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Which Crossfit Athlete are you?

Sep 29, 2021

At every Crossfit box there's always a unique mix of members and plenty of characters amongst the community. You get to work out alongside people with similar goals, values and interests!  But no matter where you go, you'll always find similar types of people at every box. 

Here are the 10 types of Crossfit athletes you're likely see...

1. The newbie

Often standing there looking confused and slightly disturbed after their first workout, the 'newbie' is brand new to CrossFit. Even though they're mainly not the strongest or fastest, they aways bring  a 'can-do' attitude and are keen to learn all the movements. 

2. The warm up dodger

There's always that one person who always coincidentally needs to use the toilet when the warm up begins, and only comes out when it's over. These guys aren’t looking to ease themselves into the workout, they’re ready to get going!!

3. The Whiteboard winner

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Leave your ego at the door...

Aug 27, 2021

The first thing that any Crossfit box should teach you is to master the techniques and movements first (or at least they should be doing anyway). Mastering the movements is the most important thing before upping the intensity level. However, at Crossfit we all want to get better, faster, stronger, we get confident, which is all good because we want to achieve more, but we want to do this without letting our egos lead the way.

 

So how do you know if your ego is taking control of your training sessions? Well here's some things that might happen:

  • You become a bit obsessed with posting higher scores on the leaderboard
  • You're not finishing the WODs within the time-cap because you went too heavy and you probably should have scaled
  • You're checking round to see what weight others are doing and adding more on when you find out
  • You skip reps to get ahead of others
  • You bang out all the reps but your form is looking very questionable

Any of these sound familiar?...

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Why you should get a training partner or workout buddy...

Jul 30, 2021

Is working out alone or with someone else better?

Exercising should be fun and something you should enjoy doing. How awkward does it feel walking into a gym and not having any social interaction with anyone!? Thats not fun is it? 

 

At Crossfit Pendle we think it's better to have a training partner and here's why...

MOTIVATION:

Some days you may not feel like showing up or are thinking of quitting, this is when your workout friend can be a great source of motivation. They can boost your confidence and encourage you to keep going, and you can do the same for them too! You're much more likely to stay committed and motivated with someone there to encourage you.

 

WORKOUTS WILL BE MORE FUN:

Working out alone can be boring, having a friend(s) around you will make exercising much more enjoyable. It will help transform working out into something more desirable – a social gathering! 

HEALTHY COMPETITION:

Working out with your friend can be a...

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Why nutrition is just as important as training...

Jun 30, 2021

We know that regardless of what you eat, you are going to benefit from doing Crossfit training.  However, if you are constantly working really hard in the box to reach certain goals, then you need to think about nutrition too. Like the saying goes, "You can't out-train a bad diet'!

 

In fact, Nutrition is the bottom line when it comes to maintaining a healthy body. Nutritional habits will have a far greater impact on your body composition and physique goals than any other part of fitness. Yet when a combination of exercise and healthy nutrition are put together, this is when a successful change happens.

Did you know that you can change your body composition through diet alone without exercise? However it's the combination of both that gives you a complete healthy package and optimum results.

How do nutrition and exercise work together?

Nutrition and exercise not only complement each other but they need each other. Even if you eat a perfectly...

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The difference between 'Training' and 'Working out'...

May 31, 2021

Did you know there was a difference between 'Working out' and 'Training'?

For a lot of people, exercise and training is basically the same thing. However, in reality, exercise and training are very different...

The actual difference between exercise and training is based on how you approach the activity, not the actual activity itself. Here's what we mean...

 

Working out 

When we work out, we do it to keep ourselves healthy,  in shape and burn calories. Each workout is performed for the purpose of burning calories, getting hot, sweaty, out of breath, stretching etc. Working out or exercising is done purely to accomplish this. If you're just working out, then there's no need to put too much pressure on yourself and if you want to scale the movements then do so!

 

Training 

Training on the other hand is different! When someone says that they are training, it means that are actively trying to improve something or work towards...

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Why Crossfit is for everyone...

