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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...

Why Fit People Laugh at Snowstorms

It’s snowing again today. Of course we won’t get much and it won’t last long, but we’ve had a really rough winter. Remember those huge snowstorms we had just a few months ago? We had a lot of snow this winter. And sometimes it was heavy. Really heavy. Sometimes it was...

Chase Goals, Not Rabbits

I'm going to break this down plain and simple for you. You should have a Coach. There’s just too much information out there. Diet plans, supplements, workout programs, daily workouts, what other athletes are doing, and what works for other people. But you can’t do...

Don’t be afraid of “CrossFit”!

I got a call recently from a woman who wanted to bring some of her friends to the gym for a workout. She was very excited about it, but once she told her friends it was "CrossFit" they all panicked. "It'll be too hard. It'll be too intense. I won't be able to keep up....

Have you seen The White Buffalo in the Sky?

Do you often see The White Buffalo in the Sky? A common sight at many CrossFit gyms post workout is people sprawled on the floor in a pool of their own sweat trying to get themselves back together. It makes sense. They’ve just pushed themselves and finished a grueling...

Drive to Breathe – Why Warming Up Is SO Important!

A long running joke told by CrossFitters is that “Our warm up is your workout.” Irreverent humor aside, there is a reason we spend so much time on warming up and why we have relatively difficult warm ups! First, we have to wade through a tad bit of science. I promise,...

Accepting Who You Are (While Working to Improve)

It is a very difficult balance of accepting who you are a the current moment, but also working to be a better version of you. I struggle with this myself a lot lately. A few months ago I remember looking in the mirror. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to be disgusted...

Filthy Fifty and Mental Fortitude

I know it's an old cliche, but it is really good advice. CrossFit (and a lot of things in life), requires some mental fortitude to get through! In a workout like Filthy Fifty (or any workout with a large number of any movement you don't like), the number of reps can...

Why Muscle Ups Matter

You know that each month we pick a skill to work on. These are often the things people don't like as much - usually because we think we aren't good at them (and may never be!) You know the things - handstands, muscle ups, even double unders. But a ton of people hit...