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  • Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Overtraining?

As I've said before, training, be it for CrossFit or using CrossFit as a tool for your sport or activity, is all about balance.  It's a balance between stress and recovery.  Stressors include the activity itself, but also, life stressors, such as work, keeping track of kids, balancing a checkbook, or anything that has the potential to raise your heartrate and/or blood pres...
  • Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Resources

One of the tabs on our navigation bar is the Resources link.  You'll find all kinds of great info on nutrition, shoulder injuries and a collection of recipes.  We would like to expand the scope of the Resource page, so anytime you run across something you think would be of benefit to our community, pass it along and we'll get it posted.  The recipe page is always open...
  • Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Hero WODs

Yesterday we did the workout "Murph", one of the CrossFit Hero workouts - and one of the harder ones.  If you did Murph, or "Daniel" last week, you know that the hero WODs are extra challenging.  They test you both phsically and mentally.  Somewhere in the middle of it,  you're wondering if you're going to make it all the way through.  But you keep pushing t...
  • Monday, May 31st, 2010

Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day!  Thank you to all the members of the Armed Forces we have the privilege of interacting with every day.  It is a true honor to train with the Veterans, Active Duty, and Cadets we have at CrossFit Blacksburg.  Thank you and God Bless you! Today is the launch of our newly designed web site.  Give us you feedback - we hope you like it!  Thanks a...
  • Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Free guest days

Free Guest Days start today!  If you have given your friends a Free Guest Pass please remind them to contact us ahead of time (e-mail or phone) to reserve a spot in one of our classes.  Many of our current athletes have had their first taste of CrossFit during our Guest Days.  Spread the CrossFit "love"! Late night burpee tutorial.  Bonus points if you can identify t...
  • Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Why You Got Fat

This is yet another great  trailer fromt he movie Fat Head.  I know I've said it before, but I think we just might have to buy this.  And as I've said before too, eating fat doesn't make you fat, carbohydrates do!  I'll let these guy explain it as they have animation and everything!
  • Monday, May 24th, 2010

Sweetners?!

In an interview with Dr. Oz about foods to keep off your grocery list was posted on an Arizona TV Station.  For the most part he was spot on.  The funny part was the reponse sent in by the Corn Refiners Association... High fructose corn syrup, sugar, and honey all contain the same number of calories (four calories per gram). According to the American Dietetic Association, &ldqu...
  • Friday, April 30th, 2010

McB!!

Thanks so much to John McBrien for joining us Saturday morning.  If you don't know who McB is ... he was one of our first coaches, and has moved on to bigger and better things!  He is now a Head Coach for CrossFit Endurance, including traveling to coach CFE seminars, and he does all of the programming for the CFE website.  He also posts a Wednesday Whiteboard video chat o...
  • Monday, April 26th, 2010

Fish Oil—How Much?

Fish oil is one of the few supplements that we take, and that we suggest to people that they take. But how much? I was reviewing a GNC vitamin combo pack with one of our athletes yesterday, and it had less than 700mg for the day. So how much is enough? Our non-resident, yet often sited nutrition guru, Robb Wolf recommends between 0.5 and 1.0 grams per 10 pounds of body weight. So, unless ...
  • Monday, December 1st, 2008

Your Favorite?

60 Day Challenge - Day 17 Yesterday we chatted about your least favorite move in CrossFit.  Today, what's your favorite?