Gut health has been a hot topic in the fitness community recently and rightfully so. As we learn more and more about the body we are seeing how much of an impact our gut has on our health and fitness. This is bad news for Americans because we as a whole have much poorer gut health than people living in other parts of the world.
Mindset is one of the most important aspects in determining if you are going to be successful in your training or not. In fact, I would argue that it is THE most important aspect. Before you ever lose weight, get in shape, get stronger, eat better, etc., you must do it in your head. No person ever achieved a goal without first deciding that they were going to do it in their head. In this article I want to talk about why mindset is so important and give you some tips to help you change your mindset and achieve your goals.
This article is going to be a little bit different in that I want to share with you something that I have come up with that has really helped me out in all aspects of life. This is not unique by any means but it is something that I have developed over several months of trial and error that uniquely fits me and my goals. I call it the Checklist Method. In this article I want to tell you how to use it and how to tailor it to help you reach your goals.
So you want to compete in the sport of CrossFit. That's great! It is a very fun sport that requires a big commitment. There are so many things that go into any given CrossFit competition that in can be very overwhelming trying to figure out what to work on. Should I be doing mostly weightlifting? How about a CrossFit workout every day? Maybe I should focus on gymnastics? Or my aerobic endurance? Every person is different on what they need to improve on, but I believe that there are basic characteristics of every high level competitor.
With summer right around the corner there is typically one thing on most people's minds with regards to their health and fitness. They want to look good for the beach. This is the time of year that most people kick their fitness regiment in high gear as their planned summer beach trip is only a few months away. The idea of spending all summer at the pool in a body that you are not proud of can be a scary thought.
Injury is probably the biggest thing that detractors point to when they talk about CrossFit. In this article I want to talk about why CrossFit got a bad injury rap in the first place, what an injury actually is, why injuries typically occur, and what you can do to prevent injury in your fitness program Where did the stigma of CrossFit and injuries come from anyways?
The grandaddy of all excuses. If I had a dollar for every time I heard this…well, you know where I’m going with that. I hear this more often then all other excuses combined. I would like to think that people are just saying this as a token excuse, and I think that many of them believe that they really are just throwing out an excuse.
Why? In many ways this can be the most important question you ask about a certain topic or situation. Unfortunately, this can also be the most overlooked question as well. Whenever we are doing something, whether big or small, I believe that it is extremely important for us to ask ourselves why we are doing it.