BREAKING NEWS: @Crossfitgames has announced 14 Games athletes have been banned from this years Games as a result of failing CrossFit Drug Testing Policy. The 14 athletes mentioned in the article have sent forward appeals, while additional athletes “have been notified of banned substance violations “ but have yet to come forward and appeal. .
What is happening in our sport?
Does this tarnish the title that our sport holds as producing the most fittest people in the world?
Are there more athletes taking banned substances and just not getting caught?
Post your thoughts below.
To take a page out @MathewFras book: These athletes are using banned substances and are still not winning the Games, is it worth it? .
On the other hand, HWPO (Hard Work Pays Off)
CHOCOLATE PROTEIN BALLS 😍
130g medjool dates, pitted
95g almond meal
60g True Vegan85 Rich Chocolate Protein Powder
20g True BCAAs
20g True Cacao powder
110g maple syrup
Extra almond meal for rolling the balls in
18 individual nuts to put inside the balls
1. Combine all the dry ingredients together in a food processor
2. Add in the maple syrup until a thick dough mixture is formed
3. Roll into balls. Press your thumb into the centre of the ball and add in a nut.
4. Re-roll into a ball then roll into almond meal to coat.
5. Store in the fridge if not consuming right away.
Notes - For 18 balls, they were about 35g each.
Animal Warmup Series - Crawling:
I love programming in these types of movements into warmups for online programming athletes that we get to work with and even with our patients in the rehab setting
There's something about moving around on the ground and exploring different patterns that really opens up some new movement and mobility for athletes as they get through them
Some of my favorites coming at you this week, I'm pretty sure this one can be named after anything that crawls, but we'll go with @strongfit1 who has claimed it the panther 🐅
Fitness video content have switched from being strictly instructional to being inspirational. Raw & behind the scenes content that give viewers a window into the lives of the fitness influencers they love most. @media_phi #mediaPHI
You would think it’s our birthday 🎁 here at F45Holladay, based on all the goodies that were delivered today!! But the truth is, we just want to always keep it fresh. So ... lots of new equipment coming at ya real soon . 🙌🏼 Oh, and tomorrow is Special-K’s birthday, 🎈 so send @kennrass some love when you drop in.
We def all have enough to worry about so let @rpstrength worry about your fuel.
Thanks for taking a little off my plate by telling me what to put on my plate...
Use code “yogihybrid” to save cash on your new diet template! 🌱🖖🏾💙💯
👀Protocols I use when I am trying to improve body composition
When I am dieting hard trying to burn off some body fat my protein requirements are at the highest for the year. Why? Satiety and muscle preservation.
🍗Protein leaves you feeling full longer than any other macronutrient. So when I am in a caloric deficit this allows me to less hangry. Less hungry John is better John.
🔋When calories are low while dieting tissue is being utilized for energy. Fat and muscle are both being burned. Protein is a muscle building nutrient. Consuming a higher amount of protein helps preserve muscle mass and burn body fat. So the trainer online that is telling you you’re going to lose a TON of fat and build a TON of muscle is full of it.
😋I usually take a couple days a week using “refeed” days. This means 5 days a week I will be eating in a caloric deficit and the other 2 I will be at a maintenance requirement. This keeps my metabolism rolling, hormones in check and most importantly allows me to diet hard during my 5 day diet period. ------
🐢I diet slow. The quicker you try to lose weight the more muscle will be burnt off. I usually take 500-1000 calories off my maintenance caloric requirement to find my cutting deficit. I find a pound a week of weight loss is ideal. If you’re losing more than that it’s most likely water or muscle and won’t be sustained long. ------
📆Most importantly dieting should not be longer than 3-4 month time stretches. If you find yourself going years on end eating less and less calories and still not losing weight your likely just getting fatter. Your body has adapted for starvation mode and simply stores everything as fat it can. At this point your metabolism is slow as a snail, hormones are completely out of whack and you probably don’t feel great. Eating less is not always the answer to losing weight.
Dieting is hard on the body. We intentionally starve the body to lose fat. Just make sure you’re doing it with some form of plan. Slide into my DMs if you have any Qs for me!
What does Tuesdays insanity mean??? 45 mins of cardio and body weighted strength exercises... 💯10 mins on the floor doing AMRAP all body weighted exercises 💯10 mins on the bike (spin)
💯10 mins sprints and runs on the treadmill
Warmup, breaks and stretches 💪🏼
Hiit training is one of the most beneficial types of training you can do to create that Mind Body & Soul effect... 🙌🏻 Keep your #cleaneatingjourney perfect and #moveyourbody everyday and you will feel the best you have ever felt... #comejointhemovement#2FREEsessions#exfittweed
Quick clip of today’s workout and how I like doing my Romanian Deadlifts.
I like to start with focusing and adjusting myself to a position to put as much tension on the hamstrings as possible.
I make sure to slow down the eccentric movement and don't "bounce". I've come very close to seriously tearing my hamstring once by doing this with a quick jerking change of direction at the fully stretched position.
On my way back I hip hinge to the starting position, putting all focus on using my hamstrings to get me there and keeping my back neutral (obviously it's mostly your glutes doing most of it though.)
My feet are about shoulder distance apart, pointed mostly forward. Knees are straightened (but still bent) as possible while maintaining a neutral back and not ripping my hamstrings.
😍 😮 #ExtremeExercise
Fitness tips & inspiration ➡ @extremeexercise
It was a wonderful weekend with friends at the beach. We took full advantage daily beach workouts, jog along the water, swimming, long walks, and a stretch session.
Try this workout anywhere at home, the gym, or outdoors. It’s fun, functional, and effective (burns more calories). The movements can be modified for any level. Best is no equipment is necessary.
Do 10-15 reps each and 1-3 sets
1️⃣ Lunge jumps (keep feet straight)
2️⃣ Side lunge w/ reach
3️⃣ Push-up w/rotation
4️⃣ Jump squats w/overhead reach
5️⃣ Burpee w/push-up
Go at your own pace! Feel good! Enjoy! Have you tried any outdoor workouts?
The sound of crashing waves, smell of ocean air and sensation of your feet on the sand. Reduces stress, calms the mind, and grounds us with the earth.
#beachworkout#lunges#totalbodyworkout#coreworkout#functionalfitness Credits: @zainab_fitforallah
After today’s training put in some@more gymnastics work and as I’m getting more comfortable with Ring Muscle Ups I’m happy and my Bar Muscle Ups are even getting better ....... I’m so grateful that a month from turning 44 years old I can still be a an athlete at a high caliber ......
Challenge your limits.
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So I had been hearing all morning how our 30-minute workout was going to leave my arms feeling like jello....they were right!
Day 1, no matter what, is always so exciting and while the luster can wear off, I can do 4 days a week. I can do having a tribe of people doing it alongside me to kick my butt in gear when I need it. I can do eating well when I can still have treats here & there. I can do more confidence, more energy, & LESS feeling anxious & overwhelmed. I can do that for me... and for my family❤. Thinking about all you Day 1ers out there today!🙌.
It's not too late to join us😉
Ejercitar en una banca?🛋
Las bancas tienen casi la misma altura que muchas de las cajas o barras paralelas que existen en los gimnasios. Lo que significa que puedes obtener los mismos resultados y trabajo muscular mientras tomas un poco de aire fresco.
Las flexiones de pecho en elevación nos sirven para fortalecer y ganar musculatura en toda la cintura escapular, es decir: Biceps, triceps, escápulas y todo el resto de estructuras musculares contenidas en nuestro tren superior. Así que a dejar las excusas a un lado y vamos a entrenar! :