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Remember - Only ONE class tomorrow at 10:30AM.
Join Coach James for the unknown and unknowable Saturday at 9am.
Remember, we have only one class on Monday at 10:30AM. We will be doing a big Hero workout. Get ready!
WOOHOOOO! It's the end of the week. Finally it's FRIDAY!
We have only ONE more DAY remaining in our 800g Challenge. We are all feeling better, enjoying more energy, and loving how we feel with the increased vitamins, minerals and fiber with the 800g of fruits and vegetables we are eating every day.
This week's bonus challenge is to eat purple fruits and vegetables. Purple foods are rich in anthocyanins, which are natural plant pigments that provide foods with their fun color. Studies have shown that anthocyanins may benefit brain health, help to lower inflammation, and fight cancer and heart disease. In addition to anthocyanins, purple foods offers other key vitamins and nutrients.
My favorite purple vegetable is eggplant. Eggplant is technically a fruit (Yes! Really! Fruits have seeds and vegetables are the roots, leaves and stems of plants.) Check out this fabulous recipe courtesy of Bon Appetit. Click on the image for the recipe.
Michelle practices the Warrior III.
Coach Glassman challenges us to find fitness through mastering the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Have you noticed we've been practicing scales (holds), L-sits (holds), inversions (holds), planks (holds) and stretching? In fact, today we are practicing the splits. Can you do them? They are included in Coach's original CrossFit charter. Yet, vey few of us can do them.
Let's face it. No one likes "stretching," and none of us do it enough. However, one of our CrossFit goals is to regain our full range of motion and increase our flexibility. Being flexible and have full range of motion of your joints and muscles is as equally important as strength, power, speed, endurance and stamina.
Just like with everything we do in CrossFit, increasing flexibility and range of motion requires regular training. The good news is that we train our flexibility and mobility every day in class. More good news is that you can easily train your flexibility and mobility at home. Do you sit on the couch at home? Do couch stretch!
Regular stretching also has other benefits such as:
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