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an insight to my CRAZY mind….

I have been having a lot of conversations over the last week, which has sparked my need/want to write this. I really should start a blog page or post my thoughts here more often so people can read if they want to. YOU and the life you live are a result of the choices...

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Focussing on YOUR best effort

*Typical long post from me* I train alone a lot of the time, when I train alone I find myself calling “no rep”. No one is around, the only thing Im "competing" with is the clock, and what I sometimes experience feels like a slight form of torture. I do it because...

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FREE CrossFit Trial classes

Come try one of our weekly CrossFit classes for FREE! Come in and meet our team and our Coaches. Our CrossFit classes are timetabled Monday to Friday: AM: 600,930 PM 430,530,630 Saturday AM: 715, 800 After your first class you may book in for our Fundamentals course...

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Gymnastics Skill and Strength class

“What is gymnastics?" Exercises developing or displaying physical agility and coordination. The modern sport of gymnastics typically involves exercises on bars, beam, floor, and vaulting horse. Most exercises using your bodyweight as resistance are considered...

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Justine Beath to World Championships of CrossFit

In May our amazing Coach and friend Justine Beath competed at the Pacific Regional championships of CrossFit held in Wollongong NSW. To reach this stage Justine came 3rd in the Pacific division of the CrossFit Open which had over 6000 female competitors. The Open is a...

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GETTING BREAKFAST RIGHT! The Zone way

The zone meal plan works on a less confusing method of measuring your food by breaking the macronutrients protein, carbs and fat into "blocks". Depending on your body size and what your goals are you can tailor the amount of blocks you are eating to get the result you...

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Nutrition: What to eat after CrossFit training and how soon?

When to eat after training? The short answer is, it's in your best interests to eat as soon as possible after your training session. Within 20 minutes of your last rep is the optimal time to start digestion a mix of protein for muscle repair... And carbohydrate for...

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Experience CrossFit group training: FREE trial class

Joining a CrossFit group class for the first time can be a big decision, but once you come to CrossFit Lower Mountains you will realise the environment is not as scary as you thought! Our class members range in age from 17 to 62 and with experience levels from less...

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NUTRITION: Fiber and why it is so important for weightloss

What is Fiber? Fiber is essentially carbohydrate found in the cell walls of plants that can not be consumed by the body, it is found in vegetables fruits and all plant materials. There are two types and both are good for us: Soluble fiber turns to a gel when mixed...

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CrossFit Lower Mountains more than just a gym

CrossFit Lower Mountains is a group personal training gym located in Production Place Jamisontown, where people come to train in a supportive environment. Every day we are practising different physical skills that are always interesting, rewarding, and challenge the...

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CrossFit Training and Whole foods/ Paleo diet

CrossFit training mimics movements humans have done for millions of years, lift heavy objects, drag things, push pull and carry heavy objects from one place to another, run,  move fast, get up quickly from the floor, climb and pull ourselves up over obstacles. Jump!...

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Is CrossFit good for weightloss?

Over the last 8 years in the fitness industry a lot has changed. As a group and personal trainer I have seen the best weightloss results from my members at our gym CrossFit Lower Mountains. Our members participate in highly motivating group classes, they lose weight ,...

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Warm ups: Preparing to perform well and stay injury free

How to warm up Warming up before a strength session is very different to warming up before a more dynamic training session that may involve jumping, changing direction at speed and highly co-ordinated movements like Olympic Weightlfing. Warming up to lift weights for...

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CFLM OCTOBER-NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

Well a lot did happen during these 8 weeks! Coach Justines success at The 2015 Schwartz challenge Justine traveled to Melbourne to compete at whats widely known as Australias most prestigious CrossFit competition outside of Regionals for the Schwartz challenge on the...

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CFLM SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER

September newsletter Competition news: Congrats to Mel Kneller who placed 2nd at the capitals unbroken challenge in Canberra. Kate Beath and Shaz Charman competed as a pair and did the gym proud! Special thank you to Alana who was our number one supporter and Trekked...

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CFLM AUGUST NEWSLETTER

CFLM NEWS:  Congrats to all members who participated in our testing week. For those of you who made significant increases in your strength and  endurance well done, we are super proud of you! You have shown that  hard work is easy work"! OLYMPUS UNLEASHED​ :...

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Why train hard? Why do the Open?

                                Competing at Regionals 2010 at Randwick Race Course You may be in the verge of deciding to register for the CrossFit Open for the second time or even the first. This year will be my sixth CrossFit Open, my first was at the not so young...

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Motivation and Effort for training

People are motivated by so many different things (in training) but as soon as it starts to hurt it feels so much easier to stop. In workouts where there are bigger numbers (eg- 30 burpees, 40 front squats etc) it's so easy to get caught up in that feeling "oh my god...

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Testing week and the mobile site

  For all of us that didn't qualify for Regionals, we have begun the CrossFit off season. There will be some local comps to look out but our main focus now is to creating a new foundation of strength and work capacity to take us stronger through to next year. Of...

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Pre- workout meals

Intention here is to give you a few ideas for pre workout meals. Plus give the reasoning behind them. I get asked all the time "what should i eat before training" The importance of eating before a work out is supported in a recent report published in the Journal of...

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Eating whole foods to improve performance

Why improve your diet? If you are participating in regular CrossFit training you are no longer a common gym goer. CrossFit training requires you to put your body through stress that most people avoid at all costs. We lift heavy, move quickly, and push our bodies hard...

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Prevention and repair of ripped hands

Being able to do your first pull-up or muscle up is one of the most memorable moments in the first year of your crossfit career. On the road to that achievement the skin in your palms toughens and thickens, calluses develop. badges of your hard work! Then you learn to...

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When to take a REST day from training

Rest is when the body repairs and grows. Your session in the gym puts the muscle and nervous system through stress, then when you are cooling down the repair process begins. The first 20 minutes after your session is the optimal time to refuel by getting some...

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Are you getting enough Vitamin D from the Sun and your diet?

  The many faces of vitamin D Decades ago, health care professionals thought vitamin D was only good for keeping healthy bones and teeth. Recent advances in science, however, have put this vitamin in the spotlight by revealing its multifaceted role in the proper...

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