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February 28, 2017

The Truth about Cheat Meals!

We’re sure you’ve heard the term “cheat meal” before, but do you really know what it means? Or how it can affect your regimen? The “cheat meal” concept is a part of the 90/10 rule. According to the 90/10 rule, 90% of the time you should eat according to your specific goal-based nutrition plan, and 10% of time you can indulge in something that is not on the diet. What constitutes a cheat meal? Cheat meals are meals that are not a part of your regular diet. They are not are all day smorgasbords. So take it easy and limit […]
February 27, 2017

Geared Up (Part 2): Weightlifting Belts

Weightlifting belts are a go to for most weightlifters, let’s explore some key benefits of wearing a weightlifting belt. Key Benefits of Wearing a Weightlifting Belt Stabilize & Reduce Stress on Your Spine: Wearing a weight belt stabilizes the spine and reduces the stress it receives when lifting heavy weights. This is how lifting belts can help to protect against back injuries during lifting. Creates Better Body Mechanics: A weightlifting belt forces you to lift more with your legs than your back, which is precisely the biomechanical position you want to use when lifting something from the ground and squatting with […]
February 27, 2017

5 Benefits of Weight Training

Getting stronger is always a major benefit, but did you know about these other weight training benefits? Reduce body fat: When you lift weights your body builds type II muscle fibers. These muscle fibers improve metabolism and as a result, reduce body fat. Fights osteoporosis: As we age, we lose muscle and bone mass.  When weight lifting your muscles adapt by becoming bigger and stronger. The same thing happens to your bones – they adapt and become stronger. Reduce your risk of diabetes: Studies have found that men who lifted weights for 150 minutes each week — about five 30-minute sessions […]
February 7, 2017

Eat Clean, Train Dirty (Part 5): Natural Sweeteners

There has been a lot of talk in the media about sweeteners of all kinds. The consensus among health professionals is that sugar is not good for you; however, most of us cannot avoid sugar in its entirety. Here are the basics of what you need to know about table sugar, honey and agave nectar. Our next segment will explore common artificial sweeteners. Sucrose AKA: Table sugar Calories: 16 per teaspoon Found: Naturally in fruit; added to baked goods, jams, marinades, salad dressings The Deal: For most people sucrose consumption through fruit is fine, because the fiber and vitamins in the fruit help your body properly […]
March 4, 2020

Farmers Tan

CrossFit Aesthetics – CrossFit View Public Whiteboard Metcon (AMRAP – Rounds) 20min AMRAP -200m Farmers Carry -15 KB Swings -12 Jump Squatsrx: 53/35
March 3, 2020

Awe Inspiring

CrossFit Aesthetics – CrossFit View Public Whiteboard P1: Deadlift (5×3) Ending on a heavy triple: 90-95% of 1RM P2: Ring Row (5×12) Do the most difficult variation possible–Feet Forward, feet elevated, etc Metcon (Time) 5 RFT -12 Push Press -10 Power Snatches(95/65)
March 2, 2020

Light Day

CrossFit Aesthetics – CrossFit View Public Whiteboard P1: Back Squat (5×5) Working your way up to 80-85% of your 1RM P2: Chin-Ups (5×8) Metcon (AMRAP – Rounds) 12min AMRAP -20 KB Push Press (53/35) -15 Jump Squats -10 Bent Over Rows (95/65)
March 1, 2020

Last Call

CrossFit Aesthetics – CrossFit View Public Whiteboard P1: Clean and Jerk (1×1) Take 15mins to build to a 1RM Fran (Time) 21-15-9 Thrusters, 95# / 65# Pull-ups