Pointers about recovery and nutrition

Recovery is one of the most underrated aspects of health and fitness. The average person places way too much emphasis on exercise/training and only marginally focuses on recovery. This is a mistake. The recovery process heals the body and enables you to continue to train into the future and prevent overtraining, which is a state in which the body can no longer effectively recover from activity. Some people believe overtraining is a myth—they're wrong. Science proved time and again that overtraining does exist. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) article "Overtraining Syndrome: A Practical Guide," "Overreaching is considered an accumulation of training load t

The best and worst CrossFit workouts

Hi. This is Nathan writing and today I want to talk about my favorite and least favorite CrossFit workouts. I am a fan of the CrossFit approach, though I do not follow CrossFit specific programming. For example, I do not complete the daily whiteboard WODs or follow a training program created by a CrossFit trainer. In that same vein, I do not follow programming from anyone else—I create my own. That said, I enjoy trying other training styles and some years ago I began adding CrossFit to my training regimen. Before I go further, in case you are not familiar with CrossFit, many of the "core" workouts are “named” workouts, with the "Girl" and "Hero" workouts a symbolic part of CrossFit. For e

Staying fit with kids in tow

This is Nathan writing solo again. Life is full of responsibilities and one that most people will experience at some point in their life is that of the parent. I have two daughters, who are half-sisters (that is a weird term), with one from a previous relationship (my daughter Mia) and one with my current wife (my daughter Amelia). I helped raise one of Mia's half-brothers (Kane). Grace and I want another child in the coming years. Kids have been and will continue to be part of our/my life for some time. Mia did not live with me, nor did Kane, but I had them about 3-4 days per week for many years. Back then, I was not self-employed, did not have the flexible schedule I have now, and had to
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