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Post Workout Recovery Protein – Progenex

By | General CrossFit, Gym, News, Nutrition

The most commonly used supplement for recovery after a workout is Whey Protein.  Once the muscles are depleted following an intense workout there is a short window of time to refill them with protein and a few carbohydrates.  Getting these nutrients into the muscles quickly is key to speeding up recovery.  So the size and quality of the protein powder is important.  Yes, quality usually comes with a higher price tag.  Less expensive proteins are available but often are considerably less effective. We have carried Progenex products for years because we believe it works.  It also tastes fantastic which is a bonus.  We encourage you to give it a try if you haven’t already.  Use it for a month, if you don’t notice a difference then try something else.  Follow this link to get more information – PROGENEX

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Nutrition and Supplements

By | General CrossFit, Nutrition

What’s the best way to maximize the results you get from your workout? Well, I’m glad you asked. Sleep and nutrition are the most important factors to recovering after you workout. For now let’s focus on food. So what and how much should you eat? Another great question. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be complicated.   “Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.” – Greg Glassman   That’s it. That’s where we start. No amount of supplements are going to make a difference without first focusing on solid nutrition. Nutrition is the foundation of every fitness marker and it is the fastest way to accomplish your fitness goals. Improved workout performance, body image, better sleep, more energy, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, etc. All will improve with clean eating in the…

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800 Gram Nutrition Challenge

By | Events, News, Nutrition

WHAT IS IT? This challenge was designed by OptimizeMe Nutrition. Eat 800 grams (g) or fruits and/or vegetables, by weight, per day.  No foods are eliminated, but only fruits and veggies count toward the 800g. Eat the fruits and veggies or your choice. Hit the macros you want. Raw, cooked, canned, frozen; doesn’t matter!  If you can weigh it as a standalone and unprocessed fruit or vegetable, you can count it. Yep, that’s it!  Pick up a one-sheet at the gym for all the rules and scoring details. Or get a copy here.  So why 800g? It’s associated with increased health and is a simplified way to hit those recommended servings of fruits and vegetables. Read more here. DATES May 14 – June 10 Shake off the post-Open hangover and kick off summer with healthy eating habits! SIGN-UP Sign up here using your CrossFit DFW login.   Q&A WEBINARS OptimizeMe…

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Whole Life Challenge

By | Events, General CrossFit, Nutrition

We have 2 information meetings for the Whole Life Challenge on Sunday, September 11 @ 2:00PM and Wednesday, September 14 @ 6:30PM.  Come to either one to get all the details and information on what the WLC is, how it works and why you should do it. The fastest way to meeting your fitness goals is improving your nutrition.

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Personal Training

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Meet YOUR goals, at YOUR pace, on YOUR schedule While we personally love the group classes that CrossFit DFW typically offers, we can can understand why some people would prefer coaching in a one on one environment. One on one coaching is for you if you: – have a weakness you want to work on – are overcoming an injury – prefer a more personal environment when you workout – desire personalized programming designed to suit you and your fitness and nutritional goals People looking for individual, focused attention often prefer to work one on one with a quality, knowledgeable coach. That attention can help push then through a sticking point in their training or particular body part they want to change. Workouts are tailored to their specific needs and nutritional concerns are addressed to achieve the clients goals. Personal training also provides a solid personal relationship where encouragement and…

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Whole Life Challenge

By | Events, General CrossFit, Gym, Nutrition

Nutrition is the foundation for ANY wellness, fitness, weight loss plan and performance gains.  You CAN NOT outwork a bad diet.  Improving the quality of your food and proportioning it appropriately should be the first step in achieving your goals. So that being said, starting this January 17th we will begin the Whole Life Challenge.  It is an eight week challenge that is focused on improving your nutrition as well as incorporating whole body wellness including stretching, mobility, exercise, sleep quality, water intake, etc.  There are 3 levels of commitment from beginner to advanced.  This is the best way to get you closer to your fitness goals and a great way to start the year. We want you to be a part of this and to partner with you as our CrossFit DFW community moves towards improved quality of life.  Please let us know if you have any questions at…

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Post-workout Nutrition

By | General CrossFit, Gym, News, Nutrition

It never fails:  time is called, the WOD is over, athletes take a minute or two (or five!) to catch their breath and put away their equipment, then out come the shaker bottles filled with their recovery shake of choice. Many athletes at CrossFit DFW use some kind of shake and/or meal after the WOD to help their bodies recover from the work they just completed, and with good reason.  During the WOD, you are depleting energy stores in your tissues, as well as causing microscopic damage to your muscles and surrounding tissue.  This sounds bad, but it’s not……when your body repairs that damage post-WOD, the tissue becomes stronger, meaning that over time you’ll make gains in strength, speed, and/or endurance.  This result is why we workout, right? One of the best ways to help your body along in this rebuilding process is to eat a post-WOD meal after the…

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Body Fat Testing

By | Events, News, Nutrition

There are still spots available for the Body Fat testing this Saturday, January 25th.  Follow the link to sign up for your time slot and pay. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crossfit-dfw-body-composition-testing-tickets-9923561640

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