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I can easily remember spraining my ankle numerous times on the netball court as a teenager. The first thing that was always suggested by any parent, umpire or coach was certainly RICE; Rest, Ice, Compress and Elevate.But, what if we were wrong this whole time?There are certainly many instances in my ...
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This weekend is a long weekend in Victoria, Australia. Instead of going away for three days over the weekend I have chosen to have a "staycation" at home, but decided I wanted to still experience the feeling you get from "unplugging" for three days.More and more than ever before people are becoming ...
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Does the CrossFit open cause you anxiety, angst and leave you hating CrossFit in 5 weeks time?Often the open can be deflating for our ego when we realize our leaderboard ranking and performance is not where we thought we would be.This blog i did for bagsnatch is your definitive guide to keeping your ...
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How stress affects your performance

Are you feeling overwhelmed, tired, moody, forgetful or just performing poorly in your workouts?Chances are your probably STRESSED.Stress isn't always a bad thing, it can actually be beneficial in workouts, the open and competitions to give you that extra burst of energy or focus to push yourself be ...
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It's this same time of the year I notice many clients and friends go through a shift in their thinking.When the calendar clicks over to a new year we often spend time reflecting on the year thats passed, and planning our goals and lives in the future.Many of us suffer constant anxiety around our l ...
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Recently I was interviewed by The Vitality Hackers podcast on all things Crossfit.We chatted through:- What is Crossfit ?- Why Crossfit athletes need to modify the traditional Paleo diet- Why do athletes need to rest ? How often should you rest?- How stress affects cortisol ...
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Working your weaknesses

In our previous blog post we talked about the 10 things you need to do now to prepare for the Crossfit open. Today we are going to dial in on point 6 - killing your weaknesses. We now have around 10 weeks left to try attack our weakness. My suggestion is to pick no more that two weaknesses and wri ...
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There is around 3 months (that's 12 weeks of solid training) left until the 2016 Crossfit open. It's this time of year you really need to sit down and be realistic about your expectations come March 2016. Whether your aim is regionals, top 100, top 1000 or to perform as Rx, you need to sit down n ...
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Last week we spoke about cortisol; the hormone that is secreted from the adrenal glands in response to physical or psychological stress, prolonged exercise, poor sleeping habits and sleep deprivation. Having high levels of cortisol in your body leads to increase fat storage, muscle breakdow ...
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Hormones play a pivotal role in all bodily processes and are essential to the fat loss and muscle gaining process. High levels of Cortisol in your body may be the reason why you are carrying excess fat. So what exactly is a hormone ?They are the chemical messengers that are secreted in one part ...
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