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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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The Question You Should Be Asking More Often

Why? · One of the most powerful questions we can ask. · Probably one of the most underutilized questions we should be asking in many cases too. · Whether it be in fitness or in life, the question of “Why” can provide so much clarity and allow us to act in accordance with our values. · Health and fitness. Why? Why are you coming into the gym? Why are you starting a fitness program? Why are you hiring a…

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3 Tips For Long-Term Fitness

For how long do you want to be fit? · Sounds like a silly question, right? Most would answer, “The rest of my life.” · The tricky part about this question is that our personal definitions of fitness are bound to evolve as we age. Our activities change; our priorities shift; our needs differ. · At one point we may consider ourselves fit if our Fran time is under X minutes. At another point, running a mile without stopping…

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Three Keys to Lose More Body Fat

  The majority of people coming through our doors at Brickhouse CrossFit have a similar (at least on the surface) goal: weight loss.Some may want to see the number on the scale drop; others are more interested in the way their clothes fit or how they look in a bathing suit; still others just want to tone, lose fat and feel better! · All of these are related and they’ve come to the right place for help, but the…

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Stay In Your Lane

“I’m working out 6 days per week, eating great and NOT seeing progress on the scale. What gives?!” We hear this a lot with both new clients coming to us for weight loss and also at times those who have been with us and have hit a plateau. So what really gives? Well, to arrive at the answer, let’s back things up and ask a few more questions first… A. What is your goal? We can have goals that…

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CrossFit IS Health Care

Health insurance, doctor’s visits, tests, prescriptions, etc…. All of this adds up and for some people that monthly total is equivalent to a mortgage payment. The cost of being unwell is enormous. ·⠀ We are living in a dangerous place with our health as a nation right now, and it’s actually a lot worse than most people realize.⠀ ·⠀ UnitedHealth estimates that by the year 2020 over half the population will be either diabetic or prediabetic (www.unitedhealthgroup.com/~/media/uhg/pdf/2010/unh-working-paper-5.ashx). ·⠀ Chronic…

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Break Through Your Plateau

We’ve all been there. The time when progress seems like it has come to a standstill. · The lifts stop going up, the weight loss comes to a halt, the inches around the waistline hold steady. · The dreaded plateau. What gives? · In order to break through our plateau and continue the journey toward gains, weight loss, or whatever it is we desire, it’s important to understand the “Why” behind the lack of progress. · Honestly, sometimes it’s…

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Win Your Day, Win Your Life: 5 Simple Keys

Everybody loves to win, right? That feeling of accomplishment never gets old; for some, it becomes an adrenaline rush. We get addicted. We seek it out. · This is not necessarily a bad thing; unless we let it be. Physically we’re not going to be able to “win” at everything. But within our minds and our frames of perception, we can ALWAYS win. We can find the positive in every negative and learn to frame everything as a “win”….

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You Are (Fit) Enough

He struggled to make it through the 6-minute warm-up. Gasping for air, his legs were burning and he had to stop multiple times in just the six short minutes of the class warm-up. He looked around, embarrassed, wondering if any of the other members of the class took note of how much he was struggling. · At the end of the agonizing “warm-up”, he sauntered over to the water fountain and leaned against it while trying to breathe. After…

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Keys to a Healthy, Effective, Sustainable Fitness Journey

If we could get you to your goal in 3 weeks but told you that you would lose your progress after another 6 weeks, would you take us up on it? Probably not, right? · What if we told you we could get you what you want, but it would take 25 years? Again, you probably would not go for this option. · Thirdly, how about a moderate-rate process, one that takes 1-3 years but you stay sane during…

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