Guidelines: Eating for Recovery

3-2-1 TIME! You’re done working, but is your workout totally over when the buzzer sounds? That post-exercise high is awesome, but after a workout your tissues are inflamed, energy stores depleted, and your muscle fibers need repair. Until your body’s recovered, your workout isn’t done! One of the most critical factors for recovery – aside […]

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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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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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The Synergy of Yoga and CrossFit

In many ways CrossFit and Yoga are polar opposites – CrossFit is fast and intense where Yoga is slow, methodical and reflective. So it’s understandable that people that are attracted to the intensity of CrossFit might not prioritize having a regular Yoga practice. In Crossfit you build strength by tearing the muscle fibres and they […]

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7 Signs You Aren’t Recovering From Your CrossFit Workouts Properly

7 Signs You Aren't Recovering From Your CrossFit Workouts Properly

Proper recovery is essential for CrossFit athletes to improve performance, build muscle and stay healthy. Signs that you might not be recovering properly can vary so it’s helpful to look for abnormalities from your normal state. Some things to consider include: 1. Changes in mood. Mood changes can be tricky, especially if you are experiencing disruption […]

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