Your Nervous System Remembers

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It’s been awhile since we’ve talked about CrossFit! Since we’re in the middle of the Open and many are feeling a little ‘CNS-y’ after 19.2, what a perfect time to talk about this subject. You’ve likely heard of metabolic adaptation. The theory that your metabolic rate will adapt to the energy expended and consumed at any given time. For example, …

When CrossFit Doesn’t Love you Back

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Sooo I discontinued my CrossFit membership 😵 # Not because of the gym itself…I LOVE THE GYM and all its people. # And definitely not because I don’t love CrossFit…we all know I’m obsessed! # No, it’s because CrossFit doesn’t love me back 😪 # I’ve been trying to make this one-sided relationship work for the past year and we …

How to ‘Cut’ for Vacation

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How to ‘cut’ for vacation => DON’T # Just one of the many mistakes I see people make in their nutrition and body composition goals: try to lose weight and cut for a specific event that involves minimal working out, rich food, and excessive alcohol over a long period of time.. # Our metabolism is extremely adaptable, so if we …

When to Take a Rest Day

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Workouts that move your fitness & strength forward don’t have to leave you feeling annihilated. In fact, doing so on a regular basis can actually be WORSE for you than not exercising at all! Now before you all run at me with knives, please understand that this is a broad statement…hoping that with this post we can help you define …

Twin Studies Podcast: Finding Your Why

Stesha Lifestyle, Nutrition, Training

In this episode, we welcome Stesha Gulick back on the show! Stesha is a Nutrition Coach for her own business called Strength by Nutrition. She was also a former guest from way back in episode 4. If you haven’t heard that episode, be sure to check it out! In today’s episode, we talked with Stesha about her experience living at …

Different Training, Different Body Compositions

Stesha Training

6 years ago when I was a competitive half marathoner (left). And today just trying to be a decent CrossFitter (right). • Back then I’d run trails, roads, treadmills all day every day. These days I probably run once a week? And it’s usually never more than a mile! There’s no way I could have planned for this journey. • …

Fat Loss Myth #3: Eating 6 Small Meal per Day will Ramp-up Your Metabolism and Burn More Fat

Stesha Fat Loss, Nutrition, Training

The Fat Loss Series Continues! Fat Burning Myth #3: “Eating 6 small meals per day (vs. 3 larger meals) will ramp-up your metabolism and burn more fat.” False. Surprised? Let’s dive in deeper and debunk possibly one of the longest standing dogmas in the fat loss world… To be honest, there really isn’t any harm to believing this myth, unless, …

Fat Loss Myth #2: Fasted Cardio Burns More Fat and Leads to More Fat Loss

Stesha Fat Loss, Training

Today we continue to reveal yet another common fat loss tip you should ignore! Yesterday you discovered that High-Intensity Training was no more useful in creating a negative fat balance for weight loss than Low-Intensity Training when calories burned were matched. Pretty Earth-shattering stuff! It doesn’t stop there. Today, you will witness yet another age-old fat loss technique unravel in …

Fat Loss Series: Myth #1 HIIT Burns More Fat than SS Cardio

Stesha Fat Loss, Training

Research is a great tool for practical implication. That is until popular magazines and journalists get a hold of it Then, at which point, the conclusions are taken way out of context and drawn way out of proportion and sold to you as truths. You’ve likely experienced this phenomenon during your health and fitness endeavor. You read an insightful article …