Archive for 'Workouts'

How to Become a Supple Leopard!

Posted on 30. Jul, 2012 by .

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Becoming a supple leopard!  How awesome is that title?  I wish I could take credit for it.  It’s too bad I can’t.  Becoming a Supple Leopard is actually the title of CrossFit mobility expert Kelly Starrett’s new book coming out in February 2013.  This past weekend I was lucky enough to attend Kelly’s Movement and Mobility […]

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The Perfect Week of Exercise

Posted on 03. Jun, 2012 by .

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What would the perfect week of exercise look like? Would it be two workouts a day, every day? Would it be full body workouts or would it be focused on individual muscle groups? A little while back, I wrote a post detailing what I considered to be the perfect day of eating.  In that post, […]

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4 Reasons CrossFitters FAIL to Reach Their Goals

Posted on 04. May, 2012 by .

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What makes the difference between the people who use CrossFit to get in the best shape of their life, and the ones who fail to get results and eventually quit? That’s the question I seek to answer everyday while coaching at 2 different CrossFit affiliates, as I try to get people the best results out […]

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Why Walking Will Make you Superhuman

Posted on 27. Mar, 2012 by .

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Earlier today, I went for a walk. It wasn’t a very long walk. I didn’t set any records or break any personal bests. I can’t brag to others about how far I walked or how many calories I “burned”. I didn’t finish out of breath and barely even broke a sweat. All I did was […]

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How to Do CrossFit Workouts at Home

Posted on 25. Mar, 2012 by .

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I started doing CrossFit a year and a half ago and never want to go back to training in a normal gym again. This past December, I got certified to be a Level 1 CrossFit trainer. Currently, I coach at 2 different CrossFit gyms. In the near future, I plan to open up my own […]

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3 CrossFit Lessons You Need to Learn

Posted on 25. Jan, 2012 by .

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Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few years, you have probably heard of a thing called CrossFit.  CrossFit has exploded in popularity recently and doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.  If you have not ever trained at a CrossFit gym, you probably think it’s just some weird place […]

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11 Exercises You Can’t Live Without! New and Expanded!

Posted on 18. Jan, 2012 by .

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I linked to the 9 Exercises You Can’t Live Without in Yesterday’s post, but I think it’s an appropriate time to revisit that list and give everyone a more in-depth look at what exercises are worthwhile in the gym.  Here are the newly updated 11 Exercises You Can’t Live Without, including acceptable variations, unacceptable time-wasters, […]

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SUPERHUMAN30 Challenge: Day 7: Don’t Forget Sleep & Exercise!

Posted on 08. Jan, 2012 by .

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You’ve almost completed your first full week of the SUPERHUMAN30, and its time to ask yourself if you have accomplished all the Superhuman requirements of the past week. You’ve probably been focusing most of your time on the diet, making sure you shop for and cook up the right things while staying within the guidelines. We […]

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6 Ways to Boost HGH Levels Naturally!

Posted on 16. Dec, 2011 by .

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You don’t need to be a professional athlete to realize the magical benefits of HGH, or Human Growth Hormone.  This little anabolic hormone is used for muscle building/repair, skin and tissue strengthening, mobilization of fat stores, and shifts metabolism to the preferential use of fat. Whether 2011 National League MVP Ryan Braun, was increasing testosterone […]

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Post Workout Perfection! A Smoothie Story.

Posted on 06. Oct, 2011 by .

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While I generally recommend whole foods to liquid foods in terms of satiety and overall nutrition, I can’t deny my love for post-workout smoothies.  When I get home from the gym, Im usually not hungry enough to eat a full meal.  I know that I need to refuel quickly, but sometimes its difficult to think about food […]

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Correlation Vs Causation: Should We Be Doing Cardio?

Posted on 18. Aug, 2011 by .

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Whenever possible we need to try to distinguish the difference between correlation and causation. Just because two things generally occur together, doesn’t mean that one thing causes the other thing. In many cases, it can be completely false. For instance, most basketball players that you see are tall. It would be a mistake for you […]

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