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There’s More to Life Than CrossFit

Routine is the enemy. You hear this a lot in CrossFit. So, why are so many CrossFitters stuck in the routine of only doing CF? I get it, you love CF and it has had such an impact on your life. You have seen more gains in body composition and performance than ever before. However,...

Are You Too Sick To WOD?

Its that time of year again…you have a cough, runny nose, and your head feels like its going to explode. Yep, you’re sick! Unfortunately, even if you eat all the right things, exercise, and take your supplements, you are still susceptible to getting sick. A number of things can compromise the immune system, including …

I Want To Do a Pull-Up!

The infamous pull-up…a movement that is at the top of many to-do lists (especially for the women)! So, how do you get your chin up over the bar? There are a couple schools of thought when it comes to training the pull-up. Some say you should gain the strength to do a strict pull-up before...

Can’t You Just Tell Me What To Eat?

I get questions similar to this all the time: “Just tell me how much protein, fat and carbs to eat and when…” Simple question, right? Don’t you think that if I, or anyone else for that matter, had the magic plan that worked for everyone – you would have heard about it by now?? Believe...

Why I’m a Paleo Drop-out and Carbs Are My Best Friend!

Paleo. This is what you hear all the time in CrossFit gyms and all over the Internet. It seems to be the diet that will not only solve all your physical and mental ailments, but will increase your performance. I’m not here to totally discount the Paleo diet by any means. Maybe it works for...

Strong Is The New Skinny – And That’s a GREAT Thing!

I’m not perfect and I’m by no means skinny – nor do I ever want to be. But strong – now that’s something I can get on board with! Over the past year my legs and butt have grown to the point where I no longer fit into my pants. This would send many women...
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What to Bring (and What to Leave Behind) For a Successful WOD

By: Jennifer Cohen Bring: 1. A Sense of Curiosity. And Common Sense. Whether this is your first time stepping in a box, or you’re fighting for a sub 4 minute FRAN, bring a sense of curiosity to each and every WOD. See someone doing dynamic stretching and you’ve always wanted to give it a shot? Walk...

Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Ahhh…..the never ending debate about what is the “best program.” Is it Crossfit? Bodybuilding style perhaps? How about powerlifting? Maybe Olympic lifting? What about endurance training? The list is endless and has sparked much debate, smack talking and hurt feelings throughout the years. Is a best …
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Health, Not Healthcare

Let’s talk about health. Not about healthcare reform. Not about a broken system. And not about who’s at fault. Obesity costs are currently estimated at over $190 billion every year in the United States, which represents over 20% of medical spending in this country. (Check this study out) I don’t care what side …

Can Fibromyalgia Patients Enjoy CrossFit?

Fibromyalgia is a condition that’s not very well understood by many physicians, although it’s beginning to finally come to the forefront of people’s understanding and acceptable. Unfortunately, for years, the symptoms of it – mainly held by women – were viewed as simply annoying nitpicking by those who were …

Underdogs?

That word has so much meaning attached to it. The guys no one has paid any mind to, those that fly always under the radar, waiting for the right opportunity to strike. Those overlooked by the upper echelons of their respective sport maybe? A lot of people would say that all of those apply to...

Posture and Pain in Children

For the most part, parents are in tune with their children. When they fall, they pick them up, bandage a cut knee and kiss bruises better. But when their child complains that ‘my back is sore’, it is often overlooked or disregarded. In our practice, we have parents who come in with their kids and...

Baby food is where I drew the line.

  Since beginning my CrossFit journey in August 2013, my eyes have been opened to many new and strange experiences in this hitherto unknown (to me) world of fitness. For the most part, I drink the Kool-Aid and like it.  For example, my vocabulary has expanded to the point that I can speak the lingo...

Shop Like a Pauper, Eat Like a Prince

“I want to eat better, but healthy food is so much more expensive.” I cannot count the number of times I’ve heard this line, or some variation of it. Yes, healthy eating is more expensive. As a matter of fact, healthy eating will cost you a whopping $1.50 extra per day, according to an article...

Mobility Must Haves: Ankles, Hips, and T-spine

Stretching is out; mobility is in. Long gone are the days of static muscle stretching to “loosen up” before a work out, practice, or game. If your joints are stiff, there is limited potential for the muscle to stretch. Instead, focus your warm-up on joint mobility, particularly your ankles, hips, and thoracic spine …

Easy as 1,2,3: The not ao revolutionary strength program

There are a lot of great programs out there. You’ve got smlov, bulgarian, cuban, 5/3/1, and probably a million others. While all these programs are great for their specific sport, few can be integrated into multiple sports. That is the main goal of this program. It is not neccessarily set rules, but a philisophy …

Sharing Fitness in 2014

No I haven’t done my level one (yet) , but i’m passionate about all kinds of fitness especially crossfit. It got me into the summer shape I wanted and people noticed, so much so that while on holiday this December in sunny South Africa, when I should be resting from training and celebrating my university...
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Kay started the fundamentals program in October 2013. Like any good boyfriend, Andrew was the one who dragged Kay out on the first day for the intro and assessment session. You all know how it works. A couple that works out together, stays together! They both were dying, but came back for more. After completing the fundamentals program, they both then did additional personal training with me to get themselves ready for the group classes. Kay and Andrew joined the group classes mid January 2014 and are doing well. Andrew, you are rocking it in the mornings and having fun in Weightlifting 101, but I am going to shine the light on Kay today. Check out her before and after pictures. Kay dropped several clothes size going from size 16 to size 10/12. Her weight went from 182lbs to 159lbs. Besides the numbers, her story is pretty kick ass. When she first started CrossFit, she didn't care for PRs and nutrition, until April 2014, when she had blood work done. It was a wake up call for her. Her triglyceride was high at 458 and cholesterol at 254, and Kay was also diagnosed as being pre-diabetic. Kay got scared because her family has a history of heart diseases and diabetes. Her father and brother both started taking heart medication at the age of 34. In addition, her father's family also has a history of early deaths; from the ages of 37 to the 60's. She did not want to end up down the same route and made changes with the help of her nutritionist and personal trainer. Kay started to monitor her food and used a food diary app which was checked weekly by her nutritionist. She learned to cut out grains and processed foods, and followed a semi paleo diet, with the exception of cutting out legumes and a little bit of dairy. Kay started losing weight in April of this year and learned that nutrition, exercising, and weight training go hand in hand. She thanks Andrew for convincing her to do CrossFit as she feels like she's gained her life back. Kay's goal is to lose more weight, lift heavier weights, and just to be stronger overall. She believes this is her year... as they say life begins at 40, she turns 40 this September. Keep up your hard work and dedication, Kay! She is a great example of changing her lifestyle and becoming healthier. We are all proud of you and support you!

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