Life is a crazy adventure. Each of us has both a very relatable and a very unique experience as a human, on this crazy adventure. I think we can all agree that we all have good days and we all have bad days. Something the people in this community definitely share is a need for a physical outlet that helps us connect and process all of the good, the bad and the ugly. It's healthy, because on a biological level we need to literally burn the adrenalin out of our system. This outlet might also
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It’s one of the most exciting times of the year! For some that might mean it’s almost time your children go back to school, or for others, maybe you’re enjoying the fact that the sun is shining and it’s Summer. However, it’s also an exciting time of year for another reason. August happens to hold one of the most anticipated competitions in the CrossFit community…
Acupuncture is one of my favourite modalities for treating many conditions. Over the years, I've not only seen, but also experienced, fantastic results using acupuncture, including healing of my recent shoulder injury. I've treated a wide array of acute and chronic conditions using acupuncture (often in conjunction with nutrition and other treatments) including musculoskeletal issues, migraines, digestive problems, to boost the effectiveness of IVF treatments, for fertility issues, menstrual pai
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.
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.