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05 Jul / 2014

4th of July WOD on 5th of July

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Just a reminder to be at the gym today at 9am to kick off mobility and warm up for the WOD. We are going to kick off at 9:30AM SHARP!

We are performing Hero WOD “Roy” today. A little about the soldier behind the WOD:

Michael C. Roy enlisted in the Marines just two weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, hoping he could stop al-Qaida and Osama Bin Laden.

“He wanted to protect his country and wanted his children to grow up without war,” said Julie England, a longtime neighbor whose children befriended Roy.

Roy, 25, of North Fort Myers, Fla., was killed by a sniper in Nimroz province, Afghanistan. He graduated from Academy High School in 2001 and was assigned to Camp Lejeune, N.C.

“You couldn’t ask for a better leader as your sergeant,” said Cpl. John Wood, 23, a Marine stationed in Parris Island, S.C., who served under Roy for his first two tours in Iraq. “You couldn’t ask for a better person. If there was anything you needed, he would take care of you.”

Roy’s father, Sgt. Michael Roy of Punta Gorda, Fla., said his son knew from an early age he wanted to serve in the military.

“It was a privilege to serve with him because of his dedication and the way he treated his Marines,” Wood said. “It didn’t matter that he was the same age as us, he was our leader.”

Roy is survived by his wife, Amy, and three young children: Olivia, Mikey and Landon.

source – AP (projects.militarytimes.com)

courtesy: crossfit.com

courtesy: crossfit.com

Roy

Five rounds for time of:
225 pound Deadlift, 15 reps
20 Box jumps, 24 inch box
25 Pull-ups

WHAT’S ON TAP

Sunday 7/6

1. Weighted Pull-ups – Work up to AHAP for a single

2. AMRAP 10
10 Burpees
15 Front Squats, 155/105

Monday 7/7

Row 500m
50 Wall Ball Shots
Row 500m

rest 3 minutes

50 Wall Ball Shots
Row 500m
50 Wall Ball Shots

Compare times of circuit 2 to circuit 1. Which was faster?

Tuesday 7/8

1. Barbell Forward Lunge 3RM; taken from the rack in the front rack, perform 3 lunges each leg

2. 50 Hollow Rocks

3. 3 rounds for time
Run 200m
20 OH Walking lunges, 45#/25#
12 Toe 2 Bar

Wednesday 7/9

1. 2 rounds for quality
30 Strict Push-ups
10-15 Glute ham raises

2. 2 Rounds for time
Row 500m
15 Sumo deadlift high pull, 50% of BW
Row 500m
15 Barbell thruster, 50% of BW

Aim for 1:40/2:10 pace on the 500m

Thursday 7/10

Tabata Pull-ups
Tabata Dips
Tabata Pull-ups
Tabata Dips

Notes:

1) Reminder: The Tabata Interval is 20 secs on/ 10 secs off repeated 8 times.
2) Rest 2 minutes between each Tabata Interval.
3) On the first of the pull-up and first of the dip efforts don’t dismount the bar(s) for the duration of each 20 second interval.
4) On the second pull-up and second dip efforts it is OK to dismount the bar(s) before the interval concludes (ahead of the 10 second rest).
5) Add up total for each interval

Friday 7/11

Clean and Jerk 21-15-12-9-6-3 and 1 reps.

Notes:

1) Add weight to each set. Rest two minutes between sets.
2) Total loads for all 7 sets.
3) No rest on ground during sets. Touch and go at ground. 

04 Jul / 2014

FIRE IT UP! 4TH OF JULY, 2014

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It’s officially summer and the temperature and humidity is making sure that we all know it! Hey did you see that Shannon and Jo are crushing the women’s leaderboard this week with rowing. Jo tied for third and Shannon is the new Queen of the 1K with a 3:34 effort.

OutFREAKINGstanding!!!

