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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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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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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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CrossFit for Weight Loss: 3 Things You Need to Know

  One of the amazing traits of CrossFit is that it has so many applications to such a wide range of people. Wanna build strength and muscle? CrossFit · Training for a 10k? CrossFit · Looking to lose body fat and see the scale drop? CrossFit It’s such a versatile program that can be used for virtually any goal or area of life. And it can adapted to fit anyone in their current level of fitness! So why do…

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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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Stop Looking at the Scale, Start Looking at Biofeedback

  When in a dieting phase, it can become all too common to continuously look at the number on the scale. After all, we’re trying to LOSE weight, right? · We base our perception of progress on whether the scale has gone up or down each day. · “Down 1.5lbs….yes! This is totally working!” Next day, “Up 1lb…ahh what is going on, I was doing so great?” · And the emotional roller-coaster continues in this fashion, adding tremendous stress…

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