners

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The journey itself isn’t the hard part. It’s starting out that holds quite a challenge especially since during this stage, you don’t really know where to start. Check our our article on the Four great WODs for Beginners!

Life is Difficult! Do you agree?

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DEPRESSION, SHAME, FEAR, FAILURE!  We know these all too well. “Seventy years are given to us! Some may even reach eighty. But even the best of the years are filled…
Fit is the New Skinny

Why Fit is the New Skinny

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Gone are the days when super-skinny fashion models had the most idolized figures. Now, it is all about fitspiration and having a body which is healthy and capable of taking…

Love Yourself Through Your Workouts

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There’s more to exercise than meets the eye. Sure, an active lifestyle keeps your heart healthy and joints functioning but did you know that it also gives your brain a…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Burgener Warm Up

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The Snatch and the Clean and Jerk are the two movements contested in the sport of weightlifting (also known as Olympic weightlifting or even Oly by CrossFitters). A while back…

CrossFit Basic Movements

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Have found and included alll the individual videos for these, so don’t need to do this video, although could include it as a ‘Review the most often used movements’ week

All 9 foundational movements

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CrossFit has defined 9 Foundational Movements, which provide a greatly rounded starting point for anybody starting out with CrossFit. These are niely combined in this video, which covers: Air Squat…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbbell Swing

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CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher demonstrates the dumbbell swing, a movement that isn’t seen very much as it is not as favoured as the kettlebell swing. The Dumbell doesn’t…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbbell Hang Snatch

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CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the Dumbbell Hang Snatch, just like the Dumbell Snatch we looked at last week, except that the movement starts with the Dumbells in…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbbell Snatch

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Much like the barbell Snatch, the Dumbell Snatch, as demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart, requires driving the hips through to move the Dumbell upwards. As you…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbbell Hang Clean

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CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the Dumbbell Hang Clean, just like the Dumbell Clean we looked at last week, except that the movement starts with the Dumbells in…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbbell Clean

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CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the the Dumbbell Clean. Like the barbell Clean, the weights are lifted from the floor, the hips are fully extended to create some…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbbell Split Jerk

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Moving on from the Dumbell Push Jerk, CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the Dumbbell Split Jerk, which builds on our Dumbell Push Jerk by dropping into a lunge…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbell Thruster

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CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the Dumbbell Thruster, which is really just a combination of the Dumbell Front Rack Squat and the Dumbell Push Press. Initially squatting, with…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbell Push Press

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Following on from the Dumbell Overhead Press last week, today CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the Dumbbell Push Press, where we dip and drive from the heels in…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbell Press

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CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the Dumbbell Press. Using dumbells for any overhead movement creates an element of instability and forces each arm to work independently. With the…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Kettlebell Snatch

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The Kettlebell Snatch, as demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart, is a great single arm exercise for developing all the similar strength and movement technique as the…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Muscle Snatch

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CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the Snatch Balance, which is a great exercise for developing speed, timing and precision dropping under the bar and strength in the catch…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Snatch Balance

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CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the Snatch Balance, which is a great exercise for developing speed, timing and precision dropping under the bar and strength in the catch…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Hang Power Snatch

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This week CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher demonstrates the Hang Power Snatch for us. By this stage you may be getting a little confused as the length of the…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Power Snatch

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The Power Snatch, as demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher, is simply a Snatch where you don’t have to hit full depth on the Squat. In weightlifting,…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Hang Snatch

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While the Snatch is executed from the ground, the Hang Snatch, demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart, is a variation of the movement which is started from…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Snatch

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The Snatch, demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher, is the first of the two lifts contested in the sport of weightlifting. The athlete lifts the barbell from…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Handstand Walk

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Everybody wants to handstand walk! CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher does a great and balanced demonstration for us here. Like most gymnastics movement, the handstand walk needs a lot…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Wall Walk

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We take a break from Olympic Weightlifting for a few weeks as we look again at some Gymnastics or Bodyweight skills. The Wall Walk is challenging and fun way to…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Split Jerk

