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How to pick the right gym for crossfit and marathon running

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Mar 13, 2015 12:40:38 PM


How to pick the right gym for crossfit and marathon running

I am training for marathons and crossfit for two years in total now. Based on this you will find some real life tips on how to make a decision on what you need to look out for. I made mistakes and I hope that these tips will help you to avoid the ones that I made, to save you money and progress even faster than I did.


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Crossfit prices in Ireland [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Mar 8, 2015 1:38:00 AM

Crossfit prices in Ireland

In Ireland you have boxes in Dublin, Bray, Kilkenny, Galway and Cork. I bet there are more, but these are the first ones that pop up when you do a Google search. In this article I compare the investments you have to make to start your journey in Ireland. 

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Why crossfitters need weightlifting shoes

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Feb 28, 2015 6:57:15 AM

 Why crosfitters need weightlifting shoes

This is a beginner question which is often asked. I've compiled some insights out of the following articles "Why a weightlifting shoe", "Weightlifting shoes, why you need a pair, what to look out for and when to wear them" and added my own experience. In a sentence, if you want to do serious lifting, get a pair as soon as possible.

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6 things for crossfitters to consider about a lifting belt

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Feb 16, 2015 9:48:00 AM

6 things for crossfitters to consider about a lifting belt

When you take crossfitting serious you will perform exercises like the front squat, back squat, deadlift, clean & jerk and snatch on a regular basis with increasing weight over time. These are my tips around weightlifting belts based on my personal experience, what I have read in Greg Everett's book "Olympic weightlifting" and on Mehdi's 5x5 Stronglift blog, seen on YouTube and in the gym for crossfitters thinking about a lifting belt.

 

 

 

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Crossfit Equipment: Review of the Rogue Pylo Jump Box

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Feb 11, 2015 12:41:00 PM

What else to consider from Rogue

Crossfit Equipment: Review of the Rogue Jump Box

One of the (many) things I bought from rogue fitness is the rogue jump box. If you also consider to purchase it, I hope my lines help you to make a better decision. I exercise 6 days a week, run marathons and crossfit in a local gym. I am about to turn thirty, stepfather of two teenagers and work in software sales to give you a bit of background who is writing this review.

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Which shoes should crossfitters buy ?

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Feb 6, 2015 9:33:00 AM

Which shoes should crosfitters buy ?

Not really an easy question to answer with the broad portfolio of shoes from reebok, nike, adidas and the likes out there. There are new lines of shoes for crossfitters being developed on almost a daily basis and it is hard to keep up with it to know where your money is spent wisely. This post is an approach, but not an exhaustive source to help you to determine which shoes are best for your need based on my personal experiences.

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Crossfit Equipment: Gloves

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Feb 3, 2015 12:01:00 PM

Crossfit Equipment: Gloves

If you are out and about doing a lot of training you most certainly will look into gloves. There are many options to choose from and it depends on what fits your personal needs best. Here are my experiences to make your choice a bit easier.

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Crossfit equipment: Dip Belt vs Vest

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jan 24, 2015 3:11:00 AM

 

 

Crossfit Equipment: Dip belt vs. Vest

 

Dip belts and vests achieve the same thing in different manners: Adding weight to your body weight exercises to challenge you more. If you have limited resources or do not want to fill your house/apartment with unnecessary clutter it might be worthwhile to look into the two options and think about which one to purchase.

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Crossfit equipment: Jump rope

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jan 2, 2015 9:36:00 AM

 

Crossfit Equipment: 5 tips for Jump ropes

I have been through three jump ropes now with some disheartening experiences. To spare you those here are my thoughts on jump ropes and their use.

 

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Crossfit Equipment: Running shoes

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jan 2, 2015 8:46:00 AM

 

Crossfit Equipment: 5 tips for Running shoes

I have been running two marathons now and clock around a thousand miles (1600km) a year running. I am an active crossfitter since the middle of 2014 and here are my 5 personal tips for getting shoes. I am no doctor or podiatrist, please always consult your doctor first, especially when you are already aware of any conditions.

 

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