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Break Through Your Plateau

We’ve all been there. The time when progress seems like it has come to a standstill. · The lifts stop going up, the weight loss comes to a halt, the inches around the waistline hold steady. · The dreaded plateau. What gives? · In order to break through our plateau and continue the journey toward gains, weight loss, or whatever it is we desire, it’s important to understand the “Why” behind the lack of progress. · Honestly, sometimes it’s…

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Win Your Day, Win Your Life: 5 Simple Keys

Everybody loves to win, right? That feeling of accomplishment never gets old; for some, it becomes an adrenaline rush. We get addicted. We seek it out. · This is not necessarily a bad thing; unless we let it be. Physically we’re not going to be able to “win” at everything. But within our minds and our frames of perception, we can ALWAYS win. We can find the positive in every negative and learn to frame everything as a “win”….

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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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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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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! ·⠀ It also can hinder our overall training if we have to modify things the rest of the week to…

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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 to wake up focused 100% on your task at hand and grind. Every day. Do that and you’ll achieve…

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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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