Knee Sleeves & Wraps: The Pros & Cons

2018-07-15T17:36:11-05:00July 15th, 2018|CrossFit, Fitness|

Chances are you've seen someone with a wrap, sleeve or apparatus on their knee(s) while lifting at the gym. Maybe you're even using some type of knee support now ... There are distinct advantages and disadvantages to knee SLEEVES and knee WRAPS - which are two different things. Knee Wraps What are they? Commonly worn by competitive powerlifters and bodybuilders, knee wraps are made of the same elastic material that is typically [...]

The Worst Advice You’ve Ever Heard?

2018-07-12T11:00:45-05:00July 12th, 2018|CrossFit, Fitness, Health, Motivation|

"You can sleep when you're dead". I know you've heard this before. You've said it before. You've said it to someone else before. I'm sure it was just meant to be a good ol' kick in the balls so you could motivate yourself or someone else. But let's get real here for a moment. When it comes to exercise, REST is incredibly important. In fact, without it, you'll never get your gainz [...]

Recipe of the Week: Garlic Beef & Broccoli Lo Mein

2018-06-21T19:16:49-05:00June 21st, 2018|Fitness, Health, Recipe|

Don't you just LOVE an easy meal that can feed the entire family AND keep well for leftovers ... or a midnight snack?! Well, if that's what you need this week, you've come to the right place. This easy, 20 minute Garlic Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein will be a hit with everyone, including your time and wallet! INGREDIENTS 8 ounces lo mein noodles (gluten free if available) 3 cups broccoli florets [...]

Crucial For Athletic Success? One Word: Composure.

2018-06-20T14:42:06-05:00June 20th, 2018|CrossFit, Fitness, Health, Motivation|

As part of our "Woke Athlete" email series, we have been dissecting individual aspects of what we define as a "woke athlete". Those three components are:  Overcoming aversions Composure Virtuosity Programming, diet and mobility are all serious aspects of the athletic success puzzle; but an often neglected component, training the MIND, presents greater opportunities for athletes to continue to improve on an exponential scale. Training plateaus are tough. But having a tough [...]

Is Intensity Missing From Your Workouts?

2018-06-12T21:00:32-05:00June 12th, 2018|CrossFit, Fitness, Motivation|

Everyone is in search of the holy grail of programs. The one that is going to lead them to the CrossFit Games. The one that is going to get them on the same playing field as THE Mat Fraser ... The program to end all programs. Why don’t you sit down for a minute, because what I’m about to tell you may shock you. …… …… The secret ingredient is intensity, not [...]

Why My Last Workout Changed My Life

2018-06-01T16:49:24-05:00June 1st, 2018|CrossFit, Fitness, Motivation|

You know, for a long time when I was younger and growing up, people always said that "it can't be done". Or, "you can't do that". Insert whatever goal in for "it" that you'd like, I'd always get told that. It got really frustrating and my once very carefree and entrepreneurial spirit took a back seat to conformity ... it was less painful and seemed to cause less friction in my everyday [...]

Recipe of the Weekend: HOLIDAY EDITION

2018-05-23T08:23:23-05:00May 23rd, 2018|CrossFit, Fitness, Health, Recipe|

You'll be the BBQ Hero this weekend if you throw down this recipe at the picnic table! Everyone loves a good potato salad. But ... sometimes you want to be a little more disciplined. So, you keep the theme, but you "make it your way". With our Holiday Edition of Recipe of the Week, we present a delicious AND TASTY, alternative to your traditional potato salads. Get cookin'! ==> INGREDIENTS 1/2 pound bacon [...]

The REAL Problem Behind “Cherry Picking” Your WODs

2018-05-17T21:14:27-05:00May 17th, 2018|CrossFit, Fitness, Motivation|

You ready to get real for second? Ok. Let's get real. I know you've skipped a workout before because it looked "too hard" or "you wouldn't be good at it". AKA you let your ego take charge and it couldn't handle the truth. You took one look at that WOD and said "NO THANKS, MAN!". I get it. I've done it before, too. And it's always been because I've forgotten one little [...]

Recipe of the Week: Bibimbap

2018-05-17T20:35:56-05:00May 17th, 2018|CrossFit, Fitness, Health, Recipe|

If you've ever had Korean food before, you've probably had some form of Bibimbap. The dish is totally flexible and you can add or subtract veggies as you please. The real magic here is the combination of the sweet chili beef sauce, mixed with the pickled vegetables, should you choose to add those. ZING! INGREDIENTS Rice 2-4 cups cooked jasmine rice Spinach 1/2 Tbsp cooking oil 6 cups fresh spinach 1 tsp toasted sesame oil Pinch of salt Chili Garlic [...]

Reduce Inflammation With These 4 Simple Steps

2018-05-10T13:05:41-05:00May 10th, 2018|Fitness|

FIGHT INFLAMMATION We hear about this all the time ... but what is "inflammation" and how does it affect you? Inflammation comes from the word "inflame", which means to set on fire. Ouch ... that doesn't sound to comfortable, does it?! TWO TYPES OF INFLAMMATION Acute inflammation is a quick immune response that the body displays to an "attack" causing redness, swelling, pain and heat. Chronic inflammation is acute that has lingered [...]

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