It’s great seeing the excitement of progress. It’s what we look for. Why we train so hard. Eat a clean diet (most of the time – wink,wink). Ever doubt its worth it? Get a big PR. Get your name on the leaderboard. You will shout out HELL YEAH!

4th of July

The 4th is my second favorite holiday, Thanksgiving is the BEST. It is the perfect time to get away with friends and family. Grill some great food, have cold adult beverage (lemonade of course!), and just relax a bit. Our schedules get hectic and life moves fast. Take a moment to enjoy it. 

While you are doing so remember why this country is so damn great and what this day signifies. The 4th honors America’s separation from tyranny. It set the stage for what we were to become. Also, remember those that continue to serve today and uphold our traditions and beliefs.

Cheers!

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I would like to introduce you to Courtney and Shannon. It is only appropriate that they are introduced together as they are ALWAYS together. :-) Seriously, they are roomies and both have different CrossFit stories before joining our family here at CrossFit Boston. Be sure to say hello and introduce yourselves when you see them in class.

These two young ladies are great friends outside of the gym and support each other when here training hard!

These two young ladies are great friends outside of the gym and support each other when here training hard!

COURTNEY S

I started CrossFit in the summer that I moved up here to the Bedford/Burlington area three years ago and instantly fell in love with it.  Being in the military, working out daily was a no brainer, but I definitely phoned it in at various gyms and never got anything out of it. 

 

After some ridiculous workout combining just rowing and bodyweight exercises, I was hooked.  I continued with my original gym until I got sent to South Carolina for six months.  There, my gym became my family since I knew no one else, and it saved me from a long and painful work trip.  While there, I received my Level 1 certification and got offered to teach at my duty station’s base gym when I returned. 

Again, I fell right into a great community of people that became an extension of my family.  I just recently moved again to the Boston proper area, and CFB caught my eye as being a gym with a great sense of community and a “no gimmicks” approach to functional fitness.  I love that I’ve been doing this for three years and I can still leave a sweaty mess having learned something new.  I’m excited to train with the supportive people at CFB!

SHANNON F

September of 2012 I decided to be spontaneous and take a job in Washington state, where I knew close to no one. I had searched for fitness gyms and since it was such a small town there wasn’t much to choose from unless you were willing to travel.

Although Crossfit Yelm was the only gym in town, i fell in love second I was browsing the website. I had scheduled a time to check it out, and when I got there I was so eager to start right away. Everyone there were so forth coming that it became my second home. I was there more than I was anywhere… Because of some setbacks in past I have feared of getting back into any type of fitness, however, crossfit has allowed me to overcome my fears.

Since returning back to the east coast and accepting a position at Boston Children’s Hospital I have been seeking to find a gym that was family oriented and similar to Crossfit Yelm, which hasn’t been easy to find, until dropping into my first class at CFB. I am excited to get to know everyone and start accomplishing my CF goals!

RRT Boat PressSome of you may hear words like “energy systems pathways” and “glycogen stores” thrown around a lot. Or perhaps this is the first of them you’ve heard. Either way, the burn of today’s 1K followed by a mini version of DT inspired me to write about how the body converts stored energy into usable energy to rule your workouts. 

A Quick Biochem Lesson

ATP. That sounds familiar right? Well, it should ring a bell from high school biology. ATP is a molecule found in all living cells that when broken down provides energy for a variety of cellular processes. 

Pathway 1: The Phosphagen Pathway

This pathways is used for the first 10 seconds of exercise (so today on the rower, the first 5 or so strokes). This pathway draws on ATP stored in the muscle for about 2-3 seconds, then uses creatine phosphate to regenerate ATP until that runs out. This explains why creatine supplementation improves recovery and output for short duration, high power movements. For more on creatine you can read one of my previous blog posts. Movements that might utilize the phosphagen pathway are short duration at all out intensity (like a 100 meter sprint).

