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Get the Elite Fitness Manual here!

» by June 30th, 2009 at 11:41 pm » Comments (2)

Olympic lifts, kettlebells, gymnastic rings….these are a few of our favourite things…. Ever wished that there was a single instruction manual containing all of this cool stuff? Well, now there is! Andrew Stemler, creator of the popular i-Course – a full day of learning all the key Crossfit skills – has produced a manual to […]

Review: Crossfit London i-Course

» by November 3rd, 2008 at 10:43 pm » Comments (16)

On Sunday I attended the Crossfit London i-course in east London, a full day event aiming to teach participants all the essential Crossfit skills, from olympic lifts to rings to kettlebells to bodyweight exercises. I was invited to attend and review the course by Andrew Stemler of Crossfit London, whom I have trained with before. […]

Muscle-up and ring training guide

» by March 5th, 2008 at 12:47 am » Comments (16)

The Ring Training Guide has now been superceded by the Elite Fitness Manual. Click here for details. The muscle-up is one of the most challenging tests of strength for the amateur trainee. If you’ve mastered dips and pull-ups and you are looking for your next challenge, add the muscle-up to your arsenal. If you want […]

How-to: Dip

» by February 21st, 2008 at 12:37 am » Comments (21)

The dip is a staple of many a strength or bodybuilding programme and there are many ways to perform it. A classic bodyweight exercise, it is a good place to start to develop functional strength with no equipment needed. What is the dip? The dip is an upper body strength exercise where you lower and […]

Ring training: getting started

» by January 23rd, 2008 at 8:56 pm » Comments (22)

You don’t have to be able to do muscle-ups and front levers to benefit from training with rings. They make even old favourites like push-ups and dips more challenging because you have to work to stabilise them. You’ll probably be surprised at how much more difficult an exercise can be on the rings – I […]

Crossfit London sunday workouts

» by December 22nd, 2007 at 2:35 pm » Comments (5)

Crossfit London does Fight Gone Bad I’m in London for the festive season so I have grabbed the opportunity to get some quality Crossfit sessions in. I’ve been going to the weekly Workout On Sunday sessions down in Stratford, east London. As you can see from the picture above, there’s no poncing about in gyms, […]