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Why Failing Is Good And How You Can Move Forward Afterwards

Why Failing Is Good And How You Can Move Forward Afterwards

Fear of failure can be a barrier to improving any area of our lives: 

It's important to move out of a perfection model, and into participation mode.

We don't have to be the best at everything we do, but by not participating, we have no way of discovering how great we can actually be.

Individualising Your Fitness Program

Individualising Your Fitness Program

Our CrossFit session are highly varied and our programming is structured to help you to progress with your fitness.  As you go along your journey you will be exposed to weaknesses and for a period of time you might want to bias your training to address those weaknesses. Or you might want to hone into a skill or specific movement that is going to make you even more awesome.

CrossFit  Open - Should you register....

CrossFit Open - Should you register....

For me ChalkBox is all about health, thats why I founded Chalkbox almost 5 years ago. Our focus is to make people move better, feel stronger and create the biggest engine ever.

Building Fitter Bodies at CHALKBOX explained

Building Fitter Bodies at CHALKBOX explained

At CHALKBOX we continuously strive towards offering the most complete strength and conditioning program we can for our members. Read here how we help you to progress on your fitness journey!

Your Fitness Program at ChalkBox

Your Fitness Program at ChalkBox

CrossFit will transform the way you think about fitness. It will do this by exposing you to functional movements. Functional movements in the gym are those that replicate movement in real life or sport. For example, nearly every day in life, you bend over and pick something up.

Coach Alan appointed to lead Coaches' Development

Coach Alan appointed to lead Coaches' Development

At CHALKBOX we continuously strive towards offering the most complete strength and conditioning program we can for our members. This includes world-class coaching, goal setting work, and nutrition direction. Of course, this relentless pursuit requires us to have well trained, professional coaches who can not only cover the specifics of movements, coaching methodologies but also be present outside of class to help you with anything related to fitness.

The CrossFit Open by Coach Sarah

The CrossFit Open by Coach Sarah

For those who don't already know, the crossfit open is a five week long competition which is open to every crossfitter from every box around the world. It's all inclusive and age is no barrier, scaled WODs and offered, everyone can enjoy the fun. The whole point of the open and of crossfit as a whole is to play an integral part in a great community challenge.

Does your shoulder hurt?

Does your shoulder hurt?

Does your shoulder pinch while doing push ups or in an overhead press? 

If the answer is yes, it’s more than likely down to your inability to control your shoulder blade. If your shoulder blade shrugs up and forward and you then repeat this for hundreds and thousands of reps (at home, in the gym or at work or driving) then the shoulder may become impinged due to the shoulder being in a constant state of internal rotation.



The CrossFit Open this year

The CrossFit Open this year

As a box we are participating in both Open events but this year we are approaching it a little bit different. We have decided to make The CrossFit Open in October the main event and will use The Open event starting on Feb 21st as a true test of progress we are making in our training cycle Building Fitter Bodies in 2019.

Your Fitness Program at ChalkBox

Your Fitness Program at ChalkBox

CrossFit will transform the way you think about fitness. It will do this by exposing you to functional movements. Functional movements in the gym are those that replicate movement in real life or sport. For example, nearly every day in life, you bend over and pick something up.

ChalkLift - Movement of Quality over Load

ChalkLift - Movement of Quality over Load

Sometimes though we forget to go back to the basics. We all have busy lifes, professionally and socially and we need to fit in all. Our daily life in general is based on survival mode experiences; quick meal between meetings, racing up and down for school runs, most of us are very used to live a life on a fairly high stress level. This means that our bodies react to this way of living. We will be tense, we will be tiered and yes we will be stressed.

Fruit and Vegetables … what is the big deal?!

Fruit and Vegetables … what is the big deal?!

“Eat your fruit and veg” is a phrase you have probably heard repeatedly since you were a kid … from your parents, in school, by your doctor, health advertisements. But why is it so important to eat enough fruit and vegetables?!

Why should you do the ChalkLift sessions?

Why should you do the ChalkLift sessions?

Managing inflammation to enhance recovery between workouts. Developing motor control to increase skills in the gym. Building strength that is critical to progression in fitness and sport.

View your workout and log scores on your phone using SugarWod!

View your workout and log scores on your phone using SugarWod!

Progressing at CrossFit is actually an extremely simple concept. All you need to do is a little bit more than you did the last time. Our programming is set up to give you enough exposure to the same movements that you can practice and improve them, as well as employing some constantly varied conditioning workouts.

A protein and micronutrient powerhouse!!

A protein and micronutrient powerhouse!!

Aromatic Coconut Crispy Cod (Serves 3) by our Nutritionist Sinead

Post Christmas, delicious and satisfying lean fighting fit recipe for you!!

Cod is a fantastic addition to any athlete’s diet. Not only is it a super lean protein source (over 20g protein and less than 1g fat, per 100g), it is also full of micronutrients that are super important for those training hard.