Articles

Knowledge is POWER!

Knowledge is POWER!

Benefits of CrossFit

This article may be written by askmen.com, but sums up why we love CrossFit and think it’s one of the best ways to get fit, stay fit, and have an awesome time doing so.

————————————————————————————————————————————

What is the Paleo Diet?

Diet is the biggest component to looking the way you want and being HEALTHY. People can CrossFit and workout for years, but if your diet is not good, you really won’t see the incredible benefits that you expect. You may hear others in the gym mention “Paleo” and wonder what the heck they are talking about. Here’s tons of info on what we agree is the best way to eat for being healthy.

————————————————————————————————————————————

Lose Your Fear of Weight Lifting

Weightlifting is the key to losing fat, building muscle, and so much more. Here’s why you should consider it and do it!

————————————————————————————————————————————

“I Drank the CrossFit Kool-Aid”

Why celeb trainer Bob Harper got down with CrossFit!

————————————————————————————————————————————

The CrossFit Dilema: Why can’t I lift more than THAT person

“Many athletes may wonder why they are not able to lift more than the person next to them. This is especially true of males, and this can be a sore subject among men in the CrossFit world. Many men, and to a lesser extent women, that I have spoken to felt self-conscious if there was a workout that had a particularly heavy load that they themselves did not have the ability to lift, but other athletes present could. Some have even admitted to lifting the weight even though they knew the load was too heavy, all because those around them were lifting the load. This, of course, eventually led to injury or intense soreness in the aftermath of the workout.”

Clink on the link above for more!

————————————————————————————————————————————

Reasons Why Women Should Lift Weight

It’s a common misconception that women tend to think the way to a lean, toned physique, is acquired by running, running, a little eliptical, and then some more running.

“However, if you’ve been peeking around at this “CrossFit thing” to see what it’s all about, and maybe are a little intimidated to try, I invite you to give it a go and see what you think. Don’t be scared off by the naysayers who think CrossFit is only for insane people, is too intense for the average Jane, or will cause you great physical harm. When done correctly, CrossFit is safe and effective…and even fun! Here are 8 reasons why women should CrossFit.”

————————————————————————————————————————————

Benefits of CrossFit for Runners

Some interesting info on how CrossFit can strengthen your running performance.

————————————————————————————————————————————

The Truth about Rhabdomyolosis

Something you all should be familiar with. In short, rhabdo is the break down of actual muscle fibers that are released into the blood stream. It is the result of extremely intense workouts and can be fatal. It is usually found in individuals who have more muscle mass and have been previously conditioned to push themselves to the extreme, get out of that conditioning, and then start right back up in something intense. Please read this article so you are clued in on the condition.

————————————————————————————————————————————

What is a Foam Roller, How Do I Use it, and Why Does it Hurt?

Learn about those foamy things you see in the gym and everywhere. Why we use them and how they can help you!

————————————————————————————————————————————

10 Diet and Exercise Myths that Pack on Pounds

Think you are right on track and wondering why you aren’t seeing results? Check out this article that helps to debunk the common myths about diet and exercise and see what you might be missing.

————————————————————————————————————————————

On Tendinitis

Tendonitis is an overuse injury. This condition arises when the volume of the workouts exceed your body’s ability to recover. Since our muscles have better blood supplies than our connective tissue…..

————————————————————————————————————————————

Starchy Carbs for Optimal Performance and Fat Loss

“In recent years, while the rest of the world continued to live in fear of fat, the fitness community totally embraced it.  Carbohydrates became the target of our frustrations; we blamed them for making us fat, compromising our immune function, keeping us inflamed, and generally ruining our lives.  We’ve learned our lesson now and carbs have had their reputation restored.  It’s really about time, considering the role that carbohydrates play in the performance of nearly every sport, especially weightlifting.  Still, there are some things we need to discuss as far as what’s optimal.”

————————————————————————————————————————————

7 Tips to get you Pull Ups!

Are you stillllllllll stuck on that darn band, hoping and praying to get off it? Here’s some insight to help you strengthen your pull ups and help you achieve your goals!

————————————————————————————————————————————

The Truth About Metabolic Damage

Try to ignore all the massively big bodies on this articles page :) Great read for all.