Pathway 2: The Glycolytic (Or Lactic Acid) Pathway

In this pathway, the body breaks down carbohydrates – both glucose readily available in the bloodstream or glycogen, the stored form of carbohydrate in the liver – to produce ATP as well as a molecule called pyruvate. Pyruvate can either convert to another molecule that is used to regenerate ATP or can convert to lactate, which forms lactic acid (and causes that burn in your legs when you’re sprinting or rowing). Conversion to lactate happens when your body needs more oxygen that it is getting. This pathway isn’t very efficient, producing little energy for the input, but the benefit is that it produces the energy quickly. Your body produces energy with this pathway from 10 seconds to around 2 minutes. 

Pathway 3: The Oxidative (Or Aerobic) Pathway 

This is the pathway often referred to as “fat burn”. During the oxidative pathway, the body uses oxygen along with carbohydrate and fat to produce energy. This pathway is used for long duration, low power and intensity exercise. Think of running 6 miles, rowing around the river for an hour (obviously slowly so you don’t tip the boat…) or chipper WODs like Eva. 

duvall_Fig1An important thing to remember is that the pathways are not mutually exclusive. While it’s easiest to break them down into specific time slots, multiple pathways are used simultaneously. For example, in today’s 1K, the first few seconds were mostly the phosphagen pathway. After 10 seconds, glycolysis picks up as the predominant pathway, and the aerobic pathway takes over the lead at around 1-2 minutes. But if you look at the graph to the left, you can see how at 30 seconds for example, all three pathways are providing some energy. 

 

Why You Felt So Bad After That 1K

Now that I’ve explained the pathways, it’s easier to understand. By the 4 minute mark (when the 1K finally ended for most of us), you’ve burned through pretty much all of your stored ATP and most of your glycogen, but your body has only been creating energy via oxygen and fat stores for a few minutes. You’ve spent most of your stored energy and not had the time for your body to replenish it on it’s own. 

What Should You Do

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about how, while a lot of sugar in the regular diet can causephoto-3-e1372176726929-448x600 problems, there are times your body needs a little, especially during training. During a WOD like today’s, where we red line for a specific test, and follow it up with another challenging workout, the body would benefit from taking some sugar. I would recommend about 15 grams of very easily absorbed carbohydrate, such as:

  • Gatorade
  • Coconut water
  • Sport beans 
  • Non-fat candy

You want to eat a little something to beef up your glycogen stores, but you don’t want ANY fat or fiber  to slow digestion. Of course, I made it through the WOD fine without any carbohydrate in the middle (as did the 6 and 7 am classes), but if you plan on training longer afterward, or want to go harder on the 3 rounds of DT, the carbs can help.

Graph c/o NSCA 

30 Jun / 2014

I Hear Voices…

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“It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.” 
– William J. Clinton 
Whether it’s 3 x 800m repeats, Row 5k, or AMRAP 7  Burpees, we have all heard that voice in our head to quit. We have carried the thought of why should I work so hard. It’s easier to do less, stop pushing. You can add your own personal favorites to the list.
 
In the middle of a CrossFit WOD there is almost always a point in time where self doubt may trickle in. Where the pain seems it will never end. Everyone experiences it. Even the “elite” CrossFitters. This is when you build your character, learn to how to handle the valleys. Push through and get it done.
 
I am a big believer that what you do within these walls, carry over to outside of them. You begin developing a “Can do” attitude and it stays with you everywhere in your life. You learn to handle adversity in a more positive fashion and you become overall a more productive human being.
 
As Bill Clinton said above, “never quit, never quit, never quit.”
 
 Ricky501

Ricky “501″ never quit this morning while attacking 80# DB snatches and 30″ box jumps

 

 

 

LAST CALL FOR SHORTS!

Tomorrow morning I am submitting the Pre-Order for CFB board shorts from Via Privé/VPX. If you want to try on a pair at the front desk you may do so, be sure to put your size on the sheet with the shorts.

