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CrossFit and Rhabdo

Originally published at Us.News Eat+Run By now, you may have heard about “CrossFit’s Dirty Little Secret,” an article by Eric Robertson that claims CrossFit is trying to shove rhabdo under the couch cushions like a discarded potato chip. Robertson, an assistant professor of physical therapy at Regis University in Denver, claims that CrossFitters are “largely …

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Weekly Meals Plan Feb 17-23

Sunday: Chicken Soup with Kale Monday: Salad with ham Tuesday: Salmon, chili garlic broccoli, sweet potoes Wednesday: Crock pot Sausage stew Thursday: Orange shrimp stir fry with zucchini noodles Friday: Grilled burgers, parsnip fries, asparagus Monday: Circuit with HIIT intervals on TM, sit ups, push ups, weighted squats, chair dips between each interval, then 2 …

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New gym!

Since I’m sicker than the monkey caretaker on Outbreak, I thought I would share workout from 2 weeks ago. It’s been a couple of weeks since we got into the new gym, but here are a couple of pictures from the first morning workout. The new space is fantastic! I’m amazed at how quickly this …

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CrossFit-The Next Chapter

There are quite a few characteristics about CrossFit that draw you in and make you want to come back for more. Whether it’s the group dynamic, the gut-wrenching workouts, the daily challenge to make yourself “better than yesterday”, or maybe the quick results that you definitely can see and feel, CrossFit IS the best fit …

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CrossFit on the Fly

I love going to my early morning class at the gym. I don’t mind getting up early, shuffling half asleep to throw on clothes, and yawning my face off during the 30 minute drive to class. The Morning Crew is a great group of die hard CF fans who define “determined”. Sometimes, I refer to …

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How do you race your Dragon?

About 3 months ago, a girl in our morning CrossFit class mentioned she was working with the Junior League of Tuscaloosa on an upcoming event. She said it would be dragon boat racing. And I immediately thought of this. And this sounded like something I need to do once in my lifetime. Row a huge …

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6 Month Running challenge

It has been one week since I finished my first marathon and I’m ready to ease back into running. The general rule of thumb is to take 1 day off from HARD RUNNING for every mile in the race. For me, that’s 26 days. Yeah, I can’t not run for 26 days. But I can …

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What does that mean?

Common abbreviations, terminology, and shorthand ways of reading and posting workouts WOD: Workout of the Day #: simple sign for pounds (lbs). It’s the “pound” sign on phones and smart phones. AMRAP: As many rounds as possible SDHP: Sumo deadlift high pulls KB: Kettle bells T2B: Toes to Bar K2E: Knees to elbows Squat: just …

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I’ve got rhabdo-let the fun begin

Here’s what you’re missing. Rhabdomyolysis is a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down rapidly. Breakdown products of damaged muscle cells are released into the bloodstream; some of these, such as the protein myoglobin, are harmful to the kidneys and may lead to kidney failure. The severity of the symptoms, which may include …

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Blue Berries, Green Grass

I think I’m already back in teacher mode. I’m playing with colors and mixing them to see what kinds of creations I can make. Only instead of paint, I’m using food. I wonder what kind of art I could create with blueberry juice and grass powder? Things are looking better. I’ve got a good head …

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I have a confession……

And it concerns a number. For most of my adult life after college, I’ve focused so much on a number. I let it bother me, uplift me, control me, enslave me. A great morning could turn real ugly just by a flashing digital number. A random Biggest Loser contestant’s weigh-in could leave me in tears…”I’m …

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Schedules obliterated

Today acted like a Tuesday. It’s no secret that I think Tuesdays are especially dreadful. Today was worse than yesterday. Let’s review: ~ bailed on the morning workout. I was just too tired and too sore from the previous day’s torture. ~ because I bailed, my meals were jacked up. I missed second breakfast and …

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One more day!!!!

Tomorrow, I’m going to be 35. I don’t feel a day over 25. And I feel 300% better than I did this time last year. Tomorrow will start the birthday weekend. I’ll have lunch with friends after a killer crossfit workout and run. Friday will include a trip to my family in MS and some …

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Spring has arrived!

Happy Tuesday! I approach Tuesdays with extreme caution. They are just bad luck. But, by 6pm, I’m in full TV watching mode. I have maybe 4-5 shows that I watch through the week and 2 of them are on Tuesday. So, after my dinner and quick run, I settled in for Biggest Loser and Glee …

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