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  1. May. 13 @ 9:41p

    Recovery


    When we lift weights we break down muscle, when we recover our body adapts and rebuilds it stronger than it was before to be able to withstand the load we put on it. If we don't recover properly we don't give our bodies a chance to rebuild and be better than before. Over time if we continue to put a load on our muscles, recover, rebuild we continue to get stronger and more fit. The better we are at recovering the more we can workout and we can improve our fitness faster and get more fit overall. Here are some ways to help your body recover faster and some brief ways they work.


    Nutrition

    • Food is fuel for performance and building blocks for recovery. You must eat enough, but quality and balance are very important. 
    • Protein is used to build muscle. Carbs replenish glycogen in your muscles. Quality Fats have Essential Fatty Acids that help in recovery of joints and the building of bones. 
    • Supplements like fish oil and whey protein can help recovery but they won't do much if the rest of your diet is bad. 

    Sleep

    • Muscle is repaired during sleep. 
    • 8-10 hours of quality sleep is best for optimum recovery. 
    • In deep sleep the body will produce HGH

    Sports Massage, See a Chiropractor, Yoga, Muscle Stimulation, Romwod, Lacrosse ball work, Foam Rolling, Cupping, Cryotherapy, 

    • Professional body work is the most effective. 
    • Foam rolling can be done to relieve soreness and work out knots causing tight muscles.  Foam Rolling should be focused on overactive muscles to help restore muscle balance during movement. 

    Hydration

    • The recovery and muscle building processes is much slower with out adequate hydration, it is needed to carry nutrients to your muscles
    • If your dehydrated your body can cramp up or even break down muscle tissue. 







  2. Apr. 3 @ 7:35a

    April




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  3. Mar. 9 @ 11:37a

    March

  4. Mar. 9 @ 11:35a

    Starting CrossFit


    Here are a few links we like for advice on getting started. We also hand out some rules and tips at the gym. Here are some of the most important things  from our experience.

    -Listen to your coaches, they have your best interest in mind and have helped many new athletes before.

    -Build a good foundation for your fitness house. We have progressions and we like certain scaling techniques for a reason. Some are even better for some athletes than others, we are all different with different posture, and strengths and weaknesses. Skipping important steps can be dangerous, you need fitness walls before the windows.

    -Take it one day/ workout at a time. Some days will be amazing, and you will celebrate, some days will be tough. Don't get down on yourself. Always stay positive. A tough day at the gym will be better for your fitness than a day on the couch.

    -Have Fun!


    Here are some links we like for more starting CrossFit education.

    The Ultimate Guide to CrossFit Lingo

    CrossFit Terms

    17 Bits of Advice for CrossFit Beginers

    A Beginers Guide to CrossFit
  5. Feb. 8 @ 3:06p

    February

  6. Jan. 2 @ 2:53p

    January



    Heat times for Saturday, see everyone soon!
    8:40 Stop, Drop & Squat
    8:50 Janice and Misty
    9:00 The Comeback Queens
    9:10 Pup EMOMs
    9:20 Straight Outta’ Bios
    9:30 Na - Boxcar
    9:40
    9:50 Scott & Troy
    10:00 Dennis and Patrick
    10:10 Scott and Dave
    10:20
    10:30 Two Peas in a WOD
    10:40 M&M
    10:50 Loomis Ladies
    11:00 Forty N’ Fit
    11:10
    11:20 TBA
    11:30 Boxcar Crossfit
    11:40 The Fog
    11:50 Rowing Pains
    12:00 Less Talkin More Chalkin
    12:10 Crossfit Jedi
    12:20 Dad Bod’s in Full Effect
    12:30 Amino Disrespect

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  7. Dec. 21 @ 2:06p

    I am the type of person that__________




     "I am the type of person that__________"

    This is a idea I picked up recently from a podcast or audio book that I have been thinking about. I believe positive self talk goes a long way towards becoming successful towards your goals, what ever they may be.  If you tell yourself that I am the type of person that does something in certain situations, you have decided in advance and you don't  have to consider another option that will take yourself in the wrong direction. What type of person do you want to be? Here are a few ways to finish the sentence above I want to keep telling myself.

    loves and takes care of my family
    does what I expect of myself even when no one is watching.
    finishes the last round of a work out or end of a amrap with everything I have.
    works hard to become stronger and move better.
    stays away from sweets in social situations.
    is always learning.
    watches educational t.v. instead of crap.
    is always working to improve my self and those around me.