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My Story and My “Why” for Brickhouse

Hi, I’m Ryan, and I want to help people live better lives. At Brickhouse we use fitness and nutrition to help people be healthier, happier, more confident and, most importantly, live amazing lives. That’s where we are now, in 2020. But I want to back up a few years and give you the story that led me here and the things that have been created in order to have this life transformation engine we call Brickhouse. Brickhouse CrossFit was…

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CrossFit + Nutrition = Results

There is a thing I didn’t advertise when I started CrossFit and really began training hard in 2014. All my friends saw was that I was working out twice per day, 6:30am and 6:30pm and that I was obsessed with exercise. Well, I was! But the thing I didn’t talk about enough, and I should have, is that I completely overhauled my diet at the time. I went from eating whatever I felt like at the time – along…

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Why Nutrition Is a Crucial Part of Your CrossFit Routine

Mathew Fraser is the Fittest Man on Earth, and his CrossFit routine is obviously a big reason why. But there’s an aspect to Fraser’s routine that’s just as important: nutrition. Speaking to GQ back in July, the 28-year-old Tennessean credits nutrition for helping him maintain his apex-level fitness. And for the three-time (2016, 2017, and 2018) CrossFit Games champion, it’s as simple as eating well. “I just try to eat well,” Fraser tells GQ. “No junk food. No soda. Very little…

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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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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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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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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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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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What You Need To Know About Low-Calorie Diets

  If you’ve battled with weight loss or even had isolated periods of trying to lose that pesky 10-15 pounds, you’ve likely been on some sort of calorie-restrictive diet. · And it’s no secret that that’s how we lose weight – we put ourselves in a calorie deficit – meaning we are burning more calories than we are taking in. It’s just the physics of weight loss. · But what actually happens after we’re in a calorie deficit for…

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Bathroom Stuff: Fix Your Digestion and Gut Health

If you’re struggling with digestion and overall gut health, you’re not alone. ·⠀ With the way our agriculture and food supply systems have been moving, more and more people are being affected to a greater degree.⠀ ·⠀ The application of Round Up to vegetables; the antibiotics and hormones that go into the animals we eat. ·⠀ These things are going to eventually (if not already) take a toll on our gut biome. ·⠀ Add to that other lifestyle and…

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