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As the two Olympic Lifts require the barbell to move from the floor to an overhead position, we will need to add something to the Clean to get the barbell…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Push Jerk

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The Push Jerk, demonstrated here by Julie Foucher, CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff member, is similar to the Push Press in that we have the same set-up, we dip and…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Muscle Clean

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CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher demonstrates the Muscle Clean for us this week. With the Muscle Clean, the legs do not bend after the hips extend. This means you…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Hang Power Clean

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This week CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher demonstrates the Hang Power Clean for us. By this stage you may be getting a little confused with all the different names…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Power Clean

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The Power Clean, as demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher, is simply a Clean where you don’t have to hit full depth on the Squat part of…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Hang Clean

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While the Clean is executed from the ground, the Hang Clean, demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart, is a variation of the movement, which is started from…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Clean

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CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the clean, which is the first of a two part Olympic Lift, the Clean and Jerk. When done correctly, this is a highly…

MOVEMENT TIP: Medicine Ball Clean

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CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher demonstrates the medicine-ball clean, which is one of CrossFit’s 9 Foundational Movements. This is a great little exercise, along with the Kettlebell Swing, to…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Skin the Cat

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This week, CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the skin the cat for us. Skin the Cat is typically a more advanced gymnastics movement. Although it can be quite…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Strict Muscle-Up

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The Strict Muscle-Up is an impressive skill by anyone’s standards – take a look at this video of CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher, demonstrating the strict muscle-up. Not only…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Butterfly Pull-Up

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Like the kipping pull-up, the Butterfly Pull-Up, demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart, uses momentum to lift yourself over the bar. The difference with the Butterfly Pull-up…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Kipping Pull-Up

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Today, CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the kipping pull-up. The kipping pull-up differs from the strict Pull-up in that it uses momentum to propel the chin over the…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Kipping Toes to Bar

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The Toes to Bar, demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart is very often the first kipping movement you come across in CrossFit. Kipping is really just the…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Pull-up

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A fundamental movement and one on the wish list of many, the pull-up, often known in CrossFit as the ‘strict’ pullup to distinguish it from the kipping pullup. The strict…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Ring Row

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We are back to gymnastics for our next series of Movement Tips and over the next few weeks we will be looking at pull-ups and variations on the pull-up. The…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Pistol

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The Pistol Squat, as demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart, is a one legged squat that, like the Overhead Squat, requires a high degree of mobility, that…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Turkish Get-Up

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CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the Turkish get-up. The Turkish Get-up is a fantastic exercise, that you could do with practically any heavy object, although kettlebells and dumbells…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Overhead Lunge

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CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the Overhead Lunge here, which is a more challenging version of the back and front rack lunges we looked at previously. The instability…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Back Rack Lunge

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CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the back rack lunge here, which is pretty much, as you’ve no doubt guessed by now, just another lunge, but this time the…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Walking Lunge

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Over the next four weeks we are going to look at different variations on single leg movements starting with variations on the lunge. Single leg movements can be particularly unforgiving…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Rope Climb (Legless)

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This week CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the legless rope climb, which most definitely does require more upper body strength than the leg focused rope climb techniques we…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Rope Climb (Basket)

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In today’s video, CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the basket rope climb. This is similar to the wrapping technique we looked at last week, in that the feet…

MOVEMENT TIP: The L-Sit

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CrossFit Seminar Staff members Julie Foucher and James Hobart demonstrate the L-sit, which is a challenging core and hip flexor exercise. It can be performed on bars or rings –…

MOVEMENT TIP: The V Up

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CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher demonstrates the V-up, a great abdominal strengthener, primarily targetting the rectus abdominis or the ‘six pack’ muscle. It’s not an exercise for beginners, or…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Hollow Rock

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The Hollow position and Hollow Rock are staples for all gymnastics work and gymnasts spend literally hours drilling variations on this movement. To maximise the benefits to your core strength,…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Abmat Situp

