CrossFit CF-L1 Instructor, Kettlebell Concepts Instructor, Concept 2 Rowing Instructor, CrossFit Mobility Instructor, Paleo Nutrition Geek
coachcanadan has written 41 posts for Coach Dan's Cave-Writings

How “Chronic Cardio” Can Make You GAIN Weight!

Ok, I’m writing this because this seems to be one of the most misunderstood concepts in fitness.  Most people, when asked if they exercise, will say that they do, they run “x” amount of miles per day, or week, or whatever.  No sprinting, no heavy weight training, just long, slow distance running.  And most people … Continue reading

Why Rest Between Sets?

So lately at the box, I seem to be having this conversation a lot.  We’re working on a strength set, perhaps it’s deadlift 3-3-3-3-3, and I have people finished the entire workout in under 10 minutes.  So we have to sit down and have a little talk about basic human bioenergetics, and how it applies … Continue reading

The Etiquette Of Chalk

Alright, I’m going to make this short and to the point.  There has been a lot of talk lately about chalking up in the gym, and how this relates to safety and performance.  And while I am a firm believer in the importance of chalk, people will often take it way too far and abuse … Continue reading

A Reminder Of Why I Do What I Do

So this post isn’t so much about what you should eat, or how you should train, or anything like that.  It’s just a short post to share with you something that inspired me beyond words last week, with hopes of inspiring you as well.  I recall something along these lines going around the internet last … Continue reading

Allow Me To Clarify…

So this won’t be a super-long post, but it’s something that I need to say here because I’m tired of having the same arguments with people about the paleo way of life.  This is something that people seem to not be able to grasp, and I’m not sure why this is such a difficult concept, … Continue reading

Are You Resting Enough?

So as CrossFitters / Weightlifters / Athletes we tend to talk a lot about training, and how much we do. There seems to be a LOT of emphasis on doing multiple days a week, even multiple times a day. “Yeah man, I CrossFit five times a week, I do a Starting Strength cycle Monday, Wednesday, … Continue reading

What I’ve Been Up To Lately…

So I know that I haven’t been posting a lot lately, but I’m trying to get better at it.  Call it a New Year’s Resolution if you want to.   I’ve been really getting into the nutrition world lately, to the point where I’m actually considering going (back?) to school for something in this world. … Continue reading

Quick Post On How To Get Started

Here’s an email to a friend of mine who was asking me how to get started with this whole eating healthy thing, while trying to gain some muscle mass.  This is somewhat simplistic, but a good starting point nonetheless.  Here we go. “So if I understand you correctly, you want to drop some body fat … Continue reading

Cholesterol, cholesterol, and MORE cholesterol!

So there has been a lot of talk lately about cholesterol, and what exactly it means.  Facebook is rampant of contrasting views, and there are blog posts around every corner talking about how good/bad cholesterol is for us, and how it’s saving/killing us, etc…  So this post is intended or the basic layperson to get … Continue reading

Time To Gain Some Weight!

So recently I’ve been asked a few times about good ways to GAIN weight / muscle mass while CrossFitting and staying healthy at the same time.  As most of you know, I’ve been following the paleo diet for almost a year now, and I’ve been pretty strict on the no-dairy aspect of it.  For this … Continue reading

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