The Basics of Body Fat

It is no surprise that society is facing a public health crisis in the form of obesity.  While excessive accumulation of body fat is a hallmark of obesity, body fat itself, in the right proportions and right anatomical locations, is essential for human health.  Body fat plays numerous roles in human health and is primarily... Continue Reading →

Green Smoothie Recipe

I often turn to smoothies with added protein powder as a way to squeeze a bit more protein into my diet especially for breakfast or post-workout.  Typically, I favor an almond milk with chocolate whey protein powder base.  However, this time of year our garden is booming, and the lettuce, spinach and kale is plentiful. ... Continue Reading →

The Need for Individualized Nutritional Programming

There is no one-size-fits-all nutrition program. In fact, various programs such as Paleo, Keto, Zone, etc. may all live together within the same gym based on the membership population or even within the same individual depending on their current training status. Therefore, as trainers and coaches, we should be most concerned with which nutritional program... Continue Reading →

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 →

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