Functional Fitness

What is Functional Fitness

The body is incredible in its engineering. One muscle’s movement informs another. Tendons tighten and store energy like rubber bands. Your core tightens and stabilizes you which increases the amount of weight you can pick up. Yet when we go to the gym what do we do? We sit down in static machines and work a single muscle group, We … Read More

Scaling

You Should Scale Your Workout

CrossFit has a level of competition in to it. You are always chasing someone even if that someone is the you from yesterday. Many workouts may include movements that seem intimidating or because of injury are impossible for you. That is okay! This is why scaling exists in CrossFit.   When we say scaling, we mean modifying a workout or … Read More

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How Diet Affects Your Hormones

Starting a diet is an exciting time in your life in which you are much more aware of what you eat and get to monitor your weight loss in real-time. What you eat can also affect your hormones. Not only that, but lots of things affect your hormones, and if they’re not managed, it can lead to more severe problems … Read More

Active Charcoal

Why Activated Charcoal?

What charcoal is and its makeup Charcoal is a black porous solid material that remains after wood is burnt under certain limited-oxygen conditions for a long duration of time. Under such conditions, components of wood such as water and organic matter evaporate, leaving behind briquettes of charcoal residue. The chemical components of charcoal, according to laboratory analysis, include water in … Read More

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Serious Gains: 3 Muscle-Building Meals to Try at Home

Looking to put on muscle? For many individuals, gaining quality muscle can be a challenge — and often it’s because they’re not eating right. You don’t need fancy protein powders to put on the muscle mass you’re looking for (unless you’re a bodybuilder or professional athlete) — everything you need is in your kitchen.  Here are three delicious muscle-building meals … Read More

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5 Everyday Things You Can Do to Improve Your Outlook on Life

Life is short, so it’s important to enhance its quality as much as possible while you’re living it. There are so many messages out there about what you should be focused on that it can be hard to figure out what to do. Here are a few things you should be prioritizing. Exercise Exercise can help you in monumental ways. … Read More

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Back in the Groove: How Veterans Find Purpose After Returning Home

According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, “Then nation’s majority suffer from mental illness, alcoholism or substance abuse…” So how do veterans discover their purpose and find true meaning in life? After returning home from battle or active duty, you might feel lost, without purpose, or irritated. It’s natural to go through these feelings of grief and loss, but … Read More

Crossfit Coach Coaching

6 things you should expect of your coach

(and 4 things your coach should expect of you) The depth and breadth of a trainer’s capacity in each of these areas affects not only whether he or she becomes more fit but also the degree to which the client becomes more fit. Athletes should always be looking for and expecting the very best qualities in their coaches. If you … Read More

Misguided Journey

As a CrossFit athlete, I can reflect on the changes that I have made in my lifestyle and admire the progress that has been made; but as a CrossFit athlete, I must continue to look forward, constantly moving in the direction of my next goal, my next challenge, my next victory! My chosen lifestyle is not a destination, but a … Read More