13 Lessons I Learnt From the 2014 CrossFit Open.

A while ago I wrote a post about what I love (and don't love) about CrossFit, and I took some serious heat for it. However, despite some of my reservations, I dived into the CrossFit world and recently competed in the 2014 "Open". The Open is a global competition where everyone in the world is invited to compete …

3 Reasons Why I Love (And Don’t Love) CrossFit

Firstly, I have only been doing CrossFit for the past five months, so I certainly don’t pretend to know it all, or even to have a valid opinion. These thoughts are just my own personal observations as a fitness-fanatic, ex-professional gymnast, and a physiotherapist. So here are three things I love (and don’t love) about …

Why CrossFit and Kettlebells Can’t Be Friends (and What That Has To Do with God)

As a physiotherapist and ex-professional gymnast, I'm a huge fan of functional fitness training. Anything that challenges the entire body as a unit and uses natural movements to produce real results. That's why I love Kettlebells, and why I am following the rise of CrossFit with great interest. What I find unfortunate however is the way these …

4 More Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Do Kettlebells

Last year I wrote an article entitled 4 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Do Kettlebells that received a lot of attention. At the time, I had only been swinging the bells for a month or so and was very much a kettlebell-rookie. But ten months later, and a couple thousand "snatches","lunges","get-ups" and "oh-my-goodness-these-are-hard-ups" under my belt, …