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Eating For Fuel

  Most of us have heard by now that we need to eat food that fuels our bodies – but what does that actually mean? Doesn’t all food fuel our bodies?! If you’re like me, you grew up in an environment where food wasn’t used to directly energize us and support our activity. I used it as emotional support. · When I was having a bad day, I’d eat something that tended to be sugary and processed. When I…

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Do This ONE Simple Thing To Make It To More Workouts

  Struggling to find time to consistently make it to the gym each week? · When you signed up, you had grand intentions of making it in 4-5 times per week, feeling the awesomeness that comes along with working out, feeling better and reaching your goals. · And then something came up. And then this other thing. · 5 workouts per week turned into a more realistic 3. But then something else comes up. Down to 2. · See…

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CrossFit for Weight Loss: 3 Things You Need to Know

  One of the amazing traits of CrossFit is that it has so many applications to such a wide range of people. Wanna build strength and muscle? CrossFit · Training for a 10k? CrossFit · Looking to lose body fat and see the scale drop? CrossFit It’s such a versatile program that can be used for virtually any goal or area of life. And it can adapted to fit anyone in their current level of fitness! So why do…

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Protein: What’s the Deal?

  Believe it or not, protein can be your ticket to weight loss, muscle gain, and overall health. · Did you know that protein is an essential nutrient? Meaning, we can’t live without it and HAVE to have it in our diets. · The other two macronutrients, carbohydrate and fat, are non-essential. We can continue living without them, although not recommended for optimal health. · Protein, however, we gotta have it! · ⭐ Helps rebuild tissues and keeps systems…

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If You Can Breathe, You Can Do CrossFit

  CrossFit is for you. · It was designed to make your life better. To make it easier to: ✅Get up and down the stairs without pain ✅Play with your children and grandchildren ✅Sit down on the toilet everyday ✅Enjoy feeling strong and independent · And the list can go on and on. · See, CrossFit is everything and CrossFit is nothing. There are no rules that say we have to do this or do that. · It’s simply…

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Stop Looking at the Scale, Start Looking at Biofeedback

  When in a dieting phase, it can become all too common to continuously look at the number on the scale. After all, we’re trying to LOSE weight, right? · We base our perception of progress on whether the scale has gone up or down each day. · “Down 1.5lbs….yes! This is totally working!” Next day, “Up 1lb…ahh what is going on, I was doing so great?” · And the emotional roller-coaster continues in this fashion, adding tremendous stress…

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The “Skills” You Actually Need To Get Better

  “I need to work on my toes-to-bar.” “I need to practice my muscle-ups.” “I need to get better at my squat clean.” We hear the above and more at our gyms daily from athletes eager to improve and master all the “skills” that make up this wonderful world of CrossFit. While I always encourage getting better at certain movements and think it’s important to have goals in these areas, sometimes we lose focus on WHAT is actually going…

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What You Need To Know About Low-Calorie Diets

  If you’ve battled with weight loss or even had isolated periods of trying to lose that pesky 10-15 pounds, you’ve likely been on some sort of calorie-restrictive diet. · And it’s no secret that that’s how we lose weight – we put ourselves in a calorie deficit – meaning we are burning more calories than we are taking in. It’s just the physics of weight loss. · But what actually happens after we’re in a calorie deficit for…

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Let’s Get That First Pull-Up

The vast majority of people starting CrossFit can’t do one pull-up. If you’re in that boat, don’t feel bad! We build this into our program and have seen countless people achieve this goal over the years. · The act of pulling your body weight up and above an object is empowering and signifies that you are able to overcome your body’s mass from a pulling standpoint. · The strict pull-up with pronated grip (hands facing away) requires and builds…

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Bathroom Stuff: Fix Your Digestion and Gut Health

If you’re struggling with digestion and overall gut health, you’re not alone. ·⠀ With the way our agriculture and food supply systems have been moving, more and more people are being affected to a greater degree.⠀ ·⠀ The application of Round Up to vegetables; the antibiotics and hormones that go into the animals we eat. ·⠀ These things are going to eventually (if not already) take a toll on our gut biome. ·⠀ Add to that other lifestyle and…

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