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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 […]
January 10, 2019

Issa Friday

CrossFit Aesthetics – CrossFit View Public Whiteboard Issa Friday (AMRAP – Rounds) 12min AMRAP -10cal Row -15 Hang Cleans (95/65) -20 Abmat Situps (#15)
January 9, 2019

What’s in our CrossFit Aesthetics’ Coaches’ Gym Bags Part 1: Coach Rayna

We caught our Coaches and asked them to share it all. Continue reading to learn what’s inside Coach Rayna’s gym bag. Hopefully you’ll find some inspiration for what to bring to your next CrossFit class. Weightlifting shoes: “I love my Inov-8 weightlifting shoes. Besides the fact that they really benefit my performance during heavy lifts, they are Pink!” CrossFit Shoes (not pictured): “I keep a pair of Nike Metcons in my bag specifically for WODing. These are great for running, jumping, lifting and anything else the WOD throws at me.” Hair Ties: “Hair in the way or down on hot […]
January 9, 2019

Elizabeth

CrossFit Aesthetics – CrossFit View Public Whiteboard P1: Thruster (5×5) P2: Boat Crunches (5×12) Elizabeth (Time) 21-15-9 Clean, 135# / 95# Ring Dips
January 9, 2019

Baseline

CrossFit Aesthetics – 4 Week Jump Start Bootcamp View Public Whiteboard Baseline (Time) **AFAP** -400m Run -40 Air Squats -30 Situps -20 Pushups -10 Pullups8min Cutoff