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What is “Healthy?”

“I just want to be healthy.” · We hear this often from new members who come to us at Brickhouse when we ask what their goals and aspirations are. · Every prospective member sits down with a coach or staff member and we talk. We don’t workout. We don’t sweat. We just talk. · What are your goals? What do…

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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…

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Intensity Prescriptions for CrossFit

  CrossFit changes lives by helping people find and maximize their health and fitness. · It’s no secret what we promote within our CrossFit program – in fact, it’s built into the definition of what CrossFit is about. Constantly varied, functional movements, performed at high intensity. · This recipe, along with a diet that supports our exercise and chosen goals,…

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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…

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Winning the War on Ripped Hands

  You come off the bar, excited for the toes-to-bar or pull-up reps you’ve just accomplished.⠀ ·⠀ But then you look down at your hands, and your fingers and palms are not so happy. The dreaded ripped hands.⠀ ·⠀ This can be a badge of honor for the younger CrossFitter, but what it truly becomes is annoying and painful! ·⠀…

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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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