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The Lie of Discipline

  Losing 20 pounds. Moving down a clothes size or two. Getting that first pull-up. Making it into the gym 3 or 4 days a week.⠀ ·⠀ These are all goals that many of us have and if you’re like me, you’ve probably heard your whole life…⠀ ·⠀ “You need DISCIPLINE to be successful and reach your goals! You need…

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What (Actually) Happens In a CrossFit Class

  With the CrossFit Games season currently going on, it’s pretty cool to see all the amazing athletes on TV performing and doing amazing things with their bodies. They all seem chiseled; they lift massive amounts of weight and are like machines when going through the workouts. While impressive to watch, it gives a skewed view of what CrossFit is…

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Build Your Support Network

  One of the many great things about CrossFit is the support network it provides.⠀ ·⠀ We are literally surrounded every day, in every class, with like-minded people chasing similar goals. How powerful is that?!⠀ ·⠀ Their goals may be slightly different or even have different motives – but the DRIVE and DETERMINATION is there and those two things are…

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Heading to the Gym? What (and When) to Eat

  If you’re getting that afternoon crash, find yourself chugging pre-workout before you train each day, feel bloated in the gym, or simply don’t have solid energy in your workouts – this one’s for you! · That pre-workout meal is important to how we perform in the gym so let’s dive in and look at getting it shored up. ·…

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Workout Finished – What and When Do I Eat?

  You finish up your workout, hang out with friends at the gym for 15-30min and then head home. Maybe you stop somewhere on the way, taking care of some errands and whatnot.⠀ · Once home, you start to think about dinner. Maybe you’re going to try a new recipe. By the time you finally sit down to eat, it’s…

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Beginning the RIGHT Way

  You look across the gym floor and see “Bill” lifting X weight and say to yourself, “I’m like Bill, I can lift that!” You don’t realize Bill has been at the gym for 4 years.⠀ ·⠀ The next thing you know, you’ve got X weight on your bar and you’re struggling to maintain form; overall mechanics decrease, your focus…

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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. ·…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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