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WHY FISH OIL?

The two types of polyunsaturated fats found most frequently in foods are omega-3 and omega-6 fats. Polyunsaturated fats are sources of the two essential fatty acids, meaning they must be obtained from the diet. They are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) (an omega-3) and...

The Posterior Chain – Coach Claudia Morales

Why is the Posterior Chain so important? The Posterior Chain is incredibly important for quality of life. Training athletes daily, I hear complaints of lower back pain. Not only can tapping into your posterior chain get you extremely strong, help improve athleticism...

Where’s the Protein?

At some point over the last 10 years... or however long you've been considering diet/ eating better. You've probably said "oh my god I don't even know what to eat any more!" What kind of carbs are good? Fat is bad right? I don't want to eat too much protein because...

Two-a-Days?

Hey everyone, Just wanted to talk a bit about a question I get a lot. People often are looking for "quick results" and occasionally ask about working out twice a day to speed things up. Exercise is just one piece of the puzzle to a healthy life. Usually I answer by...

Simple, Not easy

Nutrition is the foundation of CrossFit. They even provide a "simple" prescription for eating: Eat lean meat and vegetables, nuts and seed, some fruit, little starch, no sugar. I use the word simple in that sentence, because the prescription is made up of one,...

The benefits of meal prep

Besides setting yourself up for success, meal prepping on a Sunday also: Save Money -  It may not seem like it when you're at the register at HEB, but you can get a pack of boneless skinless chicken breasts (5lb) that could turn into the protein portion of 7-10 meals...

Exercise and Injuries

You’ve been hitting the gym consistently and seeing some positive changes and then it happens. Something happens and now you’re hurt. Maybe it’s your foot. An ankle, shoulder or low back. Whether it happened in the gym or not, doesn’t matter. What matters is that...

What the heck is a Macro?

One of the best things you can do for your own health is to take the time to learn about food. All food can be broken into 3 categories or "Macro-Nutrients". Here they are along with what they do and what kind of food they are found in. Protein - used by your body for...

Why you should join the Open!

Each year thousands of CrossFit affiliates around the world take part in a worldwide test of Fitness. You can say this is why we train all year. Each Thursday at 7 PM for 5 weeks, a previously unknown workout is presented and then completed by demo CrossFit athletes...

What Are Your Three Things?

If your energy could only be put towards three things, what would they be? I was talking to a friend and business owner a few years ago and he discussed the philosophy of only being able to execute three things really well. Most people have family and job as two of...

The Great Potato Debate

Trying to eat better? You MUST have come across the great potato debate. Which is better, one is a super-food, both taste great with butter! For the majority of these emails, I use my daily conversations and questions I get from those who ask. I LOVE to help, and so...

Are you planning ahead for success?

Think about your typical week. Most likely, you can predict what days you will be working late, driving the kids to activities, or simply too exhausted to cook. In fact, your typical day may include waking up at 5 am, getting the kids ready for school, a full day of...

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