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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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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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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. · ❓Questions for you: What time is your workout? Do you do better training on an empty stomach or feeling…

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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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Do This ONE Simple Thing To Make It To More Workouts

  Struggling to find time to consistently make it to the gym each week? · When you signed up, you had grand intentions of making it in 4-5 times per week, feeling the awesomeness that comes along with working out, feeling better and reaching your goals. · And then something came up. And then this other thing. · 5 workouts per week turned into a more realistic 3. But then something else comes up. Down to 2. · See…

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If You Can Breathe, You Can Do CrossFit

  CrossFit is for you. · It was designed to make your life better. To make it easier to: ✅Get up and down the stairs without pain ✅Play with your children and grandchildren ✅Sit down on the toilet everyday ✅Enjoy feeling strong and independent · And the list can go on and on. · See, CrossFit is everything and CrossFit is nothing. There are no rules that say we have to do this or do that. · It’s simply…

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