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Exercise and Anxiety – Mental Health Awareness Week

As mental health week comes to a close I thought I would write a short article about the effects and benefits of exercises with mental health. As external pressures in everyday life increase, mental health issues have become more prevalent in modern day society. Research carried out by WHO (World Health Organisation) found that 40%…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Train In The Morning

Having the motivation to get to gym can be hard at the best of times especially if you’re having to juggle things such as work, family and social commitments. Although it may seem a shock to system when that morning alarm goes off it could help to make your day run a whole lot smoother!…

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Judging in the CrossFit Open

Judging in the CrossFit Open We’re quickly approaching the annual 5 weeks that make up the CrossFit Open. As you’ll have seen in Pete’s post HERE http://www.crossfitjorvik.co.uk/crossfit-games-2018/ , the Open sees hundreds of thousands of athletes from across the globe taking part in the same 5 workouts. Here is an overview on how the judging…

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A beginner’s guide to CrossFit Jorvik

When starting any new training regime, it can be daunting, exciting and nerve racking all wrapped into one. Especially something completely different and out of your comfort zone like CrossFit. But don’t worry, we’ve got you. Coming through the doors can be the hardest thing to do filled with lots of nerves. “What if I…

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Hints and tips to stay motivated over the Winter months.

As the nights draw in and there’s a chill in the air getting motivated for the gym can sometimes be difficult… The Jorvik team have put together a few hints and tips to keep you motivated during the winter months. “WITHOUT ACTION A GOAL IS JUST A THOUGHT.” Getting up at 6am on a cold…

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Basic Guide to Nutrition for CrossFit Performance

Whatever your goal, there are some basics that you should consider to accompany training using the CrossFit program. There are hundreds of different nutritional strategies out there, but fundamentally, what we need to include in any diet is the provision of enough essential nutrients to promote health, performance and recovery, and enough fuel to support our training…

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Reflection and looking to the future.

Happy New Year Everyone!! Over the past week I have done a lot of reflecting and evaluating… I am so proud and grateful of what CrossFit Jorvik has become over the last year and I couldn’t wish for anything more. “CONSISTENCY IS KEY” Over the last 12 months CF Jorvik members / athletes (call it…

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The Hidden Benefits of Weightlifting For Women

It is becoming increasingly popular for women to take up weightlifting as part of their health and fitness regime, and the once often heavily masculine pursuit of ‘pumping iron’ is starting to be used more widely by women. Thankfully, the classical ‘feminine’ view point of weight lifting causing too much muscle bulk and being a…

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