Via Privé - VPX Men's shorts

Via Privé – VPX Men’s shorts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27 Jun / 2014

FIRE IT UP! JUNE 27, 2014

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Fire It Up! Fire It Up!

It’s the last Fire It Up Friday of June and it was a HOT week. Training was great! Effort was awesome! Keep that energy high. You probably don’t realize it but you all motivate and inspire me and the staff on a daily basis.

Death by pull-ups! Joe set himself up for second place by completing 18 rounds. Alon just missed equaling the effort. Daddy Lapidus nailed 16 after getting 40 consecutive pull-ups last week. #DADSTRONG

I love it! Alex represented the ladies very well with 16 rounds herself. All the years of pole vaulting has served her well in the pull-ups of CrossFit!

I am eager to see how you all do today for the max snatch. Get after it and nail it. FIRE IT UP!

4th of JULY SCHEDULE & July Class Schedule

Thursday, July 3 – Gym closes at 7:30pm

Friday, July 4 – Closed

Saturday, July 5 – 4th of July HERO WOD, 9:30AM

PLEASE ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 9AM TO MOBILIZE AND WARM UP.

Afterwards, plan to head over to Breakfast Club for a brunch.

We have added Tuesday and Thursday classes at 7:30pm beginning July 8 for those whose schedules do not permit them to train earlier in the day. We have been running the class as a test for the last few weeks and we are now ready to make it live.

There will not be a 7:30pm class on Thursday, July 3.

In House Throwdown – Friday, July 25

On Friday, July 25 we will be hosting the CFB in-house Throwdown. Details and registration page will be released soon. Be ready to hang out after and watch the CrossFit Games streaming live from Carson City, CA. Mark your calendars and be sure to be here!

MASTER’S FUNCTIONAL FITNESS LEAGUE

I have registered to compete in the first World Masters Team Championships. Age requirements are 35+ and the WOD’s will conducted here at CFB August 7-10.

Here is some more detail:

The MFFL will hold the 1ST WORLD MASTERS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP on August 7-10, 2014.

This is an online competition that will crown the Fittest Masters (35+) Region in the World.  Competitors will sign up as individuals and compete at their home box with points accumulated by all age groups and divisions within their REGION.  Workouts will be adjusted for age, gender and experience level so beginners through beasts can accumulate points for their region.  Masters who are injured can participate in partial WODS as allowed by their physician, spouse or their own good sense.

All Regions in the World are urged to compete.  Regions with fewer participants may be combined (ie. Asia with Australia, Latin America with US South Central,  Africa with Europe). Scores must be validated by a local certified judge. We may request video from the top 10 places in each WOD- these need be only cell phone videos- no special equipment is required.

If you are interested in participating, you can register here.

WHAT’S ON TAP

Saturday – 6/28

1. Shoulder Press – 31×1, 3 x 5 reps @ 80%, rest 1:00 between sets
What does 31×1 mean? You can read up here!

2. Clean & Jerk (50,75, or 100% BW) 15 reps
Row 500 meters
Rest two minutes

Clean & Jerk, same load, 15 reps
Row 500 meters
Rest two minutes

Clean & Jerk, same load 15 reps
Row 500 meters

Time each interval and post to comments, along with load for the clean and jerk.

Sunday – 6/29

Thruster Ladder

Each Partner must perform 3 reps within the minute before moving on the next weight. There will be 30 seconds of rest between each weight.

1 – 75/55
2 – 95/65
3 – 115/75
4 – 135/95
5 – 155/105
6 – 165/110
7 – 175/115
8 – 185/125
9 – 205/135

Rest 12 minutes

400m/200m MedBall Relay

Complete for time

Partner 1 runs 400m with a MedBall (20/15). Switch out and partner 2 goes. Then immediately run 200m with the MedBall.

