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Start Small!

We all have things in our lives we want to change. Some are small things. Some are grand sweeping changes that seem overwhelming. The secret is that you don’t have to change everything at once! In fact you shouldn’t... You don’t have to go from never working out to...

More Work Versus Better Work

This is for the unsung hero of the gym. The person who struggles to master, or sometimes even do, a movement. Maybe they are fighting some mobility issues or poor body mechanics. Maybe this movement is just difficult for them. They work on it anyway. They insist on...

Don’t Let Time Stop You!

Time is a difficult thing to deal with. It seems like we never have enough. We always wish we had a bit more time every day. We try to cram as much in as possible. Life sucks up so much time, work, spouses, kids, traffic, etc. It is easy to sacrifice important things...

Nutrition is so IMPORTANT!

How many hours do you spend at the gym? You are most likely spending 1 hour a day, or 3-5 hours a week working hard to achieve your weight loss goals. Of course, what you do at the gym is an integral part of looking and feeling better, but it is not THE deciding...

Preparing (Mentally and Physically) for a One Rep Max!

The end of the month is almost here so it is time for us to test a few one rep max efforts. These days of new personal records and ringing the PR bell are some of my favorite! I often get asked about how to prepare for a new max effort. I also see a lot of people in...

Failing Doesn’t Have to be Failure!

I've had my fair share of failures the last few years - being a parent and starting a small business guarantees that! Failing is never a fun thing. It certainly doesn't feel good. It's not something we like to admit. It's not something we like to talk about. It's not...

How to be an Awesome Wingman!

Batman had Robin, Sherlock had Watson, even SpongeBob had Patrick! Having a good wingman is crucial. Their job is to give you spirit and draw the absolute best out of you. Part of the culture we try very hard to cultivate is the supportive nature of the community.This...

EVERYONE should practice the Olympic Lifts!

The two Olympic Lifts, the Clean & Jerk and the Snatch, are two of the most technical movements you will do anywhere. Both of these will take a loaded barbell from the ground to locked out overhead – that’s a bar path of over 7 feet! The Clean & Jerk will do...

Paleo, Zone, and Keto – which is best for you?

OK, so yesterday we talked about the trifecta of exercise, nutrition, and sleep. Today, I'd like to give you a brief overview of 3 popular eating plans. (I dislike the word "diet" - we aren't concentrating on calorie counting and restriction, but more about the break...

The Trifecta – Exercise, Nutrition, and Sleep!

At CrossFit Recursive we to strive to provide a holistic approach to health and wellness. A big part of what we are trying to educate people on is complete mental and physical well-being. Think of it this way. You workout to break down your muscle tissues so it...

How Long Will You Be Around?

I celebrated the fourth anniversary of my 39th birthday a few weeks ago (I turned 43, if you’re trying to puzzle that out...) And it got me thinking. Not about the number or how many years I have been around, but about how much longer I’d be around. My mom died of...

Spirit Givers versus Spirit Takers

Your phone buzzes and you see a notification pop up that says “xxx has messaged you”. How does that message make you feel? Do you get excited and want to open it right away? Or do you cringe and feel a knot in your gut? The emotions you feel when this happens is the...

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