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March 31, 2017

Pointless Produce

We hear all the time that we should consume more vegetables. The idea being that they contain essential vitamins and nutrients to keep our bodies fueled. Unfortunately, not all veggies are created equally. Continue reading below to learn about some veggies you can skip. Celery: 1 8-inch stalk, provides a mere 1.6 percent of our daily requirement for calcium and 2 percent of our daily requirement for vitamin C. It does, however, boast a decent amount of fiber and vitamin K. Try Instead: Carrots, which are loaded with eye-protecting beta carotene. Toss them into salads for a low-calorie crunch; braise […]
March 23, 2017

5 Benefits of Our Group Fitness Classes

The benefits of group fitness classes go beyond having a great workout. Here are 5 benefits of our Group CrossFit Classes: Proper Form: Our group fitness classes are lead by a Coach. The Coach will ensure that you executes the movements properly. This ensures that your muscles receive the maximum benefit and will help you avoid injury. Variety: We create a new workout every day. The benefits of this are 2-fold. First, varied exercise regimens create muscle confusion, which keeps your body guessing and ramps up your metabolism. Second, variety will help keep you motivated, by avoiding boredom. Accountability: If you miss […]
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 […]
January 14, 2019

The Runaway

CrossFit Aesthetics – CrossFit View Public Whiteboard P1: Push Jerk (5×5) P2: Push-ups (5×10) Helen (Time) 3 Rounds for time of: 400m Run 21 Kettlebell Swings, 53# / 35# 12 Pull-ups
January 13, 2019

Midline Battle

CrossFit Aesthetics – CrossFit View Public Whiteboard P1: Overhead Squat (5×5) P2: Plank (5x20s) Metcon (Time) **AFAP** -30 overhead walking lunges (45/25) -30 knees-to-elbows -30 sit-ups -30-cal. row -30 sit-ups -30 knees-to-elbows -30 overhead walking lunges (45/25)
January 12, 2019

What’s in our CrossFit Aesthetics’ Coaches’ Gym Bags Part 2: Coach Griffin

We caught our Coaches and asked them to share it all. Continue reading to learn what’s inside Coach Griffin’s gym bag. Hopefully you’ll find some inspiration for what to bring to your next CrossFit class. Shaker Bottle: Griffin always has a shaker bottle on hand for pre-workout and aminos. Cough Drops: Working out in cold weather can sometimes be difficult and uncomfortable, so Griffin likes to use cough drops to soothe his throat. Gum: Throughout the day Griffin is always talking to clients and potential clients, so he likes to make sure his breath is fresh. Headphones: Anyone who knows […]
January 10, 2019

Front Squats and Back Squats

CrossFit Aesthetics – 4 Week Jump Start Bootcamp View Public Whiteboard P1: Front Squat (3×3) P2: Back Squat (3×6) Issa Friday (AMRAP – Rounds) 12min AMRAP -10cal Row -15 Hang Cleans (95/65) -20 Abmat Situps (#15)