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The ABMAT situp, demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher is a great little core exercise. As with most core exercises, where the back muscles typically have to…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Bench Press

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A staple powerlifting movement, the Bench Press, demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart, is a great at developing chest strength. However CrossFit tends to favour overhead rather…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Ring Dip

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Following on from last week’s dips on the bar, this week we look at the Ring Dip, demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart. The Ring Dip is…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Bar Dip

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Following on from our bodyweight pushing movement theme, CrossFit Seminar staff member, James Hobart, demonstrates the Bar Dip. The bar dip is a great way to strengthen shoulders, chest and…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Ring Push-Up

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CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the ring push-up. Like a normal puishup, the ring push up works to strengthen the chest, shoulder and tricep muscles, but the instability…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Pushup

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You’ve most likely done a Push-up at some point in your life before starting CrossFit, but you might not have done the full range of motion Pushup we use in…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Box Jump

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The Box Jump is a great movement for developing explosive power and jumping ability. It literally does what is says on the.. well… box. From a standing position on the…

MOVEMENT TIP: Rowing

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As much as rowing looks like an arm exercise, most of your power for each stroke actually comes from the leg drive. It is also important to remember that it…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Kettlebell Swing

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The Kettlebell Swing is a firm favourite with many people, not just because it’s fun and it feels good, but because of it’s all over strength building qualiities, particularly for…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Good Morning

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CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher demonstrates another hinge movement, the Good Morning. The Good Morning is an excellent exercise to strengthen the back, the glutes and the hamstrings. With…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Sumo Deadlift

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The Deadlift is another big fundamental movement and differs from the squat in that is it a hinge movement. This means that instead of moving the hips mostly downwards, we…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Deadlift

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The Deadlift is another big fundamental movement and differs from the squat in that is it a hinge movement. This means that instead of moving the hips mostly downwards, we…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Thruster

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The Thruster is sort of a barbell version of the Wall Ball that we looked at last week (but please don’t let go of your Barbell to send it flying…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Wall Ball

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The Wall Ball is a great little movement that you will encounter fairly early in your Crossit journey. It looks simple enough, a bit of a cross between the Squat…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Push Press

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The Push Press, which CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher demonstrates for us in this video, is very similar to the Shoulder Press, except now we use the hips to…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Shoulder Press

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Also known as the Strict Press or Overhead Press, and demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher, the Shoulder Press is the starting point of all our overhead…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Double-Under

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Once you’ve perfected all the performance points of the single under, you’re ready to try your hand at the infamous Double-Under, demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher.…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Single-Under

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The Single-Under is really just a single skip. If it has been some time since you picked up a skipping rope, then working on getting a good relaxed rythm going…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Burpee

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The infamous Burpee, as demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart, is often the movement we all love to hate the most. And that is no surprise considering…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Overhead Squat

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The Overhead Squat, demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart, is the most unforgiving of all the squat movements, so it not for everybody when they first start…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Back Squat

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Last week we looked at the Front Squat, this week CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart shows us the Back Squat. This differs from the Front Squat in that the…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Front Squat

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Once we’ve nailed the perfect Air Squat, we can start to add some weight. This can be done with a kettlebell in the form of a Goblet Squat, or a…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Air Squat

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We start our movement series with that most fundamental and ubiquitous of CrossFit movements, the humble air squat, demonstrated here by CrossFit HQ seminar staff member, James Hobart. This is…

How to aid muscle soreness

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Taking care of your body is an important part of fitness (go figure!). Here’s how to ease the pain of tired muscles.Why do we get sore?  Soreness occurs when our…

10 Noble Clay Terms You Need To Know

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What’s an AMRAP? Here’s your guide to the language of Noble CLay.When you start your first week of programming, you might open the TrueCoach app, look at your first day…

How CrossFit can change your life

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Christine was over 200 pounds overweight and unhappy. Find out what happened next. For 34 year old Christine Perera, being overweight was something she did not believe she could change.…
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