The Basics of Dietary Fats

There are two broad ways to classify fat:  there is dietary fat and there is body fat.  We consume dietary fat through our daily meals and body fat is found throughout our bodies and can accumulate, expand and contract depending upon our genetics, gender, diet and activity levels.  The focus of today’s post is dietary... Continue Reading →

CrossFit Open Workout 20.4 Recap

CrossFit Open Workout 20.4 was awesome!  I’m talking heavy barbell awesome!  After getting slammed by gymnastics, I suspect that this workout generated excitement for a lot of people.  Workout 20.4 was as follows: For time: 30 box jumps, 24/20” 15 clean and jerks, 95/65 lbs. 30 box jumps 15 clean and jerks, 135/85 lbs. 30... Continue Reading →

CrossFit Open Workout 20.2 Recap

Let me be clear while also keeping things short and sweet:  Open workout 20.2 was simply brutal!  The workout consisted of the following: AMRAP in 20 minutes of: 4 dumbbell thrusters (50 lbs./35 lbs.) 6 toes to bar 24 double-unders I did the workout Rx and was praying for 10 rounds.  Turns out, 10 rounds... Continue Reading →

CrossFit Open Workout 20.1 Recap

  Did you do CrossFit Open Workout 20.1? If so, then holy smokes: you know what I am talking about! This workout was an immediate gut check right out of the gate. Open Workout 20.1 consisted of: 10 rounds of: 8 ground to overhead (95lb/65lb) 10 bar over burpees 15 min cap Score is time... Continue Reading →

Olympic Lifting: Building to a Strong Snatch

My first exposure to Olympic lifting came through CrossFit and I was immediately hooked.  Regarding the two Olympic lifts, the snatch and the clean and jerk, I quickly became obsessed with the snatch.  The snatch is a slow yet explosive multi-component movement; the marriage of movement science and physics.  When executed properly, its complexities give... Continue Reading →

What are carbohydrates?

Carbohydrate: Carbohydrates are a form of macronutrient that chemically consist of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Essentially, carbohydrates represent sugar which the body can digest and then use for energy. They include the sugars, starches, and fibers of fruit, grains, vegetables and dairy. Carbohydrates are important because they can be quickly turned into energy and can... Continue Reading →

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