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How To Crush Your Fitness Goals?!

Sep 30, 2018

All too often we have a thing we want to get done, yet it never seems to happen.

Why is it that these all-important tasks seem to be put off? We’ll take a look at one simple method today that is successfully applied all around the world.

Work smarter…

You may have heard of SMART goals before – they’re pretty popular.
This is a way of ensuring a goal is likely to be achieved before you even start working towards it.

Specific – The goal needs to be detailed, enough for you to fully understand what you need to do. The most common goals are weight-loss orientated, so in those cases, the specificity needs to focus on this. If it’s a productivity goal – mention this.

Measurable – You won’t know success unless you can show it. The easiest example is weight loss, you’ll note what you weight now, and what your goal weight is. Simple and measurable. If you want to get stronger, you could record the weight of a max lift and set your...

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How To Never Diet Again

Sep 03, 2018

“Diets starts on Monday…”

We’ve all said it, and we’ve all put it off.
 
Have you been a yo-yo dieter? From one extreme to the other?
 
What if I told you there’s an easy way to never diet again? Let’s take a look at how this is possible.

A diet for life

All too often, we race out of the gates. There’s a holiday/wedding/night out planned and we want to look our best.
 
Three weeks to drop 10lbs. Sound familiar?
 
This is because we see an immediate goal, and decide to take action. Long term goals can seem off putting and unrealistic to most of us, and that short sharp diet seems like an easy option.
 
Two days later, you’re tired. Energy levels are low and you’ve had a bad day at work.
 
What do we do? We reach for the wine…and desert... and a snack.

Start small

I know, you want to see fast results, but would you rather enjoy eating day to day and still look...
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6 Natural Ways To Reduce Stress - Not Just With Exercise

Aug 30, 2018

Stress is an everyday part of life, but you can reduce it.

When we talk about stress it’s usually as in “I’ve had an awful day. I’m so stressed!” – But what is stress and why does it happen?
 
Stress has been with us for a long time, like forever long. It’s one of the things that kept humans alive and allowed us to evolve into who we are today.
 
Back then, stress was key to survival. If your prehistoric ancestors got stress it was usually down to a threat, like a giant cat eyeing you up for a snack.
 
When facing this attack we get the “flight or fight” response. adrenaline, cortisol and nor-epinephrine gets released. Diverting blood to key muscles, and shutting down "unnecessary" functions such as digestion.

Stress to survive

Heightened senses... heart beating faster...
Ready to either fight or run, this was essential then and now – such as in an emergency. But what about when modern day...
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Setting An Example For Younger Generations

Aug 22, 2018

When we talk about CrossFit, and particularly CrossFit Pendle, as being family-friendly we aren’t just referring to the family charity days or competitions that we hold throughout the year where kids are welcome. We are talking about the gym being a place that encourages our members’ children, grandchildren and younger siblings to come along.

If you speak to any of our members in their late 20s and upwards, the majority will tell you that they are gutted that they didn’t get into CrossFit sooner…and that’s not necessarily their fault, CrossFit is still pretty new in Britain. It’s only really been over the last five years that it has been getting more recognition and we have seen more CrossFit gyms pop up in different locations.

But there’s still that sense of regret that they wish they had something similar available to them when they were growing up – something fun, that tested them and will ultimately got them growing up...

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Top Tips For The CrossFit Beginner...

Jul 31, 2018

Whilst we don’t want to teach our new members to “suck eggs” – as the saying goes – the vast range of different movements and exercises involved in CrossFit means that some tips from the community are great to help new members settle in a bit more easily and crack on with working out and getting fitter.

To help us out, we asked some of our members what advice they would give to a new member of CrossFit Pendle. And, to make things a little bit more interesting, the members in question are all from the same family…introducing the Gill siblings... pictured here in their first CrossFit competition together! When they first started the girls especially didn't want to lift weights for fear of getting bulky - just look at them now!!

 

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Name: Victoria Gill (the big sister)

Age: 26

Joined CrossFit Pendle: June 2015

Top tip 1:

Attend the gymnastic classes – they are a massive help if...

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No SORRY, I’m Not Fit Enough For CrossFit Pendle!

Jun 18, 2018
 

PICTURE THE SCENE: You meet up with a friend that you haven’t seen in a while. They are looking great, you compliment them and casually ask them what it is they have been doing to get into such good shape.

Friend: “I’ve joined a new gym. You should come down with me, they run FREE Taster Sessions for beginners.”

You: “Yeh, sounds good. Which one is it?”

Friend: “CrossFit…”

You: “Whoah, no I’m no way near fit enough. Maybe in a few months when I have gotten a bit more active.”

Getting fit before you join a gym? It’s like tidying up before the cleaner arrives. It makes no sense at all.

There are generally three types of people who join us at CrossFit Pendle:

1 >> Those who come from an already athletic background – weightlifting, gymnastics, circuit training etc. These people tend to already be able to do most movements to a pretty high standard but benefit greatly from the advice and guidance...

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