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 …

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The Quantified Self: Are We Tracking Ourselves Too Much?

The wearable device trend is taking off, recording everything from how well you sleep to how far you've moved. But can it improve your life? Every morning I get up, put on some clothes (while trying not to wake my wife who will kill me if I do) and walk to the kitchen to get …

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, …