Monday – 6/30

1. Run 800m x 3; rest 1:00 between efforts

2. Perform three rounds of this circuit:

Dumbbell one-armed snatches (AHAP), alternate three left, three right for total of twelve reps.
Box Jump 25 Jumps, 30/24″

Rest 1 minute

Tuesday – 7/1

Row 500 meters
Dumbbell “Thruster” 20 reps
Pull-ups 20 reps

Rest as needed

Row 500 meters
Dumbbell “Thruster” 10 reps
Pull-ups 20 reps

Rest as needed

Row 500 meters
Dumbbell “Thruster” 5 reps
Pull-ups 20

1) Challenge – row 1:30, 1:35, then 1:40 500′s and “Thruster” with 45, 60, then 90 pounds, while getting 20 reps each pull-up set?

Wednesday – 7/2

After a good warm up on the rower, complete max effort for time:

1000m row

then

3 rounds for time

12 Deadlift, 135/95
9 Hang Power Clean, 135/95
6 Shoulder to overhead, 135/95

Thursday – 7/3

Complete for time

30 Barbell Thruster, 95#/65#
500m row

rest 10 minutes then

Perform 30 Handstand push-ups (15 min cap)

Friday – 4th of July CLOSED

Saturday – July 5 (ONE CLASS 9AM)

“Roy”
Five rounds for time of:
225 pound Deadlift, 15 reps
20 Box jumps, 24 inch box
25 Pull-ups

RRT launchingTryout for the Renegade Rowing Team (RRT)

 

I’m reposting the link for tryouts just in case anyone missed last weeks announcement.  The RRT is a 6 week term, rowing in 8′s on the water at CRI every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 5:30am starting Tuesday, July 22nd.  If you’d like to join the team tryouts will be Thursday, July 17th at 5:30am @CRI.  Please sign up below.

 

Tryouts: Thursday, July 17th @5:30am @CRI

 

Sign Up Here

 

Tryouts Based on your Knowledge of the Following… RRT KSA’s

If you’d like to setup a  free consultation with me to go over the KSA’s at CRI please shoot me an email at [email protected]

 

Have you met Dock?

 

Dock is a new member that just graduated with Fight Gone Bad!  Keep an eye out for him and be sure to welcome him to the crew!

 

Who are you and what are you about?
 
I’m Dock, originally from Cape Cod, I’m currently a struggling illustrator and a part time Grocery Clerk. I’m all about exceeding my own expectations and challenging my potential. Ever since conquering obesity and losing over 120 lbs through my own hard work, I carry the mentality of “Anything’s possible, and if it’s not I’ll give it a run for it’s money.” I apply that in everything I do.
 
Why did you join CrossFit Boston?
 
I joined Crossfit Boston after seeing a bunch of video’s online of crossfit and it seemed to encompass everything that I need to consistently push my physical potential in an encouraging environment of people with a similar attitude. I did research and after being a bit iffy of the credentials of other nearby crossfit gyms I found Crossfit Boston had their act together and after the initial evaluation I knew I made a good choice.
 
What are some of your goals for this year?
 
My goals are constantly in a flux and I never have anything particularly in mind. As far as fitness is concerned I generally just want to surprise myself. I want to be able to reflect back to the time I was overweight and say “How the hell did I get to the point where I can do something like this, that’s incredible!” If I can say that to myself at least 3 times this year, I will be happy.
 
What are you looking forward to once you graduate to group classes?
 
I’m looking forward to just being in a group environment of awesome people. As much as I accomplished working out alone, it kind of sucks and I never really Identify with other folks at normal gyms. I want to be around people who want to move around a lot as opposed to being around people doing slow and concentrated lifts for an hour, I don’t have the attention span for that!

215509924_1de0a32dd9_zOne of the most confusing “no-no’s” of the paleo diet is beans and legumes. Most of us have grown up learning hat beans are healthy for us because of their fiber and protein content, and many vegetarians and vegans rely on them as a protein source. But, according to the founding fathers of the paleo diet, legumes are no good. But what exactly is a legume, and why can’t you eat it? (Hint: if you read on, you’ll see that you can).

