I ran across this on r/crossfit, and I needed to do my own test…
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I ran across this on r/crossfit, and I needed to do my own test…
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Yes, ladies you heard me correctly. I’m done with CrossFit!
I’m meeting with Joanna Rohrback to become a Certified Prancercise Instrutor (Level 1).If you don’t know prancercising is the latest fitness craze to go viral on Youtube.
Joanna explains Prancercise as:
A springy, rhythmic way of moving forward, similar to a horse’s gait and ideally induced by elation. “This form of movement, along with dietary and spiritual principles can create the most satisfying, holistic and successful fitness program one could hope to experience.
I encourage anyone who is ready for a huge change in their lives, from the way they see the world, to the way they see themselves to explore the principles inherent in this program
Just imagine how lively your Box would be if everyone galloped and pranced around before starting the WOD.
You can even buy creator Joanna Rohrback’s book to learn more about this wonderful fitness routine.READ MORE +
In CrossFit there are currently 21 Women Inspired workouts. These WODS happen to be some of the toughest that CrossFit has to offer.
East Dallas CrossFit created the following infographic, breaking the benchmark workouts into four distinct groups:
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Pre-workout supplementation is a fundamental component of the sports nutrition industry. Proper supplementation prior to training will increase focus, quicken reaction time and increase power.
What girl doesn’t love and deserve more power? Most supplements contain different ingredients to produce ergogenic effects. When ingested together, these ingredients work to enhance various aspects of exercise performance.
Over the past decade there have been many pre-workout supplements brought to market. Unfortunately, most of these are manufactured for the male athlete and thus, contain ingredients female athletes do not need. Fizzle. Let’s face it girls, ladies, women….
It’s about time we had better choices.
Rareform Labs created Tone’d with the female athlete in mind.
This required getting to know the female athlete – her tastes, her workout goals, and her workout regimen. As well as a product she could actually use in real life. Through countless workouts and much research, Rareform Labs discovered that women wanted a boost of energy, but not energy that made them shaky or jittery.
An increased metabolism and appetite suppressant was desired. As was a supplement that would make them feel good and give them focus during their training. Finally, women sensibly requested an ingredient label that was easy to read and clearly stated what the product contained. After workouts, kids, work and real life – crazy label reading made easy is a nice touch.
Instead of loading Tone’d with large amounts of caffeine, Rareform Labs uses a small amount of caffeine and combines this with Synephrine for an extra boost. Synephrine is an extract from oranges that takes your workout to the next level without leaving you feeling tired or having a post-workout crash.
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is added to effectively reduce fat and preserve muscle tissue. The Journal of Nutrition suggests that CLA helps increase metabolic rates, decrease abdominal fats, enhance muscle growth and strengthen the immune system. All these factors are important to women in particular. Girls, this product has been listening to you.
Another ingredient often used to help burn fat is L-Carnitine. Due to L-Carnitine’s essential role in fat metabolism, it is a prime nutrient for boosting your fat burning capacity and an essential component of Tone’d.
A fairly new weight loss supplement that is gaining tremendous interest is 5HTP (5 Hydroxytryptophan). It is considered one of the very best natural appetite suppressants and thus, is part of the proprietary Tone’d recipe. It aids in mood enhancement, decreases anxiety, and assists the female athlete in her ability to increase her workout output. Unfortunately, this does not mean White Chocolate Mocha’s can now be ordered with abandon. Sigh.
Finally, complimenting the 5HTP ingredient and rounding out the essential Tone’d ingredients is Rhodiola Rosea. It strengthens the nervous system, enhances immunity and memory, and fights depression. You are worth it.
Rareform Labs is pleased to share their main supplement ingredients with its users. They believe in full disclosure and in meeting their target markets needs. They want every athlete who uses Tone’d to know what they are taking and what each ingredient delivers.READ MORE +
Amidst a never-ending variety of diet fads that all claim to have the secret to weight loss and better health, there is a growing movement of people that are improving their lives by following dietary principles that have stood the test of time long before the inception of these new-fangled commercially (and financially) oriented programs.
