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Boulder’s CrossFit Sanitas’ Coach Steve Parsoneault is the 2nd Fittest Man on Earth!

Boulder CrossFit Sanitas Steve Parsoneault CrossFit Games Podium

Coach Steve is 53 years old and stronger than ever, and stronger than most anyone else even half his age!

Boulder CrossFit Sanitas Steve Parsoneault CrossFit GamesAs a little recap for Day 1, he came in 2nd place in his first event, making a mad dash for the finish line carrying an 120-pound sandbag like it was nothing! After that, Steve put up a 227 pound thruster, placing 5th in that event. He finished out the day with a 7th place finish in a combo of sprints and snatches; leaving Steve at 3rd place after day 1!

Steve then dominated his 4th workout, flying through chest-to-bar pull-ups faster than anyone, even surpassing the announcers expectations of what he’d be able to do. Weights got heavy in the next workout but he still finished strong with an 8th place finish; ending up in 2nd at the end of Day 2!

In his final day, Steve needed some strong finishes to maintain his podium status. He came out strong in event 6 with a 4th place finish and was blessed by the CrossFit gods with a workout in his wheelhouse to compete against the top 10; Amanda 9-7-5 of Squat Snatches and Muscle-Ups. Steve finished 3rd in the final workout, locking him in for the silver medal and the title of 2nd Fittest Man in the World for men 50-54 years old.

Boulder CrossFit Sanitas Steve Parsoneault CrossFit Games second fittest manA quote from Steve after finishing his weekend of competition:

“Feel like a bit of a train wreck this morning but happy the wheels are still on. People in Crossfit inspire me; I think that’s why I will never leave it and I feel it after EVERY Games. As I headed out for the final work out yesterday, I saw the teens in the warm-up area. We had talked about the work-outs a lot over the week. 15 year olds and 50 years olds – mutual respect. BUT they were DONE, yet hitting front squats pretty hard. They were preparing for next year just HOURS after their final event of the Crossfit Games, AND doing it together, with their former competitors. This is CrossFit. Successful people don’t knock on opportunities’ door; they kick the damn door down and give it a big stomp – NOW. That’s how Games athletes are made, and I could see it in these teens. Inspiring and a reminder about what it takes.”

Check out Steve’s First Place Finish Event Below:

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Boulder’s CrossFit Sanitas Coach Steve Parsoneault Placed 3rd Day 1 of the CrossFit Games

Boulder CrossFit Sanitas CrossFit Games

Coach Steve is currently sitting in 3rd place overall at the 2015 CrossFit Games Masters 50-54 Division. He came in 2nd place in his first event, making a mad dash for the finish line carrying an 120-pound sandbag like it was nothing! After that, Steve put up a 227 pound thruster, placing 5th in that event. He finished out the day with a 7th place finish in a combo of sprints and snatches; leaving Coach Steve at 3rd place after day 1!

He’ll be competing in 4 more events today and tomorrow! Watch Day 1 Events below, and see when he’ll be competing so you can watch live online!

  • Wednesday
    • Long Chipper at 12:55pm
    • Double Hanger at 5:15pm
  • Thursday (We’ll be watching both Thursday events at the gym on the big screen! Come cheer on Steve at his home gym!)
    • The Sandwich at 12:20pm
    • Final Event TBD at 2:00pm

CrossFit Games Masters 50-54 Event 1
Coach Steve’s Heat Starts at 1:53:47 in the Video Below

CrossFit Games Masters 50-54 Event 2
Coach Steve’s Heat Starts at 1:21:00 in the Video Below

CrossFit Games Masters 50-54 Event 3
Coach Steve’s Heat Starts at 1:20:30 in the Video Below

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Boulder’s CrossFit Sanitas Ladies Get that Uptown Funk!

Ladies’ Night was a huge hit this weekend! Kicked things off with some paleo treats and some not-so-paleo beverages followed by an epic dance lesson and performance (thanks to Paige Austin from Streetside Studios) and finally a clothing swap! CrossFit Sanitas community coming together on a Friday for some fun, friends and funky dancing!!

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Five Signs Your Cortisol Levels are Way Too High

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If you live in Boulder and do Crossfit it is likely that you have high levels of cortisol. Problem is, most of us have no idea that we’re even stressed! What is cortisol? Cortisol is a steroid hormone that your body produces as a “flight-or-fight” response to a major stressful life event. It essentially allows […]

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Core training for PR’s and bigger gains

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Understanding the basics of core training will help you achieve PR’s and bigger gains. The core refers to more than just the abs. It encompasses the entire musculature of the torso, including the shoulders, scapula, abdominals, obliques, erectores, glutes, hip flexors, adductors and more. The core is responsible for transmitting forces from the upper body […]

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Should I Take Advil After a Workout?

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Do you enjoy a dose of “Vitamin I” (Ibuprofen) after a hard WOD? You may want to reconsider using Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs to alleviate pain from exercise. Ibuprofen is part of a class of drugs known as ‘Non-Steroidal-Anti-Inflammatory-Drugs’ (NSAID) and recent (as well as past research) has shown some serious side effects associated with […]

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Coconut vs. Almond Flour?

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One quick note on paleo baking…if you’re going to bake things that require flour, try to find recipes that use coconut vs. almond flour.  One cup of almond flour is equivalent to 90 almonds and almonds are high in PUFAs, or omega 6s (which cause inflammation when they’re out of balance with omega 3s). Also […]

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Rest and Recovery

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In light of the recent clean challenge, most athletes in the gym have taken their fitness to the next level making a big push for results. Though this enthusiasm is welcomed by teammates and coaches at Sanitas, the topic of rest and recovery is sometimes overlooked. I can attest to this myself because I have […]

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Sanitas Summer Slam Competition Results!

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What an incredible display of fitness on Saturday! During our first-ever in-house CrossFit competition, over 30 of Boulder’s CrossFit Sanitas athletes completed 3 different workouts in order to put all their hard work to the test! And what a test it was; first they started with a 1 rep max Clean & Jerk, and then […]

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Glycemic Index vs. Glycemic Load: Why it matters.

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The Glycemic Index (GI) ranks specific carbohydrates from zero to 100, based on the rate in which they affect your blood sugar levels. A GI of 1 to 55 is low, 56 to 69 is medium, and 70 to 100 is high. Higher ranking foods spike both blood sugar and insulin levels and should be […]

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