 

What Are Legumes?

 

According to Merriam Webster, legumes are “a type of plant (such as a pea or a bean plant) with seeds that grow in long cases (called pods)”. The fruits and seeds of these plants that we eat are also known as legumes. The legume family includes beans, peas, green beans, and peanuts. 

 

Why Aren’t They Paleo?

 

There are a few reasons the paleo community excludes legumes. A few of the big ones include:Screen Shot 2014-06-25 at 10.44.30 AM

1. They contain phytic acid/phytates, which are “anti nutrients” that block the absorption of vitamins and minerals

2. They contain lectins, a class of proteins thought to cause “leaky gut” in the shorter term and problems like arthritis and poor vitamin/mineral absorption in the longer term

3. Cavemen didn’t eat them

 

Why They’re Not The Devil

 

Sadly, a lot of the paleo blogs that explained why legumes aren’t paleo were written with a lot of doom and gloom. I closed out my Safari tab thinking my body was going to self combust if I ate a black bean tomorrow. But then I dug a little deeper and found out it’s not so black and white.

 

1. Phytic acid is the stored form of phosphorous. Phytic acid is often called an “anti nutrient” because it binds minerals in the digestive tract, forming phytate (a mineral bound to phytic acid). This does happen, although phytic acid can be broken down by several processes including fermentation, cooking, soaking, and sprouting. However, despite this drawback, there are some other benefits to phytic acid. When it binds minerals in the digestive tract, it reduces the formation of free radicals, making it like an antioxidant. It can also bind heavy metals (like lead or mercury), reducing their accumulation in the body. You can read this article from a great group of nutritionists and scientists at Precision Nutrition to see more benefits of phytic acid.

 

2. Lectins are a class of protein that binds to sugars. In humans, lectins facilitate cell to cell contact, and in plants they often act as a protection or insecticide. Lectin poisoning is a thing, if you happen to enjoy raw beans. When food passes through our guts, it causes minor damage that is usually easily repaired by the body. However, lectins can cause damage when they slow this repair. When that happens, the digestive lining doesn’t function as well as it should, allowing some undesirable substances that would normally be contained in the gut to pass to the body, and inhibiting the absorption of certain good substances like vitamins and minerals. This is what is referred to as “leaky gut”. If you eat too many lectins, your body will respond by trying to evacuate the gut – i.e. fun symptoms like diarrhea, cramping, vomiting, etc. Gut damage from lectin overdoes can also cause immune responses like joint pain and skin rash. However, it’s not all doom and gloom. Like phytic acid, lectins can also be neutralized by processes like soaking and sprouting. 

 

3. Actually, cavemen may have eaten legumes! A study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America looking at tooth decay in prehistoric skeletons found that neanderthals ate a diverse diet of available plants, including legumes. Although this study was in Neanderthals, it is widely thought that Homo Sapiens enjoyed am ore diverse diet than Neanderthals, meaning it’s likely they would have eaten legumes as well. I mean, it makes sense to me that if the could figure out tools and fire, they could figure out soaking, sprouting and cooking. 

 

What Should You Do?

 

As I love to say in almost all of my blog posts, the impact of choosing to eat these particular foods will depend on a variety of factors, including your genetics, your current state of health, and how much of them you eat. I don’t think legumes should be entirely avoided, but I also don’t think you should eat beans and peanuts at every meal either. That would result in leaving out a lot of other foods with important nutrients – like grass-fed meats and eggs, or vegetables, fruits, organic dairy, etc – that you might otherwise enjoy. There are real concerns about lectins in very high doses (which is why they don’t offer to put Castor beans in your burrito at Chipotle), but a cup of green beans with dinner a couple of nights a month or the occasional hummus and carrots snack isn’t going to give you leaky gut unless you happen to be very sensitive to lectins (research shows individuals on the autism spectrum and those with Crohn’s disease tend to be more sensitive to lectin damage). If legumes are causing a problem for your body, more likely than not your body will inform you of this fact in the form of stomach discomfort, gas, joint pain, etc.

