We have all heard that rest days are how our bodies recovery, repair and rebuild our bodies. I want to talk to you about a different kind of rest. The kind of rest that takes place in middle of that Constantly Varied, Functional Movement, High Intensity workout. You should be able to picture it. You are in the middle of your workout. You have your hookgrip, but the bar isn't moving and you aren't even holding the bar. You have a hookgrip on your shorts or special lululemon pants and you are bent over wondering why the guy next to you is taking all your oxygen!
We have all heard that fish oil is good for us, but most of us do not fully understand its importance in exercise recovery. Yes, exercise is good and we should all be doing it, but we also need to remember that our bodies need help in recovering from it. This is where Omega-3 fish oil comes into play.
What is Omega-3 Fish oil?
Its no secret that exercise is an important part of this health game we’re all playing, that’s why we’re here and participate. It is only part of the complexity that makes for a healthy person. The depth of the health and wellness field continues to grow as we interpret new information and understand how it interconnects. One topics that’s getting more attention is gut health. For the most part, we know it’s important, but why?? What is it that we’re actually talking about? And why does it matter to you?
If you know a little about me, you may recall my first experience with CrossFit. It was here at CrossFit Strong and it was definitely interesting. It not only became the reason I love CrossFit but also began my love and understanding of coaching CrossFit.
The workout that day was Fran and although I had done thrusters and pull-ups at 24, I definitely did not know what to expect. As soon as the workout began, I was immediately getting cues from a coach named Gale.
Some may wonder, is it possible to CrossFit while injured? From my personal experience this summer I can tell you, yes.
Looking to complete a sprint or olympic distance triathlon this fall? We can help you get there! Held in McKinney, TX on September 25, the Stonebridge Ranch event offers both distances, a shorter "super-sprint", and relay options for those of you who'd like to make it a team effort. Not sure about your swimming or biking abilities? No problem! If enough people sign up, we'll schedule group workouts specifically geared around these events.
I know each of us have different reasons we exercise: to stay healthy, look better, compete, burn off stress. The list goes on and on and they are all byproducts of working out and doing CrossFit. Another byproduct is Functional Tolerance.
I vividly remember the first time I walked into Crossfit Strong. All I saw as we first stepped in the door was a mostly empty warehouse with a few ropes hanging from the ceiling, a pull-up rig, and a whole lot of free weights (this was over 6 years ago). There wasn’t a single treadmill, elliptical, or weight machine in sight. I turned to my friend who had brought me and immediately asked him if we could leave. I was truly terrified.
As adults life can become pretty crazy and complex between work, relationships, kids, family, errands and to just trying to make time for yourself to unwind (what’s that?). A common important part of our lives can suffer: our sleep! You hear the common phrase I’ll sleep when I’m dead but lacking sleep can be extremely detrimental.
Have you found yourself lately thinking "What is this thing called the 'Open' that everyone is talking about?! Why do the coaches keep encouraging members to sign up?"
The Open is an annual online worldwide CrossFit competition that anyone can participate in over 5 weeks in February and March. Whether you’ve been doing CrossFit for a week or 10 years you can sign up and compete in the Open. Whether you are finally figuring out the difference between a clean & jerk and thruster or you are hoping to string together muscle ups in an Open WOD you can be a part of the Open.