Apr 30, 2021

CrossFit can be used to achieve pretty much any goal, from improved health to weight loss or better performance. The Crossfit program works for everyone, from people who are just starting out to  people who have trained for years!

If you’ve seen the CrossFitters on Instagram or competitions on TV, full of men and women with physical perfection, then you might think that their workouts are impossible for you to do. However, the contests on TV are for top competitors and assuming that you aren't looking to become the next top Crossfit games champion, the average person can still be fully capable of Crossfit workouts. 

Here's 5 reasons why Crossfit can be for everyone...

1. The workouts can be scaled to suit you

Scaling modifies the movement to fit your goal. So for example, the experienced members might be trying to improve strength and might be lifting the maximum weight. Whereas if you've only just started, you may just be...

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OUR BIGGEST GIVEAWAY YET!

Apr 01, 2021

As it the month of re-opening and we are super excited to finally open our doors once again, we've been working on something extra special behind the scenes.... 

 

What's the giveaway?

Crossfit Pendle have teamed up with brands... NOBULL, Nike, Rogue and Under Armour to bring you the biggest and best giveaway ever!

We're going to choose 5 lucky people to win an £100 voucher for EACH brand (yes that's £400 per person), PLUS a lifetime FREE membership at Crossfit Pendle!!!

 

How do I enter?

To be in with the chance of winning all of this, all you need to do is...

  1. Share this blog post 
  2. Follow Crossfit Pendle on both Facebook and Instagram
  3. Tag 5 of your friends in the comments  
  4. Tell your 5 friends to share this blog post

This give-away will end at midday TODAY, so don't miss out!!!

Good Luck! 

- Crossfit Pendle 

 

 

 

P.S HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY!

Yes, of course...

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How to prepare for the gyms re-opening

Feb 26, 2021

It's been a while since most of us have been able to throw around some weights in the gym and train at the intensity we would usually. Unless you’ve managed to make a very well equipped gym at home, your fitness levels will have decreased in some way which means you'll need to start slowly when you begin training again!

 

You'll want to start by easing your way into it. If you've done a lot less than you usually would in the gym, then you should probably expect a lot less physically from yourself in the first few weeks back in the gym. You want to start by getting back into a routine and building back those good habits before you start increasing your training intensity. This might mean in the first few weeks, scaling movements or decreasing the weights so you don't cause yourself an injury!

 

 

If you haven't been completing home workouts throughout lockdown, now is the time to start! By completing some of the workouts it's going...

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Benefits of walking and getting in those steps

Jan 30, 2021

We are in the middle of the UK’s 3rd lockdown, and it’s safe to say we’re starting to get a bit fed up! 

Due to the fact that the latest restrictions have again shut down our social lives, many of us have swapped gyms and exercise classes for the great outdoors! Since the beginning of lockdown, there has been a huge surge in the amount of people taking up hiking as a new hobby. In fact, one of the most effective and easiest ways you can keep yourself going physically and mentally, is to go out walking!

Benefits of Walking:

1. It burns calories

Going out for a walk burns calories which in turn, helps towards reaching your fitness goals. Your weight and the distance you walk, are obviously going to determine how many calories you burn. Walking can also strengthen the muscles in your legs too!

2. Improves heart Circulation

Walking can reduce the risk of heart disease. It also gives you the added advantage of bringing up the heart...

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Reflecting On 2020 - What A Year It's Been!

Dec 31, 2020

Well 2020, what was that?! A year like no other and it's no doubt turned our lives upside down. And how did it even get to the end of the year when it was only March 5 minutes ago? 2020 has brought worry, struggle and uncertainty, as well as lots of banana bread and an obsession with a man called 'The Tiger King' (remember that?)... 

Even though 2020 has been such a chaotic year, it is important to pause and reflect on the lessons we have learned, how we have grown and what goals we have reached.

It's difficult to look back at the year without COVID being centre stage. Not just for us, but for the fitness industry as a whole, we've had to pivot and work around our box being shut for most of the year. As a Crossfit gym, we are a community (we know you've heard it all before), we support each other, motivate one another and it's all about the atmosphere our members bring each session. We pride ourselves on being 'stronger together' and COVID...

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