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Interview with Junior Weightlifter Piper Gwyn

Interview Piper Gwen

Interview with Junior Weightlifter Piper Gwyn

A little firecracker with a lovely smile and back squat to make anyone jealous! Piper Gwen is a phenomenal Weightlifter and CrossFitter in her last year at Sacred Heart College in Lower Hutt. She trains out of Upper Hutt CrossFit under the support and guidance of Chris Gibbs.

Check out her interview here..

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An Interview with Masters Athlete Pauline Sciascia

Interview Pauline Sciascia

An Interview with Masters Athlete Pauline Sciascia

She hasn't gone outside the Top 5 in Australasia since her first open in 2013 and this year she hits the 60+ category. Pauline Sciascia is a name to remember because this year she's not only wanting to make her CrossFit Games debut but she's wanting gold. 

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2018 CrossFit Open - The speculation begins

2018 CrossFit Open - The speculation begins

And so it begins... the obscure pictures and the speculation as if we were cracking the Da Vinci code as to this years open workouts. Background The ever mysterious Dave Castro, the Director of the CrossFit Games and CrossFit Open programming extraordinaire, forever keeping CrossFit Open athletes on their toes. I always think this picture from the 2016 CrossFit Games sums him up rather adequately -  Where Castro wrapped up the event with his hair in cornrows, in a t-shirt that read “unapologetic” with enough fake bronzer on to give Donald Trump pause whilst handing out the winners with vouchers for their Glocks...

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Interview with Wellington based competitive CrossFitter Emma Wright

Emma Wright Interview

Interview with Wellington based competitive CrossFitter Emma Wright

 One of New Zealand's best female CrossFitters Emma Wright, based at CrossFit Thorndon will be one to watch in this years CrossFit Open.  This girl has talent and a drive to succeed, 2017 saw her take out Judgement Day, NZ Nationals, compete in numerous weightlifting meets and head to the Pacific Regionals with team CrossFit Thorndon. Ranked 3rd in New Zealand the 69kg weight class in Olympic weightlifting - this girl is rather unstoppable - did I also mention how lovely she is?! I was lucky enough to get Emma to do an interview for FxD, her responses below show her dedication...

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Helping hand - looking after your hands at CrossFit

Handcare

Helping hand - looking after your hands at CrossFit

So you've joined the cult and it is awesome, the only downside - your hands look like a bloody massacre and you can't get a manicure without a sideward glance and the nail therapist sees your calluses.  Below are some tips and tricks for looking after your hands (especially in the first few months of CrossFit) and some after care if its too late!  Moisturise often, like always, like carry hand cream and keep some on your desk at workDry skin is more likely to crack and rip than skin that's well-hydrated. Take the time to moisturise every night and throughout...

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