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Your Mitochondria

Your Mitochondria

Several years back, Dr. Terry Wahls, who suffered/suffers from multiple sclerosis (MS), posted a Ted Talk Video entitled Managing Your Mitochondria. In my opinion, to those "in" the nutrition circles, she helped stir the pot for increased vegetable consumption and Paleo-like diets not only for health, but for "healing", aka curing MS. Here's the talk if you want to check it out: MANAGING YOUR MITCHONDRIA. Your mitochondria are the little powerhouses inside your cells.  Why they matter to us as CrossFitters is that they are key in generating energy for muscle contraction[...]
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How to Make Yourself Go to the Gym

  In a recent article in the NY Times entitled "How to Make Yourself Go to the Gym" by Josh Barrow, the following statement was made about the typical gym or fitness center:  The fact that lots of people join gyms and rarely go to them isn’t great for our national waistline, but it’s pretty good for people who own gyms. While the article is about how to motivate a person to actually "go" to the gym, I found it ironic that the economic spin put on it was from the perspective of[...]
Our secret is out…

Our secret is out…

Our secret is out…CrossFit Rebels is a laboratory and you’ll are rats! MOUTH here…here’s the scoop...the crux of this post, or at least what it's drawn from: I’ve been harassed to write more...contribute more to the blog. There’s a CF Affiliate Yearbook produced each year with over 120 pages of statistical data on how CF’s throughout the country are doing. Some CrossFit boxes are failing (not what we want to see). New Years resolutions fail. I’m old. All of you are rats! For 30 plus years as an orthopedic physical therapist, there has commonly been one huge barrier[...]

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