Traveling and Working Out

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On The Road & Still On Point Whether for business or for pleasure, staying accountable can be tough when you’re on the move. But with a little bit of planning, you can minimize your slip-ups, or eliminate them all together. First, consider your flight time. It could be worth shelling out the extra Jackson or two to skip the redeye. Something as simple as shorting your sleep schedule can really throw off your routine. Second, scope out your spot. Check ...

Why Your Best Effort Isn’t Enough to Become a Champion

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In an attempt to help athletes reach their highest achievements in sports and health, I’ve found the whole concept of effort to be quite curious. Regularly working on plans and roadmaps with athletes to achieve their goals, and, ultimately, reaching the finish line, I’ve come to believe that intrinsic motivation and desire do not have a place in high-level sports. In fact, I don’t think they even exist. Before you stop reading, let me clarify. I believe that we should ...

The Mechanics Of Breathing

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A quick test to check the efficiency of your breathing mechanics as well as what to do when you find an inefficiency.

How to Count Macros to Lose Weight

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Have you heard people raving about their “macro diet” and wondered what in the world they were talking about? Well we are here to fill you in on not just the “what” of flexible dieting, but the “how” and “why” of tracking macros for fat loss.   Flexible dieting is a great way to  still eat the foods you enjoy WHILE losing fat! Not eliminating entire food groups, like many other diets prescribe, makes this way of eating much more ...

Road to Madison: Alison Scudds

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Alison will be attending the Brazil CrossFit Championship in Sao Paulo, Brazil on May 17th-19th. We catch up with Alison and talk training, nutrition, previous years and what she has been working on going into this season.