Many athletes take dietary supplements to help improve performance. These supplements may provide a variety of benefits such as increasing strength, power, speed, or endurance or alternatively, by altering body weight or body composition or decreasing inflammation. Fish oil is one of the most common supplements that athletes are taking for these very powerful reasons.
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A big part of our mission, Solid Ground's mission, is to help you lead a higher quality of life with fitness as the foundation. And this is exactly what we're talking about. Living a full life includes not just the hard work in the gym, but reaping the benefits in the rest of your life. It includes the learning and the play that all that hard work gives you the ability to engage in.
They say we live our lives forwards, and understand them looking backwards. Those who know me, know I'm big on reflection. It's important every once in a while to take a few minutest to look back and think about what you've learned, and then to let those lessons be a part of how you move forward. This is how we get better...
Spring is finally here! I’ve already been out on my first run of the season and enjoy seeing green. Spring is a natural time for growth, renewal and regeneration. As buds peak out and the first flowers punch upward from the earth, all of nature comes alive. Just as in nature, spring is also a time to take inventory, renew and regenerate ourselves after the cold winter season. In many traditions there is a focus this time of year to do various types of cleanses. We declutter and clean our houses
Here is a basic summary of my talk last month which is always relevant, but especially now as the Open continues. The quality and quantity of our food over our entire day, week, year, life matters more for recovery than anything specific in a window of time pre or post workout. During recovery from a WOD there are a few considerations we need to keep in mind (not including supplements)...
Mastering the basics is going to continue to be a message of mine over the next few weeks and months. I think people are seeing how their performance in the Open is being affected by being able to do the basics really well. People who have laid a solid foundation are able to perform tasks under pressure. Those who have rushed through the process or have skipped steps along the way are finding it much harder to perform while under fatigue.
There is something to be said for being part of a community that builds you up, challenges you, and helps you to become a better athlete. The type of community where when you are the last one, working to finish your workout or last rep and the whole class is standing around you cheering you on; that sense of belonging grows stronger. We are all apart of many different communities in our day to day life, yet, the CFSG community continues to grow in more ways than one. Whether you are a part of th
All of our coaches put in so much passion and have been helping us to improve all year long. And we as a community show up and push ourselves to be better everyday! But other than our training, we can also prepare ourselves for optimal performance & recovery and increase the functioning of our internal environment via proper nutrition. From every bite of food we chose to put into our body, to the functioning of our digestive system and the ability of our body to cope with stress, recover and rep
The CrossFit Games Open is quickly approaching. This is the first step in the yearly qualification process for the CrossFit Games. For five weeks starting February 23, CrossFit HQ releases one workout each week. Based on performance the top 20 men and women in each region qualify for Regionals. But the open is much more than that. It's an opportunity to connect with the rest of the worldwide CrossFit community, working through the same challenges together, week after week.