So you’ve been consistent with your workouts and tried to watch your calories, but you still aren’t seeing results. It seems like you’re doing everything right, so what’s the holdup? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. In fact, this used to be us! We were so frustrated putting in so time and effort into our training but not seeing the scale budge or any significant change to our body composition. Why were our muscles hiding under a squishy layer? If you’re working out 5 times a week then you should look and feel good naked right?!
I’m sure most of us have experienced the soreness that comes after a good workout. For some of us, getting out of bed after a heavy squat day or having performed “Karen”, can be quite a challenge. But what causes this DOMS – delayed onset muscle soreness – after a workout?
Own Your Eating coach, Jen Charlesworth has recently been experimenting with intermittent fasting. Truth is, she’s been loosely fasting for some time unintentionally, but after consulting our eBook to intermittent fasting, she decided to implement more of structure and pay attention to the results of differences she experienced during this time.
When it comes to nutrition, most of us have heard about metabolism and know that it can impact our weight. Sometimes our metabolism might be running a little fast, sometimes it might run slow, or maybe your metabolism is just a little out of whack. But what exactly is your metabolism and how does it work?
When it comes to slimming down, which one matters more — diet or exercise? There’s no doubt that they’re both vitally important to good health, but do they carry equal significance when it comes to losing weight?
People ask me all the time what I do to workout. Well, it’s no secret that I’m a lover of CrossFit and happily indulge in practicing muscle ups in our garage just for fun! But despite what you might think, I am not spending hours on end ‘pumping iron’ or subjecting myself to long duration low intensity cardio. Some of the best (and worst depending on how you look at it!) workouts I’ve done have required nothing more than my bodyweight and a small area of flooring.
Whether you’re having a busy week at home or traveling with work, sometimes finding the time to get yourself to the gym just isn’t an option. But that doesn’t mean you can’t squeeze in a quick workout at home! That’s the beauty of high intensity workouts. They’re quick and can easily be performed with little to no equipment. Check out our ideas for at-home workouts that take no time at all and will be sure to get your heart rate going!
Anyone who wants the full results of their training, should understand and accept that nutrition is the foundation for everything you do in the name of athletic growth & development. CrossFit’s hierarchy of development supports the idea that nutrition is the building block from which we must build on top of, if we are to succeed in our chosen sport.
30 muscle-ups for time is a staple CrossFit workout that made an appearance at the 2018 CrossFit Games! Now that you’ve watched the pros do it, you may be getting the itch to try it yourself! Whether you have a muscle-up or not, this is a great workout to measure your progress with the movement.
Active recovery? You’re probably thinking “ain’t no one got time for that!” Don’t worry we get it. You’re focused and committed to achieving your goals. You’ve got a one way ticket on the gains train and you don’t want to get left sitting on the platform! Well if you haven’t already, have a read of our post about calorie intake on training days vs rest days and that might just help you drop that mantra you’ve been clinging to that “More is Better” when it comes to your training and workouts.