Week 3 of 5 EST + CrossFit Open Prep
Been a very productive week this week and found myself a little short on time to write a post. Enjoy this week of training team.
RECOMMENDED WEEKLY READING:
BoxRox.com: 5 Reasons Crossfitters Struggle With Toes To Bar – Before kipping, strict core strength should be built with exercises like planks, hollow rocks, hollow rock holds, side planks, good mornings, deadlifts, GHD extensions, hanging knee raises (strict knee to elbows), strict toes-to-bars, L-holds, seated L-sit and other similar exercises.
JTSstrength.com: CARBS the Training Fuel – For those of us that train hard and care about results in a big way, we know that nutrition is very important to optimize results. Most of us know that getting enough calories to grow muscle, eating fewer calories to burn fat, and consuming enough protein are all super important steps. And that’s totally spot on. But what about carbs?
StrengthSensei.com: Butter Up for Health – Incorporate butter in your daily diet, you’re going to be healthier and leaner for it
StrengthSensei.com: Top Five Benefits of Meditation – So should you meditate? The real question is more why haven’t you picked up the habit yet. Your health and performance in the gym and in life will improve. Other than exercising, I can’t think of a better investment that a habit taking few minutes a day can bring. Be mindful!
Foxnews.com: ‘Fat but fit’: How carrying excess weight can have long-term health consequences – For decades, scientists believed that excess body fat was mere storage for unused calories. However, research conducted over the past 20 years suggests added fat is more than a little extra cushion—fat cells are actually “toxic factories,” each one producing inflammatory cytokines (chemical messengers of inflammation) throughout the body and causing potentially serious damage to your health.