Category Archive: general fitness

Oct
31

Momentum

Have you ever watched someone work a yo-yo.  The spool goes up and down, but not without a source of power or momentum.  If the timing is off during either phase- up or down, the yo-yo fails to continue moving.  With practice, this movement and momentum seems to become easier to recreate.  The yo-yo then …

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Oct
10

Time is Now

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Yesterday, I was talking to my friend.  During the conversation, I asked these questions:  ” Why are all the coaches in children’s sports overweight?  Why do they set this example to their athletes?”  I was generalizing when I said “all”, but I see it so much it seemed appropriate at the time.  My friend then …

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Sep
29

What’s in your Warmup

A warmup for a workout should do just that: warm you up for the workout you are getting ready to do.  It should prepare your muscles and joints for the work you are going to do.  Have you ever done a workout without or with an improper warmup?  Did you feel like half of your …

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Sep
26

High Fives for Working Out

Working out in a group can be a rewarding and fun experience.  It is usually easier to stay motivated in a group environment because you have some accountability.  Here are my top five tips for working out in a group setting with a coach. Be on Time.  Showing up on time for your class shows …

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Sep
08

Training around an Injury

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 A few days after my crossfit competition, my general soreness had diminished.  I found one area that the soreness just seemed to linger.  It wasn’t bad, it just didn’t go away.  It has now been 1 1/2 weeks and it still hurts.  When I woke up yesterday, I thought to myself… “what am I going …

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Aug
22

Working out while away

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The last few times I have gone away on a trip I have been able to visit a few Crossfit boxes to get a workout.  It is amazing that in a few short years Crossfit has grown enough to find Crossfit in most cities in the U.S.  This time, I did drive an hour for my …

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Jun
27

Be Patient…Strength will come

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Since starting crossfit two and a half years ago, I have made many strength gains along the way.  In the beginning, it was relatively easy as almost every lift was new to me.  As my strength increased over the years, my patience has had to grow too.  New personal records don’t come as often any …

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Jun
23

Bad News… Good News

The Paleo Community received some bad news recently with a post from    U.S.   Health News.  The post contains some inaccurate and inadequate information regarding the Paleo diet.  The good news, however, was shared by Robb Wolf and the rebuttal to the article is posted here.  This article is a must-read and contains information by legitimate …

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Jun
20

Workout while you are on Vacation

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While vacationing from your regular activities may be necessary to rejuvenate, you should try to incorporate regular exercise into your vacation time.  Because exercise is important to your overall health, it should not be abandoned “just to take a break”.  You could use this time off to change up your regular routine and do something …

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Jun
13

How do I fit Healthy into my Lifestyle?

Sometimes change is easy and sometimes it is not.  Changing from an unhealthy lifestyle to a healthy one can be difficult, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be.  You do have to be willing to change some habits that may be preventing you from living the healthiest lifestyle possible for you.  Here are some tips …

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