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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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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 you want to change about yourself? What aspirations do you have? Who will you become once you achieve this…

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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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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, gets results and helps people of all backgrounds live a better life. · But what do we actually mean…

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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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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 about. See, these athletes on TV are the top 0.2% (yes that’s a fifth of ONE percent) of all…

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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 contagious.⠀ ·⠀ When we have others around us that are working toward the same things, it provides so many…

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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 2-3 hours after your workout. ·⠀ Two things that we can dial in and improve upon in this scenario:…

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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 shifts from quality to simply “getting the weight up”, and your workout and training has now shifted into more…

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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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