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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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The Other 23 Hours

  Paul finished his workout in record time, crushing the metcon and feeling awesome about his performance. He sat on the floor for a few minutes, high-fived some fellow people in his 5:30am CrossFit group class and began to pack up his gear. No stretching, no recovery drink. Out the door he went. · Short on time, he headed home to shower and get to work. Sitting at work a couple hours later, he decided to have a small…

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The Best Training Split and Schedule

  We get this question a lot when we are on-boarding new athletes and also from those athletes who have been with us but are looking to refine what they’re doing: “How many days per week should I be working out? How should my weeks look in terms of training splits?” The answer, as with most things fitness, nutrition and health related, is that it depends. It depends on a number of things such as your goals, schedule, training…

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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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The Answer: Brickhouse

CrossFit is one of the best exercise programs for long-term, sustainable results; especially for those looking for body fat or weight loss and people just looking to lose inches around the waist or other areas of the body. But why? · It’s not magic and we don’t do anything that hasn’t already been done. · We do cardio. We run, bike, row, we skip rope. Nothing new or unheard of. · We lift weights, whether it be barbells, dumbbells,…

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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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