Whenever you read about improving sports performance, diet and supplementation are inevitably discussed. At the Wodrobe we believe in helping you achieve your best self in and out of the box and supplements certainly have their part to play in improving performance and recovery. Here’s what Thomas Rode, Paleo Michelin chef and PurePharma expert has to say on the matter:
“I know the importance of healthy, balanced and nutritious food, based on proper raw materials produced with care by decent people to ensure a stronger foundation of micronutrients. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the food we have access to in the modern society does not meet these needs, so it is important to supplement your diet with the necessary micronutrients.”
What Thomas, and many others will know is that when you train hard your body needs not just good nutrition, but excellent nutrition if you are to recover right to ensure you perform well tomorrow, and the next day. Modern foods simply don’t cut it meaning that without supplementation, neither will you! If only you could see all the extra gains, reps and PB’S you’re missing out on and what a difference they might make!
Check-out our PurePharma range here at The Wodrobe. These products are simple, effective and attested to by some pretty big names so leave no stone un-turned in your pursuit of excellence.
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Author - Ellie Bowden, Coach @ CrossFit Wandsworth
I recently visited a box in America bearing the slogan ‘changing lives through CrossFit’. Simple, yes. Cliché, yes. True, absolutely.
I’m lucky enough to be in a coaching role where I can not only reflect on the change CrossFit has made in my own life, but also the change made in the lives of the 100 or so people who walk through the CrossFit Wandsworth doors every day. It’s also intriguing to me to see a beginner progress, knowing that there are so many different facets to CrossFit and wonder which part it is for them that they find most worthy of the title ‘life-changing’.
Author: Ellie Bowden - Coach Crossfit Wandsworth, London
What’s holding YOU back - Top 5 Common Misconceptions Preventing People from Starting CrossFit
It’s easy for us all to forget after a few months or years in CrossFit that taking the plunge to start can be very daunting. Like any other sport, there are plenty of people who simply aren’t interested in giving it a go, which is fine, but there are also a large number of interested people who hold back as a result of these common misconceptions. If you know someone who is hesitant to join because of any of the following, assure them they are not alone:
Author: Tristan Enright - Owner CrossFit 3018 - Altona, Melbourne.
When I talk about 'controllables' what I'm really referring to are the things or the factors in life that we have immediate and direct control of.
What happens when you live your life controlling the controllables is you feel empowered, responsible and grateful for the outcomes you create and generally happier about life and your part in it. This is due to you taking charge of what you can, focusing only on what matters and what you can do to move you towards the things you desire and value.
What happens when people rely on the uncontrollables is they have expectations of others to fulfill their needs and desires. If you are stuck in a rut and focusing on the uncontrollables, you probably expect the world to provide for you and serve you and when things don't magically fall into place, you blame other people for your lack of direction and results.
It's a trap that we all fall into at times.