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21 Jul Posted by in Fun Facts | Comments

Hot CrossFit?

Like Hot Yoga…. is that a thing? Let’s face it: the gym is like an infrared sauna right now.  It’s HOT in there!! Did you know that your athletic performance can be negatively affected by dehydration and elevated heat? There’s a lot of research out there that accounts for the effect of heat and dehydration […]

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29 Jan Posted by in Fun Facts | Comments

Catch some zzzzzz’s

Hey Whole Life Challengers! It has been just over two weeks, hope that you are settling in to a routine and figuring out what is reasonable for you to maintain in each category.  Keep up the great work, and congrats Jessica Smith for being in the lead currently! The bonus challenge for the next 2 […]

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28 Jan Posted by in Fun Facts | Comments

Deload week

Hey team, Last week was a very intensive week and I am sure your body is feeling it.  You asked your body a lot by doing all of 1 rep max testing.  If you hit all those lifts, this post is for you.  You will not see any heavy lifting this week for the regular […]

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17 Dec Posted by in Fun Facts | Comments

Slow and steady wins the race

Your muscles are made up with fibers, slow twitch and fast twitch.  Slow Twitch (Type I) are more efficient at using oxygen to generate more fuel (known as ATP) for continuous, extended muscle contractions over a long time. They fire more slowly than fast twitch fibers and can go for a long time before they […]

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21 Oct Posted by in Fun Facts | Comments

What about Tabata?

In 1996, Dr. Izumi Tabata published the results of a study demonstrating, with speed skaters, that the aerobic and anaerobic pathways could be trained simultaneously (Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 28). This was a significant finding, as most authorities had regarded the two pathways—and training for them—as compartmentalized. Aerobic training was largely long […]

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