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How to Maintain Strength Away From the Gym

  If you’re worried about keeping your strength during this extended time away from the gym, read on. Now that the COVID-19 crisis has progressed to the point of country-wide gym closures, we are having to adjust our routines, work out in new places (living room for some) with little or no equipment. What does that mean for our strength, if we’re not deadlifting heavy weights each week or back squatting our 5-rep max percentages weekly? Are we going…

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Brickhouse – How We’re Navigating COVID-19

  Dear Brickhouse Family and Friends, The coronavirus is creating a lot of chaos, but there are many bright spots. Here are just a few: 1: You’ve prioritized your health and fitness. By focusing on proper nutrition (shout-out to Coach Britt!) and being consistent with your fitness, you’ve done everything you can to prepare for anything. You’re strong and healthy, and you have been training to create a version of yourself that is resistant. That virus is going to…

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5 Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

Can’t make it to a gym? Have zero equipment? Short on time? No problem! You can still get some fitness in. While training in a group environment or personal training under the close eye of a coach is the best way to train, sometimes we just can’t make that happen. But don’t let that stop you! Here are 5 days (a full week of travel!) of workouts that use only body weight or household objects to get a great…

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My Story and My “Why” for Brickhouse

Hi, I’m Ryan, and I want to help people live better lives. At Brickhouse we use fitness and nutrition to help people be healthier, happier, more confident and, most importantly, live amazing lives. That’s where we are now, in 2020. But I want to back up a few years and give you the story that led me here and the things that have been created in order to have this life transformation engine we call Brickhouse. Brickhouse CrossFit was…

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CrossFit + Nutrition = Results

There is a thing I didn’t advertise when I started CrossFit and really began training hard in 2014. All my friends saw was that I was working out twice per day, 6:30am and 6:30pm and that I was obsessed with exercise. Well, I was! But the thing I didn’t talk about enough, and I should have, is that I completely overhauled my diet at the time. I went from eating whatever I felt like at the time – along…

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2020 Calendar of Events Announced

As we move into the last couple weeks of 2019, we’re already looking forward to a fantastic 2020 with our fitness community! Add these dates to your calendar, ask your coaches for more info and get ready for a fun year of health and fitness! January Pull-Up Clinic Series – starts January 11th! 28-Day Nutrition Challenge – kicks off with Nutrition Seminar on the 11th and starts January 13th! February Martini Mixer – February 8th Valentines – Bring Your…

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Holiday Recipe – Healthy Green Bean Casserole

Have you ever noticed that some holiday recipes are loaded with ingredients that add unwanted calories? What if we could have our same favorite recipes, but without all the extra sugar and fat? That’s where the inspiration for the healthier green bean casserole recipe came from. This is a classic recipe with a healthier twist. Try it, like it, and take it to your next holiday gathering! Healthier Green Bean Casserole Ingredients 2.5 lbs. green beans cut into 1…

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Travel and Holiday Workouts

The holidays can be a tough time for fitness. With all the parties, gatherings, travel, etc… your own health can take a backseat during this special time. Let’s face it, we are all seemingly crunched for time around the holidays! But because of that limited time doesn’t mean we should stop working out. Here are 5 simple, quick and efficient workouts you can do anywhere. They’ll help you feel better, burn some calories and keep your goals on track!…

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3 Ways to End 2019 on a Good Note

  You are about to enter the last 5 weeks of 2019. The last month of 2019. Around the holidays, these may be the toughest 5 weeks of 2019. Many people struggle during this time of year and let those struggles define their entire year. You work hard all year and then the stress of the holidays, and temptations of various holiday foods and beverages get the best of us. We get it! Here are 3 tips for staying…

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Why Nutrition Is a Crucial Part of Your CrossFit Routine

Mathew Fraser is the Fittest Man on Earth, and his CrossFit routine is obviously a big reason why. But there’s an aspect to Fraser’s routine that’s just as important: nutrition. Speaking to GQ back in July, the 28-year-old Tennessean credits nutrition for helping him maintain his apex-level fitness. And for the three-time (2016, 2017, and 2018) CrossFit Games champion, it’s as simple as eating well. “I just try to eat well,” Fraser tells GQ. “No junk food. No soda. Very little…

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