 

What are your thoughts? Do you eat legumes? Avoid them?

 

Photo c/o Heather

24 Jun / 2014

Feeling Beat-up?

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There are many things throughout the day that cause us stress; work, family, traffic (especially this!), the foods we eat, exercise. And all of these stressors contribute to inflammation. Many of us may not realize that we are inflamed, but it manifests itself in such things as stiff muscles and joints, knots and swollen muscles, skin rashes, colds and other things you may not think of of as “inflammation.” Here’s a link to a good article written by Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple called “What is Inflammation?” Take note where he mentions that inflammation isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s our body’s natural response to injury, pain, illness or stress. 

 

While I could spend a lot of time discussing inflammation, I think Mark might be a little more qualified to talk about it more than I am. So, I’m going to use this opportunity instead to talk about a great way that I’ve personally used to reduce my inflammation. Most of my inflammation is the result of my training here at CFB. I eat a fairly clean diet (at least now I do), I have few external stressors in my life (did I get enough sleep last night before I had to wake up at O dark hundred to be in to coach?), and I have no major injuries (for now… thankfully). So my training leaves me pretty beat up. I am consistent with getting mobility work in every day, mostly because I know that it will make me feel better for my next workout. When I start getting to the point where I am spending almost an hour on mobility to get ready for a workout, I know that something has to give.

 

Luckily my training has some built in back-off weeks where I still do some work, but the volume is much lighter and it affords me the opportunity to focus on my recovery. During this time, I go in for a 60-90 minute massage (every month). This always gets me ready to do some solid work in the coming weeks, plus I always feel like a million bucks after I leave. I also increase my protein intake a bit for muscle recovery; eat a lot more fruits and veggies for their vitamins, minerals and antioxidants; and double my fish oil intake.  See I know that the reason my muscles are tight and screaming at me every day is because they are inflamed from the work I am making them do for me day-in and day-out. Fish oil makes me physically feel better. My muscles become less swollen and my joints seem to lose their snap, crackle, and pop. Not to mention the other health benefits I reap from the increase in fish oil consumption. 

 

When I went to Regionals to cheer on Carla, I did a little bit of booth hopping checking out all CrossFit products. I came across the Pure Pharma booth. I know them for their high quality fish oil, Vitamin D and Magnesium supplements. After a short conversation, I was asked if CrossFit Boston would like to carry their products to offer our members the benefits of their products. I brought this idea to Neal, and he said he wasn’t interested in carrying the products himself, but I could if I thought we had a need for it at the gym. And I did just that. I am now carrying Pure Pharma products at CFB. I believe we have some of the best protein we can get at CFB, and I wanted to carry something that we can all get benefits from. See I think (unfortunately) that a lot of members see taking a post-workout shake as something for a “competitive” CrossFitter. I don’t agree, but I think that we can all agree that EVERYBODY can reap the benefits of Fish Oil. That is why I decided to carry Pure Pharma. They are the best in the business, and it is in everyone’s interest to get the best stuff available to them. 

 

I am carrying the entire Pure Pharma line.  You can check it out here, and if you have questions, would like more information, or are interested in starting to see the benefits of these great products, you know where to find me. 

 

 

23 Jun / 2014

Motivated Monday

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“Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.”

-Henry Drummond

We are ramping up into our last full week of June! It is amazing how fast each month goes by. As the temperature is finally getting warmer, its time to keep pushing your fitness. Get after your weaknesses and turn them into strengths. Perform the common, uncommonly well.

As I was coaching this weekend, I began wondering if you all would be interested in an in-house throwdown. I think it would be a ton of run. Give everyone a chance to put their fitness to test in a slightly different environment. It would be free, include a few sponsors with take aways, and a chance to hang out with each other for an extended amount of time.

What do you think? Are you game?

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