The history of exercise: Nobbing

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by Andrew on November 11, 2014

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One of my many tasks is to review exercises of old. I have a massive library of ancient training books, so,  when i get a minute I see if i can find an interesting exercise.

It is my unique pleasure to bring “Nobbing” back to the world of exercise.


I can only hope it takes off. It is one of many recommended exercises “for muscles of the upper arm”

1955. A year often overlooked as a source of useful exercises.


The Bethnal Green Bootcamp “arrives”

by Andrew November 10, 2014 Articles

The thing about most  bootcamps is they are so “tacky”. Some geezer decides he  doesn’t want to pay any  rent,  so tries to sneak you off to the local park, then “teaches” you in the pouring rain, miles away from any loo, or anywhere dry to put your stuff. Ive been teaching “fitness” ( along […]

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Remembrance Day 2014 at Crossfit London

by Andrew November 9, 2014 Articles
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A big “high five” to Coach Kate who  today’s Crossfit London Remembrance activities which included  participation at the Bethnal Green Library Remembrance service at 11 am, a charity ‘Murph‘ followed by a visit to Dirty Burger. She had every aspect covered from engraved medals (sourced from the local Neil’s Sports Trophies), personalised certificates and a hand-made […]

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The CrossFit London and Crossfit Se11 Christmas Lunch

by Andrew November 7, 2014 Articles

We’ve secured a venue for our Christmas dinner this year and once again we’ll be keeping it in the Westend, at Jerusalem Bar & Kitchen on Rathbone Place, just north of Oxford Street in close proximity to Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road tube stations. So lots of choices locally for more drinks afterwards for […]

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The Crossfit London 2015 social calendar

by Andrew October 28, 2014 Articles
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Work is about to start on the 2015 social calendar for Crossfit London, so this is your opportunity to contribute and say what  extra social activities you would like to see at Crossfit London. Thus far as a “bigger” box with lots of members, we tend to have a lot of fluid groups who do […]

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Towards a CFL index

by Andrew October 27, 2014 Articles

How do you score your general health? Do you plan your days, and do you have balance between physical, mental and social health.? Is it any good to be totally happy, yet be an obnoxious pratt to your work colleagues. If you lift weights  all the time, are you still being active: do you get […]

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