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So yesterday was a mess. I found out that someone skimmed off my credit card number and got away with over $450 in charges over the last 6 days. This cold is still breaking up and I'm certain I sounded like I was dying. I'm still powering through and working with what I've got. I … Continue reading Daily Gratitude: 11/14/2019
What a week, but I'm hanging onto all the good things this week. Attending a conference and helping students, spending time with my family, taking a day of rest after a solid leg day, and now getting ready for the week ahead, there's so much to be thankful for. Join the conversation: What are you thankful for today?
Photo by Bich Tran on Pexels.com Hey guys! As you know, I told you that I would have a free meal planner and tracker for you available. It's not anything fancy or designer, but it's functional. This meal planner is based on the IIFYM (if it fits your macros) model but can accommodate any diet … Continue reading My Free Meal Tracker is Here!
Hi guys, So in the midst of adopting Alaska last week and securing my end of the month sales and such, I realized that I forgot to post the warm up and recovery workouts for CrossFit's Open 20.3 Workout. My thoughts: I really enjoyed this workout and the classic challenge it brought. Deadlifts are a … Continue reading 20.3 Warm Up and Recovery by Active Life Rx
20.2 is here and it's looking gnarly. Have you seen it yet????? Amrap 20 minutes: 4 DB thrusters; 8 Toe-to-Bars; and 24 double unders LOL. It doesn't seem that bad, but pacing yourself will be key during this workout. It'll be easy to go hard probably the first 5 or 6 rounds and then you'll … Continue reading CrossFit Open 2020: 20.2 Warm Up from Active Life
Bonus Post! If you're participating in the CrossFit Open, you know how taxing it is. It's a tough cycle of workouts and it mentally wears you down. I talked about some techniques to prepare for the Open Workouts, but let's talk about some recovery from the first workout, 20.1. 20.1 burned the lungs and the … Continue reading CrossFit Open 20.1 Recovery
If you're a Crossfitter or other athlete, than you probably know that the CrossFit Open 2020 season started this week. The first workout was announced this past Wednesday and athletes will have until Monday to submit their scores via video or authorized judge. Half-reppers, your time is almost up. You can't cheat the Open. Dave … Continue reading Preparing for the CrossFit Open 2020
Even though it's fall and a lot of athletes are starting bulk or trying to maintain their current size or weight, it's important that we don't neglect strengthening our foundation. It's all relevant and by only focusing on the lifts or skills we're already good at, we lull ourselves into a false sense of security … Continue reading Creating Stability: Developing Ab Strength with just 5 Movements
Water weight, or fluid retention, as it is commonly called, can make us feel like a beached whale even if we're healthy. This happens to literally everyone, but most people simply deal with it instead of proactively managing it so that they can feel a little lighter.