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Antioxidants to combat oxidative stress!

Antioxidants to combat oxidative stress!

Oxidative damage is a fact of life. It occurs as our body carries out the normal metabolism it needs to survive. This is because metabolism produces so-called ‘free radicals’, which cause oxidative damage and the production of more free radicals … creating a cycle of damage. When you exercise, your metabolism is working harder and so more free radicals are produced. This occurs in both aerobic and anaerobic exercise.

THIS WEEK AT THE GYM 20.05.2019

THIS WEEK AT THE GYM 20.05.2019

A weekly update of what your can expect to come in our 2019 FITTER BODIES Program and the latest box updates.

Sweat Together Week May 20th - 25th

Sweat Together Week May 20th - 25th

Next week we will have a week long of team workouts! There are so many health benefits of working out with a group be it in a team of 2 or with more in a team.

Happy Birthday CHALKBOX! You are now 5 years old.

Happy Birthday CHALKBOX! You are now 5 years old.

April 2014 CHALKBOX was founded in a council gym in Sevenoaks. We have had an awesome journey and are now based in Ightham (Borough Green) in a multi functional space with high quality CrossFit gear.

Training with an injury

Training with an injury

The key to coming back from an injury should not be a passive approach (sit around and hope for it to get better). Although that being said there are definitely moments where passive modalities can help ease symptoms but if we don’t incorporate the active components then we are missing the overall big picture of returning from injury.

Volume vs Intensity:  help I am not progressing in my fitness?!

Volume vs Intensity: help I am not progressing in my fitness?!

We are not your regular walk in gym, boot camp or body transformation program you have tried. We coach CrossFit in our top of the range facility delivering excellence in functional fitness. We offer small group coaching sessions to help each individual to full fill their fitness goals

TEENS Strength Training is back!

TEENS Strength Training is back!

As a parent, if you're questioning whether weight training for your teen is healthy and safe, the answer is simple: Yes, as long as your teen gets appropriate coaching.

Easy Shakshuka (Serves 4)

Easy Shakshuka (Serves 4)

An indulgent tasting brunch (or lunch or dinner!!), that packs a mean protein and vitamin hit!

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.