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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

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

Why CrossFit is AWESOME. You Should Do It.

So I used to run everyday.  I used to do triathlons, and I spent a lot of time training and doing Long Slow Distance (LSD) training.  I thought I was in pretty good shape, as would anyone who has been training in endurance sports for a few years.  I ate “healthy” (lots of carbs and … Continue reading

Why Full Range Of Motion, and Why Can’t I Cheat?

First of all, if you don’t know why we as CrossFitters always strive for the fullest range of motion possible, then you probably missed one or  two of your foundations classes, or you at least were dazed from a workout and were unable to retain any information.  So why do we strive for full ROM?  … Continue reading

The Importance of (Not) Going RX’d

I’ve been noticing a trend of people trying to do WODs Rx’d  when they really shouldn’t be.  I know that there’s something appealing and romantic about hitting a WOD with the same weight that Kristen Clever or Rob Orlando would use.  But there’s a reason that the Rx’d weights are what they are.  The most efficient way to train … Continue reading

Muscle-ups Finally!

Alright, so at our box in the month of February, we had a muscle-up challenge.  One the first day, two the second day……twenty-eight the twenty-eighth day.  First off, a muscle-up is a gymnastics movement wherein you hold the rings and execute a pull-up and swing your body upwards into a dip position and push yourself … Continue reading

Paleo Progress! It Actually Works!

So I just wanted to update y’all on my progress with eating paleo, and to once again urge you to give it a try, for at the very least 30 days, and see what happens from there.  This photo was taken today, April 18th, 2011, and if you look back at the photos even from … Continue reading

Frostbite 2011, and The Paleo Challenge has officially begun!

Howdy, folks! So last Saturday I travelled up to Long Island City in Queens to participate in the First ever Frostbite Winter Challenge, hosted by Vadim Noskov and CrossFit Long Island City.  The day consisted of three separate events, and they all took place outside.  I was the sole representative of CrossFit 718, and I … Continue reading

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