Many of these people started off trying popular dieting and weight loss programs such as Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig, which were moderately effective in helping them lose some weight, however much of the success from these programs was often short-lived and little consideration was given to restoring the body to its optimal state of health.
Programs like these are run by commercial businesses that have haphazardly put together ill-informed recommendations for dieting that are causing tens of thousands of people to settle for less-than-optimal health.
Fortunately, there is a solution that is not only helping people to lose weight, but is also bringing about remarkable improvements in health to individuals who were previously suffering from a wide range of sicknesses and illnesses. This powerful solution is called the Paleo Diet and due to the fact that it is helping more and more people achieve amazing results every day, it is spreading amongst the nutrition and weight loss community like wildfire.
What the Paleo Diet offers us is a no-frills commonsensical approach to eating and nutrition that advises us to eliminate from our diet, all of the toxic foods that are the culprits in the most common maladies like sinus infections and heartburn. While at first, the idea of removing grains and legumes from one’s diet may seem counter-intuitive or even extreme, once we begin to learn from the Paleo Diet that these foods are processed and contain many components (primarily gluten) that do not naturally occurring in nature, we then realize that we are merely returning our diet to its originally intended natural state.
Along with this shift in eating come significant improvements in health and relief from clinical issues such as acne and digestive problems that we previously thought to be of unknown origin. As we learn more about the Paleo Diet, it also becomes clear that this diet is not a one-size-fits-all approach to health. The Paleo Diet offers general principles that can get our eating and nutrition back on track, allowing us to enjoy increased energy levels and feelings of wellbeing, along with an improved figure.
At its core, the Paleo Diet is a return to a natural eating state that our ancestors likely followed during our hunting and gathering days, dating back nearly 200,000 years ago. What this basically results in, is a diet free of all processed foods and unnatural food sources. By removing all of these “inflammatory foods” from the diet, the body is able to achieve a renewed state of health and wellbeing.
Eat anything you want… almost
At this point it would probably be a good idea to ask if you want the good news or bad news first. Let’s start with the bad news, since there’s relatively little of it. People on the Paleo Diet enjoy a rich selection and wide variety of food choices that allows for endless variation in cooking and eating and are never in danger of becoming bored with their meals. This remains true, despite the fact that people on the Paleo Diet do not eat processed foods, grains, legumes, sugar, dairy, alcohol and vegetable oils.
[colored_box color=”red”]Note: While many people may consider the idea of giving up the following foods to be unconventional, let’s remember that over two thirds of the U.S. adult population is either overweight or obese.[/colored_box]
Here is a list of examples of foods that people on the Paleo Diet tend to avoid.
For the 30 Days of Change Challenge, there are six small meals a day but you don’t have to eat if you don’t feel hungry. Snacks are optional, too. You can scale the amounts provided up or down depending on how much you feel you need but try not to go overboard by drastically increasing or reducing the portions.
You can always replace items and mix and match depending on your preferences e.g. replace beans with chicken and vice-versa, choose whole-wheat or whole grain wraps or bread.
Unless specified otherwise use whole eggs or keep one yolk in three when making omelets. You can keep the meal plan as is and follow it or you can use it as a guideline – it’s up to you.
Whenever the quantity of something isn’t specified like with green beans, tomatoes and mushrooms, for example, that means the quantity isn’t limited.
Also, try to avoid buying any sweets or salty snacks during the 30 days of the program or drink any alcohol.
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Have y’all ever seen any of those shiz people say vids on youtube? some are super funny and some are super weird and dumb? well Some of you may have already seen my verson. it’s super funny. I made with one of my bestfriends and teammate Aimee Anaya Everett called “shit weightlifter girls say” it’s a perfect display of our sarcasm and hilariousness. Maybe it’s cuz our gyms so awesome? who knows but here ya go!