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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 26, 2017

Gear Shift

CrossFit Aesthetics – CrossFit P1: Push Press (4×5) P2: Kettlebell Swings (4×10) Metcon (Time) For time: 10 Deadlifts (185/125) 20 pull-ups 30 wall ball (20/14) 400m run 30 wall ball 20 pull-ups 10 deadlifts
February 23, 2017

17.1

CrossFit Aesthetics – CrossFit CrossFit Games Open 17.1 (Time) For time: 10 snatches 15 burpee box jump-overs 20 snatches 15 burpee box jump-overs 30 snatches 15 burpee box jump-overs 40 snatches 15 burpee box jump-overs 50 snatches 15 burpee box jump-overs M: 50-lb. dumbbell / 24-in. box F: 35-lb. dumbbell / 20-in. box Time cap: 20 minutes
February 22, 2017

Dually

CrossFit Aesthetics – CrossFit Metcon (Time) For time: 5 rounds of “Cindy” 5 pull-ups 10 push ups 15 air squats Followed by, 3 rounds of “DT” 12 deadlifts (155/110) 9 hang power cleans (155/110) 6 jerks (155/110) Buy Out: 800mRunThere is no rest b/t the WODS. Complete the 5 rounds of Cindy and move right into DT.