# fitness

101% Reached of my target for Macmillan Cancer Research

It's been over a week since my colleagues and I completed the Jurassic Hike for Macmillan cancer support. I'm happy to announce that I finished the 26-mile hike and raised a total of £253.44 which is 101% of my target. Together as a team, we all managed to succeed our targets and in total reached 117% of our goal which amounts to £2,045.87.

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75% of target reached for the Macmillan Mighty Hike

For everyone who has donated and shared, I just wanted to say a massive thank you. The event starts next week and it's a gruelling 26-mile hike. We are now 75% towards our target, and I need your help to reach 100%. Please donate if you can, if not then please share this article so others can see.

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Crossfit Open 2019

In 4 to 5 days, we will be finding out what our first workout called 19.1 will be. This will be my third year going into the open, and I'm not nervous. The open workouts are just a way for me to see how I stack against my previous self and those within my box. It is nothing more than a benchmark, and I'm sure it's the same for a lot of people. It's always exciting to see athletes compete on top form and they always seem to make it look so easy. I used to think that I could do it like them, but I've learnt I'll never be as good as they are.

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Roller Coaster of a workout

This morning's Crossfit workout was a roller-coaster.

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Roarfit (Newton Abbot Crossfit) Review

I've been going to Roarfit for over 3 years, and I believe a blog review is long overdue. I started going before it was called Roarfit, it started off as Newton Abbot Crossfit. When I first started, I was nervous because I didn't know anyone. I didn't even know what Crossfit was until I started. It all began because I took my cat to the vets and I saw a bunch of girls and guys flipping tyres.

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A year of Fitbit statistics...

This morning I decided to take a look at my Fitbit stats, and I thought... I wonder what my yearly stats are like. Taking a look, and I am really surprised by these stats. You can see what they are below, and as you can see, I have accomplished a lot.

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Best Hip Stretches to do while at Work

Yesterday, my hips were very tight because of some heavy squats I did on Monday. My hips were very immobile, and today I'll talk you through some hip stretches you can do at work.

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How I manage to get to Crossfit every morning

Some days I wake up at 4:30, others at 5 on weekdays then on Saturday I get up at 7 in the morning. How do I do this you ask?

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3 years at Crossfit

A memory popped up on Facebook today and it's reminded me why I joined Crossfit. I initially joined because I was unhappy with my weight. I got to 16st (~101kg) and I was feeling slightly unhappy with my weight gain. It's not a huge amount of weight compared to other's, but it was my heaviest weight. Also, posture was a biggie for me, I have Anterior Pelvic Tilt (or APT) and I walked with a bounce.

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🏃‍♂️ 23-mile hike for Macmillan Cancer 💨

On the 15th of June, I will be taking part in a 23-mile hike for Macmillan Cancer with a few colleagues from work, and I am super excited to be taking part in this. We will all be training together, but I'm not too worried. I've been doing CrossFit for over 3 years and feel I have it in the bag. 💪

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I went to Total Ninja (Manchester)

My nephew, wife and I went up to Oldham last weekend to visit my mum. While we were up there, my wife decided to book an hour of Total Ninja in Manchester which was booked online.

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I have donated £175 to Macmillan Cancer Research

A few weeks ago, I took part in a Crossfit event called Battle Cancer. This event was in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research, and it was a spectacular event.

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I managed 14 unbroken Double-Unders

I know this isn't a massive achievement, but I have a goal to get to 50 unbroken DUs by the end of the year. The other week, I managed to get 14 unbroken which is the most I have done so far. I'll keep you updated with my progress, but for now you can check the video below and follow me for more Crossfit updates.

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💪 Wodemocracy 💪

I have created a website that I hope can bring a bit more fun and community for all CrossFitters. You can submit a workout of your choice and others can vote on that workout. If yours is the most voted, then it will become the workout of the day, the very next day. If you haven't got a workout, then that's okay, you can vote on other's and encourage them to create more workouts.

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Murph is quite possibly my favourite CrossFit Workout

It's not only to remind us of the great Michael Murphy who served for the US Navy, but it's also to remind us of friends and family who have served for our country (where ever you may be), it's to remind us of all our doctors, nurses, firefighters and police officers. It's also to remind us to be kind and help each other through tough times (e.g. this workout).

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On 27/04/2018 I entered my first CrossFit Competition

I know that date has pretty much long gone, but I want to get into the habit of updating my blog more often with what I'm doing, so thought I would add this while I still can.

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I did a tandem skydive at 15,000ft

Last Saturday, I took a tandem skydive thanks to my lovely wife who bought it for my birthday present. I have to say, I wasn't nervous at all, calm as a cucumber in fact. I always try to never over think any situation and say to myself... It's been done a million times before, they are experts and I'm going to be fine.

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Crossfit Home Workout

This is a bit of a late post and one I had on my mind after completing my home crossfit workout on Monday.

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24 workouts in 24 hours - Help me raise money for The African Maternity Link

I am taking part in what seems like a crazy event, but I am super stoked and will be looking forward to taking part and

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My Protein - Impact Whey Protein Review

I use MyProtein all the time for my protein powders because I feel they can't be beaten on price or on quality. They have a whole range of flavours and I tend to mix and max between chocolate, strawberry and vanilla variants. They have so many flavours to choose from that makes you want to try them all!

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How to motivate yourself to lose weight or become more healthy when working 9-5 in an office

We are now into the new year (Happy New Year everyone) and usually at this time, everyone is looking to either lose weight, or become more healthy or even a combination of the two. As a Web Developer who has been in the field for just shy of 4 years, I think I have found a good way to keep myself motivated to becoming fit and healthy and would like to share it with you in the hopes you too can become more healthy.

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Goodbye Microsoft Band 2, hello Fitbit Surge

6 months ago, I had been given a Microsoft band 2 as a loving birthday present. I thought it was a great device which had so many great features, but unfortunately the wear and tear of the device eventually let it down.

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