3 Mistake Every CrossFitter Makes

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We’ve all been there, making progress every week, hitting PRs every month…it’s an addicting ride, for sure. One that I’m very familiar with! But eventually the progress stops and we wonder WHAT ELSE we need to be doing to keep the progress-high going. Instead of adding programs and squat cycles and accessory work onto your training, what if we pulled …

Your Nervous System Remembers

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It’s been awhile since we’ve talked about CrossFit! Since we’re in the middle of the Open and many are feeling a little ‘CNS-y’ after 19.2, what a perfect time to talk about this subject. You’ve likely heard of metabolic adaptation. The theory that your metabolic rate will adapt to the energy expended and consumed at any given time. For example, …

When CrossFit Doesn’t Love you Back

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Sooo I discontinued my CrossFit membership 😵 # Not because of the gym itself…I LOVE THE GYM and all its people. # And definitely not because I don’t love CrossFit…we all know I’m obsessed! # No, it’s because CrossFit doesn’t love me back 😪 # I’ve been trying to make this one-sided relationship work for the past year and we …

How to ‘Cut’ for Vacation

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How to ‘cut’ for vacation => DON’T # Just one of the many mistakes I see people make in their nutrition and body composition goals: try to lose weight and cut for a specific event that involves minimal working out, rich food, and excessive alcohol over a long period of time.. # Our metabolism is extremely adaptable, so if we …

When to Take a Rest Day

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Workouts that move your fitness & strength forward don’t have to leave you feeling annihilated. In fact, doing so on a regular basis can actually be WORSE for you than not exercising at all! Now before you all run at me with knives, please understand that this is a broad statement…hoping that with this post we can help you define …

Twin Studies Podcast: Finding Your Why

Stesha Lifestyle, Nutrition, Training

In this episode, we welcome Stesha Gulick back on the show! Stesha is a Nutrition Coach for her own business called Strength by Nutrition. She was also a former guest from way back in episode 4. If you haven’t heard that episode, be sure to check it out! In today’s episode, we talked with Stesha about her experience living at …

Different Training, Different Body Compositions

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6 years ago when I was a competitive half marathoner (left). And today just trying to be a decent CrossFitter (right). • Back then I’d run trails, roads, treadmills all day every day. These days I probably run once a week? And it’s usually never more than a mile! There’s no way I could have planned for this journey. • …

Fat Loss Myth #3: Eating 6 Small Meal per Day will Ramp-up Your Metabolism and Burn More Fat

Stesha Fat Loss, Nutrition, Training

The Fat Loss Series Continues! Fat Burning Myth #3: “Eating 6 small meals per day (vs. 3 larger meals) will ramp-up your metabolism and burn more fat.” False. Surprised? Let’s dive in deeper and debunk possibly one of the longest standing dogmas in the fat loss world… To be honest, there really isn’t any harm to believing this myth, unless, …