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How to Crush (Survive) the Open

  February and March, every year. In the space of CrossFit, THIS is our holiday season. We get to celebrate the start of the CrossFit Games season and participate in the largest sporting event in the world. With over 300,000 total participants from over 170 countries, this time of year is electric for us Crossfitters. But what is it truly about? Not many of us are going to suit up for the CrossFit games this Summer. So why do…

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The Two Things You HAVE to Know About Your Food

  In my last blog, we talked about the equation to get results. Results in terms of performance, aesthetics, or overall health and lifestyle. This equation involves three pieces: training, sleep and nutrition. One without the other two does not get you the results you desire. Today let’s assume training and sleep are on the right track so we can solely focus on the nutrition piece. Nutrition SHOULD be your priority, but it is often overlooked or brushed aside….

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Why You’re Not Seeing Results

  The term “results” can mean a lot of different things to different people when it comes to the gym and fitness. Common examples of results desired from a training program include: Weight/body fat loss Muscle gain Look better naked Improved lifts such as squat, deadlift, etc… Clothes fit better Improved biomarkers like blood pressure Enhanced energy and mood Improved cardiovascular endurance You get the idea. Everyone has their own “why” and that’s awesome! Is everyone seeing the results…

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Food Around Your Workouts

  Does timing your food intake around your workouts REALLY matter? Yes and no. If we look at a hierarchy of nutritional elements based on importance, timing falls 4th on the list of 5. This list goes: -Total calorie consumption -Macronutrient composition -Micronutrient composition -Meal timing -Supplements from https://liftmode.com/calming/oleamide.html The takeaway from this is that, yes it does matter, BUT if the first 3 things on that list are not up to par, we’ve got bigger issues to worry…

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Habits and Why You Need More of Them

  hab·it noun plural noun: habits a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up. ______________________________________ As I think about IMPACT and different ways to create value for our athletes, members and clients, I find myself asking ‘Why?’ quite often. Why do some people join the gym and then leave a few months later? Why do others stay at the gym for years and come 5 days per week? Why do some people go…

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Weight Loss and Why Your Workouts Aren’t Helping

Before we begin, I want to lay out the “triangle of awareness” when it comes to our focus in the gym. Some athletes have performance goals – they want to get better at their sport, PR their deadlift, run a 10k, etc…. Other athletes come to us with aesthetic goals – they want to lose weight, cut body fat, look a certain way, or fit into different clothes sizes. Thirdly, some athletes simply have lifestyle goals – they want…

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2017 Nutrition Challenge Details

Image credit: Renaissance Periodization Understanding Healthy Eating eBook. We’re kicking off 2017 with our Annual Nutrition Challenge! Whether you need to start fresh and learn healthy eating habits that fuel your body or you just need a little kick in the ass to get back on track, this will do it. This year there is a partner and scoring component as well as pre and post measurements of: Body Fat Blood Pressure Resting Heart Rate Fitness Benchmark: FRAN Weight…

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New Years CrossFit Trial

At Brickhouse we have a 7 year track record of taking normal everyday people and turning them into extraordinary humans: physically dominant, mentally tough, and simply better at life, with the use of different techniques and exercises as pilates and crossfit. This year give the gift of health and fitness. Give it to yourself, someone you love, or both! We are offering our first ever Trial Membership that includes an Introductory Session ($150 value), 6 Weeks of Classes ($250…

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Brickhouse Basics: Counting Macros

Have you heard the buzz about #IIFYM or do you have current protein, carbohydrate and fat recommendations for your diet? Come spend the hour with us at Brickhouse CrossFit in this interactive workshop to talk about the basics of counting macronutrients in your diet for optimum results. Saturday, May 2nd 10:30AM – 11:30AM at Brickhouse CrossFit This workshop is open to all Brickhouse members, friends, family and other fitness enthusiast in the Roanoke Valley. Everyone, including members, need to…

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From Around the Box: Beautiful Bodies

Written by Jamie Brown Recently my cousin, Jolie, posted something online about how unhealthy a talk show host looked. The host was lauded for her beauty by critics and fellow starlets, but in reality she was severely underweight. Jolie has two beautiful, twin girls, and she said she wished there were more role models that taught girls how to love their bodies and not punish them. That got me thinking. Both men and women tend to be at constant…

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