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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 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 […]
February 5, 2017

Eat Clean, Train Dirty (Part 4): 5 Benefits of Eating Salmon

Salmon is often described as a superfood, but why? Here are 5 health benefits of salmon. Full of “Good Fat”: Salmon is rich in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure and decrease risk factors for disease. Great Source of Protein: Salmon provides 22–25 grams of protein per 3.5-ounce serving. Protein helps your body heal, protects your bones and prevents muscle loss. Helps You Lose Weight & Keep it off: Consuming salmon may help you control your weight by reducing appetite, boosting metabolic rate, increasing insulin sensitivity and decreasing belly fat. May Improve Brain Health: Frequent salmon consumption […]
January 31, 2017

Eat Clean, Train Dirty (Part 3): Snack Time

While trying to eat healthier, you should not be hungry. Choosing healthy snacks throughout the day can help you fight hunger and keep you fueled up. Additionally, having healthy snacks on hand can keep you from making unhealthy food choices. Here are some healthy snack ideas and how they can help keep you fueled and satisfied. Lenny & Larry’s Cookies: These delicious cookies contain a significant amount of protein and they are vegan, non-GMO and contain no trans fat or artificial sweeteners. They come in a variety of flavors, which will keep snack time interesting. These are one of our […]
March 8, 2019

3/8/19 – 19.3 Workout

March 7, 2019

19.3

CrossFit Aesthetics – CrossFit View Public Whiteboard Crossfit Games Open 19.3 (Ages 16-54) (AMRAP – Reps) 200-ft. dumbbell overhead lunge 50lb/35lb 50 dumbbell box step-ups 24in/20in 50 strict handstand push-ups 200-ft. handstand walk Time cap: 10 minutes Crossfit Games Open 19.3 Scaled (Ages 16-54) (AMRAP – Reps) 200-ft. dumbbell front-rack lunge 50lb/35lb 50 dumbbell box step-ups 50 5-in. elevated strict HSPU 200-ft. bear crawl Time cap: 10 minutes
March 6, 2019

Baseline

CrossFit Aesthetics – Skill Session Baseline (Time) *AFAP* -400m Run -40 Air Squats -30 Situps -20 Pushups -10 Pullups
March 5, 2019

Hump Day Again

CrossFit Aesthetics – CrossFit View Public Whiteboard P1: Front Squat (5×5) P2: Kettlebell Press (5×12) Hump Day Again (Time) 4 RFT -15 KB Swings (53/35) -20 Box Jumps (24/20)