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Anti Aging

Busting the myths about aging

For those who are looking to prolong the visible signs of aging as long as possible, there are many methods you can try. From vitamins, sports and yoga, to anti aging creams and surgery, there are so many different ways to help you feel younger, that it’s not possible to measure them all up against the...
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Runner’s Trots: The Hazards of Having Fun During A Marathon

With five miles to go and well ahead of the next competitor, Paula Radcliffe famously dropped her shorts and popped a squat on the side of the route of the London Marathon, and answered nature’s call. This is a testament to the fact runner’s trots can strike anybody, on any run, anytime, especially during a...
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8 UNIQUE TRICKS TO UPGRADE YOUR WORKOUT AND STAY IN SHAPE

When you start out training, everything feels like a challenge for the first couple of months. Then, once you know what you’re doing and you’re more in tune with your body, things do start to make sense. However, this also leads to a new problem – boredom and frustration. It doesn’t matter what areas of...

Considering A Competition? A Must Read For First Time Competitors

As a relatively new CrossFit athlete and Level 1 Trainer, I have a lot to learn about the sport itself. However, I come from a diverse background of fitness, coaching, personal training and athleticism, having begun my love for competitive fighting in my mid-thirties.  Now, as I round out the final few years of my...
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How Does Exercise Contribute To Our Overall Well Being?

Life can only be well led if both the mental and physical faculties complement each other in their strengths. Now how do you make this possible? By adopting a suitable and regular exercising regime! But results can only be guaranteed if you actually enjoy the time you spend exercising, rather than doing it because you...
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Your Weight is Just a Number

I’m rarely sick. So rare that my family doctor almost dropped me because she hadn’t seen me in so long. After I had a persistent sore throat that I feared wouldn’t go away, I made a trip to visit her. The nurse led me to the examining room and told me to step on the scale....
Whitney Cappellucci, CrossFit Albuquerque

The CrossFit Secret of Separating Good From Great

Merriam Webster defines “athlete” as a person who is proficient in sports and other forms of physical exercise. Since it’s conception, the CrossFit methodology has challenged the definition of fitness and athleticism because of the constant variance across broad time and modal domains.  But what else does CrossFit …

The Intended Stimulus of Your WOD

CrossFit works. All around the world, people are losing weight, getting stronger, and living better lives because of CrossFit. But how does CrossFit work? What makes it special compared to other fitness regimens? Here’s CrossFit’s definition of fitness, which may sound like nonsense to the layman: “Increased work …

Back To The Future

Why going back to the basics of bodyweight training can be the way to move forward: Everyone loves to be inspired, and with social media today its easy to see photos and videos of people olympic lifting, lifting big weights or making advanced calisthenics moves look simple. While these may look easy on social media, you...
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Whey Protein: The Truth Behind The Powder

Whether you use it or not, most people are aware of whey protein powder, as it is one of the most popular sports supplements available. Known for its plentiful benefits, countless research has been compiled on whey protein and one conclusion is always apparent – protein is needed by your body to simply survive and...
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Rigorous Triathlon Training When You’re Stuck Indoors for the Winter

Triathlon training indoors has its perks – you can hone your techniques, improve performance, and remain consistent with your workouts. Since it’s not always obvious what you should do to reap these benefits, here’s what I like to do when I rigorously train for a triathlon. Use Poolside Tools An indoor pool offers a …

Nutrition: How Coaching Can Accelerate Results

Remember back to kindergarten when your teacher asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up? Most of us probably went through a process of reasoning that went something like this;  I like to draw, it doesn’t seem very hard and my parents always like my pictures I give them. Therefore I’m going...

Nutrition: Why Common Doesn’t Work

You’ve probably heard it before, “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain. When it comes to what we eat in America this is on point. If you’re eating pattern looks the same as everyone else’s you can expect common results …

Nutrition: What’s The Scoop With Creatine?

It was a dark and stormy night. You were up late because you couldn’t sleep. One of your best friends just posted a Facebook status that they were going purge their friends list and delete people that weren’t really their “true” friends. What if you don’t make the cut? Can you still lift and do kipping...

Have Trust

I have been on the road to recovery after having arthroscopic surgery back in December to fix a meniscus tear in my knee. It has been full of highs and lows but overall, I am coming out stronger than when I began. There is one key learning I have had that has attributed to my...
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Sleep – How sleep can impact your performance in the gym

Sleep has a major impact on your performance, and proper sleep hygiene can help you get a better nights’ rest and perform better the next day. A good night sleep is critical to achieving peak performance in the gym. Lack of a healthy sleep causes certain things to happen to your body and mind. As...
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Calisthenics vs Kettlebells: Benefits and Hang-ups

You have plenty of workout options from which to choose, and trying to figure out what type is best confuses many people. If your goal is to build muscle, strength and endurance, you might already have settled on either calisthenics or kettlebells as your workout of choice. Take a look at the following comparisons and...

Paradigm Shift: Training & Nutrition For The Sport Of Fitness

Here’s what you need to know: -The CrossFit Games has grown immensely over the past decade, and while the classic CrossFit mantra that “The needs of an Olympian and our grandmas differ by degree, not kind” still holds true to a certain point, there must be a huge paradigm shift within the community in …
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Adaptive Athletes Succeeding at CrossFit

I’ve competed in three competitions, spectated at a few, and I’ve treated athletes as a chiropractor at the 2014 and 2015 CrossFit Games.  Never have I been more inspired, though, then I was on April 2nd, 2016.  I judged my first event, Operation: Charlie Mike at CrossFit Forever Strong in Chandler, AZ …
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Decision Fatigue, The Struggle is REAL!

By Kevin Kwan, PN-L2, Biosignature L2 Ever wonder why you feel exhausted at the end of the day, even though you didn’t do any physical activity? It’s surprising how much energy it takes to use your brain! Today more than ever, people are working longer days, more frequently – often clocking upwards of 10-12 …
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