“The human foot is a work of art and a masterpiece of engineering.”
—Leonardo Da Vinci
Guy:These are just one of the questions we ask sports scientist, barefoot specialist and running coachDavid Chamberlain.
I must admit, myself and running are not the most compatible companions. If Forest Gump were a gazelle, I’d be a silverback gorilla! In saying that, running has always been in there or there abouts with my training.
A few years ago after a spell of chronic back pain, one of the things I looked at were the shoes I was wearing, which sparked an introduction with the barefoot minimalist shoe ‘The Vibram Five Fingers’ which you can read my review here. I’ve worn minimalist shoes ever since. Continue reading →
What is CrossFit? I’m still struggling with this question when I get asked. But when I tell people the first thing I do in the morning is check the CrossFit Bare website to see what today’s WOD is, I usually get two responses that go something like this:
Uh? Don’t you think that’s a little obsessive? What’s wrong with you mun!
We are very excited to say we are about to officially release our all natural 180 Superfood protein Bars! Complete natural goodness that comes in a convenient, pop in your pocket protein bar with no hidden ingredients!
So for a bit of fun we thought we’d rally up some prizes together for a giveaway.
What can you win? You get all the goodies listed below:
Skins – Wheat Bags – T-Shirts – Kettlebell Pack – 180 Superfood Bars. I’d like to say there’s a round the world trip for two as well, but Qantas wouldn’t play ball!
Before & after photo of Lynne Knapman. She lost 25kg with the help of CrossFit.
Why CrossFit can be for anyone & everyone
What are progressive exercises
And much more…
What is CrossFit?
It’s a question I honestly struggle with. For me CrossFit is an ‘experience’ and it is near on impossible to sum up in one sentence. When I get asked what do I do for training, I say CrossFit. Nearly every response I get receives a vague look with questions like ‘CrossFit rings a bell but…isn’t it for the fanatical?’. Then others simply have no idea what I’m on about.
My Journey at CrossFit Bare in Sydney
Over the next few months I’ve decided to blog about my CrossFit journey at CrossFit Bare in Bondi-Junction, Sydney. I’m enjoying it that much I wanted to help reveal a side to CrossFit that I feel can be easily overlooked by many.
I’m from a village in Wales. I would walk down my street to the local shop which was 200m away. This could take me up to an hour on times from bumping into people and talking. I would pretty much know everyone, and this is an experience I don’t get as much from living in the big smoke.
I have a lot of experience when it comes to commercial gyms, and whilst there is all the glamour with bells and whistles, I feel a lot of them lack soul. I may have been a member but I never felt like I belonged. Maybe this is just my country ways.
People who know me know that I like to chat, be part of something bigger than myself and embrace others. CrossFit has given me that. That community feeling that I crave and I’m loving it.
I hope I do CrossFit justice and that you enjoy this discovery with me as I start my journey at CrossFit Bare…Warm regards, Guy.
Ps. The picture in the video was taken of Lynne Knapman pre-CrossFit and 25kg over weight (Cassie’s maths teacher) and was taken in June 2010. The picture of Lynne post-CrossFit is her competing in this years Australian Regional CrossFit Games in April 2012. She is an amazing inspiration! Continue reading →
“If you motivate an idiot, they just do stupid things faster… Education is key!” – Unknown
Last week I told my mate he needed to exercise less to improve his health and lose more weight. If you have no idea what I’m on about, read this post first (part 1) before going on. I asked him if he liked the idea of exercising 1 hour a week instead of 1 hour a session. He did…
I’d finally started to make some inroads with his way of thinking. He could see that to gain success with weight loss, it needed to be a byproduct of living a healthy lifestyle. Not living for weight loss and hoping he’d become healthy. A subtle difference but an extremely important one.
I love exercise, I do it most days. I always look for ways at how it can be fun yet challenging, and for me it can be extremely rewarding too. But weight loss is the last thing on my mind, and I wanted to hammer it home for my mate too.
He asked me what/why exercises he should be doing and this is what I said… Continue reading →
Yes, it’s almost that time of year again where bronzed chiseled athletes and bulging biceps covered in spray tan gather for 3 days in Sydney. The Sydney Filex Fitness Expo is coming to town and it boasts to be the largest of it’s kind in the Southern Hemisphere. And we are happy to announce that 180 Nutrition and our all Natural Protein Superfood is going to be there (but probably with a beach tan at best).
We will be alongside the Australian Institute of KettleBells at the Sydney Fitness Expo creating a unique partnership that will be very different to the conventional way of doing things within the fitness industry, creating a much more natural experience.
When is it?
The Filex Fitness Expo is held on Friday 27th April – Sunday 29th April 2012 Note: Friday is for trade & Saturday/Sunday for public.
You get to meet a lot of people when working in a gym environment. Your die-hards for instance who train to excess, rain, hail or shine trying to figure out different ways they can isolate their biceps to get the perfect guns (flexed arms). But most people I find here at the Uni (where I work) are there to shake off those stubborn pounds of extra body fat! They do mention their health sometimes, but it’s a distant 2nd compared to shape and size.
I have noticed over the years that the majority of people don’t physically change regardless of how hard they are working! I always here moans and groans that ‘I’m buggered if can lose weight’, and ‘This exercise malarky is a load of b@$%^*&^s’!
But here’s the secret, they are missing the two magic ingredients to shred fat fast: Continue reading →
The first time I heard the word kettlebell, I had visions of an alarm ringing when the water boiled! It was safe to say I had not quite hit the mark with this initial thought. And if you are unfamiliar to what the kettlebell is, just think of a cannon ball with a handle that gets hurled around a room at great intensity by an individual without letting go of the thing (as that could cause some problems)! Continue reading →