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Caffeine: Elixir of Life, or Jitter Inducing Foe?!  - by Dr. Sinead Roberts

Caffeine: Elixir of Life, or Jitter Inducing Foe?! - by Dr. Sinead Roberts

Caffeine certainly has a weight of evidence to support its claim to enhance athletic performance. Indeed, it is one of few supplements we can claim with relative confidence as ‘proven’. Carbohydrates, protein, and creatine are others. But even so, this does not mean we should knock it back ad libitum … there are limits to its capacity, as well as potential downsides and doping (yes really!) factors to consider.

The Secret to More Gainz – Rest

The Secret to More Gainz – Rest

If you’re reading this then it’s probably because you love coming in to CHALKBOX and want to optimise your training. This is great! However, the most overlooked principle to getting more results is proper rest and regeneration.

Want to improve your running?

Want to improve your running?

Many of us feel like we don’t fit the stereotype of what a runner looks or acts like.  We belittle ourselves for years of inactivity or worry that we will fail if we try. As a result you don’t like running.

Stop avoiding running and start working on an elementary movement in life. To help you to get going we are organising a trial run on Sunday 28th of April. The run will start and end at the box taking you around the countryside. 

Coach Laura tells her story

Coach Laura tells her story

When I first started CrossFit I had only seen a barbell a handful of times in my life, like a lot of people, I was intimidated by the bars, plates and weight rooms in commercial gyms – so I didn’t go in them.

The True Power of the Aerobic System

The True Power of the Aerobic System

The aerobic system forms the base of the pyramid, without a strong base we cannot support the layers on top. This means that if we have a poorly developed aerobic system then the anaerobic systems will not be able to function optimally.

Warming Chicken Stew (Serves 4)

Warming Chicken Stew (Serves 4)

We all know exercise is, overall, good for health. But to get the benefits we must fuel correctly, which includes fuelling to support the immune system. Exercise puts a stress on the body and if the nutrients we need to support the immune system and exercise are in limited supply, both short term and chronic intense training sessions can result in immuno-compromise and increased inflammation. It is why elite athletes can be more susceptible to infection and illness. Inadequate sleep and stress also play a critical role in suppressing the immune system.


Building Faster Bodies

Building Faster Bodies

If you have been wishing for more conditioning stuff well here it is. We are near the end of Building Stronger Bodies cycle and you will have noticed that the workouts are transitioning into the next phase of Building Fitter Bodies.

Welcome Josh Senior - GB Paraclimbing athlete - to CHALKBOX

Welcome Josh Senior - GB Paraclimbing athlete - to CHALKBOX

As you all know we are passionate about functional fitness and inspiring everyone to develop a love for fitness. The coaching team at CHALKBOX is thrilled to have the opportunity to support Josh in his fitness journey as an adaptive athlete.

Josh welcome to CHALKBOX and we are ready to help you to achieve your fitness goals!!!!

How we can help you recover from injury

How we can help you recover from injury

When CrossFit training is combined with smart coaching it is extremely effective for injury rehabilitation and prevention. It has helped many people with all sorts of injuries. From fractured wrists, disc herniation, shoulder reconstructions, chronic back pain and much more.

 Part 2: Eating and Competing!

Part 2: Eating and Competing!

In the last post we covered things to consider when eating the night before and the morning of a competition. But what about during the competition itself, and recovery afterwards …

From the Couch to the Gym

From the Couch to the Gym

ChalkFit is designed to help people work on their aerobic capacity, lose body fat and feel more energetic.

Built by CHALKBOX Hoodies

Built by CHALKBOX Hoodies

We have partnered up with guys from BuiltUpNorth, CrossFit & Streetwear brand, to create high quality range of garments.

Eating and Competing by Sinead  our in-house nutritionist

Eating and Competing by Sinead our in-house nutritionist

You have your CrossFit training and nutrition down to a fine art. It’s fuelling you to go harder and faster and you have never felt better. You are ready to compete. But the question is, what should you eat on competition day to make sure you perform at the top of your game?!


Mia's CrossFit Open experience

Mia's CrossFit Open experience

I’m still as excited and passionate about it this year and hope that I’ve improved and learnt some lessons in the last 12 months, bring it on!!

We welcome new people at any level!

We welcome new people at any level!

If you are keen to get fitter, lose body fat and feel good from the inside out and you have been unfit for a while the words out of comfort zone might be too daunting…..

RowingWOD™ Seminar Sunday April 28th

RowingWOD™ Seminar Sunday April 28th

We're excited to announce the RowingWOD seminar will be coming to ChalkBox in Kent, UK on Sunday, April 28th. The single day seminar is perfect for anyone that wants to learn more about rowing, the machine and fitness.