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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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3 Tips For Long-Term Fitness

For how long do you want to be fit? · Sounds like a silly question, right? Most would answer, “The rest of my life.” · The tricky part about this question is that our personal definitions of fitness are bound to evolve as we age. Our activities change; our priorities shift; our needs differ. · At one point we may consider ourselves fit if our Fran time is under X minutes. At another point, running a mile without stopping…

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Stay In Your Lane

“I’m working out 6 days per week, eating great and NOT seeing progress on the scale. What gives?!” We hear this a lot with both new clients coming to us for weight loss and also at times those who have been with us and have hit a plateau. So what really gives? Well, to arrive at the answer, let’s back things up and ask a few more questions first… A. What is your goal? We can have goals that…

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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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Keys to a Healthy, Effective, Sustainable Fitness Journey

If we could get you to your goal in 3 weeks but told you that you would lose your progress after another 6 weeks, would you take us up on it? Probably not, right? · What if we told you we could get you what you want, but it would take 25 years? Again, you probably would not go for this option. · Thirdly, how about a moderate-rate process, one that takes 1-3 years but you stay sane during…

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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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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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