How to CrossFit While Pregnant

We’ve had a lot of experience with pregnant athletes at CrossFit Sanitas in Boulder. Danielle and Steve had their baby girl mid September. Aly and Bobby J had their baby boy a few months ago. Katie and Samuel had their little guy over the summer. Trina, a CrossFit Regionals-level athlete from Denver and one of our […]

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Clean Eating: Post-Workout Recovery and Paleo Snacks

There are a lot of different opinions out there, so you’ll need to find what works best for you.  Let’s start with your main priority?  Before you can reach optimal performance, you’ll need to reach optimal health. With that in mind, maybe your #1 priority is to focus on gut health or blood sugar issues, […]

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How to Avoid the Dreaded DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)

We all know the feeling, 6-8 hours after a hefty workout or long period of any physical activity, your muscles start to ache and tighten up. Every movement you do reminds you of the activity done prior to getting you to this point. Peaking at around 48 hours, Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness can stop you in […]

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Acupuncture Treatment at Boulder’s CrossFit Sanitas

Boulder Acupuncture CrossFit Sanitas

Lindsay Long is the only acupuncturist on the front range that has completed the rigorous, year long Sports Medicine Acupuncture® certification process (which is an extra year of training in anatomy, biomechanics, kinesiology, orthopedic testing, posture analysis, performance enhancing techniques, etc.). Lindsay has worked with over 40 different NFL players from over half the teams […]

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Introducing Crossover Symmetry for CrossFit Shoulder Health

You’ve probably noticed the Crossover Symmetry bands on the wall.  Crossover Symmetry is a program created by a physical therapist to strengthen your shoulder and increase mobility.  It was born out of the baseball industry where shoulder health is paramount. Proven on the field and in clinical settings, Crossover Symmetry is currently being used by […]

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Five Signs Your Cortisol Levels are Way Too High

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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Should I Take Advil After a Workout?

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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Rest and Recovery

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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Reduce Inflammation, Speed Recovery and Improve Performance

We have grilled the experts, perused dozens of nutrition books, and scoured Amazon, the aisles of Whole Foods and the CrossFit blogosphere in search of the best supplements for our athletes. Here’s what we have learned: All athletes should supplement daily with Omega-3 and Vitamin D3 and this should be taken with fat for best […]

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Why massage is an important component to CrossFit Recovery

Massages don’t just feel great, they also provide excellent recovery assistance for CrossFit athletes. Getting a regular massage once a month or more can help you reduce soreness and risk of injury while increasing mobility so you can perform better. During high intensity exercise, lactic acid and general toxins from acidity increase in your muscles. […]

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