Entries by John Templeton

Boy Wonder

HARRY DEBENHAM (AKA BOY WONDER) The first time I met Harry was in 2014, I had recently moved to Australia and for the third year in a row qualified to compete at Regionals. I got stuck into Regional prep training at Reebok CrossFit Gold Coast where I was also coaching a few classes a week.…

Choosing Your Recovery Method

You know what to do team, today is recovery day so get into your individual recovery based off of HRV. Going off of the last 28 days: Healthy Predominant Incline in HRV and Predominant Decline in HR = Parasympathetic Recovery Early Fatigue Predominant Decline in HRV and Predominant Decline in HR = Parasympathetic Recovery Overreaching – (sympathetic) Predominant Decline in HRV and Predominant…

Bias Training And The CrossFit Season

Well here we are, about to move into a new year and a new training cycle leading into the CrossFit Open in seven and a half weeks time. I just wanted to write a small post about how you need to be selecting your Bias Training and how it might change as the season changes.…

The Elusive Muscle Up…

The elusive Muscle Up… It’s coming to that time of year where everyone is rushing to get their Muscle Up’s in order for the Open. Like most of my blog posts I’m going to cut straight to the point. CrossFit has been teaching the Muscle Up WRONG for years and it’s no wonder people are…

Balancing Life – Tasha Christie

Last month I asked Tasha to tell me more about herself. I knew she was a CrossFit enthusiast, had a family and also coached swimming so I became intrigued to find out more, so here it is!! [images style=”0″ image=”http%3A%2F%2Fundergroundrx.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2016%2F11%2F15181586_227402267694899_7008904592765080447_n.jpg” width=”720″ align=”center” top_margin=”0″ full_width=”Y”] Currently, I am a wife to an amazing man (name omitted…

The Small Things

Hi team, I wanted to make you aware of some small things that can make a big difference to your overall performance. Virtuosity is something that I place atop the pillar of success and virtuosity is something that many people lack. Most people are only interested in faster times or bigger numbers, and in all…

Learning To Suffer

This is something I believe in 100%. [images style=”0″ image=”http%3A%2F%2Fundergroundrx.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2016%2F11%2F1425611_10153534452190475_2031502755_n.jpg” width=”601″ align=”center” top_margin=”0″ full_width=”Y”] “This is the best advice I can give you: learn to suffer. The suffering is the magic ingredient in the success, it’s not your new pair of lifter or the new food supplements that you take because an article you read…

Taking Ownership Of Your Progress

Train smarter, not harder… When it comes to training, quiet often we think training harder, longer hours in the gym, less rest and shortcuts are going to get us there. The body can only handle so much stress, physically, emotionally and spiritually before it begins to break down. After a while, small niggles in your…

Neutral Spine Accessory Work

Hey team, One of the most recent things that I have been learning about is how significant thoracic mobility is when it comes to functional movements. Thoracic tightness causes a chain reaction of things to occur that can hugely compromise your performance. Without going into detail, there are two main things that will tend to…

The Bank Account Of Life

Hey team, I thought I would put together a little analogy to help people understand why staying balanced is the foundation to success within the Sport Of Fitness. There are multiple facets of being a successful CrossFit athlete but ultimately, if you can have more high quality training sessions then the other athletes then you…