Category Archives: CrossFit

Lessons from Sochi: Key Components to an Athlete’s (and Your) Success

Imagine you’ve been asked to drive a car to a city you’ve never been to before. This city is 2,000 miles away. Without a map, you might feel pretty lost – where would you fill up on gas and how long between stations? What if you hit a long stretch with no civilization and you get hungry? What if there was a better route you’re missing out on?

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Webcast with Dr. John La Puma and WellnessFX Founder Jim Kean

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In our latest WellnessFX webcast, guest Dr. John La Puma, MD, FACP and author of REFUEL joined us alongside WellnessFX founder Jim Kean, to discuss “Nutrition and Hormones: What You Need to Know.”

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Credit: drjohnlapuma.com

La Puma, known for his ongoing clinical research in men’s health, covered insightful topics ranging from balancing male hormones and minimizing harmful belly fat, to how to stay fit as you age. As Jim mentioned in the webcast, “Men and women are different and they should diet differently,” Dr. La Puma also touches on the power of looking at food as fuel, as well as pleasure and convenience.

Updated 9/24/2014: Thanks for watching!  You can view additional deep dives we held with nutrition and performance innovators like our webcast with Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple, and our webcast with The Calorie Myth’s Jonathan Bailor, in Part 1 or Part 2 (lots of information).

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Mark Sisson from Mark’s Daily Apple and WellnessFX Founder Jim Kean – Webcast Part 1

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Mark Sisson, author of The Primal Blueprint and creator of Mark’s Daily Apple, and Jim Kean, WellnessFX founder, spent some quality time recently talking food, exercise, chronic disease, unconventional protein sources, and SO much more.

Check out the replay of Part I of our webcast below and pass along to your friends. Want to grab part 2, as well? Go for it. 
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How the Paleo Diet Can Aid Athletic Performance

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Today’s post from registered dietitian Sarah Brett provides an overview of a few ways the Paleo diet can enhance athletic performance:

1. Building and Repairing Muscle

The key to building and repairing muscle is lean protein, and the Paleo diet is high in lean meats and fish. These foods are packed with the branched chain amino acids valine, leucine, and isoleucine. Also known as BCAAs, these amino acids are potent stimulants for building and repairing muscle, and are most effective when consumed post-exercise. By consuming lean protein, athletes can rapidly reverse the natural breakdown of muscle that occurs following a workout, improve recovery time, and therefore train at greater intensity during their next workout.

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CrossFit Endurance & WellnessFX: The Wrap-Up

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Imagine you’re in the middle of a car race. Your foot is pressing the gas all the way down. You’re pushing your car to the max. Strange sounds start to come from the engine. Smoke leaks from under the hood. Your car is overheating. It can’t go on for much further. You look over and see your opponent easily keeping up with you, a smile on his face. He looks at you, laughs, and puts the pedal to the metal. He slips past effortlessly. All around, cars pass, leaving yours last and running out of gas. What was the difference? You brought a six-cylinder engine to a twelve-cylinder race.

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CrossFit Endurance & Wellness FX Series: Part 3

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When we lose blood, our heart pumps faster and our vessels constrict to increase blood pressure. When we lift weights over long periods of time, our hands develop protective calluses. Our bodies are constantly adapting. As discussed in last week’s video, the fuel system of the body is no exception. When conditions are ‘easy’ it becomes lax and less efficient at what it does: turning food into usable energy. Athletes shouldn’t want their bodies to get used to ‘easy.’ Would you drive a car around a track to prepare for a foot race?

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.