Entries by John Templeton

Everything You Need To Know About De-loading

I’ve just gone through a period of de-loading most of my athletes and was very surprised to hear the amount of people ask what a de-load was and why we needed to do it. I guess that’s why they are the athletes and I am the coach, but it did inspire me to write a…

Underground RX Nutrition

Underground RX Nutrition is here!! Hi there team, Over the last few months we have been busy at URX HQ organising High Performance Training Camps, improving the Athlete Program and working on bringing you guys as much support as possible. Nutrition is something that needs focus just like training itself. Whether you are chasing a…

Glute Activation During Squatting

Hi there team, just a real quick video on glute activation during the squat to prevent the stripper but from happening and save your lower back. [video_player type=”youtube” width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”center” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”20″]aHR0cHM6Ly95b3V0dS5iZS9ObXJ0My1RTGRNZw==[/video_player]

CrossFit Should Be Fun

CrossFit Used To Be Fun! Since officially starting CrossFit in 2011 and opening an affiliate I have really loved every minute of it. The fun of being able to mash random movements together, pick a timeframe, and then enter the pain cave with a group of friends. The vast array of movements to choose from…

Looking Towards The 2017 Season

With the 2016 Pacific Regionals done and dusted, all bar five individual men and women and a handful of masters and teen athletes will be returning to the gym to start working towards next season. I have been on the CrossFit scene since 2011 and the changes that have occurred are huge!! Back in the…

How To Kip The Dip

After being asked a zillion times I wanted to make this short video on Kipping out of the bottom of a Dip, especially when it comes to Muscle Ups. Practice these skills, even if it is for a few minutes a day, they take f*ck all of your training load but make a huge difference…

The Adaptation of Kyle Gardiner

The Adaptation of Kyle Gardiner This blog post is about the detailed approach in the building of Kyle’s training program, which took him from 567th  in the 2014 CrossFit Open to 79th (Australia Region) after only working together for 7 months. Kyle was 37 when he first came to me in August 2014, with the goal of going…

The Secret To Long Term Success

THE SECRET TO LONG TERM SUCCESS I have no idea how this blog post will be. I’m just going to wing it… This post is about something that has been on my mind for a while and something I felt I needed to share. Injuries are without a doubt the number one reason top tier…