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The Start of Another Weekend Frenzy – State #7 Mount Mitchell, North Carolina

The start of Another Weekend Frenzy State #7 Mount Mitchell, North Carolina Elevation – 6684 Summit Date: 2/8/13 This week had been one of the longest work weeks of my life. I had started up a CrossFit location at my YMCA, in addition to taking on another part time job. This meant 5:30am to 7:00pm hours while getting the […]
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Climbing to New Heights State #6 Mount Humphreys, Arizona

Climbing to New Heights State #6 Mount Humphreys, Arizona Elevation – 12,600ft Summit Date: 12/8/12 In addition to working full time I have a part time job working for a company called MovNat teaching outdoor fitness seminars. On Friday evening I would fly out at 5pm  to go teach a seminar after working eight hours […]
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15 “Health Foods” That Are Really Junk Foods in Disguise

Learning to become healthy or need to update yourself on what the current trends are? Staying healthy is made complicated by the media and companies marketing to you. Each food industry markets its own food to increase sales and drive profit, not give you unbiased nutritional information. The last three lines say it best. Learn why […]
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Product Review Reebok CrossFit Nano 4.0

      The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.   Product Review Reebok CrossFit Nano 4.0   Reebok crashed onto the scene with the original CrossFit Nano and started a new trend for crossfitters. Now we finally had a shoe designed for us and the unique demands of our sport. […]
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Two Brave Men Who Ate Nothing But Meat for an Entire Year

This article orginially was written for and appeared on http://inhumanexperiment.blogspot.com/   Low-carb diets and paleolithic nutrition are all the rage these days, and for good reason. Compared to the Standard American Diet, both of them are superb.Few of us would dare to take the two to their extreme, however. Giving up sugar and wheat is one […]
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3 Reasons Why Bulletproof Coffee is a Bad Idea

Kris Gunnars makes some excellent points here that contradict the popular trend of bulletproof coffee. Always remember to think critically and question what anyone writes, and what the new trends are. Is what you are eating or drinking actually healthy or is it what someone is trying to sell you. Bulletproof coffee is drank by […]
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Interview with Jeff Kuhland about Pull-up Training

Break Your Pull-up Training Plateau and Work Your Way up to Doing Sets of 20-30+ Pull-ups Using These Tips From Jeff “50+ Pull-ups” Kuhland Jeff Kuhland – NSCA-CSCS, MovNat Trainer, Pull-up Training Expert I got a chance to train with Jeff Kuhland at a 5-day MovNat retreat back in 2009, and have kept in touch with him […]
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How Blocking Blue Light at Night Can Transform Your Sleep

Sleep is a critical element of our health. Many of us are aware we should sleep 7-9 hours per night, the earlier we get to bed the more restful it is, and sleeping with night time is the most effective sleep. However what does blocking blue light mean and what strategies can you take to […]
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Science Confirms: The More Coffee You Drink, The Longer You Will Live

Coffee has been debated as a healthy drink or something undermining our health. For the article below we are talking about BLACK COFFEE not debating the effects of sugar and cream. Yes if you add sugar, cream, or artificial sweeteners this becomes an entirely different discussion. If you want to know the effects of sugar, […]
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Top 11 Biggest Lies About Vegan Diets

Originally written for http://authoritynutrition.com/top-11-biggest-lies-about-vegan-diets/     It is claimed that the vegan diet has strong evidence behind it. It is said that it can make people lose weight and even reverse killer diseases. However… vegan proponents usually don’t tell you the full story. They make it seem like there is overwhelming evidence in favor of the […]
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The 11 Most Nutrient Dense Foods on The Planet

Originally written on Authority Nutrition: The 11 Most Nutrient Dense Foods on The Planet   There is only a limited amount of food you can eat in a single day. In order to maximize the amount of nutrients you take in, it makes sense to spend your “calorie budget” wisely. The best way to do […]
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11 Graphs That Show Everything That is Wrong With The Modern Diet

The modern diet is the main reason why people all over the world are fatter and sicker than ever before. Everywhere modern processed foods go, chronic diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease soon follow. The studies are clear on this… when people abandon their traditional foods in favor of modern processed foods […]
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Top 5 Artery-Clogging Foods That Can Save Your Life

There are many things wrong with mainstream nutrition, but the constant propaganda against saturated fat and cholesterol is the worst. As people have reduced their intake of healthy and nutritious high-fat foods, diseases like obesity and diabetes have taken over the world. But… there’s good news. New studies are showing that saturated fat and dietary […]
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Saving Time Cooking & Avoiding “Fast Food”

Fast Food not only costs more, hurts your health, but doesn’t always even save you time. If real food is prepared it can be quicker than ordering takeout, or delivery. Also packing snacks or food to go can be quicker than going through the drive through. It takes preparation and time spent up front. But […]
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Shift Your Focus to Your Feet!

Shift Your Focus to Your Feet! Written by Melissa Hurley for CrossFit Invictus It is all too often that we forget about our feet. Our feet work so hard every day to help us in our daily routine and in our active activities. I like to remind myself and my clients that support begins at […]
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Are you guilty of the Butt-Wink?

Orginially appeared on: http://www.crossfitnorthscottsdale.com/are-you-guilty-of-a-butt-wink.html Image on the right shows the wink and low back rounding Are you guilty of the Butt-Wink? Butt-wink is a term (totally scientific) used to describe the posterior rotation of the pelvis during a squat. This happens at different depths during a squat for different people, mainly depending on hamstring length. What causes the butt-wink? […]
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Removing Calluses

Originally written for: http://www.beastskills.com/   Removing Calluses I’ve had several people ask me about removing calluses from the hands. If you’re doing a lot of gymnastics, weightlifting,  grip training, or hand balancing (my 4 favorite hobbies) then calluses are an inevitability. They raise up and start to get pinched and can eventually rip off. This is […]
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You Have to Air Squat Before You Overhead Squat!

Written by Zach Erick for www.crossfitinvictus.com You Have to Air Squat Before You Overhead Squat! Written by Zach Erick It’s very easy to be wooed at the sight of Games athletes performing flawless muscle-ups and flipping 500 lb objects with ease. It should go without saying that these competitors have trained years and years to […]
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OLD TIME STRONGMAN DIETS

OLD TIME STRONGMAN DIETS On January 13, 2014 by Matthew Chan written by: Matthew Chan, Physical Culturist During the early 19th century (also known as the era of Physical Culture), there existed a group of strongmen who set the standard for today’s strength athletes and all lifters in general. Interestingly, most of these men stayed relatively […]
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How to Win an Argument With a Nutritionist

January 2, 2014 | by Kris Gunnars on www.authoritynutrition.com I love nutrition, but I really hate the way it tends to be practiced. Many dietitians are NOT basing their nutrition advice on the latest science (1). The general guidelines are completely outdated. They have barely changed in the past few decades, even though nutrition science has advanced […]